On The Root Cause of Tribulations

Advice from Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him)

Allah says: Let those who disobey his order beware lest tribulation befall them or a painful punishment be inflicted upon them (24:63).

I swear by Allah that every tribulation that befalls any part of the Ummah in any place and at any time or any punishment that is inflicted is the result of disobedience to the Beloved ﷺ. Likewise, the only cause of receiving the mercy of Allah and experiencing bliss in this life is following him, loving him and sacrificing everything in support of him.

 

On Emulating the Beloved ﷺ in Our Homes

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) encourages us to emulate the Beloved ﷺ  in our homes. 

As the month of Rabi al-Awwal comes, may you gain an attachment with the one born in Rabi al-Awwal. Connect to him through loving him and following him. Raise the banner of following him in every room in your house. Remove anything that goes against his teachings. Do not raise the banner of someone abased in your house. Continue reading On Emulating the Beloved ﷺ in Our Homes

Yearning for the Beloved ﷺ

Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) reflects upon the yearning of the Companions for the Beloved ﷺ.

Our Lord has not permitted us to love anyone in creation as much as Muhammad, because He Himself does not love anyone in creation as much as He loves Muhammad ﷺ. If the King of Kings, the One True God, does not love anyone as much as He loves him, how can I, as a slave, love anyone as much as I love the Chosen One or prefer anyone over him? Continue reading Yearning for the Beloved ﷺ

On the Prophet’s Awareness of Our Thoughts

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

Is the Messenger of Allah aware of our thoughts, just as he is aware of our sending greetings of salam to him?

He has access to our thoughts, but the question is whether he pays attention to them, since he is completely focused upon his Lord. He pays attention to thoughts that pertain to him or his call to Allah, and thoughts that are of benefit to his Ummah.

Inspiring People to Long for the Messenger of Allah ﷺ

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

How can we inspire people to long for the Messenger of Allah?

We can do this by mentioning his virtues, qualities and his life and by embodying his character and his dealings and by deepening our love, longing and veneration for him.

If such a person speaks he will have such an effect on those listening such that they will begin to long for the Messenger of Allah ﷺ.