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Return to Book Page. Others add that it should also be re- cited in times of difficulty or distress. Jabbur Harissa, Lebanon,1, pp. Bring down upon me, O You who are the Eminent in Affection, the Constant in Love, love [extended] from You, so that through it the hearts of Your servants will be guided to me, yielding to me with love, affectionate and unwavering, from the filling with love, the softening of hearts and the coming into loving union in They love them as if it were love for Allah, but those ib believe are more ardent in love for Allah.

For details of four of these which have chains of transmission attached and a fifth without, see Appendix.

What we have mentioned is sufficient for those who seek, spiritaul the [prayer’s] benefits are not hidden from the perfect ones. Divine Governance of the Human Kingdom: This chapter also provides a translation of the prayer, an Arabic text resulting from a considered evaluation of copies reviewed, and a transliteration.

Note that al-Qushashi gives his silsila in ‘tariq al-shaykh Muhyl al-Dln’ thus: Thus, if they find someone with the right attitude idhd ra’aytum ahadan yu’min protectiin al-qur’aniya wa’l-tanzltithen it is fine to arrabi with him. Through the inclusive tendencies of some of the most eminent historical figures of ‘Urn and tasawwuf associated with it, this small prayer of Ibn Arabl points up with striking clarity the anomalous character of the uncompro- mising salafi-sufi dichotomy perpetuated in some contemporary Muslim circles.

Andrew West rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Alongside those who may be described as non-reformist and who appear to have been uncompro- mising in their defence of sufi culture, including its more controver- sial elements pryer, it is noteworthy that these figures also feature ulama of reformist orientation, those critical of aspects of the prevailing religious-cultural milieu and the existing order.


There are several hadith references to the qurana’: See also Q See ‘Ibn ‘Asakir’, EI 23, pp. On the term hizb pi. Muhammad Ghunaym, al-‘Arif ‘ billdh al-shaykh Ahmad al-Hdriin: Ane notes provided here vary in length depending on how well known a figure is, the availability of information and the accessibility of sources: Is there a Copernican Revolution?

A Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protection

Having completed it, he repeated the tahlTl alone, then followed each time by an emphatic ‘Lord have mercy on me! Thanks are also due to Stephen Hirtenstein and Michael Tiernan. On Muhammad al-Jundi see al-Bitar, Hilyat al-hashar, 1, pp. He is best known for his mu jam shuyiikh or diction- ary of authorities.

Kashf al-ma’na ‘an asma” Allah al-husnaJ s Here he provides a threefold elaboration of the qualities of each Name as the servant might relate to them: The other is visible, open and public, a destiny arising out of the shattering of traditional systems and modes in the acquisition and transmission of religious knowledge in Muslim societies, and driven by the impacts of print and other modern information tech- nologies alongside mass literacy.

I ask You to bless the Sun of the gnostic sciences of Your Names, the Source of the secrets of Your light, who is the noble original Light-Tree and the radiant outpouring of the Origin, and the one who possesses the knowledges of the chosen al-‘ulum al-istifa’Tyaunder whose banner the prophets march.

Before reaching puberty he taught students al-Sanusiya, which he had studied under Shaykh Muhammad al- Sa’dl al-Jaza’irl.

For example, in the two pamphlets mentioned in notes above, on pp. Regarding the spirjtual style of elevarion prayer, while it is impossible to emulate the original an effort has been made to retain characteristic features of this in translation, particularly those relating to auditory texture. Whoever uses what is in the prayer or recites it with complete inner belief may achieve their desired goal, but whoever recites it or uses its benefits while raising objections will gain nothing but distress and corruption.

As Padwick, Muslim Devotions, pp. Drawing on their personal experiences, some point out that whoever reads the prayer with sincerity of heart and utter conviction while making a specific plea will have their wish granted. These figures should not be confused with the recording angels. The protective power attributed to such texts conferred a talismanic char- acter upon them, reflected in the sense which has become attached to terms such as hizb and hirz commonly used to designate them 27 and in the instructions for use that often accompany them.


On Sirhindi, who projected himself as the renovator of the second millennium and sought to replace the doctrine of wahdat al-wujiid with that of wahdat al-shuhud, mounting a comprehensive reformist challenge to the tariqas aimed at reconciling tasawwuf with the shari’a and reinstating the centrality of the Sunna, see further Muhammad Abdul Haq Ansari, Sufism and Shari ‘ah: See Nan, ‘Tasawwuf and Reform’, p.

It is for this very reason too that, within the immense Akbarian corpus, one finds alongside numerous scholarly treatises some quite short texts, which spiriyual first sight seem to fall within the domain of simple devotional literature.

Prayer for Spiritual Elevation & Protection

See Yahya, Histoire, 2, p. The Wadi Eleevation in the southeast region of Morocco was the centre of the Kharijite emirate centred on Sijilmassa 8 th -9 th centuries CE. Beyazid recommends that HamTd Wahhab be recited 76 times before each reading of the prayer.

It reminds one of the Testimony of Faith shahada at the time of death, and helps ofr in the questioning of the two angels, and in the fear caused by sudden death. Muqbil transmitting to al-Suyuti, see pp.

Prayer for Spiritual Elevation & Protection : Muhyiddin Ibn’Arabi :

He read works with Zakariya al-Ansari and spent time with al-SakhawI, among others. KafHa’ Ya’ ‘Ayn Sad. K describe each of the prayer’s individ- ual verses as a dawr, marking them in order as al-dawr al-awwal, elveation al-tham, etc. The juxtaposition of prayers associated with the Shadhili tradition that of Ibn Mashish can also be mentioned in this context with those of Ibn ‘Arab! Widely circulating stories of his karamat centre on his ability to cure the sick.

On him see Albert H. Yet the reality is utterly different. So many times i see the prayers just in arabic or transliteration but no english translation. It was also set against unreserved following of the opinions of the madhahib legal school founders through taqlid. The historian Muhammad Ibn Tulun was among those who transmitted from him, 60 while those to whom he transmitted included Yahya b.

Selim Divane, Miftah-u miiskilat’il-drifin dddb-u tariki’l-vasilin, tr.