Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education

The Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education (NFIE) is a non-profit, tax exempt, religious and educational organization dedicated to serve Islam with a special focus on Tasawwuf(Sufism),

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Shah Shahidullah Faridi (RA) – Abdal Hakim Murad: Paradigms of Leadership -Cambridge Muslim College-11/19/2021

Shah Shahidullah Faridi (RA) – Abdal Hakim Murad: Paradigms of Leadership : 

Cambridge Muslim College-11/19/2021 -  


Hazrat Shah Shahidullah Faridi (1915-1978embraced Islam after reading "Kahful Mahjub" (The Unveiling of the Veiled), the classical treatise on Sufism written by the famous saint Hazrat Ali bin Uthman al HujweriHe left his home in search of a Sufi shaikhIn Indiahe eventually met the Chishti Sabri shaikhSyed Zauqi Shah and pledged allegiance to himAt forty years of agethe responsibilities of spiritual succession were entrusted to himHe lived in Karachi for about thirty years until he died in 1978He was well-known among the local population as a dedicated servant to the common peopleand he died in relative obscurity except in the Sufi community in PakistanHis work has attracted the attention recently of another English Muslim convertTimothy Wintera.k.aAbdal Hakim Murad.

His brotherwho had also read "Kashf'ul Mahjuband had accompanied him in his worldwide spiritual questalso became a Muslim and followed SufismShaykh Faridi's brother is buried within the famed Mausoleum of the Sufi Saint of LahorePakistan - Ali Hajweri - known locally as "Data Sahibor "Data Ganj Baksh."

Shah Shahidullah Faridi was a renowned writer on spiritual mattersand was regarded as having great clarity and insightOne of his most famous books is "Inner Aspects of Faith".

He also compiled Part Two of "Tarbiatul Ushaq" ("The Training of Divine Lovers"), Syed Mohammad Zauqi Shah1425/2004pubA.S.NordeenKuala LumpurISBN 983065185-1

Main source: A brief biography of hispublished recently in Urdu called "Talash e Haqq rudad." by Ahmed Ghazali Shaheedi,printed by MNaeem HashmiSaudabad Malir Colony Karachi

Source: Wikipedia :  https://en-academic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/1229604

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Shaykh Salih al-Ja'fari - The Light of the Al-Azhar - Salawat : "Allah’s prayer upon TaHa, the best And most beautiful of creations."


صلى الله على طه * خير الخلق وأحلاها

وعلى الكرار أبي الكرما * والزهراء وأبناها


Allah’s prayer upon TaHa, the best
And most beautiful of creations.
And upon the brave warrior, father of the noble ones,
And upon al-Zahra and her sons
The best of creation he is, the guide.
He’s the light of the universe.
He gave guidance to all mankind,
The purest, most content of all creations.
The light Allah created and taught
Before all else.
The full moon who veils his light,
Who guides the creations to their Lord
Allahs’ gift and bounty to all,
Allah’s beloved, beloved of all.
The essence of goodness, desired by all,
The happiness of the umma and their refuge
The lizard bore witness to him in truth,
The deer called out to him in speech.
The best of creations will tomorrow be raised,
To the most precious and highest of gardens.
Water gushed forth from his palm,
Giving drink to the army in summer
It quenched the thirst of 1500,
The best and purest of water.
For his Lord he stayed up the nights,
His feet suffering.
He ascended the seven heavens and was given
The best salaat to pray
And he saw paradise and what’s in it.
As well as hell and those in it.
And likewise he saw the Lote-tree,
The best of creations went beyond it!
After the lote-tree he journeyed further,
He saw al-Haqq and he saw lights,
Gabriel had stopped and gone no further:
Go by yourself, oh TaHa!
Shower down your contentment by the thousands, my Lord,
Upon the noble Ahlul Bayt
And upon the companions most just,
They obtained life in paradise
With al-Siddique, Abu Bakr,
Be please, oh Lord, with all goodness
And likewise al-Farooq,
Eternally they were granted nearness to TaHa
With Uthman, martyr of the house,
Be pleased my Lord, oh Forgiving One!
He stayed up the nights with the pious
He was given life in paradise
And with the cousin, and his two sons,
Ali the brave and the two grandsons
The light put his saliva on his eyes,
Thus did the best of creation heal
Forgive my Lord, the one who wrote it and his beloveds,
And he who recites it,
And he who writes it, and he who hears it
On their death let them see TaHa!
(Our shaykh) asks for Your ihsaan,
Hajj and the ziyara of mawlana.
At his rawdah he gives us gifts:
The scent and vision of paradise!

Biography of Shaykh Salih al- Ja'fari (RA):

Friday, October 15, 2021

Mawlid al-Barzanji - Shaykh Mufti Jafar b.Hasan al-Barzanji (RA)- Videos, PDF, Book

1-Mawlid al-Barzanjī (Arabicمولد البرزنجي‎) is the popular name of one of the most important and universally accepted panegyrics of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the Arabic vernacular. The complete title of the work is, “‘Iqd al-Jawhar fī Mawlid al-Nabiy al-Azhar (عقد الجوهر فى مولد النبي الأزهر) – The Jewelled Necklace of the Resplendent Prophet’s Birth”. It is work of the poet and Islamic jurist of the city of Medina Jaʿfar b. Ḥasan al-Barzanjī. Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mawlid_al-Barzanj%C4%AB

2.Introduction to the Mawlid al-Barzanji - Shaykh Faraz Rabbani -Video

https://seekersguidance.org/articles/prophet-muhammad/introduction-mawlid-al-barzanji-shaykh-faraz-rabbani/

3.Mawlid al-Barzanji Recitation with Arabic Script on Screen: Maulid Albarzanji Beserta Teks Arab - Excellent

Video: https://youtu.be/cBgDVziqfGA

4. Mawlid al-Barzanji at the Azzavia Mosque,Cape Town with Talk by Shaykh Seraj Hendricks - Excellent


5. Mawlid al-Barzanji PDF with Arabic Text & English Translation


6.Mawlid al-Barzanji: A Paean on the Blessed Prophet's Birth -Mecca Books





Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore (RA) reciting " Nahnu fi Rawda ( We are present in the Rawda) written by the Great Sage, Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib ( RA)

 

Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore (RA) reciting " Nahnu fi Rawda ( We are present in the Rawda) written by  the Great Sage, Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib ( RA)Poem Written In the Prophet's Rawdha ﷺ, at International Mawlid un Nabi (saws) Conference 2000,UIC,Chicago, Sponsored by Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education (NFIE).www.nfie.com

https://youtu.be/Zx0f2eJxbto

Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore

 Biography: Wikipedia-

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Moore_(poet)

