Shaykh Ahmad al-Tijani (rahmatullahi ʼalayhi) & Sayyiduna al-Husayn (ʼalayhis-Salam)

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As-Salam Alaykum,

As we recall the tragic martyrdom of the Son of the Messenger of Allah and his sweet offspring, Imam Husayn ibn Ali (RA), in the land of difficulty and affliction [karb wa balā’] (Karbalā’) in the area of al-Tuff in Irāq, I forward you all the great book which refutes the Nāsibīs (haters) who defend the enemies of the Ahl al-Bayt:

الرد على المتعصب العنيد المانع من ذم يزيد – لابن الجوزي

“Refuting the Stubborn Fanatic who Forbids the Cursing of Yazīd” by Imam Ibn al-Jawzī.

It is well known that among the major principles of the Tijānī Ṭarīqah is reverence for the People of the Noble Prophetic Household (Ahl al-Bayt).

Our Shaykh, al-Khatm Sidi Ahmad al-Tijānī (RA) had extolled their rank. And he is also from them. He is a Ḥasanī Sharīf, whose lineage is authentic, having been verified by the Chief of Existence and Noblest of Ancestors, the Prophet (SAW), with his saying to him:

أنت ولدي حقاً

“You are truly my offpsring.” He (SAW) repeated it thrice.

(As reported in Jawāhir al-Maʼānī)

In fact, Shaykh Ahmad Tijani (RA)’s ancestor al-Hasan al-Muthanna (son of Imam Hasan), was PRESENT in Karbala, as a small child in the ladies camp. For this reason he (and his cousin Zayn-al-Abidin) were spared the murder by the accursed army of Yazid.

Hasan the son of Hasan & Ali Zayn-al-Abidin the son of Husayn were the only two male survivors of that massacre of the Ahl-al-Bayt. From them the Prophetic Lineage continued.

Despite being a Sharif/Sayyid himself, it was the practice of our Shaykh, al-Khatm al-Tījānī (RA), to stand up when welcoming any of the Noble Sharifs (Sayyids) and kiss their hands, even if they were among his disciples!!!

(See Kashf al-Hijāb of Sīdī Ahmad Sukayrij)

Sh Fakhruddin on Karbala and Imam al-Husain alayhis salam

Our Shaykh, al-Khatm al-Tijāni (RA) also mentioned in the Jawāhir al-Maʼānīthat whatever the honourable Sahabah had found of Prophetic knowledge, had reached them through the mediation of Imām ʼAlī al-Murtadā (RA). And that, from our Shaykh (RA), is verified by the well-known Prophetic Hadīth:

أنا مدينة العلم و علي بابها

“I am the City of Knowledge and Alī is its gate.”

(Narrated by al-Hakim and Tirmidhi)

And he also mentioned that Sayyidah Fātimah al-Zahra (AS) was the only woman who had attained the level of the Greatest Qutbāniyyah. And that is the greatest level after the levels of Prophethood.

It is a level which a woman is not capable of bearing due to her weakness and because of menstruation. However, Sayyidah Fāţimah (AS) had bore it because she did not menstruate and because she is a Piece of the Prophet (SAW). So, she is the first Qutb of this Ummah.

As for the the Greatest Martyr, the grandson of our Nabi, Sayyidna al-Husayn (RA), our Shaykh Ahmad al-Tijānī (RA) had openly cursed his killer, the Tyrant of the Shām, Yazīd, with his saying:

يزيد بن معاوية ملعون لقوله تعالى: “إن الذين يؤذون الله و رسوله لعنهم الله في الدنيا و الآخرة و أعد لهم عذاباً مهينا” و لقوله عز و جل: “فهل عسيتم إن توليتم أن تفسدوا في الأرض وتقطعوا أرحامكم أولئك الذين لعنهم الله و أعمى أبصارهم” و لا إذاية له صلى الله عليه وسلم أعظم من قتل ولده و قطع رحمه

“Yazīd ibn Muʼāwiyah is cursed due to Allah’s saying, Exalted is He:

{Indeed, those who abuse Allāh and His Messenger – Allāh has cursed them in this world and the Hereafter and prepared for them a humiliating punishment} [al-Ahzab, 57]

and due to His saying, Great and Sublime is He:

{So would you perhaps, if you turned away, cause corruption on earth and sever your [ties of] kinship. Those [who do so] are the ones that Allāh has cursed, so He deafened them and blinded their vision} [Muhammad, 22]

And there is no abuse of our Prophet, may Allāh bless him and give him peace, greater than killing his offspring and cutting off his lineage.”

