(Let me continue by saying) that one Friday an idea came to my mind to write a mawlid containing some of the traditions about the birth of the reality called Sayyiduna Muhammad.
My heart was strongly moved to add (al-Asrar al-Rabaniya) to the title Mawlid al-Nabi, that is, the Birth of the Prophet, the prophet who was born circumcised,
Who, like a string of pearls, gifted to us, clear and brilliant, lifted all doubt,
Who, in some traditions, appeared to have natural kohol around his eyes.
That night, sleeping, I saw the Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him peace.
And envisioning him is truly seeing him, as told by the trusted narrators who use the proven methods.
He had ordered me to write a mawlid, and to beautify each stanza by ending the first line with ha’a
And the second with nun, significant because the nun of kun (meaning “be”) is half the domain of the worlds.
He gave me the good news that he will be present each time it is read; and thus I wrote it in his honor as a story to be read before sleeping.
Surely, when reciting this mawlid, a du‘a made at the mention of his birth and at completion will be accepted, after which, Allah’s forgiveness is requested.
So I began, being poor and hoping for the highest Qur’anic stations;
Being that, in each reading of the Qur’an, barakah is the intended goal.
And I say, and I am the lowly, begging Allah for the hidden meanings known only by Him;
Rich through Allah, the Sharif, the distinguished by the Mirghani line, Muhammad Uthman
Ibn al-Sayyid Muhammad Abi Bakr ibn al-Sayyid Abdullah, the student of Ibn Idris Ahmad, whose deeds are praiseworthy (and who is known for specializing in the sirah of the Prophet),
May Allah send to all, along with my children and brothers of the way, clouds of rahman and ridwan.
This being said, when Allah wished to manifest the higher and lower worlds
He grasped a handful of His light that became Muhammad ibn Adnan.
The Prophet had said to Jabir: The light of your Prophet is the first of what Allah created, O Jabir.
Just as he had clearly said: I was a prophet even when Adam was between water and clay.
In a clear riwaya, the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, asked Jibril: “How old are you Jibril?” And he said: “I don’t know.
However, there is a star that appears behind the fourth veil,” O congregation of brothers;
“Once every 70,000 years.” Thus are the selected signs;
“And I have seen it 72,000 times without missing one appearance.”
Then the Prophet, may Allah bless and grant him peace, defining his station as the Chosen One and its secrets, said:
“By my mighty Lord, I am that star, the star that you, O Jibril, have seen in the veil of the Munificent.”
And there are secrets about him that cannot be contained in books,
Nor even recorded by his two angels.
O Allah bless and grant peace upon the dhat al-Muhammadiya And forgive us what might be and what has been.