i would like to know the etiquette of seclusion,khalwa, i have looked for it on internet but could not find, i have also read the post of ‘seclusion’ posted here but no information is on the link given with it of the actual ettiquette like what you can eat and the other rules that go with it. I would like to sit the 10 days of khalwa that sayyidee gave general permission to sit, on the 29th of dhul qaddah but i do not know of the rules to be observed please may you reply as soon as possible as time is approaching i will be grateful for a quick reply thankyou.
Wa `alaykum salam,
Anyone that is doing seclusion can increase his awrad, for example salawat on the Prophet (s) 24,000 daily and Allah Allah up to 74,000. If he has time, read Holy Qur’an from 3 juz to 11 juz., and the whole Dala’il al-Khayrat daily.
Also, 1000 la ilaha il -Allah, 100 Surat al-Ikhlas , and everything else increase to 1,000 repetitions.
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani