HINDU AND MUSLIM MYSTICISM EBOOK

Hindu and Muslim Mysticism has 6 ratings and 0 reviews. Authoritative work tracing the development of mystical thought within the formative period of bot. Authoritative work tracing the development of mystical thought within the formative period of both traditions. Zaehner R. C.: Hindu and Muslim mysticism. (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Jordan Lectures in Comparative.


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HINDU AND MUSLIM MYSTICISM EBOOK

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He used to have mystical experiences. He finally came to India. Islam had not taken deep roots at that time and he was greatly influenced by Hindu mysticism. On his return, he settled down in Baghdad and started preaching his new found ideas.

The hindu and muslim mysticism famous quote of his is 'ana'l-haqq' or 'I am the Reality'.

This is similar to Hindu Vedantic principle. The orthodox Muslim clergy could not swallow this 'heresy'. Hallaj was arrested, tortured and executed in a barbarous way.

But his teachings left a lasting influence. Divinity of the soul and the possibility of attaining oneness with the supreme soul was a novel concept to persons who were far above the materialistic world. He was born in eastern Persia. But his father moved out and Rumi studied at Arabic universities and hindu and muslim mysticism famous as a scholar.

But he hindu and muslim mysticism fond of wandering and came in contact with dervishes or moving Sadhus, fakirs. This changed his life. He founded a religious order called the Maulavis, who practiced a whirling dance and singing to induce spiritual ecstasy. His book "Mathnavi" is considered greatest work in Islamic mysticism.

Rumi, the mystic, thought God as the only Reality. He believed in the pre-existence of the soul, which passed through different stages, to unite finally with God.

HINDU AND MUSLIM MYSTICISM EBOOK

The right conclusion seems to be that Kabir was a Muslim Sufi who, having come under Ramananda's influence, accepted some Hindu ideas and tried to reconcile Hinduism and Islam. However it was the Hindus, and particularly those of the lower classes, to whom his message appealed.

With many of his works not available for study, and serious doubts [[]] existing hindu and muslim mysticism the genuineness of others, it is difficult to assess Kabir properly, but there is no difference of opinion about the general tenor of his writings.

He often uses Hindu religious nomenclature, and is equally at home in Hindu and Muslim religious thought, but there is no doubt that one of the most salient features of his teachings is denunciation of polytheism, idolatry, and caste. But he is equally unsparing hindu and muslim mysticism his condemnation of Muslim formalism, and he made no distinction between what was sane and holy in the teachings of Hinduism and Islam.

Hindu and Muslim Mysticism

He was a true seeker after God, and did his best to break the barriers that hindu and muslim mysticism Hindus from Muslims. What has appealed to the millions of his followers through the hindu and muslim mysticism, however, is his passionate conviction that he had found the pathway to God, a pathway accessible to the lowest as well as the highest.

That he has in the course of time become a saint of the Hindus rather than of the Muslims is a reflection of the temper of Hinduism, which finds it easier than Islam to bring new sects and doctrines within its spiritual hegemony.

HINDU AND MUSLIM MYSTICISM EBOOK

The second great religious leader whose work shows undoubted Islamic influence is Guru Nanak — The Sikh religion, of which Nanak was the founder, is noted for its militant opposition to Islam, but this is largely a product of historical circumstances in the seventeenth century. Nanak's own aim was to unite both Hindu and Muslim through an appeal hindu and muslim mysticism what he considered the great central truths of both.

Hindu and Muslim Mysticism by R.C. Zaehner

He acknowledged Kabir as his spiritual teacher, and their teachings are very similar. His debt to Islam is shown in his rigorous insistence on the will and hindu and muslim mysticism of God, while the underlying structure of his thought, with its tendency to postulate a unity that comprehends all things, suggests his Hindu inheritance.

Accompanied by two companions, one a Muslim and hindu and muslim mysticism other a Hindu, he wandered throughout North India and, according to some accounts, to Arabia, preaching his simple gospel.



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