Taqeebaat - Zuhr Asr Post Salaah Recitations

Post-Noon-Dhuhr Prayer Litanies
Subsequent to the Noon (Dhuhr) Prayer, say the following supplicatory prayer, as is quoted from Misbah al-Mutahajjid:
This supplication has been reported from Imam Hasan Askari, who reported from his father, who reported from his forefathers, who reported from Imam Aba-Abdullah, who reported from Imam Ali, who reported from the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon them all)


لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْعَظِيمُ ٱلْحَلِيمُ
la ilaha illa allahu al`azimu alhalimu
There is no god save Allah, the All-great and Most Forbearing.
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّ ٱلْعَرْشِ ٱلْكَرِيـمِ
la ilaha illa allahu rabbu al`arshi alkarimu
There is no god save Allah, the Lord of the Throne of Honor.
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَالَمينَ
alhamdu lillahi rabbi al`alamina
All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مُوجِبَاتِ رَحْمَتِكَ
allahumma inni as'aluka mujibati rahmatika
O Allah, I ask You for the motives of Your mercy,
وَعَزَائِمَ مَغْفِرَتِكَ
wa `aza'ima maghfiratika
the determining causes of Your forgiveness,
وَٱلْغَنيمَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ بِرٍّ
walghanimata min kulli birrin
the advantage of each act of kindness,
وَٱلسَّلاَمَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ إِثْمٍ
walssalamata min kulli ithmin
and the safeguarding against each and every sin.
اَللَّهُمَّ لاَ تَدَعْ لِي ذَنْباً إِلاَّ غَفَرْتَهُ
allahumma la tada` li dhanban illa ghafartahu
O Allah, (please) do not leave any of my offenses unforgiven,
وَلاَ هَمّاً إِلاَّ فَرَّجْتَهُ
wa la hamman illa farrajtahu
any of my misfortunes unrelieved,
وَلاَ سُقْماً إِلاَّ شَفَيْتَهُ
wa la suqman illa shafaytahu
any of my ailments unhealed,
وَلاَ عَيْباً إِلاَّ سَتَرْتَهُ
wa la `ayban illa satartahu
any of my defects uncovered,
وَلاَ رِزْقاً إِلاَّ بَسَطْتَهُ
wa la rizqan illa basattahu
any (item of my) sustenance not including (me),
وَلاَ خَوْفاً إِلاَّ آمَنْتَهُ
wa la khawfan illa amantahu
any fear (that I experience) unsecured,
وَلاَ سُوءاً إِلاَّ صَرَفْتَهُ
wa la su'an illa saraftahu
any evil (that comes upon me) uncontrollable,
وَلاَ حَاجَةً هِيَ لَكَ رِضاً وَلِيَ فيهَا صَلاَحٌ إِلاَّ قَضَيْتَهَا
wa la hajatan hiya laka ridan wa liya fiha salahun illa qadaytaha
and any need that achieves Your satisfaction and my benefit unanswered.
يَا أَرْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most Merciful of all those who show mercy.
آمينَ رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمينَ
amina rabba al`alamina
(please) Respond, O Lord of the worlds.

You may then repeat the following litany ten times:
This supplication has been reported from Imam Ja'far Sadiq (peace be upon him)
بِٱللَّهِ ٱعْتَصَمْتُ
billahi i`tasamtu
With Allah I seek protection,
وَبِٱللَّهِ أَثِقُ
wa billahi athiqu
in Allah I trust,
وَعَلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ أَتَوَكَّلُ
wa `ala allahi atawakkalu
and upon Allah I rely.
Then say the following:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنْ عَظُمَتْ ذُنُوبِي فَأَنْتَ أَعْظَمُ
allahumma in `azumat dhunubi fa-anta a`zamu
O Allah! if my sins are enormous, surely You are more Tremendous.
وَإِنْ كَبُرَ تَفْرِيطِي فَأَنْتَ أَكْبَرُ
wa in kabura tafriti fa-anta akbaru
If my transgression has exceeded all limits, surely You are Greater.
وَإِنْ دَامَ بُخْلي فَأَنْتَ أَجْوَدُ
wa in dama bukhli fa-anta ajwadu
If my stinginess has perpetuated, surely You are more Generous.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱغْفِرْ لِي عَظيمَ ذُنُوبِي بِعَظِيمِ عَفْوِكَ
allahumma ighfir li `azima dhunubi bi`azimi `afwika
O Allah, (please) forgive my enormous sins out of Your tremendous pardon,
وَكَثيرَ تَفْرِيطِي بِظَاهِرِ كَرَمِكَ
wa kathira tafriti bizahiri karamika
forgive my limitless transgression out of Your obvious generosity,
وَٱقْمَعْ بُخْلِي بِفَضْلِ جُودِكَ
waqma` bukhli bifadli judika
and impede my stinginess by the virtue of Your magnanimity.
اَللَّهُمَّ مَا بِنَا مِنْ نِعْمَة فَمِنْكَ
allahumma ma bina min ni`matin faminka
O Allah, You are certainly the source of each and every favor that covers us.
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ
la ilaha illa anta
There is no god save You.
أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَ أَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ
astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayka
I pray Your forgiveness and I repent before You.

Imam Ridha (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, 'When you finish the Dhuhr Prayer, raise your hands and say:'
اَللّهُمَّ اِنّي اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَيْكَ بِجُودِكَ وَكَرَمِكَ،
Allahuma Inni Ataqqarabu Elaika B-Jodik Wa-Karamik,
O Allah, I seek closeness towards you through your goodness and generosity,
وَاَتَقرَّبُ اِلَيْكَ بِمُحَمَّد عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ،
Wa Ataqarabu Elaika B Mohammed Abdik Wa-Rasoolik,
and I closeness towards you through Muhammad; your servant and messenger,
وَاَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَيْكَ بِمَلائِكَتِكَ الْمُقَرَّبينَ وَاَنْبِيائِكَ وَرُسُلِكَ،
Wa Ataqarabu Elaika B Malaikatik Al Moqarabeen Wa Anbiyaik Wa Rosolik,
and I seek closeness towards you through your closest most dearest angles, prophets and apostles;
اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلى مُحَمَّد عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ وَعَلى آلِ مُحَمَّد،
An Tosali Ala Mohammed Abdik Wa Rasoolik Wa Ala Aali Mohammed,
That to send your blessings onto Muhammed your servant and messenger and onto Muhammad’s progeny,
وَاْنَ تُقيلَني عَثْرَتي وَتَسْتُرَ عَلَيَّ ذُنُوبي وَتَغْفِرَها لي،
Wa An Tqilni Asrati Wa-Tastor Ala Znoobi Wa Tagfirha Lee
That so you let go of what I have stumbled upon and that you cover my sins and you forgive them for me
وَتَقْضِيَ لي حَوائجي وَلا تُعَذِّبْني بِقَبيحٍ كانَ مِنّي،
Wa Taqdi Lee Hawaeiji Wa La Toazbni B Qabeehin Kaan Min-ni
and grant me my needs and do not torment me due to the filth of what was done by me,
فَاِنَّ عَفْوَكَ وَجُودَكَ يَسَعُني،
Fa Inna Afwaka Wa Joodak Yasaoni
For your mercy and generosity suffices me
اِنَّكَ على كُلِّ شَيء قَديرٌ.
Innaka Ala Kol Shai-in Qadeer
As you are capable to do all things

Imam Mahdi (ajtfs) related Invocation after Dhuhr Prayers
Among the most accentuated times for invoking the early reappearance of our master, Imam-e-Asr (a.s.) is after Dhuhr prayers.
According to one tradition from Imam Sadeq (a.s.), “One who says after the morning and noon prayers,
اََللّهُمّ صَلّ عَلٰی مُحَمّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمّدٍ وَ عَجّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ.
He will not die till he reaches to the Qaem (a.t.f.s.) of Ale Muhammad (s.a.w.a.).”

