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06-12-2022 |13 Jumādá al-ūlá 1444 AH

27th Night of Rajab & Aamal (Rajab)

Description:

The twenty-seventh night of Rajab is the night on which Prophet Muhammad was given the mission of promulgating the religion. This highly blessed night is called laylat al-mab’ath, which stands for the beginning of the Holy Prophet’s Mission of promulgating the true religion of Almighty Allah. The recommended rites of this night are as follows:

 

Shaykh al-Tusi, in his book of Misbah al-Mutahajjid, has quoted Imam Muhammad al-Jawad(a.s.) as saying, “There is a night in Rajab, which carries for people fortune that is more preferable than whatever is subjected to sunlight. It is the twenty-seventh night of Rajab. The next morning was the beginning of the Holy Prophet’s prophethood. Verily, one who does acts of worship at this night will have the reward of one who has worshipped Almighty Allah for sixty years.” When the Imam (a.s.) was asked about the rites to be done at this night, he answered, “After you offer the Isha’ Prayer and take a sleep, you will wake up at any hour before midnight. You may then offer a prayer of twelve units in each of which you may recite Surah al-Faatehah and any other lenient Surah from al-Mufassal, which begins with SurahMuhammad (No. 47) up to the end of the Holy Qur’an. You should separate each couple of units with Taslim. After accomplishing this prayer, you should recite Surahs al-Faatehah, al-Falaq, al-Nas, al-Tawheed, al-Kafirun, al-Qadr, and Ayah al-Kursi each seven times. After all this, you may say the following supplicatory prayer:

اَلْحَمْدُاللّٰهِ الَّذِیْ لَمْ یَتَّخِذْ وَلَدًا وَلَمْ یَکُنْ لَہُ شَرِیْکٌ فِی الْمُلْکِ وَلَمْ یَکُنْ لَہُ وَلِیٌّ مِنَ الذُّلِّ وَکَبِّرْہُ تَکْبِیْرًا اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَسْئَلُکَ بِمَعَاقِدِ عِزِّکَ عَلٰی اَرْکَانِ عَرْشِکَ وَمُنْتَھَی الرَّحْمَۃِ مِنْ کِتَابِکَ وَ بِاسْمِکَ الْاَعْظَمِ الْاَعْظَمِ وَذِکْرِکَ الْاَعْلٰی الْاَعْلٰی الْاَعْلٰی وَبِکَلِمَاتِکَ التَّآمَّاتِ اَنْ  تُصَلِّیَ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَاٰ لِہِ وَانْ تَفْعَلْ بِیْٓ مَآ اَنْتَ اَھْلُہُ۔

Translation:

All praise be to Allah Who has not taken to Himself a son, Who has no partner in the Sovereignty nor has He any protecting friend through dependence. And magnify Him with all magnificence. O Allah, verily I beseech You in the name of the situations of Your Dignity on the pillars of Your Throne, in the name of Your utmost mercy in Your Book, in the name of Your Name—the Greatest, the Greatest, the Greatest, in the name of Your Mention—the Highest, the Highest, the Highest, and in the name of Your Words the perfect, to bless Muhammad and his Household and do to me that which befits You.

Explanation / Details::

You may then submit your desires.

 

It is also recommended to bathe oneself at this night. It is worth reminding that a prayer that is advisably offered at this night has been mentioned with the rites of the fifteenth night of Rajab.

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan P 299

Description:

The best act that is ever done at this night is to visit the holy tomb of Imam Ali ibn Abi-Talib(a.s.). As will be mentioned in the section of Ziyarat, three formulas of Ziyarah will be mentioned for visiting the tomb of Imam Ali Ameer al-Momineen(a.s.) at this night.

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَمِيْنَ اللّٰهِ فِيْ اَرْضِهٖ وَ حُجَّتَهُ عَلٰي عِبَادِهٖ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَمِيْرَ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ‏ اَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ جَاهَدْتَ فِي اللّٰهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهٖ وَ عَمِلْتَ بِكِتَابِهٖ وَ اتَّبَعْتَ سُنَنَ نَبِيِّهٖ صَلَّي اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِهٖ حَتّٰي دَعَاكَ اللّٰهُ اِلٰي جِوَارِهٖ فَقَبَضَكَ اِلَيْهِ بِاخْتِيَارِهٖ‏ وَ ااَلْزَمَ اَعْدَآءَكَ الْحُجَّةَ مَعَ مَا لَكَ مِنَ الْحُجَجِ الْبَالِغَةِ عَلَي جَمِيْعِ خَلْقِهٖ‏ اَللّٰهُمَّ فَاجْعَلْ نَفْسِيْ مُطْمَئِنَّةً بِقَدَرِكَ رَاضِيَةً بِقَضَائِكَ مُولَعَةً بِذِكْرِكَ وَ دُعَآئِكَ‏ مُحِبَّةً لِصَفْوَةِ اَوْلِيَائِكَ مَحْبُوْبَةً فِيْ اَرْضِكَ وَ سَمَائِكَ صَابِرَةً عَلٰي نُزُوْلِ بَلَآئِكَ‏ شَاكِرَةً لِفَوَاضِلِ نَعْمَائِكَ ذَاكِرَةً لِسَوَابِغِ آلَآئِكَ مُشْتَاقَةً اِلَي فَرْحَةِ لِقَآئِكَ مُتَزَوِّدَةً التَّقْوٰي لِيَوْمِ جَزَائِكَ‏ مُسْتَنَّةً بِسُنَنِ اَوْلِيَآئِكَ مُفَارِقَةً لِاَخْلَاَقِ اَعْدَآئِكَ مَشْغُوْلَةً عَنِ الدُّنْيَا بِحَمْدِكَ وَ ثَنَآئِكَ‏ اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّ قُلُوْبَ الْمُخْبِتِيْنَ اِلَيْكَ وَالِهَةٌ وَ سُبُلَ الرَّاغِبِيْنَ اِلَيْكَ شَارِعَةٌ وَ ااَعْلاَمَ الْقَاصِدِيْنَ اِلَيْكَ وَاضِحَةٌ وَ اَفْئِدَةَ الْعَارِفِيْنَ مِنْكَ فَازِعَةٌ وَ اَصْوَاتَ الدَّاعِيْنَ اِلَيْكَ صَاعِدَةٌ وَ اَبْوَابَ الْاِجَابَةِ لَهُمْ مُفَتَّحَةٌ وَ دَعْوَةَ مَنْ نَاجَاكَ مُسْتَجَابَةٌ وَ تَوْبَةَ مَنْ اَنَابَ اِلَيْكَ مَقْبُوْلَةٌ وَ عَبْرَةَ مَنْ بَكٰي مِنْ خَوْفِكَ مَرْحُوْمَةٌ وَ الْاِغَاثَةَ لِمَنِ اسْتَغَاثَ بِكَ مَوْجُوْدَةٌ وَ الْاِعَانَةَ لِمَنِ اسْتَعَانَ بِكَ مَبْذُوْلَةٌ وَ عِدَاتِكَ لِعِبَادِكَ مُنْجَزَةٌ وَ زَلَلَ مَنِ اسْتَقَالَكَ مُقَالَةٌ وَ اَعْمَالَ الْعَامِلِيْنَ لَدَيْكَ مَحْفُوْظَةٌ وَ اَرْزَاقَكَ اِلٰي الْخَلَآئِقِ مِنْ لَدُنْكَ نَازِلَةٌ وَ عَوَآئِدَ الْمَزِيْدِ اِلَيْهِمْ وَاصِلَةٌ وَ ذُنُوْبَ الْمُسْتَغْفِرِيْنَ مَغْفُوْرَةٌ وَ حَوَائِجَ خَلْقِكَ عِنْدَكَ مَقْضِيَّةٌ وَ جَوَائِزَ السَّائِلِيْنَ عِنْدَكَ مُوَفَّرَةٌ وَ عَوَآئِدَ الْمَزِيْدِ مُتَوَاتِرَةٌ وَ مَوَائِدَ الْمُسْتَطْعِمِيْنَ مُعَدَّةٌ وَ مَنَاهِلَ الظِّمَاءِ مُتْرَعَةٌ اَللّٰهُمَّ فَاسْتَجِبْ دُعَآئِيْ وَ اقْبَلْ ثَنَآئِيْ وَ اجْمَعْ بَيْنِيْ وَ بَيْنَ اَوْلِيَآئِي‏ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلِيٍّ وَ فَاطِمَةَ وَ الْحَسَنِ وَ الْحُسَيْنِ‏ اِنَّكَ وَلِيُّ نَعْمَآئِي وَ مُنْتَهَي مُنَايَ وَ غَايَةُ رَجَآئِي فِيْ مُنْقَلَبِيْ وَ مَثْوَايَ‏ اَنْتَ اِلٰهِيْ وَ سَيِّدِيْ وَ مَوْلَاَيَ اغْفِرْ لِاَوْلِيَآئِنَا وَ كُفَّ عَنَّا اَعْدَآءَنَا وَ اشْغَلْهُمْ عَنْ اَذَانَا وَ اَظْهِرْ كَلِمَةَ الْحَقِّ وَ اجْعَلْهَا الْعُلْيَا وَ اَدْحِضْ كَلِمَةَ الْبَاطِلِ وَ اجْعَلْهَا السُّفْلَي اِنَّكَ عَلٰي كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيْر

Translation:

<p class="en" style="text-align: justify;">Peace be on you, O trusted guardian, appointed by Allah, to administer His earth, and to convince the mankind to accept His plan. Peace be on you, O Ameer ul Moomineen; &nbsp;I testify that you made utmost efforts, as it should be, in the cause of Allah, acted upon His Book, followed the way of life of His Prophet, (blessings of Allah be on him and on his children ) , to the last moment of your life, until Allah invited you to come unto Him, and used His discretion to take you away, and sealed your enemies&#39; doom with the blame that the arguments had been made known to one and all through you. O Allah let me be happy and satisfied with that which Thou considers good for me, let me agree with that which Thou decides for me, let me passionately remember Thee, and invoke Thee, let me be in love with Thy pure and sincere friends, let me be well-liked and respected on the earth, and in the heavens, let me be unruffled and well composed in the midst of misfortunes, let me be gratefully thankful in prosperity, let me be mindful of much and more bounties, let- me ardently desire for the heart warming meeting with Thee; well-equipped with piety to gain my end on the Day of Requital, let me follow into the footsteps of Thy representatives, let me disassociate myself from the mannerism of Thy enemies, let me pass my time, in this world, by praising and glorifying Thee. O Allah, verily, the hearts of those who surrender to Thee, are full of passionate love, the path of those, who long for Thee, is the straight (true) road, the instructions given by those, who lean on Thee, are distinct and precise, the minds of those, who are aware of Thy reality, are filled with awe and reverence, the call of those, who invite unto Thee, is loud and clear, and the doors of approval are kept open for them;whoso submits his supplication to Thee receives a favourable answer, whoso turns repentant unto Thee gets acceptance (amnesty), whoso bursts into tears in fear of Thy punishment obtains mercy, whoso seeks redress from Thee finds the required assistance at his disposal, whoso asks for Thy help procures the aid as a gift. Thy promise made with Thy servants is fulfilled; whoso asks for pardon of his errors finds them reduced to nothing, whoso does everything &nbsp;for Thysake discovers that each and every deed has been preserved. The means of livelihood available to the created beings come from Thee like a rainfall, and in addition many recurring favours and bounties reach them in regular successions, the sins of those, who ask for forgiveness, are overlooked, the wants and needs of all that which has been created by Thee are properly satisfied, those who put forward genuine demands get more than they ask for, one after the other, again and again; for the hungry wholesome food is arranged, for the thirsty clean water is available in abundance. O Allah give favourable answer to my prayer, acknowledge the praise I sing in worship, let there be peace and harmony between me and my friends, for the sake of Muhammad, Ali, Fatimah, Hasan and Husayn; verily, Thou art my Benefactor who provides with bounties, the aim of my desires, the ultimate destination of my hopes, in my future life, and during this short life. Thou art my God, my Master and my Lord ;welcome my friends, keep our enemies away from us;to save us from the evil mischief divert their attention, let the &quot;true Word&quot; come out in the open, supreme and dominant, refute and condemn the &quot;foullie&quot;, rendered contemptible, verily, Thou art able to do all things.</p>
 

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan P 300

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In al-Balad al-Amin, al-Kaf’ami has instructed the following: Say the following supplicatory prayer on the Divine Mission Night:

اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنِّیْٓ اَسْئَلُکَ بِالتَّجَلِّی الْاَعْظَمِ فِیْ ھٰذِہِ اللَّیْلَۃِ مِنَ الشَّھْرِ الْمُعَظَّمِ وَالْمُرْسَلِ الْمُکَرَّمِ اَنْ تُصَلِّیَ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَاٰ لِہٖ وَاَنْ تَغْفِرَ لَنَا مَآ اَنْتَ بِہِ مِنَّا اَعْلَمُ یَامَنْ یَعْلَمُ وَلَا نَعْلَمُ اَللّٰھُمَّ بَارِکْ لَنَا فِیْ لَیْلَتِنَا ھٰذِہِ الَّتِیْ بِشَرَفِ الرِّسَالَۃِ فَضَّلْتَھَا وَبِکَرَامَتِکَ اَجْلَلْتَھَا وَبِالْمَحَلِّ الشَّرِیْفِ اَحْلَلْتَھَا اَللّٰھُمَّ فَاِنَّا نَسْئَلُکَ بِالْمَبْعَثِ الشَّرِیْفِ وَالسَّیِّدِ اللَّطِیْفِ وَالْعُنْصُرِ الْعَفِیْفِ اَنْ تُصَلِّیَ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَاٰ لِہٖ وَاَنْ تَجْعَلَ اَعْمَالَنَا فِیْ ھٰذِہِ اللَّیْلَۃِ وَفِیْ سَایِرِ اللَّیَالِیْ مَقْبُوْلَۃً وَذُنُوْبَنَا مَغْفُوْرَۃً وَحَسَنَاتِنَا مَشْکُوْرَۃً وَسَیِّئَاتِنَا مَسْتُوْرَۃً وَقُلُوْبَنَا بِحُسْنِ الْقَوْلِ مَسْرُورَۃً وَاَرْزَاقَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْکَ بِالْیُسْرِ مَدْرُوْرَۃً اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنَّکَ تَرٰی وَلَا تُرٰی وَاَنْتَ بِالْمَنْظَرِ الْاَعْلٰی وَاِنَّ اِلَیْکَ الرُّجْعٰی وَالْمُنْتَھٰی وَاِنَّ لَکَ الْمَمَاتَ وَالْمَحْیَا وَاِنَّ لَکَ الْاٰخِرَۃَ وَالْاُوْلٰی اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنَّا نَعُوْذُ بِکَ اَنْ نَذِلَّ وَنَخْزٰی وَاَنْ نَاْ تِیَ مَا عَنْہُ تَنْھٰی اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنَّا نَسْئَلُکَ الْجَنَّۃَ بِرَحْمَتِکَ وَنَسْتَعِیْذُ بِکَ مِنَ النَّارِ فَاَعِذْنَا مِنْھَا بِقُدْرَتِکَ وَنَسْئَلُکَ مِنْ الْحُوْرِ الْعِیْنِ فَارْزُقْنَا بِعِزَّتِکَ وَاجْعَلْ اَوْسَعَ اَرْزَاقِنَا عِنْدَ کِبَرِ سِنِّنَا وَاَحْسَنَ اَعْمَالِنَا عِنْدَ اقْتِرَابَ اَجَالِنَا وَاَطِلْ فِیْ طَاعَتِکَ وَمَا یُقَرِّبُ اِلَیْکَ وَیُحْظِیْ عِنْدَکَ وَیُزْلِفُ لَدَیْکَ اَعْمَارَنَا وَاَحْسِنْ فِیْ جَمِیْعِ اَحْوَالِنَا وَاُمُورِنَا مَعْرِفَتَنَا وَلَا تَکِلْنَا اِلَیٓ اَحَدٍ مِنْ خَلْقِکَ فَیَمُنَّ عَلَیْنَا وَتَفَضَّلْ عَلَیْنَا بِجَمِیْعٍ حَوَآئِجَنَا لِلدُّنْیَا وَالْاٰخِرَۃِ وَابْدَاْ بِاٰ بَآئِنَا وَاَبْنَآئِنَا وَجَمِیْعِ اِخْوَانِنَا الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ فِیْ جَمِیْعِ مَاسَئَلْنَاکَ لِاَنْفُسِنَا یَآاَرْحَمَ الرّٰاحِمِیْنَ اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنَّا نَسْئَلُکَ بِاِسْمِکَ الْعَظِیْمِ وُمُلْکِکَ الْقَدِیْمِ اَنْ تُصَلِّیَ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَاٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاَنْ تَغْفِرَلَنَا الذَّنْبَ الْعَظِیْمَ اِنَّہٗ لَا یَغْفِرُ الْعَظِیْمَ اِلّاَ الْعَظِیْمُ اَللّٰھُمَّ وَھٰذَا رَجَبٌنِالْمُکَرَّمُ الَّذِیْ اَکْرَمْتَنَا بِہِ اَوَّلُ اَشْھُرِ الْحُرُمِ اَکْرَمْتَنَا بِہِ مِنْ بَیْنِ الْاُمَمِ فَلَکَ الْحَمْدُ یَاذَا الْجُوْدِ وَالْکَرَمِ فَاَسْئَلُکَ بِہِ وَبِاسْمِکَ الْاَعْظَمِ الْاَعْظَمِ الْاَعْظَمِ اَلْأَجَلِّ الْأَکْرَمِ الَّذِیْ خَلَقْتَہُ فَاسْتَقَرَّ فِیْ ظِلِّکَ فَلَا یَخْرُجُ مِنْکَ اِلٰی غَیْرِکَ اَنْ تُصَلِّیَ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَاَھْلِ بَیْتِہِ الطَّاھِرِیْنَ وَاَنْ تَجْعَلْنَا مِنَ الْعَامِلِیْنَ فِیْہِ بِطَاعَتِکَ وَالْاَمِلِیْنَ فِیْہِ لِشَفَاعَتِکَ اَللّٰھُمَّ اھْدِنَا اِلٰی سَوَآئِ السَّبِیْلِ وَاجْعَلْ مَقِیْلَنَا عِنْدَکَ خَیْرَ مَقِیْلٍ فِیْ ظَلِّ ظَلِیْلٍ وَمُلْکٍ جَزِیْلٍ فَاِنَّکَ حَسْبُنَا وَنِعْمَ الْوَکِیْلُ اَللّٰھُمَّ اقْلِبْنَا مُفْلِحِیْنَ مُنجِحِیْنَ غَیْرَ مَغْضُوْبٍ عَلَیْنَا وَلَآ ضَآلِّیْنَ بِرَحْمَتِکَ یَآاَرْحَمَ الرّٰاحِمِیْنَ اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنِّیٓ اَسْئَلُکَ بِعَزَآئِمِ مَغْفِرَتِکَ وَبِوَاجِبِ رَحْمَتِکَ السَّلَامَۃَ مِنْ کُلِّ اِثْمٍ وَالْغَنِیْمَۃَ مِنْ کُلِّ بِرٍّ وَالْفَوْزَ بِالْجَنَّۃِ وَالنَّجَاۃَ مِنَ النَّارِ اَللّٰھُمَّ دَعَاکَ الدَّاعُوْنَ وَدَعَوْتُکَ وَسَئَلَکَ السَّآئِلُونَ وَسَئَلْتُکَ وَطَلَبَ اِلَیْکَ الطَّالِبُوْنَ وَ طَلَبْتُ اِلَیْکَ اَللّٰھُمَّ اَنْتَ الثِّقَۃُ وَالرَّجَآئُ وَاِلَیْکَ مُنْتَھَی الرَّغْبَۃِ فِی الدُّعَآئِ اَللّٰھُمَّ فَصَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَاٰ لِہِ وَاجْعَلِ الْیَقِیْنَ فِیْ قَلْبِیْ وَالنُّورَ فِیْ بَصَرِیْ وَالنَّصِیْحَۃَ فِیْ صَدْرِیْ وَذِکْرَکَ بِاللَّیْلِ وَالنَّھَارِ عَلٰی لِسَانِیْ وَرِزْقًا وَاسِعًا غَیْرَ مَمْنُوْنٍ وَلَا مَحْظُورٍ فَارْزُقْنِیْ وَبَارِکْ لِیْ فِیْمَا رَزَقْتَنِیْ وَاجْعَلْ غِنَایَ فِیْ نَفْسِیْ وَرَغْبَتِیْ فِیْمَا عِنْدَکَ بِرَحْمَتِکَ یَآ اَرْحَمَ الرّٰاحِمِیْنَ۔

