Posted by: Faqir | July 18, 2015

Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi Passes Away

Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi Passes Away

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

The erudite ‘Allamah, the Gnostic, Zāhid and Friend of Allah, the noble Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafī al-Hanafī ash-Shadhili from Damascus has passed away today, he was 98 years old, He was the Leader of the Shadhili Tariqa in Shaam ash-Sharif. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

The Janaza of the Noble Shaykh will be held in the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus and he will be buried next to Sayyiduna Nur al-Din Zangi RadiAllahu Anhu

Sayyiduna Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi was considered to be one of the Budala of Shaam ash-Sharif, Sayyid Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri Rahimahullah informed everyone before he passed away that Sayyiduna Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi was one of the 40 Abdaals

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal says in his Musnad (1:112):

The people of Syria were mentioned in front of `Ali ibn Abi Talib while he was in Iraq, and they said: “Curse them, O Commander of the Believers.” He replied: “No, I heard the Messenger of Allah say: “The Substitutes (al-abdal) are in Syria and they are forty men, every time one of them dies, Allah substitutes another in his place. By means of them Allah brings down the rain, gives (Muslims) victory over their enemies, and averts punishment from the people of Syria.”” al-Haythami said: “The men in its chains are all those of the sahih except for Sharih ibn `Ubayd, and he is trustworthy (thiqa).”

al-Hakim narrated the following which he graded sound (sahih), and al-Dhahabi confirmed him:

`Ali said: “Do not curse the people of Syria, for among them are the Substitutes (al-Abdal), but curse their injustice.”

Note that any religious knowledge unattainable through ijtihad and authentically conveyed from one of the Companions is considered a hadith by the experts of that science.

Tabarani said in his Mu`jam al-awsat:

Anas said that the Prophet said: “The earth will never lack forty men similar to the Friend of the Merciful [Prophet Ibrahim], and through them people receive rain and are given help. None of them dies except Allah substitutes another in his place.” Qatada said: “We do not doubt that al-Hasan [al-Basri] is one of them.”

Ibn Hibban narrates it in al-Tarikh through Abu Hurayra as: “The earth will never lack forty men similar to Ibrahim the Friend of the Merciful, and through whom you are helped, receive your sustenance, and receive rain.”

Abu Dawud through three different good chains in his Sunan (English  4273), Imam Ahmad in his Musnad (6:316), Ibn Abi Shayba in his Musannaf, Abu Ya`la, al-Hakim, and Bayhaqi narrated:

Umm Salama the wife of the Prophet said: “Disagreement will occur at the death of a Caliph and a man of the people of Madina will come forth flying to Mecca. Some of the people of Mecca will come to him, bring him out against his will and swear allegiance to him between the Corner and the Maqam. An expeditionary force will then be sent against him from Syria but will be swallowed up in the desert between Mecca and Madina, and when the people see that, the Substitutes (abdal) of Syria and the best people (`asaba) of Iraq will come to him and swear allegiance to him…”

انا لله وانا اليه راجعون
انتقل الى رحمة الله تعالى
العلامة العارف بالله الشيخ شكري اللحفي الشاذلي رحمه الله
الله يرحمه ويجعل مثواه الجنة
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون ولله ما أخذ ولله ما أعطى


In Memoriam of Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi RadiAllahu Anhu from Damascus

I surveyed the Gates of Paradise, and found crowds at all of them; except the Gate of Humility. Hence, I entered through that gate. -Sayyid Ahmad Ar-Rifa’i RadiAllahu Anhu

The erudite ‘Allāmah, the noble Shaykh Shukrī ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Alī ibn Ahmad al-Luhafī al-Hanafī is a renowned teacher of Qira’āt, a faqīh (jurist), a linguist, a calligrapher, a poet and an ascetic. He is also the current Shaykh of the Shādhilī-Darqāwī-Hāshimī tarīqa of Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmān al-Shāghoūrī (d. 2004), after the passing of Shaykh Mustafā al-Turkmānī (d. 2006), may Allah be pleased with them both.

Shaykh Shukrī was born in the Al-Qanawāt District of Damascus, Syria in 1920 CE (1338 H). He grew up in the care of both his parents. His father worked as a shoemaker and was a wise and extremely tolerant man. His mother was a pious woman descended from Algerians who settled in the Levant (al-Shām). His family originated from the Turkish city of Kalas, near Aleppo.

Shaykh Shukrī completed his primary and junior high school education in 1944, and then completed his high school education four years later. He began memorizing the Qur’ān when he was nine years old. He continued his Islamic studies at the Faculty of Sharī’a in the Damascus University established by Shaykh Tāj al-Dīn al-Hasanī, son of the great Muhaddith, Shaykh Badr al-Dīn al-Hasanī, may Allah be pleased with them both.

Shaykh Shukrī worked as a teacher in various primary schools located in Aleppo, Daraa and Damascus. He also served as the principal of a school in the Ashrafiyya Valley of Damascus for a period of two years after which he was transferred to various different education directorates within Syria.

Shaykh Shukrī is fluent in Persian (Farsi) and even taught it. He organized courses for memorizing the Qur’ān for both male and female teachers. Students also benefited greatly from his experience and proficiency in Arabic calligraphy. Among his teachers in Arabic calligraphy were: Ustādh Mamdūh al-Sharīf (d. 1935), Ustādh Muhammad Badawī al-Dirānī (d. 1967) and Ustādh Hilmī Habbāb (d. 2000), may Allah have mercy on their souls.

Shaykh Shukrī married a sharīfa from the noble Al-Hasanī family and was blessed with four children, he went for the Hajj only once.

His Teachers in the Islamic Sciences

Shaykh Shukrī read the Ten Qira’āt in the way of Shātibiyya and Durra with Shaykh Yūsuf Abū Dayl, may Allah be pleased with him, and received the ijāza from Shaykh Abū al-Hasan al-Kurdī (d. 2009), may Allah be pleased with him. He also received the ijāza of the Ten Qira’at in the way of Shātibiyya and Durra from Shaykh Kurayyim Rājih, may Allah preserve him. He memorized the entire Qur’ān with Shaykh ‘Izz al-Dīn al-’Irqsūsī, may Allah be pleased with him, and was given the ijāza of the riwāya of Hafs from ‘Āsim. He read the Arba’īn of Imām al-Nawāwī with Shaykh Abū al-Khayr al-Maydānī (d. 1960), may Allah be pleased with him, and was given a general ijāza. He also received a general ijāza from Shaykh Lutfī al-Fayūmī, may Allah be pleased with him. He read Fiqh and the Arabic language with Shaykh Mahmūd al-Rankūsī (d. 1985), may Allah be pleased with him. He read Tawhīd with Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmān al-Shāghūrī, may Allah be pleased with him. He read Hanafī Fiqh with Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hamīd Kīwan, may Allah be pleased with him. He took Tasawwuf from the hands of Shaykh Muhammad al-Hāshimī (d. 1961) when he was still at a young age.

His Works

In 1966 CE (1385 H) he began preparing his book titled Tu fat al-‘Asr fī ‘Ilm al-Qira’āt al-Mutawātirat al-Ashr. In the book he mentioned the ten Qurrā’ and their respective narrators and the variations in the recitations.

Shaykh Shukrī advised anyone who wished to memorize the Qur’ān to repeat the intended portion before going to bed, and to read it again after awaking. The person ought to try and set aside a portion to be read daily, or he may otherwise recite it with other people.

His Character

Shaykh Shukrī is an esteemed ‘ālim, though more known for his humility, gentleness and asceticism. It has been said that he is the embodiment of Shaykh Muhammad al-Hāshimī, may Allah be pleased with him, who, when alive, was the most humble ‘ālim in Damascus. Since the time of Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmān al-Shāghūrī, may Allah be pleased with him, Shaykh Shukrī has always been seen serving water to the attendees of the Shādhilī Hadras. He still does that to this day even when he is the Shaykh of the majlis.

He has also been seen picking up scraps of food in the market and arranging shoes in front of mosques, something which Shaykh Muhammad al-Hāshimī was famous for. He has the habit of constantly looking down towards the ground so much so that his neck bone has become crooked. He has also never been seen wearing more than two or three different types of clothing, and once, he only broke his fast with raisins when he did a 40 day fast.

Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubī, may Allah preserve him, has said that Shaykh Shukrī is ‘The Pole of Humility’ (al-Qutb al-Tawādhu’), while Shaykh Tawfīq al-Būtī, son of Shaykh Ramadhān al-Būtī, may Allah preserve them both, said that ‘If you want to see a living example of the Companions, look at Shaykh Shukrī!”


By Abu Isma’il and checked/corrected by Abu Layth ibn ‘Ata, updated by Faqir

May Allah accept Shaykh Shukri into the ranks of the righteous, and may his life and example be an inspiration for us all,

We would like to thank Sidi Abu Isma’il, Sidi Abu Layth Ibn ‘Ata, Sidi Abdul Khafid, Sidi Ismail, Sidi Faqir, Shaykh Shoayb Ahmed, Sidi Abul Wafa, Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi and the others that have shared pearls regarding the Late Shaykh as well as photos and videos of the Shaykh.

An account from a Senior Murid of the Shadhili Way on meeting the Late Waliy Sayyiduna Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi RadiAllahu Anhu in Damascus, Syria

The Silsila [Chain ] of Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi Rahimahullah in the Shadhili Tariqah:

Comment: On The Passing of Shaykh Shukri Lahafi by Ustadh Musa Furber and Imam Zaid Shakir

Photos of Sayyiduna Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi:

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‘Ulama and ‘Awliya that spoke highly of the Late Shaykh – among many others

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Videos of Sayyiduna Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi RadiAllahu Anhu:

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Posted by: Faqir | April 14, 2015

Sayyid Abbas bin Alawi al-Maliki Passes Away

Sayyid Abbas bin Alawi al-Maliki Passes Away (12)

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly traveling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.


Sayyid Abbas bin Alawi al-Maliki, the younger brother of the Muhaddith of Haramain Sharifain Shaykh al-Sharif Habib Muhammad Bin Alawi al-Maliki has passed away, he will be buried next to the mother of the believers Sayyidah Khadija Radi Allahu Anha in Makkah.  Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.


إنتقل إلى رحمة الله تعالى فضيلة السيد عباس بن علوي المالكي الحسني فجر هذا اليوم الثلاثاء الموافق1436/6/25هـ وسوف يصلى عليه بالمسجدالحرام عقب صلاة المغرب والدفن بمقبرة المعلاه بجوار أم المؤمنين السيدة خديجة رضي الله عنها


وسيكون غداً الأربعاء أول أيام العزاء ، بمنزله بمخطط بدر بحي الستين بمكه المكرمه خلف سامبا


رحمه الله رحمة اﻷبرار وبارك في نسله الساده اﻷخيار وجمعنا به في دار القرار في جنات تجري من تحتها اﻷنهار مع جده المختار وآله اﻷطهار وصحبه اﻷخيار صلى الله عليه و آله وصحبه وسلم


إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون.

Photos of the Family of the Late Shaykh

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A Gathering with Sayyid Abbas bin Alawi al-Maliki Rahimahullah


Dua by Sayyid Fatih al-Kittani in the Presence of Sayyid Abbas bin Alawi al-Maliki Rahimahullah


Sayyiduna Imam Abd Allah Siraj al-Din al-Hussayni al-Rifai al-Hallabi Rahimahullah

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

We have translated some notes on some of the Karamat (Miracles) of the late Hafiz and Shaykh al-Islam of Aleppo, Sayyid `Abd Allah Siraj al-Din al-Hussayni al-Rifai Rahimahullah

During Rabi-ul-Awwal Sayyid Shaykh `Abd Allah Siraj al-Din travelled to al-Madinah al-Munawarah, he was going to Umrah and to visit the Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him. He stayed in al-Madinah al-Munawarah for a while by the order of the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him who he would frequently see in Dreams and Awake and he wouldn’t do anything without the Prophets permission, he was happy to visit the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him, when someone asked him about his situation he would say Alhamdulillah, I am happy to be next to the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him.

Some of Sayyid Abd Allahs poetry:

And I said if I stayed in  al-Madinah al-Munawarah by the luminance of the prophet,

Oh heart good tidings to you you have returned and this is the house of the Ahbab we have gathered.

Cant you see the smell that is coming out from Tayba and the light,

So live happy with those you have travelled with,

And testify by the beauty of whom his luminance struck the eyes of the people (the Prophet) Peace Be Upon Him

He also used to say:

If your neighbour was not valued, and was healthy and in no harm, so how about the situation of the one who visits the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him.

The Prophet praised al-Madinah and made Dua for its inhabitants, and alleviated the hardships from it, and the Prophet Promised the Martyrdom and Shafa’a for those who visited him there or died there, These are from different Hadiths.

I have heard many Karamat from him and have witnessed in dreams and by the tongues of the Lovers from al-Madinah and others.

I will tell some of them and the details in a book in shaa’ Allah, One of them is that he saw that he was accepted by writing on the Ka’aba. He was accepted by Allah and he saw that he entered the Prophets mosque from Bab-us-Salaam and many Awliya greeted him, they sat him in an area that was big and also one time he saw that Sayyidah Fatima had her cloak and her cloak was large. A voice was heard saying: he who will put his head under this cloak will attain peace and happiness, so Shaykh Abd Allah walked towards it and and they looked at each other. He put the cloak all over his body. During that time voices were shouting “he has won” he has won” “he has won”

One time he saw the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, ordered our liege lord ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib RadiAllahu Anhu to dress the Shaykh with his cloak, and another time the Prophet himself dressed him with his noble hand, and another time the Prophet told him: “You are our dedicated servant,” after which he would say: “The Prophet is pleased to have me as his servant.”

Many years Passed in al-Madinah because he was teaching and writing books and worshipping, he longed to serve in al-Madinah. He initiated Quran schools and many have benefited from him. It is until this day the Scholars are teaching from his teachings any many students graduate Alhamdulillah.

He used to visit the Prophets mosque to pray there a lot and also to visit his grave. He would enter from Bab-us-Salaam and would face the Rawda, and would pray and leave with respect to the Prophet and stand in front of the grave and stare at it. He would say Salawat many times and make Dua until he was given permission to leave, he left with good manners as well and he left the same way he came.

One time a man who took care of the Mosque followed him to outside the Mosque, he followed him to kiss his hand, but the Shaykh out of his humbleness did not let him as he was in the land of the Prophet. This man said the Shaykh” Wallah I saw light come out of the Hujra and stretch towards you and followed you” “that’s why I followed you to seek Baraka from you” the Shaykh then made Dua for him.

His lessons always contained Dhikr and good manners It was narrated that Imam Malik Rahimahullah would walk in al-Madina barefoot and would not ride an animal and if he was to perform the excretions, he would go to the outskirts of al-Madina because of his good manners and if he wanted to converse in the Prophets mosque he would make Wudu and put perfume and wear new clothes and wore a Turban when he would narrate he would be very emotional.

Our Shaykh did not return to Aleppo until he got his permission from the prophet Peace Be Upon Him

From the Shaykhs habit he would before he goes to bed make Tabaruk by the relics of the prophet and face the Qibla and would wipe his eyes and face and his head and his chest then give it to the others with him from his children and relatives and students. He would start making Dua and say poetry:

To you I give you my longing hand and who enters it will be satisfied

I ask you oh Allah by the shafa’a of the Prophet who I love.

And also if the shaykh became ill, or complained of pain, he would get the relic of the Prophet and wipe on that area and make Dua and by the will of Allah it would cure

And this relic is a Hair of the prophet from his beard passed down generations with a lineage tree he received from it from Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Najib Siraj al-Din and my grandfather Hajj Muhammad Tatriyy Rahimahullah received it from Shaykh Awni Khalasiyy Rahimahillah and gifted it to Sayyid Muhammad Najib and has a chain leading to the Prophet and it is placed with the hair. The hair is placed in glass in some wax and in a gold case. It says the shahada written on it. The case is covered with green cloth and has beautiful smell naturally the Shaykh would glorify this relic and would place it on the uppermost portion of his office.

Before is death he would not leave his home because he didn’t have permission from the Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him and the day he passed away he got permission and It rained in al-Madina al-Munawara on the day he passed away in 2002 

Dr. Shihab al-Din Farfur said in his elegiac poem (ratha’) which he read for the first time at a gathering after the passing of Shaykh Abd Allah: “Messenger of Allah, I send the expression of my sadness [at the passing of our teacher] to you, and we have no other request than meeting you.” He said he composed it after he gifted the Fatiha to the Shaykh, whereupon he received its inspiration. Indeed, such a line itself seems straight from the mouth of Shaykh Siraj al-Din.

These are our teachers and fathers in the Religion, and even the stone pillars around them could tell you most eloquently: If, after you sit with them attentively, you can boast of better living examplars at these two levels, point them out to us so that we may travel to them on the apples of our eyes and kiss their feet. Otherwise, leave us in peace with them for they are the testament of the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, concerning the people of Shaam.

Translated by Sidi Ibrahim al-Rifai al-Beiruti 

Photos of Sayyid Shaykh Abd Allah Siraj al-Din al-Hussayni al-Rifai Rahimahullah, his father Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Najib Siraj al-Din Rahimahullah and his son Shaykh Muhammad Najib Siraj al-Din

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Books written by Sayyid Shaykh Abd Allah Siraj al-Din al-Hussayni Rahimahullah

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Surah al-Isra Recited by Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin Rahimahullah from Halab

Dhikr in the presence of Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin Rahimahullah in Halab

A Lecture given by Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin Rahimahullah in Halab

As Subhu Bada Min recited by Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin Rahimahullah

Dua by Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin Rahimahullah in Halab

The Maqam of Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin Rahimahullah in Halab

Shaykh Hisham ibn Shaykh Abd al-Razzak al-Himsi Passes Away  (2)

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

The Erudite Scholar Shaykh Hisham ibn Shaykh Abd al-Razzak al-Himsi has passed away,  Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

The distinguished scholar, arabist, accomplished poet, grammarian and linguist Shaykh Hisham ibn Shaykh Abd al-Razzak al-Himsi has returned to his Lord.

He was a most eloquent preacher and very quick-witted person with an immense memory – readily and often quoting the classics of Arabic literature. His radiant face bore a scintillating smile. He left a positive effect on anyone who sat with him or accompanied him. He was an attentive listener and unobtrusive speaker. Throughout the years, he gathered wonders of knowledge and as he aged, one would find him a treasure of cove of recondite details and literary rarities. He excelled in exegesis of the Qura’n and unraveling its linguistic and stylistic meticulousness and subtle meanings.

His sermons were a source of pride for Damascus. He lectured in a unique way, speaking about engaging topics. One would see him allure the listeners, surmount their senses and amaze their minds, before taking them to their Lord.

In truth, he was the doyen of preaching and literature in Syria, Imam of exegesis and among the most distinguished persons of Damascus. His father, the late Shaykh Abd Al-Razzak Al-Himsi, was a nonpareil Hanafite jurist, issuing fatwas for the Hanafite school in Syria after Shaykh Abu Al-Yusr Abidin.

There was much love and mutuality between us; he was devoted to my father and would speak of his favours upon him. He studied a section of the book Al-Hidaya with my father in the Sharia Faculty and would attend his lectures in Al-Baridi Mosque during the late 50s.

We offer our condolences to all Muslims upon the demise of this eminent scholar and implore Allah Almighty to envelop him with mercy and forgiveness and to house him in Al-Firdous. We ask Allah to give his family patience and solace. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his children, students, family and all people of knowledge.

Servant of the Sacred Knowledge

Muhammad Abul Huda Al-Yaqoubi

Shaykh Abd Al-Razzak al-Himsi Rahimahullah with Mufti Abul Yusr Abideen Rahimahullah

Shaykh Abd Al-Razzak al-Himsi Rahimahullah with Mufti Abul Yusr Abideen Rahimahullah

وفاة الشيخ هشام الحمصي رحمه الله

انتقل إلى رحمة الله تعالى عالم جليل من علماء دمشق هو علامة العربية الشاعر الأديب والنحوي الخطيب واللغوي الأريب الشيخ هشام بن العلامة الشيخ عبد الرزاق نجم الدين الحمصي.

كان رحمه الله تعالى من العلماء الخطباء الأدباء الفصحاء، حاضر النكتة سريع البديهة واسع الحفظ كثير الاستشهاد بكلام أهل الأدب ذا معشر طيب ووجه صبوح وابتسامة مشرقة، يترك أثرا طيبا في كل من جالسه وصاحبه، وهو على ذلك مستمع منصت، وقارئ صبور، يلتقط الفوائد على تتابع السنين ومر الأيام. ومهما تقدم به العمر فإنك تراه منقبا عن نوادر الفوائد العلمية والنكات الأدبية. أبدع في تفسير القرآن الكريم وإظهار وجوه إعجازه في اللغة والأسلوب وبيان الوجوه والنظائر ودقائق المعاني.

كانت خطبه رحمه الله تعالى أحد مفاخر دمشق، له في الخطبة أسلوب رائق يعتمد على المحاضرة بما يمتع من المسائل البديعة والشواهد النادرة، تراه يشوق السامع حتى إذا شده إليه وملك حواسه وبهر عقله، وعظه وذكره و رده إلى الله تعالى.

كان هو بحق في الشام عميد الخطباء والأدباء، وإمام أهل التفسير، وأحد أعلام دمشق، وزينة لها وفخرا.

وكان والده الشيخ عبد الرزاق الحمصي (جوانية) علامة ورعا، وكان أحد الفقهاء الأفذاذ في مذهب أبي حنيفة رحمه الله تعالى، تولى فتوى الحنفية في الشام بالوكالة مدة بعد العلامة الشيخ محمد أبي اليسر عابدين.

كانت بيننا وبينه رحمه الله مودة ومحبة، وكان وفيا للعلامة الوالد رحمه الله تعالى يذكر فضله عليه، فقد وفد عليه الفقيد أيام دراسته في كل الشريعة وقرأ عليه كتاب الرهن من الهداية للمرغيناني وحضر دروسه في جامع البريدي،وكان ذلك في أواخر الخمسينات من القرن المنصرم.

والشيخ رحمه الله دمشقي ولد والده في دمشق ولكنه سكن حمص فنسب إليها، وينتهي نسبه إلى الشريف أبي علي محمد بن أسعد الجواني نقيب الأشراف بمصر المتوفى سنة ٥٨٨

نعزي المسلمين بوفاة هذا العالم الجليل سائلين الله تعالى أن يتغمده بالرحمة والغفران وأن يسكنه الفردوس الأعلى من الجنان، وأن يعين أهله بجميل الصبر وحسن السلوان.

وعزاؤنا لأبنائه وتلاميذه وآل الحمصي وهل العلم والأدب في العالم الإسلامي.

خادم العلم الشريف

محمد أبو الهدى اليعقوبي

Sayyiduna Muhaddith al-Akbar Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Hassani Rahimahullah

Sayyiduna Muhaddith al-Akbar Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Hassani Rahimahullah

Full Text of a speech by Shaykh Abd al-Razzak al-Himsi Rahimahullah in eulogy of Muhaddith al-Akbar Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Hassani Rahimahullah, published for the first time by Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Abul Huda al-Yaqoubi, this speech was delivered on week after the passing of Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Hassani Rahimahullah

تاج العلماء ورئيس المحدثين
أستاذ الشام الشيخ محمد بدر الدين الحسني رحمه الله

للأستاذ الشيخ عبد الرزاق نجم الدين الحمصي الجوانية

خطاب تأبين ألقاه في احتفال أقيم في مدينة الكسوة بعد سبعة أيام من وفاته:

تمهيد للشيخ محمد أبو الهدىٰ اليعقوبي :

هذه درة من الدرر النفيسة ، وجوهرة من الجواهر البديعة ، في ترجمة المحدث الأكير شيخ الشيوخ الشيخ بدر الدين الحسني رحمه الله . نمق سطورها علامة فقيه أديب خطيب لا زال ذكره حيا بين أهل دمشق هو الشيخ عبد الرزاق نجم الدين الحمصي الجوانية الذي تسلم منصب الفتوىٰ بالوكالة من شهر نيسان سنة ١٩٦٣ إلىٰ شهر تشرين الثاني سنة ١٩٦٤ .
وهو في هذه الكلمة يصف المحدث الأكير وصف من يعرفه ويعرف قدره ، يصف سعة علمه ودقة ورعه ومبلغ تأثيره في الناس ، ويروي في خلال ذلك بعض القصص والأخبار مما لم يعرف من قبل ، وحق له ذلك فقد تتلمذ علىٰ الشيخ وقرأ عليه ونهل من معين علمه .

