Joy

Joy, although at times elusive, is in fact our natural state. Yet often, as we grow, mature, develop and are programmed in and by the world, we progressively lose this original and natural state of joy, and so increasingly succumb to fear, stress, anxiety, worry and unhappiness. Yet by learning how to transcend negative emotions by consciously choosing joy, we begin …

Shaykh Nazim: Patience is the Key to Faith

[hr] You must know that every time you confront a disliked event with steadfastness, you are improving spiritually, moving powerfully and deliberately towards your destination, and the more trying the event, the more quickly you are propelled to your destination. You must know that every goodness is going to appear through your patience in the face of disliked actions or events. …

Meditation in Islam

[hr] [hr] Allah Almighty said, “Neither the heavens nor the earth can contain Me, save the heart of a believer.” The doorway to the Divine Presence is in your heart. Through meditation in Islam, you learn to look within. You learn to awaken the capacity for consciousness in your heart. Through meditation in Islam you learn to surrender yourself. You …

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: 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 …