AL-KHALWA IN THE KASNAZANI TARIQA|
|Al-Khalwa enables the Mureed to be close to God ; in the Qudsi Hadith we read (I am close to whoever remembers Me).|
The Mureed must be guided by the Sheikh to lead him to the right way and make him aware of the basic obligations.
Concerning food , the Mureed must follow the steps already mentioned in the previous section.
Note : after the sunset prayer , the Mureed must repeat the word , Ye , the most informed one hundred transparent a day wile he is starting , and then repeat other requirements , and must walk one hundred steps and says (Peace be upon you , Ye , Messenger of Allah one hundred transparent a day .
Sitting in his Khalwa the Mureed sits as if he prays and he can sit the way he likes if he gets tired to have rest only , and then starts repeating (Awrad) by complete involvement with God.
This is what Sheikh Ismail Alwilyani recommended . If it is not obligatory . It lasts for one hundred and twenty days divided into three stages ; each of forty days similar to the Kasnazani way in terms of food and worship with exception of Remembrance which is like the following :
- Repeating (the only God is Allah’ seventy thousand transparent for forty days .
- Repeating (Allah) seventy thousand transparent a day for the second forty days .
- Repeating (He) seventy thousand transparent for the last forty days .
This is to achieve close intimacy with God away from any secular obsessions .