Garis Panduan Dalam Perbezaan Aliran

img-20161014-wa0009Jalan yang benar (sebagai garis panduan) bagi orang yang mengikuti mana-mana aliran yang benar ialah mengakui bahawa kewujudan aliran-aliran yang lain adalah sebuah fenomena yang sihat di dalam Syari’ah, dan sebuah fenomena yang menunjukkan keluasan dan keagungan Syari’ah itu sendiri. Maka usahlah hal sedemikian membawa kepada perselisihan faham, saling menjauhkan diri, saling benci-membenci, bersikap keras serta mencabuli hak orang lain.

 – Al-Allamah Al-Murabbi Al-Habib Umar Bin Hafizh


Proper Conduct in Dealing with Differences in Religious Paths

Fitnah Pemimpin Agama Yang Menyesatkan

The Counsel of Habib Umar bin Hafiz to Students of the 22nd Dawrah

From the words of Sayyidil Habib Umar Bin Hafiz:

“Should you hear abusive words, from various sources, being hurled at you, your friends, or your teachers, look at what Allah says about being in receipt of such abuse and the positive outcomes (of bearing with it) – do not accept it without considering what the prophets have said to their people:

{ ولنصبرنَّ على ما آذيتمونا }

And we shall certainly bear with patience all the hurt you may cause us

 [Surat Ibrahim 12]

So do not curse when they curse, do not insult when they insult rather, attend to their curses and their insults with good manners and hope in Allah, and with that, calling them to Allah.”

From the counsels of Habib Umar Bin Hafiz at the Farewell Garhering of 22nd Dawrah.


💬 الحبيب عمر بن حفيظ – Habib Omar:

 ✨ إذا سمعتم أذى من هنا أو من هناك

 [ عنكم أو عن أصحابكم أو عن شيوخكم ] فانظروا ما قال الله تعالى في مقابلة هذا الأذى ونتائج هذا الأذى ولا تقابلوه إلا بما قال الرسل لأقوامهم

{ ولنصبرنَّ على ما آذيتمونا }

 لا تسبُّوا وإن سَبّوا ؛ لا تُؤذوا وإن آذوا ؛ وقابِلُوا سبَّهم وأذاهم بأدبِكم مع الله، وبرجائكم في الله، وبدعوتهم إلى الله تعالى.✨

من وصايا الحبيب عمر في مجلس توديع طلاب الدورة الثانية والعشرين.


Wasiat Habib Umar bin Hafiz kepada Pelajar-Pelajar Dawrah ke-22

Al-Habib Umar bin Hafiz berkata:

“Jika kamu terdengar orang yg menyakiti diri kamu, sahabat mahupun guru-guru kamu dari segenap arah, maka perhatikanlah apa yang Allah firmankan sebagai cara membalasnya dan natijah daripada mengikuti firman Allah ini.

Maka janganlah dibalas kecuali dengan mengungkapkan apa yang dikatakan para Rasul berkata kepada kaum mereka:

{ ولنصبرنَّ على ما آذيتمونا }

“Maka kami pasti akan bersabar dengan gangguan kamu terhadap kami”

[Surah Ibrahim 12]

Janganlah hendaknya cacian dibalas dengan cacian, janganlah menyakiti meskipun disakiti, balaslah cacian serta gangguan mereka dengan adab kamu dengan Allah beserta pengharapan kamu kepada Allah dan dengan berdakwah kepada mereka.”

Dari wasiat Al-Habib Umar di majlis perpisahan pelajar-pelajar daurah yg ke-22. 

Wasiat Habib Umar


💬 الحبيب عمر بن حفيظ – Habib Omar:

✨ إذا سمعتم أذى من هنا أو من هناك

 [ عنكم أو عن أصحابكم أو عن شيوخكم ] فانظروا ما قال الله تعالى في مقابلة هذا الأذى ونتائج هذا الأذى ولا تقابلوه إلا بما قال الرسل لأقوامهم

{ ولنصبرنَّ على ما آذيتمونا }

 لا تسبُّوا وإن سَبّوا ؛ لا تُؤذوا وإن آذوا ؛ وقابِلُوا سبَّهم وأذاهم بأدبِكم مع الله، وبرجائكم في الله، وبدعوتهم إلى الله تعالى.✨

من وصايا الحبيب عمر في مجلس توديع طلاب الدورة الثانية والعشرين.


