Dua  for 'RIZQ '  (Sufficient Sustenance)

NAHJULBALAGHA on SUSTENANCE  :Allah has guaranteed your livelihood and has commanded you to act. Therefore, the pursuit of that which has been guaranteed to you should not get preference over that whose performance has been enjoined upon you.  But by Allah, most certainly the position is that doubt has overtaken and certainty has been shattered and it seems as if what has been guaranteed to you is obligatory on you and what was made obligatory on you has been taken away from you.

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Recitation of Sura 56 (Waqiyah) after Isha Salat

Recitation of Ayat ”Mashaallahu laa Quwwata illa billah" (Ch. Al-Kahf (18), vs. 39) "It is as Allah has pleased, there is no power save in Allah."

DUA'A 58 Who ever recites surah al Falaq time and again receives sustenance regularly.

DUA'A 59 Whoever recites AR RAZZAQ 308 times in the morning receives more sustenance than he expects.

DUA'A 60  To earn independent income recite regularly surah 20 Ta Ha in the last part of the night.

DUA'A 61 According to Imam Muhammad bin Ali al Baqir recite the following du'a' for increase in sustenance.

O Allah, I beseech You for sustenance – abundant, good and lawful-from the “sustenance” You own.

ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALUKA RIZQAN WAASI-AN T'AYYIBBAN MIN RIZQIKA

 

DUA'A 62 Recite the following du-a'a 1000 times at midnight for removal of poverty and increase in sustenance.

Glory be to You, (my) master, the ever living, the self-subsisting, for whom there is no end.

SUBH'AANAKA MAALIKIL H'AYYIL QAYYOOMIL LAD'EE LAA YAMOOT

 

DUA'A 63  For increase in sustenance recite YAA GHANIYYU 1060 times between maghrib and Ishaa prayers

 DUA'A 64  The Holy Prophet taught the following du-a'a to ahl al safi for increase in sustenance.

O Allah, the Lord of seven (or several) heavens and the Lord of the arash (the seat of divine authority) repay our debts and free us from poverty.

ALLAAHUMMA RABBIS SAMAAWAATIS SABI-I WA RABBAL A'RSHIL A'ZEEM IQZ'I A'NNAD DAYNA WA AGHNINAA MINAL FAQR

 

DUA'A 65  Recite the following du-a'a for increase in sustenance

O Allah, (You alone) administer my affairs. Do not let me depend on any other for the direction of my affairs.

ALLAAHUMMA TAWALLA AMREE WA LAA TAWALLA AMREE GHAYRAKA

 

DUA'A 66  According to Mulla Muhsin Kashani if the following du-a'as are recited, as mentioned for every day separately, there will be a noticeable increase in the means of livelihood.  Recite each du-a'a 1000 times.

SATURDAY

O Allah, send blessings on Muhammad and on the children of Muhammad. So be it.

ALLAAHUMMA S'ALLI A'LAA MUHAMMADIN WA AALI MUH'AMMAD AMEEN

 

SUNDAY : 

O Lord of the worlds.

YAA RABBAL A'ALAMEEN

 

MONDAY :

O Owner of splendour and generosity.

YAA D'AL JALLAALI WAL IKRAAM

 

TUESDAY :

O He who decides definitely regarding wants and needs.

YAA QAAZ'IYAL H'AAJAAT

 

WEDNESDAY : 

O the most merciful of all the merciful.

YAA ARH'AMAR RAAH'IMEEN

 

THURSDAY :

O the everliving, the self-subsisting.

YAA H'AYYU YAA QAYYOOM

 

FRIDAY :

There is no god save You, the true and manifest sovereign

LAA ILAAHA ILLAA ANTAL MALIKUL H'AQQUL MUBEEN

 

DUA'A 67   Once a very poor man came to Imam Jafar bin Muhammad as Sadiq and told him that in spite of his best efforts, there was no improvement in his financial matters and he remained poor and deprived.  The Imam advised him to recite a du-a'a after Ishaa prayers regularly.

O Allah, verily I do not know wherefrom I will get my sustenance? Indeed to look for it I lay myself open to possible risks which threaten my heart. I go round in its search to (many) cities. There I (wander) as its seeker. Truly, I do not know whether it is in the plain, or on the mountain, or in the earth, or in the sky, or under the earth or in the sea. From where and through whom it will reach me? At all events, I know, its system (of production and distribution) is in Your power (because) You are, as creator, know all about its (availability, quantity and quality). Through Your grace and mercy it is distributed. O my sustainer give me abundant sustenance, make easy for me its seeking, let its source be near me and let me not in vain run after the sustenance You have not selected for me, because You do not want to punish me whereas I am always in need of Your mercy. Give generously Your superabundant bounties to Your servant, (because) verily You are the owner of limitless gifts.

ALLAAHUMMA INNAHOO LAYSA LEE I'LMUN MIN AYNA RIZQEE WA INNAMAA ANAA AT'LUBUHOO BIKHAT'ARAATIN TAKHT'URU A'LAA QALBEE FA-AJOOLU FEE T'ALABIHIL BULDAANA FA-ANAA FEEMAA ANAA T'AALIBUN KAL-HAYRANI LAA ADREE AFEE SAHLIN HUWA AM FEE JABALIN AM FEE ARZ'IN AM FEE SAMAA-IN AM FEE BARRIN AM FEE BAH'RIN WA A'LAA YADAY MAN WA MIN QIBALI MAN WA QAD A'LMITU ANNA I'LMUHOO I'NDAKA WA ASBAABUHOO BIYADIKA WA ANTALLAD'EE TUQASSIMUHOO BILUT'FIKA WA TUSABBIBUHOO BIRAH'MATIKA ALLAAHUMMA FAS'ALLI A'LAA MUH'MMADIN WA AALI MUHAMMAD YAA RABBI WAJ-AL RIZQAKA LEE WAASI-AN WA MATLABAHOO SAHLAN WA MAA KHAD'AHOO QAREEBAN WA LAA TU-ANNINEE BIT'ALABI MA LAM TUQADDIR FEEHI RIZQAN FA-INNAKA GHANIYYUN A'N AD'AABEE WA ANAA FAQEERUN ILAA RAHMATIKA FASALLI ALAA MUHAMMADIN WA AALIHEE WA JUD A'LAA ABDIKA BIFAZ'LIKA INNAKA D'OOO FAZ'LIN AZEEM.

 

DUA'A 68  To receive sustenance in abundance recite the following verse of surah ash sura 66 times daily after obligatory prayer with ALLAAHU AKBAR in the beginning each time.  It is recommended to recite it after Fajr or Maghrib prayers.

Allah is benign to His servants. He gives sustenance to whomsoever He wills. He is strong, all-mighty.

ALLAAHU LATEEFUM BI-IBAADIHEE YARZUQU MAY YASHAAA WA HUWAL QAWIYYUL AZEEZ

 

DUA'A 69 Recite the following du-a'a 3 times with salawat at the end after Fajr and Maghrib prayers regularly.

It is said that Allah may give the reciter so much sustenance that it will suffice seven generations.

O Allah, O Allah, O Allah, O Lord, O Lord, O Lord, O everliving, O self-subsisting, O owner of splendour and generosity, I beseech You in the name of Your great “ism azam” to give me sustenance, in abundance, lawful and pure by Your mercy, O the most merciful.

YAA ALLAAHU YAA ALLAAHU YAA ALLAAHU YAA RABBU YAA RABBU YAA RABB YAA H'AYYU YAA QAYYOOM YAA D'AL JALAALI WAL IKRAM AS-ALUKA BISMIKAL A'Z'EEMIL A'Z'AM AN TARZUQANEE RIZQAN WAASI-A'N H'LAALAN T'AYYIBAN BIRAH'MATIKA YAA ARH'AMAR RAAH'IMEEN

 

DUA'A 70 Recite the following du-a'a 7 times with salawat after every obligatory salat for increase in sustenance.

O Lord, verily I have need of what You have sent me of the good.

RABBI INNEE LIMAAA ANZALTA ILAYYA MIN KHAYRIN FAQEER

 

DUA'A 71 For increase in sustenance recite the following du-a'a 144 times with salawat after Isha salawat for 7 days from Friday.

And with Him are the keys (treasures) of the unseen. None but He knows them: and He (alone) knows what is in the land and the sea. Not a leaf falls but He knows it, and there is not a grain in the darkest (recess) of the earth, nor anything wet or dry but is in a clear book. O Everliving, O self-subsisting.

WA I'NDAHOO MAFAATIH'UL GHAYBI LAA YA'LAMUHAAA ILLAA HUW WA YA-LAMU MAA FIL BARRI WAL BAH'R WA MAA TASQUT'U MIW WARAQATIN ILLAA YA-LAMUHAA WA LAA H'ABBATIN FEE Z'ULUMAATIL ARZ'I WA LAA RAT'BIW WA LAA YAABISIN ILLAA FEE KITAABIM MUBEEN YAA H'AYYU YAA QAYYOO

 

DUA'A 72 According to Imam Ali ibn abi Talib recitation of the following du-a'a after Fajr salat increases sustenance 

O my Allah, save my honour and worth by giving one affluence and do not substitute my prosperity with poverty (in which case) I may have to seek sustenance (created by You) from the wicked among Your creatures, and thus be degraded by having to praise those who may give and shrewdly tolerate those who may refuse, (although) it is You who, under all circumstances, administers grants and refusals. Verily You have power over all things.

ALLAAHUMMA S'UN WAJHEE BIL YASAARI WA LAA TUBADDIL JAAHEE BIL IQTAARI FAS-TARZIQA T'AALIBEE RIZQIKA WAS-TA-TIFA SHIRAARA KHALQIKA WAB-TULIYA BIH'AMDI MAN A'-T'AANEE WA UFTAT'ANA BID'AMMI MAN S'ANA -A'NEE WA ANTA MIN WARAA-I D'AALIKA KULLIHEE WALIYYUL A'T'AA-I WAL MAN-I  INNAKA A'LAA KULLI SHAY-IN QADEER

 

DUA'A 73    According to Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib recitation of the following du-a'a after Fajr salat increases sustenance.

Praise be to Allah who made me aware of His nafs (reality) and did not forsake me to be one of those whose hearts do not perceive. Praise to be Allah who gave me (wisdom) to follow and obey Muhammad, blessings of Allah be on him and on his children, and also peace. Praise be to Allah who has kept my sustenance in His (own) hand and did not give it to other people (like me) from whom I may have to seek it. Praise be to Allah who covers my defects and shortcomings and does not disclose my infamy among the people. Praise be to Allah, the one and only.

ALH'AMDU LILLAAHIL LAD'EE A'RRAFNEE NAFSAHOO WA LAM YATRUKNEE U'MYAANAL QALBI ALH'AMDU LILLAAHIL LAD'EE JA-A'LANEE MIN UMMATI MUH'AMMADIN S'ALLALLAAHU A'LAYJI WA AALIHEE WA SALLAM ALH'AMDU LILLAAHIL LAD'EE JA-A'LA RIZQEE FEE YADIHEE WA LAM YAJ-A'LHU FEE AYDIN NAASI ALH'AMDU LILLAAHIL LAD'EE SATARA U'YOOBEE WA LAM  YAFZ'AH'NEE BAYNAN NAASI ALH'AMDU LILLAAHIL LAD'EE WAH'DAHOO

 

DUA'A 74  The following du-a'a is taken from Sahifa Alayiyyah by Imam Ali ibn abi Talib.  This du-a'a is to be written, preferably on the skin of a deer or on any skin of a lawful animal, and kept on the body for increase in sustenance.

O my Allah, (mention the name of the person with father’s name for whom this du-a’a is written) has no capacity, nor he has endurance to come to grips with misfortunes, nor he has endurance to come to grips with misfortunes, nor he has strength to withstand hunger and destitution. O my Allah send blessings on Muhammad and on his children, and do not let his means of sustenance (from You) fluctuate, do not be less generous in giving him from the vastness of Your bounties, do not exclude him from Your generosity, do not keep back from him Your liberal distribution (of bounties); do not give him over to Your liberal distribution (of bounties); do not give him over to Your creatures, nor (even) to himself, because he will not be equal to the task and will be too weak to perform well or set aright that which has gone (wrong) before, but You by Yourself put into good condition the disorder in his business and confusion of affairs and take charge of his welfare, look after all his affairs. If You put Your creatures in charge of (his affairs) they will not serve him, nor hand over (his affairs) to his relatives, they will take possession of (his rights); and if at all they give, they will give that which is less and trifle; and if they refuse to give, they will withhold much; and if they be niggardly they do full justice to niggardliness. O my Allah, give much to him from Your abundant bounties and do not let him be without (Your abundant bounties), because, verily very much in need he turns unto You to seek and obtain that which is in Your hands, whereas You have no need of him, and You are fully aware of his (needs and wants). Whoso relies upon Allah, for him He is sufficient. Verily Allah completes His decisions. Allah has set a due measure for everything. Verily, with every difficulty there is ease. Whosoever is aware of the divine laws (and follows them) to him He shows the true way out and gives him sustenance from where he does not reckon.

