Habib Ali al-Jifri (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) draws our attention to a subtle trap that activists may fall into. They may mistakenly think that spending time in Allah’s remembrance is a waste of time and that people instead should be occupied solving the problems of the Ummah. Such a belief has dangerous consequences. Continue reading The Danger of Belittling Worship and Remembrance
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
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
Habib Alawi bin Abdullah al-Aydarus explains the practice of ‘Ta’rif’, gathering to remember Allah on the Day of Arafah and shows how it is practised in the blessed city of Tarim.
This footage is precious because present in the gathering are Habib Abdullah bin Shihab, Habib Salim al-Shatiri and Habib Ali al-Mashhur bin Hafiz, all of whom have now departed this world, may Allah have mercy upon them all. Habib Ali al-Mashhur is very hard to spot but his voice can be clearly heard reciting the adhkar.
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
Habib Ali al-Jifri (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) explains that the essence of our transaction with Allah is closeness (qurb). We realise this when we reflect upon what Allah says in the Qur’an.
The essence of acts of worship is closeness: “Prostrate and draw close.” (96:19) Continue reading Our Transaction with Allah is About Closeness
In these supplications, Habib Ali al-Habashi (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him) teaches us to seek high degrees of love and closeness to Allah and His Beloved ﷺ :
اللَّهُمَّ اطْوِ مَسَافَةَ البُعْدِ بَيْنِي وبَيْنَ حَبِيبِكَ المًصْطَفى
This supplication was composed by Habib Abu Bakr al-Mashhur (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) to be recited after Surat al-Kahf. It is a comprehensive dua asking for spiritual elevation and protection from all tribulation including the Dajjal.
Thanks to muwasolahsg.com for the original translation
Imam Hasan, the son of Imam Abdullah bin Alawi al-Haddad was a seeker, a person of piety and a scholar who acted according to his knowledge. Imam al-Haddad, however, was waiting for him to reach higher levels. He said: “When that son of mine performs hajj something will be ingrained in him which was not in him before.” Continue reading Imam Hasan, son of Imam al-Haddad, and the Effect of Hajj
The Prophet ﷺ said: “The best prayer is the prayer of the Day of Arafah. The best thing which I and the Prophets before me have said is:
لاَ إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيُي و يُمِيت وَ هُوَ حَيٌّ لا يَموتُ بِيَدِهِ الخَيْرُ و هَو عَلَى كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَدِير
La ilaha ill’Allahu wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahu’l-mulku wa lahu’l-hamdu yuhi wa yumit wa huwa hayyun la yamut bi yadihi’-khayr wa `ala kulli shayin qadir Continue reading The Best Prayer is the Prayer of Arafah