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The Circle Group

Circle Group logoFounded by Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid, representative of the late Hazrat Azad Rasool (may Allah’s blessings be upon him) in the United States, the Circle Group provides activities and materials related to the philosophy and practical application of Sufic Islam. Lectures, seminars, writings, and leadership training programs for youths explore approaches to modern issues. Efforts focus on such areas as community development, values and responsibility; personal transformation; education; and new science. Discussions, presentations and products embrace the points of view of both East and West.

The “Circle Group” is a servicemark of World Community, Inc., a non-profit, religious organization.

The Circle Group offers perspectives, writings, and information to people who are interested in Sufism and Islam. It provides both classical writings and new translations, as well contemporary writings that reflect Sufism and Islam in the Modern Age.

Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid is an authorized teacher in six Sufic orders, author and lecturer on topics ranging from Islam to Democracy, Conflict Resolution and Prevention to Tarbiyya (education), Dhikr (remembrance), Muraqabah (meditation), and Muhasabah (self-accounting.)

In true Islamic tradition, he builds bridges between diverse backgrounds and religions by stressing submission to Allah; how to live in this world as a faithful and obedient servant of Allah; accepting one’s social responsibilities; having respect for all people and all life; and engaging in dialogue and understanding.