Fear, an obstacle to the Truth, preventing one from experiencing love for all living things. It is fear that prevents us from embracing man as the manifestation of God that he is. Rather than seeing a man as a potential threat, we should rejoice in our common source - God. Hafiz's poem 'Your Mother and … Continue reading Fanaa and a Sacred Reunion
When people ask how are you? They meant to ask about your soul. The question is really, how is the state of your soul right now? A lot of people asked me, and I can't help but to reply "down". Because what's more worrying than the state of our souls. "Pray for me", greatly appreciate … Continue reading Path of Shukrulillah
In a tale of human progress and a defence of progress, people learn from their parents and their parents' parents, and who, after trials and tribulations, wind up committed to each other. Unrecognizing that our life is a story of fellowship. Because when you look deeper into the unconscious, the separations between individuals begin to … Continue reading Were we mere blank slates?
"Every criminal, miser, abuser, scoffer, embezzler, and hateful person does what he or she does because of a diseased heart. If hearts were sound, these actions would no longer be a reality. So if we want to change our world, we do not begin by rectifying the outward. Instead, we must change the condition of … Continue reading The art of Jihad – Internal War
Sometimes a relationship ends, and just as much as you go around asking people for their opinions, every one points their fingers at you saying that it was your fault. So the frustration to explain yourself debilitates the whole process. You face rejections instead of understanding. You blame yourself for the outcome. And then when you get back, and that if you do, you get … Continue reading Love Yourself
"The ethical rules of the Sufi in his relationship with others include: When a person seeks him he accepts him; when a person is away from him he does not forget about him; when a person associates with him he shapes his conduct; and when a person refuses to associate with him he will not … Continue reading Relationships in Sufism
In our foolishness at times we question will I find a job as good as this? Will I find like minded people as in line as my goals as this? We fear of taking the risk, we fear losing company. Yet we hold on to something that doesn't work anymore. Every time we say I'm … Continue reading Faqir