The Rays of the Soul

Habib Abd al-Qadir al-Saqqaf (may Allah have mercy on him and benefit us by him) explains how we are affected by the spiritual state of those around us.

Every person has rays which emanate from their soul. You receive these rays when you come close to them or sit in their presence. Each person’s rays differ in strength according to the state of their soul. This explains how you become affected by sitting in the presence of great people. They are people who follow the way of the Prophets in their religious and worldly affairs. When they speak, they counsel people. Their actions guide people. When they are silent they are like sign posts which guide people along the path, or like lighthouses whose rays guide ships. Many of them speak very little, but when you see them or visit them you are affected by them. You leave their gatherings having been enveloped in their tranquillity. Their silence has more effect than the eloquent speech of others. This is because the rays of their souls enter you.

The Night Journey with Habib `Abd al-Qadir al-Saqqaf

Extracts from talks by Habib `Abd al-Qadir al-Saqqaf (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him) on the subject of the Isra’ and Mi`raj.

The Ummah received great gifts from the night of the Isra’ and Mi`raj through the means of the Prophetﷺ . Whenever this night comes round, the Ummah continues to benefit from the legacy which the Prophet left behind which remains as long as Allah remains. It continues to receive gifts, blessings and mercy. Continue reading The Night Journey with Habib `Abd al-Qadir al-Saqqaf

Who was Habib Abd al-Qadir al-Saqqaf?

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) was asked:

Who was Habib `Abd al-Qadir al-Saqqaf?

He replied:

He was a complete and perfect heir of the Prophet ﷺ. His father and all his forefathers were representatives (khulafa’) of the Prophet and he inherited this khilafah from them. Continue reading Who was Habib Abd al-Qadir al-Saqqaf?

Habib Abd al-Qadir al-Saqqaf

His Lineage

He is al-Habib `Abd al-Qadir bin Ahmad bin `Abd al-Rahman bin `Ali bin `Umar bin Saqqaf bin Muhammad bin `Umar bin Taha bin `Umar bin Taha bin `Umar bin `Abd al-Rahman bin Muhammad bin `Ali bin Shaykh `Abd al-Rahman al-Saqqaf bin Shaykh Muhammad Mawla al-Dawilah, bin `Ali Mawla al-Darak, bin `Alawi al-Ghayur, bin al-Faqih al-Muqaddam Muhammad, bin `Ali, bin Muhammad Sahib Mirbat, bin `Ali Khali` Qasam, bin `Alawi, bin Muhammad Sahib al-Sawma`ah, bin `Alawi, bin `Ubaydullah, bin al-Imam al-Muhajir il-Allah Ahmad, bin `Isa, bin Muhammad al-Naqib, bin `Ali al-`Uraydi, bin Ja`far al-Sadiq, bin Muhammad al-Baqir, bin `Ali Zayn al-`Abidin, bin Husayn al-Sibt, bin `Ali bin Abi Talib and Fatimah al-Zahra’, the daughter of our Master Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets .

His mother was Sayyidah `Alawiyyah bint Habib Ahmad bin Muhammad al-Jifri. Continue reading Habib Abd al-Qadir al-Saqqaf