ALLAAHUMMA LAA T'AAQATA LI (name of the person with father's name) WA LAA S'ABRA LAHOO A'LAL BALAAA-I WA LAA QUWWATA LAHOO A'LAL FAQRI WAL FAAQATI ALLAAHUMMA S'ALLI A'LAA MUH'AMMADIN WA AALI MUH'AMMAD WA LAA TAKHTUR A'LAA (name of the person with father's name) RIZQIKA WA LAA TAQTUR A'LAYHI SA-A'TA MAA INDAKA WA LAA TAH'RIMHU FAZ'LAKA WA LAA TAH'SIMHU MIN JAZEELI QASMIKA WA LAA TAKULHU ILAA KHALQIKA WA LAA ILAA NAFSIHEE FAYA-JAZU A'NHAA WA YAZ'-A'FU A'NIL QIYYAAMI FEE MAA YAS'LAHOO MAA QABLAHOO BAL TAFARRADA BILAMMI SHA-THIHEE WA TAWALLAA KIFAAYATAHOO WAN-Z'UR ILAYHI FEE JAMEE-I UMOORIHEE LI-ANNAKA IN WAKKALTAHOO ILAA KHALQIKA LAM YANFA-O'OHU WA IN ALJAATAHOO ILAA AQRIBAA-HEE H'ARAMOOHU WA IN A-T'AWHU A'T'AW QALEELAN NAKIDAN WA IN MANA-O'OHU MANA-O'O  KATHEERAN WA IN BAKHILOO FAHUM LILBUKHLI AHLUN ALLAAHUMMA AGHNI (name of the person with father's name)  MIN FAZ'LIKA WA LAA TAKHLIHEE MINHU FA-INNAHOO MUZ'T'ARRUN ILAYKA FAQEERUN ILAA MAA FEE YADAYKA WA ANTA GHANIYYUN A'NHU WA ANTA BIHEE KHABEERUN A'LEEMUN WA MAN YATAWAKKAL A'LALLAAHI FAHUWA H'ASBUHOO INNALLAAHA BAALIGHU AMRIHEE QAD JA-A'LALLAAHU LIKULLI SHAY-IN QADRAA INNA MA-A'L U'SRI YASRAN INNA MA-A'L USRI YUSRAA WA MAN YATTAQILLAAHA YAJ-A'L U'SRI YUSRAA WA MAN YATTAQILLAAHA YAJ-A'L LAHOO MAKHRAJAN WA YARZUQHU MIN H'AYTHU LAA YAH'TASIB

 

 

DUA'A 75 It is written in Kanzul Maknun, on the authority of the Holy Prophet, if the following du-a'a is recited after praying a 2 rakat salat, it increases sustenance.

O glorious, O lasting survivor, O unique, O generous, I turn to You in the name of Muhammad, Your prophet, the prophet of mercy, (with a request to) send blessings on him and on his children-O messenger of Allah, I turn to Allah through You (He is) Your Lord, my Lord and Lord of everything, (and I beseech Him to) send blessings on Muhammad and on his Ahlul Bayt and give me sustenance generously from the sustenance You own, easy success and abundant livelihood with which I will set aright my disordered business and confusion of my affairs, pay my debts, and support my family.

YAA MAAJIDU YAA WAAJIDU YAA AH'ADU YAA KAREEMU ATAWJJAHU ILAYKA BI-MUH'AMMADIN NABIYYIKA NABIYYAR RAH'MATI S'ALLALLAAHU A'LAYHI WA AALIHEE YAA RASOOLALLAAH INNEE ATAWAJJAHU BIKA ILALLAAHU RABBIKA WA RABBEE WA RABBI KULLI SHAY-IN FA-AS-ALUKA YAA RABBI AN TUS'ALLIYA A'LAA MUH'AMMADIN WA AHLI BAYTIHEE WA AS-ALUKA NAFQATAN KAREEMATAN MIN NAFQATIKA WA FAT-HAN YASEERAA WA RIZQAN WAASI-AN ALUMMU BIHEE SHA-THEE WA AZQ'EE BIHEE DAYNEE WA ASTA-E'ENU BIHEE A'LAA I'YAALEE

 

DUA'A 76  For increase in income recite surah Al Waqi-ah 3 times daily after Ishaa salat for 5 weeks continuously.  Begin on any Saturday.  Before reciting the surah recite the following du-a'a every time.

O Allah, give us abundant sustenance, lawful, purified, without subjecting us to extra hardships. Accept my supplication. Do not reject it. I seek refuge with You from the disgrace of poverty and debt, so drive away these misfortunes from me for the sake of Imam Hasan and Imam Husayn, peace be on them, through Your mercy, O the most merciful.

ALLAAHUMMAR-ZUQNAA RIZQAN WAASI-A'N H'ALAALAN T'AYYIBAN MIN GHAYRI KADDIN WASTAJIB DA'WATEE MIN GHAYRI RADDIN WA A-O'OD'U BIKA MIN FAZ'EEH'ATEE BIFAQRIN WA DAYNIN WADFA' A'NNEE HAAD'AYNI BIH'AQQIL IMAAMAYNIS SIBT'AYNI AL H'ASANI WAL H'USAYNI A'LAYHIMAS SALAAMU BIRAH'MATIKA YAA ARH'AMAR RAAHI'IMEEN

 

DUA'A 77 It is written in Kanzul Maknun to recite the following du'a'a for increase in sustenance 141 times daily after Isha salat 40 days continuously.  Recite 41 salawats in the beginning and at the end of each recitation.

Whosoever fears (the wrath of) Allah, He will make a way out for him, and provide him with sustenance from where he does not reckon. Allah is sufficient for him who relies on Him. Verily Allah accomplishes His purpose. Allah has indeed prescribed a measure for every thing.

WA MAY YATTAQILLAAHA YAJ-A'L LAHOO MAKHRAJAA WA YARZUQHU MIN H'AYTHU LAA YAHTASIB WA MAY YATAWAKKAL A'LALLAAHI FA HUWA H'ASBUH INNALLAAHA BAALIGHU AMRIH QAD JA-A'LALLAAHU LIKULLI SHAY-IN QADRAA

 

DUA'A 78 It is written in Kanzul Maknun to recite the following verse 186 of Al Baqarah between wudu (ablution) and salat for increase in sustenance.

When My servants ask you about Me, then (say to them) verily I am very near; I answer the prayer of the supplicant when he beseeches Me. So they should hear My call, and believe in Me; so that they may be led aright.

WA ID'AA SA-ALAKA I'BAADEE A'NNEE FA-INNEE QAREEB UJEEBU DA-WATAD DAA-I'ID'AA DA -A'ANI FAL-YASTAJEEBOO LEE WAL YOO-MINOO BEE LA-ALLAHUM YARSHUDOON

 

DUA'A 79 It is written in Kanzul Maknun to pray a 2 rakat salat and after reciting al Fatihah in every rakat, recite verses 26 and 27 of Ali Imran (given in A) 10 times and after salam say salawat 10 times, go into sajdah and recite verse 35 of Sad (given in B)  10 times for increase in sustenance.

(A)

Say: “O Allah, master of the kingdom, You give kingdom to whom You like, and You take away the kingdom from whom You like. You exalt whom You like and abase whom You like; in Your hand is the good; verily You have power over all things. You cause the night to pass into the day, and You cause the day to pass into the night; You bring forth the dead from the living and You give sustenance to whom You like, without measure.

QULILLAAHUMMA MAALIKAL MULKI TOO-TIL MULKA MAN TASHAAA-U WA TANZI-UL MULKA MIMMAN TASHAAA WA TU-IZZU MAN TASHAAA-U WA TUD'ILLU MAN TASHAAAA BIYADIKAL KHAYR INNKA A'LAA KULLI SHAY-IN QADEER TOOLIJUL LAYLA FIN NAHAARI WA TOOLIJUN NAHAARA FIL LAYL WA TUKHRIJUL H'AYYA MINAL MAYYITI WA TUKHRIJUL MAYYITA MINAL H'AYYI WA TARZUQU MAN TASHAAA-U BIGHAYRI H'ISAAB

 

(B)

O (my) Lord, forgive me, and give me such a dominion as no one after me shall have the like. Verily, You are the great bestower.

RABBIGH-FIR LEE WA HAB LEE MULKAL LAA YAMBAGHEEE LI-AH'ADIM MIM BA-DEE INNAKA ANTAL WAHHAAB

 

DUA'A 80  Recite surah ash shams and surah al Layl after Ishaa salat for increase in sustenance.

DUA'A 81 According to Imam Jafar bin Muhammad as Sadiq, to increase sustenance and have abundant means of livelihood , keep written surah al Hijr in the purse, picket or box.

DUA'A 82 According to Imam Jafar bin Muhammad as Sadiq, if surah Ali Imran is written with the mixture of saffron and rose water and kept on the body (better to wear as a neclace) poverty goes and sufficiency comes.

DUA'A 83 Recite the following names of Allah twelve thousand times in "one sitting" without talking to any or himself to have a large means of sustenance, wealth and prosperity.

O Mighty, O Self-Sufficient, O Guardian, O He who gives much long periods.

YAA QAWIYYU  YAA GHANIYYU  YA WALIYYU  YAA MALIYYU

 

DUA'A 84 In Mulla Muhsin Kashani's opinion the above noted du'a'a 83 should be recited one thousand times daily between Mughrib and Ishaa salats.

DUA'A 85 Some religious scholars add another name YAA WAFIYYU-O in du-a'a 83to be recited 1398 times daily.

DUA'A 86 O drive away poverty and to get sufficient means of sustenance recite the following du-a'a 30 times daily after Fajr salat and also after Maghrib salat

Glory be to Allah the great, and praise (be to Him)

SUBH'AANALLAAHIL A'Z'EEMI WA BIH'AMDIHEE SUBH'AANALLAAHIL A'Z'EEM

 

DUA'A 87 Recite the following verse 350 times daily for large means of livelihood

And that the grace is wholly in the hands of Allah to give whomsoever He wills, for Allah is the owner of infinite grace.

WA ANNAL FAZ'LA BIYADILLAAHI YOO-TEEHI MAY YASHAAA WALLAAHU D'UL' FAZ'LIL A'Z'EEM

 

DUA'A 88 According to Imam Jafar bin Muhammad as Sadiq recite the following du-a'a 400 times daily for two months to have rizqi akbar (large means of sustenance.

I seek forgiveness from Allah, who is: “There is no god save He, the beneficent, the merciful, the everliving, the self-subsisting, the creator of the heavens and the earth”, from all the offences, injustices and transgressions (I committed to destroy my self)’ and I turn repentant unto Him.

ASTAGHFIRULLAAHAL LADEE LAA ILAAHA ILLAA HUWAR RAHMAANUR RAH'EEMUL H'AYYUL QAYYOOM BADEE-U'S SAMAAWAATI WEAL ARZ' MIN JAMEE-I JURMEE WA Z'ULMEE WA ISRAAFEE A'LAA NAFSEE WA ATOOBU ILAYHI

 

DUA'A 89 Recite the following verses 40, 41, 42 of al Baqarah 21 times daily after Fajr salat for 40 days for having rizq akbar (large means of sustenance)

O children of Israel, remember My bounty which I bestowed on you, and fulfill your covenant with Me; I shall fulfill my covenant with you, and fear Me alone.

And believe in that which I have sent down, verifying that which is with you, and do not be the first to deny it, nor take a mean price in exchange for My signs, and Me alone should you fear.

Do not mix up truth with falsehood, nor hide the truth while you know (it).

