25. Dhul Qadah 1438  Jumu'ah
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Once Al-Habib Abdul Qadir was invited to the house for lunch, and despite my young age with little religious substance, he graciously came for the occasion. It was a very small gathering of hardly a dozen people.

After lunch, we prayed zohor but during the prayer, a question on jurisprudence in prayer entered my mind. After finishing the prayer and Al Habib’s supplication, an extraordinary episode ensued. He called me and asked whether I have the kitab of Imam Bukhari? Fortunately I had the four volumes of “ Matan Al Bukhari”. He asked me to open volume two of the books and looked at the bottom of such and such a page; Sure enough I found the hadis that explained my query. This is really a perplexed manifestation, and to date I still ponder on how did Al Habib know of what was in my heart and miraculously being able to quote off the cuff from the Matan Al-Bukhari.

لآحَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ اِلاَّ بِاللهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْم

 



 

Once in the eighties, Allahyarham Ustaz Habib Ahmad bin Abdullah Al Habshi from Palembang, Indonesia visited his friend, Habib Assad BinShahab who owned a small shop near the vicinity of Masjidal Haram at Mekah. While they were having a conversation, two persons approached them with full radiance on their countenance, with aromatic smell and gave salam. Mysteriously one of them asked Habib Assad BinShahab for the reason of not including his name in the fatihah, after all they would be eventually assembled together. While Habib Ahmad and Habib Assad were in the state of total amazement and completely dumbfounded, the two visitors asked permission to leave and subsequently disappeared from their sight. With full of perplexity, Habib Assad immediately wrote a letter to Al-Habib Abdul Qadir, who was in Jeddah. When the letter reached Al-Habib, he was in the midst of the majlis roha and he stopped the session and read the letter and uttered   إنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيهِ رَٲجِعُونَ . Consecutively, the phone rang followed by the news that Habib Assad BinShahab had died. The assemblage was perplexed and wanted Al Habib to decipher the event. He explained that the persons who came was, one of them Saidina Al-Faqih Al-Muqaddam (who usually visited his descendants when they are near the death knell), and the other person who posed the question on fatihah was Saidina Ubaidillah bin Ahmad Al Muhajir.


لآحَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ اِلاَّ بِاللهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْم