The following prayers and recommended devotional acts have been quoted from Shaykh al-Tusi’s famous book of Misbah al-Mutahajjid and other reference books.
After you say the Taslim statement—the closing part of the ritual prayers—and accomplish your prayer,
repeat the Takbir statement (i.e. allahu akbar; Allah is the Greatest) three times while raising your hands to the level of your ears and then say:
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
la ilaha illa allahu
There is no god save Allah;
One and Only God;
وَنَحْنُ لَهُ مُسْلِمُونَ
wa nahnu lahu muslimuna
and we are submissive to Him.
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
la ilaha illa allahu
There is no god save Allah
وَلاَ نَعْبُدُ إِلاَّ إِيَّاهُ
wa la na`budu illa iyyahu
and we worship none save Him,
مُخْلِصينَ لَهُ ٱلدِّينَ
mukhlisina lahu alddina
making our devotion sincere as in His sight,
وَلَوْ كَرَهَ ٱلْمُشْرِكُونَ
wa law kariha almushrikuna
even though the polytheists may detest it.
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
la ilaha illa allahu
There is no god save Allah;
رَبُّنَا وَرَبُّ آبَائِنَا ٱلأَوَّلِينَ
rabbuna wa rabbu aba'ina al-awwalina
(He is) Our Lord and the Lord of our fathers of old.
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ
la ilaha illa allahu
There is no god save Allah;
وَحْدَهُ وَحْدَهُ وَحْدَهُ
wahdahu wahdahu wahdahu
Alone, alone, alone.
He has truly fulfilled His promise,
wa nasara `abdahu
granted His servant victory,
wa a`azza jundahu
made powerful His soldiers,
وَهَزَمَ ٱلأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَهُ
wa hazama al-ahzaba wahdahu
and defeated the parties alone.
فَلَهُ ٱلْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ ٱلْحَمْدُ
falahu almulku wa lahu alhamdu
So, sovereignty be His and praise be His.
yuhyi wa yumitu
He grants life and causes (others) to die,
wa yumitu wa yuhyi
and (then) causes to die and raises from the dead;
وَهُوَ حَيٌّ لاَ يَمُوتُ
wa huwa hayyun la yamutu
while He is eternally ever-living and He never dies.
All goodness is at His Hand,
وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْء قَديرٌ
wa huwa `ala kulli shay'in qadirun
and He has power over all things.
allahumma ij`al li fi qalbi nuran wa basaran
O Allah, (please) fill my heart with illumination, discernment,
wa fahman wa `ilman
(faculty of) understanding, and knowledge.
إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَديرٌ
innaka `ala kulli shay'in qadirun
Verily, You have power over all things.
Al-Kaf`ami, in his book of al-Misbah, cites that it is advisable to repeat the following supplicatory prayer three times after obligatory prayers:
أُعِيذُ نَفْسي وَدِينِي
u`idhu nafsi wa dini
I seek for myself, my religion,
وَ أَهْلِي وَمَالِي
wa ahli wa mali
my family members, my possessions,
وَوَلَدِي وَإِخْوَانِي فِي دِينِي
wa waladi wa ikhwani fi dini
my descendants, my brethren-in-faith,
وَمَا رَزَقَنِي رَبِّي وَخَوَاتِيمَ عَمَلِي
wa ma razaqani rabbi wa khawatima `amali
all sustenance that my Lord has provided to me as sustenance, the results of my deeds,
وَمَنْ يَعْنِينِي أَمْرُهُ
wa man ya`nini amruhu
and whomever I may concern about,
(I seek for all these) the protection of Allah, the Single,
the One, and the eternally Besought of all
ٱلَّذِي لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
alladhi lam yalid wa lam yulad
Who begets not, nor is He begotten;
وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً أَحَدٌ
wa lam yakun lahu kufwan ahadun
and the like of Whom there is none.