YAA BANEE ISRAAA-EELAD'-KUROO NI'-MATIYAL LATEEE AN-A'MTU A'LAYKUM WA AWFOO BI-A'HDEEE OOFI BI-A'HDIKUM WA IYYAAYA FARHABOON

WA AAMINOO BIMAAA ANZALTU MUS'ADDIQAL LIMAA MA-A'KUM WA LAA TAKOONOOO AWWALA KAAFIRIM BIH WA LAA TASHTAROO BI AAYAATEE THAMANAN QALEELAA WA IYYAAYA FATTAQOON

WA LAA TALBISUL H'AQQA BIL BAA'TILI WA TAKTUMUL H'AQQA WA ANTUM TA'-LAMOON

 

DUA'A 90 Given below is the a'mal to have very large means of sustenance (rizqi akbar)

Have a bath (ghusl) with intention of seeking nearness to Allah for the fulfillment of the legitimate desire of having rizqi akbar Pray 2 rakat salat with above noted intention Recite salawat 100 times

With sincere faith and full concentration recite verses 2 and 3 of at Talaq 159 times after Fajr salat regularly for 39 days, preferably from Thursday or Friday (see Talaq 2 and 3 in duaa-77 ) .  On the 40th day recite it 179 times.  The total of 40 days recitation is 6380.  At the end recite salawat 100 times (repeat this amal till your legitimate desires are satisfied)

DUA'A 91  Recite the following du-a'a  70 times every Friday to have rizqi akbar

In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful. O the bestower of benefits, O pardoner, O affectionate, protect me from that which you have forbidden by giving me lawful (sustenance), and keep me safe from disobeying You, let me always obey You, and save me, with Your grace, from others than You, with Your mercy, O the most merciful.

YAA MUFEEDU YAA GHAFOORU YAA WADOODU  AGHNINEE BIH'ALAALIKA A'N H'ARAAMIKA WA BI T'AA-A'TIKA  A'M MA-S'IYATIKA WA BI FAZ'LIKA A'MMAN SIWAAKA BI RAH'MATIKA YAA ARH'AMAR RAAH'IMEEN

 

DUA'A 92  It is written in Tafsir Burhan to recite surah Ya'sin after praying a 2 rakat salat on 3 Thursdays to have wealth and prosperity.

DUA'A 93  Recite the following verses daily to have wealth and honour.

And whoever holds fast to Allah is surely guided to the right path Do not (ever) think that Allah is heedless of what the unjust do.
If you count the bounties of Allah you will not be able to number them. Verily Allah is oft-forgiving, most merciful.
Your Lord has commanded that you shall not worship (any) but Him; and do good to the parents.
A sending down from Him who created the earth and the heavens, and elevated region.
The beneficent, firm in His authority.
This is the decree of the almighty, the all-knowing (Lord).
Then He turned to the heaven, and it was smoke. So He said to it and the earth: “Come you two, willingly or unwilling.” They said: “We come willingly.”
Be it known that all affairs go back to Allah.

Whosoever fears (the wrath of) Allah, He will make a way out for him, and provide him with sustenance from where he does not reckon. Allah is sufficient for him who relies on Him. Verily Allah accomplishes His purpose Allah has indeed prescribed a measure for every thing.

1) WA MAA YA'-TAS'IM BILLAAHI FAQAD HUDIYA ILAA S'IRAAT'IM MUSTAQEEM

2) WA LAA TAH'SABANNALLAAHA GHAAFILAN A'MMAA YA-MALUZ' Z'AALIMOON

3) WA IN TA-U'DDOO NI-MATALLAAHI LAA TUH'S'OOHAA INNALLAAHA LA-GHAFOORUR RAH'EEM

4) WA QAZ'AA RABBUKA ALLAA TA'-BUDOOO ILLAAA IYYAAHU WA BIL WAALIDAYNI IH'SAAN

5) TANZEELAM MIMMAN KHALAQAL ARZ'A WAS SAMAAWAATIL U'LAA

6) AR RAH'MANU A'LAL A'RSHIS-TAWAA

7) D'AALIKA TAQDEERUL A'ZEEZIL A'LEEM

8) THUMMAS-TAWAAA ILAS SAMAAA-I WA HIYA DUKHAANUN FAQAALA LAHAA WA LIL-ARZ'I-TIYAA T'AW-A'N AW KARHAA QAALATAAA ATAYNAA T'AAA-I-E'EN

9) A LAAA ILALLAAHI TAS'EERUL UMOOR

10) WA MAY YATTAQILLAAHA YAJ-A'L LAHOO MAKHRAJAW WA YARZUQHU MIN H'AYTHU LAA YAHTASIB WA MAY YATAWAKKAL A'LALLAAHI FA HUWA H'ASBUH INNALLAAHA BAALIGHU AMRIH QAD JA-A'LALLAAHU LIKULLI SHAY-IN QADRA

 

DUA'A 94 It is written in Bihar al Anwar to write the following du'a'a on a paper and keep it in the purse or pocket to have steady income.

In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful. (It is) He (who is) the independent self-sufficient almighty. Daal, has hamza, laam, daal, daal, for his sake.

BISMILLAAHIR RAH'MAANIR RAHEEM HUWAL GHANIYYUL A'ZEEZ DAAL-HAAA-HAMZA-LAAM-DAAL-DAAL-BIHEE

 

 


Tasbih of Fatima Zehra (sa)

Once the Prophet's (saw) daughter Fatima Zehra (as) asked the prophet for a helper. The Prophet(saw) advised her to recite the following Tasbih which is now known as Tasbih e Zehra. This Tasbih is usually recited after each prayer.
However it also has great value for solving the problems of Rizq, Sustenance, Business, Job etc. The person should recite the tasbih with the niyat (intention) of seeking rizq (sustenance), before leaving the house ,before commencing business or before starting work at office.
34 times Allah o Akbar,33 times Alhumdolillah & 33 times Subhanallah
Inshallah rizq problems can be overcome with this.

For an indepth look at this particular 'tasbih', have a view of this particular compilation http://www.scribd.com/doc/2296632/The-Tasbih-of-Fatima-Zahra

Also the Tawasul of lady Khadija can be used to overcome Rizq problems as her wealth made the Prophet (saws) wealthy .

 

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said: “Adopt the fear of Allah and make your inner self sincere and read this Dua:

اِلٰهِيْ طُمُوْحُ الْآمَالِ قَدْ خَابَتْ إِلَّا اِلَيْكَ وَ مَعَاكِفُ الْهِمَمِ قَدْ تَقَطَّعَتْ إِلَّا عَلَيْكَ وَ مَذَاهِبُ الْعُقُوْلِ قَدْ سَمَتْ إِلَّا إِلَيْكَ، فَإِلَيْكَ الرَّجَاءُ وَ إِلَيْكَ الْمُلْتَجَأُ. يَا أَكْرَمَ مَقْصُوْدٍ وَ يَا أَجْوَدَ مَسْئُوْلٍ هَرَبْتُ إِلَيْكَ بِنَفْسِيْ يَا مَلْجَأَ الْهَارِبِيْنَ بِأَثْقَالِ الذُّنُوْبِ أَحْمِلُهَا عَلٰى ظَهْرِيْ وَ لَا أَجِدُ لِيْشَافِعًا سِوٰى مَعْرِفَتِيْ بِأَنَّكَ أَقْرَبُ مَنْ رَجَاهُ الطَّالِبُوْنَ وَ لَجَأَ إِلَيْهِ الْمُضْطَرُّوْنَ وَ أَمَّلَ مَا لَدَيْهِ الرَّاغِبُوْنَ يَا مَنْ فَتَقَ الْعُقُوْلَ بِمَعْرِفَتِهٖ وَ أَطْلَقَ الْأَلْسُنَ بِحَمْدِهٖ وَ جَعَلَ مَا امْتَنَّ بِهٖ عَلٰى عِبَادِهٖ كِفَاءً لِتَأْدِيَةِ حَقِّهٖ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهٖ وَ لَا تَجْعَلْ لِلْهُمُوْمِ عَلٰى عَقْلِيْ سَبِيْلًا وَ لَا لِلْبَاطِلِ عَلٰى عَمَلِيْ دَلِيْلًا وَ افْتَحْ لِيْ بِخَيْرِ الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ يَا وَلِيَّ الْخَيْرِ .

Transliteration: Ilaahee t’umuh’ul aamaali qad khaabat illa ilaika wa ma-a’akiful himami qad taqat’t’a-a’t illa a’laika wa madhaa hibul u’qooli qad samat illa ilaika fa ilaikar rajaa-u ilaikal multajaa-u. Yaa akrama maqs’oodin wa yaa ajwada mas-oolin harabtu ilaika binafsi yaa maljaa al-haaribeena bi athqaalidh dhunoobi ah’miluha a’laa z’ahree wa laa ajidu lee shaafi-a’n siwaa-i ma’rifati bi annaka aqrabu man rajaa-hut’ t’aaliboona wa lajaa-a ilaihil muz”t’arroona wa amala maa ladaihir raaghiboona yaa man fataqal u’qoola bi ma’rifatihi wa at’laqal al suna bi h’amdihi wa ja-a’la mam tanna bihi a’laa I’baadihi kafa-an lita-a diyati h’aqqihi s’alli a’laa Muh’ammadin wa aalihi wa laa taj-a’l lil humoomi a’laa a’qlee sabeela wa laa lil baat’ili a’laa a’malee daleelan waf tah’lee bi khairid duniya wal aakhirati yaa waliyyal khairi.

Rizq Dua by Imam Mahdi (atfs)
This dua is taken from a book called Sahifa of the Mahdi and its a tawassul through the 9th Imam.  Shaykh 'Abbas Qummi also in his biography of the 9th Imam (muntahal aamaal) mentions something on these lines that asking Allah (swt) by the 9th Imam for increase in sustenance is a tested and proved method that really works.
 

wa as'alukallahumma bi haqqi waliyyika abi ja'farinil jawaad,
muhammadibni 'aliyyin 'alayhis salaam,
illa judta 'alayya bihi min fadhlik,
wa tafadh-dhalta 'alayya bihi min wus'ik,
maa astaghni bihi 'ammaa fi aydi khalqik,
wa khaassatan ya rabbi li'aamihim
wa baarik lee feehi wa fee ma laka 'indee min ni'amika wa fadhlika wa rizqik.
ilaahi anqata'ar rajaa'u illa mink,
wa khaabatil aamaalu illa feek,
ya dhal jalaali wal ikraam,
as'aluka bihaqqi man haqquhu 'alayka waajibun
an tusalliya 'ala muhammadin wa ahli baytihi
wa an tabsuta 'alayya maa khatartahu min rizqik
wa an tusahhila dhaalika wa tuyassirahu fee khayrin minka wa 'aafiyatin
wa ana fee khaffadhi 'aiyshin wa da'a
ya arhamar rahimeen

وَ أَسْأَلُكَ اَللّٰهُمَّ بِحَقِّ وَلِيِّكَ أَبِيْ جَعْفَرٍ الْجَوَادِ ؑ

 إِلَّا جُدْتَ عَلَيَّ بِهٖ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ وَ تَفَضَّلْتَ عَلَيَّ بِهٖ مِنْ وُسْعِكَ مَا أَسْتَغْنِي بِهٖ عَمَّا فِي أَيْدِيْ خَلْقِكَ وَ خَاصَّةً يَا رَبِّ لِئَامَهُمْ وَ بَارِكْ لِيْ فِيْهِ وَ فِيْمَا لَكَ عِنْدِيْ مِنْ نِعَمِكَ وَ فَضْلِكَ وَ رِزْقِكَ إِلٰهِي انْقَطَعَ الرَّجَاءُ إِلَّا مِنْكَ وَ خَابَتِ الْآمَالُ إِلَّا فِيْكَ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَ الْإِكْرَامِ

أَسْأَلُكَ بِحَقِّ مَنْ حَقُّهٗ عَلَيْكَ وَاجِبٌ أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ أَهْلِ بَيْتِهٖ وَ أَنْ تَبْسُطَ عَلَيَّ مَا حَظَرْتَهٗ مِنْ رِزْقِكَ وَ أَنْ تُسَهِّلَ ذٰلِكَ وَ تُيَسِّرَهٗ فِي خَيْرٍ مِنْكَ وَ عَافِيَةٍ وَ أَنَا فِي‏خَفْضِ عَيْشٍ وَ دَعَةٍ يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ.

 

 

PRAYERS FROM 'BAQIYATUS SALEHAT' FOR SUSTENANCE

A.It is reported that a man came to the Holy Prophet (¥) and said, “I have many dependants and I am suffering too much because of debts. Therefore, instruct me a supplication by which Almighty Allah will provide me sustenance so that I can settle my debts and cover the needs of my dependants.” The Holy Prophet (¥) taught him to do the following: You may do the ritual ablution very accurately and then offer a two unit prayer with accurate genuflection and prostration. Upon accomplishment, you may say the following supplication:

يَا مَاجِدُ يَا وَاحِدُ يَا كَرِيمُ

m¡jidu y¡ w¡¦idu y¡ kar¢mu

O Glorious! O One an Only! O All-generous!

اتَوَجَّهُ إِلَيْكَ بِمُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيِّكَ نَبِيِّ ٱلرَّحْمَةِ

atawajjah£ ilayka bimu¦ammadin nabiyyika nabiyyi alrra¦mati

I turn my face towards You in the name of Mu¦ammad, Your Prophet, the Prophet of Mercy,

صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ

¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lih¢

Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Household;

يَا مُحَمَّدُ يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ

mu¦ammadu y¡ ras£la all¡hi

O Mu¦ammad! O Allah’s Messenger!

إِنِّي اتَوَجَّهُ بِكَ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ

inn¢ atawajjah£ bika il¡ all¡hi

I turn my face in your name towards Allah,

رَبِّي وَرَبِّكَ وَرَبِّ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ

rabb¢ wa rabbika wa rabbi kulli shay'in

my and your Lord and the Lord of all things.

وَاسْالُكَ ٱللَّهُمَّ انْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاهْلِ بَيْتِهِ

wa as'aluka all¡humma an tu¥alliya `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ahli baytih¢

I thus beseech You, O Allah, to send blessings upon Mu¦ammad and his Household,

وَاسْالُكَ نَفْحَةً كَرِيـمَةً مِنْ نَفَحَاتِكَ

wa as'aluka naf¦atan kar¢matan min nafa¦¡tika

and I beseech You to grant me one of Your generous gifts,

وَفَتْحاً يَسِيراً

wa fat¦an yas¢ran

an easy opening,

وَرِزْقاً وَاسِعاً

wa rizqan w¡si`an

and expansive sustenance

الُمُّ بِهِ شَعَثِي

alummu bih¢ sha`ath¢

by which I can put together my scattered things,

وَاقْضِي بِهِ دَيْنِي

wa aq¤¢ bih¢ dayn¢

settle my debts,

وَاسْتَعِينُ بِهِ عَلَىٰ عِيَالِي

wa asta`¢nu bih¢ `al¡ `iy¡l¢

and have the ability to cover the needs of my dependants.

Another Prayer for More Sustenance

B.Before you go to your shop (or place of work), you may go to the mosque to offer two or four units of prayer after which you may say the following supplication:

غَدَوْتُ بِحَوْلِ ٱللَّهِ وَقُوَّتِهِ

ghadawtu bi¦awli all¡hi wa quwwatih¢

I begin this day by Allah’s might and power.

وَغَدَوْتُ بِلاَ حَوْلٍ مِنِّي وَلاَ قُوَّةٍ

wa ghadawtu bil¡ ¦awlin minn¢ wa l¡ quwwatin

I begin it by no might or power of mine;

وَلكِنْ بِحَوْلِكَ وَقُوَّتِكَ يَا رَبِّ

wa l¡kin bi¦awlika wa quwwatika y¡ rabbi

rather, by Your might and power, O my Lord.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي عَبْدُكَ

all¡humma inn¢ `abduka

O Allah, I am verily your servant.

الْتَمِسُ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ كَمَا امَرْتَنِي

altamisu min fa¤lika kam¡ amartan¢

I am seeking Your favor, as You have ordered me to do.

فَيَسِّرْ لِي ذٰلِكَ وَانَا خَافِضٌ فِي عَافِيَتِكَ

fayassir l¢ dh¡lika wa an¡ kh¡fi¤un f¢ `¡fiyatika

So, (please) make it easy for me while I am enjoying wellbeing that You confer upon me.

C. Reporting this prayer for seeking sustenance from Imam al-¯¡diq (`a), Ab£-Ba¥¢r added that Imam al-¯¡diq (`a) ascribed this prayer to Imam `Al¢ ibn al-°usayn (`a): MP3

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اسْالُكَ حُسْنَ ٱلْمَعِيشَةِ

all¡humma inn¢ as'aluka ¦usna alma`¢shati

O Allah, I beseech You for excellent livelihood;

مَعِيشَةً اتَقَوَّىٰ بِهَا عَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ حَوَائِجِي

ma`¢shatan ataqaww¡ bih¡ `al¡ jam¢`i ¦aw¡'ij¢

such livelihood by which I can be competent enough to settle all of my needs

وَاتَوَصَّلُ بِهَا فِي ٱلْحَيَاةِ إِلَىٰ آخِرَتِي

wa atawa¥¥alu bih¡ f¢ al¦ay¡ti il¡ ¡khirat¢

and by which I can pave my way to my otherworldly life by means of this life,

مِنْ غَيْرِ انْ تُتْرِفَنِي فِيهَا فَاطْغَىٰ

min ghayri an tutrifan¢ f¢h¡ fa'a§gh¡

but do not make me so luxurious that I may be inordinate

اوْ تُقَتِّرَ بِهَا عَلَيَّ فَاشْقَىٰ

aw tuqattira bih¡ `alayya fa'ashq¡

and do not straiten my means of life that I may be miserable.

اوْسِعْ عَلَيَّ مِنْ حَلاَلِ رِزْقِكَ

awsi` `alayya min ¦al¡li rizqika

Rather, You may grant me expansive and legally gotten sustenance

وَافْضِلْ عَلَيَّ مِنْ سَيْبِ فَضْلِكَ

wa af¤il `alayya min saybi fa¤lika

and endue me kindly with the torrential favors of You,

نِعْمَةً مِنْكَ سَابِغَةً

ni`matan minka s¡bighatan

such pleasant graces,

وَعَطَاءً غَيْرَ مَمْنُونٍ

wa `a§¡'an ghayra mamn£nin

and enduring gifts.

ثُمَّ لاَ تَشْغَلْنِي عَنْ شُكْرِ نِعْمَتِكَ

thumma l¡ tashghaln¢ `an shukri ni`matika

Then, (please) do not cause me to be distracted from thanking Your graces

بِإِكْثَارٍ مِنْهَا تُلْهِينِي بَهْجَتُهُ

Bi'ikth¡rin minh¡ tulh¢n¢ bahjatuh£

through granting me excessive sustenance whose joy may divert me

وَتَفْتِنُنِي زَهَرَاتُ زَهْوَتِهِ

wa taftinun¢ zahar¡tu zahwatih¢

and whose vainglory may lead me astray

وَلاَ بِإِقْلاَلٍ عَلَيَّ مِنْهَا

wa l¡ bi'iql¡lin `alayya minh¡

or through giving me very little amount of sustenance

يَقْصُرُ بِعَمَلِي كَدُّهُ

yaq¥uru bi`amal¢ kadduh£

due to which my painstaking efforts fail to meet my needs

وَيَمَْلا صَدْرِي هَمُّهُ

wa yamla'u ¥adr¢ hammuh£

and due to which my heart is filled with grief.

اعْطِنِي مِنْ ذٰلِكَ يَا إِلٰهِي

a`§in¢ min dh¡lika y¡ il¡h¢

(Please) give me, O my God, an amount

غِنىًٰ عَنْ شِرَارِ خَلْقِكَ

ghinan `an shir¡ri khalqika

that makes me dispense with Your evil creatures

وَبَلاَغاً انَالُ بِهِ رِضْوَانَكَ

wa bal¡ghan an¡lu bih¢ ri¤w¡naka

and makes me attain Your pleasure.

وَاعُوذُ بِكَ يَا إِلٰهِي مِنْ شَرِّ ٱلدُّنْيَا

wa a`£dhu bika y¡ il¡h¢ min sharri aldduny¡

I pray Your protection, O my God, against the evil of this world

وَشَرِّ مَا فِيهَا

wa sharri m¡ f¢h¡

and the evil therein.

وَلاَ تَجْعَلْ عَلَيَّ ٱلدُّنْيَا سِجْناً

wa l¡ taj`al `alayya aldduny¡ sijnan

Do not cause this world to be like prison for me

وَلاَ فِرَاقَهَا عَلَيَّ حُزْناً

wa l¡ fir¡qah¡ `alayya ¦uznan

and do not cause my departure from it to be grief for me.

اخْرِجْنِي مِنْ فِتْنَتِهَا مَرْضِيّاً عَنِّي

akhrijn¢ min fitnatih¡ mar¤iyyan `ann¢

(Please) take me out of it while You are pleased with me

مَقْبُولاًَ فِيهَا عَمَلِي

maqb£lan f¢h¡ `amal¢

and my deeds are accepted by You

إِلَىٰ دَارِ ٱلْحَيَوَانِ وَمَسَاكِنِ ٱلاخْيَارِ

il¡ d¡ri al¦ayaw¡ni wa mas¡kini al-akhy¡ri

to the habitat of true life and the abode of the virtuous ones.

وَابْدِلْنِي بِٱلدُّنْيَا ٱلْفَانِيَةِ

wa abdiln¢ bildduny¡ alf¡niyati

Give me in exchange for this terminating life

نَعِيمَ ٱلدَّارِ ٱلْبَاقِيَةِ

na`¢ma aldd¡ri alb¡qiyati

the bliss of the everlasting abode.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ ازْلِهَا وَزِلْزَالِهَا

all¡humma inn¢ a`£dhu bika min azlih¡ wa zilz¡lih¡

O Allah, I pray for Your protection against this world’s hardships and tribulations

وَسَطَوَاتِ شَيَاطِينِهَا وَسَلاَطِينِهَا وَنَكَالِهَا

wa sa§aw¡ti shay¡§¢nih¡ wa sal¡§¢nih¡ wa nak¡lih¡

and against the sways of its devils, rulers, and chastisement

وَمِنْ بَغْيِ مَنْ بَغَىٰ عَلَيَّ فِيهَا

wa min baghyi man bagh¡ `alayya f¢h¡

as well as against the oppression of whoever has oppressed me in this world.

اَللَّهُمَّ مَنْ كَادَنِي فَكِدْهُ

all¡humma man k¡dan¢ fakid-hu

O Allah, (please) frustrate whoever intends to deceive me,

وَمَنْ ارَادَنِي فَارِدْهُ

wa man ar¡dan¢ bis£'in fa'arid-hu

thwart whoever intends evil to me,

وَفُلَّ عَنِّي حَدَّ مَنْ نَصَبَ لِي حَدَّهُ

wa fulla `ann¢ ¦adda man na¥aba l¢ ¦addah£

break off the sharp edge of whoever has targeted at me,

وَاطْفِئْ عَنِّي نَارَ مَنْ شَبَّ لِي وَقُودَهُ

wa a§fi' `ann¢ n¡ra man shabba l¢ waq£dah£

extinguish the fire of whoever has collected its wood against me,

وَٱكْفِنِي مَكْرَ ٱلْمَكَرَةِ

wakfin¢ makra almakarati

save me from the trickeries of the cunning ones,

وَٱفْقَا عَنِّي عُيُونَ ٱلْكَفَرَةِ

wafqa' `ann¢ `uy£na alkafarati

gouge out the eyes of the disbelievers,

وَٱكْفِنِي هَمَّ مَنْ ادْخَلَ عَلَيَّ هَمَّهُ

wakfin¢ hamma man adkhala `alayya hammah£

save me from the grief of whoever has grieved me,

وَٱدْفَعْ عَنِّي شَرَّ ٱلْحَسَدَةِ

wadfa` `ann¢ sharra al¦asadati

defend me against the evil of the envious ones,

وَٱعْصِمْنِي مِنْ ذٰلِكَ بِٱلسَّكِينَةِ

wa`¥imn¢ min dh¡lika bilssak¢nati

protect me against all that through tranquility,

وَالْبِسْنِي دِرْعَكَ ٱلْحَصِينَةَ

wa albisn¢ dir`aka al¦a¥¢nata

dress me Your invulnerable armor,

وَاحْيِنِي فِي سِتْرِكَ ٱلْوَاقِي

wa a¦yin¢ f¢ sitrika alw¡q¢

cause me to live under the shade of Your protective covering,

وَاصْلِحْ لِي حَالِي

wa a¥li¦ l¢ ¦¡l¢

set aright all of my affairs,

وَصَدِّقْ قَوْلِي بِفِعَالِي

wa ¥addiq qawl¢ bifi`¡l¢

make congruous my words and my deeds,

وَبَارِكْ لِي فِي اهْلِي

wa b¡rik l¢ f¢ ahl¢

and bless my family members for me.

Third: Ab£-Ba¥¢r is reported to have said: I complained to Imam al-¯¡diq (`a) about poverty and asked him to teach me a supplicatory prayer for sustenance. He therefore taught me a supplicatory prayer after which I have never needed anything. Precisely, the Imam (`a) instructed me to say the following prayer in the Night Prayer while I am in the position of prostration: Mp3

يَا خَيْرَ مَدْعُوٍّ

y¡ khayra mad`uwwin

O best of all those whom may be besought,

وَيَا خَيْرَ مَسْؤُولٍ

wa y¡ khayra mas'£lin

O best of all those whom may be begged,

وَيَا اوْسَعَ مَنْ اعْطَىٰ

wa y¡ awsa`a man a`§¡

O most ample-giver of all those who may give,

وَيَا خَيْرَ مُرْتَجىًٰ

wa y¡ khayra murtajan

and O best of all those whom may be pleased,

ٱرْزُقْنِي وَاوْسِعْ عَلَيَّ مِنْ رِزْقِكَ

urzuqn¢ wa awsi` `alayya min rizqika

(please) provide me with sustenance, grant me liberal sustenance,

وَسَبِّبْ لِي رِزْقاً مِنْ قِبَلِكَ

wa sabbib l¢ rizqan min qibalika

and cause me to receive sustenance from Your Presence,

إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

innaka `al¡ kulli shay'in qad¢run

for You have power over all things.

Referring to the same supplicatory prayer, Shaykh al-±£s¢, in his book of Mi¥b¡¦ al-Mutahajjid, has mentioned that this supplicatory prayer may be said in the second prostration of the eighth unit of the Night Prayer.

Fourth: The Holy Prophet (¥) is reported to have instructed that this supplicatory prayer might be said for asking for sustenance: Mp3

يَا رَازِقَ ٱلْمُقِلِّينَ

y¡ r¡ziqa almuqill¢na

O Sustainer of the impoverished,

وَيَا رَاحِمَ ٱلْمَسَاكِينِ

wa y¡ r¡¦ima almas¡k¢ni

O Compassionate to the poor,

وَيَا وَلِيَّ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

wa y¡ waliyya almu'min¢na

O Patron of the believers,

وَيَا ذَا ٱلْقُوَّةِ ٱلْمَتِينِ

wa y¡ dh¡ alquwwati almat¢ni

and O Lord of power and strong,

صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاهْلِ بَيْتِهِ

¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ahli baytih¢

(please) send blessings upon Mu¦ammad and his Household,

وَٱرْزُقْنِي وَعَافِنِي

warzuqn¢ wa `¡fin¢

provide me with sustenance, grant me wellbeing,

وَٱكْفِنِي مَا اهَمَّنِي

wakfin¢ m¡ ahamman¢

and save me from what has distressed me.

 

Another Prayer for More Sustenance

You may offer a two unit prayer; in the first unit, you may recite S£rah al-F¡ti¦ah once and repeat S£rah al-Kawthar (No. 108) three times. In the second unit, you may recite S£rah al-F¡ti¦ah once and repeat S£rah al-Falaq and S£rah al-N¡s each three times.

Our master scholar, Shaykh al-N£r¢, in his book of D¡r al-Sal¡m, has recorded on the authority of his mentor Fat¦ `Al¢ al-Sul§¡n¡b¡d¢ that Shaykh Mu¦ammad ¯¡diq al-`Ir¡q¢ had lived in harsh poverty for a long time without finding any solution for his state until he saw, in dream, that he was in a valley where there was an enormous tent with a dome over it. As he asked about the lord of that tent, he was answered that it was owned by Imam al-Mahd¢, the Awaited—the protecting shelter and the relief of the deprived ones—may Allah hasten his reappearance. He therefore hurried towards that tent and complained about his poverty, asking the Imam (`a) to teach him a supplication that would relieve him from his grief and save him from his misfortunes. The Imam, having heard his complaint, instructed him to visit the tent of one of his offspring. He therefore left the Imam’s tent and headed for the tent to which he was guided. When he reached there, he saw Sayyid Mu¦ammad al-Sul§¡n¡b¡d¢ sitting in his prayer-place while he was engaged in uttering supplications and litanies. He greeted him and told him about his story with the Imam. The Sayyid therefore taught him a supplication that would relieve him from poverty and bring him good sustenance.

When the man woke up, he found that he had learnt that supplication by heart; therefore, he hurried to the house of the Sayyid and found him in the same state that he had seen in the dream. As if the Sayyid had already known about the dream, he welcomed the man and smiled in his face. The man hence asked the Sayyid about that supplication and the Sayyid answered him. Immediately after saying the supplication persistently, the man became so wealthy that fortune covered him from all sides.

°¡jj Fat¦ `Al¢ al-Sul§¡n¡b¡d¢ used to praise the Sayyid so laudably. For some time, he studied under him.

The following three matters were taught by the Sayyid to that man:

(1) He taught him that he, after the Dawn Prayers, should put his hand on his chest and repeat seventy times the phrase of:

O Greatest Judge

Y¡ fatt¡¦u

يَا فَتَّاحُ

(2) He taught him to regularly say the following prayer that, as is recorded in al-K¡f¢, the Holy Prophet (¥) taught to one of his companions who had been afflicted by disease and poverty. Soon after that, the man recovered health and got rid of poverty. The supplication is this:

لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاََّ بِٱللَّهِ

l¡ ¦awla wa l¡ quwwata ill¡ bill¡hi

There is neither might nor power except with Allah.

تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحَيِّ ٱلَّذِي لاَ يَمُوتُ

tawakkaltu `al¡ al¦ayyi alladh¢ l¡ yam£tu

I put my trust in the Ever-living (Lord) Who never dies.

وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَداً

wal¦amdu lill¡hi alladh¢ lam yattakhidh waladan

All praise is due to Allah, Who has not taken a wife or a son

وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيكٌ فِي ٱلْمُلْكِ

wa lam yakun lah£ shar¢kun f¢ almulki

and Who has not have a partner in the kingdom,

وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ وَلِيٌّ مِنَ ٱلذُّلِّ

wa lam yakun lah£ waliyyun min aldhdhulli

and Who has not have a helper to save Him from disgrace;

وَكَبِّرْهُ تَكْبِيراً

wa kabbirhu takb¢ran

and magnify Him with all magnificence.

(3) He taught him to say the abovementioned supplication, which is recorded by Ibn Fahad al-°ill¢ in `Uddat al-D¡`¢, after the Dawn Prayers.

It is thus necessary to constantly say these supplications since great rewards will be given to those who do not neglect so.

Confidential Prayer for Sustenance

اَللَّهُمَّ ارْسِلْ عَلَيَّ سِجَالَ رِزْقِكَ مِدْرَاراً

all¡humma arsil `alayya sij¡la rizqika midr¡ran

O Allah, send forth on me the bails of Your sustenance in abundance,

وَامْطِرْ عَلَيَّ سَحَائِبَ إِفْضَالِكَ غِزَاراً

wa am§ir `alayya sa¦¡'iba if¤¡lika ghiz¡ran

make the clouds of Your favoring rain on me heavily,

وَادِمْ غَيْثَ نَيْلِكَ إِلَيَّ سِجَالاًَ

wa adim ghaytha naylika ilayya sij¡lan

keep continuous the drizzle of Your gifts to me plenteously,

وَاسْبِلْ مَزِيدَ نِعَمِكَ عَلَىٰ خَلَّتِي إِسْبَالاًَ

wa asbil maz¢da ni`amika `al¡ khallat¢ isb¡lan

let the superfluity of Your graces to me fall on my neediness increasingly,

وَافْقِرْنِي بِجُودِكَ إِلَيْكَ

wa afqirn¢ bij£dika ilayka

make me in ceaseless need for Your magnanimity,

وَاغْنِنِي عَمَّنْ يَطْلُبُ مَا لَدَيْكَ

wa aghnin¢ `amman ya§lubu m¡ ladayka

make me dispense with those who are in want for what is possessed by You,

وَدَاوِ دَاءَ فَقْرِي بِدَوَاءِ فَضْلِكَ

wa d¡wi d¡'a faqr¢ bidaw¡'i fa¤lika

medicate the malady of my poverty with the remedy of Your favors,

وَٱنْعَشْ صَرْعَةَ عَيْلَتِي بِطَوْلِكَ

wan`ash ¥ar`ata `aylat¢ bi§awlika

refresh my dead dearth with Your conferrals,

وَتَصَدَّقْ عَلَىٰ إِقْلاَلِي بِكَثْرَةِ عَطَائِكَ

wa ta¥addaq `al¡ iql¡l¢ bikathrati `a§¡'ika

give as alms to my scarcity Your profuse gifts,

وَعَلَىٰ ٱخْتِلاَلِي بِكَرِيمِ حِبَائِكَ

wa `al¡ ikhtil¡l¢ bikar¢mi ¦ib¡'ika

and give to my shortage Your generous grants.

وَسَهِّلْ رَبِّ سَبِيلَ ٱلرِّزْقِ إِلَيَّ

wa sahhil rabbi sab¢la alrrizqi ilayya

O my Lord, pave the way of sustenance towards me,

وَثَبِّتْ قَوَاعِدَهُ لَدَيَّ

wa thabbit qaw¡`idah£ ladayya

strengthen its foundations with me,

وَبَجِّسْ لِي عُيُونَ سَعَتِهِ بِرَحْمَتِكَ

wa bajjis l¢ `uy£na sa`atih¢ bira¦matika

make the fountains of Your expansive mercy to gush out for me,

وَفَجِّرْ انْهَارَ رَغَدِ ٱلْعَيْشِ قِبَلِي بِرَافَتِكَ

wa fajjir anh¡ra raghadi al`ayshi qibal¢ bira'fatika

make the rivers of opulent living to flow before me, out of Your clemency,

وَاجْدِبْ ارْضَ فَقْرِي

wa ajdib ar¤a faqr¢

cause the land of my poverty to be barren,

وَاخْصِبْ جَدْبَ ضُرِّي

wa akh¥ib jadba ¤urr¢

fertilize my barren harsh paucity,

وَٱصْرِفْ عَنِّي فِي ٱلرِّزْقِ ٱلْعَوَائِقَ

wa¥rif `ann¢ f¢ alrrizqi al`aw¡'iqa

hold off all obstacles against gaining my sustenance,

وَٱقْطَعْ عَنِّي مِنَ ٱلضِّيْقِ ٱلْعَلاَئِقَ

waq§a` `ann¢ min al¤¤¢qi al`al¡'iqa

and cut off any relationship between destitution and me.

وَٱرْمِنِي مِنْ سَعَةِ ٱلرِّزْقِ ٱللَّهُمَّ بِاخْصَبِ سِهَامِهِ

warmin¢ min sa`ati alrrizqi all¡humma bi-akh¥abi sih¡mih¢

O Allah, target at me the most productive arrows of opulent sustenance

وَٱحْبُنِي مِنْ رَغَدِ ٱلْعَيْشِ بِاكْثَرِ دَوَامِهِ

wa¦bun¢ min raghadi al`ayshi bi-akthari daw¡mih¢

and endow me with the most perpetual affluent living.

وَٱكْسُنِي ٱللَّهُمَّ سَرَابِيلَ ٱلسَّعَةِ وَجَلاَبِيبَ ٱلدَّعَةِ

waksun¢ all¡humma sar¡b¢la alssa`ati wa jal¡b¢ba aldda`ati

O Allah, equip me with the shirts of opulence and garments of comfort,

فَإِنِّي يَا رَبِّ مُنْتَظِرٌ لإِنْعَامِكَ بِحَذْفِ ٱلمَضِيقِ

fa'inn¢ y¡ rabbi munta¨irun li'in`¡mika bi¦adhfi alma¤¢qi

for, O my Lord, I expect You to do me the favor of removing my distress,

وَلِتَطَوُّلِكَ بِقَطْعِ ٱلتَّعْوِيقِ

wa lita§awwulika biqa§`i altta`w¢qi

to bestow upon me with the grace of cutting off the impediment,

وَلِتَفَضُّلِكَ بِإِزَالَةِ ٱلتَّقْتِيرِ

wa litafa¤¤ulika bi'iz¡lati alttaqt¢ri

to endue me with the errand of eliminating my impoverishment,

وَلِوُصُولِ حَبْلِي بِكَرَمِكَ بِٱلتَّيْسِيرِ

wa liwu¥£li ¦abl¢ bikaramika bilttays¢ri

and to confer upon me with connecting my cord to Your generosity through facilitation of my affairs.

وَامْطِرِ ٱللَّهُمَّ عَلَيَّ سَمَاءَ رِزْقِكَ بِسِجَالِ ٱلدِّيمِ

wa am§ir all¡humma `alayya sam¡'a rizqika bisij¡li aldd¢mi

O Allah, make the sky of Your sustenance shower me with large quantities of the water of Your heavy clouds,

وَاغْنِنِي عَنْ خَلْقِكَ بِعَوَائِدِ ٱلنِّعَمِ

wa aghnin¢ `an khalqika bi`aw¡'idi alnni`ami

make me too rich to need Your creatures through Your repetitive conferrals of favors,

وَٱرْمِ مَقَاتِلَ ٱلإِقْتَارِ مِنِّي

warmi maq¡tila al-iqt¡ri minn¢

throw deadly shots at the vulnerable spots of my financial deprivation,

وَٱحْمِلْ كَشْفَ ٱلضُّرِّ عَنِّي

wa¦mil kashfa al¤¤urri `ann¢

carry the ridding of my misfortune on behalf of me

عَلَىٰ مَطَايَا ٱلإِعْجَالِ

`al¡ ma§¡y¡ al-i`j¡li

on the quickest riding animals,

وَٱضْرِبْ عَنِّي ٱلضِّيقَ بِسَيْفِ ٱلٱِسْتِئْصَالِ

wa¤rib `ann¢ al¤¤¢qa bisayfi alisti'i¥¡li

and strike my distress, on behalf of me, with the exterminating sword.

وَاتْحِفْنِي رَبِّ مِنْكَ بِسَعَةِ ٱلإِفْضَالِ

wa at¦ifn¢ rabbi minka bisa`ati al-if¤¡li

O my Lord, present me with expansive favoring,

وَٱمْدُدْنِي بِنُمُوِّ ٱلامْوَالِ

wamdudn¢ binumuwwi al-amw¡li

supply me with ever-growing properties,

وَٱحْرُسْنِي مِنْ ضِيقِ ٱلإِقْلاَلِ

wa¦rusn¢ min ¤¢qi al-iql¡li

safeguard me against the distress of paucity,

وَٱقْبِضْ عَنِّي سُوءَ ٱلْجَدْبِ

waqbi¤ `ann¢ s£'a aljadbi

grasp against me the evil of aridity,

وَٱبْسُطْ لِي بِسَاطَ ٱلْخِصْبِ

wabsu§ l¢ bis¡§a alkhi¥bi

extend before me the carpet of fruitfulness,

وَٱسْقِنِي مِنْ مَاءِ رِزْقِكَ غَدَقاً

wasqin¢ min m¡'i rizqika ghadaqan

serve me with copious dosages of the water of Your sustenance,

وَٱنْهَجْ لِي مِنْ عَمِيمِ بَذْلِكَ طُرُقاً

wanhaj l¢ min `am¢mi badhlika §uruqan

pave before me many paths of Your massive abdications,

وَفَاجِئْنِي بِٱلثَّرْوَةِ وَٱلْمَالِ

wa f¡ji'n¢ bilththarwati walm¡li

surprise me with wealth and money

وَٱنْعَشْنِي بِهِ مِنَ ٱلإِقْلاَلِ

wan`ashn¢ bih¢ min al-iql¡li

through which You may refresh me from scarcity,

وَصَبِّحْنِي بِٱلٱِسْتِظْهَارِ

wa ¥abbi¦n¢ bilisti¨h¡ri

start my mornings with solvency,

وَمَسِّنِي بِٱلتَّمَكُّنِ مِنَ ٱلْيَسَارِ

wa massin¢ bilttamakkuni min alyas¡ri

and start my evenings with ability to meet my liabilities.

إِنَّكَ ذُو ٱلطَّوْلِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ

innaka dh£ al§§awli al`a¨¢mi

Verily, You are the Lord of great bestowal,

وَٱلْفَضْلِ ٱلْعَمِيمِ

walfa¤li al`am¢mi

massive favoring,

وَٱلْمَنِّ ٱلْجَسِيمِ

walmanni aljas¢mi

and plentiful conferral,

وَانْتَ ٱلْجَوَادُ ٱلْكَرِيمُ

wa anta aljaw¡du alkar¢mu

and You are the All-magnanimous and All-generous.

 Prayer for Sustenance

Twenty-first: In addition to sustenance, this  prayer, which is quoted from Sayyid Ibn ±¡w£s’s book of al-Mujtan¡, may be used for other purposes:

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّ ذُنُوبِي لَمْ يَبْقَ لَهَا إِلاَّ رَجَاءُ عَفْوِكَ

all¡humma inna dhun£b¢ lam yabqa lah¡ ill¡ raj¡'u `afwika

O Allah, nothing has indeed left for my sins except my hope for You pardon

وَقَدْ قَدَّمْتُ آلَةَ ٱلْحِرْمَانِ بَيْنَ يَدَيَّ

wa qad qaddamtu ¡lata al¦irm¡ni bayna yadayya

although I have done things due to which I deserve deprivation of Your pardon.

فَانَا اسْالُكَ مَا لاَ اسْتَحِقُّهُ

fa'ana as'aluka m¡ asta¦iqquh£

Therefore, I beseech You for what I do not deserve,

وَادْعُوكَ مَا لاَ اسْتَوْجِبُهُ

wa ad`£ka m¡ astawjibuh£

I seek from You what I do not merit,

وَاتَضَرَّعُ إِلَيْكَ بِمَا لاَ اسْتَاهِلُهُ

wa ata¤arra`u ilayka bim¡ asta'hiluh£

and I implore You for what I do not earn.

وَلَمْ يَخْفَ عَلَيْكَ حَالِي

wa lam yakhfa `alayka ¦¡l¢

My situation is not concealed from You

وَإِنْ خَفِيَ عَلَىٰ ٱلنَّاسِ كُنْهُ مَعْرِفَةِ امْرِي

wa in khafiya `al¡ alnn¡si kunhu ma`rifati amr¢

although the actual knowledge of my manners is hidden from people.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنْ كَانَ رِزْقِي فِي ٱلسَّمَاءِ فَاهْبِطْهُ

all¡humma in k¡na rizq¢ f¢ alssam¡'i fa'ahbi§hu

O Allah, if my sustenance in the sky, then (please) send it down to me,

وَإِنْ كَانَ فِي ٱلارْضِ فَاظْهِرْهُ

wa in k¡na f¢ al-ar¤i fa'a¨hirhu

if it is in the earth, then (please) show it to me,

وَإِنْ كَانَ بَعِيداً فَقَرِّبْهُ

wa in k¡na ba`¢dan faqarribhu

if it is far off, then (please) draw it near me,

وَإِنْ كَانَ قَرِيباً فَيَسِّرْهُ

wa in k¡na qar¢ban fayassirhu

if it is near, then (please) make it easy for me to reach it,

وَإِنْ كَانَ قَلِيلاًَ فَكَثِّرْهُ

wa in k¡na qal¢lan fakaththirhu

and if it is little, then (please) multiply it for me

وَبَارِكْ لِي فِيهِ

wa b¡rik l¢ f¢hi

and grant me its blessings.

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NAHJULBALAGHA on SUSTENANCE

Allah has guaranteed your livelihood and has commanded you to act. Therefore, the pursuit of that which has been guaranteed to you should not get preference over that whose performance has been enjoined upon you.

But by Allah, most certainly the position is that doubt has overtaken and certainty has been shattered and it seems as if what has been guaranteed to you is obligatory on you and what was made obligatory on you has been taken away from you. So, hasten towards (good) actions and dread the suddenness of death, because the return of age cannot be hoped for, as the return of livelihood can be hoped for. Whatever is missed from livelihood today may be hoped tomorrow with increase, but whatever is lost from the age yesterday, its return cannot be expected today. Hope can be only for that which is to come, while about that which is passed there is only disappointment. So "fear Allah as He ought to be feared and do not die until you are (true) Muslim." (Qur'an , 3:102)


From the Book Tohfatul Hashmiya

Supplication of Amirul Momineen Ali (a.s.) for sustenance

(Make the man wear it). From Amirul Momineen Ali bin Abi Talib, Allah’s blessings be upon him said: One who is having problems regarding his livelihood and the ways of earning are closed on him, he should write the following on deer skin or a piece of leather and hang it or put it in some clothes that he wears. Then he will not take it off but that Allah will widen his sustenance and open for him doors of earnings from where he has least expected and it is as follows:

اَللَّهُمَّ لاَ طَاقَةَ لِفُلاَنِ بْنِ فُلاَنٍ بِالْجُهدِ وَ لاَ صَبْرَ لَهُ عَلَی الْبَلاَءِ وَ لاَ قُوَّةَ لَهُ عَلَی الْفَقْرِ وَ الفَاقَةِ اَللَّهُمَّ فَصَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ لاَ تَحْظُرْ عَلٰی فُلاَنِ بْنِ فُلاَنٍ رِزْقَكَ وَ لاَ تُقَتِّرَ عَلَيْهِ سِعَةَ مَا عِنْدَكَ وَ لاَ تَحْرِمْهُ فَضْلَكَ وَ لاَ تَحْسِمْهُ مِنْ جَزِيْلِ قِسَمِكَ وَ لاَ تَكِلْهُ إِلٰى خَلقِكَ وَ لاَ إِلٰی نَفْسِهِ…

Allaahumma laa t’aaqata lifulaanIbnI fulaaniM bil juhdi wa laa s’abra lahu a’lal balaa-i wa laa quwwata lahu a’lal faqri wal faaqati allaahumma fas’alli a’laa muh’ammadinw wa aali muh’ammad. Wa laa tah’z’ur a’laa fulaanibnI fulaaniR rizqAka wa laa tuqattira a’laihi sia’ta maA i’ndaka wa laa tah’rimhu faz”laka wa laa tah’simhu min jazeeli qIsamika wa laa tAkilhu ilaa khalqika wa laa ilaa nafsihi…

O Allah so and so, son of so and so, has no strength to struggle and no patience to bear the hardships and no power for him in poverty and hunger. O Allah then bless Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad and do not hinder upon so and so, son of so and so, Your sustenance and do not decrease for him the widening of sustenance that is with You and do not deprive him of Your Grace and do not prevent from his share of sustenance and do not entrust him to Your creatures and neither to his ownself…

فَيَعْجَزَ عَنْهَا وَ يَضْعُفُ عَنِ الْقِيَامِ فِيْمَا يُصْلِحُهُ وَ يُصْلِحُ مَا قَبْلَهُ بَلْ تَنْفَرِدُ بِلَمِّ شَعْثِهِ وَ تَوَلِّىْ كِفَايَتِهِ وَ انْظُرْ إِلَيْهِ فِىْ جَمِيْعِ اُمُوْرِهِ إِنَّكَ إنْ وَكَلْتَهُ إِلٰی خَلْقِكَ لَمْ يَنْفَعُوْهُ وَ إنْ اَلْجاَتَهُ إِلٰی اَقْرِبَائِهِ حَرَمُوْهُ وَ إنْ اَعْطُوْهُ اَعْطُوْهُ قَلِيْلاً نَكِدًا وَ إِنْ مَنَعُوْهُ مَنَعُوْهُ كَثِيْراً وَ إِنْ بَخِلُوْا بَخِلُوْا فَهُمْ لِلْبُخْلِ اَهْلِ، اَللَّهُمَّ اَغْنِ فُلاَنَ بْنَ فُلاَنٍ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ وَ لاَ تُخْلِهِ مِنْهُ فَإِنَّهُ مُضْطَرٌّ إِلَيْكَ فَقِيْرٌ إِلٰی مَا فِىْ يَدَيْكَ وَ اَنْتَ غَنِيٌّ عَنْهُ وَ اَنْتَ بِهِ خَبِيْرٌ عَلِيْمٌ…

fa ya’-jaza a’nhaa wa yaz”-u’fu a’nil qiyaami feemaa yus’lih’uhu wa yus’lih’u maa qAblahu bal tanfaridu bIlamMi shA’thihi wa tuwallee kifaayatihi wanz’ur ilaihi fee jameei’ umoorihi innaka in wakaltahu ilaa khalqika lam yanfao’o’hu wa in aljaa-tahu ilaa aqribaa-ihi h’aramoohu wa in aa’t’oohu aa’t’oohu qaleelan nakIdanw wa in manao’o’hu manao’o’hu katheeranw wa im bakhilu bakhilu fahum lil bukhli ahlI. Allaahumma aghni fulaanabna fulaanim min faz”lika wa laa tukhlihi minhu fa-innahu muz”t’arrun ilaika faqeerun ilaa maa fee yadaika wa anta ghaneeyun a’nhu wa anta bihi khabeeruM a’leemu…

So that he becomes helpless and is weak to rise up in that in which lies his betterment and what was before him. But single him out for straightening his muddled affairs and take the responsibility of the fulfillment of his needs and keep an eye on all his affairs. Indeed You, if you entrust him to Your creatures he will not benefit and if you leave him upon his relatives he would be deprived. And if they give him they would give little and less. And if they prevent from him they will restrain much. And if they are miserly they would be miserly, for they are the miserly ones. O Allah, make so and so, son of so and so, needless by Your Grace and do not keep him bereft of it. For he is distressed towards You, needful of what is with You and You are needless of him. And You are informed and knowing about him.

وَ مَنْ يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَی اللهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ إِنَّ اللهَ بَالِغُ اَمْرِهِ قَدْ جَعَلَ اللهُ لِكُلِّ شَیْءٍ قَدْرًا إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا وَ مَنْ يَتَّقِ اللهَ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ مَخْرَجًا وَ يَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ يَحْتَسِبُ.

wa maYn yatawakkal a’lallaahi fahuwa h’asbuhu innallaaha baalighu amrihi qad ja-a’-lallaahU likulli shai-in qadran inna ma-a’l u’sri yusra. wa maYn yattaqillaahA yaj-a’l lahu makhrajanw wa yarzuqhu min h’aithu laa yah’tasib.

And whoever trusts in Allah, He is sufficient for him, surely Allah attains His purpose, Allah indeed has appointed a measure for everything. Surely with difficulty is ease. And whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah, He will make for him an outlet, and give him sustenance from whence he thinks not.[1]

From Ali (a.s.): One who begins his day and does not utters these words, it is feared that his sustenance would be destroyed.

اَلْحَمْدُ ِللهِ الَّذِىْ عَرَّفَنِيْ نَفْسَهُ، يَتْرُكْنِيْ عَمِىَّ الْقَلْبِ، اَلْحَمْدُ ِللهِ الَّذِىْ جَعَلَنِيْ مِنْ اُمَّةِ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّی اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ، اَلْحَمْدُ ِللهِ الَّذِىْ جَعَلَ رِزْقِىْ فِىْ يَدِهِ، وَ لَمْ يَجْعَلْهُ فِىْ اَيْدِىْ النَّاسِ، اَلْحَمْدُ ِللهِ الَّذِىْ سَتَرَ عَوْرَتِىْ وَ لَمْ يَفْضَحْنِيْ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ.

Alh’amdu lillaahilladhee a’rrafanee nafsahu, wa lam yataruknee a’meeyal qalb. Alh’amdu lillaahilladhee ja-a’lanee min ummati muh’ammadin s’allallaahu a’laihi wa aalih. Alh’amdu lillaahilladhee ja-a’la rizqee fee yadih. Wa lam yaj-a’lhu fee aidinnaas. Alh’amdu lillaahilladhee satara a’uratee wa lam yafz”ah’nee bainan naas.

Praise be to Allah, the One Who has introduced me His self, and did not leave me blind by the heart. Praise be to Allah Who made me from the nation of Muhammad, may Allah bless him and his family. Praise be to Allah Who kept my sustenance in His hands and did not put it in the control of people. Praise be to Allah Who concealed my defects and did not expose me among the people.

Also recite the following for increase of sustenance:

اَللَّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِيْ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ الْوَاسِعِ، الْحَلاَلِ الطَّيِّبِ، رِزْقًا حَلاَلاً طَيِّبًا، بَلاَغًا لِلدُّنْيَا وَ اْلآخِرَةِ، صَبًّا صَبًّا هَنِيْئًا مَرِيْئًا، مِنْ غَيْرِ كَدٍّ وَ لاَ مَنٍّ مِنْ اَحَدٍ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ، إِلاَّ سَعَةً مِنْ فَضْلِكَ الْوَاسِعِ، فَإِنَّكَ قُلْتَ. وَ اسْاَلُوْا اللهَ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ. فَمِنْ فَضْلِكَ اَسْاَلَ، وَ مِنْ عَطَيْتِكَ اَسْاَلَ، وَ مِنْ يَدِكَ الْمَلاَیٰ اَسْاَلَ.

Allaahummar zuqnee min faz”likal wasii’l h’alaalit’ t’iyyibi rizqan h’alaalan t’ayyibaM balaaghaL LIDdunyaa wal aakhirah. S’abban s’abban hanee-am maree-aa. Min ghairi kadinW wa laa mannim min ah’adim min khalqika illaa sAa’tam min faz”likal waasii’ fa-innaka qulta was alullaaha min faz”lihi famin faz”lika asa-ala wa min a’t’iatika asa-ala wa miyn yakal malaayaa as-al.

O Allah, give me from Your wide Grace, and the permissible and the pure, a sustenance that is permissible and pure, sufficient for the world and the Hereafter, in continuous outpour, pleasing to eat and drink without undue struggle and without being under an obligation of one of Your creatures. Except that You widen it by Your wide favor; for indeed You have said: “And ask Allah through His Grace”. Then from Your Grace I ask. And I ask you through Your bestowal and I ask You from Your hands that are full of bounties.

Supplication of the chief of those who prostrate, the Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.), when his sustenance became less

أَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ ابْتَلَيْتَنَا فِيْ أَرْزَاقِنَا بِسُوْءِ الظَّنِّ، وَ فِيْ آجَالِنَا بِطُوْلِ اْلاَمَلِ، حَتَّى الْتَمَسْنَا أَرْزَاقَكَ مِنْ عِنْدِ الْمَرْزُوقِيْنَ، وَ طَمِعْنَا بِآمَالِنَا فِيْ أَعْمَارِ الْمُعَمِّرِيْنَ، فَصَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ آلِهِ، وَ هَبْ لَنَا يَقِيْناً صَادِقاً، تَكْفِيَنَا بِهِ مِنْ مَؤُوْنَةَ الطَّلَبِ، وَ أَلْهِمْنَا ثِقَةً خَالِصَةً تُعْفِيَنَا بِهَا مِنْ شِدَّةِ النَّصَبِ، وَ اجْعَلْ مَا صَرَّحَتَ بِهِ مِنْ عِدَّتِكَ فِيْ وَحْيِكَ، وَ أَتْبَعْتَهُ مِنْ قِسَمِكَ فِيْ كِتَابِكَ، قَاطِعاً ِلاِهْتِمَامِنَا بِالرِّزْقِ الَّذِيْ تَكَفَّلْتَ بِهِ، وَ حَسْمًا لِلاِشْتِغَالِ بِمَا ضَمِنْتَ الْكِفَايَةَ لَهُ، فَقُلْتَ وَ قَوْلُكَ الْحَقُّ اْلاَصْدَقُ، وَ أَقْسَمْتَ وَ قَسَمُكَ اْلاَبَرُّ اْلاَوْفٰى: وَ فِيْ السَّمَآءِ رِزْقُكُمْ وَ مَا تُوْعَدُونَ ثُمَّ قُلْتَ: فَوَرَبِّ السَّمَآءِ وَ اْلاَرْضِ إِنَّهُ لَحَقٌّ مِثْلَ مَا أَنَّكُمْ تَنْطِقُوْنَ.

Allaahumma innakab talaitanaa fee arzaaqinaa bisoo-iz’ z’anni wa fee aajaalina bit’oolil amal. H’attal tamasnaa arzaaqaka min i’ndil marzooqeen. Wa t’ami’naa bi-aamaalinaa fee aa’maaril mua’mmireen. Fas’alli a’laa muh’ammadinw wa aalih. Wa hablana yaqeenan s’aadiqan takfiyana bihi maoonatit’ t’alabi wa alhimnaa thiqatan khaalis’atan tu’fiyanaa bihaa min shiddatin nas’abi waj-a’l maa s’arrah’ata bihi min i’ddatika fee wah’yika wa atba’tihu min qisamika fee kitaabika qaat’al li-ihtimaa minaa birrizqilladhee takaffalta bihi wa h’asmal lil ishtighaali bimaa z’’amintal kifaayata lahu faqulta wa qaulukal h’aqqul as’daqu wa aqsamtu wa qasamukal abarrul auf. Wa fis samaa-i rizqukum wa maa tua’doon. Fawarabbis samaa-i wal arz”i innahu la h’aqqu mithla maa annakum tant’iqoon.

O Lord, verily You tried us in our means of support when we failed to trust You, in the length of our lives with far-reaching hopes till we sought for Your sustenance from recipients of sustenance and our expectations made us covert the age of those having longevity. Therefore, bless Muhammad and his descendants. Grant us a sincere faith whereby to deliver us from the toil of earning a living. Inspire us with pure confidence whereby to protect us from the hardships of fatigue. Let what You have explained of Your promises in Your revelation, reinforced with Your oath, in Your Book, be a perfect check to our anxiety about livelihood which You have undertaken to provide. Restrain us from undertaking to secure that, a sufficiency of which You have guaranteed. For You have said – Your saying is right and most true – sworn – Your oath is most righteous and faithful – (Saying), “And in the sky is your subsistence and what you have been promised,” and You have added, “And by the Lord then of heaven and earth, it is as true as that you speak.”[2]

Prayer of Amirul Momineen (a.s.) for repayment of debts

اَللَّهُمَّ يَا فَارِجَ الْهَمِّ وَ مُنَفِّسَ الْغَمِّ وَ مُذْهِبَ اْلاَحْزَانِ وَ مُجِيْبَ دَعْوَةِ الْمُضْطَرِّيْنَ يَا رَحْمٰنَ الدُّنْيَا وَ اْلآخِرَةِ وَ رَحِيْمَهُمَا اَنْتَ رَجائِى وَ رَحْمٰنَ كُلِّ شَیْءٍ فَارْحَمْنِیْ رَحْمَةً تَغْنِيْنِیْ بِهَا عَنْ رَحْمَةٍ مِنْ سِوَاكَ وَ تَقْضِیْ بِهَا عَنِّیْ الدَّيْنَ كُلَّهُ.

Allaahumma yaa faarijal hammi wa munaffisal ghammi wa muzh’ibal ah’zaani wa mujeeba da’watil muz”t’arreen. Yaa rah’maanad dunyaa wal aakhirati wa rah’eemahumaa anta rajaa-ee wa rah’maana kulli shai-in farh’amnee rah’matan taghneenee bihaa a’nr rah’matim min siwaaka wa taqz”ee bihaa a’nnid daina kullah.

O Allah! O the averter of sorrows. O the dispeller of grief! O the one to ward off the sorrow and O the one to accept the prayers of uneasy people. O the Beneficent in this world and the Hereafter. You are my only hope, and O the one to show mercy on everything, have mercy on me. Shower such a mercy on me which excels every other mercy and free me from all the debts.[3]

Prayer for acquiring sustenance

A person came to the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and said: O Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.), I am having a family and these are debts upon me and my condition has become severe. So teach me a supplication to pray to Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, by it so that He gives me to repay my debts and maintain my family. The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) said: O Abdullah, perform the ritual ablution perfectly and pray 2 rakats of prayer and complete the bowings and prostrations, then say:

يَا مَاجِدُ يَا وَاحِدُ يَا كَرِيْمُ اَتَوَجَّهُ إِلَيْكَ بِمُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيِّكَ نَبِیِّ الرَّحْمَةِ صَلَّی اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ يَا مُحَمَّدُ يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ إِنِّيْ اَتَوَجَّهُ بِكَ إلَی اللهِ رَبِّىْ وَ رَبِّكَ وَ رَبِّ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ اَللَّهُمَّ اَنْ تُصَلِّىَ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ نَفْحَةً كَرِيْمَةً مِنْ نَفَحَاتِكَ وَ فَتْحًا يَسِيْراً وَ رِزْقًا وَاسِعًا اَلُمُّ بِهِ شَعَثِىْ وَ اَقْضِىْ بِهِ دَيْنِيْ وَ اَسْتَعِيْنُ بِهِ عَلٰی عِيَالِىْ.

Yaa maajidu yaa waah’idu yaa kareemu atawajjahu ilaika bi muh’ammadin nabeeyika nabeeyir rah’mati s’allallaahu a’laihi wa aalihi yaa muh’ammadu yaa rasoolallaahi innee atawajjahu bika ilallaahi rabbi wa rabbika wa rabbee kulli shai. Wa as-aluka allaahumma an tus’alli a’laa muh’ammadinw wa ahlibaitihi wa as-aluka nafh’atan kareematam min nafah’aatika wa fat-h’ayn yaseeranw wa rizqan waasia’n alummu bihi shaa’thee wa aqz”ee bihi dainee wa astae’e’nu bihi a’laa i’yaalee.

O Glorious, O the One, O Noble, I turn towards You through Muhammad, Your Prophet, the prophet of mercy. May Allah bless him and his family. O Muhammad, O Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.), indeed I turn through you to Allah, My Lord and your Lord and the Lord of everything and I ask You O Allah that you bless Muhammad and his Ahle Bayt and I ask You for a noble bestowal from Your bestowals and an easy victory and a wide sustenance, so that I can reform my muddled affairs and repay my loans and maintain by it, my family.[4]

For increase in sustenance and sufficiency in important matters

Among the formulae for increase in sustenance and sufficing for important affairs is the reading of the following verses:

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ. وَ مَن يَتَّقِ اللهَ يَجْعَلْ لَّهُ مَخْرَجًا. وَ يَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ يَحْتَسِبُ وَ مَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ إِنَّ اللهَ بَالِغُ أَمْرِهِ قَدْ جَعَلَ اللهُ لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدْرًا.

