Diwans of the Darqawa

This is a pdf of the English translation of the Diwans of the Darqawi Shaykhs, Muhammad ibn al-Habib, Muhammad al-Fayturi, Muhammad al-Harraq and Mustafa al-‘Alawi, may Allah bless them all and grant us benefit by their work.

This is placed here as a resource for the Fuqara, in response to requests for the English translations of these greats men’s songs. As far as I know this is very hard to find and is out of print and is the only copy I have.

Please click on the link below and then on the first instance of its repetition on the succeeding page:

Diwans of the Darqawa

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The Intercessor

الشّفيع

Ash-Shafi’u

The existence of intercession by the intercessor is essential to the Muslim. Intercession is a gift from Allah to both His Prophet and the Prophet’s ummah or people.

It is a gift to the Rasul, sallallahu alayhi wa sallim, because of his love for his people and a gift to them because of their need and the inherent weakness of humanity. Continue reading “The Intercessor”

Shaykh Murtada’s 3rd Qasidah Arabic/English – typeset

Thanks to: Shaykh Mawlay Murtada for his permission and checking the typesetting and to Hajj Abdassamad Clarke for the typesetting.

Note: The closest tunes that I can find in the Diwan of Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib are; ‘Kana li wahmun’, ‘Ya man yurid hadratal ‘iyani’, ‘Ruhi tuhadithuni’. Any other suggestions for tunes you have, please let us know. 

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The Strength of the Shaykh – Shaykh Mawlay Murtada – Arabic/English

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The Strength of the Shaykh

 

a Qasida on Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi

 

by Shaykh Mawlay Murtada al-Basri

Oh you who desire to know where the truth is

Look upon the Shaykh’s forehead, that is what you will see.

A light which shines over all mankind by his secret

Nourishing the Fuqara in the inward and outward.

If you are absent for years and then return to him

You will find time has not changed him nor bent his back.

You see him in this Mawsim – it only increased him

In courage, manliness and strength.

Time swore it would bring around another like him –

Time has not been true to its word.

By Allah, Oh you who have visited and seen him, Oh youth,

Have you seen a Shaykh anywhere like him?

Oh you Fuqara who have attended this Mawsim

He is the spring that satisfies the thirst of every drinker.

We drank from his glance which encompassed everyone,

So that no thirst remained after the encounter.

May Allah have mercy on our Amghari Shaykh

And Al-Fayturi, Oh Lord, in the Garden of Refuge.

And protect for ever, Oh Exalted God,

Our Shaykh and all those who follow him.

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‘Aml

Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, ties Iman (trust) and ‘Aml (work) together throughout the blessed and noble Book, but ‘Aml, is always qualified by the word ‘Salih’. These two words are completely unambiguous, ‘Aml being action or work and Salih meaning good, incorrupt, honest, virtuous, sound and in good order. Iman and ‘Amilu Salihat translate directly into the two pillars of Salah and Zakah as the foundation of the life of the Muslim and from them all good proceeds. It is as if, without this manifestation, the spring of life remains hidden within the mountain and does not burst forth and flow with its life-giving nourishment. This bi-directional existence of the Muslim, one exclusively to his Lord, the other to his fellow man marks him out among the generality and he becomes a locus of sincerity, worshipping his Master because it is His due and working for his nation because it is their due.
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