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Al Ahad- The One

Allah encompasses the 99 Names, The Beautiful Attributes, we do not. Allah does not need our busy-ness. We desire and think we need to be busy in order to feel accomplished, successful, competent, loved, etc and so on. We are … Continue reading

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Al Islam

Al Islam- The Surrender “Surrender is in every action. As sufis, we learn to surrender, to accept Allah’s decree with a smile. Eyvallah. It should not make any difference to us, he gives, he takes–it doesn’t matter. It is Allah … Continue reading

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Ya Shaafi, Ya Salaam, Ya Razzaq, Ya Rahman

Praying for health, peace, sustenance and mercy for Japan and the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. May Allah keep those remaining protected from the leaking radiation. Allah knows all and may we turn to Him for His guidance and … Continue reading

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Al Khabir- The All-Aware

Allah is always present. It is we who deviate from being with Him. If we were aware of His presence with every breath then our expression of  compassion, kindness, love, sensitivity, peace etc and so on would be realized. It … Continue reading

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An Nur- The Light

Reacquainting ourselves with Allah in our lives is like awakening a part of the body that has been paralyzed from movement. This lack of movement is not from damage to the spinal cord that severs connections from the brain to … Continue reading

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Ash Shakur- The Appreciative

“The more thankful you are, the more positive you are.” Shaykh Taner Ansari What does that really mean? To be thankful or to appreciate means to truly understand something, someone, a situation, etc. As I contemplate this, I see this … Continue reading

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Al Basit-The Reliever/Expander

It is said in the Quran, “With every difficulty comes ease, with every difficulty comes ease.” The fact that it is recited twice always draws me to reflect upon this statement twice as long, inshallah. I ask myself, how can … Continue reading

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