Habib Ahmad, as described by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad describes Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad:

Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad was widely acknowledged as among the leading scholars and spiritual masters of the twentieth century. He was born in a town in Hadramawt, in southern Arabia. At an early age he committed the Quran to memory and spent most of his time in the relentless pursuit of the various branches of religious knowledge. He dedicated his life to teaching and spreading the word of Islam. He died in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1995. Continue reading Habib Ahmad, as described by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Method of Seeing the Prophet ﷺ – Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad

Sayyid Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad narrates that his grandfather, Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him), gave permission for the following to be recited in order to see the Prophet ﷺ. Continue reading Method of Seeing the Prophet ﷺ – Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad

Gaining Acceptance through the Prayers of the Pious | Wisdoms of Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad

Words of wisdom from Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him)

In al-Salat al-Ibrahimiyyah we say: “O Allah, bestow prayers upon our Master Muhammad just as You bestowed prayers upon our Master Ibrahim.”

In the dua of qunut we say: “O Allah, guide us among those You have guided.” Continue reading Gaining Acceptance through the Prayers of the Pious | Wisdoms of Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad

Fatihah of Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad


This is a recording of Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad reciting Surat al-Fatihah and the tashahhud. It was recorded in the Comoros Islands in 1974.

It can also be found on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6LvXdkbEsI&t=2s

Habib Ahmad received Surat al-Fatihah from the great Imam, Habib Ahmad bin Hasan al-`Attas, who himself received it directly from the Prophetﷺ.
 May Allah benefit us by this recital.

Say: ‘This is My Path’ | Wisdoms of Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad

Words of wisdom from Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad (may Allah have mercy on him and benefit us by him). 

Allah says to His Prophet  : “Say: ‘This is my path..’”[1]

With this command Allah honours the Prophet and affirms his station. The command also contains the meaning of granting permission (ijazah). The ijazah is one of the foundations of the religion and is especially important in the science of hadith. Scholars traditionally give each other ijazah and shaykhs give their students ijazah. The ijazah is an affirmation of what is contained in the heart of the person receiving it and is a means for the pious to exchange secrets with one another. Continue reading Say: ‘This is My Path’ | Wisdoms of Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad

Etiquette is Ihsan | Wisdoms of Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad

Words of wisdom from Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad (may Allah have mercy on him and benefit us by him). 

Etiquettes (adab) are what beautify one’s actions. One’s actions are not complete without etiquette. Etiquette is ihsan and ihsan is one of the three foundations of the religion mentioned in the hadith of Jibril. Ihsan is to perform one’s actions with etiquette and this is a means for those actions to be accepted. Continue reading Etiquette is Ihsan | Wisdoms of Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad

Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad

His Lineage

He is al-Habib Ahmad Mashhur bin Taha bin`Ali bin `Abdullah bin Taha bin `Abdullah bin Taha bin `Umar1 bin `Alawi bin Muhammad bin Ahmad bin `Abdullah bin Muhammad bin `Alawi bin Ahmad “al-Haddad” bin Abu Bakr bin Ahmad bin Muhammad bin `Abdullah bin Ahmad bin `Abd al-Rahman bin `Alawi `Amm al-Faqih (uncle of al-Faqih al-Muqaddam), bin Muhammad Sahib Mirbat, bin `Ali Khasli` 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 Hababah Safiyyah bint Tahir bin `Umar al-Haddad, a direct descendant of Imam `Abdullah bin `Alawi al-Haddad

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Salat and Istighfar of Habib Ahmad bin Muhsin al-Haddar

Advice from Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him).

If someone combines between bestowing prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ (salawat) and seeking forgiveness (istighfar) they will be guaranteed safety.

Allah says: Allah will not punish them while you are with them, nor will He punish them while they seek forgiveness (8:33).  Continue reading Salat and Istighfar of Habib Ahmad bin Muhsin al-Haddar