سماجی رویوں کی تشکیل میں صوفیہ کا کردار

Role of Sufis in the formation of social behavior

Authors

  • Dr. Saeed Ahmad Saeedi Associate Professor، Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Punjab Lahore.
  • Hafiz Ghulam Yasin Research Associate, Al-Idrak Research Center, Lahore.

Keywords:

Sufism, Islamic spirituality, social behavior, divine guidance, Sufi saints, welfare initiatives, materialism.

Abstract

The research paper explores the significant role of Sufism in Islamic spirituality and its influence on social behavior. It draws insights from scriptures and historical narratives to emphasize that divine guidance encompasses both material and spiritual aspects. The study highlights the enduring legacy of Sufism, focusing on how Sufi saints have perpetuated the prophetic mission by embodying spiritual principles and disseminating Islamic teachings. It also emphasizes the contributions of prominent Sufi figures such as Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti and Baba Fariduddin Ganj Shakar in nurturing faith and belief in regions historically entrenched in disbelief and polytheism. Additionally, the paper elucidates the distinctive approach of Sufis in spiritual training and societal reform, emphasizing inward purification, adherence to Sharia, and service to humanity. It underscores Sufi practices of humility, generosity, and compassion as catalysts for social transformation, evidenced by the establishment of mosques, madrassas, and welfare initiatives. Despite facing opposition and criticism, Sufi endeavors have persisted, driven by an unwavering commitment to the prophetic mission. However, contemporary challenges such as materialism and deviation from core objectives pose threats to the efficacy of Sufi guidance. The paper advocates for a renewed focus on spiritual objectives and the restoration of Sufi principles to address contemporary societal needs.

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Published

26-05-2024

How to Cite

Dr. Saeed Ahmad Saeedi, & Hafiz Ghulam Yasin. (2024). سماجی رویوں کی تشکیل میں صوفیہ کا کردار: Role of Sufis in the formation of social behavior. INKISHAF, 4(12), 1–19. Retrieved from https://inkishaf.org/index.php/home/article/view/419

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