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, January 5, 2022

A Special Conversation with Habib Umar Bin Hafiz after Morocco Tour : Radical Middle Way - 11/12/2011

A Special Conversation with Habib Umar Bin Hafiz after Morocco Tour : Radical Middle Way - 11/12/2011

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Guidance and objectivity are rare commodities to find in people. Habib Umar bin Hafiz, one of the most prominent and respected scholars of our times, is one such individual. A model of prophetic character and tradition, he exerts global influence through his leadership, guidance and active social involvement around the world.

In early 2011, Habib Umar made a groundbreaking journey. His travels, through 3 continents, have been hailed as momentous, reaching out to communities and groups in Europe, North Africa and America. In this remarkable interview, Habib talks about his experiences, gives counsel on how we as Muslims must re-engage with the prophetic traditions.

From Tarim to Granada Documentary رحلة من تريم إلى غرناطة فلم وثائقي

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About This Film: Granada. In Muslim imagination the mere name conjures up images of a magnificent city. A place where science and culture thrived during Europe's dark ages. A place where the streets were lit at night and ornate fountains fed verdant gardens of exquisite beauty. Where a tolerant convivencia brought the Abrahamic faiths together in a most remarkable coexistence. Granada and its iconic Alhambra Palace represents Islam's Andalucian legacy in Europe. Tarim. Nestled in Yemen's Hadhramaut valley, it is a city like no other. A place of spirituality and learning, tended to by the descendents of the Prophet Muhammad himself. From Java to East Africa and beyond, the scholars of Tarim led by their guides - the Habibs - have taken their tradition all over the world establishing a truly global spiritual community dedicated to living and celebrating the sacred. Now the living tradition of Tarim and the glorious legacy of Granada meet for the first time. Habib Umar bin Hafiz travels to Spain, visiting Muslim communities in Madrid and Granada. Accompanied by journalist and commentator Fuad Nahdi and Muslims from the Spain, Yemen and the UK, From Tarim to Granada chronicles a remarkable journey. This is the story of new communities and ancient legacies. Of enduring faith and the burden of history. Of renewing the connection between East and West. Of finding a new convivencia for our times. About Habib Umar bin Hafiz: Habib Umar bin Hafiz is well known for his prophetic lineage and status as one of the most influential traditionalist scholars alive today. His influence through scholarship and preaching is vast in Indonesia and East Africa. Habib Umar founded and runs Dar al Mustafa, a center for traditional Islamic scholarship that currently hosts an array of international students, in Tarim, Yemen. He is among the world's leading Muslim academics and scholars as a signatory of 'A Common Word Between Us and You', a document that builds bridges between the Muslim and Christian community. He is also founder of the NGO Al Rafah Charitable Society which addresses poverty, hunger and lack of sufficient health care that affect areas of rural Yemen.

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 Shaykh Abd al-Hadi al-Kharsa on Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Qadri (RA)

Allamah Shaykh Abdul Hadi al-Kharsah of Damascus, delivers an exclusive talk on Imam Ahmad Raza Khan, on his100th Anniversary . Imam Ahmad Raza Conference took place on Saturday 20th October 2018 at Manchester Central Mosque Victoria Park and organized by Shaykh Monawwar Ateeq. Dar al-Imam Ahmad Raza 10/26/2018

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The Scholars of the Sufis: They are the Genuine Followers of the Salaf: Shaykh Abd al-Hadi Kharsa - Translation by Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad , Published by Sunni Publications

