FREE Ebooks to read while staying at home!

April 6, 2020

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

From this day until April 20, 2020, you may read my five Ebooks on Smashwords for FREE :) They include Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel in English, Spanish, and Urdu, Love Songs to God (poetry), Lessons in Love (essays), and Puerto Diablo (novella).

Please enter the code AG100 prior to completing your checkout.

Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel –

El Maestro de los Jinn (Spanish Translation)

Master of the Jinn: Aaqa-e-jinnat آقائے جنات (Urdu) –  

Lessons in Love: Spiritual Exercises for Modern Life

Love Songs to God: 30 Poems of Love and Longing

Puerto Diablo: A Tale of Good and Evil

Ya Haqq!


The Plague Hadith

March 19, 2020

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it; if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place.”

– a hadith of the Prophet (pbuh), (Sahih Bukhari Book 71: Medicine, #624)

Ya Haqq!


FREE Audiobook of Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel :)

January 1, 2020

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

For the New Year 2020, I am giving away FREE PROMO Codes to obtain the Audiobook of Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel. They are good for the US and UK, and all over the world through the UK site. (And I am the narrator)

If you would like a FREE promo code, email me at:  irvkar45 (at) gmail (dot) com  and tell me where you live so I will know which code to send.

Redeem the codes here for the US HERE.

Redeem the codes for UK and the world HERE.

I hope you enjoy it :)

Ya Haqq!

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The Soul of Prayer

November 4, 2019

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Someone asked me what is more excellent than prayer. The answer is … that the soul of prayer is better than prayer … Another answer is that faith is better than prayer, for prayer is obligatory at five specific times a day whereas faith is uninterrupted. One can be excused from prayer for a valid reason, and it also allowed to postpone prayer. Faith without prayer merits reward, whereas prayer without faith, such as the prayer of the hypocrites, does not. Prayer differs according to religion, but faith does not change by religion. Its states, its focus, and so forth are immutable.”

–– Rumi, Fihi ma fini, 33 (trans. Thackston)

Ya Haqq!


Small Kindnesses

September 20, 2019

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What Love Demands – Eid Al-Adha 2019

August 9, 2019

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Eid Al-Adha Mubarak!

May Allah bless you all this Eid Al-Adha, dear Brothers and Sisters, with generosity of hand, sincerity of speech, kindness in action, and love and joy in remembrance of Him, who is the Source of all Generosity, Sincerity, Kindness, Joy, and Love.  Ameen!

“O Lord! Let not our hearts deviate now after You have guided us, but grant us mercy from Your own Presence; for You are the Grantor of bounties without measure.”  (Qur’an: 3:9)

This is the time of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, which celebrates the faith of Abraham, who was willing to sacrifice even his son Isaac as God had commanded. Now what are we willing to sacrifice in order that our prayers may be accepted?

That is the question I ask myself every year. Jesus (pbuh) kissed the leper, the whore, and the thief, out of love and forgiveness and healing. Because of the great expansiveness of his heart, miracles were possible to him. What have we done, what can we still do, to be worthy of the love and forgiveness and healing we ask of God? The answer that comes to my heart is always the same:

Do what love demands.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. -1 Corinthians 13:4-8

According to a hadith, the Prophet (pbuh) once said, “A true believer is one with whom others feel secure. One who returns love for hatred.”

Alhamdulillah! Indeed, Love is the greatest miracle of God. There have been Spiritual Masters of the past who would not let an aspirant be initiated until they had gone to everyone whom they had wronged in their life, and begged forgiveness, making amends in any way that was required. And until they had gone to everyone that had wronged them in their lives, and granted them forgiveness without asking, and with a whole heart. Only then could such a one be initiated on the mystic path.

And so we come to the great task of our lives, brought into focus on this day of Eid al-Adha: To sacrifice our fear and hatred, our envy and greed and all the other works of the fearful and self-absorbed nafs, in the certain knowledge that anyone who forgives a debt will be repaid tenfold by God, and anyone who forgives a wrong will be forgiven by God a hundredfold, and anyone who returns love for hatred will make of this life a paradise. That is what love demands.

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find
all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
– Rumi

Ya Haqq!


FREE Ebooks in July :)

July 1, 2019

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

I have entered all my six ebooks on Smashwords in their Summer Promotion for the entire month of July. And I have made them all FREE :)  July 1st through July 31st :) Happy Reading!

Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel

El Maestro de los Jinn – SPANISH translation

Love Songs to God: 30 Poems of Love and Longing

Puerto Diablo: A Tale of Good and Evil

Lessons in Love: Essays and Spiritual Exercises for Modern Life

Ya Haqq!