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 .
The Book of Attariqa Al-Alia Al-Qadriah Al-Kasnazaniyah -Al-Sheikh Muhammad Al-Kasnazaniy Al-Hussieny.P