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Wednesday, September 01, 2004  

Assalamualaikum Wr Wb You are respectfully invited to the Haul of Habib Esa bin Abdulkader bin Ahmad Alhadad as follows:



Habib Esa bin Abdulkader

bin Ahmad Alhadad and father

Habib Abdulkader bin Ahmad

bin Abdulrahman Alhadad


19th Rejab - 4th September 2004



Masjid Abdul Razak - Singapore

Jalan Ismail

Time - 5.00 pm



Introduction and Recitation of Hadra Baswedan lead by Syed Soleh Umar binJindan


Recitation Wirdul Latif led by Habib Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Semait


Yaasin & Tahlil led by Habib Zain Alhabshie


Qasidah Imam Alhadad


Lecture by Habib Muzir Fuad Almusawwa


Manaqib of Habib Abdulkader bin Ahmad Alhaddad

The Haul of Habib Esa ibn Abdulkader ibn Ahmad Alhadad and that of his father Habib Abdulkader ibn Ahmad ibn Abdul Rahman Alhadad was first held at Abdul Razak Mosque in Singapore in 1981 by his three sons, Habib Alwi bin Esa Alhadad, Habib Muhammad bin Esa Alhadad and Habib Ali bin Esa Alhadad. Habib Alwi passed away in Damman in 1986. The last time the Haul was held with his sons present was in 1989. Habib Ali attended with his arm fractured and he subsequently passed away that year and Habib Muhammad passed away in 1990.

Habib Abdulkader bin Ahmad bin Abdulrahman Alhadad came to Indonesia in the middle of 1800s.

Habib Abdulkader bin Ahmad Alhadad traveled to Indonesia to trade and dakwah, his niat was fisabillilah. He was a pious and honest salikin. Most of the wealth he generated goes towards the support of religious institutions and the creation of wakafs for the needy in Tarim, education, and maintenance of mosques.

In 1880, together with Habib Agil bin Salim Alsree and Habib Abdulrahman bin Ali Aljunied, they set up a trust in Indonesia with their properties and those donated by other benevolent Hadhramis in Batavia (Jakarta), Bogor, Bandung and Surabaya. The main purpose of this trust was to support the running of Rubaat Tarim. Then Rubaat Tarim (college) was managed by Habib Abdullah bin Umar Alshatrie.

Habib Abdulkader bin Ahmad Alhadad returned to Tarim with his son, Esa, in 1874. Upon his return to Tarim, he devoted his life to Allah, ibadah and the knowledge.

Amongst his student was Habib Alwi bin Muhammad bin Tahir Alhadad from Geydum (born in 1882H). Seeing that Habib Alwi bin Tahir Alhadad was a good and learned student, Habib Abdulkader bin Ahmad encouraged him to go to Indonesia to continue his dakwah. Habib Alwi bin Muhammad bin Tahir Alhadad settled in Bogor Indonesia and compiled the collection of Awrads and Azkar of Imam Abdullah bin Alwi Alhadad called Wasilatul Ibadah.

The Learned Habaib from the Alawiyyin families kept in close contacts with each other. Amongst the sahabah of Habib Abdulkader bin Ahmad Alhadad were:

Al Habib Ahmad bin Hassan Alattas from Horaidah

Al Habib Abdillah bin Umar bin Semait from Shibam

Al Habib Idrus bin Umar Alhabshie from Seiyun.

Al Habib Abdullah bin Muhammad Alhabshie at Hawta Ahmed bin Zain.

During one of his visits to Al Habib Abdullah bin Muhammad Alhabshie at Hawta Ahmed bin Zain near Seiyum, Habib Abdulkader bin Ahmad Alhadad fell ill and passed away. His son, Esa, came to Hawta to bring his body back to Hawi. However, it began to rain and the roads were a slightly flooded. The people of Hawta persuaded him to bury his father at the Quhbar of Muhammad bin Zain Alhabshie. They said that his presence was a gift for the people of Hawta.


Habib Esa bin Abdulkader Alhadad

Habib Esa was born in 1870 and returned to Tarim in 1874 for his studies. After completing his studies at Rubaat Tarim, he came to Indonesia to settle the affairs of his father, henceafter returned to Tarim. He then traveled to Singapore and set-up an office at 13 Armenian Street. He represented his father in establishing another trust in Singapore for Rubaat Tarim with the Alsree and Aljunied. Because of his honesty and religious practices, the Arabs and traders trusted him. They hand over their financial affairs and properties to him either for management or to wakaf fisabilillah.

Habib Esa bin Abdulkader Alhadad traveled to the two kharamains, Mecca and Medina for ibadah and ziarah. In one of his visits to Medina he met the young Sheikh Umar bin Abdullah Alkhatib whose family he knew very well. Sheikh Umar had left Tarim to avoid being appointed as Qahdi. Habib Esa invited Sheikh Umar Alkhatib to follow him to Singapore. Together with Habib Abdulkader bin Abdulrahman Aljunied, they traveled to Batavia (today’s Jakarta) then to Singapore.

He was meticulous in all transactions; this was well recorded. In his will, he directed the transactions to be returned to their rightful owners. Habib Esa returned to Tarim in 1925 with his sons Alwi (age 7), Muhammad (5) and Ali (3). They all attended school at Rubaat Tarim. Habib Esa passed away in Hawi on Sunday 29th Rejab 1354 or 27th October 1935. He was buried on that very day at the Zanbal burial ground at Tarim. Habib Esa devotion to Imam Al-Haddad was reflected by the ‘niat’ of his wakaf.

Amongst them are to:

1st) provide the maintenance for the three mosques of Imam Abdullah Al-Haddad at Hawi, Masjid Al Awabin and Masjid Hajirah. 2nd) provide for the Poor in Hawi, Tarim, 3rd) look after Habib Abdullah Alhadad’s maqam at Assageefah 4th) support of Rubaat Tarim and its students.

In the Salsila of the Habaib, he was called the “Alalamah Dunia wa Din”, meaning the learned of this life and the religion.

posted by Abubak'r | 9/01/2004 02:33:00 AM |
As for him who fears to stand before his Lord and restrains the ego its desires, the Garden is shelter.
(The Snatchers:40)
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The Fire is surrounded by all kinds of desires and passions, while Paradise is surrounded by all kinds of disliked, undesirable things."
Whoever does good at night is rewarded during the day and whoever does good during the day is rewarded at night. Whoever is sincere in abandoning a desire is saved from catering to it. God is too noble to punish a heart that has abandoned a desire for His sake.
(Abu Sulayman ad-Darani)
Beware of your ego, and trust not its mischief;
The ego is worse than seventy devils.
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