Ecstatic Exchange: His Website

 https://www.ecstaticxchange.com/

Arabic Text by Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib

اللَّامِيَةُ التِي أَنْشَأَهَا تُـجَاهَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لسيدنا الشيخ محمد بن الحبيب 1 نَــحْــنُ فِـي رَوْضَــةِ الــرَّسُـــولِ حُـــضُــــورٌ طَــالِـــبِـــيـــنَ الــرِّضَــى وَحُــسْـــنَ قَـــــبُــــولِ 2 جِـــئْـــنَـــــا يَـا خَــيْـــرَ مَـنْ إِلَـــيْـــهِ الْـــمَــــلَاذُ بِـــانْــــــكِــــــسَــــــــارٍ وَذِلَّــــــــــــةٍ وَذُهُــــــــــــولِ 3 فَـــاسْــأَلِ الــــلَّــــهَ فِــــيــــنَــــا كُــلَّ عِــنَـــايَــــةْ لِـــنَـــنَـــالَ الْــمُــنَـى فِـي وَقْــتِ الْـــحُـــلُـــولِ 4 لَــكَ قَـــدْرٌ عَــظِـــيـــمٌ لَـــيْـــسَ يُـــضَـــاهَــى وَرِسَــــــالَـــــــهْ تَـــــــفُـــــــوقُ كُــــلَّ رَسُــــــــولِ 5 أَنْــتَ بَــــــابُ الْإِلَٰـــــــهِ فِــي كُــلِّ خَــــيْـــــرٍ مَــنْ أَتَــــى فَــــــــازَ بِـالــرِّضَــى وَالْــوصُــــولِ 6 كُــلُّ سِــــرٍّ فِـي الْأَنْـــبِـــيَـــــا قَـــدْ أَتَـــــاهُـــــمْ مِــنْ عُـــلَاكُــــــمْ مُـــــؤَيَّـــــــدًا بِــــنُــــقُــــولِ 7 قَــدْ تَـــشَـــفَّـــعْـــتُ فِـي أُمُـــورِي إِلَٰــــهِـــــي بِــالــــنَّــــبِــــــيِّ الْــمُــشَــفَّـــعِ الْـــمَـــقْـــبُـــولِ 8 كُــلُّ مَــنْ حَــــطَّ رَحْـــــلَــــــهُ بِـــكَـــــرِيــــــمٍ نَـــالَ أَقْــصَــى الْــمُــنَــى وَكُـلَّ الـسُّـــؤُولِ 9 قَــدْ شَــكَــرْنَــــا الْإِلَٰــــــهَ فِـي كُــلِّ وَقْــــــتٍ حَــــيْــــثُ مَـــنَّ بِـــــــزَوْرَةٍ لـــــلِـــــرَّسُـــــــولِ 10 وَكَــــــــذَاكَ لِــكُـــلِّ مَـــنْ فِـــي بَـــــقِـــــيـــــعٍ مِـنْ صِـحَـابٍ كَــذَاكَ نَــسْــلُ الْـــبَـــتُـــولِ 11 وَكَــــــــذَاكَ لِــــــكُــــــلِّ زَوْجٍ وَبِـــــــــنْــــــــتٍ وَابْــنِ مُــنْــجِـي الْأَنَـــامِ يَــــوْمَ الْــحُــلُــولِ 12 وَكَـــــــــذاكَ لِــــكُـــلِّ مَـــنْ فِـــي أُحُــــــــــــدٍ مِـنْ شَــهِـــيــــدٍ كَــذَاكَ عَــــمُّ الــــرَّسُــــولِ 13 قَــدْ طَــلَــبْــنَــــا بِــهِــمْ تَـــمَـــامَ الــسَّـــلَامَـــهْ فِــي مَــــسِــــيـــــرٍ لِأَرْضِــــنَـــــا وَالـــدُّخُـــــولِ 14 وَطَــلَــبْــنَـــا الـــنَّـــجَـــاةَ فِـي يَـــوْمِ حَـــشْـــــرٍ وَسَــــلَامًـــــــا مِـــنْ كُـــلِّ فَـــــظٍّ جَـــــهُــــــولِ 15 رَبِّ صَــــــــلِّ عَــــــلَـــــى الــــــنَّــــــبِــــــيِّ وَآلٍ وَصِــــحَــــــابٍ وَتَــــــــابِـــــــــعٍ بِــــشُــــمُــــــولِ

Source: Dar al-Habib - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPzFxY0zeMI

Nahnu fi Rawda (We Are Present In the Rawda)

“Nahnu fi Rawda” is a beautiful poem written by the great sage Shaykh Muhammad Ibn al-Habib, a Moroccan scholar and the guide of the Darqawi spiritual path. The Rawda, literally a meadow or garden, refers to the blessed resting place of the Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace, where the author composed this piece.

After speaking about being in the presence of the Prophet and what he is seeking, the author says that he has come to the Prophet’s grave in a state of brokenness and dejection, seeking the intercession of the Prophet on the Day of Judgement when he is being resurrected and judged.

The Shaykh continues by speaking of the immense rank of the Prophet Muhammad, so high that even all the other Prophets attained what they know only thought the Prophet Muhammad. He compares him to being the door that leads to Allah, and that he is requesting intercession through him.

He then goes on to say that he is confident that his prayers will be answered, because anyone who comes (literally, everyone who throws down his saddle) in the court of a generous person, will be given everything he seeks.

Then, Shaykh Ibn al-Habi says that he has been thanking Allah every moment for this opportunity to visit the Prophet, as well as his Companions who are buried in Jannat al-Baqi, the graveyard in Medina. He is also thankful to have visited the Prophet’s grandchildren, the descendants of Fatima al-Batool (meaning the one totally devoted to Allah’s worship), the martyrs at the battle of Uhud including Hamzah, the uncle of the Prophet, as well as the Prophet’s son Ibrahim, who he refers to as “the son of the rescuer of humanity on the Resurrection.”

