School of Sufi Teaching

School of Sufi Teaching

The School of Sufi Teaching offers practical instruction and guidance in the teachings of five traditional Sufi Orders – the Naqshbandi, Mujaddidi, Chishti, Qadiri and Shadhili Orders

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Realizations on the Path

The investigations of those who travel the Sufis path are practical and personal, not theoretical, and the resulting realizations are difficult to convey in words. Among students’ first realizations is the awareness of a transcendental…
Dhikr
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Remembrance of God (Dhikr)

Sufi masters stress dhikr (remembrance of God), for it grounds the belief, knowledge, and faith of the seeker by focusing his or her attention on God. One of the fundamental commands of God is to do dhikr as often as possible until continual…
Nisbat
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Spiritual Affinity (Nisbat)

The word nisbat in Arabic means an affinity or connection between two people. In Sufi terminology, it is the affinity that develops between God and human beings. The essence of Sufism is that a person should develop some quality or virtue to…
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Spiritual Transmission (Tawajjuh)

Many scholars consider the angel Gabriel’s (AS) three embraces during the first revelation to the Prophet (SAW) a form of transmission. We can conclude that the knowledge that Gabriel (AS) brought from God began with transmission. The Prophet…
The policy of the School of Sufi Teaching
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The Policy

The policy and creed of our School is synonymous with the creed of “peace with all.” Any conflict with any religion or creed is totally excluded from our aims and policy, but it is obvious that for the implementation of its objectives, the…