The Concept of Bid`ah:In Light of the Qur'an and Sunnah
Al-Habib Kazim Ja`far Muhammad al-Saqqaf
Tuesday, 23rd January 2007
Pakistani Community Centre.
Marlborough Street, Glodwick
Oldham, OL8 1PZ
Note: Separate facilities for sisters provided.
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.