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Sufi Cults and the Evolution of Medieval Indian Culture – Page 224
Anup Taneja – 2003 – ‎Snippet view
Jaisi has, however, depicted the emotional insights of monogamous women and their adjustment with the polygamous husband. He has elaborately written about the contentions between the two wives and their reluctance to adjust with each other.89 One can therefore say that monogamous women did have difficulties in accommodating themselves with their polygamous husbands. It would not be wrong to say then that Jaisi had a certain degree of disliking for the polygamous …
The Oxford History of Islam – Page 735
John L. Esposito – 2000 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
684, 687; in Malaysia, 585 minority communities, of Muslims, 612 miracles, attributed to Sufis, 360, 361 Mir Damad, as Shiite scholar, 295, 368, 697 al-Mirdar,Abu Musa, as Mutazilite theologian, 278 Mirdasids, of Aleppo, 43 miri, Ottoman lands … Safavid legacy from, 370 monogamy, modernist sanction of, 648 Monophysitism, 3, 310, 311; in Ottoman Empire, 385 monotheism; Muhammad’s teaching of, 8, 13, 19, 305; Quranic doctrine of, 146–147, 517 Montreal, foreign populations of, …
Sufism in the Ottoman Arab World: Shaykh ʻAbd Al-Ghanī Al-Nābulusī
B. R. Von Schlegell – 1997 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
beyond. his. (mental). perception.” Rühāni initiation seems to have been refused by few Naqshbandis, but, again, as with his eventual insistence on monogamous master-disciple relationships, Tāj al-Dîn al-Rūmī stands out. Known for favoring in-person training and subbah with a living shaykh, Tāj al-Din’s biographer quotes …
Seeds of Conflict in a Haven of Peace: From Religious Studies to …
Frans Jozef Servaas Wijsen – 2007 – ‎Preview
The issue was resolved and the Celestrian Church was granted membership, because it had ruled in 1986 that new clergy must be monogamous. In Islam religious orders (tariqas) or brotherhoods based on mysticism (Sufism) could be seen as a parallel. The major difference from the African Instituted Churches is that in Africa the Sufi brotherhoods are pretty much mainline, as the majority of Muslims in Africa are linked to them to some extent. In global Islam, however, the Sufi …
The ulema, sufis and intellectuals – Page 24
Mubarak Ali Khan – 2005 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
Akbar favorued monogamy and disliked the practice of marrying more than once. He never allowed the practice of illicit sexual relations. According to Badauni, he founded a settlement of prostitutes outside the city and named it Shaitanpura (the place of Satan). There was a supervisor and a clerk who checked those who visited the prostitutes and registered their names. Similarly, the religious reforms of Akbar were called Din-i- Ilahi and condemned as an attempt to replace Islam.
In the Eye of the Storm: Women in Post-revolutionary Iran – Page 202
Mahnaz Afkhami, ‎Erika Friedl – 1994 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
The advice to treat women with justice has been interpreted by some to imply monogamy. It has been argued that it would be impossible for a man to treat co-wives equally, and that therefore the Quran is indirectly advising men to be monogamous. See Leila Ahmed, Women and Gender in Islam (New … She refers to the practices of the early Sufis and Qarmatians as evidence of equal spiritual treatment of women in Islam. In their methodology of spiritual practices, the Sufis have …
Re-searching Indian women – Page 113
Vijaya Ramaswamy – 2003 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
The negotiation in these poems between Sufi and Rajput ethics is not always so successful, however. The clearest instance of a disjunction is in the polygamous status of the hero. Polygamy for the hero in medieval romances, and the upper-caste patriarchy it articulated, always implied monogamy for the woman. Once again, the prior marriage of the heroine Chanda in the Chandayan is a deviation from this norm indicative of the poem’s Ahir moorings. A sixteenth-century Sufi treatise …
Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs – Page 122
Nadia Maria El-Cheikh – 2004 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
… the texts criticize Byzantine concepts of celibacy, marriage (including monogamy), and divorce. In Islam, the question of celibacy versus marriage is resolved largely in favor of the latter. The centrality of marriage in Islam is best captured by a tradition of the Prophet: “There shall be no monkery in Islam.” The clear example of the Prophet established marriage and, more generally, legal sexual intercourse, as sunna, although celibacy did crop up at intervals, especially among the Sufis.

The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan: Gayan, Vadan, Nirtan
Inayat Khan – 1960 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
MONOGAMY and polygamy depend upon temperament. A monogamous temperament could never be otherwise than monogamous. And there are temperaments that will always have a tendency towards polygamy; no matter how happily placed in life, or how carefully guarded, these naturally seek variety of experience in sex. In the lower animal creation, the polygamous temperament is seen to predominate. There one male has a number of females. One male is capable of …

The Many Lives of a Rajput Queen: Heroic Pasts in India, c. 1500-1900
Ramya Sreenivasan – 2017 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
The inexorable fact of elite polygyny seems to coexist uneasily with a Sufi monogamous ethic here. As the values of lay elites and their courtly genres take precedence at this point, the heroine now contends with a rival for her husband’s affection. In the Padmavat Ratansen simply re-enters his old relationship with Nagmati and the co-wives are left confronting each other. They come to blows before Ratansen intervenes and reminds them that they are united by a common duty (seva) to …
The Moslem World – Volumes 6-7 – Page 35
Samuel Marinus Zwemer – 1966 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
This, with the following view, will perhaps enable us to estimate the real value of this modern form of Sufism. “Polygamy may be natural to man, and monogamy to the female . . . but monogamy is the ideal life.” This statement is hardly in accord with the professed idealistic views of womanhood which we have noticed. A good test for any system of religion or ethics is to analyse their attitude towards women — Christianity in all its mystical aspects is dignified by its regard for woman …

Misadventure in the Middle East: Travels as Tramp, Artist, & Spy
Henry Hemming – 2010 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
He was light years ahead of his contemporaries in the way he championed monogamy, religious tolerance and an end to slavery, among other things. The poet Ted Hughes once described Sufis as “the biggest society of sensible men there has ever been on earth”. Sufism minus the music and dance first formed in the centuries after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, in some ways as a reaction to the dogmatic approach to Islam taking root throughout the Arabian peninsula, …
Inside Central Asia
Dilip Hiro – 2011 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear, But love unexplained is clearer. Rumi’s open-mindedness and liberal interpretation of Islam are well captured in “Take the road to rebirth, O hoja [religious teacher]! Leave what’s old, / On your journey you’ll find dull earth will turn to gold.”14 The great Sufi saint was against slavery and for monogamy and giving women a higher role in religion and public life. He called on his disciples to pursue all forms of truth and beauty, irrespective …

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