A Means for the Devout to the Ratib al-Haddad

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This abridged version captures the heart and essence of Habib 'Alawi's commentary. It explains the nineteen litanies of the Ratib, illustrating the source of each invocation and the benefits with reference to the Qur'an and hadith.

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An abridged commentary of the Ratib of Imam al-Haddad

In this short book, the main part of Habib Alawi's commentary is presented, as he describes it as the heart and essence of the book.

It explains the nineteen litanies of the Ratib al-Haddad, illustrating the source of each invocation and the benefits with references to the Quran and the Hadiths of the Prophet (Peace & blessings be upon him).

It is hoped that this short but valuable translation of the commentary will act as a doorway to the larger translation of the commentary and provide readers with an immediate benefit to its blessings, for all those who are seeking Allah through the greatest of paths; the path of His remembrance.


Translator's Introduction,

  • The Ratib al-Haddad,
    • The Virtues of Surah al-Fatiha,
    • The Virtues of Verse of the Throne, (Ayat al-Kursi),
    • The Virtues of the conclusion of Sura al-Baqarah.
  • The First Dhikr - Tawhid,
  • The Second Dhikr - Transcendent is Allah,
  • The Third Dhikr - Transcendent is Allah by His Own Praise,
  • The Fourth Dhikr - Forgive us and Relent towards us,
  • The Fifth Dhikr - Blessings upon Our Master Muhammad, salla Allahu alayhi wa Sallam,
  • The Sixth Dhikr - I seek Refuge,
  • The Seventh Dhikr - In the Name of Allah Almighty,
  • The Eighth Dhikr - Pleased with Allah & the Prophet, blessings be upon him,
  • The Ninth Dhikr -
    • The Merits of Praise be to Allah,
    • The Merits of 'Good and Evil are by the Will of Allah,'
  • The Tenth Dhikr -
    • Belief in Allah and the Last Day,
    • Repent to Allah Inwardly and Outwardly,
  • The Eleventh Dhikr - Pardon us and erase whatever we may have committed,
  • The Twelfth Dhikr - Make us die upon the Religion of Islam,
  • The Thirteenth Dhikr - Keep us away from the evil of the unjust,
  • The Fourteenth Dhikr - Rectify the affairs of the Muslims,
  • The Fifteenth Dhikr - O' You who Are High and Immense ...and,
  • The Sixteenth Dhikr - O' Reliever of Grief and Distress,
  • The Seventeenth Dhikr - Forgiveness from all the wrongdoing,
  • The Eighteenth Dhikr - There is no God but Allah,
  • The Nineteenth Dhikr - We ask You for Your pleasure and paradise.

The Ratib of Imam 'Abd'Allah bin 'Alawi al-Haddad.

Data sheet
AuthorHabib al-'Alawi bin Ahmad bin Hasan bin 'Abdallah al-Haddad
TranslatorRizwana Sayed
ForewordShaykh Muhammad Sadiq al-Alawi
PublisherSakina Publishing
Year Published2013
Height8.3 Inches
Width5.9 Inches