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 »

Join us at the World Community on Friday, October 10th– Sunday October 12th 2014,  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.

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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 »

Join us in Charlottesville for further investigations and discussions into the three Nights of Light:

Laylatu-l-Mir’aj, Laylatu-l-Bar’aat, Laylatu-l-Qadr

Three sessions: three teachers, Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid, Shaykh Noorudeen Durkee and guest speaker, Ustadh Sayed Zain ul-Abedin

July 8th, 11:00 to 5:30, at the Islamic Study Center, 108 10th St, 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 »

walk_to_masjidThe Circle Group’s Ramadan Retreat is an opportunity for spiritual rejuvenation and clarification, through practice, of one’s understanding of Islam and Tasawwuf in daily life.  A schedule of suhbat, prayer, recitation, and meditation will uplift our souls and increase our piety and our understanding.

Held on the lush, 80-acre facility of the Read More »

laylutu-l-mirajNights of Light

Three part  Lecture Series honoring the special nights of Laylatu-l-Mir’aj, Laylatu-l-Bar’aat, and Laylatu-l-Qadr,  Read More »

5sunday This series of talks 5 Sundays on Tasawwuf addresses the historical and practical importance of a guide on the Sufic Path, and was presented at the Islamic Center in Charlottesville, VA over the months of October – April of 2009-2010.

Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid, in the Naqshbandi tradition and  Shaykh Read More »