Sufism is Islamic mysticism, and the core aspects of Sufism is love and sincerity. Sufism has established a method through which one seeks spiritual and moral education. In “An Introduction to Sufi Psychology: Sufi Characters,” we will explore major Sufi characters such as Waliy and Awliya, Darwish, Salik, Vasil, Mukarrabun, Awtad, Qutb and finally Universal Man. As we will learn in this course, accomplishing spiritual and moral development is not so much a matter of acquiring knowledge, rather it is often a matter of developing an intimate relationship with these moral personalities and characters. Sufi characters are poles (al-Qutb) or pillars (al-Awtad) by which the spiritual world has been sustained. Learning from the spiritual and moral characters of the Sufi tradition are crucial for those individuals who wish to develop a healthy inner world, nourish their soul, and purify their heart. In this course we are going to explore the Sufi characters as the exemplars of our own spiritual journey.