Help us continue on our life saving, healing journey.

Help us continue on our life saving, healing journey.

From Students of University of Sufism

We are three students at the University of Sufism, in need of funds to continue this life saving healing program. It is vital to us to continue this healing journey as we become healers ourselves.

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3 months ago

Thank you to everyone who has prayed, shared, donated, wanted to donate but couldn't. We are all so grateful.

We had our first 5 day all day sessions about a week ago. We learned the Holy healing method, how to really bring the light of Allah into our hearts, and how we've been given a cure for every disease if Allah wills it.

This program feels so different from Level 1 of ISH. The depths we are going straight out of the gate are bringing in so much light and love. How can a person stay the same after this?

The assignments are taking us deeper and expanding our hearts to be filled with the Divine qualities of Allah so that we become only a reflection of the love that Allah is.

I am so grateful to be in this program. The healing is transforming me into a new person. I am more aware of when I am not in alignment and know how to correct it.

The healings we are learning and giving are so powerful. I am more aware that I am not the one doing the healing, I am just the vessel. It's humbling and it takes the pressure off of me trying to do it all from myself.

Please continue to pray for us as we take this transformative journey. And as Ibrahim says, when we heal ourselves we heal the world.

Salaams,

Jamila-Salaam

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Here you'll see photos of Habibah and myself (Jamila). These are our stories:

In the words of Habibah:

Bismillah Arrahman Arrahim, Asalamu Alaykom Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatoh, 

As a result of my experience at the first lever of this program, I am alive and full of hope despite decades of suffering. 

I grew up in Damascus, Syria, where spirituality was very important to me. Nevertheless, I was unable to seek spiritual guidance in my city due to my identity as a transgender woman. At that time, my country's spiritual spaces enforced oppressive gender norms, making me feel unsafe to participate. The dictatorship and colonization caused me to feel deep alienation and fear, which I could only escape by wandering the ancient city. Consequently, I found mosques and churches where I communed directly with the Divine. 

Sufism has always resonated with me since I was a child. Even though I have felt Allah's call repeatedly to walk the Sufi path, I only became aware of its true meaning after joining this program. Besides providing me with nourishment and guidance, this program has helped me reconnect with my ancestors, culture, and religion. 

The tragedies I have experienced in four decades are beyond the imagination of most people. My life has been filled with torture, migration, war, poverty, and abuse. An overwhelming sense of hopelessness once threatened to take my life. Through teachings of our guide Sidi, I found my purpose as a healer, revealing my path to hope, love, and joy. It is imperative that I continue studying at the University of Sufism. 

Just like me, many people in the LGBTQ+ communities have suffered religious trauma and need spiritual guidance. This program has allowed me to share my gifts with members of my community- whether through free healing sessions, conversations, poetry readings, or Dhiker circles. By advancing to Level 2, I will be able to spread the Sufi message of light, love, and compassion across my community and deepen it in myself. In addition, level 2 will enable me to become a professional healer and generate income.

 It has been a great experience to be a part of such a beautiful and caring Sufi community, to access divine wisdom and guidance from wonderful teachers, and to be in an active relationship with Allah. It is a privilege to have an ongoing conversation with Allah, and to learn to better hear Allah's voice, and submit to it, every day of my life.

Financially, I am in a very difficult position. Alhamdulillah. Physical and mental disabilities prevent me from working. My fibromyalgia affects my ability to leave the house or do household tasks. Adapting to neurotypical work conditions and reading are very difficult for me due to my autism and dyslexia. The majority of my week is spent healing from decades of PTSD, through Sufi healing sessions, psychotherapy, physical health care, and support groups. It has been many years since I was able to work and support myself financially. I rely on friends and government aid to survive. In order to continue my studies, I need full financial support. All praise be to Allah who guides us to act in accordance with His love, mercy, and will. 

Peace and blessings 

Sincerely, 

Habibah

In the words of Jamila:

Hi, my name is Maile my Sufi name is Jamila-Salaam and this is a small glimpse of my story…Life with a genetic disease means a life where I’ve  endured constant pain, surgeries, and painful medical procedures. I have been unable to work because of this disease. I fought cancer and won but I endured physical and emotional trauma from the 8 failed surgeries, blood infection and horrible child custody case which took place simultaneously. Having already had 18 surgeries prior to this course I knew if something didn’t change, I’d be either dead from all of the medications I was on or from a surgery gone wrong which is what almost happened in 2018 when I woke from surgery with a saddle pulmonary embolism which blocked over 50% of my oxygen. I knew that  if I didn’t find the source of my medical issues my life would just keep going the way it was or may even become worse. 

