Duas for Morning & Evening

Duas for Morning & Evening
The following are ten supplicatory prayers that are advisably said in mornings and evenings:
First: Imam al-Sadiq (`a) is reported to have said that Imam `Ali ibn al-Husayn Zayn al-`ªbidin (`a) used to begin his day with the following supplicatory statement
أَبْتَدِئُ يَوْمِي هٰذَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْ نِسْيَانِي وَعَجَلَتِي
abtati'u yawmi hadha bayna yaday nisyani wa `ajalati
I begin this day of mine before I should forget or hurry with:
بِسْمِ ﭐللَّهِ
bismillahi
‘In the Name of Allah’
وَمَا شَاءَ ﭐللَّهُ
wa ma sha'a allahu
and ‘Only what Allah wills (shall come to pass).’
Second: Imam al-Sadiq (`a) is reported to have said: Whoever repeats the following saying three times in the evening, will be surrounded by one of the wings of Archangel Gabriel up to the next morning:
أَسْتَوْدِعُ ﭐللَّهَ ﭐلْعَلِيَّ ﭐلأَعْلَىٰ
astawdi`u allaha al`aliyya al-a`la
I entrust with Allah the Most High, the All-high,
ﭐلْجَلِيلَ ﭐلْعَظِيمَ
aljalila al`azima
the All-majestic, and the All-great
نَفْسِي وَمَنْ يَعْنِينِي أَمْرُهُ
nafsi wa man ya`nini amruhu
my self and whatever concerns me.
أَسْتَوْدِعُ ﭐللَّهَ نَفْسِي
astawdi`u allaha nafsi
I entrust my self with Allah
ﭐلْمَرْهُوبَ ﭐلْمَخُوفَ
almarhuba almakhufa
the feared, the dreaded,
ﭐلْمُتَضَعْضِعَ لِعَظَمَتِهِ كُلُّ شَيْ‏ءٍ
almutada`di`a li`azamatihi kullu shay'in
and to Whose greatness all things submit.
Third: Imam al-Sadiq (`a) is also reported to have said: You may receive your evening with the following supplicatory prayer:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِنْدَ إِقْبَالِ لَيْلِكَ
allahumma inni as'aluka `inda iqbali laylika
O Allah, I beseech You at the coming of Your night,
وَإِدْبَارِ نَهَارِكَ
wa idbari naharika
the departure of Your daytime,
وَحُضُورِ صَلَوَاتِكَ
wa huduri salawatika
the presence of the prayers to You,
وَأَصْوَاتِ دُعَائِكَ
wa aswati du`a'ika
and the voices of supplications to You
أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ…
an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin…
to bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad and to
You may now submit your requests.…
Fourth: Imam al-Sadiq (`a) is also reported to have said: My father (`a) used to begin his morning with the following supplicatory prayer:
بِسْمِ ﭐللَّهِ وَبِٱللَّهِ
bismillahi wa billahi
In the Name of Allah (I begin), in Allah (I put my trust),
وَإِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ
wa ila allahi
to Allah (I resort),
وَفِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ
wa fi sabili allahi
in the way of Allah (I proceed),
وَعَلَىٰ مِلَّةِ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
wa `ala millati rasuli allahi
and the principles of Allah’s Messenger,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
may Allah bless him and his Household (I follow).
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱحْفَظْنِي بِحِفْظِ ٱلإِيـمَانِ
allahumma ihfazni bihifzi al-imani
O Allah, (please) protect me with the protection of faith
مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيَّ وَمِنْ خَلْفِي
min bayni yadayya wa min khalfi
before me, behind me,
وَعَنْ يَمِينِي وَعَنْ شِمَالِي
wa `an yamini wa `an shimali
to my right side, to my left side,
وَمِنْ فَوْقِي وَمِنْ تَحْتِي
wa min fawqi wa min tahti
above me, beneath me,
وَمِنْ قِبَلِي
wa min qibali
and in front of me.
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ
la ilaha illa anta
There is no god save You.
لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِٱللَّهِ
la hawla wala quwwata illa billahi
There is neither might nor power except with Allah.
