Tahajjud Prayer - Salatul Layl - Night Prayer - Namaz e Shab
To be offered after Midnight - Recommended Daily

Importance


Salatul-Layl is made up of 11 (eleven) Rak’ats

The first 8 (eight) Rak’ats are prayed as normal (like morning prayer) in pairs of two Rak’ats each with the niyyah of Nawafilatul-Layl.

The next 2 (two) Rak’ats are prayed (like morning prayer) with the Niyyah of 'Salatul Shif’a'

The remaining 1 (one) Rak’at is prayed (as below) with the Niyyah of 'Salatul Witr.' as follows..

After Niyyah and say Takbiratul Ihram Recite the following surah:-
- Surah Al-Hamd - Once
- Surah Ikhlas (Qul Huwallahu Ahad) - three times
- Surah Qul-Audhubi Rabbil Falaq - once
- Surah Qul-Audhubi Rabbin Naas - once

Say Takbir and raise hands for Qunoot and You may recite any Dua or Rabbana or the following:

لآ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللّهُ الْحَلِيْمُ الْكَرِيْمُ
Laa ilaaha illallaahul Halimul Karim
There is none worth worshipping but Allah Who is Forbearing and Generous

لآ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللّهُ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيْمُ
Laa ilaaha illallaahul ‘Aliyyul ‘Azim
There is none worth worshipping but Allah Who is Most High and Great

سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ رَبِّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ
Subhaanallaahi Rabbis Samaawaatis Sab'
Glory be to Allah, Who is the Sustainer of the seven heavens and of the seven earth

وَ رَبِّ الاَرْضِيْنَ السَّبْعِ
wa Rabbil ‘Arzinas Sab'
And Who is the Sustainer of all the things

وَ مَا فِيْهِنَّ وَ مَا بَيْنَهُنَّ وَ
wa maa fihinna wa maa baynahunna
in them, and between them,

رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيْمِ
wa Rabbul 'Arshil ‘Azim
And Who is the Lord of the great ‘Arsh (Divine Center of Authority & Power)

وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ
Wal Hamdul lillaahi Rabbil 'Aalamin
And all praise for Allah, the Sustainer of the worlds.

Then, pray for forgiveness of forty [40] people who are either dead or living in the following manner:
...اَللّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ ل
Allaahummagh Firli… (Name)
O Allah, forgive (Name)…

Continuing with the Qunoot, recite the Istighfar seventy [70] times:
اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّهَ رَبِّي وَ اَتُوْبُ اِلَيْهِ
Astaghfirullah Rabbi wa Atuubu Ilayh
I seek forgiveness of Allah my Lord and I turn to Him

Still continuing qunoot, recite the following Dua seven [7] times:
هذَا مَقَامُ الْعَآئِذِ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ
Haadhaa Maqaamul 'Aaidhi Bika Minannaar
This is the position of one who seeks refuge in You from the fire [of Hell]

Continuing qunoot yet further , recite three hundred [300] times: -
اَلْعَفْوَ
Al-'Afwa
(I ask for) forgiveness

Finally, the following should be said once:
رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَ ارْحَمْنِي وَ تُبْ عَلَيَّ اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيْمُ
rabbighfirli warhamni wa tub alayya ,innaka antat-tawwabur-rahim
Lord, forgive me and have mercy on me, and turn to me, Surely You are the Oft-returning, the Merciful

Complete the Rukuh and Sujood and end the prayer with Salaam
-Recite Tasbih of Syeda Fatemah Zahra (peace be upon her); 34 times - Allahu Akbar, 33 times - Al-Hamdu Lillah, 33 times - Subhanallah
-Followed by Sajdah of Shukr. (reciting 5 times
سُبُّوحٌ قُدُّوسٌ رَبُّ الْمَلاَئِكَةِ وَالرُّوحِ
Subbohon, Qoddoson, Rabbul Mala’ekati Wal-Rooh
All Glorious, All Holy, Lord of the Angels and the Spirit.
-Next, recite Ayatul Kursi.2:255/6
-Finally, for the second time, perform Sajdah of Shukr reciting 5 times
سُبُّوحٌ قُدُّوسٌ رَبُّ الْمَلاَئِكَةِ وَالرُّوحِ
Subbohon, Qoddoson, Rabbul Mala’ekati Wal-Rooh
All Glorious, All Holy, Lord of the Angels and the Spirit.
Optional before Starting
بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful

اَللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
O Allah bless Muhammad and his family

اَللّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَتَوَجَّهُ اِلَيْكَ بِنَبِيِّكَ نَبِيِّ الرَّحْمَةِ وَ آلِهِ
O Allah I turn to You through Your Prophet the Prophet of mercy and (through) his family and I place them in front of my needs


