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

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

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

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

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Publisher: www.alhassanain.org/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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We worked on this book in several formats, because there was not any English translation of this book free downloadable in word, html and pdf as we have been searching it since last year except some parts of it on some sites.

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1- We took the software (android) of Mafatih from the version of Erfan.ir

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4- We saw that this version does has not any chapterizing, so, we chapterized it according to the original text of Persian and then Arabic Translation of it.

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NAMAZ OF LADY FATIMAH ZEHRA (S.A.)

It is narrated that Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’, peace be upon her, used to offer a two-unit prayer taught by Archangel Gabriel. In the first unit, she used to recite Surah al-Faatehah and repeat Surah al-Qadr one hundred times. In the second unit, she used to recite Surah al-Faatehah and Surah al-Tawheed. After Taslim (i.e. the concluding part of a prayer), she would say the following litany:

سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْعِزِّ الشَّامِخِ الْمُنِيفِ سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْجَلالِ الْبَاذِخِ الْعَظِيمِ سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْمُلْكِ الْفَاخِرِ الْقَدِيمِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَبِسَ الْبَهْجَةَ وَ الْجَمَالَ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ تَرَدَّى بِالنُّورِ وَ الْوَقَارِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ يَرَى اَثَرَ النَّمْلِ فِي الصَّفَا سُبْحَانَ مَنْ يَرَى وَقْعَ الطَّيْرِ فِي الْهَوَاءِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ هُوَ هَكَذَا لا هَكَذَا غَيْرُهُ

Sayyid Ibn Tawus adds that it is better to say the famous Tasbih al-Zahra’ after offering this prayer and then invoke Almighty Allah’s blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household.

However, in Misbah al-Mutahajjid, Shaykh al-Tusi has recorded that Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’s prayer consists of two units in the first of which Surah al-Faatehah is recited once and Surah al-Qadr is repeated one hundred times; and in the second unit, Surah al-Faatehah is recited once and Surah al-Tawheed is repeated one hundred times. After the Taslim, Tasbih al-Zahra’ is said and then one’s knees and arms are uncovered so as to embrace the ground with all organs of prostration without putting any barrier between the ground and the organs of prostration. Such being the case, one should supplicate to Almighty Allah and pray for granting one’s requests. Being prostrating oneself, one should say the following supplicatory prayer:

يَا مَنْ لَيْسَ غَيْرَهُ رَبٌّ يُدْعَى يَا مَنْ لَيْسَ فَوْقَهُ اِلَهٌ يُخْشَى يَا مَنْ لَيْسَ دُونَهُ مَلِكٌ يُتَّقَى يَا مَنْ لَيْسَ لَهُ وَزِيرٌ يُؤْتَى يَا مَنْ لَيْسَ لَهُ حَاجِبٌ يُرْشَى يَا مَنْ لَيْسَ لَهُ بَوَّابٌ يُغْشَى يَا مَنْ لا يَزْدَادُ عَلَى كَثْرَةِ السُّؤَالِ اِلا كَرَما وَ جُودا وَ عَلَى كَثْرَةِ الذُّنُوبِ اِلا عَفْوا وَ صَفْحا صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

And then one may mention one’s personal requests.

LADY FATIMAH AL-ZAHRA'S ANOTHER PRAYER

Shaykh al-Tusi and Sayyid Ibn Tawus have reported on the authority of Safwan that Muhammad ibn Ali al-Halabi, once, visited Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) one Friday and asked him to teach him the best deed to be practiced on Fridays. The Imam (a.s.) said: Listen, Muhammad! I do not know anyone who was more beloved and more respected than Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’, peace be upon her, in the view of the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him and his Household. Likewise, I do not know anything that was more valuable than that which he had taught her to do on Fridays. In Friday morning, one should bathe oneself, stand upright, and offer a four-unit prayer each two alone. In the first unit, recite Surah al-Faatehah once and repeat Surah al-Tawheed fifty times. In the second, recite Surah al-Faatehah once and repeat Surah al-’Adiyat (No. 100) fifty times. In the third, recite Surah al-Faatehah once and repeat Surah al-Zalzalah (No. 99) fifty times. In the fourth, recite Surah al-Faatehah once and repeat Surah al-Nasr (No. 110) fifty times. This Surah was the concluding revelation. Upon accomplishment of the prayer, pray Almighty Allah with the following supplicatory prayer:

اِلَهِي وَ سَيِّدِي مَنْ تَهَيَّاَ اَوْ تَعَبَّى اَوْ اَعَدَّ اَوِ اسْتَعَدَّ لِوِفَادَةِ مَخْلُوقٍ رَجَاءَ رِفْدِهِ وَ فَوَائِدِهِ وَ نَائِلِهِ وَ فَوَاضِلِهِ وَ جَوَائِزِهِ فَاِلَيْكَ يَا اِلَهِي كَانَتْ تَهْيِئَتِي وَ تَعْبِئَتِي وَ اِعْدَادِي وَ اسْتِعْدَادِي رَجَاءَ فَوَائِدِكَ وَ مَعْرُوفِكَ وَ نَائِلِكَ وَ جَوَائِزِكَ فَلا تُخَيِّبْنِي مِنْ ذَلِكَ يَا مَنْ لا تَخِيبُ عَلَيْهِ مَسْاَلَةُ السَّائِلِ وَ لا تَنْقُصُهُ عَطِيَّةُ نَائِلٍ فَاِنِّي لَمْ آتِكَ بِعَمَلٍ صَالِحٍ قَدَّمْتُهُ وَ لا شَفَاعَةِ مَخْلُوقٍ رَجَوْتُهُ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَيْكَ بِشَفَاعَتِهِ اِلا مُحَمَّدا وَ اَهْلَ بَيْتِهِ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَيْهِمْ، اَتَيْتُكَ اَرْجُو عَظِيمَ عَفْوِكَ الَّذِي عُدْتَ بِهِ عَلَى الْخَطَّائِينَ عِنْدَ عُكُوفِهِمْ عَلَى الْمَحَارِمِ فَلَمْ يَمْنَعْكَ طُولُ عُكُوفِهِمْ عَلَى الْمَحَارِمِ اَنْ جُدْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ بِالْمَغْفِرَةِ وَ اَنْتَ سَيِّدِي الْعَوَّادُ بِالنَّعْمَاءِ وَ اَنَا الْعَوَّادُ بِالْخَطَاءِ اَسْاَلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ الطَّاهِرِينَ اَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي ذَنْبِيَ الْعَظِيمَ فَاِنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الْعَظِيمَ اِلا الْعَظِيمُ يَا عَظِيمُ يَا عَظِيمُ يَا عَظِيمُ يَا عَظِيمُ

In his book of Jamal al-Usbu’, Sayyid Ibn Tawus has recorded a special prayer and supplication for each of the holy Imams. Hereinafter, let us mention these prayers and supplication:

NAMAZ OF THE REST OF THE IMAMS (A.S.)

IMAM AL-HASAN’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS

This prayer consists of four units in each of which Surah al-Faatehah is recited once and Surah al-Tawheed is repeated twenty-five times.

IMAM AL-HASAN’S SUPPLICATION

اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَيْكَ بِجُودِكَ وَ كَرَمِكَ وَ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَيْكَ بِمُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَ رَسُولِكَ وَ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَيْكَ بِمَلائِكَتِكَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ وَ اَنْبِيَائِكَ وَ رُسُلِكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَ رَسُولِكَ وَ عَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تُقِيلَنِي عَثْرَتِي وَ تَسْتُرَ عَلَيَّ ذُنُوبِي وَ تَغْفِرَهَا لِي وَ تَقْضِيَ لِي حَوَائِجِي وَ لا تُعَذِّبَنِي بِقَبِيحٍ كَانَ مِنِّي فَاِنَّ عَفْوَكَ وَ جُودَكَ يَسَعُنِي اِنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيرٌ .

IMAM AL-HUSAYN’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS

This prayer consists of four units in each of which Surah al-Faatehah and Surah al-Tawheed are repeated twenty-five times. While genuflecting, Surah al-Faatehah and Surah al-Tawheed are repeated ten times. So is done when one raises his head after the genuflection and while prostrating oneself and between the two prostrations.

IMAM AL-HUSAYN’S SUPPLICATION

On accomplishment, the following supplicatory prayer is said:

اللّهمّ انت‏ الّذى استجبت لآدم و حواء...

This supplicatory prayer will be cited within the appendixes of the book.

IMAM ZAYN AL-’ABIDIN’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS

This prayer consists of four units in each of which Surah al-Faatehah is recited once while Surah al-Tawheed is repeated one hundred times.

IMAM ZAYN AL-’ABIDIN’S SUPPLICATION

يَا مَنْ اَظْهَرَ الْجَمِيلَ وَ سَتَرَ الْقَبِيحَ يَا مَنْ لَمْ يُؤَاخِذْ بِالْجَرِيرَةِ وَ لَمْ يَهْتِكِ السِّتْرَ يَا عَظِيمَ الْعَفْوِ يَا حَسَنَ التَّجَاوُزِ يَا وَاسِعَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ يَا بَاسِطَ الْيَدَيْنِ بِالرَّحْمَةِ يَا صَاحِبَ كُلِّ نَجْوَى يَا مُنْتَهَى كُلِّ شَكْوَى يَا كَرِيمَ الصَّفْحِ يَا عَظِيمَ الرَّجَاءِ يَا مُبْتَدِئا بِالنِّعَمِ قَبْلَ اسْتِحْقَاقِهَا يَا رَبَّنَا وَ سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلانَا يَا غَايَةَ رَغْبَتِنَا اَسْاَلُكَ اللَّهُمَّ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

IMAM AL-BAQIR’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS

This prayer consists of two units in each of which Surah al-Faatehah is recited once and the following litany is repeated one hundred times:

