by Hamid Iqbal Khan
This was taken from the Interpreter's Path blog by Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya. It was like a glass of cold water for thirsty me. It's very simple to do yet with barakah of Habib Umar bin Hafiz the effects will be tremendous bi-iznillah. I sure hope you would find it useful and benefit from it too InshAllah.
"At the Question and Answer session of Red Sulfur tazkiya lesson 7 (May 9), a couple of beneficial questions were raised regarding trials and tribulations to which Sayyidi Habib Umar (may Allah preserve him and spread his benefit among us) responded with the following Prophetic prescriptions:
One should read:
129 times in the morning and evening.
Increase the number to 133 in times of difficulty.
(Al-Latif is one of Allah’s names and is sometimes translated as “gentle” or “subtle.” Habib Kadhim as-Saqqaf (may Allah preserve him) said it encompasses all the names of Allah which express His beauty. By reading this name morning and evening one will be constantly in the realm of Allah’s care and gentleness. The meaning of “lutf” is Allah bringing benefit and deflecting harm from an individual in a manner that that individual is unaware of)."
for another zikr prescribed by Habib Umar
for times of great distress.
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