Friday Reflections 24.06.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read part of the opening section of Imam Al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum Al-Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences), The Book of Knowledge, translated by Nabih Amin Faris (1988), pages 2-10, and discuss the importance of learning within Islam. Allah ﷻ inspire us to be among those who learn, increase…Read more Friday Reflections 24.06.2022

Sufi Meditation 20.06.2022

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet ﷺ said, “The believer is the believer's mirror, and the believer is the believer's brother who guards him against loss and protects him when he is absent.”(Abu Dawud, 4918) In this week's sohbet, I discuss the purification of the heart and how we are likened to mirrors and…Read more Sufi Meditation 20.06.2022

Polish Your Heart 💖

“Like a polished mirror can reflect Light, only a polished heart can reflect Love.” ~ Paul Salahuddin Armstrong

Friday Reflections 18.06.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet, “Making the Most of Each New Day” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 6” (2007), pages 82-84. May Allah ﷻ grant us that we make the most of the time and opportunities…Read more Friday Reflections 18.06.2022

Allah Likes Smiling People

“Allah likes smiling people,” says our Grandshaykh. “The highest degree for the human being is to smile at every event. It is one of the signs of Iman (faith) that may be seen in those who sit on the throne of the Awliya. It means that he is satisfied with the will of Allah Almighty,…Read more Allah Likes Smiling People

Sufi Meditation 13.06.2022

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 Anas ibn Malik reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If the Final Hour comes while you have a sapling in your hands and it is possible to plant it before the Hour comes, you should plant it.”(Al-Adab Al-Mufrad, Hadith 479) In this week's sohbet, I…Read more Sufi Meditation 13.06.2022

Friday Reflections 10.06.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the story of the Seven Sleepers of the Cave, from Surah Al-Kahf in the Holy Quran, which highlights an account of seven Awliya Allah (Saints) from early Christianity remembered and revered by both Christians and Muslims alike. May Allah ﷻ forgive us and grant us to…Read more Friday Reflections 10.06.2022

Sufi Meditation 06.06.2022

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “So pursue forgiveness from your Lord and a Garden as vast as the heavens and the earth is prepared for (or ‘awaits’) those who believed in God and His Messengers. That is the blessing of God which He gives to whom He wills. God is limitless in His blessings.”~ Holy Quran 57:21…Read more Sufi Meditation 06.06.2022

Friday Reflections 03.06.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Before we begin, my deepest and heartfelt condolences to my dear friend, Ridwan Kamil and his family on the passing of his son, Eril. May Allah grant Eril a place in the highest heaven, in the company of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the Awliya Allah, and grant Ridwan and…Read more Friday Reflections 03.06.2022

The Lightning

“And among His wonders is this: He displays before you the lightning, giving rise to [both] fear and hope, and sends down water from the skies, giving life thereby to the earth after it had been lifeless: in this, behold, there are messages indeed for people who use their reason!” ~ Holy Quran 30:24 (M.…Read more The Lightning