Our spiritual background
Come, whoever you are, come
You may be an infidel, a pagan or a fire-worshipper, come
Our brotherhood is not one of despair
Even though you have broken your vows a hundred times, come!
Rumi (1207 – 1273)
We follow the teachings and practises of Sufism, which emphasise the inward contact with God. It has produced some of the world’s most beloved literature, like the love poems of Rumi and the intellectual teachings of Ibn Arabi. We cherish tolerance and pluralism. In our view every human being is a precious soul that gives God the opportunity to know Himself. It is therefore our mission to spread love and awareness of the divine nature of each living creature. We can claim our birthright and fulfill our potential through the purification of the soul and the mystical contemplation of the nature of reality.
The beliefs and practices of Sufism
While Sufism is our personal path, we value and encourage the myriad of beliefs and practices that make humanity an expression of the manifestations of God. If God had wanted us all to be the same, it would have been easy for Him to create us as homogeneous beings. But it is through the uniqueness of each individual that He can walk and talk on earth. The enlightened human being becomes an instrument of His expression on earth.
This is our gift and our responsibility.