Salawat: Long or Short?

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

When bestowing prayers upon the Prophet , is it better to use a long formula and recite less or a short formula and recite more?

What is best is whatever helps the heart to be present and focused on the Prophet , and helps to increase in love, longing and veneration.

A Remedy for Laziness

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

What do we do if we find in ourselves laziness and lack of motivation when it comes to performing certain sunnahs and reciting the awrad?

Drive your soul forward by giving it hope: remind it of the reward (of these actions) and their end result in the next life. Bring to mind the merits of these actions mentioned by your Prophet ﷺ. Continue reading A Remedy for Laziness

The Danger of Belittling Worship and Remembrance

Habib Ali al-Jifri (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) draws our attention to a subtle trap that activists may fall into. They may mistakenly think that spending time in Allah’s remembrance is a waste of time and that people instead should be occupied solving the problems of the Ummah. Such a belief has dangerous consequences. Continue reading The Danger of Belittling Worship and Remembrance

Our Prophet ﷺ : Father, Guide, Doctor and Teacher

In this prayer, Habib Ali al-Habashi poetically expresses the noble qualities of our beloved Prophet ﷺ . In his relationship with his nation, the Messenger exhibits the qualities of a father who compassionately raises and nurtures his children, protecting them from all types of harm while guiding them to the best and straightest of paths. Continue reading Our Prophet ﷺ : Father, Guide, Doctor and Teacher