Expansion of the Heart with Imam Fode Drame

Imam Fode Drame is a contemporary guide and teacher of classical Islamic spirituality and discipline, and in this illuminating interview with Soul of Islam Radio, shares secrets of sacred knowledge that re-establish spirituality as the fundamental foundation of Islam. Imam Fode explains that the spiritual path and journey of the holy and blessed Prophet Muhammad ﷺ progressed through three essential stages of …

Seeking Sacred Knowledge with Ustadha Linda Ayyash

Ustadha Linda Ayyash is a student and teacher of sacred knowledge. She has spent most of her life in the pursuit and study of this most noble of all fields of knowledge, and in this interview with Soul of Islam Radio, shares not only her personal experiences in seeking sacred knowledge, but also valuable and key insights and suggestions for …

Ten Forms of Quranic Recitation with Shaykh Mostafa Muftah

There are literally but a handful of master Quranic reciters in North America qualified to recite the noble and sacred scripture in all ten forms of recitation. Shaykh Mostafa Muftah is one of them, and in this engaging and inspiring episode of Soul of Islam Radio, he shares with us the profound depth and beauty of the perpetual miracle of …

Compassionate Communication with Jamil Popatia

Compassionate Communication with Jamil Popatia

Compassionate communication, also often professionally referred to as Nonviolent Communication, is the conscious, aware and mindful approach to connecting with others from a state and intention of love, compassion, empathy, patience and sobriety. Al-Islam continually calls us towards developing a character of beauty and to exemplify nobility and excellence in all aspects of our lives as did the holy, noble …

Facing Addiction with Farhad Ameli

Addiction, whether with regards to substance abuse or in the context of behavioral addiction, is a universal malaise, and the Muslim Community is no exception. In this engaging interview on Soul of Islam Radio with Farhad Ameli, director at 2 Shine Again Treatment Center in California, Ihsan discusses the nature of addiction and how one must take a proactive and …

Shaykh Faisal Abdur-Razzaq on Classical Islam

In this illuminating interview with Soul of Islam Radio, Shaykh Faisal Abdur-Razzaq sheds light on key aspects of Classical Islam, particularly as they relate to the contemporary practice of the modern Muslim. Beginning with the Hadith of Jibril (as), Shaykh Faisal describes the Three Levels of Islam and the vital importance of tasawwuf and tazkiyya, also known as Sufism and self-purification, on the path to …

Joy

Joy, although at times elusive, is in fact our natural state. Yet often, as we grow, mature, develop and are programmed in and by the world, we progressively lose this original and natural state of joy, and so increasingly succumb to fear, stress, anxiety, worry and unhappiness. Yet by learning how to transcend negative emotions by consciously choosing joy, we begin …

Podcast: Hajj and the Journey to the Divine

[hr] [hr] Soul of Islam Radio: Hajj and the Journey to the Divine The sacred pilgrimage of the Hajj is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, as taught by the blessed Prophet Muhammad (saws), and is undeniably the greatest communal spiritual experience on earth. The Hajj is of such importance that this holy journey is required of all able Muslims at …

Podcast: Emotional Freedom

When well understood and practiced, Islamic spirituality results in what may be termed emotional freedom, a state in which we attain freedom and independence from the negative emotions that arise as a result of the conditioned and misprogrammed human mind. Islam in essence is a path of personal transformation based upon divine revelation in the understanding that the will of the Divine …

Podcast: The Spirituality of Salat

Salat, the Islamic prayer practice, can be said to be the fundamental expression of Islam. Although involving physical postures and movements, as well as recitations from the Holy Qur’an, salat is in essence a spiritual practice and experience, and by understanding the spirituality of salat, we can truly reap the rewards of this divinely revealed meditative spiritual practice. Although salat …