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The True Scholar: A Person of Knowledge and Action by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

This podcast is a recording of a talk that Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gave in Johannesburg Habib Umar’s tour. He speaks about the definition of a true scholar. Click here to access the podcast.  In Johannesburg, Shaykh Faraz spoke about the characteristics of a true scholar, or, a true Sufi as, “A person of knowledge who […]

Does Sufism Inherently Feed Into Perennialism? Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad

Perennialism – is the belief amongst some Muslims that all religious are valid paths to Allah a direct result of Sufism and the understanding of Islam as having multiple schools of thought? Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad answers in under three and half minutes. Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, also known as Timothy John Winter, is one of […]

What is Sufism? (tasawwuf)

Answered by Shaykh Gibril Haddad Al-Hamdu lillah was-Salat was-Salam `ala Rasulillah wa Alihi wa Sahbihi wa man Walah “Before asking what is Sufism, we should ask what is Religion.” (Shaykh Nazim in an interview with the BBC, London 1991) Shaykh al-`Arusi said in his marginalia titled Nata’ij al-Afkar al-Qudsiyya (Bulaq, 1920/1873): “Religion (al-dîn) is an […]