وقد كنت أود نشر هذه الكلمة منذ وقعت في يدي قبل بضع سنين ولم أجد لذلك الوقت ، ثم انقطعت عن جميع ما لي من الكتب والأوراق بما حل في الشام من البلاء ، وقد يسر الله تعالىٰ لي الآن فقرب لي ما بعد ، وجمعني بما نأىٰ ، فله سبحانه علىٰ ذلك أقصى ما يبلغ الحمد والشكر والثناء .

ونحن نخرج هذه الكلمة اليوم بمناسبة وفاة ابنه عميد الخطباء وأديب العلماء في دمشق الأستاذ هشام الحمصي رحمه الله ، ليتعرف الناس أصل هذه الشجرة ، ومنبت هذه الفصاحة ، وغراس هذا البيان .

وهذه الكلمة مما ينبغي أن يُزاد في الكلمات التي قيلت في المحدث الأكبر رحمه الله ، وهي مما يُستدرك علىٰ ما جمعه صديقنا العلامة المحقق المسند الشيخ محمد بن عبد الله الرشيد من الكلمات التي قيلت في الشيخ رحمه الله ، وقد أحسن هو فيما صنع ، ونعم ما جمع ، وما لا يُدرَك كله لا يتركُ جله ، والعلم بين أهله رحم موصولة .

وكان الشيخ عبد الرزاق رحمه الله قد نشر هذه الكلمة في آخر الجزء الأول من كتابه المنبر السيار الذي طبع في مطبعة الترقي بدمشق سنة ١٣٥٤ / ١٩٣٥ علىٰ نفقه االسيد إسماعيل الصباغ صاحب مكتبة إحياء العلوم العربية. وهو كتاب ينفع المتدربين علىٰ الخطابة ، سرد فيه بعض خطبه ، وقدم له بمقدمة مختصرة في أصل المنبر وأصول الخطابة وفن الإلقاء ، مما يعرفك بأن الشيخ هشام فيما طبع عليه من البلاغة في الإنشاء ، وحسن السبك ، وسلاسة الإلقاء ٫ما كان ثمرة أبيه رحمهما الله تعالىٰ رحمة واسعة .

وقد ذكر الشيخ عبد الرزاق في ظهر الغلاف الأخير للكتاب : “انتهىٰ الجزء الأول من المنبر السيار ، ويليه الجزء الثاني مصدرًا برسم فضيلة شيخنا المرحوم الأستاذ الكبير ، والمحدث الشهير الشيخ محمد بدر الدين الحسني مع قصيدة عصماء لفضيلة الأستاذ الشيخ طاهر أفندي الأتاسي مفتي حمص يمدح فيها شيخنا المرحوم ويبين فيها ما له من المزايا الحميدة والسجايا الكريمة ، وما له من التآليف المفيدة” . ولا أدري إن كان هذا الجزء الثاني قد طبع إذ لم أطلع على خبر عنه ، بل إن الجزء الأول يعد من المفقودات لم يطلع عليه من ترجم للشيخ رحمه الله تعالىٰ كالدكتور مطيع الحافظ والدكتور نزار أباظة في تاريخ علماء دمشق ، ومؤلفات العالم أهم مرجع لمن يريد أن يترجم له .

وكان الشيخ عبد الرزاق رحمه الله قد نشر الكلمة بعنوان (خطاب) ، ولكني اخترت لها من كلام الشيخ في مقدمة خطابه هذا العنوان الذي تراه (تاج العلماء ورئيس المحدثين أستاذ الشام الشيخ محمد بدر الدين الحسني رحمه الله) لما فيه من الدلالة على الموضوع والإشارة إلى الشيخ رحمه الله بما يليق به من الألقاب .

مقدمة الخطاب

خطاب ألقيته في حفلة تأبين لفقيد العلم والعلماء ، الشيخ الجليل ، والعالم النبيل ، الأستاذ الشيخ محمد بدر الدين الحسني ، أقيمت خصيصًا في الكسوة ، حضرها جمع غفير ، وعدد وفير ، وكلهم بين آسف وشاكي ، وحزين وباكي ، وذلك يوم الجمعة بعد الصلاة ، وبعد مضي أسبوع من وفاته ، فأثبتها هنا قيامًا ببعض ما للشيخ علينا من حقوق وزيادي ، واعترافًا لما له من المزايا في نشر شريعة الهادي .

وإني قد سلكت في خطابي هذا طريق الاختصار ، تاركا لزمرة كبار العلماء في دمشق هذا الميدان ، ليجلوا فيه جولة الخير ، ويُخرجوا للناس زبدة ما يعلمون من حياة ذلك البدر المنير . وقد عول رأيهم علىٰ أن يُفرغوا جهدهم في تأليف كتاب يجمعون فيه ما يتمكنون به من تعريف الناس مقام شيخهم ، وإن كانت شهرته تغني عن وصفه . ولعمري فإن هذا عمل عظيم ، لا يُعذرون بالتقصير فيه . وها نحن منتظرون ، والله ولي التوفيق .
نص الخطاب

أيها الشعب السوري الكريم

ويا أيتها الأمة الإسلامية

نبأٌ عظيم ، وخطبٌ جسيم ، وداهية كبيرة ، كل ذلك حلَّ بنا ، ونزل علينا ، ففطَر قلوبنا ، وصدَع رؤوسنا ، وضعضع أحوالنا ، إذ نُعِيَ إلينا رجلُ الفضل والفضيلة ، تاج العلماء ، ورئيس المحدثين ، وبقية السلف الصالحين ، العلامة الكبير ، شيخنا وأستاذنا : الشيخ محمد بدر الدين الحسني ، أستاذ الشام ، والمعروف فضله لدى الخاص والعام .

خَسفَ ذلك القمر الساطع المشع على العالم الإسلامي بأضوائه اللامعة … انطفأ ذلك الضوء صباح يوم الجمعة في ٢٧ ربيع الأول سنة ١٣٥٤ هجرية بعد ٨٧ سنة كان فيها نوره ساطعا لم يضعُف فيها شعاعه ، إذ كان تولده سنة ١٢٦٧ هجرية .

وبخسوفه يسنا من ظهوره كرة أخرىٰ بين أظهرنا ، وعلمنا أنه خسوفٌ يطول انقشاعه – والموعد بيننا وبينه الآخرة – فزهقت لذلك أرواحنا ، وذفت عيوننا ، وبكته بكاء سخينا ، وأنَّتْ عليه جوارحنا أنينا محزنا .

وبتغيبه طوىٰ الدهرُ صحيفة رجل فذٍّ طالما جاهد في الله حق جهاده ، وأخْفَتَ صوتًا طالما كانت له نبرةٌ رنَّانةٌ تتجاوب أصداؤها في جدران جامع بني أمية بالنصائح الدينية ، والمبادئ المحمدية ، وستَرَ شخصية نابغةً لقد ضنَّ الزمن بأن يُظهر للناس مثلها ناصحة مرشدة .

فكم نشر بين الأمة تعاليم ربه ، وكم بث فيهم هدْيَ الرسول ، وكم أجهد نفسه في تعليم قومه وأمته ، فأسهر ليلَه وأتعبَ نهارَه ، وهو علىٰ ذلك دائبٌ علىٰ العلم مطالعةً وتعليمًا ، تحقيقًا وتدقيقا .

ولقد يشهد له التاريخ ، ويسجل له بين صفحاته الخالدة ، جهود ثمانين سنة ، كل أيامها باهرة ، وكل أوقاتها زاهرة .

إذ بدأ حياته العلمية وهو ابن سبع سنين ، فمن نشأته ولِعَ في العلم ولوعًا لا يُعادَل ، وأخذ يدرس بشغف وثبات على أعلام زمانه ، وأقطاب وقته . وساعدته العناية الإلهية ، حتىٰ تخرّج في سائر العلوم والمعارف ، وأجازه الشيوخ ، وظهر بمظهر علمي لم يظهر به أحد قبله .

وقد أتاح له الحظ الاجتماع بالعالم الكبير الشيخ إبراهيم السقّا معاصر الشيخ الباجوري عند زيارته لدمشق ، فأجازه أيضًا بالمعقول والمنقول ، بما أجازه به شيوخه . وينتهي سند إجازاته بالإمام مسلم . ومعلوم أن الإمام مسلما يتصل سنده بالنبي صلىٰ الله عليه وسلم . ولقد أجزت بها منه رحمه الله ، وتاريخ إجازتي سنة ١٣٤٦ هجرية ، وذلك في دار الحديث في دمشق .

ولئن قارنتَه رحمه الله بأحد الفضلاء المتقدمين عليه في الزمن فلا يسعك إلا أن تفسح له مجلسا رحبًا ، وتختار له مركزا ساميا بين الإمامين الكبيرين الفخر الرازي والشيخ الغزالي رحمهما الله . لأنك لو أتيته من قِبَل التفسير لقلت إنه سيد المفسرين ، ولو نظرته أو سمعته يحدث لقلت بلا شك رئيس المحدثين ، ولو أتيته من ناحية العلوم العربية والناحية الفلسفية في مختلف العلوم لحكمت بأنه أستاذها ، وإليه تنتهي رئاستها .

يقرر في درسه الذي يفتتحه بحديث من صحيح البخاري بسنده – وذلك الصحيح من جملة محفوظاته عن ظهر قلب – يقرر فيه سائر العلوم ، ويطبِّق في بحثه الطبّ والهندسة والجبر وسائر العلوم الرياضية ، ويأتي علىٰ فن الكيمياء وعلم النبات والحيوان والمعدن . وله تحقيقات في التصوف وسنن الله الكونية فاق فيها من تقدمه ، ولم يتبعه فيها من يأتي بعده .

يأتي بالشواهد لبحثه من مختلف الكتب في مختلف العلوم ، دون تكلف أو توقف ، بل فورًا وبداهة حتى أنك لتبقىٰ باهتًا من ذلك تردد علىٰ لسانك قول الله تعالىٰ : {يُوتي الحكمة من يشاء ومن يؤت الحكمة فقد أوتي خيرا كثيرا} محتارًا بم تلقبه ، وبم تصفه … أسيد المفسرين ؟ … أرئيس المحدثين ؟ …. أشيخ الأطباء؟ … أ …. أ… أ…؟

وقد ذكر لي بعض علماء دمشق الفاضلين قصة يمدح فيها الشيخ رحمه الله لمناسبة قد اقتضت ذلك ، وذلك في حياة الشيخ وقبل وفاته بما يقرب من سبع سنين ، أحب أن أذكرها لما فيها من التنويه بشأنه .

قال لي : لما ظهر أمر الشيخ في دمشق ، وبدأ بإلقاء درس الحديث في جامع بني أمية حسده بعض علماء عصره ، وأخذتهم الدهشة منه ، كيف يذكر في درسه بلهجة سيالة عددا كثيرا من الأحاديث من مختلف الكتب استشهادا وتأييدا لما هو بصدده بالأسانيد والمسلسلات . وربما يوجد حديث مسلسل أو تحويل في إسناد من عدة طرق فيه عدد كبير من رجال السند يعسُر ضبطهم ، فضلا عن حفظهم ، ويبقىٰ من بعد صلاة الجمعة إلىٰ صلاة العصر علىٰ هذه الوتيرة . فلما ازداد تعجبهم أرسل بعضهم جملة من تلاميذه يجلسون في درسه ويكتبون جميع الأحاديث التي يرويها بأسانيدها وبغير زسانيدها ليراجعها وينظر صحة هذه الأسانيد وينظر صحة ألفاظ الحديث . فذهب التلامذة يوم الجمعة إلىٰ تنفيذ رغبة شيخهم وجلسوا في الدرس ، وكل منهم قد استحضر عدة أقلام حتىٰ إذا كسر أحدها يأخذ الآخر دون تأخير ، لما يعلمون من سرعة الشيخ . وكان من عادته رحمه الله أنه رذا أراد ذكر حديث من أي كتاب فلا بد أن يعزوَه إلىٰ مؤلفه ، ويذكر راويَه أيضًا ، فيقول مثلاً : أخرج الترمذي في جامعه قال حدثنا فلان قال أخبرنا فلان عن فلان عن فلان ، وهكذا إلىٰ آخر السند ، حتىٰ يتصل بالرسول الكريم . وكان يقول في البعض : أخرج الطبراني في جامعه [الصواب في معجمه] من حديث أبي هريرة مثلا قال قال رسول الله إلخ : فكتب التلامذة جميع الأحاديث التي ذكرها الشيخ في درسه وذهبوا إلىٰ شيخهم فجعلوا يقلبون الكتب ويضبطون الأسانيد فيجدون ذلك صحيحًا ، وربما استغرف عملهم هذا عن درس واحد أسبوعا كاملا وقد تكرر ذلك منهم ، حتىٰ اعترف له ذلك الشيخ بقوة الاطلاع والحفظ .

