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The following narration taken from the famous Ghunya of the great Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani radi Allahu anhu:
It is narrated from Hazrat Al-Hasan al-Basri (21 Hijri – 110 Hijri, may Allah have mercy on him), who said:

 “Whenever the twenty-seventh of Rajab came around, Abdullah ibn Abbas radi Allahu anhuma would start the day as a mu’takif [i.e. someone who follows the practice called i’tikaf, meaning withdrawal into a state of seclusion in order to concentrate on religious devotions, especially while fasting]. He would devote the whole morning to prayer, upto and including the obligatory ritual prayer at noon [Dhuhr]. After performing the noon prayer, he would stroll about for a little while to stretch his legs, then he would perform an extra salat-prayer consisting of four cycles. In each cycle [rak’a], he would recite Surah Al-Fatiha one time only, then Surah Al-Falaq & Surah An-Naas [Al-Mu’awwidhataan], also one time only, then Surah Al-Qadr [#97] three times, and then Surah Al-Ikhlaas fifty times. He would then devote himself to continuous supplication [du’a], until it was time to perform the obligatory late-afternoon ritual prayer (‘Asr). ‘This,’ he used to say, ‘is exactly what Allah’s Messenger sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam always did on this particular day.'”

May Allah Ta’ala accept our ibaadaat bi Waseelatil Habeeb sal Allahu alayhi wa Aalihi wa sallam. Aameen.

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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/

Avoiding Divorce

  1. Recite the prayers with a clean mind and body.
  2. Have faith in the prayers
  3. Maintain the regime.
  4. Belive in the One.
  5. Follow the rules wholeheartedly.
  6. Women should not recite these prayers during their monthly cycle.  When it has passed, they can add  the missed prayers to their daily practice

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ahmed Qadri

This is a general wazifah/’amal for all people who have diabetes and who need to lower their sugar levels. You may share this with any one who has diabetes and are having a hard time bringing its level down:

1. 11 times Durood Shareef (Salaat on the Prophet sallallahu alyhe wasallam)
2. Read 1011 times:

Wa idha maridtu fa Huwa yashfeen

3. Blow on a jug of water.

4. 11 times Durood Shareef again.

5. Drink the water daily and leave a little bit for the next day’s reading.

6. Next day, same time, fill it up and start on step 1.

7. Read the above for no more than 11 days.

Important: Please note that all Wazaif should be performed by sitting respectfully on your prayer mat facing the Qiblah in the state of Wudu (of course outside of Janaabah) with full concentration. This wazifah can only be performed by a Muslim who has taken the greater ritual bath (Ghusl).

If you feel that what ever you try ends up in failure, or everything in life seems to close down on you, or you are trying to find a way out but there seems to be no openings, or you feel that there may be some evil eye, or black magic that is preventing you from attaining success. You may read the following not to exceed 40 days after Fajr or after Isha in the state of Wudu:

  1. Read 11 times any Durood Shareef (Salawaat on the Beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhe wasallam)
  2. Read Surat ul-Fatah (in the 26th Para/Juz) one time only.
  3. Supplicate (make dua) to Allah Most Exalted by the means (waseelah) of this Surah and that of the Prophet sallallahu alayhe wasallam for an opening in your situation.
  4. Read Durood Shareef 11 times again.

Important: You should try to complete this without a break, sitting quietly at one place with full concentration.  For women, stop recitation of this wazeefah during your menstruation cycle, and complete the 40 days when you can perform salaat again.

When the 40 days are over, on the 41st night, ask Allah Most Exalted to except your recitation and for Allah to grant the reward of the recitation that you had performed over the past 40 days  to the Beloved Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wasallam), all of the Sahaba Kiram and Ahl Bayt (radiallahu anhum ajma’een), to Hazrat Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani (rehmatullahi alayhi), and to all the great Awliyah of Allah including my Grand Murshid Hazrat Badshah Mian Qadri and Hazrat Bibi Maqbul un-Nisa (his respected wife) rehmatullahi alayhima – both great Awliya of Allah.

May Allah reward you and open His doors of Rahmah on you – Ameen!

In the economic downturn, many families have lost their jobs, homes, and are increasingly borrowing from credit to continue with their lives.  While unnecessary spending and accumulating debt in the Islamic faith is discouraged, it is currently an unfortunate reality which many, Muslim and non-Muslim alike are facing.

With the permission of Dr. Prof Muhammad Ahmad Qadri, my Spiritual Master, I am posting a wazeefah that will insha-Allah, help a lot of people to find a means to get out of debt and extreme financial siuations.

We ask Allah for Tawfiq and His special Barakaat – Ameen!

In the morning after Fajr prayer recite the following for 40 days:

  1. 11 times Durood Shareef (Salaawaat on the Beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhe wasallam)
  2. Read 70 times:
    YA RAZZAQU YA FATTAHU IFTAH LI ABWABA RAHMATIKA WA RIZQIKA BIHAQQI YA RAZZAQU
  3. 11 times Durood Shareef

May Allay grant you success.

The intent of this document is to bring to the attention of the readers of this blog the great spiritual benefits of the blessed nights and days of the Sacred month of Dhul Hijjah.  One is encouraged to derive benefit from  practicing the prescribed acts of worship.

Virtues of the Sacred Month of Dhul Hijjah

Source: http://www.IECRCna.org