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

IMAM AL-BAQIR’S SUPPLICATION

اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ يَا حَلِيمُ ذُو [ذَا] اَنَاةٍ غَفُورٌ وَدُودٌ اَنْ تَتَجَاوَزَ عَنْ سَيِّئَاتِي وَ مَا عِنْدِي بِحُسْنِ مَا عِنْدَكَ وَ اَنْ تُعْطِيَنِي مِنْ عَطَائِكَ مَا يَسَعُنِي وَ تُلْهِمَنِي فِيمَا اَعْطَيْتَنِي الْعَمَلَ فِيهِ بِطَاعَتِكَ وَ طَاعَةِ رَسُولِكَ وَ اَنْ تُعْطِيَنِي مِنْ عَفْوِكَ مَا اَسْتَوْجِبُ بِهِ كَرَامَتَكَ اللَّهُمَّ اَعْطِنِي مَا اَنْتَ اَهْلُهُ وَ لا تَفْعَلْ بِي مَا اَنَا اَهْلُهُ فَاِنَّمَا اَنَا بِكَ وَ لَمْ اُصِبْ خَيْرا قَطُّ اِلا مِنْكَ يَا اَبْصَرَ الْاَبْصَرِينَ وَ يَا اَسْمَعَ السَّامِعِينَ وَ يَا اَحْكَمَ الْحَاكِمِينَ وَ يَا جَارَ الْمُسْتَجِيرِينَ وَ يَا مُجِيبَ دَعْوَةِ الْمُضْطَرِّينَ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

IMAM AL-SADIQ’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS

This prayer consists of two units in each of which Surah al-Faatehah is recited once and Ayat al-Tashahhud (3:18-19) one hundred times.

IMAM AL-SADIQ’S SUPPLICATION

يَا صَانِعَ كُلِّ مَصْنُوعٍ يَا جَابِرَ كُلِّ كَسِيرٍ [كَسْرٍ] وَ يَا حَاضِرَ كُلِّ مَلَإٍ وَ يَا شَاهِدَ كُلِّ نَجْوَى وَ يَا عَالِمَ كُلِّ خَفِيَّةٍ وَ يَا شَاهِدُ [شَاهِدا] غَيْرَ غَائِبٍ وَ يَا غَالِبُ [غَالِبا] غَيْرَ مَغْلُوبٍ وَ يَا قَرِيبُ [قَرِيبا] غَيْرَ بَعِيدٍ وَ يَا مُونِسَ كُلِّ وَحِيدٍ وَ يَا حَيُّ مُحْيِيَ الْمَوْتَى وَ مُمِيتَ الْاَحْيَاءِ الْقَائِمُ [الْقَائِمَ‏] عَلَى كُلِّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ وَ يَا حَيّا حِينَ لا حَيَّ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

IMAM AL-KAZIM’S PRAYER OF FRIDAYS

This prayer consists of two units in each of which Surah al-Faatehah is recited once and Surah al-Tawheed is repeated twelve times.

IMAM AL-KAZIM’S SUPPLICATION

اِلَهِي خَشَعَتِ الْاَصْوَاتُ لَكَ وَ ضَلَّتِ الْاَحْلامُ فِيكَ وَ وَجِلَ كُلُّ شَيْ‏ءٍ مِنْكَ وَ هَرَبَ كُلُّ شَيْ‏ءٍ اِلَيْكَ وَ ضَاقَتِ الْاَشْيَاءُ دُونَكَ وَ مَلَاَ كُلَّ شَيْ‏ءٍ نُورُكَ فَاَنْتَ الرَّفِيعُ فِي جَلالِكَ وَ اَنْتَ الْبَهِيُّ فِي جَمَالِكَ وَ اَنْتَ الْعَظِيمُ فِي قُدْرَتِكَ وَ اَنْتَ الَّذِي لا يَئُودُكَ شَيْ‏ءٌ يَا مُنْزِلَ نِعْمَتِي يَا مُفَرِّجَ كُرْبَتِي وَ يَا قَاضِيَ حَاجَتِي اَعْطِنِي مَسْاَلَتِي بِلا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ آمَنْتُ بِكَ مُخْلِصا لَكَ دِينِي اَصْبَحْتُ عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَ وَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ اَبُوءُ لَكَ بِالنِّعْمَةِ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُكَ مِنَ الذُّنُوبِ الَّتِي لا يَغْفِرُهَا غَيْرُكَ يَا مَنْ هُوَ فِي عُلُوِّهِ دَانٍ وَ فِي دُنُوِّهِ عَالٍ وَ فِي اِشْرَاقِهِ مُنِيرٌ وَ فِي سُلْطَانِهِ قَوِيٌّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ

IMAM AL-RIDA’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS

This prayer consists of six units in each of which Surah al-Faatehah is recited once and Surah al-Insan (or al-Dahr No. 76) is repeated ten times.

IMAM AL-RIDA’S SUPPLICATION

يَا صَاحِبِي فِي شِدَّتِي وَ يَا وَلِيِّي فِي نِعْمَتِي وَ يَا اِلَهِي وَ اِلَهَ اِبْرَاهِيمَ وَ اِسْمَاعِيلَ وَ اِسْحَاقَ وَ يَعْقُوبَ يَا رَبَّ كهيعص وَ يس وَ الْقُرْءَانِ الْحَكِيمِ اَسْاَلُكَ يَا اَحْسَنَ مَنْ سُئِلَ وَ يَا خَيْرَ مَنْ دُعِيَ وَ يَا اَجْوَدَ مَنْ اَعْطَى وَ يَا خَيْرَ مُرْتَجًى اَسْاَلُكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

IMAM AL-JAWAD’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS

This prayer consists of two units in each of which Surah al-Faatehah is recited once and Surah al-Tawheed is repeated seventy times.

IMAM AL-JAWAD’S SUPPLICATION

اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ الْاَرْوَاحِ الْفَانِيَةِ وَ الْاَجْسَادِ الْبَالِيَةِ اَسْاَلُكَ بِطَاعَةِ الْاَرْوَاحِ الرَّاجِعَةِ اِلَى اَجْسَادِهَا [اَحِبَّائِهَا] وَ بِطَاعَةِ الْاَجْسَادِ الْمُلْتَئِمَةِ بِعُرُوقِهَا وَ بِكَلِمَتِكَ النَّافِذَةِ بَيْنَهُمْ وَ اَخْذِكَ الْحَقَّ مِنْهُمْ وَ الْخَلائِقُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ يَنْتَظِرُونَ فَصْلَ قَضَائِكَ وَ يَرْجُونَ رَحْمَتَكَ وَ يَخَافُونَ عِقَابَكَ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اجْعَلِ النُّورَ فِي بَصَرِي وَ الْيَقِينَ فِي قَلْبِي وَ ذِكْرَكَ بِاللَّيْلِ وَ النَّهَارِ عَلَى لِسَانِي وَ عَمَلا صَالِحا فَارْزُقْنِي

IMAM AL-HADI’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS

This prayer consists of two units in the first of which Surahs al-Faatehah and Yasin (No. 36) are recited and in the second of which Surahs al-Faatehah and al-Rahman (No. 55) are recited.

IMAM AL-HADI’S SUPPLICATION

يَا بَارُّ يَا وَصُولُ يَا شَاهِدَ كُلِّ غَائِبٍ وَ يَا قَرِيبُ غَيْرَ بَعِيدٍ وَ يَا غَالِبُ غَيْرَ مَغْلُوبٍ وَ يَا مَنْ لا يَعْلَمُ كَيْفَ هُوَ اِلا هُوَ يَا مَنْ لا تُبْلَغُ قُدْرَتُهُ اَسْاَلُكَ اللَّهُمَّ بِاسْمِكَ الْمَكْنُونِ الْمَخْزُونِ الْمَكْتُومِ عَمَّنْ شِئْتَ الطَّاهِرِ الْمُطَهَّرِ الْمُقَدَّسِ النُّورِ التَّامِّ الْحَيِّ الْقَيُّومِ الْعَظِيمِ نُورِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ نُورِ الْاَرَضِينَ عَالِمِ الْغَيْبِ وَ الشَّهَادَةِ الْكَبِيرِ الْمُتَعَالِ الْعَظِيمِ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

IMAM AL-’ASKARI’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS

This prayer consists of four units in the first two of which Surah al-Faatehah is recited once and Surah al-Zalzalah (No. 99) is repeated fifteen times, and the last two of which Surah al-Faatehah is recited once and Surah al-Tawheed is repeated fifteen times.

IMAM AL-’ASKARI’S SUPPLICATION

اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَنَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدَ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ الْبَدِي‏ءُ قَبْلَ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ وَ اَنْتَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ وَ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ الَّذِي لا يُذِلُّكَ شَيْ‏ءٌ وَ اَنْتَ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ فِي شَأْنٍ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ خَالِقُ مَا يُرَى وَ مَا لا يُرَى الْعَالِمُ بِكُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ بِغَيْرِ تَعْلِيمٍ اَسْاَلُكَ بِآلائِكَ وَ نَعْمَائِكَ بِاَنَّكَ اللَّهُ الرَّبُّ الْوَاحِدُ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ الرَّحْمَنُ الرَّحِيمُ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَنَّكَ اَنْتَ اللَّهُ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ الْوِتْرُ الْفَرْدُ الْاَحَدُ الصَّمَدُ الَّذِي لَمْ يَلِدْ وَ لَمْ يُولَدْ وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوا اَحَدٌ ، وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَنَّكَ اللَّهُ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ الْقَائِمُ عَلَى كُلِّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ الرَّقِيبُ الْحَفِيظُ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَنَّكَ اللَّهُ الْاَوَّلُ قَبْلَ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ وَ الْآخِرُ بَعْدَ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ وَ الْبَاطِنُ دُونَ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ الضَّارُّ النَّافِعُ الْحَكِيمُ الْعَلِيمُ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَنَّكَ اَنْتَ اللَّهُ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ الْبَاعِثُ الْوَارِثُ الْحَنَّانُ الْمَنَّانُ بَدِيعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ ذُو الْجَلالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ وَ ذُو الطَّوْلِ وَ ذُو الْعِزَّةِ وَ ذُو السُّلْطَانِ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ اَحَطْتَ بِكُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ عِلْما وَ اَحْصَيْتَ كُلَّ شَيْ‏ءٍ عَدَدا صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

NAMAZ OF IMAM MAHDI (A.T.F.S) AND HIS SUPPLICATION

This prayer consists of two units in each of which Surah al-Faatehah is recited once but the following Ayah (verse) is repeated one hundred times:

ايّاك نعبد و ايّاك نستعين

Then, Surah al-Tawheed is recited once.

IMAM AL-MAHDI’S SUPPLICATION

اللَّهُمَّ عَظُمَ الْبَلاءُ وَ بَرِحَ الْخَفَاءُ وَ انْكَشَفَ الْغِطَاءُ وَ ضَاقَتِ الْاَرْضُ بِمَا وَسِعَتِ السَّمَاءُ وَ اِلَيْكَ يَا رَبِّ الْمُشْتَكَى وَ عَلَيْكَ الْمُعَوَّلُ فِي الشِّدَّةِ وَ الرَّخَاءِ اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ الَّذِينَ اَمَرْتَنَا بِطَاعَتِهِمْ وَ عَجِّلِ اللَّهُمَّ فَرَجَهُمْ بِقَائِمِهِمْ وَ اَظْهِرْ اِعْزَازَهُ يَا مُحَمَّدُ يَا عَلِيُّ يَا عَلِيُّ يَا مُحَمَّدُ اكْفِيَانِي فَاِنَّكُمَا كَافِيَايَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ يَا عَلِيُّ يَا عَلِيُّ يَا مُحَمَّدُ انْصُرَانِي فَاِنَّكُمَا نَاصِرَايَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ يَا عَلِيُّ يَا عَلِيُّ يَا مُحَمَّدُ احْفَظَانِي فَاِنَّكُمَا حَافِظَايَ يَا مَوْلايَ يَا صَاحِبَ الزَّمَانِ يَا مَوْلايَ يَا صَاحِبَ الزَّمَانِ يَا مَوْلايَ يَا صَاحِبَ الزَّمَانِ الْغَوْثَ الْغَوْثَ الْغَوْثَ اَدْرِكْنِي اَدْرِكْنِي اَدْرِكْنِي الْاَمَانَ الْاَمَانَ الْاَمَانَ.

NAMAZ OF JAFAR E TAYYAR

Ja’far al-Tayyar’s Prayer is as precious as gold, since it is the most magnificent recommended devotional rite. Altogether with its great merits the most important of which is that it erases major sins, this prayer has been reported through authenticated chain of authority. The best time of its performance is the first hours of daylight on Fridays. It consists of four units with two Tashahhuds (i.e. the part of prayers in which the two creeds of Islam are recited) and two Taslims. In the first unit, Surahs al-Faatehah and al-Zalzalah are recited, in the second, Surahs al-Faatehah and al-’Adiyat, in the third, Surahs al-Faatehah and al-Nasr, and in the fourth, Surahs al-Faatehah and al-Tawheed. In each unit, after the recitation of the Surahs and before the genuflection (Ruku’), the following litany (Tasbihat) should be repeated fifteen times:

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

The same litany (Tasbihat) is repeated, yet ten times only, during the Ruku’, after the Ruku’ while standing erect, during the prostration (Sujud), after the first Sajdah, during the second Sajdah, and after the second Sajdah. The same thing is repeated in all of the four units of the prayer. Hence, the litany will have been repeated three hundred times.

Shaykh al-Kulayni has narrated that Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) said to Abu-Sa’id al-Mada’ini, “May I teach you something that you should recite in Ja’far al-Tayyar’s Prayer?” As the man answered in the affirmative, the Imam (a.s.) said: After you say the Tasbihat in the second Sajdah of the fourth unit, say the following litany:

سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَبِسَ الْعِزَّ وَ الْوَقَارَ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ تَعَطَّفَ بِالْمَجْدِ وَ تَكَرَّمَ بِهِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لا يَنْبَغِي التَّسْبِيحُ اِلا لَهُ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ اَحْصَى كُلَّ شَيْ‏ءٍ عِلْمُهُ سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْمَنِّ وَ النِّعَمِ سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْقُدْرَةِ وَ الْكَرَمِ اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِمَعَاقِدِ الْعِزِّ مِنْ عَرْشِكَ وَ مُنْتَهَى الرَّحْمَةِ مِنْ كِتَابِكَ وَ اسْمِكَ الْاَعْظَمِ وَ كَلِمَاتِكَ التَّامَّةِ الَّتِي تَمَّتْ صِدْقا وَ عَدْلا صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ وَ افْعَلْ بِي كَذَا وَ كَذَا

Then, you may mention your needs in the form of supplication.

