Kindness, Compassion and Grace

Kindness, Compassion and Grace

  May these final days of Ramadan find you swimming in the infinite Ocean of Allah’s Mercy, Kindness, Compassion and Grace. “Ar Rahman [The Compassionate] is like the ocean of infinite kindness and beauty. Ar-Rahman is the tide, overflowing in its mercy, all-embracing in its nature. It is the gate through which all the Divine …continue reading…

Spirituality in Mainstream Healthcare

Spirituality in Mainstream Healthcare

A few years ago, I was talking with a friend who had moved to the US from England. In England, she had worked as an aromatherapist, prescribing and administering essential oil treatments to patients in the hospital. She worked alongside medical doctors as a respected and integral part of the patient care team. In the …continue reading…

Clearing up Confusion (Ya Muhaymin)

Clearing up Confusion (Ya Muhaymin)

May Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you in this holy month of Ramadan. We are in the second 10 days, which are about Forgiveness, al-humduli’llah, thanks and praise be to The One. Last week’s newsletter contained a couple of “Heads Ups,” and one of them caused a bit of confusion. It seems my thoughts …continue reading…

Heads Ups (that means more than one Heads Up)

Heads Ups (that means more than one Heads Up)

I want to give you a heads up about a few projects and exciting changes we’ve got in the works here at USHS.   GETTING TO THE HEART OF CANCER As you may know, our beloved Nura Laird went through a journey with cancer a few years ago. With her diagnosis, she, Wadude and their …continue reading…

A Day in the Life... during Ramadan

A Day in the Life… during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is upon us. Ramadan is a time of deep prayer and fasting. It brings many special gifts, and recommendations for many extra practices. If your life and schedule are already full, it can feel daunting to try to fit all the practices into your day. Alima Moosa, a community leader …continue reading…

How Can You Know the Divine Light Within You?

How Can You Know the Divine Light Within You?

  Intellectually, most of us have some notion that the Essence of Spirit is contained within us. God created the human being in His image, as a reflection of His Light. This is one of the core concepts in Sufism that lies at the foundation of why we were created and why we are here …continue reading…

Augment Ramadan Practices: Learn Qur'anic Arabic

Augment Ramadan Practices: Learn Qur’anic Arabic

  The very holy and special time of Ramadan begins in less than two weeks. It’s the perfect time to learn to read the Qur’an. This course for beginners starts TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 16th, and runs for 8 weeks. Our brother Ahmed Manway, who was asked by Sidi to teach us to read and write …continue reading…

Powerlessness: 3 Ways it Show Up, and How to Take Your Power Back

Powerlessness: 3 Ways it Show Up, and How to Take Your Power Back

    The topic of Powerlessness has been showing up in many ways lately. It is always present in some way, but it seems to be highlighted in flashing neon lately – a gift to help to learn about the subtle tricks of the shaytan that keep us from trusting in Allah. Here are a …continue reading…

She asked, and she received!

She asked, and she received!

  Today’s message comes from Mary Halima Fleming, Muqaddam Murabbi Ruhi, a beautiful beloved, teacher and community leader from Fort Lauderdale. FROM HALIMA: After trying sixteen different careers, trying to find my purpose for myself and the truth of who I was and why I’m here on this earth, I wrote a letter. It said, …continue reading…

Amany Shares Secrets About the Number 7

Amany Shares Secrets About the Number 7

    “You think you are a small star, when in fact you contain the whole universe.” -Sidi Shaykh Muhammad al-Jamal     Do you ever notice that when you think you’ve grasped a spiritual concept, there appears another door that leads to a whole dimension you hadn’t been aware of? I do. The universe …continue reading…