Why has this happened to me? Often we think or say these words when a strong difficulty comes to us. We might see that someone around us has fallen ill with a terrible illness. We wonder, “How could this happen.” Craig Oster is a friend of mine who is suffering from a ...
February 7, 2015Suficonnection
Why does Allah order us to wake up at dawn to pray? Have you ever wondered why Allah asks us to wake up to pray at dawn? Is it just a time to pray or is there some hidden meaning behind it? Is there a secret inside? First, you should understand ...
December 22, 2014Suficonnection
The path is long. The obstacles are many. As Westerners we are not used to admitting that we need help. Yet, to know God. To truly come to be sitting a the feet of the Divine Presence, you need help. You need to find someone who knows the way, who knows ...
February 20, 2011Suficonnection
Listening to the peace. Like a song in the heart. A turning, turning of stillness. A place where the breast is opened wide and the song pours in like rain. How to get there. Ahhh, this is the work. For me it is a struggle. A struggle against the pulling of the world. A struggle ...
January 18, 2011Suficonnection
I've been spending more and more time in remembrance of my Lord. Working to try, inshallah, at night to do remembrance for 1 hour before bed. The results have been beautiful. But it hasn't been without effort. I've had to cut back on my usual habits. I've been working at reduce ...
October 31, 2010Suficonnection
My heart, oh my heart how beautiful you are when you are with you lord.
August 2, 2010Suficonnection
Are we lost? I pondered this the other day. Listening to the chatter of the news, seeing all the horrible things that go on in the world- a person could wonder. Not long ago a person that I know (who I thought believed in Allah (God)), dropped a rock out for ...
July 26, 2010Suficonnection