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NEW E-BOOK PUBLISHED: 'Health Sciences in Early Islam - Volume 2'

 
 

We have now published Health Sciences in Early Islam - Volume 2.

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NEW E-BOOK: The Qur'an in Islam

 
 

The Qur'an in Islam: Its Impact & Influence on the Life of Muslims by `Allamah Sayyid M. H. Tabataba`i has now been published as an eBook.

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NEW E-BOOK PUBLISHED: 'Health Sciences in Early Islam - Volume 1'

 
 

We have now published Health Sciences in Early Islam - Volume 1.

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NEW AUDIO: You are already Enlightened - A Sufi Perspective - Aliya B. Haeri

 
 

Fireside Talks, Hosted by Dr. Iraj Abedian, Economist & Former Professor, Cape Town University

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ASK Workshops in London, U.K.

 
 

RE-IGNITING THE LIGHT WITHIN -- ASK Workshops in London, UK

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ASK 2014 Conference Photos And Audios

 
 

Photos and audios from the 2014 annual conference.

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NEW BOOK: "Decree & Destiny - Revised Version)"

 
 

Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri has revised our title, "Decree & Destiny".

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NEW E-BOOK PUBLISHED: 'The Lantern of The Path' By Imam Ja`far Al-Sadiq

 
 

We've now published The Lantern of the Path by Imam Ja`far Al-Sadiq as an eBook in various formats.

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NEW BOOK PUBLISHED: Transformative Worship in Islam

 
 

Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri and Muna H. Bilgrami's new book, Transformative Worship in Islam: Experiencing Perfection, has now been published.

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The Academy of Self Knowledge (ASK) offers courses of learning whereby spiritual seekers can rediscover knowledge of meaning and purpose as well as learn special approaches and techniques for enriched conscious living.

Many people struggle to marry the rational and the spiritual. With its foundation in Islamic Sufism, whose roots go beyond recorded history, the ASK program bridges the gap between an information-based approach and experiencing inner transformation.

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WORDS OF WISDOM

... externalization of the intelligence and its projection upon the plane of the mind is, however, a necessary condition of human existence without which man would not be man, the creature who is created as a thinking being.

Dialectical intelligence identified with the mind is not in itself negative; in fact, human intelligence in its fullness implies the correct functioning of both the intelligence of the heart and that of the mind, the first being intuitive and the second analytical and discursive.

The two functions together make possible the reception, crystallization, formulation, and finally communication of the truth.

Mental formulation of the intuition received by the intelligence in the heart becomes completely assimilated by man and actualized through the activity of the mind. This in fact is one of the main roles of meditation in spiritual exercises, meditation being related to the activity of the mind.

Through this process also the light received by the heart is communicated and transmitted, such an activity being necessary because of the very nature of the content of the intuition received by the intelligence residing in the heart, the content which, being good, has to give of itself and, like all goodness, shine forth.

The human being needs to exteriorize certain inner truths in order to be able to interiorize, to analyze in order to synthesize, synthesis needing a phase of analysis. Hence, the need of man for language which proceeds from holy silence and returns again to it, but which plays a vital role in the formulation of the truth issuing from the first silence and in preparing man for return to the second silence which is synthesis after analysis, return to unity after separation.

Symbolically, the mind can be considered as the moon which reflects the light of the sun which is the heart. The intelligence in the heart shines upon the plane of the mind which then reflects this light upon the dark night of the terrestrial existence of fallen man.

—— "The Underlying Religion" -- Seyyed Hossein Nasr

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CONFERENCES AND FUTURE EVENTS

 
 
  • Announcing ASK Course One: Cosmology of the Self -- Cape Town 2015
  • Announcing ASK Course 2: The Prophetic Way of Life - Johannesburg 2014
 
 

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  - Muna Haeri Bilgrami's Blog
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- The Threshold Society


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