In this live and informal session, I introduce the concept and principle of self-purification, also known as Tazkiyyat an-Nafs, Tasawwuf or Sufism in Islam.
When the blessed Prophet Muhammad (saws) first began teaching the Way, he emphasized that its essence was tazkiyyah, which means purification, or in this context, self-purification.
As we grow and develop in the world, we acquire negative programming from our environments, and so lose the original state of innocence and purity that is inherent in our essence.
Thus, self-purification is the process of purifying oneself from the negativity of the lower self and of more primitive states of consciousness.
Also covered are transcendent states of consciousness, heart-based consciousness and meditative spiritual practice as they relate to self-purification and as the means to personal and spiritual growth, development and evolution as emphasized by the Noble Naqshbandi Tariqa.
It is only through a disciplined path of practice in self-purification that a human being can transcend ego-consciousness and awaken to his or her potential in the Divine Presence of the Eternal, Allah Almighty.
An essential meditative spiritual practice in the science of self-purification is dhikr, particularly once per week in congregation.
While it is difficult to capture the experience of a circle of dhikr in an audio recording, we nevertheless want to make these recordings available to those who do not have access to a dhikr circle in their local area.
This audio track is best experienced with a pair of good quality headphones.