Friday Reflections 29.10.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! This week I read and discuss whether we should celebrate Mawlid an-Nabi, by reading a Fatwa from the Awqaf of Dubai by Dr. Isa al-Mani al-Humayri reprinted in The Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine, Volume 3, "The Prophet: Commemorations, Visitation and His Knowledge of the Unseen" by Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Hisham…Read more Friday Reflections 29.10.2021

Friday Reflections 22.10.2021

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 4-6 (p.256-262). This is a modern English translation of a classical text…Read more Friday Reflections 22.10.2021

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

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 14.10.2021

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “God and His angels bless the Prophet, so, believers, bless him and give yourselves up in total submission [to his message].”~ Holy Quran 33:56 (Safi Kaskas) In this week's sohbet, I discuss Mawlid an-Nabi and the immense importance of the Prophet Muhammad within Islam. Followed by the traditional weekly dhikr/meditation of the…Read more Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 14.10.2021

Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 07.10.2021

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “People, a lesson has now come to you from your Lord, and a cure for what is in your hearts, and guidance and grace to the believers. Say, ‘It is grace and mercy from God, so let them rejoice; it is better than all [the wealth] that they have accumulated.’”~ Holy Quran…Read more Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 07.10.2021

Friday Reflections 13.11.2020

Salam alaikum and Jummah and Mawlid 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 2-4 (p.224-229). This is a modern English translation of a classical…Read more Friday Reflections 13.11.2020

Friday Reflections 06.11.2020

Salam alaikum and Jummah and Mawlid Mubarak! This week I read and discuss how Allah ﷻ honoured the Prophet ﷺ with some of His own Beautiful Names and Qualities, reading from Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad, translated by British scholar, Aisha Bewley, Part 1, Chapter 3, Section 14 (p.126-131). This is a modern English translation of…Read more Friday Reflections 06.11.2020

Friday Reflections 30.10.2020

Salam alaikum and Jummah and Mawlid Mubarak! This week I read and discuss Chapter 3, Section 10, of Muhammad, Messenger of Allah – Ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad, translated by British scholar, Aisha Bewley (p.114-9). This is a modern English translation of a classical text by Qadi ‘Iyad Ibn Musa Al-Yahsubi, who lived in the 6th…Read more Friday Reflections 30.10.2020