Friday Reflections 03.02.2023

Salam alaikum! I read and discuss the sohbet, “Divine Focus” by Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani from his book, “Banquet for the Soul” (2008), pages 114-123. May Allah ﷻ help us to learn to calmness and focus and always be blessed and guided by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the awliya Allah. Amin. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/mQaVsKF-gOc Recorded…Read more Friday Reflections 03.02.2023

Friday Reflections 27.01.2023

Salam alaikum, peace be with you. Welcome to today's special Friday Reflections for Holocaust Memorial Day, when we learn about the past and take action for a better future. On this day in 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp, was liberated. Approximately 1.1 million men, women and children were murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau,…Read more Friday Reflections 27.01.2023

Friday Reflections 20.01.2023

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet, “The Importance of Belief in God” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 2” (2002), pages 142-149. May Allah ﷻ grant us to be among the grateful ones who turn towards their Lord…Read more Friday Reflections 20.01.2023

Friday Reflections 13.01.2023

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the Twelfth Discourse of Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani from the book, “The Removal of Cares” (Jala Al-Khawatir), pages 88-92 in my copy of the book, translated by Muhtar Holland (1997). May Allah ﷻ bless, forgive, and guide us all. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/M4qL23kOyLU Recorded live on 13th January 2023.

Friday Reflections 06.01.2023

I read and discuss “Misunderstandings of Sufi Ideas and Formulations” from the book “The Way of the Sufi” (1968) by Idries Shah, pages 20-24; where the author highlights the confusion around Sufism, both within wider society and even among people trying to follow the Sufi way themselves. May Allah ﷻ help us all to cut…Read more Friday Reflections 06.01.2023

Friday Reflections 30.12.2022

Salam alaikum! I read and discuss the sohbet, “Account with the Prophet” by Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani from his book, “Banquet for the Soul” (2008), pages 105-113. May Allah ﷻ help us to keep our heavenly accounts in order, blessed and safeguarded by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the awliya Allah. Amin. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/TOiQraH9hOA Recorded…Read more Friday Reflections 30.12.2022

Friday Reflections 23.12.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet, “Be with your Lord” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 1”, pages 183-190. May Allah ﷻ grant us to be among those who love to be with their Lord. Amin. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/rw3QTnkkDr4…Read more Friday Reflections 23.12.2022

Weekend Reflections 17.12.2022

Salam alaikum! I read and discuss the chapter, “War against the Ego” by Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani from his book, “Fifty Days - The Divine Disclosures During a Holy Sufi Seclusion” (2010), pages 97-111. May Allah ﷻ help us to overcome our egos and always remain connected to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the awliya…Read more Weekend Reflections 17.12.2022

Friday Reflections 09.12.2022

Salam alaikum! I read and discuss the sohbet, “Heavenly Protocol” by Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani from his book, “Banquet for the Soul” (2008), pages 95-102. May Allah ﷻ help us to keep good adab and always remain connected to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the awliya Allah. Amin. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/P32awiVvY9Y Recorded live on 9th December…Read more Friday Reflections 09.12.2022

Weekend Reflections 04.12.2022

Salam alaikum! This week I discuss the Limitations of the Human Mind, reading from Irshad: Wisdom of a Sufi Master by Shaykh Muzaffer Ozak Al-Jerrahi (1988), pages 421-4. https://youtu.be/q9RNTdsG4lY Recorded live on 4th December 2022