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Al Wird
(from Warada - recitiation; 
commonly referred to as the refreshment or the watering hole)
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The wird is commonly recited once in the early morning, after the morning prayers, and once in the evening after the evening prayers by all students and followers of this (Shadhili) tariqat (path) and most of the derivative paths of the Shadhiliyya and many others. Its source is from Allah through the Prophet Muhammad to all believers. It consists of 3 sets of 100, and can be recited at any time. 

The three recitations are:
1.  Astaghfirullah Al-Adheem
2. Allahumma Salli `ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Aalihi wa Sallim.
3. Laa ilaaha illa 'llah

they mean:
Astaghfirullah means 
Asta I seek
Ghafir - (the) forgiveness
Ullah - (from or of) Allah
Allah means The One God
The essence of this recitation is the seeking of the reuniting of our mental capacities with the oneness of God that exists and is especially noticeable in out hearts. It can be used on the simplest level for simply seeking forgiveness for great sins and minor mistakes. It is a common word in Arabic simply meaning "excuse me" in ordinary conversation, or used in an extensive version, sometime into the thousands for a meditation balancing, cleansing and expiating the self from major sins and mistakes, but again, the essence is to reunite the wandering self with the true oneness. 

Al-Adheem means the Almighty (There are several books in print describing the ninety-nine divine attributes, or the ninety nine Names.)

Allahumma Salli al Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Aalihi wa Sallim.

Allahumma means "my beloved God,
Salli means "send your prayers upon
`ala means upon
Sayyidina means our beloved (sayyid is an honorific title referring to all the prophets and their bloodline descendants) ina means our
Muhammad means the Most Praiseworthy and is Allah's name for the Prophet 
Wa means and
Aalihi means family
Sallim means to send peace (Ar. Root salaam - peace)
Double consonants are pronounced (i.e. Muham-mad; sal-li; sal-lim)

Laa ilaaha illa 'llah (please read my work on this)  http://www.surrenderworks.com/library/esoterics/kalimah.html
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The interim pieces are
Laa ilaaha illa Hu, al Hayy al Qayuum wa atubu ilaih (once after the first recitation
And Muhammadun Rasulullah (once each after the last two)

Rasul means messenger, ullah means of Allah (God)

Laa ilaaha illa Hu, means there is no god but He
http://www.surrenderworks.com/library/khaniqa/four.html (please use browser 'back' button to return here)

al Hayy means The Living
al Qayuum means The Eternal Support of All Creation
wa atubu ilaih means and I return unto Him

W/love
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