The Diwan Sidi ibn al-Habib : HB : New,
The Desire of Journeying Murids &
The Gift to Wayfaring Gnostics,
[A5] Hardback - 495 pages,
by Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib al-Hasani [d.1391h],
Arabic-English Full Edition.
Edited by Shaykh Murtada al-Boumas-Houli,
& by Abdassmad Clarke.
Published by Diwan Press.
Now in Stock September 2021
Brief Description :
The Diwan of the Shaykh and Gnostic of Allah Sayyidi Muhammad ibn al-Habib al-Amghari al-Idrisi al-Hasani, may Allah have mercy upon his soul (1290/1871 – 1391/1972), is a masterful transmission of the essential teachings of the tasawwuf based squarely on the Book and the Sunnah, in a clear and accessible classical Arabic, accompanied by an uncluttered English translation.
It is here made available in the first ever complete Arabic-English edition of the full Diwan. It comprises the author’s own sublime introduction to the Shadhili Darqawi path, his noble Wird and collection of qasidas, extra qasidas written in commentary on the Diwan by the author himself and some of his most eminent students, his Hafidha, some qasidas from the Diwans of Shaykh al-Fayturi and from Shaykh Muhammad al-Murtada al-Boumas-Houli as well as the latter’s preface.
The Diwan of the Shaykh and Gnostic of Allah Sayyidi Muhammad ibn al-Habib al-Amghari al-Idrisi al-Hasani, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi.
The Diwan is known in Arabic as Bughyat al-Murideen as-Saa’ireen wa Tuhfat as-Salikeen al-‘Arifeen –The Desire of Journeying Murids and the Gift to Wayfaring Gnostics.
The Diwan of Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib has long been famous among the Sufis for its balance between poems expressing direct spiritual experience and those in instruction on travelling the path.
This edition contains, in addition to the Wird and Qasidas, a preface by Shaykh Murtada al-Boumas-Houli, the introduction of Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib as well as his mighty Hafidha, and a large number of takhmisat commentaries on different qasidas written by him and by his murals. This edition has 500 pages.
Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib, may Allah be pleased with him, was born circa 1290/1871 in Fez. He received a traditional education in fiqh and the sciences of Islam, Iman and Ihsan. He was Maliki in fiqh, Ash’ari in ‘aqida and Darqawi-Shadhili in tariqa. Describing himself, he said :
“Allah, 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 awliya’ of Allah, and that Allah has singled him out with sciences and secrets which only the unique man of Muhammad possesses.”
He died, may Allah have mercy on him, in 1391/1972 while on the way to Hajj, and is buried in his zawiya in Meknes.
Table of Contents :
---Introduction to The Diwan: Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib,
---The Lesser Wird,
---The Seal of The Wird.
---The Wird of the Salat,
---The Wird of Fajr,
---Commentary on the Wird,
---The Greater Qasida,
------Fa in shi’ta an Tariqa,
---Doctrines of Tawhid,
------Yaqulu ‘abdu Rabbihi,
---Buraq of the Tariq,
---Miracles of the Way,
------Al-hamdulillahi wa Salla’llahu,
---Virtues of the Ism al-A‘dham,
---Stimulation of Desire for the Act of Dhikr,
------Aya Man Yurid Qurba,
------Tafakkar Jamil as-Sun‘i,
---Robe of Nearness,
------Qad Kasana dhikru’l-Habibi,
---Qasida written Before the Prophet, salla Allahu alayhi waSallam,
------Nahnu fi rawdati’r-Rasuli,
---Withdrawal into the Perception of the Essence,
------Qad bada wajhu’l-Habibi,
---The Qualities of Muhammad, salla Allahu alayhi waSallam,
---Departure of Illusion,
------Kana li Wahmun,
------Ya man Yurid Hadrat al-‘Iyani,
---The Oneness of Action and Existence,
---Annihilation in Allah,
------Ya Taliba’l-fana Fi’llah,
---Withdrawal from Other Than Allah,
---Manifestation of the Essence,
------A Shamsun Bada,
------Fa in shi’ta Tathiran,
---Counsel on Death,
------Tazawwad akhi li’l-Mawt,
---Song on Departure,
------Kam Laka Min,
---The Final Song,
------Salumun ‘ala Ahli’l-Hima.
Takhmis Commentaries on Qasidas :
---The Takhmis on the Qualities of Muhammad, salla Allahu alayhi waSallam,
by Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib,
---The Takhmis in Lam on 'The Departure of Illusion,'
by the needy slave Abu Hafs 'Umar,
---The Takhmis in Ha on 'The Manifestations of The Essence,'
by Abu Hafs 'Umar,
---The Takhmis in Ha on 'Withdrawal from all that is other than Allah'
by the faqih Sayyidi Hammoud ibn al-Bashir,
by Sayyidi Fudul ibn Muhammad al-Huwari,
by Sayyidi Fudul ibn Muhammad al-Huwari,
by Sayyidi Muhammad ibn al-Habib ad-Dar'i,
by Sayyidi 'Abdullah ibn al-Habib ad-Dar'i.
The Hafidhas :
---The Qasida of Ahmad al-Badawi,
---The 99 Beautiful Names,
---The Qasida in Fa by its author as-Sayyid Ahmad al-Hilali,
---A Tawassul composition by the gnostic of Allah; Shaykh Zarruq,
---A story by Abu Hafs 'Umar,
---The Isnad of the Tariq,
---The Salat of Ibn Mashish.
---The Diwan of Shaykh Muhammad al-Fayturi Hamuda,
-------1 – Ya Taliba’l-Ma‘rifah,
-------2 – Adramat Naru’l-Hawa,
-------3 – Tajalla Hibbi,
-------4 – Nadani Hibbi,
-------5 – Utruk ya Murid.
---Refuge Prayer by Shaykh Muhammad Wafa.
---Qasidas of Shaykh Moulay Murtada al-Boumas-Houli,
---The True Shaykh,
---The Strength of the Shaykh,
---Commentary on the Qasida 'Counsel of Death'
---Commentary on the Qasida 'Ahimu Wahdi.'
---Muqaddima Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib (Arabic),
---Muqaddima Shaykh Muhammad Murtda al-Boumas-Houli (Arabic).
Also see The Diwan: Wird & Qasidas,
More Sufism books.
*Dimensions : 22.3 x 14.5 x 3.5cm.