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AWRÂD - اوراد


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

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

Awrâd is the plural of wird.


The Qur'an gives such joy and loftiness to the rûh of its students that instead of the tasbih with ninety-nine beads, it gives to the hands of its students the particles of ninety-nine ‘âlams displaying the manifestations of the ninety-nine Names of Allah as the beads of a tasbih; it says: "Recite your awrâd with these!" Here, when they recite their awrâd, listen to the students like Shah Jilânî, Rufa'î and Shazalî (ra) who are among the students of the Qur'an! Look! They hold in their hands the chain of particles, the number of drops and the number of breaths of creatures; they recite their awrâd with them. They perform dhikr and tasbîh of Janâb-i Haqq.

The Seventeenth Flash-Fifth Note


Creating new laws concerning ‘ubûdiyyah are bid’ah. As for the bid’ahs, they are rejected since they are opposed to the mystery of اَلْيَوْمَ اَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ1 . But if they are the sort of awrâd, dhikr and methods in the tarîqah, on condition of their origins having taken from the Book and Sunnah and on condition of not opposing or changing established basis and principles of the Sunnah as-Saniyyah, even if they are in different manners and forms, they are not bid’ahs. Yet, some people of ‘ilm included a part of these into bid’ahs, but called them “bid’ah al-hasanah”.2 IImam Rabbânî (ra), the Mujaddid of the Second Millenium, said: "On the ma’nawî journey of the rûh, I saw that words narrated from Ar-Rasûl Al-Akram ‘Alayhissalâtu Wassalâm were luminous and shining with the rays of the Sunnah as-Saniyyah. When I saw brilliant and powerful awrâd and states not narrated from him, there was no such 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, such Sunnah is sufficient for those who seek nûr, there is no need to seek nûr outside them."

Thus, this judgement of such a person, who is a hero of haqiqah and the Sharî’ah, shows that the Sunnah as-Saniyyah is the foundation stone of the happiness of both worlds and the source and origin of all attainment and perfection.

The Eleventh Flash- 8th Subtle Point


1 (Today I have perfected your religion for you...)

2 (Agreeable, good bid’ah) (Tr.)

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