Month of Rajab

Duas to be recited everyday in the Month of Rajab

It is advisable to say the following supplicatory prayer each day in Rajab. It has been narrated that Imam Zayn al-Abideen (as) used to say this supplicatory 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 manages the wants of the needy,
وَيَعْلَمُ ضَمِيرَ ٱلصَّامِتِينَ
wa ya`lamu damira alssamitina
and is aware of that which is hidden in the heart of the silent sufferers!
لِكُلِّ مَسْالَةٍ مِنْكَ سَمْعٌ حَاضِرٌ
likulli mas'alatin minka sam`un hadirun
Every problem receives Your attention,
وَجَوَابٌ عَتِيدٌ
wa jawabun `atidun
and is settled well.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَمَوَاعِيدُكَ ٱلصَّادِقَةُ
allahumma wa mawa`iduka alssadiqatu
O Allah, Your promises come true,
وَايَادِيكَ ٱلْفَاضِلَةُ
wa ayadika alfadilatu
Your favors are many,
وَرَحْمَتُكَ ٱلْوَاسِعَةُ
wa rahmatuka alwasi`atu
and Your Mercy is extensive,
فَاسْالُكَ انْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
fa-as'aluka an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
therefore, I beseech You to send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَانْ تَقْضِيَ حَوَائِجِي لِلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
wa an taqdiya hawa'iji lilddunya wal-akhirati
and fulfill my desires in this world and in the world to come.
إنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
innaka `ala kulli shay‘in qadirun
Verily, You have power over all things.

It is recommended to say the following supplicatory prayer that Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (`a) used to say everyday in Rajab:


خَابَ ٱلْوَافِدُونَ عَلَىٰ غَيْرِكَ
khaba alwafidwna `alai ghayrika
Those who come to anyone other than You have really gone wrong.
وَخَسِرَ ٱلْمُتَعَرِّضُونَ إِلاَّ لَكَ
wa khasira almuta`arriduna illa laka
Those who visit anyone other than You have missed the right way.
وَضَٱعَ الْمُلِمُّونَ إِلاَّ بِكَ
wa da`a almulimmuna illa bika
Those who depend upon other than You have lost except those who depend upon You.
وَاجْدَبَ ٱلْمُنْتَجِعُونَ إِلاَّ مَنِ ٱنْتَجَعَ فَضْلَكَ
wa ajdaba almuntaji`una illa man intaja`a fadlaka
Those who have had recourse to other than Your favors will have lived in poverty except those who have recourse to Your favors.
بَابُكَ مَفْتُوحٌ لِلرَّاغِبِينَ
babuka maftuhun lilrraghibina
Your door is always open before those who desire for You.
وَخَيْرُكَ مَبْذُولٌ لِلطَّالِبِينَ
wa khayruka mabdhulun lilttalibina
Your wealth is always available for those who seek it.
وَفَضْلُكَ مُبَاحٌ لِلسَّائِلِينَ
wa fadluka mubahun lilssa’ilina
Your favors are always obtainable by those who ask for them.
وَنَيْلُكَ مُتَاحٌ لِلآمِلِينَ
wa nayluka mutahun lilamilina
Your rewards are accessible for those who hope for them.
وَرِزْقُكَ مَبْسُوطٌ لِمَنْ عَصَاكَ
wa rizquka mabsutun liman `asaka
Your sustenance is extended for even those who disobey You.
وَحِلْمُكَ مُعْتَرِضٌ لِمَنْ نَاوَاكَ
wa hilmuka mu`taridun liman nawaka
Your forbearance is reachable for even those who antagonize You.
عَادَتُكَ ٱلإِحْسَانُ إلَىٰ ٱلْمُسِيئِينَ
`adatuka al-ihsanu ila almusi'ina
Your habit is to do favor to the wrongdoers
وَسَبِيلُكَ ٱلإِبْقَاءُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُعْتَدِينَ
wa sabiluka al-ibqa‘u `ala almu`tadina
and Your custom is to overlook the transgressors.
اَللَّهُمَّ فَٱهْدِنِي هُدَىٰ ٱلْمُهْتَدِينَ
allahumma fahdini huda almuhtadina
O Allah, (please do) lead me to the path of the well-guided ones,
وَٱرْزُقْنِي ٱجْتِهَادَ ٱلْمُجْتَهِدِينَ
warzuqni ijtihada almujtahidina
grant me the determination of the hardworking ones,
وَلاَ تَجْعَلْنِي مِنَ ٱلْغَافِلِينَ ٱلْمُبْعَدِينَ
wa la taj`alni mina alghafilina almub`adina
do not include me with the unmindful ones who are dismissed (from Your mercy),
وَٱغْفِرْ لِي يَوْمَ ٱلدِّينِ
waghfir li yawma alddini
and forgive me on the Judgment Day.

In his book of al-Misbah, Shaykh al-Tusi mentions that al-Mu`alla ibn Khunays has reported Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (`a) 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.


اَللَّهُمَّ إنّي اسْالُكَ صَبْرَ ٱلشَّاكِرِينَ لَكَ
allahumma inni as'aluka sabra alshshakirina laka
O Allah, I implore You for the endurance of those who always thank You,
وَعَمَلَ ٱلْخَائِفِينَ مِنْكَ
wa `amala alkha'fina minka
the efforts of those who fear You,
وَيَقِينَ ٱلْعَابِدِينَ لَكَ
wa yaqina al`abidina laka
and the faith of those who worship You.
اَللَّهُمَّ انْتَ ٱلْعَلِيُّ ٱلْعَظِيمُ
allahumma anta al`aliyyu al`azimu
O Allah, You are verily the Most High, the All-great,
وَانَا عَبْدُكَ ٱلْبَائِسُ ٱلْفَقِيرُ
wa ana `abduka alba'isu alfaqiru
while I am Your servant—the miserable and the needy.
انْتَ ٱلْغَنِيُّ ٱلْحَمِيدُ
anta alghaniyyu alhamidu
You are the Self-Sufficient, the Praised,
وَانَا ٱلْعَبْدُ ٱلذَّلِيلُ
wa ana al`abdu aldhdhalilu
while I am the humble servant.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa alihi
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household
وَٱمْنُنْ بِغِنَاكَ عَلَىٰ فَقْرِي
wamnun bighinaka `ala faqri
and do favor to my neediness through Your self-sufficiency,
وَبِحِلْمِكَ عَلَىٰ جَهْلِي
wa bihilmika `alai jahli
to my impatience through Your forbearance,
وَبِقُوَّتِكَ عَلَىٰ ضَعْفِي
wa biquwwatika `alai da`fi
and to my weakness through Your power.
يَا قَوِيُّ يَا عَزِيزُ
ya qawiyyu ya `azizu
O All-power, O Almighty.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa alihi
O Allah, bless Muhammad and his Household;
ٱلاوْصِيَاءِ ٱلْمَرْضِيِّينَ
al-awsiya‘i almardiyyina
the Successors (of prophet hood) and the Pleased;
وَٱكْفِنِي مَا اهَمَّنِي مِنْ امْرِ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
wakfini ma ahammani min amri alddunya wal-akhirati
and save me from whatever aggrieves me among the worldly and religious affairs.
يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!

Shaykh al-Tusi has also mentioned that the following supplicatory prayer is advisedly repeated each day in Rajab: (This supplicatory prayer is also advisably said in Masjid Sa’sa ah.)


اَللَّهُمَّ يَا ذَاَ ٱلْمِنَنِ ٱلسَّابِغَةِ
allahumma ya dha alminani alssabighati
O Allah, the Lord of the complete favors,
وَٱلآلاَءِ ٱلْوَازِعَةِ
wal-ala‘i alwazi`ati
the utter bounties,
وَٱلرَّحْمَةِ ٱلْوَاسِعَةِ
walrrahmati alwasi`ati
the immense mercy,
وَٱلْقُدْرَةِ ٱلْجَامِعَةِ
walqudrati aljami`ati
the all-embracing power,
وَٱلنِّعَمِ ٱلْجَسِيمَةِ
walnni`ami aljasimati
the vast graces,
وَٱلْمَوَاهِبِ ٱلْعَظِيمَةِ
walmawahibi al`azimati
the great bestowals,
وَٱلايَادِي ٱلْجَمِيلَةِ
wal-ayadi aljamilati
the nice gifts,
وَٱلْعَطَايَا ٱلْجَزِيلَةِ
wal`ataya aljazilati
and the abundant donations!
