Saheefah-e-Razaviyyah

Imam Ali Ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.)  With Translation and Transliteration

Compiled by : Ayatullah Sayyed Murtaza Mujtahedi Seestani

Translated by :Jafari Propagation Centre

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Zilqad 1436 A.H., August 2015 A.D.

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Index

Dedication. PAGEREF _Toc419707007 \h 20

Foreword. PAGEREF _Toc419707008 \h 21

Translator’s Note. PAGEREF _Toc419707009 \h 22

Eight Surahs of Holy Quran. PAGEREF _Toc419707010 \h 25

Surah Yaaseen. PAGEREF _Toc419707011 \h 25

Surah Rahmaan. PAGEREF _Toc419707012 \h 35

Surah Insaan (Dahr) PAGEREF _Toc419707013 \h 42

Surah Qadr. PAGEREF _Toc419707014 \h 46

Surah Zilzaal (Zalzalah) PAGEREF _Toc419707015 \h 47

Surah A’adeyaat PAGEREF _Toc419707016 \h 48

Surah Nasr. PAGEREF _Toc419707017 \h 48

Surah Kaaferoon. PAGEREF _Toc419707018 \h 49

Preface. PAGEREF _Toc419707019 \h 50

Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) as per numerical context. PAGEREF _Toc419707020 \h 50

Two Ziyaraat and Two Shrines. PAGEREF _Toc419707021 \h 50

Three items of natural growth (Mawaalid-e-Salaasah) PAGEREF _Toc419707022 \h 51

Four corners of the shrine. PAGEREF _Toc419707023 \h 52

Five Treasures of Human Being. PAGEREF _Toc419707024 \h 52

Superior than a Royal Palace. PAGEREF _Toc419707025 \h 53

Seventh Qiblah. PAGEREF _Toc419707026 \h 54

Eighth Imam.. PAGEREF _Toc419707027 \h 54

Nine Skies. PAGEREF _Toc419707028 \h 55

Tenth Infallible. PAGEREF _Toc419707029 \h 55

Eleven Luminous Stars. PAGEREF _Toc419707030 \h 55

Twelfth Imam.. PAGEREF _Toc419707031 \h 55

Thirteen Times Guidance and Blessings. PAGEREF _Toc419707032 \h 56

Fourteen Infallible Imams (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707033 \h 56

Etiquette of Ziyaarat of the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707034 \h 57

Some other guidelines. PAGEREF _Toc419707035 \h 61

Discourse of Imam Reza (a.s.) about the breach of promise of enemies of Ahlul Bait (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707036 \h 61

Bomb Explosion In The Shrine Of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707037 \h 62

Do You Recognise the Bombarders of the Holy Shrine. PAGEREF _Toc419707038 \h 63

The Guidelines of Imam Reza (a.s.) in Respect of Recognising the People. PAGEREF _Toc419707039 \h 68

Hypocrite Friend. PAGEREF _Toc419707040 \h 70

The grandeur of the Holy Shrine in the discourses of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707041 \h 70

Resorting to Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707042 \h 72

Excellence of Praying in the Shrines of Infallible Imams (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707043 \h 73

Excellence of Najaf, Karbala and Toos (Mashhad) PAGEREF _Toc419707044 \h 73

Supplication Inside the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707045 \h 74

Eight Traditions Narrated by Infallible Imams (a.s.) about the Rewards of Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707046 \h 75

Eighth traditions from Imam Reza (a.s.) about the Rewards of Visiting his Shrine. PAGEREF _Toc419707047 \h 79

Whose Pilgrimage will be Accepted?. PAGEREF _Toc419707048 \h 84

Morality and Character of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707049 \h 87

Gift of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707050 \h 88

Imam Reza (a.s.)’s Lesson for the Needy and Prudence for the Wealthy. PAGEREF _Toc419707051 \h 89

Greeting and Message of Imam Reza (a.s.) for his Friends. PAGEREF _Toc419707052 \h 90

Servants of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707053 \h 91

A Faithful Child in the presence of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707054 \h 92

Important Points from the tradition. PAGEREF _Toc419707055 \h 93

An Important Ethical Discussion. PAGEREF _Toc419707056 \h 94

The Death of Lonliness is Better or Collective Life?. PAGEREF _Toc419707057 \h 95

Poems of De’bal for Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707058 \h 96

First Couplet PAGEREF _Toc419707059 \h 96

Second Couplet PAGEREF _Toc419707060 \h 97

Weeping of Imam Reza (a.s.) for Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707061 \h 97

Weeping of Imam Reza (a.s.) and the residents of the Earth and the Sky for Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707062 \h 99

Supplication of Imam Reza (a.s.) for Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707063 \h 99

Command of Imam Reza (a.s.) for praying for Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707064 \h 100

Two common specialties between Imam Reza (a.s.) and Imam Zamana (a.t.f.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707065 \h 103

(1) Discussion on establishing proofs and logical reasons. PAGEREF _Toc419707066 \h 103

(1) Establishment of proofs and logical reasons by Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707067 \h 104

One more instance of discussion of Imam Reza (a.s.) with elderly scholars of that time  PAGEREF _Toc419707068 \h 108

(1) Establishment of logic and reasoning of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707069 \h 116

(2) Elegance and Grace. PAGEREF _Toc419707070 \h 117

(1) Graces and favours of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707071 \h 117

Imam Reza (a.s.) and the dead body of a Shia. PAGEREF _Toc419707072 \h 117

A sinner youngster but lover of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707073 \h 118

(2) Grace and favours of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707074 \h 119

A very important event PAGEREF _Toc419707075 \h 120

Kindness of Imam Reza (a) and Imam Mahdi (a) upon two Christian youth. PAGEREF _Toc419707076 \h 120

Chapter 1. PAGEREF _Toc419707077 \h 126

Eight Salaats of Ziyaarat (Pilgrimage) PAGEREF _Toc419707078 \h 126

1. First Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707079 \h 126

2. Second Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707080 \h 126

3. Third Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707081 \h 126

4. Fourth Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707082 \h 126

5. Fifth Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707083 \h 127

6. Sixth Salaat – Salaat of Ziyaarat in case of Deputing Some Person. PAGEREF _Toc419707084 \h 128

7. Seventh Salaat – Salaat of Ziyaarat in case of Deputing any Particular Person. PAGEREF _Toc419707085 \h 128

8. Eighth Salaat – Salaat of Ziyaarat in the Journey on Deputation. PAGEREF _Toc419707086 \h 129

 

Chapter 2. PAGEREF _Toc419707087 \h 130

Eight Salaats of Need (حَاجَتْ) PAGEREF _Toc419707088 \h 130

1. Salaat of Need in the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707089 \h 130

2. Salaat of Need or Salaat of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) as Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707090 \h 130

3. Salaat of Haajat as narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707091 \h 131

4. Another Salaat of Need – Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707092 \h 133

5. Another Salaat of Haajat – Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707093 \h 134

6. Salaat of Need to be Offered on Friday – Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707094 \h 135

7. Another Salaat of Need to be performed on Fridays. PAGEREF _Toc419707095 \h 136

8. Salaat of Haajat – Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) (For Marriage) PAGEREF _Toc419707096 \h 137

 

Chapter 3. PAGEREF _Toc419707097 \h 138

Eight Salaat narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707098 \h 138

(1) Salaat of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707099 \h 138

(2) Another Narration of Salaat of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707100 \h 138

(3) Another Version of Salaat of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707101 \h 138

(4) Salaat of Istekharah (Seeking the Best) PAGEREF _Toc419707102 \h 139

(5) Another Method of Salaat of Istekharah. PAGEREF _Toc419707103 \h 139

(6) Salaat of Istisqa (Salaat for Rain) PAGEREF _Toc419707104 \h 140

(7) Salaat When Travelling. PAGEREF _Toc419707105 \h 141

(8) Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707106 \h 141

Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar in the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707107 \h 143

 

Chapter 4. PAGEREF _Toc419707108 \h 146

Eight Traditions of Imam Reza (a.s.) about the Salaats of Special Days. PAGEREF _Toc419707109 \h 146

(1) Salaat of Night and Day of Friday. PAGEREF _Toc419707110 \h 146

(2) Rituals of Friday. PAGEREF _Toc419707111 \h 146

(3) Ritual and Obligatory Zohr Salaat on Friday. PAGEREF _Toc419707112 \h 146

(4) Salaats of Friday and Two Eids. PAGEREF _Toc419707113 \h 147

(5) Salaat of 15th Shabaan. PAGEREF _Toc419707114 \h 147

(6) Salaat of the Sixth Day of the Month of Ramazan. PAGEREF _Toc419707115 \h 148

(7) Salaat of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) in the Month of Ramazan. PAGEREF _Toc419707116 \h 148

(8) Salaat and Suppplication of 1st Muharram.. PAGEREF _Toc419707117 \h 149

Reason Concerning the Commandment of Obligatory Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707118 \h 152

Reason Concerning the Units of Obligatory Salaats. PAGEREF _Toc419707119 \h 153

Reason Behind the Number of Takbirs at the Beginning of the Obligatory Prayers. PAGEREF _Toc419707120 \h 154

Reason Behind Reciting Surah Hamd and Tasbeehaat-e-Arba’ in Obligatory Prayer  PAGEREF _Toc419707121 \h 154

Reasons Behind the Recitals of Rukoo and Sujood. PAGEREF _Toc419707122 \h 154

Reasons of the Numbers of Rukoo and Sujood. PAGEREF _Toc419707123 \h 155

Reason Behind Takbirs in the Prayer for Dead. PAGEREF _Toc419707124 \h 155

Reason Behind the Obligatory and Supererogatory Prayers. PAGEREF _Toc419707125 \h 156

 

Chapter 5. PAGEREF _Toc419707126 \h 157

Eight Supplications in the Qunoot of Salaats. PAGEREF _Toc419707127 \h 157

(1) A Supplication in the Qunoot of Salaats. PAGEREF _Toc419707128 \h 157

(2) Another Supplication in the Qunoot in Salaats. PAGEREF _Toc419707129 \h 158

(3) Qunoot of Imam Reza (a.s.) in Friday Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707130 \h 158

(4) Qunoot in the Salaats of Two Eids. PAGEREF _Toc419707131 \h 159

(5) Supplication of Seeking Forgiveness in the Qunoot of Salaat of Watr. PAGEREF _Toc419707132 \h 160

(6) Supplication in the Qunoot of Salaat of Watr. PAGEREF _Toc419707133 \h 161

(7) Qunoot of Imam Reza (a.s.) for Salvation from Hardships and the Mischiefs of Tyrants  PAGEREF _Toc419707134 \h 161

(8) Qunoot in the Salaat of Lunar Eclipse. PAGEREF _Toc419707135 \h 164

 

Chapter 6. PAGEREF _Toc419707136 \h 165

Eight Supplications after Salaats. PAGEREF _Toc419707137 \h 165

(1) Supplication After Morning Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707138 \h 165

(2) Supplication for Abundance of Sustenance after every Obligatory Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707139 \h 166

(3) Recitation of ‘YAA RAHMAANO YAA RAHEEMO’ after Every Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707140 \h 168

(4) Supplication to be Recited After Morning Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707141 \h 168

(5) Another Supplication After Morning Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707142 \h 168

(6) Supplication After Fajr and Maghrib Salaats. PAGEREF _Toc419707143 \h 169

(7) Supplication to be Recited after Asr Prayer. PAGEREF _Toc419707144 \h 169

(8) Another Supplication After Asr Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707145 \h 169

 

Chapter 7. PAGEREF _Toc419707146 \h 171

Eight Supplications after Recommended Salaats. PAGEREF _Toc419707147 \h 171

(1) Suppliation After Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707148 \h 171

(2) Invocation for Relief After Salaat of Need. PAGEREF _Toc419707149 \h 172

(3) Supplication of Imam Reza (a.s.) After Eight Rak’ats of Salaat al-Layl PAGEREF _Toc419707150 \h 189

(4) Supplication After the Salaat at ‘Maqaam-e-Jibraeel (a.s.)’ PAGEREF _Toc419707151 \h 190

(5) Supplication After Salaat of Ziyaarat Performed on Behalf of Someone. PAGEREF _Toc419707152 \h 191

(6) Supplication After Salaat of Ziyaarat Performed by an Appointed Person. PAGEREF _Toc419707153 \h 192

(7) Supplication After Salaat of Ziyaarat During a Journey on Deputation. PAGEREF _Toc419707154 \h 192

(8) Supplication After Salaat of Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a) on 25th Zilqad. PAGEREF _Toc419707155 \h 193

 

Chapter 8. PAGEREF _Toc419707156 \h 194

Eight Supplications Recited in Prostration. PAGEREF _Toc419707157 \h 194

(1) Supplication of ‘Seeking Goodness’ in Prostration. PAGEREF _Toc419707158 \h 194

(2) Supplication Recited in Prostaton After Salaat al-Zohr. PAGEREF _Toc419707159 \h 194

(3) Supplication of Prostration of Gratitude. PAGEREF _Toc419707160 \h 195

(4) Another Supplication of Prostration of Gratituide. PAGEREF _Toc419707161 \h 195

(5) Supplication of Imam Reza (a.s.) in Prostration. PAGEREF _Toc419707162 \h 196

(6) Supplication in the Prostration of Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707163 \h 197

(7) Supplication in ‘Prostration of Omission’ (سَجْدَةُ السَّهْو) PAGEREF _Toc419707164 \h 198

(8) Supplication in Prostration at the Time of Distress. PAGEREF _Toc419707165 \h 198

 

Chapter 9. PAGEREF _Toc419707166 \h 200

Eight Supplications to be Recited Everyday. PAGEREF _Toc419707167 \h 200

(1) Important Supplication for ‘Discharging the Rights of Allah’ PAGEREF _Toc419707168 \h 200

(2) Supplication During the Period of Occultation as Advised by Imam Reza (a) PAGEREF _Toc419707169 \h 201

Another Supplication During The Period Of Occultation. PAGEREF _Toc419707170 \h 207

(3) Supplication to be Resurrected With Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707171 \h 218

(4) Supplication to be Resurrected With Ahlulbait (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707172 \h 218

(5) Supplication Seeking Forgiveness – While Listening Azan of Morning and Maghrib  PAGEREF _Toc419707173 \h 219

(6) Supplication Recited Everyday Between Iqamah And Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707174 \h 219

(7) Supplication for the Eighth Hour Daily. PAGEREF _Toc419707175 \h 220

(8) Another Supplication at the Eighth Hour. PAGEREF _Toc419707176 \h 221

 

Chapter 10. PAGEREF _Toc419707177 \h 224

Eight Divine Acts of the Week. PAGEREF _Toc419707178 \h 224

(1) Salaat of Gift to be Performed on Sunday for Imam Raza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707179 \h 224

(2) Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) on Wednesday. PAGEREF _Toc419707180 \h 225

(3) Another Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) on Wednesday. PAGEREF _Toc419707181 \h 226

(4) Solicitation for Thursday. PAGEREF _Toc419707182 \h 228

(5) Supplication after Major Ablution (Ghusl) on Friday. PAGEREF _Toc419707183 \h 229

(6) Supplication of Imam Reza (a.s.) for Friday. PAGEREF _Toc419707184 \h 229

(7) Recitation of Salutation (salawat) a Hundred Times on Friday. PAGEREF _Toc419707185 \h 230

(8) Salawat (Salutation) at the Time of Asr on Friday. PAGEREF _Toc419707186 \h 231

Permissibility of Reciting Couplets on Friday Night and in the Month of Ramazan. PAGEREF _Toc419707187 \h 231

 

Chapter 11. PAGEREF _Toc419707188 \h 233

Eight Months and Their Rituals. PAGEREF _Toc419707189 \h 233

(1) Holy Month of Ramazan. PAGEREF _Toc419707190 \h 233

Sermon Delivered by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) About the Holy Month of Ramazan  PAGEREF _Toc419707191 \h 233

Excellence of the Month of Ramazan in the Narrations of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707192 \h 236

An Important Supplication Of Sahr (dawn) In The Month Of Ramazan. PAGEREF _Toc419707193 \h 236

A Discussion Regarding his (a.s.) Vicegerency. PAGEREF _Toc419707194 \h 241

Imam Reza (a.s.) on 6th Day of the Month of Ramazan. PAGEREF _Toc419707195 \h 241

A Supplication of Imam Reza (a.s.) at the Time of his Vicegerency. PAGEREF _Toc419707196 \h 243

15th of the Month of Ramazan. PAGEREF _Toc419707197 \h 245

Excellence of Night of Power (Shab-e-Qadr) PAGEREF _Toc419707198 \h 247

(2) The Month Of Shawwal PAGEREF _Toc419707199 \h 248

Rituals to be Done on Eid al-Fitr. PAGEREF _Toc419707200 \h 248

Imam Reza (a.s.) proceeds to perform Eid Prayer. PAGEREF _Toc419707201 \h 249

(3) Month of Zilqad. PAGEREF _Toc419707202 \h 252

Birth Of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707203 \h 252

Sixth and Twenty-Third Day of Zilqad. PAGEREF _Toc419707204 \h 254

Visiting the Shrine pf Imam Reza (a.s.) On 23rd Zilqad. PAGEREF _Toc419707205 \h 254

Excellence of 25th Zilqad. PAGEREF _Toc419707206 \h 255

Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) on 25th Zilqad. PAGEREF _Toc419707207 \h 255

(3) Month Of Zilhajj PAGEREF _Toc419707208 \h 257

Salaat Of Eid al-Azha. PAGEREF _Toc419707209 \h 258

Excellence of the Day of Eid-e-Ghadeer. PAGEREF _Toc419707210 \h 259

Discourse of Imam Reza (a.s.) about the Sermon of Imam Ali (a.s.) on the Day of Ghadeer  PAGEREF _Toc419707211 \h 261

(5) The Month of Moharram.. PAGEREF _Toc419707212 \h 272

Discourse of Imam Reza (a.s.) regarding Ashooraa. PAGEREF _Toc419707213 \h 272

The Day of Aashooraa. PAGEREF _Toc419707214 \h 274

Curse on Yazeed (l.a.) and his Followers. PAGEREF _Toc419707215 \h 275

Supplication of Hazrat Faatemah Zahra (s.a.) On the Day of Judgement PAGEREF _Toc419707216 \h 276

(6) The Month of Safar. PAGEREF _Toc419707217 \h 277

Pilgrimage of Imam Reza (a.s.) on the Day of his Martyrdom.. PAGEREF _Toc419707218 \h 277

Circumstances Under Which Imam Reza (a.s.) was Matyred and Buried. PAGEREF _Toc419707219 \h 277

Another Narration About the Martyrdom of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707220 \h 282

(7) Month of Rajab. PAGEREF _Toc419707221 \h 290

Reward of Fasting in the Month of Rajab. PAGEREF _Toc419707222 \h 290

Reward of Visiting the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) in the Month of Rajab. PAGEREF _Toc419707223 \h 292

Ziyaarat-e-Rajabiyyah – To be recited in the Shrines of Holy Imams (a.s.) in the Month of Rajab  PAGEREF _Toc419707224 \h 293

(8) Month of Shaban. PAGEREF _Toc419707225 \h 295

Reward of Fasting and Seeking Forgiveness in the Month of Shaban. PAGEREF _Toc419707226 \h 295

Reward of Fasting and Charity in the Month of Shaban. PAGEREF _Toc419707227 \h 296

Supplication for Each Day in the Month of Shaban. PAGEREF _Toc419707228 \h 296

Salaat on Night of 15th of Shaban. PAGEREF _Toc419707229 \h 297

Ziyaarat of Imam Husain (a.s.) on 15th Rajab and 15th Shaban. PAGEREF _Toc419707230 \h 297

Supplication for the Last Days of the Month of Shaban. PAGEREF _Toc419707231 \h 298

 

Chapter 12. PAGEREF _Toc419707232 \h 299

Eight Supplications for Safety from Worries and Troubles. PAGEREF _Toc419707233 \h 299

(1) Supplication to be Attentive Towards Allah and Protecting Oneself in the Market PAGEREF _Toc419707234 \h 299

(2) Supplication for the Protection from Different Troubles. PAGEREF _Toc419707235 \h 299

(3) Supplication for Protection from Troubles in Journey. PAGEREF _Toc419707236 \h 300

(4) Supplication from Imam Reza (a.s.) for Remaining Protected During Journey. PAGEREF _Toc419707237 \h 300

(5) Supplication while Leaving the House for the Protection from Troubles. PAGEREF _Toc419707238 \h 302

(6) Another Supplication while Leaving the House. PAGEREF _Toc419707239 \h 302

(7) Supplication for Protection in the Night PAGEREF _Toc419707240 \h 303

(8) Tasbeeh of Janab-e-Faatemah Zahra (s.a.) and Aayatul Kursee for Protection from Troubles  PAGEREF _Toc419707241 \h 304

 

Chapter 13. PAGEREF _Toc419707242 \h 306

Eight Supplications for Getting Deliverance from Hardships. PAGEREF _Toc419707243 \h 306

(1) Supplication for Getting Deliverence from Hardships. PAGEREF _Toc419707244 \h 306

(2) Supplication for the Time of Extreme Tribulations. PAGEREF _Toc419707245 \h 313

(3) Supplication for Deliverance from Every Pain and Disease. PAGEREF _Toc419707246 \h 313

(4) Another Invocation for Deliverance from Each Pain and Disease. PAGEREF _Toc419707247 \h 313

(5) Supplication for Relief from Eye Corrosion. PAGEREF _Toc419707248 \h 314

(6) Supplication for Waiving Out Magic and Sorcery. PAGEREF _Toc419707249 \h 314

(7) Supplication for Cure from Fever. PAGEREF _Toc419707250 \h 314

(8) Supplication for Finding Missing Thing. PAGEREF _Toc419707251 \h 315

 

Chapter 14. PAGEREF _Toc419707252 \h 317

Eight Supplications for Deliverance from Mischief of a Tyrant PAGEREF _Toc419707253 \h 317

(1) Supplication Against the Enemy. PAGEREF _Toc419707254 \h 317

(2) Supplication for Overcoming Enemy and Other Difficulties. PAGEREF _Toc419707255 \h 317

(3) Supplication for Safety from Enemy and his Mischief PAGEREF _Toc419707256 \h 318

(4) Supplication for Safety from Visiting Mischevious Person. PAGEREF _Toc419707257 \h 319

(5) Supplication for Safety from Mischief of Tyrant PAGEREF _Toc419707258 \h 320

(6) Another Supplication for Safety from Mischief of Tyrant PAGEREF _Toc419707259 \h 321

(7) Supplication for Defeating the Enemy and Resolving Problems. PAGEREF _Toc419707260 \h 323

(8) Supplication to Overcome the Enemy. PAGEREF _Toc419707261 \h 324

 

Chapter 15. PAGEREF _Toc419707262 \h 325

Eight Amulets Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707263 \h 325

(1) Amulet or Paper In Pocket (رُقْعَةُ الْجَيْب) of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707264 \h 325

(2) Another Amulet by the Name of ‘Ruqah al-Jaib’ PAGEREF _Toc419707265 \h 327

(3) Another Amulet by Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707266 \h 330

(4) Amulet of Imam Reza (a.s.) for Relief from Diseases. PAGEREF _Toc419707267 \h 330

(5) Another Amulet of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707268 \h 331

(6) Amulet of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707269 \h 345

(7) Another Amulet of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707270 \h 346

(8) Amulet for Protection from Evil of Enemies of Ahlebait (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707271 \h 350

 

Chapter 16. PAGEREF _Toc419707272 \h 354

Eight Supplications for Delivarence from Eight Diseases. PAGEREF _Toc419707273 \h 354

(1) For the Pain of Eyes. PAGEREF _Toc419707274 \h 354

(2) Supplication for Getting Relief from Epilepsy. PAGEREF _Toc419707275 \h 354

(3) Supplication for Getting Relief from Headache. PAGEREF _Toc419707276 \h 354

(4) Supplication for Tuberculosis. PAGEREF _Toc419707277 \h 355

(5) Supplication for Getting Relief from the Disease and for Having a Son. PAGEREF _Toc419707278 \h 355

(6) Supplication for Warts. PAGEREF _Toc419707279 \h 355

(7) Supplication for Curing Piles. PAGEREF _Toc419707280 \h 356

(8) Supplication for Elimination of Scrofula. PAGEREF _Toc419707281 \h 356

 

Chapter 17. PAGEREF _Toc419707282 \h 358

Eight Supplications for Increase in Sustenance and Elimination of Poverty. PAGEREF _Toc419707283 \h 358

(1) Supplication for Sustenance. PAGEREF _Toc419707284 \h 358

(2) Supplication upon Arrival of Blessing, Scarcity of Sustenance, Sorrow and Trouble  PAGEREF _Toc419707285 \h 358

(3) Supplication for Seeking Sustenance. PAGEREF _Toc419707286 \h 359

(4) Repeating Azan for Delivarance from Distress. PAGEREF _Toc419707287 \h 359

(5) Supplication for Blessing in Livelihood. PAGEREF _Toc419707288 \h 360

(6) Supplication to be Recited Daily for Deliverance from Poverty. PAGEREF _Toc419707289 \h 360

(7) Supplication for the Safety of Purchased Goods. PAGEREF _Toc419707290 \h 360

(8) Supplication for Safety of Goods from Destruction. PAGEREF _Toc419707291 \h 361

 

Chapter 18. PAGEREF _Toc419707292 \h 363

Eight Important Supplications Recited by Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707293 \h 363

(1) Dua-e-Tawheed. PAGEREF _Toc419707294 \h 363

(2) An Important Supplication about the Magnificience of Allah (s.w.t.) PAGEREF _Toc419707295 \h 364

(3) Another Important Supplication Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707296 \h 365

(4) Supplication for Glorification and Gratitude. PAGEREF _Toc419707297 \h 368

(5) Supplication for Safety and Better End. PAGEREF _Toc419707298 \h 369

(6) Supplication of Almighty Allah’s Transendence. PAGEREF _Toc419707299 \h 370

(7) Important Salawat (Salutation) of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707300 \h 370

(8) Important Supplication of Imam Reza (a.s.) for Cursing. PAGEREF _Toc419707301 \h 372

 

Chapter 19. PAGEREF _Toc419707302 \h 376

Eight Important Supplications Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707303 \h 376

(1) Important Supplication Recited by Imam Reza (a.s.) and Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707304 \h 376

(2) Important Supplication Glorifying Almighty Allah. PAGEREF _Toc419707305 \h 391

(3) Dua-e-Sabaah. PAGEREF _Toc419707306 \h 393

(4) Supplication After Dua-e-Sabaah. PAGEREF _Toc419707307 \h 399

(5) Most Important Isteghfaar (Seeking Forgiveness) PAGEREF _Toc419707308 \h 400

(6) Ninety nine names of Allah (s.w.t.) PAGEREF _Toc419707309 \h 411

(7) Important Supplication for Seeking Goodness. PAGEREF _Toc419707310 \h 412

(8) Important Supplication for Delivarance from Fear and Sorrow.. PAGEREF _Toc419707311 \h 414

 

Chapter 20. PAGEREF _Toc419707312 \h 418

Eight Different Supplications. PAGEREF _Toc419707313 \h 418

(1) Supplication at the Time of Sighting the Moon. PAGEREF _Toc419707314 \h 418

(2) Supplication for the Tenth and Eleventh of Every Month. PAGEREF _Toc419707315 \h 419

(3) Supplication for Safety (عافيت) PAGEREF _Toc419707316 \h 420

(4) Supplication While Drinking Milk or Eating Food. PAGEREF _Toc419707317 \h 420

(5) Supplication at the Time of Happiness. PAGEREF _Toc419707318 \h 420

(6) Supplication at the Time of Worry. PAGEREF _Toc419707319 \h 421

(7) Supplication of Imam Reza (a.s.) after Succesion. PAGEREF _Toc419707320 \h 421

(8) Visiting the Grave of a Believer. PAGEREF _Toc419707321 \h 422

 

Chapter 21. PAGEREF _Toc419707322 \h 423

Effects and Merits of Eight Chapters (Surahs) of the Holy Quran. PAGEREF _Toc419707323 \h 423

(1) Effects of Surah Hamd for Relief from Headache. PAGEREF _Toc419707324 \h 423

Exegesis of the Verse اَلْـحَمْدُ لِلهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ. PAGEREF _Toc419707325 \h 423

(2) Merits of Surah Ana’am.. PAGEREF _Toc419707326 \h 428

(3) Reward of Reciting Surah Yaseen. PAGEREF _Toc419707327 \h 428

(4) Rewards for Reciting Surah Zomar. PAGEREF _Toc419707328 \h 429

(5) Rewards of Reciting Surah Qadr. PAGEREF _Toc419707329 \h 429

Affect of Surah (Qadr) for the Deliverance from the Horror of the Day of Resurrection  PAGEREF _Toc419707330 \h 429

(6) Reward of Reciting Surah Zilzaal PAGEREF _Toc419707331 \h 430

(7) Reward of Reciting Surah Nasr. PAGEREF _Toc419707332 \h 430

(8) Reward of Reciting Surah Tawheed. PAGEREF _Toc419707333 \h 430

Reward of Reciting Surah Tawheed in the Graveyard. PAGEREF _Toc419707334 \h 431

 

Chapter 22. PAGEREF _Toc419707335 \h 432

Eight Commandments About Some Verses and Surahs. PAGEREF _Toc419707336 \h 432

(1) Reward of Reciting Aayatul Kursee. PAGEREF _Toc419707337 \h 432

(2) Reciting ‘اِنَّ اللهَ يُمْسِكُ’ to Save the House from Destruction. PAGEREF _Toc419707338 \h 432

(3) Three Verses for the Protection from the Faithless Persons. PAGEREF _Toc419707339 \h 432

(4) Reward of Reciting Fifty Verses after Morning Salaat PAGEREF _Toc419707340 \h 434

(5) Recitation of One Hundred Verses for Relief from Fear. PAGEREF _Toc419707341 \h 434

(6) Effects of Recitaion of Three Surahs While Putting on New Dress. PAGEREF _Toc419707342 \h 434

(7) Recitaion of Four Surahs for Safety from Evil eye. PAGEREF _Toc419707343 \h 435

(8) Four Surahs for Headache and Other Pains. PAGEREF _Toc419707344 \h 435

 

Chapter 23. PAGEREF _Toc419707345 \h 436

Eight Rewards For Some Invocations. PAGEREF _Toc419707346 \h 436

(1) Reward of Salawaat PAGEREF _Toc419707347 \h 436

(2) Another Reward for Salawat PAGEREF _Toc419707348 \h 436

(3) Reward of Saying لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہُ (There is no god But Allah) PAGEREF _Toc419707349 \h 437

(4) Another Reward of Saying لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہُ.. PAGEREF _Toc419707350 \h 438

(5) Reward of Reciting Tasbeehaat al-Arba’ on Rosary Made from the Clay of Imam Husain (a.s.)’s grave  PAGEREF _Toc419707351 \h 438

(6) Rewards of Five Invocations. PAGEREF _Toc419707352 \h 438

(7) The Effect of Saying يَا عَلِيُّ يَا عَظِيْمُ (The Highest The Magnificent) PAGEREF _Toc419707353 \h 439

(8) Effect of reciting يَا مُمِيْتُ (the annihilator) for Deliverance from Carnal Self PAGEREF _Toc419707354 \h 440

 

Chapter 24. PAGEREF _Toc419707355 \h 441

Another Eight Important Invocations as Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707356 \h 441

(1) يَا حَیُّ یَا قَیُّوْمُ (O Ever-Living O Ever-Lasting) PAGEREF _Toc419707357 \h 441

(2) يَا مَلِكُ (O Soverign) PAGEREF _Toc419707358 \h 441

(3) يَا حَفِيْظُ (O Guardian) PAGEREF _Toc419707359 \h 441

(4) يَا بَاسِطُ (O Spreader) PAGEREF _Toc419707360 \h 442

(5) يَا فَتَّاحُ (O Opener) PAGEREF _Toc419707361 \h 442

(6) يَا وَدُوْدُ (O Loving) PAGEREF _Toc419707362 \h 442

(7) يَا قُدُّوْسُ (O Holy) PAGEREF _Toc419707363 \h 442

(8) يَا سَلَامُ (O Peace) PAGEREF _Toc419707364 \h 443

 

Chapter 25. PAGEREF _Toc419707365 \h 444

Eight Traditions Regarding Engravings on Stones of Rings from Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707366 \h 444

(1) Engravings on Stones of the Rings of Prophets and Infallible Imams (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707367 \h 444

(2) Engraving on Stone of the Ring of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707368 \h 447

(3) Another Tradition about the Engraving on the Ring of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707369 \h 447

(4) Engraving on Ring of Imam Reza (a.s.) – Another Tradition. PAGEREF _Toc419707370 \h 448

(5) To Carry Rings of Yellow Agate and Turquoise While on Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707371 \h 448

(6) Engraving a Turquoise Ring for Having Child. PAGEREF _Toc419707372 \h 449

(7) Ring of Agate and Invocation for the Protection from Turbulence of Sky and Earth  PAGEREF _Toc419707373 \h 449

(8) Supplication for the Time of Wearing a Ring. PAGEREF _Toc419707374 \h 450

 

Chapter 26. PAGEREF _Toc419707375 \h 451

Eight Ziyaarats from the Ziyaarats of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707376 \h 451

Etiquette of Ziyaarat PAGEREF _Toc419707377 \h 452

Beginning of Etiquette of Ziyaarat PAGEREF _Toc419707378 \h 458

Supplication for Asking Permission for Entering (اِذْنِ دُخُوْل) the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707379 \h 459

(1) First Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707380 \h 461

(2) Another Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707381 \h 473

(3) Third Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707382 \h 477

(4) Ziyaarat-e-Jawaadiyyah or Fourth Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707383 \h 479

(5) Fifth Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707384 \h 494

(6) Sixth Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707385 \h 494

(7) Seventh Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) – Ziyaarat of Seven Tradition. PAGEREF _Toc419707386 \h 503

(8) Eighth ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707387 \h 511

Ziyaarat of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) Inside the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707388 \h 527

 

Chapter 27. PAGEREF _Toc419707389 \h 528

Eight supplications to be Recited after the Ziyaarat PAGEREF _Toc419707390 \h 528

(1) Supplication of Lofty Meanings (دعا عالية المضامين) PAGEREF _Toc419707391 \h 528

(2) Second supplication. PAGEREF _Toc419707392 \h 538

(3) Third supplication. PAGEREF _Toc419707393 \h 540

(4) Fourth supplication. PAGEREF _Toc419707394 \h 541

(5) Fifth supplication. PAGEREF _Toc419707395 \h 545

(6) Sixth supplication. PAGEREF _Toc419707396 \h 548

(7) Seventh supplication. PAGEREF _Toc419707397 \h 549

(8) Supplication to be Recited after the Ziyaarat Performed on Behalf of Any Person  PAGEREF _Toc419707398 \h 598

 

Chapter 28. PAGEREF _Toc419707399 \h 604

(1) Ziyaarat-e-Ameenullah. PAGEREF _Toc419707400 \h 604

(2) Ziyaarat-e-Jaameah Kabeerah (Major Comprehensive Pilgrimage) PAGEREF _Toc419707401 \h 608

(3) Third Ziyaarat-e-Jaameah. PAGEREF _Toc419707402 \h 626

(4) Fourth Ziyaarat-e-Jaameah. PAGEREF _Toc419707403 \h 659

(5) Fifth Ziyaarat-e-Jaameah. PAGEREF _Toc419707404 \h 684

(6) Sixth Ziyaarat-e-Jaameah. PAGEREF _Toc419707405 \h 704

(7) Seventh Ziyaarat-e-Jaameah. PAGEREF _Toc419707406 \h 706

(8) Eight Ziyaarat-e-Jaameah. PAGEREF _Toc419707407 \h 710

 

Chapter 29. PAGEREF _Toc419707408 \h 715

Eight Ziyaaraat from Ziyaarat-e-Widaa (Farewell Pilgrimage) PAGEREF _Toc419707409 \h 715

(1) Farewell Ziyaarat to be Recited after Ziyaarat-e-Ameenullah. PAGEREF _Toc419707410 \h 715

(2) Second Farewell Ziyaarat PAGEREF _Toc419707411 \h 716

(3) Third Farewell Ziyaarat PAGEREF _Toc419707412 \h 719

(4) Fourth Farewell Ziyaarat PAGEREF _Toc419707413 \h 727

(5) Fifth Farewell Ziyaarat PAGEREF _Toc419707414 \h 734

(6) Sixth Farewell Ziyaarat PAGEREF _Toc419707415 \h 735

(7) Seventh Farewell Ziyaarat PAGEREF _Toc419707416 \h 738

(8) Eight Farewell Ziyaarat PAGEREF _Toc419707417 \h 738

 

Chapter 30. PAGEREF _Toc419707418 \h 741

Eight ziyaarat from the ziyaarat of Ahlulbayt (a) as narrated by Imam Reza (a) PAGEREF _Toc419707419 \h 741

(1) Ziyaarat to be Recited in the Holy Shrine of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) PAGEREF _Toc419707420 \h 741

(2) Second Ziyaarat to be Recited in the Shrine of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) PAGEREF _Toc419707421 \h 743

(3) Third Ziyaarat to be Recited in the Shrine of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) PAGEREF _Toc419707422 \h 744

(4) Ziyaarat of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) to be recited after Obligatory Prayers. PAGEREF _Toc419707423 \h 745

(5) Ziyaarat of infallible Imams (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707424 \h 747

(6) Ziyaarat to be Recited while Departing from Any of the Infallible Imam (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707425 \h 754

(7) Ziyaarat of Imam Moosa Kazim (a.s.) and all Infallible Imams (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707426 \h 757

(8) Ziyaarat of Hazrat Faatemah Ma’soomah (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707427 \h 760

Short Discussion of the Dignity and Exaltation of Hazrat Faatemah Ma’soomah (s.a.) PAGEREF _Toc419707428 \h 764

An important point about the intercession of Faatemah Ma’soomah (a.s.) PAGEREF _Toc419707429 \h 765

Bibliography. PAGEREF _Toc419707430 \h 768


Dedication

This work is dedicated to two infallible personalities of the universe who although belonged to women gender but they were declared as spiritual guide and leader who can’t be limited to any land or period. One is known as ‘Umm-e-Abeehaa’ and the other ‘Kareemah-e-Ahl-e-Bait’ – on whose gate of mercy everybody implores with stretched hands:

يَا فَاطِمَةُ اِشْفَعِيْ لِيْ فِيْ الْجَنَّةِ

O Faatemah! Intercede for me, so that I enter Heaven.

Foreword

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. And by the help of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.).

Ja’fari Propagation Centre is glad to translate and publish the book ‘Saheefa-e-Razawiyyah’ in English which is the compilation of supplications and ziyaaraat narrated from Imam Reza (a.s.).

Readers are requested to inform us of any spelling or printing error so that it can be rectified in the coming editions.

Lastly, we pray to Allah (s.w.t.) to give us opportunities to propagate the knowledge of Ahle bait (a.s.) so that they (a.s.) intercede us on the Day of Judgement.

Translator’s Note0

All praise be to Allah Who hears all invocations, bestows hope to hearts and perfects His blessings.

Prayer means lamentation, beseech, heart rending sigh, presentation of condition of heart in the Divine Court, recognition of His Magnificent and Grandeur and acceptance of one’s lowliness. Supplication of the one who has got nothing in his possession requests Him Who has got everything. Every person supplicates according to his own style and disposition. Sometimes the prayers are answered and sometimes rejected. Infallible Imams (a.s.) have taught us the reasons behind the invocations which are not answered. Imam Ali ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.) says in Dua-e-Kumail:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِيَ الذُّنُوْبَ الَّتِيْ تَحْبِسُ الدُّعَاءَ.

O Allah! Forgive me my sins which hold back supplication!

But it is not so that the supplications which are not answered are wasted. No, instead the rewards of the unanswered prayers are kept stored in one’s book of deeds. And when they will see the rewards on the Day of Judgement, they will stretch their hands saying: ‘My Lord! I had not performed these good deeds then why such a great reward?’ Then a Divine Voice will be heard saying, ‘This is the reward of your supplications which were not answered.’ At this stage the person, who was complaining for non-acceptance of his supplication will wish had it so happened that none of his invocations would have been answered.

This is also a blessing of Allah, the High, that He called His sinning servants saying:

اُدْعُوْنِيْ اَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ.

Call upon Me, I will answer you.”0

Because the Noble Personage of Almighty Allah is such that He is Merciful upon all the creatures, He is the Provider of sustenance to all the creatures, He is the Master of all the things, Remover of all the miseries and tribulations, Merciful on all, Concealer of all the defects and sins and Provider of peace and tranquillity to every freightened. He is such a Divine Personality that He created humans from dust and blood and then provided the wombs of mother as shelter, who opened treasures of love and affection for them.

O my Lord! I am unable to thank You for Your numerous bounties because Your beneficence are abundant whereas my gratitude is nothing. You are the One Who made me aware of the light of knowledge and guidance after taking me out of darkness of ignorance. You are the One Who made me introduced the Messengers and Prophets, whereas I am the one who falsified them surrounded by infidelity and spuriousness. I would have perished had You not showed Your Mercy upon me. Hence, I beseech You not to hold me accountable for my sins. Due to my sins, I am ashamed before You, so I beseech You that

رَبِّ عَامِلْنَا بِفَضْلِكَ وَ لَا تُعَامِلْنَا بِعَدْلِكَ يَا كَرِيْمُ.

Now the questions arises how to supplicate and what are the conditions of supplication through which they could be answered?

At this point the Muslims of the world had to accept that we would have been dumb and speechless, had there not been the Ahlulbait (a.s.) and the Holy Progeny of the Infallible Imams (a.s.) who guided us how to supplicate. They are the symbols of action during all the ages for the human being and under the shadow of their invocations, sinners and defaulters like us could be able to get the nearness of Allah, the High. The pure and chaste dispositions coming out of their holy tongue have the guarantee for the fulfilment of our supplications.

These are the infallible tongues who taught us the etiquette as how to address the Almighty Allah in the form of ‘Sahifa-e-Sajjadiyah’ and later on in the form of ‘Sahifa-e-Razawiyyah’ of Imam Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.) which are guiding us that there are certain observances and manners which should be followed in order to get the ability of presentation in the Divine Court.

The said book ‘Sahifa-e-Razawiyyah’ is the rare collection of some etiquette, decorum and manners of supplications of invocations which has been authored by Ayatullah Sayed Murtaza Mujtahedi Seestani and I, Irfan Haider, translated it into urdu from Persian language. But this gigantic task could not be done at my own, so first of all I am grateful to my Lord, the High, who awarded me the incentive to do this great work.

I am also thankful to all my friends and relatives who helped me in this noble task. Especially my grand father Haji Khadim Husain Ja’fari Sahab whose guidance helped me a lot in understanding the actual religious knowledge. I can never be able to forget his obligation.

I am also thankful to my parents whose favours and blessings always shadowed me, at the same time to all my teachers, specially Janab Mohammad Juma Asadi and Janab Akbar Husain Zaahedi Sahab. Due to his guidance I could reach at this place and to my brothers Janab Imran Haider Shahid and Ali Asadi whose love and affection always encouraged me a lot.

For publishing this invaluable book, I am thankful to the manager of Jamea’ Imam Sadiq (a.s.) and all the staff of Markaz-e-Tableeghat-o-Taaleemaat, especially manager Mr. Mushtaq Husain Imrani, Adeeb Ali, Amjad Husain, Zeeshan Mahdi, Ali Shah Naqvi, Abdul Hafeez and Mukhtar Husain Rahimi.

Lastly, I pray to Almighty Allah that O Allah! Grant us the ability to recognize our Imam of the time (a.t.f.s.) and to pray for him. Aameen.

And peace is on him who follows the guidance.

Irfan Haider

17th Rabiul Awwal, 1432 A.H.

Eight Surahs of Holy Quran0

Surah Yaaseen

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ.

Bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem

In the Name of Allah, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate

يٰسۗ۝۱ۚ

YAASEEN.

Ya Seen.

وَالْقُرْاٰنِ الْـحَكِيْمِ۝۲ۙ

WAL QURAANIL HAKEEM.

I swear by the Quran full of wisdom

اِنَّكَ لَمِنَ الْمُرْسَلِيْنَ۝۳ۙ

INNAKA LAMENAL MURSALEEN.

Most surely you are one of the apostles

عَلٰي صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَــقِيْمٍ۝۴ۭ

A’LAA SERaATIM MUSTAQEEM.

On a right way.

تَنْزِيْلَ الْعَزِيْزِ الرَّحِيْمِ۝۵ۙ

TANZEELAL A’ZEEZIR RAHEEM.

A revelation of the Mighty, the Merciful.

لِتُنْذِرَ قَوْمًا مَّآ اُنْذِرَ اٰبَاۗؤُہُمْ فَہُمْ غٰفِلُوْنَ۝۶

LE-TUNZERA QAWMAM MAA UNZERA AABAA-OHUM FAHUM GHAAFELUN.

That you may warn a people whose fathers were not warned, so they are heedless.

لَقَدْ حَقَّ الْقَوْلُ عَلٰٓي اَكْثَرِہِمْ فَہُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُوْنَ۝۷

LAQAD HAQQAL QAWLO A’LAA AKSAREHIM FAHUM LAA YoaMENOON.

Certainly the word has proved true of most of them, so they do not believe.

اِنَّا جَعَلْنَا فِيْٓ اَعْنَاقِہِمْ اَغْلٰلًا فَہِىَ اِلَى الْاَذْقَانِ فَہُمْ مُّقْمَحُوْنَ۝۸

INNAa JA-A’LNAA FEE A-A’NAAQEHIM AGhLAALAN FAHEYA ELAL AZQAANE FAHUM MUQMAHOON.

Surely We have placed chains on their necks, and these reach up to their chins, so they have their heads raised aloft.

وَجَعَلْنَا مِنْۢ بَيْنِ اَيْدِيْہِمْ سَدًّا وَّمِنْ خَلْفِہِمْ سَدًّا فَاَغْشَيْنٰہُمْ فَہُمْ لَا يُبْصِرُوْنَ۝۹

WA JA-A’LNAA MIM BAYNE AYDEEHIM SADDANw WA MIN KHALFEHIM SADDAN FA-AGHSHAYNAAHUM FAHUM LAA YUBSEROON.

And We have made before them a barrier and a barrier behind them, then We have covered them over so that they do not see.

وَسَوَاۗءٌ عَلَيْہِمْ ءَ اَنْذَرْتَہُمْ اَمْ لَمْ تُنْذِرْہُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُوْنَ۝۱۰

WA SAWAAa-UN A’LAYHIM A-ANZARTAHUM AM LAM TUNZIRHUM LAA YoaMENUN.

And it is alike to them whether you warn them or warn them not: they do not believe.

اِنَّمَا تُنْذِرُ مَنِ اتَّـبَعَ الذِّكْرَ وَخَشِيَ الرَّحْمٰنَ بِالْغَيْبِ۝۰ۚ فَبَشِّرْہُ بِمَغْفِرَۃٍ وَّاَجْرٍ كَرِيْمٍ۝۱۱

INNAMAA TUNZERO MANIT-TABA-A’Z ZIKRA WA KHASEYAR RAHMAANA BIL-GHAYBE FA-BASH-SHIRHO BE MAGHFERATINw WA AJRIN KAREEM.

You can only warn him who follows the reminder and fears the Beneficent Allah in secret; so announce to him forgiveness and an honorable reward.

اِنَّا نَـحْنُ نُـحْيِ الْمَوْتٰى وَنَكْتُبُ مَا قَدَّمُوْا وَاٰثَارَہُمْ۝۰ۭوَكُلَّ شَيْءٍ اَحْصَيْنٰہُ فِيْٓ اِمَامٍ مُّبِيْنٍ۝۱۲ۧ

INNAA NAHNO NOHYIL MAWTAA WA NAKTOBO MAA QADDAMOO WA AASAARAHUM, WA KULLA SHAY-IN AHSAYNAAHO FEE EMAAMIM MOBEEN.

Surely We give life to the dead, and We write down what they have sent before and their footprints, and We have recorded everything in a clear writing.

وَاضْرِبْ لَہُمْ مَّثَلًا اَصْحٰبَ الْقَرْيَۃِ۝۰ۘ اِذْ جَاۗءَہَا الْمُرْسَلُوْنَ۝۱۳ۚ

WAZ RIB LAHUM MASALAN ASHAABAL QARYATE, IZ-JAA-A-HAL MURSALOON.

And set out to them an example of the people of the town, when the apostles came to it.

اِذْ اَرْسَلْنَآ اِلَيْہِمُ اثْــنَيْنِ فَكَذَّبُوْہُمَا فَعَزَّزْنَا بِثَالِثٍ فَقَالُـوْٓا اِنَّآ اِلَيْكُمْ مُّرْسَلُوْنَ۝۱۴

IZ ARSALNAA ELAYHEMUS NAYNE FA-KAZZABOOHOMAA FA-A’ZZAZNAA BE SAALESIN FA-QAALOO INNAA ELAYKUM MURSALOONA.

When We sent to them two, they rejected both of them, then We strengthened (them) with a third, so they said: Surely we are apostles to you.

قَالُوْا مَآ اَنْتُمْ اِلَّا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُنَا۝۰ۙ وَمَآ اَنْزَلَ الرَّحْمٰنُ مِنْ شَيْءٍ۝۰ۙ اِنْ اَنْتُمْ اِلَّا تَكْذِبُوْنَ۝۱۵

QAALOO MAA ANTUM ILLAA BASHARUM MISLONAA, WA MAA ANZALAR RAHMAANO MIN SHAY-IN IN ANTUM ILLAA TAKZEBOON.

They said: You are naught but mortals like ourselves, nor has the Beneficent Allah revealed anything; you only lie.

قَالُوْا رَبُّنَا يَعْلَمُ اِنَّآ اِلَيْكُمْ لَمُرْسَلُوْنَ۝۱۶

QAALOO RABBONAA YA’LAMO INNA ELAYKUM LA-MURSALOON.

They said: Our Lord knows that we are most surely apostles to you.

وَمَا عَلَيْنَآ اِلَّا الْبَلٰغُ الْمُبِيْنُ۝۱۷

WA MAA A’LAYNAA ILLAL BALAAGHUL MOBEEN.

And nothing devolves on us but a clear deliverance (of the message).

قَالُوْٓا اِنَّا تَطَيَّرْنَا بِكُمْ۝۰ۚ لَىِٕنْ لَّمْ تَنْتَہُوْا لَنَرْجُمَنَّكُمْ وَلَيَمَسَّـنَّكُمْ مِّنَّا عَذَابٌ اَلِــيْمٌ۝۱۸

QAALOO INNAA TATAYYARNAA BEKUM, LA-IL-LAM TANTAHOO LA-NAR- JOMANNAKUM WA LAYAMASSANNAKUM MINNAA A’ZAABUN ALEEM.

They said: Surely we augur evil from you; if you do not desist, we will certainly stone you, and there shall certainly afflict vou a painful chastisement from us.

قَالُوْا طَاۗىِٕرُكُمْ مَّعَكُمْ۝۰ۭ اَىِٕنْ ذُكِّرْتُمْ۝۰ۭ بَلْ اَنْتُمْ قَوْمٌ مُّسْرِفُوْنَ۝۱۹

QAALOO TAAA-EROKUM MA-A’KUM, A-IN ZUKKIRTUm, BAL ANTUM QAWMUM MUSREFOON.

They said: Your evil fortune is with you; what! if you are reminded! Nay, you are an extravagant people.

وَجَاۗءَ مِنْ اَقْصَا الْمَدِيْنَۃِ رَجُلٌ يَّسْعٰى قَالَ يٰقَوْمِ اتَّبِعُوا الْمُرْسَلِيْنَ۝۲۰ۙ

WA JAA-A MIN AQSAL MADEENATE RAJOLUN-y YAS-A’A QAALA YAA-QAWMIT TABE-U’L MURSALEENAT.

And from the remote part of the city there came a man running, he said: O my people! follow the apostles;

اتَّبِعُوْا مَنْ لَّا يَسْـَٔــلُكُمْ اَجْرًا وَّہُمْ مُّہْتَدُوْنَ۝۲۱

TABEOO’ MAL LAA YAS-ALOKUM AJRANw WA HUM MOHTADOON.

Follow him who does not ask you for reward, and they are the followers of the right course;

وَمَالِيَ لَآ اَعْبُدُ الَّذِيْ فَطَرَنِيْ وَاِلَيْہِ تُرْجَعُوْنَ۝۲۲

WA MAA LEYA LAA A-A’BODUL LAZEE FATARANEE WA eLAYHE TURJA-O’ON.

And what reason have I that I should not serve Him Who brought me into existence? And to Him you shall be brought back;

ءَ اَتَّخِذُ مِنْ دُوْنِہٖٓ اٰلِــہَۃً اِنْ يُّرِدْنِ الرَّحْمٰنُ بِضُرٍّ لَّا تُغْنِ عَـنِّىْ شَفَاعَتُہُمْ شَـيْـــًٔا وَّلَا يُنْقِذُوْنِ۝۲۳ۚ

A-AT-TAKHEZO MIN DOONEHI AALEHATAN INy-YORIDNIR RAHMAANO BE-ZURRIL LAA TUGHNE A’NNEE SHAFAA-A’TOHUM SHAY-ANw WA LAA YUNQEZOON.

What! shall I take besides Him gods whose intercession, If the Beneficent Allah should desire to afflict me with a harm, shall not avail me aught, nor shall they be able to deliver me?

اِنِّىْٓ اِذًا لَّفِيْ ضَلٰلٍ مُّبِيْنٍ۝۲۴

INNEE EZAL LAFEE ZALAALIM MOBEEN.

In that case I shall most surely be in clear error:

اِنِّىْٓ اٰمَنْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ فَاسْمَعُوْنِ۝۲۵ۭ

INNEE AAMANTO BE-RABBEKUM FAS-MA-O’ON.

Surely I believe in your Lord, therefore hear me.

قِيْلَ ادْخُلِ الْجَنَّۃَ۝۰ۭ قَالَ يٰلَيْتَ قَوْمِيْ يَعْلَمُوْنَ۝۲۶ۙ

QEELAD-KHOLIL JANNAh, QAALA YAA LAYTA QAWMEE YA’LAMOONa.

It was said: Enter the garden. He said: O would that my people had known

بِمَا غَفَرَ لِيْ رَبِّيْ وَجَعَلَنِيْ مِنَ الْمُكْرَمِيْنَ۝۲۷

BEMAA GHAFARA-LEE RABBEE WA JA-A’LANEE MENAL MUKRAMEEN.

Of that on account of which my Lord has forgiven me and made me of the honored ones!

وَمَآ اَنْزَلْنَا عَلٰي قَوْمِہٖ مِنْۢ بَعْدِہٖ مِنْ جُنْدٍ مِّنَ السَّمَاۗءِ وَمَا كُنَّا مُنْزِلِيْنَ۝۲۸

WA MAA ANZALNAA A’LAA QAWMEHI MIM BA’DEHI MIN JUNDIM MENAS SAMAAA-E WA MAA KUNNAA MUNZELEEN.

And We did not send down upon his people after him any hosts from heaven, nor do We ever send down.

اِنْ كَانَتْ اِلَّا صَيْحَۃً وَّاحِدَۃً فَاِذَا ہُمْ خٰمِدُوْنَ۝۲۹

IN KAANAT ILLAA SAY-HATANw WAaHEDATAN FA-EZAA HUM KHAAMEDOON.

It was naught but a single cry, and lo! they were still.

يٰحَسْرَۃً عَلَي الْعِبَادِ۝۰ۚمَا يَاْتِيْہِمْ مِّنْ رَّسُوْلٍ اِلَّا كَانُوْا بِہٖ يَسْتَہْزِءُوْنَ۝۳۰

YAA HASRATAN A’LAL E’BAADE, MAA YAATEEHIM MIR RASOOLIN ILLAA KAANOO BEHI YASTAHZEOON.

Alas for the servants! there comes not to them an apostle but they mock at him.

اَلَمْ يَرَوْا كَمْ اَہْلَكْنَا قَبْلَہُمْ مِّنَ الْقُرُوْنِ اَنَّہُمْ اِلَيْہِمْ لَا يَرْجِعُوْنَ۝۳۱ۭ

ALAM YARAW KAM AHLAKNAA QABLAHUM MENAL QOROONE ANNAHUM ELAYHIM LAA YARJEOON.

Do they not consider how many of the generations have We destroyed before them, because they do not turn to them?

وَاِنْ كُلٌّ لَّمَّا جَمِيْعٌ لَّدَيْنَا مُحْـضَرُوْنَ۝۳۲ۧ

WA IN KULLUL LAMMAA JAMEE-u’L LADAYNAA MOHZAROON.

And all of them shall surely be brought before Us.

وَاٰيَۃٌ لَّہُمُ الْاَرْضُ الْمَيْتَۃُ۝۰ۚۖ اَحْيَيْنٰہَا وَاَخْرَجْنَا مِنْہَا حَبًّا فَمِنْہُ يَاْكُلُوْنَ۝۳۳

WA AAYATUL LAHOMUL ARZUL MAYTAh, AHYAYNAAHAA WA AKHRAJNAA MINHAA HABBAN FAMINHO YAAKOLOON.

And a sign to them is the dead earth: We give life to it and bring forth from it grain SQ they eat of it.

وَجَعَلْنَا فِيْہَا جَنّٰتٍ مِّنْ نَّخِيْلٍ وَّاَعْنَابٍ وَّفَجَّــرْنَا فِيْہَا مِنَ الْعُيُوْنِ۝۳۴ۙ

WA JA-A’LNAA FEEHAA JANNAATIM MIN NAKHEELINw WA A-A’NAABINw WA FAJJARNAA FEEHAA MENAL O’YOONE.

And We make therein gardens of palms and grapevines and We make springs to flow forth in it,

لِيَاْكُلُوْا مِنْ ثَمَرِہٖ۝۰ۙ وَمَا عَمِلَتْہُ اَيْدِيْہِمْ۝۰ۭ اَفَلَا يَشْكُرُوْنَ۝۳۵

LE-YAAKOLOO MIN SAMAREHI, WA MAA A’MELAT-HO AYDEEHIM, AFALAA YASHKOROON.

That they may eat of the fruit thereof, and their hands did not make it; will they not then be grateful?

سُبْحٰنَ الَّذِيْ خَلَقَ الْاَزْوَاجَ كُلَّہَا مِمَّا تُنْۢبِتُ الْاَرْضُ وَمِنْ اَنْفُسِہِمْ وَمِمَّا لَا يَعْلَمُوْنَ۝۳۶

SUBHAANAL LAZEe KHALAQAL AZWAAJA KULLAHAA MIMMAA TUMBETUL ARZO WA MIN ANFOSEHIM WA MIMMAA LAA YA’LAMOON.

Glory be to Him Who created pairs of all things, of what the earth grows, and of their kind and of what they do not know.

وَاٰيَۃٌ لَّہُمُ الَّيْلُ۝۰ۚۖ نَسْلَخُ مِنْہُ النَّہَارَ فَاِذَا ہُمْ مُّظْلِمُوْنَ۝۳۷ۙ

WA AAYATUL LAHOMUL LAYL, NASLAKHO MINHUN NAHAARA FA-EZAA HUM MUZLEMOON.

And a sign to them is the night: We draw forth from it the day, then lo! they are in the dark;

وَالشَّمْسُ تَجْرِيْ لِمُسْتَــقَرٍّ لَّہَا۝۰ۭ ذٰلِكَ تَــقْدِيْرُ الْعَزِيْزِ الْعَلِــيْمِ۝۳۸ۭ

WASH-SHAMSO TAJREE LE-MUSTAQARRIL LAHAA, ZAALEKA TAQDEERUL A’ZEEZIL A’LEEM.

And the sun runs on to a term appointed for it; that is the ordinance of the Mighty, the Knowing.

وَالْقَمَرَ قَدَّرْنٰہُ مَنَازِلَ حَتّٰى عَادَ كَالْعُرْجُوْنِ الْقَدِيْمِ۝۳۹

WAL QAMARA QADDARNAAHO MANAAZELA HATTAA A’ADA KAL-U’RJOONIL QADEEM.

And (as for) the moon, We have ordained for it stages till it becomes again as an old dry palm branch.

لَا الشَّمْسُ يَنْۢبَغِيْ لَہَآ اَنْ تُدْرِكَ الْقَمَرَ وَلَا الَّيْلُ سَابِقُ النَّہَارِ۝۰ۭ وَكُلٌّ فِيْ فَلَكٍ يَّسْبَحُوْنَ۝۴۰

LASH-SHAMSO YANBAGHEE LAHAA AN TUDREKAL QAMARA WA LAL LAYLO SAABEQUN NAHAARE, WA KULLUN FEE FALAKINy YASBAHOON.

Neither is it allowable to the sun that it should overtake the moon, nor can the night outstrip the day; and all float on in a sphere.

وَاٰيَۃٌ لَّہُمْ اَنَّا حَمَلْنَا ذُرِّيَّــتَہُمْ فِي الْفُلْكِ الْمَشْحُوْنِ۝۴۱ۙ

WA AAYATUL LAHUM ANNAA HAMALNAA ZURRIYYATAHUM FIL FULKIL MASH-HOON.

And a sign to them is that We bear their offspring in the laden ship.

وَخَلَقْنَا لَہُمْ مِّنْ مِّثْلِہٖ مَا يَرْكَبُوْنَ۝۴۲

WA KHALAQNAA LAHUM MIM MISLEHI MAA YARKABOON.

And We have created for them the like of it, what they will ride on.

وَاِنْ نَّشَاْ نُغْرِقْہُمْ فَلَا صَرِيْخَ لَہُمْ وَلَا ہُمْ يُنْقَذُوْنَ۝۴۳ۙ

WA IN NASHAA NUGHRIQ-HUM FALAA SAREEKHA LAHUM WA LAA HUM YUNQAZOONa.

And if We please, We can drown them, then there shall be no succorer for them, nor shall they be rescued

اِلَّا رَحْمَۃً مِّنَّا وَمَتَاعًا اِلٰى حِيْنٍ۝۴۴

ILLAA RAHMATAM MINNAA WA MATAA-A’N ELAA HEEN.

But (by) mercy from Us and for enjoyment till a time.

وَاِذَا قِيْلَ لَہُمُ اتَّقُوْا مَا بَيْنَ اَيْدِيْكُمْ وَمَا خَلْفَكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُوْنَ۝۴۵

WA EZAA QEELA LAHOMUT TAQOO MAA BAYNA AYDEEKUM WA MAA KHALFAKUM LA-A’LLAKUM TURHA-MOON.

And when it is said to them: Guard against what is before you and what is behind you, that mercy may be had on you.

وَمَا تَاْتِيْہِمْ مِّنْ اٰيَۃٍ مِّنْ اٰيٰتِ رَبِّہِمْ اِلَّا كَانُوْا عَنْہَا مُعْرِضِيْنَ۝۴۶

WA MAA TAA-TEEHIM MIN AAYATIM MIN AAYAATE RABBEHIM ILLAA KAANOO A’NHAA MOA’REZEeN.

And there comes not to them a communication of the communications of their Lord but they turn aside from it.

وَاِذَا قِيْلَ لَہُمْ اَنْفِقُوْا مِمَّا رَزَقَكُمُ اللہُ۝۰ۙ قَالَ الَّذِيْنَ كَفَرُوْا لِلَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْٓا اَنُطْعِمُ مَنْ لَّوْ يَشَاۗءُ اللہُ اَطْعَمَہٗٓ۝۰ۤۖ اِنْ اَنْتُمْ اِلَّا فِيْ ضَلٰلٍ مُّبِيْنٍ۝۴۷

WA EZAA QEELA LAHUM ANFEQOO MIMMAA RAZAQAKOMUL LAAHO, QAALAL LAZEENA KAFAROO LILLAZEENA AAMANOO A-NUT-E’MO MAL LAW YASHAAA-UL LAAHO ATA’MAH, IN ANTUM ILLAA FEE ZALAALIM MOBEEN.

And when it is said to them: Spend out of what Allah has given you, those who disbelieve say to those who believe: Shall we feed him whom, if Allah please, He could feed? You are in naught but clear error.

وَيَقُوْلُوْنَ مَتٰى ھٰذَا الْوَعْدُ اِنْ كُنْتُمْ صٰدِقِيْنَ۝۴۸

WA YAQOOLOONA MATAA HAAZAL WA’DO IN KUNTUM SAADEQEEN.

And they say: When will this threat come to pass, if you are truthful?

مَا يَنْظُرُوْنَ اِلَّا صَيْحَۃً وَّاحِدَۃً تَاْخُذُہُمْ وَہُمْ يَخِصِّمُوْنَ۝۴۹

MAA YANZOROONA ILLAA SAYHATANw WAAHEDATAN TAAKHOZOHUM WA HUM YAKHISSEMOON.

They wait not for aught but a single cry which will overtake them while they yet contend with one another.

فَلَا يَسْتَطِيْعُوْنَ تَوْصِيَۃً وَّلَآ اِلٰٓى اَہْلِہِمْ يَرْجِعُوْنَ۝۵۰ۧ

FALAA YASTATEEO’ONA TAWSEYATANw WALAA ELAA AHLEHIM YARJE-O’ON.

So they shall not be able to make a bequest, nor shall they return to their families.

وَنُفِخَ فِي الصُّوْرِ فَاِذَا ہُمْ مِّنَ الْاَجْدَاثِ اِلٰى رَبِّہِمْ يَنْسِلُوْنَ۝۵۱

WA NOFEKHA FIS-SOORE FA-EZAA HUM MENAL AJDAASE ELAA RABBEHIM YANSELOON.

And the trumpet shall be blown, when lo! from their graves they shall hasten on to their Lord.

قَالُوْا يٰوَيْلَنَا مَنْۢ بَعَثَنَا مِنْ مَّرْقَدِنَا۝۰ڄ ھٰذَا مَا وَعَدَ الرَّحْمٰنُ وَصَدَقَ الْمُرْسَلُوْنَ۝۵۲

QAALOO YAA WAYLANAA MAM BA-A’SANAA MIM MARQADENAA, HAAZAA MA WA-A’DAR RAHMAANO WA SADAQAL MURSALOON.

They shall say: O woe to us! who has raised us up from our sleeping-place? This is what the Beneficent Allah promised and the apostles told the truth.

اِنْ كَانَتْ اِلَّا صَيْحَۃً وَّاحِدَۃً فَاِذَا ہُمْ جَمِيْعٌ لَّدَيْنَا مُحْضَرُوْنَ۝۵۳

IN KAANAT ILLAA SAYHATANw WAAHEDATAN FA-EZAA HUM JAMEE-U’L LADAYNAA MOHZAROON.

There would be naught but a single cry, when lo! they shall all be brought before Us;

فَالْيَوْمَ لَا تُــظْلَمُ نَفْسٌ شَـيْــــًٔا وَّلَا تُجْـزَوْنَ اِلَّا مَا كُنْتُمْ تَعْمَلُوْنَ۝۵۴

FALYAWMA LAA TUZLAMO NAFSOON SHAY-ANw WA LAA TUJ-ZAWNA ILLAA MAA KUNTUM TA’MALOON.

So this day no soul shall be dealt with unjustly in the least; and you shall not be rewarded aught but that which you did.

اِنَّ اَصْحٰبَ الْجَنَّۃِ الْيَوْمَ فِيْ شُغُلٍ فٰكِــہُوْنَ۝۵۵ۚ

INNA ASHAABAL JANNATIL YAWMA FEE SHOGHOLIN FAAKEHOON.

Surely the dwellers of the garden shall on that day be in an occupation quite happy.

ہُمْ وَاَزْوَاجُہُمْ فِيْ ظِلٰلٍ عَلَي الْاَرَاۗىِٕكِ مُتَّكِــــــُٔـوْنَ۝۵۶

HUM WA AJWAAJOHUM FEE ZELAALIN A’LAL ARAAA-EKE MUTTAKEOON.

They and their wives shall be in shades, reclining on raised couches.