أقول : وهكذا أذعنت له سائر علماء عصره ، وقد انتهت إليه الرئاسة العلمية ، وأصبح هو المرجع في كل أمر . كما أنه أصبح موضع احترام جميع الأمة ، إذ شاع صيته في سائر الأقطار ، وقصدته الزوار من جميع الممالك والأمصار ، حتى من البلاد الأوروبية .

وكثيرا ما كان يحضر بعض علماء مصر البارزين إلىٰ دمشق بقصد الزيارة ، فيحضرون درسه ، فيخرجون وقد أكبروه إكبارا عظيما ، وصرحوا بانفراده بمزايا لم تكن عند غيره . منهم الأستاذ الكبير الفاضل الشيخ محمد بخيت المطيعي مفتي الديار المصرية سابقا أطال الله بقاءه … ومنهم الشيخ رضوان العدل وقد أقام مدة طويلة في دمشق ، وكذا الأستاذ الإمام الشيخ محمد عبده رحمهما الله تعالىٰ رحمة واسعة .

والذي أحب أن أصرح به دون مبالغة أو مغالاة أنه لا يمكن لأحد أن يدعي بحق لنفسه أو لغيره أنه يسد هذه الثغرة التي ثلمت بوفاته ، ويشغلَ هذا الفراغ الذي بقي شاغرًا إلىٰ يوم يبعثون . ولنا من الله ثقة أن يهيء لها أحد أحفاده المحترمين .

وقد زاره كثير من رجالات الحكومات الأجنبية في دار الحديث ، وقد شاهدت بعيني كثيرا منهم . ولا يأتي إلىٰ سورية مندوب سامي إلا ويتشرف بمقابلة الشيخ وزيارته في دار الحديث ، إذ أعدت غرفة خصوصية لاستقبال الوافدين ، فلا يخرجون من حضرته إلا وقد امتلأت نفوسهم إعجابا بهذا النادرة ، وإعظاما لشأنه ومكانته في نفوس المسلمين قاطبة .

وكانت حكومة الأتراك تعظم مكانه ، وتحترمه كرئيس ديني كبير لعموم الأمة الإسلامية . هذا جمال باشا التركي القائد الكبير ، مع ما له من العظمة إذ ذاك ، كان إذا دخل علىٰ الشيخ يزوره يبقىٰ منتصبًا أمامه واضعًا إحدىٰ يديه علىٰ الأخرىٰ كطرقًا رأسه في الأرض حتىٰ يلزمه الشيخ بالجلوس . وإذا خرج من حضرته يمشي القَهْقَرَىٰ أي إلىٰ الوراء ووجهه نحو الشيخ حتىٰ يغيبَ عن ناظره هيبة له واحتراما .

والحقَّ أقول : إنك لو أقبلت عليه لتشعر بالهيبة والإجلال ، مع أنه في التواضع لا يدانيه أحد ، ولا عجب في ذلك ، إذ إنه وارث لمقام النبوة ، إذ “العلماء ورثة الأنبياء” ، والعالم في قومه كالنبي في أمته . أليس وقد ورد أن أعرابيًا دخل علىٰ علىٰ الرسول صلىٰ الله عليه وسلم فلما رآه ونظر إليه برك بالأرض من الهيبة التي لحقته مع أنه صلىٰ الله عليه وسلم سيد المتواضعين ، فخاطبه بقوله : “هون عليك إنما أنا ابن امرأة من قريش كانت تأكل القديد في مكة” ، أي لست ملكًا جبارًا ذا حجاب ونواب وخدم وحشم وأبّهة وغير ذلك مما للملوك حتىٰ تكون منك تلك الفعلة ، وإنما أنا عبد الله ورسوله ، أجلس كما يجلس العبد وآكل كما يأكل العبد .

هذا ما عدا قسمًا كبيرًا من حياته كان فيه مثال الرجل الصالح التقي النقي الورعِ الزاهد الصائم القائم ، جميعُ مجالسه محفوظة من اللغو واللغط ، أبغض شيء إليه تنقيص أحد ، والتعريض بذم أحد . وهذه مزية يعرفها منه كل من جالسه لا يفتر لسانه عن الذكر والتسبيح ، وكان يكثر الصلاة علىٰ النبي صلىٰ الله عليه وسلم .

وها أنا ذاكرٌ لكَ قضية وقعت معي في مجلسه لتقف منها علىٰ مقدار تمسكه بالآداب ، وتعلمَ أن مقامه لا يطمع فيه أحد : كنت مرةً أقرأ أمامه في دار الحديث عبارة كتاب في المنطق أو البيان ، غاب ذلك عن ذاكرتي ، وذلك قبل الظهر من كل يوم ، وكان من عادته أن يسألنا عن الساعة وكم بلغت ليتهيأ للصلاة قبل حضور وقتها ، فصدف أن سألَنا وبجانبي زميل لي يقرأ معي ، فأخبره كلٌّ منا بغير ما أخبره به الآخر ، والفرق بين ما أخبرته به وأخبره به زميلي خمس دقيقات . فقلت : سيدي ! إن زميلي ساعته مقصرة عن ساعتي خمس دقائق . فقال لي في الحال : “الله يصلحك ، لا تقل هكذا” . يشير إلي أنه لا يجوز لك أن تذكر مثل ذلك ، لما فيه من الإشعار بتنقيص صاحب الساعة ، وأن ذلك إيذاء له . فنبهني إلىٰ أن ذلك علىٰ حد قولهم فلان دابته جموحٌ أو داره ضيقة ، فاستغرفت ربي . ولغيري عدة حوادثَ كهذه أو أخفىٰ منها وأدق ، في كلها ينكر الإنكار التام .

وكنت إذا أتيت علىٰ عبارة في الكتاب يقول فيها المؤلف مثلاً : “خلافا لفلان” أو “ردا على فلان” ، كان يظهر في وجهه الكراهية لذلك ، وإذا اقتضىٰ الأمرُ وقرأ هو عبارة كتاب ومر مثل هذه الجملة ونحن نضبط في كتبنا ، فما نراه إلا تعداها لغيرها ولم يذكرها . وأقول : فإن مثل هذه الدقائق قل من ينجو منها ، فنسأل الله التوفيق .

ولشدة محافظته علىٰ هذه الآداب ووقوفه مع الكتاب حفظ الله له إدراكه ووعيه إلىٰ أن لفظ النفس الأخير من حياته الزاهرة .

وقد اشترك في تشييع جثمانه إلىٰ مقره الأخير الجماهير العظيمة من أهالي دمشق ومختلف البلاد ، وكبارُ رجال الحكومة السورية ، فغصت الشوارع والأسواق بالناس ، وصُلي عليه في جامع بني أمية . وقد استغرق موكب الجنازة أربع ساعات ونصف من البيت إلىٰ المدفن من كثرة الازدحام ، والذين يسيرون بالموكب لا يسيرون إلا بأقدام متباطئة جدا لكثرة الازدحام ، فأول الموكب عند القبر في باب الصغير ، والجنازة بعدُ في شارع البزورية خارجة من الجامع الأموي ، وهي مسافة طويلة . والناس يبكون بكل ما فيهم من قوة ، وأصواتهم بالتهليل تعج عجيجا ، وهم يبتهلون إليٰ الله تعالىٰ أن يرحم شيخهم ويفسح له في الجنة مكانا رحيبا .

وكنت من جملة المشيعين أنتقل بخطوات متقاربة جدا يرافقني زمرة من طلاب العلم وغيرهم ، فقلت لهم أثناء سيرنا : هؤلاء الناس هم كأطفال تركهم أبوهم ولبىٰ دعوة ربه فعظُم عليهم فراقُه ، وباجتماعهم وتجمهرهم هذا يخف عنهم بعض ما يجدونه من مرارة الفراق ، ولكنهم إذا تفرقوا بعد أن يصير الشيخ رهين التراب ، وقد غُيبَ جسمُه تحت الأرض ، وخلا كل إنسان بنفسه أو مع أخصائه وذهبت تلك الجموع المحتشدة فلا بد أن يجد كل منهم ذلك المصاب صعبا ، ويذوق مرارةً يغَص بها ، وينشف منها ريقه بفمه ، ويزسف شدة الأسف إن كان فرّط في اجتماعه علىٰ هذا الشيخ العديم النظير . فصادق لي من كان معي علىٰ هذه النظرية .

وفعلاً رأيت ذلك بنفسي وأني كلما تذكرت ذلك ليلاً أو نهارًا قمت فزعًا مرعوبًا ، وصوت الشيخ يرن في أذني ، وشخصه يتمثل أمام ناظري ، ويخيل إليّ أنني جالسٌ بين حلقات الأمة المزدحمة في درسه تحت قبة النسر ، نلتقط منه الفوائد ، فإذا بي وأنا وحيد لست بين جموع ولا ازدحام ، وإنما هي خيالات وأوهام ، فيزداد ألمي ، وأقول : اللهم اجرنا علىٰ مصيبتنا ، وارزقنا الصبرَ علىٰ مصيبتنا .

وقلت أيضا لزملائي الذين رافقوني في ذاك الموكب الذي لم يحدث لأحد مهما بلغت رتبته رفعة وعلوا – هكذا علىٰ ما أرىٰ : لقد تحتم علينا أن نعذر أصحاب الرسول الأعظم صلىٰ الله عليه وسلم علىٰ ما أصابهم عند فقده ويوم وفاته ، إذ منهم من أُقعد ، ومنهم من أخرس ، ومنهم من هام علىٰ وجهه . وإن وفاة أستاذنا لقد ذكرتنا وفاة النبي الكريم فتجدد بنا المصاب ، وتضاعف علينا أمره ، وإن قلوبنا لتضعف عن حمل مصابَين عظيمين في آن واحد ، فصادقوا لي أيضًا علىا هذا .

وذكرت لهم رؤيا منامية رأيتها قبل وفاته بأربعة أشهر : وجدت أني جالس بين يديه رحمه الله في دار الحديث وجها لوجه ليس ثمة أحد غيرنا ، فرفع من أمامه ثلاثة أقلام وضم إليها رابعًا ، ومدها بيده نحوي حتىٰ قبصتها بيدي ، وقال لي : بقي أربعة . فمنعني الخجل والحياء عن الاستفسار منه ، وأخذت أفكاري تجول في تلك الجملة ، وقمت من النوم ، وأنا ألهج بها ، وكل يوم أرددها علىٰ خاطري ، حتىٰ عند انتهاء الأربعة أشهر نُعي إلينا وفُجعنا به ، فكان ذلك كالتنبيه علىا قرب رحيله إلىٰ جوار ربه .

وقد حصل عند دفنه هياج شديد من الناس ، وعلا الصياح والبكاء ، كما وقع مثل ذلك عند وصوله إلىٰ الجامع الأموي للصلاة عليه ، وإن جثمانه بقي خمس عشرة دقيقة وهو في مركز واحد قرب القبر بمسافة لا تزيد عن أربعة أمتار ، ولم يمكنه الناس من الوصول إلىٰ القبر . فكأنهم بهذا التأخير يتودعون من شيخهم ، ويملؤون أنظارهم من التطلع إلىٰ عمامته التي تلوح فوق النعش ، وقد علموا أنها نظرة أخيرة ، ووداع أخير . والعذر لهم .

وفي أثناء نزوله لحدَه ارتقىٰ جملة من الخطباء مكانًا عاليًا ، وألقوا خطابات وقصائدَ كلها تعدادٌ لمآثره ، ووصفٌ لأحواله . وهناك تنبه الناس أنهم فقدوا جوهرة ثمينة ، ودرة يتيمة … تنبهوا إلىا أنهم فقدوا نادرة العصر ، وشيخ الوقت … تنبهوا إلىا أنهم فقدوا أباهم الروحي ، فأمسوا كأيتام يرقُّ لبؤسهم كل ذي قلب رحيم ، فعادوا مطرقي الرؤوس ، مجروحي العواطف ، مكلومي الفؤاد ، رافعي أكفِّ الضراعة إلىٰ الله أن يحشرهم مع شيخهم تحت لواء السيد الأعظم صلىٰ الله عليه وسلم .