وَ اُقَدِّمُهُمْ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَوَ ائِجِي
so make me through them,

فَاجْعَلْنِي بِهِمْ وَجِيْهًا فِي الدُّنْيَا وَ الآخِرَةِ
respected, in the world and in the hereafter and from the near ones

وَ مِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِيْنَ
O Allah have mercy on me through them

اَللّهُمَّ ارْحَمْنِي بِهِمْ وَ لاَ تُعَذِّبْنِي بِهِمْ
and do not punish me through them

وَ اهْدِنِي بِهِمْ وَ لاَ تُضِلَّنِي بِهِمْ
and guide me through them

وَ ارْزُقْنِي بِهِمْ وَ لاَ تَحْرِمْنِي بِهِمْ
and do not lead me astray through them

وَ اقْضِ لِي حَوَائِجَ الدُّنْيَا وَ الآَخِرَةِ
and grant me sustenance through them

اِنَّكَ عَلى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ
and do not deny me through them

وَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيْمٌ
and fulfill my needs of the world & the hereafter


Dua by Imam Ali Zain al Abideen (peace be upon him) that he recited in the dead of the night

اِﻟﻬِﻲ ﻏَﺎرَتْ نُجُومُ ﺳَﻤَﺎءِكَ وَ ﻧَﺎمَتْ ﻋُﻴُﻮْنُ اَﻧَﺎﻣِﻚَ وَ هَدَاَتْ اَصْوَاتُ ﻋِﺒَﺎدِكَ وَ اَﻧْﻌَﺎﻣِﻚَ
ilaahi ghaarat nujoomu samaaika wa naamat ‘uyoonu anaamika wa hada-at aswaatuibaaduka wa an’aamika
My God, the stars of Your sky have sunk and the eyes of Your people are sleeping and the voices of Your servants and Your animals have become silent

وَ غَلَّقَتِ اﻟْﻤُﻠُﻮْكُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻬَﺎ اَﺑْﻮَاﺑَﻬَﺎ وَ ﻃَﺎفَ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻬَﺎ حُرَّاسُهَا
wa ghallaqatil mulooku ‘alayha abwaabaha wa taafa ‘alayha hurraa-suhaa
and the kings have locked their doors and its guards are moving around it

وَ اﺣْﺘَﺠَﺒُﻮا عَمَّنْ ﻳَﺴْﺌَﻠُﻬُﻢْ ﺣَﺎﺟَﺔً اَوْ ﻳَﻨْﺘَﺠِﻊُ ﻣِﻨْﻬُﻢْ ﻓَﺎﺋِﺪَةً
wah-tajaboo ‘amman yasaluhum haajatan aw yantaji’u minhum faa-ida
and they are covered from he who wishes to ask them for a need or to get a benefit from them

وَ اَﻧْﺖَ اِﻟﻬِﻲ حَيٌّ قَيُّوْمٌ ﻻَ ﺗَﺎْﺧُﺬُكَ ﺳِﻨَﺔٌ وَ ﻻ ﻧَﻮْمٌ وَ ﻻَ ﻳَﺸْﻐَﻠُﻚَ ﺷَﻴْﺊٌ ﻋَﻦْ ﺷَﻴْﺊٍ
wa anta ilaahi hayyun qayyoomun laa ta-khudhuka sinatun wa laa nawmun wa la yashghaluka shayun ‘an shayin
but You my God, are Ever Living, Subsistent, slumber or sleep does not overtake you (2:255) and one thing does not occupy You from another

اَﺑْﻮَابُ ﺳَﻤَﺎﺋِﻚَ ﻟِﻤَﻦْ دَﻋَﺎكَ مُفَتَّحَاتٌ وَ ﺧَﺰَاﺋِﻨُﻚَ ﻏَﻴْﺮُ مُغَلَّقَاتٍ
abwaabu samaaika liman da’aaka mufattahaatun wa khazaainuka ghairu mughallaqaatin
the doors of Your sky are open for he who asks You and Your treasures are never locked

وَ اَﺑْﻮَابُ رَﺣْﻤَﺘِﻚَ ﻏَﻴْﺮُ ﻣَﺤْﺠُﻮْﺑَﺎتٍ وَ ﻓَﻮَاﺋِﺪُكَ ﻟِﻤَﻦْ ﺳَﺄَﻟَﻚَ ﻏَﻴْﺮُ ﻣَﺤْﻈُﻮْرَاتٍ ﺑَﻞْ هِيَ ﻣَﺒْﺬُوْﻻَتٌ
wa abwaabu rahmatika ghairu mahjoobaatin wa fawaaiduka liman sa-a-laka ghairu mahdhooraatin, bal he-ya mabdhoolatun
and the doors of Your mercy are never covered and Your benefits are never forbidden for he who asks You rather they are given generously.

