–Please find below the lecture given in The Gambia on January 22nd, 2011 by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, Chairman of the Board & Scholar-in-Residence at the Nawawi Foundation.
The title is “Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani’s (RAA) Reform of the Religious Scholars of His Time & the Appearance of Salah al-Din”.
Delivered prior to the ongoing popular uprisings in several Muslim-majority countries, the talk’s references to rulers and religious scholars is especially timely and poignant.
The speech in English has been transcribed here (please press the full-screen mode icon for better viewing):
To download a PDF copy of the transcribed speech in English, please click here.
>>Listen to and/or download the lecture (edited to include only original English with Arabic translation, both by Dr. Umar); MP3 file, 32 kbps bitrate, 56 minutes duration, 13.4 MB file size:Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah - Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani’s (RAA) Reform of the Religious Scholars EDITED
>>Listen to the lecture (unedited; includes original English with Arabic, Mandinka and Wolof translations); MP3 file, 32 kbps bitrate, 2 hours and 4 minutes duration, 29.7 MB file size:Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah - Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani’s (RAA) Reform of the Religious Scholars UNEDITED