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1 Dhu al-Hijjah

Amaal for the 1st Dhu al-Hijjah

Fasting
It is recommended to observe fasting on this day, for its reward is equal to the reward of eighty months of worship.
Salat of Fatima (sa)
It is recommended to offer Salat Fatimah. According to Shaykh al-Tusi, this prayer consists of four units each couple of which are offered separately. At each unit, Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once and Surah al-Tawḥīd repeated fifty times. After the Taslim statement, the famous Tasbih al-Zahra’ litany is done. Thereafter, the following invocation is said:

سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْعِزِّ الشَّامِخِ الْمُنِيفِ سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْجَلالِ الْبَاذِخِ الْعَظِيمِ سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْمُلْكِ الْفَاخِرِ الْقَدِيمِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ يَرَى اَثَرَ النَّمْلَةِ فِي الصَّفَا سُبْحَانَ مَنْ يَرَى وَقْعَ الطَّيْرِ فِي الْهَوَاءِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ هُوَ هَكَذَا وَ لا هَكَذَا غَيْرُهُ
2 rakaat prayer
It is recommended to offer a two unit prayer half an hour before midday. At each unit, Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once and Surah al-Tawḥīd, Ayah al-Kursi, and Surah al-Qadr repeated ten times each.
Supplication
One who fears an oppressor and says the following words on this day will be saved, by Almighty Allah:

حَسْبِي حَسْبِي حَسْبِي مِنْ سُؤَالِي عِلْمُكَ بِحَالِي
Other events
On this day, Prophet Ibraham (عليه السلام) was born.
On this day too, yet according to the narration of the two Shaykhs, Imam Ali Ameer al-Momineen (عليه السلام) married Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’(عليه السلام).

Amaal for the 1st 10 nights of Dhu al-Hijjah

In the blessed month of Dhu’l-Hijjah, the pious companions of the Holy Prophet and their followers used to do acts of worship extraordinarily. The first ten days of this month are called al-ayyam al-ma’lumat (The Stated Days) by the Holy Qur’an.

About these highly honorable days, the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) is reported to have said that nothing is more preferable to Almighty Allah than practicing acts of worship on these ten stated days.

Fasting
It is recommended to observe fasting on the first nine days of Dhu’l-Hijjah, for it is equal to the fasting of one’s whole lifetime.
2 rakaat prayer
At each of these ten nights, it is recommended to offer a two unit prayer between the Maghrib and Isha’ obligatory prayers and to recite at each unit Surah al-Fātiḥah once, Surah al-Tawḥīd once, and the following verse (7/142):

وَ وَاعَدْنَا مُوسَى ثَلاثِينَ لَيْلَةً وَ اَتْمَمْنَاهَا بِعَشْرٍ فَتَمَّ مِيقَاتُ رَبِّهِ اَرْبَعِينَ لَيْلَةً وَ قَالَ مُوسَى لِاَخِيهِ هَارُونَ اخْلُفْنِي فِي قَوْمِي وَ اَصْلِحْ وَ لا تَتَّبِعْ سَبِيلَ الْمُفْسِدِينَ.

The reward of offering this prayer is to participate in the rewards of those who go on Hajj.

Supplication
It is recommended to say the following supplication, which is reported by Shaykh al-Tusi and Sayyid Ibn Tawus from Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(عليه السلام), after the obligatory Fajr and Maghrib Prayers since the first day of Dhu’l-Hijjah and up to the eve of the ‘Arafat Night, the ninth of Dhu’l-Hijjah:

