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December 07, 2009


Your summary of history of Sufism in Islam is concise and accurate. Sufism is quite active today in almost every country which has a significant Muslim population. Like the contemporary mystical traditions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Judaism, it represents a minority of their faithful and, in Middle Eastern and Western countries, is still attacked by some orthodox leaders and followers as it was in the past. While the mystical path is open to everyone it is not suitable for everyone. Few people have the dedication or will make the concerted efforts to progress toward its goal. It requires sacrificing ego and individuality, which most modern people prize. It is the ultimate Islam, submitting one's self to the will of the divine. See the e-book "the greatest achievement in life."

Thanks, Ron, for your note and for making your book available on the web. I'll take a look.

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