Morocco Sufi Encounters

The heart of Islam is known by Muslim Scholars and spiritual devotees as Tassawuf or in western terms Sufism. Sufism is the venue of education and spiritual teaching, considered to be the hidden knowledge of subjective Islam. It was first defused informally by stoics and devoted Muslim to the immaterial world before it was progressively structured around the 11th century. This doctrine of struggle with one own ego is the essence of the practical universal message of Islam. Historically, the transmission of this teaching is practiced, from the 13th century down through spiritual centers that earned by merit to preserve the norms of the culture, sociability, and spirituality proper to Islam in an era of dislocation of the Muslim world, particularly under the impact of Mongol invasions. These centers, in fact, have known how to preserve a message of a universal spirituality that has nourished the Muslim culture and not only enhanced its artistic and literary expressions but also its social and economic advancements. For centuries Sufism has inspired simultaneously the organization and the ethical and spiritual charters of guilds of crafts throughout the Muslim world.

 

Visiting a Sufi home in Morocco

Sufi dinner in a Moroccan house

We are happy to welcome you to this Sufi destination of Morocco and share with you a journey where Sufi culture is what dominates the daily life of its people. Morocco is endowed in natural beauty, the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert give travelers a one-of-a-kind spiritual experience as they discover the country’s wide array of sacred traditions and cultural encounters, whether for Sufi trips and retreats or just regular trips. Our hand-picked extraordinary Muslim tours will take you on a spiritual journey to enjoy the historical Islamic centers of learning and encounter Sufi brothers and sisters to share what is most sacred in the faith of Islam in the remembrance of Allah. Visit ancient cities that have marked the history of Morocco from a spiritual standpoint. Additionally, its indigenous populations of Berbers and Moors of Muslim faith offers thought-provoking insight into anciently sacred teaching that could help remarkably the world today. Welcome to this journey of spiritual musings in Morocco. This spiritual journey with a small group, will satisfy your personal growth and budget.

 

Sufi Tours to Morocco

Moulay Idriss Zerhoune Sufi Sanctuary

 

In Morocco, for example, guilds and special trades have traditionally allied themselves with Sufi orders. The relationship that has been established between spirituality and social and human development has marked naturally the cultural and historical identity of Morocco. These Sufi Orders of Morocco have known through time international beaming by establishing their zawiyas in different countries. The case of the Zawiya Quadiriya and Zawiya Tijania in this regard is an eloquent illustration. The roles of these Sufi orders of teaching and civic and spiritual education at the same time engagement of human development and mediation for peace, in a profound and creative effect, are what constitute the Moroccan culture. Join one of our spiritual tours and retreats to Morocco with a small group scheduled departures or call on us to personalize a private customized journey just for you. Also, check on our Africa Heritage tours and retreats.

 

Al Quarawiyyine Library in Fez

Sufi learning center in Morocco

Spain Islamic Heritage travel

 
 
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Sufism in Spain

What is Spain without Islamic history? In the 8th century, Europe experienced one of its greatest periods of cultural and spiritual enlightenment. Over eight hundred years of Islamic presence in Spain, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together and prospered in a thriving interfaith resulting in a multicultural civilization. An era historians refer to as the era of co-existence which reached the apogee of universal human civilization, even Spaniards today still celebrate it as “la convivencia”. This era in Spain has created an atmosphere where remarkable scholars and thinkers of different faiths to work side by side and share at no discretion collective knowledge in the benefit of all mankind that evoked lasting contributions in such areas as poetry, art, architecture, music, science, agriculture, medicine, engineering, algebra, navigation, textiles, culinary and even technologies that have shaped the world we live in today. Initially, this civilization flourished in Muslim Spain or in better words the Moors of Spain as they are referred to by historians and travelers of all times.

 
Sufi encounters in Spain

Sufi gatherings in Alpujarra Spain

What is Spain without Islamic history? In the late 8th century, Europe experienced one of its greatest periods of cultural and spiritual enlightenment. Over eight hundred years of Islamic presence in Spain, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together and prospered in a thriving interfaith resulting in a multicultural civilization. An era historians refer to as the era of co-existence which reached the apogee of universal human civilization, even Spaniards today still celebrate it as “la convivencia”. This era in Spain has created an atmosphere where remarkable scholars and thinkers of different faiths to work side by side and share at no discretion collective knowledge in the benefit of all mankind that evoked lasting contributions in such areas as poetry, art, architecture, music, science, agriculture, medicine, engineering, algebra, navigation, textiles, culinary and even technologies that have shaped the world we live in today. Initially, this civilization flourished in Muslim Spain or in better words the Moors of Spain as they are referred to by historians and travelers of all times.

Today over two million Muslims in Spain live side by side with their fellow Christians in harmony and mutual respect. The Muslim community respects as well the norms of prayers and has it infrastructure well set for visitors of the Islamic faith. You will find mosques and places set for prayers, halal markets, and restaurants to enjoy all staples unique to this destination. However, people here are not used to see people praying in streets and public places. One has to be sensitive to other perspectives. Bearing in mind that Spain as a country that had separated the religion from the politics and law, we can see that is nothing against Islam, but in general is not well seen to pray (Christian or Muslim) in a place which is not a temple (church, mosque, etc).

Sufi tours and travel in Spain

Halal Sufi Tours to Spain

Cross-cultural Services as a specialized tour operator is offering Islamic tour packages to Spain as none can do. Our Muslim heritage tours, journeys, and trips in Spain are hand-picked to take Muslim visitors through an engaging, insightful journey into this important period in world history. Enjoy and explore the forgotten Islamic civilization of Spain guided by local Spanish Muslims well trained Tour guides in 2021 and 2022.

Modern Islamic architecture in Spain

Spain Islamic heritage tours

Our Spain halal tours are tailored with great care to offer you the best Spain experience made just for you. At Cross-Cultural Services, we offer Islamic tours totally halal in Spain for all types of travelers from around the world. However, we do offer Muslim tours based on historic sites and daily life halal activities throughout Spain, adventure active tour packages for Islamic explorers as well as just nature enthusiast who can take a walk in the park can enjoy our in-depth cultural and spiritual trips based on historical discoveries for pre-packaged group tours and private parties. We also offer scheduled Sufi retreats in diverse spiritual sites of Spain. Our group tours of Spain are also supplied in most respectful and rewarding itineraries for Muslim travelers from around the globe, these Muslim tours are totally halal travel escorted by well versed Muslim guides and tour managers. Cross-cultural Services are well known in the halal travel market as one of the best FITs customized tours to Spain for independent travelers and private families. These Spain Muslim tours visiting major cities of Moorish heritage, such as Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, the Malaga mountains, white villages, natural life in the most beautiful national parks Spain has to offer are well studied in time-consuming and budget-wise. Best rates are guaranteed.

Religious travel and tours to Spain

Spain Muslim travel and tours