munajat al-taibeen whisperings of the repenters

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MUNAJAT AL-TA’IBEEN
WHISPERINGS OF THE
REPENTERS
TALKS BY:
DR. M SHOMALI
15th May 2012
WHAT IS MUNAJAAT?
 It is the whisperings. When someone is close
to you, you don’t shout, but you whisper.
 Allah s.w.t. is closer to us than ourselves, and
so we whisper to Him.
 Prophet Musa a.s. asked God, “Are you distant
when I call upon you or are you close to me,
so that I whisper to you,” Allah s.w.t. replied:
 “ I am close to the one who remembers me”
Engaging in communication with Allah
s.w.t
 Prayers are read in such a way that one can hear the
words read by the person.
 Prayers is also form of whisperings.
 Hadith by Allah s.w.t.” When they become close to me,
I whisper to them, the chosen ones.”
 Therefore; it’s a mutual communication.
 God communicates in His own way.
 Munajat is Intimate and private. Munaajat can also be
whispered in congregation. But in essence, it is done in
isolation, its between you and your God.
Gems from Ma’sumeen a.s.
 Apart from Salaat, which is formal kind of ebadat.
 4th holy Imam Zaynul Abedin a.s. was given this
particular task by Allah s.w.t. He lived in a time
whereby he taught people through the culture of
prayer, supplication and whisperings.
 The only form of guiding the people after the
tragedy of Karbala was through du’as and
munaajats.
 When we speak to God, we don’t need anyone to
be with us, we can do it when alone or in
congregation.
Du’as from Imam Zaynul Abedin a.s.
 It is universal for of prayers to reach Allah
s.w.t.
 MEDINAH – the city of the Holy Prophet s.a.w.
and other ma’sumeen a.s. were buried there.
Even these sacred cities were not free from
prohibited forms i.e. singing, music.
 4th Imam showed different forms of duas and
supplications for different circumstances.
Sahifa-Sajjadiyah
 Sahifa Sajjadiya is a collection of glorious
prayers by the 4th Imam a.s.
 Dua Abu Hamza Thumali is not part of Sahifa
Sajjadiya.
 The 15 whisperings are also not part of the
Sahifa Sajjadiya.
 There are many more psalms of the Imam.
The 15 whisperings
Munaajats
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Munaajat Al-Taaibeen.
Munaajat Shaakiin
Munaajat- Al Shakireen
Munaajatul Arifeen and many more.
They are like different stations, depending on
your condition, you can whisper and talk to God.
 How can we engage in Munaajat- Al-Taaibeen,
whisperings of the repenters?
Analysis of Munaajat Al-Taaibeen
The first station from the many stations.
Manzil or stations, coming down from your
previous manzil.
Spiritual journey, has different stages, stations.
Station of Tawbah, one should be aware of
tawbah, acceptance of tawbah, and achieve as
much as one can.
Khaja Abdullahi Ansari mentions these
stations from Manaazilul-Saaireen.
Station of Tawbah
 Some say that the 1st station is awakening,
and some say it is the station of Tawbah.
 Remove the darkness of sins, unnecessary
weight that we have carried (burden of sins)
before we can embark upon the spiritual
journey.
 Tawbah should not be postponed.
 Times of tawbah, i.e. Friday night, during the
month of Ramadhan, or when it rains.
Station of Tawbah
 Ask for forgiveness at all times but in
sincerity.
Real feeling of remorse from the heart.
To stop committing sins and not to repeat.
Allah’s mercy encompasses our negligence.
Even the likes of Firon and Yazid could seek
tawbah, and they were taught how to repent,
but they were not given the tawfiq of doing
tawbah.
To feel despaired is the worse sin
 One who has no hope in Allah, shaytan would have more strength
to put him in the ditch.
 Are we truly asking for forgiveness? Are we true to ourselves?
 From the munaajat al-Taaibeen
 “O Allah the mistakes have clothed me in the garment of my
lowliness….”
 When we commit sins, we loose our honour within my self. My own
self esteem will be damaged.
 A noble person would not do evil, due to the respect for himself
and honour.
 Respect for ones’ self is very important.
 From this munajaat, we understand that we become separate from
God, due to our lowliness. God is not far from us, it is we who are
distant from God.
Glimpses from the whisperings of the Repenters
O Allah, Revive my heart through repentance…
 It is Allah s.w.t who revives our heart to be able to
repent to Him and go back to Him.
 It is through His tawfiq, that we can go back to
Him and confess our sins.
 God is my Hope, God is my want, God is my wish,
God is my aim.
 Everything else comes under this.
 “O Allah, the one who doesn’t have you, what
does he have, and the one who has you, he has
everything” Dua Arafah by Imam Husayn a.s.

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