Profile: Habib Ali Bakr

11156255_1595012820737578_3026086907059502411_nHabib Ali bin Abu Bakr ibn Shaykh Abu Bakr bin Salim, better known as Habib Ali Bakr, was born on 7 March 1963 in the blessed land of Hadramawt. Habib Ali Bakr had sought Sacred Knowledge in many places, including Inaat, Tarim, Seiyun, Baidoh, Shihr and Jeddah, from the foremost scholars of our time. His teachers include: the great scholar and Chief Mufti of Tarim, Al-Habib Ali Masyhur bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafiz (the elder brother of Habib Umar bin Hafiz); Ad-Da’I ilaAllah Al-Habib Umar bin Hafiz; Al-Habib Umar bin Alawi Al-Kaff; Qutb az-Zaman Al-Habib Abdul Qadir bin Ahmad Al-Seggaf, Al-Habib Ali bin Hasan bin Ismail Al-Hamid; Al-Habib Hassan bin Abdullah Ash-Shatiriy and his brother, Sultan al-Ulama’ Al-Habib Salim bin Abdullah Ash-Shatiriy; Al-Mufakkir Al-Habib Abu Bakr Al-Adniy bin Ali Al-Masyhur; Ash-Shaykh Abdul Qawiy Ba’Fadhal, Al-Mufti Ash-Shaykh Fadhl bin Abdul Rahman BaFadhal; Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin Ali Al-Khatib; and other esteemed scholars.

Habib Ali Bakr currently serves the ummah, amongst other things, as Head of Majlis Al-Muwasolah Bayna Ulama’, and Principle of Ma’had Al-Yusra, Tarim, Hadramawt, Yemen, an institution specialising in teaching the Noble Qur’an, the Islamic Sciences, and the Arabic Language.

Habib Ali Bakr also travels extensively within the Arab world to: Saudi Arabia; Oman; Egypt; and Syria, and East Asia to: Singapore; Malaysia; Indonesia; Brunei; Thailand; China and Hong Kong calling the people of these lands to Allah, promoting unity amongst Muslims, and spreading goodness in each of these lands.

Majlis Al-Muwasolah wishes Habib Ali Bakr success in his da’wah efforts.

Habib Umar’s Address for Rabi’ul Awwal 1437H

2015-12-23 18.20.49The following is a paraphrased extract of Sayyidil Habib Umar bin Hafiz’s Monthly Letter for Rabi’ul Awwal 1437H.

It is of utmost importance that we understand how to establish our lives upon the Prophetic Path, emulating the one who is being remembered this month, the master of the people of this world and the hereafter: Rasulullah ﷺ.

Many from this ummah are in situations of despair, living in places where the (correct) picture of Islam is distorted such that non-Muslims are prevented from understanding and embracing Islam. Our role is to partake in the very foundations of Prophethood and it is incumbent upon us to establish ourselves upon the reality of Islam. This requires us to display the best of Islam and leave all types of rivalrous activities e.g. competing between (Muslim) groups and raising one’s self (above others).

The Muslim should establish healthy relations with everyone in society and endear himself to his neighbours, and the people he interacts with at work to address the insults and slanders made towards Islam. His outward appearance, his speech, his bodily movements, the way he interacts with others, his mannerisms, and his good character should invalidate the accusations hurled by the enemies of Islam – what is seen in Muslims will not reflect what is being portrayed about Islam (in the media). Regardless, efforts to distort Islam will continue, but Allah Himself is All Protecting (of it) as is mentioned in Surah as-Saf verse 8:

يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّهُ مُتِمٌّ نُورَه

Meaning: They intend to extinguish the Light of Allah with their mouths. But Allah will bring His Light to perfection.

and in Surah at-Taubah verse 32:

يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّهُ إِلَّا أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ

Meaning: They intend to extinguish Allah’s light with their mouths, but Allah will not allow but that His light should be perfected.

Muslims are advised to not provoke others, or give others an opportunity to act insolently and aggressively against Islam. They should be excellent representatives of the religion, ignoring the attacks made by the media whilst staying focused on what Allah commands them to be engaged in. They should avoid getting involved in disputations for it is a door to misguidance.

