Sunday, January 8, 2017

The 32nd Majlis Ratib Jalalia held in Penang | Shaykh Dr Thaika Shuaib


Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah. Feeling really fortunate to have sat in majlis zikir and mawlid led by Shaykh Dr Thaika Shuaib. The event was officially known as 'The 32nd Grand Majlis of Ratib Jalalia'. It was held at the historic Masjid Lebuh Acheh in Penang on 7th January 2017.

Shaykh Dr Thaika Shuaib is a Sufi Master, an Islamic Scholar from South India who is also known as an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and an author. He has been listed among 'The 500 Most Influential Muslim' for 5 years in a row, beginning from 2013. He received his PhD from the Columbia Pacific University, USA.

Shaykh Dr Thaika Shuaib comes from an outstanding family background of renowned Islamic scholars and is said to be a descendant of Sayyidina Abu Bakar (r.a). MashaAllah tabarakallah! I have not known or met anyone who descends from the much-beloved companion of Rasulullah salallah alaihi wasalam. We all know, albeit just having a speck of knowedge of the wonderful good deeds that Sayyidina Abu Bakar r.a. had done for the Prophet pbuh and Islam. We all know about Sayyidina Abu Bakar as a doting sahabi, and here we have his family among us. Subhanallah! 

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When I was at the majlis, I did not forget to say a prayer for some of you readers/friends of this blog who are close to me. You know who you are!

May Allah grant Shaykh Dr Thaika good health and a long life so we could benefit from his presence and guidance. Amin Ya Rabb.

Shaykh Dr Thaika Shuaib at Masjid Lebuh Acheh, Penang
7 Jan 2017

Later today, I intend to visit Shaykh Abdullah Bukhari (Penang's top scholar) InShaAllah. The shaykh will be a guest of honor at an event tonight where Shaykh Dr Thaika Shuaib will give a talk in Tamil. I am going to request Shaykh Abdullah Bukhari to convey my salam to Shaykh Dr Thaika. YaHuuu, wish me luck : )

Mission accomplished, Alhamdulillah!

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