Author Archives: Jalali

Last Wednesday of Safar

إِنَّ وَلِيِّيَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ الْكِتَابَ وَهُوَ يَتَوَلَّى الصَّالِحِينَ “Indeed, my protector is Allah, who has sent down the Book; and He is an ally to the righteous.” (7:196) From amongst the traditional practices of the Ahlu-s Sunnah wa-l Jama’a is observing the last Wednesday of Safar with voluntary acts of worship. This is done […]

Salat al-Tasbih al-Mukhtasar

Salat al-Tasbih al-Mukhtasar or “The Shortened Prayer of Glorification” is a mainstay of the savants and saints. They perform this prayer in light of the following hadīth: أَخْبَرَنَا عُبَيْدُ بْنُ وَكِيعِ بْنِ الْجَرَّاحِ، أَخُو سُفْيَانَ بْنِ وَكِيعٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي، عَنْ عِكْرِمَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ، عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي طَلْحَةَ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ […]

Salat al-Istikhara al-Yawmiyya

Salāt al-Istikhāra is not restricted to large decisions or specific matters in one’s life. Rather, one may pray it for the smallest everyday decisions and even for a general seeking of all that is best—making it a momentous means of drawing closer to Allah Most High. Some scholars, including Imām ‘Abd al-Wahhāb al-Sha’rānī (رضي الله […]

Days of Allah – Safar Al-Muzaffar

Day Name Resting Abode 1 ‘Urs Ahmad b. Muhammad Salih al-Rifa’i al-Habbal Bio 1 | Bio 2 Damascus, SY ” ‘Urs Daud Shamsuddin b. Haji Omar al-Libadi urf Haji Daud Bukit Abal Bio Kelantan, MY 2 ‘Urs Shah Yakeek b. Shah Sharafuddin al-Bukhari Bio Jamali Town, Sindh, PK 3 ‘Urs Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad Al-Hakim Al-Naysaburi Bio Nishapur, ” ‘Urs Khwaja Dana Jamaluddin […]

Saints of Singapore

Note: this article is a work-in-progress. Please do bookmark this page and return periodically to check for updates. Saints in Islam are known by the Koranic term Awliya’ Allah or “friends of God”. Allah Most High emphatically declares in the Koran: أَلَا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللَّهِ لَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ – الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَكَانُوا […]