"The believer never stops wanting to learn the holy teachings until he arrives in Paradise."
- The Prophet Muhammad
The Sufi Library
As a student of a Shadhiliyya Sufi order, you have all that you need to learn and grow. You have the unaltered Word of God, the Holy Qur’an, the example of God’s Last Messenger, the Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and you have the rich teachings of our guide, Sidi Shaykh Said Muhammad al-Jamal ar-Rifa’i ash-Shadhili to help you understand and actualize the inner meanings of these pure and perfect resources. Therefore, you are not lacking and you have everything you need to walk in a holy way and reach the beautiful stations our guide taught us. May this library serve as a primary resource to help you find your way as you strive towards beauty, love, freedom, and excellence, insha’allah.
You have found the Love, now let’s explore into this precious Love and reach it’s Source, insha’allah.
Read and write, pray, remember and connect with your community.
Teachings Along the Path
This door will take you to a reservoir of collected knowledge from the our guide and other travelers that relate to walking the path. Insha’allah, they will serve the seeker’s pursuit of knowledge
This door will take you to the area dedicated to the spiritual practices that are unique to our Shadhiliyya lineage as taught to us by our guide Sidi, complete with instructions, explanations and recordings to help you learn and implement them.
This door will take you to resources you can download which, insha’allah, will increase your knowledge of the path and how to perform religious observances and spiritual practices.
Sidi used to say, “There are special places, special people, and special times.” Holy days are special times for the seeker, as they offer unique opportunities for connecting deeply with the Beloved. Learn about the special days and times below.
The Story of Our Guide, Sidi
Sidi is our guide who continues to guide us after leaving his body and passing into the next life. He continues to live in the hearts of his students and teach anyone who will listen through his writings and recordings. Sidi’s transmissions are carried forward through the hearts and actions of his students and the legacy of selfless giving he initiated in Jerusalem and the U.S. What Sidi brought to all of us was pure and timeless, and so it continues to move, reach hearts, and guide those who seek the clean healing water of the truth. May Allah sanctify Sidi’s spirit and be pleased with him, giving him proximity to Him and the privilege of seeing His Beautiful Face.
For all who knew him, this area is here to remind us of our guide and all the memories we shared together with him. For those that may not have met him in body, trust that he knew you would be his student long before you learned of him.
May this be an opportunity to feel into his nature and spirit so that you may connect and get to know him better on the outer and on the inner. All students, new and old, walk this path through the door of our guide. May these images, recordings and writings help you feel his spirit and step through that beautiful door, God willing.
Prayer Information & Times
Read an overview of the salah and some resources on prayer times.
Get Help & Support
We all need a little help and support sometimes. Consult this section when you:
- Have a question for a teacher, an imam or a murshid
- Want to join a reading/writing or walking group
- Could use support as a teacher
- Wish to consult the Ansar Council or Peacemaking Project
- Would like to connect with a healer
- Would like to to post a question in our Slack channel
- Wish to apply for assistance from Beloveds In Need
- Make a request of SSC