From the last talk there were two things that affected me tremendously that I couldn't stop thinking and reflecting on them:-
1. Was how the heart is from the spiritual realm and how it doesn't necessarily feel comfortable in this world.
I guess it knows how beautiful the spiritual world is and what it is to remember Allah.
I thought it was beautiful how acts of physical purity like wudhu has a beneficial effect on the heart in the same way we perceive a bad heart to perform a bad physical act. i.e. the relationship between the physical senses and the spiritual through the heart.
2. The second profound thing for me was in surah fatihah.. To learn the concept of ن at the end of the words meaning "we".
Sadly up till now I always thought it was "You alone I worship.. You alone I ask for help. Show me the straight path"
From the Sheikh to have understood that it's not "I" but "we"
ie You alone we worship.. You alone we ask for help ..so show us the right path"
For me this was such a unifying feeling and it made me realise even more that Islam is a unifying not a dividing religion.
Can you imagine what a powerful Duaa surah fatihah is.
We are praying for everyone And Everyone is praying for us.
We can never feel alone... Never..
The Qur'an and Spirituality class, Sheffield
Shaykh Waseem Ahmed
Shaykh Waseem started his search for knowledge by studying Arabic in the UK for a few years before leaving for Damascus in Ramadan 1426 (Oct 2005) to study further Arabic at the Abu Nur institute... Read More