Soceity of Friends

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Soceity of Friends

Postby JusticeForAll » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:16 pm


Paris Talks ... ation.html

Quakers are also called Soceity of Friends. Can't find any other refrence to their establishment in Persia 1000 years ago.

Abdulbaha says they have written many books over the years.

Can anyone list a refrence to any book of this group before Fox established his group.

Many Quakers in my area I would love to discuss this with them.


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Re: Soceity of Friends

Postby Sen McGlinn » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:01 pm

It sounds like the Ikhwan al-Safa, see

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Re: Soceity of Friends

Postby RobertD » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:13 pm

I do not think there is any connection between the Society of Friends (Quakers) or the Ishraqis (Illuminationists) of Persia; who themselves were heavily influenced by the Brethren of Purity; an Ismaili group (Seveners not Twelvers). George Fox did not "study" to find out what a Verse of mystery in the Bible meant. Rather, he meditated until the "light" came to him. The Ishraqis did the same thing with Verses in the Qur'an; meditation instead of study or "thought" or religious debate.

Even today, in Quaker meetings, there are no prepared sermons, but people sit in silence (meditate) until the "light of Christ" comes to them, then they get up and speak.

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