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Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 2

This is the second part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgment of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din.   A Summary of the Heart’s Qualities Within a human being’s nature lie four blemishes: Qualities of beasts of prey, animals, demons and that of a divine nature. When he […]

Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 1

This is the first part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgment of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din. In the Name of God, the Gracious, the Most Merciful Praise is due to God, who is all aware about the subtleties of the souls, who is all knowing about […]

Connecting Our Hearts to Allah – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Get some much needed Soul Food , and spiritual nourishment with Ustadh Amjad Tarsin in this richly packed workshop on 10 practical steps to connect your heart to Allah. Foundationally rooted in the Hadith Jibrli, Ustadh Amjad delineates the 3 dimensions of religion and ushers us into the spiritual path of seeking and connecting with […]

Marvelling at the Heart – Reflections by Sidi Suhayb

“Verily, in the body is a small piece of flesh that if it is healthy, the whole body is healthy and if it is sick, the whole body is sick. This small piece of flesh is the heart.” [Bukhari and Muslim] [Marvels of the heart course] Knowledge of the heart is considered to be fard […]

My Inability to Escape My Desires Fills Me With Despair – Is There Any Hope for Me?

Answered by Ustadha Rukayat Yakub Question: I am unable to escape my desires. Every time I have finished satisfying myself I want to kill myself. What is the point of living if not in obedience? There is no human I hate more than myself. I know of no pain in this world worse than this: […]

The Importance of Study in One’s Spiritual Development – Imam al-Ghazzali

The Importance of Study in One’s Spiritual Development Imam al-Ghazzali “The Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace) said, “The heart of the believer is more unsteady than a cooking pot as it boils. He also said, “The heart of the believer is between two of the fingers of the Merciful.” During such […]