About Us

The Centre for Spirituality & Cultural Advancement

Who We Are

The CSCA is an educational and community cohesion based charity. The CSCA promotes a holistic approach to spirituality which embraces all faiths as different paths on the road to spiritual awareness. A key ingredient of this is to establish interfaith links to build a shared respect and mutual understanding between diverse faith groups.

The Sufi tradition believes in the holistic approach to the human experience where mind, body and soul should be balanced in order to achieve societal harmony and moral excellence. By contemplating and embracing such spirituality and the moral and ethical code which underpins it, practitioners themselves benefit, as well as those they interact with and society at large.

Our Way consists in keeping awareness of the presence of God, on the way to self-effacement and complete experience of the Divine Presence. It is the way of complete reflection of the highest degrees of perfected character and it is the way of sanctifying the self by means of struggle against the lower traits of our baser natures.

Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani is the spiritual guide of the Centre for Spirituality and Cultural Advancement. His global work is to spread the Sufi teachings of the brotherhood of mankind and the Unity of belief in God that is present in all religions and spiritual paths. His efforts are directed at bringing the diverse spectrum of religions and spiritual paths into harmony and concord, in recognition of mankind’s responsibility as caretaker of this fragile planet and of one another.

CSCA was established by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani and was launched in the UK on 4th February 2010 in the presence of His Royal Highness, Prince Charles; The Prince of Wales.

Mission
  • To promote the ideals of the Sufi tradition, which stresses the importance of spirituality in a person’s life.
  • To disseminate classical, scholarly, Sufi teachings on global issues and to work proactively to present Islam as a religion of social cohesion, peace and interfaith harmony.
  • To organise conferences, seminars, publications, media relations and community outreach efforts.
Aims & Objectives

To enable individuals and communities to achieve societal harmony and moral excellence, by:

  • providing an environment in which people can embrace their spirituality and develop a strong moral and ethical code founded on the principles of respect for the “other”, engaging in civic activities in service of humanity, and generally improving their own character to benefit themselves as well as those they interact with and the public at large.
  • providing practical solutions on a broad range of social issues that serve all members of the pluralist society we live in.
  • educating Muslims and non Muslims as appropriate on classical Islamic theology and practice as distinct from current radicalised interpretations that have gained exposure.
  • enabling people to benefit from the pursuit of self discipline and moral excellence so that they can manage life challenges (such as, for example: racism, boredom, lack of belonging, personal/relationship breakdowns, disillusionment with media and political narratives on their culture/faith) in such a way that they take productive steps forward rather than let such challenges make them vulnerable to a life of crime.
  • disseminating classical, scholarly, Islamic teachings on global issues and working proactively to present Islam as a religion of social cohesion, peace and interfaith harmony.

"There is a force within that gives you life - Seek that. In your body there lies a priceless jewel - Seek that. Oh, wandering Sufi, if you are in search of the greatest treasure, don’t look outside - Look within and seek that." - Rumi