The Director of SIIASI My first acquaintance with the ‘Shehu’, as he was and is still affectionately referred to throughout Africa, was when I was eleven years old, in 1972. My elder brother, Willard (Walid) was assigned to do a book report on the excellent work of the life of the ‘Shehu’ called The Sword of Truth by Mervyn Hiskett. Before my brother could return the book to the Hartford Public Library, I had the opportunity to read it. To this day I, as a young African American boy, cannot accurately describe the profound effect which the person of Uthman Dan Fuduye’ had upon me. The riots which ravaged the streets of Hartford, Connecticut a year earlier by the African and Hispanic communities was still etched upon my young memory. The Nation of Islam had just begun to be recognized as the vanguard of the African American liberation struggle. My hero, Muhammad Ali, had returned to the fighting ring as a Muslim champion and had waylaid every challenger with the style and beauty of a mythic hero. It was a good time for me as a young African American boy who considered himself to be Muslim. That winter reading of the Sword of Truth opened up my perspective and self image of the spiritual and political potential of the African Muslim which I have never lost. For this I am eternally grateful to Allah ta`ala for His primordial wisdom and mercy. I did not realize it then but this would be the first of a series of ordained encounters with the Shehu I would experience throughout my life. The most significant encounter between the Shehu and I was on his birthday, December 15, 1985. I traveled to the town of Maiurno, located on the western bank of the Blue Nile. There I met my shaykh, the Imam Muhammad al-Amin ibn Adam Karagh. He initiated me in the turuq of Shehu Uthman Dan Fuduye’ which he took from his father, Shaykh Adam Karagh. He in turn took it from his teacher, Shaykh Musa, who took it from the Imam of the Sokoto mosque, Shaykh Ali ibn Abu Bakr. He took it from Shehu Uthman Dan Fuduye’. He instructed me in the methodology and system of the Shehu. I read with him many of the works of the Shehu. He also gave me license (ijaaza) to transmit all Ahmad ibn Hanbal in his Musnad on the authority of al-Ash`ath ibn Qays, and at-Tabarani in his al-Kabir on the authority of Usama ibn Zayd on the authority of Abdallah ibn Mas`ud that I had learned from him. One of the first books he gave me to translate for our brothers in America was the Ihya ‘s-Sunna wa Ikhmad ‘l-Bid`a. Collection `Uddat’l-Fuqara `Ala Tareeq al-Asfiya Fee Sharh `Ala `Umdat’l-`Ulama (The Groundwork of the Impoverished Upon the Path of the Purified Regarding a Commentary Upon the Support of the Scholars). The Decisive Solution Zaman’n-Nasaara Lost & Found Children of Ibrahim The Original Message to the Black Man Islamic Slave Revolts of Bahia Brazil Umar Ibn Said Sibha Rulings Eulogy of Shaykh Bello Rafa’d-Darajaat Tariq’s-Sudan On Historical Consciousness A Poem On Tawhid An Open Letter Islamic Education The Secrets of Hajj On Naming On Defining Africa An Approach to the Study of Islamic Africa Nur Az-Zamaan Muharram and Ashura Hatumere’ Calligraphy Shaykh Muhammad Shareef Designs® 17 thoughts on “Shaykh Muhammad Shareef” Mohammed Lamina says: September 7, 2019 at 10:03 am Unable to download Muharram and Ashura pdf. Reply Brian Carr. (Isa ibn carr says: July 27, 2018 at 3:48 pm Me and other brothers suing fbop for100% halal meals. We need help to find vendors or for those to emerge from among the traditional Sunnis We need your direct help in every way and as a liaison insha Allah . the suit is pretty trial Been going since 2014, in summary judgment phase. Few are known . that have your expertise. Please response asap. To me at firstname.lastname@example.org Jazakallah khayrah wa salam Reply Shaykh Muhammad Shareef bin Farid says: July 3, 2020 at 7:57 am wa alaykum as salaam wa rahma…I am in Mali, thus there is no way that I can help you directly. Reply Tim Ali says: March 22, 2018 at 9:58 am How can i join, the devil, trying to get me back in his world Reply Hanif alkhateeb says: June 11, 2017 at 5:03 pm As Salaamu Alaikum Muhammad Shareef in the Hadith of tawassul of Adam one of the variant readings Allahu Ta’ala to Allah if it had not been for him (Muhammad)(SAW) I would not have