In the Name of God, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful
The Muslims’ Authority Imam Al-Khaminaei (May God lengthen his presence among us), at the beginning of Pouring Rajab, gave valuable commandments included in the following guiding speech.
“Rajab has come; it is a blessed month that differs from Jumada the Second in that the former is better than the latter as regards praying and supplication. If we perform a desirable deed in other months, we must double it now; and if we do not, we must start now. I pre-mentioned that you are still young and that your work requires piety and belief in God, so you have to take advantage of this energy to build your personality spiritually and materialistically.”
“With respect to the spiritual aspect, you have to worship God devotedly and to take care of the Islamic decrees whether they are imposed or optional. And with respect to the materialistic aspect, you have to support yourselves and to learn various sciences especially those related to your work, like using weapons. Yet, what matters more is the spiritual aspect.”
“Some people conceive that they have in Rajab to go on performing the same deeds they used to perform before Rajab. However, you have to go up in performing those deeds if they are good, such as: the desirable fasting, the desirable praying, and the supervision of oneself’s deeds which is the most important. Whereas, if the deeds are wicked, you have to try your best to get rid of them because the human soul, in its nature, aims at perfection.”
“Mingling with the various kinds of corruption threatens you. By corruption, it is not meant the sexual one only but also the political corruption, the monetary corruption, and the ethical corruption. Therefore, self-supervision is a must i.e. begin with your own selves. Moreover, you must be considerate of others: if there is someone deviating from the right path, you must try to reform and guide him, for you are not allowed to sit back doing nothing.”
“Rajab’s duty is supplication because it is The Month of God when to remember God, to call Him, and to read visits. ‘O You whom I expect every good from…’ is one of the supplications desirable after every imposed prayer in this month. One can read it in two ways:
The first is to consider the great valuable concepts included in it, so that one will get closer to The Most High God with each time one reads it.
The second is to read it without considering the meanings implied.”
“ ‘O You whom I expect every good from’ means that we hope to be rewarded by God for every good deed we do: guarding for the sake of pleasing God, praying, saying the truth, and every divine deed. ‘And whom I ask for safety from His wrath when mischief befalls me’ means that we take refuge in God from God’s wrath when we commit something wicked. Verily, these two phrases are a complete soliloquy; they show the greatness of God and the characteristics of man: Thou are patient with us. Do not hasten Thy torture of us.”
“ ‘O You who gives a lot though been given only a little’ means that the fight of this people for the sake of pleasing God, the injustice that befell The Imam [Imam Al-Khomeini] (May his secret be sacred), the martyrs’ blood, the resistants’ preference, and tolerance and steadiness when confronting advertises are all considered a little if compared to The Most High God’s reward.”
“ ‘O You who gives who asked Him’ shows that The Most High God grants man, if he is virtuous, what he asked. The law of this world is founded on this concept even if it is not recognized by man; also, the response may be late, yet it is going to be. Some used to say that they asked God a lot to banish the Bahlawee regime, yet it was not banished; and I used to answer, ‘Response has a special time, so you have to be patient till you witness the response in its proper time,’ and you verily witnessed it.”
“ ‘O You who gives who did not ask you to.’ When we were born, we did not ask The Most High God to give us milk, yet He did give us. Surely, He bestows His bounties even on those who did not ask Him to ‘and who did not know Him’ like infidels and apostates ‘due to His Sympathy and Mercy.’”
“ ‘Grant me in my request of You all the good of this life and all the good of the hereafter.’ You conceive that there is good in a lot of things, yet God makes these things far of your reach because some bounties like wealth, money, and magnanimity are harmful for man. The Creator knows what benefits you, so ask The Most High God to grant you what He knows to be good.”
“ ‘And turn away from me in my request of You all the wickedness of this life and all the wickedness of the hereafter. For what You gives is not to diminish, and grant me more from Your Bestowal, O You The Most Generous.’ At these words, The Prince of the Believers Imam Ali (God’s peace bestowed upon him) takes hold of his beard with tears flowing from his eyes and says, ‘O You The Sublime and The Honorable, O You The benefactor and The Generous, O You The Bountiful and The Giver of All Good, forbid that my hoariness be touched by fire.’ If God bestows upon us all bounties, they will be in vain if He does not forbid that our bodies be burnt by fire. If you read this supplication five times a day, you will get closer to The Most High God.”
At the end, Praise be to God, The Lord Of All The Worlds.