Saqib Shaami’s older brother, Musharraf Iqbal, died. She was told to excercise patience, and she was to witness a greater return for her unforgettable loss in the form of a son. Within the short space of a year the mother was visited in her dream by Sufi Ghulam Nabi again and he indicated glad tidings of the birth of her son and said “he will be a shining star”. The family was rewarded with the birth of a boy who was named Saqib which means a shining star.
Muhammad Ilyas Qadri is the founder of Dawat-e-Islami in Pakistan. He is commonly known as Ameer-e-Ahle-Sunnat (Leaders of the Sunnis) by his followers. He grew up in a righteous family and soon started to started to deliver speeches in local Mosques.
Dr Mufti Ismail Menk is a leading global Islamic scholar born and raised in Zimbabwe. He completed his Hifdh and Qiraat at a young age whilst also learning Arabic and Urdu and studied under his father. He went on to graduate in Islamic Studies at the University of Madina and became Mufti after extensive study at Darul Uloom Kantharia in Gujarat. Mufti Menk’s work has gained worldwide recognition and he has been named one of “The Top 500 Most Influential…
Dr. Umar Faruq read The Autobiography of Malcolm X which inspired him to embrace Islam in early 1970. In 1972, he altered his field of study and transferred to the University of Chicago, where he studied Arabic and Islamic Studies under Dr. Fazlur Rahman.
As far as a healthy nutritious lifestyle goes, Ramadan is a good opportunity to stop bad food habits and limit what we eat. Fasting relieves and strengthens the digestive system while increasing its efficiency and helps adjust triglyceride levels in the blood. However, because our suhoor and iftaar contain highly calorific foods we in fact reverse any benefit.
Habib Kazim Jafar was born in Yemen and raised as a scholar since his birth. He was taught various Islamic disciplines along with tasawwuf at the Abu Murayyim institute. Travelling in search of knowledge, Habib Kazim found himself at Bayda of Yemen where he studied under many great scholars of this time. Finally he finished his studies by returning to Tarim and started his dawah there.
Habib Ali al-Jifri was born in Jeddah of Saudi Arabia. He currently resides in Abu Dhabi and traces lineage to his ancestors in Tarim and also tracing his lineage back to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. The Shaykh is a prominent student of Habib Umar bin Hafiz and Habib Muhammad al-Haddar and spent many years taking spiritual training from them.
From an early age he studied the sciences of the pure Sacred Law including: the Qur’an, Prophetic Tradition (Hadith), Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Creed (Tawhid), foundations of Sacred Law (Usul al-Fiqh), the various disciplines of the Arabic language, and the knowledge of Spiritual travel from the scholars of Hadramaut. His father was the Mufti of Tarim. He began to teach and invite to Allah when he was 15 years old, while continuing to study and receive lessons.
If this night is truly a blessed night then to dismiss it, is a great loss. However, if it does not hold any significance then to glorify it is an innovation and a deviation from the sunnah of the Messenger of Allāh (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam). The Messenger of Allāh (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said: “Anyone who introduces something into this matter of ours, which is not from it, will have it rejected.” (Bukhārī and Muslim)
He is famously known for his photographic memory and style in relating Quranic Ayah and hadith.