Path to Light

Wird of al-Haydariyah al-Shadhiliyah

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The Wird

A’udhu billa sameeul aleem mina shaytan irajeem (x3)

I seek refuge in Allah from the evil shaytan (x3)

Bismillahi Rahmanir Raheem

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

Allah hooma inni asalooka bi Rahmatika alatee

wasi’at kulla shay

wabi qudrati ka alatee Qaharta biha kulla shay

wa khada laha kullu shay

wa dhalla laha kullu shay

wa bi jabarutika allatee ghalabta biha kulla shay

wa bi izzatika allatee la  Yaqumu laha shay

wa bi adhamatika allatee mala’at kulla shay

wa bi nuri waj-hika alladhee ada’a lahu kullu shay

Oh Allah, I ask You by Your mercy,

which embraces all things; by Your strength,

through which You dominate all things,

toward which all things are humble and before which all things are lowly;

by Your invincibility, through which you overwhelm all things,

by Your might, which nothing can resist;

and by the light of Your face, through which all things are illuminated!

Ya Nooru Ya Quddus

Ya Awwalal awwalin

Ya Akhiral akhirin

Oh Light!  Oh Sacred!

Oh First of those who are first and

Last of those who are last!

Ya Rabbu! Ya Rabbu! Ya Rabb!

Ya Karimu! Ya Karimu! Ya Karim!

Bi Rahamatika Ya Arhamar-Rahimin

Oh Lord! Oh Lord! Oh Lord!

Oh All-generous! Oh All-generous! Oh All-generous!

By Your mercy, Oh Most Merciful of the merciful.

Asluka bihaqqika wa qudsika wa adhami

sifatika wa asmaika

An taj’ala Awqati fi’l layli wa’n nahari

bi-dhikrika ma’murah

wa bi-khidmatika mausulutan

wa a’mali indaka maqbulah

Hatta takuna a’mali wa awradi

Kulluha wirdan wahida

I ask You by Your Truth, Your Holiness

and the greatest of Your Attributes and

Names, that You make my nights and

days filled with Your remembrance and

joined to Your service and my actions

acceptable to You, so that my actions

and my litanies may all be a single litany.

Ya Rabbu! Ya Rabbu! Ya Rabb!

Ya Karimu! Ya Karimu! Ya Karim!

Bi-rahmatika ya Arhamar-Rahimin!

Oh Lord! Oh Lord! Oh Lord!

Oh All-generous! Oh All-generous! Oh All-generous!

By Your mercy, Oh Most Merciful of the merciful!

Innaka Qadirun ‘ala ma tasha

Tu’til mulka liman tasha

wa tunzi’ul-mulka mimman tasha

wa tu’izzu man tasha

wa tudhillu man tasha

Surely You have power over all things.

You give the kingdom to whom You will,

and You seize the kingdom from whom

You will; You exalt whom You will, and

You abase whom You will; in Your hand

is the good; You are powerful over all things.

Bi yadikal-khayru innaka ‘ala kulli shay’in Qadir Tulijul-layla fin-nahari wa tuliju nahara fil-layl

Wa tukhrijul-hayya minal-mayyiti wa tukhrijul-mayyita minal Hayy

Wa tarzuqu man tasha’u bi-ghayri hisab

You make the night to enter into the day and You make the day to enter into the night;

You bring forth the living from the dead and You bring forth the dead from the living;

and You provide for whomsoever You will without reckoning.

La ilaha illa anta subhanaka ‘llahumma wa bi-hamdik

There is no god but You!  Glory be to You, Oh Allah, and Yours is the praise!

Ya Rabbu! Ya Rabbu! Ya Rabb!

Ya Karimu! Ya Karimu! Ya Karim!

Bi Rahmatika Ya Arhamar-Rahimin

Oh Lord! Oh Lord! Oh Lord!

Oh All-generous! Oh All-generous! Oh All-generous!

By Your mercy, Oh Most Merciful of the merciful!

