The Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order
is a modern dervish
) of Sufism
. It is a branch of the Halveti
Tariqah of Istanbul
, and was founded in the early 1980s by American Sufis Nur al-Anwar al-Jerrahi
(born Lex Hixon
) and Fariha al-Jerrahi (born Philippa De Menil) after they received direct transmission from their teacher, Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak
(Ashki) al-Jerrahi, the Grand Sheikh of the Halveti-Jerrahi Order at that time. Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak al-Jerrahi was the 19th successor to Hazreti Pir Muhammad Nureddin al-Jerrahi, the founding pir
of the Halveti-Jerrahi Order.
The Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order is based at the Dergah al-Farah
in New York City
After its establishment, the order quickly found followers in the United States and Mexico. As the order grew, they demonstrated tolerance of seekers of God from any religion and they organized meetings with members of other religious communities.
When Nur al-Jerrahi died in 1995, Sheikha Fariha Fatima al-Jerrahi, of New York, succeeded him as leader of the order.
In New York City, members of the order run a bookstore called Sufi Books, where they carry a large selection of books on Sufism and religious mysticism
from Pir Press, the publishing house also run by the order.
Masjid al-Farah is located at 245 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013 in the Tribeca
district. Feisal Abdul Rauf
served as Imam of Masjid al-Farah from 1983 to 2009. He is one of the people behind the Cordoba Institute, and the... Read More