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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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ANOTHER PRAYER FOR SETTLING THE NEEDS

????شاید بعضی حذف شده باشد زیرا در ایمیل 5 تا است

This prayer has been reported by a big number of scholars, such as Shaykh al-Mufid, al-Tusi, Sayyid Ibn Tawus, and many others, from Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.). However, according to the report of Sayyid Ibn Tawus, the way of offering this prayer is as follows:

When you have an urgent need and you wish Almighty Allah to grant it for you, you may observe fasting on three successive days; Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Friday, you may bathe yourself, dress yourself with a new, clean costume, go up to the highest point in your house, and offer a two-unit prayer. Then, you may raise your hands towards the sky and say the following supplication:

اَللّهُمَّ اِنّى حَلَلْتُ بِساحَتِكَ لِمَعْرِفَتى بِوَحْدانِيَّتِكَ وَ صَمَدا نِيَّتِكَ وَ اَنَّهُ لا قادِراً عَلى قَضآءِ حاجَتى غَيْرُكَ وَ قَدْ عَلِمْتُ يا رَبِّ اَنَّهُ كُلَّما تَظاهَرَتْ نِعْمَتُكَ عَلَىَّ اشْتَدَّتْ فاقَتى اِلَيْكَ وَ قَدْ طَرَقَنى هَمُّ كَذا وَ كَذا

You should now mention your problem and then keep on, saying:

وَ اَنْتَ بِكَشْفِهِ عالِمٌ غَيْرُ مُعَلَّمٍ واسِعٌ غَيْرُ مُتَكَلِّفٍ فَاَسْئَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذى وَضَعْتَهُ عَلَى الْجِبالِ فَنُسِفَتْ وَ وَضَعْتَهُ عَلَى السَّمواتِ فَانْشَقَّتْ وَ عَلى النُّجُومِ فَانْتَثَرَتْ وَ عَلَى الاَرْضِ فَسُطِحَتْ وَ اَسْئَلُكَ بِالْحَقِّ الَّذى جَعَلْتَهُ عِنْدَ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَ عِنْدَ عَلِىٍّ وَ الْحَسَنِ وَالْحُسَيْنِ وَ عَلِىٍّ وَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ جَعْفَرٍ وَ مُوسى وَ عَلِىٍّ وَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلِىٍّ وَالْحَسَنِ وَ الْحُجَّةِ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلامُ اَنْ تُصَلِّىَ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ وَ اَنْ تَقْضِىَ لى حاجَتى وَ تُيَسِّرَلى عَسيرَها وَ تَكْفِيَنى مُهِمَّها فَاِنْ فَعَلْتَ فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ وَ اِنْ لَمْ تَفْعَلْ فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ غَيْرُ جآئِرٍ فى حُكْمِكَ وَلا مُتَّهَمٍ فى قَضآئِكَ وَلاحآئِفٍ فى عَدْلِكَ

You may then put your face on the ground and say the following supplication:

اَللّهُمَّ اِنَّ يُونُسَ بْنَ مَتّى عَبْدُكَ دَعاكَ فى بَطْنِ الْحُوتِ وَ هُوَ عَبْدُكَ فَاسْتَجَبْتَ لَهُ وَ اَنَا عَبْدُكَ اَدْعُوكَ فَاسْتَجِبْ لى

Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) said, “Many times, I had many needs to be settled by Almighty Allah. I therefore said this supplication and came back having my need settled for me.”

ETIQUETTES OF PRAYING FOR FULFILLMENT OF NEEDS

In Jamal al-Usbu’, Sayyid Ibn Tawus has mentioned an essay regarding the etiquettes of praying for granting one’s requests, which can be summed up as follows:

While trying to beseech the All-knowing Lord to grant you your request, you must be at the most modest manner. When you intend to present yourself before a human king to ask him for granting you a request, you naturally try to attain his pleasure through all possible means and efforts. Likewise, you must exert all possible efforts to attain the pleasure of the Almighty and All-majestic Lord when you want Him to grant you your request. Thus, do not beseech Him in a way less earnest than appealing from human kings; lest, you will fail to win your request because you have been of the scoffers. How is it then reasonable that you care for the pleasure of the All-majestic Lord less than your care for winning the pleasure of human kings who are no more than slaves of the Master of the Worlds? Such being the case, you will be regarded as belittling, scoffing, disdaining, and deriding the grandeur of the All-majestic Lord, and, as a result, you will never win your request no matter how many prayers you would offer and how many days you would fast.

Moreover, when you fast on a day or offer a prayer for purpose of winning your request from Almighty God, you must not behave as if you are testing Him; rather, you must have full confidence of His response. As a rule, we, human beings, try others only when we are suspicious about their ability to do what they are tried to do. About those who suspect Him, Almighty Allah says, “…the entertainers of evil thoughts about Allah. On them is the evil turn. (48/6)”

Significantly, when you beseech the Lord for granting your request, you must have full confidence in His all-encompassing mercy, His all-inclusive magnanimity, and His fulfillment of all of His promises.

When you turn your face towards the most generous of all human beings to ask him for an insignificant thing, you will most certainly be sure that he will grant you that thing after you have asked it from him in the most appropriate way. Similarly, you must be surer that Almighty Allah Who is the All-generous and the most generous of all those who act generously that He will grant you your request, which is, in His sight and as compared to His omnipotence, less insignificant than all insignificant things. Hence, beware that you put confidence in any mortal more than you do with Almighty Allah.

