Shaykh Ahmad Habbal one of the 40 Abdaal gives Ijaza to Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi :
”All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. May the salat and salutations [of Allah] be upon our liege-lord, Muhammad, as well as upon his family and companions, together. As for that which proceeds: Allah has most certainly favoured the ‘people of the prophetic household’ – the Ahl al-Bayt – with a pure attribution to the greatest of beloveds, salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa alihi wa sallam; in the same way, he has chosen the elite from amongst the scholars, in order that they may be inheritors of the Messenger [salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa alihi wa sallam], in terms of guidance and spiritual training. From amongst those who have joined between these two factors (lineage and knowledge) are our son, sayyidi ash-Shaykh al-Muhaddith, the great scholar, as-Sayyid Muhammad al-Ya’qubi, may Allah bless him. He has sought knowledge from his father, and travelled [the path] at his hands, until be became one of the people of knowledge, legal verdicts, spiritual training and guidance. We are witness to his aptitude in tasawwuf and knowledge, as well as his scrupulousness, uprightness and integrity. His father – the great scholar and knower of Allah, the spiritual upbringer and Shaykh, Ibrahim al-Ya’qubi [may Allah have mercy on him] – has authorised him, and so have others. We authorise him in that which his father authorised him, and we counsel Muslims in general and students in specific in the East and West to keep his [spiritual] company, and to take from him. We advise him to have taqwa of Allah, and to make dua for us as well as [the rest of] Muslims, privately. Our last call is ‘all praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the Worlds’.”
About The Abdaal :
The Abdaal, amongst whom the higher category is called Abraar and Awtaad are the deputies of the Qutb or Ghawth who is the main receiver of Allah’s spiritual energy. All others receive spiritual energy through the Qutb. The Abraar and Awtaad are assigned as regional Qutb’s in separate areas of the earth. All are answerable to the Supreme Qutb and to spiritual superiors within the network. The identity of the Qutb is veiled to the world due to the sensitive nature of the job. There is also no need for disclosure of his identity since his work is to filter Allah’s energy into the world. The teachers of Tasawwuf orShaykhs are made apparent and visible in the world, since people need contact with them. One of the Shaykhs may hold one of the positions of Qutb orAbdaal but, again, it is not necessary to disclose this.
About Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi :
About Shaykh Ahmad Habbal Alayhi Rahma :