Intentions for Ramadan – Habib Ali al-Jifri

Intentions for Ramadan 1. We intend to fast all the days of this month, beginning from the first night of its inception, and intend to renew this intention every day before sunrise (fajr). 2. We intend: to expose ourselves to Allah’s spiritual breezes (nafahat); a sincere repentance, by having regret for what may have transpired […]

VIDEO: The Way of Mercy, Habib Ali al-Jifri

Mercy: Habib Ali al-Jifri at Harrow Central Mosque, in London on the 9th of April 2015. This talk was part of the Uniting for the Prophet tour. Kindly organised by the Radical Middle Way and other partner organisations.

Humanity before Religiosity

”Whoever sees the crimes committed today in the name of religion will realise that the problem is the state of our humanity.” In this television clip, Habib Ali al-Jifri and Shaykh Usama al-Azhari show that mere outward manifestations of religion are of little benefit if someone’s humanity is deficient. After all, “the Kharijite who killed […]

Letter to the West: we just have to learn to live together – Habib Ali al-Jifri

Original article can be found here. This is a letter to the West, particularly to its thinkers, academics and opinion-makers. The publication of a new set of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in the aftermath of the Paris attacks was regrettable. For many people it demonstrated a commonality between the thought process of the attackers […]

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 […]

The Month of Ramadan is Upon Us – Advice from Habib Ali al-Jifri

Receiving Ramadan – Advice from Habib Ali al-Jifri. With translation into English. To view English subtitles please select “English” from the “Captions” option at the bottom of the video. More from Habib Ali al-Jifri The Concept of Faith in Islam – by Habib Ali al-Jifri –Full book (English and Arabic) in PDF Seek, Act and […]

Our transaction with Allah is based upon Closeness – Advice from Habib Ali al-Jifri – Muwasala

Originally posted on Muwasala Our transaction with Allah is based upon Closeness Sayyidi Alhabib Ali Al Jifri الحبيب علي الجفري (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) said: “The essence of our transaction with Allah is closeness (qurb). We realize this when we reflect upon the Qur’an. The essence of acts of worship is closeness: […]

How to Respond to Setbacks in Islam’s Religious Discourse – Habib Ali al-Jifri

Original post can be found here. The solutions to the setbacks facing Islam’s religious discourse require a unification of efforts and and an assumption of responsibility by all stakeholders involved. They, the stakeholders, are: (1) the scholars/ulama (who have the largest share of the responsibility since every area has it own expertise and this is […]

Nelson Mandela: A Reminder for Us All – Habib Ali Al-Jifri

Original article can be found here. Of the many principles that Nelson Mandela stood for, his struggle against the apartheid regime was one, but it was not this that made him unique. In fact, Imam Abdullah Haron preceded him in this struggle in South Africa and died in prison after being tortured by the apartheid […]

Habib Ali Al-Jifri on Madiba Nelson Mandela’s Passing

Habib Ali al-Jifri, founder of Tabah Foundation is a scholar and spiritual educator from Hadramawt, Yemen. He recently responded to the death of South African former President, Madiba Nelson Mandela. He wrote his response in Arabic:  (Image) from his twitter account. Reaction to Mandela’s death Mandela has returned to his Lord and He knows […]