Click here for the original link Renowned for its unique style, Ibn ‘Ajiba’s commentry of the Qur’an, Al-Bahr al-Madid (The Vast Ocean) combines traditional exegesis with spiritual contemplation, exploring the inner meanings of the sacred text. In this companion volume to Al-Madina’s inaugural publication, Prophetic Grace, Ibn ‘Ajiba explores the outer and inner meanings of the most […]
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The original link can be found here Imam ‘Abdullah bin ‘Alawi al-Haddad of Tarim, known as “The Pole of Inviting and Guiding to Allah” (Qutb al-Da‘wah wal-Irshad), was the reviver of the 12th century A.H. He was known to be a master of the inward and outward sciences of Islam, and he had a special […]
True hope isn’t a fragile state of restless expectation. Rather, it is the coolness of certitude and the calm of contentment in knowing the Beauty, Mercy, and Generosity of one’s Majestic and Tremendous Lord. “So whoever hopes for the meeting of their Lord, let them perform righteous deeds, and associate none with their Lord in […]
[Biography of the Noble Habib] 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 […]
al Muntannabi said: he who seeks pearls, immerses himself in the sea. To be a successful student of knowledge, one should understand all aspects of studying, teaching, and learning. We have included links that will help seekers take their learning to the next level: Seeker’s Expectations – How to Seek Knowledge Steps to Success on […]
Click here for the original link In light of recent political events in Yemen and other countries, Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) clarifies the Prophetic perspective on how to deal with tribulations. Habib Umar delivered the lecture in Dar al-Mustafa on 9th Jumada al-Akhirah 1436 / 29th March […]
At gatherings of remembrance; before reading about the Prophet and his life (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), the scholars traditionally make a number of intentions, followed by a recitation of Surat al-Fatihah; donating its reward to the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) in the hope that their remembrance […]
To see the original article: Click here The following story was narrated by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him). [The firmness of Sayyidune Ja’far] When Sayyiduna Ja’far’s right hand was cut off, he seized the standard with his left hand until that too was cut off. He then […]
A special thank you to New Islamic Directions for this insightful article. The original article can be viewed here [What is Mockery?] Mockery: Behavior or speech that makes fun of someone or something in a hurtful way. Mockery of entire groups has effectively been criminalized in Western societies. One would think thrice before publicly mocking […]
Abu Hurayra narrates that the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “Whoever recites Yasin at night, he will be forgiven.” [Musnad, Abu Ya`ala] Some versions state, “Whoever recites Yasin in the morning and night…” [Tabarani, Mu`ajam al-Saghir] Surah Yasin has tremendous benefits for the believer, being the heart of the Quran, surely […]