Daily Salawat in Sha'aban

The famous supplication of Salawat Sha’baniyyah is one of the most beautiful and valuable prayers which has been gifted to us by the mercy of the Almighty Allah (SWT) taught by Imam Zainul Abideen (peace be upon him), in Authentic sources. He used to recite this Salawat every day in Sha`ban at the time sun passes the merdian (waqt-e-Zawal) and on the night of 15th Sha`ban.
The main theme of this supplication revolves around the virtues of Ahlul Bayt (peace be upon them) as this is the month which Allah (SWT) dedicated to the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family).

Blessings and Rewards of reciting Salawaat

Commentary on Salwaat | Pdf Booklet 


اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad;
شَجَرَةِ ٱلنُّبُوَّةِ
shajarati alnnubuwwati
the tree of Prophethood,
وَمَوضِعِ ٱلرِّسَالَةِ
wa mawdi`i alrrisalati
the trustees of the (Divine) Mission,
وَمُخْتَلَفِ ٱلْمَلاَئِكَةِ
wa mukhtalafi almala'ikati
the frequently visited by the angels,
وَمَعْدِنِ ٱلْعِلْمِ
wa ma`dini al`ilmi
the core of knowledge,
وَأَهْلِ بَيْتِ ٱلْوَحْيِ
wa ahli bayti alwahyi
and the Household of the Divine Revelation.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
ٱلْفُلْكِ ٱلْجَارِيَةِ فِي ٱللُّجَجِ ٱلْغَامِرَةِ
alfulki aljariyati fi allujaji alghamirati
the sailing ships through the abysmal waves.
يَأْمَنُ مَنْ رَكِبَهَا
ya'manu man rakibaha
He who embarks on will be saved
وَيَغْرَقُ مَنْ تَرَكَهَا
wa yaghraqu man tarakaha
but he who abandons will be drowned.
ٱلْمُتَقَدِّمُ لَهُمْ مَارِقٌ
almutaqaddimu lahum mariqun
He who precedes them will miss the Right Path
وَٱلْمُتَأَخِّرُ عَنْهُمْ زَاهِقٌ
walmuta'akhkhiru `anhum zahiqun
and he who misses them will lose,
وَٱللاَّزِمُ لَهُمْ لاَحِقٌ
wallazimu lahum lahiqun
but he who adheres to them will win.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
ٱلْكَهْفِ ٱلْحَصِينِ
alkahfi alhasini
the impregnable shelter,
وَغِيَاثِ ٱلْمُضْطَرِّ ٱلْمُسْتَكِينِ
wa ghiyathi almudtarri almustakini
the succorers of the helpless, distressed ones,
وَمَلْجَإِ ٱلْهَارِبِينَ
wa malja'i alharibina
the haven of the fugitives,
وَعِصْمَةِ ٱلْمُعْتَصِمِينَ
wa `ismati almu`tasimina
and the asylum of those who seek refuge.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
صَلاةً كَثِيرَةً تَكُونُ لَهُمْ رِضاً
salatan kathiratan takunu lahum ridan
so many blessings that please them
وَلِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ أَدَاءً وَقَضَاءً
wa lihaqqi muhammadin wa ali muhammadin ada'an wa qada'an
and settle all (our) duties towards Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
بِحَوْلٍ مِنْكَ وَقُوَّةٍ يَا رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
bihawlin minka wa quwwatin ya rabba al`alamina
by Your might and power, O Lord of the worlds!
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
ٱلطَّيِّبِينَ ٱلأَبْرَارِ ٱلأَخْيَارِ
alttayyibina al-abrari al-akhyari
the pure, pious, and righteous
ٱلَّذِينَ أَوْجَبْتَ حُقُوقَهُمْ
alladhina awjabta huquqahum
whose rights have been made incumbent upon us by You
وَفَرَضْتَ طَاعَتَهُمْ وَوِلايَتَهُمْ
wa faradta ta`atahum wa wilayatahum
and the obedience to whom and whose (divinely ordained) leadership have been (also) deemed obligatory upon us by You.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَٱعْمُرْ قَلْبِي بِطَاعَتِكَ
wa`mur qalbi bita`atika
fill my heart with obedience to You,
وَلاَ تُخْزِنِي بِمَعْصِيَتِكَ
wa la tukhzini bima`siyatika
do not disgrace me due to my acts of disobedience to You,
وَٱرْزُقْنِي مُوَاسَاةَ مَنْ قَتَّرْتَ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ رِزْقِكَ
warzuqni muwasata man qattarta `alayhi min rizqika
and grant me the feeling of sympathy towards those whom You have decided to straiten their sustenance
بِمَا وَسَّعْتَ عَلَيَّ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ
bima wassa`ta `alayya min fadlika
by means of Your favors that You have decided to make expansive for me
وَنَشَرْتَ عَلَيَّ مِنْ عَدْلِكَ
wa nasharta `alayya min `adlika
and by means of that with which You have covered me out of Your fairness.
وَأَحْيَيْتَنِي تَحْتَ ظِلِّكَ
wa ahyaytani tahta zillika
Make me live under Your shade.
وَهٰذَا شَهْرُ نَبِيِّكَ سَيِّدِ رُسُلِكَ
wa hadha shahru nabiyyika sayyidi rusulika
This is the month of Your Prophet and the Master of Your Messengers.
شَعْبَانُ ٱلَّذِي حَفَفْتَهُ مِنْكَ بِٱلرَّحْمَةِ وَٱلرِّضْوَانِ
sha`banu alladhi hafaftahu minka bilrrahmati walrridwani
It is Sha`ban, which You have encompassed with Your mercy and pleasure
ٱلَّذِي كَانَ رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ
alladhi kana rasulu allahi salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi wa sallama
and on which the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him and his Household,
يَدْأَبُ فِي صِيَامِهِ وَقِيَامِهِ
yad'abu fi siyamihi wa qiyamihi
used to observe fasting painstakingly and used to spend it with acts of worship
فِي لَيَالِيهِ وَأَيَّامِهِ
fi layalihi wa ayyamihi
on all of its days and nights
بُخُوعاً لَكَ فِي إِكْرَامِهِ وَإِعْظَامِهِ
bukhu`an laka fi ikramihi wa i`zamihi
on account of Your honoring and dignifying this month,
إِلَىٰ مَحَلِّ حِمَامِهِ
ila mahalli himamihi
up to his death.
اَللَّهُمَّ فَأَعِنَّا عَلَىٰ ٱلإِسْتِنَانِ بِسُنَّتِهِ فِيهِ
allahumma fa-a`inna `ala alistinani bisunnatihi fihi
O Allah, (please do) help us follow the example of him (i.e. the Holy Prophet as regards the honoring of this month)
وَنَيْلِ ٱلشَّفَاعَةِ لَدَيْهِ
wa nayli alshshafa`ati ladayhi
and help us attain his intercession for us.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَٱجْعَلْهُ لِي شَفِيعاً مُشَفَّعاً
allahumma waj`alhu li shafi`an mushaffa`an
O Allah, (please do) decide him as my interceder (before You) whose intercession for me is acceptable
وَطَرِيقاً إِلَيْكَ مَهْيَعاً
wa tariqan ilayka mahya`an
and as my clear path toward You,
وَٱجْعَلْنِي لَهُ مُتَّبِعاً
waj`alni lahu muttabi`an
and make me follow him
حَتَّىٰ أَلْقَاكَ يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ عَنِّي رَاضِياً
hatta alqaka yawma alqiyamati `anni radiyan
until I meet You on the Resurrection Day in such a state that You are pleased with me
وَعَنْ ذُنُوبِي غَاضِياً
wa `an dhunubi ghadiyan
having overlooked my sins
قَدْ أَوْجَبْتَ لِي مِنْكَ ٱلرَّحْمَةَ وَٱلرِّضْوَانَ
qad awjabta li minka alrrahmata walrridwana
and confer upon me with Your mercy and good pleasure
وَأَنْزَلْتَنِي دَارَ ٱلْقَرَارِ وَمَحَلِّ ٱلأَخْيَارِ
wa anzaltani dara alqarari wa mahalla al-akhyari
settleing me in the Eternal Abode and the Place of the Righteous.


References

it is narrated in several of the main books of Ahadith. Some of them are the following:
1. Eqbal al amal by Seyed Ebn Tavoos 688
2. Al-Balad al-Amin by Allame Kafami 186
3. Al-Mesbah by Allame Kafami 544
4. Mesbah Al-Mojtahed by Sheikh Tossi 45, 838
5. Jamal Al-Osbooe by Seyed Ebn Tavoos 405
6. Vassayel Al-Shia by sheikh Hor Ameli 10/492
7. Bihar Al-Anwar by Allame Majlesi 87/20
Our Imams repeatedly recited this supplication. In the words of Sheikh Toosi,
"کان علي بن الحسين عليه السلام يدعو عند کل زوال من ايام شعبان وفي ليله النصف منه ويصلي علي النبي صلي الله عليه واله بهذه الصلوات" “In the month of Shaban, Ali Ebn Al-Hussein, Zein Al-Abedin would read this supplication every noon and on the fifteenth night (and in the whole month) he sent Salawat in the form of this Salawat.”[1]
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