يَامُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِى عَلَى دِينِكَ
Ya muqalliba l-quluba thabbit qalbi `alaa deenika
O the One who turns the hearts, turn my heart to stay stable upon Your system.
It was asked from Ummu Salama (ra):
“Oh mother of the believers, when Allah’s Rasul was with you, which prayer did he make the most?”
The blessed wife of the Rasul of Allah (saw) explained:
“The prayer that Rasulullah made most was: O the One who turns the hearts, turn my heart to stay stable upon Your religion. So I asked him ‘why do you mostly make this prayer?’ To which he answered: O Ummu Salama, the truth is there is no one who is not between the two fingers of Allah, He will secure whom He wills and let slip whom He wills!”
Those whose rising or moon sign is in Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces are seriously recommended to read this prayer.
أَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَجْعَلُكَ فِى نُحُورِهِمْ وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شُرُورِهِمْ
Allahumma inna naj`aluka fee noorihim wa na`udhubika min shuroorihim
Oh Allah, I ask that You face them and that You protect (me) from their evils.
This is a highly important prayer that our master Rasulullah (saw) taught us. It is a prayer that deserves our full and serious attention. Why is this so?
It is absolutely normal that in the face of danger man will strive to respond with their personal ability.
Likewise, it is normal that they may turn to and ask for help from Allah.
However, there is a fine point in this prayer that needs attention. Our Master, with this prayer, is asking the divine power to respond instead of the ‘person self’. This divine power may express itself from outside and stand up against the danger or it may manifest from one’s own being.
Furthermore, we may better comprehend this prayer if we look at such situations in the light of the verse “And you threw not (the arrow) when you (illusory self; ego) threw, but it was Allah who threw!”
Hence, in the same way, prayer is made for the divine to defend… But I do not want to open this any further, whoever wants to understand in a deeper way may themselves show effort to do so.
أَللَّهُمَّ أَخْرِجْنِى مِنْ ظُلُمَاتِ الْوَهْمِ وَأَكْرِمْنِى بِنُورِ الْفَهْمِ
Allahumma akhrijni min zhulumaati l-wahmi wa akrimini bi noori l-fahmi
Oh Allah, take me out of the darkness of doubt and bless me with Your Nur (Light).
Those who follow the path of Sufism will know that the worst problem for mankind is to be trapped in DOUBT. The thickest veil that separates man from Allah is the veil of DOUBT.
Immediately, unity with Allah will be reached when the veil of DOUBT is lifted and understanding will be bestowed with the Nur of Allah. One will attain awareness! Only those who have reached and tasted this state will truly understand how great a blessing this is!
If, indeed, while still alive in this world you want to be freed from DOUBT and reach AWARENESS, then continue to read this prayer at least 100 times a day.
رَبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا وَفَهْمًا وَ إِىمَانًا وَيَقِينًا صَادِقًا
Rabbi zidnee `ilman wa fahman wa eemanan wa yaqeenan saadiqa
My Rabb, increase my knowledge, understanding, faith and loyalty with certainty (yakeen).
This is a comprehensive prayer that encompasses a few very important factors. Rasullullah is commanded in the Quran to say ‘Increase my knowledge’ and throughout hadith we find he has asked for understanding, faith, loyalty and divine closeness or certainty (yakeen).
Strengthening of faith is very important since the degree of one’s faith determines their freedom from the mind barriers formed by conditionings. For whatever cannot be accepted due to the conditionings of the mind, can be reached through a strengthened level of faith. There is expounded information on this subject in both my written book and audio recordings titled Mind and Faith (Akil ve Iman). You can find, in this text, descriptive information on the point up until which you can use the mind, and then from which point you need to revert to faith to gain greater understanding.
As for certainty (yakeen), there is a state of certainty that leads to disbelief (kufur) or ‘covering of the truth’... Then there is a state of certainty that results in loyalty and reunion! ‘Certainty’ is the experiential living of the truth ‘Allah is Eternal’.
May Allah make it easy!
Those who recite this prayer at least 100 times a day will encounter many of its benefits within a few months.
وَأَنزَلَ ﷲُعَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَعَلَّمَكَ مَا لَمْ تَكُنْ تَعْلَمُ
Wa anzala l-Llahu `alayka l-kitaaba wa l-hikmata wa allamaka maa lam takun t`alamu
Allah revealed (from the dimension of Names to your consciousness) the Book (knowledge of the reality) and Wisdom (the knowledge of religion and sunnatullah) to you, and taught you that which you did not know...