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Rediscovering Mulla 'Ali Al-Qari's al-Hizbul al-Azam

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Rediscovering Mulla 'Ali Al-Qari's al-Hizbul al-Azam

In the rich tapestry of Islamic tradition, the practice of daily supplications holds a revered place, serving as a spiritual lifeline for the faithful. Among the numerous compilations of prayers, one notable work stands out for its profound impact and widespread acceptance within the Muslim community: Mulla 'Ali Qari's esteemed "Al-Hizbul Al-Azam."


Mulla 'Ali Qari, a distinguished Muslim theologian of the 16th century, dedicated his scholarly efforts to gathering prayers from the Holy Quran and Hadith. His compilation is not merely a collection but a well-structured spiritual guide, systematically divided into seven parts corresponding to the days of the week. This division is purposefully designed to facilitate regular recitation, allowing devotees to immerse themselves in prayer each day, thereby seeking the blessings of Almighty Allah. The popularity of this prayer book is such that it has become a part of the daily spiritual rituals for many in the Muslim Ummah, transcending geographical boundaries and cultural differences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The prayers included in this collection are derived from the most sacred sources in Islam—the Quran and the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ or as Divinely inspired supplications directly from Allah (SWT) to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. This divine origin grants these prayers an unparalleled spiritual status, believed to be more readily accepted by Allah (SWT). Mulla 'Ali Qari, in his preface, emphasizes the flexibility of the recitation schedule, accommodating various levels of commitment: daily, weekly, monthly, or even annually, ensuring that every individual can benefit from this spiritual treasure at least once in their lifetime.


The "Al-Hizbul al-Azam" encompasses supplications for a myriad of occasions—seeking protection, forgiveness, success, and closeness to Allah (SWT). Its comprehensive nature covers virtually every aspect of life and the hereafter, making it a spiritual arsenal for the faithful.


The spiritual and aesthetic value of these texts is also noteworthy. For instance, "Al-Hizb al-Azam" (The Supreme Daily Remembrance) is a beautifully organized collection that has been the subject of numerous commentaries, translations, and artistic renditions. The effort to preserve and enhance the text's beauty is evident in the use of the original naskh script by the renowned calligrapher 'Uthman Taha, making the sacred words a pleasure to both read and recite.

To further the appreciate al-Hizb Al-Azam, we leave you with this beautiful recitation by Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf:


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