Duas for the Holy Month of Rajab

We thank Allah (swt) that he has bestowed us with a chance to reap the benefits of  the blessed holy month of Rajab once again. As we begin our spiritual elevation leading upto the holy month of Shahr Ramadhan, lets also take the opportunity to build a better relationship with the Imam of Our Time (ajtf), May Allah swt bless him abundantly and hasten his blessed return.

Please recite dua al Faraj abundantly and recite the following duas that have been attributed to Imam Mahdi (ajtf) and narrated by his trusted Representatives. What better way than to strengthen the relationship with Imam e Zaman (ajtf) than to remember him while praying in his words, the words of whom when he prays, his prayers are answered.

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DUA 1

Shaykh al-Tusi has narrated that the following holy Signature of Imam al-Mahdi (a.s.) was conveyed to the grand Shaykh Abu-Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Uthman ibn Sa’id:

On each day in Rajab, you may say the following supplicatory prayer:

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِمَعَانِيْ جَمِيْعِ مَا يَدْعُوْكَ بِهِ وُلَاةُ اَمْرِكَ الْمَاْمُوْنُوْنَ عَلٰى سِرِّكَ الْمُسْتَبْشِرُوْنَ بِاَمْرِكَ الْوَاصِفُوْنَ لِقُدْرَتِكَ الْمُعْلِنُوْنَ لِعَظَمَتِكَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِمَا نَطَقَ فِيْهِمْ مِنْ مَشِيَّتِكَ فَجَعَلْتَهُمْ مَعَادِنَ لِكَلِمَاتِكَ وَ اَرْكَانًا لِتَوْحِيْدِكَ وَ آيَاتِكَ وَ مَقَامَاتِكَ الَّتِيْ لَا تَعْطِيْلَ لَهَا فِي كُلِّ مَكَانٍ يَعْرِفُكَ بِهَا مَنْ عَرَفَكَ لَا فَرْقَ بَيْنَكَ وَ بَيْنَهَا اِلَّا اَنَّهُمْ عِبَادُكَ وَ خَلْقُكَ فَتْقُهَا وَ رَتْقُهَا بِيَدِكَ بَدْؤُهَا مِنْكَ وَ عَوْدُهَا اِلَيْكَ اَعْضَادٌ وَ اَشْهَادٌ وَ مُنَاةٌ وَ اَذْوَادٌ وَ حَفَظَةٌ وَ رُوَّادٌ فَبِهِمْ مَلَأْتَ سَمَاءَكَ وَ اَرْضَكَ حَتّٰى ظَهَرَ اَنْ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ فَبِذٰلِكَ اَسْاَلُكَ وَ بِمَوَاقِعِ الْعِزِّ مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ وَ بِمَقَامَاتِكَ وَ عَلَامَاتِكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِهِ وَ اَنْ تَزِيْدَنِيْ اِيْمَانًا وَ تَثْبِيْتًا يَا بَاطِنًا فِي ظُهُوْرِهِ وَ ظَاهِرًا فِي بُطُوْنِهِ وَ مَكْنُوْنِهِ يَا مُفَرِّقًا بَيْنَ النُّوْرِ وَ الدَّيْجُوْرِ يَا مَوْصُوْفًا بِغَيْرِ كُنْهٍ وَ مَعْرُوْفًا بِغَيْرِ شِبْهٍحَادَّ كُلِّ مَحْدُوْدٍ وَ شَاهِدَ كُلِّ مَشْهُودٍ وَ مُوْجِدَ كُلِّ مَوْجُودٍ وَ مُحْصِيَ كُلِّ مَعْدُودٍ وَ فَاقِدَ كُلِّ مَفْقُودٍ، لَيْسَ دُوْنَكَ مِنْ مَعْبُوْدٍ اَهْلَ الْكِبْرِيَاءِ وَ الْجُوْدِ يَا مَنْ لَا يُكَيَّفُ بِكَيْفٍ وَ لَا يُؤَيَّنُ بِاَيْنٍ يَا مُحْتَجِبًا عَنْ كُلِّ عَيْنٍ يَا دَيْمُوْمُ يَا قَيُّوْمُ وَ عَالِمَ كُلِّ مَعْلُوْمٍ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِهِ وَ عَلٰى عِبَادِكَ الْمُنْتَجَبِيْنَ وَ بَشَرِكَ الْمُحْتَجِبِينَ وَ مَلَاۤئِكَتِكَ الْمُقَرَّبِيْنَ وَ الْبُهْمِ الصَّافِّيْنَ الْحَافِّيْنَ وَ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي شَهْرِنَا هٰذَا الْمُرَجَّبِ الْمُكَرَّمِ وَ مَا بَعْدَهُ مِنَ الْاَشْهُرِ الْحُرُمِ وَ اَسْبِغْ عَلَيْنَا فِيْهِ النِّعَمَ وَ اَجْزِلْ لَنَا فِيْهِ الْقِسَمَ وَ اَبْرِرْ لَنَا فِيْهِ الْقَسَمَ بِاسْمِكَ الْاَعْظَمِ الْاَعْظَمِ الْاَجَلِّ الْاََكْرَمِ الَّذِيْ وَضَعْتَهُ عَلَى النَّهَارِ فَاَضَاءَ وَ عَلَى اللَّيْلِ فَاَظْلَمَ وَ اغْفِرْ لَنَا مَا تَعْلَمُ مِنَّا وَ مَا لَا نَعْلَمُ وَ اعْصِمْنَا مِنَ الذُّنُوْبِ خَيْرَ الْعِصَمِ وَ اكْفِنَا كَوَافِيَ قَدَرِكَ وَ امْنُنْ عَلَيْنَا بِحُسْنِ نَظَرِكَ وَ لَا تَكِلْنَا اِلٰى غَيْرِكَ وَ لَا تَمْنَعْنَا مِنْ خَيْرِكَ وَ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيْمَا كَتَبْتَهُ لَنَا مِنْ اَعْمَارِنَا وَ اَصْلِحْ لَنَا خَبِيْئَةَ اَسْرَارِنَا وَ اَعْطِنَا مِنْكَ الْاَمَانَ وَ اسْتَعْمِلْنَا بِحُسْنِ الْاِيمَانِ وَ بَلِّغْنَا شَهْرَ الصِّيَامِ وَ مَا بَعْدَهُ مِنَ الْاَيَّامِ وَ الْاَعْوَامِ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ۔