 Allahumma inni asluka bismika ‘llahir-Rahmanir-Rahim

Ya Dhal-Jalali wal-ikram

Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum

Ya la illaha illa anta

Ya huwa ya man la ya’lamu ma hu

Wa la kayfa hu

wa la ayna hu

wa la haythu huwa illa hu

Ya dhal-mulki wal-malakuti  Ya dhal-izzati wal-jabarut

Ya Maliku Ya Quddusu Ya Salamu Ya Mu’minu

Ya Muhayminu

Ya ‘Azizu Ya Jabbaru Ya Mutakabbiru

Ya Khaliqu Ya Bariu

Ya Musawwiru Ya Mufidu Ya Mudabbiru

Ya Shadidu Ya Mubdiu

Ya Mu’idu Ya Mubidu Ya Wadudu Ya Mahmudu Ya Ma’bud

Ya Ba’idu Ya Qaribu Ya Mujibu Ya Raqibu Ya Hasib

Oh Allah, truly, I ask You by Your Name, Allah, the All-merciful, All-compassionate!

Oh Possessor of majesty and splendour!

Oh Living! Oh Self-subsistent!

Oh You whom there is no god but You!

Oh He! Oh He Whom none knows what He is,

nor How He is,

nor Where He is,

nor in what respect He is but He!

Oh Possessor of the dominion and the kingdom!

Oh Possessor of might and invincibility!

Oh King! Oh All-sacred!

Oh All-peaceable!

Oh All-faithful! Oh All-preserver! Oh All-mighty!

Oh All-compeller!

Oh All-sublime! Oh Creator! Oh Maker!

Oh Shaper!

Oh Benefiter! Oh Director! Oh Severe!

Oh Originator! Oh Returner! Oh Destroyer! Oh All-loving! Oh All-praiseworthy! Oh All-worshipful! Oh Far! Oh Near! Oh Responder! Oh Watcher! Oh Reckoner! Oh Innovator!

Ya Badi’u Ya Rafi’u Ya Mani’u Ya Sami’u

Ya ‘Alimu

Ya Halimu Ya Karimu Ya Hakimu Ya Qadimu

Ya ‘Aliyy

Ya ‘Adhimu Ya Hannanu Ya Mannanu

Ya Dayyanu Ya Musta’anu

Ya Jalilu Ya Jamilu Ya Wakilu Ya Kafilu

Ya Muqilu

Ya Munilu Ya Nabilu Ya Dalilu Ya Hadiyu Ya Badi

Ya Awwalu Ya Akhiru Ya Dhahiru Ya Batinu

Ya Qa’imu

Ya Da’imu Ya ‘Alimu Ya Hakimu Ya Qadiyu

Ya ‘Adilu

Ya Fasilu Ya Wasilu Ya Tahiru Ya Mutahhiru

Ya Qadiru

Ya Muqtadiru Ya Kabiru Ya Mutakabbiru Ya Wahidu Ya Ahad

Ya Samadu

Ya Man lam yalid wa lam yulad

Wa lam yakun lahu kufu’an Ahad

Oh Exalter! Oh Inaccessible! Oh All-hearing!

Oh All-knowing! Oh All-clement!

Oh All-generous! Oh All-wise!  Oh Eternal!

Oh All-high! Oh All-tremendous!

Oh All-comforting! Oh All-gracious! Oh Accounter!

Oh Recourse! Oh All-majestic!

Oh All-beautiful! Oh Guardian! Oh Surety!

Oh Annuller! Oh Obtainer!

Oh All-noble! Oh Leader! Oh Guide! Oh All-apparent! Oh First!

Oh Last! Oh Outward! Oh Inward! Oh All-steadfast! Oh Everlasting!

Oh Knower! Oh Decider! Oh Judge! Oh Just!

Oh Separator!

Oh Joiner!

Oh Pure! Oh Purifier! Oh All-powerful! Oh All-able! Oh All-great!

Oh All-sublime! Oh One! Oh Unique!

Oh Everlasting Refuge!

Oh He Who begets not and was not begotten, and equal to whom there is none.

Ya man ‘ala fa qahar

Ya man malaka fa qadar

Ya man batana fa khabar

Ya man ‘ubida fa shakar

Ya man ‘usiya fa ghafar

Oh He who is exalted and dominates!

Oh He who is master and exercises power!

Oh He who is inward and aware!

Oh He who is worshipped and thankful!

Oh He who is disobeyed and forgives!

Ya man la tahwihil-fikru wa la yudrikuhu basar wa la yakhfa ‘alayhi athar

Oh he who is not encompassed by thoughts, nor perceived by vision and from whom no trace remains hidden!

