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During the last Friday of the Hegira calendar month of Shawwāl, the Ṣūfī Orders are celebrating the mūlid (birth anniversary) of the founder of the Shādhilī Order, Abū al-Ḥasan al-Shādhilī.
A former advisor of the Grand Imām of al-Azhar said that Islamic Ṣūfīsm protects young people from the “hazard of extremism,” adding that people have to be aware of the sound form of Ṣūfīsm, or Islamic mysticism.
The Ṣūfī Muḥyī al-Dīn Ibn ʿArabī lived during the 12th century. Most of his books were lost during his trips from the city of Murcia in Spain (Andalusia) to the Levant, namely Damascus, where he died and was buried.
When the book ‘al-Mawāqif wa al-Mukhāṭabāt’ by al-Nafarrī was published in Cairo in 1934, the late novelist and Nobel laureate Najīb Maḥfūẓ was just 23 years old, having already graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Department of the Egyptian University, now known as Cairo University. 
Secretary-General of the Islamic Research Academy, Dr. Naẓīr ʿAyyād, spoke back to those who say that Ṣūfīsm did not exist during the time of the Prophet Muḥammad and the Ṣaḥāba (the Prophet’s Companions), saying that these claims are groundless as they have been debunked on numerous occasions.
Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Shahāwī, the chief of the Shāfʿī Sufi Order in Egypt, said that Ṣūfīsm, like any other branch of science, is guided by ten principles. He added that Ṣūfīsm concerns self-exploration and the pursuit of virtuous ethics, as well as the renunciation of bad manners.
The governorate of Damietta (Dumyāṭ), about 160 kilometers north of Cairo, is getting prepared to celebrate the mūlid (birthday anniversary) of al-ʿĀrif Biāllah al-Fātiḥ al-Takrūrī, also known as Abū al-Maʿāṭī. The courts of dhikr and Ṣūfī rituals are being prepared, with local sweet and souvenir...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a visit to the mosque and mausoleum of Imām al-Shāfiʿī in Cairo on the sidelines of his visit to Egypt on February 14.
The ‘Dictionary of the Spirit: Ṣūfīsm as We Should Know it’, the latest book by author and researcher Dr. ʿAmmār ʿAlī Ḥasan, has been released by the Egyptian-Lebanese Publishing House in Cairo.
Al-Bayt al-Muḥammadī Foundation for Sufism and Heritage Science Studies is celebrating the anniversary of the al-Isrā’ wa al-Miʿrāj (Night Journey and Ascension to Heave of the Prophet Muḥammad) and al-Sayīda Zaynab.  

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