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***Eid-al Ghadir -18th Zilhajj*** Line by line format From Mafatih Jinan

The Holy Prophet(pbuh) held out the hand of Ali(as) and said: " For whoever I am his Leader (mawla), 'Ali is his Leader (mawla)."

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The `«d al-Ghad¢r is the greatest feast day of Almighty Allah. It is also the feast of the Holy Prophet’s Household. It is in fact the most celebrated feast day. All the Prophets that Almighty Allah appointed used to celebrate this day and maintain its sanctity. In the heavens, this day is called “the Day of the Promised Covenant” and in the earth “the Day of the Exacted Covenant and the Witnessed Crowd.”

It has been narrated that when Imam al-¯¡diq (`a) was asked whether Muslims have a feast day other than `«d al-Fi§r, `«d al-A¤¦¡, and Fridays, he answered, “Yes, they have. There is still the holiest feast day, which falls on the day when the Messenger of Allah (`a) appointed Am¢r al-Mu'min¢n -Imam `Al¢- (`a) (as his successor and the coming leader of the Muslim community). On that day, the Holy Prophet (¥) declared, ‘Whoever has regarded me as his master must now regard `Al¢ as his master.’ It falls on the eighteenth of Dhu’l-°ijjah.”

When he was asked about the deeds that should be done on that day, Imam al-¯¡diq (`a) instructed, “(The best acts on this day are) observance of fasting, acts of worship, mention of the Household of the Holy Prophet, and invocation of blessings upon them. The Holy Messenger of Allah (`a) instructed Imam `Al¢ Am¢r al-Mu'min¢n (`a) to betake that day as feast. Similarly, the Prophets (`a) used to instruct their successors to betake the eighteenth of Dhu’l-°ijjah as feast day.”

Ab£-Na¥r al-Bizan§¢ has narrated that Imam al-Ri¤¡ (`a) said to him, “Wherever you are, try to be present on the Ghad¢r Day at the tomb of Imam `Al¢ Am¢r al-Mu'min¢n (`a). Verily, Almighty Allah will forgive the sins of sixty years for any believer and Muslim—male and female—on that day and will release from Hellfire twice as many as the number of those whom He releases from Hellfire in the month of Rama¤¡n, at the Qadr Night and at the `«d al-Fi§r Night. A single dirham (a currency) that is given as alms on this day to the believing brethren is equal to one thousand dirhams (that are given as alms on other occasions). Try to do favors to your brethren on this day and try to please each believing man and woman. By Allah I swear, if people recognized the reality of this day, the angels should shake hands with them ten times a day.”

To sum it up, to honor this day is necessary. The devotional acts on the `«d al-Ghad¢r Day are as follows:


First: It is recommended to observe fasting on this day, for it erases the sins of sixty years. Furthermore, it has been narrated that to observe fasting on this day is equal to the observance of fasting of one’s whole lifetime and its reward is equal to the rewards of one hundred times of °ajj and `Umrah.


Second: It is recommended to do ghusl/bathe oneself on this day.


Third: It is recommended to visit the holy tomb of Imam `Al¢ Am¢r al-Mu'min¢n (`a). It is necessary to do one’s best to attend at the holy tomb of Imam `Al¢ (`a) on this day even if such a journey be difficult. Three forms of Ziy¡r¡t have been decided for this day. The first is the familiar Ziy¡rat Am¢null¡h, which can be practiced whether one is present at the holy tomb or is far away from it. also ii Special Ghadir Ziarat   (iii) Ziarat Mut'laqah


Fourth: It is recommended to say the supplication of seeking Almighty Allah’s protection against Satan (i.e. Isti`¡dhah), which is mentioned by Sayyid Ibn ±¡w£s, in his book of Iqb¡l al-A`m¡l, who has reported it from the Holy Prophet (¥).


Fifth: It is recommended to offer a two u prayer. In the first Rakat recite Sura Qadr after Sura Fatihah & in the second Rakat recite Sura Ikhlass after Sura Fatiha. After that one should prostrate oneself and thank Almighty Allah"Shukran lillah " one hundred times. Then, one should raise the head from the prostration and say the following:

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اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي سْلُكَ بِنَّ لَكَ ٱلْحَمْدَ

all¡humma inn¢ as'aluka bi'anna laka al¦amda

O Allah, I beseech You in the name of that all praise be to You,

وَحْدَكَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَكَ

wa¦daka l¡ shar¢ka laka

alone, without having any partner,

وَنَّكَ وَاحِدٌ حَدٌ صَمَدٌ

wa annaka w¡¦idun a¦adun ¥amadun

and that You are One, One and Only, and eternally Besought of all;

لَمْ تَلِدْ وَلَمْ تُولَدْ

lam talid wa lam t£lad

You beget not nor are You begotten,

وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَكَ كُفُواً حَدٌ

wa lam yakun laka kufwan a¦adun

and there is none like You;

وَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُكَ وَرَسُولُكَ

wa anna mu¦ammadan `abduka wa ras£luka

and that Mu¦ammad is Your servant and Messenger,

صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ

¥alaw¡tuka `alayhi wa ¡lih¢

Your blessings be upon him and his Household.

يَا مَنْ هُوَ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ فِي شَانٍ

man huwa kulla yawmin f¢ sha'nin

O He Who is in a state every day!

كَمَا كَانَ مِنْ شَانِكَ نْ تَفَضَّلْتَ عَلَيَّ

kam¡ k¡na min sha'nika an tafa¤¤alta `alayya

Just as You decided to confer upon me with Your favor

بِنْ جَعَلْتَنِي مِنْ هْلِ إِجَابَتِكَ

bi'an ja`altan¢ min ahli ij¡batika

when You included me with those to whom You responded,

وَهْلِ دِينِكَ

wa ahli d¢nika

the company of Your religion,

وَهْلِ دَعْوَتِكَ

wa ahli da`watika

and the company of those who pray You,

وَوَفَّقْتَنِي لِذٰلِكَ  فِي مُبْتَدَءِ خَلْقِي

wa waffaqtan¢ lidh¡lika f¢ mubtada'i khalq¢

You had led me to this in the beginning of Your creation of me

تَفَضُّلاً مِنْكَ وَكَرَماً وَجُوداً

tafa¤¤ulan minka wa karaman wa j£dan

as a sign of Your favoring, generosity, and magnanimity.

