On 18th of Dhul-hijjah in 10 A.H. (10 March 632 CE), after completing the last pilgrimage, the Holy Prophet (sawa) along with around 100,000 Muslims reached a place called 'Ghadir-e-Khumm' near Mecca. The following verse was revealed : O Messenger! Deliver what bas been revealed to you from your Lord; and if you do it not, then you have not delivered His message, and Allah will protect you from the people; surely Allah will not guide the unbelieving people. [Quran 5:67]
On receiving the above verse, the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) stopped at that very place and delivered a sermon (Complete sermon click here) an extract of which is as follows: "..It seems the time has approached when I shall be called away by Allah.I am leaving for you two precious things and if you adhere to them both, you will never go astray after me. They are the Book of Allah and my Progeny, that is my Ahlul Bayt. The two shall never separate from each other until they come to me by the Pool (of Paradise)."
Then the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) in an attempt to remind Muslims of his own authority over them said: "Do I not have more right over the believers than what they have over themselves? "
Muslims answered unanimously "Yes, O' Messenger of God"
This served as a stepping stone for the announcement of his heir and vicegerent.
The Holy Prophet (sawa) held out the hand of Ali (as) and said: "For whoever I am his Leader (Mawla), 'Ali is his Leader (Mawla)."
The Holy Prophet (sawa) then continued to say: " O' God, love those who love him, and be hostile to those who are hostile to him."
akhrijil bughdha wal munkara wal ghuluwwa li-ameenika ameeril momineena wal aimmati min wuldihi min quloobina wa nufoosina wa alsinatina wa humoomina
Please take away from our hearts, souls and tongues and thoughts any hatred, denial or flattery for Your Trusted One – the Commander of the Faithful Ali, and the father of the rest of the Divine Leaders
tama’uhuma li wa li ahli wa wuldi wa ikhwaaniyal momineen
for me, my wife, children and Muslim brethren
إِنَّكَ عَلى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
innaka ‘alaa kulli shayin qadeer
as indeed You have Power over all things.
General Amaal for Ghadir Day
Perform Ghusl (ritual bath), wear one's best clean clothes, use perfume, give gifts to momineen and give sadqa. Sadqa:One dirham that is given as alms on this day to a believer is equal to one thousand dirhams that are given on other days. To offer food to a believer on this day is equal, in reward, to offering food to all the prophets and the veracious people.
It is highly recommended to fast on this day for it erases the sins of sixty years.
It is also reported that the reward of fasting on this day equals that of worship and fasting performed for a period extending from the worlds beginning until the world lasts and is equal to a hundred hajj and a hundred 'umrah.
and Ali (God’s blessing be upon him) is our Master as You decided
وَ نَحْنُ مَوَالِيهِ وَ أَوْلِيَاؤُهُ
We are his followers and friends.
Iqbal Aamal mentions a 2 Rakat Salat thanksgiving prayer:
In the first Rakat recite Sura Fatihah and Sura Qadr and in the second Rakat recite Sura Ikhlaas after Sura Fatiha.Upon completion prostrate yourself in adoration, and say the following when prostrating:
Oh God, we turn our faces to you on the day of our festival, which you honored us with the wilayat of Maulana Commander of the Faithful Ali bin Abi Talib, peace be upon him .whom we rely on and seek help from for all our affairs.
O' my God! Please grant us the good of this world, and the good of the Hereafter with the best afterlife. O‟ our Master and Gaurdian!”
Offer a two unit salat at any time preferably near the time of noon for it was at that hour that the event of Ghadeer took place.
In the first Rakat recite Sura Qadr after Sura Fatihah and in the second Rakat recite Sura Ikhlaas after Sura Fatiha
It is reported that those who perform this observance recieve the reward of someone who had been present on the day of Ghadeer with the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be on him and his family) and sworn allegiance to him, as regards to the divinely commissioned leadership (wilayah) of Imam `Ali (peace be upon him).
After salat, one should prostrate say one hundred times
O Allah, so, perfect this for us and do not deprive us of it.
وَٱجْعَلْهُ مُسْتَقِرّاً ثَابِتاً عِنْدَنَا
waj`alhu mustaqirran thabitan `indana
Make it well-established and fixed with us
وَلاَ تَجْعَلْهُ مُسْتَعَاراً
wa la taj`alhu musta`aran
and do not make it temporal (belief).
وَأَحْيِنَا مَا أَحْيَيْتَنَا عَلَيْهِ
wa ahyina ma ahyaytana `alayhi
Make us live on it (no matter how long You will make us to live)
وَأَمِتْنَا إِذَا أَمَتَّنَا عَلَيْهِ
wa amitna idha amattana `alayhi
and cause us to die on it (when You decide to terminate our lives).
آلُ مُحَمَّدٍ أَئِمَّتُنَا
alu muhammadin a'immatuna
Muhammad’s Household are our Imams;
so, we follow them
wa iyyahum nuwali
and act loyally to them.
وَعَدُوَّهُمْ عَدُوَّ ٱللَّهِ نُعَادِي
wa `aduwwahum `aduwwa allahi nu`adi
We oppose their enemy, the enemy of Allah;
فَٱجْعَلْنَا مَعَهُمْ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
faj`alna ma`ahum fi alddunya wal'akhirati
so, (please) include us with them in this world and the Hereafter,
wa min almuqarrabina
and make us of those drawn near (to You),
فَإِنَّا بِذٰلِكَ رَاضُونَ
fa'inna bidhalika raduna
for we are satisfied with that.
يَا أَرْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!
One may then prostrate oneself again and repeat each of the following statements one hundred times:
All praise be to Allah.
Thanks be to Allah.
Whoever does this aamal is similar to those who were present there and pledged allegiance to the Prophet of God and Ali. They will have the same rank as that of the honest ones who acknowledged God and His Prophet with their love for their Master on that day, and they will be like those who were martyred with the Prophet of God, the Commander of the Faithful (Ali), Al-Hassan and Al-Hussein. They will be like the noble ones who were in the tent of the Riser (ajtfs)1
from the Progeny of the Prophet and under his flag.
2 Raka' Salaah -Iqbal Aamal
It is recommended to do Ghusl and offer a two unit prayer half an hour before midday. At each unit, one should recite Surah al-Fatihah once, Surah al-Tawhid ten times, Ayah al-Kursi ten times, and Surah al-Qadr ten times.
The reward of practicing this act is equal, in the sight of Almighty Allah, to the rewards of one hundred thousand times of Hajj and one hundred thousand times of `Umrah. Almighty Allah will also grant all the worldly and religious needs of the performer with easiness and good health. After completion of the prayer recite the following dua:
There is no God but You! O' He who is Worshipped and there is no one else to worship but You. You are Sublime and You are high indeed are You exalted above what the evil-doers say! "Exalted and Great (beyond measure)!"
and said, "When Your Lord drew forth from the Children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants, and made them testify concerning themselves, (saying): "Am I not your Lord (who cherishes and sustains you)?"-
O our Lord! We believe in You and we acknowledge Your Prophet: Your Friend and those after Your Prophet are our Guardians. And Your Friend is the master of the believers Ali ibn Abi Talib (God's blessing be upon him) -
You said the following and indeed whatever you say is right, "If they had only, when they were unjust to themselves, come unto You and asked Allah's forgiveness, and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah indeed Oft-returning, Most Merciful."4:64
O' my God! I believe in You, and acknowledge Your Promise to be the way You Please and go in a way that You like as indeed You are my Supporter at times of hardship and You are the Guardian of my blessings!
O' my God! I ask You for a blow of Your Benevolent and Merciful Blows with which to relieve my distress, improve status, extend my sustenance, repay my debts, and help me in all my affairs since You are my support at times of hardship.
O' my God! I ask You to bless me with abundant, legitimately earned and pure sustenance so that I may be helped and use it to live amongst Your Creatures. Sustenance from You for which I do not have to face any of Your Creatures. You are sufficient for me and in You I trust.
O' my God! Lord of Power (and Rule)! You give power to whom You please, and You strip off power from whom You please: You endue with honour whom You please, and You bring low whom You please: In Your hand is all good. Verily, over all things You have power.
"O' my God! O' Lord of the heavens and the earth! O' Lord of the Great Light! and the Lord of the ocean filled with swell! Lord of the great even and Lord of the high odd! Glory be to You - He who revealed the Torah, the Bible, the Psalms and the Grand Qur‟an! Lord of whatever is in the seven heavens! Lord of whatever is on the earth.
There are no other gods therein.
The Compeller of whatever is in the heavens and the earth.
There are no other compellers for them but You.
The King of all that is in the heavens, and the King of all that is in the earth.
There are no other kings therein but You.
O' my God! I ask You by Your Grand Name, and by the Light of Your Noble Face and by Your Eternal Sovereignty! By Your Name for which You illuminated the heavens and the earths.
By Your Name by which You put in order the affairs from the beginning to the end.
O' the Living before any life began! O' the Living after all life ends! O' the Living when there was no life but You.
O' Ever-Alive! O' the Self-Subsisting! O' the One! O' Eternal, Absolute! O' the One! O' the Odd! O' Compassionate! O' Merciful! Please forgive our sins.
Please provide an easy way out of our affairs.
Please firmly establish me on the religion of Your Prophet Muhammad (MGB).
And let our deeds be elevated and accepted.
Grant us what You granted Your Friends and those who obey You and Your Servants in the ranks of the righteous.
We believe in You, rely upon You, and to You is our return.
Please collect all that is good for us by Your Might and Strength and remove all that is evil from us by Your Favor and Mercy.
O' Giver! O' Bestower! O' Creator of the heavens and the earth! O' Lord of Majesty, Bounty and Honor! You give good to whomever You please and fend off evil from whomever You please.
