99 Names with Sheik Ghassan Manasra

NEXT CLASS SUNDAY ~ MAY 17 at 5:00 – 6:00 PM EST
We Will Be Staying with Al-Muhyi for 2 weeks.
On the 17th we hope Ghassan will lead us through this name and on to the next.

NEW Zoom Link https://zoom.us/j/763125569 PASSWORD IS  ‘ 2020
Or go to zoom.us and add in the Meeting ID 763125569
The classes are recorded and available at this web site for later viewing. A few samples classes are available at the tab above under Recorded Classes.

Class Fee:  Ghassan gives his 99 Names Classes Weekly in Groupings of 10 Names — most often they occur in a continuous stream of consecutive weeks.  The charge is $150 for the ten classes or $20 per occasion. All money raised goes to support Ghassan and his family.  $150 for ten classes payment by PayPal or $20 per visit by Paypal  Or checks to Ghassan Manasra / 3520 Brookline Dr. / Sarasota, Fl 34239.
Any questions or problems contact Shams at gerryscott@me.com

Sheik Ghassan Manasra offers Zikr Zooms – No Donation Needed if in 99Name Class
(1) A Weekly Zikr offered on Thursdays at 7:00 EST at our common Zoom ID Link below.
— https://zoom.us/j/3351315244

RECORDED CLASSES BELOW

Link to May 24 Class — Al Mumit Next Al Hayy

Link to May 17 Class — Al Muhyi Next Al Mumit

No Recording from May 10th Ghassan was not able to be there.

Link to May 3 Class – Al Mu’id Next Al Muhyi

Link to April 26 Class – Al Mubdi Next Al Mu’id

Link to April 19 Class – Al Muhsi Next Al Mubdi

Link to April 12 Class – A Hamid Next Al Muhsi

Link to April 5 Class – Al Wali Next Al Hamid

LINK To Mar 29 Class – Second week of Al Matin NEXT Al Wali

LINK To Mar 22 CLASS – Al Matin Next Al Matin – a 2 week one

LINK TO Mar 15 CLASS – Al Qawi Next Al Matin 

LINK TO MAR 8 CLASS – Al-Wakil Next Al Qawi

LINK to MAR 1 Class — Al-Haqq NEXT Al-Wakil

LINK To Feb 23 Recorded Class — Al-Shahid NEXT Al-Haqq

LINK To Feb 16 Recorded Class — Al-Ba’ith — Next Ar-Shahid

” I’m very delighted to announce we will begin the second part, of our class the 99 names, It makes me very happy will be together again, For to sail in the sea of light, and to pick the fruits of the knowledge. ” Ghassan

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—- Participant Recommendations — ” The most beautiful tapestry is woven in Sheik Ghassan’s 99 Names and the Sufi Path class! Seeped in the tradition and knowledge of the ancient Sufi masters, sacred texts and music, Sheik Ghassan takes on a magical journey. Coupled with sharing our personal experience of practicing these most precious names, he catches us in the net of his heart where we share in this Divine feast.  This class has been a delight! ”

Through the 99 Name class, I appreciate knowing ‘without knowing’. I feel what Pir Vilayat pointed us towards ‘That which transpires behind what appears’.  Interestingly this revelation most often comes through those words of Ghassan that I don’t quite understand. And it comes through the reflections of the 99 Name work in the feelings and experiences of the other participants. When I am a desert, they bring the water.

” Sheik Ghassan takes us on a journey with the Beautiful Names. Each online meeting transports me from Australia to the room where this Abrahamic Reunion Peace-maker happens to be that week. Then we go on a second journey, broad and deep layers of meaning in each name unpacked, outlined and then filled in with the colors of history and tradition, and context in the form of story and metaphor. The third journey with each name is an inner one. Each week we practice together a new name and then repeat that name 20 times, twice a day – just a taste. The following week we are invited to reflect on our experience with that name, the seed of which was already within us. What happened when we watered that seed for a week? Sheik Ghassan takes us deeper with our reflections and we learn, not only from him but also from our self and from each other. This is a unique opportunity, a priceless pearl, an invitation to revisit and remember what has been forgotten. Ya Fattah! ”

Come to the garden of the Beautiful Names where the tulips, narcissus, and the hyacinths bloom. Like a spring rain, Ghassan brings a fresh perspective to the divine names that glistens with joy and sacredness. In the balancing of God’s names, the beauty and the power comes. As Hazrat Inayat Khan said, “Make God a reality and God will make you the truth.” Come to the garden of the Beautiful Names!

