Path to Light

A selection of diwans of
Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib

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Song Written Before The Prophet

Nahnu fee rawdati 'r-rasooli hudoorun

taalibeena 'r-ridaa wa husna qabooli

We are present in the garden of the Prophet, seeking acceptance and welcome.

ji'naa yaa khayra man ilayhií l-malaadhu

bi'nkisaarin wa dhillatin wa dhuhooli

We have come, oh best of refuges! - bowed, in humility and bewilderment.

fas'ali 'llaaha feenaa kulla 'inaayah

li nanaala 'l-munaa fee waqti 'l-hulooli

Ask Allah to give us every help, so that we may attain our desire at the time debts fall due.

laka qadrun 'adheemun laysa yudaahaa

wa risaala tafooqu kulla rasooli

You have a vast power which is beyond compare and a message greater than every messenger's.

anta baabu 'l-ilaahi fee kulli khayrin

man ataa faaza bi 'r-ridaa wa 'l-wusooli

You are the door to Allah in every good thing, whoever comes to you gains acceptance and union.

kullu sirrin fl 'l-anbiyaa qad ataahum

min 'ulaakum mu'ayyadan bi nuqooli

Every secret which came to the prophets is from your sublimity, confirmed through transmission.

qad tashalfa'tu fee 'umooree ilaahee

bi 'n-nabbeeyyi 'l-mushaffa'i 'l-maqbooli

I have looked to the Prophet to plead with Allah in my affairs, for he is the accepted intercessor.

kullu man ha'tta rahlahu bi kareemin

naala aqsa 'l-munaa wa kulla 's-sooli

All whose journey ends at the house of a generous host, get what they ask for, even their most extreme desires.

qad shakarna 'l-ilaaha fee kulli waqtin

haythu manna bi zawratin Ii rasooli

We have given thanks to Allah for every time that He has given us the gift of a visit to the Messenger -

wa kadhaaka Ii kulli man fee baqee'in

min sihaabin kadhaaka naslu 'l-batooli

And a visit to all those in Baqi' - the Companions and the offspring of Fatima -

wa kadhaaka li kulli zawjin wa bintin

wabni munji 'l-anaami yawma 'l-hulooli

And a visit to every wife and daughter and son of the deliverer of mankind on the day debts fall due.

wa kadhaaka Ii kulli man fee uhudin

min shaheedin kadhaaka 'ammu 'r-rasooli

And a visit to every martyr in Uhud, and the uncle of the Messenger.

qad talabnaa hihim tamaama salaamah

fee maseerin li'ardinaa wa 'd-dukhooli

We have asked by them perfect peace for us on our journey to our land and when we enter it.

wa talabnaa 'n-najaata fee yawmi hashrin

wa salaaman min kulli faddhin jahooli

We have sought deliverance on the day of gathering and safety from the ignorant.

rabbi salli 'ala 'n-nabeeyyi wa aalin

wa sihaabin wa taabi'in bi shumooli

Our Lord, bless the Prophet and his Family and Companions and the followers.

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