Muslim Mysticism – the Spiritual Side of Islam

by Aves E

Islam and mysticism are like body and soul. Unfortunately, even very few Muslims know that. Mysticism has been termed as Tasawwuf in Islam, and is the spiritual side of Islam.

Islamic mysticism and Muslim spirituality are extremely powerful ways to go spiritual. Sufis in Islam have always been known as reformers and people with special powers. These special powers are blessed to the Sufis as a result of their efforts of spiritual purification. After years of meditation and breathing exercises under the direction of a spiritual guide, one can achieve a level of spiritual enlightenment where he or she becomes cognizant of the Truth. That is the basic (and only) goal of Islamic Mysticism. When you find God, you find everything.

Sufi guides are like lighthouses guiding lost souls to God, the Supreme Being, the Ultimate Power. Spirituality and mysticism in Islam travels through Sufi Orders. These spiritual Orders comprise of noble spiritual masters with extraordinary powers .  Sufi Orders descend from generations to generations and are connected all the way.

Sufi spirituality is true spirituality, and you don’t need me or someone else to tell you that. You intrinsically know when you practice the spiritual exercises that I have mentioned in my book. If you are earnest, you will find these techniques to be the simplest and the most effective way to achieve self empowerment.

Mystic Islam is no philosophy or theology. In fact, there are no words in Muslim mysticism. There are no preconditions for practicing it, except that you need to have a need to find the Truth. If you are a person who ponders into the creation of the universe and our purpose in it, you will find Islamic spirituality to be the easiest and most powerful way to awaken your spirit.

A Book about True Spirituality

There are thousands of books on spirituality and may be hundreds on Sufi spirituality. Very few of them are written by a practicing Sufi. I have the honor of being the humble servant of my esteemed spiritual teacher and guide, and belong to the exalted Avesi order of Islamic mysticism.


10 thoughts on “Muslim Mysticism – the Spiritual Side of Islam

  1. Zafar says:

    That was very well summed. Does your book speak of how you came into practicing Sufism? I would, apart from the spiritual excercises also like to read about your personal experiences. Is there a way I can speak with you? or are you already a celebrity? 🙂

    • Hi, thank you Zafar. Yes, I’m far from being a celebrity. The book doesn’t say much about myself. I’ll send you an email and we can talk there. Thanks again for your interest. (Aves e)

  2. Abdullah says:

    Salamu Aleykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

    I really like it that your book is explaining it in details and also teaching us, believe me most of the books that i saw they just explained it without teaching it… Your book is much difference and better Than other books, JAZZAK ALLAHU KHAIR!
    If i know that all your books are like that i would really like to buy more books from you.

    Mr. Aves e(Shaykh) i have some question about your book/s? can you please contact me by my email? cause i want to talk private with you, Thank you, May Allah swt makes you more Hakim and Alim in your religion AMIN.

  3. Ashraf says:

    Hi Aves. A sufi salam to you…
    I m in this understanding from last 12 yrs….your understanding towards an Islamic mystism is of gret significant value…really appreciating you…
    I will defenately read ur books starting with “Gone Spiritual”….an always remember you as an attribute sufism in my life…
    Be blessed…

  4. mohamad bakri says:

    Assalam. How do you view the syariat of Rasulullah saw towards mysticism/spritual? Regards

    • Thank you for your question dear brother, I understand what you mean. The book has been written for a person with little knowledge about religion, Islam or even God. Your question requires a deeper and detailed answer. I’ll try to answer it here, but if you have further questions please contact me on

      In the true Sufi spirituality, Rasul-Allahﷺ is believed to be the source from which the subtle blessings or Lights (barkat-e-nabuvat) emanate. It is supported by the verses from the Quran where the Holy Prophetﷺ has been called “Sirajun Munira” or illuminating lamp.The Sahaba received these blessings (or Lights) directly from the blessed chest and Qalb of the Prophetﷺ. They rose to the esteemed rank of Sahabiat (Companionship) because of this “direct” purification (Tazkiya). Hence, whosoever presented himself/herself before the Prophetﷺ in the state of Iman and with his/her physical body is a Sahabi. This is a title that cannot be acquired in later times, after the Holy Prophetﷺ has transitioned to Barzakh. A Sahabi is superior to any Wali or Sufi just because he was fortunate to benefit from the prophetic blessings directly and did not have to adopt the “methods” or Tareeqas of Zikr that became essential in later times for acquiring the same blessings.

      In the times of the Holy Prophetﷺ, Tazkiya or spiritual purification of the highest degree was achieved just by virtue of his company and presence. Similarly, no Tafseer of the Quran was felt necessary and no book of Hadith was written because the Holy Prophetﷺ was there himself. When heﷺ transitioned to Barzakh, the Sahaba also had that much capacity that anyone coming before them could be spiritually purified by virtue of the Lights (faiz) received directly from their chests. However, in the time of Tab’een, eminent scholars like Hazrat Khwaja Hassan Basri (RA) felt that the hearts (Qulub) of Muslims were becoming weaker and the Prophetic blessings did not have the same intensity. That’s why they devised the “Tareeqas” of Zikr Allah that supercharged the process of Tazkiya by making the hearts absorb more of these Lights. Just like books of Tafseer and Hadith were written to consolidate the “apparent” aspect of Islam, the “hidden” or “inward” aspect of Islam was consolidated through the four major Orders of Tasawwuf, namely Qadri, Naqshbandi, Suhrwardi and Chishti. All authentic practices carried out in these Orders or Silsilas are based on Quran and Hadith and are aimed at bringing the seeker closer to the spirit and practice of the Sunnah and the Shariah.

      More information can be found on these links:

  5. Stephen says:

    Love your book. I started practising some time ago but lost the habit. I’ve begun again with renewed enthusiasm. In your opinion, to go further with this, Would it be beneficial to eventually join Islam and join the Avesiah path by taking bait. I’m presuming this is the path you have taken.
    Thankyou for making this available.

    • Hello Stephan. It’s a pleasure to read your comments and know that you’ve been practicing Sufi Breathing. As you might know, this practice is called Dhikr (or Zikr) in the Sufi terminology. It’s the first step of the Sufi path known as Sulook. There are 7 subtle points or Lata-if like the first Lateefa (Qalb or Heart). You can read more about them here:

      Yes, eventually this would lead to Islam. Your progress beyond a certain stage depends upon embracing Islam. If you want to go further on this path, you can start practicing all 7 Lata-if according to the method given on the link I’ve shared above.

      If you want, you can also join Avesia in Zikr online. Our Murshed (spiritual guide) Hazrat Major (R) Ghulam Muhammad himself conducts the Zikr twice a day. Here’s how to join: Current timings are 9:30 pm and 5:00 am {UTC+5)

      You may also contact me via WhatsApp 00923324540993. Stay in touch.

      • Stephen says:

        Wonderful. Thankyou for this! This just gets better. So glad I asked. Online zikr sounds great. I will look at it and thanks for the WhatsApp number.

        Thankyou so much.

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