God is One and Only

“When Absolute Being has to be indicatedMen use the word ‘I’ to express it.When ‘The Truth’ is set in evidence in a phenomenonYou express it by the word ‘I,’‘I’ and ‘you ’ are the accidents of Very Being.The lattices of the niches of the lamp of Necessary Being.Know bodies and spirits are all the One…Read more God is One and Only

Friday Reflections 20.01.2023

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the sohbet, “The Importance of Belief in God” by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani from his book, “Liberating the Soul: A Guide for Spiritual Growth, Volume 2” (2002), pages 142-149. May Allah ﷻ grant us to be among the grateful ones who turn towards their Lord…Read more Friday Reflections 20.01.2023

Friday Reflections 06.01.2023

I read and discuss “Misunderstandings of Sufi Ideas and Formulations” from the book “The Way of the Sufi” (1968) by Idries Shah, pages 20-24; where the author highlights the confusion around Sufism, both within wider society and even among people trying to follow the Sufi way themselves. May Allah ﷻ help us all to cut…Read more Friday Reflections 06.01.2023

Weekend Reflections 17.12.2022

Salam alaikum! I read and discuss the chapter, “War against the Ego” by Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani from his book, “Fifty Days - The Divine Disclosures During a Holy Sufi Seclusion” (2010), pages 97-111. May Allah ﷻ help us to overcome our egos and always remain connected to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the awliya…Read more Weekend Reflections 17.12.2022

Sohbet and Sufi Meditation 12.12.2022

Salam alaikum. In the name of Allah, the Merciful-to-all, the Mercy Giver: “(Prophet) We sent you the Book, setting forth the Truth, confirming what is available of earlier revelations and with final authority over them. Judge between them in accordance with what God has sent down. Do not follow their whims, which deviate from the…Read more Sohbet and Sufi Meditation 12.12.2022

Friday Reflections 11.11.2022

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak! I read and discuss the biography of Rabia Basri ق from the book, “Tadhkaratul-Aulia” or “Memories of Saints” by Fariduddin Attar, translated by Dr Bankey Behari (1993), pages 14-26 in my copy of the book. Oh Allah ﷻ grant that we may live in remembrance of You and be raised…Read more Friday Reflections 11.11.2022

Unconscious Hearts

Happy FridayJummah Mubarak The soul awakens when the time is right, this is not something that can ever be forced, nor is that ever desirable. 🙏🏻☺️

Sohbet and Sufi Meditation 31.10.2022

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “Believers, remain mindful of God, seek ways to come closer to Him, and strive for His cause so that you may prosper.”~ Holy Quran 5:35 (Safi Kaskas) In this week's sohbet I discuss how small things can be important, especially when they become a regular practice, and how observing ourselves is an…Read more Sohbet and Sufi Meditation 31.10.2022

Salawat

Keep reading salawat and try to read extra, especially during these last days of this holy month. The blessings of salawat are countless and in doing so, you are following a direction of Allah ﷻ in the Holy Quran. Allah ﷻ tells us He sends salawat as do the angels عَ, so let us join…Read more Salawat

Sohbet and Sufi Meditation 03.10.2022

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “The night that Muhammad ﷺ was born, Allah Almighty, Exalted be He, commanded the angels to open wide all the gates of Heaven and of Paradise; on that day the sun shone with more brilliance, and greater was its light than on other days, and the whole world was gladdened.”~ Muhammad ﷺ…Read more Sohbet and Sufi Meditation 03.10.2022