Shaykh al-Tusi and Sayyid Ibn Tawus both narrated that al-Mufaddal ibn ‘Umar said that he heard Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) saying the following supplicatory prayer after accomplishing Ja’far al-Tayyar’s Prayer:

“يا ربّ يا ربّ”

Say it as many times as possible in one breath.

“يا ربّاه يا ربّاه”

Say it as many times as possible in one breath.

“ربّ ربّ”

Say it as many times as possible in one breath.

“يا اللّه يا اللّه”

Say it as many times as possible in one breath.

“يا حىّ يا حىّ”

Say it as many times as possible in one breath.

“يا رحيم يا رحيم”

Say it as many times as possible in one breath.

“يا رحمن يا رحمن”

Repeat it seven times.

“يا ارحم الرّاحمين”

Repeat it seven times.

Then, say the following:

اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَفْتَتِحُ الْقَوْلَ بِحَمْدِكَ وَ اَنْطِقُ بِالثَّنَاءِ عَلَيْكَ وَ اُمَجِّدُكَ وَ لا غَايَةَ لِمَدْحِكَ وَ اُثْنِي عَلَيْكَ وَ مَنْ يَبْلُغُ غَايَةَ ثَنَائِكَ وَ اَمَدَ مَجْدِكَ وَ اَنَّى لِخَلِيقَتِكَ كُنْهُ مَعْرِفَةِ مَجْدِكَ وَ اَيَّ زَمَنٍ لَمْ تَكُنْ مَمْدُوحا بِفَضْلِكَ مَوْصُوفا بِمَجْدِكَ عَوَّادا عَلَى الْمُذْنِبِينَ بِحِلْمِكَ تَخَلَّفَ سُكَّانُ اَرْضِكَ عَنْ طَاعَتِكَ فَكُنْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ عَطُوفا بِجُودِكَ جَوَادا بِفَضْلِكَ عَوَّادا بِكَرَمِكَ يَا لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ الْمَنَّانُ ذُو الْجَلالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ.

Al-Mufaddal then added: Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) then said to me, “If you have a significant request and you want it to be granted, you may offer this prayer, say this supplication, and implore Almighty Allah to respond to you. If you do, it will be granted, Allah willing.”

Shaykh al-Tusi has narrated that Imam al-Sadiq(a.s.) recommended the following supplicatory prayer for having one’s requests granted:

Observe fasting on consecutive Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. At Thursday evening, give half bushel of food for ten poor people as alms. On Friday, wash yourself and go out to a wasteland and offer therein Ja’far al-Tayyar’s Prayer sticking your knees to the ground after you uncover them. You may then say the following supplicatory prayer:

يَا مَنْ اَظْهَرَ الْجَمِيلَ وَ سَتَرَ [عَلَيَ‏] الْقَبِيحَ يَا مَنْ لَمْ يُؤَاخِذْ بِالْجَرِيرَةِ وَ لَمْ يَهْتِكِ السِّتْرَ يَا عَظِيمَ الْعَفْوِ يَا حَسَنَ التَّجَاوُزِ يَا وَاسِعَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ يَا بَاسِطَ الْيَدَيْنِ بِالرَّحْمَةِ يَا صَاحِبَ كُلِّ نَجْوَى وَ مُنْتَهَى كُلِّ شَكْوَى يَا مُقِيلَ الْعَثَرَاتِ يَا كَرِيمَ الصَّفْحِ يَا عَظِيمَ الْمَنِّ يَا مُبْتَدِئا بِالنِّعَمِ قَبْلَ اسْتِحْقَاقِهَا يَا رَبَّاهْ يَا رَبَّاهْ يَا رَبَّاهْ،

Repeat this statement ten times.

يا اللّه يا اللّه يا اللّه‏

Repeat it ten times, too.

يا سداه يا سيداه

Repeat it ten times.

“يا مولاياه،يا مولاياه”

Repeat it ten times.

“يا رجاءاه”

Repeat it ten times.

“يا غياثاه”

Repeat it ten times.

“يا غاية رغبتاه”

Repeat it ten times.

“يا رحمن”

Repeat it ten times.

“يا رحيم”

Repeat it ten times.

“يا معطى الخيرات”

Repeat it ten times.

صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَثِيرا طَيِّبا كَاَفْضَلِ مَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى اَحَدٍ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ

You may then mention your requests.

Many narrations have mentioned emphatically fasting on these three days and then performance of a two-unit prayer at midday on Friday so that one’s requests are granted.

