The erudite ‘Allāmah, the noble Shaykh Shukrī ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Alī ibn Ahmad al-Luhafī al-Hanafī is a renowned teacher of Qira’āt, a faqīh (jurist), a linguist, a calligrapher, a poet and an ascetic. He is also the current Shaykh of the Shādhilī-Darqāwī-Hāshimī tarīqa of Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmān al-Shāghūrī (d. 2004), after the passing of Shaykh Mustafā al-Turkmānī (d. 2006), may Allah be pleased with them both.
Shaykh Shukrī was born in the Al-Qanawāt District of Damascus, Syria in 1920 CE (1338 H). He grew up in the care of both his parents. His father worked as a shoemaker and was a wise and extremely tolerant man. His mother was a pious woman descended from Algerians who settled in the Levant (al-Shām). His family originated from the Turkish city of Kalas, near Aleppo.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Inna Llāha wa malã-ikatahū yuṣallūna ʿala n-Nabi; Yã ayyuha llađīna āmanū ṣallū ʿalayhī wa sallimū taslīmā. [Qur'an 33:56]
God and His angels bless the Prophet. O believers, do you also bless him, and pray him peace.
Allāhumma ṣalli ʿala man minhun shaqqatil asrār · Wan falaqatil anwār · Wa fihīrtaqatil ḥaqā-iq · Wa tanazalat ʿulūm Adama fa aʿjazal ḫalā-iq · Wa lahu taḍā-alatil fuhūm · Falam yudrikhu minnā sābiqun wa lā lāḥiq · Fariyaḍul malakūti bi zahri jamālihi mūniqah · Wa ḥiyaḍul jabarūti bi fayḍi anwārihi mutadaffiqah · Wa lā shay-a ilā wa huwa bihi manūṭ · Iđ lawlāl wāsiṭatu lađ-haba kamā qīlal mawsūṭ · Ṣalātan talīqu bika minka ilayhi kamā huwa ahlu · Allāhumma innahu sirrukal jāmiʿud dallu bika ʿalayk · Wa ḥijābukal aʿađ̣̣amul qā-imu laka bayna yadayk · Allāhumma alḥiqnī bi nasabihi wa ḥaqqaqnī bi ḥasabihi · Wa ʿarrafnī iyyahu maʿrifatan aslamu bihā min mawāridil jahl · Wa akraʿu bihā min mawāridil faḍl · Waḥmilnī ʿala sabīlihi ilā ḥaḍratik · Ḥamlān maḥfūfām bi nuṣratik · Wa aqađif bī ʿalāl bāṭili fa admaguhu · Wa zujja bī fī biḥāril Aḥadiyyah · Wanṣulnī min awḥali t-tawḥ̣īd (3) · Wa agriqnī fī ʿayni baḥril Waḥda · Ḥattā lā arā wa lā asmaʿa wa lā ajida wa lā uḥissa illā bihā · Wajʿali Allāhummal ḥijābal aʿđ̣ama ḥayāta rūḥi · Wa rūḥahu sirra ḥaqīqatī · Wa ḥaqīqatahu jāmiʿa ʿawalimī · Bi taḥqīqil ḥaqqal awwal · Ya Āwwalu Ya Āḫiru Ya Ð̣āhiru Ya Bāṭin · Ismaʿ nidā-i bimā samiʿta bihi nidã-a ʿabdika Zakariyã · Wanṣurnī bika lak · Wa ayyidnī bika lak · Wa ajmaʿ baynī wa baynak · Wa ḥul baynī wa bayna gayrik · Allãããh! (3)
The Prophet said “Facilitate and do not make things difficult.”
Commenting on this hadeeth, The Sheikh (Abul Abbas Al-Mursi) said:
“In other words, lead people to Allah and to nothing else. He who leads you to this world has deceived you and he who leads you to good deeds will wear you down. But he who leads you to Allah has counseled you aright.” [Taken from Lataa'if Al-Minan]
Our brothers at Ma’rifah, may Allah continue to bless them with His immense Mercy, have just released a well translated biography of the khalifat of Abul-Hasan Ash-Shadhili, Abul-’Abbas Al-Mursi (radhiya Allahu ‘anhumaa). He was the Shaykh of the famous Ibn ‘Ataa’illah Al-Iskandari and a qutb of his time. Have a read!
In the audio file attached (mp3, part of the Lahore Suhba of 2007), Shaykh Nuh Keller is asked by new mureeds of the Shadhili Tariqah to demonstrate how the Shadhilis do dhikr of the Supreme name:الله Allah.
If you cannot listen to the lecture for whatever reason then here is the upshot: