Naqshbandi Principle: Awareness of Numbers (Wuquf e Adadi)

Bismillahi Rahmani RaheemAl-Ahad-Allah-Name

Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

Madad Ya Al Haqqani Madad Ya Sahibu Saif, Madad Ya Ambiya Wa Awliya Allah

There are eight Naqshbandi Principles formulated by the Imam  of the Khwajagan (early Naqshabndi Silsila) order , Hazret Shaykh Abdul Khaliq Ghujdavani (Q.S) and three other principles formulated by the Imam of the Tariqah Khwajah Muhammad Baha’uddin Naqshbandi Al-Uwaisi Al-Bukhari (Q.S).

They are:

1-Hosh Dar Dam (Awareness of breath), 2-Nazar Bar Qadam (Watching the step), 3-Safar dar Watan (Journey in the Spiritual Path) , 4-Khalwat Dar Anjuman (Solitude in the Society) , 5-Yad Kard (Reminding outwardly and inwardly of God’s Name), 6-Baz Gasht (return to the responsibilities of a person according to  Shari’ah after performing pure Zikr), 7-Concentration on God (Yaddasht), 8-Nigadasht (Guarding one’s spiritual state) 

Other three Principles taught by Khwajah Shah Baha’uddin Naqshbandi (Q.S) as an additional three methods of training the students were:

9-Awareness of time (Wuquf E Zamani), 10-Counting the Zikr repetitions (Wuquf e Adadi), 11-Constant Attachment of Heart to God (Wuquf E Qalbi)

In this article I am inspired to write about:Awareness of Numbers (Wuquf e Adadi)

Counting the Zikr for Awareness of Numbers (Wuquf e Adadi):

Awareness of the Number means to prepare the heart to reach in the perfection of remembering “Al Ahad-the One”

“Awareness of numbers” means that the Murid (Seeker), while reciting Zikr (Wird) should count his Zikr and follow up according to the order of precedence (Thartheeb). It is the traditional example taught by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). All prayers, including ritual prayers ,formal prayers , voluntary prayers, and voluntary remembrance of God (Zikr) all practiced on certain numbers. You cannot say: I am praying four raka (Circle) Maghrib prayer, because you feel more attachment to God today!, you can only pray three raka for Maghrib, but if you still like to pray you need to follow the numbers and rows allowed for each prayer.

Counting Zikr is part of disciplining the heart and mind and to be focused on what is required in the time. This will help heart to focus on the Zikr and the One who purify the seeker who Sit’s in the Adkaar -the One and Only Allah Almighty.

Khwajah Baha’uddin Naqshbandi (Q.S) said: “Focusing on the number of Zikr is the first step in the field of acquiring spiritual knowledge!”

The daily spiritual practice (Awrad) are set up in three orders. First: it is to make intention to do Zikr, the intention also include the days of spiritual retreat (Khalwat or Riyada) and one should observe the number of days second, it has certain number to be recited.Third is the step by step order (thartheeb), and the Zikr has to be recited in this order.

The Sufi orders ,especially Naqshbandiyya are known for forty days retreat .

Allah says: 2:203 And remember Allah during [specific] numbered days.

The Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam says: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah has ninety-nine Names, i.e., one hundred minus one, and whoever believes in their meanings and acts accordingly, will enter Paradise; and Allah is Witr (one) and loves ‘the Witr’ (i.e.,odd numbers).  (Book #75, Hadith #419)

This are the mysteries of keeping a special numbers  for each Zikr.

The Quran gives examples that the Prophets were sent for 40 days retreat, three days seclusion and or isolation/ signs etc to equip them to receive certain divine blessings.

The numbers have a spiritual energy and a value. We can see how the digital electronics and satellite are working.

Only number that exist is Number One (1), rest remain as “Zero (0) , it is the one that give value to Zero. One manifest in Zero in various levels and equations and bring the miracles. Digital technology is based on 1 and 0.

When a person recite 100 la ilaha illa Allah it brings a value in the spiritual energy and make a positive effect in the Soul of the person who recite the Zikr.

When a person use computer , he put A to Z words and 1 to 0 numbers and the digital technology read it as Zero and One (0 and 1) mode, which then reverted and displayed in the screen in an understandable words.

The Awliya Allah were known the miraculous powers of Numbers and the essential way of arranging Zikr in numbers and order.