AAMAL OF ZUHR PRAYERS ON FRIDAY

Twenty-First: Among the recommended acts on Fridays is that one may say the following supplicatory prayer at midday as is narrated by Muhammad ibn Muslim on the authority of Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, peace be upon him. Yet, the following form of the supplication has been quoted from Shaykh al-Tusi’s famous book entitled Misbah al-Mutahajjid:

لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللَّهُ وَ اللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ وَ سُبْحَانَ اللّٰهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَدا وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيكٌ فِي الْمُلْكِ وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ وَلِيٌّ مِنَ الذُّلِّ وَ كَبِّرْهُ تَكْبِيرا

You may then say the following:

يَا سَابِغَ النِّعَمِ يَا دَافِعَ النِّقَمِ يَا بَارِئَ النَّسَمِ يَا عَلِيَّ الْهِمَمِ يَا مُغْشِيَ الظُّلَمِ يَا ذَا الْجُودِ وَ الْكَرَمِ يَا كَاشِفَ الضُّرِّ وَ الْاَلَمِ يَا مُونِسَ الْمُسْتَوْحِشِينَ فِي الظُّلَمِ يَا عَالِما لا يُعَلَّمُ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ افْعَلْ بِي مَا اَنْتَ اَهْلُهُ يَا مَنِ اسْمُهُ دَوَاءٌ وَ ذِكْرُهُ شِفَاءٌ وَ طَاعَتُهُ غَنَاءٌ [غِنًى‏] ارْحَمْ مَنْ رَأْسُ مَالِهِ الرَّجَاءُ وَ سِلاحُهُ الْبُكَاءُ سُبْحَانَكَ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ يَا حَنَّانُ يَا مَنَّانُ يَا بَدِيعَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ يَا ذَا الْجَلالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ

Twenty-Second: It is recommended to recite Surah al-Jumu’ah (No. 62) and Surah al-Munafiqun (No. 63) in the Zohr (noon) Prayer on Fridays and to recite Surah al-Jumu’ah and Surah al-Tawheed in the Asr (afternoon) Prayer.

Shaykh al-Saduq has narrated that Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) said: It is obligatory upon all believers who claim being adherents (Shi’ah) to us (i.e. to the Ahl al-Bayt) to recite Surah al-Jumu’ah and Surah al-A’la (No. 78) in the obligatory prayers at Friday nights and to recite Surah al-Jumu’ah and Surah al-Munafiqun in the Zohr Prayer on Fridays. One who does so will be regarded as following the example of the Holy Messenger, peace be upon him and his Household, and Almighty Allah will award him Paradise.

Shaykh al-Kulayni has narrated in a semi-authentic narration that al-Halabi asked Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) whether one should recite the Zohr Prayer audibly on Fridays (in case one cannot attend the congregational Friday Prayer). The Imam (a.s.) answered on the affirmative and confirmed that one should recite Surah al-Jumu’ah and al-Munafiqun in the Zohr Prayer on Fridays.

Twenty-Third: With reference to the post-prayer litanies in general and the supplications to be said after the Friday Zohr Prayer, Shaykh al-Tusi has quoted Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) as saying: Whoever recites on Friday after the concluding part of the Zohr Prayer the following parts of the Holy Qur’an, will be under the divine protection all over the week:

(1) Surah al-Faatehah seven times, (2) Surah al-Nas seven times, (3) Surah al-Falaq seven times, (4) Surah al-Tawheed seven times, (5) Surah al-Kafirun seven times, (6) the last two verses of Surah al-Tawbah (No. 9), (7) the final verses of Surah al-Hashr, and (8) the final verses of SurahAl-’Imran.

Twenty-Fourth: Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) is also reported to have said: If one says the following supplicatory prayer after the Fajr Prayer or the Zohr Prayer, no sin will be recorded against him for a whole year:

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ صَلاتَكَ وَ صَلاةَ مَلائِكَتِكَ وَ رُسُلِكَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) is also reported to have said: If one says the following supplicatory prayer after the Fajr Prayer or the Zohr Prayer (on Fridays), he will not die before he catches the age of Imam al-Mahdi, peace be upon him:

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ

The earlier supplication also brings about security from misfortunes up to the next Friday if it is repeated three times after the Friday Zohr Prayer.

It has been also narrated that one who invokes Almighty Allah’s blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household, peace be upon them, between the two obligatory Zohr and Asr prayers will have the reward of offering a seventy-unit prayer.

Twenty-Fifth: It is recommended to say the following two supplications of al-Sahifah al-Sajjadiyyah al-Kamilah:

(1)

“يا من يرحم من لا ترحمه العباد”

(2)

“الّلهمّ هذا يوم مبارك”

Then, supplicate as seems proper to you and invoke blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household one thousand times. Thus was Imam Zayn al-’Abidin(a.s.) used to doing.

