Tag Archives: Imam al-‘Arus

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 […]

Asma Al-‘Izam

This is a famous greeting upon the saint of Nagore, Al-Sayyid Shahu-l Hamid al-Qadiri al-Naguri, may Allah sanctify his secret. It was composed by our grand-shaikh, Imam al-‘Arus Sayyid Muhammad, may Allah be pleased with him. Together with the qasidatu-r ra’iyyah, this greeting is traditionally recited by the saint’s ardent lovers when they visit his […]

The Legal Position on Salawat

Based on Prophetic narrations [ahadith], the righteous scholars have ruled that the recital of salawât is obligatory [fard] in the following situations: The final sitting of every ritual prayer [attahiyât] The Funeral Prayer [salâtu-l janâzah] The Friday Sermon [khutbatu-l jumu’ah] Whenever the blessed names or beautiful attributes of the beloved Prophet (Allah bless him and […]

The Qur’anic Injunction on Salawat

In the matter of invoking salutations upon the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) [salawât ‘ala-n Nabi, salla-Llâhu ‘alaihi wa sallam], there is absolutely no disagreement amongst the believers on the utmost sanctity this noble act possesses, for the Almighty Lord has emphatically declared in His Revelation: إِنَّ اللَّـهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ […]