The first night of Shawwal is one of the blessed nights. Many narrations have referred to the great merits and rewards of those who spend this night, as a whole, with acts of worship. Moreover, some narrations have mentioned that this night is not less blessed than the Qadr Night.
Amaal for the 1st Night of Shawwal
Then, it is recommended to prostrate oneself and repeat the following statement one hundred times:
Then, one may pray Almighty Allah for all needs required, for they shall be granted, by Almighty Allah’s permission.
Then, one may repeat the following one hundred times:
Amaal on the Night of Id al-Fitr
After that, the following supplicatory prayer should be said:
Then, one may pray for the granting of one’s personal needs.
It is reported that when Imam AliAmeer al-Momineen(عليه السلام) used to offer this prayer, he would say, “I swear by Him Who grasps my soul, Almighty Allah shall definitely respond to whoever offers this prayer and then prays Him for granting his needs, and Almighty Allah shall forgive him even if his sins would be as much as the pebbles in deserts.”
According to another narration, Surah al-Tawḥīd is repeated one hundred times, not one thousand. Yet, this narration has mentioned that this prayer is offered after the Maghrib obligatory and supererogatory prayers.
Having mentioned this prayer, Shaykh al-Tusi and Sayyid Ibn Tawus recorded that the following supplicatory prayer should be said after the prayer:
One may then prostrate oneself and say the following:
Amaal for the Day of Id al-Fitr
“He indeed shall be successful who pays Zakat, magnifies the name of his Lord, and prays. 87/14-15”
You may then mention the Name of Almighty Allah and bathe yourself.
After accomplishment, you may say the following:
You may then say the Takbir statement for the sixth time, do the genuflection (ruku’), and prostrate yourself (sujud). When you stand up for the second unit, recite Surah al-Fātiḥah and Surah al-Shams (No. 91) and then say the Takbir statement four times only raising the hands for Qunut after each statement. After that, say the fifth Takbir statement and continue the prayer. After accomplishment of the prayer, say the famous Tasbih al-Zahra’(عليه السلام).
Narrations have mentioned many supplicatory prayers to be said after the ‘Id Prayer; rather, the best of them may be the forty-sixth supplication of al-Sahifah al-Kamilah al-Sajjadiyyah
It is also recommended to offer the ‘Id Prayer outdoors, directly on the ground without putting a carpet or any other thing under the feet, to return from a way other than the one taken in the coming, and to pray Almighty Allah for accepting the acts of one’s brethren-in-faith.
Ninth: It is recommended to visit the holy tomb of Imam al-Husayn (عليه السلام).
You may then put your right cheek on the ground and say the following:
You may then put your left cheek on the ground and say the following:
You may then return to the (ordinary) prostration and say the following:
You may then repeat the following word one hundred times:
Sayyid Ibn Tawus then adds, “Do not spend this day with entertainment and negligence while you do not know whether your deeds have been accepted or rejected. Rather, if you hope for acceptance of your deeds, you must show thanks; and if you anticipate rejection, you must be intensely sad.”