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From Mujahideen Ryder and Contemplating Chishti comes video and descriptions of a private mawlid that occurred in the hotel suite of Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah although it seems bin Bayyah was not present during the Reviving the Islamic Spirit confererence last December in Toronto. Shaykh Talal, Shaykh Ramsy, Hamza Yusuf, Zaid Shakir, Yahya Rhodus, Amir from Mujahideen Ryder, Salman from Contemplating Chishti, Hamzah from Maniac Muslim, and others were present. Sisters seem to have been excluded.
Reading the description on Contemplating Chishti has provided me with a deeper insight into why some people are so eager to engage in this activity and what they get out of it. I had a feeling that like the video on MR’s site, the description would also be removed so I saved it for educational value. You can email me for the description in sha Allah.
And then I saw this hadra with the late Shaykh Abd al-Rahman Shaghouri on GoogleVideo and was disturbed. I don’t get that at all. With the description from Salman despite the fact that I don’t agree with it, I kinda get that particular mawlid. Kinda. But I don’t understand this hadra thing, perhaps someone can explain it to me.