كلمتي الأخيرة أيها السادة هي أن أقول : إن كان أستاذنا قد غُيبَ في التراب ، وغاب جسمه عنا ، فنجمه لا يزال ساطعا ، ونبراسه لا يزال لامعا ، وذلك بما أبقىٰ في نفوسنا من الآثار الحسنة التي تلجئنا لأن نذكره دائما ولا ننساه ولا ننسىٰ جهوده التي بذلها في بثه قواعد الشريعة ، وتضحياته براحته وهناءته في المطالعة والانكباب علىٰ العلم ، ليرفع لأمته المجد ، وليبني لها صرح العز بين الأمم .

وإن روحه الزكية الطاهرة لترفرف علينا وتطل من مقامها الرفيع تنادينا للاتحاد ونبذ الشقاق ، وأن نكون صفًا واحدًا ندعو للوئام والوفاق .

ففي ذمة الله …
وإلىٰ رحمة الله …
أيها الراحل الكريم …
ويا أيها الشيخ الجليل …
سقىٰ الله قبرك غيثًا هاطلاً من رحمته ورضوان ..
وجعل مثواك أعلىٰ فراديس الجنان .

وداع المحدث الأكبر الشيخ بدر الدين الحسني لطلابه

حضره وسمعه ، ورواه ونقله العلامة الشيخ عبد الرزاق الحمصي الجوانية ، وهي من آخر ما روي لنا من كلام الشيخ رحمه الله ، وفيها وداع للناس ووصية للمسلمين .

وقد نشر الشيخ عبد الرزاق الحمصي هذه الكلمات في آخر الجزء الأول من كتابه المنبر السيار ، الذي طبع في مطبعة الترقي بدمشق سنة ١٣٥٤ / ١٩٣٥ ، وقد أوردها عقب كلمته في تأبين الفقيد الراحل التي ألقاها في مدينة الكسوة بعد أسبوع من وفاة المحدث الأكبر ، ونشرناها في هذه الصفحة.

قال الشيخ عبد الرزاق:

يودع الشيخ الجليل الراحل إخوانه المسلمين ويوصيهم بالمحافظة علىٰ الشعائر الدينية ، وذلك قبل وفاته بيومين .
قال : – والمجلس يجمع كثيرا من مجبيه وأخصائه:

“السلام علىٰ أمة النبي صلىٰ الله عليه وسلم ، ونستغفر الله مما صدر منا حال وجودنا في الدنيا مع الأمة الإسلامية من التقصير في حقهم والإساءة إليهم ، بل في حق عموم الخلق .

ونسأل الله تعالىٰ أن يستعملهم فيما يرضيه ، ويصرف عنهم كيد الأشرار والفجار ، ونستودعم الله عز وجل في دينهم ودنياهم ، ونسأل الله تعالىٰ أن يعينهم علىٰ أمر دينهم الذي فيه صلاحهم ، وعلىٰ دنياهم التي فيها معاشهم ، وعلىٰ آخرتهم التي فيها معادهم ومصيرهم .

اللهم اجعل خير أعمارهم آخرها ، وخير أعمالهم رضوانك ، وخير أيامهم يوم لقائك . اللهم إنا عنوذ برضاك من سخطك ، وبمعافاتك من عقوبتك ، ونعوذ بك منك ، جلَّ وجهك ، لا نحصي ثناء عليك أنت كما أثنيت علىٰ نفسك .

وأوصيهم بالانكباب علىٰ طلب العلم لصيانته من الضياع ، واحترام العلماء ، والسلام علىٰ أهل الإسلام ، وكافة الناس من أولهم إلىٰ آخرهم” .

A Khutbah delivered by Shaykh Hisham ibn Shaykh Abd al-Razzak al-Himsi Rahimahullah

Photos of Shaykh Hisham ibn Shaykh Abd al-Razzak al-Himsi Rahimahullah & his father Shaykh Abd al-Razzak al-Himsi Rahimahullah

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Posted by: Faqir | February 12, 2015

Sufi Abdullah Khan Passes Away

Sufi Abdullah Khan Passes Away 2015

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly traveling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Sufi Muhammad Abd Allah Khan Sahib Naqshbandi has passed away today at the age of 92, he was the Khalifa of Sayyiduna Zinda Pir Sahib Naqshbandi Rahimahullah of Ghamkol Sharif . Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

انا لله وانا اليه راجعون
انتقل الى رحمة الله تعالى
الرجل الصالح العلامة الشيخ عبد الله خان النقشبندي رحمه الله
الله يرحمه ويجعل مثواه الجنة
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون ولله ما أخذ ولله ما أعطى

A Loss of A Great Gem

Hazrat Sufi Muhammad Abdullah Khan Sahib Naqshbandi Returned to his Lord

With sorrow and patience, we announce the death of a great Man of Allah, and a Sufi Master, a gem of wisdom and a spring of guidance.

A man who served Muslims in the UK for and promoted Sunni Islam and sufism relentlessly for over 50 years.

He is Hazrat Sufi Muhammad Abdullah Khan Sahib Naqshbandi who died today at the age of 92.

While we offer our condolences to his family and his murids in Birmingham and in Pakistan, we pray that Allah, Most Generous, envelop him with His infinite Mercy and raise him to the highest ranks in the Garden.

As being unable to travel to the UK to attend his funeral in person, I call upon all our students to represent us in his funeral and offer condolences on our behalf.

– Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Abul Huda al-Yaqoubi

Short Biography

Hazrat Sufi Muhammad Abdullah Khan Sahib Naqshbandi

Khalifa of Hazrat Khwaja Zinda Pir Sahib of Ghamkol Sharif.

Born in 1923 in the District of Chakwal in Pakistan.

Joined the army in 1940 and after completing military service was sent to the UK in 1962 by his Shaykh, Hazrat Khwaja Zinda Pir Sahib.

Upon reaching the UK he established regular dhikr circles and gatherings to promote Tassawuf and the Naqshbandi Tariqa. In later years he worked on a number of projects aimed to serve the local community and introduced religious studies and classes for the memorization of Quran.

One of his greatest achievements was in 1996, when under his guidance the largest mosque in Western Europe, Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif, was completed.

He devoted his life in service of Islam for the Muslims of the UK following the command of his Shaykh toward whom he always possessed and displayed the utmost respect, love, devotion and obedience.

Shaykh Muhammad Zahid Sultani al-Naqshbandi al-Bakri al-Siddiqi of Kashmir recalls his meeting with Sufi Abd Allah Khan Rahimahullah in Madinah al-Sharif about 10/11 years ago:

دس گیارہ سال قبل ماه رمضان میں مدینہ منورہ میں بندہ عاجز اور صوفی صاحب مرحوم اعتکاف میں قریب ، قریب هوتے تهے.بندہ نے انہیں اپنا تعارف نہیں کروایا تها .ایک روز ایک مرید صوفی صاحب کو ویل چیئر پر اعتکاف والی جگہ لیجارها تها. ویل چیئر جونہی بندہ کے پاس سے گزری صوفی صاحب اچانک اٹھ کھڑے هوئے اور بندہ عاجز کی دست
بوسی کی اور جلدی سے گزر گئے


Approximately 10/11 years ago in the month of Ramadan in Madinah Munawarrah Myself and Sufi Sahib marhoom use sit very close I did not introduce myself to them. One day a Mureed of Sufi Sahib was pushing on their wheel chair towards the ithikaaf area, as soon as the wheel chair reached near Me, Sufi Sahib suddenly stood up and kissed my hand (Dast Bosi) and quickly carried on.”

A brother had a dream of Sufi Abdullah Khan Sahib Naqshbandi Rahimahullah after they passed away

I was thinking about what I’ve read and seen of Sufi Abdullah, and how he carried banners of Mawlid in parades and I fell asleep after Asr for a few moments and I had a quick vision in a dream of the Prophet ﷺ carrying a banner for masjid Ghamkol Sharif in honor of Sufi Sahib and what he established in that community. I just relay that for the sake of the news of Sufi Sahib.

On the life of Shaykh Abd Allah Khan al-Naqshbandi Rahimahullah

The Shaykh was born in 1923 in the village of Behkri, district Chakwal, Pakistan. Upon completing his formal schooling, he entered the army in 1940. He served in World War II serving in the British Army, but was taken as a prisoner of war by the Germans and held captive for a number of years. After the war, Sufi Sahib returned to Pakistan. He was very keen on reciting Naat Sharif (poem praising the Holy Prophet ) at religious gatherings at the Unit mosque within the barracks. This is where he met Sayyiduna Zinda Pir Rahimahullah in 1945 whilst stationed in Abbottabad.

the Shaykh took ba’ait (vow of allegiance) a year later in 1946, at the hand of Sayyiduna Zinda Pir Rahimahullah. He became a disciple and continued to serve his Pir Sahib whilst they were both in the army. When Zinda Pir Sahib returned from Hajj in 1952, and embarked upon his Hijrat to Kohat, the Shaykh accompanied his Pir Sahib on that historic journey. Sufi Sahib spent much time at the Darbar during its early founding years and would regularly spend his entire leave from the army at Ghamkol Sharif. Sufi Sahib naturally became a very close companion of Zinda Pir Sahib Rahimahullah . the Shaykh continued visiting the Darbar and serving his Pir Sahib over the course of the next 10 years.

The Shaykh left the army in 1962 when it was decided by Sayyiduna Zinda Pir Rahimahullah to send him to the UK. the Shaykh became overcome with self-doubt in how he would manage such a task. Zinda Pir Rahimahullah reassured him and stated that “Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) is with you”. Upon Sufi Sahib’s departure for the UK,  Zinda Pir Rahimahullah conferred upon him the Khilafat (spiritual representation) of the Tariqa and gave him the following words of wisdom in 1962:

–  To stay firm on the “aqeeda-e-Tawheed” (belief in the oneness & supreme being of Almighty Allah
–  To always have at the forefront of your mind the “rahza” (pleasure) of Almighty Allah& His Beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) before embarking upon any task
– To use your ‘Ilm (knowledge) & Aql (intellect/sense) for the “Rahza” (pleasure) of Almighty Allah as this results in attaining the “shaf’qat” (love, affection) of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him)
– Do not undertake any task for your personal Izat (honor) or that which leads to “be-iz’zatee” (dishonor/disgrace)

From Signs on the Horizons (All Night Long)

Sufi Abdullah Khan Passes Away

Sufi Abdallah cut a striking figure. He was a tall, handsome, powerfully built with an easy swagger, thick salt and pepper beard, a rakish smile and piercing eyes. It was said he worked sixteen hours a day – two consecutive shifts – as a shop foreman in a Birmingham factory. It was also said that he rarely slept, although I had trouble believing this.

He led a Naqshbandi Sufi order in Birmingham, The Naqshbandiyya trace their lineage directly back to our Master Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq, may God be well pleased with him, and their practice, reflecting the quiescence of their spiritual father, was inward and silent. It has been said that the Naqshbandiyya preserved Islam throughout the Central Asian republics during the repressively atheistic Soviet period because their spiritual practice could be carried out in silence, invisibly, without a trace.

The Naqshbandis of Birmingham were anything but invisible. They were a flamboyant, vigorous bunch, mostly working class Pakistani emigrants who congregated with a wonderful sense of processional solidarity behind their towering, energetic leader, arriving at gatherings like the Eid prayers by the busload, brandishing banners and flags and carrying trays groaning with Pakistani food. They were far and away the most organized group of Sufis in Britain.

I was always impressed by Sufi Abdallah and the men around him but wondered whether theirs was a case of style over substance. I had my chance to find out when a few friends and I were invited to attend a night of Dhikr in London. We gathered at a modest brick row house in a working class neighborhood after sunset. We had tea and talked casually until the night prayer, after which a delicious Pakistani supper was served on tablecloths spread across the floor of the room we had gathered in. This seemed more like a social gathering and I began to think my suspicions about these Naqshbandiyya were justified.

For us a meal after the night prayer usually signaled the end of an evening. These men, I discovered, were just getting started. A large circle was formed and the invocation began. The practice of the Naqshbandiyya revolved around the silent invocation of La ilaha illa ‘llah – “No god but God” – on the breath and with a rhythmic movement of the head down on the “La” and the “illa” and in a circular motion accompanied by a visualization of light. Although silent, it is an incredibly powerful practice.

Sufi Abdallah led the assembly with single-minded intensity. The practice began slowly and accelerated gradually in unison until the group breathed as a single body, lost in remembrance. Time passed. We were swept away in this luminous circular breath. Time flowed. The invocation ended. It was dawn.

