O Allah, O Ya Hamid, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your slave and beloved, our Master Muhammad, his family and companions. By him, raise me to the stations of those who praise You constantly, those who have truly realised the meaning of praising You. By him, allow me to live a praiseworthy life and make me a praiseworthy slave in both abodes.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Remembering Shah Bahauddin Naqshband on 14th Muharram
"What is behind the meaning of the Prophet's narration, 'Part of faith is to remove what is harmful from the Way'? What he meant by 'the harmful' is the ego, and what he meant by 'the Way' is the Way of God, as He said to Bayazid al-Bistami, 'leave your ego and come to Us.'
"Muharram is also a month of great importance to Naqshbandi. Our Master and Imam of the Tariqah Shah Naqshband q.s. was born on the 14th of this month. It is thus important and most desired that the Ahl of the Tariqah congregate on the eve of this holy day for Khatm and Dhikr, and read the Mawlid al-Nabi s.a.w. in dedication to Mawlana Shah Naqshband, and also reading excerpts from his saintly life."