This is the beautiful mosque of Habib Ali bin Abdullah as-Saqqaf in Seiyoun.
His Hadhra takes place every Thursday night, same time as Hadhra Imam al-Haddad in Tareem. And hour after Isya’, for an hour. This Hadhra in Seiyoun, is one of those that blew us away on our first taste.
*Important Note: Hadhras by the Ba’Alawi of Hadhramout, are no where near like the Hadhras you hear elsewhere around the world. The attendees don’t even stand like how the others do. They may at most recite along the poetry that’s being recited and you won’t see any chanting. Occasionally there are percussions.
Some people may head to the Mawlid of Habib Ali bin Muhammad al-Habshi at his mosque in Masjid al-Riyadh on Thursday nights. The end of this overlaps with the beginning of the Hadhra of Ali as-Saqqaf.
Habib Ali bin Abdullah as-Saqqaf is a student of Imam al-Haddad which explains why a good portion of the qasaid are from his teachers Diwan.
The mosque of Habib Ali is across the road of the madrasah Dar Al Ibtihaaj. And walking distance from Masjid Taha as-Saqqaf of Seiyoun. Seiyoun is the capital city of Hadhramout. It is 30 minutes from Tareem.
Other than the Hadhra, every morning after wird al Latiff, those present will sit and read Imam al Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum Iddin until ishraaq to pray Dhuha.
Pic: Shaykh Munir BaZuheir, the beautiful man who is one of our teachers, who was with us on our recent trip there. He was addressing the attendees after Asar prayers. From Wadi ‘Amd (Amd Valley), this man is ridiculously well read and has written a book about the Johor Mufti before. Will write a specific post about him one day. I mean, he is really beautiful. That word is so apt for him.