Hizb al-Wiqayah

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ 

The follow is the Hizb al-Wiqayah, “Litany of Protection”, by the philosopher’s stone, greatest teacher and magnanimous guide, Shaykh Muhyi ad-Din Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn ‘Arabi (q.a.). 

In the Name of Allah, the Universally Merciful, the Singularly Compassionate .

O Allah, O Ever-Living, O Self-Subsisting; with You I have taken Refuge, so Protect me with the protection of the safekeeping of the fulfillment of the reality of the proof of the preservation of the security of: “In the Name of Allah.”  Admit me, O First, O Last, to the hidden secret of the mystery of the sphere of the treasure of: “Whatever Allah Wills!  There is no strength but with Allah! (18:39)” 

Drape over me, O All-Forbearing, O All-Shielding, the wing of the screen of the veil of the preservation of the salvation of: “And hold fast, all of you together, to the Lifeline of Allah.  (3:103)”  Construct, O All-Embracing, O All-Powerful, for my defence, the wall of the security of the envelopment of the splendor of the canopy of the might of the glory of: “That  is best.  That is One of Allah’s Signs.(7:26)” 

Grant me Refuge, O Ever-Watchful, O All-Responsive, and Preserve me in relation to myself, my religion, my family, my property, my parents, and my children, with the protection of the safekeeping of the assistance of: “But [Satan] cannot harm them at all, unless by Allah’s leave. (58:10)” 

Shield me, O Protector [from corruption], O Repeller [of all evil], with Your Names, Signs, and Words, from the evil of the Satan, the ruler, and the human being, so that if any oppressor or tyrant treats me unjustly, he will be seized by: “A pall of Allah’s Torment. (12:107)” 

Deliver me, O Abaser, O Avenger, from your iniquitous servants who assault me, and from their minions, so that, if anyone intends to treat me badly, Allah will Disappoint him: “And Seal up his hearing and his heart, and Set on his sight a covering.  Then who will lead him after Allah? (45:23)” 

Protect me, O Constrictor, O Conqueror, from the deception of their guile, and repel them from me, rebuked, reproached and routed by the ruinous transformation wrought by the devastation of: “Then he had no host to help him against Allah. (28:81)”  Let me taste, O Ever-Glorified and Praised, O Ever-Sanctified and Holy, the sweet delight and intimate converse of: “Draw near and do not fear.  You are of those who are secure. (28:31)” – in the Shelter of Allah, by the Grace of Allah. 

Let them taste, O Cause of death, O Cause of harm, the exemplary punishment, the evil consequences, and annihilation in: “So of the people who did wrong the last remnant was cut off.  Praise be to Allah. (6:45)”  Keep me safe, O Source of Peace, O Giver of Security, O Custodian, from the impact of the onslaught of the sudden sorties of the foes through the goal of the beginning of the verse: “Theirs are good tidings in the life of this world and in the Hereafter.  There is no changing the Words of Allah. (10:64)” 

Crown me, O Sublimely Magnificent, O Glorifier, with the crown of the awesome grandeur, the majestic dominion, the sovereignty, might, and magnificence of: “And do not let their speech grieve you.  The Might belongs to Allah. (10:65)”  Clothe me, O Benevolently Majestic, O Incomparably Great, in the robe that renders the august majesty, complete perfection, and attentive solicitude in: “And when they saw him, they exalted him and cut their hands, exclaiming, ‘Far be it from Allah!’ (12:31)” 

Bestow upon me, O Eminent in Affection, O Constant in Love, love [extended] from You by which the hearts of Your servants will be Guided to me, yielding to me with love, affectionate, and unwavering, from the filling with love, the softening of hearts, and the coming into loving union in: “They love them with a love like of Allah.  Those who believe are stauncher in their love for Allah. (2:165)” 

Make visible to me, O Outwardly Manifest, O Inwardly concealed, the traces of the luminous mysteries of: “He loves them and they love Him, humble toward the believers, disdainful toward the disbelievers, striving in the way of Allah. (5:54)”  Direct me aright, O Allah, O Eternal-Refuge, O Essential-Light, and illumine my face with the sheer purity, intimacy, beauty, and radiance of: “And if they argue with you, say: ‘I have surrendered my face to Allah.’ (3:20)” 

Beautify me, O Most-Beautiful, O Originator [in Beauty] of the heavens & the earth, O Lord of Sublime Majesty and Ennobling Generosity, with the supreme eloquence, surpassing proficiency, and flawless fluency in: “And loosen a knot from my tongue, so that they may understand what I have to say. (20:27,28)” – through the kindly, merciful tenderness of: “Then their flesh and their hearts soften at Allah’s Reminder. (39:23)” 

Gird me, O Most Severe in Vehemence, O All-Compeller, with the sword of forcefulness, strength, valor, and awesome dignity, drawn from the potency, omnipotence, and might of: “And victory comes only from the Presence of Allah. (3:126)” 

Endow me permanently, O Expander, O Opener, with the splendor and joyful delight of: “Expand my breast for me, and Make my task easy for me. (20:25,26)” – through the subtleties and endearing qualities of: “Did we not Cause your breast to expand? (94:1)” – and through the happy exuberance and good tidings: “On that day, the believers will rejoice in Allah’s Help to victory. (30:4,5)” 

