Habib Ali al-Jifri’s Observations

Short observations and insights from Habib Ali al-Jifri (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) on a range of topics.

محبة الله تُثمر محبة خلقه

فمن أحب أحدا أحب صنعته

ومن أحب الله أحب خلقه

The love of Allah leads to the love of His creation:

whoever loves someone, loves what they do.

So whoever loves Allah, loves His creation.



تأمل كيف كانت ثمرة محبة “كلب” أهل الكهف لأولياء الله الصالحين وإصراره على ملازمتهم؛
لقد صار خبره قرآنا يُتلى، فذُكر الكلب مضافا إلى من تعلق بهم من الصالحين {وكلبهم}، بل لقد وصف الله هيئة جلوسه {باسط ذراعيه} ومكانه {بالوصيد}

هذه عادة الله مع من أحب الصالحين ولو كان “كلبا”، فكيف إذا كان “قلبا” ؟


Look at the dog which stayed with the Companions in the Cave. Its love for God’s pious servants and insistence on staying with them caused it to be mentioned in the Quran in a story that is recited to this day. The dog is described as “their dog” because of its connection to those pious people it was attached to. God even describes how it sits and where: “stretching out its forelegs at the entrance (of the cave)”.

This is God’s way of treating those who love the pious. This is only a dog, but what if it was a human heart that had this love?