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Dua Mashlool / The Prayer of the Paralytic

This du-a'a known as "supplication of the youth stricken for his sin," is quoted from the work of Kaf-ami and from Muhaj al Da-wat by Sayyid ibn tawus. Through Imam hussain it is reported that one day he and his father, after performing Hajj, caught sight of a paralysed young man crying his eyes out in repentance. They went near to console him and find out the reason of his sorry plight. He was a habitual sinner, always teased his father, disobeyed him and treated him with contempt. One day, disgusted, the father invoked curse upon him. So he was affected with paralysis. Then and there Ali ibna Talib wrote his dua'a and gave it to him with instruction to recite after Isha salat. Next day fully cured, as fit as a fiddle, he came to Imam Ali and said that he had recited the dua'a as told and

went to sleep. He saw the Holy prophet in the dream. The holy prophet, gently touched his body with his hand and asked him to remember this dua'a as it contain ismi azam (the great name of Allah).

Recite this dua'a after Isha salat. It brings countless blessings. All your legitimate desires will be fulfilled. It drives away poverty and sickness. Sins are for given. Debts are cleared. Enemies become friends. Domestic affairs are set aright. Disputes are settled in your favour. Prisoners are set free mental worries disappear. Prosperity, sound mind and healthy body stand by you at all times. Mercy and forgiveness of sins are the main advantages the almighty Allah makes available if this dua'a is recited regularly. Recite it on Fridays.

The effective prayer is undoubtedly an inspired work. Any one who is

acquainted with the soul-stirring experience of great religious thoughts

cannot help seeing in these immortal words of Hazrat Ali (as) the

dazzling light of Universal Truth.

Imam Husain (as) related that once on a cold, wintry night he accompanied

his father Hazrat Ali (as) to the Sacred Mosque of the Kaaba and

performed the circumambulations. The night was pitch dark and there was

no one there except his father and himself. Every one was asleep.

Presently, they heard a mournful voice of some one reciting the following


" O Thou that answereth the prayers of the disconsolate in the depth of


O Thou that wardeth off the baneful influences of calamities and diseases.

Lo, those who surrounded the Kaaba sleep and wake up;

But Thou, Exalted be thy Name, never sleepest.

Forgive me by the Grace of Thy Bounty and Thy Mercy.

O Though towards whom all creation bows down in this Sanctuaary!

If Thy Mercy be not such as giveth hope to the transgressors, Then who is

there to take pity on the sinners by His Bounty?"

Imam Husain (as) related the rest of the story:

My father sent me towards the man who was reciting these lines of poetry

and I brought him with me into his presence. Hazrat Ali (as) asked his

name and he said, "My name is Manzil Ibn Lahiq. In my youth I was

persisting in sin, while my father used to guide me towards repentance.

But I heeded him not. Instead of listening to him I used to beat him.

Now it came to pass that my father had kept some money hidden away from

me. One day I found it and was going out with the money, to spend it on

my follies, when he stopped me and tried to take it away from me, but I

twisted his wrist and ran away with the money. Thereupon my father kept

a fast and went and performed the rites of the Sacred Mosque. Then he

lifted up his hands and prayed that God may inflict upon me the disease

of paralysis. Hardly had he done so when I was struck with paralysis and

my father went back to his home. I then besought my father to pray for

my recovery in the same place where he had prayed for my affliction. My

father, in his infinite love and kindness, granted my request and we both

set out towards Mecca, but as my ill-luck would have it, on the way

thither my father's camel suddenly took fright and he was thrown from its

back and killed in a moment. Now I am left to spend the rest of my days

in this condition, helpless and forlorn, and people taunt me, saying that

I am being punished for courting my father's displeasure."

On hearing the sad tale, Hazrat Ali (as) was moved by pity and compassion

and taught him the following prayer and said: "Perform the ablutions and

recite this prayer tonight". He did so, and the effect was miraculous!

Next morning when he came to my father, he was perfectly cured and

carried the text of the prayer in his right hand and exclaimed, "Really

this prayer is the 'Isme Azam' because when I lifted up my hands and read

this dua several times, a deep sleep fell upon me and I dreamt that the

Holy Prophet MOhamed (pbuh&hf) came and massaged my body with his own

hands. When I woke up, I found that the illness had completely departed

from me. May God reward thee, O Amir ul Momineen (as) for this miraculous

prayer." In view of the above mentioned incident, this dua is called

prayer of the paralytic.

Imam Husain (as) continues to state that this dua contains the Isme

Azam. Whoever recites it will be relieved of sorrow; cured of illness;

his debts will be paid up; his poverty will be changed to prosperity; his

sins forgiven; his defects hidden; and he shall be granted safety and

security from all evil, whether from Satan or from any worldly potentate,

and if any of God's obedient servants recite this prayer, the mountains

can be moved from their place; the dead can be restored to life and water

can be turned into ice thereby. Hence this prayer has come to us as a

source of rejoicing and I (the translator, I think) have learnt it from

my father. Imam Husain (as) further directs that this prayer should never

be recited in a state of impurity or pollution. This prayer is also

referred to as "Dua-e-Khizr".

(It is receommended to read all duas in state of wudhu or tahara. However, it is not haram to recite them, .)

