On Reading the Khulasah in Congregation

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

Can people gather together to read awrad from the Khulasah?

This is fine. You can arrange a time which is suitable for them all, and if no-one can read Arabic, then reading the English translation is fine.

On Giving Adhkar in the Khulasah to Those Not in the Tariqah

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

Do we have permission to give the adhkar which are contained in the Khulasah to those not connected to the Tariqah?

You can certainly give them adhkar like the Wird al-Latif and any adhkar which are suitable to the state of the person being given them. For instance, someone who has problems with the Ahl al-Sunnah understanding of tawassul should not be given poems which contain tawassul.

On Reconciling Prophetic Mercy with Supplications in Wird al-Sakran

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

How do we reconcile between the mercy that the Prophet showed towards the disbelievers and the supplication that we read in the Wird of Imam Abu Bakr al-Sakran: ‘deflect their gaze and turn it away from us..’? Continue reading On Reconciling Prophetic Mercy with Supplications in Wird al-Sakran

On the Additions at the End of Ratib al-Haddad

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

Are the additions at the end of the Ratib of Imam al-Haddad part of it?

The additions were added by later scholars. They originate from narrations of the Prophet ﷺ. There were originally three fatihahs at the end of the Ratib: the first for al-Faqih al-Muqaddam, the second for the Ba ‘Alawi shaykhs and the Sufis wherever they may be and the third for the Ummah. The rest were added by various scholars.