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Greetings beloveds,

We are holding the Baraka Center Class every first and third Tuesdays in 2020 from 7 pm to 8 pm, on Zoom. 

“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.

Please join us tonight via  Zoom as we explore the 10 Sufi Thoughts our template for becoming the people “we could be if we would be what we should be” (Pir Vilayat).  We will follow a similar format to our regular classes, ending with zhikr and Khatum.

Much love,

Rafia and Raqib
Nur Azad and Zarifah

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Topic: Baraka Center Class
Time: Sep 15, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Watch video of Pir Zia and guests talk at Astana on Sunday


March 17th, 2020

Class will be held on March 17th, 7:30 – 9:00pm at Baraka Center.  Topic of our discussion will be the Sufi Thought #9.  Looking forward to seeing you there!  Bring friends!

Here is Pir Zia’s commentary:

March 3rd, 2020

Class will be held on March 3rd, 7:30 – 9:00pm at Baraka Center.  Topic of our discussion will be the Sufi Thought #8.  Looking forward to seeing you there!  Bring friends!

Here is Pir Zia’s commentary:

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