Nights of Light Lecture Series
In his presentation,” Shaykh Rashid explains, “From the sacredness of submission in sawm, to the sanctifying upliftment of suhbat, to the subtleties of dhaahir and baatin, and today, to discussing the dynamics of the Isra Miraaj (to be followed by Nisfu-Shabaan and Laylatu-l-Qadr), we are on a continuing journey of understanding the pathway of light, the reality of wujuud, and the transformative process of tajalli. It is a process of transcendence within our self, as an expression of Allah (swt). All testifiy to the incredible harmony, balance, consistency and systemic integrity of Allah’s Will, in His Divine Presence, from the world of command to the world of creation (caalam al-Amr and ‘aalam al-khalq). So let us take up this journey, once again from where we stopped, in order to contemplate, rejuvenate and reaffirm the signs of Allah.”
This three-part series of talks focuses on Isra Miraj, Nisfu-Shabaan and Laylatu-l Qadr. Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid spoke at the zaawiya of Shaykh Nooruddeen Durkee in Charlottesville.
Du’a recited on Laylatu-l Qadr:
O Allah! You are The One Who pardons greatly and loves to pardon, so pardon me.
Aisha (radhiya Allahu ‘anha” said, ” O Messenger of Allah! What if I knew which night Lailatul-Qadr was, then what should I say in it?”
He said, “Say- Allahumma innaka ‘affuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee.”
(at_Tirmithi and Ibn Majali with a Sahih Isnad)
View videos of all of Shaykh Rashid’s talks on the series of “Nights of Light” by following this link to the CG Video Channel on Youtube.