BOOK:The translation and publication of the present book, `Ulama al-Sufiyya Hum al-Salafiyya al-Haqiqiyyun is a welcome event for seekers of spiritual guidance and self-purification in our time. This praiseworthy effort offers to the English-speaking public a contemporary explanation of the immutable principles of Sufism, which are one and the same with the three principles of Religion: submission [islam], faith [iman], and excellence [ihsan]. The book contains Shaykh `Abd al-Hadi s carefully presented anthology of the wisdom of the Sufi masters of old and their summations of doctrine [`aqida] and of the various spiritual diseases and spiritual stations and states of the wayfarer. They were gleaned from the bio-sapiental classics of the genre such as Tabaqat al-Sufiyya, the Luma`, the Risala, the Ihya , and can be found in later works such as Tabaqat al-Awliya and al-Kawakib al-Durriyya fi Tarajim al-Sufiyya. The vehemence of the title shown in the emphatic-exclusive personal pronoun and translatable as The Scholars of the Sufis: [Only] They are the Genuine Followers of the Salaf! is a reminder of the tireless efforts of the last two hundred years of Ahl al-Sunna wal-Jama`a scholarship demonstrating the Islamic orthodoxy of tasawwuf and denouncing the heresy of Wahhabism and pseudo-Salafism. It is its unique gems that make `Ulama al-Sufiyya stand out such as, for example, the title s emphasis on knowledge: it is never about the Sufis at large but about their Gnostics; as for would-be-Sufi [mutasawwif] claimants who are nescient of the Shari`a or not even concerned by it: they are also heretics and completely undesirable no matter how big they grow their beard, turban, jubba, or voice! This is a theme stressed by many of our salaf al-salih [pious predecessors].

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Dealing with Death: Adab of Dying Person & the People around them - Shaykh Yahya Rhodus & Shaykh Faraz Rabbani - Seekers Guidance 3/27/2021

Dealing with Death: Adab of Dying Person & the People around them - Shaykh Yahya Rhodus & Shaykh Faraz Rabbani - Seekers Guidance 3/27/2021

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No one is certain how much time they have in this world. Some of us leave as young people, some are taken in middle age, and others as elders. One truth remains the same, however whenever one's time draws close, it is upon us to act with dignity and observe the best of etiquette. Even as a supportive friend or family member, one has certain etiquettes one needs to observe through this difficult time. Join us for this important seminar in which Shaykh Yahya Rhodus and Shaykh Faraz Rabbani will expound on: - Understanding the decree of Allah Most High - How to have patience when enduring tribulation - Having good conduct in bad times - How supportive friends and family can and should behave before and after the loved one's passing.

Books : 1.Al-Ghazali on the Remembrance Of Death & the Afterlife : Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (TJ Winter)

This is the first English translation of a key section of al-Ghazali’s Revival of the Religious Sciences, (Ihya’ Ulum al-Din), widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality. Its theme is of universal interest: death, and the life to come. After expounding his Sufi philosophy of death, and showing the importance of the contemplation of human morality to the mystical way of self-purification, al-Ghazali's takes his readers through the stages of the future life: the vision of the Angels of the Grave, the Resurrection, the Intercession of the Prophets, and finally, the torments of Hell, the delights of Paradise, and—for the elect—the beatific vision of God’s Countenance. In this new edition, the Islamic Texts Society has included a translation of Imam Ghazali’s own Introduction to the Revival of the Religious Sciences which gives the reasons that caused him to write the work, the structure of the whole of the Revival and places each of the chapters in the context of the others.

2.The Lives of Man: A Guide to the Human States: Before Life, In the World, and After Death by Imam Abdullah Ibn Alawi Al-Haddad - Translated by Mostafa Al Badawi with a Preface by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Myrad ( T.J. Winter)

Based on the Qu’ran and Hadith, in this fascinating book, Imam al-Haddad explains that every human being passes through several “lives:” before conception, life in the world, life in the grave, the Resurrection, and finally, the Garden of the Fire. A complete Muslim must be aware of each of these if he is to be sufficiently prepared for eternal life.

What happens after Death? Who are “Munkar and Nakir?” What will Heaven and Hell be like? What signs should we expect before the day of Judgement? Who is the Dajjal? When will the Mahdi appear?

These and many other questions are answered, on the basis of the Qu’ran and Hadith, in this fascinating book. Imam al-Haddad explains that every human being passes through the “lives:” before conception, life in the world, life in the grave, the Resurrection, and finally, the Garden of the Fire. A complete Muslim must be aware of each of these if he is to be sufficiently prepared for eternal life.

