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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

He is capable of bringing them together!

When Shaykh Salih was a student in the Azhar, he had one teacher who was blind, and whose young son would walk him from his home to the noble Azhar Mosque and back. One time when Shaykh Salih was away for a few days, this scholar lost his son, and his family searched for the […]

The Four Imams

ولمالك فضل كبحر زاخر * جمع العلوم وسائر الأخبار Malik had virtue like an ocean filled he brought together all sciences and traditions للشافعي مكارم أكرم به * نشر العلوم بسائر الأقطار Al-Shafi’i, how great and honorable he spread knowledge to all the lands وأبو حنيفة ذو اجتهاد واسع *وعن الغوامض كاشف الأستار Abu Hanifa […]