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Al-Hizb al-A’zam wa ‘l-Wird al-Afkham (Compact Edition)

The Supreme Daily Remembrance and the Noble Litany


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Al-Hizb al-A’zam wa ‘l-Wird al-Afkham (Compact Edition)

The Supreme Daily Remembrance and the Noble Litany

Now a new compact sized black text edition of the highly acclaimed and popular Arabic litany and du’a collection of Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari’s Al-Hizb al-A’zam wa ’l-Wird al-Afkham (The Supreme Daily Remembrance).

This is the full text with all the supplications and not the summarized edition.  It is only compact in size to make it convenient to carry around.


Al-Hizb al-A’zam is a beautifully organized and comprehensive collection of invocations drawn from the Qur’an and Prophetic Sunna. Its wide range leaves uncovered hardly any area of worldly and otherworldly concern, and a complete reading might well put before Allah just about everything one would need in both this life and the next.

This work’s acceptance is plainly visible in the multitudes of devotees who recite it regularly around the world. A lot of attention has been paid to it, from commentaries and translations to abridgements and rearrangements.

Though a number of illuminated copies exist in manuscript, no illuminated edition to our knowledge has yet become available in print. For an important book of prayers such as this, illumination provides an aesthetic touch that pleases the eye and enhances the reader’s spiritual engagement with the text.

No effort has been spared in preparing this edition to bring about immense joy and pleasure for its readers.

  • The typeface used (with minor modifications) was prepared from the original naskh script of the internationally acclaimed Syrian calligrapher ‘Uthman Taha, who is renowned for his beautiful, clear, and easy-to-read hand and who prepared the Madina Mushaf that is printed and read around the world today.
  • Each page is set in twelve lines of text.
  • The openings of the introduction and first section are adorned by headpieces, while the remaining section titles are enclosed in embellished borders.
  • The ninety-nine name of Allah are elegantly featured across a two-page spread.
  • While the basic design emulates the classical Arabic manuscript style, a few modern typographical touches have been added to this edition. In addition to page numbers at the bottom, marginal heads are included to guide the reader. These heads include the number of the section and names of the days in Arabic and English to facilitate easy navigation for non-Arabic speakers. Since the author advises to complete the litany over several days if doing so is not possible each day, each of the seven sections also include halfway markers to break it down further.
  • To facilitate pauses during recitation, punctuation marks have been added within the text. Ornaments are used for verse endings in Qur’anic invocations and for where larger entries can be divided into separate invocations. Commas suggest pauses that fit with the length, rhyme, rhythm, and meaning of each invocation.
  • The text of this edition is primarily based on that of the Indian editions, and has been compared (and emended where deemed necessary) with several manuscripts from around the world
  • To achieve a more balanced division of the seven sections of the book, the Saturday to Tuesday sections follow those found in the majority of manuscripts, while the remaining sections follow the Indian editions.
  • The invocations are fully referenced in an appendix along with a bibliography of the print and manuscript copies used.
  • A traditional license of transmission (ijaza) to the author is included.
  • The front and back covers include the book title in gold foil along with a centre-medallion and author’s name.
  • A ribbon is included to bookmark a page.

Following the faux leather deluxe editions of the book, this is now the smaller pocket-size black and white edition but still in hardback.

A limited number of hand bound genuine leather cover copies with gilded edges were also produced of the illuminated edition. Please email us about these as we have just a few copies remaining.

Review of the illuminated edition

The Al-Hizb al-A‘zam wa ’l-Wird al-Afkham of Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari is, as the name rightly suggests, a supremely beautiful and beneficial litany of supplications from the Qur’an and hadith. It encompasses most, if not all, of the best known and loved prayers of Muslims, divided into convenient 15 to 30 minute sessions for each day of the week. It would be impossible to overstate how important these prayers can be to a person’s devotion life. White Thread Press has now published it in a design and book form that is worthy of its content. I know of no more beautiful book published in the twenty-first century—it is the equal of Nuh Keller’s edition of Dalail al-Khayrat, and TJ Winter’s edition of the Burda.

Professor HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad

Chief Advisor to HM King Abdullah for Religious and Cultural Affairs

This is a book of immense benefit. Every Muslim would greatly benefit from reading and studying it. I have myself started to read it, and all praise is for Allah.

Shaykh Yusuf Abu Sneina

Imam of Masjid al-Aqsa, Jerusalem

Mulla ‘Ali ibn Sultan Muhammad al-Qari

Mulla ‘Ali ibn Sultan Muhammad al-Qari, more popularly known as Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari, was an ascetic, hadith scholar, jurist, theologian, exegete, heresiographer, calligrapher, hajj specialist, philologist, logician and author of what has been hailed as the most comprehensive Arabic commentary on the Mishkat al-Masabih, entitled Mirqat al-Mafatih.

He is also famous for his commentary on Al-Fiqh al-Akbar, called Minah al-Rawd al-Azhar (Gifts of the Blooming Gardens). Qari was born in Herat, Afghanistan, where he received his primary years of Islamic education. Thereafter, he moved to Makka, where he studied under numerous scholars, including Shaykh Ahmad ibn Hajar al-Haytami al-Makki and Qutb al-Din al-Hanafi. He was called Al-Qari, “The Reciter,” because of his mastery of the science of Qur’anic recitation. Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari remained in Makka, where he taught until his death in 1014/1606. His written works include a two-volume commentary on Qadi ‘Iyad’s Al-Shifa’ (The Cure); and a two-volume commentary on Imam Ghazali’s abridgment of the Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences), entitled ‘Ayn al-’Ilm wa Zayn al-Hilm (The Spring of Knowledge and the Adornment of Understanding).

Weight 0.24 kg



Hardcover with foiling




10.5 x 15 cm

Pub. Date:

September 2019

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Great Book! Highly Recommended.

Well structured book, covers a lot of duas. Is split into days to make it easy to cover in a week. Would recommend.


This is an absolutely amazing copy of Mulla Ali al-Qari's Hizb. The quality of it is worth the price and its small size makes it very easy and convenient to carry

Heart cleanser

Mashallah got inspired by the full recital of hizbul azam video of mufti arm so I decided to buy the book now so happy and is part of my daily routine may Allah accept I thank mufti saheb and white thread press for their efforts the book it’ self is clear to follow and print is of high standard and can make a easy travel companion also ideal book to memorise duas if one wishes to do so jazakallah I highly recommend to all

Great effort and contribution

well done shk abd rahman and white thread press for this absolutely wonderful publication. brings to life a 400 year old tradition. nice and easy to read script. may Allah swt reward you immensely for this effort.

Would definitely recommend

A beautiful collection of duas beautifully presented.

Beautiful Gift

I bought this for my daughter as a gift
I was very impressed at the excellent quality of the kitab It very sturdy and yet compact.
Hopefully the beautiful cover will encourage her to read it everyday.
Although it may seem a little pricey to some I would recommend paying that little bit extra you certainly won’t be disappointed.


This book is an amazing simple and easy book full of daily amal to bring in to your life. Iv started it and allhumdurillah I'm already benefiting massively jzk allah may Allah reward the editor ameen


Al-Hizb al-A’zam wa ‘l-Wird al-Afkham (Compact Edition)

Excellent book

Very well bounded and printed. Will buy again.

Compact Edition

I bought the compact edition for my late father who saw my daughter reading from it and asked where she had got it from. He read from it everyday until he passed away this March (May Allah forgive him and grant the highest abode in jannah, Ameen). Although I have a A4 size copy that I used to read from. I now read from my late fathers compact version and I find it easier to hold and take with me if I go anywhere. I love the front cover, makes the book look extra special. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. It doesn’t take long to read each day when it’s read regularly. May Allah reward the author and editor, Ameen.

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