Path to ex­pe­ri­enc­ing di­vine love

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IS­LAMIC mys­tics (Su­fis) seek to find the truth of di­vine love and knowl­edge through be­haviour­change prac­tices.

Su­fism seek ways to God via spir­i­tu­al­ity rather than opt­ing for le­galisms. The way of the Sufi re­mains rel­e­vant as it can help to deepen spir­i­tu­al­ity and re­set a path to­ward mer­ci­ful well-be­ing.

Some spir­i­tual prac­tices fo­cus on re­set­ting the mind, to in­spire and main­tain sym­me­try and to bring calm­ness and clar­ity to the body, mind and spirit. Love is the core of Sufi tra­di­tion and it sug­gests the rea­son for cre­ation is that the Cre­ator sought to re­veal Him­self and did so by awak­en­ing the love of His na­ture. Some sages ad­vise that since “a way” to God is through love.

Thus, to wit­ness re­flec­tions of di­vine love, we should ob­serve in­di­vid­u­als who are “in love”. The dic­tionary has var­ied def­i­ni­tions for hu­man love. Some sug­gest a deeply ten­der, pas­sion­ate or deep af­fec­tion for another. When peo­ple are “in love”, they gen­er­ally tend to think of each other and seek close­ness of­ten.

For ex­am­ple, the Taj Ma­hal was built by the Em­peror Shah Ja­han for his wife. This ex­pres­sion of love of a Mughal no­ble­man re­mains the epit­ome of love.

Re­cently, Mus­lims across the

THE Taj Ma­hal was built by the Em­peror Shah Ja­han for his wife.

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