question on daily practice/awrad


Assalammualaikum wbr to the staff and our Mawlana Shaykh Hisham

can u please tell me which consequence is the right one for the practice of people of determination because some book differ

1. salat wudu’, najat, tahajjud and salat tasbih followed by fajr


2. solat wudu , thajjud, najat and tasbih followed by fajr

and can u please tell me, what, how and when is the best way to the the daily awrad. is it before fajr or after fajr. thank you, may Allah bless you for putting up such a wonderful site and grant our Master Mawlana Shaykh Nazim long live and keep us all under his guidance. amin


The tartib, order of Night Vigil prayers is:

  • Salat al-Wudu
  • Salat an-Najat
  • Salat ash-Shukr
  • Salat at-Tasbih
  • Salat at-Tahajjud (or after Salat al-Wudu)
  • Salat al-Fajr

Our mashaykh teach that the preferred times for practicing the awrad are:

  • from one-hour before Fajr up to sunrise
  • between `Asr and Maghrib
  • between Maghrib and `Isha.

However that is not a requirement, but a preference. The awrad may be broken up in parts and done whenever convenient, including while in the car driving.

For those seeking the perfection of the awrad discipline, Shaykh Hisham said:

I remember when my brother Shaykh Adnan and I were young, Grandshaykh (q) told us to do our awrad between `Asr and Maghrib, Maghrib and `Isha and early morning until ishraq, from half-an-hour or one-hour before Fajr until ishraq, and he said “make a seclusion.” He told us to cover ourselves with a bed sheet. When you cover yourself you know you are in limitation; this is your dunya grave. You cannot come out before you finish your awrad. We cover as if secluding, disconnecting ourselves from normal life, within that square or rectangle. You cannot move right or left while you are doing your awrad. So the connection to your shaykh when you are doing your awrad, he will take you to the presence of Prophet (s), and from the presence of Prophet he takes you to the presence of Allah (swt).

Taher Siddiqui

reviewed and approved by Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

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