There is a clear prohibition of disputations in the Quran except in the best way. However, we have to know what the “best way” is so that we can preoccupy ourselves, not merely with establishing the truth, but rather with establishing the truth in the way which is most beloved to Allah and His Messenger ﷺ. It is from the wisdoms (of being faced with hardships) that one becomes humbled to Allah, and one’s heart becomes protected from being hardened and deceived by the devil’s “decorations”. So do preoccupy yourself in seeking Allah’s pleasure.

Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to safeguard our manners (adab) towards Allah by doing deeds which heighten our love for Him like servitude towards one’s parents, fostering bonds of kinship, educating the young, being well-mannered with family members, helping those in need, and increasing one’s knowledge in the sacred sciences. These pursuits will reap inward and outward benefits, and align us with (more lofty) concerns, and strengthen our bond with Allah and His Messenger ﷺ.

Sayyidil Habib’s full “Monthly Letter” in Arabic:

http://alhabibomar.com/MonthlyLetter.aspx?SectionID=4&RefID=356

Amanat Sayyidil Habib Umar bin Hafiz Sempena Bulan Mawlid

2015-12-23 18.20.49RINGKASAN DARI AMANAT SAYYIDIL HABIB UMAR BIN HAFIZ SEMPENA BULAN MAWLID NABI  1437H ﷺ
 

Matlamat yang terpenting bagi kita (ummat Islam) ialah memahami bagaimana hendak mendirikan kehidupan kita atas Manhaj Nubuwah (Perjalanan Kenabian) lantas menjadikan kehidupan ini seperti insan yang diingati pada bulan ini iaitu penghulu sekalian warga dunia dan akhirat: Rasulullah .

Ramai dari kalangan ummat ini hidup dalam keadaan huru-hara di mana tanggapan masyarakat terhadap agama Islam telah dipesongkan sekaligus menjadi penghalang bagi mereka yang bukan Islam untuk memahami dan memeluk agama Islam. Oleh itu, tugas kita sekarang ialah untuk kembali mengasaskan diri kita atas hakikat Islam. Bagi mencapai matlamat tersebut, kita perlu menterjemahkan Islam dengan terjemahan yang terbaik, dan meninggalkan segala persaingan sesama kita, ketaksuban dan meninggi-ninggikan diri (melebihi yang lain).

Seorang Muslim perlu berusaha untuk memperbaiki hubungannya dengan setiap lapisan masyarakat termasuk jiran tetangga dan teman sepejabat di dalam rangka menjawab segala cacian dan tohmahan terhadap agama Islam. Dengan usaha membaiki akhlak secara menyeluruh, akan tertolak segala tuduhan para musuh Islam disebabkan tuduhan mereka berbeza dengan akhlak mulia seorang Muslim yang dikenali masyarakat umum. Mereka yang memusuhi Islam akan tetap berusaha memadamkan cahaya Allah dengan kata-kata mereka namun Allah sediri Maha Memelihara akan cahayaNya sebagaimana yang termaktub dalam Surah as-Saf ayat 8:
 
يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّهُ مُتِمٌّ نُورَه
 
Maksud: Mereka sentiasa berusaha hendak memadamkan cahaya Allah (agama Islam) dengan mulut mereka, sedang Allah tetap menyempurnakan cahayaNya.
 
dan surah at-Taubah ayat 32:
 
يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّهُ إِلَّا أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ
 
Maksud: Mereka hendak memadamkan cahaya Allah (agama Islam) dengan mulut mereka, sedang Allah tidak menghendaki melainkan menyempurnakan cahayaNya.
 
Seorang Muslim diingatkan agar tidak menyinggung orang lain, memberikan kesempatan untuk orang lain bertindak biadab dan kasar terhadap Islam. Seorang Muslim sepatutnya menjadi duta agama yang cemerlang dengan tidak menghiraukan serangan oleh pihak media di samping memberikan tumpuan terhadap perkara-perkara yang dituntut oleh Allah. Mereka sepatutnya mengelakkan diri daripada saling berdebat kerana ini merupakan pintu kepada kesesatan.
 
Terdapat larangan yang jelas dalam beberapa ayat Al Qur’an untuk berdebat kecuali dengan cara yang terbaik. Hendaklah kita mengetahui apakah cara yang terbaik itu agar kita dapat menyibukkan diri kita – bukan semata-mata untuk menegakkan kebenaran – tetapi juga dengan jalan yang diredhai Allah. Allah swt menyukai kita menyibukkan diri dengan beribadah kepadanya seperti penyucian hati dan tadabbur ayat-ayat suci Al Qur’an. Antara hikmah yang terbesar tentang kesusahan dan ujian yang datang adalah agar hamba itu tunduk merendah diri dan merasa kecil di hadapan Allah, kerana kalau tidak begitu nescaya hati akan menjadi keras dan terpedaya dengan hiasan syaitan. Maka sibukkanlah diri sesuai dengan keredhaan Allah.
 
Oleh kerana itu, kita wajib menjaga adab dengan Allah dengan melaksanakan perkara yang mendatangkan kecintaan Allah seperti berbakti kepada ibu bapa, menghubungkan silaturrahim, mendidik anak-anak, menyantuni tetangga, membantu mereka yang memerlukan dan menambah pengetahuan dalam ilmu syariat. Semua ini mendatangkan keredhaan Allah kerana manfaat zahir dan batin yang diperolehi sekelian hamba Allah daripa usaha-usaha tersebut. Semua usaha ini semestinya berpaksikan kemahuan untuk menjalinan ikatan dengan Allah dan RasulNya dan bukan tujuan yang selainnya.
 
Amanat Sayyidil Habib dalam Bahasa Arab:

Profile: Ustaz Amin Buxton

Buxton Da'wah - ZoomUstaz Amin Buxton hails from the United Kingdom. He converted to Islam in 1999 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the famed School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), London, in 2003. Thereafter, Ustaz Amin enrolled at the prestigious Darul Mustafa Institute of Islamic Sciences, Tarim, Hadramawt, studying the sacred sciences at the feet of the scholars of Tarim. Today, Ustaz Amin continues to study at Darul Mustafa whilst carrying out teaching and translation duties at the same institution. Ustaz Amin also performs live Arabic-English translations of Sayyidil Habib Umar bin Hafiz’s speeches at various events, and has travelled to across Europe to teach Islam, both as a daiy (caller) in his own right, and as a translator for the likes of Habib Umar bin Hafiz, Habib Kazim As-Seggaf, and others.

Ustaz Amin is the main administrator and writer at Muwasala.org which functions as, amongst other things, an English-language da’wah (missionary) platform in the manhaj (methodology) of the School of Hadramawt.

He has translated several classical and contemporary Islamic literature into English including Qutbul-Irshad Imam Al-Haddad’s poem “If You Wish For Felicity”, and Shaykh Umar bin Hussein al-Khatib’s “Prophetic Guidance”. He is also author of “Imams of the Valley”.

Majlis Al-Muwasolah Singapura wishes Ustaz Amin Buxton every success in his da’wah efforts.

Profile: Sayyidi Al-Habīb Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafiz

Sayyidil HabibHis Birth and Lineage

He is the caller to Allah, the erudite scholar, al-Habib Umar the son of Muhammad, bin Salim, bin Hafiz, bin Abdullah, bin Abu Bakr, bin Aidarus, bin Umar, bin Aidarus, bin Umar, bin Abu Bakr, bin Aidarus, bin Husain, bin Shaykh Abu Bakr, bin Salim, bin Abdullah, bin Abdul-Rahman, bin Abdullah, bin al-Shaykh Abdul-Rahman al-Saqqaf, bin Muhammad Mawla al-Dawilah, bin Ali, bin Alawi, bin Al-Faqih al-Muqaddam Muhammad, bin Ali, bin Muhammad Sahib al-Mirbat, bin Ali, bin Alawi, bin Muhammad Sahib al-Sawma’a, bin Alawi, bin Ubaydullah, bin al-Imam al-Muhajir il-Allah (the Migrant to Allah) Ahmad, bin Isa, bin Muhammad al-Naqib, bin Ali al-Uraydi, bin Ja’far as-Sadiq, bin Muhammad al-Baqir, bin Ali Zain al-Abidin, bin Husain as-Sibt, bin Ali, bin Abu Talib and Fatima al-Zahra, the daughter of our Liegelord, Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets (Peace and blessings be upon him).

He was born in Tarim, Hadramaut in the Republic of Yemen, prior to Fajr on Monday, the 4th of Muharram, 1383 AH, which corresponds to the 27th of May, 1963. He grew up in Tarim. He memorized the Magnificent Quran and was reared in a pious fashion, in the care of his father, in an environment of knowledge, faith and virtuous character.

