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A 75,000 guineas purchase in 2011, Zuhd was clearly not the most precocious of runners as he did not make it to the track until last month when he was unsurprisingly all at sea against some more experienced rivals.
This involves traversing various spiritual stations by practising techniques such as zuhd (asceticism), tafakkur (meditation) riyadah (self-discipline) and tawbah (repentance) in order to develop ma 'rifah (definite knowledge), yaqin (certainty) and mahabbah (love) which enables a person to annihilate (fana) himself/herself in God with tawakkul (trust) and taslim (submission).
Tabii yukarida gosterilen hedefi gergeklestinnek igin cihat, sa'y, gayret gibi kavramlan one gikararak; tevekkul, fakr, dunya, zuhd gibi kavramlari yeniden yorumlamak ve bu sayede aktif bir insan tipi, hareketli bir toplum modeli ortaya gikannak gerekmektedir.
Asceticism, or zuhd in Arabic, is not an end in itself in the Islamic worldview but is one of several tools and aids towards attaining or catalysts to kick--start religious/spiritual development.
Dos ejemplos: el judio andalusi Ibn Paquda del siglo X, en su obra Los deberes de los corazones, ademas de componerlo en arabe, hace un amplio y abierto uso de todo el zuhd, ascetica, y sufismo musulmanes e incluso de la gran enciclopedia shii las Rasa il ijwan al-safa, Enciclopedia de los Hermanos de la pureza, como han mostrado Vajda, Chouraqui y yo mismo en mi version espanola de la obra (2).
La mistica sufi se distingue de la practica de la ascesis, llamada el zuhd, que es una renuncia, una disciplina espiritual, destinada a liberar a la persona de sus defectos y a adornarla con virtudes morales siguiendo la shari'a o ley coranica.