Du’a li-Yawm Al-Jumu’a

This supplication is attributed to the Sultan of the ascetics and Imam of the Sufis, Ibrahim bin Adham al-Balkhi, may Allah be well pleased with him. He is reported to have made this entreaty every Friday, morning and evening. To conclude the prayer, we have appended one of Shaikh Ahmad ibn Idris al-Hasani’s unique salawat, Al-Salat Al-Jami’a or Al-Salat Al-Jibra’iliyya.

Success is from Allah.

Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, in Book IX of the Ihya, states:

The Prayer of Ibrahim ibn Adham

(may God be pleased with him)

Ibrahim ibn Bashshar, his servant, related that he used to say this prayer every Friday, morning and evening:

Welcome to the day of abundance, the new morning, the scribe, and the witness! This day is a festive day. Write for us in it what we say in the name of Allah, the Praiseworthy, the Glorious, the Exalted, the Affectionate, and the Doer of what He wishes with His creation. I have entered upon the morning with faith in Allah, with belief in the Meeting with Allah, confessing His Proof, seeking forgiveness of my sin, bowing down before the lordship of Allah, denying divinity to any but Allah, being in need of Allah, trusting in Allah, and turning repentantly to Allah.

I testify to Allah, His Angels, His Prophets, His Messengers, the carriers of His Throne, those whom He created and those whom He is creating―that He is Allah, beside whom there is no god, Who is alone and has no associate, and that Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) is His servant and His emissary, and that Heaven is a reality; Hell is a reality; the Pool is a reality; the Intercession is a reality; Munkar and Nakir are a reality; Your promise is a reality; Your threat is a reality; the Meeting with You is a reality; and the Hour is coming and there is no doubt about it, and Allah will resurrect those who are in their graves. With [faith in] this I live, and with it I die, and with it I shall be resurrected, if Allah wills.

O Allah, You are my Lord! There is no god but You. You have created me and I am Your servant, and I will observe my covenant and promise to You as much as I can. I take refuge with You, O Allah, from the evil I did and from the evil of every possessor of evil. O Allah, verily, I wronged myself. Forgive me my sins, for none forgives sins but You. Guide me to the best of human qualities, for none guides to the best of them but You. Dispel from us the worst of human qualities, for verily none dispels their evil but You.

Here I am intent upon Your service and upon aiding Your cause. All good is in Your hand. I belong to You and am returning to You. I ask for Your forgiveness and I repent to You. I believe, O Allah, in the Prophets whom You have sent. And I believe, O Allah, in the Books which You have revealed. May Allah bestow copious blessing and peace upon Muhammad, the divinely taught Prophet, and upon his family―the seal of my speech and the key to it―and upon His Prophets and Emissaries, all of them. Amen, O Lord of all domains!

O Allah, bring us to the Pool of Muhammad, and give us from his cup a drink thirst-quenching, pleasant-tasting, and delicious, after which we shall never thirst again. Assemble us in his group; not as the ashamed, not the violators of the covenants, nor the sceptics, nor the tempted, nor those against whom You are wrathful, nor those who are astray. O Allah make me free from the snares of this world, and aid me to obtain what You like, and are pleased with. Improve all my states of affairs. Strengthen me with the word which is firmly established in this life and the next. Lead me not astray, even if I commit a wrong.

Glory be to You! Glory be to You! O Exalted, O Magnificent, O Originator, O Compassionate, O Almighty, O Compeller! Glory be to Him whom the Heavens glorify with their wings! Glory be to Him whom the seas glorify with their billows! Glory be to Him whom the mountains glorify with their echoes!

Glory be to Him whom the fish glorify with their tongues! Glory be to Him whom the stars glorify in the sky with the constellations! Glory be to Him whom the trees glorify with their roots and fruits! Glory be to Him whom the seven heavens and the seven earths and those who are in and on them glorify! Glory be to Him Whom each of His creatures glorify.

May You bless Yourself and exalt Yourself! Glory be to You! Glory be to You! O Living, O Self-subsistent, O Omniscient, O Affectionate! Glory be to You! There is no god but You, who are alone and have no associate. You give life and death, and You are living and never die. In Your Hand is all-goodness, and You are supremely powerful over all things.

—Al-Ghazali, Nakamura, K (1973).Chapter Three: Transmitted Prayers whose Authors and Circumstances [of Composition] are Known and whose Use in the Mornings and Evenings and immediately after Each Ritual Prayer is Desirable. In: Invocations & Supplications Kitab al-adhkar wa’l-da’awat · Book IX of The Revival of The Religious Sciences Ihya’ ulum al-din. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society. p81-85.

