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Oh Allah, of Grace I ask You its perfection;

and of protection its duration;

and of mercy its completion;

and of health its attainment.

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O Allah, I ask You through the abundant grace of Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim...
and I ask You through the majesty and the praise of Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim...
and I ask You through the reverence of Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim...
and I ask You through the sanctity of Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. 
And through the power and the sovereignty and the greatness of Bismallahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim, 
and through the exaltedness and the strength and the potence of Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim – 
I ask You in the name of all these to raise me in Your estimation through the secret of Bismallahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim.

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The title of the blog, “In the Shadow of Pure Light” reflects the position of the human being – as Being perpetually in the shade of God, a shade that can be both cool and protecting; or dark and isolating – depending on the state of ones soul.

Pure Light is a reference to God, whom the believer is constantly in search of – and who can only be perceived by the realization that being in God’s shade also means becoming the Divine Shadow; and that the human is intrinsically linked to Allah – his/her entire Being is dependent on as-Samad (the independent one), just as a shadow can never be severed from the object of its projection and has no will of its own, but to follow its Reality. It can also metaphorically be seen as a representation of God’s presence around an object, as well speaking to the transient nature of the world – reflecting the waning of Time, as Shadows do.

The themes of Light and Purity also celebrate a state of spiritual felicity, a state where the soul has perceived the brilliance and untaintedness of Divine Love, basking forever after in the sheltering and sweet Shadows of its Shade.

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