A Different Time

The ocean of filth

Now surrounding, engulfing earth’s shore

Lies clinging, smothering like a belt of oil

Yet now I discern

A sweet, melodious note,

As the first birds of morn

And the gentle breath of new life

Heralding another day.


Dearest do not fret

For what seems lost, broken

To our eyes, before us and behind,

Is fecund humus hiding its issue

Of good news bursting through warning;

Certainty, peace, balm for the heart

And we the gardeners, expectant of green

That will colour the dark mud of winter’s death


Knowledge – the Meaning of Man

In this time, if men want to know, they must set out in search of men who live to know, and who have freed themselves from the crushing a-culturisation process that makes the product of our universities such zombie-like historical products. Such men are not part of the problem nor are they part of the solution. For it is the current dialectic that is the tyranny of modern society. It is the method itself of this culture that is its madness. Here is another way, and in it man is not endangered – he is liberated and that means life for all those around him. Just as knowledge is not to be found in either social upheaval or in stasis, just as it is not to be found either in esotericism and experimental groups or in power structures, so the seeker must break out of his cultural mould and recognise that knowledge is the property of the poor. If poverty were eliminated, knowledge would be eliminated. It is the only clue we can leave in writing. The way of poverty is the way of knowledge. We write it on the cave wall. We write it on your heart.

From the poor slave, the helpless, the needy,

Abdalqadir as-Sufi.


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


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.



Financial Crisis Fiqh Conference

11th Fiqh Conference Cape Town 2008

Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi, Umar Pasha Vadillo,

Dr. Habib Dahinden


The Collapse of the Monetarist Society

I, II, and III – Internet Articles

Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi


Please click on the pdf below and the next screen

Financial system talks