What is Islamic Spirituality (Tasawwuf)
Tasawwuf or Sufism is a mystic and spirituality tradition within Islam that encompasses a diverse range of beliefs and practices dedicated to Divine love and the cultivation of the elements of the Divine within the individual human being. Practitioners of this tradition are known as "Sufis" generally, though some senior members ofbo follow.
Sufism has been defined as a type of knowledge by the great Sufi masters. Shaykh Ahmad Zarruq, a 15th century Sufi who wrote The Principles of Sufism, defined Sufism as "a science whose objective is the reparation of the heart and turning it away from all else but God." Ibn 'Ajiba, one of the best known Sufi masters, defined Sufism as "a science through which one can know how to travel into the presence of the Divine, purify one’s inward from filth, and beautify it with a variety of praiseworthy traits."
- Al-Mukashafat al-Qulub attributed to Imam al-Ghazali
- Malfuzat of Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Barelwi al-Qadiri