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chAPTER FOUR  -MERITS AND Rites OF FRIDAY NIGHTS AND DAYS

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Merits of Fridays

Friday days and nights excel the other days and nights in standing, honor, and regard. In this connection, the Holy Prophet (¥) is reported to have said, “Surely, in each hour of the twenty-four hours of the Friday day and night, Almighty Allah releases from Hellfire six hundred thousand persons.”

Imam Ja`far al-¯¡diq (`a) is reported to have said, “One who dies in the period between midday on Thursdays and midday on Fridays will be released, by Almighty Allah, from pressure in graves.”

Imam al-¯¡diq (as) is also reported as saying, “Verily, Fridays enjoy rights (incumbent upon people). Therefore, beware of violating Fridays’ sanctity through showing shortcoming in acts of worship; rather, seek nearness to Almighty Allah by means of righteous deeds and abandonment of all forbidden acts. Certainly, on Fridays, Almighty Allah doubles up the rewards (of good deeds), erases forgivingly punishments (for evildoings), and raises the ranks (of faith). Friday daytimes are as same as Friday nights; therefore, you may, when possible, stay up supplicating and offering prayers to Almighty Allah Who, at that night, orders the angels to descend to the lower sky in order to double up the rewards and erase the evildoings. Most surely, Allah is Ample-giving and All-generous.”

Imam al-¯¡diq (as) is also reported, in a validly reported tradition, to have said, “When a believing individual prays to Him for granting him his request, Almighty Allah may postpone the answer of that request to Friday in order that the individual will be given all the more due to the exclusive merit of Fridays.”

Imam al-¯¡diq (as) is also reported as narrating that when Prophet Joseph’s brothers asked their father, Prophet Jacob, to ask Almighty Allah’s forgiveness of their faults, he promised to do that. Yet, he postponed that appeal to Friday early dawn so as to guarantee response.

Again, Imam al-¯¡diq (as) is reported as saying that on Friday nights, fishes in oceans and beasts in wildernesses raise their heads and pray Almighty Allah saying in a loud sound, “O Our Lord; torture us not for the sins of the human beings.”

Imam Mu¦ammad al-B¡qir (as) is reported to have said that on Friday nights, Almighty Allah gives orders to an angel—on behalf of Him—to call out, from above the Divine Throne, throughout the night, “Is there not any believing servant who will, right now, supplicate Me, before dawn comes upon him, for his world and Next World needs so that I will respond to him? Is there not any believing servant who, right now, repents to Me, before dawn comes upon him, and gives up his sins so that I will accept his repentance? Is there not any believing servant whose sustenance has been made reduced who will, right now, prays Me for increase, before dawn comes upon him, so that I will increase and develop his sustenance? Is there not any believing servant, being ailed, who will, right now, pray Me for healing, before dawn comes upon him, so that I will heal him? Is there not any believing servant, being grieved and detained, who will, right now, pray Me for relief and release, before dawn comes upon him, so that I will relieve and release him? Is there not any believing servant, being oppressed, who will, right now, pray Me for giving him victory and releasing him from oppression, before dawn comes upon him, so that I will back and release from oppression?” This angel will keep saying so until dawn.

Likewise, Imam Al¢ Am¢r al-Mu'min¢n (as) is reported to have said, “As He has chosen Friday, Almighty Allah has decided their daytimes and nights to be feasts. One of its merits, whoever beseeches Him on Fridays will be granted his request. Chastisement that is decided for a people because of an evildoing will be canceled by Him if that evildoing is committed on Friday. All graces that Almighty Allah decides are put into practice on Friday nights. Hence, Friday nights are more favorable than other nights and so are their days.”

Imam al-¯¡diq (as) is reported as saying, “Avoid committing any act of disobedience (to Almighty Allah) on Friday nights, for the punishments (of evildoing) are doubled up, and rewards (for good deeds) are also doubled up. Whoever avoids committing an act of disobedience at Friday nights, Almighty Allah will forgive all of his previous sins. In the same way, whoever challenges Almighty Allah by committing an act of disobedience at such nights, Almighty Allah will punish him for each and every act of disobedience that he did in his whole lifetime and will double up the punishment for him.”

It has been authentically narrated on the authority of Imam `Al¢ ibn M£s¡ al-Ri¤¡ (as) that the Holy Prophet (¥) said, “Verily, Friday is the master of days. On Fridays, Almighty Allah doubles up the rewards (for good deeds), erases, forgivingly, the punishments (for evildoings), raises the ranks (of faith), responds to prayers, relieves from misfortunes, and fulfills the grand requests. Friday is the day of bonus. Almighty Allah, on Fridays, releases numerous individuals from Hellfire. When anyone prays Him on Friday while having already appreciated the actual standing and the sanctity of this day, it will be incumbent upon Almighty Allah to release him/her from Hellfire. If that individual dies on that day or night, he/she will be decided as martyr and will be resurrected (on the Judgment Day) secured. Conversely, if one belittles the sanctity of Friday and disrespects its standings, it will be incumbent upon Almighty Allah to cast him/her into Hellfire unless he/she repents thereafter.”

Imam Mu¦ammad al-B¡qir (as) is reported, through an authentic chain of authority, to have said, “Sunlight has never risen in a day better than Friday. When beards meet each other on that day, they greet each other with, Peace! Good day!”

Imam Ja`far al-¯¡diq (as) is authentically reported to have said, “On Fridays, do not engage yourselves in anything other than acts of worship, for the servants’ faults are forgiven and the divine mercy is sent down on Fridays.”

Finally, the merits of Friday daytimes and nights are too many to be cited in this brief introduction.

click here for Recommended rites on Friday Nights section 1-10

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Eleventh: In his book of al-`Ar£s, Shaykh Ja`far ibn A¦mad al-Qumm¢ has recorded that Imam al-¯¡diq (as) is reported to have said that one who repeats the following litany one hundred times between the Dawn nafila (supererogatory) and obligatory prayers will be provided with, a house in Paradise:

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ ٱلْعَظيمِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ

sub¦¡na rabbiya al`a¨¢mi wa bi¦amdih¢

All glory be to Allah, the All-great and with the Praising of Him;

اسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّهَ رَبِّي وَاتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ

astaghfiru all¡ha rabb¢ wa at£bu ilayhi

I pray the forgiveness of Allah, my Lord, and I turn repentant to Him.

 

Twelfth: Shaykh al-±£s¢, Sayyid Ibn ±¡w£s, and others have mentioned the following  at Friday nights just before dawn:PDF   1 pg image Mp3

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وآلِهِ

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡lih¢

O Allah, send blessings to Mu¦ammad and his Household,

وَهَبْ لِيَ ٱلْغَدَاةَ رِضَاكَ

wa hab liya algh¡data ri¤¡ka

grant me Your satisfaction this very early morning,

وَاسْكِنْ قَلْبِي خَوْفَكَ

wa askin qalb¢ khawfaka

place fear of You in my heart,

وَٱقْطَعْهُ عَمَّنْ سِوَاكَ

waq§a`hu `amman siw¡ka

and separate it from (leaning to) anyone other than You,

حَتَّىٰ لاَ ارْجُوَ وَلاَ اخَافَ إِلاَّ إِيَّاكَ

¦att¡ arjwa wa l¡ akh¡fa ill¡ iyy¡ka

so that I will hope for and fear none save You.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وآلِهِ

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡lih¢

O Allah, send blessings to Mu¦ammad and his Household

وَهَبْ لِي ثَبَاتَ ٱلْيَقينِ

wa hab l¢ thab¡ta alyaq¢ni

and grant me resolute faith,

وَمَحْضَ ٱلإِخْلاَصِ

wa ma¦¤a al-ikhl¡¥i

pure sincerity (to You),

وَشَرَفَ ٱلتَّوْحيدِ

wa sharafa alttaw¦¢di

honorable belief in (Your) oneness,

وَدَوَامَ ٱلاِسْتِقَامَةِ

wa daw¡ma al-istiq¡mati

persistent straightness,

وَمَعْدِنَ ٱلصِّبْرِ

wa ma`dina al¥¥abri

essential tolerance,

وَٱلرِّضَا بِٱلْقَضَاءِ وَٱلْقَدَرِ

walrri¤¡ bilqa¤¡'i walqadari

and satisfaction with (Your) predetermination and decrees.

