Tag Archives: Fanafillah

What is Sufism? Part 3: The State of Trance

by Navid Zaidi As the soul is completely withdrawn from the body and concentrated within, it is said to be in a state of trance. It has awakened from deep sleep. It is at this stage that man is able … Continue reading

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Personality, Love, and Asking

A View Counter to the Sufi Philosophy of Cosmic Absorption (Fana Fillah) in Dr Allama Iqbal’s poem ‘Secrets of the Self’ (Asrar-e-Khudi) by Navid Zaidi Napoleon said, ‘ I am a thing, not a person. ‘ So, what am I? … Continue reading

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