“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
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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.
He gave him a buck
And said have a good day
His friend wished him luck
As they parted ways
Just then the breeze blew out of the West
And the world looked so beautiful
Like heaven had opened its treasure chest
And love was pouring out
In limitless supply
Like Allah was smiling on the world
And blessing them from on high
The sky was bluer
The foliage more verdant
The love was unspoken
Yet more evident
The birds prayed on them in their own tongue
Above the blue and yellow flowers adorning the street
Hope was rekindled and the world was young
Drunk with the nectar of humanity so sweet
Such a small gesture had elevated him higher
In his ears were sung praises of Allah by an angelic choir
Oh Saleem, poor slave of your desires
Isn’t that a small price to pay to raise you higher
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All clean, perfumed, and well groomed on Eid day
To join in a divine celebration
That’s rooted in divine revelation.
Well dressed families parade out to pray.
Bangles jingle, all mingle and kids play.
The air is filled with joy and elation;
Surrounded by good food and vibrations
Of love and hospitality this day.
Eid is a day to forget all sorrows,
To rejoice and wear a smile on your face.
New hajjis swim in eudaemonia,
Returning to a welcome for heros,
Pure in spirit and radiant in grace!
What lights! What heights! What grand euphoria!
(C) Saleem Safdar