A good leader listens to people and reflects on their ideas. If useful they may adopt some of these ideas. They don't feel threatened by people questioning them or from there being a diversity of ideas, practices, etc. A bad leader demands everyone follows them exactly, without question. They only listen to themselves or their…Read more Good Leaders Respect
Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet, “Respecting the Personalities of Others” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 1”, pages 111-115. May Allah ﷻ grant us good adab (manners) and to always be connected with our families, our shaykhs,…Read more Friday Reflections 25.03.2022
Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. This week I read and discuss one of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim's sohbets in Mercy Oceans Rising Sun (1986) titled, “No One is Refused” that goes into how we approach, treat, and respect one another as Human Beings, on the Human level transcending differences of belief, gender, age, and all other distinctions.…Read more Friday Reflections 24.07.2020
"One has to admit, Maajid Nawaz makes some most poignant points here... We are not living in yesterday's world, nor should any right-minded person desire the bigotry often prevalent in the past. In a society where bigotry rules, everyone suffers in one way or another." ~ Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
"Be careful not to break anyone's trust, especially those for whom you truly care. Once broken, trust is the most difficult thing to regain." ~ Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
A student needs to invest years of dedicated study to truly master their chosen subject, does anyone think Islam any different? Who can expect to be an overnight expert? Even if a person studies a college or university course for a few years, they will still have only covered a tiny fraction of the vast…Read more Oh, so you know how to cut and paste hadith?
By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong "...IF My servants ask thee about Me - behold, I am near; I respond to the call of him who calls, whenever he calls unto Me: let them, then, respond unto Me, and believe in Me, so that they might follow the right way." ~ Holy Qur'an 2:186 (M. Asad) Allah…Read more Only Allah SWT knows our final destination…