DSC_0068.JPGThe full sequence of Tarawih, as done by our beloved Mawlana Shaykh Adnan Kabbani

After Azaan of Ishaa (full version, with the Salawats at the end), the 4 rak’aat sunnah (can be done in sets of 2) before Ishaa is done, followed by Ishaa Fard, and the sunnah after Ishaa. The Shaykh, as always, is clad in loose Naqshbandi Sunnah clothing, complete with turban (with tail), beard, ring (on the ring finger of his right hand) and his walking stick, which he often places in front of him, or to one side, when he is in prayer.

Before starting the Tarawih prayer

As with every amal, Shaykh begins with the recitation Ta’awuz and Basmalah, and 3 Shahadahs, 100 Istighfar, and three times Surah Ikhlas. He said that any Fardh prayer or Qur’an recitation that does not begin with this, is rejected, as one must renew ones faith, be clean and be sincere before starting any good deed.

Shaykh Adnan then makes this intention to fast, just before the Tarawih prayer every night of Ramadan.

He says:

“I am intending to fast in Ramadan tomorrow, (he mentions the day, i.e. Wednesday), for the sake of Allah Almighty, and upon the intention of GrandShaykh and Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, and I am intending its reward to be given to Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم as a gift and Mawlid to him, to be kept in His ‘bank’, till the Day of Yaum’ul Qiyamah.”

He then makes intention to perform 20 Raka’ats of Tarawih and 3 Raka’at of Witr with the same niyyah (intentions) above.

He then reads:

  • Liqo’ullahi yurja fissiyam, wa nurul qalbi fil qiyam (Shaykh raises his hands like in du’a, and wipes his face at this time), ta’alallah zhul arshil majeed (Shaykh raises his hands higher than the first time, and wipes his face again.)
  • Assolatul jami’a, solatut-terawihi athaabakumullah
  • Annabi yash fa’u limay yu solli ‘alaih, allahumma solli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ‘alihi Muhammadin wasallim
  • Allahumma inna nas alukal jannata, wa na ‘uzubika minannar
  • Ya Subhaan

First set of two rak’aats

The Shaykh then uses his miswak/siwak, as he does for every solat, do’a and recitation of the Qur’an that he performs. He then leads two very short raka’ats in which only 2 to 3 Ayats of a Surah are read after Surah al-Fatihah. This is done for the entire 20 raka’ats, so that it is completed quickly, and this is the Sunnah of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, so that weak and old members of the congregation, sick ones, children, nursing mothers and busy people are not burdened by a very long prayer.

In each raka’at, the Shaykh begins with an inaudible Ta’awuz (A’uzubillah…) and an audible Basmalah, before reading Surah al-Fatihah. He then goes onto the reading of the Surah, without reading Ta’awuz or Basmalah again.

After finishing the first two raka’ats, the Shaykh reads:

  • Liqo’ullahi yurja fissiyam, wa nurul qalbi fil qiyam (Shaykh raises his hands like in do’a, and wipes his face at this time), ta’alallah zhul arshil majeed (Shaykh raises his hands higher than the first time, and wipes his face again.)
  • Assolatul jami’a, solatut-terawihi athaabakumullah
  • Annabi yash fa’u liman yu solli ‘alaih, allahumma solli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ‘alihi Muhammadin wasallim
  • Ya Sultaan

Second set of two raka’ats

Again beginning with the miswak, and leading very short raka’ats, the Shaykh concludes the prayer and reads after concluding this second set of Tarawih prayers:

