Sufi Method of Spiritual Purification in the Light of Kashf al Mahjub

Authors

  • Mumtaz Ahmed Jasvi Independent Research Scholar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52337/jsers.v1i3.32

Keywords:

Purification, Practices, Spirituality, Sufism, Tasawwuf

Abstract

Spiritual purification is an ultimate achievement of every religious personality. In every religion, some kinds of ritual practices advised to perform. The objectives behind all these activities are to get spirituality or purified character. In Islam, everybody is advised to do good deeds and keep away from wrong ones. This way of life enhances spirituality and makes somebody mentally satisfied. The basic purposes of all the activities of Islamic mystics (Sufis) are to get spiritual purification which is achieved by their continuous struggles, devotion for their mission and full concentration in their worships. Hazrat Ali bin Othman Al-Hujweri (R.A), the writer of Kashf ul-Mahjub has elaborated this aspect and presented some techniques to get such condition. He also authenticated his view point with the help of Qur’ānic verses, Hadith texts and practical examples of Sufis of different time and area in his book. After studying the data on Islamic mysticism, Sufism and Tasawwuf, it was felt that the Sufi method to get spirituality needed to be elaborated. So Kashf ul-Mahjub was taken because it is considered an encyclopedia on Sufism or Tasawwuf. The basic objective of this paper is, to highlight those practices, methods, techniques and activities which are particularly mentioned in this book to get spiritually purified character. The basic research question has been raised, what is the method of Sufis to get spiritual purification? A descriptive kind of research has been used for this study.

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Published

2021-09-30

How to Cite

Mumtaz Ahmed Jasvi. (2021). Sufi Method of Spiritual Purification in the Light of Kashf al Mahjub. Journal of Socio-Economic and Religious Studies, 1(3), 11–21. https://doi.org/10.52337/jsers.v1i3.32