Beloved Servants of Allah
May the peace of Rajab shower upon you and upon us all. Let us remember in the midst of all the health concerns that this is a sacred month of tremendous blessing. It is the month of Allah the Exalted and Majestic. It is the month of Dhul Jalal wal Ikram, the Owner and Manifester of majesty and generosity, the Beloved Lord of our hearts and Lord of the universes and Lord of every point of creation. It is the month that overflows with divine bounty and blessings. It is the month in which our faults are overlooked, not even seen or heard, which gives it the name of the Deaf Month. “Rajab is the month of forgiveness, so seek forgiveness from Allah.”
This Rajab is also a time when we are experiencing the virus called Corona, Crown, Taj. It is called that because of its shape. Also it seems to be powerful, like a ruler, in its ability to transmit itself from person to person.
Possibly it is also a Taj because it has hidden gifts.
We should look for its gifts as well as its risks.
We see that it is unifying people, as natural disasters do. We feel a kinship with other people in the world who are striving to address it and contain it. We feel compassion for those who are sick or under quarantine. We are more aware of others, even if initially with precaution. We are more aware of our environment. Our senses are more alert. Cleanliness is emphasized. Prayer comes to the foreground of our consciousness. The teachings of the Quran and the blessed prophet Muhammad, pbuh, stand out for us as a lifeline. Ablution is one of the best of protections. Breathing water into our nose as part of the ablution is a way to eliminate viruses and bacteria which reside first in the nasal passages and throat before descending into other parts of the body. The ablution is offered with the name of Allah, Bismillah ir rahman ir rahim or La ilahe ilallah. With the water and the Name and our intention we create a garment of light around us, as Shaykh Nur has said. This garment is a protection against subtle negative energies, and viruses are like negative energies.
This virus is encouraging us to adopt life enhancing protocols such as pure nourishing foods and herbs to support our immune system. Because no vaccine is available we are looking into the ancient methods of healing and protection. We are paying great attention to the plant world, realizing that innumerable medicines are available from our friends the plants.
We are more quiet, less running around. We are more at home. We have more time to contemplate the essential of life. Pollution is diminishing as less wheels are turning and less factories are exhausting fumes. And yet still people are able to eat. We are more compassionate. We are guided to increase our prayers, our tasbih, our Wirds, our Salat. We are guided to be more watchful of our thoughts. Every thought is a vibration that goes back into our own system and also goes out into the world, but it has the most effect on our self. A good thought brings an energy of light and happiness. A negative or judgmental thought is like a virus that brings illness. We should be at work creating paradise in our hearts and in our minds and all around us.
We should not panic. The people of faith do not panic in times of difficulty or distress.
We are given so many resources to protect our self and others and to heal our self and others.
Tasbih and Practices for Protection:
The Wird and Usul
16 Ya Hafizu
The 7 Ayatul Qursi blown in the 6 directions and the final one breathed in
Surahs Falaq and Nas, the final two Surahs of the Quran
Calling on the Saints, particularly Pir Nureddin Jerrahi, Muzaffer Ashki and Abdul Qadir Gaylani, may Allah embrace their secret hearts
Ablution, may be done after every time of going to the bathroom so it can become a frequent practice of renewing our sheath of light
Tasbih and Prayers for Healing:
160 Ya Salam
The healing prayer from our Order which is below
May the most Merciful and Generous open the best of gates for the new humanity.
The list of friends of Allah is a prayer in itself. You may simply recite their names and ask for their intercession.
Another healing prayer is in the Surah 17 Bani Israil, ayat 82.
"We send down in the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to the people of faith."
Wa nunezzilu minel Qurani ma huwa shifaan wa rahmetan lil muminina.
And the practice of Salat is an immense blessing and healing beyond our understanding. It is direct seeing of Allah and direct speaking with Allah. Ya Sami Ya Basir. It is truly an ascension, as the Prophet, saws, has said. He also said that in Salat he found refreshment for the eye of his heart. And this refreshment, because of witnessing Allah, is what is healing. Ihsan is seeing Allah when in Salat, and if you do not recognize that you are seeing Allah know that you are still seeing Allah.
Also, the physical movements of standing, reciting, bowing and prostrating bring healing to the body.
Ya Hadi Ya Nur Ya Taslimyat in submission we are healed
Hu Fariha Fatima Nur
Bismillah ir Rahman ir Rahim
Allahumma salli ‘ala sayyidina Muhammadin wa ‘ala ali Muhammadin wa sahbihi wa-s-sallim
Bismi-Llahi-r-Rahmani-r-Rahim - Al-Fatiha
Allahumma salli ‘ala sayyidina Muhammadin wa ‘ala ali Muhammadin tibbi-l-qulubi wa dawa’iha wa ‘afiyati-l-abdani
wa shifa’iha wa nuri-l-absari wa ziya’iha wa sahbihi wa-s-sallim
7 x Fatiha - Hu
La ilaha illa-Llah Muhammada-r-Rasulu-Llah, salla-Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallimu taslima Haqq, La ilaha illa-Llah Muhammad Habibu-Llah salla-Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallimu taslima Haqq La ilaha illa-Llah Muhammad Shafi’u-Llah salla-Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallimu taslima Haqq
Ya Khidru, Ya Ilyas, Ya Q_utbu, Ya Gauth
Ya Hazreti Pir Abdu-l-Q_adir Gaylani shay’an lillah yetish Ya Sayyid Ahmad Rufai shay’an lillah yetish
Ya Sayyid Ahmad Badawi shay’an lillah yetish Ya Sayyid Ibrahim Dussuqi shay’an lillah yetish
Pir destgir, Sultan Pir Muhammad Nureddin Effendi yetish Ya Shafi’, Ya Kafi, Ya ‘Afi, Ya Mu‘afi, Ya Allah
La ilaha illa-Llah Muhammad Shafi’u-Llah Destur Hazreti Pir nefes senin
Provisional Translation of the Healing Prayer
O beloved Allah please shower your blessings and peace upon our master Muhammad and the cherished family of Muhammad and his noble companions. (1 time)
O Allah please shower Your blessings and peace upon our master Muhammad and the precious family of Muhammad, the one who is the medicine and remedy for our longing hearts, the health and healing of our frail bodies, and the light and radiance of our eyes. And bless his noble companions with peace.
