About Us

 

Castle of Imaan is the name that Maulana Shaykh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani gave for the ‘new’ Sheikh Nazim Sufi Centre website in February 2018. This website is intended to become a focal point for all things relating to the Sheikh Nazim Sufi Centre in London,UK. Whilst sharing and relaying information across a virtual space is essential the importance of physical i.e. in person association ought not to be diminished.

 

CastleOfImaan.com

It is with this in mind that an equally essential goal of CastleofImaan.com is to create a physical ‘community’ that benefits from the dergah i.e. Sheikh Nazim Sufi Centre, that benefits all across London, the South/North of England and indeed Europe and the entire world.

The Sheikh Nazim Sufi Centre is the European headquarters for Maulana Shaykh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani (the blessed inheritor of Maulana Shaykh Nazim (QS)). It is a place for worship, meditation, education and sohbah. There are weekly zikr gatherings where everyone is welcome.

Shaykh Nazim (QS) said that Grandsheikh Abdullah al-Faiz ad-Dagestani (QS) said, ”if an awliya stays more than 40 days in one place they leave a spiritual body, always making zikr and seeing who is coming and going“.

 

The Sheikh Nazim Sufi Centre

The Sheikh Nazim Sufi Centre is situated in the old St Mary’s Priory. It was a Roman Catholic convent established in 1871 (the building was extended with an eastern wing in 1906).  Shaykh Nazim (QS) lived next door in their house in the late 1980’s until St.Ann’s Priory was bought and refurbished into the Dergah approx 1990-1991.

The Sufi Centre is now home to Shaykh Muhammad when they are visiting and touring in the UK.

 

The Premises

The premises are divided as follows;

  • The Priory: is home to the mosque, a canteen, classrooms, admin offices and community halls. There is a primary school located on the first floor
  • Accommodation: A residential block comprising of 8 separate flats
  • Private residence: Accommodation for the current Managing Director Hajji Osman Cikikcioglu, who lives at the premises. Hajji Osman runs the Sheikh Nazim Sufi Centre and has done since 1997
  • Gardens: 2 acres of land currently used for all visitors
  • Farm: The Centre is home to a small chicken and bird farm and a carpentry workshop

 

Charitable Trust

The Sheikh Nazim Sufi Centre is a registered charity N0: 1041754. It is known as The Sheikh Nazim Sufi Trust

 

If you would like to know more about the activities at the Sheikh Nazim Sufi Centre or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us?