Welcoming the Month of Ramadhān: A Matter of the Heart For some, the month of Ramadhān, the month God commands us to fast, is a matter of hunger and thirst. But for others looking deeper, taking meaning, the month of…

Waxing Lyrical: On A Personal Note   Waxing lyrical about me, In a corner of the garden where foliage grows thick, where vines ramble, Twisting and weaving: on the way to the top Then back down. Here, obscuring thorns, sometimes…

Mystical Experience: Opposites at Once Brought to you by the English Butcher, in honor of mystical experience, radioactivity and the kitchen: mystical lids from Cookville...both 8Cm and 9Cm (Cm=the symbol for "curium", from the periodic table of chemical elements, a…

Be Present
Be Present
June 11, 2014

  You must be present to get the Present. -Shaikh Husain Although these words are few, their meanings are vast. The ritual prayer (salat) of Islam is a great practice for the presence of mind, body and heart. We practice…

Cosmos And Soul
Cosmos and Soul
June 9, 2014

Cosmos and Soul: Who is the Master? "Everything that is in the cosmos is in the soul (nafs) and everything that is in the soul is in the cosmos. Therefore, whoever masters his soul masters the world, and whoever is…

True Ecology: Living Islam Nature was created in perfect balance. Our responsibility is to maintain this fragile equilibrium through wise management and excellent personal conduct. A Muslim is someone who has submitted with knowledge to Islam’s wholesome and naturally balanced…