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Lessons of Khwaja Ubayd Allah Ahrar

Talk by Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Warwick - 8 August 2009 - 47 mins 48 secs

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In this talk, Sheikh Abdal Hakim shares some lessons from the life and example of Khwaja Ubayd Allah Ahrar (806-895 AH), a great saint of Samarkand and sheikh of the Naqshbandi tariqa, may Allah be pleased with him. Among the excellent qualities of that saint of his time, those highlighted here are his consistent humility and instinct to attribute the best to others; his constant remembrance of Allah and his consequent perception of spiritual opportunity in apparently unlikely circumstances; his tireless service to others and the openness of heart that resulted from it; and his noteworthy courtesy and respect even for those with whom he had a difference of opinion. Through contemplating the example of this great saint, and others, Sheikh Abdal Hakim encourages himself and us to remember the importance of personal development and transformation by means of the perfected message given to us through thr Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). The Way of the Chosen One is too profound, too precious to be reduced only to formalities and rules, however important they are in conjunction with inward good character.

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6 comments:

chad said...

great talk, blessed be Muhammad..

Anonymous said...

I was at this talk. It was no less than awe inspiring and Shaykh Murad is no less than a true wali. May Allah bless and preserve our scholars. Aameen.

nadia said...

what a wonderful talk with many profound lessons brought to us through the vessel of Shaykh Murad! May Allah swt continue to bless and guide him and us to hidayah. Ameen

birmghamurid. said...

food for thought ...during the fast of ramadan..may Allah bless the true scholars..ameen..

Anonymous said...

Subhaan Allah!
Shaykh Abdal Hakim is British Islam's true fountain of knowledge. Recently I was trying to comprehend the superhuman effort it must take to be involved in as many projects as he is, as well as family and work responsibilities, but then I realised that Allah has blessed him and it's simply in his nature to do what he does. Just as the sun shines or plants grow, the Shaykh is able to do what he does at such a remarkable level of prolificacy.

All praises due to the Almighty
Brother Omar, Oxford

karim said...

Very thoughtfull post on Personal Development . It should be very much helpfull.

Thanks,
Karim - Positive thinking