The ritual practices of the naqshbandiyya-khalidiyya order in contemporary Malaysia

Syed Hadzrullathfi, Syed Omar and Mohd Shahril, Othman (2012) The ritual practices of the naqshbandiyya-khalidiyya order in contemporary Malaysia. Humanities and Social Sciences Review, International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS), Vol 1, No 3. 2012. pp. 149-157. ISSN 2165-6258

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This article will discuss the dhikr ism al-dhƗt, which is one of the ritual practices of the NaqshbandiyyaKhƗlidiyya Sufi order. The term ism al-dhƗt refers to the divine essence of God’s almighty name of ‘Allah.’ Using interviews and the observation-participant method, this qualitative study was conducted to evaluate whether the current practice of the Sufi order in the Malay Peninsula is coherent with the last prominent Naqshbandiyya scholars or not. The article attempts to highlight the modifications related to the practices that occur particularly in the KhƗlidiyya order in Malaysia. The study found that various manners of practice of the dhikr ism al-dhƗt in the Naqshbandiyya-KhƗlidiyya Sufi order applied in Malaysia nowadays are coincident with those of former Naqshbandi leaders who have engaged in such a variety of practices. The study showed not much difference or changes in implementation compared with the practices that took place in Malaysia at that time

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: : Sufism, Naqshbandiyya, KhƗlidiyya, Sufi order, The dhikr ism al-dhƗt
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Islamic Contemporary Studies
Depositing User: Mrs Norhidayah Razak
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2021 02:42
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2021 08:42

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