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Ummah needs Zikr

Posted: March 31, 2014 by kashmirsufis in Miscellaneous

“Allah warns people [in the Qur’an]: And be ye not like those who forgot Allah; and He made them forget their own souls! Such are the rebellious transgressors! [Surat Al Hashr 59:19] They forgot about Allah and Allah made them forget about themselves, as a consequence. Look at the aya. How strong! You forget about the dhikr of Allah and Allah will make you forget about yourself. What does that mean? You are lost! And therefore, look at the Ummah. The situation of the Ummah requires lots of dhikr today. The individual situation of the Muslims requires lots of dhikr today. And that’s why you see the individuals are lost and the Ummah as a whole now is lost. Not Islam! Islam is preserved by Allah. But the Muslims have to work up to the standards of Islam. And the reason the tawfiq is limited is because the dhikr isn’t there. They forgot about Allah so Allah make them forget about themselves.
If you forget about the dhikr of Allah, then you are going to have a serious problem in iman and tawheed. Al Imam Ibn Ataa’illah Al Iskandari said “If you do not occupy yourself with the Haq, yourself will occupy you the Batil.” Instead of occupying yourself with the dhikr of Al-Khaliq (The Creator), it wants you to occupy yourself with the dhikr of the khalq (creation).”
Shaykh Dr. Muhammad bin Yahya al-Husayni al-Ninowy

Wahabi Fabrication Caught in Bukhari Sharif.

khanqah-Shah-i-hamadanMausoleum-of-Mir-Sayyid-Ali-Hamadaniاوراد فتحيه AWRADI-FATHIA

Hazrat Amir Kabir Mir Sayid Ali Hamadani (RA) has authored many books and pamphlets in Arabic and Persian, which lay stress on recognition of unity of God, worship of One God, His remembrance and reflection also full of sublime teachings and guidance on mystic experiences.

Awarad-i-Fathia is one of these priceless compositions. Its English translation has been done by Er. Haji Ghulam Hasan Khan of Srinagar. (This is published by J&K Muslim Wakf Board and sold at Rs. 100/- per copy and the income is to be utilized for the construction of Islamic University of Science and Technology. However there have been found many errors in spelling, grammar, typing & printing. It appears that no one has done the proof reading before sending it to press.) This is a concise primer, describing in a grand and sublime style, the attributes of the one and only Deity Allah, His beautiful names, prayers for ourselves and for our brethren, blessings on the Holy Prophet (PBH) all written by Shah-i-Hamadan (RA) in Arabic. It is recited twice daily after Fajr (early dawn) and Isha (before going to bed) prayers at the Khanqahi Mualla Srinagar and after Fajr prayers in most of the mosques of the Kashmir valley. It is committed to memory by tens of thousands of Kashmiris and has been found very effective whenever faced with any problem. It has been found to serve as a real healer of the worried mind, when recited with full understanding of its meaning.

“Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find contentment.” (Q 13:28)

A brief sketch of Shah-i-Hamadan (RA) and that of Islam has been included by the translator for the benefit of English speaking people.

The recitation should not take more than 30 minutes. Have ablutions, sit facing the Qibla and recite it.

We must all seek the reward of fallah-felicity, salvation, the fulfillment of highest spiritual hopes – a supreme achievement indeed. Let us submit our will to Allah’s will, have faith, hope and trust in Him and in His benevolent government of the world. Let us offer our life, our wealth and goods in His cause and carry out His will, not attaching undue importance to the ephemeral things of this life.

Shah-i-Hamadan (RA) has himself given an account of how he came to give the title “AURAD-I-FATHIA” to this compilation in these words (translated from Persian)

“As I collected and compiled the Awrad obtained from 400 divines, the righteous, the scholars and was considering, what name to give to it, the Holy Prophet (PBH) graced me by his presence, when I reached Madina Munawara and said, “Hold this AL-Fathia”

When I took from the holy hands of the Holy Prophet (PBH), what was gifted to me and glanced over it, I saw it was the same ‘Awrad’ that had been compiled by me and these “Awrad are means to success and felicity.”
ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF AWRADI FATHIAH

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

I seek forgiveness from the great Allah – 03 times

Besides whom none is worthy for being worshipped, The Living, The Eternal. I turn to Him and seek repentance from Him.

O’ Allah! You are the Author of Peace and from You springs Peace and towards you is Peace. Keep me my Lord in Peace and grant me entrance in the Abode of Peace. Glory to Thee my Lord and Exalted are Thou, The Lord of Majesty and Bounty.

O’ Allah! Such Praise is due to you as will cover all Thy Bounties and will cover Your further Bounties. I am full of praise for all Your kindness of which I am aware and of which I am not aware and of all your gifts of which I am aware and of which I am not aware and I am grateful in all conditions.

I seek refuge with you Allah from the accursed Satan. Allah there is no God but Him, the Living the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. His is what the heavens and the Earth contain. Who can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them. They can grasp only that part of His knowledge which He wills. His throne is as vast as the heavens and the Earth and their preservation does not weary Him. And He is the Exalted, the Immense One.

Allah is the Pure (33 times), Praise be to Allah (33 times), Allah is Great (34 times).

There is no God but Allah. He is One. He has no partner. His is the kingdom. And all praises are due to Him. And He has power over all things (10 times)

There is no God excepting Allah the All Powerful Sovereign.

There is no God but Allah the One the Most Supreme.

There is no God but Allah the powerful the Forgiving.

There is no God but Allah the Kind the Sheeler.

There is no God but Allah the Great the High.

There is no God but Allah the Creator of night and day.

There is no God but Allah who is worshipped everywhere.

There is no God but Allah whose mention is made in every language.

There is no God but Allah who is known for all goodness.

There is no God but Allah whom each day sees in every new glory.

There is no God but Allah I say so with full faith in Allah.

There is no God but Allah I say so seeking Protection from Allah.

There is no God but Allah. This is trust with Allah

There is no God but Allah and no one has power and strength excepting Allah.

There is no God but Allah and we worship none but Him.

There is no God but Allah this is the real truth.

There is no God but Allah in faith and in truth.

There is no God but Allah I confess in humility and servitude.

There is no God but Allah the Kind and the Friend.

There is no God but Allah who existed before everything.

There is no God but Allah He will survive everything.

There is no God but Allah the evidently True Sovereign.

There is no God but Allah certainly the True King.

There is no God but Allah the very Great the most High.

There is no God but Allah the Forbearing the Noble.

There is no God but Allah the Sustainer of the Seven Heavens and the Sustainer of the Great Throne.

There is no God but Allah the Noblest of the Noble.

There is no God but Allah the Most Merciful of the Merciful.

There is no God but Allah who loves the repentant.

There is no God but Allah the Merciful of the needy.

There is no God but Allah the Guide of the Misled.

There is no God but Allah the leader of the Bewildered.

There is no God but Allah the Protector of the Frightened.

There is no God but Allah Who listens to those who pray to Him.

There is no God but Allah the Best of the Helpers.

There is no God but Allah the Best of the Protectors.

There is no God but Allah the Best of the Inheritors.

There is no God but Allah the Best of the Rulers.

There is no God but Allah the Best of the Providers.

There is no God but Allah the Best of the openers (of success).

There is no God but Allah the Best of the Forgiving.

There is no God but Allah the Best of The Merciful.

There is no God but Allah. He is One and His promise is true.

He granted success to (Solo need) Servant (The Prophet Mohammad PBH) and give upper hand to his forces and vanquished his enemies single handed and there is nothing besides Him.

There is no God but Allah. He has the gifts to offer and the greatness belongs to Him and all the Best praises are due to Him.

There is no God but Allah. The count of His creation and the weight of His Throne and the volume of the ink of His letters cannot be gauged.

There is no God but Allah Who is One, Single, from the time when there was nothing to the time when there will be end to all. Nothing is like Him, Nothing is comparable to Him. Nothing can be imagined to be like Him. And He has no partner.

There is no God but Allah He is One. He has no partner. The Kingdom is His. All praises are due to Him. He brings to life and He causes death. And He is ever Alive. He is never to die. All good is in His Hands and He has power over all things. And to Him is everybody’s return. He is the First and the Last and the Manifest and the Hidden and He is aware of everything. Nothing is like unto Him and He listens and sees everything. Allah is enough for us and our best Patron Best Master and Best Helper (3 times). Our Lord! We ask for Your forgiveness and towards You is our return. You grant us and none can bestow O’ Allah! None can prevent what You prevent and no one change what You decree and no rich person’s riches can be of avail before You. Glory to my Lord, the High, the Great Bestowal. Glory to my Lord, the High The Great Bestowal. O’ The Bestowal. Glory to Thee! I did not worship Thee as it was my duty to worship You. Glory to Thee! We did not seek to know You as it was our duty to know You. Glory to Thee! We have not been remembering You as we ought to have remembered . Glory to Thee! We have not expressed gratitude to You as we ought to do. Glory to Allah! The Ever Eternal Glory to Allah! The single, the independent, Glory to Allah! Who holds the heavens without any support. Glory to Allah Who has no wife and no children. Glory to Allah Who neither gave birth nor was born and Who has none equal to Him. Glory to the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One. Glory to The King of This World and that of the Angels. Glory to Him the Lord of Honor and greatness and power, dignity and might and Beauty, Perfectness,. Praises and Light, the giver of the spiritual and worldly bounties and gifts. The Lord of Majesty and strength. Glory to Him the Living King who never sleeps nor will die. Entirely Pure and Holy. Our Lord and Lord of Angels and the Holy Spirit. Glory to Allah and praises to Allah and there is no God but Allah and Allah is Great and none has power and strength excepting the Great and High Allah. O’ Allah! You are the True King without whom there is none fit to be worshipped excepting You. O’ Allah, O’ ,The Compassionate O’ The Merciful O’ The Sovereign, O’ The Holy One, O’ The Source of peace’ O’ The Bestowal of Security, O’ The Protector, O’ The Mighty, O’ The Subdue, O’ The Exalted, O’ The Creator, O’ The Maker, O’ The Fashioner, O’ The Great Forgiver, O’ The Most Supreme, O’ The Bestowal, O’ The Sustainer, O’ The Opener (of the doors of success), O’ The All-knowing, O’ The Controller, O’ The Enlarger, O’ The Depressor, O’ The Exalter, O’ The Bestowal of Honor, O’ The Abase, O’ The All-Hearing, O’ The All-seeing, O’ The Wise Judge, O’ The Justice, O’ The Incomprehensible, O’ The All Aware, O’ The Forbearing, O’ The Great, O’ The Most Forbearing, O’ The Great, O’ The Most Forgiving, O’ The Most Appreciating. O’ The High, O’ The Incomparably Great, O’ The Guardian, O’ The Preserver, O’ The Reckoner, O’ The Lord of Majesty, O’ The Noble, O’ The Watchful, O’ The Answerer of Prayers, O’ The Bountiful, O The Wise, O The Loving, O’ The Lord of Honor, O’ The Raiser (of the dead), O’ The Witness, O’ The True, O’ The Keeper, O’ The Powerful, O’ The Strong, O’ The Friend, O’ The Praiseworthy, O’ The Recorder, O’ The Author (of life), O’ The Repeater (of life), O’ The Life-giver, O’ The Destroyer, O’ The Living, O’ The Self-Subsisting and All-sustaining, O’ The Discoverer, O’ The Glorious, O’ The One, O’ The Unique, O’ The Independent, O’ The Powerful, O’ The Omnipotent, O’ The Provider, O’ The Postpone, O’ The First, O’ The Last, O’ The Manifest, O’ The Hidden, O’ The Ruler, O’ The Most High, O’ The beneficent, O’ The Acceptor of Repentance, O’ The Bestowal of favors, O’ The Awarder of Punishment, O’ The Effacer of sins, O’ The Compassionate, O’ The Lord of Sovereignty, O’ The Lord of Majesty & Bounty, O’ The Sustainer, O The Equitable, O The Gatherer, O The Self-sufficient, O The Enricher, O The Giver, O The Withholder, O The Inflictor of Punishment, O’ The Benefactor, O’ The Light, O’ The Guide, O’ The Originator, O’ The Survivor, O’ The Inheritor, O’ The Director of the right way. O’ The Patient, O’ The Truthful, O’ The Sheeler, O’ God! Whose self is free from being likened to anything and Whose attributes are free from being likened to anything and O’ You, so many signs give proof of you being the sustainer. You are one not because of any deficiency and you exist not because of any (external) reasons. O’ Thou are for kindness and then are renowned for unending kindness and you are praised without any beginning The First The Everlasting without a beginning and the Last and Kind without any end and Who forgives the sins of the sinners due to Kindness and Benevolence. O Nothing is like unto You and You are All-Hearing and All-Seeing. Allah is enough for us and the Best Keeper and the Best Master and the Best Helper. O The Everlasting without destruction and O The Stationery without any deterioration and O The Planner without any Vizier Resolve every difficulty of ours and our parents. I am unable to count all your praises as you have mentioned them. Whoever comes near you is honored, and your praises are high and your names are Holy and your dignity is Great and none excepting You is worthy of being worshipped. Allah does what He wishes with His Might and orders what He Ordains with His Honor. Know that All things go to Allah. Everything will die excepting His Self. His is the order , to Him is our return. Allah will be enough to them all. And He is All-seeing and All-knowing. Allah is enough and sufficient for us. Allah listens to whosoever prays to Him. Excepting Allah there is none to be approached , whosoever holds on to Allah attains Salvation. Glory to Lord who is ever Merciful and Kind. There is no God but Allah The Forbearing, The Kind. Glory to Allah and Blessed Allah The Lord of the seven Heavens and The Lord of The Great Throne and praise are due to Allah The Sustainer of the worlds. There is no God but Allah. He is One. He has no partner. He is One in person and One in attributes. The Independent. The Unique. The Single. The Living. The Eternal. The Permanent till Eternity. He never held a family and never had a son and He never had a partner in His kingdom and He never stood in need of a helper for warding off any distress and He is very Great and High. Allah is Great. Allah is enough to us in our religion Allah is enough to us in our world. Allah is enough to us in anything that may make us sad. Allah is enough to us against anyone who may trouble us. Allah is enough for us against envier. Allah is enough for us against ill-wishers. Allah is enough for us on our death. Allah is enough for us in our grave. Allah is enough for us when we are questioned. Allah is enough for us when we have to cross the bridge. Allah is enough for us when we have to render the account. Allah is enough for us when our deeds shall be weighed. Allah is enough for us at the time of entry into heaven and hell.Allah is enough for us when we come to see Him. Allah is enough to me. He besides whom none else is to be worshipped. I depend upon Him and to Him I shall return. There is no God but Allah; glory to Allah. How great is Allah. There is no God but Allah. Glory to Allah. How forbearing is Allah. There is no God save Allah. Glory to Allah; how kind is Allah. There is no God but Allah. The One who has no partner. Mohammad is Allah’s messenger in truth. O Allah bless Mohammad when people remembering him remember You and bless Mohammad when people who have forgotten him keep away remembering him. We are well pleased with the Great God for sustaining us and with Islam as our religion and with Mohammad (blessings of Allah on him and salutations) as His prophet and messenger. And with Al-Quran as our Guide and with Kaaba as our Qibla and with Prayers as an obligation and with Believers as one Brotherhood and with Siddiq. Farooq, Uthman and Murtaza as