The Daily Awrad (Spiritual Practices)
The Awrad of the Initiate (Mubtadi')
a) shahada three times [ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa rasaluh];
b) astaghfirullah 25 times;
c) Fatiha one time with the intention of participating in the blessings sent down with it when it was revealed in Makkah.
d) Ayat Aman ar-rasula (2:285-286).
e) Inshirah (Surat 94) 7 times;
f) Ikhlas (Surat 112) 11 times;
g) Falaq (Surat 113) 1 time;
h) Nas (Surat 114) 1 time;
i) la ilaha illallah 10 times, the last time completing it with Muhammadun Rasulullah.
j) Salawat ash-sharifa 10 times [allahumma alli cala Muhammadin wa `ala ali Muhammadin wa sallim];
k) "ihda'," that is, presenting the reward of the above recitation to the Prophet (s) and to the Shaykhs of the Naqshbandi Tariqat;
l) wrapping it up with Fatiha, with the intention of sharing in the Divine Graces and tajalli which were sent down when it was revealed in Madinah the second time.
m) Dhikr of the Glorious Name 'Allah, Allah' 1500 times;
n) salawat [same as (j)] 100 times; 300 times on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
o) one-thirtieth (juz') of the Qur'an, or instead Ikhlas 100 times;
p) one chapter of Dala'il al-Khairat or instead salawat 100 times.
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