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Surrender Works!
Health, Education
and Welfare in Islam

Healing, Educating and Prospering the Individual
Part One: Health - The Experience of Surrender (Islam)
Part Two: Education - Learning the How,What & Why of Teaching (Iman)
Part Three: Welfare - Creating Prosperity (Ihsan)

Part One: The Experience of Surrender
The Knowledge, the Practice and the Work

What to do, How to do it, and Doing it.



THE KNOWLEDGE: WHAT TO DO -
HEALING AND THE PROCESS OF UNION

Understanding the Roles of Dhikr, Fikr and Himmah
An Introduction to The Principles and Practices of Healing,
Self Realization and Knowing God in Islam

Beyond Healing - From Individual to Community:
The Meaning of the Zen Saying -
Before Enlightenment - Chopping wood, Carrying Water.
After Enlightenment - Chopping wood, Carrying Water.

The Role of Contemplation
The role of contemplation (Fikr) is to establish and anchor peace and knowledge firmly in the heart of the believer. The role of Dhikr is that of action, positive and correct guidance and correction for the nafs (the driven or motivated self), to counteract the influences and effects of old or debilitating habits. It is the replacing of the old with the new. And the role of Himmah is to provide proper motivation. In this regard it is the proper way to view pain and fear, which are normally our prime motivators.

Understanding Healing
Healing is Knowing God, and Knowing God is Healing. Sufism is Healing in Islam (Surrender), and Healing is through Feeling. We Cannot Heal What We Cannot Feel. Feeling Good is Feeling God. Feeling God is Knowing God, SURRENDER WORKS! So Surrender! And Know that There Is Only God, and God is Good. Knowing God is Healing. But the role of Islam is to change the world by changing how we look at it, or rather, where we look at it from.

Healing and the Process of Union

Understanding the Process of Union



THE PRACTICE - HOW TO DO IT
CALLING TO SURRENDER

Healing by Example: How to Teach Surrender and Know God

Transmission: Delivering the Benefits of Knowledge

Shifa`: The Principle of Intercession
All these things were taught to the caliphs and the well educated among the Sufis, but this knowledge was lost to the masses due to the struggles for power among the early "rulers" of Islam.

Explaining the Three Rules of Healing - Self Discovery through Surrender brings Prosperity

Healing Others
One thing is for sure, the healing that you offer others has to come from yourself! It cannot come from others, as in 'practicing' a learned technique, and it cannot come from your client, as in 'analyzing' what's "wrong".

Healing Ourselves
It's because of our Weakness that we seek Strength. It's because of our Fear that we seek Safety. It's because of our Emptiness that we seek Authority. Ours is not to seek love but to eliminate our obstacles to it. Likewise is it not ours to seek for God, but to expose our beliefs in separation.



THE WORK - DOING IT

HEALING IN ISLAM -
THE WORK OF EXPERIENCING TRUE SURRENDER


HEALING SEPARATION
Developing Perception
and
The Primary Mission Theory

FACING THE DEMONS &
REMOVING THE QUEST FOR POWER
Discovering the Nature of and Removing Our Impedances to the Experience of Surrender
after which there wlll be no more illusion about Life, Love, Illness, Religion and God. 
"Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raja`un", "Verily we are God's and unto Him is our Return."


Part Two: Educating the Individual

THE BACKGROUND TO CLASSICAL ISLAMIC EDUCATION -
HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE
An Introduction to the Importance of Knowing the Relationship
of Health to Eduction and Welfare

&
LEARNING HOW TO LEARN -

THE PROCESS OF PERFECTING FAITH AND KNOWLEDGE
"When this works and catches on, there will be no more financial problems, and that is the wisdom."

Part Three: Creating Prosperity
UNITY, COMMUNITY AND THE RELIGION OF ISLAM
If you have Wisdom, you have no "need" for money.
Because you are not working alone,
and the world is not an unenlightened place.


Community in Communion
Realization of Unity is the beginning of religion, not the end. Religion, to me, is an organization of work force, a conjoining of energy toward a common goal of Community and individual benefit. It is a Debt of Gratitude, Guidance, and a Piercing of the Veil of Isolation. It is the entering or joining of a community of like minded believers, and the benefit of this is in its recognition.

To believe oneself Muslim but act as an isolated individual is contrary to the natural communal aspect of faith. To shun one's neighbors with the claim to prefer the company of God, is not in keeping with the behavior of true faith. It's not that you must as a compulsion, but that you must as a means to success. "WE" may well be the most powerful name of God.

Union as Healing
It has been said by some Sufi Masters that we do not practice Union, for there are not two to unify. This is the statement of the Sufis who are unified in God. We practice however Taqwa (Salah wa Falah), which is reverence for the One Who created us. "Iqra bismi Rabbik aladhi Khalaq." Coming to unity, the "healing", is assumed. The "nafs", or separated, individuated self, dissolves in community practice. It is a part of the realization process that takes place when we come to unify and to join with the surrendered.

Taqwa (Salah wa Falah) as a community practice distinct and different from Process of Union as an individual practice. It is through Salah wa Falah, Prayer and Prosperity, that Muslims build a better world for themselves and show the way for others to do the same.