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The Gifts of Hajj – Habib Umar

The Meaning of Hajj Sayyidi al-Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him) reminds us that the linguistic meaning of Hajj is seeking or intending. Thus the people of Allah are constantly performing Hajj because they are constantly seeking Allah. Just as their whole year is Ramadan, likewise their whole year is Hajj. Just as […]

How Does a Seeker of Knowledge Attain Openings? – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

* Courtesy of Muwasala.org Habib Umar bin Hafiz advises seekers how to attain openings in their studies. Seekers must abide by the etiquettes of seeking knowledge. They must spend time reviewing what they have studied with fellow students and write down important points which they learn. They should call upon Allah by His names the […]

Preserving the Light of Ramadan – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

How do we preserve the light of Ramadan once the month has ended?   One of the keys to preserving what we have attained is in the intentions we make before the month ends. We should make firm intentions to do good in Shawwal and beyond. We also need to beg Allah to preserve and […]

Intentions For After Ramadan – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

What intentions should we make for after Ramadan?   We intend to be among those whose entire year is Ramadan We intend that our connection with Allah is expressed in our actions throughout the day and the night We intend to serve the Ummah in the best way by focusing on the Three Objectives (knowledge, […]

Ten Ways to Prepare for Ramadan From Now

With Ramadan just around the corner, many of us are looking for ways to make sure that this will be the year we change, writes Nour Merza. With this in mind, here are ten ways to prepare yourself for Ramadan. 1. Make the right intention Beginning right now, make an intention that this Ramadan will […]

Reflections on Isra’ (Night Journey) and Mi’raj (Ascension) – Habib Umar bin Hafiz

This article is sourced from Muwasala: Click here for the original post Every created thing longed to have its portion of Allah’s Beloved (Peace be upon him). It was not until he (Peace be upon him) made his Mi’raj that the heavens got their portion of him. — Al-Habib- Abdul Qadir Al Saggaf Importance of Isra’ […]

Acquisition of the Clear Light: Part 4

This is the fourth part of a series of translations of Habib Umar’s work, Qabs al-Nur al-Mubin, an abridgment of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din. This chapter describes the levels of faith and how to achieve certainty. Purification of the Heart The objective of all pious acts and deeds of the limbs is purification, cleansing and […]

What Is the Etiquette to Follow for a Woman Towards a Male Teacher? (Habib Umar)

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum What are the shariah boundaries regarding the interaction between a female student and her male teacher? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] The shariah boundaries are those that were present in the interaction between the greatest teacher (Peace be Upon Him) and the women folk of his ummah who used to […]

I Cannot Stop Looking at Unlawful Sights, What Can I Do? (Habib Umar)

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum I cannot stop looking at unlawful sights, what am I supposed to do? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] The reality is that every accountable person (a Muslim adult with a sound mind) can and is able to avoid looking at unlawful sights but it is his nafs that overpowers him […]

Habib Ali al Jifri and the Man Who Killed His Teacher

Habib Ali al Jifri tells the story of the day he met the man who killed his teacher and unfolds it into a lesson on showing mercy to those who wrong us. I was in Aden. Someone who was one of the leaders of the regime which killed scholars in this blessed valley [of Hadramawt] […]