Shadhiliyya Sufi Communities


Welcome to the Shadhiliyya Sufi Communities Website!

We are delighted that you’ve found our website and our deep prayer is that you may find something in these pages that will open your heart to Divine Love and bring you closer to God (Allah). We hope to share the deep beauty of what we’ve received on an amazing spiritual journey.

As salaamu alaykum (peace be upon you).


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The Mother Center in Pope Valley CA is currently not open to visitors until pandemic restrictions are lifted.

Our beloved guide, Sidi al-Jamal ar-Rifa'i ash-Shadhdhili passed away from this earth Wednesday, November 11, 2015, raa.


We warmly welcome newcomers to any of our events.  Most of our local communities offer teachings and spiritual practices designed to purify our hearts so that we can be better vessels of love and service to our brothers and sisters everywhere.  Also, we are very blessed to have our Guide visit us annually.  We gather in larger communities or “Sufi Schools” to experience his presence directly, receive his teachings, and share loving fellowship.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.  We’re eager to hear from you. 707-965-0700.

About Us

We are a community of students of Sidi Shaykh Muhammad al-Jamal ar-Rifa’i ash-Shadhuli of Jerusalem. Sidi is an extraordinary spiritual Guide who has opened our hearts to Divine Love and dramatically transformed our lives. We are dedicated to embodying and sharing Sidi’s message of peace, love, mercy, justice, freedom, and beauty.  The Sufi way is a path of unity that draws us from all walks of life and every ethnic group. While largely based in North America, we are linked to communities in South America, the Philippines, Japan and Europe.

Upcoming Events

Ramadan is Coming!

The 1st Night of Rajab: We anticipate the first night of Rajab will be on Friday, February 12, 2021. This night is very special because it is one of five nights during the year during which Allah accepts all of our personal prayers. He does not turn any of them away on this holy night. Insha'allah, one of the Murshids or teachers will host a khalwa on this night via zoom in order to give all of us a holy space for prayer and supplication. 

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The 27th Day of Rajab: Al-Isra' wal Miraj, the Night Journey of the Prophet, sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam is commemorated each year by Muslims around the world. On the night of March 10, 2021, all are encouraged to spend time contemplating the miraculous events of the Night Journey. We will, insha'allah, host a khalwa via zoom that evening. More information will be available as plans are solidified. 

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Mid-Shaban: This night at the middle of Shaban (March 27, 2021) is a night on which the destinies of all people are decided for the upcoming year. It's also a night Allah forgives us for our sins. We usually have a khalwa to give all of us the chance to ask for forgiveness all night long. 

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Month of Ramadan: We anticipate Ramadan will begin on the night of April 12th, after sunset. Ramadan is a month of intense spiritual practice, fasting from sunrise to sunset, and insha'allah, increased nearness to Allah. We offer many tele-conference calls and zoom conferences during the month. A full schedule will be posted when plans are solidified. 

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Jewels from This Path

"Allah says: 'Be My reflection in everything that you do.  I have given you Myself and you can see Me in every human being.  Give anyone love and mercy, if that is what he wants; and know you are giving it to Me.'"  From Music of the Soul p. 32

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Help us to serve and give the message of Peace, Love, Mercy, Justice, and Freedom!

Or mail a check to SSC Accounting Dept., PO Box 81572, Athens, GA 30608

May Allah bless your generously!

SSC is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.