KNOW THE SOUL

“Soon will We show them our signs in the (furthest) regions and in their own souls……..” (Qur’an 41:53). There is one tested method of knowing Allah; and that is “through His creation” – the Worlds and the Man. Let us begin with our self. We do not know the nature of

DIVINE BLESSINGS

Because Allah favors His servants, God the Blessed and Supreme gave them intellect, He gave them the power to refine and purify themselves, He sent the prophets and awliya (the friends of God, saints, holy men) to guide people and to help them to reform themselves so that they do

THE MUHAMMADAN LIGHT

Allah in His infinite and majestic oneness has the power to reward and to forgive. The Almighty created mankind and His dominion encompasses everything that every creature does without anyone helping Him to do so. Allah is indeed great, mighty, beneficent and merciful; and with all these, Allah does not

THE CONCEPTS OF ‘IRFAN, SUFISM, HIKMAT AND PHILOSOPHY

The term gnosis (‘irfan), like another term of the same family, ma`rifah, [also translated as gnosis] literally means knowledge, but its technical meaning is specific to knowledge of a certain kind which can be achieved neither through the senses nor experience, nor through reason nor narration, but rather is acquired

ISLAMIC GNOSIS (IRFAN) AND WISDOM (HIKMAT)

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate In the cosmic realm, human beings are like balls released into space which have within them a hidden potential energy for flight into an infinitely sublime world. But the gravitational attraction of worldly pleasures draws them toward the depths of the material

A JOURNEY FROM DARKNESS TOWARDS LIGHT (Part II)

The Right Path Towards Light Unlike the right path, there are millions of paths towards the wrong direction. If one wants to go from city A to city B, there is only one direction (sirt), even though he can take different routes (sabil), one of which may be shorter than the

A JOURNEY FROM DARKNESS TOWARDS LIGHT (Part I)

Spirituality has a significant role in man’s life without which life will become monotonous and unsatisfying. Everyone seeks spirituality in his life, even though he may not be aware of this fact. A question rises at this point as to what can be achieved through spirituality. The Quran being the word

IMAMSHIP IN THE QUR’AN AND SUNNAH

Imamship is a big issue in most Muslim communities. It is discussed in every sector and at different levels in the society. Why has it become a problem in society which needs urgent solution? Almost every sect in Islam or every community has its own methodology in electing or appointing

METHOD OF SELECTING IMAM IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Imamship is an institution in Islam that provides Muslim communities with leadership. Throughout Islamic history, Imamship (Religious leadership) has served to hold the Islamic Ummah together. While he lived, Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) was the uncontested leader and after him the four successors (Abu Bakr, Umar ibn Khattab, Uthman ibn Affan,

What causes division among Muslims?

Ironically, every Muslim in the world would tell you that Islam means Peace. However, some Muslims contrary to what the religion stands for or means, rather engage in violence. This violent behavior among some Muslims is very worrying to say the list. 2367