our Imams. On all of them Allah the Great be well pleased. Welcome the new morning and the Blessed day and the two angels who keep record of our deeds, who are witness in justice and equity. We send You our greetings in the beginning of this day, do please record on the first page of our record in the name of Allah The Beneficent The Merciful and you remain witness to the face that we witness that there is none worthy to be worshipped excepting Allah The One. He has no partner and we bear witness that Mohammad is His (special) servant and Messenger whom He sent for guidance and with true religion which would overcome all the creeds even though the idolaters may dislike it. On this witness we live and on this we shall die, on this we shall arise on the resurrection , if the Great Allah so wills. We seek refuge with the assistance of all these perfect letters of Allah from the evil of all His creation. I begin with the name of Allah-all His best names I begin with the name of Allah-The Sustainer of the Earth and the Heaven. I begin with the name of Allah with whose name nothing in the earth and none in the heaven can cause any harm and He is All Listening and All-Knowing. All praises are due to Allah Who brought us into life from death and to Him we shall be raised and brought back. We met the morning and Allah’s entire domain met the dawn. Honor, Dignity, Greatness, Power, Government and clear proof are all for Allah and all spiritual and worldly bounties are of Allah and the night and the day are of Allah and everything that rests in them are of Allah-the One the Most Supreme. We met the dawn on the natural religion Islam and on sincerely believing in His being One and on the religion taught by our Holy prophet Muhammad. May Allah bless and keep him and on the field of Abraham the upright Muslim who was not one of those who treated any as partner of God. Blessings of The Great Allah and His angels and His apostles and His prophets and of the angels who bear His throne and of all his creation on our leader Muhammad and his family and on His companions, on him and on all others peace and mercy from Allah and His bounties, blessings and greetings on you-the Messenger of Allah. Blessings and greetings on you the beloved of Allah. Blessings and greetings on you –the friend of Allah. Blessings and greetings on you the apostle of Allah. Blessings and greetings on you- the chosen one of Allah. Blessings and greetings on you –the best of the creation of Allah. Blessings and greetings on you-whom Allah has specially selected. Blessings and greetings on you—whom Allah has sent as messenger. Blessings and greetings on you-whom Allah has specially graced. Blessings and greetings on you-whom Allah has honored. Blessings and greetings on you- -whom Allah has made so great. Blessings and greetings on you-whom Allah granted such greatness. Blessings and greetings on you-who is the greatet of all prophets. Blessings and greetings on you-the leader of the righteous. Blessings and greetings on you-the seal of the prophets. Blessings and greetings on you- the intercessor of those who have sinned (recite 3 times). Blessings and greetings on you- the messenger of the Lord of the worlds. Blessings and mercy of the Great Allah and (prayers of the same) from His angels, His apostles, His messengers, the bearers of His throne and His entire creation on our leader Muhammad and his family and his companions. On him and on his family and on his companions greetings of peace and Allah’s mercy and bounties. O’ Allah bless our leader Muhammad in the first creation and bless our leader amongst the last creation and bless our leader Muhammad amongst the selected group till doomsday and bless our leader Muhammad evey minute and every time and bless all your apostles and messengers and all angels, who have attained nearness to you and all your good worshippers and all those who obey your commands and have mercy on us along with them and have mercy on us along with them, O’ the Most Merciful among all, who show mercy.
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DUA-i-RIQAB