يَا قَاضِيَ حَوَائِجِ ٱلسَّائِلينَ

q¡¤iya ¦aw¡'iji alss¡'il¢na

O He Who settles the needs of His beseechers;

يَا مَنْ يَعْلَمُ مَا فِي ضَمِيرِ ٱلصَّامِتِينَ

man ya`lamu m¡ f¢ ¤am¢ri al¥¥¡mit¢na

O He Who knows what is in the innermost of the silent;

صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وآلِهِ

¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡lih¢

send blessings to Mu¦ammad and his Household,

وَٱسْتَجِبْ دُعَائِي

wastajib du`¡'¢

respond to my prayers,

وَٱغْفِرْ ذَنْبِي

waghfir dhanb¢

forgive my sins,

وَاوْسِعْ رِزْقِي

wa awsi` rizq¢

expand my means of livelihood,

وَٱقْضِ حَوَائِجِي فِي نَفْسِي

waq¤i ¦aw¡'ij¢ f¢ nafs¢

and settle the needs of myself

وَإِخْوَانِي فِي دِينِي وَاهْلِي

wa ikhw¡n¢ f¢ d¢n¢ wa ahl¢

and my brethren-in-faith and my family members.

إِلٰهِي طُمُوحُ ٱلآمَالِ قَدْ خَابَتْ إِلاَّ لَدَيْكَ

il¡h¢ §um£¦u al-¡m¡li qad kh¡bat ill¡ ladayka

O Allah, all ambitions of expectations are disappointed except those addressed to You,

وَمَعَاكِفُ ٱلْهِمَمِ قَدْ تَعَطَّلَتْ إِلاَّ عَلَيْكَ

wa ma`¡kifu alhimami qad ta`a§§alat ill¡ `alayka

all resolute determinations are paralyzed except those relied upon You,

وَمَذَاهِبُ ٱلْعُقُولِ قَدْ سَمَتْ إِلاَّ إِلَيْكَ

wa madh¡hibu al`uq£li qad samat ill¡ ilayka

and all reason-based tendencies are wasted except those directed to You.

فَانْتَ الَّرجَاءُ وَإِلَيْكَ الْمُلْتَجَا

fa-anta alrraj¡'u wa ilayka almultaja'u

So, You are the ultimate hope and to You is the resort.

يَا اكْرَمَ مَقْصُودٍ وَاجْوَدَ مَسْؤُولٍ

akrama maq¥£din wa ajwada mas'£lin

O He Who is the noblest objective and the most magnanimous desired,

هَرَبْتُ إِلَيْكَ بِنَفْسِي

harabtu ilayka binafs¢

I am fleeing to You from myself.

يَا مَلْجَا ٱلْهَارِبِينَ بِاثْقَالِ ٱلذُّنُوبِ

malja'a alh¡rib¢na bi-athq¡li aldhdhun£bi

O shelter of those who flee overburdened with the heavy loads of sins,

احْمِلُهَا عَلَىٰ ظَهْرِي

a¦miluh¡ `al¡ ¨ahr¢

carrying my sins on my back,

لاَ اجِدُ لِي إِلَيْكَ شَافِعاً

ajidu l¢ ilayka sh¡fi`an

I cannot find any interceder for me

سِوَىٰ مَعْرِفَتِي بِانَّكَ اقْرَبُ مَنْ رَجَاهُ ٱلطَّالِبُونَ

siw¡ ma`rifat¢ bi'annaka aqrabu man raj¡hu al§§¡lib£na

except that I know for sure that You are the nearest of all those who are hoped by beseechers

وَامَّلَ مَا لَدَيْهِ ٱلرَّاغِبُونَ

wa ammala m¡ ladayhi alrr¡ghib£na

and of all those whose donations are expected by the desirous.

يَا مَنْ فَتَقَ ٱلْعُقُولَ بِمَعْرِفَتِهِ

y¡ man fataqa al`uq£la bima`rifatih¢

O He Who has split the intellects on the recognition of Him,

وَاطْلَقَ ٱلالْسُنَ بِحَمْدِهِ

wa a§laqa al-alsuna bi¦amdih¢

made tongues articulate with the praising of Him

وَجَعَلَ مَا ٱمْتَنَّ بِهِ عَلَىٰ عِبَادِهِ فِي كِفَاءٍ لِتَاْدِيَةِ حَقِّهِ

wa ja`ala m¡ imtanna bih¢ `al¡ `ib¡dih¢ f¢ kif¡'in lita'diyati ¦aqqh¢

and made that which He has conferred upon His servants enough means for the fulfillment of their duties towards Him;

صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وآلِهِ

¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡lih¢

(please) send blessings to Mu¦ammad and his Household,

وَلاَ تَجْعَلْ لِلشَّيْطَانِ عَلَىٰ عَقْلِي سَبيلاًَ

wa l¡ taj`al lilshshay§¡ni `al¡ `aql¢ sab¢lan

do not give Satan any way (of success) over my reason,

وَلاَ لِلْبَاطِلِ عَلَىٰ عَمَلِي دَلِيلاً

wa l¡ lilb¡§ili `al¡ `amal¢ dal¢lan

and do not give wrongness a way to reach my deeds.

 

When Friday dawns, it is recommended to say the following:Mp3

اصْبَحْتُ فِي ذِمَّةِ ٱللَّهِ

a¥ba¦tu f¢ dhimmati all¡hi

I begin this morning seeking the protection of Allah,

وَذِمَّةِ مَلاَئِكَتِهِ

wa dhimmati mal¡'ikatih¢

the protection of His angels,

وَذِمَمِ انْبِيَائِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ عَلَيهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ

wa dhimami anbiy¡'ih¢ wa rusulih¢ `alayhimu alssal¡mu

the protections of His prophets and messengers, peace be upon them,

وَذِمَّةِ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ

wa dhimmati mu¦ammadin ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lih¢

the protection of Mu¦ammad, peace be upon him and his Household,

وَذِمَمِ ٱلاوْصِيَاءِ مِنَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ

wa dhimami al-aw¥iy¡'i min ¡li mu¦ammadin `alayhimu alssal¡mu

and the protections of the Successors from Mu¦ammad’s progeny, peace be upon them.

آمَنْتُ بِسِرِّ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ وَعَلاَنِيَتِهِمْ

¡mantu bisirri ¡li mu¦ammadin `alayhimu alssal¡mu wa `al¡niyatihim

I believe in the secrets of Mu¦ammad’s progeny, peace be upon them, and in their open affairs

وَظَاهِرِهِمْ وَبَاطِنِهِمْ

wa ¨¡hirihim wa b¡§inihim

and in their exoteric and their esoteric affairs.

