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.
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.