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 al-Dukhan (No. 44)

Recite Surah al-Qadr (No 97) 1000 times.

Common Aamal for Laylatul Qadr)

Recite Dua 1 on 23rd Ramadan

اللَّهُمَّ ٱمْدُدْ لِي فِي عُمْرِي
allahumma imdud li fi `umri
O Allah, (please do) prolong my lifetime,
وَاوْسِعْ لِي فِي رِزْقِي
wa awsi` li fi rizqi
expand my sustenance,
وَاصِحَّ لِي جِسْمِي
wa asihha li jismi
make my body healthy,
وَبَلِّغْنِي امَلِي
wa ballighni amali
make me attain my hopes,
وَإِنْ كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلاشْقِيَاءِ فَٱمْحُنِي مِنَ ٱلاشْقِيَاءِ
wa in kuntu min al-ashqya'i famhuni min al-ashqya'i
and if I am written with the unhappy ones, (please) erase my name from this list
وَٱكْتُبْنِي مِنَ ٱلسُّعَدَاءِ
waktubni min alssu`ada'i
write it with the happy ones,
فَإِنَّكَ قُلْتَ فِي كِتَابِكَ ٱلْمُنْزَلِ
fa'innaka qulta fi kitabika almunzali
for You have said in Your Book that You revealed
عَلَىٰ نَبِيِّكَ ٱلْمُرْسَلِ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ:
`ala nabiyyika almursali salawatuka `alayhi wa alihi
to Your missioned Prophet, Your peace be upon him and his Household:
”يَمْحُو ٱللَّهُ مَا يَشَاءُ وَيُثْبِتُ وَعِنْدَهُ امُّ ٱلْكِتَابِ“
yamhu allahu ma yasha'u wa yuthbitu wa `indahu ummu alkitabi
“Allah makes to pass away and establishes what He pleases, and with Him is the basis of the Book.”

Dua 2 for 23rd Ramadan

اللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْ فِي مَا تَقْضِي وَفِي مَا تُقَدِّرُ
allahumma ij`al fima taqdi wa fima tuqaddiru
O Allah, among the matters that You decide and make
مِنَ ٱلامْرِ ٱلْمَحْتُومِ
min al-amri almahtumi
from among the inevitable affairs
وَفِي مَا تَفْرُقُ مِنَ ٱلامْرِ ٱلْحَكِيمِ
wa fima tafruqu min al-amri alhakimi
and from among the wise matters that You make distinct
فِي لَيْلَةِ ٱلْقَدْرِ
fi laylati alqadri
at the Destiny Night
مِنَ ٱلْقَضَاءِ ٱلَّذِي لاَ يُرَدُّ وَلاَ يُبَدَّلُ
min alqada'i alladhi la yuraddu wa la yubaddalu
from among the act that is neither rejected nor altered,
انْ تَكْتُبَنِي مِنْ حُجَّاجِ بَيْتِكَ ٱلْحَرَامِ
an taktubani min hujjaji baytika alharami
(please) decide me to be with the pilgrims to Your Holy House
فِي عَامِي هٰذَا
fi `ami hadha
at this year;
ٱلْمَبْرُورِ حَجُّهُمُ
almabruri hajjuhum
those whose pilgrimage is admitted,
ٱلْمَشْكُورِ سَعْيُهُمُ
almashkuri sa`yuhum
whose efforts are praised,
ٱلْمَغْفُورِ ذُنُوبُهُمُ
almaghfuri dhunubuhum
whose sins are forgiven,
ٱلْمُكَفَّرِ عَنْهُمْ سَيِّئَاتُهُمْ
almukaffari `anhum sayyi'atuhum
and whose offenses and pardoned.
وَٱجْعَلْ فِي مَا تِقْضِي وَتُقَدِّرُ
waj`al fima tiqdi wa tuqaddiru
Among the matters that You decide and make,
انْ تُطِيلَ عُمْرِي
an tutila `umri
(please) prolong my lifetime
وَتُوَسِّعَ لِي فِي رِزْقِي
wa tuwassi`a li fi rizqi
and expand my sustenance.
Dua 3 for 23rd Ramadan as mentioned in Iqbal al-A`mal’

