What is Islamic Spirituality? A Reader

“Success is really attained by him
who purifies it”
[Qur’an, 91.9]

What is Sufism? (tasawwuf)
False Spirituality – from Reliance of the Traveller
What Are the Conditions for a True Spiritual Guide?
How is spiritual excellence attained?
Universal Validity of Religions and the Issue of Takfir
A Reader on Sincerity, Intention, and the Purpose of Spiritual Routines
What is Sufism? A Classical Introduction to Islamic Spirituality – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

A practical introduction by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani of SeekersGuidance to sufism (tasawwuf), Islamic spirituality (tasawwuf/sufism), from an introductory classical text on faith, worship, and spirituality by Imam Abu Bakr al-Mulla of Ahsa’ (Saudi Arabia), Ithaf al-Talib.
Video: Habib ‘Umar b. Hafiz: The Spiritual Imperative – Ribat Institute
An insightful lecture delivered by one of the true carriers of prophetic spirituality in our times, al-Habib Umar b. Hafiz. The lecture addresses the importance of spirituality, and the emphasis of cleansing the heart. The lecturer engages the audience by enumerating many heart-touching narratives.
Videos: Ustadh Yahya Rhodus on Disciplining the Soul
A lecture series based on two sections in the third quarter of Imam al-Ghazali’s Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya’ Ulum al-Din). This course will delve into the foundational principles of disciplining one’s soul, offering a theoretical framework of how this is achieved. Brought to you by Zaytuna College.
Shaykh Yahya Rhodus is also a teacher with Seekers Guidance teaching courses on the works of Imam al-Ghazali on spirituality.

Related Courses
Principles of Islamic Spirituality
Seeking Allah: Imam Muhasibi’s Treatise of the Seekers of Guidance Explained
Purification of the Heart & Praiseworthy Character (from Ghazali’s 40 Foundations of Religion)
Further Reading
Sea Without Shore: A Manual of the Sufi Path – Shaykh Nuh Keller – Now Available – SunnaBooks
Imam al-Haddad’s Advice to the Spiritual Wayfarer – Muwasala
Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali’s Commentary on the Hadith of Gibril
On Reflection (fikr) – Imam al-Haddad (Book of Assistance)