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Rani institucionalni razvoj tesavvufskoga nauka
Early institutional development of tasawwuf teaching

Author(s): Samir Beglerović
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«

Summary/Abstract: When considering this issue and examining referential sources, there is very little information on the actual development of tasawwuf teaching from the time of Prophet Muhammad p.b.u.h., to the time of clearly defined dervish orders of 11th and 12th centuries. Specifically, if one is to present, or rather sketch out, the silsila of tasawwuf teaching, which may connect a specific dervish order with a specific tradition among the ashab, the first generation of Muslims, what would that be like? This is certainly not to be confused with the spiritual silsila (silsila rūhāniyya) of each dervish order, which grants the authority to each headmaster and teacher (sheikh), through his own teacher, and so on, and links them to one of the hazrat ashab (i.e. in the order of their appearance in silsila of the sheikhs: hazrat Ali, hazrat Abu Bekr, and hazrat Enes ibn Malik), and then hazrat Muhammad, p.b.u.h. This paper discusses the link between initial forms of conveying Islamic teaching among the ashab and the subsequent dervish orders.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 39-40
  • Page Range: 78-93
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bosnian