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mashaAllah, 100 years old.
Pictures of the Janazah with parts of a Dars of the Habib: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVpMBrnFfSE
Shaykh Yahya Rhodus narrates some mubarak anecdotes about the Habib:
At Jannah al-Ma`la:
Tahlil at the residence in Jeddah:
inna lillaha wa inna ilayhi raji'oon.
BismiLlah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim, alHamdulIllah wa sallaLlah wa sallama `ala habibihi wa mustafah, sayyiduna Muhammad wa alih wa sahbih wa man walah...
Al-Habib `Abd al-Qadir bin Ahmad bin `Abd al-Rahman al-Saqqaf was born in Seiyun, Hadramawt in 1331. He was given the best of upbringings by his father, the great scholar and caller to Allah, al-Habib Ahmad. He memorized the Qur’an in his early years and began the pursuit of knowledge at the hands of his father and the Mufti of Hadramawt, al-Habib `Abd al-Rahman bin Ubaydullah al-Saqqaf, as well as al-Habib Muhammad bin Hadi al-Saqqaf. Amongst his teachers were the Imams of his time, al-Habib `Alawi bin `Abdullah Bin Shihab, al-Habib Ja`far bin Ahmad al-`Aydarus and al-Habib `Abdullah bin `Umar al-Shatiri.
He began teaching publicly in Seiyun at a young age and students of knowledge flocked to benefit from him. However, when the Socialist regime in South Yemen began persecuting scholars he left Yemen in 1393, going first to Singapore and then Indonesia. He then headed to the Hijaz, where he was to settle in Jeddah. He established gatherings of knowledge and remembrance in his house in Jeddah attended by numerous scholars and visitors.
He made trips to various countries calling to Allah and visiting the scholars and Muslims in those places. Amongst the places he visited were Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, the Comoros Islands (where he visited al-Habib `Umar bin Ahmad bin Sumayt in the company of al-Habib Ahmad Mashur al-Haddad) and East Africa. He visited North Yemen and returned to visit Hadramawt after the unification of North and South Yemen but did not resettle there.
He was loved by all those that came into contact with him. He had immense concern for every member of this Umma, regardless of their race or rank and he would stop at nothing to attend to people’s needs and deal with their requests. Countless people benefited from his knowledge and from his gatherings, which were gatherings of connection to Allah, His Messenger and the Imams of this deen.
When al-Sayyid Salim bin Abdullah al-Hamid requested counsel from Habib `Abd al-Qadir he wrote the following:
After praising Allah and sending blessings upon the Messenger of Allah he advised him to hold fast to taqwa of Allah. He said that the people of taqwa are of varying levels and taqwa itself has no end, since it is in reality a divine outpouring which people receive according to the readiness of their hearts. Those who have attained these stations are with the people with their physical bodies but with Allah with their hearts and souls.
So be avid, my brother, to reach these realms in which you witness the greatness of Allah’s signs. This is to be achieved through inward and outward purity and protecting one’s limbs from committing acts of disobedience. If the slave uses his limbs in the service of his Lord, Allah will protect him from Shaytan: truly you (Iblis) have no power over My slaves.
Fulfil the rights of your parents, your relatives, your spouse, your children, your neighbours and all the people of la ilaha ill’Allah. Observe the prayer, for in the prayer you give greetings to all the pious slaves of Allah. Thus whoever neglects the prayer neglects the rights of all the people of la ilaha ill’Allah. Perform the sunnas and the adhkar pertaining to the prayer, because every pious action entails a specific reward and a specific divine gift and connection. Whoever pleases his lord through serving Him, seeks to draw close to Him by obeying His commands and realises that he is a slave whose role it is to stand at the door, Allah will enshroud him with the cloak of His love and bring him close until “I become the hearing with which he hears, the vision with which he sees…”
Seek constantly the descent of Allah’s mercy through calling upon Him in a state of brokenness and lowliness, as nothing is more conducive to bringing forth His mercy than the slave’s recognition of His own weakness, and Allah is more merciful to His slaves than a mother is to her child.
You are required to fulfil the rights of Allah and the rights of His slaves and this is only possible firstly by seeking the assistance of Allah and secondly by organising your time so that you give every individual his or her right. Fulfil the rights of the people of la ilaha ill’Allah by attending funerals, visiting the sick and assisting the helpless. Treat them in the best possible way, as you would love to be treated, because mercy entails mercy and “those who show mercy are shown mercy by the All-Merciful.”
Al-Habib `Abd al-Qadir continued his da’wa in the Hijaz, travelling between Jeddah and the Sacred Sanctuaries, spreading the knowledge and mercy that he had inherited from his grandfather, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. Towards the end of his life, illness confined him to his house but did not prevent him from receiving numerous visitors.
He finally responded to the call of His Lord before Fajr on 19th Rabi’ Thani 1431/4th April 2010. The funeral prayer was the same night in the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. May Allah shower him in mercy and raise him to the highest of ranks in Paradise. May we continue to benefit by this great Imam -- Allahumma amin.
Courtesy of Sidi Amin Buxton (may Allah preserve him) through 'Mutual Connections'
inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon
inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon, may Allah subHana hu wa taala grant him jannatul firdaws. aameen
inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon.
inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon
Another Awliya leaves the world.
Habib `Ali: http://www.fekrh.com/up/uploads/images/fekrh-com9711169061.jpg
inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un
rahimahullahu Tabaarak wa Ta'ala
innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilaihi raaji'oon
ameen to the duas
Passed to the mercy of Allah before salah al-fajr this Sunday 19th Rabi` ath-Thani 1431 was the sublime scholar, the knower of Allah and guide to him, the pure saint, al-Habib al-`Allamah, the representetive of the salaf, `Abd al-Qadir b. Ahmed b. `Abd ar-Rahman as-Saggaf, may Allah have mercy on him, the mercy of the pious, and place him in his spacious gardens, and may Allah make immense all your rewards, and may Allah give a good successor to this Ummah.
There will be salah [al-janzah] upon him after salah al-`isha in the Masjid al-Haram in Makkah al-Mukarramah.
We announce to everyone that Habib `Umar's weekly lesson on tazkiyah has been postponed to next week, insha Allah.
May Allah make your rewards great in Habib `Abd al-Qadir, and we advise everyone to pray for the mercy [of Allah] and the pleasure [of Allah] for him, and that Allah makes vast his intercession (shafa`ah) for this ummah and gives the ummah a good successor. We will indeed make frequent recitation of the Qur'an for his pure soul, and we will pray upon him the salah al-gha'ib after the time of salah al-`isha in Makkah al-Mukarramah.
To Allah we belong, and to Allah is our return.