15th Sha’ban

Guidance from Masters of Tareeqah Muhammadiyah from the Muhammadan springs for the night of 15 Sha’ban.

Many months are passing, many days are flying by. This world is like a wind and the people are like the drifting leaf. It passes through many phases until it stops on a sudden object.

This obstruction [of enjoyment / desire] is of the Day of Judgment where nothing shall move without the command of Allah; all shall be accounted, with every phase of action recorded.

The wind scatters the people in different ways. The leaf passes through high and low until it reaches the ground of sorrow [Death]. The emotions are affected by the wind of this world.

But many seekers are strong and withstand the winds of Duniyah. They are like the mountains of strength; they stand strong and built to withstand any wind. But their hearts remain soft inside to absorb the remembrance of [Sunnah].

Their hearts follow the wind of the Prophetic call, they travel to the places where he sallallaho alyhi wasalam goes, they are the prophetic followers in every way they are the seekers of success which brings the prophet sallallaho alyhi waslam happiness.

 How should one spend the 15th of Shaban?

This is the month which is beloved to the prophet sallallaho alyhi waslam it is his month of remembrance, a month of attaining closeness, a month before the month of mercy, a count down to the month of Ramadaan.

On the 15th of Shaban, Allah Azzawajal descends the judgment of the fate of all beings. Their names are added or taken off on the books of the fortunate and unfortunate ones, the book of life to the book of death.

This day is a special occasion. Before their judgment, Allah Azzawajal makes an announcement to all beings, Does any one wants to be forgiven? Is anyone going through hardship and wants their problems to be lifted? An announcement to all people to whatever they wish.

[With any announcement one should respond in the best of actions]

One should fast during the day and be submitted in worship at night.

One should perform Two Rakaats of Salatul Tawbah. Begging Allah forgiveness for all shortcomings one has done in the past and seek forgiveness in the future with every breath.

Two Rakaats Salahtul Shukr, thanking Allah for all the blessings of this life, as one can never be thankful enough.

Two Rakaats of Salahtul Istakharah, beg Allah to guide us upon this life as one is always in need of their guidance.

Two Rakaats of Salahtul Haajah (prayer of need), one should Beg Allah to keep us under the blessings of their Rahmah, bestowing us what we are in need of. What is good for us so we may die in the best of state.

After perform the Salah, perform theses Tasbi Amaals:

10 x Durood

10 x La ilaha Illalah

10 x La ilaha illa anta subahanak inni kuntum minzwalamin

10 x Astag firullah Alazi la ilaha ilahu alhayul qayum wa a tub u ilay

10 x Radi tu bilahi raban wa bil islami deenan wa be Mohammad [Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam] nabiya

10 x Wa la hawla wa la quwata illabillah

10 x Durood

One should imagine the letter of his request is being sent to Allah Azzawajal, the request of forgiveness, thankfulness, guidance and helplessness. Beg forgiveness for all shortcomings in remembrance of Allah.

Imagine your hearts calling Allah, as the blessed names of Allah is striking your body, awakening your entire soul in the realms of Allah’s remembrance.

Imagine the blessed names of Allah are flowing through your body, feeling the presence of Allah, so one is never alone. So never leave this presence. Do not leave this night as only one night of worship in your life, but make it a beginning to the start towards the closeness of Allah.

One should also try and perform 10 minutes of Munajaat. Conversing with Allah, telling Allah ones problems, and hardship that he may be going through, also seeking to eliminate the obstacle of ones disobedience in order to become closer to Allah.

Imagine the light of Allah’s name washing your body, washing away all the hardship and clearing the path to see the closeness of the righteous path. So run towards the kingdom of Allah, who awaits for your presence. Those who run with their souls will be the ones who shall achieve the pleasure of Allah.

The souls can only run / fly through purification. [Darkness is what drags the soul down. The grease of sin and the weight of disobedience are like rocks of grease always dragging a person down, so they become lazy and non responsive to the call of guidance]

So begin the flight towards Allah’s kingdom. Those who fail to travel shall be left behind [in darkness] they shall sink to the pits of Hell. [Those who fail to purify].

They only enjoy for a short period until their lives have expired. But those who fly, never wish to stop, they attain closeness before death.

For the seeker, death is the gift of meeting the Lord of All, Allah [Azzawajal].

One should perform the following Zikr during the night

  1. Allah, Allah’ – for 20 minutes

Call Allah with every part of your body. Imagine you are in the presence of Allah. Call Allah with all His qualities; imagine the blessed names are absorbing inside your heart. Imagine the blessed names are enlightening you and disintegrating darkness into radiance and fragrance of Remembrance. Those who call shall receive a special light of the names of Allah for surely for those who deserve.

  1. ‘Radi tu bilahi raban wa bil islami deenan wa be Mohammad [Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam] nabiya –  for 20 minutes

Thank Allah with submission, that they have received the greatest of gifts. It is to be able to know ones Lord [Allah was a hidden treasure who has revealed himself to us].

To be pleased in the religion of Islam and to have the greatest of guidance bestowed upon the Prophet [Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam].

Beg Allah that your heart is pleased in all the decisions of Allah and to die in the state of thankfulness of this Azkhars, so that one day Allah can be pleased with you.

Beg Allah that they be pleased with us in both worlds.

Imagine you are in the presence of Allah, in submission to the words of your request that our Lord maybe pleased with us.

 That one has not pleased Allah the way one should.

Those who submit with true heart, they shall be the ones who will be raised on the day of Judgment as those who have sacrificed their lives for Allah, for surely Allah will please them.

One should also do the tasbi Amaals

100 x Astag firullah Alazi la ilaha ilahu alhayul qayum wa a tub u ilay

100 x Durood and Salaam

What to think:

Send Durood upon Prophet (sallallaho alyhi waslam) and his companions so you may attain the closeness to his sallallaho alyhi waslam ways. Thanking Allah for the guidance received, begging Allah to keep you in the footstep of his ways.

 Imagine you are walking towards Prophet (sallallaho alyhi waslam’s) Kingdom, following his footsteps until you reach his arms.

[How will you be if you were to see the Beloved. How would you go towards them? Will you walk or crawl? What will be your reaction as you move closer to the kingdom of their blessed arms? Will you be smiling or crying what will be you actions?]

 Those who want the kingdom of Prophet (sallallaho alyhi waslam) closeness shall reach his arms in both worlds.

Those who are on the path of Tareeqah Muhammadiyah should double their personal Amaals on this blessed day and night. Through this, they shall receive the boost of closeness to the Prophet (sallallaho alyhi waslam).

 Use the time well, this is not just a night of worship but it is a new beginning to your lives, a new leaf, a new beginning to walk towards Prophet (sallallaho alyhi waslam’s) closeness.

Laylatul Bara’ah is the beginning and end to a chapter of your lives. A new chapter is made, so begin the path to closeness and end the path of evilness.

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