From Timothy Winters preface to the book:

“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.”

Hadith:  Virtue of reciting ‘Allahumma barik fil mawti wa fima ba’dal mawt’ [O Allah! Bless me in death and in the stages after death] twenty five times daily

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded the following narration:

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) once asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), “[Is it correct that] a martyr [shahid] is only one who is killed in the path of Allah? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘ O ‘Aaishah! If that was the case then the martyrs from my ummah will be very minimal, whomsoever says ‘Allahumma barik fil mawti wa fima ba’dal mawt’ twenty five times daily and passes away on his bed, Allah will grant him the reward of a martyr”

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 7672)

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad : The Gift of Death & God's Decree

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Death is certain; a Divine promise that will come true and yet people spend their whole lives trying to avert it. Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad reminds us for the believer, death is not to be feared but rather a gift to be embraced. Those who are content with God’s decree and who work diligently towards meeting Him will neither fear nor grieve.

Upholding the Prophetic Character in a Divided World – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Upholding the Prophetic Character in a Divided World – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

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SA'ADAH in Conjunction with The Radical Middle Way & Islamic Theology Society (ITS) The Prophetic Character should teach us how to rise above individualistic concerns and become global communities of unbound love, mercy and profound tolerance. It is apparent from the plight in many parts of the world today, that there is an absence to the adherence of these lofty Prophetic traits, which has led to much religious and ideological fanaticism. The rise of atheism and violent extremism have both simultaneously damaged the faith of people and led to disillusionment. Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) character and qualities are universal in nature from which humanity should take heed from. Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad eloquently advises the necessity to connect to the timeless message of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and discusses how his character is the remedy to healing our hearts in the spiritual chaos of the modern age.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

"Islam in the New Millennium " Dr.Abdal Hakim Murad ( TimothyJ.Winter )- NFIE Mawlid 1999

"Islam in the New Millennium " Keynote Lecture by Dr.Abdal Hakim Murad ( TimothyJ.Winter ), Lecturer, Islamic Studies,University of Cambridge, Dean Cambridge Muslim College, delivered at International Mawlid un Nabi Conference,July 10,1999, UIC, Chicago.Sponsored by Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education (NFIE)

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Contents: 1. Devotional Poetry - Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore 2. Keynote Lecture - Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad 3. Nasheeds- Imam Senad Agic & Bosnian Nasheed Group 4. Q&A - Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad 5. Devotional Poetry - Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore
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Friday, December 10, 2021

Dr Laurence B. Brown Discusses  his Amazing Journey to Islam & Da'wah (Islamic Invitation) : Blogging Theology - Paul Williams  10/14/2021

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Dr Brown graduated from Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, Brown University Medical School, and George Washington University Hospital residency program. He is a retired Air Force officer, the medical director and chief ophthalmologist of a major eye center in the Middle East, an ordained interfaith minister, and the author of four books of comparative religion. Dr Brown’s most recent book is a novel The Eighth Scroll which draws on the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to create a powerful thriller involving the Dead Sea Scrolls.   My favourite work by Dr Brown is 'The First and Final Commandment: A Search for Truth in Revelation within the Abrahamic Religions' which examines the doctrinal differences between the faiths and how their Scriptures differ. You can purchase all of Dr Brown's books here:

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How I came to Islam: The Amazing Story of Dr. Laurence Brown

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by Meticulously researched, God'ed? The Case for Islam as the Completion of Revelation challenges the most stalwart of theologians. Religious scholar and medical doctor Laurence B. Brown concludes MisGod'ed, his exposé of the shortcomings of Judeo-Christian theology, with God'ed?, which examines the Islamic claim of Muhammad as the foretold final messenger, and the revelation he transmitted, the Qur'an, as the completion of God's revelation to humankind. Together, these two scholarly works differentiate the truth of God's guidance from the falsehoods of human corruption while offering evidence that not only suggests the need for a final, clarifying revelation, but in fact demands it. At last, we have a comprehensive guide to the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and a sensible roadmap by which sincere seekers can navigate their quest for religious truth.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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

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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

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