"Allah muhabbet" Calligraphy by Hamid Aytaç 25" x 40" -- $4,000 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Ebrû: Contemporary Marbling by Feridun Özgören October 15, 1999 - April 12, 2000 Islamic Corridor Paper marbling, ebrû in Turkish, is a traditional art of the Islamic world. The marbler creates the colorful, swirling patterns of ebrû by floating [...]
January theme: Through constant remembrance of God is negligence (Ghaflah) dispelled. ~Imam Ali (AS) February theme: A Sufi is not a real Sufi until he (or she) feels a responsibility for all humanity. ~Sulami (10th Century)
With Kabir & Camille Helminski, and special Guests still to be confirmed. And Sufi musicians Amir & Nasreen Etmenazade.
Register by January 5th to be sure to have a room.
The Mercy Center, Burlingame, California (a few miles from San Francisco Airport)
Join us for Spring (inshallah) in California: a weekend of friendship, Sufi music, zhikr, and contemplation in the tradition of Rumi.
Ya Wadud, Ya Wali, Ya Wakil O Love, continually, You are watching out for us, holding our hand when we are ill, soothing our brow when we are troubled, bringing Peace to our hearts when we have struggled in Your Way and come to know Your Presence with us, in love with us so much, [...]
Reflections and spiritual conversation (sohbet) with Shaikh Kabir Helminski.
Ya Walī, Ya Hafiz, Ya Nasir O Friend and Protector, Preserver of that which is Most Precious, the Secret within these hearts that You have written on the Tablet preserved and protected for all Eternity, help us to keep our connection with the Source, of Our Sustenance, of that Light that allows us to see, [...]
Ya Haqq, Ya Batin, Az Zahir Newly awakened, we witness Truth, resplendent in the sunrise and every color of the rainbow— It fits itself into any shape and walks around to manifest relationship. Interwoven, Truth to Truth we realign our strands of DNA, magnetized in strength of You; we know the Truth when we see [...]
Ya ‘Ali, Ya Mut‘ali We love to love You, Ya ‘Ali, Ya Mut‘ali, for You lift our spirits from within Your Self to Yourself— the highest vantage point is Yours to give, and so You bestow it, upon Your servants— those who understand that in bowing low they are exalted; face to Face in prostration [...]
Ya Alim, Ya Fattah, Ya Rahman, Ya Wadud Ya Rahman, so unlimited is Your Compassion that every day You show us ways we may fall short and help us to see how to open our hearts. Ya Fattah, You Who Open the gateways of the Unseen, with Your Knowledge You comprehend the best moment for [...]