Ya Raziqal-Bashar

Ya Muqaddira kulli Qadar

Ya ‘aliyal-Makan

Ya Shadidal-arkan

Ya Mubaddila ‘Zaman

Ya Qabilal-Qurban

Ya Dhal-manni wal-ihsan

Ya Dhal-izzati was-Sultan

Ya Rahimu Ya Rahman

Ya Man Huwa Kullu Yawmin fi Sha’n

Ya man la yashghuluhu sha’nun ‘an sha’n

Ya ‘adhimash-sha’n

Ya man huwa bi-kulli makan

Oh Provider of mankind!

Oh Determiner of every lot!

Oh Lofty of place!

Oh Firm in supports!

Oh Transformer of Time!

Oh Acceptor of sacrifices!

Oh Possessor of graciousness and benevolence!

Oh Possessor of might and force!

Oh All-compassionate! Oh All-merciful!

Oh He who is every day upon some labour!

Oh He who is not distracted from one labour by another!

Oh Tremendous in rank!

Oh He who is in every place!

Ya Sami’al-aswat

Ya Mujibad-da’wat

Ya Munjihat-talibat

Oh He who hears all sounds!

Oh He who answers all supplications!

Oh He who fulfils all entreaties!

Ya Qadiyal-hajat

Ya Munzilal-barakat

Ya Rahimal-abarat

Ya Muqilal-atharat

Ya Kashifal-kurubat

Ya Waliyal-hasanat

Ya Rafi’ad-darajat

Ya Mu’tiyas-su’lat

Ya Muhyil-amwat

Ya Jami’a ‘sh-shatat

Ya Mutalli’an ‘alan-niyyat

Ya Radda ma qad fat

Ya Ajwadal-ajwadin

Ya Akramal-akramin

Oh He who provides all needs!

Oh He who sends down blessings!

Oh He who has mercy upon tears!

Oh He who cancels out false steps!

Oh he who removes troubles!

Oh He who sponsors good things!

Oh He who exalts in rank!

Oh He who bestows requests!

Oh He who gives life to the dead!

Oh He who gathers all scattered things!

Oh He who is aware of all intentions!

Oh He who brings back what has passed away!

Oh Most Munificent of the most munificent!

Oh Most Generous of the most generous!

Ya Ghiyathal-mustaghithin

Ya Ghayatat-talibin

Oh Helper of those who seek aid!

Oh Goal of the seekers!

Ya Rabbu! Ya Rabbu! Ya Rabb!

Ya Karimu! Ya Karimu! Ya Karim!

Bi Rahmatika Ya Arhamar Rahimin

Oh Lord! Oh Lord! Oh Lord!

Oh All-generous! Oh All-generous! Oh All-generous!

By Your mercy, Oh Most Merciful of the merciful!

Ya man yubdiyil-khalqa thumma Yu’iduh

Ya man ilayhi yarja’ul-amru kulluh

Ya man adh-hara fi kulli shay’in lutfah

Ya man ahsana kulla shay’in khalqah

Oh He who brings forth creation then returns it!

Oh He to whom all affairs return!

Oh He who revealed in everything His subtle grace!

Oh He who perfected everything He created!

Ya Habiba man la Habiba lah

Ya Tabiba man la tabiba lah

Ya Mujiba man la mujiba lah

Ya Shafiqa man la shafiqa lah

Ya Rafiqa man la rafiqa lah

Ya Mughitha man la mughitha lah

Oh Beloved of him who has not beloved!

Oh Doctor for him who has no doctor!

Oh Answerer for him who has none to answer for him!

Oh Patron for him who has no patron!

Oh Friend for him who has no friend!

Oh Succourer for him who has no succourer!

Ya Dalila man la dalila lah

Ya Anisa man la anisa lah

Ya Rahima man la rahima lah

Ya Sahiba man la sahiba lah

Oh Guide for him who has no guide!

Oh Intimate friend for him who has no intimate friends!

Oh Merciful to him for whom there is no merciful!

Oh Companion for him who has no companion!

Ya awwala kulli shain wa akhirah

Ya ilaha kulli shayin wa wakilah

Ya Rabba kulli shay’in wa sani’ah

Ya Bariya kulli shay’in wa khaliqah

Oh First of everything and the Last!

Oh God of everything and its Trustee!

Oh Lord of everything and its Producer!

Oh Maker of everything and its Creator!

Ya Qabida kulli shay’in wa basitah

Ya Mubdiya kulli shay’in wa mu’idah

Ya Munshi’a kulli shay’in wa muqaddirah

Ya Mukawwina kulli shay’in wa muhawwilah

Ya Muhyi kulli shay’in wa mumitah

Ya Khaliqa kulli shay’in wa warithah

Oh Constrictor of everything and its Expander!

Oh Originator of everything and its Returner!

Oh Establisher of everything and its Apportioner!

Oh Shaper of everything and its Transformer!

Oh Bringer to life of everything and its Bringer to death!

Oh Creator of everything and its Inheritor!

Ya Rabbu! Ya Rabbu! Ya Rabb!

Ya Karimu! Ya Karimu! Ya Karim!

Bi Rahmatika Ya Arhamar Rahimin

Oh Lord! Oh Lord! Oh Lord!

Oh All-generous! Oh All-generous! Oh All-generous!

By Your mercy, Oh Most Merciful of the merciful!

Allahumma inni asluka Islaman sahihan Yas-habuhul-istislamu li-awamirika wa nawahik

Oh Allah! We ask You for sound Islam (submission) accompanied by submission to Your orders and prohibitions;

Wa imanan khalisan rasikhan thabitan mahfudhan min jami’i ‘sh-shubahi wal-mahalik

and for pure iman (faith with knowledge), firmly established, enduring, protected from all ambiguities and dangers;

Wa ihsanan yazujju bina fi hadharatil-ghuyubi wa natatahharu

Bihi min anwa’il-ghafalati wa sa’iril-’uyub

and for ihsan (good acts) that will drive us into the presence of the unseen - may we be purified by it from every kind of negligence and defect;

Wa iqanan yakshifu lana ‘an hadharatil-asma’i wa yarhalu bina ila mushahadati anwari tajalliyyati ‘dh-dhat

and  for the yaqin (certainty) which will reveal to us the presences of the Names and Attributes by which we will be carried into the direct witnessing of the lights of the self-manifestations of the essence;

Wa ‘ilman nafi’an nafqahu bihi kayfa nata’addabu ma’aka wa nunajika fi ‘s-salawat

Wa amla’ qulubana bi-anwari ma’rifatika hatta nash-hada qayyumiyyatikas-sariyata fi jami’il-makhluqat

Wa-j’alna min ahli da’iratil-fadlil-mahbubina ladayk

Wa minar-rasikhinal-mutamakkinina fit-tawakkuli wa sidqil-itimadi alayku

Wa Haqqiq raja’ana bil-ijabati Ya Karimu Ya Wahhabu fi kulli ma sa’alnak

Wa la takilna Ya Mawlana fi jami’i harakatina wa sakanatina ila ahadin siwak

Fa innaka ‘awwadtana ihsanaka min aqbli su’alina wa nahnu fi butunil-ummahat

Wa Rabbaytana bi-latifi rububiyyatika tarbiyatan taqsuru ‘an idrakihal-’uqulul-munawwarat

Fa nasluka bi-nabiyyika ‘lladhi faddaltahu ‘ala sa’iril-anbiya’i wal-mursalin

and for useful ‘ilm (knowledge) through which we may understand how to conduct ourselves in Your presence and how to confide in You in prayer.

Fill our hearts with the lights of Your gnosis so that we may witness Your All-sustaining Gatheredness flowing in all created things.

Let us be among the circle of Your bounty, beloved in Your presence and among the firmly grounded and enduring in trust and sincerity of dependence on You.

Realize our hope with the answer to all that we ask, Oh All-generous, Oh All-giving!

Do not, Oh Master, let us rely on any other than You in stillness or in action.

You have accustomed us to Your perfect generosity before we even asked for it while we were in our mother’s wombs.

You have raised us with the subtle grace of Your lordship over existence in a manner far beyond the perception of illuminated intellects.

We ask You, Oh Allah, by Your Prophet, whom You have preferred above all other prophets and messengers,

Wa bi-rasulika lladhi ja’alta risalatahu ‘ammatan wa rahmatan lil-khala’iqi ajma’in

An tusalliya wa tusallima ‘alayhi wa ‘alihi salatan wa salaman nanalu bihima mahabbatahu wa mutaba’atahu fil-aqwali wal-af’ali wal-muraqabati wal-mushahadati wal-adabi wal-akhlaqi wal-ahwal

Wa nasluka Ya Mawlana bi-jahihi an tahaba lana ‘ilman nafi’an yantafi’u bihi kullu sami’in wa takhsha’u lahul-qulub wa taqsha’irru minhul-julud wa tajri lahul-madami’

Innaka antal-qadirul-muridul-’alimul-hayyul-wasi’

Sub-hana rabbika rabbil izzati ‘amma yasifun Wa salamun ‘ala’l mursalin Wa’l hamdu lillahi rabbi’l ‘alamin

Ya Rabbu! Ya Rabbu! Ya Rabb!

