07 • The Jewels of Taṣawwuf {Purification of the Soul}

Four Aspects

Four Aspects
August 1, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Abu’l Hasan as-Shadhili {May Allah sanctify his secret} said: Sincerity has only four aspects: 1} What sincerity is; 2} who the sincere person is; 3} in what he is sincere; and 4} toward whom he is sincere. It is ... Read More »

Circles in the Sky

Circles in the Sky
July 11, 2015 No Comments »

“Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it? They fall, and falling, they are given wings.” ~ Maulana Rumi {May Allah have mercy upon him} Read More »

Born With Wings

Born With Wings
July 10, 2015 No Comments »

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” ~ Maulana Rumi {May Allah have mercy upon him} Read More »

Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns
July 7, 2015 No Comments »

“A friend of Allah can have a rose and will pick off the thorns before handing it to you, and the one who does not know the reality of the rose will try to cut you with it.” —Ustadh Luqman ... Read More »

His Own Delusions

His Own Delusions
July 6, 2015 No Comments »

Imam, Sidi ibn Ata’illah al-Iskandari {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: “Nothing will lead somebody like his own delusions.&# Read More »

The Stars Like Candles

The Stars Like Candles
July 5, 2015 No Comments »

Shams Tabrizi was the teacher of Jalaludin ar-Rumi {May Allah have mercy upon them} if you did not know this. O lovers, lovers it is time to set out from the world. I hear a drum in my soul’s ear ... Read More »

Unfounded Slander

Unfounded Slander
June 29, 2015 No Comments »

“I do not care about anyone finding fault in me; As long as I am not blameworthy with Allah. If Allah knows the purity of my innermost heart; Then I am not harmed by some unfounded slander.” –Shaykh Ahmad al-Rifaʻi ... Read More »

Two Open Doors

Two Open Doors
June 28, 2015 No Comments »

“Know that hearing and eyesight are two open doors, whatever enters through them reaches the heart. How many a thing does a man see or hear, which he should not have, but that once they have entered the heart, it ... Read More »

How We See Ourselves

How We See Ourselves
June 24, 2015 No Comments »

How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame welled inside us. If we see God as full ... Read More »

Benefits of Salawat

Benefits of Salawat
June 23, 2015 No Comments »

Lecture from Shaykh Muhammad al-Ninowy’s India Tour 2014 (hafidhahullah) Read More »