Unity. We all need it. We all desire it. Without it, we have division, and in many cases, anger and conflict.
We pray in the same direction. We keep the same five obligatory prayers. We fast the same month. We all perform the same hajj. And the more we learn, the more we realise that in each of those matters we perform as a united body, there are clear variations.
There are valid scholarly differences of opinion on when the time for Asr prayer starts. There are differences of opinion of when the time for the throwing of stones at the jamarat starts each day during the days of tashreeq in Hajj. There are differences of opinion of when a person’s wudu would be invalidated during tawaf. There are even established differences of opinion on the start and end of the hijri months.
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What a recitation last night of the famous Burda poem composed by Imam al-Busiri, the brilliant poet and true lover of the Messenger of Allah. Habib Kadhim attended the gathering which is usually held weekly. A powerful rendition of a poem that is oozing with love of the Best of Creation.
Habib Kadhim spoke about the story behind its composition, including:
- the paralysis of half of the body of Imam al-Busiri
- al-Busiri’s seeking the intercession of the Messenger of Allah to be granted recovery from his paralysis
- how the Burda was written with love, and it has surpassed so many other poems in praise of the Prophet of Allah because of the poet’s connection with the Beloved
A recording of his talk at the Burda recitation will be made available here as well. Come back in a few hours time.
After a jam packed schedule for Habib Kadhim’s events in Sydney, we are now in Melbourne. We were honoured to be given a tour at the Islamic Museum of Australia immediately after leaving Melbourne Airport Thursday afternoon.
Habib Kadhim was amazed by the ihsan and excellence in design and exhibition. He was deeply interested as he walked inside the Museum and prayed for its continued benefit to others and success.
At the Museum, he spoke about the importance of khidma and benefiting others in the community, particularly in the da’wah to Allah. The entire Sydney entourage was present, as well as our local Melbournians. About 60 volunteers were present, and they all did a superb job.
Habib Kadhim spoke about how Habib Umar was once found sweeping the musallah in the Ribat in Shihr, with the rest of the teachers. When Habib Kadhim asked Habib Umar to take a rest from that khidma, Habib Umar insisted that he continue sweeping. This was the love that the pious scholars have for being in the service of others.
We are now going to have a quick rest, then get ready for the recitation of the Burda this evening. Habib Kadhim will be delivering his first public […]