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STAYING IN SPRING Rabi al Awwal (literally: ‘First Spring) is the month for celebrating the beginning of light and life, the birth of Guidance: the Apostle of God may the light of God continue to nourish his being and deepen our connection to him. That was the first spring - the first life after darkness.  By God’s Grace, the spring never finishes...He gives us the first cup, and then...

FRIDAY, AND WHERE TO MEET THE LORD

FRIDAY, AND WHERE TO MEET THE LORD We ask You, Who is Closer to us than our very selves, to forgive us to pardon usto bless us with the gifts You gave to the greatest of Your friends We ask You to connect us with the great Guide, Saviour of humanity, the humble one who conveyed Your Message to humanity with total devotion, commitment and trustworthiness, the one who has handed us the flame...

WHO ARE MIRACLES FOR?

WHO ARE MIRACLES FOR? Some people feel intimidated today when they see the power and force that those committing evil display.  And not only display, but actually hold. Sometimes it looks miraculous - the way it seems everything is working out just right for those evil people. Their plans are all panning out, with perfect timing, and everything is going their way and nothing is stopping it....

WHAT IS Jumua?

What is Jumua? We praise Allah and thank Him for allowing this space and this moment for reminding each other and of calling each other to duty, calling each other to truth, calling each other to the place where we should be. In reality, this space of Jumua is a sacred space. The hour of the day in itself is a sacred space. If you are called to connect to God on the day of Jumua, make your...

Friends and Anti-friends or “How to be Loveable”

Friendship and Anti-friendship or How to be Loveable A message for people of insight, and a reminder to the seeker of God ever willing to turn towards Him I sing the praises of my Lord, and I seek connection to the Final Guide and Apostle, the Noble one, Muhammad. Contemplate this Prophetic Teaching with me, and may it be that those who find themselves warned by it will be empowered to stop...

A Call to Empathy

A Call to Empathy At a time like this when things are so hard from the outside, things are difficult from every side, people should be softer and kinder with one another, make more room to show care to each other. When there is so much injustice in the world, it saddens the heart to see that the human being, instead of making the effort of aligning him or herself with wajib al-waqt - the duty of...

THE SECRET OF THE ORDER

THE SECRET OF THE ORDER At the end of the Sacred Letter to humanity, the Holy Quran, we find the three chapters: the Chapter of Victory and Opening, the Chapter of Masad, and the Chapter of Sincerity.  Masad is a chapter that speaks of the uncle of the Prophet, who was known as Abu Lahab – “the father of flames,” and his ultimate abode in the flames of hellfire. Given the beauty of...
Allah only created us to seek Him, to realize His Love for us, and to come into harmony with His Love for us. The words we speak first thing in the morning, are our first stoking of the day of this love. Our Teacher in love, may Allah continue to nourish his soul and our connection to him, taught us to say: "We have awoken to this day, with our Lord God as the Sovereign over all, and we thank...
You can have a thousand questions but if you develop one quality all those questions will be resolved. If you develop the quality of patience, this will be enough to answer your questions, because it will save you from reacting and interpreting things impulsively. It will give you the attitude of knowing that you don't know everything. It will teach you that what is needed is to humbly listen,...
This is your life, dear brother, dear sister. You have only these moments. The Prophet, may Allah continue to nourish his soul and our connection to him, tells us in a Hadith Qudsi that Allah Most High addresses the human being, saying: O child of Adam, you are but a collection of days. Each day passing is a part of you passing away. How will we live these days? Acts of worship are a means to...