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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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THE NIGHT & DAY OF EID AL ADHA (QURBAN)

THE TENTH NIGHT OF ZILHAJJ

The tenth night of ZILHAJJ is a blessed night since it is one of the four nights that should be advisably spent with acts of worship. At this night, the doors of the heavens are opened. It is also highly recommended to visit the tomb of Imam al-Husayn (a.s.) at this night and to say the supplication that has been previously cited in this book within the rites of Friday nights:

يا دائم الفضل على البريّة

THE TENTH OF ZILHAJJ

The tenth of ZILHAJJ is the ‘Id al-Adha (The feast of immolation) Day. A number of acts has been narrated to be done on this honorable day. They are as follows:

First: It is highly recommended to bathe oneself on this day. In fact, some scholars have decided it as obligatory.

Second: Salat al-’Id, as is described within the acts on the ‘Id al-Fitr Day, should be offered on this day. However, on the tenth of ZILHAJJ, it is recommended to break the fasting after offering Salat al-’Id and it is recommended to eat from the meat of the sacrificed animals.

Third: It is recommended to say the supplications that are reported to be said before and after Salat al-’Id. These supplications are mentioned in the book of Iqbal al-A’mal. At any rate, the most important of these supplications is the supplication No. 48 of al-Sahifah al-Kamilah al-Sajjadiyyah, which begins with “Allahumma hadha yawmun mubarakun… (O Allah, This is a blessed day…).” It is also recommended to say the supplication No. 46 of the same book, which begins with “ya man yarhamu man la yarhamuhu’l-ibad… (O He Who has mercy upon him whom is not compassionated by the servants…)”

Fourth: It is recommended to say Dua al-Nudbah (The Supplication of Lamentation), which will be cited in this book.

Fifth: It is confirmedly recommended to offer a sacrifice, which is to slaughter an animal.

Sixth: As for those who are present at Mina,it is recommended to say the following doxological statements fifteen times immediately after the accomplishment of fifteen obligatory prayers beginning with the Zohr Prayer on the ‘Id al-Adha Day and ending up with the Fajr Prayer on the thirteenth of ZILHAJJ. As for those who are at places other than Mina, it is recommended to say these statements ten times instead of fifteen immediately after ten obligatory prayers beginning with the Zohr Prayer on the ‘Id al-Adha Day and ending up with the Fajr Prayer on the twelfth of ZILHAJJ. These statements, according to the authentic narration mentioned in al-Kafi, are as follows:

اللّٰهُ اَكْبَرُ اللّٰهُ اَكْبَرُ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ وَ اللّٰهُ اَكْبَرُ اللّٰهُ اَكْبَرُ وَ لِلَّهِ الْحَمْدُ اللّٰهُ اَكْبَرُ عَلَى مَا هَدَانَا اللّٰهُ اَكْبَرُ عَلَى مَا رَزَقَنَا مِنْ بَهِيمَةِ الْاَنْعَامِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ عَلَى مَا اَبْلانَا .

It is recommended to repeat these statements immediately after the obligatory and supererogatory prayers as many times as possible.

THE FIFTEENTH OF ZILHAJJ

On the fifteenth of ZILHAJJ AH 212, Imam Ali ibn Muhammad al-Naqi (al-Hadi) was born.

AAMAL OF THE NIGHT & DAY OF EID E GHADEER

THE EIGHTEENTH NIGHT OF ZILHAJJ

The eighteenth night of ZILHAJJ is the ‘Id al-Ghadir Night. It is a blessed night. Sayyid Ibn Tawus, in al-Iqbal, has mentioned that a prayer of twelve units with one Taslim statement (i.e. continuous and uninterrupted prayer), followed by a supplicatory prayer, should be advisably practiced and said at this night.

THE EIGHTEENTH OF ZILHAJJ;

THE EID AL-GHADIR DAY

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

It has been narrated that when Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) was asked whether Muslims have a feast day other than ‘Id al-Fitr, ‘Id al-Adha, and Fridays, he answered, “Yes, they have. There is still the holiest feast day, which falls on the day when the Messenger of Allah (a.s.) appointed Ameer al-Momineen -Imam Ali- (a.s.) (as his successor and the coming leader of the Muslim community). On that day, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) declared, ‘Whoever has regarded me as his master must now regard Ali as his master.’ It falls on the eighteenth of ZILHAJJ.”

When he was asked about the deeds that should be done on that day, Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) instructed, “(The best acts on this day are) observance of fasting, acts of worship, mention of the Household of the Holy Prophet, and invocation of blessings upon them. The Holy Messenger of Allah (a.s.) instructed Imam AliAmeer al-Momineen(a.s.) to betake that day as feast. Similarly, the Prophets (a.s.) used to instruct their successors to betake the eighteenth of ZILHAJJ as feast day.”

Abu-Nasr al-Bizanti has narrated that Imam al-Rida(a.s.) said to him, “Wherever you are, try to be present on the Ghadir Day at the tomb of Imam AliAmeer al-Momineen(a.s.). Verily, Almighty Allah will forgive the sins of sixty years for any believer and Muslim - male and female - on that day and will release from Hellfire twice as many as the number of those whom He releases from Hellfire in the month of Ramadan, at the Qadr Night and at the ‘Id al-Fitr Night. A single dirham (a currency) that is given as alms on this day to the believing brethren is equal to one thousand dirhams (that are given as alms on other occasions). Try to do favors to your brethren on this day and try to please each believing man and woman. By Allah I swear, if people recognized the reality of this day, the angels should shake hands with them ten times a day.”

To sum it up, to honor this day is necessary. The devotional acts on the ‘Id al-Ghadir Day are as follows:

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

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

Third: It is recommended to visit the holy tomb of Imam AliAmeer al-Momineen(a.s.). It is necessary to do one’s best to attend at the holy tomb of Imam Ali(a.s.) on this day even if such a journey be difficult. Three forms of Ziyarat have been decided for this day. The first is the familiar Ziyarat Aminullah, which can be practiced whether one is present at the holy tomb or is far away from it. This form of Ziyarah, which will be cited in this book, is also one of the general, comprehensive forms of Ziyarat.

Fourth: It is recommended to say the supplication of seeking Almighty Allah’s protection against Satan (i.e. Isti’adhah), which is mentioned by Sayyid Ibn Tawus, in his book of Iqbal al-A’mal, who has reported it from the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.).

NAMAZ ON THE DAY OF GHADEER

Fifth: It is recommended to offer a two unit prayer. After accomplishment, one should prostrate oneself and thank Almighty Allah one hundred times. Then, one should raise the head from the prostration and say the following:

اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَنَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدَ وَحْدَكَ لا شَرِيكَ لَكَ وَ اَنَّكَ وَاحِدٌ اَحَدٌ صَمَدٌ لَمْ تَلِدْ وَ لَمْ تُولَدْ وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَكَ كُفُوا اَحَدٌ وَ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدا عَبْدُكَ وَ رَسُولُكَ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ يَا مَنْ هُوَ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ فِي شَأْنٍ كَمَا كَانَ مِنْ شَأْنِكَ اَنْ تَفَضَّلْتَ عَلَيَّ بِاَنْ جَعَلْتَنِي مِنْ اَهْلِ اِجَابَتِكَ وَ اَهْلِ دِينِكَ وَ اَهْلِ دَعْوَتِكَ وَ وَفَّقْتَنِي لِذَلِكَ فِي مُبْتَدَاِ خَلْقِي تَفَضُّلا مِنْكَ وَ كَرَما وَ جُودا ثُمَّ اَرْدَفْتَ الْفَضْلَ فَضْلا وَ الْجُودَ جُودا وَ الْكَرَمَ كَرَما رَأْفَةً مِنْكَ وَ رَحْمَةً اِلَى اَنْ جَدَّدْتَ ذَلِكَ الْعَهْدَ لِي تَجْدِيدا بَعْدَ تَجْدِيدِكَ خَلْقِي وَ كُنْتُ نَسْيا مَنْسِيّا نَاسِيا سَاهِيا غَافِلا فَاَتْمَمْتَ نِعْمَتَكَ بِاَنْ ذَكَّرْتَنِي ذَلِكَ وَ مَنَنْتَ بِهِ عَلَيَّ وَ هَدَيْتَنِي لَهُ فَلْيَكُنْ مِنْ شَأْنِكَ يَا اِلَهِي وَ سَيِّدِي وَ مَوْلايَ اَنْ تُتِمَّ لِي ذَلِكَ وَ لا تَسْلُبَنِيهِ حَتَّى تَتَوَفَّانِي عَلَى ذَلِكَ وَ اَنْتَ عَنِّي رَاضٍ فَاِنَّكَ اَحَقُّ الْمُنْعِمِينَ اَنْ تُتِمَّ نِعْمَتَكَ عَلَيَّ ، اللّٰهُمَّ سَمِعْنَا وَ اَطَعْنَا وَ اَجَبْنَا دَاعِيَكَ بِمَنِّكَ فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَ اِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ آمَنَّا بِاللّٰهِ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَ بِرَسُولِهِ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَ صَدَّقْنَا وَ اَجَبْنَا دَاعِيَ اللّٰهِ وَ اتَّبَعْنَا الرَّسُولَ فِي مُوَالاةِ مَوْلانَا وَ مَوْلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ اَبِي طَالِبٍ عَبْدِ اللّٰهِ وَ اَخِي رَسُولِهِ وَ الصِّدِّيقِ الْاَكْبَرِ وَ الْحُجَّةِ عَلَى بَرِيَّتِهِ الْمُؤَيِّدِ بِهِ نَبِيَّهُ وَ دِينَهُ الْحَقَّ الْمُبِينَ عَلَما لِدِينِ اللّٰهِ وَ خَازِنا لِعِلْمِهِ وَ عَيْبَةَ غَيْبِ اللّٰهِ وَ مَوْضِعَ سِرِّ اللّٰهِ وَ اَمِينَ اللّٰهِ عَلَى خَلْقِهِ وَ شَاهِدَهُ فِي بَرِيَّتِهِ اللّٰهُمَّ رَبَّنَا اِنَّنَا سَمِعْنَا مُنَادِيا يُنَادِي لِلْاِيمَانِ اَنْ آمِنُوا بِرَبِّكُمْ فَآمَنَّا رَبَّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَ كَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَاتِنَا، وَ تَوَفَّنَا مَعَ الْاَبْرَارِ رَبَّنَا وَ آتِنَا مَا وَعَدْتَنَا عَلَى رُسُلِكَ وَ لا تُخْزِنَا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ اِنَّكَ لا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ فَاِنَّا يَا رَبَّنَا بِمَنِّكَ وَ لُطْفِكَ اَجَبْنَا دَاعِيَكَ وَ اتَّبَعْنَا الرَّسُولَ وَ صَدَّقْنَاهُ وَ صَدَّقْنَا مَوْلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ كَفَرْنَا بِالْجِبْتِ وَ الطَّاغُوتِ فَوَلِّنَا مَا تَوَلَّيْنَا وَ احْشُرْنَا مَعَ اَئِمَّتِنَا فَاِنَّا بِهِمْ مُؤْمِنُونَ مُوقِنُونَ وَ لَهُمْ مُسَلِّمُونَ آمَنَّا بِسِرِّهِمْ وَ عَلانِيَتِهِمْ وَ شَاهِدِهِمْ وَ غَائِبِهِمْ وَ حَيِّهِمْ وَ مَيِّتِهِمْ وَ رَضِينَا بِهِمْ اَئِمَّةً وَ قَادَةً وَ سَادَةً وَ حَسْبُنَا بِهِمْ بَيْنَنَا وَ بَيْنَ اللّٰهِ دُونَ خَلْقِهِ لا نَبْتَغِي بِهِمْ بَدَلا وَ لا نَتَّخِذُ مِنْ دُونِهِمْ وَلِيجَةٍ وَ بَرِئْنَا اِلَى اللّٰهِ مِنْ كُلِّ مَنْ نَصَبَ لَهُمْ حَرْبا مِنَ الْجِنِّ وَ الْاِنْسِ مِنَ الْاَوَّلِينَ وَ الْآخِرِينَ وَ كَفَرْنَا بِالْجِبْتِ وَ الطَّاغُوتِ وَ الْاَوْثَانِ الْاَرْبَعَةِ وَ اَشْيَاعِهِمْ ، وَ اَتْبَاعِهِمْ وَ كُلِّ مَنْ وَالاهُمْ مِنَ الْجِنِّ وَ الْاِنْسِ مِنْ اَوَّلِ الدَّهْرِ اِلَى آخِرِهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّا نُشْهِدُكَ اَنَّا نَدِينُ بِمَا دَانَ بِهِ مُحَمَّدٌ وَ آلُ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ قَوْلُنَا مَا قَالُوا وَ دِينُنَا مَا دَانُوا بِهِ مَا قَالُوا بِهِ قُلْنَا وَ مَا دَانُوا بِهِ دِنَّا وَ مَا اَنْكَرُوا اَنْكَرْنَا وَ مَنْ وَالَوْا وَالَيْنَا وَ مَنْ عَادَوْا عَادَيْنَا وَ مَنْ لَعَنُوا لَعَنَّا وَ مَنْ تَبَرَّءُوا مِنْهُ تَبَرَّأْنَا مِنْهُ وَ مَنْ تَرَحَّمُوا عَلَيْهِ تَرَحَّمْنَا عَلَيْهِ آمَنَّا وَ سَلَّمْنَا وَ رَضِينَا وَ اتَّبَعْنَا مَوَالِيَنَا صَلَوَاتُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْهِمْ اللّٰهُمَّ فَتَمِّمْ لَنَا ذَلِكَ وَ لا تَسْلُبْنَاهُ وَ اجْعَلْهُ مُسْتَقِرّا ثَابِتا عِنْدَنَا وَ لا تَجْعَلْهُ مُسْتَعَارا وَ اَحْيِنَا مَا اَحْيَيْتَنَا عَلَيْهِ وَ اَمِتْنَا اِذَا اَمَتَّنَا عَلَيْهِ آلُ مُحَمَّدٍ اَئِمَّتُنَا فَبِهِمْ نَأْتَمُّ وَ اِيَّاهُمْ نُوَالِي وَ عَدُوَّهُمْ عَدُوَّ اللّٰهِ نُعَادِي فَاجْعَلْنَا مَعَهُمْ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَ الْآخِرَةِ وَ مِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ فَاِنَّا بِذَلِكَ رَاضُونَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ

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

الحمد للّه

شكر اللّه

According to a narration, to practice this act brings about the same reward of one who was present at that day and swore allegiance to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) as regards the divinely commissioned leadership (wilayah) of Imam Ali(a.s.). Besides, it is preferable to offer this prayer at midday, which is the very time when the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) declared the successorship and leadership of Imam Ali(a.s.) at Ghadir Khumm. It is also preferable to recite Surah al-Qadr at the first unit of the prayer and Surah al-Tawheed at the second (of course, after Surah al-Faatehah).

Sixth: It is recommended to bathe oneself and offer a two unit prayer half an hour before midday. At each unit, one should recite Surah al-Faatehah once, Surah al-Tawheed ten times, Ayah al-Kursi ten times, and Surah al-Qadr ten times. The reward of practicing this act is equal, in the sight of Almighty Allah, to the rewards of one hundred thousand times of Hajj and one hundred thousand times of ‘Umrah. Almighty Allah will also grant all the worldly and religious needs of the performer with easiness and good health.

It is however worth mentioning that Sayyid Ibn Tawus, in Iqbal al-A’mal, referring to this prayer, has preceded Surah al-Qadr to Ayah al-Kursi. Also, ‘Allamah al-Majlisi, in Zad al-Ma’ad, mentioned that Surah al-Qadr should be preceded to Ayah al-Kursi. So have I done in my other books. But when I investigated the matter, I found out that the majority of scholars who have mentioned this prayer preceded Ayah al-Kursi to Surah al-Qadr. At any rate, there is probability that such confusion has occurred due to an error in writing by Sayyid Ibn Tawus himself or the copiers of the book, since Sayyid Ibn Tawus is too lofty to disagree with the consensus of the other scholars. Finally, Almighty Allah alone knows the most accurate form.

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

ربّنا انّنا سمعنا مناديا...

Seventh: It is recommended to say Dua al-Nudbah, which will be cited in this book.

Eighth: It is recommended to say the following supplicatory prayer, which is reported by Sayyid Ibn Tawus from Shaykh al-Mufid:

اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيِّكَ وَ عَلِيٍّ وَلِيِّكَ وَ الشَّأْنِ وَ الْقَدْرِ الَّذِي خَصَصْتَهُمَا بِهِ دُونَ خَلْقِكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلِيٍّ وَ اَنْ تَبْدَاَ بِهِمَا فِي كُلِّ خَيْرٍ عَاجِلٍ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْاَئِمَّةِ الْقَادَةِ وَ الدُّعَاةِ السَّادَةِ وَ النُّجُومِ الزَّاهِرَةِ وَ الْاَعْلامِ الْبَاهِرَةِ وَ سَاسَةِ الْعِبَادِ وَ اَرْكَانِ الْبِلادِ وَ النَّاقَةِ الْمُرْسَلَةِ وَ السَّفِينَةِ النَّاجِيَةِ الْجَارِيَةِ فِي اللُّجَجِ الْغَامِرَةِ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ خُزَّانِ عِلْمِكَ وَ اَرْكَانِ تَوْحِيدِكَ وَ دَعَائِمِ دِينِكَ وَ مَعَادِنِ كَرَامَتِكَ وَ صِفْوَتِكَ مِنْ بَرِيَّتِكَ وَ خِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ الْاَتْقِيَاءِ الْاَنْقِيَاءِ النُّجَبَاءِ الْاَبْرَارِ وَ الْبَابِ الْمُبْتَلَى بِهِ النَّاسُ مَنْ اَتَاهُ نَجَا وَ مَنْ اَبَاهُ هَوَى، اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ اَهْلِ الذِّكْرِ الَّذِينَ اَمَرْتَ بِمَسْاَلَتِهِمْ وَ ذَوِي الْقُرْبَى الَّذِينَ اَمَرْتَ بِمَوَدَّتِهِمْ وَ فَرَضْتَ حَقَّهُمْ وَ جَعَلْتَ الْجَنَّةَ مَعَادَ مَنِ اقْتَصَّ آثَارَهُمْ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَا اَمَرُوا بِطَاعَتِكَ وَ نَهَوْا عَنْ مَعْصِيَتِكَ وَ دَلُّوا عِبَادَكَ عَلَى وَحْدَانِيَّتِكَ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيِّكَ وَ نَجِيبِكَ وَ صِفْوَتِكَ وَ اَمِينِكَ وَ رَسُولِكَ اِلَى خَلْقِكَ وَ بِحَقِّ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ يَعْسُوبِ الدِّينِ وَ قَائِدِ الْغُرِّ الْمُحَجَّلِينَ الْوَصِيِّ الْوَفِيِّ وَ الصِّدِّيقِ الْاَكْبَرِ وَ الْفَارُوقِ بَيْنَ الْحَقِّ وَ الْبَاطِلِ وَ الشَّاهِدِ لَكَ وَ الدَّالِّ عَلَيْكَ وَ الصَّادِعِ بِاَمْرِكَ وَ الْمُجَاهِدِ فِي سَبِيلِكَ لَمْ تَأْخُذْهُ فِيكَ لَوْمَةُ لائِمٍ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَ اَنْ تَجْعَلَنِي فِي هٰذَا الْيَوْمِ الَّذِي عَقَدْتَ فِيهِ لِوَلِيِّكَ الْعَهْدَ فِي اَعْنَاقِ خَلْقِكَ وَ اَكْمَلْتَ لَهُمُ الدِّينَ مِنَ الْعَارِفِينَ بِحُرْمَتِهِ وَ الْمُقِرِّينَ بِفَضْلِهِ مِنْ عُتَقَائِكَ وَ طُلَقَائِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ وَ لا تُشْمِتْ بِي حَاسِدِي النِّعَمِ اللّٰهُمَّ فَكَمَا جَعَلْتَهُ عِيدَكَ الْاَكْبَرَ وَ سَمَّيْتَهُ فِي السَّمَاءِ يَوْمَ الْعَهْدِ الْمَعْهُودِ وَ فِي الْاَرْضِ يَوْمَ الْمِيثَاقِ الْمَأْخُوذِ وَ الْجَمْعِ الْمَسْئُولِ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَقْرِرْ بِهِ عُيُونَنَا وَ اجْمَعْ بِهِ شَمْلَنَا وَ لا تُضِلَّنَا بَعْدَ اِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَ اجْعَلْنَا لِاَنْعُمِكَ مِنَ الشَّاكِرِينَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي عَرَّفَنَا فَضْلَ هٰذَا الْيَوْمِ وَ بَصَّرَنَا حُرْمَتَهُ وَ كَرَّمَنَا ، بِهِ وَ شَرَّفَنَا بِمَعْرِفَتِهِ وَ هَدَانَا بِنُورِهِ يَا رَسُولَ اللّٰهِ يَا اَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَيْكُمَا وَ عَلَى عِتْرَتِكُمَا وَ عَلَى مُحِبِّيكُمَا مِنِّي اَفْضَلُ السَّلامُ مَا بَقِيَ اللَّيْلُ وَ النَّهَارُ وَ بِكُمَا اَتَوَجَّهُ اِلَى اللّٰهِ رَبِّي وَ رَبِّكُمَا فِي نَجَاحِ طَلِبَتِي وَ قَضَاءِ حَوَائِجِي وَ تَيْسِيرِ اُمُورِي اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تَلْعَنَ مَنْ جَحَدَ حَقَّ هٰذَا الْيَوْمِ وَ اَنْكَرَ حُرْمَتَهُ فَصَدَّ عَنْ سَبِيلِكَ لِاِطْفَاءِ نُورِكَ فَاَبَى اللّٰهُ اِلا اَنْ يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ اللّٰهُمَّ فَرِّجْ عَنْ اَهْلِ بَيْتِ مُحَمَّدٍ نَبِيِّكَ وَ اكْشِفْ عَنْهُمْ وَ بِهِمْ عَنِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الْكُرُبَاتِ اللّٰهُمَّ امْلَأِ الْاَرْضَ بِهِمْ عَدْلا كَمَا مُلِئَتْ ظُلْما وَ جَوْرا وَ اَنْجِزْ لَهُمْ مَا وَعَدْتَهُمْ اِنَّكَ لا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ.

