Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:23 PM
../../../public/style_images/master/snapback.pngJimJam, on 05 August 2011 - 07:21 AM, said:
The Naimatullis are are marked as a Shia-sufi order, only that Shiism is Ismailism
Nematollahis follow the Ithnashari shia branch. The Gonabadis also follow the same ithnashari shia branch, but are still not free of harassment by a very small number of clerics who are afraid of popularity and budget deficits. Kind of like Stalin who would kill anyone increasing in popularity ... again these are a very small exception. Sufis are not in popularity contest as they seek the pleasure of Allah and popularity with Him and not the masses nor their donations. There can be no duality, not even of one's own self. I am no one. I also want to thank the person who posted tao-te-ching-illustrated.pdf with download link. The Nematollahi's do make use of music but the Gonabadis do not. Thus, you have choices according to your temperament and taste. Sufis of various tariqahs cooperate and try to maintain some contacts with other sufi tariqahs and that probably included ismailism at some time in the past and possibly in the present. Unlike the Nematollahis who use music in their devotional practices, the ismailis do not use music at all in their devotional religious practices, only at social functions, and possibly indian dance. The Nematollahis do not dance. There was a practice whereby an initiate would learn under one teacher who would then on completion refer him to another teacher for further complementary learning. Here is a taste of Nematollahi devotional poetry.
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Has anyone also studied I-Ching here ? Has anyone tried to catalog the religious history of the asian nations ? Recently, a youtube video lecture by a Naqshbandi shaikh explained the descent of middle eastern nations from Sam (SAm), european nations from Ham (HAm), and the asian nations from Japeth. He said that Japeth was also a prophet.
I am mainly able to visit this forum rarely so if you have a question, or something to write, do so and I shall respond, but it may be late.
Edited by nematollahi, 05 October 2011 - 04:17 PM.