Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 28.10.2021

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “A messenger has come to you from among yourselves. Your suffering weighs heavily upon him. He is deeply concerned for you and full of compassion and mercy towards the believers.”~ Holy Quran 9:128 (Safi Kaskas) In this week's sohbet, I discuss the sacrifice of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ throughout his life to…Read more Weekly Sohbet and Dhikr 28.10.2021

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

Good Friends and Bad

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ advised us to be careful of the company we keep. In a sound hadith (tradition) reported by both Bukhari and Muslim, the Prophet said: “The example of a good companion in comparison with a bad one is like that of a musk seller and a blacksmith blowing bellows. From the first one…Read more Good Friends and Bad

Pancasila and the Covenants of Muhammad ﷺ

Earlier today we held a beautiful event at the University of Birmingham Multi-Faith Chaplaincy with the UoB Indonesian Society “Pengajian dan Ramah Tamah Taklim” that had the theme, “Integration of Islam and Pancasila in Our Value of Life”. In my presentation, I compared Pancasila and the Covenants of Muhammad ﷺ, highlighting striking similarities not always…Read more Pancasila and the Covenants of Muhammad ﷺ