It is also recommended to say the short supplicatory prayer that are recorded by Sayyid Ibn Tawus in Iqbal al-A’mal.

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

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي جَعَلَنَا مِنَ الْمُتَمَسِّكِينَ بِوِلايَةِ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ الْاَئِمَّةِ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلامُ

It is also recommended to say the following:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي اَكْرَمَنَا بِهٰذَا الْيَوْمِ وَ جَعَلَنَا مِنَ الْمُوفِينَ بِعَهْدِهِ اِلَيْنَا وَ مِيثَاقِهِ الَّذِي وَاثَقَنَا بِهِ مِنْ وِلايَةِ وُلاةِ اَمْرِهِ وَ الْقُوَّامِ بِقِسْطِهِ وَ لَمْ يَجْعَلْنَا مِنَ الْجَاحِدِينَ وَ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ بِيَوْمِ الدِّينِ

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

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي جَعَلَ كَمَالَ دِينِهِ وَ تَمَامَ نِعْمَتِهِ بِوِلايَةِ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ اَبِي طَالِبٍ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ

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

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

SEEGAH OF BROTHERHOOD (UKHUWWAT) ON THE DAY OF GHADEER

To sum it up, the merit of the ‘Id al-Ghadir Day is too great to be cited. On this day, the deeds of the Shi’ah are admitted and their grievances are relieved. On this day, Prophet Moses (a.s.) overcame the sorcerers, the fire in which Prophet Abraham (a.s.) was thrown was made by Almighty Allah comfort and peace, Prophet Moses (a.s.) appointed Yushua ibn Nun as his successor, Prophet Solomon (a.s.) declared openly before his people that Asif ibn Barkhiya would be his successor, and the Holy Prophet Muhammad(a.s.) united as brothers his companions; therefore, the believers are advised to form brotherhood with each other on this day. This fraternization, as is quoted by Shaykh al-Nuri in Mustadrak al-Wasa’il from the book of Zad al-Firdaws, can be practiced by putting the right hand on the brother-in-faith’s right had and saying the following:

وَاخَيْتُكَ فِي اللّٰهِ وَ صَافَيْتُكَ فِي اللّٰهِ وَ صَافَحْتُكَ فِي اللّٰهِ وَ عَاهَدْتُ اللّٰهَ وَ مَلائِكَتَهُ وَ كُتُبَهُ وَ رُسُلَهُ وَ اَنْبِيَاءَهُ وَ الْاَئِمَّةَ الْمَعْصُومِينَ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلامُ عَلَى اَنِّي اِنْ كُنْتُ مِنْ اَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ وَ الشَّفَاعَةِ وَ اُذِنَ لِي بِاَنْ اَدْخُلَ الْجَنَّةَ لا اَدْخُلُهَا اِلا وَ اَنْتَ مَعِي

Similar to this form, al-Muhaddith al-Fayd, in his book of Khulasat al-Adhkar, has mentioned a form of fraternization adding that the other party, or his representative, may accept the fraternization by uttering any statement entailing agreement. Then, each party releases the other from the duties of fraternity except supplication and visiting the tombs of the Infallibles.

