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Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 5

This is the fifth part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgement of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din.   Obligatory precaution against the devil’s overpowering of the heart and the prevention of his entrances therein. Know that the heart is like a pitched dome with doors through which […]

What Is the Stance of Ibn Al-Jawzi Regarding Sufism and Why Did He Write Talbis Iblis?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaikum, Some people quote extensively from Imam Ibn al-Jawzi’s book “Talbis Iblis” as a reference against Sufism in general. What was the motivation of Ibn al-Jawzi in writing “Talbis Iblis” and what is his stance regarding sufism? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the best […]

Is orthodox Islam possible without Sufism? Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad

Ever wondered how Sufism relates to classical or orthodox Islam and vice versa? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Dr. Timothy Winter) will take you on a journey with much needed clarity. This video was recorded at an event by Sufi World at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. An Age Of Compassion and Ease “Khilafa is […]

Is orthodox Islam possible without Sufism? Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad

Ever wondered how Sufism relates to classical or orthodox Islam and vice versa? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Dr. Timothy Winter) will take you on a journey with much needed clarity. This lecture was recorded at an event by Sufi World at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.

Has Sufism been corrupted? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani answers.

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani answers a critical question, “What is the place of Sufism in the Islamic sciences? Have many of the ideas within mainstream Sufism come from outside the Muslim faith?” For more videos like this, subscribe to the SeekersHub Youtube channel.

What is Islamic Spirituality? A Reader

“Success is really attained by him who purifies it”[Qur’an, 91.9] Answers What is Sufism? (tasawwuf) False Spirituality – from Reliance of the Traveller What Are the Conditions for a True Spiritual Guide? How is spiritual excellence attained? Universal Validity of Religions and the Issue of Takfir A Reader on Sincerity, Intention, and the Purpose of […]

Is it Possible to Do a 'Wird' Without Having Access to a Shaykh?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As-salaamu alaikum, Is it possible to do a ‘wird’ without having access to a living true shaykh? I have heard that engaging in a long dhikr can be harmful if I am not connected to a living shaykh to supervise me. How can one of Allah’s names harm me? […]

What Are the Conditions for a True Spiritual Guide?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu I began to listen to talks of a sufi Shaykh and it had a very good effect on my religiosity. Then I took a pledge (bay’a) with him and everything is going well but at the same time I am afraid that I […]