Tuesday, 28 October 2008


As-Salamu 'alaykum wa rahmatu Llahi wa barakatu :)

Shaykh 'Abd al Rahman Interpeted

Shaykh 'Abd al Rahman [may Allah be well pleased with him] Interpeted -translated and expounded meanings by Shaykh Nuh Keller.

PS: Picture from traditionalpath.com

Hadra Recording

Hadras of Old -Side 2 -track 5


SubhanAllah !

Five Qirsh's Pride

As I left the shop I glanced up into the clear night sky and squinted with jesting protest at the stars. "Exactly five qirsh short." I laughed to myself thinking of the first shopkeeper.

Next time, insha Allah I know what to do.

Read the complete entry at : http://qays.vox.com/library/post/five-qirshs-pride.html

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Hadra Recording

The Hadra recording [2nd] from the zawiya on Laylat al-Qadr 2008 is excellent.

It can be heard on http://shadhiliteachings.com

Friday, 24 October 2008

"Knowing the Beloved of God"

A series of lectures by our respected teacher Sheikh Faraz Rabbani at http://seekersguidance.com/site/blog.html


Wednesday, 22 October 2008

A Taste of Tasawwuf - Part 1

Nothing should prove difficult that you seek through your Lord
and nothing prove easy that you seek through yourself.

One of the signs of the signs of success at the endings is turning to Allah at one`s beginning.
He who`s beginning is illumined, his ending is also illuminated.

From the Hikam of Sidi Ibn `Ata `Illah.
Teacher : Sheikh Nuh Keller

Link : http://www.sunnipath.com/Academy/OnlineCourses/Spirituality/A-Taste-of-Tasawwuf-Part-1.aspx

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Discourses of Rumi

Within people there is a longing and a desire such that, even if a hundred thousand worlds were theirs to own, still they would find no rest or comfort.They try every trade and craft, studying astronomy, medicine and every other subject, but they reach no completion, for they have not found their true desire. Poets call the Beloved "heart`s ease," because there the heart finds ease. How can we find peace and rest in anything but the Beloved?

All these pleasures and persuits are like a ladder. The rungs of a ladder are not a place to make one`s home ; there are for passing by. Fortunate are those who learn this. The long road becomes short for them , and they do not waste their lives upon the steps.

From :"Discourses of Rumi" translated by A.J Arberry, Page 119

A Moth

The maker of all false claims comes to You empty-handed
Unable to hold one`s head , and eyes filled with tears

A last request before the Mighty King
The slave seeks a blinding desire to be a moth before Your flame

A moth that knows only to do
Again and again towards You and in You

Reduce one to a moth!
Ya Rabb !

Monday, 20 October 2008

Letter to Dr. Abdullah by Sheikh Nuh Keller

How can one condemn making dhikr while standing, or standing while making dhikr, when Allah Most High says, “. . . those who invoke Allah standing, sitting, and upon their sides” (Koran 3:191). And ‘A’isha (Allah be well pleased with her) said, “The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) used to invoke Allah at all times” [Sahih Muslim, 1.282: 373]. And if dancing is added to this standing, it may not be condemned, as it is of the joy of spiritual vision and ecstasy, and the hadith exists [in many sources, such as Musnad al-Imam Ahmad, 1.108, with a sound (hasan) chain of transmission] that Ja‘far ibn Abi Talib danced in front of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) when the Prophet told him, “You resemble me in looks and in character,” dancing from the happiness he felt from being thus addressed, and the Prophet did not condemn him for doing so, this being a basis for the legal acceptability of the Sufis dancing from the joys of the ecstasies they experience (al-Hawi li al-fatawi, 2.234).

Read the complete letter at : http://shadhilitariqa.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=49

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Introduction to Islamic Spirituality

Allah was and nothing besides and He is now even as He always was.

Introduction to Islamic Spirituality

Get a taste for Sufism's teachings through readings from the Hikam of Imam Ibn 'Ata' Illah through lessons with a living master of spirituality.
This is an excellent course at SunniPath by Sheikh Nuh Keller.
If possible do try and enroll and insh`Allah you will find it very beneficial.
PS:Picture taken from SunniPath.com

The Heart of a sufi

Is deeper than an ocean and bigger than the universe
one wonder what contains it !

Nothing but Him.
Subhan Allah !

Only hidden by flesh for these ignorant eyes,
Ya Rabb, thy mercy is beyond one`s comprehension

It`s surely from your Rahma,
that one sees the heart of a sufi

Subhan Allah.

Monday, 13 October 2008


SeekersGuidance (http://www.seekersguidance.com/), the Online Islamic Educational Portal of Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, has just launched its fall courses in:
1. Islamic Law (Fiqh)
2. Beliefs & Understanding (Aqida)
3. Prophetic Guidance
4. Qur'anic Studies
Course Format: Conveniently downloadable lessons.

Course Texts: Text translations, lesson handouts, review questions, and other related readings will be provided upon course opening.

Registration is now open.
First 10 registrants in each course get an early bird 20% discount
First 5 registrants in each course also get a free copy of "The Branches of Faith: Bringing Faith to Life" (a 4-lesson set)
Returning students registering in any course get a free copy of Imam Ghazali on "Organizing Your Religious Routines"
Courses to commence from Friday, Oct 17th 2008.