Shehu Uthman Dan Fuduye` lived his entire life following in the footsteps of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. It is impossible for anyone to have the complete light of Muhammad. However every believing man and woman has some share of the Muhammadan light. Allah ta’ala blessed Shehu Uthman with a generous share of the light of Muhammad until he, may Allah be pleased with him, was made to resemble him, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Both the Messenger of Allah and Shehu Uthman’s appearance were foretold. They both never faced a person with evil or with what he disliked. They both were patient with the evils of people. They both manifested their spiritual states when they reached the age of forty-one and some months. They both made their hijra with their communities fleeing from persecution at the age of 51 or 52. They both were given victory by Allah and governance over their enemies. They both were taken to their Lord having performed all that Allah commanded them at the age of 63. This was a favor of Allah, which He gives to whom He plea ses from among His servants. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace said: “Whoever resembles a people, then he is from among them.” Allah ta’ala blessed Shehu Uthman to give life to the Sunna of Muhammad during his time and to resemble him in outward appearance and inward character. This intense love which Shehu Uthman had for the Messenger of Allah was thoroughly manifested in his famous prayer upon the Prophet called ad-Dala’il.
In this litany Shehu Uthman gathered together twenty different prayers upon the Prophet. Each prayer contains profound insights into the reality of Muhammad and his sublime station with Allah ta’ala. ; In them are revealed the hidden mysteries of the relation between Allah ta’ala and his perfect slave and messenger Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. The SANKORE’ INSTITUTE makes this litany available to the jama’at of Shehu Uthman Dan Fuduye`, so that they too can develop the love and yearning for Muhammad which will carry them from the darkness of their lower selves to the light of eye witnessing Allah’s majestic reality.
The one who takes the ad-Dalaa’il as a daily litany will no doubt attain what Shehu Uthman attained. He will be forgiven his sins; his character will be transformed; he will be loved by the People of Allah; his daily provision will be made easy ; he will be given victory over his enemies; he will be given honor; he will die in the best state; he will be gathered under the banner of the Prophet; his book will be given in his right hand; his scale will be made heavy from good deeds; his reckoning will be easy; he will cross the Siraat with ease and speed; he will receive the intercession of the Prophet; he will drink from the fountain of the Prophet; he will be saved from the Fires of Hell; he will enter the Garden; he will be gathered with the Messenger of Allah and achieve the Supreme Delight of the vision of his Lord, the Mighty, the Majestic.
Shaykh Muhammad Shareef