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Supplications for Various Purposes

Supplications for Various Purposes

DUA'A 95

Recite verse 29 of al Fatir and verse 14 of Ali Imran daily for more profits and progress in business.

YARJOONA TIJAARATAL LAN TABOOR ZUYYINA LINNAASI H'UBBUSH SHAHAWAATI

DUA'A 96

At the time of opening the shop, store, or business premises recite the following du-a'a

ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALUKA MIN KHAYRIHAA WA KHAYRI AHLIHAA WA A-O'OD'U BIKA MIN SHARRIHAAWA SHAARI AHLIHAA

DUA'A 97

It is written in Bahar al Anwar to war round the arm surah al Hijr written with saffron mixed in water for promotion and progress in business.

DUA'A 98

It written in the Bahar al Anwar to keep the following du-a'a written on the hide of a lion on the body for increase in the trade and profits.

YAAA AYYUHAL INSAANU MAA GHARRAKA BIRABBIKAL KAREEM

DUA'A 99

According to Imam Muhammad bin Ali al Baqir if a trader or businessman while going to the market place recite the following du-a'a an angel, specially appointed by the Lord, takes care of him, looks after his merchandise, protects him from the mischief of those who come there and makes them deal with his honestly and fairly.

ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALUKA MIN KHAYRIHAA WA KHAYRI AHLIHAA

DUA'A 100

Whoever recites the following du'a'a while sitting his place of business or trade, an angel appointed by the Lord says :

Today you will have a lion's share in the (turnover of the) business. You did not hesitate to do good nor thought twice to avoid evil. Very soon the rewards you have rightly earned are coming.

ASH-HADU AL LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAHU WAH'DAHOO LAA SHAREEKA LAHOO WA ASH-HADU ANNA MUH'AMMADAN S'ALLALLAAHU A'LAYHI WA AALIHEE A'BDUHOO WA RASOOLUHOO ALLAAHUMAMA INNEE AS-ALUKA MIN FAZ'LIKA RIZQAN H'ALAALAN T'AYYIBAN WA A-O'OD'U BIKA MIN AN AZ'LIMA AW UZ'LAMA WA A-O'OD'UBIKA MIN S'AFQATIN KHAASIRATIN WA YAMEENIN KAAD'IBATIN

DUA'A 101

According to Imam Jafar bin Muhammad as Sadiq, while making purchases, one should say Allahu Akbar and recite the following du-a'a

ALLAAHUMMA INISH-TARAYTUHOO ALTAMISU FEEHI KHAYRIKA FAJ-A'L KHAYRAA ALLAAHUMMA INISH TARAYTUHOO ALTAMISU FEEHI MIN FAZ'LIKA FAJ-A'L LEE FEEHI RIZQAN FAZ'LAA ALLAAHUMMA INISH-TARAYTUHOO ALTAMISU FEEHI MIR RIZQIKA FAJ-A'L FEEHI RIZQAA

DUA'A 102

According to Imam Jafar bin Muhammad as Sadiq, he who buys should recite the following du-a'a thrice.

YAA H'AYYU YAA QAYYOOMU YAA DAA-IMU YAA RA-OOFU YAA RA'HEEM AS-ALUKA BI-I'ZZATIKA WA QUDRATIKA WA MAA AH'AAT'A BIHEE I'LMUKA AN TAQSIMA LEE MINAT-TIJAARATIL YAWMA A-'Z'AMAHAA RIZQAN WA AWSA-A'HAA RAZ'LAN WA KHAYRAHAA A'AQIBATAN FA-INNAHOO LAA KHAYRA FEEMAA LAA A'AQIRATA LAHOO

DUA'A 103

It is stated in Fiqar Ridha that while storing anything duly packed one should recite Ayatul Kursi and the following verses - 9 of Yasin and 129 of Bara--at

WA JA-A'LNAA MIM BAYNI AYDEEHIM SADDAW WA MIN KHALFIHIM SADDAN FA-AGHSHAYNAAHUM FAHUM LAA YUBS'IROON

LAA Z'AY-A'TA A'LAA MAA H'AFIZ'AHULLAAHU FA-IN TAWALLAW FAQUL H'ASBIYALLAAH LAAA ILAAHA ILLAA HUW A'LAYHI TAWAKKALTU WA HUWA RABBUL ARSHIL A'Z'EEM

DUA'A 104

It is stated in the Bahar al Anwar that for the safety of the goods and merchandise kept in a store keep written text of surah al Khaf there.

O Allah, I begin the glorification with praise of Thee;

Thou, from Thy bounties, gives out freely the truth and salvation;

I know for certain that Thou art the most merciful in

disposition of forgiveness and mercy,

[but]

very exacting at the time of giving

exemplary punishment and chastisement to wrongdoers,

the Omnipotent in the domain of absolute power and might.

O Allah, Thou has given me permission to invoke Thee and beseech Thee,

so listen, O Hearer, to my words of praise,

and give a favourable reply to my supplication,

and minimize my falling into misery,

O the often-forgiving.

O my Allah,

many a trouble Thou hath removed;

many a sorrow hath Thou dispelled;

many a misery hath Thou mitigated;

and at all times Thou spreadeth out mercy,

and cutteth short the tightening circles of misfortunes.

All praise be to Allah,

Who has not taken unto Himself a wife,

nor a son,

and Who has no partner in sovereignty,

nor any protecting friend through dependence.

Magnify Him with all magnificence.

All praise be to Allah,

with full gratitude for all his bounties.

All praise be to Allah,

Who has no opposition to His rule,

nor any challenge to His commands.

All praise be to Allah,

Who has no counsel to meddle with His operation of creation,

nor is there anything similar to Him in His greatness.

All praise be to Allah,

Whose commandments operate in Creation;

His glory is evident through love and kindness.

His distinct overflowing generosity is freely available

through His unlimited bestowals which do not exhaust His

resources,

and He does not swell the numerous benefits

except because of generosity and kindness.

Verily He is mighty, generous.

O Allah, I ask for some from much,

in the midst of my very many needs

for which I entirely depend on Thee,

and, since eternity, Thou art able to do without it

but for me it is a titanic effort

and for Thee is very easy and simple.

O Allah, truly, when Thou pardon my sins,

overlook my mistakes,

take a lenient view of my disorderly conduct,

cover up my foul actions,

show consideration in spite of my many transgressions

committed willfully or negligently,

I am tempted to ask for that which I do not deserve,

from Thee Who, through Thy mercy, gives me the daily bread

provides me with that which is suitable for me,

through Thy control;

and distinguishes me with a favourable reply to my requests.

So I persist in calling out,

believing in Thee,

and I invoke Thee,

talking familiarly, not afraid, nor shy,

but assured of Thy love and kindness whenever I turn to Thee

A temporary setback,

and I, out of ignorance, begin to despair,

although perhaps slowing down may be a blessing in disguise.

because Thou alone knows [all]

the consequences.

I know no generous master who is more accommodating to

dissatisfied servants that Thou art to me.

O Lord, Thou giveth an invitation but I turn it down.

Thou becometh familiar with me but I do not care for Thee.

Thou loveth me but I do not correspond to Thee as if Thou are

overreaching me.

Yet Thou doth not abstain from bestowing favours and blessings

on me from Thy mercy and generosity

so have mercy on Thy ignorant servant

Verily Thou art generous and kind.

Praise be To Allah the owner of sovereignty,

Who sets the course of the skies and the stars

controls the winds,

causes the daybreak,

and administers authority,

the Lord of the worlds.

Praise be to Allah

for His indulgence in the wake of His all-awareness.

Praise be to Allah

for His amnesty ensuing from His omnipotence.

Praise be To Allah

for the respite He allows In spite of provocation.

He is able to do what He wills.

Praise be to Allah, the creator of all the created beings,

Who makes sustenance freely available,

starts the day,

the owner of glory, might, favours, and bounties,

Who is far away, invisible, and nearest,

so near that He is fully aware of the whispered secrets,

the Blessed, the Praised.

Praise be to Allah, Who has no equal to challenge Him,

nor is there an image comparable to Him,

nor a helper to assist Him.

He tames the powerful by His force,

and disgraced are the terrible before His greatness;

so He, through His power, fulfils that which He wills.

Praise be to Allah, Who gives answer to me whenever I call Him;

covers up my shortcomings yet I disobey Him;

gives me the largest part of the bounties yet I want more.

