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3rd Sha'ban (4 AH)
Birth of Imam Hussain (as)
son of Imam Ali(as) & Syeda Zehra(sa)

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About this blessed day, Shaykh al-±£s¢ says in Mi¥b¡¦ al-Mutahajjid: Imam al-°usayn ibn `Al¢ (`a) was born on the third of Sha`b¡n. Abu’l-Q¡sim ibn `Al¡’ al-Hamad¡n¢, the representative of Imam al-°asan al-`Askar¢ (`a), received a document telling that our master, Imam al-°usayn ibn `Al¢ (`a), was born on the third of Sha`b¡n; therefore, you should observe fast on this day and say the following

 

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اسْالُكَ بِحَقِّ ٱلْمَوْلُودِ فِي هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ

all¡humma inn¢ as'aluka bi¦aqqi almawl£di f¢ h¡dh¡ alyawmi

O Allah, I beseech You in the name of the one born on this day,

ٱلْمَوْعُودِ بِشَهَادَتِهِ قَبْلَ ٱسْتِهْلالِهِ وَوِلادَتِهِ

almaw`£di bishah¡datih¢ qabla istihl¡lih¢ wa wil¡datih¢

the promised with martyrdom before the beginning of his lifetime and before his birth,

بَكَتْهُ ٱلسَّمَاءُ وَمَنْ فِيهَا

bakat-hu alssam¡'u wa man f¢h¡

the heavens and all their inhabitants wept for him;

وَٱلارْضُ وَمَنْ عَلَيْهَا

wal-ar¤u wa man `alayh¡

and so did the earth and those living one it

وَلَمَّا يَطَا لابَتَيْهَا

wa lamm¡ ya§a' l¡batayh¡

before his feet stepped on it,

قَتِيلِ ٱلْعَبْرَةِ

qat¢li al`abrati

the mourned slain one,

وَسَيِّدِ ٱلاسْرَةِ

wa sayyidi al-usrati

the master of the Family (of Prophet hood),

ٱلْمَمْدُودِ بِٱلنُّصْرَةِ يَوْمَ ٱلْكَرَّةِ

almamd£di bilnnu¥rati yawma alkarrati

the one who shall be backed with victory on the Day of Return,

ٱلْمُعَوِّضِ مِنْ قَتْلِهِ انَّ ٱلائِمَّةَ مِنْ نَسْلِهِ

almu`awwi¤i min qatlih¢ anna al-a'immata min naslih¢

the one whom has been awarded the favor of the Imams’ being from his offspring as recompense of his being slain,

وَٱلشِّفَاءَ فِي تُرْبَتِهِ

walshshaf¡'a f¢ turbatih¢

the one awarded the favor of the soil of his grave carrying cure,

وَٱلْفَوْزَ مَعَهُ فِي اوْبَتِهِ

walfawza ma`ah£ f¢ awbatih¢

the one awarded the favor that he will be triumphing when he will be returned

وَٱلاوْصِيَاءَ مِنْ عِتْرَتِهِ

wal-aw¥iy¡'a min `itratih¢

and the Prophet’s Successors from his offspring will be returned

بَعْدَ قَائِمِهِمْ وَغَيْبَتِهِ

ba`da q¡'imihim wa ghaybatih¢

after the advent of their Rising Imam and after his occultation

حَتَّىٰ يُدْرِكُوٱ ٱلاوْتَارَ

¦att¡ yudrik£ al-awt¡ra

so that they shall take revenge,

وَيَثْارُوٱ ٱلثَّارَ

wa yath'ar£ althth¡ra

retaliate,

وَيُرْضُوٱ ٱلْجَبَّارَ

wa yur¤£ aljabb¡ra

please the Omnipotent Lord,

وَيَكُونُوٱ خَيْرَ انْصَارٍ

wa yak£n£ khayra an¥¡rin

and be the best supporters.

صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ مَعَ ٱخْتِلافِ ٱللَّيْلِ وَٱلنَّهَارِ

¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhim ma`a ikhtil¡fi allayli walnnah¡ri

May Allah’s blessings be perpetually upon them whenever night and day succeed each other.

اَللَّهُمَّ فَبِحَقِّهِمْ إِلَيْكَ اتَوَسَّلُ

all¡humma fabi¦aqqihim ilayka atawassalu

O Allah, I thus beg You in the name of them

وَاسْالُ سُؤَالَ مُقْتَرِفٍ مُعْتَرِفٍ

wa as'alu su'¡la muqtarifin mu`tarifin

and implore You with the imploration of a sinful one who confesses of his sin,

مُسِيءٍ إِلَىٰ نَفْسِهِ

mus¢'in il¡ nafsih¢

and who has done evil to himself

مِمَّا فَرَّطَ فِي يَوْمِهِ وَامْسِهِ

mimm¡ farra§a f¢ yawmih¢ wa amsih¢

due to his violations—the past and the present.

يَسْالُكَ ٱلْعِصْمَةَ إِلَىٰ مَحَلِّ رَمْسِهِ

yas'aluka al`i¥mata il¡ ma¦alli ramsih¢

He thus beseeches You for Your protection up to the place of his grave.

اَللَّهُمَّ فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَعِتْرَتِهِ

all¡humma fa¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa `itratih¢

O Allah, (please) send blessings to Muhammad and his Offspring,

وَٱحْشُرْنَا فِي زُمْرَتِهِ

wa¦shurn¡ f¢ zumratih¢

include us with his group (on the Resurrection Day),

وَبَوِّئْنَا مَعَهُ دَارَ ٱلْكَرَامَةِ

wa bawwi'n¡ ma`ah£ d¡ra alkar¡mati

and allow us to dwell in the House of Honor with him

وَمَحَلِّ ٱلإِقَامَةِ

wa ma¦alla al-iq¡mati

and in the abode of residence.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَكَمَا اكْرَمْتَنَا بِمَعْرِفَتِهِ فَاكْرِمْنَا بِزُلْفَتِهِ

all¡humma wa kam¡ akramtan¡ bima`rifatih¢ fa-akrimn¡ bizulfatih¢

O Allah, as You have conferred upon us with the honor of our recognition of him, so (please) confer upon us with the honor of being near to him,

وَٱرْزُقْنَا مُرَافَقَتَهُ وَسَابِقَتَهُ

warzuqn¡ mur¡faqatah£ wa s¡biqatah£

bestow upon us with the bliss of accompanying him and enjoying a close rank to him,

وَٱجْعَلْنَا مِمَّنْ يُسَلِّمُ لامْرِهِ

waj`aln¡ mimman yusallimu li-amrih¢

and include us with those who submit to him totally

وَيُكْثِرُ ٱلصَّلاةَ عَلَيْهِ عِنْدَ ذِكْرِهِ

wa yukthiru al¥¥al¡ta `alayhi `inda dhikrih¢

and those who invoke Your blessings upon him whenever they mention him,

وَعَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ اوْصِيَائِهِ وَاهْلِ اصْفِيَائِهِ

wa `al¡ jam¢`i aw¥iy¡'ih¢ wa ahli a¥fiy¡'ih¢

and upon all his Successors and Selected Ones,

ٱلْمَمْدُودِينَ مِنْكَ بِٱلْعَدَدِ ٱلإِثْنَيْ عَشَرَ

almamd£d¢na minka bil`adadi al-ithnay `ashara

whom are defined by You as twelve persons,

ٱلنُّجُومِ ٱلزُّهَرِ

alnnj£mi alzzuhari

being the luminous stars,

وَٱلْحُجَجِ عَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ ٱلْبَشَرِ

wal¦ujaji `al¡ jam¢`i albashari

and the Arguments against all humankind.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَهَبْ لَنَا فِي هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ خَيْرَ مَوْهِبَةٍ

