“I am often reminded of Ibn Khaldun, who said, ‘[Deliberately] following ancient customs and traditions [of a faith] does not mean that the dead are living, but that the living are dead.’ I believe that the Qur'an is a living message that applies to my circumstances in today's world, and therefore, given to humankind for…Read more The Quran is a Living Message
Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss a sohbet by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from the book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 1”. The sohbet is titled “Helping Others”, and begins on page 136 in the book. The sohbet discusses a very important point about what religion, all…Read more Friday Reflections 08.01.2021
The main greeting of messengers of God in the Abrahamic religions is: Moses: Shalom aleichemJesus: Shlomo aleykhunMuhammad: Salam alaikum All mean “peace be upon you”, so isn't it time we spread peace? Isn't that what Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, and all the messengers of God, would like us to do? There are of course differences between…Read more Peace Be Upon You 🕊️
Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! This week I read and discuss verses 168–177 in Surah Al-Baqarah, from the Quran translation by Dr Safi Kaskas. These verses capture a lot of the spirit and essence of Islam, and it's good to read and reflect upon them. https://youtu.be/2q9K9yh2vd0
Sohbet from last Thursday's online dhikr. Many people have asked me over the years who we should listen to and follow? There are so many shaykhs, religious and spiritual teachers and preachers of religion. Who is right? Who should we listen to? This can be intimidating, especially for people who don't have much knowledge of…Read more Choosing a Teacher 13.08.2020
Eid Mubarak! Selamat Hari Raya! Wishing everyone a happy and blessed Eid ul Adha!