We prayed the dawn prayer and the assembly broke up. I staggered out into the early morning air, ready to collapse. Sufi Abdallah walked out with me. On the working class street he looked down at me with a twinkle in his eye and a chuckle and gave me a pat on the back with his large hand, as if to say, “Nice try”. He shook my hand with an iron grip. Unruffled, he was ready to head back to Birmingham to start his first shift. As we parted ways in the cold morning light, I realized that I had just experienced a case of substance over style.

Our abode is transitory, our life therein is but a loan,
our breaths are numbered, and our indolence is manifest.

– Sayyiduna Abu Bakr al-Siddiq RadiAllahu Anhu

Sayyiduna Zinda Pir Sahib Rahimahullah of Ghamkol Sharif in Kohat

Sayyiduna Zinda Pir Rahimahullah of Ghamkol Sharif, Kohat, Pakistan

Sayyiduna Zinda Pir Rahimahullah of Ghamkol Sharif, Kohat, Pakistan

Sayyiduna Zinda Pir Sahib Rahimahullah emanated from the illustrious family of eminent Awliya and Saliheen, both from his maternal and paternal genealogies.

At a very tender age, Sayyiduna Zinda Pir Rahimahullah used to stay awake at nights and fast during the day, and continued doing so till his demise. As a youth, whoever has seen Sayyiduna Zinda Pir Rahimahullah, was overwhelmed by him and automatically became devoted to him, because of his external and spiritual beauty, which was seen through his luminous face.

A special thanks to Ghamkol Sharif and Michael Sugich for the information regarding the Noble Shaykh

Photos of Sufi Abdullah Khan Sahib Rahimahullah and Zinda Pir Rahimahullah

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Sufi Abd Allah Khan Rahimahullah reciting the Shajarah Sharif of Ghamkol Sharif

Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Abul Huda al-Yaqoubi meeting Sufi Abd Allah Khan Rahimahullah

Dua by Sayyiduna Zinda Pir Rahimahullah

Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada pays tribute to Sufi Abdullah Khan Rahimahullah

The Funeral of Sufi Abdullah Khan Rahimahullah

The Funeral of Sufi Abdullah Khan Rahimahullah

Posted by: Faqir | January 7, 2015

Sayyiduna Imam al-Nawawi’s Maqam Destroyed in Nawa

Sayyiduna Imam al-Nawawi's Maqam Destroyed in Nawah

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly traveling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

The Maqam of The Erudite Scholar and Friend of Allah Sayyiduna Imam Abu Zakariyah Muhiy al-Din Yahya Ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi Radi Allah ‘anhu has been destroyed in Nawa.  La hawla wala quwatta illa billah.

تدمرت اليوم ضريح إمام من أبرز أئمة أهل السنة والجماعة الإمام النووي رحمه الله تعالى شارح صحيح الإمام مسلم على أيدي الإرهابيين. اللهم انصرنا على القوم الكافرين.

He is Yahya Ibn Sharaf , Muhiy al-Din Abu Zakariyah al-Nawawi (631–676 AH) the pious, ascetic, most learned, scrupulously Godwary, accomplished jurisprudent and Hadith Master, the impeccable Shaykh al-Islām by the unanimity of the people of the Sunna of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), fearless before kings, lordly and chaste, who died young yet, in a short life of 45 years, produced works of learning that made him the principal authority in the later Shāfi‘ī school. He is the “the standard-bearer of the Friends of God” (al-Dhahabī); and he himself said, “God has blessed me in the right use of my time,” in reference to Imām al-Nawawī’s remarkable scholarly output and achievements.  Imam al-Nawawi is named after his hometown of Nawa near Damacsus. He is “the Spiritual Pole of the noble Friends of God, the Legist of Humankind, the Reviver of the Sunna and the Slayer of Innovation” (al-Sakhāwī). May God bestow great and endless mercy on him, bless him, and reward him on behalf of every Muslim!

It was said to him (al-Subki) that he (al-Nawawi) had departed for his home place of Nawa. He then passed away there after falling ill for a few days. So he (al-Subki) asked for the place where he (al-Nawawi) used to sit, when they pointed it out to him Imam al-Subki placed his head on the ground of that place and covered his cheek and face with dust on it saying:

And in Dar al-Hadith there is a subtle meaning

On carpets where I incline and take refuge:

Perhaps I might touch with my very face

A spot touched by al-Nawawi’s foot.

Imam al-Suyuti said in his ‘Minhaj al-Sawi’ (subtitles from translator):

His Study in Damascus and Striving in the Seeking of Knowledge

Ibn al-Attar said: The Shaykh said, ‘When I was 19 years of age, my father took me to Damascus, in the year 49 and I took up residence in the Madrassa al-Rawahiyyah.  I spent around two years there where I did not place down my side on the ground.  My provisions in it were the rations of the Madrassa and nothing else.’

He said, ‘I memorized al-Tanbih in four and half months and a quarter of al-Muhadhab in the rest of the year.’

He said, ‘I studied with our Shaykh, the Imam, asectic scrupuluos scholar, Abu Ibrahim Ishaq bin Ahmad bn Uthman al-Maghribi al-Shafi.  I kept his company and he was impressed by me when he saw my busying myself (with knowledge), punctuality and not mixing with people.  He loved me greatly and made me the repeater of the lesson in his circle for the majority of the group.

His First Hajj and Opening

He said, ‘When it was the year 51 I performed Hajj with my father and the standing (in Arafat) that year was on Friday. Our journey was from the first of Rajab and I resided in the city of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) for around a month and a half.’

His father said, ‘When we set out for the journey from Nawa he fell ill with fever until the day of Arafah.’  He said, ‘He did not groan (in pain) at all.  When we returned to Nawa he travelled to Damascus, Allah poured forth upon him abundantly.  He continued to busy himself with knowledge and follow the example of his Shaykh Abu Ibrahim Ishaq in worship, prayer, fasting continuously, asceticism and scrupulousness.  When his Shaykh passed away he increased his involvement with knowledge and action and performed Hajj another time.’

If Imam al-Qushayri Had Met Imam al-Nawawi

Ibn al-Attar said, ‘Our Shaykh Qadi Abul Mafakhir Muhammad bin Abd al-Qadir al-Ansari said to me: If al-Qushayri the author of the Risalah had met your Shaykh and his Shaykh he would not have not have mentioned anyone before them both due to their great scholarship.  This is due to their encompassing knowledge, action, asceticism, scrupulousness, articulating wisdom and other than these.

Twelve Lessons in One Day

He said, ‘The Shaykh mentioned to me saying:  I would study every day 12 lessons a day with the scholars by way of explanation and correction.  Two lessons in al-Wasit, a lesson in al-Muhadhab, a lesson in al-Jam’ bayn al-Sahihain, a lesson in Sahih Muslim, a lesson in al-Luma’ of Ibn Junni, a lesson in Islah al-Mantiq of Ibn al-Sikkayit in language, a lesson in Tasrif, a lesson in Usul al-Fiqh, a lesson in Asma al-Rijal and a lesson in Usul al-Din.’

He said, ‘I would record all that would related to the explanation of the difficult, clarification of expressions and precision of language.’

He said, ‘Allah blessed me in my time, busying myself (with knowledge) and helped me with it.’

An Experience with His Seeking to Study Medicine

He said, ‘It occurred to me to study medicine (ilm al-tibb) so I purchased al-Qanun and resolved to study it.  However my heart became darkened and I remained for days unable to busy myself with anything, so I reflected on my matter and from where the intruder had entered upon me.  Allah (Most High) inspired me that its cause was my involvement with medicine (tibb).  I sold immediately that book and removed from my hime all that related to medicine.  After this my heart became enlightened, my state returned back to me and I returned to that which I was upon originally.’

Khatm of Imam Nawawi’s 40 Hadith | Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Abul Huda al-Yaqoubi

The life of Sayyiduna Imam al-Nawawi Rahimahullah

From Imam al Nawawi’s time until now over 200 known commentaries written

–       Concern with the transmission of this book was unparalleled

–       Aspects of biography of Imam Nawawi:

–       One of great reasons for success of this book is related to who compiled it

–       In our history see the extent to which an individual was sincere had a pure intention was concerned for Allah and the good of the community alone is the extent to which a book will have blessing, extent to which it will have constant transmission

–       There have been many short books of Hadith, but there’s something about this book, knowing Imam Nawawi will help with that

–       Imam Nawawi given the title Abu Zakariya (name was Yahya, never married) born in 631 of Hijra in small town outside of Damascus “Nawa”, this man was a shopkeeper lived a simple life known for his piety and honesty

–       Much of what we know is through his father (who outlived his son), Shaykh Afthar one of his greatest student

–       Father mentions one night in Ramadan when Imam Nawawi was 7 years old, small 2 room home, everyone slept in one main room together, Imam Nawawi in middle of the night he woke up and started waking everyone else up yelling do you all see that (27th night of Ramadan) they say what? He says don’t you see it the room is filled with light, father said no one else had seen anything, but he said I knew that my son this 7 year old had seen laylat’al qadr

–       Another indication of who this boy was to become, at age of 10, a Shaykh Yasin al-Murakashi walking in the streets of Nawa see boys playing in the street and they’re all picking on one why don’t you come play with us, and he’s off to the side crying and holding a mushaf and he’s saying I don’t want to play I just want to read the mushaf

  • Shaykh Yasin comes over and finds the boy’s Quran teacher, he tells him pay attention to this boy because he will be someone for the ummah
  • His Quran teacher looks at Shaykh Yasin and says are you an astrologer? Shaykh  Yasin tells him take care of him and asks where his father
  • Shaykh  Yasin goes to Imam Nawawi’s father Sharaf and tells him you need to be concerned about this boy and make sure that he’s taken care of in terms of his learning because he will be someone for this Ummah
  • His father says my son could be someone for this ummah? He sat him in the store and told his son all you do is sit here and memorize the Quran, so Imam Nawawi all he did was memorize
  • After that his father started him in what he could in town of Nawa and took him to the teachers, and when that was exhausted, at age of 19 he takes him to Damascus

–       At 19 they move to Damascus and Imam Nawawi becomes enrolled in a famous school there, school of one of the famous muhaditheen, at that point Imam Nawawi says for the 2 years I was in that madrasa I never slept on my side, I slept leaning back because I wouldn’t allow myself to sleep too much (this was known of Imam Al Bukhari himself as well) because of that in 4 months he memorized Qitab Al-Tarbih a very difficult book in Shafii fiqh, and then spent rest of period memorizing hadith

–       After that he and his father decide they’re going to Hajj, as he leaves Imam Nawawi is taken over by a strong fever, that fever didn’t end until the day of Arafah (took a month just to get to Hajj let alone the journey and he had a fever this whole time) his father said he did not moan or complain once traveling in desert to Hajj with a sever fever, for him it’s sabr that he has that chance

–       When they return from that Hajj, his father said it was like Allah was pouring knowledge down into Imam Nawawi

–       At that point, he would spend the day time in 12 different lessons with Shuyukh, he would use the time in between the classes to walk to the next class to memorize the previous lesson and to look at books that he doesn’t have time to because he’s studying so much

–       He would go home at night and he would write, he would write until he couldn’t write anymore that evening, then he would lean back sleep the athan would come and he’d wake up and the day would start again

–       One of great statements he makes about that time “it came to my mind while I was engaged in all this study, that perhaps I should study some medicine. So I bought Qitab al-Qanoon of Ibn Sina and brought it home and I resolved that I was going to study medicine. So my heart began to darken and days would pass I was unable to do anything so I started thinking what could it be? And then it came to me I was inspired to recognize, it was because I was busying myself with medicine, so I sold the book and I took out of my house any book that was related to medicine and light entered my heart, and I came back to the state I was in before.”