  • La ila ha illallah hu wahdahu lasharikalah, lahul mulku walahul hamdu, yuhyi wa yu meetu, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shain ing qadeer.
  • Subhanallahi walhamdulillahi wa la ila ha illallah hu allahu akbar. Wa la haula wa la quwwata illa billahil ‘aliyyil azheem. (Glory be to Allah, and praise is due to Allah, and there is no God but Allah, and Allah is the greatest. And there is no power and strength except in Allah, the Exalted, the Sublime.)
  • Subhanallahi ‘adada khaliqihi, wa ridho nafsihi, wa zeenata arshihi, wa midaa da kalimatih. (Glory be to Allah, as much as the number of His Creations, as much as is pleasing to Him, and as much as the Weight of his Throne, and as much as the ink (which would be used to write) His Words.)
  • Liqo’ullahi yurja fissiyam, wa nurul qalbi fil qiyam (Shaykh raises his hands like in do’a, and wipes his face at this time), ta’alallah zhul arshil majeed (Shaykh raises his hands higher than the first time, and wipes his face again.)
  • Assolatul jami’a, solatut-terawihi athaabakumullah
  • Annabi yash fa’u liman yu solli ‘alaih, allahumma solli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ‘alihi Muhammadin wasallim
  • Ya Rahman

Third set of two raka’ats

Again beginning with the miswak, and leading very short raka’ats, the Shaykh concludes the prayer and reads after concluding this third set of Tarawih prayers:

  • Allahumma solli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ‘alihi Muhammadin wasallim
  • Ya Raheem

Fourth set of two raka’ats

Again beginning with the miswak, and leading very short raka’ats, the Shaykh concludes the prayer and reads after concluding this fourth set of terawih prayers:

  • Surah al-Ikhlas 3 times. He begins with Ta’awuz (A’uzubillah…) and Basmallah for the first recitation of al-Ikhlas, and the for remaining two recitations of Surah al-Ikhlas, the Shaykh begins with just Basmalah.
  • Allahumma solli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ‘alihi Muhammadin wasallim
  • Ya Hannan

Fifth set of two raka’ats

Again beginning with the miswak, and leading very short raka’ats, the Shaykh concludes the prayer and reads after concluding this fifth set of Tarawih prayers:

  • Liqo’ullahi yurja fissiyam, wa nurul qalbi fil qiyam (Shaykh raises his hands like in do’a, and wipes his face at this time), ta’alallah zhul arshil majeed (Shaykh raises his hands higher than the first time, and wipes his face again.)
  • Assolatul jami’a, solatut-terawihi athaabakumullah
  • Annabi yash fa’u liman yu solli ‘alaih, allahumma solli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ‘alihi Muhammadin wasallim
  • Ya Mannan

Sixth set of two raka’ats

Again beginning with the miswak, and leading very short raka’ats, the Shaykh concludes the prayer and reads after concluding this sixth set of Tarawih prayers:

  • La ila ha illallah hu wahdahu lasharikalah, lahul mulku walahul hamdu, yuhyi wa yu meetu, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay in qadeer.
  • Subhanallahi walhamdulillahi wa la ila ha illallah hu allahu akbar. Wa la haula wa la quwwata illa billahil ‘aliyyil azheem. (Glory be to Allah, and praise is due to Allah, and there is no God but Allah, and Allah is the greatest. And there is no power and strength except in Allah, the Exalted, the Sublime.)
  • Subhanallahi ‘adada khaliqihi, wa ridho nafsihi, wa zeenata arshihi, wa midaa da kalimatih. (Glory be to Allah, as much as the number of His Creations, as much as is pleasing to Him, and as much as the Weight of his Throne, and as much as the ink (which would be used to write) His Words.)
  • Liqo’ullahi yurja fissiyam, wa nurul qalbi fil qiyam (Shaykh raises his hands like in do’a, and wipes his face at this time), ta’alallah zhul arshil majeed (Shaykh raises his hands higher than the first time, and wipes his face again.)
  • Assolatul jami’a, solatut-terawihi athaabakumullah
  • Annabi yash fa’u liman yu solli ‘alaih, allahumma solli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ‘alihi Muhammadin wasallim
  • Ya Aman

Seventh set of two raka’ats

Again beginning with the miswak, and leading very short raka’ats, the Shaykh concludes the prayer and reads after concluding this seventh set of Tarawih prayers:

  • Allahumma solli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ‘alihi Muhammadin wasallim
  • Ya Dayyan

