25 th Zilqad " Dahwul Ardh"  The 'Spreading of the Earth' Night/ Day -

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This night is called laylat dahw al-arz (the night at which the earth was spread on the water where the Holy Ka`bah is now situated). At this night the mercy of Almighty Allah is poured on people. A great reward is obtained by those who practice acts of worship at this night. `Ali ibn al-Hasan al-Washsha’ has narrated that when he was young, he was with his father in the hospitality of Imam al-Reza(`a) at the twenty-fifth night of Dhu’l-Qa`dah. After they had their supper, Imam al-Riza (`a) said, “At the twenty-fifth night of Dhu’l-Qa`dah, Prophet Abraham was born, Prophet Jesus the son of Mary was born, and the earth was spread on the water where the Holy Ka`bah is now situated. Hence, if one observes fasting on this day, he will be given the reward of observing fasting in sixty months.” According to another narration, Imam al-Riza (`a) added, “Verily, on this day, al-Qa'im (i.e. Imam al-Mahdi) will appear.”

The twenty-fifth of Dhu’l-Qa`dah is one of the four days on which fasting is mustahab /highly recommended . According to a narration, to observe fasting on this day is equal to seventy year fasting. It also erases the sins of seventy years. According to another narration, to observe fasting on this day and to practice acts of worship at its night is equal (in reward) to one hundred year worship. Everything that is between the sky and the earth will ask God’s forgiveness for one who does these rites. On this day, the mercy of Almighty Allah has been spread. To practice acts of worship and hold sessions for mentioning Almighty Allah on this day bring about an abundant reward.

Apart from fasting, acts of worship, remembrance of Almighty Allah, and Ghusl /bathing, there are two other acts that are done on this day:

On this day, it is recommended to offer, in early forenoon, a prayer consisting of two units, reciting in the each unit Surah al-Fatihah once and repeating Surah al-Shams (No. 91) ( Pdf) five times. After accomplishment, the following  is said:   Salat Gif image     

لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِٱللَّهِ ٱلْعَليِّ ٱلْعَظِيمِ

la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al`aliyyi al`a¨imi

There is no power and no strength except with Allah, the Most High, the All-great.

Then, one may pray Almighty Allah for granting his needs and then say the following  prayer:     MP3 NEW    

يَا مُقِيلَ ٱلْعَثَرَاتِ اقِلْنِي عَثْرَتِي

ya muqila al`atharati aqilni `athrati

O He Who overlooks slips, (please) overlook my slip.

يَا مُجِيبَ ٱلدَّعَوَاتِ اجِبْ دَعْوَتِي

ya mujiba aldda`awati ajib da`wati

O He Who responds to prayers, (please) respond to my prayer.

يَا سَامِعَ ٱلاصْوَاتِ ٱسْمَعْ صَوْتِي

ya sami`a al-a¥wati isma` ¥awti

O He Who hears all sounds, (please) listen to mine,

وَٱرْحَمْنِي وَتَجَاوَزْ عَنْ سَيِّئَاتِي وَمَا عِنْدِي

warhamni wa tajawaz `an sayyi'ati wa ma `indi

have mercy on me, and excuse my wrongdoings and whatever I have committed.

يَا ذَا ٱلْجَلاَلِ وَٱلإِكْرَامِ

ya dha aljalali wal-ikrami

O Lord of majesty and honor!

Second: In Misbah al-Mutahajjid, Shaykh al Tusi has mentioned that it is recommended to say the following prayer on this day:         

اَللَّهُمَّ دَاحِيَ ٱلْكَعْبَةِ

allahumma dahiya alka`bati

O Allah Who spread the Ka`bah,

وَفَالِقَ ٱلْحَبَّةِ

wa faliqa alhabbati

split the kernel,

وَصَارِفَ ٱللَّزْبَةِ

wa ¥arifa allazbati

removes troubles,

وَكَاشِفَ كُلِّ كُرْبَة

wa kashifa kulli kurbatin

and relieves from all distresses!