Please grant us all the good that we have asked for and favor us with Your Mercy - O' the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
I am inclined to You.
There is no Change or Power except with God - the Sublime the Supreme.
O' my God! Please expand my breast through the Qur‟an, make my tongue eloquent by the Qur‟an, enlighten my sight by the Qur‟an, employ my body for the Qur‟an, and help me carry out its duty as long as You keep me alive for 'There is no Change or Power except with You'.
O' my God!O‟ He who extended what is extended, established what is established, and destroyed what is destroyed.
O' Compeller of the hearts towards their nature, wretched or prosperous! O' Expander of Mercy for the righteous ones! Please bestow the noblest of Your Blessings, Your Best Bounties and Kindness, Your Salutations and Mercy on Muhammad – Your Servant and Prophet who opened what was shut, finished what was past, conquered the right with the right, and fended off the troops of the wrong! You burdened him with a heavy load and he carried out Your Orders and pleased You without any setback.
He did not violate Your Honor and safeguarded Your Pledge.
He carried out Your Orders as he is Your entrusted trust, witness of the Day of Religion, and appointed by You as a form of mercy for all the people.
O' my God! Please bestow him a vast place near You, grant him satisfaction after his contentment, and reward him the light of Your Rewards and Bestowals.
O' my God! Please perfect Your Promise by appointing him with his intercession accepted by You, his words pleasing You, his logic fair, his speech complete and his proofs and reason great.
O' my God! Please let us be amongst those who listen to and obey, of his sincere friends and his companions.
O' my God! Please express our greetings to him, and return his answer to us.
O' my God! I am weak.
Please strengthen my weakness with Your Pleasure and grab me and lead me towards good, and let my submission be in Your Ultimate Pleasure.
O' my God! I am weak, so please give me strength.
I am debased, so please honor me.
I am poor so please provide for my sustenance.
“O' my God! I ask You by the fact that You are God! There is no God but You.
You are the Only who has no associate.
And You are the Most Compassionate Most Merciful! I ask You by the fact that You are One, Eternal, Absolute! You do not give birth, nor are You born.
There is none like unto You.
I ask You to forgive all my sins, minor or major, perfectly forgiven.
O' the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
“O' my God! I take You and the carriers of Your Throne, Your angels and all Your creatures as witnesses.
I bear witness that You are God! There is no God but You.
You are the Only who has no associate.
And I believe in You.
I rely on You; I ask You for forgiveness, and I repent to You.
“O' my God! I entered the morning with my Religion, trust, self, children, wealth, and all the people I care for being under Your Own Support that no one can break and under Your Might that does not collapse: And under Your Mastery that cannot be violated, and in Your Kingdom that does not get destroyed, and in Your Blessings that may not be counted, and under Your Reign that cannot be violated! O' my God! I ask You by Your Mercy which encompasses all things.
Anyone who seeks protection in God is safe and protected.
There is no Change or Power except with God.
There is no God but God.
And God is the Great.
Glory be to God! O' my Lord! Please bestow Your Blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.
Please fogive all my sins with Your Mercy - O' the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
O' my God! Please start us with Your Obedience, let our ending be with Your Pleasure and protect us from the accursed Satan! Peace be on my guardian angels - the Honorable Recorders
I bear witness that there is no God but God.
He is One and there are no partners for Him.
Muhammad is His Servant and Prophet (MGB).
"Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds-No partner hath He-this am I commanded, and I am the first of those who bow to His Will.
" 6:162-163 O' my God! I ask You for the best day today and the best things during it.
I ask You for the best things You ordered, the best thing before it and the best thing after it.
O' my God! I take refuge in You from the evils of this day, the evil of whatever is in within it, whatever is before it and whatever is after it.
O' my God! I ask You for success, help, light and guidance today.
O' my God! Please provide a good start and a good ending for me by Your Own Means.
O' my God! Please end it in good for me.
O' my God! Please start it with Your Mercy and end it with Your Pleasure for me.
O' my God!Please fend off anyone who may want to bother me, protect me from his evil, and return his tricks to himself.
O' my God! Please give me a good share of what You send down on this day including good, mercy, healing, ease, health or sustenance and protect me from any dangers, catastrophes, calamities or hardships that You may send down.
O' my God! I ask You to establish its first day for my prosperity, its middle day for my improvement and its last day for my success.
I take refuge in You from the evils of the day that begins with fear, continues with restlessness, and ends in pain.
O' my God! I hope for Your Mercy by Your Kindness, Your Pleasure by Your Mercy, and Your Paradise by Your Pleasure.
Please do not question me for my sins, and do not chastise me for my evil deeds.
O' my God! O' my God! Please expand all the good things for me for as long as You let me live.
O' my God! When I die, please let it be a means of me getting rid of all evil and save me from all bad things.
O' my God! Please let me fear You as if I can see You.
