Ansari Qadiri Rifai Sufi Order

Live Zikr and Sohbet

In this section we offer a look at two important elements of Sufi practice in action, congregational zikr and talks on spiritual subjects, called sohbets. More detailed explanations of the Sufi zikr ceremony and sohbet are given elsewhere in this website.

An excerpt from a traditional Ansari Qadiri Rifai zikr ceremony being performed by murids of the London AQRT can be seen in this YouTube video.

Here is a short audio clip from an AQRT zikr (duration 13 sec.)

Ansari Qadiri Rifai zikr led by Shaykh Taner AnsariAQRT zikr ceremony

Shaykh Taner Ansari and his wife, Shaykha Muzeyyen Ansari, speak about Sufism in various venues around the world. In addition, they convene weekly with murids over the Internet for sohbet and discussion.

Below are video links to some of Shaykh's talks and a sampling of Saturday sohbets in audio format. The videos comprise talks that are addressed to a broad audience of spirtual seekers. The audio sohbets provide a more intimate glimpse of Shaykh Taner and Shaykha Muzeyyen's regular instruction to their international community of murids, on varied topics particular to their spiritual journeys.

Talks by Shaykh Taner — Videos

The links below will take you to video postings on the YouTube website.

Shaykh Taner Ansari giving sohbet with studentsShaykh Taner in impromptu sohbet with students

Saturday Internet Sohbets — Audio

  • The Human Being as Timeshare (duration 28:05)
  • Why Sufism? (duration 22:39)
  • How to Communicate (duration 31:14)
  • On Oneness (duration 6:10)
  • On Balance (duration 16:21)

Members of the public who wish to attend these one-hour Saturday sessions are invited to contact