لَہُمْ فِيْہَا فَاكِہَۃٌ وَّلَہُمْ مَّا يَدَّعُوْنَ۝۵۷ۚۖ

LAHUM FEEHAA FAAKEHATUNw WA LAHUM MAA YADDAO’ON.

They shall have fruits therein, and they shall have whatever they desire.

سَلٰمٌ۝۰ۣ قَوْلًا مِّنْ رَّبٍّ رَّحِيْمٍ۝۵۸

SALAAMUN, QAWLAM MIR-RABBIR RAHEEM.

Peace: a word from a Merciful Lord.

وَامْتَازُوا الْيَوْمَ اَيُّہَا الْمُجْرِمُوْنَ۝۵۹

WAM TAAZUL YAWMA AYYOHAL MUJREMOON.

And get aside today, O guilty ones!

اَلَمْ اَعْہَدْ اِلَيْكُمْ يٰبَنِيْٓ اٰدَمَ اَنْ لَّا تَعْبُدُوا الشَّيْطٰنَ۝۰ۚ اِنَّہٗ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِيْنٌ۝۶۰ۙ

ALAM A-A’HAD ELAYKUM YAA BANEE AADAMA AL-LAA TA’BODUSH-SHAYTAANA, INNAHU LAKUM A’DUWWUM MOBEEN.

Did I not charge you, O children of Adam! that you should not serve the Satan? Surely he is your open enemy,

وَّاَنِ اعْبُدُوْنِيْ۝۰ۭؔ ھٰذَا صِرَاطٌ مُّسْتَــقِيْمٌ۝۶۱

WA ANE’-BODOONEE, HAAZAA SERAATUM MUSTAQEEM.

And that you should serve Me; this is the right way.

وَلَقَدْ اَضَلَّ مِنْكُمْ جِبِلًّا كَثِيْرًا۝۰ۭ اَفَلَمْ تَكُوْنُوْا تَـعْقِلُوْنَ۝۶۲

WA LAQAD AZALLA MINKUM JEBILLAN KASEERAA, A-FALAM TAKOONOO TA’QELOON.

And certainly he led astray numerous people from among you. What! could you not then understand?

ہٰذِہٖ جَہَنَّمُ الَّتِيْ كُنْتُمْ تُوْعَدُوْنَ۝۶۳

HAAZEHI JAHANNAMUL LATEE KUNTUM TOO-A’DOON.

This is the hell with which you were threatened.

اِصْلَوْہَا الْيَوْمَ بِمَا كُنْتُمْ تَكْفُرُوْنَ۝۶۴

ISLAWHAL YAWMA BEMAA KUNTUM TAKFOROON.

Enter into it this day because you disbelieved.

اَلْيَوْمَ نَخْتِمُ عَلٰٓي اَفْوَاہِہِمْ وَتُكَلِّمُنَآ اَيْدِيْہِمْ وَتَشْہَدُ اَرْجُلُہُمْ بِمَا كَانُوْا يَكْسِبُوْنَ۝۶۵

AL-YAWMA NAKHTEMO A’LAA AFWAA-HEHIM WA TOKALLEMONAA AYDEEHIM WA TASH-HADO ARJOLOHUM BEMAA KAANOO YAKSEBOON.

On that day We will set a seal upon their mouths, and their hands shall speak to Us, and their feet shall bear witness of what they earned.

وَلَوْ نَشَاۗءُ لَطَمَسْـنَا عَلٰٓي اَعْيُـنِہِمْ فَاسْتَــبَقُوا الصِّرَاطَ فَاَنّٰى يُبْصِرُوْنَ۝۶۶

WA LAW NA-SHAAA-O LATAMASNAA A’LAA A-A’YONEHIM FASTABAQUS-SERAATA FA-ANNAA YUBSEROON.

And if We please We would certainly put out their eyes, then they would run about groping for the way, but how should they see?

وَلَوْ نَشَاۗءُ لَمَسَخْنٰہُمْ عَلٰي مَكَانَـتِہِمْ فَمَا اسْـتَــطَاعُوْا مُضِيًّا وَّلَا يَرْجِعُوْنَ۝۶۷ۧ

WA LAW NASHAAA-O LAMASAKHNAAHUM A’LAA MAKAANATEHIM FAMAS-TA-TAA-OO’ MOZIYYANw WA LAA YARJE-O’ON.

And if We please We would surely transform them in their place, then they would not be able to go on, nor will they return.

وَمَنْ نُّعَمِّرْہُ نُنَكِّسْہُ فِي الْخَلْقِ۝۰ۭ اَفَلَا يَعْقِلُوْنَ۝۶۸

WA MAN NO-A’MMIRHO NONAKKISHO FIL KHALQE, AFALAA YA’QELOON.

And whomsoever We cause to live long, We reduce (him) to an abject state in constitution; do they not then understand?

وَمَا عَلَّمْنٰہُ الشِّعْرَ وَمَا يَنْۢبَغِيْ لَہٗ۝۰ۭ اِنْ ہُوَاِلَّا ذِكْرٌ وَّقُرْاٰنٌ مُّبِيْنٌ۝۶۹ۙ

WA MAA A’LLAMNAAHUSH-SHE’RA WA MAA YANBAGHEE LAHU, IN HOWA ILLAA ZIKRUNw WA QURAANUM MOBEEN.

And We have not taught him poetry, nor is it meet for him; it is nothing but a reminder and a plain Quran,

لِّيُنْذِرَ مَنْ كَانَ حَيًّا وَّيَحِقَّ الْقَوْلُ عَلَي الْكٰفِرِيْنَ۝۷۰

LEYUNZERA MAN KAANA HAYYANw WA YAHIQQAL QAWLO A’LAL KAAFEREEN.

That it may warn him who would have life, and (that) the word may prove true against the unbelievers.

اَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا اَنَّا خَلَقْنَا لَہُمْ مِّمَّا عَمِلَتْ اَيْدِيْنَآ اَنْعَامًا فَہُمْ لَہَا مٰلِكُوْنَ۝۷۱

AWALAM YARAW ANNAA KHALAQNAA LAHUM MIMMAA A’MELAT AYDEENAA AN-A’AMAN FAHUM LAHAA MAALEKOON.

Do they not see that We have created cattle for them, out of what Our hands have wrought, so they are their masters?

وَذَلَّــلْنٰہَا لَہُمْ فَمِنْہَا رَكُوْبُہُمْ وَمِنْہَا يَاْكُلُوْنَ۝۷۲

WA ZALLALNAAHAA LAHUM FAMINHAA RAKOOBOHIM WA MINHAA YAAKOLOON.

And We have subjected them to them, so some of them they have to ride upon, and some of them they eat.

وَلَہُمْ فِيْہَا مَنَافِعُ وَمَشَارِبُ۝۰ۭ اَفَلَا يَشْكُرُوْنَ۝۷۳

WA LAHUM FEEHAA MANAAFE-O’ WA MASHAAREB, AFALAA YASHKOROON.

And therein they have advantages and drinks; will they not then be grateful?

وَاتَّخَذُوْا مِنْ دُوْنِ اللہِ اٰلِہَۃً لَّعَلَّہُمْ يُنْصَرُوْنَ۝۷۴ۭ

WAT-TAKHAZOO MIN DOONIL LAAHE AALEHATAL LA-A’LLAHUM YUNSAROON.

And they have taken gods besides Allah that they may be helped.

لَا يَسْتَطِيْعُوْنَ نَصْرَہُمْ۝۰ۙ وَہُمْ لَہُمْ جُنْدٌ مُّحْضَرُوْنَ۝۷۵

LAA YASTA-TEE-O’ONA NASRAHUM, WA HUM LAHUM JUNDUM MOHZAROON.

(But) they shall not be able to assist them, and they shall be a host brought up before them.

فَلَا يَحْزُنْكَ قَوْلُہُمْ۝۰ۘ اِنَّا نَعْلَمُ مَا يُسِرُّوْنَ وَمَا يُعْلِنُوْنَ۝۷۶

FALAA YAHZUNKA QAWLOHUM, INNAA NA’LAMO MAA YOSIRROONA WA MAA YO’LENOON.

Therefore let not their speech grieve you; surely We know what they do in secret and what they do openly.

اَوَلَمْ يَرَ الْاِنْسَانُ اَنَّا خَلَقْنٰہُ مِنْ نُّطْفَۃٍ فَاِذَا ہُوَخَصِيْمٌ مُّبِيْنٌ۝۷۷

AWALAM YARAL INSAANO ANNAA KHALAQNAAHO MIN NUTFATIN FA-EZAA HOWA KHASEEMUM MOBEEN.

Does not man see that We have created him from the small seed? Then lo! he is an open disputant.

وَضَرَبَ لَنَا مَثَلًا وَّنَسِيَ خَلْقَہٗ۝۰ۭ قَالَ مَنْ يُّـحْيِ الْعِظَامَ وَہِىَ رَمِيْمٌ۝۷۸

WA-ZARABA LANAA MASALANw WA-NASEYA KHALQAH, QAALA MANy YOHYIL E’ZAAMA WA HEYA RAMEEM.

And he strikes out a likeness for Us and forgets his own creation. Says he: Who will give life to the bones when they are rotten?

قُلْ يُحْيِيْہَا الَّذِيْٓ اَنْشَاَہَآ اَوَّلَ مَرَّۃٍ۝۰ۭ وَہُوَبِكُلِّ خَلْقٍ عَلِـيْمُۨ۝۷۹ۙ

QUL YOHYEEHAL LAZeE AN-SHA-A-HAA AWWALA MARRAh, WA HOWA BEKULLE KHALQIN A’LEEMo-nil.

Say: He will give life to them Who brought them into existence at first, and He is cognizant of all creation

الَّذِيْ جَعَلَ لَكُمْ مِّنَ الشَّجَرِ الْاَخْضَرِ نَارًا فَاِذَآ اَنْتُمْ مِّنْہُ تُوْقِدُوْنَ۝۸۰

LAZEE JA-A’LA LAKUM MENASH-SHAJARIL AKH-ZARE NAARAN FA-EZAA ANTUM MINHO TOOQEDOON.

He Who has made for you the fire (to burn) from the green tree, so that with it you kindle (fire).

اَوَلَيْسَ الَّذِيْ خَلَقَ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالْاَرْضَ بِقٰدِرٍ عَلٰٓي اَنْ يَّخْلُقَ مِثْلَہُمْ۝۰ۭ۬ بَلٰى۝۰۝۰ۤوَہُوَالْخَلّٰقُ الْعَلِـيْمُ۝۸۱

AWA LAYSAL LAZEe KHALAQAS SAMAAWAATE WAL-ARZA BE-QAADERIN A’LAA ANy-YAKHLOQA MISLAHUM, BALAA, WA HOWAL KHALLAAQUL A’LEEM.

Is not He Who created the heavens and the earth able to create the like of them? Yea! and He is the Creator (of all), the Knower.

اِنَّمَآ اَمْرُہٗٓ اِذَآ اَرَادَ شَـيْـــــًٔا اَنْ يَّقُوْلَ لَہٗ كُنْ فَيَكُوْنُ۝۸۲

INNAMAA AMROHU EZAA ARAADA SHAY-AN ANy YAQOOLA LAHU KUN FAYAKOON.

His command, when He intends anything, is only to say to it: Be, so it is.

فَسُبْحٰنَ الَّذِيْ بِيَدِہٖ مَلَكُوْتُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَّاِلَيْہِ تُرْجَعُوْنَ۝۸۳ۧ

FA SUBHAANAL LAZEe BEYADEHI MALAKOOTO KULLE SHAYINw WA ELAYHE TURJA-O’ON.

Therefore glory be to Him in Whose hand is the kingdom of all things, and to Him you shall be brought back.

Surah Rahmaan

بِسْمِ اللہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

BISMIL LAAHIR RAHMAANIR RAHEEM

In the Name of Allah, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate

اَلرَّحْمٰنُ۝۱ۙ

AR-RAHMAAN.

The Beneficent Allah,

عَلَّمَ الْقُرْاٰنَ۝۲ۭ

A’LLAMAL QURAAN.

Taught the Quran.

خَلَقَ الْاِنْسَانَ۝۳ۙ

KHALAQAL INSAAN.

He created man,

عَلَّمَہُ الْبَيَانَ۝۴

A’LLAMAHUL BAYAAN.

Taught him the mode of expression.

اَلشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُ بِحُسْـبَانٍ۝۵۠

ASH-SHAMSO WAL-QAMARO BE HUSBAANIN.

The sun and the moon follow a reckoning.

وَّالنَّجْمُ وَالشَّجَرُ يَسْجُدٰنِ۝۶

WAN-NAJMO WASH-SHAJARO YASJODAAN.

And the herbs and the trees do prostrate (to Him).

وَالسَّمَاۗءَ رَفَعَہَا وَوَضَعَ الْمِيْزَانَ۝۷ۙ

WAS-SAMAAA-A RAFA-A’HAA WA-WAZA-A’L MEEZAAN.

And the heaven, He raised it high, and He made the balance

اَلَّا تَطْغَوْا فِي الْمِيْزَانِ۝۸

ALLAA TATGHAW FIL MEEZAAN.

That you may not be inordinate in respect of the measure.

وَاَقِيْمُوا الْوَزْنَ بِالْقِسْطِ وَلَا تُخْسِرُوا الْمِيْزَانَ۝۹

WA AQEEMUL WAZNA BIL QISTE WA LAA TUKHSERUL MEEZAAN.

And keep up the balance with equity and do not make the measure deficient.

وَالْاَرْضَ وَضَعَہَا لِلْاَنَامِ۝۱۰ۙ

WAL ARZA WA ZA-A’HAA LIL ANAAM.

And the earth, He has set it for living creatures;

فِيْہَا فَاكِہَۃٌ۝۰۠ۙ وَّالنَّخْلُ ذَاتُ الْاَكْمَامِ۝۱۱ۖ

FEEHAA FAAKEHATUNw WAN-NAKHLO ZAATUL AKMAAM.

Therein is fruit and palms having sheathed clusters,

وَالْحَبُّ ذُو الْعَصْفِ وَالرَّيْحَانُ۝۱۲ۚ

WAL-HABBO ZUL-A’SFE WAR-RAYHAAN.

And the grain with (its) husk and fragrance.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۱۳

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

خَلَقَ الْاِنْسَانَ مِنْ صَلْصَالٍ كَالْفَخَّارِ۝۱۴ۙ

KHALAQAL INSAANA MIN SALSAALIN KAL-FAKHKHAAR.

He created man from dry clay like earthen vessels,

وَخَلَقَ الْجَاۗنَّ مِنْ مَّارِجٍ مِّنْ نَّارٍ۝۱۵ۚ

WA KHALAQAL JAAAN-NA MIN MAAREJIM MIN NAAR.

And He created the jinn of a flame of fire.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۱۶

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

رَبُّ الْمَشْرِقَيْنِ وَرَبُّ الْمَغْرِبَيْنِ۝۱۷ۚ

RABBUL MASHREQAYNE WA RABBUL MAGHREBAYN.

Lord of the East and Lord of the West.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۱۸

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

مَرَجَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ يَلْتَقِيٰنِ۝۱۹ۙ

MARAJAL BAHRAYNE YALTAQEYAAN.

He has made the two seas to flow freely (so that) they meet together:

بَيْنَہُمَا بَرْزَخٌ لَّا يَبْغِيٰنِ۝۲۰ۚ

BAYNAHOMAA BARZAKHUL LAA YABGHEYAAN.

Between them is a barrier which they cannot pass.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۲۱

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

يَخْرُجُ مِنْہُمَا اللُّؤْلُؤُ وَالْمَرْجَانُ۝۲۲ۚ

YAKHROJO MINHOMAL LO-LO-O WAL MARJAAN.

There come forth from them pearls, both large and small.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۲۳

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

وَلَہُ الْجَوَارِ الْمُنْشَــٰٔتُ فِي الْبَحْرِ كَالْاَعْلَامِ۝۲۴ۚ

WA LAHUL JAWAARIL MUNSHA-AATO FIL BAHRE KAL-A-A’LAAM.

And His are the ships reared aloft in the sea like mountains.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۲۵ۧ

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

كُلُّ مَنْ عَلَيْہَا فَانٍ۝۲۶ۚۖ

KULLO MAN A’LAYHAA FAANIN.

Everyone on it must pass away.

وَّيَبْقٰى وَجْہُ رَبِّكَ ذُو الْجَلٰلِ وَالْاِكْرَامِ۝۲۷ۚ

WA YABQAA WAJHO RABBEKA ZUL-JALAALE WAL-IKRAAM.

And there will endure for ever the person of your Lord, the Lord of glory and honor.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۲۸

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

يَسْـَٔـلُہٗ مَنْ فِي السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالْاَرْضِ۝۰ۭ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ ہُوَفِيْ شَاْنٍ۝۲۹ۚ

YAS-ALOHU MAN FIS SAMAAWAATE WAL-ARZ, KULLA YAWMIN HOWA FEE SHAAN.

All those who are in the heavens and the earth ask of Him; every moment He is in a state (of glory).

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۳۰

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

سَنَفْرُغُ لَكُمْ اَيُّہَا الثَّقَلٰنِ۝۳۱ۚ

SANAFROGHO LAKUM AYYOHAS SAQALAAN.

Soon will We apply Ourselves to you, O you two armies.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۳۲

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

يٰمَعْشَرَ الْجِنِّ وَالْاِنْسِ اِنِ اسْتَطَعْتُمْ اَنْ تَنْفُذُوْا مِنْ اَقْطَارِ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالْاَرْضِ فَانْفُذُوْا۝۰ۭ لَا تَنْفُذُوْنَ اِلَّا بِسُلْطٰنٍ۝۳۳ۚ

YAA MA’SHARAL JINNE WAL INSE ENIS TA-TA’TUM AN TANFOZOO MIN AQTAARIS SAMAAWAATE WAL ARZE FANFOZOO, LAA TANFOZOONA ILLAA BE SULTAAN.

O assembly of the jinn and the men! If you are able to pass through the regions of the heavens and the earth, then pass through; you cannot pass through but with authority.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۳۴

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

يُرْسَلُ عَلَيْكُمَا شُوَاظٌ مِّنْ نَّارٍ۝۰ۥۙ وَّنُحَاسٌ فَلَا تَنْتَصِرٰنِ۝۳۵ۚ

YURSALO A’LAYKOMAA SHOWAAZUM MIN NAARINw, WA NOHAASUN FALAA TANTASERAAN.

The flames of fire and smoke will be sent on you two, then you will not be able to defend yourselves.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۳۶

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

فَاِذَا انْشَقَّتِ السَّمَاۗءُ فَكَانَتْ وَرْدَۃً كَالدِّہَانِ۝۳۷ۚ

FA-EZAN SHAQQATIS SAMAAA-O FA-KAANAT WARDATAN KAD-DEHAAN.

And when the heaven is rent asunder, and then becomes red like red hide.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۳۸

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

فَيَوْمَىِٕذٍ لَّا يُسْـَٔــلُ عَنْ ذَنْۢبِہٖٓ اِنْسٌ وَّلَا جَاۗنٌّ۝۳۹ۚ

FA YAWMA-EZIL LAA YUS-ALO A’N ZANBEHI INSUNw WA LAA JAAAN.

So on that day neither man nor jinni shall be asked about his sin.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۴۰

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

يُعْرَفُ الْمُجْرِمُوْنَ بِسِيْمٰہُمْ فَيُؤْخَذُ بِالنَّوَاصِيْ وَالْاَقْدَامِ۝۴۱ۚ

YO’RAFUL MUJREMOONA BE SEEMAAHUM FA-YOO-KHAZO BIN NAWAASEE WAL AQDAAM.

The guilty shall be recognized by their marks, so they shall be seized by the forelocks and the feet.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۴۲

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

ہٰذِہٖ جَہَنَّمُ الَّتِيْ يُكَذِّبُ بِہَا الْمُجْرِمُوْنَ۝۴۳ۘ

HAAZEHI JAHANNAMUL LATEE YOKAZZEBO BEHAL MUJREMOON.

This is the hell which the guilty called a lie.

يَطُوْفُوْنَ بَيْنَہَا وَبَيْنَ حَمِيْمٍ اٰنٍ۝۴۴ۚ

YATOOFOONA BAYNAHAA WA BAYNA HAMEEMIN AAN.

Round about shall they go between it and hot, boiling water.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۴۵ۧ

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

وَلِمَنْ خَافَ مَقَامَ رَبِّہٖ جَنَّتٰنِ۝۴۶ۚ

WA LEMAN KHAAFA MAQAAMA RABBEHI JANNATAAN.

And for him who fears to stand before his Lord are two gardens.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۴۷ۙ

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

ذَوَاتَآ اَفْنَانٍ۝۴۸ۚ

ZAWAATAA AFNAAN.

Having in them various kinds.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۴۹

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

فِيْہِمَا عَيْنٰنِ تَجْرِيٰنِ۝۵۰ۚ

FEEHEMAA A’YNAANE TAJREYAAN.

In both of them are two fountains flowing.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۵۱

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAANE.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

فِيْہِمَا مِنْ كُلِّ فَاكِہَۃٍ زَوْجٰنِ۝۵۲ۚ

FEEHEMAA MIN KULLE FAAKEHATIN ZAWJAAN.

In both of them are two pairs of every fruit.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۵۳

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

مُتَّكِــــِٕيْنَ عَلٰي فُرُشٍؚبَطَاۗىِٕنُہَا مِنْ اِسْتَبْرَقٍ۝۰ۭ وَجَنَا الْجَنَّـتَيْنِ دَانٍ۝۵۴ۚ

MUTTAKE-EENA A’LAA FOROSHIM BATAAA-ENOHAA MIN ISTABRAQIN, WA JANAL JANNATAYNE DAAN.

Reclining on beds, the inner coverings of which are of silk brocade; and the fruits of the two gardens shall be within reach.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۵۵

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

فِيْہِنَّ قٰصِرٰتُ الطَّرْفِ۝۰ۙ لَمْ يَطْمِثْہُنَّ اِنْسٌ قَبْلَہُمْ وَلَا جَاۗنٌّ۝۵۶ۚ

FEEHINNA QAASERAATUT TARFE, LAM YATMISHUNNA INSUN QABLAHUM WALAA JAAAN.

In them shall be those who restrained their eyes; before them neither man nor jinni shall have touched them.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۵۷ۚ

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

كَاَنَّہُنَّ الْيَاقُوْتُ وَالْمَرْجَانُ۝۵۸ۚ

KA-ANNAHUNNAL YAAQOOTO WAL MARJAAN.

As though they were rubies and pearls.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۵۹

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

ہَلْ جَزَاۗءُ الْاِحْسَانِ اِلَّا الْاِحْسَانُ۝۶۰ۚ

HAL JAZAAA-UL EHSAANE ILLAL EHSAAN.

Is the reward of goodness aught but goodness?

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۶۱

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

وَمِنْ دُوْنِہِمَا جَنَّتٰنِ۝۶۲ۚ

WA MIN DOONEHEMAA JANNATAAN.

And besides these two are two (other) gardens:

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۶۳ۙ

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

مُدْہَاۗمَّتٰنِ۝۶۴ۚ

MUD-HAAMMATAAN.

Both inclining to blackness.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۶۵ۚ

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

فِيْہِمَا عَيْنٰنِ نَضَّاخَتٰنِ۝۶۶ۚ

FEEHEMAA A’YNAANE NAZZAAKHATAAN.

In both of them are two springs gushing forth.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۶۷

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

فِيْہِمَا فَاكِہَۃٌ وَّنَخْلٌ وَّرُمَّانٌ۝۶۸ۚ

FEEHEMAA FAAKEHATUNw WA NAKHLUNw WA RUMMAAN.

In both are fruits and palms and pomegranates.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۶۹ۚ

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

فِيْہِنَّ خَيْرٰتٌ حِسَانٌ۝۷۰ۚ

FEEHINNA KHAYRAATUN HESAAN.

In them are goodly things, beautiful ones.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۷۱ۚ

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

حُوْرٌ مَّقْصُوْرٰتٌ فِي الْخِيَامِ۝۷۲ۚ

HOORUM MAQSOORAATUN FIL KHEYAAM.

Pure ones confined to the pavilions.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۷۳ۚ

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

لَمْ يَطْمِثْہُنَّ اِنْسٌ قَبْلَہُمْ وَلَا جَاۗنٌّ۝۷۴ۚ

LAM YAT-MISHUNNA INSUN QABLAHUM WA LAA JAAAN.

Man has not touched them before them nor jinni.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۷۵ۚ

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

مُتَّكِــــِٕيْنَ عَلٰي رَفْرَفٍ خُضْرٍ وَّعَبْقَرِيٍّ حِسَانٍ۝۷۶ۚ

MUTTAKE-EENA A’LAA RAFRAFIN KHUZRInW WA A’BQARIYYIN HESAAN.

Reclining on green cushions and beautiful carpets.

فَبِاَيِّ اٰلَاۗءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبٰنِ۝۷۷

FABE-AYYE AALAAA-E RABBEKOMAA TOKAZZEBAAN.

Which then of the bounties of your Lord will you deny?

تَبٰرَكَ اسْمُ رَبِّكَ ذِي الْجَلٰلِ وَالْاِكْرَامِ۝۷۸ۧ

TABAARAKAS-MO RABBEKA ZIL JALAALE WAL IKRAAM.

Blessed be the name of your Lord, the Lord of Glory and Honor!

Surah Insaan (Dahr)

بِسْمِ اللہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

BISMIL LAAHIR RAHMAANIR RAHEEM

In the Name of Allah, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate

ہَلْ اَتٰى عَلَي الْاِنْسَانِ حِيْنٌ مِّنَ الدَّہْرِ لَمْ يَكُنْ شَـيْــــًٔا مَّذْكُوْرًا۝۱

HAL ATAA A’LAL INSAANE HEENUM MENAD DAHRE LAM YAKUN SHAY-AM MAZKOORAA.

There surely came over man a period of time when he was a thing not worth mentioning.

اِنَّا خَلَقْنَا الْاِنْسَانَ مِنْ نُّطْفَۃٍ اَمْشَاجٍ۝۰ۤۖ نَّبْتَلِيْہِ فَجَعَلْنٰہُ سَمِيْعًۢا بَصِيْرًا۝۲

INNAA KHALAQNAL INSAANA MIN NUTFATIN AMSHAAjIN, NABTALEEHE FA-JA-A’LNAAHO SAMEE-A’M BASEERAA.

Surely We have created man from a small life-germ uniting (itself): We mean to try him, so We have made him hearing, seeing.

اِنَّا ہَدَيْنٰہُ السَّبِيْلَ اِمَّا شَاكِرًا وَّاِمَّا كَفُوْرًا۝۳

INNAA HADAYNAAHUS SABEELA IMMAA SHAAKERANw WA IMMAA KAFOORAA.

Surely We have shown him the way: he may be thankful or unthankful.

اِنَّآ اَعْتَدْنَا لِلْكٰفِرِيْنَ سَلٰسِلَا۟ وَاَغْلٰلًا وَّسَعِيْرًا۝۴

INNAA A-A’TADNAA LIL KAAFEREENA SALAASELAA WA AGHLAALANw WA SA-E’ERAA.

Surely We have prepared for the unbelievers chains and shackles and a burning fire.

اِنَّ الْاَبْرَارَ يَشْرَبُوْنَ مِنْ كَاْسٍ كَانَ مِزَاجُہَا كَافُوْرًا۝۵ۚ

INNAL ABRAARA YASHRABOONA MIN KA’SIN KAANA MEZAAJOHAA KAAFOORAA.

Surely the righteous shall drink of a cup the admixture of which is camphor

عَيْنًا يَّشْرَبُ بِہَا عِبَادُ اللہِ يُفَجِّرُوْنَہَا تَفْجِيْرًا۝۶

A’YNAN-y YASHRABO BEHAA E’BAADUL LAAHE YOFAJJEROONAHAA TAFJEERAA.

A fountain from which the servants of Allah shall drink; they make it to flow a (goodly) flowing forth.

يُوْفُوْنَ بِالنَّذْرِ وَيَخَافُوْنَ يَوْمًا كَانَ شَرُّہٗ مُسْـتَطِيْرًا۝۷

YOOFOONA BIN-NAZRE WA YAKHAAFOONA YAWMAN KAANA ShARROHU MUSTA-TEERAA.

They fulfill vows and fear a day the evil of which shall be spreading far and wide.

وَيُطْعِمُوْنَ الطَّعَامَ عَلٰي حُبِّہٖ مِسْكِيْنًا وَّيَـتِـيْمًا وَّاَسِيْرًا۝۸

WA YUT-E’MUNAT TA-A’AMA A’LAA HUBBEHI MISKEENANw WA YATEEMANw WA ASEERAA.

And they give food out of love for Him to the poor and the orphan and the captive:

اِنَّمَا نُـطْعِمُكُمْ لِوَجْہِ اللہِ لَا نُرِيْدُ مِنْكُمْ جَزَاۗءً وَّلَا شُكُوْرًا۝۹

INNAMAA NUT-E’MOKUM LE WAJHIL LAAHE LAA NOREEDO MINKUM JA-ZAAA-ANw WA LAA SHOKOORAA.

We only feed you for Allah's sake; we desire from you neither reward nor thanks:

اِنَّا نَخَافُ مِنْ رَّبِّنَا يَوْمًا عَبُوْسًا قَمْطَرِيْرًا۝۱۰

INNAA NAKHAAFO MIR RABBENAA YAWMAN A’BOOSAN QAMTAREERAA.

Surely we fear from our Lord a stern, distressful day.

فَوَقٰىہُمُ اللہُ شَرَّ ذٰلِكَ الْيَوْمِ وَلَقّٰىہُمْ نَضْرَۃً وَّسُرُوْرًا۝۱۱ۚ

FA-WAQAAHOMUL LAAHO SHARRA ZAALEKAL YAWME WA LAQQAAHUM NAZRATANw WA SOROORAA.

Therefore Allah win guard them from the evil of that day and cause them to meet with ease and happiness;

وَجَزٰىہُمْ بِمَا صَبَرُوْا جَنَّۃً وَّحَرِيْرًا۝۱۲ۙ

WA JA-ZAAHUM BEMAA SABAROO JANNATANw WA HAREERAM.

And reward them, because they were patient, with garden and silk,

مُّتَّكِــــِٕيْنَ فِيْہَا عَلَي الْاَرَاۗىِٕكِ۝۰ۚ لَا يَرَوْنَ فِيْہَا شَمْسًا وَّلَا زَمْہَرِيْرًا۝۱۳ۚ

MUT-TAKE-EENA FEEHAA A’LAL A-RAAA-EK, LAA YARAWNA FEEHAA SHAMSANw WA LAA ZAMHAREERAA.

Reclining therein on raised couches, they shall find therein neither (the severe heat of) the sun nor intense cold.

وَدَانِيَۃً عَلَيْہِمْ ظِلٰلُہَا وَذُلِّـلَتْ قُطُوْفُہَا تَذْلِيْلًا۝۱۴

WA DAANEYATAN A’LAYHIM ZELAALOHAA WA ZULLAT QOTOOFOHAA TAZLEELAA.

And close down upon them (shall be) its shadows, and its fruits shall be made near (to them), being easy to reach.

وَيُطَافُ عَلَيْہِمْ بِاٰنِيَۃٍ مِّنْ فِضَّۃٍ وَّاَكْوَابٍ كَانَتْ قَؔوَارِيْرَا۟۝۱۵ۙ

WA YOTAAFO A’LAYHIM BE-AANEYATIM MIN FIZZATINw WA AKWAABIN KAANAT QAWAAREERAA.

And there shall be made to go round about them vessels of silver and goblets which are of glass,

قَؔوَارِيْرَا۟ مِنْ فِضَّۃٍ قَدَّرُوْہَا تَقْدِيْرًا۝۱۶

QAWAAREERAA MIN FIZZATIN QADDAROOHAA TAQDEERAA.

(Transparent as) glass, made of silver; they have measured them according to a measure.

وَيُسْقَوْنَ فِيْہَا كَاْسًا كَانَ مِزَاجُہَا زَنْجَبِيْلًا۝۱۷ۚ

WA YUSQAWNA FEEHAA KA’SAN KAANA MEZAAJOHAA ZANJABEELAA.

And they shall be made to drink therein a cup the admixture of which shall be ginger,

عَيْنًا فِيْہَا تُسَمّٰى سَلْسَبِيْلًا۝۱۸

A’YNAN FEEHAA TOSAMMAA SAL-SABEELAA.

(Of) a fountain therein which is named Salsabil.

وَيَطُوْفُ عَلَيْہِمْ وِلْدَانٌ مُّخَلَّدُوْنَ۝۰ۚ اِذَا رَاَيْتَہُمْ حَسِبْتَہُمْ لُؤْلُؤًا مَّنْثُوْرًا۝۱۹

WA YATOOFO A’LAYHIM WILDAANUM MOKHALLADOON, EZAA RA-AYTAHUM HASIBTAHUM LO’LO-AM MANSOORAA.

And round about them shall go youths never altering in age; when you see them you will think them to be scattered pearls.

وَاِذَا رَاَيْتَ ثَمَّ رَاَيْتَ نَعِيْمًا وَّمُلْكًا كَبِيْرًا۝۲۰

WA EZAA RA-AYTA SaMMA RA-AYTA NA-E’EMANw WA MULKAN KABEERAA.

And when you see there, you shall see blessings and a great kingdom.

عٰلِيَہُمْ ثِيَابُ سُـنْدُسٍ خُضْرٌ وَّاِسْـتَبْرَقٌ۝۰ۡوَّحُلُّوْٓا اَسَاوِرَ مِنْ فِضَّۃٍ۝۰ۚ وَسَقٰىہُمْ رَبُّہُمْ شَرَابًا طَہُوْرًا۝۲۱

A’ALEYAHUM SEYAABO SUNDOSIN KHUZRUNw WA ISTABRAQUNw, WA HULLOO ASAAWERA MIN FIZZAH, WA SAQAAHUM RABBOHUM SHARAABAN TAHOORAA.

Upon them shall be garments of fine green silk and thick silk interwoven with gold, and they shall be adorned with bracelets of silver, and their Lord shall make them drink a pure drink.

اِنَّ ہٰذَا كَانَ لَكُمْ جَزَاۗءً وَّكَانَ سَعْيُكُمْ مَّشْكُوْرًا۝۲۲ۧ

INNA HAAZAA KAANA LAKUM JA-ZAAA-ANw WA KAANA SA’YOKUM MASHKOORAA.

Surely this is a reward for you, and your striving shall be recompensed.

اِنَّا نَـحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْقُرْاٰنَ تَنْزِيْلًا۝۲۳ۚ

INNAA NAHNO NAZZALNAA A’LAYKAL QURAANA TANZEELAA.

Surely We Ourselves have revealed the Quran to you revealing (it) in portions.

فَاصْبِرْ لِحُكْمِ رَبِّكَ وَلَا تُطِعْ مِنْہُمْ اٰثِمًا اَوْ كَفُوْرًا۝۲۴ۚ

FASBIR LE-HUKME RABBEKA WA LAA TO-TE’ MINHUM AASEMAN AW KAFOORAA.

Therefore wait patiently for the command of your Lord, and obey not from among them a sinner or an ungrateful one.

وَاذْكُرِ اسْمَ رَبِّكَ بُكْرَۃً وَّاَصِيْلًا۝۲۵ۖۚ

WAZ KORISMA RABBEKA BUKRATAnW WA ASEELAA.

And glorify the name of your Lord morning and evening.

وَمِنَ الَّيْلِ فَاسْجُدْ لَہٗ وَسَبِّحْہُ لَيْلًا طَوِيْلًا۝۲۶

WA MENAL LAYLE FASJUD LAHU WA SABBEH-HO LAYLAN TAWEELAA.

And during part of the night adore Him, and give glory to Him (a) long (part of the) night.

اِنَّ ہٰٓؤُلَاۗءِ يُحِبُّوْنَ الْعَاجِلَۃَ وَيَذَرُوْنَ وَرَاۗءَہُمْ يَوْمًا ثَــقِيْلًا۝۲۷

INNA HAA-O-LAAA-E YOHIBBOONAL A’AJELATA WA YAZAROONA WA RAAA-AHUM YAWMAN SAQEELAA.

Surely these love the transitory and neglect a grievous day before them.

نَـحْنُ خَلَقْنٰہُمْ وَشَدَدْنَآ اَسْرَہُمْ۝۰ۚ وَاِذَا شِئْنَا بَدَّلْنَآ اَمْثَالَہُمْ تَبْدِيْلًا۝۲۸

NAHNO KHALAQNAAHUM WA SHADADNAA ASRAHUM, WA EZAA SHE’NAA BAD-DALNAA AMSAALAHUM TABDEELAA.

We created them and made firm their make, and when We please We will bring in their place the likes of them by a change.

اِنَّ ہٰذِہٖ تَذْكِرَۃٌ۝۰ۚ فَمَنْ شَاۗءَ اتَّخَذَ اِلٰى رَبِّہٖ سَبِيْلًا۝۲۹

INNA HAAZEHI TAZKERAH, FAMAN SHAAA-AT TAKHAZA ELAA RABBEHI SABEELAA.

Surely this is a reminder, so whoever pleases takes to his Lord a way.

وَمَا تَشَاۗءُوْنَ اِلَّآ اَنْ يَّشَاۗءَ اللہُ۝۰ۭ اِنَّ اللہَ كَانَ عَلِــيْمًا حَكِــيْمًا۝۳۰ۤۖ

WA MAA TA-SHAAA-OONA ILLAA AN-y YA-SHAAA-AL LAAH, INNAL LAAHA KAANA A’LEEMAN HAKEEMAN-y.

And you do not please except that Allah please, surely Allah is Knowing, Wise;

يُّدْخِلُ مَنْ يَّشَاۗءُ فِيْ رَحْمَتِہٖ۝۰ۭ وَالظّٰلِمِيْنَ اَعَدَّ لَہُمْ عَذَابًا اَلِــيْمًا۝۳۱ۧ

YUDKHELO MAN-y YA-SHAAA-O FEE RAHMATEH, WAZ ZAALEMEENA A-A’DDA LAHUM A’ZAABAN ALEEMAA.

He makes whom He pleases to enter into His mercy; and (as for) the unjust, He has prepared for them a painful chastisement.

Surah Qadr

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

Bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem

In the Name of Allah, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate

اِنَّآ اَنْزَلْنٰہُ فِيْ لَيْلَۃِ الْقَدْرِ۝۱ۚۖ

INNAA ANZALNAAHO FEE LAYLATIL QADR.

Surely We revealed it on the grand night.

وَمَآ اَدْرٰىكَ مَا لَيْلَۃُ الْقَدْرِ۝۲ۭ

WA MAA ADRAAKA MAA LAYLATUL QADR.

And what will make you comprehend what the grand night

لَيْلَۃُ الْقَدْرِ۝۰ۥۙ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ اَلْفِ شَہْرٍ۝۳ۭؔ

LAYLATUL QADRE, KHAYRUM MIN ALFE SHAHR.

The grand night is better than a thousand months.

تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلٰۗىِٕكَۃُ وَالرُّوْحُ فِيْہَا بِـاِذْنِ رَبِّہِمْ۝۰ۚ مِنْ كُلِّ اَمْرٍ۝۴ۙۛ

TANAZZALUL MALAAA-EKATO WAR ROOHO FEEHAA BE-IZNE RABBEHIM, MIN KULLE AMRIN.

The angels and Gibreel descend in it by the permission of their Lord for every affair,

سَلٰمٌ۝۰ۣۛ ہِيَ حَتّٰى مَطْلَــعِ الْفَجْرِ۝۵ۧ

SALAAMUN, HEYA HATTAA MAT-LA-i’L FAJR.

Peace! it is till the break of the morning.

Surah Zilzaal (Zalzalah)

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

Bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem

In the Name of Allah, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate

اِذَا زُلْزِلَتِ الْاَرْضُ زِلْزَالَہَا۝۱ۙ

EZAA ZULZELATIL ARZO ZILZAALAHAA.

When the earth is shaken with her (violent) shaking,

وَاَخْرَجَتِ الْاَرْضُ اَثْقَالَہَا۝۲ۙ

WA AKHRAJATIL ARZO ASQAALAHAA.

And the earth brings forth her burdens,

وَقَالَ الْاِنْسَانُ مَا لَہَا۝۳ۚ

WA QAALAL INSAANO MAA LAHAA.

And man says: What has befallen her?

يَوْمَىِٕذٍ تُـحَدِّثُ اَخْبَارَہَا۝۴ۙ

YAWMAEZIN TOHADDESO AKHBAARAHAA.

On that day she shall tell her news,

بِاَنَّ رَبَّكَ اَوْحٰى لَہَا۝۵ۭ

BE-ANNA RABBAKA AWHAA LAHAA.

Because your Lord had inspired her.

يَوْمَىِٕذٍ يَّصْدُرُ النَّاسُ اَشْتَاتًا۝۰ۥۙ لِّيُرَوْا اَعْمَالَہُمْ۝۶ۭ

YAWMAEZIN-y YASDORUN NAASO ASHTAATAL, LEYORAW A-A’MAALAHUM.

On that day men shall come forth in sundry bodies that they may be shown their works.

فَمَنْ يَّعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّۃٍ خَيْرًا يَّرَہٗ۝۷ۭ

FAMAN-y YA’MAL MISQAALA ZAARATIN KHAYRAN-y YARAH.

So. he who has done an atom's weight of good shall see it

وَمَنْ يَّعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّۃٍ شَرًّا يَّرَہٗ۝۸ۧ

WA MAN-y YA’MAL MISQAALA ZARRATIN SHARRAN-y YARAH.

And he who has done an atom's weight of evil shall see it.

Surah A’adeyaat

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

Bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem

In the Name of Allah, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate

وَالْعٰدِيٰتِ ضَبْحًا۝۱ۙ

WAL-A’ADEYAATE ZABHAN.

I swear by the runners breathing pantingly,

فَالْمُوْرِيٰتِ قَدْحًا۝۲ۙ

FAL-MOORE-YAATE QADHAN.

Then those that produce fire striking,

فَالْمُغِيْرٰتِ صُبْحًا۝۳ۙ

FAL-MOGHEERAATE SUBHAN.

Then those that make raids at morn,

فَاَثَرْنَ بِہٖ نَقْعًا۝۴ۙ

FA-ASARNA BEHI NAQ-A’N.

Then thereby raise dust,

فَوَسَطْنَ بِہٖ جَمْعًا۝۵ۙ

FA-WASATNA BEHI JAM-A’N.

Then rush thereby upon an assembly:

اِنَّ الْاِنْسَانَ لِرَبِّہٖ لَكَنُوْدٌ۝۶ۚ

INNAL INSAANA LE-RABBEHI LA-KANOOD.

Most surely man is ungrateful to his Lord.

وَاِنَّہٗ عَلٰي ذٰلِكَ لَشَہِيْدٌ۝۷ۚ

WA INNAHU A’LAA ZAALEKA LA-SHAHEED.

And most surely he is a witness of that.

وَاِنَّہٗ لِحُبِّ الْخَيْرِ لَشَدِيْدٌ۝۸ۭ

WA INNAHU LE-HUBBIL KHAYRE LA-SHADEED.

And most surely he is tenacious in the love of wealth.

اَفَلَا يَعْلَمُ اِذَا بُعْثِرَ مَا فِي الْقُبُوْرِ۝۹ۙ

AFALAA YA’LAMO EZAA BOA’SERA MAA FIL QOBOORE.

Does he not then know when what is in the graves is raised,

وَحُصِّلَ مَا فِي الصُّدُوْرِ۝۱۰ۙ

WA HUSSELA MAA FIS SODOORE.

And what is in the breasts is made apparent?

اِنَّ رَبَّہُمْ بِہِمْ يَوْمَىِٕذٍ لَّـخَبِيْرٌ۝۱۱ۧ

INNA RABBAHUM BEHIM YAWMA-EZIL LA-KHABEER.

Most surely their Lord that day shall be fully aware of them.

Surah Nasr

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

Bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem

In the Name of Allah, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate

اِذَا جَاۗءَ نَصْرُ اللہِ وَالْفَتْحُ۝۱ۙ

ezaa jaaa-a nasrul laahe wal-fatho.

When there comes the help of Allah and the victory,

وَرَاَيْتَ النَّاسَ يَدْخُلُوْنَ فِيْ دِيْنِ اللہِ اَفْوَاجًا۝۲ۙ

wa ra-ayatan naasa yadkholoona fee deenil laahe afwaajan.

And you see men entering the religion of Allah in companies,

فَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ وَاسْتَغْفِرْہُ۝۰ۭؔ اِنَّہٗ كَانَ تَوَّابًا۝۳ۧ

fasabbeh be-hamde rabbeka was taghfirh, innahu kaana tawwaabaa.

Then celebrate the praise of your Lord, and ask His forgiveness; surely He is oft-returning (to mercy).

Surah Kaaferoon

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

Bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem

In the Name of Allah, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate

قُلْ يٰٓاَيُّہَا الْكٰفِرُوْنَ۝۱ۙ

QUL YAA AYYOHAL KAAFEROONA.

Say: O unbelievers!

لَآ اَعْبُدُ مَا تَعْبُدُوْنَ۝۲ۙ

LAA A-A’BODO MAA TA’BODOONA.

I do not serve that which you serve,

وَلَآ اَنْتُمْ عٰبِدُوْنَ مَآ اَعْبُدُ۝۳ۚ

WA LAA ANTUM A’ABEDOONA MAA A-A’BOD.

Nor do you serve Him Whom I serve:

وَلَآ اَنَا عَابِدٌ مَّا عَبَدْتُّمْ۝۴ۙ

WA LAA ANAA A’ABEDUM MAA A’BAT-TUM.

Nor am I going to serve that which you serve,

وَلَآ اَنْتُمْ عٰبِدُوْنَ مَآ اَعْبُدُ۝۵ۭ

WA LAA ANTUM A’ABEDOONA MAA A-A’BOD.

Nor are you going to serve Him Whom I serve:

لَكُمْ دِيْنُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِيْنِ۝۶ۧ

LAKUM DEENOKUM WA LEYA DEEN.

You shall have your religion and I shall have my religion.

Preface

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) as per numerical context.0

Everyday thousands of people in groups get the opportunity of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) and are blessed by this sanctified mansion. Some of them enter in this glorious court well prepared in advance with sincerety and purity of heart. While some others, who could not achieve this status, start their journey having been affected emotionally with dignity of this holy place and continue their journey so as to reach to a friend of Allah (s.w.t.).

A person can reach to a grand meaningful stage by restraining his heart and make his heart a Divine Abode after entricating it out of all other things and purify it from the love of others so as to reach the place of ‘Reza’ which is the best place of pious-hearted persons. Under this situation he lives the thing which are liked by the Almighty Allah whether it be pain or antidote, union or separation. Not only he should be agreeable with the Almighty Allah’s will but he should be in accordance with whatever He want.

Two Ziyaraat and Two Shrines

Those who acquire this stage it is as if they are reborn because their eyes and ears have opened and they have achieved a new life. And in this way they have got the bliss of this world and the hereafter. Their whole body is illuminated and they have acquired this light from the Holy Progeny of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). Not only this, but whatever is illuminated it gets its light from the lights of infallible Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). Even the two sources of light (sun and moon) are illuminated from the light of these holy personage. Even the two brothers0 shining in the heights of the sky, get their illumination through the gate of this holy progeny.

This holy progeny is the source of light and illumination and when the sovereignty of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) would be established, oppressions and darkness would be extinguished from this world. The days and nights would be illuminated from the light of the Holy Imam of the Age (a.t.f.s.). This holy progeny is not only the source of illumination but it is also the base of every goodness. If all people gather to enumerate the virtues and excellence of these holy personages (a.s.) that would not be more than two couplets.0

Now after coming out of the introductions of these holy progeny we will elaborate about two visitations and two shrines. Somebody may be able to visit the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) by dint of his pure heartedness. This is also possible that somebody in order to purify his heart, from the contamination of sins and to extricate the strangers from the shrine of Allah (s.w.t.) in his heart he may be able to visit the light of the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) somewhere outside the shrine. But this is also possible that it may be an observation.

However, as we have said that whoever visits the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) is blessed by his munificence and favours.

Three items of natural growth0 (Mawaalid-e-Salaasah)

Not only the human being is aware of the friendship and guardianship of the Holy Progeny of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) but every creature, whether in the heights of the sky or under the layer of the earth is also aware. Even the three natural growing items (i.e. animals, vegetables and minerals) accept this fact. The Holy Ahlul Bait (a.s.), by this point, has presented their friendship and guardianship over all the creatures of the Universe and also stated the knowledge of the minerals, vegetables and animals. Although the scholars of this age have been able to understand about the water and some other things on which they are researching.

Sometimes it so happens that a person visits the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) dressed in legally earned clothes and that dress, with the help of its inanimate discernment, pays more attention towards Imam Reza (a.s.) in comparison with that person who is disturbed in thinking. Is it correct that our dress is more attentive towards the Holy Imam (a.s.) in comparison to ourselves who owns spirit and discernment?

It is correct, that only the selected and chosen personage before Allah, the High, have got this ability and only they can create such circumstances who have divorced this world thrice. But if we could comprehend about the dignity and eminence of Imam Reza (a.s.) before performing his ziyaarat and think in whose court we are going to step in, it will affect the observance of the ziyaarat.

Four corners of the shrine

Taking care of the dignity and magnificence of Imam Reza (a.s.) and comprehension of cognizance of his illuminated personality greatly affect the observance of ziyaarat. As a result, the favours and munificence of Imam Reza (a.s.) over such a pilgrim is multiplied, which cannot be comprehended as the generosity and graciousness of the Holy Imam (a.s.) are unimaginable.

The consideration of these precautions attracts more favours of Imam Reza (a.s.) then there is no value of having the knowledge about ‘Nisb-e-Arba’0 (four pedigrees), as there is no value of the saying of ‘Elal-e-Arba’ (four causes)0. Aristotle and others, the power and force of Rustam Zaal and the wealth of Khusro Parwez can’t become the provision for this path nor it can attract the eternal favours of Imam Reza (a.s.). On certain occasions the pilgrim coming under the holy shelter of Imam Reza (a.s.) do not have either the illuminated heart nor due knowledge and cognizance, or enough money and resources or anything else but on the basis of generosity of Imam Reza (a.s.) (which is unlimited) and due to certain reasons (which they themselves know) helps them and leave such an effect on his pilgrims that they start to see all the four Bait al-Ma’moor (the house or mosque on fourth sky perpendicular to Kabah) and converse with the Holy Imam (a.s.) as if he is seeing him. All the pilgrim should try to enable themselves to attract the favours and attention of Imam Reza (a.s.).

Five Treasures of Human Being

The existence of human being is submerged in countless and priceless treasures. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said:

اَلنَّاسُ مَعَادِنُ كَمَعَادِنِ الذَّهَبِ وَ الْفِضَّةِ

People are the treasures like the treasures of gold and silver.”0

One should not waste the moments of leisure and time, instead one should get acquainted with these bounties with the Divine help and through the medium of Holy Five (a.s.) (Panjetan) and infallible Imams (a.s.) who have been placed in our existence by Almighty Allah. We should give value to this short span of life and also control our five senses which are called as five treasures which should be utilized for the pleasure of Almighty Allah so that we could be able to know about the treasures hidden in our selves.

This is correct that all the inner self of all people are not equal. As their appearance is different their conscience also differs, as per the famous proverb:

پنج انگشت برادر ہستند امّا برابر نیستند.

Five fingers are brothers while they are not equal.’

However, the hidden treasure in every person contain internal senses and secret powers which should be recognized and benefitted.

The Ziyaarat of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) is the best opportunity for the honourable pilgrims while they should ask the Holy Imam (a.s.) for the awakening of their internal forces which could enable them to be successful in the service of Holy Imam of Age (a.t.f.s.).

Superior than a Royal Palace

Not only the walkers on the dust of this universe, who come in troops, are privileged by performing the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) but different creatures of Allah – the High – from all the six directions, visit the Divine Court of Imam Reza (a.s.) observing full decorum. Fortunate are the persons who perform Ziyaarat with perfection of faith, having control over their meditation and collecting their senses.

Some of the pilgrims feel ashamed in coming near the holy grave of Imam Reza (a.s.) and do not consider themselves to be able to attach with this magnanimous mansion and they sit in a corner and remain busy in praying and communicating secretly. They take every corner of the holy shrine better than a royal palace. Some of the pilgrims get ashamed when they could not touch the holy grave and think that their ziyaarat is not accepted.

Some pilgrims visit the holy shrine for the fulfillment of their needs and seeking cure for their patients and are blessed by the munificence and favours of Imam Reza (a.s.) and send salutations to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and his Holy Progeny (a.s.) as a mark of gratitude. Thus, they make their faded faces and broken hearts delighted. Then whenever they go, they make the people lovers of Imam (a.s.) by telling them about the miracles of Imam Reza (a.s.).

The loving and favourable sight of Imam Reza (a.s.) is reserved for both types of pilgrims (having pure hearts) and their selves are illuminated by his munificence.

Seventh Qiblah

Everyday thousand of people, from all corners of the universe, having different cultures and decorum of pilgrimage, are privileged by visiting the seventh Qiblah. But Imam Reza (a.s.) bestows his pilgrims with his benignity and grandeur and saintly sight whether they come from neighbouring city or coming from far off places facing innumerable sufferings. But this is clear that all of them are not equal. Surely there is difference amongst the pilgrims who visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) facing lots of troubles and those who come having all the comforts. Although the gates of Hell are closed upon them and they are made to drink with seven streams of Heaven whose ziyaarat is accepted by the holy Imam (a.s.).0

But in spite of all this, all of them are not equal. Those who, after banishing all the worldly things like Ashaab-e-Kahf (People of Cave)0 and expelling all the wrong doers and maintaining distance from the enemies, affiliate themselves with Allah – the High – and infallible Imams (a.s.) become their lovers, their status is far high in comparison to others. Such persons are dipped in the meaningful fragrance of sepulehre of Imam Reza (a.s.). For them, there is no value of the seven wonders of the world only but of Venus – the star – of the sky.

Eighth Imam

A complete, strong and concentrated meditative state prove very much effective for ziyaarat as the dispersed senses and unconcentrated thoughts hinder complete concentration. Not only the sins but some physical activities as the disfunctioning stomach is also one of the causes of dispersed thinking.

If someone would perform the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) with actual concentration and insight then all the eight gates of Paradise0 would be opened for him and he will be able to stroll in all eight gardens of Paradise and for such perons there is no value of eight treasures of Khusro Parvez.

Nine Skies

As it is said earlier that the inhabitants of sky also stretch their feathers (fly high) and descend on the land of Toos leaving behind nine indigo heaven (sepehr neelee) and nine livid heaven (Taarim Kabood).0

Tenth Infallible

They perform the ziyaarat of tenth infallible – Hazrat Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.) – and they kiss the dust of sepulehre of tenth infallible Imam (a.s.) like all other creatures.

Eleven Luminous Stars

Whoever performs the ziyaarat of Imam Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.) having faith of his status of Imamat, also has faith on the Imamat of all other eleven Imams (a.s.). Because there were some tribes in the old age of Shiite, who did not had faith on other Imams (a.s.) after Imam Reza (a.s.), those tribes no longer exists today.

Twelfth Imam

Today, whoever performs ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) having full faith in his Imamat, is Isna Ashari (twelver). They have faith in all the twelve Imams (a.s.) right from the Imamat of first Imam, Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.) – till twelfth Imam, Hazrat Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.). Whenever they get Divine Guidance, they go to perform the ziyaarat of all those holy personage.

Although people rush in troops to perform the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) in the months of Rajab, Zilqad and Safar in comparison to other months. But in spite of it, they perform ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) who is the Qiblah of hearts and Kabah of desires and wishes in other months as well.

Thirteen Times Guidance and Blessings

The honourable pilgrims should ponder on the point that they should perform the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) with genuineness and sincerity. And should not take as a tourist place and Seezdah Badr0.

Although, as per the Divine Islamic Laws, tourism is also necessary but having intention of travelling for the purpose of Seezdah Badr is a wastage which is being encouraged by the aliens.

The figure of thirteen is not inauspicious so as to travel for keeping away from the home. The Almighty Allah has used the word ‘inauspicious’ only once in the Holy Quran but the words ‘hoda’ and ‘Rahmat’ (guidance and mercy) have been repeated thirteen times.

It could be inauspicious when the pilgrim perform the ziyaarat as a fun tour taking it as Divine Islamic laws. Such a visitation is absurd and inauspicious under the Islamic Divine Laws. But those who go for visitation taking with them the provision of expectation avoiding the comforts of sea journey, they are showered with the favours, love and unlimited blessings of Imam Reza (a.s.).

Fourteen Infallible Imams (a.s.)

For this reason we must try to avoid the un-islamic journey and should not displease the fourteen infallibles (a.s.) by doing unsincere ziyaarat.

One should not neglect the important point that certain places and timings contain some special qualities, following which, many big difficulties can be suspended. Shab-e-Qadr (night of grandeur) and some other nights, days and months containing such specialities are very well known to all.

It is said that there is such a time on the 14th of every month when the invocations are answered. If this time is missed by someone, it is as if he has wasted a big leisure.

In the same manner some places as the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) contain enormous dignity and if we do not take into consideration its genuinity, we will waste this great opportunity. And we have not acted what is expected from us by Almighty Allah and fourteen infallibles (a.s.).

Etiquette of Ziyaarat of the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.)

The holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) is a resting place for all the creatures and shelter for his lovers and others. People from all parts of the universe are fond of visiting this holy court and they wish to quench their thrist from the ‘Saqqa Khaana’ (drinking place) of the holy shrine.

Tears start to flow from the eyes on getting the permission for entry (Izn-e-Dokhool) for entering into the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) which becomes the cause for increasing his love in the hearts.

Visitors coming in this holy court by road or sea are blessed with Mercy of Allah – the High – and everybody, big or small, favoured with the hospitality in this garden of blissful empyrean.

This holy land is the shelter for every person where everybody, whether pious, distressed or perturbed are welcomed and meaningfully guided.

When a visitor looks towards the beautiful dome of the holy shrine as if he absorbs its attention and saying, he may learn the lesson of repentance after some meditation before visiting the holy shrine. Be careful from the cluthes of satanic sway and adopt piety at all times.

The visitor should maintain satisfaction upon the blessings and kindness showered by Imam Reza (a.s.) and eulogise him demonstrating full faith and with firm determination so that he could get the fruit of rewards in abundance. The name of the visitor who perform ziyaarat having its recognition and acquaintance is written from land till heaven amongst the supreme visitors of Imam Reza (a.s.).

After getting the blessings and favours of Imam Reza (a.s.)’s shrine a place in the garden of his wilayat (guardianship) is reservered for the visitor and he is considered as a devoted pilgrim and then cover the journey from darkness to illumination in such a way that as soon as his eyes are closed (i.e. he dies), he will get the refuge of all the fourteen infallible Imams (a.s.).

While in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.), one should recite glorification of Allah – the High – and should pray for the early reappearance of Imam of the age (a.t.f.s.) and for his Universal Sovereignity so that we could get salvation from wanderings and afflictions.

The servants of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) keep standing with folded hands on their chest. The visitors rush in troops towards the holy sepulehre of Imam Reza (a.s.) having different invocations in their hearts.

May all the pilgrims pray for the early reappearance of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.).

The holy sepulehre (Zarih), bounded by an iron cage, is the shelter for the unsupported wayfarers. As soon as the visitors enter into it they invoke secretly for getting the attachment with the holy Imam (a.s.) and every moment they wait for acquiring the favours and blessings of Imam Reza (a.s.) so that they could leave the holy shrine after their prayers are fulfilled.

The pilgrims perform the ziyaarat humbly, with sincerity of heart, zeal, enthusiasm and try that they could not be disturbed by the crowd and having sincere attachment with Imam Reza (a.s.) and freeing themselves from the clutches of silver and gold (wealth), keep themselves busy in the remembrance of Almighty Allah and store the provision for the hereafter.

The ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) guides the pilgrims towards a pleasant spirit by serving the human being and self purification and self adoration with sincerity.

The pilgrim of the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) does not give any value to wealth and ornaments as there is no value of the actions of hypocrite. The cheerful-hearted pilgrims who, while sitting in the boat of wilayat (guardianship) in the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) shed tears, attract the merciful attention of the holy Imam (a.s.).

All the pilgrims in the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) get equal treatment whether he could be a commander of an army or a ruler of a country or a common man. Imam Reza (a.s.) is aware of the thoughts of every pilgrim and those who have pious and illuminated hearts get more attention of the holy Imam (a.s.).

Some pilgrims give more importance to the gift of water they get from the ‘Saqqa Khana’ of the holy shrine taking it as the water of kausar and salsabil0. After taking a sip of this water they send salutation on Imam Husain (a.s.) and thank the Almighty Allah for this bounty.

The gate of this holy shrine remains opened for everybody and at all times. People are witness for the generosity and kindness of compassionate Imam (a.s.). They send salutation as a mark of thankfulness for the cure and fulfilment of their desires.

As soon as a pilgrim enters into the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.), he feels that since a long time Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) had put his steps in every corner of the holy shrine. So he kisses the dust of this holy court humbly and apply it on his face and eyes.

Thousands of pilgrims are accommodated in every corner of the holy shrine as guests of Imam Reza (a.s.) and get the guarantee of Paradise after acquiring meaningful purification of their conscience.

The birds sitting on the golden dome of the holy shrine also very well know that there is no value of any ruler’s royal palace in comparison with this holy shrine. It is the desire of every bird to circumambulate the saqqa khana of the shrine.

The beautiful saqqa khana in the old courtyard of the holy shrine reminds us of desire of visitation of Hazrat Abul Fazlil Abbas (a.s.). How Saqqa-e-Sakina had avoided drinking the water, in spite of his utmost thirst on the day of Aashoor and how he (a.s.) fought bravely with the forces of Ibn-e-Ziyad (l.a.) and saved the standard (alam) from falling.

Everybody is aware of the ‘Ghareeb al-Ghoraba’ (cherisher of the poors) Imam Reza (a.s.) and his kindness over the poors. He knows that the holy Imam (a.s.) is the consoler of the poors. He devours the sorrowful hearts in such a way that pleasant waves run inside their bodies.

In this holy mansion, we should pray for the early reappearance of our Imam of the age – Hazrat Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) – so as to be benefitted with his munificence for Hereafter and also to pray for remaining safe from the seditions during the dark period of his occultation.

The city of Mashhad is famous for its sanctity. The pilgrims of this holy shrine should take care of its values and dignities and they should try that all sorts of sins and troubles are removed from this holy city lest men and women crush the Islamic laws and show their unislamic activities before the people.

The pure-hearted shoe-keepers of the shrine – who never feel sorry – are the holders of keys of the treasure of nearness to holy Imam (a.s.), welcome every visitor. Right in the early morning they are prepared for the service and leave no stone unturned in serving the pilgrims.

The ‘Guldasta’ of the holy shrine (guides) lead the wandering pilgrims and by dint of their elevation and firmness they give lessons of firmness of fact and hope to the secluded and old persons. They teach them how to overcome the difficulties and get attachment with faith and belief and to avoid hopelessness and always remain elevated.

The benignity and graciousness of Imam Reza (a.s.) is very well known to everyone. Everybody may select pearls and jewels from this divine mansion. The key of this universe and the hereafter is in the hands of Imam Reza (a.s.). One should not be destitute of hope and should defeat hopelessness and despair which is an army of self and Satan.

The visitation of (the shrine of) Imam Reza (a.s.) is the solution of all sorts of problems and in hope for the persons of all parts of this Universe. Whoever is privileged by the ziyaarat of this holy court get his desires fulfilled and decor the medal of generosity and benignity of Imam Reza (a.s.) on his chest.

The Naqqara Khana (drum room) of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) informs the people from sunrise to sunset. But a day will come when desperation and miseries will come to an end and the voice of “help from Allah and a victory near at hand” will be roused from this elevated place and that day would be for the performers of good deeds.

One should enter the holy shrine with humbleness so that he could get utility of his visitation from Imam Reza (a.s.) and keep himself away from whims and caprices and should pray that he could be successful in the presence of holy Imam (a.s.) to get success.

Everybody gets the shadow of munificence of Imam Reza (a.s.) on his head and pilgrim is benefitted with the unlimited generosity of the holy Imam (a.s.). So the pilgrims should control their senses and remain cautious so that his meditation could not be disturbed.

One should always remember that the prophets and favourites of Allah – the High – have helped the religion of Almighty Allah by accepting the guardianship (wilayat) of Ahlul Bait (a.s.). So one should pray to Imam Reza (a.s.) with the belief that you could be able to be one of the companions of Hazrat Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.).

Some other guidelines

Regardless of the reason for visiting (which is the practice of real servants of Almighty Allah), we mean that some times due to not paying attention, less attention, mixed attention or performing certain undesirable actions which have been repeatedly mentioned by Almighty Allah in different places in the Holy Quran, the pilgrim lose the chance of getting great rewards. This is the main reason for the person (to establish a connection with Almighty Allah and holy family (a.s.)) does not benefit from.

Those who do not observe modesty and statutory Islamic dress (hijab), who do not control their eyes, do not avoid music, etc, they must know that those who were fond of musical instruments have left this world. Those who go near the sepulcher of Imam Reza (a.s.), having interests in music, will also die and one day, also the names of the rulers and musicians will be erased from this world. What will they do in their graves?

Is it correct that people come to perform ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) from Iran and from far off places of the world but they could not understand the dignity and magnanimity of this holy shrine on account of having interests in such absurd activities.

We are sorry to say that Wahhabis are trying their level best to minimize the importance of the ziyarat of Ahlul Bait (a.s.) and in order to obtain their target they are encouraging many absurd activities.

They declare one time that ziyaarat is an unislamic journey and at the same time they also try to belittle the grandeur of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). They are doing the same work which was done by Umayyids, Abbasids, Moawiya and Amr-e-Aas (l.a.).

As much as they try to erase the names of the progeny of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) from the tongues and hearts of the people, the Almighty Allah discloses their ill-intentions. Hereunder it is better to mention a discourse of Imam Reza (a.s.).

Discourse of Imam Reza (a.s.) about the breach of promise of enemies of Ahlul Bait (a.s.)

Imam Reza (a.s.) says:

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلهِ الَّذِيْ حَفِظَ مِنَّا مَا ضَيَّعَ النَّاسُ وَ رَفَعَ مِنَّا مَا وَضَعُوْهُ حَتّٰى لَقَدْ لُعِنَّا عَلٰى مَنَابِرِ الْكُفْرِ ثَـمَانِيْنَ عَامًا وَ كُتِمَتْ فَضَائِلُنَا وَ بُذِلَتِ الْاَمْوَالُ فِيْ الْكَذِبِ عَلَيْنَا وَ اللهُ تَعَالٰى يَاْبٰى لَنَا اِلَّا اَنْ يُعْلِيَ ذِكْرَنَا وَ يُبَيِّنَ فَضْلَنَا وَ اللهِ مَا هٰذَا بِنَا وَ اِنَّمَا هُوَ بِرَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّي اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِہٖ وَ قَرَابَتِنَا مِنْهُ حَتّٰى صَارَ اَمْرُنَا وَ مَا نَرْوِيْ عَنْهُ اَنَّهٗ سَيَكُوْنُ بَعْدَنَا مِنْ اَعْظَمِ آيَاتِهٖ وَ دَلَالَاتِ نُبُوَّتِهٖ.

Praise be to Allah who protected for us what the people had ruined, and promoted us no matter how much the people debased us. They cursed us while lecturing on the atheists’ pulpits for eighty years. They covered up our nobilities. They spent money and attributed it to us. However, Allah - the High - wished to increase our remembrance and elucidate our nobility. By Allah, what was done to us was not just aimed at us. It was truly aimed at Allah’s Prophet (s.a.w.a.), and it was due to our closeness to him. That is why we were oppressed so much. However, our leadership and what we narrated about him will be the greatest signs and proofs of his Prophethood after us.”0

The Wahhabi agents should know that the breach of promises and treacheries of hiding the merits of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) by Moawiyah (l.a.) were far more than the treacheries of the present time Wahhabism. But in the end they were degraded insulted and their intentions were buried along with them. But the holy name of the Progeny of Revelation (a.s.) is still alive and shinning. In the end, Wahhabism will have the same fate.

Bomb Explosion In The Shrine Of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Now, while we have mentioned the rigidness of the involvement of Wahhabism (the invention of disdainful Judaism) it would be better to describe the event of bomb explosion held in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) at the time of zohr on the day of Aashur in the year 1415 A.H. So that the people must know that such absurd activities are being done by the enemies of Islam, the blood-stained hands, with all their ill-activities, are standing in front of Shias and are trying their level best, in compliance with the orders of jews, to erase Shiaism but they are unaware of the fact that their activities will see a dreadful end.

They very well know that from the beginning of Islam, the Jews stood against Islam and they conjoined with Abu Jahl (l.a.) and Abu Sufyan (l.a.) in order to eradicate Islam. But always they had to see the dust. Not only they but whoever attacked hypocritically on Islam. Although they created disintegretion amongst the nation and deprived many people. But in spite of all this, the number of Shias always increased and in spite of all the treacharies of the enemy, Shiaism is prospering and a day will come when the Shias will rule the whole world.

This must be remembered that at the time of martyrdom of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) the population of Muslims was seven millions and at the time of the event of Saqifah the number of the followers of the wilayat (guardianship) of the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.) was not as much as to be counted on fingers. But in spite of all the conspiracies and treacheries against the Shias to annihilate them, the present Shia population is one-third of the total Muslims. And a day will come when the whole world would be converted to real Islam i.e. Shia faith.

The religion, which is being guarded by Allah – the High – Himself, how could it be vanished by any group? Is it not so that the Almighty Allah will Himself give victory to His religion over all the other religions?

Why some people are brain-washed and hired in order to destroy the holy places and kill the Shias?

Do they not know that by bombarding the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) only its walls and surroundings could be destroyed but it has rather boosted the love of the friends of Holy Progeny of Infallible Imams (a.s.)? They are ready to get a chance when they could annihilate those bad characters. This is such a fact which is accepted by many unfamiliar hands and their accomplice.

They very well know that as Abu Sufyan (l.a.), Abu Jahl (l.a.), Moawiyah (l.a.) and Amr-e-Aas (l.a.) could not downcast the religion of Allah – the High, the same way these newly created spiders would not be able to destroy the firm and strong foundations of Shiaism.

Yes, this is such a point which is well known to them.

Do You Recognise the Bombarders of the Holy Shrine

There is another point which should be noted by all the Shias and friends of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.).

We very eagerly kiss the walls and dust of the Holy Shrine and with all our senses we hate and dislike the attackers of the Holy Shrine. Although we are not responsible for the watchfulness of the Holy Shrine but this is our duty and responsibility to guard the Holy Sanctuary of Almighty Allah which is also the sanctuary of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.).

All those who have faith on Almighty Allah and belief of guardianship of Infallible Imams (a.s.) should try their level best to protect the Holy Shrine from all sorts of harms and dangers.

The Holy Progeny of Revelation (a.s.) have forcefully stressed in their narrations in this regard and have diverted attention towards the importance and magnificence of this holy shrine and have expressed their strict displeasure over those who do not give any importance to it.

Do you know the shrine which should be visited by every faithful Muslim? Do you know the shrine which should be guarded by everyone and which should be protected from the harmfulness of bombardments? If you do not know about this shrine then attach yourself with the school of Infallible Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) who would let you know about this shrine.

Allamah Majlisi (r.a.) narrates in Behaar al-Anwaar on the authority of Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s.) that he (a.s.) said:

اَلْقَلْبُ حَرَمُ اللهِ فَلَا تُسْكِنْ حَرَمَ اللهِ غَيْرَ اللهِ.

The heart is the sanctuary of Allah, do not place anything else in the sanctuary of Allah except Allah.”0

In the same manner he has written another narration of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) that he (s.a.w.a.) said:

نَاجٰى دَاوُدُ رَبَّهٗ فَقَالَ: اِلٰهِيْ لِكُلِّ مَلَكٍ خِزَانَةٌ فَاَيْنَ خِزَانَتُكَ؟

قَالَ جَلَّ جَلَالُهٗ: لِيْ خِزَانَةٌ اَعْظَمُ مِنَ الْعَرْشِ، وَ اَوْسَعُ مِنَ الْكُرْسِيِّ، وَ اَطْيَبُ مِنَ الْـجَنَّةِ، وَ اَزْيَنُ مِنَ الْمَلَكُوْتِ:

اَرْضُهَا الْمَعْرِفَةُ، وَ سَمَاؤُهَا الْاِيْـمَانُ، وَ شَمْسُهَا الشَّوْقُ، وَ قَمَرُهَا الْمَحَبَّةُ، وَ نُـجُوْمُهَا الْخَوَاطِرُ، وَ سَحَابُهَا الْعَقْلُ، وَ مَطَرُهَا الرَّحْمَةُ، وَ اَثْمَارُهَا الطَّاعَةُ، وَ ثَمَرُهَا الْحِكْمَةُ.

وَ لَهَا اَرْبَعَةُ اَبْوَابٍ: اَلْعِلْمُ وَ الْـحِلْمُ وَ الصَّبْرُ وَ الرِّضَا: اَلَا وَ هِيَ الْقَلْبُ.

The prophet Dawood (a.s.) asked Allah; ‘O my Lord! All the emperors possess treasure then where is Your treasure?

Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – replied: ‘I possess a treasure which is greater than the sky; vaster than the Heaven’s firmaments; smells better than the perfumes of Paradise, and is beautiful than the Celestial Kingdom.

Its earth is enlightenment; its sky is belief, its sun is enthusiasm; its moon is love, its stars are inspiration and attention towards Me; its clouds are reason, its rain is blessing, its fruits are obedience; and its yield is wisdom.

My Treasure has four doors, the first one is the door of knowledge, the second one is the door of reason, the third one is the door of patience, and the fourth one is the door of contentment. Know that My Treasure is – the heart (of a believer)".0

You have witnessed that the heart has been pronounced more magnificent than the sanctuary of Almighty Allah and His Empyrean. If they rightfully guard this Shrine and give it deserving importance and respect then they will be accepted in the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) and they will be eligible for the meaningful hospitality.

So we must be very careful in this regard that our heart should remain associated with Imam Reza (a.s.).

We should try to purify our heart and should not give any place to aliens. Should not use all sorts of earnings, should not listen to all voices, should not see all the scenes, should protect the sanctity of heart so that our hidden eyes could be discerning and our internal ears could be able to listen. Then whoever would be in such a state, would receive a deserving welcome in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.).

We should be watchful towards the protection of this Holy Shrine. But if we shall obey our aspirations we would be providing the resources of the destruction of this Holy Shrine. If our characters, conversation and thoughts are not in accordance with the commands of infallible Imams (a.s.) and remain indulged in sinning and do not keep us away from the prohibited things then our activities would be similar to the bomb to which we are going to plant in the sanctuary of Allah – the High, i.e. in our hearts.

As the bombardment in the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) had very much grieved us, our sins are also akin to the bomb by which we damage our heart as well as the sanctuary of Allah – the High.

As we hate the bombarders of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) and consider them treacherous, in the same manner our inner conscious is also our biggest enemy which compels us to damage and spoil our heart. As the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) has said:

اَعْدٰى عَدُوِّكَ نَفْسُكَ الَّتِيْ بَيْنَ جَنْۢبَيْكَ

‏”Your worst enemy is your self which is with you.”0

If we would pay attention on this point that a person becomes so much negligent so as to be forgetful towards the Almighty Allah and due to which he forgets his self also. The Almighty Allah says:

وَلَا تَكُوْنُوْا كَالَّذِيْنَ نَسُوْا اللہَ فَاَنْسٰـىہُمْ اَنْفُسَہُمْ...

And be not like those who forsook Allah, so He made them forsake their own souls…”0

If a person is such that he is able to recognise the faults and transgressions of others and eagerly and anxiously discloses in front of others but he did not pay any attention towards his own faults and do not consider himself a criminal so as to cure it. Such persons are indulged in compound ignorance as he does not know that he is ignorant.

If such a person is there he will grieve the event of bombardment over the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) and other places. But since he has forgotten himself he would never pay any attention towards the destruction of bombardments. As the heart, which should be the sanctuary of Allah – the High, has now been possessed by the devils, so he could not be able to know about its harms.

As the school of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) teaches us that we must recognise enemies, we should not only be able to recognize our external enemies but we should also know the carnal soul which is our worst enemy which sometimes gives place to the external enemy.

Thus a person conflicts the biggest bombardment and destruction inside his heart. But as the Almighty Allah has said that he forgets and does not pay any attention towards it at all.

So we must be aware of not only about our external enemy, goadings of Satan, treacheries and cheating of western countries but must also remain alert about our internal enemy – carnal soul.

Now, while we have come to know that we bombard our heart and the shrine due to performing evil deeds and sins, we must know that had we not left Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) alone and would have associated with them, the holy places would not have been bombarded and the external forces could not have performed such activities.

As Commander of Faithful, Imam Ali (a.s.) has said about Imam of our Age (a.t.f.s.):

صَاحِبُ هٰذَا الْاَمْرِ الشَّرِيْدُ الطَّرِيْدُ الْفَرِيْدُ الْوَحِيْدُ.

The Master of this Affair is the runaway, the fugitive, the loner and the forlorn.”0

Had our society would not have indulged with this sin (leaving the Imam of our Age (a.t.f.s.) alone) the traitors would have never been able to perform this mischief and could have damaged the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.). So as much we would keep ourselves disassociate with such people and their character we would never hinder their way due to our negligence instead of sacrificing us over our Imam of the Age (a.t.f.s.) and Infallible Imams (a.s.) and giving them way to enter in.

As a result the enemies, by forming Wahhabi, Bahai and many other sects and by empowering them take steps with the help of unknown hands to acquire the dirty targets.

The servants of Jews, with their imaginative activities, are trying to disenable the religion of Almighty Allah but they do not know that the Lord, Who had created millions of stars has Himself promised that at last He would send the Sun of the Universe, Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) to help Islam and to annihilate the enemies of the religion. At last they would not be able to get any thing except disgrace and reproach.

The unfamiliar hands and cheaters have seen only the black colour of the crow and took it factual but they are unable to listen the singing of thousands of nightingales.

May it would have been known to them that the time is short and leisure is going to end. May they could have understand that after every black night the sun shines. Now the darkness of the night is about to come to an end and Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) would illuminate the whole Universe with his light.

The Guidelines of Imam Reza (a.s.) in Respect of Recognising the People

We are sorry to say that it is possible that such people may be friends in appearance and they mingle amongst the people but inwardly they are the agents of the enemy. That is why Imam Reza (a.s.) has warned us to recognize the people rightfully and do not be cheated by their appearance. Now consider over the under-mentioned two traditions:

1. Imam Reza (a.s.) narrates on the authority of Imam Sajjad (a.s.) that he (a.s.) said:

When you see a person who is pious in his appearance, who speaks politely, and his manner is like that of a believer, wait. Do not be deceived by his appearance because there are many people who cannot gain this world by their own strength. Therefore, they use the religion in order to gain their worldly desires. They deceive the people with their outward appearance. As soon as they obtain the power to gain haram wealth, they will jump after it.

If you see a person who avoids haram wealth, I warn you do not be in a hurry to form a good opinion of him. You should not be deceived by him because people have different kinds of desires. There are some people who avoid haram wealth, but lose their faith on a woman and commit a horrible crime like adultery.

When you see a person who avoids adultery, do not hurry to make an opinion about such a person. Protect yourself from his tricks. Check his level of intellect because sometimes a person avoids the bad deeds, but his level of intellect creates ignorance amongst the people. If his level of intellect appears to be perfect, still do not be quick to form an opinion about him because sometimes such people use their intellect to gain their worldly pleasures.

Until you see a person does not have a desire for ruling because there are some people who abandon this world in order to gain this world and they will be amongst the losers in the hereafter. They believe the wealth of this world is more attractive than the halal blessings of Allah. So they leave all these things so as to get the invalidities. As it is said in the Holy Quran:

وَاِذَا قِيْلَ لَہُ اتَّقِ اللہَ اَخَذَتْہُ الْعِزَّۃُ بِالْاِثْمِ فَحَسْـبُہٗ جَہَنَّمُ۝۰ۭ وَلَبِئْسَ الْمِہَادُ۝۲۰۶

And when it is said to him, guard against (the punishment of) Allah; pride carries him off to sin, therefore hell is sufficient for him; and certainly it is an evil resting place.0

So they resemble with such a camel who does not look forward i.e steps ahead without having perception, which leads him towards the far-ending harming target. After that when he wishes for the thing which is unpracticable for him, then he is thrown into destruction by Almighty Allah. As a result he takes the haram things as halal and considers the halal things as haram. Now he does not care for the loss of his faith.

These are the persons who are chastised by Almighty Allah and cursed and they deserve for fierceful chastisement. But that person is the best person who does everything in the obedience of Allah (s.w.t.) and uses his full strength for the pleasure of Allah (s.w.t.). Such a person believes associating with truth is the real honor and he does not gain worldly respect by associating himself with falsehood. This is the best person. Associate yourself with him and follow his example. Gain the nearness of Allah through such person because Allah never rejects such a person’s dua.”0

Hypocrite Friend

2. Hasan Ibn Ali Khazzaaz narrates that I heard Imam Reza (a.s.) saying:

Amongst the persons claiming for the friendship and affection to Holy Progeny of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.), there are some whose seditions are more dangerous than the treachery of Dajjaal.”

I exclaimed: How could it be?

He (a.s.) said:

Loving our enemies and having enmity with our friends. Because whenever it so happens truth and falsehood are mixed together and the matter becomes doubtful. As a result a faithful believer and hypocrite can not be differentiated.”0

The grandeur of the Holy Shrine in the discourses of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Before we describe the rewards of the visitation of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.), we would like to mention the grandeur and responsibility of illuminated shrine, so that we would be able to know in whose mansion we have stepped in and we could be able to present ourselves in the holy sepulehre in a better way.

In this court, angels and favourites of Allah (s.w.t.) enter. In a tradition Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

هٰذِهِ الْبُقْعَةُ رَوْضَةٌ مِّنْ رِيَاضِ الْـجَنَّةِ وَ مُخْتَلَفُ الْمَلَائِكَةِ لَا يَزَالُ فَوْجٌ يَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ وَ فَوْجٌ يَصْعَدُ اِلٰى اَنْ يُنْفَخَ فِيْ الصُّوْرِ.

This mausoleum is a garden from the gardens of Paradise and frequenting place of the angels; a group will descend from the heaven and another will ascend to heaven until the trumpet is blown.”0

All the angels remain standing in front of Imam (a.s.) and will keep up standing till he (a.s.) permits them to sit down.

In this regard a beautiful tradition has been narrated by Imam Jawad (a.s.) which is connected with this discourse. He (a.s.) said:

One of the companion of Imam Reza (a.s.) fell ill. Imam (a.s.) went for taking his care and said: ‘How are you?’

He said: ‘I met with death after you (i.e. he wanted to tell the sternity and hardships of his sickness).

Imam (a.s.) said: “How did you taste the death?”

He said: ‘Very stern and painful.’

Imam (a.s.) said: “You could not see death, instead you have seen a thing which could make you aware of and show you some signs of the death. There are two types of persons with respect to death. One is he who is comforted after death and the others are those whose death gives comfort to others.”

So refresh your faith with the wilayat of the Almighty Allah and we – the Ahul Bayt (a.s.), so that you could be counted amongst the first group and you could get comfort.”

That person acted upon the command of Imam (a.s.) and then said: ‘O son of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.)! All these are the angels of Allah – the High – who have come with salutations, gifts and presentations, who are sending their salutations upon you and are standing before you. Please allow them to be seated.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) said: “O Angels! Be seated.”

Then he (a.s.) said to that sick person: “Ask these angels, whether they have received the order to be seated?”

The sick person said: ‘I have asked them and they have replied that if all the angels, who have been created by Almighty Allah come in your presence, they will remain standing till they are not ordered to sit down. The Almighty Allah has commanded them to do so.’0

As Imam Reza (a.s.) said that his shrine is the place of visitation of the angels. This becomes clear that same is the grandeur and magnanimity of all the infallible Imams (a.s.) and all the angels are posted to be in the state of humility and modesty in front of all the infallible Imams (a.s.). Not only the angels, but the prominent prophets (Ulul A’zm) are well aware of their status and dignity. And they get deliverance in their hardships through the medium of these infallible personalities.

Resorting to Ahlul Bayt (a.s.)

Shaikh Sadooq (r.a.) on his own authorities reports that Imam Ali Reza (a.s.) said:

When Hazrat Nooh (a.s.) feared to be drowned, he beseeched Almighty Allah through our medium and Allah – the High – saved him from drowning. When Hazrat Ibrahim (a.s.) was thrown in the fire, he invoked Allah – the High – through our medium so He converted the fire into bed of flowers and he was saved. Hazrat Moosa (a.s.) while striking his staff on the river, called Almighty Allah through our medium so He made the river dry. When Hazrat Eesaa (a.s.) felt the danger of being killed, he beseeched Allah – the High – through our medium and he was saved and Allah raised him up.”0

As the messengers of Allah – the High – used to invoke Him through the medium of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) in their difficulties and miseries, this should be our exhortation that we should, in our difficulties and miseries0 call the Almighty Allah through the medium of these infallible personalities.

In another tradition it has been narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.):

Whenever you are entangled in any storm, misery and trouble, then you should beseech Almighty Allah through our medium as He has said in the Holy Quran:

وَلِلہِ الْاَسْمَاۗءُ الْحُسْنٰى فَادْعُوْہُ بِہَا...

And Allah’s are the best names, therefore call on Him thereby…”0

Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s.) said:

By Allah! There are glorious names of Almighty Allah that Allah – the High – will not accept any thing without our affilitation.”0

It is praiseworthy to be affiliated with these infallible personalities and it is apparent that if we affiliate with them in their shrines it would be most effective. As praying in the shrines of infallibles (a.s.) carries great rewards.

Excellence of Praying in the Shrines of Infallible Imams (a.s.)

Mohaddis Qummi (r.a.) writes that great scholar and jurisprudent Shaikh Khizr Shalaal (r.a.) said in his ‘mazaar’0:

“It is evident from the intellectual and documented logics that praying in the shrines of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), Imam Ali Ibn-e-Abi Taalib (a.s.) and all other infallible Imams (a.s.) is more meritious than praying in Holy Ka’ba wherein offering of prayers is one thousand times more than praying in all other places. Although the reward of praying in Masjid al-Nabawi is ten thousand times more than the reward of praying at other places.”0

However, it is the duty of respectable attendants and the visitors to take care of the rights of others.

Whatever we have narrated so far was about the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) and other Infallible Imams (a.s.). But you must know that some particular cities also carry some specialities. Now pay attention on the following two traditions:

Excellence of Najaf, Karbala and Toos (Mashhad)

Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s.) said:

اَرْبَعَةُ بِقَاعٍ ضَجَّتْ اِلَى اللهِ مِنَ الْغَرَقِ- اَيَّامَ الطُّوفَانِ: قَالَ الْبَيْتُ الْمَعْمُورُ فَرَفَعَهُ اللهُ اِلَيْهِ وَ الْغَرِيُّ وَ كَرْبَلَاءُ وَ طُوْسُ.

During the days of deluge (the flood in the time of Prophet Nooh (a.s.)) four lands invoked Allah – the High: Bayt al-Ma’moor – which was raised up by Allah (s.w.t.), Najaf, Karbala and Toos.”0

It is evident from this tradition that the land of Toos carry some specialities like Najaf and Karbala.

The writer of the book ‘al-Waafi’ says:

“These lands invoked Almighty Allah because not a single soul was going to remain alive due to the deluge who could worship the Almighty Allah on those lands. That is why Almighty Allah selected them as burial place of His Favourites.

Sanabad was the first palace constructed on this holy land by Hazrat Zulqarnain which remained before the construction of Toos.”0

According to another tradition, it has been said:

Dawood Ibn Qasim Ja’fari reports that I have heard from Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali al-Jawad (a.s.) that he (a.s.) said:

اِنَّ بَيْنَ جَبَلَيْ طُوْسَ قَبْضَةً قُبِضَتْ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ. مَنْ دَخَلَهَا كَانَ آمِنًا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ مِنَ النَّارِ.

Surely Toos is such a place between the two hills which is detached from the Heaven. Whoever enters this place will be secure from the fire of Hell on the Day of Resurrection.”0

It is evident from these traditions that apart from the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) the city of Toos also carries special merits and honours. So the visitors should be careful about these instructions.

Apart from these explanations we shall mention hereunder an event about Dua-e-Tawassul to be recited in the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.).

Supplication Inside the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Abul Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Al-Husain al-Hakim - may Allah (s.w.t.) be pleased with him – narrated that he had heard the ruler of Marv Rood, Aba Ali Aamir ibn Abdullah al-Biwardi, who was one of the tradition narrators say,

“I went to visit the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) in Toos. Then I saw a Turkish man enter the Shrine and stood at the position of the Imam (a.s.)’s head. He cried and prayed in Turkish, and said, ‘O my Lord! If my son is alive, please bring us together. However, if he has died, please let me know.’

I knew Turkish. Then I asked him, ‘What is the matter?’ He said, ‘I had a son who was with me in the Battle of Ishaqabad. I lost him there and have had no news of him. His mother cries for him day and night. I have come here to pray to Allah – the Highest – to solve this problem, since I have heard that prayers said in this Shrine get fulfilled.’

Then I felt sorry for him. I took his hands and took him out of the Shrine to act as his host that day. Once we left the Goharshad mosque, we ran into a tall, young man who had just started to grow a mustache and was wearing patched clothes. When the Turkish man saw him, he jumped towards him, hugged him and cried. They both recognized each other. This was just the son for whom he was praying in Imam Reza (a.s.)’s tomb to Allah – the Highest – to be united with, or be informed of his whereabouts.

I (Abul Abbas Ahmad) asked the son, ‘How did you get here?”

The son said, ‘After the Battle of Ishaqabad, I ended up in Tabaristan. A man from Daylam took me to his house and raised me. Now that I have grown up, I have set out to find my parents about whose whereabouts I had no information. I was accompanying a group of people, since I did not know the way until I reached here.’

Then the Turkish man said, ‘I saw what has made my belief in this Shrine certain due to this tomb. Now I promise myself not to part with it for as long as I live.’ And praise be to Allah, the First and the Last, and the Ascendant (over all) and the Knower of hidden things. And blessings and peace be upon His Prophet and His Loved one Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) – the chosen one and his Household – blessings and many salutations with all respect.”0

Alas! We could know that not only that young man, all of us are distracted as well as we have distanced ourselves from Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) and we are unable to find him.

We should also pray in the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) as well as in the shrines of other holy Imams (a.s.) for having their mediation and also for the avowal of the deliverer of the humanity Imam of the Age (a.t.f.s.).

Eight Traditions Narrated by Infallible Imams (a.s.) about the Rewards of Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.)

(1) Shaikh Sadooq (r.a.) on his own authorities narrates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said:

سَيُدْفَنُ بَضْعَةٌ مِنِّيْ بِاَرْضِ خُرَاسَانَ لَا يَزُوْرُهَا مُؤْمِنٌ اِلَّا اَوْجَبَ اللهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ لَهُ الْـجَنَّةَ وَ حَرَّمَ جَسَدَهٗ عَلَى النَّارِ.

Soon one of my own flesh and blood will be buried in the land of Khorasan. Any believer who goes on pilgrimage to his shrine will be rewarded by Allah (s.w.t.). Heaven will be guaranteed for him and his body will be secure from the Fire of Hell.”0

(2) No’maan Ibn Saeed reports that Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.) said:

سَيُقْتَلُ رَجُلٌ مِنْ وُلْدِيْ بِاَرْضِ خُرَاسَانَ بِالسَّمِّ ظُلْمًا اسْمُهُ اسْمِيْ وَ اسْمُ اَبِيْهِ اسْمُ ابْنِ عِمْرَانَ مُوسٰى عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ.

اَلَا فَمَنْ زَارَهٗ فِيْ غُرْبَتِهٖ غَفَرَ اللهُ تَعَالٰى ذُنُوْبَهٗ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْهَا وَ مَا تَاَخَّرَ وَ لَوْ كَانَتْ مِثْلَ عَدَدِ النُّجُوْمِ وَ قَطْرِ الْاَمْطَارِ وَ وَرَقِ الْاَشْجَارِ.

One of my offspring will be killed by poison in the land of Khorasan. His name will be the same as mine. And his father’s name will be the same as the name of (Prophet) Moosa ibn Imran (a.s.).

Allah – the High – will forgive the sins of whoever goes to visit him in his loneliness, even if his sins are as many as there are stars, rain drops and tree leaves.”0

(3) Qabeezah Ibn Jaabir reports that I heard the Trustee of the Trustees and the inheritor of the Prophets’ knowledge Aba Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ali ibn al-Husain ibn Ali ibn Abi Taalib (Imam al-Baqir) (a.s.) say, ‘The Master of the Worshippers, Ali ibn al-Husain (as-Sajjad) (a.s.) narrated that the Master of the Martyrs al-Husain ibn Ali (a.s.) quoted on the authority of the Master of the Trustees – the Commander of the Faithful – Ali ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.), on the authority of Allah’s Prophet (s.a.w.a.),

سَتُدْفَنُ بَضْعَةٌ مِنِّيْ بِاَرْضِ خُرَاسَانَ مَا زَارَهَا مَكْرُوْبٌ اِلَّا نَفَّسَ اللهُ كُرْبَتَهٗ وَ لَا مُذْنِبٌ اِلَّا غَفَرَ اللهُ ذُنُوْبَهٗ.

One of my own flesh and blood will be buried in Khorasan. Allah will surely remove the sorrows of any sorrowful person who goes on pilgrimage to his shrine. Allah will surely forgive the sins of any sinful person who goes on pilgrimage to his shrine.”0

(4) Hamza ibn Homran reports that Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s.) said,

يُقْتَلُ حَفَدَتِيْ بِاَرْضِ خُرَاسَانَ فِيْ مَدِيْنَةٍ يُقَالُ لَهَا طُوْسُ مَنْ زَارَهٗ اِلَيْهَا عَارِفًا بِحَقِّهٖ اَخَذْتُهٗ بِيَدِيْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فَاَدْخَلْتُهُ الْـجَنَّةَ وَ اِنْ كَانَ مِنْ اَهْلِ الْكَبَائِرِ

My grandson will be killed in the land of Khorasan in a town called Toos. On the Resurrection Day, I will grab the hands of whoever visits him there recognizing his rightfulness, and I will take him into Heaven even if he has committed major sins.”

I asked Abu Abdullah (a.s.), “May I be your ransom! What does ‘recognizing his rightfulness’ mean?” The Imam (a.s.) said,

يَعْلَمُ اَنَّهٗ اِمَامٌ مُفْتَرَضُ الطَّاعَةِ شَهِيْدٌ مَنْ زَارَهٗ عَارِفًا بِـحَقِّهٖ اَعْطَاهُ اللهُ تَعَالٰى لَهٗ اَجْرَ سَبْعِيْنَ اَلْفَ شَهِيْدٍ مِمَّنِ اسْتُشْهِدَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ رَسُولِ اللهِ ؐ عَلٰى حَقِيْقَةٍ

It means to know that he is the Divine Leader who must be obeyed and that he was martyred. Whoever visits him recognizing his rightfulness shall be rewarded by Allah – the High – the reward of seventy-thousand martyrs who were really martyred right in front of Allah’s Prophet (s.a.w.a.).”0

(5) Sulaiman ibn Hafs al-Marvazi reports that he had heard Imam Moosa ibn Ja’far (a.s.) saying,

اِنَّ ابْنِيْ عَلِيًّا مَقْتُوْلٌ بِالسَّمِّ ظُلْمًا وَ مَدْفُوْنٌ اِلٰى جَنْۢبِ هَارُوْنَ بِطُوْسَ مَنْ زَارَهٗ كَمَنْ زَارَ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ ؐ.

Surely, my son Ali will be oppressively poisoned and killed. He will be buried in Toos next to (Ma’moon’s father) Haroon. Whoever visits him (Imam Reza (a.s.)), it is as if he has visited Allah’s Prophet (s.a.w.a.).”0

(6) Sulaiman ibn Hafs al-Marwazi quotes that he had heard Imam Abul Hasan Moosa ibn Ja’far (al-Kazim) (a.s.) saying,

مَنْ زَارَ قَبْرَ وَلَدِيْ عَلِيٍّ كَانَ لَهٗ عِنْدَ اللهِ تَعَالٰى سَبْعُوْنَ حِـجَّةً مَبْرُوْرَةً

Allah – the High – will grant the reward of seventy accepted pilgrimages to the House of Allah to anyone who goes on pilgrimage to the shrine of my son Ali (Imam Reza (a.s.)).”

I asked, “Do you mean the reward of seventy accepted pilgrimages to the Kaaba?” The Imam (a.s.) replied,

نَعَمْ وَ سَبْعُوْنَ اَلْفَ حِجَّةٍ ثُمَّ قَالَ رُبَّ حِجَّةٍ لَا تُقْبَلُ وَ مَنْ زَارَهٗ اَوْ بَاتَ عِنْدَهٗ لَيْلَةً كَانَ كَمَنْ زَارَ اللهَ تَعَالٰى فِيْ عَرْشِهٖ

Yes, even more. The reward of seventy-thousand pilgrimages to the Kaaba!”

Then again Imam (a.s.) said,

Yes. There are many occasions on which one’s pilgrimage to the Kaaba may not be accepted. When someone goes on pilgrimage to him (Imam Reza [a.s.]) or spends one night next to him, it is as if he has gone on the pilgrimage to Allah – the High – at His Throne.”

I asked, “Is the reward similar to going on the pilgrimage to Allah at His Throne?” The Imam (a.s.) replied,

نَعَمْ اِذَا كَانَ يَوْمُ الْقِيَامَةِ كَانَ عَلٰى عَرْشِ اللهِ تَعَالٰى اَرْبَعَةٌ مِنَ الْاَوَّلِيْنَ وَ اَرْبَعَةٌ مِنَ‏ الْآخِرِيْنَ فَاَمَّا الْاَوَّلِيْنَ فَنُوْحٌ وَ اِبْرَاهِيْمُ وَ مُوْسٰى وَ عِيْسٰى عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَامُ وَ اَمَّا الْاَرْبَعَةُ الْآخِرُوْنَ فَمُحَمَّدٌ وَ عَلِيٌّ وَ الْحَسَنُ وَ الْحُسَيْنُ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَامُ ثُمَّ يُمَدُّ الْمِطْمَارُ فَتَقْعُدُ مَعَنَا زُوَّارُ قُبُورِ الْاَئِمَّةِ اِلَّا اَنَّ اَعْلَاهُمْ دَرَجَةً وَ اَقْرَبَهُمْ حَبْوَةً زُوَّارُ قَبْرِ وَلَدِي عَلِيٍّ.

Yes. When the Resurrection Day comes, there will be four of the previous and four of the latest Divine Leaders present at the Throne of Allah – the High. Those of the previous Divine Leaders will be Nooh (a.s.), Ibrahim (a.s.), Moosa (a.s.) and Eesaa (a.s.). And those of the latest Divine Leaders will be Muhammad (s.a.w.a.), Ali (a.s.), al-Hasan (a.s.) and al-Husain (a.s.). Then a rope will be dropped from the base of the Throne, and those who have gone on pilgrimage to the shrines of the Immaculate Imams will sit there along with us. Indeed those who have gone on pilgrimage to the shrine of my son (Ali) will have the highest rank there and will receive the greatest rewards.”0

(7) Abd al-Azeem al-Hasani reports on the authority of Imam Jawad (a.s.) as saying,

ضَمِنْتُ لِمَنْ زَارَ اَبِيْ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ بِطُوْسَ عَارِفًا بِـحَقِّهِ الْـجَنَّةَ عَلَى اللهِ تَعَالٰى.

I guarantee Heaven on behalf of Allah – the High – for anyone who visits the shrine of my father (a.s.) in Toos recognizing his rightfulness.”0

(8) Abdul Azeem ibn Abdullah al-Hasani quotes that he had heard Ali ibn Muhammad al-Askari (a.s.) as saying,

اَهْلُ قُمَّ وَ اَهْلُ آبَةَ مَغْفُوْرٌ لَهُمْ لِزِيَارَتِهِمْ لِـجَدِّيْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوْسَى الرِّضَا عَلَيْهِمَا السَّلَامُ بِطُوسَ اَلَا وَ مَنْ زَارَهٗ فَاَصَابَهٗ فِيْ طَرِيْقِهٖ قَطْرَةٌ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ حَرَّمَ اللهُ جَسَدَهٗ عَلَى النَّارِ.

The sins of the people of Qum and Abat0 are forgiven when they go on pilgrimage to visit my grandfather Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.) buried in Toos. Know that whoever visits Imam Reza (a.s.)’s shrine, and it rains on him while he is traveling to get there, Allah will prohibit the Fire from touching his body.”0

Eighth traditions from Imam Reza (a.s.) about the Rewards of Visiting his Shrine

(1) Shaikh Sadooq (r.a.) narrates on his own authorities that Imam Reza (a.s.) said,

مَنْ زَارَنِيْ عَلٰى بُعْدِ دَارِيْ اَتَيْتُهٗ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فِيْ ثَلَاثِ مَوَاطِنَ حَتّٰى اُخَلِّصَهٗ مِنْ اَهْوَالِهَا اِذَا تَطَايَرَتِ الْكُتُبُ يَـمِيْنًا وَ شِمَالًا وَ عِنْدَ الصِّرَاطِ وَ عِنْدَ الْمِيْزَانِ.

Whoever visits me despite the far distance to my tomb, I will come to save him on the Resurrection Day on three occasions until I liberate him from his terrors: 1. When the Scroll of Deeds are handed to his right hand or in his left hands, 2. At the moment of crossing the Bridge over Hell, and 3. At the time when the Scale of Deeds (measuring the amount of good versus bad deeds) is set up.”0

(2) A man from Khorasan told Abul Hasan Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.), “O son of the Prophet of Allah! I saw the Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.a.) in a dream. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) asked me, ‘How will you be when one of my own flesh and blood is buried in your land, you are asked to protect my trust, and my star (Imam Reza (a.s.)) disappears in your soil?” Then Imam Reza (a.s.) told him,

اَنَا الْمَدْفُوْنُ فِيْ اَرْضِكُمْ وَ اَنَا بَضْعَةُ نَبِيِّكُمْ فَاَنَا الْوَدِيْعَةُ وَ النَّجْمُ اَلَا وَ مَنْ زَارَنِيْ وَ هُوَ يَعْرِفُ مَا اَوْجَبَ اللهُ تَبَارَكَ وَ تَعَالٰى مِنْ حَقِّيْ وَ طَاعَتِيْ فَاَنَا وَ آبَائِيْ شُفَعَاؤُهٗ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَ مَنْ كُنَّا شُفَعَائَهٗ نَـجَا وَ لَوْ كَانَ عَلَيْهِ مِثْلُ وِزْرِ الثَّقَلَيْنِ الْـجِنِّ وَ الْاِنْسِ وَ لَقَدْ حَدَّثَنِيْ اَبِيْ عَنْ جَدِّي عَنْ اَبِيْهِ عَنْ آبَائِهٖ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَامُ اَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ ؐ قَالَ مَنْ زَارَنِيْ فِيْ مَنَامِهٖ فَقَدْ زَارَنِيْ لِاَنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لَا يَتَمَثَّلُ فِيْ صُوْرَتِيْ وَ لَا فِيْ صُوْرَةِ اَحَدٍ مِنْ اَوْصِيَائِيْ وَ لَا فِيْ صُوْرَةِ اَحَدٍ مِنْ شِيْعَتِهِمْ وَ اِنَّ الرُّؤْيَا الصَّادِقَةَ جُزْءٌ مِنْ سَبْعِيْنَ جُزْءًا مِنَ النُّبُوَّةِ.

I am the one who will be buried in your land. I am a piece of the flesh and blood of your Prophet. I am the trusted one and I am the star. Know that whoever visits me recognizing my rightfulness and obeys me as Allah – Blessed and High be He – has made it incumbent upon him to do so – my forefathers and I will intercede on his behalf on the Resurrection Day. Whoever on whose behalf we intercede shall be saved, even if there is the heavy burden of sin of the Jinn and the men on him. In fact, my father quoted on the authority of my grandfather, on the authority of his father, on the authority of his forefathers (a.s.) that Allah’s Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, ‘Whoever visits me in his dream, it is as if he has visited me since Satan cannot appear to be like me, or appear to be like anyone of my Testamentary Trustees (the 12 Imams). Neither can Satan appear to be like any of their followers. Indeed truthful dreams are one of the seventy parts of Prophethood.’”0

(3) Ali ibn al-Hasan ibn Fazzaal quoted on the authority of his father that he had heard (the 8th Imam) Abul Hasan Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.) saying,

اَنَا مَقْتُوْلٌ وَ مَسْمُومٌ وَ مَدْفُوْنٌ بِاَرْضِ غُرْبَةٍ اَعْلَمُ ذٰلِكَ بِعَهْدٍ عَهِدَهٗ اِلَيَّ اَبِيْ عَنْ اَبِيْهِ عَنْ آبَائِهٖ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ اَبِيْ طَالِبٍ عَلَيْهِمَا السَّلَامُ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللهِ ؐ:

اَلَا فَمَنْ زَارَنِيْ فِيْ غُرْبَتِيْ كُنْتُ اَنَا وَ آبَائِيْ شُفَعَائَهٗ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَ مَنْ كُنَّا شُفَعَائَهٗ نَـجَا وَ لَوْ كَانَ عَلَيْهِ مِثْلُ وِزْرِ الثَّقَلَيْنِ.

I will be killed by being poisoned and I will be buried in a strange land. This has been promised to me by my father, from his father, from his father, from his forefather, from Ali ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.), and who from Allah’s Prophet (s.a.w.a.).

Indeed, if anyone visits me in my loneliness, then my forefathers and I will intercede on his behalf on the Resurrection Day. Whoever we intercede for is saved, even if he has the burden of the sins of the jinn and the people.”0

(4) Abu Salt al-Harawi reports, “I was with Imam Reza (a.s.) when a group of people from Qum entered and greeted him. The Imam (a.s.) greeted them back and paid his respects to them. Then Imam Reza (a.s.) told them,

مَرْحَبًا بِكُمْ وَ اَهْلًا فَاَنْتُمْ شِيْعَتُنَا حَقًّا وَ سَيَاْتِيْ عَلَيْكُمْ يَوْمٌ تَزُوْرُوْنِيْ فِيْهِ تُرْبَتِيْ بِطُوْسَ اَلَا فَمَنْ زَارَنِيْ وَ هُوَ عَلٰى غُسْلٍ خَرَجَ مِنْ ذُنُوْبِهٖ كَيَوْمَ وَلَدَتْهُ اُمُّهٗ.

You are welcome. You are truly our followers. There will come a time when you will visit my shrine in Toos. Indeed, whoever visits me having already performed the ritual bathing (Ghusl) will be purified from all his sins just as the day he was born from his mother.’”0

(5) Bazanti has narrated that he had read a letter from Imam Reza (a.s.) in which it was written:

اَبْلِغْ شِيْعَتِيْ اَنَّ زِيَارَتِيْ عِنْدَ اللهِ تَعَالٰى تَعْدِلُ اَلْفَ حِـجَّةٍ

Let my followers know that Allah – the High – considers visiting my shrine to be like one thousand pilgrimages (to the Holy Kaaba).”

Bazanti says: ‘I asked Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (a.s.): Reward of one thousand pilgrimages?’ The Imam (a.s.) said:

Yes, by Allah – the High! There is the reward of one million pilgrimages to the Kaaba for anyone who visits the shrine and recognizes his rightfulness.”0

(6) Abd al-Salaam ibn Saaleh al-Harawi reports that he had heard Imam Reza (a.s.) saying,

اِنِّيْ سَاُقْتَلُ بِالسَّمِّ مَظْلُوْمًا وَ اُقْبَرُ اِلٰى جَنْۢبِ هَارُوْنَ وَ يَـجْعَلُ اللهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ تُرْبَتِيْ مُـخْتَلَفَ شِيْعَتِيْ وَ اَهْلِ مَـحَبَّتِيْ فَمَنْ زَارَنِيْ فِيْ غُرْبَتِيْ وَجَبَتْ لَهٗ زِيَارَتِيْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ.

وَ الَّذِيْ اَكْرَمَ مُحَمَّدًا ؐ بِالنُّبُوَّةِ وَ اصْطَفَاهُ عَلٰى جَمِيْعِ الْـخَلِيْقَةِ لَا يُصَلِّيْ اَحَدٌ مِنْكُمْ عِنْدَ قَبْرِيْ رَكْعَتَيْنِ اِلَّا اسْتَحَقَّ الْمَغْفِرَةَ مِنَ اللهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ يَوْمَ يَلْقَاهُ.

وَ الَّذِيْ اَكْرَمَنَا بَعْدَ مُحَمَّدٍ ؐ بِالْاِمَامَةِ وَ خَصَّنَا بِالْوَصِيَّةِ اِنَّ زُوَّارَ قَبْرِيْ لَاَكْرَمُ الْوُفُوْدِ عَلَى اللهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَ مَا مِنْ مُۢؤْمِنٍ يَزُوْرُنِيْ فَتُصِيْبُ وَجْهَهٗ قَطْرَةٌ مِنَ الْمَاءِ اِلَّا حَرَّمَ اللهُ تَعَالٰى جَسَدَهٗ عَلَى النَّارِ.

I shall be murdered by poison as a victim of injustice, and I will be buried next to Haroon. Allah – Blessed and High be He – will establish my grave as the place for visiting by my followers and those who love me. Whoever visits me in my loneliness, then visiting him on the Resurrection Day will become incumbent upon me.

By Him Who honored Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) with the Prophetic mission and chose him over all his creatures, whoever of you says two units prayer next to my tomb will deserve to be forgiven by Allah – Blessed and High be He – on the Day (of Judgment) you meet Him.

And by Him Who honored us with the Divine Leadership mission after Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) and made us (the twelve Imams) especial by granting us the Testamentary Trustee mission, whoever visits my shrine will be of the noblest ones who reach Allah on the Resurrection Day. Allah – the High – keeps away the Fire from the body of any believer who visits me, hits himself on the face and sheds a tear.”0

(7) Abdul Salaam Ibn Saaleh Harawi narrates on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) that he (a.s.) entered the place where Haroon Rashid (l.a.) was buried and said:

هٰذِهٖ تُرْبَتِيْ وَ فِيْهَا اُدْفَنُ، وَ سَيَجْعَلُ اللهُ هٰذَا الْمَكَانَ مُخْتَلَفَ شِيْعَتِيْ وَ اَهْلِ مَحَبَّتِيْ، وَ اللهِ مَا يَزُوْرُنِيْ مِنْهُمْ زَائِرٌ، وَ لَا يُسَلِّمُ عَلَيَّ مِنْهُمْ مُسَلِّمٌ اِلَّا وَجَبَ لَهٗ غُفْرَانُ اللهِ وَ رَحْمَتُهٗ بِشَفَاعَتِنَا اَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ.

This is my grave. I will be buried here. Allah – the High – will establish this place to be the place where my followers and friends will come and go. By Allah, whoever visits me and sends greetings upon me will be certainly forgiven by Allah. He will benefit from Allah’s Mercy due to our intercession – the intercession of the Members of the Holy Household.”

Then he (a.s.) turned towards the Qibla and said prayers and supplications. Then he (a.s.) prostrated for a long time. I counted. He (a.s.) praised the Glory of Allah for five hundred times. Then he (a.s.) returned.0

(8) Yaaser, the slave of Imam Reza (a.s.) reports that Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

لَا تُشَدُّ الرِّحَالُ اِلٰى شَيْ‏ءٍ مِنَ الْقُبُوْرِ اِلَّا اِلٰى قُبُوْرِنَا اَلَا وَ اِنِّيْ مَقْتُوْلٌ بِالسَّمِّ ظُلْمًا وَ مَدْفُوْنٌ فِيْ مَوْضِعِ غُرْبَةٍ فَمَنْ شَدَّ رَحْلَهٗ اِلٰى زِيَارَتِي اسْتُجِيْبَ دُعَاؤُهٗ وَ غُفِرَ لَهٗ ذُنُوْبُهٗ.

The load of journey cannot be fastened for any grave except for our graves. Know that surely I will be killed oppressively by poision and will be buried at a place of loneliness. Whoever visits our shrine his supplications will be accepted and his sins will be forgiven.”0

There is difference in the quantity and circumstances in respect of the rewards stated in the traditions about the visitation of the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.). And in order to find a solution for such types of differences in the traditions, we must pay attention towards this point.

As it is said earlier that people from all over the world, having different cultures, decorums, proprieties, etiquette, spiritual and meaningful motives come to visit the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.). All these circumstances affect the conditions of the pilgrims.

It is evident that as there is difference between the motivity of visitation of the pilgrims in the same way their rewards are also of different categories. It is also evident that whoever will be more near to Imam Reza (a.s.) according to his character, manners and faith will deserve for as much rewards.

That is why due to the spiritual and meaningful differences in the conditions of the visitation there are variations found in the quantities of rewards stated in traditions.

Whose Pilgrimage will be Accepted?

Whether the pilgrimage of only the saints of Allah is accepted or is there a way for the acceptance from the sinners? If there is any way or ways what are they?

In order to answer this question one will have to consider this point:

The possessors of a pious heart and the watchers of their hidden sanctuary (i.e. heart) and the abstinents of sins actually get the opportunity to be feasted in the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.). They are blessed by Imam (a.s.) and they return with accepted pilgrimage.

We request such persons and expect that they must pay attention on this point that there is one common calamity is the occultation of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.). So first we all must pray for his (a.t.f.s.) early reappearance.

One important point is that those who cannot protect the sacred heart and damage it by their sins, how could they enter into the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) and in spite of their deficiencies, be able to get the attention of merciful Imam (a.s.)?

How could we visit the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.), attract the attention and blessings of Imam (a.s.) with such a heart which is polluted by sins, blinded the eyes and deafened the ears?

How could we be able to erase the effects of sins and get the spiritual cure from the merciful Imam (a.s.)?

In which condition and state we must go for the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) that the holy Imam (a.s.) does not turn his face away from us rather accept our ziyaarat and consider us able for his blessings and favours in spite of all the sins and offences?

This is a very important question, answer to which has many affects. But before answering the question, let us pay attention to the following incident.

It is said that once a begger approached a king with his dirty clothes. Seeing him, the king frowned. The king’s adherent said to him: ‘O you insolent! Do you not know that coming to a king with such dirty clothes is an offence?

He replied: ‘Coming to a king with dirty clothes is not a defect, rather returning with old and dirty clothes from the court of a king is blemish.’

The king appreciated the answer. He awarded the beggar with fine and costly dresses.0

The event reveals that the apparent dirtiness of the beggar could not stop the favour of the king but owning to his belief on the generosity of the king he was able to receive not only the costly clothes but the king was also pleased with him.

It can be concluded from this incidence that just as the apparent dirtyness does not come in the way of the generosity of the worldly kings, in the same manner the hidden uncleanness does not come in the way of getting the favours of real sovereigns (Ahle Bait (a.s.)).

Moreover, sometimes their favours and blessings are showered immensely. This could be possible when a person adopt such measures which could attract love and affection of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). This can be in a form that a person enters through the ways which are the source of much love and favours of Ahlul Bait (a.s.).

There are some ways and means for getting this goal as seeking for meditation of some personalities of Ahlul Bait (a.s.). For e.g. Imam Reza (a.s.), Imam Jawad (a.s.) whose meditation may enable one in getting their favours in abundance.

Hereunder we shall mention certain ways and means which, due to some reasons, are favourable for the people in certain conditions.

For instance, some people work as transporters of luggage. Such people keep so much weight on their shoulders that they have to take the help of others in order to put in on the ground. Although they put the light weight on the ground at their own. The weight of the sins is also like this. Sometimes a person can repent easily and can relieve himself of the sternity of the sins. But sometimes the weight of the sins becomes so heavy that he cannot get reid of them without taking the help of someone.

Alas the weight of the sins of some people belongs to the second category and in order to get rid of them, he will have to adopt the same mode.

The person who would have left his self free and did not control it and added his sins immensely. The person who has become habitual in passing his life in darkness during the period of occultation of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) and who did not serve him in any way would not be able to distance himself from the sins and his negligence towards Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.).

How could he will get salvation after passing a part of his life in sinning and negligence?

The anwer lies in the event of the person who went in the court of a king in dirty clothes but in spite of it he returned with costly clothes.

If we get the opportunity of visiting the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) and our backs are loaded with the weight of sins, although it is not appreciable, but since it is the mercy and forgiveness of Imam Reza (a.s.), so it is not a problem. But we should take care that we enter into the holy shrine loaded with sins and return from there without the load.

We should beg the kind and merciful Imam (a.s.) that we are unable to unload the weight of our sins alone so we seek your help in order to get rid of the heaviness of our sins.

Be sure that if a person with all the sincerety of heart and with deepness of his senses, expresses his incapability of getting rid of his sins then the merciful Imam (a.s.) will surely help him in unloading the weight of sins and will look towards him fervently, clean him with his sight and change him.

In order to reform ourselves we should not enter into his shrine while we have forgotten our Lord and not attentive towards our sins instead we should understand that we have become habitual of our sins and negligent towards Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) and in order to get rid of this habit, we need the help of Imam Reza (a.s.).

We must admit our faults inside the holy shrine and sincerely pray there for getting rid of the tempest of negligence.

Then the loving and affectionate sight of Imam Reza (a.s.) will remove the darkness of our heart. As a result we shall be able to be numbered amongst the brave and lion-hearted persons who fought with their selfs and succeeded.

Morality and Character of Imam Reza (a.s.)

It has been stated in Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza (a.s.) by Ibrahim ibn Al-Abbas regarding the commendation of high morality of Imam Reza (a.s.):

“I never saw Abul Hasan Imam Reza (a.s.) be verbally crude with anyone under any circumstances.

I never saw him interrupt anyone. He always waited for them to finish talking.

I never saw him refuse to fulfill anyone’s needs that he was capable of fulfilling.

He never stretched his legs out in front of anyone. He never leaned back in front of anyone.

I never saw him reproach any of his servants or agents.

I never saw him spit.

I never saw him burst into loud laughter. Rather he (a.s.) would smile gently.

When everyone left and they spread the tablecloth out for him to dine on, he (a.s.) called every one of his servants and agents – even the door-keeper to dine with him.

He (a.s.) slept very little in the daytime. He (a.s.) was awake most of the time. He (a.s.) stayed up a lot at night – from the beginning of the night till early morning.

He fasted a lot. He (a.s.) always fasted for at least three days each month.

He (a.s.) used to say,

ذٰلِكَ صَوْمُ الدَّهْرِ

This fasting is like fasting all year long.”

He (a.s.) often did good deeds and gave charity in secret. He (a.s.) did most of this in the darkness of the night.

If anyone claims that he has seen anyone as noble as him (a.s.), do not believe him.”0

Gift of Imam Reza (a.s.)

al-Yasa’ ibn Hamzah reports the following:

“Once I was in the presence of Abu al-Hasan Imam Reza (a.s.) and I was speaking to him before a large gathering that wanted to ask him about lawful and unlawful matters. At such time, a tall man of fair complexion came in and offered his greetings of peace, addressing the Imam as, ‘O son of the Messenger of Allah! I am from those who love you and your ancestors. I am coming from Hajj. I have lost my supplies as well as whatever was with me. I cannot reach my destination. If you consider it proper, help me so I can go home. It will be a great favor to me. When I arrive home, I will give as charity whatever amount you ask me to give; I am an undeserving recipient of charity.’ The Imam (a.s.) said,

Sit down. May Allah grant you blessing.’

He (a.s.) then spoke to people until they left. Only he (the Imam), Sulayman al-Ja’fari, Khaisamah and I remained. The Imam (a.s.) then asked,

Can I go inside?’

Sulayman said, ‘Allah has already given priority to your affairs.’ He (a.s.) went inside where he (a.s.) remained for a while before he (a.s.) came out and closed the door. He (a.s.) then stretched his (a.s.) hand from the top of the door and said,

Where is the man from Khuransan?’

The man replied, ‘Here I am.’ The Imam (a.s.) said,

Get this two hundred dinar, use it for expenses and enjoy its blessings. You must not give any charity on my behalf. You may leave before I see you or you see me.’

Then the Imam (a.s.) came out, and Sulayman said, ‘I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause, you have been generous and kind to him. Why did you hide your face from him?’ The Imam (a.s.) replied,

I was afraid to see the effect of humiliation on his face due to appealing for help. Consider the words of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) that say,

اَلْمُسْتَتِرُ بِالْـحَسَنَةِ يَعْدِلُ سَبْعِيْنَ حِـجَّةً وَ الْمُذِيْعُ بِالسَّيِّئَةِ مَخْذُوْلٌ وَ الْمُسْتَتِرُ بِهَا مَغْفُوْرٌ لَهٗ

Giving charity out of public sight is equal in reward to seventy times performing Hajj. One who publicizes sins is disgraced, and those who do not do so are granted forgiveness.”

Consider the words of the people who lived long before:

مَتٰى آتِهٖ يَوْمًا لِاَطْلُبَ حَاجَةً


رَجَعْتُ اِلٰى اَهْلِيْ وَ وَجْهِيْ بِمَائِهٖ‏

“Whenever during a day I come to him to appeal for help,

I return home without any damage to the dignity of my face.”0

Imam Reza (a.s.)’s Lesson for the Needy and Prudence for the Wealthy

Bazanti says: “I mentioned something before Imam Reza (a.s.) and he (a.s.) said,

Exercise patience. I hope Allah will do something good for you if He so wills.’

He (a.s.) then said,

By Allah, He does not delay anything from a believer of the worldly things unless it is better for him than to do it for him quickly.’

He (a.s.) then belittled worldly things and said,

It is worthless.’

He (a.s.) then said,

An affluent person faces the danger of owing compulsory payments of the rights of Allah. By Allah, I may receive bounties from Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious, and I continue to be afraid until I pay off what Allah has made compulsory upon me to pay.’

I then said, ‘I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause, why you fear with such a prominent position before Allah?’ He (a.s.) replied,

Yes, I do and I am thankful to Allah for what He has granted me.’”0

Greeting and Message of Imam Reza (a.s.) for his Friends

Shaikh Mufeed (a.r.) in his book ‘al-Ikhtesaas’ reports from Abd al-Azeem Hasani, who on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) narrates that he (a.s.) said:

O Abd al-Azeem, convey my greetings to my friends and tell them not to let Satan have recourse to their souls. Command them to be truthful in their speech and to return faithfully what is entrusted to them. Order them to maintain silence and leave off wrangling and disputations regarding that which does not concern them and to embark upon visiting each other for that is most beloved to me.

They must not engage in maligning each other for I have vowed that one who does that and vexes a friend of mine, then I shall call upon Allah to punish him in this world with a severe punishment and he will be from the losers in the hereafter.

And inform them that Allah has forgiven and pardoned the evil deeds of the good-doers from among them except one who associates another with Allah or hurts a friend from my friends or harbours ill-will towards him, for Allah will not forgive him till he desists from it, if he desists. However if he does not, then the spirit of faith will be removed from his heart and he will secede from my friendship. Nor will he have any luck in this world and I seek refuge in Allah from that!0

Servants of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Imam Reza (a.s.), while in the last days of his life, (was severely restless with the intensity of the poison) called all his servants on the dining cloth and sat with them so as to eat together.

Imam Reza (a.s.) always treated his servants with utmost care and even he (a.s.) paid special attention if he accepted anybody for his service.

The servants of Imam Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.) have more responsibility of knowing the knowledge of his (a.s.) manners and character. They should not be harsh in their temper because it is in the manners of Imam Reza (a.s.).

The attendants of the holy shrine should guide and treat the visitors with utmost kindness and affection. They must have the knowledge of the status of Imam Reza (a.s.) and they must have the feeling that in whose attendance they have stepped in. They must also take care that this holy shrine is the place of stepping in of Imam of Age (a.t.f.s.) for the last many years and he (a.s.) comes over here.

The servants of Imam Reza (a.s.) must also know that Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) and other divine saints are also present amongst the visitors of the holy shrine. They should be careful that their harsh treatment and negligence could not be the cause of the insult of the divine saints.

Apart from it, Imam Reza (a.s.) sees all his visitors with affection and love even he accepts the sinner and their repentance and regretful shame. So it is the duty of the attendants of the holy shrine to treat all the visitors with regard.

The attendants of the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) should also know that visitors from all the parts of the globe, having different cultures and manners, come for the ziyaarat. So it is apparent that amongst them there are visitors who need guidance and the harsh treatment may leave negative affects over them.

The visitors of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) should not be treated in such a way that when they return to their homeland they feel grief-stricken and pathetic because they take the servants of Imam Reza (a.s.) with regard as a result they have more expectations from them. That is why the attendants of Imam Reza (a.s.) must have the qualities of patience, guts and endurance. They should also take care that the visitors of Imam Reza (a.s.) are their guests so they should be treated in the manner which is liked by Imam Reza (a.s.).

The attendants of Imam Reza (a.s.) should be careful about their thoughts and treatment not only in the holy shrine but they should also be repentant and regretful about their evil deeds committed by them before coming to the holy shrine by performing good deeds and seeking forgiveness.

The attendants of Imam Reza (a.s.) must also be aware that whoever has been accepted for his service, he (a.s.) considers him as his beloved and as much they have more expectations from him as much they get his graciousness.

The visitors should also be careful in treating the attendants with regards.

A Faithful Child in the presence of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Imam Reza (a.s.) is the symbol of kindness and ethics. We describe an important ethical discourse in order to get a conclusion:

It has been narrated in the Tafseer (exegesis) of Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.):

There was an uncontrollable horse in front of Imam Reza (a.s.) and some people were trying to control him but none could dare to ride over him. In the meantime a seven year old child came and said: ‘O son of Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.)! If you permit me I control and ride over this horse.’

Imam (a.s.) said: “Will you do this work?”

He said: ‘Yes.’

Imam (a.s.) said: “How will you be able to do this work?”

He said:

لِاَنِّيْ قَدِ اسْتَوْثَقْتُ مِنْهُ قَبْلَ اَنْ اَرْكَبَهٗ بِاَنْ صَلَّيْتُ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اٰلِهِ الطَّيِّبِيْنَ الطَّاهِرِيْنَ مِائَةَ مَرَّةٍ، وَ جَدَّدْتُ عَلٰى نَفْسِي الْوَلَايَةَ لَكُمْ اَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ.

‘I shall get satisfaction before riding over him by reciting salutation over Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) and his pure progeny one hundred times and would renew the wilayat of Ahlul Bait (a.s.) upon me.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) said to him: “Ride over him.”

When the child mounted the horse, Imam (a.s.) ordered him to make the horse run. He did so till the horse was tired. The horse then spoke to Imam Reza (a.s.): ‘O son of Messenger of Allah! Today this rider made me tired. Either excuse me or increase my tolerance and patience.’

Then that child said that whatever is better for you (giving a ride to the believers) you should request for the same.

Imam Reza (a.s.) said: “You have spoken the truth”. Then he (a.s.) prayed the Almighty Allah to give him more strength.

The horse was pacified and started to proceed. When the child dismounted from the horse, Imam Reza (a.s.) said to the child:

You may ask me for anything that exist in my house amongst the animals, slaves, maid-servants, wealth, etc. You are a faithful Muslim and Allah – the High – has given you fame in this world by dint of your faith.”

The child said: ‘O son of Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.)! If you permit, I have a request.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

O believer! You may ask for whatever you want. May Allah – the High – give you Divine guidance.”

He said:

سَلْ لِيْ رَبَّكَ التَّقِيَّةَ الْـحَسَنَةَ، وَ الْمَعْرِفَةَ بِـحُقُوْقِ الْاِخْوَانِ، وَ الْعَمَلَ بِـمَا اَعْرِفُ مِنْ ذٰلِكَ

‘Ask for me from your Lord goodness of piety, awareness of the rights of brothers and award me reliance and trust to act accordingly.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

قَدْ اَعْطَاكَ اللهُ ذٰلِكَ، لَقَدْ سَاَلْتَ اَفْضَلَ شِعَارِ الصَّالِـحِيْنَ وَ دِثَارِهِمْ

Allah has awarded you all those things you had requested for the best habits and ornament of pious servants and the thing which may protect the honour.”0

Important Points from the tradition

How a child lit the candle of wilayat (mastership) in his heart and controlled the horse which could not be controlled by any one else?

We may also control the rebellious horse of our self through the medium of great status of wilayat. The recognition of the great status of Infallible progeny of Ahlul Bait (a.s.) creates changes in the existence of a man by dint of which one can perform such deeds which cannot be done by others.

The recognition of the high status of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) creates the changes in the basic thinking of a person. Then a person considers his thinking different from others about the worldly and meaningful matters.

One can proceed towards perfection by practicing on the divine thoughts which comes from within oneself by which changes can be seen in the intentions and desires of oneself. Then by observing discipline in the way of Allah and Ahle Bait (a.s.) he may perform those works which can not be performed by others.

The tradition which we have stated is a glad tiding for Shia culture. Even the children may make the impossible things possible by the high status of wilayat in their existence.

We may derive the consequence from this tradition that the faith, belief and certainty over the high status of wilayat may make even a child illustrious from others in the childhood. And the way the child performed such a task which could not be performed by others, Imam Reza (a.s.) called that child a believer due to his faith and recognition.

An Important Ethical Discussion

Many scholars and intellectuals of moral science have stated many ways for self-purification which require a long period of time. Till date men has not been able to conclude them. Whenever he removes some bad habits from himself he is indulged in some other bad habits due to the longevity of the period.

That is why some elderly scholars such as late Naraqi has mentioned some solutions in his book ‘Me’raaj al-Saadah’ which are being used by other scholars.

In order to erase the ethical vices some solutions have been stated in some books which are like constructing a destroyed house that a part of it is constructed each day. It is clear that this is not the remedy. Man is also like this that by the time he is indulged in carnal desires, he eradicates a bad habit while he is entangled in another bad habit. So we should adopt such means which are fundamental and could create changes in self.

The Death of Lonliness is Better or Collective Life?

That is why some elderly scholars like late Ayatullah Mirza Mahdi Isfahani (r.a.) did not like to adopt such ways. He believed that one should adopt such means which should be basic and fundamental and which could lead a person in achieving his goal.

In order to achieve such means he suggests to ponder about death which could create complete change in one’s self so that he does not come across with spiritual and meaningful lapses. If a man ponders everyday about death which could convince his soul that sooner or later he has to depart this world. Then his self wishes and carnal desires will come to an end and he will be able to achieve higher goals. On this ground by pondering over death one can get rid of his carnal desires by defeating his self.

This is the best path in comparison to other paths which have been stated in the books written on ethics. But is there any other path which could be comprehensive in all aspects for individuals and for an association?

This is my belief that we should think about collective living instead of thinking about individual death in order to get rid of carnal desires and whims.

If people come to know that their spiritual and pondering energies have been finished during the period of occultation of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) and which they would be able to acquire during the blessed period of reappearance, then they will not be able to get satisfaction on the present lives and they will consider the period of occultation as dead.

In the same manner they would not only ponder about their own lives but they will ponder about all the persons of the world. Then they will come to know that pondering over the lives is also nourishing and decoration of lives.

Although it is true that a man can erase his ethical evils by pondering over death. But he can give life his meaningful powers by letting himself acquainted with the real life. Then the ethical evils will be no more.

The man, instead of thinking about his death, should think about the life of everyone and mutual unity.

A person instead of thinking about a short and dark grave, can also think about an illuminated world which could be lighted by the brilliance of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.).

One can also wait for the universal sovereignty of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) instead of containing the moments of death.

A man can prepare himself for joining Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) instead of getting ready for death.

Yes! A person can become master of all the excellences by preparing himself for the reappearance.

According to the narration of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) waiting for the advent of Imam of the age (a.t.f.s.) is the best Jehad (struggle). So if a person becomes real watchful then he can achieve extra ordinary strength by leaving his ethical evils for remaining alive. Because one cannot get wealth without being grieved.

We should pray in the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) for becoming watchful in reality and for giving life to the dead heart and also for the reappearance of the rescuer of the universe by giving the oath to Almighty Allah of His right through the medium of the Holy Imam (a.s.).

Everyday we should give boost to our zeal and emotions for the reappearance of Imam of the age (a.t.f.s.).

In order to further explain this meaning we shall describe some couplets of De’bal.

Poems of De’bal for Imam Reza (a.s.)

De’bal ibn al-Khozaaee had, several times raised his voice about the usurpation of the right of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). The following two couplets made Imam Reza (a.s.) very much mournful and grieved and tears started flowing from his eyes:

First Couplet

اَرٰى فَيْئَهُمْ فِيْ غَيْرِهِمْ مُتَقَسَّمًا وَ اَيْدِيَهُمْ مِنْ فَيْئِهِمْ صِفْرَاتٍ‏

I find others share their share

Their hands of what is theirs are bare

When Imam Reza (a.s.) heard this couplet he (a.s.) wept bitterly and said:

صَدَقْتَ يَا خُزَاعِيُّ

O Khozaaee! You have told the truth.”

Second Couplet

اِذَا وُتِرُوْا مَدُّوْا اِلٰى وَاتِرِيْهِمْ اَكُفًّا عَنِ الْاَوْتَارِ مُنْقَبِضَاتٍ‏

When they were pulled taut, they did stretch

Tense hands that couldn’t their muscles touch

Abul Hasan Imam Reza (a.s.) kept rubbing the palms of his hands against each other and said,

Yes. Tense, indeed; they are tense...”0

Weeping of Imam Reza (a.s.) for Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.)

Then De’bal continued reciting the couplets about the usurpation and then he said about Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.).

al-Harawi says, “I heard De’bal ibn Ali al-Khoazaaee say, ‘I recited this poem for my master Imam Reza (a.s.) which starts with:

خُرُوْجُ اِمَامٍ لَا مَـحَالَةَ خَارِجٌ يَقُوْمُ عَلَى اسْمِ اللهِ وَالْبَرَكَاتِ‏

يُـمَيِّزُ فِيْنَا كُلَّ حَقٍّ وَبَاطِلٍ وَ يُـجْزِيْ عَلَى النَّعْمَاءِ وَالنَّقِمَاتِ‏

A Divine Leader shall rise – surely he is to rise

In Allah’s name and His Blessing he shall rise

He will distinguish between right and wrong for us

He will reward the good-doers and the bad-doers he shall chastise.

Then Imam Reza (a.s.) cried hard. He (a.s.) raised up his head towards me and said,

O De’bal Khozaaee! It was the Holy Spirit who made these verses flow out from your tongue. Do you know who that Divine Leader is? When will he rise?”

Then De’bal said, ‘No my Master! I have only heard that a Divine Leader from your progeny shall rise and cleanse the earth of corruption. He shall fill it with justice.’

Then the Imam (a.s.) said,

O De’bal! The Divine Leader coming after me is my son Muhammad; then after Muhammad his son Ali; then his son Hasan; and then his son al-Hujjat the Riser the Awaited one (Imam al-Mahdi [a.t.f.s.]) who will come during his absence (Ghaybah). He will be obeyed when he appears. Allah shall prolong time even if there is only one day left for him to rise and fill the earth with justice, since it has been filled with oppression and injustice.

But when will it be? This is like informing the people about the time of the arrival of the Resurrection Day.

