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),

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad : " Meanings of Purity in Islam " - Friday Sermon - Cambridge Central Mosque - 9/17/2021

The Meaning of Purity – Abdal Hakim Murad: Friday Sermon


The Prophet ﷺ said “Purity is half of faith, and the praise of Allah fills the scale. Glorification and praise fill up what is between the heavens and the earth. Prayer is a light, charity is proof, and patience is illumination. The Quran is a proof for you or against you. All people go out early in the morning and sell themselves, either setting themselves free or ruining themselves.” In this Friday Sermon, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad elucidates the meaning of purity in all its forms – from the purity of words and actions to the purity of our body as well as our inward & outward states. --- Donate Generously! https://cambridgecentralmosque.org/do... Find out why we need your help: https://cambridgecentralmosque.org/wh... --- Visit https://cambridgecentralmosque.org​ for News, Events and Announcements from Cambridge Central Mosque. #CambridgeCentralMosque #Cambridge #EcoMosque #Friday #Sermon #JumaKhutbah

Monday, September 6, 2021


The Radiant Light - Sira (biography) of Prophet Muhammad ( Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam)
Excellent YouTubeVideo Lectures by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Suraqah , Imam, Islamic Community Center of Greater Pittsburg.
The Radiant Light: Ep 1- Introducing the Science of Sira

This inaugural class on the sacred biography of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) introduces the science of the Sira by exploring the "Ten Foundations" concerning it, and discusses the importance of learning it and the benefits it has for our faith. It briefly explores the history of the science of the Sira and the various ways the life story of the Prophet has been told.

Beginning June 6, 2021, we are embarking on a journey to study the blessed life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). Join us every Sunday at 1:00 PM for a thought provoking and life enhancing class where we will cover:
- Pre-Islamic Arabia - Miraculous signs prior to the Prophet's birth - His pure family lineage - Birth - Infancy - Youth - Adulthood - Marriage - Beginnings of revelation - Private and Public invitation to God - Dealing with persecution - Building the early community of Muslims We aspire to learn the chronological details of the life of our beloved Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), draw practical lessons for us in the area of spirituality, family, ethics, politics, identity and more, and pay extra close attention to the areas in the Sira that are often misunderstood, whether by Muslims or non-Muslims.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

 Qasidah: "Ataynaka Bil Faqri "- We come to You poor & needy - Arabic with English Translation.

Al Firdaus Ensemble - " Ataynaka Bil Faqri" - Simply Islam Academy, Singapore - 10//22/2020


"Atainaka Bil Faqri" Sholawat Jiharkah - 8/3/2020


"Atainaka Bil Faqri" - 
 Sholihin Bersholawat Bersama Arridwan Dari Syiria - 3/22/2020 - Almarashli Ensemble Video




We come to You poor and needy
Traditional qasida – Author unknown


We come to You poor and needy, o You Selfsufficient
You, who never cease doing us good.
We became used to receive all favours from You,
hoping that (the favours) we used to receive from You will ever continue.

Your unshevelled paupers are driven out of their wits
by love for You, the ultimate end (desire).
For there is none like You in  richness and selfsufficiency,
and in poverty and neediness there is none like our lot.

We see You revealed in every thing
while we have no share in any thing.
If You were in all circumstances with me
I would not need to take provisions with me (for may travel).

I concealed Your name out of jealousy1,
here I go camouflaging along curved and steep mountain tracks2
For You are the al-Haqq, none but You
If only I knew (the meaning of) "I"!
 
O Lord send blessings upon the Chosen One,
blessings that will make for safety for us.
O Lord send blessings over the Chosen One,
blessings that will serve as a cure for us.


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[1] the way Arabs would conceal the name of their women out of jealousy
[2] i.e. using hints and metaphors when speaking of the beloved

Friday, August 27, 2021

 Qasidah Burdah : Al Firdaus Ensemble - SimplyIslam.Sg - 7/7/2019

https://www.facebook.com/simplyislam.sg/videos/1262727250757564/

“How generous the creation of a Prophet Adorned with excellent character! So graced with beauty, and radiant face.” – The Burda, Al-Firdaus Ensemble

Al-Firdaus Ensemble’s songs are always an ode to the Best of all Creation. The Burda continues along that thread. It is perhaps apt that we ruminate over these lyrics in this blessed month of Rabiulawal, as we seek to learn and remember our Beloved Prophet Muhammad, Allah’s Peace and Blessings be Upon Him, in greater debt.