It is also advisable that when you offer a prayer and fast on a day for purpose of winning your request from God, you must arrange your worldly requests according to their importance. In fact, the most important of all your requests, no matter how urgent they be, are the requests of the one under whose shade you are living and whose hospitality you are experiencing; namely, the Patron of the Age, Imam al-Mahdi, may Allah’s blessings be upon him.

Then come your requests with regard to your religious faith. Only then do come your personal requests involved.

To explain, when you intend to beseech Almighty Allah to save you from perdition, you may observe fasting with the intention of praying Him to grant you this very request. In fact, you should have known that winning Almighty Allah’s amnesty, pleasure, acceptance, and approval is more important than being saved from perdition, because you will eventually perish whether you like it or not, but if you miss Almighty Allah’s majesty, pleasure, and acceptance, you will lose this worldly life and the eternal life thus exposing yourself to unbearable and unimaginable misfortunes.

Similarly, as I have advised you to give the requests of the Patron of the Age priority to your personal requests, I only meant to inform you that the survival of this world and the survival of its inhabitants are contingent upon the existence of the Patron in this world. Hence, how is it reasonable to give precedence to your personal requests over the requests of the one without whom you do not live a single moment?

Let it be known to you that the Patron of the Age is in no need for your implorations for him; rather, if you do what I have just advised you to do, you will then have fulfilled your pledge towards him.

Finally, it is highly recommended to commence your supplicatory prayers with invoking Almighty Allah’s blessings upon the Holy Infallibles (a.s.).

PRAYER FOR SEEKING (DIVINE) HELP

As quoted from Makarim al-Akhlaq

When you go to sleep at night, you may put close to the side of your head a clean vessel full of pure water and covered by a clean piece of cloth. When you wake up to offer the Night Prayer, you may drink three doses of that water and perform the ritual ablution (wudu’ ) with the rest of it. You may then turn your face towards the kiblah direction, recite the adhan and iqamah statements, and offer a two-unit prayer, reciting whatever Surah you would like to recite. While genuflecting, you may repeat the following supplicatory statement twenty-five times:

يَا غِيَاثَ الْمُسْتَغِيْثِيْنَ

When you stand erect again after the genuflection, you may repeat the same statement twenty-five times. In the two prostrations of the prayer and the position of sitting between them, you may repeat the same statement twenty-five each. When you stand up for offering the second unit, you may do the same thing as exactly as you have done in the first unit. By this, you have repeated this statement three hundred times. You may then finish your prayer after uttering the statements of tashahhud and Taslim. Keeping yourself in the position of the prayer (i.e. sitting), you may raise your head towards the sky and repeat the following statement thirty times:

مِنَ الْعَبْدِ الذَّليلِ اِلَى الْمَوْلَى الْجَليلِ

You may then submit your request, and the response will come very shortly, by the permission of Almighty Allah.

PRAYER FOR SEEKING ALLAH'S HELP IN THE NAME OF LADY FATIMAH (S)

If you have an urgent request to be granted by Almighty Allah due to which your heart is distressed, you may offer a two-unit prayer. Upon accomplishment, you may repeat the Takbir statement (i.e. Allahu-akbar) three times and then utter the Tasbih al-Zahra’. Then you may prostrate yourself and repeat the following supplicatory statement one hundred times:

يا مَوْلاتى يا فاطِمَةُ اَغيثينى

You may then put your right cheek on the ground and repeat the same one hundred times, put your left cheek on the ground and repeat the same one hundred times, and return the normal position of prostration and repeat the same one hundred and ten times. You may then submit your requests, and Almighty Allah, if He wills, will grant it.

A PRAYER FOR SEEKING GOD’S AID IN THE NAME OF LADY FATIMAH

According to Makarim al-Akhlaq

Shaykh Hasan ibn Fadl al-Yabrisi has said in Makarim al-Akhlaq:

A prayer for seeking Aid from Lady Fatimah (a.s.): You may offer a two-unit prayer. Upon accomplishment, you may prostrate yourself and repeat the following phrase one hundred times:

يا فاطمة

You may then put your right cheek on the ground and repeat the same one hundred times, put your left cheek on the ground and repeat the same one hundred times, and return the normal position of prostration and repeat the same one hundred and ten times. You may then say the following supplicatory prayer:

يا آمِناً مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْى ءٍ وَ كُلُّ شَيْى ءٍ مِنْكَ خآئِفٌ حَذِرٌ اَسْئَلُكَ بِاَمْنِكَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ وَ خَوْفِ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ مِنْكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّىَ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تُعْطِيَنى اَماناً لِنَفْسى وَ اَهْلى وَ مالى وَ وَلَدى حَتّى لا اَخافَ اَحَداً وَ لا اَحْذَرَ مِنْ شَىْءٍ اَبَدَاً اِنَّكَ عَلى كُلِّ شَيْى ءٍ قَديرٌ

PRAYER FOR SEEKING ALLAH'S HELP IN THE NAME OF THE PROPHET (S) AND IMAM ALI (A)

The following is also quoted from this respectable book:

Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) is reported to have said: Whoever of you intends to seek the aid of Almighty Allah (in the name of His Intimate Saints), may offer a two unit prayer and then prostrate himself and say the following:

يا مُحَمَّدُ يا رَسُولَ اللّٰهِ يا عَلِىُّ يا سَيِّدَىِ الْمُؤْمِنينَ وَالْمُؤْمِناتِ بِكُما اَسْتَغيثُ اِلَى اللّٰهِ تَعالى يا مُحَمَّدُ يا عَلِىُّ اَسْتَغيثُ بِكُما يا غَوْثاهُ بِاللّٰهِ وَ بِمُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلِي وَ فاطِمَةَ

You may then mention the names of the Holy Imams (a.s.). Following this, you may add the following:

بكم اتوسّل‏ الى اللّه تعالى

Once you do so, they will intercede for you to Almighty Allah to grant you His aid at that very moment, if He wills.

