This spiritual science is the inner jewel of Islam: and as its inner secrets are gradually absorbed, the pupil is drawn more and more to God.

- Shaykh Abdullah

Shaykh Abdullah Sirr-Dan al-Jamal (QS)

Shaykh Abdullah Sirr-Dan al-Jamal was a remarkable and much revered teacher of the Sufi Path who emigrated to Australia from the United Kingdom. The Shaykh regularly held talks and evenings of association for many years whilst in London.

The Shaykh had a remarkable life story, including no less being a spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain. He was uncompromising in his attempts to transmit a traditional and undiluted form of Sufism yet at the same time an approach tailored to the Western seeker.

Shaykh Abdullah had a very close association with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (QS) and was well known to Mawlana Shaykh Hisham. He was an intimate friend of many other Masters of the Sufi Path, including Shaykh Muzzaffer Ozak (QS) the former Grandshaykh of the Halveti Jerrahi Tariqat.


The seven heavens and hells cannot hold the one who is self-controlled.

- Shaykh Abdullah