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It is a Sunnah (practice of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, prayers and peace of Allah  be upon Him) to sight  the new moon crescent for every lunar month. The crescent is usually sighted  a few minutes  after sunset in the Western horizon. Once sighted, the following prayer should be recited:

Allah is Greater. O Allah may the crescent come upon us in safety and faith and peace and Islam and in agreement with all that You love and pleases You. Our Lord and your Lord [O Crescent] is Allah.

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Al-Khabeeru

Definitions:

Awrad s. Wird — A regimen performed daily. Awrad may be performed for life.

Wazaif  – s. Wazeefah — A spiritual exercise that is read for specific number of days.  One should complete the days and not miss any days unless there is an excuse.  This should be perfomed in Wudu and of course unless specified one should also be in a state of major ritual pourity (ghusl).

Read Durood Shareef 11 times before and after each Wazeefah.

Wazeefah 1: For Muslim Women (or men) Seeking Marriage

Read Al-Khabeeru 701 times daily after Isha (night) prayers for 40 days.  Stop during the monthly cycle and continue to completion thereafter.

Wazeefah 2: For Unwarranted Blame, Criticism, or Misunderstood Persons

Read A-Khabeeru 170 times daily for 40 days.  Read daily after Isha (late night) prayers.

Wazeefah 3: For Missing Persons

Read A-Khabeeru 99 times after Fajr (morning) and after Maghrib (sunset) prayers daily up to 40 days.  Insha-Allah you will soon find the person or get news of them. May Allah make it easy for you.

Wazeefah 4: Unknown or Difficult to Diagnose Illness

Read A-Khabeeru 70 times after Fajr (morning) and after Maghrib (sunset) prayers daily up to 40 days.  Insha-Allah you will soon learn about or heal from the illness . May Allah grant you complete healing.

These Waza’if and Awrad do not require specific permission to begin. This posting is the permission.

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Pray to Allah for our success and if there is anything I have said that is not correct, it is from me and I seek Allah’s forgiveness and if others benefit then it is from Allah.

Sharaaz Khan, Qadri

Hopetoheal Admin

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This is a gift to all my brothers and sisters on this site and for all others who receive this from them:

Starting on page 37 of this booklet you will find the special prayers that you should read on the odd night which possibly could be Laylat ul-Qadr.  Remember me and all the IECRC staff who made this booklet possible on these special nights:

Ramadan: The Month of Patience, Empathy, and Self-Purification

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Definitions:

Awrad s. Wird — A regimen performed daily. Awrad may be performed for life.  Muslims and non-Muslim alike may read this.

Wazaif  – s. Wazeefah — A spiritual exercise that is read for specific number of days.  One should complete the days and not miss any days unless there is an excuse.  This should be perfomed in Wudu and unless specified one should also be in a state of major ritual pourity (ghusl).

Read Durood Shareef 11 times before and after each Wazeefah.

The Wazaif and Awrad:

Wazeefah 1: For those seeking Employment, Business Improvement, Peace of Mind, and Stress Alleviation

Read Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheemu 1100 times daily after Fajr (morning) prayers for 40 days. Could be perfomed without ghusl. There is no harm in performing wudu (even when one is in menstruation).

Wazeefah 2: For Mental Health, Stress Alleviation, Freedom from Anxiety

Read Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheemu 190 times and blow on your heart. Read daily after Fajr (morning) and after Isha (late night) prayers for 40 days. Could be perfomed without ghusl. There is no harm in performing wudu (even when one is in menstruation).

Wird 1: For a Clear Mind and Memory Improvement

Read Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheemu 100 times after 5 daily prayers daily.

These Waza’if and Awrad do not require specific permission to begin. This posting is the permission.

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Related in the Ghunya of Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani (rehmatullahi alyhe):

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) said that whoever fasts on the first Thursday of Rajab and then prays the following prayer between Maghrib and Isha, i.e on the eve of Friday:

  • 12 cycles in sets of two reciting Surah Al-Qadr (i.e. Inna anzalnahu fi laylatil Qadr) three times and Surah Al-Ikhlas (i.e. Qul huwa Allahu ahad) 12 times, and recites Darood Shareef (Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammadinin-Nabiyyi l-Ummiyyi wa ‘ala aalihi wa sallim) 70 times at the end of the 12 cycles and then recites some special prayers (found in the Ghunya),

Allah Almighty forgives all his or her sins even if they are like the foam on the ocean, the grains of desert sand, the weight of the mountains, the drops of rain, or the leaves of trees. In addition, intercession is accepted from 700 members of this person’s family on the Day of Judgment. This prayer will come in the form of a person to the deceased when he or she is in the grave and congratulate them saying that they have been granted freedom from every hardship [in the Hereafter]. The deceased person will ask who this person is mentioning that he or she has not seen a person more handsome, nor heard a voice more sweet nor smelt a person more fragranced. Upon this the person will respond that he is this [Rajab] prayer that the person had done and had come to take care of his or her needs and be his or her companion in their loneliness and time of anxiety [in the Barzakh]. Furthermore when the trumpet is blown, this prayer will be a shade on the deceased in the Plain of Hashr and good news to the performer of this prayer that Allah Almighty does not overlook any good deed.

For more prayer and fasting recommendations during the Sacred Month of Rajab, click the link below:

http://www.iecrcna.org/publications/articles/Rajab.pdf

RAJAB LIVE BROADCAST EVENT: Saturday June 19th between 3pm and 6pm PST 

In addition to the prayers above, join me at the Annual Commemoration (Urs) of Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti (ra) that will be held via live broadcast at the IECRC – Sacramento Center. This is a means for great spiritual benefit (barakaat). You may join online via live broadcast.  Details in the link below:

http://mauludshareef.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/monthly-chatti-shareef-khatm-ul-khawajgaan-sat-apr-10-6pm-pst/

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