The Daily Dhikrs

The Daily Dhikrs

These dhikrs are performed everyday at certain times.

1) The Dhikr After the Dawn Prayer

These dhikrs are performed after the dawn prayer. The dervish should perform this dhikr while seated. The dhikrs of “lā ilāha illā Allah” and “Allah”, i.e. the first and third dhikrs, should be accompanied with the Kasnazanī head movement of dhikr which represents the “striking the rock of the heart with the hammer of dhikr.” 

(أ) لا الهَ الا اللَّـهُ. [300 مرة] 

(A) Lā ilāha illā Allah (There is no god save Allah). [300 times]

[ب) لا الهَ الا اللَّـهُ مُحَمّدٌ رَسولُ اللَّـهِ صَلّى اللَّـهُ تَعالى عَلَيهِ وسَلَّمْ ، في كل لمحة ونفس عدد ما وسعه علم اللَّـهُ. [100 مرة) 

(B) Lā ilāha illā Allah (There is no god save Allah) Muḥammad rasūlu Allah (Muḥammad is the Messenger of Allah) ṣallā Allah ta‘ālā ‘alayhi wa sallam (prayer and peace of Allah, High is He, be upon him), fī kulli lamḥatin wa nafas (with every look and breath), ʿadada mā wasiʿah ʿilmu Allah (as many times as Allah’s knowledge encompasses). [100 times]

(ج) اللَّـهُ. [300 مرة]

(C) Allah. [300 times]

(د) سورة الفاتحة [30 مرة]*

(D) The Chapter of Fātiḥa. [30 times]*

(ه) اسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّـهَ العَظيم. [100 مرة]**

(E) Astaghfiru Allah al‑‘Aẓīm (I ask Allah the Great for forgiveness). [100 times]**

 

2) The Dhikr After the Midday Prayer

 These dhikrs are performed after the midday prayer.

(أ) لا الهَ الا اللَّـهُ. [165 مرة]

(A) Lā ilāha illā Allah (There is no god save Allah). [165 times]

(ب) سورة الفاتحة [25 مرة]*

(B) The Chapter of Fātiḥa. [25 times]*

(ج) اسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّـهَ العَظيم. [100 مرة]**

(C) Astaghfiru Allah al‑ʿAẓīm (I ask Allah the Great for forgiveness). [100 times]**

3) The Dhikr After the Afternoon Prayer

 These dhikrs are performed after the afternoon prayer.

(أ) لا الهَ الا اللَّـهُ. [165 مرة]

(A) Lā ilāha illā Allah (There is no god save Allah). [165 times]

(ب) سورة الفاتحة [20 مرة]*

(B) The Chapter of Fātiḥa. [20 times]*

(ج) اسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّـهَ العَظيم. [100 مرة]**

(C) Astaghfiru Allah al‑ʿAẓīm (I ask Allah the Great for forgiveness). [100 times]**

4) The Dhikr Before the Sunset Prayer

This dhikr is a gift from Shaikh ʿAbd al-Qādir al‑Gaylānī to the Shaikhs of Ṭarīqa Kasnazaniyya. It was communicated to Shaikh ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Kasnazan shortly before he departed this world so he asked for it to be started by his successor Shaikh Hussein. Shaikh Muḥammad al-Muḥammad al‑Kasnazan describes this dhikr as being “unique, without a parallel, and very powerful” in terms of its spiritual benefits. 

This dhikr is performed one hour before sunset. The dervish should perform this dhikr while seated. It can be performed collectively by a number of dervishes sitting in concentric circles, or individually. The dhikr of “Yā Arḥama ar-Raḥimīn” and the prayer after it were added by Shaikh Muhammad. The ten dhikrs are accompanied with the Kasnazanī head movement of dhikr.

(أ) يا اللَّـهُ يا حَيُّ يا قَيّوم. [66 مرة]

(A) Yā Allahu yā Ḥayyu yā Qayyūm (O Allah, O the Ever‑living, O the Eternal!) [66 times]. 

