Junayd of Baghdad

Junayd Of Baghdad

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Junayd of Baghdad () was one of the most famous of the early Persian Muslim mystics, or Sufis, of Islam and is a central figure in the golden chain of many Sufi orders. Junayd taught in Baghdad throughout his spiritual lifetime and was an important figure in the development of central Sufi doctrine. Junayd, like Hasan of Basra before him, was widely revered by his students and disciples as well as quoted by other mystics. Because of his importance in Sufi theology, Junayd was often referred to as the "Sultan".Concise Encyclopedia of Islam, C. Glasse, al-Junayd (pg. 211), Suhail Academy co.

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Junaid’s contributions to Sufism are many.  His basic ideas deal with a progression that leads one to “annihilate” oneself (fana) so as to be in a closer union with the Divine.  People need to “relinquish natural desires, to......

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