Author Archives: Ustadh Mahmoud Shelton

About Ustadh Mahmoud Shelton

Mahmoud Shelton studied at the University of Edinburgh before taking a degree in Medieval Studies at Stanford University. Shelton is the author of Alchemy in Middle Earth: The Significance of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, The Balance of George Lucas' Star Wars, and numerous articles. He is also a contributor to The Royal Book of Spiritual Chivalry and The Sufi Science of Self-Realization. Contributions by Mahmoud Shelton * Chivalry of the Night and Day * Alchemy in Middle Earth * contributor, The Royal Book of Spiritual Chivalry
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Spiritual Arkan

Can I please ask a question that’s puzzling me? This word “Arkan” which apparently means pillar has been coming up in my mind fairly recently… Continue reading

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Signs, Day Of Judgement

How many signs (of judgement day) are they left to happen and how many have happened? Continue reading

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Locating Graves of Awliya

Please can you advise me on how or what to do in order to locate a grave of a Wali that is buried in Port Elizabeth, South Africa… Continue reading

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Conquest of Byzantium

I am studying history, and have been reading about the conquest of Byzantium, especially the venerable city of Constantinople – now Istanbul…
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Othello

I will be studying Othello soon, could you provide any reliable links on Ottoman History, so that i may be well equipped in defense of the Empire… Continue reading

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Occupation of Prophets

What is the occupation of the Prophets in order they have to fulfill their own needs and for their family living? … Continue reading

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Significance of Location

Is there any basis in Sharia that gives a general permission for giving religious importance to these locations? Continue reading

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History of Saints in the Philippines

I am from sibutu island in the Philippines. Islam was brought to the Philippines by a Sheikh named Karim-ul Makhdum. He was an arab… Continue reading

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Hazrat Ashraf Jahangir Semnani (RA)

There was a Saint Called Hazrat Ashraf Jahangir Semnani (RA), Born into royalty in Semnan Iran, Descendant of the Prophet SAW… Continue reading

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Cader Idris Mountain

I just would like to know the significance of Cader Idris in Wales, UK?… Continue reading

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