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…

Are You the Microcosm or the Macrocosm?

Are You the Microcosm or the Macrocosm?

Sidi teaches in his book Path to Allah, Most High, that we human beings are all a part of one body, each a cell in the larger body of the universe. “If you look closely, you will find that the human being is called the big man, or the big world, or the microcosm, and …continue reading…

Hug a Tree. Bless the Waters. Shine Your Light!

Hug a Tree. Bless the Waters. Shine Your Light!

Tomorrow is Earth Day, a day to remember the Earth Mother of Divine Compassion that we have been born into for this sacred journey. Allah gives us everything we need to live the life we are meant to live here, to learn what we’ve come here to learn, to fulfill the purpose we have come …continue reading…

How to help someone when they do not want to be helped

How to help someone when they do not want to be helped

We all have people in our lives who seem to struggle a bit harder than we believe necessary. It’s easy to look at someone’s life from a distance and see what they need to do to get their act together. We might offer all kinds of advice, financial support and more, but it seems to …continue reading…

Sometimes we just need to know we’re okay

Sometimes we just need to know we’re okay

  It’s hard to see someone we love in pain. It’s natural to want to rush in to fix the situation, to make everything okay. But when we try to fix too soon, it can send the wrong message. A person in pain needs to be witnessed where they are. They need to be heard …continue reading…

Is true happiness attainable?

Is true happiness attainable?

  What is happiness? Is it attainable? Often we think happiness as an exuberant joy that would have us doing somersaults and cartwheels on the sidewalks. That might be attainable from time to time, but it’s certainly not sustainable, nor is it meant to be. We are human beings with all of the attributes of …continue reading…

The Real-Life Game of Chutes and Ladders

The Real-Life Game of Chutes and Ladders

Did you ever play the game Chutes and Ladders when you were a youngster? When we’re young, it seems like a fun friendly game with a relatively low level of competition. We’re striving to reach the finish line, hoping to land at the ladders and climb ahead, and praying to avoid the chutes that drop …continue reading…