Posted in Events, Interfaith, London

Living from the Heart (Interfaith Dialogues) – with a talk by Shaykh Taner Ansari, Grand Shaykh of Ansari Qadiri Rifai Sufi Order

An interfaith event, Living from the Heart, organised by Richmond and Putney Unitarian Church.

Shaykh Taner Ansari

We are proud to announce that the Grand Shaykh Taner Ansari of the Ansari Qadiri Rifai Sufi Order will be delivering an address at Richmond and Putney Unitarian Church on the theme of:

A Sufi perspective of spirituality in the twenty-first century.

There will also be a bring-and-share lunch following the service to which you are all warmly invited.

Date: 18 October, Sunday
Time: 11 AM
Venue: Richmond and Putney Unitarian Church, Ormond Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6TH

For enquiries, please contact: for further details.

Full schedule:

  • 1030 arrivals and greetings
  • 1100 joint service begins

Opening sentences
Lighting of the chalice
Chant- come, come, whoever you are
Reading Ibn Arabi on different religions
Sharing the peace
Chant- From you I receive
Reading- Vivekananda- Universal religion
Introduction of and talk by Shaykh Ansari (20 mins)
Musical Voluntary
Reflective silence (5 mins)
Closing prayer for togetherness and peace
Q and A (15 mins)
Closing music

  • 1230 refreshments (20 mins)

Zikr (15 mins)
Lunch and fellowship

Posted in London

Special Sufi Zikr led by the Heads of our Sufi Order – 19 and 26 October, Monday, 7:30 PM

Dear all,

Shaykh 2015

We are pleased to announce that Shaykh Taner and Shaykha Muzeyyen Ansari, leaders of our Sufi Order, will be leading Zikr (Meditation) on the 19th and 26th October.

Date: 19th and 26th October, Mondays
Venue: Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT

They will present a talk and have a questions and answer session. This will be followed by Zikr (Meditation) and then dinner.

We greatly look forward to seeing you there.

Posted in Arts, Interfaith, Words of Wisdom

Interview with the Heads of Qadiri Rifai Ansari Sufi Order – Fundamental concepts of Sufism

In a two-part video interview with the Heads of the Ansari Sufi Order, Shaykh Taner and Shaykha Muzeyyen Ansari, the Heads explain:

  • fundamental concepts of Sufism
  • common misconceptions of Sufism
  • finding Sufism
  • living Sufism
  • the science behind the 99 Names of Allah

Thanks to ITV (a South African local community television broadcasting station) for uploading the interview.

Posted in Arts, Events, Interfaith, London

Invitation to Urs of Shaykh Ahmed Rifai

Rifai Urs (1)


invites you

to celebrate



Shaykh Ahmed Er Rifai

With a traditional zikr

accompanied with ilahi, daf and sufi whirling

“Being on friendly terms with Allah is the greatest of wealth’”
(Shaykh Ahmed Er Rifai)

Monday 16th March 2015 (19:30-21:30)

Venue:  Essex Unitarian church

112  palace gardens terrace

Notting hill gate W8 4RT

Tel: 07941653337 / 07875569921

All who come in peace are welcome

Posted in Arts, Events, London

Special Zikr (Meditation) to celebrate the Urs of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Geylani

Urs of Shaykh Abdul Qadir


Invites you to celebrate




with a Traditional Sufi Zikr accompanied with ilahi,

daf and Sufi whirling

Special guest: Shaykh Syed Khaled Ali (from the Qadiri-Tahiri Tariqa)

MONDAY 2 FEBRUARY (19:30 – 21:30)

Essex Unitarian Church

112 Palace Gardens Terrace

Notting Hill Gate W8 4RT

Tel: 07941 653337