To hear Dua Mashlool rectied by Walid Mazeedi

اَللّـهُمَّ اِنّى اَسْأَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحيمِ يا ذَا الْجَلالِ وَالاِْكرامِ يا حَىُّ يا قَيّوُمُ يا حَىُّ لا اِلـهَ اِلاّ اَنْتَ، يا هُوَ يا مَنْ لا يَعْلَمُ ما هُوَ وَلا كَيْفَ هُوَ وَلا حَيْثُ هُوَ اِلاّ هُوَ، يا ذَا المُلْكِ وَالْمَلَكوُتِ يا ذَا الْعِزَّةِ وَالْجَبَروُتِ، يا مَلِكُ يا قُدُّوسُ، يا سَلامُ يا مُؤْمِنُ يا مُهَيْمِنُ يا عَزيزُ يا جَبّارُ يا مُتَكَبِّرُ يا خالِقُ يا بارِئُ يا مصوّر يا مُفيدُ يا مُدَبِّرُ يا شَديدُ يا مُبْدِئُ يا مُعيدُ يا مُبيدُ يا وَدُودُ يا مَحْمُودُ يا مَعْبوُدُ يا بَعيدُ يا قَريبُ يا مجيب يا رقيب يا حَسيبُ يا بَديعُ يا رَفيعُ يا منيعٌ يا سَميعُ يا عَليمُ يا حَليمُ يا كَريمُ يا حَكيمُ يا قَديمُ يا عَلِىُّ يا عَظيمُ يا حَنّانُ يا مَنّانُ يا دَيّانُ يا مُسْتَعانُ يا جَليلُ يا جَميلُ يا وَكيلُ يا كفَيلُ يا مُقيلُ يا مُنيلُ يا نَبيلُ يا دَليلُ يا هادى يا بادى يا اَوَّلُ يا اخِرُ يا ظاهِرُ يا باطِنُ يا قآئِمُ يا دآئِمُ يا عالِمُ يا حاكِمُ يا قاضى يا عادِلُ يا فاصِلُ يا واصِلُ يا طاهِرُ يا مُطَهِّرُ يا قادِرُ يا مُقْتَدِرُ يا كَبيرُ يا مُتَكَبِّرُ يا واحِدُ يا اَحَدُ يا صَمَدُ يا مَنْ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يوُلَدْ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً اَحَدٌ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ صاحِبَةٌ وَلا كانَ مَعَهُ وَزيرٌ، وَلاَ اتَّخَذَ مَعَهُ مُشيراً، وَلاَ احْتاجَ اِلى ظَهير وَلا كانَ مَعَهُ مِنْ اِلـه غَيْرُهُ، لا اِلـهَ اِلاّ اَنْتَ فَتَعالَيْتَ عَمّا يَقُولُ الظّالِمُونَ عُلُوّاً كَبيراً، يا عَلِىُّ يا شامِخُ يا باذِخُ يا فَتّاحُ يا نَفّاحُ يا مُرْتاحُ يا مُفَرِّجُ يا ناصِرُ يا مُنْتَصِرُ يا مُدْرِكُ يا مُهْلِكُ يا مُنْتَقِمُ يا باعِثُ يا وارِثُ يا طالِبُ يا غالِبُ يا مَنْ لا يَفُوتُهُ هارِبٌ، يا تَوّابُ يا اَوّابُ يا وَهّابُ يا مُسَبِّبَ الاَْسْبابِ يا مُفَتِّحَ الاَْبْوابِ يا مَنْ حَيْثُ ما دُعِىَ اَجابَ، يا طَهُورُ يا شَكُورُ يا عَفُوُّ يا غَفُورُ يا نُورَ النُّورِ يا مُدَبِّرَ الاُْموُرِ يا لَطيفُ يا خَبيرُ يا مُجيرُ يا مُنيرُ يا بَصيرُ يا كَبيرُ يا وِتْرُ يا فَرْدُ يا اَبَدُ يا سَنَدُ يا صَمَدُ، يا كافى يا شافى يا وافى يا مُعافى يا مُحْسِنُ يا مُجْمِلُ يا مُنْعِمُ يا مُفْضِلُ يا مُتَكَرِّمُ يا مُتَفَرِّدُ، يا مَنْ عَلا فَقَهَرَ، يا مَنْ مَلَكَ فَقَدَرَ، يا مَنْ بَطَنَ فَخَبَرَ، يا مَنْ عُبِدَ فَشَكَرَ، يا مَنْ عُصِىَ فَغَفَرَ، يا مَنْ لا يَحْويهِ الْفِكَرُ وَلا يُدْرِكُهُ بَصَرٌ، وَلا يَخْفى عَلَيْهِ اَثَرٌ، يا رازِقَ الْبَشَرِ يا مُقَدِّرَ كُلِّ قَدَر، يا عالِىَ الْمَكانِ يا شَديدَ الاَْرْكانِ يا مُبَدِّلَ الزَّمانِ يا قابِلَ الْقُرْبانِ يا ذَا الْمَنِّ وَالاِْحْسانِ يا ذَا الْعِزَّةِ وَالسُّلْطانِ يا رَحيمُ يا مَنْ هُوَ كُلِّ يَوُم فى شَاْن يا مَنْ لا يَشْغَلُهُ شَاْنٌ عَنْ شَاْن، يا عَظيمَ الشَّأنِ يا مَنْ هُوَ بِكُلِّ مَكان، يا سامِعَ الاَْصْواتِ يا مُجيبَ الدَّعَواتِ يا مُنْجِحَ الطَّلِباتِ يا قاضِىَ الْحاجاتِ يا مُنْزِلَ الْبَرَكاتِ يا راحِمَ الْعَبَراتِ يا مُقيلَ الْعَثَراتِ يا كاشِفَ الْكُرُباتِ يا وَلِىَّ الْحَسَناتِ يا رافِعَ الدَّرَجاتِ يا مُؤْتِىَ السُّؤْلاتِ يا مُحْيِىَ الاَْمْواتِ يا جامِعَ الشَّتاتِ يا مُطَّلِعاً عَلَى النِّيّاتِ يا رادَّ ما قَدْ فاتَ يا مَنْ لا تَشْتَبِهُ عَلَيْهِ الاَْصْواتُ يا مَنْ لا تُضْجِرُهُ الْمَسْأَلاتُ وَلا تَغْشاهُ الظُّلُماتُ، يا نُورَ الاَْرْضِ والسِّماواتِ يا سابِغَ النِّعَمِ يا دافِعَ النِّقَمِ، يا بارِئَ النَّسَمِ يا جامِعَ الاُْمَمِ يا شافِىَ السَّقَمِ يا خالِقَ النُّورِ وَالظُّلَمِ يا ذَا الْجُودِ وَالْكَرَمِ يا مَنْ لا يَطَأُ عَرْشَهٌ قَدَمٌ، يا اَجْوَدَ الاَْجْوَدينَ يا اَكْرَمَ الاَْكْرَمينَ يا اَسْمَعَ السّامِعينَ يا اَبْصَرَ النّاظِرينَ يا جارَ الْمُسْتَجيرينَ يا اَمانَ الْخائِفينَ يا ظَهْرَ اللاّجينَ يا وَلِىَّ الْمُؤْمِنينَ يا غِياثَ الْمُسْتَغيثينَ يا غايَةَ الطّالِبينَ يا صاحِبَ كُلِّ غَريب يا مُؤنِسَ كُلِ وَحيد، يا مَلْجَاَ كُلِّ طَريد يا مَاْوى كُلِّ شَريد يا حافِظَ كُلِّ ضآلَّة، يا راحِمَ الشَّيْخِ الْكَبيرِ، يا رازِقَ الّطِفْلِ الصَّغيرِ يا جابِرَ الْعَظْمِ الْكَسيرِ يا فاكَّ كُلِّ اَسير، يا مُغْنِىَ الْبآئِسِ الْفَقيرِ، يا عِصْمَةَ الْخائِفِ الْمُسْتَجيرِ، يا مَنْ لَهُ التَّدْبيرُ وَالتَّقْديرُ يا مِنَ الْعَسيرُ عَلَيْهِ سَهْلٌ يَسيرٌ، يا مَنْ لا يَحْتاجُ اِلى تَفْسير، يا مَنْ هُوَ عَلى كُلِّ شْيء قَديرُ يا مَنْ هُوَ بِكُلِّ شَْيء خَبيرٌ يا مَنْ هُوَ بِكُلِّ شَْيء بَصيرٌ، يا مُرْسِلَ الرِّياحِ يا فالِقَ الاِْصْباحِ يا باعِثَ الاَْرْواحِ يا ذَا الْجُودِ وَالسَّماحِ يا مَنْ بِيَدِهِ كُلُّ مِفْتاح، يا سامِعَ كُلِّ صَوْت يا سابِقَ كُلِّ فَوْت يا مُحْيِىَ كُلِّ نَفْس بَعْدَ المَوْتِ، يا عُدَّتى فى شِدَّتى يا حافِظىِ فى غُرْبَتى يا مُؤنِسى فى وَحْدَتى يا وَلِيّى فى نِعْمَتى يا كَهْفى حينَ تُعْيينِى الْمَذاهِبُ وَتُسَلِّمُنىِ الاَْقارِبُ وَيَخْذُلُنى كُلُّ صاحِب، يا عِمادَ مَنْ لا عِمادَ لَهُ، يا سَنَدَ مَنْ لا سَنَدَ لَهُ، يا ذُخْرَ مَنْ لا ذُخْرَ لَهُ، يا حِرْزَ مَنْ لا حِرْزَ لَهُ، يا كَهْفَ مَنْ لا كَهْفَ لَهُ، يا كَنْزَ مَنْ لا كَنْزَ لَهُ، يا رُكُنَ مَنْ لا رُكْنَ لَهُ، يا غِياثَ مَنْ لا غِياثَ لَهُ، يا جارَ مَنْ لا جارَ لَهُ، يا جارِىَ اللَّصيقَ، يا رُكْنِىَ الَْوثيقَ، يا اِلـهى بِالتَّحْقيقِ، يا رَبَّ الْبَيْتِ الْعَتيقِ، يا شَفيقُ يا رَفيقُ فُكَّنى مِنْ حَلَقِ الْمَضيقِ، وَاصْرِفْ عَنّى كُلَّ هَمٍّ وَغَمٍّ وَ ضيق، وَاكْفِنى شَرَّ ما لا اُطيقُ، وَاَعِنّى عَلى ما اُطيقُ، يا رآدَّ يُوسُفَ عَلى يَعْقُوبَ، يا كاشِفَ ضُرِّ اَيُّوبَ، يا غافِرَ ذَنْبِ داوُدَ، يا رافِعَ عيسَى بْنِ مَرْيَمَ وَ مُنْجِيَهُ مِنْ اَيْدِى الْيَهوُدِ، يا مُجيبَ نِدآءِ يُونٌسَ فِى الظُّلُماتِ، يا مُصْطَفِىَ مُوسى بِالْكَلِماتِ، يا مَنْ غَفَرَ لاِدَمَ خَطيـئَتَهُ وَرَفَعَ اِدْريسَ مَكاناً عَلِيّاً بِرَحْمَتِهِ، يا مَنْ نَجّى نُوحاً مِنَ الْغَرَقِ، يا مَنْ اَهْلَكَ عاداً الاْوُلى وَثَمُودَ فَما اَبْقى وَقَوْمَ نوُح مِنْ قَبْلُ اِنَّهُمْ كانُوا هُمْ اَظْلَمَ وَاَطْغى، وَالْمُؤْتَفِكَةَ اَهْوى يا مَنْ دَمَّرَ عَلى قَوْمِ لوُط وَدَمْدَمَ عَلى قَوْمِ شُعَيْب، يا مَنِ اتَّخَذَ اِبْراهيمَ خَليلاً، يا مَنِ اتَّخَذَ مُوسى كَليماً وَاتَّخَذَ مُحَمَّداً صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَعَلَيْهِمْ اَجْمَعينَ حَبيباً، يا مُؤْتِىَ لُقْمانَ الْحِكْمَةَ وَالْواهِبَ لِسُلَيْمانَ مُلْكاً لا يَنْبَغى لاَِحَد مِنْ بَعْدِهِ، يا مَنْ نَصَرَ ذَا الْقَرْنَيْنِ عَلَى الْمُلُوكِ الْجَبابِرَةِ، يا مَنْ اَعْطَى الْخِضْرَ الْحَيوةَ، وَرَدَّ لِيٌوشَعَ بْنِ نوُن الشَّمْسَ بَعْدَ غرُوُبِها يا مَنْ رَبَطَ عَلى قَلْبِ اُمِّ مُوسى وَاَحْصَنَ فَرْجَ مَرْيَمَ ابْنَتِ عِمْرانَ، يا مَنْ حَصَّنَ يَحْيَى بْنَ زَكَرِيّا مِنَ الذَّنْبِ وَسَكَّنَ عَنْ مُوسَى الْغَضَبَ، يا مَنْ بَشَّرَ زَكَرِيّا بِيَحْيى، يا مَنْ فَدا اِسْماعيلَ مِنَ الذَّبْحِ بِذِبْح عَظيم، يا مَنْ قَبِلَ قُرْبانَ هابيلَ وَجَعَلَ اللَّعْنَةَ عَلى قابيلَ، يا هازِمَ الاَْحْزابِ لُِمحَمَّد صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ، صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّد وَآلِ مُحَمَّدِ وَ عَلى جَميعِ الْمُرْسَلينَ وَمَلائِكَتِكَ الْمُقَرَّبينَ وَاَهْلِ طاعَتِكَ اَجْمَعينَ، وَاَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ مَسْأَلَة سَأَلَكَ بِها اَحَدٌ مِمَّنْ رَضيتَ عَنْهُ، فَحَتَمْتَ لَهُ عَلَى الاِْجابَةِ يا اَللهُ يا اَللهُ يا اَللهُ، يا رَحْمنُ يا رَحمنُ يا رَحْمنُ، يا رَحيمُ يا رَحيمُ يا رَحيمُ، يا ذَا الْجَلالِ وَالاِْكُرامِ يا ذَا الْجَلالِ وَ الاِْكْرامِ يا ذَا الْجَلالِ وَالاِْكْرامِ، بِهِ بِهِ بِهِ بِهِ بِهِ بِهِ بِهِ اَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْم سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ اَوْ اَنْزَلْتَهُ فى شَْيء مِنْ كُتُبِكَ اَوِ اسْتَأثَرْتَ بِهِ فِى عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ، وَبِمَعاقِدِ الْعِزِّ مِنْ عَرْشِكَ، وَبِمُنْتَهَى الرَّحْمَةِ مِنْ كِتابِكَ، وَبِما لَوْ اَنَّ ما فِى الاَْرْضِ مِنْ شَجَرَة اَقْلامٌ وَالْبَحْرُ يَمُدُّهُ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ سَبْعَةُ اَبْحُر ما نَفِدَتْ كَلِماتُ اللهِ اِنَّ اللهَ عَزيزٌ حَكيمٌ وَ اَسْأَلُكَ بِاَسْمآئِكَ الْحُسْنَى الَّتى نَعَتَّها فى كِتابِكَ فَقُلْتَ وَللهِ الاَْسْمآءُ الْحُسْنى فَادْعوُهُ بِها، وَقُلْتَ اُدْعُونى اَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ،وَقُلْتَ وَاِذا سَأَلَكَ عِبادى عَنّى فَانّى قَريبٌ اُجيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدّاعِ اِذا دَعانِ، وَقُلْتَ يا عِبادِىَ الّذَينَ اَسْرَفوُا عَلى اَنْفُسِهِمْ لا تَقْظَوُا مِنْ رَحْمَةِ اللهِ اِنَّ اللهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَميعاً اِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحيمُ، وَاَنَا اَسْاَلُكَ يا اِلـهى وَاَدْعُوكَ يا رَبِّ وَاَرْجُوكَ يا سَيِّدى وَاَطْمَعُ فى اِجابَتى يا مَوْلاىَ كَما وَعَدْتَنى، وَقَدْ دَعَوْتُكَ كَما اَمَرْتَنى فَافْعَلْ بى ما اَنْتَ اَهْلُهُ يا كَريمُ، وَالْحَمْدُ للهِِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ وَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلى مُحَمَّد وَآلِهِ اَجْمَعينَ .

ثُمّ سَلْ حاجتك فَاِنَّها تُقضى ان شاء الله تعالى، وفي الرّواية المروية في مهج الدّعوات لا تدعو بهذا الدّعاء الاّ متطهّراً .


O Allah, I beseech Thee with (the help of) Thy Name; -- (with the help of

) the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Benign (Beneficient?).


O Lord of Majesty and Generosity;

O Living; O Self-Subsisting,

O Ever-living, there is no God but Thou.


O Thou that art "He" of whom no one knoweth what "He" is, nor how "He"

is, nor where "He" is, except "He."


O Lord of the Great Kingdom and Supremacy.

O Lord of Honour and Omnipotence:

O Sovereign Lord, O Holy One!

O Peace;

O Keeper of Faith; O Guardian

O Revered One; O Compeller;

O Superb.*

* Surah 59 verse 23


O Creator; O Maker of all things from nothing;*

*Surah 59 verse 24

O Artist; O Beneficient; O Administrator;

O Severe (in wrath); O Inventor; O Restorer;

O Originator; O Most Loving:

O Praised; O Adored.


O Thou that art distant yet near;

O Answerer of prayer; O Observer (of all deeds);

O Reckoner.


O Innovator; O Exalted;

O Unassailable; O Hearer.


O Knower; O Wise; O Bountiful;

O Forbearing; O Eternal; O Lofty; O Great.


O most Compassionate; O Giver of all good;

O most perfect Requiter of good and evil;

O Thou whose help is sought for.


O Majestic; O Glorious; O Trusted; O Guardian;

O Alleviator of suffering; O Fulfiller of hopes;

O Guide; O Magnanimous.


O Giver of guidance; O Commencer;

O First; O Last; O Evident; O Hidden.


O Established; O Everlasting;

O Knowing; O Ruler; O Dispenser of justice;

O Equitable; O Thou that disjoineth and uniteth;

O Pure; O Purifier; O Powerful;

O Almighty; O Great; O Magnificent.


O One; O Matchless; O Eternal; O Absolute;

O Thou that bareth none and is born of none; nor is there equal to Thee

anyone (Vide Surah 112) nor hath Thee any spouse; nor any bearer of Thy

burden; nor any consultant to give Thee advice; not does Thou need any

supporter; nor is there with Thou any other deity; There is no God but

Thou, and Thou art far exalted with great excelence above all that which

the unjust folk do say concerning Thee.


O High and Lofty; O most Glorious;


O Opener; O Diffuser of fragrance;

O Tolerant;


O Helper; O Victorious; O Overtaker;

O Destroyer; O Avenger; O Resurrector;

O Inheritor; O Seeker; O Conquerer;

O Thou from Whom no fugitive can escape.


O Acceptor of repentance; O Ever-forgiving;

O Great Bestower; O Causer of all causes;

O Opener of doors (of relief and salvation);

O Thou that answerest howsoever Thou art invoked.


O Purifier; O Giver of manifold rewards; O Excuser;

O Pardoner; O Light of all lights;

O Director of all affairs.


O Ever Blissful;

O All-Aware;

O Protector; O Lumnious (Luminous?); O Seer;

O Supporter; O Great.


O Lone; O Unique; O Everlasting;

O Upholder; O Eternal and Absolute.


O Sufficer; O Healer; O Fulfiller of promises;

O Deliver.


O Benefactor; O Beautifier; O Bestower of grace;

O Grantor of favors; O Gracious; O Peerless.


O Thou that being Exalted overwhelmest;

O Thou that being Master of all hast absolute power;

O Thou, who being hidden art well informed;

O Thou that being disobeyed forgiveth;

O Thou Whom no thought can fully comprehend;

nor sight perceive nor from whom any impression is hidden, O Nourisher of

Mankind; O Ordainer of every destiny.


O Thou of Exalted position;

O Thou Formidable in Thy foundations;

O Changer of times; O Acceptor of sacrifice;

O Thou full of favors and benefactions;

O Lord of Honor and Supremacy; O All Merciful; O most Compassionate; O

Thou that has each day a distinctive Glory while no aspect of Thy Glory

is erased by the prominence of another aspect. O Thou that art present

in every place.


O Hearer of all voices; O Answerer of prayers;

O Giver of success in all requirements; O Fulfiller of all needs;

O Bestower of blessings; O Thou that taketh pity on our tears.

O Thou that raiseth from the pitfalls; O Thou that relieveth agonies; O

thou that art the Cherisher of good deeds.

O Thou that raiseth men in rank and degree; O Thou that accedeth to

requests; O Thou that bringeth the dead to life; O Thou that gathereth

together that which is scattered.

O Thou that art informed of all intentions; O Thou that restoreth that

which has been lost; O Thou that art not confused by a multiplicity of

voices; O Thou that art not harassed by a multitude of petitions; and

Whom no darkness can hide of cover; O Light of heaven and earth.


O Perfector of blessings; O Averter of calamaties;

O Producer of zephyrs;

O Gatherer of nations; O Healer of disease;

O Creator of light and darkness;

O Lord of generosity and munificence;

O Thou (on) whose throne no one can set foot! (sura al araf verse 45)


O Thou more generous than the most generous;

O Thou more munificent than the most munificent;

O Thou most keen of hearing than the most keen of hearing;

O Thou more keen of vision than the most perceiving;

O Protecting neighbor of those that seek They neighborhood.

O Refuge of the fearful; O Patron of the faithful; O Helper of those that

seek Thy help;

O ultimate Goal of those that aspire.


O Companion of all strangers; O Friend of all the lonely ones;

O Refuge of all outcasts;

O Retreat of all persecuted ones;

O Guardian of all those who stry.


O Thou that takest pity on the aged and decrepit; O Thou that nourisheth

the little baby; O Thou that joineth together broken ones; O

Liberator of all prisoners; O Enricher of the miserable poor;

O Protector of the frightened refugees;

O Thou for Whom alone are both destiny and disposal; O Thou for Whom all

dificult things are simple and easy; O Thou that doth not need any


O Thou Mighty over all things; O Thou Knower of all things.

O Thou Seer of all things.


O Thou that maketh breezes blow;

O Thou that cleaveth the day-break;

O Reviver of the spirits; O Lord of Generosity and Clemency;

O Thou in Whose hands are all keys.


O Hearer of all voices; O Thou earlier in time than all that have passed


O Giver of life to every soul after death.


O my Means of defense in confronting hardships; O my Guardian in strange

lands; O my Friend in my loneliness; O my Master in my bliss; O my Refuge

at the time when the journey doth tire me out and my kinsfolk hand me

over to my foes and all my comrades forsake me.


O Supporter of those who have no support;

O Guarantor of those who have no guarantee;

O Wealth of those who have no wealth;

O Means of those who have no strength;

O Refuge of those who have no refuge;

O Treasure of those who have no treasure;

O Helper of those who have no helper;

O Neighbor of those who have no neighbor.


O my Neighbor that art adjacent; O my Support that art firm;

O my God that art worshipped by virtue of positive knowledge (Belief in

God must be Conviction not by blind following.); O lord of the Ancient

House (the Ka'ba); O Thou full of loving and kindness; O nearest Friend.


Liberate me from the choking fetters, Remove from me all sorrow,

suffering and grief, Protect me from the evil that I am unable to bear,

and help me in that which I am unable to do.


O Thou that didst restore Joseph unto Jacob (12:99);

O Thou that didst cure Job of his malady (21:84);

O Thou that didst forgive the fault of David (38:26);

O Thou that didst lift up Jesus and saved him from the clutches of the

Jews (4:157-158);

O Thou that didst answer the prayer of Jonah from the darkness (21:87-88);

O Thou that didst choose Moses by means of Thine inspired words (19:51-52);

O Thou that didst forgive the omission of Adam (2:37)

and lifted up Idris to an exalted station by Thy mercy (19:56-57);

O Thou that didst save Noah from drowning (21:76);

O Thou that didst destroy the former tribe of Ad and then Thamud, so that

no trade of them remained, and destroyed the people of Noah aforetime,

for verily they were the most unjust and most rebellious; and overturned

the ruined and deserted towns; (53:50-53);

O Thou that destroyed the people of Lot (26:172);

and annihilated the people of Sho'aib (26:189);

O Thou that chose Abraham as a friend (4:125);

O Thou that chose Moses as one spoken unto (4:164);

and chose Muhammed (Thy blessings be upon him and his Progeny) as Thy

Beloved; O Thou that gavest unto Luqman wisdom (31:12);

and bestowed upon Solomon a kingdom the like of which shall not be

merited by anyone after him (38:37);

O Thou that didst afford succour unto the two-horned one against the

mighty tyrants (18:84-98);

O Thou that didst grant unto Khizr immortality (18:66-83);

and brought back for Joshua, the son of Nun, the sun after it had set


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O Thou that gave solace unto the heart of Moses' mother (20:40);

and protected the chastity of Mary, the daughter of Imran (19:16-34);

O Thou that didst fortify John, the Son of Zacharias against sin (19:12-15);

and abated the wrath for Moses (8:150-151);

O Thou that gave glad tidings of (the Birth of) john unto Zacharias (19:7);

O Thou that saved Ishmael from slaughter by substituting for him the

Great Sacrifice (37:102-107);

O Thou that didst accept the offering of Abel and placed the curse upon

Cain (5:27-30)

O Subcuer of the alien hordes for Muhammad - the blessings of Allah be

upon him and his Progeny - bestow Thy blessings upon Muhammad and his

Progeny and upon all Thy Messengers and upon the Angels that are near

Thee and upon all Thine obedient servants.


And I beg of Thee all the requests which anyone has begged of Thee with

whom Thou has been pleased and unto whom Thou has assured the granting

thereof, O Allah, O Allah, O Allah, O Most Merciful, O Most Merciful, O

Most Merciful, O Most Beneficient, O Most Beneficient, O Most Beneficient,

O Lord of Majesty and Grace, O Lord of Majesty and Grace, O Lord of

Majesty and Grace.

Through Thee, Through Thee, Through Thee,

Through Thee, Through Thee, Through Thee,

Through Thee.

I beseech thee with the help of all the Names whereby Thou hast named

Thyself, or which Thou hast sent down in any of Thy inspired Scriptures,

or Which Thou hast inscribed in Thy knowledge of the unknown; and (I

beseech Thee) in the name of the honored and exalted positions of Thy

Throne, and in the name of the utmost extent of Thy Mercy as expressed in

Thy Book (the Quran) and in the name of that which "If all the trees on

earth were to become pens and all the seven seas ink, the Words of Allah

could not be fully written down (31:27)."

"Verily Allah is the Honored, the Wise"; And I beseech Thee with the help

of Thy Beautiful Names which Thou has praised in Thy Book, saying, :Unto

Allah belong the beautiful names -- so call ye Him by Them (7:180);

And Thou hast said "Call unto Me and I shall answer you (40:60); and Thou

has said, "And when My servants ask something of Me, lo, I am near, and I

grant the prayer of the supplicant when he asks anything of Me, so pray

ye unto Me and believe in Me, that ye may be made perfect (2:186); And

Thou has said, "O My servants who have wronged yourselves, despair not of

the Mercy of Allah; verilly Allah forgiveth all the sins; verily He is

the Forgiving, the Merciful (39:53)".


Therefore I pray unto Thee, My God, and I ask Thee, My Cherisher and

Sustainer, and I hope from Thee, my Chief, and I crave Thy acceptance of

my prayer, O my Protector, even as Thou hast promised me, and I call upon

Thee even as Thou hast commanded me -- So, do unto me what pleases Thee

to do, O Generous One! (Here the Devotee should pray for the fulfillment

of his valid desires.)


And all Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds,

and the blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and all His Holy Descendants.


Um Ali

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Munaajaat Ash-Sha3baniyya


The Invocation of Shabaniyah

My Lord, bestow Your blessings on Muhammad(S.A.W.) and his descendants; respond to my prayer when I pray to You; listen to my call when I call You; and turn to me when I make my submission to You in confidence.

I have come running to You and am standing before You imploring You in humility and hoping to get the reward You have for me. You know what is in my heart, and You are aware of what I need.

You know my mind and are not unaware of my future and of my present, of what I want to begin my speech with; of the request I would utter, and of the hopes I have in regard to my ultimate lot.

My Lord, whatever You have destined for me up to tbe end of my life, whether concerning the open aspect of my life or the hidden aspect of it, is bound to come. What is to my advantage and what is to my disadvantage - all my losses and gains are in Your hand, not in the hand of anybody else.

My Lord, if You deprive me, who else will provide me; and if You let me down, who else will help me?

My Lord, I seek Your protection from Your anger and from earning Your displeasure. If I am not fit for gaining Your Mercy, You are certainly fit to be generous to me by virtue of Your Magnanimity.

My Lord, I see as if I am standing before You protected by my trust in You. You said what befitted You and covered me with Your forgiveness.

My Lord, if You forgive me, then who is more suited than You to do that? If the time of my death has come near and my deeds have not still brought me close to You, I make this confession of my sins a means of approaching You. I have been unjust to my soul for I have not looked after it. It will certainly be doomed if You do not forgive it.