IMAM AL-MAHDI'S PRAYER AT THE JAMKARAN MOSQUE

In his book of al-Najm al-Thaqib, Shaykh al-Nuri, may Allah have mercy upon him, has quoted the story of building the mosque of Jamkaran, a town about five kilometers away from the holy city of Qum, by the command of the Patron of the Age (a.s.). He has thus quoted Imam al-Mahdi(a.s.) as saying to Hasan al-Mathulah of Jamkaran, “Advice people to visit frequently and venerably this place and to offer four units of prayer therein; two units as greeting of the mosque in each unit they should recite Surah al-Faatehah once and repeat Surah al-Tawheed (or al-Ikhlaas) seven times. In the genuflection and prostration of this prayer, they may repeat the doxologies of glorifying God seven times. As for the other two-unit prayer, they may dedicate it to Imam al-Mahdi(a.s.). In the first unit, they may recite Surah al-Faatehah, but when they reach this holy verse, they should repeat it one hundred times:

اياك نعبد و اياك نستعين

They may then continue reciting this Surah. The same thing may be done in the second unit. The doxologies of glorifying God that are said in the genuflection and prostrations of the prayers may be repeated seven times in this prayer. Upon accomplishment of the prayer, they may repeat the tahlil statement (i.e. la-ilaha illa’llahu) one hundred times and then utter the Tasbih al-Zahra’ litany. Immediately after that, they may prostrate themselves and repeat the invocation of blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household one hundred times.” Imam al-Mahdi(a.s.) added, “Whoever offers this prayer will be awarded the reward of offering prayer in the Holy Ka’bah.”

PRAYER OF IMAM MAHDI ON NIGHT OF FRIDAY (SHAB E JUMUAH)

Quoting the book of Kunuz al-Najah by Shaykh al-Yabrisi, the author of al-Najm al-Thaqib mentioned the following statement to have come from the Holy Region (i.e. Imam al-Mahdi): “Whoever has a request to be urgently granted by Almighty Allah, may bathe himself after midnight at a Friday night, directs towards his place of prayer, and offers a two unit prayer. In the first unit, he may recite Surah al-Faatehah, but when he reaches this holy verse, he should repeat it one hundred times:

اياك نعبد و اياك نستعين

He may then continue reciting this Surah. After that, he may recite Surah al-Tawheed one time only. In the genuflection of each unit, he may repeat the genuflection doxology seven times:

سبحان ربّى العظيم و بحمده

In the two prostrations of each unit, he may repeat the prostration doxology seven times:

سبحان ربّى الاعلى و بحمده

Upon accomplishment of the prayer, he may beseech Almighty Allah using this supplicatory prayer. If he does, Almighty Allah will most certainly grant him his request unless it results in rupture of relations with one’s relatives:

اَللّهُمَّ اِنْ اَطْعَتُكَ فَالْمَحْمِدَةُ لَكَ وَ اِنْ عَصَيْتُكَ فَالْحُجَّةُ لَكَ مِنْكَ الرَّوْحُ وَ مِنْكَ الْفَرَجُ سُبْحانَ مَنْ اَنْعَمَ وَ شَكَرَ سُبْحانَ مَنْ قَدَّرَ وَ غَفَرَ اللّهُمَّ اِنْ كُنْتُ عَصَيْتُكَ فَاِنّى قَدْ اَطَعْتُكَ فى اَحَبِّ الاَشْيآءِ اِلَيْكَ وَ هُوَ الاْ يمانُ بِكَ لَمْ اَتَّخِذْ لَكَ وَلَداً وَ لَمْ اَدْعُ لَكَ شَريكاً مَنّاً مِنْكَ بِهِ عَلَىَّ لا مَنّاً مِنّى بِهِ عَلَيْكَ وَ قَدْ عَصَيْتُكَ يا اِلهى عَلى غَيْرِ وَجْهِ المُكابَرَةِ وَ لاَ الْخُروُجِ عَنْ عُبُودِيَّتِكَ وَلاَ الْجُحُودِ لِرُبُوبِيَّتِكَ وَلكِنْ اَطَعْتُ هَواىَ وَ اَزَلَّنىِ الشَّيْطانُ فَلَكَ الْحُجَّةُ عَلَىَّ وَ الْبَيانُ فَاِنْ تُعَذِّبْنى فَبِذُنُوبى غَيْرُ ظالِمٍ لى وَ اِنْ تَغْفِرْلى وَ تَرْحَمْنى فَاِنَّكَ جَوادٌ كَريمٌ

You may then repeat this word as much as one breathe takes:

يا كريم،يا كريم

You may then continue, saying:

يا آمِناً مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْى ءٍ وَ كُلُّ شَيْى ءٍ مِنْكَ خآئِفٌ حَذِرٌ اَسْئَلُكَ بِاَمْنِكَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْى ءٍ وَ خَوْفِ كُلِّ شَيْى ءٍ مِنْكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّىَ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تُعْطِيَنى اَماناً لِنَفْسى وَ اَهْلى وَ وَلَدى وَ سآئِرِ ما اَنْعَمْتَ بِهِ عَلَىَّ حَتّى لااَخافَ وَ لا اَحْذَرَ مِنْ شَيْى ءٍ اَبَداً اِنَّكَ عَلى كُلِّ شَيْى ءٍ قَديرٌ وَ حَسْبُنَا اللّٰهُ وَ نِعْمَ الْوَكيلُ يا كافِىَ اِبْراهيمَ نُمْرُودَ وَ يا كافِىَ مُوسى فِرْعَوْنَ اَسْئَلُكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّىَ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تَكْفِيَنى شَرَّ فلان بن فلان

You may now mention the one whom you anticipate to harm you by name and the father’s name (i.e. so-and-so the son of so-and-so) and beseech Almighty Allah to repel his harm and save from his evils. Most certainly, Almighty Allah will do, if He wills.

Then, you may prostrate yourself, submit your request, and beseech Almighty Allah earnestly and purely. Verily, if any believing man or woman offers this prayer and says this supplicatory prayer, the doors to the heavens will be opened before him/her so that his/her requests will be granted and his/her prayer will be immediately responded, no matter what his/her prayer may be. This is one of the favors Almighty Allah has bestowed upon people and upon us.”

The venerable son of Shaykh al-Yabrisi; namely, Radi al-Din Hasan ibn al-Fadl, has reported this prayer too in the book of Makarim al-Akhlaq with little difference in the supplicatory prayer. In the prefatory statement, he has added the word qad (surely) after kuntu (have been), the word ahadan (anyone) after the word akhafa (fear), and the word as’aluka (I beseech You) after the word fir’awna (Pharaoh). However, the other words of the supplicatory prayer are the same.

PRAYER (TO DISPEL) FEAR OF OPPRESSORS

As quoted from Makarim al-Akhlaq, you may bathe yourself, offer a two unit prayer, raise your dress up so that your knees appear at the place of prayer, and repeat the following supplicatory prayer one hundred times:

يا حَىُّ يا قَيُّومُ يا حَيّاً لا اِلهَ اِلاّ اَنْتَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ اَسْتَغيثُ فَصَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاَغِثْنىِ السّاعَةَ السّاعَةَ

Upon accomplishment, you may say the following supplicatory prayer:

اَسْئَلُكَ اَللّهُمَّ اَنْ تُصَلِّىَ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تَلْطُفَ لى وَ اَنْ تَغْلِبَ لى وَ اَنْ تَمْكُرَلى وَ اَنْ تَخْدَعَ لى وَ اَنْ تَكيدَلى وَ اَنْ تَكْفِيَنى مَؤُنَةَ فلان بن فُلان

You may now mention the name of your enemy and his father’s name.

This is the supplicatory prayer of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) on the day of the Battle of Uhud.

PRAYER FOR GAINING INTELLIGENCE AND GOOD MEMORY

In Makarim al-Akhlaq, the following is quoted from Imam al-Baqir and Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.):

With a saffron liquid that is put in a clean vessel, you may write Surah al-Faatehah, Ayah al-Kursi, Surah al-Qadr, Surah Yasin, Surah al-Waqiah, Surah al-Hashr, Surah al-Mulk, Surah al-Tawheed, Surah al-Falaq, and Surah al-Nas, and wash the patch with water taken from Zamzam Spring, rainwater, or clean water. Then, you may put two mitigalsof olibanum (an aromatic gum formerly used in medicine but now chiefly as incense), ten mitigals of sugar, and ten mitigals of honey. You may then put it under sunlight and put a piece of iron on it. At the last hours of night, you may offer a two unit prayer in each unit of which you may recite Surah al-Faatehah and repeat Surah al-Tawheed fifty times. Upon accomplishment, you may drink that water, which is very useful and time-tested for strengthening memory, God willing.

At the end of Chapter Six, we will mention matters that strengthen memory.

PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS

Offer a two unit prayer in each unit of which you may recite Surah al-Tawheed sixty times (of course, after Surah al-Faatehah). When you finish, your sins will be forgiven.

ANOTHER PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS

Within the devotional rites on Friday, Shaykh al-Tusi, in Misbah al-Mutahajjid, has quoted the following:

‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud is reported to have quoted the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) as saying: Whoever offers a two unit prayer on Fridays after the ‘Asr (afternoon) prayer, in the first unit of which he recites Surah al-Faatehah and Ayah al-Kursi and repeats Surah al-Falaq twenty-five times, and in the second unit, he recites Surah al-Faatehah and Surah al-Tawheed and repeats Surah al-Nas twenty-five times and repeats after accomplishment the following statement twenty-five times, will not depart this world before Almighty Allah shows him Paradise in dreams and shows him his place therein:

لا حول و لا قوة الاّ باللّه العلّى العظيم

Sayyid Ibn Tawus, in Jamal al-Usbu’, Chapter: 33, has mentioned a form of prayer for forgiveness. About this prayer, he added, “This is a great and noble prayer that is known well by the bearers of the divine secrets. Hence, beware of belittling this prayer.”

However, refer to the book involved in order to acquaint yourself with this prayer.

PRAYER OF WILL

Advised by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), this prayer consists of two units and is offered between the Maghrib (sunset) and Isha’ (evening) obligatory prayers. In the first unit, you may recite Surah al-Faatehah (once) and Surah al-Zalzalah thirteen times. In the second unit, you may recite Surah al-Faatehah (once) and Surah al-Tawheed fifteen times. Whoever offers this prayer regularly every evening, will win innumerable rewards.

PRAYER FOR PARDON

This prayer consists of two units in each of which Surah al-Faatehah and Surah al-Qadr are recited once each. After the recitation of these Surahs, the following supplicatory prayer is repeated fifteen times:

ربّ عفوك عفوك

The same supplicatory prayer is repeated, yet ten times, in the genuflection of the prayer. Then, the prayer is accomplished just like the famous prayer of Ja’far.

