15th Shaaban
Amaal and Duaa - Night and Day
The Holy Prophet (sa.) had said that during the night of 15th Shaba'an the Almighty takes decisions in the matters of sustenance, life and death and welfare of the people.
One of the blessings of this night is that ,at the dawn of this night ,was born the Imam of our time Imam Mahdi Al Qaem - ajtfs in Samarra -Iraq in the year 255AH.
Signifance of 15th Sha'aban
Perform Ghusl (Bath)
with the thought of washing away sins and as if its your last Ghusl.
Recite 100 times 'Astaghfirullah' with attention to seeking forgiveness.
Duaa Kumayl
Recite dua taught by Imam Ali(as) having special relevance for this night,known popularly as Dua e Kumayl

Ziyarat of Imam Husain
on 15th Sha'aban. The Prophets & The Angels visit Imam Hussain (as) on this night & performing the ziyarah is one of the most meritorious acts of this night.It has been said whoever wishes to shake hands with 124000 prophets should perform this ziyarah on this night
The least one can do as a short salutation to Imam Hussain(as) is ,one may go to the terrace/elevated place, look left, right & towards the sky & recite :

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ اللّه السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ وَرَحْمَةُ اللّه وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
Assalamu Alalika Ya Aba Abdillah Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah e wabarakatoh
Peace be upon you; O Aba-`Abdullah! Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.


Salaat Jafaar e Tayyar
Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (as) : “If you have a significant request and you want it to be granted, you may offer this prayer, say this supplication, and implore Almighty Allah to respond to you. If you do, it will be granted, Allah willing.”

Munaja'at Sha'abaniyah
It is recommended to say the following whispered prayer (munajat) that has been narrated by Ibn Khalawayh who commented on it, saying, “This is the confidential prayer of Imam `Ali Amir al-Mu'minin and the Holy Imams (peace be upon them) who used to recite it in the month of Shaban.” It is advisable to recite it with presence of heart all the time.

Salawat in Sha'aban
The main theme of this supplication revolves around the virtues of Ahlul Bayt (peace be upon them) as this is the month which Allah (SWT) dedicated to the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family).

Recite the following tonight and every night during the rest of the month.

اللّهُمَّ إنْ لَمْ تَكُنْ غَفَرْتَ لَنَا فِيمَا مَضَى مِنْ شَعْبَانَ فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا فِيمَا بَقِيَ مِنْهُ.
Allaahumma In Lam Takun Ghafarta Lanaa Feema Maz”aa Min Shaa’baana Faghfirlanaa Feema Baqiya Minhu
O Allah if Thou has not forgiven us during the previous days of Shaban, then please be merciful to us in the days now follow
According to the Holy Prophet(saws) it is desirable to pray a
100 Raka’t Namaaz tonight, in 50 sets of 2 Raka’t
each as follows:
In every Raka’t, after the recitation of Soorah Al Faatih’ah, recite Soorah Al Ikhlaas 10 times.
After the Namaaz recite the following:
(i) Aayaatul Kursee 10 times
ii) Al Faatih’ah 10 times
iii) Subh’aanallah 100 times

According to Imam Jaa’far As Sadiq (A.S.) It is desirable to pray a6 Rak—a’t Salaat tonight, in 3 sets of 2 Raka’t each, as under:
In every Raka’t recite Surah Al Faatih’ah, Surah Yaa Seeen ,Surah Al Mulk & Surah Ikhlass





Shaykh al-Tusy in ‘Misbah al-Mutahajjid’, has narrated a Hadith about the merits of the fifteenth night of Sha`ban entailing that Abu-Yahya asked Imam Ja`far al-sadiq (a.s) about the best of supplications at this night. The Imam (a.s) instructed him saying:
“After you finish the obligatory `Isha' Prayer, you may offer a
Two Rak`ah prayer
in the first of which you should recite
Surah of al-Fatihah and Surah of al-Kafirun and
in the second you should recite
Surah of al-Fatihah and Surah of al-Tawhid.
When you accomplish the prayer,
you may repeat
‘subhanallah’ thirty-three times,
‘alhamdulillah’ thirty-three times,
and ‘allahu-akbar’ thirty-four times.
You may then say the following supplication:


يَا مَنْ إلَيْهِ مَلْجَأُ الْعِبَادِ فِي الْمُهِمَّاتِ،
ya man ilayhi malja’u al`ibadi fi almuhimmati
O He to Whom the servants (of Him) resort in urgencies

وَإلَيْهِ يَفْزَعُ الْخَلْقُ فِي الْمُلِمَّاتِ،
wa ilayhi yafza`u alkhalqu fi almulimmati
and to Whom the creatures turn in ordeals;

يَا عَالِمَ الْجَهْرِ وَالْخَفِيَّاتِ،
ya `alima aljahri wal-khafiyyati
O He Who knows the open and the hidden matters;

يَا مَنْ لا تَخْفَى عَلَيْهِ خَوَاطِرُ الأَوْهَامِ وَتَصَرُّفُ الْخَطَرَاتِ،
ya man la takhfa `alayhi khawatiru alawhami wa tasarrfu alkhatarati
O He from Whom neither the ideas of illusions nor the initiatives of delusions can be concealed;

يَارَبَّ الْخَلائِقِ وَالْبَرِيَّاتِ،
ya rabbi alkhala’iqi wal-bariyyati
O the Lord of creatures and beings;

يَا مَنْ بِيَدِهِ مَلَكُوتُ الأَرَضِينَ وَالسَّمَاوَاتِ،
ya man biyadihi malakutu alaradina wal-ssamawati
O He Who grasps the kingdoms of the earth and the heavens;

