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. 

Voices on the Waves: A Multicultural Comedy-Drama in Two Acts
Saturday, April 12th, 2:00 - 5:00pm

A participatory read-through workshop of Karima's metaphysical radio play. Try it, you'll like it (inshallah).

A "cruise director" from Southside Chicago with a talent for Arabic, a British CEO with a taste for Kipling, a sociology professor from India, a French fashion designer, an old hippie fresh off the psychedelic bus and assorted Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Christians and Buddhists—stuck on a lifeboat in the middle of the nowhere, they’re helped out by guiding spirits from three world religions and a television interviewer with the sensitivity of Donald Duck. When you're up the creek without a paddle, what's to do but argue about politics and religion? Well, there's a gun on board, a lot of booze, an enlightened saint and some pretty good singers . . .  Available for interactive workshop or performance.

Voices has been performed or work-shopped in multiple 'radio play' readings, at "Celebrating Interfaith Peace around the World" (in a Duluth synagogue with a Muslim, Christian and Jewish cast) and as a full production for the  Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research. We'll pick and assign parts, perform the radio play (no memorization needed), and have a discussion afterwards--with pizza! Led by Karima with Isa Nureddin and special guest: Safia Elizabeth Bushnell. $12 - Call (612) 229-1231 or email here to sign up. A surprising experience of multiple awakenings.  

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

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.