1966 | The Spiritual Awakening
Approaching his middle age, Imam Yassine’s heart witnessed a spiritual awakening that induced in him a state of deep meditation. Thus, existential questions about the truth of the Creation and the Hereafter preoccupied all his thought. To realize that seeking the favors of God does not amount to seeking His Face –Glorified be He, Imam Yassine engrossed himself in worship, dhikr, disciplining the ego, and recitation of the Qur’an for some time. At this decisive moment of his life, he met Sheikh al-Haj al-‘Abbās ibn al-Mukhtār al-Qādiri (may God have mercy upon his soul); the Butshishi Qādiri Sufi master, in whose company he spent some years.