Monday, October 26, 2009

Question # 173

The word could either mean “wool” or “purity”. The two were combined by al-Rudhabari who said, "The _____ is the one who wears wool on top of purity”. In its initial stage it was just the internationalization of Islam. From its traditional point of view, the teachings of ______were transmitted from the Prophet Muhammad to those who had the capacity to acquire the direct experiential gnosis of God, which was passed on from teacher to student through the centuries. Some of this transmission is summarized in texts. Important contributions in writing are attributed to Uwais al-Qarni, Harrm bin Hian, Hasan Basri and Sayid ibn al-Mussib, who are regarded as the first of their kind in the earliest generations of Islam. What is it?

Answer : Sufi

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