He closes by asking for a safe journey back to his homeland of Morocco, and sends prayers and blessings on the Prophet Muhammad and his family and followers.

Source:https://seekersguidance.org/articles/video/nasheed-hub-nahnu-fi-rawda/

Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Lives of Man by Imam al-Haddad: Introductory Session (1/6) w/ Baraka Blue - 9/22/2021

        Video:https://youtu.be/WOhEIpM8fQI


The Lives of Man :A Guide to the Human States: Before Life, in the World, and After Death This 5 session course covers the famous text by the 11th/17th century sage of Arabia, Imam al-Haddad. Through verses of Quran and Hadith of the Prophet, the text provides a brief but profound overview of the various phases that the soul passes through in its journey from the Divine Presence in the pre-earthly realm, into the life of this world, and through the stages that follow this dunya. This course will cover the foundational teachings of Islam on the soul’s journey, the nature of this world, and the path of the prophets and saintly ones who conveyed the way of peaceful surrender to the Ultimate Reality. It will cover the Quranic and Prophetic descriptions of the realms before and after this world in order that we might attain right relationship to this world and free ourselves of heedlessness and fleeting attachments in order to awaken to that which is Eternal and Absolute and return to Allah in a blessed state. Session 1: Introduction Session 2: The Pre-Earthly Realm: Life Before Conception Session 3: The Dunya: The Lower World Session 4: The Barzakh: The Intermediary Realm Session 5: Yawm al-Qiyama: The Day of Rising Session 6: The Garden, The Fire, The Vision of God & His Overwhelming Mercy From the preface by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad: “No culture since Adam has lived in deeper ignorance of what man truly is: a symmetrical, noble form enshrining a soul, an organ capable of such translucence that it can, when the senses and passions which distract it are stilled, form a window onto that Reality of which this world offers no more than a distorted reflection. For those human beings who have been granted this state of awakening, the real world which they survey is truer than anything they had known here-below. All of us will see the real world, the ākhira, at death. But only the Prophets fully know of it before they die, and hence can warn their contemporaries. The revelations which God gives them, and which they give to mankind, are thus the only sources of meaning and understanding which will ever be available. To hold to them is to cling to a rope let down from God, while to let go is to fall ineluctably into chaos.” No prior knowledge is necessary. All ages and backgrounds are welcome. Taught by Baraka Blue When: Sundays 7pm. Starting 9/26. Where: Rainier Arts Center 3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118 Space is Limited. Register wearewasat.org

The Lives of Man -Book Link

Baraka Blue Biography : https://barakablue.com/about.html

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Purification of the Heart, Signs,Symptoms & Cures of the Spiritual Disease of the Heart , " Marathal al-Qulub" by Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud

Purification of the Heart, Signs,Symptoms & Cures of the Spiritual Disease of the Heart , " Marathal al-Qulub" by Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud

1. Book-English Translation by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

2. Audio Lectures by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

3. Video Lectures by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Suraqah

1.About The Book

https://www.meccabooks.com/372-purification-of-the-heart-signs-symptoms-and-cures-of-the-spiritual-diseases-of-the-heart-9780985565909.html

This present text is based on the poem known as “Matharat al-Qulub,” which offers a means by which spiritual purification can be achieved. It was written by a great scholar, Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud, a brilliant scholar who mastered all of the Islamic sciences, including the inward sciences of the soul.

The spiritual diseases of the heart addressed in this volume include: miserliness, wantonness, hatred, iniquity, envy, ostentation, vanity, fraud, and more. Imam Mawlud directs his attention to each of these diseases, discusses their causes, and offers cures. His teachings imply that purification is a life-long process, not something that is applied once and then forgotten.

Purity of heart never survives a passive relationship. Rather, it requires constant consideration. This book hopes to introduce to readers how that is done.

This book offers an insightful introduction to one of the most ancient of religious concerns: spiritual purification of the heart. It takes the reader through a well-known text from the Muslim tradition, and gives important commentary that is relevant to our day and to people of a variety of religious experiences.

About The Author

Muḥammad Mawlūd was born in the country of Mauritania in approximately the year 1260 Hijra/ 1844 C.E. Mauritania is a desert country with its inhabitants living primarily as nomadic herders and subsistence farmers. Despite the harsh environment that provided very few resources, the Mauritanians were able to establish a sophisticated system of preserving the sacred sciences of Islam. There were specific clans, known as zawāya, in Mauritania that made scholarship their primary focus took every effort to pass on knowledge to each successive generation. It was into one of these families that Muḥammad Mawlūd was born, thus receiving his portion of the Inheritance of the Prophets.

He came from a long line of scholars who were also accomplished authors and religious judges who ran traditional Islamic Universities, known as maḥḍaras2. His father is Qadi Ahmed Fāl the son of Qadi Muhamadhan Fal the son of Qadi al-Amin the son of Qadi al-Mukhtar the son of Qāḍi al-Fa'a Musa. Even though many of his grandfathers were qāḍis, Muḥammad Mawlūd chose not to take that position preferring to spend his time authoring books, specifically focusing on Spirituality (taṣawwuf) and the Arabic language. He is from the family known as the Ya’qūbiyīn who are descendents of Jaʿfar ibn Abī Ṭālib, the cousin of the Prophet Muḥammad. His mother is Maryam bint Muḥammad Mawlūd ibn al-Nāhī was also knowledgable and she was her son’s first teacher. Muḥammad Mawlūd authored many works on what he saw as much needed relevant knowledge. In total, he has authored of 70 works including books, poems and commentaries.

Muḥammad Mawlūd passed away in the year 1323 H/1905 C.E. after experiencing a light sickness that did not last very long. He is buried in the area known as al-ʿArsh, which is 110 km south of the Mauritanian capital city of Nouakchott. He lived a little over 60 years and in that time established a legacy of scholarship through his books and students. The Muslim community, which has benefitted immensely from these and other works of Muḥammad Mawlūd, is forever indebted to him for his selfless work that he dedicated his life to.

About The Translator

Hamza Yusuf (born 1960) is an American Muslim scholar, and is co-founder of Zaytuna College. He is a proponent of classical learning in Islam and has promoted Islamic sciences and classical teaching methodologies throughout the world.

He is an advisor to the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.He also serves as a member of the board of advisors of George Russell's One Nation, a national philanthropic initiative that promotes pluralism and inclusion in America. In addition, he serves as vice-president for the Global Center for Guidance and Renewal, which was founded and is currently presided over by Abdallah bin Bayyah.

He is one of the signatories of A Common Word Between Us and You, an open letter by Islamic scholars to Christian leaders, calling for peace and understanding. The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom reported that "Hamza Yusuf is arguably the west's most influential Islamic scholar."Similarly, The New Yorker magazine reported that Yusuf is "perhaps the most influential Islamic scholar in the Western world".

2. Audio Lectures by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf : Afflictions that assail and control people--such as miserliness, envy, treachery, malice, and arrogance--are examined in a study that discusses the causes and cures of these diseases and reveals how Islamic spirituality deals with spiritual and psychological problems. This exploration of Islamic spirituality delves into the psychological diseases and cure of the heart. Diseases examined include miserliness, envy, hatred, treachery, rancour, malice, ostentation, arrogance, covetousness, lust, and other afflictions that assail people and often control them.

Class 01 - Introduction -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDZgArQs_ps

B. 1 of 2 Purification of the Heart by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - (10.14 Hours) -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KooSaOZpWW4

C. 2 of 2 Purification of the Heart by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf ( 9.15 Hours)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KooSaOZpWW4

3. Video Lectures by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Suraqah 

A. First Session - Purification of the Heart 29 videos 4/25/2020 Playlist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wna4Dav2eQI&list=PLuWczz79ppw2Aj0kQBBzmc4hLlkMxNC8d

B. Second Session- Purification of the Heart : This series covers the the text "Mathara al-Qulub" from Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud. This part of the book details the praiseworthy spiritual qualities that Allah enjoins us to cultivate in our lives. Muslim Community Center of Pittsburg (MCCGP) 4/13/2021- Excellent

Ep.1 :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PGnXzlScWk

PlayList 29 Videos :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wna4Dav2eQI&list=PLuWczz79ppw2Aj0kQBBzmc4hLlkMxNC8d