There is no du'a that resonates with the spirit of Ramadhan like the first short du'a we begin everyday amaals with.
With the recitation of the words 'Ya Aliyyu, Ya Adheem…’ a sense of peace and connection envelops us. This du'a seems to encapsulate all our desires and hopes from the Holy month of fasting and to understand it better is to understand our relationship with our Creator better.
That is why we are extremely pleased to announce the launch of Seeking Elevation - a verse-by-verse commentary of this du'a by Shaykh Muhammad Khalfan. Through his explanations, this book not only analyses the deeper philosophical meanings of the names by which we call on Allah (SWT), but also the manner in which we do and kind of attitude and perspective it should inspire in us.
This book is not just about the meaning of this particular du'a, but about the finer nuances of supplication as a means of reaching out to God. He also explores the various things we ask for in this du'a - Ziyarah, Hajj and the rewards of the Aakhirah and what they mean not only in the physical sense, but the spiritual one as well.