Path to Light

A selection of diwans of
Shaykh Muhammad ibn al-Habib

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Remembrance of My Lord

aheemu wahdee bi dhikri rabbee

fa dhikru rabee huwa 'sh-shifaa'u

I am ecstatic, alone, in the dhikr of my Lord. The dhikr of my Lord - it is the cure.

ahbabtu rabban huwa 'timaadee

li kulli shay'in huwa yashaa'u

I have loved a Lord - on Whom I can count in each single thing - it is He who decrees:

wa kullu hubbin li ghayri rabbee

feehi 'l-'adhaabu feehi 'sh-shaqaa'u

And in each love for what is other-than-He, in it is pain - in it is grief.

yaa fawza faanin 'ani 'l-fanaa'i

lahu 'l-hayaatu lahu 'l-baqaa'u

Oh the victory of the one annihilated beyond annihilation. He will have life! and going-on!

yaa rabbi salli 'ala Muhammad

min dhaatihi 'n-nooru wa 'd-diyaa'u

Oh Lord bless Muhammad! From his essence light! Radiance too!

wa aalihi wa 's-sahbi 'l-kiraami

lahum 'uhoodun lahum wafaa'u

His Family and noble Companions. They make the trusts! They keep them too!