The “Salutation of (Emancipation from the) Fire” [salatu-n nariyyah] is recited with much faith and fervour in times of trials and tribulations in the Muslim world. Amongst its many names include, Salatu-t Tafrījiyya, Salāt-s Saif, and Miftāh Kanzu-l Muhīt.
To achieve a legitimate worldly gain, it is proven to be of benefit to gather a group of 7 or 11 pious individuals who are steadfast in their daily obligations to recite this salutation 4,444 times in a single sitting. The gathering [majlis] should conclude with an ardent supplication to Allah most High to fulfill the need for which the recitation was initiated for.
Arwi Muslims inherited this practice from the Maghribi Muslims who regularly employed this method effectively to achieve their worldly needs and avert worldly losses. It is also reported in various books that this prayer was used as a battle-cry by the Mujahidīn for the solicitation of Allah’s help in overcoming the enemies.
Shaikh Muhammad Sadiq Alawi writes the following in his tri-lingual work, “The Key to Arriving at the Door of the Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace”, about this noble salutation:
Imam Muhammad al-Qurtubi relates that anyone who recites this 41 or 100 times everyday, Allah will remove their worries, concerns and grievances; will ease their affairs, enlighten their hearts and elevate their status; will improve their state, increase their sustenance, and open the doors to good and bounty. He will fulfill their intention and will secure them from unfortunate events, afflictions of hunger and poverty. He will cast the love of them in people’s hearts and he will not ask anything from Allah, Exalted is He, except that they will be granted it. But one will not achieve these benefits except by perseverance, for this salutation is a treasure from the Treasures of Allah.”
Imam Muhammad al-Sanusi used to add, “fi kulli lamhatin wa nafasin bi-‘adadi kulli ma’lumin laka” (at every moment that lasts the duration of the flickering of an eye or the drawing of breath, and do so to the number of everything that is known to You). He is reported to have said that whoever is persistent in reciting this 11 times everyday, then it is as if his sustenance descends from the sky and grows from the ground.
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Salutation of (Emancipation from the) Fire
By the Gnostic,
Abu-l Mawahib Abdul Wahhab al-Tazi al-Fasi
In the name of Allah,
the Universally Merciful, the Singularly Compassionate
اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ صَلَاةً كَامِلَةً وَسَلِّمْ سَلَامًا تَامًّا عَلٰى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ الَّذِى تَنْحَلُّ بِهِ الْعُقَدُ، وَتَنْفَرِجُ بِهِ الْكُرَبُ، وَتُقْضٰى بِهِ الْحَوَآئِجُ، وَتُنَالُ بِهِ الرَّغَائِبُ، وَحُسْنُ الْخَوَاتِمِ، وَيُسْتَسْقَى الْغَمَامُ بِوَجْهِهِ الْكَرِيْمِ، وَعَلٰى اٰلِهِ وَ صَحْبِهِ فِي كُلِّ لَمْحَةٍ وَنَفَسٍ بِعَدَدِ كُلِّ مَعْلُوْمٍ لَّكَ
Allāhumma salli salātan kāmilatan wa sallim salāman tāmman ‘alā sayyidinā Muhammadini-l ladhi tanhallu bihi-l ‘uqad, wa tanfariju bihi-l kurab, wa tuqdā bihi-l hawā’ij, wa tunālu bihi-r Raghā’ib, wa husnu-l khawātim, wa yustasqa-l ghamāmu bi-wajhihi-l karīm, wa ‘alā ālihi wa sahbihi fī kulli lamhatin wa nafasin bi-‘adadi kulli ma’lūmin lak.
O Allah, bestow seamless salutation and perfect peace upon our master Muhammad – through whom difficulties and calamities are relieved, needs are fulfilled, aspirations are attained, the best outcomes are achieved, and the clouds deliver their rain by virtue of his noble countenance. And bestow such salutations and peace upon his family and his companions at every moment that lasts the duration of the flickering of an eye and the drawing of breath, and do so to the number of everything that is known to You.
And Allah is the Guide.