Last night, Habib gave a short speech to his students after the mawlid: The Beloved He began by praising Allah for the ni'mah of our Beloved salla Llahu 'alayhi wa alihi wa sallam. Allah has ordained celebrating such a ni'mah only for those destined for salvation. We shall benefit from this according to our portions of Iman and certainty. We are celebrating the very essence of happiness and salvation, through celebrating the birth of its key, salla Llahu 'alayhi wa alihi wa sallam. In this night (laylat al-mawlid), happiness (sa'adah) is made clear for those destined to be happy. Taqwa It befits all of us to search for the meanings of taqwa and embody them - by means of the most pious of all creation. "Indeed the most noble of you are the most pious (atqakum") and he salla Llahu 'alayhi wa alihi wa sallam is thus most certainly the most pious of us. Our taqwa - consisting of leaving the prohibitions and obeying the commandments - is taken from him, as are our sunan. Apply these in every aspect of your lives. Action We must rise to the level of loving and hating, giving and witholding for the sake of Allah alone. If you are going to hate an essence, attribute, idea, belief, go ahead and hate - but for the sake of Allah alone. The same applies to love. "Love and hate for the sake of Allah are the strongest handholds of Iman". Likewise we must strive to be amongst those who are the coolness of the eyes for our Beloved salla Llahu 'alayhi wa alihi wa sallam - those that benefit creation. Dua Habib made dua that Allah purifies our ideologies, ideas, thoughts and actions by virtue of the purest of all, salla Llahu 'alayhi wa alihi wa sallam, and that our difficulties and those of our brothers in Sham and elsewhere are relieved, especially after the enemies have siezed control of our lands. He concluded by outlining the adaab of entering the Masjid Ba 'Alawi, where the Hadramis meet up on the mawlid day to celebrate.