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Imam al-Haddad’s Counsels on Hajj and `Umrah – Muwasala

* Originally Published on 14/09/2013 COUNSELS ON TRAVELLING You must hold fast to all the acts of devotion which you perform regularly when you are not travelling. Do not make light of leaving any of them. You should make up any acts of devotion which you are unable to perform due to travelling when you […]

Summary Notes of Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path (01) – Ustadha Shireen Ahmed

DAY 1: On Certainty Synopsis: Ustadh Amjad starts this class by reviewing who is the author and why this text is important.  He then delves into the topic of what is certainty (yaqīn), and what are the benefits of having strong faith.  He explained that one’s certainty can be strengthened by three actions, and that […]

Ala Ya Allah Bi Nadhra – Imam Haddad’s Poem at His Wife’s Death

Shaykh Muhammad Ba-Dhib explains Imam Haddad’s famous poem “Ala ya Allah bi Nadhra (ألا يالله بنظرة),” which he composed upon the passing of his wife. Not only was Imam Haddad a great scholar and Knower of Allah, but he was also a skilled poet and literary author. One of the characteristics of his poetry is a […]

Imam Haddad’s Letter to an Indian Prince – Shaykh Amin Buxton

Imam Abdullah al-Haddad was the renewer of the 12th Islamic century.  A scholar of the Islamic sciences, he was active in calling others to Allah. In this lecture, Shaykh Amin Buxton explores a letter written to a disciple of his who held a high position in an Indian royal court. Leaders and Scholars Shaykh Amin begins […]

The Lord of Forgiveness 05 – Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba Dhib

This is part of the series presented in Ramadan 2018: “The Foremost Way of Seeking Forgiveness: Sayyid al Istighfar Explained, by Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib. In this session, Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib concludes Imam Ahmad ibn Zayn al-Habshi’s treatise on sayyid al-istighfar (the foremost way of seeking forgiveness). He continues looking at various […]

The Lord of Forgiveness 02 – Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba Dhib

This is part of the series presented in Ramadan 2018: “The Foremost Way of Seeking Forgiveness: Sayyid al Istighfar Explained, by Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib. In this segment, the Shaykh starts breaking down the different parts of the formula of seeking forgiveness. The supplication begins with affirming God’s divinity, His oneness, His lordship, and […]

The complete Wird Latif of Imam al-Haddad, with transliteration

As with all the litanies of Imam al-Haddad, al-Wird al-Latif is made up of nothing but the ‘prayers’ of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the formulae that he instructed his community to recite mornings and evenings. It is therefore strictly in conformity with the sunna, and once it is well-rehearsed and becomes regular practice, […]

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 […]

Supplications for the Oppressed and Distressed from SeekersHub Toronto

PDF Attachment: Selected Supplications – Hub Toronto Attached is a collection of supplications and prayers, from great scholars of the Islamic tradition, that we recite regularly at SeekersHubToronto (Toronto.SeekersHub.org). These supplications include the two powerful Prayers for Victory (Hizb al-Nasr), of Imam Abdullah bin Alawi al-Haddad and Imam Abu’l Hasan al-Shadhili; the Prayer for the Oppressed […]

The Bani ‘Alawi: Background, Key Figures and the Spiritual Path – Treasures for the Seeker Blog

The Bani ‘Alawi: Background, Key Figures and the Spiritual Path – Treasures for the Seeker Blog بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم اللهم صل وسلم على رسولك وآله أجمعين as-salamu alaykum wa rahmatullah, We are blessed to have been given access to a recording of a course conducted by al-Habib Kazim as-Saqqaf, in which the essential principles of the […]