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Friday

Supplication of Friday

TransliterationArabicTranslation
alhamdo lillahi awwale qable anshaaee, wa ahyaae, wa akhira baade faanaaee. ashyaaee, aleemul lazee la yunsaa man zikarahu, wa laa yun khusu man shakarahu wa laa yu khayyubu man duaaee wala yukhtauu rajaa, aa man rajaahu. 

allahumma inni ush hiduka, wa kafaa bika shaheedanw, wa ush hidu jameea malaaikatika, wa sukkane samawateka, wa hamalata arshika wa man baasta min ambiaika, wa rasoolika wa anshata min asnafe qalqika inni ashadu annaka anta allaho laa ilaha illa anta wahdaka laa shareeka laka wal laa adeela qa laa khulfa le qulika wa laa tabdeela wa anna mohammadan,swal allahu alahe wa aalehi abduka wa rasooluka, addaa, ma hammalatahul ebbaade wa jahda fe allahe wa izza wa jalla haqqal jihade wa innahu basharra bema huwa haqqun min sawabe wa anzar bemaa huwa siddqun min eqaabe.

allah humma sabitni alla denika ma ahyahtinee wa laa tuzighu qalbe baade, izz ha datane wa habli min la dunka rahmatan innaka anta wahab. swalle alaa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin, wajalna min attabaaeehe, wa shiatehe, wah shurne, fe zumratehe, wa wafqenee laa daaae farzel jumuaate, wa maa aujabtu, alaiyya, feeha min taa aate wa qismata le ahleha, min ataae fe yawm e jazaaee innka anta aziz ul hakeem.

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بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الْاَوَّلِ قَبْلَ الْاِنْشَاءِ وَ الْاِحْيَاءِ وَ الْآخِرِ بَعْدَ فَنَاءِ الْاَشْيَاءِ الْعَلِيمِ الَّذِي لَا يَنْسَىٰ مَنْ ذَكَرَهُ وَ لَا يَنْقُصُ مَنْ شَكَرَهُ وَ لَا يَخِيبُ مَنْ دَعَاهُ وَ لَا يَقْطَعُ رَجَاءَ مَنْ رَجَاهُ اَللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي اُشْهِدُكَ وَ كَفَىٰ بِكَ شَهِيداً وَ اُشْهِدُ جَمِيعَ مَلَائِكَتِكَ وَ سُكَّانَ سَمَاوَاتِكَ وَ حَمَلَةَ عَرْشِكَ وَ مَنْ بَعَثْتَ مِنْ اَنْبِيَائِكَ وَ رُسُلِكَ وَ اَنْشَأْتَ مِنْ اَصْنَافِ خَلْقِكَ اَنِّي اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ اَنْتَ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اَنْتَ، وَحْدَكَ لَا شَرِيكَ لَكَ وَ لَا عَدِيلَ وَ لَا خُلْفَ لِقَوْلِكَ وَ لَا تَبْدِيلَ وَ اَنَّ مُحَمَّداً صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ عَبْدُكَ وَ رَسُولُكَ اَدَّىٰ مَا حَمَّلْتَهُ اِلَى الْعِبَادِ وَ جَاهَدَ فِي اللّٰهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ حَقَّ الْجِهَادِ وَ اَنَّهُ بَشَّرَ بِمَا هُوَ حَقٌّ مِنَ الثَّوَابِ وَ اَنْذَرَ بِمَا هُوَ صِدْقٌ مِنَ الْعِقَابِ اَللَّهُمَّ ثَبِّتْنِي عَلَىٰ دِينِكَ مَا اَحْيَيْتَنِي ، وَ لَا تُزِغْ قَلْبِي بَعْدَ اِذْ هَدَيْتَنِي وَ هَبْ لِي مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ الْوَهَّابُ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَلَىٰ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اجْعَلْنِي مِنْ اَتْبَاعِهِ وَ شِيعَتِهِ وَ احْشُرْنِي فِي زُمْرَتِهِ وَ وَفِّقْنِي لِاَدَاءِ فَرْضِ الْجُمُعَاتِ وَ مَا اَوْجَبْتَ عَلَيَّ فِيهَا مِنَ الطَّاعَاتِ وَ قَسَمْتَ لِاَهْلِهَا مِنَ الْعَطَاءِ فِي يَوْمِ الْجَزَاءِ اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ
In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.

