Question: What’s the reality of khalwa?
B’ism Allah… Alhamdulillah, from the teachings of Mawlana Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi (QS), the reality of khalwa in Sufi practices is profound. In this holy month of Rajab, the seclusion (khalwah) opens the door to inner purification and stations of the soul. For Naqshbandi Sufis, khalwah moves from the reality of the soul to the human veil, emphasizing the journey from Paradise towards self-discovery through seclusion. The goal is to move through the veil of humanity, seeking to know oneself and ultimately know one’s Lord, as taught by Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). Khalwah allows for the cleansing and purification, lifting one’s perfections and ultimately connecting with Heavenly knowledge and Divine Lights. May you be inspired to seek the reality of khalwa and deepen your spiritual journey. May Allah bless you with understanding and wisdom on this path.