I have hopes in you and no one else.
I remember You and I shall not forget You.
O' my God! Please forgive all of my sins committed at day or night since You created me, hid them from me and turned them into good deeds.
And please accept from me all good deeds that I have done for You during the days and nights since You created me.
And raise it to the highest rank near You for me.
Grant me great reward for it by Your Mercy as You are the Munificent Who does not withhold.
O' my God! I made it to the morning relying upon You.
Please suffice me.
I made it to the morning poor and in need of You.
Please enrich me.
I made it to the morning knowing no lord but You.
Please forgive me.
I made it to the morning confessing to Your Lordship and claiming Your Servitude.
I bear witness that there is no God but God.
He is One and there are no partners for Him - the true God, the One! The Only! Eternal, Absolute! One "Who begets no son, and has no partner in (His) dominion!" 17:111
I bear witness that Muhammad is His Servant and His Messenger sent for guidance and the true Religion and to proclaim it over all religions even though the polytheists detest this! He (MGB) made a serious effort to express his Message, advised his nation, struggled in the way of God and served Him until death took him away.
I bear witness that the Hour is sure to come and there is no doubt about it, and God shall resurrect all residents of the graves.
I bear witness that Paradise is true, Hell is true, and Resurrection is true.
I believe in God, His Messenger – May God bless him and his Progeny.
I believe in His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers.
I bear witness that there is no difference between any of His Messengers.
O' my God! Please record this testimony of mine in front of You.
Please induce it to me when needed.
Please let me live with that testimony and let me be resurrected with it and let me live with it in my afterlife.
Please give me the reward of those who are sincere when they meet You, who have no doubt, no return, and no change in it.
Amen! O' Lord of the Worlds! Please bestow Your Blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny – the Immaculate ones, the pure ones, the good and send them plenty of peace.
And Glory be to God and Praise be to Him.
There is no God but God.
And God is the Great.
Ask God for forgiveness as there are no Gods but Him – the forgiver of sins.
I turn to Him and ask Him to turn towards me.
There is no Change or Power except with God – the Sublime the Supreme.
He is the First with nothing before Him.
He is the Last with nothing after Him.
And He is Apparent and there is nothing above Him.
And He is Hidden and there is nothing below Him.
He gives life and causes to die.
And He is the Everlasting for Whom there is no death, in His Power is goodness and He has power over all things.
Praise be to God whose Words no one can change, whose Decree no one can parallel, and whose Judgment no one can reverse! Praise be to God! The First before everything and their Creator.
The Last after everything and their Inheritor! The Apparent to all things and their Trust.
The Hidden in all things and encompassing them.
He is the Sublime thus subdues.
He is the Ruler thus He is Powerful.
He is concealed thus He Knows.
O' He who administers authority! Lord of the worlds.
Praise be to God for His Forbearance in spite of His Knowledge.
Praise be to God for His Forgiveness in spite of His Power.
O' my God! Praise belongs to You at night when it gets dark and in the day when it gets light.
Praise belongs to You in the afterlife and the first life.
"O' my God! Praise belongs to You as You praise Yourself - as it best fits You and as those of Your Creatures who praise You! Praise belongs to You as many in number as Your Book has counted and Your Knowledge has encompassed.
Praise belongs to You equal in weight to Your Throne and to the Extent of Your Words! Praise belongs to You as it suits the Benevolence of Your Face and the Magnificence of Your Majesty.
O' my God! Praise belongs to You.
Praise that is eternal along with Your Eternity.
Praise belongs to You.
Praise that is everlasting ever with Your Everlasting! Praise belongs to You - Praise no period of which is against Your Will.
Praise belongs to You - Praise for which there in no end but Your Knowledge.
Praise belongs to You - Praise that attains Your Pleasure, causes Your increased Favors, and secures from us from others but You.
"So (give) glory to God!, when ye reach eventide and when ye rise in the morning; Yea, to Him be praise, in the heavens and on earth; and in the late afternoon and when the day begins to decline.
"He merges Night into Day, and he merges Day into Night"35:13
"It is He Who brings out the living from the dead, and brings out the dead from the living, and Who gives life to the earth after it is dead: and thus shall ye be brought out (from the dead).
"Glory be to Your Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they ascribe (to Him)! And Peace on the apostles! And Praise to God!, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds.
Glory be to God the Perpetual - the Upright! Glory be to God! The Sovereign! The Right! Glory be the highest High! Glory be to the Sublime! Glory be to God.
Praise be to Him.
Glory be to God – the Living, the Self-Subsisting! Glory be to God.
No slumber can seize Him nor sleep.
Glory be to Him to Whose Grandeur all things are humble.
Glory be to God, to Whose Honor all things are debased! Glory be to Him to whose Dominion all things are humble! And Glory be to God to Whose Power all things submit! Glory be to Him who controls all affairs!
Glory be to Him and Praise be to Him! There is no God but God.
He is One and there are no partners for Him.
