• Salawat of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani RA – Bashair al-Khairat – “Glad Tidings of Good Tidings”

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    Salawat of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani RA

    This the story of the Salawat of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani RA and its merits. It is related of the head of the Qadiri Tariqah, the Supreme Helper [al-Ghawth al-Azam], the most generous protector, one of Sultan Sheikh Nazim Al-Haqqani’s great grandfathers, Sheikh Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani (RA), said to a fellow listening believer in Allah Almighty:

    ”  Accept these invocations of blessing [Salawat] from me, for I received them by way of inspiration [ilham] from Allah Almighty, then I presented them to the Prophet (Salallah Alayhi Wa Salam).

    They have a special merit that is something too tremendous to be calculated.  They raise those who adopt them to the highest degrees, and cause them to reach the farthest goals.  If someone seeks to achieve some purpose by them, he will not be turned away disappointed.  His idea will not be frustrated, and his supplication will not be rejected.  If someone recites them, even one time only, or carries them with him, Allah will grant forgiveness to him and to those who are with him in his company. 

    When his final moment is at hand, four of the angels of mercy will be present beside him.  The first will keep Satan away from him.  The second will inspire him to utter the profession of faith [Kalimat ash-Shahada].  The third will quench his thirst with a cup from the River of Abundance [al-Kawthar].  The fourth will hold in his hand a vessel of gold, filled with the fruits of the Garden of Paradise, giving him the glad tidings of a dwelling in the Garden, and saying to him:  Be of good cheer, O servant of Allah!  So he will look at Him and see Him with his eye, before his spirit departs.  

    He will enter his grave with a feeling of security, happy and cheerful, and he will experience no loneliness and no confinement therein.  Forty doorways of mercy will be opened for him, and the like thereof of light.  When he is raised up on the Day of Resurrection, an angel will bring him good news from his right, and an angel will reassure him from his left.  He will be dressed in two fine garments, and a well-bred steed will be guided to him for him to ride.  He will suffer no distress and no remorse, and he will be subjected to an easy reckoning.  When he passes across the Bridge of Hell, the Fire will say to him:  Make a quick escape, O emancipated slave of Allah!  I am forbidden to touch you.  

    He will enter the Garden of Paradise in the company of the righteous forebears, and in the Garden he will be given forty domes of white silver.  Each dome will contain a palace of gold, and in each palace there will be one hundred pavilions made of light.  In each pavilion there will be a raised couch made of silk brocade, and upon each raised couch there will be a maiden, one of the houries with those lovely eyes.  Her body will consist of the most fragrant perfume, as if it were the full moon of the night of his consummation.  Then he will be given that which no eye has ever seen, of which no ear has ever heard, and which has never occurred to the heart of a human being.  “

    According to the traditional report [khabar], on the night when the Prophet (Salallah Alayhi Wa Salam) was transported to his Lord (Almighty and Glorious is He), the Almighty Allah (Glorious and Exalted is He) said: 

    ”  To whom does the earth belong, O Muhammad?  He replied:  To You, O my Lord, so He said to him:  To whom do the heavens belong, O Muhammad?  Again he replied:  To You, O my Lord, so He said to him:  To whom do the veils belong?  Again he replied:  To You, O my Lord, so He said to him:  To whom does the Pedestal [Kursi] belong, O Muhammad?  Again he replied:  To You, O my Lord, so He said to him:  To whom do you belong,  O Muhammad?  At this point, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) bowed down in prostration, and the sense of shame prevented him from saying anything.  The Almighty One (Glorious and Exalted is He) then said:  You belong to him who invokes blessing upon you, and who does so with profound respect and reverence.  ” 

    Sheikh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (RA), then went on to say:

    ”  This invocation of blessing is the one that befits this Prophetic tradition [hadith].  It is the opening of seventy doors of mercy, and it manifests marvels from the path of the Garden of Paradise.  It is better than someone who emancipates a thousand souls, and immolates a thousand sacrificial beasts, and donates a thousand dinars [gold coins] to charitable causes, and fasts for a thousand months.  It contains a hidden secret, and it is the means by which provisions are easy to obtain, characters are refined, needs are satisfied, degrees are exalted, sins are erased, faults are pardoned, and the lowly are dignified.  “

    Sheikh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (RA), the firm support of the religion, also said: 

    ”  This invocation of blessing is given to no one but the perfect righteous man, for it is perfect in its qualities, endowed with gracious favour.  If some problem troubles its owner, every invocation of it will be a means of access for him in the presence of the noble Prophet, and every Quranic verse in it will be an intercession in the presence of the Almighty Patron.  It is the invocation of blessing of those who perform the ritual prayer, the Quranic recitation of those who practice remembrance, the admonition of those who heed advice, and the means of access of those who seek access.  It is the invocation of blessing of the glorious Quran, and I have called it Bashair al-Khairat.  “

     

    Glad Tidings of Good Things

    [Bashair al-Khairat]

    “Allah – beginning with the name of – the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.

