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Mafatih al-Jinan (Keys to Heavens): Arabic-English

Mafatih al-Jinan (Keys to Heavens): Arabic-English

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This book is corrected and edited by Al-Hassanain (p) Institue for Islamic Heritage and Thought


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(F) FIFTEENTH OF RAJAB

According to narrations, there are many rites to be advisably performed at the fifteenth (i.e. middle) night of Rajab:

First: Bathing is an advisable act at this night.

Second: As said by ‘Allamah al-Majlisi, It is recommended to spend this whole night with acts of worship.

Third: It is recommended to visit the holy shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a.s.) at this night.

Fourth: It is also recommended to offer the six-unit prayer previously mentioned within the rites of the thirteenth night.

Fifth: It is recommended to offer a prayer consisting of thirty units in each of which one should recite Surah al-Faatehah one time and Surah al-Tawheed ten times. Sayyid Ibn Tawus has reported this prayer from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) with an abundant reward.

Sixth: It is recommended to offer another prayer consisting of twelve units in each of which Surahs of al-Faatehah, al-Tawheed, al-Falaq, al-Nas, al-Qadr, and Ayah al-Kursi should be recited four times EACH. After accomplishing the prayer, one should repeat the following litany four times:

اللّٰهُ اللّٰهُ رَبِّي لا اُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئا وَ لا اَتَّخِذُ مِنْ دُونِهِ وَلِيّا

One may then submit his requests.

Sayyid Ibn Tawus has narrated this prayer in this form from Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) although Shaykh al-Tusi, in Misbah al-Mutahajjid, has mentioned that Dawud ibn Sarhan narrated that Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) said the following:

On the fifteenth night of Rajab, you may offer a twelve-unit prayer in each unit of which you may recite Surah al-Faatehah and any other Surah. When you finish, you may recite Surah al-Faatehah, al-Falaq, al-Nas, al-Tawheed, and Ayah al-Kursi each four times. After that, you may repeat the following litany four times:

سُبْحَانَ اللّٰهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ وَ اللّٰهُ اَكْبَرُ

Then, you may say the following:

اللّٰهُ اللّٰهُ رَبِّي لا اُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئا وَ مَا شَاءَ اللّٰهُ لا قُوَّةَ اِلا بِاللّٰهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ.

The same prayer may be offered at the twenty-seventh night of Rajab.

THE FIFTEENTH OF RAJAB

On this blessed day, the following rites may be advisably done:

First: It is recommended to bathe oneself on this day.

Second: It is also recommended to visit the holy shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a.s.) on this day. In this respect, it has been narrated that Abu-Basir asked Imam al-Rida(a.s.) about the best times of visiting Imam al-Husayn’s tomb. The Imam (a.s.) answered, “These are the fifteenth of Rajab and the fifteenth of Sha’ban.”

Third: It is recommended to offer the famous Salat Salman prayer in the form which has been previously mentioned within the rites of the first day of Rajab.

Fourth: One may offer a four-unit prayer after the accomplishment of which, one may extend the hands and say the following supplicatory prayer:

اللّٰهُمَّ يَا مُذِلَّ كُلِّ جَبَّارٍ وَ يَا مُعِزَّ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ اَنْتَ كَهْفِي حِينَ تُعْيِينِي الْمَذَاهِبُ وَ اَنْتَ بَارِئُ خَلْقِي رَحْمَةً بِي وَ قَدْ كُنْتَ عَنْ خَلْقِي غَنِيّا وَ لَوْ لا رَحْمَتُكَ لَكُنْتُ مِنَ الْهَالِكِينَ وَ اَنْتَ مُؤَيِّدِي بِالنَّصْرِ عَلَى اَعْدَائِي وَ لَوْ لا نَصْرُكَ اِيَّايَ لَكُنْتُ مِنَ الْمَفْضُوحِينَ يَا مُرْسِلَ الرَّحْمَةِ مِنْ مَعَادِنِهَا وَ مُنْشِئَ الْبَرَكَةِ مِنْ مَوَاضِعِهَا يَا مَنْ خَصَّ نَفْسَهُ بِالشُّمُوخِ وَ الرِّفْعَةِ فَاَوْلِيَاؤُهُ بِعِزِّهِ يَتَعَزَّزُونَ وَ يَا مَنْ وَضَعَتْ لَهُ الْمُلُوكُ نِيرَ الْمَذَلَّةِ عَلَى اَعْنَاقِهِمْ فَهُمْ مِنْ سَطَوَاتِهِ خَائِفُونَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِكَيْنُونِيَّتِكَ الَّتِي اشْتَقَقْتَهَا مِنْ كِبْرِيَائِكَ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِكِبْرِيَائِكَ الَّتِي اشْتَقَقْتَهَا مِنْ عِزَّتِكَ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِعِزَّتِكَ الَّتِي اسْتَوَيْتَ بِهَا عَلَى عَرْشِكَ فَخَلَقْتَ بِهَا جَمِيعَ خَلْقِكَ فَهُمْ لَكَ مُذْعِنُونَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ.

According to a narration, Any aggrieved person who says this supplicatory prayer will have his grief released by Almighty Allah.

(G) AAMAL & DUA OF UMME DAWOOD

Fifth: The most important rite on this day is to say the supplicatory prayer known as Dua Ummi-Dawud. This great supplicatory prayer brings about innumerable rewards some of which are that it grants the requests, relieves from anguishes, and saves from the persecutions of the wrongdoers.

In the word of Shaykh al-Tusi, in his book of Misbah al-Mutahajjid, one who intend to do this rite is required to observe fasting on the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth days of Rajab. At the midday of the fifteenth, one should bathe himself. After midday, one should offer the obligatory Zohr and Asr Prayers so excellently that one should do all the parts perfectly. It is advisable to be in a vacant place so as not to be engaged with anything and not to be addressed by anyone. When the (obligatory) prayer is accomplished, one should face the kiblah direction and recite Surah al-Faatehah one hundred times, Surah al-Tawheed one hundred times, and Ayah al-Kursi ten times. Afterward, Surahs al-An’am (No. 6), al-Isra’ (also called Bani-Isra’il; No. 17), al-Kahf (No. 18), Luqman (No. 31), Yasin (No. 36), al-Saaffaat (No. 37), al-Zukhruf (No. 43), al-Shura (No. 42), al-Dukhan (No. 44), al-Fath (No. 48), al-Waqiah (No. 56), al-Mulk (No. 67), al-Qalam (No. 68), al-Inshiqaq (No. 84) and all Surahs following up to the end of the Holy Qur’an should be recited.

