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What Does it Mean to Be a Sufi?
With Dr. Rosina Fawzia al-Rawi

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

What Does it Mean to be a Sufi?

With Dr. Rosina Fawzia al-Rawi

Fawzia will spend the first half teaching and the 2nd half taking your questions. This class is open to all. Please register by either clicking ‘reply’ to this email or email:pataylward@earthlink.net. A suggested donation for the teacher of $50-75 is asked. If you cannot afford that please make a heart donation as you are guided. Once registered the Zoom link with instructions will be emailed to you.

This teaching is online via Zoom. You can join by laptop, desktop, ipad or smartphone. Register by contacting: pataylward@earthlink.net.

Make a donation with the Donate page.  A confirmation email will be sent to you with the log-in information to participate.  The class will be recorded and sent to all registrants. If you can’t make it live please register to receive the recording.

Cost: A suggested donation for the teacher of $50-75 is requested

9:00am – 12:30pm Pacific
11:00am – 2:30pm Central
12:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern

Where: Sufi Center MN or via Zoom online
8120 Penn Ave South, Suite 455
Bloomington, MN 55431

Dr. Rosina Fawzia al-Rawi

Dr. Rosina Fawzia al-Rawi

Dr Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi Al-Rifai is the daughter-in-law of Sidi Shaykh Mohammad al-Jamal. She was born in Baghdad and spent her childhood in Iraq and Lebanon. Her grandmother initiated her into the culture and traditions of the Middle East where belly-dancing played a major part as an expression of the world of the feminine.

Fawzia holds a PhD in Islamic studies. She completed her Arabic, Islamic and ethnological studies at the Universities of Vienna and Cairo. She then spent 12 years in Jerusalem where she brought up her children and worked at the Institute for the Promotion of Palestinian Agriculture and at the University of Jerusalem, while deepening both her theoretical and practical knowledge of Sufism under the guidance of Sidi Shaykh Muhammad Al-Rifai. She has been living in Vienna with her husband and their three children since 2001.

She has been teaching Sufism for over 20 years. She holds workshops in various countries and works particularly with women. Her teaching draws on a wealth of experience from a bicultural environment which uniquely enables her to build a bridge of understanding between different cultures, open a space where these can meet and thus contribute to peace.

She has published several books in Arabic, German, English and French. Her books published in English include: ‘Divine Names,’ ‘Midnight Tales: A Woman’s Journey Through the Middle East,’ and ‘Grandmothers Secrets.’

Fawzia Al-Rawi’s workshops, classes and training courses are based on knowledge drawn from psychology, spirituality, cultural anthropology and medicine. They are underpinned in particular by a body of knowledge known as Sufism which has been collected and passed down over centuries, especially in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.


March 24
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sufi Center MN
8120 Penn Ave. South, Suite 455
Bloomington, MN 55431 United States
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