8 thoughts on “99 Names with Sheik Ghassan Manasra

  1. Hello Ghassan,
    Greetings from Brisbane, Australia. I am able to join the class via the recording – thank you. In 2017 I had the privilege of spending a week with you at the Sufi summer camp along with Shahabuddin.

    I have been practising Ar-Shahid since listening to the last class.
    I am wondering if you always chant/sing when repeating a Wasifa.
    I decided to do so myself and have found that it generates a lot of internal aliveness and connection with the subtle body. So thanks for the tip. I have been going down the scale from Crown to base chakra with each group of 5 repetitions.

    This is what has come to my mind – some words of Murshid Sam Lewis commenting on the Bowl of Saki March 1st..’.Nature speaks louder than the call from the minaret’

    Sam’s commentary: ” The call from the minaret is the call of human to human in the name of God, but in nature we find the call of God to the human in the Name of God, which is really the call of God to God in the Name of God…….Truly the music of God is everywhere…….”

    This is a little song which I like to sing

    The music of God is everywhere,
    The branches of the tree give a blessing
    The song of the birds is a call to prayer
    The call of God to God in the Name of God.

    Sent with love
    Mariam Mary Neil

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    1. Mariam, Your comment as Ghassan might say, “This Is Very Deep”. I will physically hand him a print out of it. But I am uncertain how to integrate it into the next class. To me it has three parts: (1) The Singing/Chanting of the Name Question (2) Associated the practice of Chakra concentration with it. (3) And the biggest one of all the whole last half of your letter which is difficult to box in with a limited label. To me (1) and (2) are quick and easy to bring up in class. While (3) may need to be approached as an extra filmed discussion, possibly in a post class discussion. I know the reading of the poem/song will put him into a state which he often calls, ‘My self stolen away from my self or and becoming clear and clean.’ I will do what I can do. Thank you for your comment. — Shams

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      1. Dear Shams, thanks for your reply. I have only just noticed it. I was able to join the class last Monday and I did notice your comment on my behalf re singing the Name and awakening the chakras. This week I will be absent so will have to settle for the recording!. I will write elsewhere about Al Haq.
        Mariam

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  2. Dear Shams/Ghassan.

    When repeating Ya Haq I experimented with singing and speaking – it seemed more powerful when spoken, and spoken slowly, especially placing the ‘q’ in the solar plexus. After 20 repetitions my body seemed to take up the rhythm as I continued with Fikr .

    What did I learn/feel/taste?? What is God’s truth v. my truth?

    To invoke Al Haq is to discern/embody the truth; hold my truth; notice if I’m tempted to waver from my truth; be open to receive truth from whatever source and sometimes the truth hurts! I think for me that Al Haq was building on Ar-Raqib and Ash Shahid – in an ever expanding awareness of the activity of God within (as ) me.

    Much to ponder
    Hope this makes some sense!
    Sent with ove
    Mariam

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  3. “A knowing of the truth. It is to live with complete trust in the process is to feel your way through life. Moment by moment. When you walk with faith you walk with feeling. You make decisions based on your delicate inner whispers, the energy that tugs at your heart and calls you towards what you love. ” (Connie Chapman )

    I came across this quote when looking for the familiar verse from Proverbs 3:Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.

    I paired Ya Haqq and Ya Wakil.

    I think the understanding for me is in the idea of co-creating with the divine intention; being able to trust myself to act with wisdom and a feeling of being guided along the way. I have a particularly big family decision to make requiring a lot of trust that all will be for the best – am needing/wanting some loud whispers.!

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  4. The words of HIK in the Gayan: ‘With trust in God, with good will, self-confidence, and a hopeful attitude towards life man/woman will always win his/her battle, however difficult.’
    This seemed appropriate to add.

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  5. I am wondering : can I still suggest to friends to join these classes ? Or is it too late for that ?
    I prayed Aisha tonight and did ya qawii and all my other exercises , and ended up with a feeling how immensely blessed I am, how my life is improving and how many reasons there are to be happy. Not sure if this has anything to do with al qawii but it is certainly a kind of soft strength to be propelled and floated by gratitude to life and the great Protector and Restorer .

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    1. Oh, by the way, this is Raziya /Astrid ( and my name given by Shaykha Amat un Nur means “ the one who is pleased with God”. It is a good happy name, grateful for that too )

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