Common Taqeebat

Recited after the obligatory salat
Source :Shaykh al-Tusi’s famous book of Misbah al-Mutahajjid and other reference books.


1. After you say the Taslim statement—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 recite dua "la ilaha illa allahu ilahan wahidan:

لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
la ilaha illa allahu
There is no god save Allah;

إِلَهاً وَاحِداً
ilahan wahidan
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.

أَنْجَزَ وَعْدَهُ
anjaza wa`dahu
He has truly fulfilled His promise,

وَنَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ
wa nasara `abdahu
granted His servant victory,

وَأَعَزَّ جُنْدَهُ
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.

يُحْيي وَيُميتُ
yuhyi wa yumitu
He grants life and causes (others) to die,

وَيُميتُ وَيُحْيي
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.

بِيَدِهِ ٱلْخَيْرُ
biyadihi alkhayru
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.


2.Then, say the following:

أَسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ
astaghfiru allaha alladhi la ilaha illa huwa
I seek forgiveness of Allah; there is no god save Him,

ٱلْحَيُّ ٱلْقَيُّومُ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ
alhayyu alqayyumu wa atubu ilayhi<
the Ever-living and Self-Subsisting; and to Him do I turn in repentance.


3.Then, say the dua 'allahumma ihdiny min `indika':

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱهْدِنِي مِنْ عِنْدِكَ
allahumma ihdiny min `indika
O Allah, (please do) guide me to the true guidance of Yours,

وَأَفِضْ عَلَيَّ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ
wa afid `alayya min fadlika
pour upon me from Your grace,

وَٱنْشُرْ عَلَيَّ مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ
wanshur `alayya min rahmatika
spread over me from Your mercy,

وَأَنْزِلْ عَلَيَّ مِنْ بَرَكاتِكَ
wa anzil `alayya min barakatika
and bring down upon me from Your blessings.

سُبْحَانَكَ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ
subhanaka la ilaha illa anta
Glory be to You; there is no god save You.

ٱغْفِرْ لِي ذُنُوبِي كُلَّهَا جَمِيعاً
ighfir li dhunubi kulliha jami`an
(Please) forgive my sins—all of them entirely,

فَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ ٱلذُّنُوبَ كُلَّهَا جَمِيعاً إِلاَّ أَنْتَ
fa'innahu la yaghfiru aldhdhunuba kulliha jami`an illa anta
because none can forgive all sins entirely save You.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ كُلِّ خَيْرٍ أَحَاطَ بِهِ عِلْمُكَ
allahumma inni as'aluka min kulli khayrin ahata bihi `ilmuka
O Allah, I beseech You to grant me part of all good things that are encompassed by Your knowledge

وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَرٍّ أَحَاطَ بِهِ عِلْمُكَ
wa a`udhu bika min kulli sharrin ahata bihi `ilmuka
and I seek Your protection against all evils that are encompassed by Your knowledge.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عَافِيَتَكَ في أُمُوري كُلِّهَا
allahumma inni as'aluka `afiyataka fi umuri kulliha
O Allah, I beseech You to grant me wellbeing from You in all of my affairs

وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ خِزْيِ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَعَذَابِ ٱلآخَرَةِ
wa a`udhu bika min khizyi alddunya wa `adhabi alakhirati
and I seek Your protection against the disgrace of this world and the chastisement in the Next World.

وَأَعوُذُ بِوَجْهِكَ ٱلْكَرِيـمِ
wa a`udhu biwajhika alkarimi
I also seek protection of Your Noble Face,

وَعِزَّتِكَ ٱلَّتِي لاَ تُرَامُ
wa `izzatika allati la turamu
Your invulnerable omnipotence,

وَقُدْرَتِكَ ٱلَّتِي لاَ يَمْتَنِعُ مِنْهَا شَيْءٌ
wa qudratika allati la yamtani`u minha shay'un
and Your power that none can deter

مِنْ شَرِّ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
min sharri alddunya wal-akhirati
against the evils of this world and the Next World,

وَمِنْ شَرِّ ٱلأَوْجَاعِ كُلِّهَا
wa min sharri alawja`i kulliha
the evils of all pains,

وَمِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ دَابَّةٍ أَنْتَ آخِذٌ بِنَاصِيَتِهَا
wa min sharri kulli dabbatin anta akhidhun binasiyatiha
and the evil of all moving creatures that You grasp from forelocks.

إنَّ رَبِّي عَلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ
inna rabbi `ala siratin mustaqimin
Verily, my Lord is on a Straight Path.

وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِٱللَّهِ ٱلْعَلِيِّ ٱلْعَظِيمِ
wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al`aliyyi al`azimi
There is neither strength nor power save with Allah, the All-high and All-great.

تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحَيِّ ٱلَّذِي لاَ يَمُوتُ
tawakkaltu `ala alhayyi alladhi la yamutu
I put my trust in the Ever-living (Lord) Who never dies.

وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَداً
walhamdu lillahi alladhi lam yattakhidh waladan
All praise be to Allah Who has not taken to Himself a son,

وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَريكٌ فِي ٱلْمُلْكِ
wa lam yakun lahu sharikun fi almulki
nor has He had any partner in sovereignty,

وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ وَلِيٌّ مِنَ ٱلذُّلِّ
wa lam yakun lahu waliyyun mina aldhdhulli
nor does He need any to protect Him from humiliation.

وَكَبِّرْهُ تَكْبيراً
wa kabbirhu takbiran
And magnify Him with all magnificence.






4.Recite the Tasbih al-Zahra' litany.34 times AllahuAkbar , 33 times Alhamdolillah , 33 times Subhanallah

5.Before you move from your prayer-place, repeat the following litany ten times:
It is narrated that a great reward is obtained by saying this litany, especially after the Dawn (Fajr) and Evening (`Isha') obligatory Prayers and at sunrise and sunset.

أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
ash-hadu an la ilaha illa allahu
I bear witness that there is no god save Allah;

وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَريكَ لَهُ
wahdahu la sharika lahu
(He is) One and Only; and there is no partner with Him;

إِلَهاً وَاحِداً
ilahan wahidan
a Single God;

أَحَداً فَرْداً صَمَداً
ahadan fardan samadan
One, Unique, and eternally Besought of all.

لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ صَاحِبَةً وَلاَ وَلَداً
lam yattakhidh sahibatan wa la waladan
He has taken to Himself neither a wife nor a son.


6.Then, say the 'subhana allahi kullama sabbaha' :
سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ كُلَّما سَبَّحَ ٱللَّهَ شَيءٌ
subhana allahi kullama sabbaha allaha shay'un
All Glory be to Allah whenever Allah is glorified by things,

وَكَمَا يُحِبُّ ٱللَّهُ أَنْ يُسَبَّحَ
wa kama yuhibbu allahu an yusabbaha
as exactly as Allah likes to be glorified,

وَكَمَا هُوَ أَهْلُهُ
wa kama huwa ahluhu
as exactly as He is worthy of glorification,

وَكمَا يَنْبَغِي لِكَرَمِ وَجْهِهِ وَعِزِّ جَلاَلِهِ
wa kama yanbaghi likarami wajhihi wa `izzi jalalihi
and as it is suitable for the nobility of His Face and the might of His Majesty.

وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ كُلَّمَا حَمِدَ ٱللَّهَ شَيءٌ
walhamdu lillahi kullama hamida allaha shay'un
All praise be to Allah whenever Allah is praised by things,

وَكَمَا يُحِبُّ ٱللَّهُ أَنْ يُحْمَدَ
wa kama yuhibbu allahu an yuhmada
as exactly as Allah likes to be praised,

وَكَمَا هُوَ أَهْلُهُ
wa kama huwa ahluhu
as exactly as He is worthy of praising,

وَكَمَا يَنْبَغِي لِكَرَمِ وَجْهِهِ وَعِزِّ جَلاَلِهِ
wa kama yanbaghi likarami wajhihi wa `izzi jalalihi
and as it is suitable for the nobility of His Face and the might of His Majesty.

وَلاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ كُلَّمَا هَلَّلَ ٱللَّهَ شَيءٌ
wa la ilaha illa allahu kullama hallala allaha shay'un
There is no god save Allah whenever Allah’s Oneness in Godhead is professed,

وَكَمَا يُحِبُّ ٱللَّهُ أَنْ يُهَلَّلَ
wa kama yuhibbu allahu an yuhallala
as exactly as Allah likes His Oneness in Godhead to be professed,

وَكَمَا هُوَ أَهْلُهُ
wa kama huwa ahluhu
as exactly as He is worthy of being the One and Only God,

وَكَمَا يَنْبَغِي لِكَرَمِ وَجْهِهِ وَعِزِّ جَلاَلِهِ
wa kama yanbaghi likarami wajhihi wa `izzi jalalihi
and as it is suitable for the nobility of His Face and the might of His Majesty.

وَٱللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ كُلَّمَا كَبَّرَ ٱللَّهَ شَيءٌ
wallahu akbaru kullama kabbara allaha shay'un
Allah is the Greatest whenever Allah’s Most Greatness is professed,

وَكَمَا يُحِبُّ ٱللَّهُ أَنْ يُكَبَّرَ
wa kama yuhibbu allahu an yukabbara
as exactly as Allah likes His Most Greatness to be professed,

وَكَمَا هُوَ أَهْلُهُ
wa kama huwa ahluhu
as exactly as He is worthy of being the Greatest,

وَكَمَا يَنْبَغِي لِكَرَمِ وَجْهِهِ وَعِزِّ جَلاَلِهِ
wa kama yanbaghi likarami wajhihi wa `izzi jalalihi
and as it is suitable for the nobility of His Face and the might of His Majesty.

سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ
subhana allahi
All glory be to Allah;

وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ
walhamdu lillahi
all praise be to Allah;

وَلاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
wa la ilaha illa allahu
there is no god save Allah;

وَٱللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ
wallahu akbaru
and Allah is the Greatest

عَلَىٰ كُلِّ نِعْمَة أَنْعَمَ بِهَا عَلَيَّ
`ala kulli ni`matin an`ama biha `alayya
for all bounties that He has bestowed upon me

وَعَلىٰ كُلِّ أَحَدٍ مِنْ خَلْقِهِ
wa `ala kulli ahadin min khalqihi
and upon each and every being of His creatures,

مِمَّنْ كَانَ أَوْ يَكُونُ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ
mimman kana aw yakunu ila yawmi alqiyamati
including those who passed away and those who will exist up to the Resurrection Day.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّد وَآلِ مُحَمَّد
allahumma inni as'aluka an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, I beseech You to send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad

وَ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِ مَا أَرْجُو
wa as'aluka min khayri ma arju
and I beseech You to grant me the best of what I hope

وَخَيْرِ مَا لاَ أَرْجُو
wa khayri ma la arju
and the best of what I have not included with my hopes.

وَ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أَحْذَرُ
wa a`udhu bika min sharri ma ahdharu
I also beseech You to protect me against the evil of what I anticipate

وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا لاَ أَحْذَرُ
wa min sharri ma la ahdharu
and the evils of what I do not anticipate.



7.Then, recite the following Qur'anic texts:

(i) Surah al-Hamd (i.e. al-Fatihah No. 1), (ii) Ayah al-Kursi (2:255-257), (iii) Verses of Bearing Witness (Ayat al-Shahadah; 3:18-19), (iv) Verses of Kingdom (Ayah al-Mulk; 3:26-27), and (v) Verses of Subservience (Ayah al-Sakharah 7:54-56).
8.Then, repeat the following verses (Surah al-Saffat 37:180-183) three times:
سُبْحَانَ رَبِّكَ رَبِّ ٱلْعِزَّةِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ
subhana rabbika rabbi al-`izzati `amma yasifuna
Glory be to your Lord, the Lord of Honor, above what they describe.

وَسَلاَمٌ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
wa salamun `ala almursalina
And peace be on the messengers.

وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ.
walhamdu lillahi rabbi al`alamina
And all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.


9.Then, repeat the following prayer three times:
as taught by Archangel Gabriel to Prophet Yusuf (Joseph)—peace be upon him—when he was in prison.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (Please) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

وَٱجْعَلْ لِي مِنْ أَمْرِي فَرَجاً وَمَخْرَجاً
waj`al li min amri farajan wa makhrajan
cause all my affairs to arrive at a relief, prepare for me a way out,

وَٱرْزُقْنِي مِنْ حَيْثُ أَحْتَسِبُ وَمِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ أَحْتَسِبُ
warzuqni min haythu ahtasibu wa min haythu la ahtasibu
and give me sustenance from whence I think and from whence I do not think.


10.Then, hold your beard with your right hand, raise your left hand towards the sky, and repeat the following prayer seven times:
يَا رَبَّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
yarabba muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Lord of Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad:

صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
(Please) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad

وَعَجِّلْ فَرَجَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa `ajjil faraja ali muhammadin
and hasten the Relief of the Household of Muhammad.

11.Holding the same situation, repeat the following prayer three times:
ي َا ذَا ٱلْجَلاَلِ وَٱلإِكْرَامِ
ya dhaljalali wal-ikrami
O Lord of Majesty and Honor,

صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
(Please) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad

وَٱرْحَمْنِي وَ أَجِرْنِي مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ
warhamni wa ajirni mina alnnari
have mercy upon me, and deliver me from Hellfire.


