Jerrahi Order of California

About Us

The Jerrahi Order is a traditional Muslim Sufi Order. The originator of this Jerrahi line of the Halveti Order, is Pir Nureddin al-Jerrahi, may his soul be sanctified. The Jerrahi Order has branches throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.

The Jerrahi Branch of the Halveti dervishes is particular in that the representatives of all the major Sufi Orders, the Mevlevis, the Qadiris, the Rufais, the Naqshabandis and other dervish brotherhoods, gave them their blessings in the form of symbolic gifts. Some dedicated their ilahis, sacred hymns, consisting of poems by ancient Sufi masters set to music; others gave a particular element of their garb, such as a sash and the particular way the hidaria (vest) is trimmed with twelve stitches, while others still gave their ‘posts’, the sheepskin, representing submission as well as transmission of Divine influx since time immemorial, thus making the spirit of the Halveti-Jerrahi Order inclusive of as well as standard bearers of the spirit of all the major Sufi Orders in Islam.

Sufism has always been the very heart of Islam. Sufism is what brought about one of the most advanced civilizations, excelling in architecture, art, mathematics, science, poetry and philosophy. Sufism, along with other great mystical traditions has always played a pivotal role in the evolution of knowledge as it is understood by mankind. As Islam inculcates the spirit of Judaism and Christianity, the Halveti-Jerrahi encompass all its tenets and is thus universal in its aim and scope.

We are a cultural, educational and social relief organization, whose main goal is to help people become better human beings, through love, knowledge and service. We believe that a human being’s most important relationship is that with his or her Creator, Who has created every single thing, everything that exists. This relationship does not happen in isolation but in the world, through love and service to one another.

We welcome anybody who would like to learn more about us, to join us on any of our weekly events, which are always open to the public.

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