My father quoted on the authority of his father, on the authority of his forefathers, on the authority of Ali (a.s.) who narrated that Allah’s Prophet (s.a.w.a.) was asked,

O Prophet of Allah! When shall the Riser who is from your progeny rise?’ The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) replied,

The similitude of that is like the similitude of the Hour (of Resurrection), ‘None but He can reveal as to when it will occur. Heavy were its burden through the heavens and the earth. Only, all of a sudden will it come to you.’”0

Weeping of Imam Reza (a.s.) and the residents of the Earth and the Sky for Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.)

al-Hasan ibn Mahboob said, ‘Abul Hasan Imam Reza (a.s.) told me,

There will be a terrible sedition which will cause the cessation of any family ties and friendships. That will be when the Shias lose my third descendant. At that time all the residents of the heavens and the Earth will cry, and all the fervent men and women plus all the sad people will shed tears.’0

The Imam (a.s.) then added,

May my father and mother be the ransom for him who has the same name as my grandfather and is similar to Moosa (a.s.) – the son of Imran (a.s.). He will be covered with brilliant coverings from which the light of bright holy rays will radiate. There will be many fervent women and sad men thirsty for that delicious water! It is as if I can see them completely hopeless of finding him, when a voice from afar will be heard as if it is from nearby. It will say, ‘He is the Mercy upon the believers and the Chastisement upon the atheists.’”0

Supplication of Imam Reza (a.s.) for Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.)

Late Mohaddis Qummi writes: Sayed Hasan Moosawi Kazmi writes in ‘Amal al-Aamel’0:

A shia scholar has written a book about the martyrdom of Imam Reza (a.s.) viz. ‘Taajeej-O-Neeraan al-Ahzaan Fee Wafaat-e-Sultaan-e-Khoraasaan’ He writes in it: “It has been stated that when De’bal Khozaaee recited his encomium (Qaseedah) in front of Imam Reza (a.s.) and when he reached this couplet:

خُرُوْجُ اِمَامٍ لَا مَـحَالَةَ خَارِجٌ يَقُوْمُ عَلَى اسْمِ اللهِ وَالْبَرَكَاتِ‏

Imam Reza (a.s.) got up, stood and lowered his head towards ground and kept his palm of the right hand on his head and said:

اَللّٰہُمَّ عَجِّلْ فَرَجَہٗ وَ مَخْرَجَہٗ وَ انْصُرْنَا بِہٖ نَصْرًا عَزِیْزًا

O Allah! Hasten in his reappearance and durability. Help us through him in an unprecedented way.”0

The point, worth to be noted in this event is that De’bal is a Shia poet, he neither mentioned any particular name of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) nor did he quote any of his names. He only recollected the blessed period of his durability and reappearance. But Imam Reza (a.s.) stood up in order to recollect the universal sovereignty of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) and lowered his blessed head, put his palm of right hand on his head and prayed for his early reappearance. Although he (a.s.) did not heard any particular name of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.).

This is also a proof of extreme love of Imam Reza (a.s.) for the universal kingdom of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.).

The lifestyle and character of infallible Imams (a.s.) is an exemplar for all of us and all of us should follow them. The way Imam Reza (a.s.) expressed his love and affection for Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.), we should also express our faith and affection on listening the name and remembering the universal kingdom of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) and try to strengthen it as much as possible.

Command of Imam Reza (a.s.) for praying for Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.)

Imam Reza (a.s.) used to perform some more acts especially for Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) which may very well be understood from the couplet of De’bal. Imam Reza (a.s.) wanted to guide with his action to his lovers and shias how to express their respect for Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.).

Imam Reza (a.s.) used to order his visitors to recite ‘Dua-e-Ghaybat’. His stress for reciting this supplication is evident from the sentence ‘وَ كَانَ یَامُرُ بِالدُّعَاءِ. Had our insight have the capabilities, then he (a.s.) would have ordered us for the recitation of this supplication.

The visitors of the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) are strictly enjoined not to show carelessness in praying for the early reappearance of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) while they are inside the holy shrine. Because the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) is one of the places which are recommended for praying for the early advent of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.).

We should first ponder over our needs as soon as we enter inside the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.). In view of his dignity and Divine Powers we should not avoid in praying for our high wishes. We should also be mindful that there is no other supplication better than asking for the early reappearance of the divine Avenger of Progeny of Muhammad (a.s.).

But alas! Most of the visitors of the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) pray only for their worldly needs. This is not a proper way of praying. Particularly when someone prays for becoming a wealthy person. In most of the cases too much wealth leads towards transgression and rebellion and excess of wealth creates sense of irresponsibilities. Because this is evident that those who have less wealth their responsibilities are also minimum.

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

He who is satisfied with a little provision (from Allah), his little work is accepted (by Allah).”

Ibn Abi Sho’ba-e-Halabi Nawfali narrated that he went to Imam Reza (a.s.) and said: ‘I had sustenance in abundance in my life but now my condition has changed and have become beggar, please pray to Allah – the High – to increase my sustenance.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

What do you want to become? Do you want to become a king? Will you be happy if you become like Tahir and Harsama (servants of Ma’moon)? Then you will never remain steadfast on your faith and constitution.”

He said: ‘By Allah – the High – if all the gold and silver in the world I could own and I do not remain on my faith, it will not make me happy.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

The Almighty Allah says (in Holy Quran):

...اِعْمَلُوْٓا اٰلَ دَاوٗدَ شُكْرًا۝۰ۭ وَقَلِيْلٌ مِّنْ عِبَادِيَ الشَّكُوْرُ۝۱۳

“…give thanks, O family of Dawood! and very few of My servants are grateful.”0

Then he (a.s.) said:

Have favourable opinion from Allah – the High. Whoever is satisfied on minimum sustenance, the Almighty Allah also accepts his minimum performance and whoever is satiated in minimum legitimate sustenance, his expesnses will also be minimised and his family would be prosperous. The Almighty Allah will make him indifferent of the pains and cures of this world and with all the protection he will enter Paradise.”0

On this ground we should be thankful to Allah – the High – and we should not consider the worldly requirements all in all and we should ponder over the meaningful desires and we should always be mindful that the biggest meaningful desire (through which the worldly wishes shall also be fulfilled) is to pray for the early reappearance of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.).

This is the important and basic point that we should not pray for the early reappearance of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) for our own selves but for infallible Imams (a.s.) resulting in that we shall get comfort and satisfaction. Because it is the duty of all of us that we should prefer Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) and his pure progeny (a.s.) over our family.

Now we should ponder over this event: We all know that the extreme oppressions would be inflicted upon Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) till the reappearance of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) and the inflictions and calamities are still being operated on the holy family of revelations (a.s.). That is why we should recite in our prayers ‘اَللّٰهُمَّ عَجِّلْ لِوَلِيِّكَ الْفَرَج’. In the same manner many more interpretations, through which, we pray the Almighty Allah for the reappearance of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.). The reappearance would be affected when there are troubles and calamities.

Thus it is evident that oppressions and tyrannies upon progeny of Muhammad (a.s.) are still being operated. That is why we beseech Almighty Allah for the reappearance of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.).

Now although our society has been suffering by the calamities but at the same time oppression over Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) and his pure progeny (a.s.) are still continued. So this is our foremost duty to try to scrape out all these calamities through our invocations. If we are able to do this so it is as if we prayed for us as well.

A person saw a woman in the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) who was weeping bitterly. The woman told that man, ‘My husband has left me alone with four daughters. Now I don’t have any money to pay the rent of my house and the owner of the house has thrown away all my luggage outside the house. In this condition what should I do?

That person helped her with some money but since he was unable to solve her problem by providing her with a rented house he entered the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) in dejected condition and requested him: “O my master! On account of such oppressed presons I want you to invoke Almighty Allah for the reappearance of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) so that the period of occultation come to an end. All of a sudden he became attentive that as if Imam Reza (a.s.) oracled to him:

The biggest oppression is the oppression and calamity operated upon us Ahlul Bayt (a.s.).”0

We hope that soon Allah – the High – give permission to Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) for his establishment and taking the revenge so that the oppressions and calamities could come to an end from the whole world.

Two common specialties between Imam Reza (a.s.) and Imam Zamana (a.t.f.s.)

As we have stated earlier about the love of Imam Reza (a.s.) with Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.), now we would like to state common specialities between Imam Reza (a.s.) and Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.). Only two specialities between them would be pointed out:

(1) Discussion on establishing proofs and logical reasons

Amongst the common specialities between Imam Reza (a.s.) and Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) is the establishment of proofs and logical reasons for the adversaries.

Imam Reza (a.s.) used to hold discussions with the adversaries and overpower them. In the same manner Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) will also hold discussions with the adversaries and will present proofs and logical reasons for all the persons of the world. To be more clear we specify as follows:

(1) Establishment of proofs and logical reasons by Imam Reza (a.s.)

Imam Reza (a.s.), during the period of his Imamat from his operative consultation was to hold discussions and religious contests in order to establish proofs and logical reasons for the existence of Almighty Allah, Islamic constitution and the facts about school of Shias.

Imam Reza (a.s.) held discussions with many scholars of that time in their languages, without the medium of any interpretor, irrespective of their faith, nation or thoughts he (a.s.) rejected and condemned their faith.

These discussions and religious contests, from public platform proved very much beneficial for the verification of school of Shia. There are so many events in the history regarding Imam Reza (a.s.) holding discussions with the scholars of other religions. His defeating and over-powering them and they had to accept are produced hereunder:

Mohammad Ibn Fazl Hashmi reports:

When I went to meet Imam Moosa Ibn Ja’far (a.s.) one day before his martyrdom he (a.s.) said:

Take these trusts to Madinah after my death and give them to my son Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.). He is proof of Almighty Allah and Imam after me.”

Mohammad Ibn Fazl Hashmi says: I went to Madinah and met Imam Reza (a.s.), handed over all the trusts to him and said:

“I am going to Basra and there the news of the martyrdom of your father would have spread. They will ask me about your Imamat. Will you please be kind enough to show me some of the proofs of your Imamat.”

Imam Reza (a.s.) showed me some special tokens and sacred relics of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) which had been in possession of infallible Imams (a.s.).

Then he (a.s.) said: “I shall come to Basra.”

I asked: ‘When will you be able to come to Basra?’

He (a.s.) said: “Three days after your departure.”

After taking the permission of Imam Reza (a.s.) I returned to Basra. When my friends came to me, I told them the whole story.

A naasbi0 Amr Ibn Hazzaab objected and said: ‘Hasan Ibn Mohammad deserved for the place of Imamat because he is the eldest in Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). He is also pious and worshipper. But Ali Ibn Moosa (a.s.) is young, perhaps he will not be capable of religious verdicts.’ In the meantime Hasan Ibn Mohammad came and said: ‘Mohammad Hashimi is saying that Ali Ibn Moosa (a.s.) is coming to Basra after three days. This is itself a proof so we should wait for three days.’

People dispursed from there. On the third day Imam Reza (a.s.) came and stayed in the house of Hasan Ibn Mohammad who took the responsibility of serving Imam Reza (a.s.). Imam (a.s.) invited all his friends, Jews, Christians and elders for a meeting and then he (a.s.) addressed them saying:

I am Ali Ibn Moosa Ibn Ja’far Ibn Mohammad Ibn Ali Ibn Husain Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.). Today when I perform the Morning Prayer in masjid al-Nabi in Madinah, the ruler of Madinah came to me and consulted me about certain matters. I gave him good advice and promised him that I shall return towards him at the time of Asr, so whoever wanted to ask me about the signs and proofs of Imamat he may ask.’

Amr Ibn Hazzaab stood up and said: ‘Whatever Mohammad Ibn Fazl Hashmi has told us on your behalf is not acceptable.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) said: “What did he tell you?”

He said: He is saying that you have got the knowledge of all the heavenly books and all the languages of the world.

Imam Reza (a.s.) said: “He is telling the truth, whatever you want to ask go ahead.”

He said that we have invited the people from Rome, Sindh, Persia,Turkey, etc. So as to test and examine you. If you are telling the truth then you should speak to each one of them. Then Imam Reza (a.s.) talked all of them in their own languages and tone and answered their questions which surprised all and accepted that the Imam (a.s.) talks more eloquently than all of them.

Then Imam Reza (a.s.) said to Amr Ibn Hazzaab, “Will you testify if I tell you that after some days you will kill one of your relatives?”

He said: ‘No I will not testify as nobody knows the hidden except Almighty Allah.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) said: “But do you not know what Allah – the High – has said (in Holy Quran):

عٰلِمُ الْغَيْبِ فَلَا يُظْہِرُ عَلٰي غَيْبِہٖٓ اَحَدًا۝۲۶ۙ اِلَّا مَنِ ارْتَضٰى مِنْ رَّسُوْلٍ...

The Knower of the unseen! so He does not reveal His secrets to any. Except to him whom He chooses as an apostle;…0

We are also the heirs of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.). So we know whatever has already happened and whatever will happen till the Day of Judgement. You will kill your relative after five days. If this does not happen, you may reject me as Imam.”

Then he (a.s.) said: “After some days you will become blind, take false oath and suffer from leprosy.”

The narrator says: ‘I swear by Allah – the High – all the prophecies of Imam (a.s.) occured after few days.’

Then Imam (a.s.) conversed with Jews and Christian scholars in their own languages and proved the prophethood of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) from their own books.

All of them accepted the truthfulness of Imam (a.s.) and said: ‘We could have accepted your faith had there not been the rulership of Jews and Christians upon us.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) answered to all the question asked by them and fulfilled their requirements, performed the Zohr prayer in congregation and then said: “Now I am going back to Madinah and if Almighty Allah wills I shall return tomorrow.”

Next day the atmosphere again filled with the fragrance of paradise. The darkness of night of waiting dispersed and the people of Basra once again got the opportunity of the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.). Once again the moon of Imamat ascended and illuminated the people of Basra.

They presented a maid servant of Rome to Imam (a.s.). Imam (a.s.) talked to her in Roman language and said:

O servant! Whom do you love more, Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) or Eesaa (a.s.)?”

She said: ‘By the time I was not acquainted with Hazrat Mohammad (s.a.w.a.) I loved Eesaa (a.s.). But now as I have got the acquaintance of Hazrat Mohammad (s.a.w.a.), so I love him most.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) said: “Now that you have got the acquaintace of Hazrat Mohammad (s.a.w.a.) then do you not love Eesaa (a.s.)?”

She said: ‘Why not, but I love Hazrat Mohammad (s.a.w.a.) most.’

Jaasaleeq, with the permission of Imam (a.s.), translated this conversation for the people and said to Imam (a.s.): A Christian theologian from Sindh is there, if you permit, we bring him in your presence.

Imam Reza (a.s.) said: “No problem.”

When that person came, Imam Reza (a.s.) talked to him in Sindhi language and discussed with him on the subjects of unity of Almighty Allah and messengership and established proofs in this regard till that person witnessed upon the unity of Almighty Allah and the messengership of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and tore off his Zunnaar.0

Imam Reza (a.s.) asked the people: “Do you now have faith on whatever Mohammad Ibn Fazl has said?”

They replied: ‘Your status is proved for us more than whatever Mohammad Ibn Fazl had narrated. In the same way Mohammad Ibn Fazl had told us that you will be taken to Khorasan, is it true?’

Imam Reza (a.s.) said: “Yes.”

All the people accepted the Divine Leadership of Imam Reza (a.s.) and left.

Rain of mercy showered over the hearts of the people of Basrah and the proof (of Imamat) was completed upon them. The people of Basrah spent the night in the service of Imam Reza (a.s.).

شد روشن از فروغ سحر، طارم كبود

نقّاش صبح، رنگ شب از آسمان ردود

بگريخت از شرارہٴ مشرق، غبار شب

چون از لهيب شعله آتش غبار دود

At last the night of meeting passed off and came the day of departure. Imam Reza (a.s.) said goodbye to all and left.

Mohammad Ibn Fazl says: ‘I accompanied Imam Reza (a.s.). In the way we stayed at a place where Imam Reza (a.s.) prayed four units of namaz and said: “O Mohammad! Close your eyes.” When I opened my eyes I found myself at the door of my house in Basrah but Imam Reza (a.s.) was out of sight.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) had ordered me to go to Kufa and inform the Shias that eighth Imam (a.s.) will come to Kufa and will stay at the house of Hafs Ibn Umair.

I fulfilled my responsibility and Imam (a.s.) came there and ordered to invite Jew and Christian intellectuals. Imam (a.s.) spoke to them in their own languages and proved his own and his forefathers truthfulness and said to Jaasleeq of Christians:

Do you know that Hazrat Eesaa (a.s.) had an epistle on which five names were written that whenever he wanted to go anywhere from East to West and from West to East he used to invoke Almighty Allah through the medium of one of those names and would cover the distance within a moment?”

Jaasleeq said: ‘It was so but I don’t know those names.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

After the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) there is not a single Imam or proof of Allah – the High – but he had the knowledge of all the sciences and accomplishments of prophets, knowledge of all the heavenly books, able to converse in all the languages of the world, having knowledge of all the languages and remained away from all sorts of evil.”0

One more instance of discussion of Imam Reza (a.s.) with elderly scholars of that time

Mohammad Ibn Umar Ibn Abd al-Azeez Ansari says who had himself heard from Hasan Ibn Mohammad Nawfali who narrated for me:

When Imam Reza (a.s.) went to Ma’moon, Ma’moon ordered Fazl ibn Sahl to summon the prominent theologians from among the rhetoricians and the religious such as Jaasaleeq0, the high Rabbi, the Hindu high priest, followers of Zoroaster0, Nestus Rumi and expert linguists so that they could listen the conversation of Imam Reza (a.s.). Fazl ibn Sahl gathered them and informed Ma’moon about the meeting.

Ma’moon granted them permission to enter and received them with hospitality. Then he said: ‘I have gathered you for (something) good and want you to have a debate with my cousin from Madina who will come to me. Come to me tomorrow morning. None of you should be absent.’ All of them said: ‘We have listened your order and will obey you. We will be here early in the morning.’

Hasan Ibn Nawfali said: ‘We were talking to Imam Reza (a.s.) when Yasir – the servant who was in charge of serving Imam Reza (a.s.) – entered and told him: ‘O my Master! Ma’moon has expressed his greetings to you and said, May your brother be your ransom! Indeed scholars from all religions and masters of speech from all nations have gathered together with me. Would you like to come to us and have a discussion with them? If you do not wish to do so, do not bother yourself. Even if you prefer, we do not mind coming to you, it would be easier for us.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) sent him message saying:

Express my greetings to him and tell him that I understand what you mean. Almighty Allah willing, I will come to you myself tomorrow morning.”

al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Nawfali said, ‘When Yasir went out, the Imam (a.s.) turned to me and said, “O Nawfali! You are an Iraqi, and an Iraqi’s heart is not hard. So, what do think is your cousin’s intention in setting up a meeting between me and the pagans and scholars?”

al-Nawfali answered, “May I be your ransom! He wants to test you, and wants to know how much knowledge you possess. He has, indeed, based his assumption on shaky grounds. By Allah, what he has set up is dangerous.”

The Imam (a.s.) asked, “And what has he set up?”

al-Nawfali said, “The theologians and the heretics are different from the scholars. That is because a scholar does not deny the undeniable, whereas rhetoricians, theologians, and polytheists are people who deny things and try to prove what is not true. If you argue with them and tell them that Allah is One, they would say, ‘Prove His Oneness’, and if you say that Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) is the Messenger of Allah, they would say, ‘Prove his Prophethood.’ May I be your ransom! They confuse you and make you disprove your own proofs. They continue these false accusations until you back off.”

al-Nawfali added, “Then the Imam (a.s.) smiled and told me, “O Al-Nawfali! Do you fear that they will disprove my argument?’”

al-Nawfali said, ‘No, by Allah! I have never worried about you, and I hope that God willing, Allah will make you victorious over them!’

The Imam (a.s.) asked again, ‘O Nawfali! Would you like to know when Ma’moon will feel regretful?’ He answered, ‘Yes.’ The Imam (a.s.) said, “When he (Ma’moon) hears me argue with the people of the Torah quoting their own Torah, with the people of the Gospel quoting their own Gospel, with the people of the Psalms quoting their own Psalms, with the Zoroastrians arguing in their Persian language, with the Romans in their own Latin, and with the rhetoricians using their very own rhetoric. So, if I close the avenues of argument in the face of each arguing party and disprove his claim, making him renounce his statement from its onset and referring to my own statement, then Ma’moon will realize that he has not achieve what he aspires to achieve. It is then that he will feel regretful. And there is no strength save in the Highest, the Almighty Allah.’”

On the following day, al-Fazl ibn Sahl went in a hurry to see the Imam (a.s.) and told him, “May I be your ransom! Your cousin is waiting for you. The people have gathered together. When will you go to him?”

Imam Reza (a.s.) told him, “You go ahead. God willing, I will come to you.” Then he (a.s.) made ablutions for praying, drank something, ate some soup with us and we all left. Then we reached Ma’moon’s palace. The meeting was full of people. Muhammad ibn Ja’far, some of the Talibites and the Hashemites, and the Commanders of the Army were amongst those present.

When Imam Reza (a.s.) entered, Ma’moon stood up. Muhammad ibn Ja’far and all the Hashemites who were present there stood up for him. The Imam (a.s.) and Ma’moon sat down while all the people were still standing, until Ma’moon ordered them to sit down. Ma’moon talked to the Imam (a.s.) for a while. Then Ma’moon turned to the Catholic Archbishop and said, “O Catholic Archbishop! This is my cousin Ali ibn Moosa ibn Ja’far (a.s.). He is one of the children of (the Blessed Lady) Faatemah (s.a.) – the daughter of our Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) – and Ali ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.). I would like you to have a debate with him and be fair with him.

The Catholic Archbishop said, “O Commander of the Faithful! How can I argue with a man who argues with me using a Book which we have denied and a Prophet whom I do not believe in?”

Imam Reza (a.s.) told him, “O Christian! Will you accept it if I present proofs from your Gospel?”

The Catholic Archbishop said, “How could I reject what the Bible speaks about? I swear to Allah that I will accept it even if I dislike it.”

Imam Reza (a.s.) told him, “Ask whatever you wish to ask and receive your answer.”

The Catholic Archbishop said, “What is your opinion about the Prophethood of Eesaa (a.s.) and his Book? Do you deny either one of them?”

Imam Reza (a.s.) gave proof from the Bible that the names of our Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) has been mentioned in the Bible. Then Imam Reza (a.s.) told him the numbers of disciples of Eesaa (a.s.) and their affairs and proved from many proofs and he accepted it. Then he (a.s.) demonstrated some other books. Till Catholic Archbishop said: ‘If anyone else, other than me, questions you, I swear by the right of Eesaa! I could not conceive that there is a personality like you amongst the Muslim scholars.’

Then Imam Reza (a.s.) turned towards Raas al-Jaalut and proved with the reason from Torah and Psalms, Book of Sha’ya and Haiqooq till he also calmed down and he also did not have anything to say.

Then Imam Reza (a.s.) turned towards High Rabbi, the Zoroastrian scholar and put the arguments over him. When he also become unanswerable, Imam Reza (a.s.) turned towards the listerners and said: “O people! If any of you is opposed to Islam and wants to ask me any questions, then let him ask me without any shame.”

Imran al-Sa’bee who was an expert in theology stood up and said, ‘O Scholar of the people. I would not have asked you any questions if you had not invited me to ask. I have been to Kufa, Basra, Syria and Algeria. There I have met many theologians. However, none of them has been able to establish for me the proof that there is One who has no second other than Him and that He remains to be One Being. Will you permit me to ask you this question?’

Imam Reza (a.s.) said, “If Imran al-Sab’ee is present among the people here, it must be you.” He said, “Yes. This is me.” The Imam (a.s.) said, “O Imran! Ask. But I advise you to be fair. Avoid vain talk and nonsense.” Imran said, “My Master! By Allah! I just want you to prove something which I can adhere to for me. Then I need not seek anything else.” Imam Reza (a.s.) said, “Ask whatever you wish to ask.” The crowd moved closer to Imran. Imam (a.s.) answered his questions with reasoning. The debate took time and the prayer time started. Then the Imam (a.s.) turned to Ma’moon and told him, “Now it is time to pray.”

Imran said, “O my Master! Do not interrupt my questions since I am feeling inclined towards you in my heart.”

Imam Reza (a.s.) said, “We will pray and come back.”

Then the Imam (a.s.) stood up. Ma’moon got up, too. Then Imam Reza (a.s.) prayed inside and the people prayed outside led by Muhammad ibn Ja’far. Then the Imam (a.s.) came out, returned to the meeting, called out to Imran and said, “O Imran! Ask your questions.”

He questioned about the attributes of Almigty Allah and Imam (a.s.) answered to all his questions and said: “O Imran! Have you understood?”

Imran said, “Yes, my Master. I understood. I bear witness that the Sublime Allah is as you described Him to be, He is One. I also witness that Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) - his servant - is appointed to guide and lead to the right religion.” He then faced the Qibla and fell into prostration and accepted Islam.

al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Nawfali said, “When the other rhetoricians heard what Imran al-Sa’bee – who was very hard to defeat in arguments and no one had ever defeated him before in arguments – none of them dared approach Imam Reza (a.s.), and they asked him no more questions. Slowly the sun set. Then Ma’moon and Imam Reza (a.s.) stood up, went inside and the people left.

I was sitting along with some of my friends when Muhammad ibn Ja’far called me in. I went to see him.

He told me, ‘O Nawfali! Did you see what your friend (the Imam (a.s.)) did?” al-Nawfali replied, “By Allah! No. I did not think that Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.) could plumb such depths. I did not know that him in this way. He never spoke about theology in Madinah and theologians never gathered around him.”

I said, “The pilgrims come to him and ask him about the lawful and the unlawful and he answers them. Sometimes rhetoricians come to him and argue with him, and he plunges into theology.”

Muhammad ibn Ja’far said, “O Aba Muhammad! I fear that this man (i.e. Ma’moon) will envy him, poison him or injure him. So advise him to refrain from these things.”

al-Nawfali added, “I said, ‘He will not listen to me. This man (Ma’moon) only wants to test him to see whether he possesses any of the knowledge of his forefathers (a.s.).’

He told me, “Tell him that his uncle does not like him to do such things and wishes him to quit doing these things.”

When we returned to Imam Reza (a.s.)’s house I related to the Imam (a.s.) the message from his uncle. Then the Imam (a.s.) smiled and said, “May Allah (s.w.t.) protect my uncle. I know him well. Why is he upset? O servant! Go to Imran al-Sa’bee and bring him here.”

I said, “May I be your ransom! I know where he is. He is with some of the Shiite brethren.”

The Imam (a.s.) said, “Don’t worry. Take a horse for him to ride on and bring him here.”

I went and brought Imran. The Imam (a.s.) welcomed him and asked for a robe of honor which he (a.s.) put on Imran. The Imam (a.s.) also gave him a horse and asked for ten-thousand Dinars which he (a.s.) donated to Imran.

I said, “May I be your ransom! You have followed in the footsteps of your grandfather – the Commander of the Faithful (a.s.).”

The Imam (a.s.) said, “We prefer this.”

Then the Imam (a.s.) ordered dinner and had me sit on his right side and had Imran sit on his left side. After eating dinner, the Imam (a.s.) told Imran, “Go now and come back in the morning. Then I will give you food from Madinah.”

From then on many people came to Imran to have a debate. He used to respond to their arguments and disprove them until they left.0

The interesting debates of Imam Reza (a.s.) were being circulated in the whole country which gave boost to the popularity of Imam Reza (a.s.). Until it was feared that the sovereignty of Ma’moon and the whole Bani Abbas see the downfall.

Therefore, he (Ma’moon), in order to save his position and to defeat Imam Reza (a.s.) and in order to achieve his dirty goal, planned some programmes. But he could never succeed in his adaptations. But the hearts of the people were filled with the love of Imam Reza (a.s.). At last this shinning Sun set.

One can very well understand the unlimited scholastic capabilities of Imam Reza (a.s.) due to his success in many debates.

Yes! Owning to the astonishing miracles of Imam Reza (a.s.) and his debates with the noted scholars of the time, his popularity was boosted. At last Ma’moon decided to murder the Imam (a.s.).

Harsama ibn A’yan says, “I went to see my Master and Friend – that is Imam Reza (a.s.) – in the Ma’moon’s house. It was announced in Ma’moon’s house that Imam Reza (a.s.) has died. However, this was not right. I entered and sought permission to visit Imam Reza (a.s.).”

Harsama added, “There was a young man called Sabeeh al-Daylami among the trusted servants of Ma’moon who really liked my Master (Imam Reza (a.s.)). That man came out and saw me. He said,

‘O Harsama! Don’t you know that I am a trusted servant of Ma’moon in public and in private?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘O Harsama! Ma’moon called me and thirty other trusted servants early in the night. I went to him. There were so many lights there which made the night seem like the day. There were many poisoned swords in front of him. He called us over one by one and made us pledge. No one else was there.

He said, ‘This pledge is binding upon you. You must be loyal and do whatever I order you to do without any hesitation.’ We swore to carry out his orders.

Then Ma’moon said, ‘Each of you should pick up one of these swords and go to Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.)’s room. Do not talk to him whether you find him standing up, sitting or asleep. Just strike him (referring to Imam Reza (a.s.)) with these swords; and destroy his body, bones, blood, hair and brains. Then cover him up with the rugs and wipe your swords by rubbing them on the rugs. Then come to me. If you do this and keep it a secret, I have promised myself to give each one of you ten bags of Dirhams, ten select pieces of farmland, and not take these things away from you for as long as I live.’ We picked up the swords and went to Imam Reza (a.s.)’s room. We found him sleeping on his side, moving his fingers and saying something which we could not understand.

The other servants went ahead and started to strike him with their swords, but I dropped my sword and just kept looking at him. It was as if he (a.s.) knew that we would attack him. He had not held up anything which could block the swords. Then the servants dropped the rugs over him and returned to Ma’moon. Ma’moon asked us, ‘What did you do?’

They said, ‘O Commander of the Faithful! We did what we were ordered to do.’ Ma’moon said, ‘Do not say anything about this anywhere.’

When dawn came, Ma’moon came out. He sat in his condolence meeting bare-headed. He unbuttoned his shirt, declared that the Imam (a.s.) has died and prepared to mourn for him. He then stood up and started to walk away. I was with him. He went towards the Imam (a.s.)’s room and opened the door. Ma’moon got shocked when he heard Imam Reza (a.s.)’s voice. Then Ma’moon asked me, ‘Who is there with him (referring to Imam Reza (a.s.))?’

I replied, ‘O Commander of the Faithful! I do not know.’ Ma’moon said, ‘Hurry up. Look and see who is with him.’

We rushed towards Imam Reza (a.s.) and saw him kneeling down in his prayer niche praying and expressing Allah’s glorifications.

I said, ‘O Commander of the Faithful! I see someone praying and expressing Allah’s glorifications in the prayer niche.’

He got shocked and surprised and said, ‘Then you have lied to me and fooled me. Allah damn you! He looked at me amongst the people and said, ‘O Sabeeh! You know Imam Reza (a.s.). Look and see who is praying.’

I entered the room and Ma’moon returned. When I reached the threshold of the door, the Imam (a.s.) raised his voice and said, ‘O Sabeeh!’

I fell down on my face and said, ‘Yes my Master!’

He (a.s.) said, ‘Stand up. May Allah have Mercy upon you.

يُرِيْدُوْنَ لِيُطْفِــــُٔـوْا نُوْرَ اللہِ بِاَفْوَاہِہِمْ وَاللہُ مُتِمُّ نُوْرِہٖ وَلَوْ كَرِہَ الْكٰفِرُوْنَ۝۸

They desire to put out the light of Allah with their mouths but Allah will perfect His light, though the unbelievers may be averse.0

I returned to Ma’moon. His face had turned black like a dark night.

Ma’moon asked, ‘What did you find after I left?’

I said, ‘O Commander of the Faithful! I swear by Allah that the Imam (a.s.) was sitting in his room, called out to me and said these things.’

Ma’moon buttoned up his shirt, ordered that his robes be brought, put them on and said, ‘Announce that the Imam (a.s.) had fainted but is fine now.’”

Harsama added, “I expressed a lot of thanks and praise to Allah - Mighty and Majestic be He -. Then I went in to see my Master Imam Reza (a.s.). When the Imam (a.s.) saw me, he (a.s.) said,

O Harsama! Do not express what you heard Sabeeh tell you about me, except for those whose hearts have been tested by Allah for loving us and our Mastery.’

I said, ‘Yes. My Master!’ Then the Imam (a.s.) said,

O Harsama! I swear by Allah that their trickery will not harm me at all until the recorded time (i.e. of the murder of Imam Reza (a.s.)) arrives.’0

(1) Establishment of logic and reasoning of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.)

As the debates of Imam Reza (a.s.) with the scholars of different places, in their own languages, added his love in the hearts of the people. Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.), during the period of his reappearance, will establish dialectic with logic and reasoning in the whole universe. On account of which people of the world will join the rows of faithful Muslims enmasse without taking the swords in their hands.0

Imam Hasan Mujtaba (a.s.) on the authority of the Commander of the faithful Imam Ali ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.) narrated that he said:

يَـمْلَاُ الْاَرْضَ عَدْلًا وَ قِسْطًا وَ نُوْرًا وَ بُرْهَانًا

Imam Zamana (a.t.f.s.) will fill up the whole world with justice, equality, light and reasoning.0

That is why ‘Hujjat’ (Proof) is one of the epithets of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.). Because the Imam (a.t.f.s.) will actuate completion of Proof on the people and he (a.s.) will solve the prolems with logic. This is the common attribute between Imam Reza (a.s.) and Imam Zamana (a.t.f.s.).

(2) Elegance and Grace

Another common attribute between Imam Reza (a.s.) and Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) is this that both the Imams (a.s.) are very much kind to people. There are many reasonings in this regard but we shall state precisely.

(1) Graces and favours of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Imam Reza (a.s.) is so much kind upon the people that almost every one is aware of it. Apart from the existence of many traditions in this regard, so many miracles are evident of his graces and favors.

The favors of Imam Reza (a.s.) over two Christian youth0 is an open proof that his favours were reserved not only for his Shias but he (a.s.) was kind enough on others as well.

Now we describe hereunder an event wherein it is said that how Imam (a.s.) activated his favours by taking a dead body in his elegance.

Imam Reza (a.s.) and the dead body of a Shia

Ibn Shahr-e-Aashob narrated on the authority of Moosa Ibn Sayyaar that he said:

I was in the company of Imam Reza (a.s.) in his journey to Khorasan. As we approached Toos and the walls of the city became visible, I heard the sound of mourning and lamenting.

I followed the sound and found it was a funeral. At this moment, Imam Reza (a.s.) dismounted his horse, went toward the dead body, sympathized with the mourners and prayed for the dead person. Then he faced me and said,

O Moosa Ibn Sayyaar, whoever takes part in the funeral of one of our friends; they will be exonerated from sins just like when they were newly born with no sins”.

When the dead body was laid next to the grave, Imam Reza (a.s.) went near, pushed the people aside, put his blessed hand on the chest of the dead man, and said,

O so and so, glad tidings of Paradise to you! You will have no fear anymore.”

I said, ‘May I be your ransom! You have not traveled to this land before. How do you know this man?’ He (a.s.) said,

O Moosa! Do you not know that the deeds of our Shias are presented to us every morning and evening; we ask Allah – the Sublime’s pardon for any shortcoming that exists in their deeds and request Him to grant them gratitude for the excellent deeds they have undertaken.”0

A sinner youngster but lover of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Elderly narrator Ahmad al-Din Tabari quotes Ibrahim Ibn Abi al-Ballad as saying:

My neighbor was a drunkard man and Allah – the High – knows better what other illegal acts he was involved in but in spite of it he was a lover of Imam Reza (a.s.).

One day when I informed Imam Reza (a.s.) about this event then Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

يَا اَبَا اِسْحَاق، اَ مَا عَلِمْتَ اَنَّ وَلِيَّ عَلِيٌّ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ لَمْ تَزَلَّ لَهٗ قَدَمٌ اِلَّا وَ يَثْبُتُ لَهٗ اُخْرٰى؟

O Abu Ishaq! Do you know that if a step of any of the lovers of Ali (a.s.) is beguiled, his another step is firm?”

Ibrahim said: When I took the permission of Imam (a.s.) to depart he (a.s.) gave me a letter in which he (a.s.) has ordered to purchase certain things in sixty dinars.

I said to myself: By Allah – the High, it did not happen even earlier that something was written for me because I do not have anything nor did I have anything (like khums, etc.)

In the night somebody knocked the door. I marked that some intoxicated person is calling me. When I went behind the door, he called to come out.

Although he was unable to speak properly being intoxicant but he said: Stretch your hand and take this bag and give it to my Master (a.s.) so that he could spend at his will.

I took that bag and saw that there were sixty dinars in it.

I said: By Allah – the High! It is as per the saying of my Master Imam Reza (a.s.) which he (a.s.) has said about the love and friendship of Imam Ali (a.s.).

I purchased all those things which Imam Reza (a.s.) had asked for and also written in the end about that neighbour and sent to Imam (a.s.).

Imam Reza (a.s.) wrote: “This is one of those matters.”

One can get benefit from this event that the basis of every matter is the love and guardianship of Infallible Imams (a.s.) which will become the cause of salvation in the end for their friends and lovers of their Wilayat. Acceptance of a gift of a sinning person and showering upon him their favours and blessings is a proof.

Such events are the proof for the mercy, favours and kindness of Imam Reza (a.s.) for his Divine Court to know that anybody can get the protection and guardianship alongwith the blessings and kindness of the infallible and pious Imams (a.s.) from his childhood to youth and old age even after his death and departing from this world.

We should give value to each and every moment inside the holy shrine of our compassionate Imam Reza (a.s.) and must be aware of the fact that it is possible to get the spiritual change in us while in visiting the shrine and a favourable glance of Imam (a.s.) may become the cause of getting high status.

(2) Grace and favours of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.)

The grace and favours of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.), during the period of his manifestation, will not be reserved only for his Shias only but people of the whole universe will be graced and favoured.

Late Allama Majlisi reports that Allah – the High – had showed the illumination of infallible Imams (a.s.) and said to him:

They are the mediators for you and for every obedient servant from my creature.”

Then Hazrat Adam (a.s.) observed:

فَاِذَا شَبَحٌ فِيْ آخِرِهِمْ يَزْهَرُ فِيْ ذٰلِكَ الصَّفِيْحِ كَمَا يَزْهَرُ كَوْكَبُ الصُّبْحِ لِاَهْلِ الدُّنْيَا فَقَالَ اللهُ تَبَارَكَ وَ تَعَالٰى وَ بِعَبْدِيْ هٰذَا السَّعِيْدِ اَفُكُّ عَنْ عِبَادِيَ الْاَغْلَالَ وَ اَضَعُ عَنْهُمُ الْآصَارَ وَ اَمْلَاُ اَرْضِيْ بِهٖ حَنَانًا وَ رَاْفَةً وَ عَدْلًا كَمَا مُلِئَتْ مِنْ قَبْلِهٖ قَسْوَةً وَ قَشْعَرِيَّةً وَ جَوْرًا

He observed the illumination of the last of the fourteen infallible Imams (i.e. Imam Zamana (a.t.f.s.)) like the light of the Morning Star shines on the people of this world. The Almighty Allah said to Hazrat Adam (a.s.): ‘By the mediation of this holy and obedient person I shall give salvation to my servants and shall give salvation to my servants and shall release them from their hardships and difficulties and I shall fill the whole world with my mercy, kindness and justice as it would be filled with atrocities, wretchedness and oppressions’.” 0

So it is our duty to perform our responsibility by praying for the early manifestation of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) (who is the symbol of blessings and grace) so that we could see the blessings and favours of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) before the establishment of his universal sovereignty.

A very important event

Kindness of Imam Reza (a.s.) and Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) upon two Christian youth

A reliable person said: ‘I met two American students in a friend’s house in the holy city of Mashhad. They were husband and wife. They told a very surprising event on the insistence of the host.’

Both of them said: ‘We were feeling some deficiency in us while we were studying in an American university.

Pointing towards his chest he said that I felt that this place is empty. Then I thought that this is due to sexual wishes and this can be filled by selecting a wife and marrying her. So we decided to get married. But even after marriage this void could not be filled and still we were feeling some deficiency in us.

I was too much worried but since I too much loved my wife, I did not express my problem before her. One day I said to her: ‘If ever you see me that I am worried then take it that I do not love you. This worry has entangled me since the time I was studying and it still exists.’

My wife said: ‘By chance I am also facing with the same problem. I felt that this feeling is common in both of us.’ So we decided to get rid of this problem. At first we decided that most of our time we shall spend in the church and will pay more attention on the meaningful problems that perhaps we could get rid of this worry.

We started to spend most of our time in the church and in meaningful matters and also studied some books on this matter. But this purposeful thirst could not be quenched.

We had heard that there are some religions in the east like China and India who help the people by mortification in order to get the reality. We decided to go to visit these countries. We travelled to China first as it was nearer to America in comparison to other eastern countries. In China we contacted the officials of American embassy and asked them to tell names of some persons who could guide us in solving the meaningful problems. They informed us about a famous religious personality who was the religious head and also of spiritualism.

We reached him through the aid of our embassy and kept ourselves busy in mortification by his help but our meaningful deficiency could not be fulfilled.

From China we went to Tibet where some places of worship on the heights of Himalaya and where some persons were busy in worship and mortification. They permitted us to go in any place of worship to practice mortification for some time.

The mortification, which we practiced there were very difficult. For forty days we slept on a wooden plank having pointed nails. After passing some days over there we felt that we are still thirsty.

From there we went to India and contacted several conjurers and remained busy in mortification for a long period but with no results and also disappointed.

At least we came to the conclusion that there is no reality which could fill up our internal void.

Disappointed we decided to go to Europe from Asia and from there to America. We went to India and from there to Pakistan and Iran via Afghanistan. First of all we entered Mashhad. We found this city very peculiar and similar to which we had not yet seen any city. We saw a magnificent golden dome in the centre of the city where people were going in and coming out all the time.

I asked: What is happening over here and to which religion these people belong?

They said: They are Muslims and their religious book is Quran and one of their religious leaders is buried over there who is known as ‘Imam’.

I asked: ‘Who is this Imam and what is his work?

They said: He is a perfect personality possessing excellence of highest degree. And by dint of his status they do not die even after departing from this world.

The Muslims have such faith and come here for the pilgrimage of their Imam (a.s.) and with utmost honor and regard they put their wishes to be fulfilled and the Imam (a.s.) fulfils their wishes.

I said: Please read some important part from the Holy Quran.

They said: It has been said in a verse of the Holy Quran: ‘Everything glorifies the Almighty Allah’.

These things had become a puzzle for me that how it could be that their Imam has left this world but in spite of it they consider him alive and above all everything even the hills and trees etc. glorifies the Almighty Allah.

We could not believe about this thing and we decide to go inside the Razavi shrine to observe all this. A servant of the shrine looked towards us and when he came to know that we are non-muslims,; he stopped us from entering the courtyard and said that non-muslims are not allowed to enter the shrine.

We said that we have came over here covering a distance of thousands of miles and have visited several holy places but nobody told us that non-muslims are not allowed to enter the shrine then why are you stopping us from entering the shrine? We only want to visit this place and have no ill-intention. As much as we insisted it did not benefit us.

Having been hopeless we went away and remaining in the same condition, we sat in front of a hotel.

For some time we contemplated that it is not so that this is the real world but we are unable to apprehend it? If there is something and we are not permitted to enter in it would be very much disheartening and even after so much sufferings we will not be able to approach the reality. I started weeping and kept on weeping for a long time.

All of a sudden I thought that the person who is buried over here is an Imam and a perfect personality and wheter these people are telling the truth or lying that he is not a perfect person. If they are telling the truth and he is really alive and is present at every place then he must be aware that why we have come over here and what is our intention. He will have to take us from here and if they are lying then we need not to go from here. Tears were flowing from my eyes and I was consoling myself and a person stretched his hand towards me who was selling mirrors, Tasbih and Sajdahgah. He came to us and said to us in English in our own tone that why are you worried?

I raised my head and stated to him the whole event that we have traveled to many countries and have performed mortification for many years in search of reality and now while we have come here, we are not allowed to enter the shrine. He said don’t worry now you go, they will allow you to enter.

I said: We had just now gone but they did not allow us to enter.

He said: That time they were not permitted.

At that moment I was thinking that how the person who was selling things is talking with us in English, how could he know that the servants of the shrine did not allow us to enter and now they have got the permission? Also why I disclose the secret of my heart in front of him?

At last we again went towards the shrine and when we entered in the courtyard the servant did not stop us. We thought that perhaps he could not see us. We returned and looked towards him but he did not react.

We entered in the courtyard and reached upto verandah. We saw that so many people are entering in the shrine. We also entered inside alongwith them. The crowd pushed us here and there till we reached the door of the shrine. All of a sudden I felt that there is nobody near me and I got the way as much as I forwarded and I felt my loneliness. I reached the holy sepulehre without any difficulty or perpexility. Then I saw that somebody is standing inside the holy sepulehre. Immediately I saluted him and smiling he answered to my salutation and said: ‘What do you want?’

All that was in my mind disappeared. As much as I tried to recollect what I wanted but I could not gather. Only one idea came in my mind which I stated to him that I have heard that all the things glorify the Almighty Allah. When I said this, he said to me: ‘I shall show you this.’

Then I came out the shrine unintentionally and I felt that there is nobody around me and nobody is hindering me. I bid farewell and came out of the shrine but I was dumb founded.

I was in such a state that whatever was around me the doors, walls, trees, land and sky all are glorifying the Almighty Allah.

I could not understand having seen all this and fainted. When I came to my senses I saw that I am lying on a plank in a room and some persons are trying to bring me to senses by sprinkling water on my face.

After this event I came to know that there is a real world inside this universe and that reality is over here. A man can reach upto this status that death and life are alike for him. In the same manner I was convinced that the Holy Quran is true in saying that everything glorifies Allah (s.w.t.).

We may achieve the result out of this event that although the world is drowned in materialism but if anyone sincerely turns his face from all this and try to get the reality and guidance then the Divine leaders would surely help him. As Imam Reza (a.s.) had helped two Christians.

This may be said with satisfaction and belief that if you have read so far with deep contemplation and thoughtfulness, your thoughts and consideration must have been positively affected.

On this ground, one should pay full attention while performing the ziyaarat, keeping the dignity and eminence of Imam Reza (a.s.) in mind, that he has got the guardianship awarded to him by Almighty Allah and he is the proof of Allah – the High, upon this land, galaxies and even upon everything.

One should give esteem to moments spent in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) and must know that what are the expectations of Imam Reza (a.s.). Our first and foremost duty should be to pray for the establishment of the universal sovereignty by Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) and should give boost to the favours and graciousness of Imam Reza (a.s.) for his own self.

I pray the All-Merciful and Benevolent Allah to accept this research work and make it efficacious and shower upon me His Graciousness and Benevolence through the medium of affectionate Imam Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.) and Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.). And if this compilation carries reward, I take the liberty to present it to the intercessor of the Day of Judgment, sister of Imam Reza (a.s.) the generous Hazrat Faatemah Maasoomah (s.a.).



Supplicant

Sayed Murtuza Mujtahedi Seestani

Chapter 1

Eight Salaats of Ziyaarat (Pilgrimage)

In this chapter details of eight pilgrimage prayers will be elaborated out of which some prayers are especially for the shrine of Hazrat Imam Reza (a.s.) and some of them can be prayed in the shrines of all the infallibles (مَعْصُوْمِيْن) (a.s.).

1. First Salaat

After performing the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) two rak’at prayer should be performed in the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.). In the first rak’at after Surah Hamd recite Surah Yaaseen and in the second rak’at after Surah Hamd recite Surah Rahmaan.

The decorum to be attended before and after the prayer will be discussed in the first ziyaarat of the chapters of ziyaarats of Imam Reza (a.s.)

2. Second Salaat

After peforming the ziyaarat, two rak’at prayer should be performed in which any Surah can be recited after reciting Surah Hamd. Then all the etiquette of ziyaarat to be done. The related etiquette will be elaborated in the chapters of second, third and seventh ziyaarats of Imam Reza (a.s.). This prayer can also be offered in the ziyaarat of all the infallibles.

3. Third Salaat

After performing the ziyaarat of Hazrat Imam Reza (a.s.) two rak’at prayer should be performed. In the first rak’at after Surah Hamd recite Surah Tawheed fifty times or less and in the second rak’at after Surah Hamd recite any Surah.

The etiquettes to be performed before and after this prayer will be mentioned in the sixth ziyaarat in the chapter of the ziyaarat of Hazrat Imam Reza (a.s.).

4. Fourth Salaat

Shaikh Mufeed (r.a.) writes in his book ‘Al-Ashraaf’:

Prayer of ziyaarat is two unit: In the first unit after Surah Hamd recite Surah Rahmaan and in the second rak’at after Surah Hamd recite Surah Yaaseen.0

This prayer (in which Surah Rahmaan is recited in the first rak’at and Surah Yaaseen is recited in the second) is not only specialized for the ziyaarat of Hazrat Imam Reza (a.s.). It can also be prayed after the ziyaarat of other infallibles (a.s.).

5. Fifth Salaat

Shaikh Kaf’ami (r.a.) writes:

In the holy shirne of Hazrat Imam Reza (a.s.) and other infallible Imams (a.s.) two rak’at prayers can be offered with any Surah (after Surah Hamd). After the prayer, recite the following supplication:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّىْ لَكَ صَلَّيْتُ وَ لَكَ رَكَعْتُ وَ لَكَ سَجَدْتُ وَحْدَكَ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَكَ لِاَنَّهٗ لَا یَجُوْزُ الصَّلَاةُ وَ الرُّكُوْعُ وَ السُّجُوْدُ اِلَّا لَكَ لِاَنَّكَ اَنْتَ اللهُ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَبْلِغْهُمْ عَنِّىْ اَفْضَلَ السَّلَامِ وَ التَّحِيَّةِ وَارْدُدْ عَلَىَّ مِنْهُمُ السَّلَامَ وَ التَّحِيَّةَ اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ هَاتَانِ الرَّكْعَتَانِ هَدِيَّةٌ مِّنِّىْ اِلٰى سَيِّدِيْ وَ مَوْلَاىَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوْسَي الرِّضَا عَلَيْهِمَا السَّلَامُ اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اٰلِہٖ وَ تَقَبَّلْهُمَا مِنِّى وَ اجُرْنِىْ عَلَيْهِمَا اَفْضَلِ اَمَلِيْ وَ رَجَآئِىْ فِيْكَ وَ فِىْ وَ لِيِّكَ يَا وَلِىَّ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ.

ALLAAHUMMA INNEE laka SALLAYTO WA laka RAKA’TO WA laka SAJADTO WAHDAKA LAA SHAREEKA LAKA LE-ANNAhu laa yajoozus SALAATo WAR-ROKOO-o’ WAS SOJOODo ilLAA LAKA LE-ANNAKA ANTAL LAAHO LAA ELAAHA ILLAA ANTA ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADINw wa aale mohammadin WA ABLIGH-HUM A’NNEE AFZALAS SALAAME WAT TAHIYYATE war dud a’layya minhomus salaama wat tahiyyata ALLAAHUMMA WA HAATAANIR RAK-A’TAANE HADIYYATuM MINNEE ELAA sayyedee wa MAWLAAYA a’liyyibne moosar rezaa A’LAYHEMAS SALAAMO ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADINw WA AaLEhi WA TAQABBALhomaa MINNEE WAAJuRNEE a’layhemaa AFZALE amalee WA RAJAAA-EE FEEKA WA FEE WALIYYEKA YAA WALIYYAL MOaMENEENA.

O Allah! I have prayed for You and bowed for You and prostrated for You, there is no partner to You. This is because it is not permissible that the prayers, bowing and prostration except for You, for You are Allah, there is no god but You. O Allah! send Your greetings to Muhammad and his family, convey from me the best salutations and greetings and return their salutations and greetings to me. O Allah! these two unit are my token to my leader and master Ali Ibn Moosa (a.s.).0 O Allah! send your blessings on Muhammad and his family, accept my deeds, reward me by fulfilling my best hopes and expectations of You and of Your representative, O master of the believers.0

6. Sixth Salaat – Salaat of Ziyaarat in case of Deputing Some Person

In the book ‘Fee Ziyaarat wa al-Adiyyah’ it is written that Sayed Ibn Taaoos narrates in ‘Misbaah al-Zaaer’ that if anybody wants to perform Ziyaarat of any infallible Imam (a.s.) on deputation of all believers or any particular group, then he should determine to perform ziyaarat in his deputation and then perform ziyaarat for that Imam (a.s.). After that perform two rak’at prayer for ziyaarat and than say:

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ زُرْتُ ہٰذِہِ الزِّیَارَۃَ وَ صَلَّیْتُ ہَاتَیْنِ الرَّكْعَتَیْنِ...

allaahumma innee zurto haazehiz zeyaarata wa sallayto haataynir rak-a’tayne…

O Allah! I have visited this (place of) ziyaarat and prayed two unit…0

7. Seventh Salaat – Salaat of Ziyaarat in case of Deputing any Particular Person

In the same book it has been narrated:

If anybody wants to offer prayer of ziyaarat on deputation of any particular person then after determining the ziyaarat, recite the following in deputation of that person:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ اللهِ مِنْ فُلَانِ بْنِ فُلَانٍ اَتَيْتُكَ زَآئِرًا عَنْهُ فَاشْفَعْ لَهٗ عَنْدَ رَبِّكَ وَ اْجُرْنِیْ عَلٰی ذٰلِكَ.

assalaamo a’layka yaa waliyyal laahe min folaan ibne folaanin ataytoka zaaeran a’nho fasfa’ lahu i’nda rabbeka waa jurnee a’laa zaaleka

Peace be on you, O friend of Allah from so and so. So intercede for him with your Lord and reward me for it …

Then offer two units prayer of ziyaarat in his deputation, then say:

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَكَ صَلَّيْتُ وَ لَكَ رَكَعْتُ وَ لَكَ سَجَدْتُ...

ALLAAHUMMA LAKA SALLAYTO WA LAKA RAKA’TO WA LAKA SAJADTO…

O Allah! I have prayed for You and bowed for You and prostrated for You…0

8. Eighth Salaat – Salaat of Ziyaarat in the Journey on Deputation

In the same book it has been mentioned:

If anybody is on deputation from the beginning of the journey and want to perform short ziyaarat then he should intend to perform ziyaarat from any of the particular ziyaarat (زِيَارَتِ مَخْصُوْصَة) on behalf of that person. Then offer two units prayer of ziyaarat and then recite this supplication:

اَللّٰہُمَّ مَا اَصَابَنِیْ مِنْ تَعَبٍ اَوْ نَصَبٍ اَوْ سَغَبٍ اَوْ لُغُوْبٍ فَاْجُرْ فُلَانَ بْنَ فُلَانٍ عَلَیْہِ...

allaahumma maa asaabanee min ta-a’bin aw nasabin aw sagabin aw loghoobin faa-jurni folaan abna folaanin a’layhe…

O Allah! whatever afflicted me of fatigue, discomfort, starving or exhaustion, give the reward to so and so for it…0

Chapter 2

Eight Salaats of Need (حَاجَتْ)

In this chapter details of eight prayers shall be mentioned from the prayers of requesting any need as described by Imam Reza (a.s.).

1. Salaat of Need in the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Saqar Ibn Dalf has narrated on the authority of Imam Hadi (a.s.) (10th Imam) who said:

Whoever has any request to put before the Almighty Allah should take bath in Toos then should present himself before my hon’ble father Imam Reza (a.s.) and perform ziyaarat of his shrine and perform two units prayer near his head and ask for his request in the state of Qunoot. If that request will not be related to severity of relationship or any sin, it will surely be accepted.”

No doubt the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) is one of the holy places of Heaven. Whoever will perform the ziyaarat at this place will be secured from the fire of Hell and will be awarded eternal place in Heaven.0

2. Salaat of Need or Salaat of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) as Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.)

Sayed Ibn Taaoos relates by the reliable sources, on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) that when he was asked about the prayer of Ja’far Tayyaar, he (a.s.) said:

Why are you negligent of the prayer of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.)? Is it possible that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) had not performed the prayer of Ja’far Tayyaar and perhaps Ja’far Tayyaar had not performed the prayer of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.).”

The narrator then asked Imam Reza (a.s.) to teach the said prayer to him. Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

Perform two units prayer. In each unit recite Surah Hamd once and Surah Qadr fifteen times. Then recite Surah Qadr fifteen times in ruku, after raising your head from ruku, in the first prostration, after raising your head from prostration, in the second sajdah and after raising the head from sajdah. Finish the prayers by reciting Tashahhud and Salaam.

When you finish your prayer there will remain no sin between you and Allah (s.w.t.) which will not be forgiven and your supplications will be accepted. Then recite the following supplication:

لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہُ رَبُّنَا وَ رَبُّ اٰبَآئِنَا الْاَوَّلِیْنَ...

laa elaaha illal laaho rabbonaa wa rabbo aabaaa-enal awwaleen…

There is no god but Allah, my Lord and the Lord of my foremost ancestors…0

Allamah Majlisi (r.a.) stated that this is one of the famous prayers which has been mentioned by many scholars in their books. Some of them relate this prayer with the prayers of Friday but it has not been particulated in the traditions and apparently it may be offered in all the days.

3. Salaat of Haajat as narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.)

Imam Reza (a.s.) says:

Whenever you are entangled in a difficulty, offer two units prayer. In the first unit, after Surah Hamd recite Aayatul Kursi and in the second unit after Surah Hamd recite Surah Qadr, then put the Holy Quran on your head and recite:

اَللّٰہُمَّ بِحَقِّ مَنْ اَرْسَلْتَہٗ اِلٰی خَلْقِكَ وَ بِحَقِّ كُلِّ اٰیَۃٍ فِیْہِ وَ بِحَقِّ كُلِّ مَنْ مَدَحْتَہٗ فِیْہِ عَلَیْكَ وَ بِحَقِّ عَلَیْہِ وَ لَا نَعْرِفُ اَحَدًا اَعْرَفُ بِحَقِّكَ مِنْكَ.

allaahumma behaqqe man arsaltahu elaa khalqeka wa behaqqe kulle aayatin feehe wa behaqqe kulle man madahtahu feehe a’layka wa behaqqe a’layhe wa laa na’refo ahadan a-a’rafo behaqqeka minka.

O Allah! For the sake of whom (Holy Quran) You sent it to Your creation and for the sake of all the verses in it and for the sake of all those who have been praised therein by You and for the sake of him and no one of us are aware of Your right more than You.0

Then recite ten times each:

يَا سَيِّدِيْ يَا اَللهُ

yaa sayyedee yaa allaaho

O my Master O Allah!

بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ

be-haqqe mohammadin

By the right of Muhammad

بِحَقِّ عَلِيٍّ

be-haqqe a’liyyin

By the right of Ali

بِحَقِّ فَاطِمَةَ

be-haqqe faatemah

By the right of Faatemah

بِحَقِّ الْحَسَنِ

be-haqqil hasane

By the right of Hasan

بِحَقِّ الْحُسَيْنِ

be-haqqil husaine

By the right of Husain

بِحَقِّ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ

be-haqqe a’liyy ibnil husaine

By the right of Ali Ibn Husain

بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ

be-haqqe mohammad ibne a’liyyin

By the right of Muhammad Ibn Ali

بِحَقِّ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ

be-haqqe ja’far ibne mohammadin

By the right of Jafar Ibn Muhammad

بِحَقِّ مُوْسَي بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ

be-haqqe moosabne ja’farin

By the right of Moosa Ibn Jafar

بِحَقِّ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوْسٰی

be-haqqe a’liyy ibne moosaa

By the right of Ali Ibn Moosa

بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ

be-haqqe mohammad ibne a’liyyin

By the right of Muhammad Ibn Ali

بِحَقِّ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ

be-haqqe a’liyy ibne mohammadin

By the right of Ali Ibn Muhammad

بِحَقِّ حَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ

be-haqqe hasan ibne a’liyyin

By the right of Hasan Ibn Ali

بِحَقِّ الْحُجَّةِ

be-haqqil hujjate

By the right of Hujjat (12th Imam)

If it is done, the Almighty Allah will accept your prayer before you leave the place.0

4. Another Salaat of Need – Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.)

If anybody is sorrowful or in trouble or he has any request to put before Almighty Allah then he should recite this prayer.

Imam Reza (a.s.) says:

Offer two units prayer and in both the unit, after reciting Surah Hamd once, recite thirteen times Surah Qadr. After finishing the prayer, recite in sajdah (prostration):

اَللّٰہُمَّ یَا فَارِجَ الْہَمِّ وَ یَا كَاشِفَ الْغَمِّ وَ مُجِیْبَ دَعْوَۃِ الْمُضْطَرِّیْنَ یَا رَحْمٰنَ الدُّنْیَا وَ رَحِیْمَ الْآخِرَۃِ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ ارْحَمْنِیْ رَحْمَۃً تُطْفِئُ بِہَا عَنِّیْ غَضَبَكَ وَ سَخَطَكَ وَ تُغْنِیْنِیْ بِہَا عَنْ رَحْمَۃِ مَنْ سِوَاكَ.

allaahumma yaa faarejal hamme wa yaa kaashefal ghamme wa mojeeba da’watil muztarreen yaa rahmaanad dunyaa wa raheemal aakherate salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin war hamnee rahmatan tutfe-o behaa a’nnee ghazabaka wa sakhataka wa tughneenee behaa a’n rahmate man sewaaka.

O Allah! O Remover of anxiety, O Expeller of sorrow, O He Who responds to the prayers of the troubled! O the Beneficent of the world and Merciful of the hereafter. Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his family. Have mercy on me such that it extinguishes Your wrath and Your anger from me. Make me needless for the mercy of others.

Then put your right cheek on the ground and say:

يَا مُذِلَّ كُلِّ جَبَّارٍ عَنِيْدٍ وَ مُعِزَّ كُلِّ ذَلِيْلٍ وَ حَقُّكَ قَدْ بَلَغَ الْمَجْهُوْدُ مِنِّيْ فِيْ اَمْرِ كَذَا فَفَرِّجْ عَنِّي.

yaa mozilla kulle jabbaarin a’needin wa mo-i’zza kulle zaleelin wa haqqoka qad balaghal majhoodo minnee fee amre kazaa fa-farrij a’nnee.

O one Who demeans those who are mighty stalwart and O one Who gives power to those who are low, by Your right make my strength reach it utmost for this work and remove my sufferings.

Then put left cheek on the ground and repeat the same supplication so that the All Merciful Allah remove your worries and troubles and accept your prayers.”0

5. Another Salaat of Haajat – Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.)

Maqaatil Ibn Maqaatil says, ‘I requested Imam Reza (a.s.): May I be sacrificed upon you please teach me any supplication to fulfil my desires.’

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

Whenever you have any special invocation to ask the Almighty Allah, after taking bath put on clean and best dress, apply fragrance, go under open sky and offer two units prayer. In the first unit recite Surah Hamd and then recite Surah Ahad fifteen times, go in ruku and again recite Surah Ahad fifteen times as it is mentioned in Namaz-e-Tasbeeh (Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar).0 After finishing the prayer recite the following supplication in sajdah:

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنَّ كُلَّ مَعْبُوْدٍ مِنْ لَدُنْ عَرْشِكَ اِلٰی قَرَارِ اَرْضِكَ فَہُوَ بَاطِلٌ سِوَاكَ فَاِنَّكَ اَنْتَ اللہُ الْحَقُّ الْمُبِیْنُ اِقْضِ لِیْ حَاجَۃً كَذَا وَ كَذَا اَلسَّاعَۃَ السَّاعَۃَ.

allaahumma inna kulla ma’boodin min ladun a’rsheka elaa qaraare arzeka fahowa baatelun sewaaka fa-innaka antal laahul haqqul mobeeno iqze lee haajatan kazaa wa kazaa as-saa-a’tas saa-a’ta.

O Allah! Every god from Your Throne upto the depth of the Your earth is negated except You. Then surely You are the clear truth, fulfil my so and so need now, at this moment.

Then implore earnestly and repeat your request.0

In Makaarem al-Akhlaaq there is addition that after your request is fulfilled, offer two units prayer of gratitude.0

6. Salaat of Need to be Offered on Friday – Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.)

It has been narrated on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) who said:

If anyone has a solicitation which could not have been achieved then he should humbly present himself before Almighty Allah.”

When the narrator asked the Imam (a.s.), ‘What to do?’ Imam (a.s.) said:

Observe fast on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and on Friday wash your head with Alcea0, put on clean and best dress, Apply best scent, give charity as much as possible and perform two units prayer under open sky. In the first unit, recite Surah Hamd once and Surah Ahad fifteen times, then in ruku recite Surah Ahad fifteen times, after raising the head from ruku repeat it again fifteen times, then go in prostration and again repeat fifteen times and raise the head from sajdah and repeat fifteen times.

Recite the second unit in the same way and finish the prayer by reciting tashahhud and salaam. Then go in sajdah again and recite fifteen times Surah Ahad, then put the right cheek on the ground and again recite fifteen times. Then put the left cheek on the ground and recite fifteen times. Then go in sajdah and recite the following supplication while weeping:

يَا جَوَادُ يَا مَاجِدُ يَا وَاحِدُ يَا اَحَدُ يَا صَمَدُ يَا مَنْ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَ لَمْ يُوْلَدْ وَ لَمْ يَكُن لَهٗ كُفُوًا اَحَدٌ يَا مَنْ هُوَ هٰكَذَا وَ لَا ہٰكَذَا غَیْرُہٗ اَشْہَدُ اَنَّ كُلَّ مَعْبُوْدٍ مِنْ لَدُنْ عَرْشِكَ اِلٰی قَرَارِ اَرْضِكَ بِاطِلٌ اِلَّا وَجْہَكَ جَلَّ جَلَالُكَ یَا مُعِزَّ كُلِّ ذَلِیْلٍ وَ یَا مُذِلَّ كُلِّ عَزِیْزٍ تَعْلَمُ كُرْبَتِیْ فَصَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِہٖ وَ فَرِّجْ عَنِّیْ.

yaa jawaado yaa maajedo yaa waahedo yaa ahado yaa samado yaa man lam yalid wa lam yoolad wa lam yakun lahu kofowan ahadun yaa man howa haakazaa wa laa haakazaa ghayrohu ash-hado anna kulla ma’boodin min ladun a’rsheka elaa qaraare arzeka baatelun illaa wajhaka jalla jalaaloka yaa mo-i’zza kulle zaleelin wa yaa mozilla kulle a’zeezin ta’lamo kurbatee fa-salle a’laa mohammadin wa aalehi wa farrij a’nnee.

O Magnanimous, O Exalted, O Unique, O One, O Eternal, O He begets not, nor is He begotten, And none is like Him, O the One Who is like this and none is like this, I bear witness that every god from Your Throne upto the depth of the earth is negated except Your face, Your Might is the Mightiest, O One Who gives power to those who are low, and demeans those who are powerful, You know my difficulties so send Your blessings on Muhammad and his family and remove my difficulties.

Then put your right cheek on the ground and repeat the same supplication thrice. Then put your left cheek on the ground and repeat the same supplication thrice.

Imam Reza (a.s.) says:

When a person performs such a divine action, Almighty Allah will fulfill his solicitation. The person should conjoin himself with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and his progeny in the presence of Allah (s.w.t.) and to recite the holy names of all the infallible imams (a.s.).”0

7. Another Salaat of Need to be performed on Fridays

This prayer has been attributed to Imam Reza (a.s.).

When you have any solicitation before the Almighty Allah then observe fast on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Friday before Zohr be attentive towards Allah (s.w.t.) and after taking bath, offer two units prayer and in both units recite Surah Hamd once and Surah Ahad fifteen times. And recite Surah Ahad ten times in ruku, after raising the head from ruku and in sajdah and after raising the head from ruku and in second sajdah. Repeat the same procedure for second unit and do qunoot.

After finishing the prayer, glorify the Almighty Allah in abundance and recite salutation on the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and his progeny and ask your soliciations from Allah (s.w.t.) of this world and the hereafter.

