PRACTICES OF WELCOMING MONTH OF RAJAB
This adab (practice) is performed on the day before Rajab begins between Salatul ‘Asr and Maghrib.
It is then repeated as the daily practice of the seeker two hours before slatul Fajr but without the Grand Transmitted Invocation of Grandshaykh Abdullah Ad Daghestani.)
Bathing of Purification – Perform ritual purification Ghusul/Shower between Salatul ‘Asr and Maghrib. Dress in best clothes Pray 2 raka`at Salaat al Wudu
Recite: َ“Ya Rabbil ‘izzati wal ‘azhamati wal Jabbaroot”
O Lord of Honor and Greatness, Imposer of Thy Will. The mureed takes 3 steps in the direction of the Qiblah, in his place of worship, right leg first ِ
INTENTION – Niyyat Nawaytul Arba’een, Nawaytul ‘itikaf, Nawaytul Khalwah, Nawaytul ‘Uzlah, Nawaytur Riyada, Nawaytus Sulook, Lillahi Ta`ala l ‘Azhim fee hadhal masjid (or fee hadhal jami`)
I intend the forty (days of seclusion); I Intend seclusion in the masjid, I Intend seclusion, I Intend isolation, I Intend discipline (of the ego), I intend to travel in God’s Path for the sake of God in this masjid.
100x Ya Halim (for removing anger)
100x Ya Hafeez (for removing affliction)
100x Salawat (Make the intention that Allah Almighty makes you to be in the spiritual presence of the Prophet Muhammad (saw), Imam Mehdi (as) and our Shuyukh.) Allahumma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa ‘ala aali Muhammadin wa sallim
To have the intention that Allah makes me meet spiritually with Rasulullah (s), ِنَّيةْ INTENTION – Niyyat Ya Rabbi, innani nawaytu an ataqadama nahwa bahri wahdaniyyatika ilaa maqaamil fanaa eh fika. Falaa tarudani ya Rabbi, ya Allah khaaiban hatta tuwassilani ilaa dhaakal maqaam – al maqaamul fardani.
O my Lord, I am moving and stepping forward for the Station of Annihilation in the Divine Presence. Oh my Lord, O Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala, I am asking you to vanish me in Your Existence and, O my Lord, I am moving toward your ocean of Unity, the Ocean of Wahdaniyah, O my Lord, don’t reject me until I reach the unique Maqam al Fardani.
DU’A ُ– Ya Rabbi, Ya Allah haithu hadha ashShahru huwa shahruka, jetuka da’ifan wa nawian an ‘amala ‘amalan bidon ‘iwadun aw an yakona fihi talaban lil fadilati qasidan iyyaka Ilahi anta maqsodi wa ridaka matlobi.
O my Lord, since this month is your month – Rajabun Shahrullah (Rajab Month of Allah)– I came to you as a weak guest and intending to worship You, without asking anything in return. My God, You are my aim, and Your good pleasure is what I seek. That is why I am coming, please don’t reject me. Ya Rabbi, kullu ‘umri qad amdaytuhu fil ma’asi wash shirkil khafi. Wa innani uqirru bi annani lam ati ila babika bi ‘amalin maqbolin ‘indaka anta Allahul ladhi la yati ahadun ila babika bi ‘amalihi bal bi fadlika wa jodika wa karamakika wa ihsanika. Anta Allahul ladhi la taruddu ‘abdan ja a ila babika fala taruddani ya Allah.
O my Lord, all my life I spent in kufr (disbelief) and hidden shirk (polytheism), and bad behavior, and I am declaring wholeheartedly that I did not do any deed that is accepted by You. You are Allah, Who never threw away anyone that came to Your door. You are Allah, and no one came to Your door by his deeds, but (only) by Your grant and reward
Ya Rabbi, Kullu umori fawwadtuha ilayka, hayati wa mamati, wa ba’da mamati, wa yawmul hashr. Kullu umuri hawwaltuha ‘indaka. Wa fawwadtu amri ilayka, la amliku min amri nafsi shayan. La naf’an, wa la darran, wa la mawtan, wa la hayatan, wa la nushoran. Kullu umori wa hisabi wa suali wa jawabi hawwaltuhu ‘indaka ya Rabbi, Ya Allah. Nasiyati biyadika wa ana ‘ajizun ‘anil jawabi wa la mithqala dharratin.
