Adab & Awrad of The Month of Rabi Al-Awwal by Mawlana Shaykh Adnan Kabbani’s Futuhat Al-Haqqaniyah

This is a Great Magnificent month which everyday consists of blessings and heavenly manifestations from Ar-Raħmān. This is the month which the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ was born, when He made hijrah to Madīnah and which he as lifted to the highest station near Allāh. Heﷺ  was born on the 12th and named Muhammadﷺ on the 19th of this month.

The superiority of this month to the rest is like the superiority of the Prophetﷺ  to creation. This month consist of tremendous adabs and litanies and for the wayfarer in this path, it is vital to keep the respect and hold to it. It is allowed in this month for seclusion and spiritual exercise (particularly) from the 1st of Rabi’ al-Awwal to the 10th of Rabī’u ath Thānī for the love of Allāh  and His Messengerﷺ which he will reach the station of Annihilation in the Messenger of Allāhﷺ.

Adab:

  • On the night which the month enters between Asr and Maghrib, the murīd should perform the ritual bath for Allāh’s sake then:
  • Two rak’ats or wudhu or ghusl
  • Perform the Adab of Tariqah . After it recite the poem, Marħaban, Ahlan wa Sahlan….but in the middle of the month(15th) switches the recitation to, al-Widā’u al-Widā’u ya Sharh…, then read the Supplication of Grandshaykh’s Dua Al-Mathur.
  • Continue this Adab daily in Rabi al-Awwal. For those with high aspirations can do this Adab twice in 24 hours, once before Fajr and once before Maghrib

Welcoming/Departing Poem :

A’uthu Billahi’Minshaytan’ir Rajeem

Bismillahi’r Rahmani’r Raheem

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Amaan

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Habeeb

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Hijrah

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’n Nur

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Dawah

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Hidayati Wa’l Irshaad

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’n Najaat

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Jihaad

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Usaat

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Fala’ha

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Shafaa’ah

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Talqeen

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Fuqaraah

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Ijtima’ah

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Fiyaad

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Mawahib

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Atiyaah

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Himaa

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Bisharah

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Khatim

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Birr

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Wiladah

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Inayati Wa’l Ihsaan

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Risalah

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Qurb

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Sama’ha

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Aniss

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Amlaak

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Widaad

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Bisaat

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Ijaabah

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Fanaa

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Miftaah

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Sabr wa’l Saba’th

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Kanz Wa’l Kunuuz

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Futuhaat

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’l Zafar

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Shahru’Tawbah Wa’l Qabool

Marhaban Ahlan wa Sahlan Yaa Sayyid’ul Shuhur

Lam na`rif qadraka wa lam nahfaz hurmataka ya shahral-ghufran fa arda`anna wa la tashku minna ila Ar-Rahman wa kun shahidan lana bi’l-fadli wa al-ihsan.

 

Awrad

Adab for the Nights of Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays

On these nights the Khatm’ul Khawajghan should be recited.

On the night of 12th Rabi al-Awwal, people should gather for the love of Allāh Almighty  and Rasulullah  after ‘Isha prayer and begin with:

On this blessed night one should stay awake for the night vigil with salawats on the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ and for Dhikr until Fajr to receive eternal care, eternal light and everlasting mercy. It is commendable to do the ritual bath on this day and on the night of this day thanking Allāh for this great favour of Muħammad The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ Out of thankfulness, it is also recommended to make a sacrifice, donate it to the poor and divide it and appoint other for the sake of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ to distribute it.

It is also commendable to do this on the day the Prophetﷺ was named, on the 19th.

Everyday you should recite the Niyah of Grandshaykh:

Nawaytu ’l-arbā’īn, (I intend the forty (days of seclusion);) nawaytu ’l-itikāf, (I intend isolation;) nawaytu ’lkhalwah, (I intend seclusion) nawaytu ’l-uzlah, (I intend discipline (of the ego); nawaytu ’r-riyāda, nawaytu ’s-sulūk (I intend to travel in God’s Path;) nawaytu ’š-šiyām lillāhi ta’alā al-‘Adhīm fī hādhal-jāmi’i. (I intend fasting, for the sake of God the Almighty, in this mosque.)

It is obligatory for the people of the Naqshbandi Way to be constant on performing these Adabs and Awrads listed at certain times:

  1. Before the Adhan of Fajr by an hour or two til Ishraq
  1. Before the Adhan of ‘Asr until Maghrib
  1. From Maghrib until After 2 hours of Isha time
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