Add comment Contents Salatul Fatih Prayer of the Opener , commonly known as Durood Fatih in the subcontinent and Sholawat Fatih in Far East Asia was transmitted by the eminent gnostic and scholar Abu al-Makarim Shaykh Muhammad Shams al-Din ibn Abi al-Hasan al-Bakri, a descendent of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, from whom he inherited the station of supreme truthfulness al-Siddiqiyya and attained the loftiest reaches of mastery in the mystical divine sciences. It is said to have been revealed by Allah to him upon a piece of paper. The prayer is recited by millions of Tijaniyya adherents across the world as part of their daily wird. O Allah, send prayers upon our master Muhammad, the opener of what was closed, and the seal of what had preceded, the helper of the truth by the Truth, and the guide to Your straight path.

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He had spent several years in retreat in Mecca with the intention that ALLAH The Glorified, The Exalted would teach him the formula of prayer upon the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him which brings together all other prayers and their secrets. And thus, this prayer was revealed to him : an angel descended upon him bearing a luminous tablet upon which Salat el Fathi was inscribed.

In order to benefit from the special blessings of Salat el Fathi, two conditions must be met : The first is that authorization should be given by those who have themselves received it. The second is that he who recites this prayer should firmly believe that it comes from Invisible in the same way and that it is not the result of a human composition.

Then the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him ordained me to go back to Salat el Fatihi, so I asked him what its merits were. After lengthy supplication his prayer was granted. An angel came to him with this prayer written on a luminous tablet.

One single Salat el Fatihi is the equivalent to all evocations, all formulas of glorification, all requests for pardon, all implorations, big or small, accomplished in the whole universe, multiplied times. The perfection of everything that comes from the Invisible is confirmed, and falls outside of known rules because it does not come from any written composition. Suppose now that we gather together all the rewards of all these communities of all this time.

They would not be equivalent to the reward that comes from the evocation of one single Salat Fatihi. His Grace falls outside of normal circles. The first is that he peace and blessings be upon him knew that it would come at the End of Time and he who should receive it would not appear in his day. The second is that if he had spoken about the immense grace obtained with so few deeds to them, they may ALLAH be pleased with them would have insisted on knowing it given their intense search for good.

But It was not to appear at that time, this is why he did not speak about it to them. Furthermore, knowing the weakness of the people of this era and the chaos and corruption in which they would find themselves, ALLAH had mercy on them and granted them great blessings in exchange for simple deeds.

He saves His Mercy for whom He wants when He wants. We should not say that what the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him told us during his lifetime is not the same as what he transmitted to us after his death. In truth, this two things are similar excepting that what is for the common people is for the common people, and what is for the elite is for the elite.

Then, if you evoke a second time, you will have the rewards equivalent to those that you reaped the first time multiplied by Point to be clarified Question: Is it true that Tidjani practitioners claim that the prayer called Salat Fatihi is superior to reading the noble Quran?

Answer: This affirmation is absolutely wrong. This prominence has two main reasons: 1- Firstly, because the Quran is the very word of the Supreme Being, and thus is superior to all other words. For this category, reading the Quran is above all zikr. The second category includes those who perfectly understand the meaning of the Quran and who, when reading it, are moved to such an extent that they believe that they are hearing the Supreme Being HimSelf dictating it, and whose life is a realization of the Sacred Texts.

The benefits that they gain from reading it are almost the same as those of the first category. The third category includes those who attentively read the noble Quran but do not understand it and who are moved by this reading to the point of believing that they hear The Lord and they scrupulously follow the commandments taught by the Holy Book while inquiring, consequently these people benefit greatly from reading it but not as much as those of the two preceding categories.

Indeed, We have placed over their hearts coverings, lest they understand it, and in their ears deafness. And if you invite them to guidance - they will never be guided, then - ever. He will say, "My Lord, why have you raised me blind while I was [once] seeing? On the other hand, every time they recite the prayer upon the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him , The Lord, the angels and all creation pray upon them 10 times.

Because of this, they have everything to gain by praying upon the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him , and everything to lose by reading the noble Quran. By their intermediary, we request the rain, and it is thanks to them that blessings are obtained, and it is through their invocation that misfortune is repelled.

One good deed is equal to ten good deeds the like of it. This reward is then multiplied by ten for he who recites the Surah Yasin and is inscribed for this person according to the prophetic hadith. The same method applies to Salat el Fatihi, except that, in this case, the reward for the reading of the entire Quran should be multiplied by six thousand. The reading of the Quran takes priority and is required by the revelation. It is therefore strictly forbidden to forsake the recitation of it.

As for the blessings of Salat el Fatihi that we have mentioned, neglecting it is without consequences because it is considered as a meritorious act. If the follower remains in this state and ultimately realizes this, he will have access to complete spiritual annihilation.

Then, he will reach the door of Divine Proximity. They [are the ones who] believe in it. He who turns away from this, has not really read it. Is this not a shameless lie? It is totally false and culpable, as some have tried to make others to believe that Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret would have claimed that the merit of Salat Fatihi is superior to the merit of the Quran and that he would have encouraged his disciples to forsake the recitation of the Divine words.

Seyyidina himself was diligent and very attached to the recitation of the Quran which he has memorized since the age of seven. ALLAH can grant more merits to a certain thing without this meaning that this deed is superior to or can replace another one.

Thus, as we will demonstrate, some have received specificities in certain fields without this necessarily implying that they are superior to those who have not received these specificities. Similarly, with regards to the merits of deeds, some hadiths could emphasize prayer, some of them emphasize combat in the path of ALLAH The Glorified, The Exalted , some of them could emphasize evocation and so on and so forth… In fact everything depends on the context and the situation.

Indeed, when confronting the enemy, Jihad becomes the best deed. Equally, it does not mean that if we have accomplish the deeds mentioned by the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him in the first hadith, we have no need to accomplish the Hajj, nor that the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him encourages us to neglect the accomplishment of the Hajj, because he rewards us for a perfect Hajj and Umra.

Only an ignorant person could come to such conclusion. Then, some people affirmed that it is only allowed to pray upon the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him with the Ibrahimiya prayer, because this is the prayer that he taught to his companions may ALLAH be pleased with them. Likewise, in the hadiths, the instructions concerning the prayer upon the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him are all presented in a general and universal manner.

It is said by the scholars of Oussoul foundation that the basic rule is as follows: everything that is presented as a generality in the Book and the Sunnah should stay that way until its specific aspect has been proved.

In other words, as long as it has not been proved that this instruction can only be obeyed by means of a sole specific formula, then it is permissible to pray upon the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him with any formula.



In English, it goes like this:- O God bless our Master Muhammad pbuh who opened what had been closed, and who is the Seal of what had gone before, he who makes the Truth Victorious by the Truth, the guide to thy straight path, and bless his household as is the due of his immense position and grandeur. A man named Sayyidi Bekri went into khalwa for 40 years, asking Allah to give him the best Salatul-ala Nabiyya. It was written on the wall in light and he was told not to give it to others until the owner of it appeared. Salim means Peace. Mankind is the only thing that needs peace. Salatul Fatih ends with Azeem in the dua. Another reason it is the best and has all those blessings as you described is because it praises The Prophet before the creation of Time and it praises him After creation.


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