From Maqam of Sayyidina Abdul Khaliq Al Ghujduwani, Uzbekistan
Sayyidina Abdul Khaliq Al Ghujduwani is Imam of Tariqa, Imam of Khatm al Khwajagan. His way is Silent Dhikr, Silent Khatm. Many people are asking, “Why are you not doing Khatm al Khwajagan aloud? You Read Al Fatiha silently, you read Alam Nashrah (Surat As-Sharh) silently, you read everything like this. Why did you change this?” We are not changing this. When Mawlana Sheikh Nazim Qaddas Allahu Sirrahu began before London, he was making silent Dhikr, silent Khatm al Khwajagan every time even in Cyprus, but many people didn’t see this. But when he started to go to London, many new Muslims were coming and they didn’t know anything. And worse than them are the Muslims, who were born Muslims, but their families forgot everything. They can’t say anything, even Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. For this, he was doing that and it continued like this. But he did not order this, it was only temporary in order for people to know this, to learn and to continue.
From now on, it is forbidden for anybody in the whole world to do loud Dhikr. Women or men, everybody must do it silently. Now Alhamdulillah everybody has a phone. They pay too much money for this, and they have everything inside it. If you don’t know, when it is said: “7 times Fatiha”, you can open and read. If you don’t know Alam Nashrah (Surat As-Sharh), you can open and read. They read everything today, [spending] 5 hours on WhatsApp and other nonsense things, but when it comes to the Qur’an, they don’t know.
This order is coming now Alhamdulillah. So this is very important. Whoever does this is not from our way. Whoever does this is out of Mawlana Sheikh Nazim’s and the Silsila’s (chain) way. This is the teaching of the Naqshbandi Tariqah. Who can learn can learn. Who can’t learn, can open and read because he is not in prayer, he can do anything. But for the Dhikr Jahri (vocal Dhikr), after finishing Khatm al Khwajagan, we imitate (Tashabbuh) the 40 Tariqas; so we can do this.
This is very important. It is very powerful to do it with voice. That’s why, Sayyidina Abdul Khaliq Al Ghujduwani was taught by Sayyidina Al Khidr ʿalayhi s-salām to do Dhikr Khafi (silent Dhikr) in his heart. He asked, “How can we do it?” He said, “Go in the water and say this Nafee Esbat: “La Ilaha illa Allah, La Ilaha illa Allah, La Ilaha illa Allah” inside”; [Mawlana points to the heart]. But when you do the Khatm al Khwajagan you must not make it in your heart but by your tongue and silently. Insha’Allah Allah ﷻ accept your Ziyarah, and accept the Dua for all of you. Insha’Allah you came for the sake of Allah ﷻ and for the sake of Awliya’ullah, it will be of more Barakah for you insha’Allah.
Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.
Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani