Friday, January 23, 2015

Travel notes of an 'Abid | Great stuffs


Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah.

I do not have a reason not to rejoice today. It's Friday. Feeling good as I have bagged another great book. Alhamdulillah. From my experience, the best part about having negative people haunting you is that, you keep receiving great stuffs, somehow : )

When I was in Penang a couple of weeks ago someone was kind enough to want to arrange interviews with notable solehin including Habib Hassan bin Muhammad bin Salim Al-Attas [Influential scholar and imam of Masjid Ba'Alwi Singapore].

Because time did not permit, we were able to interview only one of them - Shaykh Razak Al-Masri. Shaykh Razak, an Egyptian who has called Malaysia his home since 1996, gave some very good points amid hilarious gesture. He was such a warm and funny person. Look out for the video to be produced by Al-Falah TV, inshaAllah.

Anyway, Allah is ever so fair. Though we missed out on the interview with Habib Hassan, a book written by him about his father Habib Muhammad, arrived at our door. We were planning to ask him about his father, so now with the book (pic below), we can appreciate better his family history, including short biographies of his venerable guru, the who's who in Yemen and also this region. 

The first part of the book lists out some recommended awrad. Some are simple and commonly known but still it's all "heavyweight" prayers because it's practised by the habaib. Since it's Friday, I thought it's worthwhile to post one here for easy reference.

To achieve tranquility of hearts, the book says, we are to recite this at anytime and any number of times we wish.

(Al Mulk: 14)

Should He not know what He created? And He is the Subtle, the Aware.
[Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall]

Should He not know - that He created? And He is the One that understands the finest mysteries (and) is well acquainted (with them).
[Translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali]

Jummah Mubarak!

Travel Notes of an 'Abid
- Biography of Habib Muhammad bin Salem al-'Attas
and the Hadhramis Diaspora
[For sale at Masjid Ba'Alwi Singapore]

I think blogging is equivalent to travel notes because it chronicles one's experience in "travelling" his/her life path. And whenever God-wannabes come by, we say: go get a life. 

Alhamdulillah for more bounties! I think this daily affirmation works very well:
"A lot of money is coming to me today and I deserve it."
: D

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