Unlike the other 'ulum, reading and studying advanced texts in tasawwuf won't make you advanced in tasawwuf. "Skipping ahead" like that can actually delay your own advancement on the path. "Don't move yourself until Allah ﷻ moves you," as the murshidun say. This doesn't mean you don't have himma or make effort--rather, learn to be … Continue reading Don’t Move Yourself Until Allah Moves You
On the path it is always possible and sometimes easy to go astray.
Etiquette of the seeker with its commentary in English and Arabic are core for the salikeen.
The shuyukh bring the mutun to life. Don't beat a dead horse.
Examples of non-practicing Muslims I've met as a lesson on thinking good of others.
One day, the prophet Yahya ﷺ asked Shaytan who is his friend and who is his enemy...
These photos show 4 styles that the Prophet ﷺ would use to make du'a.
What to do when someone corrects you.
Imam Malik and the Sufis Q. al-Qadhi 'Iyadh is known to be a great sunni scholar, yet quiet recently a salafi brother pointed out that in his book "Tadreeb al-Madarik", al-Qadhi quotes a narration from Imam Maalik who rejected sufism. This confused me deeply and i wanted to know if you could clarify this issue … Continue reading The Narration of Imam Malik Laughing at Sufis
What was the wird of ibn Taymiyyah? Ibn al-Qayyim mentions a practice of his in his Madārij as-Sālikīn.