Aim of Tasawwuf

“The aim of Tasawwuf is to clean the heart from spiritual diseases, and to educate, or transform, the self (Nafs), and to seek Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala’s pleasure through imposing the Shariah on ourselves inwardly and outwardly, all in the way followed by our Rasulullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam and the righteous predecessors (Salaf).”

Extract from ‘Tasawwuf and Tazkiyah’ by Shaykh Imran ibn Adam


  • Alhamdulillah! Indeed this is the Way, the aim and the goal. May Allah guide us on the straight path of Love.

    Ya Haqq!

  • Asslamu alikum!
    Thank you brother for sharing this post, I would like to add there is also tasawwuf which is not rite, like things out of sunnah, but the tasawwuf which is rite that the tasawwuf makes you happy and clean your spiritual diseases..

    Rasikh – Madinah

  • Wa Alaykum Salam
    Insha’Allah I will post more information and articles on this subject in the future. For now please visit the links related to Tasawwuf from the academies page.


  • Abduljalil Sekhr

    Assalam Alaikum Brothers,

    I am curious to learn from the Quran and the Hadeeth of our beloved Prophet, Salla Allah Alaihe wa Sallam, where did this term : Tassawof originate and who practiced it amongst the early 3 generations that the Messenger of Allah, Salla Allah Alaihe wa Sallam, testified to be upon the right path.

    Jazakum Allah Khair Wa Assalam

  • Bello Sammani

    Assalamu alaikum,
    Tasawwuf is a branch of Islamic knowledge which focuses on the spiritual development of the Muslim.
    Allah sent His final messenger, Prophet Muhammad , as a source of knowledge for the entire ummah. He was the fountain of Quran, Hadith, tafsir, rhetoric, fiqh, and so on. After the Prophet, the scholars of this ummah carried and propagated each of these branches of knowledge. Because no one person can attain the perfection of the Prophet , who single handedly assumed all of these roles, various branches of the Islamic sciences developed. For example, some scholars preserved the fiqh of the Prophet . Similarly scholars of Hadith, preserved the words of the Prophet. The scholars of tajweed preserved the recitation of the Prophet . And, the scholars of Arabic grammar preserved the language of the Prophet .

    Along these lines, the Prophet was the model of spirituality for the world. His God-consciousness, deep spirituality, acts of worship, and love for Allah were preserved and propagated by an Islamic science called Tasawwuf. The aim of the scholars of this science was purification of the heart, and development of consciousness of Allah through submission to the shariah and sunnah.


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