(ب) يا اللَّـهُ مَولايَ اللَّـهُ. [66 مرة]

(B) Yā Allah mawlāy Allah (O Allah, Allah is my Master!) [66 times]. 

(ج) يا هُو. [66 مرة]

(C) Yā Hū (O He!) [66 times]. 

(د) يا حَي. [66 مرة]

(D) Yā Ḥay (O Ever‑living!) [66 times]. 

(ه) يا واحِد. [66 مرة]

(E) Yā Wāḥid (O One!) [66 times]. 

(و) يا عَزيز. [66 مرة]

(F) Yā ʿAzīz (O Invincible!) [66 times]. 

(ز) يا وَدود. [66 مرة]

(G) Yā Wadūd (O Loving!) [66 times]. 

(ح) يا رَحمن. [66 مرة]

(H) Yā Raḥmān (O Gracious!) [66 times]. 

(ط) يا رَحيم. [66 مرة]

(I) Yā Raḥīm (O Merciful!) [66 times]. 

(ك) يا أرحم الراحمين. [66 مرة]

(J) Yā Arḥama ar-Raḥimīn (O the most Merciful of the merciful!) [66 times].  

 

5) The Dhikr After the Sunset Prayer

These dhikrs are performed after the sunset prayer.

(أ) لا الهَ الا اللَّـهُ. [165 مرة]

(A) Lā ilāha illā Allah (There is no god save Allah). [165 times]

(ب) سورة الفاتحة [15 مرة]*

(B) The Chapter of Fātiḥa. [15 times]*

(ج) اسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّـهَ العَظيم. [100 مرة]**

(C) Astaghfiru Allah al‑ʿAẓīm (I ask Allah the Great for forgiveness). [100 times]**

6) The Dhikr After the Night Prayer 

These dhikrs are performed after the night prayer. The dervish should perform this dhikr while seated. The dhikrs of “lā ilāha illā Allah” and “Allah”, i.e. the first and third dhikrs, should be accompanied with the Kasnazanī movement of dhikr, i.e. “striking the rock of the heart with the hammer of dhikr”. 

(أ) لا الهَ الا اللَّـهُ. [300 مرة]

(A) Lā ilāha illā Allah (There is no god save Allah). [300 times]

(ب) لا الهَ الا اللَّـهُ مُحَمّدٌ رَسولُ اللَّـهِ صَلّى اللَّـهُ تَعالى عَلَيهِ وسَلَّمْ ، في كل لمحة ونفس عدد ما وسعه علم اللَّـهُ. [100] مرة

(B) Lā ilāha illā Allah (There is no god save Allah) Muḥammad rasūlu Allah (Muḥammad is the Messenger of Allah) ṣallā Allah ta‘ālā ‘alayhi wa sallam (prayer and peace of Allah, High is He, be upon him), fī kulli lamḥatin wa nafas (with every look and breath), ʿadada mā wasiʿa ʿilmu Allah (as many times as Allah’s knowledge encompasses). [100 times]

(ج) اللَّـهُ. [300 مرة]

(C) Allah. [300 times]

(د) سورة الفاتحة [10 مرة]*

(D) The Chapter of Fātiḥa. [10 times]*

(ه) اسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّـهَ العَظيم. [100 مرة]**

(E) Astaghfiru Allah al‑‘Aẓīm (I ask Allah the Great for forgiveness). [100 times]**

(و) اللهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ الوَصْفِ والوَحْيِ والرِسالَةِ والحِكْمَةِ وعَلى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وسَلِّمْ تَسْليما. [100 مرة]

(F) Allahumma ṣallī ʿalā sayyidina Muḥammad al-waṣfi wal-waḥyi war-risālati wal-ḥikmati (O Allah! Send prayer on our Master Muhammad whose attributes, revelation, message, and wisdom are most praised (Muḥammad), waʿalā ‘’ālihi waṣaḥbihi (and on his lineage and companions), wasallim taslīmā (and salute them with a perfect salutation) [100 times].

