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Sufism is an umbrella term for the ascetic and mystical movements within Islam that seek to find divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of God. Fanaa is the Sufi concept of achieving complete unity with God by "annihilating" the self. Similar to the idea of nirvana in Buddhism, the concept was advocated by al-Bistami and used by Hallaj in the declaration of his unity with God, which led to his execution for heresy in 922. What similar concept is found in Hinduism?

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Fanaa

Sufism is an umbrella term for the ascetic and mystical movements within Islam that seek to find divine love and knowledge through direct personal experience of God. Fanaa is the Sufi concept of achieving complete unity with God by "annihilating" the self. Similar to the idea of nirvana in Buddhism, the concept was advocated by al-Bistami and used by Hallaj in the declaration of his unity with God, which led to his execution for heresy in 922. What similar concept is found in Hinduism?

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