Archive for the ‘Tasawwuf’ Category

Source: Jinan Bastaki does a wonderful job of reminding us – that we must with our limited abilities of perception – begin to recognize Allah. Our relationship with our Creator does tend to become ritualistic or mechanical over time, for which, the Love of Allah and it’s recognition, are pure enrichment. The answer to […]

Source: NewIslamicDirections A. Silence (الصمت) is to refrain from speaking falsely; not truthfully. Al-Kafawi, al-Kulliyyat الصمت إمساك عن قول الباطل دون الحق  – الكفوي  الكليات Silence (الصمت) differs from not speaking (السكوت) in three ways: 1. Not speaking is to leave off speech despite being capable of it. Capability is not a consideration in defining […]

Beautiful, simply beautiful. Source: Rihla 2009 Blog “God is with the broken-hearted. When your heart breaks, it’s a good thing – the breaking of the heart is what opens it up to the light of Allah. The dunya is designed to break your heart, to crush it.” Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, during his class on Tassawwuf. […]

Source: Ashrafiya Recently Shaykh Mawlana Mohammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) advised a murid to bury the past and make a fresh start. Burying the past may sound a simple thing but in reality it is a big spiritual struggle (mujahidah) with many benefits. For all of us it is a common event to […]

Al-Hamdulillah, I recently came across the Cambridge Khutbas Etcetera blog, which features audio recordings of khutbas (sermons) by Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad. “Society & Solitude” was the first khutba I was fortunate enough to listen to. It was delivered by the Shaykh on the 12th of June, 2009 at Cambridge and I feel if listened to […]

Source: Imam Suhaib Webb’s Blog The Sultan of the ‘Ulema, al’Iz al-Din ‘Abdu al-Salam wrote: “The way to Allah is made up of the apparent and the inner. Its apparent path is Shari’ah and its actualization is the inner. Two words bring both the apparent and the inner together: “It is You alone we worship and it is You […]

Some Muslims are of the opinion that as long as they do the bare minimum (integrals, conditions, and the essential and obligatory actions) they have done enough. For them everything else is merely recommended or merely offensive, and so they see no problem in neglecting the sunna, give no second thought in performing offensive actions, […]

A dear friend of mine brought be some books from his visit to Dar ul-Uloom Karachi, as well as from the Khanqah of Mawlana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar [Damat Barakatuhum]. At the end of one of the books entitled Ta’aluq m’aAllah by the aforementioned author, there was a poem entitled Munajat that grabbed my attention. It’s a short poem of only […]

The following is the text of three articles [one of which has already been posted on Ekhlas] entitled: 1. Beyond the Intellect [Spiritual Tendencies] 2. Reason, Argumentation, and Belief [Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath] 3. Can the existence of God be proven rationally? [Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, SunniPath] Beyond the Intellect: Imam Abū Hāmid al-Ghazālī—may Allāh protect his secret—said: Beyond the intellect is another sphere to […]

Source: Nakhuda An Edited Anthology of the Spiritual Teachings of Hakim Al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi Reviewed by Ismaeel Nakhuda: In spite of its intrinsic attachment to Islam, Sufism – otherwise known as tasawwuf or tazkiya – remains one of the most misunderstood aspects of the din. It is a sad reality that in this […]