نَسْأَلُكَ ٱلْعَفْوَ وَٱلْعَافِيَةَ
nas'aluka al`afwa wal`afiyata
We beseech You for pardon and wellbeing
مِنْ كُلِّ سُوءٍ وَشَرٍّ
min kulli su'in wa sharrin
from all wicked matters and all evils
فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
fi alddunya wal-akhirati
in this world and the Hereafter.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ عَذَابِ ٱلْقَبْرِ
allahumma inni a`udhu bika min `adhabi alqabri
O Allah, I pray for Your protection against the chastisement in the grave,
وَمِنْ ضَغْطَةِ ٱلْقَبْرِ
wa min daghtati alqabri
the pressure of graves,
وَمِنْ ضِيقِ ٱلْقَبْرِ
wa min diqi alqabri
and the tightness of graves.
وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ سَطَوَاتِ ٱللَّيْلِ وَٱلنَّهَارِ
wa a`udhu bika min satawati allayli walnnahari
I pray Your protection against the calamities in nights and days.
اَللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ ٱلْمَشْعَرِ ٱلْحَرَامِ
allahumma rabba almash`ari alharami
O Allah, Lord of the Sacred Monument,
وَرَبَّ ٱلْبَلَدِ ٱلْحَرَامِ
wa rabba albaladi alharami
the Sacred City,
وَرَبَّ ٱلْحِلِّ وَٱلإِحْرَامِ
wa rabba alhilli wal-ihrami
the lawful, and the consecration,
أَبْلِغْ مُحَمَّداً وَآلَ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِّيَ ٱلسَّلاَمَ
abligh muhammadan wa ala muhammadin `anni alssalama
(please) convey peace to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad on behalf of me.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِدِرْعِكَ ٱلْحَصِينَةِ
allahumma inni a`udhu bidir`ika alhasinati
O Allah, I pray the protection of Your invulnerable armor
وَأَعُوذُ بِجَمْعِكَ
wa a`udhu bijam`ika
and I pray the protection of Your Wholeness
أَنْ تُمِيتَنِي غَرَقاً أَوْ حَرَقاً
an tumitani gharaqan aw haraqan
lest that You might cause me to die drowned, burned,
أَوْ شَرَقاً أَوْ قَوَداً
aw sharaqan aw qawadan
choked, beaten,
أَوْ صَبْراً أَوْ مُسَمّاً
aw sabran aw musamman
murdered, poisoned,
أَوْ تَرَدِّياً فِي بِئْرٍ
aw taraddiyan fi bi'rin
fallen in a well,
أَوْ أَكِيلَ السَّبُعِ
aw akila alssabu`i
eaten by a beast,
أَوْ مَوْتَ ٱلْفُجَاءَةِ
aw mawta alfuja'ati
sudden death,
أَوْ بِشَيْ‏ءٍ مِنْ مِيْتَاتِ ٱلسَّوءِ
aw bishay'in min mitati alssu'i
or any violent death;
وَلٰكِنْ أَمِتْنِي عَلَىٰ فِرَاشِي
wa lakin amitni `ala firashi
rather, cause me to die on my bed
فِي طَاعَتِكَ وَطَاعَةِ رَسُولِكَ
fi ta`atika wa ta`ati rasulika
obeying You and Your Messenger,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
may Allah bless him and his Household,
مُصِيباً لِلْحَقِّ غَيْرَ مُخْطِىءٍ
musiban lilhaqqi ghayra mukhti'in
following the truth unfailingly,
أَوْ فِي ٱلصَّفِّ ٱلَّذِينَ نَعَتَّهُمْ فِي كِتَابِكَ
aw fi alssaffi alladhina na`attahum fi kitabika
or to die in the ranks that You have described in Your Book
كَأَنَّهُمْ بُنْيَانٌ مَرْصُوصٌ
ka'annahum bunyanun marsusun
as a solid structure.
أُعِيذُ نَفْسِي وَوَلَدِي
u`idhu nafsi wa waladi
I pray for myself, my children,
وَمَا رَزَقَنِي رَبِّي
wa ma razaqani rabbi
and whatever my Lord has provided me
بِـ: «قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ ٱلْفَلَقِ.
biqul a`udhu birabbi alfalaqi
the protection of “Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the dawn
مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ.
min sharri ma khalaqa
from the evil of what He has created,
وَمِنْ شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ.
wa min sharri ghasiqin idha waqaba
from the evil of the utterly dark night when it comes,
وَمِنْ شَرِّ ٱلنَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي ٱلْعُقَدِ.
wa min sharri alnnaffathati fi al`uqadi
from the evil of those who blow on knots,
وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ.»
wa min sharri hasidin idha hasada
and from the evil of the envious when he envies.”
وَأُعِيذُ نَفْسِي وَوَلَدِي
wa u`idhu nafsi wa waladi
I pray for myself, my children,
وَمَا رَزَقَنِي رَبِّي
wa ma razaqani rabbi
and whatever my Lord has provided me
بِـ: «قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ ٱلنَّاسِ.
biqul a`udhu birabbi alnnasi
the protection of “Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of men,
مَلِكِ ٱلنَّاسِ.
maliki alnnasi
the King of men,
إِلٰهِ ٱلنَّاسِ.
ilahi alnnasi
the god of men,
مِنْ شَرِّ ٱلْوَسْوَاسِ ٱلْخَنَّاسِ.
min sharri alwaswasi alkhannasi
from the evil of the whisperings of the slinking (Satan)
ٱلَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ ٱلنَّاسِ.
alladhi yuwaswisu fi suduri alnnasi
who whispers into the hearts of men
مِنْ ٱلْجِنَّةِ وَٱلنَّاسِ.»
min aljinnati wa(a)lnnasi
from among the jinn and the men.”
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ عَدَدَ مَا خَلَقَ ٱللَّهُ
alhamdu lillahi `adada ma khalaqa allahu
Praise be to Allah as many as what Allah has created.
وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ مِثْلَ مَا خَلَقَ
walhamdu lillahi mithla ma khalaqa
Praise be to Allah as same as what He has created.
وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ مِلْ‏ءَ مَا خَلَقَ
walhamdu lillahi mil'a ma khalaqa
Praise be to Allah as full as what He has created.
وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ مِدَادَ كَلِمَاتِهِ
walhamdu lillahi midada kalimatihi
Praise be to Allah as much as the ink of His Words.
وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ زِنَةَ عَرْشِهِ
walhamdu lillahi zinata `arshihi
Praise be to Allah as weighty as His Throne.
وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رِضَا نَفْسِهِ
walhamdu lillahi rida nafsihi
Praise be to Allah as much as it pleases Him.
وَلاَ إِلٰهَ إلاَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْحَلِيمُ ٱلْكَرِيمُ
wa la ilaha illa allahu alhalimu alkarimu
There is no god save Allah the Forbearing and All-generous.
وَلاَ إِلٰهَ إلاَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْعَلِيُّ ٱلْعَظِيمُ
wa la ilaha illa allahu al`aliyu al`azimu
There is no god save Allah the Most High and All-great.
سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلسَّمَوَاتِ وَٱلأَرَضِينَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا
subhana allahi rabbi alssamawati wal-aradina wa ma baynahuma
Glory be to Allah the Lord of the heavens, the layers of the earth, and whatsoever is between them
وَرَبِّ ٱلْعَرْشِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ
wa rabbi al`arshi al`azimi
and the Lord of the great Throne.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ دَرَكِ ٱلشَّقَاءِ
allahumma inni a`udhu bika min daraki alshshqa'i
O Allah, I pray Your protection against encounter of misery
وَمِنْ شَمَاتَةِ ٱلأَعْدَاءِ
wa min shamatati al-a`da'i
and gloating of the enemies.
وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ ٱلْفَقْرِ وَٱلْوَقْرِ
wa a`udhu bika min alfaqri walwaqri
I pray Your protection against poverty and rupture.
وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ سُوءِ ٱلْمَنْظَرِ
wa a`udhu bika min su'i almanzari
I pray Your protection against evil result
فِي ٱلأَهْلِ وَٱلْمَالِ وَٱلْوَلَدِ
fi al-ahli walmali walwaladi
with regard to the wife, the property, and the children.
It is then recommended to repeat ten times the invocation of Almighty Allah’s blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household:
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad.
Fifth: Imam al-Sadiq (`a) is also reported to have said: When you perform the Sunset and the Dawn Prayers, you should repeat the following statement seven times:
اَللَّهُمَّ لَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ
allahumma laka alhamdu
O Allah, all praise be to You.