wa birabbi alfalaqi
And [I seek the protection of] the Lord of the dawn
مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ
min sharri ma khalaqa
from the evil of what He has created,
وَمِنْ شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ
wa min sharri ghasiqin idha waqaba
the evil of the utterly dark night when it comes,
وَمِنْ شَرِّ ٱلنَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي ٱلْعُقَدِ
wa min sharri alnnaffathati fi al`uqadi
the evil of those who blow on knots,
وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ
wa min sharri hasidin idha hasada
and the evil of the envious when he envies.
wa birabbi alnnasi
And [I seek the protection of] the Lord of men,
the King of men,
the God of men,
مِنْ شَرِّ ٱلْوَسْوَاسِ ٱلْخَنَّاسِ
min sharri alwaswasi alkhannasi
from the evil of the whisperings of the slinking (Satan),
ٱلَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ ٱلنَّاسِ
alladhi yuwaswisu fi suduri alnnasi
who whispers into the hearts of men
مِنَ ٱلْجِنَّةِ وَٱلنَّاسِ
mina aljinnati walnnasi
from among the jinn and the men.
It is narrated in an inscription handwritten by Shaykh al-Shahid that the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) said: Whoever desires that Almighty Allah will not show him his evildoings (that he did in this world) on the Resurrection Day and will not open the record of his evildoings, should say the following supplicatory prayer after each obligatory prayer:
Prostration of thanksgiving after every mandatory prayer was the practice ( Sunnat e Muwakkida) of the Prophet ( a.s.).Imam Jafar e Sadiq (a.s.) has hinted at it’s being mandatory and said that when a person makes a prostration of thanksgiving, Allah addresses the angels and tells them that a sincere creature is doing the Sajda e Shukr. He asks the angels to suggest what Reward must be given to the person. The angels would suggest that Allah keep His Blessings with the person for his act. Allah will again ask them what else should be the Reward for the person? The angels say,’ O Sustainer! Give him a place in the Heaven!’ Allah will again ask the angels,’ What else?’ The angels reply, ‘ O Allah! Give a place in the Heaven for the person’s parents and children, as well!’ Allah will again ask the angels to suggest some more Reward for the person. The angels would reply,’ We have made suggestions to the best of our knowledge! We have nothing else to suggest! You know everything!’ Then Allah would say,’ The person has thanked Me in all sincerity and humility, therefore, in return, I too shall thank him!
It is highly recommended to do the Thanksgiving Prostration after the accomplishment of obligatory prayers. Too many are the supplications and litanies that may be said during the Thanksgiving Prostration. In this connection, Imam `Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (`a) is reported to have said that one may repeat one hundred times one of the following words during the Thanksgiving Prostrations:
Imam al-Rida (peace be upon him) is also reported to have said: The least to be said while prostrating is to repeat the following three times:
Thanks to Allah.
Also he should say a 100 times 'Afwan' or 'Shukran'.
Either in prostration he should first say a hundred times Afwan or 'Al-afu Al-afu.'
Then he should keep the right cheek at the place of prostration and s make any supplication as, for example, Ya Allaho, Ya Rabbaho, Ya Syedaho.
Similarly he should keep his left cheek at the place of prostration and say the same words. In the end he should place his forehead at the same spot and repeat Shukran Shukran ya Shukran Allah a hundred times.
ma sha'a allahu kana wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al`aliyyi al`azimi (10) Only that which Allah wills shall come to pass and there is neither might nor power save with Allah, the All-high and All-great.
You may then say the following:
[This supplication, which is reported from Imam `Ali Amir al-Mu'minin (peace be upon him) at the Night of Hijrah, is said each morning and evening.]
hajaztu al-a`adiya `anni bibadi`i alssamawati wal-ardi
I am restraining the enemies against me through the Originator of the heavens and the earth;
وَجَعَلْنَا مِنْ بَيْنِ أَيْديهِمِ سَدّاً
inna ja`alna min bayni aydihim saddan
“And We have set a bar before them
وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِمْ سَدّاً
wa min khalfihim saddan
and a bar behind them,
فَأَغْشَيْنَاهُمْ فَهُمْ لاَ يُبْصِرُونَ
fa-aghshaynahum fahum la yubsiruna
and (thus) have covered them so that they see not.”
In Tahdhib al-Ahkam (by Shaykh al-Tusi), it is reported that whoever repeats the following ten times after the Dawn Prayers, Almighty Allah will save him from blindness, insanity, leprosy, poverty, and (house) demolition or dotage:
سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ
subhana allahi al`azimi wa bihamdihi
All glory be to Allah, the All-great and in praise of Him;
wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al`aliyyi al`azimi
and there is neither might nor power save with Allah, the All-high and All-great.
Shaykh al-Kulayni reports Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) as saying: Whoever repeats the following seven times after the Dawn and Sunset Prayers, Almighty Allah will save him from seventy kinds of misfortune the least of which are , leprosy, and insanity; and his name will be erased from the list of the condemned ones, if it was listed there, and will be added to the list of the happy ones:
بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
bismi allahi alrrahmani alrrahimi
In the Name of Allah the All-compassionate, the All-merciful;
la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al`aliyyi al`azimi
there is neither might nor power save with Allah, the All-high and All-great.
Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) is also reported to have said that one who desires to enjoy both the worldly life and the Next World, and one who has eye ache, should say the following prayer after the Dawn and Sunset Prayers:
allahumma inni as'aluka bihaqqi muhammadin wa ali muhammadin `alayka
O Allah, I do beseech You, in the name of the right of Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad that is incumbent upon You
صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّد وَآلِ مُحَمَّد
salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
to send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
وَٱجْعَلِ ٱلنُّورَ فِي بَصَرِي
waj`al alnnura fi basari
and to make light in my sight,
وَٱلْبَصِيـرَةَ فِي دِينِي
walbasirata fi dini
discerning in my religion,
وَٱلْيَقِيـنَ فِي قَلْبِي
wal-yaqina fi qalbi
conviction in my heart,
وَٱلإِخْلاَصَ فِي عَمَلِي
wal-ikhlasa fi `amali
sincerity in my deeds,
وَٱلسَّلاَمَةَ فِي نَفْسِي
walssalamata fi nafsi
safety in my self,
وَٱلسَّعَةَ فِي رِزْقِي
walssa`ata fi rizqi
richness in my sustenance,
وَٱلشُّكْرَ لَكَ أَبَداً مَا أَبْقَيْتَنِي
walshshukra laka abadan ma abqaytani
and perpetual thankfulness for You as long as you keep me alive.
In `Uddat al-Da`i, Shaykh Ibn Fahad reports Imam `Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (peace be upon him) to have said: Whoever says the following dua after the Dawn Prayer,
will have all his requests made easy-to-gain for him and will be saved by Almighty Allah against every thing that aggrieves him:
In the Name of Allah.
وَصَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّد وآلِهِ
wa salla allahu `ala muhammadin wa alihi
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Household.
﴿وَأُفَوِّضُ أَمْرِي إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ
wa ufawwidu amri ila allahi
“I confide my cause unto Allah.
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بَصيرٌ بِٱلْعِبَادِ
inna allaha basirun bil`ibadi
Surely, Allah is Seer of His slaves.
فَوَقَاهُ ٱللَّهُ سَيِّئَاتِ مَا مَكَرُوا﴾
fawaqahu allahu sayyi'ati ma makaru
So, Allah warded off from him the evils which they plotted.”
﴿لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ
la ilaha illa anta subhanaka
“There is no god save You. Be You Glorified!
إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ ٱلظَّالِمِيـنَ
inni kuntu mina alzzalimina
Lo! I have been a wrongdoer.
فَٱسْتَجَبْنَا لَهُ وَنَجَّيْنَاهُ مِنَ ٱلغَمِّ
fastajabna lahu wa najjaynahu mina alghammi
Then, We heard his prayer and saved him from the anguish.
وَكَذٰلِكَ نُنْجِي ٱلْمُؤْمِنينَ﴾
wa kadhalika nunji almu'minina
Thus do We save the believers.”
﴿حَسْبُنَا ٱللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ ٱلْوَكِيلُ
hasbuna allahu wa ni`ma alwakilu
“Allah is Sufficient for us! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust.
فَٱنَقَلَبُوٱ بِنِعْمَةٍ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ وَفَضْلٍ
fanqalabu bini`matin mina allahi wa fadlin
So, they returned with grace and favor from Allah,
لَمْ يَمْسَسْهُمْ سُوءٌ﴾
lam yamsas-hum su'un
and no harm touched them.”
مَا شَاءَ ٱللَّهُ
ma sha'a allahu
Only that which Allah wills shall come to pass.
لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِٱللَّهِ
la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi
There is neither strength nor power save with Allah.
مَا شَاءَ ٱللَّهُ لاَ مَا شَاءَ ٱلنَّاسُ
ma sha'a allahu la ma sha'a alnnasu
Only that which Allah, but not people, wills shall come to pass.
مَا شَاءَ ٱللَّهُ وَإِنْ كَرِهَ ٱلنَّاسُ
ma sha'a allahu wa in kariha alnnasu
Only that which Allah wills shall come to pass even if people detest it.
حَسْبِيَ ٱلرَّبُّ مِنَ ٱلْمَرْبُوبِيـنَ
hasbiya alrrabbu mina almarbubina
Sufficient for me is the Lord against the lorded.
حَسْبِيَ ٱلْخَالِقُ مِنَ ٱلْمَخْلُوقِيـنَ
hasbiya alkhaliqu mina almakhluqina
Sufficient for me is the Creator against the creatures.
حَسْبِيَ ٱلرَّازِقُ مِنَ ٱلْمَرْزُوقِيـنَ
hasbiya alrraziqu mina almarzuqina
Sufficient for me is the Sustainer against the sustained.
حَسْبِيَ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّ ٱلْعَالَمِيـنَ
hasbiya allahu rabbu al`alamina
Sufficient for me is Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
حَسْبِي مَنْ هُوَ حَسْبِي
hasbi man huwa hasbi
Sufficient for me is He Who is sufficient for me.
حَسْبِي مَنْ لَمْ يَزَلْ حَسْبِي
hasbi man lam yazal hasbi
Sufficient for me is He Who has been always sufficient for me.
hasbi man kana mudh kuntu lam yazal hasbi
Sufficient for me is He Who had been since eternity and still sufficient for me.
﴿حَسْبِيَ ٱللَّهُ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ
hasbiya allahu la ilaha illa huwa
“Allah suffices me. There is no god save Him.
In Him have I put my trust,
وَهُوَ رَبُّ ٱلْعَرْشِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ﴾
wa huwa rabbu al`arshi al`azimi
and He is the Lord of the Tremendous Throne.”
Qutub Rawandi reported from Imam Ali (as) that the Holy Prophet (saws) has stated, that he was afraid for him who does not remember the 4 blessings at dawn & as a result , may be snatched away from him
alh'amdu lillaahil lad'ee satara u'yoobee wa lam yafz'ah'nee baynan naasi
All Praise to Allah who has covered my sins & shortcomings & did not degrade me in the eyes of Human beings
Praise be to Allah who made me aware of His nafs (reality) and did not forsake me to be one of those whose hearts do not perceive.
Praise to be Allah who gave me (wisdom) to follow and obey Muhammad, blessings of Allah be on him and on his children, and also peace.
Praise be to Allah who has kept my sustenance in His (own) hand and did not give it to other people (like me) from whom I may have to seek it.
Praise be to Allah who covers my defects and shortcomings and does not disclose my infamy among the people. Praise be to Allah, the one and only.
Three Supplications Taught by Sayyid Muhammad al-Sultanabadi to Shaykh Muhammad Sadiq al-`Iraqi (through Imam Mahdi - peace be upon him) that alleviated his extreme grief and poverty
(1) He taught him that he, after the Dawn Prayers, should put his hand on his chest and repeat seventy times the phrase of:
O Greatest Judge
(2) He taught him to regularly say the following supplicatory prayer that, as is recorded in al-Kafi, the Holy Prophet (s) taught to one of his companions who had been afflicted by disease and poverty. Soon after that, the man recovered health and got rid of poverty. The supplication is this:
لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاََّ بِٱللَّهِ
la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi
There is neither might nor power except with Allah.
تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحَيِّ ٱلَّذِي لاَ يَمُوتُ
tawakkaltu `ala alhayyi alladhi la yamutu
I put my trust in the Ever-living (Lord) Who never dies.
walhamdu lillahi alladhi lam yattakhidh waladan
All praise is due to Allah, Who has not taken a wife or a son
وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيكٌ فِي ٱلْمُلْكِ
wa lam yakun lahu sharikun fi almulki
and Who has not have a partner in the kingdom,
وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ وَلِيٌّ مِنَ ٱلذُّلِّ
wa lam yakun lahu waliyyun min aldhdhulli
and Who has not have a helper to save Him from disgrace;
wa kabbirhu takbiran
and magnify Him with all magnificence.
(3) He taught him to say the abovementioned supplication, which is recorded by Ibn Fahad al-Hilli in `Uddat al-Da`i, after the Dawn Prayers.
Our master scholar, Shaykh al-Nuri, in his book of Dar al-Salam, has recorded on the authority of his mentor Fath `Ali al-Sultanabadi that Shaykh Muhammad Sadiq al-`Iraqi had lived in harsh poverty for a long time without finding any solution for his state until he saw, in dream, that he was in a valley where there was an enormous tent with a dome over it.
As he asked about the lord of that tent, he was answered that it was owned by Imam al-Mahdi, the Awaited—the protecting shelter and the relief of the deprived ones—may Allah hasten his reappearance. He therefore hurried towards that tent and complained about his poverty, asking the Imam (`a) to teach him a supplication that would relieve him from his grief and save him from his misfortunes. The Imam, having heard his complaint, instructed him to visit the tent of one of his offspring. He therefore left the Imam’s tent and headed for the tent to which he was guided. When he reached there, he saw Sayyid Muhammad al-Sultanabadi sitting in his prayer-place while he was engaged in uttering supplications and litanies. He greeted him and told him about his story with the Imam.
The Sayyid therefore taught him a supplication that would relieve him from poverty and bring him good sustenance.
When the man woke up, he found that he had learnt that supplication by heart; therefore, he hurried to the house of the Sayyid and found him in the same state that he had seen in the dream. As if the Sayyid had already known about the dream, he welcomed the man and smiled in his face. The man hence asked the Sayyid about that supplication and the Sayyid answered him. Immediately after saying the supplication persistently, the man became so wealthy that fortune covered him from all sides.
Hajj Fath `Ali al-Sultanabadi used to praise the Sayyid so laudably. For some time, he studied under him. The aforementioned three matters were taught by the Sayyid to that man.
Subsequent to the Noon (Dhuhr) Prayer, say the following supplicatory prayer, as is quoted from Misbah al-Mutahajjid:
This supplication has been reported from Imam Hasan Askari, who reported from his father, who reported from his forefathers, who reported from Imam Aba-Abdullah, who reported from Imam Ali, who reported from the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon them all)
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْعَظِيمُ ٱلْحَلِيمُ
la ilaha illa allahu al`azimu alhalimu
There is no god save Allah, the All-great and Most Forbearing.
Allahuma Inni Ataqqarabu Elaika B-Jodik Wa-Karamik,
Wa Ataqarabu Elaika B Mohammed Abdik Wa-Rasoolik,
Wa Ataqarabu Elaika B Malaikatik Al Moqarabeen Wa Anbiyaik Wa Rosolik,
An Tosali Ala Mohammed Abdik Wa Rasoolik Wa Ala Aali Mohammed, Wa An Tqilni Asrati Wa-Tastor Ala Znoobi Wa Tagfirha Lee
Wa Taqdi Lee Hawaeiji Wa La Toazbni B Qabeehin Kaan Min-ni
Fa Inna Afwaka Wa Joodak Yasaoni, Innaka Ala Kol Shai-in Qadeer
O Allah, I seek closeness towards you through your goodness and generosity, and I closeness towards you through Muhammad; your servant and messenger, and I seek closeness towards you through your closest most dearest angles, prophets and apostles;
That to send your blessings onto Muhammed your servant and messenger and onto Muhammad’s progeny, That so you let go of what I have stumbled upon and that you cover my sins and you forgive them for me and grant me my needs and do not torment me due to the filth of what was done by me, For your mercy and generosity suffices me, As you are capable to all that are things.
