Spiritual teachings from Sidi

Humility or Unworthiness?

Humility or Unworthiness?

  I was speaking with a community member yesterday and the subject of humility came up. In particular, we were exploring that slippery slope where an attempt to be in humility can slide into the big “I’m not worthy” voice. So, I called one of our founding faculty members, Dr. John Wadude Laird, MD, and …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…

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…

Song of the Love Dogs

Song of the Love Dogs

Do you have a song in your heart? Perhaps a love song for your Beloved? Every human heart experiences some sense of separation, and in the separation brews a yearning that draws us to that for which we yearn. It is the connection that we seek. Sometimes we sense the absence, and we feel the …continue reading…

Our Promise. Our Commitment. Our Challenge.

Our Promise. Our Commitment. Our Challenge.

Sidi Shaykh Muhammad al-Jamal is the spiritual guide of USHS. Many of us have taken him as our personal guide as well, and in doing so, we took a Promise. Our promise includes to be honest, to be sincere, to walk straight, to follow the way of the prophets, and to adhere to the true …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…

Live in the Valley of Divine Love

Live in the Valley of Divine Love