Dua for Huruf u'l Muqatta'at

Shaykh 'Abdul Qadir Jilani Rady Allahu 'Anhu combined all this 'ulum (knowledge) in a grand convocation in just one salaat. We find that in one of the salawaat given in Fuyudhaat u'r Rabbaniyyah, the Gauth u'l A'zam has used the letters in the blessed names Muhammad and Ahmad as well as the Huruf u'l Muqatta'at without repeating any of the Huruf u'l Muqatta'at! Who can beat such scholarship? As we appreciate this learning that is open, manifest and clear, we begin to understand the depth of his spiritual knowledge that was a secret and even more hidden.




Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem

Wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa Bi'llah i'l 'Aliyy i'l 'Azeem

Laa Ilaaha Ill'Allah u'l Malik u'l Haqq u'l Mubeen

Muhammad u'r Rasulullah i's Saadaq i'l Wa'di'l Ameen


Rabbanaa aamannaa bimaa anzalta wattaba'na'r Rasul-a

Fa'ktubnaa ma'ash-shaahideen


Allahumma Salli wa Sallim

Wa birra wa akrim wa a'izza wa a'zim wa'rham

'Ala'l 'izzish-shaamikhi wa'l majdi'l baadhikhi

Wa'n nur-it-taamihi wa'l haqqi'l waadhihi

Meemi'l mamlakati wa Haa-i'r-rahmati

Wa Meemi'l ilmi wa Daal-i'd-dalaalati

Wa Alifi'l jabaruti wa Haa-i'r-rahamuti

Wa Meemi'l malakuti wa Daali'l hidaayati

Wa Laami'l altaafi'l khafiyyati

Wa Raa-i'r-ra'fati'l khafiyyati

Wa Nuni'l minani'l wafiyyati

Wa 'Aini'l 'inaayati wa Kaafi'l kifaayati

Wa Yaa-i's-siyaadati wa Seen-i's-sa'adati wa Qaafi'l qurbi

Wa Taa-i's-saltanati wa Haa-i'l-'urwati wa Saad-i'l-'ismati

Wa 'alaa aalihi hawaajiri 'ilmihi'l 'azeezi

Wa as'haabihi man asbahaddeenu bihim fee hirzin hareez.


With the name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful (1:1)


And there is no power nor strength except with Allah,

The Most High, The Magnificent.

None is worthy of worship except Allah,

The Sovereign Lord, The Clear Truth.

Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,

truthful to his promise, trustworthy.


Our Lord! We believe in what You have Revealed

and we follow the Messenger,

so write us down among those who bear witness (3:53).


O Allah! Bestow blessings, peace and honour;

and give nobility, power and greatness; and have mercy

on the one who is lofty in power and towering in grandeur,

and is the high-aspiring light and the clear truth;

the letter "Meem" (in the name Muhammad) is for the kingdom,

"Haa" is for mercy, "Meem" is for knowledge, and "Daal" is for evidence (proof);

the letter "Alif" (in the name Ahmad) is for might and power,

"Haa" is for the realm of mercy,

"Meem" is for sovereignty, and "Daal" is for guidance;

the letter "Laam" (in the Huruf u'l Muqatta'at) is for hidden kindness,

"Raa" is for hidden compassion,

"Noon" is for perfect benevolence,

"Ain" is for care and concern, "Kaaf" is for sufficiency,

"Yaa" is for headship and becoming master, "Seen" is for happiness,

"Qaaf" is for nearness,

"Taa" is for the sultanate, "Haa" is for the tie or bond (of friendship)

and "Saad" is for preservation,

and (blessings and peace) on his family,

who are the high noon of his esteemed knowledge,

and on his companions through whom religion was well protected.


This is just the opening portion of this momentous salaat which is only about a quarter of it. The remaining three quarters consists mostly of dua (invocation).


This calls for a Fateha. Al-Fateha!