all¡humma wa hab lan¡ f¢ h¡dh¡ alyawmi khayra mawhibatin

O Allah, and (please) grant us on this day the best of grants,

وَانْجِحْ لَنَا فِيهِ كُلِّ طَلِبَةٍ

wa anji¦ lan¡ f¢hi kulla §alibatin

make all our prayers on this day responded,

كَمَا وَهَبْتَ ٱلْحُسَيْنَ لِمُحَمَّدٍ جَدِّهِ

kam¡ wahabta al¦usayna limu¦ammadin jaddih¢

just as You gifted al-Husayn to Muhammad, his grandfather,

وَعَاذَ فُطْرُسُ بِمَهْدِهِ

wa `¡dha fu§rusu bimahdih¢

just as the angel Futrus sought refuge with his (i.e. al-Husayn) cradle,

فَنَحْنُ عَائِذُونَ بِقَبْرِهِ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ

fana¦nu `¡'idh£na biqabrih¢ min ba`dih¢

we are thus seeking refuge with his tomb after him (i.e. his martyrdom),

نَشْهَدُ تُرْبَتَهُ وَنَنْتَظِرُ اوْبَتَهُ

nashhadu turbatah£ wa nanta¨iru awbatah£

as we are witnessing the soil of him and expecting his return.

آمِينَ رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ

¡m¢na rabba al`¡lam¢na

Respond to us, O Lord of the worlds.

 

 

After that, you may say Du`¡' al-°usayn , which is the last prayer he said when his enemies surrounded him in large numbers on the Dayªsh£r¡ (the tenth of Mu¦arram): Ibn `Ayy¡sh has reported al-°usayn ibn `Al¢ ibn Sufy¡n al-Baz£f¢ as saying that he heard Imam Ja`far al-¯¡diq (`as) saying this prayer on the third of Sha`b¡n, the birthday of Imam al-°usayn (`as). 

اَللَّهُمَّ انْتَ مُتَعَالِي ٱلْمَكَانِ

all¡humma anta muta`¡l¢ almak¡ni

O Allah, You are verily the Elevated in position,

عَظِيمُ ٱلْجَبَرُوتِ

`a¨¢mu aljabar£ti

the Magnificent in omnipotence,

شَدِيدُ ٱلْمِحَالِ

shad¢du almi¦¡li

the Mighty in prowess,

غَنِيٌّ عَنِ ٱلْخَلاَئِقِ

ghaniyyun `an alkhal¡'iqi

the Self-Sufficient from the creatures,

عَرِيضُ ٱلْكِبْرِيَاءِ

`ar¢¤u alkibriy¡'i

the Ample in pride,

قَادِرٌ عَلَىٰ مَا تَشَاءُ

q¡dirun `al¡ tash¡'u

the Powerful over all that which You want,

قَرِيبُ ٱلرَّحْمَةِ

qar¢bu alrra¦mati

the Close in mercy,

صَادِقُ ٱلْوَعْدِ

¥¡diqu alwa`di

the Truthful in promise,

سَابِغُ ٱلنِّعْمَةِ

s¡bighu alnni`mati

the Opulent in favors,

حَسَنُ ٱلْبَلاَءِ

¦asanu albal¡'i

the Sympathetic in ordeals,

قَرِيبٌ إِذَا دُعِيتَ

qar¢bun idh¡ du`¢ta

the Nigh when Your are prayed,

مُحِيطٌ بِمَا خَلَقْتَ

mu¦¢§un bim¡ khalaqta

the All-encompassing of all that which You have created,

قَابِلُ ٱلتَّوْبَةِ لِمَنْ تَابَ إِلَيْكَ

q¡bilu alttawbati liman t¡ba ilayka

the Accepter of the repentance of him who repents to You,

قَادِرٌ عَلَىٰ مَا ارَدْتَ

q¡dirun `al¡ aradta

the Powerful to do whatever You want,

وَمُدْرِكٌ مَا طَلَبْتَ

wa mudrikun m¡ §alabta

the Taker in all that which You decide,

وَشَكُورٌ إِذَا شُكِرْتَ

wa shak£run idh¡ shukirta

the Thankful for those who thank You,

وَذَكُورٌ إِذَا ذُكِرْتَ

wa dhak£run idh¡ dhukirta

and the Rememberer of those who mention You.

