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.”

  • October 2015
    2-4 October : Retreat of the German group at Fraueninsel Island in Lake Chiemsee. Please contact for further details.
    15-17 October : Retreat in St. Petersburg. Please contact for details.
    23-28 October : Retreat in Sousse, Tunisia. Please contact for further details.
    30 October - 1 November : Autumn retreat in New York City, USA. Please contact for further details.
  • November 2015
    27-29 November: Shaykh will visit Singapore. Please write to for details.
  • December 2015
    4-6 December : Shaykh will visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Please write to for details.
    12-16 December: Retreat in Ahmedabad, India. Please contact for details.
  • January 2016
    7-12 January : Retreat at Camp Jungai in Rubicon Valley, Victoria, Australia. Please contact for details.
    30 January-5 February : Annual retreat for the students of the Indian centres at Chintamanipatti, Tamil Nadu. Please write to indiasouth@sufischool.orgfor 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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