إِنَّمَا كَانَ قَوْلَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِذَا دُعُوۤاْ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ لِيَحْكُمَ بَيْنَهُمْ أَن يَقُولُواْ سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا وَأُوْلَـٰئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُفْلِحُونَ
The only reply of the (true) believers, when they are summoned to Allah and His messenger that he (the messenger) may judge between them, is that they say, “We listen and obey.” Such people are the successful.
- Tafsir Qur'an An-Nur 51
O son, as the year approaches its end, I wish to state hereby that the best thing that happened to me in 2009 was meeting Shaykh Hisham Kabbani. Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah. I testify that he is one of the warith of anbiya whose words would make one's entire being incapable of objecting but submit - sami'na wa atoqna, we listen and we obey! May you be granted the opportunity to meet such a wonderful and beautiful spirit InshaAllah.
Pic: Shaykh Hisham Kabbani addressing Indonesian crowd Nov 2009
Pic credit: Rifat Ali of Haqqani Fellowship