In one of the previous scriptures, it is reported that Allah said, “He has lied who claims to love Me but when night falls, he sleeps and leaves Me. Does not every lover love to be alone with their Beloved?” In this episode, we will cover: • Virtues of Qiyam al-Layl • The splendor of Night Prayer • Festival of Holiness
Published 05/14/21
Ma‘rūf al-Karkhī (may Allah be well pleased with him) said, ‘Mentioning the smallest quality of one of the awliya (elect servants of Allah) brings down mercy.’ In this episode, we will cover: • Sitting with the righteous • Having the right heroes • Respecting the Awliya
Published 05/12/21
In order to preserve the light in the heart, one must be careful to avoid things that are unlawful and forbidden. In this episode, we will cover: • Refraining from backbiting • Lowering your gaze • Eating lawful food
Published 05/10/21
Imam al-Ghazali says, “You should not look at any other person without seeing that he is better than you, that his merit surpasses yours, and see yourself as nothing." • Looking for the good in others • Spiritual benefits of ḥusn al-ẓann • Imam ‘Abdul Qadir al-Jīlānī & the two travelers
Published 05/09/21
Allah the Exalted says, “Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ ‘If you ˹sincerely˺ love Allah, then follow me; Allah will love you and forgive your sins. For Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.’” [Quran 3:31] In this episode, we will cover: • The path of belovedness • The realization of imān • Failure occurs in abandoning the Sunna
Published 05/08/21
Whoever doesn't know how his life will end at the moment of death, how can he rest? In this episode, we will cover: • Trials in the world • Leaving the world at any moment • The unknown end to one's life Recommended Duʿa: يا الله بِحُسْنِ الخَاتِمَة Transliteration: Yā Allah bi ḥusnil khātima Translation O Allah, grant me a good end!
Published 05/07/21
"Know that this abode is a place of troubles. Rest in it is rare, and only attained by people of spiritual experience and pure inner secrets who witness Allah’s beauty in everything." In this episode, we will cover: • Feeling intimacy in deprivation • The 3 aspects of imprisonment in the world • Being owned by what one loves
Published 05/06/21
The one content with Allah’s decree is always joyful and happy. The one who dislikes Allah’s decree is always worried and sad. In this episode, we will cover: • Witnessing the Creator and creation • Contentment as the means for everlasting comfort • The source of all success
Published 05/05/21
How can arrogance come from an impoverished, insignificant, lowly person who can neither benefit nor ward off harm from himself? In this episode, we will cover: • The sign of arrogance • The 3 causes for arrogance • Realizing your poverty
Published 05/04/21
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Allah the Exalted created one hundred mercies, placing one in the world between a mother and her child and between animals. By this one portion, they show one another compassion and mercy. He reserved ninety-nine mercies with Him.“ [Narrated by Imam Ahmad and al-Hākim] In this episode, we will cover: • 100 mercies • Verses on Allah's mercy • Hope & Fear Recommended Duʿa: اللهُمَّ مَغْفِرَتُكَ أَوْسَعُ مِنْ ذُنُوبِي، وَرَحْمَتُكَ أَرْجَى عِنْدِي مِنْ...
Published 05/03/21
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Make yourself known to Allah in times of ease, He will make Himself known to you in times of difficulty.” In this episode, we will cover: • Being with Allah in all states • Turning to Him with hope • The 2 types of hope
Published 05/02/21
Being veiled from Allah is the essence of punishment. In this episode, we will cover: • The worst punishment • Seeking spiritual experiences • Worshipping Allah because He is absolutely deserving of it
Published 05/01/21
Sidi Abu Madyan (may Allah have mercy on him) said, "The only pleasure in life is keeping the company of the mystics They are the sultans, the masters, and the princes." In this episode, we will cover: • The story of the lion • Witnessing only Allah • The masters and the kings
Published 04/30/21
“The heart is like a house: if a [good] state [with Allah] settles within, it is well-kept. If nothing settles within, it ruins.” In this episode, we will cover: • Keeping your heart alive • The ruined house • Uns: having intimacy with Allah ﷻ
Published 04/29/21
“The remembrance of Allah illuminates the heart and purifies it, but Dhikr is of two types: Dhikr with the heart and Dhikr with the tongue." In this episode, we will cover: • The 2 types of Dhikr • Perseverance in Dhikr • The key to love's door
Published 04/28/21
“The souls yearn for Allah in every moment and they feel homesick, but the souls are covered by veils.” In this episode, we will cover: • The soul's yearning • Preparing the heart for gifts • Types of veils
Published 04/27/21
One of the Prophets (peace be upon them all) asked his Lord ﷻ, ‘Where will I find you?’ Allah said, ‘You will find me with those whose hearts are broken for My sake.’ These are the true servants!” In this episode, we will cover: • Realizing servitude • Where will you find Allah? • Allah's Supreme Self-Sufficiency
Published 04/22/21
“Whoever seeks honor with Allah, everything humbles itself before him and his honor remains everlastingly. Whoever seeks honor with other than Allah, he becomes humiliated before everyone, and his humiliation remains everlastingly.” In this episode, we will cover: • True honor • The Duʿa of Sayyiduna ʿAlī • Being elevated by Allah Additional Resource: • Recommended Duʿa of Sayyiduna ʿAli (may Allah be well pleased with him): كَفانِي عِزَّاً إذْ كُنْتَ لي رَبَّاً، وكَفَانِي فَخْرَاً إذْ...
Published 04/21/21
“Rely upon your Lord, O servant, in every state. Do not rely on yourself, because the one who relies on himself is always exhausted and displeased." In this episode, we will cover: • Everlasting comfort • The most intense punishment • The best advice
Published 04/20/21
"Know that Allah the Exalted is looking at your inner-secrets and thoughts." In this episode, we will cover: • Muraqaba • Always seeking Allah's help • The 'distance' between you and Allah
Published 04/19/21
The Prophet ﷺ said, “The grave is either a garden from the gardens of Paradise, or a pit from the pits of Fire.” In this episode, we will cover: • A Garden or a Pit • The two outcomes • Attaining certainty Additional Resource: • Prophetic Duʿa after 2nd Tashhahud: اللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ جَهَنَّمَ، وَمِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ، وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ فِتْنَةِ الْمَسِيحِ الدَّجَّالِ Allāhumma innī a‘ūdhu bika min ‘adhāb Jahannam, wa min ‘adhāb...
Published 04/18/21
“Truly, the heart is like a mirror—if you polish it, then it reflects; but if you let it remain opaque, it stays that way and becomes blind.” In this episode, we will cover: • The heart is the mirror • The 5 states of the mirror • Seeing the signs
Published 04/17/21
"You must abandon [love of] the world, for it is the cause of every mistake." In this episode, we will cover: • Inward & outward worldliness • One love • The world serves the righteous
Published 04/16/21
“Know, may Allah grant us and you the tawfiq granted to the righteous: you must engage in obedience, for it is the basis of salvation, and by it one attains success in the Gardens of Paradise." In this episode, we will cover: • The basis of salvation • Cutting hopes short • Limping towards Allah
Published 04/15/21
All of creation is an indication of the beauty, majesty, and perfection of the Creator—but how do we witness that? In this episode, we will cover: • Witnessing Allah • The greatest pleasure • Enabling grace (Tawfiq)
Published 04/14/21