Sufism can be considered the inner facet of Islam. To follow Sufism means to let one’s “ego” die, little by little, to let it peter out into the Self (God), that is to say to be born again and to be aware of what one has never ceased to be, throughout eternity.
Such a transformation involves a deep mutation of the soul’s essence, an ontological transmutation of the whole being. This is only possible with the help of a doctrine and a method (evolving side by side), and mostly of an initiation that connects the disciple to a master and to an initiatory chain, thus ensuring the actual transmission of the spiritual power exemplified by the initiation itself.
The Mihrab is the niche where the Koran is kept, usually in the back wall of the Mosque, towards Mecca.