Friday Reflections 07.08.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. This week I read and discuss The First Letter of Fifteen Letters by Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani which concerns the initial stage of attraction by the Truth (jadhbat al-Haqq). An interesting point about this letter, and indeed all the letters in the book, are the extensive references to the Holy Quran.…Read more Friday Reflections 07.08.2020

Friday and Eid Reflections 31.07.2020

Jummah Mubarak and Happy Eid ul Adha! Wishing everyone a happy and blessed Eid and discussing a little about the origins of this holy day. May Allah bless you all. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/AOLso6IjYC0

Friday Reflections 17.07.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. In this week’s Friday Reflections I read from the Conference of the Birds by Shaykh Farid ud-Din Attar, reflecting on the story of the partridge and attachment to the things of this world. https://youtu.be/oNmpiBp-x2E

Friday Reflections 10.07.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. In this week’s Friday Reflections I read from Mercy Oceans Endless Horizons (1981) by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani, and discuss the how we achieve happiness, along with our rights and responsibilities as citizens within our societies. https://youtu.be/vgHt8sn_i40

Try not to Hate

https://youtu.be/Lg-MqzP6-E0 Mawlana Shaykh Nazim ‘Adil Al-Haqqani Sohbat, 25 September 1989 It is the horizon of humanity, a person reaching to highest position of humanity, then that hate goes from him. Under (that horizon) it always that people hating, loving, fighting, coming in peace - so many things. But real wisdom from old nations, from old…Read more Try not to Hate

Friday Reflections 03.07.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. In this week’s Friday Reflections I read from Liberating the Soul, A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Vol. 1 by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani, and discuss the need to be patient, especially during these difficult times. https://youtu.be/frJSTUxD2TY

Friday Reflections 03.07.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. In this week’s Friday Reflections I read from Liberating the Soul, A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Vol. 1 by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani, and discuss the need to be patient, especially during these difficult times. https://youtu.be/frJSTUxD2TY

Friday Reflections 26.06.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. In this week's Friday Reflections I discuss communication and the importance of clearly defining terms, as this helps to avoid misunderstandings and enables us to build mutual understanding. https://youtu.be/9c3jhkKs1RM

Friday Reflections 19.06.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. In this week's Friday Reflections I read from the Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine, Vol. 5 – Self-purification and the State of Excellence (1998) by Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, and discuss the purification of our hearts. https://youtu.be/BJFOiv_jxM8

Friday Reflections 05.06.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. In this week's Friday Reflections I read from Plato's Republic, translated by Robin Waterfield (1993), discussing Plato's ‘Allegory of the Cave’, and its relevance to us today. https://youtu.be/f48JfWN6VIU