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
"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
A 'ba' is not a 'dza', a non-linear thinker is not a linear thinker. Here’s a quick quiz I've gotten from a website to determine your thinking style. Imagine yourself facing a challenge. Does column one or column two feel like the best way to proceed? Column One … Continue reading Non-linear thinking and its spirituality
Really love the approach of Shaykh Muhammad Adeyinka Mendes when it comes to spirituality. Imbuing spirituality with social issues, which I find personally relatable when it comes to the teaching or therapeutic line like counselling or psychology. It was a privilege to have him here all the way from the US and to remind us … Continue reading Purpose of place: finding Allah through life’s mission
Inspired by the concept of twin flames. I dedicate this amateur writing of mine for the soul that is in all of us, in our deepest essence. 🙂 For some reason, this concept of twin flame caught my attention because somehow I could relate to it. So for those of you who do not know … Continue reading Islamic view of a twin flame union