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Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials. His time lapse photography is outstanding. This piece includes his short film on Gratitude and Happiness Revealed.

time lapse flower opening

time lapse flower opening

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The theme and intention of Soul TV is to foster peace and understanding in a world which has been plunged into unprecedented oppression and sectarian violence. Here are two of Tayie Rehem’s  recent videos for you to enjoy.

“Patience belongs to a world where if you want to pick a Read More »

We wanted to share with you a wonderful Youtube Channel from the “School of Knowledge and Learning”.

Their self proclaimed interest is Meeting Shuyukh And Awliya And Increasing My Knowledge On The Awliya“. They have many videos with rare footage of venerable Shaykhs (may Allah protect Read More »

Prayers and Aa’maal during the Month of Rajab
By: Abbas Shahid Baqir (LUMS)

Rajab is one of the four months declared sacred by Allah in the Holy Qur’an.

Special prayers and Aa’maal that can be prayed and carried out on any day or daily for this month reached us on the Read More »

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was  in Springfield, Massachuestts to inaugurate “The Desmond Tutu Lecture Series on Public Health Awareness.” He received an honorary doctorate degree from American International College on April 20th and spoke to over 1000 students, faculty and guests. Read More »

by Imam Zaid Shakir.  “This is my response to the Fort Hood tragedy and events both associated imamzaidwith it and ensuing from it. I begin by expressing my deepest condolences to the families of all of the dead and wounded. There is no legitimate reason for their deaths, just as I firmly believe there is no legitimate reason for the deaths of the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghani civilians who have perished as a result of those two conflicts. Read More »


 Listen to the dars by Sulayman Nyang on the historical narrative of Muslims in America today called “Movement from Footnote to Main Text”.

Dr. Sulyman Nyang presents an historical yet relevant perspective of Muslims in society during the 2009 Ramadan Retreat at the khanaqah of Shaykh Ahmed Abdu-r-Rashid in the Read More »


soultvSee video of Ramadhan Retreat at

  •  If you want to get more out of fasting than hunger or thirst, to nourish the spiritual side is to nourish the body too.  – click on “spirituality” channel
  • Article by Dr. Abdel Hadi Honerkamp

    ibn-abbad1Ibn ‘Abbad (732/1332 – 792/1390) was a Sufi mentor who lived in what has been called the “Classical Period” of Sufism, generally considered to be between 1200 and 1500 CE. He has always been held in high esteem within the circles of Muslim scholars, and early hagiographic sources describe him as a Maliki jurist and an early exemplar of the Shadhili Sufi Read More »