The Principal Books of Knowledge

The Degrees of Fasting

The Degrees of Fasting extracted from Habib Muhammad bin Abdullah Al-Aydarus’s Ramadhan compendium, Ramadhan Lessons for the Muhammadan Nation (Ad-Durus ar-Ramadhaniyyah lil-Ummah al-Muhammadiyyah)

Muhammad Al-Aydarus

Imam Al-Ghazali (may Allah be pleased with him) says, “Know that fasting is of three degrees:

  • The Fast of the Masses (Sawm al-Umum)
  • The Fast of the Elite (Sawm al-Khusus)
  • The Fast of the Elect of the Elite (Sawm Khusus al-Khusus)

The Fast of the Masses (Sawm al-Umum) is leave of the stomach and the genitals from fulfilling desires whilst the Fast of the Elite (Sawm al-Khusus) is leave of the hearing, the sight, the tongue, the hands, the feet, and all the different body parts from sin. As for the Fast of the Elect of the Elite (Sawm Khusus al-Khusus), it is the fasting of the heart from worldly concerns and worldly thoughts – leave from everything except Allah, Mighty and Majestic, in completeness.”

It is narrated that al-Hasan al-Basri had passed by a group of people who were laughing merrily and said:

إن الله جعل في شهر رمضان مضمارًا لخلقه يستبقون فيه لطاعته، فسبق قوم ففازوا، وتخلف أقوام فخابوا، فالعجب كل العجب للضاحك اللاعب في اليوم الذي فاز فيه المسابقون وخاب فيه المبطلون

Editor’s note:

The people of Tarim are known to extol Ramadhan by exerting their bodies and hearts in worship of Allah throughout its days and nights – completing the Qur’an recital several times in a single Ramadhan, and constantly occupying themselves in zikr (remembrance), supererogatory solah (the recommended, non-obligatory ritual prayer), and doa (supplications).

Traditionally, the mosques of Tarim hold Tarawih at different times of the night between Isha’ and Subuh. This tradition allows the people of Tarim to perform Tarawih at different mosques within their blessed city each night in Ramadhan. Hence, it is not uncommon to find Tarimis performing 100 rakaats of Tarawih or more every night. May Allah help us emulate the people of Tarim in giving Ramadhan its due, wherever we may be. Amin.

Reminders for Callers to Allah

Habib-Kadhim_2012-11-13The following is a summary of the reminders of Ad-Dai ila Allah Al-Habib Musa Kazim bin Ja’afar As-Seggaf to Callers to Allah

  1. Fulfill the Role of a Da’i (a caller to Allah) – There is a path of da’wah (calling) [1] and a path of fatwa (legal edicts). So bear in mind that you are a da’i not a mufti and, as a da’i, your role is to call the people gently to the deen and be mindful not turn them away from it. Find the most palatable of solutions for those who seek your counsel that draws them closer to the deen and not turn them away from it. Imam Al-Ghazali warns us of the Hakim Jahil (Ignorant Judge) in his primer in Islamic spirituality, Bidayatul Hidayah – someone entrusted with a position of influence but does more harm than good. The da’i who dispenses counsels inappropriately to those seeking his counsel is akin to the Hakim Jahil leading the people astray with his counsels
  2. Rid Yourself of Destructive Traits – Da’is must take the means to rid themselves of destructive traits lest they get drawn into vile acts like competing with one another in da’wah (missionary work) when they should be helping each other in it. One of the means of ridding oneself of destructive traits is reading the Ihya Ulumuddin of Imam Al-Ghazali. If you sense yourself being affected by the destructive traits like kibr (arrogance), ujub (ostentation), hasad (envy) etc., then read a portion of the Ihya for it is cure for the heart’s ailments

This reminder was dispensed on 21 February 2016 at a private function of da’is and students of Sacred Knowledge in Singapore.

[1] Note: Habib Kazim was speaking in the context of da’wah ammah [general calling] rather than da’wah to students of Sacred Knowledge.

The Ethics of Discussion Between Muslim Groups

Habib at MuisThe Ethics of Discussion Between Muslim Groups: The Importance of Referring to the People of Knowledge adapted from the book “Adab Hiwar” (The Ethics of Discussion) by Sayyidil Habib Umar Bin Muhammad Bin Salim Bin Hafiz

Without a doubt, it is a challenge to attain truth and view a particular occurrence through the lenses of sacred knowledge based on the source of information derived from the media which is available today.

And the one who chooses to pursue it (the truth) is like one who is swimming in the deepest depths of the sea.

Man speaks of the sea. Everyone knows of some attributes of the sea but those who explore what lies deep underneath talk of the sea differently; and the conclusions derived by the one who dives deep into a matter is completely different.

