Archive for January, 2014

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate.
Bismi’llahi ’r-Rahmani ’r-Rahim.
O Sultan of those who know by direct experience!
ya Sultana ’l-’arifin.
O crown of the masters of reality!
ya taja ’l-muhaqqiqin.
O cupbearer of the spirit!
ya saqiya ’l-humayya.
O beautiful of countenance!
ya jamila ’l-muhayya.
O blessing of humanity!
ya barakata ’l-anam.
O lamplight of the darkness!
ya misbaha ’z-zalam.
O sun without setting!
ya shamsu bi-la afl.
O pearl without equal!
ya durru bi-la mithl.
O full moon without freckles!
ya badru bi-la kalaf.
O ocean without an edge!
ya bahru bi-la taraf.
O Gray Falcon!
ya Bazu ’l-Ashhab.
O reliever of sorrows!
ya farija ’l-kurab.
O Helper Supreme!
ya Ghawthu ’l-A’zam.
O abundant source of
kindness and generosity!
ya wasi’a ’l-lutfi wa ’l-karam.
O treasury of the realities!
ya kanza ’l-haqa’iq.
O mine of the subtleties!
ya ma’dina ’d-daqa’iq.
O means of order and progress!
ya wasita ’s-silki wa ’s-suluk.
O master of kingship and the kings!
ya sahiba ’l-mulki wa ’l-muluk.
O sun of suns!
ya shamsa ’sh-shumus.
O flower of the souls!
ya zahrata ’n-nufus.
O blower of the fragrant breeze!
ya hawiya ’n-nasim.
O reviver of the decayed!
ya muhyiya ’r-ramim.
O lofty of aspiration!
ya ‘aliya ’l-hamim.
O law of the nations!
ya namusa ’l-umam.
O proof of the ardent lovers!
ya hujjata ’l-’ashiqin.
O scion of the family of Ta-Ha and Ya-Sin.
ya Sulalata ali Ta-Ha wa Ya-Sin.
O Sultan of those who reach their goal!
ya Sultana ’l-wasilin.
O heir of the Selected Prophet!
ya waritha ’n-Nabiyyi ’l-Mukhtar.
O vault of the mysteries!
ya khizanata ’l-asrar.
O displayer of the Beauty of Allah!
ya mubdiya Jamali ’llah.
O deputy of Allah’s Messenger!
ya na’iba Rasuli ’llah.
O heart of the Chosen!
ya kabida ’l-Mustafa.
O master of fidelity!
ya sahiba ’l-wafa.
O secret of the Preferred!
ya sirra ’l-Mujtaba.
O light of the Approved!
ya nur al-Murtada.
O consolation of the eyes!
ya qurrata ’l-’uyun.
O possessor of the blessed face!
ya dha ’l-wajhi ’l-maimun.
O sound in spiritual states!
ya saliha ’l-ahwal.
O truthful in utterances!
ya sadiqa ’l-aqwal.
O unsheathed sword of Allah!
ya saifa ’llahi ’l-maslul.
O fruit of the purely devoted lady [Fatima]!
ya thamarata ’l-batul.
O sympathizer with the people!
ya rahima ’n-nas.
O remover of injury!
ya mudhhiba ’l-bas.
O opener of treasures!
ya mufattiha ’l-kunuz.
O source of secret signs!
ya ma’dina ’r-rumuz.
O Ka’ba of those who reach their destination!
ya Ka’bata ’l-wasilin.
O means of connection for the seekers!
ya wasilata ’t-talibin.
O shedder of luxuriant rain!
ya mukhjila ’l-matar.
O benefactor of the human being!
ya muhsina ’l-bashar.
O strength of the weak!
ya quwwata ’d-du’afa’.
O refuge of the strangers!
ya malja’a ’l-ghuraba’.
O leader of the devout!
ya imama ’l-muttaqin.
O best of the worshipful servants!
ya safwata ’l-’abidin.
O strong one of the pillars!
ya qawiyya ’l-arkan.
O beloved friend of the All-Merciful!
ya habiba ’r-Rahman.
O revealer of the Eternally Pre-existent Speech!
ya mujliya ’l-Kalami ’l-Qadim.
O healing of the ailments of the sick!
ya shifa’a asqami ’s-saqim.
O most righteous of the righteous!
ya atqa ’l-atqiya’.
O purest of the pure!
ya asfa ’l-asfiya’.
O kindled Fire of Allah!
ya Nara ’llahi ’l-muqada.
O life of the hearts!
ya hayata ’l-af’ida.
O Shaikh of all!
ya Shaikha ’l-kull.
O guide of the ways!
ya dalila ’s-subul.
O chieftain of the loved ones!
ya naqiba ’l-mahbubin.
O destination of the spiritual travelers!
ya maqsuda ’s-salikin.
O noble on both sides [of the family]!
ya karima ’t-tarafain.
O pillar of both parties!
ya ‘umdata ’l-fariqain.
O judge of the judges!
ya qadiya ’l-qudat.
O opener of the doors that are locked!
ya fatiha ’l-mughlaqat.
O sufficient supplier of important provisions!
ya kafiya ’l-muhimmat.
O wall surrounding all things!
ya ha’ita ’l-ashya’.
O light of the council!
ya nura ’l-mala’.
O fulfillment of hope when the work is done!
ya muntaha ’l-amali hina yanqati’u ’l-’amal.
O chief of the chiefs!
ya sayyida ’s-sadat.
O source of felicity!
ya manba’a ’s-sa’adat.
O light of the heavens and the earths!
ya diya’a ’s-samawati wa ’l-aradin.
O dictionary of the preachers!
ya qamusa ’l-wa’izin.
O eye of humankind!
ya ‘aina ’l-wara.
O guide of those who travel by night!
ya qudwata ’s-sura.
O abundance of benefits!
ya jamma ’l-fawa’id.
O relief in adversities!
ya farajan fi ’sh-shada’id.
O ocean of the Sacred Law!
ya bahra ’sh-Shari’a.
O Sultan of the Spiritual Path!
ya Sultana ’t-Tariqa.
O proof of Reality!
ya burhana ’l—Haqiqa.
O interpreter of the knowledge of experience!
ya tarjumana ’l-Ma’rifa.
O discloser of secrets!
ya kashifa ’l-asrar.
O forgiver of transgressions!
ya ghafira ’l-awzar.
O model of the saints!
ya tiraza ’l-awliya’.
O support of the poor!
ya ‘aduda ’l-fuqara’.