أَنْتَ اللّهُ لا إلهَ إلاَّ أَنْتَ،
anta allahu la ilaha illa anta
You are verily Allah; there is no god save You;

أَمُتُّ إلَيْكَ بِلا إلهَ إلاَّ أَنْتَ،
amutt ilayka bila ilaha illa anta
I thus try to connect with you in the name of ‘There is no god save You’

فَيَا لا إلهَ إلاَّ أَنْتَ اجْعَلْنِي فِي هذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ مِمَّنْ نَظَرْتَ إلَيْهِ فَرَحِمْتَهُ،
faya la ilaha illa anta aj`alny fi hadhihi allaylati mimmn nazarta ilayhi farahimtahu
So, O He save Whom there is no god: (please) include me at this night with those at whom You have looked and thus You have mercy upon them;

وَسَمِعْتَ دُعَاءَهُ فَأَجَبْتَهُ،
wa sami`ta du`a‘ahu fa-ajabtahu
and with those whose prayers have been heard by You and thus You have responded to them;

وَعَلِمْتَ اسْتِقَالَتَهُ فَأَقَلْتَهُ،
wa `alimta astiqalatahu fa-aqaltahu
and with those whose true repentance has been admitted by You and thus You have accepted it;

وَتَجَاوَزْتَ عَنْ سَالِفِ خَطِيئَتِهِ وَعَظِيمِ جَرِيرَتِهِ،
wa tajawazta `an salifi khatiiatihi wa `azimi jariratihi
and You have thus overlooked their past sins and enormous offenses.

فَقَدِ اسْتَجَرْتُ بِكَ مِنْ ذُنُوبِي،
faqadi astajartu bika min dhunubi
verily, I am seeking Your shelter against my sins,

وَلَجَأْتُ إلَيْكَ فِي سَتْرِ عُيُوبِي.
wa lajatu ilayka fi satri `uyubi
and I am resorting to You so that You may conceal my defects.

اللّهُمَّ فَجُدْ عَلَيَّ بِكَرَمِكَ وَفَضلِكَ،
allahumma fajud `alayy bikaramika wa fadlika
O Allah: (please) bestow lavishly upon me with Your generosity and Favor;

وَاحْطُطْ خَطَايَايَ بِحِلْمِكَ وَعَفْوِكَ،
wahtut khataiaiya bihilmika wa `afwika
and condone my misdeeds out of Your forbearance and pardon,

وَتَغَمَّدْنِي فِي هذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ بِسَابِغِ كَرَامَتِكَ،
wa taghammdny fi hadhihi allaylati bisabighi karamatika
and encompass me, at this night, with Your opulent honoring,

وَاجْعَلْنِي فِيهَا مِنْ أَوْلِيَائِكَ الَّذِينَ اجْتَبَيْتَهُمْ لِطَاعَتِكَ،
waj`alny fiha min awlia’ika alladhina ajtabaytahum lita`atika
and include me at this night with Your intimate servants whom You have selected for obeying You,

وَاخْتَرْتَهُمْ لِعِبَادَتِكَ،
wakhtartahum li`ibadatika
and whom You have chosen for worshipping You,

وَجَعَلْتَهُمْ خَالِصَتَكَ وَصِفْوَتَكَ.
wa ja`altahum khalisataka wa sifwataka
and whom You have made Your elite and select people.

اللّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي مِمَّنْ سَعَدَ جَدُّهُ،
allahumma aj`alny mimmn sa`ada jadduhu
O Allah: (please) make me of those whose efforts are of a happy end,

وَتَوَفَّرَ مِنَ الْخَيْرَاتِ حَظُّهُ،
wa tawaffra mina alkhayrati hazzuhu
and those whose shares of good things are big,

وَاجْعَلْنِي مِمَّنْ سَلِمَ فَنَعِمَ،
waj`alny mimmn salima fana`ima
and make me of those who enjoy blissful life as they have been safe (from sins)

وَفَازَ فَغَنِمَ،
wa faza faghanima
and those who have been awarded excellently as they have won,

وَاكْفِنِي شَرَّ مَا أَسْلَفْتُ،
wakfiny sharr ma aslaftu
and rescue me from the evil consequences of what I have committed,

وَاعْصِمْنِي مِنَ الإزْدِيَادِ فِي مَعْصِيَتِكَ،
wa`simny mina alazdiadi fi ma`siyatika
and save me from doing more acts of disobedience to You,

وَحَبِّبْ إلَيَّ طَاعَتَكَ وَمَا يُقَرِّبُنِي مِنْكَ وَيُزْلِفُنِي عِنْدَكَ.
wa habbib ilayya ta`ataka wa ma yuqarribuny minka wa yuzlifuny `indaka
and make me love the acts of obedience to You and whatever draws me near You and approaches me toward You.

سَيِّدِي إلَيْكَ يَلْجَأُ الْهَارِبُ،
sayyidy ilayka yalja’u alharibu
O my Master: a fugitive resorts to none save You,

وَمِنْكَ يَلْتَمِسُ الطَّالِبُ،
wa minka yaltamisu alttalibu
and a needy begs none save You,

وَعَلَى كَرَمِكَ يُعَوِّلُ الْمُسْتَقِيلُ التَّائِبُ،
wa `ala karamika yu`awwilu almustaqilu altta’ibu
and only on Your generosity does a repentant, contrite one depends

أَدَّبْتَ عِبَادَكَ بِالتَّكَرُّمِ وَأَنْتَ أَكْرَمُ الأَكْرَمِينَ،
addabta `ibadaka bilttakarrumi wa anta akramu alakramina
You have disciplined Your servants by means of generosity; and You are verily the most Generous of all those who are generous.

