Short review – A sublime way 

All praise be to Allah. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our master, Muhammad (sallalahu ‘alayhi wasallam). I finally completed a reading of the book “A Sublime Way  – The Sufi path of the Sages of Makka” and found it packed with beneficial knowledge. Dr. Hellyer must be commended for heading this […]

Allie Khalfe – Biography

Shaykh Allie Khalfe spent a decade learning various traditional texts from Shaykh Seraj & Shaykh Ahmad Hendricks who are the current Shaykhs of the Azawia Institute in Walmer Estate, Cape Town. He is the first of their students to have received a full Ijaza or license  to transmit various branches of knowledge including Fiqh, Theology and Tasawwuf […]

The IslamicText Institute – opening of the new premises. 

Study traditional texts under qualified scholars. email to enquire or register for a course. Fiqh: A specialized course covering aspects of worship including prayer (salāh), charity (zakāh), fasting (siyām) and pilgrimage (hajj).Learners will receive a certificate (ijāzah) permitting one to further teach the content covered in the course. Tasawwuf: A specialized course covering aspects […]

Abu Yazid Al-Bistami and the Dog

A story of humility and wisdom One day, when the great saint and gnostic Abu Yazid Al-Bistami was walking through a street, suddenly a dog appeared, approaching him slowly. Being cautious and not wanting his clothes to be in contact with the dog, Abu Yazid pulled up his clothes. Unexpectedly, the dog was communicating to […]