The Hizbul Wiqayah (Ad-Dowrul ‘A’la) of Hadhrat Shaykh Ibn Arabi, Rahimahullah
A Wazeefa for Spiritual Elevation and Protection. The Loftiest Pearl for him who desires Friendship with Allah
“The Loftiest Pearl” [ad-dawr al-a’la], also known as the “Orison of Protection” [hizb al-wiqaya], is a much-loved litany in Sufi circles. Its remarkable power and exalted beauty is widely acknowledged. It is said that whoever reads it with sincerity of heart and utter conviction, while making a specific plea, will have their wish granted. The one who recites this prayer is described as the sun and the moon amongst the stars.
This transcendent litany belongs to the corpus of treasures unveiled by our master and guide who is lovingly revered as the Red Sulphur [al-kibrit al-ahmar], the Spiritual Master par excellence [al-shaikh al-akbar], and the reviver of the community and religion [muhyi-l milla wa-d din]. He is the luminous Muhyi-d Din Muhammad ibn Al-‘Arabi Al-Hatimi Al-Andalusi Al-Ta’i, may Allah sanctify his secret, illuminate his mausoleum, and benefit us in both abodes by his virtue!
In The Name Of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful. May complete Peace, Blessings and Mercy of Allah be upon the Last Prophet of Islam, Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) forever forever. The hizb / prayer described on this post is of great sufi saint Ibn ‘Arabi RA of the 12th century, his great knowledge and wisdom is reflected in every word of his hizb. Hizbul Wiqaya (“Orison of Protection”) is also known as “The Loftiest Pearl” [ad dawral ala] is well known in the sufi world for its remarkable power and exalted beauty. It is said that whoever reads it with sincerity of heart and utter conviction, while making a specific plea, will have their wish granted.
These prayers (salawat, ahzab, awrad) [of ibn ‘Arabi], transmitted from master to disciple, are much more than pious litanies. These are inspired invocations, each structured around a series of Divine Names and Quranic verses each containing several secrets and mysteries.
In al-fuyudat ar-rabbaniyya by Al-Qadiri, Isma’il, the merits and properties of this litany are described as follows: If someone learns it by heart, he will be safe from all earthly and heavenly tribulations, and protected from all satanic afflictions and injuries, as well as those caused by the jinn and humans. It is useful as a shield against disaster and the plague, against the sandstorm, and against sorcery and difficulty in childbearing. It contributes to the solution of knotty problems. It is a firm fortress, a secure refuge, and a trustworthy safeguard against the cunning plots of one’s enemies, and a valuable aid to victory over them, both outwardly and inwardly. This is especially true of someone who is diligent in reciting it after the obligatory dawn prayer [salatu-l fajr]. Obedience will be paid to him from both the higher and the lower reaches of the universe. He will experience the marvels and wonders that result from effectiveness of speech. People will flock toward him, and they will approach him with love, admiration, affection, honour and veneration, because this is one of Allah’s amazing secrets, and one of His extraordinary guarded treasures.
It is strictly necessary, however, at the time of its recitation, for there to be presence of heart, sincerity of intention, and diligent concentration. True benefits reside in true convictions, so you must recognize its worth, for then you will experience its blessed grace and goodness, if Allah (exalted is He) so wills.
The Arabic and English versions of Hizbul Wiqaya has been uploaded for the benefit of all, anyone Inshaallah may use it with good and clean intention to address their needs and problems.