Verses of Poetry to Recite in Times of Hardship

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Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz recommends repeating these verses of poetry especially in times of difficulty. They are recited before and after Fajr in Dar al-Mustafa and after Isha. He composed them in Madinah al-Munawwarah on 29th Rabi’ al Awwal 1437 :

يَاعُمْدَتِي ياعُدَّتِي يامُنْقِذِي مِنْ شِدَّتِي

You are my reliance, You are my support, You are my saviour from all hardship

وَجَّهْتُ لَكَ وِجْهَتِي عَجِّلْ بِغَوْثِي ياعَظِيمْ

I turn my whole being to You – rush to My Aid, O Most Great!

وَسَخِّرِ الْأَسْبَابَا وَذَلِّـلِ الصِّعَابَا

Make easy the means for all good and remove all difficulties

وَافْتَحْ لَنَا الْأَبْوَابَا بِالنَّصْرِ مِنْكَ ياكَرِيمْ

And open for us all doors with Your support, O Most Generous

وَرُدَّ كَيْدَ الْكَائِدِ وَكُلَّ طَاغٍ مَارِدِ

And foil the plot of every schemer and rebellious tyrant

(وَحَاسِدٍ مُعَانِدِ بِحَقِّ سِرْ (طسم

And every envious and stubborn enemy, by the right and secret of “Ta Sin Mim”

(“Ta Sin Mim” are the letters which appear at the begin of Surat Al-Shu’ara and Surat Al-Qasas)

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