Welcome to the website of the
Halveti-Jerrahi Order of Dervishes


A Traditional Muslim Sufi Order


"Come, come, whoever you are.
Unbeliever, fire worshiper, come.
Our way is not one of desperation.
Even if you break your vows a hundred times,
Come. Come again."

(Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi)

You can come and be our friend as long as you wish.
But if you wish to be one of us, then you have to be able to say:

"I am the servant of the Qur’an
While I am still alive.
I am the dust on the path of Muhammad,
the Chosen One."

(Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi)

"Those who swear allegiance to thee, do but swear allegiance to Allah. The hand of Allah is above their hands, so whoever violates his oath, he violates it only to his own injury. And whoever fulfills his covenant with Allah, Allah will grant him a great reward. (Qur’an 48:10)"

Sufism is the heart of Islam and that heart is full of love. A sufi is called a fakir--someone who owns nothing, not even himself. But in reality, he owns everything, and nothing and no one in this world owns him.

The way starts with knowledge. Under the protection of knowledge you grow to be a gentle, kind and beautiful being, as all were created to be. Then your Lord loves you, and you love Him. "And whoever loves his Lord, all and everything loves him."

"Come, sweep out the chamber of your heart,
make it ready to be the home of the Beloved.

Only when your self-love leaves it,
will the Beloved enter it.

In you, without you,
He will display His beauties for all to see."

(Mahmud Shabistari)

Allah says,

"Follow those who ask you for no payment or reward, they are the ones on the right course. (Qur’an 36:21)