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The tragic end of Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden has been a controversial figure in the Muslim world. Some view him as a true Islamic warrior, others, as a murderer and terrorist. Is his death that of a martyr or otherwise? Maulana skillfully dissects Osama’s actions and motives, explaining to the mureeds a very important lesson as to why Tariqah is so important, for it is the only means of subduing the Ego. Maulana says, we are all servants – either to our Egos, or to our Lord. One who returns to Allah as a slave to his Ego, has lost his honour, forever.

This is perhaps one of the most important Suhbahs ever Summarised, it is for anyone who seeks to know what religion is really all about. The aim of religion is so simple, so fundamental, but shaitan has distracted us from the true destination – it is like a student who enrolls in the best University, who goes to campus everyday, and participates in so many campus activities (like Sports, Social work, running the Campus newsletter and standing for elections on the Student Council etc) – he does everything, except study, and in the end he fails his examinations.

Today’s believers are doing just that – they are aimlessly going through the motion of performing the religious rituals, but they are not tasting or feeling anything real, for they have left out the most important ingredient of the meal. Food without salt is tasteless, just as drinks without sugar is. Each time we have whip up a gourmet meal, shaitan ensures that we forget the salt and sugar. Because religion is so tasteless today, people are seeking to taste from the enjoyment of dunia instead.

Read this Suhbah slowly and with a real desire to understand what has gone wrong in our lives. Maulana has laid out our most important struggle in religion, clearly for us to see.

May Allah bestow us all with understanding and wisdom, ameen! Continue reading

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Special Suhbah for Habib Ali Al-Jufri: 23rd November 2010

In this very special Suhbah, Maulana spoke of the need to always be with Allah, and of how GrandShaykh Abu Yazid Al-Bistami (qs) was yearning to hear his name called by the Divine on Judgement Day. Though we are all covered in Mercy, being part of the forgiven Nation, we must strive to be amongst those closest to Allah, by shedding our animal-like attributes. Those who return like animals, will be placed in ‘stables’. Only clean ones, with Heavenly, Angel-like attributes, are accepted in the Divine presence. So while the animals remain in the stables, the clean ones will be invited into the Palace to have an audience with the King. Rasulullah (saw) said, “I was sent to perfect the human conduct. Allah has educated me, with the best manners.” Continue reading

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