I wanted to give you guys another 2 quotes on I feel very strongly agree with
Mehmet Selim Bey: The Sufi path must be opened to people of all religious perspectives, and the insights of this path should be shared with mystics of all other traditions: Jews, Christian, Hindus, Buddhist, Taoist etc. It is imperative that mystics of the world’s religion come together in dialogue in order to share the particular gifts given to their respective traditions. The Qur’an tells us: “O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of male and female and made you into nations andtribes that we may know each other ( not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honred of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things) [49:13]
Mehmet Selim Bey – AS you know, there have been many attempts at interreligious dialogue in the past by various religious authorities. However, nothing much will be accomplished as long as such religious authorities attempt to prove that their particular religious traditions are superior to other traditions. In the process, the real meaning willbe subverted by purely political agendas. A real dialogue requires that all of its participants respect their mutual equality, and in the malamati Sufi path, this is considered essential. The original meaning of suhbat is intimte dialogue, spiritual conversation, and spiritual companionship. This is also the requisite of authentic religious dialogue.
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- How Many Sufis Are There in Islam? by Stephen Schwartz (mycaravanofdreams.com)
- Sufism, Infidelity and some random thoughts (mycaravanofdreams.com)
- Shri Ramakrishna ,Sufism and the Divine Names (mycaravanofdreams.com)
- Everyday Spirituality: Life as Prayer by Dr Stewart Bitkoff (mycaravanofdreams.com)
- Recommending Sufism and the Way of Blame by Dr. Toussulis with a small excerpt. (mycaravanofdreams.com)
- Going & Doing by Dr. Stewart Bitkoff (mycaravanofdreams.com)
- Two poignant Line from The Sufis of Afganistan Film (Roughy translated) (mycaravanofdreams.com)