in this wilderness
all WE have is Love
Love is the only power
With this Love
Lover and Beloved become
786 Al hum do li La- All praise is due to Allah. Only Allah can praise Allah. It is the true self in you, that is Allah, that gives praise to Allah! The circle is un-broken. Love is supreme. Dear Family Of Light, we have a long arduous journey ahead of us. By the blessings of our spiritual guide, Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, we will reach the other shore.
32 beings of Light have started the 28 moon cycle prayer of Bis me La ir Rahman ir Raheem Ya Fatah Hu(In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Opener) 313x after sunset. This prayer is most important to start any journey! On the Islamic calendar, which is based on the moon, the 1st month of the year, Muharram, began on Monday. We started our 28 moon cycle prayer on Sunday night. In Islam the nights come before the days, “out of the darkness came the Light.”
In this prayer we are calling on 4 of the Divine names of Allah: Bis me La means in/with the name of Allah. Allah is the All in All. The source and very essence of All beings that exist. Ir Rahman is for the Divine name Ar Rahman which means the source of all Mercy. Ir Raheem is for the Divine name Ar Raheem which is an intensified form of Mercy and Beneficence. These 3 names encompasses the 3 worlds of existence: Allah- the world of pre-existence, before creation. Ar Rahman- this world in which we now exist. Ar Raheem – the world in which the soul will exist when it leaves the body. By saying Bis me La ir Rahman ir Raheem we are saying a complete prayer for the 3 worlds, past-present-future, before birth-life span-after life.
Ya Fatah Hu is for the Divine name Al Fatah( The Opener). We are using the invocative power of the name by saying”Ya”. This “Ya” is calling on the FATAH, to Open all doors of blessings that may have been previously closed to us. Thus by saying YA FATAH HU we are literally saying “Oh Opener, Open for me all of Your doors of Mercy, abundance and blessings, past-present-and future.”
We are building a Family of Light here in the west. Over the next 12 lunar months we will recite 12 powerful invocations of LIGHT to help the soul progress on its journey to the LIGHT. All are welcome to join us on this journey from the Light, to the Light, with the Light. In ancient Egypt these invocations were called Hekka, words of power. In the Bible Allah says ” in the beginnings was the word, the word was with God, and the words was God.” In the Quran Allah says “Allah speaks things into existence.” By the power of the Word, focused intention, and invocation of the Divine power with-In, we will raise our vibration, increase our abundance, remove all obstacles(of the mind) and manifest the one true self of Allah, the Divine Light of the Universe!!!
Love and Light to the Family of Light- Qiyamah Abdallah Salihu-sufi
——-Please leave any comments our question you may have. We would love to hear about your experiences on this illustrious Journey. – sufi