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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