All praise be to Allah, the First before the bringing forth and the giving of life, and the Last after the annihilation of all things, the All-knowing Who forgets not him who remembers Him, decreases not for him who thanks Him, disappoints not him who supplicates to Him, and cuts not off the hope of him who hopes in Him!

O Allah, I call You to witness and You are sufficient Witness and I call to witness all Your angels, the inhabitants of Your heavens, the bearers of Your Throne, Your prophets and Your messengers whom You have sent out, and the various kinds of creatures You have brought forth,
that I bear witness that You are Allah; there is no god but You, You alone, Who have no associate nor any equal, and Your word has no failing, nor any change; and that Muhammad, Allah bless him and his Household, is Your servant and Your messenger; he delivered to the servants that with which You charged him, struggled for Allah as is His due, gave the good news of the truth of reward, and warned of the veracity of punishment.

O Allah, make me firm in Your religion as long as You keep me alive, make not my heart swerve after You have guided me, and give me mercy from You, surely, You are the All-bestower.

Bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad, make me one of his followers and his partisans, muster me in his band, and give me the success of accomplishing the obligatory observance of Fridays, performing the acts of obedience which You have made incumbent upon me within it, and receiving the bestowal which You have apportioned for its people on the Day of Recompense!

Surely, You are the Almighty, the All-wise!

Friday Ziyarah:: Imam al-Mahdi (a)

Friday is dedicated to Imam al-Mahdi, the Imam of our Time – peace be upon him – for his blessed advent will be on Friday. May Allah hasten his advent. So, when you visit him on Fridays, you are recommended to recite the following:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ اللّٰهِ فِي اَرْضِهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَيْنَ اللّٰهِ فِي خَلْقِهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُورَ اللّٰهِ الَّذِي يَهْتَدِي بِهِ الْمُهْتَدُونَ وَ يُفَرَّجُ بِهِ عَنِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْمُهَذَّبُ الْخَائِفُ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْوَلِيُّ النَّاصِحُ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَفِينَةَ النَّجَاةِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَيْنَ الْحَيَاةِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ وَ عَلَىٰ آلِ بَيْتِكَ الطَّيِّبِينَ الطَّاهِرِينَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ عَجَّلَ اللَّهُ لَكَ مَا وَعَدَكَ مِنَ النَّصْرِ وَ ظُهُورِ الْاَمْرِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلَايَ اَنَا مَوْلَاكَ عَارِفٌ بِاُولَاكَ وَ اُخْرَاكَ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَى اللّٰهِ تَعَالَى بِكَ وَ بِآلِ بَيْتِكَ وَ اَنْتَظِرُ ظُهُورَكَ وَ ظُهُورَ الْحَقِّ عَلَىٰ يَدَيْكَ، وَ اَسْاَلُ اللَّهَ اَنْ يُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ يَجْعَلَنِي مِنَ الْمُنْتَظِرِينَ لَكَ وَ التَّابِعِينَ وَ النَّاصِرِينَ لَكَ عَلَىٰ اَعْدَائِكَ وَ الْمُسْتَشْهَدِينَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ فِي جُمْلَةِ اَوْلِيَائِكَ يَا مَوْلَايَ يَا صَاحِبَ الزَّمَانِ صَلَوَاتُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْكَ وَ عَلَىٰ آلِ بَيْتِكَ هَذَا يَوْمُ الْجُمُعَةِ وَ هُوَ يَوْمُكَ الْمُتَوَقَّعُ فِيهِ ظُهُورُكَ وَ الْفَرَجُ فِيهِ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَىٰ يَدَيْكَ وَ قَتْلُ الْكَافِرِينَ بِسَيْفِكَ وَ اَنَا يَا مَوْلَايَ فِيهِ ضَيْفُكَ وَ جَارُكَ وَ اَنْتَ يَا مَوْلَايَ كَرِيمٌ مِنْ اَوْلَادِ الْكِرَامِ وَ مَأْمُورٌ بِالضِّيَافَةِ وَ الْاِجَارَةِ فَاَضِفْنِي وَ اَجِرْنِي صَلَوَاتُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْكَ وَ عَلَىٰ اَهْلِ بَيْتِكَ الطَّاهِرِينَ.
Commenting on this Ziyarah, Sayyid Ibn Tawus says: As I recite this form of Ziyarah, I cite this couple of poetic verses as the best expression of my feeling:
نَزِيلُكَ حَيْثُ مَا اتَّجَهَتْ رِكَابِي وَ ضَيْفُكَ حَيْثُ كُنْتُ مِنَ الْبِلَادِ

Amaal of Friday

Glorification
In his book of al-’Arus, Shaykh Ja’far ibn Ahmad al-Qummi has recorded that Imam al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) is reported to have said that one who repeats the following glorification one hundred times between the Dawn supererogatory and obligatory prayers will be own a house in Paradise:
سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الْعَظِيمِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ رَبِّي وَ اَتُوبُ اِلَيْهِ
Supplication at the time of dawn
Shaykh al-Tusi, Sayyid Ibn Tawus, and others have mentioned the following supplication confirming that it is recommended to recite it at Friday nights just before dawn:
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ وَ هَبْ لِيَ الْغَدَاةَ رِضَاكَ وَ اَسْكِنْ قَلْبِي خَوْفَكَ وَ اقْطَعْهُ عَمَّنْ سِوَاكَ حَتَّى لَا اَرْجُوَ وَ لَا اَخَافَ إِلَّا اِيَّاكَ اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ وَ هَبْ لِي ثَبَاتَ الْيَقِينِ وَ مَحْضَ الْاِخْلَاصِ وَ شَرَفَ التَّوْحِيدِ وَ دَوَامَ الاِسْتِقَامَةِ وَ مَعْدِنَ الصَّبْرِ وَ الرِّضَا بِالْقَضَاءِ وَ الْقَدَرِ يَا قَاضِيَ حَوَائِجِ السَّائِلِينَ يَا مَنْ يَعْلَمُ مَا فِي ضَمِيرِ الصَّامِتِينَ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ، وَ اسْتَجِبْ دُعَائِي وَ اغْفِرْ ذَنْبِي وَ اَوْسِعْ رِزْقِي وَ اقْضِ حَوَائِجِي فِي نَفْسِي وَ اِخْوَانِي فِي دِينِي وَ اَهْلِي اِلَهِي طُمُوحُ الْآمَالِ قَدْ خَابَتْ إِلَّا لَدَيْكَ وَ مَعَاكِفُ الْهِمَمِ قَدْ تَعَطَّلَتْ إِلَّا عَلَيْكَ وَ مَذَاهِبُ الْعُقُولِ قَدْ سَمَتْ إِلَّا اِلَيْكَ فَاَنْتَ الرَّجَاءُ وَ اِلَيْكَ الْمُلْتَجَاُ يَا اَكْرَمَ مَقْصُودٍ وَ اَجْوَدَ مَسْئُولٍ هَرَبْتُ اِلَيْكَ بِنَفْسِي يَا مَلْجَاَ الْهَارِبِينَ، بِاَثْقَالِ الذُّنُوبِ اَحْمِلُهَا عَلَىٰ ظَهْرِي لَا اَجِدُ لِي اِلَيْكَ شَافِعاً سِوَى مَعْرِفَتِي بِاَنَّكَ اَقْرَبُ مَنْ رَجَاهُ الطَّالِبُونَ وَ اَمَّلَ مَا لَدَيْهِ الرَّاغِبُونَ يَا مَنْ فَتَقَ الْعُقُولَ بِمَعْرِفَتِهِ وَ اَطْلَقَ الْاَلْسُنَ بِحَمْدِهِ وَ جَعَلَ مَا امْتَنَّ بِهِ عَلَىٰ عِبَادِهِ فِي كِفَاءٍ لِتَأْدِيَةِ حَقِّهِ [اَنَالَ بِهِ حَقَّهُ‏] صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ وَ لَا تَجْعَلْ لِلشَّيْطَانِ عَلَىٰ عَقْلِي سَبِيلاً وَ لَا لِلْبَاطِلِ عَلَىٰ عَمَلِي دَلِيلاً
When Friday dawns, it is recommended to recite the following:
اَصْبَحْتُ فِي ذِمَّةِ اللّٰهِ وَ ذِمَّةِ مَلَائِكَتِهِ وَ ذِمَمِ اَنْبِيَائِهِ وَ رُسُلِهِ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَامُ وَ ذِمَّةِ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَ ذِمَمِ الْاَوْصِيَاءِ مِنْ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَامُ آمَنْتُ بِسِرِّ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَامُ وَ عَلَانِيَتِهِمْ وَ ظَاهِرِهِمْ وَ بَاطِنِهِمْ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّهُمْ فِي عِلْمِ اللّٰهِ وَ طَاعَتِهِ كَمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ.
It has been also narrated that one who recites the following glorification three times before the Dawn (Fajr) Prayer on Fridays will have all his sins forgiven even if they are as innumerable as swelling foams:
اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ الَّذِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ وَ اَتُوبُ اِلَيْهِ.
Surahs to be recited during Fajr prayer
In the first unit of the Fajr Prayer, it is recommended to recite Surah al-Jumu’ah (No. 62) and, in the second unit, Surah al-Tawḥīd (No. 112).
Glorification and Supplication
Before saying anything, it is recommended to recite the following supplication after the Fajr Prayer so that all sins committed throughout the week will be forgiven:
اَللَّهُمَّ مَا قُلْتُ فِي جُمُعَتِي هَذِهِ مِنْ قَوْلٍ اَوْ حَلَفْتُ فِيهَا مِنْ حَلْفٍ اَوْ نَذَرْتُ فِيهَا مِنْ نَذْرٍ فَمَشِيَّتُكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ ذَلِكَ كُلِّهِ فَمَا شِئْتَ مِنْهُ اَنْ يَكُونَ كَانَ وَ مَا لَمْ تَشَأْ مِنْهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَ تَجَاوَزْ عَنِّي اَللَّهُمَّ مَنْ صَلَّيْتَ عَلَيْهِ فَصَلَوَاتِي عَلَيْهِ وَ مَنْ لَعَنْتَ فَلَعْنَتِي عَلَيْهِ.
This act should be done once a month at least.

