ma sha'a allahu kana wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al`aliyyi al`azimi (10) Only that which Allah wills shall come to pass and there is neither might nor power save with Allah, the All-high and All-great.
You may then say the following:
[This supplication, which is reported from Imam `Ali Amir al-Mu'minin (peace be upon him) at the Night of Hijrah, is said each morning and evening.]
hajaztu al-a`adiya `anni bibadi`i alssamawati wal-ardi
I am restraining the enemies against me through the Originator of the heavens and the earth;
﴿وَجَعَلْنَا مِنْ بَيْنِ ايْديهِمِ سَدّاً
inna ja`alna min bayni aydihim saddan
“And We have set a bar before them
وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِمْ سَدّاً
wa min khalfihim saddan
and a bar behind them,
فَاغْشَيْنَاهُمْ فَهُمْ لاَ يُبْصِرُونَ﴾
fa-aghshaynahum fahum la yubsiruna
and (thus) have covered them so that they see not.”
In Tahdhib al-Ahkam (by Shaykh al-Tusi), it is reported that whoever repeats the following ten times after the Dawn Prayers, Almighty Allah will save him from blindness, insanity, leprosy, poverty, and (house) demolition or dotage:
سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ
subhana allahi al`azimi wa bihamdihi
All glory be to Allah, the All-great and in praise of Him;
wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al`aliyyi al`azimi
and there is neither might nor power save with Allah, the All-high and All-great.
Shaykh al-Kulayni reports Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) as saying: Whoever repeats the following seven times after the Dawn and Sunset Prayers, Almighty Allah will save him from seventy kinds of misfortune the least of which are , leprosy, and insanity; and his name will be erased from the list of the condemned ones, if it was listed there, and will be added to the list of the happy ones:
بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
bismi allahi alrrahmani alrrahimi
In the Name of Allah the All-compassionate, the All-merciful;
la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al`aliyyi al`azimi
there is neither might nor power save with Allah, the All-high and All-great.
Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) is also reported to have said that one who desires to enjoy both the worldly life and the Next World, and one who has eye ache, should say the following prayer after the Dawn and Sunset Prayers:
allahumma inni as'aluka bihaqqi muhammadin wa ali muhammadin `alayka
O Allah, I do beseech You, in the name of the right of Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad that is incumbent upon You
صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّد وَآلِ مُحَمَّد
salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
to send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
وَٱجْعَلِ ٱلنُّورَ فِي بَصَرِي
waj`al alnnura fi basari
and to make light in my sight,
وَٱلْبَصِيـرَةَ فِي دِينِي
walbasirata fi dini
discerning in my religion,
وَٱلْيَقِيـنَ فِي قَلْبِي
wal-yaqina fi qalbi
conviction in my heart,
وَٱلإِخْلاَصَ فِي عَمَلِي
wal-ikhlasa fi `amali
sincerity in my deeds,
وَٱلسَّلاَمَةَ فِي نَفْسِي
walssalamata fi nafsi
safety in my self,
وَٱلسَّعَةَ فِي رِزْقِي
walssa`ata fi rizqi
richness in my sustenance,
وَٱلشُّكْرَ لَكَ ابَداً مَا ابْقَيْتَنِي
walshshukra laka abadan ma abqaytani
and perpetual thankfulness for You as long as you keep me alive.
In `Uddat al-Da`i, Shaykh Ibn Fahad reports Imam `Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (peace be upon him) to have said: Whoever says the following dua after the Dawn Prayer,
will have all his requests made easy-to-gain for him and will be saved by Almighty Allah against every thing that aggrieves him:
In the Name of Allah.
وَصَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّد وآلِهِ
wa salla allahu `ala muhammadin wa alihi
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Household.
﴿وَافَوِّضُ امْرِي إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ
wa ufawwidu amri ila allahi
“I confide my cause unto Allah.
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بَصيرٌ بِٱلْعِبَادِ
inna allaha basirun bil`ibadi
Surely, Allah is Seer of His slaves.
فَوَقَاهُ ٱللَّهُ سَيِّئَاتِ مَا مَكَرُوا﴾
fawaqahu allahu sayyi'ati ma makaru
So, Allah warded off from him the evils which they plotted.”
﴿لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ
la ilaha illa anta subhanaka
“There is no god save You. Be You Glorified!
إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلظَّالِمِيـنَ
inni kuntu mina alzzalimina
Lo! I have been a wrongdoer.
فَٱسْتَجَبْنَا لَهُ وَنَجَّيْنَاهُ مِنَ ٱلغَمِّ
fastajabna lahu wa najjaynahu mina alghammi
Then, We heard his prayer and saved him from the anguish.
وَكَذٰلِكَ نُنْجِي ٱلْمُؤْمِنينَ﴾
wa kadhalika nunji almu'minina
Thus do We save the believers.”
﴿حَسْبُنَا ٱللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ ٱلْوَكِيلُ
hasbuna allahu wa ni`ma alwakilu
“Allah is Sufficient for us! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust.
فَٱنَقَلَبُوٱ بِنِعْمَةٍ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ وَفَضْلٍ
fanqalabu bini`matin mina allahi wa fadlin
So, they returned with grace and favor from Allah,
لَمْ يَمْسَسْهُمْ سُوءٌ﴾
lam yamsas-hum su'un
and no harm touched them.”
مَا شَاءَ ٱللَّهُ
ma sha'a allahu
Only that which Allah wills shall come to pass.
لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِٱللَّهِ
la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi
There is neither strength nor power save with Allah.
مَا شَاءَ ٱللَّهُ لاَ مَا شَاءَ ٱلنَّاسُ
ma sha'a allahu la ma sha'a alnnasu
Only that which Allah, but not people, wills shall come to pass.
مَا شَاءَ ٱللَّهُ وَإِنْ كَرِهَ ٱلنَّاسُ
ma sha'a allahu wa in kariha alnnasu
Only that which Allah wills shall come to pass even if people detest it.
حَسْبِيَ ٱلرَّبُّ مِنَ ٱلْمَرْبُوبِيـنَ
hasbiya alrrabbu mina almarbubina
Sufficient for me is the Lord against the lorded.
حَسْبِيَ ٱلْخَالِقُ مِنَ ٱلْمَخْلُوقِيـنَ
hasbiya alkhaliqu mina almakhluqina
Sufficient for me is the Creator against the creatures.
حَسْبِيَ ٱلرَّازِقُ مِنَ ٱلْمَرْزُوقِيـنَ
hasbiya alrraziqu mina almarzuqina
Sufficient for me is the Sustainer against the sustained.
حَسْبِيَ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّ ٱلْعَالَمِيـنَ
hasbiya allahu rabbu al`alamina
Sufficient for me is Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
حَسْبِي مَنْ هُوَ حَسْبِي
hasbi man huwa hasbi
Sufficient for me is He Who is sufficient for me.
حَسْبِي مَنْ لَمْ يَزَلْ حَسْبِي
hasbi man lam yazal hasbi
Sufficient for me is He Who has been always sufficient for me.
hasbi man kana mudh kuntu lam yazal hasbi
Sufficient for me is He Who had been since eternity and still sufficient for me.
﴿حَسْبِيَ ٱللَّهُ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ
hasbiya allahu la ilaha illa huwa
“Allah suffices me. There is no god save Him.
In Him have I put my trust,
وَهُوَ رَبُّ ٱلْعَرْشِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ﴾
wa huwa rabbu al`arshi al`azimi
and He is the Lord of the Tremendous Throne.”
Our master scholar, Shaykh al-Nuri, in his book of Dar al-Salam, has recorded on the authority of his mentor Fath `Ali al-Sultanabadi that Shaykh Muhammad Sadiq al-`Iraqi had lived in harsh poverty for a long time without finding any solution for his state until he saw, in dream, that he was in a valley where there was an enormous tent with a dome over it.
As he asked about the lord of that tent, he was answered that it was owned by Imam al-Mahdi, the Awaited—the protecting shelter and the relief of the deprived ones—may Allah hasten his reappearance. He therefore hurried towards that tent and complained about his poverty, asking the Imam (`a) to teach him a supplication that would relieve him from his grief and save him from his misfortunes. The Imam, having heard his complaint, instructed him to visit the tent of one of his offspring. He therefore left the Imam’s tent and headed for the tent to which he was guided. When he reached there, he saw Sayyid Muhammad al-Sultanabadi sitting in his prayer-place while he was engaged in uttering supplications and litanies. He greeted him and told him about his story with the Imam.
The Sayyid therefore taught him a supplication that would relieve him from poverty and bring him good sustenance.
When the man woke up, he found that he had learnt that supplication by heart; therefore, he hurried to the house of the Sayyid and found him in the same state that he had seen in the dream. As if the Sayyid had already known about the dream, he welcomed the man and smiled in his face. The man hence asked the Sayyid about that supplication and the Sayyid answered him. Immediately after saying the supplication persistently, the man became so wealthy that fortune covered him from all sides.
Hajj Fath `Ali al-Sultanabadi used to praise the Sayyid so laudably. For some time, he studied under him.
The following three matters were taught by the Sayyid to that man:
(1) He taught him that he, after the Dawn Prayers, should put his hand on his chest and repeat seventy times the phrase of:
O Greatest Judge
(2) He taught him to regularly say the following supplicatory prayer that, as is recorded in al-Kafi, the Holy Prophet (s) taught to one of his companions who had been afflicted by disease and poverty. Soon after that, the man recovered health and got rid of poverty. The supplication is this:
لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاََّ بِٱللَّهِ
la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi
There is neither might nor power except with Allah.
تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحَيِّ ٱلَّذِي لاَ يَمُوتُ
tawakkaltu `ala alhayyi alladhi la yamutu
I put my trust in the Ever-living (Lord) Who never dies.
walhamdu lillahi alladhi lam yattakhidh waladan
All praise is due to Allah, Who has not taken a wife or a son
وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيكٌ فِي ٱلْمُلْكِ
wa lam yakun lahu sharikun fi almulki
and Who has not have a partner in the kingdom,
وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ وَلِيٌّ مِنَ ٱلذُّلِّ
wa lam yakun lahu waliyyun min aldhdhulli
and Who has not have a helper to save Him from disgrace;
wa kabbirhu takbiran
and magnify Him with all magnificence.
(3) He taught him to say the abovementioned supplication, which is recorded by Ibn Fahad al-Hilli in `Uddat al-Da`i, after the Dawn Prayers.
It is thus necessary to constantly say these supplications since great rewards will be given to those who do not neglect so.
Thanksgiving Prostration (Sajdat al-Shukr
It is highly recommended to do the Thanksgiving Prostration after the accomplishment of obligatory prayers. Too many are the supplications and litanies that may be said during the Thanksgiving Prostration. In this connection, Imam `Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (`a) is reported to have said that one may repeat one hundred times one of the following words during the Thanksgiving Prostrations:
Imam al-Rida (`a) is also reported to have said: The least to be said while prostrating is to repeat the following three times: