Month of Muharram

Amaal for 1st of Muharram


On the last day of Zilhajj - 2 rakats salat, each rakat with Al hamd & 10 times Sura ikhlas and 10 times Aayaat ul Kursee
Then recite the following dua'a
اَللَّهُمَّ مَا عَمِلْتُ فِي هٰذِهِ ٱلسَّنَةِ
allahumma ma `amiltu fi hadhihi alssanati
O Allah, as for any act that I have done in this year
مِنْ عَمَلٍ نَهَيْتَنِي عَنْهُ وَلَمْ تَرْضَهُ
min `amalin nahaytani `anhu wa lam tardahu
from those that You have warned me against doing and You have been displeased with it,
وَنَسِيتُهُ وَلَمْ تَنْسَهُ
wa nasituhu wa lam tansahu
I have forgotten it but You have not,
وَدَعَوْتَنِي إِلَىٰ ٱلتَّوْبَةِ بَعْدَ ٱجْتِرَائِي عَلَيْكَ
wa da`awtani ila alttawbati ba`da ijtira'i `alayka
and You have called me to  repent after I have dared to challenge You,
اَللَّهُمَّ فَإِنِّي اسْتَغْفِرُكَ مِنْهُ فَٱغْفِرْ لِي
allahumma fa'inni astaghfiruka minhu faghfir li
O Allah, I am now praying You to forgive those actions ; so, (please) forgive me.
وَمَا عَمِلْتُ مِنْ عَمَلٍ يُقَرِّبُنِي إِلَيْكَ
wa ma `amiltu min `amalin yuqarribuni ilayka
As for any action done that draws me near to You,
فَٱقْبَلْهُ مِنِّي وَلاَ تَقْطَعْ رَجَائِي مِنْكَ يَا كَرِيمُ
faqbalhu minni wa la taqta` raja'i minka ya karimu
(please) accept it from me and never cut off my hope in You, O All-generous!
Then say
Allahumma maa alimto fi hadhehi sanah, min amalin nahaytani anhu wa lam tardhah. Wa naseetahu wa lam tansh, wa da’awtani ia tawbati ba’adaj tira’yi alaik. Allahumma fa inni astaghfiruka minhu faghfirli, wa maa amiltu min amalin yuqarribuni ilayk, faqbalhu minni wa laa taqta rajaai minka ya kareem.
O Allah for that which I have done in this year ,forbidden by Thee,gone out of my recollection ( thou did not pass them over but asked me to feel sorry and apologize for being bold enough to defy thee) and i ask for Thy pardon,O my Allah ,so forgive me ;and that which I have done which bring me near to Thee may kindly be accepted ,Please do not cut off my hope in thee O Kind

Other Amaal - First eve of Muharram
First Prayer: A one hundred unit prayer with Surahs al-Fatiha and al-Tawhid.
Second Prayer: A two unit prayer at the first of which Surahs al-Fatihah and al-Anam (No. 6) are recited and at the second unit Surahs al-Fatihah and Yasin (No. 36).
Third Prayer: A two unit prayer at each of which Surah al-Fatiha is recited once and Surah al-Tawhid is repeated eleven times is offered.
The Holy Prophet (saws) is reported to have said that whoever offers this prayer at this night and observes fasting the next day, which is the first day in the new year, the new year will be good for him, and he will be saved throughout the year, and if he dies, he will be allowed Paradise.

It is recommended to Fastas Almighty Allah shall respond the prayer of one who observes fasting on this day and prays to Him

It is recommended to perform Ghusl / Bathe
Then recite the following dua for for cure/protection from illness-
Subh'anallahi maal-al mizaan  Subh'anallahi muntahal h'ilm
Glory be to Allah the Supreme balance ,Glory be to Allah the Ultimate in gentleness,
Subh'anallahi mublaghar riz'aa Subhanallahi zinatal a'rsh
;Glory be to Allah the Goal of devotedness, Glory be to Allah the splendor of the Arsh

It is reported from Imam Ridha (as) that the Prophet (saws) used to recite a 2 Rakat Salaat lift his hands and recite the following Dua 3 times

اَللَّهُمَّ انْتَ ٱلإِلٰهُ ٱلْقَدِيمُ
allahumma anta al-ilahu alqadimu
O Allah, You are the Eternal God
وَهٰذِهِ سَنَةٌ جَدِيدَةٌ
wa hadhihi sanatun jadidatun
and this is a new year;
فَاسْالُكَ فِيهَا ٱلْعِصْمَةَ مِنَ ٱلشَّيْطَانِ
fa-as'aluka fiha al`ismata mina alshshaytani
I therefore request Your safety from Satan,
وَٱلْقُوَّةَ عَلَىٰ هٰذِهِ ٱلنَّفْسِ ٱلامَّارَةِ بِٱلسُّوءِ
walquwwata `ala hadhihi alnnafsi al-ammarati bilssu'i
control over my self, which is inclined to sinning,
وَٱلاِﹾشْتِغَالَ بِمَا يُقَرِّبُنِي إِلَيْكَ يَا كَرِيمُ
walishtighala bima yuqarribuni ilayka ya karimu
engagement in all that which draws me near You, O All-generous!
يَا ذَا ٱلْجَلاَلِ وَٱلإِكْرَامِ
ya dha aljalali wal-ikrami
O Lord of majesty and honor!
يَا عِمَادَ مَنْ لاَ عِمَادَ لَهُ
ya `imada man la `imada lahu
O Supporter of him who has no supporter!
يَا ذَخِيرَةَ مَنْ لا ذَخِيرَةَ لَهُ
ya dhakhirata man la dhakhirata lahu
O Provider of him who has no provisions!
يَا حِرْزَ مَنْ لاَ حِرْزَ لَهُ
ya hirza man la hirza lahu
O Shelter of him who has no shelter!
يَا غِيَاثَ مَنْ لاَ غِيَاثَ لَهُ
ya ghiyatha man la ghiyatha lahu
O He who comes to help him who has no hope of help!
يَا سَنَدَ مَنْ لاَ سَنَدَ لَهُ
ya sanada man la sanada lahu
O Reliance for him who has no one to lean upon!
يَا كَنْزَ مَنْ لاَ كَنْزَ لَهُ
ya kanza man la kanza lahu
O Treasure of him who has nothing in the purse!
يَا حَسَنَ ٱلْبَلاَءِ
ya hasana albala'i
O He who knows well how to put to test and trial!
يَا عَظِيمَ ٱلرَّجَاءِ
ya `azima alrraja'i
O Ultimate Hope!
يَا عِزَّ ٱلضُّعَفَاءِ
ya `izza alddu`afa'i
O Strength of the weak!
يَا مُنْقِذَ ٱلْغَرْقَىٰ
ya munqidha algharqa
O Rescuer of the drowning!
يَا مُنْجِيَ ٱلْهَلْكَىٰ
ya munjiya alhalka
O He who saves from destruction!
يَا مُنْعِمُ يَا مُجْمِلُ
ya mun`imu ya mujmilu
O All-benefactor! O All-munificent!
يَا مُفْضِلُ يَا مُحْسِنُ
ya mufdilu ya muhsinu
O All-favorer! O All-benevolent!
انْتَ ٱلَّذِي سَجَدَ لَكَ سَوَادُ ٱللَّيْلِ وَنُورُ ٱلنَّهَارِ
anta alladhi sajada laka sawadu allayli wa nuru alnnahari
You are He before Whom prostrate in adoration the blackness of the night and the brightness of the day,
وَضَوْءُ ٱلْقَمَرِ وَشُعَاعُ ٱلشَّمْسِ
wa daw'u alqamari wa shu`a`u alshshamsi
the moonlight, the sunlight,
وَدَوِيُّ ٱلْمَاءِ وَحَفِيفُ ٱلشَّجَرِ
wa dawiyyu alma'i wa hafifu alshshajari
the ripple of the water, and the rustling of the trees!
يَا اللَّهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَكَ
ya allahu la sharika laka
O Allah! There is no associate with You!
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنَا خَيْراً مِمَّا يَظُنُّونَ
allahumma ij`alna khayran mimma yazunnuna
O Allah! (Please do) cause us to be better than what they think of us!
وَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا مَا لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ
waghfir lana ma la ya`lamuna
Forgive us that which they do not know!
وَلاَ تُؤَاخِذْنَا بِمَا يَقُولُونَ
wa la tu'akhidhna bima yaquluna
Do not blame us for what they say!
حَسْبِيَ ٱللَّهُ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ
hasbiya allahu la ilaha illa huwa
Sufficient is Allah (for me). There is no god save Him,
عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ ٱلْعَرْشِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ
`alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabbu al`arshi al`azimi
On Him do I rely, and He is the Lord of the Great Throne.
آمَنَّا بِهِ كُلٌّ مِنْ عِنْدِ رَبِّنَا
amanna bihi kullun min `indi rabbina
We believe in it! It is all from our Lord!
وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ إِلاَّ اوْلُوٱ ٱلالْبَابِ
wa ma yadhdhakkaru illa ulu al-albabi
None do mind except those having understanding.
رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا
rabbana la tuzigh qulubana ba`da idh hadaytana
Our Lord, make not our hearts deviate after You have guided us aright,
وَهَبْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ انْتَ ٱلْوَهَّابُ
wa hab lana min ladunka rahmatan innaka anta alwahhabu
and grant us mercy from You; surely, You are the most liberal Giver.