The life of the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam now in his resting place/Barzakh

The life of the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallam now in the Grave/Barzakh

A Poem by Shaykh Ibn Hajar al-Haytami Rahimahullah (d. 974 AH/1566 CE)

The proofs and texts are very many,
to the extent that the author can not count what he says;
That the Chosen One is alive and tender,
Like a crescent moon that never wanes
And that the Hashemite’s every beauty,
does not change in the grave;
And that worms do not come near him,
Nor anything that is disliked.
And the earth has not eaten his flesh,
nor bones, and this is established;
And angels come to him at every time,
to greet him and listen to what he says.
He prays the five prayers in his grave,
without stopping, without boredom;
He performs the ablutions with water,
of the unseen, as the evidence tells us.
And fasting every year and pilgrimage,
are not impossible for him;
And our actions are presented daily,
to him to bring him joy.
And if (our actions) are good he prays,
to the Lord to accept them;
And if otherwise then he will pray,
that He -most great- forgives them and He will.
And that land that holds him truly,
is a piece of Paradise;
And the grave that holds his body,
was honoured when the guest came into it.
And it is better than the heavens and earth,
and the angels that roam the skies;
And (better than) the Throne and the Gardens of Eden,
the Paradise that holds endless good.
And he greets those who come to visit,
and sees them all no matter how crowded it becomes;
And hears them all with his ears
if they send blessings upon him, so travel to him!
And he who doesn’t believe this about Taha,
with certainty, is an ignorant heretic;
This Haytami servant seeks refuge with the one,
at whose doorstep the caravans unload their haul.
Allah bless him in every moment,
as long as people travel to him;
And bless his family and his companions,
as they approach in streams from every land!

Sallallahu Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Sallallahu alayhi wasallam

Note: This is not the entire poem

تواترت الأدلة والنقول
فما يحصي المصنف ما يقول
بأن المصطفى حي طري
هلال ليس يطرقه أفول

وأن الهاشمي بكل وصف
جميل لا يغيره الحلول
وأن الدود لا يأتي إليه
كذا الآفات ليس لها وصول

ولم تأكل له الغبراء لحما
ولا عظما وأثبت ما أقول
وتأتيه الملائك كل وقت
تحييه وتسمع ما يقول

يصلي في الضريح صلاة خمس
دواما لا يمل ولا يميل
ويطهر للصلاة بماء غيب

ويقضيها بذا ورد الدليل

وصوم ثم حج كل عام
يجوز عليه بل لا يستحيل
كذا الأعمال تعرض كل يوم
عليه كي يسر بها الرسول

فإن كانت صلاحا قام يدعو
إلى المولى ليقبل ما يقول
وإلا غير ذلك فهو يدعو

ليغفرها وقد صفح الجليل

وبقعته اللتي ضمته حقا
رياض من جنان تستطيل
كذا اللحد الذي ضم الطوايا
تشرف حين حل به النزيل

وأفضل من سماوات وأرض
وأملاك بأفلاك تجول
ومن عرش ومن جنات عدن
وفردوس بها خير جزيل

ويلقاهم إذا وفدوا عليه
وينظرهم إذا ازدحم القفول
ويسمعهم إذا صلوا عليه
بأذنيه فقصر يا ملول

ومن لم يعتقد هذا بطه
يقينا قهو زنديق جهول
عبيد هيتمي مستجير
بمن حطت بساحته الحمول

عليه الله صلى كل حين
مدى الأيام ما شدت حمول
وآل ثم صحب ما تدانى
من الأقطار سيل إذ يسيل

Hizbul Bahr- The litany of the Sea- Arabic-English-Transliteration-Imam Shadhili Rahimahullah

Hizbul Bahr-  The litany of the sea Arabic only- by Hadhrat Shaykh Imam Shadhili Rahimahullah. Download here: Hizbul Bahr Arabic Text  Hizbul Bahr Arabic-English-Translit Hizbul Bahr Arabic-English-Translit

For Protection agianst any harm, Jinn, Sihr, enemies, evil effects, and for the fullfillment of every lawful need aim and ambition.

Imam Shadhili said about the Hizb ul Bahr:

By Allah, I did not utter it [the Litany of the Sea] except as it came from the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam ﷺ, from whose instruction I learned it. “Guard it;’ he said to me, “for it contains the Ism al-‘A’dham-Greatest name of Allah:”- It is not recited in any place without security reigning there. If it had been with the inhabitants of Baghdad, the Tatars would not have taken the city. On his death bed Imam Shadhili gave Naseeha-counsel to recite his Litany of the Sea (Hizb ul Bahr) often, and he said, “Teach it to your children for the Ism al-‘Adhim-Greatest name of Allah is in it.”

Shaykh Ali Abul Hasan Ash Shadhuli, may Allah sanctify his secret, spoke of this hizb as “the instrument of protection and prevention.” he said, “ if it is read in any place, that place will be preserved from harm, many jinn are dispelled, the fearful are made secure, the sick are cured, and the anxious one is made peaceful.

If one desires that his supplication be responded to & his lawful needs be satisfied, he should recite this. This wazaifa (spiritual devotional practice) showers the rain of light (Nur) and the hidden secrets (asrar) would be manifest to him. It will also help you Control the heart from temptation of the desire (hawa) and fantasies and will remove difficulties and will grant both worldly and religious success (to the reader).
The story of the Hizbul Bahr

The worthy Shaykh Abu al-‘Aza’im Madi ibn Sultan related to me in the city ofTunis, may Allah the Exalted watch over it, as did also the worthy and blessed Shaykh Sharaf al-Din, son of the Shaykh (al-Shadhili) in the city of Damanhur al-Wahsh of Egypt in the year A.H. 715 that shaykh was on the point of setting out from Cairo to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca a short time after the departure of the pilgrims.

He said, ”I have been divinely ordered to go on pilgrimage this year. So find for us a Nile vessel in which to make the journey by way of Upper Egypt:’ They looked about for a vessel, but found only one belonging to Christians on which was an elderly Christian man with his sons.

He said, “Let us get on board:’ We entered the vessel and set sail from Cairo and traveled for two or three days. Then the wind shifted so that we were sailing into it. So we tied up to the bank of the Nile at an uninhabited spot. We remained there about a week within sight of the hills of Cairo.

One of the pilgrims accompanying us asked, “How is it that the Shaykh says that he was ordered to perform the pilgrimage this year when the time for it has passed? And how long will this journey take? , In the middle of the day the shaykh slept and awoke, and then offered this prayer [known as Litany of the Sea]. “Where is the captain of the vessel?” he inquired.

“Yes” he answered, “here I am:’
“What is your name?” the shaykh asked. “Mismar:’
“O blessed Mismar, unfurl the sail:’ the shaykh ordered.
“O my master:’ the captain objected, “[lf I do that], we shall come again to Cairo by sailing before the wind:’ “We shall again become travelers:’ the shaykh replied, “if God wills:’ Again the captain objected, “This wind will drive us back to Cairo before the end of this day, and, furthermore, with the wind as it is, to get the ship under sail will be absolutely impossible:’ “Unfurl the sail;’ the shaykh ordered him, “with the blessing of God:’ So we unfurled the sail, and God [He is exalted] commanded the wind so that it shifted and filled the sail [so quickly that they] were unable to cast off the rope from the stake. They cut it and we departed under a gentle breeze. The captain converted to Islam, both he and his brother.

Their father did not cease to lament and say, “I have lost my two sons on,
this journey:’ “On the contrary;’ the shaykh said to him, “you have gained them:’ That night the Christian had a vision in which the day of resurrection, as it were, had come, and he was beholding the Garden and the fire. He witnessed the shaykh (al-Shadhili) conducting to the Garden a large crowd of people. Among them were the Christian’s sons. He wanted to follow them, but he was prevented. He was told, “You are not of them until you enter their religion:’ The Christian related that to the shaykh, and he [the Christian] converted to Islam. Then the shaykh told him, “The people whom you saw with me are my companions to the day of resurrection.” We continued our journey easily and successfully with incidents the telling of which would consume a long time. They finished the pilgrimage that year. My master, Madi, related, according to a report from the shaykh, The Christian became one of the great saints of God. Consequently, he sold his vessel and performed the pilgrimage with us, along with his sons. He had a zawiya (worship place) in Upper Egypt and was one of those who were endowed with charismatic powers. This blessed journey was an occasion for the manifestation of such a power. May Allah have mercy on him and be pleased with him.


One person who had pledged on the hands of Maulāna Thānvī Rahmatullah ‛Alayh requested ijāza for the recitation of Hizbul BahrMaulāna answered that there was no need to seek ijāza in this matter. He insisted that he seeks ijāza for barakah. So Maulāna said “Very well, I make duā’ that Allah gives you ability to practice upon it and accept that deed of yours.”

Maulvī Sayyid Ahmed Hassan said, “The intent of people from Ijāza is nothing but duā’ itself.”

Maulāna replied, “No. If only duā’ is made then they are not satisfied. On the other hand if only ijāza is given and no duā’ is made, they are content with it. This shows that the intent is not duā’.”

Maulvī Hassan inquired “If someone believes that if he reads Dalā’il Khayrāt or Hizbul Bahr etc. without any ijāza he will not gain any spiritual barakah from it, then if he does recite without any ijāza would he get any spiritual barakah?”

Maulāna Thanvī responded, “When he thinks that without ijāza he will not gain any blessings, then there will be no barakah from it.

“انا عند ظن عبدي بى” (I am to my slave as he thinks of Me to be)*.