The All-Encompassing Salutation
(or the Gabrielic Salutation)

From the Sheikh and Syed, Ahmed ibn Idris
al-Fasi al-Hasani

O Allah, bestow salutations, peace, and blessings upon our patron Muhammad
and his family, and all the Prophets and Messengers, and upon Gabriel,
Michael, Raphael, the Angel of Death, and the bearers of the Throne,
and upon all the Angels, and upon the intimate friends and the
righteous,  and upon all Your believing slaves in every
glance and in every breath, as many times as all
the things contained in Your Knowledge.

Amen!

—Ibn Idris, A. (2013). The All-Encompassing Prayer. Available: http://beneficialilm.com/2013/03/31/the-all-encompassing-prayer/. Last accessed 1st Aug 2013.

And Allah is the Guide.

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Days of Allah – Muharram Al-Haram

Day Name Resting Abode
1 New Hijri Year
‘’ ‘Urs * Abu-l Ḥasan ‘Ali b. Muhammad al-Qurashi al-Hankari – Bio Baghdad, IQ
‘’ ‘Urs Abu Hafs ‘Umar al-Suhrawardi – BioWiki Baghdad, IQ
2 ‘Urs * Abu Mahfuz Ma’ruf b. Firuz al-Karkhi
Bio 1 | Bio 2Tomb
Baghdad, IQ
3 ‘Urs Hasan Raza Khan
Kalam
Bareilly, IN
4 ‘Urs Abu Sa’id Hasan b. Yasar al-Basri
Bio
Basra, IQ
5 ‘Urs Abu ‘Ali Fudayl b. ‘Iyad
Bio
Makkatu-l Mukarramah
‘’ ‘Urs Ganj-e-Shakar Baba Faridu-d Din Mas’ud
Bio 1 | Bio 2
Pakpattan, PK
6 ‘Urs Shah ‘Abdu-Llah Husaini Qadiri Shattari
Bio
Ahmedabad, IN
‘’ ‘Urs Prophet Zakariyya
Bio | Wiki
Palestine, PL
‘’ ‘Urs Prophet Yahya
Bio | Wiki
Palestine, PL
7 ‘Urs Battle of Khaybar
Wiki | Britannica
‘’ ‘Urs Khwaja Afaq Dehlvi
Bio (Eng) | Bio (Urdu)
Ahmedabad, IN
‘’ ‘Urs Sayyid Mawla Al-Dawila Al-Alawi (Syed Alavi Thangal)
His ShrineWiki
Mambaram, KL, IN
8 ‘Urs Abu-l Fath Hashmat Ali Khan Qadiri
Bio
Pilibhit Sharif, IN
9 ‘Urs Habib ‘Ali b. Muhammad al-Attas
Obituary
Huraida, YE
10 Yawmu-l ‘Ashura – Day of Ashura
Recommended to Fast on 9th and 10th | DhikrDu’a
‘’ ‘Urs * Imam Abu Abdi-Llah Husain b. ‘Ali al-Sibt ash-Shahid – Tragedy of Karbala | Ahlu-l Bayt Cairo, EG/
Karbala, IQ
‘’ ‘Urs Abu-l Hasan Ali al-Kharaqani
Wiki
Kharaqan, IR
‘’ ‘Urs Ummu-l Khair Fatimah
Bio | Mother of Muhyiddin Abdul Qadir al-Jilani
Jilan, IQ
‘’ ‘Urs Sayyid Shah Barkatullah Marehrwi
Bio
Marehra, IN
14 ‘Urs Mustafa Raza Khan
BioWiki
Bareilly, IN
18 ‘Urs * Imam Abu-l Hasan ‘Ali b. Husain Zainu-l ‘Abidin al-Asghari – Short Bio Madinatu-l Munawwarah
20 ‘Urs Companion Bilal al-Habashi
Bio
Damascus, SY
21 ‘Urs Khwaja Zindapir Sahib
Bio | Pictures
Ghamkol, Kohat, PK
26 ‘Urs Sayyid Muhammad Taju-d Din Baba
Bio
Nagpur, IN
‘’ ‘Urs Sayyid Sāhib Husaynī al-Qadiri
Bio
Tekmal, IN
‘’ ‘Urs Sir ‘Abdullah Archibald Hamilton [18 Mar 1939]
Bio
Brookwood, GB
27 ‘Urs Sayyid Ashraf Jahangir Simnani
Bio | Wiki
Kichaucha, IN
28 ‘Urs Haider ‘Ali Thani Shah Wajihu-d Din Husaini Qadiri Shattari – Bio Ahmedabad, IN
‘’ ‘Urs Shah Waliyu-Llah Dehlavi
Bio
Delhi, IN