وَاشْهَدُ انَّهُمْ فِي عِلْمِ ٱللَّهِ وَطَاعَتِهِ

wa ash-hadu annahum f¢ `ilmi all¡hi wa §¡`atih¢

I bear witness that they, as regarding their knowledge of Allah and their obedience to Him,

كَمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ

ka-mu¦ammadin ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lih¢

are just like Mu¦ammad, peace be upon him and his Household.

It has been also narrated that one who says the following litany three times before the Dawn (Fajr) Prayer on Fridays will have all his sins forgiven even if they are as innumerable as swelling foams:

اسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ

astaghfiru all¡ha alladh¢ l¡ il¡ha ill¡ huwa

I pray the forgiveness of Allah save Whom there is no god;

ٱلْحَيُّ ٱلْقَيُّومُ

al¦ayyu alqayy£mu

the Ever-living and Ever-subsisting,

وَاتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ

wa at£bu ilayhi

and I turn in repentance to Him.


 

RECOMMENDED rites ON FRIDAYS

Too many are the recommended rites on Fridays; yet, we will briefly mention the following:

First: In the first unit of the Dawn Prayer, it is recommended to recite S£rah al-Jumu`ah (No. 62) and, in the second unit, S£rah al-Taw¦¢d (No. 112).

Second: Before saying any word, it is recommended to say the following  prayer after the Dawn Prayer so that all sins committed throughout the week will be forgiven PDF   Image MP3:

اَللَّهُمَّ مَا قُلْتُ فِي جُمُعَتِي هٰذِهِ مِنْ قَوْلٍ

all¡humma m¡ qultu f¢ jumu`at¢ h¡dhih¢ min qawlin

O Allah, whatever saying I have uttered this week,

اوْ حَلَفْتُ فِيهَا مِنْ حَلْفٍ

aw ¦alaftu f¢h¡ min ¦alfin

whatever oath I have taken during it,

اوْ نَذَرْتُ فِيهَا مِنْ نَذْرٍ

aw nadhartu f¢h¡ min nadhrin

and whatever vow I have made during it,

فَمَشِيَّتُكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ ذٰلِكَ  كُلِّهِ

famashiyyatuka bayna yaday dh¡lika kullih¢

verily, it is Your will that is before all that.

فَمَا شِئْتَ مِنْهُ انْ يَكُونَ كَانَ

fam¡ shi'ta minhu an yak£na k¡na

Hence, only that which You will to have effect will come to pass

وَمَا لَمْ تَشَا مِنْهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ

wa m¡ lam tasha' minhu lam yakun

and whatever You do not will to have effect will never come to pass.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱغْفِرْ لِي وَتَجَاوَزْ عَنِّي

all¡humma ighfir l¢ wa taj¡waz `ann¢

O Allah, (please) forgive me and overlook my offenses.

اَللَّهُمَّ مَنْ صَلَّيْتَ عَلَيْهِ فَصَلاَتِي عَلَيْهِ

all¡humma man ¥allayta `alayhi fa¥alat¢ `alayhi

O Allah, whosoever You bless, then I invoke Your blessings upon him

وَمَنْ لَعَنْتَ فَلَعْنَتِي عَلَيْهِ

wa man la`anta fala`nat¢ `alayhi

and whosoever You curse, then I invoke Your curse upon him.

This act should be done once a month at least.

It has been also narrated that one who, after the accomplishment of the Dawn Prayer on Fridays, does devotional acts and says supplications and invocations until sunrise will be raised seventy ranks to the Supreme Paradise.

Shaykh al-±£s¢ has recorded that it is highly recommended to say the following prayer after the Dawn Prayer on Fridays::Mp3

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي تَعَمَّدْتُ إِلَيْكَ بِحَاجَتِي

all¡humma inn¢ ta`ammadtu ilayka bi¦¡jat¢

O Allah, I am resorting to You with my needs,

وَ انْزَلْتُ إِلَيْكَ ٱلْيَوْمَ فَقْرِي

wa anzaltu ilayka alyawma faqr¢

and I am putting in Your presence my poverty,

وَفَاقَتِي وَمَسْكَنَتِي

wa f¡qat¢ wa maskanat¢

my indigence, and my deprivation.

فَانَا لِمَغْفِرَتِكَ ارْجىٰ مِنِّي لِعَمَلِي

fa-an¡ limaghfiratika arj¡ minn¢ li`amal¢

Verily, I hope for Your forgiveness more than I rely on my deeds.

وَلَمَغْفِرَتُكَ وَرَحْمَتُكَ اوْسَعُ مِنْ ذُنُوبِي

wa lamaghfiratuka wa ra¦matuka awsa`u min dhun£b¢

Indeed, Your forgiveness and Your mercy are more inclusive than my sins are.

فَتَوَلَّ قَضَاءَ كُلِّ حَاجَةٍ لِي بِقُدْرَتِكَ عَلَيْهَا

fatawalla qa¤¡'a kulli ¦¡jatin l¢ biqudratika `alayh¡

So, (please) embark on settling all my needs out of Your power over them,

وَتَيسِيرِ ذٰلِكَ عَلَيْكَ

wa tays¢ri dh¡lika `alayka

out of the easiness for You to do that,

وَلِفَقْرِي إِلَيْكَ

wa lifaqr¢ ilayka

and out of my urgent need for that.

فَإنِّي لَمْ اصِبْ خَيْراً قَطُّ إِلاَّ مِنَكَ

fa'inn¢ lam u¥ib khayran qa§§u ill¡ minka

Verily, I have not gained any good thing save from You

وَلَمْ يَصْرِفْ عَنِّي سُوءاً قَطُّ احَدٌ سِوَاكَ

wa lam ya¥rif `ann¢ s£'an qa§§u a¦adun siw¡ka

and none could ever repel evil from me save You.

وَلَسْتُ ارْجُو لآِخِرَتِي وَدُنْيَايَ

wa lastu arj£ li-¡khirat¢ wa duny¡ya wa

I hope for none to stand for me in my affairs of this world and the Next World

وَلاَ لِيَوْمِ فَقْرِي

liyawmi faqr¢

and on the day of my poverty,

يَوْمَ يُفْرِدُنِي ٱلنَاسُ فِي حُفْرَتِي

yawma yufridun¢ alnn¡su f¢ ¦ufrat¢

when people will leave me alone in my hole (i.e. grave)

وَافْضي إِلَيْكَ بِذَنْبِي سِوَاكَ

wa uf¤¢ ilayka bidhanb¢ siw¡ka

and I will then confess of my sins before You, except You.

 

Third: It has been narrated that one who says the following invocation after the ²uhr and Fajr Prayers on Fridays, as well as other days, will catch Imam al-Mahd¢ (`a) before he dies:

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin wa `ajjil farajahum

O Allah, bless Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad and hasten their Relief.

In addition, it has been narrated that one who repeats the aforesaid invocation one hundred times will have sixty of his requests granted for him—thirty in this worldly life and thirty on the Resurrection Day.

Fourth: It is recommended to recite S£rah al-Ra¦m¡n (No. 55) after the Fajr Prayer on Fridays and to say, "Laa bi-shay-in min alaa-ika rabbi ukad'dhibu" “None of Your favors do I deny,”([1]) wherever the verses, “Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny?” are recited.