ثُمَّ رْدَفْتَ ٱلْفَضْلَ فَضْلاًَ

thumma ardafta alfa¤la fa¤lan

Then, You followed the favor with another favor,

وَٱلْجُودَ جُوداً

walj£da j£dan

the magnanimity with another magnanimity,

وَٱلْكَرَمَ كَرَماً

walkarama karaman

and the generosity with another generosity,

رَافَةً مِنْكَ وَرَحْمَةً

ra'fatan minka wa ra¦matan

on account of Your kindness and mercy,

إِلَىٰ نْ جَدَّدْتَ ذٰلِكَ  ٱلْعَهْدَ لِي تَجْدِيداً

il¡ an jaddadta dh¡lika al`ahda l¢ tajd¢dan

so You renewed all that for me over again

بَعْدَ تَجدِيدِكَ خَلْقِي

ba`da tajd¢dika khalq¢

after You renewed my creation

وَكُنْتُ نَسْياً مَنْسِيّاً

wa kuntu nasyan mansiyyan

while I was a thing quite forgotten,

نَاسِياً سَاهِياً غَافِلاًَ

n¡siyan s¡hiyan gh¡filan

oblivious, unmindful, and heedless.

فَتْمَمْتَ نِعْمَتَكَ

fa'atmamta ni`mataka

So, You completed Your grace

بِنْ ذَكَّرْتَنِي ذٰلِكَ

bi'an dhakkartan¢ dh¡lika

when You made me remember that,

وَمَنَنْتَ بِهِ عَلَيَّ

wa mananta bih¢ `alayya

bestowed this favor upon me,

وَهَدَيْتَنِي لَهُ

wa hadaytan¢ lah£

and guided me to it.

فَليَكُنْ مِنْ شَانِكَ

falyakun min sha'nika

So, (please) may one of Your decisions,

يَا إِلٰهِي وَسَيِّدِي وَمَولاَيَ

il¡h¢ wa sayyid¢ wa mawl¡ya

O my God, Master, and Sustainer,

نْ تُتِمَّ لِي ذٰلِكَ  وَلاَ تَسْلُبْنيهِ

an tutimma l¢ dh¡lika wa l¡ taslubn¢hi

be that You perfect this for me and never deprive me of it

حَتَّىٰ تَتَوَفَّانِي عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ

¦att¡ tatawaff¡n¢ `al¡ dh¡lika

until You cause me to die on this faith

وَنْتَ عَنِّي رَاضٍ

wa anta `ann¢ r¡¤in

and You are pleased with me.

فَإِنَّكَ حَقُّ ٱلْمُنعِمِينَ

fa'innaka a¦aqqu almun`im¢na

For, verily, You are the worthiest Benefactor

نْ تُتِمَّ نِعْمَتَكَ عَلَيَّ

an tutimma ni`mataka `alayya

of perfecting Your grace for me.

اَللَّهُمَّ سَمِعْنَا وَطَعْنَا

all¡humma sami`n¡ wa a§a`n¡

O Allah, we have listened, obeyed,

وَجَبْنَا دَاعِيَكَ بِمَنِّكَ

wa ajabn¡ d¡`iyaka bimannika

and answered Your call on account of Your favor to us.

فَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ

falaka al¦amdu

So, all praise be to You.

غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا

ghufr¡naka rabban¡

Your forgiveness, O our Lord, we seek

وَإِلَيْكَ ٱلْمَصِيرُ

wa ilayka alma¥¢ru

and to You is the return.

آمَنَّا بِٱللَّهِ وَحْدَهُ

¡mann¡ bill¡hi wa¦dah£

We believe in Allah, alone;

لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ

shar¢ka lah£

there is no partner with Him,

وَبِرَسُولِهِ مُحَمَّدٍ

wa biras£lih¢ mu¦ammadin

and (we believe) in His Messenger, Mu¦ammad,

صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ

¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lih¢

may Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Household,

وَصَدَّقْنَا وَجَبْنَا دَاعِيَ ٱللَّهِ

wa ¥addaqn¡ wa ajabn¡ d¡`iya all¡hi

we trust and respond to the caller of Allah,

وَٱتَّبَعْنَا الرَّسُولَ فِي مُوَالاَةِ مَوْلاَنَا

wattaba`n¡ alrras£la f¢ muw¡l¡ti mawl¡n¡

we followed the Messenger as regards the loyalty to our master,

وَمَوْلَىٰ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

wa mawl¡ almu'min¢na

and the master of the believers,

مِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

am¢ri almu'min¢na

the commander of the believers,

عَلِيِّ بْنِ بِي طَالِبٍ

`aliyyi bni ab¢ §¡libin

`Al¢, the son of Ab£-±¡lib,

عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ وَخِي رَسُولِهِ

`abdi all¡hi wa akh¢ ras£lih¢

Allah’s servant and His Messenger’s brother,

وَٱلصِّدِّيقِ ٱلكْبَرِ

wal¥¥idd¢qi al'akbari

the grandest veracious,

وَٱلْحُجَّةِ عَلَىٰ بَرِيَّتِهِ

wal¦ujjati `al¡ bariyyatih¢

the claim on His creation,

ٱلْمُؤَيِّدِ بِهِ نَبِيَّهُ

almu'ayyidi bih¢ nabiyyah£

by him, He supported His Prophet

وَدِينَهُ ٱلْحَقَّ ٱلْمُبِينَ

wa d¢nah£ al¦aqqa almub¢na

and His religion, the manifest true.

عَلَماً لِدِينِ ٱللَّهِ

`alaman lid¢ni all¡hi

(We believe in him as) the sign of Allah’s religion,

وَخَازِناً لِعِلْمِهِ

wa kh¡zinan li`ilmih¢

the keeper of His knowledge,

وَعَيْبَةَ غَيْبِ ٱللَّهِ

wa `aybata ghaybi all¡hi

the container of Allah’s unseen affairs,

وَمَوْضِعَ سِرِّ ٱللَّهِ

wa maw¤i`a sirri all¡hi

the carrier of Allah’s secrets,

وَمِينَ ٱللَّهِ عَلَىٰ خَلْقِهِ

wa am¢na all¡hi `al¡ khalqih¢

the trustee of Allah on His creatures,

وَشَاهِدَهُ فِي بَرِيَّتِهِ

wa sh¡hidah£ f¢ bariyyatih¢

and His witness on His created beings.

اَللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا سَمِعْنَا مُنَادِياً

all¡humma rabban¡ innan¡ sami`n¡ mun¡diyan

O Allah, O our Lord, surely, we have heard a preacher

يُنَادِي لِلإِيـمَانِ نْ آمِنُوٱ بِرَبِّكُمْ فَآمَنَّا

yun¡d¢ lil'¢m¡ni an ¡min£ birabbikum fa'¡mann¡

calling to the faith, saying, “Believe in your Lord.” So, we did believe.

رَبَّنَا فَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا

rabban¡ faghfir lan¡ dhun£ban¡

Our Lord! Forgive us therefore our faults,

وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَاتِنَا

wa kaffir `ann¡ sayyi'¡tin¡

cover our evil deeds,

وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ ٱلبْرَارِ

wa tawaffan¡ ma`a al'abr¡ri

and make us die with the righteous ones.

رَبَّنَا وَآتِنَا مَا وَعَدْتَنَا عَلَىٰ رُسُلِكَ

rabban¡ wa ¡tin¡ wa`adtan¡ `al¡ rusulika

Our Lord! And grant us what You have promised us by Your messengers;

وَلاَ تُخْزِنَا يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ

wa l¡ tukhzin¡ yawma alqiy¡mati

and disgrace us not on the Day of Resurrection.

إِنَّكَ لاَ تُخْلِفُ ٱلْمِيعَادَ

innaka l¡ tukhlifu alm¢`¡da

Surely, You do not fail to perform the promise.

فَإِنَّا يَا رَبَّنَا بِمَنِّكَ وَلُطْفِكَ

fa'inn¡ y¡ rabban¡ bimannika wa lu§fika

Because we, O our Lord, on account of Your grace and kindness,

جَبْنَا دَاعِيَكَ

ajabn¡ d¡`iyaka

responded to Your caller

وَٱتَّبَعْنَا ٱلرَّسُولَ وَصَدَّقْنَاهُ

wattaba`n¡ alrras£la wa ¥addaqn¡hu

followed the Messenger, believed him,

وَصَدَّقْنَا مَوْلَىٰ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

wa ¥addqn¡ mawl¡ almu'min¢na

trusted the Master of the Believers,

وَكَفَرْنَا بِٱلْجِبْتِ وَٱلطَّاغُوتِ

wa kafarn¡ biljibti wal§§¡gh£ti

and denied the idols (Jibt) and false deities (±¡gh£t).

فَوَلِّنَا مَا تَوَلَّيْنَا

fawallin¡ tawallayn¡

So, (please) join us with those whom we chose to join

وَٱحْشُرْنَا مَعَ ئِمَّتِنَا

wa¦shurn¡ ma`a a'immatin¡

and put us in the group of our Imams,

فَإِنَّا بِهِمْ مُؤْمِنُونَ مُوقِنُونَ

fa'inn¡ bihim mu'min£na m£qin£na

for we do believe in them with absolute belief,

وَلَهُمْ مُسَلِّمُونَ

wa lahum musallim£na

and to them we do submit.

آمَنَّا بِسِرِّهِمْ وَعَلاَنِيَتِهِمْ

¡mann¡ bisirrihim wa `al¡niyatihim

We believe in their secret and open affairs,

وَشَاهِدِهِمْ وَغَائِبِهِمْ

wa sh¡hidihim wa gh¡'ibihim

their present and their absent ones,

وَحَيِّهِمْ وَمَيِّتِهِمْ

wa ¦ayyihim wa mayyitihim

and their living and their dead ones.

وَرَضِينَا بِهِمْ ئِمَّةً

wa ra¤¢n¡ bihim a'immatan

We consent to them as our imams,

وَقَادَةً وَسَادَةً

wa q¡datan wa s¡datan

leaders, and chiefs.

وَحَسْبُنَا بِهِمْ

wa ¦asbun¡ bihim

And we stop at them

بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ ٱللَّهِ دُونَ خَلْقِهِ

baynan¡ wa bayna all¡hi d£na khalqih¢

in all of our affairs with Allah, excluding all other creatures of Him.

لاَ نَبْتَغِي بِهِمْ بَدَلاًَ

nabtagh¢ bihim badalan

We do not seek any substitutes of them,

وَلاَ نَتَّخِذُ مِنْ دُونِهِمْ وَلِيجَةً

wa l¡ nattakhidhu min d£nihim wal¢jatan

and we do not betake ourselves any friends other than them.

وَبَرِئْنَا إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ

wa bari'n¡ il¡ all¡hi

We, before Allah, disapprove

مِنْ كُلِّ مَنْ نَصَبَ لَهُمْ حَرْباً

min kulli man na¥aba lahum ¦arban

all those who made war with them,

مِنَ ٱلْجِنِّ وَٱلإِنْسِ

min aljinn wal'insi

from jinn and men,

مِنَ ٱلوَّلِينَ وَٱلآخِرِينَ

min al'awwal¢na wal'¡khir¢na

from the past and the coming generations.

وَكَفَرْنَا بِٱلْجِبْتِ وَٱلطَّاغُوتِ

wa kafarn¡ biljibti wal§§¡gh£ti

We deny the idols, the false deities,

وَٱلوْثَانِ ٱلرْبَعَةِ

wal-awth¡ni al'arba`ati

the four pagans,

وَشْيَاعِهِمْ وَتْبَاعِهِمْ

wa ashy¡`ihim wa atb¡`ihim

their partisans, their followers,

وَكُلِّ مَنْ وَالاَهُمْ

wa kulli man w¡l¡hum

and all those who support them

مِنَ ٱلْجِنِّ وَٱلإِنْسِ

min aljinni wal'insi

from jinn and human beings

مِنْ وَّلِ ٱلدَّهْرِ إِلَىٰ آخِرِهِ

min awwali alddahri il¡ ¡khirih¢

from the first of time to the last of it.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نُشْهِدُكَ

all¡humma inn¡ nushhiduka

O Allah, we call You to witness

نَّا نَدِينُ بِمَا دَانَ بِهِ مُحَمَّدٌ وَآلُ مُحَمَّدٍ

anna¡ nad¢nu bim¡ d¡na bih¢ mu¦ammadun wa ¡lu mu¦ammadin

that we profess all that professed by Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad,

صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمْ

¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa `alayhim

Allah’s blessings be upon him and them.

وَقَوْلُنَا مَا قَالُوٱ

wa qawlun¡ q¡lw¡

We say only that which they say

وَدِينُنَا مَا دَانُوٱ بِهِ

wa d¢nun¡ d¡n£ bih¢

and we believe in only that in which they believe.

مَا قَالُوٱ بِهِ قُلْنَا

q¡l£ bih¢ quln¡

What they say is our saying,

وَمَا دَانُوٱ بِهِ دِنَّا

wa m¡ d¡n£ bih¢ dinn¡

what they profess is what we profess,

وَمَا نْكَرُوٱ نْكَرْنَا

wa m¡ ankar£ ankarn¡

what they reject is what we reject,

وَمَنْ وَالَوْٱ وَالَيْنَا

wa man w¡law w¡layn¡

those to whom they adhere are they to whom we adhere,

وَمَنْ عَادَوْٱ عَادَيْنَا

wa man `¡daw `¡dayn¡

those whom they oppose are they whom we oppose,

وَمَنْ لَعَنُوٱ لَعَنَّا

wa man la`an£ la`ann¡

those whom they curse are they whom we curse,

وَمَنْ تَبَرَّؤُٱ مِنهُ تَبَرَّانَا مِنْهُ

wa man tabarra'£ minhu tabarra'n¡ minhu

those whom they condemn are they whom we condemn,

وَمَنْ تَرَحَّمُوٱ عَلَيْهِ تَرَحَّمْنَا عَلَيْهِ

wa man tara¦¦am£ `alayhi tara¦¦amn¡ `alayhi

and those to whom they pray for mercy are they to whom we pray for mercy.

آمَنَّا وَسَلَّمْنَا

¡mann¡ wa sallamn¡

We believe in, submit to,

وَرَضِينَا وَٱتَّبَعْنَا مَوَالِيَنَا

wa ra¤¢n¡ wattaba`n¡ maw¡liyan¡

accept, and follow our masters,

صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْهِمْ

¥alaw¡tu all¡hi `alayhim

Allah’s blessings be upon them.

اَللَّهُمَّ فَتِمِّمْ لَنَا ذٰلِكَ  وَلاَ تَسْلُبْنَاهُ

all¡humma fatammim lan¡ dh¡lika wa l¡ taslubn¡hu

O Allah, so, perfect this for us and do not deprive us of it.

وَٱجْعَلْهُ مُسْتَقِرّاً ثَابِتاً عِنْدَنَا

waj`alhu mustaqirran th¡bitan `indan¡

Make it well-established and fixed with us

وَلاَ تَجْعَلْهُ مُسْتَعَاراً

wa l¡ taj`alhu musta`¡ran

and do not make it temporal (belief).

وَحْيِنَا مَا حْيَيْتَنَا عَلَيْهِ

wa a¦yin¡ a¦yaytan¡ `alayhi

Make us live on it (no matter how long You will make us to live)

وَمِتْنَا إِذَا مَتَّنَا عَلَيْهِ

wa amitn¡ idh¡ amattan¡ `alayhi

and cause us to die on it (when You decide to terminate our lives).

آلُ مُحَمَّدٍ ئِمَّتُنَا

¡lu mu¦ammadin a'immatun¡

Mu¦ammad’s Household are our Imams;

فَبِهِمْ نَاتَمُّ

fabihim na'tammu

so, we follow them

وَإِيَّاهُمْ نُوَالِي

wa iyy¡hum nuw¡l¢

and act loyally to them.

وَعَدُوَّهُمْ عَدُوَّ ٱللَّهِ نُعَادِي

wa `aduwwahum `aduwwa all¡hi nu`¡d¢

We oppose their enemy, the enemy of Allah;

فَٱجْعَلْنَا مَعَهُمْ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ

faj`aln¡ ma`ahum f¢ aldduny¡ wal'¡khirati

so, (please) include us with them in this world and the Hereafter,

وَمِنَ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِينَ

wa min almuqarrab¢na

and make us of those drawn near (to You),

فَإِنَّا بِذٰلِكَ  رَاضُونَ

fa'inn¡ bidh¡lika r¡¤£na

for we are satisfied with that.

يَا رْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمينَ

ar¦ama alrr¡¦im¢na

O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!

One may then prostrate oneself again and repeat each of the following doxological prayers one hundred times:

All praise be to Allah.

al¦amdu lill¡hi

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ

Thanks be to Allah.

shukran lill¡hi

شُكْراً لِلَّهِ

According to a narration, to practice this act brings about the same reward of one who was present at that day and swore allegiance to the Holy Prophet (¥) as regards the divinely commissioned leadership (wil¡yah) of Imam `Al¢ (`a). Besides, it is preferable to offer this prayer at midday, which is the very time when the Holy Prophet (¥) declared the successorship and leadership of Imam `Al¢ (`a) at Ghad¢r Khumm. It is also preferable to recite S£rah al-Qadr at the first unit of the prayer and S£rah al-Taw¦¢d at the second (of course, after S£rah al-F¡ti¦ah).


