« […] Know also that this age has been engulfed by the ocean of sins, we have been struck by its waves, and its darkness has piled up, to the extent that creatures are unable to free themselves with the exception of the realized and truthful one or he who is closed to his station or the person who is under the attraction of divine providence.
Apart from these, all others are marked by the incapacity to get out from sins. Given that this situation is decreed by our Supreme Master, Exalted is His Majesty, then the reasonable person, having corrected his obligatory deeds, should attend to the expiation of his sins. By the grace of ALLAH the Most High, there are many methods of expiation. If a person has sinned profusely and devotes himself to expiation and makes great effort to repel his sins as much as possible, this will diminish the heap of sins, and he is better than the person who throws himself into sin without accomplishing any expiation.
ALLAH The Most High said: “…Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds…” (Sourate 11, verse 114)
And the Messenger of ALLAH (peace and blessings be upon him): « Follow a bad deed by a good one and it will be wiped away. » or words to that effect.
This is similar to a person who regularly suffers from sores on his body and who hastens to apply the medicine as soon as a new sore appears. Of course, this is better than the person who is afflicted with sores that he does not treat and says: “treatment is useless because they are so many of them.”
You should know that disobedience necessarily engenders two punishments: one in this world and one in the Hereafter. The punishment in this world can only be removed in the following circumstances:
- The first:
To give alms sincerely for ALLAH The Most High based on money legally acquired or assimilated to legally acquired money by the Law. In this way, the misfortune for disobedience will be removed and pushed away from him.
- The second:
To return to ALLAH the Most High, supplicating and imploring, putting oneself down and humiliating oneself, invoking Him with an open heart and requesting His absolution, Glorified and Exalted, and the lifting of the punishment for this sin. If he accomplishes that perfectly, then the punishment will be removed by the Grace of ALLAH the Most High.
The punishment in the Hereafter will not be removed and must occur unless He absolves it, Glorified and Exalted, with or without a reason.
The causes for absolution are numerous and they are expiations. The greatest form of expiation, in terms of worth and importance, and also the most infallible in the wiping away of sins and faults is the abundant accomplishment of prayers on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). This is certainly the supreme treasure and the safeguarding of the most invincible fortress.
In this way, the person who perseveres in the accomplishment of this, as much as possible, will be guaranteed the wiping away of his sins and faults, the intercession of the prayer will be accepted by the Creator of the worlds on behalf of who he prays upon the Prophet.
The accomplishment of the prayer upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) requires the following conditions:
- Ritual purification (udhu) as for the prayer (salat) or otherwise at least purity of body, place and clothing.
- Through this, to have the single aim of the Noble Face of ALLAH the Immense and the glorification of His Worth and that of His Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). This intention should prevail over all others because the prayer upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) has different effects according to the intention.
- To purify the accomplishment of the prayer upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) from all defilement due to ostentation and pretention.
If the prayer upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is accomplished according to this method, then the benefits are greater and more considerable than any other good deed, with few exceptions. It has been reported from a reliable source that one single prayer is the equivalent to four hundred expeditions on the path of ALLAH, and that each one of these expeditions is the equivalent to four hundred accepted pilgrimages.
In the same way, concerning the bird that ALLAH creates from a single prayer: ALLAH The Most High creates it and it glorifies Him with its countless tongues, and all the benefits are awarded to he who had accomplished the prayer upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
It is also mentioned in the noble prophetic hadith (words) that ALLAH the Most High creates an angel from a single prayer, then this angel dives into the “ocean of life”, then he arises from it and shakes himself. From each projected drop, ALLAH creates an angel who asks for forgiveness on behalf of the person who has prayed upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) up until the Day of Judgment.
Through this prayer, it is possible to obtain ten good deeds and be forgiven ten bad deeds, to be raised up ten degrees and to receive ten prayers from The Lord, and all the angels from the seven heavens perform ten prayers each on his behalf and the rewards for this are inestimable. For every prayer accomplished, the servant receives Huri and palaces in Paradise. Enough said on this subject.
1. Among the expiations of sins is the accomplishment of eighty prayers upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) during the night between Thursday and Friday, and during the daytime on Friday after ‘Asr. The eighty prayers accomplished during the night expiate four hundred years of sins and the eighty prayers accomplished after the ‘Asr expiate four eighty years of sins.
2. Among the expiations of sins, there is the “Prayer of Glorification” (Salat Tasbih) which is well known in the texts of the Hadith. There is no need to go into details about it. This prayer guarantees the expiation of all the sins of the servant, from the age of being religiously responsible until death, and indeed ALLAH is the Holder of Immense Grace.
3. Among the expiations of sins is the continuous recitation of the last verses of Surate El Hashr (The Exile). He who accomplishes it will expiate his sins both in the past and the future.
Among the expiations of sins is the following formula: “SubhanAllah wal Hamdulillah wa la ilaha illAllah wallahu akbar wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi mil-a ma ‘alima wa ‘adada ma ‘alima wa zinata ma ‘alima” a single recitation expiates all sins and protects the servant from the punishment of ALLAH The Most High.
5. Among the expiations of sins is the diligent recitation of “Musaba’at el ‘Achra” both morning an evening. Indeed, for the person who recites it continually, no sins will be inscribed.
6. Among the expiations of sins is the regular recitation of “Hizbu Sayfiu” once morning and evening, likewise for he who recites it continuously no sins will be inscribed.
7. Among the expiations of sins is the invocation “Ya man adhhara el djamil…” It has been confirmed that this invocation expiates all sins and that for a single recitation, the person will receive a reward equivalent to that of the whole of creation.
Enough said on this subject.
I particularly recommend you to stay away from the following situations, which if ever a single one of them occurred for someone there is no doubt that ALLAH will let him die in a state of a non-believer and we seek the protection of ALLAH The Most High:
1. Greatly harming other Muslims
2. Excessive fornication without repentance
3. Dishonest claims to sainthood
4. Awarding oneself the status of Sheikh without having received an authorization.
5. Deliberately lying about the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) by telling untrue narrations.
6. Indulging in slandering and backbiting without repenting.
These situations indicate without doubt that the person will die a non-believer even if he has performed great deeds, except if he repents, but he will finish his life in a state of unbelief if he persists in behaving this way up until his death. We seek protection of ALLAH The Most High.
I recommend you to purify your heart of all animosity and hatred towards other Muslims for the person who has these characteristics cannot succeed. I order you to keep away from having bad opinions of ALLAH and his believing servants. Indeed the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) has said: “There are two characteristics that are worse than anything else: these are having a bad opinion of ALLAH, and having a bad opinion of his servants.” […]”
Zawiya Tidjaniya El Kubra of Europe