About Us

The Shadhiliyya Sufi Center , also known as the “Mother Center,” is the headquarters and main retreat facility of the Shadhiliyya Sufi Communities,  a network of Sufi communities of students in the United States and abroad (known in Arabic as murids) of the shadhiliyya order led by Shaykh Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal.

Besides United States, we have our international Sufi communities in Canada, Mexico, South America, the Philippines, and Japan as well.

The Shadhiliyya Sufi Center regularly offers educational programs that are open to all. Programs are a great reason to visit the Center, meet the community and spend time in the peaceful grounds of historic Walter Springs (where we are located) and the surrounding area.

One of our East Coast facilities, known as the The Farm of Peace/Sufi Center East, located in Pennsylvania, also offers retreats and Sufi programs to its regional community..


Welcome to the Shadhiliyya Sufi Center

“The name of this land is “The Land of Peace and Love.” Why this name? This name is for the beloveds who come to live here, to hold peace and love. This means the one who carries the real love and peace. Allah shows me that everyone who comes here comes because he is very thirsty for peace and love. Not only for himself, but he wants to carry the peace and love for all the people everywhere in this world. These, my beloved children, are the seeds of this tree.” Sidi al Jamal The Religion of Unity, p.295

Our retreat facilities are free from worldly distractions, resting on 118 acres of open land with inspiring views full of natural beauty and majesty. Wildlife abounds, birds sing praises and our community calls the prayers for Allah. The Center is surrounded by springs, trees, meadows and mountains that exude an uplifting spiritual presence.

This creates a unique environment for prayer, retreat into zawiyyah through remembrance, studying Qur’an, contemplating Sidi’s writings and sufi practices. This unique facility hosts healing intensives, personal retreats and other programs for those attracted to the teachings of Sufism and Sidi Muhammad al Jamal.