Intelligent God-Consciousness

“There are many who fast whose fast is nothing more than hunger and thirst. There are many who offer prayers whose prayer is no better than wakefulness and hardship. The sleep, eating and drinking of the intelligent God-conscious person is far better.”~ Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib This is not to suggest we shouldn't fast…Read more Intelligent God-Consciousness

Friday Reflections 16.04.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! This week I read from Imam Al-Ghazali's book, Ihya-Ulum-id-Din, Book 3, translated by Maulana Fazlul Karim (1991), pages 10-15 in my copy, discussing the Nature of Man and the Human Soul. May Allah ﷻ guide and inspire us to be among those who have humility, good manners, and are successful.…Read more Friday Reflections 16.04.2021

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 15.04.2021

Salam alaikum. 🙏🏻 This week's sohbet is on Ramadan. Why do we fast? What are we trying to achieve through fasting? Followed by the traditional weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat. 🧙‍♂️📿💓 https://youtu.be/wW2Bm_RDKyc Recorded live on 15th April 2021

Ramadan 2021

The holy month of Ramadan is a time of spiritual devotions, reflections, and deep contemplation for Muslims. I wish you all a very blessed, enlightening, and successful Ramadan. 📿🤲🏻 Ramadan timetable courtesy of Birmingham Central Mosque, UK. centralmosque.org.uk

Friday Reflections 09.04.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I begin with condolences to HM The Queen and the Royal Family and some reflections on the passing of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Then read and discuss Sohbet 40, “The Importance of Being Humble” from Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani's book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for…Read more Friday Reflections 09.04.2021

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 08.04.2021

Salam alaikum. 🙏🏻 This week's sohbet is on reflection and contemplation, as we look forward to welcoming in Ramadan this coming week. Followed by the traditional weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat. 🧙‍♂️📿💓 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVRhbInZVDg&t=23s Recorded live on 8 April 2021

Friday Reflections 02.04.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss Chapter 1, “The Tree of Bad Manners” from Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani's book, “The Sufi Science of Self-Realization” (2006), pages 54-57. May Allah ﷻ guide and inspire us to be among those who have good manners and are successful. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/7g8ZJDsiuUs Recorded live on 2nd April…Read more Friday Reflections 02.04.2021

Friday Reflections 26.03.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss Chapter 1, “Man's Return Home to the Original Source” from Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani's book, “The Secret of Secrets”, pages 13-17 in my copy of the book, translated by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti (1992). May Allah ﷻ guide and inspire us all to live in the…Read more Friday Reflections 26.03.2021

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 25.03.2021

Salam alaikum. 🙏🏻 In this week's sohbet I discuss the blossoming of Spring in the UK and how this is a time of hope. Our ancestors were very connected with these natural cycles and the environment. Followed by the traditional weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat. 🧙‍♂️📿💓 https://youtu.be/TjMMIAv9ET8 Recorded live on 25th March 2021