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Umm Ibrahim al-Ya’qubi- wife of Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi returns to Allah!


  We are all saddened by the passing of the wife of our teacher,
Shaykh Muhammad al-Ya'qoubi…Umm Ibrahim al-Ya'qubi. Here is a
moving article from Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad!


Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim, we belong to Allah and to Him we shall
return. {Lo! Allah's promise is the very truth. Let not the life of
the world beguile you, nor let the deceiver beguile you, in regard
to Allah} (31:33). Glory and thanks to Allah in every moment and
state, Glory to Him Who changes everything but never changes!

The wife of our beloved teacher Shaykh Abu al-Huda Muhammad al-
Ya`qubi ibn al-Sayyid Ibrahim al-Ya`qubi al-Hasani passed away on
Monday April 10, 2006 (12 Rabi` al-Awwal 1427) after a car accident
and was survived by their three children who are in stable
condition. The funeral prayer was prayed the next day (today) at
Jami` al-Badr in Damascus after Salat al-zuhr and she was buried in
the turba of Ahl al-Bayt in Bab al-Saghir cemetary.

The Sharif Abu al-Huda [that is, Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi] spoke
shortly before he led Salat al-Janaza and bore witness to the
righteousness of his wife Umm Ibrahim al-Ya`qubi Aal Rabbat who had
devoted her life to Allah and His Prophet, His Family, and the
students of knowledge in the pious service of her husband. He
said that it was her unfailing daily habit to pray one hundred
rak`at and to do a khatma of Surat al-Baqara and Surat al-Ma'ida.

She had asked him five years ago that if she should pass away he
insure that she is buried "with you, Ahl al-Bayt, and in your
immediate vicinity." He informed those present that she had passed
away bearing in her womb a five-month old fetus from Ahl al-Bayt.
Less than a week before her passing she had prepared with her own
hand food for 150 people at Sayyid Abu al-Huda's home in donation to
the departed soul of Mawlana al-Sayyid Muhammad al-Hashimi al-
Darqawi's son. The very day before her passing she had prepared food
for the students of Abu al-Huda for the specific occasion of the
Mawlid of the Holy Prophet, upon him blessings and peace.

The writer of these lines owes a special debt of gratitude toward
Umm Ibrahim who kindly hosted my ailing mother and us a few years
ago and whose high religion I witnessed recently after a particular

Last `Eid al-Fitr (on the first Friday of November 2005) after the
Salat al-`Eid at the Umawi Mosque I went to the Ya`qubi house a half
hour away, intending to visit Shaykh Muhammad. At his very doorstep
I slipped and broke my right tibia bone in two pieces. As Abu al-
Huda came out I only had two words, one was "`Eid Mubarak ya
Sayyidi" and the other was: "My leg ya Sayyidi!" Sayyid Abu al-Huda
drove me to the hospital on the spot, paid for the operation,
brought me back home a couple of days later after, and paid all my
family's expenses for the subsequent months, in addition to which,
every few days, Umm Ibrahim would drive over from her house to ours
with plenteous food she had prepared with her own hands. At the time
of her accident she was driving to visit her parents for Mawlid. May
Allah repay her with the food and consolation of Paradise!

The first visit I made after I could walk again was to the house of
Sayyid Abu al-Huda where he told me: "The greatest tests are for the
Prophets, after whom, Allah Most High pours down the trials and
tribulations of the world on the Ghawth, who carries what mountains
cannot carry, and he is charge of distributing them, first in
intensity to the Aqtab, then the Abdal, then the rest of the Awliya,
then the commonality." And this loss of his is a test of tremendous
proportions which the eyes and ears of witnesses saw and heard Abu
al-Huda carrying with words of light and glorification from the Book
of Allah and the Sunna and serene states of His Messenger, upon him
blessings and peace.

May Allah justify the glad tidings of the many signs He manifested
regarding his wife, this pious righteous woman who was blessed with
the supportive character of our Mother Khadija in love and respect
for her husband who bore witness in her behalf of his being well-
pleased with her, in illustration of the Prophetic promise that such
a wife enters Paradise. May He ease her entry into the earth, widen
her grave for her and illuminate it, and receive her into the
vastness of His Paradises and the highest company, {with those unto
whom Allah has shown favor, of the Prophets and the saints and the
martyrs and the righteous. The best of company are they!} (4:69).


`Azzama Allahu ajrakum Aala Ya`qubi wa-Aala Rabbat, and may Allah
grant you sabr and the highest reward bi-hurmat al-Habib wa-Surat al-

Gibril Fouad Haddad



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The people of knowledge are the heirs of the Prophets and and they inherit knowledge. The one who takes knowledge is taking an ample share. And if someone travels a path in quest of knowledge, Allah will make his path to the Garden

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  1. subhan Allah may Allah give long lives to our teachers ameen


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