Whirling Dervish, Ramadan, Islamic Spirituality


Peace Islands Institute Boston

Whirling Dervish, Ramadan, Islamic Spirituality

“Whirling Dervish and Ramadan” hosted by the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in collaboration with the Peace Islands Institute Boston.

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Dates and Times

.: Saturday, March 23, 5:35PM – 6:35PM.

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Event Highlights

6:10pm Opening Remarks

  • Emcee 1) welcomes the audience 2) gives brief notes on what the event is about (Ramadan and breaking fast) 3) Who are the organizers 4) Importance of Ramadan for Muslims and mentions not all Muslims are fortunate to practice fasting freely (mentions Uygurs and Burma Muslims are not allowed to fast) 5) Gives a brief overview of the schedule including time for Adhan, and speeches and performances

6:15-6:25: Video Presentation on Ramadan

6:25 – 6:35: Highlights on The Islamic Spirituality 

  • Guest Speaker A present Mawlana brief bio and his Sufi personality and read a poem from Mawlana (both Persian & English). Briefly describes Samah and whirling dervishes

6.40-6.50pm: Whirling Dervish Performance

6.50-7pm: Iftar time. The Emcee invites the muezzin to call for Adhan

7:00 pm Muslims break fast with dates and pray Magreb prayer

7:10 PM Dinner starts. Menu:  Uyghur Plov,  Dried Noodle (Vegetarian), Lentil Soup (Vegan). Sponsors: Silk Road Restaurant and Ayshegul Sister

7:35 PM – The emcee Invites Nicholas to deliver his brief speech on spiritual growth, fasting and Ramadan

  • Guest Speaker B gives a brief speech on importance of spirituality. significance of Ramadan and fasting for spiritual growth, andl reads a poem from African Sufi tradition on fasting.

7:50 The emcee invites guests for brief reflections for ramadan event and/or fasting (preferably invites non-muslim guests)

8 PM The emcee closes the event.

The event celebrates the universal message of love and peace inherent in Islam. We will also explore the significance of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, where Muslims in good health fast from dawn to dark and break their fast by sunset.

Open to All: The event is open to the public of all ages, embracing diversity regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability. We invite everyone to join us in creating an inclusive and supportive environment. Save the date, March 17, for an evening filled with Sufi music, cultural richness, and delightful Turkish cuisine. Your presence will contribute to the spirit of unity and understanding. Kindly RSVP by March 12 to secure your place at this enriching event. We look forward to your presence and collaboration in making this evening a celebration of diversity and unity.

Kindly note that RSVP is mandatory for this event, and the link to RSVP is attached below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAKWxxIi9WTLnxjnlBbWBeXqiKUc2Bn5_uQ2oCtIcE8qb7mg/viewform?usp=sf_link



Whirling Dervish, Ramadan, Islamic Spirituality

.: Saturday, March 23, 5:35PM – 6:35PM.

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