Sulūk-i Ṭarīqa

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Sulūk-i Ṭarīqa (The Conduct of the Sufi Path) is an Islamic/Sufi Connection Manual composed in 1760. It provides guidance on working with the Subtle Centers (a.k.a. Chakras).

Islamic Terms

Islam > Absolute Essence, Al-Insan al-Kamil, Ascension, Dhat, Drug, Fana, Hadith, Ibn al-'Arabi, Infidelity, Infran, Jadhb, Last Days, Laylat al-Qadr, Mahabbah, Majdhub, Muhammad, Peace be upon them, Quran, Rapture, Right Path, Rtavan, Shariah, Subtle Centers, Sufism, Sulūk-i Ṭarīqa, Tahdhīb al-akhlāq, Taubah, Wajd, Yawm ad-Din

List of Connection Manuals

Connection Manual > Bhagavad Gita, Brahmavidya, Cosmic Consciousness (book), Cosmic Memory, Create Your Personal Sacred Text, Crest-Jewel of Wisdom, Lankavatara Sutra, Lightning Path Connection Manual, Mundaka Upanishad, Perennial Philosophy, Sermon on the Mount, Sulūk-i Ṭarīqa, Taittiriya Upanishad, The Big Book, The Book of Great Decease, The Cloud of Unknowing, The Conference of the Birds, The Great Message, The Kingdom of God is Within You, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, The New Jerusalem (book), The Way of Perfection, This Is It, Yoga Sastra of Hemacandra


The text describes visualizations and affirmations focused on the Subtle Centers of the body via the Islamic Connection Technique of Dhikr. Interestingly, these subtle centers roughly correspond to vedic chakra points.

The text also describes several Connection Outcomes that arise as a consequence of meditating upon the Subtle Centers

Tareen provides a translation of "a major Persian text on Sufi meditation and cosmology: the towering eighteenth century Naqshbandī Indian Sufi master and poet Mirzā Maẓhar Jān-i Jānān’s (d. 1781) Sulūk-i Ṭarīqa (The Conduct of the Sufi Path). Composed in 1760, at the centerpiece of this text is the encounter between the realm of divine reality, prophetic authority, and the practice and conduct of the Sufi practitioner, especially in relation to the journey through the subtle spiritual centers or laṭā’if." [1]


  1. Tareen, SherAli. “The Conduct of the Sufi Path: Naqshbandī Meditation in Early Modern India.” Journal of the Institute for Sufi Studies 2, no. 2 (2023): 251–62. p. 251.

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