Shaikh Kabir Helminski (Qur’anic translation and commentary by Muhammad Asad) 1. Witness objectively, without judgment: Ya Shahid The purpose of human life can be stated as: to attain the knowledge of Reality. Everything that is given to human beings through revelation is to guide us to knowing our true selves and through our selves to
Listen to Amir, the formerly anonymous Arab Spring activist behind the internationally acclaimed sociopolitical blog The Sudanese Thinker, which inspired the rise of the Sudanese digital activism scene.
"This denial of the right to freedom vis-à-vis religion is one of the roots of the evil from which you suffer, oh my dear Muslim world; it is one of those dark wombs in which, in recent years, monsters grow, and from whence they leap out at the frightened faces of the whole world..."
Since 1995, Mahmoud Mostafa has been devoted to the study and practice of Tassawuf. In the course of his development, he received teachings from Sufi shaikhs in the USA, Turkey, Syria, South Africa, and Egypt and follows the Mevlevi path of Jalaluddin Rumi under the guidance of Shaikh Kabir Helminski. In addition to extensive study
A talk by Shaikh Kabir Helminski, Jeremy Henzell-Thomas and Dr. Ali Allawi on Spirituality for the Modern Times and how we can maintain our connection through our livelihood and actions. Listen to the talk...
WATCH Reflections on Haqq as Rights - a talk by Amina Wadud at the Baraka Retreat, July 2012, Santa Barbara, California
In this interview Maher Hathout offers a very humane understanding of Shariah. He outlines the 5 principles upon which Shariah is based: preservation of life; preservation and freedom of religion; preservation of mind and intellect, including freedom of conscience and thought; preservation of lineage and family; preservation of ownership.
Few people writing in America today have as deep a grasp of metaphysics as Charles Upton. We commend his new book to anyone interested in spiritual psychology, Sufism, and Islam. It is a well-written in depth study of the spiritual psychology inherent in traditional Sufi practice. Read an extract...
WATCH Kabir Helminski on "The beautiful values of Islam" at the UMA 25th Anniversary Dinner