Saturday, 24 November 2012

Clarifications Regarding Tijani Awrad & Wazhifah

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The following are some clarifications regarding the Tijani awrad and wazhifah as answered by Ustadz Fakhruddin Owaisi at-Tijani for those new to the Path.

For those who have begun reciting the wazhifah but have not memorised the Jawharat al-Kamal, they may replace the twelve Jawharat al-Kamal with twenty Swalawat al-Fatih.

With regards the place of recitation, the condition of having room for six people when reciting the Jawharat al-Kamal is a recommendation, not an obligation, according to most of our shuyukh.  As long as the place is clean, it is suitable.  For those who do not have a suitable environment to recite the wazhifah, they may recite it at the mosque.

The awrad are the pillars for the wazhifah.  The wazhifah is considered the greater due to the presence of the Prophet (s.a.w.) in it.  For reciting the wazhifah and the awrad, wudhu is required.  The reciter must also face the qiblah.  If the awrad and the wazhifah are interrupted, they have to be done all over until completion.  For expiation of breaking either, a hundred istighfar is recited with one Swalawat al-Fatih before and after.

The best timing for the haylalah is after maghrib.  If, for some reason, it cannot be done at that time, it is recited after ‘aswr.  This also applies when travelling.  During travel, the wird after ‘aswr may be recited earlier, or even directly after zhuhr.  The wazhifah may be recited, but without Jawharat al-Kamal, whilst riding or in a vehicle excluding ships on a long voyage.  The Jawharat al-Kamal is replaced with twenty Swalawat al-Fatih.


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