It is worth mentioning that the prayer for forgiveness is offered as same as this prayer for pardon, except that its supplicatory prayer should be as follows:

ربّ عفوك استغفر اللّه

This prayer is also useful for beseeching for expansive sustenance, Allah willing.

PRAYERS ON THE DAYS OF THE WEEK

PRAYER ON SATURDAYS

Sayyid Ibn Tawus quoted Imam al-Hasan al-’Askari(a.s.) to have said: In the books of my forefathers (a.s.), I have read that whoever offers on Saturdays a four unit prayer; reciting in each unit Surah al-Faatehah, Surah al-Tawheed, and Ayah al-Kursi, Allah the Almighty and All-majestic will grant him the rank of the Prophets, the martyrs, and the righteous people. How excellent the company of these is!

PRAYER OF SUNDAYS

Imam al-Hasan al-’Askari(a.s.) is also reported to have said that whoever offers on Sundays a four unit prayer; reciting in each unit Surah al-Faatehah and Surah al-Mulk, will be allowed by Almighty Allah to occupy any place in Paradise he likes.

PRAYER ON MONDAYS

Imam al-Hasan al-’Askari(a.s.) is also reported to have said that whoever offers on Mondays a ten unit prayer; reciting in each unit Surah al-Faatehah once and repeating Surah al-Tawheed ten times, Almighty Allah will grant him on Friday light that shines the place of the Assemblage (on the Resurrection Day) due to which all the creatures of Almighty Allah will wish to have its like on that day.

PRAYER OF TUESDAYS

Imam al-Hasan al-’Askari(a.s.) is also reported to have said that whoever offers on Tuesdays a six unit prayer; reciting in each unit Surah al-Faatehah, the last two verses of Surah al-Baqarah (i.e. amana al-rassulu…), and Surah al-Zalzalah, Almighty Allah will forgive all of his sin as if his mother has just given birth to him.

PRAYER ON WEDNESDAYS

Imam al-Hasan al-’Askari(a.s.) is also reported to have said that whoever offers on Wednesdays a four unit prayer; reciting in each unit Surah al-Faatehah, Surah al-Tawheed, and Surah al-Qadr, Almighty Allah will accept his repentance from all sins and will give him in marriage a Paradisiacal woman.

PRAYER ON THURSDAYS

Imam al-Hasan al-’Askari(a.s.) is also reported to have said that whoever offers on Thursdays a ten unit prayer; reciting in each unit Surah al-Faatehah once and repeating Surah al-Tawheed ten times, the angels will say to him, ‘Ask, and you will grant it.”

PRAYER ON FRIDAYS

Imam al-Hasan al-’Askari(a.s.) is also reported to have said that whoever offers on Fridays a four unit prayer; reciting in each unit Surah al-Faatehah, Surah al-Mulk, and Surah Fussilat (No. 41), Almighty Allah will allow him Paradise, grant him the right to intercede for his household, and guard him against the grave pressure and the horrors on the Resurrection Day.

When the reporter asked Imam al-’Askari(a.s.) about the best time of offering these prayers, the Imam (a.s.) answered, “The best time is the period between sunrise and midday.”

THIRD CHAPTER: SUPPLICATIONS AND TAWEEZS FOR HEALING AND PAINS

SUPPLICATORY PRAYERS FOR HEALING

Sayyid Ibn Tawus (may Allah have mercy upon him) in his book of Muhaj al-Da’awat has reported Sa’id ibn Abi’l-Fath of Wasit as saying:

I was once inflicted by a serious disease that overtired all physicians. Therefore, my father took me to the hospital where all physicians, headed by the Christian doctor of medicine, tried to find me treatment, but failed. Finally, they had to confess, “This disease cannot be healed except by God the All-exalted.” With breaking heart and distress, I had to go back home. Browsing one of my father’s books, I found the following inscribed on the back of the book:

Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) is reported to have said: Any diseased person who repeats these statements forty times immediately after the Dawn Prayer and then rubs the painful part with his hand, Almighty Allah will free him from the disease and restore him to health:

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحيمِ اَلْحَمُدلِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعالَمينَ حَسْبُنَا اللّٰهُ وَ نِعْمَ الْوَكيلُ تَبارَكَ اللّٰهُ اَحْسَنُ الْخالِقينَ وَلا حَوْلَ وَلاقُوَّةَ اِلاّ بِاللّٰهِ الْعَلِىِّ الْعَظيمِ

I, the patient, waited for dawn, performed the obligatory prayer, and sat in my place repeating these words while I was fearful lest the pains would return to me. Keeping on this state for three days, the disease was gone. My father, after I had told him about this, thanked Almighty Allah. When he informed one of the physicians about the restoration of my health, the physician, who was non-Muslim, visited and examined me. When he was sure that my disease had gone, he converted to Islam, bore witness that Muhammad is the messenger of God, and committed himself to the teachings of Islam.

DUA OF (یا من کبس الارض) FOR AILING DISEASES

Al-Kaf’ami, in his book entitled al-Misbah, has mentioned that whoever is diseased, may rub over the place of his prostration (in prayers) with his hand and then rub the ailed organ after each obligatory prayer seven times. He may then say the following supplicatory prayer:

يا مَنْ كَبَسَ الاَرْضَ عَلَى الْمآءِ وَ سَدَّ الْهَوآءَ بِالسَّمآءِ وَاخْتارَ لِنَفْسِهِ اَحْسَنَ الاَسْمآءِ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَافْعَلْ بى كَذا وَ كَذا وَ ارْزُقْنى وَ عافِنى مِنْ كَذا وَ كَذا

[Instead of the three dots, you may submit your requests and mention your ailed organ.]

DUA FOR RESTORATION OF HEALTH

Quoting Misbah al-Mutahajjid, al-Kaf’ami has reported that whoever is ailed, may say the following supplicatory prayer in the second prostration of the first two units of the Night Prayer:

يا عَلِىُّ يا عَظيمُ يا رَحْمنُ يا رَحيمُ يا سَميعَ الدَّعَواتِ يا مُعْطِىَ الْخَيْراتِ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ وَاَعْطِنى مِنْ خَيْرِ الدُّنْيا وَالاْخِرَةِ ما اَنْتَ اَهْلُهُ وَاصْرِفْ عَنّى مِنْ شَرِّ الدُّنْيا وَالاْخِرَة ما اَنْتَ اَهْلُهُ وَ اَذْهِبْ عَنّى هذَا الْوَجَعَ

The disease or ailment may be now mentioned…

فَاِنَّهُ قَدْ غاظَنى وَ اَحْزَنَنى

It is recommended to supplicate earnestly, because the more earnest the sooner in response.

Quoted from ‘Uddat al-DAI, Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) is reported to have said:

When you are ailed, go outdoors, raise your hands towards the sky, and say the following supplicatory prayer:

اَللّهُمَّ اِنَّكَ عَيَّرْتَ اَقْواماً فى كِتابِكَ فَقُلْتَ :(قُلِ ادْعُوا الَّذينَ زَعَمْتُمْ مِنْ دُونِهِ فَلا يَمْلِكُونَ كَشْفَ الضُّرِّ عَنْكُمْ وَلا تَحْويلاً )فَيا مَنْ لا يَمْلِكُ كَشْفَ ضُرّى وَ لا تَحْويلَهُ عَنّى اَحَدٌ غَيْرُهُ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ وَاكْشِفْ ضُرّى وَحَوِّلْهُ اِلى مَنْ يَدْعُو مَعَكَ اِلهاً آخَرَ فَاِنّى اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لا اِلهَ غَيْرُكَ .

It is also reported that any believer who is diseased or ailed, should rub the ailed organ with his hand and repeat the following (holy verse) with sincerity:

وَ نُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ ما هُوَ شِفآءٌ وَ رَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنينَ وَلا يَزيدُ الظّالِمينَ اِلاّ خَساراً

If he does, he will be restored to health no matter what his disease would be. Confirming this, the holy verse corroborates that it carries healing and mercy to the believers.

ANOTHER DUA FOR AILING DISEASES

An ailed person is recommended to purchase one sa’of wheat, lie on his back, disperse the wheat grains on his chest, and say the following supplicatory prayer:

اَللّهُمَّ اِنّى اَسْئَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذى اِذا سَئَلَكَ بِهِ الْمُضْطَرُّ كَشَفْتَ مابِهِ مِنْ ضُرٍّ وَ مَكَّنْتَ لَهُ فِى الاَرْضِ وَ جَعَلْتَهُ خَليفَتَكَ عَلى خَلْقِكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّىَ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلى اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ وَ اَنْ تُعافِيَنى مِنْ عِلَّتى

He may then sit, gather the wheat grains around him, repeat the same supplicatory prayer, divide the wheat grains into four shares, give each share to a poor man, and repeat the same supplicatory prayer. Once an ailed person does all that, he will be restored to health, Allah willing.

DUA FOR SAFETY FROM ILLNESS AND AILMENTS

Imam Ali(a.s.) is reported to have said: Put your hand on the ailed organ and repeat the following supplicatory prayer three times:

اَللَّهُ اَللَّهُ اَللَّهُ رَبّى حَقّاً لا اُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئاً اَللّهُمَّ اَنْتَ لَها وَ لِكُلِّ عَظيمَةٍ فَفَرِّجْها عَنّى

Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) is reported to have said in this regard: You may put your hand on the ailed organ and say:

بسم اللّه

You may then rub the ailed organ with your hand and repeat the following evil-repelling prayer (‘udhah) seven times:

اَعُوذُ بِعِزَّةِ اللّٰهِ وَ اَعُوذُ بِقُدْرَةِاللّٰهِ وَ اَعُوذُ بِجَلالِ اللّٰهِ وَ اَعُوذُ بِعَظَمَةِ اللّٰهِ وَ اَعُوذُ بِجَمْعِ اللّٰهِ وَ اَعُوذُ بِرَسُولِ اللّٰهِ صَلّىَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَ اَعُوذُ بِاَسْمآءِ اللّٰهِ مِنْ شَرِّ ما اَحْذَرُ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ ما اَخافُ عَلى نَفْسى.

DUA OF MOTHER FOR HER CHILD WHO IS AILING

It is reported that when a child is ailed, the mother may ascend to a roof, throw the head cover away, expose the hair of her head under the sky, prostrate herself, and say the following supplication:

اَللّهُمَّ رَبِّ اَنْتَ اَعْطَيْتَنيهِ وَ اَنْتَ وَهَبْتَهُ لى اَللّهُمَّ فَاجْعَلْ هِبَتَكَ الْيَوْمَ جَديدَةً اِنَّكَ قادِرٌ مُقْتَدِرٌ

The mother will not raise her head from the prostration but that her child is restored to health.

Al-Shahid, may Allah have mercy upon him, has reported that whoever is tensely ailed may recite Surah al-Faatehah forty times on a glass of water. He may then pour the water on his body. He may have a measure of wheat near him and hand over each beggar a measure and ask him to pray Almighty Allah to cure him. If he does so, he will be restored to health, Allah willing.

“Medicate your patients with alms.” This saying is reported through considerable chains of authority.

With reference to removal of diseases, al-Shahid has also reported that the right arm of a patient may be held while reciting Surah al-Faatehah seven times. After that, the following supplicatory prayer may be said:

اَللّهُمَّ اَزِلْ عَنْهُ الْعِلَلَ وَالدّآءَ وَ اَعِدْهُ اِلَى الصِّحَّةِ وَالشِّفآءِ وَ اَمِدَّهُ بِحُسْنِ الْوِقايَةِ وَ رُدَّهُ اِلى حُسْنِ الْعافِيَةِ وَاجْعَلْ ما نالَهُ فى مَرَضِهِ هذا مادَّةً لِحَيوتِهِ وَ كَفّارَةً لِسَيّئِاتِهِ اَللّهُمَّ وَ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

If this does not work, Surah al-Faatehah may be repeated seventy times, and it will be effective, Allah willing.

Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) is reported to have said, “Whoever is not healed by Surah al-Faatehah and Surah al-Tawheed, nothing else will heal him. Verily, these two Surahs cure of all ailments.”

Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) is reported to have said: Allah will certainly cure any ailed believer who says the following verse sincerely while rubbing his ailed organ with his hand:

وَ نُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ ما هُوَ شِفآءٌ وَ رَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنينَ

Imam al-Rida(a.s.) is reported to have said: For all ailments, you may say the following supplicatory prayer:

يا مُنْزِلَ الشِّفآءِ وَ مُذْهِبَ الدّآءِ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ وَ اَنْزِلْ عَلى وَجَعى الشِّفآءَ

Sayyid Ibn Tawus, may Allah have mercy upon him, has mentioned the following narration in his book entitled Muhaj al-Da’awat:

Ibn ‘Abbas is reported to have said that he was once present with Imam Ali(a.s.) when a faint-faced man visited him and said, “O Commander of the Faithful, I am diseased person and many ailments and aches have afflicted me. So, please teach me a supplicatory prayer that helps me endure my ailments.” Answering him, Imam Ali(a.s.) said, “I will lead you to a supplicatory prayer that was taught by Archangel Gabriel to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) when al-Hasan and al-Husayn fell ill. This is it:

اِلهى كُلَّما اَنْعَمْتَ عَلَىَّ نِعْمَةً قَلَّ لَكَ عِنْدَها شُكْرى وَ كُلَّمَا ابْتَلَيْتَنى بِبَلِيَّةٍ قَلَّ لَكَ عِنْدَها صَبْرى فيامَنْ قَلَّ شُكْرى عِنْدَ نِعَمِهِ فَلَمْ يَحْرِمْنى وَ يا مَنْ قَلَّ صَبْرى عِنْدَ بَلاَّئِهِ فَلَمْ يَخْذُلنى وَ يا مَنْ رَانى عَلَى الْمَعاصى فَلَمْ يَفْضَحْنى وَ يا مَنْ رَانى عَلَى الْخَطايا فَلَمْ يُعاقِبْنى عَلَيْها صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاغْفِرْ لى ذَنْبى وَ اشْفِنى مِنْ مَرَضى اِنَّكَ عَلى كُلِّ شَيْئٍ قَديرٌ

Ibn ‘Abbas added: One year later, I saw the man fresh-faced and glowing. He said, “Whenever I said this supplicatory prayer in sickness, I would be soon restored to health, in ailment, I would be soon cured, and before a despotic authority, I would be protected against him.”

It is reported that al-Najashi, an ancient king of Abyssinia, inherited from his fathers a four hundred year old bonnet that appeases any pain that it touches. When the bonnet was untied to inspect its secret, the following supplicatory prayer was seen written therein:

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الْمَلِكِ الْحَقِّ الْمُبينِ شَهِدَاللّٰهُ اَنَّهُ لا اِلهَ اِلاّ هُوَ الْمَلاَّئِكَةُ وَ اوُلُوا الْعِلْمِ قآئِماً بِالْقِسْطِ لا اِلهَ اِلاّ هُوَ الْعَزيزُ الْحَكيمُ اِنَّ الدّينَ عِنْدَاللّٰهِ الاِسْلامُ لِلَّهِ نُورٌ وَحِكْمَةٌ وَ حَوْلٌ وَ قُوَّةٌ وَ قُدْرَةٌ وَ سُلْطانٌ وَ بُرْهانٌ لا اِلهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ آدَمُ صَفِىُّ اللّٰهِ لا اِلهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ اِبْرهيمُ خَليلُ اللّٰهِ لا اِلهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ مُوسى كَليمُ اللّٰهِ لا اِلهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ مُحَمَّدٌ الْعَرَبِىُّ رَسُولُ اللّٰهِ وَ حَبيبُهُ وَ خِيَرَتُهُ مِنْ خَلْقِهِ اُسْكُنْ يا جَميعَ الاَوْجاعِ وَ الاَسْقامِ وَ الاَمْراضِ وَ جَميعَ الْعِلَلِ وَ جميعَ الْحُمَّياتِ سَكَّنْتُكَ بِالَّذى سَكَنَ لَهُ ما فِى اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهارِ وَ هُوَ السَّميعُ الْعَليمُ وَ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلى خَيْرِ خَلْقِهِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ اَجْمَعينَ

According to Makarim al-Akhlaq, al-Najashi, having had headache, wrote a message to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) complaining about his ache. In response, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) sent him a supplicatory amulet written in a patch. When al-Najashi put the patch in his bonnet, his headache was relieved.

