Friday Reflections 26.03.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss Chapter 1, “Man's Return Home to the Original Source” from Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani's book, “The Secret of Secrets”, pages 13-17 in my copy of the book, translated by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti (1992). May Allah ﷻ guide and inspire us all to live in the…Read more Friday Reflections 26.03.2021

Friday Reflections 05.03.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss Chapter 11 “The Joy of Being Good and the Misery of the Rebel” from Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani's book, “The Secret of Secrets”, pages 58-64 in my copy of the book, translated by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti (1992). May Allah ﷻ guide and inspire us all…Read more Friday Reflections 05.03.2021

Friday Reflections 19.02.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the Nineteenth Discourse of Shaykh Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani from the book, “The Sublime Revelation” (Al-Fath ar-Rabbani), pages 136-141 in my copy of the book, translated by Muhtar Holland (1992). May Allah ﷻ bless, forgive, and guide us all. 🤲🏻 https://youtu.be/ktSRAwlImjw

Hadrat Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani

As-Sayyid Sultanul Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad ‘Adil ar-Rabbani Hazretleri ق ṣuḥbat, 5 December 2019 / 8 Rabī‘u l-Akhir 1441, Akbaba Dergah, Istanbul, Turkey As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuh. A‘ūdhu billāhi minash-shayṭāni r-rajīm. Bismillāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. Aṣ-ṣalātu wa s-salāmu ‘alá Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-awwalīna wa l-ākhirīn. Madad yā RasūlAllah, madad yā Sādāti Aṣḥābi Rasūlillāh, madad…Read more Hadrat Abdul-Qadir Al-Jilani

Friday Reflections 04.12.2020

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Reading is highly encouraged and beneficial to our hearts and souls, especially reading the works of scholars and saints. I'm always amazed how relevant many of the words of great scholars and saints (Awliyah Allah) – especially the saints, can be, even after many centuries have passed. This week I…Read more Friday Reflections 04.12.2020

Friday Reflections 27.11.2020

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! Reading is good and beneficial to our hearts and souls, especially reading the works of scholars and saints. We may even find things written long ago that apply even more today then when first written. This week I read and discuss The Thirty-Third Discourse in The Removal of Cares (Jalā…Read more Friday Reflections 27.11.2020

Friday Reflections 14.08.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. This week I discuss a question about Hadra and Sufism, and close with a reading of The Thirteen Letter of Fifteen Letters by Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani which concerns the significance of the Quranic verse, “Allah is the Light of the heavens and earth” (24:35). Don't let the bidah brigade make…Read more Friday Reflections 14.08.2020

Friday Reflections 07.08.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. This week I read and discuss The First Letter of Fifteen Letters by Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani which concerns the initial stage of attraction by the Truth (jadhbat al-Haqq). An interesting point about this letter, and indeed all the letters in the book, are the extensive references to the Holy Quran.…Read more Friday Reflections 07.08.2020