Duas to overcome; Worries, Anxiety Hardship


According to Imam Jafar bin Mohammad as Sadiq(as) , to remove worries recite three times daily foll suras
(i) al Kaafiroon (ii) al Ikhlas (iii) al Falaq (iv) an Naas
According to Imam Musa bin Jafar al Kazim (as), to remove worries, recite any 100 verses of the holy Quran and at the end recite 3 times :
اَلَّلهُمَّ ادْفَعْ عَنِِّى الْبَلَآءَ
allaahummad - fa 'a'nnil balaa - a
O Allah, drive the misfortune away from me.

According to Imam Musa bin Jafar al Kazim, if a man in trouble keeps with him written
بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
bismilla'ahir rah'maanir rah'eem

Allah saves him from the worries he is afflicted with.
Allah did not destroy Firwan in his house because Bismillaaahir rah'maanir rah'eem was written on his door.

According to Imam Muhammad bin Ali al Baqir(as) the Ahl ul Bayt (as)used to recite the following du-a'a to seek safety from Allah whenever worries troubled them :
يَا كَائِنًا قَبْلَ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ
وَ يَا مُكَوِّنَ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ء
ٍ وَ يَا بَاقِي بَعْدَ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ء
ٍ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ افْعَلْ بِيْ
yaa kaaa-inan qabla kulli shay -in wa yaa mukawwina kulli shay -in wa yaa baaqiya ba'da kulli shay -in s'alli ala muh'ammadin wa ahli baytihee waf-a'l bee
O the (ever) existing who is a priori to all existence; O the creator (who says ‘be’ and it becomes) of all things, O the everlasting eternal even when everything (created) shall perish:
Send blessings on Muhammad and his children and do for me (mention your desire here)
According to Imam Musa bin Jafar al Kazim(as) recite the following du-a'a to remove worries after tahajjud.
سُبْحَانَ اللهِ الْعَظِيْمِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ وَاَسْألَهُ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ
subh'aanallaahil a'z'eemi wa bih'amdihee astaghfirullaaahaa wa as-aluhoo min faz'lihee
Glory be to Allah and praise be to Him. I seek protection of Allah and I beseech Him to give me His bounties generously.

Imam Jafar bin Mohammad as Sadiq (as)advised his followers to recite the following du-a'a to remove worries
اَعْدَدْتُ لِكُلِِّ عَظِيْمَةٍ لَآ اِله اِلاَّ اللهُ وَ لِكُلِِّ هَمٍٍّ وَ غَمِِِّ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ اِلاَّ باِللهِ مُحَمَّدٌ نُوْرُ الْاوَّلُ وَ عَلِىٌّ نُوْرُ الثَّانِىْ وَ الْاَءِمَّةُ الْاَبْرَارُ عُدَّةٌ لِلِقَآءِ اللهِ وَ حِجَابٌ مِنْ اَعْدَآءِ اللهِ ذَلَّ كُلُّ شَىْءٍ لِعَظَمَةِ اللهِ وَأَسْأَلُ اللهَ عَزَّوَجَلَّ الْكِفَايَةَ
a'-dadtu likulli a'z'eematin laa ilaaha illallaahu wa likulli hammin wa ghammin laa h'awla wa laa quwwata illaa billaah muh'ammadun noorul awwalu wa a'liyaun nooruth thaanee wal a-immatul abraaru u'ddatun liliqaaa-illaahi wa h'ijaabun min a-daaa-illaahi d'alla kulli shay-in li-a'z'amatillaahi wa as-alullaaha a'zza wa jallal kifaayah
I enumerate the merits of all that which are glorious and magnificent (to know that) there is no god save Allah; and for (removal of) pains and sorrows there is no power nor strength (in any) save in Allah. Muhammad is the first light, Ali the second light; and all the pious Imams (of the Ahlul Bayt) are a means to reach the presence of Allah and a protection from the enemies of Allah. All things are dwarfed in presence of the greatness of Allah. I seek sufficient (support) from Allah, the mighty, the glorious.

Recite the following du-a'a to remove worries
اَلَّلهُمَّ اِنْ كَانَتْ ذَنُوْبِىْ قَدْ اَخْلَقَتْ وَجْهِیْ عِنْدَكَ فَاِنِِّیْ اَتَوَجَّهُ اِلَيْكَ نَبِىِِّ الرَّحْمَةِ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اَلِهِ وَ عَلِىِِِّ وَ فَاطِمَةَ وَالْحَسَنِ وَ الْحُسَيْنِ وَ الْأِمَّةِ عَلَيْهِمْ السَلَامُ.
Allaahumma in kaanat d'unoobee qad akhlaqat wajhee i'ndaka fa innee atawajjahu ilayka bi nabiyyika nabiyyir rah'mati muhammadin s'allallaahu a'layhi wa aalihee wa a'liyyin wa faat'imata walah'asani wal h'usayni wal a-immati a'layhimus salaam
O Allah, if my sins have blackened my face, I turn to You through Your prophet, Muhammad, the prophet of mercy, blessings of Allah be on him and on his children, (and through) Ali, Fatimah, Hasan, Husayn and the (rest of the) Imams (of the Ahl ul Bayt), peace be on all of them.

Recite the following verse 129 of al Bara at to remove worries:
حَسْبِىَ اللهُ لَآ اٍلَهَ اِلاَّ هُوَ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيْمِ-
h'asbiyallaahu laaa ilaaha illaa huw a'layhi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabbul a'rshil a'z'eem.
Allah suffices me. There is no god but He. On Him do I rely, and He is the Lord of the great throne.


To remove worries and obtain satisfaction of legitimate desires pray a 4 raka-at salat in 2 sets of two rak-ats each.
In the first rak-at after recitation of al Fatihah, recite 25 times verse 44 of al Mumin:
وَ أُفَوِّضُ أَمْرِيْ إِلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَصِيْرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ
wa ufawwiz'u amree ilallaah innallaaha bas'eerum bil ibaad
I entrust my affair to Allah, verily, Allah keeps an eye on (His) servants.

In the second rak-at after recitation of al Fatihah recite 25 times verse 87 and 88 of al Anbiya:
لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّيْ كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِيْنَ فَاسْتَجَبْنَا لَهٗ وَ نَجَّيْنَاهُ مِنَ الْغَمِّ وَ كَذٰلِكَ نُنْجِي الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ
laa ilaaha illaaa anta subh'aanaka innee kuntu minaz'z'aalimeen fas-tajabnaa lahoo wa najjaynaahu minal ghamm wa kad'aalika nunjil moomineen
There is no god save You. Glory be to You. Verily I was of there unjust. Then We responded to him and delivered him from grief, thus do We deliver the believers.

In the third ra-kat after recitation of al Fatihah recite 25 times the following portion of verse 173 of Ali Imran:
حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَ نِعْمَ الْوَكِيْلُ
h'asbunallaahu wa ni' mal wakeel
Allah is sufficient for us; and most excellent is He (who) protects us.

In the fourth rakat after recitation of al Fatihah, recite
لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ.
LAA H'AWLA WA LAA QUWWATA ILLAA BILLAAHIL A'LIYYIL A'Z'EEM
There is no power and no strength save with Allah the high, the great.

After the recitation of salam, recite salawat 25 times and then invoke Allah to fulfill your desires.

Imam Jafar bin Mohammad as Sadiq (as)advised his followers to pray a 6 rak-at salat in sets of 2 rakat each and at the end recite the following du-a'a
اَلَّلهُمَّ اَتِنِىْ بِالْعَافِيَةِ مِنْ حَيْثُ شِئْتَ وَ كَيْفَ شِئْتَ وَ اَنَّی شِئْتَ فَاِنَّكَ تَفْعَلُ مَا شِئْتَ كَيْفَ شِئْتَ-
allaahumma aatinee bin a'afiyati min h'aythu shi-ta wa kayfa shi-ta wa annaa shi-ta fa-innaka taf-a'lu maa shi-ta kayfa shi-ta
O Allah, give us welfare from wheresoever You desire, as You wish and when You want. Verily You do that which You find satisfying because it pleases You.


To remove all difficulties, worries and troubles recite following du-a-a by Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as)
اَلَّلهُمَّ اِنَّكَ اَنَسُ اَنِسِيْنَ لِاَوْلِيَآئِكَ وَ اَحْضَرَهُمْ بِالْكِفَايَةِ لِلْمُتَوَكِِّلِيْنَ عَلَيْكَ تُشَاهِدُهُمْ فِىْ سَرَائِرِهِمْ وَ تَطَّلِعُ عَلَيْهِمْ فِىْ ضَمَائِرِهِمْ وَ تَعْلَمُ سَبْلَغَ بَصَئِرِهِمْ فَاَسْرَرَهُمْ لَكَ مَكْشُوْفَةٌ وَ قُلُوبُهُمْ اِلَيْكَ مُلْهُوفَةٌ اِنْ اَوْ حَشَتْهُمُ اَلْغُرْبَةُ اَنَسَهُمْ ذِكْرُك وَ اِنْ صَبَّتْ عَلَيْهِمْ الْمَصَائِبُ لَجَآئُا اِلَى الْاِسْتِجَارَةِ بِكَ عِلْمًا بِاَنَّ اَزِمَّةِ الْاَمُوْرِ بِيَدِكَ بِمَصَادِرَهَا عَنْ قَضَآئِكَ- اَلَّلهُمَّ اِنْ فَهَهْتُ عَنْ مَسْأَلَتِىْ اَوْ عَمِهْتُ عَنْ طَلِبَتِىْ فَدُلَّنِىْ عَلىَ مَصَالِحِیْ وَ خُذْ بِقَلْبِىْ اِلىَ مَرَاشِدِىْ فَلَيْسَ ذَلِكَ بِنُکْرِ مِنْ هِدَايَاتِكَ وَلاَ بِبَدَعٍ مِنْ كِفَايَاتِكَ- اَلَّلهُمَّ احْمِلْنِىْ عَلىَ عَفْوِك وَلاَ تَحْمِلْنِىْ عَلىَ عَدْلِكَ-
Allaahumma innaka annisul aaneeseena li-awliyaa-ika wa ah'z"uruhum bil kifaayati lil mutawakkileena a'layka tashhaduhum fee sarra-irihim wea tat't'ali-u fee z"amaa--irihim wa ta'lamu mablagha bas'aa-irihim fa-asraaruhum laka makshoofatun wa quloobuhum ilayka malhoofatun in awh'ashat-humul ghurbatu aanasahum d'ikruka wa in s'ubbat a'layhimul mas'aa-ibu lajaaa-u ilal istijaarati bika i'lman bi-anna a'z'eematal umoori biyadika wa mas'aadirahaa a'n qaz" aaa-ika allaahumma in fahah-tu mas-alatee aw a'mihtu a'n t'alibatee fadullanee a'laa mas'aalih'ee wa khud' biqalbee ilaa maraashidee fa laysa d'aalika binukrin min hidaayatika wa laa bibad-i'n min kifaayatika allaahummah-malnee a'laa a'fwika wa laa tah'milnee a'laa a'dlika
O Allah, verily You, unto those who love You, are more loving than any who loves; You are ever at hand to fulfill atonce the desires of those who rely on You; You take notice of their wishes, You perceive their innermost thoughts, You know the depth of their intelligence. You are fully aware of their confidential concerns. There hearts long for (relief from) You. Whenever miserable and forsaken Your remembrance comfort them in distress. Whenever misfortunes assult them, they turn to You, knowing well that the reins of all affairs are in Your hand and every affair rise from and flow out as soon as Your decision is made. O my Allah, if I falter in speaking my request and wander astray in describing my needs and wants, show me the way that leads to that which promotes my interests and turn my heart to its course, because it is neither against (the principles of) Your guidance nor Your act of giving succour can be described as unlikely. O my Allah, support me with Your pardon, do not burden me with Your justice.


The following dua'a by Imam Ali Ibn abi Talib (as)should be written in saffron and tied on the right arm for safety from all calamities, troubles, wickedness and sorcery.
ی کنوش ارکنوش اره شش عطبیطسفينخ یَا مططرون قریالسيون وما سوما سوما طيطسالوس خبظوس مسفقيس مسا معوش افرطیعوش لطيفکش لطیفوش هَذَا هَذَا وَمَا كُنْتَ بِجَانِبِ الْغَرْبِىِِّ اِذْ قَضَيْنَا اِلىَ مُوْسَى الْاَمْرَ وَمَا كُنْتَ مِنَ الْمُشَاهِدِيْنَ اُخْرُجْ بِقُدْرَةِ اللهِ مِنْهَا اَيُّهَا الْلَّعِيْنُ بِعزَّةِ اللهِ رَبِِّ الْعْاَمِيْنَ اُخْرُجْ مِنْهَا وَ اِلاَّ كُنْتَ مِنَ الْمَسْجُونِيْنَ اُخْرُجْ مِنْهَا فَمَا يَكُوْنُ لَكَ اَنْ تَتَكَبَّرَ فِيْهَا فَاخْرُجْ اِنَّكَ مِنَ الصَّاغِرِيْنَ اُخْرُجْ مِنْهَا مُذْئُوْمًا مَدْحُوْرًا مَلْعُوْنًا كَمَا لَعَنَّا اَصْحَابَ السَّبْتِ وَ كَانَ اَمْرُ اللهِ مَفْعُوْلاً اُخْرُجْ يَا ذَوِىْ الْمَحْزُوْنَ اُخْرُجْ یَا سُوْرًا یَا سُوْرًا سُوْرٌ بِالاِسْمِ الْمَحْتزُوْنِ يَا طَطَرُونَ طَرْعُوْنَ مَرَعُوْنَ تَبَارَكَ اللهُ اَحْسَنَ الْخَالِقِيْنَ یَا هَيَا يَا هَيَا شَرَاهِيَّا حَيَّا قَيُّومًا بِالاِسْمِ الْمَكْتُوْبُ عَلىَ جَبْهَةِ اِسْرَافِيْلَ اَطْرُدُوْا عَنْ صَاحِبِ هَذَا الْكِتَابِ كُلَّ جِنِِّىٍ وَ جِنَيَّةٍ وَ شَيْطَانٍ وَ شَیْطَانَةٍ وَتَابِعٍ وَ تَابِعَةٍ وَ صَاحِرٍ وَ صَاحِرَةٍ وَ غَوْلٍ وَ غَوْلَةٍ
iykanoosh arkanoosh arahshah a'tbeetas faneekh yaa matt'aroon qaryaa laysiyoon maa wa maa soomaa soomaa taytasaaloos khabt'oos musfaqees masaama-o'osh afartee-o'osh lateefakash lat'eefoosh haad'aa haad'aa wa maa kunta bijaanibil gharibbee id'qaz"aynaa ilaa moosal amra wa maa kunta minashshaahi deenaa ukhruj biqudratillaahi minhaa ayyuhal la-e'enu bi-i'zzatillaahi rabbil a'alameen ukhruj minhaa wa illaa kunta minal masjooneena ukhruj minhaa famaa yakoonu laka an tatakabbara feehaa fakhruj innaka minas' s'aaghireen ukhruj minhaa mad-ooman madh'ooran mal-o'onan kamaa la-a'nnaa as'h'aabas sabri wa kaana amrullaahi maf-o'olan ukhruj yaa d'awil mah'zoona ukhruj yaa sooran yaa sooran yuaa sooran bil ismil makhzooni yaa t'at'aroon tar -o'on maraa - o'on tabaarakallaahu ah'sanul hiyyaa h'ayyan qayyooman bil-ismil maktoobi a'laa jabhati israafeela ut'rudoo a'n s'aah'ibi haad'al kitaabi kulla jinnin wa jinniyyatin shayt'aanin wa shayt'aanatin wa taabi-i'n wa taabi-a'tin wa saah'irin wa saah'iratin wa ghoolin wa ghoolatin wa kulla muta-a'bbithin wa a'abithin yaa'bathu bibni aadama wa binaati h'awwaa wa laa h'awla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahil a'liyyil a'z'eem wa s'allallaahu a'laa muh'ammadin wa aalihee ajma-e'enat tayyibeenat t'aahireenal maa'soomeen
-this (and) this-and you were not (present) in the western side when We sent our command to Musa, neither you were there to witness. O accursed, go away by the power of Allah, and by the honour of the Lord of the worlds. Get out imprisoned. Get out from this. It is not for you to show pride here, so get out, verily you are of those despised. Get out of this, despised, driven away; accursed as We cursed the people of the Sabbath, and the command of Allah is always executed. Get out, O afflicted. Get out O Sooran O Sooran in the name of that name which is kept secret, O Tat’aaroon T’aroon Mar-o’on. Blessings be for Allah who is the best creator. O Hayaa, O Hayaa, in the name of the everliving ever-subsisting name which is written on the forehead of Israafeel disappear at once from the holder of this written text, (whoever it may be) a genie (male or female), a devil (male or female) or a follower of (the devil, male or female), a sorcerer or sorcersess, a demon (male or female), a juggler or a trickster, whoever endangers the lives of the sons of Adam and daughters of Hawwaa. There is no power and strength (with any one) save with Allah, the highest, the greatest. Blessings of Allah be on Muhammad and on his pure, purified, and infallible children.


DUAS FROM SAHIFA RADHVIA
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.[1]


Eight Supplications for Safety from Worries and Troubles
(1) Supplication to be Attentive Towards Allah and Protecting Oneself in the Market
Imam Reza (a.s.) narrates: “The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said: Anyone who says while entering the market will be given as many rewards as Allah has created til the Resurrection Day.”[1]
سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَ الْـحَمْدُ لِلهِ وَ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهٗ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهٗ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْـحَمْدُ يُـحْيِيْ وَ يُـمِيْتُ وَ هُوَ حَيٌّ لَا يَـمُوْتُ بِيَدِهِ الْـخَيْرُ وَ هُوَ عَلٰى‏ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيْر
subhaanal laahe wal hamdo lillaahe wa laa elaaha illal laaho wahdahu laa shareeka lahu lahul mulko wa lahul hamdo yohyee wa yomeeto wa howa hayyun laa yamooto beyadehil khayro wa howa a’laa kulle shayin qadeer.
Glory be to Allah, Praise be to Allah, there is no god but Allah, He is One and there are no partners for Him, He is Living, and He will not die, all good is through Him, and He has power over all things

(2) Supplication for the Protection from Different Troubles
Hisham ibn Saalim narrates, ‘I heard Imam Reza (a.s.) saying: “Whoever recites:
لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ.
laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahil a’liyyi
.
There are no means and no power without Allah the Most High, the Most Great.
the Almighty Allah will keep him safe from seventy types of troubles, minimum of which is self-dejection.”[2]

(3) Supplication for Protection from Troubles in Journey
To remain safe from different troubles and hardships during journey, beseech Allah (s.w.t.) by the right of Imam Reza (a.s.) and supplicate thus:
اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيْ اَسْاَلُكَ بِـحَقِّ وَلِيِّكَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوْسَى الرِّضَا اِلَّا مَا سَلَّمْتَنِيْ بِهٖ فِيْ جَـمِيْعِ اَسْفَارِيْ فِيْ الْبَرَارِيْ وَ الْبِحَارِ وَ الْـجِبَالِ وَ الْقِفَارِ وَ الْاَوْدِيَةِ وَ الْغِيَاضِ مِنْ جَـمِيْعِ مَا اَخَافُهٗ وَ اَحْذَرُهٗ اِنَّكَ رَءُوْفٌ رَحِيْمٌ.‏
allaahumma innee as-aloka be-haqqe waliyyeka a’liy yibne moosar rezaa illaa maa sallamtanee behi fee jamee-e’ asfaaree fil baraaree wal behaare wal jebaale wal qefaare wal aw-deyate wal gheyaaze min jamee-e’ maa akhaafohu wa ahzarohu innaka raoofur raheem.
O Allah! I implore You in by the right of Your friend, Ali Ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.) to secure me during my journeys; in lands and seas, on mountains and in plains, in valleys and in jungles, against all that which I fear or anticipate. Certainly You are All-Kind and All-Merciful.[3]


(4) Supplication from Imam Reza (a.s.) for Remaining Protected During Journey
Sayed Ibn Taaoos (r.a.) says, ‘I have mentioned in the book ‘al-Asraar al-Mooda-a’h Fee Saa-a’at al-Lail wa al-Nahaar’ that every hour of the day has been attributed with an infallible Imam (a.s.) and there are two particular supplications for that hour, out of which one has been narrated by my grand father Shaikh Toosi (r.a.) and the other one has been narrated by the chain of Ibn Maqlah:
The first hour is attributed to Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (a.s.), second hour with Imam Hasan (a.s.), third hour with Imam Husain (a.s.), fourth hour with Imam Sajjad (a.s.), fifth hour with Imam Mohammad Baqir (a.s.), sixth hour with Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s.), seventh hour with Imam Moosa Kazim (a.s.), eight hour with Imam Ali Reza (a.s.), ninth hour with Imam Jawad (a.s.), tenth hour with Imam Hadi (a.s.), eleventh hour with Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.) and the twelfth hour has been attributed to our master Imam Mahdi (a.t.f.s.).
Sayed ibn Taaoos (r.a.) says that one should recite the supplication which is attributed to the said hour. It makes no difference if it is summer during which days are longer or it is winter when the days are shorter. The days should be allotted twelve hours and one should recite the duas attributed to that particular hour.
So when you set for a journey at a particular hour recite this supplication which is attributed to an infallible Imam (a.s.):
اَللّٰہُمَّ بَلِّغْ مَوْلَانَا فُلَانًا صَلَوَاتُ اللہِ عَلَیْہِ اِنَّنِیْ اُسَلِّمُ عَلَیْہِ وَ اِنَّنِیْ اَتَوَجَّہُ اِلَیْہِ بِاِقْبَالِكَ عَلَیْہِ فِیْ اَنْ یَكُوْنَ خَفَارَتِیْ وَ حِمَایَتِیْ وَ سَلَامَتِیْ وَ كَمَالُ سَعَادَتِیْ ضِمَانَہَا بِكَ عَلَیْہِ حَیْثُ قَدْ تَوَجَّہْتُ فِیْ السَّاعَۃِ الَّتِیْ جَعَلْتَہٗ كَالْـخَفِیْرِ فِیْہَا وَ حَدِیْثِہَا فِیْ ذٰلِكَ اِلَیْہِ.
allaahumma balligh mawlaanaa folaanan salawaatul laahe a’layhe innanee osallemo a’layhe wa innanee atawajjaho elayhe be-iqbaaleka a’layhe fee an yakoona khafaaratee wa hemaayatee wa salaamatee wa kamaalo sa-a’adatee zamaanahaa beka a’layhe hayso qad tawajjahto fis saa-a’til latee ja-a’ltahu kal-khafeere feehaa wa hadeesehaa fee zaaleka elayhe.
O Allah! Convey to our master, so and so, Allah’s blessings be upon him, that I send salutation upon him, and I turn towards him for Your closeness to him, to be my guardian, my protector, my safety and complete happiness because of the guarantee on him by You, certainly when I turned to him in the hour which You have appointed him as the guard in it and protector towards it.
When you reach to your destination at a specified hour, recite the supplication to which that hour has been attributed to one of the infallible Imam (a.s.) or when you want to restart from that place, send salutation on that Imam (a.s.) as if you are close to him and while addressing him say that ‘I declare you as custodian at this hour. Had the Almighty Allah not wanted you to do that work, He would have not guided you towards it.’ When you acted in this manner and recited the related supplication then all your movements and staying shall be considered as worship and will be caused for your bliss and good luck in the Hereafter.[4]

(5) Supplication while Leaving the House for the Protection from Troubles
Ali ibn Asbaat has narrated from Imam Reza (a.s.):
“When you come out of your house for a journey or arrive home say,
بِسْمِ اللهِ آمَنْتُ بِاللهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللهِ مَا شَاءَ اللهُ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللهِ
bismil laahe aamanto bil-laahe tawakkalto a’lal laahe maa shaa allaaho laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaah.
In the name of Allah, I believe in Allah, I place my trust in Allah, as Allah wills. There are no means and no power without Allah.
Devils are on his way but they move away; the angels strike their faces and say, “You have no way to him. He has spoken of the name of Allah, has belief in Him, placed his trust in Him and has said, ‘What Allah wills happens. There are no means and no power without Allah.’”[5]

(6) Another Supplication while Leaving the House
Halabi narrated on the authority of Imam Sadiq (a.s.) that he (a.s.) said:
“Whenever my honourable father was coming out of the house he would say,
بِسْمِ اللهِ خَرَجْتُ وَ بِسْمِ اللهِ وَلَـجْتُ وَ عَلَى اللهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ‏
bismil laahe kharajto wa bismil laahe walajto wa a’lal laahe tawakkalto wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa bil-laahil a’liyyil a’zeem.
In the name of Allah, I have come out, in the name of Allah, I enter, in Allah I have placed my trust, and there are no means and no power without Allah the Most High, the Most Great.


Muhammad ibn Sinan says that Imam Reza (a.s.) also used to recite this supplication while leaving the house.[6]

(7) Supplication for Protection in the Night
The brother of Debil Khuzaee narrated: My master Imam Reza (a.s.) has narrated on the authority if his honourable father Imam Moosa Kazim (a.s.) who says:
I heard from my father Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s.) that he recommended to recite this dua (for the protection) in the night:
اِذَا اَمْسٰى اَمْسَيْنَا وَ اَمْسَى الْمُلْكُ لِلهِ الْواحِدِ الْقَهَّارِ، وَ الْـحَمْدُ لِلهِ رَبِّ الْعالَمِيْنَ الَّذِيْ اَذْهَبَ بِالنَّهَارِ وَ جَآءَ بِاللَّيْلِ وَ نَـحْنُ فِيْ عَافِيَةٍ مِنْهُ، اَللّٰهُمَّ هٰذَا خَلْقٌ جَدِيْدٌ قَدْ غَشَّانَا، فَمَا عَمِلْتُ فِيْهِ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَسَهِّلْهُ وَ قَيِّضْهُ وَ كُبَّهٗ اَضْعَافًا مُضَاعَفَةً، وَ مَا عَمِلْتُ فِيْهِ مِنْ شَرٍّ فَتَجَاوَزْ عَنْهُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ، اَمْسَيْتُ لَا اَمْلِكُ مَا اَرْجُوْ، وَ لَا اَدْفَعُ شَرَّ مَا اَخْشٰى، اَمْسَى الْاَمْرُ لِغَيْرِيْ، وَ اَمْسَيْتُ مُرْتَهِنًا بِكَسْبِيْ، وَ اَمْسَيْتُ لَا فَقِيْرَ اَفْقَرُ مِنِّيْ، فَاتَّسِعْ لِفَقْرِيْ مِنْ سِعَتِكَ مِمَّا كَتَبْتَ عَلٰى نَفْسِكَ التَّقْوٰي مَا اَبْقَيْتَنِيْ، وَ الْكَرَامَةَ اِذَا تَوَفَّيْتَنِيْ، وَ الصَّبْرَ عَلٰى مَا ابْتَلَيْتَنِيْ، وَ الْبَرَكَةَ فِيْمَا رَزَقْتَنِيْ، وَ الْعَزْمَ عَلٰى طَاعَتِكَ فِيْمَا بَقِيَ مِنْ عُمُرِيْ، وَ الشُّكْرَ لَكَ فِيْمَا اَنْعَمْتَ بِهٖ عَلَيَّ.
ezaa amsaa amsaynaa wa amsal mulko lillaahil waahedil qahhaare wal hamdo lillaahe rabbil a’alameenal lazee azhaba bin-nahaare wa jaaa-a bil-layle wa nahno fee a’afeyatin minh. allaahumma haaza khal-qun jadeedun qad ghashshanaa, famaa a’milto feehe min khayrin fa-sah-hil-ho wa qayyiz-ho wa kubbahu az-a’afan mozaa-a’fatan, wa maa a’milto feehe min sharrin fa-tajaa-waz a’nho be-rahmatek. amsayto laa amleko maa arjoo, wa laa ad-fa-o’ sharra maa akh-shaa, amsal amro le-ghayree, wa amsayto mur-tahanan be-kas-bee, wa amsayto laa faqeera af-qaro minne, fat-tase’ le-faqree min se-a’teka mimmaa katabta a’laa nafsekat taqwaa maa ab-qaytanee, wal karaamata ezaa tawaffaytanee, was sabra a’laa mab talaytane, wal barakata feemaa razaqtanee, wal a’zma a’laa taa-a’teka feemaa baqeya min u’mree, wash shukra laka feemaa an-a’mta behi a’layya.
When evening comes, we spend the evening, and Kingdom became Allah’s; the One and All-Omnipotent, and all praise is for Allah, Lord of the worlds, Who has taken away the day and brought the night and we are in safety from it. O Allah! This is new creation which has certainly wraped us, then whatever good I have done in it make it easy and available, increase it many folds, and whatever evil I have done in it then overlook it with Your Mercy. I did evening while I do not own anything except what I hope, and I defend evil for which I fear, my affair is in the hands of other, and I did evening while I depend upon my earning, and I did evening in the condition that nobody is poorer than me, so remove my poorness with Your wealth for what You have written upon Yourself – piety – till the time I remain, and honour till I die, and patience till You test me, and blessing in what you bestow, and determination upon Your obedience till my remaining life, and thankfulness to You in what You have blessed me.[7]

(8) Tasbeeh of Janab-e-Faatemah Zahra (s.a.) and Aayatul Kursee for Protection from Troubles
Imam Reza (a.s.) said:
Two brothers came to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and said: “O Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.a.) please teach us any invocation as we intend to go to Syria for business.”
The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) advised them: “Whenever you reach at your destination recite Tasbeeh of Faatemah Zahra (s.a.) and Aayatul Kursee after performing Isha prayer and before going to sleep.”
When they left Madinah the thieves followed them. When they stayed at a destination, the thieves sent their slave to see what those young men are doing?
The slave told the thieves that they are sleeping.
Both the young men were sleeping after performing Isha prayer and thereafter reciting Tasbeeh of Janab-e-Faatemah Zahra (s.a.) and Aayatul Kursee. Again the slave came to see the brother so as to inform the thieves about them. Suddenly, the slave saw walls surrounding the brothers.
He came back to the thieves and told them the story.
The thieves said: ‘You are not telling the truth due to fear.’ When the thieves went themselves they also didn’t see anything but walls.
The next morning the thieves went to the brothers and said: “We wanted to steal your goods but last night we didn’t see anything but walls.”
The brothers told them the whole story and the thieves said: “We will not follow you anymore because with what you say nobody can rob you of your goods.[8]



Chapter 13 Eight Supplications for Getting Deliverance from Hardships

(1) Supplication for Getting Deliverance from Hardships
Sayed Ibn Taaoos (r.a.) reports: ‘I got a supplication from the supplications of Imam Reza (a.s.) which I found from the original treatise of Yunus Ibn Bukair.’ Yunus says that I requested my master Imam Reza (a.s.) to teach me a supplication which I could recite in difficulties and hardships. The Imam (a.s.) said: “O Yunus! Whatever I write for you, memorise it and recite it at the time of hardships it will be accepted and for whatever you will wish you will get.” Then he (a.s.) wrote for me:
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ‏
اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّ ذُنُوْبِيْ وَ كَثْرَتَهَا قَدْ اَخْلَقَتْ وَجْهِيْ عِنْدَكَ وَ حَـجَبَتْنِيْ عَنِ اسْتِيْهَالِ رَحْمَتِكَ وَ بَاعَدَتْنِيْ عَنِ اسْتِيْجَابِ مَغْفِرَتِكَ وَ لَوْ لَا تَعَلُّقِيْ بِآلَائِكَ وَ تَـمَسُّكِيْ بِالدُّعَآءِ وَ مَا وَعَدْتَ اَمْثَالِيْ مِنَ الْمُسْرِفِيْنَ وَ اَشْبَاهِيْ مِنَ الْـخَاطِئِيْنَ وَ اَوْعَدْتَ الْقَانِطِيْنَ مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ بِقَوْلِكَ ’’يٰعِبَادِيَ الَّذِيْنَ اَسْرَفُوْا عَلٰٓي اَنْفُسِہِمْ لَا تَقْنَطُوْا مِنْ رَّحْمَۃِ اللہِ۝۰ۭ اِنَّ اللہَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوْبَ جَمِيْعًا۝۰ۭ اِنَّہٗ ہُوَ الْغَفُوْرُ الرَّحِيْمُ‘‘ وَ حَذَّرْتَ الْقَانِطِيْنَ مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ فَقُلْتَ ’’وَمَنْ يَّقْنَطُ مِنْ رَّحْمَۃِ رَبِّہٖٓ اِلَّا الضَّاۗلُّوْنَ‘‘ ثُمَّ نَدَبْتَنَا بِرَاْفَتِكَ اِلٰى دُعَآئِكَ فَقُلْتَ ’’اُدْعُوْنِيْٓ اَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ۝۰ۭ اِنَّ الَّذِيْنَ يَسْتَكْبِرُوْنَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِيْ سَيَدْخُلُوْنَ جَہَنَّمَ دٰخِرِيْنَ‘‘ اِلٰهِيْ لَقَدْ كَانَ ذٰلِكَ الْاِيَاسُ عَلَيَّ مُشْتَمِلًا وَ الْقُنُوْطُ مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ مُلْتَحِفًا. اِلٰهِيْ لَقَدْ وَعَدْتَ الْمُحْسِنَ ظَنَّهٗ بِكَ ثَوَابًا وَ اَوْعَدْتَ الْمُسِيْۗ‏ءَ ظَنَّهٗ بِكَ عِقَابًا. اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ قَدْ اَمْسَكَ رَمَقِيْ حُسْنُ الظَّنِّ بِكَ فِيْ عِتْقِ رَقَبَتِيْ مِنَ النَّارِ وَ تَغَمُّدِ زَلَّتِيْ وَ اِقَالَةِ عَثْرَتِيْ. اَللّٰهُمَّ قُلْتَ فِيْ كِتَابِكَ وَ قَوْلُكَ الْـحَقُّ الَّذِيْ لَا خُلْفَ لَهٗ وَ لَا تَبْدِيْلَ ’’يَوْمَ نَدْعُوْا كُلَّ اُنَاسٍؚبِـاِمَامِہِمْ‘‘ وَ ذٰلِكَ يَوْمُ النُّشُوْرِ اِذَا نُفِخَ فِيْ الصُّوْرِ وَ ’’بُعْثِرَ ما فِيْ الْقُبُوْرِ‘‘ اَللّٰهُمَّ فَاِنِّيْ اَوْفٰي وَ اَشْهَدُ وَ اَقِرُّ وَ لَا اُنْكِرُ وَ لَا اَجْـحَدُ وَ اُسِرُّ وَ اُعْلِنُ وَ اُظْهِرُ وَ اُبْطِنُ بِاَنَّكَ اَنْتَ اللهُ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ وَحْدَكَ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَكَ وَ اَنَّ مُـحَمَّدًا عَبْدُكَ وَ رَسُوْلُكَ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِہٖ وَ اَنَّ عَلِيًّا اَمِيْرَ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ سَيِّدُ الْاَوْصِيَآءِ وَ وَارِثُ عِلْمِ الْاَنْبِيَآءِ عَلَمُ الدِّيْنِ وَ مُبِيْرُ الْمُشْرِكِيْنَ وَ مُـمَيِّزُ الْمُنَافِقِيْنَ وَ مُـجَاهِدُ الْمَارِقِيْنَ وَ اِمَامِيْ وَ حُـجَّتِيْ وَ عُرْوَتِيْ وَ صِرَاطِيْ وَ دَلِيْلِيْ وَ حُـجَّتِيْ وَ مَنْ لَا اَثِقُ بِاَعْمَالِيْ وَ لَوْ زَكَتْ وَ لَا اَرَاهَا مُنْجِيَةً لِيْ وَ لَوْ صَلُحَتْ اِلَّا بِوِلَايَتِهٖ وَ الْاِئْتِـمَامِ بِهٖ وَ الْاِقْرَارِ بِفَضَآئِلِهٖ وَ الْقَبُوْلِ مِنْ حَمَلَتِهَا وَ التَّسْلِيْمِ لِرُوَاتِهَا وَ اُقِرُّ بِاَوْصِيَآئِهٖ مِنْ اَبْنَآئِهٖ اَئِـمَّةً وَ حُـجَجًا وَ اَدِلَّةً وَ سُرُجًا وَ اَعْلَامًا وَ مَنَارًا وَ سَادَةً وَ اَبْرَارًا وَ اُوْمِنُ بِسِرِّهِمْ وَ جَهْرِهِمْ وَ ظَاهِرِهِمْ وَ بَاطِنِهِمْ وَ شَاهِدِهِمْ وَ غَآئِبِهِمْ وَ حَيِّهِمْ وَ مَيِّتِهِمْ لَا شَكَّ فِيْ ذٰلِكَ وَ لَا ارْتِيَابَ عِنْدَ تَـحَوُّلِكَ وَ لَا انْقِلَابَ. اَللّٰهُمَّ فَادْعُنِيْ يَوْمَ حَشْرِيْ وَ نَشْرِيْ بِاِمَامَتِهِمْ وَ اَنْقِذْنِيْ بِهِمْ يَا مَوْلَايَ مِنْ حَرِّ النِّيْرَانِ وَ اِنْ لَمْ تَرْزُقْنِيْ رُوْحَ الْـجِنَانِ فَاِنَّكَ اِنْ اَعْتَقْتَنِيْ مِنَ النَّارِ كُنْتُ مِنَ الْفَآئِزِيْنَ. اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ قَدْ اَصْبَحْتُ يَوْمِيْ هٰذَا لَا ثِقَةَ لِيْ وَ لَا رَجَآءَ وَ لَا لَـجَاَ وَ لَا مَفْزَعَ وَ لَا مَنْجٰى غَيْرَ مَنْ تَوَسَّلْتُ بِهِمْ اِلَيْكَ مُتَقَرِّبًا اِلٰى رَسُوْلِكَ مُـحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِهٖ ثُمَّ عَلِيٍّ اَمِيْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ الزَّهْرَآءِ سَيِّدَةِ نِسَآءِ الْعَالَمِيْنَ وَ الْـحَسَنِ وَ الْـحُسَيْنِ وَ عَلِيٍّ وَ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ جَعْفَرٍ وَ مُوْسٰى وَ عَلِيٍّ وَ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلِيٍّ وَ الْـحَسَنِ وَ مَنْ بَعْدَهُمْ يُقِيْمُ الْمَحَجَّةَ اِلَى الْـحُجَّةِ الْمَسْتُوْرَةِ مِنْ وُلْدِهِ الْمَرْجُوِّ لِلْاُمَّةِ مِنْ بَعْدِهٖ. اَللّٰهُمَّ فَاجْعَلْهُمْ فِيْ هٰذَا الْيَوْمِ وَ مَا بَعْدَهٗ حِصْنِيْ مِنَ الْمَكَارِهٖ وَ مَعْقِلِيْ مِنَ الْمَخَاوِفِ وَ نَـجِّنِيْ بِهِمْ مِنْ كُلِّ عَدُوٍّ وَ طَاغٍ وَ بَاغٍ وَ فَاسِقٍ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا اَعْرِفُ وَ مَا اُنْكِرُ وَ مَا اسْتَتَرَ عَنِّيْ وَ مَا اَبْصُرُ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ دَآبَّةٍ رَبِّيْ اٰخِذٌ بِنَاصِيَتِهَا اِنَّكَ عَلٰى صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيْمٍ. اَللّٰهُمَّ بِتَوَسُّلِيْ بِهِمْ اِلَيْكَ وَ تَقَرُّبِيْ بِـمَحَبَّتِهِمْ وَ تَـحَصُّنِيْ بِاِمَامَتِهِمْ اِفْتَحْ عَلَيَّ فِيْ هٰذَا الْيَوْمِ اَبْوَابَ رِزْقِكَ وَ انْشُرْ عَلَيَّ رَحْمَتَكَ وَ حَبِّبْنِيْ اِلٰى خَلْقِكَ وَ جَنِّبْنِيْ بُغْضَهُمْ وَ عَدَاوَتَهُمْ اِنَّكَ عَلٰى‏ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيْرٌ. اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ لِكُلِّ مُتَوَسِّلٍ ثَوَابٌ وَ لِكُلِّ ذِيْ شَفَآعَةٍ حَقٌّ فَاَسْاَلُكَ بِـمَنْ جَعَلْتُهٗ وَسِيْلَتِيْ اِلَيْكَ وَ قَدَّمْتُهٗ اَمَامَ طَلِبَتِيْ اَنْ تُعَرِّفَنِيْ بَرَكَةَ يَوْمِيْ هٰذَا وَ شَهْرِيْ هٰذَا وَ عَامِيْ هٰذَا. اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ هُمْ مَفْزَعِيْ وَ مَعُوْنَتِيْ فِيْ شِدَّتِيْ وَ رَخَآئِيْ وَ عَافِيَتِيْ وَ بَلَائِيْ وَ نَوْمِيْ وَ يَقَظَتِيْ وَ ظَعْنِيْ وَ اِقَامَتِيْ وَ عُسْرِيْ وَ يُسْرِيْ وَ عَلَانِيَتِيْ وَ سِرِّيْ وَ اِصْبَاحِيْ وَ اِمْسَآئِيْ وَ تَقَلُّبِيْ وَ مَثْوَايَ وَ سِرِّيْ وَ جَهْرِيْ. اَللّٰهُمَّ فَلَا تُـخَيِّبْنِيْ بِهِمْ مِنْ نَآئِلِكَ وَ لَا تَقْطَعْ رَجَآئِيْ مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ وَ لَا تُؤْيِسْنِيْ مِنْ رُوْحِكَ وَ لَا تَبْتَلِنِيْ بِانْغِلَاقِ اَبْوَابِ الْاَرْزَاقِ وَ انْسِدَادِ مَسَالِكِهَا وَ ارْتِيَاحِ مَذَاهِبِهَا وَ افْتَحْ لِيْ مِنْ لَدُنْكَ فَتْحًا يَسِيْرًا وَ اجْعَلْ لِيْ مِنْ كُلِّ ضَنَكٍ مَـخْرَجًا وَ اِلٰى كُلِّ سِعَةٍ مَنْهَجًا اِنَّكَ اَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ وَ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِهِ الطَّيِّبِيْنَ الطَّاهِرِيْنَ اٰمِيْنَ رَبَّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ.
bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem.
