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Tariqa Tidjaniya

Question
He who heard the call to prayer (Azan) of Subh prayer and so thought that it was dawn, prayed Salat Subh and performed his lazim (wird) but then realized that actually he had performed his Subh prayer before dawn (before the legal time of Fajr and Subh prayer), does he need to do the recitation of the wird again after having repeated the prayer?

Answer
Yes, he has to repeat his prayer as well as his lazim after dawn because it is rendered nul and void having being accomplished before the legal hour, in the same way the wird (lazim) is rendered nul and void because it has not been performed with the intention to preempt Salat Fajr but with the intention of performing it after Subh prayer. As Salat Subh is canceled, the same applies for the wird that follows it. (According to Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
Some people claim that is not advisable to perform the wird both at sunrise and sunset, is this right?

Answer
This claim is but a joke by Satan. You can evoke your lazim both before sunrise and before sunset.

“So turn away from whoever turns his back on Our message […]” (Surate 53 The Star, verse 29)

“And if you obey most of those upon the earth, they will mislead you from the way of Allah […]” (Surate The Cattle, verse 116) (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
For he who has prayed the Asr prayer alone and then has accomplished the lazim, and then who, going about his daily business, hears the Iqama (the call indicating the imminent beginning of the prayer) and so performs the prayer of Asr in congregation, is his lazim still valid.

Answer
Yes his lazim is valid and he does not need to repeat it (to do it again). (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
Some people say that if a person has only been able to perform his evening lazim after Salat Isha, he should first accomplish Shaf’ and Witr before performing it, is this right? And is it authorized to perform the morning lazim before having accomplished Shaf’ and Witr?

Answer
Performing lazim before Shaf’ and Witr is authorized, he who criticizes is wrong. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
Is there any order of preference, what should we perform first: the lazim or the wazifa?

Answer
No there is not. We start by either. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
What is the rule for someone who has started his lazim and then a group comes and begins the wazifa- if he continues his lazim, he will not be able to join them in time- what should he do?

Answer
It is stipulated in the book “Shahadata-l-Jani” by Sidi Abdrahman Shinguitti (may ALLAH be pleased with him): He should remember the number already accomplished in his lazim, then he should join the group to recite the wazifa with them. After having finished the wazifa, he should complete what was lacking of his lazim. (Both Sheikh Hajjouji and Sheikh Omar Foutiyou have the same opinion)

 

Question
What about if someone is performing Lazim and he puffs and blows, does this invalidate the lazim like the Salat ? What about if someone sneezes and praises ALLAH using the formula “El Hamdulillah” and so someone tells him: “YarhamukAllah” should he reply or not? What about if someone is reciting, and a pain causes him to groan a little or a lot, deliberately or involuntarily?

Answer
The lazim remains valid for the person who puffs and blows and similarly for the person who answers “YarhamukAllah”, or the person who groans in pain, because the moaning of the sick is one of the names of ALLAH. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
If a person is performing his lazim when a group of brothers comes to sit near him and begins the recitation of the wazifa, and he interrupts his lazim involuntarily and joins the recitation of the wazifa until the end, what should he do?

Answer
He should begin his lazim again from the begining. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
If a person begins his lazim and a group enters and starts to perform the wazifa, then when the group reaches salatoul fatihi, he (who has also reached salatoul Fatihi) recites with them, based on the intention for the lazim, and without changing places, is his lazim valid?

Answer
His lazim is valid, but we should consider, on one hand that lazim is not performed outloud, and on the other hand that one should isolate oneself for the lazim, far from any noise. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
He who has accomplished his Subh alone and began his lazim and then during the recitation of his lazim, a group arrives to pray the Subh so he joins them, should he start from the beginning his lazim or should he take up where he left off (should he start where he has stopped) after finishing his Subh prayer?

Answer
He should repeat the Subh in congregation and then take up his lazim where he left off (start where he has stopped). There is no need to start from the beginning. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
He who breaks his ablutions during his lazim, should he take up where he left off (after having performed his ablutions again)?

Answer
No, he cannot. He has to start again from scratch. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
He who invalidates his ablutions at the moment of the recitation of the verse “Inna-l-Laha wa-mala-i-katahu yusalluna ‘ala-n Nabiyy…” (in the closing part), should he renew his ablutions and start again from the beginning?

Answer
No he should not repeat his lazim (or wazifa) because the closing section is not part of the pillars (neither included in the pillars of the lazim, nor in the pillars of the wazifa). So if the pillars are valid, then everything is valid. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
Should the disciples evoke their lazim or wazifa if they are in a place (for example on a carpet or a mat) which might be soiled (najas), or is it necessary to be sure of the state of purity?

Answer
The place or the clothes whose state of purity is unsure should be considered a pure, except for djawharatul kamal which cannot be recited in place or with clothes whose purity is doubtful. So, they can pray and evoke by replacing the djawharatul kamal by salatoul fatihi. (According to Al- El Ira-at by Hajj Hassan Ba’qili)

 

Question
If a person performs tayamum for the accomplishment of the wird and then before he has finished it, it is time to perform the obligatory prayer for which he is going to perform another tayamum, when he finishes the prayer, should he perfom again another tayamum before picking up his lazim where he had left off.

Answer
He picks up his lazim where he left off without the need to perform another tayamum. See also Question 33. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
If somebody lets blood during his lazim, should he continue or interrupt it?

Answer
He should wash the blood (without speaking) and then he can resume where he left off. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
If a person pronounces the word “Aaah!” by mistake, then how does it affect the validity of the orations?

Answer
It is stipulated in the book “al-Kawkab al-wahhaj” that if someone pronounces the word “Aaah!” through necessity or by mistake, no reparation is due. However if it is done deliberately then his wazifa or lazim are canceled on account of entertainment. (Soukeïrij)

 

Question
If a person is reciting his lazim and somebody else is praying beside him, should he answer his Salam (concluding the prayer)?

Answer
No, he does not need to answer his Salam. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
What about the recitation of the lazim side by side with the recitation of the daily hizb of the Quran (daily out loud recitation of a part of the Quran in assembly)? And should he who sneezes say secretly the formula of praise?

Answer
We should not recite the lazim and the wazifa during the recitation of the scheduled hizb. “So when the Quran is recited, then listen to it and pay attention (…)” (Surat 07 Al-A'raf (The Heights), verse 204) We should choose carefully the moment for the accomplishment of the lazim and the wazifa. Likewise, it is inappropriate to perform the lazim in the mosque when it is noisy.

He who sneezes during the lazim should pronounce the formula of praise and he who hears it should pray for him saying: “Yarhamukallah” (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
If a person is performing lazim or wazifa alone, and someone nearby says the name of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), can he pray upon him?

And in the same way, should he say the formula “Nafa‘ana l-Lahu bihi” (for example) for Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) when his name is evoked?

Answer
If a person is performing lazim and he hears the name of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), there is no harm in praying on him, considering the well-known prophetic hadith “The miser is the one in whose presence I am mentioned and he does not send blessings upon me”. And regarding Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret), we should not say “Nafa‘ana l-Lahu bihi” during the accomplishment of the litanies. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
If somebody is forgetful during the performance of his lazim and so does not know what he is doing, what should he do?

Answer
He should base his practice on what he is sure he has done (and after he has finished his lazim, he should recite the formula “astaghfiroullah” a hundred times to repair any mistakes he may have made), and if he is really unsure of what he has done, he should start from scratch. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
He who offers the reward of his wird to his brother, does he reap also the reward?

Answer
Whoever does an atom's weight of good will see it. However if he wishes to offer the reward should do so with meritorious deeds rather than obligatory ones. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
Is it authorized for a woman who is carrying her child on her back to pray and to recite the litanies (of the Tariqa Tidjaniya)?

Answer
Because of necessity (darura), a woman is allowed to carry her baby whilst praying and evoking her wird. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
Can a person recite his litanies, by day or by night, whilst his wife is washing herself in the same room and they are only separated by a curtain, or even not at all? Can a person recite his wird if she is lying beside him?

Answer
There is no restriction for he who is performing his wird and whose wife is in the same room as him whether she is awake or asleep. (Sheikh an-Nazifi)

 

Question
Is it preferable to perform Lazim in the same place where we have accomplished wazifa or is it better to change location?

Answer
If you are not disturbed by the presence of your brothers or by their activity, it is possible to perform Lazim there, otherwise it is preferable to change places because the most important thing is to prioritize the state of Presence and that which facilitates it. (According to Sidi Muhammad ibn Hasan Jakani)

 

Question
What is the rule for he who adds the formula requesting forgiveness of the wadhifa “al-lazi la ilaha…” to the formula of the lazim “Astaghfiru-l-Lah”, or the contratry?

Answer
He who replaces the formula requesting forgiveness of the lazim by that of the wazifa, or the contrary, if it is done deliberately then they are rendered nul and void on grounds of entertainment. However if it is done by omission or ignorance or by mistake, his adoration is based on his intention and so at the end, after having performed the adequate formulas, he would repair by reciting “Astaghfiru-l-Lah” a hundred times. (According to Al- El Ira-at by Hajj Hassan Ba’qili)

 

Question
Is it possible to bring forward the evening lazim?

Answer
Yes it is possible to bring forward the evening lazim only if the three following conditions are present: 

1- The evening lazim can only be brought forward in order to precede Fajr (dawn) – in the same way that we would bring forward the morning lazim, that is to say during the preceding night and never before the Asr of the same day. 

2- It can only be brought forward in the case of an impediment which covers the whole preferential period of time for the accomplishment of the evening lazim (that is to say between Asar and Isha). However, if the obstacle in question is lifted during this preferential time, the evening lazim that you had brought forward before dawn would still be valid. 

3- The order of accomplishment of the lazim should be respected: that is to say, first bring forward the morning lazim and then it is possible to bring forward the evening lazim. 

If the three above conditions are not met, then the lazim that had been brought forward would not be valid. 

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