His Study of the Islamic Sciences

From an early age he studied the sciences of the pure Sacred Law including: the Qur’an, Prophetic Tradition (Hadith), Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Creed (Tawhid), foundations of Sacred Law (Usul al-Fiqh), the various disciplines of the Arabic language, and the knowledge of Spiritual travel from the scholars of Hadramaut. Among the greatest of them was his father, al-Habib Muhammad bin Salim, the Mufti of Tarim, as well as virtuous, gnostic scholars such as: al-Habib Muhammad bin Alawi bin Shihab al-Din, al-Habib Ahmad bin Ali Ibn al-Shaykh Abu Bakr, al-Habib Abdullah bin Shaykh al-Aidarus, the historian and eminent scholar, al-Habib Abdullah bin Hasan Bil-Faqih, the historian and linguist, al-Habib Umar bin Alawi al-Kaf, al-Habib Ahmad bin Hasan al-Haddad, Habib Umar’s older brother, Habib Ali al-Mashhur, al-Habib Salim bin Abdullah al-Shatiri, the Shaykh and Mufti Fadl bin Abdul-Rahman Ba Fadl, and Shaykh Tawfiq Aman. He began to teach and invite to Allah when he was 15 years old, while continuing to study and receive lessons.

His Migration to al-Bayda

When the situation became difficult due to the Communist Regime that existed in South Yemen at that time, Habib Umar migrated to the city of al-Bayda in North Yemen (not under Communist government), at the beginning of Safar 1402 AH (December 1981). There he persevered in study and invitation to Allah. He resided in the Ribat of al-Bayda and took knowledge from the Imam, the Gnostic, al-Habib Muhammad bin Abdullah al-Haddar and the erudite scholar al-Habib Zain bin Ibrahim Bin Sumayt. He was avid in establishing lessons and assemblies of knowledge. He would often travel in order to call to Allah in the various localities of al-Bayda, al-Hudaydah and Ta`izz. He used to frequently visit Ta`izz in order to take knowledge from the erudite scholar, the Hadith narrator al-Habib Ibrahim bin Umar bin Aqil.

His Repeated Visits to the two Noble Sacred Precincts of Mecca and Medina

He began to frequent the two Sacred Precincts from the month of Rajab 1402 AH (April 1982) onwards. There he learned from the Imam, the Gnostic, the Caller to Allah, al-Habib Abdul-Qadir bin Ahmad Al-Saqqaf and the Gnostic, the Caller to Allah, al-Habib Ahmad Mashhur bin Tahir al-Haddad, and the Gnostic, the erudite scholar, al-Habib Abu Bakr al-Attas bin Abdullah al-Habshi. He took license to narrate from the chains of transmission in Hadith and in other sciences from the narrator of connected chains, Shaykh Muhammad Yasin al-Faddani and the erudite scholar, the conveyer of Hadith of the two Sanctuaries, the noble descendant of the Prophet, Muhammad bin Alawi al-Maliki, as well as other scholars.

His Move to the City of Al-Shihr

In the year 1413 AH (1992), he moved to the city of al-Shihr, in the province of Hadramaut where he taught in the Ribat of al-Shihr for Islamic Studies, following its reopening after having been dispossessed during the Communist Regime. He resided there for a period of time, summoning to Allah and teaching. Many students from various regions of Yemen and parts of South- East Asia sought knowledge from him. He lived, prior to his move to al-Shihr, for a period of approximately a year and a half in the Sultanate of Oman, inviting to Allah, teaching, and reminding people about the way of al-Mustafa (peace and blessings be upon him).

His Move to the City of Tarim

He then moved from al-Shihr toTarim, where he settled and received a number of students from various parts of the world. Dar al-Mustafa for Traditional Islamic Studies was founded in 1414 AH (1994). It is based on three objectives: the first being learning the sciences of the Sacred Law and related sciences from those who are apt to impart them with connected chains of transmission; the second purifying the soul and refining one’s character and the third conveying beneficial knowledge and calling to Allah, Mighty and Majestic. The official opening of the Dar al-Mustafa site took place on Tuesday, the 29th of Dhu’l-Hijjah, 1417 AH, corresponding to the 6th of May, 1997. Students and visitors continue to flock to it from all around the world. Graduates of Dar al-Mustafa have opened numerous centers of learning and invitation to Allah in a number of countries.

Habib Umar has an intense concern to raise religious consciousness in the City of Tarim. He has established many gatherings, the most important of which is the weekly Monday gathering, which is conducted in the town square of Tarim and is attended by hundreds of the city’s inhabitants. He also has made countless visits to the various regions of Yemen and has conducted many lectures in Yemeni universities, institutes and organisations.

His Travels

Habib Umar has made numerous journeys summoning to Allah and spreading knowledge of the Sacred Law to various lands, including the Gulf States, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Sudan, Mali, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, the Comoros Islands, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Spain. He has connected to the chains of transmission of the scholars of these regions. He has also participated in many Islamic conferences.

His Writings and Publications

Habib Umar has many audio and visual publications as well as writings. Among his works are (the books which have been translated into English are underlined, others are in the process of being translated):

  • Two collections of hadith: Selections from Shifa al-Saqim (al-Mukhtar min Shifa al-Saqim) and The Light of Faith From the Speech of the Beloved of al-Rahman(Nur al-Iman min Kalam Habib al-Rahman)
  • Aid to Those Seeking the Pleasure of the Creator Through the Clarification of Noble Character (Is’af Talibi Rida al-Khallaq bi Bayan MaKaram al-Akhlaq)
  • Advice to Students (Tawjihat al-Tullab)
  • Our Traits (Khuluquna)
  • Forthpourings of Favor from the Mercy of the Giver of Favors (Fa’idat al-mann min Rahamat Wahhab al-Minan)
  • Directing the Intelligent to the Contentment of the Beneficent (Tawjih al-Nabih li-Mardat Barih)
  • The Glorious Treasure (al-Dhakira al-Musharrafa)
  • The Summary of Prophetic Aid, a book of invocations (Khuslasa al-Maddad al-Nabawi fil-Adhkar)
  • Two mawlids, celebrating the life of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him): The Shimmering Light Mentioning the Birth of the Interceding Prophet (al-Diya al-Lami’ fi Dhikr Mawlid al-Nabi al-Shafi’) and The Pure Drink Mentioning the Life of the Fullest of Moons (al-Sharab al-Tuhur fi Dhikri Sirati Badri al-Budur)
  • The Forthpouring of Spiritual Aid, a Compellation of Sermons (Fayd al-Imdad)
  • The Preacher’s Refinement (Thaqafat al- Khatib)
  • A collection of poetry

Habib Umar has also conducted many programs to raise religious consciousness as well as numerous lessons and interviews on a number of satellite channels. He continues to teach, call to Allah, and expend his utmost in doing so. May Allah give him His enabling Grace, pardon him, give him His gentleness, and accept from him his endeavours, and likewise all Muslims.

Extracted and adapted from: http://www.alhabibomar.com

Selected Q&As from “Finding a Path – Do I Need a Shaykh?” – A Youth Talk with Shaykh Umar bin Hussein al-Khatib

Event Pic - SimplyIslamQuestions [1.39]: What are the Qualities of a Spiritual Guiding Shaykh or Murshid (someone who can guide one to Allah)? And should one’s teacher be of a certain minimum age before one can take knowledge from him?

Answer: Firstly, the Spiritual Guiding Shaykh must be someone whom one’s own spirituality is connected to his spirituality and you find an attraction to his spirituality. On this point, Sayyidina Ali said, “There are signs of hearts being connected with another heart” and that this means that such attraction does not require explicit, detailed proofs. One will know one’s Guiding Shaykh by one’s own attraction to him. Secondly, the Guiding Shaykh must be equipped with valid knowledge of the Islamic Sciences and the attributes of the people of piety. This is a summary of the characteristics of a Spiritual Guiding Shaykh.

On the issue of the minimum age of a teacher, the ulama’ say that a Shaykh is someone who has reached the level of the people of goodness but they disagree on what the minimum age a Shaykh is.  Some of the people of Hadith mention that one may take knowledge from a child who is at least 4 years old, with strong memorization.

Question [1.12]: How do we know we are learning from the scholars of Ahlu as-Sunnah when there are so many “Youtube Muftis” and “Youtube Shaykhs”?

There are signs of a true scholar. The first sign is that he respects previous scholars. Every scholar who belittles someone before him is not a true scholar. The Prophet had said, “Learn knowledge and take it in a dignified manner and be humble towards those you take knowledge from”. If someone sits on a seat of teaching and he belittles others then he is not a scholar, regardless of his level of learning.

