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Setting Intentions and Knowing the Weight of Prophecy

Setting Intentions and Knowing the Weight of Prophecy Friday, March 13th, 2015 University of Ottawa This is the first class of Walking on the Shore of the Divine taught by Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa.   Notes from one of the students of Walking on the Shore of the Divine. Class One Today I will not address you as my sister and brother, let us speak

Walking on the Shore of the Divine

Walking on the Shore of the Divine

O my soul, come, cast away from fantasy, Dive into this sea of love if you would see With your heart’s eyes wonders known in prophecy. How can we, drops from the sea, return to become one with it? How can we take our realization of Truth from the realm of the abstract to lived awareness, seeing wonders known in prophecy?  It starts by walking the s

Ashura: Rise Above!

Ashura: Rise Above!

Transcript of Shaykh Hamdi's Khuṭbah on ʿAshura 2014ʾ It is remarkable how our predecessors made sacrifices for our sake. They were not selfish. Every generation stands upon the shoulders of these generations that came before it, who made these sacrifices.  We owe it to them to be grateful for what they did, to reflect upon it, to thank God for the

Advice for the Day of Arafah: bite in!

Advice for the Day of Arafah: bite in!

BismIllāh ar-Rahmān ar-Rahīm Assalām ʿalaykum We convey our best wishes and prayers for you, on the auspicious occasion of the First Ten Days of the month of Dhul Hijjah: days of repentance and forgiveness, days which are the anniversary of the Repentance and Forgiveness (Tawba) of our Father Adam, upon whom be peace! Days during which the Pilgrims

The Prophet’s Noble Lineage ﷺ

The Prophet’s Noble Lineage ﷺ

The following are notes taken from the Sidi Hamdi Ben Aissa's class on Our Master Muḥammad ﷺ held every Friday at the Islam Care Centre (312 Lisgar st.) Click here for more information.   Many scholars hold the position that memorizing the Prophetic lineage from ʿAdnān to the Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ was a means to improve the memory of a seeker of

The Etiquettes of Class

The following are the suggested etiquettes and mannerism that we should strive to implement when in a class with a teacher. If you are a regular student to any class of sacred knowledge, these should be practice to one's utmost ability. May Allah grant us the ability to embody these inwardly and outwardly. • Remember to clear your heart from any un

The Prophet’s ﷺ Blessed Saliva

The following are notes taken from the Sidi Hamdi Ben Aissa's class on Our Master Muḥammad ﷺ held every Friday at the Islam Care Centre (312 Lisgar st.) Click here for more information. The following prophetic tradition narrates the story of a young boy with a speech impediment who struggled to pronounce even his own name. It is apparent through th

The concept of enlightenment?

If we are to conceive of enlightenment in Islam, we need to reflect about the meaning of iḥsān (excellence). The following is a collection of works and lectures on the subject. Imām An-Nawawī, by far one of the greatest scholars of Aḥl al-Sunnāh wa-l Jama', compiled, what he thought to be forty prophetic traditions deemed essential to the foundatio

Imām al-Haddād on the Prophet’s ﷺ Succession

The following is an excerpt from the biography of Imām Abdullāh ibn 'Alawi al-Haddād written by Moṣṭafa al-Badawī. Another subject that is so emotionally charged no leading scholar ever escapes being questioned about it is that of the Prophet's ﷺ succession. This was the cause of the splitting of the Muslims early in their history into a sunni majo