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Being with Allah and His Messenger ﷺ – Habib Umar

* Courtesy of Muwasala Sayyidi al-Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) reflects upon the meaning of being with Allah and His Messenger ﷺ. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “A person is with the one they love.” Thus you can gauge your love for Allah and His Messenger […]

The History of Mawlid in Kenya – Sharrif Assad Ahmed al Hussaini

* Courtesy of Al-Huda TV Kenya In this video interview, Sharrif Assad Ahmed al Hussaini discusses the history and development of Mawlid in Kenya. The Mawlid celebration was initiated in Kenya through the Ba Alawi family and spiritual order. Sharrif Assad shares how the Ba Alawi families in Kenya ensured that Mawlid recitations and celebrations […]

Appreciation of Beauty – Shaykh Sadullah Khan

  In this Pre Khutba talk, Shaykh Sadullah Khan reminds the congregation about the value of appreciating beauty. By cultivating beautiful character traits we are able to replicate the most beautiful and complete person, the Prophet (peace be upon him). In a time where only the outer is accepted and lauded, it would do us […]

Welcome to Rabiʿ al-Awwal & the Virtues of Praising the Prophet ﷺ – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

* Originally published on the 11th of November 2018 Shaykh Faraz provides a welcome and introduction to Rabiʿ al-Awwal, the month of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), who is the means to our having every good. To introduce the series on the Great Praises of the Prophet from […]

When Rabi al-Awwal Comes – Habib Umar

* Courtesy of Muwasala Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) tells us how to receive the month of Rabi al-Awwal. When Rabi al-Awwal comes open your heart to receive the divine outpouring and to attain closeness to Allah and His Beloved. Do not place anything above him. […]

Welcoming Rabi al-Awwal by Seeking the Pleasure of Allah and His Messenger – Habib Umar

* Courtesy of Muwasala Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafīz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) teaches us how to welcome the month Rabi al-Awwal by. The following is an extracts from a talk in the mawlid in Dar al-Mustafa, 3rd Rabi` al-Awwal 1433 (26th January 2012) The new moon of Rabi al-Awwal […]

Keep Good Company In The Last Ten Nights Of Ramadan, by Imam Khalid Latif

*Originally Published on 25/06/2016 In these last nights of Ramadan, gatherings unlike any other time of the year are taking place. We should make sure we are a part of them, writes Imam Khalif Latif. Gatherings are taking place in which no individual is turned away. The rich, the poor, the strong, the weak, young […]

The Pedagogical Power of the Mawlid, Pt II

The mawlid in the eyes of a scholar like al-Azafi served a more fundamental purpose. It was a powerful pedagogical tool that sowed a pious love for the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, in the hearts of people, an interest in his life and teachings, and a deep connection to his person.

The Pedagogical Power of the Mawlid, Pt I

In this first part of a two-part article, Ustadh Salman Younas discusses the Festivals of Islam, and the mawlid in particular, as a joyous expression of the greatest blessing from Allah. Discussions on the mawlid and its permissibility often occur in a context where the focus is primarily directed towards determining the strict legal merits […]

Mawlid al-Dayba’i: Shaykh Muhammad Ba-Dhib

Shaykh Muhammad Ba-Dhib introduces the Mawlid al-Dayba’i, authored by Imam ʿAbd al-Rahman ibn ʿAli al-Dayba who lived from the 9th to 10th Islamic centuries. The Mawlid al-Dayba’i was written by  the great scholar of hadith, Shaykh Abd al-Rahman ibn ʿAli al-Dayba, from Yemen. He was from the tribe of Shayban, and lived in the city of […]