The Burda
Verses from Imam al-Busiri´s 13th century poem.
O my Lord, bless and grant peace always and forever
Upon Your beloved one, the Best of all Creation

O Lord, pour your blessings upon Muhammad and upon
Our Masters, his family and his noble Companions

I beg Allah´s forgiveness for saying things I do not do,
As though I were ascribing progeny to one who was barren

I ordered you to be good, but then didn´t heed my own advice,
I was not myself upright, so what of my telling you, ´Be upright!`

Chorus

How generous the creation of a Prophet
Adorned with excellent character!
So graced with beauty, and radiant face

Chorus

O Messenger of Allah, your great rank
Will not be lessened by my petition,
If the Generous One appears as the Avenger

For surely this world and its companion the Next
Are from your generosity,
And part of your knowledge
Is knowledge of the Preserved Tablet and of the Pen

Verses from the Dua al Nasri by the 17th century Morrocan Sheikh, Muhammad bin Nasir

O the One to whose mercy we flee
O the One in whom the needy take refuge
O the One whose pardon is near, the Master of pardon,
O the One who answers the prayers of all that call on Him
In You, we seek relief, O Helper of the weak!
You are sufficient for us, O Lord!
There is nothing more majestic than the greatness of your power,
And nothing more forceful than the might of your rule

Bless and grant peace, O our Lord, to the one who is a mercy and cure for all creation
And upon the family and Companions together, to the number of stars which have adorned the firmament
Bless and grant peace O Lord to the one who is a mercy and cure for all creation
And upon his family the most honourable of people
And upon his companions, grant Your contentment and praise

Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah our Master!
Allah, Allah, Allah, treat me with your favour!

https://www.facebook.com/simplyislam.sg/videos/1262727250757564/

Friday, July 23, 2021

 Al FIRDAUS ENSEMBLE 2nd Concert on Eid al-Fitr - May 3, 2021

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/SQUwFjMRzy0

Video Contents with English Translation: Audio & Video is Excellent Quality

1. Quranic Recitation -Surah An-Nur Verse 24:35 - Ayah an-Nur

  1. Allaahu noorus samaawaati wal ard; masalu noorihee kamishkaatin feehaa misbaah; almisbaahu fee zujaajatin azzujaajatu ka annahaa kawkabun durriyyuny yooqadu min shajaratim mubaarakatin zaitoonatil laa shariqiyyatinw wa laa gharbiyyatiny yakaadu zaituhaa yudeee'u wa law lam tamsashu naar; noorun 'alaa noor; yahdil laahu linoorihee mai yashaaa'; wa yadribul laahul amsaala linnaas; wallaahu bikulli shai'in Aleem

  2. Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth.
    The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp,
    The lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star,
    Lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree,
    Neither of the east nor of the west,
    Whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire.
    Light upon light.
    Allah guides to His light whom He wills.
    And Allah presents examples for the people,
    and Allah is Knowing of all things.
2. Ya Rahman Ya Rahim Irhamna

3.  Talama Ashku Gharami: 

Talama ashku gharami ya Nur al-wujood
How long I have longed for you,  O Light of existence.
Talama ashku gharami ya Nur al-wujood
How long I have ached with this unrequited love, O Light of existence.
Wa unadi ya Tihami ya ma’dinal jood
Calling out, O Tihami, O spring-source of all kindness
Wa unadi ya Tihami ya ma’dinal jood
Calling out to you, O Tihami, O generous source of all good

Munyati aqsa marami ahdha bish-shuhood
My aspiration, my deepest desire, is to reach the station of witnessing, and be in your presence
Munyati aqsa marami ahdha bish-shuhood
My aspiration, my deepest desire, is to reach the station of witnessing, and be in your presence
Wa ara babas-salaami ya Zaki l-judood
And to see the Gate of Peace before me, O Purest of Ancestors

Ya Tirazal kawni inni ‘aashiq mustahaam
O you, you are the embroidery that ornaments the entire universe,
Ya Tirazal kawni inni ‘aashiq mustahaam
O you, you are the embroidery that ornaments the entire universe,
Inni ‘aashiq mustahaam

And I, I am enraptured by you, lost in passion
Mughramun wal-madhu fanni ya Badr at-tamaam
Lovesick!  The only art I can offer is my praise, O Full Moon of Perfection!
Mughramun wal-madhu fanni ya Badr at-tamaam
Lovesick!  The only art I can offer is my praise, O Full Moon of Perfection!

Isrif il-a’araada ‘anni, adnanil gharaam
Remove the barrier from between us, I am completely spent by this longing
Isrif il-a’araada ‘anni, adnanil gharaam
Remove the barrier from between us, I am completely spent by this longing
Fika qad ahsantu thanni ya Sam il-‘uhood
I am putting my full trust in you, Beloved, you who is loyal to all his promises, that you will respond with everything I wish for

Ya Siraj al-Owliaa-i ya A’al il-janaab
O Lantern of the Friends of God, O Highest of Highnesses
Ya Siraj al-Owliaa-i ya A’al il-janaab
O Lantern of the Friends of God, O Highest of Highnesses
Ya Imaamal atqiyaa-i, inna qalbi thaab
O Imam of those who live fully aware of their Lord, truly my heart has meltedWa alayk Allahu salla, Rabbi Thul jalaal

Peace be upon you from God, my Lord, Owner of Honor and Splendor!
Wa alayk Allahu salla, Rabbi Thul jalaal
Peace be upon you from God, my Lord, Owner of Honor and Splendor!
Yakfi ya nur al-ahillah inna hajri taal
I can’t bear it anymore, O Light of all the crescent moons: my separation from you has gone on far too long
Yakfi ya nur al-ahillah inna hajri taal
Say: it’s enough now – O Light of all the crescent moons; grant me release. My separation from you has gone on too long
Sayyidi, al ‘umra walla
My Master, I’ve become old
Jud bil-wasli, jud
Out of your goodness, grant me – grant me the union I seek! 

4.Ya Imama ʹr-Rusli/Oh Leader of Messengers

Ya Imama ʹr-Rusli ya sanadi anta baʿda ʹl-Lahi muʿtamadi
Fa-bi-dunyaya wa-akhirati ya Rasulallahi khud biyadi
Qasamn bin-najmi ḥina hawa ma ʹlmuʿafa wa ʹs-saqimu sawa
Fakhlaʿil kawnaini ʿanka siwa ḥubbi mawla ʹlʿurbi wa ʹlʿajami
Sayyidu ʹs-sadati min muḍaru ghawthu ahli ʹl-badwi wa ʹl-ḥaḍari
ṣaḥibu ʹl-Ayati wa ʹs-suwari manbaʿu ʹl-Aḥkami wa ʹl-ḥikami
Qamarun ṫabat sariratuhu wa sajayahu wa siratuhu
ṣafwatu ʹl-Bari wa khayratuhu ʿidlu ahli ʹl-ḥilli wa ʹl-ḥarami
Ma raʹat ʿainun wa laisa tara mitha ṫaha fi ʹlwara bashara
Khair man massa ʹth-thara athara ṫahiru ʹl-akhlaqi wa ʹsh-shiyami

O leader of Prophets

O leader of all Prophets, o you my Support,
You are the door to Allah, the one on whom I rely.

O Messenger of Allah, take me by my hand.
An oath was sworn "By the star when it declines"

Good health and sickness are not alike.
So divest yourself of the two universes, except for

Love for the Master of the Arabs and non-Arabs.
He is the Master of Masters, from the people of Mudar,

The great helper of the people of desert and cities,
He was given signs (ayat) and Suras,

He is the source of wisdom and Sacred Law.
Like a moon, good and wholesome is his heart,

He is the most pure and and select of all people,
A righteous witness for people of right and wrong.

In this my dunya and in my afterlife,
his character and his way of life.

No eye has seen, or ever will see,
A human being the like of TaHa.

He is the best who ever left traces on earth,
Pure in character and noble personal traits.

