|MAT ON WHICH GRANDSHEIKH
|LADIES HOSTEL PRAYER
You can fly into Cyprus either via Istanbul in Turkey or Larnaca in Cyprus:
Via Istanbul, Turkey
You would fly to Istanbul Airport (IST) then on to Ercan Airport (ECN) (which is on the Turkish side
of Cyprus) then take a taxi.
The only airline that can you can book all the way to Ercan Airport is on Turkish Airlines. If you fly on
any other airline you will need to book a flight from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Ercan Airport (ECN)
using one of the following airlines:
Atlas jet (cheapest about $100 Round-trip)
Cyprus Turkish Airlines
If you arrive at Ercan airport, you can take any taxi by telling them you want to go to Lefke to Visit
Shaykh Nazim. They all know how to get there even if they don't they will ask one of the other taxi
drivers and they will figure it out. The other option is to contact one of the Mureeds that perform taxi
service for Mureeds for a fee. Please see the list below.
Via Larnaca, Cyprus
You would fly to Larnaca Airport (LCA) then take a taxi (See below)
If you arrive at Larnaca airport, its best to use one of the mureeds who do the taxi service listed
below since the Greek Cypriot taxi services can only take you up to the border of Turkish Cyprus.
Taxi Services by Mureeds
The best is to SMS (text) them your flight arrival info and then call them to confirm whether or not
they are available. It's best also to confirm two days prior to your departure by calling them as well.
His phone numbers:
Turkish side: +905338321394
Greek side: +35796854661
His phone numbers:
Turkish side: +905338752842
Greek side: +35799398469
His phone number:
Turkish side: +905428746021
Abdul Hadi Shakir
He also operates a guest house
His phone numbers:
Turkish side: +905338777770
Greek side: +35799751039
WHERE YOU CAN STAY IN LEFKE, CYPRUS
Abdul Hadi Shakir's Guesthouse where he charges around 15 Euros per night. Phone no
The above Guesthouses are run with the permission of Moulana Sheikh Nazim and apart from
these there are also other Guesthouses where one can pay and stay.
Men can also stay at the Dergah, while the ladies can stay at the ladies Hostel and all the facilities
in these two places are to shared in common. The guests too help out with the cooking and the
hostel is also maintained in a clean condition. The rules and regulations at these places should
be strictly observed by those who stay here.
THE MAIN EVENTS IN LEFKE, CYPRUS
Every Thursday after Isha Prayers the Naqshabandi Khatm ul Khawajagan ( Zikr) is conducted at
Moulana Sheikh Nazim delivers a Lecture almost everyday in the evenings from his room and this
is sent live all over the world. This has temporarily been stopped at the scheduled time. Moulana
does however deliver some sohbeths when he wishes it.
Moulana Sheikh Nazim goes out in the evenings to visit his farms and during this time the visitors
can see him and kiss his hands.
Moulana Sheikh Nazim's daughter Hajja Rukkaiya conducts the Naqshabandi Khatm ul
Khawajagan ( Zikr) on every Monday at about 3.30 p m at the Ladies Hostel.
Prayers are conducted at the Dergah adjacent to Moulana Sheikh Nazims house. The ladies pray
upstairs and the gents pray downstairs, at the Dergah.
Every Friday Moulana Sheikh Nazim attends Jumma and thereafter there is a Hadra at the Dergah
and there is also a lecture by Moulana.
Everyday dinner is served at Moulana Sheikh Nazims House for everyone after Maghrib Prayers
FACILITIES IN LEFKE, CYPRUS
There are Supermarkets, Clothes Shops, Restaurants, Cafes, Coffee Shops, and Cyber Cafes
with Internet Facilities and all these are are within walking distance from Moulana's House.
There are many shops in which one could buy books and cds or dvds on Moulana Sheikh Nazim
and the Naqshabandi Tariqa. You can also buy tawiz, turbans and perfumes. .
PERMISSION TO VISIT LEFKE, CYPRUS
If you can somehow make it to Lefke, Cyprus, even with hardship, then it means there is
permission for you. If on the other hand, after all ones planning, the trip does not take place, then it
means that there is no permission to visit Moulana. If there is no permission to visit Moulana, the
sea, the land, the airports, the officials, the people, the trees, the animals and everything else too
will be an obstacle, and the visit won't materialize. If there is permission, then nothing ofcourse
can prevent it. Allah knows best.