وَأَمَرْتَ بِالْعَفْوِ عِبَادَكَ وَأَنْتَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ.
wa amarta bil`afui `ibadaka wa anta alghafuru alrrahimu
and You have instructed Your servants to pardon; and You are verily the All-forgiving, the All-merciful.

اللّهُمَّ فَلا تَحْرِمْنِي مَا رَجَوْتُ مِنْ كَرَمِكَ،
allahumma fala tahrimny ma rajawtu min karamika
O Allah: (please) do not deprive me of Your generosity for which I hope,

وَلا تُؤْيِسْنِي مِنْ سَابِغِ نِعَمِكَ،
wa la tu´iisny min sabighi ni`amika
and do not make me despair of Your opulent bounties,

وَلا تُخَيِّبْنِي مِنْ جَزِيلِ قِسَمِكَ فِي هذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ لأهْلِ طَاعَتِكَ،
wa la tukhayybny min jazili qisamika fi hadhihi allaylati liahli ta`atika
and do not disappoint me of Your abundant sustenance that You decide, this night, for those who are obedient to You,

وَاجْعَلْنِي فِي جُنَّةٍ مِنْ شِرَارِ بَرِيَّتِكَ،
waj`alny fi junnatin min shirari bariyyatika
and include me with Your protection against Your evil creatures.

رَبِّ إنْ لَمْ أَكُنْ مِنْ أَهْلِ ذلِكَ فَأَنْتَ أَهْلُ الْكَرَمِ وَالْعَفْوِ وَالْمَغْفِرَةِ،
rabbi in lam akun min ahli dhalika fanta ahlu alkarami wal-`afui wal-maghfirati
O my Lord: If I do not deserve so, then You are worthy of acting generously to me, and pardoning and forgiving me,

وَجُدْ عَلَيَّ بِمَا أَنْتَ أَهْلُهُ لا بِمَا أَسْتَحِقُّهُ،
wa jud `alayya bima anta ahluhu la bima astahiqquhu
and (please) bestow upon me magnanimously according to that which befits You, not according to what I deserve,

فَقَدْ حَسُنَ ظَنِّي بِكَ،
faqad hasuna zanni bika
verily, I carry an excellent opinion about You,

وَتَحَقَّقَ رَجَائِي لَكَ،
wa tahaqqaqa rajaiy laka
and I do hope for You,

وَعَلِقَتْ نَفْسِي بِكَرَمِكَ
wa `aliqat nafsi bikaramika
and my self is hanged to the rope of Your generosity,

فَأَنْتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ،
fa-anta arhamu alrrahimina
for You are verily the most Merciful of all those who show mercy,

وَأَكْرَمُ الأَكْرَمِينَ.
wa akramu alakramina
and You are the most Generous of all those who are generous.

اللّهُمَّ وَاخْصُصْنِي مِنْ كَرَمِكَ بِجَزِيلِ قِسَمِكَ،
allahumma wakhsusny min karamika bijazili qisamika
O Allah: (please) confer upon me exclusively with an abundant share of what You decide, out of Your generosity,

وَأَعُوذُ بِعَفْوِكَ مِنْ عُقُوبَتِكَ،
wa a`udhu bi`afwika min `uqubatika
and I seek refuge with Your pardon against Your chastisement,

وَاغْفِرْ لِيَ الذَّنْبَ الَّذِي يَحْبِسُ عَلَيَّ الْخُلُقَ،
wa ghfir liya aldhdhanba alladhy yahbisu `alayya alkhuluqa
and (please) forgive me the sin that prevents me from enjoying high morals,

وَيُضَيِّقُ عَلَيَّ الرّزْقَ
wa yudayyiqu `alayya alrrzqa
and suppresses my sustenance,

حَتَّى أَقُومَ بِصَالِحِ رِضَاكَ،
hatta aquma bisalihi ridaka
so that I will do that which excellently achieves Your satisfaction

وَأَنْعَمَ بِجَزِيلِ عَطَائِكَ،
wa an`ama bijazili `ata’ika
and I will enjoy Your profuse granting,

وَأَسْعَدَ بِسَابِغِ نَعْمَائِكَ،
wa as`ada bisabighi na`ma’ika
and I will be delighted by Your abundant bounties.

فَقَدْ لُذْتُ بِحَرَمِكَ،
faqad ludhtu biharamika
I am having recourse to Your sanctity,

وَتَعَرَّضْتُ لِكَرَمِكَ،
wa ta`arradtu likaramika
and I am asking for Your generosity,

وَاسْتَعَذْتُ بِعَفْوِكَ مِنْ عُقُوبَتِكَ،
wasta`adhtu bi`afwika min `uqubatika
and I am taking shelter in Your pardon against Your punishment,

وَبِحِلْمِكَ مِنْ غَضَبِكَ،
wa bihilmika min ghadabika
and in Your forbearance against Your ire.

فَجُدْ بِمَا سَأَلْتُكَ،
fajud bima sa-altuka
So, (please) bestow upon me generously with that which I have asked from You,

وَأَنِلْ مَا الْتَمَسْتُ مِنْكَ،
wa anil ma altamastu minka
and confer upon me with that which I have begged from You,

أَسْأَلُكَ بِكَ لا بِشَيْءٍ هُوَ أَعْظَمُ مِنْكَ.
asaluka bika la bishay‘in huwa a`zamu minka
I beseech You in Your name, since there is nothing great that You are.

You may prostrate yourself and repeat the following twenty times:
يَا رَبِّ.
ya rabb(i)
O my Lord!

And then repeat the following seven times:
يَا اَللهُ.
ya allah(u)
O Allah!

And then repeat the following seven times:
لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إلاَّ بِاللّهِ.
la hawla wala quwwata illa billah(i)
There is neither might nor power save with Allah.

And then repeat the following ten times
مَا شَاءَ اللهٌُ.
ma sha’allah(u)
Only that which Allah wants (will be).

And then repeat the following ten times
:
لا قُوَّةَ إلاَّ بِاللّهِ.
la quwwata illa billahi
There is no power save with Allah.

You may then pray to Almighty Allah for sending blessings upon the Holy Prophet and ask for settling your requests. It is mentioned in Hadith 'By Allah I swear, even if you pray for needs as many as raindrops, Almighty Allah, out of His generosity and favors, will settle them all.”


اللّهُمَّ بِحَقِّ لَيْلَتِنَا هذِهِ وَمَوْلُودِهَا
allahumma bihaqqi laylatina hadhihi wa mawludiha
O Allah: I beseech You in the name of this night and in the name of him whom was born at it
وَحُجَّتِكَ وَمَوْعُودِهَا،
wa hujjtika wa maw`udiha
and in the name of Your Argument and in the name of Your promise in it,
الَّتِي قَرَنْتَ إلَى فَضْلِهَا فَضْلاً،
allaty qaranta ila fadliha fadlan
the night that You have added a new merit to its many merits
فَتَمَّتْ كَلِمَتُكَ صِدْقاً وَعَدْلاً،
fatammt kalimatuka sidqan wa `adlan
So, Your Word has been accomplished truly and fairly;
لا مُبَدِّلَ لِكَلِمَاتِكَ،
la mubaddla likalimatika
no one can change Your words,
وَلا مُعَقِّبَ لآيَاتِكَ،
wa la mu`aqqba li-ayatika
nor obscure Your signs,
نُورُكَ الْمُتَأَلِّقُ،
nuruka almutalliqu
(He is) Your glowing Light
وَضِيَاؤُكَ الْمُشْرِقُ،
wa diau´uka almushriqu
and Your bring splendor
وَالْعَلَمُ النُّورُ فِي طَخْيَاءِ الدَّيْجُورِ،
wal-`alamu alnnuru fi takhya‘i alddayjuri
and the luminous sign in the obscurity of darkness
الْغَائِبُ الْمَسْتُورُ
algha’ibu almasturu
and the absent and the concealed,
جَلَّ مَوْلِدُهُ، وَكَرُمَ مَحْتِدُهُ،
jalla mawliduhu wa karuma mahtiduhu
Lofty is his birth and noble is his lineage
وَالْمَلائِكَةُ شُهَّدُهُ،
wal-mala’ikatu shuhhaduhu
and the angels are his witnesses
وَاللّهُ نَاصِرُهُ وَمُؤَيِّدُهُ،
wallahu nasiruhu wa mu´ayyduhu
and Allah is his Supporter and Backer
إذَا آنَ مِيعَادُهُ وَالْمَلائِكَةُ أَمْدَادُهُ،
idha ana mi`aduhu wal-mala’ikatu amdaduhu
when his time comes and the angels shall be his sponsors;
سَيْفُ اللّهِ الَّذِي لا يَنْبُو،
sayfu allahi alladhy la yanbu
(He shall act as) the sword of Allah that shall never miss the target,
وَنُورُهُ الَّذِي لا يَخْبُو،
wa nuruhu alladhy la yakhbu
and His light that shall never be extinguished
وَذُو الْحِلْمِ الَّذِي لا يَصْبُو،
wa dhu alhilmi alladhy la yasbu
And the forbearing person who shall never deviate the truth.
مَدَارُ الدَّهْرِ،
madaru alddhri
and the motive and reason of the course of events,
وَنَوَامِيسُ الْعَصْرِ،
wa nawamisu al`asri
and the one for whom the laws of ages have been made
وَوُلاةُ الأَمْرِ،
wa wulatu alamri
and (one of) the men of authority
وَالْمُنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمْ مَا يَتَنَزَّلُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ،
wal-munazzalu `alayhim ma yatanazzalu fi laylati alqadri
who receive that which is revealed on the Grand Night.
وَأَصْحَابُ الْحَشْرِ وَالنَّشْرِ،
wa ashabu alhashri wal-nnashri
and the managers of the Resurrection and the Account;
تَرَاجِمَةُ وَحْيِهِ،
tarajimatu wahyihi
(They are) the interpreters of His revelations
وَوُلاةُ أَمْرِهِ وَنَهْيِهِ.
wa wulatu amrihi wa nahiihi
and in charge of what is deemed lawful and what is deemed unlawful by Him.
اللّهُمَّ فَصَلِّ عَلَى خَاتِمِهِمْ وَقَائِمِهِمُ
allahumma fasalli `ala khatimihim wa qa’imihim
O Allah: send blessings on their seal and their Riser
الْمَسْتُورِ عَنْ عَوَالِمِهِمْ.
almasturi `an `awalimihim
whom is hidden from their world.
اللّهُمَّ وَأَدْرِكْ بِنَا أَيَّامَهُ
allahumma wa adrik bina ayyamahu
O Allah: (please) make us causes for the coming of him,
وَظُهُورَهُ وَقِيَامَهُ،
wa zuhurahu wa qiyamahu
and causes for his advent and reappearance
وَاجْعَلْنَا مِنْ أَنْصَارِهِ،
waj`alna min ansarihi
and (please) include us with his supporters
وَاقْرِنْ ثأْرَنَا بِثَأْرِهِ،
waqrin tha’rana bitha’rihi
and join our vengeance to his
وَاكْتُبْنَا فِي أَعْوَانِهِ وَخُلَصَائِهِ،
waktubna fi a`wanihi wa khulasa’ihi
and decide us to be among his assistants and retinue.
وَأَحْيِنَا فِي دَوْلَتِهِ نَاعِمِينَ،
wa ahiina fi dawlatihi na`imina
and make us live in bliss in his reign,
وَبِصُحْبَتِهِ غَانِمِينَ،
wa bisuhbatihi ghanimina
and make us win the ecstasy of his companionship,
وَبِحَقِّهِ قَائِمِينَ،
wa bihaqqhi qa’imina
and make us of those who carry out our duty toward him,
وَمِنَ السُّوءِ سَالِمِينَ،
wa mina alssu‘I salimina
and save us from evil.
يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ،
ya arhama alrrahimina
O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy.
وَالْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ،
walhamdu lillahi rabbi al`alamina
All praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds.
وَصَلَوَاتُهُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ
wa salawatuhu `ala sayydina muhammadin
His blessings be upon our master, Muhammad
خَاتَمِ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالْمُرْسَلِينَ
khatami alnnabiyyina wal-mursalina
the seal of the Prophets and the Messengers,
وَعَلَى أَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ الصَّادِقِينَ
wa `ala ahli baytihi alssadiqina
and upon his Household, the veracious,
وَعِتْرَتِهِ النَّاطِقِينَ،
wa `itratihi alnnatiqina
and his offspring, the spokespersons of the truth,
وَالْعَنْ جَمِيعَ الظَّالِمِينَ،
wal-`an jami`a alzzalimina
and curse all the wrongdoers
وَاحْكُمْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَهُمْ
wahkum baynana wa baynahum
and judge between them and us
يَا أَحْكَمَ الْحَاكِمِينَ.
ya ahkama alhakimina
O the Most Just of all judges.


اللّهُمَّ أَنْتَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ
allahumma anta alhayyu alqayyumu
O Allah: You are verily the Ever-living, the Self-Subsisting,
الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ
al`aliyyu al`azimu
the Most High, the All-great,
الْخَالِقُ الرَّازِقُ
alkhaliqu alrraziqu
the Creator, the Sustainer,
الْمُحْيِي الْمُمِيتُ
almuhiy almumitu
the Giver of live, the Causer of death,
الْبَدِيءُ الْبَدِيعُ،
albadi‘u albadi`u
the Originator, the Maker.
لَكَ الْجَلالُ،
laka aljalalu
To You is the Majesty
وَلَكَ الْفَضْلُ،
wa laka alfadlu
and to You is the favor,
وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ،
wa laka alhamdu
and to You is all praise,
وَلَكَ الْمَنُّ،
wa laka almann
and to You is thanks,
وَلَكَ الْجُودُ،
wa laka aljudu
and to You is magnanimity,
وَلَكَ الْكَرَمُ،
wa laka alkaramu
and to You is generosity,
وَلَكَ الأَمْرُ،
wa laka alamru
and to You do belong all affairs,
وَلَكَ الْمَجْدُ،
wa laka almajdu
and to You is glory,
وَلَكَ الشُّكْرُ،
wa laka alshshkru
and to You is gratitude;
وَحْدَكَ لا شَرِيكَ لَكَ،
wa hdaka la sharika laka
You are alone without having any partner with You.
يَا وَاحِدُ يَا أَحَدُ يَا صَمَدُ
ya wahidu ya ahadu ya samadu
O the One: O the Absolute: O the Besought of all:
يَا مَنْ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
ya man lam yalid wa lam yulad
O He Who neither begets nor is He begotten,
وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً أَحَدٌ،
wa lam yakun lahu kufwan ahadun
and there is none like to Him.
صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
(please do) bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
وَاغْفِرْ لِي وَارْحَمْنِي
waghfir li warhamny
and forgive me; and have mercy upon me;
وَاكْفِنِي مَا أَهَمَّنِي
wakfiny ma ahammany
and relieve me from whatever has aggrieved me;
وَاقْضِ دَيْنِي،
waqdi dayni
and help me settle my debt;
وَوَسِّعْ عَلَيَّ فِي رِزْقِي،
wa wassi` `alayy fi rizqi
and expand my provisions;
فَإنَّكَ فِي هذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ كُلَّ أَمْرٍ حَكِيمٍ تَفْرُقُ،
fa’innaka fi hadhihi allaylati kull amrin hakimin tafruqu
for You, at this night, make distinct all affairs of wisdom;
وَمَنْ تَشَاءُ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ تَرْزُقُ،
wa man tasha‘u min khalqika tarzuqu
and You grant sustenance to whomever You wish among Your creatures.
فَارْزُقْنِي وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ،
farzuqny wa anta khayru alrraziqina
So, (please do) grant me sustenance and You are verily the Best of sustainers.
فَإنَّكَ قُلْتَ وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ الْقَائِلِينَ النَّاطِقِينَ:
fa’innaka qulta wa anta khayru alqa’ilina alnnatiqina:
You have said—and You are the Best of those who speak and utter—
(وَاسْأَلُوَا اللّهَ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ)
“was-alu allaha min fadlihi”
“Ask Allah of His bounty.”
فَمِنْ فَضْلِكَ أَسْأَلُ،
famin fadlika as-alu
I thus ask You of Your bounty;
وَإيَّاكَ قَصَدْتُ،
wa ‘iyyaka qasadtu
and to You do I turn my face;
وَابْنَ نَبِيِّكَ اعْتَمَدْتُ،
wabna nabiyyka a`tamadtu
and the intercession of Your Prophet’s son do I seek;
وَلَكَ رَجَوْتُ،
wa laka rajawtu
and for You do I hope.
فَارْحَمْنِي يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.
farhamny ya arhama alrrahimina
So, (please do) have mercy upon me; O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy.