It has been also narrated that one who, after the accomplishment of the Fajr Prayer on Fridays, does devotional acts and recites supplications and invocations until sunrise will be raised seventy ranks to the Supreme Paradise.

Shaykh al-Tusi has recorded that it is highly recommended to recite the following supplication after the Dawn Prayer on Fridays:

اَللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي تَعَمَّدْتُ اِلَيْكَ بِحَاجَتِي وَ اَنْزَلْتُ اِلَيْكَ الْيَوْمَ فَقْرِي وَ فَاقَتِي وَ مَسْكَنَتِي فَاَنَا لِمَغْفِرَتِكَ اَرْجَى مِنِّي لِعَمَلِي وَ لَمَغْفِرَتُكَ وَ رَحْمَتُكَ اَوْسَعُ مِنْ ذُنُوبِي فَتَوَلَّ قَضَاءَ كُلِّ حَاجَةٍ لِي بِقُدْرَتِكَ عَلَيْهَا وَ تَيْسِيرِ [تَيَسُّرِ] ذَلِكَ عَلَيْكَ وَ لِفَقْرِي اِلَيْكَ فَاِنِّي لَمْ اُصِبْ خَيْرا قَطُّ إِلَّا مِنْكَ وَ لَمْ يَصْرِفْ عَنِّي سُوءا قَطُّ اَحَدٌ سِوَاكَ وَ لَسْتُ [لَيْسَ‏] اَرْجُو لِآخِرَتِي وَ دُنْيَايَ وَ لَا لِيَوْمِ فَقْرِي يَوْمَ يُفْرِدُنِي النَّاسُ فِي حُفْرَتِي وَ اُفْضِي اِلَيْكَ بِذَنْبِي سِوَاكَ
Invocation after Dhuhr prayers
It has been narrated that one who recites the following invocation after the Dhuhr and Fajr Prayers on Fridays, as well as other days, will meet Imam al-Mahdi (عليه السلام) before he dies:
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ
In addition, it has been narrated that one who repeats the aforesaid invocation one hundred times will have sixty of his requests granted for him - thirty in this worldly life and thirty on the Resurrection Day.
Surah Rahman
It is recommended to recite Surah al-Rahman (No. 55) after the Fajr Prayer on Fridays and to say, “None of Your favors do I deny,” wherever the verses, “Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny?” are recited.
Recommended Surahs
Shaykh al-Tusi has recorded that it is highly recommended to recite Surah al-Tawḥīd, to invoke Almighty Allah’s blessings upon Muhammad and his Household, and to pray Him for forgiveness each one hundred times after the Fajr Prayer on Fridays. It is also highly recommended to recite Surahs al-Nisa’ (No. 4), Hud (No. 11), al-Kahf (No. 18), al-Saaffaat (No. 37), and al-Rahman (No. 55) during that time.

It is recommended to recite Surah al-Ahqaf (No. 46) and Surah al-Mu’minun (No. 23).

Imam al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) is reported as saying that anyone who recites Surah al-Ahqaf at Friday nights or on Fridays will not be inflicted by dismays in his worldly life and will be saved from the horrors on the Resurrection Day. The Imam (عليه السلام) is also reported as saying that anyone who recites Surah al-Mu’minun regularly each Friday will come upon a happy end and will be granted an abode in the Supreme Paradise with the Prophets and Messengers of Almighty Allah.

It is recommended to repeat Surah al-Kafirun (No. 109) ten times before sunrise and then pray Almighty Allah so that all prayers will be answered.

It has been narrated that Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn Zayn al-’Abidin (عليه السلام) used to repeat reciting Ayah al-Kursi (verse No. 255 of Surah al-Baqarah No. 2) from early morning up to midday on Fridays. When he accomplished the obligatory prayers, he would recite Surah al-Qadr (No. 97) frequently.
It is worth mentioning that to recite Ayah al-Kursi in the form of revelation on Fridays achieves a great reward.

Take ghusl (bath)
It is highly recommended to bathe oneself. In fact, this is one of the most confirmed rituals of Fridays. The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) is reported to have instructed Imam Ali (عليه السلام) by saying, “O Ali; wash yourself every Friday even if you have to purchase water with your Daily provisions and have nothing to eat. Verily, no voluntary act is better than this.”

Imam al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) is also reported to have said: Whoever washes himself on Fridays and, meanwhile, recites the following supplication will be pure all through that week:

اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَ رَسُولُهُ اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اجْعَلْنِي مِنَ التَّوَّابِينَ وَ اجْعَلْنِي مِنَ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ.
“Pure” in the aforesaid Hadith stands for purification from sins or acceptance of the deeds, which is thus moral purification.
In any case, it is important not to neglect bathing oneself on Fridays when possible. The recommended time of this bathing is between sunrise and midday. In addition, the nearer to midday the better.
Dye hair
It is recommended to dye with hibiscus, for it saves from leprosy and insanity.
Trim moustache and nails
It is also recommended to cut the moustache neatly and trim the nails so as not to miss the great merits of doing these acts. As has been mentioned in narrations, these acts bring about expansion in sustenance, cancellation of sins up to the next Friday, and security from insanity and leprosy. On doing that, it is recommended to recite the following invocation:
بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ وَ بِاللّٰهِ وَ عَلَىٰ سُنَّةِ مُحَمَّدٍ [رَسُولِ اللّٰهِ ‏] وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
It is also recommended, on cutting the nails, to start with the little finger of the left hand and end with that of the right hand. The same thing is applicable to the nails of the feet. Then, the cut nails should be buried.
Apply perfume
It is recommended to apply perfume and put on the best of one’s clothes.
Give charity
It is recommended to give alms, for the rewards are doubled up on Fridays and at Friday nights, as is confirmed by narrations, as one thousand folds as giving alms on other days.
Give fruits to family
It is recommended to arrange fruits and wholesome meals to the family members so that Fridays will be their days of pleasure.
Pomegranates
It is recommended to eat pomegranate before breakfast and to eat seven leaves of endive before midday. In this connection, Imam Musa al-Kadhim (عليه السلام) is reported to have said, “The heart of him who eats a pomegranate before breakfast on Fridays will be enlightened for forty days. To eat two pomegranates increases the period of enlightenment to eighty days, and so on. It also dismisses the evil suggestions. Of course, to get rid of Satan’s suggestions is to stop acting disobediently to Almighty Allah; and to stop acting disobediently to Him allows entrance to Paradise.”

