The ritual practices of the naqshbandiyya-kh lidiyya order in contemporary Malaysia

Syed Omar, Syed Hadzrullathfi and Othman, Mohd Shahril (2012) The ritual practices of the naqshbandiyya-kh lidiyya order in contemporary Malaysia. Humanities and Social Sciences Review, 1 (3). pp. 149-157. ISSN 2165-6258

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This article will discuss the dhikr ism al-dhat, which is one of the ritual practices of the Naqshbandiyya-Khalidiyya Sufi order. The term ism al-dhat 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 Khalidiyya order in Malaysia. The study found that various manners of practice of the dhikr ism al-dhat in the Naqshbandiyya-Khalidiyya 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, Khalidiyya, Sufi order, The dhikr ism al-dhat.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Islamic Contemporary Studies
Depositing User: Syahmi Manaf
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 06:13
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 06:13

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