Guided and escorted by a Sufi scholar, this specially designed journey includes 5 days of the Fez Sacred Music Festival, while exploring the depth of the Moroccan culture in the holy city of Fez. After the festival, we will embark on our Sufi retreat exploring notable spiritual and natural sites of Northern Morocco.
The festival of the Sufi Culture has not only the gift to identify a spiritual and artistic patrimony of an exceptional wealth, but also to open the thought on what could be the benefit of this patrimony on the heart of the Moroccan society today. Sufism can also inspire on global level, some new approaches for concrete maneuvers of peace mediations and for development of mutual dialogues between religions and cultures. This festival can contribute as well as promote and defuse throughout the world, particularly in a troubled era, the message of peace, universality and spirituality registered in the heart of Islam. Join us in the spirit of sharing and contributing to the world of intellect. Sufism is purification of the heart and nourishment of the SOul. Travel to make a diffrence.
Sufism is the mystical aspect of Islam, a spiritual path of love and peace. Its massage of universality has crossed all borders. From Malaysia, India, Persia and Turkey east to Egypt, Morocco and Andalusia west, Sufism is source of inspiration for stoics, mystics, thinkers, poets and a way of amelioration for disciples. This quest of divine love is the keyword of all time, sufi orders seek to nourish themselves with this divine light by meditation, contemplation and ecstasy. Rooted in all these parts of the world, Sufism, strong with its universality, is shaped in multiple spiritual, cultural and artistic forms. (architecture, music, art and way of life). The teachings of Naqshabandi principally in far East, the dervishes in Anatolia and Baltic Europe, the Qadiri and Shadhuli dominant in North Africa and Middle East, the Tijani order in the heart of Africa, illustrate the cultural and spiritual richness of Sufism. Due to The teachings of spiritual masters, disciples of divers’ Sufi paths has aspired the Excellency of this behavior. From early age of Sufism we can document treaties of chivalry, notably in the case of artists, craftsmen and thinkers who strive always to put in practice in the world, the teaching they received deep in heart.
It is said: “if the middle East is the land of prophets, then the Maghreb is the land of Saints” Sufism in this country has existed since the dawn of Islam. Its influence has traveled east to Egypt, north to Muslim Spain and south to the Sahara and the heart of West Africa. Since the 9th century, renowned masters considered to be universal in the spiritual teaching have taken their origin from Morocco. Mentioning for example some names of those who shaped the back bone in the body of Moroccan Sufism.