After reciting all these Surahs, one may, still facing the kiblah, say the following supplicatory prayer:

صَدَقَ اللّٰهُ الْعَظِيمُ الَّذِي لا اِلَهَ اِلا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ذُو الْجَلالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ الرَّحْمَنُ الرَّحِيمُ الْحَلِيمُ الْكَرِيمُ الَّذِي لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْ‏ءٌ وَ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ الْبَصِيرُ الْخَبِيرُ شَهِدَ اللّٰهُ اَنَّهُ لا اِلَهَ اِلا هُوَ وَ الْمَلائِكَةُ وَ اُولُوا الْعِلْمِ قَائِما بِالْقِسْطِ لا اِلَهَ اِلا هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ وَ بَلَّغَتْ رُسُلُهُ الْكِرَامُ وَ اَنَا عَلَى ذَلِكَ مِنَ الشَّاهِدِينَ اللّٰهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ وَ لَكَ الْمَجْدُ وَ لَكَ الْعِزُّ وَ لَكَ الْفَخْرُ وَ لَكَ الْقَهْرُ وَ لَكَ النِّعْمَةُ وَ لَكَ الْعَظَمَةُ وَ لَكَ الرَّحْمَةُ وَ لَكَ الْمَهَابَةُ وَ لَكَ السُّلْطَانُ وَ لَكَ الْبَهَاءُ وَ لَكَ الامْتِنَانُ وَ لَكَ التَّسْبِيحُ وَ لَكَ التَّقْدِيسُ وَ لَكَ التَّهْلِيلُ وَ لَكَ التَّكْبِيرُ وَ لَكَ مَا يُرَى وَ لَكَ مَا لا يُرَى وَ لَكَ مَا فَوْقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ الْعُلَى ، وَ لَكَ مَا تَحْتَ الثَّرَى وَ لَكَ الْاَرَضُونَ السُّفْلَى وَ لَكَ الْآخِرَةُ وَ الْاُولَى وَ لَكَ مَا تَرْضَى بِهِ مِنَ الثَّنَاءِ وَ الْحَمْدِ وَ الشُّكْرِ وَ النَّعْمَاءِ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى جَبْرَئِيلَ اَمِينِكَ عَلَى وَحْيِكَ وَ الْقَوِيِّ عَلَى اَمْرِكَ وَ الْمُطَاعِ فِي سَمَاوَاتِكَ وَ مَحَالِّ كَرَامَاتِكَ الْمُتَحَمِّلِ لِكَلِمَاتِكَ النَّاصِرِ لِاَنْبِيَائِكَ الْمُدَمِّرِ لِاَعْدَائِكَ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مِيكَائِيلَ مَلَكِ رَحْمَتِكَ وَ الْمَخْلُوقِ لِرَأْفَتِكَ وَ الْمُسْتَغْفِرِ الْمُعِينِ لِاَهْلِ طَاعَتِكَ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى اِسْرَافِيلَ حَامِلِ عَرْشِكَ وَ صَاحِبِ الصُّورِ الْمُنْتَظِرِ لِاَمْرِكَ الْوَجِلِ الْمُشْفِقِ مِنْ خِيفَتِكَ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى حَمَلَةِ الْعَرْشِ الطَّاهِرِينَ ، وَ عَلَى السَّفَرَةِ الْكِرَامِ الْبَرَرَةِ الطَّيِّبِينَ وَ عَلَى مَلائِكَتِكَ الْكِرَامِ الْكَاتِبِينَ وَ عَلَى مَلائِكَةِ الْجِنَانِ وَ خَزَنَةِ النِّيرَانِ وَ مَلَكِ الْمَوْتِ وَ الْاَعْوَانِ يَا ذَا الْجَلالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى اَبِينَا آدَمَ بَدِيعِ فِطْرَتِكَ الَّذِي كَرَّمْتَهُ بِسُجُودِ مَلائِكَتِكَ وَ اَبَحْتَهُ جَنَّتَكَ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى اُمِّنَا حَوَّاءَ الْمُطَهَّرَةِ مِنَ الرِّجْسِ الْمُصَفَّاةِ مِنَ الدَّنَسِ الْمُفَضَّلَةِ مِنَ الْاِنْسِ الْمُتَرَدِّدَةِ بَيْنَ مَحَالِّ الْقُدْسِ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى هَابِيلَ وَ شَيْثٍ وَ اِدْرِيسَ وَ نُوحٍ وَ هُودٍ وَ صَالِحٍ وَ اِبْرَاهِيمَ وَ اِسْمَاعِيلَ وَ اِسْحَاقَ وَ يَعْقُوبَ وَ يُوسُفَ وَ الْاَسْبَاطِ وَ لُوطٍ وَ شُعَيْبٍ وَ اَيُّوبَ وَ مُوسَى وَ هَارُونَ وَ يُوشَعَ وَ مِيشَا وَ الْخِضْرِ وَ ذِي الْقَرْنَيْنِ وَ يُونُسَ وَ اِلْيَاسَ وَ الْيَسَعِ وَ ذِي الْكِفْلِ وَ طَالُوتَ وَ دَاوُدَ وَ سُلَيْمَانَ وَ زَكَرِيَّا وَ شَعْيَا وَ يَحْيَى وَ تُورَخَ وَ مَتَّى وَ اِرْمِيَا وَ حَيْقُوقَ وَ دَانِيَالَ وَ عُزَيْرٍ وَ عِيسَى وَ شَمْعُونَ وَ جِرْجِيسَ وَ الْحَوَارِيِّينَ وَ الْاَتْبَاعِ وَ خَالِدٍ وَ حَنْظَلَةَ وَ لُقْمَانَ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ ارْحَمْ مُحَمَّدا وَ آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ بَارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ وَ رَحِمْتَ [وَ تَرَحَّمْتَ‏] وَ بَارَكْتَ عَلَى اِبْرَاهِيمَ وَ آلِ اِبْرَاهِيمَ اِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى الْاَوْصِيَاءِ وَ السُّعَدَاءِ وَ الشُّهَدَاءِ وَ اَئِمَّةِ الْهُدَى، اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى الْاَبْدَالِ وَ الْاَوْتَادِ وَ السُّيَّاحِ وَ الْعُبَّادِ وَ الْمُخْلِصِينَ وَ الزُّهَّادِ وَ اَهْلِ الْجِدِّ وَ الاجْتِهَادِ وَ اخْصُصْ مُحَمَّدا وَ اَهْلَ بَيْتِهِ بِاَفْضَلِ صَلَوَاتِكَ وَ اَجْزَلِ كَرَامَاتِكَ وَ بَلِّغْ رُوحَهُ وَ جَسَدَهُ مِنِّي تَحِيَّةً وَ سَلاما وَ زِدْهُ فَضْلا وَ شَرَفا وَ كَرَما حَتَّى تُبَلِّغَهُ اَعْلَى دَرَجَاتِ اَهْلِ الشَّرَفِ مِنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ وَ الْاَفَاضِلِ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ اللّٰهُمَّ وَ صَلِّ عَلَى مَنْ سَمَّيْتُ وَ مَنْ لَمْ اُسَمِّ مِنْ مَلائِكَتِكَ وَ اَنْبِيَائِكَ وَ رُسُلِكَ وَ اَهْلِ طَاعَتِكَ وَ اَوْصِلْ صَلَوَاتِي اِلَيْهِمْ وَ اِلَى اَرْوَاحِهِمْ وَ اجْعَلْهُمْ اِخْوَانِي فِيكَ وَ اَعْوَانِي عَلَى دُعَائِكَ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْتَشْفِعُ بِكَ اِلَيْكَ وَ بِكَرَمِكَ اِلَى كَرَمِكَ وَ بِجُودِكَ اِلَى جُودِكَ وَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ اِلَى رَحْمَتِكَ ، وَ بِاَهْلِ طَاعَتِكَ اِلَيْكَ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ اللّٰهُمَّ بِكُلِّ مَا سَاَلَكَ بِهِ اَحَدٌ مِنْهُمْ مِنْ مَسْاَلَةٍ شَرِيفَةٍ غَيْرِ مَرْدُودَةٍ وَ بِمَا دَعَوْكَ بِهِ مِنْ دَعْوَةٍ مُجَابَةٍ غَيْرِ مُخَيَّبَةٍ يَا اللّٰهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ يَا رَحِيمُ يَا حَلِيمُ يَا كَرِيمُ يَا عَظِيمُ يَا جَلِيلُ يَا مُنِيلُ يَا جَمِيلُ يَا كَفِيلُ يَا وَكِيلُ يَا مُقِيلُ يَا مُجِيرُ يَا خَبِيرُ يَا مُنِيرُ يَا مُبِيرُ يَا مَنِيعُ يَا مُدِيلُ يَا مُحِيلُ يَا كَبِيرُ يَا قَدِيرُ يَا بَصِيرُ يَا شَكُورُ يَا بَرُّ يَا طُهْرُ يَا طَاهِرُ يَا قَاهِرُ يَا ظَاهِرُ يَا بَاطِنُ يَا سَاتِرُ يَا مُحِيطُ يَا مُقْتَدِرُ يَا حَفِيظُ يَا مُتَجَبِّرُ يَا قَرِيبُ يَا وَدُودُ يَا حَمِيدُ يَا مَجِيدُ يَا مُبْدِئُ يَا مُعِيدُ يَا شَهِيدُ يَا مُحْسِنُ يَا مُجْمِلُ يَا مُنْعِمُ يَا مُفْضِلُ يَا قَابِضُ يَا بَاسِطُ يَا هَادِي، يَا مُرْسِلُ يَا مُرْشِدُ يَا مُسَدِّدُ يَا مُعْطِي يَا مَانِعُ يَا دَافِعُ يَا رَافِعُ يَا بَاقِي يَا وَاقِي يَا خَلاقُ يَا وَهَّابُ يَا تَوَّابُ يَا فَتَّاحُ يَا نَفَّاحُ يَا مُرْتَاحُ يَا مَنْ بِيَدِهِ كُلُّ مِفْتَاحٍ يَا نَفَّاعُ يَا رَءُوفُ يَا عَطُوفُ يَا كَافِي يَا شَافِي يَا مُعَافِي يَا مُكَافِي يَا وَفِيُّ يَا مُهَيْمِنُ يَا عَزِيزُ يَا جَبَّارُ يَا مُتَكَبِّرُ يَا سَلامُ يَا مُؤْمِنُ يَا اَحَدُ يَا صَمَدُ يَا نُورُ يَا مُدَبِّرُ يَا فَرْدُ يَا وِتْرُ يَا قُدُّوسُ يَا نَاصِرُ يَا مُونِسُ يَا بَاعِثُ يَا وَارِثُ يَا عَالِمُ يَا حَاكِمُ يَا بَادِي يَا مُتَعَالِي يَا مُصَوِّرُ يَا مُسَلِّمُ يَا مُتَحَبِّبُ يَا قَائِمُ يَا دَائِمُ يَا عَلِيمُ يَا حَكِيمُ يَا جَوَادُ يَا بَارِئُ يَا بَارُّ يَا سَارُّ يَا عَدْلُ يَا فَاصِلُ يَا دَيَّانُ يَا حَنَّانُ يَا مَنَّانُ ، يَا سَمِيعُ يَا بَدِيعُ يَا خَفِيرُ يَا مُعِينُ [مُغَيِّرُ] يَا نَاشِرُ يَا غَافِرُ يَا قَدِيمُ يَا مُسَهِّلُ يَا مُيَسِّرُ يَا مُمِيتُ يَا مُحْيِي يَا نَافِعُ يَا رَازِقُس يَا مُقْتَدِرُ [مُقَدِّرُ] يَا مُسَبِّبُ يَا مُغِيثُ يَا مُغْنِي يَا مُقْنِي يَا خَالِقُ يَا رَاصِدُ يَا وَاحِدُ يَا حَاضِرُ يَا جَابِرُ يَا حَافِظُ يَا شَدِيدُ يَا غِيَاثُ يَا عَائِدُ يَا قَابِضُ يَا مَنْ عَلا فَاسْتَعْلَى فَكَانَ بِالْمَنْظَرِ الْاَعْلَى يَا مَنْ قَرُبَ فَدَنَا وَ بَعُدَ فَنَاَى وَ عَلِمَ السِّرَّ وَ اَخْفَى يَا مَنْ اِلَيْهِ التَّدْبِيرُ وَ لَهُ الْمَقَادِيرُ وَ يَا مَنِ الْعَسِيرُ عَلَيْهِ سَهْلٌ يَسِيرٌ يَا مَنْ هُوَ عَلَى مَا يَشَاءُ قَدِيرٌ يَا مُرْسِلَ الرِّيَاحِ يَا فَالِقَ الْاِصْبَاحِ يَا بَاعِثَ الْاَرْوَاحِ يَا ذَا الْجُودِ وَ السَّمَاحِ يَا رَادَّ مَا قَدْ فَاتَ يَا نَاشِرَ الْاَمْوَاتِ يَا جَامِعَ الشَّتَاتِ، يَا رَازِقَ مَنْ يَشَاءُ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ وَ يَا فَاعِلَ مَا يَشَاءُ كَيْفَ يَشَاءُ وَ يَا ذَا الْجَلالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ يَا حَيّا حِينَ لا حَيَّ يَا حَيُّ يَا مُحْيِيَ الْمَوْتَى يَا حَيُّ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ بَدِيعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ يَا اِلَهِي وَ سَيِّدِي صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ ارْحَمْ مُحَمَّدا وَ آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ بَارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ وَ بَارَكْتَ وَ رَحِمْتَ [تَرَحَّمْتَ‏] عَلَى اِبْرَاهِيمَ وَ آلِ اِبْرَاهِيمَ اِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ وَ ارْحَمْ ذُلِّي وَ فَاقَتِي وَ فَقْرِي وَ انْفِرَادِي وَ وَحْدَتِي وَ خُضُوعِي بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ وَ اعْتِمَادِي عَلَيْكَ وَ تَضَرُّعِي اِلَيْكَ، اَدْعُوكَ دُعَاءَ الْخَاضِعِ الذَّلِيلِ الْخَاشِعِ الْخَائِفِ الْمُشْفِقِ الْبَائِسِ الْمَهِينِ الْحَقِيرِ الْجَائِعِ الْفَقِيرِ الْعَائِذِ الْمُسْتَجِيرِ الْمُقِرِّ بِذَنْبِهِ الْمُسْتَغْفِرِ مِنْهُ الْمُسْتَكِينِ لِرَبِّهِ دُعَاءَ مَنْ اَسْلَمَتْهُ ثِقَتُهُ [نَفْسُهُ‏] وَ رَفَضَتْهُ اَحِبَّتُهُ وَ عَظُمَتْ فَجِيعَتُهُ دُعَاءَ حَرِقٍ حَزِينٍ ضَعِيفٍ مَهِينٍ بَائِسٍ مُسْتَكِينٍ بِكَ مُسْتَجِيرٍ اللّٰهُمَّ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَنَّكَ مَلِيكٌ وَ اَنَّكَ مَا تَشَاءُ مِنْ اَمْرٍ يَكُونُ وَ اَنَّكَ عَلَى مَا تَشَاءُ قَدِيرٌ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِحُرْمَةِ هٰذَا الشَّهْرِ الْحَرَامِ وَ الْبَيْتِ الْحَرَامِ وَ الْبَلَدِ الْحَرَامِ وَ الرُّكْنِ وَ الْمَقَامِ وَ الْمَشَاعِرِ الْعِظَامِ وَ بِحَقِّ نَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ السَّلامُ يَا مَنْ وَهَبَ لِآدَمَ شَيْثا، وَ لِاِبْرَاهِيمَ اِسْمَاعِيلَ وَ اِسْحَاقَ وَ يَا مَنْ رَدَّ يُوسُفَ عَلَى يَعْقُوبَ وَ يَا مَنْ كَشَفَ بَعْدَ الْبَلاءِ ضُرَّ اَيُّوبَ يَا رَادَّ مُوسَى عَلَى اُمِّهِ وَ زَائِدَ الْخِضْرِ فِي عِلْمِهِ وَ يَا مَنْ وَهَبَ لِدَاوُدَ سُلَيْمَانَ وَ لِزَكَرِيَّا يَحْيَى وَ لِمَرْيَمَ عِيسَى يَا حَافِظَ بِنْتِ شُعَيْبٍ وَ يَا كَافِلَ وَلَدِ اُمِّ مُوسَى [عَنْ وَالِدَتِهِ‏] اَسْاَلُكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي ذُنُوبِي كُلَّهَا وَ تُجِيرَنِي مِنْ عَذَابِكَ وَ تُوجِبَ لِي رِضْوَانَكَ وَ اَمَانَكَ وَ اِحْسَانَكَ وَ غُفْرَانَكَ وَ جِنَانَكَ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ اَنْ تَفُكَّ عَنِّي كُلَّ حَلْقَةٍ بَيْنِي وَ بَيْنَ مَنْ يُؤْذِينِي، وَ تَفْتَحَ لِي كُلَّ بَابٍ وَ تُلَيِّنَ لِي كُلَّ صَعْبٍ وَ تُسَهِّلَ لِي كُلَّ عَسِيرٍ وَ تُخْرِسَ عَنِّي كُلَّ نَاطِقٍ بِشَرٍّ وَ تَكُفَّ عَنِّي كُلَّ بَاغٍ وَ تَكْبِتَ [عَنِّي‏] كُلَّ عَدُوٍّ لِي وَ حَاسِدٍ وَ تَمْنَعَ مِنِّي كُلَّ ظَالِمٍ وَ تَكْفِيَنِي كُلَّ عَائِقٍ يَحُولُ بَيْنِي وَ بَيْنَ حَاجَتِي وَ يُحَاوِلُ اَنْ يُفَرِّقَ بَيْنِي وَ بَيْنَ طَاعَتِكَ وَ يُثَبِّطَنِي عَنْ عِبَادَتِكَ يَا مَنْ اَلْجَمَ الْجِنَّ الْمُتَمَرِّدِينَ وَ قَهَرَ عُتَاةَ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَ اَذَلَّ رِقَابَ الْمُتَجَبِّرِينَ وَ رَدَّ كَيْدَ الْمُتَسَلِّطِينَ عَنِ الْمُسْتَضْعَفِينَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِقُدْرَتِكَ عَلَى مَا تَشَاءُ وَ تَسْهِيلِكَ لِمَا تَشَاءُ كَيْفَ تَشَاءُ اَنْ تَجْعَلَ قَضَاءَ حَاجَتِي فِيمَا تَشَاءُ.

Then, you may prostrate yourself and try to stick your cheeks to the ground, saying the following:

اللّٰهُمَّ لَكَ سَجَدْتُ وَ بِكَ آمَنْتُ فَارْحَمْ ذُلِّي وَ فَاقَتِي وَ اجْتِهَادِي وَ تَضَرُّعِي وَ مَسْكَنَتِي وَ فَقْرِي اِلَيْكَ يَا رَبِّ.

You should try to shed even a single drop of tear, for this is the signal of admission.

(H) Aamal of Laylat al Mab'as (27th Night)

On the twenty-fifth of Rajab, AH 183, Imam Musa ibn Ja’far (a.s.) departed life in Baghdad while he was fifty-five years old. On this day, the mourning and sadness of the Holy Prophet’s Household, as well as their adherents, are agitated.

(H) AAMAL OF LAYLAT AL MAB'AS (27TH NIGHT)

The twenty-seventh night of Rajab is the night on which Prophet Muhammad was given the mission of promulgating the religion. This highly blessed night is called laylat al-mab’ath, which stands for the beginning of the Holy Prophet’s Mission of promulgating the true religion of Almighty Allah. The recommended rites of this night are as follows:

First: Shaykh al-Tusi, in his book of Misbah al-Mutahajjid, has quoted Imam Muhammad al-Jawad(a.s.) as saying, “There is a night in Rajab, which carries for people fortune that is more preferable than whatever is subjected to sunlight. It is the twenty-seventh night of Rajab. The next morning was the beginning of the Holy Prophet’s prophethood. Verily, one who does acts of worship at this night will have the reward of one who has worshipped Almighty Allah for sixty years.” When the Imam (a.s.) was asked about the rites to be done at this night, he answered, “After you offer the Isha’ Prayer and take a sleep, you will wake up at any hour before midnight. You may then offer a prayer of twelve units in each of which you may recite Surah al-Faatehah and any other lenient Surah from al-Mufassal, which begins with SurahMuhammad (No. 47) up to the end of the Holy Qur’an. You should separate each couple of units with Taslim. After accomplishing this prayer, you should recite Surahs al-Faatehah, al-Falaq, al-Nas, al-Tawheed, al-Kafirun, al-Qadr, and Ayah al-Kursi each seven times. After all this, you may say the following supplicatory prayer:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَدا وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيكٌ فِي الْمُلْكِ وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ وَلِيٌّ مِنَ الذُّلِّ وَ كَبِّرْهُ تَكْبِيرا اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِمَعَاقِدِ عِزِّكَ عَلَى اَرْكَانِ عَرْشِكَ وَ مُنْتَهَى الرَّحْمَةِ مِنْ كِتَابِكَ وَ بِاسْمِكَ الْاَعْظَمِ الْاَعْظَمِ الْاَعْظَمِ وَ ذِكْرِكَ الْاَعْلَى الْاَعْلَى الْاَعْلَى وَ بِكَلِمَاتِكَ التَّامَّاتِ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ وَ اَنْ تَفْعَلَ بِي مَا اَنْتَ اَهْلُهُ.

You may then submit your desires.

It is also recommended to bathe oneself at this night. It is worth reminding that a prayer that is advisably offered at this night has been mentioned with the rites of the fifteenth night of Rajab.

KALAAM IBN BATTUTAH (WHAT IS SAID BY IBN BATTUTAH)

Second: The best act that is ever done at this night is to visit the holy tomb of Imam Ali ibn Abi-Talib(a.s.). As will be mentioned in the section of Ziyarat, three formulas of Ziyarah will be mentioned for visiting the tomb of Imam Ali Ameer al-Momineen(a.s.) at this night.

Abu-’Abdullah Muhammad ibn Battutah, a famous Arab writer and explorer, who lived six centuries ago and is considered a Sunni master scholars, mentions the holy mausoleum of our master Imam AliAmeer al-Momineen(a.s.) in his famous book comprising all his views and adventures during his journeys and entitled al-Rihlah. In this book, he mentions that on his way back from Holy Makkah, he passed by the holy city of Najaf. He further says, “All the inhabitants of this city are Rafidah.This mausoleum (of Imam Ali) has shown many miraculous signals. One of these miraculous signs was that at the twenty-seventh night of Rajab, which they call laylat al-mahya (The Night of Staying Up), handicapped individuals from Iraq, Khurasan, Persia, and even Rome are gathered near the holy mausoleum. As they become thirty or forty persons, they are placed above the holy tomb after offering the Isha’ Prayer while the people are waiting how they will stand up sound and healthy. As they are engaged with prayers, invocations, supplications, and Quranic recitations, all those handicapped people stand up sound and healthy at nearly midnight, shouting, ‘There is no god save Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and Ali is the Intimate Saint of Allah.’

To them, this fact is beyond dispute. I have heard it from trustworthy people. Although I have not presented myself there at that night, I have met, in the School of Guests, three handicapped men from Rome, Isfahan, and Khurasan. When I asked them, they answered that they missed the night of the twenty-seventh of Rajab; therefore, they were waiting for the next year so as to witness the night.

This Night of Staying Up gathers a huge number of people who establish a great market (trade fair) that lasts for ten days.”

In fact, one must not disbelieve such reports. The miraculous matters that have been shown at these holy mausoleums are innumerable and I have received some of them through authentically, uninterrupted chains of authority. The most recent of these miracles took place in Shawwal, AH 1340 when all people witnessed an undeniable miraculous sign from the holy mausoleum of our Imam, the eighth of the Guiding Imams, Ali ibn Musa al-Rida(a.s.), the hope of the disobedient. Three hemiplegic women besought Almighty Allah in the holy shrine of Imam al-Rida(a.s.) after physicians had despaired of their recovery. Immediately, their recovery was manifested before the sights of all the attendants at the holy shrine as obviously as sunlight. It has been further reported that everybody submitted to this miraculous recovery including the physicians who had known the reality of these women’s states after they investigated the matter so accurately. Some of them, however, wrote the history of this event in a book so as to convey this miracle to the next generations. However, unless brevity has been decided in this book, the story would be mentioned as a whole.