اَللّٰهُمَّ هَذِهِ الْاَيَّامُ الَّتِي فَضَّلْتَهَا عَلَى الْاَيَّامِ وَ شَرَّفْتَهَا قَدْ بَلَّغْتَنِيهَا بِمَنِّكَ وَ رَحْمَتِكَ فَاَنْزِلْ عَلَيْنَا مِنْ بَرَكَاتِكَ وَ اَوْسِعْ عَلَيْنَا فِيهَا مِنْ نَعْمَائِكَ اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تَهْدِيَنَا فِيهَا لِسَبِيلِ الْهُدَى وَ الْعَفَافِ وَ الْغِنَى وَ الْعَمَلِ فِيهَا بِمَا تُحِبُّ وَ تَرْضَى اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ يَا مَوْضِعَ كُلِّ شَكْوَى وَ يَا سَامِعَ كُلِّ نَجْوَى وَ يَا شَاهِدَ كُلِّ مَلَإٍ وَ يَا عَالِمَ كُلِّ خَفِيَّةٍ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تَكْشِفَ عَنَّا فِيهَا الْبَلاءَ وَ تَسْتَجِيبَ لَنَا فِيهَا الدُّعَاءَ وَ تُقَوِّيَنَا فِيهَا وَ تُعِينَنَا وَ تُوَفِّقَنَا فِيهَا لِمَا تُحِبُّ رَبَّنَا وَ تَرْضَى وَ عَلَى مَا افْتَرَضْتَ عَلَيْنَا مِنْ طَاعَتِكَ وَ طَاعَةِ رَسُولِكَ وَ اَهْلِ وِلايَتِكَ اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، وَ اَنْ تَهَبَ لَنَا فِيهَا الرِّضَا اِنَّكَ سَمِيعُ الدُّعَاءِ وَ لا تَحْرِمْنَا خَيْرَ مَا تُنْزِلُ فِيهَا مِنَ السَّمَاءِ وَ طَهِّرْنَا مِنَ الذُّنُوبِ يَا عَلامَ الْغُيُوبِ وَ اَوْجِبْ لَنَا فِيهَا دَارَ الْخُلُودِ اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ لا تَتْرُكْ لَنَا فِيهَا ذَنْبا اِلا غَفَرْتَهُ وَ لا هَمّا اِلا فَرَّجْتَهُ وَ لا دَيْنا اِلا قَضَيْتَهُ وَ لا غَائِبا اِلا اَدَّيْتَهُ وَ لا حَاجَةً مِنْ حَوَائِجِ الدُّنْيَا وَ الْآخِرَةِ اِلا سَهَّلْتَهَا وَ يَسَّرْتَهَا اِنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيرٌ اَللّٰهُمَّ يَا عَالِمَ الْخَفِيَّاتِ يَا رَاحِمَ الْعَبَرَاتِ يَا مُجِيبَ الدَّعَوَاتِ يَا رَبَّ الْاَرَضِينَ وَ السَّمَاوَاتِ يَا مَنْ لا تَتَشَابَهُ عَلَيْهِ الْاَصْوَاتُ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اجْعَلْنَا فِيهَا مِنْ عُتَقَائِكَ وَ طُلَقَائِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ وَ الْفَائِزِينَ بِجَنَّتِكَ وَ النَّاجِينَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ وَ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ اَجْمَعِينَ.
Testimony
It is recommended to say the following five testaments on the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah:

(1) اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ بِيَدِهِ الْخَيْرُ وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيرٌ (2) اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ اَحَدا صَمَدا لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ صَاحِبَةً وَ لا وَلَدا (3) اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ اَحَدا صَمَدا لَمْ يَلِدْ وَ لَمْ يُولَدْ وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوا اَحَدٌ (4) اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِي وَ يُمِيتُ وَ هُوَ حَيٌّ لا يَمُوتُ بِيَدِهِ الْخَيْرُ وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيرٌ (5) حَسْبِيَ اللّٰهُ وَ كَفَى سَمِعَ اللّٰهُ لِمَنْ دَعَا لَيْسَ وَرَاءَ اللّٰهِ مُنْتَهَى اَشْهَدُ لِلَّهِ بِمَا دَعَا وَ اَنَّهُ بَرِي‏ءٌ مِمَّنْ تَبَرَّاَ وَ اَنَّ لِلَّهِ الْآخِرَةَ وَ الْاُولَى.

Archangel Gabriel has conveyed these five testaments as gift of Almighty Allah to Prophet Jesus (عليه السلام) and instructed him to say them on the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah.
An excellent reward has been mentioned to be for whoever repeats these five statements one hundred times each day. However, ‘Allamah al-Majlisi says that it is not improbable that each of these five testaments is repeated ten times each day. Yet, to repeat them one hundred times is better.

Invocation
It is recommended to say the following invocation, which is reported from Imam Ali Ameer al-Momineen (عليه السلام), on the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah. An excellent reward has been reported for those saying this invocation, which should preferably be repeated ten times a day:

لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ عَدَدَ اللَّيَالِي وَ الدُّهُورِ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ عَدَدَ اَمْوَاجِ الْبُحُورِ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ وَ رَحْمَتُهُ خَيْرٌ مِمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ عَدَدَ الشَّوْكِ وَ الشَّجَرِ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ عَدَدَ الشَّعْرِ وَ الْوَبَرِ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ عَدَدَ الْحَجَرِ وَ الْمَدَرِ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ عَدَدَ لَمْحِ الْعُيُونِ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ فِي اللَّيْلِ اِذَا عَسْعَسَ وَ [فِي‏] الصُّبْحِ اِذَا تَنَفَّسَ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ عَدَدَ الرِّيَاحِ فِي الْبَرَارِي وَ الصُّخُورِ لا اِلَهَ اِلا اللّٰهُ مِنَ الْيَوْمِ اِلَى يَوْمِ يُنْفَخُ فِي الصُّورِ.