Infuse my heart, O Allah, O Subtly-Benevolent, O Supremely-Kind, with faith, tranquility, peaceful calm, and sedateness so that I may be included among: “Those who believe and whose hearts are tranquil in the remembrance of Allah. (13:28)” 

Confer on me, O Ever-Patient, O Ever-Appreciative, the patience of those who humbly implore with the firm conviction and certainty of: “How many a little company has overcome a mighty host by Allah’s Leave.(2:249)” 

Guard me, O All-Preserving Guardian, O Most-Trustworthy Custodian, from before in front of me and behind me, from my right and my left, from above me and beneath me, with the ever-present, witnessing, assembling hosts of: “ He has attendant angels ranged before him and behind him, watching over him as Instructed by the Commandment of Allah. (13:11)” 

Plant firm my feet, O Allah, O Forever-Enduring, O Resolutely-Steadfast, as You Established the foothold of him who said: “How should I fear what you set up beside Him, when you do not fear to set up partners beside Allah? (6:81)”  Help me, O Most Excellent Patron, O Most Tremendous Helper, with the help conferred on him who was asked: “‘Are you taking us in mockery?’  He said, ‘I take Refuge in Allah’ (2:67)” 

Support me, O Claimant, O Predominant, with the strengthening support of Your Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) who is given the mighty and honoured reverence of: “We have Sent you as a witness and a bearer of glad tidings and a warner, so that you (mankind) may believer in Allah. (48:8-9)” 

Reliever me, O Reliever of troubles and cares, O Healer of sicknesses and evil of misfortunes and foes, by means of the benefits of the advantages of: “Had We Caused this Qur’an to descend on a mountain, you would have seen it humbled rent asunder by the cognisance of Allah. (59:21)” 

Confer upon me, O Ever-Giving, O All-Providing, the obtaining, attaining, and accepting of the arranging, facilitating, and utilising of: “Eat and drink of that which Allah has Provided.  (2:60)”  Enjoin on me, O Wholly-Singular, O Only-One, to assert the affirmation of Oneness, as You obliged dear friend, Your beloved Muhammad (s.a.w.), when You Said to him (and Your Word is the Truth!): “So know that there is no god but Allah. (47:19)” 

Invest me, O Protecting-Friend, O Supremely-High, with Your friendship, custodianship, guardianship, providential care, and safekeeping, and flawless wholesomeness, through abundant provision, favour, and support of: “That is best. (7:26)”; “That is of the bounty of Allah.(12:38)” 

Honour me, O Most-Affluent, O Most-Generous, with felicity, pre-eminence, nobility, and unconditional forgiveness, as You have Honoured those: “Who subdue their voices in the presence of Allah’s Messenger. (49:3)”  Relent toward me, O Ever-Relenting, O Most-Clement, with a Genuine Acceptance (Pardon) and Counsel, so that I may be one of those who: “When they do an evil thing or wrong to themselves, remember Allah and implore Forgiveness for their sins.  Who Forgives sins but Allah? (3:135)” 

Seal my days, O Universally-Merciful, O Singularly-Compassionate, with the finest conclusion (of) those who are delivered and (those) who are full of hope: “Say: ‘O my servants who have transgressed against themselves, do not despair of the Mercy of Allah.’(39:53)”  Bring me to dwell, O All-Hearing, O Ever-Near, in a Garden of Paradise prepared for the truly devout: “Their prayer therein will be: ‘Glory be to You, O Allah!’ and their greeting therein will be: ‘Peace!’ and the conclusion of their prayer will be: ‘Praise be to Allah’ (10:10)” 

O Allah, O Allah, O Allah!  O my Lord, O my Lord, O my Lord.  O Beneficence , Most Merciful, O Most Compassionate. 

By the virtue of: “In the name of Allah, The Universally Merciful, The Singularly Compassionate, Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate” – Exalt my worth, Expand my chest for me, Make my affairs easy, Provide for me from sources I could never imagine, through Your Grace and Beneficence, O Hu, O Hu, O Hu (the Essence)! “Kaf Ha Ya 'Ayn Swad. (19:1)”  Ha Mim.  ‘Ayn Sin Qaf (42:1-2 )” 

I beseech You, by the Beauty of Might, and the Majesty of Awesome Dignity, and the Might of Power, and the Dominion of Glory, to include me among Your righteous servants, of whom You have Said: “No fear shall come upon them, nor shall they grieve. (6:48)” 

I implore You, O Allah, by the sacred sanctity of these Names, Verses, and Words, to Endow me, from Your Presence, with authoritative strength that brings success, vast provision, a steadfast heart, abundant knowledge, beneficent works, a luminous grave, an easy reckoning, and a goodly portion in the Garden of Paradise. 

May Allah Bless our liege-lord and patron, Muhammad (s.a.w.) whom You have Sent with the Truth, as a bearer of glad tidings and a Warner, and may You Bless his family and his companions, whom You have Purified by Ridding them of all contamination.  May He also Grant them peace and blessings – abundant, pleasant, blessed, sufficient, plentiful, beautiful, everlasting in the eternity of Allah’s Sovereignty, and in keeping with the mighty splendour of His Essence. O Most Merciful of the Merciful. 

“Exalted is your Lord, the Lord of the Might, far beyond their descriptions of Him.  And Peace be upon the Messengers.  And praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. (37:180-182)”


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