On the Seeking of Pleasure

As human beings, we are naturally inclined towards and driven to seek pleasure. Yet the type of pleasure we seek and what one finds as pleasurable is largely determined by his or her state of consciousness. For one whose consciousness is localized in the lower self and based in ego (the mind and body), pleasure is the satiation of physical appetites and psychological experiences. …

The Universe is Love

Although it may not appear as such when we tune to the media and the constant negative news, the truth is that we live in an Ocean of Divine Love and Mercy, and that fundamentally the Universe is Love. By healing and correcting our perception, and by increasing our level of awareness and consciousness, we increasingly become aware that in …

The Universe is Alive

Although seldom spoken about, Islam is a way and a path that is deeply connected to the natural world and the cycles of the Universe. One of the most important realizations that come directly from the teachings of the blessed and noble Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the Holy Qur’an is the fact that the entire Universe is alive and that we …

The Secret Behind the Face of the Buraq

In the unique event known as the Night Journey, which is commemorated as Laylatul Isra wal-Mi’raj on the 27th night of the blessed month of Rajab, the Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was carried upon the back of a winged spiritual steed possessing a human face known as Buraq in a profound mystical journey first to Jerusalem and then into the heavens and the Divine Presence of …

How to Eliminate Stress in 60 Seconds

The unfortunate consequence of a life and culture immersed in the pressures and burdens of the world, or dunya, is that we as human beings are chronically stressed. If unchecked, this perpetual pressure eventually takes a significant toll on the body, heart and mind. Although pervasive, stress can be overcome, and in this brief article and video, you will learn how …

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 …

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 …

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 …