Saturday, May 14, 2011

Quench the thirst of my heart


Bismillah.

Strumming my pain with His fingers...
Singing my life with His words...
We hum these lines from a song which some of you might be familiar with. As a mortal singing the pre-destined lyrics of life, our throat does get dry sometimes. So we struggle to draw faith from the reservoir of the heart. Alas we all suffer from intermittent spiritual drought.

But we keep strumming while flipping our mental chords one after another looking for just the right melody, again and again.

YaAllah, just as we are getting thirsty for Your nourishment, yet again You provide for us! Shukran lillah for these lines from Ghawth al Azam, a du'a for a thirsty heart.

Bismillahi 'ala qalbi
hatta yurwa
"In the Name of Allah" be upon my heart,
until its thirst is quenched.

Bismillahi 'ala qalbi
hatta yurwa

Bismillahi 'ala qalbi
hatta yurwa...

6 comments:

  1. That is Sulthanul Awliya Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jaiani's du'a idzhabut ta'ab. i.e the dua to remove weariness =)

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  2. Yes Mas you are absolutely right! We were revising his du'a for a treatment for a friend's knee condition (Bismillahi ala rukabi hatta taqwa) and simultaneously we found something for our heart. So we have memorized the lines to heart now.

    As usual our prime resource on Sultan Awliya's treasures are from Al Baz. Alhamdulillah.
    Thank you.

    http://www.al-baz.com/shaikhabdalqadir/Books_and_Text_of_Wisdom/Al-Fuyudat_al-Rabbaniyya/Wird_li-Dhahab_at-Ta_ab/wird_li-dhahab_at-ta_ab.html

    p/s We are forever grateful for Brother Ruslan Moore of Al Baz Publishing. Without his efforts many of Sultan Awliya's gems would have remained undiscovered for English speaking seekers. And we are thankful that he gives us permission to freely quote from his publications.

    Alhamdulillah.
    May we continue to benefit from the knowledge and barakah of the honorable Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jailani.
    Bi iznillah.

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  3. I used this dua during my 24km route march in the army =). -Mas-

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  4. Heh...heh Mas, must have been very useful : D
    I am reserving it for Hajj routine InshaAllah.
    Thanks again.
    E

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  5. Salaam I used this du'a whenever in long journey, Alhamdulillah very helpful with various fawaid, I'm glad u mentioned it Ezza.

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  6. Thanks Lela, you just taught me a new word - fawaid : )
    Thanks for sharing.
    Wasalam.
    E

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