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Song of the Soul
February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
“Beloved, know in whose presence you sit; know who whispers these words into the ear of your heart. If you hear me, know me; if you would know me, you must enter.
All of these words are in the way of metaphors. With what voice shall I call you but the voice of your own quest? You will see me with the eye of your deepest yearning, if you see me at all.
And if you are searching for me, it is because I am searching for you. If you understand what I mean, then let us meet face to face, hand to hand, and soul to soul.” pg. 168
Please Join Us for Part 1:
Turning Our Hearts to the Song of the Soul
~ A 12-week program to immerse in the deep teachings from the book: Music of the Soul
Jan 13th – May 19th 2023
Please join us for this beautiful program that is being taught by many of the leaders in our community:
In this course you will receive:
- Ways to look at life with the eye of the heart
- Knowledge of God that will illuminate your mind, heart, soul & spirit
- Connection with your spiritual family as you drink deeply with fellow beloveds
- Understanding of your Guide’s importance and how they help you on the Path
- The inner meanings of prayers and phrases of praise used in the Sufi Way
Dates & Times:
Classes are on Friday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30pm ET / 4:00 to 5:30pm PT
Jan 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17
Mar 3, 10, 17
[no classes during Ramadan]
May 12, May 19
Suggested donation amount to attend this event:
Full offering: $420 Discounted offering: $200
This program is open to all–we don’t want anyone to feel they can’t attend because of a financial insecurity. Please pay what you can, $50-$420 for the class as Allah guides you.
Please contact Sara Madonna if you have any questions in regards to payment or registration: Sara at email@example.com or 561-318-1372.
Or register by adding your Pay From the Heart DONATION amount below:
In Sufism and Islam it is the custom for those who have more to contribute more, and for those who have less to give less. In order to support those who can’t afford to pay the suggested amount of $420, please be as generous as you can, and if you are able, consider paying more than $420. Thank you! 🙏🏻
If you are having any trouble registering, please contact Sara Madonna: firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-318-1372.
Class Teachers and Topics:
Week One: Jan 13
Hamid Werder, MSW: Why Sufism?
MOS, The Knowledge of the Sufi Path, pg. 13-14
Beloved, in the name of God, look with the eye of the heart and don’t look back.
Supplemental reading: The Ship of the Family of the Prophet, Introduction, pg. 9-17
Week Two: Jan 20
Salih Kent: The Science of His light; How Sufism helps us?
MOS, The Knowledge that Illuminates the Knowers Like the Sun: Tasawwuf, pg. 15-16
Supplemental readings: The Ship of the Family of the Prophet, “Our Master ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib (raa),” pg. 21-23 Path to Allah Most High, 2007, “Sufism, Sufis and their Faith,” pg. 9-23
Week Three: Jan 27
Samah Ross, MA, MDiv: How to know God? MOS, Meaning of Allahu Akbar, pg. 17
God is greater than everything because in and out is Him. There is nothing above Him. There is nothing on His right and nothing on His Left.
Supplemental reading: The Resolute Prophets, “Our Master Guide Musa (saws),” pg. 172-176
Week Four: Feb 3
Amany Shalaby, MA: How to wash with the water of the truth? How can you find the family of God in your city? The presence of al-Mahdi (as)
MOS, Washing with the Truth, pg. 18-20
If you want to know, then follow and walk in the way. You begin to see now because at this time you can find the family of God in every city and in every country. After a time, the family will grow larger and larger because the people are waiting for the message [of this government].
Supplemental readings: Song of the Flute of the Deep Knowing, “The Time of Al-Mahdi,” pg. 76-77 Conversations in the Zawiyah, “The Prophet (as) and the Mahdi (as)” pg. 182-183 Walking the Path of Sufism, “the Ritual Purity,” pg. 158-170
Week Five: Feb 10
Latif Sorensen, MS: How to walk the way of love?
MOS, There is No God but Allah: La ilaha illa’llah, pg. 21-23
No one can understand what God wants from the qualities until after he reaches. This understanding can only come through love. Supplemental readings: Path to Allah Most High, “Remembrance,” pg. 286-287 Secret of the Spirit, “La ‘ilaha ‘illa ‘llah,” 192-193 HWKHKHL, “The Commanding Nafs,” pg 64-70
Week Six: Feb 17
Nura Laird, MEd: How to live inside the garden of the soul?
MOS, Adh-Dhikr: The Meaning of the Remembrance, pg. 24-25
This is the music of the soul. When he lives in the garden, he sings.
Supplemental readings: The Secret of the Love of God, “The Remembrance of Allah is Divided into Three Parts.” pg. 273-274 The Path of Yearning to Taste the Love, “On the Path that Elevates Fragrant Souls to the Real Love,” pg. 19-28
Week Seven: Mar 3
Dr. ‘Abd al-Haqq Godlas, PhD:
How to live inside His garden of love? MOS, The Love, pg. 26-27
When you find the love, you find yourself. The secret is in the love. You are the love, not another.
Supplemental readings: Secret of the Love of God, pg. 21-26 The Spirit’s Path to Joy, “The Station of Love and the Attributes of Allah’s Love,” pg. 285-290
Week Eight: Mar 10
Rahima Schmall, PhD, RN: How to walk in the way of the Prophets (as)
MOS, The Religion, pg. 28-31
La ilah illa’llah muhammadan rasulullah. If anyone wants to be a Muslim, then he must believe in all the prophets.
Supplemental reading: The Guide, “In God is the Pure Religion,” pg. 40-51
Week Nine: Mar 17
Murshid Dr. John Wadude Laird, MD: How to stay on the right path, the straight way, all the time~ How to remember God~
MOS, The Fatiha, pg. 34-40
It is the surah of praise (al-Hamd) and Gratitude (as-Shukr), and the surah which explains the correct way to ask [Him], for it began with praise of Him.
Supplemental reading: Tafsir of Juz’ ‘Amma, “Al-Fatihah,” pg. 10-26
Week Ten: Apr 28
Murshid Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe, M.D., M.D.(H), D.D.
MOS, The Fatiha, Part 2, pg. 34-40
Supplemental readings TBD
Week Eleven: May 12
Aisha Cotten M.A., H Ct: How to know the guide well?
MOS, Who is the Guide, pg. 41-42
You need to have the guide to help you and to take your hand. The guide, who shows you the way, is your brother.
Supplemental readings: An unpublished teaching (from Mahdi) The Guide, pg. 29-33
Week Twelve: May 19
Kamila Shenmen Ph.D., Dipl.Ac., Dipl.C.H., M.Div.: How to be in good relationship with your brothers and sisters~ How to be polite with everyone
MOS, Brothers in God, pg. 43-45
If He wants to show you His face, you need to give everything for this truth because when you give, you give to His face. Supplemental reading: The Reality of Gnosis, “All Existing Entities are Ranks of Your Being,” pg. 24-26
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