Before I enrolled into ISH I wasn’t able to get out of bed without large amounts of medications like morphine, dilaudid, muscle relaxers, and more! This type of life is not living. I didn’t want to just lay in bed waiting to do it. I cried out to God and the next day I found this program. Less than 2 years later and I am on less medications, I am more active, and more importantly I converted to Islam! Alhamdulillah! Unfortunately I am not able to share my faith with many of my family members. I am walking this path in secret. Nevertheless, it’s worth it.

The Institute of Spiritual healing is something that has brought me to Allah, has taught me how to make Du’a, has taught me the power of the Divine Names, has taught me how to Dhikr, has brought other beloved Muslims into my life via Zoom. It has given me a community I have never experienced before and am so grateful! Praise be to Allah! I never thought I would get better until I found it. 

We learn that by aligning ourselves with the light and power of Allah, we are not only learning to heal, but also becoming healers. The change has improved my life and is also making positive changes within my family. In this day and age, we need more people who can be vessels for Allah. The further I go along this path, the more I will be able to heal and be a vessel for Allah, purifying myself to be a slave to Allah and living from the station of Love. Through level 2, I will learn how to protect myself from satanic darkness, remove darkness that's buried deep within me, open my heart and live in love, as well as help others do the same.

I have no income at the moment and I even owe the school some tuition from last year when I lost a small job a family member hired me for. Now I reach out to my new community of Muslims asking for your help to get me through the next phase. I am willing to offer healings for donations and promise to pray for all who help me get to my goal, inshallah.

Thank you for your time and your donations,

(The pictures you see of me are a glimpse of what the last 20 years have been like for me. This would've continued had I not found this program were we learn healing through Sufism. Not only are we healing ourselves but we are learning to be a conduit for the healing of others. )

Jamila

In The words of Cynthia:

"My intention and commitment is to follow what God wants me to do as best I can.  God has guided me to enroll in the University of Sufism, and it has been confirmed that my heart, soul and Spirit are in alignment with this.  I've experienced a lot of trauma and pain in my life, and I deeply need ongoing help and support with healing on all levels.  I originally became involved in Sufism to focus on my own healing, but I've more recently become aware that God also wants me to focus on learning to be an instrument of God's healing for others.  

 I've been in chronic pain for many, many years, homebound, each day tightly structured around managing pain.  I've received so many precious gifts and blessings from my experience taking classes in Sufism at the Institute of Spiritual Healing.  Some of them have been the opportunity to focus my time and energy on my relationship with God, being in alignment with God, and learning/practicing healing and spiritual practices.  I've been held in a safe cocoon and supported by God, my teachers, classmates and community. I have a closer relationship with God, and my trust in God and reliance upon God has deepened.  I've mentioned all of these things because they have helped me to stay in God's Light, instead of being in the grip of pain, and struggling each day to manage the pain.  All of these things have helped me to hang onto the rope of God.  Thank you God.

I humbly ask for your help please, so that I may: 1) continue to follow what God is asking of me, and 2) continue to receive the help and support I need for my healing and learning to be an instrument of God's healing for others.  Attending the University of Sufism will provide these things for me.

Thank you very much for your deep generosity in considering me for this precious gift and blessing of financial aid to attend the University of Sufism.  I am deeply honored, appreciative and grateful.

God bless you.

With deepest sincerity,

Cynthia B.We thank you deeply for your generous support."

Peace and blessings 

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Students of University of Sufism posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #2

Thank you to everyone who has prayed, shared, donated, wanted to donate but couldn't. We are all so grateful.

We had our first 5 day all day sessions about a week ago. We learned the Holy healing method, how to really bring the light of Allah into our hearts, and how we've been given a cure for every disease if Allah wills it.

This program feels so different from Level 1 of ISH. The depths we are going straight out of the gate are bringing in so much light and love. How can a person stay the same after this?

The assignments are taking us deeper and expanding our hearts to be filled with the Divine qualities of Allah so that we become only a reflection of the love that Allah is.

I am so grateful to be in this program. The healing is transforming me into a new person. I am more aware of when I am not in alignment and know how to correct it.

The healings we are learning and giving are so powerful. I am more aware that I am not the one doing the healing, I am just the vessel. It's humbling and it takes the pressure off of me trying to do it all from myself.

Please continue to pray for us as we take this transformative journey. And as Ibrahim says, when we heal ourselves we heal the world.

Salaams,

Jamila-Salaam

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Students of University of Sufism posted a new update:
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Update #1

Thank you so much to those who have donated to our cause. If you are interested in setting up a time to do a one on one session based on you giving level please let us know. We are truly grateful and we pray you will be blessed a 100 times more than you've blessed us.

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