Imam Jafar Sadiq (pbut) said that whosoever prays the 4 Rakat prayer of Ameerul
Momineen (pbut) comes out of the evil whirlpool of sins, as baby comes out from
the womb. The Holy Prophet (pbuhh) said that whosoever prays this prayer and
recites the supplication at the end is absolved from the accountability of all
his sins (provided no more sins are committed). Pray this 4 rakat prayer exactly
like any 4 rakat obligatory prayer (Zuhr, Asr or Ishaa) on Friday or during the
night of Friday, with the following adjustments:
(i) In each Rakat, after recitation of Suratul Fatiha, recite Suratul Ikhlaas 50
(ii) After Salaam, recite the following Tasbih of Ameerul Momineen (pbut)
Glory be to He whose signs never disappear! Glory be to He Whose reserves never
Glory be to He Whose Glory never runs low. Glory be to He Who never suffers loss
in what He has.
Glory be to He in whose range and reach there is no gap! Glory be to He Who
shares with no one in the administration of His affairs,
Glory be to He, except Whom, there is no god.
One should pray afterwards, and should say:
O He who overlooks sins, and does not inflict punishment in return, have mercy
on Thy servant, O Allah, be sparing with me, save me,
I am Thy servant. O my Master, I am Thy servant. I am at Thy disposal. O my
O my Allah, in the name of Thy Being, O Hope, O Beneficent, O Supporter,
Thy servant, Thy servant, has no strategy; O the Ultimate Beloved, O He Who
makes the blood run into my veins.
O my Owner, O my Master, It is He whom I desire, it is He whom I desire, O Lord,
Thy servant, Thy servant,
has no strategy; has nothing of his own, has no control over loss, nor over
profit. I do not find any one to seek help,
so all profitable avenues have been blocked, all my expectations have turned
helpless and forsaken I came to Thee, and now stand before Thee.
O my Allah, Thou art aware of that which I speak about, so how would Thou deal
with me? If I but knew how would Thou dispense with my prayer?
Yes? Or No? If No, then I am ruined! I am ruined! I am ruined! Woe to me! Woe to
me! Woe to me!
Oh my misery! Oh my misery! Oh my misery! Oh my ill-luck! Oh my ill-luck! Oh my
To whom? By Whom? Or from whom? Or how? Or in which place to take shelter?
Who shall pay attention and show favor to me, when Thou had forsaken me? O
if it is yes, as I expect and desire, then it is an occasion for joy, I am
successful, I am happy, I have been chosen to receive Thy mercy.
and I receive mercy, O Merciful !O Compassionate! O Pardoner! O Omnipotent! O
Sovereign! O Just!
If I do not have a clean record to show Thee for obtaining fulfillment of my
desires, then I beseech Thee in the name of Thy name which Thou has kept
invisible. Safely under Thy control,
and nothing comes out from there except by Thy leave. I beseech Thee by it,
for, certainly it is the most high and honored of Thy names, I have nothing to
mention except this, and no one is more beneficial for me than Thee.
O Absolute Being! O Creator of creation! O He who made my mind and soul perceive
His Being! O He who commanded me to obey!
O He who directed me not to disobey! O He who is besought! O He who is
requested! O He who is desired!
I overlooked Thy instructions which Thou gave me and did not obey Thee, although
in that which Thou orders me I obey Thee; but in all events, for my every work I
turn to Thee and Thou effectively accomplishes it.
Inspite of my transgression I am hopeful of Thy kindness, so do not let my hope
O the most Merciful, keep me safe, under Thy protection, from all evils that are
before me, behind me, above me, below me, and surround me from all sides,
O my Allah, for the sake of my master, Mohammad (pbut) and my Wali, Ali (pbut),
and the Righteous Holy Imams, peace be on them.
Bestow Thy blessings on us treat us kindly, and have mercy on us, and multiply
make us repay our debts, and satisfy all our wants and needs, O Allah, O Allah,
O Allah, Verily Thou art able to do all things.
Then the Imam (pbut) added, "If one says this prayer and recites this
supplication, Allah will forgive all of his sins upon getting through with it."
Author's note: There are so many hadith related about the rewards of saying
these four rak`ats of prayer on Friday eve and Friday itself. If one says "O
Allah! Grant Your blessings upon the Arabian Prophet (pbuhh) and His Progeny
(pbut)” (after this prayer, his former and recent sins will be forgiven, and he
is like he who has recited the entire Qur'an twelve times. Besides, Allah, the
Exalted will keep him secured from the awful thirst and hunger of the Day of