Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah, it's almost midnight, almost monday, I just got home from Habib Umar's majlis, the last one for me (and many of us) since the one at Al-Jenderam scheduled on wednesday has been cancelled because Habib will be leaving for Yemen that day InshaAllah.
The first thing I wanted to do as I got home was to finish up the post on Habib Umar's tausiyah yesterday evening. It's heavy going so I paused at page 4 of my notes. There are 15 pages altogether mind you. Alas... am too tired physically and mentally, hence this interlude.
Habib's tausiyah tonight is as lengthy and as overwhelming as ever. Overwhelming to listen to and to jot down the points. He spoke real fast. So did the interpreter. But kudos to Habib Ali Zainal Abidin, his interpretations have always been crisp and clear, MashaAllah excellent.
At Al-Falah mosque tonight, Habib Umar talked about the importance of making one's house alive and lively with Qur'an recitals and zikr. And to emulate Imam Al-Haddad's habit in qiyamulail.
In the middle of the majlis I was greeted by a stranger who sat next to me, who thought I looked familiar. Clueless, I smiled sheepishly. She then asked, 'Err.. are you a blogger?' It's Lisan Al-Din isn't it?' MashaAllah MashaAllah! Thank you sister Rahima! Know that I appreciate your words of encouragement. I shall keep writing, InshaAllah, bi-iznillah. Also know that I was quietly admiring you as a mother of 3 (or is it 4) growing boys. MashaAllah. I pray your boys will grow up to be soleh and blessed with yaqin. As we learned from the tausiyah of Habib Umar, Imam Al Haddad placed a strong emphasis on such trait. That we have to have yaqin before we solat, fast, pay zakat, anything and everything. Imam Al Haddad once said: 'I do not care if there is not a single drop of rain or if no plants could grow and people are in need of food. I will not worry because Allah says: "There is not a crawling (creature) on the earth whose provision is not by Allah.”