Night tour for the Die-Hards! Not for the regular tourist!
The night tour is for people with a certain mindset and have flexibility should the conditions at the order change for our visit.
This is not a show designed for tourists, we visit an actual and ancient Islamic order where they perform their spirituality. We are only welcome as visitors who have a deep interest and hopefully understanding of spirituality in Islam.
We visit the order of Jerrahi at night. Jerrahis are a traditional Muslim Sufi order.
Their ritual is completely different and it’s called a zikr. It includes live music so it’s also a door to understand Islamic culture. The head convention in Karagumruk, is very traditional and the zikr runs every Monday.
Our night tour runs :
-Meet at Suleymaniye and visit the Mosque before evening prayer. It’s a truly mystic atmosphere.
-Dinner at a very traditional Turkish Restaurant, vegetarians are well catered.
-Talk about Islam, orders and spirituality until the night prayer
-Walk or taxi to Karagumruk and watch the Jerrahi zikr for about 1,5 hours in their own territority.
There are lots of restrictions as this is not a touristic occasion, it’s very real, and we promise it is the most interesting event you’ll ever see in a Muslim country.