Jawharat al-Kamal (Arabic: جوهرة الكمال) was transmitted by the great saint Shaykh Ahmad Tijani, the founder of the Tijaniyya Sufi order, who received the prayer directly from the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Tijaniyya adherents across the world usually recite the prayer twelve times each day as part of their daily wird.
Arabic, Transliteration and Translation
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَىٰ عَيْنِ الرَّحْمَةِ الرَّبَّانِيَّةِ وَاليَاقُوتَةِ المُتَحَقِّقَةِ الْحَائِطَةِ بِمَرْكَزِ الفُهُومِ والمَعَانِي ❁ وَنُورِ الأَكْوَانِ المُتَكَوِّنَةِ الْآدَمِي صَاحِبِ الْحَقِّ الرَّبَّانِي❁ الْبَرْقِ الْأَسْطَعِ بِمُزُونِ الأَرْبَاحِ الْمَالِئَةِ لِكُلِّ مُتَعَرِّضٍ مِنَ الْبُحُورِ وَالْأَوَانِيْ ❁ وَنُورِكَ اللاَّمِعِ الَّذِيْ مَلَأْتَ بِهِ كَوْنَكَ الْحَائِطِ بِأَمْكِنَةِ الْمَكَانِي❁
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَىٰ عَيْنِ الْحَقِّ الَّتِيْ تَتَجَلَّى مِنْهَا عُرُوشُ الْحَقَائِقِ عَيْنِ الْمَعَارِفِ الْأَقْوَمِ صِرَاطِكَ التَّامِّ الْأَسْقَمِ ❁
اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَىٰ طَلْعَةِ الْحَقِّ بِالْحَقِّ الْكَنْزِ الْأَعْظَمِ إِفَاضَتِكَ مِنْكَ إِلَيْكَ إِحَاطَةِ النُّورِ الْمُطَلْسَمِ ❁ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَىٰ آلِهِ صَلاَةً تُعَرِّفُنَا بِهَا إِيَّاهُ ❁
Allāhumma ṣalli wa sallim ʿalā ʿayni r-raḥmati r-rabbāniyyati wa l-yāqūtati l-mutaḥaqqiqati l-ḥā’iṭati bi markazi l-fuhūmi wa l-maʿānī, wa nūri l-akwāni l-mutakawwinati l-ādamī ṣaḥibi l-ḥaqqi r-rabbānī, al-barqi l-asṭaʿi bi muzūni l-arbaḥi l-māli’ati li kulli mutaʿarriḍin mina l-buḥūri wa l-awāni, wa nūrika l-lāmiʿi l-ladhī mala’ta bihi kawnaka l-ḥā’iṭi bi amkinati l-makānī.
Allāhumma ṣalli wa sallim ʿalā ʿayni l-haqqi l-latī tatajallā minhā ʿurūshu l-ḥaqā’iqi ʿayni l-maʿārifi l-aqwami ṣirāṭika t-tāmmi l-asqam.
Allāhumma ṣalli wa sallim ʿalā ṭalʿati l-ḥaqqi bi l-ḥaqqi l-kanzi l-aʿẓamī īfāḍatika minka ilayka iḥāṭati n-nūri l-muṭalsami, ṣalla Llāhu ʿalayhi wa ʿalā ālihī ṣalātan tuʿarrifunā bihā iyyāh.
O Allah, send prayer and peace upon the wellspring of divine mercy and the actualized ruby that contains the focal point of all understandings and meanings, the Adamic light of all constituted creations and possessor of divine Truth, the brightest flash of lightning that comes with profitable rain-clouds that fill every body of water and container ready to receive them, and Your sparkling light by which You filled all Your creation, containing all places.
O Allah, send prayer and peace upon the wellspring of the Truth, from which the thrones of realities become manifest, the source of the most upright knowledges, Your complete and straightest path.
O Allah, send prayer and peace upon the emergence of the Truth by the Truth, the most immense treasure, that which You made to flood out from You to You, the encompassment of cryptic light—may Allah send prayer upon him and his family, a prayer by which You give us knowledge of him.
Jawharat al-Kamal Benefits
Shaykh Ahmad Sukayrij, the author of al-Kawkab al-Wahhaj, said about the Jawharat al-Kamal:
Know that this noble invocation of blessing is equal in content to all the wells of gnosis and secrets. Our master Shaykh Ahmad al- Tijani received it by word of mouth from the venerable Chieftain of Existence ﷺ. He told Shaykh Tijani about some of its excellent merits, including the fact that if someone recites the Jewel (al-Jawhara) twelve times, while fulfilling its preconditions, with the intention of visiting the Messenger, he will be granted the special favour of obtaining the benefit of visiting all the saints.
Its fundamental importance is explained by our master’s saying, “Allah’s Messenger ﷺ gave me an invocation of blessing called the Jewel of Perfection (Jawharat al-Kamal). If someone recites it twelve times, and says, ‘This is a gift from me to you, O Messenger of Allah,’ it is as if he has visited him in his noble garden (rawda), as well as visiting the saints (awliya) of Allah the Exalted and the righteous ones, from the beginning of existence until his own time.” In another version, the narration is recorded as, “until eternity.”
One of its special qualities is that a single recitation of it is equal to the glorification (tasbih) recited three times by the entire universe. Another is that, if someone makes a regular practice of reciting it more than seven times daily, the Prophet ﷺ will love him with a special affection, and he will not die until he becomes a saint (wali). Another is that, if someone recites it seven times or more, the Prophet ﷺ and the four Caliphs, may Allah be well pleased with them, will be in his presence as long as he is remembering it.
When one of the scholars, who was one of our master’s companions, may Allah be pleased with them, came to hear about this, he wished to confirm its reality. So he approached our master and mentioned what he had heard. Shaykh Tijani told him: “By Allah, if you were to remember it constantly throughout your life, without any intermission, the Prophet ﷺ would never separate himself from you in the entire course of your life.”
- The Removal of Confusion: Concerning the Flood of the Saintly Seal Ahmad Al-Tijani — Shaykh al-Islam Ibrahim 'Abd-Allah Niasse.