Event: The Trodden Path

Sallam alaykum.

In the name of Allah, Most Benificent, Most Merciful

All Praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds
Peace and salutations upon His beloved Messenger




Wednesday 26th March 2008 7.30pm

Lectures by

Habib Kazim al-Saqaaf &
Shaykh Umar al-Khatib (Tarim, Yemen)

with Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa (Ibn Abbas Institute, UK) &
Ustadh Yahya Rhodus (Zaytuna Institute, USA)

Madni Jamia Masjid
101 Thornbury Road
(off Killinghall Road)

Directions click on link: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/

All welcome (Special arrangements for sisters)

Further info: 07852 189425

Habib Kazim al-Saqqaf
Al- Habib Kazim Ja’far Muhammad al-Saqqaf was born in Tarim, Hadramaut in the year 1960. He was taught the Qur’an and other Islamic disciplines by his eminent teachers at the famous school of Qur’anic Literacy and Memorisation Abu Murayyim and the prestigious school of classical learning the Ribat of Tarim. After graduating from the two aforementioned institutions, he continued his studies at the hands of some of the most qualified scholars and teachers of Tarim.
He thereafter travelled in search of knowledge to the northern Yemeni city of Bayda, registering at the famous Ribat of Bayda where he was blessed to study with some of the greatest scholars of recent times such as al-Habib Muhammad b. Abd-Allah al-Haddar, al-Habib Ibrahim b. Aqil b. Yahya and al-Habib Zain b. Sumait.

He then returned to Tarim were he continued his studies as well as embarking upon the continual task of da’wah. He was appointed the principal and head teacher of the Ribat of Shihr, occupying that post for the next six years, thereafter transferring to the Ribat of Mukalla once again as principal and head teacher for a further two years.

He has taught internationally in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, the UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

He currently teaches at the prestigious Islamic institute Dar al-Mustafa in Tarim as well as sitting on the Council for Legal Verdicts at the same establishment. He is also extremely active in all parts of Hadramaut, regularly lecturing and participating in conferences.

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa
Shaykh Ibrahim was born and raised in Liverpool, England. He was blessed with the opportunity to study several classical disciplines at the hands of some of the holders of the tradition such as Murabit al-Haj, al-Habib Umar b. Hafiz and Shaikh Hassan al-Hindi. Initially studying for three years in Syria and Mauritania, Ustaz Ibrahim was then blessed with the opportunity to spend over six years in the illuminated city of Tarim, Hadramaut where he studied under the qualified hands of teachers such as al-Habib Kazim al-Saqqaf, al-Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri and al-Shaikh ‘Umar Husain al-Khatib.
He was one of the founders of several Islamic initiatives including the Ibn Abbas Institute, Starlatch Press, Badr Language Institute and the Greensville Trust. He currently resides in Liverpool, England with his wife and two children.

Ustadh Yahya Rhodus
Ustadh Yahya was born and raised in America’s midwest. At the age of 19 he became Muslim in the San Francisco Bay Area and began studying with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and other distinguished scholars visiting from Mauritania, namely, Shaykh Khatri & Shaykh Abdullah Ould Ahmadna. In 1998, he traveled to Mauritania to further his studies of the Islamic sciences. There he spent more than 2 years learning with some of Mauritania’s greatest scholars, including Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj. In 2000, he moved to Yemen to continue his studies. In 2005, he returned from his studies overseas to serve as a full-time teacher at Zaytuna Institute. ‘He currently resides in Yemen with his wife and children where he continues to augment his studies, teach and work on various projects.

Shaykh Umar al-Khatib
Biography unavailable.

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6 Responses to Event: The Trodden Path

  1. Angela says:


    The Trodden Path
    The Greensville Trust hereby presents eager students with another blessed opportunity to study at the feet of some of the prophetic heirs and their students for a period of ten days during the prophetic month of Sha’bān. Students will be afforded opportune moments to acquire knowledge of the sacred, purify their hearts and affix their feet upon the soil of the religion of God, exalted be He.

