Founded in the 17th century by Hadrat Pir Muhammed Nureddin Al-Jerrahi (may his soul be sanctified), the Halveti-Jerrahi Order of Dervishes is an Islamic Sufi path of Love: Worship the Creator with Love and serve His Creation with Love.
Halveti-Jerrahi Order of Dervishes is a cultural, educational, and social relief organization with diverse professional, ethnic and national backgrounds.
Besides the material connection , established by the fact that Hadrat Pir Muhammed Nureddin Al-Jerrahi is a direct descendant of Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings upon him) both from his mother and father, the path he has founded is dedicated to the teachings and traditions through an unbroken chain of spiritual transmission that goes directly back to the Prophet Muhammed (p.b.u.h).
The head dergah (sufi convention) of the Halveti-Jerrahi Dervishes is in Istanbul. It has branches in most of the European Countries, Australia, South Africa, South America and North America including Chicago. Please see the website of New York Dergah for further information. The Branch of the Halveti Jerrahi Order of Dervishes in Chicago conduct mountly gatherings where the dervishes perform sufi remembrance ceremony (zikrullah), practise sufi music , serve dinner, pray together and listen to the discourse of Sheikh Ilhan Al-Jerrahi, the sufi guide.