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Shaykh Taner in London and bank holiday Zikr time

Dear Members

-We have the pleasure of inviting you when the head of our Sufi Order, Shaykh Taner Ansari and his wife Shaykha Muzeyyen Ansari, will be in London from 29th April till 4th May and again 21st May till 3rd June. Please contact Rita on 0794165337 for more information.
– Due to bank holiday our Monday Sufi Zikr will be held at 6:00 pm instead of 7:30 pm on these following Mondays: 
                        *17 April
                        *1 May
                        * 29 May
– Finally, if you have not yet discovered, we now have a new website ‘‘ which has a lot of information on Sufism and our Order in particular.  
The Team at AQRT UK


Striving to promote the Sufi principles of Love, Peace and Togetherness for Goodness

Ya Wadud, Ya Salaam, Ya Jami, Ya Nafi

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Monday Zikr 20 MARCH 2017



The Qadiri-Rifai Sufi Order (London branch), under the guidance of Shaykh Taner Ansari, is pleased to invite both men and women, regardless of your faith or beliefs to our weekly traditional zikr gathering.
Come, Come whoever you are, wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. Our’s is not a caravan of despair. Come even if you have broken your vows a thousand times, Come, come yet again.

(Mevlana Rumi)

During the Zikr (the ceremony of remembrance) we practice some sacred movement accompanied by frame drumming, hymn singing and chanting. In Zikr, each member of the group effaces him or herself in the remembrance of God using the energy of the entire group synergistically for the development of all.

We start at 19:15  with the group zikr for about one hour.

We welcome everyone who comes in peace. The Zikr is free but a donation to help with the venue hire would be greatly appreciated.
We normally have 20-25 people attending the Zikr ceremony every Monday.
We also have a complimentary dinner for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians after the zikr.
We hope to see you soon.
Please contact : Rita on 07941 653337 ( or Reeyaaz on 07875 569921 ( if you want any information about our Sufi order or Sufism in general.

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To be after the Truth

*Words of Wisdom through Murshid Shaykh Taner Ansari*

Our job is to praise Allah and Allah’s job is to take care of us and HE is doing it. All we have to do is accept the truth and act with the truth. When you say la ilaha illallah, you are accepting the truth and then when you act with it, then you are obeying the truth and then when you share it then you are distributing the truth. We all have to be after the truth and nothing else. Then we are cheating ourselves if we are not after the truth.

The whole subject is the truth.

Islam is the action of acting with the truth. Iman is accepting the truth, nothing but the truth and making this your focus, your formula; this is the way to do, the thing to do.

“Sufism is the science of learning Allah, the science of getting closer to Allah through LOVE.”

*Shaykh Taner*

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Urs of Shaykh Muhyddin Ansari – Grand Shaykh of Ansari Qadiri Rifai Order

shaykhmuhyiddinansariAnsari Qadiri Rifai Sufi Tariqa celebrates the Urs (union of the devotee with his Beloved) of Shaykh Muhyiddin Ansari, who is our Grand Shaykh, and the Shaykh of our Shaykh, Murshid Shaykh Taner Ansari.

Below is a chapter from the book, “What About My Wood?” by Murshid Shaykh Taner Ansari.

Chapter: Shaykh Muhyiddin’s Treasure

For Shaykh Muhyiddin Ansari, it was very important not to break anyone’s heart, as it should be for all Sufis. Sufis should be able to get along with everyone. When Muhyiddin Baba was with children, he acted as a child. When he was with adults, he acted as an adult. He went along with the mentality of the person with whom he happened to be keeping company.

One day, a friend of his invited him to go on a treasure hunt. He thought that since Muhyiddin Baba was a shaykh, he would be able to help find the treasure with his special powers. Shaykh Muhyiddin consented to go and took one of his young dervishes along.

While they were digging here and there, the young dervish thought, “Why is my shaykh looking for treasure?”

The shaykh was able to read the dervish’s thoughts and said, “My Son, I don’t do this to get rich. Come here, son, let me show you something.” He grabbed a handful of earth and said, “Be gold.” The dirt instantly became a handful of gold.

Shaykh Muhyiddin said, “If I want, I can do this. But I will not. I came here only because I didn’t want to break my friend’s heart. If I want, I can turn anything to gold, just like that. But we obey Allah’s decrees. We don’t try to override them. We want to be natural, simple, and to not do anything against the laws of nature.”

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No Zikr on 29th August (Mon) due to Notting Hill Carnival

Dear everyone,

I hope everyone is in the best of health and spirits.

Please note that there is no Zikr (meditation) on the 29th of August 2016 in Notting Hill Gate, due to the Notting Hill Carnival.

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We hope to see you the week after (5th Sept) when Zikr will resume its regular schedule every Monday evening in Notting Hill Gate.

Wishing you a wonderful bank holiday weekend!