THE DAY OF MUBAHELAH

Invoking Allah’s Curse Upon the Lying Party

On the twenty-forth of Dhu’l-Hijjah, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) invited the Christians of Najran that each party would invoke Almighty Allah’s curse upon the liars among them so that the truthful party would be distinguished and the lying party would be cursed. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) put on a cloak and embraced Imam Ali, Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’, Imam al-Hasan, and Imam al-Husayn - peace be upon them - and prayed Almighty Allah, saying, “O Allah, verily, each Prophet had a family members whom were the nearest to him. O Allah, these are my Household; so, (please do) remove uncleanness from them and purify them with thorough purification.” Immediately after that, Archangel Gabriel descended carrying the Verse of Purification.Then, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) accompanied his family members as his partners in the process of invoking Almighty Allah’s curse upon the lying party. As soon as the Christians’ eyes fell on the Holy Prophet’s household, they realized that those individuals were the most truthful and that chastisement would be the share of anyone who would oppose them. They therefore did not dare to participate in that invocation of curse and, instead, they agreed to pay a tribute (jizyah) to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.).

On the twenty-fourth of Dhu’l-Hijjah too, Imam AliAmeer al-Momineen(a.s.), while he was offering a prayer and, more precisely, while he was in the genuflection of that prayer, gave his ring as alms to a poor who was begging in the mosque. Therefore, Almighty Allah revealed the holy verses (5:55-56):

The recommended acts on this day are as follows:

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

Second: It is recommended to observe fasting.

Third: It is recommended to offer a two unit prayer that should be similar to the two unit prayer that is offered on the ‘Id al-Ghadir Day in form, time, and even reward. The only difference is that Ayah al-Kursi should be recited with the two verses following it.

DUA AL-MUBAHALAH

Fourth: It is recommended to say Dua al-Mubahalah, which is similar to the famous supplicatory prayer known as Dua al-Baha’ that is said at the last hours of Ramadan nights (i.e. sahar). Nevertheless, a little difference in this supplication is noticed between the version of Shaykh al-Tusi and the version of Sayyid Ibn Tawus. I will thus choose the earlier one that is recorded in Shaykh al-Tusi’s book of Misbah al-Mutahajjid and reported from Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.):

اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ بَهَائِكَ بِاَبْهَاهُ وَ كُلُّ بَهَائِكَ بَهِيٌّ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِبَهَائِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ جَلالِكَ بِاَجَلِّهِ وَ كُلُّ جَلالِكَ جَلِيلٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِجَلالِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ جَمَالِكَ بِاَجْمَلِهِ وَ كُلُّ جَمَالِكَ جَمِيلٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِجَمَالِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَدْعُوكَ كَمَا اَمَرْتَنِي فَاسْتَجِبْ لِي كَمَا وَعَدْتَنِي اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ عَظَمَتِكَ بِاَعْظَمِهَا وَ كُلُّ عَظَمَتِكَ عَظِيمَةٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِعَظَمَتِكَ كُلِّهَا اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ نُورِكَ بِاَنْوَرِهِ وَ كُلُّ نُورِكَ نَيِّرٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِنُورِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ بِاَوْسَعِهَا وَ كُلُّ رَحْمَتِكَ وَاسِعَةٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ كُلِّهَا. اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَدْعُوكَ كَمَا اَمَرْتَنِي فَاسْتَجِبْ لِي كَمَا وَعَدْتَنِي اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ كَمَالِكَ بِاَكْمَلِهِ وَ كُلُّ كَمَالِكَ كَامِلٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِكَمَالِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ كَلِمَاتِكَ بِاَتَمِّهَا وَ كُلُّ كَلِمَاتِكَ تَامَّةٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِكَلِمَاتِكَ كُلِّهَا اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ اَسْمَائِكَ بِاَكْبَرِهَا وَ كُلُّ اَسْمَائِكَ كَبِيرَةٌ ، اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَسْمَائِكَ كُلِّهَا اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَدْعُوكَ كَمَا اَمَرْتَنِي فَاسْتَجِبْ لِي كَمَا وَعَدْتَنِي اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ عِزَّتِكَ بِاَعَزِّهَا وَ كُلُّ عِزَّتِكَ عَزِيزَةٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِعِزَّتِكَ كُلِّهَا اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ مَشِيَّتِكَ بِاَمْضَاهَا وَ كُلُّ مَشِيَّتِكَ مَاضِيَةٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِمَشِيَّتِكَ كُلِّهَا اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِقُدْرَتِكَ الَّتِي اسْتَطَلْتَ بِهَا عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ وَ كُلُّ قُدْرَتِكَ مُسْتَطِيلَةٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِقُدْرَتِكَ كُلِّهَا، اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَدْعُوكَ كَمَا اَمَرْتَنِي فَاسْتَجِبْ لِي كَمَا وَعَدْتَنِي اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ عِلْمِكَ بِاَنْفَذِهِ وَ كُلُّ عِلْمِكَ نَافِذٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِعِلْمِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ قَوْلِكَ بِاَرْضَاهُ وَ كُلُّ قَوْلِكَ رَضِيٌّ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِقَوْلِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ مَسَائِلِكَ بِاَحَبِّهَا وَ كُلُّهَا اِلَيْكَ حَبِيبٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِمَسَائِلِكَ كُلِّهَا اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَدْعُوكَ كَمَا اَمَرْتَنِي فَاسْتَجِبْ لِي كَمَا وَعَدْتَنِي اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ شَرَفِكَ بِاَشْرَفِهِ وَ كُلُّ شَرَفِكَ شَرِيفٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِشَرَفِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ سُلْطَانِكَ بِاَدْوَمِهِ وَ كُلُّ سُلْطَانِكَ دَائِمٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِسُلْطَانِكَ كُلِّهِ. اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ مُلْكِكَ بِاَفْخَرِهِ وَ كُلُّ مُلْكِكَ فَاخِرٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِمُلْكِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَدْعُوكَ كَمَا اَمَرْتَنِي فَاسْتَجِبْ لِي كَمَا وَعَدْتَنِي اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ عَلائِكَ بِاَعْلاهُ وَ كُلُّ عَلائِكَ عَالٍ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِعَلائِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ آيَاتِكَ بِاَعْجَبِهَا وَ كُلُّ آيَاتِكَ عَجِيبَةٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِآيَاتِكَ كُلِّهَا اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ مَنِّكَ بِاَقْدَمِهِ وَ كُلُّ مَنِّكَ قَدِيمٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِمَنِّكَ كُلِّهِ، اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَدْعُوكَ كَمَا اَمَرْتَنِي فَاسْتَجِبْ لِي كَمَا وَعَدْتَنِي اللّٰهُمَّ وَ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِمَا [مِمَّا] اَنْتَ فِيهِ مِنَ الشُّئُونِ وَ الْجَبَرُوتِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِكُلِّ شَأْنٍ وَ كُلِّ جَبَرُوتٍ اللّٰهُمَّ وَ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِمَا تُجِيبُنِي بِهِ حِينَ اَسْاَلُكَ يَا اللّٰهُ يَا لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِبَهَاءِ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ يَا لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِجَلالِ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ يَا لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِلا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَدْعُوكَ كَمَا اَمَرْتَنِي فَاسْتَجِبْ لِي كَمَا وَعَدْتَنِي اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ رِزْقِكَ بِاَعَمِّهِ وَ كُلُّ رِزْقِكَ عَامٌّ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِرِزْقِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ عَطَائِكَ بِاَهْنَئِهِ وَ كُلُّ عَطَائِكَ هَنِي‏ءٌ ، اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِعَطَائِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِكَ بِاَعْجَلِهِ وَ كُلُّ خَيْرِكَ عَاجِلٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِخَيْرِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ بِاَفْضَلِهِ وَ كُلُّ فَضْلِكَ فَاضِلٌ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِفَضْلِكَ كُلِّهِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَدْعُوكَ كَمَا اَمَرْتَنِي فَاسْتَجِبْ لِي كَمَا وَعَدْتَنِي اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ ابْعَثْنِي عَلَى الْاِيمَانِ بِكَ وَ التَّصْدِيقِ بِرَسُولِكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ السَّلامُ وَ الْوِلايَةِ لِعَلِيِّ بْنِ اَبِي طَالِبٍ وَ الْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْ عَدُوِّهِ وَ الايتِمَامِ بِالْاَئِمَّةِ مِنْ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلامُ فَاِنِّي قَدْ رَضِيتُ بِذَلِكَ يَا رَبِّ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَ رَسُولِكَ فِي الْاَوَّلِينَ وَ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ فِي الْآخِرِينَ وَ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ فِي الْمَلَاِ الْاَعْلَى وَ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ فِي الْمُرْسَلِينَ اللّٰهُمَّ اَعْطِ مُحَمَّدا الْوَسِيلَةَ وَ الشَّرَفَ وَ الْفَضِيلَةَ وَ الدَّرَجَةَ الْكَبِيرَةَ. اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ قَنِّعْنِي بِمَا رَزَقْتَنِي وَ بَارِكْ لِي فِيمَا آتَيْتَنِي وَ احْفَظْنِي فِي غَيْبَتِي وَ كُلِّ غَائِبٍ هُوَ لِي اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ ابْعَثْنِي عَلَى الْاِيمَانِ بِكَ وَ التَّصْدِيقِ بِرَسُولِكَ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ خَيْرَ الْخَيْرِ رِضْوَانَكَ وَ الْجَنَّةَ وَ اَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ الشَّرِّ سَخَطِكَ وَ النَّارِ اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ احْفَظْنِي مِنْ كُلِّ مُصِيبَةٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ بَلِيَّةٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ عُقُوبَةٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ فِتْنَةٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ بَلاءٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَرٍّ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ مَكْرُوهٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ مُصِيبَةٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ آفَةٍ نَزَلَتْ اَوْ تَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ اِلَى الْاَرْضِ فِي هَذِهِ السَّاعَةِ وَ فِي هَذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ وَ فِي هٰذَا الْيَوْمِ وَ فِي هٰذَا الشَّهْرِ وَ فِي هَذِهِ السَّنَةِ. اللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اقْسِمْ لِي مِنْ كُلِّ سُرُورٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ بَهْجَةٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ اسْتِقَامَةٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ فَرَجٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ عَافِيَةٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ سَلامَةٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ كَرَامَةٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ رِزْقٍ وَاسِعٍ حَلالٍ طَيِّبٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ نِعْمَةٍ وَ مِنْ كُلِّ سَعَةٍ نَزَلَتْ اَوْ تَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ اِلَى الْاَرْضِ فِي هَذِهِ السَّاعَةِ وَ فِي هَذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ وَ فِي هٰذَا الْيَوْمِ وَ فِي هٰذَا الشَّهْرِ وَ فِي هَذِهِ السَّنَةِ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنْ كَانَتْ ذُنُوبِي قَدْ اَخْلَقَتْ وَجْهِي عِنْدَكَ وَ حَالَتْ بَيْنِي وَ بَيْنَكَ وَ غَيَّرَتْ حَالِي عِنْدَكَ فَاِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِنُورِ وَجْهِكَ الَّذِي لا يُطْفَاُ، وَ بِوَجْهِ مُحَمَّدٍ حَبِيبِكَ الْمُصْطَفَى وَ بِوَجْهِ وَلِيِّكَ عَلِيٍّ الْمُرْتَضَى وَ بِحَقِّ اَوْلِيَائِكَ الَّذِينَ انْتَجَبْتَهُمْ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي مَا مَضَى مِنْ ذُنُوبِي وَ اَنْ تَعْصِمَنِي فِيمَا بَقِيَ مِنْ عُمُرِي وَ اَعُوذُ بِكَ اللّٰهُمَّ اَنْ اَعُودَ فِي شَيْ‏ءٍ مِنْ مَعَاصِيكَ اَبَدا مَا اَبْقَيْتَنِي حَتَّى تَتَوَفَّانِي وَ اَنَا لَكَ مُطِيعٌ وَ اَنْتَ عَنِّي رَاضٍ وَ اَنْ تَخْتِمَ لِي عَمَلِي بِاَحْسَنِهِ وَ تَجْعَلَ لِي ثَوَابَهُ الْجَنَّةَ وَ اَنْ تَفْعَلَ بِي مَا اَنْتَ اَهْلُهُ يَا اَهْلَ التَّقْوَى وَ يَا اَهْلَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ ارْحَمْنِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ

Fifth: It is recommended to say the supplicatory prayer that Shaykh al-Tusi and Sayyid Ibn Tawus reported to be said after offering a two unit prayer and imploring for forgiveness seventy times. This supplicatory prayer begins with the following:

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ فَاطِرِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْاَرْضِ ....

In order to imitate the Commander of the Believers, Imam Ali(a.s.), each believing man and woman is required to give alms on this day. It is also advisable to visit the holy tomb of Imam Ali(a.s.) and it is proper to say al-Ziyarah al-Jami’ah (the Comprehensive Ziyarah), which will be cited in this book in the chapter of the comprehensive forms of Ziyarah.

THE TWENTY-FIFTH OF DHU’L-HIJJAH

On this blessed day, Surah al-Dahr (or al-Insan No. 76) was revealed praising the Ahl al-Bayt (a.s.) for they had observed fasting for three days and given their food to a poor, an orphan, and a captive for three days respectively. All over these three days, they used to break their fasting with water only. In view of that, the adherents (Shi’ah) of the Ahl al-Bayt (a.s.) are required to imitate their masters on these three days and give alms to the poor and the orphans, especially at the twenty-fifth night of Dhu’l-Hijjah, to do their best in offering food to the needy, and to observe fasting on these days. In the view of some scholars, the twenty-fifth of Dhu’l-Hijjah is the Day of Mubahalah; therefore, it is proper to say al-Ziyarah al-Jami’ah and Dua al-Mubahalah, which has been previously cited.

THE LAST DAY OF ZILHAJJ

The last day of Zilhajj is the last day in the Arabic calendar. According to some narrations mentioned by Sayyid Ibn Tawus in his book of Iqbal al-A’mal, it is recommended to offer a two unit prayer on this day reciting Surah al-Faatehah once, and repeating each of Surah al-Tawheed and Ayah al-Kursi ten times. After accomplishment, it is recommended to say the following supplicatory prayer:

اللّٰهُمَّ مَا عَمِلْتُ فِي هَذِهِ السَّنَةِ مِنْ عَمَلٍ نَهَيْتَنِي عَنْهُ وَ لَمْ تَرْضَهُ وَ نَسِيتُهُ وَ لَمْ تَنْسَهُ وَ دَعَوْتَنِي اِلَى التَّوْبَةِ بَعْدَ اجْتِرَائِي عَلَيْكَ اللّٰهُمَّ فَاِنِّي اَسْتَغْفِرُكَ مِنْهُ فَاغْفِرْ لِي وَ مَا عَمِلْتُ مِنْ عَمَلٍ يُقَرِّبُنِي اِلَيْكَ فَاقْبَلْهُ مِنِّي وَ لا تَقْطَعْ رَجَائِي مِنْكَ يَا كَرِيمُ

If these statements are said, Satan will say, “Woe to me! All the efforts that I have exerted throughout this year for misleading this person have been failed by the utterance of these statements.” Besides, one who says these words will be testified by the year that he sealed it in a good way.