The second sign is that he respects other living scholars. Every scholar who brings you to the insult of another is not a scholar. If one shows signs of hate towards other Muslims, he is not a scholar. What is worse is when he says the blood of another is halal. These are signs of one who is not a scholar.

The third sign is that we can verify that he took knowledge from the scholars who come before him. We should know who the scholar’s teachers are e.g. where he studied and who were his teachers etc. If I were a doctor and I opened a specialist clinic specialising in the treatment of eye and nose illnesses, would you not ask where I took knowledge from? And would you come to me to seek treatment in other matters when I am a specialist in those areas? There was a man who lived in the time of the Abbasids who claimed prophethood and the judge asked him, “Are you a Nabi?” and he replied, “Yes.” So the judge ordered him to perform a mu’jizat (miracle) to prove his prophethood for every prophet has a mu’jizat. So he said, “I can make people dead people come alive. Kill your minister and I will show you (pointing to something they would not have done and hence he would not be able to prove)”. The point here is that not everyone who says who he is, is who he says he is. He must have signs showing that he is what or who he says he is.

Question [1:19]: There are many videos covering the subjects of Fiqh, Tafsir and other Islamic sciences delivered by known ulama’ (scholars) of from Ahlu as-Sunnah like Habib Umar bin Hafiz and Shaykh Muhammad Sa’id bin Ramadhan Al-Bouti. Is it acceptable to learn from them by watching their videos and can we call ourselves students of Habib Umar or Shaykh Al-Bouti because we acquired knowledge from them through these videos?

Answer: There is no problem in learning through these videos – the videos of Habib Umar or Shaykh al-Bouti or Habib Ali Al-Jifri and the like – where we know that these are trustworthy scholars. But can we count ourselves from their tolabat (students) when we do so? We should instead call ourselves mustafideen minhum (people who have taken benefit from them) because one can only say that one is from their tolabat if one took knowledge from them in the proper way. Further to this, to mitigate this lack of proper transmission, the mustafideen should at least check the knowledge acquired through videos and recordings etc. with someone who has learned directly from the ulama’ in the videos. How else would one know if what one had understood the lessons properly? In fact, this (checking knowledge acquired with other tolabat) is something that should be done not just by those who acquire knowledge through watching videos. It is applicable even to students who study face-to-face with the teacher as some do end up with a different understanding from the teacher’s.

This event was held at SimplyIslam @ Madrasah al-Khairiah, Still Road, Singapore on 12 June 2015. Click here to watch the full lecture.

The Passing of Hababah Zahra bint `Abdullah al-Haddar (may Allah have mercy on her)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the blessed mother of the Mufti of Tarim, Habib `Ali al-Masyhur bin Hafiz, and Ad-dai ilaAllah Sayyidil-Habib Umar bin Hafiz, Hababah Zahra bint `Abdullah al-Haddar.

Habib Umar (right) with Habib Ali Masyhur (left)

Habib Umar (right) with Habib Ali Masyhur (left)

When her husband, Habib Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafiz, was abducted and martyred, she showed great steadfastness and gave her children the best upbringing. Her oldest son is Habib `Ali al-Masyhur and her youngest son is Habib `Umar. She also leaves behind her others sons: Habib `Attas, Sayyid Salim, Sayyid `Abdullah and three daughters.

She passed away at the age of nearly 96 after a life spent in worship and service. She was known for her uprightness, taqwa, fear of Allah and humility. She was constantly engaged in the remembrance of Allah. Her nights were spent standing in prayer and her days were spent fasting. She would give abundant charity in private.

May Allah pour His mercy upon her, raise her to the highest of stations and make her grave one of the gardens of Paradise. May He bless her children and loved ones with steadfastness.

Extracted from: http://muwasala.org/the-passing-of-hababah-zahra-bint-abdullah-al-haddar-may-allah-have-mercy-on-her/

Islam and Youth Issues (Lesson 5) explained by Sayyidi al-Habib Umar bin Hafiz

10350534_10202445730659147_1946666021291553777_nThe following is a summary from Lesson 5 of the book, Islam and Youth Issues, written by Shaykh Muhammad Sa’id Ramadhan Al-Bouthi (rahimahullah) explained by Al-Habīb Umar Bin Hafidz. (Hafizhahullah) containing answers to some questions.