12.Repeat Surah al-Ikhlas twelve times, then say the following prayer:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ بِٱسْمِكَ ٱلْمَكْنُونِ ٱلْمَخْزُونِ
allahumma inni as'aluka bismika almaknuni almakhzuni
O Allah, I beseech You in Your Name: the well-guarded, stored,

ٱلطَّاهِرِ ٱلطُّهْرِ ٱلْمُبَارَكِ
alttahiri alttuhri almubaraki
pure, immaculate, and blessed.

وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِٱسْمِكَ ٱلْعَظِيمِ
wa as'aluka bismika al`azimi
And I beseech You in Your Great Name

وَسُلْطَانِكَ ٱلْقَدِيـمِ
wa sultanika alqadimi
and Your eternal power.

يَا وَاهِبَ ٱلْعَطَايَا
ya wahiba al`ataya
O Donor of gifts!

وَيَا مُطْلِقَ ٱلأُسَارَىٰ
wa ya mutliqa al-usara
O Releaser of captives!

وَيَا فَكَّاكَ ٱلرِّقَابِ مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ
wa ya fakkaka alrriqabi mina alnnari
O Deliverer of necks from the Fire!

أَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
as'aluka an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
I beseech You to send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

وَ أَنْ تُعْتِقَ رَقَبَتِي مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ
wa an tu`tiqa raqabati mina alnnari
to deliver me from the Fire,

وَ أَنْ تُخْرِجَنِي مِنَ ٱلدُّنْيَا سَالِماً
wa an tukhrijani mina alddunya saliman
to cause me leave this world free (from liabilities),

وَتُدْخِلَنِي ٱلْجَنَّةَ آمِناً
wa tudkhilani aljannata aminan
to allow me to Paradise with security,

وَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ دُعَائِي أَوَّلَهُ فَلاَحاً
wa an taj`ala du`a'i awwalahu falahan
and to make the beginning of my prayer successful,

وَ أَوْسَطَهُ نَجَاحاً
wa awsatahu najahan
the middle of it a gain,

وَآخِرَهُ صَلاَحاً
wa akhirahu salahan
and the end of it a prosperity.

إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ عَلاَّمُ الْغُيُوبِ
innaka anta `allamu alghuyubi
Verily, You are the Knower of all unseen things.


13.According to al-Sahifah al-`Alawiyyah (a collection of Imam `Ali’s supplications), the following prayer is said after the obligatory prayers:
يَا مَنْ لاَ يَشْغَلُهُ سَمْعٌ عَنْ سَمْعٍ
ya man la yashghaluhu sam`un `an sam`in
O He Who is not distracted by a sound from hearing another sound!

وَيَا مَنْ لاَ يُغَلِّطُهُ ٱلسَّائِلُونَ
wa ya man la yughallituhu alssa'iluna
O He Who is not confused by the beseechers!

وَيَا مَنْ لاَ يُبْرِمُهُ إِلْحَاحُ ٱلْمُلِحِّينَ
wa ya man la yubrimuhu ilhahu almulihhina
O He Who is not annoyed by the insistence of those who entreat Him persistently!

أَذِقْنِي بَرْدَ عَفْوِكَ
adhiqni barda `afwika
(Please do) Make me taste the nice flavor of Your pardon

وَحَلاَوَةَ رَحْمَتِكَ وَمَغْفِرَتِكَ
wa halawata rahmatika wa maghfiratika
and the sweetness of Your mercy and forgiveness.


14.Recite "ilahi hadhihi salati sallaytuha:"
إِلٰهِي هٰذِهِ صَلاَتِي صَلَّيْتُهَا
ilahi hadhihi salati sallaytuha
O Allah, This is my prayer that I have just offered

لاَ لِحَاجَة مِنْكَ إِلَيْهَا
la lihajatin minka ilayha
on account of neither a need that You may have for it

وَلاَ رَغْبَةٍ مِنْكَ فِيهَا
wa la raghbatin minka fiha
nor a desire that You may have for it;

إِلاَّ تَعْظِيمَاً وَطَاعَةً
illa ta`ziman wa ta`atan
rather, it is only glorification of You, obedience to You,

وَإِجَابَةً لَكَ إِلَىٰ مَا أَمَرْتَنِي بِهِ
wa ijabatan laka ila ma amartani bihi
and response to You to carry out what You have ordered me to do.

إِلٰهِي إِنْ كَانَ فِيهَا خَلَلٌ أَوْ نَقْصٌ
ilahi in kana fiha khalalun aw naqsun
O my God: If there is a defect or a deficiency in my prayer,

مِنْ رُكُوعِهَا أَوْ سُجُودِهَا
min ruku`iha aw sujudiha
whether in the genuflection or the prostration;

فَلاَ تُؤَاخِذْنِي
fala tu´akhidhni
then, (please) do not reproach me for it;

وَتَفَضَّلْ عَلَيَّ بِٱلْقَبُولِ وَٱلْغُفْرَانِ
wa tafaddal `alayya bilqabuli wal-ghufrani
rather, confer upon me with Your acceptance (of it) and forgiveness (of me).


15.Prayer Holy Prophet taught to Imam `Ali Amir al-Mu'minin (peace and blessings be upon them) for developing memory:
سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لاَ يَعْتَدي عَلَىٰ أَهْلِ مَمْلَكَتِهِ
subhana man la ya`tadi `ala ahli mamlakatihi
Glory be to Him Who does not treat the people of His realm with transgression!

سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لاَ يَأْخُذُ أَهْلَ ٱلأَرْضِ بِأَلْوَانِ الْعَذَابِ
subhana man la ya'khudhu ahla al-ardi bi-alwani al`adhabi
Glory be to Him Who does not inflict on the inhabitants of the earth various sorts of torture!

سُبْحَانَ ٱلرَّؤوُفِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
subhana alrra'ufi alrrahimi
Glory be to the Affectionate, the Merciful!

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجَعلْ لِي فِي قَلْبِي نُوراً وَبَصَراً
allahumma ij`al li fi qalbi nuran wa basaran
O Allah, (please) fill my heart with illumination, discernment,

وَفَهْمَاً وَعِلْمَاً
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.


16.Al-Kaf`ami, in his book of al-Misbah, says to repeat the following 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,

بِٱللَّهِ ٱلْوَاحِدِ
billahi alwahidi
(I seek for all these) the protection of Allah, the Single,

ٱلأَحَدِ ٱلصَّمَدِ
al-ahadi alssamadi
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.

وَبِرَبِّ ٱلْفَلَقِ
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.

وَبِرَبِّ ٱلنَّاسِ
wa birabbi alnnasi
And [I seek the protection of] the Lord of men,

مَلِكِ ٱلنَّاسِ
maliki alnnasi
the King of men,

إِلٰهِ ٱلنَّاسِ
ilahi alnnasi
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.




17.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 prayer after each obligatory prayer:

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّ مَغْفِرَتَكَ أَرْجَىٰ مِنْ عَمَلِي
allahumma inna maghfirataka arja min `amali
O Allah, Truly, I hope for Your forgiveness more than I trust my deed.

وَإِنَّ رَحْمَتِكَ أَوْسَعُ مِنْ ذَنْبِي
wa inna rahmataka awsa`u min dhanbi
Your mercy is verily more expansive than my sin.

اَللَّهُمَّ إنْ كَانَ ذَنبِي عِنْدَكَ عَظِيماً
allahumma in kana dhanbi `indaka `aziman
O Allah, If my sin is grave in Your view,

فَعَفْوُكَ أَعْظَمُ مِنْ ذَنْبِي
fa`afwuka a`zamu min dhanbi
then Your pardon is greater than my sin.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنْ لَمْ أَكُنْ أَهْلاً أَنْ أَبْلُغَ رَحْمَتَكَ
allahumma in lam akun ahlan an ablugha rahmataka
O Allah, If I do not deserve to attain Your mercy,

فَرَحْمَتُكَ أَهْلٌ أَنْ تَبْلُغَنِي وَتَسَعَنِي
farahmatuka ahlun an tablughani wa tasa`ani
then Your mercy is so liberal that it can reach and include me,

لِأَنَّهَا وَسِعَتْ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ
li-annaha wasi`at kulla shay'in
because it has included all things;

بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمينَ
birahmatika ya arhama alrrahimina
[Let it be] by Your mercy; O most Merciful of all those who show mercy.


18.Ibn Babawayh (i.e. Shaykh al-Saduq) holds that one should say the following litany immediately after reciting Tasbih al-Zahra':

اَللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
allahumma anta alssalamu
O Allah, You are the [source of] peace,

وَمِنْكَ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
wa minka alssalamu
peace is coming from You,

وَلَكَ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
wa laka alssalamu
peace is for You,

وَإِلَيْكَ يَعُودُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
wa ilayka ya`udu alssalamu
and to You does peace belong.

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّكَ رَبِّ ٱلْعِزَّةِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ
subhana rabbika rabbi al`izzati `amma yasifuna
Glory be to your Lord, the Lord of Honor, above what they describe.

وَسَلاَمٌ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
wa salamun `ala almursalina
Peace be on the messengers.

وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
walhamdu lillahi rabbi al`alamina
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا ٱلنَّبِيُّ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alnnabiyyu
Peace be upon you, O Prophet.

وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلأَئِمَّةِ ٱلْهَادِينَ ٱلْمَهْدِيِّينَ
alssalamu `ala al-a'immati alhadina almahdiyyina
Peace be upon the Imams; the guides and well-guided.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ أَنْبِيَاءِ ٱللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِ وَمَلاَئِكَتِهِ
alssalamu `ala jami`i anbya'i allahi wa rusulihi wa mala'ikatihi
Peace be upon all Prophets, Messengers, and angels of Allah.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَىٰ عِبَادِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلصَّالِحِينَ
alssalamu `alayna wa `ala `ibadi allahi alssalihina
Peace be upon us and upon the righteous servants of Allah.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ عَلِيٍّ أَميرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنينَ
alssalamu `ala `aliyyin amiri almu'minina
Peace be upon `Ali, the Commander of the Believers.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحَسَنِ وَٱلْحُسَيْنِ
alssalamu `ala alhasani wal-husayni
Peace be upon al-Hasan and al-Husayn,

سَيِّدَيْ شَبَابِ أَهْلِ ٱلْجَنَّةِ أَجْمَعينَ
sayyiday shababi ahli aljannati ajma`ina
the two chiefs of all the youth of Paradise.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ عَلِيِّ بْنِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ زَيْنِ ٱلْعَابِدِينَ
alssalamu `ala `aliyyi bni alhusayni zayni al`abidina
Peace be upon `Ali the son of al-Husayn, the Adornment of the Worshippers.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ بَاقِرِ عِلْمِ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ
alssalamu `ala muhammadi bni `aliyyin baqiri `ilmi alnnabiyyina
Peace be upon Muhammad the son of `Ali, the splitter of the knowledge of the Prophets.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ ٱلصَّادِقِ
alssalamu `ala ja`fari bni muhammadin alssadiqi
Peace be upon Ja`far the son of Muhammad, the veracious.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ ٱلْكَاظِمِ
alssalamu `ala musa bni ja`farin alkazimi
Peace be upon Musa the son of Ja`far, the suppressor of rage.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوسَىٰ ٱلرِّضَا
alssalamu `ala `aliyyi bni musa alrrida
Peace be upon `Ali the son of Musa, the amiable.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ٱلْجَوَادِ
alssalamu `ala muhammadi bni `aliyyin aljawadi
Peace be upon Muhammad the son of `Ali, the magnanimous.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ ٱلْهَادِي
alssalamu `ala `aliyyi bni muhammadin alhadi
Peace be upon `Ali the son of Muhammad, the guide.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ٱلزَّكِيِّ ٱلْعَسْكَرِيِّ
alssalamu `ala alhasani bni `aliyyin alzzakiyyi al`askariyyi
Peace be upon al-Hasan the son of `Ali, the bright and resident of `Askar.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحُجَّةِ بْنِ ٱلْحَسَنِ ٱلْقَائِمِ ٱلْمَهْدِيِّ
alssalamu `ala alhujjati bni alhasani alqa'imi almahdiyyi
Peace be upon the Argument (of Allah), the son of al-Hasan, the Assumer and the well-guided.

صَلَوَاتُ اللّهِ عَلَيْهِمْ أَجْمَعينَ
salawatu allahi `alayhim ajma`ina
Blessings of Allah be upon them all.
After saying this litany, one may pray to Almighty Allah to grant him all his personal desires.

19.Shaykh al-Kaf`ami dua expressing articles of faith:"
ر َضِيتُ بِٱللَّهِ رَبّاً
raditu billahi rabban
I have submitted to Allah being my Lord,

وَبِٱلإِسْلاَمِ ديناً
wa bil-islami dinan
to Islam being my religion,

وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ نَبِيّاً
wa bimuhammadin salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi nabiyyan
to Muhammad—peace be upon him and his Household—being the Prophet,

وَبِعَلِيٍّ إِمَامَاً
wa bi`aliyyin imaman
to `Ali being my leader,

وَبِٱلْحَسَنِ وَٱلْحُسَيْنِ
wa bilhasani wal-husayni
to al-Hasan, al-Husayn,

وَعَلِيٍّ وَمُحَمَّدٍ
wa `aliyyin wa muhammadin
`Ali, Muhammad,

وَجَعْفَر وَمُوسَىٰ
wa ja`farin wa musa
Ja`far, Musa,

وَعَلِيٍّ وَمُحَمَّدٍ
wa `aliyyin wa muhammadin
`Ali, Muhammad,

وَعَلِيٍّ وَٱلْحَسَنِ
wa `aliyyin wal-hasani
`Ali, al-Hasan,

وَٱلْخَلَفِ ٱلصَّالِحِ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
wal-khalafi alssalihi `alayhimu alssalamu
and the Righteous Successor—peace be upon them all—

أَئِمَّةً وَسَادَةً وَقَادَةً
a'immatan wa sadatan wa qadatan
being my Imams, masters, and leaders.

