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Positioning Islamic Theology and Karamat in Sufi Discourse: Examining the Nizamiyya Tariqa

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of History, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (4), Pages 43-47, April,14 (2014)

Abstract

Theology and scriptures are often regarded as the core of Shariati perspective of Islam. The sufis are considered to be individuals with mystical leanings who were primarily engaged with unravelling their intuitive power. Did Islamic theology occupy a predominant position in the sufi discourse? This paper studies the early fourteenth century and analyzes the standpoint of a sufi master regarding theology and mysticism. By examining the nuances of the Nizamiyya tariqa, this paper analyzes the complex strategies deployed by a sufi Shaykh to provide a sufi interpretation of ritual prayers and Islamic sciences and demonstrate the superior spiritual prowess of the sufis apparent in the performance of karamat (miracles).

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