Sheikh Farid Haibatan

Sheikh Farid Haibatan graduated in Electronic Systems Engineering and holds a bachelors in Engineering (B.eng) from the University of Essex. After graduation he spent a number of years at the Islamic University in Madinah where he studied the Arabic Language and other religious sciences. Since his return from Madinah, he has been involved in Islamic Da’wah and has for many years taught the Arabic language and Islamic Studies. He has also translated Arabic books into the English Language some of which have become household names within the Muslim community such as Fortification of the Muslim through Remembrance and Supplication (Hisn al-Muslim). He currently serves as an Islamic studies lecturer and head of development both at MRDF and is also a Senior Advisor at the Islamic Council of Europe.
16 Articles

The Indispensable Need for Allah: Our Basis For Servitude

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This article is part of a free translation of al-Iftqar ila Allah, Lubb al-'Ubudiyyah by Ahmad al-Suwayan The condition of being in absolute need of Allah is one of the most essential states of servitude [‘ubudiyyah]. It has been described to be its reality and crux1. Allah says, ‘O mankind! It is you who stand in need of Allah whereas Allah is the Rich, the Praise-worthy [al-Ghani, al-Hamid].’2 He also cites Moses [Musa] as saying, ‘My Lord! Truly, I am in need of whatever good that You bestow on me!’3 Ibn al-Qayyim defines the reality of this lack of the

Disobedience Devastates Blessings

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The illustrious scholar Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (751 AH) authored an incredible work, al-Da’ wa al-Dawā’ (The Disease and the Cure), in which he detailed with remarkable insight the hideous consequences of sinning and disobeying Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā). In this article a tiny segment of his discussion is presented, where he turns to the topic of blessings and how one is deprived of them as a result of acts of disobedience. The following is what he wrote: “It uproots the blessings of one’s life, sustenance, knowledge, deeds and obedience. In short, it eradicates the blessings of religion and world. You

The Status of the Noble Companions – Part 2

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(original work by 'Abd al-Muhsin al-'Abbad) Vilification of the Companions is in reality vilification of the religion since they related to us the Qur'an and the Sunnah.

Remembrance & Seeking Forgiveness

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This article is part of a free translation of al-Iftqar ila Allāh, Lubb al-ʿUbudiyyah by Aḥmad al-Suwayan Following on from a previous article, the central actions of remembrance and seeking forgiveness are highlighted as indicators of a true and real need that one has for Allāh. The heart of a believing servant should remain affixed to the remembrance and praise of his Patron and Benefactor via mention of His sublime names and majestic attributes in all circumstances. Repenting and seeking forgiveness for sins and shortcomings are actions that the heart should always be engaging in. One’s heart experiences pleasure and

The Status of the Noble Companions – Part 1

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(original work by 'Abd al-Muhsin al-'Abbad) Allah selected a group to accompany the Prophet and receive the Shari’ah from him; they are the best of his ummah.

Humility, Love & Attachment

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This article is part of a free translation of al-Iftqar ila Allāh, Lubb al-ʿUbudiyyah by Aḥmad al-Suwayan In a previous article we discussed the essential and exalted condition of being in need of Allāh. This condition is realised through the achievement of states that are pivotal to the heart. Humility, love and attachment are such states focused on in this second article. A believer surrenders himself to his Lord with humility and subjugation and he forwards a feeble mould as a consequence of His Greatness. He prefers love of Him to all other loves. A tranquil soul, gratified eyes and a calm heart come