And if I lose myself
Let me find myself …. with You.
– Yunus Emre –
A wise person wakes up and looks at his own plans for the day but a Gnostic wakes up and looks to Allah for what He has planned for him.
– Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi hafizu Llah –
No search pursued with the help of your Lord
remains at a standstill,
but any search pursued by yourself
will not be fruitful.
– Hikam of Shaykh Ibn Ata’illah rahimahu Llah –
I have come to drag you out of yourself and take you in my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had and lift you like a prayer to the sky
– Rumi rahimahu Llah –
Let us ask today for love and forgivness, a sound heart, an healthy soul, a character of goodness & protection for others from ourselves. May we live for Allah, love those He Loves and respect all life on earth. May this day become a means of salvation and give us the greatest gift of all time, which is to follow the sunnah of Allah by loving the Best of Creation Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa salam
My Arafa Day Du’a #2016 #dayofArafah
The following is a beneficial dua for the heart written by Imam Abdullah bin Alawi al-Haddad (may Allah be pleased with him), which was taken from the Khulasa of Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz, and translated by Shaykh AbdulKareem Yahya (may Allah preserve our scholars and grant us benefit through them):
اَللّهُمَّ أخْرِجْ مِنْ قَلـْبِي كـُلَّ قَدْرٍ لِلدُّنْيا وَ كـُلَّ مَحَلٍّ لِلخَلـْقِ يَمِيلُ بِي إلى مَعْصِيَتِكَ أو يُشْغِلُني عَنْ طاعَتِكَ أو يَحولُ بَيْنِي وَ بَيْنَ التَّحَقـُّقِ بِمَعْرِفتِكَ الخاصَّة و مُحَبَّتِك الخالِصَة
Allahumma akhrij min qalbiy kulla qadrin lid-dunyaa wa kulla mahallin lilkhalqiy yamiylu biy ilaa ma’siyatika aw yushghiluniy ‘an thaa ‘atika aw yahuwlu bayniy wa baynat-tahaqquqi bi ma’rifatikal khas-sah wa muhabbatikal khaalisah.
O Allah rid my heart of: any value for the world, and place for the creatures that make me incline to disobeying You, or distracts me from obeying You, or comes between me and the realisation of elect Knowledge of You, and true love of You.
Allahumma Amin Ya Rabb!
Sayyiduna Sa’eed ibn ‘Amir (radi Allahu ‘anhu) heart opened to Islam after witnessing the murder of Sayyiduna Khubayb ibn ‘Adi al-Ansari (radi Allahu ‘anhu). He was captured by Quraysh but was allowed to pray two raka’at before he was killed mercilessly.
Both the prayer and the murder lingered in Sayyiduna Sa’eeds (radi Allahu ‘anhu) mind. He regretted not helping Sayyiduna Khubayb (radi Allahu ‘anhu) and after reflecting deeply over the incident, he declared himself free of the sins of Quraysh and accepted Islam.
Sayyiduna Sa’eed ibn ‘Amir (radi Allahu ‘anhu) migrated to Madina al-Munawwarah and joined the Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in the Conquest of Khaybar and the battles that followed. During the Capliphate of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu), Sayyiduna Sa’eed ibn ‘Amir (radi Allahu ‘anhu) was appointed as Governor of Hims in Syria. During this time, he would faint with the thought that perhaps Allah will not forgive him for not helping Sayyiduna Khubayb(radi Allahu ‘anhu). Despite living in poverty, he preferred to spend on the less fortunate. Sayyiduna Sa’eed ibn ‘Amir (radi Allahu ‘anhu) viewed his position as a trust and his wealth as a trial.
Every path leads me to him ﷺ
He ﷺ is my love and my salvation
I would die before death itself
If his ﷺ mercy did not embrace me
By Abidah/Savera @ 03.09.2016
If you want money more than anything you will be bought and sold.
If you have greed for food, you’ll be a loaf of bread.
This is a subtle truth:
whatever you love, you become.
– Mevlana Rumi rahimahu Llah –