The Litany


بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Taj ad-Din Abu al-Fadhl Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Atha‘illah as-Sakandari (q.s.) wrote, in al-Hikam, “Only the ignorant man scorns the recitation of litany.  Inspiration is to be found in the Hereafter, while the litany vanishes with the vanishing of this world; but it its more fitting to be occupied with something for which there is no substitute. The litany is what He Seeks from you; the inspiration is what you seek from Him.  What comparison is there between what He Seeks from you and what you seek from Him?”



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