The Fatiha (7 times)
La ilahe ilallah Muhammad Rasulallah, sallallahu alayhi wa sellimu taslima Haqq.
O Allah You are the One and Only Reality and Muhammad is Your Messenger, may he be blessed and showered in abundant peace, O Truth!
La ilahe ilallah Muhammad Habibullah sallallahu alayhi wa sellimu taslima Haqq.
O Allah You are the One and Only Reality and Muhammad is Your Beloved, may he be blessed and showered in never-ending peace, O Truth!
La ilahe ilallah Muhammad Shafiullah sallaallahu alayhi wa sellimu taslima Haqq
O Allah You are the One and Only Reality and Muhammad is Your Intercessor, O Truth
O most eminent pole of Safety and Salvation
O Pole, O great Helper, O holy Pir Abdul Qadir Gaylani, for Allah’s sake bring your help now!
O Master Ahmed Rufai for Allah’s sake bring your help now!
O Master Ahmed Badawi for Allah’s sake bring your help now!
O Master Ibrahim Dussuqi for Allah’s sake bring your help now!
O great helping Pir, Sultan Pir Muhammad Nureddin Effendi help us now!
Ya Shafi - O Intercessor,
Ya Kafi - O All Sufficing and Fulfilling,
Ya Afu - O Eraser of our faults,
Ya Mu’afi – O Bestower of well being,
Through your permission and the power of your healing breath, Ya Hazreti Pir!
Bismillah ir Rahman ir Rahim
Allahume salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala ali Muhammad wa sahbihi wa sellim!
Ya Arham ir Rahimin! (3 times) Ya Hazreti Jibrail, Medet!
Ya Hazreti Mikail, Medet!
Medet Ya Hazreti Muhammad Mustafa Hatem al Anbiyya Rahmetil Aleymin, salallahu aleyhi was sellim,
Ya Hazreti Issa Ruhullah wa Hazreti Maryam Hairun Nissa, salallahu aleyhim, Medet!
Ya Ahl al Bayt, Medet! Ya Ahl al Kisa, Medet!
Ya Hazreti Khadija al Kubra, Medet!
Ya Hazreti Fatima Khalifatullah, Medet!
Ya Imam Ali Warithuddin Haydar al Kerrar, Medet!
Ya Hazreti Aisha Ummi al Muminin, Medet!
Ya Imam Hasan al Mujtaba, Medet!
Ya Imam Husayn Shahi Shuhada, Medet! Ya Hazreti Rabia al Adawiyya, Medet!
Ya Pir Gaus ul Azam Abdul Qadir Gaylani, Medet!
Ya Pir Ahmed al Rifai Abul Alemeyin, Medet!
Ya Pir Sayyid Ahmed al Badawi, Medet!
Ya Pir Ibrahim Desouki, Medet
Ya Pir Muinuddin Chisti Gharib Nawaz, Medet!
Ya Pir Abu Hasan Shadhili Medet!
Ya Pir Baha al Din Naqshband, Medet!
Ya Pir Muhayiddin Ibn Arabi, Shaykh al Akbar, Medet!
Ya Pir Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, Qutub ul Ashikin, Medet!
Ya Pir Omar Halveti, Medet! Ya Pir Yahya Shirvani, Medet! Ya Pir Ahmed Tijani, Medet!
Ya Pir Ahmadou Bamba, Medet!
Ya Hazreti Ummi Amina Taslima, Medet!
Ya Hazreti Pir Muhammad Nureddin al Jerrahi, Medet! Ya Hazreti Pir Muzaffer Ashki Aziz al Jerrahi, Medet! Ya Hazreti Pir Nur al Anwar al Malik al Jerrahi, Medet!
Ya Qutbul Zaman, Medet!
Ya Uchler, Ya Yediler, Ya Kirklar, Medet!
Ya Rijalun, Medet! Ya Evliya’allah, Medet! Medet! Medet! Medet!
All is Prayer
All is prayer
The great cycles of time
the seasons, the days, the hours, the moments are all in prayer
the stars, the air, the earth
all the earth’s vast life, all the noble creatures
in the soil, in the streams, in the ocean, forests and deserts
our self is prayer, our body
our walking on the earth
our speaking, our hearing, our seeing
our eating and drinking
working with our hands
our tears, our laughter
our sickness, our healing
all is our prayer
as we walk the holy way of life together, the sacred path which leads us to knowing that all is holy, all is Allah, all is Hu