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On The Benefits of The Month of Ramadan - Shaykh 'Abdul Qadir al Jilani

On The Benefits of The Month of Ramadan – Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir al Jilani

O young man, the word Ramadan consists of five letters, ra‘, meem, dhad, alif, noon. The ra‘ is derived from rahma (mercy), the meem from mujazat (recompense), mahabba (love) & minna (favour), the dhad from dhaman lilthawab (assurance of reward), the alif from ulfa (affinity) and qurb (nearness) & the noon from nur (light) and nawal [the receiving (of grace)]

Mushaf Waqf & Ibtidāʾ - Syed Nasir Omar al-Sagoff

Mushaf Waqf & Ibtidāʾ – Syed Nasir Omar al-Sagoff

In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All praise be to Allāh who governs the Universe. Peace be upon Prophet Muhammad , and his Companions, who upheld the Qurʾān during the time of the Prophet and after his demise. May Allāh bless them and be well-pleased with them all.

Merits of the Month of Ramadan – Imam ‘Abdullah al Haddad

Merits of the Month of Ramadan – Imam ‘Abdullah al Haddad

Regarding the merits of the month of Ramadan, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, had said: “Ramadan to Ramadan, and Friday to Friday, and prayer to prayer; (these) are expiations of sins between the two of them if the major sins are abandoned.”

Prophet’s Sermon On Welcoming Ramadan

Prophet’s Sermon On Welcoming Ramadan

“O people! The month of Ramadhan has approached you with His mercy and blessings. This is the month that is the best of all months in the estimation of Allah. Its days are the best among the days; its nights are the best among the nights. Its hours are the best among the hours.

The Night of the Heavenly Ascension (Mi’raj) - Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak

The Night of the Heavenly Ascension (Mi’raj) – Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak

Saddened by the despicable treatment he had received during the day, our Master prayed before lying down to sleep. His blessed heart ached and his eyes were moist with tears. He had barely dropped off to sleep, when the Lord of Majesty said:
“O Gabriel, do you know what night this is? Tonight, convey my command and good tidings to all My worlds! Tonight I shall take My beloved to My station. My Heavens, My Lotus Tree, My Prosperous House, My Throne, My Footstool and My Paradise will be adorned with the dust of My beloved’s feet.

On the Month of Rajab

On the Month of Rajab

This is an excerpt from the book Kanz Al-Najah wa As-Suroor (“The Treasures of Success and Happiness”), a book highlighting the special qualities of each month. As the blessed and holy month of Rajab approaches, hopefully this information will be of use in allowing us all to appreciate it and benefit from it:

Commentry on the Chess of the Gnostics – Shaykh Muhammad al-Hashimi

Commentry on the Chess of the Gnostics – Shaykh Muhammad al-Hashimi

Practices which expiate prior and later wrong actions as it says in the Book of the Healing of the Sickness and Pains by Muhammad ibn Ja’far al-Kittani al-Hasani. I will only mention the practices themselves and not the evidence behind them. Whoever wants to learn the evidence for them should read that book.

Habib Abu Bakar As-Saqqaf

Habib Abu Bakar As-Saqqaf

He is the Qutub (leader of saints) of his age, the reference point for all auliya’ (saints) during his time, the pillar of strength of the religion, embedded in his soul the highest level of yaqin (certainty). He is Habib Abu Bakar bin Muhammad As-Saqqaf. His lineage of nobility clung himself to the noblest of the nobles, prophet Muhammad s.a.w. He was born in Besuki, a small town in Kabupaten Sitibondo, East Java, in 1285 H. He was an orphan, his father died when he was young, yet he underwent a good Islamic education under the supervision of his family until he grew to be a soul, rich in the quality of mahmuda (noble quality) and was clear the signs of sainthood in him.

Sciences: The Priorities – Imam al Haddad

Sciences: The Priorities – Imam al Haddad

If you wish to know which sciences and acts are the most important and beneficial for you, imagine that you are to die the next day and return to God to stand before Him and be asked to account for your knowledge, behavior, and all your affairs and states, subsequently to be taken to either the Garden or the Fire. What you see there as most important

Al Habib Ahmad Mashhur bin Taha Al-Haddad

Al Habib Ahmad Mashhur bin Taha Al-Haddad

Al Habib Ahmad Mashhur bin Taha Al-Haddad, was one of the most powerful Alawi influences in East Africa and is generally considered to have been the “Renewer” of Islam in those parts. He was born in the town of Qaydun, one of the towns of Hadhramawt, in the year of 1325 H (1907). He was raised up in the bosom of ‘ilm and taqwa and righteousness by his mother, the virtuous and saintly Safiyya

Al-Habib Abdul Qadir bin Ahmad as-Saqqaf

Al-Habib Abdul Qadir bin Ahmad as-Saqqaf

He is Al-Habib Abdul Qadir bin Ahmad bin Abdul Abdurrahman bin Ali bin Umar bin Segaf bin Muhammad whose lineage connects directly to the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم. He was born in the town of Sewun, Hadramaut, in the month of Jumadil Akhir 1331 H ( May 1913).

Keeping the Company of the Pious - Habib 'Abd al-Qadir as-Saqqaf

Keeping the Company of the Pious – Habib ‘Abd al-Qadir as-Saqqaf

“Keeping the Company of the Pious” was filmed on a visit he made to his ancestor, Imam Muhammad bin `Ali “Sahib Mirbat”, the grandfather of al-Faqih al-Muqaddam and the ancestor of all the great Ba `Alawi scholars. He discusses the importance of attending the gatherings of the pious and attaching one’s heart to them. May Allah benefit us by this great Imam and strengthen our attachment to him.