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On Forgiveness…from the DC Hidayah Conference 2011

June 19, 2011


I returned to the DC Hidayah Conference this weekend to keep the spiritual momentum of the retreat going, but I was largely disappointed. I know, I know–it wasn’t a retreat, but if I’m going to sit in lectures all day, can’t I expect the speakers to humor me? A little? I felt like I was […]

Day 2: Trees may be some of the greatest teachers on the journey…

June 4, 2011


Today was the first day of classes, AND I went horseback riding and swimming. But we have to talk a little bit more about trees. There was a wonderful khatira from Dr. Umar Faruq AbdAllah today on the Moroccan scholar Muhammad ibn Ja’far ibn Idris al-Kattani al-Hasani al-Fasi’s Aqidat al-Najah (1857-1927). It’s a 19-line poem […]

An Everyday Love Affair: A Commentary on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2011


In light of the march of roses and hearts that have been stampeding the streets, I’ve been thinking a lot about love. But not just any kind of love–Divine Love. Sure, today is Valentine’s Day, but the last I checked there was no Saint Valentine in Islam or an Eid ul-Hob. But that doesn’t mean […]