Fifth: Shaykh al-±£s¢ has recorded that it is highly recommended to recite S£rah al-Taw¦¢d, to invoke Almighty Allah’s blessings upon Mu¦ammad and his Household, and to pray Him for forgiveness each one hundred times after the Fajr Prayer on Fridays. It is also highly recommended to recite S£rahs al-Nis¡' (No. 4), H£d (No. 11), al-Kahf (No. 18), al-¯¡ff¡t (No. 37), and al-Ra¦m¡n (No. 55) during that time.

Sixth: It is recommended to recite S£rah al-A¦q¡f (No. 46) and S£rah al-Mu'min£n (No. 23).

Imam al-¯¡diq (`a) is reported as saying that any one who recites S£rah al-A¦q¡f at Friday nights or on Fridays will not be inflicted by dismays in his worldly life and will be saved from the horrors on the Resurrection Day. The Imam (`a) is also reported as saying that any one who recites S£rah al-Mu'min£n regularly each Friday will come upon a happy end and will be granted an abode in the Supreme Paradise with the Prophets and Messengers of Almighty Allah.

Seventh: It is recommended to repeat S£rah al-K¡fir£n (No. 109) ten times before sunrise and then pray Almighty Allah so that all prayers will be answered.

It has been narrated that Imam `Al¢ ibn al-°usayn Zayn al-`ªbid¢n (`a) used to repeat reciting ªyah al-Kurs¢ (verse No. 255 of S£rah al-Baqarah No. 2) from early morning up to midday on Fridays. When he accomplished the obligatory prayers, he would recite S£rah al-Qadr (No. 97) frequently.

It is worth mentioning that to recite ªyah al-Kurs¢ in the form of revelation([2]) on Fridays achieves a great reward.

Eighth: GHUSL It is highly recommended to bathe oneself. In fact, this is one of the most confirmed rituals of Fridays. The Holy Prophet (¥) is reported to have instructed Imam `Al¢ (`a) by saying, “O `Al¢; wash yourself every Friday even if you have to purchase water with your daily provisions and have nothing to eat. Verily, no voluntary act is better than this.”

Imam al-¯¡diq (`a) is also reported to have said: Whoever washes himself on Fridays and, meanwhile, says the following   prayer will be pure all through that week:

اشْهَدُ انْ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ

ash-hadu an l¡ il¡ha ill¡ all¡hu

I bear witness that there is no god except Allah,

وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَريكَ لَهُ

wa¦dah£ l¡ shar¢ka lah£

the One, (there is) no associate with Him;

وَاشْهَدُ انَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

wa ash-hadu anna mu¦ammadan `abduh£ wa ras£luh£

and I testify that Mu¦ammad is His servant and His Messenger.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

O Allah, send blessings to Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad,

وَٱجْعَلْنِي مِنَ ٱلتَّوَّابِينَ

waj`aln¢ mina alttaww¡b¢na

and make me of those who turn to You constantly

وَٱجْعَلْنِي مِنَ ٱلْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ

waj`aln¢ mina almuta§ahhir¢na

and those who keep themselves pure and clean.

“Pure” in the aforesaid °ad¢th stands for purification from sins or acceptance of the deeds, which is thus moral purification.

In any case, it is important not to neglect bathing oneself on Fridays when possible. The recommended time of this bathing is between sunrise and midday. In addition, the nearer to midday the better.

Ninth: It is recommended to dye with hibiscus, for it saves from leprosy and insanity.

Tenth: It is also recommended to cut the mustache neatly and trim the nails so as not to miss the great merits of doing these acts. As has been mentioned in narrations, these acts bring about expansion in sustenance, cancellation of sins up to the next Friday, and security from insanity and leprosy. On doing that, it is recommended to say the following litany:

بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ

bismill¡hi

In the Name of Allah (I begin);

وَبِٱللَّهِ

wa bill¡hi

and by (the command of) Allah

وَعَلَىٰ سُنَّةِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

wa `al¡ sunnati mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

and according to the tradition of Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad (I do this).

It is also recommended, on cutting the nails, to start with the little finger of the left hand and end with that of the right hand. The same thing is applicable to the nails of the feet. Then, the cut nails should be buried.

Eleventh: It is recommended to apply perfume and put on the best of one’s clothes.

Twelfth: It is recommended to give alms, for the rewards are doubled up on Fridays and at Friday nights, as is confirmed by narrations, as one thousand folds as giving alms on other days.

Thirteenth: It is recommended to arrange fruits and wholesome meals to the family members so that Fridays will be their days of pleasure.

Fourteenth: It is recommended to eat pomegranate before breakfast and to eat seven leaves of endive before midday. In this connection, Imam M£s¡ al-K¡¨im (`a) is reported to have said, “The heart of him who eats a pomegranate before breakfast on Fridays will be enlightened for forty days. To eat two pomegranates increases the period of enlightenment to eighty days, and so on. It also dismisses the evil suggestions. Of course, to get rid of Satan’s suggestions is to stop acting disobediently to Almighty Allah; and to stop acting disobediently to Him allows entrance to Paradise.”

In al-Mi¥b¡¦, the author has said that to eat pomegranates on Fridays and at Friday nights achieves great merits.

Fifteenth: It is recommended to dedicate Fridays to learning the religious laws and instructions, not to wandering in others’ gardens, accompanying the vicious and the licentious, speaking about the others’ defects, laughing and guffawing, reciting poetry, and discussing useless subjects as well as similar matters. Disadvantages arisen from such matters are too many to be mentioned.

Imam Ja`far al-¯¡diq (`a) is reported as saying, “Woe to a Muslim who does not dedicate Fridays to learning the affairs of his religion.”

The Holy Prophet (¥) is also reported to have said, “If you, on Fridays, see old men telling the tales of infidelity and of the pre-Islamic era, you should then make their heads the targets of stones.”

Sixteenth: It is recommended to repeat one thousand times at least the invocation of blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household. Imam Mu¦ammad al-B¡qir (`a) is reported to have said, “For me, no act of worship is more favorable than invoking blessings upon the Prophet and his immaculate Household—may Allah bless them all—on Fridays.”

If there is not enough time to repeat this invocation one thousand times, it must be repeated one hundred times at least so that faces will be brightened on the Judgment Day.

It has been also narrated that all sins will be totally forgiven for those who repeat invocations of blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household one hundred times, repeat the following   prayer one hundred times, and recite S£rah al-Taw¦¢d (No. 112) one hundred times on Fridays:

اسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّهَ رَبّي وَاتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ

astaghfiru all¡ha rabb¢ wa at£bu ilayhi

I pray the forgiveness of Allah—my Lord, and I repent before Him.

It has been also narrated that to invoke blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his household is equal (in reward) to seventy times of going on °ajj.

Seventeenth: It is recommended to say the ritual Ziy¡rahs of the Holy Prophet and Imams, peace be upon them all. A section of this book is dedicated to the etiquettes and methods of Ziy¡rahs.

Eighteenth: It is recommended to visit the tombs of one’s relatives in general and parents in particular. Imam al-B¡qir (`a) is reported as saying, “Visit the graves of your relatives on Fridays, for they know about those who visit their graves and will be happy for that.”

Nineteenth: It is recommended to say Du`¡' al-Nudbah Supplication, which is one of the rites to be done on the Four Feast Days (i.e. `«d al-Fi§r—the first of Shaww¡l, `«d al-A¤¦¡—the tenth of Dhu’l-°ijjah, `«d al-Ghad¢r—the eighteenth of Dhu’l-°ijjah, and Fridays).


 

Prayers on Fridays

Twentieth: Excluding the Friday Supererogatory Prayer (N¡filat al-Jumu`ah), many other optional prayers are reported to be offered on Fridays. Although the majority of these prayers are not dedicated to Fridays, it is highly recommended to offer them on Fridays.

One of these prayers is al-¯al¡t al-K¡milah (The Perfect Prayer) that has been mentioned by many master scholars through numerous authentic series of reporters from Imam Ja`far al-¯¡diq on the authority of his honorable fathers on the authority of the Holy Prophet—Allah’s peace and blessings be upon them all. In this connection, the Holy Prophet (¥) is reported to have said: As for any one who, before midday on Fridays, offers a four-unit prayer and recites the following in each unit: (1) S£rah al-F¡ti¦ah ten times, (2) S£rah al-N¡s (No. 114) ten times, (3) S£rah al-Falaq (No. 113) ten times, (4) S£rah al-Taw¦¢d (No. 112) ten times, (5) S£rah al-K¡fir£n (No. 109) ten times, (6) ªyah al-Kurs¢ (2:155) ten times, [And, according to another narration, (7) S£rah al-Qadr (No. 97) ten times, (8) ªyat Shahidall¡h (3:18-19) ten times,] and, after the accomplishment of the prayer, (1) repeats the following statement one hundred times:

اسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّهَ

astaghfiru all¡ha

I implore for Allah’s forgiveness.

(2) repeats the following litany one hundred times:

سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ

sub¦¡na all¡hi

All glory be to Allah;

وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ

wal¦amdu lill¡hi

all praise be to Allah;

وَلاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ

wa l¡ il¡ha ill¡ all¡hu

there is no god save Allah;

وَٱللَّهُ اكْبَرُ

wall¡hu akbaru

Allah is the Greatest;

وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِٱللَّهِ ٱلْعَلِيِّ ٱلْعَظِيمِ

wa l¡ ¦awla wa l¡ quwwata ill¡ bill¡hi al`aliyyi al`a¨¢mi

and there is no power and no might save with Allah, the All-high, the All-Great.

(3) repeats the following invocation one hundred times:

O Allah, (please) bless Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad.

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

As for him who offers this prayer, Almighty Allah will save him from the evils of the inhabitants of the heavens, the inhabitants of the earth, the devil, and all unjust rulers.

Another Prayer

It has been narrated on the authority of al-°¡rith al-Hamad¡n¢ that Imam `Al¢ Am¢r al-Mu'min¢n (`a) said: If possible, offer on Fridays ten units of prayer with perfect genuflection (ruk£`) and prostration (suj£d) repeating the following litany one hundred times between each couple (i.e. two) of units:

All glory be to Allah and with the Praising of Him.

sub¦¡na all¡hi wa bi¦amdih¢

سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ

To offer this prayer brings about a great reward.

A Third Prayer

It has been authentically narrated that Imam al-¯¡diq (`a) said, “One who recites S£rahs Ibr¡h¢m (No. 14) and al-°ijr (No. 15) altogether in a two-unit prayer on Fridays will be saved from poverty, insanity, and misfortunes forever.”:-

 

Fourth to Twenty :-

Salaat of 14 Masomeen on Fridays click here

 

Invoking blessings on Masoomeen click here

 

Ja`far al-±ayy¡r’s Prayer


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أسْتَغْفِرُ الله الَّذِي لا إِلهَ إِلاّ هُوَ الحَيُّ القَيُّومُ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْه‌ِتَوْبَةَ عَبْدٍ خاضِعٍ مِسْكِينٍ مُسْتَكِينٍ،

I pray for the forgiveness of Allah; there is no god save Him, the Ever-living, the Self-Subsisting,

& I ask Him to accept my repentance, like that of a slave who is submissive, acquiescent, poor, despondent

 

 لايَسْتَطِيعُ لِنَفْسِهِ صَرْفا وَلا عَدْلاً وَلا نَفْعاً وَلا ضُرّا وَلا حَياةً وَلا مَوْتاً وَلانُشُوراً.

 وَصَلّى الله عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعِتْرَتِهِ الطَّيِّبِينَ الطّاهِرِينَ الاَخْيارِ الاَبْرارِ وَسَلّمَ تَسْلِيما

Not controlling for himself any injustice or justice, harm or profit, and not controlling death nor life nor raising (the dead) to life.

O Allah Please send Blessings upon Muhammad & his pure family ,the divine, righteous & good, Peace be on them

 

Twenty-First: Among the recommended acts on Fridays is that one may say the following   prayer at midday as is narrated by Mu¦ammad ibn Muslim on the authority of Imam Ja`far al-¯¡diq, peace be upon him. Yet, the following form of the supplication has been quoted from Shaykh al-±£s¢’s famous book entitled Mi¥b¡¦ al-Mutahajjid:Mp3

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ

il¡ha ill¡ all¡hu

There is no god save Allah.

وَٱللَّهُ اكْبَرُ

wall¡hu akbaru

Allah is the Most Great.

وَسُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ

wa sub¦¡na all¡hi

Glory be to Allah.

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَداً

wal¦amdu lill¡hi alladh¢ lam yattakhidh waladan

All praise be to Allah Who has not taken to Himself a son

وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيكٌ فِي ٱلْمُلْكِ

wa lam yakun lah£ shar¢kun f¢ almulki

nor has He had any partner in sovereignty

وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ وَلِيٌّ مِنَ ٱلذُّلِّ

wa lam yakun lah£ waliyyun mina aldhdhulli

nor does He need any to protect Him from humiliation,

وَكَبِّرْهُ تَكْبِيـراً

wa kabbirhu takb¢ran

and magnify Him for His greatness and glory.

You may then say the following:

يَا سَابِغَ ٱلنِّعَمِ

s¡bigha alnni`ami

O Conferrer of boon amply!

يَا دَافِعَ ٱلنِّقَمِ

d¡fi`a alnniqami

O Repeller of troubles!

يَا بَارِئَ ٱلنَّسَمِ

b¡ri'a alnnasami

O Maker of souls!

يَا عَلِيَّ ٱلْهِمَمِ

`aliyya alhimami

O Sublime in determinations!

يَا مُغْشِيَ ٱلظُّلَمِ

mughshiya al¨¨ulami

O Coverer [of daylight] with darkness!

يَا ذَا ٱلْجُودِ وَٱلْكَرَمِ

dhalj£di walkarami

O Lord of magnanimity and nobility!

يَا كَاشِفَ ٱلضُّرِّ وَٱلالَمِ

k¡shifa al¤¤urri wal-alami

O Remover of harm and pains!

يَا مُؤْنِسَ ٱلْمُسْتَوْحِشِينَ فِي ٱلظُّلَمِ

mu'nisa almustaw¦ish¢na f¢ al¨¨ulami

O Entertainer of those lonely in darkness!

يَا عَالِماً لاَ يُعَلَّمُ

`¡liman l¡ yu`allamu

O All-knowing Who never needs teaching!

صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

(Please) send blessings to Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad

وَٱفْعَلْ بِي مَا انْتَ اهْلُهُ

waf`al b¢ m¡ anta ahluh£

and do to me all that which befits You.