أَحْمَدُكَ وَأَسْتَعِينُكَ
ahmaduka wa asta`inuka
I praise You and seek Your help.
وَأَنْتَ رَبِّي
wa anta rabbi
You are my Lord
وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ
wa ana `abduka
and I am Your servant.
أَصْبَحْتُ عَلَىٰ عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ
asbahtu `ala `ahdika wa wa`dika
I begin this morning committing myself to my pledge and promise to You,
وَأُؤْمِنُ بِوَعْدِكَ
wa u'minu biwa`dika
having faith in Your promise,
وَأُوفِي بِعَهْدِكَ مَا ٱسْتَطَعْتُ
wa ufi bi`ahdika ma istata`tu
and fulfilling my covenant to You as much as I can.
وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِٱللَّهِ
wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi
There is neither might nor power except with Allah,
وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ
wahdahu la sharika lahu
One and Only and having no associate with Him.
وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ
wa ashhadu anna muhammadan `abduhu wa rasuluhu
I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.
أَصْبَحْتُ عَلَىٰ فِطْرَةِ ٱلإِسْلاَمِ
asbahtu `ala fitrati al-islami
I am in this morning following the nature of Islam,
وَكَلِمَةِ ٱلإِخْلاَصِ
wa kalimati al-ikhlasi
the creed of sincerity,
وَمِلَّةِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ
wa millati ibrahima
the principles of Abraham,
وَدِينِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa dini muhammadin
and the faith of Muhammad,
صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْهِمَا وَآلِهِمَا
salawatu allahi `alayhima wa alihima
blessings of Allah be upon them and upon their households.
عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ أَحْيىٰ وَأَمُوْتُ
`ala dhalika ahya wa amutu
Carrying this faith, I will live and die,
إِنْ شَاءَ ٱللَّهُ
in sha'a allahu
if Allah wills.
اَللَّهُمَّ أَحْيِنِي مَا أَحْيَيْتَنِي
allahumma ahyini ma ahiyaytani
O Allah, (please) make me live as long as You determine me to live
وَأَمِتْنِي إِذَا أَمَتَّنِي عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ
wa amitni idha amattani `ala dhalika
and cause me to die when You will decide to make me die following this faith,
وَٱبْعَثْنِي إِذَا بَعَثْتَنِي عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ
wab`athni idha ba`athtani `ala dhalika
and resurrect me, when You will resurrect me following this faith.
أَبْتَغِي بِذٰلِكَ رِضْوَانَكَ وَٱتِّبَاعَ سَبِيلِكَ
abtaghi bidhalika ridwanaka wattiba`a sabilika
By so, I only desire for Your pleasure and for following Your path.
إِلَيْكَ أَلْجَأْتُ ظَهْرِي
ilayka alja'tu zahri
To You do I resort
وَإِلَيْكَ فَوَّضْتُ أَمْرِي
wa ilayka fawwadtu amri
and with You do I entrust my affairs.
آلُ مُحَمَّدٍ أَئِمَّتِي
alu muhammadin a'immati
The Family of Muhammad are my leaders;
لَيْسَ لِي أَئِمَّةٌ غَيْرُهُمْ
laysa li a'immatun ghayruhum
I have no other leaders than they are.
بِهِمْ أَئْتَمُّ
bihim a'tammu
I follow them,
وَإِيَّاهُمْ أَتَوَلَّىٰ
wa iyyahum atawalla
accede to them,
وَبِهِمْ أَقْتَدِي
wa bihim aqtadi
and pattern after their examples.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْهُمْ أَوْلِيَائِي
allahumma ij`alhum awliya'i
O Allah, (please) make them my leaders
فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
fi alddunya wal-akhirati
in this world and in the Hereafter,
وَٱجْعَلْنِي أُوَالِي أَوْلِيَاءَهُمْ
waj`alni uwali awliya'ahum
keep me loyalist to their loyalists
وَأُعَادِي أَعْدَاءَهُمْ
wa u`adi a`da'ahum
and enemy of their enemies
فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
fi alddunya wal-akhirati
in this world and in the Hereafter,
وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِٱلصَّالِحِينَ
wa alhiqni bilssalihina
and include me with the righteous ones,
وَآبَائِي مَعَهُمْ
wa aba'i ma`ahum
along with my ancestors.