بِهِمْ أَتَولَّىٰ وَمِنْ أَعْدَائِهِمْ أَتَبَرَّأُ
bihim atawalla wa min a`da'ihim atabarra'u
Only them should I follow and their enemies will I disavow.

You should then repeat the following prayer three times:
ا َللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ ٱلْعَفْوَ وَٱلْعَافِيَةَ
allahumma inni as'aluka al`afwa wal-`afiyata
O Allah, I ask You for amnesty, good health,

وَٱلْمُعَافَاةَ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
wal-mu`afata fi alddunya wal-akhirati
and wellbeing in this world as well as the Next World.


20 From Baqiyatus salehat The Secret Supplicatory Prayers of Sacredness
Seventeenth: According to a Word of Sacredness, Almighty Allah is reported to have said to the Holy Prophet (s): O Muhammad, convey these words to those who intend to seek nearness to Me: Be it known to you surely that the following words are the best of what can be used as means of seeking nearness to Me after the obligatory prayers:

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّهُ لَمْ يُمْسِ احَدٌ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
allahumma innahu lam yumsi ahadun min khalqika
O Allah! Indeed, none of Your creatures

انْتَ إِلَيْهِ احْسَنُ صَنِيعاً
anta ilayhi ahsanu sani`an
You have granted more favors,

وَلاَ لَهُ ادْوَمُ كَرَامَةً
wa la lahu adwamu karamatan
longer honors,

وَلاَ عَلَيْهِ ابْيَنُ فَضْلاًَ
wa la `alayhi abyanu fadlan
more manifest graces,

وَلاَ بِهِ اشَدُّ تَرَفُّقاً
wa la bihi ashaddu taraffuqan
more lenient acts,

وَلاَ عَلَيْهِ اشَدُّ حِيَاطَةً
wa la `alayhi ashaddu hiyatatan
stronger protection,

وَلاَ عَلَيْهِ اشَدُّ تَعَطُّفاً
wa la `alayhi ashaddu ta`attufan
and more compassionate treatment

مِنْكَ عَلَيَّ
minka `alayya
than I am,

وَإِنْ كَانَ جَمِيعُ ٱلْمَخْلُوقِينَ
wa in kana jami`u almakhluqina
although all of Your creatures

يُعَدِّدُونَ مِنْ ذٰلِكَ مِثْلَ تَعْدِيدِي
yu`addiduna min dhalika mithla ta`didi
can count the same as what I have counted.

فَٱشْهَدْ يَا كَافِيَ ٱلشَّهَادَةِ
fashhad ya kafiya alshshahadati
So, (please) bear witness, O He Whose witness is sufficient to me

بِانِّي اشْهِدُكَ بِنِيَّةِ صِدْقٍ
bi-anni ushhiduka biniyyati sidqin
that I ask You to bear witness to me with honest intention

بِانَّ لَكَ ٱلْفَضْلَ وَٱلطَّوْلَ
bi-anna laka alfadla walttawla
that Yours are all favors and all bounties

فِي إِنْعَامِكَ عَلَيَّ
fi in`amika `alayya
that have been done to me

مَعَ قِلَّةِ شُكْرِي لَكَ فِيهَا
ma`a qillati shukri laka fiha
although I have shown You very little gratitude for all that.

يَا فَاعِلَ كُلِّ إِرَادَةٍ
ya fa`ila kulli iradatin
O Doer of all wills,

صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
salli `ala muhammadin wa alihi
(please) bless Muhammad and his Household,

وَطَوِّقْنِي امَاناً مِنْ حُلُولِ ٱلسَّخَطِ لِقِلَّةِ ٱلشُّكْرِ
wa tawwiqni amanan min hululi alssakhati liqillati alshshukri
surround me with security against the befalling of Your wrath on account of my little gratitude,

وَاوْجِبْ لِي زِيَادَةً مِنْ إِتْمَامِ ٱلنِّعْمَةِ بِسَعَةِ ٱلْمَغْفِرَةِ
wa awjib li ziyadatan min itmami alnni`mati bisa`ati almaghfirati
decide for me more complete graces through expansive forgiveness of You,

امْطِرْنِي خَيْرَكَ
amtirni khayraka
and pour down upon me Your good turns.

فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
fasalli `ala muhammadin wa alihi
So, (please) bless Muhammad and his Household

وَلاَ تُقَايِسْنِي بِسُوءِ سَرِيرَتِي
wa la tuqayisni bisu'i sarirati
and do not treat me according to the amount of my ill intention;

وَٱمْتَحِنْ قَلْبِي لِرِضَاكَ
wamtahin qalbi liridaka
rather, (please) test my heart in order to win Your pleasure

وَٱجْعَلْ مَا تَقَرَّبْتُ بِهِ إِلَيْكَ
waj`al ma taqarrabtu bihi ilayka
and make pure that through which I have sought nearness to You

فِي دِينِكَ لَكَ خَالِصاً
fi dinika laka khalisan
with regard to the affairs of Your religion,

وَلاَ تَجْعَلْهُ لِلُزُومِ شُبْهَةٍ اوْ فَخْرٍ اوْ رِيَاءٍ
wa la taj`alhu liluzumi shubhatin aw fakhrin aw riya'in
and do not make it to be accompanied by any suspicion, pride, or ostentation.

يَا كَرِيمُ
ya karimu
O All-generous!

This supplicatory prayer is one of the thirty-one secret supplications of sacredness (i.e. supplications that are reported from Almighty Allah directly) that are said for winning this-worldly and the otherworldly requests.
Our master scholars have quoted these supplicatory prayers through connected chains of authority, and some of them are quoted in Shaykh al-Tusi’s Misbah al-Mutahajjid and al-Kaf`ami’s al-Misbah. To see all these thirty-one supplications, it is advisable to refer to al-Balad al-Amin, the Book of Supplications in Bihar al-Anwar, and al-Jawahir al-Saniyyah.

