Ask for His Shade

I began this Ramadan with a review of the seven under the Shade of Allah. As I began the month, I would like to end it with a reflection to myself and a supplication to God.

I raised the question in the beginning of Ramadan and I would like to raise the same question again:

“O Mankind! What seduced you from your Most Generous Lord,
who has created thee, and formed thee in accordance with what thou art meant to be, and shaped thy nature in just proportions?”

Quran 82:6-7

Sometimes it is helpful to have a question to the self to pick on our subconscious. It can help us to nurture within us a healthy remorse, and a turning to God for His Shade.

The translation of the supplication is:

“O Living, O Self-Sustaining Sustainer!
O Living, O Self-Sustaining Sustainer!
O Living, O Self-Sustaining Sustainer!
O Allah, shade us with the Shade of Your Throne on the Day when there will be no shade except Your Shade.

Tawfiq ibn Saeed al Sayegh, Compilation of Dua[Supplication]

This is an excerpt from a forthcoming book, currently titled Love Is Deeper Than Words: Key Lessons from the Prophets.

Fadwa Wazwaz

Fadwa Wazwaz | Fəd-wə Wəz-wəz is a Palestinian-American born in Jerusalem, Palestine and raised in the US. Currently, she lives in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. She is an author of God Intervenes Between A Person And Their Heart: Key Lessons From The Prophets. Follow on Social Media

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