Tuesday, December 1, 2009

O You much desired...

O You much desired
You are the aid in the hours of trouble;
In the deepest of darkness
as in the dangers of the desert
You see all things.

In the hour of shame and confusion
me, only You can protect;
when I am overcome with affliction
in the hour of danger
me, Your supreme intelligence will support.

O You ever present,
I implore
to free me from grief!

O son, this could either be from Ibn Arabi or Jalaluddin Rumi. I'm sorry I do not have a record of the sources. But I remember taking this munajat along with me when I traveled to Sabah about a decade ago. I was at that time suffering badly from some jinn-related sickness. How bad you ask? I stepped out from the plane with a heavy head so much so that I came out from the airport through the wrong exit without passing the immigration! Mind you, that was probably my fifth time going to Kota Kinabalu, so familiarity was not an issue. Anyhow, Alhamdulillah ala kulli hal! Praise be to Allah in all circumstances.

The awliya believe that when you are most needful of God, that is when you are closest to Him. How true!
And Jurayri says in 'Attar: Tadhkirat

"Trust in God
of one's desperate
Jurayri's quote is from : The Wisdom of Sufism


  1. "Dil mera ho jaye eak meydane hoe, Toe hie toe ho, toe hie ho, toe, hoe toe

    Aur mere tun mebajaye aab wa gil, Darde dil ho, darde dil Ghair se bilkul hie uth jaye nazar, Toe hie toe aaye nazar dekhu jidhar."


    May my heart become an open field In which there is none other but Only you, only you, only you and in my body instead of water and sand

    May i be blessed with the pain of the heart

    May my eyes be blind to everyone else

    Wherever i see may i only see you.


    The ardent lover of Allah makes dua that his heart must be an empty field in which there is nothing and nobody but allah.

    Further he desires that his body must be drenched with the pain of the love of Allah. (Love is painful but this pain is enjoyable - like a person eating a strong curry - it burns him but on account of enjoying it he takes more and mroe. Similarly the love of Allah will make a person give up his wrong lifestyle - his sins, to get up for tahajjud, cry in duas - outwardly all this appears greatly painful but there is great enjoyment in it)

    Further his love is so intense taht he does not want to see anything or anyone besides Allah and that he only sees Allah (The Manifestation of His existence in His creation) where he looks. When a person is blessed with ma'rifat, recognition of Allah) and progresses in this then in everything he only sees the hidden hand of Allah at work.

  2. Salam,
    Thank you for sharing that beautiful (Hindi/Bengali?)sayings and brilliant explanation. You are so right. "Li wajhillah" is all that true seekers yearn for. I'm reminded of a du'a by the Prophet s.a.w I discovered not too long ago but I am yet to verify with a guru. It goes something like this: "Allahumma inni as aluka lazat al nazar ila wajhika." "O Allah grant me the joy of seeing none, but Your Face."
    Wallahu a'lam.

  3. Salam,
    It is actually in Urdhu,similar to hindi. Mostly spoken by muslims in India/Pakistan, but more obvious in India to differentiate among the muslims and the Hindus. Most of the Urdhu language is writen in arabic and most of the wordings is more to arabic compare to hindu language has its own writings and its contains Sannskrit wordings.

    P/S: The doa is so meaningful, for a lover of Him.

    Penang also :)

  4. Salam my friend 'From Penang also'
    Thank you for sharing that valuable info.