Salam alaikum. 🙏🏻 This week's sohbet is on good governance, reflecting upon the example of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in Medina and Imam Ali's Letter to Malik Ashtar. Followed by the traditional weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat. 🧙♂️📿💓 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EuJg07qHrY Recorded live on 6th May 2021
Except from Carl Sagan's, “The Demon-Haunted World”, "Science and Hope". "For me, there are four main reasons for a concerted effort to convey science-in radio, TV, movies, newspapers, books, computer programs, theme parks, and classrooms - to every citizen. In all uses of science, it is insufficient - indeed it is dangerous - to produce…Read more Carl Sagan: Science and Hope
While it may have been written 14 centuries ago, the letter Khalifah Ali ibn Abi Talib wrote to Malik Ashtar is just as, if not even more relevant to us today. May Allah SWT help us return to the noble wisdom of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and his loyal companions, may Allah bless them.…Read more The letter Khalifah Ali ibn Abi Talib wrote to Malik Ashtar
I've been reflecting on a most interesting speech, by a great American General and President, a tremendous man to whom we in Britain and Europe owe in great part, our 20th Century deliverance from Nazi aggression. While the Soviet Union is thankfully no more, the "Chance for Peace" speech by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower…Read more So Peace Is On Me
--- Below is the text of The Final Speech of the Great Dictator, delivered by the character, the Jewish Barber, in Chaplin’s 1940 film, The Great Dictator. The Jewish Barber was played by Sir Charles Chaplin. --- I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to…Read more Final Speech of the Great Dictator by Sir Charles Chaplin
"Happy Independence Day, to all my friends in the United States of America! God bless America, may she return to and embody the noble virtues upon which she was founded." ~ Paul Salahuddin Armstrong "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with…Read more Happy Independence Day, to all my Friends in the USA!
Tim "Mac" Macartney founder of Embercombe (www.embercombe.co.uk) introduces the "Children's Fire" to the attendees of the Qi Global summit in Singapore. He speaks of how over a period of 20 years he was trained by a group of mixed-blood Native Americans to appreciate that many ancient cultures used to govern themselves by a fundamental guiding princiciple, "no…Read more The Children’s Fire
Edited by Paul S Armstrong Imam Ali, the fourth Caliph of Islam and the first Imam of the Ahlul Bayt, is well known for his abiding contribution to spiritual thought. In the Arabic world he's just as famous for being a great jurist and man of letters. The historian Masudi (Murooj-uz-Zahab Masudi Vol. II, p.…Read more Imam Ali’s Famous Epistle To Malik Ashtar, Governor of Egypt