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Supplications & Rituals for first 10 days of Dhul-Hajj

The first ten days of this month are full of significance and merit. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his household) has said:

"There are no days when Allah is as pleased with good deeds as He is in these ten days [of Dhul-hajj]."

The following are the rituals for the first 10 days of Dhul-hijja:

1. Keep fast on the first 9 days of the month of Dhul-hijja (not on the 10th). In a tradition from Imam Musa Kazim (as), if a person fasts on the first nine days of Dhul-hijja, Allah (swt) gives him the reward of a lifetime of fasting.

2. In the nights of the first 10 days, between the Maghrib and Ishaa prayers, pray a 2 units prayer as under (The reward of offering this prayer is to participate in the rewards of those who go for Hajj):

In every unit, after the recitation of Soorah Al Faatih’ah, recite Soorah Al Ikhlaas and the following verse (7:142):

And when We did appoint for Moosa thirty nights, and added to them ten; and he completed the whole time appointed by his Lord of forty nights; and Moosa said unto his brother: “Take my place among the people. Do right, and do not follow the way of the mischief-makers”.﴿

3. Each day, from the 1st to the Asr of the day of “A’rafah”, recite the following supplications, reported on the authority of Imam Ja’far As-Sadiq (a.s) by Sayyid Ibn Tawus (r.a) and Shaykh Tusi (r.a), after the Fajr prayer and before the Maghrib prayer:

O Allah these are the days Thou has preferred to and surpassed over other (ordinary) days, and mercifully as a favour gave me the opportunity to avail its advantages, so send down Thy good for us, and increase Thy good for us, and increase Thy bounties bestowed on us in these days. O Allah I ask Thee to send blessings on Mohammad and on the children of Mohammad. And keep us on the rightly guided path, leading us to moderation, contentment, and productive labour, through which we get Thy love and sympathy. O Allah I ask Thee. O he who makes good and settle complaints, O He who listens to that which hearts and minds ask for secretly, O He sees clearly through points of view and opinions, expressed openly. O He who knows and ins and outs of that which is kept undisclosed, to send blessings on Mohammad and on the children of Mohammad, and, during these days, disperse the calamities hovering over our heads, accede to our request, strengthen us, help us and encourage us, by which we get Thy love and sympathy, and carry out that which has been made obligatory in Thy obedience and in the obedience of Thy Messenger and Thy authorized representatives. O Allah I ask Thee, O the Most Merciful of all the merciful, to send blessings on Mohammad and on the children of Mohammad, and grant us Thy approval, because verily, Thou hears supplications, in these days, do not deprive us of the good that Thou sends down in this period from the heaven, cleanse us of the (dirt of) sins, O Knower of the unseen, and make certain for us a place in the land of everlasting happiness (Paradise). O Allah sends blessings on Mohammad and on the children of Mohammad, and do not leave us alone burdened with sin, setting aside forgiveness, do not fill yus with care and sorrow, passing over relief, do not let us borrow unless made able to pay back, do not remove us (from any place) or send (in any direction) without keeping clear the way back home, and do not render anything necessary, whether it is a worldly need or a desire for the everlasting happiness, except that fulfillment is made easy and expeditious. Verily Thou art able to do all things. O Allah, O knower of the secrets, O He who takes pity on those who shed tears, O He who gives answer to those who call on Him. O lord of the earths and the heavens. O He whom (countless) voices of the (supplicants) do not confuse (He pays attention to each and every call separately), send blessings on Mohammad and on the children of Mohammad, and declare us as those who have been set free and kept foar away from the Fire, and have been rescued to reach Thy Paradise, through Thy Mercy, O the Most Merciful of all the merciful, send blessings on our Master Mohammad, and on (all) his children.

4. Recite the following 5 supplications every day on the first 10 days, Angel Jibraeel brought to Prophet Isa (a.s.) as a gift from Allah (swt):

(i) I testify that there is no god save Allah only. He has no partner. Unto He belongs the sovereignty. Unto He belongs the praise. In His hand is the good. And it is he who is able to do all things.

(ii) I testify that there is not god save Allah only. He has no partner; Single and Ever- Independent, (He) has taken neither wife nor son.

(iii) I testify that there is no god save Allah only. He has no partner, One, Ever-Independent, He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none comparable (co-equal) unto Him.

(iv) I testify that there is no god save Allah only, he has no partner. Unto he belongs the sovereignty. Unto he belongs the praise. He gives life and he puts to death. And it is He who is Ever-Alive, never non-existent. In His hand is the good. And it is He who is able to do all things.

(v) Allah is my all. He is enough (for me). Allah hears the prayer of the supplicant. Beyond Allah there is no destination. I testify Allah unto Whom I turn to make requests, disconnecting all links with those who go astray for Him. Unto Allah belongs the beginning and the end.

5. Recite the following supplication taught by Imam Ali (a.s.) everyday for the first 10 days of Dhul-hijja, it is better to recite it 10 times everyday:

There is no god save Allah, in the midst of the multitude of nights and days; there is no god save Allah, in the midst of the repeating concourse of the waves moving across the surface of the oceans; there is no god save Allah, His loving kindness (mercy) out balances their addition put together; there is no god save Allah, in the midst of the plentitude of plants and leaves; There is no god save Allah, in the midst of countless pores and mass of hairs; there is no god save Allah, in the midst of numerous stones and particles in heaps; there is no god save Allah, in the midst of quite a many flashes of the eyes; there is no god save Allah, in the hours of every night when darkness begins to deepen and at every daybreak when light shines bright; there is no god save Allah, in the midst of thousands of winds blowing over the plains and mountains; there is no god save Allah, from today to the day of “blow the horn” (the final call).


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