The Effects of Hinduism on Islamic Mysticism: An Analysis of its Causes, Consequences and Remedies

اسلامی تصوف پر ہندو مت کے اثرات :اس کے اسباب، نتائج اور تدارک کا تجزیاتی مطالعہ

  • Muhammad Zakir Department of Islamic Studies, NUML, Islamabad
  • Dr. Riaz Ahmad Saeed Department of Islamic Studies, NUML, Islamabad
Keywords: Islamic Tasawwuf, Impact, Hinduism, Causes, Consequences, Remedies


Tasawwuf is an important felid of the Islamic tradition of knowledge and civilization. It means to purify and purify one's inner self, that is, to purify one's self from the vices and vices of morality, and to adorn oneself with the virtues of morality. But with the passage of time, when different civilizations came together in terms of the spread of Islam to the east and west, the real Islamic Tasawwuf began to change. Other traditions of mysticism, faiths and thoughts also influenced the Islamic Tasawwuf. So for when it comes to Indian civilization, Indian civilization is a mixture of mixed principles and their religion, a combination of different ideas, beliefs, rituals, superstitions, which have been gradually adopted by different sections of the same society. Especially since the beginning of history, this region has been the abode of different civilizations and the centre of their different times. In this way, his influence was also felt on Islamic mysticism and Sufism began to consider him as a part of mysticism. In this context, in this study, an attempt has been made to investigate the causes, consequences and remedies of Islamic Sufism. The Analytical research methodology has been adopted in this study with a qualitative paradigm.   The study perceives that the major influence and impact of Hindu Mysticism on Islamic Tasawwuf is on the creed of Touhād in terms of polytheism and on rituals and Customs in terms of lifestyle. It is recommended on the behalf of this study we should pure Islamic Tasawwuf from Hindu, Persian and Greek Mysticism to act upon the Islamic tradition of purification (Tazkia).