يَا بَاطِناً فِي ظُهُورِهِ
ya batinan fi zuhurihi
O He Who is intrinsic though He is evident!
ويَا ظَاهِراً فِي بُطُونِهِ
wa ya zahiran fi butunihi
O He Who is evident though He is intrinsic!
وَيَا بَاطِناً لَيْسَ يَخْفَىٰ
wa ya batinan laysa yakhfa
O He Who is intrinsic that is not missed!
وَيَا ظَاهِراً لَيْسَ يُرَىٰ
wa ya zahiran laysa yura
O He Who is evident but He cannot be seen!
يَا مَوْصُوفاً لاَ يَبْلُغُ بِكَيْنُونَتِهِ مَوْصُوفٌ
ya mawsufan la yablughu bikaynunatihi mawsufun
O He Who is described, but neither any other described thing
وَلاَ حَدٌّ مَحْدُودٌ
wa la haddun mahdudun
nor can any boundary attain His Being!
وَيَا غَائِباً غَيْرَ مَفْقُودٍ
wa ya gha'iban ghayra mafqudin
O He Who is absent but not lost!
وَيَا شَاهِداً غَيْرَ مَشْهُودٍ
wa ya shahidan ghayra mashhudin
O He Who is present but not witnessed!
يُطْلَبُ فَيُصَابُ
yutlabu fayusabu
When He is sought, He shall be obtained,
وَلَمْ يَخْلُ مِنْهُ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتُ وَٱلارْضُ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ
wa lam yakhlu minhu alssamawatu wal-ardu wa ma baynahuma tarfata `aynin
and neither the heavens, nor the earth, nor can anything that is between them be empty of Him.
لاَ يُدْرَكُ بِكَيْفٍ
la yudraku bikayfin
He cannot be realized by asking ‘How is He?’
وَلاَ يُؤَيَّنُ بِايْنٍ وَلاَ بِحَيْثٍ
wa la yu'ayyanu bi-aynin wa la bihaythin
His place cannot be identified by asking, ‘Where is He?’ or ‘What is His place?’
انْتَ نُورُ ٱلنُّورِ
anta nuru alnnuri
You are verily the light of all lights
وَرَبُّ ٱلارْبَابِ
wa rabbu al-arbabi
and the Lord of all lords.
احَطْتَ بِجَمِيعِ ٱلامورِ
ahatta bijami`i al-umuri
You have comprehended all things.
سُبحَانَ مَنْ لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ
subhana man laysa kamithlihi shay'un
Glory be to Him Whose like is nonexistent,
وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلبَصِيرُ
wa huwa alssami`u albasiru
and He is the All-hearing, the All-seeing.
سبحَانَ مَنْ هُوَ هٰكَذَا وَلاَ هٰكَذَا غَيْرُهُ
subhana man huwa hakadha wa la hakadha ghayruhu
Glory be to Him Who is in this state and nothing else can be ever in his state.
Dua 4 for 23rd Ramadan’

