Preparing for Ramadan – Rajab I

Introduction

Each year as we approach the holy month of Ramadan we travel through two other months designated as sacred months in the Qur’an and Hadith. First we come to the seventh month of the Hijri year – Rajab, and then the eighth month – Sha’aban. Both of these months offer opportunities for preparing for Ramadan in both the exoteric and esoteric ways.

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15th January (CE Calendar) Urs of Murshid Samuel Lewis, Lama Foundation, New Mexico, USA 1971CE

Dargha of Murshid Sam at Lama Foundation, New Mexico, completed in August 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tamam Khan)

In a short biography on the Sufi Ruhaniat International website, many facts about Murshid Sam’s life are discussed. The short bio ends with :

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Blessings to all on Christmas 2022CE

It is with great reverence, homage and gratitude that I thank Allah (swt) for sending us the Prophet ‘Isa Ruhallah and join in with all other peoples who celebrate his coming to Earth to teach us of the overwhelming compassion and mercy of Allah (swt).

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India’s Muslim, multi-faith past in focus through one woman’s quest to combat ‘altered history’ | South China Morning Post

Rana Safvi, a teacher-turned-author on premodern India, seeks to combat misinformation and historical revisionism by offering ‘accessible’ accounts of the country’s complex, oft-misinterpreted history.

Source: India’s Muslim, multi-faith past in focus through one woman’s quest to combat ‘altered history’ | South China Morning Post

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29 Jumada al Awwal Urs Farid Uddin Attar (ra) – Nishapur

Farid Uddin Attar Dargah – Nishapur, Iran

Born in Nishapur, in northeastern Persia around 1142. He traveled widely, Tehran, Egypt, Damascus, Mecca, and Turkestan, then settled in Nishapur.

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