Invocations to Allah-XVIII
Alhamdulillah, Summa Alhamdulillah. It is by the grace of Allah that today I once again continue my sermon on the “revealed duahs”.
O Allah! May Your guarantees not distract us from what You have commanded us or from what You require! You have invited us to submit to You and to stand constantly in Your presence: yet we are incapable of all this, unless You give us the strength to do so; If You do not strengthen us, we will be too weak [to access Your desire].
What could we be, without you having previously formed us? What could we achieve without You getting us there? How would we have the strength to do anything without Your assistance? So facilitate for us what You have ordered us to do, and help us to avoid what You want to keep us away from.
O Allah! Lead us into the Gardens of Abandonment (Riyad-al-Tafwid) and Paradise of Submission (Jannaat al-Taslim).
Make us enjoy [their bliss] - but may our interior (our secret, Sirr) abide with You and not with their delights and their pleasures! Make our bliss be in You, and not in the beauty and amenity [of these gardens]. O my God! Illuminate us with the lights of submission to You, of eagerness to You, which will bring joy to our interior and complete our lights.
O Allah! You have already governed everything before its very existence. We know that only what You will happens, but this knowledge is only beneficial to us to the extent that You want it to. Send us back filled with Your blessings, raise our dignity by an effect of Your Grace! Make us objects of Your concern and surround us with Your care! Put on us the finery of those who benefit from Your friendship (Wilaayatika) and place us under Your protection because You are Omnipotent!
O Allah! We know very well that one cannot oppose Your decision, nor reject Your decree. Being unable to reject Your decree or anything You have sealed, we ask for Your benevolence, even within Your decree, and Your support through the events that You bring to their conclusion. In all this, put us among those who are the object of Your concern, O Lord of the worlds!
O Allah! You have already given us a portion of subsistence, which You will send to us [no matter what]. So allow it to reach us in peace, preserving us from fatigue and protecting us with its veil; May we remain bathed in the lights of union, and see our sustenance as one of Your blessings, so that we may be grateful to You, ascribing this blessing to You to the exclusion of everyone else in this world! O my God, our earthly and heavenly sustenance is in Your hands. Grant us the one that You know will benefit us, and which will only bring us benefits.
O Allah! Include us among those who have chosen You and not those who choose against You, those who abandon themselves to You and not those who oppose You! My God, give us; we need You so much! We are unable to obey You; grant us therefore the strength, by rendering us powerless to disobey You, [make us] subject to Your sovereignty, patient towards the decisions of Your Divinity, proud of our belonging to You (Intisaab), and [grant us] the tranquillity [rest] of our hearts, because of the trust we place in You!
Include us among those who have entered the realm of divine satisfaction, who have breathed the breath of submission, gathered the fruits of divine knowledge; who have put on the clothes of the elite, conquered the treasure of proximity, and to whom the presence of Your Love has been opened - so that they are constantly at Your service, that they have realized knowledge, that they have conformed to the Messenger of God (pbuh), inheriting from him, fulfilling themselves through him and replacing him as “lieutenants” [within their entourage]. Close for us [this life] with a good from You, O Lord of the worlds!
O Allah! Put hope in You in my heart and take my hope away from someone other than You, so that I no longer have any hope for anyone except You.
O Allah! Where neither my desire nor request could reach, nor the words could come on my tongue; among the degrees of certainty that You have been able to grant to every believer, among the first and the last human beings, O Allah! Grant them to me in particular, O Most Merciful of the merciful. [Ameen].
These duahs were revealed to me during the lockdown, on April 13, 2020 when I was having difficulty meeting expenses, Alhamdulillah, Summa Alhamdulillah, Allah (swt) revealed these duahs to me and I recited them during one week. Before Ramadan, the problem was solved.
Praise be to Allah Who does not forget the one who thinks of Him and Who does not forget the one who implores Him.
On April 27, 2020 at 2.55pm (3rd day of fasting and 4th Tarawee), Allah (swt) revealed to me this duah in Farsi (Persian): Khuda wanda maksoude mane touï wa razae tu, Mohabbat wa maarefat, zawk wa shawk khoud badéh. [O Allah! You are my only goal. Grant me Your contentment, Your Mohabbat (love) and Your Maarefat (Intuitive knowledge), Your flavour, Your passion.]
There is a disciple who was in pain and had asked me for some duahs which he could read for this disease which gave him so much suffering. I did a lot of duahs for him for several weeks, and on Tuesday April 21, 2020 at 5.30pm, Allah (swt) revealed these duahs to me:
One should recite Surah Al-Fatiha (3 times) known as “Sura-tus-Shifa” and read:
“Ya Razzaaqu Zul Quwwatil Mateen” (7 times)
“Yaa Daafi’al Baliyaat idfa haazal bala-a. Ya Shaafi-al amraade ishfi haazal mard.” (3 times)
I end here with this verse from the Quran. Allah (swt) says, “He did not place two hearts in a man’s chest.”
I comment a little on this verse: The Incomparable Majesty who conferred on You the benefit of existence has placed in you only one heart so that with it you will love God alone, and that you renounce everything else and consecrate yourself only to Him, not dividing your heart.
In a divinely inspired saying [Hadith] - Hadith-e-Qudsi, Allah (swt) declares: “I was a hidden treasure and I wanted to be known. That is why I created the universe.”
For lack of time, I stop here for today; and next Friday I will continue my sermon on the “revealed duahs”, Insha-Allah, Ameen, Summa Ameen.
--- Friday Sermon of 06 November 2020~20 Rabi’ul Awwal 1442 AH delivered by Imam-Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam Hazrat Khalifatullah Munir A. Azim (aba) of Mauritius.