  1. Secularism was designed to separate religion from life. The original secularists do not believe in the existence of deities, in the afterlife, nor in (Divinely appointed) messengers etc. As for those who adopt Secularism among Muslims, they consider religion as an independent and personal/private affair and (adopt) secularism in the other aspects of life.
  2. Capitalism is built upon private ownership and its opposite is Communism. Capitalism was in the north of Yemen while Communism was in the south. The Islamic System is considered the moderate solution (الحل الاوسط) between the stringency of Capitalism and the stringency of Communism.
  3. The secularist does not believe neither in religion nor in the unseen, except that which his mind, knowledge, and opinion require. Religion is separated from daily life (and they are made mutually exclusive of each other).
  4. Capitalism and Communism are two bankrupt systems in danger of total collapse.
  5. From amongst the signs and characteristics by which we recognise the people of truth are:
  • They are the largest group, as mentioned in the hadith of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم
  • Amongst them are the righteous Ahl Al-Bait and the scholars from amongst them
  • Their holding fast to the chain of transmission all the way back to the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم
  • Their methodology casts in your heart humility, modesty and compassion for Muslims

Practical measures to take when one finds in himself internal conflict:

  • Sincerely seeking refuge in Allāh Exalted is He
  • Attaching the intellect and heart to the Noble Quran
  • To connect with the people of sanad (chain of transmission)

خلاصة للدرس الخامس من كتاب الإسلام ومشكلات الشباب للشيخ محمد سعيد بن رمضان البوطي رحمه الله
:شرح الحبيب عمر بن حفيظ حفظه الله ، وتضمن الإجابة على بعض التساؤلات

١ العلمانية أنشئت لفصل الدين عن الحياة، فالعلمانيون الأصل لا يؤمنون بوجود آلهة ولا آخرة ولا رسل … الخ , وأما العلمانية عند من أخذها من المسلمين فهم يعتبرون الدين أمراً شخصياً مستقلاً والعلمانية في باقي شؤون الحياة

٢ الرأسمالية قامت على الانفراد بالملكية ويقابلها الاشتراكية وقد كانت الرأسمالية في شمال اليمن والاشتراكية في جنوب اليمن يعتبر النظام الإسلامي هو الحل الأوسط بين تشدد الاشتراكية وتشدد الرأسمالية

٣ العلماني لا يؤمن بدين أو غيب إلا بما يقتضي عقله وعلمه ورأيه , فصل الدين عن الحياة – وأن الدين شيء آخر وليس له دخل بالحياة

٤ نظام الرأسمالية والاشتراكية نظامان مفلسان ومهددان بانهيار كامل

:٥ من العلامات والمميزات التي نعرف بها منهج أهل الحق

أنهم السواد الأعظم المذكور في الحديث عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم –
وان فيهم صلحاء أهل البيت وعلمائهم –
ارتباطهم بالسند المتصل إلى النبي صلى الله عليه واله وصحبه وسلم –
المنهج الذي يقذف في قلبك الخشوع والتواضع والرحمة للمسلمين –

:العلاجات العملية عندما يجد الشخص في نفسه الصراع النفسي:
صدق اللجأ إلى الله سبحانه وتعالى –
الربط العقلي والقلبي بالقرآن الكريم –
الرفقة الصالحة –
الاتصال بأهل السند –

:للاستماع إلى الدرس كاملا
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Fiqh At-Tahawwulāt

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.

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Cover of “Extract from the Minor Sample”

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe_zCFqzn2k

Seminar “Fiqh At-Tahawwulāt” video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBhNOIrtLQU

“Fiqh At-Tahawwulāt” Sesi 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuQFiGlH3hg

“Fiqh At-Tahawwulāt” Sesi 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0MnEdGI7GQ

Singapore Programmes by The Muslim Thinker, Al-Habib Abu Bakr bin Ali Al-Masyhur – 30 May to 1 Jun 2015

Singapore will be blessed, for the first time, by the presence of The Muslim Thinker Dr Al-Allamah, Al-Habib Abu Bakr Al-Adni bin Ali Al-Masyhur, Director & Supervisor of Islamic Educational Ribats, from 30 May 2015 to 1 June 2015. See posters below for details:

English (general):
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English (MUIS talk with Shaykh Ahmad Sa’ad):

muis talk

Malay (umum):

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