Category Archives: Ma’rifa

Al-Haqiqah Al-Muhammadiyyah

In the introduction to his sublime work, “Kitâb Sirru-l Asrâr wa Mazharu-l Anwâr” (The Book of the Secret of Secrets and the Manifestation of Lights), our master and guide, the Lordly Cardinal Pole [qutbu-r rabbâni], Muhyi-d Din ‘Abdu-l Qâdir al-Jilani (may Allah sanctify his secret), writes the following about the beginning of creation [ibtidâ’u-l khalq]: […]

Jihad – A Sacred Struggle

The term Jihad, etymologically derived from the word “mujahada“, is primarily used in contemporary discourse to describe martial resistance. This is an unfortunate post-modern phenomenon, for Jihad as “holy war” – while being a valid part of the Islamic tradition in the face of persecution, oppression and foreign aggression – is but one aspect of this panoptic […]

Al-Din (Religion)

The word Din or “Religion” has 3 meanings: Obedience Submitting to Allah’s Laws and Commands. The Noble Qur’an states: inna-d dina ‘inda-Llahi-l islam “Truly, the Religion with Allah is Islam (submission to His will)” [3:19] Practice Performance of Duties and Devotions due to Allah. The Noble Qur’an states: lakum dinukum waliya din “To you your practice […]