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The Diwan of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Al-Habib
The Diwan of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Al-Habib
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Details:  The Diwan of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Al-Habib, English Translation,
[A4] Paperback - 191 pages,
by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Al-Habib,
Translated by Aisha Bewley,
Published by Madinah Press.


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Extracted from the Introduction to the Diwan :

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Brothers of the Darqawiyya-Shadhiliyya order and all others of the Lord's slaves in all of Allah's countries who desire to emulate a master, know, that Allah the Exalted has destined for this noble path in every age one who sets right its deviations and manifests its secrets and its lights. He is the Shaykh who unites the Haqiqa and the Shari'a with the idhn of Allah and His Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and all the Perfected of Allah. He is the unique man of Muhammad of whom there is only one in every age. If there are numerous Shaykhs in his age, he rules over them all, whether they are aware of it or not. Many have laid claim to the Station of uniqueness with falsehood and lies because they seek leadership and desire to possess this passing world. The pretender is unaware that whoever claims what is not in him is exposed by the witnesses of the test, since in their presence a man is either exalted or humiliated. True Shaykhs are satisfied with the knowledge of Allah and depend only on Allah. All that emanates from them speaks of the blessing of Allah. He, may He be exalted said :


    "As for the blessing of your Lord - declare it."


So let Muhammad ibn al-Habib, al-Amghari al-Hasani by lineage, dwelling in Fez, the poor slave of his Master, yet enriched by Him with other-than-Him - declare, in speaking of Allah's blessing - that idhn (authorisation) has come to him from Allah and the Messenger of Allah and all the Perfected of Allah, and that Allah has singled him out with sciences and secrets which only the unique man of Muhammad possesses.


Had we wished to reveal all that Allah has blessed us with we would need volumes, we shall however relate to the fuqara only that tribute with which our Shaykh and teacher Sidi Muhammad ibn 'Ali favoured us. When he, may Allah be pleased with him, became head of the order, we wrote him a letter renewing our contact with him although we had taken Tariq from the Shaykh and gnostic of Allah, Sidi al-'Arabi ibn al-Huwari. He, may Allah be pleased with him, wrote to us and ordered us to come to his presence. So we obeyed his command and went to Marrakesh. When we went in to him he was filled with limitless joy and happiness and said to us: 'The whole order came to me when you came!' On another occasion he said to us in a prophecy, may it long be remembered, 'Your rank with us in our order is that of Ibn 'Ata'allah in the Shadhiliyya order. As Allah revived the Shadhiliyya path through Ibn 'Ata'allah, so also He will revive this blessed Tariqa through you, if He wills!' And Allah has realised his hope in us.


By Allah and by Allah we have not passed through a city, a village or a desert but that the people testified that love had come to them and life flowed in their hearts. Such is the secret of Allah's idhn. Praise be to Allah, no faqir has sat with us without gaining a knowledge that was not his before, and getting from it humility and a contrite heart. No murid of the Tariqa has sat with us without a strengthening of his innate condition and the heightening of his himma in the quest for gnosis of Allah. There has been no Shaykh of the Shaykhs of the age who has not increased in his immediate tasting and gained something of benefit which he did not have before. All that is from the secret of the idhn and its baraka. The great Qutb, our master, Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib says of himself in the introduction to his renowned Diwan here presented in English, 'Allah the Exalted has destined for this noble Path in every age one who sets right its deviations and manifests its secrets and lights. He is the Shaykh who unites the Reality and the Road (the Shari'a and the Haqiqa), with the permission of Allah and His Messenger, and all the perfected of Allah. He is the Unique Man of Muhammad of whom there is only one in every age. If there are numerous Shaykhs in his age, he rules over them all, whether they are aware of it or not.' He also said, 'By Allah, none has come to me who was not beloved.'  ''



Table of Contents :


---Introduction,
---Miftah al-Wird,

---Commentary on the Wird,
---The Greater Qasida,
---The Lesser Qasida,
---The Minor Qasida,
---Doctrines of Unification,
---The Buraq of the Tariq,
---The Miracles of the Tariq,
---Gifts of the Ism al-'Adhim,
---Praise,
---Stimulation of Desire for the Acts of Dhikr,
---Reflection,
---Robe of Nearness (Qad Kasana),
---Qasida written before the Prophet,
---Withdrawal into the Perception of the Essence,
---The Qualities of Muhammad,
---Forgiveness,
---The Departure of Illusion,
---The Eyewitness,
---The Oneness of the Action and Existence,
---Counsel,
---Fana' in Allah,
---Withdrawal from all that is other than Allah,
---Manifestation of the Essence,
---Purification,
---Counsel on Death,
---Another Qasida,
---Qasida at Departure,
---The Final Qasida,
---Commentary on the Qualities of Muhammad,
---Commentary on the Departure of Illusion by the faqir Abu Hafs 'Umar,
---Commentary on the Manifestation of the Essence by Abu Hafs,
---Commentary on the Withdrawal from all that is Other-than-Allah by Sidi Fudul al-Huwari,
---Commentary on Purification by Sidi Fudul al-Huwari,
---Commentary on the Withdrawal from all that is Other-than-Allah by Sidi Hammud ibn al-Bashir,
---Qasida by Sidi Fudul al-Huwari,
---Another Qasida by Sidi Fudul al-Huwari,
---Qasida by Sidi Muhammad ibn al-Habib ad-Dar'i,
---Qasida by Sidi 'Abdullah ibn al-Habib ad-Dar'i.

---The Hafidha,
------Surah al-Yasin,
------The Beautiful Names,

---Postcript,
---Isnad of the Tariq,

---From the Diwan of Shaykh Muhammad al-Fayturi Hamudah,
---The Refuge Prayer of Shaykh Muhammad Wafa.













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