United in Spirit: Ramadan, Pesach, and Easter

By Kyai Paul Salahuddin Armstrong  Ramadan, Pesach (Passover), and Easter are significant religious events in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. In Islam, festivals are calculated according to the Hijri lunar calendar. The lunar year is around 10 or 11 days shorter than a solar year, the measure of a year used in the Gregorian calendar, the…Read more United in Spirit: Ramadan, Pesach, and Easter

The World Stands On Three Things

Simeon the Just was of the survivors of the Great Synagogue. He used to say: - Upon three things the world standeth; upon Torah, upon Worship and upon the showing of kindness. Torah signifies divine revelation; either the fact of communion between God and man, or the wisdom so imparted. Though to Israel alone the…Read more The World Stands On Three Things

Friday Reflections 18.03.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet, “Allah's Boundless Mercy: Everyone Has His Place In Paradise. The Black Stone: Different Levels of Understanding. Telescopes” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Mercy Oceans’ Hidden Treasures” (1981), pages 73-79. May Allah ﷻ grant us to be among those to whom…Read more Friday Reflections 18.03.2022

Malcolm X: Wings

“Awareness came surging up in me - how deeply the religion of Islam had reached down into the mud to lift me up, to save me from being what I inevitably would have been: a dead criminal in a grave, or, if still alive, a flinthard, bitter, thirty-seven-year-old convict in some penitentiary, or insane asylum.…Read more Malcolm X: Wings

Concepts of God

Interesting thoughts on how people perceive and understand divinity. Depending upon where people are in their own development influences how they see and understand God or gods, or whether even they believe in any god at all. “To him who has not the power of God, the power of God does not exist. To him…Read more Concepts of God

Hanukkah 2021

Wishing my Jewish brothers and sisters a Happy and Blessed Hanukkah. 🙏🏻☺️ “Praised are You,Our God, Ruler of the universe,Who made us holy through Your commandmentsand commanded usto kindle the Hanukkah lights.” 🕎🕯️✡️🕍🤲🏻💕

What Is Tawheed?

Islam, with over 1.61 billion followers internationally, is one of the world religions that profess belief in the Oneness of God, that Muslims refer to as ‘tawheed’. The word ‘Islam’ derives its meaning from the Arabic for ‘peace’ and ‘submission’, describing the peace and contentment that comes through faith. A believer in Islam is called…Read more What Is Tawheed?

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

Rosh Hashanah 5782 (2021)

Happy New Year to all my Jewish friends. May Hashem, Allah ﷻ, bless you, your families, and communities at this special time and grant us all a blessed and prosperous year. Amin. 🤲🏻