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.
This is a wonderful video clip of Shaykh Habib ‘Ali Jifri, the Yemeni Sufic Imam who embodies the pure Prophetic way, valiantly defending the utilization of “weak” hadith in the Ihya ‘Ulum Ad-Din of the master of the arts and sciences Al-Ghazali. Everyone who loves the Sunnah should take the 10 minutes out of their day and listen to this discourse and pick up on the many jewels found therein of knowledge and of ettiquete, which unfortunately does not hold the same weight through translation.
There are several amazing jewels in this discourse that I took away from this lecture, and feel free to add what you like in the comments:
This is a wonderful lecture by Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi, a descendant of our Prophet Muhammad, on seeking tawassul with our beloved Sayyid and final Prophet Muhammad, Allah’s infinite blessings be upon him!
*This is an open letter so all may benefit*
Dear beloved Sidi Zachary [and all of those who seek to benefit from the following],
Alhamdulillahi Rabbil ‘Alamin for the immense grace of our Lord upon us. We thank Allah, the exalted, for placing the light of faith within us, and allowing us all to see and act upon the light of Ihsan. We also thank Allah for His immense grace in allowing us to have a Shaykh who loves the Sunnah of our beloved Master Prophet Muhammad (‘alayhis salam). He has instructed us that the best of the adhkar are those reported in the Al-Adhkar of Imam An-Nawawi. Thus, here is the du’aa I was sharing with you in the car the other day. It is the du’aa that I told you has transformed much of my inner and outward sight. It is my favorite du’aa and I hope that it becomes one of your most beloved as well.
Sh. Nazim Haqqani says that he saw a vision (?) of the collapse of the arab (and Muslim) countries’ regimes. Interesting video!
So, many of you familiar with the name are probably expecting us to link to a fifty-page refutation of the US’s most prominent voice of Salafism. But the New York Times actually has a brilliantly written article on the man that also delves into the distinctions and even some of the fundamental problems of the Salafi movement in the US and its history — yes, the New York Times. Catch it here.