Aḥmadū Bāmbā


the most perfect prayer for the body and the soul

Published by Khadimu Rasul, Society Publications in Brooklyn, N.Y. (709 E. 37th St., Brooklyn 11203) .
Written in English.

About the Book

The Sheikh's vision was transcendental, for he composed this present work when he was a teenager at the request of his mother who asked him to write a prayer for her. (Mariama Jariatullah Bousso) Towards the beginning of the poem the blessings of Allah upon all of the prophets are invoked. Thus the supplication for their blessing is a blessing also upon the supplicant. Protection from hazards - that the Sheikh himself later had to endure by the hands of the French colonialists who sought to torture him- was also invoked. Further into the qassida, supplication for his mother is directly given, and as it is the primary human bond from the womb to the world, it is a blessing upon the disciple who supplicates thusly. The Ummah, community of Muslims, originates in the Um (womb); may we all give honor to our mothers and all future mothers, that their wombs be fertile with blessings to bring forth blessed people like Sheikh Ahmadu Bamba, R.A.

First Sentence

Bismillahi Rahmanir Rahimi Yallahu Bil Mustafa Sindidi Yallahu Wa Bikhalilika Ibrahima Yallahu O God! (I implore thee) by the blessings of Mustafa (The Prophet Muhammad) O God! And by the blessings of thy beloved friend Abraham O God!

Edition Notes

Cover title: Prayers of Shaykh Ahmad Bamba.
English and Arabic.

Other Titles Prayers of Shaykh Ahmad Bamba.


Dewey Decimal Class 297/.43
Library of Congress BP183.3 .B346 1987

The Physical Object

Pagination 45 p. :
Number of pages 45

ID Numbers

Open Library OL2126092M
LC Control Number 88187132

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