Category Archives: Tariqa

Khutba to Welcome Ramadan – 1

This khutba was delivered by the Messenger of Allah (upon him be blessings and peace) to welcome the blessed month of Ramadan: “O people! The month of Ramadan has approached you with His mercy and blessings. This is the month that is the best of all months in the estimation of Allah. Its days are the […]

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 […]

Spiritual Sexuality

Our Grand-Shaikh, Imam al-‘Arus Sayyid Muhammad b. Ahmad Lebbai (may Allah perfume his resting abode), has said the following while discussing the concept of akmalu-sh shuhud (the most perfect perception): If you want to transform your lawful matrimonial act (sexual intercourse) into the most meritorious spiritual exercise, carefully observe the following points while making union with your […]

Ziyarat al-Nabi ﷺ

The following is the third in a series of 3 articles on the subject of Ziyarat or “Visitation”. The previous 2 articles can be accessed from here: Ziyarat al-Qubur – Visiting the Graves Ziyarat al-Salihin – Visiting the Righteous Ziyarat al-Nabi ﷺ – Visiting the Prophet ﷺ And success is from Allah and He is the Guide! Contents  Introduction Sheikh Nur […]

Preserving One’s Chastity

Preserving one’s chastity is an important pre-requisite to attaining benefit from one’s spiritual works. It is imperative to safeguard oneself from transgressing the remit defined by the sacred law [sharī’a] with regards to the opposite gender. Fornication [zina] does not constitute transgressions by sexual organs alone. It includes infractions by one’s: Sight (i.e. looking at the […]