"By fasting, our mouths get closed
and our inner spiritual eyes widely opened.
The shining Light of God
that our eyes are seeking is also with us.

The Fasting month of Ramadan has come
for the purposes of purification of our heart,
but the Righteous Owner of our heart is also with us."

{excerpt from Ghazal 370 of Mawlana Rumi}

As salaamulaikum friends.

A week of Ramadan has already departed! In the hustle of worldly responsibilities, breaking fasts all over town, rushing to night prayers, and battling the alarm clock at 3:45 - we often forget to take some time alone with our Creator. The fast should be helping us attain God Consciousness, so let us take time on Thursday evening to reflect and remember Him.

After poetry, invocation, and meditation we shall break fast together potluck style. Please bring something to share, and since the first week has gone by many folks might have a bunch of food in the fridge that will inevitably be trashed - DON'T DO IT. Bring it tonight, leftovers are fine and encouraged.

If you will miss the dhikr because of rushing to make/buy food for iftar, then forget about the food and come for dhikr instead. God-willing, there is always enough.

See you Thursday!


Meraj and Suphia
Weekly gathering for remembrance, meditation, dhikr and chanting will meet at our place Thursday night, at 7:30pm. Come join, participate, energize your soul, and clear your mind of the hustle of daily life.

We will begin with some Qur'an recitation, repetition of certain
adhkar and Divine names, salawat and poetry in praise of our Beloved Prophet (sallahualayhiwasallam), and dua for us, our community, and humanity. Bring yourself, bring a friend, but please don't forget your positive vibes :)


1210 N Highland St, Apt 315
Arlington, VA 22201

Coming from metro: Exit Clarendon (Orange line) Exit from to escalator and go left on to Highland St. Cross Wilson Ave. Continue walking up Highland, The building is located on the left side of the Church at Clarendon but the entrance is on Hartford St. (left side of the church). Our names and apartment number (315) are now in the call box, so you can buzz us to get in, but we still need to come down to let you use the elevator. (unless of course you inconspicuously follow someone and ask them to push "3" for you).

Parking: Street parking behind the building and on Highland or
Hartford streets. Free after 630. There is also a parking structure on Highland that is $4 after 6pm. The block right behind the building has no time restriction, but sometimes it can be hard to find a spot.

We will begin around 7:30pm and finish by 930pm.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon iA!


أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ

( Indeed, only with the remembrance of Allah do hearts find lasting peace)

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Why dhikr, and why in a group?

"Remember me, I shall remember you." (2:152)
"O you who believe! Celebrate the praises of Allah, and do so often; and glorify Him morning and evening." (33:41-42)

Hadith: Ibn `Umar reported that the Prophet said: "When you pass by the gardens of Paradise, avail yourselves of them." The Companions asked: "What are the gardens of Paradise, O Messenger of Allah?" He replied: "The circles of dhikr. There are roaming angels of Allah who go about looking for the circles of dhikr, and when they find them they surround them closely." Tirmidhi External Event Url
1210 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201-5018, United States
1210 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA