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Rituals for Night of Fifteenth Sha'aban (Part 4)

10- Imam Muhammad Baqir and Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s) used to pray a 4 units prayer tonight as follow:

In Every unit recite Surah Hamd (The Opening), 100 times and Surah Ikhlaas (The Purity) 100 times After the Salaam recite the following supplication:

O my Allah! I am, before Thee a needy, afraid of Thy displeasure, but hopeful of receiving Thy protection.

O my Allah do not substitute my name (from the list of the faithful), nor let my body (material aspects) undergo a change, nor put me to severe test and trial, nor subject me to the enemy’s ridicule.

I take refuge with Thy forgiveness to avoid Thy retribution, I take refuge with Thy mercy to avoid Thy punishment, I take refuge with Thy indulgence to avoid Thy displeasure, I take refuge with Thee from Thee, Glorious and sublime is Thy praise as Thou praises Thyself, but above and beyond that which the best orators say.

11- Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s) had advised the faithful to pray a 2 Rakaat prayer tonight, after Ishaa prayers, as under: In the first Rakaat recite Surah Hamd (The Opening), and Surah Al Kaafiroon. In the second Rakaat recite Surah Hamd (The Opening), and Surah Ikhlaas (The Purity). After the Salaam recite “Tasbih of Fatimah Zahra (s.a).”. ie -subhanallah’ thirty-three times, ‘Alhamdulillah’ thirty-three times, and ‘allahu-akbar’ thirty-four times and then following Dua’a:

O He to whom the bondmen turn to in the event of urgent important matters; and unto whom run for help the people when the misfortune strikes!

O He who knows the hidden as well as the evident! O He who is not unaware of the bias of the suspicious mind, and the clever activity of the fanciful deviating intellect!

O Lord of the cosmos and the creatures dwelling therein! O He who exercises full authority over the domain of the heavens and the earths! Thou art Allah, There is no God save Thou, I stride apace unto Thee with

“There is no god save Thou” (on my lips), therefore O "There is no god save Thou”, treat me tonight like the one whom Thou paid attention, took pity and heard his prayer, and, aware of his trembling, tolerated and overlooked his past misdeeds and may mistakes to give answer to his cry of help, I surrender myself to Thee along with my transgressions and make a request to please keep my defects undisclosed.

O my Allah put me again in good condition (because) Thou art Generous and kind, take off the loads of my errors (because) Thou art loving and oft-forgiving, cover me with Thy mercy tonight (because) Thou shows generosity in abundance, let me be tonight among Thy friends whom Thou elected to obey Thee, when Thou selected to worship Thee, and kept them sincerely attached and committed to Thee.

O my Allah let me be like the one who finds happiness in his efforts and makes full use of the good fortune made available to him, let me be like the one who kept from evil, therefore, lived a life free of cares; exercised self-control, therefore won easily. Spare and free me for the cravings I have accumulated, prevent me from the wasteful conduct that transgress Thy bounds, discipline me in Thy obedience which will direct me to Thy neighborhood, very near to Thee.

My Lord and master with Thee the hunted refugee take refuge, the beseecher humbly makes a request to Thee, the repentant guilty, apologetic, relies on Thy liberal kindness, Thou trained and educated Thy servants thoroughly to be kind and liberal, Thou art the most kind of all those who show kindness;

Thou developed Thy servants to be forgiving and compassionate; Thou art Of-Forgiving Merciful. O my Allah do not keep from me that which I expect to get from Thy generosity, do not send me away from Thy boundless reservoir of bounties, do not exclude me from the share Thou distribute freely tonight to the people who obey Thee, and take me in under Thy sanctuary to protect me from the evil of the wild creatures. Lord! If I am not among the deserving, Thou art Liberal, indulgent, and Of-Forgiving, so give me to my heart’s content in accordance with Thy (Omni) potency, not what I deserve; l because my expectations are very high, my hopes live in hope of sure fulfillment, I cling to and hang on Thy liberal generosity, verily Thou art the most Merciful of all who show mercy, and the most generous of all who vie in generosity.

O my Allah designates me clearly to obtain freely my share from Thy bounties. I seek refuge with Thy forgiveness to avoid the penalty Thou may decide, be lenient to me in the matter of sins that have wrapped up and held in check my refinement, and thus brought me into distress, (so that) I take steps to be good for the sake of Thy pleasure, live in ease and peace on account of Thy uninterrupted endowments, and prosper on account of Thy countless bounties.

As I enjoy Thy protection and lay myself at the mercy of Thy generosity, take refuge with Thy forgiveness to avoid the penalty Thou may decide and with Thy indulgence to avoid Thy anger, give me that which I asked for, and made a request to Thee most humbly, I beseech Thee; For Thee nothing is beyond Thy power.

Then go into Sajdah and say:

YAA RABB 20 times

YAA ALLAAH 7 times

LAA H’AWLA WA LAA QUWWAATA ILLAA BILLAAH 7 times

MAA SHAAA-ALLAAH 10 times

ALLHUMMA S’ALLI A’LAA MUH’AMMADIN WA ALLI Once

MUH’AMMAD


* Source: duas.org

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