The urge toward mysticism – the urge to experience a dimension beyond the material world, to know and return to a spiritual Essence or Truth – is inherent within every person, irrespective of his or her religion.
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Meditation (Muraqabah)

Experience over the centuries has shown that muraqabah leads to all stages of perfection. The origin of muraqabah lies in the saying of the Prophet Muhammad SAW, “Adore Allah as if you are seeing Him, and if you do not see Him, know that He is seeing you.”

  • August 2016
    24-28 August : Retreat in Hyderabad. Please contact for details
  • September 2016
    4-9 September : Retreat in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Please write to for details.
    17-25 September : Autumn retreat of the London group. Please write to for details.
  • October 2016
    2-5 October : Annual retreat of the German groups on the Fraueninsel island in Chiemsee. Please write to for further details.
    7-10 October : Retreat in St. Petersburg, Russia. Please write to for details.
    21-26 October : Retreat in Barghoub, Tunisia. Please write to for further details.
    Autumn retreat in New York city, USA. Dates to be announced soon.
  • November 2016
    25-28 November : Shaykh will visit Singapore. Please write to for details.
  • December 2016
    2-4 December : Shaykh will visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Please write to for details.
  • January 2017
    9-14 January : Annual retreat of the Australian and NZ groups at the Mana retreat Centre, Coromandel, NZ. Please write to for further details.



Our Lineage

Sufi teaching proceeds by means of a teacher-student relationship. Each teacher – student relationship forms a link in a chain which connects any authentic Sufi Order back to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
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Turning Towards the Heart

The first work to appear in Fons Vitae’s Contemporary Spiritual Masters series treats the reader or seeker to a firsthand, intimate experience of the master – disciple relationship in the Islamic mystical tradition: Sufism.
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