created you many ulama makes this statement and the statement that Allah would not have created the world if it was not for Muhammad) (SAW) can you elaborate on the meaning and the wisdom of this Hadith and related statement all praise are due to Allah I love you brother and I am glad that Allah freed you from detention for this I am grateful. since the last time I contacted you you I have been on a consolation hearing with the parole board. it is possible that they may be freeing me from prison the year 2021 2 days after my hearing I had a dream that I would with you in Africa. Glad Tidings! also Mohammed Toure was supposed to contact you regarding you going over some text with me I never got the result of that. Also I have having problems with sending you emails. may Allah bless my shake. -Abdullahi Talibu Muhammad Toure Reply Antoine stuckey says: December 23, 2016 at 6:39 pm As salaamu alikum brothah iman im in dire need of the series u taught us in prison in 96 Reply Shaykh Muhammad Shareef bin Farid says: December 24, 2016 at 4:52 am You might want remeind me exactly which series you are talking about. That wa 2o years ago. Reply Antoine stuckey says: December 23, 2016 at 6:37 pm As salaamu alaikum brother imam. Masha Allah jazakullah khairu may Allahs barakats be bestowed upon you and ur family Sukhran for instilling knowledge of the deen within me this fire of knowledge our core roots islamic african studies. Had the pleasure to partake and learn from ur guidance since 1996 u taught pearls of wisdom to me as a young reverted mumin. The fire continues to grow .now inbox me at antoine email@example.com or contact 3236674924 Ss salaamu alaikum Reply muhammad abdul says: December 13, 2016 at 11:56 pm Salamu alaikum I try to download ‘decesive solution’ but the archive not available,would you help me please Reply muhammad abdul says: December 11, 2016 at 7:02 am Assalam alaikum Please what does ‘plantation of amerikkka’ means and where it is located Reply songheixuanfeng says: December 12, 2016 at 2:46 am The term ‘AmeriKKKa’ is a catch all term which defines the systemic, historical and engrained disease of white supremacy in America. I first came upon the term when reading the writings of the members of the Republic of New Afrika, such as Chokwe Lamumba, Sundiata Acoli, Mutulu Shukur, Jihad Abd’l-Mumit, Sekou Odinga, Abu Bakr Obadeli and many others. The term AmeriKKKa is term people use to describe America at its worst; like when you are forced to acknowledge that another African America is a ‘negro’ or a ‘niggah’ based upon his character. The term AmeriKKKa defines America when it falls under the sway of white chauvanism, white priviledge and white supremacy. Unfortunately America has been AmeriKKKa for far more years than it has been an America; thus the term sticks; esecially now when the KKK, the neo Nazis, the Aryan Brotherhood and a host of other far right white nationalist extremist groups openlly endorsed the president elect TRUMP. With increased racial, ethnic and religious violence being pushed by the majority of the white population, I can rightly describe the U.S. today ACCURATELY as an AmeriKKKa. We have yet to see an America! Reply Abdulhakim Habibullah says: October 25, 2016 at 9:21 pm Mayurno where is this place at in africa Reply Shaykh Muhammad Shareef bin Farid says: October 26, 2016 at 7:33 am Maiurno is located on the western side of the lue Nile aout 0 minutes drive from Sennar, the central capital of the central region of Sudan. Reply Muhammad Khaliq alfodiawa says: December 23, 2015 at 8:11 am Our jamaat of three wishes to join the Jamaal of UDF in amirikkka Reply Shaykh Muhammad Shareef bin Farid says: October 26, 2016 at 7:40 am contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Reply Sharon Morris says: November 7, 2015 at 3:37 am Addullahi Fudi I’m in prison I had someone contact you before about your spiritual past And you referred them to Yandex.com and they were confused on how to work it .can you please explain how to use that website. Thank you Salaama alaykum. Contact me at email above Reply Shaykh Muhammad Shareef bin Farid says: January 31, 2016 at 7:01 am actually, I only posted my email email@example.com Reply Leave a Reply to Tim Ali Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.