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Greetings beloveds,

We offer the Baraka Center Class every first and third Monday from 7 pm to 8 pm, on Zoom.  No classes on the 5th Mondays unless announced.

Beginning in March 6 2023 we will test Hybrid classes. We will gather in person in Raqib and Rafi’a’s office near Foggy Bottom, D.C. and will conduct class on Zoom as well at the same time. Please check your emails (now sent from for the address and details. Metro is couple steps away and limited free and paid street parking is available in the area. We expect a small group in-person. If you don’t receive emails from Baraka Center, and want to be on the mailing list please email Rafi’a at Also email for the address if you didn’t receive the email.

This class is free and everyone is welcome, newcomers and community members alike.

Raqib conducts a Healing Service every Sunday at 11 – 11:30am.

Same Zoom link will be used for All Classes and Healing Service.:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 935 7907 0651
Passcode: Baraka2022 (most time won’t be needed)

“There is One Truth, the true knowledge
of our being, within and without, which
is the essence of all wisdom.” 

The Covid19 pandemic is pushing all of us into communicating and thinking virtually.  We feel that this is an opportunity to enhance the way in which we explore the Sufi Message of Love Harmony and Beauty.  It will also give us a chance to feel the support of the Washington area community in this time of physical isolation and uncertainty.  We have been on this caravan of souls for a very long time and our destination continues to unfold before us.  We are being given yet another opportunity to draw closer to the One Being.


Rafia and Raqib

Simply click on the link as instructed.  You may also join by phone.  When you sign on be sure to enable the Video and mute the audio.  The video so we can see each other and the muted audio so we don’t disturb the class.

Times before Covid: February 4th, 2020

We had a wonderful evening blessed with friends presence and abundance of beauty, joy and love.  In celebration of the Urs of our Beloved Teacher Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan we, shared readings, memories, a Zikr practice, songs, dervish whirling and plate of sweet dates with almonds.  We watched a footage of Inayat Khan filmed shortly before his last journey to India and passing after illness there in 1926 (see last photo below).

We also celebrated our dear teacher Nur Azad’s birthday who received many waves of love and Fatah and a beautiful blanket among other presents and blessings.  Many healthy and happy years, dearest Nur Azad!

Thank you all for coming to Baraka on this special day!  Alhamdulillah!


February 2, 2020

Dear Ones,

Every year on February 5th we celebrate the Urs or passing of Pir o Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan.  This year the Baraka Center will hold the Celebration of that event at the regular class time on Tuesday, February 4th.
We will incorporate this celebration into our current class topic of “Ten Sufi Thoughts”

Inayat Khan is the founder of the Inayati Order and a constant source of guidance, inspiration and acceptance to all of us.  His name Inayat is translated as “loving kindness” and his teaching and his presence have embodied that truth.  This baraka or blessing has been passed on to all of us much as the nimbus of the sun envelopes all the planets.  We come together to honor him with gratitude and thanks but also to acknowledge that Great Being that emerges in him and through all of us, that Unknowable Source of all that is and that is the fulfillment of Love, Harmony and Beauty.

Come this Tuesday and bring some token of your remembrance of your relationship with him.  Bring a poem of Murshid’s, a favorite line, a song, a flower, what ever moves your heart.  If you are new to this path and have yet to discover this teaching and belonging, bring yourself.  It is more than enough.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday night.
Much love, Nur Azad, Zarifah, Raqib and Rafia

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