Al-Habīb Abu Bakr Al-‘Adny Bin ‘Ali Al-Masyhur is a leading Islamic thinker who has authored more than 150 works in various disciplines including jurisprudence, history, literature, Islamic thought and methodology (some of his books are available online at this link). He is a master of various Islamic sciences but perhaps his greatest contribution to Islamic sciences today is his formal establishment of the science of Fiqh At-Tahawwulāt.
Fiqh At-Tahawwulāt is a study of the fourth pillar of the Dīn after Islam, Iman and Ihsan. This fourth pillar, like the other three pillars more familiar to us, is based on Hadīth Jibril wherein it was narrated that Jibril came to the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم and asked the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم several questions in the presence of the Companions. In the fourth, oft neglected set of questions in the Hadīth Jibril narrations, the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم was asked about the Signs of the Hour – hence, the primary basis for Fiqh At-Tahawwulāt. However, one should bear in mind that the science of Fiqh At-Tahawwulāt is not a plain study and reading of various narrations pertaining to the Signs of the Hour. Rather, it is a transformative study of those Signs and it aims to develop a systematic way of addressing and understanding the trials and tribulations, in each stage of transition until the Hour arrives, and instilling in the student the proper behaviour in light of such trials and tribulations.
If Allah permits it, Al-Habīb will discuss pointers in the science Fiqh At-Tahawwulāt from his book “Extract from the Minor Sample” at Masjid Al Abdul Razak, Jalan Ismail, Singapore, after Subuh prayers from 30th May 2015 to 1st June 2015.
May we benefit from Al-Habīb’s thought as his contribution to the Islamic world is of critical importance today and needs to be spread for the benefit of the community at large.
Videos from Al-Habīb’s most recent tour of Southeast-Asia:
Watch “Rahsia Hadith Jibril” video:
Seminar “Fiqh At-Tahawwulāt” video:
“Fiqh At-Tahawwulāt” Sesi 1:
“Fiqh At-Tahawwulāt” Sesi 2: