Wird without the Permission of a Spiritual Guide

Shaykh Farid Dingle gives advice on making it a habit to remember Allah by taking up a wird and whether permission from a spiritual guide is necessary. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a question about the “Al-Wird al-Latif.” This Wird is common and based on the prophetic Sunna. Can I […]

Could My Wird Be Beneficial Even Without Praying the Obligatory Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Riad Saloojee Question: Assalamu alaykum 1.If you don’t pray, will Wazifa never work for you? 2. If you read a Wazifa a certain number of times daily, is it ok to read more than you’re required to? Answer: Wa’alaykumsalam wa rahmatullah, I pray you are well, by Allah’s grace. What follows is […]

The complete Wird Latif of Imam al-Haddad, with transliteration

As with all the litanies of Imam al-Haddad, al-Wird al-Latif is made up of nothing but the ‘prayers’ of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the formulae that he instructed his community to recite mornings and evenings. It is therefore strictly in conformity with the sunna, and once it is well-rehearsed and becomes regular practice, […]

Balancing Seeking Knowledge and Spiritual Litanies – Muwasala

Click here for the original link. A Tunisian scholar asked Sayyidi Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him): How does one balance between seeking knowledge and spending time in the remembrance of Allah (reading awrad or litanies)? Habib `Umar answered: “The key to seeking knowledge is the soundness of one’s […]

Is it Possible to Do a 'Wird' Without Having Access to a Shaykh?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As-salaamu alaikum, Is it possible to do a ‘wird’ without having access to a living true shaykh? I have heard that engaging in a long dhikr can be harmful if I am not connected to a living shaykh to supervise me. How can one of Allah’s names harm me? […]

Praying Sunna Prayers Outside of the Prayer Time?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it true that one cannot pray the sunna prayers outside the prayer time? I thought it would be allowed since I we are allowed to pray the sunna of Fajr after sunrise if one is not able to pray it before the fardh. Answer: In the Name of […]