Basic Concepts

In the simplest terms, Tasawwuf is the practice of Zikr-Allah in the company of an accomplished Shaykh, according to the prescribed methods in different spiritual orders (Silsilas). This section broadly covers the basic concepts of Zikr-Allah, Qalb and Lataiif (the subtle points on which the Name of Allah is concentrated during the Zikr), the qualities and requirements of an accomplished Shaykh, and the Awaisi Tareeqa (method) of doing Zikr-Allah.