يَا مَنِ ٱسْمُهُ دَوَاءٌ

man ismuh£ daw¡'un

O He Whose Name is remedy,

وَذِكْرُهُ شِفَاءٌ

wa dhikruh£ shif¡'un

the remembrance of Whom is cure,

وَطَاعَتُهُ غَنَاءٌ

wa §¡`atuh£ ghan¡'un

and the obedience to Whom is sufficiency,

إِرْحَمْ مَنْ رَاْسُ مَالِهِ ٱلرَّجَاءُ

ir¦am man ra'su m¡lih¢ alrraj¡'u

(please) have mercy upon him whose wealth is only hope [for You]

وَسِلاَحُهُ ٱلْبُكَاءُ

wa sil¡¦uh£ albuk¡'u

and whose weapon is only weeping.

سُبْحَانَكَ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ

sub¦¡naka l¡ il¡ha ill¡ anta

Glory be to You. There is no god save You.

يَا حَنَّانُ يَا مَنَّانُ

¦ann¡nu y¡ mann¡nu

O All-tender, O All-Bestower,

يَا بَدِيعَ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلارْضِ

bad¢`a alssam¡w¡ti wal-ar¤i

O Fashioner of the heavens and the earth,

يَا ذَا ٱلْجَلاَلِ وَٱلإِكْرَامِ

dhaljal¡li wal-ikr¡mi

O Lord of majesty and honor.

Twenty-Second: It is recommended to recite S£rah al-Jumu`ah (No. 62) and S£rah al-Mun¡fiq£n (No. 63) in the ²uhr (noon) Prayer on Fridays and to recite S£rah al-Jumu`ah and S£rah al-Taw¦¢d in the `A¥r (afternoon) Prayer.

Shaykh al-¯ad£q has narrated that Imam Ja`far al-¯¡diq (`a) said: It is obligatory upon all believers who claim being adherents (Sh¢`ah) to us (i.e. to the Ahl al-Bayt) to recite S£rah al-Jumu`ah and S£rah al-A`l¡ (No. 78) in the obligatory prayers at Friday nights and to recite S£rah al-Jumu`ah and S£rah al-Mun¡fiq£n in the ²uhr Prayer on Fridays. One who does so will be regarded as following the example of the Holy Messenger, peace be upon him and his Household, and Almighty Allah will award him Paradise.

Shaykh al-Kulayn¢ has narrated in a semi-authentic narration that al-°alab¢ asked Imam Ja`far al-¯¡diq (`a) whether one should recite the ²uhr Prayer audibly on Fridays (in case one cannot attend the congregational Friday Prayer). The Imam (`a) answered on the affirmative and confirmed that one should recite S£rah al-Jumu`ah and al-Mun¡fiq£n in the ²uhr Prayer on Fridays.

Twenty-Third: With reference to the post-prayer litanies in general and the supplications to be said after the Friday ²uhr Prayer, Shaykh al-±£s¢ has quoted Imam Ja`far al-¯¡diq (`a) as saying: Whoever recites on Friday after the concluding part of the ²uhr Prayer the following parts of the Holy Qur'¡n, will be under the divine protection all over the week:

(1) S£rah al-F¡ti¦ah seven times, (2) S£rah al-N¡s seven times, (3) S£rah al-Falaq seven times, (4) S£rah al-Taw¦¢d seven times, (5) S£rah al-K¡fir£n seven times,

(6) the last two verses of S£rah al-Tawbah (No. 9),

لَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُم بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ ﴿١٢٨﴾ فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَقُلْ حَسْبِيَ اللَّـهُ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ ۖ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ ﴿١٢٩

 (7) the final verses of S£rah al-°ashr,

لَوْ أَنزَلْنَا هَـٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ عَلَىٰ جَبَلٍ لَّرَأَيْتَهُ خَاشِعًا مُّتَصَدِّعًا مِّنْ خَشْيَةِ اللَّـهِ ۚ وَتِلْكَ الْأَمْثَالُ نَضْرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ ﴿٢١﴾ هُوَ اللَّـهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ ۖ هُوَ الرَّحْمَـٰنُ الرَّحِيمُ ﴿٢٢﴾ هُوَ اللَّـهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ ۚ سُبْحَانَ اللَّـهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ﴿٢٣﴾ هُوَ اللَّـهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ ۖ لَهُ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ ۚيُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ ﴿٢٤

and (8) the final 5 verses of S£rah ªl-`Imr¡n.

إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ لَآيَاتٍ لِّأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ ﴿١٩٠ الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّـهَ قِيَامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلَىٰ جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَـٰذَا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ ﴿١٩١ رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ مَن تُدْخِلِ النَّارَ فَقَدْ أَخْزَيْتَهُ ۖوَمَا لِلظَّالِمِينَ مِنْ أَنصَارٍ ﴿١٩٢ رَّبَّنَا إِنَّنَا سَمِعْنَا مُنَادِيًا يُنَادِي لِلْإِيمَانِ أَنْ آمِنُوا بِرَبِّكُمْ فَآمَنَّا ۚ رَبَّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَاتِنَا وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ الْأَبْرَارِ ﴿١٩٣ رَبَّنَا وَآتِنَا مَا وَعَدتَّنَا عَلَىٰ رُسُلِكَ وَلَا تُخْزِنَا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ ۗ إِنَّكَ لَا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ ﴿١٩٤

 

 

 (6) the last two verses of S£rah al-Tawbah (No. 9), (7) the final verses of S£rah al-°ashr, and (8) the final verses of S£rah ªl-`Imr¡n.

Twenty-Fourth: Imam Ja`far al-¯¡diq (`a) is also reported to have said: If one says the following  prayer after the Fajr Prayer or the ²uhr Prayer, no sin will be recorded against him for a whole year:

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْ صَلاَتَكَ

all¡humma ij`al ¥alaw¡tika

O Allah, (please do) let Your blessings

وَصَلاَةَ مَلاَئكَتِكَ وَرُسُلِكَ

wa ¥alata mal¡'ikatika wa rusulika

and the blessings of Your angels and Messengers

عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

`al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

be on Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad.

Imam Ja`far al-¯¡diq (`a) is also reported to have said: If one says the following  prayer after the Fajr Prayer or the ²uhr Prayer (on Fridays), he will not die before he catches the age of Imam al-Mahd¢, peace be upon him:

O Allah, send blessings to Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad and hasten their Relief.

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin wa `ajjil farajahum

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ

The earlier supplication also brings about security from misfortunes up to the next Friday if it is repeated three times after the Friday ²uhr Prayer.

It has been also narrated that one who invokes Almighty Allah’s blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household, peace be upon them, between the two obligatory ²uhr and `A¥r prayers will have the reward of offering a seventy-unit prayer.

Twenty-Fifth: It is recommended to say the following two supplications of al-¯a¦¢fah al-Sajj¡diyyah al-K¡milah:

(1)

يَا مَنْ يَرْحَمُ مَنْ لاَ يَرْحَمُهُ ٱلْعِبَادُ…

y¡ man yar¦amu man l¡ yar¦amuhu al`ib¡du…

O He Who has mercy upon him toward whom the servants show no mercy…

(2)

اَللَّهُمَّ هٰذَا يَوْمٌ مُبَارَكٌ مَيْمُونٌ…

all¡humma h¡dh¡ yawmun mub¡rakun maym£nun…

O Allah, this is a blessed and fortunate day…

Then, supplicate as seems proper to you and invoke blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household one thousand times. Thus was Imam Zayn al-`ªbid¢n (`a) used to doing.

Twenty-Sixth: In his book of Mi¥b¡¦ al-Mutahajjid, Shaykh al-±£s¢ says that the Holy Imams, peace be upon them, are reported to have said: When one offers, after the obligatory ²uhr Prayer on Fridays, a two-unit prayer reciting in each unit S£rah al-F¡ti¦ah once and repeating S£rah al-Taw¦¢d seven times and after accomplishment says the following   prayer, one will be saved against all misfortunes and seditious matters up to the next Friday, and will be joined with Prophet Mu¦ammad, peace be upon him and his Household, and Prophet Abraham, peace be upon him:

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنِي مِنْ اهْلِ ٱلْجَنَّةِ

all¡humma ij`aln¢ min ahli aljannati

O Allah, include me with the inhabitants of Paradise

ٱلَّتِي حَشُوهَا ٱلْبَرَكَةُ

allat¢ ¦ashwuh¡ albarakatu

whose stuffing is blessing

وَعُمَّارُهَا ٱلْمَلاَئِكَةُ

wa `umm¡ruh¡ almal¡'ikatu

and whose constructors are the angels

مَعَ نَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ

ma`a nabiyyin¡ mu¦ammadin

with our Prophet Mu¦ammad,

صَلَّىٰ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ

¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lih¢

peace of Allah be upon him and his Household,

وَابِينَا إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ

wa ab¢n¡ ibr¡h¢ma `alayhi alssal¡mu

and our father Abraham, peace be upon him.

Commenting on this supplication, Shaykh al-±£s¢ instructs that one who is not from the Holy Prophet’s offspring should say, “his father (ab¢hi)” instead of “our father (ab¢n¡).”

Twenty-Seventh: It has been narrated that the best hours of Fridays are these coming after the `A¥r Prayer. Accordingly, it is recommended to repeat the following invocation one hundred times at that time:

اللَّهُمُّ صَلّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin wa `ajjil farajahum

O Allah, bless Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad and hasten their Relief.

Adding to this, Shaykh al-±£s¢ says that it is recommended to repeat the following invocation one hundred times at that time:

صَلَوَاتُ اللّهِ وَملاَئِكَتِهِ

¥alaw¡tu all¡hi wa mal¡'ikatih¢

The blessings of Allah, His angels,

وَانْبِيَائِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ

wa anbiy¡'ih¢ wa rusulih¢

His prophets, His messengers,

وَجَميعِ خَلْقِهِ

wa jam¢`i khalqih¢

and all of His creatures

عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

`al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

be upon Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad.

وَٱلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمْ

walssal¡mu `alayhi wa `alayhim

And peace be upon him and upon them

وَعَلَىٰ ارْوَاحِهِمْ وَاجْسَادِهِمْ

wa `al¡ arw¡¦ihim wa ajs¡dihim

and upon their souls and bodies.

وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

wa ra¦matu all¡hi wa barak¡tuhu

So be Allah’s mercy and blessings.

The reverent scholar, Ibn Idr¢s, has quoted in his book entitled al-Sar¡'ir that it has been recorded in the book of J¡mi` complied by al-Bizani§¢ on the authority of Ab£-Ba¥¢r that Imam Ja`far al-¯¡diq (`a) has said: To invoke Almighty Allah’s blessings upon the Prophet and his Household in the time between the ²uhr and `A¥r Prayers (on Fridays) is equal (in reward) to seventy times of °ajj Pilgrimage. Moreover, one who says the following invocation after the `A¥r Prayer on Fridays will be awarded the reward of the righteous deeds of all men and jinn on that day:Mp3

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

O Allah, bless Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad—

ٱلاوْصِيَاءِ ٱلْمَرْضِيِّينَ

al-aw¥iy¡'i almar¤iyy¢na

the Successors and the pleased—

بِافْضَلِ صَلَوَاتِكَ

bi-af¤ali ¥alaw¡tika

with the best of Your blessings,

وَبَارِكْ عَلَيْهِمْ

wa b¡rik `alayhim

and confer upon them

بِافْضَلِ بَرَكَاتِكَ

bi-af¤ali barak¡tika

with the best of your favors.

وَٱلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْهِمْ

wa alssal¡mu `alayhim

And peace be upon them

وَعَلَىٰ ارْوَاحِهِمْ وَاجْسَادِهِمْ

wa `al¡ arw¡¦ihim wa ajs¡dihim

and upon their souls and bodies;

وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

wa ra¦matu all¡hi wa barak¡tuhu

and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon them.

Books of master scholars of °ad¢th have authentically narrated great rewards for saying this invocation. However, it is better to repeat it seven times and even ten times. In this respect, Imam Ja`far al-¯¡diq (`a) is reported as saying: One who repeats this invocation ten times immediately after the `A¥r Prayer on Fridays will receive the blessings of the angels up to the next Friday and the very hour. The Imam (`a) is also reported as saying: When you offer the `A¥r Prayer on Friday, repeat this invocation afterward seven times.

In al-K¡f¢, Shaykh al-Kulayn¢ has narrated the following: When you accomplish the `A¥r Prayer on Friday, say the following invocation, for if one says it at that time, Almighty Allah will record for him one hundred thousand rewards, erase one hundred thousand of his evildoings, grant him one hundred thousand requests, and elevate him one hundred thousand ranks:

 

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

O Allah, bless Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad

ٱلاوْصِيَاءِ ٱلْمَرْضِيِّينَ

al-aw¥y¡'i almar¤iyy¢na

the Successors and the pleased

بِافْضَلِ صَلَوَاتِكَ

bi-af¤ali ¥alaw¡tika

with the best of Your blessings,

وَبَارِكْ عَلَيْهِمْ

wa b¡rik `alayhim

and confer upon them

بِافْضَلِ بَرَكَاتِكَ

bi-af¤ali barak¡tika

with the best of your favors.

وَٱلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمْ

wa alssal¡mu `alayhi wa `alayhim

And peace be upon him and them

وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

wa ra¦matu all¡hi wa barak¡tuh£

and Allah’s mercy and blessings be also upon them.

He adds that if one repeats the same invocation seven times, Almighty Allah will give him rewards as many as His servants, accept his deeds on that day, and place light between his eyes on the Resurrection Day.

Later on, we will mention (within the devotional rites on the `Araf¡t Day) a form of invocation of Almighty Allah’s  blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household; to say this invocation delights Prophet Mu¦ammad and his Household—peace be upon them all.

Twenty-Eighth: It is recommended to repeat the following  prayer seventy times after the `A¥r Prayer so that sins will be forgiven:

اسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّهَ وَاتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ

astaghfiru all¡ha wa at£bu ilayhi

I pray the forgiveness of Allah and I repent before Him.

Twenty-ninth: It is recommended to recite S£rah al-Qadr (No. 97) one hundred times. Imam M£s¡ al-K¡¨im (`a) is reported as saying: On Fridays, Almighty Allah has one thousand gifts of mercy. He grants a servant whatever number He wills. Thus, He grants the servant who recites S£rah al-Qadr one hundred times after the `A¥r Prayer on Fridays all these gifts and their like.

Thirtieth: It is recommended to say the famous supplication known as,Dua Ashraat after Asr .

 

Thirty-First: Shaykh al-±£s¢ has mentioned that the last hour of Friday, which lasts to sunset, is the hour in which prayers are responded. Therefore, it is required to pray Almighty Allah insistently at that hour. It has been also narrated that this hour begins when half of the sun disk sets and the other half only remains visible. Lady F¡§imah al-Zahr¡', peace be upon her, used to pray at this hour so that her prayers be answered. It is also recommended to say the following that is reported from the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him and his Household: JPG

سُبْحَانَكَ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ

sub¦¡naka l¡ il¡ha ill¡ anta

Glory be to You! There is no god save You!

