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 Divine Decree and Destiny

The concept and principle of destiny is of such importance in Islam that it constitutes one of the very Articles of Faith, and is thus an affirmation of the divine power, omnipotence and glory of God the Creator. A proper understanding of destiny and decree is essential to a life of balance and walking the subtle and straight path of Islam that leads …

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 …

Podcast: The Islamic Renaissance

Perhaps nothing is more universally misunderstood in the modern era than the way of life known as al-Islam. Although originally revealed as a divine and prophetic path to peace and prosperity, Islam has in recent times become globally associated with violence and terrorism, with intolerance and ignorance. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Islam was revealed as a …

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: Love in Islam

What is the importance of love in Islam? You may be surprised by what you hear in this special episode of Soul of Islam Radio, in which we discuss the deeper reality of love, its utter importance in the life and spiritual path of the Muslim, and how it is love the propels creation back towards its Absolute Divine Source, the …

Podcast: How to Represent Islam

Islam is nearly universally misunderstood in the modern world, and as Muslims, it is imperative to ask, “What is the most effective way to represent Islam truly?” Islam is understood primarily as a cultural identity and a dogmatic belief system by the majority of Muslims, rather than the living spiritual path of awakening and enlightenment it truly is, and as …