يَا مَنْ لا يُنْعَتُ بِتَمْثِيلٍ
ya man la yun`atu bitamthilin
O He Who is not resembled to anything,
وَلاَ يُمَثَّلُ بِنَظِيرٍ
wa la yumaththalu binazirin
is not likened to any match,
وَلاَ يُغْلَبُ بِظَهِيرٍ
wa la yughlabu bizahirin
and is not overcome by any supported one!
يَا مَنْ خَلَقَ فَرَزَقَ
ya man khalaqa farazaqa
O He Who has created and then granted sustenance,
وَالْهَمَ فَانْطَقَ
wa alhama fa-antaqa
has inspired to understand and then made speech,
وَٱبْتَدَعَ فَشَرَعَ
wabtada`a fashara`a
has made and then enacted laws,
وَعَلاَ فَٱرْتَفَعَ
wa `ala fartafa`a
has risen high and then elevated,
وَقَدَّرَ فَاحْسَنَ
wa qaddara fa-ahsana
has estimated so perfectly,
وَصَوَّرَ فَاتْقَنَ
wa sawwara fa-atqana
has shaped so excellently,
وَٱحْتَجَّ فَابْلَغَ
wahtajja fa-ablagha
has provided arguments so conclusively,
وَانْعَمَ فَاسْبَغَ
wa an`ama fa-asbagha
has bestowed so completely,
وَاعْطَىٰ فَاجْزَلَ
wa a`ta fa-ajzala
has granted so abundantly,
وَمَنَحَ فَافْضَلَ
wa manaha fa-afdala
and has conferred so favorably!
يَا مَنْ سَمَا فِي ٱلْعِزِّ
ya man sama fi al`izzi
O He Who has elevated so honorably
فَفَاتَ نَوَاظِرَ ٱلابْصَارِ
fafata nawazira al-absari
that all sights have missed Him,
وَدَنَا فِي ٱللُّطْفِ
wa dana fi allutfi
and has approached so gently
فَجَازَ هَوَاجِسَ ٱلافْكَارِ
fajaza hawajisa al-afkari
that He has passed all apprehensions!
يَا مَنْ تَوَحَّدَ بِٱلْمُلْكِ
ya man tawahhada bilmulki
O He Who has possessed so incomparably
فَلاَ نِدَّ لَهُ فِي مَلَكُوتِ سُلْطَانِهِ
fala nidda lahu fi malakuti sultanihi
that no peer can ever be found for Him in the domination of His power
وَتَفَرَّدَ بِٱلآلاَءِ وَٱلْكِبْرِيَاءِ
wa tafarrada bil-ala‘i walkibriya‘i
and has been so matchless in bounties and pride
فَلاَ ضِدَّ لَهُ فِي جَبَرُوتِ شَانِهِ
fala didda lahu fi jabaruti sha'nihi
that nothing can oppose Him in the omnipotence of His situation!
يَا مَنْ حَارَتْ فِي كِبْرِيَاءِ هَيْبَتِهِ دَقَائِقُ لَطَائِفِ ٱلاوْهَامِ
ya man harat fi kibriya‘i haybatihi daqa’iqu lata’ifi al-awhami
O He, the pride of Whose dignity has perplexed even the finest allusions
وَٱنْحَسَرَتْ دُونَ إِدْرَاكِ عَظَمَتِهِ خَطَائِفُ ابْصَارِ ٱلانَامِ
wanhasarat duna idraki `azamatihi khata’ifu absari al-anami
and Whose greatness cannot be recognized by even the twinkling of the people’s sights!
