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Talama Ashku Gharami
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February 23, 2008 10:30 PM PST
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Talama Ashku Gharami is about longing to see the face of Habib (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam).

As long as i protest my love to you

ya Allah this is my heart, ya Allah this is my heart
ya allah This is my soul, ya allah This is my soul
ya allah they both Love you
and Love your greatest prophet

Chorus:
as long as i protest my love to you,O' the light of existance.

and i keep Calling O' tihami(prophet Mohammed), the kind,
the generous.
and i keep Calling O' tihami(prophet Mohammed), the kind,
the generous.

Chorus:
My hope, The utmost aim is that i have the
witnesses in the judgment day
My hope, The utmost aim is that i have the
witnesses in the judgment day

and see AL SALAM Gate in my own eyes O' Allah who guided our grandfathers to Islam

Chorus:
O' my Brothers, iam a lover, iam An infatuated.
O' my Brothers, iam a lover, iam An infatuated.

A criminal in it, and the praise mortal.

Chorus:
O' Israfil (Angel) what a Death, The love exhausted me.
O' Israfil what a Death, The love exhausted me.

In you a suffering has mastered O' Loyal of the promises.

Chorus:
O the prophets lamp, O' O a high-ranking (ya Mohammed).
O the prophets lamp, O' O a high-ranking (ya MOhammed).

O' Devouts Leader, My heart has dissolved.

Chorus:
Allah with the magnificence invoked peace upon you.
Allah with the magnificence invoked peace upon you.

O' the light of existance ya Allah, My abandonment lengthened.
O' the light of existance ya Allah, My abandonment lengthened.

ALLAH O' ALLAH (repeat)

Ya Rahman
Ya Rahmanu Ya Allah
Ya Rahimu Ya Allah
Ya Maliku Ya Allah
Ya Quddusu ( a Holy) Ya Allah
Ya Salaamu Ya Allah
Al-Mu’minu Ya Allah

ALLAH O' ALLAH (repeat)

Ya Sultan
Ya Sultanu Ya Allah
Ya Subhanu Ya Allah
Ya Hannanu Ya Allah
Ya Mannanu Ya Allah
Ya Dayyanu Ya Allah
Ya Wadudu (Ya Allah

ALLAH O' ALLAH (repeat)

Muhammed (saw) Nabeina by Hamada Helal
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January 01, 2008 11:40 PM PST
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Wonderful nasheed, watch the video on
http://youtube.com/watch?v=U4lt8hSYVkw

Qasida Burdah - Muhammad Al Husayn
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October 30, 2007 08:55 AM PDT
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One of the best recitations of the Mawla Ya Salli Wassallim part of the Qasidah burdah shareef.

Download the complete Qasida Burdah shareef arabic text in .pdf and arabic with english translation in word file of every chapter fromt he following link:
http://www.esnips.com/doc/4f33d637-ce81-4672-a921-d18652e2bb9d/Burda

Qasida Mudarriya
October 30, 2007 08:43 AM PDT
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Wonderful Qasidah in arabic. Download arabic text with urdu translation from the following link:

http://www.esnips.com/doc/ce2c5112-1857-4fc5-9063-a63f9656aa7e/Qasida_Mudarriyah

Lam Yaati Nazeeruka Fee Nadharin
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August 30, 2007 11:17 AM PDT
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A wonderful naat bny Imam-e-Ahle Sunnat Ala Hazrat Ahmed raza Khan Saheb Barelwi radhiallahu taa'l aanhu.

One of the wonderful features of this one is that it has 4 languages (Arabic, Persian, Urdi and Hindi) in one, with each line in different language yet completely synchronized and rhyming wonderfully, sung by Owais Raza Quadri of Pakistan.

Describing the love of Prophet Muhammed (SaLLaLLahu AlaihiwassaLLam) wonderfully.

La ILaha ILLaLLah - Hadrah Dhikr
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March 17, 2007 04:35 AM PDT
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La ilaha illallah
Other Commonly Used Spellings: LAA ILAHA ILLALLAH
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This expression is the most important one in Islam. It is the creed that every person has to say to be considered a Muslim. It is part of the first pillar of Islam. The meaning of which is: " There is no lord worthy of worship except Allah."

The second part of this first pillar is to say: "Muhammadun Rasul Allah," which means:"Muhammad is the messenger of Allah."

Forty Hadiths on the merit of saying Laa ilaha illahlah

1. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said: "Whoever says: there is no god but Allah enters Paradise." Tabarani narrated it from Abu Dharr in the Kabir (7:55), Ibn Hibban in his Sahih (31), al-Hakim in his Mustadrak (4:251), al-Mundhiri in al-Targhib (2:422), al-Haythami in Majma` al-zawa'id (1:18), Ibn `Adi (7:2639), Abu Nu`aym in the Hilya (7:174), and al-Bazzar from `Umar.
2. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said: "Whoever says there is no god but Allah enters Paradise even if he commits adultery and even if he steals (i.e. even if he commits great sins)." (Nasa'i, Tabarani and others from Abu al-Darda' - sahih).

3. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said: "Whoever witnesses that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Messenger, Allah forbids the Fire from touching him." Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim from `Ubada ibn al-Samit.

Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Bari, book of riqaq ch. 14 (1989 ed. 11:324) says that the hadiths of "Allah forbids the Fire from touching him" are even more explicit than those of "Allah will enter him into Paradise" in establishing that the one who declares Allah's oneness is saved even if he does not heed the orders and the prohibitions.

4. The Companions were talking about Malik ibn Dukhshum, and they wished that the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- would curse him so that he should die or meet some calamity. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said: "Does Malik ibn Dukhshum not testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah and that I am the Messenger of Allah?" They said: "Yes, he no doubt says this but it is not in his heart." The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- replied: "No-one ever witnesses that there is no god but Allah and that I am Allah's Messenger and then enters the Fire nor is consumed by it." Anas said: "This hadith impressed me so much that I ordered my son to write it down and he did." Muslim narrates it.

5. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said that Allah will save a man of his community the record of whose sins fills 99 books, each book extending as far as the eye can see. Against all this will be weighed the one good deed that he has, which is his witnessing that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger, and it will outweigh all the rest. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- then said: "Nothing is of any weight with Allah's Name."
[The hadith begins: innallaha sayukhallisu rajulan min ummati...] Narrated from `Abd Allah ibn `Amr ibn al-`As by Ahmad, Tirmidhi (Iman 17 - hasan gharib), al-Hakim, and Bayhaqi in Shu`ab al-iman.

6. Bukhari narrates in his Sahih (Volume 9, Book 93, Number 601): Ma`bad ibn Hilal al-`Anazi relates: Some of us from Basra gathered and went to Anas bin Malik in company with Thabit al-Bunani so that he might ask Anas about the Hadith of Intercession on our behalf. Anas was in his palace, and our arrival coincided with his late morning (Duha) prayer. We asked permission to enter and he admitted us, sitting on his bed. We said to Thabit, "Do not ask him about anything else first but the Hadith of Intercession." He said, "O Abu Hamza! Here are your brethren from Basra coming to ask you about the Hadith of Intercession." Anas then said:
The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- talked to us saying: On the Day of Resurrection the people will surge one group after another like waves, and then they will come to Adam and say: "Please intercede for us with your Lord." He will say: "I am not fit for this. You should go to Ibrahim as he is the Intimate Friend (khalil) of the Beneficent." They will go to Ibrahim and he will say: "I am not fit for this, but you should go to Moses as he is the one to whom Allah spoke directly." So they will go to Musa and he will say: "I am not fit for this, but you should go to `Isa as he is a soul created (directly) by Allah, and His Word (Be!)." They will go to `Isa and he will say: "I am not fit for this, but you should go to Muhammad."

They will come to me and I will say: "I can do it." Then I will ask for my Lord's permission and it will be given; then He will inspire me to praise Him with such praises as I cannot fathom. So I will praise Him with those praises and will fall down prostrate before Him. Then it will be said: "O Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be heard; ask, for your will be granted your request; intercede, for your intercession will be accepted." I will say: "O Lord, my Community! My Community!" And then it will be said: "Go and take out of the Fire all those who have in their hearts faith the weight of a barley grain."

I will go and do so and return to praise Him with the same praises, and fall down prostrate before Him. Then it will be said: "O Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be heard; ask, for your will be granted your request; intercede, for your intercession will be accepted." I will say: "O Lord, my Community! My Community!" And then it will be said: "Go and take out of the Fire all those who have in their hearts faith the like of a small ant or a mustard-seed."

I will go and do so and return to praise Him with the same praises, and fall down prostrate before Him. Then it will be said: "O Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be heard; ask, for you will be granted your request; intercede, for your intercession will be accepted." I will say: "O Lord, my Community! My Community!" And then it will be said: "Go and take out of the Fire all those who have in their hearts the smallest iota of faith." I will go and do so.

When we left Anas, I said to some of my companions: "Let us pass by al-Hasan (al-Basri) who is hiding himself in the house of Abu Khalifa and request him to recount to us what Anas ibn Malik has just told us." So we went to him and we greeted him and he admitted us. We said to him: "O Abu Sa`id! We came to you from your brother Anas ibn Malik and he related to us a Hadith about the intercession the like of which I have never heard." He said: "What is that?" We told him of the Hadith and at the end we said: "He stopped at this point." He said: "What then?" We said: "He did not add anything after that." He said: "Anas related the Hadith to me twenty years ago when he was a young fellow. I don't know whether he forgot or if he did not like to let you depend overly on what he might have said." We said, "O Abu Sa`id! Do tell us." He smiled and said: "Man was created hasty. I only mentioned it because I was going to inform you of it. Anas told me the same as he told you and said that the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- added:
I will then return for a fourth time and praise Him similarly and prostrate before Him the same as before. And then it will be said: "O Muhammad, raise your head and speak, for you will be heard; ask, for your will be granted your request; intercede, for your intercession will be accepted." I will then say: "O Lord, allow me to intercede for whoever said: la ilaha illallah." Then Allah will say:
By My Power,
by My Majesty,
by My Supremacy,
and by My Greatness,
I shall take out of the fire whoever said: la ilaha illallah.

7. This is confirmed by another well-known hadith whereby the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said: "My intercession is for those people of my Community who commit major sins." Narrated by Tirmidhi, Qiyama 11; Abu Dawud, Sunna 31; Ibn Maja, Zuhd 37; and Ahmad 3:213.

8. Adhana fi al-nasi anna man shahida an la ilaha illallah wahdahu la sharika lahu mukhlisan dakhala al-janna. "It was proclaimed among the people that whoever witnesses that there is no god except Allah, alone, without partner, enters Paradise." Narrated by Ibn `Adi on the authority of `Umar.

8a. Man shahida an la ilaha illallah dakhala al-janna. "Whoever witnesses that there is no god but Allah alone enters Paradise." al-Bazzar narrates it from `Umar.

9. Bashshir al-nasa annahu man qala la ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharika lahu wajabat lahu al-janna. "Announce to the people the tidings that whoever says: No god except Allah alone, without partner, Paradise is guaranteed for him." Narrated by al-Nasa'i from Sahl ibn Hunayf and Zayd ibn Khalid al-Jahni.

10. `Uthman ibn `Affan said: I heard Allah's Messenger say: "Verily, I know a phrase which no servant utters truthfully from his heart except the Fire is made unlawful for him." `Umar ibn al-Khattab said: "I shall tell you what that phrase is. It is the kalima of sincerity with which Allah has empowered Muhammad and his Companions, the kalima of fear of Allah which Allah's Prophet enjoined upon his uncle Abu Talib on his deathbed: the witnessing that there is no god but Allah." Ahmad related it in his Musnad (1:63 #449).

11. Sa`id ibn al-Musayyib relates: When the death of Abu Talib approached, Allah's Apostle came to him and said: "Say: la ilaha illallah, a word with which I will be able to negotiate or argue (uhajju) for you in Allah's presence." Narrated by Bukhari in his Sahih (Volume 8, Book 78, Number 672). Muslim also narrates it in his Sahih.

12. Mafatih al-janna shahadatu an la ilaha illallah. "The keys to Paradise are the witnessing that there is no god but Allah." Ahmad related it from Mu`adh and Haythami said in Majma` al-zawa'id: "The men in its chain has been declared trustworthy (thiqa) although there is interruption in the transmission." It is confirmed by the next hadith.

12a. Li kulli shay'in miftahun wa miftahu al-jannati shahadatu an la ilaha illallah. "Everything has its key, and the key to Paradise is the witnessing that there is no god but Allah." Narrated by Tabarani from Mu`qal ibn Yasar. Wahb confirmed its authenticity as related in one of the chapter-titles in Bukhari's Sahih.

13. Ibn `Abbas narrated in his Commentary that the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said concerning the meaning of the verse: hal jaza'u al-ihsani illa al-ihsan - "Is the reward of goodness anything other than goodness?" (55:60): "Allah says: Can there be any other reward than Paradise in the Hereafter for one whom I blessed in his worldly life with the recitation of the kalima of la ilaha illallah?" `Ikrima and al-Hasan also said that the reward of la ilaha illallah cannot be anything but Paradise.

14. "If anyone comes on the Day of Resurrection who has said la ilaha illallah sincerely with the intention to win Allah's pleasure, Allah will make Hellfire forbidden for him." Narrated by Bukhari, vol. 8 p.288 #431.

Tirmidhi comments on the preceding hadith: "It is narrated from al-Zuhri that he was asked about the Prophet's saying whereby "Whoever says la ilaha illallah enters Paradise" and he said: "This was only in the beginning of Islam, before the revelation of obligations and the orders and prohibitions." The hafiz Abu Bakr ibn al-`Arabi (d. 543) comments on this in `Aridat al-ahwadhi (10:105): "There is no justification for Ibn Shihab's (al-Zuhri) explanation." This is confirmed by the hadith of `Utban ibn Malik. Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Bari, Riqaq ch. 14 (1989 ed. 11:324) mentions that the opinion of al-Zuhri and of Sa`id ibn al-Musayyib that the hadith "Whoever says la ilaha illallah applied only in the beginning of Islam was incorrect since the hadith of Abu al-Darda' and Abu Dharr whereby the Muslim enters Paradise "even if he commits adultery or steals" and the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- mentioned this precisely to contradict the logic of those who say that great sins will prevent entry into Paradise.

15. Lan yuwafiya `abdun yawma al-qiyamati yaqulu la ilaha illallah yabtaghi biha wajh Allah illa harrama Allahu `alayhi al-nar. "No servant is true to his word on the Day of Resurrection, saying: No god but Allah in order to seek Allah's good pleasure, except Allah will make the Fire unlawful for him." Narrated by Ahmad and Bukhari from `Utban ibn Malik.

16. "The best of my sayings and of the sayings of all Prophets before me is: There is no god but Allah alone, without partner, to Him belong all sovereignty and glory, and He has power over all things." Narrated by Tirmidhi from `Amr ibn Shu`ayb, from his father, from his grandfather (hasan gharib).

17. Afdalu al-a`mali al-imanu billahi wahdah, thumma al-jihad, thumma hujjatun mabrura, tufdilu sa'ir al-a`mali kama bayna matla` al-shamsi ila maghribiha. "The best deed is belief in Allah alone, then fighting in the way of Allah, then pilgrimage that is accepted: these outweigh all deeds the distance of East to West." Narrated by Ahmad from Ma`iz with a sound chain.

18. Alaysa yashhadu an la ilaha illallah wa anni rasulullah? Qalu innahu yaqulu dhalika wa ma huwa fi qalbihi. Qala la yashhadu ahadun an la ilaha illallah wa anni rasulullah fa yadkhulu al-nara aw tut`imuhu. Qala anas fa a`jabani hadha al-hadith fa qultu li ibni uktubhu fa katabahu. It is narrated on the authority of `Utban ibn Malik that he came to Madina and said: Something was wrong with my eyesight, so I said to the Prophet: "It is my ardent desire that you should grace my house with your presence and pray there so that I should take the spot where you prayed as a place of worship." (Another version also in Muslim has: I sent for the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- the message: "Come and lay for me a place for worship [khutta li masjidan]." Imam Nawawi said: It means: "Mark for me a spot that I can take as a place for worship by obtaining blessing from your having been there [mutabarrikan bi atharika].") So the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- came there, with those of the Companions whom Allah wished. He entered (my home) and performed prayer. Then the Companions began to talk among themselves about Malik ibn Dukhshum, and they wished that the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- would curse him so that he should die or meet some calamity. After the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- finished praying he said: "Does Malik ibn Dukhshum not testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah and that I am the Messenger of Allah?" They said: "Yes, he no doubt says this but it is not in his heart." The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- replied: "No-one ever witnesses that there is no god but Allah and that I am Allah's Messenger and then enters the Fire or consumes it." Anas said: "This hadith impressed me so much that I ordered my son to write it down and he did." Narrated by Muslim. Imam Nawawi says about: "In this hadith is evidence for obtaining blessings through the relics of saints (al-tabarruk bi athar al-salihin)."

