The Wayfarer

For the seeker or the merely curious

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Practices Additional prayers

Five Thousand Angels Having Marks of Distinction - Qasidah

On the 6th of April 2011, Maulana Shaykh Nazim instructed all mureeds to get a copy of Qul Ya Azim, and read or sing this Qasidah at least three times daily, either before or after azan.

You can hear this very important talk and opening our most beloved Sheikh Nazim gave in the presence of Shaykh Hisham effendi on our sheikh's website. It contains most beautiful explanations, advice and warnings.

You can also hear the "Qul Ya Azim" qasidah which was recited at Raj Ashman's home with Sheikh Adnan:

Download the qasida here.

The qasidah is attached as a PDF file for you to print. It includes the Arabic with transliteration and an English translation taken from
FileFile size
Download this file (Qul-ya-azeem-English.pdf)Qul Ya Azim136 Kb

Al Madha - Spanish Nasheed Praising the Holy Prophet

Nasheed (Arabic: singular نشيد Nasheed, plural أناشيد Anaasheed; also spelt Nasyid in Malaysia and Indonesia; ilahi in Turkish; Naat in Pakistan), is Islamic vocal music that is either sung a cappella or accompanied by percussion instruments such as the daff.

Anasheeds are popular throughout the Islamic world. The material and lyrics of anasheed usually make reference to Islamic beliefs, history and religion.

AlMadha is a well-known song in the genre of 'Almadha' poems, sung in praise of the Holy Prophet by Spanish Muslims during the age of the Inquisition.

FileFile size
Download this file (Almadha.pdf)AlMadha - Spanish Nasheed Praising the Holy Prophet30 Kb


E-mail Print PDF

It is narrated that the Holy Prophet (S.A.) admonished his uncle Hazrat Abbas R.A. to perform the Salat-u-Tasabih and said that the prayer was virtuous and that in performing it all his sin past, present, small, great, new and old would be forgiven. Insha’Allah.


A prayer by Imam Al Ghazali trans. by Sh Seraj Hendricks

E-mail Print PDF


O Allah, of Grace I ask You its perfection;

and of protection its duration;

and of mercy its completion;

and of health its attainment.


Salaat ul Mashishiyyah

E-mail Print PDF

Salaat ul Mashishiyyah caligraphySalaat ul Mashishiyyah was composed about 900 years ago by Abdus-Salaam ibn Mashish, the "father of the Shadhilli tariqat" whose only murid, Sheikh Abu'lHasan as-Shadhilli founded the tariqat in Morocco.

The ar-Ruh al-Mohammedi, or 'Mohammedian Spirit', instilled by ibn Mashish is passed down the line in the wazifa of the Shadhillia tariqat. The Dala'il Khayrat, was inspired by this same spirit, and is a part of the Naqshbandi daily wazifa. It was composed by Sheikh Muhammad ibn Suleyman al-Jazuli, who was a murid of Sheikh Abu'l-Hasan As-Shadhilli, but the essence of these litanies and praises upon the Prophet s.a. stream down from salaat ul-Mashishiyyah.

Ibn Mashish is the premier sufi of the Maghreb, and his simple maqam on top of Jabal 'Alam (Flag Mountain) in the Rif mountains, is the first place to visit when making ziyara in Morocco.


Evidence about prayer-beads in Islam

E-mail Print PDF


Arabic: masbaha, subha, tasbih

It has been suggested by orientalists and by some Muslims reiterating their arguments that the use of prayer beads started in Hinduism and was carried over into Buddhism.



RSS Syndicator

Click on the RSS button or link to setup an RSS feed link in your browser. This will show the 10 latest articles on the site without the need to visit the site itself

Events calendar

September 2018 October 2018
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30