This is an old party.
By that it is meant, every year, on the last Thursday of the month of #RabiulAwwal, for the past hundreds of years, they get together and recite the life history of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh from a selected text, with intervals of poetry recitation.
And they begin right before the sunrise.
The text this morning is known al-Barzanji and the one leading it is the Grand Mufti of Tareem – Habib Ali Mashoor bin Muhammad bin Salem Bin-Hafidh.
The venue is largely a school for women where Habib Ali teaches regularly, including a high level jurisprudence class for teachers twice a week. For those who are familiar with the name will appreciate the magnitude of this place.
This used to be the home of the biggest figure of the Ba’Alawi family and tradition. The home of al-Faqih al-Muqaddam The Foremost Jurist.
Muhammad bin Ali Ba’Alawi.