allahumma inni as'aluka alyusra ba`da al`usri
O Allah, I surely beseech You for easiness after difficulty,
وَٱلْفَرَجَ بَعْدَ ٱلْكَرْبِ
walfaraja ba`da alkarbi
relief after misfortune,
وَٱلرَّخَاءَ بَعْدَ ٱلشِّدَّةِ
walrrakha'a ba`da alshshiddati
and comfort after hardship.
اَللَّهُمَّ مَا بِنَا مِنْ نِعْمَةٍ فَمِنْكَ
allahumma ma bina min ni`matin faminka
O Allah, You are certainly the source of each and every favor that covers us.
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ
la ilaha illa anta
There is no god save You.
أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَ أَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ
astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayka
I pray Your forgiveness and repent before You.
Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (peace be upon him) is reported as saying: Anyone who implores Almighty Allah’s forgiveness (i.e. astaghfirullaha) seventy times after the `Asr Prayer will have seven hundred of his sins forgiven.
Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (al-Jawad) (peace be upon him) is also reported as saying: Anyone who recites Surah al-Qadr (No. 97) ten times after the `Asr Prayer will be granted the reward of the deeds of all creatures on that day.
It is also recommended to say Dua 'Asharaat every morning and evening. Yet, the best time for this supplication is the time after the `Asr Prayers on Fridays.
fa'innahu la yaghfiru aldhdhunuba kullaha jami`an illa anta
for none can forgive all sins save You.
You may then offer the Sunset supererogatory (Nafilah) prayer, which consists of four units of prayer, each two separated by a Taslim statement. You should not utter any word between the two parts of the prayer.
According to the Shaykh, it has been narrated that Surah al-Kafirun (No. 109) should be recited in the first unit and Surah al-Tawhid in the second. In the third and fourth units, it is optional to recite any other Surah desired.
It has been also narrated that Imam `Ali al-Naqi (al-Hadi) (peace be upon him) used to recite, in the third unit (Rak`ah) of this prayer, Surah al-Fatihah and the first six verses (Ayahs) of Surah al-Hadid, and in the fourth unit, Surah al-Fatihah and the last four verses of Surah al-Hashr.
It is also recommended to repeat the following supplicatory prayer seven times in the last prostration (sajdah) of all supererogatory prayers each night, especially at Friday nights (i.e. the night before Friday):
wa la tu`annini bitalbi ma lam tuqaddiru li fihi rizqan
Please, do not fatigue me by seeking that which You have not decided for me to take,
فَإِنَّكَ غَنِيٌّ عَنْ عَذَابِي
fa'innaka ghaniyyun `an `adhabi
because You are certainly in no need for tormenting me
وَ أَنَا فَقِيـرٌ إِلَىٰ رَحْمَتِكَ
wa ana faqirun ila rahmatika
while I am in full need for Your mercy.
فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
fasalli `ala muhammadin wa alihi
(Please) Send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household
وَجُدْ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِكَ بِفَضْلِكَ
wa jud `ala `abdika bifadlika
and confer liberally upon me, Your slave, out of Your graciousness.
إِنَّكَ ذُو فَضْلٍ عَظيم
innaka dhu fadlin `azimin
You are surely the Lord of great favor.
Upon accomplishment of the Evening Prayer, it is recommended to recite Surah al-Qadr (No. 97) seven times. It has been reported from Imam Mohammed Baqir (peace be upon him), that one who does so will be in the guarantee (security) of Allah (swt) until the morning.
The Wutayrah Prayer
The Wutayrah supererogatory prayer, which consists of two units and should be offered in the position of sitting by reciting one hundred verses of the Holy Qur'an in both the units. Hence, it is recommended to recite Surah al-Waqi`ah (No. 56) in the first unit and Surah al-Tawhid in the second.