Al-Quddus (Absulutely Pure)

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Ya Quddus, how can I describe Your beauty?

Your truth exceeds that of the mind and eye.

It is to You that all living things fly.

You are Pure and Free of Deficiency.

You are Free From Any Impurity.

You are The Supreme, The Just, The Most High.

Your praises are sung in the land and sky.

You are The Perfect, The Pure, The Holy.

Whatever I say will be deficient

To do justice to Your Magnificence.

You are Infinite in Your Transcendence.

The worlds You created are resplendent.

Everywhere one turns is evidence

Of Your Mercy, Oh Most Benevolent.

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(C) Saleem Safdar, 2013.

Wisdom from Khwaja Abdullah Ansari

“And say: My Lord, make me enter a truthful entering and make me go forth a truthful going forth,” so that I will see Your strength and power when You make me enter, and will submit and conform myself to You when You make me go out.  Give me an authority from You, an ally that helps me that helps me or that helps others through me, but not one that goes against me: one that helps me against self-regard and extinguishes me from the realm of my senses.

From “Intimate Conversations” by Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (May Allah be pleased with him).  You can purchase this amazing book from Amazon at the following link: Ibn ‘Ata’llah and Khwaja Abdullah Ansari 

 

The Lion of God

The Lion of God

His mind, sharper

than Dhu al-fiqar.

His blood, nobler

than royalty.

His tongue,

A fountain of wisdom.

His hands,

Strong with fidelity.

His heart

Beat with piety.

His eyes

Pierced with truth.

His name was Ali.

His legacy is the proof.

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(C) Saleem Safdar, 2013.

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Zhikr with Al-Madina Institute from November 7th, 2013

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This is an original recording of zhikr or remembrance of Allah and His Prophet Muhammad from November 7, 2013. This was performed by members of Al-Madina Institute. The chants consist of prayers and the repetition of the Islamic profession of faith, “La Ilaha Ilallah” (“There is no god but Allah”). The zhikr, or remembrance, continues with the repetition of the Prophet Muhammad’s name (Peace and Blessings Upon Him) and title as messenger of Prophet, as well as the repetition of “Alayhe Salatulah” (Upon him be the blessings of Allah”), and the exclamation of “La Ila ha ilala” (“There is no god but Allah”). It is my hope that you find this spiritually beneficial, and that it brings you peace and closer to Truth. Ameen. Thank you.