Divine Qualities

To What Extent Do We Create Our Own Reality?

To What Extent Do We Create Our Own Reality?

    Quick announcement before today’s article: We’re just 4 weeks away from the start of the Spring Masters of Divinity program. If you are interested in the Masters of Divinity program, please connect with one of our enrollment specialists to begin your application process now. CLICK HERE to connect with an Enrollment Specialist.   …continue reading…

The Love of Allah Transcends Space and Time

The Love of Allah Transcends Space and Time

It’s hard to believe, but this is our last blog communication of 2016. Only one more day left in this year. This is a time of completion – an ending to what has been, in many ways, a challenging year. And it is also a time of transition. Following are a few poems and quotes …continue reading…

The story of the essence of your soul...

The story of the essence of your soul…

If Allah created us in His image to know Him, do you ever wonder how our world could get to where it is now?  This world is not always easy, and it is certainly uncertain. Our guide, Sidi Shaykh Muhammad al-Jamal, gave us many jewels to help us through these times.  The following from his …continue reading…

"Let a word mature inside yourself"

“Let a word mature inside yourself”

The poetry webinar began last night with Shaikh Kabir Helminski teaching on 5 of his favorite poems from Rumi, Hafiz and Yunus Emre.  It was a spectacular class! I don’t share this to make you feel bad if you weren’t there.  There was a particular nugget that stood out for me, and I want to …continue reading…

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Do the qualities of Strength, Power & Might bring up fear for you?

This topic came up in discussion with a beloved yesterday evening.  We were talking about what is means to carry strength as women in this world. Sometimes the thoughts of Strength, Power and Might bring up fear, and images of traits we wouldn’t want to have or actions we wouldn’t want to carry out. Think …continue reading…

What children’s games tell us about traveling the path back to God

What children’s games tell us about traveling the path back to God

Did you ever play the game of Hot-Cold when you were young? I’m not sure if that’s the official name of the game, but it’s when one person hides an object or selects something in the room, and the other tries to find it. The one who hid or selected the item gives a hint, …continue reading…

Home is where the….

First, you need to know there are only 2 spots left for the Qur’anic Arabic for Beginners webinar. It starts this coming Tuesday, August 2nd. If one of those spots is yours, please click here to claim your seat before it’s too late. Home is where the… Now, a few words about the upcoming Journey …continue reading…

To Accept or To Change: The Wisdom to Know the Difference

“Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.” These are the words to a beautiful hymn that most of us have grown up with. With the tragedies we are facing today sparking pain, grief and fears in our hearts and bellies, it’s hard to know what to say or do, or …continue reading…

It’s Blame Someone Else Day – an-nafs al-lawwamah

Our beloved Maryam Reimer forwarded me a link to one of those fun-day calendars that lists all the obscure days of observation, and yes, today is called “Blame Someone Else Day” in honor of the first Friday the 13th of the year. We could have a lot of fun with this one. Today could be …continue reading…

Sufism is about the Knowledge of the Heart

Sufism means purification. The Sufi path is about purifying the heart – washing away all of the veils that have covered over the inner truth to reveal the true knowledge that exists within. The poet Rumi said, “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers you …continue reading…