And for those who are fearful of plunging into the deepest of the sea should, at the very least, refrain from claiming to have seen and understood in detail the intricacies of each rock and pearl, and claim (to have taken) possession of them with their own hands.

If one has in one’s possession a treasured pearl (obtained through a “diver”), he should, at the very least, admit that this pearl was given to him by the diver and not claim it to be the result of his own effort. The pearl could have been in his possession via his wealth (purchasing power), as a gift from others, or through other means.

Such is the case for the sea of knowledge which includes opinions and methodologies towards understanding the Qur’an and the Hadith. Indeed, Allah has prepared divers to fulfill this very function.

This is mentioned by Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in the Qur’an:

وَلَوْ رَدُّوهُ إِلَى الرَّسُولِ وَإِلَى أُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنْهُمْ لَعَلِمَهُ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَنبِطُونَهُ مِنْهُم

And when there comes to them news of security or fear they spread it abroad; and if they had referred it to the Apostle and to those in authority among them (i.e. the Uulil-Amri), those among them who can search out the knowledge of it would have known it, and were it not for the grace of Allah upon you and His mercy, you would have certainly followed the Shaitan save a few (Surah An-Nisa:83)

Should you desire to extract pearls (from the depths of the ocean), then do so for it is not forbidden upon you. However, should you fear, are unable to, or do not have the requisite ability nor skills to dive into the deepest depths of the sea, then let this matter be handled by its experts, and obtain the pearls from them upon their return from their exploration.

أدَبُ الــحِــــوَارِ بَــيْــنَ الــجَــمَــاعَــاتِ وَالــفِــرَقِ الإِسْــلامِــيّــة

للحبيب عمر بن محمد بن حفيظ

الجزء : أهميّــة الرّجــوع إلــى أهــل العلــم

مِن غير شك أنه من الصّعب أن تَرد أمثال هذه الحقائق وتُبصَر بالقوى الإعلامية الموجودة اليوم عندنا، ومثال الغوص عليها كمَن يغوص في البحر.. الناس يتكلمون عن البحر، والكلّ يعرف بعض خصائص البحر ، لكن الغَوص فيه والدخول فيه شأنُه آخر، والتحصيل من هذا الغوص شأنه يختلف تماماً

والذي يتهيَّب دخول البحر عليه أقل شيء أن لا يدَّعي احتواءه على الجواهر، ومُلكَه لها وأخذَها بيده ؛ فإن وُجدت عنده جوهرة فَعَليه أقلّ شيء أن يعترف أنها جاءت على يَد غوَّاص ، وليست على يده هو، إنما توصَّل إليها بوسيلة من ماله أو من هبةِ ذاك له أو غير ذلك، كذلك شأن بحور الأفكار والعلوم والاهتداء إلى حقائق الدّلالات في الكتاب والسنة ، أقام الله عليها غوَّاصين، قال تعالى: ﴿ وَلَوْ رَدُّوهُ إِلَى الرَّسُولِ وَإِلَى أُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنْهُمْ لَعَلِمَهُ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَنبِطُونَهُ مِنْهُمْ ﴾  [النساء:83]

فإذا أخرجوا الجواهر فخُذْها فليست محرّمةً عليك، وإن أنت جبُنت أو عَجِزت، وليست عندك الإمكانيّة والقدرة على أن تغوص في البحر فسلِّم للغوّاص واستلم الجوهرة منه حين يأتي لك بها بعد غوصه

Habib Abu Bakr Al-Masyhur’s Address at the Hawl of Imam Al-Haddad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Habib Abu Bakr (crop-small)Extracts from the lecture of Habib Abu Bakr Al-Adni bin Ali Al-Masyhur at the Annual Gathering of Remembrance of Imam Abdullah bin Alawi Al-Haddad held in 2015 at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam

Habib Abu Bakr began by praising Allah, and sending blessings and peace upon The Messenger ﷺ, his family and companions, and Imam Abdullah the son of Alawi Al-Haddad.

He said, “We are present on a beautiful, majestic night that puts forth to us the beauties of humanity and the universe, the virtues of peace, the symbols of tranquility, and the exemplary characters of those who thread the path of The Messenger ﷺ.

There are scholars in every era whom we can learn from… so why do we celebrate scholars who have passed on centuries ago?

Objectives of Annual Gatherings of Remembrance (Hawl)

It is to remind us of great people who had left us, like Imam Al-Haddad, so that we may take after them – in educating our children, our women, and our community peacefully, with the best of etiquette.

