Friday Reflections 30.07.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani's advice on choosing a teacher of Islam, a shaykh or murshid, from the “Utterances of Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani” (Malfuzat), pages 46-51, translated by Muhtar Holland (1998). May Allah ﷻ grant us to be humble, and guide our hearts in the ways…Read more Friday Reflections 30.07.2021

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 29.07.2021

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 "Believers, be patient in hard times, and encourage each other to endure, and always be ready. Remain mindful of God, so you may prosper."~ Holy Quran, 3:200 (Safi Kaskas) In this week's sohbet, I discuss the importance of patience and today's culture of instant gratification. Followed by the traditional weekly dhikr/meditation of…Read more Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 29.07.2021

Colours of the Ka‘bah 🕋

Today, everyone knows the iconic black kiswā (covering) of the Ka‘bah. But what is less well known is that the Ka’bah hasn't always been dressed in black, nor does the covering necessarily need to be this colour, it's simply the design that has been settled upon in recent years. Personally, I quite like the green…Read more Colours of the Ka‘bah 🕋

The Power Of Tears

Allah (swt) gave us something that can shut down Hellfire and take you to Paradise, because on the deathbed everyone will realize when he goes from this dunya that there was Hellfire within himself or herself. Every one of us has a Hellfire punishment. وَإِن مِّنكُمْ إِلَّا وَارِدُهَا كَانَ عَلَى رَبِّكَ حَتْمًا مَّقْضِيًّا Wa im…Read more The Power Of Tears

Hold The Hand Of Awliya’ullah

Awliyaullah (Friends of Allah) are like the circumference of a circle. The circle is composed of points. On its circumference there are countless points. Yet the circle’s center consists of but a single point, and from that point each saint receives light and power. The radii of the circle extend to every point on the…Read more Hold The Hand Of Awliya’ullah

Allah is Loving

Allah has created us with love.  He did not create us for hellfire.  When we who have children see them do something wrong, we try to correct them. We do not burn them. We do not put them in the fire. We do not strike them, for even that is not allowed. We only try…Read more Allah is Loving

Friday Reflections 23.07.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak. 🙏🏻 In this week's Friday Reflections I read and discuss the sohbet, "The Station of Unity", from the book "Mercy Oceans Rising Sun (1986)" by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani, pages 9-18. May Allah ﷻ grant us to be humble, and guide our hearts in the ways of wisdom and…Read more Friday Reflections 23.07.2021