(Narrated by his close muqaddam, Sīdī al-Tayyib al-Sufyānī, in al-Ifādah al-Ahmadiyyah, Saying no 263)

Also, our Shaykh al-Tijānī (RA), used to love the recitation of the blessed Qasidah Hamziyyah of Imām al-Būsayrī. Among the couplets of this poem exalting the Ahl al-Bayt are are:

وبريحانتين طيبهما منك

الذي أودعتهما الزهراء

And the two sons whose perfumed scent is from you

Who the extremely Pure one had bore

كنت تؤويهما إليك كما

آوت من الخط نقطتيها الياء

You used to give them shelter in yourself just as

The Ya’ gave shelter to the writing of its two dots

من شهيدين ليس ينسيني الطفّ

مصابيهما ولا كربلاء

Two martyrs, Neither al-Taff makes me forget

their affliction, nor Karbalā’

ما رعى فيهما ذمامك مرؤوس

وقد خان عهدك الرؤساء

The ruled did not take care of your rights with regards to them…

and the rulers as well betrayed your pact (to love them)

أبدلوا الود والحفيظة في القربى

وأبدت ضبابها النافقاء

They replaced the Love and Care (that was due) to your relatives (with hate and harm)…and the fogs of Hypocrisy rose from its people

وقست منهم قلوب على من

بكت الارض فقدهم والسماء

Hardened became their hearts towards those

For whose loss (Hasan & Husayn) the Earth and Heaven had wept

فابكهم ما استطعت إنّ قليلاً

في عظيم من المصاب البكاء

So weep for them as much as as you are able, Surely the very least (showing of emotion)

In the midst of such a great affliction is crying

كل يوم وكل أرض لكربي

منهم كربلا وعاشوراء

Every day and every land, due to my grief over them

is Karbalā’ and ʼĀshūrā’

آل بيت النبيّ إنّ فؤادي

ليس يسليه عنكم التأساء

O People of the House of the Prophet! All my own griefs

cannot stop my heart from grieving for you

غير أني فوّضت أمري الى الله

وتفويضي الامور براء

But I have resigned my matter to Allāh

And my resignation of matters (to Him) is my salvation

ربّ يوم بكربلاء مسيئ

خففت بعض وزره الزّوراء

That evil day in Karbala, perhaps some of its misdeeds

were atoned in al-Zawra (Baghdad, whose Abbasid Caliphs avenged the Ahl al-Bayt)

والأعادي كأن كلّ طريح

منهم الزّقّ حلّ عنه الوكاء

When the enemies (of the Ahl al-Bayt)

were laying around dead and mutilated

آل بيت النبيّ طبتم فطاب المدح

لي فيكم وطاب الرثاء

O People of the House of the Prophet, You are pure!

So my praises and eulogies for you are also pure

Our Shaykh, Sāhib al-Faydah al-Tijāniyyah al-hajj Ibrāhīm Niasse al-Kawlakhī(RA) made Ziyarah of both the graves of our Master al-Husayn (RA), in Karbalā’(where his noble body is) and in Egypt (where his noble head is). About that visit he (RA) says in Sayr al-Qalb:

بكربلاء زرت الحسين توسلاً

لوالده الأرضى من الله طالباً

In Karbalā I visited al-Husayn seeking a means

To his father (Ali), the pleased one, seeking (a means to) Allāh

علي أبي السبطين ليث محمد

بصارمه الصمصام أنحي المصائبا

ʼAlī, the father of the two grandsons, the Lion of Muhammad

By whose sharp sword I ward off calamities!

And when Shaykh Ibrāhīm (RA) visited the Prophetic Relics which are stored in the Mosque of our Master al-Husayn (RA) in Cairo, he asked those in charge to bring the Relics closer to his breast, saying:

قربوه من قلبي لكي يتطهر

Bring them closer to my heart, so that it may be purified!!!

It was also the habit of Shaykh Ibrāhīm Niasse (RA) to give as a gift (Hadya) whatever he had of wealth to whichever descendant of the Prophet (SAW) who visited him- even if his lineage had not been verified – out of reverence for the Prophetic lineage.

The following article is also good:

We conclude with some of the Prophet (SAW)’s extortions to the Ummah about his two beloved grandsons, our masters Hasan and Husayn (RA):

دعوهما بأبي هما و أمي،

من أحبني فليحب هذين

Leave them alone, May my parents be sacrificed for them two

Whoever loves me, then let him love these two.

من أحبهما فقد أحبني و من أبغضهما فقد أبغضني

Whoever loves these two has loved me. But whoever hates them has hated me.

حسين مني وأنا من حسين ، أحب الله من أحب حسينا

Husayn is from me and I am from Husayn. Allāh loves whoever loves Husayn

The first hadith was related by al-Nasā’ī and al-Ṭabarānī

The second by Ibn Mājah and Ahmad

The third by al-Tirmidhī, Ibn Mājah and Ahmad

See below the attached photo of Imam Hassan Cisse (RA) at the Tomb of Imam Husayn (RA) in Cairo.


Servant of the Family of Muhammad (SAW)

Fakhruddin bin Ahmad al-Tijani (RA)

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