When the Almighty Allah, by His Grace and Mercy, accepts your request then as a mark of thankfulness peform two units prayer. In the first unit recite Surah Hamd and Surah Ahad and in the second unit after Surah Hamd reite Surah Kaaferoon. In the ruku of first unit say:

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰہِ شُكْرًا شُكْرًا لِلہِ وَ حَمْدًا

alhamdo lillaahe shukran shukran lillaahe wa hamdan

All Praise is for Allah, thanks, thanks to Allah and Praise.

In its sajdah say:

شُكْرًا لِلہِ وَ حَمْدًا

shukran lillaahe wa hamdan

Thanks to Allah and Praise.

In both the ruku and sajdah of second unit say:

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰہِ الَّذِیْ قَضٰی حَاجَتِیْ وَ اَعْطَانِیْ سُؤْلِیْ وَ مَسْاَلَتِیْ.

alhamdo lillaahil lazee qazaa haajatee wa a-a’taanee soalee wa mas-alatee.

All praise is for Allah who settles my need and fulfils my request and begging.0

8. Salaat of Haajat – Narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) (For Marriage)

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

Whenever you intend to marry, ask for the blessings of Allah (s.w.t.) and proceed to His solicitation. Then perform two units prayer and raise your hands for supplication and says:

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّيْ اُرِيْدُ التَّزْوِيْجَ فَسَهَّلْ لِيْ مِنَ النِّسَآءِ اَحْسَنَهُنَّ خَلْقًا وَ خُلْقًا وَ اَعَفَّهُنَّ فَرْجًا وَ اَحْفَظَهُنَّ نَفْسًا فِيَّ وَ فِيْ مَالِيْ وَ اكْمَلَهُنَّ جَمَالًا وَ اَكْثَرَهُنَّ اَوْلَادًا.

allaahumma innee oreedut tazweeja fa-sahhal lee menan nesaaa-e ahsanahunna khalqan wa khulqan wa a-a’ffahunna farjan wa ahfazahunna nafsan fiyya wa fee maalee wak-malahunna jamaalan wa aksarahunna awlaadan.

O Allah! I desire to marry, so facilitate for me a woman whose creation and nature is best and who willingly abstain from what is unlawful, who safeguards herself for me and for my wealth, and whose beauty is perfect and who can give many children.0

Chapter 3

Eight Salaat narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.)

(1) Salaat of Imam Reza (a.s.)

The salaat of Imam Reza (a.s.) contains six units and it is performed in sets of two unit. In both the units, after Surah Hamd, recite Surah Dahr (Chapter 76) ten times. After finishing the prayer, recite Salawaat one hundred times and invoke Almighty Allah to fulfill your desires.0

(2) Another Narration of Salaat of Imam Reza (a.s.)

This salaat is also of six units performed in sets of two unit. In both the units after Surah Hamd, recite Surah Dahr ten times.0

(3) Another Version of Salaat of Imam Reza (a.s.)

This is a six units salaat performed in sets of two unit. In each unit, after Surah Hamd, recite Surah Dahr ten times. After finishing the prayer, recite the supplication of Imam Reza (a.s.):

يَا صَاحِبِيْ فِيْ شِدَّتِيْ، وَ يَا وَلِيِّ فِيْ نِعْمَتِيْ، وَ يَا اِلٰہِیْ وَ اِلٰہَ اِبْرَاہِیْمَ وَ اِسْمَاعِیْلَ وَ اِسْحٰقَ وَ یَعْقُوْبَ، يَا رَبَّ كۗہٰيٰعۗصۗ وَ يٰسۗ وَ الْقُرْاٰنِ الْحَكِیْمِ، اَسْاَلُكَ یَا اَحْسَنَ مَنْ سُئِلَ، وَ یَا خَیْرَ مَنْ دُعِیَ، وَ یَا اَجْوَدَ مَنْ اَعْطٰی، وَ یَا خَیْرَ مُرْتَجٰی، اَسْاَلُكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّیَ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ.

yaa saahebee fee shiddatee, wa yaa waliyyee fee ne’matee, wa yaa elaahee wa elaaha ibraaheema wa ismaa-e’ela wa ishaaqa wa ya’qooba, yaa rabba kaaf-haa-yaa-a’yn-saad wa yaaseeen wal-quraanil hakeem, asaloka yaa ahsana man so-el, wa yaa khayra man do-e’ya, wa yaa ajwada man a-a’taa, wa yaa khayra murtajaa, as-aloka an tosalleya a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin.

O my Fellow Traveller in my difficulties, and O my Friend in my ease, and O my Lord and the Lord of Ibrahim and Ismail and Ishaq and Yaqoob, O Lord of Kaaf-Haa-Yaa-A’yn-Saad and Yaaseeen and the Quran full of wisdom, I petition You O Best of the Petitioned Ones, O Best of the Supplicated Ones, O Most Generous of the granting ones, O Best of the ones who evoke hope. I ask You to send Your blessings on Muhammad and his family.0

(4) Salaat of Istekharah (Seeking the Best)

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

When you intend to do something, pray a two Rak’at Salaat and seek the best from Allah one hundred and one times (101), then whatever is stronger (in your heart), perform that. In your supplication, recite:

لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيْمُ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ الْحَلِيْمُ الْكَرِيْمُ رَبَّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلِيٍّ خِرْ لِيْ فِيْ اَمْرِيْ كَذَا وَ كَذَا لِلدُّنْيَا وَ الْاٰخِرَةِ خِيَرَةً مِنْ عِنْدِكَ مَا لَكَ فِيْهِ رِضًى وَ لِيَ فِيْهِ صَلَاحٌ فِيْ خَيْرٍ وَ عَافِيَةٍ يَا ذَا الْمَنِّ وَ الطَّوْلِ.

laa elaaha illal laahul a’liyyul a’zeemo laa elaaha illal laahul haleemul kareemo rabba mohammadin wa a’liyyin khir lee fee amree kazaa wa kazaa lid-dunyaa wal-aakherate kheyaratan min i’ndeka maa laka feehe rezan wa leya feehe salaahun fee khayrin wa a’afeyatin yaa zal manne wat-tawle.

There is no god except Allah, the Highest, the Greatest. There is no god except Allah, the Patient, the Noble. The Lord of Muhammad and Ali! Grant me the best in my action… (pray for your needs) for this world and for the next world, the best from Yourself, that in which Your pleasure lies in and which is good for me in goodness and good health. O Lord of favor and munificence!0

(5) Another Method of Salaat of Istekharah

Ali ibn Asbaat narrates that when I asked Imam Reza (a.s.) about my journey to Egypt. Whether should I go by sea or on land? He (a.s.) said:

Go to Masjid al-Nabi other than the time of obligatory salaat and perform two units prayer and seek benediction of Almighty Allah one hundred times then act according to whatever is stronger (in your heart).”0

(6) Salaat of Istisqa (Salaat for Rain)

This is a two units prayer recommended by Imam Reza (a.s.) without Azaan or Eqamah. The Imam-e-Jamaat should come under open sky alongwith other people and recite two units prayer. Then after putting on his robe from the other side, sit on the pulpit facing Qiblah and recite the takbeer (اَللهُ اَكْبَرُ) one hundred times loudly.

Then turn to his right side and recite loudly Tasbeeh (سُبْحَانَ اللهِ) one hundred times. Then turning to his left side recite loudly Tahleel (لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہُ) one hundred times. Then facing the people, recite loudly Tahmeed (اَلْحَمْدُ لِلهِ) one hundred times. Then raising his hands towards sky recite the following supplication:

اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلٰى اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ . اَللّٰهُمَّ اسْقِنَا غَيْثًا مُغِيْثًا مُجَلِّلًا طَبَقًا مُطْبِقًا جَلَلًا مُوْنِقًا رَاجِيًا غَدَقًا مُغْدِقًا طَيِّبًا مُبَارَكًا هَاطِلًا مُنْهَطِلًا مُتَهَاطِلًا رَغَدًا هَنِيْئًا مَرِيْئًا دَائِمًا رَوِيًّا سَرِيْعًا عَامًّا مُسْبِلًا نَافِعًا غَيْرَ ضَارٍّ تُحْيِيْ بِهِ الْعِبَادَ وَ الْبِلَادَ وَ تَنْبُتُ بِهِ الزَّرْعَ وَ النَّبَاتَ وَ تَجْعَلُ فِيْهِ بَلَاغًا لِلْحَاضِرِ مِنَّا وَ الْبَادِ. اَللّٰهُمَّ اَنْزِلْ عَلَيْنَا مِنْ بَرَكَاتِ سَمَائِكَ مَاءً طَهُوْرًا وَ اَنْبِتْ لَنَا مِنْ بَرَكَاتِ اَرْضِكَ نَبَاتًا مُسْقِيًا وَ تُسْقِيْهِ مِمَّا خَلَقْتَ اَنْعَامًا وَ اَنَاسِيَّ كَثِيْرًا. اَللّٰهُمَّ ارْحَمْنَا بِمَشَايِخِ رُكَّعٍ وَ صِبْيَانٍ رُضَّعٍ وَ بَهَائِمٍ رُتَّعٍ وَ شُبَّانٍ خُضَّعٍ.

allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa a’laa aale mohammadin. allaahummas qenaa ghaysan mogheesan mojallelan tabaqan mutbeqan jalalan mooneqan raaje-yan ghadaqan mughdeqan tayyeban mobaarakan haatelan munhatelan mota-haatelan raghadan hanee-an maree-an daa-eman rawiyyan saree-a’n a’amman musbelan naafe-a’n ghayra zaarrin tohyee behil e’baada wal belaada wa tanboto behiz zar-a’ wan nabaata wa taj-a’lo feehe balaaghan lil-haazere minnaa wal-baad. allaahumma anzil a’laynaa min barakaate samaa-eka maa-an tahooran wa an-bit lanaa min barakaate arzeka nabaatan masqeyan wa tusqeehe mimmaa khalaqta an-a’aman wa anaasiyya kaseeraa. allaahummar hamnaa be-mashaayekhe rukka-i’n wa sibyaanin ruzza-i’n wa bahaa-emin rutta-i’n wa shubbaanin khuzza-i’n.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and on the family of Muhammad. O Allah! Quench us with rain - relieving, ample, covering, absolute, beautiful, succulent, hopeful, with abundant droplets, watery, good, sacred, continuous, successive, large drops, ample, blessed, pleasant ending, durable, satiating, rapid, universal, downcasting, beneficial, unharming. By it the servants and the lands revive and by it the plants and vegetations grow, and make it as a provider for the inhabitants of the city from us and the wanderer. O Allah! Send on us pure water from the blessings of Your sky and grow for us hosed vegetation from the blessings of Your earth, and quench with it creatures and plenty of people. O Allah! Have mercy upon our knelt chieftains and our suckling infants and grazing animals and subdued youth.0

(7) Salaat When Travelling

This salaat is narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.).

Whenever you intend to go on a journey assemble your family members and after performing two units prayer recite the following supplication:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيْ اَسْتَوْدِعُكَ دِيْنِيْ وَ نَفْسِيْ وَ اَهْلِيْ وَ وُلْدِيْ وَ عِيَالِيْ.

allaahumma innee astawde-o’ka deenee wa nafsee wa ahlee wa wuldee wa e’yaalee.

O Allah! I entrust you with my religion, myself, my family, my children and my wife.0

(8) Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar (a.s.)

Imam Reza (a.s.) quotes on the authority of his honourable father, Imam Moosa Ibn Ja’far (a.s.) that a person asked Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s.) about salaat of Tasbeeh (Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar (a.s.)), he (a.s.) said:

This salaat is a very big endowment and Divine Gift.

My honourable father has narrated on the authority of my honourable fore-father Imam Zainul Aabedin (a.s.) that he (a.s.) said:

When Ja’far ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.) returned from Abyssinia, the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) met him in his restroom near Khaibar. When Ja’far (a.s.) saw him (s.a.w.a.), he rushed towards him happily. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) embraced him and was very much pleased on seeing him. He (s.a.w.a.) talked to him. Then he (s.a.w.a.) mounted on his horse and also made him mounted. When the horse started to walk, he (s.a.w.a.) looked at Ja’far (a.s.) and said:

O brother Ja’far! Should not I select you to offer some present?”

When the people heard these dialogues, they thought that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) would give him some worldly gift because he had helped the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) in the battle of Khaiber and got a good booty.

Ja’far (a.s.) said: “May my parents be sacrificed upon you please do give me.”

Then the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) taught him the Salaat of Tasbih (which is known as ‘Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar’).”0

Imam Reza (a.s.) narrates:

It is incumbent upon you to remain in touch with Namaz of Ja’far Tayyaar because it carries many virtues. It may be performed at any time during the day or night but not at the time of any obligatory salaat. It may be performed along with recommended salaat and without tasbeeh.

Start this salaat with one takbeer and recite Surah Aadeyaat (chapter 100) after Surah Hamd in the first unit. In the second unit recite Surah Zilzaal (chapter 99) after Surah Hamd. 0

In the third unit recite Surah Nasr (chapter 110) and in the fourth unit recite Surah Ikhlaas. Surah Tawheed can be recited in all the four units also.

In each unit, recite سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلهِ وَ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَ اللهُ اَكْبَرُ after:

Reciting Surah Hamd and another Surah 15 times

In ruku 10 times

After ruku, while standing 10 times

In the first sajdah 10 times

After first sajdah, while sitting 10 times

In the second sajdah 10 times

After second sajdah, while sitting 10 times

Then stand up and perform the second unit like the first unit. Then finish the salaat with Tashahud and Salaam. Perform another two unit like the previous ones.0

In this way Tasbeehat al-Arba’ are recited 75 times in each unit making a total of 300 times in four units.

Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar in the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar bears great importance due to certain reasons:

1. Great emphasis has been given in performing this prayer in the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.).

2. It has been observed that Imam of the era – Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) was seen performing Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar towards the head in the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.).

3. Imam Reza (a.s.) used to peform Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar.

Ahmad ibn Ali Ansari quotes on the authority of Raja’ ibn Abi Zahhaak that in the journey of Khorasan every night Imam Reza (a.s.) used to perform four unit Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar after eight units.0

4. Imam Reza (a.s.) has recommended to perform Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar on the day of Dahwul Arz (25th Zilqad).

Allama Majlisi (a.r.) narrates that in the letter of Shaikh Husain ibn Abd al-Samad it is written that:

Shaikh Abu Tayyeb Husain ibn Ahmad Faqeeh narrates that whoever performs the pilgrimage of Imam Reza (a.s.) or any of the pious and purified Imams (a.s.), he should perform Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar in their holy shrine. The reward of each unit of this prayer is equal to performing one thousand Hajj, one thousand umrah, freeing one thousand slaves, performing one thousand ‘wuquf’0 along with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) in the way of Allah and for every step he will get the reward of one hundred Hajjs, one hundred Umrah, freeing one hundred slaves in the way of Allah and the reward of one hundred good deeds will be written for him and one hundred sins will be erased from the scroll of his deeds.0

Allamah Majlisi (r.a.) writes in ‘Zaad al-Maad’ that there are repeated traditions about this Namaz. Even the adversaries consider this namaz desirable except some of them. But most of them relate this namaz from Abbas, uncle of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), due to their hidden enmity with Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) and his near ones.

No other prayer, except the recommended prayers of day and night can emulate this Salaat due to its excessive rewards and accredited traditions.0

Allamah Majlisi (a.r.) has enumerated the commandments of this salaat in some chapters as given hereunder:

1) It is well-known amongst the scholars that one can perform Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar in stead of recommended day and night salats. It would be counted at both places.0 It may also be performed with the intention of elapsed recommended prayers, as there are many traditions in this regard.

2) It has been narrated in some traditions and some scholars are also of the opinion that if somebody has emergency, this namaz may be performed without Tasbeehaat-e-Arba’ which may be recited (300 times) after the Salaat.

3) It has been narrated in reliable traditions that If one has only sufficient time to recite only two unit with Tasbeehaat-e-Arba’ fully he should recite those two unit only and the remaining two unit can be recited whenever the person gets time. But it is better to perform all the units altogether if there is no genuine excuse.

4) It has been narrated in a reliable tradition on the authority of Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) that if anyone forgets the Tasbeehaat of Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar, he may recite the same at whatever time he recollects.

5) There are differences in the recitation of the recommended surahs and it is famous that in its first unit, after Surah Hamd, recite Surah Zilzal, in the second unit recite Surah Aadeyaat, in the third unit recite Surah Nasr and in the fourth unit recite Surah Ikhlaas.

(a) Ibn Baabwayh (r.a.) and his father says that in the first unit recite Surah Aadeyaat and in the second unit recite Surah Zilzaal.

(b) According to one tradition, it is said that in the first unit Surah Zilzaal, in the second unit Surah Nasr, in the third unit Surah Qadr and in the fourth unit Surah Tawheed should be recited.

(c) It is said in a reliable tradition that Surah Kaaferoon and Surah Tawheed both should be recited in each unit.

(d) According to one tradition any Surah may be recited. Ibn Baabwayh (r.a.) said: Surah Tawheed may be recited in all the units and apparently this is better but the first and third (i.e. (a) and (c)) method is best.

6) This is famous that after the first prostration of first and third unit Tasbeehaat-e-Arba’ should be recited in sitting position and some say that after getting up for the second unit recite Tasbeehaat-e-Arba’ before recitation of surahs but it is better to act what is famous.

7) Some say that all the four units to be performed with one salaam but two salaams are preferred.

8) Scholars are of the opinion that Tasbeehaat-e-Arba’ to be recited before ruku and before the recitation of Surahs. Ibn Baabwayh (r.a.) quotes that it is optional to recite the Tasbeehaat before and after reciting surahs but it is better to act according to renowned manner.0

Chapter 4

Eight Traditions of Imam Reza (a.s.) about the Salaats of Special Days

(1) Salaat of Night and Day of Friday

Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Abi Nasr narrates on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) that he (a.s.) said:

In the salaat of Friday night one should recite Surah Juma’h (chapter 62) and Surah Aa’la (chapter 87). In the Morning Prayer of Friday recite Surah Juma’h and Surah Tawheed. In the Friday prayer recite Surah Juma’h and Surah Monafeqoon (chapter 63) and in its first unit qunoot should be recited before ruku.”0

(2) Rituals of Friday

Sa’d ibn Sa’d Ashari says: When I asked Imam Reza (a.s.) that how many units to be performed for the rituals of Friday before the sun crosses the meridian, he (a.s.) replied:

Perform six units in the early morning and thereafter perform six more units and then again perform six units, to make a total of eighteen units. Then perform two unit after noon (zawaal) and two unit after asr. Thus there will be twenty-two unit in all.”0

(3) Ritual and Obligatory Zohr Salaat on Friday

Bazanti (a companion of Imam Reza (a.s.)) says that when I asked Imam (a.s.) about two unit of noon ritual (نافلہ زوال), Imam (a.s.) said:

When the sun rises and crosses the meridian, perform two unit ritual salaat and perform obligatory prayer at the time when the sun declines from the middle of the sky towards west. But if the sun declines before performing two unit ritual salaat, perform the two unit ritual salaat after the obligatory prayer.”0

(4) Salaats of Friday and Two Eids

Fazl Ibn Shaazan narrates on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) that he said:

One must know that sermon is to be recited in the beginning of Friday prayer and in the end of Eid-e-Fitr and Eid-e-Qurban because Friday prayer is perpetual matter and performed several times in a month and more in a year. People may get tired if the sermon is delivered after the prayer. They may leave it. But as the prayers of Eid-e-Fitr and Eid-e-Qurban are held at the most twice in a year its magnificience is more than Friday prayer and people assemble enmasse on these occasions.”0

(5) Salaat of 15th Shabaan

Ali Ibn Fazzaal reports that when his father asked Imam Ali Reza (a.s.) about the excellence of 15th Shabaan, he (a.s.) said:

It is the night to get released from the Fire. On that night major sins will be forgiven.”

I said, “Are there any additional prayers for that night?” The Imam (a.s.) said,

It does not have any especial prayers. However, if you like to do a recommendable act on that night you can pray Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar and mention Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – ask for forgiveness and supplicate a lot.” Because my father (a.s.) has said, “Supplications are accepted (fulfilled) on that night.’

I said, “The people say that that night is the night of ‘Sekak’.”0 The Imam (a.s.) said,

That is the Night of Power (Qadr) in the month of Ramazan.”0

(6) Salaat of the Sixth Day of the Month of Ramazan

Allamah Majlisi (r.a.) reports on the authority of Sayed Ibn Taaoos (r.a.):

It is narrated that one should perform two units prayer on the sixth day of the month of Ramazan. In its each unit after the reciting of Surah Hamd recite Surah Tawheed twenty five times. On the basis of what had happened on this day this prayer should be performed as the right of Imam Reza (a.s.).0

Allamah Majlisi (r.a.) quotes that Shaikh Mufeed (r.a.) has written in his book ‘Tawaareekh al-Shar-i’yyah’ that Ma’moon had taken the oath of allegence at the hands of Imam Reza (a.s.) on this day.

(7) Salaat of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) in the Month of Ramazan

Mohammad Ibn Suleman narrates that when we asked Imam Reza (a.s.) about the manner of desirable prayers performed by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), he (a.s.) said:

On the first of the month of Ramazan the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) performed Maghrib prayer then performed four units of supererogatory prayers of Maghrib then he (s.a.w.a.) performed eight units other prayers, and therafter after performing Isha prayer he performed two unit of supererogatory of Isha in sitting position. Then after getting up he (s.a.w.a.) performed twelve units of other supererogatory prayer and then entered his house.

When some people asked the holy prophet (s.a.w.a.) the reason of performance of these prayers, he (s.a.w.a.) said:

اَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اِنَّ هٰذِهِ الصَّلَاةَ نَافِلَةٌ وَ لَنْ نَـجْتَمِعَ لِلنَّافِلَةِ فَلْيُصَلِّ كُلُّ رَجُلٍ مِنْكُمْ وَحْدَهٗ وَ لْيَقُلْ مَا عَلَّمَهُ اللهُ مِنْ كِتَابِهٖ. وَ اعْلَمُوْا اَنَّهٗ لَا جَمَاعَةَ فِيْ نَافِلَةٍ.

I performed these prayers due to superiority by the month of Ramazan over other months”.

Next day when some people tried to perform those supererogatory prayer in congregation, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said: “There is no congregation for supererogatory.

On the night of 19th of the month of Ramazan he (s.a.w.a.) took bath at sunset and performed Maghrib prayer and then performed the usual four units of supererogatory of Maghrib and departed to this house. He (s.a.w.a.) came out of his house and performed Isha prayer and two unit of supererogatory of Isha in sitting position. Then he stood up and performed one hundred units in which he (s.a.w.a.) recited Surah ikhlaas ten times after reciting Surah Hamd once in each unit. In the end he (s.a.w.a.) performed midnight prayer then Salaat of Shaf’ and Watr.

On the 20th day of the month of Ramazan he (s.a.w.a.) performed the prayers like other nights.

On the night of 21st he (s.a.w.a.) took bath at the time of sunset and performed all the prayers as he had done on the night of 19th of Ramazan.

On the night of 22nd of the month of Ramazan he (s.a.w.a.) performed twenty units of supererogatory as he (s.a.w.a.) used to perform on other nights including eight units of Maghrib and twelve units after Isha prayers.

On the night of 23rd he (s.a.w.a.) took bath and performed all the prayers as he had performed on the night of 21st of the month of Ramazan.

When somebody asked Imam Reza (a.s.) as how to perform all the fifty-one (51) units of daily obligatory prayers and Supererogatory in the month of Ramazan, he (a.s.) said;

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) used to perform all these prayers of fifty-one units as he used to perform in other months excluding the month of Ramazan.0

(8) Salaat and Suppplication of 1st Muharram

Imam Reza (a.s.) is reported to have said:

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), on the first of Muharram, used to offer a two units prayer. When he finished, he would raise his hands towards the heavens and repeat the following supplicatory prayer three times:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اَنْتَ الْاِلٰهُ الْقَدِيْمُ وَ هٰذِهٖ سَنَةٌ جَدِيْدَةٌ فَاَسْاَلُكَ فِيْهَا الْعِصْمَةَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ وَ الْقُوَّةَ عَلٰى هٰذِهِ النَّفْسِ الْاَمَّارَةِ بِالسُّوْءِ وَ الْاِشْتِغَالَ بِـمَا يُقَرِّبُنِيْ اِلَيْكَ يَا كَرِيْمُ يَا ذَا الْـجَلَالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ يَا عِمَادَ مَنْ لَا عِمَادَ لَهٗ يَا ذَخِيْرَةَ مَنْ لَا ذَخِيْرَةَ لَهٗ يَا حِرْزَ مَنْ لَا حِرْزَ لَهٗ يَا غِيَاثَ مَنْ لَا غِيَاثَ لَهٗ يَا سَنَدَ مَنْ لَا سَنَدَ لَهٗ يَا كَنْزَ مَنْ لَا كَنْزَ لَهٗ يَا حَسَنَ الْبَلَاءِ يَا عَظِيْمَ الرَّجَاءِ يَا عِزَّ الضُّعَفَاءِ يَا مُنْقِذَ الْغَرْقٰى يَا مُنْجِيَ الْهَلْكٰى يَا مُنْعِمُ يَا مُـجْمِلُ يَا مُفْضِلُ يَا مُـحْسِنُ اَنْتَ الَّذِيْ سَجَدَ لَكَ سَوَادُ اللَّيْلِ وَ نُوْرُ النَّهَارِ وَ ضَوْءُ الْقَمَرِ وَ شُعَاعُ الشَّمْسِ وَ دَوِيُّ الْمَاءِ وَ حَفِيْفُ الشَّجَرِ يَا اَللهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَكَ اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنَا خَيْرًا مِـمَّا يَظُنُّوْنَ وَ اغْفِرْ لَنَا مَا لَا يَعْلَمُوْنَ وَ لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَا بِـمَا يَقُوْلُوْنَ حَسْبِيَ اللهُ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا هُوَ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَ هُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيْمِ آمَنَّا بِهٖ كُلٌّ مِّنْ عِنْدِ رَبِّنَا وَ مَا يَذَّكَّرُ اِلَّا اُوْلُوْا الْاَلْبَابِ رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوْبَنَا بَعْدَ اِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَ هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ الْوَهَّابُ.‏

allaahumma antal elaahul qadeemo wa haazehi sanatun jadeedatun fa-as-aloka feehal i’smata menash shaytaane wal quwwata a’laa haazehin nafsil ammaarate bis-soo-e wal ishteghaale bema yoqarrebonee elayka yaa kareemo yaa zal jalaale wal ikraame yaa e’maada man laa e’maada lahu yaa zukhra man laa zukhra lahu yaa hirza man laa hirza lahu yaa gheyaasa man laa gheyaasa lahu yaa sanada man laa sanada lahu yaa kanza man laa kanza lahu yaa hasanal balaaa-e yaa a’zeemar rajaa-e yaa i’zzaz zo-a’faa-e yaa munqezal gharqaa yaa munjeyal halkaa yaa mun-e’mo yaa mujmelo yaa mufzelo yaa mohseno antal lazee sajada laka sawaadul layle wa noorun nahaare wa zaw-ul qamare wa sho-a’a-u’sh shamse wa dawiyyul maaa-e wa hafeefush shajare yaa allaaho laa shareeka laka allaahummaj a’lnaa khayran mimmaa yazunnoona wagh fir lanaa maa laa ya’lamoona wa laa to-aakhiznaa bemaa yaqooloona hasbeyal laaho laa elaaha illaa howa a’layhe tawakkalto wa howa rabbul a’rshil a’zeeme aamannaa behi kullum min i’ndenaa rabbanaa wa maa yazzakkaro illaa oolul albaabe rabbanaa wa hab lanaa min ladunka rahmatan innaka antal wahhaab.

O Allah! You are the Eternal Lord and this is a new year; I therefore request Your safety from Satan, control over my self, which is inclined to sinning, engagement in all that which draws me near You, O All-generous! O Lord of majesty and honor! O Supporter of him who has no supporter! O Provider of him who has no provisions! O Shelter of him who has no shelter! O He who comes to help him who has no hope of help! O Reliance for him who has no one to lean upon! O Treasure of him who has nothing in the purse! O He who knows well how to put to test and trial! O Ultimate Hope! O Strength of the weak! O Rescuer of the drowning! O He who saves from destruction! O All-benefactor! O All-munificent! O All-favorer! O All-benevolent! You are He before Whom prostrate in adoration the blackness of the night and the brightness of the day, the moonlight, the sunlight, the ripple of the water, and the rustling of the trees! O Allah! There is no associate with You! O Allah! (Please do) cause us to be better than what they think of us! Forgive us that which they do not know! Do not blame us for what they say! Sufficient is Allah (for me). There is no god save Him, On Him do I rely, and He is the Lord of the Great Throne. We believe in it! It is all from our Lord! None do mind except those having understanding. Our Lord, make not our hearts deviate after You have guided us aright, and grant us mercy from You; surely, You are the most liberal Giver.0

And because on the 10th of this month Imam Husain Ibn Ali (a.s.) was slain and was mournful during these ten days so the friends and followers of Progeny of Muhammad (a.s.) hold majalis, perform prayers and through grief, sorrow and tears, keep alive the message of the greatest martyrdom in human history and avoid rejoicings.

Imam Reza (a.s.) narrates:

The month of muharram was a month when the disbelievers avoided war but the hypocrites took it permissible in shedding our blood, they insulted us, made our women and children captives. Burnt our tents, plundered our belongings and did not care the sanctity of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) about us.

In fact the sufferings of Imam Husain (a.s.) has injured the eyelids and made us tearful. They insulted our relatives and it has provided sorrow and grief till the day of resurrection.

Hence the mourners should weep on the sufferings of Imam Husain (a.s.) as this weeping erases the major sins.”

Then he (a.s.) said:

At the start of the month of Muharram nobody ever saw that my honorable father Imam Moosa Kazim (a.s.) laughing. The effects of sorrow and grief were apparent on his face through out the ten days of Muharram and on the tenth day of Muharram sorrow and grief was at its peak and he used to say: ‘Today is the day of martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.).’”0

Reason Concerning the Commandment of Obligatory Salaat

Imam Reza (a.s.) explained to Muhammad Ibn Sinan regarding the incumbency of the obligatory prayer:

Since praying is testifying to His Supremacy, it implies abandoning other worshipped ones, humbly standing in front of the Omnipotent, subordination, subservience, obedience, confessing (to Almighty Allah’s mastery), seeking the forgiveness of past sins. Praying also implies placing one’s face on the ground everyday so that one always remember the Almighty Allah; being submissive, really humble, eagerly wanting to improve one’s religious and worldly affairs and despising corruption. Praying is performed every day and night so that His servant does not forget his Sustainer and Creator; does not become ungrateful and rebellious; is always obedient to his Creator, stands in front of his Lord, is prevented from commiting sins; and protects and guards himself against various forms of corruption.”0

In the same manner he (a.s.) narrated to Fazl Ibn Shazan:

Remember, the servants of Almighty Allah are ordered to perform the prayer because there is acceptance of His sovereignty in it and to mend the affairs of the people. Because in it there is presence in the Divine Court of Almighty Allah after abandoning during other worshipped ones.”0

Reason Concerning the Units of Obligatory Salaats

Fazl Ibn Shazan narrated on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) that he (a.s.) said:

It is because the basic prayer is just one unit, since the basic number is one. If it was less than one, it would not constitute a prayer. Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – knew that the servants would not always perform one unit of prayer perfectly, completely and with full attention. Therefore, He added another unit of prayer to it to complete the possible deficiencies one may have in the performance of one unit of prayer with saying two units prayer. Hence, Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – made the basic two-units prayer obligatory.

Then the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) knew that the faithful servants would not totally and perfectly perform these two unit which they are ordered to perform. Therefore he added another two unit to Zohr (noon), Asr (afternoon) and Isha (night) prayers to compensate for any defeciencies one may have in saying the first two unit.

Then he knew that the maghrib (evening) prayer is to be said when most of the people are busy working then they stop work to go home to break their fast, eat and drink. Thus he added only one unit to the maghrib prayer to make it easier on them. He left the morning prayer as it was in order for the number of daily prayer units said to be an odd number. This was also because people are busier in the morning attending their needs. Moreover, their hearts are not so involved with other thoughts due to the lack of doing business then, and are not tired. Thus man would be more attentive to his prayer in the morning in comparison to his prayers since his mind is free of daily activities.

You must know that the desirable prayers (naafelah) are thirty-four units because the obligatory prayers are seventeen units. The desirable prayers have been established to be just double that amount to perfect the obligatory ones.

Know that the desirable prayers are set for various times and not for a fixed given time, because the best of the times are three: dawn, noon and evening. Almighty Allah likes that the people pray to Him at these three times. Also if the prayers are spread around at different times rather than all being set for a fixed given time, they are easier to perform for all the people.”0

Reason Behind the Number of Takbirs at the Beginning of the Obligatory Prayers

When Fazl Ibn Shaazan asked Imam Reza (a.s.): ‘Why it is said Allaho Akbar (Allah is the Greatest) seven times at the beginning of the prayer?’

He (a.s.) said:

It is so because there are seven instances of saying ‘Allah is the Greatest’ – in the first unit – which is the basic prayer which consists of: one to start, one for ruku (genuflection), two for sajdah (prostration), another one when bowing down and another two for the second prostration. That is why if a man says all the seven instances of ‘Allah is the Greatest’ in the beginning of his prayer, he has said all the seven; and should he mistakenly forget to say any one of them, there would be no insufficiencies in his prayer.”0

Reason Behind Reciting Surah Hamd and Tasbeehaat-e-Arba’ in Obligatory Prayer

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

In the first two unit of the prayer it is wajib to recite Surah Hamd and in the remaining two unit (of a four unit prayer) recitation of Tasbeehaat-e-Arba’ is obligatory. This is in order to make a clear distinction between what the Almighty Allah made incumbent upon Himself and what the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) made incumbent upon the believers (as the last two units prayer were added by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.).”

Reasons Behind the Recitals of Rukoo and Sujood

The reasons behind the recitation of Rukoo and Sujood which are made incumbent are as follows:

The person should express humility, modesty, profound reverence, abstinence, feeling of loneliness, humbleness, meekness and his nearness with the Almighty Allah and glorify the Provider of Sustenance and express his gratitude to his Creator and acknowledge His Greatness and says Takbeer (اَللهُ اَكْبَرُ) and Tahleel (لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہُ) as these should be done and make his heart busy in recital and invocations of the Almuighty Allah so that his pondering does not misguide him towards any one else other than the Almighty Allah.”0

Reasons of the Numbers of Rukoo and Sujood

When Fazl Ibn Shazaan asked Imam Reza (a.s.): Why is there one Rukoo (bowing down) and two sujood in each unit? He (a.s.) said about the prayer of eclipse:

Sajdah is established in this prayer because there is no prayer which contains Rukoo but no Sajdah. It contains four sujood because no prayer is prayer unless there are four sujood in it because the minimum quantity of sujood is four.

In the same manner one rukoo and two sujood are incumbent in each prayer as rukoo is a part of the prayer while standing up (Qayam) and sajdah (prostration) is the part of the prayer while sitting down. Prayer offered while sitting counts as half of the prayer performed while standing up.

That is why prostration is doubled so as to make it weigh the same as the rukoo, so that there is no difference between them since prayer is indeed made up of rukoo and sajdahs.”0

Reason Behind Takbirs in the Prayer for Dead

Hasan Ibn Nazar narrates that Imam Reza (a.s.) explained the reason behind five takbirs in the prayer for the dead:

It has been narrated that these have been taken out from the five daily prayers. This is its apparent side but its hidden point is that the Almighty Allah has made five things obligatory on His servants – prayer, fast, zakat, hajj and wilayat (love of the household of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.)). Each one is in exchange of Takbir in the prayer of dead.

Thus there are five takbirs on the dead body of the person who had accepted the wilayat and whoever had not accepted the wilayat four takbirs are said on his dead body. This is why the Shias say five takbirs and the opponents say four takbirs.”0

Reason Behind the Obligatory and Supererogatory Prayers

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

There are three specialities for the person who performs prayers:

1. Continued blessing are showered from the sky on the performer.

2. The angels surrounds his footprints till sky.

3. A proclaimer calls that if the performer of salaat comes to know its excellence and greatness he would never avoid prayer.

When a person pronounce ‘Takbeerah al-Haram’ the Almighty Allah showers His blessings over him and an angel is appointed for him in order to pronounce the Holy Quran from his tongue.

If he sincerely pays attention on the prayer and completes it, his complete prayer is taken up. But if he gets busy in himself and commits carelessness then his prayer is deducted to the extent he had committed negligence towards it and only what he had prayed attentively would be accepted. The Almighty Allah does not bestow anything to a negligient heart. The supererogatories have been established in order to cover up the obligatory prayers.0

Chapter 5

Eight Supplications in the Qunoot of Salaats

In this chapter eight supplications to be recited in the Qunoot as narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) would be discussed:

(1) A Supplication in the Qunoot of Salaats

Imam Reza (a.s.) narrated:

If you are praying in which Qunoot is to be recited then recite the following supplication in the Qunoot after the recital of Surahs and before the Rukoo:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اَنْتَ اللهُ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ الْـحَلِيْمُ الْكَرِيْمُ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيْمُ سُبْحَانَكَ رَبَّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَ رَبَّ الْاَرَضِيْنَ السَّبْعِ وَ مَا فِيْهِنَّ وَ مَا بَيْنَهُنَّ وَ رَبَّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيْمِ بِاللهِ لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهٖ شَيْ‏ءٌ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اغْفِرْ لِيْ وَ لِوالِدَيَّ وَ لِـجَمِيْعِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ اِنَّكَ عَلٰى ذٰلِكَ قَادِرٌ.

allaahumma antal laaho laa elaaha illaa antal haleemul kareemo laa elaaha illaa antal a’liyyul a’zeemo subhaanaka rabbas samaawaatis sab-e’ wa rabbal arazeenas sab-e’ wa maa feehinna wa maa baynahunna wa rabbul a’rshil a’zeem bil-laahe laysa kamislehi shay-un salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wagh fir lee we le-waaledayya wa le-jamee-i’l moameneena wal moamenaate innaka a’laa zaaleka qaader.

O Allah! You are Allah; there is no god save You, the Forbearing, the All-generous, there is no god save You, the Almighty, the All-wise, glory be to You, Lord of the seven skies and Lord of the seven (layers of) earth, all that is therein, and all that is between them, the Lord of the Great Throne, by Allah nothing like a likeness of Him, send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, and forgive me, and my parents, and all believing men and women, surely You are capable for it.0

(2) Another Supplication in the Qunoot in Salaats

Ahmad Ibn Ali Ansari says that I heard Raja’ Ibn Abi Zahhaak (who had accompanied Imam Reza (a.s.) in his journey to Khorasan) says:

Imam Reza (a.s.) recited the following Qunoot in all the salaats:

رَبِّ اغْفِرْ وَ ارْحَمْ وَ تَجَاوَزْ عَمَّا تَعْلَمُ اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ الْاَعَزُّ الْاَجَلُّ الْاَكْرَمُ.‏

rabbigh fir war ham wa tajaawaz a’mmaa ta’lamo innaka antal a-a’zzul ajallul akram.

O Lord! Forgive, have mercy and excuse for what You know. Surely, You are the Magnificent the Most Generous.0

(3) Qunoot of Imam Reza (a.s.) in Friday Salaat

Ibne Maqatal says that Imam Reza (a.s.) asked me:

Which supplication do you recite in the Qunoot of Friday prayer?”

I said: ‘Which is recited by all the people.’ Imam (a.s.) said:

Do not recite the supplication which is recited by the people instead this supplication:

اَللّٰہُمَّ اَصْلِحْ عَبْدَکَ وَ خَلِیْفَتَکَ بِـمَا اَصْلَحْتَ بِہٖ اَنْبِیَآئَکَ وَ رُسُلَکَ وَ حُفَّہٗ بِـمَلٰئِکَتِکَ وَاَیِّدْہُ بِرُوْحِ الْقُدُسِ مِنْ عِنْدِکَ وَاسْلُکْہُ مِنْۢ بَیْنِ یَدَیْہِ وَ مِنْ خَلْفِہٖ رَصَدًا یَـحْفَظُوْنَہٗ مِنْ کُلِّ سُوْۗءٍ وَ اَبْدِلْہُ مِنْۢ بَعْدِ خَوْفِہٖ اَمْنًا، یَعْبُدُکَ لَا یُشْرِکُ بِکَ شَیْئًا، وَ لَا تَـجْعَلْ لِاَحَدٍ مِنْ خَلْقِکَ عَلٰی وَلِیِّکَ سُلْطَانًا، وَائْذَنْ لَہٗ فِیْ جِہَادِ عَدُوِّکَ وَعَدُوِّہٖ، وَ اجْعَلْنِیْ مِنْ اَنْصَارِہٖ اِنَّکَ عَلٰی کُلِّ شَیْءٍ قَدِیْرٌ.

allaahumma asleh a’bdaka wa khaleefataka bemaa aslahta behi anbeyaa-aka wa rosolaka wa huffahu be-malaaa-ekateka wa ayyidho be-roohil qodose min i’ndeka was lukho mim bayne yadayhe wa min khalfehi rasadaa yahfazoonahu min kulle sooo-in wa abdilho mim ba’de khawfehi amnaa ya’bodoka laa yushreko beka shay-aa, wa laa taj-a’l le-ahadin min khalqeka a’laa waliyyeka sultaanaa, wa-zan lahu fee jehaade a’duwweka wa a’duwweh, waj a’lnee min ansaarehi innaka a’laa kulle shay-in qadeer.

O Allah! Reform conditions of Your servant and caliph with those means by which You have reformed conditions of Your messengers and prophets. Surround him with the angels and support him with the Holy Spirit. Appoint protectors from the front and behind him, (those) who would guard him from all troubles and calamities. Convert his fear into security, (so that) he may worship only You and doesn’t associate anybody with You. Do not make any of Your creatures an authority over Your vicegerent. Permit him to fight against Your enemies and his enemies and include me among his helpers. Surely You possess power over everything.0

(4) Qunoot in the Salaats of Two Eids

Imam Reza (a.s.) recommended to recite the following in the prayers of Eidain:

اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهٗ لَا شَرِیْكَ لَہٗ، وَ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُہٗ وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ. اَللّٰھُمَّ اَنْتَ اَھْلَ الْکِبْرِیَآئِ وَ الْعَظَمَۃِ وَ اَھْلَ الْـجُوْدِ وَ الْـجَبَرُوْتِ (وَ اَھْلَ الْعَفْوِ وَالْمَغْفِرَۃِ) وَ اَھْلَ التَّقْوٰی وَالرَّحْمَۃِ اَسْئَلُکَ فِيْ ھٰذَا الْیَوْمِ الَّذِیْ جَعَلْتَہٗ لِلْمُسْلِمِیْنَ عِیْدًا وَ لِمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ ذُخْرًا وَ مَزِیْدًا اَنْ تُصَلِّیَ عَلَیْهِ وَ عَلٰی اٰلِهٖ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِـهٰذَا الْيَوْمِ الَّذِيْ شَرَّفْتَهٗ وَ كَرَّمْتَهٗ وَ عَظَّمْتَهٗ وَ فَضَّلْتَهٗ‏ بِـمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّي اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِہٖ، وَ اَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِيْ وَ لِـجَمِيْعِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَ الْمُسْلِمِيْنَ وَ الْمُسْلِمَاتِ الْاَحْيَاءِ مِنْهُمْ وَ الْاَمْوَاتِ اِنَّكَ مُجِيْبُ الدَّعَوَاتِ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ.

ash-hado an laa elaaha illal laaho wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, wa anna mohammadan a’bdohu wa rasooloh. allaahumma anta ahlal kibreyaaa-e wal a’zamate wa ahlal joode wal jabaroote (wa ahlal a’few wal maghferate) wa ahlat taqwaa war rahmate as-aloka fee haazal yawmil lazee ja-a’ltahu lil-muslemeena e’edaan wa le-mohammadin sallal laaho a’layhe wa aaleh zukhran wa mazeedan an tosalleya a’layhe wa a’laa aalehi wa as-aloka be-haazal yawmil lazee sharraftahu wa karramtahu wa a’zzamtahu wa fazzaltahu be-mohammadin sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi, wa an taghfera lee wa le-jamee-i’l moameneena wal moamenaate wal muslemeena wal muslemaatil ahyaa-e minhum wal amwaate innaka mojeebud da-a’waate yaa arhamar raahemeen.

I bear witness that there is no god save Allah, alone without having any partner, and that Muhammad is his servant and messenger. O Allah! You are the Lord of glory and greatness, and the Lord of magnanimity and omnipotence, (and the Lord of pardon and forgiveness), And the worthiest of being feared and mercy, I beseech You in this day, which You have decided to be feast for the Muslims, and to be safety and increasing honor for Muhammad -peace of Allah be upon him and his Household, that You send blessings upon him and upon his progeny, and I beseech You in the name of this day which You have honored, ennobled, glorified and preferred in the name of Muhammad – blessings of Allah be upon him and his progeny, and that You forgive me and all our believing brothers and sisters, muslim men and women, both the alive and the dead, surely You answers all supplications, O Most Merciful of all.0

(5) Supplication of Seeking Forgiveness in the Qunoot of Salaat of Watr

Ahmad Ibn Ansari quotes on the authority of Raja’ Ibn Abi Zahhaak who said that Imam Reza (a.s.) used to recite seventy times the following supplication of seeking forgiveness in the Qunoot of prayer of Watr:

اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ وَ اَسْاَلُهُ التَّوْبَةَ.

astaghferul laaha wa asalohut tawbah.

I ask Allah for forgiveness and I pray to Him to accept my repentance.0

Then Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

I bequest you to perform the midnight prayer whoever gets up in the night should perform eight units of supererogatory of salaat al-shab and then two units prayer of Shaf’ and one unit salaat of Watr and whoever will seek forgiveness seventy times in its Qunoot would be relieved of the torment of grave and hell by Almighty Allah, will get enhancement in his life span and boost in his sustenance.0

(6) Supplication in the Qunoot of Salaat of Watr

Ahmad Ibn Ansari narrates on the authjority of Raja’ Ibn Abi Zahhaak who said that Imam Reza (a.s.) recited the following supplication in the Qunoot of Salaat of Watr:

اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ اَللّٰهُمَّ اهْدِنَا فِيْمَنْ هَدَيْتَ وَ عَافِنَا فِيْمَنْ عَافَيْتَ وَ تَوَلَّنَا فِيْمَنْ تَوَلَّيْتَ وَ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيْمَا اَعْطَيْتَ وَ قِنَا شَرَّ مَا قَضَيْتَ فَاِنَّكَ تَقْضِيْ وَ لَا يُقْضٰى عَلَيْكَ اِنَّهٗ لَا يَذِلُّ مَنْ وَالَيْتَ وَ لَا يَعِزُّ مَنْ عَادَيْتَ تَبَارَكْتَ رَبَّنَا وَ تَعَالَيْتَ.‏

allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin allaahummah denaa feeman hadayta wa a’afenaa feeman a’afayta wa tawallanaa feeman tawallayta wa baarik lanaa feemaa a-a’tayta wa qenaa sharra maa qazayta fa-innaka taqzee wa laa yuqzaa a’layka innahu laa yazillo man waalayta wa laa ya-i’zzo man a’adayta tabaarakta rabbanaa wa ta-a’alayta.

O my Lord! Please send blessings upon Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) and the Household of Muhammad (a.s.)! O my Lord! Please guide us amongst those whom You have guided! Make us healthy and place us amongst those whom You have made healthy! Be kind to us and place us amongst those whom You have been kind to! Bless for us what You have granted us! Protect us from the evil which You have destined (for the wicked ones)! As You are the One who destines. There is none to command You! Whomever You loves will not be humiliated! Whomever You have considered as an enemy will not be honored! O Our Lord! You are Blessed! You are High!’.0

(7) Qunoot of Imam Reza (a.s.) for Salvation from Hardships and the Mischiefs of Tyrants

اَلْفَزَعُ اَلْفَزَعُ اِلَيْكَ يَا ذَا الْمُحَاضَرَةِ وَ الرَّغْبَةُ الرَّغْبَةُ اِلَيْكَ يَا مَنْ بِهِ الْمُفَاخَرَةُ وَ اَنْتَ اَللّٰهُمَّ مُشَاهِدُ هَوَاجِسِ النُّفُوْسِ وَ مُرَاصِدُ حَرَكَاتِ الْقُلُوْبِ وَ مُطَالِعُ مَسَرَّاتِ السَّرَائِرِ مِنْ غَيْرِ تَكَلُّفٍ وَ لَا تَعَسُّفٍ وَ قَدْ تَرٰى اَللّٰهُمَّ مَا لَيْسَ عَنْكَ بِـمُنْطَوًى وَ لٰكِنْ حِلْمُكَ آمَنَ اَهْلَهٗ عَلَيْهِ جُرْاَةً وَ تَـمَرُّدًا وَ عُتُوًّا وَ عِنَادًا وَ مَا يُعَانِيْهِ اَوْلِيَاؤُكَ مِنْ تَعْفِيَةِ آثَارِ الْـحَقِّ وَ دُرُوْسِ مَعَالِمِهٖ وَ تَزَيُّدِ الْفَوَاحِشِ وَ اسْتِمْرَارِ اَهْلِهَا عَلَيْهَا وَ ظُهُوْرِ الْبَاطِلِ وَ عُمُوْمِ التَّغَاشُمِ وَ التَّرَاضِيْ بِذٰلِكَ فِيْ الْمُعَامِلَاتِ وَ الْمُتَصَرَّفَاتِ مُذْ جَرَتْ بِهِ الْعَادَاتُ وَ صَارَ كَالْمَفْرُوْضَاتِ وَ الْمَسْنُوْنَاتِ. اَللّٰهُمَّ فَبَادِرْنَا مِنْكَ بِالْعَوْنِ الَّذِيْ مَنْ اَعَنْتَهٗ بِهٖ فَازَ وَ مَنْ اَيَّدْتَهٗ لَمْ يَـخَفْ لَمْزَلَمَّازٍ وَ خُذِ الظَّالِمَ اَخْذًا عَنِيْفًا وَ لَا تَكُنْ لَهٗ رَاحِمًا وَ لَا بِهٖ رَءُوْفًا اَللّٰهُمَّ اَللّٰهُمَّ اَللّٰهُمَّ بَادِرْهُمْ اَللّٰهُمَّ عَاجِلْهُمْ اَللّٰهُمَّ لَا تُـمْهِلْهُمْ اَللّٰهُمَّ غَادِرْهُمْ بُكْرَةً وَ هَجِيْرَةً وَ سَـحَرَةً وَ بَيَاتًا وَ هُمْ نَائـِمُوْنَ وَ ضُحًى وَ هُمْ يَلْعَبُوْنَ وَ مَكْرًا وَ هُمْ يَـمْكُرُوْنَ وَ فَـجْاَةً وَ هُمْ آمِنُوْنَ اَللّٰهُمَّ بَدِّدْهُمْ وَ بَدِّدْ اَعْوَانَهُمْ وَ افْلُلْ اَعْضَادَهُمْ وَ اهْزِمْ جُنُوْدَهُمْ وَ افْلُلْ حَدَّهُمْ وَ اجْتَثَّ سَنَامَهُمْ وَ اَضْعِفْ عَزَائِـمَهُمْ اَللّٰهُمَّ امْنَحْنَا اَكْتَافَهُمْ وَ مَلِّكْنَا اَكْتَافَهُمْ وَ بَدِّلْهُمْ بِالنِّعَمِ النِّقَمَ وَ بَدِّلْنَا مِنْ مُـحَاذَرَتِهِمْ وَ بَغْيِهِمُ السَّلَامَةَ وَ اَغْنِمْنَاهُمْ اَكْمَلَ الْمَغْنَمِ اَللّٰهُمَّ لَا تَرُدَّ عَنْهُمْ بَاْسَكَ الَّذِيْ اِذَا حَلَّ بِقَوْمٍ فَسَآءَ صَبَاحُ الْمُنْذَرِيْنَ.

al-fa-za-o’ al-fa-za-o’ elayka yaa zal mohaazarate war raghbatur raghbato elayka yaa man behil mofaakharato wa anta allaahumma moshaa-hedo hawaajesin nofoose wa moraasedo harakaatil qoloobe wa mo-taa-le-o’ masarraatis saraa-ere min ghayre takallofe wa laa ta-a’ssofin wa qad taraa allaahumma maa laysa a’nka be-muntawan wa laakin hilmoka aamana ahlahu a’layhe jur-atan wa tamarrodan wa o’tuwwan wa e’naadan wa maa yo-a’aneehe awle-yaa-oka min ta’feyate aasaaril haqqe wa doroose ma-a’alemehi wa tazayyodil fawaaheshe was timraare ahlehaa a’layhaa wa zohooril baatele wa o’moomit ta-ghaashome wat taraazee be-zaaleka fil mo-a’amelaate wal motasarrafaate muz-jarat behil a’adaato wa saara kal-mafroozaate wal masnoo-naat. allaahumma fa-baadirnaa minka bil-a’wnil lazee man a-a’ntahu behi faaza wa man ayyadtahu lam yakhaf lamza lammaazin wa khoziz zaalema akhzan a’neefan wa laa takun lahu raaheman wa la behi raoofan allaahumma allaahumma allaahumma baadirhum allaahumma a’azilhum allaahumma laa tumhilhum allaahumma ghaadirhum bukratan wa hajeeratan wa saharatan wa bayaatan yal-a’boona wa makran wa hum yamkoroona wa faj-atan wa hum aamenoona allaahumma baddidhum wa baddid a-a’waanahum waf lul a-a’zaadahum wah zim jonoodahum waf lul haddahum waj tassa sanaamahum wa az-i’f a’zaa-emahum allaahummam nahnaa aktaafahum wa malliknaa aktaafahum wa baddilhum bin-ne-a’min neqama wa baddilnaa min mohaazaratehim wa baghyehemus salaamata wa aghnimnaahum akmalal maghname allaahumma laa tarudda a’nhum baasakal lazee ezaa halla beqawmin fa-saaa-a sabaahul munzareen.

The flight is toward You, O Possessor of presence and desire. The desire is for You, O He through whom is pride. You, O Allah! Can see the whisperings of souls, observe the movements of hearts, and know of hidden secrets without affectation and tyranny; and You, O Allah! Can see all things; but toward Your clemency they have shown audacity, disobedience, arrogance, and obstinacy; (and You can see) what Your friends suffer out of effacing the tracks of the truth, obliterating its marks, the increase of ill-deeds, the continuation of their people toward them, the appearance of falsehood, the generality of unjust and mutual consent on that (regarding) dealings and sundries; it (unjust) has become familiar and become as one of the obligatory and legislated things. O Allah! Hasten toward him whom You help, is successful, and him whom You support is not afraid of the blame of anyone, and severely punish the unjust; be neither merciful nor affectionate to them. O Allah! O Allah! O Allah! So rush toward them! O Allah! Be quick toward them! O Allah! Grant them not a respite! O Allah! Punish them early in the morning and at midday, in the early dawn and by night, when sleeping, in the forenoon while playing; scheme against them when scheming; and take them by surprise while safe! O Allah! Scatter them; disperse their helpers; decrease their aids; defeat their soldiers; reduce their limits; uproot their glory; and weaken their determinations! O Allah! Grant us their sides; make us possess their districts; change their blessings; replace with peace our caution of them and their aggression (against us); make us control them thoroughly! O Allah! So do not withhold Your punishment, which if occur among people, evil shall then be the morning of the warned one!0

(8) Qunoot in the Salaat of Lunar Eclipse

Imam Reza (a.s.) recommended supplication in the Qunoot of prayer of lunar eclipse:

اَنَّ اللہَ يَسْجُدُ لَہٗ مَنْ فِيْ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَمَنْ فِيْ الْاَرْضِ وَالشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُ وَالنُّجُوْمُ (وَالْجِبَالُ) وَالشَّجَرُ وَالدَّوَاۗبُّ وَكَثِيْرٌ مِّنَ النَّاسِ۝۰ۭ وَكَثِيْرٌ حَقَّ عَلَيْہِ الْعَذَابُ. اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ. اَللّٰهُمَّ لَا تُعَذِّبْنَا بِعَذَابِكَ وَ لَا تَسْخَطْ عَلَيْنَا بِسَخَطِكَ وَ لَا تُهْلِكْنَا بِغَضَبِكَ وَ لَا تَاْخُذْنَا بِـمَا فَعَلَ السُّفَهَاءُ مِنَّا وَ اعْفُ عَنَّا وَ اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَ اصْرِفْ عَنَّا الْبَلَاءَ يَا ذَا الْمَنِّ وَ الطَّوْلِ.‏

annal laaha yasjodo lahu man fis samaawaate wa man fil arze wash shamso wal qamaro wan nojoomo (wal jebaalo) wash shajaro wad dawaaabbo wa kaseerum menan naas, wa kaseerun haqqa a’layhil a’zaabo. allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin allaahumma laa to-a’zzibnaa be-a’zaabeka wa laa taskhat a’laynaa be-sakhateka wa laa tohliknaa be-ghazabeka wa laa taakhuznaa bemaa fa-a’las sofahaa-o minnaa wa’fo a’nnaa wagh fir lanaa was rif a’nnal balaa-a yaa zal manne wat tawle.

Do you not see that Allah is He, Whom obeys whoever is in the heavens and whoever is in the earth, and the sun and the moon and the stars, (and the mountains) and the trees, and the animals and many of the people; and many there are against whom chastisement has become necessary. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad. O Allah! Do not chastise us with Your chastisement, and do not be displeased upon us with Your wrath, and do not destroy us with Your anger, and do not seize us for what the fools among us have done, and pardon us, and forgive us, and turn away from us the calamities, O Lord of favor and munificence!0

Chapter 6

Eight Supplications after Salaats

In this chapter eight supplications after salaats as narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) would be discussed:

(1) Supplication After Morning Salaat

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

Whoever says the following statement after the Morning Salaat, will have all his requests made easy-to-gain for him and will be saved by Almighty Allah against every thing that aggrieves him:

بِسْمِ اللهِ وَ صَلَّی اللهُ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهٖ وَ اُفَوِّضُ اَمْرِیْ اِلَی اللهِ اِنَّ اللهَ بَصِيْرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ فَوَقَاهُ اللهُ سَيِّئَاتِ مَا مَكَرُوْا، لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ اِنِّىْ کُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِيْنَ. فَاسْتَجَبْنَا لَهٗ وَ نَجَّيْنَاهُ مِنَ الْغَمِّ، وَ كَذٰلِكَ نُنْجِی الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ، حَسْبُنَا اللهُ وَ نِعْمَ الْوَكِيْلُ فَانْقَلَبُوْا بِنِعْمَةٍ مِنَ اللهِ وَ فَضْلٍ، لَمْ يَمْسَسْهُمْ سُوْءٌ، مَا شَآءَ اللهُ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللهِ، مَا شَآءَ اللهُ لَا مَا شَآءَ النَّاسُ، مَا شَآءَ اللهُ وَ اِنْ كَرِهَ النَّاسُ، حَسْبِیَ الرَّبُّ مِنَ الْمَرْبُوْبِيْنَ، حَسْبِیَ الْخَالِقُ مِنَ الْمَخْلُوْقِيْنَ، حَسْبِیَ الرَّازِقُ مِنَ الْمَرْزُوْقِيْنَ، حَسْبِیَ اللهُ رَبُّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ، حَسْبِیْ مَنْ هُوَ حَسْبِیْ، حَسْبِیْ مَنْ لَمْ يَزَلْ حَسْبِیْ، حَسْبِیْ مَنْ كَانَ مُذْ کُنْتُ لَمْ يَزَلْ حَسْبِیْ، حَسْبِیَ اللهُ لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا هُوَ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَلْتُ وَ هُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيْمِ.

BISMIL LAAHE WA SALLAL LAAHO A’LAA MOHAMMADIN WA AALEHI WA OFAWWEZO AMRee ELLAL LAAHE INNAL LAAHA BASEERUM BIL-E’BAAD, FA- WAQAaHUL LAAHO SAYYEAATE MAA MAKAROO, LAA ELAAHA ILLAA ANTA SUBHAANAKA INNEE KUNTO MENAZ ZAALEMEEN FASTAJABNAA LAHU WA NAJJAYNAAHO MENAL GHAMME WA KAZAALEKA NUNJIL MOAMENEEN, HASBONAL LAAHO WA NE’MAL VAKEEL, FANQALABOO BE NE’MATIN MENAL LAAHE WA FAZLIN LAM YAMSASHUM SOO-Un MAA SHAA ALLAAHO LAA HAWLA WA LAA QUWWATA ILLAA BILLAAHE, MAA SHAA ALLAaHO LAA MAA ShAA-AN NAASO, MAA SHAA ALLAAHO WA IN KAREHAN NAASO, HASBEYAR RABBO MENAL MARBOOBIN. HASBEYAL KHAALEQO MENAL MAKHLOOQIN, HASBEYAR RAAZEQO MENAL MARZOOQIN, HASBEYAL LAAHO RABBUL A’ALAMEEN, HASBEE MAN HOWA HASBEE, HASBEE MAL LAM YAZAL HASBEE, HASBEE MAN KAANA MUZ KUNTO LAM YAZAL HASBEE, HASBEYAL LAAHO LAA ELAAHA ILLAA HOWA A’LAYHE TAWAKKALTO WA HOWA RABBUL A’RSHIL A’ZEEM.

In the Name of Allah. May Allah bless Muhammad and his household. ‘And I entrust my affair to Allah, Surely Allah sees the servants. So Allah protected him from the evil (consequences) of what they planned.’0 ‘There is no god but You, glory be to You; surely I am of those who make themselves to suffer loss. So We responded to him and delivered him from the grief and thus do We deliver the believers.’0 ‘Allah is sufficient for us and most excellent is the Protector. So they returned with favor from Allah and (His) grace, no evil touched them.’0 Only that which Allah wills shall come to pass. There is neither strength nor power save with Allah. Only that which Allah wills (shall come to pass), not that which people wills. Only that which Allah wills shall come to pass even if people detest it. Sufficient for me is the Lord against the (other) lords (His servants). Sufficient for me is the Creator against the creatures. Sufficient for me is the Sustainer against the sustained. Sufficient for me is Allah, the Lord of the worlds. Sufficient for me is He Who is sufficient for me. Sufficient for me is He Who has been always sufficient for me. Sufficient for me is He Who had been since eternity and still sufficient for me. ‘Allah is sufficient for me, there is no god but He; on Him do I rely, and He is the Lord of mighty power.’0

(2) Supplication for Abundance of Sustenance after every Obligatory Salaat

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

Recite the following supplication after every obligatory salaat for request of abundance in the sustenance:

يَا مَنْ يَـمْلِكُ حَوَائِـجَ السَّائِلِيْنَ وَ يَعْلَمُ ضَمِيْرَ الصَّامِتِيْنَ لِكُلِّ مَسْاَلَةٍ مِنْكَ سَمْعٌ حَاضِرٌ وَ جَوَابٌ عَتِيْدٌ وَ لِكُلِّ صَامِتٍ مِنْكَ عِلْمٌ بَاطِنٌ مُـحِيْطٌ اَسْاَلُكَ بِـمَوَاعِيْدِكَ الصَّادِقَةِ وَ اَيَادِيْكَ الْفَاضِلَةِ وَ رَحْمَتِكَ الْوَاسِعَةِ وَ سُلْطَانِكَ الْقَاهِرِ وَ مُلْكِكَ الدَّائِمِ وَ كَلِمَاتِكَ التَّامَّاتِ يَا مَنْ لَا تَنْفَعُهٗ طَاعَةُ الْمُطِيْعِيْنَ وَ لَا یَضُرُّهٗ مَعْصِيَةُ الْعَاصِيْنَ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِہٖ وَ ارْزُقْنِيْ مِنْ فِضْلِكَ وَ اَعْطِنِيْ فِيْمَا تَرْزُقُنِي الْعَافِيَةَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ.

yaa man yamleko hawaaejas saaa-eleena wa ya’lamo zameeras saameteena le-kulle mas-alatin minka sam-u’n haazerun wa jawaabun a’teedun wa lekulle saametin minka i’lmun baatenun moheetun as-aloka be-mawaa-e’edekas saadeqate wa ayaadeekal faazelate wa rahmatekal waa-se-a’te wa sultaanekal qaahere wa mulkekad daa-eme wa kalemaatekat taam-maate yaa man laa tanfa-o’hu taa-a’tul mo-tee-e’ena wa laa yazurrohu ma’seyatul a’aseena salle a’laa mohammadin wa aalehi war zuqnee min fazleka wa a-a’tenee feemaa tarzoqonil a’afeyata be-rahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeen.

O One Who has command over the fulfillment of the desires of those who beg. He knows what is in the hearts of those who remain quiet. Every question is heard by You and for it answer is provided and for every silence has hidden encompassing knowledge from Your side. I beseech You with Your true promises, and Your abundant blessings, and your encompassing Mercy, and Your encompassing power, and Your everlasting kingdom, and Your complete words. O the One Who does not benefit from the obedience of the obedient, and does not get hurt by the disobedience of the disobedient, send blessing upon Muhammad and his progeny and grant me sustenance from Your favour, and bestow me wellbeing as my sustenance by Your mercy, O Most Merciful of all.0

(3) Recitation of ‘YAA RAHMAANO YAA RAHEEMO’ (يَا رَحْمٰنُ یَا رَحِیْمُ) after Every Salaat

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

Any believing person who recites

يَا رَحْمٰنُ یَا رَحِیْمُ.

yaa rahmaano yaa raheemo.

O Beneficent, O Merciful.

two hundred ninety eight (298) times sincerely and humbly it will become the cause of establishing love in the hearts of the people.”0

(4) Supplication to be Recited After Morning Salaat

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

Recite this supplication after Fajr Prayer:

بِسْمِ اللہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّۃَ اِلَّا بِاللہِ الْعَلِیِّ الْعَظِیْمِ.

bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahil a’liyyil a’zeem.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. There are no means and no power without Allah the Most High, the Most Great.

This is as much nearer to Chief Name of Allah as the blackness of the eye is nearer to its whiteness. It has the same effect which is of the Chief Name of Allah.0

(5) Another Supplication After Morning Salaat

Imam Reza (a.s.) advised:

Whoever recites

یَا عَزِیْزُ.

yaa a’zeezo.

O Mighty.

forty one (41) times, with complete humbleness and humility, paying full attention, in the presence of Almighty Allah, will never be indigent of any creature and will get honor and popularity among the people.”0

(6) Supplication After Fajr and Maghrib Salaats

Ismail Ibn Hamam, who on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) who on the authority of Imam Ali Ibne Abi Taalib (a.s.) narrates:

Whoever recites this supplication seven times without talking anybody after fajr and maghrib prayers:

بِسْمِ اللہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّۃَ اِلَّا بِاللہِ الْعَلِیِّ الْعَظِیْمِ.

bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahil a’liyyil a’zeem.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. And there are no means and no power without Allah the Most High, the Most Great.

Almighty Allah will dispence seventy types of calamities such as leprosy and wickedness of Satan from him.0

(7) Supplication to be Recited after Asr Prayer

Raja’ Ibn Abi Zahhaak narrates: ‘On his journey to Khorasan, Imam Reza (a.s.) while sitting on his prayer-mat, after Asr prayer, would recite Tasbeeh (Glorification of Allah), Tamjeed (Praise be to Allah), Takbeer (Allah is the greatest) and Tahleel (there is no god but Allah) as many times as he wished. Then he would offer prostration of gratitude while he would recite one hundred times

حَمْدًا لِلهِ.

hamdan lillaahe.

Praise is for Allah.0

(8) Another Supplication After Asr Salaat

Muhammad Ibn Fuzail Sairafee on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) who on the authority of his forefathers (a.s.) who on the authority of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) that he (s.a.w.a.) said to a person:

After performing Asr prayer seek forgiveness from Allah seventy-seven times (77), Allah will settle down your sins committed during seventy-seven (77) years.”

The person exclaimed: ‘If I do not get an age of seventy-seven years?’

Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) replied:

Then the sins committed by your father would be forgiven.”

The person again asked: ‘If I and my father do not get an age of seventy-seven years?’

Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) answered:

Then the sins committed by you, your father or your mother would be forgiven.”

The person again retorted: ‘If I, my father and my mother do not get an age of seventy-seven years?’

Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) responded:

Then the sins committed by you, your father, your mother and your relatives would be forgiven.”0

Chapter 7

Eight Supplications after Recommended Salaats

In this chapter eight supplications after recommended salaats as narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) would be discussed:

(1) Suppliation After Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar (a.s.)

It is incumbent upon you to remain attached with the Salaat of Ja’far-e-Tayyaar (a.s.) because it bears many benefits and merits. Whenever you intend to perform this prayer say Takbeer and start the prayer (perform the prayer as explained earlier). After finishing the salaat recite following supplication:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيْ اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ كُلِّ مَا سَاَلَكَ بِهٖ مُـحَمَّدٌ وَ آلُهٗ وَ اَسْتَعِيْذُ بِكَ مِنْ كُلِّ مَا اسْتَعَاذَ مِنْهُ مُـحَمَّدٌ وَ آلُهٗ اَللّٰهُمَّ اَعْطِنِيْ مِنْ كُلِّ خَيْرٍ خَيْرًا وَ اصْرِفْ عَنِّيْ كُلَّ مَا قَضَيْتَ مِنْ شَرٍّ اَوْ فِتْنَةٍ وَ اغْفِرْ لِيْ مَا تَعْلَمُ مِنِّيْ وَ مَا قَدْ اَحْصَيْتَ عَلَيَّ مِنْ ذُنُوْبِيْ وَ اقْضِ حَوَآئِـجِيْ مَا لَكَ فِيْهِ رِضًا وَ لِيَ فِيْهِ صَلَاحٌ يَا ذَا الْمَنِّ وَ الْفَضْلِ وَسِّعْ عَلَيَّ فِيْ الرِّزْقِ وَ الْاَجَلِ وَ اكْفِنِيْ مَا اَهَمَّنِيْ مِنْ اَمْرِ دُنْيَايَ وَ آخِرَتِيْ اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ عَلٰى كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيْرٌ.

allaahumma innee as-aloka min kulle maa sa-alaka behi mohammadun wa aalohu wa as-ta-e’ezo beka min kulle mas ta-a’aza minho mohammadun wa aalohu allaahumma a-a’tenee min kulle khayrin khayran was rif a’nnee kulla maa qazayta min sharrin aw fitnatin wagh fir lee maa ta’lamo minnee wa maa qad ahsayta a’layya min zonoobee waq ze hawaaa-ejee maa laka feehe rezan wa leya feehe salaahun yaa zal manne wal fazle wasse’ a’layya fir rizqe wal ajale wak fenee maa ahammanee min amre dunyaaya wa aakheratee innaka anta a’laa kulle shay-in qadeer.

O Allah! I beseech You from everything which Muhammad and his progeny have asked, and I take refuge with You from everything Muhammad and his progeny have sought refuge. O Allah! Give me all best goodness, and keep away from me all what You have decreed from evil, or trial, and forgive me what You know about me, and that certainly You have recorded for me from my sins, and fulfill my needs in what You are pleased with and is in my interest, O Lord of graciousness and favour! And expand for me sustenance and life-term, and save me from my grievances appertained to my world and my hereafter, surely You have power over everything.0

(2) Invocation for Relief After Salaat of Need

It is narrated from Imam Reza (a.s.) to recite the following supplication while standing after two rak’at salaat of need:

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ.‏

اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهٗ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهٗ خَالِقُ الْـخَلْقِ وَ قَاسِمُ الرِّزْقِ وَ فَالِقُ الْاِصْبَاحِ وَ جَاعِلُ اللَّيْلِ سَكَنًا وَ الشَّمْسِ وَ الْقَمَرِ حُسْبَانًا ذٰلِكَ تَقْدِيْرُ الْعَزِيْزِ الْعَلِيْمِ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا هُوَ الْعَزِيْزُ الْـحَكِيْمُ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّ مُـحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهٗ وَ رَسُوْلُهٗ وَ وَلِيُّهٗ وَ نَبِيُّهٗ وَ خَلِيْلُهٗ وَ صَفِيُّهٗ وَ حَبِيْبُهٗ وَ خَالِصَتُهٗ وَ خَاصَّتُهٗ مِنْ خَلْقِهٖ وَ اَمِيْنُهٗ عَلٰى وَحْيِهٖ اَرْسَلَهٗ بِالْهُدٰى‏ وَ دِيْنِ الْـحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهٗ عَلَى الدِّيْنِ كُلِّهٖ وَ لَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُوْنَ بَشِيْرًا وَ نَذِيْرًا وَ دَاعِيًا اِلَى اللهِ بِاِذْنِهٖ وَ سِرَاجًا مُنِيْرًا صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلٰی اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ الَّذِيْنَ اَذْهَبَ اللهُ عَنْهُمُ الرِّجْسَ وَ طَهَّرَهُمْ تَطْهِيْرًا يَا مُقَوِّيَ كُلِّ ذَلِيْلٍ وَ مُعِزَّ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ مُذِلَّ الْـجَبَّارِيْنَ قَدْ وَ حَقِّكَ بَلَغَ مِنِّي الْمَجْهُوْدُ فَفَرِّجْ عَنِّيْ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ يَا مُفَرِّجُ الْفَرَجَ يَا كَرِيْمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا عَزِيْزُ الْفَرَجَ يَا جَبَّارُ الْفَرَجَ يَا رَحْمَانُ الْفَرَجَ يَا رَحِيْمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا جَلِيْلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا جَمِيْلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا كَفِيْلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُنِيْلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُقِيْلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُـجِيْرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا خَبِيْرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُنِيْرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُبَلِّغُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُدِيْلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُحِيْلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا كَبِيْرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا قَدِيْرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا بَصِيْرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا بَرُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا طُهْرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا طَاهِرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا قَاهِرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا ظَاهِرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا بَاطِنُ الْفَرَجَ يَا سَاتِرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُـحِيْطُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُقْتَدِرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا حَفِيْظُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُتَجَبِّرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا قَرِيْبُ الْفَرَجَ يَا وَدُوْدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا حَمِيْدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مَـجِيْدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُبْدِءُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُعِيْدَ الْفَرَجَ يَا شَهِيْدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُـحْسِنُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُـجْمِلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُنْعِمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُفْضِلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا قَابِضُ الْفَرَجَ يَا بَاسِطُ الْفَرَجَ يَا هَادِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُرْسِلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا دَافِعُ الْفَرَجَ يَا رَافِعُ الْفَرَجَ يَا بَاقِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا وَاقِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا خَلَّاقُ الْفَرَجَ يَا وَهَّابُ الْفَرَجَ يَا تَوَّابُ الْفَرَجَ يَا فَتَّاحُ الْفَرَجَ يَا نَفَّاحُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُرْتَاحُ الْفَرَجَ يَا نَفَّاعُ الْفَرَجَ يَا رَؤُوْفُ الْفَرَجَ يَا عَطُوْفُ‏ الْفَرَجَ يَا كَافِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا شَافِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُعَافِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُكَافِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا وَفِيُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُهَيْمِنُ الْفَرَجَ يَا سَلَامُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُتَكَبِّرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُؤْمِنُ الْفَرَجَ يَا اَحَدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا صَمَدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا نُوْرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُدَبِّرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا فَرْدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا وَتْرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا نَاصِرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُونِسُ الْفَرَجَ يَا بَاعِثُ الْفَرَجَ يَا وَارِثُ الْفَرَجَ يَا عَالِمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا حَاكِمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا بَارِءُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُتَعَالِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُصَوِّرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُـجِيْبُ الْفَرَجَ يَا قَائِمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا دَائِمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا عَلِيْمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا حَكِيْمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا جَوَادُ الْفَرَجَ يَا بَارُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا سَارُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا عَدْلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا فَاضِلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا دَيَّانُ الْفَرَجَ يَا حَنَّانُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مَنَّانُ الْفَرَجَ يَا سَمِيْعُ الْفَرَجَ يَا خَفِيُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُعِيْنُ الْفَرَجَ يَا نَاشِرُ الْفَرَجِ يَا غَافِرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا قَدِيْمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُسَهِّلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُيَسِّرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُـمِيْتُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُـحْيِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا نَافِعُ الْفَرَجَ يَا رَازِقُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُسَبِّبُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُغِيْثُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُغْنِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُقْنِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا خَالِقُ الْفَرَجَ يَا رَاصِدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا حَاضِرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا جَابِرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا حَافِظُ الْفَرَجَ يَا شَدِيْدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا غِيَاثُ الْفَرَجَ يَا عَآئِذُ الْفَرَجَ يَا اَللهُ الْفَرَجَ يَا عَظِيْمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا حَيُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا قَيُّوْمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا عَالِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا رَبُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا اَعْظَمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا اَعَزُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا اَجَلُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا غَنِيُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا اَكْبَرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا اَزَلِيُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا اَوَّلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا آخِرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا حَقُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُبِيْنُ الْفَرَجَ يَا يَقِيْنُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مَالِكُ الْفَرَجَ يَا قُدُّوْسُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُتَقَدِّسُ الْفَرَجَ يَا وَاحِدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا اَحَدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُتَوَحِّدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُـمِدُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا قَهَّارُ الْفَرَجَ يَا رَاحِمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُفَضِّلُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُتَرَحِّمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا قَاصِمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُكْرِمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُعَلِّمُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُصْطَفِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُزَكِّيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا وَافِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا كَاشِفُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُصَرِّفُ الْفَرَجَ يَا دَاعِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مَرْجُوُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُتَجَاوِزُ الْفَرَجَ يَا فَاتـِحُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مَلِيْكُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُقَدِّرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُؤَلِّفُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُـمَهِّدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُؤَيِّدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا شَاهِدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا صَادِقُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُصَدِّقُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُدْرِكُ الْفَرَجَ يَا سَابِقُ الْفَرَجَ يَا عَوْنُ الْفَرَجَ يَا لَطِيْفُ الْفَرَجَ يَا رَقِيْبُ الْفَرَجَ يَا فَاطِرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُقْنِيُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُسَخِّرُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُمَجِّدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مَعْبُوْدُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مَدْعُوُّ الْفَرَجَ يَا مَرْهُوْبُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُسْتَعَانُ الْفَرَجَ يَا مُلْتَجِئُ الْفَرَجَ يَا كَهْفُ الْفَرَجَ يَا عُدَّةُ الْفَرَجَ يَا ذَا الْـجَلَالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ اَللّٰهُمَّ بِـحَقِّ هٰذِهِ الْاَسْمَاءِ الْـحُسْنٰى وَ الْكَلِمَاتِ الْعُلْيَا وَ بِـحَقِّ بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ قُلْ هُوَ اللهُ اَحَدٌ اَللهُ الصَّمَدُ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَ لَمْ يُولَدْ وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهٗ كُفُوًا اَحَدٌ اَهْلِكْ عَدُوَّ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنْ كَانَ فُلَانٌ عَدُوَّ اللهِ وَ عَدُوَّ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِهٖ وَ اَهْلِ بَيْتِهٖ وَ ذُرِّيَّتِهٖ وَ شِيْعَتِهٖ جَـحَدَ حَقًّا وَ ادَّعٰى بَاطِلًا فَاَنْزِلْ عَلَيْهِ حُسْبَانًا مِنَ السَّماءِ وَ عَذَابًا عَاجِلًا آمِيْنَ آمِيْنَ آمِيْنَ رَبَّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ وَ اَمَانَ الْـخَائِفِيْنَ اَدْرِكْنَا فِيْ هٰذِهِ الْـحَاجَةِ وَ اَغِثْنَا يَا اِلٰهِيْ بِـحَقِّ مَلَائِكَتِكَ الْمُقَرَّبِيْنَ وَ اَنْبِيَائِكَ الْمُرْسَلِيْنَ الْمُطَهَّرِيْنَ وَ بِشَفَاعَةِ نَبِيِّكَ مُـحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِهٖ اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيْ اَتَوَجَّهُ اِلَيْكَ بِنَبِيِّكَ مُـحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِهٖ يَا اَبَا الْقَاسِمِ يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ يَا اِمَامَ الرَّحْمَةِ اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهًا عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ يَا اَبَا الْـحَسَنِ يَا عَلِيَّ بْنَ اَبِيْ طَالِبٍ يَا اَمِيْرَ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ عَلٰى خَلْقِهٖ يَا سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهًا عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ يَا فَاطِمَةُ الزَّهْرَآءُ يَا بِنْتَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ يَا سَيِّدَتَنَا وَ مَوْلَاتَنَا اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكِ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكِ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكِ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكِ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهَةً عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعِيْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ يَا اَبَا مُـحَمَّدٍ يَا حَسَنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ يَا ابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ عَلٰى خَلْقِهٖ يَا سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهًا عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ يَا حُسَيْنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ يَا ابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ عَلٰى خَلْقِهٖ يَا سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهًا عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ يَا اَبَا الْـحَسَنِ يَا عَلِيَّ بْنَ الْحُسَيْنِ يَا ابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ عَلٰى خَلْقِهٖ يَا سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهًا عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ يَا اَبَا جَعْفَرٍ يَا مُـحَمَّدَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ يَا ابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ عَلٰى خَلْقِهٖ يَا سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهًا عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ يَا جَعْفَرَ بْنَ مُـحَمَّدٍ يَا ابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ عَلٰى خَلْقِهٖ يَا سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهًا عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ يَا اَبَا اِبْرَاهِيْمَ يَا مُوسَى بْنَ جَعْفَرٍ يَا ابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ عَلٰى خَلْقِهٖ يَا سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهًا عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ يَا اَبَا الْـحَسَنِ يَا عَلِيَّ بْنَ مُوْسٰى يَا ابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ عَلٰى خَلْقِهٖ يَا سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهًا عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ يَا اَبَا جَعْفَرٍ يَا مُـحَمَّدَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ يَا ابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ عَلٰى خَلْقِهٖ يَا سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهًا عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ يَا اَبَا الْـحَسَنِ يَا عَلِيَّ بْنَ مُـحَمَّدٍ يَا ابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ عَلٰى خَلْقِهٖ يَا سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهًا عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ يَا اَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ يَا حَسَنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ يَا ابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ عَلٰى خَلْقِهٖ يَا سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهًا عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ يَا وَصِيَّ الْـحَسَنِ وَ الْـخَلَفَ الصَّالِـحَ يَا ابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ عَلٰى خَلْقِهٖ يَا سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا اِنَّا تَوَجَّهْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ تَوَسَّلْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ اسْتَشْفَعْنَا بِكَ اِلَى اللهِ وَ قَدَّمْنَاكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَاتِنَا يَا وَجِيْهًا عِنْدَ اللهِ اشْفَعْ لَنَا عِنْدَ اللهِ اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اكْشِفْ عَنَّا كُلَّ هَمٍّ وَ فَرِّجْ عَنَّا كُلَّ غَمٍّ وَ اقْضِ لَنَا كُلَّ حَاجَةٍ مِنْ حَوَائِـجِ الدُّنْيَا وَ الْاٰخِرَةِ اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اَعِذْنَا مِنْ شَرِّ جَمِيْعِ مَا خَلَقْتَ اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اَلْبِسْنَا دِرْعَكَ الْـحَصِيْنَةَ وَ قِنَا شَرَّ جَمِيْعِ خَلْقِكَ اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ احْفَظْ غُرْبَتَنَا وَ اسْتُرْ عَوْرَتَنَا وَ آمِنْ رَوْعَتَنَا وَ اكْفِنَا مَنْ بَغٰى عَلَيْنَا وَ انْصُرْنَا عَلٰى مَنْ ظَلَمَنَا وَ اَعِذْنَا مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْمِ وَ مِنْ جَوْرِ السُّلْطَانِ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ ذِيْ شَرٍّ اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنَا فِيْ سِتْرِكَ وَ فِيْ حِفْظِكَ وَ فِيْ كَنَفِكَ وَ فِيْ حِرْزِكَ وَ فِيْ عِيَاذِكَ وَ فِيْ عِزِّكَ وَ فِيْ مَنْعِكَ عَزَّ جَارُكَ وَ جَلَّ ثَنَاؤُكَ وَ امْتَنَعَ عَآئِذُكَ وَ لَا اِلٰهَ غَيْرُكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى الْـحَيِّ الَّذِيْ لَا يَـمُوْتُ وَ الْـحَمْدُ لِلهِ الَّذِيْ لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَدًا وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهٗ شَرِيْكٌ فِيْ الْمُلْكِ وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهٗ وَلِيٌّ مِنَ الذُّلِّ وَ كَبِّرْهُ تَكْبِيْرًا وَ سُبْحَانَ اللهِ بُكْرَةً وَ اَصِيْلًا وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ وَ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِهٖ اَجْمَعِيْنَ اَللّٰهُمَّ كُفَّ عَنْ عَبْدِكَ الضَّعِيْفِ فُلَانِ بْنِ فُلَانٍ شَرَّ فُلَانِ بْنِ فُلَانٍ وَ ذُبَّ عَنْهُ كَيْدَهٗ وَ مَكْرَهٗ وَ غَآئِلَتَهٗ وَ بَطْشَهٗ وَ حِيْلَتَهٗ وَ غَمْزَهٗ وَ طُمَّهٗ بِالْعَذَابِ طَمًّا وَ قُمَّهٗ بِالْبَلَاءِ قَمًّا وَ اَبِـحْ حَرِيْـمَهٗ وَ ارْمِهٖ بِيَوْمٍ لَا مَعَادَ لَهٗ وَ بِسَاعَةٍ لَا مَرَدَّ لَهَا اِنَّكَ عَلٰى‏ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيْرٌ اَللّٰهُمَّ بِـحَقِّ الْاَئـِمَّةِ الْمَعْصُوْمِيْنَ وَ بِـحَقِّ حُرْمَتِهِمْ لَدَيْكَ وَ مَنْزِلَتِهِمْ عِنْدَكَ اَهْلِكْهُ هَلَاكًا عَاجِلًا غَيْرَ اٰجِلٍ وَ خُذْهُ اَخْذَ عَزِيْزٍ مُقْتَدِرٍ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ اَللّٰهُمَّ بِـحَقِّكَ الْعَظِيْمِ وَ بِـحَقِّ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ بِـحَقِّ اَنْبِيَآئِكَ وَ رُسُلِكَ وَ بِـحَقِّ هٰؤُلَآءِ الْاَئِـمَّةِ الْمَعْصُوْمِيْنَ وَ بِـحَقِّ عِبَادِكَ الصَّالِـحِيْنَ وَ بِـحَقِّ مَنْ نَادَاكَ وَ نَاجَاكَ وَ دَعَاكَ فِيْ الْبَرِّ وَ الْبَحْرِ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ عَـجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ وَ تَفَضَّلْ عَلٰى فُقَرَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ بِالْغِنٰى وَ الْبَرَكَةِ وَ عَلٰى مَرَضَي الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ بِالشِّفَاءِ وَ الْعَافِيَةِ وَ عَلٰى مَوْتَى الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ بِالْمَغْفِرَةِ وَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَ عَلٰى غُرَبَآءِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ بِالرَّدِّ اِلٰى اَوْطَانِهِمْ سَالِمِيْنَ غَانِـمِيْنَ وَ عَلٰى وَالِدَيْنَا وَ اَزْوَاجِنَا وَ ذُرِّيَّاتِنَا وَ اَهْلِ حُزَانَتِنَا بِالْعِتْقِ مِنَ النَّارِ وَ الْفَوْزِ بِالْـجَنَّةِ وَ اجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ اَمْرِنَا فَرَجًا وَ مَـخْرَجًا وَ ارْزُقْنَا رِزْقًا حَلَالًا طَيِّبًا مِنْ حَيْثُ نَـحْتَسِبُ وَ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا نَـحْتَسِبُ وَ اخْتِمْ لَنَا بِـخَيْرٍ وَ اَصْلِحْ لَنَا شَاْنَنَا وَ اَعِنَّا لِدِيْنِنَا وَ دُنْيَانَا وَ اقْضِ حَوَائِـجَنَا كُلَّهَا مِنْ اُمُوْرِ الدُّنْيَا وَ الْاٰخِرَةِ مِـمَّا لَكَ فِيْهِ رِضًى وَ لَنَا فِيْهِ صَلَاحٌ وَ اَغِثْنَا وَ اَدْرِكْنَا وَ ارْزُقْنَا حَـجَّ بَيْتِكَ الْـحَرَامِ وَ زِيَارَةَ النَّبِيِّ وَ الْاَئـِمَّةِ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَامُ فِيْ عَامِنَا هٰذَا وَ فِيْ كُلِّ عَامٍ وَ اجْعَلْنَا فِيْ طَاعَتِكَ مُـجِدِّيْنَ وَ فِيْ خِدْمَتِكَ رَاغِبِيْنَ وَ قِنَا بِفَضْلِ رَحْمَتِكَ عَذَابَ الْفَقْرِ وَ الْقَبْرِ وَ النَّارِ وَ سَكَرَاتِ الْمَوْتِ وَ اَهْوَالِ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ.

bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem. ash-hado an laa elaaha illal laaho wahdahu laa shareeka lahu khaalequl khalqe wa qaasemur rizqe wa faalequl isbaahe wa jaa-e’lul layle sakanan wash shamse wal qamare husbaanan zaaleka taqdeerul a’zeezil a’leeme laa elaaha illaa howal a’zeezul hakeemo wa ash-hado anna mohammadan a’bdohu wa rasoolohu wa waliyyohu wa nabiyyohu wa khaleelohu wa safiyyohu wa habeebohu wa khaalesatohu wa khaassatohu min khalqehi wa ameenohu a’laa wahyehi arsalahu bil-hodaa wa deenil haqqe le-yuzherahu a’lad deene kullehi wa law karehal mushrekoona baseeran wa nazeeran wa daa-e’yan elal laahe be-iznehi wa seraajan moneeran sallal laaho a’layhe wa a’laa ahle baytehil lazeena azhabal laaho a’nhomur rizsa wa tahharahum tatheeran yaa moqawweya kulle zaleelin wa mo-’izzal moameneena wa mozillal jabbaareena qa wa haqqeka balagha minnil majhoodo fa-farrij a’nnee yaa arhamar raahemeena yaa mofarrejul faraja yaa kareemul faraja yaa a’zeezul faraja yaa jabbaarul faraja yaa rahmaanul faraja yaa raheemul faraja yaa jaleelul faraja yaa jameelul faraja yaa kafeelul faraja yaa moneelul faraja yaa moqeelul faraja yaa mojeerul faraja yaa khabeerul faraja yaa moneerul faraja yaa moballeghul faraja yaa modeelul faraja yaa moheelul faraja yaa kabeerul faraja yaa qadeerul faraja yaa baseerul faraja yaa barrul faraja yaa tohrul faraja yaa taaherul faraja yaa qaaherul faraja yaa zaaherul faraja yaa baatenul faraja yaa saaterul faraja yaa moheetul faraja yaa muqtaderul faraja yaa hafeezul faraja yaa motajabberul faraja yaa qareebul faraja yaa wadoodul faraja yaa hameedul faraja yaa majeedul faraja yaa mubde-ul faraja yaa mo-e’edul faraja yaa shaheedul faraja yaa mohsenul faraja yaa mujmelul faraja yaa mun-e’mul faraja yaa mufzelul faraja yaa qaabezul faraja yaa baasetul faraja yaa hadeyul faraja yaa murselul faraja yaa daa-fe-u’l faraja yaa raa-fe-u’l faraja yaa baaqeyul faraja yaa waaqeyul faraja yaa khallaaqul faraja yaa wahhaabul faraja yaa tawwaabul faraja yaa fattaahul faraja yaa naffaahul faraja yaa murtaahul faraja yaa naffaa-u’l faraja yaa ra-ooful faraja yaa a’tooful faraja yaa kaafeyl faraja yaa shaa-feyul faraja yaa mo-a’afeyul faraja yaa mokaafeyul faraja yaa wafiyyul faraja yaa mohaymenul faraja yaa salaamul faraja yaa motakabberul faraja yaa moamenul faraja yaa ahadul faraja yaa samadul faraja yaa noorul faraja yaa modabberul faraja yaa fardul faraja yaa watrul faraja yaa naaserul faraja yaa moonesul faraja yaa baa-e’sul faraja yaa waaresul faraja yaa a’alemul faraja yaa haakemul faraja yaa baa-reul faraja yaa mota-a’aleyul faraja yaa mosawwerul faraja yaa mojeebul faraja yaa qaa-emul faraja yaa daa-emul faraja yaa a’leemul faraja yaa hakeemul faraja yaa jawaadul faraja yaa baarrul faraja yaa saarrul faraja yaa a’dlul faraja yaa faazelul faraja yaa dayyaanul faraja yaa hannaanul faraja yaa mannaanul faraja yaa samee-u’l fa’aja yaa khafiyyul faraja yaa mo-e’enul faraja yaa naasherul faraja yaa ghaaferul faraja yaa qadeemul faraja yaa mosahhelul faraja yaa moyasserul faraja yaa momeetul faraja yaa mohyeyul faraja yaa naafe-u’l faraja yaa raazequl faraja yaa mosabbebul faraja yaa mogheesul faraja yaa mughneyul faraja yaa moqneyul faraja yaa khaalequl faraja yaa raasedul faraja yaa haazerul faraja yaa jaaberul faraja yaa haafezul faraja yaa shadeedul faraja yaa gheyaasul faraja yaa a’a-ezul faraja yaa allaahul faraja yaa a’zeemul faraja yaa hayyul faraja yaa qayyoomul faraja yaa a’aleyul faraja yaa rabbul faraja yaa a-a’zamul faraja yaa a-a’zzul faraja yaa ajallul faraja yaa ghaniyyul faraja yaa akbarul faraja yaa azaliyyul faraja yaa awwalul faraja yaa aakherul faraja yaa haqqul faraja yaa mobeenul faraja yaa yaqeenul faraja yaa maalekul faraja yaa quddoosul faraja yaa motaqaddesul faraja yaa waahedul faraja yaa ahadul faraja yaa motawahhedul faraja yaa momiddul faraja yaa qahhaarul faraja yaa raahemul faraja yaa mofazzelul faraja yaa motarahhemul faraja yaa qaasemul faraja yaa mukremul faraja yaa mo-a’llemul faraja yaa mustafeyul faraja yaa mozakkeyul faraja yaa waafeyul faraja yaa kaasheful faraja yaa musarreful faraja yaa daa-e’yul faraja yaa marjuwwul faraja yaa motajaawezul faraja yaa faatehul faraja yaa maleekul faraja yaa moqadderul faraja yaa mo-alleful faraja yaa momahhedul faraja ya mo-ayyedul faraja yaa shaahedul faraja yaa saadequl faraja yaa mosaddequl faraja yaa mudrekul faraja yaa saabequl faraja yaa a’wnul faraja yaa lateeful faraja yaa raqeebul faraja yaa faaterul faraja yaa muqneyul faraja yaa mosakhkherul faraja yaa momajjedul faraja yaa ma’boodul faraja yaa mad-u’wwul faraja yaa marhoobul faraja yaa musta-a’anul faraja yaa multaje-ul faraja yaa kahful faraja yaa u’ddatul faraja yaa zal jalaale wal ikraame allaahumma behaqqe haazehil asmaa-il husnaa wal kalemaatil u’lyaa wa be-haqqe bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem qul howal laaho ahad allaahus samad lam yalid wa lam yoolad wa lam yakun lahu kofowan ahad ahlik a’duwwa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin allaahumma in kaana folaanun a’duwwal laahe wa a’duwwa rasoolil laahe sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi wa ahle baytehi wa zurriyatehi wa shee-a’tehi jahada haqqan wad da-a’a baatelan fa-anzil a’layhe husbaanan menas samaaa-e wa a’zaaban a’ajelan aameen aameen aameen rabbal a’alameen wa amaanal khaa-efeena adriknaa fee haazehil haajate wa aghisnaa yaa elaahi behaqqe malaa-ekatekal moqarrabeena wa anbeyaa-ekal mursaleenal motahhareena wa wa be-shafaa-a’te nabiyyeka mohammadin sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi allaahumma innee atawajjaho elayka be-nabiyyeka mohammadin sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi yaa abal qaaseme yaa rasoolal laahe yaa emaamar rahmate innaa tawajjahnaa beka elal laahe wa tawassalnaa beka elal laahe was tashfa’naa beka elal laahe wa qaddamnaaka bayna yaday haajaatenaa yaa wajeehan i’ndal laahish fa’ lanaa i’ndal laahe yaa abal hasane yaa a’liy yabna abee taalebin yaa ameeral moameneena yaa hujjatal laahe a’laa khalqehi yaa sayyedanaa wa mawlaanaa innaa tawajjahnaa beka elal laahe wa tawassalnaa beka elal laahe was tashfa’naa beka elal laahe wa qaddamnaaka bayna yaday haajaatenaa yaa wajeehan i’ndal laahish fa’ lanaa i’ndal laah yaa faatematuz zahraaa-o yaa binta rasoolil laahe yaa sayyedatanaa wa mawlaatanaa innaa tawajjahnaa beke elal laahe wa tawassalnaa beke elal laahe was tash-fa’naa beke elal laahe wa qaddamnaake bayna yaday haajaatenaa yaa wajeehatan i’ndal laahish fa-e’e lanaa i’ndal laahe yaa abaa mohammadin yaa hasan abna a’liyyin yab na rasoolil laahe yaa hujjatal laahe a’laa khalqehi yaa sayyedanaa wa mawlaanaa innaa tawajjahnaa beka elal laahe wa tawassalnaa beka elal laahe was tashfa’naa beka elal laahe wa qaddamnaaka bayna yaday haajaatenaa yaa wajeehan i’ndal laahish fa’ lanaa i’ndal laah yaa abaa a’bdil laahe yaa husain abna a’liyyin YAB NA RASOOLIL LAAHE YAA HUJJATAL LAAHE A’LAA KHALQEHI YAA SAYYEDANAA WA MAWLAANAA INNAA TAWAJJAHNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA TAWASSALNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WAS TASHFA’NAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA QADDAMNAAKA BAYNA YADAY HAAJAATENAA YAA WAJEEHAN I’NDAL LAAHISH FA’ LANAA I’NDAL LAAH yaa abal hasane yaa a’liyy abnal husaine YAB NA RASOOLIL LAAHE YAA HUJJATAL LAAHE A’LAA KHALQEHI YAA SAYYEDANAA WA MAWLAANAA INNAA TAWAJJAHNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA TAWASSALNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WAS TASHFA’NAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA QADDAMNAAKA BAYNA YADAY HAAJAATENAA YAA WAJEEHAN I’NDAL LAAHISH FA’ LANAA I’NDAL LAAH yaa abaa ja’afarin yaa mohammad abna a’liyyin YAB NA RASOOLIL LAAHE YAA HUJJATAL LAAHE A’LAA KHALQEHI YAA SAYYEDANAA WA MAWLAANAA INNAA TAWAJJAHNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA TAWASSALNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WAS TASHFA’NAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA QADDAMNAAKA BAYNA YADAY HAAJAATENAA YAA WAJEEHAN I’NDAL LAAHISH FA’ LANAA I’NDAL LAAH yaa abaa a’bdil laah yaa ja’far abna mohammadin YAB NA RASOOLIL LAAHE YAA HUJJATAL LAAHE A’LAA KHALQEHI YAA SAYYEDANAA WA MAWLAANAA INNAA TAWAJJAHNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA TAWASSALNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WAS TASHFA’NAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA QADDAMNAAKA BAYNA YADAY HAAJAATENAA YAA WAJEEHAN I’NDAL LAAHISH FA’ LANAA I’NDAL LAAH yaa abaa ibraaheema yaa moosabna ja’farin YAB NA RASOOLIL LAAHE YAA HUJJATAL LAAHE A’LAA KHALQEHI YAA SAYYEDANAA WA MAWLAANAA INNAA TAWAJJAHNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA TAWASSALNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WAS TASHFA’NAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA QADDAMNAAKA BAYNA YADAY HAAJAATENAA YAA WAJEEHAN I’NDAL LAAHISH FA’ LANAA I’NDAL LAAH yaa abal hasane yaa a’liyy abna moosaa YAB NA RASOOLIL LAAHE YAA HUJJATAL LAAHE A’LAA KHALQEHI YAA SAYYEDANAA WA MAWLAANAA INNAA TAWAJJAHNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA TAWASSALNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WAS TASHFA’NAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA QADDAMNAAKA BAYNA YADAY HAAJAATENAA YAA WAJEEHAN I’NDAL LAAHISH FA’ LANAA I’NDAL LAAH yaa abaa ja’farin ya mohammad abna a’liyy YAB NA RASOOLIL LAAHE YAA HUJJATAL LAAHE A’LAA KHALQEHI YAA SAYYEDANAA WA MAWLAANAA INNAA TAWAJJAHNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA TAWASSALNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WAS TASHFA’NAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA QADDAMNAAKA BAYNA YADAY HAAJAATENAA YAA WAJEEHAN I’NDAL LAAHISH FA’ LANAA I’NDAL LAAH yaa abal hasane yaa a’liyy abna mohammadin YAB NA RASOOLIL LAAHE YAA HUJJATAL LAAHE A’LAA KHALQEHI YAA SAYYEDANAA WA MAWLAANAA INNAA TAWAJJAHNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA TAWASSALNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WAS TASHFA’NAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA QADDAMNAAKA BAYNA YADAY HAAJAATENAA YAA WAJEEHAN I’NDAL LAAHISH FA’ LANAA I’NDAL LAAH yaa abaa mohammadin yaa hasan abna a’liyyin YAB NA RASOOLIL LAAHE YAA HUJJATAL LAAHE A’LAA KHALQEHI YAA SAYYEDANAA WA MAWLAANAA INNAA TAWAJJAHNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA TAWASSALNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WAS TASHFA’NAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA QADDAMNAAKA BAYNA YADAY HAAJAATENAA YAA WAJEEHAN I’NDAL LAAHISH FA’ LANAA I’NDAL LAAH yaa wasiyyal hasane wal khalafas saalehe YAB NA RASOOLIL LAAHE YAA HUJJATAL LAAHE A’LAA KHALQEHI YAA SAYYEDANAA WA MAWLAANAA INNAA TAWAJJAHNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA TAWASSALNAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WAS TASHFA’NAA BEKA ELAL LAAHE WA QADDAMNAAKA BAYNA YADAY HAAJAATENAA YAA WAJEEHAN I’NDAL LAAHISH FA’ LANAA I’NDAL LAAH allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wak shif a’nna kulla hammin wa farrij a’nnaa kulla ghammin waq ze lanaa kulla haajatin min hawaa-ejid dunyaa wal aakherate allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wa a-i’znaa min sharre jamee-e’ maa khalaqta allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wa albisnaa dir-a’kal haseenata wa qenaa sharra jamee-e’ khalqeka allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wah faz ghurbatanaa wak fenaa man baghaa a’laynaa wan surnaa a’laa man zalamanaa wa a-i’znaa menash shaytaanir rajeem wa min jawris sultaane wa min sharre kulle zee sharrin allaahummaj a’lnaa fee sitreka wa fee hifzeka wa fee kanafeka wa fee hirzeka wa fee e’yaazeka wa fee i’zzzeka wa fee man-e’ka a’zza jaaroka wa jalla sanaa-oka wam tana-a’ a’aa-ezoka we laa elaaha ghayroka tawakkalto a’lal hayyil lazee laa yamooto wal hamdo lillaahil lazee lam yattakhiz waladan wa lam yakun lahu shareekun fil mulke wa lam yakun lahu waliyyun menaz zulle wa kabbirho takbeeraa wa subhaanal laahe bukratan wa aseelan wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahil a’liyyil a’zeeme wa sallal laaho a’laa mohammadin wa aalehi ajma-e’ena allaahumma kuffa a’n a’bdekaz za-e’efe folaan ibne folaanin sharra folaan ibne folaanin wa zubba a’nho kaydahu wa makrahu wa ghaa-elatahu wa bat-shahu wa heelatahu wa ghamzahu wa tummahu bil-a’zaabe tamman wa qummahu bil-balaa-e qumman wa abeh hareemahu war mehi be-yawmin laa ma-a’ada lahu wa be-saa-a’tin laa maradda lahaa innaka a’laa kulle shay-in qadeer allaahumma be-haqqil a-immatil ma’soomeena wa be-haqqe hurmatehim ladayka wa manzelatehim i’ndaka ahlikho halaakan a’ajelan ghayra aajelin wa khuzho akhza a’zeezin muqtaderin be-rahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeen allaahumma behaqqekal a’zeeme wa be-haqqe mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wa be-haqqe ambiyaa-eka wa rosoleka wa be-haqqe haa-oolaaa-il a-immatil ma’soomeena wa be-haqqe e’baadekas saaleheena wa be-haqqe man naadaaka wa naajaaka wa da-a’aka fil barre wal bahre salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wa a’jjil farajahum wa tafazzal a’laa foqaraa-il moameneena wal moamenaate bil-ghenaa wal barakate wa a’laa marzal moameneena wal moamenaate bish-shefaa-e wal a’afeyate wa a’laa mawtal moameneena wal moamenaate bil-maghferate war rahmate wa a’laa ghorabaa-il moameneena wal moamenaate bir-radde elaa awtaanehim saalemeena ghaanemeena wa a’laa waaledaynaa wa azwaajenaa wa zurriyyaatenaa wa ahle hozaanatenaa bil-i’tqe menan naare wal fawze bil-jannate waj a’l lanaa min amrenaa farajan wa makhrajan war zuqnaa rizqan halaalan tayyeban min hayso nahtasebo wa min hayso laa nahtasebo wakh tib lanaa be-khayrin wa asleh lanaa shaa-nanaa wa a-i’nnaa ledeenenaa wa dunyaanaa waqze hawaa-ejanaa kullahaa min omoorid dunyaa wal aakherate mimmaa laka feehe rezan wa lanaa feehe salaahun wa aghisnaa wa adriknaa war zuqnaa hajja baytekal haraame wa zeyaaratan nabiyye wal aimmate a’layhemus salaamo fee a’amenaa haazaa wa fee kulle a’amin waj a’lnaa fee taa-a’teka mojiddeena wa fee khidmateka raaghebeena wa qenaa be-fazle rahmateka a’zaabal faqre wal qabre wan naare wa sakaraatil mawte wa ahwaale yawmil qeyaamate yaa arhamar raahemeen.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

I testify that there is no god but Allah the one and only who has no companion, Creator of the creatures, Distributor of sustenance, Cleaver of the daybreak, Appointer of the night for stillness, and the sun and the moon for reckoning, this is the arrangement of the Mighty, Knowing Lord. There is no god save Him; the Almighty, the All-wise. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger, and His intimate, and His Prophet, and His intimate friend, and His elite, and His beloved, and His selected from His creature, and His trustworthy upon His revelation, He sent him with right guidance and with the Religion of truth that He may cause it to prevail over all religions however much the idol-worshippers may be averse. Conveyor of good tidiness and warner, and as one inviting to Allah by His permission, and as a light-giving torch. Blessings of Allah be upon him and his household from whom Allah removed filth and He purified them with thorough purification. O Granter of strength to all humble ones! And O grantor of dignity to the believers and O humiliator of the oppressors. Indeed by Your right I have reached my efforts, so remove it from me O Most Merciful of all! O Reliever! Relief! O All-generous! Relief! O All-Mighty! Relief! O Supreme! Relief! O Beneficent! Relief! O Merciful! Relief! O Majestic! Relief! O All-munificent! Relief! O Surety! Relief! O Bestower! Relief! O Rescuer! Relief! O Protector! Relief! O All-aware! Relief! O All-luminous! Relief! O Conveyor! Relief! O Grantor of victory! Relief! O Assuring! Relief! O All-big! Relief! O All-big! Relief! O All-powerful! Relief! O All-seer! Relief! O All-benign! Relief! O Source of purity! Relief! O All-pure! Relief! O Omnipotent! Relief! O Evident! Relief! O Immanent! Relief! O Concealer! Relief! O All-encompassing! Relief! O All-prevailing! Relief! O All-guarding! Relief! O Invincible! Relief! O Nigh! Relief! O Loving! Relief! O All-praised! Relief! O full of all glory! Relief! O Originator! Relief! O Reproducer! Relief! O Witness! Relief! O All-liberal! Relief! O All-bountiful! Relief! O Source of all bounties! Relief! O Doer of favors! Relief! O Straitening! Relief! O Enlarger! Relief! O Guide! Relief! O Sender! Relief! O Repealer! Relief! O Raiser! Relief! O Eternal! Relief! O Guardian! Relief! O Creator! Relief! O Endower! Relief! O Accepter of repentance! Relief! O Decider! Relief! O Donator! Relief! O Source of rest! Relief! O Source of profit! Relief! O All-kind! Relief! O All-sympathetic! Relief! O Securer! Relief! O Healer! Relief! O Curer! Relief! O Awarder! Relief! O Faithful! Relief! O Dominant! Relief! O Giver of peace! Relief! O Superb! Relief! O Grantor of security! Relief! O Only One! Relief! O Besought of all! Relief! O Light! Relief! O Manager (of all affairs)! Relief! O Single! Relief! O Lone! Relief! O Giver of victory! Relief! O Source of entertainment! Relief! O Resurrector! Relief! O Inheritor (of all things)! Relief! O All-knowing! Relief! O Judge! Relief! O Maker! Relief! O Exalted! Relief! O Maker of visions! Relief! O All-responding! Relief! O Subsistent! Relief! O Everlasting! Relief! O Knowing! Relief! O Wise! Relief! O All-magnanimous! Relief! O Caring! Relief! O Source of pleasure! Relief! O Fair! Relief! O Distinguisher (between the right and the wrong)! Relief! O Master! Relief! O All-munificent! Relief! O Favorer! Relief! O All-hearer! Relief! O Concealed! Relief! O Helper! Relief! O Extender (of mercy)! Relief! O Forgiver! Relief! O Eternal! Relief! O Alleviator! Relief! O Reliever! Relief! O He Who causes to die! Relief! O Grantor of life! Relief! O Grantor of benefits! Relief! O Provider of sustenance! Relief! O Creator of causes! Relief! O Aide! Relief! O Grantor of wealth! Relief! O Giver to hold! Relief! O Creator! Relief! O Onlooker! Relief! O Present! Relief! O Mender! Relief! O Safeguarding! Relief! O Firm (in punishment)! Relief! O Aid! Relief! O Donor! Relief! O Allah! Relief! O All-Great! Relief! O Ever-living! Relief! O Self-subsistent! Relief! O Lofty! Relief! O Lord! Relief! O Grandest! Relief! O Mightiest! Relief! O Most Magnificent! Relief! O Self-Sufficient! Relief! O Greatest! Relief! O Eternal! Relief! O First! Relief! O Last! Relief! O Right! Relief! O Distinct! Relief! O Certain! Relief! O Owner! Relief! O All-holy! Relief! O Self-Hallowed! Relief! O One! Relief! O Absolute! Relief! O One and Only! Relief! O Extender! Relief! O Subduer! Relief! O Merciful! Relief! O Favorer! Relief! O Ever-merciful! Relief! O Eradicator! Relief! O Honorer! Relief! O Instructor! Relief! O He Who selects! Relief! O Cleanser! Relief! O All-fulfilling! Relief! O Dispeller! Relief! O Transformer! Relief! O Inviter! Relief! O Object of hope! Relief! O Pardoner! Relief! O Introducer! Relief! O All-omnipotent! Relief! O All-sovereign! Relief! O Collector! Relief! O Preparer! Relief! O Supporter! Relief! O Witness! Relief! O Truthful! Relief! O Most believed! Relief! O Comprehender! Relief! O Foremost! Relief! O Succorer! Relief! O Subtle! Relief! O Preserver! Relief! O Creator out of nothing! Relief! O Impoverisher! Relief! O Subjector! Relief! O Glorious! Relief! O All-worshipped! Relief! O Object of supplication! Relief! O Feared! Relief! O Recourse! Relief! O Shelterer! Relief! O Refuge! Relief! O Resource! Relief! O Lord of Majesty and Honor! O Allah! By the right of these Excellent Names and the Most Elevated Words and by the right of ‘In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Say: He, Allah, is One. Allah is He on Whom all depend. He begets not, nor is He begotten. And none is like Him’0 destroy the enemies of Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad. O Allah! If so-and-so was enemy of Allah, and enemy of Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah be upon him and his family and his offspring, and his followers, denied the rights, and claimed falsehood, then descend upon them thunderbold from the sky and quick punishment, so be it, so be it, so be it, Lord of the Worlds, and Sanctuary of the fearful, make us attain this need and come to our help O my Lord, by the right of Your proximate angels, and Your sent prophets, the pure, and intercession of Your prophet Muhammad, peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny. O Allah! I turn to You in the name of Your Prophet, Muhammad, blessings of Allah be upon him and his progeny, O Abal Qasim! O Allah’s Messenger! O guide of mercy! We turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O Abul Hasan! O Commander of the Faithful! O Ali, son of Abu Talib! O decisive argument of Allah over mankind! O our chief! O our master! We turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O Fatemah Zahra! O daughter of Messenger of Allah! O our chief! O our master! We turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O Abu Muhammad! O Hasan, son of Ali! O son of the Messenger of Allah! O decisive argument of Allah over mankind! O our chief! O our master! We turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O Aba Abdillah! O Husain! Son of Ali! O son of the Messenger of Allah! O decisive argument of Allah over mankind! O our chief! O our master! We turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O Abul Hasan! O Ali, son of al-Husain! O son of the Messenger of Allah! O decisive argument of Allah over mankind! O our chief, O our master, we turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O Abu Ja’far! O Muhammad! Son of Ali, O son of the Messenger of Allah! O decisive argument of Allah over mankind! O our chief, O our master, we turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O Aba Abdillah! O Ja’far! Son of Muhammad, O son of the Messenger of Allah! O decisive argument of Allah over mankind! O our chief, O our master, we turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O Abu Ibrahim! O Moosa! Son of Ja’far, O son of the Messenger of Allah! O decisive argument of Allah over mankind! O our chief, O our master, we turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O Abul Hasan! O Ali! Son of Moosa, O son of the Messenger of Allah! O decisive argument of Allah over mankind! O our chief, O our master, we turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O Abu Ja’far! O Muhammad! Son of Ali, O son of the Messenger of Allah! O decisive argument of Allah over mankind! O our chief, O our master, we turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O Abul Hasan! O Ali! Son of Muhammad, O son of the Messenger of Allah! O decisive argument of Allah over mankind! O our chief, O our master, we turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O Abu Muhammad! O Hasan! son of Ali, O son of the Messenger of Allah! O decisive argument of Allah over mankind! O our chief, O our master, we turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O inheritor of al-Hasan! O Righteous Successor! O son of the Messenger of Allah! O decisive argument of Allah over mankind! O our chief, O our master, we turn towards Allah through you, and we seek advocacy of Allah through you, and we seek intercession of Allah through you, and we put before you our open needs; O intimate of Allah! Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, and remove us from all distress, and relieve us from all grief, and decree for us all need from the needs of the world and the hereafter. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad. And protect us from all evils what You created. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad and clothe us with Your invincible shield and save us from all the evil of Your creature. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad and maintain us in our exile, and conceal our faults, and secure our apprehensions, and spare us from those who have done injustice to us, and assist us from those who have oppressed us, and give us refuge from the accursed Satan, and from the tyranny of the king, and against the evil of all evil things. O Allah! Include us in Your cover, and in Your protection, and in Your shield, and in Your shelter, and in Your security, and in Your might, and in Your armour, strong is he who is in Your vicinity, glorious is Your praise, I take shelter in Your fortification, and there is no god except You, I put my trust in the Ever-living (Lord) Who never dies. All praise be to Allah Who has not taken to Himself a son, nor has He had any partner in sovereignty, nor does He need any to protect Him from humiliation. And magnify Him with all magnificence. All glory be to Allah in morning and evening, and there is no might nor power except with Allah, the Most High, the Mighty, and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and all of his progeny. O Allah! Prevent from Your weak servant, so-and-so son of so-and-so evil of so-and-so son of so-and-so, and keep away from him his trick, and his deception, and his disaster, and his obstinacy, and his ploy, and his ogle, and bring him to book and let him have the taste of a hard punishment; and fester him with definite and exemplary retribution, and expose his sanctity, and involve him daily that he cannot escape, and hourly that he cannot escape, verily You are powerful over everything. O Allah! By the right of infallible imams and by the right of their sanctity with You, and their position in front of You, destroy him a quick destruction without delay, then overtake him after the manner of a Mighty, Powerful One, by Your mercy, O Most Merciful. O Allah! By Your greatest right, and by the right of Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, and in the name of Your Prophets and Messengers, and in the name of these infallible Imams, and by the right of the righteous servants, and in the name of the one who calls You, and besought You, and who have prayed to You in lands and seas, send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, hasten their relief, bestow upon the poor among the believing men and women with wealth and blessing, upon the ailed believing men and women with healing and wellness, upon the dead believing men and women with forgiveness and mercy, and upon the emigrant believing men and women with returning them home peacefully and successfully, and upon our parent, and our family, and our progeny, and our comrades with release from the Fire, and for winning Paradise, and make all our affairs reach at relief, and exit, and provide me with lawfully gotten, delightful sustenance, from whence we expect and from whence we do not expect, and seal our life with decency, and set aright our affairs, and help us in our religion and in our world, and fullfil our needs all of them from the affairs of the world and the hereafter, in which You are pleased and for us goodness in it, and help us and succor us, and confer upon us with the grace of pilgrimage to Your Holy House, and visiting the tomb of the Prophet and the Imams, peace upon them all, in this year and every year, and make us diligent in Your obedience, and desiring for Your service, and protect us with the favour of Your Mercy from the punishment of poverty and the grave, and the fire and agonies of death, and the horrors of the Day of Judgment, O the most Merciful of the mercifuls.0

Then perform the prostration of gratitude and remain in the same condition, beseech Almighty Allah and request Him to fulfil your legitimate wants.

(3) Supplication of Imam Reza (a.s.) After Eight Rak’ats of Salaat al-Layl

This supplication is recommended by Imam Reza (a.s.) to be recited after performing the eight units of night prayer (Salaat al-Layl):

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيْ اَسْاَلُكَ بِـحُرْمَةِ مَنْ عَاذَ بِكَ مِنْكَ وَ لَـجَاَ اِلٰى عِزِّكَ وَ اسْتَظَلَّ بِفَيْئِكَ وَ اعْتَصَمَ بِـحَبْلِكَ وَ لَمْ يَثِقْ اِلَّا بِكَ يَا جَزِيْلَ الْعَطَايَا يَا مُطْلِقَ الْاُسَارَى يَا مَنْ سَمّٰى نَفْسَهٗ مِنْ جُوْدِهٖ وَهَّابًا اَدْعُوْكَ رَغَبًا وَ رَهَبًا وَ خَوْفًا وَ طَمَعًا وَ اِلْـحَاحًا وَ اِلْـحَافًا وَ تَضَرُّعًا وَ تَـمَلُّقًا وَ قَائِـمًا وَ قَاعِدًا وَ رَاكِعًا وَ سَاجِدًا وَ رَاكِبًا وَ مَاشِيًا وَ ذَاهِبًا وَ جَآئِيًا وَ فِيْ كُلِّ حَالَاتِيْ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تَفْعَلَ بِيْ كَذَا وَ كَذَا.

allaahumma innee as-aloka be-hurmate man a’aza beka minka wa laja-a elaa i’zzeka was ta-zalla be-fay-eka wa’ tasama be-hableka wa lam yasiq illaa beka yaa jazeelal a’taayaa yaa mutleqal osaaraa yaa man sammaa nafsahu min joodehi wahhaaban ad-o’oka raghaban wa rahaban wa khawfan wa tama-a’n wa ilhaahan wa ilhaafan wa tazarro-a’n wa tamalloqan wa qaa-eman wa qaa-e’dan wa raa-ke-a’n wa saajedan wa raakeban wa maasheyan wa zaaheban wa jaaa-eyan wa fee kulle haalaatee wa as-aloka an tosalleya a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wa an taf-a’la bee kazaa wa kazaa.

O Allah! I ask You by the honour of that person who has sought refuge in You and the refuge of Your Honour rested in the shade of Your Majesty and was familiar with Your ways and had no hopes from anyone else. O the giver of great rewards. O the one to free the indigents, O the one who has praised Himself with generosity and has named himself ‘Wahhaab’ (the bestower) and that I call on You, in fear and anxiety in greed and success, in helplessness and freedom, in gains and loses, standing and sitting, in bowing and prostrating, in walking and mounting, coming and going, so much so that in all conditions I ask You to send Your mercy and blessings on Muhammad and his progeny and do for me so and so...0

(4) Supplication After the Salaat at ‘Maqaam-e-Jibraeel (a.s.)’

This supplication is attributed to Imam Reza (a.s.) which is to be recited after performing two unit of salaat at ‘Maqaam-e-Jibraeel (a.s.)’:

يَا جَوَادُ يَا كَرِيْمُ يَا قَرِيْبُ غَيْرُ بَعِيْدٍ اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَنَّكَ اَنْتَ اللهُ لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِكَ شَيْ‏ءٌ اَنْ تَعْصِمَنِيْ مِنَ الْمَهَالِكِ وَ اَنْ تُسَلِّمَنِيْ مِنْ اٰفَاتِ الدُّنْيَا وَ الْاٰخِرَةِ وَ وَعْثَآءِ السَّفَرِ وَ سُوْءِ الْمُنْقَلَبِ وَ اَنْ تَرُدَّنِيْ سَالِمًا اِلٰى وَطَنِيْ بَعْدَ حَـجٍّ مَقْبُوْلٍ وَ سَعْيٍ مَشْكُوْرٍ وَ عَمَلٍ مُتَقَبَّلٍ وَ لَا تَـجْعَلْهُ اٰخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنِّيْ مِنْ حَرَمِكَ وَ حَرَمِ نَبِيِّكَ صَلَّی اللہُ عَلَیْہِ وَ اٰلِہٖ.‏

yaa jawaado yaa kareemo yaa qareebo ghayro ba-e’edin as-aloka be-annaka antal laaho laysa kamisleka shay-un an ta’semanee menal mahaaleke wa an tosallemanee min aafaatid dunya wal aakherate wa wa’saaa-is safare wa soo-il munqalabe wa an taruddanee saaleman elaa watanee ba’da hajjin maqboolin wa sa’yin maskoorin wa a’malin motaqabbalin wa laa taj-a’lho aakheral a’hde minnee min harameka wa harame nabiyyeka sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi.

O All-magnanimous! O All-generous! O He Who is always nigh and is never remote! I beseech You in the name of Your being Allah; nothing is like unto You, that You save me from disasters, and that You keep me protected from the calamities of the world and the hereafter, and inconvenience of the journey, and the terrible return, and take me back safely to my homeland after accepted Hajj, and praiseworthy efforts, and accepted actions, and do not decide this visit to be the last of my visit to Your Holy Precinct and the Holy Precinct of Your Prophet, blessings of Allah be upon him and his progeny.0

As we perform ziyaarat for ourself, it can also be performed on behalf of others or a particular person or that the ziyaarat can be performed on behalf of anybody.

We have mentioned the method of performing salaat after ziyaarat for these ziyaaraat in the chapter of salaat. We are mentioning here the supplications to be recited after these salaat.

(5) Supplication After Salaat of Ziyaarat Performed on Behalf of Someone

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيْ زُرْتُ هٰذِهِ الزِّيَارَةِ وَ صَلَّيْتُ هَاتَيْنِ الرَّكْعَتَيْنِ وَ جَعَلْتُ ثَوَابَہُمَا لِجَمِیْعِ اِخْوَانِیَ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ وَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَ لِجَمِیْعِ مَنْ اَوْصَانِیْ بِالزِّیَارَۃِ وَ الدُّعَآءِ لَہٗ اَللّٰہُمَّ تَقَبَّلْ ذٰلِكَ مِنِّیْ وَ مِنْہُمْ بِرَحْمَتِكَ یَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِیْنَ.‏

allaahumma innee zurto haazehiz zeyaarate wa sallayto haataynir rak-a’tayne wa ja-a’lto sawaabahomaa le-jamee-e’ ikhwaaneyal moameneena wal moamenaate wa le-jamee-e’ man awsaanee biz-zeyaarate wad do-a’aa-e lahu allaahumma taqabbal zaaleka minnee wa minhum be-rahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeen.

O Allah! I have visited this visitation and I have offered these two units of prayer, and I am considering reward of both (these rak’ats) for all my brethren-in-faith and believing women and for all those who had requested me for visitation and supplication for them. O Allah! Accept that from me and from them by Your Mercy, O the most Merciful of the mercifuls.0

(6) Supplication After Salaat of Ziyaarat Performed by an Appointed Person

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَكَ صَلَّيْتُ وَ لَكَ رَكَعْتُ وَ لَكَ سَجَدْتُ لِاَنَّہٗ لَا یَنْبَغِیْ الصَّلَاۃَ وَ الرُّكُوْعَ وَ السُّجُوْدَ اِلَّا لَكَ. اَللّٰہُمَّ وَ قَدْ جَعَلْتَ ثَوَابَ سَلَامِیْ وَ زِیَارَتِیْ وَ صَلَاتِیْ ہَاتَیْنِ الرَّكْعَتَیْنِ ہَدِیَّۃً مِنِّیْ اِلٰی فُلَانِ بْنِ فُلَانٍ فَتَقَبَّلْ ذٰلِكَ مِنِّیْ وَ مِنْہُ وَ اجُرْنِیْ عَلَیْہِ اِنَّكَ عَلٰی كُلِّ شَیْءٍ قَدِیْرٌ.

allaahumma laka sallayto wa laka raka’to wa laka sajadto le-annahu laa yanbaghis salaata war rokoo-a’ was sojooda illaa lak. allaahumma wa qad ja-a’lta sawaaba salaamee wa zeyaaratee wa salaatee haataynir rak-a’tayane hadiyyatan minnee elaa folaan ibne folaanin fa-taqabbal zaaleka minnee wa minho waa jurnee a’layhe innaka a’laa kulle shay-in qadeer.

O Allah! I have offered these prayer for You, and this genuflection for You, and prostrated for You, because the prayer, and the genuflection, and the prostration should not be appropriate except for You. O Allah! And certainly You have kept the reward for my salutation and my visitation and my prayer, two units, gift from me to so-and-so, then accept it from me and from him, and reward me for it, surely You are powerful upon every thing.0

(7) Supplication After Salaat of Ziyaarat During a Journey on Deputation

اَللّٰهُمَّ مَا اَصَابَنِیْ مِنْ تَعَبٍ اَوْ نَصَبٍ اَوْ سَغَبٍ اَوْ لَغُوْبٍ فَاْجُرْ فُلَانَ بْنَ فُلَانٍ عَلَیْہِ وَ اْجُرْنِیْ فِیْ نِیَابَتِیْ عَنْہُ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا مَوْلَایَ عَنْ فُلَانِ بْنِ فُلَانٍ اَتَیْتُكَ زَآئِرًا عَنْہُ فَاشْفَعْ لَہٗ وَ لِیْ عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ.

allaahumma maa asaabanee min ta-a’bin aw nasabin aw saghabin aw laghoobin faajur folaan abna folaanin a’layhe waa jurnee fee neyaabatee a’nho assalaamo a’layka yaa mawlaaya a’n folaan ibne folaanin ataytoka zaaaeran a’nho fash-fa’ lahu wa lee i’nda rabbeka.

O Allah! Whatever fatigue, or discomfort, or starvation, or exhaustion I have been afflicted (in this journey), then reward so-and-so son of so-and-so for it, and recompense me on his behalf. Peace be on you, O my master from so-and-so son of so-and-so I have come to you as a visitor on his behalf, intercede him and me near Your Lord.

Then pray for that person and for other believing persons and repeat the same action while returning.0

(8) Supplication After Salaat of Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) on 25th Zilqad from Far

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّ ہَاتَیْنِ الرَّكْعَتَیْنِ ہَدِیَّۃٌ مِنِّیْ اِلٰی رُوْحِ سَیِّدِیْ وَ اِمَامِیْ عَبْدِكَ وَ وَلِیِّكَ اَبِیْ الْحَسَنِ عَلِیِّ بْنِ مُوْسَی الرِّضَا صَلَوَاتُكَ وَ تَسْلِیْمَاتُكَ عَلٰی رُوْحِہٖ وَ جَسَدِہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ فَبَلِّغْہُمَا مِنِّیْ اِلٰی رُوْحِہٖ وَ ارْدُدْ عَلَیَّ مِنْ رُوْحِہِ التَّحِیَّۃَ وَ السَّلَامَ. اَللّٰہُمَّ وَاجْزِنِیْ عَلٰی ذٰلِكَ اَفْضَلَ الْجَزَآءِ مِنْكَ وَ فِیْ رَسُوْلِكَ وَ فِیْ وُلْدِ رَسُوْلِكَ وَ فِیْ وَلِیِّكَ وَ فِیْ وُلْدِ وَلِیِّكَ یَا وَلِیَّ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ.

allaahumma inna haataynir rak-a’tayne hadiyyatun minnee elaa roohe sayyedee wa emaamee a’bdeka wa waliyyeka abil hasane a’liyy ibne moosar rezaa salawaatoka wa tasleemaatoka a’laa roohehi wa jasadehi allaahumma fa-ballighomaa minnee elaa roohehi war dud a’layya min roohehit tahiyyata was salaam. allaahumma waj zenee a’laa zaaleka afzalal ja-zaaa-e minka wa fee rasooleka wa fee wulde rasooleka wa fee waliyyeka wa fee wulde waliyyeka yaa waliyyal moameneen.

O Allah! These two units of prayer are present from me to the soul of my master and my Imam, Your servant and Your vicegerent, Abu al-Hasan Ali Ibn Moosa al-Reza, Your blessings and Your peace be upon his soul and his body. O Allah! Convey to the soul of both of them two from me and and convey to me from his soul greetings and salutations. O Allah! And reward me for it with the best of the reward from You, and from Your Prophet, and from the sons of Your Prophet, and from Your vicegerent, and from the sons of Your vicegerent, O the authority of the believers!0

Chapter 8

Eight Supplications Recited in Prostration

In this chapter eight supplications to be recited in prostration as narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.) would be discussed:

(1) Supplication of ‘Seeking Goodness’ in Prostration

Shaikh Sadooq (a.r.), in his book ‘Oyoon-o-Akhbaar-e-Reza (a.s.)’, who on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) who on the authority of Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said:

Go into prostration after every obligatory salaat and recite one hundred times:

اَللّٰہُمَّ خِرْ لِیْ.

allaahumma khir lee.

O Allah! Choose me (for goodness).

Then seek nearness with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and his pure progeny (a.s.) and send salutation on them and seek for their intercession and then wait to see what is revealed by the Almighty Allah and do accordingly as it would be a blessing of the Sublime Lord.0

(2) Supplication Recited in Prostaton After Salaat al-Zohr

It is narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.)

Put you forehead on the earth and recite this supplication:

يَا اَهْلَ التَّقْوٰى وَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ اَنْتَ مَوْلَايَ وَ سَيِّدِيْ فَارْزُقْنِيْ اَنْتَ خَيْرٌ لِيْ مِنْ اَبِيْ وَ اُمِّيْ وَ مِنَ النَّاسِ اَجْمَعِيْنَ بِيْ اِلَيْكَ فَقْرٌ وَ فَاقَةٌ وَ اَنْتَ غَنِيٌّ عَنِّيْ اَسْاَلُكَ بِوَجْهِكَ الْكَرِيْمِ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلٰى اِخْوَانِهِ النَّبِيِّيْنَ وَ الْاَئـِمَّةِ الطَّاهِرِيْنَ وَ تَسْتَجِيْبَ دُعَائِيْ وَ تَرْحَمَ تَضَرُّعِيْ وَ اصْرِفْ عَنِّيْ اَنْوَاعَ الْبَلَاءِ يَا رَحْمٰنُ.‏

yaa ahlat taqwaa wal maghferate yaa arhamar raahemeena anta mawlaaya wa sayyedee far zuqnee anta khayrun lee min abee wa ummee wa menan naase ajma-e’ena bee elayka faqrun wa faaqatun wa anta ghaniyyun a’nnee as-aloka be-wajhekal kareeme wa as-aloka an tosalleya a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wa a’laa ikhwaanehin nabiyyeena wal a-immatit taahereena wa tastajeeba do-a’aa-ee wa tarhama tazarro-e’e was rif a’nnee anwaa-a’l balaa-e yaa rahmaan.

O the worthiest of being feared and the Lord of forgiveness! O most Merciful! You are my Master and my Lord, provide me sustenance as You are to me better than my father and my mother and all the people. To You I have poverty and need, and You are Rich than me. I ask You by the name of Your generous face, and I ask You to send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad and upon his brothers, the Prophets, and the pure Imams, and to accept my prayers, and have mercy upon my acquiescence, and take away from me all sorts of tribulations, O Beneficent!0

(3) Supplication of Prostration of Gratitude

As per the reliable tradition Imam Reza (a.s.) narrated:

You may recite one hundred times

شُكْرًا لِلهِ

shukran lillaah

Thanks to Allah

in the prostration of gratitude or you may recite one hundred times

عَفْوًا عَفْوًا

a’fwan a’fwan

Forgive, forgive.0

(4) Another Supplication of Prostration of Gratituide

Shaikh Sadooq (a.r.) narrates on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) that he said:

The reason for offering prostration of gratitude after obligatory salaat, is the Divine guidance bestowed by the Almighty Allah upon His servants so that he could perform this obligation. The minimum quantity of it is that a person should recite three times:

شُكْرًا لِلهِ

shukran lillaah

Thanks to Allah

When Imam Reza (a.s.) was asked about the meaning of شُكْرًا لِلهِ, he (a.s.) said:

This prostration is in the manner of Divine Blessing bestowed by the Sublime Lord so that one may serve Him and perform the obligations as ordered by Him. Thankfulness multiply the blessings. So if there is any abatement in the prayer, which could not be recovered the recommended salaats, it is fulfilled by this prostraion.”0

(5) Supplication of Imam Reza (a.s.) in Prostration

Abul Hasan Saaegh narrates on the authority of his uncle that he said:

I started from Khorasan along with Imam Reza (a.s.) while I consulted him about the murder of Raja’ Ibn Zahhaak (who was deputed for carrying Imam (a.s.) to Khorasan). He (a.s.) forbade me from doing this and said:

Do you want to kill a faithful against an unbeliever?”

When we reached Ahwaz than he (a.s.) addressed to the people of Ahwaz:

Bring some sugar-canes.”

A (foolish) person from Ahwaz said: ‘This person is an Arab, he does not know that sugar-cane is not grown in summer season.’ They said that, ‘O our master! Sugarcane is not found in this season, it grows in winter.’ He (a.s.) said:

If you will search it, you will find it.”

Ishaq Ibn Ibrahim said: ‘By Allah (s.w.t.)! It is impossible that my master asks for anything and it does not exist.’ He sent some persons all around. At last the workers of Ishaq came and said that we have some sugar-canes which we had stored for agriculture. This is one of the signs and proof of Imamat.