Many favours He has sanctioned;

many terrible dangers He has averted;

and many blossoming joys he has made available for me.

Therefore, I sing His praises and recite His glorifications.

Praise be to Allah.

None can disclose anything hidden by Him;

none can shut the doors kept open by Him;

no one who makes a request is sent away disappointed by Him;

and no one who looks long and attentively is deluded in his

hopes.

Praise be to Allah, Who gives protection to the frightened;

comes to the help of the upright;

promotes the cause of the weak and the enslaved;

annihilates the autocrats;

destroys rulers and appoints the 'awaited savours' in their place.

Praise be to Allah, Who breaks everything belonging to the oppressors;

puts an end to the tyrants;

watches over the fugitives;

brings assistance to those who cry out for help;

meets and clears up the demands of the needy beseechers;

supports the faithful.

Praise be to Allah.

In his awe-inspiring fear the heavens and its dwellers tremble and shiver;

the earth and its inhabitants shake and quiver;

the oceans and all that floats and swims in its waters

flow together in excitement and tumult.

Praise be to Allah, Who has guided us to this.

We could not truly have been led aright if Allah had not guided us.

Praise be to Allah, Who creates but is not created;

gives subsistence but needs no provisions;

gives food to eat but takes no nourishment;

makes the living dead and brings the dead to life;

and He is the everliving, there is no death for Him;

in His hands is all the good.

And He is able to do all things.

O Allah, send blessings on Muhammad,

Thy servant, Messenger, confidant, friend, beloved intimate,

mercy unto all the created beings,

bearer of Thy sacraments,

quotient of Thy messengers,

the most superior, the exquisite, the most handsome,

the most perfect, the upright, the more prospering,

the more pleasant, the thoroughly purified, the sublime;

who has more and better blessings, advantages, mercies,

affections and salutations

than Thou made available to any one of Thy servants,

prophets, messengers, friends,

and those honoured by Thee from among Thy created being.

O Allah send blessings on 'Ali

the Leader of the Faithful,

the successor to the Messenger of the Lord of the worlds,

Thy servant, Thy beloved representative,

brother of Thy Messenger,

Thy decisive argument over mankind,

Thy most important sign,

the great news from Thee.

O Allah, send blessings on the truthful pure Fatima,

the chosen leader of the women of the worlds.

O Allah, send blessings on the sons of 'the mercy unto the worlds',

the leaders and guides,

the Imams al-Hasan and al-Husayn,

the leaders of the dwellers of Paradise.

O Allah, send blessings on the Leaders of the Muslims,

'Ali ibn al-Husayn,

Muhammad ibn 'Ali,

Jafar ibn Muhammad,

Musa ibn Jafar,

'Ali ibn Musa,

Muhammad ibn'Ali,

'Ali ibn Muhammad,

al-Hasan ibn'Ali,

and his son, the rightly guided Guide,

Thy decisive argument over Thy servants,

Thy trustworthy confidant on Thy earth;

blessings, numerous, and for ever.

O Allah, send blessings on the Custodian of thy commandments,

the vigilant Guardian, the reliable Patron, the awaited Justice,

surrounded by Thy favourite angels,

assisted by the Holy Spirit.

O Lord of the worlds.

O Allah, send him to call the people unto Thy Book for establishing Thy religion,

and make him succeed in the earth,

as Thou caused those who were before him to succeed,

and establish for him his faith

which Thou has approved for him,

and give him in exchange safety after fear.

He serves Thee.

He ascribes nothing as partner unto Thee.

O Allah, give him power and authority,

and through him strengthen the people.

Give him the necessary assistance,

and through him support the people,

and make him prevail over allya final decisive victory,

and delegate him Thy controlling authority.

O Allah, give currency to Thy religion,

and the way of life of Thy Prophet,

through him till nothing which is just and genuine

is kept concealed from any human being.

O Allah, we ardently desire that in [his]

kind, just, and fair era,

Thou should reactivate Islam and stimulate its followers,

and humble and humiliate the imposters and their double-dealing,

and include us among those who invite people unto Thy obedience,

and lead them to Thy approved path,

and give us the good of this world and the world to come.

O Allah, let us bear out and hold up

that which Thou maketh known to us as the truth,

and let us be fully aware of that which we fall short of doing.

O Allah, through him, set in order our disorder;

gather and unite our flock;

stitch together our sundered separation;

turn our want and poverty into sufficiency;

lift us up from our degradation;

free us from our misery;

pull us out from our debts;

help us to get out from the ditch of cares and sorrows;

fill the gap created by confusion among us;

let our difficulties be easy to deal with;

refine our substance and style;

untie our ropes and straps;

let our efforts succeed well and secure success;

make us fulfill our promises;

give answers to our prayers;

listen to our requests;

cause us to obtain the good of this world and the hereafter;

give us much and more than our expectations,

O the best of givers and bestowers;

and cleanse our hearts,

unburden our emotions from hate and anger,

and, in the event of dispute in the matter of truth,

show us the right path.

Verily, Thou guides whoever Thou will to the right path.

Let us, through him, get the better of Thy enemies and our opponents,

O True God.

Be it so.

O Allah, we feel uneasy about and are disturbed by

the departure of our Prophet,

Thy blessings be on him and on his family,

the absence of our guardian-friend,

too many enemies,

our numerical scarcity,

widespread disorder,

and the vicissitudes of time.

So send blessings on Muhammad and on his family,

and help us to overcome this state of affairs at once.

Disperse the ominous clouds hanging over our heads;

lend a helping hand to achieve success;

bring in the rule of justice and fair play;

make us bright, free from grief;

and take care of us.

Through Thy mercy, O most Merciful.

-- Last modified: Mon Mar 17 13:27:16 PST 1997

"Allahumma inni astaodeeka ma qara'tu wama hafaz-tu. Farudduhu 'allaya inda hajati elahi. Innaka 'ala ma-tasha'-u qadeer wa anta hasbeeya wa na'mal wakeel"

"Oh Allah! I entrust you with what I have read and I have studied. Oh Allah! Bring it back to me when I am in need of it. Oh Allah! You do whatever you wish, you are my availer and protector and the best of aid."

MATRIMONIAL AFFAIRS (i) PROPOSAL OF MARRIAGE

Inspite of growing up to the age of sexual maturity, if a boy or a girl has not received a suitable offer of marriage, recite surah al Ajzab (chapter 33) regularly. Inshallah, soon he or she will be married.

If a gown up girl is not received any offer of marriage recite surah al Mumtahinah (chapter 60) five times daily, Inshallah, soon she will be married.

If a grown up girl is not receiving any offer of marriage recite surah at Taha (chapter 20) and blow breath on a glass of water and let the girl drink it. Inshallah, soon she will be married.

If a grown up girl is not receiving an offer of marriage, recite verse 36 of Yasin 100 times before salat of tehajjud for 40 days, inshallah soon she will be married.

SUBH'AANALLAD'EE KHALAQAL AZWAAJA KULLAHAA MIMMAA TUMBITUL ARZ'U WA MIN ANFUSIHIM WA MIMMAA LAA YA'LAMOON

It is written in Biharul Anwar that to invoke the almighty Allah that a grown up boy or a girl be suitably married carry out the following a'mal of du-a'a of Mashlul

(i) Recite du-a'a al Mashlul (see selected Soorahas and Du-a'as volume one and two) preferably after Fajr salat or any obligatory salat for 40 consecutive days.

(ii) Do not eat animal flesh

(iii) Always remain the state of Ablution

(iv) Wear Ihram dress at the time of reciting the du-a'a

To invoke the almighty Allah that a grown up boy or a girl be suitably married, recite the following du-a'a after giving gifts to the deserving mumin brothers or sisters.

YAA MUSABBIBAL ASBAABI YAA MUFTTIH 'AL ABWAABI YAA MAN H'AYTHU MAA DU-I'YA AJAABA

According to Biharul Anwar to invoke the almighty Allah that a grown up boy or girl be suitably married recite the following du-a'a 100 times daily for 40 consecutive days after any obligatory salat.

SAHLAM BIFAZ "LIKA YAA A'ZEEZ

It is written in Bihar al Anwar that if a grown up girl is not receiving any offer of marriage, her father should pray a 2 rak-at salat (like Fajr salat) on Friday after Jumu-ah prayers and after the salam go into Sajdah and recite surah al Muzzammil (chapter 73) 21 times. Inshallah very soon she will be married to a suitable man.

It is written in Biharul Anwar to write the following portion of verse 132 of at Ta Ha on a paper with the solution of musk, saffron and rose water and bind it as a Ta'wid on the right arm, if a man desires to be married soon. Bind another Ta'wid like above on the right arm of the man or woman who is negotiating the proposal of marriage.

NAH'NU NARZUQUK WAL A'AQIBATU LITTAQWAA

It is written in Kanzul Maknun to write the following du-a'a on a paper like a Ta'wid and bind it on the right arm of the grown up girl who is not receiving any offer of marriage. Inshallah, soon she will be married.

As there is ismi a'z'am in this du-a'a, it should be removed during menses.

YAA NOORA KULLI SHAY-IN WA HUDAAHU ANTALLAD'EE FALAQAZ' Z'ULUMAATI BINOORUHOO

According to Imam Jafar bin Muhammad as Sadiq, it is written in Biharul Anwar, whoever desires to marry should recite the following du-a'a before making a formal request for marriage.

ALLAAHUMMA INNEE UREEDU AN ANTAZAWWAJA FAQADDIR LEE MINAN NISAA-IA'-FIHUNNA FARJAN WA AH'FAZ'IHUNNA LEE FEE NAFSIHAA WA AWSA-I'HUNNA LEE RIZQAN WA A'-Z'AMIHUNNA LEE BARAKATAN FEE NAFSIHAA WA MAALEE FAQADDIR LEE MINHAA WALADAN T'AYYIBAN TAJ-A'LUHOO KHALAFAN S'AALIH'AN FEE H'AYYAATEE WA BA'-DA MAWTEE

It is written in Biharul Anwar that if unmanageable impediments are obstructing your marriage write the following verses (Ta Ha: 131, 132) with saffron and keep it on the body. Inshallah all hindrances will disappear.

WA LAA TAMUDDANNA A'YNAYKA ILAA MAA MATTA'NAA BIHEE AZWAJAM MINHUM ZAHRATAL H'AYAATID DUNYAA LINAFTINAHUM FEEH WA RIZQU RABBIKA KHAYRUW WA ABQAA

WA-MUR AHLAKA BIS-S'ALAATI WAS'T ABIR A'LAYHAA LAA NAS-ALUKA RIZQAA NAH'NU NARZUQUK WAL A'AQIBATU LITTAQWAA.

It is written in Biharul Anwar that Imam Muhammad bin Ali al Baqir said :

"After Nikah (marriage) when the bride and bridegroom come into their house, both should pray a two rakat salat. Then they should say salawat and all those who have come with them should also say salawat and amin. Then the bridegroom should recite the following du-a'a

ALLAAHUMMAR-ZUQNEE ULFATAHAA WA WUDDAHAA WA RIZ'AAHAA WAR-Z'INEE BIHAA WAJMA'BAYNANAA BI-AH'SANIJ - TIMAA-I'NAA AYSARI-TILAAFIN FA-INNAKA TUH'IBBUL H'ALAALA WA TUKRIHUL H'ARAAMA

An Islamic View on Magic

1.Imam Ali Ibn abi Talib said : Whoso keep the following du-a'a written on skin of a deer, shall remain safe from the influence of any magic.

BISMILLAAHI WA BILLAAHI BISMILLAAHI WA MAA SHAAA-ALLAAHU BISMILLAAHI WA LAA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAAH QAALA MOOSAA MAA JI-TUM BIHIS SIH'R INNALLAAHA SAYUBT'ILUH INNALLAAHA LAA YUS'LIH'U A'MALAL MUFSIDEEN FAWAQA-A'L H'AQQU WA BAT'ALA MAA KANOO YA'-MALOON FAGHULIBOO HUNAA LIKA WANQALABOO S'AAGHIREEN

[In the name of Allah and with Allah: in the name of Allah-that which Allah wills (takes place); in the name of Allah- there is no power nor strength save with Allah. Musa said : What you have brought is sorcery; verily Allah will soon make it vain: verily Allah does not put in order the work of the mischief-makers.

Thus the truth was established, and what they were doing was made vain.So there and then (Firawn and his enchanters) were defeated and made to look small, humiliated]

2.Recite the following du-a'a to cure headache and remove the evil effects of black magic When recited for headache blow the breach on the forehead after recitation.

A-O'OD'U BI-I'ZZATILLAAHI WA QUDRATILLAAHI WA QUWWATILLAAHI WA A'Z'MATILLAAHI WA BURHAANILLLAAHI WA SULT'AANILLAAHI WA KANAFILLAAHI WA JAWAARILLAAHI WA AMAANILLAAHI WA H'IRZILLAAHI WA S'UN-ILLAAHI WA KIBRIYAA-ILLAAHI WA NAZ'ARILLAAHI WA BAHAA-ILLAAHI WA JALAALILLAAHI WA KAMAALILLAAHI WA JAMAALILLAAHI LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAHU MUH'AMMADUN RASOOLULLAAHI MIN SHARRI MA AJIDU

[I take refuge (to seek protection from the evil threatening me) with the might of Allah, the power of Allah, the strength of Allah, the greatness of Allah, the demonstration of Allah, the sovereignty of Allah, the assistance of Allah, the security of Allah, the amnesty of Allah, the shield of Allah, the kindness of Allah, the pride of Allah, the attention of Allah, the beauty of Allah, the grandeur of Allah, the perfection of Allah-there is no god save Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah]

3.Recite the following dua'a to remain safe from the evil of shaytan, genie, and wicked person.

LAA ILAAHA ILLAA HUWA A'LAYHI TAWAKKALTU WA HUWA RABBUL A'RSHIL A'Z'EEM MAA SHAA-ALLAAHU KAANA WA MAA LAM YASHAA LAM YAKUN ASHHADU ANNALLAAHA A'LAA KULLI SHAY-IN QADEER WA ANNALLAAHA QAD AH'AAT'A BIKULLI SHAY-IN ILMAA ALLAAHUMMA INNEE A-O'OD'U BIKA MIN SHARRI NAFSEE WA MIN SHARRI KULLI DAABBATIN ANTA AAKHID'UM BINAAS'IYATIHAA INNA RABBEE A'LAA S'IRAAT'IM MUSTAQEEM

[There is no god save He. I rely on Him. He is the Lord of the great a'rsh. What He wills takes place; and what He does not will does not take place. I bear witness that, verily, Allah, has power over all things: and, verily, Allah encompasses every thing in (His) knowledge, O my Allah, I seek refuge with You from the evil inside me and from the evil of every creature whom You seizes with its forelock. Verily my lord is on the right path]

4.The Holy Prophet said : To keep the devils at bay and to destroy the effects of magic recite verses 54 to 56 of Al Araf.

INNA RABBAKUMULLAAHUL LAD'EE KHALAQAS SAMAAWAATI WAL ARZ'A FEE SITTATI AYYAAMIN THUMAS-TAWAA A'LAL A'RSH YUGHSHIL LAYLAN NAHAARA YAT'LUBUHOO H'ATHEETHAW WASH SHAMSA WAL QAMARA WAN NAJOOMA MUSAKHKHARAATIM BI AMRIH ALAA LAHUL KHALQU WAL AMR

TABAARAKALLAAHU RABBUL A'ALAMEEN UD-O'O RABBAKUM TAZ'ARRU-A'W WA KHUFYAH INNAHOO LAA YUH'IBBUL MU'TADEEN WA LAA TUFSIDOO FIL ARZ'I BA-DA IS'LAAH'IHAA WAD-O-OHU KHAWFAW WA T'AMA-A'A INNA RAH'MATALLAAHI QAREEBUM MINAL MUH'SINEEN

[Verily your Lord is Allah who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then established Himself on the throne. He draws the night as a veil over the day, which pursues it incessantly; and made the sun and the moon and the stars subservient to His command. Verily, His is the creation and the command. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of the worlds. Call on your Lord humbly and in secret. Verily Allah does not love the transgressors. And do not make mischief in the earth after it has been reformed; and call on Him fearing (His wrath) and longing (his mercy). Verily the mercy of Allah is near to those who do good]

5.Recite verse 35 of al Qasas 7 times after the salat of tahajjud to destroy the effects of witchcraft

QAALA SANASHUDDU A'Z'UDAKA BI-AKHEEKA WA NAJ-A'LU LAKUMAA SULT'AANAN FALAA YAS'ILOONA ILAYKUMAA BI-AAYAATINAAA ANTUMAA WA MANIT TABA-A'KUMAL GHAALIBOON

