Morning and Evening Duas

Ten supplicatory prayers -Baqiyatus salehat.


[Qur., 13:15]“It refers to the supplication before sunrise and before sunset, and this is the time when supplications are answered.”-Abū ‘Abdillāh (‘a.s.)
M O R N I N G
Syeda Fatima(sa) Dua for Morning


1.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 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 and hasten to other affairs,

بِسْمِ ﭐللَّهِ
bismillahi
‘with the Name of Allah’

وَمَا شَاءَ ﭐللَّهُ
wa ma sha'a allahu
and ‘Only what Allah wills (shall come to pass).’


2.Fourth: Imam al-Sadiq (`a) is reported to have said: My father (`a) used to begin his morning with the following 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.


3. Sixth: Imam al-Sadiq (`a) advised the prayer "allahumma laka alhamdu" 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.



From Ususl Kafi

3278‒4. Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyā (‒) Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad (‒) al- Ḥajjāl* and Bukayr ibn Muḥammad (‒) Abū Isḥāq ash-Sha‘īrī (‒) Yazīd ibn Kalthamah that Abū ‘Abdillāh or Abū Ja‘far (‘a.s.) said:
“When you wake up in the morning, say:
إِذَا أَصْبَحْتَ أَصْبَحْتُ بِللَِّ مُؤْمِناً عَلَى دِينِ مَُمَّدٍ وَ سُنَّتِهِ وَ دِينِ عَلِيٍّ وَ سُنَّتِهِ وَ ِينِ الَْوْصِيَاءِ وَ سُنَّتِهِمْ آمَنْتُ بِسِرِّهِمْ وَ عَلَنِيَتِهِمْ وَ شَاهِدِهِمْ وَ غَائِبِهِمْ وَ أَعُوذُ بِللَِّ مَِّا اسْتَعَاذَ مِنْهُ رَسُولُ اللَِّ وَ عَلِيٌّ وَ الَْوْصِيَاءُ وَ أَرْغَبُاللَِّ فِيمَا رَغِبُوا إِلَيْهِ وَ لَ حَوْلَ وَ لَ قُوَّةَ إِلَّ بِللَِّ.
‘I arise a believer in Allāh,upon the religion of Muḥammad and his sunnah, the religion of ‘Alī and his sunnah, and the religion of the Legatees (i.e. the infallible Imāms) and their sunnah. I believe in their secrets and open declarations, when they are present or hidden; and I seek Allāh’s refuge from that which the Messenger of Allāh (ṣ) sought refuge, as did ‘Alī (‘a.s.) and the Legatees; and I desire from Allāh that which they desired from Him, and there is no might or power except by [the will of] Allāh.’”

“He (‘a.s.) said: ‘Amīr al-Mu’minīn (‘a.s.) used to say in the mornings:
سُبْحَانَ اللَِّ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوسِ ثَلَثاً اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ زَوَالِ نِعْمَتِكَ وَ مِنْ تَْوِيلِ عَافِيَتِكَ وَ مِنْ فَجْأَةِ نَقِمَتِكَ وَ مِنْ دَرَكِ الشَّقَاءِ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا سَبَقَ فِ الْكِتَابِ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّ أَسْأَلُكَ بِعِزَّةِ مُلْكِكَ وَ شِدَّةِ قُوَّتِكَ وَ بِعَظِيمِ سُلْطَانِكَ وَ بِقُدْرَتِكَ عَلَى خَلْقِكَ
“Glory be to Allāh, the King, the Most Holy [thrice].” [Then he would say:] “O Allāh, I seek refuge with You from the waning of Your blessings, change in the good health You have granted, the suddenness of Your chastisement, from falling into wretchedness, and from the evil that has previously befallen in the Book. O Allāh, I beg You by the glory of Your kingdom, the might of Your strength, the greatness of Your dominion and Your power over Your creation.”’”


3312‒38. ‘Alī ibn Muḥammad (‒) some of his co-sectarians (‒) Muḥam-mad ibn Sinān (‒) Abū Sa‘īd al-Makārī (‒) Abū Ḥamzah that Abū Ja‘far (‘a.s.) said: “I asked him: ‘What is meant by the verse wherein Allāh says: And Ibrāhīm who fulfilled [his duty], [Qur., 53:37]?’ He [‘a.s.] said: ‘Some words that he pronounced regularly.’ I asked: ‘What were these words?’ He [‘a.s.] said: ‘Whenever he woke up in the morning he would say the following thrice:And he said the same thing thrice in the evenings.
أَصْبَحْتُ وَ رَبِّ مَْمُودٌ أَصْبَحْتُ لَ أُشْرِكُ بِللَِّ شَيْئاً وَ لَ أَدْعُو مَعَهُ إِلَاً وَ لَ أَتَِّذُ مِنْ دُونِهِ وَلِيّاً
“I awake and my Lord be praised. I awake without ascribing anything as a partner to Allāh, and I do not call upon any other god with Him, nor do I take any guardian besides Him.”


I asked: ‘What did He mean when He said about Nūḥ: Indeed he was a grateful servant [Qur., 17:3]?’ He [‘a.s.] replied: ‘Some words that he pronounced regularly.’ I asked: ‘What were these words?’ He [‘a.s.] said: ‘Whenever he awoke in the morning he would say: He would say this thrice every morning and thrice every evening.’
إِذَا أَصْبَحَ قَالَ أَصْبَحْتُ أُشْهِدُكَ مَا أَصْبَحَتْ بِ مِنْ نِعْمَةٍ أَوْ عَافِيَةٍ فِ دِينٍ أَوْ دُنْيَا فَإِنَّهَا مِنْكَ وَحْدَكَ لَ شَرِيكَ لَكَ فَلَكَ الَْمْدُ عَلَى ذَلِكَ وَ لَكَ الشُّكْرُ كَثِير
“I wake up taking You as my witness that whatever I have awoken with of blessings and wellbeing in my religion or of this world – it is all from You alone, without and partner. So, all praise belongs to You for this, and plentiful gratitude.”

I further asked: ‘What did He mean when He said about Yaḥyā: And a compassion from us and a purity [Qur., 19:13]?’ He [‘a.s.] answered: ‘The compassion of Allāh.’ I said: ‘What was the compassion of Allāh that reached him?’ He [‘a.s.] said: ‘Whenever he would say: “My Lord” Allāh, to Whom belong Might and Majesty would say: “I am here O Yaḥyā!”’”



4 .Eighth: Imam al-Baqir (`a) is reported to have advised following recitations at dawn:
Repeat the following litany ten times

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
i.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.

ii.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.

iii.Then, repeat the glorification statement (tasbih) thirty-five times:
سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ
subhana allahi
All glory be to Allah.

iv.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.

v.Then, repeat 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.

Supplication of ilhaah from imam sadiq (a.s.) narrated from imam mahdi (a.s.) Abu Naeem Ansari says: I was living on rent in Mecca near the Rukn and a group of men from the tribe Muqassira were also present. Mahmoodi, Allaan e Kulayni, Abu Haysum Dinari and Abu Ja’far Ahwal Hamdani were present amongst them and totally there were about thirty men. I didn’t know of any other pure-hearted Shia from their group except Mohammad bin Qasim Alavi Aqeeqi.
It was the sixth day of Zil Hijjah, 293 Hijrah, when suddenly a young man who was busy in circumambulation wearing two clothes of Ahraam and holding his shoes in his hand, came towards us. His reverence was overwhelming and we stood up involuntarily; all of us stood up from their positions without any exception and greeted him with Salaam. Then he sat down and looked towards his right and left, then said:
Do you people know what Imam Sadiq (A.S.) used to say in the supplication of Il’haah?
We asked: What was it? He said: He used to say:
أَللَّهُمَّ إِنّي أَسْأَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذي بِهِ تَقُومُ السَّماءَ ، وَبِهِ تَقُومُ الْأَرْضَ، وَبِهِ تُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ الْحَقِّ وَالْباطِلِ ، وَبِهِ تَجْمَعُ بَيْنَ الْمُتَفَرِّقِ ، وَبِهِ تُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ الْمُجْتَمَعِ ، وَبِهِ أَحْصَيْتَ عَدَدَ الرِّمالِ ، وَزِنَةَ الْجِبالِ ، وَكَيْلَ الْبِحارِ ، أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، وَأَنْ تَجْعَلَ لي مِنْ أَمْري فَرَجاً وَمَخْرَجاً .
“O’ Allah! Indeed I beseech You in You name with which the sky is upright, and with which the earth is upright, and with which we differentiate between truth and evil, and with which we join the separated ones, and with which we segregate the joined ones, and with which we count the number of pebbles, and the weight of the mountains, and the measurement of the Oceans, to bless Mohammad and his holy Progeny, and to give me relief and a point of exit for my affair.[1]
It is reported in the book ‘Al Junnatul Waqiya’ that Imam Mahdi (A.S.) said: Imam Sadiq (A.S.) used to recite this supplication every morning. [2]
[1] Kamal ud Deen: p. 470; Al Bihaar: 95/157; As Saheefatus Sadiqiyya: p. 363; Dalaaelul Imamah: p. 543 .
[2] Al Junnatul Waqiya: This book is associated with Mir Damad.


--M O R N I N G and E V E N I N G---

1.In mornings and evenings, you may repeat the following doxology twice:
الْحَمْدُ لِرَبِّ ٱلصَّبَاحِ
alhamdu lirabbi alssabahi
All praise be to the Lord of morning.

الْحَمْدُ لِفَالِقِ ٱلإِصْبَاحِ
alhamdu lifaliqi al-isbahi
All praise be to the Cleaver of daybreak.

2.You may then say the following doxology:
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي أَذْهَبَ ٱللَّيْلَ بِقُدْرَتِهِ
alhamdu lillahi alladhi adh-haba allayla biqudratihi
All praise be to Allah Who has taken away the night by His power

وَجَاءَ بِٱلنَّهَارِ بِرَحْمَتِهِ
wa ja'a bilnnahari birahmatihi
and brought the day through His mercy.


3. It is narrated in Kafi3297‒23., through a chain of narrators, from Furaat Ibn al-Ahnaf, who narrates from Imam Sadeq (a.s.) that he (a.s.) said, You may neglect to do anything, but never neglect saying the following 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.


:4. 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.

5.Recite Ayah al-Kursi (2:255), the last (four) verses of Surah al-Hashr (59:21-24), ten verses of Surah al-Saffat (No. 37), and the following holy verses and doxological statements following them:
«سُبْحَانَ رَبِّكَ رَبِّ ٱلْعِزَّةِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ.
subhana rabbika rabbi al-`izzati `amma yasifuna
“Glory be to your Lord, the Lord of Honor, above what they describe.

وَسَلاَمٌ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ.
wa salamun `ala almursalina
And Peace be upon the messengers.

وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ.»
walhamdu lillahi rabbi al`alamina
And all praise is due to Allah the Lord of the worlds.”

«فَسُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ حِينَ تُمْسُونَ وَحِينَ تُصْبِحُونَ.
fasubhana allahi hina tumsuna wa hina tusbihuna
“Therefore, glory be to Allah when you enter upon the time of the evening and when you enter upon the time of the morning;

وَلَهُ ٱلْحَمْدُ فِي ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضِ
wa lahu alhamdu fi alssamawati wal-ardi
and to Him belongs praise in the heavens and the earth,

وَعَشِيّاً وَحِينَ تُظْهِرُونَ.
wa `ashiyyan wa hina tuzhiruna
and at nightfall and when you are at midday.

يُخْرِجُ ٱلْحَيَّ مِنْ ٱلْمَيِّتِ
yukhriju alhayya min almayyiti
He brings forth the living from the dead

وَيُخْرِجُ ٱلْمَيِّتَ مِنْ ٱلْحَيِّ
wa yukhriju almayyita min alhayyi
and brings forth the dead from the living,

وَيُحْيِي ٱلأَرْضَ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهَا
wa yuhyi al-arda ba`da mawtiha
and gives life to the earth after its death,

وَكَذٰلِكَ تُخْرَجُونَ.»
wa kadhalika tukhrajuna
and thus shall you be brought forth.”

سُبُّوْحٌ قُدُّوسٌ
subbuhun quddusun
Glorified and Sacred be You;

رَبُّنَا وَرَبُّ ٱلْمَلاَئِكَةِ وَٱلرُّوحِ
rabbuna wa rabbu almala'ikati walrruhi
our Lord and the Lord of the angels and the Holy Spirit.

سَبَقَتْ رَحْمَتُكَ غَضَبَكَ
sabaqat rahmatuka ghadabaka
Your mercy has preceded Your wrath.

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ
la ilaha illa anta
There is no god save You.

سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي ظَلَمْتُ نَفْسِي فَٱغْفِرْ لِي
subhanaka inni zalamtu nafsi faghfir li
Glory be to You. I have wronged myself; so, forgive me,

وَٱرْحَمْنِي وَتُبْ عَلَيَّ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ ٱلتَّوَّابُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ
warhamni wa tub `alayya innaka anta alttawwabu alrrahimu
have mercy upon me, and accept my repentance, for You are the Oft-Returning, the All-merciful.


SAHIFA MAHDI- SUPPLICATION OF THE SHI'A, WHEN OUR MASTER RISES (May our souls be sacrificed for him)
In tradition, the holy Prophet (peace be on him and on his holy progeny) said: "whoever wanted to be secured from drowning, burnt and theft should recite the following in the morning":
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ ما شاءَ اللَّهُ ، لايَصْرِفُ السُّوءَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ ، بِسْمِ اللَّهِ ما شاءَ اللَّهُ ، لايَسُوقُ الْخَيْرَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ ، بِسْمِ اللَّهِ ما شاءَ اللَّهُ ، ما يَكُونُ مِنْ نِعْمَةٍ فَمِنَ اللَّهِ . بِسْمِ اللَّهِ ما شاءَ اللَّهُ ، لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلّا بِاللَّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظيمِ ، بِسْمِ اللَّهِ ما شاءَ اللَّهُ ، وَصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ الطَّيِّبينَ .
By the name of Allah and His wishes, no one turns away evils except Allah, by the name of Allah and His wishes, no one that do convey goods except Allah, by the name of Allah and His wishes, what ever bounty one possess is from Allah, by the name of Allah and His wishes, there is no power nor strength except that of Allah the Exalted, the Greatest, blessing be on Muhammad and on his pure and holy progeny.
Whoever recites this supplication (3) three times in the morning shall be rescued from drowning, burnt and theft till the evening period, and whoever recite it (3) three times in the evening shall be rescued from burnt, drowning and theft till morning period.
Verily Khidr and Ilyas (peace be on them) usually meet in every occasion and departed each other with these very words.
"This is the slogan of my followers which differentiate them from my enemies when the Qa'im shall be coming out"[1]
[1]- Mikyaalil Makarim 1: 193, Bihar ul Anwaar: 39/24 .


From Usul Kafi

3296‒22. Abū ‘Alī al-Ash‘arī (‒) Muḥammad ibn ‘Abdi ‘l-Jabbār (‒) Ṣafwān, whoever mentioned it [to him] that Abū ‘Abdillāh (‘a.s.) said [when]: “I said to him: ‘Teach me something that I may recite when the day dawns and when night falls.’ He [‘a.s.] said: ‘Say:
الَْمْدُ لَِِّ الَّذِي يَفْعَلُ مَا يَشَاءُ وَ لَ يَفْعَلُ مَا يَشَاءُ غَيْرُهُ الَْمْدُ لَِِّ كَمَا يُِبُّ اللَُّ أَنْ يُْمَدَ الَْمْدُ لَِِّ كَمَا هُوَ أَهْلُهُ اللَّهُمَّ أَدْخِلْنِ فِ كُلِّ خَيٍْ أَدْخَلْتَ فِيهِ مَُمَّداً وَ آلَ مَُمَّدٍ وَ أَخْرِجْنِ مِنْ كُلِّ سُوءٍ أَخْرَجْتَ مِنْهُ مَُمَّداً وَ آلَ مَُمَّدٍ وَ صَلَّى اللَُّ عَلَى مَُمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مَُمَّدٍ.
“All praise belongs to Allāh Who does as He wishes and no one other than Him can do as he wishes. All praise be to Allāh, the way Allāh loves to be praised. All praise be to Allāh, just as He is deserving of it. O Allāh, make me enter upon every good that you made Muḥammad and the Household of Muḥammad enter, and take me out of every evil that you took Muḥammad and the Household of Muḥammad out of it, and the blessing of Allāh be upon Muḥammad and the Household of Muḥammad.”’”