 Malfuzāt Hakīmul Ummat Malfuz # 43 – vol. 18 pg. 43



Dua for an Easy Death – Hadhrat Shaykh Muhiuddeen ibn Arabi Rahmatullah Alayh

Dua for an Easy Death Hadhrat Shaykh Muhiuddeen ibn Arabi Rahmatullah Alayh
This Dua is by Hadhrat Shaykh Muhiuddeen ibn Arabi Rahmatullah Alayh from his Futuhaat al-Makkiyyah and is also mentioned in Tafseer Ruhul Bayaan
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
اللهم صل و سلم على سيدنا محمد و على اله و صحبه و سلم
اَللّٰهُمَّ ارْحَـمْنَـــا اِذَا عَــرَقَ الْـجَـبِـيْــنُ ، وَ كَثُـــرَ الْاَنِيـْــنُ ،
وَبَكٰى عَلَيْنَـــا الْـحَبِيْبُ ، وَ يَـئِسَ مِنَّا الطَّبِيْبُ
O Allah! Have mercy on us when our foreheads begin to sweat (on account of death) and our inner cries of pain increase and our beloveds shed tears over us and our doctors loose hope.
اَللّٰهُمَّ ارْحَمْنَـــا اِذَا وَارَانَا التُّـــرَابُ ، وَوَدَّعَنَا الْاَحْبَابُ ،
وَ فَارَقَنَـــا النَّعِيـْــمُ ، وَانْـقَطَـــعَ النَّسِيْمُ
O Allah! Have mercy on us when we will be covered with earth and our companions will have wished us farewell and Your gifts will be separated from us and the soul will leave our bodies.
اَللّٰهُمَّ ارْحَـمْنَـــا اِذَا نُسِيَ  اِسْـمُنَا ، وَ بُلِىَ جِـسْـمُنَا ،
وَانْدُرِسَ قَبْـــرُنَا ، وَانْطُوٰى ذِكُرُنَا
O Allah! Have mercy on us when our names will be forgotten and our bodies will have disintegrated and our graves will have disappeared and our remembrance will be wrapped up (will be given up)
 اَللّٰهُمَّ ارْحَـمْنَـــا اِذَا تُبْـلَى السَّرَائـِرُ ، وَ تُـبْدَى الضَّمَـائـِرُ, وَتُنْـشَـرُ الدَّوَاوِيـْــنُ ،
وَ تُحْشَـــرُ الْـمَوَازِيـْــنُ
O Allah! Have mercy on us when our secrets will be exposed and the thoughts of our minds will be revealed and our Book of Deeds will be opened, and when the scale will be established
(when our deeds will be weighed)
يَـــا حَىُّ يَا قَيُّـــوْمُ ، يَـــا رَحْـمٰنُ   يَـــا رَحِيـْــمُ ، بِرَحْـمَتِكَ نَسْتَعِيْـــنُ
O Ever Living! O All Established! O the Most Beneficial! O the Most Merciful! With Your Mercy we seek Your help.
اللهم صل و سلم على سيدنا محمد و على اله و صحبه و سلم

The Shaykhs of the Path and Tarbiya 1

العلم النافع

The Shaykh of the Tariqa, the Imam of the people of Shari’a, and the Paragon of the People of Haqiqa, sayyidi al-shaykh al-imam al-Azhari, Salih al-Ja’fari al-Husayni, said in his book Al-Ilhaam an-Naafi’ li-Kulli Qaasid (The Beneficial Inspiration for Every Seeker):

Know my brother, may Allah guide you and guide us: That that shaykhs of the path say: “Obedience brings us together, and disobedience separates us”.

And what greater catastrophe is worse on the murid then separation between himself and his shaykh?

For the shaykh is the door to the Prophetic Presence (al-Hadra an-Nabawiyya), and the Prophetic Presence is the door to the Holy Presence (Al-Hadra al-Qudsiyya), and he who knows both doors, enters into the presence of both.

[Sayyidi al-shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari, radi Allahu anhu, has said about that]:

فبابك للمختار شيخك يا فتى * به الوصل بالمختار في حضرة القرب

وبالسيد المختار ترقى…

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Shaykh Abd al-Wahhab al-Tazi

Shaykh Abd al-Wahhab al-Tazi-The author of Salat (Durood) Kamila/Nariyah

العلم النافع

He is the knower of Allah, the baraka of Fez, sayyidi Abul Mawahib Abd al-Wahhab al-Tazi al-Fasi.

As his name implies, al-Tazi’s family came from Taza in eastern Morocco, being part of a Sharifian clan called Rashida, although he himself was born and grew up in Fez. Among al-Tazi’s teachers and initiators are several interesting names. Makhluf lists them: first, in the Maghrib, sayyidi Muhammad b. Buzayyan al-Ghandusi (d. 1146/1733-4), then Mawlay Ahmad al-Siqilli (d. 1177/1762), sayyidi Abd al-Aziz al-Dabbagh and finally sayyidi Abdullah b. Abd al-Jalil al-Barnawi (d. 1116/1704-5), a scholar and Sufi from the central Sudani state of Borno.

The scholar and historian Muhammad b. Ja’far al-Kittani wrote in Salwat al-Anfas,

“Among those that he had met in his beginnings is the Renowned Pole, Mawlana Abd al-Aziz al-Dabbagh (may Allah be pleased with him). He had been privileged to encounter him frequently, seek his blessing, take from him…

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