The Road to Spiritual Reformation

Anyone who reads these discourses with an open heart will find the flame of love lit in his heart. Download here:The Road to Spiritual Reformation Digital Edition 1

A famous commentator of the Qur’ān once said: “I can summarise the commentary of the entire Qur’ān in a single sentence: Gain the pleasure of Allāh through worship,
gain the pleasure of Allāh’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم  through following his sunnah, and gain the pleasure of creation through serving them.”
Perhaps the greatest challenge facing the muslim ummah today is the force of seculairism whose root aim is to sever man from the sacred and to distance a believer from his Lord. As a result, religion is reduced to empty slogans. Truly, love for Allāh is the need of our times. May Allāh burn the flame of love in our hearts and guide us on the path of remembrance and reflection leading to His proximity. Anyone who reads these discourses with an open heart will find the flame of love lit in his heart


dua ham wa gham

اَللَّـــهُمَّ يَا فَارِجَ الْـهَمِّ وَيَا كَاشِفَ الْغَمِّ، فَرِّجْ هَـمِّىْ وَيَسِّرْ أَمْرِىْ وَارْحَمْ ضُعْفِىْ وَقِلَّةَ حِيْلَتِىْ وَارْزُقْنِىْ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا أَحْتَسِبْ يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَـمِيْنَ

O Allah, remover and dispeller of worries and grief, remove my worries, make my my affairs easy and have mercy on my weakness and meagerness of my resources and grant me sustenance from where I can not even imagine. O Sustainer of the worlds
Although thsee exact words is not proven in a hadith, similar words do appear in the ahadith and it is recommended to read this dua for alleviation of worries and grief, ease and easy sustenance

Six Quranic Verses for Cure: Ayat Ash-Shifa

Six Quranic Verses for Cure: Ayat Ash-Shifa Shifa Verses

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم ، و صلى الله على النبى الكريم

وَيَشْفِ صُدُوْرَ قَوْمٍ مُّؤْمِنِيْنَ
Wa yashfi sudoora qawmin mumineena. 1. And [He] shall heal the breast of the believers. (at-Tawba, 9:14)
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءتْكُمْ مَّوْعِظَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَشِفَاءٌ لِّمَا فِي الصُّدُوْرِ وَهُدًى وَّرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
Yaa ayyuha an-naasu qad ja’atkum maw`izatun min rabbikum wa shifaun limaa fis-sudoori
wa hudan wa rahmatun lil-mumineen. 2. Mankind there has come to you a guidance from your Lord and a healing for (the diseases) in your hearts, and for those who believe a guidance and a mercy. (Yunus, 10:57)
يَخْرُجُ مِن بُطُوْنِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ فِيْهِ شِفَاءٌ لِّلنَّاسِ
Yakhruju min butooniha sharaabun mukhtalifun alwaanuhu feehi shifaaun lin-naas
3. There issues from within the bodies of the bee a drink of varying colors
wherein is healing for mankind. (an-Nahl, 16:69)
وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاءٌ وَّرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ
Wa nunazzilu mina al-qur’aani ma huwa shifaaun wa rahmatun lil-mumineen. 4. And We sent down in the Quran such things that have healing and mercy for the believers (an-Najm, 17:82)
وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِيْنِ
Wa i-dhaa maridtu fahuwa yashfeeni. 5. And when I am ill, it is [He] who cures me.”
(ash-Shu`ara, 26:80) (A supplication of Prophet Abraham [as])
قُلْ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا هُدًى وَّشِفَاءٌ
Qul huwa lil-ladheena aamanoo hudan wa shifaaun. 6. And declare (O Muhammad) that [the Quran] is a guidance and healing for the believers. (al-Fussilat, 41:44)

The humility of Shaykh Shukri Luhafi, Rahmatullallah Alaih

*The humility of Shaykh Shukri Luhafi, Rahmatullallah Alaih*
 When we first saw him, we thought he was the simple “Mosque caretaker”. He would walk around the Mosque in the Syrian city of Damascus daily, pouring all the worshippers glasses of water until the sun would set, this is despite his old age and the greyness of his beard
When he came towards me, I humbly declined to accept water from him. This was mostly due to my ignorance and young age, but he just stood there waiting for me as he uttered verses of the Quran. Out of shyness, I then signalled for him to pour me a cup as I smiled to my friend next to me
I said to the man “May God reward you, being the Mosque caretaker is a virtuous job”
The man walked off smiling as he continued to pour glasses of water to the mosque attendees
My friend then looked at me giggling and said “That man that just poured you a glass of water is no Mosque caretaker.
He is a Memoriser of the Quran, who has memorised the 10 different dialects with a strong chain. He is also a renowned poet, calligraphy artist and French teacher
More importantly, he is a great Islamic Legal Jurist and Scholar who has students from around the world who come from the farthest of lands to study under him. Have you not heard of Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi?!”.
I was immediately overcome by a strong feeling of embarrassment and just sat there completely ashamed for how I had judged the Shaykh previously, I wanted to return to the Shaykh, but he was busy continuing to pour people glasses of water until the sun had set
I had always thought that such Scholars and people of knowledge were meant to be elevated in high positions, no where to be seen amongst common people. But when I had seen this Shaykh, I realised what true knowledge and scholarship teaches, truly the more knowledge you learn the more humble you should become.