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What is Sufism?

Sufism is a path towards the Truth where there are no provisions except love. Its method is to look solely in one direction, and its objective is God. That is, at the end of the path nothing remains but God.
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Nimatullahi Sufi Order

The Nimatullahi Sufi Order is a spiritual discipline dedicated to the selfless service and love of all human beings. The foundation of our spiritual endeavors rests upon the practice of ceaselessly remembering God in thought, word and deed. Our guiding principles are firmly rooted in the tradition of chivalry (futuwwa in Arabic and javanmardi in Persian) where relations among members of society were based on selfless service and consideration of others first and foremost.
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Sufi Music

Sufi music has been part of the ritual practice of sama’ from the tenth/eleventh century CE (if not earlier). A sama’ session usually starts with music and singing of poetry and gradually builds up to chanting of a name or phrase (remembrance of God) under the direction and attention of a Sufi master. Although there is a difference between Sufi music as ritual practice and Sufi music as performance, there is no question that in both instances the "sacred" is the focus and its guiding force. Read more

Sufi Poetry

Sufi poetry communicates through symbolic expressions the depth of sufi spirituality, the inner states of mystical love, and the Unity of Being. Sufi poetry is delivered in song, music, written and spoken form in cultures across the world. The Persian poets Rumi, Hafiz, Abu Sa’id Abu-l-Khair, Farid al-Dun Attar, Iraqi are still as relevant today as they were when they were originally penned, speaking directly to the heart of the seekers and lovers everywhere. Read more

Sufi Discourses

Written or spoken discourses by the Master of the Nimatullahi Order were originally intended to present the basic practices and principles of Sufism in a simple and straightforward manner that all sufis, no matter what their background, would be able to follow and understand them. Today these discourses are available for reading by the general public in print and online. Read more


Sufism as practiced in the Nimatullahi order emphasizes practical expression, removed from doctrine and dogmas. Khaniqah Nimatullahi Publications presents works that illuminate the Reality experienced by the great Sufis on the path of Love, in accordance with the capacity and interests of the reader.  Read more

Sufi Journal

SUFI, a semi-annual journal in print and digital format, explores the diverse aspects of mysticism, spiritual thought and practice through articles, interviews, poetry, narratives, art, and reviews. Read more

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The Centre de Santé Nimatoullah in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire is a professionally-managed, volunteer-driven, community-based organization focused on the empowerment of individuals and communities by improving health care status through education, partnership building, and both modern and traditional clinical interventions.

As a group, we are committed to working toward the goals established by the World Health Organization’s millennial objectives for health improvement, which call for reducing child mortality rates, addressing learning disabilities, improving maternal health indicators, and combating HIV/AIDS and other preventable conditions.

We are dedicated to providing health care services regardless of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender, age or ability to pay. Whether marginalized on the basis of poverty, religion, ethnicity or a stigmatized medical condition, all are attentively cared for by our staff. We strive to achieve our mission with compassion, loving-kindness and generosity that stresses the fraternity and equality of all human beings. Working in conjunction with the Ivoirian Ministry of Health, we have demonstrated how a small group of determined people can affect great change in addressing the needs of an under-served community. We believe our self-sustaining model for free-standing, community-based urban health care services can be replicated by other organizations around the world.

Service Committee

Service Committee of the Nimatullahi sufi order Read more


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List of Centres

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Sufi Newsletter

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