3 thoughts on “Abdal Hakim Murad: Star Wars and the Crisis of Modern Masculinity

  1. Could you please tell me what – or who Olsun is? As in your closing, “Ask Olsun”

  2. Salamun alaikum!

    Welcome to my online home brother Ahmad. Eid mubarak! May Allah bless you always. ‘Ask olsun’ (sometimes rendered as ‘Ashk olsun’) is a Turkish expression meaning, broadly, ‘may there be love’ or, as I like to put it, ‘may love increase’. On the Mevlevi path, as in many Sufi orders from modern day Turkey, we are taught to use this phrase as a kind of prayer for blessing. Check out the glossary:

    I hope this is helpful.

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