Friday Reflections 11.09.2020

Many people ask me about Islam in Britain and about British Muslims, so today I discuss some early history of British Muslims from the 16th and 17th Centuries CE, referring to a truly fascinating book “Islam in Britain, 1558–1685” by Nabil Matar. If only this history was more widely known, it shatters the us versus…Read more Friday Reflections 11.09.2020

We Will Never Forget

19 years ago terrorists attacked the World Trade Center. The buildings may have been located in New York in the United States, but these were not just any American buildings, they were the World Trade Center; people of all faiths, ethnic, and national backgrounds were working in those buildings on the day they were attacked.…Read more We Will Never Forget

Khatm Khwajagan 10.09.2020

Sohbet on adab (manners), especially the adab in tariqat a murid should have with their shaykhs. Followed by the weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat. https://youtu.be/o6uX7x3J4As

Friday Reflections 04.09.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. I read the chapter, “The Wisdom of the Spirit” in the the “Bezels of Wisdom” by Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi, translated by Ralph Austin (1980). In the chapter, Ibn al-Arabi discusses his views on the nature of religion, and how it is of two types. The discussion that follows is deep,…Read more Friday Reflections 04.09.2020

Sohbet 03.09.2020

Sohbet on the times of prayer (salah/namaz) and how these indicate how we benefit from being more tuned in to ourselves and natural cycles, this being a path to achieving harmony in ourselves, our families, and our communities. Correction: I said in Ramadan we stop fasting at Sehri, when I obviously meant we stop eating…Read more Sohbet 03.09.2020

Imam Hussain

Imam Hussain courageously stood with only 72 people, and then alone, upholding Islam, liberty, justice, and human rights. When he was mercilessly slaughtered, Yazid thought he'd won. Oh how mistaken he was... Yazid died 3 years later. Today, Hussain’s standard flies high in Karbala and in the hearts of people around the world. Nor is…Read more Imam Hussain

Ashura 2020

Allahumma salli ala sayyidina Muhammadin wa ala ali sayyidina Muhammadin wa barik wa sallim. Oh Allah, send blessings and peace on our master Muhammad, and the family of our master Muhammad. 📿💓🤲🏻🌹💐