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SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES For the Love of an Ideal: Sufism and Renunciation of the Self in
According to the Sufi doctrine, a Sufi has to sacrifice his 'base self' for union with God. The Sufis maintain that this self could be summed up in all worldliness and physical passions. The object of the Sufi is to break away from such demands and fully entrust himself or herself to the hands of God. For the realisation of such a purpose, the Sufi is expected to pass some stages of spiritual illumination which will culminate in detachment from his or her desires and attain selflessness. Infatcat:jiiozvj2vra55onkje2qad4tvy