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:: Candle Post #95 :: Prayers During Sickness ::

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Ya Ali Madad! First of all, if we become sick, it is most advisable to seek medical attention immediately and take advantage of advances in medical science. Secondly, it is also advisable to seek spiritual and luminous help from NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam and make him our constant companion through Divine remembrance as explained in the following tawil:

Tawil of the word 'Jalis' (Companion)

"Hazrat Musa said: "O my Lord! Are you close so that I may whisper to you? Or are you remote so that I may call to You? He was told: "O Musa! I am the companion of the one who remembers Me." (al-Mu'jam, p. 257)"
[Source: Tawil 253: A Thousand Wisdoms, p.137]

Sickness can last for a long time, therefore, it is necessary to continue physical and spiritual treatments simultaneously. Our faith teaches us that our fate is in the hands of the Holy Imam. Therefore, whether the disease increases or decreases, one should be focused on the Holy Imam and his NOOR. In other words, let the remembrance of the Holy Imam and his light should become our constant source of mercy and strength.

It is extremely important to pray with an open heart and have full faith in Mowla. Here is an example of a supplication:

"O NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam! I have full faith in your pure light and you are the master of my destiny. Keep me humble, loyal and fill me with positive energy. Grant me patience, tolerance and strength as I go through this difficult phase of my life. I understand that this natural illness, according to a hadith of our Holy Prophet (s.a.s.) and a firman of Noor Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.), is for the purification of my soul. I love you very much, and I prostrate and rely upon your light and beg for your mercy. Grant me the best in this world and in the next. Ameen."

Now this is how this works. The physical disease is just a catalyst to strengthen friendship with Mowla and his light. When we perform dhikr, Mowla becomes our best friend and constant companion. Fear vanishes when Mowla's light comes close to us or blossoms within us.

I have compiled the two most important surahs and the most important ayat from the Holy Qur'an and a sample of dhikr tasbis and hope that these resources will be useful to you.

Most Important Surahs from the Holy Qur'an

Surah Fatihah (recite once)

The translation and transliteration of Surah Faatihah (Holy Qur'an 1:1-7) is given below. You can also hear its recitation online.

[Sound Clip: real audio stream]
Transliteration English Translation
A'uzu billahi minashaitanir rajim I seek refuge in Allah from the outcast Satan
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
'Al-Hamdu lillahi Rabbil-'Aalamin (1:1) Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds,(1:1)
'Ar-Rahmaanir-Rahiim (1:2) The Beneficent, the Merciful.(1:2)
Maaliki Yawmid-Diin; (1:3) Owner of the Day of Judgement.(1:3)
'Iyyaaka na'-budu wa 'iyyaaka nasta-'iin.(1:4) Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help. (1:4)
'Ihdinas-Siraatal-Mustaqiim- (1:5) Show us the straight path,(1:5)
Siraatal-laziina 'an-'amta 'alay him- (1:6) The path of those whom Thou hast favoured; (1:6)
Gayril-magzuubi 'alay him wa laz-zaaalliin. (1:7) Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray. (1:7)

Surah Ikhlas (recite three times)

The translation and transliteration of Surah Ikhlas (Holy Qur'an 112:1-4) is given below. You can also hear its recitation online.

[Sound Clip: real audio stream]

Transliteration English Translation
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Qul Hu-walaahu 'Ahad (112:001) Say: He is Allah, the One and Only! (112:001)
'Allahus-Samad; (112:002) Allah is Eternal. (112:002)
Lam yalid, wa lam yuulad; (112:003) He does not take or give birth. (112:003)
Walam yakul-la-Huu kufuwan 'ahad. (112:004) And there is none comparable to Him. (112:004)

Ayatul Kursi (recite once)

The translation and transliteration of Ayatul Kursi (Holy Qur'an 002:255) is given below. You can download the mp3 track of Ayatul Kursi from audio.salmanspiritual.com.

Transliteration English Translation
A'uzu billahi minashaitanir rajim I seek refuge in Allah from the outcast Satan
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
'Allahu laaa 'ilaaha 'illaa Huu. 'Al-Hayyul-Qayyuum. Laa ta'-khuzuhuu sinatunw-wa laa nawm. Lahuu maa fissamaawaati wa ma fil-'arz. Man-zallazii yashfa-'u'indahuuu 'illaa bi-'iznih? Ya'-lamu maa bayna 'aydiihim wa maa khalfahum. Wa laa yuhiituuna bi-shay-'im-min 'ilmihiii 'illaa bimaa shaaa'. Wasi-'a Kursiyyu-hus-Samaawaati wal-'arz; wa laa ya-'uuduhuu hifzu -humaa wa Huwal-'Aliyyul-'Aziim. Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.

A sample of Dhikr Tasbis

  1. Ya Hayyul, Ya Qayyum
    Meaning: O the Ever-living, O the Eternal!
    Esoteric Meaning: O my Mowla! You are living and Your Noor is eternal.
     
  2. Astaghafirullahi Rabbi wa Atubu Ilayhi
    Meaning: Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer, and I turn to Him in repentance.
     
  3. Lâ ilâha illâ Anta Subhânaka inni Kuntu Mina'z-zâlimin
    Meaning:There is no God save Thee. Be Thou Glorified! Lo! I have been a wrong-doer
     
  4. Allahumma Salli Ala Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad
    Meaning: O Allah! Let Thy peace be Muhammad and his progeny
     
  5. Lâ hawlâ wa lâ quwwat illâ bi'llahi'l-aliyyi'l-azim
    Meaning: There is no protection and strength except by Allah, the High and the Great
     
  6. Ya Reheman, Ya Rahim
    Meaning: (O the Most Kind and the Most Merciful Lord of individual personal worlds of all human beings)
     
  7. Ya Allah, Ya Wahhab, Ya Ali, Allahus-Samad
    Meaning: O Allâh, O Supreme Bestower, O, the Most High, Allâh is eternal
     
  8. Ya Qadir, Ya Nasir, Ya Tauba, Ya Salaam
    Meaning: O Powerful, O Helper, O Forgiver, O the Source of Peace
     
  9. Allahu Akbar, Subhan Allah, Al-hamdu Lillah, La ilaha illa-llah
    Meaning: Allah is the Greatest, Glory be to Allah, Praise be to Allah, There is no god but Allah
     
  10. Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (a.s.) prayer:
    'O Allah! Make me a light in my heart, and a light in my ear, and a light in eye, and a light in my tongue, and a light in my hair, and a light in my skin, and a light in my flesh, and a light in my blood, and a light in my bones, and a light in my nerve, and a light in front of me, and a light behind me, and a light on my right side, and a light on my left side, and a light above me and a light below me.' (Daa'imu'l-Islam, Vol. I, Dhikr after the salat).
     
  11. Ya Ali Agisani, Ya Ali Adrikni
    Meaning: O Ali come to my rescue, O Ali extend to me your help Esoteric Meaning: O the Light of Ali come to my rescue, O the Light of Ali help and protect me.
     
  12. Shukran Lillah Wal Hamdulillah
    Meaning: All thanks are due to Allah, and all praises are due to Allah

Links:

  1. Download the PDF version of this article
  2. Audio tracks for the Qur'anic resources mentioned on this page and some of the above dhikr tasbis and many others are available online at SalmanSpiritual.com and audio.SalmanSpiritual.com.
     
    The recitations of selected aya(t) of Holy Qur'an in Tarteel tune are by Shiekh Abdul Bassit Abdul Sumed and have been reproduced on this site with permission from MECAH Enterprises.

Ardent Supplications:
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, create Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and bless us all with the inner vision of the Truth!

Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant the global Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually. Ameen.

Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)

Rakh Mowla je Noor te Yaqeen (Certainly, we trust in Mowla's Light only),
Noorallah Juma (noor-allah@salmanspiritual.com)
SalmanSpiritual.com
Thursday, December 16, 2010


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