Month of Zilhajj

Amaal for 1st 10 days of Zilhajj

It is recommended to observe fasting on the first nine days of Dhu’l-hijjah, for it is equal to the fasting of one’s whole lifetime.

At each of these ten nights, it is recommended to offer a two unit prayer between the Maghrib and `Isha' obligatory prayers and to recite at each unit Surah al-Fatihah once, Surah al-Tawhid once, and the following verse (7/142):The reward of offering this prayer is to participate in the rewards of those who go on Hajj
وَوَاعَدْنَا مُوسَىٰ ثَلاَثينَ لَيْلَةً
wa wa`adnaa musa thalathina laylatan
And We appointed with Moses a time of thirty nights
وَاتْمَمْنَاهَا بِعَشْرٍ
wa atmamnaha bi`ashrin
and completed them with ten more,
فَتَمَّ مِيقَاتُ رَبِّهِ ارْبَعينَ لَيْلَةً
fatamma miqatu rabbihi arba`ina laylatan
so the appointed time of his Lord was complete forty nights,
وَقَالَ مُوسَىٰ لاخِيهِ هَارُونَ ٱخْلُفْنِي فِي قَوْمِي
wa qala musa li'akhihi haruna ikhlufni fi qawmi
and Moses said to his brother Aaron: Take my place among my people,
وَاصْلِحْ وَلاَ تَتَّبِعْ سَبِيلَ ٱلْمُفْسِدِينَ
wa aslih wa la tattabi` sabila almufsidina
and act well and do not follow the way of the mischief-makers.


It is recommended to say the following prayer, which is reported by Shaykh al-Tusi and Sayyid Ibn Tawus from Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (`a), after the obligatory Fajr and Maghrib Prayers since the first day of Dhu’l-Hijjah and up to the eve of the `Arafat Night, the ninth of Dhu’l-Hijjah:

اَللَّهُمَّ هٰذِهِ ٱلايَّامُ ٱلَّتِي فَضَّلْتَهَا عَلَىٰ ٱلايَّامِ وَشَرَّفْتَهَا
allahumma hadhihi al-ayyamu allati faddaltaha `ala al-ayyami wa sharraftaha
O Allah, these days that You have preferred and favored on other days,
قَدْ بَلَّغْتَنِيهَا بِمَنِّكَ وَرَحْمَتِكَ
qad ballaghtaniha bimannika wa rahmatika
You have allowed me to attain them out of Your favor and mercy;
فَانْزِلْ عَلَيْنَا مِنْ بَرَكَاتِكَ
fa'anzil `alayna min barakatika
so, (please) descend on us Your blessings
وَاوْسِعْ عَلَيْنَا فِيهَا مِنْ نَعْمَائِكَ
wa awsi` `alayna fiha min na`ma'ika
and expand for us Your boons.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اسْالُكَ انْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّد
allahumma inni as'aluka an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, I beseech you to send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
وَانْ تَهْدِيَنَا فِيهَا لِسَبِيلِ ٱلْهُدَىٰ
wa an tahdiyana fiha lisabili alhuda
and to guide us on these days to the path of guidance,
وَٱلْعِفَافِ وِٱلْغِنَىٰ
wal`afafi walghina
chastity, sufficiency,
وَٱلْعَمَلِ فِيهَا بِمَا تُحِبُّ وَتَرْضَىٰ
wal`amali fiha bima tuhibbu wa tarda
and doing that which You like and please.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اسْالُكَ يَا مَوْضِعَ كُلِّ شَكْوَىٰ
allahumma inni as'aluka ya mawdi`a kulli shakwa
O Allah, I beseech You, O object of all complaints,
وَيَا سَامِعَ كُلِّ نَجْوَىٰ
wa ya sami`a kulli najwa
O Hearer of all confidential talks,
وَيَا شَاهِدَ كُلِّ مَلأٍ
wa ya shahida kulli mala'in
O Attendant in all sessions,
وَيَا عَالِمَ كُلِّ خَفِيَّةٍ
wa ya `alima kulli khafiyyatin
O Knower of all hidden matters,
انْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّد
an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
to send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَانْ تَكْشِفَ عَنَّا فِيهَا ٱلْبَلاَءَ
wa an takshifa `anna fiha albala'a
relieve us from all hardships on these days,
وَتَسْتَجِيبَ لَنَا فِيهَا ٱلدُّعَاءَ
wa tastajiba lana fiha alddu`a'a
respond to our prayers,
وَتُقَوِّيَنَا فِيهَا وَتُعِينَنَا
wa tuqawwiyana fiha wa tu`inana
grant us power, aid us,
وَتُوَفِّقَنَا فِيهَا لِمَا تُحِبُّ رَبَّنَا وَتَرْضَىٰ
wa tuwaffiqana fiha lima tuhibbu rabbana wa tarda
and lead us successfully to all that which You, O our Lord, like and please
وَعَلىٰ مَا ٱفْتَرَضْتَ عَلَيْنَا مِنْ طَاعَتِكَ
wa `ala ma iftaradta `alayna min ta`atika
and to do acts of obedience to You that which You have made obligatory upon us
وَطَاعَةِ رَسوُلِكَ وَاهْلِ وَلاَيَتِكَ
wa ta`ati rasulika wa ahli wilayatika
as well as acts of obedience to Your Messenger and to the men of Your leadership.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اسْالُكَ يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
allahumma inni as'aluka ya arhama alrrahimina
O Allah, I beseech You, O most Merciful of all those who show mercy,
انْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّد
an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
to send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
وَانْ تَهَبَ لَنَا فِيهَا ٱلرِّضَا
wa an tahaba lana fiha alrrida
and grant us [Your] pleasure on these days.
إِنَّكَ سَمِيعُ ٱلدُّعَاءِ
innaka sami`u alddu`a'i
You are verily Hearer of prayers.
وَلاَ تَحْرِمْنَا خَيْرَ مَا تُنْزِلُ فِيهَا مِنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ
wa la tahrimna khayra ma tunzilu fiha min alssama'i
Do not deprive us of the good that You cause to come down from the heavens on these days,
وَطَهَّرْنَا مِنَ ٱلذُّنوُبِ
wa tahhirna min aldhdhunubi
purify us from sins,
يَا عَلاَّمَ ٱلْغُيوُبِ
ya `allama alghuyubi
O Knower of all unseen things,
وَاوْجِبْ لَنَا فِيهَا دَارَ ٱلْخُلوُدِ
wa awjib lana fiha dara alkhuludi
and make certain for us the abode of immortality.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
وَلاَ تَتْرُكْ لَنَا فِيهَا ذَنْباً إِلاَّ غَفَرْتَهُ
wa la tatruk lana fiha dhanban illa ghafartahu
and do not leave for us a sin but that You forgive it,
وَلاَ هَمّاً إِلاَّ فَرَّجْتَهُ
wa la hamman illa farrajtahu
no depression but that You relieve it,
وَلاَ دَيْناً إِلاَّ قَضَيْتَهُ
wa la daynan illa qadaytahu
no debt but that You help us settle it,
وَلاَ غَائِباً إِلاَّ ادَّيْتَهُ
wa la gha'iban illa addaytahu
no absent but that You make join us,
وَلاَ حَاجَةً مِنْ حَوَائِجِ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
wa la hajatan min hawa'iji alddunya wal-akhirati
and no need in this world and the Next World
إِلاَّ سَهَّلْتَهَا وَيَسَّرْتَهَا
illa sahhaltaha wa yassartaha
but that You make it easy and obtainable.
إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىٰءٍ قَديرٌ
innaka `ala kulli shay'in qadirun
You, verily, have power over all things.
اَللَّهُمَّ يَا عَالِمَ ٱلْخَفِيَّاتِ
allahumma ya `alima alkhafiyyati
O Allah! O Knower of all hidden things!
يَا رَاحِمَ ٱلْعَبَرَاتِ
ya rahima al`abarati
O Merciful of all tears!
يَا مُجِيبَ ٱلدَّعَوَاتِ
ya mujiba aldda`awati
O Answerer of all prayers!
يَا رَبَّ ٱلارَضِينَ وَٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ
ya rabba al-aradina walssamawati
O Lord of the [layers of the] earth and the heavens!
يَا مَنْ لاَ تَتَشَابَهُ عَلَيْهِ ٱلاصْوَاتِ
ya man la tatashabahu `alayhi al-aswatu
O He Who is not confused by various sounds!
صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّد
salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
(Please) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
وَٱجْعَلْنَا فِيهَا مِنْ عُتَقَائِكَ وَطُلَقَائِكَ مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ
waj`alna fiha min `utaqa'ika wa tulaqa'ika min alnnari
and include us, on these days, with those whom You release and discharge from Hellfire,
وَٱلْفَائِزِينَ بِجَنَّتِكَ
walfa'izina bijannatika
those whom You make win Your Paradise,
وَٱلنَّاجِينَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ
walnnajina birahmatika
and those whom You save, out of Your mercy.
يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!
وَصَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ اجْمَعينَ
wa salla allahu `ala sayyidina muhammadin wa alihi ajma`ina
Allah may send blessings to our master, Muhammad, and to his entire Household.


