The Origin of the Naqshbandi Tha'widz

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The following is from the teachings of Shaykh Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.).

Shaykh ‘Abdullah al-Fa’iz ad-Daghistani (q.s.), the shaykh of Shaykh Nazhim al-Haqqani (q.s.), used to give people who were severely afflicted with the evil eye, or had severe problems with bad jinn a tha’widz written in a circular manner.  People found a lot of benefit in it.

Shaykh ‘Abdullah ad-Daghistani (q.s.) said in a swuhbah that he was Ordered to stay in Jabal Qasiyun in Damascus, Sham, and there were no homes there at that time except his home.  He said at that mountain had lot of jinn whose job was to protect Sham, and some evil jinn used to come to attack the mu’min jinn.  He was ordered to lay down, to put a pen in his hand and in a state between sleeping and wakefulness, he saw the Prophet (s.a.w.).  The Prophet (s.a.w.) gave him the recitation of that tha'widz and Shaykh ‘Abdullah ad-Daghistani (q.s.) wrote it as it was dictated to him.  He wrote it in a circular pattern so that the recitations spiral inside each other until they reach the center.  He was told to do so in the vision by the Prophet (s.a.w.) saying that this will protect the bearer.

The tha’widz contains Allah’s (s.w.t.) Beautiful Names and Attributes and the names of other aswhab an-Nabi, the companions of the Prophet (s.a.w.) and some other people that Allah (s.w.t.) had given Permission to address those afflicted by sorcery and jinn.

This is what is written in the tha’widz of Shaykh ‘Abdullah ad-Daghistani (q.s.): Laa ilaha ill Allah Muhammad ar-Rasulullah swallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam wa ‘ala alihi wa swahbihi wa sallam.  Ya Rahman, ya Rahim, ya Musta’an, ya Allah; Ya Muhammad swallallahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa sallam wa ‘ala alihi wa swahbihi wa sallam, ya Aba Bakr, ya ‘Umar, ya ‘Utsman, ya ‘Ali, ya Hasan, ya Husayn, ya Yahya, ya Halim.  Wa laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billah al-‘aliyyi al-‘azhim.  Shahamat al-Fardani, Yusuf asw-Swiddiq, ‘Abd ar-Ra’uf al-Yamani, Imam al-‘Arifin, Aman al-Haqq, Lisan al-Mutakallimin, ‘Awnullah as-Sakhawi, ‘Aaraf at-Tayyar, al-Ma’ruf bi Mulhan, Burhan al-Kurama, Ghawts al-An’am, ya Swahib az-Zaman Sayyidina al-Mahdi, ya `Isa, ya Swahib al-‘Unswur, ya Khidhr.

This is the origin of the tha’widz given out by the Naqshbandi.  It is an effective protection against sihr, sorcery, and the disturbances of the ghayb.


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