On Dealing With Negative Thoughts

What is the origin of negative thoughts and whisperings and how do we deal with them?

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

They may be either be a type of punishment for disobedience or a test from Allah. Either way, they do not harm the person as long as they dislike and ignore them. Of course, if someone has fallen into disobedience, they must make tawbah. These thoughts may also be the work of the Devil, who out of envy attempts to shake that person’s faith and tranquillity of heart. Allah says: Secret conversation is the work of Satan, designed to cause trouble to the believers, though it cannot harm them in the least unless God permits it. Let the believers put their trust in God (58:10). There is a great reward in remaining steadfast and not allowing yourself to be affected by these thoughts, and if someone is truthful, Allah will remove them.

See also:

https://muwasala.org/2013/04/27/on-removing-bad-thoughts/

Advice in Times of Hardship

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

These are difficult times for Muslims in America. Recently young Muslims have been killed and an Islamic centre has been burnt down. What advice do you have for us?

These are some of the tribulations that occur at the end of time. Following the correct moderate path is what deflects these tribulations.

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Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Batin (the Hidden One)

On the night of the Isra’ and Mi’raj, the Messenger of Allah ﷺ was greeted by one of the Prophets as follows: “Peace be upon you, the First One; peace be upon you, the Last One; peace be upon you the Manifest One; peace be upon you, the Hidden One.” In this salat, Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) calls upon Allah by His name, the Hidden One, and asks him to bestow prayers upon His hidden Prophet. Continue reading Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Ya Batin (the Hidden One)

Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Yā Raḥmān Ya Raḥīm

This prayer is the first in Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz’s collection of prayers using Allah’s beautiful names in which he calls upon Allah by His beautiful names and then asks Him to bestow prayers upon His Beloved by those names. Finally, he asks Allah for a portion of those attributes which belong to Allah and which He has bestowed upon His Messenger ﷺ. Continue reading Salawat with Allah’s Beautiful Names: Yā Raḥmān Ya Raḥīm

Selected Salawat: The Possessor of All Praiseworthy Attributes

This is a prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ composed by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ و سَلِّمْ على جَامِعِ المحَامِد مَنْ بِهِ تُفَرَّجُ الكُروبُ و تُكْشَفُ الشَّدائِد سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ وعلى آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ يا حَيُّ يا قَيُّومُ يا واحِد

Allāhumma ṣalli wa sallim `alā Jāmi` al-Mahāmid man bihi tufarraju’l-kurūb wa tukshafu al-shadā’id sayyidinā Muḥammadin wa `alālihi wa saḥbih ya Ḥayyu ya Qayyūmu ya Wāḥid

O Allah, bestow prayers and peace upon the possessor of all praiseworthy attributes, the one through whom tribulations are removed and hardships relieved, our Master Muhammad and upon his Family and Companions, O Living, O Everlasting, O One!

 

Selected Salawat: the Manifest Light

This is a prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ composed by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

،اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ وَبارِكْ عَلى النُّورِ المُبين

،عَبْدِكَ وَحَبيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ الأَمِين

،وَعَلى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ

،وَحَقِّقْنا بِحُبِّهِ

،وَأكْرِمْنا بِقُرْبِهِ

وَاجْعَلنا مِنْ رُفَقائِهِ يا رَبَّ العالَمِين

Allāhumma ṣalli wa sallim wa bārik `ala an-Nūri‘l-Mubīn ‘abdika wa ḥabībika Sayyidinā Muḥammadin al-Amīn wa ‘alā ālihi wa ṣaḥbihi wa ḥaqqiqnā biḥubbihi wa akrimnā biqurbihi wa-j’alnā min rufaqā’ihi ya Rabbal-‘ālamīn.

O Allah, bestow prayers, peace and blessings upon the Manifest Light, Your Slave and Your Beloved, our Master Muhammad the Trustworthy, and upon his Family and Companions, and make us true in his love, honour us with nearness to him, and make us among his companions, O Lord of the Worlds.