April 2 (CE Calendar) Hajji Dedebaba Reshat Bardhi | The Bektashi Order of Dervishes 2011CE

Hajji Dedebaba Reshat Bardhi

Dedebaba Reshat Bardhi (March 4th, 1935 – April 2nd, 2011 CE)

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After months of battling illness and exhaustion, al-Hajj Dedebaba Reshat Bardhi, head of the Worldwide Bektashi Community, parted from this life shortly after 2:00pm on the 2nd of April, 2011.

Dede Reshat was born on the 4th of March 1935 in village of Lusën, in the region of the northern town of Kukës. In 1944, as the destruction of war raged around him, Dede Reshat moved to Tirana with his family. It was there that he received both his secular as well as Islamic religion education.

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The First Part of Ramadan is Mercy

السلام عليكوم

Beloved friends, brothers and sisters – this week we entered the sacred month of Ramadan, insha’allah!

Rasool allah (SAW) has said “The first part of Ramadan is a mercy……………”

Are we taking advantage of this mercy? Do we accept the mercy of Allah (swt) for us and are we merciful towards others?

I am always amazed and pleased when I see the evidence of the upsurge of Islam in this country. I remember I read an article about the call that Islam has to people of Hispanic Origin in this country and elsewhere. I have several contacts in Mexico of people who have converted to Islam.

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Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan Mubarak!

Wishing all a blessed Ramadan – may it be filled with Allah’s blessings. May your fast be easy and may your spirit be uplifted with prayer and with closeness to Allah (swt).

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Entering Ramadan – 1443

Dear brothers and sisters, this coming Friday night Allah will allow us to enter once again into the sacredness and blessedness of Ramadan Kareem insha’allah. This is one of the times of the year when all Muslims are united in this single quest.

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15 Sha’ban 1443AH Khutbah

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Thinking about and trying to understand meanings of the Glorious Qur’an, which Allah (SWT) has sent down for His slaves to clarify all things and as a Light that He gives to whom He wills among His slaves. Indeed, the Qur’an contains tremendous medicine for all ills of the heart, as Allah said,

 وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاءٌ وَرَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلا يَزِيدُ الظَّالِمِينَ إِلا خَسَارًا

” And We sent down from the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe”  [Qur’an 17:82]

The Qur’an contains the deen; Allah’s promises, warnings and commandments; stories of previous nations; and codes of the best conduct and behavior.

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