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Arise Arjuna Hinduism And The Modern World
Index of Arjuna

Preface

Arise Arjuna Hinduism In Crisis
Misrepresen- tations Of Hinduism

Hindu Funda- mentalism

Leftist Scholarship In India India And The Concept Of Nation-State
Religious Persecution In Pakistan Taking Offense In At Once...
Vedanta Unity And Universality... Practical Vedanta...
The Unity Of Religion... Swami Rama Tirtha On Islam
A Comment On Ram... Yogic Spirituality And Islam
India And Hinduism... The Aryan Invasion Of India
The Aryan-Dravidian Divide The Unity Of The Vedic...
The Ancestry Of Ravana East And West...
The Value Of Hindu... An American Discovers...
Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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YOGIC SPIRITUALITY AND ISLAM
This group is more common in traditional Islamic regions like Africa and the Near East, though it appears predominant everywhere, even in India, and has often supplanted the more liberal Sufis. It relates primarily to the Sunni branch of Islam, which is the majority Islamic sect everywhere except Iran, including India, Central Asia and Indonesia.

In the West these two lines of Sufis may criticize each other. Liberal Sufis, who may use teachings from all regions, regard the orthodox Sufis as narrow minded. Orthodox Sufis may style themselves "Islamic Sufis" to distinguish themselves from liberal Sufis, whom they regard as unorthodox and impure for mixing other religions with Islam in their Sufism. Such Islamic Sufis see themselves as the spiritual power behind Islam and are promoting the Islamization of the world.

However it is not always possible to distinguish between these two groups of Sufis, who may be mixed together in various ways. Sometimes orthodox Sufis appear as liberal Sufis in non-Islamic countries, promoting harmony and communication between spiritual traditions, which allows them to gain a foothold. Once established they reveal their more orthodox nature by their support of the Sharia, burka (veiling of women), and their attempt to convert people to Islam. Some Sufi groups coming into the West today have employed this strategy.

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About Yogic Spirituality And Islam
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Sufism Orthodox Islam...Pg1
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