     

    Praise be to Allah, the Lord of All the Worlds.
    Al-hamdu lillahi Rabbi l-alamin.

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala Sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to the believers,
    Mubashshiri lil-Muminina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said: 
    Bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

    And give glad tidings to the believers,
    Wa bashshiri l-muminin.  (2:223)

    and that Allah does not waste
    Wa anna llaha

    the wage of the believers. 
    la yudiu ajra l-muminin.  (3:171)

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to those who remember,
    mubashshiri lidh-dhakirina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said: 
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

     

    So remember Me, and I will remember you. 
    Fa-dhkuru-ni adhkur-kum.  (2:152)

    Remember Allah with frequent remembrance, 
    [u] dhkuru llaha dhikran kathira:

    and glorify Him at the dawn and in the evening.
    wa sabbihu-hu bukratan wa asila.

     

    He is the One who blesses you,
    Huwa lladhi yusalli alai-kum

    as do His angels, that He may bring you forth
    wa malaikatu-hu li-yukhrija-kum

    from darkness into light;
    mina z-zulumati ila n-nur :

    and to the believers He is All-Compassionate.
    wa kana bil-muminina Rahima.

     

    Their salutation on the day
    tahiyyatu-hum yawma

    when they shall meet Him will be:  Peace!
    yalqawna-hu salam :

     

    And He has prepared for them a goodly recompense.  
    wa aadda la-hum ajran karima.  (33:41-44)

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to those who labor,
    Mubashshiri lil-amilina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said: 
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

     

    I do not waste the labor of any laborer
    la udiu amala amilin

    among you, whether male or female.
    min-kum min dhakarin aw untha.  (3:195)

    Whoever does right, whether male or female,
    wa man amila salihan min dhakarin aw untha

    and is a believer,
    wa huwa muminun

    such will enter the Garden,
    fa-ulaika yadkhuluna l-jannata

    where they will be nourished without stint. 
    yurzaquna fi-ha bi-ghairi hisab.  (40:40)

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to those who turn back [to their Lord],
    mubashshiri lil-awwabina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:


    He is always Forgiving
    fa-inna-hu kana

    to those who turn back [to Him].
    li-l-awwabina Ghafura.  (17:25)

    They shall have whatever they will
    la-hum ma yashauna

    in the presence of their Lord.
    inda Rabbi-him 

    That is the reward of those who are active in goodness.
    dhalika jazau l-muhsinin.  (39:34)

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to those who repent,
    mubashshiri lit-tawwabina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

     

    Truly, Allah loves those who repent,
    inna llaha yuhibbu t-tawwabina

    and He loves those who keep themselves clean.
    wa yuhibbu l-mutatahhirin.  (2:222)

    And He it is who accepts repentance
    wa Huwa lladhi yaqbalu t-tawbata

    from His servants, and pardons evil deeds.
    an ibadi-hi wa yafu ani s-sayyiati.  (42:25)

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to those who are sincere,
    mubashshiri lil-mukhlisina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

     

    So whoever hopes for the meeting with his Lord,
    fa-man kana yarju liqaa Rabbi-hi

    let him do righteous work, and let him
    fa-l-yamal amalan salihan

    give no one any share at all
    wa la yushrik

    in the worship due unto his Lord,
    bi-ibadati Rabbi-hi ahada.  (18:110)

    devoting the religion sincerely to Him.
    mukhlisina la-hu d-din.  (7:29)

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to those who perform the ritual prayer,
    mubashshiri lil-musallina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

     

    And establish the ritual prayer.
    wa aqimi s-salah.

    The ritual prayer helps to prevent
    inna s-salata tanha

    indecency and reprehensible behaviour.
    ani l-fahshai wa l-munkar.  (29:45)

     

    Enjoin what is right and fair,
    wa mur bil-marufi 

    and forbid what is wrong and unfair,
    wa nha ani l-munkari

    and endure with patience whatever may befall you;
    wa sbir ala ma asaba-k. 

    surely that is true constancy.
    inna dhalika min azmi l-umur.  (31:17)

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to the humble-minded,
    mubashshiri lil-khashiina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

     

    Seek help in patience and prayer,
    wa stainu bis-sabri wa s-salah :

    though truly it is hard
    wa inna-ha la-kabiratun

    except for the humble-minded,
    illa ala l-khashiin :

     

    for those who know that they
    alladhina yazununa anna-hum

    will have to meet their Lord,
    mulaqu Rabbi-him

    and that unto Him they are returning.
    wa anna-hum ilai-hi rajiun.  (2:45,46)

     

    [There are signs for] those who remember Allah,
    alladhina yadhkuruna llaha qiyaman

    standing and sitting and on their sides,
    wa quudan wa ala junubi-him

    and who reflect upon the creation of the heavens
    wa yatafakkaruna fi khalqi s-samawati

    and the earth:  Our Lord, You have not
    wa l-ard: Rabba-na ma khalaqta

    created this in vain. Glory be to You!
    hadha batila: subhana-ka

    So guard us against the torment of the Fire.
    fa-qi-na adhaba n-nar.  (3:191)

