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Zanbal – Visiting the Graves of the Righteous

Nurulain Wolhuter tells of how visiting the righteous dead is a blessed act for those who seek to make their hearts alive.   The place is Zanbal, the resting place of the Ba‘alawi family of descendants of the Prophet in Tarim, Yemen. The time is after asr. The sun is beating on the white sand […]

Intention for Seeking Knowledge by Imam Haddad

In this article, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani provides commentary on Imam Haddad’s famous “Intention for Seeking Knowledge.” Text and translation of this supplication is also provided.  In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate. The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, said, “Actions are by their intentions, and each person shall have […]

Imam Haddad and Neo-Sufism – Dr Hisham A. Hellyer

Dr. Hisham A. Hellyer starts with an excellent testimony to the collections of Al-Imam Al Haddad in this video. Beginning with the specific supplication of intention that Imam al-Haddad formulated, the stage is set for the introduction of this great Yemeni scholar who left behind a strong spiritual legacy for generations to come.   The […]

Nasheed Hub: Qad Kafani

The Nasheed Hub, an initiative of SeekersHub Global, aims to showcase the traditional Islamic art of nasheed, or Islamic devotional songs. Qad Kafani Qad Kafani Ilm Rabbi (My Lord’s Knowledge Has Sufficed Me)  is a beautiful nasheed, written by the great Imam al-Haddad in the 17th century. It takes the singer to a journey from neediness […]

The complete Wird Latif of Imam al-Haddad, with transliteration

As with all the litanies of Imam al-Haddad, al-Wird al-Latif is made up of nothing but the ‘prayers’ of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the formulae that he instructed his community to recite mornings and evenings. It is therefore strictly in conformity with the sunna, and once it is well-rehearsed and becomes regular practice, […]

Bringing Certainty to the Heart: A Step-by-Step Guide by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

The original link can be found here Imam ‘Abdullah bin ‘Alawi al-Haddad of Tarim, known as “The Pole of Inviting and Guiding to Allah” (Qutb al-Da‘wah wal-Irshad), was the reviver of the 12th century A.H. He was known to be a master of the inward and outward sciences of Islam, and he had a special […]

The Bani ‘Alawi: Background, Key Figures and the Spiritual Path – Treasures for the Seeker Blog

The Bani ‘Alawi: Background, Key Figures and the Spiritual Path – Treasures for the Seeker Blog بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم اللهم صل وسلم على رسولك وآله أجمعين as-salamu alaykum wa rahmatullah, We are blessed to have been given access to a recording of a course conducted by al-Habib Kazim as-Saqqaf, in which the essential principles of the […]

The Night of Power (Laylat al-Qadr) & Reciting Qur’an – Imam al-Haddad

Imam al-Haddad in his work, Counsels of Religion, provided the following insights on Laylat’ul-Qadr and Reciting the Qur’an. Section: Fast-Laylat’ul-Qadr “In brief, the sagacious believer should be ready for Laylat’ul-Qadr ever Ramadan night. He must remain watchful and constantly engaged in good works. The important thing is that when it does come it finds him […]

Fiqh of Life Course Testimonial

Bismillah, Alhamdulillah, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to Shaykh Faraz, Ustadh Abdul Latif, Ustadha Shireen, and everyone at SeekersGuidance. They are a massive blessing in my life, and a constant reminder to strive for ihsan in all my acts and states. I pray Allah rewards you all, and I […]

Understand the Instructions First, Before You Take The Exam – Imam al-Haddad

In the text, ‘Two Treaties Mutual Reminding & Good Manners’, by Imam Abdallah ibn ‘Alawi al-Haddad the following is mentioned regarding how to treat creation when we detest their behavior:   “It is in a believer’s nature to love that which God loves and to detest that which God detests.  Thus, a believer will detest […]