You may then prostrate yourself and repeat the following litany one hundred times:

الَّذِیْ ھَدَانَا لِمَعْرِفَتِہٖ وَخَصَّنَا بِوَلَایَتِہٖ وَوَفَّقَنَا لِطَاعَتِہِ شُکْرًا شُکْرًا

When you raise your head (i.e. finish the prostration), you may say the following:

اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنِّیْ قَصَدْتُکَ بِحَاجَتِیْ وَاعْتَمَدْتُ عَلَیْکَ بِمَسْئَلَتِیْ وَتَوَجَّھْتُ اِلَیْکَ بِاَئِمَّتِیْ وَسَادَتِیْ اَللّٰھُمَّ اَنْفِعْنَا بِحُبِّھِمْ وَاَوْرِدْنَا مَوْرِدِھُمْ وَارْزُقْنَا مُرَافَقَتَھُمْ وَاَدْخِلْنَا الْجَنَّۃَ فِیْ زُمْرَتِھِمْ برَحْمَتِکَ یَآاَرْحَمَ الرّٰاحِمِیْنَ۔

Translation:

O Allah: I beseech You in the name of the Grandest Manifestation at this night in this glorified month and in the name of the honored Messenger, that You send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household and that You forgive us that which You know better than we do. O He Who knows while we do not. O Allah: (please do) bless us at this night which You have exalted with the honor of the Divine Mission, and You have esteemed with Your honoring, and You have raised to the Honorable Place. O Allah: We thus beseech You in the name of the honorable mission, the gentle master, and the chaste line that You may bless Muhammad and his Household and that You decide our deeds at this night, as well as all the other nights, as acceptable, our sins as forgiven, our good efforts as praiseworthy, our evildoings as concealed, our hearts as pleased with decent wording, and our sustenance that You decide for us as copiously flowing with easiness. O Allah: Verily You see [everything] but nothing can see You while You are in the Highest Prospect. And, verily, to You are the [final] return and goal. And, verily, to You are causing to death and granting of life. And to You are the Last and the First [of all things]. O Allah: we, surely, seek Your protection against meeting of disgrace and shame and against committing that which You have ordered us not to do. O Allah: we, surely, pray You for Paradise, out of Your mercy, and we seek Your protection against Hellfire. So, (please do) save us from it, in the name of Your omnipotence. We, also, pray You for the women of Paradise; so, please do grant us them, in the name of Your might. And (please do) make the most expansive of our sustenance be given to us when we become old aged, and make the best of our deeds be at the time close to our death. And (please do) extend [our ages and make us spend them] in acts of obedience to You, and in all that which draws us near to You, and in all that which allow us to enjoy a good position with You, and in all that which make our lives acceptable by You. And (please do) improve our recognition of You under all circumstance and conditions. And do not refer us to any of Your beings lest they shall always remind us of their favors to us. And please favor us by settling all our needs, in this world as well as the Next World. And (please do) do the same thing to our forefathers, our descendants, and all our brethren-in-faith; with regard to all that which we have besought You for ourselves O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy. O Allah: we, verily, beseech You by Your Grand Name and Your Eternal Kingdom to send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad and to forgive our grave sins, for none can forgive the grave save the All-great. O Allah: this is Rajab, the honored month, which You have honored us through it, being the first of the Sacred Months, and You have selected us for this honor from amongst the other nations. So, all praise be to You; O the Lord of Magnanimity and Generosity. I thus beseech You by Your Name, the grandest, the grandest, the grandest, the most majestic, the most honorable, that You have created so that it has settled under Your Shadow and it thus shall never transfer to anyone other than You— I beseech You to send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household, the immaculate, and to include us, during this month, with those who practice acts of obedience to You and those who hope for Your admission. O Allah: (please do) lead us to the Right Path, and choose for us the best resting-place with You, under a dense shade and abundant possession. Surely, You are Sufficient for us! Most Excellent are You, and in You do we trust! O Allah: (please do) make us return (to You) with success and victory; neither accursed (by You) nor misleading (the Right Path), out of Your mercy; O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy. O Allah: I earnestly beseech You, in the name of the matters that bring about Your forgiveness and the matters that incumbently achieve Your mercy, to grant me safety from all sins, gain of all decencies, attainment of Paradise, redemption against Hellfire. O Allah: In the same way as suppliants have besought You, I am beseeching You. And in the same way as implorers have begged You, I am begging You. And in the same way as requesters have asked You, I am asking You. O Allah: You are (my) trust and hope; and You are the ultimate desire in my supplications. O Allah: send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household and establish conviction in my heart, light in my sight, well-wishing in my chest, and the mention of You on my tongue day and night, and expansive sustenance that is neither failing nor banned. So, please provide me sustenance and bless that which You decide for me, and make me self-sufficient, and make me desire for none save You; out of Your mercy, O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy.  

 

You may then prostrate yourself and repeat the following litany one hundred times:

 

All praise be to Allah Who has guided us to the recognition of Him, has included us exclusively with the protection of Him, and has granted us the obedience to Him. Thanks, thanks.

 

When you raise your head (i.e. finish the prostration), you may say the following:

O Allah: I am turning my face toward You asking for the settlement of my needs. And I depend upon You in submitting my problem. And I submit before You my Imams and Masters. O Allah: benefit us by our love for them, and make us follow their examples, and grant us their companionship, and allow us to enter Paradise with their group; by Your mercy, O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy.

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan P 302