Allaahumma inna zonoobee wa kasratahaa qad akhlaqat waj-hee i’ndaka wa haja-batnee a’nis teehaale rahmateka wa baa-a’dat-nee a’nis teejaabe maghferateka wa la laa ta-a’lloqe be-aalaa-eka wa tamassokee bid-do-a’aa-e wa maa wa-a’dta amsaalee menal musrefeena wa ashbaahee menal khaa-te-eena wa aw-a’dtal qaa-ne-teena min rahmateka be-qawleka “yaa e’baadeyal lazeena asrafoo a’laa anfosehim laa taqnatoo mir rahmatil laah, innal laah yaghferuz zonooba jamee-a’, innahu howal ghafoorur raheem” wa hazzaratal qaaneteena min rahmateka fa-qulta “wa many yaqnato mir rahmate rabbehi illaz zaal-looona” summa natab-tanaa be-raafateka elaa do-a’aa-eka faqulta “od-o’onee astajib lakum, innal lazeena yastakberoona a’n e’baadatee sa-yad-kholoona jahannama daakhereen” elaahi laqad kaana zaalekal eyaaso a’layya mushtamelan wal qonooto min rahmateka mul-tahefaa. elaahee laqad wa-a’dtal mohsena zannahu beka sawaaban wa aw-a’dtal moseee-a zannahu beka e’qaabaa. allaahumma wa qad amsaka ramaqee husnuz zanne beka fee i’tqe raqabatee menan naare wa ta-gham-mode zallatee wa eqaalate a’sratee. allaahumma qulta fee ketaabeka wa qawlokal haqqul lazee laa khulfa lahu wa laa tabdeela “yawma nad-o’o kulla onaasim be-emaamehim” wa zaaleka yawmun noshoore ezaa nofekha fis soore wa “bo’sera maa fil qoboor” allaahumma fa-innee awfaa wa ash-haod wa aqarro wa laa un-kero wa laa aj-hado wa osirro wa o-a’leno wa uz’hero wa ub-teno be-annaka antal laaho laa elaaha illaa anta wah-daka laa shareeka laka wa anna mohammadan a’bdoka wa rasooloka sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi wa anna a’liyyan ameeral moameneena sayyedul awse-yaaa-e wa waareso i’lmil ambeyaaa-e a’lamud deene wa mobeerul mushrekeena wa momayyezul monaafeqeena wa mojaahedul maareqeena wa emaamee wa hujjatee wa u’rwatee wa seraatee wa daleelee wa hujjatee wa man laa aseqo be-a-a’maalee wa law zakat wa laa araahaa mun-jeyatan lee wa law salohat illaa be-welaayatehi wal eatemaame behi wal iqraare be-fazaaa-elehi wal qaboole min hamalatehaa wat tasleeme le-rowaatehaa wa oqirro be-awseyaaa-ehi min abnaaa-ehi a-immatan wa hojajan wa adillatan wa sorojan wa a-a’laaman wa manaaran wa saadatan wa abraaran wa oa-meno be-sirrehim wa jahrehim wa zaaherehim wa baatenehim wa shaa-hedehim wa ghaaa-ebehim wa hayyehim wa mayyetehim laa shakka fee zaaleka wa lar teyaaba i’nda tahawwoleka wa lan qelaab. allaahumma fad-o’nee yawma hash-ree wa nash-ree be-emaamatehim wa an-qiznee behim yaa mawlaaya min harrin neeraane wa in lam tar-zuqnee roohal jenaane fa-innaka in a-a’-taqtanee menan naare kunto menal faaa-ezeen. allaahumma wa qad as-bahto yawmee haazaa laa se-qata lee wa laa rajaaa-a wa laa la-ja-a wa laa maf-za-a’ wa laa manjaa ghayra man tawassalto behim elayka motaqarreban elaa rasooleka mohammadin sallal laaho a’layhe wa’aalehi summa a’liyyin ameeril moameneena waz zahraaa-e sayyedatin nesaaa-il a’alameena wal hasane wal husayne wa a’liyyin wa mohammadin wa ja’farin wa moosaa wa a’liyyin wa mohammadin wa a’liyyin wal hasane wamin ba’dahum yoqeemul ma-hajjata elal hujjatil mas-toorate min wuldehil mar-juwwe lil-ummate min ba’deh. allaahumma faj-a’lhum fee haazal yawme wa maa ba’dahu hisnee menal makaarehe wa ma’qelee menal makhaawefe wa najjenee behim min kulle a’duwwin wa taaghin wa baaghin wa faaseqin wa min sharre maa a-a’refo wa maa unkero wa mas tatara a’nnee wa maa absoro wa min sharre kulle daabbatin rabbee aakhezun be-naaseyatehaa innaka a’laa seraatin mustaqeem. allaahumma be-tawassolee behim elayka wa taqarrobee be-mahabbatehim wa tahassonee be-emaamatehim if-tah a’layya fee haazal yawme abwaaba rizqeka wan shur a’layya rahmataka wa habbib-nee elaa khalqeka wa jannib-nee bugh-zahum wa a’daa-watahum innaka a’laa kulle shay-in qadeer. allaahumma wa lekulle motawasselin sawaabun wa le-kulle zee sha-faaa-a’tin haqqun fa-as-aloka beman ja-a’ltohu waseelatee elayka wa qaddam-tohu amaama talebatee an to-a’rrefanee barakata yawmee haazaa wa shahree haazaa wa a’amee haazaa. allaahumma wa hum maf-za-e’e wa ma-o’onatee fee shiddateewa rakhaaa-ee wa a’afeyatee wa balaa-ee wa nawmee wa yaqazatee wa za’nee wa eqaamatee wa u’sree wa yusree wa a’laaneyatee wa sirree wa is-baahee wa imsaaa-ee wa taqallobee wa mas-waaya wa sirree wa jahree. allaahumma falaa tokhayyibnee behim min naaa-eleka wa laa taq-ta’ rajaaa-ee min rahmateka wa laa toa-yisnee min rooheka wa laa tab-talenee bin-ghelaaqe abwaabil arzaaqe wan sedaade masaa-lekehaa war teyaahe mazaa-hebehaa waf tah lee min ladunka fat-han yaseeran waj a’l lee min kulle zanakin makhrajan wa elaa kulle se-a’tin man-hajan innaka arhamur raahemeena wa sallal laaho a’laa mohammadin wa aalehit tayyebeenat taahereena aameena rabbal a’alameen.
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
O Allah! My many sins have made me lose face before You, prevented me from being worthy of Your mercy, and kept me away from deserving Your forgiveness! I have adhered to Your boons and clung to supplicating You, for You have promised those who are like me in acting extravagantly (against their own souls), making errors, and despairing of Your mercy through Your words: ‘Say: O My servants who have acted extravagantly against their own souls, do not despair of the mercy of Allah; surely Allah forgives the faults altogether; surely He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.’[9] You have warned those who despair of Your mercy and said: ‘And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord but the erring ones.’[10] Then You have summoned us through Your mercy to supplicate You, thus You have said: ‘Call upon me, I will answer you; surely those who are too proud for My mercy shall soon enter hell abased.’[11] O my Lord! Hopelessness has covered me, and despair of Your mercy has wrapped me! O my Lord! You have promised to reward him who has good opinion in You and to punish him who has bad opinion in You! O Allah! My eye has been seized by good opinion of You in releasing my neck from the Fire, covering my slips, releasing (me) from my stumble! O Allah! Your words, which have neither alteration nor change, are true: ‘(Remember) the day when We will call every people with their Imam.’[12] That is the Day of Resurrection when the trumpet shall be blown and ‘what is in the graves shall be raised.’[13] O Allah! I believe, witness, confess, do not deny, do not renege, conceal, announce, manifest, and hide that You are Allah, there is no god but You, One with no partner with You, that Muhammad is Your servant and messenger, may Allah bless him and his Family, and that Ali, the Commander of the faithful, master of the testamentary trustees, inheritor of knowledge of the prophets, emblem of religion, destroyer of the hypocrites, the fighter against the Renegades (Maareqeen), my Imam, my proof, my handle, my path, my guide, and my argument. I do not trust my deeds though pure; nor do I see that they will save me though righteous but through (showing) friendship to him, following his example, acknowledging his great virtues, accepting from those who delivered them, and submitting to those who narrated them. I confess that his testamentary trustees from among his grandsons are Imams, arguments, guides, lamps, guideposts, lighthouses, masters, and pious. I believe in their secret, their openness, their outward, their inward, their present, their absent, their living, and their dead. In that there is neither doubt nor suspicion nor change when You turn away (from that). O Allah! summon me on the day of my mustering and my resurrecting through their Imamate, and save me, O My Master! From the heat of the Fires through them, and supply me with the repose of the Gardens! Surely, if You release me from the Fire, I will be one of the achievers. O Allah! I rose in the morning of this day of mine (while) I have neither confidence nor hope nor asylum nor place of flight nor shelter except those through whom I seek access to You, seeking nearness to Your Messenger Muhammad, may Allah bless him and his Family, then Ali, the Commander of the faithful, al-Zahra, the mistress of the women of the worlds, al-Hasan, al-Husain, Ali, Muhammad, Ja’far, Moosa, Ali, Muhammad, Ali, al-Hasan and the one after them who will pave the way for the hidden proof from among his children, hoped for the community after him. O Allah! Make them in this day and after it my fortress against detested things and my stronghold against fears; save me through them from every enemy, tyrant, oppressor, sinner, the evil of what I know, what I deny, what has hidden from me, what I see, and the evil of every crawling creature that You have taken by the forelock! Surely You are on a straight path. O Allah! Through my seeking access through them to You, seeking nearness to You through showing love for them, fortifying myself with their Imamate, open for me the doors to Your provision; spread upon me Your mercy; make Your creatures love me; turn me aside from their detest and their enmity! Verily You are powerful over everything. O Allah! There is reward for everyone (who) seek access (through them to You); there is right for all the possessors of intercession, hence by him whom You have appointed as Your friend and placed ahead my request, I ask You to make me recognize the blessing of this day of mine, this month of mine, and this year of mine! O Allah! They are my place of flight and my help during my hardship, my ease, my well-being, my tribulation, my sleep, my wakefulness, my departure, my residence, my difficulty, my facility, my openness, my secret, my morning, my evening, my movement, my habitation, my secret, and my apparent! O Allah! Through them, disappoint me not of Your favor; cut not my hope from Your mercy; disappoint me not of Your repose; tempt me not with the closure of the doors to provisions and of the ways to them; open for me an easy opening from You; appoint for me a way out from every hardship and a road for every plenty! Surely, You are the Most Merciful of the merciful. May Allah bless Muhammad and his good and pure Household! Amen, Lord of the worlds![14]

