2012/11/07

Step 3 - Mind, matter and Spirit

Step 3 - Mind, matter and Spirit


If you know how to invoke Allâh the right way, you can have your share of all the abundance He has created. He is al-Bâsit. In today's meditation (i.e. reflection without interruption), supplications and prayers, we'll continue our first steps on our journey into the abundant life.

The word "abundance" can mean different things to different people. For instance, one person may consider amassing great wealth as living an abundant life. Another may define abundance in spiritual terms—to be, do, and have a life filled with love, joy, harmony, peace, health, and vitality. Throughout our time together, we'll explore what abundance is at its core, how we can prepare ourselves to receive more of all good things, and how we can transform any limiting beliefs we may have held up until now.

Allâh is The Unfolder, The Expander, The Releaser
Allâh is the One who makes ample and plentiful all that is needed. The One who expands and amplifies all abundance. He is the One who makes the way wide and open. The One who stretches out a helping hand to mankind. The One whose open hand releases joy, comfort and abundance. He is the One who infuses the soul into body. The One who has filled the heart with spiritual abundance. The One whose glory and abundance fill and expand the heart. 

Allâh is Al-Azeem (The Magnificent)
Anas said the Prophet (PBUH) said, "He who sees something and admires it, he should say, "ma shaal lâh la qowwata illa billah" (What Allâh wills occurs. There is no power but through Allâh.) For these words prevent  the influence of the evil eye." (narrated by Ibnus-Sunni)

Sahl Ibn Hanif reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, "When one of you sees something he admires best in himself or property, he should invoke Allâhs blessings upon it (that is to say, Allâhumma barik lanâ fihi, O Allâh! Confer blessings upon it.)This is because the influence of an evil eye is true." (narrated by Ibnus-Sunni)

Sa'id Ibn HAkim said, "When the Prophet feared that his eye might influence something, he would say these words, "Allâhumma bârik fihi wa la tadurruh" (O Alllâh! Bless it for us and protect it against damage." (narrated by Ibnus-Sunni)

Imam Abu Muhammad Husain the judge said, "One of the Prophets looked at his people one day and wondered at their large number and admired them so much. In a short while seventy thousand people died. Thereupon Allâh revealed to him that he envied them and if he safeguarded them, they would not perish. The Prophet asked, "How can I protect them?" Allâh revealed to him that he should say, "hassantukum bilhayy alqayyoum alladhi lâ yamoutu abadan wa dafa'ta 'ankum assou'a bilâ hawlin wa lâ quwwata ellâ billâ al'aleyy al'azeem." (I protect you with Allâh, the Living and the Everlasting. I seek your being protected against evil through my words, 'there is no power or ability but through the assistance of Allâh, the Supreme and the Greatest.)

Aesha said, "Allâh's Prophet (PBUH) used to say whenever he saw something he like, "alhamdu lillahi bi ne'amatihi tatemmu assalihat" (Praise is due to Allâh owing to whose munificence and grace that good deeds are accomplished.) If he disklike what he saw, he would say, "alhamdu lillahi 'ala kulli hâl (Praise is due to Allâh in all circumstances.)

Ibn 'Abbas reported Allâh's Prophet (PBUH) as saying , "The Influence of an evil eye is true, and if anything else would precede the destiny, it would be the influence of an evil eye, and when you are asked to take bath (as a cure) from the influence of an evil eye, you should take bath." (narrated by Muslim)

Our centering thought for today is:

“Today, I focus on what I want to attract into my life and I say, Allâhumma barik lanâ fihi, O Allâh! Confer blessings upon it  and Allâhumma bârik fihi wa la tadurruh, O Alllâh! Bless it for us and protect it against damage”

Today's invocation is::

 "Alhamdu lillahi bi ne'amatihi tatemmu assalihat" 

and its English essence are

Praise is due to Allâh owing to whose munificence and grace that good deeds are accomplished.

This is to be said regularly  as soon as you think of something you like, if you want anything which is good for you and avoid things and be protected against which are not good for you.

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