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This series of talks, 5 Sundays on Tasawwuf (2009-2010), addresses the historical and practical importance of a guide on the Sufic Path.

The first talk on the topic of “The Necessity and Function of the Shaykh” was presented November 8, 2009 at the Islamic Study Center, 108 10th ST.  NW, Charlottesville, VA. Shaykh Rashid’s talk is available right here.

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In the Line of Transmission: Guide and Guided (mp3)

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“In the Line of Transmission:Guide and Guided” by Shaykh Rashid


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