Hijri 1366-Present (AH); Common Era 1947-Present (CE)
Shaykha Fariha al Jerrahi is the guide for the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order. She conducts spiritual and educational meetings for her dervishes in 16 circles around the world. Shaykha Fariha was born in Houston, Texas and currently resides in New York City. At age 29, she met Sufi Master Shaykh Muzaffer Ozak of Istanbul. At the Master’s passing, she became the disciple of Muzaffer’s disciple, Shaykh Nur al-Jerrahi, who envisioned a “radical and illumined path of the heart,” which he called Universal Islam. When Shaykh Nur passed in 1995, Fariha took on the role of guiding the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order. Fariha holds open prayer circles at the Masjid al-Farah in New York City, as well as at various circles throughout the U.S. and Mexico.