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What is Taswawwuf?

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is an anonymous Persian poem translated by Dr. Alan Godlas.
What is taswawwuf? Good character and awareness of God. That's all taswawwuf is. And nothing more.
What is taswawwuf? Love and affection. It is the cure for hatred and vengeance. And nothing more.
What is taswawwuf? The heart attaining tranquility – Which is the root of religion. And nothing more.
What is taswawwuf? Concentrating your mind, Which is the religion of Ahmad (s.a.w.). And nothing more.
What is taswawwuf? Contemplation that travels to the Divine Throne. It is a far-seeing gaze. And nothing more.
What is taswawwuf? Taswawwuf is keeping one's distance from imagination and supposition. Taswawwuf is found in certainty. And nothing more.
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The Litany of Jonah (a.s.)

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is translated from an article in Malay by Brother Sufian King.  I have made some edits to the article.
This is the du’a of Prophet Jonah (a.s.).

… “There is no god but Thou: Glory to Thee: I was indeed wrong!” (Surah al-Anbiya’:87)
It is said in the Qur’an:

Had it not been that he (repented and) glorified Allah, he would certainly have remained inside the fish until the Day of Resurrection. (Surah asw-Swaffat:143-144)
Salutations, praises and peace upon the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.), his family, companions and followers who follow him closely until the end of time.  The Qur’an has mentioned the story of Prophet Jonah (a.s.) which can be used as a lesson and application of the prayer of Prophet Jonah (a.s.) that Allah (s.w.t.) will relieve from His slaves hardships, troubles and calamities in times of urgent need, provided that the individual is a believer.  Let us follow this story in hopes of attaining the pleasure of Allah (s.w.t.) until…

About Life

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
“Please stop worrying about the world, Instead, engage in polishing the soul. Know that life will quickly end, This message try and comprehend.
Today, we may have robust health, And some are blessed with much wealth, Tomorrow, my not be the same, As much of both may not remain.
Every moment of life is precious. Be thankful as God is Gracious. We can live here peacefully, With hopeful bliss of eternity.
Thank Allah for His Blessings Let your nafs, your soul keep polishing. Your body will get clean and bright, Like the full moon on a dark, dark night.
Like crushed ice life keep on melting, And death to us is always steering. Hopefully one day we’ll all be, Living in blissful Eternity.”
Mawlana Waffie Mohammed

About the Annunciation

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the Christian celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel (a.s.) to the Virgin Mary (a.s.) that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus (a.s.).  The word ‘Annunciation’ anglicised from the Latin Vulgate verses from the Gospel according to Luke, Annuntiatio Nativitatis Christi.  The word ‘Annunciation’ is derived from the same root as the word ‘announce’.  Gabriel (a.s.) was announcing the birth of Christ (a.s.) in advance.  ‘Annunciation’ is simply an older form of saying ‘announcement’.  This term has also been applied in other ways such as the annunciation of the birth of John (a.s.) and the annunciation to Mary (a.s.)
John the Baptist’s (a.s.) birth was also announced in advance.  Both stories have multiple parallels.  In both cases, the angel Gabriel (a.s.) makes the announcement to a single individual.  It was Zechariah (a.s.) in John the Baptist’s case and Mary (a.s.) in Jesus’…

Our Wasilah

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is a transcript of discourse delivered by Mawlana Waffie Mohammed
If we have to meet any important dignitary, it is necessary that we get all the knowledge of the protocol.  That is just for ordinary human beings; what about the meeting with the Lord?  Allah (s.w.t.) Wants us to approach Him in a particular way.  In order to get this done properly, He Gives us a Command found in Surah al-Ma’idah:

O ye who believe!  Do your duty to Allah, seek the means of approach unto Him, and strive (with might and main) in His Cause: that ye may prosper. (Surah al-Ma’idah:35)
Scholars discuss this particular principle in many ways but one thing they all agree on is that if we want to get to Allah (s.w.t.), we have to follow Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).  Why?  Because he already met Allah (s.w.t.) and he is already aware of the etiquettes of getting to Allah (s.w.t.).  So in essence, what Allah (s.w.t.) is really Telling us is that the believers must fol…