Event: Permaculture & Sufism: A Return to the Natural Patterning


“The speech of water, the speech of earth, and the speech of mud
Are apprehended by the sense of them that have hearts”
Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi: Mathnawi 1.3279



This course is now FULLY BOOKED! If you complete the booking form you will be placed on the reserve list – if a space then becomes available we will let you know. (17/9/2014)

There is 1 place left! We will try to update this page when there are no more places, but there may be a slight delay. If you wish to book, please complete the booking form as normal, and you will be offered a place if still available. If there are no more places, we will let you know and we can put you on the reserve list. Alternatively, contact us to check latest availability.  (15/9/2014)


Sufism-Perm2-green-_intro_flyer_The Mill-LowRes2A 1-Day Course in London.

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Date: Sat 20th Sept 2014
Venue:  The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, London, E17 7HA.
Times: 10am-6pm

A short course exploring the ethics and practical tools of Permaculture, the coherence of Islamic Sufism, and the relationship between the two.

This event is a collaboration between Wisdom In Nature and the Inclusive Mosque Initiative with support from Rumi’s Cave.

Relevant to Muslims, those on a Sufi path, and anyone interested in Islamic Sufism in the context of a contemporary, applied ecology.

Permaculture is a practical system for sustainable living, based on observing principles and patterns in nature. By maximising relationships in living systems, permaculture has empowered people worldwide to develop dynamic, resilient projects that work with nature, rather than against it. Whether the home and garden,  mosque/congregation space, or one’s own life and career, permaculture can be applied to each situation.

At the same time, Sufism, a spiritual tradition that locates humankind within the wider ecology, has relationship at its heart.

We intend that by the end of this course you will:

green-tick Have an understanding of basic permaculture tools & principles, as well as permaculture ethics.

green-tick Understand how permaculture can be used to design holistic, resilient land-based & community projects.

green-tick  Have experience of being a ‘Witness to Nature’ and recognise its importance in an applied spirituality.

green-tick Discover ecologically sound ways to apply spiritual values to contemporary challenges.

green-tick  Be enriched and inspired by fellow travellers at the exciting intersection between Permaculture and Sufism.

The course content will include:

– What is permaculture? Introduction to permaculture ethics and principles
– Gentle zhikr (Sufi chanting/Remembrance) – optional
– Salat (Islamic body-prayer) – optional
– Nature observation  – Being a ‘Witness to Nature’
– Social Permaculture
– Reflections through spiritual reading
– Next steps

Course Facilitators:
Dr Muzammal Hussain (Permaculture Designer & Group Facilitator)
Dr Shumaisa Khan (Permaculture & Sustainability Tutor)

Course Fees: £55

There is also an option to pay e.g. a £60 fee with the extra £5 going towards our Permaculture Outreach Initiative.

Dependant on sufficient funds from our Permaculture Outreach Initiative, there will also be a limited number of £45 concessionary rate places (for e.g. Full time students; On benefits, State pension etc.). If you fit this category, we can let you know the availability when you apply, or you can check beforehand.

Food: Teas will be available (for a donation); Bring snacks to share (if wished) as well as a packed lunch.

This is an introductory day that promises to be fun, educational and transformative.

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Bookings: CLICK HERE for booking form>>>

To support a rich learning space, we are limiting participant numbers to a small group size. If you know you want to participate on the course, we recommend you book as soon as possible in order to secure your place.

Our Partners for this Event

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is a group working towards creating safe spaces for spiritual engagement which are open to people of all faiths and none. They welcome people of all ethnicities, sects, genders and sexual orientations.