The Nasim: On Congregating & Supplicating Upon Completion of the Qur’an

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Title: The Nasim: On Congregating & Supplicating Upon Completion of the Qur’an
Author: Sayyid ‘Abd al-Qādir ibn ‘Abd Allāh ibn ‘Alī ibn Shihāb al-Dīn
ISBN: 9781952306303
Publisher: Imam Ghazali Institute


The ‘Nasim’ is a collection of litanies and supplications compiled by Sayyid ‘Abd al-Qadir ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Ali ibn Shihab al-Din, a student of Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz. These litanies have been traditionally recited in Tarim, Yemen, some for over 1000 years, as part of the congregation of the Khatm of the Qur’an.

With this publication of the Nasim, these powerful and ancient supplications are made available throughout the Muslim world. It is hoped that this publication will allow you, your family, and your community to connect with the blessed traditions of Tarim, and through them to the Prophet ﷺ and his family رضي الله عنهم. It is further hoped that this bilingual edition with transliteration will facilitate such a connection, regardless of whether the reader is well-versed in the Arabic language.

This text contains:

  • Foreword by Habib 'Umar bin Hafiz

  • Evidence for Gatherings of the Khatm of the Qur’ān, and its Benefits and Etiquettes

  • The Schedule of the Gathering of the Khatm

  • The Prayer on Completion of the Qur'an from Imam 'Ali Zayn al-'Abidin

  • The Plea for the Fulfilment of Filial Piety (Du'a Birr al-Walidayn) of Ibn Abi'l-Hubb Al-Hadrami

  • Introductory material and footnotes in English

  • Arabic text with English translation and transliteration

In an attempt to unlock the rich eloquence of our master Zayn al-‘Abidin, Sayyid ‘Abd al-Qadir has provided explanatory footnotes that have been retained for the reader of the Arabic text. As for rendering it into English, it was chosen to translate the meanings of the supplications with the aim of keeping the English reader engaged in addressing Allah.

In his foreword, Habib Umar bin Hafiz says,

“Part of connecting oneself to the Truth and to His Messenger is to venerate the noble Qur’an. It (venerating it) is also a cause of increase in the light of faith and certainty, and of purifying the heart of impurities, so that one’s affair and worth may increase before the Most Merciful. Part of venerating the Qur’an, then, is to recite it with excellence, contemplate its meanings and act upon its contents. Also part of venerating it is to cherish its completion, to gather for its completion, and to mark its completion with supplication, humble entreaty and prayer.”

This edition of the Nasim is dedicated to the memory of those killed in the massacre at the mosques of Christchurch, New Zealand. The publishers ask Allah that this work be a gift for the souls of the martyrs and their families.

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