اللّهُمَّ اقْسِمْ لَنَا مِنْ خَشْيَتِكَ
allahumma aqsim lana min khashiyatika
O Allah: (please do) grant us an amount of fearfulness of You
مَا يَحُولُ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ مَعْصِيَتِكَ،
ma yahulu baynana wa bayna ma`siyatika
that prevents us from committing acts of disobedience to You;
وَمِنْ طَاعَتِكَ مَا تُبَلِّغُنَا بِهِ رِضْوَانَكَ،
wa min ta`atika ma tuballghuna bihi ridwanaka
and an amount of obedience to You that makes us attain Your satisfaction;
وَمِنَ الْيَقِينِ مَا يَهُونُ عَلَيْنَا بِهِ مُصِيبَاتُ الدُّنْيَا.
wa mina aliyaqini ma yahunu `alayna bihi musibatu alddunya
and an amount of conviction that help us tolerate the vicissitudes of this worldly life.
اللّهُمَّ أَمْتِعْنَا بِأَسْمَاعِنَا وَأَبْصَارِنَا وَقُوَّتِنَا
allahumma amti`na biasma`ina wa absarina wa quwwatina
O Allah: (please do) make us enjoy our hearings, sights, and powers
مَا أَحْيَيْتَنَا وَاجْعَلْهُ الْوَارِثَ مِنَّا،
ma ahiyaytana waj`alhu alwaritha minna
so long as You decide to keep us alive; and (please do) make it the inheritor of us.
وَاجْعَلْ ثأْرَنَا عَلَى مَنْ ظَلَمَنَا،
waj`al tharana `ala man zalamana
And (please do) make us avenge ourselves against them who wrong us;
وَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى مَنْ عَادَانَا،
wansurna `ala man `adana
and back us against them who antagonize us;
وَلا تَجْعَلْ مُصِيبَتَنَا فِي دِينِنَا،
wa la taj`al musibatana fi dinina
and do not suffer misfortunes in affairs of our religion;
وَلا تَجْعَلِ الدُّنْيَا أَكْبَرَ هَمِّنَا وَلا مَبْلَغَ عِلْمِنَا،
wa la taj`ali alddunya akbara hammna wa la mablagha `ilmina
and do not make our worldly affairs happen to be our greatest concern or our utmost knowledge;
وَلا تُسَلِّطْ عَلَيْنَا مَنْ لا يَرْحَمُنَا،
wa la tusallt `alayna man la yarhamuna
and do not set him who does not have mercy upon us, as master over us;
بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.
birahmatika yarhama alrrahimina
in the name of Your mercy; O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy.
This supplication is advisably recited immediately after the accomplishment of the Tahajjud / Shab /Layl Salaat at the last hours of night.


إلهِي تَعَرَّضَ لَكَ فِي هذَا اللَّيْلِ الْمُتَعَرِّضُونَ،
ilahy ta`arrada laka fi hadha allayli almuta`arriduna
O Allah: tonight the seekers of favors, restless and eager, present themselves to You;
وَقَصَدَكَ الْقَاصِدُونَ،
wa qasadaka alqasiduna
the determined aspirers have You in mind;
وَأَمَّلَ فَضْلَكَ وَمَعْرُوفَكَ الطَّالِبُونَ،
wa ammla fadlaka wa ma`rufaka alttalibuna
those who make requests look long and attentively at Your obligingness and kindness;
وَلَكَ فِي هذَا اللَّيْلِ نَفَحَاتٌ وَجَوَائِزُ
wa laka fi hadha allayli nafahatun wa jawa’izu
You, in this night, give gifts, bounties beyond measure,
وَعَطَايَا وَمَوَاهِبُ
wa `ataya wa mawahibu
free donations, and favors,
تَمُنُّ بِهَا عَلَى مَنْ تَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ،
tamunnu biha `ala man tasha‘u min `ibadika
to those whom You will from among Your servants when they make a request,
وَتَمْنَعُهَا مَنْ لَمْ تَسْبِقْ لَهُ الْعِنَايَةُ مِنْكَ،
wa tamna`uha man lam tasbiq lahu al`inaiyatu minka
and say no to those who do not try to get in advance (remain behind) for obtaining the bounties from You.
وَهَا أَنَا ذَا عُبَيْدُكَ الْفَقِيرُ إلَيْكَ
wa ha ana dha `ubayduka alfaqiru ilayka
I, a modest needy bondman,
الْمُؤَمِّلُ فَضْلَكَ وَمَعْرُوفَكَ،
almu´ammilu fadlaka wa ma`rufaka
am hopeful of Your obligingness and kindness.
فَإنْ كُنْتَ يَا مَوْلايَ تَفَضَّلْتَ فِي هذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ عَلَى أَحَدٍ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
fain kunta ya mawlaiya tafaddalta fi hadhihi allaylati `ala ahadin min khalqika
Indeed if You, O My Master, bestows a favor on any one, in this night, from among Your created beings,
وَعُدْتَ عَلَيْهِ بِعَائِدَةٍ مِنْ عَطْفِكَ
wa `udta `alayhi bi`a’idatin min `atfika
and multiply profits and gains for him out of love and affection,
فَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
fasalli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
please send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad:
الطَّيِّبِينَ الطَّاهِرِينَ الْخَيِّرِينَ الْفَاضِلِينَ،
alttiyyibina alttahirina alkhayyrina alfadilina
the pure, the immaculate, the virtuous, and the righteous;
وَجُدْ عَلَيَّ بِطَوْلِكَ وَمَعْرُوفِكَ
wa jud `alayya bitawlika wa ma`rufika
and then let me have enough and be contented on account of Your liberality and obligingness,
يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ،
ya rabba al`alamina
O Lord of the worlds!
وَصَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ خَاتَمِ النَّبِيِّينَ
wa salla allahu `ala muhammadin khatami alnnabiyyina
May Allah send blessings upon Muhammad, the seal of the Prophets,
وَآلِهِ الطَّاهِرِينَ
wa alihi alttahirina
and upon his Household, the immaculate,
وَسَلَّمَ تَسْلِيماً
wa sallama tasliman
and may He exalt them very much.
إنَّ اللّهَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ.
inn allaha hamidun majidun
verily, Allah is worthy of all praise, full of all glory.
اللّهُمَّ إنِّي أَدْعُوكَ كَمَا أَمَرْتَ
allahumma inni ad`uka kama amarta
O Allah: I am praying You as You ordered me to do,
فَاسْتَجِبْ لِي كَمَا وَعَدْتَ
fastajib li kama wa`adta
So, (please) respond to me as You promised.
إنَّكَ لا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ.
innaka la tukhlifu almi`ada
verily, You never break Your promise.
The Holy Prophet (sawa) used to recite the following in Sajdah tonight after the Shab / Tahajjud prayers:
It can also be recited tonight after praying a 10 Raka’t Namaaz in 5 sets of 2 Raka’t each;
in each Raka’t recite
Soorah Al Faatih’ah once, and
Soorah Al Ikhlaas 10 times]

