Many people ask me about Islam in Britain and about British Muslims, so today I discuss some early history of British Muslims from the 16th and 17th Centuries CE, referring to a truly fascinating book “Islam in Britain, 1558–1685” by Nabil Matar. If only this history was more widely known, it shatters the us versus…Read more Friday Reflections 11.09.2020
Sohbet on adab (manners), especially the adab in tariqat a murid should have with their shaykhs. Followed by the weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat. https://youtu.be/o6uX7x3J4As
Why don't we take more care to preserve the history and heritage of the holiest places in Islam?
Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. I read the chapter, “The Wisdom of the Spirit” in the the “Bezels of Wisdom” by Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi, translated by Ralph Austin (1980). In the chapter, Ibn al-Arabi discusses his views on the nature of religion, and how it is of two types. The discussion that follows is deep,…Read more Friday Reflections 04.09.2020
Sohbet on the times of prayer (salah/namaz) and how these indicate how we benefit from being more tuned in to ourselves and natural cycles, this being a path to achieving harmony in ourselves, our families, and our communities. Correction: I said in Ramadan we stop fasting at Sehri, when I obviously meant we stop eating…Read more Sohbet 03.09.2020
Imam Hussain courageously stood with only 72 people, and then alone, upholding Islam, liberty, justice, and human rights. When he was mercilessly slaughtered, Yazid thought he'd won. Oh how mistaken he was... Yazid died 3 years later. Today, Hussain’s standard flies high in Karbala and in the hearts of people around the world. Nor is…Read more Imam Hussain
Allahumma salli ala sayyidina Muhammadin wa ala ali sayyidina Muhammadin wa barik wa sallim. Oh Allah, send blessings and peace on our master Muhammad, and the family of our master Muhammad. 📿💓🤲🏻🌹💐
Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. This week I read part of the sohbet “Shaitan’s Mission” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani in the book, “Through the Eye of the Needle” (2007). I then reflect on some points and the fact that our focus is all wrong today. Instead of focussing on what holds importance and true…Read more Friday Reflections 28.08.2020