“Sufism is not the (mere) observance of rules, nor does it consist of degrees or stages. Instead, Sufism consists of personal integrity, generosity of spirit, the emulation of what has been revealed, knowledge of the (divne) Message, and adhering to the way of the prophets. He who deviates from these sources finds himself grazing in the gardens of satan, submerged in the ocean of lusts, and wandering in the darkness of ignorance.”

Shaykh Abu Madyan al- Ghawth (ra)