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.


A good Ramadan to everyone! May all the efforts of those who fast from food and those who fast from negative thoughts, words and actions bear the sweetest fruit! May the world be blessed with peace!

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.

Regular Deepening Practice: The Morning Wird (Litany) of Pir Nureddin Jerrahi. 
Tuesday and Friday mornings.

A seminar at the University of the Real and a bath in the Fountain of Divine Love, both at once. This is an advanced group for those who want to come regularly. Most traditional sufi orders do some kind of litany like this. 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. You can come on Tuesday, Friday, or both. Start time will be decided by the group. Registration required: If interested, RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you want a taste of the Wird to see how you react, let us know that too.


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.

Starting in September

 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
2nd & 4th Sundays 3:00-5:00pm | Nur Ashki Jerrahi Zikr

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.