Salaat of -Ja’far-e-Tayyar (brother of Imam Ali (as) is among the prayers that are greatly emphasized and it is famous among all sects. It was a gift of love bestowed by the Holy Prophet ( s.a.w.s.) to his cousin upon his return from the journey.
Imam Sadiq ( a.s.) has said: On the day of the conquest of Khyber when Ja’far returned from Abyssinia the Holy Prophet ( s.a.w.s.) asked: Don’t you want a reward? Don’t you want a gift? Hazrat Ja’far replied: Why not, O Messenger of Allah? The Messenger of Allah ( s.a.w.s.) said: I am giving you something that if you perform it everyday it would better than all those things that are present in the world. And if you perform it once in two days the Almighty will forgive the sins of both these days and if you perform it every Friday or every month or every year the Almighty will forgive all the sins committed in between.
Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (as) : “If you have a significant request and you want it to be granted, you may offer this prayer, say this supplication, and implore Almighty Allah to respond to you. If you do, it will be granted, Allah willing.”
subhaanallaahi wal hamdu lillaahi wa laa ilaaha illallaahu wallaahu akbar
Glory be to Allah, Praise be to Allah, there is no god but Allah, and Allah is Great.
(i) After reciation of Surahs… 15 times (ii) In Rukoo… 10 times (iii) In Qiyyaam after Rukoo… 10 times (iv) In the First Sajdah… 10 times (v) While sitting after First Sajdah… 10 times (vi) In the second Sajdah… 10 times (vii) While sitting after second Sajdah … 10 times. ( including in second rakat 'before' reciting salam)
One has to make an effort to remember to recite this at each movement since the automatic action is to go to next action in normal salaat. In case the recitation is missed in any position , those tasbihaat may be recited at the end upon completion In case of old age/weakness ,one can recite Tasbeehaatul arbaa 300 times at the end of Namaz, according to your convenience, while sitting, lying or standing.
In the last sajda of 4th Rakat say following dua
سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَبِسَ ٱلْعِزَّ وَٱلْوَقَارَ
subhana man labisa al`izza walwaqara
Glory be to Him Who has dressed Himself dignity and sobriety!
wa uthni `alayka wa man yablughu ghayata thana'ika wa amada majdika
and I compliment You although none can ever compliment You as much as You deserve and none can ever attain the extent of Your glory!
وَانَّىٰ لِخَلِيقَتِكَ كُنْهُ مَعْرِفَةِ مَجْدِكَ
wa anna likhaliqatika kunhu ma`rifati majdika
And how can Your creatures ever recognize Your glory [in its actual measure]!
وَايَّ زَمَنٍ لَمْ تَكُنْ مَمْدُوحاً بِفَضْلِكَ
wa ayya zamanin lam takun mamduhan bifadlika
And how can there be any moment for which You do not deserve praise due to Your favors
and in which You are not ascribed to glory
عَوَّاداً عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُذْنِبِينَ بِحِلْمِكَ
`awwadan `ala almudhnibina bihilmika
and in which You do not incessantly treat the sinful with Your forbearance?
تَخَلَّفَ سُكَّانُ ارْضِكَ عَنْ طَاعَتِكَ
takhallafa sukkanu ardika `an ta`atika
Although the inhabitants of Your earth have fallen behind in being obedient to You,
فَكُنْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ عَطُوفاً بِجُودِكَ
fakunta `alayhim `atufan bijudika
You have been kind to them out of Your munificence,
munificent out of Your favors,
and liberal out of Your generosity.
يَا لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ ٱلْمَنَّانُ
ya la ilaha illa anta almannanu
O He save Whom there is no god! O All-benevolent!
ذُو ٱلْجَلاَلِ وَٱلإِكْرَامِ
O Lord of Glory and Honor!
Al-Mufaddal then added: Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (`a) then said to me, “If you have a significant request and you want it to be granted, you may offer this prayer, say this supplication, and implore Almighty Allah to respond to you. If you do, it will be granted, Allah willing.”
Second Supplication After Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar (a.s.)from Sahifa Radhvia
It is incumbent upon you to remain attached with the Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar (a.s.) because it bears many benefits and merits. Whenever you intend to perform this prayer say Takbeer and start the prayer (perform the prayer as explained earlier). After finishing the salaat recite following supplication:
allaahumma innee as-aloka min kulle maa sa-alaka behi mohammadun wa aalohu wa as-ta-e’ezo beka min kulle mas ta-a’aza minho mohammadun wa aalohu.
اO Allah! I beseech You from everything which Muhammad and his progeny have asked, and I take refuge with You from everything Muhammad and his progeny have sought refuge.
allaahumma a-a’tenee min kulle khayrin khayran was rif a’nnee kulla maa qazayta min sharrin aw fitnatin wagh fir lee maa ta’lamo minnee wa maa qad ahsayta a’layya min zonoobee waq ze hawaaa-ejee maa laka feehe rezan wa leya feehe salaahun
O Allah! Give me all best goodness, and keep away from me all what You have decreed from evil, or trial, and forgive me what You know about me, and that certainly You have recorded for me from my sins, and fulfill my needs in what You are pleased with and is in my interest,
yaa zal manne wal fazle wasse’ a’layya fir rizqe wal ajale wak fenee maa ahammanee min amre dunyaaya wa aakheratee innaka anta a’laa kulle shay-in qadeer.
O Lord of graciousness and favour! And expand for me sustenance and life-term, and save me from my grievances appertained to my world and my hereafter, surely You have power over everything.
1] Fiqh Imam Reza (a.s.), p. 155; Mustadrak al-Wasaael, vol. 6, pp. 224 & 231 (briefly); Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 91, p. 209
If one intends to pray Namaz-e-Ja’far-e-Tayyar but he is short of time he should recite as many Tasbee-e-Arba as he has time and later when he is free he should recite those Tasbeeh with the intention of getting Sawab.
If there is no time to recite the actual Tasbeehs then he should recite Namaz-e-Ja’far-e-Tayyar in units of two like the Morning Prayer and he can recite the Tasbee-e-Arba while walking or working or in any condition one likes with the intention of getting Sawab.
If he has only sufficient time to recite only two rakat with Tasbeeh-e-Arba fully he should recite those two rakats only and the remaining two rakats he can recite whenever he has the time.
If during the prayer he forgets the Tasbeehat-e-Arba he should recite it if he remembers it at that time itself but if he remembers it later, that is after the time has passed in this condition the Namaz is correct, but it is better to recite the Tasbeehat that he has missed with the intention of getting Sawab.
Namaz-e-Ja’far-e-Tayyar can also prayed on behalf of the departed ones and also only the Sawab of this Namaz can be gifted to them. Gifting the sawab to the departed ones increases the levels of their soul and also the one who has prayed is also rewarded. The level would be as high as the gift is higher. And in the same way would be the position of one who is gifting the sawab. The reward of Namaz-e-Ja’far-e-Tayyar in the Haram of the Infallible Imams ( a.s.) is more than that of a thousand Hajjs and Umrahs.
Imam ( a.s.) told me: O Mufaddal! When you have a need, you must recite Namaz-e-Ja’far-e-Tayyar and then recite this Dua and beseech the Almighty for your needs so that it is fulfilled. Friday is the best day for Namaz-e-Ja’far-e-Tayyar. One should perform Ghusl before the noon and if the problem is severe he should go in wilderness and pray Namaz-e-Ja’far-e-Tayyar.
Shaykh al-Tusi has narrated that Imam al-Sadiq (`a) recommended the following prayer for having one’s requests granted:
Observe fasting on consecutive Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. At Thursday evening, give half bushel of food for ten poor people as alms. On Friday, wash yourself and go out to a wasteland and offer therein Ja`far al-Tayyar’s Prayer
Kneel down on the ground & You may then say the following prayer:
يَا مَنْ اظْهَرَ ٱلْجَمِيلَ
ya man azhara aljamila
O He Who has shown only goodness
wa satara alqabiha
and concealed the evil (deeds of His servants)!
يَا مَنْ لَمْ يُؤَاخِذْ بِٱلْجَرِيرَةِ
ya man lam yu'akhidh biljarirati
O He Who has not censured for the offenses
وَلَمْ يَهْتِكِ ٱلسِّتْرَ
wa lam yahtik alssitra
and has not exposed the hidden!
يَا عَظِيمَ ٱلْعَفْوِ
ya `azima al`afwi
O He Who is Ample in pardoning!
يَا حَسَنَ ٱلتَّجَاوُزِ
ya hasana alttajawuzi
O He Who is Excellent in overlooking!
يَا وَاسِعَ ٱلْمَغْفِرَةِ
ya wasi`a almaghfirati
O He Who is Liberal in forgiveness!
يَا بَاسِطَ ٱلْيَدَيْنِ بِٱلرَّحْمَةِ
ya basita alyadayni bilrrahmati
O He Who opens His Hands wide with mercy!
يَا صَاحِبَ كُلِّ نَجْوَىٰ
ya sahiba kulli najwa
O He Who is present in all confidential talks!
يَا مُنْتَهَىٰ كُلِّ شَكْوَىٰ
wa muntaha kulli shakwa
O He Who is the ultimate objective of all complaints!
يَا مُقِيلَ ٱلْعَثَرَاتِ
ya muqila al`atharati
O He Who raises from falls!
يَا كَرِيـمَ ٱلصَّفْحِ
ya karima alssafhi
O He Who is Generous in condonation!
يَا عَظِيمَ ٱلْمَنِّ
ya `azima almanni
O He Who is Great in conferring bounties!