Friday Reflections 24.09.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! This week I read and discuss the importance of cultivating the love of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ in Islam, reading from Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad, translated by British scholar, Aisha Bewley, Part 2, Chapter 2, Sections 5-6 (p.229-233). This is a modern English translation of a classical text by…Read more Friday Reflections 24.09.2021

O Allah, Rectify Me

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah, who said: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ used to say, “O Allah! Rectify my religion for me, for it is my protection. Rectify my worldly matters for me, for my livelihood is there. Rectify my Hereafter for me, for it is my destination. Increase life for me in every…Read more O Allah, Rectify Me

When Allah ﷻ Guides

“‘Have you understood all these things?’ Jesus asked. ‘Yes,’ they replied. He said to them, ‘Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.’ When Jesus had finished these parables, he…Read more When Allah ﷻ Guides

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 22.09.2021

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “Believers, remain mindful of God, seek ways to come closer to Him, and strive for His cause so that you may prosper.”~ Holy Quran 5:35 (Safi Kaskas) In this week's sohbet, I discuss faith, facing challenges, and education. Followed by the traditional weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat. 🧙‍♂️📿💓 https://youtu.be/4bGNqdY_T4w Recorded live…Read more Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 22.09.2021

What of Dervishness?

By Yunus Emre You, go on saying I'm a dervish, in me is what ofdervishness? Summer is true land of dervishes, in winter I doless! I took name of ‘dervish’, in its our forms was clothed:but when I saw the Path ahead what I did wasshameless! I, proud of dervish cloak and cap, saw it…Read more What of Dervishness?

Friday Reflections 17.09.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Shah Naqshband: Part 4 I read and discuss the part of the life and teachings of Shaykh Muhammad Bahauddin Shah Naqshband from the book, “The Naqshbandi Sufi Way, History and Guidebook of the Saints of the Golden Chain” by Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, pages 181-85. May Allah ﷻ bless…Read more Friday Reflections 17.09.2021

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 16.09.2021

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “May there be a group among you that calls for all that is good, promotes what is right and prevents what is wrong. It is they who are successful.”~ Holy Quran 3:104 (Safi Kaskas) In this week's sohbet, I discuss sunnah and appropriate clothing, understanding context, and what's really important in Islam.…Read more Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 16.09.2021

Richard Kevin Armstrong 💓🤲🏻🌹

“We get what we put into this world. We benefit from the gifts of nature. The Creator gives us so much, we must put something back. Don't just take, we must give back or we will upset the balance, and this will cause us many difficulties.” ~ Richard Kevin Armstrong (1953 – 2020) Rest in…Read more Richard Kevin Armstrong 💓🤲🏻🌹