Category Archives: Istighfar

Salat Yawm al-‘Arafa

Sayyiduna-sh Shaikh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani (qaddasa sirrahu) informs us of the following 2 ritual prayers for the day of ‘Arafa in his al-Ghunya li-Talibi Tariq al-Haqq: Prayer 1 – Complete Forgiveness If someone performs two voluntary cycles [rak’atain] of ritual prayer [salat] on the Day of ‘Arafa—reciting in each cycle [rak’a]: the Opening Surah of the Book […]

Salat before Zawal on Friday

Amongst the propriety of Fridays is to arrive at the mosque as early as possible for the Friday service. Upon entering the mosque, one should perform the recommended prayer of Greeting the Mosque [tahiyyat al-masjid]. Then, if there is adequate time before meridian [zawal], one should aim to perform the following prayer mentioned by Sayyiduna al-Shaikh Muhyuddin Abdul Qadir […]

Ziyarat al-Salihin

The following is the second in a series of 3 articles on the subject of Ziyarat or “Visitation”. The previous and next articles can be accessed from here: Ziyarat al-Qubur – Visiting the Graves Ziyarat al-Salihin – Visiting the Righteous Ziyarat al-Nabi ﷺ – Visiting the Prophet ﷺ And success is from Allah and He is the Guide! Contents  Introduction […]

Ziyarat al-Qubur

The following is the first in a series of 3 articles on the subject of Ziyarat or “Visitation”. The next 2 articles can be accessed from here: Ziyarat al-Qubur – Visiting the Graves Ziyarat al-Salihin – Visiting the Righteous Ziyarat al-Nabi ﷺ – Visiting the Prophet ﷺ And success is from Allah and He is the Guide! Contents Introduction […]

The Munajat Ode

This is a heartfelt entreaty seeking Divine Pardon. It has found a lofty place in many quarters of the Islamic world. The author of this work has not been decisively established. There are three variations to the origin and position of this ode: The Ottoman saint, Ahmad Ziya’uddin Gumushanevi, has attributed this work to the bosom […]