Seeking Sacred Knowledge with Ustadha Linda Ayyash

Ustadha Linda Ayyash is a student and teacher of sacred knowledge. She has spent most of her life in the pursuit and study of this most noble of all fields of knowledge, and in this interview with Soul of Islam Radio, shares not only her personal experiences in seeking sacred knowledge, but also valuable and key insights and suggestions for …

Ten Forms of Quranic Recitation with Shaykh Mostafa Muftah

There are literally but a handful of master Quranic reciters in North America qualified to recite the noble and sacred scripture in all ten forms of recitation. Shaykh Mostafa Muftah is one of them, and in this engaging and inspiring episode of Soul of Islam Radio, he shares with us the profound depth and beauty of the perpetual miracle of …

Soul of Islam Radio : Compassionate Communication with Jamil Popatia

Compassionate Communication with Jamil Popatia

Compassionate communication, also often professionally referred to as Nonviolent Communication, is the conscious, aware and mindful approach to connecting with others from a state and intention of love, compassion, empathy, patience and sobriety. Al-Islam continually calls us towards developing a character of beauty and to exemplify nobility and excellence in all aspects of our lives as did the holy, noble …

Shaykh Faisal Abdur-Razzaq on Classical Islam

In this illuminating interview with Soul of Islam Radio, Shaykh Faisal Abdur-Razzaq sheds light on key aspects of Classical Islam, particularly as they relate to the contemporary practice of the modern Muslim. Beginning with the Hadith of Jibril (as), Shaykh Faisal describes the Three Levels of Islam and the vital importance of tasawwuf and tazkiyya, also known as Sufism and self-purification, on the path to …

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 …

Podcast: Peace

[hr] [twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last] [hr] Soul of Islam Radio: Peace It is with great excitement that we launch Season 4 of Soul of Islam Radio, which will focus on the emotional health, wellbeing and state of the believer. In this first episode, I discuss the centrality of peace in Islam, and explain how through internal spiritual surrender, one can attain to peace both internally and externally. We also …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …