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

To Be Dressed in the Attributes of Allah

A great spiritual teacher was once asked, what is tasawwuf, or “Sufism,” the spiritual path and dimension of the faith and religion of al-Islam. He replied, “To be dressed in the Attributes of Allah,” referring to the 99 Names and Attributes of God, al-Asma ul-Husna, regarding which the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “Whosoever preserves and protects (hifz) the Asma ul-Husna, the 99 Names and … Read More

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 … 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

Life is Good

Life is Good Of the many aphorisms coined in recent years, the simple phrase “Life is good,” is one of the best to have graced popular attire in the last decade. Bert and John Jacobs began their popular clothing line in the early 1990’s based upon this simple affirmation, and their enterprise has since grown considerably. Incredibly, it is true … Read More