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SHYKH ABDUL-QADIR-JELANI

Glad Tidings of Good Things

Introduction

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the All-


Compassionate.

Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim.

Praise be to Allah, who has graciously endowed us with


faith. Blessing and peace be upon the master of the
realms of being, and upon his family and his
Companions, at every moment and at all times.
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It is related of the Shaikh of the Community, the Imam
of the Imams, the chieftain of the nobles, the Cardinal
Pole of the Cardinal Poles [Qutb al-Aqtab], the Supreme
Helper [al-Ghawth al-Azam] and the most generous
protector, my master, Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, that he said
to one of his brethren in Allah (Exalted is He):
Accept these invocations of blessing [salawat] from me,
for I received them by way of inspiration [ilham] from
Allah (Exalted is He), then I presented them to the
Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). I intended
to ask him about their special merit, but he answered
me before I asked him, and he said to me:
They have a special merit that is something too
tremendous to be calculated. They raise those who
adopt them to the highest degrees, and cause them to
reach the farthest goals. If someone seeks to achieve
some purpose by them, he will not be turned away
disappointed. His idea will not be frustrated, and his
supplication will not be rejected. If someone recites
them, even one time only, or carries them with him,
Allah will grant forgiveness to him and to those who are
with him in his company.
When his final moment is at hand, four of the angels of
mercy will be present beside him. The first will keep
Satan away from him. The second will inspire him to
utter the profession of faith [kalimat ash-shahada]. The
third will quench his thirst with a cup from the River of
Abundance [al-Kawthar]. The fourth will hold in his
hand a vessel of gold, filled with the fruits of the Garden
of Paradise, giving him the glad tidings of a dwelling in
the Garden, and saying to him: Be of good cheer, O
servant of Allah! So he will look at Him and see Him
with his eye, before his spirit departs.
He will enter his grave with a feeling of security, happy
and cheerful, and he will experience no loneliness and
no confinement therein. Forty doorways of mercy will be
opened for him, and the like thereof of light. When he is
raised up on the Day of Resurrection, an angel will bring
him good news from his right, and an angel will reassure
him from his left. He will be dressed in two fine
garments, and a well-bred steed will be guided to him for
him to ride. He will suffer no distress and no remorse,
and he will be subjected to an easy reckoning. When he
passes across the Bridge of Hell, the Fire will say to
him: Make a quick escape, O emancipated slave of
Allah! I am forbidden to touch you.
He will enter the Garden of Paradise in the company of
the righteous forebears, and in the Garden he will be
given forty domes of white silver. Each dome will
contain a palace of gold, and in each palace there will be
one hundred pavilions made of light. In each pavilion
there will be a raised couch made of silk brocade, and
upon each raised couch there will be a maiden, one of
the houries with those lovely eyes. Her body will consist
of the most fragrant perfume, as if it were the full moon
of the night of his consummation. Then he will be given
that which no eye has ever seen, of which no ear has
ever heard, and which has never occurred to the heart of
a human being.
According the traditional report [khabar], on the night
when the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace)
was transported to his Lord (Almighty and Glorious is
He), the Almighty One (Glorious and Exalted is He) said:
To whom does the earth belong, O Muhammad? He
replied: To You, O my Lord, so He said to him: To
whom do the heavens belong, O Muhammad? Again he
replied: To You, O my Lord, so He said to him: To
whom do the veils belong? Again he replied: To You, O
my Lord, so He said to him: To whom does the Pedestal
[Kursi] belong, O Muhammad? Again he replied: To
You, O my Lord, so He said to him: To whom do you
belong, O Muhammad? At this point, the Prophet (Allah
bless him and give him peace) bowed down in
prostration, and the sense of shame prevented him from
saying anything. The Almighty One (Glorious and
Exalted is He) then said: You belong to him who invokes
blessing upon you, and who does so with profound
respect and reverence.
My master, Shaikh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, then went on
to say:
This invocation of blessing is the one that befits this
Prophetic tradition [hadith]. It is the opening of seventy
doors of mercy, and it manifests marvels from the path
of the Garden of Paradise. It is better than someone who
emancipates a thousand souls, and immolates a
thousand sacrificial beasts, and donates a thousand
dinars [gold coins] to charitable causes, and fasts for a
thousand months. It contains a hidden secret, and it is
the means by which provisions are easy to obtain,
characters are refined, needs are satisfied, degrees are
exalted, sins are erased, faults are pardoned, and the
lowly are dignified.
My master, the firm support of the religion, also said:
This invocation of blessing is given to no one but the
perfect righteous man, for it is perfect in its qualities,
endowed with gracious favor. If some problem troubles
its owner, every invocation of it will be a means of access
for him in the presence of the noble Prophet, and every
Quranic verse in it will be an intercession in the
presence of the Almighty Patron. It is the invocation of
blessing of those who perform the ritual prayer, the
Quranic recitation of those who practice remembrance,
the admonition of those who heed advice, and the means
of access of those who seek access. It is the invocation
of blessing of the glorious Quran, and I have called it:
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of All the Worlds.
al-hamdu lillahi Rabbi l-alamin.
O Allah, grant blessing and peace
Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to the believers,
mubashshiri lil-muminina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:
And give glad tidings to the believers,
wa bashshiri l-muminin. (2:223)
and that Allah does not waste
wa anna llaha
the wage of the believers.
la yudiu ajra l-muminin. (3:171)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who remember,
mubashshiri lidh-dhakirina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

So remember Me, and I will remember you.


fa-dhkuru-ni adhkur-kum. (2:152)

Remember Allah with frequent remembrance,


[u] dhkuru llaha dhikran kathira:
and glorify Him at the dawn and in the evening.
wa sabbihu-hu bukratan wa asila.

He is the One who blesses you,


Huwa lladhi yusalli alai-kum
as do His angels, that He may bring you forth
wa malaikatu-hu li-yukhrija-kum
from darkness into light;
mina z-zulumati ila n-nur :
and to the believers He is All-Compassionate.
wa kana bil-muminina Rahima.

Their salutation on the day


tahiyyatu-hum yawma
when they shall meet Him will be: Peace!
yalqawna-hu salam :

And He has prepared for them a goodly recompense.


wa aadda la-hum ajran karima. (33:41-44)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who labor,
mubashshiri lil-amilina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

I do not waste the labor of any laborer


la udiu amala amilin
among you, whether male or female.
min-kum min dhakarin aw untha. (3:195)
Whoever does right, whether male or female,
wa man amila salihan min dhakarin aw untha
and is a believer,
wa huwa muminun
such will enter the Garden,
fa-ulaika yadkhuluna l-jannata
where they will be nourished without stint.
yurzaquna fi-ha bi-ghairi hisab. (40:40)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who turn back [to their Lord],
mubashshiri lil-awwabina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

He is always Forgiving
fa-inna-hu kana
to those who turn back [to Him].
li-l-awwabina Ghafura. (17:25)
They shall have whatever they will
la-hum ma yashauna
in the presence of their Lord.
inda Rabbi-him
That is the reward of those who are active in goodness.
dhalika jazau l-muhsinin. (39:34)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who repent,
mubashshiri lit-tawwabina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

Truly, Allah loves those who repent,


inna llaha yuhibbu t-tawwabina
and He loves those who keep themselves clean.
wa yuhibbu l-mutatahhirin. (2:222)
And He it is who accepts repentance
wa Huwa lladhi yaqbalu t-tawbata
from His servants, and pardons evil deeds.
an ibadi-hi wa yafu ani s-sayyiati. (42:25)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who are sincere,
mubashshiri lil-mukhlisina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

So whoever hopes for the meeting with his Lord,


fa-man kana yarju liqaa Rabbi-hi
let him do righteous work, and let him
fa-l-yamal amalan salihan
give no one any share at all
wa la yushrik
in the worship due unto his Lord,
bi-ibadati Rabbi-hi ahada. (18:110)

devoting the religion sincerely to Him.


mukhlisina la-hu d-din. (7:29)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who perform the ritual
prayer,
mubashshiri lil-musallina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

And establish the ritual prayer.


wa aqimi s-salah.
The ritual prayer helps to prevent
inna s-salata tanha
indecency and reprehensible behavior.
ani l-fahshai wa l-munkar. (29:45)
Enjoin what is right and fair,
wa mur bil-marufi
and forbid what is wrong and unfair,
wa nha ani l-munkari
and endure with patience whatever may befall you;
wa sbir ala ma asaba-k.
surely that is true constancy.
inna dhalika min azmi l-umur. (31:17)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to the humble-minded,
mubashshiri lil-khashiina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

Seek help in patience and prayer,


wa stainu bis-sabri wa s-salah :
though truly it is hard
wa inna-ha la-kabiratun
except for the humble-minded,
illa ala l-khashiin :

for those who know that they


alladhina yazununa anna-hum
will have to meet their Lord,
mulaqu Rabbi-him
and that unto Him they are returning.
wa anna-hum ilai-hi rajiun. (2:45,46)

[There are signs for] those who remember Allah,


alladhina yadhkuruna llaha qiyaman
standing and sitting and on their sides,
wa quudan wa ala junubi-him
and who reflect upon the creation of the heavens
wa yatafakkaruna fi khalqi s-samawati
and the earth: Our Lord, You have not
wa l-ard: Rabba-na ma khalaqta
created this in vain. Glory be to You!
hadha batila: subhana-ka
So guard us against the torment of the Fire.
fa-qi-na adhaba n-nar. (3:191)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who endure with patience,
mubashshiri lis-sabirina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

Surely the patiently enduring will be paid their wages


innama yuwaffa s-sabiruna
in full without reckoning.
ajra-hum bi-ghairi hisab. (39:10)
Such are those whom Allah guides,
ulaika lladhina hada-humu llahu
and such are those endowed with understanding.
wa ulaika hum ulu l-albab. (39:18)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to the fearful,
mubashshiri lil-khaifina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

But for him who fears the standing


wa li-man khafa maqama
before his Lord there shall be two gardens.
Rabbi-hi jannatan. (55:46)

But as for him who feared to stand before


wa amma man khafa
his Lord, and forbade the lower self
maqama Rabbi-hi wa naha n-nafsa
to follow passion,
ani l-hawa:

Surely the Garden [of Paradise]


fa-inna l-jannata
will be his final place of rest.
hiya l-mawa. (79:40,41)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who are truly devout,
mubashshiri lil-muttaqina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

And My mercy embraces all things,


wa rahmati wasiat kulla shai
so I shall prescribe it for those who are truly devout,
fa-sa-aktubu-ha lilladhina yattaquna
and who pay the alms-due,
wa yutuna z-zakata
and those who believe in Our signs;
wa lladhina hum bi-ayati-na yuminun.

Those who follow the Messenger,


alladhina yattabiuna r-Rasula n-
the Prophet who can neither read nor write,
Nabiyya l-ummiyya. (7:156ñ57)
Theirs will be a double reward for what they have done,
la-hum jazau d-difi bi-ma amilu
and they will dwell secure in lofty halls.
wa hum fi l-ghurufati aminun. (34:37)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who are humble,
mubashshiri lil-mukhbitina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

And give good tidings to the humble,


wa bashshiri l-mukhbitin:
whose hearts fear
alladhina idha dhukkira llahu
when Allah is mentioned,
wajilat qulubu-hum. (22:34,35)
And those who give that which they give
wa lladhina yutuna ma ataw
with hearts afraid, because they are about
wa qulubuhum wajilatun
to return unto their Lord. (23:60)
anna-hum ila Rabbi-him rajiun.

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who endure with patience,
mubashshiri lis-sabirina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

And give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere,


wa bashshiri s-sabirin :
to those who say, when a misfortune strikes them:
alladhina idha asabat-hum musibatun
To Allah we belong, and to Him we are returning.
qalu inna lillahi wa inna ilai-hi rajiun :
Such are they on whom are blessings
ulaika alai-him salawatun
from their Lord, and mercy.
min Rabbi-him wa rahma :
Such are the rightly guided.
wa ulaika humu l-muhtadun. (2:155-57)
I have rewarded them this day
inni jazaitu-humu l-yawma
because they were steadfast;
bi-ma sabaru
and they are indeed triumphant.
anna-humu l-faizun. (23:111)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who restrain their wrath,
mubashshiri lil-kazimina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

Those who restrain their wrath,


wa l-kazimina l-ghaiza
and pardon other people;
wa l-afina ani n-nas:
for Allah loves those who do good.
wa llahu yuhibbu l-muhsinin. (3:134)
But whoever pardons and makes amends,
fa-man afa wa aslaha
his wage is the affair of Allah.
fa-ajru-hu ala llah:
He does not love the wrongdoers.
inna-hu la yuhibbu z-zalimin. (42:40)
O Allah, grant blessing and peace
Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who are active in goodness,
mubashshiri lil-muhsinina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

And do good.
wa ahsinu inna llaha
Allah surely loves the beneficient.
yuhibbu l-muhsinin. (2:195)
If someone produces a good deed,
man jaa bil-hasanati
he shall have ten just like it,
fa-la-hu ashru amthali-ha
while whoever brings an evil deed
wa man jaa bis-sayyiati
will be awarded but the like thereof;
fa-la yujza illa mithla-ha
and they shall not be wronged.
wa hum la yuzlamun. (6:160)
O Allah, grant blessing and peace
Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who make charitable gifts,
mubashshiri limutasaddiqina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

And that you remit the debt as charity


wa an tasaddaqu
would be better for you, if you did but know.
khairun la-kum in kuntum talamun. (2:280)
Allah will requite the charitable.
inna llaha yajzi l-mutasaddiqin. (12:88)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who are truly devout,
mubashshiri lil-muttaqina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

And those who spend of what We have bestowed on


them.
wa mimma razqna-hum yunfiqun. (22:35)
And whatever you spend [in a good cause],
wa ma anfaqtum min shaiin
He will replace it.
fa-Huwa yukhlifu-h. (34:39)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who are thankful,
mubashshiri lish-shakirina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

And thank the bounty of your Lord


wa shkuru nimata llahi
if it is Him you serve.
in kuntum iyya-hu tabudun. (16:114)
If you are thankful, I will surely give you more;
la-in shakartum la-azidanna-kum
but if you are ungrateful,
wa la-in kafartum
My punishment is terrible indeed.
inna adhabi la-shadid. (14:7)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who ask,
mubashshiri lis-sailina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

I am Near.
fa-inni Qarib:
I answer the call of the caller,
ujibu dawata d-dai
when he calls out to Me.
idha daa-ni. (2:186)
Call upon Me and I will answer you.
[u] du-ni astajib la-kum. (40:60)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to the righteous,
mubashshiri lis-salihina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

The earth shall be the inheritance


anna l-arda yarithu-ha
of My righteous servants.
ibadiya s-salihun. (21:105)
Those are the inheritors
ulaika humu l-warithun:
Who will inherit Paradise,
alladhina yarithuna l-Firdaws:
wherein they will abide forever.
hum fi-ha khalidun. (23:10,11)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who are active in goodness,
mubashshiri lil-muhsinina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet.


inna llaha wa malaikata-hu yusalluna ala n-Nabiyy:
O you who believe, invoke blessings upon him
ya ayyuha lladhina amanu sallu alai-hi
and salute him with a worthy salutation.
wa sallimu taslima. (33:56)
He will give you
yuti-kum
twofold of His mercy and will appoint for you
kiflaini min Rahmati-hi wa yajal la-kum
a light by which to walk, and He will forgive you.
nuran tamshuna bi-hi wa yaghfir la-kum
Allah is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate.
wa llahu Ghafurun Rahim. (57:28)
O Allah, grant blessing and peace
Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to the recipients of glad tidings,
mubashshiri lil-mubashsharina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

Theirs are good tidings


la-humu l-bushra
in the life of this world and in the Hereafter
fi l-hayati d-dunya wa fi l-akhira:
there is no changing the words of Allah
la tabdila li-kalimati llah:
that is the mighty triumph.
dhalika huwa l-fawzu l-azim. (10:64)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to the triumphantly victorious,
mubashshiri lil-faizina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger,


wa man yutii llaha wa Rasula-hu
he has truly won a mighty victory.
fa-qad faza fawzan azima. (33:71)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to the pious abstainers,
mubashshiri liz-zahidina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

Wealth and children are the adornment


al-malu wa l-banuna
of the life of this world.
zinatu l-hayati d-dunya
But the abiding deeds of righteousness
wa l-baqiyatu s-salihatu
are better in your Lords sight for reward,
khairun inda Rabbiñka thawaban
and better in respect of hope.
wa khairun amala. (18:46)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to the unlettered ones,
mubashshiri lil-ummiyyina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

You are the best community that has ever


kuntum khaira ummatin
been brought into being for the sake of mankind.
ukhrijat li-n-nasi
You enjoin what is right and fair
tamuruna bil-marufi
and you forbid what is wrong and unfair.
wa tanhawna ani l-munkari. (3:110)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to the chosen ones,
mubashshiri lil-mustafina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

Then We gave the Book as inheritance to those


thumma awrathna l-Kitaba lladhi
whom We elected of Our servants.
nastafaina min ibadi-na
But of them are some who wrong themselves
fa-min-hum zalimun li-nafsi-h:
and of them are some who are lukewarm
wa min-hum muqtasid:
and of them are some who outstrip
wa min-hum sabiqun
through good deeds, by Allahs leave.
bil-khairi bi-idhni llah :
That is the great favor!
dhalika huwa l-fadlu l-kabir. (35:32)
O Allah, grant blessing and peace
Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to the sinners,
mubashshiri lil-mudhnibina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

Say: O my servants who have


qul ya ibaediya lladhina
transgressed against themselves,
asrafu ala anfusi-him
do not despair of the mercy of Allah;
la taqnatu min rahmati llah:
surely Allah forgives sins altogether;
inna llaha yaghfiru dh-dhunuba jamia:
He is indeed the All-Forgiving, the All-Compassionate.
inna-hu Huwa l-Ghafuru r-Rahim. (39:53)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those who seek forgiveness,
mubashshiri lil-mustaghfirina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

Yet whoever does evil or wrongs his own soul,


wa man yamal suan aw yazlim nafsa-hu
then seeks forgiveness from Allah,
thumma yastaghfiri llaha
will find Allah All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate.
yajidi llaha Ghafuran Rahima. (4:110)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to those drawn near,
mubashshiri lil-muqarrabina
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

But as for those to whom the reward most fair


inna lladhina sabaqat
has already gone forth from Us,
la-hum min-na l-husna
they shall be kept far from it.
ulaika an-ha mubadun.
They will not hear the slightest sound thereof,
la yasmauna hasisa-ha
while they abide in what their souls desire.
wa hum fi ma shtahat anfusu-hum khalidun.
The greatest terror will not grieve them,
la yahzunu-humu l-fazau l-akbaru
and the angels will welcome them, [saying]:
wa tatallaqa-humu l-malaika:
This is your Day
hadha yawmu-kumu lladhi
that you were promised.
kuntum tuadun. (21:101-103)

O Allah, grant blessing and peace


Allahumma salli wa sallim
to our master Muhammad, the bringer of glad tidings
ala sayyidi-na Muhammadini l-bashiri l-
and the conveyer, to the believers,
mubashshiri li
of what Allah the Magnificent has said:
bi-ma qala llahu l-Azim:

Men who surrender [to Allah], and women


inna l-muslimina wa l-muslimati
who surrender, and men who believe
wa l-muminina wa l-muminati
and women who believe, and men who obey
wa l-qanitina wa l-qanitati
and women who obey, and men who speak the truth
wa s-sadiqina wa s-sadiqati
and women who speak the truth,
wa s-sabirina wa s-sabirati
and men who persevere and women who persevere,
wa l-khashiina wa l-khashiati
and men who are humble and women who are humble,
wa l-mutasaddiqina
and men who give alms and women who give alms,
wa l-mutasaddiqati
and men who fast and women who fast,
wa s-saimina wa s-saimati
and men who guard their modesty
wa l-hafizina furuja-hum
and women who guard their modesty,
wa l-hafizati
and men who remember Allah frequently
wa dh-dhakirina llaha kathiran
and women who remember
wa dh-dhakirati
Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a vast
reward.
aadda llahu la-hum maghfiratan wa ajran azima.
(33:35)

And that man has only that for which he makes an


effort,
wa an laisa lil-insani illa ma saa
and that his effort will be seen.
wa anna sayu-hu sawfa yura
Then he will be repaid for it with fullest payment.
thumma yujza-hu l-jazaa l-awfa. (53:390-41)

O Allah, grant him a blessing


Allahumma salli alai-hi salatan
by which breasts will be expanded,
tushrahu bi-ha s-suduru
and by which problems will be rendered insignificant,
wa tahunu bi-ha l-umuru
and by which the veils will be removed,
wa tankashifu bi-ha s-suturu
and grant him abundant peace,
wa sallim tasliman kathiran
lasting until the Day of Judgment.
daiman ila Yawmi d-Din.

Their prayer therein will be: Glory be to You, O Allah!


dawa-hum fi-ha subhana-ka llahumma
and their greeting therein will be: Peace!
wa tahiyyatu-hum fi-ha salam:
and the conclusion of their prayer will be:
wa akhiru dawa-hum
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds!
ani l-hamdu lillahi Rabbi l-alamin. (10:10)

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