Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Book VIII: Attributes Leading to Perdition

Habib Ali's talk at RIS: What the World Needs Now is Love

محاضرة اليوم الأول: ما تحتاجه الأمة اليوم هو الحب الحقيقي
صوتية مسموعة - ترجمة الشيخ عبدالكريم يحيى من أمريكا - مع تحيات: إدارة الصفحة
Habib Ali spoke on the topic of "What we need is love, sweet love." He spoke about the centrality of love in the faith of a Muslim and how the perfection of faith is to have love, elaborating on the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad in which he said, upon him be peace, "None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself." Habib Ali explained how love is attained through knowledge of the beloved, and how love can be nurtured through the aide of the intellect, senses, and various acts of worship known to a Muslim, but how its origin lies deep within ourselves. Habib Ali concluded his address by emphasizing the point that the expression of faith through love is not a weakness, as some Muslims have misunderstood it to be and who instead call for sternness and anger. He said that it is through the universal and unconditional love of good for all human beings, regardless of their religion, gender, and ethnicity, that the power of faith resonates

"لو أدرك المؤمن معنى محبة الله ورسوله...

"لو أدرك المؤمن معنى محبة الله ورسوله لوجد أنها الآلة التي بها يتوصل إلى ثمرة الإيمان في الدنيا والآخرة."
الحبيب عمر بن حفيظ

Sunday, December 23, 2012

"We could say using the Islamic vocabulary that the state [as in condition in the modern world] is

"شغلتنا الأدلة عن المدلول"

All the pointers have distracted us from what is being pointed to [the ineffable].

-Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Tim Winter)