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

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

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

Look For Teachers

Many people have asked me over the years: Who should we follow? There are so many different shaykhs, imams, preachers, who should we follow or learn from? I advise people to look for teachers rather than preachers. A teacher is someone who you visit and spend time with to learn from because they have knowledge…Read more Look For Teachers

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

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