Foundations of Sufism

Throughout the history of Islam, as in other spiritual traditions, wise men and women gifted with understanding have consecrated their lives and their research to studying the sources of the heart’s tranquillity. They have scrutinised the human soul and sought out its defects and the corresponding remedies. They have constructed a science of education and laid the foundations of spiritual progression which constitute a true asset for the heritage of humankind. This science is known by the name of Sufism.

Sufism transcends time and place, drawing inspiration from the quran, the prophetic tradition and teachings of spiritual educators with a recognised spiritual pedigree or `silsila’.

It is in this way that sufi education ensures the realisation of noble conduct, true acts of goodness, and the values of mercy, peace, tolerance, love and unity, whilst promoting these values together with the rejection of hatred, violence, extremism and exclusion.