ادْعُوكَ مُحْتَاجاً

ad`£ka mu¦t¡jan

I pray You for I need You,

وَارْغَبُ إِلَيْكَ فَقِيراً

wa arghabu ilayka faq¢ran

I desire for You for I am in want of You,

وَافْزَعُ إِلَيْكَ خَائِفاً

wa afza`u ilayka kh¡'ifan

I resort to You for I am terrified,

وَابْكِي إِلَيْكَ مَكْرُوباً

wa abk¢ ilayka makr£ban

I weep before You for I am distressed,

وَاسْتَعِينُ بِكَ ضَعِيفاً

wa asta`¢nu bika ¤a`¢fan

I seek Your aid for I am weak,

وَاتَوَكَّلُ عَلَيْكَ كَافِياً

wa atawakkalu `alayka k¡fiyan

and I depend upon You for I trust in none save You.

احْكُمْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ قَوْمِنَا بِٱلْحَقِّ

u¦kum baynan¡ wa bayna qawmin¡ bil¦aqqi

(Please do) decide between our people and us with the truth,

فَإِنَّهُمْ غَرُّونَا وَخَدَعُونَا

fa'innahum gharr£n¡ wa khada`£n¡

for they have deceived us, cheated us,

وَخَذَلُونَا وَغَدَرُوٱ بِنَا وَقَتَلُونَا

wa khadhal£n¡ wa ghadar£ bin¡ wa qatal£n¡

disappointed us, betrayed us, and killed us.

وَنَحْنُ عِتْرَةُ نَبِيِّكَ

wa na¦nu `itratu nabiyyika

We are the progeny of Your Prophet

وَوَلَدُ حَبِيبِكَ

wa waladu ¦ab¢bika

and the sons of Your beloved one;

مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِٱللَّهِ

mu¦ammadi bni `abdill¡hi

namely, Muhammad the son of `Abdull¡h,

ٱلَّذِي ٱصْطَفَيْتَهُ بِٱلرِّسَالَةِ

alladh¢ i¥§afaytah£ bilrris¡lati

whom You have chosen for the Divine Mission

وَٱئْتَمَنْتَهُ عَلَىٰ وَحْيِكَ

wa'tamantah£ `al¡ wa¦yika

and for keeping Your Revelation.

فَٱجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ امْرِنَا فَرَجاً وَمَخْرَجاً

faj`al lan¡ min amrin¡ farajan wa makhrajan

So, (please) prepare a way out and a relief for us,

بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ

bira¦matika y¡ ar¦ama alrr¡¦im¢na

out of Your mercy, O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!

 

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Abu’l-Qasim ibn `Al’ al-Hamadani, the representative of Imam al-Hasan al-`Askari (a.s), received a document telling that our master, Grandson of the Holy Prophet (saws), Imam al-Husayn ibn `Ali (a.s), was born on the third of Sha`ban; therefore, you should observe fast on this day and recite the following supplication: 

O Allah: I beseech You in the name of the one born on this day, the one promised with martyrdom before the beginning of his life and before his birth, the heavens and all their inhabitants wept for him; and so did the earth and those living one it; before his feet stepped on it; the mourned slain one; and the master of the Family (of Prophet hood);

and the one who shall be backed with victory on the Day of Return; the one whom has been awarded with the favor of the Imams’ being from his offspring as compensation of his being slain; and the one awarded with the favor of the soil of his grave carrying cure; and the one awarded with the favor that he will be triumphing when he will be returned;

and also the Prophet’s Successors from his offspring will be returned after the advent of their Rising Imam and after his occultation, so that they shall take revenge, and they shall retaliate, and they shall please the Omnipotent Lord, and they shall be the best supporters.

May Allah’s blessings be perpetually upon them whenever night and day succeed each other.

O Allah: I thus beg You in the name of them; and I implore You with the imploration of a sinful one who confesses of his guilt, and who has done evil to himself, due to his violations—the past and the present.

He thus beseeches You for protection from You up to the place of his grave.

O Allah: (please) send blessings upon Muhammad and his Offspring, and include us with his group (on the Resurrection Day)and allow us to dwell in the House of Honor with him, and in the abode of residence.

O Allah: as You have conferred upon us with the honor of our recognition of him, (please) confer upon us with the honor of being near to him, and bestow upon us with the bliss of accompanying him and enjoying a close rank to him,and include us with those who submit to him totally, and those who pray (You) for sending blessings upon him whenever they mention him, and also upon all his Successors and Selected Ones, whom are defined by You as twelve persons, being the luminous stars, and the Arguments against all humankind.

O Allah: and (please) grant us on this day the best of grants, and make all our prayers on this day responded, in the same way as You gifted al-Husayn to Muhammad: his grandfather, and in the same way as the angels Futrus sought refuge with his (i.e. al-Husayn) cradle we are  thus seeking refuge with his tomb after him (i.e. his martyrdom) as we are witnessing the soil of him and expecting his return.

Respond to us; O the Lord of the worlds

 

 

   Transliteration

  ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS—ALUKA BIH’AQQIL MAWLOODI FEE HAAD’AL YAWMIL MAW—O’ODIL BISHAHAADATIHEE      QABLAS—TIHAALIHEE WA WILAADATIHEE BARKAT—HUSSAMAA—U WA MAN FEEHAA WAL ARZ”U WA MAN A’LAYHAA WA LAMMAA YUT’AA LAA BATAYHAA QATEELIL A’BRATI WA SAYYIDIL USRATIL MAMDOODI BIN—NUS’RATI YAWMAL KARRATIL MU—A’WWAZ”I MIN QATALIHEE ANNAL A—IMMATI MIN NASLIHEE WASH SHIFAA—A FEE TURBATIHEE WAL FAWZA MA—A’HU FEE AWBATIHEE WAL AWS’IYAA—A MIN I’TRATIHEE BAA’—DAQAAA—IMIHIM WA GHAYBATIHEE H’ATTAA YUDRIKUL AWTAATA WA YATHAARUTH THAARA WA YURZ”UL JABBAARA WA YAKOONOO KHAYRA ANS’AAR

S’ALLALLAAHU A’LAYHIM MA—A’KH—TILAAFIL LAYLI WAN NAHAAR   ALLAAHUMMA FA—BIH’AQQIHIM ILAYKA ATAWASSALU WA AS—ALUSUWAALA MUQTARIFIN MUA’—TARIFIN MUSEE—IN ILAA NAFSIHI MIMMAA FARRAT’A FEE YAWMIHI WA AMSIHI YAS—ALUKAL I’S’MATA ILAA MAH’ALLI RAMSIHI

ALLAAHUMMA FAS’ALLI A’LAA MUH’AMMADIN WA I’TRATIHI WAH—SHURNAA FEE ZUMRATIHI WA BAWWI—NAA MA—A’HU DAARAL KARAAMATI WA MAH’ALLAL IQAAMAH

ALLAAHUMMA WA KAMAA AKRAMTANAA BI—MAA’—RIFATIHI FA—AKRIMNAA BI—ZULFATHIHI WARZUQNAA MURAAFAQATAHU WA SAABIQATAHU WAJ—A’LNAA MIMMAN YUSALLIMU LI—AMRIHEE WA YUKTHIRUS’S’ALAATA A’LAYHI I’NDA D’IKRIHI WA A’LAA JAMEE—I’ AWS’IYAAA—IHI WA AHLI AS’FIYAA—IHIL MAMDOODEENA MINKA BI—A’DADIL ITHNAA A’SHARAN NUJOOMIZ ZUHARI WAL H’UJAJI A’LAA JAMEE—I’LBASHAR

ALLAAHUMMA WAHAB LANAA FEE HAAD’AL YAWMI KHAYRA MAWHIBATIN WAN—JIH’LANAA FEEHI KULLAA T’ALIBATIN KAMAA WAHABTAL H’USAYNA LI—MUH’AMMADIN JIDDIHI WA A’AD’A FUT’RUSU BI—MAHDIHI FA—NAH’NU A’AA—ID’OONA BI—QABRIHI MIN BAA’—DIHI NASH—HADU TURBATAHU WA NANTAZ’IRU AWBATAHU AMEEN RABBAL—A’ALIMEEN.