In al-Misbah, the author has said that to eat pomegranates on Fridays and at Friday nights achieves great merits.

Acquiring Knowledge
It is recommended to dedicate Fridays to learning the religious laws and instructions, not to wandering in others’ gardens, accompanying the vicious and the licentious, speaking about the others’ defects, laughing and guffawing, reciting poetry, and discussing useless subjects as well as similar matters. Disadvantages arisen from such matters are too many to be mentioned.

Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) is reported as saying, “Woe to a Muslim who does not dedicate Fridays to learning the affairs of his religion.”

The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) is also reported to have said, “If you, on Fridays, see old men telling the tales of infidelity and of the pre-Islamic era, you should then make their heads the targets of stones.”

Salawat
It is recommended to repeat one thousand times at least the invocation of blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household. Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (عليه السلام) is reported to have said, “For me, no act of worship is more favorable than invoking blessings upon the Prophet and his immaculate Household - may Allah bless them all - on Fridays.”

If there is not enough time to repeat this invocation one thousand times, it must be repeated one hundred times at least so that faces will be brightened on the Judgment Day.

It has been also narrated that all sins will be totally forgiven for those who repeat invocations of blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household one hundred times, repeat the following invocation one hundred times, and recite Surah al-Tawḥīd (No. 112) one hundred times on Fridays:

اَستَغفِرُاللهَ رَبَّی وَ اَتُوبُ اِلَیهِ
It has been also narrated that to invoke blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his household is equal (in reward) to seventy times of going on Hajj.
Recite Ziyarah
It is recommended to recite the ritual Ziyarahs of the Holy Prophet and Imams, peace be upon them all.
Visit the graveyard
It is recommended to visit the tombs of one’s relatives in general and parents in particular. Imam al-Baqir (عليه السلام) is reported as saying, “Visit the graves of your relatives on Fridays, for they know about those who visit their graves and will be happy for that.”
Dua Nudbah
It is recommended to recite Dua al-Nudbah Supplication, which is one of the rites to be done on the Four Feast Days (i.e. ‘Id al-Fitr - the first of Shawwal, ‘Id al-Adha - the tenth of Dhu’l-Hijjah, ‘Id al-Ghadir - the eighteenth of Dhu’l-Hijjah, and Fridays).
Salaat Kamilah
Excluding the Friday Mustahab Prayer (Nafilat al-Jumu’ah), many other optional prayers are reported to be offered on Fridays. Although the majority of these prayers are not dedicated to Fridays, it is highly recommended to offer them on Fridays.

One of these prayers is al-Salat al-Kamilah (The Perfect Prayer) that has been mentioned by many master scholars through numerous authentic ahadith of reporters from Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq on the authority of his honorable fathers on the authority of the Holy Prophet - Allah’s peace and blessings be upon them all.

In this connection, the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) is reported to have said: As for anyone who, before midday on Fridays, offers a four-unit prayer and recites the following in each unit: (1) Surah al-Fātiḥah ten times, (2) Surah al-Nas (No. 114) ten times, (3) Surah al-Falaq (No. 113) ten times, (4) Surah al-Tawḥīd (No. 112) ten times, (5) Surah al-Kafirun (No. 109) ten times, (6) Ayah al-Kursi (2:155) ten times, [And, according to another narration, (7) Surah al-Qadr (No. 97) ten times, (8) Ayat Shahidallah (3:18-19) ten times,] and, after the accomplishment of the prayer,
(1) repeats the following statement one hundred times:
ASTAGFIRU ALLAH
(2) repeats the following invocation one hundred times:

سُبحانَ اللهِ وَالحَمدُلِلّهِ وَ لَا اِلهَ اِلّا اللهُ اَکبَرُ وَ لَا حَولَ وَلَا قُوَّة الّا بِاللهِ العَلِیِّ العَظیمِ .
(3) repeats the following invocation one hundred times:
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMADIN

As for him who offers this prayer, Almighty Allah will save him from the evils of the inhabitants of the heavens, the inhabitants of the earth, the devil, and all unjust rulers.

