This compilation and arrangement of supererogatory ibadat grew out of the lessons that are generally given to my Hajj classes. These classes are held every year to prepare people to perform Hajj and Umrah. As part of their spiritual preparation for these undertakings, the classes are given a considerable amount of supererogatory ibadat to start doing at home, and which they continue to do while in the Holy Cities. It is hoped that the spiritual transformation brought about in them by Allah, the Most High, through the level of performance of their Hajj and Umrah would encourage them to continue with these supererogatory ibadat for the rest of their lives. It is hoped further that through their obedience to Him by their combination of obligatory and supererogatory ibadat, Allah, the Most High, would grant them a special status by Him. We also call on Him for all of this, for us as well, amin.
I supplicate to Allah, the Most High, to let the reward of this work be a light for me and for my family Yaum al-Qiyamah, and that it be a means for us to attain to the experience of His Countenance, amin.
I supplicate to Him to let this work be of spiritual benefit to all of us who use it, and that it helps all of us to attain to His Satisfaction, amin.
I supplicate to Him through this work for His Mercy and Forgiveness, and I call on Him to make us of His pious obedient servants, amin.
[Shaykh Yusuf da Costa, 2003]