10 Munajat of Imam Taqi Al Jawad(as)

Guidance to the Best - Istekhara


بِسْمِ ٱللَّـهِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّ خِيَرَتَكَ فِيمَا ٱسْتَخَرْتُكَ فِيهِ
allahumma inna khiyarataka fima istakhartuka fihi
O Allah, my prayer for guidance from You with regard to the matter about which I have asked You to guide me
تُنِيلُ ٱلرَّغَائِبَ وَتُجْزِلُ ٱلْمَوَاهِبَ
tunilu alrragha'iba wa tujzilu almawahiba
does make all desires accessible, grant abundant gifts,
وَتُغْنِمُ ٱلْمَطَالِبَ وَتُطَيِّبُ ‏َٱلْمَكَاسِبَ
wa tughnimu almataliba wa tutayyibu almakasiba
accept the requests, make easy the gains,
وَتَهْدِي إِلَىٰ اجْمَلِ ٱلْمَذَاهِبِ
wa tahdi ila ajmali almadhahibi
guide to the most excellent way,
وَتَسُوقُ إِلَىٰ احْمَدِ ٱلْعَوَاقِبِ
wa tasuqu ila ahmadi al`awaqibi
drive to the most praiseworthy consequences,
وَتَقِي مَخُوفَ ٱلنَّوَائِبِ
wa taqi makhufa alnnawa'ibi
and guard from the dreadful calamities.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اسْتَخِيرُكَ فِيمَا عَزَمَ رَايِي عَلَيْهِ
allahumma inni astakhiruka fima `azama ra'yi `alayhi
O Allah, I pray You for guiding me to the best choice with regard to what I am determined to do
وَقَادَنِي عَقْلِي إِلَيْهِ
wa qadani `aqli ilayhi
to which my reason has directed me.
وَسَهِّلِ ٱللَّهُمَّ فِيهِ مَا تَوَعَّرَ
wa sahhil allahumma fihi ma tawa``ara
O Allah, (please) smooth its progress to me,
وَيَسِّرْ مِنْهُ مَا تَعَسَّرَ
wa yassir minhu ma ta`assara
make easy its difficulty,
وَٱكْفِنِي فِيهِ ٱلْمُهِمَّ
wakfini fihi almuhimma
save me from what concerns me,
وَٱدْفَعْ بِهِ عَنِّي كُلَّ مُلِمٍّ
wadfa` bihi `anni kulla mulimmin
repel from me what is terrible,
وَٱجْعَلْ يَا رَبِّ عَوَاقِبَهُ غُنْماً
waj`al ya rabbi `awaqibahu ghunman
and, O Lord, change its bad consequences into good end results,
وَمَخُوفَهُ سِلْماً
wa makhufahu silman
its dreadful parts into safety,
وَبُعْدَهُ قُرْباً
wa bu`dahu qurban
its unlikely gains into possible,
وَجَدْبَهُ خِصْباً
wa jadbahu khisban
and its barrenness into fertility.
وَارْسِلِ ٱللَّهُمَّ إِجَابَتِي
wa arsil allahumma ijabati
O Allah, release Your response to me,
وَانْجِحْ طَلِبَتِي
wa anjih talibati
make successful my appeal,
وَٱقْضِ حَاجَتِي
waqdi hajati
grant me my need,
وَٱقْطَعْ عَنِّي عَوَائِقَهَا
waqta` `anni `awa'iqaha
cut off whatever hinders it,
وَٱمْنَعْ عَنِّي بَوَائِقَهَا
wamna` `anni bawa'iqaha
and stop its misfortunes.
وَاعْطِنِي ٱللَّهُمَّ لِوَاءَ ٱلظَّفَرِ
wa a`tini allahumma liwa'a alzzafari
O Allah, give me the pennon of triumph,
وَٱلْخِيَرَةَ فِيمَا ٱسْتَخَرْتُكَ
walkhiyarata fima istakhartuka
the true guidance to the best of what I have asked You for,
وَوُفُورَ ٱلْمَغْنَمِ فِيمَا دَعَوْتُكَ
wa wufura almaghnami fima da`awtuka
the abundant gain of what I have prayed You for,
وَعَوَائِدَ ٱلإِفْضَالِ فِيمَا رَجَوْتُكَ
wa `awa'ida al-ifdali fima rajawtuka
and the bestowals of favors in what I have hoped You for.
وَٱقْرِنْهُ ٱللَّهُمَّ بِٱلنَّجَاحِ
waqrinhu allahumma bilnnajahi
O Allah, attach all that to success,
وَخُصَّهُ بِٱلصَّلاَحِ
wa khussahu bilssalahi
adorn it exclusively with righteousness,
وَارِنِي اسْبَابَ ٱلْخِيَرَةِ فِيهِ وَاضِحَةً
wa arini asbaba alkhiyarati fihi wadihatan
make clear before my eyes the reasons for guiding me to this choice
وَاعْلاَمَ غُنْمِهَا لاَئِحَةً
wa a`lama ghunmiha la'ihatan
and the factors of winning it,
وَٱشْدُدْ خِنَاقَ تَعْسِيرِهَا
washdud khinaqa ta`siriha
tighten the grip around the throat of its difficulties,
وَٱنْعَشْ صَرِيعَ تَيْسِيرِهَا
wan`ash sari`a taysiriha
and refresh its dying easiness.
وَبَيِّنِ ٱللَّهُمَّ مُلْتَبَسَهَا
wa bayyin allahumma multabasaha
O Allah, acquaint me with its confusable matters,
وَاطْلِقْ مُحْتَبَسَهَا
wa atliq muhtabasaha
release its detained affairs,
وَمَكِّنْ اسَّهَا
wa makkin ussaha
and make firm its foundations
حَتَّىٰ تَكُونَ خِيَرَةً مُقْبِلَةً بِٱلْغُنْمِ
hatta takuna khiyaratan muqbilatan bilghunmi
so that it will come carrying gains,
مُزِيلَةً لِلْغُرْمِ
muzilatan lilghurmi
removing debts,
عَاجِلَةً لِلنَّفْعِ
`ajilatan lilnnaf`i
bringing about swift benefits,
بَاقِيَةَ ٱلصُّنْعِ
baqiyata alssun`i
and perpetuating its effect.
إِنَّكَ مَلِي‏ءٌ بِٱلْمَزِيدِ
innaka mali'un bilmazidi
Verily, You always have more to give
مُبْتَدِئٌ بِٱلْجُودِ
mubtadi'un biljudi
and take the initiative to magnanimous conferrals.

Imam Taqi Dua List


Guidance to the Best - Istejhara

True Repentance - Tauba

Help in Travel - Safar

Sustenance - Rizq

Seeking Protection - Isteazah

Accepting Repentance

Prayer for Hajj

Removing Persecution - Kash Zulm

Thanksgiving

Granting the Requests - Talab Hawij