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to those who endure with patience,
    mubashshiri lis-sabirina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

     

    Surely the patiently enduring will be paid their wages
    innama yuwaffa s-sabiruna 

    in full without reckoning.
    ajra-hum bi-ghairi hisab.  (39:10)

    Such are those whom Allah guides,
    ulaika lladhina hada-humu llahu

    and such are those endowed with understanding.
    wa ulaika hum ulu l-albab.  (39:18)

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to the fearful,
    mubashshiri lil-khaifina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

     

    But for him who fears the standing
    wa li-man khafa maqama 

    before his Lord there shall be two gardens.
    Rabbi-hi jannatan.  (55:46)

     

    But as for him who feared to stand before
    wa amma man khafa

    his Lord, and forbade the lower self
    maqama Rabbi-hi wa naha n-nafsa

    to follow passion,
    ani l-hawa:

     

    Surely the Garden [of Paradise]
    fa-inna l-jannata

    will be his final place of rest.
    hiya l-mawa.  (79:40,41)

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to those who are truly devout,
    mubashshiri lil-muttaqina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

     

    And My mercy embraces all things,
    wa rahmati wasiat kulla shai

    so I shall prescribe it for those who are truly devout,
    fa-sa-aktubu-ha lilladhina yattaquna 

    and who pay the alms-due,
    wa yutuna z-zakata 

    and those who believe in Our signs;
    wa lladhina hum bi-ayati-na yuminun.

     

    Those who follow the Messenger,
    alladhina yattabiuna r-Rasula n-

    the Prophet who can neither read nor write,
    Nabiyya l-ummiyya.  (7:156ñ57)

    Theirs will be a double reward for what they have done,
    la-hum jazau d-difi bi-ma amilu

    and they will dwell secure in lofty halls.
    wa hum fi l-ghurufati aminun.  (34:37)

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to those who are humble,
    mubashshiri lil-mukhbitina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

     

    And give good tidings to the humble,
    wa bashshiri l-mukhbitin:

    whose hearts fear
    alladhina idha dhukkira llahu

    when Allah is mentioned,
    wajilat qulubu-hum.  (22:34,35)

    And those who give that which they give
    wa lladhina yutuna ma ataw

    with hearts afraid, because they are about
    wa qulubuhum wajilatun

    to return unto their Lord.  (23:60)
    anna-hum ila Rabbi-him rajiun.

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to those who endure with patience,
    mubashshiri lis-sabirina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

     

    And give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere,
    wa bashshiri s-sabirin :

    to those who say, when a misfortune strikes them:
    alladhina idha asabat-hum musibatun

    To Allah we belong, and to Him we are returning.
    qalu inna lillahi wa inna ilai-hi rajiun : 

    Such are they on whom are blessings
    ulaika alai-him salawatun

    from their Lord, and mercy.
    min Rabbi-him wa rahma :

    Such are the rightly guided.
    wa ulaika humu l-muhtadun.  (2:155-57)

    I have rewarded them this day
    inni jazaitu-humu l-yawma

    because they were steadfast;
    bi-ma sabaru

    and they are indeed triumphant.
    anna-humu l-faizun.  (23:111)

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to those who restrain their wrath,
    mubashshiri lil-kazimina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

     

    Those who restrain their wrath,
    wa l-kazimina l-ghaiza

    and pardon other people;
    wa l-afina ani n-nas:

    for Allah loves those who do good.
    wa llahu yuhibbu l-muhsinin.  (3:134)

    But whoever pardons and makes amends,
    fa-man afa wa aslaha

    his wage is the affair of Allah.
    fa-ajru-hu ala llah:

    He does not love the wrongdoers.
    inna-hu la yuhibbu z-zalimin.  (42:40)

     

    O Allah, grant blessing and peace
    Allahumma salli wa sallim

    to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
    ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-

    and the conveyer, to those who are active in goodness,
    mubashshiri lil-muhsinina

    of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
    bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

     

    And do good.
    wa ahsinu inna llaha

    Allah surely loves the beneficient.
    yuhibbu l-muhsinin.  (2:195)

    If someone produces a good deed,
    man jaa bil-hasanati

    he shall have ten just like it,
    fa-la-hu ashru amthali-ha

    while whoever brings an evil deed
    wa man jaa bis-sayyiati

    will be awarded but the like thereof;
    fa-la yujza illa mithla-ha

    and they shall not be wronged.
    wa hum la yuzlamun.  (6:160)

     

    Source: ( al-Baz.com )

    ********** BASHAIR AL-KHAIRAT PART 2 (TWO) **********

     Salawat of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani RA and its merits. It is related by head of the Qadiri Tariqah and one of Sultan Sheikh Nazim’s great Grandfathers.

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