21.From Sahifa Radhvia Ch6 recited for Rizq

يَا مَنْ يَـمْلِكُ حَوَائِـجَ السَّائِلِيْنَ وَ يَعْلَمُ ضَمِيْرَ الصَّامِتِيْنَ لِكُلِّ مَسْاَلَةٍ مِنْكَ سَمْعٌ حَاضِرٌ وَ جَوَابٌ عَتِيْدٌ
yaa man yamleko hawaaejas saaa-eleena wa ya’lamo zameeras saameteena le-kulle mas-alatin minka sam-u’n haazerun wa jawaabun a’teedun
O One Who has command over the fulfillment of the desires of those who beg. He knows what is in the hearts of those who remain quiet. Every question is heard by You and for it answer is provided

وَ لِكُلِّ صَامِتٍ مِنْكَ عِلْمٌ بَاطِنٌ مُـحِيْطٌ اَسْاَلُكَ بِـمَوَاعِيْدِكَ الصَّادِقَةِ وَ اَيَادِيْكَ الْفَاضِلَةِ وَ رَحْمَتِكَ الْوَاسِعَةِ وَ سُلْطَانِكَ الْقَاهِرِ وَ مُلْكِكَ الدَّائِمِ وَ كَلِمَاتِكَ التَّامَّاتِ
wa lekulle saametin minka i’lmun baatenun moheetun as-aloka be-mawaa-e’edekas saadeqate wa ayaadeekal faazelate wa rahmatekal waa-se-a’te wa sultaanekal qaahere wa mulkekad daa-eme wa kalemaatekat taam-maate
and for every silence has hidden encompassing knowledge from Your side. I beseech You with Your true promises, and Your abundant blessings, and your encompassing Mercy, and Your encompassing power, and Your everlasting kingdom, and Your complete words.
يَا مَنْ لَا تَنْفَعُهٗ طَاعَةُ الْمُطِيْعِيْنَ وَ لَا یَضُرُّهٗ مَعْصِيَةُ الْعَاصِيْنَ
yaa man laa tanfa-o’hu taa-a’tul mo-tee-e’ena wa laa yazurrohu ma’seyatul a’aseena
O the One Who does not benefit from the obedience of the obedient, and does not get hurt by the disobedience of the disobedient,

صَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِہٖ وَ ارْزُقْنِيْ مِنْ فِضْلِكَ وَ اَعْطِنِيْ فِيْمَا تَرْزُقُنِي الْعَافِيَةَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ
salle a’laa mohammadin wa aalehi war zuqnee min fazleka wa a-a’tenee feemaa tarzoqonil a’afeyata be-rahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeen
send blessing upon Muhammad and his progeny and grant me sustenance from Your favour, and bestow me wellbeing as my sustenance by Your mercy, O Most Merciful of all.

(8) Supplication in Prostration at the Time of Distress
Imam Reza (a.s.) has narrated this supplication:
“While feeling weakness or involved in any trouble and tired of misfortunes then go into prostration and put first your right cheek and then left cheek on the earth and every time recite:
يَا مُذِلَّ كُلِّ جَبَّارٍ عَنِيْدٍ يَا مُعِزَّ كُلِّ ذَلِيْلٍ قَدْ وَ حَقِّكَ بَلَغَ مَـجْهُوْدِيْ فَصَلِّ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِهٖ وَ فَرِّجْ عَنِّيْ.
yaa mozilla kulle jabbaarin a’needin yaa o-i’zza kulle zaleelin qad wa haqqeqa balagha majhoodee fa-salle a’laa mohammadin wa aalehi wa farrij a’nnee.
O Humiliator of all tyrants! O Dignifier of all humble ones! I, swearing by You, have exerted all efforts; so, send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household and relieve me.

Chapter 9 Supplications to be Recited Everyday
(1) Important Supplication for ‘Discharging the Rights of Allah’
Sayed Ibn Taaoos (r.a.) has narrated on the authority of Imam Reza (a.s.) who on the authority of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) said:
“Whoever wants that the weight of his deeds should exceed the prescribed weight on the scale (میزان) then in order to thank the bounties of the Almighty Allah recite this supplication:
سُبْحَانَ اللهِ كَمَا يَنْبَغِيْ لِلهِ وَ الْـحَمْدُ لِلهِ كَمَا يَنْبَغِي لِلهِ وَ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ كَمَا يَنْبَغِي لِلهِ وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللهِ وَ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلٰى مُـحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ وَ اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ النَّبِيِّ الْعَرَبِيِّ الْهَاشِمِيِّ وَ صَلَّي اللهُ عَلٰی جَمِيْعِ الْمُرْسَلِيْنَ وَ النَّبِيِّيْنَ حَتّٰى يَرْضَى اللهُ.
subhaanal laahe kamaa yanbaghee lillaahe wal hamdo lillaahe kamaa yanbaghee lillaahe wa laa elaaha illal laaho kamaa yanbaghee lillaahe wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahe wa sallal laaho a’laa mohammadin nabiyye wa ahle baytehin nabiyyil a’rabiyyil haashemiyye wa sallal laaho a’laa jamee-i’l mursaleena wan nabiyyeena hattaa yarzal laah.
Glory be to Allah as it should be due for Allah and praise be to Allah as it should be due for Allah and there is no god but Allah as it should be due for Allah and there are no means and no power without Allah and salutation of Allah upon Muhammad, the Prophet and the progeny of Prophet, the Arab, the Hashmite and salutation of Allah upon all the messengers and the prophets till Allah is satisfied.

22.Supplications after Every Obligatory Prayers 82 Rabeeul Anaam Fi Adeea-e-Khairil Anaam

The author of Mikyaal al-Makaarim writes, “There are times and occasions in which supplications for the hidden Imam, Hazrat Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) have been emphasized, asking Allah for his early reappearance, and these have been supported by Quranic verses, traditions and the intellect. There are numerous invocations, narrated on the authority of the infallible Imams (a.s.) in this regard. A few of them we shall mention hereunder: i)Supplications after Every Obligatory Prayer
Shaykh Saduq (a.r.), in “ مَنْ لَ يَحْضُرُهُ الْفَقِيهْ ” narrates from the ninth Imam, Muhammad al-Jawad (a.s.), the following supplication:
رَضِيْتُ بِالِ رَبّا وَ بِاْلِسْلَمِ دِيْنًا وَ بِالْقُرْآنِ كِتَابًا وَ بِمُحَمّدٍ صَلّی الُ عَلَيْهِ
وَ آلِهكِ وَ سكَلّمْ نَبِي اَ وَ بِعَلٰى وَ لِي اَ،
وَ بِالْحَسكَنِ وَ الْحُسكَيْنِ وَ عَلٰى بْنكِ الْحُسَيْنِ وَ مُحَمّدِ بْنِ عَلٰى وَ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمّدٍ وَ مُوسَی بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ وَ عَلٰى وَ الْحُجّةِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلٰى عَلَيْهِمُ اَلسّلَمُ اَئِمّةً.
اََللّهُمّ وَلِيّكَ الْحُجّةُ،
فَاحْفَظْهُ مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَ مِنْ خَلْفِهِ وَ عَنْ يَمِيْنِهِ وَ عَنْ شِمَالِ هِ وَ مِ نْ فَوْقِ هِ وَ مِ نْ تَحْتِ هِ،
وَ اُمْدُدْ لَ هُ فِ يْ عُمُرِ هِ،
وَ اجْعَلْ هُ الْقَائِ مَ بِاَمْرِ كَ الْمُنْتَصِرَ لِدِيْنِكَ،
وَ اَرِ هِ م اَ يُحِب وَ تَقَرّبِهِ عَيْنُهُ فِ يْ نَفْسِهِ وَ فِ يْ ذُرّيّتِهِ وَ اَهْلِهِ وَ مَالِهِ وَ فِيْ شِيْعَتِهِ وَ فِيْ عَدُوّهِ،
وَ اَرِهِمْ مِنْهُ مَا يَحْذَرُوْنَ،
وَ اَرِهِ فِيْهِمْ ماَ يُحِب و تَقَرّبِهِ عَيْنُهُ،
وَ اشْفِ بِهِ صُدُوْرَنَا وَ صُدُوْرَ قَوْمٍ مُؤْمِنِيْنَ.

