March 2012

قصيدة في مدح الإمام أبي الحسن الشاذلي وبيان أصول طريقته
نظم الشيخ محمد أبو الهدى اليعقوبي
ألحان وأداء الأستاذ محمود غفير مع فرقة البراعم

Qasida dedicated to Imam Abul Hasan al-Shadhili d. 656 AH
Composed by Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi
Performed by Ustadh Mahmud Ghafir and his band

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, and the escalating political situation in Syria, Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi is unable to travel to the UK for the proposed tour in a few weeks. The tour will be postponed until further notice. Any further updates will be posted as soon as possible.
Please accept the event team’s sincerest apologies to everyone who made arrangements and travel plans, particularly to individuals intending to travel from abroad.

On disciples
By sh. Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi
Sayyiduna shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani was asked with exclamation, “Your students are not the same; some are good and some are bad!”
He answered, “the good is for us and we are for the bad”, meaning that we benefit from the good disciples and we benefit the bad ones.
This means that the good ones who are ready for the Divine treasures will take from us to fill in their vessels so they are for us. The friends of Allah look for their heirs as an owner of a jewel looks for a safe box for it. As for the bad ones, they are here in order for us to empty in their vessels of all impurities; they could not do it by themselves. We take from these something and give those something.
In another way, people with bad behaviour join the sufi way and accompany shaykhs to find a way to repent and get rid of their sins and bad habits. Good people join the sufi way in order to reach higher spiritual states and attain ma’rifa. Therefore, no one should complain if they see brothers or sisters misbehaving at each other or even around the shaykh; if they do not make mistakes they will not be corrected. They are around us in order to help them. In the same way, good murids should not complain about misbehaviour of other murids; they should help them improve.
What a great source of wisdom are the words of sayyiduna shaykh Abdul Qadir may Allah allow us to benefit from him and his works.

An Urgent Call to pray for the people of Homs
Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi
The city of Homs in Syria, where Sayyiduna Khaled Ibn AL-Waleed is buried, is being invaded by the the Army of the Syrian regime and brutal unprecedented genocides are being perpetrated with dozens being not only shot but also slaughtered like sheep in an attempts to take revenge on sunni civilians. Several other towns are being attacked or under siege.
We urge people to make special du’a for the victory of the Syrian people and their relief. May Allah reward you all. It is the least one can do to help and support your brothers in the blessed land of Shaam.