Sufi Chanting (Dhikr)


The purpose of Sufi Chanting (Dhikr – which means the Remembrance of God) is to purify your heart and soul. It’s also said that Dhikr softens the heart.

The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Everything has a polish, and the polish of our hearts is Dhikr of God”.

Sufi Chanting is based on the use of divine words and phrases, that were conveyed to the Prophet Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel or at times directly by God. These words and phrases are repeated to form sound vibrations and rhythms that have the power to heal and elevate the soul. The chanting provides a focus to your mind, whilst releasing the energy encased in the sound, that vibrates through your body. They have particular effect on the energy or subtle centres in your body.

Sufi Chanting is an effective way of stabilizing and freeing the mind, whilst enhancing awareness, concentration and intelligence. When the sound vibration merges with the thought vibration, there becomes a state of oneness, peace and rest.

God says to us in the Quran, “Verily in the Remembrance of God do hearts find rest.” (13:28)

The Prophet said, “If you pass by the groves of Paradise, be sure to graze in them,” and someone asked, “What are the groves of Paradise?” to which he replied, “The circles of Dhikr.”


“Whilst this jeweled lamp is not yet extinguished,
Trim its wick and supply it with oil immediately.
Do not say ‘Tomorrow’ for many tomorrows have already passed.”
~ Rumi



Melbourne Sufi Chanting (Dhikr)

We extend a warm welcome for you to join us at our Melbourne Sufi Chanting evenings, the first Thursday in each month.

The format includes a talk on Sufism and then the Sufi Chanting Ceremony (Dhikr) until 8.30pm (ladies, please bring a headscarf for the Ceremony). Refreshments and some friendly conversation continues till 9pm.

Admission is free. Sufi Spirit is a not for profit organization.

DATE Suspended until further notice due to the Covid-19 virus – refer to the ‘News’ section, ‘Suspension of Meetings’ for further details.
WHERE  St. George’s Church Centre.
296 Glenferrie Road, Malvern. 3144.