Book Name:Seerat e Data Ali Hajveri

§  Whenever you visit a holy shrine, approach the blessed grave from       the feet side and stand in front of the face at a distance of at least       four feet and present greetings in a medium voice in this way:              اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيۡكَ يَا سَيِّدِيۡ وَرَحۡـمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهٗ, then recite Durood-e-Ghausiyyah 3 times, Surah Al-Fatihah once, Ayat-tul-Kursi once, Surah  Al-Ikhlas seven times, Durood-e-Ghausiyyah seven times, and if time permits, recite Surah Yaseen and Surah Al-Mulk as well, and then make Du’a in the court of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ in the following way: ‘O Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! Grant me the reward of this recitation according to your generosity, not according to my actions, and send it as a gift from me to this accepted person.’

Then make Du’a for any permissible desire you may have, presenting the blessed soul of that saint belong to the shrine, in the court of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ as a Wasilah (intermediary). Then present your greetings again as above and return. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 9, pp. 522)

Precautions for distributing Niyaz

Dear Islamic brothers! It is normally seen that Niyaz is distributed at the shrines of saints; this is also a way of making Isal-e-Sawab to the saint belong to the shrine. Certainly, there is great excellence for distributing Niyaz, etc. for the pleasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. A’la Hadrat رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه in Fatawa Razawiyyah, volume 24, page 521, has mentioned: To distribute Langer (give food) are good deeds and causes of rewards. It is stated in a blessed Hadees: The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said:


اِنَّ اللّٰه عَزَّوَجَلَّ يُبَاهِيۡ مَلٰئِكَتَهٗ بِالَّذِيۡنَ يُطۡعِمُوۡنَ الطَّعَامَ مِنۡ عَبِيۡدِه

i.e. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ displays pride of His bondsmen upon the angels who give food to people. (Attargheeb Wattarheeb, vol. 2, pp. 38, Hadees 21)


But while distributing Langer (Niyaz) great care should be taken that Langer (Niyaz) should not be disrespected in any way, nor should it be under one’s feet, nor should the floor of the shrine be stained with it. Langer (Niyaz) should be distributed after making Islamic brothers sit or making them form a