To Be Dressed in the Attributes of Allah

A great spiritual teacher was once asked, what is tasawwuf, or “Sufism,” the spiritual path and dimension of the faith and religion of al-Islam. He replied, “To be dressed in the Attributes of Allah,” referring to the 99 Names and Attributes of God, al-Asma ul-Husna, regarding which the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “Whosoever preserves and protects (hifz) the Asma ul-Husna, the 99 Names and …

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: Transcending the Matrix

The movie The Matrix, originally released in 1999 at the end of the millennium, was a powerful tour de force of special spiritual significance, unveiling subtle and valuable concepts to common consciousness, and providing a framework with which to understand enlightenment and awakening, particularly with regards to Islamic Spirituality, or Sufism. In a special episode of Soul of Islam Radio, …

Podcast: Maryam Kabeer Faye and Her Journey Through Ten Thousand Veils

Shaykha Maryam Kabeer Faye, author of the autobiography Journey Through Ten Thousand Veils in which she details her personal, private and deeply spiritual journey towards the Divine Presence of God through the path of Islam and Islamic Spirituality, also known as Sufism, is a beautiful example of how, more than anything, it is sincerity and the courage to follow one’s …

Shaykh Nazim: Unity Beyond Duality

The following excerpt, as transcribed in the book Ocean of Unity, originally published in 1987, is taken from the teachings and associations of Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani, the great teacher of Islamic Spirituality, also known as Sufism, and the Reviver of the the Way in the 20th Century. Shaykh Nazim: Unity Beyond Duality [box] Does anyone think that the ocean is only what …

Podcast: Imam Al-Ghazali and His Deliverance from Error

Imam al-Ghazali, who lived in the 11th through 12th centuries of the Common Era, and who came to be known as Hujjat al-Islam, the Proof of Islam, was one of the most influential men of knowledge within Islamic History. His Ihya uloom ad-Din, the Revival of the Religious Sciences, is widely regarded as one of the most important works of …

Podcast: Sufism and Islam

In this episode of Soul of Islam Radio, Ahmad and I discuss the topic of Sufism and Islam. You will learn about the origin and meaning of Sufism, its etymological roots and its historical development. We also discuss the vital importance of both the inner and the outer dimensions of religion, the importance of one’s lineage in the transmission of knowledge and of a …

What is Sufism?

Properly understanding what is Sufism is essential in our current age, more important now than ever before, for it is within the sacred tradition of Sufism that humanity will fully flower in consciousness, nearness to the Divine, and awaken to the next stage in human development and the evolution of consciousness. Although Sufism is nearly universally misunderstood by both Muslims and …

How to Have an Attitude of Gratitude

It can be said that the quality of your life is determined by the quality of emotions you experience on a consistent basis. Do you find yourself as a norm feeling grateful, happy and joyous? Or do fear, frustration and anger tend to dominate your experiences in life? By learning how to have an attitude of gratitude, you can dramatically …