Other than that, the Shaykh (RA) would also recite the Sirr al-Ziyarah prayer when would visit the Blessed Tomb of the Crown of Creation Sidina Rasul-Allah (SAW).

The Shaykh (RA) also writes:

“And among the signs of the acceptance of our Dua and fulfillment of all our desires was that whenever we would lift our hands for Dua, the rain would pour. This happened with the Abd al-faqir by the Ka’bah, by Arafah, and by Mina. And there were other matters which I cannot reveal”.

The noble Caretaker of the Holy Ka’bah, Shaykh Abd-Allah al-Shaybi also gave Shaykh Ibrahim (RA) the rare permission to be alone inside the Holy Ka’bah with some of his special disciples!

It is also well-known that his Eminence the Emir of Kano, Sultan Abd-Allahi Bayero, who came from a Qadiriyyah family, prayed to meet the Qutb al-Ghawth of the Tijaniyyah in the precincts of the Blessed Ka’bah, and then immediately saw Shaykh Ibrahim (RA) in front of him. Thereafter, he took the Tariq al-Tijani from Shaykh Ibrahim (RA) in front of the Maqam Ibrahim and invited him to make his famed visit to Nigeria, where tens of thousands submitted to the Tariqah.

Many other important Tijanis also asked Shaykh Ibrahim (RA) to renew the Tariqah and Taqdim for them during his stay in the Holy Land. Among them were:

-Al-Sayyid Ali al-Tayyib, the great Idrisid Hassanid Sharif and Medinite Shaykh who spread the Tariqah in Indonesia and who was a descendant of the venerable Sidi al-Tayyib al-Sufyani (RA)

-Al-Sayyid Ali al-Kutbi, Host of the Tijanis in Makkah

-Al-Shaykh Abu’l-Qasim bin Ibrahim, Head of the Ulama of Sudan

-Al-Sayyid Muhammad al-Shinqiti, grandson of the great Mauritanian Tijani Master Sidi Muhammad al-Mukhtar al-Shinqiti (RA) who took from 40 of the disciples of Sayyidina Shaykh al-Tijani (RA). He also gave the Tariqah to the Sultans of Turkey, Egypt and Darfur. He died in Sudan.

Shaykh Ibrahim (RA) also mentioned that a person in Jeddah whom he recognized as the Khidr (A.S.) informed him that he is the Qutb of the Age.

He also mentions that a Moroccan Sharif from Fez greeted him at the corner of the Holy Ka’bah and told him that he was informed by one Meccan Saint that he would meet the Ghawth of the Age at the Corner of the Ka’bah during the Hajj this year, and because of the Ghawth’s presence, everyone else’s Hajj would be accepted. Shaykh Ibrahim (RA) asked the Sharif, “So who did you meet at the Corner of the Ka’bah?”. The Sharif replied, “You“!

The Shaykh (RA) also mentions that in the holy plains of Mina, a Wali met him and told him:

أنت رجل ورثت مقام رجل ساكن في قرية فاس

 

 “You are a man who has inherited the Maqam of a Man from the town of Fez!”

In Makkah as well, he was also given the glad-tiding by the Moroccan Saint who migrated from Fez to Madinah, al-Sharif Ahmad al-Tibir (RA), that:

إني رأيتك تتولى جميع المشارب

 

“I have seen you take over all the Masharib (Methods and Understandings).”

 

All of this is taken from the Shaykh’s amazing Travelogue entitled al-Rihlah al-Hijaziyyah al-Ula in which he documents his first Hajj as well as his first Visit to Morocco.

It is must read for anyone who wishes to know more about the early years of the Faydah.

What we have mentioned and translated is a tip of the iceberg. The Travelogue itself contains numerous Duas, Intentions and Actions for every point of the Hajj and Ziyarah, from leaving one’s home to entering again into one’s home!

It also includes many of Shaykh Ibrahim’s experiences during this Amazing journey to Makkah, Madinah and Fas.

Of course, the Shaykh (RA) himself writes that what he did not mention in his work is far more than what he did:

و ما كتمناه مما لا أبوح به

أضعاف أضعاف ما كنا كتبناه

And what I have concealed and cannot reveal

Is multiple and multiple times more than what I wrote!

May Allah grant us all a Hajj-Mabrur and Ziyarah Maqbulah. Amen.

(pictures of Shaykh-al-Islam in Ihram)