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The Sila Initiative – 2015 Webinar Mini-Series with Shaykha Umm Sahl

Our friends at The Sila Initiative are excited to announce a new, interactive mini-series with Ustadha Umm Sahl entitled “Questions and Reflections.” Every month, Umm Sahl will be answering questions around a particular theme. The first session will be on September 12, 2015 at 10am EST (7am Los Angeles; 10am New York; 3pm London; 5pm Amman; […]

Belief in Destiny, It’s Good and Evil – Shaykh Nuh Keller – Sea without Shore

Belief in Destiny, It’s Good and Evil Shaykh Nuh Keller, from Sea without Shore Belief in destiny consists in knowing that what hit one was not going to miss, and what misses one was not going to hit. The question sometimes arises: Why then are people responsible when Allah destines our acts and creates them? […]

Glimpses of the Life of Sheikh ‘Abd al-Wakil al-Durubi

Glimpses of the Life of Faqih ‘Abd al-Wakil al-Durubi Taken from Sea without Shore by Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller. His Personality “As-Salam ‘alaykum,” I said. “Wa ‘alaykum as-Salam,” he answered. He stood behind the door for a moment to let me in, and let it lock behind me. I followed him to the office […]

Glimpses of the Life of Sheikh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri

Glimpses of the Life of Sheikh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri Taken from Sea without Shore by Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller. His Personality Twenty-two years before we had come out of this mosque together after visiting the shrine of Sheikh Muhyiddin. I had watched for a moment as he stopped to buy some apples from a cart […]

The Woman: a parable – Shaykh Nuh Keller

The Woman: a parable   The Woman: a parable © Nuh Ha Mim Keller 2001 from: www.masud.co.uk A man was walking through the marketplace one afternoon when, just as the muezzin began the call to prayer, his eye fell on a woman’s back. She was strangely attractive, though dressed in fulsome black, a veil over […]

Truth, Other Religions, and Mysticism – Shaykh Nuh Keller

Truth, Other Religions, and Mysticism – Shaykh Nuh Keller Question Is it possible that God does not merely save followers of other previously valid religions besides Islam out of a divine amnesty, but for the truth that exists in previous religions, including those such as Native American religions, and others? Response Every true religion has […]

A Female Gnostic: The Story of Umm Iyad

The neighborhood was different back in those days. There was no zawiya, and I lived on the ground floor of a three-story apartment block nestled between our guest-house and the land that would eventually give birth to the zawiya. As I turned right from the black-and-white outer door of my home that faced the street, […]