Imam Muhammad ibn Ali al-Baqir (عليه السلام) departed life on this day at the holy city of al-Madinah in AH 114.
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.
The reward of offering this prayer is to participate in the rewards of those who go on Hajj.
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.