The Spiritual Quest and Religious Rituals - youtube

The Spiritual Quest and Religious Rituals

  “I’m spiritual but not religious.” Many people say they want spirituality without religion. But does that work? In this short talk on the Spiritual Quest and Religious Rituals, Sidi Farhat Jouini looks at what spirituality really is. Are rituals important? Is there something about religious rituals you might be missing? TRANSCRIPT Assalam alaikoum wa…

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The 4 Enemies of the Soul: Hawa, Loss of Direction (EoS_4) - youtube

The 4 Enemies of the Soul: Hawa, Loss of Direction (EoS_4)

  Hawa, Loss of Direction is the 4th video in a series entitled THE 4 ENEMIES OF THE SOUL. In it, Sidi Farhat Jouini talks about “hawa” which is the Arabic word to denote the pursuit of vain desires, or the loss of direction throughout life. We recommend that you watch all the videos in…

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The 4 Enemies of the Soul: Dunya, The World of Illusion (EoS_3) - youtube

The 4 Enemies of the Soul: Dunya, The World of Illusion (EoS_3)

  In this 3rd video in THE 4 ENEMIES OF THE SOUL series, Sidi Farhat Jouini talks about dunya, the world of illusion. Video 1 in the series is Ego, Illegitimate Child of Our Soul & Our Worst Enemy (EoS_1). Video 2 is The Four Enemies of the Soul: shaitan asta`idhu billah (EoS_2). Rasulullah ﷺ said…

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Shaykh Abdul Salam

What does “Sohbet” Mean?

What is a Sohbet? Shaykh Nazim al Haqqani explains the meaning of sohbet. The English language is often inadequate hen it comes to describing spiritual states of mind. Sohbet, in Sufism, is a spiritual transaction between teacher and student which relies on ancient oral storytelling traditions and practices. Mystical knowledge and Devotional Love is transmitted…

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Shaykh Nazim Ramadhan advice

O My Lord, Leave my Heart to be in Ramadhan! – Shaykh Nazim

Ask to Remain in Ramadhan’s Mercy Oceans After Ramadhan A talk by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al Haqqani at the end of Ramadhan 1984 Now, Alhamdulillah, another night of Ramadhan has passed, and our egoes are saying, “One more (day) is gone, one more (day) is gone of Holy Ramadhan.” Our souls are crying, but our…

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The Four Enemies of the Soul: shaitan asta`idhu billah - youtube

The Four Enemies of the Soul: shaitan asta`idhu billah (EoS_2)

  In this second video in a series on the Four Enemies of the Soul, Sidi Farhat speaks about our second enemy, shaitan asta`idhu billah. Before getting into the topic, he explains why he calls the ego the illigitimate child of soul in the first video in this series, Ego, Our Worst Enemy, the Illegitimate…

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Travelling Home by Abdal Hakim Murad – Reviews

Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe by Abdal Hakim Murad was published by Quilliam Press in May 2020. In the video above (well worth watching!) Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad says his new book, Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe, goes into a number of hot topics…

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Ego, Illegitimate Child of the Soul & Your Worst Enemy - youtube

Ego, Our Worst Enemy, the Illegitimate Child of the Soul (EoS_1)

  In this video, the first in a series on the Four Enemies of the Soul, Sidi Farhat gives a unique perspective on the Ego, Our Worst Enemy. Rasulullah ﷺ said we have four enemies, not more. The four enemies are: Ego Shaitan, lower, evil energy Dunya, love of materiality Hawa, vain desires, vain directions…

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Ramadan fastbreaking music - مولاي إني ببابك قد بسطت يدي - youtube

Ramadan Fastbreaking Music – أناشيد الإفطار

  Here is some of the Ramadan fastbreaking music we like to listen to at iftar time. The clip above is a favourite in the Arab world, by the Egyptian reciter and munshid Sheikh Sayed El Nakshbandy. Its title is مولاي إني ببابك قد بسطت يدي or O My Lord, I am at Your Door,…

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Spiritual and Practical Advice for a Time of Crisis (En/Ru) - youtube

Spiritual and Practical Advice for a Time of Crisis

  In a recent Instagram Live, Sidi Farhat Jouini was invited by some social media influencers from Central Asia to talk about how to be happy in the Corona and post-Corona era. The video is in English with Russian translation. В недавнем Instagram Live Сиди Фархат Джоуини была приглашена некоторыми влиятельными лицами в социальных сетях…

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Haqqani Salawat invocation recited by Shaykh Nazim - youtube

Haqqani Salawat recited by Shaykh Nazim

  The Naqshbandi Haqqani Salawat invocation recited here by Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (qaddas Allahu sirrah) was given by Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ in a vision of Grandshaykh Sharafuddin ad-Daghestani, who said: “Reciting this even once in your lifetime is heavier on your scale than if all creation stood for 24 hours reciting salawat.” Here’s the Arabic…

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Ertugrulin Urdu, dubbed

Dirilis Ertugrul in Urdu, Fully Dubbed

  Ertugrul in Urdu was just a matter of time. Not only has Ertugrul Ghazi now arrived in Pakistan, but he also speaks Urdu! Pakistan TV is broadcasting the Turkish series Resurrection: Ertugrul, with Urdu dubbing, in its primetime Ramadan viewing slot this year. Ertugrul in Urdu seems to be an instant hit, judging from…

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Key Concepts in Islam: CMC Lecture Series

  By Mama Habiba – Where do you start if you’re looking to learn about the key concepts in Islam? The oceans of spritual knowledge and wisdom are so vast, that even a lifetime of study is not enough! In Ramadan 2020, where people are in forced seclusion and have time to devote to learnng,…

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How to read Quran if you don’t know Arabic

  How to read Quran if you don’t know Arabic? Mama Habiba suggests a simple way to listen and read a translation of the Holy Quran at the same time. She explains how to use a simple app so that speakers of different languages can explore the Holy Quran and start understanding its meanings. Many…

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What is Believing in the Unseen?

