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Cape Town Ansari Sustainable Living Organisation Trust
Cape Town Ansari Sustainable Living Organisation Trust (CT ASLO T) is a public-benefit organization (PBO) as well as the service wing of the internationally based Ansari Qadiri Rifai Tariqa (AQRT) Sufi Order, with Shaykh Taner & Shaykha Muzeyyen Ansari at its helm. CT ASLO T is served by murids of Shaykh Taner Ansari on a volunteer basis.
Weekly zikr circles are open to all in the community. We also hold a special month's-end sohbet and zikr.
Sohbets and Qur'an study classes are offered via the internet by Shaykh Taner & Shaykha Muzeyyen Ansari. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for login and other information.
We offer a range of spiritual books by Shaykh Taner Ansari at the Centre.
Workshops and Healing Sessions
The centre regularly offers a range of educational workshops with skilled professionals on subjects such as personal development, skills development, and organic gardening, all with a focus on empowering our community.
The centre also offers workshops and sessions with various healing modalities, such as Rife Healing Therapy, Massage Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy.
Since 2011 CT Ansari Sustainable Living Organisation Trust serves the community on the premise that the mandate of sustainable living must embrace the often-neglected groups in our society such as orphans, at-risk youth and the elderly. To that end, CT ASLO T has sponsored community events to bring the spirit of love and togetherness to these needy people.
Youth initiative projects include Breyani (2011), Boogie Wonderland (2012), The Maher Zain Concert (2014) and The Change will Come Tour (2015). Beneficiaries of such events include the orphanages Vision Care, St Georges Home for Girls, Al Nur Orphanage, SOS Children’s Village and Assorbereen.
The Centre is dedicated to honoring our elderly citizens, especially those who live apart from society at large in institutions, and may therefore feel invisible to others. In 2015, AQRT collaborated with Bharooch Events Styling and Management and Ottery Youth Care, to produce a programme of celebration and remembrance honouring the contribution these institutionalised elders have made to society. This outreach initiative, called "The Journey: Small Steps in One-ness,” brought our youth and elderly together in activities such as zikr, music and poetry, with food and treats provided. It was hosted at Beitul Aman Home for the Agedin Wynberg, Cape Town, in honour of Human Rights Day.