This treatise explains the concept of Istighatha, examines its proofs in detail and resolves areas of confusion.
The first section deals with misconceptions realting to the concept of Istighatha,
The second section mentions the [textual] proofs of the Ahl al-Sunna wa’l Jama’a for Istighatha,
The third section mentions some rational proofs for the position of the Ahl al-Sunna wa’l Jama’a.
About the Author
Habib Kazim Jafar, a Sayyid, was born in Yemen and raised as a scholar since his birth. He was taught various Islamic disciplines along with tasawwuf at the Abu Murayyim institute. Travelling in search of knowledge, Habib Kazim found himself at Bayda of Yemen where he studied under many great scholars of this time. Finally he finished his studies by returning to Tarim and started his dawah there. Habib Kazim bin Jafar bin Muhammad al-Saqqaf traces his lineage back through the great Imams, Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Saqqaf and al-Faqih al-Muqaddam Muhammad bin Ali to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
He memorised the Qur’an under the tutelage of Habib Sad bin Alawi al-`Aydarus at the renowned school of Imam Muhammad Abu Murayyam. He also studied at the prestigious Ribat of Tarim and took knowledge from the main scholars of the city. Habib Kazim is considered an expert in many areas of the sacred sciences including Jurisprudence (Fiqh), the Prophetic Biography (Sirah), Creed (Aqidah), Principles of Jurisprudence (Usul) and in particular, Hadith and its related sciences.