(I) REMAINING AAMAL OF LAYLAT AL MAB'AS

Third: In al-Balad al-Amin, al-Kaf’ami has instructed the following:

Say the following supplicatory prayer on the Divine Mission Night:

اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِالتَّجَلِّي [بِالنَّجْلِ‏] الْاَعْظَمِ فِي هَذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ مِنَ الشَّهْرِ الْمُعَظَّمِ وَ الْمُرْسَلِ الْمُكَرَّمِ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ وَ اَنْ تَغْفِرَ لَنَا مَا اَنْتَ بِهِ مِنَّا اَعْلَمُ يَا مَنْ يَعْلَمُ وَ لا نَعْلَمُ اللّٰهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي لَيْلَتِنَا هَذِهِ الَّتِي بِشَرَفِ الرِّسَالَةِ فَضَّلْتَهَا وَ بِكَرَامَتِكَ اَجْلَلْتَهَا وَ بِالْمَحَلِّ الشَّرِيفِ اَحْلَلْتَهَا اللّٰهُمَّ فَاِنَّا نَسْاَلُكَ بِالْمَبْعَثِ الشَّرِيفِ وَ السَّيِّدِ اللَّطِيفِ وَ الْعُنْصُرِ الْعَفِيفِ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ وَ اَنْ تَجْعَلَ اَعْمَالَنَا فِي هَذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ وَ فِي سَائِرِ اللَّيَالِي مَقْبُولَةً وَ ذُنُوبَنَا مَغْفُورَةً وَ حَسَنَاتِنَا مَشْكُورَةً وَ سَيِّئَاتِنَا مَسْتُورَةً وَ قُلُوبَنَا بِحُسْنِ الْقَوْلِ مَسْرُورَةً وَ اَرْزَاقَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ بِالْيُسْرِ مَدْرُورَةً اللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّكَ تَرَى وَ لا تُرَى وَ اَنْتَ بِالْمَنْظَرِ الْاَعْلَى وَ اِنَّ اِلَيْكَ الرُّجْعَى وَ الْمُنْتَهَى وَ اِنَّ لَكَ الْمَمَاتَ وَ الْمَحْيَا وَ اِنَّ لَكَ الْآخِرَةَ وَ الْاُولَى اللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّا نَعُوذُ بِكَ اَنْ نَذِلَّ وَ نَخْزَى وَ اَنْ نَأْتِيَ مَا عَنْهُ تَنْهَى اللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّا نَسْاَلُكَ الْجَنَّةَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ وَ نَسْتَعِيذُ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ فَاَعِذْنَا مِنْهَا بِقُدْرَتِكَ وَ نَسْاَلُكَ مِنَ الْحُورِ الْعِينِ فَارْزُقْنَا بِعِزَّتِكَ وَ اجْعَلْ اَوْسَعَ اَرْزَاقِنَا عِنْدَ كِبَرِ سِنِّنَا وَ اَحْسَنَ اَعْمَالِنَا عِنْدَ اقْتِرَابِ آجَالِنَا وَ اَطِلْ فِي طَاعَتِكَ وَ مَا يُقَرِّبُ اِلَيْكَ وَ يُحْظِي عِنْدَكَ وَ يُزْلِفُ لَدَيْكَ اَعْمَارَنَا وَ اَحْسِنْ فِي جَمِيعِ اَحْوَالِنَا وَ اُمُورِنَا مَعْرِفَتَنَا وَ لا تَكِلْنَا اِلَى اَحَدٍ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ فَيَمُنَّ عَلَيْنَا وَ تَفَضَّلْ عَلَيْنَا بِجَمِيعِ حَوَائِجِنَا لِلدُّنْيَا وَ الْآخِرَةِ وَ ابْدَأْ بِآبَائِنَا وَ اَبْنَائِنَا وَ جَمِيعِ اِخْوَانِنَا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فِي جَمِيعِ مَا سَاَلْنَاكَ لِاَنْفُسِنَا يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّا نَسْاَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الْعَظِيمِ، وَ مُلْكِكَ الْقَدِيمِ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تَغْفِرَ لَنَا الذَّنْبَ الْعَظِيمَ اِنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الْعَظِيمَ اِلا الْعَظِيمُ اللّٰهُمَّ وَ هٰذَا رَجَبٌ الْمُكَرَّمُ الَّذِي اَكْرَمْتَنَا بِهِ اَوَّلُ اَشْهُرِ الْحُرُمِ اَكْرَمْتَنَا بِهِ مِنْ بَيْنِ الْاُمَمِ فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ يَا ذَا الْجُودِ وَ الْكَرَمِ فَاَسْاَلُكَ بِهِ وَ بِاسْمِكَ الْاَعْظَمِ الْاَعْظَمِ الْاَعْظَمِ الْاَجَلِّ الْاَكْرَمِ الَّذِي خَلَقْتَهُ فَاسْتَقَرَّ فِي ظِلِّكَ فَلا يَخْرُجُ مِنْكَ اِلَى غَيْرِكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ الطَّاهِرِينَ وَ اَنْ تَجْعَلَنَا مِنَ الْعَامِلِينَ فِيهِ بِطَاعَتِكَ وَ الْآمِلِينَ فِيهِ لِشَفَاعَتِكَ اللّٰهُمَّ اهْدِنَا اِلَى سَوَاءِ السَّبِيلِ وَ اجْعَلْ مَقِيلَنَا عِنْدَكَ خَيْرَ مَقِيلٍ فِي ظِلٍّ ظَلِيلٍ وَ مُلْكٍ جَزِيلٍ فَاِنَّكَ حَسْبُنَا وَ نِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ اللّٰهُمَّ اقْلِبْنَا مُفْلِحِينَ مُنْجِحِينَ غَيْرَ مَغْضُوبٍ عَلَيْنَا وَ لا ضَالِّينَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِعَزَائِمِ مَغْفِرَتِكَ وَ بِوَاجِبِ رَحْمَتِكَ السَّلامَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ اِثْمٍ وَ الْغَنِيمَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ بِرٍّ وَ الْفَوْزَ بِالْجَنَّةِ وَ النَّجَاةَ مِنَ النَّارِ. اللّٰهُمَّ دَعَاكَ الدَّاعُونَ وَ دَعَوْتُكَ وَ سَاَلَكَ السَّائِلُونَ وَ سَاَلْتُكَ وَ طَلَبَ اِلَيْكَ الطَّالِبُونَ وَ طَلَبْتُ اِلَيْكَ اللّٰهُمَّ اَنْتَ الثِّقَةُ وَ الرَّجَاءُ وَ اِلَيْكَ مُنْتَهَى الرَّغْبَةِ فِي الدُّعَاءِ اللّٰهُمَّ فَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ وَ اجْعَلِ الْيَقِينَ فِي قَلْبِي وَ النُّورَ فِي بَصَرِي وَ النَّصِيحَةَ فِي صَدْرِي وَ ذِكْرَكَ بِاللَّيْلِ وَ النَّهَارِ عَلَى لِسَانِي وَ رِزْقا وَاسِعا غَيْرَ مَمْنُونٍ وَ لا مَحْظُورٍ فَارْزُقْنِي وَ بَارِكْ لِي فِيمَا رَزَقْتَنِي وَ اجْعَلْ غِنَايَ فِي نَفْسِي وَ رَغْبَتِي فِيمَا عِنْدَكَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.

