The Ansari Sufi Order has no political or religious affiliations whatsoever. We are not Sunni, Shia or Wahabi. Everyone is welcome in our circle if they come in peace. We do not discriminate between men, women, race, or creed. Sufism is a personal spiritual practice.
The primary mission of the Ansari Sufi Order is to be available as a guide to Seekers of God. We seek closeness to the pleasure of God in this world and in the hereafter. We train ourselves through service to those in need or less fortunate than ourselves. As Sufis we follow the Qur’an, and the sayings and example of the Prophet Muhammed and his followers. We acknowledge the blessing of God’s message in all its forms, in particular from the Prophet Abraham and his lineage.
We follow the fourfold path of the Prophet Muhammed: Sharia, Tariqa, Marifa and Haqqiqa. Sharia is the law; the rules of the contract between Allah and mankind. Tariqa is the path; this is the way that one approaches Allah more closely. Marifa is direct knowledge; when Allah brings His Servant closer. Haqqiqa, is the experience of The Divine Reality. The training for this path consists of intellectual study, physical exercise, prayer, contemplation, meditation, service, charity and Remembrance.