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
“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you…Read more What Causes Fights & Quarrels?
Ertugrul receives a blessed shirt from Ibn Arabi in series 2, episode 25 of the famous TRT Turkish historical drama. Video credit: TRT https://youtu.be/lm52Mlekv04
By David Little Elk The Lakota expression "Mitakuye Oyas'in" means "we are all related". It also means that "the universe within each of us is interconnected as we are connected to universe around us". Lakota Society places focus on the present because the present thought patterns decide what will happen in the future. When one…Read more Timelessness
Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. In this week’s Friday Reflections I read from the Conference of the Birds by Shaykh Farid ud-Din Attar, reflecting on the story of the partridge and attachment to the things of this world. https://youtu.be/oNmpiBp-x2E
“We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future. As Winston Churchill said on taking office some twenty years ago: if we open a quarrel between the present and the past, we shall be in danger of losing…Read more JFK Light the Candle
For of those to whom much is given, much is required. And when at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each one of us--recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state--our success or failure, in whatever office we may hold, will be…Read more JFK Four Questions