Foolish Pride of Ego

“Allah created ego [nefs] and asked him to come to His presence; but ego went back. When Allah asked him to go back, he came nearer. Whatever Allah ordered, ego did the opposite. Allah asked him, ‘Who am I and who are you?’, ordering him to declare that he is servant to Him. But ego…Read more Foolish Pride of Ego

Who Controls Your Heart?

“The biggest war that we are doing [is] for our hearts. Shaithan [is] rushing to come and sit through your hearts. Shaithan [is] coming and putting his flag through your hearts. Then you should be under his command. And angels [are] coming to defeat Shaithan, to make your hearts for Allah Almighty. If you are…Read more Who Controls Your Heart?

Trust In God

As I looked outside, I saw some sparrows hopping about on the roof. We also have sparrows in Cyprus, and I wondered what the living conditions were like for sparrows here in London. So I asked the sparrow, “Are you in any difficulties living here in London? If so, I may ask the sparrows in…Read more Trust In God

Surface and Depth

“Ehl-i Şeriat (people of the Sharia, meaning, the ulema) looks at the surface (zahir) and are only concerned with it. Ehl-i Tarikat (people of the tarikat) enters the inside of the ‘Palace’ and talk from inside the ‘Palace’. Ehl-i Şeriat say, ‘all we see is just the surface of the building; here are the columns,…Read more Surface and Depth

Shaykh Nazim and the Youth of Woking

“I was told by a Turkish Cypriot mürid how the Sheikh had successfully brought a huge Muslim youth of Woking from the edge of crime to the tranquil atmosphere of tarikat: ‘The young generation of the mürids of South Asian origins had been a real troublemakers in the town before the Sheikh started to deal…Read more Shaykh Nazim and the Youth of Woking

No Wisdom Makes People Run Away

“The prophet said whoever behaves with gentleness (rifk) towards other people, he succeeds in the world. Whoever behaves with harshness (huşunet), he fails and also makes others fail. Gentleness enables one to reach his aim; harshness prevents one from reaching his aims. This is the word of the Prophet. We are obliged to keep the…Read more No Wisdom Makes People Run Away

Friday Reflections 13.08.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet is titled “The Perfection of Islam” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 4”, pages 77-82 in the book. The sohbet discusses the Oneness of God and how this was a central teaching…Read more Friday Reflections 13.08.2021

Living Simply, Naturally and Avoiding Waste

By Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani Mankind is one extended family. We are all related, and, therefore we share many characteristics, among them a great spiritual power hidden within our being. But our five senses carry us away from ourselves and ensure that we are constantly engaged in our surroundings. As long as we are…Read more Living Simply, Naturally and Avoiding Waste

A Strong Thread

By Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani I have met so many people here in the West who have delved deeply into the great traditions of the East. They have acquired wisdom through seeking it. They have read, traveled, listened and learned. The attraction for everything oriental is a divine inspiration in the hearts of Western…Read more A Strong Thread