Sufi Zikr Ceremony
Zikr Ceremony - Awakening the Inner Heart
For over thousands of years Islamic Mystics have studied the inner heart, explored the aspects of the ego, true self, soul, consciousness, transcendental states and how to ascend these states in the journey of the heart towards self-purification to lead a life of Compassion, Sincerity, Authenticity, Truth and Love.
The Sufi Ceremony of Zikr is based on opening the inner heart, its divine essences and energy states. The Zikr ceremony involves active meditation with Movement, Rhythm, Whirling, Sound, Silence, Drumming and Breathwork.
Zikr which means “remembrance” is helpful in opening the inner heart (heart qudra) by invoking the divine names / attributes of Allah (SWT) . The experience of the zikr ceremony may result in feeling the states of oneness, wonder, bliss, love, ecstasy and surrender.
Allah Almighty says in Holy Quran: “O you who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance” (Quran 33:41).
Those who believe, and whose hearts find their rest in the remembrance of Allah–for, verily, in the remembrance of Allah hearts do find their rest.” [13:28]
O you who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance; and glorify Him morning and evening.” [33: 35, 41-42]
"I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God - Rumi"
The Zikr Ceremony is a ritual of the Sufi esoteric tariqas and is open to all irrespective religion, caste or creed or beliefs. Participants may join the zikr circle or just observe the ceremony silently. Participants can enter and exit the ceremony as per choice anytime.
Come, come, whoever you are,
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving,
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Even if you have broken your vows a thousand times
It doesn't matter
Come, come yet again, come - Rumi
Dress Code: Comfortable Clothes that allowing sitting on the ground. Participants can use a chair also.
Location: Open space
Benefits of Zikr:
Benefits of Zikr:
Opening the inner heart, self discovery, experiencing states of calmness, oneness, tranquility, peace, bliss, improving mental health. Wipes out the worries and sadness from one’s heart. experiecing surrender to the divine. Felling of Ecstasy and Love.
Duration: 3-4 Hours for a Zikr Experience, 3-7 Days for a Zikr Retreat.
Diyanat Ali is a healer, trainer, educator, facilitator and a coach but more importantly he is a Salik (wayfarer) on Sayr wa Suluk (Spiritual Wayfaring) hailing from a traditional Hyderabadi family of Razavi Syed’s. He has traveled extensively through India, Iraq and Iran discovering the principles and practices of the esoteric paths of Spiritual Wayfaring.