There are two key objectives of attending this Hawl:

  1. To take blessings from those near to Allah. To seek knowledge from the chosen friends of Allah and from the pious. Allah sends his mercy upon those in remembrance of  pious people; and
  2. To introduce prominent people from the previous generations to the people of today so the young men and women of this generation will have a strong link to the ways of the pious people of Hadramawt: its culture; its spirituality (tasawwuf) and the methodology (manhaj) of Ash-Sha’irah (in the science of aqidah).

We face formidable challenges which threaten the integrity of the people who profess iman and they need to be reminded of such examples in this era of constant change. We need to remember the exemplary characters of people who are determined to keep to their promise to Allah. We must study their history, how they managed their time, their litanies, and so forth so that we become renewed in our understanding towards honourable people like Imam Al-Haddad.

Imam Al-Haddad and His Da’wah

Imam Al-Haddad was a descendant of The Messenger ﷺ. He possessed secret knowledge of Allah and renewed the calling of our Prophet ﷺ, with had a sound chain of transmission in calling the people to Allah (sanad of da’wah) back to his grandfather, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. His ancestor, Imam Ahmad bin Isa Al-Muhajir ilaAllah had migrated from Iraq to Hadramawt, bringing with him the message (risalah) of peace to the region. Another of his ancestors, Ali Al-Uraidhi, had also been a reviver of this message of peace in the blessed city of Madinah and had studied with Imam Ali Zainal Abidin who had inherited this knowledge from Sayyidina Hassan and Sayyidina Hussein, and other companions of The Messenger ﷺ. This chain is found in verses of poetry (i.e. poetry praising past scholars) recited earlier and speaks of the origins of his teachings and his teachers, Imam Ali Zainal Abidin, Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir, and others. It is an unbroken chain of transmission. Imam al-Haddad himself said, “I learned from my teachers who were given guidance and were always hand in hand with Al-Quran.”

Key Principles in the Teachings of Imam Al-Haddad

The 5 key principles of the spiritual teachings of Imam Al-Haddad are:

  • Knowledge (ilm)
  • Practice (amal)
  • Sincerity (ikhlas)
  • Reverential fear of Allah (khauf)
  • Scrupulousness (wara’)

I call upon all present to diligently read the books of Imam Al-Haddad. His teachings teach us to guard our tongues, to not slander others, and to avoid being involved in defamation which may lead to bloodshed. His lifestyle is preserved through his books, other recorded works, and his poetry – symbolic of the message of peace he stands for. Therefore, it is not surprising that people call Imam Al-Haddad the renewer (mujaddid) of the religion of the 13th century (hijriyyah). Further to this, be firm upon the recitation of the prophetic litanies compiled by Imam Al-Haddad, the Subtle Invocations (Wiridul Latif), and make it a daily practice. The legacies of Imam Al-Haddad are well suited to the fulfillment of the rights of Allah and mankind alike till this very day.

The School of Hadramawt

The path of Imam Al-Haddad, The School of Hadramaut or The Methodology of Bani Alawi, benefits humanity. It is an inherited path that brings peace in every situation. We need to understand this in this era of tribulations. Is the calling a call for fighting or hostility amongst each other? Or is it a call to overthrow the government of a country? Imam Al-Haddad’s writings reflects peace and beauty, and has shaped (the Islam practiced in) countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Africa and Sri Lanka. The teachings of Hadrami scholars encompasses the concepts of peace and compassion. In facing the tribulations of the end of times, avoid being involved with people who bring defamation, bloodshed and falsehood. Rather, be with the people of truth in the cause of Allah – people who teach us the meaning of tranquility and peace. Refer to its key concepts (qawaid) in resolving economic, faith (iman), social, and other conflicts. When faced with conflicts – remember and fear Allah. We were never taught to bear weapons nor to kill each other. It is obligatory upon us to review and reflect deeply upon the teachings of Imam Al-Haddad. The concept of Imam Al-Haddad’s teachings is based on the fundamentals of compassion and is not about animosity or killing.

Habib Abu Bakr’s Parting Word

I wish to extend in this mosque, in our assembly, the single most important task we have – to reconcile humanity and to band the people towards Allah.

In the age of social media, what is being taught in schools today violates decorum manners (adab). The media delivers messages with a propaganda to steer lives, resulting in confusion amongst the young men and women of this era of tribulations. Much of the information found in social media contradicts adab so reflect on yourselves and seek to review information with and acquire knowledge from a teacher with a sound chain of transmission. Seeking and acquiring knowledge in a proper manner from scholars with a sound chain of transmission develops our relationship with Allah, and purifies our hearts and souls, and will result in being educated with goodness.”

Watch event (Habib’s speech begins at 1:08h):