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Why We Visit Maqams

Dr. Nour Kabbani

20 August, 2022 Fenton Zawiya, Michigan

هُنَالِكَ دَعَا زَكَرِيَّا رَبَّهُۥ

"There in that spot, only, Zakariya invoked his Lord." (Surat Aali-`Imran, 3:38)

I heard it from Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, whenever he went to mazaars and maqaams, especially in Lebanon; when people objected he quoted this ayah.

That is where Zakariyya, `alayhi 's-salam, made du`a to his Lord. And was it accepted? It was. So it means the place is holy because of the worship, because of the malaa'ika, angels coming down, because of the light, nour, because of the blessings, baraka of Sayyida Maryam, `alayha 's-salam. So the prophet Sayyidina Zakariyya`alayhi 's-salam knew where to go, which is why we come to holy places because we know that Allah ﷻ accepts du`a more readily in these places than others. And this is one where we make du`a.

Every week we do it, and insha-Allah after 52 weeks of 52 du`as, even one du`a goes through, that is our hope. If one dua goes through we are saved, and insha-Allah all of them will go through.

Rabbana taqabbal minna w`afuw anna w 'aghfir lana w 'arhamna wa tub `alayna w’ahdina w’asqina w’asturna w 'ansurna `alaa al-qawmi 'l-mufsideen, w'ansur sultanana sultan al-muslimeen.

Ya Rabbee, we have difficulties and each has a different kind of difficulty that You are already aware of, not that we are reminding You, istaghfirullah, You know better if it is a legal difficulty, financial, medical, mental health, a, matter of divorce or about families, the state of countries, ya Rabbee, You know better!

Ya Rabbee, we are asking ya Rabbee relief from all our difficulties we have one by one, by the intercession of Rasoolullah ﷺ! For his sake ya Rabbee, give us comfort and ease and relief from all of our difficulties, ya Rabb al-`Alameen.

Ameen, ameen, ameen, bi-hurmati 'l-Habeeb wa bi-hurmati 'l-Fatiha


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