School of Sufi Teaching


Naqshbandi, Mujaddidi, Chishti, Qadiri and Shadhili practices

School of Sufi Teaching

Support the Sufi School
Sufi School is a non-profit charity involved in creating awareness about Sufism and providing authentic Sufi teachings to sincere seekers.

All the teachings are given free of cost and students are not charged for attending our weekly gatherings for teaching, mentoring, discussions and group practices.

Our activities are carried out through voluntary donations. We request you to donate generously to support our work. Any amount of donation to help us to continue this good work will be appreciated and thankfully accepted.

Use PayPal to send a donation to the School of Sufi Teaching. You can also add a payment reference.

If you don't have a PayPal account, use this link to make a donation via credit card.

Wire transfer
For transfers in the UK (in GBP) use the details below.

Name: The School of Sufi Teaching
Account Number: 11397222
Sort Code: 40-03-16

International transfers
Preferred option for cheap international transfers: Send money to our WISE account.

The Practices

In Sufi’s experience there are other subtle centres of consciousness besides the mind of which the heart is the most important. The heart is the centre of illuminations and can perceive the Truth directly. For this to happen however there is a condition, the heart must be awakened .To achieve this we need the assistance of a special kind of Meditation, fundamentally unlike the meditation of other systems. We do not seek to work through concentrating the energy of the physical body at a single point as is done elsewhere. In our order the meaning of meditation is to detach oneself from worldly activity and for some time devote one’s attention towards God.

After the preparatory 10 lessons the student can choose to progress by embracing a way of life based on Islamic principles and the Sunna, the example of the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) Some students can take years to finish the preliminary lessons, while others progress quickly depending on their state when coming to Sufism and their devotion to the practices.

The preliminary practices begin with meditation on the heart where an intention (niyyat) is made, and then the seeker sits quietly for 40 to 45 minutes. In our order there are no special positions or postures when sitting, but if you sit patiently the Blessings of the Divine are visited on the seeker. Some spiritual and physical benefits may be felt straight away, for instance you may experience an increase in patience and tolerance and feel contentment, and develop personal insight and understanding as direct effects of doing the practices.

Weekly meetings where small groups of students sit in meditation also help you to progress more rapidly. Seekers can experience a profound and sustaining connection to the Divine through the regular practice of meditation and recitations.

Previous Article


Next Article

The School