اسْالُكَ فِي هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ مِنْ ايَّامِكَ

as'aluka fi hadha alyawmi min ayyamika

I beseech You on this day, which is one of Your days

ٱلَّتِي اعْظَمْتَ حَقَّهَا

allati a`¨amta haqqaha

whose standing You have deemed great,

وَاقْدَمْتَ سَبْقَهَا

wa aqdamta sabqaha

whom You have given preference,

وَجَعَلْتَهَا عِنْدَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَدِيعَةً

wa ja`altaha `inda almu'minina wadi`atan

and whom You have put as trust with the believers

وَإِلَيْكَ ذَرِيعَةً

wa ilayka dhari`atan

and as means to approaching to You;

وَبِرَحْمَتِكَ ٱلْوَسيعَةِ

wa birahmatika alwasi`ati

and [I beseech You] in the name of Your ample mercy

انْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ

an tu¥alliya `ala muhammadin

to send blessings to Muhammad,

عَبْدِكَ ٱلْمُنْتَجَبِ فِي ٱلْمِيثَاقِ ٱلْقَرِيبِ

`abdika almuntajabi fi almithaqi alqaribi

Your servant that You have selected in the Nigh Covenant

يَوْمَ ٱلتَّلاَقِ

yawma alttalaqi

on the Meeting Day,

فَاتِقِ كُلِّ رَتْقٍ

fatiqi kulli ratqin

the splitter of all joined things

وَدَاعٍ إِلَىٰ كُلِّ حَقٍّ

wa da`in ila kulli haqqin

and the caller to all truths,

وَعَلَىٰ اهْلِ بَيْتِهِ ٱلاطْهَارِ

wa `ala ahli baytihi al-athari

and to his Household, the pure,

ٱلْهُدَاةِ ٱلْمَنَارِ

alhudati almanari

the guides, the lanterns,

دَعَائِمِ ٱلْجَبَّارِ

da`a'imi aljabbari

the pillars of the Omnipotent (Lord),

وَوُلاَةِ ٱلْجَنَّةِ وَٱلنَّارِ

wa wulati aljannati walnnari

and the supervisors on Paradise and Hell,

وَاعْطِنَا فِي يَوْمِنَا هٰذَا مِنْ عَطَائِكَ ٱلْمَخْزوُنِ

wa a`§ina fi yawmina hadha min `a§a'ika almakhzuni

to give us on this day from Your stored gifts,

غَيْرَ مَقْطوُعٍ وَلاَ مَمْنوُعٍ

ghayra maq§u`in wa la mamnu`in

gifts that are neither interrupted nor prohibited

تَجْمَعُ لَنَا بِهِ ٱلتَّوْبَةَ وَحُسْنَ ٱلاوْبَةِ

tajma`u lana bihi alttawbata wa husna al-awbati

by which You join for us both repentance and acceptable return [to You].

يَا خَيْرَ مَدْعُوٍّ

ya khayra mad`uwwin

O He Who is the best of all supplicated ones

وَاكْرَمُ مَرْجُوٍّ

wa akrama marjuwwin

and the most generous of all hoped ones!

يَا كَفِيُّ يَا وَفِيُّ

ya kafiyyu ya wafiyyu

O All-sufficer! O All-true!

يَا مَنْ لُطْفُهُ خَفِيٌّ

ya man lu§fuhu khafiyyun

O He Whose grace is gentle!

الْطُفْ لِي بِلُطْفِكَ

ul§uf li bilu§fika

(Please) treat me gracefully with Your graciousness,

وَاسْعِدْنِي بِعَفْوِكَ

wa as`idni bi`afwika

make me feel happy with Your pardon,

وَايِّدْنِي بِنَصْرِكَ

wa ayyidni bina¥rika

aid me with Your support,

وَلاَ تُنْسِنِي كَريمَ ذِكْرِكَ بِوُلاَةِ امْرِكَ

wa la tunsini karima dhikrika biwulati amrika

never make me inattentive of Your noble mention through Your Representatives

وَحَفَظَةِ سِرِّكَ

wa hafa¨ati sirrika

and the keepers of Your secret,

وَٱحْفَظْنِي مِنْ شَوَائِبِ ٱلدَّهْرِ

wahfa¨ni min shawa'ibi alddahri

protect me against the vicissitudes of time

إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ ٱلْحَشْرِ وَٱلنَّشْرِ

ila yawmi alhashri walnnashri

up to the day of resurrection and raising (the dead to life),

وَاشْهِدْنِي اوْلِيَاءَكَ عِنْدَ خُرُوجِ نَفْسِي

wa ashhidni awliya'aka `inda khuruji nafsi

and make Your Representatives attend at the hour of the departure of my souls,

وَحُلُولِ رَمْسِي

wa hululi ramsi

the time of my entry to my grave,

وَٱنْقِطَاعِ عَمَلِي

wa inqi§a`i `amali

when my deed will be interrupted

وَٱنْقِضَاءِ اجَلِي

wa inqiza'i ajali

and my lifetime will come to its end.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَٱذْكُرْنِي عَلَىٰ طُولِ ٱلْبِلَىٰ

allahumma wa idhkurni `ala §uli albila

O Allah, (please) remember me all over the stages of trial

إِذَا حَلَلْتُ بَيْنَ اطْبَاقِ ٱلثَّرَىٰ

idha halaltu bayna a§baqi alththara

when I will reside between the layers of the earth

وَنَسِيَنِي ٱلنَّاسُونَ مِنَ ٱلْوَرَىٰ

wa nasiyani alnnasuna min alwara

and the forgetful people will forget me.

وَٱحْلِلْنِي دَارَ ٱلْمُقَامَةِ

wa ahlilni dara almuqamati

Allow me to dwell in the abode of eternity,

وَبَوِّئْنِي مَنْزِلَ ٱلْكَرَامَةِ

wa bawwi'ni manzila alkaramati

settle me in the residence of honor,

وَٱجْعَلْنِي مِنْ مُرَافِقِي اوْلِيَائِكَ

waj`alni min murafiqi awliya'ika

make me of the companions of Your intimate servants

وَاهْلِ ٱجْتِبَائِكَ وَٱصْطَفَائِكَ

wa ahli ijtiba'ika wa i¥§ifa'ika

and the people of Your choice and selection,

وَبَارِكْ لِي فِي لِقَائِكَ

wa barik li fi liqa'ika

bless me by meeting You,

وَٱرْزُقْنِي حُسْنَ ٱلْعَمَلِ قَبْلَ حُلُولِ ٱلاجَلِ

warzuqni husna al`amali qabla hululi al-ajali

and grant me good-doing before the end of my lifetime,

بَرِيئاً مِنَ ٱلزَّلَلِ وَسوُءِ ٱلْخَطَلِ

bari'an min alzzalali wa su'i alkha§ali

making me free from slips and foolish doing.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَاوْرِدْنِي حَوْضَ نَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّدٍ

allahumma wa awridni hawza nabiyyika muhammadin

O Allah, allow me to enter the Pool of Your Prophet, Muhammad,

صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ

¥alla allahu `alayhi wa alihi

Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Household,

وَٱسْقِنِي مِنْهُ مَشْرَباً رَوِيّاً

wasqini minhu mashraban rawiyyan

allow me to drink from it a quenching drink

سَائِغاً هَنِيئاً

sa'ighan hani'an

that is palatable and salubrious

لاَ اظْمَا بَعْدَهُ وَلاَ احَلَّؤُ وِرْدَهُ

la a¨ma'u ba`dahu wa la uhalla'u wirdahu

after which I will never be thirsty, I will never be prevented from reaching it,

وَلاَ عَنْهُ اذَادُ

wa la `anhu udhadu

and I will never be disallowed to approach it.

