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Manzil or Fauz-e-‘Aziim | फ़ौज़-ए-‘अज़ीमفَوزِ عَظِیم

بڑی کامیابی، بڑا فائدہ



What is the Origin of the “Manzil”?

By Mawlana Tameem Ahmadi

Edited by Islam Teaching


(Sheikh), I had a question about Manzil; what are its origin and purpose?


The Manzil is popular in the Indian Subcontinent and read as a wazifa and Hirz for protection.

The Kandhlawi family would give a lot of importance to it, and it was a custom of the family to teach it to the women and children. It is helpful for protection from jinns, satanic whisperings, black magic, and all types of calamities.

Hazrat Sheikh ul-Hadith Mawlana Zakariyya al-Kandhlawi’s son, Mawlana Talha حفظه الله, mentioned in the short introduction to one copy of the Manzil, which I have that the Manzil is taken from a Hadith of Mustadrak.

The Hadith is mentioned in the Mustadrak of Hākim (vol.4, p.413):

Ubayy ibn Ka`b رضي الله عنه said: I was with the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم when a bedouin came and said: “O Prophet of Allah, I have a brother who has a problem.”

The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم asked, “And what is his problem?”

The bedouin said, “He has a slight mental derangement.”

The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم told him to bring his brother to him. So the bedouin brought his brother before the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم, so he صلى الله عليه وسلم read over him:

  1. Surat al-Fatiha and the last four verses of Surat al-Baqarah.
  2. Two verses starting from: (2:163)
  3. Ayat al-Kursi
  4. A verse from Surat Āle Imrān: ( 3:18)
  5. Verse from Surat al-A`rāf: (7:54)
  6. Last verse from Surat al-Mu’minūn: (23:116)
  7. A verse from Surat al-Jinn: (72:3)
  8. Ten verses from the beginning of Surat as-Sāffāt (37: 1-10)
  9. Last three verses of Surat al-Hashr (59)
  10. Surat Ikhlas and Mu`awwadhatayn.

And when the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم read this upon him, he got up as if he never had a problem to complain about. (Mustadrak of Hākim (vol.4, p.413)

Imam Hākim says: “Sheikhāin (Bukhari and Muslim) have accepted the narrators of this Hadith, except for Abu Jannab al-Kalbi. But the Hadith is Mahfūz and Sahīh…”

Imam Dhahabi says, “Abu Jannab al-Kalbi: Dāruqutni has said he is da`īf, and the Hadith is munkar.”

And Allah Knows the Best

[Mawlana] Tameem Ahmadi


Note: This article was edited for spelling, grammar, and style.


If so, why these Ayats were the only one’s selected, and when and by whom this was done. Some regard this as Bidah.


The Manzil is compiled by a renowned Muhaddith, Shaykhul Hadith Mawlana
Muhammad Zakariyyah (RA). Such compilations of Du’aas, etc. have also been
compiled by many Ulama in the past, for example, Hizbul A’zam by Mullah Ali
Qari (RA)

The purpose of such compilations to make available to the general Muslims
effective Du’aas and Dhikrs for their daily lives. The Qur’aan and Ahaadith
are replete with orders and encouragements to make Du’aa and Dhikr. The
compilation of the Manzil may be used to fulfil this injunction. It is not
necessary to read the Manzil, therefore, it is incorrect to state that the
reading or reciting of the Manzil is Bid’at.

We wish to advise that the Manzil has proven very effective in removing
black magic and evils from one’s home. We, therefore, strongly encourage
reading the Manzil everyday.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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