O my Lord, I have given all my affairs into Your hands – my life, my death, my afterlife, and Judgment Day. All my affairs I have transferred to You and You are the One Who controls me. O my Lord, I do not possess anything with my nafs (ego) and my soul. I cannot give good to myself or bad to myself, or life to myself, or death to myself, but I have transferred all my accounts, and all Your judgment on me, and all Your questions to me and all my answers; I have transferred to you. Whatever You want to do with me, You do. My neck is in Your hand. I am helpless from answering Your questions, even the smallest answer I cannot answer. (With all this weakness, and helplessness, and hopelessness, I am coming to Your door.)
Law kana laka Ya Rabbi, babayni ahada huma mukhasasun lit taibeena min ‘ibadikal mumineen wal aakharu lit taibeena min ‘ibadikal ‘aaseen. Ji tuka ya Allah, nahwo babikal ladhi yahtaju an yadkhula minho ‘ibadukal ‘aaseen. Wa innani uqirru wa a’ tariff annahu yajibu an ujaddida Islami wa Imani min hadhal bab li izharil ‘ajzi.
O my Lord, if you had two doors for Your servant to enter through – one for the believers from Your servants and one for the unbeliever from Your servants – I am coming to You from the door that the unbeliever needs to come through. And I am declaring and believing this is the only door for me to come through. I am saying to You that I have to renew my Islam (Shahada – testimony of faith) and my Iman (faith), from this door to show humility and helplessness.
Wa hadhal ‘amalu huwa awwalu ‘amalin li ba’da ma shahidtu bil Islami haqqan Ya Rabbi. Wa Anta wakili ya Wakil haithu naqulo Allaha ‘Ala ma naqulo Wakil wa Shahid.
This Deed and this Shahada is the first deed for me after I am pronouncing the Shahada and entering Islam and You are my Wakeel (protector) from whence we say: God is the Protector and Witnes over what we say,
Shahada 3x with raised finger – Ashhadu an la ilaha illallah, wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduho wa rasulu
Re-Affirm Five Pillars of Islam – Tajdid Urkan al Islam
– Iqaamus Salati, wa itauz Zakat, wa Sawmu Ramadan, wa Hajjul bayt.
I believe in the establishment of prayer, paying the poor-due (charity), fasting of Ramadan, and the Pilgrimage of the House of God. Re-Affirm Six pillars of Imaan (Faith)
– Tajdid Urkan ul Imaan Aamantu Billahi wa Malaikatihi wa Kutubihi wa Rusulihi wal Yawmil Akheri, wa bi qadri khairihi wa sharrihi min Allahi Ta’ala, wal ba’the ba’dal mawt.
I believe in Allah, His Angels, His books, His Messengers, the Last Day, and the Destiny – its good and its bad – is from God, the Most High. Supplications
– DU’A ْ- Ya Rabbi, ya Allah, kam zhahara minni minadh dhunobi wal ma’asi zhahiran wa batinan wa sirran min ‘ahdi ijadi dharrati wa rohi, wa dukholi rohi ila jismi, wa zhuhori minal ‘adami ilal wojodi, wa zhuhori fi ‘alamid dunya ila yawmina hadha, raja’tu ‘anil jami’ee ilayka bit tawbati wal isteghfar.
O my Lord, from the Day of Promises, whatever there was of promise from me to You,(“Alastu bi Rabbikum, Qaaloo balaa (“Am I not your Lord?” They said, “Yes”)(Quran 7:172) – I accept and promise to do it all. O my Lord, Ya Allah, from the day You created my dharrah (atom), my essence, and from the day You entered my soul to my body, and from the day my soul came from absolute abstract to existence, and came in to this world, until this day; how much of the disobedience has appeared from me and my essence, and from my soul and my body, spiritually and physically! I am regretting them all, and regretting what I did, and coming back to You asking forgiveness and repentance.
ُWa innani qad dakhaltu wa salaktu fi rahmaati shahrika hadhal Mubarak fala taruddni ya Rabbi, ‘an babika wa la tatrukni li ahwali nafsi wa law li lahzah wa ana astaghferuka.
O my Lord, I entered and I moved into the ocean of blessings of Your praised month. O my Lord, do not reject me from Your door and don’t leave me to my ego even for a blink of an eye and I am asking forgiveness by saying,
(Astaghfirullah) ْ 100 Astaghfirullah َ أ I ask God’s forgiveness َد ُب
ADAB UL TARIQA
Read the Daily Adab Spiritual Practice then,
500x Ya Samad – With intention to eliminate the bad aspects of the ego. ْ
500 Astaghfirullah َ- Recite with the intention of asking God to forgive your sins, from the day of creation of your soul to the present day. ْ
500 Astaghfirullah َ- Recite with the intention that , from the present day to the last day on earth, God will protect you against sins. َح ْمُد
500 Alhamdullilah ْ– Out of gratitude that God did not create you from the nation of other prophets.
َ500 Alhamdullelah ْ– Out of gratitude that God has created you from the nation of the Prophet Muhammad (s) and honored you by Sayyidina Abu Bakr as Siddiq, Abdul Khaliq Ghujdawani, Shaykh Sharafuddin ad Daghestani, Grandshaykh Shaykh Àbdullah al Faiz adDaghestani. And honored you by making you a follower of Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al Haqqani
Then, THE GRAND TRANSMITTED SUPPLICATION OF GRANDSHAYKH ABDALLAH AL FAIZ ADDAGHESTANI (Q) AZAM AL MATHUR
Dua for month of Rajab
This is the du’a of the Saint of Rajab to be read 3x daily
Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem
Allahuma innee istaghfiruka min kulli maa tubtu lahu ilayka thumma `udtu feeh. wa istaghfiruka min kulli maa `aradtu bihi wajhika wa-khaalatanee feehi maa laysa feehi ridaak. wa istaghfiruk li-ni`am allatee taqawwaytu biha `ala ma`aseeyatik. wa istaghfiruka min adh-dhunoob allatee laa ya`lamahu ghayruka wa laa yattali`u `alayha ahadun siwaak wa laa yasa`uha illa rahmatika wa laa tunjee minha illa maghfiratuka wa hilmuka. laa ilaha illa-Anta, subhaanak! innee kuntu min azh-zhaalimeen.
Allahuma innee istaghfiruka min kulli zhulmin zhalamtu bihi `ibadaka. Fa ayyamaa `abdin min `ibaadik aw `amatin min ‘imaa’ika zhalamtu fee badanihi aw `irdihi aw maalihi fa `atihi min khazaa’inik allatee laa tanqus. Wa as’aluka an tukrimanee bi-rahmatika allatee wasi`at kulla shay wa laa t`uheenanee min `adhaabik wa ta`teeayanee maa as’aluka fa-innee haqeequn bi-rahmatik ya arhamu ‘r-Raahimeen. wa salla-Allahu `ala Sayiddina Muhammadin wa `ala aalihi wa sahbihi ajma`een. wa laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billah il-`Aliyyu ‘l-`Azheem
In the name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful
O Allah, I ask forgiveness of You for everything for which I repented to You then returned to. And I ask forgiveness of You for everything I displeased You with and all that concerns me with which You are displeased. And I ask forgiveness of You for the favors which I used for increasing my disobedience towards You. And I ask forgiveness of You for the sins which no one knows except You and no one sees except You and nothing encompasses except Your Mercy and nothing delivers from except Your forgiveness and clemency. There is no god except You alone. You are the Most High, and I was one of the [self] oppressors!
O Allah, I ask forgiveness of You for the injustice I committed against Your servants. Whatever of Your male or female servants whom I have hurt, physically or in their dignity or in their property give them of Your bounty which lacks nothing. And I ask You to honor me with Your mercy which encompasses all things. Do not humble me with Your punishment but give me what I ask of You, for I am in great need of Your mercy, O Most Merciful of the merciful. May Allah send blessings upon Muhammad and upon all his companions. There is no power and no might except in Allah the High, the Exalted.
Blessings and Peace upon Sayyidina Muhammad, his Family, and his Companions.