The Permanent Dhikrs

The Permanent Dhikrs

These consist of 19 dhikrs each of which is recited 100,000 (one hundred thousand) times. The time taken to complete any of these dhikrs depends on how many of it is the dervish able to do beside his daily dhikrs. After finishing reciting the first dhikr, “lā ilāha illā Allah,” one hundred thousand times, the dervish moves on to the second dhikr, “Allah,” and so on. After completing the 19th dhikr, “lā murād illā Allah,” one hundred thousand times, the dervish should repeat the set of dhikrs starting with the first dhikr, “lā ilāha illā Allah.


Reciting these 19 dhikrs does not require being in a special posture so the dervish can recite them anywhere, for instance while walking on the street.

The Permanent dhikrs may be recited any time except from the sunset of Monday to the sunset of Tuesday and from the sunset of Thursday to the sunset of Friday. During these two periods, the dervish must recite the Waṣfiyya prayer (see the Daily Dhikrs) instead, and there is no need to keep count. However, the reading of the Waṣfiyya prayer as part of the Daily Dhikrs is not affected by this. 

The nineteen permanent dhikrs are as follows:

1) لا اله الا الله

1) Lā ilāha illā Allah (There is no god save Allah). 

2) الله.

2) Allah

3) يا هو.

3) Yā Hū (O He!). 

4) يا حي.

4) Yā Ḥay (O Ever‑living One!). 

5) يا واحد.

5) Yā Wāḥid (O One!). 

6) يا عزيز.

6) Yā ʿAzīz (O Invincible One!). 

7) يا ودود.

7) Yā Wadūd (O Loving One!). 

8) يا رحمن.

8) Yā Raḥmān (O Gracious One!). 

9) يا رحيم.

9) Yā Raḥīm (O Merciful One!). 

10) سُبحانَ اللَّـهِ والحَمْدُ للهِ ولا الهَ الا اللَّـهُ واللَّـهُ أكْبَر.

10) Subḥāna Allah (glory be to Allah), wal‑ḥamdu liLlah (and praise be to Allah), wa lā ilāha illā Allah (and there is no god save Allah), wa Allahu Akbar (and Allah is Greater). 

11) اللهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ الوَصْفِ والوَحْيِ والرِسالَةِ والحِكْمَةِ وعَلى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وسَلِّمْ تَسْليما.

11) 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). 

12) بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم.

12) Bismi Allahi ar‑Raḥmāni ar‑Raḥīm (In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful), wa lā ḥawla wa la quwwata illā biLlah (and there is no might nor strength but by Allah) al‑ʿAlī al‑ʿAẓīm (the High, the Great). 

13) بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ. قُلْ هُوَ اللَّـهُ أَحَدٌ. اللَّـهُ الصَّمَدُ. لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ. وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ.

13) 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 wa lam yūlad (He begets not, nor is He begotten), Wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan aḥad (And there is no peer to Him).

14) لا الهَ الا اللَّـهُ المَلِكُ الحَقُّ المُبين، مُحَمَّدٌ رَسولُ اللَّـهُ صَلّى اللَّـهُ تَعالى عَلَيهِ وَسَلَّم صادِقُ الوَعْد الأمين.

14) Lā ilāha illā Allah (There is no god save Allah), al‑Maliku (the King), al‑Ḥaqqu al‑Mubīn (the True One, the Manifest One). Muḥammad rasūlu Allah (Muḥammad is the Messenger of Allah), ṣallā Allah taʿālā ʿalayhi wa sallam (prayer and peace of Allah be upon him), ṣādiqu al‑waʿdi al‑amīn (the truthful in (his) promise, the trustworthy one). 

15) صَلّى اللَّـهُ سُبْحانَه وَتَعالى عَلَيكَ وسَلَّم يا رَسولَ اللَّـهُ.

15) Ṣallā Allah subḥānahu wa taʿālā ʿalayka wa sallam yā rasūl Allah (prayer and peace of Allah, Sublime and High is He, be upon you, O Messenger of Allah!). 

16) لا مَقْصودَ الا اللَّـهُ.

16) Lā maqṣūd illā Allah (There is no destination save Allah). 

17) لا مَوْجودَ الا اللَّـهُ.

17) Lā mawjūd illā Allah (There is no one save Allah). 

18) لا مَطْلوبَ الا اللَّـهُ.

18) Lā maṭlūb illā Allah (There is no one sought after save Allah). 

19) لا مُرادَ الا اللَّـهُ.

19) Lā murād illā Allah (There is no one wanted save Allah). 

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