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AWRÂD - اوراد

 

Literally: Stated portions of scripture read or recited at a stated time.

The du'â or dhikr which is recited often and continuously. A Juz (portion) of Qur’an which is recited every day by a person who accepts it as a duty.

Awrâd is the plural of wird.

 

“The Qur'an imparts such a joy and loftiness to the rûh of its students that instead of the ninety-nine beads of the tasbih, it places in their hands the minute particles of ninety-nine ‘âlams displaying the manifestations of the ninety-nine Ilahî Names, and says to them: "Recite your awrâd with these!" Listen to the awrâd of students of the Qur'an like Shah-i Geylani, Rufa'i, and Shazeli (ra)! See, they hold in their hands the strings of particles, the droplets of water, the breaths of all creatures, and recite their awrâd with them. They perform dhikr and tasbîh Janâb-i Haqq.” The Flashes ( 164 )

 

“New creations in the ordinances concerning ‘ubûdiyyah are bid’ahs, and since bid’ahs are opposed to the mystery of the âyah, اَلْيَوْمَ اَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ 1 they are rejected. But if they are the sort of awrâd, dhikr and methods in the tarîqah, on condition their origins are the Book and Sunnah, and even if they are in different forms and manners, their basis and principles do not oppose the Sunnah as-Saniyyah or change them, they are not bid’ahs. Certainly, some ahl al-‘ilm classed a number of these as bid’ahs, but called them "bid’ah al-hasanah." Imam-i Rabbani, the Mujaddid of the Second Millenium (ra), said: "On my ma’nawî journey of rûh, I saw that words narrated from Ar-Rasûl Al-Akram ‘Alayhissalâtu Wassalâm were luminous, shining with the rays of his Sunnah as-Saniyyah. Whereas when I saw brilliant and powerful awrâd and states not narrated from him, there was no nûr on them. The most brilliant of this sort was not equal to the least of the first sort. I understood from this that the rays of the Sunnah as-Saniyyah are elixirs. Also, for those seeking nûr, the Sunnah are sufficient; there is no need to seek nûr outside them." The Eleventh Flash- 8th Subtle Point

 

1                (This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed )

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