Idrisi Achievements in the 19th and 20th C

  The achievement of Ahmad ibn Idris was not the establishment of a single mass movement for revitalizing Islam. What he did accomplish was to lay the foundations for an important revivalist tradition in Islam. The Idrisi tradition gave birth to leaders of holy wars, men who established religious states, and a number of important […]

The Prophetic Example

Following the example of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and his family and grant them peace) is the highest degree of adab and the widest gate of good character. – Shaykh Abdul Ghani al-Ja’fari

Shaykh Abdul Aali

The following is an excerpt from a book about the Sanusis, written by Abd al-Malik al-Libi, the student and companion of the great Mujahid, Ahmad al-Sharif al-Sanusi, the grandson of Muhammad ibn Ali al-Sanusi. Abd al-Malik accompanied his teacher when he left to Turkey and then to Medina and stayed with him until he died. […]

The Biography of Shaykh Abd al-Ghani al-Ja’fari

The Biography of Shaykh Abd al-Ghani al-Ja’fari Shaykh Abd al-Ghani was born in Dongola, the capital of the Northern State in the Sudan, and was the only son of shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari. His father left to Egypt and left him and his family in the care of his grandfather Muhammad Salih al-Ja’fari. Shaykh Abd al-Ghani […]

Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Baqi

Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Baqi. He was a student of Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari for 37 years. Shaykh Salih said to him, “Shaykh Ahmad ibn Idris has paired the two of us as brothers.” Meaning that just as the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) paired the Sahaba with each other as […]

Walking with al-Khadir

وكم من عابد يمشي * مع الأقطاب والخضر How many are the worshipers  that walk  with the Qutbs and with al-Khadir. – Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari ‎ There are some figures who, according to Islamic traditions, have not yet died despite having been born a very long time ago. Some of them were taken directly to […]

The Shaykhs of the Path and Tarbiya 2

The Shaykhs of the Tariq and the Tarbiya of the Murid: The Shaykh of the Tariqa, the Imam of the people of Shari’a, and the Paragon of the People of Haqiqa, sayyidi l-shaykh al-imam al-Azhari, Salih al-Ja’fari al-Husayni, said in one of his Friday lessons in the noble Azhar mosque: Know that the founders of […]