Usuli Weekly Newsletter

Usuli Weekly Newsletter · 13. May 2022
Dear Friends, Greetings of Peace! I pray you are well! This weekend, we have the blessed opportunity of addressing once again, a painful topic: spiritual and sexual abuse in our communities. It is a blessed opportunity because anytime we have the chance to blast light towards the accumulation of darkness, we have the opportunity to help people who have been held in the grip of this darkness. We have the opportunity to see what damage has been hiding in the shadows, and we help people who have...
Usuli Weekly Newsletter · 06. May 2022
Al salamu alaykum dear Friends, An extended Eid Mubarak to you and your loved ones! I pray that you all enjoyed and beautiful and blessed Eid and that the coming year ahead with be full of advancement, growth, and drawing ever closer to the Divine on your personal journey! It is nice to have a better functioning brain during the day now after fasting is over, but I do miss the lightness of being and the almost effervescent quality of the air that accompanies the month of Ramadan. As Ramadan...

Usuli Weekly Newsletter · 29. April 2022
Al salamu alaykum dear Friends, Greetings of Peace! As we wind down the last remaining days of Ramadan, I pray that you are drawing ever closer to the Beloved and enjoying the sweet fragrances of the nights! It is hard to believe the end of Ramadan is upon us and we will have to say goodbye to this blessed month so soon. May next Ramadan find us in a better state insha'Allah! In this final week of Ramadan, as we are feeling the blessed effects of less sleep, more prayer, and the month of...
Usuli Weekly Newsletter · 22. April 2022
Dear Friends, Al salamu alaykum! Greetings of Peace! Welcome to the last ten days of Ramadan! May your last days of Ramadan be full of love, beauty, elevation and deeper connection with God! First, let us pray for all the Muslims around the world who are suffering under injustice, oppression or worse during this blessed month. May God give them strength, patience, comfort and endurance, while those of us who are able to act freely without fear of imprisonment or oppression can hopefully work to...

Usuli Weekly Newsletter · 15. April 2022
Dear Friends, Al salamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatohu! I pray that your Ramadan has been full of light, meaning, and connection to God. My favorite part about Ramadan is the feeling in the air - palpably different - and the promise of Ramadan blessings and the unexpected Ramadan miracle, which can come in many forms, shapes, and sizes. May you experience a Ramadan miracle! It is hard to believe (and a bit sad) that Ramadan is already almost halfway over! A Prayer for Cameron Lee Sadly,...
Usuli Weekly Newsletter · 08. April 2022
Dear Friends, Al salamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatohu! I pray that your Ramadan is going well and that "fasting brain" has not been too debilitating insha'Allah! :) It is amazing how quickly the first week of Ramadan has already passed. I feel like I need to savor every moment and grab hold of the time so it doesn't pass too quickly! We finished Surah 4: Al Nisa'! Alhamdulillah that after eleven halaqa sessions, we were blessed to complete Surah 4: Al Nisa' last Saturday, and what a...

Ramadan Mubarak! The Latest at The Usuli Institute
Usuli Weekly Newsletter · 01. April 2022
Al salamu alaykum dear Friends, Ramadan Mubarak! Ramadan is here again! I pray you are safe, well and geared up for the start of our blessed month of Ramadan insha'Allah! Regardless of which day you begin to fast (we are starting on Saturday, insha'Allah!), I pray that every day will bring you love, mercy, forgiveness, acceptance and elevation from our Beloved Maker. There is so much to be said about the beginning of a month of spiritual training and striving towards the Divine. May you reach...
Recap on Q&A with Khaled Abou El Fadl on Spiritual and Sexual Abuse
Usuli Weekly Newsletter · 25. March 2022
Dear Friends, Greetings of Peace! I pray you are safe and well and looking forward to the start of our blessed month of Ramadan in one week's time insha'Allah! We have some exciting surprises in store for the month insha'Allah! Stay tuned... I am so happy to report that last weekend's Q&A event on Sexual and Spiritual Abuse: Dispelling Myths from an Islamic Perspective exceeded all expectations - it was breathtakingly honest, disarmingly transparent and truly empowering. It felt blessed...

This Sunday! Q&A with Khaled Abou El Fadl on Spiritual and Sexual Abuse
Usuli Weekly Newsletter · 18. March 2022
Al salamu alaykum dear Friends, I pray you are well and mentally gearing up for Ramadan, which is only two weeks away! I seriously cannot believe it. It feels like Ramadan was here only a few months back. Alhamdulillah! For me, Ramadan always comes with great anticipation, a bit of nervousness, and a feeling of unpreparedness, which thankfully passes the moment it arrives. I am excited for the sensations, the change in the air, and the presence of something divinely different that is only...
A Special Conversation On Life at Death and Surah Al Nisa' Continues Tomorrow!
Usuli Weekly Newsletter · 11. March 2022
Fervent Greetings of Peace dear Friends, I pray that you are safe, healthy, and well in these challenging times. This week, I had the great honor and blessing of having a very unusual conversation with my friend, fellow convert, and long-time Usuli supporter, Cameron Lee. Cameron is 38 and has been battling cancer since 2016. We were very saddened to learn that he recently found out his liver is failing. His doctors are not optimistic that he will have much more than a month or two to live. It...

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