Category Archives: Awliya Allah

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 […]


bismi Llah wa-l hamdu li-Llah, wa-s salatu wa-s salamu ‘ala rasuli Llah, wa ‘ala alihi wa sahbihi wa man wala, wa ba’d: Ziyārah or Ziyarat lexically means “visitation”, and is used to refer to travel to sacred and significant sites associated with Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the righteous, and even the general Muslims. It is a term […]

Ziyarat al-Salihin

The following is the second in a series of 3 articles on the subject of Ziyarat or “Visitation”. The previous and next articles can be accessed from here: Ziyarat al-Qubur – Visiting the Graves Ziyarat al-Salihin – Visiting the Righteous Ziyarat al-Nabi ﷺ – Visiting the Prophet ﷺ And success is from Allah and He is the Guide! Contents  Introduction […]

Qasidah Al-Ra’iyyah

The qasidatu-r ra’iyyah fi kanji sawa’iyyah is an ode of ten quatrains extolling the virtues and miraculous exploits of Al-Sayyid Shahu-l Hamid al-Qadiri al-Naguri, may Allah illuminate his mausoleum. He is widely acclaimed as the patron saint of the South Indian Muslims. The ode was composed by the eminent South Indian reviver [mujaddid] of the […]