This site has been set up to bring any Naqshbandis in Scotland (or elsewhere) together for regular dhikr meetings. We also welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about the Naqshbandi Sufi path or interested in sitting in on one of our dhikrs. Please note that at present there is no Naqshbandi Dergah in Scotland.
Insha'Allah we will meet for Dhikr and Iftar at the Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AB on the first Friday of each month
Brothers, sisters, children, all welcome. Insha'Allah we are friendly and informal and welcome newcomers, enquirers, and seekers!
Also we are insha'Allah meeting for Dhikr on other occassions at private addresses in Edinburgh and Fife, please email or text for info.
Please email abdulmalik @orangehome.co.uk or phone 07950480701 for more information.
Keep God, the Beloved, always in your heart. Let your prayer, dhikr, be the prayer of your heart.
According to Khwaja Ubaydullah Ahrar, "the real meaning of dhikr is inward awareness of God. The purpose of dhikr is to attain this consciousness." The purpose of the dhikr is to keep one's heart and attention entirely focused on the Beloved in love and devotion.
The dhikr is not just repeated as words, but is in the heart.
Remembrance of the tongue becomes remembrance of the heart. Abdu'l-Qadir al-Gilani said: "At the first stage one recites the name of God with one's tongue; then when the heart becomes alive one recites inwardly. At the beginning one should declare in words what one remembers. Then stage by stage the remembrance spreads throughout one's being—descending to the heart then rising to the soul; then still further it reaches the realm of the secrets; further to the hidden; to the most hidden of the hidden."
Our Dhikr is recited with the permission of Sultan al-Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani ar-Rabbani (may Allah grant him highest ranks in Paradise), and his eldest son and successor Shaykh Mehmet Adil al-Haqqani (may Allah grant him good health and long life)