Divine Names Retreat: Ya Ghafur Ya Rahim
Salam to your hearts Beloveds and Ramadan Karim!
In recent readings of the Quran, about 3 and 4 days ago, there were many repetitions of Ya Ghafur Ya Rahim. In the Quran the beautiful Names of Allah are predominantly revealed in pairs. As we have studied Ya Ghafur before and we are now in the Names of Bismillah, Ya Rahman and Ya Rahim, I would recommend that we take this pair, Ya Ghafur Ya Rahim, and repeat it daily for the next week. We can chant it 33 times a day (or more if you feel drawn to do so) or we can repeat it very slowly and let it descend into our heart, or rise up from our heart, and permeate our being.
Ramadan Karim! May the Ramadan become more and more fragrant and beautiful for us, healing us of our ills and adorning us in new beautiful divine Names and guiding us to surprising new ways of being and feeling and moving. May our precious relationships heal through Allah’s love so that we can taste true love in our partners, in our families and in our communities. Every being is the Face of Allah. Let us see the Beloved everywhere we turn and in every place of our attention. May we live in this world already passed away from the illusion of permanence and abide in the One Who lives and never dies. Hu is the Hearing and the Seeing.
Ya Ghafur Ya Rahim