Wednesday, August 17, 2011

17th Ramadhan 1432H


In conjunction with the blessed night of Nuzul Qur'an, let's make du'a with the words of the venerable Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani (q.s.)

O Allah, help us to be obedient to You and do not desert us because of disobedience toward You.

O Allah, keep us far removed from hypocrisy in all our circumstances.

O Allah, bring us near to you, do not send us far away from You.

O Allah, install us in Your court, and in Your company.

O Allah, bless us with meeting you in this world  and the hereafter. Delight us with nearness to You and with the sight of You. Let us be among those who are well pleased with You, to the exclusion of everything apart from You.

O Allah, bless us with true fitness in Your company.

O Allah, employ our limbs and organs in Your obedient service and our hearts in Your intimate knowledge. Employ us throughout our lives, by night and by day. Join us with our predecessors among the righteous. Provide us with sustenance as You provided them with sustenance and be for us as You were for them.

O Allah, grant us the blessings You have bestowed upon Your people.

O Allah, help us against our own selves.

O Allah, grant us the blessing of compliance with Your destiny under all circumstances.

O Allah, let us eat of the food of Your nearness, let us quench our thirst with the drink of Your intimate friendship.

O Allah, cause a separation between us and our lower selves (nufus).

O Allah, let us get to know You so that we really know You ('ariifna bika hatta na'rifaka).

O Allah, treat us kindly in Your judgments and Your decrees.

O Allah, we seek refuge with You from reliance on material means (asbab) and attachment to fantasy (hawas), desires (ahwiya) and habits ('adat). With You we seek refuge from evil under all circumstances.

O Allah, make us extinct to everything apart from You! Cause us to exist in You and give us in this world good, and good in the hereafter, and guard us against the torment of the fire.

O Allah, may I benefit from what I have to say and let them benefit from what I am saying and they are hearing.

- Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani qaddasallahu sirruh

Credit: Al Baz Publishing

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