Month of Ramadan

Laylatul Qadr (Specific 23rd Ramadan)

Recite the following Quran Surah
Surah Al-`Ankabut (No. 29)
Surah Al-Rum (No. 30)
Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) is reported to have said, “Anyone who recites the two Surahs at this night will be included with the people of Paradise.”
It is also recommended to recite:
Surah of al-Dukhan (No. 44)
Repeat Surah of al-Qadr (No 97) 1000 times.

Recite the following Dua on 23rd Ramadan

اللّهُمّ امْدُدْ لِي فِي عُمْرِي،
O Allah: (please do) prolong my lifetime,
وَأَوْسِعْ لِي فِي رِزْقِي،
And expand my sustenance,
وَأَصِحّ لِي جِسْمِي،
And make my  body healthy,
وَبَلّغْنِي أَمَلِي،
And make me attain my hopes,
وَإِنْ كُنْتُ مِنَ الأَشْقِيَاءِ فَامْحُنِي مِنَ الأَشْقِيَاءِ
And if I am written with the unhappy ones, (please) erase my name from this list,
وَاكْتُبْنِي مِنَ السّعَدَاءِ،
And write it with the happy ones,
فَإِنّكَ قُلْتَ فِي كِتَابِكَ المُنْزَلِ عَلَى نَبِيّكَ المُرْسَلِ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ:
For You have said in Your Book that You revealed to Your missioned Prophet, Your peace be upon him and his Household:
(يَمْحُو اللّهُ مَايَشَاءُ وَيُثْبِتُ وَعِنْدَهُ أُمّ الكِتَابِ)
“Allah makes to pass away and establishes what He pleases, and with Him is the basis of the Book.”

ALLAAHUMMAMA-DUD LEE FEE U’MREE
WA AWSIA’-LEE FEE RIZQEE
WA AS’IH’H’A LEE JISMEE
WA BALLIGHNEE AMALEE
WA IN KUNTU MINAL ASHQIYAAA-I FAM-H’UNEE MINAL ASHQIYAAA
WAK-TUBNEE MINAS SU-A’DAAA
FA-INNAKA QULTA FEE KITAABIKAL MUNZALI A’LAA NABIYYKAL MURSAL S’ALAWAATUKA A’LAYHI WA AALIHEE
YAMH’ULLAAHU MAA YASHAAA-U WA YUTHBITU WA I’NDAHOO UMMUL KITAAB
Another Dua for 23rd Ramadan

اللّهُمّ اجْعَلْ فِيمَا تَقْضِي وَفِيمَا تُقَدّرُ
O Allah: (please), among the matters that You decide and make,
مِنَ الأَمْرِ المَحْتُومِ
From among the inevitable affairs,
وَفِيمَا تَفْرُقُ مِنَ الأَمْرِ الحَكِيمِ
And from among the wise matters that You make distinct,
فِي لَيْلَةِ القَدْرِ
At the Grand Night
مِنَ القَضَاءِ الّذِي لا يُرَدّ وَلا يُبَدّلُ
From among the act that is neither rejected nor altered,
أَنْ تَكْتُبَنِي مِنْ حُجَّاجِ بَيْتِكَ الحَرَامِ
That You decide me to be with the pilgrims to Your Holy House,
فِي عَامِي هذَا
At this year,
المَبْرُورِ حَجّهُمُ،
Those whose pilgrimage is admitted,
المَشْكُورِ سَعْيُهُمُ،
Whose efforts are praised,
المَغْفُورِ ذُنُوبُهُمُ،
Whose sins are forgiven,
المُكَفّرِ عَنْهُمْ سَيّئَاتُهُمْ،
And whose offenses and pardoned.
وَاجْعَلْ فِيمَا تِقْضِي وَتُقَدّرُ
And (please), among the matters that You decide and make,
أَنْ تُطِيلَ عُمْرِي،
Decide to prolong my lifetime,
وَتُوَسّعَ لِي فِي رِزْقِي.
And to expand my sustenance.
ALLAAHUMMAJ-A’L FEEMAA TAQZ”EE
WA FEEMAA TUQADDIRU MINAL AMRIL MAH’TOOM
WA FEEMA TAFRUQU MINAL AMRIL H’AKEEM
FEE LAYLATIL QADR MINAL QAZ”AAA-IL LAD’EE LAA YURADDU
WA LAA YUBADDALU AN TAKTUBANEE MIN H’UJJAAJI BAYTIKAL H’ARAAM
FEE A’AMEE HAAD’AL MABROOR H’UJJUHUMUL MASHKOOR
SAA’-YUHUMUL MAGHFOOR D’UNOOBUHUMAL MUKAFFARI A’NHUM SAYYI-AATUHUM
WAJ-A’L FEEMA TAQZ”EE
WA TAQADDIRU AN TUT’EEL U’MREE
WA TUWASSI-A’LEE FEE RIZQEE
Dua for 23rd Ramadan as mentioned in Iqbal al-A`mal’

