The Wird of Imam Al-Nawawi

A wird is a litany – something recited on a regular basis. The Islamic tradition is full of various awrad (plural of wird) and they are composed of Quranic verses, traditional thikr, and dua.  One of the most famous ones, and my current personal favorite, is the wird of Imam Nawawi.  It’s not too long, and I love that it encompasses not just oneself, but family & friends, in its requests for protection and blessings.

Here are some useful resources for getting started with the wird. It’s recommended to say morning and evening.

Arabic, transliteration, and English translation


Background info about it