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!
Do you rebel against Allah when you claim to love Him?
By my life, this is an extraordinary example!
If your love had been true, then you would have obeyed Him
The lover obeys the one he loves
– al-Mahmud ibn al-Hasan al-Warraq (a poet) –
The more you trust Him,
the more He amazes you
You’ll Not Win The Beloved’s Heart Unless You Lose Your Own.
– Mawlana Rumi rahimahu Llah –
Oh Allah ﷻ
take us to the City of Rasoolullah ﷺ
What Do I Have?
I do not have a thing…what do I have from myself?
I worry about my provision for what?
While the Creator provides for me
He ﷻ created the seven seas
but He ﷻ loves a single tear from you more –
so repent again and again
Allāh ﷻ will expose the insincere ones.
Everything has its fruits, just wait for them.
Sayyiduna Imam al-Shafi’i rahimahu Llah stated in his final days of sickness :
When my heart was hardened and my courses constrained , I made my hope a stairway to Your forgiveness . My sins burdened me heavily , but when I measured it by Your forgiveness Lord … Your forgiveness was far greater.