Advice from Habib Ali al-Habashi (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him)
I encourage you to organise your time to prevent a single breath (which is in reality a priceless jewel) from being wasted. Continue reading Seeking Allah With Every Breath
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
One of the hallmarks of Habib Muhammad al-Haddar’s gatherings was that he would ask Allah for everything on behalf of everyone. No one and nothing was left out of his prayers. The following supplication is a case in point. If you are not sure what to ask for, then recite this comprehensive prayer: Continue reading A Comprehensive Prayer
In this prayer, Habib Ali al-Habashi very beautifully praises the Prophet ﷺ as being ‘the first to drink’, meaning he, being the first in creation and the most beloved of the creation to Allah, was the first to drink from the oceans of Allah’s love, knowledge and other gifts. Continue reading The One Who Was First to Drink
This is how Imam al-Haddad (may Allah benefit us by him) describes standing at Arafat:
و في عرفاتٍ كلُّ ذنبٍ مُكَفَّرٌ و مُغْتَفَرٌ مِنَّا بِرَحْمَةِ غَافِرِ
وقفنا بها و الحمدلله و الثنا و شكراً له إن المزيد لشاكِرِ
Continue reading Imam al-Haddad at Arafat
Imam al-Haddad (may Allah benefit us by him) says:
وشاهدتْ الأرواحُ مِنَّا شعائراً معظمةً قَدْ ضَمَّها البيتُ و الفِنا
مقامٌ و حِجْرٌ و الشَّرابُ وإِنه لَكَوْثَرُ دارِ الخُلْدِ في عَالَمِ الفَنا
و كَمْ مَرَّةٍ عانقتُها و التزمتُها بِمُلْتَزَمِ الخَيْراتِ و الفوزِ و الهَنا
Our souls witnessed the sacred and venerated places in the precincts of Allah’s House: Continue reading Imam al-Haddad and the Ka’bah
This is how Imam al-Haddad addresses a plea to the Prophet ﷺ . Verses from his great poem, al-Ra’iyyah al-Kubra:
نبيَّ الهُدى لا تَنْسَني من شفاعةٍ
فإني مُسيءٌ مُذْنِبٌ ذو جرائرِ
Continue reading Imam al-Haddad’s Plea to the Prophet ﷺ
Imam al-Haddad (may Allah benefit us by him) teaches us that there are two types of wellbeing (‘afiyah):
Physical ‘afiyah is for the body to be safe from falling into sin and not to be affected by illness.
Spiritual ‘afiyah is for the heart to be free from doubt and delusion and from concealing hatred for any Muslim.
The one who is blessed with both types of ‘afiyah will be consistent in seeking Allah and obeying Him. This is a manifestation of Allah’s bounty and He gives it to whomever He wishes.
Image: the minaret of Masjid al-Fath, the mosque which Imam al-Haddad built at Hawi, near Tarim.
Habib Muhammad was born in the village of Budah in the Dawan Valley south of Hadramawt in 1349 (1931). His father, Habib Husayn was a saintly man who was nicknamed ‘Jibril’ due to the sheer number of times he would see the Prophet ﷺ in his dreams. Continue reading Habib Muhammad bin Husayn ‘Jibril’ al-Attas
Habib Hasan bin Ahmad al-Aydarus taught for years in Tarim’s famous Ribat. He particularly loved to teach children the basics, hoping for the reward of teaching them the acts of worship they would perform for the rest of their lives. Continue reading Habib Hasan bin Ahmad al-Aydarus