Friday Reflections 07.05.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss Chapter 4 “On Knowledge” from Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani's book, “The Secret of Secrets”, pages 26-30 in my copy of the book, translated by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti (1992). https://youtu.be/e6RDDUfsWbI Recorded live on 7th May 2021

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 06.05.2021

Salam alaikum. 🙏🏻 This week's sohbet is on good governance, reflecting upon the example of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in Medina and Imam Ali's Letter to Malik Ashtar. Followed by the traditional weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat. 🧙‍♂️📿💓 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EuJg07qHrY Recorded live on 6th May 2021

God is The Judge

Some Muslims like to claim they know who is going to heaven or hell, claiming ALL the disbeliever are going to hell or ALL the Muslims are going to heaven. Similarly minded Christians claim everyone who doesn't accept Christ (in the way they do) are going to hell, while they claim Jesus, on whom be…Read more God is The Judge

Human Desire

There is no end to Human Desires, and no matter how much you fulfill them they will only increase and keep demanding more... there is never enough! Even the whole universe wouldn't satisfy them! Fasting helps us to curtail this tendency and to keep ourselves within reasonable parameters, which is why Muslims fast during the…Read more Human Desire

Friday Reflections

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Today I read and discuss the sohbet, “The Responsibilities of the Rich toward the Poor” from Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani's book, “Mercy Oceans Endless Horizons” (1982), pages 75-81. May Allah ﷻ guide and inspire us to be among those who have humility, compassion and kindness in our hearts and…Read more Friday Reflections

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 29.04.2021

This week we dedicate our duas, salawats, and dhikr to the crew, families, and friends of the Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala (402) that was tragically discovered to have sunk on Saturday with 53 crew on board. We remember Allah ﷻ and make dua for the brave warriors of KRI Nanggala (402) and loved ones who…Read more Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 29.04.2021

Friday Reflections 23.04.2021

Salam alaikum, Jummah Mubarak and Happy St George's Day! 🐉🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Building on my sohbet yesterday that discussed Earth Day and the environment, today I read a paper by the British scholar of Islam, Charles Le Gai Eaton, titled Islam and the Environment, included in the book, Islam and the Environment edited by Harfiyah Abdel Haleem…Read more Friday Reflections 23.04.2021

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 22.04.2021

Salam alaikum. 🙏🏻 This week's sohbet is on Maulana Wahiduddin Khan a great scholar of India who passed away last night at 96, and Earth Day. Followed by the traditional weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat, today dedicated to Maulana Wahiduddin Khan. 🧙‍♂️📿💓 https://youtu.be/uK9Iy8a58cg Recorded live on 22th April 2021

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, RIP

Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioun. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan who sadly passed away last night in New Delhi, India. Maulana Wahiduddin had been admitted to Apollo Hospital on 12th April after testing positive for COVID-19. The world famous scholar of Islam and peace activist wrote over…Read more Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, RIP

Be Mindful of Allah

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him in front of you. Recognize and acknowledge Allah in times of ease and prosperity, and He will remember you in times of adversity. Know that what has passed you by [and you have failed to attain] was not going to…Read more Be Mindful of Allah