[(Allah) said : "We will strengthen your arm with your brother and we will give you such authority that they will not be able to touch and of you. With our signs, both of you and your followers shall certainly triumph"]

6.A scholar of Najaf al Ashraf, well versed in ilm jafr (the art of making amulets or charms said to originate with Imam Jafar bin Muhammad as Sadiq, based upon art of divining from certain characters written by Imam Ali ibn abi Talib upon a camel's skin which contains all events, past, present and future) had advised the parents of an insane boy to recite the following du-a'a to remove the effects of witchcraft. They did as advised and their son was fully cured. This du'a' according to the scholar, is also a sure safeguard against witchcraft and sorcery:

ALLAAHUMMA RABBI MOOSAA WA KHAAS'S AHOO BIKALAAMIHEE WA HAAZIMA MAN KAADAHOO BISH'RIHEE BI-A'S'AAHU WA MU-E'EDAHAA BA'DAL A'WDI THU'BAANAN WA MUFSIDA A'MALIS SAAH'IREENA WA MUBT'ILA KAYDI AHLIL FASAADI MAN KAADANEE BISIH'RIN AW BIZ'URRIN A'MADAN AW GHAYRA A'MADIN A'LAMUHOO AW LAA A'LAMUHOO AKHAAFUHOO AW LAA AKHAAFUHOO FAQ-TA'MIN ASBAABIS SAMAAWAATI A'MALAHOO H'ATTAA TURIJ-A'HOO A'NNEE GHAYRA NAAFID'IN WA LAA Z'AARRIN LEE WA LAA SHAMMATIN LEE INNEE ADRA-U BI-A'Z'MATIKA FEE NUH'OORIL A'-DAA-I FAKUN LEE MINHUM MUDAAFI-A'N AH'SANA MUDAAFA-ATAN WA ATAMMAHAA YAA KAREEM

[O my Allah - the Lord of Musa, when He particularly selected to honour him with His spoken words. He routed those who teased Musa with their (tricks of) magic, with the help of his rod (granted to Musa by Allah) . He transformed (the rod) into a serpent. And again brought it back to its original state, after it destroyed the work of the magicians and rendered ineffective the deceit of the mischief makers - whosoever tries to harm me with magic or affliction, intentionally or unintentionally, whether I know about it or not, whether it frightens me or not, cut off his (evil) designs with the help of divine medium, so that it does not reach me and never carried out to hurt me or terrorize me. Verily, I ward off, with the help of your greatness, the threats of my enemies. So protect me with the best protection and make it thoroughly effective. O liberal giver]

7.(i) To render null and void the intensity and evil effects of any kind of witchcraft and evil eye recite 121 times the last part of verse 87 of al Anbiya, after Fajr salat for 40 days.

Recite salawat 15 times then say : LAA ILAAHA ILLAAA ANTA SUBH'AANAKA INNEE KUNTU MINAZ'Z AALIMEEN

(ii) To over come any apparently impossible to manage difficulty recite the above noted verse as directed in (i) and also 730 times after praying a 2 rak-at salat after midnight with the following acts of self-discipline.

a. Do not eat animal meat

b. Eat any halaal (lawful) food purchased by halal (lawfully earned) money

c.Give alms to the poor.

To render null and void the evil effects of an evil eye recite the following du-a'a

BISMISLLAAHI ARQEEKA/ARQEEKI MIN KULLI SHAY-IN YOO-D'EEKA/YOO - D'EEKI MIN KULLI SHAY-IN WA A'YNIN WA NAFSIN WA H'AASIDIN ALLAAHU YASHFEEKA / YASHFEEKI BISMILLAAHI ARQEEKA / ARQEEKI ALLAAHU AKBARU WA JALLA JALAALUHOO

(Note: Say 'Ka" if the person, for whom you are praying, is a male or "Ki" if female.

[In the name of Allah I give you in protection (of Allah) from every thing that pains you, from every thing and the (evil) eye, self-indulgence and the jealous. In the name of Allah I give you in protection (of Allah) Allah is the greatest, and His might is the mightiest]

8.Imam Ali bin Husayn Zayn al Abidin said : Recite the following du'a'a with raised hands to remain safe from these (jinn or men) who are planning to harm you.

BISMILLAAHI WA BILLAAHI WA MINALLAAHI WA ILALLAAHI WA FEE SABEELILLAAHI ALLAHUMMA LAKA ASLAMTU NAFSEE WA ILAYKA WAJJAHTU WAJHEE WA ILAYKA FAWWAZ'TU AMREE WAH'FIZ'NEE BIH'IFZ'IL BEEMAANI MIN BAYNI YADAYYA WA MIN KHALFEE WA A'N YAMEENEE WA A'N SHIMAALEE WA MIN FAWQEE WA MIN TAH'TEE WAD-FA A'NNEE BIH'AWLIKA WA QUWWATIKA FA-INNAHOO LAA H'AWLA WA LAA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAAHIL A'LIYYIL A'ZEEM

[In the name of Allah, with Allah, from Allah, unto Allah, and in the way of Allah; O Allah, I surrender myself to You, I direct myself towards You, I entrust my affairs to You, so keep me safe, with the preservation of belief, from in front of me, from behind me, from my right side, from my left side, from above me, from below me, and repel (evil) from me with Your strength and power, because, verily, there is no strength and no power save with Allah, the high, the great]

9.The Holy Prophet said : If jinn throw stones at your home, take one of the stones and recite the following du a'a. Inshallah the jinn will go away :

H'ASBIYALLAAHU WA KAFAA SAMI-A'LLAAHU LIMAN DA-A'A LAYSA WARAA - A'LLAAHI MUNTAHAA

[Allah is sufficient and satisfying for me. Allah hears (the call of) whosoever calls (Him). There is no one (and nothing) as the ultimate save Allah]

10. It is written in Kanzul Maknun that the blood of man can be congealed by sorcery, so as to render him incapable of sleeping with any woman.

Do the following a'mal to repel the evil. Boil 3 eggs of hen, and remove their shells

(i) write verse 71 of al Khaf with saffron on the egg and give it to the man to eat it.

FANT'ALAAQAA H'ATTAAA ID'AA RAKIBAA FIS SAFEENATI KHARAQAHAA QAALA A-KHARAQTAHAA LITUGHRIQA AHLAHAA LAQAD JI-TA SHAY-IN IMRAA

[Then they went their way till they embarked in a boat in which he made a hole (and Musa) said; you have made a hole in it to down its passengers. Verily you have done a strange thing]

(ii) Write verse 30 of al Anbiya with saffron on the second egg and give it to the man to eat it.

AWALAM YARALLAD'EENA KAFAROOO ANNAS SAMAAWAATI WAL ARZ'A KAANATAA RATQAN FAFATAQNAAHUMAA WA JA-A'LNAA MINAL MAAA-I KULLA SHAY-IN H'AYY AFALAA YOOMINOON

[Have not those who disbelieve seen that the heavens and the earth were closed up, and that We clove them as under? Out of water we made all things alive. Will they not then believe.]

(iii) Write verse 29 of al Fath with saffron on the third egg and give it to the man to eat it.

MUH'AMMADUR RASOOLULLAAH WALLAD'EENA MA-A'HOOD ASHIDDAAA-U A'LAL KUFFAARI RUH'AMAA-U BAYNAHUM TARAAHUM RUKKA-A'N SUJJADAY YABTAGHOONA FAZ'LAM MINALLAAHI WA RIZ'WAANA SEEMAAHUM FEE WUJOOHIHIM MIN ATHARIS SUJOOD

D'AALIKA MATHALUHUM FIT TAWRAATI WA MATHALUHUM FIL INJEEL FAZAR-I'N AKHRAJA SHAT AHOO FA-AAZARAHOO FASTGHLAZ'A FASTAWAA A'LAA SOOQIHEE YU'JIBUZ ZURRAA-A LIYAGHEEZ'A BIHIMUL KUFFAAR WA-A'DALLAAHUL LAD'EENA AAMANOO WA A'MILUS S'AALIH'AATI MINHUM MAGHFIRATAW WA AJRAN A'Z'EEMAA

[Muhammad is the messenger of Allah: and those who are with him are severe against infidels but compassionate among themselves. You see them bowing and prostrating, seeking His grace and pleasure. Their mark is on their faces (foreheads) from the effect of prostrations. Their description in the Tawrat, and their description in the Injil, is like a seed that sends out a stalk, then strengthens it, and it becomes stout and rises firm on its stem, delighting the sowers, in order to fill the disbelievers with rage. Allah has promised those who believe and do good deeds forgiveness and a great recompense.]

OR

(i) Write verse 47 of Ad'D'ariyat on an olive leaf and let the man eat it

WAS SAMAAA-A BANAYNAAHAA BI-AYDIW WA INAA LAMOOSI-O'ON

[We built the heavens with might, and verily We are the Lord of power and expanse

(ii) Write verse 48 of ad' D'ariyat on another olive leaf and his wife should eat it

WAL ARZ'A FARASHNAAHAA FANI'-MAL MAAHIDOON

[We spread the earth (like a carpet) - an excellent spreader (We are)]

write the following prayer on the skin of a deer and keep it on the body. Inshallah, it will protect you from troubles, difficulties and misfortunes.

BISMILLAAHI ASTAR-E'EKA RABBAKA WA A-O'OD'U BIKA BIL WAAH'IDI MIN SHARRI KULLI H'AASIDIN QAA-IMIN AW QAA-I'DIN WA KULLI KHALQIN RAA-IDIN FEE TURUQIL MAWAARI WA AN AA YAZ'URRUKA FEE YA'QZ'ATIN WA LAA MANAAMIN WA LAA FEE Z'A-NIN WA LAA FEE MAQAAMIN MAA ABQAYTIL LAYAALIYA WA AAKHIRAL AYYAAMI YADULLAAHI FAWQA AYDEEHIM WA H'IJAABULLAHI FAWQA A'ADIYATIHIM

[In the name of Allah. I give you in the custody of your Lord; I give you in the protection of He (who will keep you safe) from the evil of whosoever envies you, be he standing or sitting, from (the evil of) every creature lying in wait at the turn of any road, so that he may neither harm you in wakefulness, nor in sleep, nor while walking nor at the destination, as long as nights and days follow each other. The hand of Allah may restrain their hands and the protection of Allah may over power their hostility.]

Recite the following du'a'a

ALLAAHUMMA INEE AS-ALUKA BIH'AQQI MUH'AMMADIN WA AALI MUHAMMADIN AN TUS'ALLIYA A'LAA MUH'AMMADIN WA AALI MUH'AMMADIN WA AN TUNJIYANEE

Recite the following prayer after every obligatory salat to cure any type of pain or illness

ILAAHEE KULLAMAA AN-AMTA A'LAYYA NI-MATAN QALLA LAKA I'NDAHAA SHUKREE WA KULLAMAB-TALAYTANEE BI-BALIYYATIN QALLA LAKA I'NDAHAA S'ABREE FAYAA MAN QALLA SHUKREE I'NDA NI'-MATIN FALAM YAH'RIMNEE WA YAA MAN QALLA S'ABREE I'NDA BALIYYATIN FALAM YAKHD'ULNEE WA YAA MAN RAANEE A'LAL MA-A'AS'EE FALAM YAFZ'AH'NEE WA YAA MAN RAANEE A'LAL KHAT'AAYAA FALAM YA'QIBNEE A'LAYHAA S'ALLI A'LAA MUH'AMMADIN WA AALI MUH'AMMADIN WAGHFIR LEE D'ANBEE WASHFINEE MIN MARAZ'EE INNAKA A'LAA KULLI SHAY-IN QADEER

[O my Allah, I beseech You in the name of the rights of Muhammad and the children of Muhammad to send blessings on Muhammad and on the children of Muhammad and free me (from whatever affliction that has surrounded me)]

[O my God; when you gave me any bounty, I did not thank you as I should have; whenever You tested me with a trial I did not manage it with the patience I should have.

O He who did not deprive me of (favour) inspite of my too little thanks. O He who did not withhold assistance inspite of my very deficient self control. O He who saw my wrongdoings yet did not disgrace me: O He who saw my shortcomings yet did not punish me; send blessings on Muhammad and on the children of Muhammad, forgive my sins, cure my diseases; verily, You have power over all things.]

recite the following prayer after every obligatory salat to driver away misfortunes and afflictions.

YAA H'AYYU YAA QAYYOOM BIRAH'MATIKAS-TAGHEETHU FA-AGHITHNEE WA LAA TAKILNEE ILAA NAFSEE TURFATA A'YNIN ABADAN WA AS'LIH LEE SHAANEE KULLAHOO

[O Ever living, O self-subsisting, I beseech (You) in the name of Your mercy to help me. So help me and do not leave me to myself even for the flash of an eye(without you being with me), and look after properly all my affairs.]

TAWID OF IMAM HASAN BIN ALI

Whosoever recites the following prayer after every obligatory salat, or keeps its written text on the body, inshallah, he, his family and property will remain safe under the divine protection.

U-E'EDU NAFSEE WA D'URRIYYATEE WA AHLA BAYTEE WA MAALEE BIKALIMATILLAAHIT

TAAAMMATI MIN KULLI SHAYT'AANIN WA HAAMMATIN WA MIN KULLI A'YNIN LAAMMATIN

[I put myself, my children, my family, my property under (Allah's protection ) in the name of Allah's perfected words, from all devils, poisonous animals, and from every evil eye.]

If you want to seek divine favour and guidance before doing or undertaking any work there are a few procedures, given in the following dua'a as known as istikharah.

Shaykh al Tusi has advised the seeker of istikhara to have a bath pray a 2 rakat salat and after the salam go into sajdah and recite 3 times :

ASTAKHEERULLAAHA FEE JAMEE-I UMOOREE KULLIHAA KHIYARATAN FEE AA'AFIYATIN

After reciting the du-a'a do what you feel just and suitable.

DUA'A 5

It is reported that Imam Sahib al Zaman has advised the believers to seek istikhara as under :

(i) keep in mind the task with the intention of doing it.

(ii) recite salawat 3 tinmes.

ALLAAHUMMA S'ALLI A'LAA MUH'AMMADIN WA AALI MUHA'AMMAD

(iii) hold a rosary(trasbih) at any place in your left hand anf from there with the right hand, start moving two beads at a time. If only one bead remains in the end do what you want to do and if two beads are left do not do it. Doing or not doing is optional not compulsory.

DUA'A 6

Refer to du-a'a 5 and do as under:

(i) keep in mind the task with the intention of not doing it

(ii) recite salawat as given in (ii) of du-a'a 5

(iii) do as advised in (iii) of du-a'a but if two beads are left in the end the work has to be done. It becomes obligatory to carry it out, otherwise there is every likelihood of loss and deprivation.

DUA'A 7

We give below the method of istikhara recommended by Imam Jafar bin Muhammad as Sadiq :

Perform Wudu (ablution) or after praying any salat, sit facing qiblah and recite :

(i)Al Fatihaha (Once)

(ii) Al Ikhlas (3 times)

(iii) Salawat (15 times)

(iv) Recite the following dua :

ALLAAHUMMA INNE AS-ALUKA BIH'AQQIL H'USAYNI WA JADDIHEE WA ABEEHI WA AKHEEHI WA UMMIHEE WAL A-IMMATI MIN D'URRIYYATIHEE AN TUS'ALLIYA A'LAA MUH'AMMADIN WA AALI MUH'AMMADIN WA AN TAJ-A'LA LIYAL KHIYARATA FEE HADD'IHIS SABH'ATI WA AN TURIYANEE MAA HUWAL ASLAH'U LEE FEE DEENEE WA DUNYAAYA ALLAAHUMMA IN KAANA AS'LAH'U FEE DEENEE WA DUNYAAYA FI-A'LA MAA ANAA A'AZIMUN A'LAYHI FAAMURNEE WA ILLAA FANHANEE INNAKA A'LAA KULLI SHAY-IN QADEER.

(v) now hold the rosary in your left hand at any place and start moving one bead at a time with your right hand and say

SUBH'AANALLAAH, ALH'AMDULILLAH, LA ILAAHA ILLALLAAH on three heads one by one, continue it till you reach the end. If the last bead ends with SUBH'AANALLAAH it means 'neither good nor bad". If it ends with ALH'AAMDULILLAAH IT MEANS GOOD. And if it ends with LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAH it means do not do it.

DUA'A 8

Given below is the method of seeking istikhara from the holy quaran recommended by the Propher

(i) Recite al Ikhlas 3 times

(ii) recite salawat at 3 times

(iii) then say:

ALLAAHUMMA INNEE TAFAA-ALTU BIKITAABIKA WA TAWAKKALTU A'LAYKA FA-ARINEE MIN KITAABIKA MAA HUWA MAKTOOBUN MIN SIRRIKAL MAKANOONI FEE GHAYBIKA

(iv) Open the Holy Quran and derive the indication from the first line of right hand page.

DUA'A 9

Given below is the method of seeking istikhara from the Holi Quran recommended by Imam Jafar bin Muhammad al Sadiq.

(i) Say BISMILLAAHIR RAH'MAANIR RAH'EEM

(ii) Say :

IN KAANA FEE QAZ'AA-IKA WA QADARIKA AN TAMUNNA A'LAA SHI-ATI AALI MUH'AMMADIN A'LAYHIMUS SALAAMU BIFARAJI WALIYYIKA WA H'UJJATIKA A'LAA KHALQIKA FA-AKHRU ILAYNAA AAYATAN MIN KITAABIKA NASTADILLU BIHA A'LAA D'AALIKA

Write surah al Waqi-ah (chapter 56) with saffron and tie it as a ta'wid to keep the child safe from misfortune, accident or mischief.

Write surah al Balad (chapter 90) with saffron and tie it as a taw'id to keep the child safe from the evil of genie or an evil eye.

To keep safe the child from early untimely death the child or the mother should wear a ta'wid (Bismillaahir rah'maanir rah'eeem) written one hundred and sixty time on the hide of a deer, a sheep, or on a piece of paper.

To keep safe the child from early untimely death the father or the mother should recite surah al Muzzammil (chapter 73) 7 times and every time, should blow the breath through the palm of the right hand on a betal nut and put it around the neck of the child as a tawid.

According to Imam Jafar bin Muhammad as Sadiq recite the following du-a'a at the time of circumcision.

ALLAAHUMMA HAAD'IHEE SUNNATUKA WA SUNNATU NABIYYIKA S'ALAWAATUKA A'LAYHI WA AALIHEE ITTIBAA-A'N MINNA LAKA WA LINABIYYIKA BIMASHIYYATIKA WA BI-IRAADATIKA WA QAZ'AA-IKA LI-AMRIN ARADATTAHOO WA QAZ-AA -IN H'ATAMTAHOO WA AMRIN ANFAD'TAHOO AD'AQTAHOO H'ARRAL HA'DEEDI FEE KHITAANIHEE WA H'IJAAMATIHEE BI-AMRIN ANTA A'-RAFU BIHEE MINNAA ALLAAHUMMA FAT'AHHIRHU AMINAD D'UNOOBI FAZID FEE U'MRIHEE WAD-FA-I'L AAFAATI AM BADANIHEE WAL AWJAA-A A'N JISMIHEE WAD-FA A'NHUL FAQRA FA INNAKA TA'LAMU WA NAH'NU LAA NA'-LAMU

According to Imam Jafar bin Muhammad as Sadiq recite either of the following du'a'a at the time of slaughtering the animal for aqiqah (The ceremony of shaving the hair of an infant on the sixth day after birth)

If the child is a female say words in brackets :

BISMILLAAHI WA BILLAAHI ALLAAHUMMA HAAD'IHEE A'QEEQATUN A'N (mention the name of the child with father's name) LAH'MUHAA BILAH'MIHEE (BILAH'MIHAA) WA DAMUHAA BIDAMIHEE (BIDAMIHAA) WA A'Z'MUHAA BI-A'Z'MIHEE (BIA'Z'MIHAA) ALLAAHUMMAJ-A'LHAA WIQAA -AN LAHOO (LAHAA) BI-AALI MUH'AMMADIN S'ALLALLAAHU A'LAYHI WA AALIHEE WA SALLAM

(ii) BISMILLAAHI WA BILLAAHI WALH'AMDU LILLAAHI WALLAAHU AKBAR EEMAANAN BILLAAHI WA THANAA-AN A'LAA RASOOLILLAAHI S'ALLALLAAHU A'LAYHI WA AALIHEE WAL A'S'MATU LI-AMRIHEE WASH SHUKRU LIRIZQIHEE WAL MA-RIFATU BIFAZ LIHEE A'LAYNAA AHLIL BAYTI

Recite the following if the child is male :

ALLAAHUMMA INNKA WAHABTA LANAA D'AKARAN WA ANTA A'-LAMU BIMAA WAHABTA WA MINKA MAA A'T'AYTA WA KULLAMAA S'ANA -TA FATAQABBAALHU MINAA A'LAA SUNNATIKA WA SUNNATI NABIYYIKA WA RASOOLIKA S'ALLALLAAHU A'LAYHI WA AALIHEE WAKH-SA A'NNASH SHAYT'AANAR RAJEEMA LAKA SAFAKTUD DIMAA-A LAA SHAREEKA LAKA ALLAAHUMMA WAL H'AMDU LILLAAHI RABBIL A'ALAMEEN ALLAAHUMMA LAH'MUHAA BILAH'MIHEE WA DAMUHAA BIDAMIHEE WA A'Z'MUHAA BI-A'Z'MIHEE WA SHA'RUHAA BISHA - RIHEE WA JILDUHAA BIJILDIHEE ALLAAHUMMAJ-A'LHU FIDAA-AN

To keep safe the child from teething troubles write surah al Qaf (chapter 50) with saffron, wash it with pure water, and then wash the mouth of the child with it.

To accustom the child to nourishment other than the mother's milk write verse 14 of Luqman on a piece of paper and put it around the neck of the child as a ta'wid.

WA WAS'S'AYNAL INSAANA BIWAALIDAYH H'AMALAT-HU UMMUHOO WAHNAN A'LAA WAHNIW WA FIS'AALUHOO FEE A'AMAYNI ANISH-KUR LEE WA LIWAALIDAYK ILAYYAL MAS'EER

If a child has developed the habit of eating things (earth etc) which he or she should not, write verse 53 and 54 of as Saba on a piece of paper and put it as a ta'wid around the neck of the child to stop the habit of eating harmful things.

WA QAD KAFAROO BIHEE MIN QABL WA YAQD'IFOONA BILGHAYBI MIM MAKAANIM BA-EED. WA H'EELA BAYNAHUM WA BAYNA MAA YASHTAHOONA KAMAA FU-I'LA BI-ASHYAA-IHIM MIN QABL INNAHUM KANOO FEE SHAKKIM MUREEB

If a child weeps and weeps, write verses 108 and 112 of surah Ta Ha on the hide of a deer and put it as a ta'wid around the neck of the child to stop the non stop weeping.

YAWMA-ID'IY YATTABI - O'ONAD DAA-I'YA LAA I'WAJA LAH WA KHASHA-ATIL AS'WAATU LIRRAH'MAANI FALAA TASMA-U' ILLAA HAMSAA YAWMA-ID'IL LAA TANFA-U'SH SHAFAA-A'TU ILLAA MAN AD'INA LAHUR RAH'MAANU WA RAZ'IYA LAHOO QAWLAA

YA'-LAMU MAA BAYNA AYDEEHIM WA MAA KHALFAHUM WA LAA YUH'EET'OONA BIHEE I'LMAA WA A'NATIL WUJOOHU LILH'AYYIL QAYYOOM WA QAD KHAABA MAN H'AMALA Z'ULMAA WA MAY YA'MAL MINAS S'AALIH 'AATI WA HUWA MOOMINUN FALAA YAKHAAFU Z'ULMAW WA LAA HAZ'MAA.

As soon as a child begins to disobey recite surah Shu-ara (chapter 26) 7 times or recite surah Ahzab (chapter 33)once and every time blow breath towards the child. Inshallah, the child shall start to obey and follow the elders.

If a child, while growing up, shows signs of disobeying the elders, recite the following portion of verse 15 of Ahqaf 7 times after every wajib salat, keeping in mind the aggressive child.

RABBI AS'LIH LEE FEE D'URRIYYATEE INNEE TUBTU ILAYKA WA INNEE MINAL MUSLIMEEN

To increase milk of the mother write surah al Hijr (chapter 15) or surah Ya Sin (chapter 36) with solution of saffron and rose water, wash it with pure water and give it to the mother to drink.

Or

Write verse 21 of al Muminun as described above and give it to the mother to drink.

