Tag Archives: Muhammad

The Sufi Path

Sufism in History Ali, the fourth caliph of the earliest Islamic period and the son-in-law of the Prophet, is considered to be the sultan (spiritual leader) of all Sufis. He provides a great personal example of the highest level of faith since beginning of 8th century. Foundation of Practice The spiritual path of Sufism could […]

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İnsanoğlunun Acı ve Çilesinin Tek Çözümü

Aşk evrenle kesişir; yoktan var edilişinde de, mevcut durumunda da, geleceğinde de. Aşk sınırsızdır, kişinin onda yön değiştirebildiği bir boyuttur. Ancak, kişi onda asla bir bilince, entelektüel birikimine ulaşamaz, çünkü AŞK boyutu, akıl ve mantığın çok ötesindedir. Dinî açıdan, Aşk Allah’ın nefesi gibidir; onu duyabilir ya da hissedebilirsiniz ama şuurlu bir farkındalıkla odaklandığınızda, göremezsiniz. Aşk, […]

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Wisdom of a Sufi Master by Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak Al-Jerrahi

Part One When people were amazed at Abraham for sacrificing a thousand rams, three hundred oxen and a hundred camels, he retorted: “There is nothing surprising about this.  We are sacrificing our goods for our Lord, for whom we sacrifice our life.  Life is more valuable than goods.  Moreover, whose goods are we sacrificing to […]

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Sufism and the human qualities

Sufism has been an essential part of the Islamic tradition from its origin, that is, from the time that the Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad in the seventh century. Let me simply say that the Qur’an itself employs a series of words that designate the primary concerns of the Sufi teachers over the centuries. These […]

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The Heart of Man

SURAH YA SIN The Thirty-Sixth Collection of Recitals Eighty-Three Verses Among those reported to have been revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the city of Mecca. 1. Ya Sin. 2. This is the Recitation, replete with wisdom! 3. You are one of the messengers of God, O Prophet! 4. You are set on a straight […]

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What is the essence of Islam?

Divine Recollection As the Essence of Islam Someone proposed to me recently that love of God and love of neighbor is the essence of Christianity, and they asked what was the essence of Islam. Here are some thoughts on this question: When all is said and done the Islamic revelation, and Islamic spirituality in all […]

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Article of the Week; On Being a Human Being

Oh the seeker who wishes to learn the chemistry of secrets and follow the path of the ones who have found salvation! If you wish to know yourself, know that the One who created you has created you with two sides. One is your outside and the other is your inside.: Your outside is visible, […]

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Muslim Voices and Visions: Islam and Muslims from a Global Perspective

Voices and Visions: Islam and Muslims from a Global Perspective is a project of Indiana University comprised of various initiatives and activities that are all dedicated to promoting understanding and dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims. The project aims to: Increase intercultural understanding by providing access to the voices and visions of Islam and Muslims locally […]

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The Qur’an

Qur’an The Qur’an is the religious text of Islam, also sometimes transliterated as Quran, Kuran, Koran, Qur’ān, Coran or al-Qur’ān. It is widely regarded as the finest piece of literature in the Arabic language. Muslims hold that the Qur’an is the verbal divine guidance and moral direction for mankind. Muslims also consider the original Arabic verbal text to be the final revelation of God—the Final Testament. […]

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