The Adhkar of the Naqshbandi Order (Tariqa)
Mawlana Ali Mayat: The Unassuming Selfless Administrator of Darul Uloom Bury
Shaykh Abdur-Rahman (may Allah preserve him) begins by mentioning the origins of the Naqshbandi Tariqa, explains briefly how the order developed over time and highlights some of its distinguishing features. Shaykh then goes through the Khatm Khwajgan (the practise of uttering specific Qur’anic verses, divine names, and remembrances recited at the start of each majlis by the shaykhs of the order) and explains the importance of how the murid should internalise the meaning of each du’a’ whilst reciting them. One can only truly benefit from what they ask Allah if they understand what they are asking. Shaykh then reveals how the aspirant should hold fast to supplications as it is only through abundant prayers that a servant expresses their need to Allah, rendering Him to be the only fulfiller of their needs. Finally, the Shaykh goes through the six dhikr acts for the aspirant on this path and their established proofs from the Qur’an and Sunnah.