Tuesday, February 22, 2011

May the fire be cool


O son, this is one prayer which might give hope to anyone who is undergoing a misfortune, who is grief stricken or who is feeling terrified.

We (the heedless) pray and they - the righteous, the exalted in rank, the pure - pray and when they do, we desperately say amin with them.

This is a prayer of the honorable Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani. He said:
"O young man, If you are dutifully devoted to your Lord (Almighty and glorious is He), remembering Him, affirming His Oneness [if you are a muwahhid] and looking to Him for guidance before you suffer misfortune, then when misfortune does befall you. He will say to it:
'O fire, be cool and safe for Abraham.' (Quran21:69)

O Allah treat us like this, even if we do not deserve it! Treat us with Your generous kindness. Do not demand of us all that we owe. Do not put us out of Your sight and do not set Yourself against us. Amin."

Amin...we say to such meaningful du'a made by Ghawth al-Azam, whose barakah we rely upon InshaAllah.

FROM: The Sublime Revelation
Credit: Al Baz and Muhtar Holland 

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