Counting the Zikr repetition is part of proper manner in the tariqah (Spiritual Way). One who does Zikr without counting it falls into heedless stations.  Conscious breathing and consciousness of numbers are essential parts for a follower to progress in this way.

if a person misses the Zikr, he must do as soon as he is able to do it. The Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) says: “Whoever misses any part of Wird (essential supplications) or portion (of reciting Quran) at night, and reads it between Fajr prayer and Zuhr (noon prayer), it will be as if he read it all night” (Sahih Muslim 747, Musnab Ahmad 377-Chapter Musnad Umar Ibn Khattab) 66-alwahid


The Seeker should count his Zikr in a manner , as if he feels he is sitting in the presence of Allah the Mighty and Sublime!.

Because every action begin with intention (Niyyah)and rewarded according to the Sincerity.  Counting Zikr is part of attentiveness to engage with it completely and to disregard other things and to guard heart from falling to heedlessness.

Quran 54.52. And everything that they did exists (recorded) in (their) notebooks (of deeds):

Quran 72:28 “This is to ascertain that they have delivered their Lord’s messages. He is fully aware of what they have. He has counted the numbers of everything”

Imam Malik narrates in his Muwatta: Yahya related to me from Malik from Abu’z Zinad from al-Araj from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “By the One in Whose hand my self is, the smell of the breath of a man fasting is better with Allah than the scent of musk.’ He leaves his desires and his food and drink for My sake. Fasting is for Me and I reward it. Every good action is rewarded by ten times its kind, up to seven hundred times, except fasting, which is for Me, and I reward it.’ ”  (Book 18, Hadith 18.22.58)

Counting of special days: Narrated ‘Aisha(R.A): Allah’s Apostle (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said, “Search for the Night of Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan.”  (Sahih Bukhari,Book 32, Hadith 234)

Example:Imagine if a treasury gate is left opened , and so many people coming in, the watchman is not there to count and regulate the people and to safeguard other than the appointed people entering in it. What will happen? So robbers will enter in the treasury and steal the wealth. But if there is a guard near the gate, and he is recording who is entering inside the treasury and keeping a record , that time he is making sure the right people have come inside and the correct duties are undertaken there.

Therefore awareness of numbers and counting the Zikr repetition eventually make a seeker to safeguard his heart from everything other than his Creator.  He will observe what is coming in to his heart and he regulate the flows that is coming into the heart.  By counting one does not over burden himself, this is how a Seeker benefit from Counting the Number and keeping awareness of the Zikr he is doing. It has been narrated in Hadiths that the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam, instructed Sahaba with specific number of Zikr for different occasions.

This is only an introductory note , by following a true Shaykh, one may reach further inner understanding of the methods and Sufi principles .
Wa salamun alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aaalameen

by: Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani

Everything is fake except one
Everything is falsehood except One (Hadith)

Strive to Become a Best Servant of Allah-Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani


Be the Best Servant You Can Be – to Allah Almighty !!

Audhu bi-llahi mina shaitani rajim,
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim,
la haula wa la quwatta illa bi-llahi-l ‘Aliyu-l ‘Azim…
By the name of Allah Almighty, most Merciful, most Beneficent and most Magnificent.

Glory be to Allah, Subhan Allah, Sultan Allah- (the) real Sultanate (is) for Allah only and He is Sultan, everything belongs to Him… Everything is from His creation, He (is) creating (everything), bringing (it) from unknown worlds and sending (it) to other unknown worlds and (these) worlds also belong to Him.

An appearance on (a) mirror, or better than (a) mirror we may say (about the) screen of a TV. You may look and see on the screen of a TV (things) from East to West, from North to South, so many countries, oceans, mountains, jungles, animals, and unknown areas, different colours of people and everyone (is) just appearing in his private or special looking. You can’t find a person to be similar to a second one. (For) everyone (Allah Almighty) is using two eyes, one nose, one mouth, two ears, one head, one face. And (through) these elements (that He is) using-eyes, nose, mouth and ears- (the faces of people are coming to be) in countless appearances. How many people (there are): their nose is going to be different, their eyes may be different, their ears may be different, their mouth may be different; and then (you are) looking (and seeing that it is) going to be (a) different face, Allahu akbar!

Do you think a painter, an artist that (is) painting, (he) may be able to paint more than we can say 7o (different) faces? 7o different faces do you think he may paint? It is difficult. Perhaps seven faces he may paint, then he is going to wonder for the eighth face or wondering how he may do another painting for ten (different faces) or more. (It is) so difficult! That is the meaning that man’s capacity, ability is going to be nothing, but Allah Almighty’s Power (is) bringing millions and billions (of) people not to be similar. Each one (is) in another shape, form or design. He is ‘Musawwir’, that means, Designer. He is Designer and endless, countless designs He may do, Allahu akbar!

The Power of Allah Almighty and His Ability or Capacity (is) to do everything. He is not in need to think for designing, no. You must think and then you may draw, you may make a design. But He Almighty Allah is doing everything by His Order. What is His Order, to say: “Be!” When He is ordering for being something and saying: “Be”, that must appear. If He is saying: “Don’t be”, then everything is going to disappear. And He is Designer with His unlimited Power.

He is designing daily (the) lives of people. How many billions of people living on earth now, on world, worldwide continents, worldwide oceans and countless creatures on it, and the design of this world today is not similar or same that was yesterday. No, that design (is) just finished, coming today another design. (And) designs with countless activities, actings, works, appearances, today (are) never going to be similar to yesterdays design, no. Today’s works (are) just 1oo % different; (there is) no way to keep something from yesterday as it is today, no, (it) just passed away, and tomorrow (is also) coming another appearance of creation or designing on earth that is not going to be same as todays, no, everything is changing. And you are looking in TV so many things passing, going, passing, going – coming and going.

I was looking TV first time coming to Cyprus. First time people were looking that big box and appearing (in it) so many things, (and) one peasant was getting up and going (to the) back(side of the TV) and looking (if) anyone (is) behind it…”Where is this that person? Not inside!” “Inside.” “But I am not seeing.” I am saying: “That is closed”… People were thinking that someone is inside. Now everyone (is) knowing that (that) screen is bring so many countless appearances and when you are closing that one, making (it) off, nothing is coming in appearance.

And, Subhanallah- Allah Almighty (is) giving an authority to man to use one power – electricity. If this is not running in it, nothing is going to appear. And we also have much more perfection. This TV is (a) man made instrument; we are making it. Allah Almighty is giving a power to man for using, some authority from this nature (and) that is electricity. The life of 21st century’s technology (is) on this power, electricity, that no one (is) knowing what it is. If (there is) running something from one (side to the other and) what is running, they are not knowing. If they are saying this beyond moving, not moving must be taken away? This (which is) never ending running, (this) something in it, that is (a) secret power that Allah Almighty just granted man to use for his benefit. But Shaitan (is) making man not to use (it) for their benefit but to use (it) to harm someones, other ones. Whole technology is only used for Shaitanic purposes. Everywhere technology (is) asking much more power from electricity to destroy and to kill and to do to harm people, because Shaitan (is) teaching them: “You must harm people. Don’t give your benefit to people, but as much as possible harm people!”

That is (the) shaitanic way and Allah Almighty is saying: “ O My servants! Try to give as much as possible your best (and) do your best for everything!” That is heavenly teaching, but Shaitan is saying: “No, try to make everything for harming people, to destroy everything on earth, not to give peace to people. Make them to be in fear!” That is shaitanic and whole religions are coming to make people to be good servants to Allah and good ones to each other. That is (the) summary of heavenly messages that the Lord of Heavens is saying: “Oh My servants- that I am accepting your servanthood in My divinely Presence- try to be excellent servants for Me!” How? What do you think?

If a person is just employed for (the service of) a Sultan or a King – do you think that that person is not trying to do his best for the Sultan? Or (that) he is never taking any care? (No, but) he is trying to make (the) Sultan or King to be much more pleased with him. That is (what) our mentality (is) saying- (so) what about for Allah? For to be the servant of (a) King, an obedient servant of (a) King, those people are asking to continue to do their best for their King or Sultan, to make him pleased with them. I never heard (that) a person (is) doing against this (and) to do his worst, because when he is making his worst, he is going to be kicked out. That is not (what) our mentality or our mind (is) saying (to) us: Be (the) worst one for His service. Never saying! But our mentality is saying: Try to be much more obedient and trustworthy in his royal presence.

What about for Allah that He created you? Why you are not taking care for His servanthood? You think that 21st century people are obedient servants for their Lord or (they are) thinking on it? Never, you can’t find (anyone); only a handful people to be on that way and others (are) saying: “I don’t care. I don’t care for service for divinely service.” “What is your care?” “I am taking care for my teacher who is giving to me PhD, doctor Shaitan.” Shaitan (is) becoming doctor now, PhD. (In the) 21st century Sadanas (is) becoming Doctor. PhD, Masterhood (he is) giving now. Who is following him, (he is) giving to them that diploma, honour, (the) honour to be his best employees, to be (his) best servants. But (really they are) not servants, they are (his) slaves! Slavery is something, and servanthood is something else. Servanthood is giving honour to (a) person, slavery (is) taking honour from people. And Shaitan just made (the) whole nation (of Muhammad sws) through the 21st century to be his slaves and (there is) slavery everywhere; what Shaitan is saying they are following. They are never taking any respect for their Creator, the Lord of Heavens.

What do you think, what is going to be (the future) for these people? And we are speaking on an important point: that from (the) beginning of prophecy Prophets’ teaching is only on two pillars: One (is that they are) calling people to try to be best servants for their Lord, and (the) second (is that they are calling people) to be good ones to each other and to give their best to everyone. As much as possible you must give your best to every creature, even you must not harm anything. We are looking an ant – if you are asking to kill it, it is running away, fearing to be killed. Without harming you are running to kill (it)? And He created that one and it has a private position through creation. Nothing is created for nothing, everything (is) created for something, for some purposes. You can’t say: “Why this is created?” No. You don’t know, but the Creator is knowing and therefore He is creating that.

People (are) on (the) wrong way, they are following shaitanic teachings that (are) saying: “As much as possible harm people, give trouble to them, be trouble makers”, because (the) first troublemaker who was (it)? (The) first troublemaker was Shaitan, Sadanas. When Allah Almighty was ordering: “Bow to Adam” he was saying: “No”, making trouble, making trouble through whole angels. Angels were ashaming (for) what he did in (the) divinely Presence, saying “no”. And (the) first troublemaker Shaitan and every kind of troublemakers are Shaitans, Sadanas. That is shaitanic teaching that is bringing the whole world now on the edge of Hell.

O people! You have been ordered to be from mankind! Keep you honour and your honour is to be best servants in divinely Presence and when you are going to be best servants for the Lord of Heavens (it is) coming on you blessings and (these) blessings (are) giving life to this earth and everything on it. But if you are not giving your servanthood to your Lord, cursing (is) coming and cursing (is) giving harm to everything on earth. May Allah forgive us!

Once S.Musa was passing through a village and (he was) entering and finding a spring running, so cold and sweet water. Just he drank and (he was) making ablution and he was so keen to be there, happy and passing through. Everything (was) green, areas, meadows, people’s faces (were) shining, their animals, cattle so happy, so healthy and so clean weather breathing, Everything (was) okay, he was so happy. He passed.

After a while he was thinking to come and to see once again that village and he came and (he was) looking: “Where is that village? I am coming (to) a wrong place? What happened? But I know that I (was) coming through that same way, (and there is) no any other village in that area. But what happened? (the) spring (is) no more running, (there is) no more water, no more people in it and (all the) trees (are) just dried and everything (is) in ruins! And he was saying: “O my Lord, what happened? You know what happened to such a people here, where they went (and) how their village was destroyed?” And Allah Almighty was answering: “O Musa, it is the same village. But once (there) was coming a person who was never taking any care for My obedience and servanthood. He came and he was drinking from this water and he was entering passing through and my divinely Anger was on him. My divinely Anger and Cursing was coming on that person and (on the) people who were welcoming such a person (and) I was making to dry that spring and to be everything dry. I was taking My blessings for them and cursing was coming on them. This is the same village that you have been here before.”

(And) now- what you are saying? Everyone (is) never taking any care for their Lord’s obedience. Everyone is running away, everyone is thinking only for their Dunya, this life, nothing else. They are never taking care for their Lord’s obedience, they (are) never taking care to be a good servant of Allah Almighty and therefore cursing (is) coming on them. Every time you are looking this TV (you see) explosion, explosion, explosion…people dying, earthquakes, floods, storms and fires and also countless illnesses coming on people, one (is) finishing (and) another one (is) coming, one (is) finishing, (and) another unknown cursing (is) coming on them.

Therefore the way of mankind to be saved from heavenly cursing and to reach heavenly blessings is that they must say: “Our way now is (the) wrong way. We must change this wrong way to right way” or all of them are going to finish. And now just began a cleaning. (It) just began and everyone who is not taking care for their souls to be clean, they should be taken away. Not only (a few): “Ohhh, ten people died, fifteen people died, hundred people died…” – leave that! Even “millions” (are) never going (to be) a real account of people (that are going to) die when (the heavenly) cursing (is) coming now!

I am running to Allah, to His shelter to be sheltered, because billions of people are going to die now. Billions, not millions! From 6 one (is) remaining and 5 (are) going to be taken away. He knows! He knows who is harming people, who is harmful for people and (He is) taking them away. Good ones (are) remaining, bad ones (are) going away…

May Allah forgive us and give us a good understanding for heavenly Messages! It is written also in the Old Testament, (in the) New Testament, in (the) Psalms and finally in the last Message from Heavens, the holy Quran. (They are) saying (the) same point to people: to be good servants, not to be Shaitan’s followers. May Allah forgive us to be in safety!

For the honour of the most honoured one in the divinely Presence, S.Muhammad sws,


~Sultan ul-Awliya, Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani An-Naksibendi (QS) /