About this blog.

السلام اليكم

bismillahir rahmanir raheem, salaam alaykum, greetings of peace to you.

Here you will find various postings on current events, Kutaba, book and other reviews and my own commentary insha’allah. Also please look at the homepage (Home Page Link) for other news and information. As the site develops, more permanent writing pieces will be posted. Most of these posting will have a distinctive character that comes from my own personality. No excuses for my brand of humor either – Allah also made me funny, but perhaps in a peculiar way! subhan’allah.

Please find links to the posts in the sidebar on the right – they are in chronological order. They are also listed by the month they were posted and by category.

About Imam Salim

Many years ago Imam Salim Chishti was appointed as the resident Imam at the Abode of the Message by Pir Zia Inayat Khan (Sarafil Bawa) where he lived at that time. Imam Salim was born in New York City and early in his life entered a spiritual journey that has led him to find his heart’s home in Sufism and Islam. He has been an initiate in the Inayati Order (formerly the Sufi Order International) since 1983, originally initiated by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. He is a student of Pir Zia Inayat Khan and Imam Bilal Hyde.

Imam Salim is also a Khalifa in the Chishti-Kaleemi lineage through the late Pir Rasheed-ul-Hassan Jili-ul-Kaleemi (ra) and received Ijazaat (certification) from him to perform and teach healing techniques of that lineage.

Imam Salim has studied Sharia, Tariqa, Ma’rifa and Chishti spiritual healing
with several leading scholars. He speaks frequently at Sufi, Islamic and
interfaith conferences and is regularly asked to represent Islam and Sufism
in interfaith religious services.

Salim was the Imam of the Islamic Society of the Berkshires for five years
and has also led the Jummah prayers at the Abode of the Message and the
Empire State Plaza in Albany. Currently he is doing research on Islamic
dream interpretation and spiritual healing practices in the Chishti lineage.

Imam Salim is available for conferences, panel discussions, interfaith services
and workshops. He is also available to lead retreats and seminars on:

  • Islamic Dream Interpretation
  • Dhikr of the Heart
  • Salaat
  • Chishti Healing Practices (along with Tara Chishti who is an
    experienced Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me using the contact form.

Peace and Blessings to you!

Imam Salim Chishti

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