Posted by: seekerofthesacred | December 11, 2010

The 14th Anniversary: Dar al-Mustafa for the Study of the Islamic Sciences


as-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatuLlah . . .

Dar al-Mustafa’s 14th yearly anniversary recently occured, on Sunday 29th Dhul Hijjah 1431 H. What follows is a recording of the speeches of al-Habib Kazim b. Ja’far as-Saggaf, and al-Habib Husayn b. ‘Abd al-Qadir as-Saggaf [may Allah preserve them both], followed by the speech of al-Habib ‘Umar b. Hafiz hafizahuLlah, the founder of the establishment.

al-Habib Husayn, al-Habib Kazim — Speech in Mp3

Paraphrased Contents of the above speech included:

1) How amazing is the state of the mu’min: the dead benefits the living. Habib Muhammad b. Salim, the shahid, is benefitting us in this gathering. “The niyyah of the mu’min is better than his deed” said the messenger salaLlahu ‘alayhi wa alihi wa sallam. — Habib Husayn

2) The mercy of Allah overwhelms his anger. Allah descends rahamat (mercies) to his servants of all eras, so how must it be for us in this ummah? Allah says: “have taqwa of Allah, and be with the truthful (sadiqin)”, not “be amongst the sadiqin”, because the one who keeps company of these people becomes from the saqidin. The sahabah, who removed the darkness of falsehood, only reached their lofty station through their companionship. Allah says: “men (rijal) who are not distracted by buying and selling from the dhikr of Allah”. Men who are perfect in their qualities, we need them to become affected by them. Habib Muhammad b. Salim was affected by such men, such as Habib Salim b. Hafiz who had many works . . . As for purifying oneself, “he who purifies it (the nafs) has gained felicity” — qur’an. This din is only achieved by purification. Habib praises Habib ‘Ali al-Mash-hur as an amazing faqih (jurist), and Habib ‘Umar as “akhlaq (character), dhawq (taste), batin (inward), sakha, karam (generoisty), taqwa”. He asks: “where is our portion from this?” — al-Habib Kazim

al-Habib ‘Umar b. Hafiz — Speech in Mp3

One of the primary points of the above speech was paraphrased and summarized as follows:

“The eroding of our principles (our dress, our character, our avoidance of TV series and sins, our following of our imams) is a cause for fitnah and wars . . .”

Ponder and Reflect!

Keep me in your duas — was-salam



  1. Thanks and Jazaks are not the same. Jazaks is when one is unable to really thank someone for something so we ask Allah to do it. So from the bottom of my heart sidi: Jazak Allah-u khayran.

    Ya Rabbi wajma’na wa Ahbabal lana
    fi Dari kal Firdawsi Ya Rajwana…


  2. As for: “The eroding of our principles (our dress, our character, our avoidance of TV series and sins, our following of our imams) is a cause for fitnah and wars . . .”

    The brackets were supposed to refer back to “principles”. The list seems a little incoherent because it was taken from an Arabic speech, then summarized; I wished to condense what was being said and at the same time include the specifics.

    Moreover, the dress of women was specifically mentioned, as a major factor. Before I get blamed for being obsessed with dress and women’s issues, this is directly from a shaykh who, I’m sure, you all respect.

    The shaykh gave the occurances in Somalia, Afghanistan and ‘Iraq as examples, specifically.

    It’s an extremely interesting corrolation, ma sha Allah. Once we start adopting western ideas, we look up to them. In ‘Iraq, the southerners were initially happy in inviting the US to topple sadam. Now look at their state, and the fitnah brought about by the US. With afaghanistan, the people still maintained a lot of the values of the shari’ah, and thus their restsitance has remained strong. In fact, the war with afaghanistan is the longest war that the USA has been waging, I believe.

    Another reason for mentioning this was the unrest in yemen, specifcaly mentioned. The shaykh turns everything back to ourselves, because Allah says in reply to those asking about fitnah “say: it is from within yourselves”. Putting our worldview and character in line will mean our actions will naturally follow. Having allegiance to the people of Allah, and their actions i.e. leaving the prohibitions and adorning yourself with good qualities, will mean that your society is less prone to fitnah, and if you are invaded (wal-‘iyadhu biLlah), you’ll be able to deal with it easily.

    Perhaps I got the wrong end of the stick . . .

    The verse mentioned was:

    And was it so, when a disaster smote you, though ye had smitten (them with a disaster) twice (as great), that ye said: How is this? Say (unto them, O Muhammad): It is from yourselves. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.

    sadaq Allah al-‘Adhim!


  3. JazakAllahu Khairan for the translation. Much appreciated. Wise words of Habib Umar as always MashaAllah. May Allah (swt) preserved him and increase his ranks tenfold InshaALlah.

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