On Maintaining a Daily Connection to Your Shaykh

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

What are the best means of connecting to your shaykh on a daily basis?

Reading the shaykh’s books, reciting the adhkar he has given you, attaching and focusing the heart upon the shaykh and calling people to Allah are all means of connection. All of these means are virtuous and whatever thing focuses the heart on Allah more is best for each individual.

Intentions for Visiting Sayyiduna Abu Ayyub al-Ansari

Abu Ayyub

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

What intentions should we make when visiting Sayyiduna Abu Ayyub al-Ansari in Istanbul?

Firstly we should intend making the Prophet ﷺ happy. We should ask that just as the Prophet physically resided in the house of Abu Ayyub that the light and guidance of the Prophet reside in our hearts and then our hearts resemble that house. We should congratulate Abu Ayyub on the gifts bestowed upon him by Allah: that the Prophet stayed in his house, that he was given the ability to follow the Prophet and sacrifice everything in the path of Allah. We should thank Allah along with him for this.

 

Ziyara Abu Ayyub

Spending to Please the Prophet ﷺ

 

Hb Umar Tarim

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

I have a small amount of money which I wish to spend in charity. How can I spend it in a way which is most pleasing to the Prophet ﷺ ?

Firstly, if there is someone locally who is in dire need then giving the money to him or her will please the Prophet the most. Then if there is a general need which is extremely pressing, such as building a mosque or digging a well, then priority should be given to this.

If there are a number of different causes and the need is equal, then priority should be given to supporting the spreading of knowledge and calling people to Allah.

If there are a number of different people whose need is equal then priority should be given to those who are more pious and closer to the Prophet .