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What was Role of Mysticism in Unification and Peaceful Coexistence of People in India ?

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Asked by khabardar, 24 Feb '12 04:20 pm
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The main purpose of India Islamic Cultural Centre is to promote mutual understanding and amity amongst the people of this country and to depict the true face of Islam which is most tolerant, liberal, progressive, rational and forward looking religion besides being based on cardinal principles of human values irrespective of faith, caste, creed and color.

The IICC also provides a forum where scholars from all fields of learning can interact with each other to promote brotherhood, friendship, peace and amity amongst the various cultural and religious groups in India and also to strive for a peaceful co-existence
Answered by jameel ahmed, 19 Mar '12 01:44 pm

 
  
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By the time the 'Abbasid Caliphate fell, there were many Sufi orders that had sprung up across the Muslim world, founded by eminent scholars. They built Khanqahs or hospices which were the focal points for the spread of Islam and Islamic teaching. Under each main center, sub-centers sprang up which owed their allegiance to the order. The Sufi saints exercised their spiritual power and had a greater hold on people. There is not only the impact of history on the past, but also the impossibility of understanding the present surface of diversity among Muslims without a historical discourse on Sufism.

Sufism had an instrumental role in spreading Islam in India. Muslim Sufis have devoted themselves to spread the universal message of Islam with love, compassion or that is to say according to the actual teachings of the Prophet (PBUH) for centuries. Due to these peaceful efforts on the part of the Sufi saints this spirit of love and compassion was so deeply embedded in Indian society that i ...more
Answered by anil garg, 28 Apr '12 07:11 pm

 
  
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Mysticism:

Mysticism is nearly universal and unites most religions in the quest for divinity.2 Mysticism is a quest for a hidden truth or wisdom: the treasure hidden in the centers of our souls. "Since the beginning of consciousness, human beings both men and women have walked the path of return of recognition and reunion with the Source of Being".3 Thus, it is man-God unity. Aldous Huxley has stated that 'a totally unmystical world would be a world totally blind and insane' and the Indian Poet Rabindranath Tagore has noted that Man has a feeling that he is truly represented in something which exceeds himself. In short we can define mysticism as a union with the Divine, or a reunion with the infinite.
Islamic Mysticism:

Sufism is the name given to the mystical movement within Islam; a Sufi is a Muslim who dedicates himself to the quest after mystical union or better said, 'reunion' with his Creator The name is Arabic in origin, being derived from the word suf meaning "wool"; th ...more
Answered by truth exposed, 24 Feb '12 04:27 pm

 
  
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