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Discourses of Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

Former Master of Nimatullahi Sufi Order

"That God by God, I see"

Dr. Nurbakhsh was born in Kerman on the 10th of December 1926, affectionately referred to by sufis as the "capital of spiritual poverty."

The Message of Sufism

The essential message of Sufism, a message holding true for all sufis, is this; to remember God and serve others.  Read More

Who is a Sufi?

The sufi is a lover of God, and like any other lover, he proves his love by constant remembrance of his Beloved. This constant attention to God has two effects: One outward and the other inward.  Read More

Sufism Today

In view of the common misunderstandings that exist today regarding Sufism, Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh decided it would be appropriate to provide some clarification of certain fundamental points. Read More


The capital of the Path is, in truth, nothing other than sincerity. Sincerity has been defined as 'showing yourself as you really are' and 'being inwardly what you show yourself to be'. One may speak of three stages of sincerity:..  Read More


All human beings during their lives experience love and friendship to some extent. Human love can be classified into three basic categories according to its intensity, quality and limitations. The first form of love is friendship based on social conventions where two people behave in accordance with the principle:... Read More