Starts: 11 am on Friday, 16th September
Finishes: 8 pm on Sunday, 18th September
The Inseparable Friend - The Sufi Path To The Divine
Given the global economic situation, with many people facing financial difficulties, the organisers have tried their best to keep the fees as low as possible by subsidising the costs for this year. In previous years we have charged around £200 to meet the associated costs of having a large Suhba at a hotel. This year’s Suhba will be a much simpler affair and thus the fees are as follows:
- Adult (12 and over): £50
- Child (3 to 11) : £25
- Toddlers and Babies (2 years and below): Free
Lesson Times (Tentative)
Friday 11am–1pm (Lesson 1: Sheikh Nuh)
Friday 6–8pm (Lesson 2: Sheikh Nuh)
Saturday 11am–1pm (Lesson 3: Sheikh Nuh)
Saturday 6–8pm (Lesson 4: Sheikh Nuh)
Sunday 11am–1pm (Lesson 5: Sheikh Nuh)
Sunday 6–8pm (Lesson 6: Sheikh Nuh)
All attendees are responsible for organising their own accommodation. There are several hotels close to the zawiya, some within walking distance and others only a 5–10-minute drive away. A simple online search for hotels near the postcode “B28 0EG” will show what is available. Below are links to some of the hotels close to the zawiya:
Children aged 11 and below will NOT be allowed in the marquee during the lessons.
The Suhbas are for murids to benefit from the teachings and company of the Sheikh and not a family holiday. The organisers are not responsible for providing activities for children. During the lessons, parents can look after their children inside the zawiya building (which will have a sound feed) or take them to the nearby Shire Country Park with its famous Sarehole Mill and other delightful sites. The park is within walking distance from the zawiya. There is also a play area, with slides and swings, on Marion Way, less than 5 minutes from the zawiya.
Alternatively, parents can look after their children in their hotel rooms while listening to the lessons via a broadcast link that they can access on their electronic device.
Facilities at and around the Zawiya
The lessons will be held in a marquee, which will be set up in the zawiya car park. It will be heated, carpeted, and made as comfortable as possible. It will accommodate up to 650 people.
The washrooms (4 cubicles and 4 wudu stations) in the zawiya building will be for the exclusive use of the ladies.
Portable toilets and wudu facilities will be available for men.
The local Masjid Eesa Ibn Maryam, on 14 Etwall Road, B28 0LE, is within walking distance from the zawiya. It has facilities for both men and women. We will be providing a regular shuttle service to the masjid for those wishing to use its washrooms and wudu facilities. Given the proximity of the hotels and the timing of the lessons, it is envisaged (and highly encouraged) that people will freshen up and make wudu at their respective accommodation.
There will be no parking available at the zawiya. People may wish to park on the side streets (taking care to avoid grass verges and driveways) but are encouraged to walk or take a taxi (Uber or other providers) from their hotels. Parking is also available at Yardely Wood Train Station Car Park, which is about a 10-minute walk from the zawiya.
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Cancellations and refunds
Cancellations up to 28 days prior to the start of the Suhba will be issued a full refund. Any cancellations thereafter will be issued a 50% refund.
Other important terms and conditions
The entity organising this Suhba, selling its tickets and receiving payments (through its PayPal gateway) is The Birmingham Shadhiliya Trust (charity number: 1134933). All refunds and cancellations will be issued by The Birmingham Shadhiliya Trust also.
UK Suhba 2022
September 16, 2022 - September 18, 2022
11:00 am - 8:00 pm