The Fundamentals of Tasawwuf (Purification of the Soul)

Preface

The First Spiritual Inheritors of the Prophet (s) : Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (r) & `Ali ibn Abi Talib (k)

Introduction

The Raison d’être of Tasawwuf

The Schools of Purification (tazkiya)

Views of the Scholars of External Knowledge in Support of the Precedence of the Scholars of Internal Knowledge

The Principles of Sufism

Searching for the True Inheritors of the Prophet Muhammad(s)

The Shaikh

The Murid

Dhikr – Remembrance of God

  • Mention of Dhikr in the Qur’an
  • Mention of Dhikr in the Sunnah
  • From the Sayings of Imams and Scholars about Dhikr
  • The Types of Dhikr
  • Loud Dhikr
  • Silent Dhikr
  • The Stages of Dhikr and its Fulfillment

Seclusion

Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions

© 2012 As-Sunnah Foundation of America

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