Friday Reflections 23.09.2022

Salam alaikum! I read and discuss the sohbet, “Three Trees” by Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani from his book, “Banquet for the Soul” (2008), pages 78-94. May Allah ﷻ help us to distinguish between heavenly and other inspirations, and hold fast to the noble ways and guidance of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the awliya Allah.…Read more Friday Reflections 23.09.2022

Sufi Meditation 19.09.2022

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “Truly those Believers in this message, as well as the Jews, the Christians, and the Sabeans, whoever believes in God and in the Last Day and does righteous deeds will have their reward from their Lord, and will not have fear, nor will they grieve.”~ Holy Quran 2:62 (Safi Kaskas) Today was…Read more Sufi Meditation 19.09.2022

Muhasabah (Auditing Yourself)

In our way, in order to eliminate the darkness of the heart, it is necessary for the seeker to take a notebook and write down the bad characteristics of one’s ego. Everyone is able to document at least 200 bad manners; to write them down is the key to dissolving them. Whoever has not done…Read more Muhasabah (Auditing Yourself)

A Little Wisdom

May Allah Almighty give us from His Divine Wisdom, because we may have knowledge, but if no wisdom, knowledge is going to do nothing. We are in need of wisdom, and a little wisdom is more important than all of this world's knowledge. Knowledge cannot push or pull you, but wisdom may pull you or…Read more A Little Wisdom

Sufi Meditation 12.09.2022

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “Truly, Abraham was equal to a community in himself; he was devoted to obeying God. He turned from all that is wrong — and he was not among those idolaters. He was grateful for the grace poured out on him by God — God had chosen him and guided him along a…Read more Sufi Meditation 12.09.2022

Sufi Meditation 05.09.2022

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “Rush toward forgiveness from your Lord and a Heavenly Garden as wide as the heavens and the earth, prepared for those who are mindful of God. Those who give in good times and in bad, suppress their rage and pardon other people. God loves those who do good”~ Holy Quran 3:133-4 (Safi…Read more Sufi Meditation 05.09.2022

Reflections 03.09.2022

Salam alaikum! I read and discuss the sohbet, “The Secret of Life” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani from his book, “Defending Truth” (1997), pages 38-43. May Allah ﷻ grant us understanding of heavenly and worldly knowledge and help us to hold fast to the noble ways and guidance of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and…Read more Reflections 03.09.2022

Sufi Meditation 29.08.2022

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “… God knows the difference between one who corrupts and one who improves things. If God had wanted, He would have made things difficult for you. God is strong and wise.”~ Holy Quran 2:220 (Safi Kaskas) “Make things easy for the people, and do not make it difficult for them, and make…Read more Sufi Meditation 29.08.2022

Perfection

“Seek perfection but don't expect to attain it overnight. Perfection is something that only comes through time and consistent effort and remember, the truest of perfections belongs only to Allah ﷻ. Don't expect to achieve perfection in your first baby steps. But at the same time, never give up striving for it.” ~ Paul Salahuddin…Read more Perfection

Sufi Meditation 22.08.2022

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “Our way is (founded on) association and goodness comes from congregation.”~ Muhammad Bahauddin Shah Naqshband In this week's sohbet I discuss the importance of community and its centrality to Islam and indeed all faith traditions. Followed by the traditional weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat. 🧙‍♂️📿💓 https://youtu.be/tqXaBwU-g78 Recorded live on 22nd August…Read more Sufi Meditation 22.08.2022