ي يَا رَبّ لَيْلَةِ القَدْرِ
ya rabba laylati alqadri
O the Lord of the Grand Night
وَجَاعِلَهَا خَيْراً مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ،
wa ja`ilaha khayran min alfi shahrin
And He Who decided it to be better than one thousand months;
وَرَبّ اللّيْلِ وَالنّهَارِ
wa rabba allayli wal-nnahari
And the Lord of night and day
وَالجِبَالِ وَالبِحَارِ
wal-jibali wal-bihari
And the Lord of mountains and oceans,
وَالظّلَمِ وَالأَنْوَارِ
wal-zzulami wal-anwari
And the Lord of darkness and light,
وَالأَرْضِ وَالسّمَاءِ،
wal-ardi wal-ssama‘i
And the earth and the heavens.
يَا بَارِئُ يَا مُصَوّرُ
ya bari’u ya musawwiru
O the Maker, O the Fashioner,
يَا حَنَّانُ يَا مَنَّانُ،
ya hannanu ya mannanu
O the All-tender, O the All-favorer
يَا اللّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ
ya allahu ya rahmanu
O Allah, O the All-beneficent,
يَا اللّهُ يَا قَيّومُ
ya allahu ya qayyumu
O Allah, O the Self-Subsisting,
يَا اللّهُ يَا بَدِيعُ،
ya allahu ya badi`u
O Allah, O the wonderful Originator,
يَا اللّهُ يَا اللّهُ يَا اللّهُ
ya allahu ya allahu ya allahu
O Allah; O Allah; O Allah;
لَكَ الأَسْمَاءُ الحُسْنَى،
laka alasma‘u alhusna
To You are the Most Excellent Names,
وَالأَمْثَالُ العُلْيَا،
wal-amthalu al`ulia
And the most elevated examples,
وَالكِبْرِيَاءُ وَالآلاءُ،
wal-kibrya‘u wal-ala‘u
And greatness and bounties.
أَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تُصَلّيَ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ،
as’aluka an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
I beseech You to bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَأَنْ تَجْعَلَ اسْمِي فِي هذِهِ اللّيْلَةِ فِي السّعَدَاءِ،
wa an taj`ala asmy fi hadhihi allaylati fi alssu`ada‘i
And to include my name with the list of the happiest ones,
وَرُوحِي مَعَ الشّهَدَاءِ،
wa ruhy ma`a alshshuhada‘i
And to add my soul to the martyrs,
وَإِحْسَانِي فِي عِلّيّينَ،
wa ihsany fi `illiyyina
And record my good deeds in the most exalted rank
وَإِسَاءَتِي مَغْفُورَةً،
wa isa‘aty maghfuratan
And to decide my offense to be forgiven,
وَأَنْ تَهَبَ لِي يَقِيناً تُبَاشِرُ بِهِ قَلْبِي،
wa an tahaba li yaqinan tubashiru bihi qalbi
And to grant me certitude that fills in my heart
وَإِيمَاناً يُذْهِبُ الشّكّ عَنّي،
wa ‘imanan yudhhibu alshshkk `anni
And faith that removes dubiosity from me
وَتُرْضِيَنِي بِمَا قَسَمْتَ لِي،
wa turdiyany bima qasamta li
And to make me feel satisfied with that which You decide for me
وَآتِنَا فِي الدّنْيَا حَسَنَةً،
wa atina fi alddunya hasanatan
And (please) grant us reward in this world
وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً،
wa fi alakhirati hasanatan
And reward in the Hereafter,
وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ الحَرِيقِ،
wa qina `adhaba alnnari alhariqi
And save us from the torment of the burning Fire,
وَارْزُقْنِي فِيهَا ذِكْرَكَ وَشُكْرَكَ وَالرّغْبَةَ إِلَيْكَ،
warzuqny fiha dhikraka wa shukraka wal-rraghbata ilayka
And (also) confer upon us at this night Your mentioning, thanking You, and desiring for You,
وَالإِنَابَةَ وَالتّوْفِيقَ لِمَا وَفّقْتَ لَهُ مُحَمّداً وَآلَ مُحَمّدٍ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمُ السّلامُ.
wal-inabata wal-ttawfiqa lima waffaqta lahu muhammadan wa ala muhammadin `alayhi wa `alayhimu alssalamu
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:
يَا مُدَبّرَ الأُمُورِ،
ya mudabbira ala’umuri
O the Director of all affairs;
يَا بَاعِثَ مَنْ فِي القُبُورِ،
ya ba`itha man fi alquburi
O the Resurrector of all those in graves;
يَا مُجْرِيَ البُحُورِ،
ya mujriya albuhuri
O He Who causes oceans to flow;
يَا مُلَيّنَ الحَدِيدِ لِدَاوُدَ
ya mulayyina alhadidi lidawuda
O He Who made the iron pliant for (Prophet) David;
صَلّ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ…
salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin…
(Please) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad…

You may here mention your needs, and then continue:
اللّيْلَة اللّيْلَةَ.
al-laylata al-laylata
This very night; this very night.
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):
Dua 5 from Sahifa Imam Mehdi (atfs) to be recited on 23rd Ramadan’

اَللّٰهُمَّ کُنْ لِوَلِیِّکَ الْقَائِمِ بِأَمْرِکَ، مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ الْمَهْدِیِّ، عَلَیْهِ وَ عَلٰی آبَائِهِ اَفْضَلُ الصَّلاَةِ وَالسَّلاَمِ
allahumma kun li-walliyikal-qaimi bi amrika, Muhammad-ibn-il-Hasan-il-Madhi ‘alayhi wa ‘alaa aabaihis-salaati was-salam
O’ Allah! Offer blessing and peace to be Your guard who will establish Your affair, Muhammad bin Al-Hassan Al-Mahdi, may the best blessing and peace be on him and his forefathers
فِیْ هٰذِهِ السَّاعَةِ وَ فِيْ کُلِّ سَاعَةٍ، وَلِیًّا وَ حَافِظًا وَ قَائِدًا وَ نَاصِراً وَ دَلِیْلاً وَ مُؤَیِّدًا
fi hadhi-his-sa’ati wa fi kullis-sa’atin waliyaan wa ‘hafidhan wa qaidan wa naasiran wa daleelan wa mu-ayyidan
at this particular time and other time, as a guard, protector, leader, helper, evidence and supporter
حَتّٰی تُسْکِنَهُ اَرْضَکَ طَوْعًا، وَ تُمَتِّعَهُ فِیْهَا طُوْلاً وَ عَرْضًا
‘hatta tuskinahu ardhaka taw’an wa tumatti’ahu feeha tu-lan wa ‘ardhan
till You make Your Earth in subservient to him, and make him have long and extensive pleasure in it
وَ تَجْعَلَهُ وَ ذُرِّیَّتَهُ مِنَ الْأَئِمَّةِ الْوَارِثِیْنَ ۔
wa taj’alahu wa dhuriyyatahu min-al-aimmati-il waritheena
and including his offspring among the inherited Imams.
اَللّٰهُمَّ انْصُرْهُ وَانْتَصِرْ بِهِ، وَاجْعَلِ النَّصْرَ مِنْکَ عَلٰی یَدِهِ
allahumman-surhu wan-tasir bihi waj’alin-nasra minka ‘ala yadihi
O’ Allah, help him and to become victorious through him, let the victory come from You through his hand
وَاجْعَلِ النَّصْرَ لَهُ وَالْفَتْحَ عَلٰی وَجْهِهِ، وَلاَ تُوَجِّهِ الْاَمْرَ اِلٰی غَیْرِهِ
waj’alin-nasra lahu wal-fat’ha ‘alaa wajhihi wa la tuwajjihil amra ilaa ghayrihi
let the help and victory come in his presence, and don’t give this responsibility to other than him.
اَللّٰهُمَّ اَظْهرْ بِهِ دِیْنَکَ وَ سُنَّةَ نَبِیِّکَ، حَتّٰی لاَ یَسْتَخْفِیَ بِشَیْئٍ مِنَ الْحَقِّ مَخَافَةَ اَحَدٍ مِنَ الْخَلْقِ
allahumma adh-hir bihi deenaka wa sunnata nabiyyika, ‘hatta la yastakhfiya bi-shayin min-al ‘haqqi makhafata ahadin min-al khalqi
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.
اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَرْغَبُ اِلَیْکَ فِيْ دَوْلَةٍ کَرِیْمَةٍ تُعِزُّبِها الْاِسْلاَمَ وَ اَهلَهُ،
allahumma inni arghabu ilayka fi daulatin kareematin tu’izzu bih-al islama wa ahlahu
O Allah, we ardently desire that You confer upon us a respectful government through which You may give might to Islam and its followers
وَ تُذِلُّ بِهَا النِّفَاقَ وَ اَهْلَهُ، وَ تَجْعَلُنَا فِیْهَا مِنَ الدُّعَاةِ اِلٰی طَاعَتِکَ
wa tudhillu bih-an-nifaaqa wa ahlahu wa taj’aluna feeha min-addu’aati ila ta’atika
and humiliate hypocrisy and its people and include us among those who invite people to the obedience to You
وَالْقَادَةِ اِلٰی سَبِیْلَکَ، وَ آتِنَا فِيْ الدُّنْیَا حَسَنَةً وَ فِيْ الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً، وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ،
wal qaadati ila sabeelika wa aatina fid-duniya ‘hasanatan wa fil akhirati ‘hasanatan wa qina ‘adhab-an-naari
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
وَاجْمَعْ لَنَا خَیْرَ الدَّارَیْنِ، وَاقْضِ عَنَّا جَمِیْعَ مَا تُحِبُّ فِیْهِمَا
wajm’a lana khair-ad-daareeni waqdhi ‘anna jamee’a ma tu’hibbu feehima
Gather for us all the good turns in the two worlds, grant us all that You love in the two worlds.
وَاجْعَلْ لَنَا فِي ذَالِکَ الْخِیَرَةَ بِرَحْمَتِکَ وَ مَنِّکَ في عَافِیَةٍ، آمِیْنَ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِیْنَ
waj’al lana fi dhalik-al-khayrata bi-rahmatika wa mannika fi ‘aafiyatin, aameena rabb-il-‘aalameena
And make them good for us with Your blessing, Amen the Lord of the worlds.
وَ زِدْنَا مِنْ فَضْلِکَ وَ یَدُکَ الْمَلأُ، فَاِنَّ کُلَّ مُعْطٍ یَنْقُصُ مِنْ مُلْکِهِ
wa zidna min fadhlika wa yaduk-al-malau finna kulla m’utin yanqusu min mulkihi
Increase Your favour from Your full hand on us. Every donor’s kingdom reduces
وَعَطَاؤُکَ یَزِیْدُ فِيْ مُلْکِکَ
wa ‘ataauka yazeedu fi mulkik
but Your donation increases Your Kingdom

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