Ramadan Circle - The Mystical Qur'an

We are pleased to announce a Ramadan circle on The Mystical Qur'an. We will meet weekly for a Shadhili dhikr and Qur'anic mystical reflections from the great Shadhili sage Ibn Ajiba. Ibn Ajiba's commentary of the Qur'an, Al-Bahr al-Madid (The Vast Ocean) combines traditional exegesis with spiritual contemplation, exploring inner meanings of the sacred text. Ahmad ibn 'Ajiba was an 18th-century Moroccan saint in the Darqawa Sufi Islamic lineage.

"Whoever reads his commentary upon the Hikam [of Shaykh Ibn Ata' Allah al-Sakandari] knows full well the extent of his mastery and his status with his Lord" (Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Kuhin al Fasi (d. 1347/1938), Tabaqat al-Shadhiliyya al-Kubara).

The sessions will be facilitated by Sulaiman from The Hikmah Project.
Inshallah, Dr Fawzia Al-Rawi will lead the sohbet for two of the circles

Fawzia Al-Rawi holds a PhD in Islamic studies. She completed her Arabic, Islamic and ethnological studies at the Universities of Vienna and Cairo. She then spent 12 years in Jerusalem where she brought up her children and worked at the Institute for the Promotion of Palestinian Agriculture and at the University of Jerusalem, while deepening both her theoretical and practical knowledge of Sufism under the guidance of Sidi Shaykh Muhammad Al-Rifai. She has been living in Vienna with her husband and their three children since 2001.
Fawzia Al-Rawi has been teaching Sufism for over 25 years. She holds workshops in various countries and works particularly with women. Her teachings draw on a wealth of experience from a bicultural environment which uniquely enables her to build a bridge of understanding between different cultures, open a space where these can meet and thus contribute to peace. Further details can be found on her website https://www.fawzia-al-rawi.com/

We will meet each Sunday after maghrib* UK GMT Time beginning on

  • Sunday 17th March - fast opens 6:12pm UK - start dhikr 7.30pm uk/ 8.30pm Vienna - with Fawzia
  • Sunday 24th March - fast open 6:24pm Uk - start dhikr 7.30pm uk - Ibn Ajiba
  • Sunday 31st March - fast open 7:36 pm UK - start dhikr 8.15pm UK / 9.15pm Vienna - with Fawzia
  • April 7th March - fast opens 7:48 pm UK - start dhikr 8.30pm - Ibn Ajiba

*times to be confirmed and will depend on schedule and changes to maghrib
**Please note the are suggested topics only and may change depending on the needs of the group


  •    30min Shahdili Dhikr 
  •    60min Reflections on Ibn Ajiba's Al-Bahr al-Madid (The Vast Ocean)

You can check your local time here
Recordings will be available for those who cant make the times.

To enroll, use the link below to make a contribution - you can offer whatever is convenient for you.

Please note - joining details will be sent by or on Friday 15th March

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