My Lord, You have always been kind to me during my life time. Therefore do not cut off Your favour from me at the time of my death.

My Lord, how can lose the hope of Your looking kindly, in me after my death, when you have always been good to me during my life.

My Lord, in my case do what befits You and bestow Your favour on me - a sinner enwrapped in his ignorance.

My Lord, You have concealed many of my sins in this world. I am in a greater need of their being conceded in the next. As You have not revealed my sins even to any of Your pious bondmen, do not expose me on the Day of Resurrection before everybody.

My Lord, Your generosity has expanded my aspiration, and Your forgiveness is superior to my deeds. Therefore gladden my heart by allowing me to meet You on the day You adminis-ter justice to Your bondmen.

My Lord, my apology to You is the apology of him who cannot afford his apology being not accepted. Therefore accept my apology, You the Most Magnanimous of those to whom the evildoers tender their apology.

My Lord, do not turn down my request; do not foil my desire; and do not cut off my hope and expectation of You.

My Lord, if You had wanted to disgrace me, You would not have guided me; and if You had wanted to expose my faults and vices, You would not have kept me safe and sound.

My Lord, I do not think that You will turn down my request for that in asking You for which I have spent my whole life.

My Lord, all praise is due to You, always and forever, growing not diminishing, as You like and please.

My Lord, if You condemn me for my crimes, I will cling to Your forgiveness, and if You hold me for my sins, I will cling to Your granting pardon. If You haul me into the hell, I will tell its inmates that I love You.

My Lord, if my deeds are too small in relation to how I should obey You, my aspirations are high enough as compared to what I should expect of You.

My Lord, how can I go away from You unsuccessful and disappointed, when I had a high hope that You will be kind enough to send me away enjoying safety and deliverance.

My Lord, I have wasted my life committing the crime of forgetting You and played havoc with my youth, intoxicated with keeping myself away from You.

My Lord, I did not wake up when I was under a delusion about You and was inclined to earn Your displeasure.

My Lord, I am Your bondman, son of Your bondman. I am standing before You, trying to use Your own magnanimity as a means of approaching You.

My Lord, I am a bondman of Yours, I want to rid myself of the sins I used to commit in Your presence because I lacked the sense of feeling ashamed that You were looking at me. I request You to forgive me, because forgiveness is a character-istic of Your Kindness.

My Lord, I was not strong enough to move away from Your disobedience, except when You awakened me to Your love. I was exactly as You wanted me to be. I am thankful to You for introducing me to Your Kindness and purging my heart of the impurities of being inattentive to You.

My Lord, look upon me as the person whom You called and he responded to You, whom You helped by using his ser-vices, and he obeyed You. You Near One, Who is not far from one who is away from You. You Munificent, Who does not withhold His reward from one who hopes for it.

My Lord, provide me with a heart, the passion of which may bring it near You, with a tongue the truth of which may be submitted to You, and with a vision the nature of which may bring it close to You.

My Lord, whoever gets acquainted with You, is not un-known; whoever takes shelter under You, is not disappointed; and one to whom You turn, is not a slave. One who follows Your path is enlightened; and one who takes refuge in You, is saved.

My Lord, I have taken refuge in You. Therefore do not disappoint me of Your Mercy and do not keep me secluded from Your Kindness.

My Lord, place me among Your friends in the position of one who hopes for an increase in Your love.

My Lord, inspire me with a passionate love of remember-ing You so that I may keep on remembering You, and by Your Holy Name and Pure Position cherish my cheerful determination into a success.

My Lord, I invoke You to admit me to the place reserved for those who obey You, and to attach me to the nice abode of those who enjoy Your good pleasure. . .I can neither defend myself nor do I control what is advantageous for me.

My Lord, I am Your powerless sinning slave and Your repentant bondman. So do not make me one of those from whom You turn away Your face, and whom his negligence has secluded from Your forgiveness.

My Lord, grant me complete severance of my relations with everything else and total submission to You. Enlighten the eyes of our hearts with the light of their looking at You to the extent that they penetrate the veils of light and reach the Source of Grandeur, and let our souls get suspended by the glory of Your sanctity.

My Lord, make me one of those whom You call and they respond; when You look at and they are thunderstruck by Your majesty. You whisper to them secretly and they work for You openly.

My Lord, I have not allowed my pessimistic despair to overcome my good opinion about You, nor did I ever lose my hope of Your benevolence.

My Lord, if my errors have degraded me with You, You may forgive me in view of my unqualified reliance on You.

My Lord, if my sins have made me unfit to receive Your tender affection, my firm belief has reminded me of Your Compassion.

My Lord, if my disregard for preparations to meet You has put me to sleep, my knowledge of Your kind bounties has awakened me.

My Lord, if Your severe punishment calls me to Hell, the abundance of Your reward invites me to Paradise.

My Lord, I ask You and pray to You earnestly, I desire and request You to show Your favour to Muhammad(S.A.W.) and his descendants, make me one of those who always remember You and never violate the pledge they make to You, who do not fail to show You their gratitude and do not take Your orders lightly.

My Lord, let me be attached to the Light of Your Majestic Glory, so that I may know You alone, be away from others, and have a heart fearful of You and an eye watchful of You. May Allah's blessing and peace be on Muhammad(S.A.W.) and those of his descendants who are pure.

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Ya Aba :o

I was just about to post it, you beat me to it.

This is one of the most beautiful Dua's i have come across :cry:



Yeh sub7an'Allah. The choice of words, structure and meaning of sentences - it truly is something else. So elegant, so beautiful and tranquil to read and listen to when you're not doing well. Could our a'immah (as) have been more perfect ??

Pity the humanity deprived from these du3a's, fortunate are those shia who have them at their pleasure.

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An excellent invocation Dua, After morning prayer

It is recorded in Zain-ul Muttaqeen that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said. “He who recites the following Dua’a after morning prayer, will get the heavenly reward of performing a thousand Haj (pilgrimage to Mecca), of thousand Shabe Barrat (15th Night of the month of Shaban) of performing funeral prayers on a thousand martyrs.”

The Angel Gibraeel descended and said. “O’ Mohammed (s.a.w.a.) I have brought a good news for you and such news I have brought for no other prophet. It is, whoever of your Ummat recites the following Dua’a once after Morning prayer, or keeps it on his person. Allah the Al-Mighty declares on oath that He will grant the reciter the following benefits”:-

1. Protection from death by a accident

2. Security from the questioning of Munkar and Nakeer in the grave.

3. Relief from the darkness and narrowness of the grave.

4. Closing down on Him the doors of Hell.

5. Grant Him His protection from disease.

6. Keeping open for him all the eight entrances to paradise.

7. Grant him His protection against the wrath of the rulers.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

There is no deity but Allah, the Glorious, The Supreme:

There is no deity but Allah the one the All Dominant:

There is no deity but Allah the Ever Prevalent the All-Forgiving:

There is no deity but Allah. He has no associate: Allah the One and we submit to Him. There has no associate. Allah the one and we are (Exclusively) loyal to Him. There is no deity But Allah. He is One, He has no associate. Allah the One and Him (alone) do we worship. There is no deity but Allah. Mohammed is the Messenger of Allah. ‘Ali is the friend of Allah: Allah’s blessing be on the best of His creation, the manifestation of His Benignity Mohammed and his (pure) progeny. All of them- the pure the purified by Thy Mercy, O’ the Most Merciful, Sufficient is for us Allah, and

(He is) the Most Excellent Protector, the Most Excellent Lord and the

Most Excellent Helper.

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A Qatari is someone from qatar, lol

LoL okay

I don't have the Dua in Arabic sorry, but the transliteration might help:














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O' Lord! We eagerly desire that You assign us to the just, fair Islamic government, (the which is really the rightful government of Imam Mahdi, may Allah hasten his reappearance). Through his auspicious government, thou reactivate and dearly love Islam and its followers while thou humiliate hypocrisy and the hypocrite. And, in that period, include us among those who invite people unto Thy obedience and lead them to Thy path of guidance; and, endow us the honour and grandeur of both this world and the next.

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Special prayer for the 1st night of Rajab

After seeing the first night moon the Holy Prophet (s.a.) used to recite the following:

اللهم بارك لنا في رجب و شعبان و بلغنا شهر رمضان واعنا على الصيام و القيام و حفظ اللسان و غض البصر و لا تجعل حظنا منه الجوع و العطش

O my Allah pour out much blessings for us in Rajab and Shaban, make us reach safely Ramzan, and take up abstinence and uprightness (fasting and prayers), careful in our speech, turning the eyes from ugliness (the unlawful); and do not let us hunger for food and thirst for water while we observe fast

Another Dua'a after sighting the moon

اللهم اهله علينا بالامن و الايمان و الساو ربنا الله عز و جل و ربك الله عز و جل

O` Allah ! make the new moon appear, for us with security. Eman, safety and Islam. (O`moon) my Lord and Your Lord is Allah the Mighty and Grand.

O` Allah! Send Your Blessings on Mohammad and his Progeny, Ameen.


Allahumma Ahallahu Alaina Bil Amne wal Eemane was salamat wal Islame Rabbi wa Rabbokallaho Azza wa Jalla”.

Allahooma Salle Alaa Mohammadin wa Aale Mohammad, Ameen.

Imam Ali ibna Abi Taalib (A.S.) had advised the faithful to recite the following Dua’a tonight after Ishaa prayers;

اللهم انى اسئلك بانك ملك و انك على كل شيء مقتدر و انك ما تشآء من امر يكون اللهم انى اتوجه اليك بنبيك محمد نبي الرحمة صلى الله عليه و اله يا محمد يا رسول الله انى اتوجه بك الى الله ربك و ربي لينجح بك طلبتي اللهم بنبيك محمد و الأئمة من اهل بيته صلى الله عليه و عليهم انجح طلبتي

O my Allah I beseech Thee in the name of “Verily Thou art absolute sovereign; verily Thou has total control over all things; verily that which Thou wills, in all matters, takes place”. O my Allah I turn to Thee through Thy Prophet Muhammad, who came upon the earth from above with mercy (blessings of Allah be on him and on his children). O Muhammad, O Messenger of Allah, through you I turn to Allah, your Lord and my Lord, to make progress and succeed in my efforts. O my Allah, for the sake of Thy Prophet, Muhammad, and the Imams, from his Ahlul Bayt (blessings of Allah be on him and on them) help me to secure success in my activities.

Transliteration :


Allahumma Inni As`aloka Be Annaka Malekun wa Annaka Alaa Kulle Shai`in Muqtaderun wa Annaka Alaa Kulle Sha`in Muqtaderun wa Annaka Ma Tasha`o Min Amrin Yakun Allahumma Inni Atavajjaho Illaha Rabbi wa Rabbaka le Yohije Beka Talabati Allahumma Nabiyyeka Mohammadin wa Bil A`immate Min Ahle Baitehi Anjeha Talabati.

Allahoomma Salle Alaa Mohammadin wa Aale Mohammad, Ameen


Um Ali

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A'mal for the Month of Rajab


To fast for 4 days is beneficial to save oneself from punishment in the grave.

Whoever fasts for six days in Rajab will find peace in Qiyamat & walk over the Pul-e-siraat easily without accounting.

Night of 1st Rajab

Recite 20 rakat namaaz on the night of 1st Rajab after Maghrib namaaz such that in every Rakat after Surah al- Hamd recite Surah Tawheed once. The reciter & his family will be saved from punishment in the grave & will cross Pul-e-siraat like lightening without any accounting.

1st of Rajab

Recite 10 Rakat Namaaz on the 1st of Rajab such that in every Rakat after Surah al Hamd, recite Surah Tawheed 3 times. A person who prays this Namaaz will be saved from the squeeze of the grave.

Lailatul Raghaib & first Thursday of Rajab

It is related that the person who recites Surah-al Yaseen before going to bed & Namaaz -e -Lailatul Raghaib will be saved from the terror of the grave. The first Friday night of Rajab is known as Lailatul Raghaib. Hazrat Muhammad (saws) used to fast on the first Thursday & between Maghrib & Isha recite 12 Rak’at namaz in six sets of 2 units. In every Rak’at after surah al Hamd recite 3 times Surah al-Qadr & 12 times Surah an Naas. After salam recite 70 times: Allahumma s’ale a’laa muh’ammadin nabiyyil ummi wa a’laa aaleh.

Then go into sajdah & recite70 times: subbuh’un quddoos rabbul malaaaekate war-rooh’

Then sit erect & say 70 times: rabbighfir war-ham watajaawaz a’mma ta’lamo innaka antal a’liyyul a’zeem.

Then go into sajdah & say 70 times: subbooh’un quddoos rabbul malaaekate war-rooh’.

Night of 7th Rajab

The Holy prophet (saws) says that if a person recites 4 unit namaaz on the night of 7th rajab, (such that in each unit after Surah al Hamd recites Surat at Tawheed thrice, Surah alFalaq once, Surah an Naas once. After finishing namaaz recites Salwaat &10 times Tasbeehate Arba’).

Allah will offer him shelter under the Arsh, & give him reward of a person fasting in the month of ramdhan. Till the time he finishes the prayers, the angels pray for his forgiveness. Allah will ease the pangs of death on him & save him from the squeeze in the grave. He will not die unless he sees his place in Paradise, & will be safe from the hardships of Qiyamat.

Middle of month of Rajab & the night of 16th&17th Rajab

To recite 30 rakat namaaz in the middle part of the month such that in each rakat after Surah alHamd recite Sura Tawheed 10 times is beneficial to save oneself from punishment in the grave. In the same manner to recite the above naamaz on the night of 16th &17th Rajab is also beneficial

22nd Rajab

To recite the following 8 Rak’at namaaz on the 22nd of Rajab is beneficial during death. In each Rakat after al-Hamd , recite Surah Tawheed 7 times. After finishing Namaaz, recite sawaat 10 times & recite Astaghfirullah Rabbi wa atooboIlayh 10 times.

24th of Rajab

Fasting on the 24th of Rajab carries great reward. One of its merits is that the angel of death comes in the form of a handsome youth carrying a bowl of the pure drink(Sharaabe Tahoora) & offers it to the dying man. The dying person drinks it & dies in peace.

Last day of Rajab.

For the person who fasts on the last day of Rajab, Allah will save him from the after effects of death.


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Useful Points for the Great Month of Rajab

By: Sayed Mohammed Musawi

Courtesy: Samir Haidari

The great month of Rajab is one of the four sacred months. This month and the following Shaban and the month of Ramadhan are the greatest months in the year. There is a hadith that the month of Rajab is the month of Allah (swt) and Shaban is the month of the Prophet (sawa) and the month of Ramadhan is the month of the Muslim ummah.

Imam Musa Al Kazim (as) said: Rajab is a great month, during which Allah (swt) multiplies the rewards of good deeds and omits the sins.

These are some useful points for this month:

1) Fasting

It is highly recommended to fast in this month of Rajab even for one day at least. A hadith says: Whosoever fasts a day in Rajab, the fire of hell will be away from him a distance of one year’s journey, and whosoever fasts 3 days in Rajab, will be entitled for Paradise.

Imam Ali (as) used to fast the whole month of Rajab. Many of his followers do the same.

2) Seeking Forgiveness (Estighfaar)

The Prophet (sawa) used to say: Rajab is a month of seeking forgiveness, so seek forgiveness from Allah (swt); He is verily the Forgiver, the Merciful. It is highly recommended to repeat ‘Astaghfirullaah wa as-aluhut tawbah’

3) Sadaqa and Charity

There is a big reward for sadaqa and charity in the month of Rajab. Those who cannot fast may give sadaqa to the poor every day, or recite ‘Subhana Ilalahil Jaleele Subhana Man la Yanbaghil Tasbeeho Illa Lahoo; Subhanal A`azzinil Akrame; Subhana Man Labisal Izza wa Howa Lahoo Ahlun.’

4) Repeating ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Allah’ 1000 times.

5) Repeating ‘Astaghfirullaaha zul jalale wal Ikraam min jamee' al zonoobe wal aathaam‘ 1000 times.

6) Repeating Sura Al Tawheed ‘Qul-ho-wallaho Ahad‘ 1000 times to get the reward of 1000 Angels and blessings on the reciter, his / her children, family and neighbours.

7) It is recommended to recite ‘Qul-ho-wallaho Ahad‘ 100 times every Friday in the month of Rajab.

May Allah (swt) grant you more blessings in this month and every month to do more for the real future in Akhirah.


Um Ali

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Du'a for the Month of Rajab


In His name, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

The following du`a is recommended after the daily obligatory prayers. The du`a, according to shaykh `Abbas Qummi in MafateeHul Jinaan has been taught by Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq (a).

To hear the dua

يا من ارجوه لكل خير و آمن سخطه عند كل شر ، يا من يعطي الكثير بالقليل ، يا من يعطي من سئله ، يا من يعطي من لم يسئله و من لم يعرفه تهنناً منه و رحمه اعطني بمسئلتي اياك جميع خير الدنيا و جميع خير الاخره وصرف عني بمسئلتي اياك ، جميع شر الدنيا و شرالاخره فانه غير منقوص ما اعطيت وزدني من فضلك يا كريم . يا ذوالجلال و الاكرام ، يا ذالنعماء و الجود يا ذالمن والطول حرم شيبتي من النار برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين

My apologies for not using the standard form of tranliteration. My experience has shown that the method may be okay for academic use but using of diacritical marks look confusing to many.

Key to understanding the transliteration:

Double a, e, and o indicate the long vowels.

Letter Haa (from the throat) represented by capital H, e.g. muHammad.

The sound of `ayn is indicated by `, e.g. `Abbas.

Letter Saad indicated by capital S. However, the sound of Saad is tranliterated as Sw in the salawat.

Letter Dhaad (which follows Saad in the Arabic alphabet) indicated by Dh.

Letter Taa (which follows Dhaad in the alphabet) is indicated as capital T.

Tajweed rules of recitation have been considered here and there.

Transliteration of the Du`a.


Allahumma Swalli `alaa muHammadinw wa-aali muHammad.

Yaa man arjoohoo likulli khayr

Wa-aamanu sakhaTahoo `inda kulli sharr

Yaa manyu`Til-katheera bil-qaleel

Yaa manyu`Tee man sa-alah

Yaa manyu`Tee man lam yas-alhu wa-mal-lam ya`rifhu taHannunam minhu waraHmah

A`tinee bimasalatee iyyaak

Jamee`a khayrid-dunyaa wajamee`a khayril-aakhirah

WaSrif `annee bimas-alatee iyyaak

Jamee`a sharrid-dunyaa washarril aakhirah

Fainnahoo ghayru manqooSin maa a`Tayt

Wazidnee min faDhlika yaa Kareem

(Then the 6th Imam held his beard in his left hand and gave a movement to the index finger in his right hand saying :) Yaa dhaljalaali walikraam

Yadhanni`maai waljood

Yadhal-manni waTTawl

Harrim shaybatee `alan-naar.

Translation of the Du'a:

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and his household.

O He from whom I can hope for all goodness

And I am safe from His anger at every evil.

O He who gives a lot in exchange of a little.

O He who gives to one who asks Him.

O He who gives to one who does not ask Him and does not know Him,

Out of His affection and mercy.

Give me, for my request is only to You alone,

All the good of this world and all the good of the Hereafter.

Keep away from me, for my request is only to You alone,

All the evil of this world and the evil of the Hereafter.

For indeed it is not diminishing what is given by You.

Increase (for) me from Your bounty, O The Generous.

(Then the 6th Imam held his beard in his left hand and gave a movement to the index finger in his right hand saying :)

O The Sublime and The Distinguished,

O The Bountiful and The Magnanimous,

O the Gracious and the Mighty,

Save my grey hairs from the fire (of Hell).

Do not forget me in your supplications.

Contributed by Br. Hasnain Kassamali, humble servant of the Ahlul Bayt (a) hasnaink@unixg.ubc.ca.


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*** Lailatul Raghaib & first Thursday of Rajab ***

The first Friday night of Rajab is known as Lailatul Raghaib. (Friday night is laylat al jum3a in Arabic which means the night before Friday ie: Thursday night - which falls on August 19, 2004 this year.)

Forgiveness of a great many sins. Safety from the troubles of the first night in the grave, and shelter on the Day of Resurrection, after the Trumpet is blown. The Prayer will take the shape of a fine, smiling person, and he will enter the grave of one who performed it, with the following words: “My dear friends, good news for you! You are safe from all troubles!” The dead one will ask: “But may I know please who you are? I have never seen a face better than yours; nor have I heard words sweeter than the words from your tongue; nor have I smelled a perfume more refreshing than from you!” “My dear, I am the act which you performed on that particular night, month and year, and in that particular country. I have come tonight into your grave to reward you, and to remove your feelings of loneliness and hopelessness. And when the siren on the Day of Judgment will be heard, will take you out, I will provide you a cool cover over your head. So, be full of joy. No goodness will be denied to you.”,

It is related that the person who recites Surah-al Yaseen before going to bed & before Namaaz -e -Lailatul Raghaib will be saved from the terror of the grave.

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) used to fast on the first Thursday & between Maghrib & Isha recite 12 Rak’at namaz in six sets of 2 units. In every Rak’at after surah al Hamd recite 3 times Surah al-Qadr & 12 times Surah an Naas. [or as per other sources, Surah-e-ikhlas]

[1] After salam recite 70 times: اَللّـهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّد النَّبِيِّ الاُْمِّيِّ وَعَلى آلِهِ، Allahumma s’ale a’laa muh’ammadin nabiyyil ummi wa a’laa aaleh.

[2] Then go into sajdah & recite 70 times:ُسبُّوحٌ قُدُّوسٌ رَبُّ الْمَلائِكَةِ وَالرُّوحِ subbuh’un quddoos rabbul malaaaekate war-rooh’

[3] Then sit erect & say 70 times: rabbighfir war-ham watajaawaz a’mma ta’lamo innaka antal a’liyyul a’zeem.رب اغفر وارحم وتجاوز عما تعلم انك انت العلي الا عظم

[4] Then go into sajdah & say 70 times: سُبُّوحٌ قُدُّوسٌ رَبُّ الْمَلائِكَةِ وَالرُّوحِ subbooh’un quddoos rabbul malaaekate war-rooh’.



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Du'a for the Month of Rajab


In His name, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

The following du`a is recommended after the daily obligatory prayers. The du`a, according to shaykh `Abbas Qummi in MafateeHul Jinaan has been taught by Imam Ja`far as-Sadiq (a).

To hear the dua

يا من ارجوه لكل خير و آمن سخطه عند كل شر ، يا من يعطي الكثير بالقليل ، يا من يعطي من سئله ، يا من يعطي من لم يسئله و من لم يعرفه تهنناً منه و رحمه اعطني بمسئلتي اياك جميع خير الدنيا و جميع خير الاخره وصرف عني بمسئلتي اياك ، جميع شر الدنيا و شرالاخره فانه غير منقوص ما اعطيت وزدني من فضلك يا كريم . يا ذوالجلال و الاكرام ، يا ذالنعماء و الجود يا ذالمن والطول حرم شيبتي من النار برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين

or is it just me?


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The Sermon Given By The Prophet (s) On The Last Friday Of Sha'ban On The Reception Of The Month of Ramadhan

“O People !

"Indeed ahead of you is the blessed month of Allah. A month of blessing, mercy and forgiveness. A month which with Allah is the best of months. Its days, the best of days, its nights, the best of nights, and its hours, the best of hours. It is the month which invites you to be the guests of Allah and invites you to be one of those near to Him. Each breath you take glorifies him; your sleep is worship, your deeds are accepted and your supplications are answered. So, ask Allah, your Lord; to give you a sound body and an enlightened heart so you may be able to fast and recite his book, for only he is unhappy who is devoid of Allah’s forgiveness during this great month. Remember the hunger and thirst of the day of Qiyamah (Judgement) with your hunger and thirst; give alms to the needy and poor, honor your old, show kindness to the young ones, maintain relations with your blood relations; guard your tongues, close your eyes to that which is not permissible for your sight, close your ears to that which is forbidden to hear, show compassion to the orphans of people so compassion may be shown to your orphans. Repent to Allah for your sins and raise your hands in dua during these times, for they are the best of times and Allah looks towards his creatures with kindness, replying to them during the hours and granting their needs if he is asked...

"O People! Indeed your souls are dependant on your deeds, free it with Istighfar (repentance) lighten its loads by long prostrations; and know that Allah swears by his might: That there is no punishment for the one who prays and prostrates and he shall have no fear of the fire on the day when man stands before the Lord of the worlds.

"O People! One who gives Iftaar to a fasting person during this month will be like one who has freed someone and his past sins will be forgiven.

Some of the people who were there then asked the Prophet (s): "Not all of us are able to invite those who are fasting?"

The Prophet (s) replied: "Allah gives this reward even if the Iftaar (meal) is a drink of water."

"One who has good morals (Akhlaq) during this month will be able to pass the ‘Siraat’...on the day that feet will slip...

"One who covers the faults of others will benefit in that Allah will curb His anger on the day of Judgement...

"As for one who honors an orphan; Allah will honor him on the day of judgement,

"And for the one who spreads his kindness, Allah will spread His mercy over him on the day of Judgement.

"As for the one who cuts the ties of relation; Allah will cut His mercy from him...

"Who so ever performs a recommended prayer in this month Allah will keep the fire of Hell away from him...

"Whoever performs an obligator prayer Allah will reward him with seventy prayers [worth] in this month.

"And who so ever prays a lot during this month will have his load lightened on the day of measure.

"He who recites one verse of the holy Quran will be given the rewards of reciting the hole Qur’an during other months.

"O People! Indeed during this month the doors of heaven are open, therefore ask Allah not to close them for you; The doors of hell are closed, so ask Allah to keep them closed for you. During this month Shaytan (Saten) is imprisoned so ask your Lord not to let him have power over you."

To hear the speech in arabic recited by Tawfiq Musa


Um Ali

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Selam alaycom,

It is mustahab to make ghusl on the night before the 1st day of the month of Ramadhan. It is also mustahab to pray 2 rakaats, saying in the first rikat, Al Fatiha and Al Fath, in the second rikat Al Fatiha and any other sura. Then give sadaqa (charity). Allah will remove evil and keep you safe until next year inshalla.


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Selam alaycom,

Imam Sajjad (A) Welcomes The Month Of Ramadhan

To hear the dua in arabic

الحمد الله الذي هدانا لحمده ، وجعلنا من أهله لنكون لإحسانه من الشاكرين ، وليجزينا على

ذلك جزاء المحسنين ، والحمد لله الذي حبانا بدينه ، واختصنا بملته ، وسبلنا في سبل إحسانه

لنسلكها بمنه إلى رضوانه ، حمدا يتقبله منا ، ويرضى به عنا ، والحمد لله الذي جعل من تلك

السبل شهره شهر رمضان ، شهر الصيام ، وشهر الإسلام ، وشهر الطهور ، وشهر

التمحيص ، وشهر القيام ، الذي أنزل فيه القرآن ، هدى للناس ، وبينات من الهدى والفرقان

فأبان فضيلته على سائر الشهور بما جعل له من الحرمات الموفورة ، والفضائل المشهورة ،

فحرم فيه ما أحل في غيره إعظاما ، وحجر فيه المطاعم والمشارب إكراما ، وجعل له وقتا

بينا لا يجيز - جل وعز - أن يقدم قبله ، ولا يقبل أن يؤخر عنه ، ثم فضل ليلة واحدة من

لياليه على ليالي ألف شهر ، وسماها ليلة القدر ، تنزل الملائكة والروح فيها بإذن ربهم من

كل أمر ، سلام ، دائم البركة إلى طلوع الفجر على من يشاء من عباده بما أحكم من قضائه

اللهم صل على محمد وآله ، وألهمنا معرفة فضله وإجلال حرمته ، والتحفظ مما حظرت فيه

وأعنا على صيامه بكف الجوارح عن معاصيك ، واستعمالها فيه بما يرضيك حتى لا نصغي

بأسماعنا إلى لغو ، ولا نسرع بأبصارنا إلى لهو ، وحتى لا نبسط أيدينا إلى محظور ، ولا

نخطو بأقدامنا إلى محجور ، وحتى لا تعي بطوننا إلا ما أحللت ، ولا تنطق ألسنتنا إلا بما

مثلت ، ولا نتكلف إلا ما يدني من ثوابك ، ولا نتعاطى إلا الذي يقي من عقابك ، ثم خلص

ذلك كله من رياء المرائين وسمعة المسمعين ، لا نشرك فيه أحدا دونك ، ولا نبتغي فيه مرادا

سواك ، اللهم صل على محمد وآله ، وقفنا فيه على مواقيت الصلوات الخمس بحدودها التي

حددت وفروضها التي فرضت ، ووظائفها التي وظفت ، وأوقاتها التي وقت ، وأنزلنا فيها

منزلة المصيبين لمنازلها الحافظين لأركانها ، المؤدين لها في أوقاتها ، على ما سنه عبدك

ورسولك - صلواتك عليه وآله - في ركوعها وسجودها وجميع فواضلها على أتم الطهور

وأسبغه وأبين الخشوع وأبلغه ، ووفقنا فيه لأن نصل أرحامنا بالبر والصلة ، وأن نتعاهد

جيراننا بالافضال والعطية وأن نخلص أموالنا من التبعات ، وأن نطهرها بإخراج الزكوات ،

وأن نراجع من هاجرنا ، وأن ننصف من ظلمنا وأن نسالم من عادانا حاشا من عودي فيك

ولك ، فإنه العدو الذي لا نواليه ، والحزب الذي لا نصافيه وأن نتقرب إليك فيه من الأعمال

الزاكية بما تطهرنا به من الذنوب ، وتعصمنا فيه مما نستأنف من العيوب حتى لا يورد عليك

أحد من ملائكتك إلا دون ما نورد من أبواب الطاعة لك ، وأنواع القربة إليك اللهم إني أسألك

بحق هذا الشهر ، وبحق من تعبد لك فيه من ابتدائه إلى وقت فنائه : من ملك قربته أو نبي

أرسلته ، أو عبد صالح اختصصته ، أن تصلي على محمد وآله ، وأهلنا فيه لما وعدت

أوليائك من كرامتك ، أوجب لنا فيه ما أوجبت لأهل المبالغة في طاعتك ، واجعلنا في نظم

من استحق الرفيع الأعلى برحمتك ، اللهم صل على محمد وآله ، وجنبنا الإلحاد في توحيدك

والتقصير في تمجيدك ، والشك في دينك والعمى عن سبيلك ، والاغفال لحرمتك ، والانخداع

لعدوك الشيطان الرجيم ، اللهم صل على محمد وآله وإذا كان لك في كل ليلة من ليالي شهرنا

هذا رقاب يعتقها عفوك ، أو يهبها صفحك فاجعل رقابنا من تلك الرقاب ، واجعلنا لشهرنا من

خير أهل وأصحاب اللهم صل على محمد وآله ، وامحق ذنوبنا مع إمحاق هلاله ، واسلخ عنا

تبعاتنا مع انسلاخ أيامه حتى ينقضي عنا وقد صفيتنا فيه من الخطيئات ، وأخلصتنا فيه من

السيئات ، اللهم صل على محمد وآله ، وإن ملنا فيه فعدلنا ، وإن زغنا فيه فقومنا وإن اشتمل

علينا عدوك الشيطان فاستنقذنا منه اللهم اشحنه بعبادتنا إياك ، وزين أوقاته بطاعتنا لك ،

وأعنا في نهاره على صيامه ، وفي ليله على الصلاة والتضرع إليك ، والخشوع لك ، والذلة

بين يديك حتى لا يشهد نهاره علينا بغفلة ، ولا ليله بتفريط اللهم واجعلنا في سائر الشهور

والأيام كذلك ما عمرتنا ، واجعلنا من عبادك الصالحين الذين يرثون الفردوس هم فيها

خالدون ، والذين يؤتون ما أتوا وقلوبهم وجلة ، أنهم إلى ربهم راجعون ، ومن الذين

يسارعون في الخيرات وهم لها سابقون اللهم صل على محمد وآله ، في كل وقت ، وكل

أوان ، وعلى كل حال عدد ما صليت على من صليت عليه وأضعاف ذلك كله بالأضعاف

التي لا يحصيها غيرك ، إنك فعال لما تريد .

Praise be to Allah, who ordained this month, the month of Ramadhan, the month of fasting, the month of Islam, the month of purity, the month of purification, and the month of prayers. In this month the Qur'an was made to descend as a guidance to mankind and contains clear instructions and distinctions. He gave this month superiority over all other months by giving it abundant honor and dignity. He prohibited in it what He has allowed in other months in order to exalt it, and forbade in it food and drink in order to honor it.

O Lord! Bless Muhammad and his family, and inspire us to know this month's excellence, and to honor its dignity, and to abstain from whatever You have forbidden in it. Help us to observe its fast, by restraining our limbs from disobeying You, and by employing them in that which would please You, so that we may not lend our ears to any vain speech, and may not direct our eyes, hands and feet towards anything forbidden, and that nothings fills our stomachs except what You have made lawful, and our tongues may not utter anything except what You have allowed.

O Lord! Bless Muhammad and his family, and give us grace to perform timely the five prayers with due regard to their limits which You have enjoined, and the rites which You have prescribed. In this respect, raise us to the rank of those who performed them with success, who duly observed their essential points, who always performed them at proper times, in most perfect and complete humility according to the rules laid down by Your Prophet, may You blessings be on him and his family.

And our Lord, give us grace in this month, to show favors to our relations, and do good to them, and to take care of our neighbors and do good to them, to take care of our neighbors with kindness and benevolence, to purge our property of obligations, and purify it by giving charity, and to call back those who have left us, and be just to those who were unjust to us, and make pace with those who were hostile to us.

O Lord! Erase our sins with the disappearance of this month's crescent, and free us from our penalties with the completion of its days, so that the month may pass from us while You have cleansed us of our guilts, and freed us from our sins. O Lord! Fill this month with our worship of you alone, and adorn its moments with our service to You, and help us in the daytime to observe the fast, and at night to pray and beseech You, help us to humble ourselves before you and lower ourselves in Your presence.


Um Ali

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