Sixth: Imam al-Sadiq (`a) is also reported to have advised the following supplicatory prayer to be said in mornings::
اَللَّهُمَّ لَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ
allahumma laka alhamdu
O Allah, all praise be to You.
أَحْمَدُكَ وَأَسْتَعِينُكَ
ahmaduka wa asta`inuka
I praise You and seek Your help.
وَأَنْتَ رَبِّي
wa anta rabbi
You are my Lord
وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ
wa ana `abduka
and I am Your servant.
أَصْبَحْتُ عَلَىٰ عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ
asbahtu `ala `ahdika wa wa`dika
I begin this morning committing myself to my pledge and promise to You,
وَأُؤْمِنُ بِوَعْدِكَ
wa u'minu biwa`dika
having faith in Your promise,
وَأُوفِي بِعَهْدِكَ مَا ٱسْتَطَعْتُ
wa ufi bi`ahdika ma istata`tu
and fulfilling my covenant to You as much as I can.
وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِٱللَّهِ
wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi
There is neither might nor power except with Allah,
وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ
wahdahu la sharika lahu
One and Only and having no associate with Him.
وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ
wa ashhadu anna muhammadan `abduhu wa rasuluhu
I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.
أَصْبَحْتُ عَلَىٰ فِطْرَةِ ٱلإِسْلاَمِ
asbahtu `ala fitrati al-islami
I am in this morning following the nature of Islam,
وَكَلِمَةِ ٱلإِخْلاَصِ
wa kalimati al-ikhlasi
the creed of sincerity,
وَمِلَّةِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ
wa millati ibrahima
the principles of Abraham,
وَدِينِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa dini muhammadin
and the faith of Muhammad,
صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْهِمَا وَآلِهِمَا
salawatu allahi `alayhima wa alihima
blessings of Allah be upon them and upon their households.
عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ أَحْيىٰ وَأَمُوْتُ
`ala dhalika ahya wa amutu
Carrying this faith, I will live and die,
إِنْ شَاءَ ٱللَّهُ
in sha'a allahu
if Allah wills.
اَللَّهُمَّ أَحْيِنِي مَا أَحْيَيْتَنِي
allahumma ahyini ma ahiyaytani
O Allah, (please) make me live as long as You determine me to live
وَأَمِتْنِي إِذَا أَمَتَّنِي عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ
wa amitni idha amattani `ala dhalika
and cause me to die when You will decide to make me die following this faith,
وَٱبْعَثْنِي إِذَا بَعَثْتَنِي عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ
wab`athni idha ba`athtani `ala dhalika
and resurrect me, when You will resurrect me following this faith.
أَبْتَغِي بِذٰلِكَ رِضْوَانَكَ وَٱتِّبَاعَ سَبِيلِكَ
abtaghi bidhalika ridwanaka wattiba`a sabilika
By so, I only desire for Your pleasure and for following Your path.
إِلَيْكَ أَلْجَأْتُ ظَهْرِي
ilayka alja'tu zahri
To You do I resort
وَإِلَيْكَ فَوَّضْتُ أَمْرِي
wa ilayka fawwadtu amri
and with You do I entrust my affairs.
آلُ مُحَمَّدٍ أَئِمَّتِي
alu muhammadin a'immati
The Family of Muhammad are my leaders;
لَيْسَ لِي أَئِمَّةٌ غَيْرُهُمْ
laysa li a'immatun ghayruhum
I have no other leaders than they are.
بِهِمْ أَئْتَمُّ
bihim a'tammu
I follow them,
وَإِيَّاهُمْ أَتَوَلَّىٰ
wa iyyahum atawalla
accede to them,
وَبِهِمْ أَقْتَدِي
wa bihim aqtadi
and pattern after their examples.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْهُمْ أَوْلِيَائِي
allahumma ij`alhum awliya'i
O Allah, (please) make them my leaders
فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
fi alddunya wal-akhirati
in this world and in the Hereafter,
وَٱجْعَلْنِي أُوَالِي أَوْلِيَاءَهُمْ
waj`alni uwali awliya'ahum
keep me loyalist to their loyalists
وَأُعَادِي أَعْدَاءَهُمْ
wa u`adi a`da'ahum
and enemy of their enemies
فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
fi alddunya wal-akhirati
in this world and in the Hereafter,
وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِٱلصَّالِحِينَ
wa alhiqni bilssalihina
and include me with the righteous ones,
وَآبَائِي مَعَهُمْ
wa aba'i ma`ahum
along with my ancestors.
Seventh: Imam al-Sadiq (`a) is also reported to have said: You may neglect to do anything, but never neglect saying the following supplicatory prayer in mornings and evenings::
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَصْبَحْتُ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ
allahumma inni asbahtu astaghfiruka
O Allah, I implore for You forgiveness
فِي هٰذَا ٱلصَّبَاحِ
fi hadha alssabahi
in this morning
وَفِي هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ
wa fi hadha alyawmi
and on this day
لأَجْلِ رَحْمَتِكَ
li'ajli rahmatika
for purpose of winning Your mercy.
وَأَبْرَأُ إِلَيْكَ مِنْ أَهْلِ لَعْنَتِكَ
wa abra'u ilayka min ahli la`natika
I disavow in Your presence the people cursed by You.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَصْبَحْتُ أَبْرَأُ إِلَيْكَ
allahumma inni asbahtu abra'u ilayka
O Allah, I disavow in Your presence
فِي هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ
fi hadha alyawmi
on this day
وَفِي هٰذَا ٱلصَّبَاحِ
wa fi hadha alssabahi
and in this morning
مِمَّنْ نَحْنُ بَيْنَ ظَهْرَانيْهِمْ مِنَ ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ
mimman nahnu bayna zahranihim min almushrikina
the polytheists we live among them
وَمِمَّا كَانُوا يَعْبُدُونَ
wa mimma kanu ya`buduna
and (disavow) what they are worshipping.
إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا قَوْمَ سَوْءٍ فَاسِقِينَ
innahum kanu qawma saw'in fasiqina
Truly, they were a people given to evil, a rebellious people.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْ مَا أَنْزَلْتَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ إِلَىٰ ٱلأَرْضِ
allahumma ij`al ma anzalta min alssama'i ila al-ardi
O Allah, (please) cause what You have brought down from the heavens to the earth
فِي هٰذَا ٱلصَّبَاحِ
fi hadha alssabahi
in this morning
وَفِي هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ
wa fi hadha alyawmi
and on this day
بَرَكَةً عَلَىٰ أَوْ لِيَائِكَ
barakatan `ala awliya'ika
to be blessing for Your saints
وَعِقَاباً عَلَىٰ أَعْدَائِكَ
wa `iqaban `ala a`da'ika
and punishment poured on Your enemies.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَالِ مَنْ وَالاَكَ
allahumma wali man walaka
O Allah, (please) accede to those who are loyal to You
وَعَادِ مَنْ عَادَاكَ
wa `adi man `adaka
and feud with those who act hostilely towards You.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱخْتِمْ لِي بِٱلأَمْنِ وَٱلإِيـمَانِ
allahumma ikhtim li bil-amni wal-imani
O Allah, (please) seal my affairs with security and faith
كُلَّمَا طَلَعَتْ شَمْسٌ أَوْ غَرَبَتْ
kullama tala`at shamsun aw gharabat
whenever the sun rises or sets.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ
allahumma ighfir li wa liwalidayya
O Allah, (please) forgive me and my parents
وَٱرْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيراً
warhamhuma kama rabbayani saghiran
and have mercy upon them as they have cherished me in my childhood.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱغْفِرْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ
allahumma ighfir lilmu'minina walmu'minati
O Allah, (please) forgive the believing men and women
وَٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ وَٱلْمُسْلِمَاتِ
walmuslimina walmuslimati
and the Muslim men and women,
ٱلأَحْيَاءِ مِنْهُمْ وَٱلأَمْوَاتِ
al-ahya'i minhum wal-amwati
both the alive and the dead.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ مُنْقَلَبَهُمْ وَمَثْوَاهُمْ
allahumma innaka ta`lamu munqalabahum wa mathwahum
O Allah, You do know their place of returning and their place of rest.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱحْفَظْ إِمَامَ ٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ
allahumma ihfaz imama almuslimina
O Allah, (please) safeguard the leader of Muslims
بِحِفْظِ ٱلإِيـمَانِ
bihifzi al-imani
with the protection of faith,
وَٱنْصُرْهُ نَصْراً عَزِيزاً
wansurhu nasran `azizan
help him with powerful help,
وَٱفْتَحْ لَهُ فَتْحاً يَسِيراً
waftah lahu fathan yasiran
grant him easy victory,
وَٱجْعَلْ لَهُ وَلَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ سُلْطَاناً نَصِيراً
waj`al lahu wa lana min ladunka sultanan nasiran
and grant him and us from Your presence a sustaining power.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ فُلاَناً وَفُلاَناً
allahumma il`an fulanan wa fulanan
O Allah, (please) curse so-and-so and so-and-so­
وَٱلْفِرَقَ ٱلْمُخْتَلِفَةَ عَلَىٰ رَسُولِكَ
walfiraqa almukhtalifata `ala rasulika
as well as the factions that have dissented from Your Messenger,
وَوُلاَةِ ٱلأَمْرِ بَعْدَ رَسُولِكَ
wa wulati al-amri ba`da rasulika
from the men of authority after Your Messenger,
وَٱلأَئِمَّةِ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ وَشِيعَتِهِمْ
wal-a'immati min ba`dihi wa shi`atihim
from the leaders who came after him, and from their partisans.
وَأَسْأَلُكَ ٱلزِّيَادَةَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ
wa as'aluka alzziyadata min fadlika
I also beseech You from more favor,
وَٱلإِقْرَارَ بِمَا جَاءَ بِهِ مِنْ عِنْدِكَ
wal-iqrara bima ja'a bihi min `indika
acknowledgement of what has come from You,
وَٱلتَّسْلِيمَ لأَمْرِكَ
walttaslima li'amrika
submission to Your decree,
وَٱلْمُحَافَظَةَ عَلَىٰ مَا أَمَرْتَ بِهِ
walmuhafazata `ala ma amarta bihi
and steadfastness in what You have ordered of.
لاَ أَبْتَغِي بِهِ بَدَلًا
la abtaghi bihi badalan
I neither intend to find another alternative than it
وَلاَ أَشْتَرِي بِهِ ثَمَناً قَلِيلًا
wa la ashtari bihi thamanan qalilan
nor do I take a mean price in exchange for it.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱهْدِنِي فِيمَنْ هَدَيْتَ
allahumma ihdini fiman hadayta
O Allah, (please) guide me among those whom You guide
وَقِنِي شَرَّ مَا قَضَيْتَ
wa qini sharra ma qadayta
and save me from the evil of what You have decided,
إِنَّكَ تَقْضِي وَلاَ يُقْضىٰ عَلَيْكَ
innaka taqdi wa la yuqda `alayka
for You decree and no one can decree against Your decree
وَلاَ يُذَلُّ مَنْ وَالَيْتَ
wa la yudhallu man walayta
and no humiliation will ever afflict one whom You support.
تَبَارَكْتَ وَتَعَالَيْتَ
tabarakta wa ta`alayta
Blessed by You and exalted by You.
سُبْحَانَكَ رَبَّ ٱلْبَيْتِ
subhanaka rabba albayti
Glory be to You, O Lord of the House.
تَقَبَّلْ مِنِّي دُعَائِي
taqabbal minni du`a'i
Accept my prayer.
وَمَا تَقَرَّبْتُ بِهِ إِلَيْكَ مِنْ خَيْرٍ
wa ma taqarrabtu bihi ilayka min khayrin
As for whatever virtuous item through which I have sought nearness to You,
فَضَاعِفْهُ لِي أَضْعَافاً كَثِيرَةً
fada`ifhu li ad`afan kathiratan
(please) double it for me many folds.
وَآتِنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ أَجْراً عَظِيماً
wa atina min ladunka ajran `aziman
Grant us from Your Presence a great reward.
رَبِّ مَا أَحْسَنَ مَا أَبْلَيْتَنِي
rabbi ma ahsana ma ablaytani
O my Lord, how excellent Your favors to me are!
وَأَعْظَمَ مَا أَعْطَيْتَنِي
wa a`zama ma a`taytani
How great Your donations to me are!
