Allah has gathered us all together in this blessed Jumu’ah mosque, in this blessed city of the mountain, sea and awliya, to honour the blessed life of sayyidina Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi, may Allah have mercy on him, as was fore-ordained before anything came into existence. Each person is here because He, subhanahu wa ta’ala, decreed that it should happen; it is His will and for His purpose.
Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, has made clear to mankind that He wants us to know Him in His Mercy and Majesty, and to that end He brought forth creation, which was firstly recorded in a book, from beginning to end. Nothing and no one outsteps what Allah wants, either in time or place, whether sun, sand particle, animal, jinn or human being.
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”
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. Continue reading “The Influence of Moroccan Tasawwuf in Africa”
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.
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.
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.
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.