ii)Invocation for the renewal of allegiance for Imam-e-zamaan (a.t.f.s.) after every obligatory daily prayers: Allama Majlisi in Behaar al-Anwaar, narrates from the book, “Al- Ikhteyaar” of Sayyed Ibn Baaqi, that Imam Sadeq (a.s.) said, “One who recites this supplication after every obligatory daily prayers, then he will certainly get the privilege of seeing Imam-e-Zamaan (a.t.f.s.), in sleep or otherwise.
بِسْمِ الِ الرّحْمٰنِ الرّحِيْمِ،
اََللّهُمّ بَلّغْ مَوْلَنَا صَاحِبَ الزّمَانِ،
اَيْنَمَا كَانَ وَ حَيْثُمَا كَانَ،
مِنْ مَشَارِقِ اْلَرْضِ وَ مَغَارِبِهَا، سَهْلِهَا وَ جَبَلِهَا،
عَنّىْ وَ عَنْ وَ الِدَىّ وَ عَنْ وَ لْدىِْ وَ اِخْوَ انِىْ التّحِيّةَ وَ السّلَمَ،
عَدَدَ خَلْقِ ال وَ زِنَةَ عَرْشِ الِ وَ مَا اَحْصَاهُ كِتَابُهُ وَ اَحَاطَ بِهِ عِلْمُهُ.
اََللّهُم اِنّىْ اُجَدّدُ لَ هُ فِ يْ صَبِيْحَةِ هٰذَا الْيَوْ مِ وَ م اَ عِشْتُ فِيْ هِ مِ نْ اَي اَ مِ حَيَاتِىْ،
عَهْدًا وَ عَقْدًا وَ بَيْعَةً لَهُ فِيْ عُنُقِىْ،
لَ اَحُوْلُ عَنْهَا وَ لَ اَزُوْلُ اَبَدًا.
اََللّهُمّ اجْعَلْنِىْ مِنْ اَنْصَارِهِ وَ الذّابّيْنَ عَنْهُ،
وَ الْمُمْتَثِلِيْنَ لَوَ امِرِهِ وَ نَوَ اهِيْهِ فِيْ اَيَا مِهِ،
وَ الْمُسْتَشْهَدِينَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ.
اََللّهُمّ اِنْ حَالَ بَيْنِىْ وَ بَيْنَهُ الْمَوْتُ الّذِىْ جَعَلْتَهُ عَلٰی عِبَادِكَ حَتْمًا مَقْضِيَا،
فَاَخْرِجْنِىْ مِنكْ قَبْرِىْ، مُؤْتَزِرًا كَفَنِىْ، شَاهِرًا سكَيْفِيْ،
مُجَرّدًا قَنَاتِىْ، مُلَبّي اَدَعْوَ ةَ الدّاعِىْ فِيْ الْحَاضِرِ وَ الْبَادِىْ.
اََللّهُمّ اَرِنِىْ الطّلْعَةَ الرّشِيْدَةَ وَ الْغُرّةَ الْحَمِيْدَةَ،
وَ اکْحُلْ بَصَرىِْ بِنَظْرَةٍ مِنّىِ اِلَيْهِ،
وَ عَجّلْ فَرَجَهُ وَ سَهّلْ مَخْرَجَهُ.
اََللّهُمّ اشْدُدْ اَزْرَهُ وَ قَوَ ظَهْرَهُ وَ طَوَ لْ عُمْرَهُ،
وَ اعْمُرِ اللّهُمّ بِهِ بِلَدَكَ وَ اَحْىِ بِ هِ عِبَادَ كَ، فَاِنّكَ قُلْتَ وَ قَوْلُكَ الْحَق :ّ ’’ظَهَرَ الْفَ سَادُ فِ يْ الْبَرّ وَ الْبَحْرِ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ اَيْدِىْ النّاسِ.‘‘
فَاَظْهِرِ اللّهُمّ لَنَا وَلِيّكَ وَ ابْنَ بِنْتِ نَبِيّكَ،
الْمُسَمّیٰ بِاسْمِ رَسُولِكَ صَلّی ال عَلَيْ هِ وَ آلِ هِ،
حَتّ یٰ لَ يَظْفَرَ بِشَیْءٍ مِ نَ الْبَاطِلِ اِلّ مَزّقَ هُ وَ يُحِق ال الْحَقّ بِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَ يُحَقّقَهُ.
اََللّهُمّ اکْشِفْ هٰذِهِ الْغُمّةَ عَنْ هٰذِهِ اْلُمّةِ بِظُهُوْرِهِ،
اِنّهُمْ يَرَوْنَهُ بَعِيْدًا وَ نَرَاهُقَرِيْبًا،
وَ صَلّی ال عَلٰی مُحَمّدٍ وَ آلِهِ.


