Seven Stations of Sufi

The word Sufi originates from Arabic ancestry, which refers to the cloaks worn by early Muslims. Sufism or Tasawwuf is a term defined as an inner aspect of Islam which is unfathomable (Helminski, p 45). The tradition of Sufism originated from the Islamic background. This tradition has practitioners called a Sufi or Dervish. This paper will seek to describe the seven stations of the Sufi and explore the tradition of Sufism in the U.S. by focusing on the teachings, activities and the spread of this tradition.Below are the seven stations engaged in the Sufi path, each of the seven stations will start with an explained understanding of the station, later they will relate that understanding with the view of the select, lastly they will end with a version practiced by the Knower.Islamic leaders believed that repentance is parting ways with all that knowledge denounces and going to what knowledge praises. Repentance is all about forgetting an individual’s fault. The select and the Knower view repentance as the act of diverting from everything except God. Self-display is a way of showing sincerity that the Knower and the select use. This puts them closer to God. Comparisons among the repentant are immense. The first turn away from faults plus sinful actions. the second part with slips and oversights. the third takes his concentration away from the faithful and pious actions (Sarraj, p 199).Watchfulness is staying from every wrong among all creatures. This station believes that faith as a foundation establishes itself on watchfulness. Individuals of watchfulness have three ranks. The leading rank has people who are conscientious in avoiding those issues that lie within the prohibited and permitted. The second rank has individuals who are conscientious about everything that the heart does not concur with. The last rank consists of the knower.