Friday Reflections 15.01.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Today, I read from Idries Shah’s Learning How to Learn, pages 111-5, and discuss some points that will help people in their studies and practice of Islam and Sufism insha-Allah. May Allah ﷻ bless you all and grant Peace and Goodwill to our Human Family. Amin. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/Fok-f5gSfXI

Hadrat Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani

As-Sayyid Sultanul Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad ‘Adil ar-Rabbani Hazretleri ق ṣuḥbat, 5 December 2019 / 8 Rabī‘u l-Akhir 1441, Akbaba Dergah, Istanbul, Turkey As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuh. A‘ūdhu billāhi minash-shayṭāni r-rajīm. Bismillāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. Aṣ-ṣalātu wa s-salāmu ‘alá Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-awwalīna wa l-ākhirīn. Madad yā RasūlAllah, madad yā Sādāti Aṣḥābi Rasūlillāh, madad…Read more Hadrat Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 14.01.2021

Salam alaikum. 🙏🏻 Sohbet on testing times and navigating confusing narratives. This week we dedicate our dhikr and prayers to the crew and passengers of SJ-182, Jobirth M. Tadlip - a young student in the Philippines who drowned a few days ago, the people who died in Washington DC last week, and for peace and…Read more Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 14.01.2021

Friday Reflections 08.01.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss a sohbet by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from the book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 1”. The sohbet is titled “Helping Others”, and begins on page 136 in the book. The sohbet discusses a very important point about what religion, all…Read more Friday Reflections 08.01.2021

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 07.01.2021

Sohbet on current events and how best to respond to worrying situations we witness everyday, which can be incredibly disturbing and at times depressing. Followed by the traditional weekly dhikr of the Naqshbandi tariqat. ❤️📿🧙‍♂️ https://youtu.be/e0MSmkNSUVc

Friday Reflections 01.01.2021

Salam alaikum, Jummah Mubarak, and Happy New Year! Today, I read and discuss a few short stories from Idries Shah’s Wisdom of the Idiots and Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. May Allah ﷻ bless you all and grant Peace and Goodwill to our Human Family. Amin. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/PT2zdNoumHo

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 31.12.2020

Sohbet on New Year. What is ‘New Year’? Why are there different dates for New Year, e.g. Hijri, Gregorian, Chinese. Which is right, and how should Muslims approach these new year festivals? This is followed by the weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat. 🧙‍♂️📿💓 Happy New Year! 🎆🎇 https://youtu.be/YcDesfDjHRI

Sunnah: Patience

Today, many people talk about the Sunnah (example of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ) but how often do you hear a reminder of the Sunnah to be patient? That whatever problems you are experiencing, you need to be patient. Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani said, “The Friends of God (Awliya Allah) spent their days and nights worshipping Allah…Read more Sunnah: Patience

Concerns about Christmas 27.12.2020

Salam alaikum. After my recent posts on Christmas I received quite a few responses, most of which have been positive, but a number have been asking questions about Christmas and how Muslims can celebrate Christmas. A number of friends sent me a video by my good friend Shaykh Mohammed Aslam, who holds a different opinion…Read more Concerns about Christmas 27.12.2020

Friday Reflections 25.12.2020

Salam alaikum, Jummah Mubarak, and Merry Christmas! Today, I discuss some questions I have been asked on giving Christmas greetings and joining in Christmas celebrations. I then read from the Quran, Bible, and non-Canonical gospels the accounts of the conception and birth of Jesus Christ (Isa ibn Maryam) on whom be peace, comparing and reflecting…Read more Friday Reflections 25.12.2020