Canadian Sufi Cultural Centre: a mystical experience

I had been contemplating visiting the Sufi Cultural Centre for many months.  I had emailed them and gotten an open invite for visiting several months ago, but since they only met together every Saturday night for dhikr (to remember God by calling on His names/attributes), it was difficult to actually end up there, since there […]

tragedy: the homogenization and loss of meaning

 Just recently, I realized how mechanical and meaningless some aspects of my spirituality have become. Whenever I meet someone Muslim, I say “assalam alaikum.”  That person responds to me “walaikum salaam.”  Sometimes the other person says salaam first, and I respond to them.  Everything is good, until I realize that I don’t even know what […]