Habib Ali al-Jifri Hafidhahullah with The Late Gnostic Shaykh Ahmad Habbal al-Rifai Alayhi Rahma from Damascus!
The Scholar, the Gnostic, Zahid and Friend of Allah, Shaykh Ahmad Habbal Alayhi Rahma from Damascus was a descendant of the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and he was also from the family of the illustrious Qutb Syed Ahmad Rifai Kabir Alayhi Rahma, He was a scholar known for his immense piety and devotion. He was the person who led The gatherings in praise of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and he was over 100 years old and he was still leading the gatherings. Shaykh Ahmad Alayhi Rahma was not an illiterate person with a great affection for the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. He was a true zahid, one who truly knew Allah and a Sufi of the first category. He was granted permission in the Sufi order to guide people but instead he preferred to attach himself to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. Shaykh Ahmad Alayhi Rahma may be distinguished in this day and age from others due to his ‘ibada, Devotion, abstinence, love for the Prophet Muhammad, dhikr, humility and servitude of the people.
A Short account from a Shaykh that met Shaykh Ahmad Habbal Alayhi Rahma:
It is as if I am with the shaykh, Allah have mercy on him, when he would look at us and say, out of mercy and sincerity: Return, my son, to the book of Allah; do not abandon it, and you shall be succesful. Read its letters; safeguard its boundaries (that it sets out); stick to its commands; avoid its prohibitions; persevere in it in the paths you take; make constant your recital of it in the depths of the night; for it is the path to your salvation and the means to your victory. A people never left the book of Allah except that they were disgraced; they never held fast to it save that they were given victory.
Allahumma, return us to your religion beautifully; decree for us in the begining of this year of ours, relief, victory and aid for the people of Syria and their fighters. O Most Generous! Forgive us for our past, O Most Merciful! By your Greatest Name, O Most Generous! There is no power nor might besides with Allah, the Most Immense. Allah is our sufficiency, and what a great sufficiency He is!
al-Fatiha for the Late Shaykh Ahmad Habbal al-Rifai Alayhi Rahma
Speciel thanks to Sayyidi Suleiman Hafidhahullah for the Translation!
Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi Talking About Shaykh Ahmad Habbal Alayhi Rahma:
Footage of Shaykh Ahmad Habbal Alayhi Rahma: