Know Your Lord

Bismillahi wa salatu wa salamu ‘ala Rasulillah wa ‘ala jami’il ambiyai wal-mursalin wa ‘ala ahlihi wa sahabihi ajmain, amin.

 

I believe in Allah the Lord of the worlds

The Absolute existence without a start

And the ever-living without an end

The greatest of honours is in knowing your Lord

With a Tawhid pristinely pure

 

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha illa Allahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Allah your Lord was there ‘before’

Without the concept of a start in time

He does not commence from any being

Nor does He intermingles with anything

Your Lord is One eternally unique

Sublime and perfect wara-ul-wara

 

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha illa Allahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

He is not an appatrition that one pursues

Nor is He veiled to be contained

He is never delimited by space and time

He is beyond everything beyond

 

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha illa Allahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

He does not issue from what was not

He’s never an occurrence guard Your faith

He created and made all that exist

He is a Lord most Awesome and Great

 

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha illa Allahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

His essence Sublime is beyond your grasp

Just as He was He now remains

The greatest of minds submit before

The Sole Owner of existence al-Qayyum

 

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha illa Allahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Your Lord was there before the creation of time

A beginningless beginning is out of time

He is eternal without an end

While all He made will end with time

 

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha illa Allahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Changes in the least are far from your Lord

And He is never affected by whatever He changed

Wealthy is Allah Ghaniy mutlaq

The eternally independent without a need

 

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha illa Allahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Allah is unique my brothers in faith

Beyond the question of How and Where

Timeless is Allah eternal in the past

And in the future without an end

 

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha illa Allahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

He did not emerge from something else

That may lead His servants to assume a source

Nothing in reality leads to His Being

Nor does He evolves from another being

 

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha illa Allahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Your Lord is sublime beyond compare

Closer to you than your jugular veins

Allah is near He is never far

He is with us wherever we are

 

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha illa Allahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

Allah is All-Knowing al-‘Alim

Nothing in existence is hidden from Him

Whenever a leaf falls in a jungle far

It takes its leap with Allah’s leave

 

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha illa Allahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah

 

All-Hearing is Allah as-Sami’

The minutest of sounds up or down

The single progression of any being

The tiniest of steps from the tiniest of beings

In the darkness of night or in the light of the day

Or in the deepest of layers unknown to man

Are visible to Allah without a veil

O my brothers praise your Lord

 

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha ilallah

La ilaha illa Allahu

Muhammadur Rasulullah