–       People would visit his home (one room attached to the madrasa), and to make room for them to sit he would take books and place them on others, there was nothing else in the house but books,In reality all of those books he had were borrowed from other individuals he didn’t even own them

–       He would eat one meal a day after ishaa, and for the 25 years he was in Damascus was bread sent from his father in Nawa because he was sure it was halal he would have that with some spread, he would have meat once a month, he never ate fruit in those 25 years, he was asked why. Because he wasn’t sure if the fruit was a public trust that was to be first distributed to the poor so he never had fruit

–       He was known as a person that in addition to whatever else he was doing, he would go to the Syrian King ruling at the time and would stand before him the injustices occurring to the point that the king would tell his advisors don’t bring him in front of me I start to shake when he’s around, when he wasn’t able to gain an audience he would write him letters

–       Imam Nawawi would speak truth to power, wrote letter to the king telling him reduce the taxes king wrote him back a letter threatening him severely and Imam Nawawi replies with another letter telling him your threats or actions mean nothing, the next life is where we remain I leave my matter to Allah and Allah will take care of his servants and that the Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him has commanded us that we speak the truth no matter where we are and we fear the blame of no one when we speak the truth

–       Imam Nawawi was there, concerned, and took stands, and this was one letter of many, he is making sure his voice is heard taking a stand and was not silent against wrong

– He was best known for his works in Hadith, Imam al-Nawawi was also the Imam of the later Shafi’i school of Jurisprudence, and widely acknowledged as the intellectual heir to Imam Shafi’i Rahimahullah

–       Shortly before his death, he returned all the books he had borrowed, he visited the graves of his teachers, he went to Jerusalem and made a ziyara to Jerusalem, and then came back to his father’s home in Nawa

–       Shortly before he was about to die, some of people around him said remember us on the day of judgment and he said if I will have a place on that day (he’s not sure) if I have some stature some thing that I can do on that day I promise that I will not enter paradise until all of you do (this was his state)

–       He was told before he was going to die that a number of family and such want to build a dome on his grave marking that this is where he lies and he refused, he said that is not for the likes of me

–       His father called him Muhiy al-Din (the reviver of the religion), Imam Nawawi who always had adab for his father refused the name, he said who am I to give life to the deen the deen lives and I die

–       If you go to the grave of Imam Nawawi today you see a tree which grew from the grave, he refused a dome and Allah built one, the tree emerges out of the little building that’s around the grave

–       In year 676 at the age of 45 Imam Nawawi passed away, the only thing he had left to his name was one thobe, his staff, and his turban, he left behind him numerous works of great importance, the most famous of these being:

al-Arba’un Nabawi (An-Nawawis Forty Hadith)

Riyad as-Salihin

al-Maqasid (al-Nawawi’s Manual of Islam).

Kitab al-Adhkar,

Shar’ Sahih Muslim (he was the first to arrange the sahih of Muslim in the now familiar categories)

A Special thanks to Iman High and Dar al-Hadith for the Information regarding the life of Imam al-Nawawi Rahimahullah


Update –

al-‘Arif Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Nabhan al-Shadhili al-Halabi, may Allah have mercy upon him

al-‘Arif Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Nabhan al-Shadhili al-Halabi, may Allah have mercy upon hims grave Desecrated

The graves of al-‘Arif Billah Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Nabhan al-Shadhili al-Halabi, may Allah have mercy upon him, his wife and son have been desecrated, this happened a few days ago

Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Nabhan Passed away in 1974  and he was no ordinary Scholar but was widely regarded as a Wali and was deeply loved and adored by the scholars of Syria, Iraq and Hijaz. Even the former king of Saudi Arabia, King Faisal called him a king, the King Handed him the keys to enter al-Rawdah al-Sharifah but he refused and said this is not from the etiquette that we have with Sayyiduna Rasul Allah ﷺ and he spent the Day in front of the Rawdah weeping, –

The Shaykh stressed that one must absolutely have love for the `Awliya of Allah. He says that a righteous and an upright man might still nevertheless be in 99% danger of dying on Iman if he does not love the Awliya of Allah. On the contrary, he says that a thief or a drunkard whose heart is filled with the love of the Awliya of Allah will not die except on Tawba due to his affection for Allah’s beloved servants. The Shaykh calls the love of the Awliya – “Wilaya Sughra” (Lesser Sainthood). He also says that the Awliya will intercede for us in our graves. He was also asked about a drunkard who keeps repeating “Ya Abd al-Qadir! and “Ya Rif’ai!”. The shaykh replied that the man will not die except on tawba.

The Shaykh used to be constantly in the presence of Sayyiduna Rasul Allah ﷺ and Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani RadiAllahu Anhu in the state of wakefulness and he was a good friend of al-‘Arif Sayyiduna Shaykh Ahmad al-Harun al-Dimashqi Rahimahullah and Sayyiduna Shaykh Abd Allah Faiz al-Daghestani Rahimahullah

May Allah sanctify his secret and raise his station in Jannah. Amin.

A statement by Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Abul Huda al-Yaqoubi regarding recent events

حول هدم مقامات الأولياء
بيان الشيخ محمد أبو الهدى اليعقوبي

تقوم جماعات مسلحة متعددة في سورية باستغلال ثورة الشعب لفرض عقائد شاذة ومذاهب بعيدة عن اعتقاد أهل السنة تحمل تعصبا بغيضا وغلوّا مَقيتا.
وقد وصل الأمر إلى أن قامت بهدم المقامات التي يحمل أهل السنة في الشام والعراق لأصحابها من الأولياء والعلماءالمحبة والاحترام . لقد فعلوا ذلك بناء على رأي ابن تيمية الذي تتبناه جميع الجماعات السلفية ، وهم يحاولون فرض مذهبه في بلادنا بقوة السلاح ، رغم أن الخلاف بينه وبين علماء عصره من فقهاء المذاهب الأربعة ومن جاء بعدهم إلى يومنا هذا معروف مشهور ، وقد ألفت في الرد على آرائه عشرات المصنفات .
وقد سمعنا أخيرا بتفجير مقام الإمام الجليل محيي الدين يحيى بن شرف النووي صاحب المؤلفات العظيمة في الحديث والفقه الذي تعد مؤلفاته مرجعا لا لأهل الشام فحسب ، بل للمسلمين في كل مكان . وبلغنا قيام هذه الجماعات أمس بهدم ضريح الشيخ محمد النبهان ونبش قبره ، وهو شيخ شيوخ حلب ، وصاحب نهضة إسلامية خرجت العديد من العلماء والدعاة ، ووقفت سدا منيعا أمام الإلحاد ، وكانت أحد أهم دعائم الدعوة الإسلامية في حلب .
إننا ندعو جميع العلماء إلى استنكار هذه الجرائم وخصوصا أولئك الدعاة الذين يصفقون لهذه الجماعات ويفضلون الصمت في مثل هذه المواقف .
إننا نعلن بكل شموخ واعتزاز أننا في سورية نتبع في الفقه المذاهب الأربعة ، وخصوصا مذهب الإمام أبي حنيفة ومذهب الإمام الشافعي ، وفي الاعتقاد مذهب الإمام أبي الحسن الأشعري ومذهب الإمام أبي منصور الماتريدي ، شأننا في ذلك شأن أكثر من مليار ونصف مليار مسلم من أهل السنة في العالم .
ونؤكد أن أهل الشام لا يشركون بالله تعالى شيئا ، ولا يعبدون القبور وإنما يعبدون الله تعالى ، وهم يرون استحباب زيارة القبور ، ويرون جواز التوسل بالأنبياء والأولياء ، كما هو مذهب أهل السنة والجماعة . إننا في سورية نعتقد أن التصوف هو جزء لا يتجزأ من الإسلام وهو علم السلوك للوصول إلى مقام الإحسان بطريق تزكية النفس ، ونفتخر بأن الإمام الغزالي ابتدأ تأليف كتابه الجليل في التصوف (إحياء علوم الدين) وهو مقيم في الجامع الأموي بدمشق . ومما يميز أهل السنة في سورية هو أننا نعظم النبي عليه الصلاة والسلام ونتوسل به ونتبرك بآثاره ونحتفل بمولده الشريف ونقيم مجالس الصلاة والسلام عليه ، ونحب الأولياء والصالحين ونتقرب بهم إلى الله تعالى . وهذا ما استقر العمل به في مذاهب أهل السنة والجماعة وأئمة المسلمين على ذلك .
ونستنكر أي تغيير للدين أو تحريف أو تعصب أو غلو أو ونستنكر هدم المقامات ونشجب ما يجري على أئمة المساجد من اغتيال واعتقال وإساءات من قبل هذه الجماعات التي تدعي الانتساب للسلف زورا وبهتانا ، والسلف الصالحون منهم براء .
وحسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل ، نعم المولى ونعم النصير

Photos of the Maqam of Sayyiduna Imam Abu Zakaria Mohiuddin Yahya Ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi Radi Allah ‘anhu & the Maqam of al-‘Arif Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Nabhan al-Shadhili al-Halabi Rahimahullah

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The Destruction of the Maqam of Sayyiduna Imam al-Nawawi Rahimahullah

The Biography of Sayyiduna Imam al-Nawawi Rahimahullah

Dua by al-‘Arif Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Nabhan al-Shadhili al-Halabi, may Allah have mercy upon him

On the life of  al-‘Arif Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Nabhan al-Shadhili al-Halabi, may Allah have mercy upon him

Posted by: Faqir | November 17, 2014

Shaykh Ghassan Darkal al-Hassani Passes Away

Sayyiduna Shaykh Ghassan Darkal al-Hassani al-Shadhili

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Shaykh Ghassan Darkal al-Hassani has passed away, he was one of the Notable Ulama & he was the Khadim of Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Abd al-Rahman Zayn al-Abideen al-Shaghouri Rahimahullah. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Abd al-Rahman Abideen al-Shaghouri al-Shadhili al-Damishqi

Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Abd al-Rahman Zayn al-Abideen al-Shaghouri al-Hasani al-Shadhili al-Dimashqi Rahimahullah

“To the mercy of Allah, Sayyid Shaykh Ghassan Darkal al-Hassani

We have received with great sadness and sorrow the news of the death of our brother and beloved friend, sheikh Ghassan Darkal. A Great Sufi, a man of Allah, an ascetic, and caller to the way of Allah, and a Sharif. May the mercy of Almighty God’s wrap him and may his soul rest in Paradises. He belonged to the Shadhili order and his father was a disciple of the Great Shaykh Muhammad al-Hashimi, Rahimahullah.

Sheikh Ghassan lived and married in Spain and spoke Spanish and did huge efforts to help Spanish Muslims and several people took shahada at his hands.

He was an example of good character and humility, generous, opened his home to students and took care of foreigners. He accompanied the late Sayyid Shaykh Abdul Rahman al-Shaghouri, Rahimahullah for all his life and benefitted from him.

We extend our condolences to his family especially his sons and his students and to our Shadhili fellows in Syria and around the World. We pray that Allah Almighty grant them patience and fortitude and that Allah end our lives with the best of actions in a state of invocation with our tongues being moist by the Name of Allah.”

– Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, Hafidahullah

إلى رحمة الله تعالى العارف بالله الشيخ غسان دركل رحمه الله

تلقينا ببالغ الحزن والأسى نبأ وفاة أخينا وحبيبنا العالم العامل الداعية الفاضل الصابر الشاكر العابد الذاكر ولي الله العارف بالله الشريف الحسني الشيخ غسان دركل رحمه الله تعالى رحمة واسعة وأسكنه فسيح جنانه. كان فينا نعلم ولا نزكي على الله أحدا صوفيا حقا نشأ في بيت نسب وعلم وولاية على الطريقة الشاذلية فوالده الشيخ وجيه دركل كان مريدا عند العلامة المحقق والعارف المدقق قطب الولاية والإرشاد وإمام الأولياء الزهاد الشيخ محمد بن الهاشمي التلمساني. فنشأ ابنه في هذه الحلقات مريدا وطالب علم ثم اشتغل بالدعوة إلى الله تعالى ورحل إلى بلاد الأندلس (إسبانية) وتزوج بها وانتفع به أهل تلك البلاد فقد تحدث لغتهم وهدى الله على يديه العديد منهم ولازم العارف بالله المرشد الشيخ عبد الرحمن الشاغوري وانتفع به وما زال مستقيما على الذكر والمذاكرة وإقامة الدروس وجمع الطلبة على الله تعالى حتى توفاه الله راضيا مرضيا.
نتقدم بالعزاء إلى آل بيته وأبنائه وإخوانه وطلابه داعين المولى عز وجل أن يرزقهم جميل الصبر وحسن السلوان وأن يجعل فيهم الخير والبركة إلى يوم الدين.

