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Urs Mubarak Hazrat Khawja Moinuddin Chishti (Rahmatullah Alaih)


Assalamo Alaikum (Peace be with you)


Tasawwuf is the science of ultimate success. It is the knowledge that develops sincerity and sanctifies a person. Tasawwuf is the essence (core) of Islam.  It is a command of Allah and His last Messenger (Peace be upon him) that every person must seek purification / sanctification for his/her self.  One of the major responsibilities of Allah’s Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is to purify people.


The source of Tasawwuf is Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).  For the knowledge of Tasawwuf, Qur’an uses the word “ZAKA” (MUZAKKI, ZAKKAHA, YUZAKKEEHIM, ETC...). Therefore, Tasawwuf, in Qur’anic terms, is called “TAZKIYAH”.

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن زَكَّاهَا

وَقَدْ خَابَ مَن دَسَّاهَا

Truly he succeeds that purifies it (self),

And he fails that corrupts it (self)!

(Surah Al Shams, verses 9 &10)

A person who practices the science of Tasawwuf is called Sufi. A Sufi who teaches and guides people in practicing Tasawwuf is called “Murshad” (spiritual guide). The student of a Murshad is called Mureed (follower).


Any person who claims or recognized as Sufi but does not obey the teachings of Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is not a Sufi. The person is a liar and a thief of EEMAAN (Faith).


In the western world, people use the word “Sufism” for Tasawwuf.  We purposely do not use the word Sufism because many Muslims think that the Sufism is like other “isms” such as communism, socialism, capitalism, etc. They consider Sufism an outsider and call it distortion (BID’A) in Islam. However, many thieves of EEMAAN, under the disguise of Sufis have distorted the teachings of Tasawwuf (Sufism) and created many cults and businesses that have created huge misunderstandings about Tasawwuf.


Any belief, practice or claim that is not according to the teachings of Qur’an and the teachings of

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) (Shari’a Al-Islamiyah) must not be called Tasawwuf. It must be condemned.


Every human has two dimensions, physical and spiritual (external and internal).  In Islam, the laws governing the appearance of an individual or a community are called “Shari’a” and the laws governing the intentions, thoughts and minds are called “TAZKIYAH” (Tasawwuf).


The duality in ZAAHIR (external) and BAATIN (internal) is called NIFAAQ (hypocrisy) in Islam. Tasawwuf helps in bringing a positive unity between ZAAHIR and BAATIN.


A Muslim has three levels of Faith;

  1. Muslim – A Muslim is that person who declares that he / she believes in the teachings of Islam. He/she declares that there is no God but Allah, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is His last messenger.
  2. Mo’min – A Mo’min is that Muslim who practices Islam in all aspects of life. He/she practice what he/she says. The heart verifies what the tongue says.
  3. Mohsin – A Mohsin is that Mo’min who achieves complete peace and satisfaction in this worldly life. The life of a Mohsin becomes Heavenly right here on Earth. This condition is called the state of EHSAAN. 


Tasawwuf is the ONLY vehicle that takes a person to the state of EHSAAN. A KAMIL (true) Murshad is the driver of that vehicle and the Mureedeen (followers) are the passengers of that vehicle.  A true Murshad helps his Mureedeen to reach to the state of EHSAAN. 


A true Murshad exhibits through his behaviour complete obedience to Allah and His messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him). A sincere Mureed imitates his/her Murshad who in fact, imitates Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).


Insha Allah (God willing), this website will provide you the teachings of Tasawwuf in its pure form based upon the teachings of Qur’an and the teachings of Sayyadul Anmbiya, Imam-ul-Asfiya, Hazrat Muhammad Mustufa (), his Aal (progeny) and his Sahaba (companions), May Allah be pleased with all of them.   Thanks