Friday Reflections 12.08.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Today, I continue my reading from the opening section of Imam Al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum Al-Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences), The Book of Knowledge, translated by Nabih Amin Faris (1988), pages 29-39, discussing knowledge whose acquisition is deemed fard kifayah (a religious obligation upon a Muslim community as a…Read more Friday Reflections 12.08.2022

Friday Reflections 05.08.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Today, I continue my reading from the opening section of Imam Al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum Al-Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences), The Book of Knowledge, translated by Nabih Amin Faris (1988), pages 23-29, discussing knowledge whose acquisition is deemed fard'ayn (a religious obligation upon every Muslim). Allah ﷻ inspire us…Read more Friday Reflections 05.08.2022

Friday Reflections 28.07.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Today, I continue my reading from the opening section of Imam Al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum Al-Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences), The Book of Knowledge, translated by Nabih Amin Faris (1988), pages 17-22, discussing the evidence for the excellence of knowledge from reason. Allah ﷻ inspire us to learn, increase…Read more Friday Reflections 28.07.2022

Friday Reflections 22.07.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Today, I continue my reading from the opening section of Imam Al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum Al-Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences), The Book of Knowledge, translated by Nabih Amin Faris (1988), pages 10-17, discussing the excellence of learning and teaching within Islam. Allah ﷻ inspire us to learn, increase us…Read more Friday Reflections 22.07.2022

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

Devil’s Hand 🤦🏻‍♂️

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong My Dad, Richard Kevin Armstrong suffered as a result of misguided beliefs around left-handedness that were still strong in Britain during the 1950s and 1960's. When Dad was at school, he was told not to write with the “devil's hand”. So ignorant was the education system at that time... This was…Read more Devil’s Hand 🤦🏻‍♂️

Learning and Thinking

“Learning without thinking leads to a lost mind without any real knowledge, while thinking without learning often results in confusion.” ~ Confucius Learning and thinking go hand in hand, we can't effectively do one without the other. To be successful at one requires the other. You won't learn much if you don't maintain an open…Read more Learning and Thinking