Sohbet 27.08.2020

Sohbet on the lessons to be learned from the events of Karbala, and some thoughts on how we should be inspired by them and how these lessons should inform our lives today, whether on a small or large scale depending on individual influence and capacities. May Allah bless Imam Hussain, on whom be peace, and…Read more Sohbet 27.08.2020

What Causes Fights & Quarrels?

“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you…Read more What Causes Fights & Quarrels?

For evil to bend its knees…

“I had to force myself to bend my knees. And waves of shame and embarrassment would force me back up. For evil to bend its knees, admitting its guilt, to implore the forgiveness of God, is the hardest thing in the world. It's easy for me to see and to say that now. But then,…Read more For evil to bend its knees…

Friday Reflections 21.08.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. Happy New Year! 🎉 Reading from Muhammad ﷺ The Messenger of Islam, His Life and Prophecy, by Hajjah Amina Adil, we remember and reflect upon the Hijra migration of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his companions to Medina and the great courage, loyalty, and devotion of Imam Ali, on whom be peace.…Read more Friday Reflections 21.08.2020

New Year Sohbet 1st Muharram 1442 (20.08.2020)

Happy Hijri New Year! Sohbet on the Hijri New Year, the Hijra, and some insight into the importance of Muharram to Muslims before the weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat. Muharram, the first month of the Hijri calendar, is among the holiest months for Muslims, it marks the beginning of the lunar year, reminds us…Read more New Year Sohbet 1st Muharram 1442 (20.08.2020)

Kompas TV coverage of the visit of 5 Indonesian Ulama from West Java to the United Kingdom in 2019

Published on 22 Nov 2019 Countering radicalism is a global challenge.  The role of religious leaders is very important in maintaining harmony between religious communities, as has been established in Indonesia. A total of 5 ulama from West Java travelled to the United Kingdom to carry out da'wah missions, and shared their understanding of the…Read more Kompas TV coverage of the visit of 5 Indonesian Ulama from West Java to the United Kingdom in 2019

Hijri New Year 1442

Wishing everyone a Happy Hijri New Year! Muharram, the first month of the Hijri calendar, is a very sacred month for all Muslims, marking both Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his companions hijra (migration) to Medina, and the martyrdom of his beloved grandson Imam Hussain, on whom be peace, and close companions who paid the ultimate…Read more Hijri New Year 1442

Choosing a Teacher 13.08.2020

Sohbet from last Thursday's online dhikr. Many people have asked me over the years who we should listen to and follow? There are so many shaykhs, religious and spiritual teachers and preachers of religion. Who is right? Who should we listen to? This can be intimidating, especially for people who don't have much knowledge of…Read more Choosing a Teacher 13.08.2020

Friday Reflections 14.08.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. This week I discuss a question about Hadra and Sufism, and close with a reading of The Thirteen Letter of Fifteen Letters by Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani which concerns the significance of the Quranic verse, “Allah is the Light of the heavens and earth” (24:35). Don't let the bidah brigade make…Read more Friday Reflections 14.08.2020