Early history[ edit ] Influence of Islam[ edit ] Muslims entered India in under the Arab commander Muhammad bin Qasimby conquering the regions of Sindh and Multan. This historical achievement connected South Asia to the Muslim empire. The Muslim culture of the caliphate began to permeate through India.
Posted on September 2, 7 Comments I have found that there are contradictory views of Sufism within the Hindu community.
On the other hand there are certainly Sufis who have had a positive non-exclusionist attitude. Rumi expressed this in this poem: There are many more examples, it is clear that not all Sufis had a negative attitude to Hinduism.
We firmly reject the actions of those who pervert the words of God to justify violence for political ends. Sadiq Alam has a blog that shows great understanding of Hinduism. There is great deal of misunderstanding that surrounds Hinduism and that is found mainly among people of the Book Jewish, Christians and Islam.
This is because Hindus worship in many gods and worship idols which seems polytheistic from external. But that is not the Soul of Hinduism. Hindus also acknowledge only One Supreme Being. His blog is certainly worth a look, as here is a Muslim who would clearly be happier among Hindu Yogi than among Islamic fundamentalists.
It serves as a reminder that you cannot Sufism and hinduism a faith because of the actions and attitudes of some followers. An anonymous Sufi blog details a call by Phillipe de Vos for understanding between Hinduism and Islam. This call is rather condescending towards Hinduism, clearly seeing Islam as the superior of the two beliefs but does show an understanding of the unity behind different aspects of God, which he parallels with different ways that Allah can be manifest to the Muslim: For the Muslim sometime the God presence come through his Majesty witch inspire respect as: This shows a mid point in the various views of modern day Sufis.
At the other extreme, blogs such as this blog which appears to be from followers of the Azeemia Sufi order show little attempt to understand other religions. Those who prepared the outlines of religions of those eras themselves were not familiar with the facts of Realm of Behest.
And, thus, they laid the foundations of the wrong beliefs, sorcery, witchcraft and monkism during the course of passing over to others the things learnt from their leaders. They used to declare the manifestations a source of original lights.
Examples of such religions are the religions originating in the Babylon, Jainism and in the Aryan Religions Hindu Vedantism influenced many of them.
Buddhism, too, finally ended up in monkism because of the similar attitude of the followers of Buddha. Mongoloid religions are also devoid of the shades of monotheism because of the same factors. Almost the same factors caused the Taoism associated with witchcraft and delusions. These Sufis also show respect and tolerance towards other religions.
I think the message for Hindus is that Sufis should be taken individually. We should assume good faith, but be prepared for intollerance. In many cases we will be rewarded by closer understanding. As I live in Britain the attitudes of Sufis has a particular importance to me.
In July a group calling itself the Sufi Muslim Council was formed to counter extremism and to represent the tolerant spiritual British Muslims.
They say they are ready for dialogue with all religious groups, i ncluding Jewish Groups. They have a very positive statement which includes the following passages: Muslim extremists, like bin Laden and his affiliates—such as Omar Bakri and Dr.Hinduism didn't had any influence in establishing Sufism/Sufi orders or the core concepts of Sufism but, Hinduism practiced in India did influence in mastering the Sufi rituals/concepts.
Sufism is a mystical sect of Islam. Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world. It is considered to be the oldest living religion in the world. Both Hinduism and Sufism have many beliefs and practices dedicated to reach their final goal, however certain details of the beliefs and practices differ.
Sufism is a mystical sect of Islam. Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world. It is considered to be the oldest living religion in the world. Hinduism didn't had any influence in establishing Sufism/Sufi orders or the core concepts of Sufism but, Hinduism practiced in India did influence in mastering the Sufi rituals/concepts.
Sufism is a mystical sect of Islam. Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world. It is considered to be the oldest living religion in the world.
Both Hinduism and Sufism have many beliefs and practices dedicated to reach their final goal, however certain details of the beliefs and practices differ.
For many, the thought of Afghanistan evokes associations with implacable fundamentalism and hopelessly backward and belligerent tribal cultures. Very few people would associate this country in the Hindu Kush with Sufism, the mystical dimension of Islam that has long played a significant role in the countries of central and southern Asia.