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Iftar at the Sufi Centre and possible start of Eid

  • Aug 18, 2012 · 8:00 PM
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Please join our Sufi family for an iftaar dinner on the last day of Ramadan.

Though there typically is no limit as to who can attend, for the purposes of planning this evening, there will be a limit of 15 people from SST, so first come, first serve.

Kindly only rsvp if you intend on attending so that those who are intending to attend, can.

You may bring with you an appetiser or a dessert item to share (optional). Dinner is provided by Urz and another member of the Sufi centre (we take turns hosting dinner)

Background: Ramadan is the month of fasting for Muslims. Muslims fast from dawn to sunset every day for 29 to 30 days (depending on when the new moon is born).

The Sufi centre is open to all people and we gather every Saturday night usually from 8-midnight.

The leader of the Sufi centre is Tevfik Aydoner (whom we lovingly refer to as 'Baba', which means father). Baba is a progressive leader who believes in interaction of men and women and children alike.

We share in a meal together, pray, have some conversations, sometimes there is whirling dervish and songs of worship (ilahies and nasheeds) .

Etiquette: We remove our shoes at the entrance.

You may join us in prayer if you wish, or be seated at the back to observe.

You may take pictures. Pets are not permitted in places of worship.

Female guests may wear a scarf if they feel more comfortable (though it is not necessary). Worshipppers who attend regularly do however wear a head covering typically.

Seating for dinner and prayer area are in the same room, however it is segregated (ie. women sit at the stage area, men sit closer to the front).

Please note: The next day is Eid, so you may notice people excited about Eid the next day. People typically are also sad about Ramadan ending.

It is said that the gates of Hell are closed and Satan is 'tied up' during Ramadan, so upon the end of Ramadan, Hell's gates re-open and Satan continues in his regular duties once again.

For more information about our centre,  

The Sufi centre looks forward to your presence.

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  • Karen S.

    It was wonderful to visit the Sufi Centre. Some folks said that they would like to attend another synagogue service. So maybe I should try to arrange this for some time after the Jewish High Holidays (the synagogues are all packed to the rafters until then).

    August 19, 2012

  • ZACK

    shalom salam - it is my first time ho can I recognize the meet up group I guesse there will be many people tonight right

    August 18, 2012

  • Urz

    Looking forward to seeing you all for iftaar (dinner) tonight. There will be halal food (beef, chicken), and some vegetarian, but if anyone has a requirement for kosher, pls let me know. [masked]

    August 18, 2012

  • Urz

    ps. This place is public transit accessible. I dont take public transit but the main intersection is Birmingham/Kipling.

    August 9, 2012

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