The Naqshbandi Centre of Vancouver conducts weekly gatherings for the benefit of all those who are interested in Classical Islam( Islamic spirituality). Our aim is to promote a cross-cultural spiritual experience, to help people to grow and learn through healing, and to increase awareness about the spiritual and universal aspect of Tasawwuf (Tazkiyat an Nafs). We hope to spread the Classical Islamic teachings of the brotherhood of mankind and the Unity of belief in God that is present in all religions and spiritual paths. Its efforts are directed at bringing the diverse spectrum of religions and spiritual paths into harmony and concord, in recognition of mankind’s responsibility as caretaker of this fragile planet and of one another.
We are under the guidance of our Teacher and Scholar, Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, who is the representative of the World leader of the Naqshbandi-Haqqani Tariqa, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Haqqani. GrandShaykh is a descendant of Sayyid ’Abdul Qadir Gilani, the founder of the Qadiri Tariqa and on his mother’s side, his ancestry comes from Jalaluddin Rumi, the founder of the Mawlawi Tariqa. Shaykh Nazim carries the Ijaza of seven Tariqas: Naqshbandi, Chishti, Qadiri, Mawlawi, Rifa’i, Shadhili and Badawi, through a chain of authorization from his Shaykh, Shaykh ’Abdullah ad-Daghistani, through the chain of 39 Grand Shaykhs linking him to the Prophet Muhammad(pbuh).
The Naqshbandi Centre of Vancouver is an organization specializes in the Classical Islamic Teachings of Tasawwuf. A School that deal with the different aspects of the Nafs. Also, specializing in the Spiritual Realities as taught by Scholars, such as Ibn Arabi, Imam Ghazali, Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani and etc. Our goal is to promote the Spirituality that is within Islam and the importance of praising the Prophetic Light.