أَعُوذُ بِوَجْهِ ﷲِ الْكَرِيمِ وَ كَلِمَاتِ ﷲِ التَّآمَّاةِ الَّتِى لَا يُجَاوِزْهُنَّ بَرٌّ وَلَا فَاجِرٌ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا يَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَٓاءِ وَمَا يَعْرُجُ فِيهَا وَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا ذَرَأَ فِى الْأَرْضِ وَمَايَخْرُجُ مِنْهَا وَمِنْ فِتَنِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ وَمِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ طَارِقٍ اِلَّا طَارِقًا يَطْرُقُ بِخَيْرٍ يَا رَحْمٰنُ
A`aoodhu bi wajhi l-llahil kareem wa kalimaati l-ta’ammatillati la yujaawiz huna barun wa la fa’ajirun min sharri maa yanzilu mina s-samaa-i wa maa y`aruju feeha wa min sharri maa dhara fee-l ardhi wa mayakhrujoo minha wa min fitanil layli wan nahari wa min sharri kulli taariqin illa tariqan yatruku bikhayrin ya Rahman...
I seek refuge in the countenance of Allah, the Kareem (the exceedingly generous and bountiful), and in all of His Names, nothing good or bad can attack them. I seek refuge in RAHMAN from that which ascends to the heavens (provocative illusory thoughts) and that which descends from the heavens (thoughts that conjure doubt and suspicion), from that which is produced from the earth (that which emanates from corporeality) and grows out of it (bodily demands and desires), from the provocations of the day (our internal life) and the night (the outside world), and from that which knocks on the door at night (instinct), except with good.
There was a man known as Haji Osman Efendy from Madina, whom was said to be living in Beykoz, a suburb in Istanbul. He had spent fifty years of his life in Madina. He was a man who had not left a book unread in Madinan literature! Sayyid Mehmed Osman Akfirat... May Allah have mercy and increase his Nur (light) with grace... When I kissed his hand in early 1960 he was eighty-six years old and I was around eighteen. He introduced me to the one who opened the doors to understanding, first the external then the internal world, that is, it was he who introduced Rasullullah (saw) to me... What’s more, I witnessed his spiritual guidance during the most important events of my life. May he forever be bestowed grace from Allah’s decree, may he be presented with perfection eternally!
It was Haji Osman Efendy from Madina who taught me this prayer of Rasulullah (saw). He would recommend that this prayer be written on a paper and carried by those who are experiencing various struggles... Therefore, I also recommend it. Because...
Among the jinn there are those known as Ifrit who are very strong. When the Ifrit received the news that the Rasul of Allah (saw) ascended during the event of Miraj, they became very worried, thinking “If Muhammad ascends to the heavens and unites with Allah, nothing will be able to proceed him” so with all their might they attacked the Rasul of Allah (saw). In that moment, Gabriel (as) revealed this prayer to the Rasul of Allah (saw) and taught him to be protected through this prayer. When the Rasul of Allah (saw) read this prayer, all the jinn were burnt... Now, knowing how this prayer emerged from such an event, we are free to value it as we like.
يَاحَىُّ يَاقَيُّومُ يَا ذَا لْجَلاَلِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ أَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تُحْيِي قَلْبِى بِنُورِمَعْرِفَتِكَ أَبَدًا يَا أَللهُ يَا أَللهُ يَا أَللهُ يَابَدِيعَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ
Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyoom Yaa dha l-jalaali wa l-ikraam asaluka an tuhyeeya qalbi binoori m`aarifatika abadan Yaa Allah Yaa Allah Yaa Allah Yaa Badee`u s-samawaati wa l-ard
(Oh the) Absolute Alive, Perpetually Self Sufficient, Exhaulted Giver! I ask (enlgihtenment) from You, eternally awaken my heart with the light (nur) of gnosis! Oh Allah, who brings together the heavens and earth with none like it in existence!
Those who read this prayer 40 times just before praying the morning salat, and who repeat this for 40 days, will immediately start to see its benefits.
What is meant by “eternally awaken my heart with the light (nur) of gnosis” is this: In Islamic terminology, the word ‘heart’ is used to refer to ‘consciousness’. The heart/conciousness can only be awakened through the ‘light (nur) of gnosis’... so then, what is the light (nur) of gnosis?
With the light (nur) of belief and faith,one can surpass the boundaries of the mind (and reach awareness), yet with the light (nur) of gnosis, one can attain the capacity to further evaluate the realities that are beyond the minds boundaries (and reach enlightenment).
Consistently, throughout our entire life, may Allah never, not even for one moment, deprive us of the light (nur) of belief and faith nor of the light (nur) of gnosis...
Since the one who is deprived of the light (nur) of belief and faith will live blindly with a blocked mind and the one deprived of the light (nur) of gnosis will never be able to comprehend, contemplate or evaluate the realities beyond the boundaries of the mind.
For this reason, at every oppurtunity, we should ask Allah to bestow us with the light (nur) of belief, faith and gnosis, eternally and without cease.
رَبَّ إِنّى مَغْلُوبٌ فَانْتَصِرْ وَاجْبُرْ قَلْبِى الْمُنْكَسِرْ وَاجْمَعْ شَمْلِى الْمُدَّثِرْ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الرَّحْمٰنُ الْمُقْتَدِرُ إِكْفِنِى يَا كَافِى فَأَنَا الْعَبْدُ الْمُفْتَقِرُ وَكَفَى بِاللهِ وَلِيًّا وَكَفَى بِاللهِ نَصِيرًا ‘ إِنَّ الشِّرْكَ لَظُلْمٌ عَظِيمٌ وَمَا ﷲُ يُرِيدُ ظُلْمًا لِلْعِباَدِ فَقُطِعَ دَابِرُ الْقَوْمِ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا وَالْحَمْدُ ِللهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
Rabbi inni maghloobun faantasir wajbur qalbi l-munkasir wajm`aa shamli l-muddathir innaka anta r-rahmaanu l-muqtadir ikfini yaa kaafee fa’anaa l-`abdul muftaqiru wa kafaa billahi l-waliyyan wa kafaa billahi l-naseera, inna ashshirka lathulmun adheem wa maa Allahu yureedu thulman lil-`ibaadi, faquti`a daabiru l-qawmi l-ladheena thalamoo wa l-hamdu lillahi rabbil `alameen
My Rabb, I am defeated; allow me to succeed with Your Help... My heart (the faculty with which I feel the reality) has parted to pieces; restore it to wholeness, unity and oneness... Restore and collect my shattered heart (scattered cognitive perception that is unable to percieve unity), which has been veiled (from its original state), for You, yes You are the Absolute Muqtadir and You are the Rahman (the source of all potentials). Help me, O Qafi (Sufficient One), for I am Your servant who has nothing (I, with all my being am owned by You and fully dependent on You). As Wali, the One denoted through the name ‘Allah’ (one’s essential reality) is enough! As Nasr (protector from enemies) the One denoted through the Name ‘Allah’ (one’s essential reality) is enough!.... Surely shirq (duality) is a great injustice! And Allah does not will injustice upon His servants. Those who inflict injustice are severed! Hamd belongs to the Rabb of all the worlds.
I have included this significant prayer, which was taught by the eminent Ghawth al-Azam (great spiritual pillar) Abdulqadir Jilani, for the good fortune of this book. Ghawth al-Azam Abdulqadir Jilani, a great saint from whom believers throughout the ages have sought spiritual strength and guidance, has recommended this prayer to whoever finds themselves in difficulties. It is to be read seven times in the morning and night. InshaAllah, we will be of those who benefit from this prayer.
 Musnad of Ahmad ibn Hanbal.