Posted by: Faqir | June 17, 2014

Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Latif al-Farfour al-Hassani Passes Away

Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Latif al-Farfour al-Hassani 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.

Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Latif al-Farfour al-Hassani from Damascus has Passed away, he passed away recently, Shaykh Muhammad is the son of Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Salih Farfour (born in Damascus in 1901 and died 1986)  who was renowned for his piety, knowledge and diligence in the pursuit of educating others who sought knowledge. He founded the famously known institute in Syria known as Al-Fatih (Ma’ad al-Fath al-Islami) in Damascus, graduating students by the thousands as well as a specific branch of the school for females, Shaykh Salih had famous students such as Sayyid Shaykh Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi, Shaykh Adib Kallas, Shaykh ‘Abdur Razzaq al-Halabi, Shaykh Shu’ayb and ‘Abdul Qadir al-Arna’ut, Shaykh Suhayl az-Zabibi, and others. 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.

Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Farfour Rahimahullah

Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Farfour Rahimahullah

Before the news of his passing was verified –

Between veracity and prevarication

Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

I heard that my friend Shaykh Dr. Abdullatif Farfoor died; then people said it was a rumour. So, I wrote this poem in 20 lines; and here is the highlights of it in English:

Enviers claimed I died
But I actually I won the Mercy of Allah (because when someone dies we say rh)

They wish everyday for my death
Yet, I am alive by my praiseworthy deeds (i.e. not by my breath and heartbeat – if if that stops I am still alive)

I am a sun which never eclipsed at any time (so, it will not again)
I am a moon which is safe from waning

I am as firm as a mountain; never worried
The more winds blow the more stable I become

How many a unfortunate persons die everyday
While he is a meaninglessly live and never missed!

And a noble man dies while he is remembrance remains
written forever in the annals of history

If I were ambitious at some point in my life;
Today, I have repented from all my ambitions

I do not fear meeting my lord and I am indeed
ready for it; when its time is due.

The Students of Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Farfour al-Hassani Rahimahullah

The Students of Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Farfour al-Hassani Rahimahullah

The Students of Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Farfour al-Hassani Rahimahullah

Sayyid Shaykh Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi al-Hassani Rahimahullah

Shaykh Muhammad Adib Kallas, Rahimahullah

Shaykh ‘Abdur Razzaq al-Halabi, Rahimahullah

Shaykh Shu’ayb al-Arna’ut, Hafidahullah

Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir al-Arna’ut, Rahimahullah

Shaykh Suhayl az-Zabibi, Rahimahullah

Shaykh Ahmad Ramadan, Hafidahullah

Sayyid Shaykh Nizar al-Khatib al-Hussayni, Rahimahullah

Shaykh Nur al-Din Rahimahullah

Shaykh Sa’id Rahimahullah

Shaykh Fawzi Rahimahullah and many others

amongst his Female Students was the Late Hajjah Amina Adil Rahmatullah Alaiyha, the Wife of the Late Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Nazim ‘Adil al-Haqqani al-Naqshbandi Rahimahullah from Cyprus the Student of Grand Shaykh Abd Allah Faiz al-Daghestani Rahimahullah from Damascus

التعزية بفقيد الشام العلامة الشيخ الدكتور عبد اللطيف الفرفور رحمه الله

الأخ الفاضل الشيخ محمد صالح وإخوانك الكرام ووالدتكم المصونة وإخوان الشيخ المشايخ الفضلاء وتلاميذه النجباء

أحسن الله عزاءكم في درة الشام وفقيد الإسلام ، وجبر مصابكم في هذا العلامة الإمام والأديب الهمام. ورحم الشيخ رحمة واسعة.

يعز علي أنه توفي غريبا عن بلده بعيدا عن أصحابه ، ولكن يؤنسني أن الله تعالى عصمه من الوقوع في الفتنة والتلوث بالنفاق. ولعمري إنها لكرامة له من الله تعالى تحسبُ له.

يعز علي أنه توفي مقهورا يشتكي جور الأقارب ولسع العقارب وعقوق التلاميذ وخيانة الأصحاب، ولكن سلواننا أنه مضى وهو ثابت على طريق العلم لم يغير ولم يبدل، لم تزده الصعاب إلا ثباتا، ولا الشدائد إلا قوة ومضاء.

إن حق الصحبة والأخوة بيني وبين الشيخ يقتضي مني أن أكتب في تأبينه ما هو أوسع من ذلك. فقد كان نادرة الزمان وأعجوبة العصر. ولعمري إنه لمصاب جلل وخطب عظيم نزل بالشام ورمى العلم عن يد واحدة.

لكم منا أصدق العزاء والدعاء ونسأل الله تعالى أن يجعل فيكم الخير والبركة وأن يتغمد الراحل بالرحمة والمغفرة، وأن يمن عليكم بجميل الصبر وحسن السلوان.

وإنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون.

Rare Photos of Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Farfour RadiAllahu Anhu and some of  his many Students

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