School of Sufi Teaching

Meditation (Muraqabah)

Experience over the centuries has shown that Sufi Meditation (muraqabah) leads to all stages of perfection. For this reason, although shaykhs of our order also perform dhikr (recitations evoking remembrance of God), durud (supplications for blessings upon the Prophet SAW),…

Subtle Centres of Consiousness (Lata’if)

It is generally thought that the human body contains only one subtle center of consciousness: the mind or brain. But the elder Sufis, through their spiritual experiences, discovered additional centers of perception or inner senses which they referred to as…

Introduction To The Practices

The goal of Sufism is the development of certain noble qualities such as the purification of the self, purification of the heart, moral etiquette, the state of doing what is beautiful (ihsan), nearness to God, gnosis (ma’rifat), annihilation (fana) and…

Sufism and Humanity’s Future

To address the direction in which humanity is headed, we need to consider how we got to where we are. Historically, every nation had some concept of a higher power or powers to whom individuals could turn for help amidst…

What are the Origins Of Sufism?

Orientalists have expressed various opinions concerning the origins of Sufism. Some authors argue that it was influenced by Greek philosophy. To support this hypothesis Professor R.A. Nicholson of Cambridge cited similarities between the works of Sufis and Greek philosophers. Other…

What is Sufism or Tasawwuf?

The urge toward mysticism is inherent within every person, irrespective of his or her religion. This is the urge to experience a dimension beyond the material world, to know and return to a spiritual Essence. Some are endowed with it…