Sufism

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…

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…

The Delicate Young Flowers of Today's World

The Delicate Young Flowers of Today’s World

  HOW DID THE ROSE EVER OPEN ITS HEART AND GIVE TO THE WORLD ALL ITS BEAUTY? IT FELT THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF LIGHT AGAINST ITS BEING. OTHERWISE, WE ARE REMAIN TOO FRIGHTENED. ~ HAFIZ   Remembering the delicate young flowers of our world today. The Children. Do you remember what was in the news when …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 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…

"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…

Healing is not just about struggle...

Healing is not just about struggle…

  The poet Rumi said, “If you get irritated by every rub, how can your mirror ever be polished?” When you embark on a path of healing and transformation, sometimes the mirror gets rubbed pretty hard. You might be thinking, “Shouldn’t it be shining pretty bright by now? We’ve been polishing steadily for quite some …continue reading…

NEW WEBINAR! Poetry of the Sufi Mystics: Awaken Your Heart thru the Language of Love!

Do you love the poetry of Rumi and Hafiz? Their words are more than feel-good poems, they carry secrets to living a life of divine guidance and for healing the heart and soul. This unique webinar offers you the chance to study with translators and scholars to learn the hidden meanings and transform your life. …continue reading…

Do you need a refill?

Do you need a refill?

It’s officially Fall – a time of change. The kids are back in school, and hopefully, you are getting established in this season’s rhythms by now. It’s hard to believe this year is almost in its fourth quarter. The season of giving is fast approaching. The holiday season, the time of work parties and family …continue reading…