It is recommended to do the prostrations and say the supplications that are reported from the Holy Prophet (a.s).


سَجَدَ لَكَ سَوَادِي وَخَيَالِي،
sajada laka sawady wa khayali
Prostrating before You are my body and my shadow
وَآمَنَ بِكَ فُؤَادِي،
wa amana bika fu´adi
and my heart is in full faith of You
هذِهِ يَدَايَ وَمَا جَنَيْتُهُ عَلَى نَفْسِي،
hadhihi yadaiya wa ma janaytuhu `ala nafsi
These are my two hands and this is what I have committed against myself,
يَا عَظِيمُ تُرْجَى لِكُلِّ عَظِيمٍ
ya `azimu turja likulli `azimin
O the All-great: You are hoped for all enormous things;
اغْفِرْ لِيَ الْعَظِيمَ
aghfir liya al`azima
Please, forgive me my serious offences
فَإنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الذَّنْبَ الْعَظِيمَ إلاَّ الرَّبُّ الْعَظِيمُ.
fa’innhu la yaghfiru aldhdhanba al`azima illa alrrabbu al`azimu
because none can forgive the serious sin except the All-great Lord.

The Holy Prophet (a.s) then raised his head and then prostrated himself again, saying:

أَعُوذُ بِنُورِ وَجْهِكَ الَّذِي أَضَاءَتْ لَهُ السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالأَرَضُونَ،
a`udhu binuri wa jhika alladhy ada‘at lahu alssamawatu wal-araduna
I seek the protection of the light of Your Face that has lit the heavens and the earth
وَانْكَشَفَتْ لَهُ الظُّلُمَاتُ،
wankashafat lahu alzzulumatu
and has removed all darkness
وَصَلَحَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرُ الأَوَّلِينَ وَالآخِرِينَ
wa salaha `alayhi amru al-awwalina wal-akhirina
and has made active all the affairs of the past and the coming generations
مِنْ فُجْأَةِ نَقِمَتِكَ،
min fuj-ati naqimatika
against Your sudden chastisement
وَمِنْ تَحْوِيلِ عَافِيَتِكَ،
wa min tahwili `afiyatika
and against withdrawing the good health that You have granted me
وَمِنْ زَوَالِ نِعْمَتِكَ.
wa min zawal-i ni`matika
and against the vanishing of Your bounties.
اللّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِي قَلْباً تَقِيّاً نَقِيّاً
allahumma arzuqny qalban taqiyyan naqiyyan
O Allah: (please) grant me a heart that is pious and pure,
وَمِنَ الشِّرْكِ بَرِيئاً
wa mina alshshirki bari’an
and is released from polytheism,
لا كَافِراً وَلا شَقِيّاً.
la kafiran wa la shaqiyyan
and is neither atheist nor unhappy.

The Holy Prophet (a.s) then attached his face to the ground and said:

عَفَّرْتُ وَجْهِي فِي التُّرَابِ
`affartu wajhy fi altturabi
I am putting my face on the ground
وَحُقَّ لِي أَنْ أَسْجُدَ لَكَ
wa huqqa li an asjuda laka
and it is my duty to prostrate myself before You

Holy Prophet (a.s) then said, “Do you know what this night is? This is the night of the half of Sha`ban. At this night, shares of provisions are distributed, ages are decided, and the pilgrims are appointed. Verily, Almighty Allah, at this night, forgives as many of His creatures as the hairs of the goats of Kalb Tribe. Almighty Allah also orders angels to descend to the earth, to Makkah, at this night.”
It is recommended to offer the prayers that are dedicated to this night. As a matter of fact, these prayers are many. One of them is that which is reported by Abu-Yahya al-San`aniy, as well as other thirty trustworthy individuals, from Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s) and Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (a.s) as follows:
At the night of the half of Sha`ban, you may offer a
four Rak`ah prayer in each Rak`ah of which you may recite the
Surah of al-Fatihah once
and the Surah of al-Tawheed one hundred times.
After accomplishment, you may say the following supplication:

اللّهُمَّ إنِّي إلَيْكَ فَقِيرٌ،
allahumma inni ilayka faqirun
O Allah: I am in need for You,
وَمِنْ عَذَابِكَ خَائِفٌ مُسْتَجِيرٌ.
wa min `adhabika kha’ifun mustajirun
and I am fearful of You and seeking Your shelter against Your chastisement.
اللّهُمَّ لا تُبَدِّلِ اسْمِي،
allahumma la tubaddil ismi
O Allah: (please) do not erase my name,
وَلا تُغَيِّرْ جِسْمِي،
wa la tughayyir jismi
and do not change my body,
وَلا تَجْهَدْ بَلائِي،
wa la tajhad bala’y
and do not increase my ordeals,
وَلا تُشْمِتْ بِي أَعْدَائِي،
wa la tushmit by a`da’y
and do not make my enemies rejoice at my misfortune.
أَعُوذُ بِعَفْوِكَ مِنْ عِقَابِكَ،
a`udhu bi`afwika min `iqabika
I resort to Your pardon against Your punishment,
وَأَعُوذُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِكَ،
wa a`udhu birahmatika min `adhabika
and I resort to Your mercy against Your chastisement,
وَأَعُوذُ بِرِضَاكَ مِنْ سَخَطِكَ،
wa a`udhu biridaka min sakhatika
and I resort to Your pleasure against Your wrath,
وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْكَ،
wa a`udhu bika minka
and I resort to You from You
جَلَّ ثَنَاؤُكَ
jalla thanau´uka
Enormous be the praise of You
أَنْتَ كَمَا أَثْنَيْتَ عَلَى نَفْسِكَ
anta kama athnayta `ala nafsika
You are as exactly as You have praised Yourself,
وَفَوْقَ مَا يَقُولُ الْقَائِلُونَ.
wa fawqa ma yaqulu alqa’iluna
and above all that which is said about You.
A’mal of Surah Yaseen(as in Almanac PET)
Recite Soorah Yaseen 3 times as under:
(i) Once for long life
(ii) Once for prosperity.
(iii) Once for safety from misfortune.
Then recite the following 21 times, without speaking in between:
اللهم إنك عليم حليم ذو أناةٍ , و لا طاقة لنا بحُكمك بحلمك
Allaahumma Innak A’zeemun D’u Anaatin Wa Laa T’aaqata Lanaa Li—h’ukmika
O Allah, verily Thou art Sublime, Patient, gives respite, (because) we do not have the capacity to withstand the conditions that take effect under Thy authority.

يا الله يا الله يا اللّــــــه , الأمان الأمان الأمان
Yaa Allah Yaa Allah Yaa Allah Al —amaan Al —amaan Al —amaan
O Allah! O Allah! O Allah! Mercy Mercy

من الطاعون و الوباء و موتِ الفجأة , و سوء القضاء و و شماتة الأعداء
Minat T’aa--o’on Wal Wabaaa—i Wa Mawti Faja—a’tin Wa Soo—il Qaz”aaa-i Wa Shamatatil Aa’—aaaa—i
(Safety from the) rampant epidemics, accidental death, evil events, and rejoicing of enemies at (our) misfortune.

, ربنا اكشف عنا العذاب إنا مؤمنون برحمتك يا أرحم الراحمين
Rabbanak—shif A’nnal A’x’aaba Innaa Moo—minoona Bi—rah’matika Yaa Arh’amar Rah’imeen
O our Lord take away from us the pain and torment, truly we believe in Thy Mercy, O the most Merciful!

According to Montakhab al Hasani it is recommended to pray immediately after Magrib prayer(before Isha prayer),
offer 2 rakat salat in each rakat after al Hamd recite 7 times Sura Ikhlass.
After salam read this dua 21 times and do not talk to anyone until recitation is completed
Also Recommended by Ulama for the present Pandamic
(Source Tahfat al Radhwia from Sayyid MuhammadRadhi razawi Kashmiri)



اللهم إنك عليم حليم ذو أناةٍ , و لا طاقة لنا بحُكمك بحلمك يا الله يا الله يا اللّــــــه , الأمان الأمان الأمان
Allaahumma Innak A’zeemun D’u Anaatin Wa Laa T’aaqata Lanaa Li—h’ukmika Yaa Allah Yaa Allah Yaa Allah Al —amaan Al —amaan Al —amaan;
O Allah, verily Thou art Sublime, Patient, gives respite, (because) we do not have the capacity to withstand the conditions that take effect under Thy authority. O Allah! O Allah! O Allah! Mercy! Mercy! Mercy!

من الطاعون و الوباء و موتِ الفجأة , و سوء القضاء و و شماتة الأعداء , ربنا اكشف عنا العذاب إنا مؤمنون برحمتك يا أرحم الراحمين
Minat T’aa--o’on Wal Wabaaa—i Wa Mawti Faja—a’tin Wa Soo—il Qaz”aaa-i Wa Shamatatil Aa’—aaaa—i Rabbanak—shif A’nnal A’x’aaba Innaa Moo—minoona Bi—rah’matika Yaa Arh’amar Rah’imeen
(Safety from the) rampant epidemics, accidental death, evil events, and rejoicing of enemies at (our) misfortune. O our Lord take away from us the pain and torment, truly we believe in Thy Mercy, O the most Merciful!







Fasting is highly recommended.