In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful. O Allah, I implore You in the name of the meanings of all the names by which You are prayed by Your representatives, the trustees with Your secret, the conveyers of Your affairs, the deseribers of Your power, and the announcers of Your greatness. I implore You by Your will that has manifested itself through them and thus You have made them the essences of Your Words, the indications to Your Oneness, the signs leading to You, and Your Standings that are non-stop in each place where those who recognize You could only recognize You through them. No difference between You and them save that they are Your servants and creatures. The opening and the closing of all things are in Your hand alone. The inauguration and the conclusion of all things belong to You alone. (They are thus only) supporters, witnesses, wishing (Your mercy), protecting (Your religion), saving (Your laws), and pioneers (to the obedience to You). With them have You filled Your heavens and earth until it has become obvious that there is no god save You. I thus implore You in the name of all this, in the name of the sites of dignity in Your mercy, in the name of Your standings and Signs, to send blessings to Muhammad and his Household and increase my faith and firmness. O He Who is Immanent in His Evidence! O He Who is Evident in His Immanence and in His hiddenness! O He Who sets apart light from murk! O He Whom is described without recognition of his real essence! and He Whom is recognized without having anything like Him! O Edger of all edged things! things! O Bringer into being all existent things! O Knower of the number of all countable things! O Knower of the place of all lost things! None is worshipped except You. You are the worthiest of all pride and magnanimity. O He about Whom, it is infeasible to as ‘how’ and it is infeasible to ask ‘where’! O He Who is concealed from all sights! O Everlasting, O Self-Subsistent, O Knower of all known things! (Please do) send blessings to Muhammad, his Household, Your selected servants, Your concealed human beings, Your favorite angels, and the Angels who draw themselves out in ranks and who throng (round the Divine Throne), and bless us in this month—the honored and dignified— as well as the next sacred months, pour upon us Your graces in this month, grant us abundant shares of blessings, admit our requests, in the name of Your Name, the Greatest, the Greatest, the Loftiest, the Most Honored that You put on daylight and it thus lit up and You put on night and it thus darkened, forgive us all that which You know about us and all that which we do not know, protect us against sins with the best of protection, save us against the acts that You predetermine, bestow upon us with Your superb looking, do not leave us in the hands of anyone other than You, do not prevent us from Your goodness, bless us during the age that You have decided for us, make righteous for us our inner selves, grant us Your security, make us enjoy perfect faith, and make us catch the month of fasting and the days and years coming after, O Lord of Majesty and Honor!

DUA 2

Shaykh al-Tusi has also narrated that a document signed by Imam al-Mahdi (a.s.) was received by Shaykh Abu’l-Qasim, Imam al-Mahdi’s representative, comprising that the following supplicatory prayer would be recommendably said in the month of Rajab:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِالْمَوْلُوْدَيْنِ فِي رَجَبٍ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ الثَّانِي وَ ابْنِهِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْمُنْتَجَبِ وَ اَتَقَرَّبُ بِهِمَا اِلَيْكَ خَيْرَ الْقُرَبِ يَا مَنْ اِلَيْهِ الْمَعْرُوْفُ طُلِبَ وَ فِيْمَا لَدَيْهِ رُغِبَ اَسْاَلُكَ سُؤَالَ مُقْتَرِفٍ مُذْنِبٍ قَدْ اَوْبَقَتْهُ ذُنُوْبُهُ وَ اَوْثَقَتْهُ عُيُوْبُهُ فَطَالَ عَلَى الْخَطَايَا دُءُوْبُهُ وَ مِنَ الرَّزَايَا خُطُوْبُهُ يَسْاَلُكَ التَّوْبَةَ وَ حُسْنَ الْاَوْبَةِ وَ النُّزُوْعَ عَنِ الْحَوْبَةِ وَ مِنَ النَّارِ فَكَاكَ رَقَبَتِهِ وَ الْعَفْوَ عَمَّا فِي رِبْقَتِهِ فَاَنْتَ مَوْلَايَ اَعْظَمُ اَمَلِهِ وَ ثِقَتِهِ اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِمَسَاۤئِلِكَ الشَّرِيْفَةِ وَ وَسَاۤئِلِكَ الْمُنِيْفَةِ اَنْ تَتَغَمَّدَنِي فِي هَذَا الشَّهْرِ بِرَحْمَةٍ مِنْكَ وَاسِعَةٍ وَ نِعْمَةٍ وَازِعَةٍ وَ نَفْسٍ بِمَا رَزَقْتَهَا قَانِعَةٍ اِلٰى نُزُوْلِ الْحَافِرَةِ وَ مَحَلِّ الْآخِرَةِ وَ مَا هِيَ اِلَيْهِ صَاۤئِرَةٌ۔

 

O Allah, I beseech You in the name of those who were born in Rajab, Muhammad ibn ‘Ali the second and his son ‘Ali ibn Muhammad the divinely selected; I seek nearness to You through both of them for they are the best means of nearness to You. O He from Whom favors are sought and what He possesses is desired! I beseech You with the entreaty of him whom is enchained by his sins and is bound by his defects; therefore, he devoted himself to offenses, and disasters have attacked him heavily. He is now begging You for accepting his repentance, good return from You, redeeming from punishment, releasing from Hellfire, and overlooking the sins that are hanged to him. Certainly, You, O my Master, the greatest of all hopes and desires he has. O Allah, I beg You in the name of the holy means that You admit and all of the elevated courses that take to You to encompass me, in this month, with vast mercy of You, abundant favors, and satisfaction with what You have decided for me until I am put in my final hole, which is my abode to the Hereafter and the Final Fate.

 

DUA 3

Seventh: Shaykh al-Tusi has also reported the following words from Abu’l-Qasim ibn Ruh, the Private Representative of Imam al-Mahdi(a.s.): “In Rajab, you may visit any of the shrines (of the Holy Infallibles) that are possible for you to visit, and say the following supplicatory prayer therein:

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ الَّذِيْ اَشْهَدَنَا مَشْهَدَ اَوْلِيَاۤئِهِ فِي رَجَبٍ وَ اَوْجَبَ عَلَيْنَا مِنْ حَقِّهِمْ مَا قَدْ وَجَبَ وَ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ الْمُنْتَجَبِ وَ عَلٰى اَوْصِيَاۤئِهِ الْحُجُبِ اَللّٰهُمَّ فَكَمَا اَشْهَدْتَنَا مَشْهَدَهُمْ فَاَنْجِزْ لَنَا مَوْعِدَهُمْ وَ اَوْرِدْنَا مَوْرِدَهُمْ غَيْرَ مُحَلَّئِيْنَ عَنْ وِرْدٍ فِي دَارِ الْمُقَامَةِ وَ الْخُلْدِ وَ السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ اِنِّي [قَدْ] قَصَدْتُكُمْ وَ اعْتَمَدْتُكُمْ بِمَسْاَلَتِيْ وَ حَاجَتِيْ وَ هِيَ فَكَاكُ رَقَبَتِي مِنَ النَّارِ وَ الْمَقَرُّ مَعَكُمْ فِي دَارِ الْقَرَارِ مَعَ شِيْعَتِكُمُ الْاَبْرَارِ وَ السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ بِمَا صَبَرْتُمْ فَنِعْمَ عُقْبَى الدَّارِ اَنَا سَاۤئِلُكُمْ وَ آمِلُكُمْ فِيْمَا اِلَيْكُمُ التَّفْوِيْضُ وَ عَلَيْكُمُ التَّعْوِيْضُ فَبِكُمْ يُجْبَرُ الْمَهِيْضُ وَ يُشْفَى الْمَرِيْضُ، وَمَا تَزْدَادُ الْاَرْحَامُ وَ مَا تَغِيْضُ اِنِّي بِسِرِّكُمْ مُؤْمِنٌ وَ لِقَوْلِكُمْ مُسَلِّمٌ وَ عَلَى اللّٰهِ بِكُمْ مُقْسِمٌ فِي رَجْعِيْ بِحَوَاۤئِجِيْ وَ قَضَاۤئِهَا وَ اِمْضَاۤئِهَا وَ اِنْجَاحِهَا وَ اِبْرَاحِهَا وَ بِشُئُوْنِي لَدَيْكُمْ وَ صَلَاحِهَا وَ السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ سَلَامَ مُوَدِّعٍ وَ لَكُمْ حَوَاۤئِجَهُ مُوْدِعٍ يَسْاَلُ اللّٰهَ اِلَيْكُمُ الْمَرْجِعَ وَ سَعْيَهُ اِلَيْكُمْ غَيْرَ مُنْقَطِعٍ وَ اَنْ يَرْجِعَنِيْ مِنْ حَضْرَتِكُمْ خَيْرَ مَرْجِعٍ اِلٰى جَنَابٍ مُمْرِعٍ وَ خَفْضِ عَيْشٍ مُوَسَّعٍ وَ دَعَةٍ وَ مَهَلٍ اِلٰى حِيْنِ الْاَجَلِ وَ خَيْرِ مَصِيْرٍ وَ مَحَلٍّ فِي النَّعِيْمِ الْاَزَلِ وَ الْعَيْشِ الْمُقْتَبَلِ وَ دَوَامِ الْأُكُلِ وَ شُرْبِ الرَّحِيْقِ وَ السَّلْسَلِ وَ عَلٍّ وَ نَهَلٍ لَا سَاَمَ مِنْهُ وَ لَا مَلَلَ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ وَ تَحِيَّاتُهُ عَلَيْكُمْ حَتَّى الْعَوْدِ اِلٰى حَضْرَتِكُمْ وَ الْفَوْزِ فِي كَرَّتِكُمْ وَ الْحَشْرِ فِي زُمْرَتِكُمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَ صَلَوَاتُهُ وَ تَحِيَّاتُهُ وَ هُوَ حَسْبُنَا وَ نِعْمَ الْوَكِيْلُ۔

 

All praise be to Allah Who has allowed us to visit the shrine of His Saints in Rajab and made obligatory upon us fulfilling our duties towards them. May Allah send blessings to Muhammad, the divinely selected, and upon his Successors—the doors to Him. O Allah, just as You have allowed us to visit their shrines, please do fulfill for us the promises You have made with them, include us with them, and include us with those whom shall not be prevented from drinking from the (Divine) Pool in the abode of eternity and perpetuity. Peace be upon you all. I have turned my face towards you and directed to you carrying my request and need with me, which is the release of my neck from Hellfire and the settlement with you in the Abode of Final Settlement with your pious adherents {Shi’ah). Peace be upon you all for that you persevered in patience. Now how excellent is the final home! I hereby beg you and put my hope in you as regards the matters in which you have the right to act and recompense. Truly, through you only are the hopeless restored to good condition, the ailed healed, and that which the wombs absorb and that which they grow. Verily, I have full faith in your Secret and I am fully submissive to your words; I thus beg you in the name of Allah to make me return having my requests responded, met, accepted, given success, and settled, and set aright all my needs and all my affairs towards you. Peace be upon you from one who bids you farewell and puts all his needs with you, praying to Allah for another visit to you, since his hope is never cut off from you. I also pray Him to make my departure successful to a productive place, a fruitful area, comfort, and luxurious up to the befalling of death. I also pray Him for the best destiny and abode in the Eternal Bliss, the affluent living, the perpetual fruit, the drinking from the pure drink, and the divine spring whose drink is refreshing and thirstquenching that is never bored or fed up. Allah’s mercy, blessings, and salutations be upon you incessantly until I return to your presence and win the honor of visiting you again and the honor of being resurrected with your group. Allah’s mercy, blessings, benedictions, and salutations be upon you, for Allah alone is Sufficient for us! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust!

 

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