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Strange question... Religious Blending

Okay, so this just popped in to my head while writing... There are those who are considered Christo-Pagans and have a blend of Christian and Pagan beliefs... There are those who blend Jewish and Pagan beliefs and are usually called Jewish Mystics or something similar...

But, I have never met anyone who held a blend of Islamic beliefs and Pagan beliefs... What would they be called? I can't see any reason why it would be an impossibility - nothing is... But I have yet to encounter this... Would anyone know what this would be called or maybe where I could find some information on this type of religious blend?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 4:05 PM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I don't have an answer but you have the most well thought out questions. I always learn something new from them. Thanks Sabrina Big hugs
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 4:27 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I think there is Islamic mysticism too, I think it is called Sufi. I'm not sure if that is what they are called but they go into trances and dance on graves and believe you can become "one" with God - they are the ones that spin. I'm not sure if Sufi is what they are called though.

    Chniamli

    Answer by Chniamli at 4:31 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Hmm... I'll have to look that one up! Thanks!

    I was doing some searching after I posted this and I came up with "Folk Islam" but I'm not sure it's the same thing...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Comment by SabrinaMBowen (original poster) at 4:32 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Look into Sufism it maybe the type of "blend" you are asking about/


    http://www.sufism.org/

    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 4:46 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • i had heard that Sufism was kinda the Islamic equivalent of Kabbalah. but ive never looked into it so i could be wrong.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 5:09 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Considering Islam was originally polytheistic, you'd probably just call them old school ;)
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:38 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • sufi sounds right and possibly zoroastrianism (older than islam if i remember right) - it's been a minute since i was involved with anyone from these paths.
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 7:18 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Considering Islam was originally polytheistic, you'd probably just call them old school ;)

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    i believe that pagan religions are characterized more by considering nature sacred rather than polytheism, although i do see that definition frequently given. i am pagan but not polytheistic
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 7:19 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Never heard of it. Though I could see it being possible hard to follow but possible.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 1:29 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

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