Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) What is the quickest way to reach Allah? By coming to Him in a state of absolute neediness, desperation and brokenness and by carefully and excellently following in the footsteps of the Prophet ﷺ and his inheritors.
If someone neglects the etiquette of being awake, their wakefulness becomes sleep. If someone abides by the etiquette of sleep, however, their sleep becomes wakefulness. Much harm is caused to Muslims by their hearts being asleep. Being distracted by other than Him is, in reality, sleep. If we realised the truth, we would wake […]
Habib Ali al-Habashi (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him) discusses the meanings and implications of commands and prohibitions. The commands which are found in the Qur’an and the Sunnah can be divided into that which is obligatory (wajib) and that which is recommended (mustahabb). That which is obligatory must be […]
Imam al-Haddad (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him) explains that your speech is a reflection of your inner state. “Your words are the fruit which you produce. So observe them: are they foul or are they good? What you find is what you are, for they are a part of […]
Habib `Abdullah bin Husayn bin Tahir (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him) gives a metaphor for guidance. “Felicity, guidance and all good attributes are like seeds planted in the heart of the believer. Those that call people to Allah and remind them of Allah and their reminders are like […]