Friday Reflections 27.01.2023

Salam alaikum, peace be with you. Welcome to today's special Friday Reflections for Holocaust Memorial Day, when we learn about the past and take action for a better future. On this day in 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp, was liberated. Approximately 1.1 million men, women and children were murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau,…Read more Friday Reflections 27.01.2023

Sohbet and Sufi Meditation 23.01.2023

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “Can the one who knows that what has been revealed to you from your Lord is the Truth be like one who is blind? Only people who are endowed with insight will keep this in mind. Those who fulfill their commitment to God and do not break the covenant;”~ Holy Quran 13:19-20…Read more Sohbet and Sufi Meditation 23.01.2023

God is One and Only

“When Absolute Being has to be indicatedMen use the word ‘I’ to express it.When ‘The Truth’ is set in evidence in a phenomenonYou express it by the word ‘I,’‘I’ and ‘you ’ are the accidents of Very Being.The lattices of the niches of the lamp of Necessary Being.Know bodies and spirits are all the One…Read more God is One and Only

Friday Reflections 20.01.2023

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet, “The Importance of Belief in God” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 2” (2002), pages 142-149. May Allah ﷻ grant us to be among the grateful ones who turn towards their Lord…Read more Friday Reflections 20.01.2023

Sohbet and Sufi Meditation 16.01.2023

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “Believers, uphold justice and bear witness to God, even if that witness is against yourself, your parents or your close relatives. Whether a person is rich or poor, God can best take care of both. Refrain from following your own desires, so that you do not act unjustly. If you distort the…Read more Sohbet and Sufi Meditation 16.01.2023

Friday Reflections 13.01.2023

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the Twelfth Discourse of Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani from the book, “The Removal of Cares” (Jala Al-Khawatir), pages 88-92 in my copy of the book, translated by Muhtar Holland (1997). May Allah ﷻ bless, forgive, and guide us all. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/M4qL23kOyLU Recorded live on 13th January 2023.

Not in the Name of NU

“If there is a presidential candidate who is an NU person, it is in the name of his own credibility, not in the name of NU.On behalf of his own track record, on behalf of his performance, his own achievements, not on behalf of NU.I have repeatedly emphasized, so that NU's positioning is clear to…Read more Not in the Name of NU

Bukan Atas Nama NU

“Kalau ada Capres yang orang NU, itu atas nama kredibilitasnya sendiri, bukan atas nama NU.Atas nama track record-nya sendiri, atas nama kinerjanya, prestasinya sendiri, tidak atas nama NU.Sudah saya tegaskan berulang kali, supaya jelas positioning NU mencegah politik identitas.” ~ KH Yahya Cholil Staquf