19. Al-imanu bid`un wa sab`una baban fa adnaha imatat al-adha `an al-tariq wa arfa`uha qawlu la ilaha illallah. "Belief is seventy and some branches. Its lowest branch is the removal of harm from the road while its highest is to say: There is no god but Allah." Narrated by Muslim, Tirmidhi, Nasa'i, Ibn Majah, and Ahmad.

20. Man kana akhir kalamihi la ilaha illallah dakhala al-janna. "Whoever breathes his last with the words: la ilaha illallah, enters Paradise." Narrated from Mu`adh by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, and al-Hakim.

Imam Nawawi in his book al-Tarkhis fi al-ikram bi al-qiyam li dhawi al-fadl wa al-maziyya min ahl al-Islam (p. 84) said:
The hadith master Abu al-Baqa' told us: Hafiz Abu Muhammad informed us: Abu Tahir al-Silafi informed us: Abu `Ali al-Burdani said: I heard Hannad ibn Ibrahim al-Nasafi saying: I heard Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Muhammad al-Qattan saying: I heard Abu `Abd Allah `Umar ibn Ahmad Ibn Ishaq al-`Attar saying: I heard Abu `Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Muslim ibn Warah al-Razi saying: I and Abu Hatim Muhammad ibn Idris al-Razi were present with Abu Zur`a al-Razi at the time of his death, so I said to Abu Hatim: "Come, let us remind him to say the shahada." Abu Hatim said, "I would be ashamed before Abu Zur`a to remind him of the shahada; but come, let us recall the hadith, perhaps when he hears it he will say it." I started and said:
Muhammad ibn Bashshar told us:
Abu `Asim al-Nabil told us:
from `Abd al-Hamid ibn Ja`far -
then I got confused about the hadith as if I never heard it or read it.
So Abu Hatim started and said:
Muhammad ibn Bashshar told us:
Abu `Asim al-Nabil told us:
from `Abd al-Hamid ibn Ja`far -
then he too got confused as if he never read it or heard it before.
Then Abu Zur`a, may Allah be pleased with him, spoke and said:
Muhammad ibn Bashshar told us:
Abu `Asim al-Nabil told us:
`Abd al-Hamid ibn Ja`far told us:
from Salih ibn Abi `Urayb:
from Kathir ibn Murrah:
from Mu`adh ibn Jabal, may Allah be pleased with him, he said:
the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and give him peace, said: "Whoever speaks as his last words: la ilaha illallah" - then Abu Zur`a's spirit came out with the letter ha' (the last letter of the word Allah) before he could say "he will enter Paradise." That was in the year 262.

21. Man mata wa huwa ya`lamu annahu la ilaha illallah dakhala al-janna. "Whoever dies knowing full well that there is no god but Allah, enters Paradise." Narrated by Muslim and Ahmad from `Uthman.22. Idhhab bi na`layya hatayni fa man laqita min wara'a hadha al-ha'it yashhadu an la ilaha illallah mustayqinan biha qalbahu fa bashshirhu bi al-janna. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said to Abu Hurayra: "Go with these two sandals of mine and whoever you meet behind this wall that witnesses that there is no god except Allah with certitude in his heart, give him glad tidings that he will enter Paradise." Narrated by Muslim from Abu Hurayra. The latter then met `Umar, who prevented him from announcing this to the people and the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- agreed with him on the grounds that they would then rely upon it to the exclusion of everything else. The prevention of this news from reaching the ears of the ignorant is confirmed by the hadith of Mu`adh and that of `Ubada ibn al-Samit through al-Sunabihi, both narrated by Muslim in the same chapter (Book of iman ch. 10).

23. Man shahida an la ilaha illallah wa anna Muhammadan rasulullah harrama Allahu `alayhi al-nar. `Abd al-Rahman ibn Usayla al-Sunabihi said: When I entered upon `Ubada ibn al-Samit at the time of his death I burst into tears so he said: "Why are you crying? By Allah, if I were asked to testify I would testify for you, and if I were given intercession I would intercede for you, and if it were in my power I would certainly help you! By Allah, I never heard a hadith from Allah's Messenger in which there was benefit for you except I narrated it to you, all but one: and I shall narrate it to you now since I am about to breathe my last. I heard Allah's Messenger say: "Whoever witnesses that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Messenger, Allah forbids the Fire from touching him." Muslim and Tirmidhi narrated it. Qadi `Iyad said: "In this hadith is the proof for the permissibility of keeping certain types of knowledge away from the common people due to the inability of their minds to understand it correctly, as long as it does not concern an obligation of religion or stipulations for punishment." Nawawi, Sharh Sahih Muslim (Iman Ch. 10 #47).

24. Ya Mu`adh ibn Jabal ma min ahadin yashhadu an la ilaha illallah wa anni rasulullah sidqan min qalbihi illa harramahu allahu `ala al-nar. Qala ya rasulallah afala ukhbiru al-nasa fayastabshiru? Qala idhan yattakilu. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said: "O Mu`adh ibn Jabal! No one witnesses that there is no god but Allah and that I am Allah's Messenger truthfully from his heart except Allah has made him unlawful for the Fire." Mu`adh said: "O Messenger of Allah, shall I not tell the people so that they will be glad?" He replied: "If you do, they will rely on it (and leave everything else)." Narrated by Muslim, Ahmad and Bayhaqi from Anas. Muslim says: "Mu`adh narrated it at the time of his death to avoid sinning (by keeping it to himself)."

25. As`adu al-nasi bi shafa`ati yawma al-qiyama man qala La ilaha illallah khalisan mukhlisan min qalbihi. Abu Hurayra inquired from the Prophet: "O Messenger of Allah, who will be the most fortunate of people to receive your intercession on the Day of Resurrection?" The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- replied: "O Abu Hurayra, I knew, because of your love of what I say, that no one other than you would ask me of this hadith. The most fortunate of people to receive my intercession on the Day of Resurrection are those who said: la ilaha illallah purely and sincerely from the heart." Narrated by Bukhari from Abu Hurayra.

26. Usama ibn Zayd killed an idolater in battle after the latter had said: "There is no god but Allah" (la ilaha illallah). When news of this reached Allah's Messenger he condemned Usama in the strongest terms and he said to him: "How can you kill him after he said La ilaha illallah?" He replied: "But he said it with the sword hanging over his head-" The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said again: "How can you kill him after he said La ilaha illallah?" He replied: "O Messenger of Allah, he said it in dissimulation (taqiyyatan)." The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said: "Did you split his heart open (to see)?" and he did not cease to reprove him until Usama wished that he had not entered Islam until after he had killed that man so that he might have been forgiven all his past sins through belief. Narrated by Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Tayalisi, Abu Dawud, Nasa'i, al-`Adni, Abu `Awana, al-Tahawi, al-Hakim, and Bayhaqi.

27. Al-Miqdad said: I asked, "O Messenger of Allah, suppose I and one of the idolaters battled and he cut off my hand, then I was positioned to strike him and he said: la ilaha illallah! Do I kill him or spare him?" He said: "Spare him." I said: "Even if he cut off my hand?" He said: "Even so." I asked him again two or three times whereupon he said: "If you kill him after he says la ilaha illallah then you are like him before he said it, and he is like you before you killed him." Narrated by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Nasa'i, Shafi`i in his Musnad, and Bayhaqi in the Shu`ab.

28. Innallaha la yu`adhdhibu min `ibadihi illa al-marid wa al-mutamarrid `ala Allah wa aba an yaqula la ilaha illallah. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said: "Allah does not punish, of his servants, except the rebel against Allah who refuses to say: there is no god but Allah." Ibn Majah narrated it.

29. afdalu al-dhikri la ilaha illallah. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said: "The best remembrance of Allah is to say: There is no god but Allah." Tirmidhi (hasan), Nasa'i, Ibn Majah, Ibn Hibban, Bayhaqi in Shu`ab al-iman, from Jabir ibn `Abd Allah.

30. Al-tasbih nusfu al-mizan, wa al-hamdu lillah tamla'uhu, wa LA ILAHA ILLALLAH laysa laha duna Allahi hijabun hatta tukhlisu ilayh. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said: "Saying subhan allah (glory to Allah) is half the balance and saying al-hamdu lillah (all praise belongs to Allah) fills it, and there is no veil between la ilaha illallah and Allah Himself (i.e. it is not even weighed in the Balance), it reaches Him directly." Narrated by Tirmidhi from `Abd Allah ibn `Umar. Suyuti in al-Jami` al-saghir said it is sound (sahih).

31. Kunna `inda al-nabiyyi sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam fa qala hal fikum gharib? ya`ni ahl al-kitab qulna la ya rasulallah fa amara bi ghalqi al-abwabi wa qala irfa`u aydikum wa qulu la ilaha illallah! farafa`na aydina sa`atan thumma qala al-hamdu lillah! allahumma innaka ba`athtani bi hadhihi al-kalimai wa wa`adtani `alayha al-jannata wa anta la tukhlifu al-mi`ad! thumma qala abshiru fa innallaha qad ghafara lakum. Ya`la ibn Shaddad relates that his father Shaddad ibn Aws told him as `Ubada ibn al-Samit was present and confirmed it: "We were sitting with Allah's Messenger and he asked if there was any stranger - the narrator said: i.e. People of the Book - in the gathering. We said that there was none. He said: Shut the door, raise up your hands and say: "There is no god but Allah." We raised our hands and recited the kalima tayyiba for some time. He then exclaimed: "al-hamdu lillah! O Allah, You have sent me with this word and have ordered me to teach it and have promised me Paradise for it, and You do not take back Your promise. Be glad, for Allah has forgiven you!" The chain of this hadith is fair (hasan). Narrated from Ya`la ibn Shaddad's father and `Ubada ibn al-Samit by Ahmad, Nasa'i, Tabarani, al-Hakim, al-Mundhiri in al-Targhib, and others. Al-Haythami said in Majma` al-zawa'id: "The sub-narrators in its chain are trustworthy."

32. `Abd Allah ibn Salam relates: As we were travelling with Allah's Messenger he heard the people asking: "Which action is the best, O Allah's Messenger?" He said: "Belief in Allah, fighting in Allah's way, and pilgrimage that is accepted." After this he heard a call coming from a valley saying: "I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah" whereupon he said: "And I bear witness to the same, and I bear witness that no one bears witness to the same except he clears himself of shirk (associating a partner to Allah)." Ahmad and Tabarani in al-Awsat relate it with a sound chain, as stated by Haythami in Majma` al-zawa'id.

33. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- came out and heard the adhan. When he heard the mu'adhdhin say: la ilaha illallah, he said: khala`a al-andad, which means: "He (the speaker) has disowned (the existence of) partners (to Allah)." Ibn Abi al-Dunya narrated it, and Suyuti cites it in his commentary of verse 2:18 in al-Durr al-manthur.

34. Yakhruju min al-nari man qala la ilaha illallah wa kana fi qalbihi min al-khayri ma yazinu sha`ira, thumma yakhruju min al-nari man qala la ilaha illallah wa kana fi qalbihi min al-khayri ma yazinu badhra, thumman yakhruju min al-nari man qala la ilaha illallah wa kana fi qalbihi min al-khayri ma yazinu dharra. "There will come out of the Fire whoever said: There is no god but Allah, and there is in his heart a bead's worth of goodness; then there will come out of the Fire whoever said: There is no god but Allah, and there is in his heart a grain's worth of goodness; then there will come out of the Fire whoever said: There is no god but Allah, and there is in his heart an atom's worth of goodness." Related by Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Tirmidhi (hasan sahih), Bayhaqi, Nasa'i, Tabarani, Ibn Majah, and Ibn Khuzayma from Anas.

35. Mu`adh ibn Jabal said that the last he spoke with the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- he asked him: "What action is most beloved to Allah?" And the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- replied: "That you die with your tongue still moist with the mention (dhikr) of Allah." Related by Tabarani and al-Bazzar (hasan). Note that hadith #29 stipulates that the best dhikr is La ilaha illallah.

36. Ala unabbi'ukum bi khayri a`malikum wa azkaha `inda malikikum wa arfa`iha fi darajatikum wa khayrin lakum min infaqi al-dhahabi wa al-waraqi wa khayrin lakum min an talqu `aduwwakum fa tadribu a`naqahum wa yadribu a`naqakum qalu bala qala dhikrullah. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said: "Shall I tell you something that is the best of all deeds, constitutes the best act of piety in the eyes of your Lord, will elevate your status in the hereafter, and carries more virtue than the spending of gold and silver or taking part in jihad and slaying and being slain in the path of Allah? It is the dhikr or remembrance and mention of Allah." Narrated from Abu al-Darda' by Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Ibn Abi al-Dunya, al-Hakim (sahih), al-Dhahabi (who confirmed al-Hakim), and others.

37. Ma `amila adamiyyun `amalan anja lahu min `adhabi al-qabri min dhikrillah. The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said: "A human being cannot do anything that is more effective in saving him from the punishment of the grave than the dhikr or remembrance of Allah." Narrated from Mu`adh ibn Jabal by Ahmad. Haythami said in Majma` al-zawa'id that the sub-narrators in its chain of transmission are the men of sound hadith, although the Tabi`i link is missing; however, Tabarani narrated it through a second chain which is entirely sound (sahih). Also narrated with the word al-`abd (Allah's servant) instead of adamiyyun (a human being) by Malik in his Muwatta', Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, al-Hakim (sahih), and al-Dhahabi (who confirmed al-Hakim).

38. Anas reports that the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- was once asked the same question as Mu`adh in hadith #35, and he replied: "Knowledge of Allah." It was then asked: "And which action adds to this in merit?" He repeated: "Knowledge of Allah." They said: "We ask about actions and you answer concerning knowledge?" The Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- said: "A few actions are greatly useful as long as there is knowledge; while a lot of actions are useless if there is ignorance." Anas said: "He spoke of this at length." Ibn `Abd al-Barr reports it in Fadl al-`ilm with a weak chain. See also Ithaf al-sadat al-muttaqin (1:85), Suyuti's al-Durr al-manthur (2:221), and al-Mundhiri's al-Tarhib wa al-Targhib (3:525).
This hadith is confirmed by hadith #37 and by the first phrase of hadith #17 whereby "the best deed is belief in Allah alone." The hadith is further confirmed by our decisive knowledge that the purpose of creation is knowledge of Allah, as indicated by Ibn `Abbas's explanation of the verse wa ma khalaqna al-jinna wa al-insa illa li ya`budun "I did not create the jinn and humankind except to worship (= know) Me" (51:56) and the verse fa`lam annahu la ilaha illallah "Know that there is no god except Allah" (47:19).

39. Wal-ladhi nafsi bi yadihi law ji'a bi al-samawati wa al-ardi wa man fihinna wa ma baynahunna fa wudi`na fi kaffati al-mizani wa wudi`at shahadatu an la ilaha illallahu fi al-kaffati al-ukhra la rajahat bihinna. "By Him in Whose hand is my soul, if the heavens and the earth and all that are in them and everything that is in between were brought and placed in one pan of the Balance, and the witnessing that there is no god but Allah were placed in the other, the latter would outweigh the former." Related by Tabarani and by Suyuti in al-Durr al-manthur. Haythami in Majma` al-zawa'id stated that the sub-narrators in its chain are trustworthy, but that the Tabi`i link is missing.

40. After the passing of the Prophet -- Allah bless and greet him -- from this world Abu Bakr said to the Companions: "I asked Allah's Messenger what basic thing was necessary for salvation and he replied that whoever accepts the Word which I brought and which I offered to my uncle Abu Talib and which he rejected: this Word constitutes salvation for him." Related by Ahmad (1:6), Tabarani in al-Awsat, Tayalisi in his Musnad, Ibn Sa`d in his Tabaqat (2/2:84-85), Abu Ya`la, Ibn Abi Shayba, Bayhaqi in Shu`ab al-iman (1:107-108 #92-93) and al-Bazzar. See above, hadiths #10-11. This hadith is sound although in Ahmad the link between al-Zuhri and Abu Bakr and `Uthman is not named other than "a man from the trustworthy people among the Ansar," while Bayhaqi's and Tayalisi's narration from al-Zuhri is from Sa`id ibn al-Musayyib from `Abd Allah ibn `Amr ibn al-`As.

Blessings and peace on the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions.

