Sunday, April 23, 2006

Dhikr formulas

"And repeat frequently that dhikr with which God has favoured us among His friends and which is taken from the divine presence[1], that is, "la ilaaha illa Allah Muhammad rasool Allah, fee kulli lam7a wa nafas 3adada ma wasi3ahu 3ilm Allah". And dictate this dhikr to the brethren, for its results are great; but how many times it should be repeated depends on one's ability."

translation:

" 'There is no god but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God' in every glance and every breath, to the number that only God's knowledge can comprehend. "


- Ahmad Ibn Idris in his letter to Muhammad Uthman al-Mirghani.
The Letters of Ahmad ibn Idris pg 71.

[1] In Kunuz al-jawahir Ibn Idris explains that he learned this formula from al-Khidr in the presence of the Prophet (pbuh)

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