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The Three Pillars of Tarbiya

Imam Yassine discusses in his books what he calls “the pillars of tarbiya [spiritual ‎training],” which are the pillars that anyone seeking to travel the Path to God cannot do without:...
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Spiritual Companionship and Community

“A man follows the faith of his friend; so each one should consider whom he makes his friend.”(1)Related by Abu Dawud and at-Tirmidhi. This Hadith is a concise expression of one of the pillars (if not the pillar) of the path to God. It is often quoted, but its importance is sorely neg
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Remembrance of God

There is no god but God [lā ilāha illa Allah] is the highest branch of faith. What will they say, the man and woman who join our sessions but have no daily Wird of God’s remembrance [ad-Dhikr], nor sit in a session in the first moments of dawn [as-Sahar] to ask God forgiveness [Jalsat
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Sincerity [aṣ-Ṣidq]

Imam Yassine states in his book “The Prophetic Method” [al-Minhāj an-Nabawi]: “I mean by the word ‘sincerity’ the ability of the newcomer to the movement to be adorned with the branches of faith, to fit in smoothly within the movement and to have the determination and patience that al
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