Friday Reflections 24.06.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read part of 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 2-10, and discuss the importance of learning within Islam. Allah ﷻ inspire us to be among those who learn, increase…Read more Friday Reflections 24.06.2022

Friday Reflections 18.06.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet, “Making the Most of Each New Day” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 6” (2007), pages 82-84. May Allah ﷻ grant us that we make the most of the time and opportunities…Read more Friday Reflections 18.06.2022

Friday Reflections 10.06.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the story of the Seven Sleepers of the Cave, from Surah Al-Kahf in the Holy Quran, which highlights an account of seven Awliya Allah (Saints) from early Christianity remembered and revered by both Christians and Muslims alike. May Allah ﷻ forgive us and grant us to…Read more Friday Reflections 10.06.2022

Friday Reflections 03.06.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Before we begin, my deepest and heartfelt condolences to my dear friend, Ridwan Kamil and his family on the passing of his son, Eril. May Allah grant Eril a place in the highest heaven, in the company of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the Awliya Allah, and grant Ridwan and…Read more Friday Reflections 03.06.2022

Friday Reflections 27.05.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Shaykh Muhammad az-Zahid I read and discuss the life and teachings of Shaykh Muhammad az-Zahid from the book, “The Naqshbandi Sufi Way, History and Guidebook of the Saints of the Golden Chain” by Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, pages 215-19. May Allah ﷻ bless our shaykhs and raise their stations…Read more Friday Reflections 27.05.2022

Friday Reflections 20.05.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet, “The Hearts of the Friends of God” by Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani from his book, “Banquet for the Soul” (2008), pages 19-34. May Allah ﷻ grant us that we transcend our egos, keep patience, and hold fast to the noble ways and guidance of…Read more Friday Reflections 20.05.2022

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

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

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

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