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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Podcast: Daniel Amin Colman and His Path to Islam

The Prophet Muhammad (saws) is recorded as having said, “There are as many paths to God as there are breaths of mankind.” Each story of the journey to Islam and the Prophetic Path, particularly in the wake of our modern materialist culture, is a unique experience filled with inspiration, light and divine wisdom. In this episode of Soul of Islam Radio, … Read More

Podcast: The Light of Muhammad (saws)

There are many spiritual paths, yet the Abrahamic lineage of prophets is based specifically upon reconnecting humanity to the Divine Presence and Light of God, and to the greatest realization of human potential as spiritual beings of blessed and pure divine light. This noble lineage of prophets from Abraham (as), continuing through his sons Ishmael (as) and Isaac (as), progressively reaching perfection through … Read More

Podcast: The Life and Legacy of Moses

Moses, known in Arabic as Musa (as), like Noah, Abraham, Jesus and the Prophet Muhammad, divine peace and blessings be upon all the Messengers of God, is also known as one of the 5 Great Prophets of Islam, the Ulul ‘Azam. Perhaps more than any other prophet, Moses (as) is mentioned through the Qur’an, numerous examples from his life and legacy remembered to … Read More

Podcast: The Mission and Message of Jesus

Jesus (as), known as Isa (as) in Arabic, is considered one of the Ulul ‘Azam, one of the 5 Greatest Prophets in Islam, and has a unique place in the hearts of Muslims throughout the world. Jesus (as) is the last of the great Israelite prophets, and the one who immediately precedes and gave good tidings of the Final Messenger, Sayyidina Muhammad (saws), Al-Amin, the Spirit … Read More

Podcast: Black Holes and the Voids Within

In this unique episode of Soul of Islam Radio, Ahmad and I discuss the science and significance of black holes, particularly as they relate to spirituality and spiritual development. You’ll learn about the significance of black holes, which are at the center of each galaxy, and their significance to the awakening and development of consciousness, the Divine Presence, the Hajj pilgrimage and the Holy Kaaba, … Read More

Podcast: The Book of Eli

The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis and Gary Oldman, is a powerful movie on the power of faith for both good and evil. Set in a post-apocolyptic world, the Book of Eli depicts not only the abuse of religion and sacred scripture, but also describes at the same time the bleakness of a world without faith. The Book … Read More

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 … Read More

Podcast: Spiritual Healing with Dina Elkoussy

In this episode of Soul of Islam Radio, Ahmad interviews Dina Elkoussy on the subject of spiritual healing and recovering from childhood trauma. Dina elaborates on the vital topic of spiritual healing, and explains how we all acquire spiritual and psychological wounds and traumas as a result of natural experiences in the world, and provides suggestions and advice on how to recover from the … Read More

Podcast: The Soul of Islam

In this first episode of Soul of Islam Radio, Ahmad and I discuss the deeper meaning of the “Soul of Islam,” as well as our hopes and vision for the podcast. I share that Islam without spirituality is not unlike a body without a soul, and that the religion only truly comes to life when the inner dimension is embraced and honored … Read More

Soul of Islam Radio World Premier Launch

Soul of Islam Radio is a leading-edge radio program that will support your personal growth and spiritual development, and will cover a variety of relevant topics in the fields of spirituality and science, health and wellness, family and relationships, society and culture, ecology and the environment, and much, much more. Soul of Islam Radio Soul of Islam Radio is currently available on iTunes, … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

How to Have an Amazing Ramadan

The spiritual energy and activity of Ramadan is unparalleled, as is the opportunity to leverage the strength and support of community. Learn how to have an amazing Ramadan with the following suggestions and get the most out of the most incredible time of entire year. The Prophet Muhammad (saws) greatly emphasized the importance of engaging with the community in a positive … Read More

The Divine Power of Dhikr

The sacred spiritual practice of dhikr, also often spelled as zikr, is a unique energetic exercise originating in Islamic Spirituality, also known as Sufism, which simply means “purification of the self,” and that which constitutes the essence of religion. The goal of Islamic Spirituality is the transcendence of the ego-self, the one veil between the human being and his or her … Read More

Love and Marriage in Islam

And of His Signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquillity with them, and that He has put between you love and mercy. Verily, in that are signs for those who reflect. — Surah ar-Rum (Holy Quran, 30:21) The seeking and experiencing of love is fundamental to human nature. In fact, … Read More