The Meaning of Salawat

Many explanations have been offered for the word ṣalāwāt, such as to exalt, to praise, to bestow mercy on, to bless, to forgive. Through an investigation of several verses of the Qurʾān, and drawing upon the ḥadīth and the insight of several great imams culled from an array of rare and precious sources, a clearer […]

Dua for Blessings by Shaykh Salih al-Jafari

Dua For Khayrat A beautiful supplication for different blessings (khayrat) by Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari (may Allah be pleased with him and please him, and sanctify his secret). Arabic text and English translation.

Light for the Seeker

New Book!! Light for the Seeker: A Daily Litany of Forty Salawat & other Supplications This is a litany of forty beautiful and moving salawat and other supplications by the Imam of the Azhar Mosque, Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari, as well as thirty short supplementary salawat by his son Shaykh Abd al-Ghani (may Allah be pleased […]

Four Levels for Loving Goodness

Loving good character because of a worldly benefit it brings Loving good character because of the promise of reward/punishment in the next life Loving good character for its inherent goodness Loving good character for Allah’s pleasure alone. Taken from a lesson by Habib Ali al-Jifri

I Dreamt of Something Wondrous

On the authority of Abd al-Rahman ibn Samura (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: The Messenger of Allah (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) came to us one day and said: I have seen (in my dream) last night something wondrous: I saw a man from my ummah crawling on the al-Sirat Bridge. Then […]

“I will come to you!”

This is the story of Shaykh Abdallah Abdo (d. 2014) and how he came to attend the lessons of Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari (d. 1979), may Allah the Most-Merciful shower their graves with light and blessings, and rewared them eternally. The Upbringing Shaykh Abdallah was born in Egypt to a family of Prophetic lineage. When his […]

A Heart Full of Faith

Shaykh Salih was still a new student in the Azhar. Though he was only around twenty years old, he already had a wife and two children that he had to leave back home in Sudan for the sake of acquiring sacred knowledge. The great cosmopolitan city of Cairo was very different in the 1930’s than […]