Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

When witnessing the apparent paradox of life on earth, one may be left wondering, why do bad things happen to good people? We often assume that those who are moral and upright, true and sincere, should be graced with ease. Yet more often than not, they who are the best of us are often they who are the most intensely tested. … Read More

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 … 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: 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