Monday, October 26, 2009

Standing with a Knower

(L)Shaykh Abdul Kareem Yahyaa (R)Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Shaykh Abdul Kareem Yahyaa: "...There is a story to this picture. I am physically larger than sayyidi Habib Umar, but in this picture (and even more in the video) he looks larger than me. One of the miracles of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is that he would appear taller than two tall men who flanked him, even though he was of moderate height (peace be upon him). It occurred to me that at this event Habib Umar was following this sunna, but I did not get a chance to ask him. However on the UK tour a brother was reading Tirmidhi's Shama'il with Habib and when he read the section on the Prophet's height (peace be upon him) Habib Umar commented and said that this occurs for some of the knowers of Allah, answering - as he often does - the question that occurred to me the student.
That was a good event, there was so much light that i could not distinguish the features of some of the audience..."

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