When we reached a village, I heard him (a.s.) saying in prostration:

لَكَ الْـحَمْدُ اِنْ اَطَعْتُكَ وَ لَا حُـجَّةَ لِيْ اِنْ عَصَيْتُكَ‏ وَ لَا صُنْعَ لِيْ وَ لَا لِغَيْرِيْ فِيْ اِحْسَانِكَ وَ لَا عُذْرَ لِيْ اِنْ اَسَاْتُ مَا اَصَابَنِيْ مِنْ حَسَنَةٍ فَمِنْكَ يَا كَرِيْمُ اِغْفِرْ لِمَنْ فِيْ مَشَارِقِ الْاَرْضِ وَ مَغَارِبِهَا مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ.

lakal hamdo in a-ta’toka wa laa hujjata lee in a’saytoka wa laa sun-a’ lee wa laa le-ghayree fee ehsaaneka wa laa u’zra lee in asaato maa asaabanee min hasanatin fa-minka yaa kareemo ighfir leman fee mashaareqil arze wa maghaarebehaa menal moameneena wal moamenaat.

Praise belongs to You, if I obey You. I have no reasons nor any excuses should I disobey You. Neither me nor others can do anything in return for Your Kindness. I have no excuse for any bad deeds. Whatever good I receive is all from You. O the Gracious! Please forgive all the believing men and women in the East and the West of the Earth.0

(6) Supplication in the Prostration of Salaat

Imam Reza (a.s.) narrates thus:

Then say Takbeer (Allah is Greatest) and go in prostration. The prostration is completed with the seven parts of the body, which are: forehead, two palms of both hands, both knees and thumbs of both feet, nose is not included in the prostration. Putting the nose on the earth is for the exhibition of disagree and indignity. Look towards your nose while in the prostration and during both the prostrations and Tashhahud concentrate on your shirt and recite this supplication in prostration:

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَكَ سَجَدْتُ وَ بِكَ اٰمَنْتُ وَ لَكَ اَسْلَمْتُ وَ عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ اَنْتَ رَبِّيْ سَـجَدَ لَكَ وَجْهِيْ وَ شَعْرِيْ وَ بَشَرِيْ وَ مُـخِّيْ وَ لَـحْمِيْ وَ دَمِيْ وَ عَصَبِيْ وَ عِظَامِيْ سَـجَدَ وَجْهِيَ الْبَالِي الْفَانِيَ الذَّلِيْلُ الْمَهِيْنُ لِلَّذِيْ خَلَقَهٗ وَ صَوَّرَهٗ وَ شَقَّ سَمْعَهٗ وَ بَصَرَهٗ تَبَارَكَ اللهُ اَحْسَنُ الْـخَالِقِيْنَ سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الْاَعْلٰى وَ بِـحَمْدِهٖ.

allaahumma laka sajadto wa beka aamanto wa laka aslamto wa a’layka tawakkalto anta rabbee sajada laka wajhee wa sha’ree wa basharee wa mukhkhee wa lahmee wa damee wa a’sabee wa e’zaamee sajada wajheyal baalil faaniz zaleelul maheeno lil-lazee khalaqahu wa sawwarahu wa shaqqa sam-a’hu wa basarahu tabaarakal laaho ahsanul khaaleqeena subhaana rabbeyal a-a’laa wa be-hamdeh.

O Allah! For You I prostrate, and on You I believe, and to You I submit, and on You I rely, You are my Lord, prostrated for You my face, and my hair, and my skin, and my brain, and my flesh, and my blood and my nerve, and my bones, prostrated my wretched face, the mortal, the humble, the humiliated, for the One Who has created it and shaped it, and split its hearing and sight, blessed be Allah, the most excellent of all creators, All glory be to Allah, the All-High, and in praise of Him.

This supplication should be recited three, five or seven times and it is better if it is recited nine times.0

(7) Supplication in ‘Prostration of Omission’ (سَجْدَةُ السَّهْو)

Imam Reza (a.s.) recommended the following invocation to be recited in prostration of omission:

بِسْمِ اللہِ وَ بِاللہِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ اَیُّہَا النَّبِیُّ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ وَ بَرَكَاتُہٗ.

bismil laahe wa billaahe assalaamo a’layka ayyohan nabiyyo wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.

In the name of Allah and by Allah. O Prophet! Allah’s peace, blessings and grace be upon you!0

(8) Supplication in Prostration at the Time of Distress

Imam Reza (a.s.) has narrated this supplication:

While feeling weakness or involved in any trouble and tired of misfortunes then go into prostration and put first your right cheek and then left cheek on the earth and every time recite:

يَا مُذِلَّ كُلِّ جَبَّارٍ عَنِيْدٍ يَا مُعِزَّ كُلِّ ذَلِيْلٍ قَدْ وَ حَقِّكَ بَلَغَ مَـجْهُوْدِيْ فَصَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِهٖ وَ فَرِّجْ عَنِّيْ.

yaa mozilla kulle jabbaarin a’needin yaa o-i’zza kulle zaleelin qad wa haqqeqa balagha majhoodee fa-salle a’laa mohammadin wa aalehi wa farrij a’nnee.

O Humiliator of all tyrants! O Dignifier of all humble ones! I, swearing by You, have exerted all efforts; so, send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household and relieve me.0

Chapter 9

Eight Supplications to be Recited Everyday

In this chapter eight supplications, to be recited everyday as narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.), will be mentioned:

(1) Important Supplication for ‘Discharging the Rights of Allah’

Sayed Ibn Taaoos (r.a.) has narrated on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) who on the authority of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said:

Whoever wants that the weight of his deeds should exceed the prescribed weight on the scale (میزان) then in order to thank the bounties of the Almighty Allah recite this supplication:

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ كَمَا يَنْبَغِيْ لِلهِ وَ الْـحَمْدُ لِلهِ كَمَا يَنْبَغِي لِلهِ وَ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ كَمَا يَنْبَغِي لِلهِ وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللهِ وَ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ وَ اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ النَّبِيِّ الْعَرَبِيِّ الْهَاشِمِيِّ وَ صَلَّي اللهُ عَلٰی جَمِيْعِ الْمُرْسَلِيْنَ وَ النَّبِيِّيْنَ حَتّٰى يَرْضَى اللهُ.

subhaanal laahe kamaa yanbaghee lillaahe wal hamdo lillaahe kamaa yanbaghee lillaahe wa laa elaaha illal laaho kamaa yanbaghee lillaahe wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahe wa sallal laaho a’laa mohammadin nabiyye wa ahle baytehin nabiyyil a’rabiyyil haashemiyye wa sallal laaho a’laa jamee-i’l mursaleena wan nabiyyeena hattaa yarzal laah.

Glory be to Allah as it should be due for Allah and praise be to Allah as it should be due for Allah and there is no god but Allah as it should be due for Allah and there are no means and no power without Allah and salutation of Allah upon Muhammad, the Prophet and the progeny of Prophet, the Arab, the Hashmite and salutation of Allah upon all the messengers and the prophets till Allah is satisfied.0

(2) Supplication During the Period of Occultation as Advised by Imam Reza (a.s.)

Sayed Raziuddin Ibn Taaoos (r.a.) says in his book Jamaal al-Usboo’: We had mentioned earlier under the topic ‘Divine Acts for day and night’ that in the past it was one of the obligatory acts of the Muslims and believers to supplicate for Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.).

We have mentioned, in the litanies of Namaz Zohr, the supplication of Imam Sadiq (a.s.) for Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) which guides us that Imam (a.s.) preferred to supplicate first for Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.).

A supplication of Imam Moosa Kazim (a.s.) for Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) has been mentioned in a chapter under the litany prayer of Namaz-e-Asr and had written that Imam (a.s.) gave importance to supplicate for Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.). Whoever, in Islam, is aware of the magnificience of both the pious personalities it is incumbent upon him to follow them. We will bring the supplications by Imam Reza (a.s.) and other Imams (a.s.) for Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) in the coming chapters, Inshallah.

Abu Ja’far Shaikh Toosi (r.a.), on the authority of Yunus Ibn Abd al-Rahman, who on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) writes that he (a.s.) had recommend people to supplicate in this way:

اَللّٰهُمَّ ادْفَعْ عَنْ وَلِيِّكَ وَ خَلِيْفَتِكَ وَ حُـجَّتِكَ عَلٰى خَلْقِكَ وَ لِسَانِكَ الْمُعَبِّرِ عَنْكَ بِاِذْنِكَ النَّاطِقِ بِـحِكْمَتِكَ وَ عَيْنِكَ النَّاظِرَةِ عَلٰى بَرِيَّتِكَ وَ شَاهِدِكَ عَلٰى خَلْقِكَ اَلْـجَحْجَاحِ الْمُجَاهِدِ اَلْعَائِذِ بِكَ عِنْدَكَ. وَ اَعِذْهُ مِنْ شَرِّ جَمِيْعِ مَا خَلَقْتَ وَ بَرَاْتَ وَ اَنْشَاْتَ وَ صَوَّرْتَ وَ احْفَظْهُ مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَ مِنْ خَلْفِهٖ وَ عَنْ يَـمِيْنِهٖ وَ عَنْ شِمَالِهٖ وَ مِنْ فَوْقِهٖ وَ مِنْ تَـحْتِهٖ بِـحِفْظِكَ الَّذِيْ لَا يَضِيْعُ مَنْ حَفِظْتَهٗ بِهٖ وَ احْفَظْ فِيْهِ رَسُوْلَكَ وَ اٰبَآئَهٗ اَئِـمَّتَكَ وَ دَعَآئِمَ دِيْنِكَ. وَ اجْعَلْهُ فِيْ وَدِيْعَتِكَ الَّتِيْ لَا تَضِيْعُ وَ فِيْ جِوَارِكَ الَّذِيْ لَا يُـخْفَرُ وَ فِيْ مَنْعِكَ وَ عِزِّكَ الَّذِيْ لَا يُقْهَرُ‏ وَ اٰمِنْهُ بِاَمَانِكَ الْوَثِيْقِ الَّذِيْ لَا يُـخْذَلُ مَنْ اٰمَنْتَهٗ بِهٖ وَ اجْعَلْهُ فِيْ كَنَفِكَ الَّذِيْ لَا يُرَامُ مَنْ كَانَ فِيْهِ وَ اَيِّدْهُ بِنَصْرِكَ الْعَزِيْزِ وَ اَيِّدْهُ بِـجُنْدِكَ الْغَالِبِ وَ قَوِّهٖ بِقُوَّتِكَ وَ اَرْدِفْهُ بِـمَلَائِكَتِكَ وَ وَالِ مَنْ وَالَاهُ وَ عَادِ مَنْ عَادَاهُ وَ اَلْبِسْهُ دِرْعَكَ الْـحَصِيْنَةَ وَ حُفَّهٗ بِالْمَلَآئِكَةِ حَفًّا. اَللّٰهُمَّ اشْعَبْ بِهِ الصَّدْعَ وَ ارْتُقْ بِهِ الْفَتْقَ وَ اَمِتْ بِهِ الْـجَوْرَ وَ اَظْهِرْ بِهِ الْعَدْلَ وَ زَيِّنْ بِطُوْلِ بَقَآئِهِ الْاَرْضَ وَ اَيِّدْهُ بِالنَّصْرِ وَ انْصُرْهُ بِالرُّعْبِ وَ قَوِّ نَاصِرِيْهِ وَ اخْذُلْ خَاذِلِيْهِ وَ دَمْدِمْ عَلٰی مَنْ نَصَبَ لَهٗ وَ دَمِّرْ مَنْ غَشَّهٗ. وَ اقْتُلْ بِهٖ جَبَابِرَةَ الْكُفْرِ وَ عُمُدَهٗ وَ دَعَائِـمَهٗ وَ اقْصِمْ بِهٖ رُؤُوْسَ الضَّلَالَةِ وَ شَارِعَةَ الْبِدَعِ وَ مُـمِيْتَةَ السُّنَّةِ وَ مُقَوِّيَةَ الْبَاطِلِ وَ ذَلِّلْ بِهِ الْـجَبَّارِيْنَ وَ اَبِرْ بِهِ الْكَافِرِيْنَ وَ جَمِيْعَ الْمُلْحِدِيْنَ فِيْ مَشَارِقِ الْاَرْضِ وَ مَغَارِبِهَا وَ بَرِّهَا وَ بَـحْرِهَا وَ سَهْلِهَا وَ جَبَلِهَا حَتّٰى لَا تَدَعَ مِنْهُمْ دَيَّارًا وَ لَا تُبْقِيَ لَهُمْ آثَارًا. اَللّٰهُمَّ طَهِّرْ مِنْهُمْ بِلَادَكَ وَ اشْفِ مِنْهُمْ عِبَادَكَ وَ اَعِزَّ بِهِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ اَحْيِ بِهٖ سُنَنَ الْمُرْسَلِيْنَ وَ دَارِسَ حُكْمَةِ النَّبِيِّيْنَ وَ جَدِّدْ بِهٖ مَا امْتَحٰى مِنْ دِيْنِكَ وَ بُدِّلَ مِنْ حُكْمِكَ حَتّٰى تُعِيْدَ دِيْنَكَ بِهٖ وَ عَلٰى يَدَيْهِ غَضًّا مَحْضًا صَـحِيْحًا لَا عِوَجَ فِيْهِ وَ لَا بِدْعَةَ مَعَهٗ وَ حَتّٰى تُنِيْرَ بِعَدْلِهٖ ظُلَمَ الْـجَوْرِ وَ تُطْفِئَ بِهٖ نِيْرَانَ الْكُفْرِ وَ تُوْضِـحَ بِهٖ مَعَاقِدَ الْـحَقِّ وَ مَـجْهُوْلَ الْعَدْلِ فَاِنَّهٗ عَبْدُكَ الَّذِيْ اسْتَخْلَصْتَهٗ لِنَفْسِكَ وَ اصْطَفَيْتَهٗ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ وَ اصْطَفَيْتَهٗ عَلٰى عِبَادِكَ وَ ائْتَمَنْتَهٗ عَلٰی غَيْبِكَ وَ عَصَمْتَهٗ مِنَ الذُّنُوْبِ وَ بَرَّاْتَهٗ مِنَ الْعُيُوْبِ وَ طَهَّرْتَهٗ مِنَ الرِّجْسِ وَ سَلَّمْتَهٗ مِنَ الدَّنَسِ. اَللّٰهُمَّ فَاِنَّا نَشْهَدُ لَهٗ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَ يَوْمَ حُلُوْلِ الطَّامَّةِ اَنَّهٗ لَمْ يُذْنِبْ ذَنْبًا وَ لَا اَتٰى حُوْبًا وَ لَمْ يَرْتَكِبْ مَعْصِيَةً وَ لَمْ يُضَيِّعْ لَكَ طَاعَةً وَ لَمْ يَهْتِكْ لَكَ حُرْمَةً وَ لَمْ يُبَدِّلْ لَكَ فَرِيْضَةً وَ لَمْ يُغَيِّرْ لَكَ شَرِيْعَةً وَ اَنَّهُ الْهَادِي الْمَهْدِيُّ الطَّاهِرُ التَّقِيُّ النَّقِيُّ الرَّضِيُّ الزَّكِيُّ. اَللّٰهُمَّ اَعْطِهٖ فِيْ نَفْسِهٖ وَ اَهْلِهٖ وَ وُلْدِهٖ وَ ذُرِّيَّتِهٖ وَ اُمَّتِهٖ وَ جَـمِيْعِ رَعِيَّتِهٖ مَا تُقِرُّ بِهٖ عَيْنَهٗ وَ تَسُرُّ بِهٖ نَفْسَهٗ وَ تَـجْمَعُ لَهٗ مُلْكَ الْمُمْلَكَاتِ كُلِّهَا قَرِيْبِهَا وَ بَعِيْدِهَا وَ عَزِيْزِهَا وَ ذَلِيْلِهَا حَتّٰى يُـجْرِيَ حُكْمَهٗ عَلٰى كُلِّ حُكْمٍ وَ تَغْلِبَ بِـحَقِّهٖ كُلَّ بَاطِلٍ. اَللّٰهُمَّ اسْلُكْ بِنَا عَلٰى يَدَيْهِ مِنْهَاجَ الْهُدٰى وَ الْمَحَجَّةَ الْعُظْمٰى وَ الطَّرِيْقَةَ الْوُسْطَى الَّتِيْ يَرْجِعُ اِلَيْهَا الْغَالِيْ وَ يَلْحَقُ بِهَا التَّالِيْ وَ قَوِّنَا عَلٰى طَاعَتِهٖ وَ ثَبِّتْنَا عَلٰى مُشَايَعَتِهٖ وَ امْنُنْ عَلَيْنَا بِـمُتَابَعَتِهٖ وَ اجْعَلْنَا فِيْ حِزْبِهِ الْقَوَّامِيْنَ بِاَمْرِهِ الصَّابِرِيْنَ مَعَهٗ اَلطَّالِبِيْنَ رِضَاكَ بِـمُنَاصَحَتِهٖ حَتّٰى تَـحْشُرَنَا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فِيْ اَنْصَارِهٖ وَ اَعْوَانِهٖ وَ مُقَوِّيَةِ سُلْطَانِهٖ. اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ اجْعَلْ ذٰلِكَ لَنَا خَالِصًا مِنْ كُلِّ شَكٍّ وَ شُبْهَةٍ وَ رِيَآءٍ وَ سُمْعَةٍ حَتّٰى لَا نَعْتَمِدَ بِهٖ غَيْرَكَ وَ لَا نَطْلُبَ بِهٖ اِلَّا وَجْهَكَ وَ حَتّٰى تُـحِلَّنَا مَـحَلَّهٗ وَ تَـجْعَلَنَا فِيْ الْـجَنَّةِ مَعَهٗ وَ اَعِذْنَا مِنَ السَّامَّةِ وَ الْكَسَلِ وَ الْفَتْرَةِ وَ اجْعَلْنَا مِـمَّنْ تَنْتَصِرُ بِهٖ لِدِيْنِكَ وَ تُعِزُّ بِهٖ نَصْرَ وَلِيِّكَ وَ لَا تَسْتَبْدِلْ بِنَا غَيْرَنَا فَاِنَّ اسْتِبْدَالَكَ بِنَا غَيْرَنَا عَلَيْكَ يَسِيْرٌ وَ هُوَ عَلَيْنَا عَسِيْرٌ. اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى وُلَاةِ عَهْدِهٖ وَ الْاَئِـمَّةِ مِنْ وُلْدِهٖ وَ بَلِّغْهُمْ اٰمَالَهُمْ وَ زِدْ فِيْ اٰجَالِهِمْ وَ اَعِزَّ نَصْرَهُمْ وَ تَـمِّمْ لَهُمْ مَا اَسْنَدْتَ اِلَيْهِمْ مِنْ اَمْرِكَ لَهُمْ وَ ثَبِّتْ دَعَآئِـمَهُمْ وَ اجْعَلْنَا لَهُمْ اَعْوَانًا وَ عَلٰى دِيْنِكَ اَنْصَارًا فَاِنَّهُمْ مَعَادِنُ كَلِمَاتِكَ وَ اَرْكَانُ تَوْحِيْدِكَ وَ دَعَائِمُ دِيْنِكَ وَ وُلَاةُ اَمْرِكَ وَ خَالِصَتُكَ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ وَ صَفْوَتُكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ وَ اَوْلِيَآؤُكَ وَ سَلَآئِلُ اَوْلِيَائِكَ وَ صَفْوَةُ اَوْلَادِ رُسُلِكَ وَ السَّلَامُ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهٗ.‏ ‏

allaahummad fa’ a’n waliyyeka wa khaleefateka wa hujjateka a’laa khalqeka wa lesaanekal mo-a’bbere a’nka be-iznekan naateqe be-hikmateka wa a’ynekan naazerate a’laa bariyyateka wa shaahedeka a’laa khalqeka al-jahjaahil mojaahede al-a’a-eze beka i’ndak. wa a-i’zho min sharre jamee-e’ maa khalaqta wa baraa-ta wa anshaata wa sawwarta wah fazho min bayne yadayhe wa min khalfehi a’n yameenehi wa a’n shemaa-lehi wa min fawqehi wa min tahtehi be-hifzekal lazee laa ya-zee-o’ man hafiztahu behi wah faz feehe rasoolaka wa aabaaa-ahu a-immataka wa da-a’aa-ema deenek. waj a’lho fee wadee-a’tekal latee laa tazee-o’ wa fee jewaarekal lazee laa yukhfaro wa fee man-e’ka wa i’zzekal lazee laa yuqharo wa aaminho be-amaanekal waseeqil lazee laa yukhzalo man aamantahu behi waj a’lho fee kanafekal lazee laa yoraamo man kaana feehe wa ayyidho be-nasrekal a’zeeze wa ayyidho be-jundekal ghaalebe wa qawwehi be-quwwateka wa ardifho be-malaaa-ekateka wa waale man waalaaho wa a’ade man a’adaaho wa albisho dir-a’kal haseenata wa huffahu be-malaaa-ekate haffan allaahummash a’b behis sad-a’ war tuq behil fatqa wa amit behil jawra wa azhir behil a’dla wa zayyin be-toole baqaaa-ehil arza wa ayyidho bin-nasre wan sur bir-ro’be wa qawwe naasereehe wakh zul khaazeleehe wa damdim a’laa man nasaba lahu wa dammir man ghassahu. waq tul behi jabaaberatal kufre wa o’moodahu wa da-a’a-emahu waq sim behi ro-oosaz zalaalate wa shaare-a’tal beda-e’ wa momeetatas sunnate wa moqawweyatil baatele wa zallil behil jabbaareena wa abir behil kaafereena wa jamee-a’l mulhedeena fee mashaareqil arze wa maghaarebehaa wa barrehaa wa bahrehaa wa sahlehaa wa jabalehaa hattaa laa tada-a’ minhum dayyaaran wa laa tubqeya lahum aasaaran allaahumma tahhir minhum belaadaka wash fe minhum e’baadaka wa a-i’zza behil moameneena wa ahye behi sonanal mursaleena wa daaresa hukmatin nabiyyeena wa jaddid behi mam tahaa min deeneka wa buddela min hukmeka hattaa to-e’eda deenaka behi wa a’laa yadayhe ghazzan mahzan saheehan laa e’waja feehe wa laa bid-a’ta ma-a’hu wa hattaa toneera be-a’dlehi zolamal jawre wa tutbe-a behi neeraanal kufre wa tooze-ha behi ma-a’aqedal haqqe wa majhoolil a’dle fa-innahu a’bdokal lazis takhlastahu le-nafseka was tafaytahu min khalqeka was tafaytahu a’laa e’baadeka waa tamantahu a’laa ghaybeka wa a’samtahu menaz zonoobe wa barraatahu menal o’yoobe wa tahhartahu menar rijse wa sallamtahu menad danase. allaahumma fa-innaa nash-hado lahu yawmal qeyaamate wa yawma holoolit taammate annahu lam yuzneb zanban wa laa ataa hooban wa lam yartakib ma’seyatan wa lam yozayye’ laka taa-a’tan wa lam yahtik laka hurmatan wa lam yobaddil laka fareezatan wa lam yoghayyir laka sharee-a’tan wa annahul haadil mahdiyyut taaherut taqiyyon naqiyyur raziyyuz zakiyyo. allaahumma a-a’tehi fee nafsehi wa ahlehi wa wuldehi wa zurriyyatehi wa ummatehi wa ja-mee-e’ ra-i’yyatehi maa toqirro behi a’ynahu wa tasurro behi nafsahu wa tajma-o’ lahu mulkal mumlakaate kullehaa qareebehaa wa ba-e’edehaa wa a’zeezehaa wa zaleelehaa hattaa yujreya hukmahu a’laa kulle hukmin wa taghleba be-haqqehi kulla baatel. allaahummas luk benaa a’laa yadayhe minhaajal hodaa wal mahajjatal u’zmaa wat tareeqatal wustal latee yarje-o’ elayhal ghaalee wa yalheqo behat taalee wa qawwenaa a’laa taa-a’tehi wa sabbitnaa a’laa moshaa-ya-a’tehi wam nun a’laynaa be-motaaba-a’tehi waj a’lnaa fee hizbehil qawwaameena be-amrehis saabereena ma-a’hu attaalebeena rezaaka be-monaasahatehi hattaa tahshoranaa yawmal qeyaamate fee ansaarehi wa a-a’waanehi wa moqawweyate sultaaneh. allaahumma waj a’l zaaleka lanaa khaalesan min kulle shakkin wa shub-hatin wa re-yaaa-in wa sum-a’tin hattaa laa na’tameda behi ghayraka wa laa natloba behi illaa wajhaka wa hattaa tohillanaa ma-hallahu wa taj-a’lanaa fil jannate ma-a’hu wa a-i’znaa menas saammate wal kasale wal fatrate waj a’lnaa mimman tantasero behi le-deeneka wa to-i’zzo behi nasra waliyyeka wa laa tastabdil benaa ghayranaa fa-innas tibdaalaka benaa ghayranaa a’layka yaseerun wa howa a’laynaa a’seer. Allaahumma salle a’laa wolaate a’hdehi wal aimmate min wuldehi wa balligh-hum aamaalahum wa zid fee aajaalehim wa a-i’zza nasrahum wa tammim lahum maa asnadta elayhim min amreka lahum wa sabbit da-a’aa-emahum waj a’lnaa lahum a-a’waanan wa a’laa deeneka ansaaran fa-innahum ma-a’adeno kalemaateka wa arkaano tawheedeka wa da-a’aa-emo deeneka wa wolaato amreka wa khaalesatoka min e’baadeka wa safwatoka min khalqeka wa awle-yaaa-oka wa salaaa-elo awle-yaa-eka wa safwato awlaade rosoleka was salaamo a’layhe wa a’layhim wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.

O Allah! defend Your friend and representative – a decisive argument for mankind, Your mouthpiece who speaks on behalf of You with Your permission, the speaker with Your wisdom, Your eye that sees upon Your creatures, Your witness on Your creation, the master and the struggler (for the sake of Allah), the seeker of Your shelter in Your measures. Keep him safe from the intrigues and evil schemes of all that which You created and made, and that which You established and formed, and protect him from that which is there in his presence, from that which comes from behind, and from that which comes from his right and from that which comes from his left, and from that which comes from above and from that which comes from beneath, with Your thorough safety that preserves the one on which it is practiced from any loss, and keep Your Messenger and his (Imam al-Mahdi) father’s safe through saving him. They are verily the guides and the pillars of Your religion and include him with Your deposit that never loses and with Your vicinity that is never violated and with Your protection and power that are never defeated and afford security to him in Your safe and trustworthy sanctuary that does not forsake him who takes asylum in it and make him under Your protection that saves him who is put under it from any harm. Support him with Your insuperable victory and aid him with Your superior weaponry and strengthen him with Your strength and put Your angels at his disposal and support him whoever support him and be the enemy of him whoever opposes him and dress him Your fortified armor and make the angels surround him. O Allah! through him patch up the differences of opinion, bring into order confusion, eradicate oppression, manifest justice, adorn the earth by a lengthy life for him, support him with victory, grant him triumph by means of horror, reinforce his supporters, thwart his disappointers, smash those who lay traps for him, destroy those who cheat him, kill the tyrants, pillars, and supports of infidelity at his hands, uproot the heads of deviation, the innovators of heresies, the eradicators of the Prophetic traditions, and the backers of wrong, humiliate the haughty tyrants through him, terminate the infidels and all atheists wherever they are – in the east or the west of the earth – or in lands or oceans, or in plains or on mountains, until You will not leave a single one of them and You will not leave a single trace of them. O Allah! clear up Your lands from them, heal your servants’ hearts from them, consolidate the faithful believers through him, revive the norms of the Messengers and the obliterated rules of the Prophets, and renew the signs of Your religion that were erased and Your judgments that were distorted; until you rekindle Your religion through him and at his hands as well-defined, pure, and sound as it is; free from loopholes and heresies, and until You illumine the murk of unfairness by means of his justice, extinguish the fires of atheism through him, and elucidate the positions of truth and the justice that will have been unknown. He is verily Your servant whom You have saved for Yourself, You chose him upon Your creatures, You select him upon Your servants, for keeping the unseen matters of You, You have chosen him as a trustee upon Your unseen matters, protected against sins, cleaned from any defect, purified from filth, and kept sound against dirt. O Allah! we will verily testify to him on the Day of Resurrection and on the day when the overwhelming event comes that he did not commit any single sin, nor did he practice any unlawful thing, nor did he do any act of disobedience (to You), nor did he miss any act of obedience (to You), nor did he violate any inviolable thing, nor did he distort any precept, nor did he change any law. And, moreover, he is verily the guiding, the rightly guided, the pure, the pious, the immaculate, the approved, and the bright. O Allah! give him what he wishes regarding his own self his family, his sons, his offspring, his nation, and all of his subjects in such a way that makes him delighted and pleased in himself, and makes You put under his sphere of influence all kingdoms; the near and the remote, and the powerful and the weak so that You will cause his rule to prevail over every rule and his right (issue) to overcome the entire wrongness. O Allah! lead us at his hands to the course of guidance, the greatest Path, and the equitable way of life to which those who had gone too far will come back (repentant) and those who had fallen down will catch up. And (please) encourage us to carry out acts of obedience to him, make us stand firmly in following him, endue us with the favor of adherence to him, and include us with his group who achieve his commands, act steadfastly towards him, and seek Your pleasure by means of acting sincerely to him, so that You will gather us on the Resurrection Day with his supporters, backers, and those who consolidate his authority. O Allah! make us do all these things free from any doubt, confusion, ostentation, and seeking of reputation so that we will rely upon none save You and seek none save Your sake and that You will put us up in his vicinity and place us with him in Paradise. And (please) protect us against weariness, laziness and lethargy and include us with those whom You take up for backing Your religion and for increasing the victory of Your vicegerent. Do not put others in our places, because it is easy for You to put others in our places, but it is extremely difficult for us if You do it. O Allah! send blessings upon his representatives and the leaders from his progeny, make them attain their wishes, increase their lifetimes, support their victory, make perfect for them Your orders that You bid them to carry out, strengthen their pillars, and make us their helpers and supporters of Your religion. They are the essence of Your Words, the pillars of the profession of Your Oneness, the posts of Your religion, the authorities of Your commands, the choices over Your servants, the well-chosen ones from among Your creatures, the vicegerents of You, the offspring of Your vicegerents, and the selected descendants of Your Messengers. Peace be upon him and them. May the mercy and blessings of Allah be on you.0

Another Supplication During The Period Of Occultation

Sayed Ibn Taaoos (r.a.) writes: Yunus Ibn Abdul Rahman narrates on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.), that Imam (a.s.) recommend to supplicate for master of the time, Imam-e-Zamama (a.t.f.s.) as follows:

اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ ادْفَعْ عَنْ وَلِيِّكَ وَ خَلِيْفَتِكَ وَ حُـجَّتِكَ عَلٰى خَلْقِكَ وَ لِسَانِكَ الْمُعَبِّرِ عَنْكَ بِاِذْنِكَ النَّاطِقِ بِـحِكْمَتِكَ وَ عَيْنِكَ النَّاظِرَةِ فِيْ بَرِيَّتِكَ اَلشَّاهِدِ عَلٰى عِبَادِكَ اَلْـجَحْجَاحِ الْمُجَاهِدِ الْمُجْتَهِدِ عَبْدِكَ الْعَآئِذِ بِكَ. اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ اَعِذْهُ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقْتَ وَ ذَراْتَ وَ بَرَاْتَ وَ اَنْشَاْتَ وَ صَوَّرْتَ وَ احْفَظْهُ مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَ مِنْ خَلْفِهٖ وَ عَنْ يَـمِيْنِهٖ وَ عَنْ شِمَالِهٖ وَ مِنْ فَوْقِهٖ وَ مِنْ تَـحْتِهٖ بِـحِفْظِكَ الَّذِيْ لَا يَضِيْعُ مَنْ حَفِظْتَهٗ بِهٖ وَ احْفَظْ فِيْهِ رَسُوْلَكَ وَ وَصِيَّ رَسُوْلِكَ وَ اٰبَآئَهٗ اَئِـمَّتَكَ وَ دَعَآئِمَ دِيْنِكَ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِمْ اَجْمَعِيْنَ. وَ اجْعَلْهُ فِيْ وَدِيْعَتِكَ الَّتِيْ لَا تَضِيْعُ وَ فِيْ جِوَارِكَ الَّذِيْ لَا يُحْتَقَرُ وَ فِيْ مَنْعِكَ وَ عِزِّكَ الَّذِيْ لَا يُقْهَرُ‏ وَ اٰمَنْتَهٗ بِهٖ وَ اجْعَلْهُ فِيْ كَنَفِكَ الَّذِيْ لَا يُضَامُ مَنْ كَانَ فِيْهِ وَ انْصُرْهُ بِنَصْرِكَ الْعَزِيْزِ وَ اَيِّدْهُ بِـجُنْدِكَ الْغَالِبِ وَ قَوِّهٖ بِقُوَّتِكَ وَ اَرْدِفْهُ بِـمَلَائِكَتِكَ. اَللّٰهُمَّ وَالِ مَنْ وَالَاهُ وَ عَادِ مَنْ عَادَاهُ وَ اَلْبِسْهُ دِرْعَكَ الْـحَصِيْنَةَ وَ حُفَّهٗ بِالْمَلَآئِكَةِ حَفًّا. اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ بَلِّغْهُ اَفْضَلَ مَا بَلَّغْتَ الْقَآئِـمِيْنَ بِقِسْطِكَ مِنْ اَتْبَاعِ النَّبِيِّيْنَ. اَللّٰهُمَّ اشْعَبْ بِهِ الصَّدْعَ وَ ارْتُقْ بِهِ الْفَتْقَ وَ اَمِتْ بِهِ الْـجَوْرَ وَ اَظْهِرْ بِهِ الْعَدْلَ وَ زَيِّنْ بِطُوْلِ بَقَآئِهِ الْاَرْضَ وَ اَيِّدْهُ بِالنَّصْرِ وَ انْصُرْهُ بِالرُّعْبِ وَ افْتَحْ لَهٗ فَتْحًا یَسِیْرًا وَ اجْعَلْ لَہٗ مِنْ لَدُنْكَ عَلٰی عَدُوِّكَ وَ عَدُوِّہٖ سُلْطَانًا نَصِیْرًا. اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْهُ الْقَآئِمَ الْمُنْتَظَرَ وَ الْاِمَامَ الَّذِيْ بِهٖ تَنْتَصِرُ وَ اَيِّدْهُ بِنَصْرٍ عَزِيْزٍ وَ فَتْحٍ قَرِيْبٍ وَ وَرِّثْهُ مَشَارِقَ الْاَرْضِ وَ مَغَارِبَهَا اللَّاتِيْ بَارَكْتَ فِيْهَا وَ اَحْيِ بِهٖ سُنَّةَ نَبِيِّكَ‏ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِہٖ حَتّٰی لَا یَسْتَخْفِیَ بِشَیْءٍ مِنَ الْحَقِّ مَخَافَۃَ اَحَدٍ مِنَ الْخَلْقِ وَ قَوِّ نَاصِرَهٗ وَ اخْذُلْ خَاذِلَهٗ وَ دَمْدِمْ عَلٰی مَنْ نَصَبَ لَهٗ وَ دَمِّرْ مَنْ غَشَّهٗ. اَللّٰہُمَّ وَ اقْتُلْ بِهٖ جَبَابِرَةَ الْكُفْرِ وَ عُمُدَهٗ وَ دَعَآئِـمَهٗ وَ الْقُوَّامَ بِہٖ وَ اقْصِمْ بِهٖ رُؤُوْسَ الضَّلَالَةِ وَ شَارِعَةَ الْبِدْعَةِ وَ مُـمِيْتَةَ السُّنَّةِ وَ مُقَوِّيَةَ الْبَاطِلِ وَ اَذْلِلْ بِهِ الْـجَبَّارِيْنَ وَ اَبِرْ بِهِ الْكَافِرِيْنَ وَ الْمُنَافِقِيْنَ وَ جَمِيْعَ الْمُلْحِدِيْنَ حَيْثُ كَانُوْا وَ اَيْنَ كَانُوْا مِنْ مَشَارِقِ الْاَرْضِ وَ مَغَارِبِهَا وَ بَرِّهَا وَ بَـحْرِهَا وَ سَهْلِهَا وَ جَبَلِهَا حَتّٰى لَا تَدَعَ مِنْهُمْ دَيَّارًا وَ لَا تُبْقِيَ لَهُمْ آثَارًا. اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ طَهِّرْ مِنْهُمْ بِلَادَكَ وَ اشْفِ مِنْهُمْ عِبَادَكَ وَ اَعِزَّ بِهِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ اَحْيِ بِهٖ سُنَنَ الْمُرْسَلِيْنَ وَ دَارِسَ حِكَمِ النَّبِيِّيْنَ وَ جَدِّدْ بِهٖ مَا مُحْيِيْ مِنْ دِيْنِكَ وَ بُدِّلَ مِنْ حُكْمِكَ حَتّٰى تُعِيْدَ دِيْنَكَ بِهٖ وَ عَلٰى يَدَيْهِ غَضًّا جَدِيْدًا صَـحِيْحًا مَحْضًا لَا عِوَجَ فِيْهِ وَ لَا بِدْعَةَ مَعَهٗ حَتّٰى تُنِيْرَ بِعَدْلِهٖ ظُلَمَ الْـجَوْرِ وَ تُطْفِيَ بِهٖ نِيْرَانَ الْكُفْرِ وَ تُوْضِـحَ تُظْهِرَ بِهٖ مَعَاقِدَ الْـحَقِّ وَ مَـجْهُوْلَ الْعَدْلِ وَ تُوْضِحَ بِهٖ مُشْكِلَاتِ الْحُكْمِ. اَللّٰہُمَّ فَوَ اِنَّهٗ عَبْدُكَ الَّذِيْ اسْتَخْلَصْتَهٗ لِنَفْسِكَ وَ اصْطَفَيْتَهٗ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ وَ اصْطَفَيْتَهٗ عَلٰى عِبَادِكَ وَ ائْتَمَنْتَهٗ عَلٰی غَيْبِكَ وَ عَصَمْتَهٗ مِنَ الذُّنُوْبِ وَ بَرَّاْتَهٗ مِنَ الْعُيُوْبِ وَ طَهَّرْتَهٗ (مِنَ الرِّجْسِ) وَ سَلَّمْتَهٗصَرَّفْتَهٗ معَِنَِ الدَّنَسِ وَسَلَّمْتَهٗ مِنَ الرَّیْبِ. اَللّٰهُمَّ فَاِنَّا نَشْهَدُ لَهٗ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَ يَوْمَ حُلُوْلِ الطَّامَّةِ اَنَّهٗ لَمْ يَُذْنِبْ وَ لَمْ يَاْتِ ذَنْبًا وَ لَا اَتٰى حُوْبًا وَ لَمْ يَرْتَكِبْ لَكَ مَعْصِيَةً وَ لَمْ يُضَيِّعْ لَكَ طَاعَةً وَ لَمْ يَهْتِكْ لَكَ حُرْمَةً وَ لَمْ يُبَدِّلْ لَكَ فَرِيْضَةً وَ لَمْ يُغَيِّرْ لَكَ شَرِيْعَةً وَ اَنَّهُ الْاِمَامُ الْهَادِي الْمَهْدِيُّ الطَّاهِرُ التَّقِيُّ الْهَادِي الْمَهْدِيُّ الطَّاهِرُ النتَّقِيُّ الْوَفِيُّ الرَّضِيُّ الزَّكِيُّ. اَللّٰهُمَّ فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلٰی اٰبَآئِہٖ وَ اَعْطِهٖ فِيْ نَفْسِهٖ وَ اَهْلِهٖ وَ وُلْدِهٖ وَ اَهْلِهٖ وَ ذُرِّيَّتِهٖ وَ اُمَّتِهٖ وَ جَـمِيْعِ رَعِيَّتِهٖ مَا تُقِرُّ بِهٖ عَيْنَهٗ وَ تَسُرُّ بِهٖ نَفْسَهٗ وَ تَـجْمَعُ لَهٗ مُلْكَ الْمُمْلَكَاتِ كُلِّهَا قَرِيْبِهَا وَ بَعِيْدِهَا وَ عَزِيْزِهَا وَ ذَلِيْلِهَا حَتّٰى يُـجْرِيَ حُكْمَهٗ عَلٰى كُلِّ حُكْمٍ وَ يَغْلِبَ بِـحَقِّهٖ كُلَّ بَاطِلٍ. اَللّٰهُمَّ اسْلُكْ بِنَا عَلٰى يَدَيْهِ مِنْهَاجَ الْهُدٰى وَ الْمَحَجَّةَ الْعُظْمٰى وَ الطَّرِيْقَةَ الْوُسْطَى الَّتِيْ يَرْجِعُ اِلَيْهَا الْغَالِيْ وَ يَلْحَقُ بِهَا التَّالِيْ. اَللّٰہُمَّ وَ قَوِّنَا عَلٰى طَاعَتِهٖ وَ ثَبِّتْنَا عَلٰى مَشَايَعَتِهٖ، وَ امْنُنْ عَلَيْنَا بِـمُتَابَعَتِهٖ، وَ اجْعَلْنَا فِيْ حِزْبِهِ الْقَوَّامِيْنَ بِاَمْرِهِ، اَلصَّابِرِيْنَ مَعَهُ، اَلطَّالِبِيْنَ رِضَاكَ بِـمُنَاصَحَتِهٖ، حَتّٰى تَـحْشُرَنَا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فِيْ اَنْصَارِهٖ وَ اَعْوَانِهٖ وَ مُقَوِّيَةِ سُلْطَانِهٖ. اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، وَ اجْعَلْ ذٰلِكَ لَنَا خَالِصًا مِنْ كُلِّ شَكٍّ وَ شُبْهَةٍ وَ رِيَآءٍ وَ سُمْعَةٍ، حَتّٰى لَا نَعْتَمِدُ بِهٖ غَيْرَكَ، وَ لَا نَطْلُبَ بِهٖ اِلَّا وَجْهَكَ، وَ حَتّٰى تُـحِلَّنَا مَـحَلَّهٗ، وَ تَـجْعَلَنَا فِيْ الْـجَنَّةِ مَعَهٗ، وَ لَا تَبْتَلِنَا فِيْ اَمْرِهٖ مِنَ السَّامَةِ وَ الْكَسَلِ وَ الْفَتْرَةِ وَ الْفَشَلِ، وَ اجْعَلْنَا مِـمَّنْ تَنْتَصِرُ بِهٖ لِدِيْنِكَ وَ تُعِزُّ بِهٖ نَصْرَ وَلِيِّكَ وَ لَا تَسْتَبْدِلْ بِنَا غَيْرَنَا فَاِنَّ اسْتِبْدَالَكَ بِنَا غَيْرَنَا عَلَيْكَ يَسِيْرٌ، وَ هُوَ عَلَيْنَا كَبِيْرٌ. اِنَّكَ عَلٰی كُلِّ شَیْءٍ قَدِیْرٌ. اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى وُلَاةِ عُهُوْدِهٖ، وَ بَلِّغْهُمْ اٰمَالَهُمْ، وَ زِدْ فِيْ اٰجَالِهِمْ وَ انْصُرْهُمْ وَ تَـمِّمْ لَهُمْ مَا اَسْنَدْتَ اِلَيْهِمْ مِنْ اَمْرِ دِيْنِكَ، وَ اجْعَلْنَا لَهُمْ اَعْوَانًا، وَ عَلٰى دِيْنِكَ اَنْصَارًا، وَ صَلِّ عَلٰی اٰبَآئِہِ الطَّاہِرِیْنَ الْاَئِمَّۃِ الرَّاشِدِیْنَ. اَللّٰہُمَّ فَاِنَّهُمْ مَعَادِنُ كَلِمَاتِكَ، وَ خُزَّانُ عِلْمِكَ، وَ وُلَاةُ اَمْرِكَ وَ خَالِصَتُكَ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ، وَ خِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ، وَ اَوْلِيَآؤُكَ وَ سَلَآئِلُ اَوْلِيَائِكَ، وَ صَفْوَتُكَ وَ اَوْلَادِ اَصْفِيَآئِكَ، صَلَوَاتُكَ وَ رَحْمَتُكَ وَ بَرَكَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِمْ اَجْمَعِيْنَ. اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ شُرَكَاؤُهٗ فِيْ اَمْرِهٖ، وَ مُعَاوِنُوْهُ عَلٰى طَاعَتِكَ الَّذِيْنَ جَعَلْتَهُمْ حِصْنَهٗ وَ سِلَاحَهٗ وَ مَفْزَعَهٗ وَ اُنْسَهُ الَّذِيْنَ سَلَوْا عَنِ الْاَهْلِ وَ الْاَوْلَادِ، وَ تَـجَافُوْا الْوَطَنَ، وَ عَطَّلُوْا الْوَثِيْرَ مِنَ الْمِهَادِ، قَدْ رَفَضُوْا تِـجَارَاتِهِمْ، وَ اَضَرُّوْا بِـمَعَايِشِهِمْ وَ فُقِدُوْا فِيْ اَنْدِيَتِهِمْ بِغَيْرِ غَيْبَةٍ عَنْ مِصْرِهِمْ وَ حَالَفُوْا الْبَعِيْدَ مِـمَّنْ عَاضَدَهُمْ عَلٰى اَمْرِهِمْ، وَ خَالَفُوْا الْقَرِيْبَ مِـمَّنْ صَدَّ عَنْ وِجْهَتِهِمْ، وَ ائْتَلَفُوْا بَعْدَ التَّدَابُرِ وَ التَّقَاطُعِ فِيْ دَهْرِهِمْ، وَ قَطَعُوْا الْاَسْبَابَ الْمُتَّصِلَةَ بِعَاجِلِ حُطَامٍ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا. فَاجْعَلْهُمُ اللّٰهُمَّ فِيْ حِرْزِكَ وَ فِيْ ظِلِّ كَنَفِكَ، وَ رُدَّ عَنْهُمْ بَاْسَ مَنْ قَصَدَ اِلَيْهِمْ بِالْعَدَاوَةِ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ، وَ اَجْزِلْ لَهُمْ مِنْ دَعْوَتِكَ مِنْ كِفَايَتِكَ وَ مَعُوْنَتِكَ لَهُمْ، وَ تَاْيِيْدِكَ وَ نَصْرِكَ اِيَّاهُمْ، مَا تُعِيْنُهُمْ بِهٖ عَلٰى طَاعَتِكَ، وَ اَزْهِقْ بِـحَقِّهِمْ بَاطِلَ مَنْ اَرَادَ اِطْفَآءَ نُوْرِكَ، وَ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِهٖ، وَ امْلَاْ بِهِمْ كُلَّ اُفُقٍ مِنَ الْآفَاقِ، وَ قُطْرٍ مِنَ الْاَقْطَارِ قِسْطًا وَ عَدْلًا وَ رَحْمَةً وَ فَضْلًا وَ اشْكُرْ لَهُمْ عَلٰى حَسَبِ كَرَمِكَ وَ جُوْدِكَ، وَ مَا مَنَنْتَ بِهٖ عَلَى الْقَائِـمِيْنَ بِالْقِسْطِ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ، وَ اذْخَرْ لَهُمْ مِنْ ثَوَابِكَ مَا تَرْفَعُ لَهُمْ بِهِ الدَّرَجَاتِ، اِنَّكَ تَفْعَلُ مَا تَشَآءُ وَ تَـحْكُمُ مَا تُرِيْدُ، اٰمِيْنَ رَبَّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ.‏

allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wad fa’ a’n waliyyeka wa khaleefateka wa hujjateka a’laa khalqeka wa lesaanekal mo-a’bbere a’nka be-iznekan naateqe be-hiqmateka wa a’ynekan naazerate fee bariyyateka ash-shaahede a’laa e’baadeka al-jahjaaahil mojaahedil mujtahede a’bdekal a’aa-eze beka. allaahumma wa a-i’zho min sharre maa khalaqta wa zaraa-ta wa baraa-ta wa anshaa-ta wa sawwarta wah fazho min bayne yadayhe wa min khalfehi wa ‘an yameenehi wa a’n shemaalehi wa min fawqehi wa min tahtehi be-hifzekal lazee laa yazee-o’ man hafiztahu behi wah faz feehe rasoolaka wa wasiyya rasooleka wa aa-baaa-ahu a-immataka wa da-a’aa-ema deeneka salawaatoka a’layhim ajma-e’en. wa j-a’lho fee wadee-a’tekal latee laa tazee-o’ wa fee jewaarekal lazee laa yohtaqaro wa fee man-e’ka wa i’zzekal lazee laa yuq-haro wa aamantahu behi waj a’lho fee kanafekal lazee laa yozaamo man kaana feehe wan surho be-nasrekal a’zeeze wa ayyidho be-jundekal ghaa-lebe wa qawwehi be-quwwateka wa ardifho be-malaaa-ekatek. allaahumma waale man waalaaho wa a’ade man a’adaaho wa albisho dir-a’kal haseenata wa huffahu be-malaaa-ekate haffaa. allaahumma wa ballighho af-zala maa ballaghtal qaaa-emeena be-qisteka min atbaa-i’n nabiyyeen. allaahummash a’b behis sad-a’ war tuq behil fatqa wa amit behil jawra wa azhir behil a’dla wa zayyin be-toole baqaaa-ehil arza wa ayyidho bin-nasre wan surho bir ro’be waf tah lahu fathan yaseeran waj a’l lahu min ladunka a’laa a’duwweka wa a’duwwehi sultaanan naseeraa. allaahummaj a’lhul qaaa-emal muntazara wal emaamal lazee behi tantasero wa ayyidho be-nasrin a’zeezin wa fathin qareebin wa warrisho mashaareqal arze wa maghaarebahal latee baarakta feehaa wa ahye behi sunnata nabiyyeka salawaatoka a’layhe wa aalehi hattaa laa yastakhfeya be-shayin menal haqqe makhaafata ahadin menal khalqe wa qawwe naaserahu wakh zul khaazelahu wa damdim a’laa man nasaba lahu wa dammir man ghashsha. allaahumma waq tul behi jabaaberatal kufre wa o’modahu wa da-a’aa-emahu wa qowaama behi waq sim behi ro-oosaz zalaalate wa saare-a’tal bid-a’te wa momeetatas sunnate wa moqawweyatal baatele wa azlil behil jabbaareena wa abir behil kaafereena wal Monaafeqeena wa jamee-a’l mulhedeena hayso kaanoo wa ayna kaanoo min mashaareqil arze wa maghaarebehaa wa barrehaa wa bahrehaa wa sah-lehaa wa jabalehaa hattaa laa ta-da-a’ minhum dayyaaran wa laa tub-qeya lahum aasaaraa. allaahumma wa tahhir minhum belaadaka wa wash fe minhum e’baadaka wa a-i’zza behil moameneena wa ahye behi sonanal mursaleena wa daaresa hekamin nabiyyeena wa jaddid behi maa moh-yee min deeneka wa buddela min hukmeka hattaa to-e’eda deenaka behi wa a’laa yadayhe ghazzan jadeedan saheehan mah-zan laa e’waja feehe wa laa bid-a’ta ma-a’hu hattaa toneera be-a’dlehi zolamal jawre wa tut-fe-ya behi neeraanal kufre wa tuzhera behi ma-a’aqedal haqqe wa majhoolal a’dle wa too-zeha behi mush-kelaatil hukm. allaahumma wa innahu a’bdokal lazis takh-las-tahu le-nafseka was tafaytahu min khalqeka was tafaytahu a’laa e’baadeka waa tamantahu a’laa ghaybeka wa a’samtahu menaz zonoobe wa barraa-tahu menal o’yoobe wa tahhar-tahu (menar rijse) wa sarraf-tahu a’nid danase wa sallam-tahu menar raybe. allaahumma fa-innaa nash-hado lahu yawmal qeyaamate wa yawma holoolit taam-mate annahu lam yaz-nib wa lam yaa-te hooban wa lam yar-takib laka ma’seyatan wa lam yo-zayye’ laka taa-a’tan wa lam yah-tik laka hurmatan wa lam yobaddil laka fareeza-tan wa lam yo-ghayyer laka sharee-a’tan wa annahul emaamut taqiyyul haadil mahdiyyut taaherut taqiyyul wafiyyur raziyyuz zakiyy. allaahumma fa-salle a’layhe wa a’laa aabaaa-ehi wa a-a’-tehi fee nafsehi wa wuldehi wa ahlehi wa zurriyyatehi wa ummatehi wa ja-mee-e’ ra-i’yyatehi maa toqirro behi a’ynahu wa tasurro behi nafsahu wa taj-ma-o’ lahu mulkal mumlakaate kullehaa qareebehaa wa ba-e’edehaa wa a’zeezehaa wa zaleelehaa hattaa yuj-reya huk-mahu a’laa kulle hukmin wa yagh-leba be-haqqehi kulla baatel. allaahummas luk benaa a’laa yadayhe minhaajal hodaa wal ma-hajjatal u’zmaa wat tareeqatal wustal latee yar-je-o’ elayhal ghaalee wa yal-haqo behat taalee. allaahumma wa qawwenaa a’laa taa-a’tehi wa sabbit-naa a’laa ma-shaa-ya-a’tehi, wam nun a’laynaa be-mo-taa-ba-a’tehi, waj a’lnaa fee hizbehil qawwaameena be-amrehi, as-saabereena ma-a’hu, at-taalebeena rezaaka be-monaa-sahatehi, hattaa tah-shoranaa yawmal qeyaamate fee ansaarehi wa a-a’waanehi wa moqawweyate sultaanehi. allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin, waj a’l zaaleka lanaa khaalesan min kulle shakkin wa shub-hatin wa re-yaaa-in wa sum-a’tin, hattaa laa na’tamedo behi ghay-rak, wa laa natloba behi illaa waj-hak, wa hattaa to-hillanaa ma-hallahu, wa taj-a’lanaa fil jannate ma-a’hu, wa laa tab-talenaa fee amrehi menas saa-mate wal kasale wal fatrate wal fa-shale, waj a’lnaa mimman tan-tasero behi le-deeneka wa to-i’zzo behi nasra waliyyeka wa laa tas-tab-dil benaa ghay-ranaa fa-innas tib-daala laka benaa ghay-ranaa a’layka yaseer, wa howa a’laynaa kabeer. innaka a’laa kulle shay-in qadeer. allaahumma salle a’laa wolaate o’hoodehi, wa balligh-hum aamaalahum, wa zid fee aajaalehim wan surhum wa tammim lahum maa as-nad-ta elayhim min amre deeneka, waj a’lnaa lahum a-a’waanan, wa a’laa deeneka ansaaran, wa salle a’laa aabaaa-ehit taahereenal a-immatir raa-sheedeen. allaahumma fa-innahum ma-a’adeno kalemaatek. wa khuzzaano i’lmek, wa wolaato amreka, wa khaalesatoka min e’baadek, wa kheyarateka min khalqek, wa awleyaaa-oka wa salaaa-elo awle-yaa-eka, wa safwatoka wa awlaade asfeyaaa-ek, salawaatoka wa rahmatoka wa barakaatoka a’layhim ajma-e’en. allaahumma wa shora-kaa-ohu fee amrehi, wa mo-a’awenooho a’laa taa-a’tekal lazeena ja-a’ltahum hisnahu wa selaahahu wa maf-za-a’hu wa unsahul lazeena saloo a’nil ahle wal awlaade, wa ta-jaa-fawul watana, wa a’t-talul wa-seera menal mehaade, qad rafazoo tejaaraatehim, wa azarroo be-ma-a’a-yeshehim wa foqedoo fee andeyatehim be-ghayre ghay-batin a’n mis-rehim wa haalaful ba-e’eda mimman a’azadahum a’laa amrehim, wa khaala-ful qareeba mimman sudda a’n wijhatehim, waa talafoo ba’dat tadaa-bore wat taqaa-to-e’ fee dahrehim, wa qa-ta-u’l asbaabal muttaselata be-a’ajele hotaamin menad dunyaa. fa-j-a’lhomul laahumma fee hir-zeka wa fee zille kanafeka, wa rudda a’nhum baa-sa man qasada elayhim bil-a’daawate min khalqek, wa aj-zil lahum min da’wateka min kefaayateka wa ma-o’onateka lahum, wa taa-yeedeka wa nasreka iyyaahum, maa to-e’enohum behi a’laa taa-a’tek, wa az-hiq be-haqqehim baatela man araada it-faa-a noorek, wa salle a’laa mohammadin wa aaleh, wam laa behim kulla o-foqin menal aafaaqe, wa qutrin menal aqtaare qistan wa a’dlan wa rahmatan wa fazlan wash kur lahum a’laa hasabe karameka wa joodeka, wa maa ma-nanta behi a’lal qaa-emeena bil-qiste min e’baadek, waz khar lahum min sawaabeka maa tur-fa-o’ lahum behid darajaate, innaka taf-a’lo maa ta-shaaa-o wa tah-komo maa toreedo, aameena rabbal a’alameen.

O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad and defend Your friend and representative – a decisive argument for mankind, Your mouthpiece who speaks on behalf of You with Your permission, the speaker with Your wisdom, Your eye that sees upon Your creatures, the witness on Your servants, the master, the struggler (for the sake of Allah), the hard-working, Your servant, who seeks Your protection. O Allah! Keep him safe from the evil schemes which You created and made, and originated and that which You established and formed, and protect him from that which is there in his presence, from that which comes from behind, and from that which comes from his right and from that which comes from his left, and from that which comes from above and from that which comes from beneath, with Your thorough safety that preserves the one on which it is practiced from any loss, and keep Your Messenger, and vicegerent of Your Messenger, and his (Imam al-Mahdi) father’s safe through saving him, they are verily the guides and the pillars of Your religion, Your blessings be upon them all. and include him with Your deposit that never loses, and with Your vicinity that is never despised and with Your protection and power that are never defeated and who takes asylum in it, and make him under Your protection which is invulnerable for the one who is put under it, grant him victory with Your insuperable victory, and aid him with Your superior weaponry and strengthen him with Your strength and put Your angels at his disposal. O Allah! Support him whoever support him and be the enemy of him whoever opposes him and dress him Your fortified armor and make the angels surround him. O Allah! And make him attain the best of that which You grant to the worshippers with Your justice from the followers of the prophets. O Allah! Through him patch up the differences of opinion, bring into order confusion, eradicate oppression, manifest justice, adorn the earth by a lengthy life for him, support him with victory, grant him triumph by means of horror, and give him a nigh victory. And delegate him upon Your enemy and his ememy Your controlling authority. O Allah! Make him the upright, the awaited, and the Imam whom You will take up for backing, and support him with precious victory, and approaching triumph, and make him inherit the east of the earth and its west, wherein there are blessings, and give life to the norms of Your Prophet through him, Your blessings be upon him and his progeny, so that he will not have to hide any item of truth for fear of any of the creatures, and reinforce his supporters, and thwart his disappointers, and crush those who lay traps for him, and destroy those who cheat him. O Allah! And through him kill the chiefs, pillars, supports and maintainers of infidelity, and though him crush the heads of deviation and the innovators of heresies, and the eradicators of the sunnah and the backers of wrong, and through him humiliate the haughty tyrants, and through him terminate the infidels and the hypocrites and all the atheists wherever they are – in the east or west of the world, on the lands or in oceans, in plains or on mountains, until you will not leave a single one of them and you will not even leave a single trace of them. O Allah! And clear up your lands from them, and heal your servants’ hearts from them, and strengthen the faithful believers, and through him, revive the commands of the Messengers and the rules of the prophets that were obliterated, and renew though him the signs of your religion that were erased and your judgments that were destroyed, until you restore your religion through him and at his hands as new, fresh, sound as it is, pure. Free from loopholes and heresies, until You illumine the murk of unfairness by means of his justice, extinguish the fires of atheism through him, and manifest the positions of truth and concealed justice, and elucidate the difficulties of commands through him. O Allah! And he is verily Your servant whom You have saved for Yourself, and You have chosen him from Your creation, and selected him upon Your servants, and entrusted him upon Your unseen, and You have protected him against sins, and You have cleaned him from any defect, and You have purified him (from filth), and You have expedited him from dirth and kept him away from doubt. O Allah! We will verily testify to him on the day of resurrection and on the day when the overwhelming event that he did not commited offense, nor did he arrived with a sin, nor did he do any act of disobedience for You, nor did he miss any act of obedience to You, nor did he violate any sanctified thing for You, nor did he distort any precept for You, nor did he change any law for You, and he is verily the leader, the pious, the guide, the guided, the pure, the upright, the satisfied, the righteous. O Allah! Then send blessings upon him and upon his forefathers, give him what he wishes regarding his own self, and his sons and his family and his offspring and his nation and all of his subjects all that which make him delighted and all that which please him and put under sphere of influence of all kingdoms, the near and the remote, the powerful and the weak until you cause his rule to prevail on every rule and his right (issue) will overcome all wrong ones. O Allah! Lead us, at his hands, to the course of guidance and to the greatest path and the equitable way of life to which will come back (repentant) those who had gone too far and catch up those who had fallen down. O Allah! Encourage us to carry out the acts of obedience to him and make us stand firmly in following him and give us the favor of the adherence to him and include us with his group who achieve his commands and who are steadfast and who are seeking his pleasure by leading to him. So that you will gather us on the resurrection day with his supporters and his backers and those who consolidate his authority. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, and make us do all these things without any doubt or confusion or ostentation or seeking reputation, so that we will rely upon none save you, and we will seek none save your sake, and you will put us up in his vicinity and you will place us with him in paradise, and try us not in his command weariness, laziness and lethargy and failure, and include us with those whom you take up for backing your religion, and whom you take up for increase the victory of your saint. And put not others in our places for it is easy for You to put others in our places, but it is great difficult for us if You do it, for You verily have power over all things. O Allah! Send blessing upon his representatives, and fulfill their wishes, and increase their ages, and render them victorious, and make perfect for them that which props them in carrying out the commands of Your religion, and make us their helpers, and the supporters of Your religion, and send blessings upon his purified fore-fathers, the guided leaders. O Allah! For they are the sources of Your words, and the treasures of your knowledge, and the ones in authority of Your command, and the well-chosen ones among Your creatures, and Your saints and the offspring of Your saints, and Your selected ones and the offspring of Your selected ones, Your peace and Your mercy and Your blessings be upon them all. O Allah! They are partners in His command, and helpers in obeying You, those who are made His protection, and His weapon, and His sanctuary, and His intimacy, those were prevented from their family and children, and were deported from homeland, and were restricted from cozy resting place, their business was denied, their livelihood was damaged, they were deprived of their relatives without being away from their countries (i.e. they were kept in recluse), and they opposed the distant ones, those who helped them in their affair, and they opposed the near ones, those who prevented them from their affair, and they joined after plotting, and they discontinued in their era, and they disconnected the continued means with immediate fragments of the world. Then make them O Allah! As under Your shelter and under the shadow of Your protection, and repel from them calamity that is intended towards them by the enemity from Your creature, and magnify for them from Your call, from Your security and Your aid for them, and Your support and Your help for them, what they have helped on Your obedience, and make falsehood vanish by their right those who intend to extinguish Your light, and send blessings upon Muhammad and his progeny, and fill with them all horizon from the horizons, and diameter from the diameters, equity and justice and mercy and favour and thank them according to Your generosity and openhandedness, whatever You have favoured upon the established authority with justice from Your servants, and hoard for them from Your rewards that raised them in grades, surely You do what You wish and order what You desire, so be it, Lord of the Worlds.0

Sayed Raziuddin Ibn Taaoos (r.a.) says that there is a supplication in this tradition which did not exist in the earlier one. So if you want to become one of the fortunate ones then recite this supplication with elegant manner before Almighty Allah.0

Kaf’ami writes in al-Misbaah: Yunus Ibn Abdul Rahman, on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) narrates that he (a.s.) always recommended to recite this supplication for Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.): اَللّٰهُمَّ ادْفَعْ عَنْ وَلِيِّكَ وَ خَلِيْفَتَكَ... he (a.s.) would recite this supplication till the sentence وَ هُوَ عَلَيْنَا كَبِيْرٌ then he (a.s.) added this portion:

اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى وُلَاةِ عَهْدِهٖ وَ الْاَئِـمَّةِ مِنْ بَعْدِهٖ وَ بَلِّغْهُمْ آمَالَهُمْ وَ زِدْ فِيْ آجَالِهِمْ وَ اَعِزَّ نَصْرَهُمْ وَ تَـمِّمْ لَهُمْ مَا اَسْنَدْتَ اِلَيْهِمْ مِنْ اَمْرِكَ لَهُمْ وَ ثَبِّتْ دَعَآئِـمَهُمْ وَ اجْعَلْنَا لَهُمْ اَعْوَانًا وَ عَلٰى دِيْنِكَ اَنْصَارًا فَاِنَّهُمْ مَعَادِنُ كَلِمَاتِكَ وَ خُزَّانُ عِلْمِكَ وَ اَرْكَانُ تَوْحِيْدِكَ وَ دَعَآئِمُ دِيْنِكَ وَ وُلَاةُ اَمْرِكَ وَ خَالِصَتُكَ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ وَ صَفْوَتُكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ وَ اَوْلِيَآؤُكَ وَ سَلَآئِلُ اَوْلِيَآئِكَ وَ صَفْوَةُ اَوْلَادِ نَبِيِّكَ وَ السَّلَامُ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهٗ.

allaahumma salle a’laa wolaate a’hdehi wal a-immate min ba’dehi wa balligh-hum aamaaa-lahum wa zid fee aaajaalehim wa a-i’zz nasrahum wa tammim lahum maa as-nad-ta elayhim min amreka lahum wa sabbit da-a’aa-emahum waj a’lnaa lahum a-a’waanan wa a’laa deeneka ansaaran fa-innahum ma-a’adeno kalemaateka wa khuzzaano i’lmeka wa arkaano tawheedeka wa da-a’aa-emo deeneka wa wolaato amreka wa khaalesatoka min e’baadeka wa safwatoka min khalqeka wa aw-leyaaa-oka wa salaaa-elo awle-yaaa-eka wa safwato awlaade nabiyyeka was salaamo a’layhim wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.

O Allah! Send blessings upon his representatives and the leaders after him, make them attain their wishes, increase their lifetimes, support their victory, make perfect for them Your orders that You bid them to carry out, strengthen their pillars, and make us their helpers and supporters of Your religion. They are the essence of Your Words, the hoarders of Your knowledge, the pillars of the profession of Your Oneness, the posts of Your religion, the authorities of Your commands, the choices over Your servants, the well-chosen ones from among Your creatures, the vicegerents of You, the offspring of Your vicegerents, and the selected descendants of Your Prophet. Peace be upon him and them. May the mercy and blessings of Allah be on you.0

(3) Supplication to be Resurrected With Imam Reza (a.s.)

اَللّٰهُمَّ اَعْطِنِي الْهُدٰى وَ ثَبِّتْنِيْ عَلَيْهِ آمِنًا اَمْنَ مَنْ لَا خَوْفَ عَلَيْهِ وَ لَا حُزْنَ وَ لَا جَزَعَ اِنَّكَ اَهْلُ التَّقْوٰى‏ وَ اَهْلُ الْمَغْفِرَةِ.

ALLAAHUMMA A-A’TE-NIL HODAA WA SABBIT-NEE A’LAYHE AAMENAN AMNA MAN LAA KHAWFA A’LAYHE WA LAA HUZNA WA LAA JA-ZA-A’ INNAKA AHLUT TAQWAA WA AHLUL MAGHFERAH.

O my Lord! Grant me guidance, and establish me firm while I am safe and secure as someone who has no fears. You foster piety and forgiveness.

Whoever makes it his habit to recite this supplication would be resurrected along with Imam Reza (a.s.).0

(4) Supplication to be Resurrected With Ahlulbait (a.s.)

