Prayer of Light of the Prophet Muhammad

Prayer of Light of the Prophet Muhammad

O God
Please give me Light in my heart
And light in my touch,
And light in my tongue
and light in my hearing
and light in my sight
and light in my breath
And light in all of my body
And Light in mind
And light in my feeling
And light in soul
Give me I pray thee,
Light in my right hand and light in my left hand
Light before me and light behind me
Light on my right side
And light in my left side
Light above me and light below me.
O God, increase light within me
And give me light and illuminate me.

These are the lights the Prophet asked for,
verily, to hold such light means to be
contemplated by the Light of lights.
Based on translations of al Makki

Sources:
Readings from the Mystics of Islam by Margaret Smith
The Mevlevi Wird offered by Camille Helminski
The Illuminated Prayer by Coleman Barks
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