O master of splendid spiritual states!
ya dha ’l-ahwali ’l-’azima.
O master of compassionate qualities!
ya dha ’l-awsafi ’r-rahima.
O master of the clear religion!
ya dha ’l-millati ’l-jaliyya.
O master of the Hanbali school [of Islamic law]!
ya dha ’l-madhhabi ’l-Hanbaliyya.
O leader of the leaders!
ya imama ’l-a’imma.
O remover of distress!
ya kashifa ’l-ghumma.
O solver of difficult problems!
ya fatiha ’l-mushkilat.
O welcome guest of the Lord of the Gardens [of Paradise]!
ya maqbulu Rabbi ’l-Jannat.
O boon companion of the All-Merciful!
ya jalisa ’r-Rahman.
O famous native of Jilan!
ya mashhuran mina ’l-Jilan.
O Emperor!
ya Shah.
O secret of my God!
ya sirra Ilahi.
O virtuous one!
ya ‘afif.
O noble one!
ya sharif.
O dutifully devoted one!
ya taqi.
O pure one!
ya naqi.
O champion of the Truth!
ya Siddiq.
O ardently beloved!
ya Ma’shuq.
O Cardinal Pole of the cardinal poles!
ya Qutba ’l-aqtab.
O uniquely beloved!
ya farda ’l-ahbab.
O my master!
ya sayyidi
O my support!
ya sanadi.
O my patron!
ya mawlaya.
O my strength!
ya quwwati.
O my helper!
ya ghawthi.
O my aid!
ya ghiyathi.
O my assistant!
ya ‘awni.
O my comfort!
ya rahati.
O satisfier of my needs!
ya qadiya hajati.
O dispeller of my sorrow!
ya farija karbati.
O my radiance!
ya diya’i.
O my hope!
ya raja’i.
O my remedy!
ya shifa’i.
O Sultan Muhyi ’d-Din ‘Abd al-Qadir!
ya Sultanu Muhyi ’d-Dini ‘Abdi ’l-Qadir.
O light of the innermost beings!
ya nura ’s-sara’ir.
O possessor of power!
ya sahiba ’l-qudra.
O bestower of glory!
ya qahiba ’l-’azama.
O He whose secret is manifest in this world and the Hereafter!
ya man zahara sirru-hu fi ’d-dunya wa ’l-akhira.
O king of the age!
ya malika ’z-zaman.
O He who carries out the commandment of Allah!
ya man yuqimu bi-amri ’llah.
O inheritor of the Book of Allah!
ya waritha Kitabi ’llah.
O inheritor of the Messenger of Allah!
ya waritha Rasuli ’llah.
O Cardinal Pole of the cardinal poles!
ya Qutba ’l-aqtab.
O presence of Shaikh ‘Abd al-Qadir
ya hadrata ’sh-Shaikh ‘Abdi ’l-Qadir
(may Allah sanctify his innermost being and illuminate his mausoleum)! (qaddasa ’llahu sirra-hu wa nawwir dariha-h).
O secret of secrets!
ya sirra ’l-asrar.
O Ka’ba of the righteous!
ya Ka’bata ’l-abrar.
O Shaikh of every Cardinal Pole and Helper!
ya Shaikha kulli Qutbin wa Ghawth.
O witness of all beings at a glance!
ya shahida ’l-akwani bi-nazra.
O observer of the Throne through his knowledge!
ya mubsira ’l-’Arshi bi-’ilmi-h.
O traveler to the east and the west with a single step!
ya baligha ’l-gharbi wa ’sh-sharqi bi-khatwa.
O Cardinal Pole of the angels, the human race and the jinn!
ya Qutba ’l-mala’ikati wa ’l-insi wa ’l-jinn.
O Cardinal Pole of the land and the sea!
ya Qutba ’l-barri wa ’l-bahr.
O Cardinal Pole of the east and the west!
ya Qutba ’l-mashriqi wa ’l-maghrib.
O Cardinal Pole of the heavens and the earths!
ya Qutba ’s-samawati wa ’l-aradin.
O Cardinal Pole of the Throne and the Pedestal,
ya Qutba ’l-’Arshi wa ’l-Kursiyyi
and of the Tablet and the Pen!
wa ’l-Lawhi wa ’l-Qalam.
O master of aspiration and of intercession!
ya sahiba ’l-himma wa ’sh-shafa’a.
O He who reaches his disciple when the appeal for help is made,
ya man yablughu li-muridi-hi ‘inda ’l-istighatha:
even if he is [far away] in the east!
wa law kana fi ’l-mashriq.
Your horse is saddled and your sword is unsheathed;
farasu-ka masrujatun wa saifu-ka maslulun
your spear is raised and your bow is strung;
wa rumhu-ka mansubun wa qawsu-ka mawturun
your arrow is on target and your mount is ready to ride!
wa sahmu-ka sa’ibun wa rikabu-ka ‘al.
O master of generosity and noble grace!
ya Sahiba ’l-judi wa ’l-karam.
O master of the fine traits of character and aspirations!
ya sahiba ’l-akhlaqi ’l-hasanati wa ’l-himam.
O master of dispensation in this world,
ya sahiba ’t-tasarrufi fi ’d-dunya
and in his grave, by Allah’s leave!
wa fi qabri-hi bi-idhni ’llah.
O master of the foot raised over the neck of every saint of Allah!
ya sahiba ’l-qadami ’l-’ali ‘ala raqabati kulli waliyyin li’llah.
O Supreme Helper, help me in all my states,
ya Ghawthu ’l-A’zamu aghith-ni fi kulli ahwali
and support me in all my hopes, and direct me in your path,
wa ’nsur-ni fi kulli amali wa taqallab-ni fi tariqi-ka
in honor of your forefather Muhammad
bi-hurmati jaddi-ka Muhammadin
(Allah bless him and give him peace),
(salla ’llahu ‘alai-hi wa sallam)
and through his intercession,
his spirit and his innermost being.
wa bi-shifa’ati-hi wa ruhi-hi wa sirri-h.
May Allah bless our master Muhammad and his family
wa salla ’llahu ‘ala sayyidi-na Muhammadin wa ‘ala ali-hi
and his Companions, and may He grant them peace.
wa sahbi-hi wa sallam.
There is no power nor any strength
wa la hawla wa la quwwata
except with Allah, the All-High, the Almighty.
illa bi’llahi ’l-’Aliyyi ’l-’Azim.
taken from http://www.al-baz.com

