Friday, November 20, 2015
This edition of the Sufi Study Circle Podcast contains a recitation of Surah 93, Al-Zuhaa - The Early Hours -- as well as an excerpt from the Mathnawi of Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Muhammad Rumi (may Allah be pleased with him), a reading from al-Qushayri's 'Principles of Sufism' a meditative essay entitled: 'Baqa', a Friday Thoughts excerpt with the title: 'Sam Harris and the Future of Ignorance - Part 2', several musical selections, a Sufi saying, and a prayer. Click on the artwork below to be whisked away to a web page that will permit one to either stream or download the Sufi Study Circle Podcast #10 for free.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
'Sam Harris and the Future of Ignorance' is a critical exploration of the published dialogue between Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz entitled: 'Islam and the Future of Tolerance'. Dr. Harris claims that he is interested in peace, harmony, cooperation,and tolerance. Yet, when it comes to Islam and Muslims, he does not appear to exhibit the same commitment to, or fervor for, the aforementioned ideals. More specifically, Dr. Harris seems to be willing to recklessly endanger innocent lives – both Muslim and non-Muslims – by fraudulently promoting a false idea about the nature of Islam, and this seems rather incongruous with some of his stated values. One can’t help but wonder what his underlying motives actually are because there seems to be little rhyme nor reason to his insistence on maintaining such a jaundiced and factually challenged view of Islam unless his purpose is something other than peace, harmony, co-operation, tolerance, and the like. The fact that Dr. Harris appears to be willing to identify fundamentalists, extremists, and militants as constituting the only “true” Muslims, while referring to other non-violent Muslims as acting out of disingenuous and hypocritical pretense (simply because the latter individuals refuse to accept the delusional and ignorant ranting of fundamentalists) also causes one to wonder what the actual underlying motives of Dr. Harris are. Dr. Harris and Maajid Nawaz present themselves as individuals who have understanding of, and insight into, the nature of Islam. But they do not possess such understanding or insight, and the present book: 'Sam Harris and the Future of Ignorance' documents the foregoing claim.
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Friday, November 06, 2015
Contains recitation of verses from Surah 55, The Beneficent, as well as a poem by Shaykh Ahmed al-Alawi entitled "The Supreme Station, a reading from al-Ghazzali's "The Alchemy of Happiness", a meditative essay entitled: 'Curriculum', a Friday Thoughts excerpt with the title: 'Sam Harris and the Future of Ignorance', several musical selections, a Sufi saying, and a prayer. Click on the artwork below to either gain access to a free download or a streaming version of the current podcast.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Contains recitation of verses 65-82 from Surah 18, The Cave, as well as an excerpt from Rumi's poetry, a reading from Najm al-Din Razi's 'The Path of God's Bondsmen', a meditative essay entitled: "Mureed", a Friday Thoughts excerpt with the title: 'The Faith Instinct', several musical selections, a Sufi saying, and a prayer. Click on the artwork below to download or stream the latest edition of the Sufi Study Circle Podcast.
Friday, October 02, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
The fifth edition of the Sufi Study Circle is now available for those who are interested. This edition consists of Quranic recitation, sufi poetry, floetry, a Friday Thoughts entitled: 'The God Virus", a meditative essay bearing the title: 'Humility', and a reading from the writings of Hazrat al-Qushayri. Either click on the artwork below or go to: Sufi Study Circle Podcast #5 .
Friday, September 18, 2015
The fourth edition of the Sufi Study Circle Podcast is now available for downloading or streaming. One can click on the artwork above or type (or copy and paste):
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The current podcast of the Sufi Study Circle Podcast includes a Quranic recitation, with English translation, of Surah 87, The Most High, as well as a 'Friday Thoughts' entitled: 'Good Without God'. In addition there is an excerpt from al-Ghazzali's Book of Knowledge and an essay entitled: 'Freedom'. Moreover, there is a selection from Rumi's Mathnawi, plus a piece of Floetry called: 'God, Who Is Here'. Things are rounded out with a few musical interludes.