As-Salaamu Alaykum — Peace Be Upon You

We are a traditional Islamic Sufi order whose culture is one of welcoming inclusiveness. We firmly believe in bringing communities closer through peace, love and togetherness. As the Sufi poet Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi said:

Come, come whoever you are, wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, come yet again.

Shaykh Taner Ansari and his wife, Shaykha Muzeyyen Ansari jointly headed the international organization for many years, traveling, healing and teaching together. Before departing this world, Shaykh Taner passed, in the event of his decease, the mantle of leadership of AQRT International to his wife, Shaykha Muzeyyen Vargonen, who is now our living Pir (leader). Murshida Shaykha Muzeyyen continues to lead AQRT in person, while Murshid Shaykh Taner carries on Allah’s work in spirit. May Allah be pleased with them. On September 9, 2023, the AQRT US Board of Directors unanimously elected Shaykha Muzeyyen (Muzeyyen A. Vargonen) to the office of President for Life.

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