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

Friday Reflections 05.03.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss Chapter 11 “The Joy of Being Good and the Misery of the Rebel” from Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani's book, “The Secret of Secrets”, pages 58-64 in my copy of the book, translated by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti (1992). May Allah ﷻ guide and inspire us all…Read more Friday Reflections 05.03.2021

Friday Reflections 19.02.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the Nineteenth Discourse of Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani from the book, “The Sublime Revelation” (Al-Fath ar-Rabbani), pages 136-141 in my copy of the book, translated by Muhtar Holland (1992). May Allah ﷻ bless, forgive, and guide us all. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/ktSRAwlImjw

Friday Reflections 12.02.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the chapter, “The Knowledge of this World” from the book, “The Alchemy of Happiness” by Imam Al-Ghazali, pages 29-34 in my edition of the book. In this chapter, Imam Al-Ghazali highlights the difference between needs and desires, and cautions against chasing unchecked our desires, as these…Read more Friday Reflections 12.02.2021

Friday Reflections 05.02.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss a selection of hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ around the theme of the roles and responsibilities of Muslims to bring harmony within multi-faith, multi-cultural societies. May Allah ﷻ bless, forgive, and have mercy on us all. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/vgvuC9AsK8A

Friday Reflections 22.01.2021

Today, I read and discuss Surah Yasin in the Holy Quran, using the English translation by Dr Safi Kaskas. May Allah ﷻ bless us all and grant us faith and understanding of the holy scriptures. Amin. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/dH-Yjr3lN-M

Friday Reflections 15.01.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Today, I read from Idries Shah’s Learning How to Learn, pages 111-5, and discuss some points that will help people in their studies and practice of Islam and Sufism insha-Allah. May Allah ﷻ bless you all and grant Peace and Goodwill to our Human Family. Amin. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/Fok-f5gSfXI