(ز) سورة الإخلاص: بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ. قُلْ هُوَ اللَّـهُ أَحَدٌ. اللَّـهُ الصَّمَدُ. لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ. وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ. [200 مرة]

(G) The chapter of Ikhlāṣ: Bismi Allahi ar-Raḥmāni ar-Raḥīm (In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful). Qul Huwa Allahu Aḥad (Say, He, Allah, is One). Allahu aṣ-Ṣamad (Allah the Self Sustained). Lam yalid walam yūlad (He begets not, nor is He begotten). Wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan aḥad (And there is no peer to Him) [200 times]. 

7) The Dhikr After Every Obligatory Prayer

This dhikr is performed after everyone of the five daily obligatory prayers. 

(أ) اللهُ حاضري، اللهُ ناظري، اللهُ شاهدٌ عَلَي، اللهُ مَعي، اللهُ مُعيني، وهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيءٍ مُحيط. [3 مرات]

Allahu ḥādirī (Allah is present with me), Allahu nāẓirī (Allah sees me), Allahu shāhidun ʿalay (Allah is a witness on me). Allahu maʿī (Allah is with me), Allahu muʿīnī (Allah is my helper), wa huwa bi kulli shay’in muḥīṭ (and He encompasses everything). [3 times] 

(ب) أستغفر الله الذي لا إله إلا هو، الرحمن الرحيم، الحيُّ القَيّوم الذي لا يموت، وأتوب إليه، ربِّ اغفر لي. [1 مرة]

Astaghfiru Allah (I ask Allah for forgiveness), al‑ladhī Lā ilāha illā Huwa (whom there is no god save He), ar-Raḥmān ar-Raḥīm (the Gracious, the Merciful), al-Ḥayyu al-Qayyūm (the Ever‑living, the Eternal) al‑ladhī lā yamūt (who does not die), wa-atūbu ilaihi (and I repent to Him). Rabbi ighfir lī (My Lord, forgive me!) [1 time] 

8) The “Waṣfīyya Prayer”

This prayer on the Prophet can be performed any time. 

اللهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ الوَصْفِ والوَحْيِ والرِسالَةِ والحِكْمَةِ وعَلى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وسَلِّمْ تَسْليما. [1000 مرة]

Allahumma ṣallī ʿalā sayyidinā Muḥammadi ’l‑waṣfi wal‑waḥyi war‑risālati wal‑ḥikmati waʿalā ‘ālihi waṣaḥbihi wasallim taslīmā (O Allah! Send prayer on our Master whose quality, revelation, message, and wisdom are most praised (Muḥammad), and on his lineage and companions, and salute him with a perfect salutation). [1,000 times]

Footnotes

* The 100 readings of chapter of Fātiḥa may be split after the five prayers, as shown above or read at any time. This is the wording of this Qur’anic chapter: 

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ. الحَمْدُ للهِ رَبِّ العَالَمِينَ. الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ. مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ. إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ. اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ. صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلا الضَّالِّينَ. [100 مرة]

Bismi Allahi ar‑Raḥmāni ar‑Raḥīm (In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful). Al‑ḥamdu lillah (Praise be to Allah), Rab al‑ʿālamīn (the Lord of all peoples), ar‑Raḥmāni ar‑Raḥīm (the Gracious, the Merciful), māliki yawm ad‑Dīn (the Master of the Day of Judgment). Iyyāka naʿbudu (It is You whom we worship), wa iyyāka nastaʿīn (and it is You whom we ask for help). Ihdina aṣ‑ṣirāṭa al‑mustaqīm (Guide us to the Straight Way), ṣirāṭa al‑ladhīna anʿamta ʿalayhim (the Way of those on whom You confer Your grace), ghayri al‑maghdūbi ʿalayhim (not of those on whom Your anger falls), walā ad‑dāllīn (and not of those who go astray) [100 times].

** The dhikr of “Astaghfiru Allah al‑‘Aẓīm (I ask Allah the Great for forgiveness)” maybe also be performed 500 times at any one time instead of splitting it 100 times after each prayer.

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