Cling To The Robe Of The Archer

“A buzurg asked the people about a powerful archer who never errs in his aim. The sky is his bow and all the difficulties and calamities of the universe are the arrow. Tell me, what is the way of saving yourself from him? They answered that it is not possible to save oneself from him. The buzurg then said: There is only one way, and that is to cling to the robe of the archer.

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So brothers! Seek the protection of Allah Most High. Whenever any fear enters the heart, immediately say: O Allah! I seek refuge in You and Your protection. He is such a benefactor that He never refuses ones who asks with sincerity.

You ask yourself if on a dark and rainy night bandits are chasing a lone child and the child is screaming save me, save me! Will you not give such a helpless and desperate child protection? Even if you are living in a shack, you will still grant him safety. After all, Allah is Rabb al-Arbab (Sustainer of all sustainers)and Arham al-Rahimin (Most Merciful of all those who show mercy). When His servant becomes agitated due to difficulties and seeks His protection, then He will definitely open the doors of protection and refuge.”

These words touched my heart and I thought of sharing this with all my wonderful readers.

My heart is overwhelmed to know how Merciful is Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala. Banda chaahen jis mushkil mein ho agar waaqai tadapte dil se Allah se maangen beshak Allah ka waada hai ke wo zaroor sunega bus hum hi maangne mein der karte hain aur humen hi maangne ka tareeqa nahi aata.

This post is a part of a translation of a lecture delivered by current Grand Mufti of Pakistan, Mawlana Mufti Muhammad Rafi’Usmani. Translated by Shaykh Yusuf Laher

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