Reflections

Are you my Hussein?

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BismillahirRahmanirRahim
May 26, 2022

I remember staring blankly ahead, as I passed the cars on the dual carriageway. The trip to Luton, from London, was not a long one, ninety minutes at most.  The time was moderate. But spiritually, mentally, and emotionally, the journey seemed much longer. My family was excited- for years my children had been brought up hearing the sweet words of...

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Learning new skills

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BismillahirRahmanirRahim
May 26, 2022

Learning new skills is not something that I would look forward to in the past. As a child I was very introverted, preferring my own company to that of others, even refusing to wear new clothes much to the exasperation of my parents.   That would change however thanks to my Sheykh and the Murids at the Osmanli Dergahi. As...

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The Past Two Years

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BismillahirRahmanirRahim
May 26, 2022

  It’s been a while since I’ve written about my experiences with Osmanli Dergah.  Most people know me through the photos that I have published on my Flickr page - though even that has been put on hiatus over the past two years.   With the COVID pandemic came a disruption in everyone’s daily lives and routines – and as...

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