(2) Supplication for the Time of Extreme Tribulations
Sayed Ibn Taaoos (r.a.) quotes from the book ‘Ta’beer al-Roayaa’ (by Muhammad Ibn Yaqoob Kulaini): ‘Ahmad, on the authority of Washshaa, who on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.), narrates that he (a.s.) said:
‘I saw my honourable father in dream while he (a.s.) said to me: O my son! Recite
يَا رَؤُوْفُ يَا رَحِيْمُ.
yaa ra-oofo yaa raheemo.
O Compassionate, O Merciful.
a lot whenever you come in contact with an extreme tribulation’. Whatever I had seen in the dream was as if I have seen it in wakefulness.[15]


(3) Supplication for Deliverance from Every Pain and Disease
Khalid al-Absiyy said: ‘Ali ibn Moosa (a.s.) taught me this invocation and said:
“Teach it to your brothers among the believers, for it is for every ache:
اُعِيْذُ نَفْسِيْ بِرَبِّ الْاَرْضِ وَ رَبِّ السَّمَاءِ اُعِيْذُ نَفْسِيْ بِالَّذِيْ لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهٖ دَاءٌ اُعِيْذُ نَفْسِيْ بِالَّذِيْ اسْمُهٗ بَرَكَةٌ وَ شِفَاءٌ.
o-e’ezo nafsee be-rabbil arze wa rabbis samaaa-e o-e’ezo nafsee bil-lazee laa yazurro ma-a’s mehi daa-un o-e’ezo nafsee bil-lazis mohu baraktun wa shefaaun.
I seek protection for myself in the Lord of the earth and the Lord of the heavens. I seek protection for myself in Him with Whose Name no disease causes harm. I seek protection for myself in Him Whose Name is a blessing and a healing.[16]



(4) Another Invocation for Deliverance from Each Pain and Disease
Zakariyya ibn Adam, who used to serve Imam Reza (a.s.) in Khorasan, said: ‘One day Imam Reza (a.s.) said to me:
“O Zakariya.”
I answered: “At your service, O son of the Messenger of Allah.” He (a.s.) said: “Recite for all illnesses:
يَا مُنْزِلَ الشِّفَاءِ وَ مُذْهِبَ الدَّاءِ اَنْزِلْ عَلٰى وَجَعِيَ الشِّفَاءِ.
yaa munzelash shefaaa-e wa muzhebad daa-e anzil a’laa waja-e’yash shefaa-e.
O Bestower of healing and Remover of illness, send down healing for my ailment.’[17]

You will be restored to health, Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, willing.”


(5) Supplication for Relief from Eye Corrosion
Moa’mmar Ibn Khallaad narrates:
‘I was with Imam Reza (a.s.) and was made responsible for household purchases while he (a.s.) ordered me to bring Ghaaleyah (a kind of perfume). When I purchased it and presented it to Imam Reza (a.s.), he liked it very much and said to me:
‘O Moa’mmar! No doubt as winking of eyelashes is certain, write Surah-e-Hamd, Surah Ahad, Surah Naas, Surah Falaq and Aayatul Kursee on a piece of paper and keep it in a pot. (To get relief from Eye Corrosion).[18]

(6) Supplication for Waiving Out Magic and Sorcery
Muhammad Ibn Eesaa reports: ‘I asked Imam Reza (a.s.) about magic and sorcery. He (a.s.) said:
“Such a thing does exist and it is harmful also, whenever you come in contact with such a thing then by the Will of Almighty Allah raise your hands before your face and recite this dua:
بِسْمِ اللهِ الْعَظِيْمِ بِسْمِ اللهِ الْعَظِيْمِ رَبِّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِیْمِ اِلَّا ذَہَبْتَ وَ انْقَرَضْتَ.
bismil laahil a’zeeme bismil laahil a’zeeme rabbil a’rshil a’zeeme illaa zahab-ta wan qarazta.
In the name of Allah, the Great, in the name of Allah, the Great, Lord of the Mighty Throne, but that it left and perished.[19]



(7) Supplication for Cure from Fever
It has been narrated from Imam Reza (a.s.) that in order to get relief from fever, write this dua in the manner given hereunder and keep it with the ailing person:[20]
In the name of the Beneficent. We said: O fire! Be a comfort and peace to Ibrahim and the progeny of Ibrahim. And blessing upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, and upon so-and-so son of so-and-so by the permission of Allah.

(8) Supplication for Finding Missing Thing
Imam Reza (a.s.) narrates: “Whenever anything is lost or taken away from you then recite this verse:
وَعِنْدَہٗ مَفَاتِـحُ الْغَيْبِ لَا يَعْلَمُہَآ اِلَّا ہُوَ۝۰ۭ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِيْ الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ۝۰ۭ وَمَا تَسْقُطُ مِنْ وَّرَقَۃٍ اِلَّا يَعْلَمُہَا وَلَا حَبَّۃٍ فِيْ ظُلُمٰتِ الْاَرْضِ وَلَا رَطْبٍ وَّلَا يَابِسٍ اِلَّا فِيْ كِتٰبٍ مُّبِيْنٍ۝۵۹
wa i’ndahu mafaatehul ghaybe laa ya’lamohaa illaa hoo, wa ya’lamo maa fil barre wal bahr, wa maa tasqoto minw waraqatin illaa ya’lamohaa wa laa habbatin fee zolomaatil arze wa laa ratbinw wa laa yaabesin illaa fee ketaabim mobeen.
With Him are the keys of the unseen, the treasures that none knows but He. He knows whatever there is on the earth and in the sea. Not a leaf does fall but with His knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth, nor anything fresh or dry (green or withered), but is (inscribed) in a record clear (to those who can read).[21]
Then recite this dua:
اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّكَ تَـهْدِيْ مِنَ الضَّلَالَةِ وَ تُنْجِيْ مِنَ الْعَمٰى وَ تَرُدُّ الضَّالَّةَ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اغْفِرْ لِيْ وَ رُدَّ ضَالَّتِيْ وَ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِهٖ وَ سَلَّمَ.
allaahumma innaka tahdee menaz zalaalate wa tunjee menal a’maa wa tarudduz zaallata salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wagh fir lee wa rudda zaal-latee wa salle a’laa mohammadin wa aalehi wa sallam.
O Allah! You guide one who is misguided and You save from blindness, and return the lost property. Bless Muhammad and his progeny and forgive me and return to me my lost property and bless Muhammad and his progeny and peace (be upon them).[22]


[1] Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza (a.s.), vol. 2, p. 30; Saheefah al-Imam al-Reza (a.s.), p. 150; Musnad al-Reza (a.s.), p. 63
[2] Sawaab al-Aa’maal, p. 162
[3] Al-Mahaasin, p. 289; Mustadrak al-Wasaael, vol. 8, p. 134; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 94, p. 36
[4] Al-Amaan Min Akhtaar al-Asha’ar wa al-Azmaan, p. 101
[5] Al-Amaan Min Akhtaar al-Asha’ar wa al-Azmaan, p. 105; Wasaael al-Shiah, vol. 8, p. 279
[6] Al-Mahaasin, p. 290; Wasaael al-Shiah, vol. 8, p. 280
[7] Jaame’ al-Ahaadees al-Shiah, vol. 19, p. 525; Mustadrak al-Wasaael, vol. 5, p. 382
[8] Akhbaar-o-Aasaar-e-Hazrat Imam Reza (a.s.), p. 572
[9] Surah Zomar (39): Verse 53
[10] Surah Hijr (15): Verse 56
[11] Surah Ghaafir (40): Verse 60
[12] Surah Bani Israaeel (17): Verse 71
[13] Surah A’adeyaat (100): Verse 9
[14] Mohijj al-Da’waat, p. 303; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 94, p. 346
[15] Mohijj al-Da’waat, p. 397; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 95, p. 283
[16] Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 95, p. 8
[17] Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 95, p. 8
[18] Makaarem al-Akhlaaq, vol. 2, p. 231; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 95, p. 128
[19] Makaarem al-Akhlaaq, vol. 2, p. 286; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 95, p. 129
[20] Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 95, p. 33
[21] Surah Ana’am (6): Verse 59
[22] Makaarem al-Akhlaaq, vol. 2, p. 232; Anwaar al-No’maaniyyah, vol. 4, p. 167; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 95, p. 123; Mustadrak al-Wasaael, vol. 8, p. 215





Dua 7 from Sahifa Sajjadia for worrisome task


Dua 54 from Sahifa Sajjadia to Overcome worries

يَا فَارِجَ الْهَمِّ وَكَاشِفَ الغَمِّ،
yaa faarijal-ham wa kaashifal-gham
1.O Reliever of worry! O Remover of grief!

يَا رَحْمنَ الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ وَرَحِيمَهُمَا،
yaa rah'-maanad-dunyaa wal-akhirati warah'eemahumaa
2.O Merciful in this world and the next and Compassionate in both!

صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِ مُحَمَّد،
s'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-wa aaali muh'am-mad
3.Bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

وَافْرُجْ هَمِّيَ، وَاكْشِفْ غَمِّيَ،
waf-ruj ham-mee wak-shif gham-mee
4.relieve my worry, and remove my grief!

يَا وَاحِدُ يَا أَحَدُ، يَا صَمَدُ،
yaa waah'idu yaaa ah'adu yaa s'amad
5.O One, O Unique, O Eternal Refuge!

يَامَنْ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ،
yaa mal-lam yalid walam yoolad-
6.O He Who has not begotten, nor has been begotten,

وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً أَحَدٌ،
wa lam yakul-lahoo kufuwan ah'ad
7.and equal to Him is not any one!

اعْصِمْنِي وَطَهِّرْنِي، وَاْذهِبْ بِبَلِيَّتِي.
ia'-s'im-nee wat'ah-hir-nee wad'-hab bibalee-yatee
8.Preserve me, purify me, and take away my affliction!

[وَاقْرَأْ آيَةَ الْكُرسِيّ وَالْمُعَوِّذَتَيْنِ وَقُلْ هُوَ اللهُ أَحَدٌ وَقُلْ:]
waq-raa aaayatal-kur-see-yi wal-mua'w-wad'atay-ni wa (qul huwal-laahooo ah'ad) waqul:
9.Here You Should Recite The Throne Verse (2:255), The Two Suras Of Taking Refuge (113-114), And Unity (112). Then Say:


أَللَّهُمَّ إنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ سُؤَالَ مَنِ اشْتَدَّتْ فَاقَتُهُ،
al-laahum-ma in-neee as-aluka soo-aala man ishtad-dat faaqatuh
10.O God, I ask You with the asking of him whose neediness is intense,

وَضَعُفَتْ قُوَّتُهُ، وَكَثُرَتْ ذُنُوبُهُ،
wa z''au'fat qoo-watuh wa kathurat d'unoobuh
11.whose strength is frail, whose sins are many,

سُؤَالَ مَنْ لاَ يَجِدُ لِفَاقَتِهِ مُغِيْثاً،
soo-aala mal-laa yajidu lifaaqatihee mugheethaa
12.the asking of one who finds no helper in his neediness,

وَلاَ لِضَعْفِهِ مُقَوِّياً،
wa laa liz''aa'-fihee muqaw-weeaa
13.no strengthener in his frailty,

وَلاَ لِذَنْبِهِ غَافِراً غَيْرَكَ،
wa laa lid'ambihee ghaafiran ghay-rak
14.no forgiver of his sin other than You,

يَا ذَا الْجَلاَلِ وَالإكْرَامِ.
yaa d'aal-jalaali wal-ik-raam
15.O Possessor of majesty and munificence!

أَسْأَلُكَ عَمَلاً تُحِبُّ بِهِ مَنْ عَمِلَ بِهِ،
as-aluk a'malana tuh'ib-bu bihee man a'mila bih
16.I ask of You a work through which You wilt love him who works it

وَيَقِيناً تَنْفَعُ بِهِ مَنِ اسْتَيْقَنَ بِهِ
wa yaqeenana tanfau' bihee mani as-tay-qana bihee
17.and a certainty by which You wilt profit him who is certain

حَقَّ الْيَقِينِ فِيْ نَفَاذِ أَمْرِكَ.
h'aq-qal-yaqeeni fee nafaad'i am-rik
18.with the truth of certainty concerning the execution of Your command!

أللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّد وَآلِ مُحَمَّد،
al-laahum-ma s'al-li a'laa muh'am-madiw-waaali muh'am-mad
19.O God, bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

وَاقْبِضَ عَلَى الصِّدْقِ نَفْسِي،
waq-biz'' a'laas'-s'id-qi naf-see
20.take my soul while it is firm in sincerity,

وَاقْطَعْ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا حَاجَتِي،
waq-t'aa' minad-dunyaa h'aajatee
21.cut off my need for this world,

وَاجْعَلْ فِيمَا عِنْدَكَ رَغْبَتِي،
waj-a'l feemaa i'ndaka ragh-batee
22.make my desire for what is with You

شَوْقاً إلَى لِقَائِكَ،
shaw-qan ilaa liqaaa-ik
23.become a yearning to meet You,

وَهَبْ لِي صِدْقَ التَّوَكُّلِ عَلَيْكَ .
wa hab lee s'id-qat-tawk-kuli a'lay-k
24.and give me true confidence in You!

أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِ كِتَاب قَدْ خَلاَ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ
as-aluka min khay-ri kitaabin qad khalaa wa au'wd'u bika
25.I ask of You the good of the writ that has been made and I seek refuge with You

مِنْ شَرِّ كِتَاب قَدْ خَلاَ
min shar-ri kitaabin qad khalaa
26.from the evil of the writ that has been made.

أَسْأَلُكَ خَوْفَ الْعَابِدِينَ لَكَ،
as-aluk khaw-fal-a'abideena lak
27.I ask of You the fear of The worshipers,

وَعِبَادَةَ الْخَاشِعِينَ لَكَ،
wa i'baadatal-khaashie'ena lak
28.the worship of those humbly fearful of You,

وَيَقِيْنَ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ عَلَيْكَ،
wa yaqeenal-mutawak-kileena a'lay-k
29.the certainty of those who have confidence in You,

وَتَوَكُّلَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَيْكَ.
wa tawak-kulal-moo-mineena a'lay-k
30.and the confidence of those who have faith in You.

أَللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ رَغْبَتِي فِي مَسْأَلَتِي
al-laahum-ma aj-a'l- ragh-batee fee mas-alatee
31.O God, make my desire in my asking

مِثْلَ رَغْبَةِ أَوْلِيَآئِكَ فِي مَسَائِلِهِمْ،
mith-la ragh-bati aw-leeaaa-ika fee masaaa-ilihim-
32.like the desire of Your friends in their asking,

وَرَهْبَتِيْ مِثْلَ رَهْبَةِ أَوْلِيَآئِكَ،
wa rah-batee mith-la rah-bati aw-leeaaa-ik
33.and my fear like the fear of Your friends!

وَاسْتَعْمِلْنِي فِي مَرْضَاتِكَ،
was-taa'-mil-nee fee mar-z''aatika
34.Employ me in Your good pleasure through works

عَمَلاً لاَ أَتْرُكُ مَعَهُ شَيْئاً مِنْ دِيْنِكَ
a'malal-laaa at-ruku maa'hoo shay-am-min deenika
35.in which I will not leave aside anything of Your religion

مَخَافَةَ أَحْد مِنْ خَلْقِكَ.
makhaafata ah'adim-min khal-qik
36.fearing any of Your creatures!

أللَّهُمَّ هَذِهِ حَاجَتِي، فَأَعْظِمْ فِيهَا رَغْبَتِي،
al-laahum-ma hd'ihee h'aajatee faaa'-z'im feehaa ragh-batee
37.God, this is my need, so make my desire for it great,

وَأَظْهِرْ فِيهَا عُذْرِي، وَلَقِّنِي فِيهَا حُجَّتِي وَعَافِ فِيْهَا جَسَدِيْ.
wa az'-hir feehaa u'd'-ree wa laq-qinee feehaa h'uj-jatee wa a'afi feehaa jasadee
38.within it make manifest my excuse, through it instil me with my argument, and by means of it make well my body!

أللَّهُمَّ مَنْ أَصْبَحَ لَهُ ثِقَةٌ أَوْ رَجَآءٌ غَيْرُكَ،
al-laahum-ma man as'-bah'a lahoo thiqatun aw rajaaa-un ghay-ruk
39.O God, some rise in the morning having trust or hope in other than You.

فَقَدْ أَصْبَحْتُ وَأَنْتَ ثِقَتِي
faqad as'-bah'-tu wa anta thiqatee
40.I rise in the morning, and You art my trust

وَرَجَآئِي فِي الأُمُورِ كُلِّهَا،
wa rjaaa-ee fil-umoori kul-lihaa
41.and my hope in all affairs,

فَاقْضِ لِيْ بِخَيْرِهَا عَاقِبَةً،
faq-z''i lee bikhay-rihaa a'aqibah
42.so decree for me those which are best in outcome

وَنَجِّنِيْ مِنْ مُضِلاَّتِ الْفِتَنِ،
wa naj-jinee mim-muz''il-laa ti alfitan
43.and deliver me from misguiding trials,

بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.
birah'-matika yaaa ar-h'amar-raah'imeen
44.O Most Merciful of the merciful!

وَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّد رُسُولِ اللهِ المُصْطَفَى،
wa s'al-laal-laahoo a'laa say-yidinaa muh'am-madir-rasoolil-laahil-mus'-t'afaa
45.And God bless our chief, Muhammad the Messenger of God, the chosen,

وَعَلَى آلِهِ الطَّاهِرِينَ.
wa a'laaa aaalihit'-t'aahireen
46.and his Household, the pure!

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How does the heart attain tranquility through the remembrance of Allah?
By Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi
10 steps to stop worrying

The states of anxiety and insecurity have always been and will always be the greatest sources of tribulation in the life of humanity and the things which these traits stem from in the individual and societal life of a person are completely observable.
The state of tranquility has always been one of the lost, important traits for human society and the person will knock on every door until he is able to find this all-important characteristic. If the struggles and endeavors of humanity throughout the ages were gathered together in their search for tranquility – from both the correct and permitted and false means which they have sought out – they would definitely fill up a large book!
There are some scholars who have stated that, “At the beginning of an outbreak (of a disease), some sick people who had a contagious disease – out of every ten people who had this disease and ‘apparently’ ended up dying due to it, it was noticed that a majority of them actually died due to the fear and uneasiness they felt. Thus in reality, only a small number of these people truly died due to the sickness which they had!” Truly, the two states of tranquility and apprehension play a very important role in the health and sickness of a person and of the entire society and in the success and failure of the individual and there is not a single thing which can cool this state within a person and it is for this reason that up until today, numerous books have been written whose main topic has been on fear and the ways to combat this and the way to acquire tranquility of the heart!
The history of humanity is full of sorrowful scenes in which, in order to attain tranquility, people have run after all sorts of things and in whichever valley they have stepped into, they have taken to various addictions (to help them cope with their sorrow). However the Quran, in one short, yet meaningful sentence has given us that the most assured and the closest path to this and has told us that, “Know that through the remembrance of Allah swt shall your hearts and minds be put at rest and ease.”
In order for this Quranic reality to be made clear, please pay attention to the following explanation: The 8 Causes of Worry and Anxiety
1. Sometimes, distress and anxiety are related to a dark and uncertain future which lies ahead of a person and which manifests itself to him. The possibility of blessings leaving a person, falling into the grip of the enemies, weakness, sickness, inability to work, desperation and need (upon others) all result in a person being put through difficulties.
However, true faith in Allah swt the All-Able and High, the Merciful and Compassionate, the Allah swt who has taken it upon Himself to be sufficient for His servants, is able to remove all forms of worry and anxiety and grant a person tranquility since we, in the face of future events shall be helpless however Allah swt has the Power, Ability and Mercy (to help us).
2. Sometimes the bleak past of person would make an individual busy within himself and this would cause him anxiety. Showing grief over sins which were committed in the past, feeling remorse from one’s inabilities and past slips would cause a person worry.
However, through paying attention to Allah swt the All Forgiving, the One who accepts repentance and is the Merciful and Forgiving would grant tranquility to a person. In reality these traits of Allah swt would convey the following thoughts to the person that, “Take your appeals of culpability to Him, seek forgiveness for your past acts and seek to make amends for what you performed previously since He is the Forgiving and the One who will make accept the amends for your misdeeds.”

3. Weakness and an inability of the person in the face of natural occurrences and sometimes even in the face of the throngs of the enemy – both internal and external ones makes a person upset and insecure such that he may think to himself, “What am I able to do in the arena of war against all of these powerful opponents? Or in the face of other challenges and struggles, what can I do?”
However when the person remembers Allah swt and begins to rely upon His Power and Mercy, the Power which is the greatest of all Power such that there is not a single other thing which has the potential to stand up to Him, then the person’s heart would become at ease and he would say to himself, “Yes, I am not alone. I am under the shadow of the Mercy and Assistance of Allah swt – the never ending source of power.”

4. Sometimes the source of grief and insecurity and that which pains a person is his sense of a worthless life and a feeling of insignificance in the goals which he has for himself.
However the person who has true faith in Allah swt and has accepted that traversing the path of perfection of his life as being the greatest goal and who knows that the entire program and all events which occur in his life are geared on this path of perfection would not feel that his life is worthless nor that he is a person without any goals in life nor as one who is an uncertain wanderer and distress filled.

5. Another reason for grief and insecurity is that sometimes in order for a person to reach to a goal, he may bear great difficulties, however he does not see a single person who encourages or appreciates his troubles and difficulties which he has gone through. This feeling of ingratitude would cause him great stress and would cause him to sink into a state of anguish and insecurity.
However when he senses that other people are aware of his struggle and endeavors and give value to his work and are ready to reward him for his efforts which he is putting through, then there would not be any room for grief and insecurity.

6. Having bad thoughts of others and empty delusions is another of the reasons which lead to insecurity and grief and this is one of those things which a large number of people see in their life. However how is it possible for us to deny that focusing, our attention on Allah swt and His never ending Grace, His commandment to us of maintaining good thoughts and suppositions of other people – which is the responsibility for every single person who claims to possess true faith would not remove this state of grief and trepidation which is inside a person and would cause him to have tranquility and certainty in his life!?

7. Worship of this transient world and a sense of infatuation with the gold and glitter of the life of the material world which we are living in is one of the greatest reasons why a person would and does face distress and insecurity in his life.
This point is apparent to such an extreme that sometimes if a person is not able to find a particular color of clothing or a color of shoes, hat or some other piece of clothing which he is looking for in the market or thousands of other items which he may use in his daily life, that the thoughts of such a person who worships this transient world may become so engulfed and enraptured in the life of the world that he would spend hours or days or even weeks in a state of insecurity and anxiousness. However, true faith in Allah swt and constant focus on the spiritual freedom which a true believer possesses – in which he is constantly enraptured in austerity and devotion (to Allah swt and is not bound or tied by the clutches of the gold and glitter which accompany the material world would bring an end to all of these feelings of insecurity and anxiety. When the soul of a person reaches to that level of spiritual expanse that it is just like ˜Ali (as) that it can say: “Surely your world has as much value to me as the leaf of a tree which is in the mouth of a locust who is chewing upon it.”
How is it possible that having grief or fear due to the material world or losing it from one’s grip can cause a person’s soul to be affected and to cause a sense of grief and insecurity in his heart and thoughts!?

8. Another important factor which leads to grief and insecurity is the fear and fright of death which is something that always causes trouble to come to the soul of the person. Since death is not something which is only possible to come upon a person when he gets older – rather, it is something which can strike a person of any age especially at the times of sickness, wars, insecurity in a country and other such things, thus this sense of insecurity and grief is a general trait and should be seen by all people.
However, in our world outlook (that of the Muslim), IF death was to be in the meaning of annihilation and inexistence and the end of all things – just as the materialists of the world feel and believe in, then this grief and anxiety would be completely in place for us to experience as well and a person (Muslim) should be frightened and sacred of such a death which is the end of all things and brings forth a closure of all of his desires and wishes.
However, anytime a person comes under the shade of true faith in Allah swt , then at this point, he would consider death would merely be a bridge to a wider, more spacious, and spiritually higher world and passing through the stage of “death” would be just as passing from hallways of a jail cell into the free and open society. At this point, there would be no meaning to grief and anxiety. Rather, such a death comes while on the path of fulfilling one’s responsibilities, then at this time, death is something which is liked and anticipated.
Of course, we must state that the reasons for grief and anxiety are not limited to only these. Rather, we are able to list many more reasons for people to feel this grief and stress in their lives, however we must accept the fact that a majority of the cause of this grief and anxiety are related to one of the eight reasons listed above.
When we see that these reasons for anxiety actually melting away and being removed are when one brings about true faith in Allah swt, then we will definitely confirm the fact that the remembrance of Allah swt is that which brings tranquility to the hearts:


10 STEPS TO STOP WORRYING :

All human beings worry sometime or the other. The following ten steps can help you keep your worries at bay.
Step 1: Never worry alone. Talk to someone about your problems. This will help put your problems in proper perspctive.
Step 2: Get the facts: Find out if your worry has any basis. Write down what is worrying you, it will help you isolate and identify the problem.
Step3: Take action. Don't waste your time or energy on worrying. Try to confront and resolve your problems. Avoiding difficulties creates more stress in the long run.
Step 4: Take care of your body: exercise daily, eat healthy food and get enough sleep, because exercising will help relax your muscles. Taking care of your body physically will not only reduce tension, but also gives more energy to deal with the problem.
Step 5: Leave for the moment : don't worry about what will happen in the future and what happened in the past. Focus instead on the present.
step 6: Be positive: always focus on the positive side of things instead of brooding on negative thoughts. Develop a sense of humour. Step 7: Set aside a worry period of about 30 minutes to think about your problems, arrive at solutions and ease your tensions.
Step 8: Remain busy: plenty of action is a cure for worry. Keeping yourself busy eliminates negative thoughts from your mind.
Step 9: Avoid self - medication: do not resort to taking unnecessary drugs . Take professional help, if needed.
Step 10: Finally, count your blessings: whenever your worries make you feel low, think of the blessings. You will start to feel better.
Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others..........