Salat Al-Nariyyah

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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He is the knower of Allah, the blessing of Fez, Abul Mawahib Abd al-Wahhab al-Tazi al-Fasi, radiya Llahu anhu. Read more …

Success is from Allah.

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.

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Salat al-Munjiyah

The “Salutation of Salvation” [salatu-l munjiya] is a succinctly powerful Prophetic salutation attributed to Sheikh Salih Musa al-Darir, rahimahu Llah. Ibn al-Fakahani quotes from Sheikh al-Darir:

“I was sailing on a boat when we were struck by a severe wind. There was little chance of surviving and everyone on board became anxious. (In that tumultuous moment,) a slumber overcame me and I saw the Prophet salla Llahu alaihi wa sallam who kindly ordered: ‘Tell the people on board to recite: Allāhumma salli ʿalā Sayyidinā Muhammad-in salātan tunajjīnā …’

I woke up startled and told everyone on board about my dream. We immediately began reciting the salutation. We had barely reached 300 repetitions (of the salutation) and Allah saved us.”

It is perhaps due to the arrival of Allah’s deliverance from an impending calamity in the above incident that many Shuyukh highly recommend reciting this salutation in times of distress, during a plague, and when travelling on sea.

Sheikh Hasan b. ‘Ali al-Aswani in Sharh al-Dala’il writes: “Whosoever recites this salutation a thousand times in moments of hardship and affliction, Allah will relieve them from it and allow them to attain their goal.”

Sheikh Muhammad Sadiq al-Alawi also adds: “One who recites this salutation 500 times will have their wishes fulfilled, by Allah’s leave. It has been tried and tested [mujarrab].”

Sheikh Muhammad Haqqi Ifnadi al-Nazli in his Khazinat al-Asrar states: “This salutation has been recited in various numbers up to four thousand (in another version 12,000). Every group recites it according to what they find effective. People have found its benefits and secrets accordingly, and have witnessed relief from difficulties and in the attainment of their goals … ”

He further added: “It is better to include the Prophetic household in the salutation (i.e. wa ʿalā āli Sayyidinā Muhammad) as the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu alaihi wa sallam has said that it is more complete and more potent in eliciting a swift answer.”

Sheikh al-Akbar Ibn al-‘Arabi has also mentioned this salutation with the Prophetic family included. He says: “It is one of the treasures of the Throne [‘arsh]. One who supplicates with this salutation a thousand times in the middle of the night for any desire—be it for this world or the next—Allah will fulfil their desire. It will be answered more swiftly than a flash of lightening.”

He further said: “Its secrets should remain hidden and not be mentioned to those who would not understand them.”

Sheikh al-Buni and Imam al-Jazuli have both mentioned the benefits and subtleties of this salutation, but they did not reveal its secrets, being weary of allowing them to fall into the hands of the ignorant.

Success is from Allah!

Salutation of Salvation

By the erudite scholar,
Sheikh Salih Musa al-Darir

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

اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلٰى اٰلِ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ ، صَلٰوةً تُنَجِّيْنَا بِهَا مِنْ جَمِيْعِ الْاَهْوَالِ وَالْاٰفَاتِ ، وَتَقْضِىْ لَنَا بِهَا جَمِيْعَ الْحَاجَاتِ ، وَتُطَهِّرُنَا بِهَا مِنْ جَمِيْعِ السَّيِّئٰاتِ ، وَتَرْفَعُنَا بِهَا عِنْدَكَ اَعْلَى الدَّرَجَاتِ ، وَتُبَلِّغُنَا بِهَا اَقْصَى الْغَايَاتِ مِنْ جَمِيْعِ الْخَيْرَاتِ ، فِى الْحَيٰوةِ وَبَعْدَ الْمَمَاتِ ،

Allāhumma ṣalli ʿalā Sayyidinā Muḥammad-in wa ʿalā āli Sayyidinā Muḥammad, ṣalātan tunajjīnā bihā min jamīʿi-l ahwāli wa-l āfāt, wa taqḍī lanā bihā jamīʿa-l ḥājāt, wa tu-ṭahhirunā bihā min jamīʿi-s sayyi’āt, wa tarfaʿunā bihā ʿindaka aʿla-d darajāt, wa tuballighunā bihā aqṣa-l ghāyāt min jamīʿi-l khairāt, fi-l ḥayāti wa baʿda-l mamāt. Innaka ‘alā kulli shay’in qadīr.

O Allah, whelm blessings upon our liege Muhammad and the family of our liege Muhammad—such blessings by means of which

  • You may deliver us from all anxieties and calamities,
  • You may satisfy all our needs,
  • You may cleanse us of all evils,
  • You may grant us high rank and status in Your Divine Presence,
  • and You may lead us to the limits of our aspirations and capacities, in whatever is good in life as well as after death.

Verily, You have full power over everything!

And Allah is the Guide!

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Days of Allah – Safar Al-Muzaffar

Day Name Resting Abode
1 ‘Urs Syed Waris Ali Shah
Bio
Dewa Sharif, IN
‘’ ‘Urs Ahmad b. Muhammad Salih al-Rifa’i al-Habbal
Bio 1 | Bio 2
Damascus, SY
3 ‘Urs Khwaja Dana Jamaluddin Badshah
Bio | Tomb | Video
Surat, IN
4 ‘Urs Sidi Al-Buzidi Al-Bujrafi
Bio | Wiki
Nador, MA
5 ‘Urs Ummu-l Mu’minin Maymuna b. Harith
Bio
Saraf, Al-Hijaz
‘’ ‘Urs Madihu-r Rasul Sadaqatu-Llah b. Sulaiman al-Shafi’i al-Qadiri
Bio
Kilakkarai, TN, IN
7 ‘Urs Abu Muhammad Baha’u-d Din Zakariyya Multani
Bio
Multan, PK
‘’ ‘Urs Pir Pathan Muhammad Suleman Taunsvi
Wiki
Taunsa, Punjab, PK
8 ‘Urs Sayyid ‘Umar b. Ahmad b. Sumait
Bio
Comoros Islands
‘’ ‘Urs Deewana Shah ‘Abdur Razzaq
Dargah Complex
Kapasan, IN
9 ‘Urs Companion Ammar b. Yasir
Bio
Al-Raqqah, SY
11 ‘Urs Abul Mawahib Abd al-Wahhab al-Tazi al-Fasi
Bio (author of Salat al-Nariyya)
Bab al-Futuh, MA
12 ‘Urs Yasin Maulana Nagore, TN, IN
13 ‘Urs Muhaddith Abu Abdu-r Rahman Ahmad b. Shu’aib al-Nasa’i – Bio 1 | Bio 2 Damascus, SY
‘’ ‘Urs * Ahmad Abdul Qadir b. Shahul Hamid al-Kirkari al-Siddiqi
Bio
Kilakkarai, IN
14 ‘Urs Taika Sahib Abdul Qadir b. Umar al-Qahiri
Bio
Kayalpatnam, IN
15 ‘Urs Arshad al-Qadri
Bio 1 | Bio 2
Bihar, IN
17 ‘Urs Muhammad Qassim al-‘Alawi [2 Jun 1999]
Bio
Birmingham, GB
18 ‘Urs Data Ganj Baksh ‘Ali b. Uthman al-Jullabi al-Hujwiri
Bio 1Bio 2
Lahore, PK
‘’ ‘Urs Khadimu-r Rasul Amadou Bamba Mbàkke
WikiHis Mosque
Touba, SN
19 ‘Urs Tawakkal Mastan Suhrawardi
Wiki | Location | The Dargah | Video
Bangalore, IN
‘’ ‘Urs Khwaja Nasirullah Shah
Bio
Tandur, AP, IN
‘’ ‘Urs Khwaja Salam b. ‘Abdullah
Bio
Mehndipattinam, AP, IN
23 ‘Urs Sayyid Muhammad Taha b. Muhammad Fadhlullah al-Suhaimi
Bio
Singapore, SG
‘’ ‘Urs Sharif Muhammad b. Sa’id al-Bid
Bio
Mambrui, KE
24 ‘Urs Muhammad al-Baqqali
Bio
Tangier, MA
25 ‘Urs A’la Hazrat Abu Hamid Ahmad Raza Khan
Bio 1 | Bio 2
Bareilly, IN
26 ‘Urs Sayyid Malik b. al-Arabi al-Sanusi
Bio
Madinatu-l Munawwara
27 ‘Urs Sultan Salahuddin al-Ayyubi
Bio
Damascus, SY
‘’ ‘Urs (Mohammed) Marmaduke Pickthall [19 May 1936]
Wiki
Brookwood, GB
28 ‘Urs Imam Abu Muhammad Al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali
Bio
Madinatu-l Munawwara
‘’ ‘Urs Mujaddid alf Thani Ahmad al-Faruqi al-Sirhindi
Bio
Punjab, IN
29 ‘Urs Pir Mehr ‘Ali Shah
Bio | His famous poem
Golra Sharif, PK
30 ‘Urs Sayyid Jamalu-Llah (Jamalu-l Awliya)
Bio (Urdu)
Rampur, IN
? ‘Urs Syed Zahoor Shah
Bio
Riche Terre, MU
? ‘Urs Syed Misri Shah
Wiki
Nasarpur, Sindh, PK

Last Wednesday of Safar
Kanzu-n Najah wa-s Surur |
Mandi Safar (Far East) | Odukathu Putan (South India)

* Masters of the ‘Arusiyyah branch of the Qadiriyyah way of Islamic Spirituality

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Wedding Greeting & Marriage Intentions

With the year end marriage season upon us once again, here are two documents for (a) those attending Walima functions and (b) all newly weds (and long married couples!):

Wedding Greeting

A traditional supplication read at weddings in South India, Sri Lanka and the Far East. Includes a listing of the masha’ikh of the Arusi-Qadiri Sufi path:

Marriage Intentions

A beautiful set of intentions of marriage. Adapted from the intentions composed by Habib ‘Ali b. Abu Bakr al-Sakran al-Saqqaf, radiya Llahu anhu:

And Allah is the Guide, eminent is His Glory.

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Dhikr and Du’a for Ashura

The following are the Arabic text and English translation of traditional invocations [adhkar] and supplications [ad’iyya] for the day of Ashura:

Invocation & Supplication for Ashura

Special Supplication for Ashura

And Allah is the Guide, eminent is His Glory.

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