The Invocation “ يَا سَامِعَ كُلّ صَوْتٍ ” after Dhuhr prayers:'
Following in the footsteps of Imam Sadeq (a.s.), we should pray for Imam al-Mahdi (a.t.f.s.), the saviour of humanity, who will reappear in the last era as promised by the Messenger of Islam (s.a.w.a.) to his nation through authentic traditions. Abbaad Ibn Muhammad al- Madaaeni says, “I went to meet Imam Sadeq (a.s.) in Madina. After finishing his zohr prayers, he (a.s.) raised his head towards the sky and said,
اَىْ سكَامِعَ کُلّ صكَوْتٍ،
اَىْ جامِعكَ کُلّ فَوْتكٍ،
اَىْ بَارِئَ کُلّ نَفْسكٍ بَعْدَ الْمَوْتِ،
اَىْ بَاعِثُ، اَىْ وارِثُ،
اَى سَيّد السّادَةِ، اَىْ اِلٰهَ اْللِهَةِ،
اَىْ جَبّارَالْجَبَابِرَةِ،
اَىْ مالِككَ الدّنْي اَ وَ اْلخِرَةِ،
اَى رَب اْلَرْبَابكِ،
اَىْ فَعّالًا لِمكا يُرِيْدُ،
اَىْ مُحْصكِىَ عَدَدِ اْلَنْفَاسكِ وَ نَقْلِ اْلَقْدَامكِ،
اَىْ مَنكِ السكّرّ عِنْدَهكُ
1 Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 86, p. 77; Mustadrak al-Wasaael, vol. 5, p. 96, Jamaal al-Saaleheen
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The Post-Afternoon ('Asr) Prayer Litanies.
Subsequent to the Afternoon (`Asr) Prayer, say the following supplicatory prayer, as is quoted from Misbah al-Mutahajjid:
أَسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ
astaghfiru allaha alladhi la ilaha illa huwa
I pray the forgiveness of Allah; there is no god save Him,
ٱلْحَيُّ ٱلْقَيُّومُ
alhayyu alqayyumu
the Ever-living, the Self-Subsisting,
ٱلرَّحْمٰنُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ
alrrahmani alrrahimu
the All-compassionate, the All-merciful,
ذُو ٱلْجَلاَلِ وَٱلإِكْرَامِ
dhu aljalali wal-ikrami
and the Lord of Majesty and Honor.
وَ أَسْأَلُهُ أَنْ يَتُوبَ عَلَيَّ
wa as'aluhu an yatuba `alayya
And I ask Him to accept my repentance,
تَوْبَةَ عَبْدٍ ذَلِيلٍ خَاضِعٍ
tawbata `abdin dhalilin khadi`in
like His acceptance of the repentance of a slave who is submissive, acquiescent,
فَقِيرٍ بَائِسٍ
faqirin ba'isin
poor, miserable,
مِسْكِينٍ مُسْتَكِينٍ مُسْتَجِيرٍ
miskinin mustakinin mustajirin
despondent, dejected, seeking refuge (with Him),
لاَ يَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِهِ نَفْعَاً وَلاَ ضَرّاً
la yamliku linafsihi naf`an wa la darran
not controlling for himself any harm or profit,
وَلاَ مَوْتاً وَلاَ حَيَاةً وَلاَ نُشُوراً
wa la mawtan wa la hayatan wa la nushuran
and not controlling death nor life nor raising (the dead) to life.

You may then say the following supplicatory prayer:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ نَفْسٍ لاَ تَشْبَعُ
allahumma inni a`udhu bika min nafsin la tashba`u
O Allah, I surely seek Your protection against a self that never has enough,
وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لاَ يَخْشَعُ
wa min qalbin la yakhsha`u
a heart that does not feel apprehension,
وَمِنْ عِلْمٍ لاَ يَنْفَعُ
wa min `ilmin la yanfa`u
knowledge that does not avail,
وَمِنْ صَلاَةٍ لاَ تُرْفَعُ
wa min salatin la turfa`u
a prayer that is not accepted,
وَمِنْ دُعَاءٍ لاَ يُسْمَعُ
wa min du`a'in la yusma`u
and a supplication that is not responded.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ ٱلْيُسْرَ بَعْدَ ٱلْعُسْرِ
allahumma inni as'aluka alyusra ba`da al`usri
O Allah, I surely beseech You for easiness after difficulty,
وَٱلْفَرَجَ بَعْدَ ٱلْكَرْبِ
walfaraja ba`da alkarbi
relief after misfortune,
وَٱلرَّخَاءَ بَعْدَ ٱلشِّدَّةِ
walrrakha'a ba`da alshshiddati
and comfort after hardship.
اَللَّهُمَّ مَا بِنَا مِنْ نِعْمَةٍ فَمِنْكَ
allahumma ma bina min ni`matin faminka
O Allah, You are certainly the source of each and every favor that covers us.
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ
la ilaha illa anta
There is no god save You.
أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَ أَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ
astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayka
I pray Your forgiveness and repent before You.

Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) is reported as saying: Anyone who implores Almighty Allah’s forgiveness (i.e. astaghfirullaha) seventy times after the `Asr Prayer will have seven hundred of his sins forgiven.

Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (al-Jawad) (peace be upon him) is also reported as saying: Anyone who recites Surah al-Qadr (No. 97) ten times after the `Asr Prayer will be granted the reward of the deeds of all creatures on that day.

It is also recommended to say Dua 'Asharaat every morning and evening. Yet, the best time for this supplication is the time after the `Asr Prayers on Fridays.

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It was stated in "Falaahi Ssa'il" among the important supplication to be observed after (Asr) afternoon prayer by imitating our master Musa ibn Ja'afar Al-Kazim (peace be upon him) in his dedicated supplication to our master Al-Mahdi (peace and blessing of Allah be on his grand father Muhammad and same to him) as it was narrated by Yahya bn Al-Fadl Naufali, he said: I entered to Abu Al-Hasan, Musa bn Ja'afar after (Asr) afternoon prayer in Baghdad, thus I met him raising his hand to the Heaven and I heard him reciting the following:
َنْتَ اللهُ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ، اَلْاَوَّلُ وَالْاٰخِرُ وَالظَّاهِرُالْبَاطِنُ،
وَاَنْتَ اللهُ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ، اِلَيْكَ زِيَادَةُ الْاَشْيَاۤءِ وَنُقْصَانُهَا،
وَاَنْتَ اللهُ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَ الْخَلْقَ بِغَيْرِ مَعُوْنَةٍ مِنْ غَيْرِكَ،
وَلَاحَاجَةٍ اِلَيْهِمْ، اَنْتَ اللهُ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ، مِنْكَ الْمَشِيَّةُ وَاِلَيْكَ الْبَدْءُ۔
اَنْتَ اللهُ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ، قَبْلَ الْقَبْلِ وَخَالِقُ الْقَبْلِ،
اَنْتَ اللهُ لَاۤاِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ،
بَعْدَ الْبَعْدِ وَخَالِقُ الْبَعْدِ، اَنْتَ اللهُ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ،
تَمْحُوْ مَا تَشَاۤءُ وَتُثْبِتُ وَعِنْدَكَ اُمُّ الْكِتَابِ،
اَنْتَ اللهُ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّاۤ اَنْتَ، غَايَةُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَوَارِثُهُ،
اَنْتَ اللهُ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ، لَايَعْزُبُ عَنْكَ الدَّقِيْقُ وَلَا الْجَلِيْلُ،
اَنْتَ اللهُ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ، لَايَخْفٰى عَلَيْكَ اللُّغَاتُ،
وَلَاتَتَشَابَهُ عَلَيْكَ الْاَصْوَاتُ۔
كُلَّ يَوْمٍ اَنْتَ فِيْ شَاْنٍ، لَايَشْغَلُكَ شَاْنٌ عَنْ شَاْنٍ، عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَاَخْفٰى، دَيَّانُ الدِّيْنِ، مُدَبِّرُ الْاُمُوْرِ،
بَاعِثُ مَنْ فِي الْقُبُوْرِ، مُحْيِ الْعِظَامِ وَهِيَ رَمِيْمٌ، اَسْاَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الْمَكْنُوْنِ الْمَخْزُوْنِ، اَلْحَيِّ الْقَيُّوْمِ،
اَلَّذِيْ لَايَخِيْبُ مَنْ سَاَلَكَ بِهِ، اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَاٰلِهِ، وَاَنْ تُعَجِّلَ فَرَجَ الْمُنْتَقِمِ لَكَ مِنْ اَعْدَاۤئِكَ،
وَاَنْجِزْلَهُ مَا وَعَدْتَهُ،
يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْاِكْرَامِ۔
I said to him, whom did you prayed for? He said: to Al-Mahdi of the Prophet's household (peace be on them).
He continued saying: may my father be sacrifice for him, his eyebrow are very close, his legs are very energetic, his shoulder is wide, brown in colour and close to be yellowish, may my father be sacrifice for him, his night shall guard the stars by his bowing down and prostration to Allah, may my father be sacrifice for him, he who the blames of those that blame shall not affect before Allah, he is the luminous lamp, may my father be sacrifice for him, he shall rise with the command of Allah.
I said to him, when will he come out? He said: when you saw armies from the city of Anbar in Iraq at the beach of Furat, sirah and Dajlah, and the arch of Kufah is destroy, and burning of some houses in Kufah, when you see all this, verily Allah will act according to His wish, no one can subdue the commandment of Allah and no one can review His Judgement.[1]

