Qasida | Qutb al-Aqtab – قطب الأقطاب | Sh. Muhammad al-Yaqoubi
This poem was inspired to Sh. Muhammad al-Yaqoubi on his way to the shrine of Imam Abul Hasan al-Shadhili in Humaythirah, Egypt on 14 April 2004 / 1425H, and rectited there.
Dedicated to al-Imam Abul Hasan ash-Shadhili Radiya Allah ‘anhu
By Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi
This is a rough translation of the poem that I wrote yesterday (14th Aug.) on the way to the shrine of al-Imam Abul Hasan ash-Shadhili, may Allah be satisfied with him and may He allow us to benefit from his secrets and knowledge. The shrine is on the old hajj road in the southern part of Egypt five hour drive from Luxur through a town called Idfu. We were five – four people accompanied me from Cairo. When we were few hours away from the shrine, I found the words coming on my mouth so I jotted them down. When we arrived, I recited the poem before him in the blessed maqam where his presence was felt and it was overwhelming. I spent sometime making du’a for many people and I mentioned most of my student by name. The song in Arabic is written after the pattern of the famous song (ya imam rusli yaa sanadi).
Poem follows below…
Posted on Sunday, September 18th, 2005 at 1:42 pm