Rajabun Shahrullah

  • ‘Rajab is the month of Allah’

    سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَى بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلاً مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آيَاتِنَا إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ البَصِير


    “Praise be to God Who has enraptured His servant by night from the Sacred mosque (Mecca) to the Farthest Mosque (Masjid al-Aqsa).” [17:1]

    Nightly Devotion

    1.      Wake up two hours before Fajr.
    2.       Niyyat:

    Recite: Nawaytu’l-Arba`een
    Nawaytu ‘r-Riyada
    Nawaytu ‘s-Sulook
    Lillahi Ta`ala l-‘Azhim fee hadha ‘l-masjid
     (or fee hadha ‘l-jami`)

    1. raka`at salaat al-wudu
    2. 100x Ya Halim (for removing anger)

    100x Ya Hafizh (for removing affliction)

    (Imagine yourself in the blessed Garden in front of the maqaam of the Prophet (s) (al-Rawdah) facing Rasulallah and saying 100x “Allahumma salli `ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa `ala ali Muhammadin wa sallim”,

    To have the intention that Allah makes me meet spiritually with Rasulallah (s), Imam Mehdi (as) and Mawlana Shaykh)

    1. Du`a

    (i)     “Ya Rabbee ‘l-‘izzati wa ‘l-‘azhamati wa ‘l-Jabbaroot”

    (ii)    Move 3 steps forward, right leg first, facing qiblah and say,

    “Ya Rabbee, I am moving and stepping forward for Maqam al-Fana filLah, Oh Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala, I am asking you to vanish me in Your Existence and, Ya Rabbee, I am moving toward your ocean of Unity, the Ocean of WahdaniyyahYa Rabbee, don’t reject me until I reach the unique Maqam al-Fardani.”

    Ya Rabbee, since this month is your month – Rajabun Shahrullah – I came to you as a weak guest and intending to worship You, without asking anything in return.  My aim, my goal s You and that is why I am coming, please don’t reject me.”

    Ya Rabbee, all my life I spent in kufr and shirk and bad behavior and I am declaring 100% that I did not do any ‘amal that is accepted by You.  You are Allah, Anta ‘Llah, Who never threw away anyone that came to Your door.  Anta ‘Llah that no one came to Your door by his`amal but by Your grant and reward.”

    Ya Rabbee, I am coming to your door and coming to you, declaring and confessing that I am wrong and I want to declare and announce my Islam and enter into Islam newly.  Ya Rabbee, I have given everything into Your hands – my life, my death, after my death, Judgment Day and all my things I have transferred to You and You are the One Who controls me.”

    Ya Rabbee, I don’t possess anything with my nafs and my soul.  I cannot give good to myself or bad to myself, or life to myself or death to myself, but I have transferred all my accounts and all your judgment on me and all your questions to me and all my answers I have transferred to you.  Whatever You want to do with me, You do.  My neck is in Your hand.  I am helpless from answering Your questions, even the smallest answer I cannot answer.  With all this weakness and helplessness and hopelessness I am coming to Your door.”

    “Ya Rabbee, if you had 2 doors for your servant to enter through; one for the believers from Your servants and one for the kafir from Your servants, I am coming to You from the door that the kafir needs to come through and I am declaring that believing that this is the only door for me to come through.  I am saying to you that I have to renew my Iman and Shahada and this `amal and this Shahada is the 1st `amal for me after I am pronouncing the Shahada and entering Islam and You are my Wakeel.”

    a)                  “Ya Wakeel.  Hasbun Allah wa Ni`ma ‘l-Wakeel.  Wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa bilLahi ‘l-`Aliyyu ‘l-`Azheem.

    b)                  (Shahada 3x with raised finger)

    Ya Rabbee, as Grandshaykh Shaykh Abdullah al-Fa`izi ad-Daghistani and my Shaykh Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Qubrusi al-Haqqani as they made seclusion in this month and whatever niyyat (intention) they made, Ya Allah, let me be joined with their niyyat, because my tongue cannot say what is necessary to be said, so please share my niyyat with theirs.  With this intention I come to your door.

    Ya Rabbee, from the Day of Alastu bi-Rabbikum, Qaaloo balaa – whatever there was of promise from me to You, I accept and promise to do it all.  Ya Rabbee, Ya Allah, from the day You created my atom, my dharrah, and from the day You brought up my soul, and from the day my soul came from absolute abstract to existence, until our day, how much of the disobedience has appeared from me and my dharrah and from my soul and my body spiritually or physically – Zhahiran wa Baatinan, I am regretting them all and regretting what I did and coming back to You asking forgiveness and repentance.”

    Ya Rabbee, I entered and I moved into the ocean of blessings of Your praised month.  Ya Rabbee don’t reject me from your door and don’t leave me to my ego for the blink of an eye and I am asking forgiveness by saying,” (Astaghfirullah 70X)

    6. Now sit down

    a)      Cover yourself with light white cloth

    b)      Light candle

    1.      Fatiha – (with intention of being dressed with the manifestations (tajallis) that come down to Mecca)

    2.      Amana Rasul (2:285)

    3.      7x Alam Nashrak

    4.      11x Surat al-Ikhlas

    5.   Surat al-Falaq

    6.      Surat al-Nas

    7.      La ilaha illa ‘Llah 10x

    8.      Salawat 10x

    9.      Ihda:

               “Ila Sharafi ‘n-Nabiyyi (s) wa `alihi wa sahbihi ‘l-kiraam, wa ila mashayyikhina fi ‘t-tariqati ‘n-Naqshbandiyyati ‘l-`Aliyya, khaassatan ila roohi imami ‘t-Tariqati wa Ghawthi ‘l-khaliqati Shah Bahauddin Naqshband Muhammadi ‘l-Uwaysi ‘l-Bukhari, wa ila Mawlana Sultanu ‘l-Awliya Shaykh ‘Abdullah al-Fa;izi ad-Daghestani, wa Shaykhuna Mawlana Shaykh Sultanu ‘l-Awliya Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al Haqqani”

    10.  Surat al-Fatiha (with intention of being dressed with the manifestations (tajallis) that came down to Medina)

    11.  5000x Allah (loud)
    5000x Allah (silent)

    12.  Salatu ‘n-Najaat

    13.  Salatu ‘sh-Shukr

    14.  Salatu ‘t-Tasbeeh

    15.  Salatu ‘t-Tahajjud

    16.  Salawat 1000x

    17.  Surat al-Ikhlas 100x (intention for one juz Qur`an)

    18.  Salawat 100x (instead of Dala’ilu ‘l-Khayrat)

    19.  500x Ya Samad (intention to eliminate the bad aspects of the ego)

    20.  500x Astaghfirullah (intention that from the day of creation of my soul to the present day for Allah to forgive my sins)

    21.  500x Astaghfirullah (intention that from the present day to the last day on earth Allah will protect against sins)

    22.  500x Alhamdulillah (because Allah did not create me from the nation of other prophets)

    23.  500x Alhamdulillah (because Allah has created me from the nation of Rasulullah and honored me by Sayyidina Abu Bakr

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