Days of Allah – Shawwal

Day Name Resting Abode
1 ‘Eid ‘Eidu-l Fitr நோன்புப் பெருநாள்
Festival of Fastbreak
‘’ ‘Urs Companion `Amr b. al-Ās
Wiki
EG
‘’ ‘Urs Imam Abū `Abdullāh Muhammad b. Ismā’īl al-Bukhārī
Bio
Kharandaq, UZ
‘’ ‘Urs Imam Abū `Abdullāh Muhammad b. ‘Umar Fakhr ad-Dīn ar-Rāzī – Bio Herat, AF
3 Ghazwatu-l Uhud - Battle of Uhud
Wiki 
‘’ ‘Urs Sayyid al-Shuhada Hamza b. Abdu-l Muttalib
Wiki 
Madinatu-l Munawwarah
‘’ ‘Urs * Qutb al-Wujūd Sayyid Muḥammad Bukhārī Tangal
Bio
Cannore, KE, IN
‘’ ‘Urs * Taika Ṣāhib al-Kirkari `Abd al-Qādir
Bio
Kilakkarai, TN, IN
5 ‘Urs Umm al-Mu’minīn Sawda bint Zam’a
Bio | Bio 2
Madinatu-l Munawwarah
‘’ ‘Urs Khwaja Uthmān Hārūnī
Bio | His Malfuzat
Makkatu-l Mukarramah
‘’ ‘Urs Muslihu-d Dīn Abū Muḥammad `Abdu-Llāh Sa’dī Shirāzī- Wiki | The Gulistan Shiraz, IR
‘’ ‘Urs `Abdu-r Raḥīm Shāh [Qāḍi Gudri Shāhi Baba]
Bio | Chishti Genealogy and Branches
Ajmir, IN
6 ‘Urs * Taju-d Din Abū Bakr `Abdu-r Razzāq b. `Abdu-l Qādir al-Jīlanī – Bio Baghdad, IQ
‘’ ‘Urs Makhdūm-e-Jahān Sharafu-d Dīn Ahmad b Yaḥya Maneri - Bio Maner, Bihar, IN
‘’ ‘Urs Uthman Siraju-d Din al-Naqshbandi al-Khalidi
Bio 1 | Bio 2FaceBook
Tawilyah, IQ
‘’ ‘Urs Zakaria b. Omar Bagharib
Tribute | FaceBook
Singapore, SG
‘’ ‘Urs Abah Anom Ahmad Sahibu-l Wafa Taju-l ‘Arifin
Tribute | Bio
Suryalaya, ID
7 Ghazwatu-l Hunain - Battle of Hunain
Wiki
‘’ ‘Urs Uwais b. Anis al-Qarni
Bio | Wiki
Al-Raqqah, SY
‘’ ‘Urs Ahmad ibn Ajiba al-Darqawi
Wiki | His Works in English
Fez, MA
8 ‘Urs Muhaddith Shah ‘Abdu-l Aziz Dehlawi
Wiki | His Fatawa
Delhi, IN
10 ‘Urs Mawla Pak Huzur Purnur ’Ali Shah al-Qadiri
Wiki
Calcutta, IN
‘’ ‘Urs Sufi Hazrat Muhammad ‘Abdu-l Qadir
Bio (Tamil)
Hyderabad, IN
11 ‘Urs `Alā ad-Dīn Qazan Shattari
Bio (Scroll down)
Hajipur, Bihar, IN
12 ‘Urs Imam Abu-l Ḥasan `Alī ash-Shādhilī
Bio 1 | Bio 2
Humaithara, EG
‘’ ‘Urs * Fakhru-d Dīn Abū Naṣr Muḥammad b. Naṣr al-Baghdādī – Bio Baghdad, IQ
‘’ ‘Urs Abu-l Fatih Hidayatu-Llāh Sarmast
Bio (Scroll down)
Hajipur, Bihar, IN
13 ‘Urs Taika Ṣāḥib al-Qahiri `Abd al-Qādir b. ‘Umar
Bio (English and Tamil)
Kayalpatnam, TN, IN
‘’ ‘Urs Al-Habib Abubakr b. Abdu-Llah al-Aydarus
Bio | His Qasida
Aden, YE
‘’ ‘Urs Al-Habib Sayyid Ahmad Abubakr b. Sumait
Bio
Zanzibar, TZ
14 ‘Urs Imam Abū Dāwūd Sulaimān b. As’ad al-Sajistani
Bio
Sajistan, AF
15 Ghazwatu-l Khandaq - Battle of the Trench
Wiki
16 ‘Urs * Imādu-d Dīn Abū Ṣāliḥ Naṣr b. ‘Abd ar-Razzāq al-Baghdādī – Bio Baghdad, IQ
17 ‘Urs Abu-l Ḥasan Yamīnu-d Dīn Amīr Khusrow
Bio
Delhi, IN
19 ‘Urs Sayyid Yūsuf Koya Tangal
Bio
Maligawathai, LK
‘’ ‘Urs Al-Shahid El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Wiki
Māligawathai, LK
‘’ ‘Urs Mirza Muhammad Qadīr Shāh Baig [Gudri Shāh Baba] – Bio Toronto, CA
21 ‘Urs Khwaja Muḥammad Masūm Sirhindi
Bio
Mohri Sharif, PK
22 ‘Urs Sahibu-l Khalwah Sayyid `Abdu-l Qādir
Bio
Kilakkarai, IN
23 ‘Urs * Sayyid ‘Ali al-Qadiri al-Jilani
Bio
Baghdad, IQ

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Eid Takbir

It is a recommended [mandub] propriety of the two Festivals ['Eidain] to extol loudly the Greatness of God [takbir]. The time for the takbir is as follows:

  • Eid al-Fitr
    After sunset on the night of Eid (i.e. from Maghrib of 1st Shawwal) till the commencement of the ‘Eid prayer the following morning.
  • Eid al-Adha
    After every prayer [salat] from the optional [sunnah] morning prayer [salatu-l Fajr] on the Day of ‘Arafat (i.e. 9th of Dhu-l Hijjah) until and including the mid-afternoon prayer (salatu-l ‘Asr) on the 13th of Dhu-l-Hijjah.

The nights of Eid (i.e. 1st Shawwal and 10th Dhu-l Hijjah) should especially be enlivened with takbir from sunset until the Eid prayer the following morning. On these nights only the takbir is not limited to being read after the prayer, but rather it should be read at all times in houses, mosques and even the streets (without causing disturbance).

Like all acts of worship, the takbir should be read “experientially” with hearts filled with awe of the greatness of Allah, Most High. Mere repetition without internalising the meaning of the takbir will be a wasted affair.

Eid Takbir

اللهُ أَكبرُ اللهُ أَكبرُ اللهُ أَكبر , لا إله إلا الله والله أكبر الله أكبر ولِلَّهِ الحَمْد

Allāhu Akbar. Allāhu Akbar. Allāhu Akbar. Lā ilāha illa-Llāhu wa-Llāhu Akbar. Allāhu Akbaru wa li-Llāhi-l Hamd.

Allah is greater. Allah is greater. Allah is greater. There is no god but Allah and Allah is greater. Allah is greater and to Allah is all Praise.

الله أكبرُ كَبيرا والحمدُ لله كثيرا وسُبْحانَ اللهِ بُكْرَةً وأَصيلاَ ، لا إله إلا الله ولا نَعْبُدُ إلا إِيَّاهُ مُخْلِصِين لَهُ الدِّينَ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الكافِرون ، لا إله إلا الله وَحْدَه صَدَقَ وَعْدَه ونَصَرَ عَبْدَه وأَعَزَّ جُنْدَه وهَزَمَ الأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَه ، لا إله إلا الله واللهُ أكبرْ اللهُ أكبر ولِلَّهِ الحَمْد

Allāhu Akbaru kabīran. Wa-l Hamdu li-Llāhi kathīran. Wa Subhāna-Llāhi bukratan wa asīlan. Lā ilāha illa-Llāh. Wa lā na’budu illā iyyāhu mukhlisīna lahu-d Dīna wa law kariha-l Kāfirūn. Lā ilāha illa-Llāhu wahdah. Sadaqa wa’dah. Wa Nasara ‘abdah. Wa A’azza jundah. Wa Hazama-l Ahzāba wahdah. Lā ilāha illa-Llāhu wa-Llāhu Akbar. Allāhu Akbaru wa li-Llāhi-l Hamd.

Allah is ever greatest. Much praise be to Allah. Glory be to Allah morning and evening. There is no god but Allah. Him alone we worship making our worship sincerely His though the unbelievers be averse. There is no god but Allah alone. He fulfilled His promise, gave victory to His slave, strengthened His army, and vanquished the Confederates alone. There is no god but Allah and Allah is greater. Allah is greater and to Allah is all Praise.

The scholars say that whenever it is recommended to remember Allah it is also recommended to mention His beloved Messenger, Allah bless him and give him peace. Had it not been for him there would be no Ramadan, `Arafat or Eid or Takbir. For this reason we should add, in honour of our Messenger, his Companions, wives and progeny (Allah bless them and give them peace):

Eid Salawat

اللهُمَّ صلِّ على سَيِّدِنا مُحمد ، وعلى آلِ سَيِّدِنا مُحمد ، وعلى أَصْحابِ سَيِّدِنا مُحمد ، وعلى أَنْصَارِ سَيِّدِنا مُحمد ، وعلى أَزْواجِ سَيِّدِنا مُحمد ، وعلى ذُرِّيِّةِ سَيِّدِنا مُحمد ، وسلِّمْ تَسْليماً كثيراً

Allāhumma salli ‘alā Sayyidina Muhammad. Wa ‘alā Āli Sayyidina Muhammad. Wa ‘alā Ashābi Sayyidina Muhammad. Wa ‘alā Ansāri Sayyidina Muhammad. Wa ‘alā Azwāji Sayyidina Muhammad. Wa ‘alā Dhurriyati Sayyidina Muhammad. Wa sallama taslīman kathīra.

O Allah, send Your blessings upon our master Muhammad, and upon the family of our master Muhammad, and upon the companions of our master Muhammad, and upon the helpers of our master Muhammad, and upon the wives of our master Muhammad, and upon the progeny of our master Muhammad, and grant abundant peace.

And Allah is the Guide.

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Days of Allah – Ramadan

Day Name Resting Abode
2 ‘Urs Ustaz Ahmad Sonhadji b. Mohamed Milatu
Bio
Singapore, SG
3 ‘Urs Sayyidatu-n Nisa Fatima al-Zahra al-Batul bint Rasuli-Llah – Wiki | Her Beautiful Names Madinatu-l Munawwarah
4 ‘Urs ‘Abdu-Llah al-Fā’iz ad-Daghestani an-Naqshbandi
Bio
Damascus, SY
7 ‘Urs Hashim Pir Dastaghir al-Qadiri al-Shattari
Bio (scroll down) | William Dalrymple on Bijapur
Bijapur, KA, IN
9 ‘Urs Companion ‘Abdu-Llah b. Mas’ud
Bio
Madinatu-l Munawwarah
‘Urs Sayyid Mālik Muhammad ‘Ālam (Saīn Gudri Shāh Baba) - Bio | His Shrine Ajmir, IN
11 ‘Urs Ummu-l Mu’minīn Khadījah bint Khuwaylid al-Kubra
Wiki | A Ph.D Thesis
Makkatu-l Mukarramah
‘Urs Khwaja Habibu-Llah Shah
Bio | His Maqam
Singapore, SG
12 ‘Urs Abu-l Faraj ibn al-Jawzi al-Qurashi al-Taymi al-Bakri
Bio 1 | Bio 2 | Wiki
Baghdad, IQ
‘Urs Khwaja Mahbūb Kāsim Chishtī
Bio
Calcutta, IN
13 ‘Urs * Abu-l Ḥasan Sarī as-Saqatī b. al-Mughallis
Bio
Baghdad, IQ
‘Urs Mir Ahmad Ibrahim (Periya Hazrat)
Bio
Madurai, TN, IN
‘Urs Muhammad Ibrahim Soofie Siddiqui
Bio (scroll down)
Ajmir, IN
14 ‘Urs Ummu-l Mu’minīn Safiyya bint Huyayy
Wiki | Response to anti-Islamic polemic
Madinatu-l Munawwarah
‘Urs Sayyid Muhammad Ghawth Shattari
Wiki | Shattari Sufism by Carl Ernst
Gwalior, MP, IN
‘Urs Nathar Wali Tablē ‘Ālam Pādhshā
Bio
Trichy, TN, IN
15 ‘Urs Al-Sayyid Muhammad b. ‘Alawi al-Maliki al-Hasani
Obituary | Wiki
Makkatu-l Mukarramah
16 ‘Urs Abu Anees Muhammad Barkat ‘Ali
Wiki | Daru-l Ehsan
Faisalabad, PK
‘Urs Ayman Ahwal Abdul Qadir
Bio | Remember the Garden (YouTube)
Birmingham, GB
17 Ghazwatu-l Badr - Battle of Badr
Fethullah Gülen on Badr | Martin Lings on Badr
‘Urs Ummu-l Mu’minīn ‘Ā’isha bint Abī Bakr as-Siddīq
Bio | Wiki
Madinatu-l Munawwarah
‘Urs Ruqayyah bint Rasuli-Llah
Bio | Wiki
Madinatu-l Munawwarah
‘Urs Bū ‘Alī Shāh Qalandar – Sharafuddin
Bio
Panipat, HA, IN
‘Urs Sayyid Muhammad Iqbāl Shāh Chishti Sābirī
Bio (of his son, Khalid) | Pic
Hyderabad, Sindh, PK
18 ‘Urs Umm al-Mu’minīn Umm Salama Hind bint Abī Umayya - Bio 1 | Bio 2 Madinatu-l Munawwarah
‘Urs Khwaja Nasīru-d Dīn Mahmūd Chirag Chishtī
Bio | Wiki
Delhi, IN
‘Urs Muhammad Lebbai (Lughavi Appa)
- Compiled the first ever Arabic-Arwi dictionary
Kayalpatnam, TN, IN
‘Urs Rehān Razā Khān Rahmānī
Bio
Bareilly, IN
19 ‘Urs Abu-l Hasan ‘Ali b. Abu Bakr al-Haythami
Wiki
Cairo, EG
‘Urs Sultan Iskandar Shah
NationalLibrary.sg | Wiki
Singapore, SG
20 Fathu-l Makkatu-l Mukarramah
Opening of Mecca the Blessed
‘Urs * Imām Abū Turāb ‘Alī b. Abū Tālib b. ‘Abd al-Muttalib al-Murtadā – Bio Najaf, IR
21 ‘Urs * Imām Abu-l Hasan ‘Alī b. Mūsā ar-Ridā
Brief Bio | His Famous Student
Mashhad, IR
‘Urs Shah Shams Tabrez
His ShrineA Legend
Multan, PK
‘Urs Shah ‘Ali Husain Baqi
Bio
Patna, IN
‘Urs Muhammad Uthman Siraju-d Din al-Naqshbandi al-Khalidi - Bio 1 | Bio 2FaceBook Istanbul, TK
22 ‘Urs Muhaddith Abū ‘Abdullāh Muhammad ibn Yazīd ibn Majāh ar-Rab’i al-Qazwīnī – WikiBio Qazwin, IR
‘Urs Hasan Raza Khan
His Book (Urdu)
Bareilly, IN
‘Urs Ustaz Peer Mohamed b. Sina Rawtar
Bio
Singapore, SG
23 ‘Urs Sayyid Isma’il Tangal
Bio
Padur, KE, IN
24 ‘Urs Qalandar Mastan
Bio
Kadayanallur, TN, IN
25 ‘Urs Maryam bint Imran
Wiki | Chapter from a Book
Palestine
‘Urs Abu-l Mukarram Qutbuddin Shah Musa Qadiri
Bio
Kaithal, HA, IN
‘Urs Mahmud Anwaru-d Din
Bio
Taraikudi, IN
‘Urs Lord Stanley of Alderley @ Abdul Rahman
Wiki
Alderley Park, GB
26 ‘Urs Nafisah al-Tahirah al-Misriyyah
Bio
Cairo, EG
27 ‘Urs Khwaja Salim Chishti
WikiBio
Fatehpur Sikri, IN
29 ‘Urs Companion ‘Amr b. al-Āṣ
BioHis Mosque
Cairo, EG
‘Urs Sidi ‘Ali al-Jamal al-Shadhili
Glimpses from his life | His stupendous book
Fez, MA
‘Urs Muhammad Khādim Hasan (Nawab Gudri Shāh Baba)
Bio
Ajmir, IN
? ‘Urs Muhaddith ‘Abdullah b. Mubarak
Bio in eBook
Baghdad, IQ
? ‘Urs Nizamu-l Mulk Abu Ali al-Hasan al-Tusi
Bio by Shaikh Hamza Yusuf [pdf]
Tus, IR
? ‘Urs Abu Ali al-Husain b. Abdullah b. Sina (Avicenna)
Wiki
Hamadan, IR

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Du’a Al-Tarawih

This is the traditional supplication [du'a] made after the tarawih prayers during the nights of Ramadan in the Arwi region (South India and Sri Lanka).