* Masters of the ‘Arusiyyah branch of the Qadiriyyah way of Islamic Spirituality

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Muharram Essentials

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Du’a Awwal al-Sana – Awwal Muharram

It is from the practice of the pious [sâlihîn] to recite the following supplication [du'â] three (3) times after the sunset prayers [salâtu-l maghrib] on the first day of Muharram which is the Islamic New Year.

Amongst others, this supplication can be found in:

  • kanzu-n najahi wa-s surur
    by: Al-‘Allamah Al-Shaikh ‘Abdul Hamid b. Muhammad ‘Ali Quds
  • al-munjiyat
    by: Shaikh Dr. Thaika Shu’aib al-Kirkari al-Siddiqi

Some saints [awliyâ] have said that reciting this supplication will result in Allah, Most High, assigning two (2) Angels to protect the recitor from committing sins.


And Allah and His Messenger know best!

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيْم

وَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى اَلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلَّمَ، اَللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ اْلأَبَدِيُّ الْقَدِيْمُ اْلأَوَّلُ ، وَعَلَى فَضْلِكَ الْعَظِيْمِ وَكَرَمِ جُوْدِكَ الْمُعَوَّلِ، وَهَذَا عَامٌ جَدِيْدٌ قَدْ أَقْبَلَ ، أَسْئَلُكَ الْعِصْمَةَ فِيْهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ وَأَوْلِيَائِهِ وَجُنُوْدِهِ، وَالْعَوْنَ عَلَى هَذِهِ النَّفْسِ اْلأَمَّارَةِ بِالسُّوْءِ، وَاْلإِشْتِغَالَ بِمَا يُقَرِّبُنِي إِلَيْكَ زُلْفَى، يَا ذَا الْجَلاَلِ وَاْلإِكْرَامِ ، وَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ اْلأُمِّيِّ وَعَلَى اَلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلَّمَ

bismi Llâhi-r raḥmâni-r raḥîm, wa sṣalla Llâhu ‘alâ sayyidinâ Muḥammadin wa ‘alâ âlihi wa sṣahḥbihi wa sallam, Allâhumma anta-l abadiyyu-l qadîmu-l awwal, wa ‘alâ fadḍlika-l azẓîmi wa karami jûdika-l mu’awwali, wa hâdhâ âmun jadîdun qad aqbal, as’aluka-l ‘iṣmata fîhi mina-sh shaiṭâni wa awliyâ’ihi wa junûdihi, wa-l ‘awna ‘alâ hâdhihi-n nafsi-l ammârati bi-s sû’i, wa-l ishtighâla bimâ yuqarribunî ilaika zulfâ, yâ dha-l jalâli wa-l ikrâmi, wa ṣalla Llâhu ‘alâ sayyidinâ Muḥammadini-n nabiyyi-l ummiyyi wa ‘alâ âlihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallam.

In the name of Allah, the Universally Merciful, the Singularly Compassionate. And blessings and peace be upon our liege-lord Muhammad, his family and companions. O Allah, Thou are the First from All Eternity. By Thou great bounty and generosity, this is the dawn of another new year. (So) I beseech Thee at this hour to bestow upon me (a) an impregnable shield from the malevolent plots of the accursed Satan, his allies and his foot-soldiers and (b) succour over the evil-self that incites to deviation, disobedience, and sin and (c) to engage in that which brings proximity to Thee. O possessor of Supreme Majesty and Unrivalled Generosity. And blessings and peace be upon the unlettered Prophet, Muhammad, and upon his family and companions.

A Longer Du’a Awwal Al-Sana

This is another du’a for the beginning of the New Year from the Office of the Mufti, Singapore:

Success and guidance is from Allah. There is no power or might, except Allah.

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Du’a Akhir Al-Sana – Akhir Dhu-l Hijjah

It is from the practice of the pious [sâlihîn] to recite the following supplication [du'â] three (3) times after the mid-afternoon prayers [salâtu-l 'asr] on the last day of Dhu-l Hijjah which is the last day of the Islamic Year.

Amongst others, this supplication can be found in:

  • kanzu-n najahi wa-s surur
    by: Al-‘Allamah Al-Shaikh ‘Abdul Hamid b. Muhammad ‘Ali Quds
  • al-munjiyat
    by: Shaikh Dr. Thaika Shu’aib al-Kirkari al-Siddiqi

Some saints [awliyâ] have said that reciting this supplication will result in Allah, Most High, forgiving the recitor of all the sins committed in the past year. Satan (Allah’s curse be upon him) will be grieved beyond words when he hears this supplication as all his arduous efforts to misguide the recitor throughout the year, would have come to nought in a moment.

And Allah and His Messenger know best!

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيْم

وَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى اَلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلَّمَ، اَللَّهُمَّ مَا عَمِلْتُ فِي هَذِهِ السَّنَةِ مِمَّا نَهَيْتَنِيْ عَنْهُ فَلَمْ أَتُبْ مِنْهُ ، وَلَمْ تَرْضَهُ ، وَلَمْ تَنْسَهُ وَحَلُمْتَ عَلَيَّ بَعْدَ قُدْرَتِكَ عَلَى عُقُوْبَتِيْ ، وَدَعَوْتَنِي إِلَى التَّوْبَةِ بَعْدَ جُرْأَتِيْ عَلَى مَعْصِيَتِكَ ، فَإِنِّيْ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ فَاغْفِرْلِيْ وَمَا عَمِلْتُ فِيْهَا مِمَّا تَرْضَاهُ وَوَعَدْتَّنِيْ عَلَيْهِ الثَّوَابَ فَأَسْئَلُكَ اللَّهُمَّ يَا كَرِيْمُ يَا ذَا الْجَلاَلِ وَاْلإِكْرَامِ ، أَنْ تَتَقَبَّلَهُ مِنِّيْ وَلاَ تَقْطَعْ رَجَائِيْ مِنْكَ يَا كَرِيْمُ ، وَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ اْلأُمِّيِّ وَعَلَى اَلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلَّمَ

Bismi Llâhi-r raḥmâni-r raḥîm, wa ṣalla Llâhu ‘alâ sayyidinâ Muḥammadin wa ‘alâ âlihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallam, Allâhumma mâ ‘amiltu fî hâdhihi-s sanati mimmâ nahaitanî ‘anhu falam atub minhu, wa lam tarḍahu, wa lam tansahu wa ḥalumta ‘alayya ba’da qudratika ‘alâ ‘uqûbatî, wa da’awtanî ilâ-t tawbati ba’da jur-atî ‘alâ ma’ṣiyatik, fa-innî astaghfiru-ka fa-ghfirlî wa mâ ‘amiltu fîhâ mimmâ tarḍâhu wa-wa’adtanî ‘alaihi-th thawâba fa-as-aluka Llâhumma yâ karîmu ya dha-l jalâli wa-l ikrâmi, an tataqabbalahu minni wa la taqṭa’ rajâ’î minka yâ karîm, wa ṣalla Llâhu ‘alâ sayyidinâ Muḥammadini-n nabiyyi-l ummiyyi wa ‘alâ âlihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa sallam.

In the name of Allah, the Universally Merciful, the Singularly Compassionate. And blessings and peace be upon our liege-lord Muhammad, his family and companions. O Allah, I seek Thy pardon for all my actions of the past year – done knowingly, unknowingly, or forgetfully – which were forbidden and disapproved by Thou and did not attain Thy pleasure. And I beseech Thee to accept all my works that have brought me Thy favour and proximity to Thee. My reliance and hope is in Thee, O Most Generous, O possessor of Supreme Majesty and Unrivalled Generosity. And blessings and peace be upon the unlettered Prophet, Muhammad, and upon his family and companions.

A Longer Du’a Akhir Al-Sana

This is another, longer du’a for the end of the year from the Office of the Mufti, Singapore:

Success and guidance is from Allah. There is no power or might, except Allah.

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Eid Takbir

It is a recommended [mandub] propriety of the two Festivals ['Eidain] to extol loudly the Greatness of God [takbir]. The time for the takbir is as follows:

  • Eid al-Fitr
    After sunset on the night of Eid (i.e. from Maghrib of 1st Shawwal) till the commencement of the ‘Eid prayer the following morning.
  • Eid al-Adha
    After every prayer [salat] from the optional [sunnah] morning prayer [salatu-l Fajr] on the Day of ‘Arafat (i.e. 9th of Dhu-l Hijjah) until and including the mid-afternoon prayer (salatu-l ‘Asr) on the 13th of Dhu-l-Hijjah.