    The Trodden Path August
    Update: 1 day left to register
    Resident Scholars
    al-Habib Kazim al-Saqqaf
    al-Shaikh ‘Umar Husain al-Khatib

    Resident Teachers
    Ustadh Yahya Rhodus
    Ustadh Faiz Qureshy
    Ustadh Zakir Shaikh
    Ustadh Ibrahim Osi-Efa

    Islamic Jurisprudence (Purification, Prayer and Fasting)
    Prophetic Biography

    The Welsh Language and Heritage Centre, Nant Gwrtheyrn, is located in an old granite-quarrying village on the Llyn Peninsula. the whole village was bought in the late 1970s with the intention of transforming it into a Language Centre.

    Nant Gwrtheyrn
    LL54 5LL

    Course Type
    Full Board Residential

    14th Sha’bān – 24th Sha’bān, 1429
    Friday, 15th August – Monday, 25th August, 2008

    Accommodation is situated in the former quarrymen cottages, which includes a lounge, bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. All students will be sharing a cottage with at least 5 other course participants, with some of the students expected to sleep on the floor due to a lack of adequate bed space.
    Only one cottage will be allocated towards the housing of families who desire to live together during the course. Priority will be given to larger families who are unable to live in the ‘singles’ accommodation essentially due to the size of their family. Each of the four families will be expected to occupy one of the four double bedded rooms in the house and share the twin bathroom facilities, kitchen and communal lounge area.

    Children are welcomed onto the Trodden Path with their presence being a causative reason for the descent of divine mercy. However, we will be maintaining our strict policy of not allowing children into the designated teaching area whilst classes are in progress. Financial contributions for each child brought are welcomed with guidelines being set at;

    Under sevens £50
    Under fifteens £100

    We hope to be able to arrange an informal creche for the duration of the course. The creche will be open up until 5:30 p.m with families thereafter having to supervise their own children. A minimum of five children between the ages of three and ten are needed in order to make the facility viable with families being expected to contribute £50 per child towards the associated costs of running the facility.
    Classes and Prayer
    Formal classes and prayer will be held in the main marquee situated in the square directly in front of the cottages. Some of the smaller classes and group sessions will be held at the Heritage Centre and the Plas.

    All meals with the exception of breakfast will be served at Caffi Meinir Restaurant on site, with students expected to organise their own breakfast in their cottages of residence, with all foodstuffs being provided by the kitchen staff.

    It should be noted that the Heritage Centre, Caffi Meinir Restaurant and the lower level of the Plas are all accessible by wheelchair.
    All applicants who desire to register for the course are strongly advised to do so prior to Thursday, 31st July, 2008. A place on the retreat can be reserved once the course application form is completed and returned alongside the required £100 deposit.

    In the case of a student dropping out of the course prior to it commencing then deposits will be returned on the proviso that another applicant is found to replace the place vacated.

    Payment Methods
    Any student who desires to register will only need to inform us of their desire and thereafter organise the first of two payments that being the £100 deposit needed to confirm one’s place on the course. The second payment for the the remaining £200 will need to paid by Thursday, 31st July, 2008 at the latest.

    We would appreciate it if all students could pay their fee directly in to the Greensville Trust Account and ensure that the deposit is referenced with the following;

    1. The Name of the Student e.g. Muhammad al-Sadiq al-Amin
    2. The course and payment reference e.g. Trodden Path Deposit or Trodden Path Final Payment

    Bank Details:
    Account Name: Greensville Trust
    Bank: Nat West
    Branch: Burnley (2 Howe Walk, Burnley, BB11 1NZ)
    Sort Code: 01 01 35
    Account Number: 16124103

    Course Fee

    For More Information
    Greensville Trust
    PO Box 157
    Sefton Park
    L17 3WW

    tel. – 07896658154
    email – info@greensvilletrust.org
    web – http://www.ibnabbas.org.uk
    Update: 1 day left to register Register

  2. nahid akhtar says:

    please let me know when is the next retreat
    thank you

  3. Adnan says:

    Nahid, any updates will be up on this blog 🙂

  4. R D says:


    Will there be a winter retreat brother?

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