Monday, August 29, 2011

29th Ramadhan 1432H


As we bid farewell to Ramadhan Al-Mubarrak, we pray for Allah to forgive us all. May Allah accept our deeds and may Allah draw us nearer to Him. We would like to conclude our Ramadhan postings with a du'a by the most often quoted person in this blog - the esteemed Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani qaddasallahu sirruh. May Allah make us benefit from his wisdom and barakah.
"O Allah, bring us back to You!
Keep us stationed at Your door!
Let us be Yours, in You and with You!
Let us rejoice in serving You!
Let our taking and our giving be for Your sake!
Purify our inner beings (bawatin) of everything but You!
May You not see us where You have forbidden us to be,
and may You not fail to find us
where You have commanded us to be.
Do not let our outers (zawahir)
be guilty of attributing partners (shirk) to You.
Take us from our own selves unto You.
Let us belong wholly to You,
rich in You beyond need of any other.
Arouse us from heedlessness of You.
Choose us for Your obedient and confidential service.
Delight our hearts and our innermost beings (asrar)
with Your nearness.
Keep us far from disobedience to You
as You have kept the sky far from the earth,
and let us be as near to obedience to You
as You have put the iris near to the white of the eye.
Keep us apart from what displeases You,
as You kept Yusuf and Zulaikha from disobeying You."
- Du'a of the venerated Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani qaddasallahu sirruh

Our heartfelt thanks to Brother Ruslan Moore of Al Baz Publishing for granting us permission to freely quote from 'The Sublime Revelation', an English translation of Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani by Allahyarham Muhtar Holland. May Allah make us all helpers of His deen. May Allah grant us a long life so we are able to embrace Ramadhan again next year InshaAllah.

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