Let No Slightest Glance Fall Upon Anything that is Not Allah Wisdom from the al-Wazifa “And make us of those rightly guided by You, So guided that no slightest glance falls upon anything that is not You.” (al-Wazifa al-Mashishiyya, Music of the Soul, p 264) What are we looking at? What do our eyes see ...
April 21, 2019Suficonnection
If you see the creation as the one who is giving and taking from you, then you are veiled. Tear that veil to witness Him- p20 The Book of Love, Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy Now this might seem like an obvious question. All of us who are believers know that all sustenance comes ...
April 16, 2019Suficonnection
Bismi'llah ar-Rahman, ar-Rahim In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate Have you ever wondered why there are different paths to God? The Path of Purification of the Heart- the Sufi Path calls us to know that everything in God's universe is right. Even people who don't believe the way we ...
November 18, 2018Suficonnection
Many people in today’s world feel disillusioned and troubled. Life with all of its difficulties seems like a heavy weight, a burden, carried on their backs. The promise of our material society, “that things will make them happy,” has not provided the solace they are seeking. And hope, the hope ...
March 12, 2017Suficonnection
All of us make mistakes. We commit errors. We sin. It’s part of being a human being. Yet, sometimes we think that we shouldn’t sin that we shouldn’t make mistakes. Certain people become so distraught about the fact that they sin that they let it become an obstacle to feeling peace in ...
March 4, 2015Suficonnection
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