يَا حَنَّانُ يَا مَنَّانُ

¦ann¡nu y¡ mann¡nu

O All-tender! O All-bestower!

يَا بَدِيعَ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلارْضِ

bad¢`a alssam¡w¡ti wal-ar¤i

O Fashioner of the heavens and the earth!

يَا ذَا ٱلْجَلاَلِ وَٱلإكْرَامِ

dhaljal¡li wal-ikr¡mi

O Lord of Majesty and Honor.

It is also recommended to say the famous  prayer known asDua-e-Simaat ( Fri evening before sunset)  

It is worth mentioning that Friday has relationship with Imam al-Mahd¢—may Allah hasten his advent—from several aspects. On Friday, Imam al-Mahd¢ was born and on Friday, his delightful advent shall be. Hence, to expect Relief on Friday should be more intense than other days. In Imam al-Mahd¢’s private Ziy¡rah on Fridays that will be mentioned later on in this book, the following statement is mentioned:

هٰذَا يَوْمُ ٱلْجُمُعَةِ

h¡dh¡ yawmu aljumu`ati

Today is Friday,

وَهُوَ يَوْمُكَ ٱلْمُتَوَقَّعُ فِيهِ ظُهُورُكَ

wa huwa yawmuka almutawaqqa`u f¢hi ¨uh£ruka

which is your day on which we expect your advent

وَٱلْفَرَجُ فِيهِ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَىٰ يَدِكَ

walfaraju f¢hi lilmu'min¢na `al¡ yadika

that will bring about relief to the believers at your hands.

In fact, Friday has been decided as feast day just because it is the day on which Imam al-Mahd¢ (`a) will reappear in order to purify the entire earth from the filth of polytheism and atheism and from the dirt of acts of disobedience to Almighty Allah and from sins. He shall also annihilate the tyrants, the infidels, and the hypocrites. Thus, true believers shall be delighted and their hearts shall be tranquil since the Word of Truth shall prevail over all things and the true religion and creed shall be the dominant. On that day, too, the earth shall beam with the Light of its Lord. In view of that, it is highly recommended to say the major invocation of blessings upon the Holy Prophet and the Ahl al-Bayt. It is also highly advisable to say the supplication that Imam `Al¢ ibn M£s¡ al-Ri¤¡ (`a) advised to be said for the sake of Imam al-Mahd¢, peace be upon him. The supplication, which will be cited in this book later on, begins with the following statement:

اللَّهُمَّ ٱدْفَعْ عَنْ وَلِيِّكَ

all¡humma idfa` `an waliyyika

O Allah, defend Your friend

وَخَلِيفَتِكَ وَحُجَّتِكَ عَلَىٰ خَلْقِكَ…

wa khal¢fatika wa ¦ujjatika `al¡ khalqika…

and representative—a decisive argument for humankind…

It is also recommended to say the supplication that Shaykh Ab£-`Amr al-`Amr¢ dictated to Ab£-`Al¢ ibn Hamm¡m and advised him to say it during the Occultation of Imam al-Mahd¢, peace be upon him. Because this book is intended to be as brief as possible, this long supplication will be omitted. Yet, the gentle reader may find it, as well as the previously mention major invocation of blessings upon the Holy Prophet and the Ahl al-Bayt, in the books of Mi¥b¡¦ al-Mutahajjid and Jam¡l al-Usb£`.

It is also necessary not to overlook the famous invocation of blessings upon the Holy Prophet and the Ahl al-Bayt, peace be upon them, that is ascribed to Abu’l-°asan al-®arr¡b al-I¥fah¡n¢. Shaykh al-±£s¢ and Sayyid Ibn ±¡w£s have included this famous invocation with the recommended rites of Friday afternoons. Confirming its significance and writing down the series of its reporters, Sayyid Ibn ±¡w£s adds, “This invocation is reported from our master Imam al-Mahd¢, peace be upon him. So, if you have to neglect all the post-prayer litanies on Friday, try not to overlook this invocation for a matter that Almighty Allah has shown to me.”


 

As for Shaykh al-±£s¢, he says, “This invocation is reported from the Patron of the Age, Imam al-Mahd¢, peace be upon him. It was shown to Abu’l-°asan al-®arr¡b in Makkah.”


 

([1]) l¡ bishay'in min ¡l¡'ika rabbi ukadhdhibu.

([2]) `All¡mah al-Majlis¢ says that ªyah al-Kurs¢ in the form of revelation, according to the narration of `Al¢ ibn Ibr¡h¢m and Shaykh al-Kulayn¢, is as follows:

اللَّهُ لا إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ ٱلْحَيُّ ٱلْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلا نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي ٱلاَرْضِ (وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا وَمَا تَحْتَ ٱلثَّرَى) (عَالِمُ ٱلْغَيْبِ وَٱلشَّهَادَةِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ) مَنْ ذَا ٱلَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ َّلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلاَرْضَ وَلاَ يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ ﭐلْعَلِيُّ ﭐلْعَظِيمُ. لاَ إِكْرَاهَ فِي ﭐلدِّينِ قَدْ تَبَيَّنَ ﭐلرُّشْدُ مِنْ ﭐلْغَيِّ فَمَنْ يَكْفُرْ بٱلطَّاغُوتِ وَيُؤْمِنْ بِٱللَّهِ فَقَدِ ٱسْتَمْسَكَ بِٱلْعُرْوَةِ ٱلْوُثْقَى لاَ ٱنفِصَامَ لَهَا وَٱللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ. اللَّهُ وَلِيُّ ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُوٱ يُخْرِجُهُمْ مِنْ ٱلظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى ٱلنُّورِ وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوٱ اَوْلِيَاؤُهُمُ ٱلطَّاغُوتُ يُخْرِجُونَهُمْ مِنَ ٱلنُّورِ إِلَى ٱلظُّلُمَاتِ اُوْلَئِكَ اَصْحَابُ ٱلنَّارِ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ.

“Allah is He besides Whom there is no god, the Ever-living, the Self-subsisting by Whom all subsist; slumber does not overtake Him nor sleep; whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth (and what is between them two and what is beneath the ground) is His; (the Knower of the unseen and the seen; the Beneficent, the Merciful); Who is he that can intercede with Him but by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them, and they cannot comprehend anything out of His knowledge except what He pleases, His knowledge extends over the heavens and the earth, and the preservation of them both tires Him not, and He is the Most High, the Great. There is no compulsion in religion; truly, the right way has become clearly distinct from error; therefore, whoever disbelieves in Satan and believes in Allah he indeed has laid hold on the firmest handle, which shall not break off, and Allah is Hearing, Knowing. Allah is the guardian of those who believe. He brings them out of the darkness into the light; and (as to) those who disbelieve, their guardians are Shaitans who take them out of the light into the darkness; they are the inmates of the fire, in it they shall abide.”

Translator’s Note: This does not mean that ªyah al-Kurs¢ was revealed in this very form; rather, it means that one may say these additional phrases while reciting these holy verses. Verily, the Holy Qur'¡n is free from any decrease, addition, or distortion, because it is Almighty Allah Who has promised to guard it from all distortion:

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We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).