riyada in arabic means "training" or "discipline". It was used by the arabs in relation to horse taming. Sufis refer to their discipline as "riyadat an-nafs": disciplining the soul / training the ego. Today, the word riyada has come to mean "sports". There is an Arabic proverb that says: "The purpose of sports (riyada) is not to win cups, but to discipline the soul". This blog is here to help me discipline my soul and train my body.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Ibn Idris' tafsir of the Salaat

I have translated two important teachings of sidi Ahmad ibn Idris regarding Salaat:

1) Why is it very important to pause at the end of every verse when reciting the Fatiha in Salaat?

2) An explanation of the takbir that begins the salaat, and the takbirs during the salaat, and the taslims at the end of the salaat. In effect, it is an explanation of the deeper meaning of the entirety of the salaat.

It is on my new blog: http://riyada.hadithuna.com/the-mumins-ascension/


Blogger safa said...

Salams there,

just want to say a quick thanks for your blog. sincerely appreciated what i read so far. I recently had an encounter with a Tijani Sheikh in Jerusalem and will share some of the details of the extra ordinary experience with you if you wish. I enjoyed learning some details about the history of this tareeqa from your blog.

Thanks again

November 14, 2007 at 2:21 AM

Blogger Silencer said...


thank you! and please do share your experience! May Allah grant us a visit to Jerusalem and to pray at the Aqsa. Is the sheikh living in Jerusalem?

November 14, 2007 at 8:23 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The contemporary Imam of the Tareeqa Idrisia, Alsyedi Al-Sheikh Al-Hafiz Ameen Bin Adul-Rehman,
moved from Hijaz in late 80s and is present in city of Multan in Pakistan.

Tareeqa Idrisia, known as Silsila Idrisia in Pakistan, is based on the Love of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It is the most pure form of the sufism or tareeqat which is unanimously known as the correct Islam.

The Shiekh is based at city of Multan in Pakiatn. The address is 381-A, Shah Rukn-e-Alam Colony, Multan, Pakistan.

April 10, 2008 at 12:25 PM


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