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  • June 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm in Teachings of Awliya

    Reasons why you should own The Destitute

    Is there not on earth something other than wealth for people to enjoy and call a blessing? Where on earth is there a market where angels are arrayed to offer simple blessings and to sell them for…
  • June 10, 2014 - 1:34 pm in Teachings of Awliya

    Be tough on yourself

    When you see yourself doing something bad, you should be tough on yourself. And you should be preoccupied with you own tawba and sorting yourself out than being obsessed with all that's going on in…
  • June 2, 2014 - 9:20 pm in Teachings of Awliya

    Dismantling one’s shortcomings

    The first of the four ways for one who wants to find out their own shortcomings is through sitting with one blessed with a deep insight into the "failings of the nafs" ('uyūb al-nafs), one who is…
  • May 19, 2014 - 9:19 am in Teachings of Awliya

    Religion is not sitting still

    “Tawba, repentance from sins by returning to the One who conceals faults and the One who knows all hidden things, is the beginning of the path of the wayfarers.” — Imam al Ghazalli Religion…
  • April 25, 2014 - 9:21 pm in Teachings of Awliya

    Rizq | Imam al Haramayn al Juwayni

    The teacher of Imam al Ghazalli, and the great theologian of Islam, Imam al-Haramayn al-Juwayni was one of the most eloquent of speakers of his generation to the extent that those listening to him…
  • April 21, 2014 - 8:38 pm in Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, Teachings of Awliya

    The Prophet ﷺ was superhuman

    The Prophet ﷺ was superhuman in character, not in body, and we should all aspire to be “Muhammad” in our traits. If you want to be Sayyid, the path is not to sit, it's to get up and serve. —…
  • April 6, 2014 - 9:15 pm in Teachings of Awliya

    Plunge into the Sea

    Shiblî sought Junayd as a teacher and said to him, "You are recommended as an expert on pearls (enlightenment and wisdom), either give me one, or sell one to me." "If I sell you one, you will not…
  • April 6, 2014 - 12:41 pm in Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, Teachings of Awliya

    Appetite

    Don't fulfil your appetites, thinking that you'll break it. Haven't you seen how the gourmand only increases in his desire for food, the more he eats? — Imam al Busiri رضي الله عنه Nothing…
  • April 6, 2014 - 12:13 pm in Teachings of Awliya

    The Adab of Driving

    The maqam of driving is “preferring others to yourself”. When people have that Adab on the road, driving becomes much more safer. It's already an incredibly difficult and dangerous thing to do…
  • April 5, 2014 - 10:04 pm in Teachings of Awliya

    Tradition

    In the past, children would grow up with their grandparents. I remember going to bed every night and my grandmother would tell me stories - some of which were too fascinating to believe. This tradition…
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