Ya Karimu! Ya Karimu! Ya Karim!

Bi Rahmatika Ya Arhamar Rahimin

 

and by Your Messenger whose message You made universal and a mercy to all creation to bless him and his family and grant them a peace by which we may attain his love and follow him in words, deeds, in watching-practice, witnessing, courtesy, morals and states.

We ask You, Oh Master, by his rank, to grant us that useful knowledge through which every listener may profit and every heart may be made humble, and at which the skin may thrill and the tears flow.

You are the All-powerful, the Wilful, the Knowing, the Living, the Vast.

Glory be to your Lord, the Lord of might, above all that they describe, and peace be upon the messengers, and praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

Oh Lord! Oh Lord! Oh Lord!

Oh All-generous! Oh All-generous! Oh All-generous!

By Your Mercy, Oh Most Merciful of the Merciful!

La ilaha illallah  (x10)

La ilaha illallah Muhammad un Rasulu’llah (x3)

Allahhu Latifun bi-’ibadihi yarzuqu man yasha’u wa huwal-qawiyyul-aziz  (x10)

There is no god but Allah. (x10)

There is no got but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. (x3)

Allah is Latif with His slaves. He gives wealth to whom He chooses, and He is the Strong, the Inestimably Precious. (x10)

Ala Ya Latifu Ya Latifu lakal-lutfu fa antal-latifu minka yashmalunal-lutfu

Latifu Latifu innani mutawassilun bi-lutfika fa-lutf bi wa qad nazalal-lutfu

Bi-lutfika ‘udhna Ya Latifu wa ha nahnu dakhalna fi wastil-lutfi wansadalal-lutfu

Najawna bi-lutfi ‘llahi dhil-lutfi innahu latifun latifun lutfuhu da’iman lutfu

Alay Ya Hafidhu Ya Hafidhu lakal-hifdhu fa antal hafidhu minka yashmalunal-hifdhu

Hafidhu Hafidhu innana natawassalu bi-Hifdhika fahfadhna wa qad nazalal-Hifdhu

Bi-Hifdhika ‘udhna Ya Hafidhu wa ha nahnu dakhalna fi wastil-hifdhi wansadalal-hifdhu

Najawna bi-Hifdhi ‘llahi dhil-hifdhi innahu Hafidhun Hafidhun Hifdhuhu da’iman Hifdhu

Bi-jahi imamil-mursalina Muhammadin fa-lawlahu ‘aynul-Hifdhi ma nazalal-Hifdhu

‘Alayhi salatu ‘llahi ma qala munshidun ala Ya Hafidhu Ya Hafidhu lakal-Hifdhu

Ala ya Latifu, ya Latifu, the lutf is Yours!

You are the Latif, and from You the lutf engulfs us.

Ya Latifu, ya Latifu, I beg You by Your lutf - be the lutf to me - and the lutf has descended!

Ya Latifu, we have hidden in Your lutf - we have gone into the centre of lutf - and the lutf has descended!

We have been freed by the lutf of Allah, the Possessor of lutf, Latifu, Latifu, His lutf is always that.

Ala Ya Hafidhu, ya Hafidhu, the hifdh is Yours! You are the Hafidhu, and from You the hifdh engulfs us.

Ya Hafidhu, ya Hafidhu, I beg You by Your hifdh - be the hifdh to me - and the hifdh has descended.

Ya Hafidhu, we have hidden in Your hifdh - we have gone into the centre of hifdh - and the hifdh has descended.

We have been freed by the hifdh of Allah, the Possessor of hifdh. Hifdhu, Hafidhu, His hifdh is always that.

By the rank of the Imam of the messengers, Muhammad, were he not the source of the hifdh, then it would not have descended.

Blessings be upon him as long as there is one who chants: ‘Ya hafidhu, ya hafidhu, the hifdh is Yours!’

La ilaha illallah (x10)

La ilaha illallah Muhammad un Rasulullah

There is no god but Allah! (x10)

There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.