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Posted by: Faqir | November 17, 2014

Shaykh Abd al-Wahhab al-Janabiy Passes Away

Shaykh Abd al-Wahhab al-Janabiy

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Shaykh Abd al-Wahhab al-Janabiy has passed away, he was one of the leading Qaris at the Maqam of Sayyiduna Sayyid Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani RadiAllahu Anhu, and he was the Khadim of Sayyiduna Shaykh Abd al-Karim Mudarris al-Sharazuri Rahimahullah, Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

Shaykh Abd al-Karim al-Sharazuri Rahimahullah

Sayyiduna Shaykh Abd al-Karim Mudarris al-Sharazuri al-Qadri al-Baghdadi Rahimahullah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
قال تعالى: ( كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ وَإِنَّمَا تُوَفَّوْنَ أُجُورَكُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فَمَنْ زُحْزِحَ عَنِ النَّارِ وَأُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ فَقَدْ فَازَ وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ)
’’ إنا لله وإنا اليه راجعون ’’
إنتقل إلى رحمة الله تعالى
فضيلة الشيخ / عبدالوهاب حسين الجنابي
الإمام في جامع الشيخ عبدالقادر الكيلاني رضي الله عنه و
الذي تخرج على يده الكثير من خيرة العلماء في احكام التجويد والتلاوة ومخارج الحروف
رحم الله الفقيد رحمة وأسعه وأسكنه فسيح جناته والهم أهله وذويه الصبر والسلوان.
اللهم اغفر له وأرحمه وأعف عنه.
اللهم أكرم نزله ووسع مدخله وبدّله داراً خيراً من داره وأهلاً خيراً من أهله.
اللهم أغسله بالماء والثلج والبرد ونقه من الذنوب والخطايا كما ينقى الثوب الابيض من الدنس.
اللهم باعد بينه وبين خطاياه كما باعدت بين المشرق والمغرب.
اللهم ثبته بالقول الثابت.
اللهم قه عذاب القبر وعذاب النار.
اللهم أظله بظلك يوم لاظل إلا ظلك.
اللهم أدخله الجنة مع الأبرار.
اللهم الهم أهله وذويه الصبر والسلوان.
اللهم لا تحرمهم أجره ولا تفتنهم بعده.
اللهم وارحم أموات المسلمين وأرحمنا إذا ما صرنا إلى ما صاروا إليه.
اللهم أنت القائل وقولك الحق (أدعوني استجب لكم)
اللهم هذا الدعاء ومنك الإجاب إنك على كل شئِ قدير.
’’ إنا لله وإنا اليه راجعون ’’

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Posted by: Faqir | October 7, 2014

Sayyid Shaykh Nizar al-Khatib al-Husayni Passes Away

Sayyid Shaykh Nizar al-Khatib al-Husayni Passes Away in Damascus

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Sayyid Shaykh Nizar al-Khatib al-Husayni al-Hanafi al-Qadri has passed away at the age of 83 in Damascus, Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

He was Al-Shaykh Nizar ibn al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Shaykh Kamal ibn al-Shaykh Salih ibn al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn al-Shaykh Salih ibn al-‘Allamah al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahim ibn al-Shaykh Muhammad, al-Khatib al-Qadiri al-Hasani al-Hanafi al-Dimashqi.

He was born in 1931 in Damascus, and started his primary studies in the madrasahs (named after): ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Ghafiqi, Abu ‘Ubaydah ibn al-Jarrah, and Tariq ibn Ziyad, and completed the primary studies in 1945, Allah placed a great love for ‘ilm in his heart.

He started attending the halaqahs of Al-Shaykh Salih Farfur in the Umawi masjid in 1948, which whom he studied, among other things: Tafsir al-Nasafi, Al-Risalah al-Qushayriyah, parts of Hashiyah ibn ‘Abidin and Sahih Muslim and Sharh Sahih Muslim (Al-Nawawi) and Ihya Ulum al-Din and Al-Kamil of Al-Mubarrad.
He also studied:

  • Nahw and Nur al-Idah and Maraqi al-Falah in Hanafi fiqh with Al-Shaykh Shu’ayb al-Arna’ut
  • Tajwid with Al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Arna’ut
  • Balaghah with Al-Shaykh Ramzi al-Bizm
  •  ‘Aqidah (Sharh Ibn ‘Abd al-Salah ‘ala al-Jawharah and Tuhfat al-Murid), Nahw (including part of Sharh Ibn Aqil), fara’id [inheritance], Hanafi usul al-fiqh (Al-Manar with the Sharh of Ibn Malak and Usul al Bazdawi with Hashiyah of ‘Abd al-Aziz al-Bukhari) with Al-Shaykh Adib Kallas
  • Hanafi fiqh (part of Al-Ikhtiyar, Al-Hidayah, Maraqi al-Falah with Hashiyah al-Tahtawi), Mustalah al-Hadith (Muqaddimah Ibn al-Salah), Hanafi usul al-fiqh, ‘Aqidah (Al-Musayarah of Ibn al-Humam and its sharh by his student, Al-Musamarah) with Al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi.
  • Hanafi fiqh (Maraqi al-Falah with Hashiyah al-Tahtawi) with Al-Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hamid Kiwan (or Kaywan?)
  • Al-Quran al-Karim with Al-Shaykh Dr. Sa’id al-Hulwani

[This is basically the first half of the translation of the Arabic bio there, all I had time for at the moment. Insha Allah someone could summarize the rest or maybe I can do it soon. Masha Allah, his list of teachers are a who’s who list of great ‘ulama!]

انا لله وانا اليه راجعون
انتقل الى رحمة الله تعالى
العلامة العارف بالله الشيخ محمد نزار الخطيب القادري الحسني الحنفي الدمشقي رحمه الله
الله يرحمه ويجعل مثواه الجنة
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون ولله ما أخذ ولله ما أعطى

الشيخ نزار بن الشيخ محمد بن الشيخ كمال بن الشيخ صالح بن الشيخ عبد الرحمن بن الشيخ صالح بن العلامة الشيخ عبد الرحيم بن الشيخ محمد الخطيب القادري الحسني الحنفي الدمشقي

ولد عام 1931 م في حي القيمرية بدمشق، نشأ في حجر والده تاجر الأقمشة في سوق الحرير، وتعلم العلم الابتدائي في مدارس عبد الرحمن الغافقي في القيمرية ثم أبي عبيدة بن الجراح في زقاق البرغل ثم طارق بن زياد في المهاجرين ونال الابتدائي سنة 1945 م.

ووضع الله تعالى حب الدين في قلبه عن طريق أستاذه جمال العش، فالتحق بحلقة الشيخ صالح فرفور في الأموي سنة 1948 م ،وقرأ على الشيخ شعيب الارناؤوط الدروس النحوية الثاني والثالث، ونور الاضاح ومراقي الفلاح.

وأخذ التجويد على الشيخ عبد القادر الارناؤوط وعلى الشيخ رمزي البزم البلاغة، وعلى الشيخ أديب الكلاس التوحيد. شرح الجوهرة للباجوري ولابن عبد السلام، والدروس النحوية الرابع، وشيء من ابن عقيل على الألفية والفرائض وقرأ على الشيخ عبد الرزاق الحلبي شيء من الاختيار والهداية، ومقدمة ابن الصلاح في الحديث.

كما قرأ بعد ذلك على الشيخ صالح فرفور تفسير النسفي والرسالة القشيرية، وشيء من حاشية ابن عابدين وصحيح مسلم وشرح للنووي، وشيء من أحياء علوم الدين للغزالي، والكامل للمبرد.

وقرأ الأصول على الشيخ عبد الرزاق الحلبي والشيخ أديب الكلاس المنار وشرحه لابن ملك، وأصول البزدوي (الأسرار)، وعليه حاشية للبخاري (عبد

كمت قرأ على الشيخ عبد الرزاق المسامرة والمسايرة في التوحيد، والمراقي وحاشية الطحطاوي.

كما قرأ على الشيخ عبد الحميد كيوان المراقي وحاشية التحطاوي وقرأ القرآن على الشيخ الدكتور سعيد الحلوني.

وبدأ جديا قراءة الحاشية لابن عابدين بعد قراءتها على الشيخ صالح فرفور، على كل من العلماء مفتي الشام الشيخ الطبيب محمد أبي اليسر عابدين ثم الشيخ عبد الرزاق الحلبي ثم الشيخ أديب الكلاس، وكان أكثرها على الشيخ محمد أبي اليسر عابدين وقد كتب عليها الشيخ بخطه على حاشيته أنه بدأ بقراءتها مع الشيخ نزار الخطيب والشيخ أديب الكلاس……ونال منه إجازتين إجازة علمية وإجازة روحية، وكان يحضر معهما الشيخ سعيد الطناطرة، والشماع ،وسامر النص،والسيدة انعام رمضان الحمصي, وأخذ الطريق النقشبندي والقادري والشاذلي من السيد أحمد وهاج الصديقي التيمي مع الشيخ أديب الكلاس، كما أخذ الطريق النقشبندي من الشيخ محمد أبي اليسر عابدين أيضا.

تسلم امامة الأموي من الشيخ بشير الخطيب في 1 رمضان 1961م ،والخطابة في مسجد سنان باشا 1970 م في صفر الخير، وتسلم التدريس من دائرة الفتوى 1969م بعد امتحانه في دار الفتوى ونالة الإجازة بدرجة عالية،وكان له درسا في الأموي والقلبقجية وفي جامع العفيف وله دراسات خاصة، وديوان خطب ،وأبحاث من الفرق بين المذاهب الإسلامية وغير الإسلامية، ولح مكتبة خاصة جمعت أطراف العلوم كتبا وصحافة ومجلات.

وكان والده الذي توفي سنة 1944 م قد ورثه تجارة القماش في محله التجاري في سوق الحمدية سوق الحرير ، وبعد طلبه للعلم أصبح محله قبلة للفتوى.

حج بيت الله الحرام 49 حجة حتى نهاية 2010 م .

كان الشيخ نزار يحضر مع الشيخ ابراهيم اليعقوبي في حلقة الشيخ صالح فرفور، ومع الشيخ سعيد تناطرة ،وأحمد رمضان ، ومحمد القطان ، والسيد عزة الخيمي، والشيخ فكري (مفتي تركيا)

وقرأ على الشيخ شفيق العمري شيئا من القرآن، وأثنى على درسه الشيخ العالم هاشم الخطيب

حين تسلم امامة الشافعي في الأموي ، كان ينزل من المهاجرين إلى الأموي ماشيا يوميا صيفا وشتاء قبل الفجر. ليصلي إماما، ثم يذهب إلى جامع فتحي حيث المدرسة (معهد الفتح الآن)، وكان من كرم الله عليه أن حفظ في الطريق ثلثي القرآن غيبا.

له ترجمة في كتابين الأول كتاب غرر الشام لشيخ عبد العزيز الخطيب ،والثاني كتاب من صلى وأم وخطب ودرس في المسجد الأموي للدكتور حسن الصواف.

A Special Thanks to Sidi Imran Ahmed for the English Translation of the Arabic Biography

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Posted by: Faqir | July 19, 2014

Sayyid Shaykh Ahmad Zafar al-Jilani Passes Away

Sayyid Shaykh Ahmad Zafar al-Jilani Passes Away

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh , We pray this finds everyone well, wrapped in Allah’s mercy and steadfastly travelling the path to eternal felicity, in sha Allah.

Naqib al-Ashraaf  Sayyid Shaykh Ahmad Zafar al-Jilani has Passed Away, he passed away this morning in Baghdad, he was the Custodian of the Mosque and Maqam (Tomb) of Ghawth al-Adham Sayyiduna Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani in Baghdad, Iraq and he was the older brother of the Late Qudwatul Awliya Sayyid Shaykh Tahir Allauddin Al-Qadri Al-Gillani RadiAllahu Anhu.  Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. May He give him to drink from the Basin of His Prophet (alayhi salat wa salam), that he may never thirst thereafter, and may He enter him into the highest gardens of Paradise! Ameen.

The genealogy of  the Naqib al-Ashraaf  is as follows:

Sayyid Shaykh Ahmad Zafar al-Jilani, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Mahmood Hussamu-ud-Din Al-Jilani Al–Qadri Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Said Abd Al-Rahman Al-Jilani Al-Mehadh Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Ali Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Mustafa Al-Qadri,Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Suleman Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Zain-ud-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Muhammad Dervesh Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Hussamm-ud-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Noor-ud-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Wali-id-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Zain-ud-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Sharaf-ud-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Shams-ud-Din Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Muhammad Hattak Al-Qadri, Son of Shaykh Sayyidna Abdul Aziz Al-Qadri, Son of Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh Muhyiuddin Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (radhi allahu ta’ala anhu).

انتقل الى رحمه الله الواسعه السيد احمد الكيلانى متولي الحظره القادريه المشرفه ظهرهداليوم وسيقام مجلس الفاتحه في جامع الشيخ عبدالقادرالكيلاني

Photos of the Late Shaykh, general and family photos

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Meeting Sayyid Shaykh Ahmad Zafar al-Jilani Rahimahullah

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