10) Invocation of Imam Kazim (a.s.) after Asr prayers for the Reappearance of Imam-e-Zamaan (a.t.f.s.)
Among the times that have been emphasized a lot, is after the Asr prayers. Its proof is the quotation found in the book, Falaah al- Saael, by Sayed Ali Ibn Taawoos (a.r.). He writes, “Among the important duties after the Asr prayers is to follow Imam Musa al- Kazim (a.s.) in his invocation for our master, Hazrat Mahdi (a.t.f.s.), as has been narrated by Muhammad Ibn Bushair al-Azdi, from Ahmad Ibn Umar al-Katib, from al-Hasan Ibn Muhammad Ibn Jamhoor al-Ammi, from his father Muhammad Ibn Jamhoor, from Yahya Ibn Fadhl al-Naufeli, who said, “I went to meet Abul Hasan Musa Ibn Ja’far (a.s.) at Baghdad. When he finished his Asr prayers, he raised his hands towards the heavens and I heard him say,1 Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 86, p. 62.
أَنْتَ الُ لَ إِلٰهَ إِلّ أَنْتَ،
اْلَوَ لُ وَ اْلخِرُ وَ الظّاهِرُ وَ الْبَاطِنُ،
وَ أَنْتَ الُ لَ إِلٰ هَ إِلّ أَنْتَ، إِلَيْكَ زِي اَ دَةُ اْلَشْيَاءِ وَ نُقْ صَانُهَا،
وَ أَنْتَ ال لَ إِلٰ هَ إِلّ أَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَ خَلْقَكَ بِغَيْرِ مَعُونَةٍ مِنْ غَيْرِكَ وَ لَ حَاجَةٍ إِلَيْهِمْ،
وَ أَنْتَ الُ لَ إِلٰهَ إِلّ أَنْتَ، مِنْكَ الْمَشِيّةُ وَ إِلَيْكَ الْبَدَاءُ،
أَنْتَ الُ لَ إِلٰهَ إِلّ أَنْتَ، قَبْلَ الْقَبْلِ وَ خَالِ قُ الْقَبْلِ، أَنْتَ ال لَ إِلٰ هَ إِلّ أَنْتَ،
بَعْدَ الْبَعْدِ وَ خَالِ قُ الْبَعْدِ،
أَنْتَ الُ لَ إِلٰهَ إِلّ أَنْتَ،
تَمْحُو مَا تَشَآءُ وَ تُثْبِتُ وَ عِنْدَكَ أُمّ الْكِتَابِ.
أَنْ تَ ال لَ إِلٰ هَ إِلّ أَنْ تَ،
غَايَةُ كُلّ شَيْءٍ وَ وَ ارِثُ هُ، أَنْ تَ ال لَ إِلٰ هَ إِلّ أَنْتَ، لَ يَعْزُبُ عَنْكَ الدّقِيْ قُ وَ لَ الْجَلِيْلُ،
أَنْتَ ال لَ إِلٰ هَ إِلّ أَنْتَ،
لَ تَخْفٰى عَلَيْكَ اللّغَاتُ وَ لَ تَتَشَابَهُ عَلَيْكَ اْلَصْوَ اتُ،
كُلّ يَوْمٍ أَنْتَ فِيْ شَأْنٍ لَ يَشْغَلُكَ شَأْنٌ عَنْ شَأْنٍ، عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَ أَخْفٰى،
دَيَا نُ الدّيْنِ، مُدَبّرُ اْلُمُورِ، بَاعِثُ مَنْ فِيْ الْقُبُوْرِ، مُحْيِىْ الْعِظَامِ وَ هِيَ رَمِيمٌ.
أَ سْأَلُكَ بِا سْمِكَ الْمَكْنُوْ نِ الْمَخْزُوْ نِ الْحَي الْقَيّوْمِ، الّذِيْ لَ تُخَيّبُ مَ نْ سَأَلَكَ بِهِ،
أَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تُصَلّيَ عَلٰى مُحَمّدٍ وَ آلِهِ وَ أَنْ تُعَجّلَ فَرَجَ الْمُنْتَقِمِ لَكَ مِنْ أَعْدَائِكَ،
وَ أَنْجِزْ لَهُ مَا وَ عَدْتَهُ يَا ذَا الْجَلَلِ وَ اْلِكْرَامِ.