Rabi ul Awwal 1440 Week 5

JUMU’AH MUBARAK

Jumu’ah is a day of love and thankfulness, shukr. Every Jumu’ah we need to be positive, distribute love, and give thanks to Our Creator for all His Blessings.”

Verses from the Qur’ani Karim

Qur’an, Sura Al Fatiha, Chapter 1

1. In the name of Allah, Al Rahman [The One Who Acts with Mercy], Al Rahim [The Source of Mercy].

2. Alhamdulillah [All gratitude and praise belong to Allah], the Lord of the worlds.

3. Al Rahman, Al Rahim.

4. Malik [Ruler; King; Owner of the Dominion] on Judgment Day.

 

Qur’an, Sura Al Nur, Chapter 24

35. Allah is the Nur of the heavens and the earth. …

36. (This Nur is found) in the houses which Allah has given permission for exaltation and doing the zikr [repeated remembrance with contemplation] of His name through tasbih [continuous glorification] of Him, morning and evening.

 

Qur’an, Sura Al Zumar, Chapter 39

2. Certainly, We have revealed the Kitab to you (O Muhammad) with truth. So connect and devote yourself to Allah and make your din [way of doing righteous deeds] pure and sincere.

5. He has created the heavens and earth with haqq, just right. He has established a cycle by rolling night and day over each other, and He has set the sun and the moon to serve in their orbits. Each runs until an appointed term. Is He not Al Aziz, Al Ghaffar [The Oft-Forgiving One]?

9. Are those who pay devotion in certain parts of the night, in sajda [prostration] and standing, conscious of the hereafter and hoping for the mercy and kindness of their Rab (same as the ones who do not)? Say (O Muhammad), “Are those who know equal with those who do not know?” But only the ulul albab [people of understanding and mature discernment] will remember and pay attention.

12. “And I am ordered to be the first of the muslimin [those who accept and make peace with Allah and His decrees].”

18. The ones who hear advice and follow as best as they can. Such are those whom Allah guides and such are the ulul albab.

22. Is a person whose sadr [chest] Allah has expanded for Islam [making peace with Allah’s decree] and who follows a nur [light] from their Rab (the same as one who rejects the truth)? So woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the zikr [remembrance] of Allah! They are in an open error.

75. And you see the angels circumambulating the Arsh glorifying their Rab with His praise. Everyone will be judged with justice. It will be resonated, “Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.”

 

Names of Allah

Al Aziz: The One Mighty with Benevolence; The Revered One; The Ultimate Authority;  The Most Valued One; The Most Precious One

Al Ghaffar: The Oft-Absolving One

Al Malik: The Ruler; The King; The Owner of the Dominion

Al Nur: The Light

Al Rahim: The Source of Mercy

Al Rahman: The One Who Acts with Mercy; The Beneficent

 

Glossary

‘alamin: worlds; realms; creation

Alhamdulillah: All gratitude and praise belong to Allah

Arsh: Roof and Power Grid of the universe; seat of power in the universe; the place of origin; stage from which Allah makes decisions; Command Post

din: way of doing righteous deeds; way of life; right path of connectedness with Allah; way of relationship with God

haqq: truth; reality; perfectly suitable (“just right”); established fact; scientific law; justice

Islam: surrender; submission; making peace with Allah’s decrees

 Kitab: Book; Scripture; established and applied knowledge; laws and regulations; record

muslim: one who accepts and makes peace with Allah and His decrees

muslimin, muslimun: plural of muslim

nur: light; guidance; enlightenment

Rab: Lord; Master

Rabbil ‘alamin: Sustainer, Cherisher, Lord of the worlds; Lord of all creation

rahma: mercy and kindness; grace

sadr: chest; heart; innermost self; mind; heart chakra

sadr latifa: place in chest area equivalent to the heart chakra of Indian tradition

sajda: prostration; acknowledgement of Allah’s sovereignty

tasbih: continuous glorification through repeating the names of Allah

ulul albab: people of zikr, understanding and mature discernment

zikr: mentioning Allah’s name repeatedly with certain intention and contemplation;  glorification or supplication; reminder

Translation by Murshid Shaykh Taner Vargonen Ansari

Love, Peace and Togetherness in Goodness

Ya Wadud Ya Salaam Ya Jami Ya Nafi