Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order

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The Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order is a modern dervish order (tariqah) of Sufism. It is a branch of the Halveti-Jerrahi Tariqah of Istanbul, Turkey, and was founded in the early 1980s by American Sufis Nur al-Anwar al-Jerrahi (born Lex Hixon) and Sheikha Fariha al Jerrahi (born Philippa De Menil) after they received direct transmission from their teacher, Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak (Ashki) al-Jerrahi, the Grand Sheikh of the Halveti-Jerrahi Order at that time. Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak al-Jerrahi was the 19th successor to Hazreti Pir Muhammad Nureddin al-Jerrahi, the founding pir of the Halveti-Jerrahi Order.

General[edit]

The Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order is based at the Dergah al-Farah in New York City.[1]

After its establishment, the order quickly found followers in the United States and Mexico. As the order grew, they demonstrated tolerance of seekers of God from any religion, while remaining faithful to their Ottoman Islamic roots, and they organized meetings with members of other religious communities.

When Nur al-Jerrahi died in 1995, Sheikha Fariha Fatima al-Jerrahi, of New York, succeeded him as leader of the order.

Sufi Books[edit]

In New York City, members of the order run a bookstore called Sufi Books, where they carry a large selection of books on Sufism and religious mysticism from Pir Press, the publishing house also run by the order.

Masjid al-Farah is located at 245 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013 in the Tribeca district. Feisal Abdul Rauf served as Imam of Masjid al-Farah from 1983 to 2009. He is one of the people behind the Cordoba Initiative.[2]

Locations[edit]

The Nur Ashki Jerrahi Order has Dervish communities in the following locations:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corbett, Rosemary R. (2016). Making Moderate Islam: Sufism, Service, and the "Ground Zero Mosque" Controversy. Stanford University Press. 
  2. ^ Corbett, Rosemary R. (2016). Making Moderate Islam: Sufism, Service, and the "Ground Zero Mosque" Controversy. Stanford University Press. 

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