Salaam Alaikum,

Is the following bid'ah or not? What it seems to constitute to me is specifying a time and limit for a dhikr from the Sunnah, where a time and a limit were not established.

bn Qayyim says about one of the awrad Ibn Taymiyyah tried, and repeated daily (Madarij As-Salikin, 1/448):

"Among the tried awrad (mujarrabat) which the spiritual travelers have tried and found to work: he who addicts himself to saying 'Ya Hayy Ya Qayyum, La Ilaha Illa Anta' his heart and mind will become alive. Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah was very attached to repeating this dhikr, and said about it: 'the Divine names Hayy and Qayyum have a strong spiritual effect on the heart' and he would say that they are the Ismul A'atham (the Supreme Name). I heard Ibn Taymiyyah also say: 'he who recites Ya Hayy Ya Qayyum i seek aid in your mercy 40 times between the Sunnah of Fajr and its Fard, his heart will stay alive (spiritually) and not die