وَأَطْوَلَ مَا عَافَيْتَنِي
wa atwala ma `afaytani
How lasting the wellbeing with which You have endued me is!
وَأَكْثَرَ مَا سَتَرْتَ عَلَيَّ
wa akthara ma satarta `alayya
Too many times have You covered my faults!
فَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ يَا إِلٰهِي
falaka alhamdu ya ilahi
So, all praise be to You, O my God;
كَثِيراً طَيِّباً مُبَارَكاً عَلَيْهِ
kathiran tayyiban mubarakan `alayhi
such praise that is pleasant, blessed,
مِلْ‏ءَ ٱلسَّمَوَاتِ
mil'a alssamawati
as full as the heavens,
وَمِلْ‏ءَ ٱلأَرْضِ
wa mil'a al-ardi
as full as the earth,
وَمِلْ‏ءَ مَا شَاءَ رَبِّي وَرَضِيَ
wa mil'a ma sha'a rabbi wa radiya
as full as what my Lord wills and pleases,
وَكَمَا يَنْبَغِي لِوَجْهِ رَبِّي
wa kama yanbaghi liwajhi rabbi
and as it fits the Face of my Lord,
ذِي ٱلْجَلاَلِ وَٱلإِكْرَامِ
dhi aljalali wal-ikrami
the Lord of majesty and honoring.
Eighth: Imam al-Baqir (`a) is reported to have advised following recitatios at dawn:
Repeat the following litany ten times
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
la ilaha illa allahu
There is no god save Allah;
وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَريكَ لَهُ
wahdahu la sharika lahu
One and Only Lord and having no associate with Him.
لَهُ ٱلْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ ٱلْحَمْدُ
lahu almulku wa lahu alhamdu
To him is the kingdom and to Him is all praise.
يُحيِي وَيُميتُ
yuhyi wa yumitu
He gives life and causes to die
وَهُوَ حَيٌّ لاَ يَمُوتُ
wa huwa hayyun la yamutu
while He is Ever-living and He never dies.
بِيَدِهِ ٱلْخَيْرُ
biyadihi alkhayru
In His hand is the good
وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَديرٌ
wa huwa `ala kulli shay'in qadirun
and He has power over all things.
Then, repeat the invocation of blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household ten times:
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad.
Then, repeat the glorification statement (tasbih) thirty-five times:
سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ
subhana allahi
All glory be to Allah.
Then, repeat the statement of professing Almighty Allah being the one and only God (tahlil) thirty-five times:
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
la ilaha illa allahu
There is no god save Allah.
Then, repeat the statement of praising Almighty Allah thirty-five times:
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ
alhamdu lillahi
All praise be to Allah.
Whoever says all that at dawn, will not be included with the inadvertent ones on that day. Similarly, whoever says the same at night, will not be included with the inadvertent ones at that night.
Ninth: Muhammad ibn Fudayl has reported that he wrote a letter to Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (al-Jawad) (`a) asking him to teach him a supplicatory prayer. The Imam’s answer came: In mornings and evening, you may say the following statement:
اللَّهُ ٱللَّهُ ٱللَّهُ رَبِّيَ
allahu allahu allahu rabbi
Allah, Allah, Allah is my lord,
ٱلرَّحْمٰنُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ
alrrahmanu alrrahimu
the All-beneficent and All-merciful.
لاَ أُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئاً
la ushriku bihi shay'an
I do not admit any one as partner of Him.
You may then submit your requests.
The previous statement is thus an introductory to the beseeching for any request by the permission of Allah the All-exalted.
Tenth: Imam al-Sadiq (`a) is reported to have said to Dawud al-Raqqi: Do not miss repeating the following supplicatory prayer three times in mornings and three times in evenings:
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنِي فِي دِرْعِكَ ٱلْحَصِينَةِ
allahumma ij`alni fi dir`ika alhasinati
O Allah, (please) include me with Your invulnerable shield
ٱلَّتِي تَجْعَلُ فِيهَا مَنْ تُرِيدُ
allati taj`alu fiha man turidu
with which You include whomever You want.
The Imam (`a) added: My father (`a) has said, “This is one of the divinely ordered supplicatory prayers.”