يَا مَنْ عَنَتِ ٱلْوُجُوهُ لِهَيْبَتِهِ
ya man `anat alwujuhu lihaybatihi
O He before Whose dignity all faces have humbled themselves,
وَخَضَعَتِ ٱلرِّقَابُ لِعَظَمَتِهِ
wa khada`at alrriqabu li`azamatihi
to Whose greatness all necks submitted,
وَوَجِلَتِ ٱلْقُلُوبُ مِنْ خِيفَتِهِ
wa wajilat alqulubu min khifatihi
and Whom is feared by all hearts!
اسْالُكَ بِهٰذِهِ ٱلْمِدْحَةِ ٱلَّتِي لا تَنْبَغِي إِلاَّ لَكَ
as'aluka bihadhihi almidhati allati la tanbaghi illa laka
I pray to You in the name of this piece of praise that none deserves save You,
وَبِمَا وَايْتَ بِهِ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِكَ لِدَاعِيكَ مِنَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa bima wa'ayta bihi `ala nafsika lida`ika mina almu'minina
in the name of that which You have made incumbent upon Yourself for the believers who pray to You,
وَبِمَا ضَمِنْتَ ٱلإِجَابَةَ فِيهِ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِكَ لِلدَّاعِينَ
wa bima daminta al-ijabata fihi `ala nafsika lildda`ina
and in the name of Your guaranteeing response for those who supplicate to You.
يَا اسْمَعَ ٱلسَّامِعِينَ
ya asma`a alssami`ina
O best hearer of all those who can hear!
وَابْصَرَ ٱلنَّاظِرِينَ
wa absara alnnazirina
O best seer of all those who can see!
وَاسْرَعَ ٱلْحَاسِبِينَ
wa asra`a alhasibina
O swiftest in calling to account!
يَا ذَاَ ٱلْقُوَّةِ ٱلْمَتِينَ
ya dha alquwwati almatina
O Lord of Power, O Strong!
صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ خَاتَمِ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ وَعَلَىٰ اهْلِ بَيْتِهِ
salli `ala muhammadin khatami alnnabiyyina wa `ala ahli baytihi
(Please do) bless Muhammad, the seal of the Prophets, and his Household,
وَٱقْسِمْ لِي فِي شَهْرِنَا هٰذَا خَيْرَ مَا قَسَمْتَ
waqsim li fi shahrina hadha khayra ma qasamta
and grant us a portion of the best of that which You decide in this month,
وَٱحْتِمْ لِي فِي قَضَائِكَ خَيْرَ مَا حَتَمْتَ
wahtim li fi qada'ika khayra ma hatamta
choose for me the best act that You decide,
وَٱخْتِمْ لِي بَٱلسَّعَادَةِ فِيمَنْ خَتَمْتَ
wakhtim li bilssa`adati fiman khatamta
seal my life with happiness with which You seal the lives of others,
وَاحْيِنِي مَا احْيَيْتَنِي مَوْفُوراً
wa ahyini ma ahyaytani mawfuran
adorn my whole life with abundant wealth,
وَامِتْنِي مَسْرُوراً وَمَغْفُوراً
wa amitni masruran wa maghfuran
grasp my soul with happiness and forgiveness of my sins,
وَتَوَلَّ انْتَ نَجَاتِي مِنْ مُسَاءَلَةِ ٱلبَرْزَخِ
wa tawalla anta najati min musa'alati albarzakhi
be my Redeemer as regards the Interrogation of the Grave,
وَٱدْرا عَنِّي مُنكَراً وَنَكِيراً
wadra' `anni munkaran wa nakiran
protect me against Munkar and Nakir,
وَارِ عَيْنِي مُبَشِّراً وَبَشِيراً
wa ari `ayni mubashshiran wa bashiran
let my eyes see Mubashshir and Bashir,
وَٱجْعَلْ لِي إِلَىٰ رِضْوَانِكَ وَجِنَانِكَ مَصِيراً
waj`al li ila ridwanika wa jinanika masiran
cause the end of my march to be towards Your pleasure and Paradises,
وَعَيْشاً قَرِيراً
wa `ayshan qariran
decide for me delightful living
وَمُلْكاً كَبِيراً
wa mulkan kabiran
and big kingdom,
وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ كَثِيراً
wa salli `ala muhammadin wa alihi kathiran
and bless Muhammad and his Household very much.

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 supplicatory prayer:


اَللَّهُمَّ إنِّي اسْالُكَ بِمَعَانِي جَمِيعِ مَا يَدْعُوكَ بِهِ وُلاةُ امْرِكَ
allahumma inni as'aluka bima`ani jami`i ma yad`uka bihi wulatu amrika
O Allah, I implore You in the name of the meanings of all the names by which You are prayed by Your representatives,
ٱلْمَامُونُونَ عَلَىٰ سِرِّكَ
alma'mununa `ala sirrika
the trustees with Your secret,
ٱلْمُسْتَبْشِرُونَ بامْرِكَ
almustabshiruna bi'amrika
the conveyers of Your affairs,
ٱلْوَاصِفُونَ لِقُدْرَتِكَ
alwasifuna liqudratika
the describers of Your power,
ٱلْمُعْلِنُونَ لِعَظَمَتِكَ
almu`linuna li`azamatika
and the announcers of Your greatness.
اسْالُكَ بِمَا نَطَقَ فِيهِمْ مِنْ مَشِيئَتِكَ
as'aluka bima nataqa fihim min mashi'atika
I implore You by Your will that has manifested itself through them
فَجَعَلْتَهُمْ مَعَادِنَ لِكَلِمَاتِكَ
faja`altahum ma`adina likalimatika
and thus You have made them the essences of Your Words,
وَارْكَاناً لِتَوْحِيدِكَ
wa arkanan litawhidika
the indications to Your Oneness,
وَآيَاتِكَ وَمَقَامَاتِكَ الَّتِي لا تَعْطِيلَ لَهَا
wa ayatika wa maqamatika allati la ta`tila laha
the signs leading to You, and Your Standings that are non-stop
فِي كُلِّ مَكَانٍ يَعْرِفُكَ بِهَا مَنْ عَرَفَكَ
fi kulli makanin ya`rifuka biha man `arafaka
in each place where those who recognize You could only recognize You through them.
لا فَرْقَ بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَهَا إِلاَّ انَّهُمْ عِبَادُكَ وَخَلْقُكَ
la farqa baynaka wa baynaha illa annahum `ibaduka wa khalquka
No difference between You and them save that they are Your servants and creatures.
فَتْقُهَا وَرَتْقُهَا بِيَدِكَ
fatquha wa ratquha biyadika
The opening and the closing of all things are in Your hand alone.
بَدْؤُهَا مِنْكَ وَعَوْدُهَا إلَيْكَ
bad'uha minka wa `awduha ilayka
The inauguration and the conclusion of all things belong to You alone.
اعْضَادٌ وَاشْهَادٌ
a`dadun wa ashhadun
(They are thus only) supporters, witnesses,
وَمُنَاةٌ وَاذْوَادٌ
wa munatun wa adhwadun
wishing (Your mercy), protecting (Your religion),
وَحَفَظَةٌ وَرُوَّادٌ
wa hafazatun wa ruwwadun
saving (Your laws), and pioneers (to the obedience to You).
فَبِهِمْ مَلَاتَ سَمَاءَكَ وَارْضَكَ
fabihim mala'ta sama'aka wa ardaka
With them have You filled Your heavens and earth
حَتَّىٰ ظَهَرَ انْ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ
hatta zahara an la ilaha illa anta
until it has become obvious that there is no god save You.
فَبِذٰلِكَ اسْالُكَ
fabidhalika as'aluka
I thus implore You in the name of all this,
وَبِمَوَاقِعِ ٱلْعِزِّ مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ
wa bimawaqi`i al`izzi min rahmatika
in the name of the sites of dignity in Your mercy,
وَبِمَقَامَاتِكَ وَعَلامَاتِكَ
wa bimaqamatika wa `alamatika
in the name of Your standings and Signs,
انْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa alihi
to send blessings to Muhammad and his Household
وَانْ تَزِيدَنِي إِيـمَاناً وَتَثْبِيتاً
wa an tazidani imanan wa tathbitan
and increase my faith and firmness.
يَا بَاطِناً فِي ظُهُورِهِ
ya batinan fi zuhurihi
O He Who is Immanent in His Evidence!
وَظَاهِراً فِي بُطُونِهِ وَمَكْنُونِهِ
wa zahiran fi butunihi wa maknunihi
O He Who is Evident in His Immanence and in His hiddenness!
يَا مُفَرِّقاً بَيْنَ ٱلنُّورِ وَٱلدَّيجُورِ
ya mufarriqan bayna alnnuri walddayjuri
O He Who sets apart light from murk!
يَا مَوْصُوفاً بِغَيْرِ كُنْهٍ
ya mawsufan bighayri kunhin
O He Whom is described without recognition of his real essence!
وَمَعْرُوفاً بِغَيْرِ شِبْهٍ
wa ma`rufan bighayri shibhin
and He Whom is recognized without having anything like Him!
حَادَّ كُلِّ مَحْدُودٍ
hadda kulli mahdudin
O Edger of all edged things!
وَشَاهِدَ كُلِّ مَشْهُودٍ
wa shahida kulli mashhudin
O Witness of all done things!
وَمُوجِدَ كُلِّ مَوْجُودٍ
wa mujida kulli mawjudin
O Bringer into being all existent things!
وَمُحْصِيَ كُلِّ مَعْدُودٍ
wa muhsiya kulli ma`dudin
O Knower of the number of all countable things!
وَفَاقِدَ كُلِّ مَفْقُودٍ
wa faqida kulli mafqudin
O Knower of the place of all lost things!
لَيْسَ دُونَكَ مِنْ مَعْبُودٍ
laysa dunaka min ma`budin
None is worshipped except You.
اهْلَ ٱلْكِبْرِيَاءِ وَٱلْجُودِ
ahla alkibriya‘i waljudi
You are the worthiest of all pride and magnanimity.
يَا مَنْ لا يُكَيَّفُ بِكَيْفٍ
ya man la yukayyafu bikayfin
O He about Whom, it is infeasible to as ‘how’
وَلاَ يُؤَيَّنُ بِايْنٍ
wa la yu'ayyanu bi-aynin
and it is infeasible to ask ‘where’!
يَا مُحْتَجِباً عَنْ كُلِّ عَيْنٍ
ya muhtajiban `an kulli `aynin
O He Who is concealed from all sights!
يَا دَيْمُومُ يَا قَيُّومُ وَعَالِمَ كُلِّ مَعْلُومٍ
ya daymumu ya qayyumu wa `alima kulli ma`lumin
O Everlasting, O Self-Subsistent, O Knower of all known things!
صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَعَلَىٰ عِبَادِكَ ٱلْمُنْتَجَبِينَ
salli `ala muhammadin wa alihi wa `ala `ibadika almuntajabina
(Please do) send blessings to Muhammad, his Household, Your selected servants,
وَبَشَرِكَ ٱلْمُحْتَجِبِينَ
wa basharika almuhtajibina
Your concealed human beings,
وَمَلائِكَتِكَ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِينَ
wa mala'ikatika almuqarrabina
Your favorite angels,
وَٱلْبُهْمِ ٱلصَّافِّينَ ٱلْحَافِّينَ
walbuhmi alssaffina alhaffina
and the Angels who draw themselves out in ranks and who throng (round the Divine Throne),
وَبَارِكْ لَنَا فِي شَهْرِنَا هٰذَا ٱلْمُرَجَّبِ ٱلْمُكَرَّمِ
wa barik lana fi shahrina hadha almurajjabi almukarrami
and bless us in this month—the honored and dignified—
وَمَا بَعْدَهُ مِنَ ٱلاشْهُرِ ٱلْحُرُمِ
wa ma ba`dahu min al-ashhuri alhurumi
as well as the next sacred months,
وَاسْبِغْ عَلَيْنَا فِيهِ ٱلنِّعَمَ
wa asbigh `alayna fihi alnni`ama
pour upon us Your graces in this month,
وَاجْزِلْ لَنَا فِيهِ ٱلْقِسَمَ
wa ajzil lana fihi alqisama
grant us abundant shares of blessings,
وَابْرِرْ لَنَا فِيهِ ٱلْقَسَمَ
wa abrir lana fihi alqasama
admit our requests,
بِٱسْمِكَ ٱلاعْظَمِ ٱلاعْظَمِ ٱلاجَلِّ ٱلاكْرَمِ
bismika al-a`zami al-a`zami al-ajalli al-akrami
in the name of Your Name, the Greatest, the Greatest, the Loftiest, the Most Honored
ٱلَّذِي وَضَعْتَهُ عَلَىٰ ٱلنَّهَارِ فَاضَاءَ
alladhi wada`tahu `ala alnnahari fa-ada'a
that You put on daylight and it thus lit up
وَعَلَىٰ ٱللَّيْلِ فَاظْلَمَ
wa `ala allayli fa-azlama
and You put on night and it thus darkened,
وَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا مَا تَعْلَمُ مِنَّا وَمَا لا نَعْلَمُ
waghfir lana ma ta`lamu minna wa ma la na`lamu
forgive us all that which You know about us and all that which we do not know,
وَٱعْصِمْنَا مِنَ ٱلذُّنُوبِ خَيْرَ ٱلْعِصَمِ
wa`simna mina aldhdhnubi khayra al`isami
protect us against sins with the best of protection,
وَٱكْفِنَا كَوَافِيَ قَدَرِكَ
wakfina kawafiya qadarika
save us against the acts that You predetermine,
وَٱمْنُنْ عَلَيْنَا بِحُسْنِ نَظَرِكَ
wamnun `alayna bihusni nazarika
bestow upon us with Your superb looking,
وَلاَ تَكِلْنَا إلَىٰ غَيْرِكَ
wa la takilna ila ghayrika
do not leave us in the hands of anyone other than You,
وَلاَ تَمْنَعْنَا مِنْ خَيْرِكَ
wa la tamna`na min khayrika
do not prevent us from Your goodness,
وَبَارِكْ لَنَا فِيمَا كَتَبْتَهُ لَنَا مِنْ اعْمَارِنَا
wa barik lana fima katabtahu lana min a`marina
bless us during the age that You have decided for us,
وَاصْلِحْ لَنَا خَبِيئَةَ اسْرَارِنَا
wa aslih lana khabi'ata asrarina
make righteous for us our inner selves,
وَاعْطِنَا مِنْكَ ٱلامَانَ
wa a`tina minka al-amana
grant us Your security,
وَٱسْتَعْمِلْنَا بِحُسْنِ ٱلإِيـمَانِ
wasta`milna bihusni al-imani
make us enjoy perfect faith,
وَبَلِّغْنَا شَهْرَ ٱلصِّيَامِ
wa ballighna shahra alssiyami
and make us catch the month of fasting
وَمَا بَعْدَهُ مِنَ ٱلايَّامِ وَٱلاعْوَامِ
wa ma ba`dahu mina al-ayyami wal-a`wami
and the days and years coming after,
يَا ذَا َٱلْجَلالِ وَٱلإِكْرَامِ
ya dha aljalali wal-ikrami
O Lord of Majesty and Honor!

