The power of ‘یَا حَیُّ یَا قَیُّومُ’

Invocations and litanies

The power of ‘یَا حَیُّ یَا قَیُّومُ

During a trip abroad, Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ was returning to his home from the airport. It was very late and the night was already misty when it suddenly became so foggy that the driver was unable to continue driving. They were keen to reach home, lest they missed Fajr prayer. Praying in a nearby Masjid was not an option because all places of worship were closed early due to the Covid lockdown. It was not possible to stop at a petrol station to perform Salah either, as Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnah دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ cannot stand and wash his feet in a sink due to a medical problem, and due to a valid exemption, he offers Salah whilst sitting on a chair.

Nonetheless, during this difficult time, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ began reciting ‘یَاحَیُّ یَاقَیُّومُ’ and the accompanying brothers joined in. Within moments, the fog cleared and they were able to proceed with their journey home. The power of these divine names continued to shield the convoy as they reached home quicker than usual despite having to take a dirt road which should have lengthened the journey. Arriving at his home, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ performed Wudu and prayed Fajr Salah, finishing just one minute before sunrise.

There is a historical incident that inspired Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ to begin reciting these divine names in that difficult situation. In the early days of Dawat-e-Islami, during a tour to Sindh, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ delivered a lecture at a particular place. He then needed to reach someone’s residence in Hyderabad where Suhoor had been arranged. Finishing the lecture later than planned, he was doubtful about reaching the person’s home on time. Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ and the brothers with him began reciting ‘یَاحَیُّ یَاقَیُّومُ’. Through the blessings of this invocation, they managed to reach the house on time.

Kyun kar na mayray kaam banayn ghayb say Hasan

Bandah bhi hoon to kaysay baray kaarsaaz ka

(Zauq-e-Na’t, p. 18)

Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ shared the airport incident with Nigran-e-Shura while the latter was on his tour of Punjab. Inspired by the event, he also began reciting these divine names when he found himself in rush hour traffic and thought he might miss Salah. The power of the invocation took immediate effect and he reached his destination with ample time to pray Salah.

Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ states: ‘اَلحَیُّ’ and ‘اَلقَیُّومُ’ are divine names of Allah Almighty. Each name of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ contains immense blessings. ‘یَاحَیُّ یَاقَیُّومُ’ is a very blessed invocation. If you face any calamity or difficulty, recite ‘یَاحَیُّ یَاقَیُّومُ’ abundantly. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه, tribulations will be relieved and problems will be solved, (Madani Muzakarah, 11th Jumadal Ukhra 1442 AH derived from).




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