ANSARI QADIRI RIFAI SUFI ORDER
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Reeyaaz on 07875 569921 (email@example.com) if you want any information about our Sufi order or Sufism in general.
*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.”
We are pleased to welcome you to a Sufi Talk and our traditional Sufi Zikr Ceremony on Monday 26th September, 2016 by Shaykh Taner and Shaykha Muzeyyen Ansari.
The event will be held at Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill Gate, London, W8 4RT.
We look forward to see you at the talk / Zikr.
Saturday 5th December
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden London WC2H 9BX
Our theme for the end of year is healing. And we’d like to make this event a remembrance (Zikr) of love for the sufferings of this time. Remember our purpose is love and togetherness The vibrations of unity within Sufi poetry and prayer and music, created with the audience for universal healing.
There will be selections from classic and modern spiritual poetry in the original and translation, including Rumi, and verses from the Vedanta. Please share your original or favourite spiritual poems.
We are delighted to invite Rabiah and Sukainah from Pearls of Islam, a musical and poetic duo who perform traditional Arabic nasheeds and their own compositions.
Ending with a Sufi zikr at approximately 9pm – a traditional meditation of remembrance with chanting, movement, breathing, and music, which closes with prayers for humanity and the planet.
£8 on the door
Please be informed that owing to bank holiday Monday (4 May), we will begin this evening’s Zikr at 6:15 PM. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Sufi exhibition at the British Museum
On another note, the British Museum has an exciting Sufi exhibition titled “The Prince and the Pir; Dervishes and mysticism in Iran and India” (see photo attached).
This small display presents works on paper and objects exploring depictions of Sufi dervishes from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
This exhibition is free and continues until 8 July 2015. For further information, please read the British Museum section here.
We wish you a wonderful bank holiday weekend, and a great rest of the week.