Sayyid Amiruddin

Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.

Re: Ijazah to recite Nad e ‘Ali

Q. Does one need Ijazah to recite Nad e ‘Ali? Do you possess Ijazah to recite it?

A. a). My specific reference in my previous post regarding Nad e ‘Ali was regarding its recital as part of the daily awrad and wadhaif in the Shattariyya Tariqat, as documented by Hadrat Shah Wali Allah Muhaddith ad-Dahlawi, with its silsilat tracing back to the earliest generation of the greats of the Most Distinguished Naqshbandi Tariqat.  For this, to recite the awrad of a silsilat, yes, in my opinion, one should possess Ijazah to recite it.

b). Yes, I received Ijazah to recite Hizb al-Bahr and Dua e-Haydari while I was in the Hijaz, without seeking it out, from Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr al-Siddiqi, who received Ijazah to recite Hizb al-Bahr and Dua e-Haydari from his father Shaykh Hasan al-Siddiqi, who received Ijazah to recite it from his venerable father, Bahr Ul Uloom Allama Mawlana Al Haj Mohammed Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui Qadri (rah).  These Mashaikh are direct descendants of Sayyidina Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr as-Siddiq from the Naqshbandi Golden Chain.

Born in the city of Hyderabad, the venerable Mawlana Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui was the first Dean of the Faculty of Theology at Osmania University, built by H.E.H. the Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan Asaf Jah VII. Additionally, Mawlana Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui was a leading Islamic theologian of the Nizam State, a Qur’anic exegete, a poet, and  a venerated Sufi Saint. His Tafsir of the Holy Qur’an, Tafseer-e-Siddiqui is in six volumes, and is based on the writings of Shaykh al-Akbar Muhiuddin Ibn Arabi.  Mawlana Abdul Qadeer also translated Ibn Arabi’s “Fusus-al-Hikam” into Urdu, and it is included in the curriculum of the University of Punjab, Lahore.

Here is the version of Nad e ‘Ali I received Ijazah in from the line of Bahr Ul Uloom Allama Mawlana Al Haj Mohammed Abdul Qadeer Siddiqui Qadri:


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