7th Rajab - Special Salaat

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Celebrating the Wiladat of Imam Musa al Kadhim (AS)



The Holy prophet (saws) says Allah swt will reward the person who recites this Salat as follows

Allah offer him shelter under the Arsh, will ease the pangs of death on him & save him from the squeeze in the grave. He will not die unless he sees his place in Paradise, & will be safe from the hardships of Qiyamat.

If a person recites 4 unit Salaat on the night of 7th Rajab

Method in each unit after Surah al Hamd recite
Surat at Tawheed - 3 times
Surah al Falaq once
Surah an Naas once.
After finishing Salaat recite 10 Salwaat &10 times Tasbeehate Arba


سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَلاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ للَّهُ  وَٱللَّهُ كْبَرُ

sub��na all�hi

wal�amdu lill�hi

wa l� il�ha ill� all�hu

wall�hu akbaru

Tasbihate Arba

All glory be to Allah;

all praise be to Allah;

there is no god save Allah;

and Allah is the Greatest

 اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

all�humma �alli `al� mu�ammadin wa �li mu�ammadin

O Allah, (Please) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,


The reference for this 4 rak'ah prayer is in Iqbal al-A'maal of Sayyid ibn Tawus vol. 2 p. 261 where he mentions:

فصل فيما نذكره من عمل الليلة السابعة من‏ رجب‏

وَجَدْنَا ذَلِكَ فِيمَا نَظَرْنَاهُ مِمَّا يُقَرِّبُ الْعَبْدَ إِلَى مَوْلَاهُ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ص قَالَ: مَنْ صَلَّى فِي اللَّيْلَةِ السَّابِعَةِ مِنْ رَجَبٍ أَرْبَعَ رَكَعَاتٍ بِالْحَمْدِ مَرَّةً وَ قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ وَ قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ وَ قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ وَ يُصَلِّي عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ص عِنْدَ الْفَرَاغِ عَشْرَ مَرَّاتٍ وَ يَقُولُ الْبَاقِيَاتِ الصَّالِحَاتِ‏ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ عَشْرَ مَرَّاتٍ أَظَلَّهُ اللَّهُ تَحْتَ ظِلِّ عَرْشِهِ [تَحْتَ الْعَرْشِ‏] وَ يُعْطِيهِ ثَوَابَ مَنْ صَامَ شَهْرَ رَمَضَانَ وَ اسْتَغْفَرَتْ لَهُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ حَتَّى يَفْرُغَ مِنْ هَذِهِ الصَّلَاةِ وَ يُسَهِّلُ عَلَيْهِ النَّزْعَ وَ ضَغْطَةَ الْقَبْرِ وَ لَا يَخْرُجُ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا حَتَّى يَرَى مَكَانَهُ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ- وَ آمَنَهُ اللَّهُ مِنَ الْفَزَعِ الْأَكْبَرِ.

10 salawaat and the tasbihaat are to be recited after the completion of the prayer & not in the prayer itself.


7th Rajab (7th month) Celebrating the Wiladat of Imam Musa al Kadhim (AS)

Out of all of the Masumeen whose birth and death anniversaries we commemorate, there is one whose birth is traditionally not celebrated on the day or even in the month in which it occurred. The Imam is none other than the one who is known as the �Door through which one�s legitimate desires can be fulfilled� and who is also known as �The virtuous slave of Allah" � our seventh Imam, Imam Musa al-Kadhim (peace be upon him) -click here to know more.

This Imam, according to the reports, was born on the 7th of Safar in the year 128 AH in the village of Abwa which is between the cities of Makkah and Madinah as his mother and father were on a journey to perform the Hajj that year.

The reason why we delay his birth celebration is due to the other events we commemorate in the month of Safar:  the martyrdom of Imam Husayn (peace be upon him), and his family and companions. Thus, this seventh Imam's birth is celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month.

The title the 7th Imam is most well-known by is �Al-Kadhim� which means one who swallows his anger. This shows the level of patience and forbearance the Imam possessed. Again, this is not to say that the other Imams did not possess this trait � rather, each one was in their own way �al-Kadhim�. However, as we know, each Imam personified and displayed one trait more than other traits and was an embodiment of a particular ethical and moral characteristic which earned him a specific title.

Just like the other A�immah (as) and the political climate in which they lived, the period of the 7th Imam was dominated by  the oppressive regimes of the Abbaside dynasty. Their tyrannical rule was so harsh that it is said that the walls of the city of Baghdad was built by burying Shias and the innocent descendents of the Prophet alive between the walls! 

The 7th Imam was  forced to migrate to Iraq to be under closer supervision and scrutiny of the oppressive ruler of the time. It is for this reason that our Imam was sent to the city of Baghdad (to an area now known today as Kadhimiyyah � named after this Imam) to live out the rest of his life under the rule of the butcher of Baghdad � Harun al-Rashid (may Allah perpetuate His punishment on this individual).

We close with a few words of wisdom from this great Imam:
1. �O� Hisham!  Learn whatever you do not know and then teach this knowledge to the ignorant people.  Show humility and consider the scholars great for their knowledge and avoid disputing with them.  Consider the ignorant people as being lowly due to their ignorance however do not dismiss them as you must become close to them and teach them.�

2. �Learn the religious issues, for surely having a deep understanding of the religion is the key to intelligence, the perfection of the worship and the means to the high standings and the respectful positions in this world and the world to come. The priority of the knowledgeable person over the worshipper is as the same as the priority of the sun over the other stars.  Allah will not accept the deeds of those who avoid learning the religious affairs and issues.�



Date Ag

7th Safar - 128 AH - Born In Abwa to Lady Hamida Berberiyya


th  Shawwal 148 AH - Age20 - Martyrdom of his father Imam Ja�fer as Sadiq (pbuh)

 Age 20 - Beginning of the period of Imamah

11th  Dhulqa�da 148 AH - Age 20 - Birth of Imam Ali Ridha (pbuh) to Lady Sayyida Suttana(Najma)

From 148 AH - Age 20 -55 - Developed the centre of Islamic learning as a network

164 AH - Age 36 - Exiled to Baghdad and imprisoned by the ruler Al Mahdi for a year

173 AH - Age 45 - Birth of Lady Fatima Ma�suma (Qum) To Lady Sayyida Suttana (Najma)

179 AH - Age 51 - Re-arrested & detained without charge by the ruler Harun Rashid


th  Rajab 183 AH - Age 55 - Poisoned in prison by the ruler Al Sindh

He is buried in Kadhmayn. 

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Golden Words from our 7th Imam a.s. 

A plant grows in a plain-levelled land and does not grow in a hard rocky place.

 The same goes for wisdom, as it grows in the humble heart  and does not grow in the arrogant haughty heart;

for Allah has made humbleness the tool for the intellect, and made arrogance the tool for ignorance.

 Do you not know that he who turns his head up towards the ceiling will break it,

and he who lowers his head will be shaded and sheltered underneath it?!

Thus, Allah will abase one who is not humble before Him,

and Allah will elevate whoever is humble for Him.

[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 7793]