Prayer for Friday (Laylat al-Qadr)

The Surat Al-Fatihah in Arabic In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds. Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way. The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, Those whose portion is not wrath and who go not astray.
(Qur’an, 1:1-7 [Al-Fatiha])

In the name of Allah,
The Beneficent, The Merciful
Peace be on you, O the son of the Messenger of Allah!
Peace be on you, O the son of the Ameer ul Moomineen!
Peace be on you, O the son of the truthful pure Fatimah,
the leader of the women of the worlds!
Peace be on you, O my Mawlaa! O Aba Abdillah,
and the mercy and blessings of Allah!
I bear witness that you established the prayers, gave the prescribed share to the needy, commanded to do that which is right and lawful, not to do that which is wrong and unlawful, studied and cherished the ideas of the Book as ought to be, strived in the way of Allah, leaving no stone unturned, while directing affairs in the light of the boundaries laid down by Allah, exercised self-control bravely in the midst of offensive provocations, till the inevitable came unto you. I bear witness that those who opposed you and waged war against you, those who abandoned you, and those who killed you, are the accursed as per the declaration of the Prophet whom no one gave lessons. Verily, whoso tells a lie is a loser. Curse of Allah be on those who persecuted you, from among the pioneers and the followers, ever growing tormenting punishment. I have come to you O my Mawlaa the son of the Messenger of Allah, for your “ziyaarat”, fully aware of your rights, closely attached to your friends, hostile to your enemies, attentive and alive to the guidance which you had and made known, mindful of the waywardness which leads to your opposition, so, speak on my behalf to your Lord.
Peace be on you, O the decisive argument of Allah on His earth and in His heaven. Blessings of Allah be on your refined soul and pure body, and peace be on you,
O my Mawlaa also mercy and blessings of Allah.

(Ziyarat Of Imam Hussain [Specific For Laylat al-Qadr], Source: www.duas.org)

Today’s Affirmation:

“God is with me always.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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Prayer for Monday (Ramadan begins)

Blessings to all our Muslim brothers and sisters as they begin the most holy month of Ramadan.

The Surat Al-Fatihah in Arabic In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds. Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way. The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, Those whose portion is not wrath and who go not astray.
(Qur’an, 1:1-7 [Al-Fatiha])

O Allah, for us let this month be a period of peace, faith, safety and total submission to Thy will; make us walk apace swiftly to that which Thou likes and approves. O Allah, pour out much blessings on us in this month, make available for us its generous good and assistance, and keep us safe from the harm, evil, misfortune and mischief that may try to trap us in this month.

“That no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another. That man have nothing except what he strives for. That (the fruit of) his striving will soon come in sight. Then will he be rewarded with a reward complete.”
~ Quran 53:38-41

Today’s Affirmation:

“I will deal with whatever Allah [God] puts before me in the best way (with patience and prayer).”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

Prayer for Wednesday

Allah does not place a burden on a soul greater than it can bear.
It will have the consequence of what good it has gained,
and it will bear the consequence of what evil it has earned.

“Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred.
Our Lord, lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us.
Our Lord, burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear.
Pardon us; forgive us; and have mercy upon us.
You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people.”

(Qur’an, Al-Baqarah 286)

Today’s Affirmation:

“God is with me always.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

Prayer for Friday

As Salaam Alaykum
As salamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
(Translation: May the peace of Allah descend upon you and His Mercy and Blessings.)
The Surat Al-Fatihah in Arabic In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds. Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way. The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, Those whose portion is not wrath and who go not astray.
(Qur’an, 1:1-7 [Al-Fatiha])

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His light is as a niche wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a shining star. This lamp is kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would almost glow forth of itself though no fire touched it. Light upon light. Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah setteth forth for mankind parables, for Allah is Knower of all things.
(Qur’an, 24:35 [Al-Noor])

O ye who believe! When the call is proclaimed to prayer on the Day of Assembly, hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and leave off business: That is best for you if ye but knew!
And when the Prayer is finished, then may ye disperse through the land, and seek of the Bounty of Allah: and celebrate the Praises of Allah often: that ye may prosper.
(Qur’an, 62:9-10 [Al-Jumua])

Prayer for Saturday

The temple of love is not love itself;
True love is the treasure,
Not the walls about it.
Do not admire the decoration,
But involve yourself in the essence,
The perfume that invades and touches you-
The beginning and the end.
Discovered, this replace all else,
The apparent and the unknowable.
Time and space are slaves to this presence.
– Jalalud’din Rumi

(From The Love Poems of Rumi by Philip Dunn)

“And He alone is truly forgiving, all-embracing in his love.”
Al-Buruj 85:13 (Qur’an)

Prayer for Tuesday (Eid Milad un Nabi)

A Prayer on the commemoration of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.

“And peace on him on the day he was born, and on the day he dies, and on the day he is raised to life”
(Qur’an 19:15 [Surat Maryam])

Lord, put courage into my heart, and take away all that may hinder me serving you.
Free my tongue to proclaim your goodness, that all may understand me.
Give me friends to advise and help me, that by working together our efforts may bear abundant fruit.
And, above all, let me constantly remember that my actions are unless they are guided by your hand.

(Prophet Muhammad, 570-632, Founder of Islam)

Friday Prayer

The Surat Al-Fatihah in Arabic In the name of Allah,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Praise be to Allah,
the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful,
Master of the Day of Judgment.
It is You we worship and You we ask for help.
Show us the straight way,
The way of those on whom You have bestowed your Grace,
those whose portion is not anger,
and who go not astray.
Amen. 

(Qur’an 1:1-7 – Al-Fatihah)

Send Thy peace O Lord, which is
perfect and everlasting,
that our souls may radiate peace. 

Send Thy peace O Lord, that we
may think, act and speak harmoniously.

Send Thy peace O Lord, that we
may be contented and thankful for
Thy bountiful gifts.

Send Thy peace O Lord, that amidst
our worldly strife, we may enjoy Thy bliss.

Send Thy peace O Lord, that we
may endure all, tolerate all, in the thought of
Thy grace and mercy.

Send Thy peace O Lord, that our lives
may become a Divine vision and in Thy light,
all darkness may vanish.

Send Thy peace O Lord, our Father and Mother,
that we Thy children on Earth may all
unite in one family.

as-salaam - Source of Peace
ar-ra'uf - The Compassionate
al-wadud - The Loving
al-wasi - The All Embracing
(Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan circa 1921)