You may then prostrate yourself and repeat the following litany one hundred times:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هَدَانَا لِمَعْرِفَتِهِ وَ خَصَّنَا بِوِلايَتِهِ وَ وَفَّقَنَا لِطَاعَتِهِ شُكْرا شُكْرا

When you raise your head (i.e. finish the prostration), you may say the following:

اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي قَصَدْتُكَ بِحَاجَتِي وَ اعْتَمَدْتُ عَلَيْكَ بِمَسْاَلَتِي وَ تَوَجَّهْتُ اِلَيْكَ بِاَئِمَّتِي وَ سَادَتِي اللّٰهُمَّ انْفَعْنَا بِحُبِّهِمْ وَ اَوْرِدْنَا مَوْرِدَهُمْ وَ ارْزُقْنَا مُرَافَقَتَهُمْ وَ اَدْخِلْنَا الْجَنَّةَ فِي زُمْرَتِهِمْ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ

Sayyid Ibn Tawus has mentioned that this supplicatory prayer is said on the Divine Mission Day (i.e. the twenty-seventh of Rajab).

(J)AAMAL OF THE DAY OF MAB'AS (27TH DAY)

This day is one of the great feast days. On this day, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) was appointed for conveying the Divine Mission when Archangel Gabriel first came to him with the Divine Revelation. Several rites are advisably practiced on this day. Some of them are as follows:

First: It is recommended to bathe oneself on this day.

Second: It is recommended to observe fasting. In fact, this day is one of the four days that are dedicated to fasting in the whole year. The reward of observing fasting on this day is equal to seventy year fasting.

Third: It is recommended to repeat very frequently the invocation of blessings upon Prophet Muhammad and his Household.

Fourth: It is recommended to visit the tombs of the Holy Prophet and Imam Ali, peace be upon them and their Household.

Fifth: In his book entitled Misbah al-Mutahajjid, Shaykh al-Tusi mentions that al-Rayyan ibn al-Salt is reported as saying that Imam Muhammad al-Jawad(a.s.) observed fasting on the fifteenth and the twenty-seventh of Rajab while he was in Baghdad. Following him, all of his followers observed fasting. He then ordered us to offer the prayer that consists of twelve units at each of which Surah al-Faatehah and another Surah should be recited. At the accomplishment of this prayer, it is recommended to recite Surahs al-Faatehah, al-Tawheed, al-Falaq, and al-Nas each for times. Then it is recommended to say the following litany four times:

لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ وَ اللّٰهُ اَكْبَرُ وَ سُبْحَانَ اللّٰهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَ لا حَوْلَ وَ لا قُوَّةَ اِلا بِاللّٰهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ

Then, it is recommended to repeat the following four times:

اللّٰهُ اللّٰهُ رَبِّي لا اُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئا

Then, it is recommended to say the following four times, too:

لا اُشْرِكُ بِرَبِّي اَحَدا

Sixth: Shaykh al-Tusi has also reported Abu’l-Qasim Husayn ibn Ruh - may Allah have mercy upon him - as saying: On this day, you may offer a prayer consisting of twelve units at each of which you may recite Surah al-Faatehah and any other Surah. After each couple of units, you may say the following:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَدا وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيكٌ فِي الْمُلْكِ وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ وَلِيٌّ مِنَ الذُّلِّ وَ كَبِّرْهُ تَكْبِيرا يَا عُدَّتِي فِي مُدَّتِي يَا صَاحِبِي فِي شِدَّتِي يَا وَلِيِّي فِي نِعْمَتِي يَا غِيَاثِي فِي رَغْبَتِي يَا نَجَاحِي فِي حَاجَتِي يَا حَافِظِي فِي غَيْبَتِي يَا كَافِيَّ فِي وَحْدَتِي يَا اُنْسِي فِي وَحْشَتِي اَنْتَ السَّاتِرُ عَوْرَتِي فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ وَ اَنْتَ الْمُقِيلُ عَثْرَتِي فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ وَ اَنْتَ الْمُنْعِشُ صَرْعَتِي فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اسْتُرْ عَوْرَتِي وَ آمِنْ رَوْعَتِي وَ اَقِلْنِي عَثْرَتِي وَ اصْفَحْ عَنْ جُرْمِي وَ تَجَاوَزْ عَنْ سَيِّئَاتِي فِي اَصْحَابِ الْجَنَّةِ وَعْدَ الصِّدْقِ الَّذِي كَانُوا يُوعَدُونَ .

When you accomplish the prayer, you should recite Surahs al-Faatehah, al-Tawheed, al-Falaq, al-Nas, al-Kafirun, al-Qadr, and Ayah al-Kursi seven times. You should then repeat the following seven times:

لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ وَ اللّٰهُ اَكْبَرُ وَ سُبْحَانَ اللّٰهِ وَ لا حَوْلَ وَ لا قُوَّةَ اِلا بِاللّٰهِ

You should then say the following seven times:

اللّٰهُ اللّٰهُ رَبِّي لا اُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئا

After that, you may submit your needs.