وَٱجْعَلْهُ لِي خَيْرَ زَادٍ

waj`alhu li khayra zadin

Make for me the best nourishment

وَاوْفَىٰ مِيعَادٍ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ ٱلاشْهَادُ

wa awfa mi`adin yawma yaqumu al-ashhadu

and the most fulfilling promise on the day when the Witnesses will rise.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَٱلْعَنْ جَبَابِرَةَ ٱلاوَّلِينَ وَٱلآخِرِينَ

allahumma wal`an jababirata al-awwalina wal-akhirina

O Allah, curse the tyrants from the past and the last generations

وَبِحُقُوقِ اوْلِيَائِكَ ٱلْمُسْتَاثِرِينَ

wa bihuquqi awliya'ika almusta'thirina

who usurped the dues of Your Representatives.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَٱقْصِمْ دَعَائِمَهُمْ

allahumma waq¥im da`a'imahum

O Allah, demolish their posts,

وَاَهْلِكْ اشْيَاعَهُمْ وَعَامِلَهُمْ

wa ahlik ashya`ahum wa `amilahum

annihilate their allies and their assistants,

وَعَجِّلْ مَهَالِكَهُمْ

wa `ajjil mahalikahum

and hasten their perdition,

وَٱسْلُبْهُمْ مَمَالِكَهُمْ

waslubhum mamalikahum

seize their estates,

وَضَيِّقْ عَلَيْهِمْ مَسَالِكَهُمْ

wa zayyiq `alayhim masalikahum

make narrow their ways,

وَٱلْعَنْ مُسَاهِمَهُمْ وَمُشَارِكَهُمْ

wal`an musahimahum wa musharikahum

and curse their helpers and aides.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَعَجِّلْ فَرَجَ اوْلِيَائِكَ

allahumma wa `ajjil faraja awliya'ika

Allah, (please) hasten the relief of Your Representatives,

وَٱرْدُدْ عَلَيْهِمْ مَظَالِمَهُمْ

wardud `alayhim ma¨alimahum

restore to them their usurped rights,

وَاظْهِرْ بِٱلْحَقِّ قَائِمَهُمْ

wa a¨hir bilhaqqi qa'imahum

cause their Riser to prevail with the truth,

وَٱجْعَلْهُ لِدينِكَ مُنْتَصِراً

waj`alhu lidinika munta¥iran

and make him support Your religion

وَبِامْرِكَ فِي اعْدَائِكَ مُؤْتَمِراً

wa bi'amrika fi a`da'ika mu'tamiran

and carry out Your commandments about Your enemies.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱحْفُفْهُ بِمَلاَئِكَةِ ٱلنَّصْرِ

allahumma ihfufhu bimala'ikati alnna¥ri

O Allah, make the angels of victory surround him

وَبِمَا الْقَيْتَ إِلَيْهِ مِنَ ٱلامْرِ

wa bima alqayta ilayhi min al-amri

and so are the commandments that You addressed to him

فِي لَيْلَةِ ٱلْقَدْرِ

fi laylati alqadri

at the Destiny Night

مُنْتَقِماً لَكَ حَتَّىٰ تَرْضَىٰ

muntaqiman laka hatta tarza

so that he will punish Your enemies on behalf of You until You are pleased,

وَيَعوُدَ دينُكَ بِهِ وَعَلىٰ يَدَيْهِ جَدِيداً غَضّاً

wa ya`uda dinuka bihi wa `ala yadayhi jadidan ghazzan

Your religion will recover its freshness and bloom at his hands,

وَيَمْحَضَ ٱلْحَقَّ مَحْضاً

wa yamhaza alhaqqa mahzan

he will clean the truth with thorough cleaning,

وَيَرْفُضَ ٱلْبَاطِلَ رَفْضاً

wa yarfuza alba§ila rafzan

and he will reject the wrong with absolute rejection.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلىٰ جَمِيعِ آبَائِهِ

allahumma ¥alli `alayhi wa `ala jami`i aba'ihi

O Allah, send blessings to him and to all of his forefathers,

وَٱجْعَلْنَا مِنْ صَحْبِهِ وَاسْرَتِهِ

waj`alna min ¥ahbihi wa usratihi

include us with his companions and group,

وَٱبْعَثْنَا فِي كَرَّتِهِ

wab`athna fi karratihi

and resurrect us during his return

حَتَّىٰ نَكُونَ فِي زَمَانِهِ مِنْ اعْوَانِهِ

hatta nakuna fi zamanihi min a`wanihi

so that we will live in his age and become of his helpers.

اَللَّهُمَّ ادْرِكْ بِنَا قِيَامَهُ

allahumma adrik bina qiyamahu

O Allah, make us catch up his advent,

وَاشْهِدْنَا ايَّامَهُ

wa ashhidna ayyamahu

make us witness his days,

وَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ وَٱرْدُدْ إِلَيْنَا سَلاَمَهُ

wa ¥alli `alayhi wardud ilayna salamahu

bless him, and convey to us his greetings.

وَٱلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْهِ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

wa alssalamu `alayhi wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu

Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon him.

In his epistle entitled al-Arba`at Ayyam (The Four Days), Sayyid al-Damad has mentioned that to visit the holy tomb of Imam `Ali ibn Musa al-Riza (`a) on the day; i.e. the Earth Spreading Day, is the most preferable act.


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 Pray a 2 Rak-a't Salaat at the time of "Chasht"" (After sunrise and before breakfast time) as under :-
  (i) In every Rak-a't, after the recitation of Surah Al Faatih'ah once, recite Surah 91-Ash Shamsfive(5 ) times ( Tanzil link)
  (ii) After the Salaam recite the following  :

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There is no power and no strength except Allah's the Highest High, the Al-mighty.]

O He who tolerates lapses, bear with my false steps,

O He who responds to supplications, answer to my prayers.

O He who pays attention to (all) voices, hear my cry, and have mercy on me, overlook my wrongdoings and opposition,

O Owner of might and majesty

LAA H'AWLA WA LAA QUWWATA ILLAA BILLAAHIL A'LIYYIL A'Z'EEM

YAA MUQEELAL A'THARAATI AQILNEE A'THRATEE YAA MUJEEBAD DA-A'WAAT AJIB DAA'-WATEE YAA SAAMI-A'L AS'WAATI ISMAA'-S'AWTEE WAR-H'AMNEE WA TAJAAWAZ A'N SAYYI-AATEE WA MAA I'NDEE YAA D'AL JALAALI WAL IKRAAM

Then recite the following dua'a, mentioned in the Misbah al-Mutahajjid, by Shaykh al Tusi

 

O Allah, (Who) spread the Kaa'bah, split the grain of corn, mitigates hardships, alleviates sorrows,

I ask Thee today, [one of the days, belonging to Thee, which on account of their privileges, and availability of Thy unrestricted mercy (in them), have been declared important, given preference over (other days), and exclusively specified for the believers], to send blessing son Muhammad, Thy high-minded, great-hearted and generous servant, (whom we will) meet, very soon, on the promised Day of Judgment, (who) opened that which was kept locked and shut, and invited to truth, in every walk of life; an on his "Ahl ul Bayt" (children), the pure (above board) guides, giving light to people to sustain harmony and unity, and have the authority to admit into Paradise or sent to Hell;
and give me today from Thy repository of grants, neither restricted nor denied (to the needy), and let us collect ourselves and turn to repentance and recovery
in good time,
O He who is called as the most favorite in exclusion to (all) others, and (who is) more generous (than others) in the matter of fulfilling hopes,
O He who gives enough,
O He who keeps His words,
O He who treats with kindness and benevolence without making a show of it, be kind and friendly towards me, make me happy with Thy favours, lend me Thy helping hand, do not leave me out unmentioned from Thy reward giving list, for the sake of those who carry out Thy commands and take care of Thy most confidential policies, and keep me safe from the fraud and deceit of materialist vicissitudes, till the day Thou shall raise the dead for the final judgment;


and let Thy close confidants be present beside me at the time when my soul departs, body disintegrates, activity ceases to operate, and my appointed time comes to an end.
O Allah keep me in mind in the long hours of agony when I take quarters in between the layers of the earth, the preoccupied forgetful put me out of their head and think no more of me,

and (I ask Thee to) settle me in the ever luxuriant land, and lodge me in a lovable comforting house, in the midst and company of Thy close friends and people who have been selected and chosen for Thy neighborhood, make my meeting with thee a blissful occasion, (so that it takes place) keep me alive adhering to good in my day to day life here, free from waywardness and indecent indulgence, before the appointed time comes to an end, (then) O Allah let me reach the cistern (center) of Thy Prophet, Muhammad, blessing of Allah be on him and on his children), and quench my thirst there, thoroughly, in plenty, gliding the wholesome water pleasantly down the throat, never to be thirsty again, never to be kept away from it once I am there, never to be driven off, and let it be my most reliable preparation, quite sufficient for the questioning session on the day when witnesses will be brought.

O Allah curse the oppressors from beginning to the end, who stirred up trouble and took possession of that which rightly belonged to Thy trustworthy representatives.
O Allah put an end to their rule, destroy their followers and agents swiftly complete their ruin, freeze their properties, and let their methods and institutions enter on the narrow road ending at a dead end.
 

Damn their theoreticians and their associates; O Allah, send Thy trustworthy representatives at once, wrongs done to them may be redeemed their "Qaa-im" (living representative may be given his rightful opportunity to appear, appoint him to give currency to Thy religion and to establish law and order by marking out the boundaries to end the domination of Thy enemies.
O Allah let Thy Angels form a protective right around him, give him the responsibility to turn the tables on (Thy enemies) as has been decided in the night of Qadr, till Thou gets satisfied and Thy religion is re-established through him, blooming in full growth afresh on his hands, promote his cause by making it the pure truth, and let the falsehood disappear totally discredited.
 

O Allah send blessings on him and on all his forefathers, and let us be his companions and familiar friends, bring us back to life so that he takes us in his service, so far as we prove ourselves his staunch supporters during his tenure.
 

O Allah make us reach his days of renaissance and follow his leadership, and see with our own eyes his (golden) era,  send blessings on him and favour us by conveying his message of goodwill to us, peace be on him and Allah's mercy and blessing be on him.




ALLAAHUMMA DAAH’IYAL KAA’-BAH WA FAALIQAL H’ABBAH WA S’AARIFAL LAZBAH WA KAASHIFA KULLI KURBAH AS—ALUKA FEE HAAD’AL YAWM MIN AYYAAMIKAL LATEE AA’—Z’AMTA H’AQQAHHA WA AQDAMTA SABQAHAA WA JA—A’LTAHAA I’NDAL MOO—MINEENA WADEE-A’TAN WAILAYKA D’AREE—A’TAN WA BI—RAH’MATIKAL WASEE—A’H AN TUS’ALLIYA A’LAA MUH’AMMADIN A’BDIKAL MUNTAJAB FIL MEETHAAQIL QAREEBI YAMAT TALAAQ FAATIQI KULLI RATQIN WA DAA—I’N ILAA KULLI H’AQQ 

WA A’LAA AHLI BAYTIHEE AL—AT’—HAARIL HUDAATIL MANAAR DA—A’A—IMIL JABBAAR WA WULAATIL JANNATI WAN NAAR

WA AA’—T’INAA FEE YAWMINAA HAAD’AA MIN A’T’AAA—IKAL MAKHZOON GHAYRA MAQT’OO—I’N WA LAA MAMNOO—I’N TAJMA—U’LANAA BIHIT TAWBAH WA H’USNAL

AWBAH YAA KHAYRA MAD—U’WWIN WA AKRAMA MARJUWWIN

YAA KAFIYYU  YAA WAFIYYU

YAA MAN LUT’FUHU KHAFIYYUN

ULT’UF LEE BI—LUT’FIKA WA AS—I’DNEE BI—A’FWIKA WA AYYIDNEE BI—NAS’RIKA WA LAA TUNSINEE KAREEMA D’IKRIKA BI—WULAATI AMRIKA WA H’AFAZ’ATI SIRRIKA

WAH’—FAZ’NEE MIN SHAWAAYIBID DAHR ILAA YAWMIL H’ASHR WAN NASHR

WA ASH—HIDNEE AWLIYAA—IKA I’NDA KHUROOJI NAFSEE WA H’ULOOLI RAMSEE WAN—QIT’AA—I’ A’MALEE WAN—QIZ”AAA—I AJALEE ALLAAHUMMA WAD’—KURNEE A’LAA T’OOLIL BILAA ID’AA H’ALALTU BAYNA AT’BAAQITH THARAA WA NASIYANIN NAASOONA MINAL WARAA

WA AH’LILNEE DAARAL MUQAAMAH WA BAWWI—NEE MANZILAL KARAAMAH WAJ—A’LNEE MIN MURAAFIQEE AWLIYAAA—IKA WA AHLIJ—TIBAAA—IKA WAS’—T’IFAAA—IKA WA BAARIK LEE FEE LIQAAA—IKA WAR—ZUQNEE H’USNAL

A’MAL QABLA H’ULOOLIL AJAL BAREE—AN MINAZ ZALALI WA SOOO—IL KHAT’AL

ALLAAHUMMA WA AWRIDNEE H’AWZ”A NABIYYIKA MUH’AMMADIN S’ALLALLAAHU A’LAYHI WA AALIHEE WAS—QINEE MINHU MASHRABAN RAWIYYAN SAA—IGHAN HANEE—AA LAA AZ’MA—U BAA’—DAHU WA LAA UH’ALLA—WIRDAHU WA LAA A’NHU UD’AADU WAJ—A’LHU LEE KHAYRA ZAADIN WA AWFAA MEE—A’ADIN YAWMA YAQOOMUL ASH—HAAD ALLAAHUMMA WAL-A’N JABAABIRATAL AWAALEENA WAL—AAKHIREEN WA BIH’UQOOQI AWLIYAAA—IKAL MUSTAATHIREEN ALLAAHUMMA WAQ—S’IM DA—A’A—IMAHUM WA AHLIK ASHYAA—A’HUM WA A’AMILAHUM WA A’JJIL MAHAALIKAHUM WAS—LUBHUM MAMAALIKAHUM WA Z”AYYIQ A’LAYHIM MASAALIKAHUM

WAL—A’N MUSAAHIMAHUM WA MUSHAARIKAHUM ALLAAHUMMA WA A’JJIL FARAJA AWALIYAA—IKA WAR—DUD A’LAYHIM MAZ’AALIMAHUM WA AZ’HIR BIL—H’AQQI QAAA—IMAHUM

WAJ—A’LHU LIDEENIKA MUNTAS’IRAA

WA BI—AMRIKA FEE AA’—DAAA—IKA MUWTIMARAA ALLAAHUMMAH’—FUFHU BI—MALAAA—IKATIN NAS’R WA BIMAA ALQAYTA ILAYHI MINAL AMRI FEE LAYLATIL QADR MUNTAQIMAN LAKA

H’ATTAA TARZ”AA WA YA—O’ODA DEENUKA BIHEE

WA A’LAA YADAYHI JADEEDAN GHAZ”Z”AA WA YAMH’AZ”AL H’AQQA MAH’Z”AA WA YARFIZ” AL BAAT’ILA RAFZ”AA ALAAHUMMA S’ALLI A’LAYHI WA A’LAA JAMEE—I’ AABAA—IHI WAJ—A’LNAA MIN S’AH’BIHI WA USRATIHI WAB—A’THNAA FEE KARRATIHI H’ATTAA NAKOONA FEE ZAMAANIHI MIN AA’—WAANIHEE ALAAHUMMA ADRIK BINAA QIYAAMAHU

WA ASH-HIDNAA AYYAAMAHU WA S’ALLI A’LAYHI WAR—DUD ILAYNAA SALAAMAHU WASSALAAMU A’LAYHI WA RAH’MATULLAAHI WA BARAKAATUH

It is desirable to recite the Ziyaarat of Imam Ali bin Moosa Ar Riza (A.S.)


25th Zilqad " Dahwul Ardh"   The Spreading of the Earth Day  & birthday of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.) and Prophet E'esaa (A.S.)

Almighty Allah in Surat al-Nazi'aat 79:30 speaking clearly about dahwul ardh says: "and the earth-after that He spread it out (dahahaa).."

1. What is Dahwul Ardh ?

"Dahwul Ardh" - the 25th of Dhulqa'dah, according to a tradition of the Holy Prophet (s) reported by one of his Sahabi - 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud , is the day when the earth was spread for the advantage of human beings. The phrase "Dahwul Ardh" literally means "The spread of the earth". In another tradition it is reported that the first Rahmah & blessing descended on this very day.

Hence it is a very important occasion indeed. According to a tradition of the Holy Prophet (s), whosoever fasts on this day his fast would equal 70 years of fasting.

Having known these merits, should we limit our celebration with fasting and the expression of joy, or should our struggle transcend beyond that? This obviously would depend on our vision about this important day. And in order to understand properly the importance of this day, we should understand the earth better.

Understanding the Earth Better

We would like to now ask the Holy Qur'an two basic questions about the earth:

A) WHY WAS THE EARTH CREATED?

The Holy Qur'an in chapter 20, verse 53 says:"He who appointed the earth to be a cradle for you."

Allamah Tabataba'i in his Al-Mizan says:"Thus Allah stationed man in the earth to live an earthly life, so that he may earn a provision for his heavenly and exalted life, in the manner that a baby is stationed in the cradle, and is brought up for a more sacred and developed life..." (vol. 14, pg. 171)

From this we come to realize that the earth was created as a preparing ground & means for human perfection and the purity of the heart. Sadly, however, many a people, instead of maintaining it for a good Hereafter, tend to destroy it for selfish gains.

B) DO THE HUMAN BEINGS EMPLOY THE EARTH FOR THE PURPOSE IT WAS CREATED?

The Holy Qur'an in chapter 30, verse 41 clearly talks of a people who instead of practically thanking Allah (swt) by utilizing the earth for its sacred purpose cause mischief therein and subsequently face its evil consequences:

"Corruption has appeared in the land and sea, for that men's own hands have earned, that He may let them taste some of that which they have done, that haply so they may return."

And in chapter 7, verse 10, Almighty Allah says:"Indeed We made you live in the earth and made therein for you the means of livelihood; little is it that you thank."

In this verse, "little is it that you thank" should not merely taken as "verbal thanks," for the reality of "shukr" is to use the gift for the purpose it was created.

 

The Last Day of Dhu’l-Qa`dah

On the last day of Dhu’l-Qa`dah 220 AH, Imam Muhammad ibn `Ali al-Taqi al-Jawad (`a) was martyred. He was poisoned by Al-Mu`tasm Bi’llah, the `Abbasid ruler. That was only two years and a half after the death of al-Ma'mun, the `Abbasid ruler. The Imam (`a) himself had predicted so when he said, “Relief shall come thirty months after the death of al-Ma'mun.”

In fact, this statement reveals the scope of torture and pain that were suffered by the Imam (`a) in his life with al-Ma'mun. Hence, the Imam (`a) regarded his passing away as relief. Similarly, his father, Imam `Ali ibn Musa al-Riza (`a), suffered the same pains and hardships when he was appointed as the crown prince. Whenever he returned from the mosque on Fridays, Imam al-Riza (`a) used to raise his hands to the sky, sweaty and dust-covered, and supplicate to Almighty Allah, saying, “My God, if my death is my relief, then please do hasten the hour of my death.” He, furthermore, was always depressed and miserable until he departed life.

Imam Muhammad ibn `Ali al-Taqi (`a) lived for twenty-five years and a few months only. His holy tomb is directly behind the holy tomb of his grandfather, Imam Musa al-Ka¨im (`a), in the city of al-Ka¨imiyyah, Baghdad.

 

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