The 11 Principles of the Naqshbandi Order (10)
10) The awareness of the numbers (wuquf ‘Adadi)
The principle indicates the observance of the exact number of repetitions of the dhikr as it is assigned by the master. Shah Bahauddin Naqshband (his secret be sanctified) said: “The observance of the numbers in the dhikr is the first step towards the state of acquisition of heavenly knowledge”. To respect the truth of the numbers maintains you in the presence, it is like a drug dosage. Our Naqshbandi order is known for its deep knowledge in this field. The universe is mathematical: physics and astronomy are mathematical sciences that study time and space. In fact all science is dictated by the numbers, even music.