Friday Reflections 23.07.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak. 🙏🏻 In this week's Friday Reflections I read and discuss the sohbet, "The Station of Unity", from the book "Mercy Oceans Rising Sun (1986)" by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani, pages 9-18. May Allah ﷻ grant us to be humble, and guide our hearts in the ways of wisdom and…Read more Friday Reflections 23.07.2021

Friday Reflections 25.06.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak. 🙏🏻 In this week's Friday Reflections I read and discuss the sohbet "We'll Never Walk Alone" about Mawlana Shaykh Nazim's last few years, from the book, Holy Legacy (2014) by Shaykh Bahauddin Adil, pages 40-57. May Allah ﷻ bless us all and guide our hearts in the ways of love,…Read more Friday Reflections 25.06.2021

Friday Reflections 28.05.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak 🙏🏻 I read and discuss Surah Yusuf, the 12th chapter of the Quran that tells the story of the Prophet Yusuf (Joseph), on whom be peace. I'm reading from the beautifully clear modern English translation by Dr. Safi Kaskas. https://youtu.be/UJ5zzzuGls0 Recorded live on 28th May 2021

Friday Reflections 21.05.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak 🙏🏻 I read and discuss Chapter 17, “The Wisdom of Being in the Word of David” from Ibn Al'Arabi's book, “The Bezels of Wisdom”, pages 198-205 in my copy of the book, translated by R. W. J. Austin (1980). https://youtu.be/rX4er4iSyD0 Recorded live on 21st May 2021

Friday Reflections

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Today I read and discuss the sohbet, “The Responsibilities of the Rich toward the Poor” from Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani's book, “Mercy Oceans Endless Horizons” (1982), pages 75-81. May Allah ﷻ guide and inspire us to be among those who have humility, compassion and kindness in our hearts and…Read more Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections 23.04.2021

Salam alaikum, Jummah Mubarak and Happy St George's Day! 🐉🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Building on my sohbet yesterday that discussed Earth Day and the environment, today I read a paper by the British scholar of Islam, Charles Le Gai Eaton, titled Islam and the Environment, included in the book, Islam and the Environment edited by Harfiyah Abdel Haleem…Read more Friday Reflections 23.04.2021

Friday Reflections 09.04.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I begin with condolences to HM The Queen and the Royal Family and some reflections on the passing of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Then read and discuss Sohbet 40, “The Importance of Being Humble” from Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani's book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for…Read more Friday Reflections 09.04.2021

Friday Reflections 26.03.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss Chapter 1, “Man's Return Home to the Original Source” from Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani's book, “The Secret of Secrets”, pages 13-17 in my copy of the book, translated by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti (1992). May Allah ﷻ guide and inspire us all to live in the…Read more Friday Reflections 26.03.2021

Friday Reflections 19.03.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Over the past year, I've been asked a number of times about reading dhikr (remembrance of God) and salawat (blessings on the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his family). So this week I read and discuss a little on this subject from The Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine, Volume 2, "Remembrance of…Read more Friday Reflections 19.03.2021

Friday Reflections 12.03.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss from Chapter 6, “Women's role in the diffusion of 'the knowledge'” of Mohammad Akram Nadwi's book, “Al-Muhaddithat - the women scholars in Islam”, pages 138-153 (2007). “There is no one who goes out of his house in order to seek knowledge, but the angels lower their…Read more Friday Reflections 12.03.2021