Al-Quds Tours: The Sufi Zawiyas

Jerusalem, from a Palestinian perspective

Talk & Tour
The Sufi Zawiyas

Monday 19 June @ 8.00 - 10.30 pm

Meeting Point: Centre for Jerusalem Studies - King Faisal St., the Old City

Our itinerary includes local Sufi Holy Shrines, such as al Qirami, El Sheikh Rihan and Zawiyas such as the Khanqah, where Saladin had resided and meditated the Afghani Zawiya and the Naqshbandi and Indian Zawaya. Join Dr. Ali Qleibo in this Orientation lecture.

 Through the centuries Sufi thought has shaped Moslem faith, Moslem identity and the Moslem city. Jerusalem, given its special status as the destination of Prophet Mohammad from Mecca during the Night Journey and His transfiguration and meeting with God in the Holy Rock became known as Alquds El Sheriff, The Noble Holy City. Henceforth Pilgrimage to Mecca began and ended in Al Quds. Pilgrims from all over the Moslem world would be accommodated in the Zawiya, which may roughly be translated as Hospices. In the Zawiya each Moslem ethnic group would find boarding and spiritual leaders in their respective languages. Whereas formal prayers would be performed in the Noble Sanctuary (el Harm el Sheriff) the ceremonial meditations and the inner religious aspect of Islam, Sufi rituals, would be practiced in the Zawiya itself. Local Jerusalemites had their own Sufi circles and various schools proliferated. Some leading Sufi figures assumed a saintly status and assumed a special status as Awliya’ from Wally each with his own shrine.


Fees 120 NIS including Ramadan sweets & drinks

For reservations please contact  Al-Quds University, The Centre for Jerusalem Studies (CJS)
King Faisal St. , The Old City        
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Event Date 19-06-2017 8:00 pm
Event End Date 19-06-2017 10:30 pm
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