what were the similarities between bhaktism and sufism?
Asked by rgkgmu | 15th Jan, 2016, 08:52: PM
Similarities between bhaktism and Sufism were:
- The Bhakti and Sufi movements showed the people that the existence of God could be experienced under the guidance of a guru. Priests or ulemas are not required to feel the presence of God. Thus, many people began to question the authority and domination of their religion by religious authorities.
- The Bhakti and the Sufi saints criticised the existence of rituals in the Indian society.
- Both Sufi and Bhakti movements emphasised on the feeling of universal brotherhood and religious tolerance. As a result, an environment of mutual love and respect was created among different sections of society.
- The Bhakti and Sufi saints preached their teachings in the local language. This led to the development of the local and vernacular languages.
Answered by Social Science Expert | 16th Jan, 2016, 09:31: PM
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