Habib's Prayer for Unity

Jun 2014
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I've been working on a project reading in conjunction a number of texts, notably including the Seven Valleys. i came across a prayer in Ibn ‘Abbas' account of Muhammad's Mi'raj through the heavens, one of the texts I am studying in conjunction with the others. The prayer seems worth sharing since it has a focus on unity, which is a great need in the current time.

Muhammad meets an angel named Habib, who is an angel made of snow and fire conjoined, but without the fire destroying the snow or the snow destroying the fire. Habib (himself a symbol of profound Unity) mourns for humanity, for our disunity, and offers the prayer: "Oh Thou who hast joined the snow and fire, unite Thou also the hearts of Thy believing servants."
 

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