30+ Best Sufism Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Sufism, also known as Tasawwuf, variously defined as “Islamic mysticism”, “the inward dimension of Islam” or “the phenomenon of mysticism within Islam”, is mysticism in Islam, “characterized … [by particular] values, ritual practices, doctrines and institutions” which began very early in Islamic history and represents “the main manifestation and the most important and central crystallization of” mystical practice in Islam. Profoundly inspirational sufism quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

If you’re searching for wise philosophy quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of inspiring existence quotes, powerful critical thinking quotes and famous Greek philosopher quotes.

Famous Sufism Quotes

I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul. Rumi

The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand. Rumi

God writes spiritual mysteries on our heart, where they wait silently for discovery. Rumi

Why are you knocking at every other door? Go, knock at the door of your own heart. Rumi

Don’t dismiss the heart, even if it’s filled with sorrow. God’s treasures are buried in broken hearts. Rumi

The way of the Sufis cannot be understood by means of the intellect or by ordinary book learning. Idries Shah

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. Jalal ad-Din Rumi

When setting out on a journey, do not seek advice from those who have never left home. Rumi

If you want something, release the wish, and let it light on its desire, completely free of the personal. Rumi

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Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. Rumi

If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart, but if they come from the tongue, they will not pass beyond the ears. Al-Suhrawardi

Be silent, only the hand of God can remove the burdens of your heart. Rumi

Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction. Rumi

The lover of God will cry and weep until he finds rest in the Beloved’s embrace. Rabia al-Basri

Whatever purifies you is the right path, I will not try to define it. Rumi

The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are. Rumi

When your soul is looking for you, light a candle on its path. Rumi

Stop, open up, surrender the beloved blind silence. Stay there until you see you’re looking at the light with infinite eyes. Rumi

Amazing Sufism Quotes

There is a force within that gives you life. Seek that. Rumi

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home. Rumi

Every soul has a definite task, and the fulfillment of each individual purpose can alone lead man aright; illumination comes to him through the medium of his own talent. Hazrat Inayat Khan

Come inside the heart’s house. There is peace and solace there. Rumi

All loves are a bridge to divine love. Yet, those who have not had a taste of it do not know! Rumi

By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself. Rumi

Let love lead your soul. Make it a place to retire to, a kind of monastery cave, a retreat for the deepest core of your being. Farid al-Din Attar

Lift the veil that obscures the heart, and there you will find what you are looking for. Kabir

Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. Rumi

For a day, just for one day, talk about that which disturbs no one and bring some peace into your beautiful eyes. Hafiz of Persia

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. Lao Tzu

The only real rest comes when you’re alone with God. Rumi

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