A friend of mine, a friend on the Path, is blessed to have gotten an ijazah for a hadith from his guru who received it from the fragrance of the land of al-Haram as-Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Maaliki al-Hasani (rh). A truly great man whom I had met only once but his perfumed soul lingers in my heart until today and for the longest time. Alhamdulillah indeed!
The same hadith was narrated from Mu’az bin Jabal (ra) where Rasulullah (saw) had said:
يا معاذ، إني أحبك فقلاَللهُمَّ أَعِنِّي عَلَى ذِكْرِكَ وَشُكْرِكَ وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ
O Mu’az, truly I have LOVE for you, therefore you should say:
"O Allah I plea that You make me always remember You, be grateful to You, and be of good service to You.”
"Allahumma a'inni 'ala zikrika wa shukrika wa husni ibadatika."
Imagine, O son, the LOVE that the Prophet s.a.w has for us, and I say 'has' not 'had' for he is near and he is with us. Therefore, to show your appreciation for the Beloved of Allah, Yaseen Habibullah, please memorize this short but meaningful du'a and recite it after solat or whenever really. Please also pay attention to the three key words mentioned therein:
- be grateful and
These are what Allah would LOVE us do for His sake, so hasten O son.
I pray we will all be istiqamah (constant) in reciting this du'a.