Sidi Ahmad Ibn ‘Ajiba al-Hasani (radiya Allah ‘anhu) said in al-Mabahith al-Asliyya (p. 10):
The conditions of spiritual wayfaring are eight:
1. To possess a sound intention,
2. To possess unmitigated truthfulness,
3. To possess well pleasing manners,
4. To possess purified states,
5. To safeguard the sanctity of one’s Shaykh,
6. To serve others with excellence,
7. To elevate one’s spiritual resolve and
8. To see one’s spiritual tasks to completion.
Its proprieties [adab] are five:
1. To shun blameworthy qualities,
2. To possess humility and brokenness,
3. To strive in preferring others over one’s self,
4. To keep the company of the pious gnostics and
5. To exert one’s self in obedience and invocation.

Weep in Yearning For Beloved

Posted: January 28, 2014 by kashmirsufis in Prophet

“’O people who weep in yearning for the Prophet (sall Allāhu `alayhi wa ālihi wa sallam), a tree weeped for him and he walked down from his Mimbar (pulpit) whilst he was delivering a Friday sermon, just to comfort the tree and make it happy! Don’t you think that for his blessed human followers who weep for him, he would come down from the Heavens to comfort you?’”
— Habib Umar Bin Hafiz hafizu Llah

– Start with recitation of al-Qur’an (with ayats mentioning the Final Messenger);
– Recite a section of the Mawlid Barzanji;
– Recite a section of al-Shifa of Imam Qadi Iyad;
– Poems in praise of the Prophet, these can be in any language;
– 100 Salawat on the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasalam;
– Make du’a;
– Serve food for the guests.
Let the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasalam enter your homes and hearts