1. It is advisable to say the following prayer each day in Rajab. It has been narrated that Imam Zayn al-Abideen (peace be upon him) used to say this prayer on the first day of Rajab while he was imprisoned:
يَا مَنْ يَمْلِكُ حَوَائِجَ ٱلسَّائِلِينَ
ya man yamliku hawa'ija alssa'ilina
O He who possesses the means to fulfill the needs of the supplicants,
وَيَعْلَمُ ضَمِيرَ ٱلصَّامِتِينَ
wa ya`lamu damira alssamitina
and is aware of that which is hidden in the heart of the silent!
لِكُلِّ مَسْأَلَةٍ مِنْكَ سَمْعٌ حَاضِرٌ
likulli mas'alatin minka sam`un hadirun
For You hear every problem instantly,
wa jawabun `atidun
and respond immediately.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَمَوَاعِيدُكَ ٱلصَّادِقَةُ
allahumma wa mawa`iduka alssadiqatu
O Allah, Your promises come true,
wa ayadika alfadilatu
Your favors are many,
wa rahmatuka alwasi`atu
and Your Mercy is extensive,
3. In his book of al-Misbah, Shaykh al-Tusi mentions that al-Mu`alla ibn Khunays has reported Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) as saying, “In Rajab, you may say the following supplicatory prayer; It has been also mentioned by Sayyid Ibn Tawus al-Hasani in his book of Iqbal al-A`mal. According to the narration, this supplicatory prayer is the most comprehensive and it is advisable to repeat it any time.
4. Shaykh al-Tusi has also mentioned that the following prayer is repeated each day in Rajab:
This supplication has been recorded by Sayyed Ibn Taawoos in
‘Iqbaal al-A’maal’ from the book of ‘Maalem al-Deen’ from
Muhammad Ibn Abi al-Rawaad al-Rawaasi from Muhammad Ibn
Ja’far al-Dehaan from Imam-e-Zamaan (peace be upon him).
This supplication comprises of concepts concerning divine unity.
He has described Allah, Mighty and Glorified be He, in a manner which is impossible for us to describe.
Reference: Iqbaal al-A'maal, p. 644; Al-Mazaar al-Kabeer, p. 179; Misbaah al-Zaaer, p. 56; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 98, p. 391; Saheefah al-Mahdi, p. 188.
(This supplicatory prayer is also said in Masjid Sa’sa ah.)
اَللَّهُمَّ يَا ذَاَ ٱلْمِنَنِ ٱلسَّابِغَةِ
allahumma ya dha alminani alssabighati
O Allah, the Lord of the complete favors,
the utter bounties,
the immense mercy,
and all-encompassing power,
and the immense blessings,
and the great gifts,
and the elegant boons,
and plentiful rewards!
يَا مَنْ لا يُنْعَتُ بِتَمْثِيلٍ
ya man la yun`atu bitamthilin
O He Who cannot be described by any analogy,
وَلاَ يُمَثَّلُ بِنَظِيرٍ
wa la yumaththalu binazirin
nor compared with any like,
وَلاَ يُغْلَبُ بِظَهِيرٍ
wa la yughlabu bizahirin
and nor overcome with the help of any supporter.
يَا مَنْ خَلَقَ فَرَزَقَ
ya man khalaqa farazaqa
O He Who created and then granted sustenance,
wa alhama fa-antaqa
and inspired (them) and then endowed them with speech,
and originated (the creation) and then initiated it,
wa `ala fartafa`a
transcended it and then surmounted it,
wa qaddara fa-ahsana
and determined it in an excellent form,
wa sawwara fa-atqana
and then formed it in a perfect manner,
and advanced conclusive proofs,
wa an`ama fa-asbagha
and blessed abundantly,
wa a`ta fa-ajzala
and rewarded plenteously,
wa manaha fa-afdala
and conferred gracious gifts!
يَا مَنْ سَمَا فِي ٱلْعِزِّ
ya man sama fi al`izzi
O He Who is so lofty in might
فَفَاتَ نَوَاظِرَ ٱلأَبْصَارِ
fafata nawazira al-absari
so he eludes the gaze of the creatures' eyes,
وَدَنَا فِي ٱللُّطْفِ
wa dana fi allutfi
and so close in affection
فَجَازَ هَوَاجِسَ ٱلأَفْكَارِ
fajaza hawajisa al-afkari
so as to ascend all notions of thought!
يَا مَنْ تَوَحَّدَ بِٱلْمُلْكِ
ya man tawahhada bilmulki
O He Who is the sole sovereign of His dominion
فَلاَ نِدَّ لَهُ فِي مَلَكُوتِ سُلْطَانِهِ
fala nidda lahu fi malakuti sultanihi
that no peer can ever be found for Him in the realms of His power
وَتَفَرَّدَ بِٱلآلاَءِ وَٱلْكِبْرِيَاءِ
wa tafarrada bil-ala‘i walkibriya‘i
and has been so matchless in bounties and supremacy
فَلاَ ضِدَّ لَهُ فِي جَبَرُوتِ شَأْنِهِ
fala didda lahu fi jabaruti sha'nihi
that nothing can oppose Him in the omnipotence of His situation!
5. Shaykh al-Tusi has narrated that the following holy Signature (Tawqee) – Signed Letter of Imam Mahdi (atfs) was conveyed to his representative Shaykh Abu-Ja`far Muhammad ibn `Uthman ibn Sa`eed:
On each day in Rajab, you may say the following prayer:
بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
bismi allahi alrrahmani alrrahimi
In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.
Shaykh al-Tusi (a.r.)has also narrated that a document signed by Imam al-Mahdi (peace be upon him) was received by by Shaikh Abu al-Qasim Husain Ibn Rawh al-Nawbakhti (r.a.), Imam al-Mahdi’(peace be upon him)s representative, comprising that the following prayer is recommended to be said in the month of Rajab:
In this supplication, we swear upon Allah, Mighty and Glorified be
He, for the sake of the two blessed births that took place in this
month, Imam al-Jawaad (peace be upon him) and Imam al-Haadi (peace be upon him). We also seek
forgiveness and pardon from Him and that He metes out unto us a
It is recommended to offer a sixty-unit prayer in Rajab. Each night, it is recommended to offer two units of this prayer in the first unit of which Surah al-Fatihah is recited once, Surah al-Kafirun (No. 109) repeated three times, and Surah al-Tawhid recited one time. After the accomplishment of the two prayer units, it is recommended to raise the hands towards the sky and say the following:
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
la ilaha illa allahu
There is no god save Allah,
وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ
wahdahu la sharika lahu
the One and Only Who has no partner.
لَهُ ٱلْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ ٱلْحَمْدُ
lahu almulku wa lahu alhamdu
To Him is the kingdom and to Him is all praise.
yuhyi wa yumitu
He restores to live and cause to die
وَهُوَ حَيٌّ لاَ يَمُوتُ
wa huwa hayyun la yamutu
and He is Ever-living and He never dies.
In His Hands is all goodness,
وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
wa huwa `ala kulli shay'in qadirun
He has power over all things,
wa ilayhi almasiru
and to Him is the return of all things.
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin alnnabiyyi al-ummiyyi wa alihi
O Allah, (please do) bless Muhammad, the Ummi Prophet, and his Household.
It is also recommended to pass one’s hand over the face while reciting the last sentence of this supplication.
The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) is reported to have said that if one offers this prayer and recites this supplication, Almighty Allah will respond to his needs and will award him the reward of sixth times of Hajj and `Umrah.