62+ 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.

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Famous Sufism Quotes

The death of the heart is ignorance and life of the heart is knowledge. Imam Ghazali

Seek the spirit, forget the form. Bulleh Shah

Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God wil open up a new path only for you. Be thankful! It is easy to be thankful when all is well. A Sufi is thankful not only for what he has been given but also for all that has been denied. Elif Shafak

I am the drop that contains the ocean. Yunus Emre

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Rumi

The thing we tell of can never be found by seeking, yet only seekers find it. Bayazid Bastami

If u make a frequent practice of invoking blessing and peace on him, perhaps you will attain the station of witnessing him. Imam Al Shaarani

The beloved does not drink a single drop of water without seeing His Face in the cup. Mansur Al Hallaj

My Beloved is always with me. Rabia al Basri

Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. Rumi

Experience shows that the spirit is nothing but awareness. Whoever has greater awareness has greater spirit When the spirit becomes greater and passes beyond all bounds, the spirits of all things become obedient to it. Rumi

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. Rumi

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. Rumi

Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart. Rumi

Whatever you have in your mind  forget it; Whatever you have in your hand  give it; Whatever is to be your fate  face it! Abu Sa’id

If I repent now will God forgive me? No, but if God forgives you, you will repent. Rabia Basri

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. Rumi

Stand through life firm as a rock in the sea, undisturbed and unmoved by its ever rising waves Hazrat Inayat Khan

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them. Rumi

Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come. Rumi

Be sure that someday you’ll praise and thank God for your unanswered prayers that once you had wept for them. Shams Tabrez

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames Rumi

From each, love demands a mystic silence. Attar Of Nishapur

If Allah created you for this world, He would have created you without death. Habib Umar bin  

You have no choice. You must leave your ego on the doorstep before you enter love. Kamand Kojouri

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you. Rumi

If someone remarks: What an excellent man you are! and this pleases you more than his saying, What a bad man you are! know that you are still a bad man. Sufyan Al Thawri

Our virtues are made by love, and our sins are caused by the lack of it. Hazrat Inayat Khan

When in the eyes of the beloved riches count not, gold and dust are as one to thee. Saadi Shirazi

Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. Rumi

I know you re tired but come, this is the way. Rumi

There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you? Rumi

Sufism is not a religion or a philosophy, it is neither deism nor atheism, nor is it a moral, nor a special kind of mysticism, being free from the usual religious sectarianism. If ever it could be called a religion, it would only be as a religion of love, harmony, and beauty. Hazrat Inayat Khan

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Rumi

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. Rumi

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart Rumi

Hide not behind the veil, my love, I long to have a glimpse of you. Bulleh Shah

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? Rumi

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. Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

The thing we tell of can never be found be seeking, yet only seekers find it. Bayazid Bastami

Only that amount from your possessions are for you alone which you have sent ahead of you to the Hereafter the balance of that wealth which you have left, in this World belongs to your heirs. Maula Ali

When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them Rumi

Close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there. Rumi

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

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

The light which shines in the eye is really the light of the heart. Rumi

You must empty out the dirty water before you fill the pitcher with clean. Idries Shah

Love is the bridge between you and everything. Rumi

If you have never trodden the path of love, go away and fall in love; then come back and see us. Jami

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. Rumi

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. Rumi

Happy are those who find fault with themselves instead of finding fault with others. Muhammad

Let go of thought and bring it not into your heart, for you are naked and thought is an icy wind. You think in order to escape from torment and suffering, but your thinking is torment’s fountainhead. Know that the bazaar of God’s Making is outside of thought Rumi

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. Rumi

We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us

As long as any speech is locked away in the mouth, then you are its owner. When it leaves your mouth then from that point onwards it owns you. Maula Ali

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep

Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes. Rumi

Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?