Bismillaahir rah’maanir rah’eem. Wa mayn yattaqillaaha yaj-a’l lahu makhrajaa. Wa yarzuqhu min h’aithu laa yah’tasibu wa mayn yatawakkal a’lallaahi fahuwa h’asbuhu innallaaha baalighu amrihi qad ja-a’lallaahu likulli shai-in qadraa.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. And whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah, He will make for him an outlet. And give him sustenance from whence he thinks not; and whoever trusts in Allah, He is sufficient for him; surely Allah attains His purpose; Allah indeed has appointed a measure for everything.[5]

Recite Salawat on the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) three times before and after reciting the above verses. Perform this ritual every Wednesday.

Verse of sustenance

From the proven supplications of Shaykh Mufid for seeking sustenance is reciting seven times:

اَللهُ لَطِيْفٌ بِعِبَادِهِ يَرْزُقُ مَنْ يَشَآءُ وَ هُوَ الْقَوِيُّ الْعَزِيْزُ.

Allaahu lat’eefum bi-i’baadihi yarzuqu mayn ya shaa-u wa huwal qaweeyul a’zeez.

Allah is Benignant to His servants; He gives sustenance to whom He pleases, and He is the Strong, the Mighty.[6]

Also recite the following seven times: [7]

اَللَّهُمَّ اَدِمْ نِعْمَتَكَ وَ الْطُفْ بِنَا فِيْمَا قَدَّرْتَهُ.

Allaahumma adim ni’mataka walt’uf binaa feemaa qaddartah.

O Allah make permanent Your bounty and Your Grace for us in what You have ordained.

For sustenance and repayment of debts

Maaz complained to the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) when he was under a debt. He (the Prophet) said: Do you want that Allah should liquidate your debts? He said: Yes, O Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.). He (the Prophet) said:

قُلِ اللَّهُمَّ مَالِكَ الْمُلْكِ تُؤْتِيْ الْمُلْكَ مَنْ تَشَآءُ وَتَنْزِعُ الْمُلْكَ مِمَّن تَشَآءُ وَ تُعِزُّ مَن تَشَآءُ وَ تُذِلُّ مَنْ تَشَآءُ بِيَدِكَ الْخَيْرُ إِنَّكَ عَلٰى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ. تُولِجُ اللَّيْلَ فِيْ الْنَّهَارِ وَ تُوْلِجُ النَّهَارَ فِيْ اللَّيْلِ وَ تُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ وَ تُخْرِجُ الْمَيَّتَ مِنَ الْحَيِّ وَ تَرْزُقُ مَنْ تَشَآءُ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ. رَحْمٰنَ الدُّنْيَا وَ اْلآخِرَةِ وَ رَحِيْمَهُمَا تُعْطِىْ مِنْهُمَا مَا تَشَآءُ وَ تَمْنَعُ مِنْهُمَا مَا تَشَآءُ إِقْضِی عَنِّیْ دَيْنِيْ.

Qulillaahumma maalikal mulki tu-til mulka man tashaa-u wa tanziu’l mulka mimman tashaa-u wa tu-i’zzu man tashaa-u wa tudhillu man tashaa-u biyadikal khairu innaka a’laa kulli shai-in qadeer. Toolijul Laila finnahaari wa toolijun nahaara fil laili wa tukhrijul h’ayya minal mayyiti wa tukhrijul mayyita minal h’ayy. Wa tarzuqu man tashaa-u bighairi h’isaab. Rah’maanad dunyaa wal aakhirati wa rah’eemahumaa tu’t’ee minhumaa maa tashaa-u wa tamnau’ minhumaa maa tashaa-u iqz”ee a’nnee dainee.

Say: O Allah, Master of the Kingdom! Thou givest the kingdom to whomsoever Thou pleasest and takest away the kingdom from whomsoever Thou pleasest, and Thou exaltest whom Thou pleasest and abasest whom Thou pleasest; in Thine hand is the good; surely, Thou hast power over all things. Thou makest the night to pass into the day and Thou makest the day to pass into the night, and Thou bringest forth the living from the dead and Thou bringest forth the dead from the living, and Thou givest sustenance to whom Thou pleasest without measure. The Beneficent of the world and the hereafter and their Merciful, You bestow from the two what You like and prevent from the two what You like, repay for me my debt.

Then even if your debts equal the whole world full of gold, Allah would cause it to be liquidated.

For repayment of debt and removal of poverty

From Sahl Sadi that he said: A person came to the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and complained of poverty and straitening of sustenance. The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) told him:

When you enter your house, say Salam (salute) whether there is someone therein or there is none. The recite “Qul huwallaaho Ahad (Surah Tawheed)”, once. The man did as advised and Allah gave him so much that he even passed some of it to his neighbors.[8]

From ar-Reza (a.s.) from his forefathers from Ali (a.s.) that he said: The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) said: One who recites the following a hundred times everyday will acquire wealth by it, and poverty will be removed and the door of poverty will be closed while the door of Paradise shall be opened for him:

لاَ اِلٰهَ اِلاَّ اللهُ الْمَلِكُ الْحَقُّ الْمُبِيْنُ

Laa ilaaha illallaahul malikul h’aqqul mubeen.

There is no god except Allah, the True and Manifest Ruler.

It is said in traditions to recite the above thirty times for removing poverty and getting prosperity.[9]

For seeking sustenance

Allamah Amili (r.a.) says: We have found in some books of supplication that one who writes these verses on the last Friday of the month of Ramadan and keeps it in his purse or his money box, Allah the High, will cause increase and the two will not be empty of it till he keeps it.

For sustenance

Write:

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ فَتَقَبَّلَهَا رَبُّهَا بِقَبُوْلٍ حَسَنٍ وَ أَنْبَتَهَا نَبَاتًا حَسَنًا وَ كَفَّلَهَا زَكَرِيَّا كُلَّمَا دَخَلَ عَلَيْهَا زَكَرِيَّا الْمِحْرَابَ وَجَدَ عِندَهَا رِزْقاً قَالَ يَا مَرْيَمُ أَنّٰى لَكِ هٰذَا قَالَتْ هُوَ مِنْ عِندِ اللهِ إِنَّ اللهَ يَرْزُقُ مَن يَشَآءَ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ صَدَقَ اللهُ الْعَظِيْمُ.

Bismillaahir rah’maanir rah’eem. Fataqbbalahaa rabbuhaa biqaboolin h’asaninw wa ambatahaa nabaatan h’asananw wa kaffalahaa zakareeyaa. Kullamaa dakhala a’laihaa zakareeyal mih’raaba wajada i’ndahaa rizqaa. Qaala yaa maryamu annaa laki haadhaa qaalat huwa min i’ndillaahi innallaaha yarzuqu mayn yashaa-u bighairi h’isaab. s’adaq allaahul a’z’eem.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. So her Lord accepted her with a good acceptance and made her grow up a good growing, and gave her into the charge of Zakaria; whenever Zakaria entered the sanctuary to (see) her, he found with her food. He said: O Maryam! whence comes this to you? She said: It is from Allah. Surely Allah gives to whom He pleases without measure.[10] Allah the Mighty, has said the truth.

Another supplication for sustenance

In the History of Ali bin Anjab, known as Ibne Sayyi, he says: One who follows this supplication, his sustenance would become easy and their ways would become easy for him.

اَللَّهُمَّ يَا سَبَبَ مَنْ لاَ سَبَبَ لَهُ يَا سَبَبَ كُلِّ ذِیْ سَبَبٍ يَا مُسَبِّبُ اْلاَسْبَابِ بِغَيْرِ سَبَبٍ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اَغْنِنِیْ بِحَلاَلِكَ وَ حَرَامِكَ وَ بِطَاعَتِكَ عَنْ مَعْصِيَتِكَ وَ بِفَضْلِكَ عَمَّنْ سِوَاك يَا حَیُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ.

Allaahumma yaa sababa mallaa sababa lah. Yaa sababa kulli dhee sabab. Yaa musabbilal asbaabi fee ghairi sabab. S’alli a’alaa muh’ammadinw wa aali muh’ammadinw wa-aghninee bih’alaalika wa h’araamika wa bit’aa-a’tika a’m ma’s’iyatika wa bifaz”lika a’mman siwaaka yaa h’ayyu yaa qayyoom.

O Allah, O the cause of one for whom there is no cause, O cause of all that have cause. O cause of causes in that where there is no cause. Bless Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad. Make me needless through Your permissible from Your prohibited. And through Your obedience from Your disobedience and by Your Grace from others than You. O the Living, O the Everlasting.[11]

Another Supplication

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ مَا يَلِيْقُ بِفَضْلِكَ كَمَا يَلِيْقُ بِفَضْلِكَ، وَ زِيَادَةً مِنْ فَضْلِكَ بِفَضْلِكَ، يَا ذَا الْفَضْلِ، اُرْزُقْنِيْ رِزْقًا وَاسِعًا يَا كَرِيْمُ.

Allaahumma innaa nas-aluka min faz”lika maa yaleequ bifaz”lika kamaa yaleequ bifaz”lik. Wa ziyaadatam min faz”lika bifaz”lik yaa dhal faz”li urzuqnee rizqanw wasia’yn yaa kareem.

O Allah, we ask You from Your Grace that which befits Your Grace, like it befits Your Grace. And more than Your Grace by Your Grace. O one with Grace, give me a wide sustenance, O Munificent.[12]


 

[1] Muhajjut Dawat, Ibne Tawus, Pg. 160

[2] As-Sahifa as-Sajjadiya al-Kamilah, Al-Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.) Pg. 136, Manshuratil A’lami

[3] As-Sahifa Alawiya, Pg.152, India

[4] Makarim al-Akhlaq, Ash-Shaykh Tabarsi, Pg. 337

[5] Surah Talaq 65:2-3

[6] Surah Shura 42:19

[7] Mujarribat al-Imamiya, Pg. 159

[8] Tibb al-Aaimma, As-Sayyid Shubbar, Pg. 524

[9] Tibb al-Aaimma, As-Sayyid Shubbar, Pg. 524

[10] Surah Aale Imran 3:37

[11] Al-Misbah, Vol. 1, Pg. 337

[12] Al-Mukhla, al-Bahai, Pg. 186

 

Extract From Manifestations book

Ensuring Sustenance

1. Chapter al-Ā‘rāf - 7:96: ) وَلَوْ أَنَّ أَهْلَ الْقُرَى آمَنُوا وَاتَّقَوْا لَفَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ بَرَكَاتٍ مِنَ السَّمَآءِ وَالأَرْضِ... (“And if the people of the towns were to believe and observe piety, surely we would have opened to them the blessings of the heaven and the earth…” 

2. Chapter al-Talāq - 65:2-3: ) وَمَنْ يَتَّقِ اللٌّهَ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ مَخْرَجًا. وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ يَحْتَسِبُ (“And whosoever is God-wary (observes piety) He would make for him a way out [from difficulties] and Bestow on him sustenance from whence he expects not…” 

3. Chapter Nūh - 71:10-12:) فَقُلْتُ اسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ غَفَّارًا. يُرْسِلِ السَّمَآءَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِدْرَارًا. وَيُمْدِدْكُمْ بِأَمْوَالٍ وَبَنِينَ وَيَجْعَلْ لَكُمْ جَنَّاتٍ وَيَجْعَلْ لَكُمْ أَنْهَارًا ( “Then I said: seek forgiveness from your Lord, [for] indeed He is the Most-forgiving; He would send down abundance of rain upon you; and aid you with wealth and sons; and make for you gardens and make for you rivers.” 

These verses inform the human being about the best path of ensuring sustenance and avoiding the calamity of hunger. If the culture of taqwā and istighfār (in its various manifestations and dimensions] were to prevail, hunger would no more be a predicament save in cases of Divine trial.) وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ... (“And We would certainly try You with somewhat of fear and hunger…[27] 

We also have many traditions that guide the hungry and the destitute, as well those who would like to disseminate the culture of independence, about the ways of achieving sustenance. Following are some examples: 

Increasing Sustenance 

1. Imām al-Sādiq (as) is reported to have said[28]:إِنَّ الْبِرَّ يَزِيدُ فِي الرِّزْقِ. “Indeed, virtuousness increases sustenance.”

2. Imām al-Sādiq (as) is reported to have said[29]:حُسْنُ الْخُلْقِ يَزِيدُ فِي الرِّزْقِ.“Good behaviour (akhlāq) increases sustenance.”

3. The Holy Prophet (s) is reported to have said[30]:دُمْ عَلى الطَّهَارَةِ، يُوَسَّعُ عَلَيْكَ فِي الرِّزْقِ. “Always be in the state of tahāra (purity) and your sustenance shall be increased.”

Therefore, the duty of those who sincerely utter this verse of the supplication, besides actively supporting others, should be to educate them to realize the direct causes of hunger.