Ismail Ibn Sahl narrates that he requested Imam Reza (a.s.) to teach him such a supplication, by virtue of which, he could get the company of the Imam (a.s.) and his family in this world as well as in the hereafter. He (a.s.) wrote:

Recite Surah Qadr abundantly and keep your lips fresh with the seeking forgiveness excessively.”0

(5) Supplication Seeking Forgiveness – While Listening Azan of Morning and Maghrib

Abbas (servant of Imam Reza (a.s.)) says: I heard my master saying:

Whoever listens the azan of Morning and Maghrib should recite this supplication then if he dies that night he would depart this world penitenced and would enter paradise.”

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيْ‏ اَسْاَلُكَ بِاِقْبَالِ نَهَارِكَ وَ اِدْبَارِ لَيْلِكَ وَ حُضُوْرِ صَلَوَاتِكَ وَ اَصْوَاتِ دُعَآئِكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تَتُوْبَ عَلَيَّ اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيْمُ.

allaahumma innee as-aloka be-iqbaale nahaareka wa idbaare layleka wa hozoore salawaateka wa aswaate do-a’aa-eka an tosalleya a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wa an tatooba a’layya innaka antat tawwaabur raheem.

O Allah! I ask You on behalf of Your morning and Your night, and the voice of Your callers that You send Blessings upon Muhammad and his Household and that You forgive me as You are the Forgiver, the Merciful.0

(6) Supplication Recited Everyday Between Iqamah And Salaat

Abdul Rahman Ibn Najraan narrates on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) that he (a.s.) advised to recite this supplication everyday between Iqamah and Salaat:

اَللّٰهُمَّ رَبَّ هٰذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ التَّآمَّةِ وَ الصَّلَاةِ الْقَآئِمَةِ بَلِّغْ مُحَمَّدًا صَلَّي اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِهِ الدَّرَجَةَ وَ الْوَسِيْلَةَ وَ الْفَضْلَ وَ الْفَضِيلَةَ بِاللهِ اَسْتَفْتِحُ وَ بِاللهِ اَسْتَنْجِحُ وَ بِـمُحَمَّدٍ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ اَتَوَجَّهُ. اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اجْعَلْنِي بِهِمْ عِنْدَكَ وَجِيْهًا فِيْ الدُّنْيَا وَ الْاٰخِرَةِ وَ مِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِيْنَ.‏

allaahumma rabba haazehid da’watit taam-mate was salaatil qaaa-emate balligh mohammadan sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehid darajata wal waseelata wal fazla wal fazeelata bil-laahe astafteho wa bil-laahe astanjeho wa be-mohammadin rasoolil laahe wa aale mohammadin atawajjaho. allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin waj a’lnee behim i’ndaka wajeehan fid dunyaa wal aakherate wa menal moqarrabeen.

O Allah! Lord of this perfect supplication and established prayer, assign to Muhammad, may Allah bless him and his progeny, the rank, right of mediation, excellence, and advantage. With Allah do I commence, from Allah do I seek success, and in the name of Muhammad, may Allah bless him and his progeny, do I turn my face (towards Allah). O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, and, in their names, make me worthy of regard in this world and in the Hereafter, and of those drawn near to You.0

(7) Supplication for the Eighth Hour Daily

Everyday, the eighth hour0 is dedicated to Imam Reza (a.s.). Recite this supplication at this hour:

يَا خَيْرَ مَدْعُوٍّ يَا خَيْرَ مَنْ اَعْطٰى يَا خَيْرَ مَنْ سُئِلَ يَا مَنْ اَضَآءَ بِاسْمِهٖ ضَوْءَ النَّهَارِ وَ اَظْلَمَ بِهٖ ظُلْمَةُ اللَّيْلِ وَ سَالَ بِاسْمِهٖ وَابِلُ السَّيْلِ وَ رَزَقَ اَوْلِيَآئَهٗ كُلَّ خَيْرٍ يَا مَنْ عَلَا السَّمَاوَاتِ نُوْرُهٗ وَ الْاَرْضَ ضَوْؤُهٗ وَ الشَّرْقَ وَ الْغَرْبَ رَحْمَتُهٗ يَا وَاسِعَ الْـجُوْدِ اَسْاَلُكَ بِـحَقِّ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوْسٰى الرِّضَا عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ وَ اُقَدِّمُهٗ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَوَآئِـجِيْ وَ رَغْبَتِيْ اِلَيْكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تَكْفِيَنِيْ بِهٖ وَ تُنْجِيَنِيْ مِـمَّا اَخَافُهٗ وَ اَحْذَرُهٗ فِيْ جَمِيْعِ اَسْفَارِيْ وَ فِيْ الْبَرَارِيْ وَ الْقِفَارِ وَ الْاَوْدِيَةِ وَ الْآكَامِ وَ الْغِيَاضِ وَ الْـجِبَالِ وَ الشِّعَابِ وَ الْبِحَارِ يَا وَاحِدُ يَا قَهَّارُ يَا عَزِيْزُ يَا جَبَّارُ يَا سَتَّارُ وَ اَنْ تَفْعَلَ بِيْ كَذَا وَ كَذَا.

yaa khayra mad-o’owin yaa khayra man a-a’taa yaa khayra man so-ela yaa man a-zaaa-a bismehi zaw-an nahaare wa azlama behi zulmatul layle wa saala bis-mehi waabelus sayle wa razaqa awleyaaa-ahu kulla khayrin yaa man a’las samaawaate noorohu wal arza zaw-ohu wash sharqa wal gharba rahmatohu yaa waase-a’l joode as-aloka be-haqqe a’liyy ibne moosar rezaa a’layhis salaamo wa oqaddemohu bayna yaday hawaaa-ejee wa raghbatee elayka an tosalleya a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wa an takfeyanee behi wa tunje-yanee mimmaa akhaafohu wa ahzarohu fee jamee-e’ asfaaree wa fil baraaree wal qefaare wal awdeyate wal aakaame wal gheyaaze wal jebaale wash she-a’abe wal behaare yaa waahedo yaa qahhaaro yaa a’zeezo yaa jabbaaro yaa sattaaro wa an taf-a’la bee kazaa wa kazaa.

O Best of all besought ones! O Best of all givers! O Best of all asked ones! O He by Whose Name the light of days beams, the darkness of nights dims, the heavy rain of floods flows, and has provided His intimate servants with all prosperity! O He Whose light has gone up the heavens, Whose beam has gone up the earth, and Whose mercy has gone up the east and the west! O Ample in magnanimity, I beseech You in the name of Ali, the son of Moosa, the well-contented, peace be upon him, and I present him as my mediation for the settling of my needs, (please) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad and save me from it and rescue me from whatever I fear and whatever I avoid in all my journeys, in the forests, deserts, valleys, hills, jungles, mountains, corals, oceans. O Unique, O Forceful, O Mighty, O Compeller, O Coverer, do for me so and so.0

(8) Another Supplication at the Eighth Hour

اَللّٰهُمَّ اَنْتَ الْكَاشِفُ لِلْمُلِمَّاتِ وَ الْكَافِيْ لِلْمُهِمَّاتِ وَ الْمُفَرِّجُ لِلْكُرُبَاتِ وَ السَّامِعُ لِلْاَصْوَاتِ وَ الْمُخْرِجُ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ وَ الْمُجِيْبُ لِلدَّعَوَاتِ اَلرَّاحِمُ لِلْعَبَرَاتِ جَبَّارُ الْاَرْضِ وَ السَّمَاوَاتِ يَا وَلِيُّ يَا مَوْلٰى يَا عَلِيُّ يَا اَعْلٰى يَا كَرِيْمُ يَا اَكْرَمُ يَا مَنْ لَهُ الْاِسْمُ الْاَعْظَمُ يَا مَنْ عَلَّمَ الْاِنْسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ فَاطِرُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ وَ هُوَ يُطْعِمُ وَ لَا يُطْعَمُ. اَسْاَلُكَ بِـمُحَمَّدٍ الْمُصْطَفٰى مِنَ الْخَلْقِ الْمَبْعُوْثِ بِالْحَقِّ وَ بِاَمِيْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ الَّذِيْ اَوْلَيْتَهٗ فَاَلْفَيْتَهٗ شَاكِرًا وَ ابْتَلَيْتَهٗ فَوَجَدْتَهٗ صَابِرًا وَ بِالْاِمَامِ الرِّضَا عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوْسَى الَّذِيْ اَوْفٰى بِعَهْدِكَ وَ وَثِقَ بِوَعْدِكَ وَ اَعْرَضَ عَنِ الدُّنْيَا وَ قَدْ اَقْبَلَتْ اِلَيْهِ وَ رَغِبَ عَنْ زِيْنَتِهَا وَ قَدْ رَغِبَتْ فِيْهِ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ فَقَدْ تَوَسَّلْتُ بِهِمْ اِلَيْكَ وَ قَدَّمْتُهُمْ اَمَامِيْ وَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَوَائِـجِيْ اَنْ تَهْدِيَنِيْ اِلٰى سُبُلِ مَرْضَاتِكَ وَ تُيَسِّرَ لِيْ اَسْبَابَ طَاعَتِكَ وَ تُوَفِّقَنِيْ لِاِبْتِغَآءِ الزُّلْفَةِ بِـمُوَالَاةِ اَوْلِيَآئِكَ وَ اِدْرَاكِ الْـحَظْوَةِ مِنْ مُعَادَاةِ اَعْدَائِكَ وَ تُعِيْنَنِيْ عَلٰى اَدَاءِ فَرَآئِضِكَ وَ اسْتِعْمَالِ سُنَّتِكَ وَ تُوَفِّقَنِيْ عَلَى الْمَحَجَّةِ الْمُؤَدِّيَةِ اِلَى الْعِتْقِ مِنْ عَذَابِكَ وَ الْفَوْزِ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ.‏

allaahumma antal kaashefo lil-molimmaate wal kaafee lil-mohimmaate wal mofarrejo lil-korobaate was saame-o’ lil-aswaate wal mukhrejo menaz zolomaate wal mojeebo lid-da-a’waate ar-raahemo lil-a’baraate jabbarul arze was samaawaate yaa waliyyo yaa mawlaa yaa a’liyyo yaa a-a’laa yaa kareemo yaa akramo yaa man lahul ismul a-a’zamo yaa man a’llamal insaana maa lam ya’lam faaterus samaawaate wal arze wa howa yut-e’mo wa laa yut-a’m. as-aloka be-mohammadenil mustafaa menal khalqil mab-o’ose bil-haqqe wa be-ameeril moameneenal lazee awlaytahu fa-alfaytahu shaakeran wab talaytahu fa-wajad-tahu saaberan wa bil-emaamir rezaa a’liyy ibne moosal lazee awfaa be-ahdeka wa waseqa be-wa’deka wa a-a’raza a’nid dunyaa wa qad aq-balat elayhe wa ragheba a’n zeenatehaa wa qad ra-ghebat feehe an tosalleya a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin faqad tawassalto behim elayka wa qaddamtohum amaamee wa bayna yaday hawaa-ejee an tahdeyanee elaa sobole marzaateka wa toyassera lee asbaaba ta-a’teka wa towaffeqanee le-ibte-ghaaa-iz zulfate be-mowaalaate awleyaaa-eka wa idraakil hazwate min mo-a’adaate a-a’daa-eka wa to-e’enanee a’laa adaa-e faraa-ezeka was te’maale sunnateka wa fowaffeqanee a’lal mahajjatil mo-addeyate elal i’tqe min a’zaabeka wal fawze be-rahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeen.

O Allah! You are Reliever from the disasters, Sufficient for necessities, Reliever of sorrows, Listener of voices, Deliverer from the darkness, Succourer for the appealer, He who shows compassion when tears are shed, Dominant of the Earth and the Skies, O Guardian, O Master, O High, O Highest, O Bountiful, O Most Munificent, O He to whom belong the great name, O He who taught men what he knew not, the Originator of the heavens and the earth, and He feeds (others) and is not (Himself) fed. I ask You by Muhammad, the chosen one from the creatures, sent with truth, and by Ameer al-Momineen, the one You have given him then found him thankful, and inflicted him then found him patient, and by Imam al-Reza Ali, the son of Moosa, who fulfilled with Your promise, and put the trust in Your promise, and kept away from the world but it came back to him, he made detest for her adornment but indeed it wished, that You send blessings on Muhammad and his progeny, then surely I am imploring by them to You, and I prefer them to be in front of me and before me are my needs that You give me from the paths of Your satisfaction and make easy for me the sources of Your obedience and help me for seeking the friendship of your successors, accepting their recognition and enmity of Your enemies, and help me to perform Your obligatory acts and exercise Your laws and

grant me success in advancing a convincing argument that frees me from your chastisement and grant me victory by Your Mercy, O the most Merciful of the mercifuls.0

Chapter 10

Eight Divine Acts of the Week

In this chapter, eight divine acts, to be done during a week, as narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.), are mentioned.

(1) Salaat of Gift to be Performed on Sunday for Imam Raza (a.s.)

Raawandi, in his book ‘Salaat al-Hazeen’ writes that Imam Reza (a.s.) recommended:

One should perform eight units of prayer on Friday, out of which four units to be presented to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and four units to be presented to Janabe Fatema Zahra (s.a.). Present four units to Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.) on Saturday, four units to Imam Hasan (a.s.) on Sunday, four units to Imam Husain (a.s.) on Monday, four units to Imam Ali Ibn Husain (a.s.) on Tuesday, four units to Imam Mohammad Ibn Ali al-Baqir (a.s.) on Wednesday, four units to Imam Ja’far Ibn Mohammad al-Sadiq (a.s.) on Thursday. Again perform eight units prayers on Friday out of which present four units to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and four units to Janabe Fatema Zahra (s.a.), on Saturday present four units to Imam Moosa Ibn Ja’far (a.s.), on Sunday present four units to Imam Reza (a.s.), on Monday present four units to Imam Mohammmad Taqi (a.s.) and on Tuesday present four units to Imam Ali Ibn Mohammad (a.s.), while on Wednesday present four units to Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.) and on Thursday present four units to Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.).”

Recite the following supplication after each unit:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اَنْتَ السَّلَامُ وَ مِنْكَ السَّلَامُ وَ اِلَيْكَ يَعُوْدُ السَّلَامُ حَيِّنَا رَبَّنَا مِنْكَ بِالسَّلَامِ. اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّ هٰذِهِ الرَّكَعَاتِ هَدِيَّةٌ مِنِّيْ اِلٰى وَلِيِّكَ فُلَانِ بنْ فُلَانٍ. فَصَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ بَلِّغْهُ اِيَّاهَا وَ اَعْطِنِيْ اَفْضَلَ اَمَلِيْ وَ رَجَآئِيْ فِيْكَ وَ فِيْ رَسُوْلِكَ وَ فِيْهِ .

allaahumma antas salaamo wa minkas salaamo wa elayka ya-o’odus salaamo hayyenaa rabbanaa minka bis-salaam. allaahumma inna haazehir raka-a’ate hadiyyatun minnee elaa waliyyeka folaan ibne folaan. fasalle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wa balligh-ho iyyaahaa wa a-a’tenee afzala amali wa rajaaa-ee feeka wa fee rasooleka wa feehe.

O Allah! You are the peace and from You is peace and peace returns to You. Enliven us, O our Lord, with peace from You. O Allah! I have offered these rak’ats as a gift from me to Your successor so-and-so son of so-and-so.0 Then send blessings on Muhammad and on the family of Muhammad and make it reach them and give me my best hopes and expectations of You and of Your Messenger and him.

Then beseech Almighty Allah and request Him to fulfill your legitimate desires.0

(2) Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) on Wednesday

Wednesday is ascribed with the names of Imam Moosa Ibn Ja’far (a.s.), Imam Reza (a.s.), Imam Jawad (a.s.) and Imam Hadi (a.s.) recite their ziyaarat as follows:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْکُمْ يَا اَؤْلِيَآءَ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْکُمْ يَا حُـجَجَ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْکُمْ يَا نُوْرَ اللهِ فِیْ ظُلُمَاتِ الْاَرْضِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْکُمْ صَلَوَاتُ اللهِ عَلَيْکُمْ وَ عَلٰی اٰلِ بَيْتِکُمُ الطَّيِّبِيْنَ الطَّاهِرِيْنَ بِاَبِیْ اَنْتُمْ وَ اُمِّیْ لَقَدْ عَبَدْتُمُ اللهَ مُخْلِصِيْنَ وَ جَاهَدْتُمْ فِیْ اللهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهٖ حَتّٰی اَتَاکُمُ الْيَقِيْنُ فَلَعَنَ اللهُ اَعْدَآئَکُمْ مِنَ الْـجِنِّ وَ الْاِنْسِ اَجْمَعِيْنَ وَ اَنَا اَبْرَءُ اِلَی اللهِ وَ اِلَيْکُمْ مِنْهُمْ يَا مَوْلَایَ يَا اَبَا اِبْرَاهِيْمَ مُوْسَی بْنَ جَعْفَرٍ يَا مَوْلَایَ اَبَا الْـحَسَنِ عَلِیَّ بْنَ مُوْسیٰ يَا مَوْلَایَ يَا اَبَا جَعْفَرٍ مُـحَمَّدَ بْنَ عَلِیٍّ يَا مَوْلَایَ يَا اَبَا الْـحَسَنِ عَلِیَّ بْنَ مُـحَمَّدٍ اَنَا مَوْلًی لَکُمْ مُؤْمِنٌ بِسِرِّکُمْ وَ جَهْرِکُمْ مُتَضَيِّفٌ بِکُمْ فِیْ يَوْمِکُمْ هٰذَا وَ هُوَ يَوْمُ الْاَرْبَعَآءِ وَ مُسْتَجِيْرٌ بِکُمْ فَاضِيْفُوْنِیْ وَ اَجِيْرُوْنِیْ بِاٰلِ بَيْتِکُمُ الطَّيِّبِيْنَ الطَّاهِرِيْنَ.

ASSALAAMO A’LAYKUM YAA AWLEYAAA-AL LAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKUM YAA HOJAJAL LAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKUM YAA NOORAL LAAHE FEE ZOLOMAATIL ARZE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKUM SALAWAATUL LAAHE A’LAYKUM WA A’LAA AALE BAYTEKOMUT TAYYEBEENAT TAAHEREENA BE-ABEE ANTUM WA UMMEE LAQAD A’BAD-TOMUL LAAHA MUKHLESEENA WA JAAHAD-TUM FIL LAAHE HAQQA JEHAADEHi HATTAA ATAAKOMUL YAQEENO FA-LA-A’NAL LAAHO A-A’DAAA-AKUM MENAL JINNE WAL INSE AJMA-E’EN WA ANAA ABRA-O ELAL LAAHE WA ELAYKUM MINHUM YAA MAWLAAYA YAA ABAA IBRAAHEEMA MOOSABNA JAA’FARin YAA MAWLAAYA YAA ABAL HASANE A’LIY YABNA MOOSAA YAA MAWLAAYA YAA ABAA JA’FARin MOHAMMAD ABNA A’LI YAA MAWLAAYA YAA ABAL HASANE A’LIy YABNA MOHAMMADIN ANAA MAWLAN LAKUM MOMENUN BE-SIRREKUM WA JAHREKUM MOTAZAYYEFUN BEKUM FEE YAWMEKUM HAAZAA WA HOWA YAWMUL ARBA-A’Aa-E WA MUSTAJEERUN BEKUM FA-AZEEFOONEE WA AJEEROONEE BE AALE BAYTEKOMUT TAYYEBEENAT TAAHEREENA.

Peace be on you, O intimate friends of Allah! Peace be on you, O decisive arguments of Allah! Peace be on you, O light of Allah, in the midst of ignorance and disorder, widespread in the world! Peace be on you, blessings of Allah be on you, and on your pure and pious children. With my father (I am) at your disposal, and also my mother. Surely you sincerely carried out the mission of Allah, and strived in the cause of Allah, leaving no stone unturned, against heavy odds, in letter and spirit, till the inevitable came unto you. Therefore Allah condemns your enemies, whether they be men or jinn, one and all. I turn obedient, unto Allah, and you, keeping away from them. O Master! O Abu Ibrahim! Moosa son of Ja’far! O Master! O Abul Hasan! Ali son of Moosa! O Master! O Abu Ja’far! Mohammad son of Ali! O Master! O Abul Hasan! Ali son of Mohammad! I am your bondman, I truly believe in your innermost best aspects, in your evident public roles, take refuge with you, in the hours of today, your day, Wednesday, and seek your nearness, therefore receive me with open arms, let me be near you, (and near) your pure and pious children.0

(3) Another Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) on Wednesday

Allamah Majlisi (r.a.) has mentioned this salutation and benediction in the chapter of Ziyaarat of Maasoomin (a.s.) during the days of a week. As this is related to Imam Reza (a.s.) so it may be particularized to be recited on wednesday:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَى الرِّضَا الْمُرْتَضٰى سَـمِيِّ سَيِّدِ الْوَصِيِّيْنَ وَ اِمَامِ الْمُتَّقِيْنَ خَلِيْفَةِ الرَّحْمٰنِ وَ اِمَامِ اَهْلِ الْقُرْآنِ وَ صَاحِبِ التَّاْوِيْلِ وَ مَعْدِنِ الْفُرْقَانِ وَ حَامِلِ التَّوْرَاةِ وَ الْاِنْـجِيْلِ وَ اِفْنَآءِ الْـخَبِيْثَاتِ وَ الْاَبَاطِيْلِ وَ الْقَائِلِ الْفَاعِلِ وَ الْـحَاكِمِ الْعَادِلِ وَ الصَّادِقِ الْبَرِّ وَ الْـحَائِزِ الْفَخْرِ جَدُّهٗ سَيِّدُ النَّبِيِّيْنَ وَ اَبُوْهُ سَيِّدُ الْوَصِيِّيْنَ وَ اِلَيْهِ مَآبُ الْاَوَّلِيْنَ وَ الْآخِرِيْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَبَا الْـحَسَنِ عَلِيَّ بْنَ مُوسَى الرِّضَا وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهٗ اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلٰى اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ كَمَا اَكْرَمْتَهٗ بِـمُحَمَّدٍ رَسُوْلِكَ وَ جَعَلْتَهٗ فِيْ الْـحَقِّ دَلِيْلَكَ فَدَعَا اِلٰى سَبِيْلِكَ بِالْـحِكْمَةِ وَ الْمَوْعِظَةِ الْـحَسَنَةِ فَاَكْمِلْ لَهُ الْعَهْدَ وَ تَـمِّمْ لَهُ الْوَعْدَ وَ اَيِّدْهُ وَ ذُرِّيَّتَهٗ وَ اَوْلِيَآئَهٗ بِالنَّصْرِ وَ الْـجُنْدِ لِيُخَلِّصَ الدِّيْنَ بِالْـجِدِّ فَيَعْمَلَ فِيْ ذٰلِكَ بِالْـجَهْدِ وَ يُصَيِّرَ لَكَ الدِّيْنَ خَالِصًا وَ الْـحَمْدَ تَامًّا اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَيْهِ حَيًّا وَ مَيِّتًا وَ عَـجِّلْ فَرَجَنَا بِهٖ وَ بِالْوَصِيِّ مِنْ بَعْدِهٖ وَ انْصُرْهُ عَلٰى اَهْلِ طَاعَةِ الشَّيْطَانِ وَ اَعْزِزْ بِهِ الْاِيْـمَانَ وَ اَذْلِلْ بِهِ الشَّيْطَانَ.‏

assalaamo a’lar rezal murtazaa samiyye sayyedil wasiyyeen wa emaamil muttaqeen khaleefatir rahmaane wa emaame ahlil qur-aane wa saahebit taaweele wa ma’denir furqaan wa haamelit tawraate wal injeele wa ifnaaa-il khabeesaate wal abaateele wal qaa-elil faa-e’le wal haakemil a’adele was saadeqil barre wal haa-ezil fakhre jaddohu sayyedun nabiyyeena wa abooho sayyedul wasiyyeena wa elayhe ma-aaabul awwaleena wal aakhereena assalaamo a’layka yaa abal hasane a’liyy ibne moosar rezaa wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatohu allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa a’laa aale mohammadin wa kamaa akramtahu be-mohammadin rasooleka wa ja-a’ltahu fil haqqe daleelaka fa-da-a’a elaa sabeeleka bil-hikmate wal maw-e’zatil hasanate fa-akmil lahul a’hda wa tammim lahul wa’da wa ayyidho wa zurriyyatahu wa awleyaaa-ohu bin-nasre wal junde le-yokhallesad deena bil-jidde fa-ya’mala fee zaaleka bil-jahde wa yosayyera lakad deena khaalesan wal hamda taam-man allaahumma salle a’layhe hayyan wa mayyetan wa a’jjil farajanaa behi wa bil-wasiyye min ba’dehi wan surho a’laa ahle taa-a’tish shaytaane wa a-a’ziz behil eemaana wa azlil behish shaytaana.

Peace be upon al-Reza, the well-pleased, exalted chief of the Prophet’s successor, and leader of the pious ones, representative of the Beneficent, and leader of the people of the Holy Quran, the man of true interpretation, core of distinction (between the right and the wrong), the bearer of the Torah and the Gospel, destructor of the mischiefs and the vanities, instructor and doer (of action), the evenhanded judge, the truthfull good doer, the possessor of the honour, his grandfather is the chief of the messengers, and his father is the chief of the Prophet’s successor, and to him is the place of return for the first and the last. Peace be on you, O Abal Hasan Ali, son of Moosa al-Reza and mercy of Allah and his blessings. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and on the progeny of Muhammad, and like You have honoured him with Muhammad, Your Prophet and appointed him as Your truthful guide, then he called towards Your path with wisdom and fair exhortation, then complete for him the promise, then complete for him the covenant and finish for him the promise, and support him and his progeny and his friends with victory and army to purify the religion with devotion, then act in it with exertion so he renders for Your pure religion and complete praise. O Allah! Send blessings upon him when he is alive and when he dies, and expediate our relief by him and the vicegerent after him, and help him against the people of Satan, and through him honour the belief and degrade the Satan.0

(4) Solicitation for Thursday

Imam Reza (a.s.) on the authority of his forefathers, who on the authority of Imam Ali (a.s.) narrates that he said:

If anyone of you has some need, he should go after its fulfilment on Thursdays. When you leave the house, recite the end of the Chapter Aal-e-Imraan, Aayatul Kursi, Surah Qadr and Surah Hamd, since there is the fulfilment of the needs of this world and the hereafter in them.”0

(5) Supplication after Major Ablution (Ghusl) on Friday

Imam Reza (a.s.) narrates:

Performing ghusl on Friday is desirable which is equal to an obligation. Do not avoid it while you are at home or on a journey. It is enough to perform after sunrise but it is better if it is nearer to noon. Recite this supplication after performing ghusl.”

اَللّٰهُمَّ طَهِّرْنِيْ وَ طَهِّرْ قَلْبِيْ وَ انْقِ غُسْلِيْ وَ اَجْرِ عَلٰى لِسَانِيْ ذِكْرَكَ وَ ذِكْرَ نَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّي اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِہٖ وَ اجْعَلْنِيْ مِنَ التَّوَّابِيْنَ وَ مِنَ الْمُتَطَهِّرِيْنَ.

allaahumma tahhirnee wa tahhir qalbee wan qe ghuslee wa ajre a’laa lesaanee zikraka wa zikra nabiyyeka mohammadin sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi waj a’lnee menat tawwaabeena wa menal motatahhereen.

O Allah! Purify me and purify my heart, adorn my bath, and make Your remembrance and remembrance of Your prophet Muhammad, peace of Allah be on him and his progeny, flow on my tongue. Make me amongst the repantent and the purified ones.0

If anyone forgets to perform ghusl on Friday, then have it next morning, till the time of Asr next day or whenever you recollect it.

(6) Supplication of Imam Reza (a.s.) for Friday

Imam Reza (a.s.) advised to recite this supplication at the time of noon on Friday:

لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَ اللهُ اَكْبَرُ وَ سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَ الْـحَمْدُ لِلهِ الَّذِيْ لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَدًا وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهٗ شَرِيْكٌ فِيْ الْمُلْكِ وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهٗ وَلِيٌّ مِنَ الذُّلِّ وَ كَبِّرْهُ تَكْبِيْرًا يَا سَابِغَ النِّعَمِ وَ يَا دَافِعَ النِّقَمَ يَا بَارِءَ النَّسَمِ يَا عَلِيَّ الْهِمَمِ وَ يَا مُغَشِّيَ الظُّلَمِ يَا ذَا الْـجُوْدِ وَ الْكَرَمِ يَا كَاشِفَ الضُّرِّ وَ الْاَلَمِ يَا مُوْنِسَ الْمُسْتَوْحِشِيْنَ فِيْ الظُّلَمِ يَا عَالِمًا لَا يُعَلَّمُ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ افْعَلْ بِيْ مَا اَنْتَ اَهْلُهٗ يَا مَنِ اسْمُهٗ دَوَآءٌ وَ ذِكْرُهٗ شِفَآءٌ وَ طَاعَتُهٗ غِنَآءٌ اِرْحَمْ مَنْ رَاْسُ مَالِهِ الرَّجَآءُ وَ سِلَاحُهُ الْبُكَاۗءُ سُبْحَانَكَ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ يَا حَنَّانُ يَا مَنَّانُ يَا بَدِيْعَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ يَا ذَا الْـجَلَالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ.‏

laa elaaha illal laaho wal laaho akbaro wa subhaanal laahe wal hamdo lillaahil lazee lam yattakhiz waladan wa lam yakun lahu shareekun fil mulke wa lam yakun lahu waliyyun menaz zulle wa kabbirho takbeeraa yaa saabeghan ne-a’me wa yaa daa-fe-a’n neqame yaa baare-an nasame yaa a’liyyal hemame wa yaa moghash-sheyaz zolame yaa zal joode wal karame yaa kaashefaz zurre wal alame yaa moonesal mustawhesheena fiz zolame yaa a’aleman laa yo-a’llamo salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin waf a’l bee maa anta ahlohu yaa manis mohu dawaaa-un wa zikrohu she-faaa-un wa taa-a’tohu ghe-naaa-un ir-ham man raaso maalehir rajaaa-o wa selaahohul bokaaa-o subhaanaka laa elaaha illaa anta yaa hannaano yaa mannaano yaa badee-a’s samaawaate wal arze yaa zal jalaale wal ikraam.

There is no god save Allah. Allah is the Most Great. Glory be to Allah. All praise be to Allah Who has not taken to Himself a son nor has He had any partner in sovereignty nor does He need any to protect Him from humiliation, and magnify Him for His greatness and glory. O Conferrer of boon amply! O Repeller of troubles! O Maker of souls! O Sublime in determinations! O Coverer [of daylight] with darkness! O Lord of magnanimity and nobility! O Remover of harm and pains! O Entertainer of those lonely in darkness! O All-knowing Who never needs teaching! (Please) send blessings on Muhammad and the household of Muhammad and do to me all that which befits You. O He Whose Name is remedy, the remembrance of Whom is cure, and the obedience to Whom is sufficiency, (please) have mercy upon him whose wealth is only hope [for You] and whose weapon is only weeping. Glory be to You. There is no god save You. O All-tender, O All-Bestower, O Fashioner of the heavens and the earth, O Lord of majesty and honor.0

(7) Recitation of Salutation (salawat) a Hundred Times on Friday

Muhammad Ibn Fuzail narrates, on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.), who on the authority of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said:

مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ مِائَةَ صَلَاةٍ قَضَى اللهُ لَهٗ سِتِّيْنَ حَاجَةً ثَلَاثُوْنَ لِلدُّنْيَا وَ ثَلَاثُوْنَ لِلْآخِرَةِ.

Whoever recites salawat one hundred times (on Friday), Almighty Allah will fulfil sixty of his invocations out of which thirty would be related to this world and thirty will be of hereafter.”0

(8) Salawat (Salutation) at the Time of Asr on Friday

This salawat is narrated by Imam Reza (a.s.). Recite this seven times after Asr salaat on Friday:

اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ الْمُصْطَفَيْنَ بِاَفْضَلِ صَلَوَاتِكَ وَ بَارِكْ عَلَيْهِمْ بِاَفْضَلِ بَرَكَاتِكَ وَ السَّلَامُ عَلٰى اَرْوَاحِهِمْ وَ اَجْسَادِهِمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهٗ.

allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadenil mustafayna be-afzale salwaateka wa baarik a’layhim be-afzale barakaateka was salaamo a’laa arwaahehim wa ajsaadehim wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.

O Allah! bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad, the pure and the chosen ones, with the best of Your blessings, and confer upon them with the best of your favors. And peace be upon their souls and bodies; and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon them.

If Surah Qadr is recited ten times after Asr salaat on Friday, it carries abundant reward.0

Permissibility of Reciting Couplets on Friday Night and in the Month of Ramazan

Khalaf Ibn Hammaad reports that I said to Imam Reza (a.s.): ‘Our companions narrates on the authority of your forefathers that it is abominable to read couplets on Friday night and in the month of Ramazan but I wish to read the couplets for Imam Moosa Ibn Ja’far (a.s.) and now it is the month of Ramazan?’

Imam (a.s.) said:

اِرْثِ اَبَا الْحَسَنِ فِيْ لَيْلَةِ الْجُمُعَةِ- وَ فِيْ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ وَ فِيْ اللَّيْلِ وَ فِيْ سَائِرِ الْاَيَّامِ فَاِنَّ اللهَ يُكَافِئُكَ عَلٰى ذٰلِكَ.‏

Whenever you wish you may read the couplets for Imam Moosa ibn Ja’far (a.s.) on Friday night and in the month of Ramazan. Almighty Allah will reward you for this act of yours.”0

Chapter 11

Eight Months and Their Rituals

Some of the lunar months like Rajab, Zilqad and Safar are associated with Imam Reza (a.s.) and the related divine acts will be discussed in this chapter:

(1) Holy Month of Ramazan

Sermon Delivered by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) About the Holy Month of Ramazan

Shaikh Sadooq (a.r.) in his book ‘Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza (a.s.)’ narrated on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.), who on the authority of his forefathers (a.s.) that Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.) said:

One day Allah (s.w.t.)’s Prophet (s.a.w.a.) delivered a sermon and said,

O people! The month of Allah (Ramazan) has come to you with blessings, mercy, and forgiveness. This is the noblest of the months to Allah (s.w.t.). Its days are the noblest of the days. Its nights are the noblest of the nights. It is the month in which you have been invited to be Allah (s.w.t.)’s guests. You have been established as those honored by Allah (s.w.t.) in that month. Your breathing in this month is considered to be saying His Glorifications. Your sleeping in it is considered to be His worshipping, your deeds are accepted by Him and your supplications to Him are fulfilled.

Then ask Allah (s.w.t.) – your Lord – with sincere intentions and pure hearts to help you succeed in His fasting and reciting His Book. Whoever gets deprived of Allah (s.w.t.)’s forgiveness in this great month is at a real loss. Remember the thirst and hunger of the Resurrection Day by experiencing this thirst and hunger. Give charity to your poor and indigent ones; respect your elder ones; be kind with the younger ones; visit your relations of kin; watch your tongues; lower your eyes from what your eyes are forbidden to look at; and guard your ears from what your ears are forbidden to hear.

Be kind to other people’s orphans so that others may be kind to your orphans. Repent to Allah (s.w.t.) for your sins. Raise up your hands towards Him in supplication at the times of saying your prayers. These times are the noblest of the hours during which Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – looks upon His servants with Mercy, responds when they make supplications, replies to them when they call Him, and fulfills for them what they ask for.

O people! You are tied down by your deeds. Free yourselves with your supplications. Your backs are overburdened with your sins. Make them lighter with extended prostrations. Know that the Sublime Allah has sworn by His Honor that He will not punish or throw into the Fire those who pray and fall in prostration on the Day on which all the people will rise for the Lord of the Worlds.

O people! The reward with Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – for whoever provides for the breaking of the fast of any believer in this month is like that of freeing a slave and the forgiveness of all past sins.”

The people said, “O Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.a.)! Not all of us are able to do that.” Then the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, “Fend off the Fire from yourselves (by providing for the breaking of the fast of any believer) – even if it be with a piece of a date. Fend off the Fire from yourselves (by providing for the breaking of the fast of any believer) even if it be with a sip of water.

O people! Whoever is good-tempered in this month will easily cross the Bridge on the Day (of Judgment) on which one’s steps are not firm. Allah (s.w.t.) will ease the reckoning of whoever takes it easy with those whom his right hand possesses (slaves) in this month. On the Day one meets Allah (s.w.t.), Allah (s.w.t.) will withhold His Wrath from whoever controls his wickedness in this month. On the Day one meets Allah (s.w.t.), Allah (s.w.t.) will honor whoever honors an orphan in this month. On the Day one meets Allah (s.w.t.), He will shower His Mercy upon whoever maintains family ties in this month. Allah (s.w.t.) will deprive from His Mercy whoever breaks off his family ties in this month. Allah (s.w.t.) will record freedom from the Fire for whoever says one unit of recommendable prayers. The reward of whoever performs an obligatory deed in this month is seventy times that of one who performs the same deed in other months. The Balance of Deeds of whoever sends salutations upon me a lot will be more heavy on the (Judgement) Day on which the Balance of Deeds will be lighter. The reward of whoever recites one verse of the Quran in this month is like the reward of one who recites the whole Quran in other months.

O people! The gates of Paradise are open in this month. Then ask your Lord not to close them on you. And the gates of Hell are closed. Then ask your Lord not to open them upon you. Satan is chained down. Then ask your Lord not to let him overcome you.”

The Commander of the Faithful (Imam Ali) (a.s.) said, “I stood up and said, ‘O Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.a.)! What are the noblest of the deeds in this month?’ The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, “O Abul Hasan (a.s.)! The noblest of the deeds in this month are abstaining from what Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He – has forbidden.” Then the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) cried. I asked him (s.a.w.a.), “O Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.a.)! Why did you cry?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, “O Ali! I cried for what will be done to you in this month. It is as if I see you while you are praying to your Lord and the nastiest of those of old or those of later times – as nasty as he who killed the she-camel of Samood – will stand up and deliver such a blow to your head that your beard will get stained (with blood).”

The Commander of the Faithful (Imam Ali) (a.s.) said, “O Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.a.)! Will my religion remain intact in this situation?” The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, “Yes, your religion will remain intact.”

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) then added, “O Ali! Whoever kills you has indeed killed me. Whoever despises you has indeed despised me. Whoever swears at you has indeed sworn at me. This is because you are from me and just like myself. Your spirit is from my spirit. Your clay is from my clay. In fact, the Blessed the Sublime Allah has created you and me, and appointed you and me. Allah (s.w.t.) chose me for the Prophethood and chose you for the Divine Leadership. Whoever denies your Divine Leadership has, in fact, denied my Prophethood.

O Ali! You are my Trustee, the father of my grandchildren, the spouse of my daughter, the Caliph over my nation during and after my life. Your orders are just like my orders. Your admonishing is just like my admonishing. I swear by Him who has appointed me to the Prophethood and established me as the best of the people that you are Allah (s.w.t.)’s Proof for His creatures, the one entrusted with His Secrets and His Successor over His servants.”0

Excellence of the Month of Ramazan in the Narrations of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn Abi Nasr quotes on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) who said:

Perfroming of Umrah in the month of Ramazan has the status of performing Hajj. Observing E’tekaaf (retiring in seclusion) near the holy grave of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) in Masjid-e-Nabawi for one day is equal to a Hajj and Umrah. Whoever goes on pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Husain (a.s.) in the month of Ramazan and spends the remaining ten days in E’tekaaf it is as if he has performed E’tekaaf near the holy grave of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and E’tekaaf near the holy grave of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) is better than performing obligatory Hajj and Umrah.”0

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

Whoever goes on pilgrimage to the shrine of Imam Husain (a.s.) in the month of Ramazan he should try to cease sleeping on the night of 23rd of Ramazan. This night is known as ‘Laylatul Johni’ because there is possibility of it being Shab-e-Qadr (Night of Power). The minimum duration of E’tekaaf is one hour between the prayers of Maghrib and Isha and whoever performs E’tekaaf in this one hour he has done his duty.”0

An Important Supplication Of Sahr (dawn) In The Month Of Ramazan

Imam Reza (a.s.) said:

This is the supplication which was recited by Imam Mohammad Baqir (a.s.) at the time of sahr (dawn) in the month of Ramazan and he (a.s.) advised:

Should the people know the superiority and quick answering of this supplication then they would try to posses it by fighting with sword.

The Almighty Allah may choose anyone to shower His blessings for this.

It would be true if I swear that the chief names of Almighty Allah exist in this supplication. So recite this supplication with complete humility and sincerity. It belongs to the concealed knowledge and hide it from others except those of able and knowledgeable persons. The hypocrites and rejectors of righteousness do not deserve for it and that is Dua-e-Mubaahelah:

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ بَہَآئِکَ بِاَبْہَاہُ وَ کُلُّ بَہَآئِکَ بَہِیٌّ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِبَہَآئِکَ کُلِّہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ جَمَالِکَ بِاَجْمَلِہٖ وَ کُلُّ جَمَالِکَ جَمِیْلٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِـجَمَالِکَ کُلِّہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ جَلَالِکَ بِاَجَلِّہٖ وَ کُلُّ جَلَالِکَ جَلِیْلٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِـجَلاَلِکَ کُلِّہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ عَظَمَتِکَ بِاَعْظَمِہَا وَ کُلُّ عَظَمَتِکَ عَظِیْمَۃٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِعَظَمَتِکَ کُلِّہَا. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ نُوْرِکَ بِاَنْوَرِہٖ وَ کُلُّ نُوْرِکَ نَیِّرٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِنُوْرِکَ کُلِّہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ رَحْمَتِکَ بِاَوْسَعِہَا وَ کُلُّ رَحْمَتِکَ وَاسِعَۃٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِرَحْمَتِکَ کُلِّہَا. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ کَلِمَاتِکَ بِاَتَـمِّہَا وَ کُلُّ کَلِمَاتِکَ تَآمَّۃٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِکَلِمَاتِکَ کُلِّہَا. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ کَمَالِکَ بِاَکْمَلِہٖ وَ کُلُّ کَمَالِکَ کَامِلٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِکَمَالِکَ کُلِّہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ اَسْمَآئِکَ بِاَکْبَرِہَا وَ کُلُّ اَسْمَآئِکَ کَبِیْرَۃٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِاَسْمَآئِکَ کُلِّہَا. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ عِزَّتِکَ بِاَعَزِّہَا وَ کُلُّ عِزَّتِکَ عَزِیْزَۃٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِعِزَّتِکَ کُلِّہَا. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ مَشِیَّتِکَ بِاَمْضَاہَا وَ کُلُّ مَشِیَّتِکَ مَاضِیَۃٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِـمَشِیَّتِکَ کُلِّہَا. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ قُدْرَتِکَ بِالْقُدْرَۃِ الَّتِی اسْتَطَلْتَ بِہَا عَلٰی کُلِّ شَیْءٍ وَ کُلُّ قُدْرَتِکَ مُسْتَطِیْلَۃٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِقُدْرَتِکَ کُلِّہَا. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ عِلْمِکَ بِاَنْفَذِہٖ وَ کُلُّ عِلْمِکَ نَافِذٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِعِلْمِکَ کُلِّہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ قَوْلِکَ بِاَرْضَاہُ وَ کُلُّ قَوْلِکَ رَضِیٌّ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِقَوْلِکَ کُلِّہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ مَسَآئِلِکَ بِاَحَبِّہٰا اِلَیْکَ وَ کُلُّ مَسَآئِلِکَ اِلَیْکَ حَبِیْبَۃٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِـمَسَآئِلِکَ کُلِّہَا. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ شَرَفِکَ بِاَشْرَفِہٖ وَ کُلُّ شَرَفِکَ شَرِیْفٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِشَرَفِکَ کُلِّہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ سُلْطَانِکَ بِاَدْوَمِہٖ وَ کُلُّ سُلْطَانِکَ دَآئِمٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِسُلْطَانِکَ کُلِّہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ مُلْکِکَ بِاَفْـخَرِہٖ وَ کُلُّ مُلْکِکَ فَاخِرٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِمُلْکِکَ کُلِّہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ عُلُوِّکَ بِاَعْلَاہُ وَ کُلُّ عُلُوِّکَ عَالٍ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِعُلُوِّکَ کُلِّہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ مَنِّکَ بِاَقْدَمِہٖ وَ کُلُّ مَنِّکَ قَدِیْمٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِـمَنِّکَ کُلِّہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ آیَاتِکَ بَاَکْرَمِہَا وَ کُلُّ اٰیَاتِکَ کَرِیْمَۃٌ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِآیَاتِکَ کُلِّہَا. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِـمَا اَنْتَ فِیْہِ مِنَ الشَّاْنِ وَالْـجَبَرُوْتِ وَ اَسْئَلُکَ بِکُلِّ شَاْنٍ وَحْدَہٗ وَ جَبَرُوْتٍ وَحْدَہَا. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِـمَا تُـجِیْبُنِیْ بِہٖ حِیْنَ اَسْئَلُکَ فَاَجِبْنِیْ یَا اَللهُ، وَ افْعَلْ بِيْ كَذَا وَ كَذَا.

ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN BAHAA-EKA BE-ABHAAHO WA KULLO BAHAA-EKA BAHIYYUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-BAHAA-EKA KULLEHI. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN JAMAALEKA BE-AJMALEHI WA KULLO JAMAALEKA JAMEELUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-JAMAALEKA KULLEHI. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN JALAALEKA BE-AJALLEHI WA KULLO JALAALEKA JALEELUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-JALAALEKA KULLEHI. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN A’ZAMATEKA BE-A-A’ZAMEHAA WA KULLO A’ZAMATEKA A’ZEEMATUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-A’ZAMATEKA KULLEHAA. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN NOOREKA BE-ANWAREHI WA KULLO NOOREKA NAYYERUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-NOOREKA KULLEHI. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN RAHMATEKA BE-AWSA-E’HAA WA KULLO RAHMATEKA WAA-SE-A’TUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-RAHMATEKA KULLEHAA. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN KALEMAATEKA BE-ATAMMEHAA WA KULLO KALEMBEAATEKA TAAMMATUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-KALEMAATEKA KULLEHAA. ALLAAHUMMA INNNEE AS-ALOKA MIN KAMAALEKA BE-AKMALEHI WA KULLO KAMAALEKA KAAMELUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-KAMAALEKA KULLEHI. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN ASMAA-EKA BE-AKBAREHAA WA KULLO AS-MAA-EKA KABEERATUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-ASMAA-EKA KULLEHAA. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN I’ZZATEKA BE-A-A’ZZEHAA WA KULLO I’ZZATEKA A’ZEEZATUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-I’ZZATEKA KULLEHAA. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN MASHIYYATEKA BE-AMZAAHAA WA KULLO MASHIYYATEKA MAAZEYATUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-MASHIYYATEKA KULLEHAA. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN QUDRATEKA BIL-QUDRATIL LATIS TATALTA BEHAA A’LAA KULLE SHAY-IN WA KULLO QUDRATEKA MUSTA-TEELATUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-QUDRATEKA KULLEHAA. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN I’LMEKA BE-ANFAZEHI WA KULLO I’LMEKA NAAFEZUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-I’LMEKA KULLEHI. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN QAWLEKA BE-ARZAAHO WA KULLO QAWLEKA RAZIYYUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-QAWLEKA KULLEHI. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN MASAA-ELEKA BE-AHABBEHAA ELAYKA WA KULLO MASAA-ELEKA ELAYKA HABEEBATUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-MASAA-ELEKA KULLEHAA. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN SHARAFEKA BE-ASHRAFEHI WA KULLO SHARAFEKA SHAREEFUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-SHARAFEKA KULLEHI. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN SULTAANEKA BE-ADWAMEHI WA KULLO SULTAANEKA DAA-EMUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-SULTAANEKA KULLEHI. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN MULKEKA BE-AFKHAREHI WA KULLO MULKEKA FAAKHERUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-MULKEKA KULLEHI. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN O’LUWWKA BE-A-A’LAAHO WA KULLO O’LUWWEKA A’AL. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-O’LUWWEKA KULLEHI. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN MANNEKA BE-AQDAMEHI WA KULLO MANNEKA QADEEMUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-MANNEKA KULLEHI. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA MIN AAYAATEKA BE-AKRAMEHAA WA KULLO AAYAATEKA KAREEMATUN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BE-AAYAATEKA KULLEHAA. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BEMAA ANTA FEEHE MENASH SHAANE WAL JABAROOTE. WA AS-ALOKA BE-KULLE SHAANIN WAHDAHU wa JABAROOTIN WAHDAHAA. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BEMAA TOJEEBONEE BEHI HENA AS-ALOKA FA-AJIBNEE YAA ALLAAH, waf a’l bee kazaa wa kazaa.

O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your brilliance that beautifies, and all Your glories are radiantly brilliant. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your glories. O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your refined good that makes more handsome, and all Your refinements are gracefully beautiful. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your beauties. O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your majesty that gives grandeur, and all Your majestic powers are strongly sublime. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your powers. O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your greatness that makes great, and all Your powers are extensively important. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your influences. O Allah! I beseech You to give me from Your light that enlightens, and all Your enlightenments are luminously bright. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your lights. O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your mercy that gives much, and all Your kind leniencies are plenteously many. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your compassions. O Allah! I ask You to give from Your words that elaborate and conclude; and all Your words are complete and perfect. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your words. O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your perfection that brings to fullness, and all Your perfections are total and whole. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your perfections. O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your Names that make great, and all Your Names are important. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your Names. O Allah! I beseech You to give me from Your authority that surpasses in honor and power, and all Your authorities are rare and supreme. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your authorities. O Allah! I ask You to give from Your Will that (simultaneously) takes effect, and all Your wills are (at once) executed. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your wills. O Allah! I ask You to give from Your omnipotence which controls everything, and at all events Your omnipotence dominates. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of Your all-embracing omnipotence. O Allah! I ask You to give from Your Wisdom that pierces through and enforces, and Your Wisdom is altogether effective. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of Your Wisdom. O Allah! I ask You to give from Your promise which always is fulfilled, and all Your promises are kept and fulfilled. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your promises. O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your Channels which are most dear to You, and all that which is dear to You is most desirable. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your Channels. O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your distinctions that vie in the glory, and all Your distinctions are noble. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your distinctions. O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your sovereignty which lasts and continues forever and for all times Your sovereignty is ever-lasting. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of Your absolute sovereignty. O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your kingdom that surpasses in the glory and nobility, and in reality Your kingdom alone is the most celebrated and magnificent. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of Your unlimited kingdom. O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your highest height that exalts, and Your eminence is altogether sublime. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of Your highest sublimity. O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your bounties which always move ahead, come in advance, and all Your bounties are eternal. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of Your bounties. O Allah! I ask You to give me from Your signs which gives out freely, and all Your signs are generous. O Allah! I beseech You in the name of all Your signs. O Allah! I ask You to give me whereby You exercises absolute authority and power, I beseech You in the name of (Your) total exclusive omnipotence, and singular absolute authority. O Allah! I ask You to give me whereby You gives answer to my supplication whenever I turn to You, therefore hear my prayers O Allah! do for me so and so.

Then beseech Almighty Allah which will surely be answered Allah (s.w.t.) willing.0

A Discussion Regarding his (a.s.) Vicegerency

Imam Reza (a.s.) on 6th Day of the Month of Ramazan

Mohaddis Qummi (r.a.) said: Although apparently Ma’moon used to treat Imam Reza (a.s.) with honour and respect but as a matter of fact he was at enmity with him. According to the verse:

ہُمُ الْعَدُوُّ فَاحْذَرْہُمْ

They are the enemy, therefore beware of them.0

He was in fact had severe enimity with him as apparently he would treat him with love and friendship and with good treatment but intrinsically he would always try to bite him like snake and scorpion as is it said:

شَیْطَانُ الْفُقَہَاء فَقِیْہُ الشَّیَاطِیْن

Devil of the scholar is jurist of the devils.

Since the time Imam Reza (a.s.) had become successor he was profoundly tortured and since the day oath of allegience was executed, one of his companions said: “I was in the presence of Imam Reza (a.s.) and was very happy on his becoming the successor, he (a.s.) called me near him and said:

Do not be happy on this matter because it would not be accomplished and it will not remain as it is.”

Hasan Ibn Jahm narrates that Ma’moon called some prominent scholars, theologians and experts in Islamic laws in order to have a debate and discussion with Imam Reza (a.s.) but he (a.s.) defeated all of them and all of them accepted his superiority. When I said to him that Ma’moon tries to pay respect to you, Imam (a.s.) said:

Ibne Jahm! Do not be deceived by the apparent love and respect expressed by Ma’moon because very soon he will kill me. This is the news which has been foretold by my forefathers. Till the time I am alive, keep it a secret and do not disclose it to anyone.”

The pain, inflicted by Ma’moon’s ill treatment, was so much that Imam (a.s.) could not express it and at the end he was so much distressed that he prayed the Almighty Allah for his death. His servant Yaasir says that on each Friday he (a.s.) would go to the mosque and drenched in perspiration and dust, he would raise his hands to invoke Almighty Allah saying:

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنْ كَانَ فَرَجِیْ مِمَّا اَنَا فِیْہِ الْمَوْت، فَعَجِّلْ لِیَ السَّاعَۃَ.

O Allah! If my death is attached with the release from imprisonment, please hasten it.”

Imam Reza (a.s.) left this world in a distressed and melancolic condition. No wise person would ever imagine that a mundane person like Ma’moon – who had killed his brother Muhammad Ameen mercilessly, ordered to hang his head in his courtyard and ordered his soldiers to curse the head and collect the reward – would call Imam Reza (a.s.) from Madinah to offer vicegerency. Whereas, caliphate was the light of the eyes for Ma’moon. Also, it is said that: ‘Kingdom is barren.’ His brother Ameen was knowing this very well. Therefore, when he was arrested, he asked Ahmad Ibn Salaam: ‘Will Ma’moon assasinate me?’ Ahmad replied: ‘No, he will not kill you because he has a place for you in his heart which will prevent him from killing you.’ On this Ameen said: ‘Alas! Kingdom is barren, he does not have mercy (for it).’

In the book ‘Eejaaj al-Ahzaan’ (page 66) the letter written by Ma’moon regarding offering of vicegerency to Imam Reza (a.s.) has been mentioned and Imam (a.s.)’s supplication is also mentioned therein.

Ma’moon never wanted that the virtues and excellent qualities of Imam Reza (a.s.) should come to light which is apparent with the event when he (a.s.) was going to perform Eid prayer.

Atlast when Ma’moon noticed that the magnificience, fame, dignity, knowledge and exaltation of Imam Reza (a.s.) is growing day by day and his love is being routed in the hearts of people, the fire of emulation and jealousy started burning in his chest and he was on the look of a solution and as a result he killed Imam Reza (a.s.) with poison.

Ahmad Ibn Ali reports on the authority of Shaikh Sudooq that he said: ‘I asked Abu Salt Harawi: ‘How did Ma’moon prepare to kill Imam Reza (a.s.)? Although he was having firm belief in him and he would always express his love for him and he appointed him as his successor?’

Abu Salt said: The reason behind Mamoon for expressing his respect and regards for Imam Reza (a.s.) was because he very well knew his magnificence. He had rewarded the position of his heir apparent to him so that people could understand that he is inclined towards this world and by this way he wanted to diminish his love from the hearts of the people. But when he saw that his thrust did not work instead his respect is getting boosted, he invited prominent theologicians and scholars of many religions including Jews, Catholic, Archbishop, High Rabbi, the Hindu high Priest, followers of Zoroaster for a debate with him so that they could overcome him and when his diminution and weakness will be manifested before the people their belief in him would end. But this trick also could not work and went against his expectation and all the scholars and theologians were defeated and they accepted his superiority and magnificence.0

A Supplication of Imam Reza (a.s.) at the Time of his Vicegerency

Yaasir reports that when on the 6th day of the month of Ramazan, Imam Reza (a.s.) had to accept the vicegerency under compulsion then he (a.s.) raised his hands towards sky and I heard him praying:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ اَنِّيْ مُكْرَهٌ مُضْطَرٌّ فَلَا تُؤَاخِذْنِيْ كَمَا لَمْ تُؤَاخِذْ عَبْدَكَ وَ نَبِيَّكَ يُوسُفَ حِيْنَ وَقَعَ اِلٰى وِلَايَةِ مِصْرَ.

allaahumma innaka ta’lamo annee mukrahun muz-tarrun falaa to-aakhiznee kamaa lam to-aakhiz a’bdaka wa nabiyyaka yoosofa heena waqa-a’ elaa welaayate misr.

O Allah! You know that I am forced, compelled (to accept vicegerency) then (please) do not reproach me for it like You had not reproached Your servant and Your Prophet Yusuf when he had taken the rulership of Egypt.0

Like this, there are many testemonies which manifest that Imam Reza (a.s.) accepted the vicegerency not because of the love of Ma’moon but owing to his dirty politics and hypocrisy. Ma’moon was so much at enemity with the pious progeny of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) that he would ask help with Bani Umayyads against the Alawies (the lovers of Imam Ali (a.s.)) although they were terrible enemy of Bani Abbas. He had forbidden the Taalebiyyin to visit him and ordered them to wear black dress.0

Then Ma’moon introduced a new policy for Yemen and prevented all the movements of Shias. Ma’moon decided to send Muhammad Ibn Ibrahim Zayadi an able governer in Yemen and appointed Sulaiman Ibn Hashsham Ibn Abdul Malik as his minister.0

The new ruler Muhammad Ibn Ibrahim Zayadi captured Tahaamah and decorated the city of Zabid afresh and made it as his capital city.0 He had conquered the hearts of Yamani tribes. According to ibne Khaldoon he had utmost malice with the Alawees.0

The power of Muhammad ibn Ibrahim Ziyaadi was getting boost and he was successful in giving strength to the rule of Bani Ziyad in Yemen. This rulership used to mention the names of Abbaside caliphs and send them gifts. This rulership was recognized internally as permanent and independent.0

Muhammad Ibn Ibrahim ruled Yemen throughout his life and his relatives and sons became his successors. His relatives and slaves became the rulers which remained in their hands till 553 A.H. This rulership is said as the first permanent rulership.0

Muhammad Ibn Ibrahim ruled due to the support of Ma’moon’s one thousand soldiers including seven hundred Khorasanies. Then his rulership expanded a lot and then cities of Hazramut, Dayar, Kandah, Shahar, Barbaat, Lahaj, Aden and Falaat were also annexed in his rule.0

15th of the Month of Ramazan

Imam Reza (a.s.) narrated:

My father Moosa ibn Ja’far (al-Kazim) (a.s.), on the authority of his father Ja’far ibn Muhammad (as-Sadiq) (a.s.), on the authority of his father Muhammad ibn Ali (a.s.), on the authority of his father Ali ibn Al-Husain (a.s.), on the authority of Asma’ bint Umays, on the authority of (the Blessed Lady) Faatemah (s.a.) that she (s.a.) said, “When I became pregnant with Al-Hasan and delivered him, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) came and told Asma’ to hand him his (grand)son.

Asma’ had wrapped the baby up in yellow cloth. She took the baby and handed him over to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) put the cloth aside, and recited the call to prayer (azan) in his right ear, and the invitation to establish the prayer (eqama) in his left ear. Then the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) asked Imam Ali (a.s.), ‘What did you name my (grand)son?’

Imam Ali (a.s.) replied, ‘O Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.a.)! I have not named him before you have. However, I wish to call him Harb.’

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, ‘Neither will I name him before my Lord does.’ Then Jibraeel (a.s.) descended and said, ‘O Muhammad! The High and the Supreme sends greetings to you and says, ‘In respect to you, Ali is in the same rank that Haroon (a.s.) was to Moosa (a.s.) with the exception that there will be no Prophets after you. Name your (grand)son the same as the son of Haroon (a.s.).’’

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) asked, ‘What was the name of the son of Haroon (a.s.)?’

Jibraeel (a.s.) said, ‘Shabbar.’

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, ‘My language is Arabic.’

Jibraeel (a.s.) said, ‘Name him al-Hasan.’

Asma’ added, “Then he was named al-Hasan. After Seven days of his birth, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) sacrificed two gray sheep for him. He (s.a.w.a.) gave one leg to the midwife and one Dinar. He (s.a.w.a.) then shaved the child’s head and gave charity in the amount of silver equal to the weight of his hair. He then rubbed the baby’s head with saffron and said, ‘O Asma’! Rubbing blood on the baby’s head is one of the practices of the Age of Ignorance.’”

Asma’ added, “al-Husain was born the following year. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) came and said, ‘O Asma’! Bring me my (grand)son.’ Asma’ handed him the baby wrapped up in white cloth. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) recited the call to prayer in the baby’s right ear, and the invitation to establish the prayer in his left ear. Then the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) hugged him and started to cry.

Asma’ said, ‘O Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.a.)! May my parents be your ransom! Why are you crying?’

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) replied, ‘I am crying for this (grand)son of mine.’

Asma’ said, ‘O Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.a.)! He was just born!’

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, ‘O Asma’! After my death, oppressors will kill him. May Allah (s.w.t.) deprive them of my intercession.’

Then the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) added, ‘O Asma’! Don’t inform (the Blessed Lady) Faatemah about this since she has just delivered him.’

He (s.a.w.a.) then asked Ali (a.s.), ‘What did you name my (grand)son?’

Imam Ali (a.s.) replied, ‘O Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.a.)! I have not named him before you do. However, I wish to call him Harb.’

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, ‘Neither will I name him before my Lord does.’ Then Jibraeel (a.s.) descended and said, ‘O Muhammad! The High and the Supreme sends greetings to you and says, ‘In respect to you Ali is in the same rank that Haroon (a.s.) was to Moosa (a.s.) with the exception that there will be no Prophets after you. Name your (grand)son the same as the son of Haroon (a.s.).’

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) asked Jibraeel (a.s.), ‘What was the name of the son of Haroon (a.s.)?’

Jibraeel (a.s.) said, ‘Shabbir.’

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said, ‘My language is Arabic.’

Jibraeel said, ‘Name the baby al-Husain.’

Asma’ added, “Then he was named al-Husain. When the seventh day after his birth came, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) sacrificed two gray sheep for him. He (s.a.w.a.) gave one leg to the midwife and one Dinar. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) then shaved the child’s head and gave charity in the amount of silver equal to the weight of his hair. He (s.a.w.a.) then rubbed the baby’s head with saffron and said, ‘O Asma’! Rubbing blood on the baby’s head is one of the practices of the Age of Ignorance.’”0

Excellence of Night of Power (Shab-e-Qadr)

Imam Reza (a.s.) on the authority of his forefathers who on the authority of Imam Ali (a.s.) narrated that he (a.s.) said:

مَنْ اَحْيٰی لَيْلَةَ الْقَدْرِ غُفِرَتْ لَهٗ ذُنُوبُهٗ وَ لَوْ كَانَتْ عَدَدَ نُـجُوْمِ السَّمَاءِ وَ مَثَاقِيْلَ الْـجِبَالِ وَ مَكَايِيْلَ الْبِحَارِ.

Whoever remains awake on the night of power Almighty Allah will forgive his sins even though they would be equal to the numbers of stars on the sky, equal to the weight of the mountains and in measure equal to the rivers.”0

It has been narrated that Imam Reza (a.s.) was martyred on 14th of Ramazan. Shaikh Sudooq (a.r.), in his book ‘Oyoon-o-Akhbar Imam Reza (a.s.)’ reports that he (a.s.) was martyred on 21st of Ramazan. The reward of whomever visits the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) on both the dates consists lot of virtues.

(2) The Month Of Shawwal

Rituals to be Done on Eid al-Fitr

Fazal Ibn Shazan, on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) narrates that he (a.s.) said:

The day of Eid al-Fitr has been declared as the day of festivity so that the people could get an opportunity to meet each other and be thankful to Almighty Allah for His Blessings. So this day is the day of gathering, breaking of fast and intimacy.

As this is the first day of the year in which eating and drinking is allowed because for righteous persons the first month of the year is the month of Ramazan. Almighty Allah appreciates that on this day people should sit and arrange meetings in order to express gratitude and glorification.

In comparison to other salats there are more Takbeers in the prayer of this day. As the Takbeer has been established for understanding His greatness and glorification is for the guidance from His side and safety given by Him. As the Almighty Allah said in the Holy Quran:

وَلِتُكَبِّرُوْا اللہَ عَلٰي مَا ھَدٰىكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُوْنَ۝۱۸۵

and that you should exalt the greatness of Allah for His having guided you and that you may give thanks.0

There are twelve takbeers in two unit – seven in the first unit and five in the second unit. Do not equalize them because it is recommended to begin the obligatory prayers with seven takbeers. That is why seven takbeers have been preferred over here. Five takbeers have been established in the second unit as there are five takbeeratul ahraam in five daily prayer that is why the number of takbeer in each unit is odd.”0

Imam Reza (a.s.) proceeds to perform Eid Prayer

Ali ibn Ibrahim ibn Hashem quoted that when Yasir – the servant of Imam Reza (a.s.) – returned from Khorasan after the martyrdom of Imam Reza (a.s.) in Toos, he told me all the news about the events which had happened.

Ali ibn Ibrahim narrated that Rayyan ibn al-Salt – who was from the group of al-Hasan ibn Sahl’s – narrated a tradition: My father quoted on the authority of Muhammad ibn Arafat and Saaleh ibn Saeed al-Rashidi that all quoted the (following) news about Imam Reza (a.s.),

“When the time of the dismissed caliph (al-Ameen) was finished and Ma’moon took over the caliphate, he wrote a letter to Imam Reza (a.s.) and invited him to Khorasan. However, Imam Reza (a.s.) refused for several reasons. However, Ma’moon did not stop here and kept on insisting until Imam Reza (a.s.) got convinced that he was not going to stop. Then Imam Reza (a.s.) left for Marv when his son Abu Ja’far (a.s.) was only seven years old.

Ma’moon wrote to him instructing not to come by way of Kufa and Qum. Rather, he (a.s.) was taken to Marv by way of Basra, Ahwaz and Fars. When he arrived in Marv, Ma’moon told him to accept the ranks of Divine Leadership and caliphate. However, Imam Reza (a.s.) refused this. However, Ma’moon insisted on it a lot. This kept going on for two months, until after a lot of discussions Ma’moon suggested Imam Reza (a.s.) accept the post of the successor to the throne. He (a.s.) accepted this and told him,

(I will only accept this) upon conditions that I will state.’

Then Ma’moon said, ‘State your conditions.’ Then Imam Reza (a.s.) wrote,

I will accept the succession to the throne upon the conditions that I neither issue any orders, nor do I admonish against anything; I neither judge, nor change anything; that I be excused from all such affairs.’

Then Ma’moon accepted this. He accepted all his conditions and invited the governors, the judges, the army heads, the office workers and all the Abbasids to come and pledge allegiance to him.

He spent a lot of money and granted rewards to the army heads and satisfied them all except for three of the army heads named Eesaa al-Joloodi, Ali ibn Imran and Abu Yunus who did not accept to pledge allegiance to Imam Reza (a.s.). Then he imprisoned them. The people pledged allegiance to Imam Reza (a.s.). This was declared in writing to all the towns. Coins were issued in Imam Reza’s (a.s.) name and sermons were delivered in his name on the pulpits. Ma’moon spent lot of money in order to achieve his dirty politics.

When the Eid day came, Ma’moon sent someone after Imam Reza (a.s.) and asked him to ride to the congregation, and deliver the sermon to reassure the people, so that they would recognize his nobility and wholeheartedly attract them to this blessed government. Then Imam Reza (a.s.) sent someone to him who said,

You are aware of the conditions set between you and I in accepting this affair.’

Then Ma’moon said, ‘I only want the public, the army and the office workers to feel sure about this affair, feel secure in their hearts and recognize the nobility that Allah (s.w.t.) has granted you.’

This discussion kept going on back and forth until the Imam realized that Ma’moon