The nights of Eid (i.e. 1st Shawwal and 10th Dhu-l Hijjah) should especially be enlivened with takbir from sunset until the Eid prayer the following morning. On these nights only the takbir is not limited to being read after the prayer, but rather it should be read at all times in houses, mosques and even the streets (without causing disturbance).

Like all acts of worship, the takbir should be read “experientially” with hearts filled with awe of the greatness of Allah, Most High. Mere repetition without internalising the meaning of the takbir will be a wasted affair.

Eid Takbir

اللهُ أَكبرُ اللهُ أَكبرُ اللهُ أَكبر , لا إله إلا الله والله أكبر الله أكبر ولِلَّهِ الحَمْد

Allāhu Akbar. Allāhu Akbar. Allāhu Akbar. Lā ilāha illa-Llāhu wa-Llāhu Akbar. Allāhu Akbaru wa li-Llāhi-l Hamd.

Allah is greater. Allah is greater. Allah is greater. There is no god but Allah and Allah is greater. Allah is greater and to Allah is all Praise.

الله أكبرُ كَبيرا والحمدُ لله كثيرا وسُبْحانَ اللهِ بُكْرَةً وأَصيلاَ ، لا إله إلا الله ولا نَعْبُدُ إلا إِيَّاهُ مُخْلِصِين لَهُ الدِّينَ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الكافِرون ، لا إله إلا الله وَحْدَه صَدَقَ وَعْدَه ونَصَرَ عَبْدَه وأَعَزَّ جُنْدَه وهَزَمَ الأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَه ، لا إله إلا الله واللهُ أكبرْ اللهُ أكبر ولِلَّهِ الحَمْد

Allāhu Akbaru kabīran. Wa-l Hamdu li-Llāhi kathīran. Wa Subhāna-Llāhi bukratan wa asīlan. Lā ilāha illa-Llāh. Wa lā na’budu illā iyyāhu mukhlisīna lahu-d Dīna wa law kariha-l Kāfirūn. Lā ilāha illa-Llāhu wahdah. Sadaqa wa’dah. Wa Nasara ‘abdah. Wa A’azza jundah. Wa Hazama-l Ahzāba wahdah. Lā ilāha illa-Llāhu wa-Llāhu Akbar. Allāhu Akbaru wa li-Llāhi-l Hamd.

Allah is ever greatest. Much praise be to Allah. Glory be to Allah morning and evening. There is no god but Allah. Him alone we worship making our worship sincerely His though the unbelievers be averse. There is no god but Allah alone. He fulfilled His promise, gave victory to His slave, strengthened His army, and vanquished the Confederates alone. There is no god but Allah and Allah is greater. Allah is greater and to Allah is all Praise.

The scholars say that whenever it is recommended to remember Allah it is also recommended to mention His beloved Messenger, Allah bless him and give him peace. Had it not been for him there would be no Ramadan, `Arafat or Eid or Takbir. For this reason we should add, in honour of our Messenger, his Companions, wives and progeny (Allah bless them and give them peace):

Eid Salawat

اللهُمَّ صلِّ على سَيِّدِنا مُحمد ، وعلى آلِ سَيِّدِنا مُحمد ، وعلى أَصْحابِ سَيِّدِنا مُحمد ، وعلى أَنْصَارِ سَيِّدِنا مُحمد ، وعلى أَزْواجِ سَيِّدِنا مُحمد ، وعلى ذُرِّيِّةِ سَيِّدِنا مُحمد ، وسلِّمْ تَسْليماً كثيراً

Allāhumma salli ‘alā Sayyidina Muhammad. Wa ‘alā Āli Sayyidina Muhammad. Wa ‘alā Ashābi Sayyidina Muhammad. Wa ‘alā Ansāri Sayyidina Muhammad. Wa ‘alā Azwāji Sayyidina Muhammad. Wa ‘alā Dhurriyati Sayyidina Muhammad. Wa sallama taslīman kathīra.

O Allah, send Your blessings upon our master Muhammad, and upon the family of our master Muhammad, and upon the companions of our master Muhammad, and upon the helpers of our master Muhammad, and upon the wives of our master Muhammad, and upon the progeny of our master Muhammad, and grant abundant peace.

And Allah is the Guide.

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