Sixth: It is recommended to bathe oneself and offer a two unit prayer half an hour before midday. At each unit, one should recite S£rah al-F¡ti¦ah once, S£rah al-Taw¦¢d ten times, ªyah al-Kurs¢ ten times, and S£rah al-Qadr ten times. The reward of practicing this act is equal, in the sight of Almighty Allah, to the rewards of one hundred thousand times of °ajj and one hundred thousand times of `Umrah. Almighty Allah will also grant all the worldly and religious needs of the performer with easiness and good health.

It is however worth mentioning that Sayyid Ibn ±¡w£s, in Iqb¡l al-A`m¡l, referring to this prayer, has preceded S£rah al-Qadr to ªyah al-Kurs¢. Also, `All¡mah al-Majlis¢, in Z¡d al-Ma`¡d, mentioned that S£rah al-Qadr should be preceded to ªyah al-Kurs¢. So have I done in my other books.

It is preferable to say the prayer that begins with the following statement, after this prayer:Then this dua pdf

O Our Lord, we have heard a caller…

rabban¡ innan¡ sami`n¡ mun¡diyan...

رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا سَمِعْنَا مُنَادِياً…


Seventh: It is recommended to say Du`¡' al-Nudbah, which will be cited in this book.


Eighth: It is recommended to say the following prayer, which is reported by Sayyid Ibn ±¡w£s from Shaykh al-Muf¢d:pdf    Mp3

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي سْلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيِّكَ

all¡humma inn¢ as'aluka bi¦aqqi mu¦ammadin nabiyyika

O Allah, I beseech You in the name of Mu¦ammad, Your Prophet,

وَعَلِيٍّ وَلِيِّكَ

wa `aliyyin waliyyika

in the name of `Al¢, Your Representative (wal¢),

وَٱلشَّانِ وَٱلْقَدْرِ ٱلَّذِي خَصَصَتْهُمَا بِه دُونَ خَلقِكَ

walshsha'ni walqadri alladh¢ kha¥a¥tahum¡ bih¢ d£na khalqika

and in the name of the stature and standing that You have given exclusively to them rather than Your other creatures,

نْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلِيٍّ

an tu¥alliya `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa `aliyyin

to send blessings to Mu¦ammad and `Al¢

وَنْ تَبْدَ بِهِمَا فِي كُلِّ خَيْرٍ عَاجِلٍ

wa an tabda'a bihim¡ f¢ kulli khayrin `¡jilin

and begin with both of them in any immediate item of goodness.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad;

ٱلئِمَّةِ ٱلْقَادَةِ

al'a'immati alq¡dati

the Imams, the leaders,

وَٱلدُّعَاةِ ٱلسَّادَةِ

walddu`ati alss¡dati

the promulgators (to You), the masters,

وَٱلنُّجُومِ ٱلزَّاهِرَةِ

walnnuj£mi alzz¡hirati

the shining stars,

وَٱلعْلاَمِ ٱلْبَاهِرَةِ

wal'a`l¡mi alb¡hirati

the splendid signs,

وَسَاسَةِ ٱلْعِبَادِ

wa s¡sati al`ib¡di

the governors of the servants (of You),

وَرْكَانِ ٱلْبِلاَدِ

wa ark¡ni albil¡di

the pillars of the countries,

وَٱلنَّاقَةِ ٱلْمُرْسَلَةِ

walnn¡qati almursalati

the (like of the) she-camel that was sent by You,

وَٱلسَّفِينَةِ ٱلنَّاجيَةِ

walssaf¢nati alnn¡jiyati

and the ark that saves (from sinking in straying off from the right path)

ٱلْجَارِيَةِ فِي ٱلْلُّجَجِ ٱلْغَامِرَةِ

alj¡riyati f¢ allujaji algh¡mirati

and runs peacefully in the depths of oceans.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad;

خُزَّانِ عِلْمِكَ

khuzz¡ni `ilmika

the keepers of Your knowledge,

وَرْكَانِ تَوْحِيدِكَ

wa ark¡ni taw¦¢dika

the pillars of the professing of Your Oneness,

وَدَعَائِمِ دِينِكَ

wa da`¡'imi d¢nika

the supports of Your religion,

وَمَعَادِنِ كَرَامَتِكَ

wa ma`¡dini kar¡matika

the cores of Your honoring,

وَصِفْوَتِكَ مِنْ بَرِيَّتِكَ

wa ¥afwatika min bariyyatika

the choicest among Your creatures,

وَخِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ

wa khiyaratika min khalqika

the best of Your beings,

التْقِيَاءِ ٱلنْقِيَاءِ

al'atqiy¡'i al'anqiy¡'i

the pious, the pure,

ٱلنُّجَبَاءِ ٱلبْرَارِ

alnnujab¡'i al'abr¡ri

the outstanding, the virtuous,

وَٱلْبَابِ ٱلْمُبْتَلَىٰ بِهِ ٱلنَّاسُ

walb¡bi almubtal¡ bih¢ alnn¡su

and the door that is decided as trial for people—

مَنْ تَاهُ نَجَىٰ

man at¡hu naj¡

he who comes through it shall be saved

وَمَنْ بَاهُ هَوَىٰ

wa man ab¡hu haw¡

but he who rejects it shall fail indeed.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad;

هْلِ ٱلذِّكْرِ ٱلَّذِينَ مَرْتَ بِمَسْلَتِهِمْ

ahli aldhdhikri alladh¢na amarta bimas'alatihim

the People of the Reminder whom You have ordered us to ask (when we do not know),

وَذَوِي ٱلْقُرْبَىٰ ٱلَّذينَ مَرْتَ بِمَوَدَّتِهِمْ

wa dhaw¢ alqurb¡ alladh¢na amarta bimawaddatihim

the near relatives (of the Holy Prophet) whom You have ordered us to love,

وَفَرَضْتَ حَقَّهُمْ

wa fara¤ta ¦aqqahum

whose rights You have made incumbent (upon us),

وَجَعَلْتَ ٱلْجَنَّةَ مَعَادَ مَنِ ٱقْتَصَّ آثَارَهُمْ

wa ja`alta aljannata ma`¡da man iqta¥¥a ¡th¡rahum

and whom You have decided Paradise as the reward of whoever follows their patterns.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad

كَمَا مَرُوٱ بِطَاعَتِكَ

kam¡ amar£ bi§¡`atika

as they instructed (us) to obey You,

وَنَهَوْٱ عَنْ مَعْصِيَتِكَ

wa nahaw `an ma`¥iyatika

warned (us) against disobeying You,

وَدَلُّوٱ عِبَادَكَ عَلَىٰ وَحْدَانِيَّتِكَ

wa dall£ `ib¡daka `al¡ wa¦d¡niyyatika

and led Your servants to Your Oneness.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي سْلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ

all¡humma inn¢ as'aluka bi¦aqqi mu¦ammadin

O Allah, I beseech You in the name of Mu¦ammad;

نَبِيِّكَ وَنَجِيبِكَ

nabiyyika wa naj¢bika

Your Prophet, Your superior servant,

وَصَفْوَتِكَ وَمِينِكَ

wa ¥afwatika wa am¢nika

Your choice, Your trusted one,

وَرَسُولِكَ إِلَىٰ خَلْقِكَ

wa ras£lika il¡ khalqika

Your messenger to Your creatures;

وَبِحَقِّ مِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ

wa bi¦aqqi am¢ri almu'min¢na

and (I beseech You) in the name of the Commander of the Believers (Am¢r al-Mu'min¢n),

وَيَعْسُوبِ ٱلدِّينِ

wa ya`s£bi aldd¢ni

the chief of the religion,

وَقَائِدِ ٱلْغُرِّ ٱلْمُحَجَّلِينَ

wa q¡'idi alghurri almu¦ajjal¢na

the leader of the white-faced and marked on the foreheads,

ٱلْوَصِيِّ ٱلْوَفِيِّ

alwa¥iyyi alwafiyyi

the faithful, the loyal,

وَٱلصِّدِّيقِ ٱلكْبَرِ

wal¥¥idd¢qi al'akbari

the greatest veracious,

وَٱلْفَارُوقِ بَيْنَ ٱلْحَقِّ وَٱلْبَاطِلِ

walf¡r£qi bayna al¦aqqi walb¡§ili

the distinguisher between the right and the wrong,

وَٱلشَّاهِدِ لَكَ

walshsh¡hidi laka

the witness for You,

وَٱلدَّالِّ عَلَيْكَ

waldd¡lli `alayka

the guide to You,

وَٱلصَّادِعِ بِمْرِكَ

wal¥¥¡di`i bi'amrika

the expounder of what You have commanded,

وَٱلْمُجَاهِدِ فِي سَبِيلِكَ

walmuj¡hidi f¢ sab¢lika

the striver in Your way,

لَمْ تَاخُذْهُ فِيكَ لَوْمَةُ لاَئِمٍ

lam ta'khudhhu f¢ka lawmatu l¡'imin

and who never listened to any word of blame for Your sake;

نْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

an tu¥alliya `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

(I beseech You) to send blessings to Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad,

وَنْ تَجْعَلَنِي فِي هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ

wa an taj`alan¢ f¢ h¡dh¡ alyawmi

to include me on this day

ٱلَّذِي عَقَدْتَ فِيهِ لِوَلِيِّكَ ٱلْعَهْدَ فِي عْنَاقِ خَلْقِكَ

alladh¢ `aqadta f¢hi liwaliyyika al`ahda f¢ a`n¡qi khalqika

on which You established the pledge to Your Representative in the necks of Your servants

وَكْمَلْتَ لَهُمُ ٱلدِّينَ

wa akmalta lahum aldd¢na

and You thus perfected the religion for them,

مِنَ ٱلْعَارِفِينَ بِحُرْمَتِهِ

min al`¡rif¢na bi¦urmatih¢

(to include me) with those who recognize the actual sanctity of him

وَٱلْمُقِرِّينَ بِفَضْلِهِ

walmuqirr¢na bifa¤lih¢

and those who acknowledge his precedence,

مِنْ عُتَقَائِكَ وَطُلَقَائِكَ مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ

min `utaq¡'ika wa §ulaq¡'ika min alnn¡ri

and to include me with those whom You decide to release from Hellfire.

وَلاَ تُشْمِتْ بِي حَاسِدِي ٱلنِّعَمِ

wa l¡ tushmit b¢ ¦¡sid¢ alnni`ami

(Please) do not let those who envy the bounties (that You confer upon certain persons) rejoice at my misfortunes.

اَللَّهُمَّ فَكَمَا جَعَلْتَهُ عِيدَكَ ٱلكْبَرَ

all¡humma fakam¡ ja`altah£ `¢daka al'akbara

O Allah, as You have made this day Your greatest feast day,

وَسَمَّيْتَهُ فِي ٱلسَّمَاءِ يَوْمَ ٱلْعَهْدِ ٱلْمَعْهُودِ

wa sammaytah£ f¢ alssam¡'i yawma al`ahdi alma`h£di

You have named it “the Day of the Promised Covenant” in the heavens,

وَفِي ٱلرْضِ يَوْمَ ٱلْمِيثَاقِ ٱلْمَاخُوذِ وَٱلْجَمْعِ ٱلْمَسْؤُولِ

wa f¢ al'ar¤i yawma alm¢th¡qi alma'kh£dhi waljam`i almas'£li

and You have named it “the Day of the Exacted Covenant and the Witnessed Crowd” in the earth,

صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

(please do) send blessings to Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad,

وَقْرِرْ بِهِ عُيُونَنَا

wa aqrir bih¢ `uy£nan¡

give us delight of our eyes through him,

وَٱجْمَعْ بِهِ شَمْلَنَا

wajma` bih¢ shamlan¡

reunify us through him,

وَلاَ تُضِلَّنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا

wa l¡ tu¤illan¡ ba`da idh hadaytan¡

do not mislead us after You have guided us to the right path,

وَٱجْعَلْنَا لنْعُمِكَ مِنَ ٱلشَّاكِرِينَ

waj`aln¡ li'an`umika min alshsh¡kir¢na

and make us of those who thank Your bounties.