اَﻧْﺖَ اِﻟﻬِﻲ اَﻟْﻜَﺮِﻳْﻢُ الَّذِي ﻻَ تَرُدُّ ﺳَﺎﺋِﻼً ﻣِﻦَ اﻟْﻤُﺆْﻣِﻨِﻴْﻦَ ﺳَﺄَﻟَﻚَ
anta ilaahee al-karremul-ladhee laa taruddu saailan min-al momineena sa-a-lak
You are my God, the Generous who does not turn away a beseecher who asks from You

وَ ﻻَ ﺗَﺤْﺘَﺠِﺐُ ﻋَﻦْ اَﺣَﺪٍ ﻣِﻨْﻬُﻢْ اَرَادَكَ. ﻻَ وَ عِزَّتِكَ وَ ﺟَﻼَﻟِﻚَ
wa laa tahtajibu ‘an ahadin minhum araadak, laa wa ‘izzatika wa jalaalika
and You do not conceal Yourself from anyone of the believers who intends You. No, by Your Honor and Your Majesty

وَ ﻻَ ﺗُﺨْﺘَﺰَلُ ﺣَﻮَاﺋِﺠَﻬُﻢْ دُوْﻧَﻚَ وَ ﻻَ ﻳَﻘْﻀِﻴْﻬَﺎ اَﺣَﺪٌ ﻏَﻴْﺮُكَ
wa laa tukhtazaloo hawaaijahum doonaka wa laa yaqdheeha ahadun ghairuk
no one removes their needs other than You and no one fulfills their needs apart from You.

اللَّهُمَّ وَ ﻗَﺪْ ﺗَﺮَاﻧِﻲ وَ وُﻗُﻮْﻓِﻲ وَ ذُلَّ ﻣَﻘَﺎﻣِﻲ ﺑَﻴْﻦَ ﻳَﺪَﻳْﻚَ
allahumma wa qad taraane wa wuqoofu wa dhulla maqaamee bayna yadayka
O Allah You see me, and my standing (before You) and my humble position in front of You

وَ ﺗَﻌْﻠَﻢُ ﺳَﺮِﻳْﺮَﺗِﻲ وَ تَطَّلِعُ ﻋَﻠﻰ ﻣَﺎ ﻓِﻲ ﻗَﻠْﺒِﻲ وَ ﻣَﺎ ﻳَﺼْﻠِﺢُ ﺑِﻪِ اَﻣْﺮُ آﺧِﺮَﺗِﻲ وَ دُﻧْﻴَﺎيَ
wa ta’lamu sareeratee wa tat=tali’u ‘alaa maa fee qalbee wa maa yaslihu bihi amru aakhiratee wa dunyaaya
and You know my secrets and are aware of what is in my heart and of what will improve my affairs of the Hereafter and the world.

اللَّهُمَّ اِنَّ ذِكْرَ اﻟْﻤَﻮْتِ وَ اَهْوَالِ الْمُطَّلِعِ وَاﻟْﻮُﻗُﻮْفَ ﺑَﻴْﻦَ يَدَيْكَ
allahumma inna dhikral mawti wa ahwaalil muttali’i wal wuqoofa bayna yadayka
O Allah, the remembrance of death and the frightening conditions of the observer and standing before You

نَغَّصَنِي ﻣَﻄْﻌَﻤِﻲ وَﻣَﺸْﺮَﺑِﻲ وَ اَغَصَّنِي ﺑِﺮِﻳْﻘِﻲ اَﻗْﻠَﻘَﻨِﻲ ﻋَﻦْ وِﺳَﺎدِي وَ ﻣَﻨَﻌَﻨِﻲ رُﻗَﺎدِي
nagh-ghasanee mat’amee wa mashrabee wa aghassanee bee-reeqee aqlaqanee ‘an wisaadee wa mana’anee ruqaadee
makes me stay away from my food and drink and makes me choke, keeps me away from my pillow and prevents me from sleeping.

كَيْفَ ﻳَﻨَﺎمُ ﻣَﻦْ ﻳَﺨَﺎفُ ﻣَﻠَﻚَ اﻟْﻤَﻮْتِ ﻓِﻲ ﻃَﻮَارِقِ اللَّيْلِ وَ ﻃَﻮَارِقِ النَّهَارِ
kayfa yanaamu man yakhaafu malakal mawtu fee tawaariqil-layli wa tawaariqin-nahaari
How can one sleep who fears the angel of death? in the calamities of the night and the calamities of the day

ﺑَﻞْ كَيْفَ ﻳَﻨَﺎمُ اﻟْﻌَﺎﻗِﻞُ وَ ﻣَﻠَﻚُ اﻟْﻤَﻮْتِ ﻻَ ﻳَﻨَﺎمُ ﻻَ بِاللَّيْلِ وَ ﻻَ بِالنَّهَارِ
bal kayfa yanaamul ‘aaqilu wa malakul mawti laa yanamu laa bil-layli wa laa binnahaari
rather how can an intelligent person sleep while the angel of death does not sleep neither at night nor in the day

وَ ﻳَﻄْﻠُﺐُ رُوْﺣَﻪُ ﺑِﺎﻟْﺒَﻴَﺎتِ وَ ﻓِﻲ آﻧَﺎءِ السَّاعَاتِ
wa yatlubu ruhahu bil bayaati wa fee aaanaais-sa’aati
and seeks his soul in the state of sleep and in the middle of the hours


The Imam (peace be upon him) would then prostrate, place his cheek on the ground and say:
اَﺳْﺄَﻟُﻚَ الرَّوحَ وَ الرَّاحةَ ﻋِﻨْﺪَ اﻟْﻤَﻮْتِ وَ اﻟْﻌَﻔْﻮَ عَنِّي ﺣِﻴْﻦَ اَﻟْﻘَﺎك
asalukar-rawha war-raahata ‘indal mawti wal ‘afwa ‘annee heena alqaak
I beseech You to give me ease and comfort at the time of death and forgiveness when I meet You
Optional after 8 Rakat
Say "Ya Allah "10 times then....this
بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

اَللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّد
O Allah bless Muhammad and his family

اَللّهُمَّ اَنْتَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّوْمُ اَلْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيْمُ
O Allah You are the Ever Living, the Eternal the Elevated, the Mighty

اَلْخَالِقُ الرَّازِقُ اَلْمُحْيِي الْمُمِيْتُ
the Creator, the Sustainer the One who gives life and the One who causes to die

اَلْبَدِيئُ الْبَدِيْعُ
the Beginner, the Unique

لَكَ الْكَرَمُ وَ لَكَ الْجُوْدُ
For You is nobility and for You is generosity

وَ لَكَ الْمَنُّ وَ لَكَ الاَمْرُ
and for You is grace and for You is the command

وَحْدَكَ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَكَ
You are One there is no partner for You

يَا خَالِقُ يَا رَازِقُ
O Creator, O Sustainer

يَا مُحْيِي يَا مُمِيْتُ
O the One who gives life and the One who causes to die

يَا بَدِيْعُ يَا رَفِيْعُ
O the Unique, the Sublime

اَسْأَلُكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
I ask you to bless Muhammad and his family

وَ اَنْ تَرْحَمَ ذُلِّ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ وَ تَضَرُّعِي اِلَيْكَ
and to have mercy on my lowliness before You and my beseeching You

وَحْشَتِي مِنَ النَّاسِ وَ اُنْسِي بِك
and my loneliness from people and my intimacy with You

Imam Ali(as) supplication after completing the eight unit of mid-night prayers
اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِحُرْمَۃِ مَنْ عَاذَ بِکَ مِنْکَ وَ لَجَأَ اِلٰی عِزِّکَ وَ اسْتَظَلَّ بِفَیْئِکَ وَ اعْتَصَمَ بِحَبْلِکَ
وَ لَمْ یَثِقْ اِلاَّ بِکَ یَا مُطْلِقَ الْاُسَارٰی یَامَنْ سَمّٰی
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,

نَفْسَہٗ مِنْ جُوْدِہٖ وَہَّابًا وَ ہَا اَنَا اَدْعُوْکَ رَغَبًا وَ رَہَبًا وَخَوْفًا وَ طَمَعًا وَ اِنْجَاحًا وَ اِلْحَلحًا وَ تَضَرُّعًا وَ تَمَلُّقًا وَ قَائِمًا وَ قَاعِدًا وَّرَاکِعًا وَ سَاجِدًا وَ رَاکِبًا وَمَا شِیًا وَ ذَاہِبًا وَ جَآئِیًا
وَ فِیْ کُلِّ حَالاَتِیْ اَسْئَلُکَ اَنْ تُصَلِّیَ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ (’’وَاَنْ تَفْعَلْ بِیْ کَذَا وَکَذَا وَ تَذْکُرُ حَاجَتَکَ‘‘)
O the one who has praised Himself with generosity and has named himself "Wahab" (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 Mohammed and his progeny (ask for Your needs over here).
Optionalafter Shifa
بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful

اَللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
O Allah bless Muhammad and his family

اِلهِي تَعَرَّضَ لَكَ فِي هذَا اللَّيْلِ الْمُتَعَرِّضُوْنَ
O Allah, on this night the seekers have sought You

وَ قَصَدَكَ فِيْهِ الْقَاصِدُوْنَ
and the aspirers have aspired for You

وَ اَمَّلَ فَضْلَكَ وَ مَعْرُوْفَكَ الطَّالِبُوْنَ
and the searchers have hoped for Your blessings and grace

وَ لَكَ فِي هذَا اللَّيْلِ نَفَحَاتٌ
For You have in this night, hidden bounties

وَ جَوَائِزُ وَ عَطَايَا وَ مَوَاهِبُ
and rewards and presents and gifts

تَمُنُّ بِهَا عَلى مَنْ تَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ
which You bestow upon whom you please from Your servants

وَ تَمْنَعُهَا مَنْ لَمْ تَسْبِقُ لَهُ الْعِنَايَةُ مِنْكَ
and You deny them to one who has not reached Your regard

وَ هَا اَنَا ذَا عُبَيْدُكَ الْفَقِيْرُ اِلَيْكَ
Here I am,Your abject servant in need of You

اَلْمُؤَمِّلُ فَضْلَكَ وَ مَعْرُوْفَكَ
hopeful of Your blessings and grace

فَاِنْ كُنْتَ يَا مَوْلاَيَ تَفَضَّلْتَ فِي هذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ
So, O my Master if You have bestowed blessings on this night

عَلى اَحَدٍ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
on anyone of Your creatures

وَ عُدْتَ عَلَيْهِ بِعَائِدَةٍ مِنْ عَطْفِكَ
and turned to him with affection

فَصَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
then bless Muhammad and his family the pure, the purified,

اَلطَّيِّبِيْنَ الطَّاهِرِيْنَ اَلْخَيِّرِيْنَ اَلْفَاضِلِيْنَ
the virtuous onesthe excellent ones

وَ جُدْ عَلَيَّ بِطَوْلِكَ وَ مَعْرُوْفِكَ
and favor me with Your grace and bounty

يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ وَ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ
O Lord of the worlds And send blessings on Muhammad

خَاتَمِ النَّبِيِّيْنَ وَ آلِهِ الطَّاهِرِيْنَ وَ سَلَّمَ تَسْلِيْمًا
the seal of the Prophets and his family, the Purified and salute them witha perfect salutation

اِنَّ اللّهَ حَمِيْدٌ مَجِيْدٌ
Surely Allah is praiseworthy, Glorious

اَللّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَدْعُوْكَ كَمَا اَمَرْتَ فَاسْتَجِبْ لِي كَمَا وَعَدْتَ
O Allah I have supplicated to You'as You have commanded.then answer me as You have promised.

اِنَّكَ لاَ تُخْلِفُ الْمِيْعَادَ
Surely You do not break Your promises.


In Qunoot
In al-Faqeeh: The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) used to seek forgiveness seventy times in the Watr Prayer and then say seven times:
هٰذَا مَقَامُ الْعَائِذِ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ.
haazaa maqaamul a’a-eze beka menan naar.
This is the position of the seeker of protection with You from the hell fire

Source al-Faqeeh, vol. 1, p. 489; Tafseer al-Ayyaashi, vol. 1, p. 165 - Surah Aal-e-Imraan (3)

اَللّٰهُمَّ اهْدِنِيْ فِيْمَنْ هَدَيْتَ وَ عَافِنِيْ فِيْمَنْ عَافَيْتَ وَ تَوَلَّنِيْ فِيْمَنْ تَوَلَّيْتَ وَ بَارِكْ لِيْ فِيْمَا اَعْطَيْتَ وَ قِنِيْ شَرَّ مَا قَضَيْتَ اِنَّكَ تَقْضِيْ وَ لَا يُقْضٰى عَلَيْكَ سُبْحَانَكَ رَبَّ الْبَيْتِ اَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَ اَتُوْبُ اِلَيْكَ وَ اُوْمِنُ بِكَ وَ اَتَوَكَّلُ عَلَيْكَ وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِكَ يَا رَحِيْمُ.
allaahummah denee feeman hadayta wa a’afenee feeman a’afayta wa tawallanee feeman tawallayta wa baarik lee feeman a-a’tayta wa qenee sharra maa qazayta innaka taqzee wa laa yuqzaa a’layka subhaanaka rabbal bayte astaghferoka wa atoobo elayka wa oomeno beka wa atawakkalo a’layka wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa beka yaa raheemo.
O Allah! Guide me as those whom You have guided, and grant me well-being as those whom You have granted well-being, and take care of my affair as those whose affairs You have taken care of and bless me in what You grant me and protect me from the evil of what You have decreed, verily You decree and nothing is decreed upon You. Glory be to You O Lord of the House! I seek forgiveness from You and turn to You, and I seek refuge with You and rely on You, and there is no power or might but by Your will, O Most Merciful!

source al-Faqeeh, vol. 1, p. 487; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 87, p. 205
Optional after completion
Dua Hazeen to be recited after Salaat-ul Tahajjud

بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
bismillahir rahmanir raheem
In the name of Allah, The Beneficent, the Merciful

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli ‘alaa muhammadin wa ali muhammad
O Allah bless Muhammad and his family

اُنَاجِیْکَ یَا مَوْجُوْدًا فِیْ کُلِّ مَکَانٍ
unaajika ya mawjoodan fi kulli makaan
I whisper unto You O One Who is present in every place

لَعَلَّکَ تَسْمَعُ نِدَآئِیْ فَقَدْ عَظُمَ جُرْمِیْ وَ قَلَّ حَیَآئِیْ
la’allaka tasma’oo nidaaee faqad ‘adhuma jurmi wa qalla hayaaee
So that you may hear my call for surely my sin is excessive and my shame is less

مَوْلَایَ یَا مَوْلَایَ اَیَّ الْاَھْوَالِ اَتَذَکَّرُ
mawlaya ya mawlaya ayyal ahwali atadhakkar
My Master, O my Master which of the terrifying states shall I remember

وَ اَیَّهَا اَنْسٰی وَ لَوْ لَمْ یَکُنْ اِلاَّ الْمَوْتُ لَکَفٰی
wa ayyahaa ansaa wa law lam yakun illal maawtu lakafaa
and which of them shall I forget for if there was nothing except death it would be enough

کَیْفَ وَمَا بَعْدَ الْمَوْتِ اَعْظَمُ وَ اَدْهَی
kayfaa wa maa b’adal mawti a‘adhamoo wa ad-haa
then what about after death greater and much worse?

مَولاَیَ یَا مَوْلاَیَ حَتّٰی مَتٰی وَ اِلٰي مَتٰي اَقُوْلُ
mawlaya ya mawlaya hatta mata wa ilaa mata aqulu
My master O my Master up to when and till when will I say,

لَکَ الْعُتْبٰی مَرَّةً بَعْدَ اُخْرٰی ثُمَّ لاَ تَجِدُ عِنْدِیْ صِدْقًا وَ لاَ وَفَآءً
lakal ‘utbaa marratan b’ada ukhraa thumma laa tajidu ‘indee sidqan wa laa wafaa-an
I am to blame, again and again, but then You do not find any truth or loyalty in me?

فَیَاغَوْثَاهُ ثُمَّ وَاغَوْثَاهُ بِکَ
fa yaa ghawthaa-hu thumma wa ghaw'thaahu bika
I call for help and I call for help,

یَا اَللّٰهُ مِنْ هَوًی قَدْ غَلَبَنِیْ وَ مِنْ عَدُوٍّ قَدِ اسْتَکْلَبَ عَلَیَّ
ya allahu min hawaa qad ghalabanee wa min ‘aduwwin qad-istaklaba ‘alayya
O Allah from desires which have overpowered me and from the enemy which has pounced on me

وَ مِنْ دُنْیَا قَدْ تَزَیَّنَتْ لِیْ وَ مِنْ نَفْسٍ اَمَّارَةٍ بِالسُّوٓءِ اِلاَّ مَا رَحِمَ رَبِّیْ
wa min dunyaa qad-tazayyanat lee wa min nafsin ammaaratin bis-suui illa ma rahima rabbee
and from the world which attracts me and from the soul that leads towards evil except that on which my Lord has mercy (12:53)

مَوْلاَیَ یَا مَوْلاَیَ اِنْ کُنْتَ رَحِمْتَ مِثْلِی فَارْحَمْنِیْ
mawlaya ya mawlaya in kunta rahimta mithlee farhamnee
My master O my master if You have had mercy on the likes of me then have mercy on me

وَ اِنْ کُنْتَ قَبِلْتَ مِثْلِیْ فَاقْبَلْنِیْ
wa inkuntaa qabilta mithlee faqbalnee
and if You have accepted from the likes of me then accept from me

یَا قَبِلَ السَّحَرَةِ اِقْبَلْنِیْ یَا مَنْ لَمْ اَزَلْ اَتَعَرَّفُ مِنْهُ الْحُسْنٰی
ya qabilas-saharati iqbalnee ya man lam azal at’arrafu min hul husna
O One Who accepts the early morning prayer accept me, O One who, I still know only good from Him

یَا مَنْ یُغَذِّیْنِیْ بِالنِّعَمِ صَبَاحًا وَ مَسَآءً اِرْحَمْنِیْ یَوْمَ اٰتِیْکَ فَرْدًا شَاخِصًا اِلَیْکَ
ya man yughadh-dhinee bin-n’eami sabaahan wa masaa-an irhamnee yawma aateeka fardan shakhisan ilayka
O One who nourishes me with blessings morning and evening have mercy on me when I come to You alone,

بَصَرِیْ مُقَلَّدًا عَمَلِیْ قَدْ تَبَرَّءَ جَمِیْعُ الْخَلْقِ مِنِّیْ
basari muqaliddan ‘amali qad ta barra-a jamee'ul khalqi minni
my glance fixed on You my actions carried on my neck When all of creation will withdraw away from me

نَعَمْ وَ اَبِیْ وَ اُمِّیْ وَ مَنْ کَانَ لَهُ کَدِّیْ وَ سَعْیِیْ
na'am wa abi wa ummi wa man kana lahoo kaddee wa sa’ayi
yes, even my father and mother and those for whom I worked and struggled

فَاِنْ لَمْ تَرْحَمْنِیْ فَمَنْ یَرْحَمُنِیْ
fa in -am tarhamni fa man yarhamuni
then if You will not have mercy on me who will have mercy on me

وَ مَنْ یُوْنِسُ فِیْ الْقَبْرِ وَحْشَتِیْ وَ مَنْ یُنْطِقُ لِسَانِیْ اِذَا خَلَوْتُ بِعَمَلِیْ
wa man yunisu fil qabri wahshati wa man yuntiqoo lisanee idha khalawtu bi ‘amali
who will give me solace from the loneliness of the grave and who will make me speak when I am alone with my deeds

وَ سَاءَلْتَنِیْ عَمَّا اَنْتَ اَعْلَمُ بِهِ مِنِّیْ
wa saa-altanee ‘amma anta a’alamu bihi minni
and when You will ask me about what You know better than me?

فَاِنْ قُلْتُ نَعَمْ فَاَیْنَ الْمَحْرَبُ مِنْ عَدْلِکَ
fa-in qultu na’am fa aynal mahraboo min ‘adlik
Then if I say yes (to my sins) where will be the escape from Your Justice?

وَ اِنْ قُلْتُ لَمْ اَفْعَلْ قُلْتَ اَلَمْ اَکُنِ الشَّاهِدَ عَلَیْکَ
wa in qulta lam af’al qulta alam akunish-shahida ‘alayka
And if I say I did not commit it You will say was I not a witness over you?

فَعَفْوُکَ عَفْوُکَ یَا مَوْلاَیَ قَبْلَ سَرَابِیْلِ الْقَطِرَانِ
fa ‘awfuka ‘awfuka ya mawlaaya qabla saraabeelil qatiraan
So (I beseech) Your Forgiveness Your Pardon O my master before the wearing of the clothes of Hell

عَفْوُکَ عَفْوُکَ یَا مَوْلاَیَ قَبْلَ جَهَنَّمَ وَ النِّیْرَانِ
fa ‘awfuka ‘awfuka ya mawlaaya qabla jahannama wan-neeraan
Your Forgiveness Your Pardon O my Master before the Hell and the Fire

عَفْوُکَ عَفْوُکَ یَا مَوْلاَیَ قَبْلَ اَنْ تُغَلَّ الْاَیْدِیْ اِلٰی الْاَعْنَاقِ
fa ‘awfuka ‘awfuka ya mawlaaya qabla an tughallal aydee ilal a’anaaq
Your Forgiveness Your Forgiveness O my Master before the hands are tied to the necks

یَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِیْنَ وَ خَیْرَ الْغَافِرِیْنَ.
ya arhamar-rahimeen, wa khayral ghaafireen
O the most Merciful and the best of Forgivers

Optional after 4th Rakat
Invocation in the Thanksgiving Prostration
This is to be recited in after the fourth unit of the night prayers. Our Ulama have mentioned in the book, Aadaabo Saalaat al-Lail, ‘Among its manners is that after the fourth unit, in the thanksgiving prostration, recite a hundred times,
مَا شَاءَ الُ
Then supplicate,
ي اَ رَب ،ّ اَنْ تَ ال ،ُ م اَ شِئْ تَ مِ نْ اَمْرٍ يَکُوْ نُ، فَ صَلّ عَل یٰ مُحَمّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمّدٍ، وَ اجْعَلْ لِىْ فِيْ مَا تَشَاءُ اَنْ تُعَجّلَ فَرَجَ آلِ مُحَمّدٍ صَلّی الُ عَلَيْْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَ سَلّمَ، وَ عَجّلْ فَرَجِىْ وَ فَرَجَ اِخْوَ انِىْ مَقْرُوْناً بِفَرَجِهِمْ، وَ تَفْعَلَ بِىْ مَا اَنْتَ اَهْلُهُ.
Optional after evry 2 Rakats
supplication for his reappearance (may our souls be sacrificed for him) after every two (raka'at) units of the night recommended prayer
Source Mikyaal al-Makaarem, vol. 2, p. 14/26; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol.87, p. 250.
Sheikh Tusi (may Allah elevates his position) said: it is recommended to recite this supplication after every two Raka'at in the night recommended prayer:
أَللَّهُمَّ إِنّي أَسْأَلُكَ وَلَمْ يُسْأَلْ مِثْلُكَ ، أَنْتَ مَوْضِعُ مَسْأَلَةِ السَّائِلينَ وَمُنْتَهى رَغْبَةِ الرَّاغِبينَ ، أَدْعُوكَ وَلَمْ يُدْعَ مِثْلُكَ ، وَأَرْغَبُ إِلَيْكَ وَلَمْ يُرْغَبْ إِلى مِثْلِكَ ، أَنْتَ مُجيبُ دَعْوَةِ الْمُضْطَرّينَ وَأَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمينَ .
أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَفْضَلِ الْمَسائِلِ وَأَنْجَحِها وَأَعْظَمِها ، يا اَللَّهُ يا رَحْمانُ يا رَحيمُ وَبِأَسْمائِكَ الْحُسْنى ، وَأَمْثالِكَ الْعُلْيا ، وَنِعَمِكَ الَّتي لاتُحْصى ، وَبِأَكْرَمِ أَسْمائِكَ عَلَيْكَ ، وَأَحَبِّها إِلَيْكَ ، وَأَقْرَبِها مِنْكَ وَسيلَةً ، وَأَشْرَفِها عِنْدَكَ مَنْزِلَةً ، وأَجْزَلِها لَدَيْكَ ثَواباً ، وَأَسْرَعِها فِي الْاُمُورِ إِجابَةً ، وَبِاسْمِكَ الْمَكْنُونِ الْأَكْبَرِ الْأَعَزِّ الْأَجَلِّ الْأَعْظَمِ الْأَكْرَمِ ، اَلَّذي تُحِبُّهُ وَتَهْواهُ ، وَتَرْضى بِهِ عَمَّنْ دَعاكَ ، فَاسْتَجَبْتَ لَهُ دُعاءَهُ ، وَحَقٌّ عَلَيْكَ أَنْ لاتَحْرِمَ سائِلَكَ وَلاتَرُدَّهُ .
وَبِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ فِي التَّوْراةِ وَالْإِنْجيلِ وَالزَّبُورِ وَالْقُرْآنِ الْعَظيمِ ، وَبِكُلِّ اسْمٍ دَعاكَ بِهِ حَمَلَةُ عَرْشِكَ وَمَلائِكَتُكَ ، وَأَنْبِياؤُكَ وَرُسُلُكَ ، وَأَهْلُ طاعَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ ، أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَأَنْ تُعَجِّلَ فَرَجَ وَلِيِّكَ وَابْنِ وَلِيِّكَ ، وَتُعَجِّلَ خِزْيَ أَعْدائِهِ

(then tender your wishes and needs).[1]
O' Allah! I requested from You what was not requested from Your type, You are in the position to answer the needier and extreme desire of those who desired, I call You, the call that was not made to Your type, I desired from You, the desire that was not made to Your type, You answer the call of the compelled ones and the most Merciful of the merciful.
I requested from You the best, the tremendous and most successful issue, O' Allah, O' the Beneficent, O' the Merciful, and by the sake of Your beautiful Names and exaltedness of Yourself and Your uncountable favours and by the Most honoured names to You which You love most and most closer to You, whose rank is more exalted before You and more recompensed before You that hasten the acceptance of request, for the sake of Your great hidden name that is honoured, mighty and more splendid. The name You love which pleases You if You are call with it. Thus You answer the call; it is Your responsibility not to prohibit nor reject those that requested from You.
For the sake of Your name mentioned in Torah, Gospel, Zabur and in the Glorious Qur'an, and for the sake of Your name called by the Angels and the carrier of Your Throne, Your Apostles and the Messengers and those obedient servants among Your creatures, so send Your blessing on Muhammad and on the family of Muhammad and to hasten the relief of Your legacy the son of Your legacy and quicken the humiliation of his enemies.
It was said in Mikyaalil Makarim that the following addition was found in Jamaalu Ssaliheen:
وَتَجْعَلَنا مِنْ أَصْحابِهِ وَأَنْصارِهِ ، وَتَرْزُقَنا بِهِ رَجآءَنا ، وَتَسْتَجيبَ بِهِ دُعآءَنا
And make us among his companion and helper and grant us all our hopes through him and accept our prayers.[2]
Kafa'ami (may Allah have mercy on him) said: it is recommended to rescite this supplication after every two Raka'at in the night recommended prayer.[3]
[1]- Misbaahul Mutahajjid: 139.
[2]- Mikyaalil Makarim 2: 14.
[3]- Al-Misbaah : 75.