Moses and the Shepherd

By Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi Image: Moses and the Shepherd by Hossein Behzad Moses once heard a shepherd praying as follows: “O God, show me where thou art, that I may become Thy servant. I will clean Thy shoes and comb Thy hair, and sew Thy clothes, and fetch Thee milk.” When Moses heard him…Read more Moses and the Shepherd

Friday Reflections 25.09.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. This week I read and reflect upon a couple of verses from the Sufi classic, The Conference of the Birds (Mantiq ut-Tahir) by Farid ud-Din Attar.

Khatm Khwajagan 10.09.2020

Sohbet on adab (manners), especially the adab in tariqat a murid should have with their shaykhs. Followed by the weekly dhikr/meditation of the Naqshbandi tariqat.

Friday Reflections 04.09.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. I read the chapter, “The Wisdom of the Spirit” in the the “Bezels of Wisdom” by Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi, translated by Ralph Austin (1980). In the chapter, Ibn al-Arabi discusses his views on the nature of religion, and how it is of two types. The discussion that follows is deep,…Read more Friday Reflections 04.09.2020

Imam Hussain

Imam Hussain courageously stood with only 72 people, and then alone, upholding Islam, liberty, justice, and human rights. When he was mercilessly slaughtered, Yazid thought he'd won. Oh how mistaken he was... Yazid died 3 years later. Today, Hussain’s standard flies high in Karbala and in the hearts of people around the world. Nor is…Read more Imam Hussain

Ashura 2020

Allahumma salli ala sayyidina Muhammadin wa ala ali sayyidina Muhammadin wa barik wa sallim. Oh Allah, send blessings and peace on our master Muhammad, and the family of our master Muhammad. 📿💓🤲🏻🌹💐

Sohbet 27.08.2020

Sohbet on the lessons to be learned from the events of Karbala, and some thoughts on how we should be inspired by them and how these lessons should inform our lives today, whether on a small or large scale depending on individual influence and capacities. May Allah bless Imam Hussain, on whom be peace, and…Read more Sohbet 27.08.2020

A Mureed Is Sent To The Cemetery

Shaykh Abdul-Khaliq al-Ghujdawani once sent one of his mureeds on some missions to prepare him for his Trust. The mureed failed the first two miserably, and the third was to visit a cemetery. One of the first graves he passed near the door had a big tombstone. He stood there looking at the grave, thinking,…Read more A Mureed Is Sent To The Cemetery

Friday Reflections 21.08.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. Happy New Year! 🎉 Reading from Muhammad ﷺ The Messenger of Islam, His Life and Prophecy, by Hajjah Amina Adil, we remember and reflect upon the Hijra migration of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his companions to Medina and the great courage, loyalty, and devotion of Imam Ali, on whom be peace.…Read more Friday Reflections 21.08.2020