يَا رْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ

ar¦ama alrr¡¦im¢na

O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي عَرَّفَنَا فَضْلَ هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ

al¦amdu lill¡hi alladh¢ `arrafan¡ fa¤la h¡dh¡ alyawmi

All praise be to Allah Who has made us recognize the merit of this day,

وَبَصَّرَنَا حُرْمَتَهُ

wa ba¥¥aran¡ ¦urmatah£

attracted our attentions to its sanctity,

وَكَرَّمَنَا بِهِ

wa karraman¡ bih¢

honored us on it,

وَشَرَّفَنَا بِمَعْرِفَتِهِ

wa sharrafan¡ bima`rifatih¢

ennobled us through our recognition of it,

وَهَدَانَا بِنُورِهِ

wa had¡n¡ bin£rih¢

and guided us through its light.

يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ

ras£la all¡hi

O Messenger of Allah!

يَا مِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنينَ

am¢ra almu'min¢na

O Commander of the Believers!

عَلَيْكُمَا وَعَلَىٰ عِتْرَتِكُمَا

`alaykum¡ wa `al¡ `itratikum¡

Upon you, your household,

وَعَلَىٰ مُحِبِّيكُمَا مِنِّي فْضَلُ ٱلسَّلاَمِ

wa `al¡ mu¦ibb¢kum¡ minn¢ af¤alu alssal¡mi

and your followers be the most excellent peace

مَا بَقِيَ ٱللَّيْلُ وَٱلنَّهَارُ

baqiya allaylu walnnah¡ru

so long as night and day endure.

وَبِكُمَا تَوَجَّهُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ رَبِّي وَرَبِّكُمَا

wa bikum¡ atawajjah£ il¡ all¡hi rabb¢ wa rabbikum¡

Through you both do I direct toward Allah, my Lord and Your Lord,

فِي نَجَاحِ طَلِبَتِي

f¢ naj¡¦i §alibt¢

(and I beseech Him) to respond to my requests,

وَقَضَاءِ حَوَائِجِي

wa qa¤¡'i ¦aw¡'ij¢

settle my needs,

وَتَيْسِيرِ امُورِي

wa tays¢ri um£r¢

and make easy all my affairs.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي سْلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

all¡humma inn¢ as'aluka bi¦aqqi mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

O Allah, I beseech You in the name of Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad

نْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

an tu¥alliya `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

to bless Mu¦ammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad

وَنْ تَلْعَنَ مَنْ جَحَدَ حَقَّ هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ

wa an tal`ana man ja¦ada ¦aqqa h¡dh¡ alyawmi

and curse whoever denies the holiness of this day

وَنْكَرَ حُرْمَتَهُ

wa ankara ¦urmatah£

and denies its sanctity;

فَصَدَّ عَنْ سَبِيلِكَ لإِطْفَاءِ نُورِكَ

fa¥adda `an sab¢lika li'i§f¡'i n£rika

thus, he hindered from Your way intending to extinguish Your light,

فَبَىٰ ٱللَّهُ إِلاَّ نْ يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ

fa'ab¡ all¡hu ill¡ an yutimma n£rah£

but Allah will not consent save to perfect His light.

اَللَّهُمَّ فَرِّجْ عَنْ هْلِ بَيْتِ مُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيِّكَ

all¡humma farrij `an ahli bayti mu¦ammadin nabiyyika

O Allah, (please do) relieve misfortunes from the Household of Mu¦ammad, Your Prophet

وَٱكْشِفْ عَنْهُمْ وَبِهِمْ عَنِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ٱلْكُرُبَاتِ

wakshif `anhum wa bihim `an almu'min¢na alkurub¡ti

and relieve the anguishes of them and of the believers through them.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱمْلأِ ٱلرْضَ بِهِمْ عَدْلاًَ

all¡humma imla' al'ar¤a bihim `adlan

O Allah, (please do) fill the earth with justice through them

كَمَا مُلِئَتْ ظُلْماً وَجُوْراً

kam¡ muli'at ¨ulman wa jawran

just as it has been full with injustice and unfairness,

وَ نْجِز لَهُمْ مَا وَعَدْتَهُمْ

wa anjiz lahum m¡ wa`adtahum

and (please do) fulfill Your promise to them,

إِنَّكَ لاَ تُخْلِفُ ٱلْمِيعَادَ

innaka l¡ tukhlifu alm¢`¡da

for You surely do not break Your promises.

It is also recommended to say the short prayer that are recorded by Sayyid Ibn ±¡w£s in Iqb¡l al-A`m¡l.


Ninth: It is recommended to congratulate the brethren-in-faith on this day by saying,

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي جَعَلَنَا مِنَ ٱلْمُتَمَسِّكِينَ

al¦amdu lill¡hi alladh¢ ja`alan¡ min almutamassik¢na

Praise be to Allah Who has blessed us to be among those who cling and hold

بِوِلاَيَةِ مِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلئِمَّةِ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ

biwil¡yati am¢ri almu'min¢na wal'a'immati `alayhim alssal¡mu

to the divinely commissioned leadership and authority of Am¢r al- Mu'min¢n and all the Imams, peace be upon them all.

It is also recommended to say the following:

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي كْرَمَنَا بِهٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ

al¦amdu lill¡hi alladh¢ akraman¡ bih¡dh¡ alyawmi

All praise be to Allah Who has honored us with this day

وَجَعَلَنَا مِنَ ٱلْمُوفِينَ بِعَهْدِهِ إِلَيْنَا

wa ja`alan¡ min alm£f¢na bi`ahdih¢ ilayn¡

and included us with those who have fulfilled their promise to Him

وَميثَاقِهِ ٱلَّذِي وَاثَقَنَا بِهِ

wa m¢th¡qih¢ alladh¢ w¡thaqan¡ bih¢

and their covenant made with Him;

مِنْ وِلاَيَةِ وُلاَةِ مْرِهِ

min wil¡yati wul¡ti amrih¢

that is the loyalty to His representatives

وَٱلْقَوَّامِ بِقِسْطِهِ

walquww¡mi biqis§ih¢

and the establishers of His justice.

وَلَمْ يَجْعَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلْجَاحِدينَ

wa lam yaj`aln¡ min alj¡¦id¢na

He has not made us of the deniers

وَٱلْمُكَذِّبينَ بِيَوْمِ ٱلدِّينَ

walmukadhdhib¢na biyawmi aldd¢ni

and rejecters of the Judgment Day.


Tenth: It is recommended to repeat this doxology one hundred times:

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي جَعَلَ كَمَالَ دِينِهِ

al¦amdu lill¡hi alladh¢ ja`ala kam¡la d¢nih¢

All praise be to Allah Who has made the perfection of His religion

وَتَمَامَ نِعْمَتِهِ

wa tam¡ma ni`matih¢

and the completion of His grace

بِوِلاَيَةِ مِيرِ ٱلْمُؤمِنِينَ

biwil¡yati am¢ri almu'min¢na

in the leadership of the Commander of the Believers,

عَلِيِّ بْنِ بِي طَالِبٍ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ

`aliyyi bni ab¢ §¡libin `alayhi alssal¡mu

`Al¢ the son of Ab£-±¡lib, peace be upon him.

It is worth mentioning that a great reward has been narrated to be the share of one who, on this day, puts on the best dress, adorns himself, imparts a sweet smell, shows delight and happiness, gives pleasure to the adherents of Imam `Al¢ Am¢r al-Mu'min¢n (`a), pardons them, settles their needs, visits the relatives, confers upon the family members with gifts and whatever they need, offers food to the believers and the observers of fasting, shakes hands with, visits, smiles in the faces of, and presents gifts to the believers, thanks Almighty Allah for the grand bliss of recognizing the Divinely commissioned leadership of Imam `Al¢ (`a), invokes blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household, and practices acts of worship and obedience to Almighty Allah. One dirham that is given as alms on this day to a believer is equal to one thousand dirhams that are given on other days. Finally, to offer food to a believer on this day is equal, in reward, to offering food to all the prophets and the veracious people.

Addressing a sermon on the `«d al-Ghad¢r Day, Imam `Al¢ (`a) said, “The reward of offering food to an observant of fasting on this day is equal to the reward of offering food to two hundred thousand prophets, veracious people, and martyrs multiplied by ten. As for one who provides for a number of believing men and women, I guarantee that Almighty Allah will secure him against atheism, poverty ...etc.”

To sum it up, the merit of the `«d al-Ghad¢r Day is too great to be cited. On this day, the deeds of the Sh¢`ah are admitted and their grievances are relieved. On this day, Prophet Moses (`a) overcame the sorcerers, the fire in which Prophet Abraham (`a) was thrown was made by Almighty Allah comfort and peace, Prophet Moses (`a) appointed Yushua ibn N£n as his successor, Prophet Solomon (`a) declared openly before his people that ª¥if ibn Barkhiy¡ would be his successor, and the Holy Prophet Mu¦ammad (`a) united as brothers his companions; therefore, the believers are advised to form brotherhood with each other on this day. This fraternization, as is quoted by Shaykh al-N£r¢ in Mustadrak al-Was¡'il from the book of Z¡d al-Firdaws, can be practiced by putting the right hand on the brother-in-faith’s right had and saying the following:

آخَيْتُكَ فِي ٱللَّهِ

¡khaytuka fill¡hi

I declare my brotherhood with you for the sake of Allah,

وَصَافَيْتُكَ فِي ٱللَّهِ

wa ¥¡faytuka fill¡hi

I establish friendly terms with you for the sake of Allah,

وَصَافَحْتُكَ فِي ٱللَّهِ

wa ¥¡fa¦tuka fill¡hi

I shake hands with you for the sake of Allah,

وَعَاهَدْتُ ٱللَّهَ وَمَلاَئِكَتَهُ

wa `¡hadtu all¡ha wa mal¡'ikatah£

I promise Allah, His angels,

وَكُتُبَهُ وَرُسُلَهُ

wa kutubah£ wa rusulah£

His Books, His Messengers,

وَنْبِيَاءَهُ وَٱلئِمَّةَ ٱلْمَعْصُومِينَ

wa anbiy¡'ah£ wala'immata alma`¥£m¢na

His Prophets, and the Infallible Imams,

عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ

`alayhim alssal¡mu

peace be upon them,

عَلَىٰ نِّي إِنْ كُنْتُ مِنْ هْلِ ٱلْجَنَّةِ وَٱلشَّفَاعَةِ

`al¡ ann¢ in kuntu min ahli aljannati walshshaf¡`ati

that if I will be an inhabitant of Paradise, allowed to intercede for others,

وَاذِنَ لِي بِنْ دْخُلَ ٱلْجَنَّةَ

wa udhina l¢ bi'an adkhula aljannata

and if I will be allowed Paradise,

لاَ دْخُلُهَا إِلاَّ وَنْتَ مَعِي

adkhuluh¡ ill¡ wa anta ma`¢

I will not enter it unless you accompany me therein.

The other party should then agree by saying,

I agree.



Then, the first party says,

I thus release you from all the duties of fraternity

asqa§tu `anka jam¢`a ¦uq£qi al'ukhuwwati

سْقَطْتُ عَنْكَ جَمِيعَ حُقُوقِ ٱلاخُوَّةِ

except intercession, supplication, and visiting the tombs of the Infallibles.

khal¡ alshshaf¡`ata walddu`¡'a walzziy¡rata

مَا خَلاَ ٱلشَّفَاعَةَ وَٱلدُّعَاءَ وَٱلزِّيَارَةَ

Similar to this form, al-Mu¦addith al-Fay¤, in his book of Khul¡¥at al-Adhk¡r, has mentioned a form of fraternization adding that the other party, or his representative, may accept the fraternization by uttering any statement entailing agreement. Then, each party releases the other from the duties of fraternity except supplication and visiting the tombs of the Infallibles.