3305‒31. From him (‒) Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī (‒) ‘Abdu ‘r-Raḥmān ibn Abī Hāshim (‒) Abū Kḥadījah that Abū ‘Abdillāh (‘a.s.) said: “Verily supplication before sunrise and sunset is an incumbent practice. At dawn and sunset, one should say ten times: If he forgets to do so, he should make up for it just as he makes up for the prayers that he forgets to perform.
إِنَّ الدُّعَاءَ قَبْلَ طُلُوعِ الشَّمْسِ وَ قَبْلَ غُرُوبَِا سُنَّةٌ وَاجِبَةٌ مَعَ طُلُوعِ الْفَجْرِ وَ الْمَغْرِبِ تَقُولُ لَ إِلَهَ إِلَّ اللَُّ وَحْدَهُ لَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَ ه الَْمْدُ يُْيِي وَ يُِيتُ وَ يُِيتُ وَ يُْيِي وَ هُوَ حَيٌّ لَ يَُوتُ بِيَدِهِ الَْيْرُ وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَ يءٍ قَدِيرٌ عَشْرَ مَرَّاتٍ وَ تَقُولُ أَعُوذُ بِللَِّ السَّمِيعِ الْعَلِيمِ مِنْ هََزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَ أَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَنْ يَْضُرُونِ إِنَّ اللََّ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
‘There is no deity but Allāh, alone, without any partner. His is the Kingdom and all praise belongs to Him. He gives life and causes death, He causes death and gives life, and He is ever-living and does not die. In His hand is all good and He has power over all things.’ Then he should say ten times: ‘I seek refuge with Allāh,the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing, from the whisperings of the devils and I seek Your refuge, O Lord, from their presence near me, indeed Allāh is All-Hearing, All-Knowing,’


3311‒37. al-Ḥusayn ibn Muḥammad (‒) Aḥmad ibn Isḥāq (‒) Sa‘dān (‒) Dāwūd ar-Raqqī that Abū ‘Abdillāh (‘a.s.) said: “Never stop reciting the following supplication thrice in the morning and thrice in the evening: Indeed my father (‘a.s.) used to say that this is one of the treasured supplications.”
اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِ فِ دِرْعِكَ الَْصِينَةِ الَّتِ تَْعَلُ فِيهَا مَنْ تُرِيدُ
‘O Allāh, place me in your protective shield wherein You place those whom You wish.’



3 short Evening Duas


Second: Imam al-Sadiq (`a) is reported to have said: Whoever repeats the following 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) advised to enter your evening with the following 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 t

You may now submit your requests.…
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.”

From Usul Kafi
Ibrāhīm al-Ja‘farī said: “I heard Aba ‘l-Ḥasan (‘a.s.) saying: ‘When night is about to fall and you see the sun in the west, about to set, then say this: This is a security from seven [afflictions], and from the accursed Satan and his offspring.’
أَبَ الَْسَنِ يَقُولُ: إِذَا أَمْسَيْتَ فَنَظَرْتَ إِلَ الشَّمْسِ فِ غُرُوبٍ وَ إِدْبَرٍ فَقُلْ بِسْمِ اللَِّ الرَّحَْنِ الرَّحِيمِ الَْمْدُ لَِِّ الَّذِي لَْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَداً وَ لَْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيكٌ فِ الْمُلْكِ الَْمْدُ لَِِّ الَّذِي يَصِفُ وَ لَ يُوصَفُ وَ يَعْلَمُ وَ لَ يُعْلَمُ يَعْلَمُ خَائِنَةَ الَْعْيُِ وَ مَا تُْفِي الصُّدُورُ أَعُوذُ بِوَجْهِ اللَِّ الْكَرِيمِ وَ بِسْمِ اللَِّ الْعَظِيمِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا ذَرَأَ وَ مَا بَرَأَ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا تَْتَ الثَّرَى وَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا ظَهَرَ وَ مَا بَطَنَ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا كَانَ فِ اللَّيْلِ وَ النَّهَارِ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ أَبِ مُرَّةَ وَ مَا وَلَدَ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ الرَّسِيسِ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا وَصَفْتُ وَ مَا لَْ أَصِفْ فَالَْمْدُ لَِِّ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
“In the name of Allāh, the Beneficent, the Merciful. All praise belongs to Allāh, Who never took a son and has no partner in His kingdom. All praise be to Allāh, Who describes and cannot be described, Who knows but cannot be known. He knows the treacherous gazes and what is hidden in the hearts, [Qur., 40:19]. I seek refuge with Allāh’s bountiful countenance and with Allāh’s great name, from the evil in what is created and released, from the evil that is under the earth, from the manifest and hidden evil, from the evil of the night and day, from the evil of Abū Murrah (Satan) and his offspring, from the evil of the beguiling corruptor, and from the evil of what I have described and what I have nor described; for all praise belongs to Allāh, Lord of the worlds.”