It is recommended to say the following five testaments on the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah:Archangel Gabriel has conveyed these five testaments as gift of Almighty Allah to Prophet Jesus (`a) and instructed him to say them on the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah.An excellent reward has been mentioned to be for whoever repeats these five statements one hundred times each day. However, `Allamah al-Majlisi says that it is not improbable that each of these five testaments is repeated ten times each day. Yet, to repeat them one hundred times is better.
(1) اشْهَدُ انْ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
ashhadu an la ilaha illa allahu
I bear witness that there is no god save Allah,
وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ
wahdahu la sharika lahu
alone without having any partner.
لَهُ ٱلْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ ٱلْحَمْدُ
wa lahu alhamdu
His is the kingdom and His is all praise.
بِيَدِهِ ٱلْخَيْرُ
biyadihi alkhayru
In His Hand is all goodness,
وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَديرٌ
wa huwa `ala kulli shay'in qadirun
and He has power over all things.
(2) اشْهَدُ انْ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
ashhadu an la ilaha illa allahu
I bear witness that there is no god save Allah,
وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَريكَ لَهُ
wahdahu la sharika lahu
alone without having any partner.
احَداً صَمَداً
ahadan samadan
One and Only and Besought of all.
لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ صَاحِبَةً وَلاَ وَلَداً
lam yattakhidh sahibatan wa la waladan
He has not taken to Himself wife nor son.
(3) اشْهَدُ انْ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
ashhadu an la ilaha illa allahu
I bear witness that there is no god save Allah,
وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَريكَ لَهُ
wahdahu la sharika lahu
alone without having any partner,
احَداً صَمَداً
ahadan samadan
One and Only and Besought of all.
لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
lam yalid wa lam yulad
He begets not, nor is He begotten,
وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً احَدٌ
wa lam yakun lahu kufwan ahadun
and there is none comparable to Him.
(4) اشْهَدُ انْ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
ashhadu an la ilaha illa allahu
I bear witness that there is no god save Allah,
وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَريكَ لَهُ
wahdahu la sharika lahu
alone without having any partner.
لَهُ ٱلْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ ٱلْحَمْدُ
lahu almulku wa lahu alhamdu
His is the kingdom and His is all praise.
يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ
yuhyi wa yumitu
He brings to life and causes to die,
وَهُوَ حَيٌّ لاَ يَمُوتُ
wa huwa hayyun la yamutu
and He is Ever-living and never dies.
بِيَدِهِ ٱلْخَيْرُ
biyadihi alkhayru
In His Hand is all goodness
وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَديرٌ
wa huwa `ala kulli shay'in qadirun
and He has power over all things.
(5) حَسْبِيَ ٱللَّهُ وَكَفَىٰ
hasbiya allahu wa kafa
Sufficient to me is Allah and nothing else.
سَمِعَ ٱللَّهُ لِمَنْ دَعَا
sami`a allahu liman da`a
May Allah listen from him who prays to Him.
لَيْسَ وَرَاءَ ٱللَّهِ مُنْتَهَىٰ
laysa wara'a allahi muntaha
There is no end beyond Allah.
اشْهَدُ لِلَّهِ بِمَا دَعَا
ashhadu lillahi bima da`a
I bear witness to Allah for all that He has declared,
وَانَّهُ بَرِيءٌ مِمَّنْ تَبَرَّا
wa annahu bari'un mimman tabarra'a
He is clear of all that from which He has declared clearness,
وَانَّ لِلَّهِ ٱلآخِرَةَ وَٱلاولَىٰ
wa anna lillahi al-akhirata wal-ula
and Allah’s is the end and the beginning of all things.