We are pleased to announce that the spiritual leaders of the Ansari Sufi Order, Shaykh Taner and Shaykha Muzeyyen Ansari, will be visiting the United Kingdom this May.
They will be leading the Sufi Zikr (Remembrance Ceremony) on Mondays, 16th and 23rd May 2016. We will begin with a Sufi talk and Q&A, and serve dinner after the Zikr. We welcome everyone who comes in peace, and the event is free of charge
Dates: 16th and 23rd May (Mondays)
Venue: Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill Gate, London, W8 4RT
If you would like spiritual consultation and/or healing, please contact Rita / Reeyaaz at 07941653337 / 07875569921.
We hope all of you are in good health, and we look forward to seeing you at our events. Peace and blessings.
Every year we include Mother’s Day as an AQRT Holy Day.
Sha’ban 1, 1437 / May 8, 2016 — Mother’s Day is celebrated the second Sunday in May. On this day we celebrate all our mothers, wives of our prophets, mothers of our Pirs, and all the important ladies in Islam. We have to give what is due to them. Mention them in your celebration name by name, person by person, then do a Fatiha.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Ya Wadud Ya Salaam Ya Jami Ya Nafi
(Love, Peace, Togetherness, Betterment)
Excerpt from a talk by Shaykh Taner Ansari:
All humans have nafs (ego), brain and a line to God. We have to find the correct way. Allah is Rahman (The Most Merciful) and Rahim (The Most Compassionate), so He helps us find the right course by logic, by contemplating, deduction and induction.
The first thing is this: you have to accept it – there is a God, but it’s not you. Our job is to find our essence through contemplation. Islam is acknowledgment of the fact that there is a God, and don’t try to be God yourself. You have to accept that there are rules and regulations. You have to be in sync with this.
Do we have any will power? Yes, if we didn’t have any will power, Allah wouldn’t have created us. Why? Because Allah wants to be chosen scientifically with our own free will, with no force. If Allah wanted to force (people to believe), everybody would believe.
Making the choice of choosing Allah has to be the beginning of your life. Everything has to be based on this. This is the truth and this is what we have to make peace with. Islam is making peace with Allah’s decrees and Allah’s systems. This is physics. If you think you have power too, show it to me. I am not going to ask you to make a galaxy. I am going to ask you not to eat, and don’t go to the bathroom. If you think you have power, do this.
One of the rules of being a Sufi is that you have to be on the lookout for Allah’s signs. Listen to my advice. Surrender and learn the easy way. My students have to be conscious of what they are doing. Each action has to be willing (voluntary and conscious). I don’t want you to do habitual actions – habitual actions is the killer of all faiths. Mean what you say each time.
On behalf of Shaykh Taner Ansari and Shaykha Muzeyyen Ansari, the Heads of the Ansari Qadiri Rifai Sufi Order, we would like to thank everyone for attending our Zikr and all of our events this year. Thank you also for all your contributions, your help and assistance, your prayers and kind thoughts.
May Allah be happy with all our Zikrs, prayers, positive actions and intentions, and may He bless you, your family and loved ones.
Next Monday, the 21st December, will be the last Zikr of the year. We will resume again on the 4th of January, if God is willing, at the same time and place, celebrating the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) birthday (Milad-un-Nabi).
We wish you a merry festive season and a happy 2016 that is full of love and light. We look forward to seeing you soon in the new year.
Ya Wadud Ya Salaam Ya Jami (Love, Peace and Togetherness),
Ansari Qadiri Rifai Sufi Order of the United Kingdom