iii)Supplication Enhances Longevity
Among the deeds that are stressed upon, is to pray for the early reappearance of Imam al-Mahdi (a.t.f.s.) after every obligatory prayer. The author of Mikyaal al-Makaarim has supported this idea with the help of the following tradition which says, “Whoever recites the following invocation after every obligatory prayer, his life will be prolonged till he sees Imam-e-Zamaan (a.t.f.s.).” The invocation is as follows:
اََللّهُم صكَلّ عَل یٰ مُحَمّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمّدٍ،
اََللّهُم اِن رَسكُولَكَ الصكّادِقَ الْمُصَدّقَ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ قَالَ اِنّكَ قُلْتُ: ’’مَا تَرَدّدْتُ فِيْ شَىْءٍ اَنَا فَاعِلُهُ كَتَرَدّدىِْ فِيْ قَبْضِ رُوْحِ عَبْدِىَ الْمُؤْمِنِ،
يَکْرَهُ الْمَوْتَ وَ اَنا اَکْرَهُ مَسَائَتَهُ.‘‘
اََللّهُمّ فَصَلّ عَلٰی مُحَمّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمّدٍ،
وَ عَجّلْ لَوْلِيَائِكَ الْفَرْجَ وَ النّصْرَ وَ الْعَافِيْةَ،
وَ لَ تَسُوْنِىْ نَفْسِىْ وَ لَ فِيْ فُلنٍ.
قَالَ )عليه السلم(: وَ تَذْکُرُ مَنْ شِئْتَ.
1 Mikyaal al-Makaarim, vol. 2, p. 4; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 86, p. 61 narrating from Ikhteyaar of Ibn al-Baaqee.
iv ) Another Invocation for Longevity
Allama Majlisi, in Kitab al-Salaat of Behaar al-Anwaar, narrates from “Falaah al-Saael” of the renowned scholar, Sayed Ibn Tawoos, who writes, “Abu Muhammad Haroon Ibn Musa relates from Abu al-Hasan Ali Ibn Yaqub al-Ajali al-Kesaai, from Ali Ibn al-Hasan Ibn Fazaalah, from Ja’far Ibn Muhammad Ibn Hakeem, from Jameel Ibn Darraaj, who recounts, “ A man came to the presence of Imam Sadeq (a.s.) and said, “O Master! I have become old and my relatives have died. I am afraid that I too may become a victim of the clutches of death while I don’t have anybody with whom I am acquainted and can refer to him.” Imam (a.s.) replied, “Surely among your believing brothers, there is somebody who is very close to you in relation. Your closeness with him is to the extent of intimacy. Yet, it is necessary that after every prayer, you recite the following supplication:
اََللّهُم صَلّ عَلٰی مُحَمّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمّدٍ،
اََللّهُم اِن ال صّادِقَ عَلَيْ هِ اَل سّلَمُ قَالَ: اِنّكَ قُلْتُ:
’’مَا تَرَدّدْتُ فِيْ شَیْءٍ اَنَا فَاعِلُهُ كَتَرَدّدىِْ فِيْ قَبْضِ رُوْحِ عَبْدِىَ الْمُؤْمِنِ، يَکْرَهُ الْمَوْتَ وَ اَکْرَهُ مَسَائَتَهُ.‘‘
اََللّهُمّ فَصَلّ عَلٰی مُحَمّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمّدٍ وَ عَجّلْ لِوَلِيّكَ الْفَرَجَ وَ الْعَافِيْةَ وَ النّصْرَ،
وَ لَ تَسُؤْنِىْ فِيْ نَفْسِىْ وَ لَ فِيْ اَحَدٍ مِنْ اَحِبّتِىْ.
If you want name them one by one, if you wish, name them separately or if you so desire, name them together.” The man said, “By Allah! I lived my life to the fullest.”

v) Supplication of Revenge ( (النتقام
Imam Sadeq (a.s.) says, “Among our rights on our Shias is that they hold their beards and say after every obligatory prayer thrice,
ي اَ رَب مُحَمّدٍ، عَجّلْ فَرَجكَ آلِ مُحَمّدٍ، ي اَ رَب مُحَمّدٍ،
اِحْفَظكْ غَيْبَةَ مُحَمّدٍ، يَا رَبّ مُحَمّدٍ،
اِنْتَقِمْ لِبْنَةِ مُحَمّدٍ صَلّی الُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَ سَلّمَ.

1 Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 86, p. 7. 2 Jamaal al-Saaleheen, Mikyaal al-Makarem, vol. 2, p. 7. vi)Supplications During and After Prayers 87
عَلَنِيَةٌ، اَىْ مُبْدِئُ اَىْ مُعِيْدُ.
اَ سْئَلَكَ بِحَقّكَ عَلٰى خِيَرَتِكَ مِ نْ خَلْقِكَ،
وَ بِحَقّهِ مُ الّذِىْ اَوْجَبْتَ لَهُ مْعَلٰی نَفْ سِكَ،
اَ نْ تُ صَلّىَ عَلٰی مُحَمّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمّدٍ اَهْلِ بَيْتِ هِ،
وَ اَ نْ تَمُن عَلٰى السّاعَةَ بِفَكَاكِ رَقَبَتِىْ مِنَ النّارِ،
وَ اَنْجِزْ لِوَلِيّكَ وَ ابْنِ نَبِيّكَ،
الدّاعِىْ اِلَيْكَ بِاِذْنِكَ وَ اَمِيْنِكَ فِ يْ خَلْقِكَ وَ عَيْنِكَ فِ يْ عِبَادِ كَ وَ حُجّتِكَ عَلٰی خَلْقِكَ عَلَيْهِ صَلَوَاتُكَ وَ بَرَكَاتُكَ وَ عْدَهَ،
اََللّهُم اَيّدْهُ بِنَصْرِكَ،
وَ انْصُرْعَبْدَكَ وَ قَوّ اَصْحَابَهُ وَ صَبّرَهُمْ،
وَ افْتَحْ لَهُمْ مِنْ لَدُنْكَ سُلْطانًا نَصِيْرًا،
وَ عَجّلْ فَرْجَهُ وَ اَمْكَنَهُ مِنْ اَعْدَائِكَ وَ اَعْدَاءِ رَسُولِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرّاحِمِيْنَ.
The narrator asked, “May I be sacrificed for you, have you not prayed for yourself?’ He (a.s.) replied, ‘I have prayed for the light of Ale Muhammad (a.s.), the first of them, and the avenger of their enemies by the command of Allah…”


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I asked, “Whom are you praying for?’ He (a.s.) replied, “It was for al-Mahdi from the progeny of Muhammad.”
Then he (a.s.) said,
بِاَبِْ الْمُنْتَدَحُ الْبَطْنِ، اَلْمَقْرُوْنُ الْحَاجِبَيْنِ،
اَحْمَشُ السّاقَيْنِ، بَعِيدُ مَا بَيْنَ الْمَنْكِبَيْنِ، اَسْمَرُ اللّوْنِ، يَعْتَوْرُهُ مَعَ سُمْرَتِهِ صُفْرَةٌ مِنْ سَهَرَ اللّيْلِ،
بِاَبِیْ مِنْ لَيْلَةِ يُرْعٰی النّجُوْمُ سَاجِدًا وَ رَاكِعًا.
بِاَبِیْ مَنْ لَ يَا خُذُهُ فِی الِ لَوْمَةُ لَئِمٍ، مِصْبَاحُ الدّجٰی. بِاَبِیْ الْقَائِمِ بِاَمْرِ الِ.
اَلْحَدِيْثُ.