Twenty-Sixth: In his book of Misbah al-Mutahajjid, Shaykh al-Tusi says that the Holy Imams, peace be upon them, are reported to have said: When one offers, after the obligatory Zohr Prayer on Fridays, a two-unit prayer reciting in each unit Surah al-Faatehah once and repeating Surah al-Tawheed seven times and after accomplishment says the following supplicatory prayer, one will be saved against all misfortunes and seditious matters up to the next Friday, and will be joined with Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his Household, and Prophet Abraham, peace be upon him:

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي مِنْ اَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي حَشْوُهَا الْبَرَكَةُ وَ عُمَّارُهَا الْمَلائِكَةُ مَعَ نَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَ اَبِينَا اِبْرَاهِيمَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ.

Commenting on this supplication, Shaykh al-Tusi instructs that one who is not from the Holy Prophet’s offspring should say, “his father (abihi)” instead of “our father (abina).”

AAMAL OF ASR ON FRIDAY

Twenty-Seventh: It has been narrated that the best hours of Fridays are these coming after the Asr Prayer. Accordingly, it is recommended to repeat the following invocation one hundred times at that time:

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ

Adding to this, Shaykh al-Tusi says that it is recommended to repeat the following invocation one hundred times at that time:

صَلَوَاتُ اللّٰهِ وَ مَلائِكَتِهِ وَ اَنْبِيَائِهِ وَ رُسُلِهِ وَ جَمِيعِ خَلْقِهِ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ عَلَى اَرْوَاحِهِمْ وَ اَجْسَادِهِمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ.

The reverent scholar, Ibn Idris, has quoted in his book entitled al-Sara’ir that it has been recorded in the book of Jami’ complied by al-Bizaniti on the authority of Abu-Basir that Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) has said: To invoke Almighty Allah’s blessings upon the Prophet and his Household in the time between the Zohr and Asr Prayers (on Fridays) is equal (in reward) to seventy times of Hajj Pilgrimage. Moreover, one who says the following invocation after the Asr Prayer on Fridays will be awarded the reward of the righteous deeds of all men and jinn on that day:

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْاَوْصِيَاءِ الْمَرْضِيِّينَ بِاَفْضَلِ صَلَوَاتِكَ وَ بَارِكْ عَلَيْهِمْ بِاَفْضَلِ بَرَكَاتِكَ وَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ عَلَى اَرْوَاحِهِمْ وَ اَجْسَادِهِمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ

Books of master scholars of Hadith have authentically narrated great rewards for saying this invocation. However, it is better to repeat it seven times and even ten times. In this respect, Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.) is reported as saying: One who repeats this invocation ten times immediately after the Asr Prayer on Fridays will receive the blessings of the angels up to the next Friday and the very hour. The Imam (a.s.) is also reported as saying: When you offer the Asr Prayer on Friday, repeat this invocation afterward seven times.

In al-Kafi, Shaykh al-Kulayni has narrated the following: When you accomplish the Asr Prayer on Friday, say the following invocation, for if one says it at that time, Almighty Allah will record for him one hundred thousand rewards, erase one hundred thousand of his evildoings, grant him one hundred thousand requests, and elevate him one hundred thousand ranks:

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْاَوْصِيَاءِ الْمَرْضِيِّينَ بِاَفْضَلِ صَلَوَاتِكَ وَ بَارِكْ عَلَيْهِمْ بِاَفْضَلِ بَرَكَاتِكَ وَ السَّلامُ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ .

He adds that if one repeats the same invocation seven times, Almighty Allah will give him rewards as many as His servants, accept his deeds on that day, and place light between his eyes on the Resurrection Day.

Later on, we will mention (within the devotional rites on the ‘Arafat Day) a form of invocation of Almighty Allah’sblessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household; to say this invocation delights Prophet Muhammad and his Household - peace be upon them all.

Twenty-Eighth: It is recommended to repeat the following supplicatory prayer seventy times after the Asr Prayer so that sins will be forgiven:

استغفر اللّه ربّى و اتوب اليه

Twenty-ninth: It is recommended to recite Surah al-Qadr (No. 97) one hundred times. Imam Musa al-Kazim (a.s.) is reported as saying: On Fridays, Almighty Allah has one thousand gifts of mercy. He grants a servant whatever number He wills. Thus, He grants the servant who recites Surah al-Qadr one hundred times after the Asr Prayer on Fridays all these gifts and their like.

Thirtieth: It is recommended to say the famous supplication known as Dua al-Ashraat, which will be mentioned in this book soon.

Thirty-First: Shaykh al-Tusi has mentioned that the last hour of Friday, which lasts to sunset, is the hour in which prayers are responded. Therefore, it is required to pray Almighty Allah insistently at that hour. It has been also narrated that this hour begins when half of the sun disk sets and the other half only remains visible. Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’, peace be upon her, used to pray Almighty Allah at this hour so that her prayers be answered. It is also recommended to say the following litany that is reported from the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him and his Household:

سُبْحَانَكَ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اَنْتَ يَا حَنَّانُ يَا مَنَّانُ يَا بَدِيعَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ يَا ذَا الْجَلالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ

It is also recommended to say the famous supplicatory prayer known as Dua al-Simat - which will be mentioned in this book - at the last hour of Fridays.