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 […]

near death experiences: lessons and revelations

Once in a while, God sends things our way that change us forever. The book The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot was one of those special divine gifts sent my way.  It greatly expanded my understanding of God, life, and death.  One of the concepts the author touched upon, was near death experiences or NDEs. […]

A Muslim visits a church “All life depends on all life”

What am I even doing?!  Am I crazy?  I felt a little nervous that morning, as I loaded my kids in the van and headed towards St. Cuthbert’s Anglican church.  I am a practicing Muslim, and I was about to sit through a Sunday service at a church, while my kids would be watched over […]

Islam: transforming your ego

Ever since I began my blog, I wondered which imam to contact for an interview.  I considered going to a local mosque to get some answers about the essence of Islam.  But each time I decided upon a mosque or an imam, something just wouldn’t fit.  I realized that I couldn’t just interview any imam.  […]

The ‘Kindergarten’ Strategy

By Samra (admin) God loveth those who are kind. – The Table Spread 5:13 (Quran) Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 (Bible) “Love your neighbor as yourself, I am the Lord.” -Leviticus (Torah) Remember when we were all babies and loved being held by our […]

Time to wake up

By Samra (admin) “The fundamentalists of every faith remain blind to the truth that the “sigh within the prayer is the same in the heart of the Christian, the Muslim, and the Jew.” I have seen this unity with my eyes, heard it with my ears, felt it with all my being.” ― David James […]