Thursday 11 October 2012

Hizb an-Nasr intro - The Prayer of Victory

 Al-Ghawth Al-Qutb  Imam Abul Hasan Shadhili’s

Hizb an-Nasr intro - The Prayer of Victory
The Hizb an-Nasr was inspired and recited by Shaykh Abu Hassan As-Shadhuli .This Hizb is called as-Saif as-shadhili (The sword of shadhili).

Hizb an-Nasr-The Prayer of Victory is a powerful litany by renowned Sufi Shaykh Abul Hasan ash-Shadhdhuli (rahimullah). It is recommended to recite the highly meritorious Hizb an-Nasr to invoke Allah's help, blessing and guidance for people who are in need in the Ummah. Indeed it has benefit and concealed secrets in it for those who recite.

 It was written about 800 years ago at the time Shaykh Abu Hassan As-Shadhuli was fighting against the Crusaders, led by King Louis IX of France. The Crusaders were trying to invade through the city of Mansura. 

This highly potent du'a was recited by renowned Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Nasir and across Morocco, and inspired resistance to the French Occupation. So powerful was it that the French President had to issue an order banning its recitation from the mosques. Moroccans date the movement to return King Muhammad from that outlawing of the du'a. It is appropriate to the present state of the Ummah.

 Towards the end of his life, Abul Hasan Shadhili's eye sight started to become weaker. He was slowly losing his eye sight but it didn't prevent him from fighting in the front line of the battle of al-Mansurah when the Crusaders forces under King Louis of France invaded Misr (Egypt) in 1250. His age was approximately 54 then. 

Shaykh Abul Hasan and many of his muridun (spiritual disciples), friends from amongst the 'ulama' (scholars) and awliya (saints of God) upon hearing that the ummah (muslim community) was under attack, immediately made their way to al-Mansurah to fight in the front line seeking Victory or Paradise as Martyr (an Nasr aw al-Jannah). Allah (Ta'ala) gave the Muslims victory.

Here is the recount Shaykh Abul Hasan from the Orison of The School of the Shadhdhuliyyah, volume one:
 On the day of the battle he (Shaykh Abul Hasan) mounted his best horse and had one of the muridun hand him up his sword. When he had his sword to hand he asked for another, and with a sword in his right hand and a sword in his left hand he rode into battle. When asked later, given his deteriorating eyesight, how he could have ridden into battle and so honourably acquitted himself on the battle field he simply pointed to his heart saying: "If the eye of the heart sees clearly what need is there for my eyes?” such was his vision.

 From the Orison of The School of the Shadhdhuliyyah, volume two we get more clearer picture of the famous battle of Mansurah:

 It was Louis IX, King of France, leading the vast combined armies of the Crusaders. The desire of the King was to bring down and subdue Islam in a final decisive battle. The combined forces of the West were fully prepared to attack Misr (Egypt) in a battle that is often compared with the Battle of the Trench (ghazwatul kahndaq).

 The shaykh had a profound veridical dream (ru'ya) just before the battle where he was given a vision of a huge tent, an expansive pavilion mounting into the sky, light shone upon it and it was teeming with heavenly people. When asked in the dream, to whom this tent belong, it was said, "To the Prophet of Allah, peace and blessings upon him.” In the later part of the dream the Prophet spoke to Shaykh Abul Hasan and gave him advice. King Louis lost despite superior military power and he was captured in the battle along side with many of his generals. Allah gave the Muslims victory.

Nasr min Allahi wa fathun Qarib, wa Bashiril Muminin.
Help is from Allah and Victory is Near, Give good news to the believers.-Quran 61:13
O Allah, make us all steadfast with the recitation of Hizb al-Nasr for the victory of Muslims over our foes. Ameen.

Hizb an-Nasr -The Prayer of Victory in English
O Allah,
By the authority of Your Omnipotent Power
And by the speedy help of Your Victory
And by your Wrath at the interdiction
Of Your inviolable protection
To whomever
seeks protection
In Your Signs
We implore You
O Allah, O Allah, O Allah
O Hearer, O Near, O Answerer,
O Expeditious, O Avenger, O Violent Rigour,
O Omnipotent Force, O Vanquisher,
O You who is not weakened by the power of Tyrants
And for whom the destruction of rebellious
kings and czars is no great matter
We ask You to make the snare of he who plots
against us to be the casue of his own
And the plot of he who plots against us to
rebound upon him
And cause him
Who dug a hole for us
To fall in it
And he sets up for us the net of deception
Make him, O Lord, driven into it
And trapped into it
And a prisoner of it
O Allah, by the Truth of Kaaaf Ha Ya Ayiiin Swaad
Save us from preoccupation with enemies
Perish them and cause them all to pay dearly
And inflict upon them speedy revenge
Today and tomorrow
O Allah, scatter their unity
O Allah, disperse their gathering
O Allah, lessen their numbers
O Allah, blunt their edge
O Allah, encircle them
O Allah, send wrath upon them
O Allah, banish them from the circle of clemency
And deprive them of the reinforcement of respite
And snare their hands and feet
And tie up their hearts
And do not let them attain their goals.
O Allah, rip them all apart to shreds
As you rend Your enemies
To give victory
To Your Prophets
And Your Emissaries
And Your Saints
O Allah, rend us victory
As You rendered victorious
Your beloved ones against your enemies
O Allah, do not give the enemy power over us
And do not give them authority over us
On account of our sins
O Allah, do not give the enemy power over us
And do not give them authority over us
On account of our sins
O Allah, do not give the enemy power over us
And do not give them authority over us
On account of our sins.

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