|Shaykh Ibrahim bin Ismail al-Yaqoubi|
Don't know why....but tonight the mind, rather the heart is filled with thoughts of Shaykh Ibrahim bin Shaykh Ismail al-Yaqoubi.
He and his father were pivot for seekers of truth in Damascus, Syria. So is his son, Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi. His lineage traced back to the founder of Fez, Mulay al-Idris [Subhanallah] right through Sayyidina Hassan the grandson of the Prophet salallah alaihiwasalam.
Born 92 years ago, in 1343 Hijri on the eve of Eidul Adha. [MashaAllah]. Shaykh Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi, according to the Damas Cultural Society page, had studied from so many gurus, so many, just reading their names alone can make you breathless. But imagine this shaykh memorized some 25000 lines of poetry!
"The like of Shaykh Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi is someone who goes around the jewel traders of the country, and takes the most beautiful piece he has, until he has collected the most precious ones." - Shaykh Adib al-Kilas
Sufian at-Thawri said: "When righteous people are mentioned, mercy descends from the heaven onto the earth."
Pray by having mentioned Shaykh Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi here on this space, pray Allah will protect us from harm and keep us in His divine shelter always. Pray Allah will grant us beneficial knowledge, show us the truth as truth and grant us the strength to follow it; and show us falsehood as falsehood and give us the strength to put it aside.