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Eid Hutbe

December 23, 2007  |  Music / Podcast  |  No Comments

Eid Hutbe from Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi

Traditional Islamic Music – Veysel Karani Ilahi @ Upstate New York Dergah

December 3, 2007  |  Music / Podcast  |  11 Comments

Audio of Illahi’s Brought to you by the Osmanli Naksibendi-Hakkani Tariqat
under the direction of Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi
with ijazaat and instruction from Maulana Sheykh Nazim al-Haqqani

Rough Translation here:

Uways al-Qarani

by Yunus Emre

Urum’da Acem’de a,sïk oldugum
Yemen ellerinde Veysel Karani
Allah’ïn habibi dostum dedigim
Yemen ellerinde Veysel Karani

In Byzantium, in Persia, I have been a wandering minstrel of love.
In the land of Yemen——Uways al-Qarani.
I have said, the beloved of Allah is my friend.
In the land of Yemen——Uways al-Qarani.

Anasïndan destur aldï durmadï
Kabe yollarïnï geçti boyladï
Geldi ol Resul’u evde bulmadï
Yemen ellerinde Veysel Karani

He took permission from his mother; he felt bound to do so.
He traversed the roads going to the Ka`bah.
He came to the Prophet’s house, but didn’t find him there.
In the land of Yemen——Uways al-Qarani.

Peygamber mescitten evine geldi
Veys’in nurunu kapïda gördü
Sordu Fatima’ya “eve kim geldi”
Yemen ellerinde Veysel Karani

The Prophet came home from the mosque;
He saw Uways’s light at the door.
He asked Fatimah, “Who came to the house?”
In the land of Yemen——Uways al-Qarani.

Yunus eydür “gelin biz de varalïm”
Ayagï tozuna yüzler sürelim
Hak nasib eylesin kom,su olalïm
Yemen ellerinde Veysel Karani

Come now, Yunus, and let’s be there!
Let’s rub the dust of his feet on our faces.
May God give us the good fortune to be his neighbors.
In the land of Yemen——Uways al-Qarani.

(The story goes that Uways al-Qarani embraced Islam in Yemen, and greatly desired to travel to Medina to meet Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. But his old mother wanted him to stay home and take care of her. She gave him permission to go on the condition that as soon as he got to the Prophet’s house, he would turn around and come RIGHT BACK without going anyplace else. As the song tells, the Prophet happened to be out when he reached there. But Uways was obedient to the promise he’d made to his mother, so he never did get to meet the Prophet. For his love for the Prophet and his filial piety, he was raised to the same spiritual station as the Sahabah, the Prophet’s Companions. The concept is that he received his initiation into sainthood in a purely spiritual way, without a face-to-face meeting. So when a Sufi receives by the grace of God a spiritual initiation without contact with a shaykh, he is said to be an “Uwaysi.”)

Traditional Islamic Music – Ilahi @ Upstate New York Dergah

December 2, 2007  |  Music / Podcast  |  4 Comments

Audio of Illahi’s Brought to you by the Osmanli Naksibendi-Hakkani Tariqat
under the direction of Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi
with ijazaat and instruction from Maulana Sheykh Nazim al-Haqqani

NYC Zikr

November 7, 2007  |  Music / Podcast  |  1 Comment

Audio of Zikr Brought to you by the Osmanli Naksibendi-Hakkani Tariqat
under the direction of Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi
with ijazaat and instruction from Maulana Sheykh Nazim al-Haqqani

Naksibendi Zikr held at 353 W39th St, Manhattan

Beautiful Salawat by Mustafa, begins at 2 minute mark.

LaillahaillAllah – Ramazan 1428

September 17, 2007  |  Music / Podcast  |  1 Comment

Audio of Zikr Brought to you by the Osmanli Naksibendi-Hakkani Tariqat
under the direction of Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi
with ijazaat and instruction from Maulana Sheykh Nazim al-Haqqani

Part of the weekly Zikr, the Khatm Khwajagan. In this portion we recite “LaillahaillAllah” while Sheykh Abdul Kerim recites various Salawat (Greetings of Peace and Blessings).