Friday Reflections 15.10.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! This week I discuss praying on the Messenger of Allah ﷺ also known as 'salawat' and 'durood', by reading from and commenting upon Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad, translated by British scholar, Aisha Bewley, Part 2, Chapter 4, Sections 1-3 (p.250-255). This is a modern English translation of a classical text…Read more Friday Reflections 15.10.2021

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 14.10.2021

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “God and His angels bless the Prophet, so, believers, bless him and give yourselves up in total submission [to his message].”~ Holy Quran 33:56 (Safi Kaskas) In this week's sohbet, I discuss Mawlid an-Nabi and the immense importance of the Prophet Muhammad within Islam. Followed by the traditional weekly dhikr/meditation of the…Read more Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 14.10.2021

Friday Reflections 08.10.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! This week I read and discuss spiritual sicknesses, reading from Irshad: Wisdom of a Sufi Master by Shaykh Muzaffer Ozak Al-Jerrahi (p.135-9). https://youtu.be/r5zT_f2ozps Recorded live on 8th October 2021

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 07.10.2021

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “People, a lesson has now come to you from your Lord, and a cure for what is in your hearts, and guidance and grace to the believers. Say, ‘It is grace and mercy from God, so let them rejoice; it is better than all [the wealth] that they have accumulated.’”~ Holy Quran…Read more Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 07.10.2021

Look For Teachers

Many people have asked me over the years: Who should we follow? There are so many different shaykhs, imams, preachers, who should we follow or learn from? I advise people to look for teachers rather than preachers. A teacher is someone who you visit and spend time with to learn from because they have knowledge…Read more Look For Teachers

Pancasila and the Covenants of Muhammad ﷺ

Earlier today we held a beautiful event at the University of Birmingham Multi-Faith Chaplaincy with the UoB Indonesian Society “Pengajian dan Ramah Tamah Taklim” that had the theme, “Integration of Islam and Pancasila in Our Value of Life”. In my presentation, I compared Pancasila and the Covenants of Muhammad ﷺ, highlighting striking similarities not always…Read more Pancasila and the Covenants of Muhammad ﷺ

Friday Reflections 01.10.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet, “Humility is the Most Important Characteristic of a Believer” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 2”, pages 51-6. May Allah ﷻ grant us to be among the humble ones. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/OCU9KvVGAFM Recorded…Read more Friday Reflections 01.10.2021

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 30.09.2021

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “The Compassionate One has mercy on those who are merciful. If you show mercy to those who are on the earth, He Who is in the heaven will show mercy to you.”~ Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Abi Dawud 4941) In this week's sohbet, I discuss being considerate and working to resolve difficulties together…Read more Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 30.09.2021