On the Seeking of Pleasure

As human beings, we are naturally inclined towards and driven to seek pleasure. Yet the type of pleasure we seek and what one finds as pleasurable is largely determined by his or her state of consciousness. For one whose consciousness is localized in the lower self and based in ego (the mind and body), pleasure is the satiation of physical appetites and psychological experiences. …

Podcast: Spiritual Asceticism in Islam

In this episode of Soul of Islam Radio, we explore the pillar of Zuhd, which can roughly be translated as spiritual asceticism in Islamic Spirituality. You will learn about the essence of Zuhd through the dissection of the Arabic word, from Qur’anic verses, and through the teachings and application of spiritual asceticism in Islam by the Prophet Muhammad (saws). You will see how …