Friday Reflections 15.10.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! This week I discuss praying on the Messenger of Allah ﷺ also known as 'salawat' and 'durood', by reading from and commenting upon Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad, translated by British scholar, Aisha Bewley, Part 2, Chapter 4, Sections 1-3 (p.250-255). This is a modern English translation of a classical text…Read more Friday Reflections 15.10.2021

Friday Reflections 08.10.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! This week I read and discuss spiritual sicknesses, reading from Irshad: Wisdom of a Sufi Master by Shaykh Muzaffer Ozak Al-Jerrahi (p.135-9). https://youtu.be/r5zT_f2ozps Recorded live on 8th October 2021

Friday Reflections 01.10.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet, “Humility is the Most Important Characteristic of a Believer” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 2”, pages 51-6. May Allah ﷻ grant us to be among the humble ones. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/OCU9KvVGAFM Recorded…Read more Friday Reflections 01.10.2021

Friday Reflections 24.09.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! This week I read and discuss the importance of cultivating the love of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ in Islam, reading from Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad, translated by British scholar, Aisha Bewley, Part 2, Chapter 2, Sections 5-6 (p.229-233). This is a modern English translation of a classical text by…Read more Friday Reflections 24.09.2021

Friday Reflections 20.08.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the life and teachings of Shaykh Abdul Khaliq al-Ghujdawani from the book, “The Naqshbandi Sufi Way, History and Guidebook of the Saints of the Golden Chain” by Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, pages 125-135. May Allah ﷻ bless our shaykhs and raise their stations in the…Read more Friday Reflections 20.08.2021

Friday Reflections 13.08.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet is titled “The Perfection of Islam” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 4”, pages 77-82 in the book. The sohbet discusses the Oneness of God and how this was a central teaching…Read more Friday Reflections 13.08.2021

Friday Reflections 30.07.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani's advice on choosing a teacher of Islam, a shaykh or murshid, from the “Utterances of Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani” (Malfuzat), pages 46-51, translated by Muhtar Holland (1998). May Allah ﷻ grant us to be humble, and guide our hearts in the ways…Read more Friday Reflections 30.07.2021

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