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Dhuhr 12:24 12:45
Asr 14:47 15:15
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Nawafil Salaat for the Month of Shawwal.  (Note: Prayers for the 1st Shawwal, the night of Eid ul Fitr,  are of great importance and reward have been excluded from the narrations below):  

1.Hadhrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) has narrated that during the month of Shawwal if one prayed 12 raka’at salaat, reciting Surah Ikhlas once after Surah Fatiha in each raka’at, and after the prayers recited Kalima Tamjid 70 times and ‘Astaghfirullah wa atubu ilaihi’ 70 times, then a fountain of wisdom will flow from one’s heart and tongue, one will be kept away from the hardships of this world and the hereafter and Allahu ta’ala will forgive the person’s sins, his debts will be paid, he will be awarded a special orchard of 10,000 fruits in Paradise and that person will be given the permission to intercede for 700 persons and take them into Paradise.

2. In another narration, it is stated that should a person during the month prays 8 raka’ats nawafil salaat, in each raka’at after Surah Fatiha, recites Surah Ikhlas 50 times, and then after the prayers recites Subhanallah 70 times, and then recites the following Durood 70 times: Allahumma salli ala Muhammadin Nabi-yil Ummi-yi wa ala aalihi wa ba-rik wasallam; then Allahu ta’ala will make his heart benevolent, open the doors of His Hikma to him, build a big house for him in Heaven and meet his requirements in this world as well. (Risala Fazail Shahoor)

3. Concerning the ritual prayer, salat al-'utaqa' fi Shawwal, of those emancipated (From the fire of Hell) in the month Shawwal, the following is Excerpted from Ghunya al-Talibin li-Tariq al-Haqq , by Sayidduna  Ya Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu)

As for the ritual prayer of those who are emancipated [from the Fire of Hell] in [the month of] Shawwal [salat al-’utaqa’ fi Shawwal], we learn from a traditional report, transmitted [by a chain of reliable authorities, see Isnad below] from Anas ibn Malik  (radi Allahu anhu) , that Allah's Messenger  (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)  once said: 

"If someone performs eight cycles of ritual prayer [8 raka’ats] in the month of Shawwal, either during the night or during the day-reciting in each cycle the Opening Sura of the Book [Surah Fatiha] [one time] and Surah Ikhlas  fifteen times-and if, when he has finished performing his ritual prayer, he glorifies Allah [reciting Subhanallah] seventy times, and invokes Allah's blessing (Durood Sharif) upon the Prophet  (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)  seventy times -- by Him who sent me as a Prophet bearing the Truth [bi'l-Haqqi Nabiyyan], no servant [of the Lord] will perform this ritual prayer, without Allah causing the fountains of wisdom [yanabi’ al-hikma] to well up in his heart, and causing his tongue to speak with wisdom, and showing him both the sickness of this world and the cure for that sickness.

By Him who sent me as a Prophet bearing the Truth [bi'l-Haqqi Nabiyyan], if someone performs this ritual prayer, exactly as I have just described it, that person will not raise his head from his final prostration [sujud] until Allah has granted him forgiveness, and if he dies, he will die as a martyr [shahid] to whom forgiveness has been granted.

Nor will any servant [of the Lord] perform this ritual prayer, in the course of a journey, without Allah making it smooth and easy for him to travel and arrive at his intended destination. If he is burdened with debt, Allah will settle his debt. If he is needy, Allah will satisfy his needs.

By Him who sent me as a Prophet bearing the Truth [bi'l-Haqqi Nabiyyan], no servant [of the Lord] will perform this ritual prayer, without Allah (Exalted is He) granting him -- for every letter [harf] and every verse [aya] [of his Qur’anic recitation] --amakhrafa in the Garden of Paradise."

Someone asked: "And what is this makhrafa, O Messenger of Allah?" So he (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)  went on to explain:

"[The term makhrafa is applied to] orchards in the Garden of Paradise, through which the rider may travel for a hundred years without passing beyond the shade of just one of the trees that grow there."




as provided by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani,(rahmatullah alaihi).  This report was conveyed to us by Shaykh Abu Nasr Muhammad ibn al-Banna’, on the authority of his father, Shaykh Abu ‘Ali ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Abdi'llah ibn al-Banna’, who cited the following chain of transmission [isnad]: Abu ‘Abdi'llah al-Husain ibn ‘Umar al-’Allaf -- Abu 'l-Qasim al-Qadi [the Judge] -- Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Siddiq -- Ya’qub ibn ‘Abd ar-Rahman -- Abu Bakr Ahmad ibn Ja’far al-Marwazi -- ’Ali ibn Ma’ruf -- Muhammad ibn Mahmud -- Yahya ibn Shubaib-Hamid -- Anas [ibn Malik] (may Allah be well pleased with him) -- the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). 


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