It's been almost a year since Habib Umar's last visit to Masjid Muadz bin Jabal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You might have read my sketchy notes before. We all need a refresher, so here it is:
One most important point to note is that during the majlis last year, the venerable Habib Umar bin Hafiz did give an ijazah for us to recite:
La ilaha illAllah Al Malikul Haqqul Mubin
100 times a day between Zohor and Asar:
|100 times a day|
Completely overlooked this until I read a posting on Darul Murtadza FB. The honorable Shaykh asked us to do this last year, but we are yet to practise it. He is coming again to KL tomorrow and surely InshaAllah he will give a new ijazah for a new wirid.
On Muwasala FB, we learned about the Shaykh's advice on attaining firmness of faith.
Question: How do we remain firm in our faith?
Answer as given by Habib Umar bin Hafiz:
We remain firm by asking Allah for firmness, keeping the company of the pious and spending time in remembrance of Allah and reflection. We should also repeat these supplications:
رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ
Rabbana la tuzigh qulu bana ba'daiz hadaytana wa hab lana min ladunka rahmatan innaka antal wahhab.
Our Lord, do not let our hearts deviate after You have guided us, and grant us mercy, for truly You are the Bestower of bounties without measure.
يَا مُقَلِّبَ القُلُوبِ و الأَبْصَارِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِي على دِينِكَ
Ya muqallibal qulub wal absar thabit qalbi 'ala dinik
O Turner of people's hearts and eyes, make my heart firm upon the religion.
يَالله بِهَا يَالله بِهَا يَالله بِحُسْنِ الْخَاتِمَة
Ya Allah biha Ya Allahu biha Ya Allahu bi husnil khatimah
O Allah, O Allah, O Allah, we ask You for a good ending.
In these challenging times we live in, we are grateful to have a spiritual leader like Habib Umar among us. May Allah preserve him, give him a long and healthy life so that we may benefit from his counsel. Ameen.