- my kokoro: doki
- me: ah fuck not this again
Reblogged from kitsun.
May 01, 2013, 9:15am 19,272 notes
Happy St Patrick’s Day from Dubai :)
it tastes good i love it lolll i dont know who came up with it but my family prepares it during ramadans it tastes goooooddddd sooo good :3
Now wondering it can be made with other kind of fish or anything like squids or octopus (if they are made into ‘paste’ yeah, it’d be okay.)
… and Google turned up ‘2 results’ for ‘Shellfish samosa’.
It’s available in a French restaurant in Hong Kong and a shellfish restaurant in Scotland.
Adventures of Sindbad cartoon was produced in 1975 and the first Arabic episode was broadcast in 1978
In pursuit of this goal of worshipping Allah, Sufis belong to Tariqas, or orders, established in the first few centuries after the Prophet’s death. These orders have a master who will teach sacred knowledge to others in the group.
Although Tariqas have a long history, in recent times some Muslims have questioned the necessity of Tariqas arguing that they were alien to the Prophet himself. Sufis make a convincing defence from the Qur’an and Sunna (what the Prophet said, did, agreed to or condemned).
Sufis acknowledge that Tariqas were not established at the time of the Prophet. They consider that the Prophet his companions and their immediate successors, the first three generations, embodied Islamic mysticism but the phenomenon was too general to have a specific name. Later generations of Muslims became distracted by worldliness and so those, now in the minority, that were dedicated to worshipping Allah were given the name Sufi. This turn of events was eloquently described in the 10th Century by Abu l-Hasan Fushanji who said:
Today Sufism is a name without a reality. It was once a reality without a name.
Abu l-Hasan Fushanji, quoted in Lings, Martin, What is Sufism?, The Islamic Texts Society, 1999, pg 45
Although the word Sufism is absent from prophetic speech, it’s believed Sufism’s place in Islam is described by the Prophet:
Umar ibn al-Khattab, a companion of the prophet, said:
“One day we were sitting in the company of Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) when there appeared before us a man dressed in pure white clothes, his hair extraordinarily black. There were no signs of travel on him. None amongst us recognized him. At last he sat with the Apostle (peace be upon him). He knelt before him placed his palms on his thighs and said: Muhammad, inform me about Islam.
“The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Islam implies that you testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and you establish prayer, pay Zakat, observe the fast of Ramadan, and perform pilgrimage to the (House) if you are solvent enough (to bear the expense of) the journey. He (the inquirer) said: You have told the truth.
“It amazed us that he would put the question and then he would himself verify the truth.
“He (the inquirer) said: Inform me about Iman.
“He (the Holy Prophet) replied: That you affirm your faith in Allah, in His angels, in His Books, in His Apostles, in the Day of Judgment, and you affirm your faith in the Divine Decree about good and evil.
“He (the inquirer) said: You have told the truth. He again said: Inform me about Ihsan.
“He (the Holy Prophet) said: That you worship Allah as if you are seeing Him, for though you don’t see Him, He, verily, sees you.
“He (the enquirer) again said: Inform me about the hour (of the Doom).
“He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: One who is asked knows no more than the one who is inquiring (about it).
“He (the inquirer) said: Tell me some of its indications.
“He (the Holy Prophet) said: That the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress and master, that you will find barefooted, destitute goat-herds vying with one another in the construction of magnificent buildings.
“Then he (the inquirer) went on his way but I stayed with him (the Holy Prophet) for a long while. He then, said to me: Umar, do you know who this inquirer was? I replied: Allah and His Apostle knows best. He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: He was Gabriel (the angel). He came to you in order to instruct you in matters of religion.”
Sahih Muslim, Book 1:Number 1
In this well-known hadith the angel Gabriel asks about pivotal features of the Islamic belief. They included Islam, Iman, and Ihsan. Islam is the outward practice of the religion. Iman is the belief in the unseen and what the prophets have informed us of. Ihsan is to worship Allah as though one sees him.
Traditionally scholars were able to teach each of these essential parts of Islam. The Imams of Sharia or ‘sacred law’ taught at the level of Islam. The Imams of Aqida or ‘tenets of faith’ taught Iman. The Imams of Sufism taught at the level of Ihsan.
[***akio: I’m omitting practice part. I’m now mostly interested in how it was taught - that it was (originally or supposedly) taught from three? facets - Islam, Iman and Ihsan - and why they came up such approach.]