  After centuries of focusing more on scientific pursuits than spirituality, how can we best approach belief in the Unseen? What does authentic spiritual belief look like, and what are the traps? TRANSCRIPT Ahlan. Salam alaikoum. Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Azeez Allah. A’uthu billahi min ash-shaytani-r rajeem. Bismillahi-r Rahmani-r Raheem. La hawla wa…

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Shaykh Muhammad Adil arRabbani

Beautiful Days are Coming — Shaykh Mehmet Ar Rabbani

April 17, 2020 / Sha‘bān 24, 1441 – After fajr prayer, Shayk Mehmet Adil ar Rabbani gave the following short talk at Akbaba Dergah, Istanbul. As-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa raḥmatu Llāh. A‘ūdhu bi-Llāhi mina sh-Shayṭāni r-rajīm. Waṣ-ṣalātu wa s-salāmu ‘alā Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-Awwalīna wa l-Ākhirīn. Madad yā Rasūla Llāh, madad yā Sādāti Aṣḥābi Rasūli Llāh, madad…

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salat ul fatih

What is Salat ul-Fatih? – Meaning & Videos

  By Mama Habiba 💮 Reciting Salat ul-Fatih—the Benedictions of the Opener (or Victor)—is said to open the doors of sustenance, happiness, health and wisdom, and remove negativity that sometimes surrounds people On this page, you’ll find the meaning and translation of Salat ul-Fatih and eight YouTube versions of it, including two recitations by Shaykh Nazim…

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Shaykh Mehmet Adil ArRabbani

In Seclusion for the Sake of Allah – Shaykh Mehmet

In this short talk after Fajr prayer on April 10, 2020, Shaykh Mehmet Adil ar Rabbani comments on everyone’s forced seclusion for the sake of Allah, saying it may come to an end soon insha’Allah. As-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa raḥmatu Llāh. A‘ūdhu bi-Llāhi mina sh-Shayṭāni r-rajīm. Waṣ-ṣalātu wa s-salāmu ‘alā Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-Awwalīna wa l-Ākhirīn.…

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Best offline Qur'an app for Android/iPhone/IOS, free or paid - youtube

A Good Qur’an App for your Phone or Desktop

  Mama Habiba here, with a few thoughts on how to approach the Noble Qur’an. That’s too big a topic for this post, of course. But I thought at least I could tell you about my favourite Qur’an app. As a non-native Arabic speaker and student of Islam, I’ve been using the free iQuran Lite—and…

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Maulana Sheikh Nazim Adil al Haqqani

Confronting Transhumanism and Neo-Nihilism

Talk by Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani ق in 1984 Who Is Son of Adam? Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. La hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi-l Aliyy-ul Azeem. We are listening what coming from our Spiritual Central. Spiritual headquarters, what saying we are listening. Allah Almighty gives us ear for listening, giving eyes for looking, giving heart for…

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Wisdom of the Believer: Sidi Abdal Hakim Murad Cmments on the Pandemic

Wisdom of the Believer: Sidi Abdal Hakim Murad Comments on the Pandemic

  Wisdom of the Believer: Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Timothy Winter), Dean of Cambridge Muslim College, shares his perspective on the humbling phenomenon of the coronavis pandemic. Sidi Abdal Hakim delivers (yet another) eloquent commentary on human society in our times, prompting us to further reflect and re-prioritize our lives, beliefs and connection with the…

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Shaykh Mehmet Adil ar-Rabbani Don't Fear Be Happy

“Be Happy, Don’t Fear!” – Shaykh Mehmet Adil ar-Rabbani

April  4, 2020 – After morning prayer at Akbaba Dergah, Istanbul, Shaykh Mehmet Adil Ar-Rabbani gave the following  advice. بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم “فاستبشروا ببيعكم” “Fastabshirū bi-bay‘ikum” – Qur’ān 9:111 “So rejoice in your transaction (bay‘)” Allah tells us to give glad tidings always. He says, “Give glad tidings.” When our lives are successful in…

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Rebirth in April: What an Honour to Witness Times of Crisis!

  Subtitles: English, Russian, русский TRANSCRIPT A’uthu billahi min ash-shaytani-r rajeem. Bismillahi-r Rahmani-r Raheem. La hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi-l aliyyi-l atheem . Welcome to you. Welcome! May our days, may your days be days of happiness, be days of honour, be days of peace, be days of goodness! May our days and your…

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Humbleness as a Pre-Condition to a Meaningful Life

  Subtitles: English, Russian, русский Humbleness is the one golden ingredient in learning about ourselves and having a meaningful life leading to healing and happiness. Sidi Farhat Jouini speaks about what it means to be humble, and how  humbleness can direct the course of our life. Humbleness is the first step to wisdom. TRANSCRIPT Happy…

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How to achieve peace of mind in an era of stress (and coronavirus anxiety)

  Subtitles: English Humanity is entering a period of guidance and awakening, where people—those who are paying attention—will find peace of mind, and healing of bodies and hearts. In normal life, many of us have little time to stop and think. But now we do. And it’s a gift. The coronavirus era is a demanding…

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