Shaykh al-Tusi has also narrated that a document signed by Imam al-Mahdi (atfs) was received by Shaykh Abu’l-Qasim, Imam al-Mahdi’s representative, comprising that the following supplicatory prayer would be recommendably said in the month of Rajab:


اَللَّهُمَّ إنِّي اسْالُكَ بِٱلْمَوْلُودَيْنِ فِي رَجَبٍ
allahumma inni as'aluka bilmawludayni fi rajabin
O Allah, I beseech You in the name of those who were born in Rajab,
مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ٱلثَّانِي
muhammadi bni `aliyyin alththani
Muhammad ibn `Ali the second
وَٱبْنِهِ عَلِيٍّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ ٱلْمُنْتَجَبِ
wabnihi `aliyyi bni muhammadin almuntajabi
and his son `Ali ibn Muhammad the divinely selected;
وَاتَقَرَّبُ بِهِمَا إِلَيْكَ خَيْرَ ٱلْقُرَبِ
wa ataqarrabu bihima ilayka khayra alqurabi
I seek nearness to You through both of them for they are the best means of nearness to You.
يَا مَنْ إِلَيْهِ ٱلْمَعْرُوفُ طُلِبَ
ya man ilayhi alma`rufu tuliba
O He from Whom favors are sought
وَفِيمَا لَدَيْهِ رُغِبَ
wa fima ladayhi rughiba
and what He possesses is desired!
اسْالُكَ سُؤَالَ مُقْتَرِفٍ مُذْنِبٍ
as'aluka su'ala muqtarifin mudhnibin
I beseech You with the entreaty of him
قَدْ اوْبَقَتْهُ ذُنُوبُهُ
qad awbaqat-hu dhunubuhu
whom is enchained by his sins
وَاوْثَقَتْهُ عُيُوبُهُ
wa awthaqat-hu `uyubuhu
and is bound by his defects;
فَطَالَ عَلَىٰ ٱلْخَطَايَا دُؤُوبُهُ
fatala `ala alkhataya du'ubuhu
therefore, he devoted himself to offenses,
وَمِنَ ٱلرَّزَايَا خُطُوبُهُ
wa mina alrrazaya khutubuhu
and disasters have attacked him heavily.
يَسْالُكَ ٱلتَّوْبَةَ
yas'aluka alttawbata
He is now begging You for accepting his repentance,
وَحُسْنَ ٱلاوْبَةِ
wa husna al-awbati
good return from You,
وَٱلنُّزُوعَ عَنِ ٱلْحَوْبَةِ
walnnuzu`a `an alhawbati
redeeming from punishment,
وَمِنَ ٱلنَّارِ فَكَاكَ رَقَبَتِهِ
wa min alnnari fakaka raqabatihi
releasing from Hellfire,
وَٱلْعَفْوَ عَمَّا فِي رِبْقَتِهِ
wal`afwa `amma fi ribqatihi
and overlooking the sins that are hanged to him.
فَانْتَ مَوْلاَيَ اعْظَمُ امَلِهِ وَثِقَتِهِ
fa-anta mawlaya a`zamu amalihi wa thiqatihi
Certainly, You, O my Master, the greatest of all hopes and desires he has.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَاسْالُكَ بِمَسَائِلِكَ ٱلشَّرِيفَةِ
allahumma wa as'aluka bimasa'ilika alshsharifati
O Allah, I beg You in the name of the holy means that You admit
وَوَسَائِلِكَ ٱلْمُنِيفَةِ
wa wasa'ilika almunifati
and all of the elevated courses that take to You
انْ تَتَغَمَّدَنِي فِي هٰذَا ٱلشَّهْرِ بِرَحْمَةٍ مِنْكَ وَاسِعَةٍ
an tataghammadani fi hadha alshshahri birahmatin minka wasi`atin
to encompass me, in this month, with vast mercy of You,
وَنِعْمَةٍ وَازِعَةٍ
wa ni`matin wazi`atin
abundant favors,
وَنَفْسٍ بِمَا رَزَقْتَهَا قَانِعَةٍ
wa nafsin bima razaqtaha qani`atin
and satisfaction with what You have decided for me
إِلَىٰ نُزُولِ ٱلْحَافِرَةِ
ila nuzuli alhafirati
until I am put in my final hole,
وَمَحَلِّ ٱلآخِرَةِ
wa mahalli al-akhirati
which is my abode to the Hereafter
وَمَا هِيَ إِلَيْهِ صَائِرَةٌ
wa ma hiya ilayhi sa'iratun
and the Final Fate.