« After the mention of the name of ALLAH and the prayer upon the Messenger of ALLAH,
My advice to you through the injunctions of ALLAH is as follows. He said (The Glorified, The Exalted) :

« […] And We have instructed those who were given the Scripture before you and yourselves to fear Allah […] » (Surat 04 The women, verse 131)

He – may He be glorified and Exalted – said:

« He has ordained for you of religion what He enjoined upon Noah and that which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what We enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus - to establish the religion and not be divided therein. Difficult for those who associate others with Allah is that to which you invite them [...] » (Surat 42 The consultation, verse 13)

He – may He be glorified and Exalted – said:

 « And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. [...] » (Surat 3 Family of Imran, verse 103)

He – may He be glorified and Exalted – said:

« (2) […] And whoever fears Allah - He will make for him a way out, (3) And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah - then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things. » (Surat 65 The Divorce, verses 2 and 3)

He – may He be glorified and Exalted – said:

« (4) […] and whosoever fears Allah, He will make his matter easy for him. (5) That is the command of Allah, which He has sent down to you; and whoever fears Allah - He will remove for him his misdeeds and make great for him his reward. » (Surat 65 The Divorce, verses 4 and 5).

Know that piety (Taqwa) is difficult to achieve, because the rein with which you can catch it is so far away that contenders for its accession are discouraged. So those who manage to achieve it and master are few and far between.

This is due to the fact that hearts and souls are sealed by their turning away from ALLAH as well as from His commandments in each aspect and consideration and so piety has been mired in the field of human tribulation from which it has no hope of escaping. This is the condition of human beings these days, in every country, wherever in the world except a few rare cases that benefit from the preservation of ALLAH The Most High.   

And for the aforementioned reasons, the ocean of fear and trouble has become deeper, covering over the ocean of calamity and affliction in which each and every one will inevitably drown. Every time that a person begs for his protection and salvation from misfortune, he is enveloped by further calamities. The following words refer to this subject: “A time will come when people will go through the successive waves of the oceans of affliction and trouble. They will be unable to benefit from this except in the intensity of their supplication just like a drowning man.”

However, certain deeds if constantly carried out cause safeguard from all that we have mentioned previously or at least “attenuate excess fire”. By this we mean, abundance request for forgiveness and prayers upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him); and also the evocation of the words asserting oneness: “There is no deity except ALLAH”; likewise the evocation of His Words (May He be Glorified and Exalted): “…There is no deity except You, exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.” (Surat 21 The Prophets, verse 87) and His Words: “Sufficient for us is ALLAH, and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.” (Surat 3 Family of Imran, verse 173)

In this way, the servant will move away from calamities, ills and impurity proportionally to the abundance of his supplication. As his supplications decrease so he will draw closer to them. However, it is up to each one of you to accomplish these evocations according to your own capacity.

I enjoin you to implore and supplicate profusely He who is The Perfect One in His Glory and Majesty. Certainly, ALLAH is the Magnanimous and loving with His servants. He is so Generous and such a Provider of grace that He cannot let the person who supplicates Him, because of the misfortunes and afflictions that surround him, turn away, who reaches out to Him, requesting His gift and hoping for His Generosity and His benevolence, in the same way that he cannot let His Mercy turn away from him. Indeed he who is incapable of imploring and supplicating is truly mediocre. In this way, he ruins his own soul regarding ALLAH and cannot be redeemed.

Make time for moments to meet before the door of ALLAH over the course of time.

Indeed, he who adopts this habit as time passes, will be covered by the Mercy and The breaths of ALLAH which will destroy his hardships and distress. He we will obtain relief from the trials that have become too heavy to bear because of the fact that ALLAH (The Glorified, The Exalted) is Rich, Generous and that He would be ashamed, considering His Generosity, to abandon whoever stands regularly at His Door, if only for short instants, leaving him no possibility to escape hardship or imposing upon him a danger that it is impossible to avoid.

Maintain this commitment and persevere if only minimal moments both day and night. In this way, you will find ease in all situations and deliverance from many evils […]”

Research and translation by Zawiya Tidjaniya el Kubra in Lyon, France