Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah we were able to attend the weekly majlis ta'lim at Darul Murtadza last night. It's been ages! May Allah forgive us and make us worthy to sit with the pious and those whom He loves.
I learned something new from watching videos of the lessons organized by Darul Murtadza held in March and April 2014. One important piece of information gathered - Murtadza is actually a title conferred upon Saidina Ali karamallahu wajhah. And Saidina Ali as we all know from a hadith of Rasulullah salallah alaihi wasalam is the door to knowledge. The Prophet salallah alaihi wasalam said: I am a city of knowledge and Ali is the bab, the door. Effectively, Saidina Ali is a door through which we could reach the Prophet salallah alaihi wasalam.
We heard for the first time, the meaning of murtadza, from Habib Abdurrahman Ali Mahsyur bin Hafiz of Yemen. If not for him, we would just frequent the majlis taking for granted whatever murtadza means.
May Allah forgive us and grant us more beneficial knowledge as we age. Ameen.
Wish y'all a meaningful weekend.