Questions about the Hadra

Wa alaykum as-Salam:

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I would like to ask you questions on the commonly practised tradition of Hadrah as performed by some of the tariqa's within the branch of sufism. I have also observed that in some tariqa the hadra is performed with certain bodily movement whereas in some it is done whilst in the sitting position.

Is the practice of hadrah in accordance with the sunna? when did this practise start and who started? what is the purpose ofthis practise and what are the benefits? Is this practise widespread through the muslim ummah? Is this practise approved by well known scholars, if so who are they? What is the wisdom of performing the hadrah with bodily movement (jumping etc)

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The correct person to ask about this would be someone versed in a Sufi Tariqa which practices the Hadra. However, since the questions are simple and their answers are for the most part accessible to every traditional Muslim, I will attempt to address them from a Hadra- culture perspective, although my replies may be tinged with elements that are, strictly speaking, extraneous, for which I apologize in advance to those who are more knowledgeable.

http://www.livingislam.org/k/hdra_e.html

Is the practice of hadrah in accordance with the sunna?

Yes, the practice of Hadrah is in accordance with the Sunna according to the authorities who wrote about it through the centuries and they produced proofs which, to any observer of good will, should be sufficient to show that the Hadrah is lawful.

Even the hypersunnistic detractors of the Hadrah are forced to agree that any (physical) movement or (verbal) ejaculation which stems from an (involuntary) emotional state of elation toward Allah Most High is excused even if it contravenes the Law, such as certain utterances made famous, among others, by our liege-lord Abu Yazid al-Bistami, may Allah sanctify his secret. Ibn Taymiyya wrote about this in lenient terms and adduced the hadith: "The Pen of the Law is lifted from the sleeper and the person who is not in a normal mental state" (Majmu` al-Fatawa, volume on Tasawwuf).

when did this practise start and who started?

This is essentially a poorly-phrased or poorly-conceived question, since it is designed to mislead at the root, the reason being that, in light of the first question, the issue is not "when" this practice started and "who" started it - which is of secondary, historical interest - but whether its principle is rooted in the Qur'an and the Sunna or not.

Allah Most High said of His sincere remembers: {Then their skins and their hearts soften to the remembrance of Allah} (39:23).

Our liege-lord `Ali, Allah be well-pleased with him, said:

"I visited the Prophet, Allah bless and greet him, with Ja`far (ibn Abi Talib) and Zayd (ibn Haritha). The Prophet, Allah bless and greet him, said to Zayd: "You are my freedman" (anta mawlay), whereupon Zayd began to hop on one leg around the Prophet (hajala). The Prophet, Allah bless and greet him, then said to Ja`far: "You resemble me in my creation and my manners" (ashbahta khalqi wa- khuluqi), whereupon Ja`far began to hop behind Zayd. The Prophet, Allah bless and greet him, then said to me: "You are part of me and I am part of you" (anta minni wa-ana mink) whereupon I began to hop behind Ja`far."

He also said of the Companions as a whole:

"When Allah Most High was mentioned they swayed the way trees sway on a windy day, then their eyes poured out tears until - by Allah! - they soaked their clothes. By Allah! Folks today are asleep and heedless." Ab? Nu`aym, Hilya (1985 1:76, 10:388).

The simile of swaying trees is reminiscent of the Prophetic hadith "The one who mentions or remembers Allah among those who forget Him is like a green tree in the midst of dry ones."

So then, both from the perspective of the Sunna and that of historical chronology, it is a practice of the Believers extolled by the Qur'an, practiced by three of the first and foremost of Ahl al- Bayt, observed by the Door of the City of Knowledge as characteristic of the Prophetic Companions, Allah be well-pleased with them.

what is the purpose of this practise and what are the benefits?

To cast out heedlessness and signal the difference between the living (ahl al-akhira) and the dead (ahl al-dunya); to unburden the heart from worldly cares and enliven it with the Dhikr of Allah Most High with the use of the body in the same perspective as Imam al-Hasan al- Basri when he excused himself for using a sibha by saying: "I love to remember Allah Most High with my heart, my tongue, and my hand," even if the most superior dhikr of all is the first (by heart).

Abu Hurayra said that while on the road to Mecca the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, passed on top of a mountain called Jumdan, at which time he said: "Move on, for here is Jumdan which has overtaken the single-minded." They said: "What are the single-minded (mufarridun)? He said: "The men and women who remember Allah much" (33:35). Muslim related it in his Sahih, beginning of the book of Dhikr.

The version in Tirmidhi has: "It was said: And what are the single- minded? He replied: Those who dote on the remembrance of Allah and are ridiculed because of it, whose burden the dhikr removes from them, so that they come to Allah fluttering!"

Imam al-Nawawi said in his Sharh Sahih Muslim that another narration of the same hadith has: "They are those who shake or are moved at the mention or remembrance of Allah (hum al-ladhina ihtazzu fi dhikrillah)," that is, al-Nawawi comments, "They have become fervently devoted and attached to His remembrance."

Al-Mundhiri said in al-Targhib wa al-tarhib: "The single-minded and those who dote on the dhikr and are ridiculed for it: these are the ones set afire with the remembrance of Allah."

In another explanation of mufarridun cited by Ibn Qayyim in Madarij al-Salikin, the meaning is "those that tremble from reciting dhikrullah, entranced with it perpetually, not caring what people say or do about them."

Is this practice widespread through the muslim ummah?

Most Sufi Tariqas use the Hadra or something similar, and most of the Muslim Ummah follows the teachings of Tasawwuf, so yes, one would have to say that this practice is widespread through the Muslim Umma.

Is this practice approved by well known scholars, if so who are they?

All those who wrote on poetry-audition or sama` addressed the movement of the body during such audition. Such discussions are found in Kitab al-Luma` by Abu Nasr al-Sarraj, Ibn Khafif's `Aqida (section on Tasawwuf), the Ihya `Ulum al-Din, and Imam al-Dhahabi in Siyar A`lam al-Nubala', in his chapter on Sultan al-`Ulama' Ibn `Abd al- Salam mentioned that the latter "attended the sama` and danced in states of ecstasy" (kana yahduru al-sama` wa-yarqusu wa-yatawajad). Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Hajar al-Haytami mentions that some scholars have seen in the hadith of "hajal" (cited above) evidence for the permissibility of dancing (al-raqs) upon hearing a recital (sama`) that lifts the spirit. There is a lot more evidence mentioned by the Ulama.

What is the wisdom of performing the hadrah with bodily movement (jumping etc)

The same wisdom as the words of the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, to the Abyssinians who displayed themselves through certain choreographed movements in the Prophetic Mosque in Madina during `Eid: "Jump, O Banu Arfada!" while our Mother `A'isha was watching with his permission. Muslim narrated it in his Sahih, book of Salat al-`Idayn from `A'isha, Allah be well-pleased with her.

Sayyid Muhammad ibn `Alawi al-Maliki said in his book on the celebration of the Mawlid titled Hawl al-Ihtifal bi-Dhikri al-Mawlid al-Nabawi al-Sharif ("Regarding the Celebration of the Prophet's Birthday"):

"There is no doubt that such singing, dancing, reciting of poetry, and banging the drum was for joy at being with the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, nor did he condemn or frown upon such displays in any way whatsoever. These are common displays of happiness and lawful merriment. Similarly, to stand up at the mention of the birth of the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, is an ordinary act that shows love and gladness symbolizing the joy of creation."

Imam Habib Mashhur al-Haddad said in Key to the Garden (p. 116), commenting on the verse already cited, {Then their skins and their hearts soften to the remembrance of Allah} (39:23):

"The 'softening of the heart' consists in the sensitivity and timidity that occur as a result of nearness and tajalli [manifestation of one or more divine attributes]. Sufficient is it to have Allah as one's intimate companion!

"As for the 'softening of the skin' this is the ecstasy and swaying from side to side which result from intimacy and manifestation, or from fear and awe. No blame is attached to someone who has reached this rank if he sways and chants, for in the painful throes of love and passion he finds something which arouses the highest yearning....

"The exhortation provided by fear and awe brings forth tears and forces one to tremble and be humble. These are the states of the righteous believers (abrar) when they hear the Speech and dhikr of Allah the Exalted. {Their skins shiver} (39:23), and then soften with their hearts and incline to dhikr of Him, as they are covered in serenity and dignity, so that they are neither frivolous, pretentious, noisy, or ostentatious. Allah the Exalted has not described them as people whose sense of reason has departed, who faint, dance, or jump about."

This is in short a basic documentation of the proofs of the Hadra. May Allah Most High cause us to leave and die on the path of active followership and living Dhikr of Him, not as naggers of innovation, laziness, and heedlessness.

Was-Salam,

gibril

[2006-05-30]

Hizb Al Bahr (Littany of the Sea) by Imam Shazli rahmatullahi alai
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Hizb ul Bahr

Litany of the Sea

The Mystical Teachings of al-Shadhili from Ibn al-Sabbagh's Durrat al-Asrar wa Tufat al-Abarar

By God, I did not utter it (the litany of the Sea) except as it came from the prophet of God, from whose instruction I learned it. "Guard it; he said to me, "for it contains the greatest name of God"

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حــزب البحــر
Hizb ul Bahr
لسيدي أبي الحسن الشاذلي رحمه الله تعالى

اللهمّ يا عليُّ يا عظيمُ يا حليمُ يا عليم
Ya Allahu, Ya 'Aliyyu, Ya 'Adheemu, Ya Haleemu, Ya 'Aleem
أنتَ ربّي ، وعلمُكَ حَسْبي ، فَنِعْمَ الربُّ ربّي ، ونِعْمَ الحسْبُ حسبِي
Anta rabbi, wa 'ilmuka hasbi, fa ni'mar-rabbu rabbi, wa ni'mal hasbu hasbi,
تَنصُر مَنْ تشاء وأنتَ العزيزُ الرحيمُ ،
tan-suru man tashaa-u wa antal 'azeezur raheem
نَسْألكَ العصمةَ في الحركاتِ والسّكَنَاتِ والكَلِمَاتِ والإرَادَاتِ والخَطَرَاتِ مِنَ Nas-alukal 'ismata fil harakati was-sakanati wal kalimati wal iradati walkhatarati minash
الشُّكُوكِ والظُّنُونِ والأَوْهَامِ السَّاتِرةِ للقلوبِ عنْ مطالعةِ الغيوبِ ،
shukuki wa-dhununi wal awhamis-satirati lil qulubi 'an mutala'atil ghuyub.
فقدْ ابْتُلِيَ المُؤمِنونَ وزُلْزِلُوا زِلْزَالاً شَديداً
Faqadib tuliyal mu'minoona wa zulzilu zilzalan shadeeda.
وإذ يقولُ المُنافِقونَ والذين في قُلُوبِهمْ مَرَضٌ ما وعَدَنا اللهُ ورسولُهُ إلا
Wa idh "yaqulul munafiquna wal-ladheena fi qulubihim maradun mawa'adanallahu wa rasuluhu illa
غُرورَاً . فثبّتنا وانْصُرْنَا وسَخّرْ لَنَا هذا البَحْرَ كَمَا سَخَّرتَ البَحْرَ لمُوسَى
ghurura."Fa thibbitna wan-surna wa sakh-khir lana hadhal bahr, kama sakh-khartalbahra li Musa,
وسَخَّرْتَ النَّارَ لإبراهيمَ ، وسَخَّرْتَ الجِبالَ والحدِيدَ لدَاوُدَ ، وسخّرت الرِّيحَ
wa sakh-khartan nara li Ibrahim. Wa sakh-khartal jibaala walhadeeda li Dawud. Wa sakh-khartar reeha

والشّياطينَ والجِنَّ لِسُلَيمان َ، وسَـخِّرْ لنـا كـلَّ بحرٍ هو لَكَ في الأرضِ
wash-shayatina wal jinna liSulayman. Wa sakh-khir lana kulla bahrin huwa laka fil ardi
والسماءِ والمُلكِ والمَلَكـُوت وبحرِ الدنيا وبحرِ الآخـرةِ ، وسَـخِّرْ لنَا كـلَّ
was-samaa-i walmulki wal malakut. Wa bahrad-dunya, wa bahral akhira. Wa sakh-khir lana
شيءٍ ، يا مَـنْ بِيدِهِ مَلَكُـوتُ كـلِّ شَيء كهيعص كهيعص كهيعص انصُرنَا
kulla shay-in ya man bi yadihi malakutu kulli shay."Kaf ha ya 'ain sad.Kaf ha ya 'ain sad.
Kaf ha ya 'ain sad."
انصُرن فإنَّكَ خيرُ النّاصِرِينَ، وافتَحْ لنَا فإنّكَ خيرُ الفَاتِحينَ ، واغفِرْ لنَا فإنَّكَ
Unsurna fi-innaka khayrun-nasireen.Waf-tah lana fi-innaka khayrul fatiheen.Wagh-fir lana fi-innaka
خيرُ الغَافِرينَ ، وارحَمْنا فإنّكَ خيرُ الرّاحِمينَ ، وارزُقنا فإنّكَ خيرُ الرّازِقينَ ،
khayrul ghafireen.War-hamna fi-innaka khayrur-rahimeen.War-zuqna fi-innaka khayrur-raziqeen.
واهْدِنَا ونَجِّنَا مِنَ القَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ ، وهَبْ لنَا رِيحاً طيّبةً كما هيَ في عِلمِكَ
Wahdina wanajjina minal qawmidh-dhalimeen.

Wa hab lana reehan tayyibatan kama hiya fi 'ilmik.
، وانشُرْها علينا مِنْ خَزَائِنِ رحمتِكَ ، واحمِلْنَا بِها حَمْلَ الكرامةِ
Wan-shurha 'alayna min khazaaini rahmatik.Wahmilna biha hamlal karamati
معَ السّلامةِ والعافيةِ في الدّينِ والدُّنيا والآخرةِ إنّكَ على كلِّ شيءٍ قدير.
ma'assalamati wal 'afiyati fid-deeni wad-dunyawal akhira. Innaka 'ala kulli shayin qadeer.
اللهمَّ يَسِّرْ لنا أُمُورَنَا معَ الرّاحةِ لقلوبِنَا وأَبدانِنَا ، والسلامةِ والعافيةِ
Allahumma yassir lana umurana ma'arrahati li qulubina wa abdaninawas-salamati wal 'afiyati