يَا بَاطِناً فِي ظُهُورِهِ،
O He Who is intrinsic though He is evident,
ويَا ظَاهِراً فِي بُطُونِهِ،
And He Who is evident though He is intrinsic;
وَيَا بَاطِناً لَيْسَ يَخْفَى،
O He Who is intrinsic that is not missed
وَيَا ظَاهِراً لَيْسَ يُرَى،
And He Who is evident but He cannot be seen;
يَا مَوْصُوفاً لا يَبْلُغُ بِكَيْنُونَتِهِ مَوْصُوفٌ وَلا حَدّ مَحْدُودٌ،
O He Who is described, but neither any other described thing nor can any boundary attain His Being;
وَيَا غَائِباً غَيْرَ مَفْقُودٍ،
O He Who is absent but not lost,
وَيَا شَاهِداً غَيْرَ مَشْهُودٍ،
And He Who is present but not witnessed.
يُطْلَبُ فَيُصَابُ،
When He is sought, He shall be obtained,
وَلَمْ يَخْلُ مِنْهُ السّمَاوَاتُ وَالأَرْضُ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ،
And neither the heavens, nor the earth nor can anything that is between them be empty of Him.
لا يُدْرَكُ بِكَيْفٍ،
He cannot be realized by asking ‘How is He?’
وَلا يُؤَيّنُ بِأَيْنٍ وَلا بِحَيْثٍ،
And His place cannot be identified by asking, ‘Where is He?’ or ‘What is His place?’
أَنْتَ نُورُ النّورِ وَرَبّ الأَرْبَابِ،
You are verily the light of all lights and the Lord of all lords.
أَحَطْتَ بِجَمِيعِ الأُمورِ،
You have comprehended all things.
سُبحَانَ مَنْ لَيْسَ كَمِثِلهِ شَيْءٌ
Glory be to Him Whose like is nonexistent,
وَهُوَ السّميعُ البَصيرُ!
And He is the All-hearing, the All-seeing.
سبحَانَ مَنْ هُوَ هكَذَا وَلا هَكَذَا غَيْرُه!
Glory be to Him Who is in this state and nothing else can be ever in his state.

YAA BAAT’INAN FEE Z’UHOORIHI
WA YAA Z’AAHIRAN FEBUT’OONIHI
WA YAA BAAT’INAN LAYSA YAKHFAA
WA YAA Z’AAHIRAN LAYSA YURAA YAA
MAWS’OOFAN LAA YABLUGHU BI-KAYNOONATIHI MAWS’OOFUN
WA LAA H’ADDUN MAH’DOOD WA YAA GHAAA-IBAN GHAYRA MAFQOOD
WA YAA SHAAHIDAN GHAYRA MASH-HOOD YUT’LABU FA-YUS’AABU
WA LAM YAKHLU MINHUS SAMAAWAATU WAL ARZ”
WA MAA BAYNAHUMAA T’ARFATA A’YN LAA YUDRAKU BI-KAYFIN
WA LAA YOO-AYYANU BI-AYN
WA LAA BI-H’AYTHU ANTA NOORUN NOOR
WA RABBUL ARBAAB AH’AT’TA BI-JAMEE-I’L UMOOR SUBH’AANA MAN LAYSA KAMITHLIHI SHAY-UN
WA HUWAS SAMEE-U’L BAS’EER SUBH’AANA MAN HUWA HAAKAD’
AA WA LAA HAAKAD’AA GHAYRUHU
Another Dua for 23rd Ramadan’

يَا رَبّ لَيْلَةِ القَدْرِ
وَجَاعِلَهَا خَيْراً مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ،
وَرَبّ اللّيْلِ وَالنّهَارِ
وَالجِبَالِ وَالبِحَارِ
وَالظّلَمِ وَالأَنْوَارِ
وَالأَرْضِ وَالسّمَاءِ،
يَا بَارِئُ يَا مُصَوّرُ
يَا حَنَّانُ يَا مَنَّانُ،
يَا اللّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ
يَا اللّهُ يَا قَيّومُ
يَا اللّهُ يَا بَدِيعُ،
يَا اللّهُ يَا اللّهُ يَا اللّهُ
لَكَ الأَسْمَاءُ الحُسْنَى،
وَالأَمْثَالُ العُلْيَا،
وَالكِبْرِيَاءُ وَالآلاءُ،
أَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تُصَلّيَ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ،
وَأَنْ تَجْعَلَ اسْمِي فِي هذِهِ اللّيْلَةِ فِي السّعَدَاءِ،
وَرُوحِي مَعَ الشّهَدَاءِ،
وَإِحْسَانِي فِي عِلّيّينَ،
وَإِسَاءَتِي مَغْفُورَةً،
وَأَنْ تَهَبَ لِي يَقِيناً تُبَاشِرُ بِهِ قَلْبِي،
وَإِيمَاناً يُذْهِبُ الشّكّ عَنّي،
وَتُرْضِيَنِي بِمَا قَسَمْتَ لِي،
وَآتِنَا فِي الدّنْيَا حَسَنَةً،
وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً،
وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ الحَرِيقِ،
وَارْزُقْنِي فِيهَا ذِكْرَكَ وَشُكْرَكَ وَالرّغْبَةَ إِلَيْكَ،
وَالإِنَابَةَ وَالتّوْفِيقَ لِمَا وَفّقْتَ لَهُ مُحَمّداً وَآلَ مُحَمّدٍ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمُ السّلامُ.
It is also recommended to say the following supplication:
يَا مُدَبّرَ الأُمُورِ،
يَا بَاعِثَ مَنْ فِي القُبُورِ،
يَا مُجْرِيَ البُحُورِ،
يَا مُلَيّنَ الحَدِيدِ لِدَاوُدَ
صَلّ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ…
You may here mention your needs, and then continue:
اللّيْلَة اللّيْلَةَ.
O the Lord of the Grand Night
And He Who decided it to be better than one thousand months;
And the Lord of night and day
And the Lord of mountains and oceans,
And the Lord of darkness and light,
And the earth and the heavens.
O the Maker, O the Fashioner,
O the All-tender, O the All-favorer
O Allah, O the All-beneficent,
O Allah, O the Self-Subsisting,
O Allah, O the wonderful Originator,
O Allah; O Allah; O Allah;
To You are the Most Excellent Names,
And the most elevated examples,
And greatness and bounties.
I beseech You to bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
And to include my name with the list of the happiest ones,
And to add my soul to the martyrs,
And record my good deeds in the most exalted rank
And to decide my offense to be forgiven,
And to grant me certitude that fills in my heart
And faith that removes dubiosity from me
And to make me feel satisfied with that which You decide for me
And (please) grant us reward in this world
And reward in the Hereafter,
And save us from the torment of the burning Fire,
And (also) confer upon us at this night Your mentioning, thanking You, and desiring for You,
And turning to You, and success to that to which You led Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad, peace be upon him and them.
It is also recommended to say the following supplication:

O the Director of all affairs;
O the Resurrector of all those in graves;
O He Who causes oceans to flow;
O He Who made the iron pliant for (Prophet) David;
(Please) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad…
You may here mention your needs, and then continue:

This very night; this very night.

ya rabba laylati alqadri
wa ja`ilaha khayran min alfi shahrin
wa rabba allayli wal-nnahari
wal-jibali wal-bihari
wal-¨¨ulami wal-anwari
wal-ardi wal-ssama‘i
ya bari’u ya musawwiru
ya hannanu ya mannanu
ya allahu ya rahmanu
ya allahu ya qayyumu
ya allahu ya badi`u
ya allahu ya allahu ya allahu
laka alasma‘u alhusna
wal-amthalu al`ulia
wal-kibrya‘u wal-ala‘u
as’aluka an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
wa an taj`ala asmy fi hadhihi allaylati fi alssu`ada‘i
wa ruhy ma`a alshshuhada‘i
wa ihsany fi `illiyyina
wa isa‘aty maghfuratan
wa an tahaba li yaqinan tubashiru bihi qalbi
wa ‘imanan yudhhibu alshshkk `anni
wa turdiyany bima qasamta li
wa atina fi alddunya hasanatan
wa fi alakhirati hasanatan
wa qina `adhaba alnnari alhariqi
warzuqny fiha dhikraka wa shukraka wal-rraghbata ilayka
wal-inabata wal-ttawfiqa lima waffaqta lahu muhammadan wa ala muhammadin `alayhi wa `alayhimu alssalamu
It is also recommended to say the following supplication:
ya mudabbira ala’umuri
ya ba`itha man fi alquburi
ya mujriya albuhuri
ya mulayyina alhadidi lidawuda
salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin…
You may here mention your needs, and then continue:
al-laylata al-laylata
Salaat of Imam Mehdi (atfs)’
2 Rak'ats
in each rakaat recite Surat al Fateha until one reaches verse: 5: "Iyyaka naA'budu wa iyyaka nastaA'een", then one repeats this verse 100 times, then completes the Surah.
After Surat al Fateha, Surat al Ekhlas is recited once.
The second Rak'ah is done in the same manner as the first rakaat.
Following the end of the prayer recite Duaa al Faraj (ilahi azaumal balaa):

Duaa from Sahifa Imam Mehdi (atfs) to be recited on 23rd Ramadan’

O’ Allah! Offer blessing and peace to be Your guard who will establish You affair, Muhammad bin Al-Hassan Al-Mahdi, may the best blessing and peace be on him and his forefathers, at this particular time and other time, as a guard, protector, leader, helper, evidence and supporter till You make Your Earth in subservient to him, and make him have long and extensive pleasure in it, and including his offspring among the inherited Imams.