5.Qasiah Muhammadiyya

Mawlaya salli wa sallim daiman Abadan
‘Ala habibika Khayril khalqi kullihimi

Muhammadun tāju rusliLlāhi qātibatan
Muhammad is exclusively the crown of all Allah’s messengers

Muhammadun sādiqul aqwāli wal kalimi
Muhammad is true in speech and sayings

Muhammadun ashrāful ‘arābi wal ajami
Muhammad is the noblest of Arabs and non-Arabs

Muhammadun khairo man yamshī ‘alā qadami
Muhammad is the best of those who walk upon legs

Muhammadun sāhibul ihsāni wal karami
Muhammad is a possessor of beneficence and generosity

Muhammadun bāsitul ma’rū jafi jāmi u hu
Muhammad is a spreader of good and its gatherer

Muhammadun sādiqul aqwāli wal kalimi
Muhammad is true in speech and sayings

Muhammadun t’ayyibul akhlāqi washshiyami
Muhammad is of pleasant character and disposition

Muhammadun thābitul mīthāqi hāfizuhu
Muhammad is an upholder and protector of covenants

Muhammadun lam yadhal nūran minal qidami
Muhammad’s light has not disappeared since the beginning of time

Muhammadun ruwiyat binnūri tīnatuhu
Muhammad’s natural substance was quenched with divine noor

Muhmmadun ma’dinul in‘āmi wal hikami
Muhammad is the source of benefaction and wisdom

Muhammadun hākimum bil ‘adli zhur sharafin
Muhammad is a an upright judge, possessing honour

Muhammadun khairu ruslil Lāhi kullihimi
Muhammad is exclusively the best of Allah’s messengers

Muhammadun khairu khalqil Lāhi min mudarin
Muhammad is the best of Allah’s creation, from Mudar(Arabs)

Muhammadun mujmilan haqan ‘alā ‘alami
Muhammad is moderate and decent, befitting of a noble

Muhammadun dīnuhu haqqun nadīnu bihi
Muhammad’s creed is a truth that we profess and adhere to

Muhammadun shukruhu farzun ‘alāl umami
Muhammad’s praise is obligatory upon all the nations

Muhammadun zikruhu rawhun lianfusinā
Muhammad’s remembrance is a respite for our souls

Muhammadun kāshiful ghummāti waz zulami
Muhammad is a remover of afflictions and darkness

Muhammadun dhīnatud dunyā wa bahjatuhā
Muhammad is the beauty and adornment of this world

Muhammadun sāghahur rahmanu binni‘a mi
Muhammad is the one who the Most Merciful created full of benefits

Muhammadun s’ayyidun tābat manāqibuhu
Muhammad is a master, and his virtues are pleasant

Muhammadun tāhirum min sā i rit tuhami
Muhammad is unblemished from all evil suspicions

Muhammadun safwatul bārī wa khiyaratuhu
Muhammad is the Creator’s best and elite

Muhammadun jāruhu wal Lāhi lam yudami
Muhammad never brought evil to his neighbour, by Allah I swear

Muhammadun dāhikun liddaīfi mukrimahu
Muhammad is cheerful and hospitable to his guest

Muhammadun jā a bil a yātil wal hikami
Muhammad came with Qur’anic verses and multiple wisdoms

Muhammadun tābabid dunyā bibi’thatihi
Muhammad’s emergence caused the world to become delightful

Muhammadun nūruhul hādī minaz zulami
Muhammad’s Noor is a guide out of darkness

Muhammadun yawma ba’thin nāsi shāfi u nā
Muhammad is our intercessor on the day when humankind is resurrected

Muhammadun khātamun lirrusli kullihimi
Muhammad is the seal of every single last one of the messengers

Muhammadun qā i mum liLāhi dhur himamin
Muhammad is dedicated to Allah, endowed with ambitions

Mawlaya salli wa sallim daiman Abadan
‘Ala habibika Khayril khalqi kullihimi

6. Madha Morisco

Ya habibi ya Muhammad
O my beloved, O Muhammad

Wa-alssalatu ala Muhammad
May prayers and blessings be upon Muhammad

Debuwes de la loor a min senor ensalsado
After praising my exalted Lord

Farre alssala sobre alnnabi onrrado
I shall bestow my blessings upon the honorable Prophet

Alssala siyenbere seya alturado

May prayers and blessings always be raised

Sobre nuwestoro alnnabi Muhammad

Upon our Prophet Muhammad

Ya habibi ya Muhammad

O my beloved, O Muhammad

Wa-alssalatu ala Muhammad

May prayers and blessings be upon Muhammad

Alssala ke seya esbandesido

May prayers and blessings be widespread

Ensiyelos i-yen tiyerras seya oyido

And heard in the heavens and the earth

Porque a nosotros seya meresido

So that we may deserve it

E ayamos el-amor de Muhammad

And find the love of Muhammad

Ya habibi ya Muhammad

O my beloved O Muhammad

Wa-alssaltu ala Muhammad

May prayers and blessings be upon Muhammad

Alssalaes ke no se puwedan kontar

Prayers that cannot be enumerated

Mas son ke la pulubiya i las arenas de la mar

For they are more than the rain and the sands of the sea

Porque bodamos biyen entarar

So that we may enter well

En la roghariya de Muhammad

In supplication of Muhammad

Ya habibi ya Muhammad

O my beloved, O Muhammad

Wa-alssalatu ala Muhammad

May prayers and blessings be upon Muhammad

No podiriyan todos los korasones

All hearts cannot

Lonparar todas las bendisiyones

Name all the benedictions

Ni kontar las donasiyones

Nor count the gifts

Ke fuweron dadas a Muhammad

That were bestowed upon Muhammad

Ya habibi ya Muhammad

O my beloved, O Muhammad

Wa-alssalatu ala Muhammad

May prayers and blessings be upon Muhammad

Diso el senyor de la gharandiya

The Lord of Greatness said

No kiriyariya a noche ni diya

That He would not create night or day

Ni eskuredad ni luz no abriya

Nor darkness or light

Sino por el gharande amor de Muhammad

Had it not been for the great love of Muhammad

Ya habibi ya Muhammad

O my beloved, O Muhammad

Wa-alssalatu ala Muhammad

May prayers and blessings be upon Muhammad

Ni aljanna ni jahannam no terniya

There would be neither Paradise nor Hell

Ni al-‘arshi ni alkursi no fariya

Nor Divine Throne

Ni siyels ni tieyrras no abriya

Nor Heaven nor Earth

Sino por la onnor de Muhammad

Had it not been for the honor of Muhammad

Ya habibi ya Muhammad

O my beloved O Muhammad

Wa al-ssalatu ala Muhammad

May prayers and blessings be upon Muhammad

6 Fiyyashiya

A humble slave am I of an almighty Lord.
No work is too hard for that One who’s adored.

But though I’m a beggar who cannot afford
To claim any strength, sure and strong is my Lord.

He says, where He wills, when He wishes a thing,
just “Be”, and it is, by the might of a King.

The ruler whose edicts and wise rulings bring
All blessings and grace by the might of a King.

I haven’t got the force,
No strength between my sides
Why feel such remorse
when the Maker provides?

I haven’t got the force,
No strength between my sides
Why feel such remorse
when the Maker provides?

Ana ‘abdu Rabbī lahū qudratun
A humble slave am I of an almighty Lord.

Yahūnu bihā kullu ’amrin ‘asīr
No work is too hard for that One who’s adored.

Fa-’in kuntu ‘abdan ḍa‘īfa l-quwā
But though I’m a beggar who cannot afford

Fa-Rabbī ‘alā kulli shay’in qadīr
To claim any strength, sure and strong is my Lord.

Minnī ash ‘alayā wa ana ‘abadun mamlūk
I’m but a humble slave, what should I worry about?

Wa-l-’ashyā’ maqaḍīya mā fi t-taḥqīqi shukūk
All affairs are ordained, of this there is no doubt

Rabbī nāẓir fiyā wa ana naẓarī matrūk
My Lord sees everything, while my sight leaves much out

Fi l-’arḥām wa l-’aḥshā’ min nuṭfa ṣawwaranī
In the womb, He formed me from a drop

Ana mā lī fiyāsh, ash ‘alayā minnī
I haven’t got the force, No strength between my sides

Aqliq mir-rizqī lāsh, wa-l-Khāliq yarzuqnī
Why feel such remorse when the Maker provides?

Allāhumma ṣalli ‘ala l-Muṣṭafā, ḥabībnā Muḥammad ‘alayhi s-salām
O Allah, send your blessings on The Chosen One
Our beloved Muhammad, Peace be upon him

I’m safe in the shade of his all-knowing height
And no strength have I — His all power and might.

So glory to God, his bounty shining bright,
All gratitude and praise are His due and His right.

He says, where He wills, when He wishes a thing,
just “Be”, and it is, by the might of a King.

The ruler whose edicts and wise rulings bring
All blessings and grace by the might of a King.