Salat for the Night of Badr

Advice from Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) on the night of Badr – recite this prayer in abundance:   يا حَيُّ يا قَيُّومُ صَلِّ على حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّد، وأَغِثْنِي بِهِ، وعلى آلِهِ وصَحْبِهِ وسَلِّمْ Ya Hayyu ya Qayyum salli `ala habibika sayyidina Muhammad wa aghithni bihi […]

Commemorating Badr

On the 17th Ramadan we commemorate the Battle of Badr, which took place on that day in the second year of the Hijrah. It is one of the most important events in the history of the Ummah, and Allah describes it as the Day of Discrimination. Sayyidi Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us […]

The Badr Khutbah

“O people of faith, most of the days and nights of the month of Ramadan, the month of mercy and forgiveness, of salvation from the Fire, have passed by in succession. They have passed by and each of you is in a different state; a different degree of progress and readiness. Now the eve of […]

The Hadrah Badriyyah

The Hadrah Badriyyah is composed by Sayyidi Habib Umar and read on the night of Badr and also every month in Dar al-Mustafa. Below is a recording of the Qasaid in the second half of the Hadrah. It includes poems by Shaykh Umar al-Mihdar, Imam al-Adani, Shaykh Abu Bakr bin Salim, Imam al-Haddad and Habib […]

Ramadan Adhkar

Answered by Sayyidi Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him).   What adhkar should we recite in Ramadan?   We should also recite the Qur’an in abundance. We should turn to Allah to seek relief for the suffering of the Muslims, since Badr and the Conquest of Makkah took place […]

Translation of Jaliyat al-Kadr

﷽ On the 17th of Ramadan, a poem compiled by Habib ‘Abdullah bin Mustafa al-‘Aydarus (may Allah have mercy on him), Jaliyat al-Kadr, is traditionally recited in Dar al-Mustafa. It is a poem in which the names of all the Companions that attended the Battle of Badr (may Allah be well-pleased with them) are mentioned.  […]

The Understanding of the Salaf

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) reflects upon the understanding of the early generations. Extracts from a talk delivered in Dar al-Mustafa on 16th Shawwal 1434 / 22nd August 2013. A person’s caprice is the best type of firewood which can be ignited to stir up divisions between […]

Freeing Ourselves from Deception

Advice from Sayyidi Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him). Extracts from a talk during the mawlid in Dar al-Mustafa the night of 28th Sha`ban 1432/ 28th July 2011. You can see in front of you in the material world people expending all their efforts to attain that which […]