Eighth set of two raka’ats

Again beginning with the miswak, and leading very short raka’ats, the Shaykh concludes the prayer and reads after concluding this eighth set of Tarawih prayers:

  • Surah al-Ikhlas 3 times. He begins with Tawa’uz and Basmallah for the first recitation of al-Ikhlas, and the for remaining two recitations of Surah al-Ikhlas, the Shaykh begins with just Basmalah.
  • Allahumma solli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ‘alihi Muhammadin wasallim
  • Yaa Fattah (on some nights, Shaykh says Yaa Wahhab here)

Ninth set of two raka’ats

Again beginning with the miswak, and leading very short raka’ats, the Shaykh concludes the prayer and reads after concluding this ninth set of Tarawih prayers:

  • Liqo’ullahi yurja fissiyam, wa nurul qalbi fil qiyam (Shaykh raises his hands like in do’a, and wipes his face at this time), ta’alallah zhul arshil majeed (Shaykh raises his hands higher than the first time, and wipes his face again.)
  • Assolatul jami’a, solatut-terawihi athaabakumullah
  • Annabi yash fa’u liman yu solli alaih, allahumma solli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ‘alihi Muhammadin wasallim
  • Ya Salaam

Tenth (final) set of two raka’ats

Again beginning with the miswak, and leading very short raka’ats, the Shaykh concludes the prayer and reads after concluding this final set of Tarawih prayers:

  • La ila ha illallah hu wahdahu lasharikalah, lahul mulku walahul hamdu, yuhyi wa yu meetu, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay in qadeer.
  • Subhanallahi walhamdulillahi wa la ila ha illallah hu allahu akbar. Wa la haula wa la quwwata illa billahil ‘aliyyil azheem. (Glory be to Allah, and praise is due to Allah, and there is no God but Allah, and Allah is the greatest. And there is no power and strength except in Allah, the Exalted, the Sublime.)
  • Subhanallahi ‘adada khaliqihi, wa ridho nafsihi, wa zeenata arshihi, wa mida da kalimatih. (Glory be to Allah, as much as the number of His Creations, as much as is pleasing to Him, and as much as the Weight of his Throne, and as much as the ink (which would be used to write) His Words.)
  • Liqo’ullahi yurja fissiyam, wa nurul qalbi fil qiyam (Shaykh raises his hands like in do’a, and wipes his face at this time), ta’alallah zhul arshil majeed (Shaykh raises his hands higher than the first time, and wipes his face again.)
  • Assolatul jami’a, solatu witri athaabakumullah
  • Annabi yash fa’u liman yu solli ‘alaih, allahumma solli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ‘alihi Muhammadin wasallim
  • Yaa Allah

Salat’ul Witr

Except for Witr prayers on the night of the 15th and 16th of Ramadan, the Shaykh prays this as a 3 raka’at prayer with one salaam at the end, just as Mawlana Shaykh Nazim does it. However, on the nights of the 15th and 16th of Ramadhan, the Shaykh prays Witr as a 2 raka’at prayer plus a 1 raka’at prayer. The reasons are explained in the next heading.

The Imam reads aloud for all three raka’ats, including the Du’a Qunoot.

  • In the first raka’at, after Surah Fatihah, Shaykh reads Surah al-Ikhlas.
  • In the second raka’at, after Surah Fatihah, Shaykh reads Surah al-Falaq.
  • In the final raka’at, after Surah Fatihah, Shaykh reads Surah an-Nas.

He reads the Du’a Qunoot in the final raka’at of Witr prayer, throughout all of Ramadan.

In addition to the Du’a Qunoot that is read in local mosques, Shaykh Adnan adds the following verses to the Du’a Qunoot (which are also read in Fajr prayers).

  • Allahummak shif ‘anna minal balaa ya ma la yakshifuhu ghayruk. (Oh Allah! Lift from us trials which no one can but You can.)
  • Allahumas qinal ghaytha suqya rahmatin wa la taj ‘alna minal qaniteen. (Oh Allah! Give us to drink from the rain of Your Mercy, and let us not be of the despondent.)
  • Rabbighfir warham wa anta khayrur rahimeen. (Lord, forgive and have Mercy, for you are the Most Merciful.)
  • Allahummaf tah lana mil-ladungka fathan qareeban, wa anta khayrul fatiheen. (Oh Allah! Open for us a manifest closeness, for You are the best of Openers)
  • Allahumma innaka ‘afuwun kareem tuhibbul, ‘afwa fa’ fu anna wa yardha anna ya Kareem. (Oh Allah, You Love to forgive generously, so please forgive me and be pleased with me, O Generous One).
  •  (Of the wrongdoers, the last remnant was cut off. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.) (Surah Al-An’am 6:45)

Witr on the nights of the 15th and 16th of Ramadan

As mentioned above, on these nights, the Witr prayer is split into a 2 raka’at prayer and a 1 raka’at prayer. This is in honour of the middle of Ramadan, as on the 16th night, Sayyidina Jibrail (as), together with 5000 Angels, descend to the earth and give salaams to the believers, and they will remain on earth till Fajr after the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr).

On the night of the 16th and on the night of Laylatul Qadr, after reciting Surah Fatihah, Shaykh Adnan recites Surah ‘Ala in the first raka’at, Surah Kafiroon in the second, and the remaining 3 Quls in the final raka’at.

After the 2 raka’at prayer is completed, the Shaykh reads:

  • Allahumma solli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala ‘alihi Muhammadin wasallim
  • Ya Ahad.

He then completes the final raka’at of Witr, reciting Surah al-Fatihah and Surah an-Nas, as well as Qunoot.

 

Wird after Tarawih/Witr

  1. Subbuhun quddusun robbul mala ikati war Ruh (2 times)
  2. Subbuhun quddusun robbuna wa robbul mala ikati war ruuh (1 time)
  3. Fa’ lam annahu (once), La ila ha illallah (100 times). Sayyidina wa nabiyyina Maulana wa habbebina Muhammadun rasulullah, sallahu ta’ala alaihi wa ‘ala alihi wasahbihi wasallam (once).
  4. Allah, Allah (100 times). Hasbunallahu wa ni’mal wakeel, ni’mal maula wa ni’man naseer. Wa la hawla wa laquwwata illa billahil ‘aliyyil azheem.
  5. Hu, Hu 33 times. Hasbunallahu wa ni’mal wakeel, ni’mal maula wa ni’man naseer. Wa la hawla wa laquwwata illa billahil ‘aliyyil azheem.
  6. Haqq, Haqq 33 times. Hasbunallahu wa ni’mal wakeel, ni’mal maula wa ni’man naseer. Wa la hawla wa laquwwata illa billahil ‘aliyyil azheem.
  7. Hayy, Hayy 33 times. Hasbunallahu wa ni’mal wakeel, ni’mal maula wa ni’man naseer. Wa la hawla wa laquwwata illa billahil ‘aliyyil azheem.
  8. SubhanimAllah. SultanimAllah, Nabim Muhammad ‘alaihi salam. (5 times)
  9. Salawat (Darood)10 times
  10. Sayyidas Selawat (ala ashrafeel ‘alameena…) until al-Fatihah.
  11. Ala rasulina Muhammadinis sholawat, astaghfirullah, Ayatul Kursi…(continue with awrad of Ishaa according to Naqshbandi handbook, until the du’a, followed by Amanarrasul, and the do’a starting with, “Rabbana taqabbal minna…..al-Fatihah.)
  12. Allahumma solli wa sallim ‘ala, nabina muhammad ‘alaihis salam.. (Solatan tadoomu) X3

After the Majlis

When offered food and drink after the majlis, Shaykh Adnan accepts humbly, and then makes intention that the eating/drinking of the given food is as a celebration of Mawlid to Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم  and he then makes Do’a for the food/drinks to be a blessing for all who partake of it.

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