"YOU WILL NEVER SEE WHAT YOU DO NOT LIKE IN YOURSELF OR YOUR FAMILY
OR YOUR PROPERTY" (SHAYKH)
" A man went out one morning after saying this prayer. People came to
him saying that his house was on fire. He said "Impossible, I know for certain my house is not on fire and went on about his
business. Upon his return he found that all the houses near his had burned and that the fire had stopped just short of his
[Please consult Shaykh Hassan or someone else who was present at the time
for a more exact rendition of the story following the du`a.]
[Editors note: Al hamdu li-llah we have reprinted the Du`a
that was in the Nov.-99 Issue, with an English translation. May Allah forgive any errors.]
Allahumma, anta rabbi, la ilaha illa anta.
Oh Allah, You are
my Lord, there is no god but Thee.
Upon You I have put my trust,
Wa anta rabbul arshil azimi.
And you are the Lord of the Magnificent
Ma shaa-llahu kana, wa ma lam yasha lam yakun.
wills is, and what Allah does not will is not.
La hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi, al `aliyyil `azimi.
is no might and no power except by Allah, the Most High, the Most Magnified.
A`alamu anna-llaha `ala kulli shai in qadirun,
I know that
Allah has power over all things,
Wa anna-llaha qad ahata bi kulli shai in `ilman.
Allah is well acquainted with all things that are known.
Allahumma inni a`ouzu bika min sharri nafsi,
Oh Allah, I seek
refuge in Thee from the evil of my self,
Wa min sharri ghairi,
And from the evil of others,
Wa min sharri kulli daabatin.
And from the evil of every beast.
Anta akhizun bi naasiyatiha.
Thou takest by the forelocks.
Inna rabbi `ala siratin mustaqimin.
Verily my Lord is over
a path that is straight.