اَللّٰہُمَّ کُنْ لِوَلِیِّکَ الْقَائِمِ بِأَمْرِکَ، مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ الْمَہْدِیِّ، عَلَیْہِ وَ عَلٰی آبَائِہٖ اَفْضَلُ الصَّلاَۃِ وَالسَّلاَمِ، فِیْ ہٰذِہِ السَّاعَۃِ وَ فِيْ کُلِّ سَاعَۃٍ، وَلِیًّا وَ حَافِظًا وَ قَائِدًا وَ نَاصِراً وَ دَلِیْلاً وَ مُؤَیِّدًا، حَتّٰی تُسْکِنَہُ اَرْضَکَ طَوْعًا، وَ تُمَتِّعَہُ فِیْہَا طُوْلاً وَ عَرْضًا، وَ تَجْعَلَہٗ وَ ذُرِّیَّتَہٗ مِنَ الْأَئِمَّۃِ الْوَارِثِیْنَ۔

O’ Allah, help him and to become victorious through him, let the victory come from You through his hand, let the help and victory come in his presence, and don’t give this responsibility to other than him. O’ Allah manifest Your religion and the custom of Your Prophet through him, till none of the fact is hidden due to the fear of some Your creatures.

اَللّٰہُمَّ انْصُرْہُ وَانْتَصِرْ بِہِ، وَاجْعَلِ النَّصْرَ مِنْکَ عَلٰی یَدِہٖ، وَاجْعَلِ النَّصْرَ لَہٗ وَالْفَتْحَ عَلٰی وَجْہِہٖ، وَلاَ تُوَجِّہِ الْاَمْرَ اِلٰی غَیْرِہِ۔ اَللّٰہُمَّ اَظْہِرْ بِہٖ دِیْنَکَ وَ سُنَّۃَ نَبِیِّکَ، حَتّٰی لاَ یَسْتَخْفِیَ بِشَیْئٍ مِنَ الْحَقِّ مَخَافَۃَ اَحَدٍ مِنَ الْخَلْقِ۔

O Allah, we ardently desire that You confer upon us a respectful government through which You may give might to Islam and its followers humiliate hypocrisy and its people and include us among those who invite people to the obedience to You and and lead them to Your approved path. Give us the good of this world and the world to come and save us from the Hell fire

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَرْغَبُ اِلَیْکَ فِيْ دَوْلَۃٍ کَرِیْمَۃٍ تُعِزُّبِہَا الْاِسْلاَمَ وَ اَہْلَہُ، وَ تُذِلُّ بِہَا النِّفَاقَ وَ اَہْلَہٗ، وَ تَجْعَلُنَا فِیْہَا مِنَ الدُّعَاۃِ اِلٰی طَاعَتِکَ، وَالْقَادَۃِ اِلٰی سَبِیْلَکَ، وَ آتِنَا فِيْ الدُّنْیَا حَسَنَۃً وَ فِيْ الْآخِرَۃِ حَسَنَۃً، وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ،

Gather for us all the good turns in the two worlds, grant us all that You love in the two worlds. And make them good for us with Your blessing, Amen the Lord of the worlds. Increase Your favour from Your full hand on us. Every donor’s kingdom reduces but Your donation increases Your Kingdom

وَاجْمَعْ لَنَا خَیْرَالدَّارَیْنِ، وَاقْضِ عَنَّا جَمِیْعَ مَا تُحِبُّ فِیْہِمَا، وَاجْعَلْ لَنَا فِي ذَالِکَ الْخِیَرَۃَ بِرَحْمَتِکَ وَ مَنِّکَ في عَافِیَۃٍ، آمِیْنَ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِیْنَ، وَ، زِدْنَا مِنْ فَضْلِکَ وَ یَدُکَ الْمَلأُ، فَاِنَّ کُلَّ مُعْطٍ یَنْقُصُ مِنْ مُلْکِہٖ، وَعََطَاؤُکَ یَزِیْدُ فِيْ مُلْکِکَ۔

astaghfiru allaha rabby wa atubu ilayhi - I seek the forgiveness of Allah, my Lord, and I repent before Him