Understanding the Purpose and Pattern of Life

About Umm Sahl

Besa Mazhar Krazniqi

Born and raised in New Zealand and of Albanian descent, Umm Sahl left with her family to live in Turkey in 1982, where she met her first sheikh in tasawwuf, Ihsan Effendi of Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, whose student she remained until his death in 1991. In 1983 she travelled to Egypt to study Arabic, where she lived for three years. In 1986 she married her husband, Sheikh Nuh Keller, and moved to Amman, Jordan.

She studied hadith terminology and Hanafi fiqh with Sheikh Shu‘ayb Arna’ut; ‘aqida and Hanafi fiqh with Sheikh Ahmad al-Jammal; tajwid with Sheikh Ibrahim Rumana; and over the last decade, she has been studying Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir), Arabic grammar, rhetoric (balagha), and Islamic inheritance with Sheikh ‘Ali Hani—one of the world’s leading scholars on tafsir and the sciences of the Arabic language.

In 1992 she joined the Shadhili tariqa of Sheikh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri, and was his student until his death in 2004. At present, she studies and teaches, and helps her husband, Sheikh Nuh Keller, in his translation projects and the running of the Zawiya of Abul Hasan al-Shadhili in Amman.


Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th January 2019

10:00am to 5:30pm

Al Madina Mosque, Barking, IG11 8PY

The schedule for both days is as follows:

Registration – from 9:30am
10:00am to 11:20pm: First session
11:20am to 11:40pm: Break
11:40am to 12:30pm: Second session
12:30pm to 1:30pm: Dhuhr and lunch
1:30pm to 2:40pm: Third session
2:40pm to 3:00pm: Asr
3:00pm to 4:10pm: Fourth session
4:10pm to 4:30pm: Maghrib
4:30pm to 5:30pm: Fifth session

Separate seating for men and ladies

For more information call: 07971703444 or 07956009827

Please bring a copy of your PayPal receipt to present at reception on the day