Islamic Mysticism is the Way of Passion.
The mystical doctrines of the Sufi are the tenets of Islamic mysticism. Sufism is a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality. Sufism is “a specific approach to Islamic learning and practice that has been found among Muslims everywhere.” (William C. Chittick, Mysticism in Islam)
The poems of the Sufi, Rumi, has given the world a wonderful insight into this mysticism. For that reason, Rumi’s work has a separate page on this website.
WHATEVER WAY LOVE’S CAMEL TAKES…
My heart has become capable of every form:
it is a pasture for gazelles
And a monastery for Christian monks,
And a temple for idols,
And the pilgrim’s Ka’ba,
And the tablets of the Torah,
And the Book of the Koran.
I follow the religion of Love:
Whatever way love’s camel takes,
That is my religion, my faith.
~ Ibn Arbi
To God belong the East and the West;
and wherever you turn,
there is the Face of God.
For God is onmipresent, all-knowing…
God is the originator
of the heavens and the earth;
and whenever God decrees anything
God says to it, “Be!”
and it is….
And your God is one God
there is no God but The One,
Behold, in the creation
of the heavens and the earth,
and the alternation of night and day,
and the ships that sail on the sea
to profit the people,
and the water God rains from the skies,
thereby enlivening the earth
after it has died,
and spreading animals of all kinds
and in the shifting of the winds
and the clouds
enslaved between the heavens and the earth:
therein are signs
for a discerning people.
Form the Qur’an, Surah 6