Knowledge of the Unseen

Shaykh Ullaysh said to me: “O Salih! Allah (most high) is very jealous about knowledge of the unseen. Beware of ever speaking about the unseen, for [knowledge of it] is an attribute from among His attributes. Even if a human being is shown something, he must hide this and not show it. This is because […]

A Message from the Beloved

A true lover will treasure every sign of attention, and every message that he receives from the beloved, no matter how close they already are. He will find pleasure in hearing their news and their messages time and time again. Ustadh Muhammad Tahir Kharashi al-‘Adawi wrote a book on Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari which he titled […]

Two Mawlid PDFs

Here are the links to download two mawlid works. By  mawlid  we mean concise works on the biography of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and send him peace) written in beautiful rhymed prose. They are designed in this way to be recited with ease on a regular basis or on special occasions. […]

Just Grab the Rope and Start Walking

There is a man in Egypt, now in his late sixties, by the name of Jabir. He hails from the Ja’afira tribe which is from a blessed Husayni lineage. He was a disciple of Shaykh Abdullahi of the Naqshbandi spiritual path, who hailed from the same region (Aswan) but who lived in Cairo. Some people […]

By the Praise of Muhammad (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam)

Imam al-Busiri (may Allah be pleased with him) started one of his poems with this line: بمدح محمد تحيا القلوب * وتغتفر الخطايا والذنوب By the praise of Muhammad hearts come to life and errors and sins are forgiven Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari (may Allah be pleased with him) expanded it by the poetic art form […]

Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari’s Wilaya

Shaykh al-Ja’fari, may Allah encompass him in His vast mercy and may He be pleased with him and please him, said: “The beginning of my affair is when I saw the Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) in a dream at the age of eight years.” This means that he was a wali before he […]

The Year When Shaykh Salih Could Not Go to Hajj

In 1930, at the age of twenty, Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari left the north of Sudan to Cairo to study at the noble Azhar, where he remained for the rest of his life. He obtained the ‘Alimiyya degree after twelve years, and then became a teacher and imam at the Azhar mosque. Shaykh Salih’s loving mother […]