Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Habib Ali Shaykh Abu Bakar of Tarim at Masjid Muadz bin Jabal Malaysia


Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah, we're indeed blessed to have a special guest from Tarim at the monthly mawlid celebration organized by Darul Murtadza on 3rd May 2013. Masjid Muadz bin Jabal is fast becoming an incredibly significant place of convene for prominent shuyukh and habaib around the world.

Habib Ali Shaykh Abu Bakar of Tarim used to serve as the principal of Darul Mustafa. Being one who's closely associated with Habib Umar bin Hafiz you could see the latter's influence in the manner Habib Ali speaks - concise and sharp, mashaAllah.

He said, as interpreted by Habib Ali Zaenal Abidin Al-Hamid:
Praise be to Allah and salutations be upon the Prophet salallah alaihi wasalam. May Allah accept our gathering and bring us much benefits. When Allah wishes to grant us benefits, He will elevate our rank in akhirah. And when Allah elevates our rank, no one could bring us down.

No one occupies a high position unless he/she occupies a supreme position in akhirah. You are not successful unless you make it to the Heavens. Allah says in the Qur'an, we shall all experience death. When we die, we shall be successful when we receive rewards in akhirah. Success is when Allah saves us. May with the barakah from this majlis Allah will not deny us from entering the heavens because this is a majlis where people acquire knowledge of the religion. Whomever Allah wishes him good, Allah makes him understand the religion.

Anyone who walks on this earth, walks only on two paths, either a heavenly path or the opposite of that. With your breath you either bring yourself closer to the heavens or otherwise. With your speech, you either bring yourself closer to the heavens or otherwise. With your actions, you either bring yourself closer to the heavens or otherwise. With your intention, you either bring yourself closer to the heavens or otherwise. Each one os us can only tread on one path, whether you want it or you don't. Those who are smart would opt for a path to goodness - the path trodden by the Prophet salallah alaihi wasalam - he who is caring and loving. May Allah make us belong with those whom the Prophet loves. May we get closer to the Prophet. May Allah gather us with the Prophet in akhirah. The Prophet touches our hearts so that we would be close to him in akhirah. So that we would think how to get close to him, to find ways to get close to him - he upon whom we pin our hopes, the one we depend on; one whom we miss and long for, and we love mentioning his name. We learn from hadith, he who makes the most salawat to him will be closest to him. Who else would be close to  the Prophet? He who has good akhlak.

May Allah grant us the honor of making plenty of salawat. May Allah beautify our akhlak, our children and our family. Those who have excellent akhlak are loved by Allah, the Prophet and everyone around them. In akhirah he will be raised to the station of ahlul ibadah (pious worshippers) and those who fast and pray. Those who have a good akhlak, even if his amal be little, Allah will grant barakah to his amal. Even if his knowledge is minimal, Allah will grant barakah to his knowledge. And even if his ibadah is negligible i.e reading Quran, sadaqah or siyyam Allah would still grant plenty of barakah to him. Because Allah simply loves anyone with good akhlak.

Allahu a'lam.
May I be forgiven for any errors and omissions.
Pic credit: Darul Murtadza

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