Representing Two Orders

Sufi Ruhaniat International and Nur Ashki Jerrahi

Sufism is both the mystical inner tradition of
Islam and the aquifer of spiritual depth that exists beneath the surface of life, taking different forms in different times, places and cultures.

The dervish, or Sufi student, is a door between the worlds - the inner and the outer, the seen
and the Unseen, the self and the Self. Inshallah
(God willing), our Center is also such a doorway.

Sufi Symposium with Pakistani Sufi shaykh!

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 6:00 - 8:30. Middle Eastern Dinner, Interfaith Discussion, Q & A. I would not miss this!

Annual Rumi's Urs Event!

Sunday, December 14, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Our annual night of Music, Chanting, Poetry, and Zikr in Honor of Sufism's best known and maybe best loved poet! 

"Come, come whoever you are, even though you've broken your vows a thousand times, come, come again." "Ours is not a caravan of despair. - Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Expansion of Dances Leadership

For the first time since the dinosaurs walked, Karima and Hakim are co-leading the Dances! Together! This means a new infusion of fire and air, energy and blissful joy to add to the focused concentration and depth of awareness that Hakim is already bringing. And other up-and-coming Dance leaders will be adding their particular flavor and talents to the mix.

Dervish Class

The regular Sufi Ruhaniat International zikr is changing names. It will now be called Dervish Class. It will meet at the usual time, Thursday at 7:00 PM.

Dervish Class will still be a zikr, but it will also include practices of mastery that support the zikr. These practices illuminate the nature of Soul and help build a spiritual toolbox to meet the needs of Life. This begins in September. You can expect to work hard in this class. Visitors are welcome but should come prepared to exert themselves.

Deepening Practice: The Greater Wird (Litany) of Pir Nureddin Jerrahi. 
Scheduled by request.

A seminar at the University of the Real and a bath in the Fountain of Divine Love, both at once. Most traditional sufi orders do a litany of this kind. The form varies, but the words are taken from the Qur'an, prayers of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and the founder of the particular tariqa (sufi order). We use both Arabic and English. This is an advanced group for diving deeper and experiencing some of the hidden treasures within the Indescribable Ocean.


Contact Us

Light Upon Light Sufi Center is located at 3754 Pleasant Avenue in South Minneapolis. For information call Karima at (612) 229-1231 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Most events are free or request a small donation.


 7:00-9:15pm | Nur Ashki Jerrahi Zikr
Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm | Sufi Ruhaniat International Zikr
2nd & 4th Saturdays 7:00-9:15pm | Dances of Universal Peace

Calendar of Events

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What We Offer

Zikr The Sufi Ceremony of Divine Remembrance: Sitting, standing, and moving circles of music and prayer invite ecstasy as souls meet beyond personality. Our zikrs flow from the traditional practice of the mystics of Turkey, India, and the Middle East. People of all religions and traditions are welcome.

Dances of Universal Peace Drawing on the sacred phrases, scriptures, and poetry of the many spiritual traditions of the earth, the Dances blend chant, live music, and movement into a living experience of unity, joy, peace and integration. Easy and satisfying, all dances are taught for beginners each time.

Aramaic Words of Jesus Based on the work of Dr. Neal Douglas-Klotz and his seminal book, Prayers of the Cosmos, these practices and Dances use the words of Jesus in Aramaic, the language in which Jesus spoke and taught.