The concept of spirituality in Islam has become one of the most debated and discussed issues in recent times. Covered without correct scholarly guidance, the discourse has seen different conclusions develop and reprehensible traditions and innovations root themselves within society. This course is a wonderful opportunity presented for the 1st time learning to truly appreciate the great benefits and merits of this path, and will dispel many misunderstandings.

The ultimate goal in this temporary life is to attain true servitude of Allah. One must constantly exert great effort in order to reform themselves until they become fully obedient to Allah and become one of His beloved. This is achieved by perpetually being engrossed in different types of worship such as Zikr (remembrance),  sending salutations on our beloved Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace), Tahajjud and other optional salat, fasting, reciting the Holy Qur'an, abundantly seeking forgiveness from Allah and much more. 

True worship creates a special light of guidance and insight in an individual, which allows them to taste the real sweetness of Imaan: It strengthens a person so they are able to shun evil and refrain from all types of wrongdoings, transgression and sin. 

Course Curriculum

    1. Introduction to Tasawwuf

    2. Lesson 1 Quiz

    1. Development of Sufism

    2. Lesson 2 Quiz

    1. Pious Predecessors & Different Spiritual Retreats

    2. Lesson 3 Quiz

    1. Spread of Islam & Shaykhs

    2. Lesson 4 Quiz

    1. Sufi Orders

    2. Lesson 5 Quiz

    1. Founders & Development of Sufi Orders

    2. Lesson 6 Quiz

About this course

  • 6 hours of video content
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Elective Course

What will you learn in this course?

The course will address many aspects of Tasawwuf, Sufism and Tazkiyah including:

  • Tasawwuf, Sufism and Tazkiyah in the light of the Qur'an, Sunnah, the lives of the sahabah and their companions

  • Classical Sufism vs Modern Sufism: Trends and Transformation

  • Guidance Under a Spiritual Guide/Mentor

  • What is a Tareeqa (Spiritual Path) and is adopting one necessary?

  • Development of different Tareeqahs such as the Shadhili’s, Qadiri’s, Chisti’s, Naqshbandi’s and others

  • Methods of various forms of Zikr (i.e. classical and modern, individual and group, silent and loud)

  • Famous scholars and sufi’s of the past who trended the path of spirituality

  • Self-Paced Online Courses

    You no longer need to travel long distances for classes. Our flexible courses work around your schedule.

  • Authentic Islamic Scholars

    Our courses are taught by qualified Islamic scholars. All of them are experts in their respective fields.

  • Progress Tracking

    Set goals and monitor your progress through our dashboard. We track your accomplishments for you!


Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera

Dean, Course Instructor

Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera is a British Muslim scholar educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions. He memorised the Qur’an by heart and graduated from the Darul Uloom seminary Bury, UK, and later earned a specialised licence to issue fatwa (legal responses) at Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur, India. He earned his BA from the University of Johannesburg and completed his MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He holds an honorary fellowship at The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman has the unique experience of serving as an imam in Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years in Southern California and over five in the great city of London—and his continued work as an international speaker and lecturer enables him to address and offer pertinent advice on current challenges that face Muslims in the West. He is the founder of Whitethread Institute, a post-graduate insititute for Islamic scholars. He is an avid traveller and continues to teach hadith and work on scholarly publications through White Thread Press. Many of his lectures are available on Zamzam Academy and his courses through Rayyan Courses.