by Syed Abdul Hafeez Shah

All the Beautiful Names belong to Allah; Call him through them

(alQuran 7:180)

Verily in the Remembrance of Allah do hearts find Peace

(alQuran 13:28)
A'aoozo billahe min ash-shaitaan ar-rajemm 

I seek refuge in Allah from satan, the accursed one 

Bismillah ar Rehmaan ar Raheem 

(I begin) with the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the Most Merciful 

From here onwards recite every part at least 10 times

(with increments of 5, time permitting)
Fa in tawallua, fa qul hasbe Allaho, la ilaha illa hoo, alaihe tawakkalto, wa howa Rabbul Arsh el'Azeem (alQuran 9:129) 

Now, if they turn away (O Muhammad) say: Allah sufficeth me. There is no God save Him. In Him have I put my trust, and He is Lord of the Tremendous Throne. 

Fazkurooni azkurkum, wa-ashkurooli wa la takfaroon 

Thus through my Zikr I will remember you; be grateful to me and do not be ungrateful (belittle my bounties) 

{Hasbee Rabbi JalAllah} {Maa fee Qalbee Ghair Allah} {Noor-e-Muhammad SalAllah} {La ilaha illa Llah} {La ilaha illa Llah} {La ilaha illa Llah} 

{My Rab (Lord, Sustainer), the Majestic Allah is enough for me} {There is none besides Allah in my Heart} {Blessings of Allah be upon the Light of Muhammad} {There is no god save Allah} {There is no god save Allah} {There is no god save Allah} 

Laa Maujood illa Llah 
No one is present except Allah 
Laa Matloob illa Llah 
I seek none except Allah 
Laa Maqsood illa Llah 
There is no objective in my life except Allah (pleasure, closeness etc.) 
Laa MashHood illa Llah 
All things are manifestations of none other than Allah 
Laa Masjood illa Llah 
There is none worthy of worship (prostration) except Allah 
Laa Ma'abood illa Llah 
There is no Lord except Allah 
Laa Mehboob illa Llah 
There is none worthy of love except Allah 
Laa Ilaha illa Llah 
There is no god except Allah 

Note: This statement has two parts. First you deny the existence of all other gods and then admit the presence of One Allah. First part is called Nafi (denial) and second part is Asbaat (Acceptance) 

Illa Llah, illa Llah 
Only Allah is the God 

(Note: You have reached a stage where there is only acceptance) 

Allah Allah 

(Note: Now you have reached a state where there is neither denial nor acceptance, only Allah is left) 

Allah Hoo, Allah Hoo 

(Note: Hoo is used in Arabic when you are pointing towards something. You have reached a stage where you are pointing towards Allah. Impact of Hoo should be on the heart, implying that Allah is not outside somewhere but right in your heart) 

From here onwards are the various beautiful names/attributes of Allah
Haiyun Qayoom 
The Alive, The Self-Subsisting 
Qavi-un Aziz, Hameed-un Majeed 
The Powerful, the Mighty; The Praiseworthy, The Glorious 
Same'ee-un Baseer; Lateef-un Khabeer 
The All-Hearing, The All-Seeing; The Beneficent, The Well Aware/The One who Informs 
Ghafoor-ur Raheem 
The Most Forgiving, The Merciful 
Ghani-un Kareem 
The Self-Sufficient, The Most Generous 
Ya Awwalo Ya Aakhir, Ya Zaahiro Ya Baatin 
O the First One, O the Last One, O the Manifest One, O the Hidden One 
Ya Baqi, Ya Shafi, Ya Kafi 
O the Everlasting One, O the Healer, O the Sufficient 
Ya Hadi, Ya Hadi 
O (my) Guide 
Ya Rehmaan, Ya Rehmaan 
O Gracious/Compassionate 
Recite Durood Shareef (Salaat and Salutations on Holy Prophet Muhammad), preferably Durood-e-Taj, once (available on request). Any other will do. eg.
Allaahumma Salli 'alaa Sayyidinaa Muhammadiun Wa Aalihee Wa'itratihee be 'Adadi Kulli Ma' loomillaka Astaghfirullaa Halladhi La ilaahaa illaa huwal Hayyul Qayyoomu Wa Atoobu ilaih. Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyoom 
Dear Allah, bestow Your Choicest Blessings upon our Master Muhammad and upon his extended family and his progeny according to the number of all things known to You. I seek the forgiveness of the One but for whom there is no God, The Truly and Perfectly Alive and The Self Sustained and I turn to Him with repentance. O The Truly and Perfectly Alive O The Self Sustained 
Balaghal 'Ulaa be Kamaalehee,      Kashafaduja be Jamaalehee,            Hasonat Jame'eeo Khisaalehee,              & nbsp;  Salloo 'Ailhe wa Aalehee. 

The (Holy Prophet SAAW) has reached the peak of excellence; Light has become Illuminated with His Beautiful Face; All the Beautiful Virtues are in His nature are in his nature; Blessings be upon Him and upon His Family. 

(Once Only) 

Ya Saaheb alJamaale wa Ya syed alBashr,              & nbsp;  Min Wajhekal Munneer laqad              & nbsp;            Naw werul Qamar;  

Laa yumken us Sanaao kama kana Haqqahoo,        Ba'ad az Khudaa Buzurg toee, Qissah mukhtaser. 

Man of Beauty, O Master of all Humans; The Brightness of your Face has illuminated the Moon; It is impossible to Praise Him as he deserves; In short, after God you are the Most Noble Person. 

(Once Only) 

Ya Ahmad Ya Muhammad SallAllaho alaihe Wassallam 
Ya Muzammil Ya Mudassir SallAllaho alaihe Wassallam 
Ya Muzammil Ya Mubashir SallAllaho alaihe Wassallam 

O Ahmad! O Muhammad! O Muzammil! O Mudassir! O Mubashir 

Peace and Love of Allah be upon Him 

(few times) 

Assalaato wassalamo alaika Ya Rasoolullah 
Assalaato wassalamo alaika Ya Nabi Allah 
Assalaato wassalamo alaika Ya Habib Allah 
Assalaato wassalamo alaika Yu Khaira Khulqillah 
Assalaato wassalamo alaika Ya Muhammad ur Rasoolullah 
Love and Peace be upon You, O Messenger of Allah 
Love and Peace be upon You, O Prophet of Allah 
Love and Peace be upon You, O Admirer of Allah 
Love and Peace be upon You, O Best of the Creations of Allah 
Love and Peace be upon You, O Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah 

(to be recited once only) 

End the Zikr with supplications
The Zikr should be recited daily for the same duration, preferably at the same time and place and alone. No permission required for its recitation and propagation.
For further advice contact:
Dr Syed Rashid Ali
PO Box 11560,
Dibba Fujairah,
United Arab Emirates.
Email: rasyed@emirates.net.ae

Just remember the basic requirements for recieving good results: 1) Cleanliness 2) Halal Food 3) Always being truthful with yourself and with others Best of luck in your endeavours on the spiritual path. Actually it is easy to get irfaan, but very difficult to keep it. Wassalam Rashid

Courtesy of Ed Jason.