Friday Reflections 13.05.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet, “The Importance of Tests” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 6” (2007), pages 35-38. May Allah ﷻ grant us that we transcend our egos, keep patience, and hold fast to the noble…Read more Friday Reflections 13.05.2022

Sufi Meditation 09.05.2022

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “Ask those of Our messengers We sent before you; did We ever appoint any deities besides the Merciful to be worshiped?”~ Holy Quran 43:45 (Safi Kaskas) “It is God who subjected the sea for you so that ships may sail with His approval and that you may seek His favor, and that…Read more Sufi Meditation 09.05.2022

Friday Reflections 06.05.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Eid al-Fitr was earlier this week and is traditionally celebrated for 3 days, so many people are still in high spirits, and some Eid events are still happening. With this in mind, I thought I'd do something a little different and more lighthearted this Friday, by reading and discussing some…Read more Friday Reflections 06.05.2022

Selamat Idul-Fitri 2022

Salam alaikum, Eid Mubarak, and Selamat Idul-Fitri from myself and Imam Adil Saleem, and the Chaplaincy team at the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, University of Birmingham. As part of my preparations for the Indonesian Community and University of Birmingham Islamic Society Eid-ul-Fitr events today, I asked friends from here, Indonesia, and around the world, if they had…Read more Selamat Idul-Fitri 2022

Friday Reflections 28.04.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet, “Fasting is the Shelter from Egos and Evils” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 2”, pages 93-99. May Allah ﷻ grant us to be able to transcend our egos and hold fast…Read more Friday Reflections 28.04.2022

Yom HaShoah 2022

“He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.”~ The Bible, Isaiah 2:4 (NIV) As we learn about the terrible atrocities being committed…Read more Yom HaShoah 2022

Sufi Meditation 25.04.2022

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “Every messenger whom We have sent used his own people’s language, so that he might make [the Truth] clear to them, but God lets whoever wants to stray, go astray, and guides whoever wants [to be guided]. He alone is almighty, and The Wise.”~ Holy Quran 14:4 (Safi Kaskas) In this week's…Read more Sufi Meditation 25.04.2022

Four Qualities

On the authority of ‘Abdullah b. ‘Amr, that the Messenger of Allah said, “There are four qualities such that, if you have them, it will not harm you to be deprived of anything in the world: (1) safeguarding trusts,(2) truthfulness in speech,(3) good character and(4) purity of livelihood.” Aḥmad (Mishkāt, Book of Softening the Hearts,…Read more Four Qualities

Indonesian Community Iftar 23.04.2022

Speech at the Indonesian Community Iftar I was hosting at the University of Birmingham Multi-Faith Chaplaincy on what my role is at the university and my background. https://youtu.be/K-c5j7HGHWA

Friday Reflections 22.04.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the letter, “A ray from the manifestation of the Divine Name, the All-Wise” by Said Nursi from his book, “The Letters 1” from the Risale-i Nur Collection, pages 19-21 in my translated edition published in 1998. May Allah ﷻ grant us to be among those who…Read more Friday Reflections 22.04.2022