Sovereignty belongs to Him and Praise belongs to Him.
He gives life and causes to die.
And He is the Everlasting for Whom there is no death and in His Power is goodness and He has Power over all things.
There is no god but God - the Forebearing, the Generous.
There is no god but God – the Sublime the Exalted.
There is no god but God - the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing - the Lord of the seven heavens, and the Lord of the Throne (of Glory) Supreme.
There is no God but God - the true God, the One, the Only one! Eternal, Absolute! One who "begetteth not, nor is He begotten!" One "Who begets no son, and has no partner in (His) dominion!" 17:111 And there is none like unto Him! There is no God but God who existed before everything and Who shall last after everything.
He is Poweful over all and is Encompassing everything.
The eyes cannot perceive Him, but He perceives all the eyes.
He is the Knower of subtleties, the All-Aware.
He is the Merciful! The All-Forgiving! O' my God! I ask You and I call You as You said, "Say: "Call upon Allah, or call upon Rahman: by whatever name ye call upon Him, (it is well): for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names"17:110.
Verily You ordered me to pray to You, and promised to answer and not break Your Promise.
Verily I am praying to You as You have ordered me to do; so, please respond to me as You have promised.
O' my God! I ask You by all Names that are Yours, by which You call Yourself, or mentioned them in Your Book, or taught any of Your Creatures, or You possess by Your Secret Knowledge.
O' God! O' God! O' God! O' Compassionate! O' Merciful! O‟ the Originator whom no one has originated! O' the Enduring for whom there is no termination! O' the Living! O' the Self-Subsisting! O' He who gives life! O' He who causes death!O‟ He who holds everyone to account for what they earn! O' the One! O' the Odd O' the One! O' Eternal, Absolute! O' He who"begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him!" O' Lord of Power (and Rule)! You give Power to whom You please, and You strip off power from whomever You please: You endue with honor whom You please, and You bring low whom You please: In Your hand is all good.
Verily, over all things You have Power.
O' Giver! O' Bestower! O' Lord of Majesty, Bounty and Honor! O' Lord of the earth, and of what it bears and carries, and the skies, and of what they cover, shade and support.
Lord of the winds and of what they carry off, sprinkle and scatter! O' Creator of all things! O' He who adorns the heavens and the earths.
O' Supporter of the heavens and the earths! O' the Self-Subsisting of this world and the Hereafter! O' He who helps the helpless! O' He who helps those who cry for help! O' Protector of those who seek preotection! O' the Responder to the cries of the distressed needy! O' He who relieves sorrow from the grief-stricken.
O' He who dispels grief from those who grieve.
O' the Responder to the cries of the distressed needy! O' the Responder to the calls of the callers! O' the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
O' the First of the first! O' the Last of the last! I ask You by Your Name, the Grand, the most Mighty, the Most Bountiful.
The Apparent! The Hidden! The pure, the purified, the sacred, the One! The Eternal, Absolute! that fills all the Pillars and that which when invoked supplications are fulfilled, and that which when invoked favors are granted.
I ask You to bestow Your Blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny – the noblest, most honored, highest, most complete, mightiest, most majestic, most respected, purest, most prospering, cleanest of the blessings You ever bestowed on any of Your Chosen Prophets, Your nearby-stationed angels, and Your Servants in the ranks of the righteous.
O' my God! Please honor his foundation, exalt his reasoning, and make his scale heavier.
And please appoint him to the Praiseworthy Position that You promised him and accept his intercession and give him a reward on Our Behalf better than You have ever awarded to any Prophet on behalf of his nation.
O' my God! Please bestow Your Blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny and bestow Your Blessedness on Muhammad and his Progeny as You bestowed Your Blessings and Blessedness on Abraham and his Progeny as You are Prasieworthy and Glorious! O' my God! Please bestow Your Blessings on Your sent Prophets, Your nearby-stationed angels and Your Servants in the ranks of the righteous, and bestow Your Blessings on us along with them as You are the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
O' my God! Please forgive me, my parents, my offspring, all the believing men and women, all the Muslim men and women whether they are living or have passed away, and whether they are present or absent as You well know about their life and afterlife.
"Our Lord! Forgive us, and our brethren who came before us into the Faith, and leave not, in our hearts, rancour (or sense of injury) against those who have believed.
Our Lord! You are indeed Full of Kindness, Most Merciful.
"59:10 O' my God! Please give us the best leaders, judges, officers in charge of our affairs, our society and our Religion that You prescribed for us.
O' my God! Please honor Islam and its adherents.
Please debase atheism and its adherents.
O' my God! I am one of Your Servants who have transgressed against my soul.
I have been extravagant and deserve punishment based on existing evidence, and have committed sins and mistakes that encompass him.
Verily You said, “O' my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”39:53
You shall not break Your Promise, nor shall You change Your Words.
O' my God! Please do not despair me of Your Mercy and do not let me lose hopes of Your Pardon and Forgiveness.
Please let me be amongst those of Your Servants whose sins You have forgiven, and whose faults You have covered up.
Accept my repentance as You are the Ever- Relenting, the Merciful! Please employ all my hearing, sight, heart and organs in obeying You and obeying Your Prophet (MGB) and doing deeds that You like best.
O' God! Please bless me with sincere repentance by which I may earn Your love with which I desreve Your Paradise! Please safeguard me from Your Punishment.
Verily There is no Change or Power except with You.
Please let me be amongst Your Friends and Helpers by whom Your Religion is honored and by whom revenge is taken from Your enemies.
Let their ending be in prosperity and martyrdom with a pure life and noble revival after death.
And please grant them the good of this world, and the good of the Hereafter, and save them from the torment of the burning Fire.
O' my God! Indeed my sins are plentiful and grave.
However, Your Mercy, Pardon and Nobilty are more plentiful, greater and more bountiful than my sins.
Please cover me with Your All-Embarcing Mercy, Your Great Pardon and Forgiving with which I may be saved from Hell and admitted into Paradise.
O' my God! I seek refuge in You and ask You for the forgiveness of my sins due to Your Mercy.
So please help me and save me from my sins.
Please favor me with Your forgivenss and pardoning especially for the sins through which I transgressed especially against myself.
O' my God! Please save me from those who have a right on me, ask them to favor me and forgive me and bestow on them and me from Your Favor and Great Rewards for this.
O' the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
O' my God! Please let my past good deeds be accepted and my bad deeds be forgiven.
And please establish the beginning of what is left of my life for my improvement, its middle for my prosperity and its ending for my success.
O' my God! I take refuge in You from harsh calamities, bad destiny experiencing hardships, being ridiculed by enemies, bad family relationships, bad financial situation and bad children.
O' my God! I seek refuge in You from a heart that is never pious, a self that is never content, and a deed that is not beneficial, and a prayer that is not accepted.
O' my God! Keep me safe and keep others safe from me.
Give me well-being, pardon me, do not question me for my sins and do not punish me for my deeds.
Please do not disgrace me for my thoughts, and admit me to Paradise by Your Mercy and safeguard me from the Fire by Your Power.
O' my God! Please overlook my slippage, conceal my defects, and change my fear into peace.
O' my God! I ask You to lead me to the the Rightly-Guided Path, leading us to piety, virtuousness, sufficiency, contentment, and deeds that You like and please You.
O' my God! I take refuge in You from associating any partners with You knowingly or unknowingly.
I ask You for forgiveness regarding what I have done knowingly or unknowingly.
O' my God! Please do not let worldly efforts be a major part of my endeavors.
Do not impose the utmost calamities on me.
Do not subject me to one who has no mercy on me.
Do not subject me to one who would oppress me and destroy me.
O' my God! Please let most of my life be good, and let my death be a source of comfort for me from all evil.
O' my God! Verily I made it to the morning and the evening seeking protection from You by Might and seeking help for my poverty in Your Wealthiness.
I seek protection from Your Mercy for my sins, My face is vanishing, ephemeral and seeking Your Protection from Your Face - the Everlasting the Eternal the Benevolent - please protect me from all evil by Your Mercy.
O' my God! Please let the beginning and ending of whatever You give me of Your Gifts or whaever You destine for me of Your Destination be good for me.
O' God! Please bless me with well-being and health - by Your Mercy - O' the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
O' my Lord! Praise belongs to You! And I call for Your Help, and seek Your Support.
There is no change nor any strength except by God the Sublime, the Supreme.
And may God bestow blessings on the nearby-stationed angels, the dispatched Messengers and on the last of the Prophets - Muhammad and his Progeny - Messenger of the Lord of the worlds; The Divine Leader of the pious ones, the Master of the Messengers and on his Progeny - the Immaculate, the Pure ones and may His peace be on them plentifully.
O' my God! O' Lord! I ask You to endow me with a good opinion of You and honesty on reliance upon You.
And I take refuge in You from throwing me into the Fire.
O' Lord! I take refuge in You from making me suffer from calamities that force me to engage in acts of Your disobedience.
And I take refuge in You from throwing me into a state of ease or hardship in which I think that Your disobedience helps me more than Your Obedience.
And I take refuge in You from saying something in Your Obedience with the intention of pleasing someone other than You.
And I take refuge in You from someone else being more prosperous than me in benefitting from what You bestow.
And I take refuge in You from being forcefully after something that is not mine and is not allocated to me.
I ask You to give me what You provide for me - pure and legitimate with ease and well-being for me.
I take refuge in You from anything that may come in between me and You, make a distance between me and You, hinder me from getting my benefit from You, or from You turning Your Noble Face away from me.
I take refuge in You from any of my acts of oppression, crimes, harming myself, following lustful desires or engaging in lustful acts that may form a barrier between me and You and be deprived of Your Forgiveness, Reward, Pleasure, Prize, Blessings, and beautifully good Promise.