WA INNA LAKUM FIL AN-A'AMI LA-IBRAH NUSQEEKUM MIMMAA FEE BUT'OONIHAA WA LAKUM FEEHAA MANAAFI-U KATHEERATUW WA MINHAA TAAKULOON.

To increase milk of the mother:

(i) write verses 8 and 9 of ar Rad on a piece of paper and bind it as a ta'wid on the right arm of the mother.

(ii) and write them again with saffron on a china plate, wash it with pure water and give it to the mother to drink.

ALLAAHU YA'-LAMU MAA GTAH'MILU KULLU UNTHAA WA MAA TAGHEEZ'UL ARH'AAMU WA MAA TAZDAAD WA KULLU SHAY-IN I'NDAHOO BIMIQDAAR A'ALIMUL GHAYBI WASH SHAHAADATIL KAAABEERUL MUTA-A'AL

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. O Allah, I beg to request You that I have no knowledge of the estuaries of my provisions and I no doubt seek it because of the uncertainties springing in my heart so I hustle about in the cities in seeking it. I be therein like a confounded seeker, not knowing either it is in plains or is it in mountains, either in the land or in the rivers, yonder anyone or before anyone, and I do know that You have its knowledge, its means at Your hands and You are the one awarding it by Your favor and executing it by Your favor. O Allah, peace be on Hazrat Mohammed (S.A.W.) and his sacred progeny, and favor me, O Lord, ever magnifying provisions, its seeking easier and its attainment nearer, and not strain me from tapping sources having no provisions therein for me. And You are over and above straining me, and I a beggar of Your favor, and peace be on Mohammed (S.A.W.) and his sacred progeny, and ameliorate me by Your favors. Verily You have abundant favors.

The translation is by Mohamed Amir Hyder Khan.

The booklet is published and compiled by Yousuf N. Lalljee in Bombay and printed by G. N. Shembekar in Bombay.

Dua-E-Mashlool Prayer Of The Paralytic The effective prayer is undoubtedly an inspired work. Any one who is acquainted with the soul-stirring experience of great religious thoughts cannot help seeing in these immortal words of Hazrat Ali (as) the dazzling light of Universal Truth. Imam Husain (as) related that once on a cold, wintry night he accompanied his father Hazrat Ali (as) to the Sacred Mosque of the Kaaba and performed the circumambulations. The night was pitch dark and there was no one there except his father and himself. Every one was asleep. Presently, they heard a mournful voice of some one reciting the following poem: " O Thou that answereth the prayers of the disconsolate in the depth of darkness; O Thou that wardeth off the baneful influences of calamities and diseases. Lo, those who surrounded the Kaaba sleep and wake up; But Thou, Exalted be thy Name, never sleepest. Forgive me by the Grace of Thy Bounty and Thy Mercy. O Though towards whom all creation bows down in this Sanctuaary! If Thy Mercy be not such as giveth hope to the transgressors, Then who is there to take pity on the sinners by His Bounty?" Imam Husain (as) related the rest of the story: My father sent me towards the man who was reciting these lines of poetry and I brought him with me into his presence. Hazrat Ali (as) asked his name and he said, "My name is Manzil Ibn Lahiq. In my youth I was persisting in sin, while my father used to guide me towards repentance. But I heeded him not. Instead of listening to him I used to beat him. Now it came to pass that my father had kept some money hidden away from me. One day I found it and was going out with the money, to spend it on my follies, when he stopped me and tried to take it away from me, but I twisted his wrist and ran away with the money. Thereupon my father kept a fast and went and performed the rites of the Sacred Mosque. Then he lifted up his hands and prayed that God may inflict upon me the disease of paralysis. Hardly had he done so when I was struck with paralysis and my father went back to his home. I then besought my father to pray for my recovery in the same place where he had prayed for my affliction. My father, in his infinite love and kindness, granted my request and we both set out towards Mecca, but as my ill-luck would have it, on the way thither my father's camel suddenly took fright and he was thrown from its back and killed in a moment. Now I am left to spend the rest of my days in this condition, helpless and forlorn, and people taunt me, saying that I am being punished for courting my father's displeasure." On hearing the sad tale, Hazrat Ali (as) was moved by pity and compassion and taught him the following prayer and said: "Perform the ablutions and recite this prayer tonight". He did so, and the effect was miraculous! Next morning when he came to my father, he was perfectly cured and carried the text of the prayer in his right hand and exclaimed, "Really this prayer is the 'Isme Azam' because when I lifted up my hands and read this dua several times, a deep sleep fell upon me and I dreamt that the Holy Prophet MOhamed (pbuh&hf) came and massaged my body with his own hands.

When I woke up, I found that the illness had completely departed from me. May God reward thee, O Amir ul Momineen (as) for this miraculous prayer." In view of the above mentioned incident, this dua is called prayer of the paralytic. Imam Husain (as) continues to state that this dua contains the Isme Azam. Whoever recites it will be relieved of sorrow; cured of illness; his debts will be paid up; his poverty will be changed to prosperity; his sins forgiven; his defects hidden; and he shall be granted safety and security from all evil, whether from Satan or from any worldly potentate, and if any of God's obedient servants recite this prayer, the mountains can be moved from their place; the dead can be restored to life and water can be turned into ice thereby. Hence this prayer has come to us as a source of rejoicing and I (the translator, I think) have learnt it from my father. Imam Husain (as) further directs that this prayer should never be recited in a state of impurity or pollution. This prayer is also referred to as "Dua-e-Khizr". The Prayer 1 O Allah, I beseech Thee with (the help of) Thy Name; -- (with the help of ) the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Benign (Beneficient?). 2 O Lord of Majesty and Generosity; O Living; O Self-Subsisting, O Ever-living, there is no God but Thou. 3 O Thou that art "He" of whom no one knoweth what "He" is, nor how "He" is, nor where "He" is, except "He." 4 O Lord of the Great Kingdom and Supremacy. O Lord of Honour and Omnipotence: O Sovereign Lord, O Holy One! O Peace; O Keeper of Faith; O Guardian O Revered One; O Compeller; O Superb.* * Surah 59 verse 23 5 O Creator; O Maker of all things from nothing;* *Surah 59 verse 24 O Artist; O Beneficient; O Administrator; O Severe (in wrath); O Inventor; O Restorer; O Originator; O Most Loving: O Praised; O Adored. 6 O Thou that art distant yet near; O Answerer of prayer; O Observer (of all deeds); O Reckoner. 7 O Innovator; O Exalted; O Unassailable; O Hearer. 8 O Knower; O Wise; O Bountiful; O Forbearing; O Eternal; O Lofty; O Great. 9 O most Compassionate; O Giver of all good; O most perfect Requiter of good and evil; O Thou whose help is sought for. 10 O Majestic; O Glorious; O Trusted; O Guardian; O Alleviator of suffering; O Fulfiller of hopes; O Guide; O Magnanimous. 11 O Giver of guidance; O Commencer; O First; O Last; O Evident; O Hidden. 12 O Established; O Everlasting; O Knowing; O Ruler; O Dispenser of justice; O Equitable; O Thou that disjoineth and uniteth; O Pure; O Purifier; O Powerful; O Almighty; O Great; O Magnificent. 13 O One; O Matchless; O Eternal; O Absolute; O Thou that bareth none and is born of none; nor is there equal to Thee anyone (Vide Surah 112) nor hath Thee any spouse; nor any bearer of Thy burden; nor any consultant to give Thee advice; not does Thou need any supporter; nor is there with Thou any other deity; There is no God but Thou, and Thou art far exalted with great excelence above all that which the unjust folk do say concerning Thee. 14 O High and Lofty; O most Glorious; 15 O Opener; O Diffuser of fragrance; O Tolerant; 16 O Helper; O Victorious; O Overtaker; O Destroyer; O Avenger; O Resurrector; O Inheritor; O Seeker; O Conquerer; O Thou from Whom no fugitive can escape. 17 O Acceptor of repentance; O Ever-forgiving; O Great Bestower; O Causer of all causes; O Opener of doors (of relief and salvation); O Thou that answerest howsoever Thou art invoked. 18 O Purifier; O Giver of manifold rewards; O Excuser; O Pardoner; O Light of all lights; O Director of all affairs. 19 O Ever Blissful; O All-Aware; O Protector; O Lumnious (Luminous?); O Seer; O Supporter; O Great. 20 O Lone; O Unique; O Everlasting; O Upholder; O Eternal and Absolute. 21 O Sufficer; O Healer; O Fulfiller of promises; O Deliver. 22 O Benefactor; O Beautifier; O Bestower of grace; O Grantor of favors; O Gracious; O Peerless. 23 O Thou that being Exalted overwhelmest; O Thou that being Master of all hast absolute power; O Thou, who being hidden art well informed; O Thou that being disobeyed forgiveth; O Thou Whom no thought can fully comprehend; nor sight perceive nor from whom any impression is hidden, O Nourisher of Mankind; O Ordainer of every destiny. 24 O Thou of Exalted position; O Thou Formidable in Thy foundations; O Changer of times; O Acceptor of sacrifice; O Thou full of favors and benefactions; O Lord of Honor and Supremacy; O All Merciful; O most Compassionate; O Thou that has each day a distinctive Glory while no aspect of Thy Glory is erased by the prominence of another aspect. O Thou that art present in every place. 25 O Hearer of all voices; O Answerer of prayers; O Giver of success in all requirements; O Fulfiller of all needs; O Bestower of blessings; O Thou that taketh pity on our tears. O Thou that raiseth from the pitfalls; O Thou that relieveth agonies; O thou that art the Cherisher of good deeds. O Thou that raiseth men in rank and degree; O Thou that accedeth to requests; O Thou that bringeth the dead to life; O Thou that gathereth together that which is scattered. O Thou that art informed of all intentions; O Thou that restoreth that which has been lost; O Thou that art not confused by a multiplicity of voices; O Thou that art not harassed by a multitude of petitions; and Whom no darkness can hide of cover; O Light of heaven and earth. 26 O Perfector of blessings; O Averter of calamaties; O Producer of zephyrs; O Gatherer of nations; O Healer of disease; O Creator of light and darkness; O Lord of generosity and munificence; O Thou (on) whose throne no one can set foot! (sura al araf verse 45) 27 O Thou more generous than the most generous; O Thou more munificent than the most munificent; O Thou most keen of hearing than the most keen of hearing; O Thou more keen of vision than the most perceiving; O Protecting neighbor of those that seek They neighborhood. O Refuge of the fearful; O Patron of the faithful; O Helper of those that seek Thy help; O ultimate Goal of those that aspire. 28