This is the supplicatory amulet:

بِسْم اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحيمِ لا اِلهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ الْمَلِكُ الْحَقُّ الْمُبينُ شَهِدَاللّٰهُ... لِلَّهِ نُورٌ وَ حِكْمَةٌ وَ عِزُّ وَ قُوَّةٌ وَ بُرْهانٌ وَ قُدْرَةٌ وَ سُلْطانٌ وَ رَحْمَةٌ يا مَنْ لا يَنامُ لا اِلهَ اِلاّ اللّٰهُ اَبْرهيمُ خَليلُ اللّٰهِ لا اِلهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ مُوسى كَليمُ اللّٰهِ لا اِلهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ عيسى رُوحُ اللّٰهِ وَ كَلِمَتُهُ لا اِلهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ اللّٰهِ وَ صَفِيُّهُ وَ صِفْوَتُهُ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَ سَلَّمَ اُسْكُنْ سَكَّنْتُكَ بِمَنْ يَسْكُنُ لَهُ ما فِى السَّمواتِ وَالاَرْضِ وَ بِمَنْ سَكَنَ لَهُ ما فِى الَّيْلِ وَالنَّهارِ وَ هُوَ السَّميعُ الْعَليمُ فَسَخَّرْنا لَهُ الرّيحَ تَجْرى بِاَمْرِهِ رَخآءً حَيْثُ اَصابَ وَ الشَّياطينَ كُلَّ بَنّآءٍ وَ غَوّاصٍ اَلا اِلَى اللّٰهِ تَصيرُ اءلاُمُورُ

TAWEEZ AGAINST HEADACHE & EAR ACHE

Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) is reported to have said: Whoever suffers from headache may rub his head with his hand and repeat the following statement seven times:

اَعُوذُ بِاللّٰهِ الَّذى سَكَنَ لَهُ ما فِى الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ وَ ما فِى السَّمواتِ وَالاَرْضِ وَ هُوَ السَّميعُ الْعَليمُ

SUPPLICATORY AMULET AGAINST EARACHE

Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) is reported to have advised the same supplicatory amulet to be repeated seven times by those who suffer from earache.

Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) is reported to have advised those who suffer from earache to do the following:

Bring a piece of very old cheese, crush it, add milk to it, boil it on fire, and pour some drops of it in the ached ear.

SUPPLICATORY AMULET AGAINST HEADACHE

Recite the following holy verse on a glass of water and then drink it:

اَوَلَمْ يَرَ الَّذينَ كَفَرُوا اَنَّ السَّمواتِ وَالاَرْضَ كانَتا رَتْقاً فَفَتَقْناهُما وَ جَعَلْنا مِنَ الْمآءِ كُلَّ شَيْئٍ حَي اَفَلا يُؤْمِنُونَ

It is reported that whenever the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) was ailed or suffered from headache, he would open his two hands, recite Surah al-Faatehah, Surah al-Falaq, and Surah al-Nas, and then rub his face with his hands. Then, the ache would disappear.

For those who suffer from headache, while rubbing their heads with the hands, the following holy verse should be recited:

اِنَّ اللّٰهَ يُمْسِكُ السَّمواتِ وَ الاَرْضَ اَنْ تَزُولا وَ لَئِنْ زالَتا اِنْ اَمْسَكَهُما مِنْ اَحَدٍ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ اِنَّهُ كانَ حَليماً غَفُوراً

The following incident is quoted from the book of Rabi’ al-Abrar:

In Turtus (a city western Syria), Al-Ma’mun, the ‘Abbasid ruler, was once affected by headache that none could treat. Having heard about this, the Roman emperor sent him a bonnet and a letter in which he wrote, “Having been informed about your headache, I sent you this bonnet so that you would put it on your head and your ache would vanish.” Anticipating that the bonnet would be poisoned, al-Ma’mun ordered the messenger to put it on his head. However, no harm happened to the messenger. Al-Ma’mun then ordered the bonnet to be put on the head of another man who suffered from headache. Therefore, his pain vanished. Only then did he put it on his head and his headache vanished. Surprised, al-Ma’mun untied the bonnet and found the following inscription written therein:

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحيمِ كَمْ مِنْ نِعْمَةٍ لِلَّهِ فى عِرْقٍ ساكِنٍ حَّم عَّسَّقَّ لا يُصَدَّعُونَ عَنْها وَلا يُنْزِفُونَ مِنْ كَلامِ الرَّحْمنِ خَمَدَتِ النيّرانُ وَ لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ اِلاّ بِاللّٰهِ وَ جالَ نَفْعُ الدَّوآءِ فيكَ كَما يَجُولُ مآءُ الرَّبيعِ فِى الْغُصْنِ

TAWEEZ AGAINST MIGRAINE

Put your hand on the ached half of your head and repeat the following supplicatory prayer three times:

يا ظاهِراً مَوْجُوداً وَ يا باطِناً غَيْرَ مَفْقُودٍ اُرْدُدْ عَلى عَبْدِكَ الضَّعيفِ اَيادِيَكَ الْجَميلَةَ عِنْدَهُ وَ اَذْهِبْ عَنْهُ ما بِهِ مِنْ اَذىً اِنَّكَ رَحيمٌ قَديرٌ

TAWEEZ AGAINST DEAFNESS

Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) is reported to have said: Put your hand on the ailed organ and recite the following holy verses [the last four verses of Surah al-Hashr]:

لو انزلنا هذا القران‏ على جبل ....

These holy verses have been previously cited in this book.