The Muslim and the Mosque

The Muslim and the Mosque
15th Anniversary of the Granada Mosque Celebration
Conference Talk
Saturday, 7th July 2018

The Muslim and the mosque. A man and a building. A man who submits to his Creator and a building where he submits. The primary act of the Muslim, and therefore the human being, is to prostrate to his Lord. It is the time and position when man is closest to the Merciful and his own reality. Among men there are those who accept this and those who reject it. Both reside in the same world, but in a very different manner. The Muslim has a book and an example and strives to live his life according to both, which are in fact one. The kafir, the one who puts a layer between himself and the truth, thinks he knows better, or rather does not want to follow the available guidance, preferring his own opinion. Naturally, there is a bit of both in each, but generally submission or rebellion predominates one or the other. Allah tests each with the other; the Muslim’s Iman and the kafir’s rejection. Continue reading “The Muslim and the Mosque”

The Influence of Moroccan Tasawwuf in Africa

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Kela’at Mguna, Tinghir, Morocco

Saturday, 29th April 2017

I have been honoured by our Shaykh Mawlay Murtada al-Bumashuli to talk to you today about the influence of Tasawwuf orginating in Morocco on other parts of Africa, and while I do not feel able to fulfill the task and my knowledge is limited, for the murid the Shaykh knows better, and I ask Allah to bring to my heart and intellect what will fulfil his intention and my obligation.
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Root Islamic Education – the Preface

Norwich class in March 2016 – a look at the preface of Root Islamic Education

A recording of a class for the students of the Muslim Faculty of Islamic Sciences for the revision of ‘Root Islamic Education’ from its second edition published by Madinah Press of the talks delivered by Dr. Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi in San Antonio, Texas, USA in 1982.

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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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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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.

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الإسراء والمعراج – al-Isra’ wa’l-Mi’raj – Durban, South Africa, 17th July 2010

What inspired this gathering tonight was the desire to commemorate the night that the Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallim, was taken by Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, upon the back of the white Buraq to the Masjid al-Aqsa in al-Quds and from there He, subhanahu wa ta’ala, raised His slave to Himself through the seven heavens to His presence.

In the presence of Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, he was welcomed, shown what was to be seen and given all he could desire. Continue reading “الإسراء والمعراج – al-Isra’ wa’l-Mi’raj – Durban, South Africa, 17th July 2010”

Himmah – Gaborone, G West Mosque 9th September 2008

Himmah is aspiration, but a particular aspiration as all men and women have aspiration, even if it is to destroy themselves.

This aspiration, called Himmah in Arabic, is a desire that relates to Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, and his Rasul, sallallahu alayhi wa salim. It is the purification of the desires that all men have from all that is other than Allah.

Himmah is inextricably linked to movement. Allah’s creation is dynamic; it is always in motion; everything exists by energy, even the solid mountains and down to the smallest atom and its constituents. Himmah is what connects the intelligent being in the universe, which is man, to the movement of the cosmos as designed and decreed by its Creator. As we said all men have aspiration and likewise all men are in motion but Allah makes a distinction when talking about mankind in surat al-Insan; Continue reading “Himmah – Gaborone, G West Mosque 9th September 2008”