OSMANLI NAQSHBANDI SUFI PRACTICE OF SITTING AFTER FAJR UNTIL SUNRISE :
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Followers of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Osmani Sufi Way is expected wake up an hour before Dawn and pray Tahajjud and to sit after Fajr salat (Dawn prayer) until the sunrise time (Ishraq)
One may pray Tahajjud at any time of the late night according to the Fiqh (Jurisprudence) they are following. But the Tariqah recommend to pray Tahajjud early morning before Dawn!
After the Fajr prayer, Murids (disciples) and followers of the path, to remain on the prayer mat and do the prescribed Zikr and recitation of the Holy Quran.
Some confused people consider Zikr after prayers is an innovation. But this article may help others to understand the Sufi practices and it’s validity in the external knowledge of the Sunnah!
Jabir bin Samurah(may Allah be well pleased with him) narrated: “When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah Be upon him) prayed Fajr he would remain seated where he had prayed until the sun had risen.” (Sahih)
Jami At-Tirmidhi 585
Anas bin Malik (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah Be upon him) said: ” Whoever prays Fajr in congregations, then sit remembering Allah until the Sun has risen, then he prays two Rak’ah, then for him is the reward like that of s Hajj and Umrah”. He said:”The Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah Be upon him) said: ‘Complete, complete, complete,.”
~ Jami At-Tirmidhi 586 (Hasan Gharib according to Imam Tirmidhi)
Reference for confused people: According to translators of Jami Tirmidhi this Hadith was graded hasan by Wahabi Al Albani