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FALL RETREAT on Khidma (Service)
Friday, October 19- Sunday October 21, 2018

Join us for spiritual rejuvenation and clarification through practice and reflection on Khidma (service), a key doorway to the practical application of Islam and Tasawwuf in daily life.

Abu Huraira (ra) reported that the Prophet (sal) said:

“Whoever removes Read More »

Join us during the Holy Month of Ramadan for a weekend of spiritual rejuvenation and clarification. A schedule of suhbat, prayer, recitation, and meditation will uplift our souls, deepen our Iman, and increase our understanding of Islam and Tasawwuf in daily life. IMG_2375

2018 Dates: Friday June 8 to Sunday the 10. Read More »

unseen worldThis series of Sunday talks called “Strangers”  focuses on the Rijalu-l-Ghayb, travelers on the path of Truth. Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid’s  engaging talks reveal profound insights and intuitive understandings regarding the unseen world.  The gathering was held at the Islamic Study Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Al Khidr: Keeping the Company Read More »

Ulul al-Azim, The Great Ones – In this series on Seven Sundays (2012-2013) talks  focus on the  seven great prophets in duruus  by Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid and Shaykh Noorudeen Durkee given  at the  Islamic Study Center, 108 10th Street Charlottesville, VA.

The previous talks in this series by Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Read More »


5 More Sundays, a series of talks on Peace, Justice, Mercy, Love and Freedom with Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid and Shaykh Nooruddeen Durkee and their guests, presented at the Islamic Study Center in Charlottesville.

As well as suhbat with the Shaykhs, there was Qur’an recitation, Na’at and Qasa’id, prayer in Read More »

There are certain attributes a person can develop which, when as they are fully developed, help us to gain insight into what the purpose and reality of life is. As Allah says in Qur’an, “Indeed, the lower self enjoins evil,” (24:21), there are two very distinct aspects to a Read More »

In his presentation,” Shaykh Rashid explains, “From the sacredness of submission in sawm, to the sanctifying upliftment of suhbat, to the subtleties of dhaahir and baatin, and today, to discussing the dynamics of the Isra Miraaj (to be followed by Nisfu-Shabaan and Laylatu-l-Qadr), we are on Read More »

Fourth in the series of Five Sundays on Tasawwuf (2009-2010) presented in Charlottesville on Feb 28th, both Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid and Shaykh Nooruddeen Durkee continue speaking in this  series  of talks which addresses the role of the Shaykh as spiritual guide  and the responsibility of the student or murid. This Read More »

The second talk in the 5 Sundays on Tasawwuf (2009-2010) addresses the historical and practical importance of a guide on the Sufic Path. This second talk, Suhbat and the Oral Tradition,  was presented Dec 6, 2009 at the Islamic Study Center in Charlottesville, VA.  For more info about this series Read More »