Prayers for release of the hold on the necks.

In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful

O’ Allah! O the Master of our necks and O’ the Opener of the gates (of mercies) and O’ the Provider of causes, provide to us means for provisions for seeking which we have no strength. O’ Allah keep us busy in carrying out our commands; keep us secure in Your justice; make us unconcerned with Your creation; make us attached to You in love; keep us away from those who are not Yours; keep us happy with what you decree for us, make us patient to bear all Your vicissitudes; Make us content with what You give us; Make us grateful for all your gifts; Allow us to enjoy Your remembrance; Make us happy with Your Book, Praying to You during nights and during the days; unattached and unlinking the world and loving the hereafter, anxious to meet You, attentive to Your Lordship, ready to die (anytime). Our Lord! Grant us what You have promised (to us) through your messenger and do not disgrace us on the day of judgment and do not go back on your promises. O’ Allah! Help us to be near You. And help us to follow the straight path. O’ Allah! Help us to attain our objectives and accept our repentance. Certainly You are kind and You accept repentance. O’ Allah! We begin the dawn with Your name and we meet the nightfall with Your name and we are kept alive by You and You will cause us to die and towards You is our return. O’ Allah! Grant us the pleasure of looking at Your Holy Face and the desire of meeting You. O’ Allah enable us to judge the truth in its reality and to follow it; enable us to judge the untruth in its true colors and to keep away from it. O’ Allah! Show us the reality of the things as they really are and let our need be as Muslims and attach us to Your noble servants, keep away from us the evil of tyrants and make us partners in the prayers of the faithful and wake us up from the slumber of the forgetful and enable us to benefit from the intercession of the leader of the messengers and grant us entry to paradise in peace and security and raise us with the righteous and spare us from hell fire, O’ the Protector. O ’Allah! Forgive the followers of Mohammad (S.A.W.S), have o’ Allah mercy on the followers of Mohammad (blessing of Allah and peace be on him ), O’ Allah! Assist the follower of Mohammad (blessing of Allah and peace be on him ), O’ Allah! Grant victory to the followers of Mohammad (blessing of Allah and peace be on him), O’ Allah reform the followers of Mohammad (blessing of Allah and peace be on him), O’ Allah! Extend bounty to the followers of Mohammad (blessing of Allah and peace be on him), O’ Allah! Honor the followers of Mohammad (blessing of Allah and peace be on him), O’ Allah! bestow greatness on the followers of Mohammad (blessing of Allah and peace be on him ), O’ Allah! Forgive the sins of the followers of Mohammad (blessing of Allah and peace be on him ), O’ Allah! Thou loveth those who repent , turn to us accepting our repentance and O’ Thou, Who granteth security to those who bare stricken with fear, grant us security and Thou Who guideth the misled show us the straight path and Thou Who bringeth the lost , guide us in the right direction and Thou Who answers the prayers of the suppliant, answer our prayers and Thou the hope of the hopeless , do not set aside our hopes and O’ Who shows mercy to the sinners, show us mercy and O’ Who forgives the sinners, forgive us our sins and change us from sinners to right doers and let our end be with the good people. O’ Allah forgive our sins. O’ Allah! Shield our defects. O’ Allah! Open our breasts. O’ Allah! protect our hearts. O’ Allah! Enlighten our hearts. O’ Allah! Enlighten our graves. O’ Allah! Ease our affairs. O’ Allah! Enable us to attain our objectives. O’ Allah! Remove all our faults. O’ Allah! Save us from what we fear. O’ Thou, Who showers kindnesses in secret. O’ Allah! Forgive us and also our parents and our elders and our teachers and our companions and our friends and our relatives and our tribe and to whom we have an obligation and to entire followers of Mohammad- on him be mercies and peace (from God) and save us our Lord from the evil of what you have ordained and save us from the punishment in the grave O’ our Lord, and from the punishment of hell-fire and the torment of the doomsday and raise us among the righteous and the good people. O’ Allah! In honor of this “Awrad-i-fathiyah” (which we have recited) open for us the gates of Your bounties and your kindness and enable us to be obedient to You and to worship You and protect us from trials and calamities and enhance for us Your bounties, our life spans and virtues. O’ Allah keep mus safe. O’ the Blesse from all vicissitudes and diseases and mercies and blessings of Allah on the best of creation Mohammad and his followers and companions-one and all Amin! O’ the Lord of the worlds.