Alhamdulillah all praises to Allah for the opportunity given to gather with our dear Mursyid, Sheikh Dr Sheikh Ismail Kassim to welcome such a lovable figure, the super supreme Sheikh Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar whose humbleness and love for the prophet ﷺ blew us away. Our Mursyid, Sheikh Dr Ismail Kassim has spoken fondly of him and we can easily understand why.
Some take away from that beautiful event was when Sheikh Ahmed Tijani told us, if you love somebody, you gotta prove it. So if you claim to love the Prophet but you don’t seek to know who the Prophet is, you’re selfish when it comes to saying Selawat upon his beautiful name, you don’t follow his teachings -how do you call that love. It’s unjustifiable.
And our Mursyid, Sheikh Dr Ismail echoed on the advice given that only through the knowledge of Witnessing or Syahadah than our love for the Prophet is validated. Allah wants us to utter our lafaz of kalimah syahadah with REAL MEANING and REAL SINCERITY just like how when we were brought before Him in alamul arwah as the surah Al-Araf verse 172
وَإِذْ أَخَذَ رَبُّكَ مِن بَنِي آدَمَ مِن ظُهُورِهِمْ ذُرِّيَّتَهُمْ وَأَشْهَدَهُمْ عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِهِمْ أَلَسْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ ۖ قَالُوا بَلَىٰ ۛ شَهِدْنَا ۛ أَن تَقُولُوا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّا كُنَّا عَنْ هَٰذَا غَافِلِينَ
And when your Robb took from the children of Adam – from their loins – their descendants and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], “Am I not your Robb?” They said, “Yes, we have witnessed.” [This] – lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, “Indeed, we were of this unaware.”
And Allah has send a witness among us at our time, for every nation just like the surah An Nisa verse 41 –
فَكَيْفَ إِذَا جِئْنَا مِن كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ بِشَهِيدٍ وَجِئْنَا بِكَ عَلَىٰ هَٰؤُلَاءِ شَهِيدًا
So how [will it be] when We bring from every nation a witness and we bring you, [O Muhammad] against these [people] as a witness?
Hence we must seek the knowledge
It is absolutely amazing to have the 2 main speaker belting melodious renditions of maulids, qasidah and selawat complementing each other beautifully. It brought tears to our eyes, it transpires our soul, enlighten our emotions with so much love, and yearn for Habiballah Muhammad Mustafa ﷺ .
We thank everyone involve for making the unforgettable event a success.