O' my God! I take refuge in You from suffering a loss in the means of my livelihood.
I take refuge in You from suffering a calamity which I cannot bear; an oppressive person ruling over me or my secrets being divulged, disclosing my shortcomings, strict Reckoning on the Resurrection Day when I am in a greater need of Your Overlooking and Pardoning.
I ask You by Your Noble Face and Your Perfect Words to bestow Your Blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.
Please bestow on Muhammd (MGB) the best of what he has asked You, and the best of what has been asked for him (MGB), and the best of what may be asked for him (MGB).
I ask You to let me be amongst those freed and released from the Fire.
O' the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
O' the Most Benevolent of the benevolent ones! O' Lord of the worlds! O' Master of the masters! O' Compeller of the compellers! O‟ the best one to beg! O' the Most Kind who bestows more than all who bestow! O‟ the most deserving to overlook, pardon, have mercy, and favor us with His Eternal Kindness! There is no Change or Power except with God - the Sublime the Supreme! There is no God but God the Forebearing, the Generous! Glory be to God the Blessed Lord of the Throne (of Glory) Supreme! "Praise be to God!, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;"1 There is no God but You! Anyone who begs of You is prosperous, Your Majesty is Sublime, and anyone who seeks protection in You is safe.
Please give me refuge out of Your Mercy from the evils of all creatures.
God is sufficient for me.
He is enough.
God hears the prayer of the supplicant.
There is no destination beyond God.
O' my God! You are my Lord and You are the Lord of whoever fools me from the genies and men.
You have control over me and him.
Please fend him off give me refuge from its evil by Your Might that cannot be violated and by Your Power that cannot be disobeyed by good or bad people, and by Your Good Words.
Praise be to God who created me while I was nothing.
O' my God! Please help me out with the horrors of this world, the misfortunes of the Hereafter, and the calamities of days and nights.
O' my God! Please be my companion on my trips, and be with my family in my absence.
Please bless what You provide for my sustenance.
Please make me humble to You, give me a steady good temper, let me be loved by You, and not entrust me to the people.
O‟ Lord of the oppressed! You are my Lord! I take refuge in Your Noble Face that illuminates the heavens and the earths and removed their darkness, and put in order the affairs from the beginning to the end from imposing Your Wrath on me, or from allowing Your Anger for me.
I take refuge in You from the ending of Your Blessings, and all Your Wrath.
I return to You as much as I can and there is no Change or Power except with You.
O' my God! You are not a Lord whom we have created, and no creature has ever helped You.
Purified is God from what they say.
O' my God! Please bestow Your Blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny, bless me at the time of death, and let it be easy and comfortable for me.
O' my God! As You made me a good creation, please give me a good temper.
O' my God! I am weak.
Please strenghten my weakness by Your Pleasure, Pull lead towards good, and let Islam be my ultimate pleasure.
O' my God! I take You and Your angels as witnesses.
You suffice as a witness for me.
I bear witness that You are God.
There is no God but You.
You are the Only who has no associate.
And I bear witness that Muhammad (MGB) is Your Servant, Your Prophet and the best of your creatures.
I bear witness that all the worshipped ones from beneath Your Threshold down to Your seventh earth Your abundant earth besides Your Noble Face - the Eternal-that does not end are false! Please bestow Your Blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny and eliminate all my sufferings and lift it off of me.
O' the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.
You hear prayers as indeed You do what You will and all difficulties are easy for You.
O' my God! Please ease all my difficult affairs, ease all hardships, and soften all that is rough! I call on You about the troubles which cannot be driven off by anyone but You, by the Light of Your Noble Face – the Everlasting, the Perfect! And for the sake of Your Servant and Prophet - Muhammad, and for the sake of the divine people who do not say anything but the exaltation of Your Honor and Majesty, and Your Praise and do not propagate anything but what You desrve regarding the Exaltedness of Your Might and the Sublimity of Your Loftiness.
O' my God! I ask You by Your Name which which leveled the mountain to the ground when it shone upon it, the flash of which made Moses prostrate himself in adoration.
I ask You by Your safely treasured Name.
I ask You by Your Name which You told the sea to split for Moses, so it divided into large hills.
I ask You by Your Name with which You debase all enimous oppressors! I ask You by Your Name which when placed on the day it turns bright and when placed on the night it turns dark.
Please bestow Your Blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny and let me be amongst those who repent, and are purifed.
Forgive my wrongdoings on the Day of the Religion.
Please forgive my parents as they nourished me when I was small, and taught me Your Book and the Traditions of Your Prophet.
Please bestow on them Your Mercy and Kindness, convert their evil deeds into good deeds, accept their good deeds from them, and overlook their wrongdoings as You are most fit to Generosity.
Please let them be amongst those whomYou are pleased with, and lodge in in Your Bountiful Paradise out of Your Mercy and not due to their deeds.
