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.
Read more »

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 and September 2014
    7-11 August 2014 : Retreat in Hyderabad, India. Please contact for details.
    19-24 August 2014 : UK Summer Retreat at Dunfield House, Herefordshire. Please contact for further details.
    29 August-3 September : Shaykh will visit Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Please contact for details.
    10-14 September : Annual Retreat in Poland. For further details, please write to
    19-23 September : 1st retreat in Kiev, Ukraine. Please contact for details.
  • October and November 2014
    30 Sep -2 October : Shaykh will visit Dubai. Please contact for details.
    17-20 October: Shaykh will visit Saint Petersburg, Russia. Please contact for details.
    24-28 October: Retreat in Sousse, Tunisia. Please contact for details.
    31 Oct -2 November: Autumn retreat in New York City, USA. Please contact for further details.
    Shaykh will visit Muscat, Oman. Please contact for further details.
    27-30 November: Shaykh will visit Singapore. Please write for details.
  • December 2014
    1-4 December : Shaykh will visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Please write to for details.
    Shaykh will visit Ahmedabad, India. Please contact for details.
  • January and February 2015
    11-12 January : Shaykh will visit Melbourne. Please contact for details.
    13-18 January : Retreat at Mana Retreat Centre, New Zealand. Please write to for further information.
    31 Jan-05 February : Annual retreat for the students of the Indian centres at Chintamanipatti, Tamil Nadu. Please write to for 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).
Read more »

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.
Read more »