“You cannot reach these things from the tongue or papers or just by opening a book and reading. It is necessary to follow the family of God, who knows how to ride in the saddle of the horse and who knows how to sail in the ship which crosses all the seas.”
Please Join Us:
The Spiritual Way of Life
~ A 12-week program to immerse in the deep teachings from the book: Music of the Soul
June 9th – Oct. 6th, 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:
- Deepen your witnessing from 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 the importance of a guide and how they help you on the Path
- The inner meanings of prayers and phrases of praise used in the Sufi Way
Class Dates & Times:
Friday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30pm ET / 4:00 to 5:30pm PT
Jun 9 & 16,
Jul 7, 14, 21
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25
Sep 8, 22
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-318-1372.
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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: email@example.com or 561-318-1372.
Week One, Jun 9
IBRAHIM JAFFE, M.D., M.D.(H), D.D.
MoS, Tariqa Shadhdhuliyya, pg. 32-33
The tariqa of the Prophet Muhammad (saws) is one. It is the same way as that of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus (saws)
Week Two, Jun 16
HAMID WERDER, MSW
MoS, The Stations of the Way, pg. 46
Everyone needs to walk to return to live in the real freedom. This is the real place of his birth before he came to this world.
Week Three, Jul 7
MARY HALIMA FLEMING, BA
MoS, Al-Amarra: Listening to the Orders from the Darkness, pg. 47
There are many things in the nafs. This word contains all the things that come from your self—your perception, your hearing, your feeling, the voices in your mind, and the desires of your heart, that say this and that or ask why or what.
Week Four, Jul 14
Latif Sorensen, MDiv
MoS, “Al-Lawamma: The Station of Still Questioning,” pg. 48
You, who seek knowledge of the truth, must look to the name of God and discharge everything outside. See only the name of God.
Week Five, Jul 21
MoS, “Al-Mutma’inna: The Station of Security,” pg. 49
This is a quiet station. You have become a believer and you begin to live within. You feel rested and you no longer listen to any voice, only the voice of God.
Week Six, Aug 4
Dr. John Abd Al-Qadir Davies, LL.B., M.Litt, M.S., Ph.D.
MoS, “Al-Amina: The Station of Faith and Trust,” pg. 49
The shaitan cannot do anything as long as you do not listen to his voice and you hear only the voice of God. Your hearing can only hear the voice of Allah.
Week Seven, Aug 11
ABDULLAH PAT AYLWARD, BA
MoS, “Ar-Radiyya: Not Obeying Anything from the Nafs,” pg. 50
In this station you begin to see the face of God in everything. You hear the voice of God in every song and you say, “Who sings? Who talks? Who walks? This is my God!”
Week Eight, Aug 18
AMANY SHALABY, MA
MoS, “Al-Mardiyya: Accepting Without Asking,” pg. 50
You listen to the voice of God and you begin to see the picture of the truth. You see the world through the eye of your heart, and you begin to speak in the language of the soul.
Week Nine, Aug 25
Dr. Abd al Haqq Godlas, PhD
MOS “The Perfection of the Nafs,” pg. 51
Al-kamala is the station of the perfection of the nafs. When you reach completion in the stations of the nafs, all of the nafs become purified. Here, you begin to live completely in the station of the heart.
Week Ten, Sep 8
Dr. Rahima Schmall, PhD, RN
MoS, “First Station of the Heart: At-Tawba Return to God,” pg. 52-53
You want to return to God to clean yourself and to wipe away all your mistakes. When you want to listen to the voice of God, you must give your hearing to this voice.
Week Eleven, Sep 22
Sharifa Keith, PhD, MDiv, RN
MoS, “Al-Adab; Politeness,” pg. 55
This class falls on the Mawlid and will be made available to the whole tariqa, no registration required.
Anyone who wants to live in the garden of the soul needs to clean his body of all the things he carries because he carries the qualities of God. God has ninety-nine qualities but has only one name, a special name –Allah!
Week Twelve, Oct 6
MURSHID DR. WADUDE LAIRD
MoS, “At-Taslim Surrender to God,” pg. 54
If anyone wants to walk in the way and to live in the garden, then he must leave his body, his heart, and his soul, and be only with God, to be with Him, face to face.
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