Please favor them with Your Benevolence, Generosity, Might and Mastery.
O' He to whom belongs all Praise.
Praise belongs to none but God.
O' the All-Generous! Kind! O' He who is Eteranl while every thing is mortal! O' He who sees everything but nothing sees You.
O' He who is in the heavenly heights! O' He who guards all things, is kind to everything, and observes every thing.
Indeed You know what the eyes betray and what is concealed in the hearts! You know what is in me, but I do not know what is in You.
I ask You by the Name which You set the mountains up on the earth and they settled there, and I ask You by the Name which You placed on the heavens and then they settled.
Please save me from the Fire and let me cross the Bridge by Your Power along with my parents, my supporters, relatives, in my close company, my loved ones and any Muslim that is associated with me by the Light of Your Being that shall never diminish and by Your Might that cannot be violated! And please provide for me what You know better than I do which no one but You can provide.
Please give me Coverage with your beautiful Cover.
Please pardon me from Your Torture and Punishment by Your Power.
O' my God!You know without being taught.
You are aware of my state and affairs.
Please let me have a share of every good and let me have a way to attain every good.
O' my God! Please let there be a share of supplications to You hoping to receive rewards from You from the east and the west of the earth for Muslim men and women, believing men and women.
Please accept their prayers, assist them against Your enemies and their enemies as You have Power and no one can overpower You.
And none but You can dend off calamities.
O' He who is known for Kindness, Benevolence and Mercy! You are the One who changes what is in the hearts! Please establish my heart firmly on Your Religion.
You are the Director of all affairs, and You choose things for Your Servants.
So please let me be amongst those whom You have chosen for Your Obedience and remain secure from Your Punishment on the day on which those who are wrong are at a loss.
And accept my repentance as You are the Ever-Relenting, the Merciful! And choose me and my children since You have created them in the best form, and granted us Your Most Bountiful Sustenance.
So please perfect Your Blessings for me, my children and my family and expand our sustenance.
And do not make our enemies, the jealous, the oppressors or the rebellious ones happy, and protect us by Your Eyes which do not fall asleep.
O' my God! Here is my prayer, and it is up to You to fulfill it.
I seek Your Support, and rely upon You.
There is no Change or Power except with You.
And may God bestow blessings on the Prophet Muhammad and his Progeny - the Seal of the Prophets, and on His Progeny - the Immaculate the Pure ones and may His peace be on them plentifully.
God is sufficient for us and in Him we trust.
It is recommended to congratulate the brethren-in-faith on this day by saying:
All praise be to Allah Who has honored us with this day
وَجَعَلَنَا مِنَ ٱلْمُوفِينَ بِعَهْدِهِ إِلَيْنَا
wa ja`alana min almufina bi`ahdihi ilayna
and included us with those who have fulfilled their promise to Him
وَميثَاقِهِ ٱلَّذِي وَاثَقَنَا بِهِ
wa mithaqihi alladhi wathaqana bihi
and their covenant made with Him;
مِنْ وِلاَيَةِ وُلاَةِ امْرِهِ
min wilayati wulati amrihi
that is the loyalty to His representatives
and the establishers of His justice.
وَلَمْ يَجْعَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلْجَاحِدينَ
wa lam yaj`alna min aljahidina
He has not made us of the deniers
وَٱلْمُكَذِّبينَ بِيَوْمِ ٱلدِّينَ
walmukadhdhibina biyawmi alddini
and rejecters of the Judgment Day.
The merit of the Eid al-Ghadir Day is too great to be cited. On this day, the deeds of the Shi`ah are admitted and their grievances are relieved. On this day, Prophet Moses (`a) overcame the sorcerers, the fire in which Prophet Abraham (`a) was thrown was made by Almighty Allah comfort and peace, Prophet Moses (`a) appointed Yushua ibn Nun as his successor, Prophet Solomon (`a) declared openly before his people that Asif ibn Barkhiya would be his successor, and the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his famiy) united as brothers his companions; therefore, the believers are advised to form brotherhood with each other on this day.
This fraternization, as is quoted by Shaykh al-Nuri in Mustadrak al-Wasa'il from the book of Zad al-Firdaws, can be practiced by putting the right hand on the brother-in-faith’s right hand and saying the following:
آخَيْتُكَ فِي ٱللَّهِ
I declare my brotherhood with you for the sake of Allah,
وَصَافَيْتُكَ فِي ٱللَّهِ
wa safaytuka fillahi
I establish friendly terms with you for the sake of Allah,
except intercession, supplication, and visiting the tombs of the Infallibles.
Similar to this form, al-Muhaddith al-Fayd, in his book of Khulasat al-Adhkar, has mentioned a form of fraternization adding that the other party, or his representative, may accept the fraternization by uttering any statement entailing agreement. Then, each party releases the other from the duties of fraternity except supplication and visiting the tombs of the Infallibles.