Tasawwuf (Sufism)- Secret of Secrets

A brief introduction that integrates science, history, the heart and the Nafs (body, mind and the soul)

Submitted by Professor Nazeer Ahmed

Session 2: https://youtu.be/3Ww7gtaPyvs

Session 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR4q1FPmqbI&feature=youtu.be

Tasawwuf is a major driving force in Islamic history. It dominated the social, cultural and political landscape of the Islamic world for five hundred years (1200-1700 CE).  These two presentations by Professor Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, a NASA scientist and a scholar, provide a brief introduction to this important subject in the light of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammed (sas). Tasawwuf is the spiritual dimension of Islam and it is inclusive and is open to all human beings.

Session 1 includes a brief outline of

The purpose of creation
A spiritual view of the sequence of creation
The creation of Adam and his attributes
What makes us Human?
The mystery of the body
The nobility of the mind
The beauty of nature and of scientific pursuit
The sublime characteristics of the heart

Session 2 includes a brief introduction to

The requirements for a student of Tasawwuf
The requirements of a Shaikh
The stations of the heart
The heart and its ascent to divine presence
Knowledge, wisdom and ecstasy