بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

اللهم صل على سيدنا محمد الفاتح لما أغلق والخاتم لما سبق ناصر الحق بالحق والهادي إلى صراطك المستقيم وعلى آله حق قدره ومقداره العظيم

Your questions

Question: How much room exactly do we need for Djawharatul Kamal recitation during the Wazifa?

Recitation of Djawharatu-l-Kamal is subject to conditions. If its conditions are met, then it is obligatory to recite it during the Wazifa. Replacing Djawharatu-l-Kamal by twenty Salatul Fatihi without valid reason invalidates the Wazifa. In the same way, reciting Djawharatu-l-Kamal without fulfilling its conditions invalidates the Wazifa.

Among its conditions : 

The place where the Djawharatu-l-Kamal is performed must be pure and large enough to contain at least six people -- do not take into account the physical persons who are present and the furniture, for example: if 5 people and one chair fill entirely a room, we can do the Djawharatu-l-Kamal in this room. 

If the place is too narrow, for example, it cannot contain more than two or three people, the Djawharatu-l-Kamal must be replaced by twenty Salat Fatihi.

Another example: if the place is large enough and we are only sure that a parcel of its place that can contain two or three people is pure, and so we do not know if the rest of the room is pure or not, then it is compulsory to extend a pure cloth covering the space required for six people. If it is not possible, then we must replace the 12 Djawharatu-l-Kamal by 20 twenty Salatul Fatihi.

Question: Did Shaikh Tidjani, may ALLAH be pleased with him, ordain the recitation of one Juzz of Quran every day?

 

Answer:

In Ifada Ahmediya, it is related that Seidina Ahmed Tidjani (may Allah sanctify his precious secret) said: "He who has memorised the Qur’an must recite at least two parts (one Juz or Hizbayn) per day."

It should be noted that this recommendation was mainly addressed to those who had memorised the entire Qur'an.

Moreover, at the time of Sidi Ahmed Tidjani (may Allah sanctify his precious secret), there was no group reading aloud together of the Qur'an in the blessed Zawiya. It was actually Sidi Hadj Muhammad Guennun who was the first to establish the practice of the Qur'an (Hizbayn) recitation aloud in circles in the Zawiya, seventy-five years after the death of Sidi Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret), in the year 1305 H. There were ten persons responsible for leading and supervising the group recitation. 

And ALLAH, The Glorified, The Exalted knows best. We request His Forgiveness and Mercy.

Question: Is it okay to join the Wazifa or the Friday Hadhra via video conferencing applications e.g. Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype etc. because of the lockdown restrictions due to the Coronavirus? 

Answer:

Jazak ALLAH Khayr for asking. The question is the cure for ignorance.

As is commonly known, it is not valid to perform congregational prayers behind an Imam on TV, radio or video link or to make tawaf remotely via someone on the phone going around the Ka'ba or to perform Salat in congregation with people from different cities and countries from your home for example via Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, Whatsapp or Google Hangouts or any such software.

In the same way, it is not permitted to do the Wazifa or the Haylala in congregation with other people via video-conferencing. The Tidjani Shurufa in Ain Madhi (descendants of both the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and Sheikh Ahmed Tidjani, may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) were saddened to hear that some Tidjani followers have adopted this practice. They strongly warned against the practice of performing the blessed wazifa and haylala in a group via video conferencing applications, stating that this is a deviation that has no basis other than excess ignorance.

Question: Is it true that Friday Haylala used to be performed standing up and moving the body?

 

Answer:

Yes it is. Friday Hadra (Haylala) was performed according to the rules of the Khalwatiya such as rocking the body in time to the rhythm of the evocation as well as standing up, both during Seyyidina’s lifetime and after his death.
Later, seeing so many innovations arising during gatherings, Sidi Muhammad El Kebir (may Allah be pleased with him), who was world Caliph at the time, and his brother Sidi Mahmud (may Allah be pleased with him), the grandsons of Seyyidina (may Allah sanctify his precious secret), sent a letter to the people of Fes instructing them to renounce the rules of the Khalwatiya and just to recite La ilaha illa ALLAH”. This is the way that Haylala is practiced in Fes, in Ain Madhi and elsewhere to this day. 

 

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