O Companion of all strangers; O Friend of all the lonely ones; O Refuge of all outcasts; O Retreat of all persecuted ones; O Guardian of all those who stry. 29 O Thou that takest pity on the aged and decrepit; O Thou that nourisheth the little baby; O Thou that joineth together broken ones; O Liberator of all prisoners; O Enricher of the miserable poor; O Protector of the frightened refugees; O Thou for Whom alone are both destiny and disposal; O Thou for Whom all dificult things are simple and easy; O Thou that doth not need any explanation. O Thou Mighty over all things; O Thou Knower of all things. O Thou Seer of all things. 30 O Thou that maketh breezes blow; O Thou that cleaveth the day-break; O Reviver of the spirits; O Lord of Generosity and Clemency; O Thou in Whose hands are all keys. 31 O Hearer of all voices; O Thou earlier in time than all that have passed away; O Giver of life to every soul after death. 32 O my Means of defense in confronting hardships; O my Guardian in strange lands; O my Friend in my loneliness; O my Master in my bliss; O my Refuge at the time when the journey doth tire me out and my kinsfolk hand me over to my foes and all my comrades forsake me. 33 O Supporter of those who have no support; O Guarantor of those who have no guarantee; O Wealth of those who have no wealth; O Means of those who have no strength; O Refuge of those who have no refuge; O Treasure of those who have no treasure; O Helper of those who have no helper; O Neighbor of those who have no neighbor. 34 O my Neighbor that art adjacent; O my Support that art firm; O my God that art worshipped by virtue of positive knowledge (Belief in God must be Conviction not by blind following.); O lord of the Ancient House (the Ka'ba); O Thou full of loving and kindness; O nearest Friend. 35 Liberate me from the choking fetters, Remove from me all sorrow, suffering and grief, Protect me from the evil that I am unable to bear, and help me in that which I am unable to do. 36 O Thou that didst restore Joseph unto Jacob (12:99); O Thou that didst cure Job of his malady (21:84); O Thou that didst forgive the fault of David (38:26); O Thou that didst lift up Jesus and saved him from the clutches of the Jews (4:157-158); O Thou that didst answer the prayer of Jonah from the darkness (21:87-88); O Thou that didst choose Moses by means of Thine inspired words (19:51-52); O Thou that didst forgive the omission of Adam (2:37) and lifted up Idris to an exalted station by Thy mercy (19:56-57); O Thou that didst save Noah from drowning (21:76); O Thou that didst destroy the former tribe of Ad and then Thamud, so that no trade of them remained, and destroyed the people of Noah aforetime, for verily they were the most unjust and most rebellious; and overturned the ruined and deserted towns; (53:50-53); O Thou that destroyed the people of Lot (26:172); and annihilated the people of Sho'aib (26:189); O Thou that chose Abraham as a friend (4:125); O Thou that chose Moses as one spoken unto (4:164); and chose Muhammed (Thy blessings be upon him and his Progeny) as Thy Beloved; O Thou that gavest unto Luqman wisdom (31:12); and bestowed upon Solomon a kingdom the like of which shall not be merited by anyone after him (38:37); O Thou that didst afford succour unto the two-horned one against the mighty tyrants (18:84-98); O Thou that didst grant unto Khizr immortality (18:66-83); and brought back for Joshua, the son of Nun, the sun after it had set (18:59-65); O Thou that gave solace unto the heart of Moses' mother (20:40); and protected the chastity of Mary, the daughter of Imran (19:16-34); O Thou that didst fortify John, the Son of Zacharias against sin (19:12-15); and abated the wrath for Moses (8:150-151); O Thou that gave glad tidings of (the Birth of) john unto Zacharias (19:7); O Thou that saved Ishmael from slaughter by substituting for him the Great Sacrifice (37:102-107); O Thou that didst accept the offering of Abel and placed the curse upon Cain (5:27-30) O Subcuer of the alien hordes for Muhammad - the blessings of Allah be upon him and his Progeny - bestow Thy blessings upon Muhammad and his Progeny and upon all Thy Messengers and upon the Angels that are near Thee and upon all Thine obedient servants. 37

And I beg of Thee all the requests which anyone has begged of Thee with whom Thou has been pleased and unto whom Thou has assured the granting thereof, O Allah, O Allah, O Allah, O Most Merciful, O Most Merciful, O Most Merciful, O Most Beneficient, O Most Beneficient, O Most Beneficient, O Lord of Majesty and Grace, O Lord of Majesty and Grace, O Lord of Majesty and Grace. Through Thee, Through Thee, Through Thee, Through Thee, Through Thee, Through Thee, Through Thee. I beseech thee with the help of all the Names whereby Thou hast named Thyself, or which Thou hast sent down in any of Thy inspired Scriptures, or Which Thou hast inscribed in Thy knowledge of the unknown; and (I beseech Thee) in the name of the honored and exalted positions of Thy Throne, and in the name of the utmost extent of Thy Mercy as expressed in Thy Book (the Quran) and in the name of that which "If all the trees on earth were to become pens and all the seven seas ink, the Words of Allah could not be fully written down (31:27)." "Verily Allah is the Honored, the Wise"; And I beseech Thee with the help of Thy Beautiful Names which Thou has praised in Thy Book, saying, :Unto Allah belong the beautiful names -- so call ye Him by Them (7:180); And Thou hast said "Call unto Me and I shall answer you (40:60); and Thou has said, "And when My servants ask something of Me, lo, I am near, and I grant the prayer of the supplicant when he asks anything of Me, so pray ye unto Me and believe in Me, that ye may be made perfect (2:186); And Thou has said, "O My servants who have wronged yourselves, despair not of the Mercy of Allah; verilly Allah forgiveth all the sins; verily He is the Forgiving, the Merciful (39:53)". 38 Therefore I pray unto Thee, My God, and I ask Thee, My Cherisher and Sustainer, and I hope from Thee, my Chief, and I crave Thy acceptance of my prayer, O my Protector, even as Thou hast promised me, and I call upon Thee even as Thou hast commanded me -- So, do unto me what pleases Thee to do, O Generous One! (Here the Devotee should pray for the fulfillment of his valid desires.) 39 And all Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds, and the blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and all His Holy Descendants. (The end)

"Salla-l-laahu alaa Muhammad wa aal-e Muhammad. Allahumm

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