Supplication for the Nights of Ramadan
after salat al-tarawih

In the name of Allah, the Universally Merciful, the Singularly Compassionate

O Allah, make us of those who – perfect our faith completely; fulfil the obligatory unreservedly; perform our prayers [salat] diligently; pay our tithes [zakat] promptly; obtain our needs through You only; seek Your forgiveness sincerely; beseech Your guidance earnestly; protect our tongues carefully; live in this world ascetically; yearn for the Hereafter longingly; accept Your Decree gladly; receive Your Blessings gratefully; deal with Your tests and tribulations patiently;

gather under the patronage banner of Your Beloved, Prophet, and Intimate Friend – Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) – on the Day of Reckoning; drink from the life-giving & soul-nourishing river [al-kawthar]; enter the Gardens of Paradise; dress in brocades of silk; recline on seats of dignity; wed spouses of celestial beauty; dine on heavenly gastronomical delights; and drink from the rivers of pure honey and milk in cups of wondrous splendour – with the comfort and pleasure in the company of the Prophets, the Truthful, the Martyrs, and the Righteous.

O Allah, we beseech You in this most blessed and noble month to accept our deeds. And do not, O Allah O Allah O Allah, drive us away or afflict us with hardship and misfortune. O Allah, verily in this month is the Night of all nights [lailatu-l qadr]. Our God, in that night, free us all from the hellfire and grant us all refuge from its tribulations.

O our Lord, bestow upon us well-being, pardon, forgiveness and mercy, and upon our fathers and mothers, our grandfathers and grandmothers, our brothers and sisters, our husbands and wives, our families and kinfolk, our guides and scholars, our teachers and their students, those who have rights over us, those who love us and want the best for us, those who guide us and others towards goodness, those who have entrusted us to supplicate for them and those we have assigned to supplicate for us, and upon all the believers and Muslims – those who are alive and those who have passed on to the next realm.

O Allah bestow upon us and them (i.e. all those mentioned above) safety, well-being, and protection from all calamities, and upon those Muslims who are embarked on the pilgrimage, engaged in struggle, travelling upon the earth, in the seas, and in the air. And protect us, our Lord, from the evils of the oppressors, the envious, the hypocrites, the heretics, the wrong-doers, and all of creation. And help and grant us victory against the unbelievers and polytheists.

May Allah invoke prayers, bestow peace, and shower blessings upon the best of His Creation, our liege-lord Muhammad, and on his pure family and noble companions.

And Allah is the Guide.

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Welcome Greeting for Ramadan

This is a traditional greeting to welcome the blessed month of Ramadan. The origin of this greeting is unclear. But what is crystal clear is the command of the Prophet of Allah (upon him be blessings and peace) to honour and serve guests to the best of our ability and means.

The blessed month of Ramadan is certainly an esteemed guest in our lives. The words of this greeting are meant to illustrate the reverence we have for the month and to create a bond with this once-a-year guest.

Welcome Greeting for Ramadan

I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed satan
In the name of Allah, the Universally Merciful, the Singularly Compassionate

Greetings and welcome O month of Ramadan
Greetings and welcome O month of the Qur’an
Greetings and welcome O month of light
Greetings and welcome O month of gathering

Greetings and welcome O month of the poor
Greetings and welcome O month of repentence and return
Greetings and welcome O month of invocation and standing in supplication
Greetings and welcome O month of the poor and the weak

Greetings and welcome O month of doing one’s best
Greetings and welcome O month of the sinners
Greetings and welcome O month of victory and success
Greetings and welcome O month of intimate discourse and glorification

Greetings and welcome O month of the call and the guidance
Greetings and welcome O month of rest-between-prayers and standing to pray
Greetings and welcome O month of lanterns and lights
Greetings and welcome O month of coffers and treasures

Greetings and welcome O month of angels and safety
Greetings and welcome O month of breaking fast and eating before the fast
Greetings and welcome O month of tilling and of deafness to sin
Greetings and welcome O month of the weak

Greetings and welcome O month of repayment and reward
Greetings and welcome O month of fast and patience
Greetings and welcome O month of felicity
Greetings and welcome O month of the key

Greetings and welcome O month of union and reunion
Greetings and welcome O month of friendship and love
Greetings and welcome O master of all months
Greetings and welcome O month of Ramadan

We have not treated you according to your immense worth
Nor truly sanctified you, O month of forgiveness,
But be pleased with us nevertheless, do not blame us before the Merciful,
And testify for us with grace and goodness!

And Allah is the Guide.

Source: http://sunnah.org/ibadaat/fasting/recite_ramadan.htm

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