Being from the People of the Right by Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad

[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 […]

Sayyiduna Ja’far: A Tale of Love and Sacrifice – Muwasala

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 Glimpse into the Noble Character of God’s Messenger

Reposted, with thanks from Nur Foundation for Sacred Sciences The Messenger of God ﷺ was the quintessential model of perfection in conduct. He was chosen by His Lord, molded by Him to have excellence in character, and selected by God to be His final Messenger. In God’s Messenger ﷺ we also find a practical illustration […]

Our Condition Today: the Disease and the Remedy – Habib Ali al-Jifri

Reposted, with thanks via Habib Ali’s website here. The Root Diseases of the Ummah, their effects and their remedies according to Prophetic Teachings We live in a time of struggle. Things happen fast and one event quickly follows another. This leads to an imbalance, impairs people’s judgement and clouds their vision. People are in dire […]

On the Concept of Khilafah and the Reality of Political Power – Muwasala

A special thank you to Muwasala for this extremely important article. For the original link Click here At a time of political turmoil in the Muslim world, Sayyidi al-Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) expounds on some of the meanings of khilafah and clarifies the reality of political power. […]

Imam al-Haddad’s Advice to the Spiritual Wayfarer – Muwasala

Reposted, with thanks from Muwasala The Egyptian wayfarer, Sayyid Abu’l-Wafa’ bin Muhammad `Isa al-Wafa’i, requested that Imam al-Haddad make a special pact of brotherhood with him and initiate him on the spiritual path. Imam al-Haddad agreed to this and then gave him a series of counsels. He begins by mentioning taqwa and other obligations and […]

Crucifixion of Christ – Dr Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

By Sidi Aashif Sacha Click here for original link This khutba was given by Dr Umar in Georgetown, Guyana. Given that it was ‘Good Friday’ he delivered a powerful sermon detailing the Islamic perspective on the Crucifixion of Christ. [Islamic Perspective on the Crucifixion of Christ] The Muslim belief about Jesus (may peace be upon […]

Muadh ibn Jabal and the Night of Mid-Sha’ban by Sidi Samer Dajani

“As for the Night of Mid-Sha’ban, the Tabi’een in Shām, like Khalid ibn Ma’dan, Makhul, Luqman ibn ‘Amir, and others, used to honor this night and strive hard in their worship in it. It is from them that the people learned the virtue of this night and learned to honor it.” – Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Lata’if al-Ma’arif (1) “As […]

True Life, A lesson on Hamza (May God be pleased with him) – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Habib Umar talks about the meaning of true life. He reflects on the story of Sayyiduna Hamza and how he attained true life through love of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) Allah says: He was dead and then We gave him life, and a light whereby he can walk amongst men. This is the […]

Mandela: A Lesson in Patience – Imam Zaid Shakir

Original video link here. In this Friday sermon delivered at the Muslim Community Center of East Bay (MCC), Imam Zaid Shakir talks about Nelson Mandela a day after he passed away and how he patiently persevered through the many trials and tribulations he faced in his life. “Life presents us many challenges and unexpected surprises. […]