Rajab 1440 Week 5

Qur’an, Sura Al Hadid, Chapter 57, The Iron

In the name of Allah, The One Who Acts with Mercy, The Source of Mercy

1. Everything in the heavens and the earth does tasbih [continuous glorification] of Allah. He is Al Aziz [The Revered and Most Precious One], Al Hakim [The Wise One].

2. The mulk [dominion] of the heavens and the earth belongs to Him. He gives life and causes death, and He is able to do all things.

3. He is Al Awwal [The Former] and Al Akhir [The Latter], and Al Zahir [The Outer] and Al Batin [The Inner], and He knows everything.

4. He is the One Who created the heavens and the earth in six periods and then established the Arsh [Power Grid]. He knows what goes into the earth and what comes out of it, what descends from heaven and what goes up into it. He is with you wherever you may be. And Allah sees all that you do.

5. The mulk of the heavens and the earth belongs to Him, and all matters return to Allah.

6. He is the One Who causes the night to enter into the day and the day to enter into the night, and He knows what (secrets) the sudur [innermost selves] contain.

7. Believe in Allah and His Messenger. Continue to distribute that with which Allah has entrusted you to maintain and support others. As for those who believe and keep giving (in Allah’s way to maintain and support others), for them will be a huge reward.

Names of Allah

Al Akhir: The Latter

Al Alim: The All-Knowing One

Al Awwal: The Former

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

Al Basir: The Seer

Al Batin: The Inner

Al Hakim: The Wise One

Al Qadir: The One Who Is Able to Do All Things; The Doer of All Things

Al Zahir: The Outer

Glossary

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

Al Arsh Al Majid: The Glorified Throne

ayyam: days; stages; periods

Jibril: Archangel Gabriel

khalifa: representative; deputy; caretaker; custodian

Laylatul Mi’raj: Prophet Muhammad’s mystical Night Journey; also Mi’raj

Masjid Al Aqsa: Farthest Mosque; mosque in Jerusalem

Masjid Al Haram: Ka’aba; Sanctuary; Inviolable or Sacred Place of Devotion; mosque in Mecca

Mi’raj: ascension, Prophet Muhammad’s spiritual, metaphysical Night Journey; also Laylatul Mi’raj: spiritual ascension; being raised to Allah’s presence

M’iraj ul Ma’nawiy: Spiritual Mi’raj

mulk: sovereignty; domain; realm; kingdom

sadr: chest; innermost self; mind; heart chakra

sudur: plural of sadr

tasbih: glorification; chanting in glorification; repeating the names of Allah with the help of prayer beads; prayer beads; rosary; continuous glorification through repetition of Allah’s names

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

Translation by Murshid Shaykh Taner Vargonen Ansari

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