A few weeks or probably a month ago, Ammar or formely ommii made a thread named Zikr. Unfortuneately at that time i was out of town so couldn't reply anything or answer, so on.Alhamdolillah, I was the one who taught him that type of zikr, but on this forum, ppl discouraged him and now he has stopped.
I would like to make a new thread and start the discussion. I would like to tell about zikr, and then if someone has a question or objection and says its wrong post it and insha Allah i will try to clarify, May Allah help me, Aameen.
Like salah or fasting their is no set way of zikr. Zikr can be in any form, verbal, from heart so on.
Each type of zikr takes its time to have an effect, nothing happens right away.Even saying Allah's name is zikr, but the effect takes a set time to take effect. Till then a person runs away from salah, he doesn't want to follow salah. In many cases he doesn't want to but is forced. He takes salah or any other activity as a force.
This zikr i am talking about is name zikr-e-khufi/qulbi. The zikr by heart.
The way is called pas-en-fas. A persian word meaning guarding every breath.
Like a person needs to go to a physical doctor if he has a problem with his heart. The heart is the point where the Ruh or spirit is. Allah chose the heart for Allah to be in. Allah should be in our heart. But if our spiritual heart is polluted, it is not capable for Allah to be in. That is why when we need to clean our heart we need to go to a spiritual doctor, know as a sheikh ot in urdu, 'peer'. But most spiritual teachers or 'peers' or 'sheikhs' are frauds. They make many followers but ahve nothing. They say that if you work for me you will enter heaven. So people go to them and give him gifts and work for him and he sits their like a king doing nothing! It is very hard to find a correct sheikh or spiritual teacher. Alhamdolillah, i found one. A sheikh or spiritual teacher runs a silsilah, or a religious group of which he is incharge.
He takes care of it. THeir are many silsilahs which have different ways of doing zikr, most do it with their mouth saying with their toungue. This way of saying with toungue takes a long time to take effect, but later on when a person gets strong enough then they teach that person the way of zikr by heart. DOing zikr by heart is other silsilah's last step, because the sheikh or spiritual teacher is not strong enough to handle them. But Alhamdolillah, i found the silsilah which is so strong, it can teach any person and their first step is to teach zikr by heart, and then after it the lesson goes on and on. 'Tassawuf' doesn't end. This silsilah i am in is Silsilah Naqshbandi Awaisia or Silsilah Naqshbandia Owaisiah(spelling difference only).
THe people of silsilsah naqshbandi awaisi are known as al-ikhwan. Al-Ikhwan is just a phrase given to them.
This zikr is very strong and can change a person within a months, weeks, or even days. It all depend on how much force does he do zikr with.
The method of zikr is very simple. If you ask that how does it chenge. The only thing we can say is. Please try it yourself for at least a month, and do zikr with force, you will find out for yourslef.
My and Silsilah Naqshbandi Awaisia's Spiritual teacher or sheikh is
~'Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Akram Awan'~
To view way fo zikr and other information, please visit the following sites:
To listen to biyans in urdu by Sheikh-ul-Mukaram Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Akram please visit:
If their are any questions about zikr, or any thing you thing is wrong , or if way of zikr is not clear, please post. Insha Allah i will try to clarify.