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Sheikhing it Up with Sheikh Faiyaz

Faiyaz Jaffer
146 episodes
'Sheikhing it Up with Sheikh Faiyaz' offers unique reflections on spirituality, humanity, justice and contemporary issues from the lens of the Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad, and his immaculate family.

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Nightly Ramadan Reflections 28: Don't Forget These Days!

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 28: Don't Forget These Days!   Our efforts these last few nights can speak for us throughout the spiritual grind of the year...

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 27: Evaluating the Bigger Picture

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 27: Evaluating the Bigger Picture   The Holy month isn't over yet, so its important to take a pause and remember what it's all about before it ends!

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 26: The Best Amongst You...

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 26: The Best Amongst You...   In a Hadith of the Prophet (s), he says the best of people are those who do three things...what are they?

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 25: A Living Book

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 25: A Living Book   The Quran is meant to be a text that we engage with, not solely read. In this episode, we discuss some practical ways to actively reflect upon it.

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 24: Making a Lasting Difference

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 24: Making a Lasting Difference   We don't live in this world forever, so might as well do the best we can in our limited time to leave a lasting legacy.

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 23: It's All About Tonight

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 23: It's All About Tonight   The most important night of the year has arrived, and until the breaking of dawn, nothing else should matter.

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 22: What Amazes Ali? (3)

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 22: What Amazes Ali? (3)    What amazes the commander of the faithful and the inheritor of the Prophetic qualities and merits?

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 21: What Amazes Ali? (2)

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 21: What Amazes Ali? (2)  What amazes the commander of the faithful and the inheritor of the Prophetic qualities and merits?

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 20: What Amazes Ali? (1)

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 20: What Amazes Ali? (1)   What amazes the commander of the faithful and the inheritor of the Prophetic qualities and merits?

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 19: Lions by Day!

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 19: Lions by Day!   From a role model like Imam Ali (a), we are inspired to be worshippers by night and lions by day!

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 18: From Soul to Body

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 18: From Soul to Body Our internal spiritual state manifests outwardly and influences what we see, what we listen to and even how we walk!

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 17: How Can I Improve My Prayers? (2)

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 17: How Can I Improve My Prayers? (2)   Prayers is the pillar of our religion, and if we want to improve ourselves this month, it starts with improving our prayers.

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 16: How Can I Improve My Prayers? (1)

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 16: How Can I Improve My Prayers? (1)   Prayers is the pillar of our religion, and if we want to improve ourselves this month, it starts with improving our prayers.

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 15: The Inheritor of Prophetic Character

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 15: The Inheritor of Prophetic Character   The 15th of Ramadan marks the birth of the man who inherits  Prophetic etiquette and character...

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 14: Today's Treasure

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 14: Today's Treasure   In a beautiful hadith, Imam Hassan (a) describes our blessings as a treasure, if only we're thankful for them...

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 13: Every Deed Matters

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 13: Every Deed Matters   It may sound a bit cliche, but without a doubt, every deed matters; as long as it's coupled with God-consciousness and patience. Let's take a look at the story of Yusuf (a) for some inspiration...

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 12: Seeking Asceticism

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 12: Seeking Asceticism   In the Quran and Hadith literature, there is an emphasis on seeking "zuhd" or asceticism. What exactly does that mean?

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 11: Solitude vs. Community

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 11: Solitude vs. Community   For some, being alone during the holy month serves an opportunity for spiritual development, while for others they prefer a sense of community. In Islamic tradition, luckily, there's an emphasis on both.

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 10: The Legacy of Khadija (a)

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 10: The Legacy of Khadija (a) History is an important tool for us to reflect upon so we can improve our future. And the best of examples that we have are the Prophet and his family.

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 9: A Simple Reminder

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 9: A Simple Reminder We always need a simple reminder to get us focused and back on track...

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 8: What is the Soul? (Pt. 2)

What is the Soul? (Pt. 2)   The month of Ramadan is a month to purify these souls of ours...but what exactly is the soul? And how do we purify it?

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 7: What is the Soul? (Pt. 1)

What is the Soul? (Pt. 1)   The month of Ramadan is a month to purify these souls of ours...but what exactly is the soul? And how do we purify it?

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 6: Accountability vs. Self-Depreciation

Accountability vs. Self-Depreciation   We need to hold ourselves accountable so we improve in our spiritual journeys, but not at the expense of beating ourselves up whenever we make a mistake. How do we find balance so we can continue to improve?

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 5: In the Good Times & the Bad...

In the Good Times & the Bad...   It's easy to remember God when all things are falling apart, but its all about consistency...

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 4: Is Worship for Me?

There's not a lot of things as intimidating as prayers. But there's more to worship then prayer, and it starts with changing our mindset...

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 3: Look at the Stars!

Look at the Stars!   There's not a lot of things as inspirational and humbling as looking up at the sky and reflecting on God's creation...

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 2: Looking for Contentment?

We're all seeking some sense of ultimate pleasure--a sense of feeling a release from the shackles of the stress and anxiety of life. During these nights and days, we have the potential to take strides to get there.

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 1: The Bigger Picture

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 1: The Bigger Picture   We're back for another year, as guests of the All-Merciful.  Let's see the big picture and make the most of the blessed month!

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 29: The Last Night

Some final reflections as we approach the last night of the Holy Month.

Nightly Ramadan Reflections 28: The Secrets of Dua

The blessed month isn't over yet, and that means theres more opportunity to supplicate to our Creator!