Canadian Institute of Sufi Studies


For the safety of high risk individuals, please stay home if you are unwell

Important Health & Safety Notice

If you are unwell, we ask that you kindly do not attend our events in person

Whether you test positive for COVID or not, please stay home If you are showing any symptoms of illness. If you are isolating because you are a close contact of someone who tested positive, please also do not attend our events in person.

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Masking Recommended

If you are joining us in person, we recommend masking indoors and during the zikr, given the proximity to others, and breath work during our zikr remembrance practice.

Thank you for helping keep our community healthy and safe

special event

You are invited

Join Sheikh Murat Coskun & the dervishes of the Rifai Sufi Order to commemorate Shab e Arous – the wedding night of Mevlana Rumi – the day his soul returned to his Beloved. This is a day of celebration with sacred music and remembrance, not mourning.

The night will include sacred music, poetry recitation in Farsi & English, sama (whirling), zikr, sohbet (spiritual talk) and community meal.

Saturday, 16 December 2023   —   6:30 pm

We look forward to seeing you at another event

Dergah Night Gatherings

First & Third Saturday of Every Month

7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Downtown Toronto

RSVP is mandatory using the sign-up sheet we send out via email

If you have not received the sign-up sheet of if it is your first time attending, please e-mail us at

Cost: Free to all.  Donations are welcome to offset the cost of renting the space.

Tea and coffee is served and there is a light potluck at the end of the night. 

Chairs are available, however if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring your own cushion.