Showing posts from July, 2015
Sufi Orders and Their ShaykhsThe Malamatiya (the blameworthy) can be considered a proto-Sufi order that arose in the 3rd century AH / 9th century CE before the crystallization of the Sufi orders. Malamati principles became integrated into later Sufism. The scholarly article Hakim Tirmidhi and the Malamati Movement of Early Sufism by Prof. Sara Sviri provides a number of foundational ideas as well as important historical data for understanding the Malamatiya.
Sufi orders (turuq) crystallized as institutions beginning around the 6th century AH/ 12th century CE. One of the first orders was the Yasawi order, named after Khwajah Ahmad Yasavi (d. 562 AH/ 1166 AD), from the city of Yasi, where his tomb is located. Today it is called Turkestan and is situated in Kazakhstan, about a six hour drive northwest from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. His shrine is undergoing multi-million dollar renovations, which should be finished by the Fall of 1998, when a commemorative festival and internat…
Call for Papers6-8 October 2015, Sydney, AustraliaCall for Papers

Held every two years, the Pacific International Maritime Exposition will continue to host two headline events, the RAN Sea Power Conference and the International Maritime Conference (IMC), as well as an extensive portfolio of specialist maritime business and technical seminars and symposia. 
High Performance Sailing Yachts
28-29 October 2015, Southampton, UK
Call for Papers - Abstract Deadline 17 August 2015
The conference will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest scientific and technologic research and its application in the complex field of high performance yachts and competitive sailing. ICSOT Indonesia
4-5 November 2015
Call for Papers - Abstract Deadline 31 July 2015
The fourth Conference will be held at ITS Surabaya covering the theme of “Development in Ships Design and Construction”.  This Conference will be very special because it coincides with the 10 years anniversary of RINA Indonesia…
The Indispensability of Abundant Zikr and Muraqabah
for the Seeker - by Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad The first lesson in the esteemed Naqshbandi Silsilah isLatifa-e-Qalb. Upon this, the seeker traveling the spiritual path (salik) engages in the spiritual exercise ofmuraqabah, where he or she sets aside some private time to sit and reflect on Allah. In this exercise thesalik strives to empty the heart of all thoughts and imagines the blessings and mercy of Allahentering the heart and erasing its darkness. As if in gratitude to being cleansed of darkness the heart joyfully calls out the Name of Allahover and over again…Allah! Allah! Allah!  A general scientific principle states that whenever a vacuum is created, something comes in to fill it and therefore the vacuum does not stay as is. Similarly when we sit and strive to remove all thoughts from our heart the aim is to create a void that will hopefully be filled with thoughts of Allah. Darkness and light cannot coexist in the same space. Henc…
The Prophet Muhammad SAW said: The most severely punished among men on the Day of Resurrection will be a learned man whom Allah SWT has not blessed on account of his knowledge. The Prophet SAW said: Nobody can be learned unless he puts his learning into practice. He SAW said: Knowledge is of two kinds - knowledge by tongue which is open proof of Allah for the children of Adam AS and the science of soul which is useful. He SAW said: In the latter days, there will be ignorant worshippers and sinning learned men. He SAW said: Don't acquire knowledge to boast over the learned nor dispute with the ignorant and gain popularity among the people. He who does this will go to Hell. He SAW said: He who conceals his knowledge will be given by Allah SWT a bridle of fire.
-        -  Imam al-Ghazali, Ihya Ulumuddin.
Forty (40) Hadith Qudsi INTRODUCTIONThe following is a collection of 40 Hadith Qudsi. But what is Hadith Qudsi and how do they differ from other Hadith? The following discussion is given in the introduction to the book titled "Forty Hadith Qudsi" published by: Revival of Islamic Heritage Society, Islamic Translation Center, P.O.Box 38130, Aldahieh, Kuwait. Hadith Qudsi are the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) as revealed to him by the Almighty Allah. Hadith Qudsi (or Sacred Hadith) are so named because, unlike the majority of Hadith which are Prophetic Hadith, their authority (Sanad) is traced back not to the Prophet but to the Almighty. Among the many definitions given by the early scholars to Sacred Hadith is that of as-Sayyid ash-Sharif al-Jurjani (died in 816 A.H.) in his lexicon At-Tarifat where he says: "A Sacred Hadith is, as to the meaning, from Allah the Almighty; as to the wording, it is from the messenger of Allah (p…