Warsh Tajwῑd

Below is a link to a pdf of a small publication about basic tajweed of the Riwayah of Imam Warsh, translated from the Spanish of the original Arabic which is indexed at the end of the official Algerian Mushaf. It is meant as a useful reference and should be used in conjunction with the instruction from a Hafidh of Qur’an. However it does open up many of those unfamiliar signs and conventions difficult for non-Arab speakers and indeed non-literate Warsh readers. The Arabic is in the Maghribi tradition and therefore some of the diacritic points vary, i.e. one dot above the letter for a ‘Qaf” and one dot below for a ‘Fa’.

Algerian Tajweed A5 single

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Dalā’il Khayrāt – Jumu’ah

The Tomb of Shaykh Muhammad al-Jazuli

Below are two pdf links of the Jumu’ah portion of the Dala’il al-Khayrat in Arabic and English produced in Norwich and an mp3 of the same portion as regularly done in Marrakesh at the tomb of its author, Shaykh al-Jazuli, may Allah reward him for this great gift.

FridayDalailArabic
FridayDalailEnglish
http://www.mediafire.com/file/gml2qhh5yeipgrl/Dalail%20Friday.mp3

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A Look at Suratu ‘l-Waqi’āh

This is a recording of two sessions of a class that looked at the commentary of Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi on the surah ‘al-Waqi’ah’ in Durban earlier this year.

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Please click on the link below for the download of 45Mb mp3 (Session 1 – 1 hour long)

http://www.mediafire.com/?h6nyxe5l8s51afa

Please click on the link below for the download of 22Mb mp3 (Session 2 – 20mins)

http://www.mediafire.com/?1ybd8n2m1786i82

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Allah is enough for us and the best Guardian

Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib says in his Qasidah of commentary on his Wird, “The Majestic Truth has promised the dhakir who recites it that he will have what he needs, not limited to any state,” and “In our time its invocation takes precedence over Ahzab  of Qur’an or Wadhifahs.”

What he is talking about is the repetition of Allah’s words, “Hasbunallahu wa ni’ma ‘l-Wakeel,” (Allah is enough for us and the best Guardian). He further elucidates on it merits for sayyidina Ibrahim in protecting him from the fire that he was thrown into and that our Messenger was given everything through it. Continue reading “Allah is enough for us and the best Guardian”

Khutbah – Ramadan Mercy

FIRST KHUTBAH 1st December 2000

 

بَعْد أعوذ بالله من الشّيطان الرّجيم

وَرَحْمَتِي وَسِعَتْ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ –  فَسَأَكْتُبُهَا لِلَّذِينَ يَتَّقُونَ وَيُوتُونَ الزَّكَواةَ وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ بِأَيَاتِنَا يُومِنُونَ

My mercy extends to all things

but I will prescribe it for those who have taqwa

and pay the Zakah,

and those who believe in Our Signs:

 

When Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, mentions that His mercy extends to everything, it indicates that nothing exists except by the Mercy of Allah. This is an undifferentiated mercy that is necessary for anything to exist and survive. Existence itself is a mercy.

If we remember that Allah told us that when He desired to create the universe He took a portion of His light and said to it, “Be Muhammad”, and also that He sent him, sallallahu alayhi wa sallim, only as a mercy to all the worlds, we can see that mercy is the very fabric of our existence and Allah’s will.

The first thing a child does as it emerges from the womb, before it cries is breathe. This first sustaining breath comes with the gift of life and is quickly followed by others until the last one heralds our entry into the next world. It is the gift which makes all else possible, and the one we can least do without while in this world. Continue reading “Khutbah – Ramadan Mercy”

Durban Wird Class

This is a downloadable mp3 file of a class given in Durban before Ramadan 2009. It goes through the wird line by line pointing out the correct manner of saying the dhikrs contained therein. There is also a clarification of the Salatul Mashsih at the end.

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download the file of about 53mb and an hour long.

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Darqawi Dhikr Overview

The following is a downloadable mp3 talk given before Ramadan in 2009 during a visit to Durban, South Africa. It was meant to give an overview of the dhikr that can be done on a daily basis by the fuqara of Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi. Anyone who has given bay’a to an amir under the Shaykh has the authority to do these dhikrs. All is in the realm of the ‘Nawafil’ or voluntary and is aimed at the individual faqir or faqirah and gatherings of the fuqara.

Please click on link below:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/vunmp175959kixn/Durban Dhikr overview edited.mp3

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THE IMARAT

A Core Element Within The Madinan Model of Islam

Abdullah Luongo     Cape Town, South Africa

In 1331 during the dynamic rule of the Khalifah Orhan Ghazi the town of Iznik, which had been part of the Byzantine Empire until it was captured by his father Osman Ghazi in 1302, became the new Muslim capital.  It was in Iznik that we see the first Imarat established by the Khalifah.  Significantly, a second Imarat was later built in the same city, this time by Nilufer Hatun, the wife of Orhan Gazi, setting an important precedent that continued with other great women in Islam. Continue reading “THE IMARAT”