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Archive for June 5th, 2007

Ghamkol Sharif no longer open 24hrs!

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Tuesday 5th June, 2007

ghamkol-sharif.jpgI was shocked last week, when i turned up at ghamkol sharif (b’ham’s only masjid to be kept open 24hrs) at 0230hrs to find the gate padlocked. I hadn’t performed my Isha prayer yet and calculated that by the time i reached home it would be fajr time already and as i was just passing ghamkol sharif i thought i’d turn in. Two brothers were walking up and down the car park (exercising their legs), i realised something was up when they showed no emotion as i drove up to the gate and realising it was locked reversing back out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kissing the feet of elders

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Tuesday 5th June, 2007

1bb61c38ef_thumb.gifThis practice is prevalent amongst the Bangladeshi muslims. I haven’t seen it being practiced much among any other communities (not that it isn’t practiced). I once saw a clip on youtube of a mawlid gathering where shaykh hisham bent down and kissed the feet of his shaykh, shaykh nazim haqqani. I thought to myself, if the wobblies see this they will immediately accuse shaykh hisham of worshipping shaykh nazim. How foolish! such accusations would be.

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Posted in bangla, bangladesh, bengali, fiqh, hadith, islam, religion, sufi, sufism, Tasawwuf | 19 Comments »