I don’t know how to explain this to you.
And you will see my lack of knowing in the following words.
Because some things are experienced, and not learned. The heart tastes honey not the mouth but eyes see.
The Sayyid, the Habib, the beloved, Abdul Qader Jailani al-Haddar, of Shaykh Abu Bakr Bin-Salem, of al-Saqqaaf, of Ba’Alawi, of al-Hussaini.
Really I’m posting this photo because I want you to know him be it now, or fifty years after, or five hundred.
That’s all really. For this was one man that has immense beauty. And light that he was often seen seeking to serve to consume.
En route home he stopped by KL and I had him hosted by some friends. When I asked them how do you find him, the reply read, ‘chilling now, we met two hours ago. This guy is the real deal. Thanks for this.’
This was taken exactly a year ago before he left for home. I made him stand there and took this photo, in a less subtle way than I had made him teach me a portion of a book the year prior. But not as quite when I made him trade with me his shawl.
Love makes one do things. Teaches others things.
He’s a student that taught me manifolds more of manners, etiquette, nobility, leadership and so forth just by observing his conduct.
That night we saw perhaps half the school and including teachers coming out to say goodbye to the hundred over students leaving although many were there for him, really.
And I went out that day searching to take this photo then for myself and you in mind. For this post today.
Please remember such people. Not because they may be famous one day.
But because they are.
Sometimes on this earth, mostly in the heavens.
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