End of the Month of Ramadan

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The month of Ramadān is the month of serenity and purity [shahr as-safā’], the month of fulfillment and fidelity [shahr al-wafā’]. It is the month of those who practice the remembrance of their Lord [shahr adh-dhākirīn], the month of those who endure with patience [shahr as-sabirīn], and the month of those who are honest and truthful [shahr as-sadiqīn]. So, if it does not have the effect of improving your heart — if it does not induce you to desist from the rebellious acts against your Lord, and does not make you avoid the company of troublemakers and criminals — what else can exert a positive influence on your heart? What goodness can be hoped for in a case like yours? What redeeming quality can survive in someone like you? What successful outcome can be expected from an individual like you?

You had better pay attention, O miserable wretch, and try to learn from what has happened to you. Come to your senses, wake up from your slumber, shake off your heedless indifference, and take a good hard look at what has befallen you. However little of the month you still have left, you must seize every opportunity for repentance [tawba] and contrition [ināba]. Take full advantage of the time that is still available for seeking forgiveness [istighfār] and practicing worshipful obedience [tā’a]. If you follow this advice, you may yet be one of those who receive the blessings of mercy [rahma] an compassionate grace [ra’fa].

Then, when the month of Ramadān comes to its close, you should bid it farewell with the shedding of copious tears. You should weep over your unfortunate self, while moaning and wailing and uttering plaintive cries of lamentation. For, as you must be well aware, many a keeper of the fast [sā’im] will never keep another fast, and many a keeper of the vigil [qā’im] will never keep vigil again.

The worker will be paid his wages, once he has finished his work, and we have now finished the work [required of us in the month of Ramadan]. But if only I knew for certain whether our fasting [siyām] and our vigil [qiyām] have been accepted, or whether they be used to slap us in our faces! If only I knew for certain which of us has been accepted, so that we may congratulate him, and which of us has been rejected, so that we may offer him our condolences!

The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) once said:

There is many a one who keeps the fast by day, yet who gets nothing out of his fasting but hunger and thirst. And there is many a one who spends the night in vigil and prayer, yet who gets nothing from his vigil other than insomnia.

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) also said that on the final night of the month everyone would be forgiven. His Companions asked if this night was Laylat al-Qadr.

He replied:

No, do you not see that when workers finish their work they are paid their wages in full?’

– Al-Ghunya li-Talibi Tariq al-Haqq – Sufficient Provision for the Seekers of the Path of Truth by Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani rahimahu Llah –

Fear Almighty Allah.

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Fear Almighty Allah. Fear none but Allah. Always turn towards Him. Ask all your wishes from Allah. Do not turn to any besides Allah. Do not have faith in any but in Allah. Remain firm on Tauheed (belief in One Allah).

There is no salvation without Tawhid. When the heart becomes linked with Allah then nothing else seems to look good to him. I have reached the level of True Love. It is a domain where worldly love has no place.

– Shaykh Abdul Qadiral- Jilani (Sultan al -Awliyah) rahimahu Llah –

Woe to you!

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Woe to you!
You claim to be a Sufi,
yet you are impure!

– Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Jilani rahimahu Llah –

The lover & The Beloved

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The lover is tired, whereas the Beloved is at rest.
The lover is a seeker, whereas the Beloved is sought after

– Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani (rahimahu Llah)

Oobvious evidence of betrayal

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You carry on committing sins, have you no fear. This is obvious evidence of betrayal. Beware; safeguard yourself, you may be caught unaware when your allotted time is up.

– Sayyiduna Ghawth al-Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani rahimahu Llah –

When a person commits a sin…

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When a person commits a sin, he closes the doors, draws the veils and hides from the creation and goes against the commands of the creator in private, and then the creator says,

O! Son of Adam (‘alayhi sallam) you have regarded me the least amongst those that can see you because you found it necessary to hide yourself from the creation, yet you have not shown modesty and shame even equivalent to that of the creation towards me.

– Sayyiduna Ghawth Al Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani rahimahu Llah –

The Majestic Supplication of Hazrat Abdul Qadir al- Jilani (rahimahu Llah)

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Bismillah i’r Rahman i’r Rahim
Allahumma inni as’aluka
bi-Sirri-dh-Dhaati wa bi-Dhaat-is-Sirri
Huwa Anta wa Anta Huwa
ihtajabtu bi-Nurillah
wa bi-Nuri ‘Arshillah
wa bi-kulli Ismillah
min ‘aduwwee wa ‘aduwwillah
bi maa’ati alfi
Laa hawla walaa quwwata illaa Billah
khatamtu ‘alaa nafsi wa ‘alaa ahli
wa ‘alaa kulli shay-in A’taaneehi Rabbi
bi-Khaatamillahi’l manee’illadhi
khatama bihi aqtaar-as-samaawaati wa’l ard, wa
Hasbunallahu wa Ni’mal Wakil
Ni’mal Mawlaa wa Ni’man Naseer
Wa laa hawla walaa quwwata illaa Billahi’l ‘Aliyyi’l ‘Azim
wa Sallallahu ‘alaa Sayyidina Muhammad-in
wa ‘alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallama ajma’een.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. (1:1)
O Allah! I ask of You
for the sake of the Mystery of the Essence
and for the sake of the Essence of the Mystery,
both the Essence and the Mystery being Yours,
that may I be protected by the Sacred Light of Allah,
by the Light of the Throne of Allah
and by all the Names of Allah
from my enemies and from all the devils (enemies of Allah),
(I supplicate to You O Allah)
with a hundred thousand times recitation of (this glorification of Yours):
“There is no strength nor power except with Allah”.
I have sealed myself and my family
and all the things that my Lord has given me,
with the impregnable seal of Allah with which
He has sealed all the regions of the heavens and the earth, and
Allah is sufficient for us and what an excellent Trustee is He. (3:173)
What an Excellent Patron and what an Excellent Helper. (8:40)
“And there is no strength nor power except with Allah, the Exalted, the Almighty”.
And may Allah bestow blessings and peace on our master Sayyidina Muhammad,
on his family and all his companions,

True servitude means…

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There is Allah, and there is your own self [nafsuka], and you must address the situation. The self is the opponent and enemy of Allah. All things are subordinate to Allah, and the self really belongs to Him as a creature and a possession, but the self entertains presumptions and aspirations bound up with carnal appetite and sensual desire. So if you ally yourself with the divine Truth in opposition and hostility toward the self, you will be for Allah’s sake an adversary to your own self. As Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) said to David (peace be upon him):

O David, I am your indispensable support, so hold fast to your support. True servitude means being an adversary to your own self.

– Shaykh Sayyid Abdul Qadir al-Jilani (Ghawth al-Adham) rahimahu Llah –