School of Sufi Teaching

Global Issues and Sufism

The Sufi approach is relevant both to today’s society and to questions that will shape humanity’s direction in the future. Issues relating to community values, cultural diversity, environmental preservation, economic equity, and conflict resolution are all considered in the teachings…

Historical Development

Although Sufism has always been associated the spiritual dimension of Islam, the term “Sufism” does not seem to have been used until many years after Islam was founded. What, then, is the history of Sufism, and where did it originate?…

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…