His noble lineage

Hussein bin Abdul Qadir bin Hassan bin Salem bin Muhammad bin Abdul Qadir bin Hassan bin Omar bin Saqqaf bin Muhammad bin Omar bin Taha bin Omar bin Taha bin Omar bin Abdul Rahman bin Muhammad bin Ali bin bin Abdul Rahman bin As-Saqqaf bin Muhammad Mawlad Daweelah bin Ali bin Alawi bin Muhammad al-Faqih al-Muqaddam bin Ali bin Muhammad Saheb Marbat bin Ali Khale’ Qasm bin Alawi bin Muhammad bin Alawi bin ‘Abidullah bin al-Muhajirilallah Ahmad bin ‘Isa al-Naqib bin Muhammad al-Naqib bin ‘Ali al-‘Aridi bin al-Imam Ja’far as-Saqiq bin al-Imam Muhammad al-Baqir bin al-Imam ‘Ali Zain al-‘Abidin bin al-Imam al-Hussein ash-Shahid bin al-Imam ‘Ali bin Abi Talib wa ibn Sayidat Nisa’ al-‘Alamin Fatima az-Zahra’ bint Sayyidina Muhammad Sayyidul Anbiya’ wal-Mursalin sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa alihi wa sahbihi wa salem. 

Birth and upbringing

Born in the city of Jeddah, Hijaz, Arabia, in the year 1391 Hijri / 1971 A.D, his father raised him on the love of seeking knowledge, love of the spiritual scholars, love of the righteous and saints of Allah. He attended one of the circles dedicated to the memorization of the Holy Qur’an where he memorized the Holy Qur’an before reaching his teenage years. The first book he read at a young age, while he was thirsty for knowledge, was read at the hands of the people of knowledge – this book was “Bidayatul Hidaya” authored by Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali who was nicknamed “the proof of Islam”. 

His teachers and sheikhs

He spent much time in the company of the people of knowledge, religious scholars and the righteous. It was with these kind of people that he was raised, nurtured, and protected under the guidance of Al Habib Al Imam ‘Abdul Qadir bin Ahmad As-Saqqaf, from which he was given the ijazah (permission to carry on the knowledge attained). He was also given special attention by and received ijaza from Habib al-Imam Ahmad Mash-hur bin Taha Al Haddad, through whom more than 500,000 individuals came into Islam. He was also given ijaza from Al Habib Al ‘Alamah Yahya bin Ahmad Al ‘Aydrus. He was also given ijaza from Al Habib Omar bin Zain  ‘Aydid, Al Habib Abu Bakr bin ‘Ali al-Mash-hur. He was finally given ijaza from the the respected Habib Omar bin Muhammad bin Salem bin Hafith, who granted him the ijaza and gave permission to teach and call people to Allah,  and also of his sheikhs, the respected Sheikh al Muqri Ayman Suwid. 

Habib Hussein then went on to study at Al-Azhar University in Egypt in 1992 for six years in the faculty of Shari’ah, Islamic Law, from where he graduated with a degree in Islamic Shari’ah. 

After his graduation he traveled to the city of Tarim in the Hadramawt valley of Yemen, which is known as the city of scholars and saints. There he became a student of Habib Omar bin Hafith, and studied in Dar Al Mustafa Institute in various Islamic sciences. 

Religious mission and initiatives

His life has been dedicated to calling people to Allah and monotheism, using the mainstream, middle course, which is the way of the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah (People of the Sunnah and the Majority). He initiated and ran various classes and lectures in Egypt for men, women and students of knowledge. He has traveled to Syria,  Jordan, Yemen, Singapore, Malaysia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman and Pakistan. Currently he is residing in the United Arab Emirates where he gives regular classes, lectures, practical life-relevant personal counseling, spiritual guidance on various levels, whether its at colleges, schools, places of worship, public lectures, social clubs, and so on. 

Habib Hussein is currently employed by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department of Dubai, as Religious Advisor and Preacher at Abdul Salam Rafee Masjid.