في دِينِنا ودُنْيانا وكُنْ لنا صَاحِباً في سَفَرِنا، وخلِيفةً في أهلِنَا،
fi deenina wa dunyana. Wa kul-lana sahiban fisafarina wa khaleefatan fi ahlina
واطْمِسْ على وُجوهِ أَعدائِنَا وامْسَخْهُم على مكَانَتِهِم فلا يستَطيعون
Wat-mis 'ala wujuhi a'daaina. Wam-sakhhum 'ala makanatihim fala yasta-ti'unal
المُضِيَّ ولا المَجِيءَ إلينا
mudiyya walal majiyya ilayna.
ولو نشاءُ لطَمَسْنَا على أعيُنِهم فاستَبَقوا الصّراطَ فأَنَّى يُبصِرونَ ،
"Wa law nashaa-u latamasna 'ala a'yunihim fas-tabaqus-sirata fa-anna yubsiroon.
ولو نشاءُ لمَسَخْنَاهُم على مكانَتِهِم فما اسْتَطاعوا مُضِيّاً ولا يَرجِعُون .
Wa law nashaa-u lamasakh nahum 'ala makanatihim famas-tata'umudiyyaw-wa la yarji'oon."
يس • وَالْقُرْءَانِ الْحَكِيمِ • إِنَّكَ لَمِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ • عَلَى صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ •
"Ya seen. Wal Qur'aanil hakeem. Innaka laminal mursaleen. 'Alasiratim-mustaqeem.
تَنْـزِيلَ الْعَزِيزِ الرَّحِيمِ • لِتُنْذِرَ قَوْمًا مَـا أُنْذِرَ آبَاؤُهُمْ فَهُـمْ غَافِـلُونَ •
Tanzeelal 'azeezir-raheem. Li tunzira qawmam-ma undhiraaabaa-uhum fahum ghafiloon.
لَقَدْ حَقَّ الْقَوْلُ عَلَى أَكْثَرِهِمْ فَهُمْ لا يُؤْمِنُونَ • إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا فِي أَعْنَاقِهِمْ أَغْلالاً
Laqad haqqal qawlu 'ala ak-tharihim fahum layu'minoon. Inna ja'alna fi a'naqihim aghlalan
فَهِيَ إِلَى الأَذْقَانِ فَهُمْ مُقْمَحُونَ • وَجَعَلْنَا مِنْ بَيْنِ أَيْدِيهِمْ سَدًّا وَمِنْ
fa hiya ilal adhqani fahummuqmahoon. Wa ja'alna mim-bayni aydihim saddaw-wa min
خَلْفِهِمْ سَدًّا فَأَغْشَيْنَاهُمْ فَهُمْ لا يُبْصِرُونَ.
khalfihim saddanfa-agh shaynahum fahum la yubsiroon."
شَاهَتْ الوُجُوهُ شَاهَتْ الوُجُوهُ ، شَاهَتْ الوُجُوهُ
Shaahatil wujooh.Shaahatil wujooh.Shaahatil wujooh.
وَعَنَتْ الوُجُوهْ للحَيِّ القَيُّومِ وقد خَابَ مَنْ حَمَلَ ظُلْماً .
"Wa 'anatil wujoohu lil hayyil qayyumi wa qad khaba man hamaladhulma."
طس- طسم- حمعسق. مَرَجَ البحْرَينِ يلتقيانِ بينهُمَا بَرْزَخٌ لا يَبْغِيَان
"Ta seen. Ha meem. 'Ain seen qaaf.""Marajal bahrayni yaltaqiyaan. Baynahuma barzakhul-la yabghiyan."
حم حم حم حم حم حم حم حُمّ الأَمْرُ وجاءَ النّصرُ فعلينا لا يُنْصَرون . ]
"Ha meem. Ha meem. Ha meem. Ha meem. Ha meem. Ha meem. Ha meem."Hummal amru wa ja-an-nasru fa'alayna la yunsaroon.
حم • تَنْزِيلُ الْكِتَابِ مِنَ اللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَلِيمِ •
"Ha meem. Tanzeelul kitabi minallahil 'azeezil 'aleem.
غَافِرِ الذَّنْبِ وَقَابِلِ التَّوْبِ شَدِيدِ الْعِقَابِ ذِي الطَّوْلِ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ إِلَيْهِ الْمَصِيرُ [ [غافر/1-3].
Ghafiridh-dhambi waqabilit-tawbi shadeedil 'iqabi dhit-tawli la ilaha illa huwa ilayhilmaseer."
( بسم الله بابنا ، تبارك حيطاننا ، يس سقفنا ، كهيعص كفايَتُنَا ،
Bismillahi, baabuna. Tabaraka, hitanuna. Ya seen, saqfuna. Kaf ha ya 'ainsad, kifayatuna.
حمعسق حِمَايَتُنَا
Ha meem 'ain seen qaaf, himayatuna.
فَسَيكْفيكَيهم الله وهو السميع العليم (ثلاثاً).
"Fasayakfikahumullahu wa huwas-sami'ul 'aleem.
Fasayakfikahumullahu wa huwas-sami'ul 'aleem.
Fasayakfikahumullahu wa huwas-sami'ul 'aleem."
( سترُ العَرشِ مَسْبُولٌ علينَا وعَيْنُ اللهِ ناظِرَةٌ إلينَا ،
Sitrul 'arshi masbulun 'alayna, wa 'ainullahi nadhiratun ilayna,
بِحَوْلِ اللهِ لا يُقْدَرُ علينا واللهُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِمْ مُحِيطٌ. بلْ هوَ قُرآنٌ مَجيدٌ .
bi hawlillahi la yuqdaru 'alayna. Wallahu miw-waraaihim muheet. Bal huwaQura'anum-majeed.
في لَوحٍ مَحفوظٍFi lawhim-mahfoodh.
فاللهُ خيرٌ حَافِظَاً وهو أرحمُ الرَّاحِمينَ " (ثلاثاً) .
"Fallahu khayrun hafidhaw-wa huwa arhamur-rahimeen.
Fallahu khayrun hafidhaw-wa huwa arhamur-rahimeen.
Fallahu khayrun hafidhaw-wa huwa arhamur-rahimeen."

" إنَّ ولِيّيَ اللهُ الذي نَزَّلَ الكِتَابَ وهُوَ يَتَوَلّى الصّالِحيَن "(ثلاثاً) .
"Inna waliy-yiyallahul-ladhee nazzalal kitaba wa huwa yatawallas-saliheen."
"Inna waliy-yiyallahul-ladhee nazzalal kitaba wa huwa yatawallas-saliheen."
"Inna waliy-yiyallahul-ladhee nazzalal kitaba wa huwayatawallas-saliheen."

" حَسْبِيَ اللهُ لا إِلَهَ إِلاّ هُوَ عَلَيهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وهُوَ رَبُّ العَرْشِ العَظِيمِ " (ثلاثاً) .
"Hasbiyallahu la ilaha illa huwa 'alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabbul 'arshil'adheem.;
Hasbiyallahu la ilaha illa huwa 'alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabbul 'arshil'adheem."
"Hasbiyallahu la ilaha illa huwa 'alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabbul 'arshil'adheem."

" بِسمِ الله الذي لا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيءٌ في الأرضِ ولا في السّماءِ وهُوَ السَّمِيعُ العَلِيمُ " (ثلاثاً) .
Bismillahil ladhee la yadurru ma'asmihi shayun fil ardi wa la fis-samaa-i wahuwas-sami'ul 'aleem.
Bismillahil ladhee la yadurru ma'asmihi shayun fil ardi wa la fis-samaa-i wahuwas-sami'ul 'aleem.
Bismillahil ladhee la yadurru ma'asmihi shayun fil ardi wa la fis-samaa-i wahuwas-sami'ul 'aleem
Audhu bi kalimatillahit-taammati min sharri ma khalaq.
Audhu bi kalimatillahit-taammati min sharri ma khalaq.
Audhu bi kalimatillahit-taammati min sharri ma khalaq.
" ولا حَوْلَ ولا قُوَّةَ إِلاّ باللهِ العَلِيِّ العَظِيمِ " (ثلاثاً)
Wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil 'aliyyil 'adheem.
Wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil 'aliyyil 'adheem.
Wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil 'aliyyil 'adheem.

وصلّى الله على سَيِّدنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وعَلَى آَلِهِ وصَحْبِهِ وسَلَّم والحَمْدُ للهِ رَبِّ العَالَمِينَ .
Wa sallallahu 'ala sayyidina Muhammadiw-wa 'ala aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallim.
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The Mystical Teachings of al-Shadhili
from Ibn al-Sabbagh's Durrat al-Asrar wa Tufat al-Abarar
translation by Elmer H. DouglaS

Hizb ul Bahr - Litany of the Sea

The worthy Shaykh Abu al-'Aza'im Madi ibn Sultan related to me in the city ofTunis, may God the Exalted watch over it, as did also the worthy and blessed Shaykh Sharaf al-Din, son of the Shaykh (al-Shadhili) in the city of Damanhur al-Wahsh of Egypt in the year A.H. 715 that shaykh was on the point of setting out from Cairo to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca a short time after the departure of the pilgrims.

He said, ''I have been divinely ordered to go on pilgrimage this year. So find for us a Nile vessel in which to make the journey by way of Upper Egypt:' They looked about for a vessel, but found only one belonging to Christians on which was an elderly Christian man with his sons.

He said, "Let us get on board:' We entered the vessel and set sail from Cairo and traveled for two or three days. Then the wind shifted so that we were sailing into it. So we tied up to the bank of the Nile at an uninhabited spot. We remained there about a week within sight of the hills of Cairo.

One of the pilgrims accompanying us asked, "How is it that the Shaykh says that he was ordered to perform the pilgrimage this year when the time for it has passed? And how long will this journey take? , In the middle of the day the shaykh slept and awoke, and then offered this prayer [known as Litany of the Sea]. "Where is the captain of the vessel?" he inquired.

"Yes" he answered, "here I am:'
"What is your name?" the shaykh asked. "Mismar:'
"O blessed Mismar, unfurl the sail:' the shaykh ordered.
"O my master:' the captain objected, "[lf I do that], we shall come again to Cairo by sailing before the wind:'
"We shall again become travelers:' the shaykh replied, "if God wills:'

Again the captain objected, "This wind will drive us back to Cairo before the end of this day, and, furthermore, with the wind as it is, to get the ship under sail will be absolutely impossible:'

"Unfurl the sail;' the shaykh ordered him, "with the blessing of God:' So we unfurled the sail, and God [He is exalted] commanded the wind so that it shifted and filled the sail [so quickly that they] were unable to cast off the rope from the stake. They cut it and we departed under a gentle breeze. The captain converted to Islam, both he and his brother.

