Naqshbandi Awrad
Life Support for The Seekers
The Daily Awrad  (Spiritual Practices) Awrad of the People of Determination
1.    3X-Shahada three times;
2.    7OX -Astaghfirullah
3.    1X- Fatiha one time with the intention of participating in the blessings sent down with it when it was revealed in Makka. Bismi Allahi alrrahmani alrraheemi Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameena Alrrahmani alrraheemi Maliki yawmi alddeeni Iyyaka naAAbudu waiyyaka nastaAAeenu Ihdina alssirata almustaqeema Sirata allatheena anAAamta AAalayhim ghayri almaghdoobi AAalayhim wala alddalleena
4.    Amana-r-Rasul (Surat 2, verses 285-286), one time. Whoever recites this ayat, will attain a high rank and a great position. He will get the Safety of al-Aman, in this world and the next. Amana alrrasoolu bima onzila ilayhi min rabbihi waalmuminoona kullun amana biAllahi wamalaikatihi wakutubihi warusulihi la nufarriqu bayna ahadin min rusulihi waqaloo samiAAna waataAAna ghufranaka rabbana wailayka almaseeru 2:286 La yukallifu Allahu nafsan illa wusAAaha laha ma kasabat waAAalayha ma iktasabat rabbana la tuakhithna in naseena aw akhtana rabbana wala tahmil AAalayna isran kama hamaltahu AAala allatheena min qablina rabbana wala tuhammilna ma la taqata lana bihi waoAAfu AAanna waighfir lana wairhamna anta mawlana faonsurna AAala alqawmi alkafireena
5.    7X- Inshira (Surah 94) 7 times. Alam nashrah laka sadraka WawadaAAna AAanka wizraka Allathee anqada thahraka WarafaAAna laka thikraka Fainna maAAa alAAusri yusran Inna maAAa alAAusri yusran Faitha faraghta fainsab Waila rabbika fairghab
6.    11X- Ikhlas (Surah 112) 11 times. Qul huwa Allahu ahadun Allahu alssamadu Lam yalid Walam yakun lahu kufuwan ahadun Whoever recites this Surah, must obtain the tajalli of the two Names of Glory, al-Ahad (the One), and as-Samad (the Eternal). Anyone who reads it, must get a portion of this tajalli.
7.    1X- Falaq (Surah 113) 1 time; Qul aAAoothu birabbi alfalaqi Min sharri ma khalaqa Wamin sharri ghasiqin itha waqaba Wamin sharri alnnaffathati fee alAAuqadi Wamin sharri hasidin itha hasada
8.    1X- Nas (Surah 114) 1 time. Qul aAAoothu birabbi alnnasi Maliki alnnasi Ilahi alnnasi Min sharri alwaswasi alkhannasi Allathee yuwaswisu fee sudoori alnnasi Mina aljinnati waalnnasi {Reality Insan Kamel}
9.    10X- La ilaha illallah completing it with Muhammadun Rasulullah;
10.           10X- Salawat ash-sharifa 10 times
11.           Ihda, presenting the reward of the above recitation to the Prophet (s) and to the Shaykhs of the Naqshbandi Tariqat;
12.           Sit on the knees, meditating on the connection (rabitah) to your Shaykh, from your Shaykh to the Prophet (s) and from the Prophet (s) to the Divine Presence, reciting
13.           3X- "Allahu Allahu Allahu Haqq" three times;
14.           1500 Min. X-Dhikr of the Glorious Name 'Allah, Allah' 5000 times by tongue, 5000 times by heart;
15.           300X- Praising the Prophet (s) through Salawat 500 times, and on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 1000 times.
16.           100X- Surah Iklas or 1/30 Juz-one-thirthieth of the Qur'an (juz), or instead Ikhlas 100 times;
17.           100X- Salawat Nabi or one chapter of Dalail al-Khairat or instead Salawat 100 times;
Realities of Awrad:
Grand Shaykh said, "If someone reads Fatiha, he will not leave this world without attaining those Divine Favors that are hidden behind the meaning of the Fatiha which enable him to reach a state of submission to Allah, Almighty and Exalted. The blessings that Allah has sent down with the Fatiha when it was revealed to the Prophet (s) will never cease, and will last forever, with the one who recites the Fatiha. No one is able to know how much blessings there are except Allah and His Messenger (s). Whoever recites surat al-Fatiha, with the intention of sharing in these tajallis, will attain a high position and a great rank. And whoever recites without this intention, gets general Divine Favors only. This surah possesses innumerable and limitless stations (maqamat) in the Sight of Allah, Who is Powerful and Sublime.
He will enter the Circle of Security in the Presence of Allah Almighty and Exalted, and he will reach all the stations of the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order. He will be an inheritor of the Secret of the Prophet (s) and of saints, and will arrive at the stage of Bayazid al-Bistami, the Imam of the Order, who said, "I am the Truth (al-Haqq)." This is the magnificent tajalli (manifestation) which belongs to this ayat, and to other ayats also.
Grand Shaykh Khalid al-Baghdadi, one of the imams of this Order, received the Vision and the Secret of this Ayat, through which Allah made him special for his time.
Surah Inshira: On each letter and on each ayat there is a tajalli which is different from that on any other. Whoever recites an ayat or letter of the Qur'an, will attain the Divine grace that is particular to that ayat or letter
If anyone recites this surat of Qur'an, he will receive those Divine Graces, tajallis and virtues. Whoever wishes to obtain these virtues, must keep these awrad daily along with his obligations. Then he will gain True Life and Eternal Life.
Surah Nas & Falak: Since they mark the end of the Qur'an, they are linked and associated with the completion of the Divine Graces and tajallis. By means of these awrad, the Masters of the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order became Oceans of Knowledge and Gnosis. Grandshaykh Abdullah ad-Dagestani said, "You have now reached the beginning, where each verse, letter and Surah of the Qur'an has its own special tajalli, which do not resemble any others. For that reason the Messenger of Allah said, "I have left three things with my Ummah, death which makes them afraid, true dreams which give them good tidings, and the Qur'an which addresses them." By means of the Qur'an Allah will open up the gates of Divine Grace in the Last Times, as it came down in the time of the Holy Prophet and the Companions, and in the times of the khalifas, and in the time of the saints.
These stations and continuous Divine Graces are closely bound together and they cannot be separated, so any deficiency in the awrad will automatically create a deficiency in the Divine Graces being sent down. As an example, if we want to wash our hands, we may wait in front of the tap for water to come out. If the pipes do not connect properly so that the water escapes before reaching the tap, then, no matter how long we wait, the water will not flow out. So we must not let any deficiency enter our Dhikr until we obtain all the tajallis and Divine Graces.
These awrad for the of followers, must be performed once every 24 hours, together with all other obligations, according to the shari'ah of the Prophet (s). Everything which the Prophet (s) brought, was founded in these awrad. It is the way that the slave reaches the key of nearness to Allah, Who is Powerful and Sublime. It was by means of it that the prophets, messengers and saints reached their Creator, and it is by means of these awrad that we reach all these stations of the Most Distinguished Tariqat.
The Masters of the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order say that whoever claims that he is affiliated to one of the 40 Orders, or to the most Distinguished Naqshbandi Order, but nevertheless has not entered seclusion (khalwah) even once in his life, then such a person should be ashamed of connecting himself with the People of the Path.
In our time, Grand Shaykh Abdullah ad-Dagestani said, "Whichever of the People of the Last Time (akhir az-zaman), wishes to attain a high rank and an exalted state, and get what a murid normally gets by means of seclusion (khalwah), and spiritual exercises, then he must continuously perform these awrad (Dhikr). With this awrad we have set the foundations for the higher stations, which are built on this foundation. The murid ought to know that if he fails to attain an exalted station and high grade in this world because of his lack of effort, then he shall not be separated from this world, but that the Shaykhs make him reach it, and reveal for him his station, either during his lifetime, or at the time of the seven last breaths during the agonies of death."
"If anyone performs these awrad (Dhikr) and then performs an action which is forbidden he will be like the one who builds his house on the side of a cliff, and then his house collapses down the side of the cliff. So we should always be aware of our actions, gauging them to see if they are halal or haram, if Allah is going to be angry with our actions or not. And we need to think about every action that we are about to do so much that ultimately we do not do any haram thing which might weaken our foundation. And that is why we have to think before every action. As the Prophet (s) said in his hadith 'One hour's contemplation is better than seventy years of worship.' We should perform our actions in the perfectly correct way, that is to say without any haram deeds intervening."
"On this basis Allah has divided the day into three parts: eight hours for worship, eight hours for earning a living and eight hours for sleeping. Anyone who does not accept and follow this division of energies will exemplify the hadith , 'He who is erratic will be erratic in the Hellfire.' He who goes according to his own will and reasoning does not progress and he who wishes to obtain exalted stations, levels and stages which previous generations earned by means of retreats and other spiritual exercises, must remember Allah throughout the course of the day."
Grandshaykh continued, "He who makes a regular practice of the awrad (Dhikr) shall attain the Water of True Life, and with it he will perform ablution. He will bathe in it and drink it and by means of it shall he reach his goal. There is such a person who claims that he has been in the Order for thirty years, and as yet has not seen anything and not attained anything. The answer to that person is to search and look at his actions over the past years. How many deficient actions has he performed? When you know the deficiency you should quickly avoid it, then you will reach Allah Who is Powerful and Sublime. When the murid forsakes that which the Shaykhs have told him to do of the daily duty (wazifa), then he will be absolutely incapable of making further progress and he will be unable to reach any state he had previously attained. No Prophet ever attained Prophethood, nor did any saint ever attain sainthood, and no believer ever attained the stage of faith without utilizing his time for his daily Dhikr."