Seventh: As is mentioned in Iqbal al-A’mal and some manuscripts of Misbah al-Mutahajjid, it is recommended to say the following supplicatory prayer on this day:

يَا مَنْ اَمَرَ بِالْعَفْوِ وَ التَّجَاوُزِ وَ ضَمَّنَ نَفْسَهُ الْعَفْوَ وَ التَّجَاوُزَ يَا مَنْ عَفَا وَ تَجَاوَزَ اعْفُ عَنِّي وَ تَجَاوَزْ يَا كَرِيمُ اللّٰهُمَّ وَ قَدْ اَكْدَى الطَّلَبُ وَ اَعْيَتِ الْحِيلَةُ وَ الْمَذْهَبُ وَ دَرَسَتِ الْآمَالُ وَ انْقَطَعَ الرَّجَاءُ اِلا مِنْكَ وَحْدَكَ لا شَرِيكَ لَكَ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَجِدُ سُبُلَ الْمَطَالِبِ اِلَيْكَ مُشْرَعَةً وَ مَنَاهِلَ الرَّجَاءِ لَدَيْكَ مُتْرَعَةً وَ اَبْوَابَ الدُّعَاءِ لِمَنْ دَعَاكَ مُفَتَّحَةً وَ الاسْتِعَانَةَ لِمَنِ اسْتَعَانَ بِكَ مُبَاحَةً وَ اَعْلَمُ اَنَّكَ لِدَاعِيكَ بِمَوْضِعِ اِجَابَةٍ وَ لِلصَّارِخِ اِلَيْكَ بِمَرْصَدِ اِغَاثَةٍ وَ اَنَّ فِي اللَّهْفِ اِلَى جُودِكَ وَ الضَّمَانِ بِعِدَتِكَ عِوَضا مِنْ مَنْعِ الْبَاخِلِينَ. وَ مَنْدُوحَةً عَمَّا فِي اَيْدِي الْمُسْتَأْثِرِينَ وَ اَنَّكَ لا تَحْتَجِبُ عَنْ خَلْقِكَ اِلا اَنْ تَحْجُبَهُمُ الْاَعْمَالُ دُونَكَ وَ قَدْ عَلِمْتُ اَنَّ اَفْضَلَ زَادِ الرَّاحِلِ اِلَيْكَ عَزْمُ اِرَادَةٍ يَخْتَارُكَ بِهَا وَ قَدْ نَاجَاكَ بِعَزْمِ الْاِرَادَةِ قَلْبِي وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِكُلِّ دَعْوَةٍ دَعَاكَ بِهَا رَاجٍ بَلَّغْتَهُ اَمَلَهُ اَوْ صَارِخٌ اِلَيْكَ اَغَثْتَ صَرْخَتَهُ اَوْ مَلْهُوفٌ مَكْرُوبٌ فَرَّجْتَ كَرْبَهُ اَوْ مُذْنِبٌ خَاطِئٌ غَفَرْتَ لَهُ اَوْ مُعَافًى اَتْمَمْتَ نِعْمَتَكَ عَلَيْهِ اَوْ فَقِيرٌ اَهْدَيْتَ غِنَاكَ اِلَيْهِ وَ لِتِلْكَ الدَّعْوَةِ عَلَيْكَ حَقٌّ وَ عِنْدَكَ مَنْزِلَةٌ اِلا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ قَضَيْتَ حَوَائِجِي حَوَائِجَ الدُّنْيَا وَ الْآخِرَةِ وَ هٰذَا رَجَبٌ الْمُرَجَّبُ الْمُكَرَّمُ الَّذِي اَكْرَمْتَنَا بِهِ اَوَّلُ اَشْهُرِ الْحُرُمِ اَكْرَمْتَنَا بِهِ مِنْ بَيْنِ الْاُمَمِ يَا ذَا الْجُودِ وَ الْكَرَمِ فَنَسْاَلُكَ بِهِ وَ بِاسْمِكَ الْاَعْظَمِ الْاَعْظَمِ الْاَعْظَمِ الْاَجَلِّ الْاَكْرَمِ الَّذِي خَلَقْتَهُ فَاسْتَقَرَّ فِي ظِلِّكَ فَلا يَخْرُجُ مِنْكَ اِلَى غَيْرِكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ الطَّاهِرِينَ وَ تَجْعَلَنَا مِنَ الْعَامِلِينَ فِيهِ بِطَاعَتِكَ وَ الْآمِلِينَ فِيهِ بِشَفَاعَتِكَ. اللّٰهُمَّ وَ اهْدِنَا اِلَى سَوَاءِ السَّبِيلِ وَ اجْعَلْ مَقِيلَنَا عِنْدَكَ خَيْرَ مَقِيلٍ فِي ظِلٍّ ظَلِيلٍ فَاِنَّكَ حَسْبُنَا وَ نِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ وَ السَّلامُ عَلَى عِبَادِهِ الْمُصْطَفَيْنَ وَ صَلَوَاتُهُ [صَلاتُهُ‏] عَلَيْهِمْ اَجْمَعِينَ اللّٰهُمَّ وَ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي يَوْمِنَا هٰذَا الَّذِي فَضَّلْتَهُ وَ بِكَرَامَتِكَ جَلَّلْتَهُ وَ بِالْمَنْزِلِ [الْعَظِيمِ‏] الْاَعْلَى اَنْزَلْتَهُ صَلِّ عَلَى مَنْ فِيهِ اِلَى عِبَادِكَ اَرْسَلْتَهُ وَ بِالْمَحَلِّ الْكَرِيمِ اَحْلَلْتَهُ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَيْهِ صَلاةً دَائِمَةً تَكُونُ لَكَ شُكْرا وَ لَنَا ذُخْرا وَ اجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ اَمْرِنَا يُسْرا وَ اخْتِمْ لَنَا بِالسَّعَادَةِ اِلَى مُنْتَهَى آجَالِنَا وَ قَدْ قَبِلْتَ الْيَسِيرَ مِنْ اَعْمَالِنَا وَ بَلَّغْتَنَا بِرَحْمَتِكَ اَفْضَلَ آمَالِنَا اِنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيرٌ وَ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ وَ سَلَّمَ .

It is worth mentioning that this supplicatory prayer, which is one of the excellent supplications of Rajab, was said by Imam Musa ibn Ja’far al-Kazim (a.s.) on the day when the ruling authorities took him to Baghdad. That day was the twenty-seventh of Rajab.

Eighth: As is mentioned in Iqbal al-A’mal, it is recommended to say the following supplicatory prayer on this day:

اللّهم انى اسالك بالتّجلّى الاعظم

This supplicatory prayer has been previously mentioned, yet according to the narration of al-Kaf’ami, within the rites of the twenty-seventh night of Rajab.

THE LAST DAY OF THE RAJAB

Narrations have mentioned that it is recommended to bathe oneself on this day and to observe fasting on it, which achieves the forgiveness of all sins, both the past and the future. It is also recommended to offer Salat Salman previously mentioned within the rites of the first of Rajab.