Ansari Qadiri Rifai Sufi Order

As-Salaamu Alaykum — Peace Be on 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 with murids on a teaching trip

Sufism is a process of attaining closeness to the Creator through love, which is attained by purification of the ego. In this site we present our understanding on the issues and knowledge inherent to a spiritual path from a Sufi perspective.