a community of lovers
Friday 14th March
“Sufism: A Hidden Treasure” – a talk by Shaikh Kabir Helminski at City Circle.
Many British Muslims today suffer a double alienation: on one side from a dogmatic expression of Islam lacking in love, and on the other side from a materialistic culture that leaves little room for the spiritual dimension of life.
Contrary to the prevailing stereotype of Sufis being other-worldly and cultish, Sufis have been associated with many of Islam’s most practical and beautiful accomplishments. But Sufism is above all about the inner transformation of the human being, resulting in increased capacities of presence, will, and love. Its stock in trade is marifa, inner knowing, through which the heart is purified and real remembrance of God is possible.
This presentation will discuss the above issues and more. Starts at 6.45pm. Admission is free to this event but please do arrive promptly to be sure of a seat.
45 Crawford Place
London W1H 4LP
The venue is a short walk from Edgware Road tube station. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/noi9o
Sunday 16th March
The Threshold Society are hosting an intimate gathering with Shaikh Kabir Helminski on Sunday 16th March at Christ Church Hall from 12-6pm:
Christ Church Hall
off Wanstead High Street
London E11 2SW
The venue is a short walk from Wanstead and Snaresbrook tube stations. Map: http://goo.gl/srZRti
The gathering will start promptly at 12.15pm and end at 6pm. The program will include spiritual conversation (sohbet), Sufi zhikr, songs and music. Refreshments and a light meal will be provided. There is a £20 suggested donation to help us cover costs which friends are invited to pay in cash on the day.
Please let The Threshold Society know if you would like to attend – email firstname.lastname@example.org.