Their father did not cease to lament and say, "I have lost my two sons on,
this journey:' "On the contrary;' the shaykh said to him, "you have gained them:'
That night the Christian had a vision in which the day of resurrection, as it were, had come, and he was beholding the Garden and the fire. He witnessed the shaykh (al-Shadhili) conducting to the Garden a large crowd of people. Among them were the Christian's sons. He wanted to follow them, but he was prevented. He was told, "You are not of them until you enter their religion:'

The Christian related that to the shaykh, and he [the Christian] converted to Islam. Then the shaykh told him, "The people whom you saw with me are my companions to the day of resurrection."

We continued our journey easily and successfully with incidents the telling of which would consume a long time. They finished the pilgrimage that year.
My master, Madi, related, according to a report from the shaykh, The Christian became one of the great saints of God. Consequently, he sold his vessel and performed the pilgrimage with us, along with his sons. He had a zawiya (worship place) in Upper Egypt and was one of those who were endowed with charismatic powers. This blessed journey was an occasion for the manifestation of such a power. May God have mercy on him and be pleased with him.

The shaykh said,
By God, I did not utter it [the Litany of the Sea] except as it came from the Prophet of God, from whose instruction I learned it. "Guard it;' he said to me, "for it contains the greatest name of God:'

It is not recited in any place without security reigning there. If it had been with the inhabitants of Baghdad, the Tatars would not have taken the city.

Hizb ul Bahr - Litany of the Sea in English

In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Blessings of God and peace be upon our master Muhammad and his family. O God,
O Exalted One, O Gentle One,

O AII-Knowing One,
Thou art my Lord, and Thy knowledge is sufficient for me. What an excellent Iord is my Lord! What a wonderful sufficiency is my sufficiency!
Thou plea to Thee is for protection, in movements and moments of rest, in words, desires, and passing thoughts, from doubts, suppositions and fancies-veilings, they, over hearts, occluding sight of the unseen.
The faithful were tried; They were severely shaken.
Then the hypocrites would say, with those of disease-ridden hearts, "God and His Messenger promised us only delusion. (Q. 33:11-12)

Even so, make us firm, aid US, and subject to us this sea, as Thou did subject the sea to Moses, and the fire to Ibrahim, and the mountains and iron to David, and the wind, the Satans, and the jinn to Solomon.

Put in subjection to us every sea of thine in earth and heaven, in this domain and the celestial, the sea of this world and the sea of the next. Render subservient to us every thing, "0 Thou, whose hand holds sovereignty over every thing" (Q. 23:88).

Kaf ha' ya' 'ayn sad
Kaf ha' ya' 'ayn sad
Kaf ha' ya' 'ayn sad

Help us, for Thou art the best of helpers.
Open to us the hand of mercy, for Thou art the best of openers. Pardon us, for Thou art the best of pardoners.

Be compassionate toward us, for Thou art the best of those who show compassion.

Sustain us, for Thou art the best of sustainers. Guide us and rescue us from the unjust people.

Send us a gentle breeze, as Thou dost know how to do, and let it blow on us from the storehouses of Thy mercy. Let it bear us along as it by miraculous intervention, with security and well-being, in religion, worldly affairs, and the hereafter.

Thou art powerful over all things. God, facilitate for us our affairs, with ease of mind and body, with security and well-being in religious and worldly matters. Be a companion for us on our journey, and a substitute for our households.

Blot out the countenances of our enemies, and transform them where they stand, disabling them from leaving or coming to US. If We willed, We would blot out their eyes. Yet, they would race forward to the path. But how would they see? If We willed, We should transform them where they stand. Thus, they would be unable to leave or return (Q 36:66-67).

Ya' sin! By the Wise Qur' an! Surely thou art one of those sent on a straight path! A revelation sent down by the Mighty, the Merciful, that thou mightest warn a people whose fathers had not been warned. Yet, they do not take heed.

The declaration has been confirmed against the greater part of them. Yet they do not believe. We have circled their necks with chains up to the chin, but they hold their heads high. Before them have We placed a barrier, and behind them a barrier, and We have obscured their vision; so they see not (Q 36:1-8).

May their faces be deformed!
May their faces be deformed!
May their faces be deformed!

Let their faces be submissive before the Living, the Self-Subsistent, For he who is laden with wrong has already met frustration. Ta' sin, ha' mim, 'ayn sin qaf. (Q 27:1)

He has released the two seas that meet; Yet between them is a barrier [barzakh] that they do not overpass. ...(Q 55:19-20)

Ha' mim, ha' mim, ha' mim, ha' mim, ha' mim, ha' mim, ha' mim! (Q 40:1)

The affair has been decreed. The triumph has come. Over us they shall not triumph. Ha' mim!

[It is] the sending down of the Scripture from God, The Mighty, the AII-Knowing, Forgiver of sin,

Receiver of penitence, Severe in punishing, Forbearing.
No god is there except Him.
To Him is the returning. (Q 40:1-3)

In the name of God (bismillah) is our door. May [God] bless our walls.
Ya' sin (Q 36:1) is our ceiling.

Kaf ha' ya' 'ayn sad (Q 19:1) is our sufficiency. Ha' mim 'ayn sin qaf (Q 42:1) is our shelter.

So God is sufficient for thee against them, for He hears all, knows all.
[Repeat this thrice]

The veil of the throne has been dropped over us, and the eye of God is gazing at us. God is behind them, round about. Indeed, it is a glorious recital [Qur'an], inscribed on a guarded tablet [lawh mahfuz] (Q. 85:20-21). [Repeat this thrice]

My Protector is God, Who revealed the Book (from time to time), and He will choose and befriend the righteous. (Q. 7:196) [Repeat this thrice]

M y sufficiency is God. No god is there except Him. In Him have I put my trust, For He is Lord of the majestic throne (Q. 9:129). [Repeat this thrice]

In the name of God, with whose Name nothing in the earth or sky can do harm, for He is the All-Hearer, All-Knower. [Repeat this thrice]

There is no force and no power except with God, the High, the Mighty.

Jalwa Janana , recalling physical appearance of Prophet Muhammad SaLLaLLahu ALaihiwassaLLam: Junayd Jamshed
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September 13, 2006 12:18 AM PDT
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Junayd Jamshed wonderfully sings and recites narrations about appearance of Prophet Muhammad SaLLaLLahu ALaihiwassaLLam in Urdu, album name : Jalwa e Janana

Tanam Farsooda Jaa Para
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July 04, 2006 05:28 AM PDT
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Tanam Farsooda

By Maulana Abd ar-Rahmaan Jaami (may Allah be well pleased with him)

Tanam Farsooda jaa para
Ze Hijra Ya Rasulullah
Dillam Paz Murda Aawara
Ze Isyaa. Ya Rasulullah!

My body is dissolving in your separation

And my soul is breaking into pieces. Ya Rasulullah!

Due to my sins, My heart is weak and becoming enticed. Ya Rasulullah!

Choon Soo’e Mun Guzar Aari
Manne Miskeen Zanaa Daari
Fida-E-Naqsh-E-Nalainat
Kunam Ja. Ya Rasulullah!

When you pass by me

Then even in my immense poverty, ecstatically,

I must sacrifice my soul on your blessed sandal. Ya Rasulullah!

Ze Jaame Hubb To Mustam
Ba Zanjeere To Dil Bustam
Nu’mi Goyam Ke Mun Bustum
Sukun Daa. Ya Rasulullah!

I am drowned in the taste of your love

And the chain of your love binds my heart.

Yet I don’t say that I know this language (of love). Ya Rasulullah!
Ze Kharda Khaish Hairaanam
Siyaa Shud Roze Isyaanam
Pashemaanam, Pashemaanam, Pashemaanam. Ya Rasulullah!

I am worried due to my misdeeds;

And I feel that my sins have blackened my heart. Ya Rasulullah!

I am in distress! I am in distress! I am in distress! Ya Rasulullah!

Choon Baazoo’e Shafaa’at Raa
Khushaa’I Bar Gunaagara
Makun Mahruume Jaami Raa
Daraa Aan. Ya Rasulullah!

Ya Rasulullah! When you spread your hands to intercede for the sinners,

Then do not deprive Jaami of your exalted intercession.

Ana Dayfak Ya RasooL ALLah (sallallahualaihiwassallam)
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June 28, 2006 11:46 PM PDT
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I am your Guest O! RasooLuLLah (sallallahualaihiwassallam)

Wonderful rendetion in Arabic

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