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Walking on the Shore of the Divine Series

Walking on the Shore of the Divine Series

O my soul, come, cast away from fantasy, Dive into this sea of love if you would see With your heart’s eyes wonders known in prophecy. How can we, drops from the sea, return to become one with it? How can we take our realization of Truth from the realm of the abstract to lived awareness, seeing wonders known in prophecy? It starts by walking the sh

The Journey to Peace

The Journey to Peace

We are blessed to witness the tradition of learned women of Islam embodied by Sheikha Maryam. Spiritual Guide, bridge-builder, peacemaker. Sheikha Maryam Kabeer Faye is a traveler on the Path and loving servant of the Most High. When she was twelve years old she was given a painted scroll of an ancient wanderer, upon which were inscribed the words:

Spirituality in the time of Facebook

BismIllah irRahman irRaheem The Path to Allah, also known as Sufism or Tasawwuf, is the path of the heart towards its Lord. It is bringing the heart into alignment with the spirit – the soul – which is pure in its state and longs for union with its Creator. Today, Sufism has come to be understood in a very superficial way. People believe they are ‘

What’s your story?

What’s your story?

Michael Sugich (Brother Haroon), who will be visiting Ottawa June 1-3 in sha Allah, wants to meet you! Brother Haroon is writing a book about Tawba: coming back to God. Come share the story of how God brought you back to Him - whether through repentence or conversion. Inspire future readers all over the world with your experience! Please share this

Living with the Quran

Living with the Quran

O our Lord, make the Quran the springtime of our hearts! Are you ready to welcome Spring? Sanad Collective is hosting its 3rd annual Sisters Spiritual Retreat, ‘Living with the Quran.’ This is an opportunity to retreat from the busy-ness and distractions of the city, and immerse yourself in the Signs of God. Connect with the Word of your nurturing

Setting Intentions and Knowing the Weight of Prophecy

Setting Intentions and Knowing the Weight of Prophecy Friday, March 13th, 2015 University of Ottawa This is the first class of Walking on the Shore of the Divine taught by Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa.   Notes from one of the students of Walking on the Shore of the Divine. Class One Today I will not address you as my sister and brother, let us speak

Letters to the Beloved Showcase

On February 20, a blessed group gathered in Ottawa to read letters of love to the Beloved ﷺ. It quickly became what participants started to call "a love-fest."  Praise God for taking our love to a whole new level that special night! May we be blessed with many more nights of rapture with the Beloved ﷺ.

Thinking the best

bismIllah Assalam alaykum Beloved Brothers and Sisters, When we were leaving the beautiful Zaouia of Sidi Cheikh Abdallah al Haddad in Fez in April of last year, and Sidi Cheikh too was going to travel away from the Zaouia for over a month, in his last talk before leaving, he gave his students advice. I was amazed at the advice, so simple yet so pr

Walking on the Shore of the Divine

Walking on the Shore of the Divine

O my soul, come, cast away from fantasy, Dive into this sea of love if you would see With your heart’s eyes wonders known in prophecy. How can we, drops from the sea, return to become one with it? How can we take our realization of Truth from the realm of the abstract to lived awareness, seeing wonders known in prophecy?  It starts by walking the s

And the winners are…

And the winners are…

* Click on the participant's name to see their letter Adults  1st HIDAYET ABBAD (Ottawa)    2nd ROHAMA BINT ABDUL-BASIT (Niagara Falls) 3rd  SARAH SAGHIR (Ottawa) SANTRIANI BOHARI JAON (Singapore) IFFAT SYED (Toronto) Youth (12-17)  1st IRBAZ REHMAN (Ottawa) AHMAD ABDUR RAHMAN IBN JIMÉNEZ (Bogotá, Colombia)      2nd MAZEN SAKKAL (Ott