10 rakaat prayer
It has been narrated on the authority of al-Harith al-Hamadani that Imam Ali Ameer al-Momineen (عليه السلام) said: If possible, offer on Fridays ten units of prayer with perfect genuflection (ruku’) and prostration (sujud) repeating the following invocation one hundred times between each couple (i.e. two) of units:
سبحانَ اللهِ وَ بِحَمدِهِ
To offer this prayer brings about a great reward.
2 rakaat prayer
It has been authentically narrated that Imam al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) said, “One who recites Surahs Ibrahim (No. 14) and al-Hijr (No. 15) altogether in a two-unit prayer on Fridays will be saved from poverty, insanity, and misfortunes forever.”
Holy Prophet's prayer
Sayyid Ibn Tawus, may Allah have mercy on him, has narrated, through an authenticated chain of authority, that when he was asked about Ja’far al-Tayyar’s Prayer, Imam al-Rida (عليه السلام) said, “Have you known about the Holy Prophet’s Prayer? Perhaps, the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) had never offered Ja’far al-Tayyar’s Prayer and Ja’far al-Tayyar had never offered the Holy Prophet’s Prayer.” When the asker asked him to teach him that prayer, Imam al-Rida (عليه السلام) said,

Offer a two-unit prayer reciting in each unit Surah al-Fātiḥah (No. 1) once and Surah al-Qadr (No. 97) fifteen times. When you come to the Ruku’ (genuflection), repeat it (i.e. Surah al-Qadr) fifteen times; when you raise your body after the Ruku’, recite it fifteen times; when you do the Sujud (prostration), repeat it fifteen times; when you raise your head from the Sujud, repeat it fifteen times; when you do the second prostration, repeat it fifteen times; and when you raise your head from the second prostration, repeat it fifteen times. When you finish your prayer, you will have all your sins forgiven by Almighty Allah and you will have all your requests granted for you. The supplication that should be said thereafter is as follows:

لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ رَبُّنَا وَ رَبُّ آبَائِنَا الْاَوَّلِينَ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ اِلَها وَاحِدا وَ نَحْنُ لَهُ مُسْلِمُونَ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ لَا نَعْبُدُ إِلَّا اِيَّاهُ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ وَ لَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ وَحْدَهُ وَحْدَهُ اَنْجَزَ وَعْدَهُ وَ نَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ وَ اَعَزَّ جُنْدَهُ وَ هَزَمَ الْاَحْزَابَ وَحْدَهُ فَلَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَ هُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيرٌ اَللَّهُمَّ اَنْتَ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ وَ مَنْ فِيهِنَّ فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ [وَ لِلَّهِ الْمُلْكُ وَ الْحَمْدُ] وَ اَنْتَ قَيَّامُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ وَ مَنْ فِيهِنَّ فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ وَ اَنْتَ الْحَقُّ وَ وَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ [حَقٌ‏]، وَ قَوْلُكَ حَقٌّ وَ اِنْجَازُك حَقٌّ وَ الْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ وَ النَّارُ حَقٌّ [وَ اَنْتَ الْحَقُ‏] اَللَّهُمَّ لَكَ اَسْلَمْتُ وَ بِكَ آمَنْتُ وَ عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَ بِكَ خَاصَمْتُ وَ اِلَيْكَ حَاكَمْتُ يَا رَبِّ يَا رَبِّ يَا رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَ اَخَّرْتُ وَ اَسْرَرْتُ وَ اَعْلَنْتُ اَنْتَ اِلَهِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اَنْتَ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اغْفِرْ لِي وَ ارْحَمْنِي وَ تُبْ عَلَيَّ اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ .
Imam Ali's (a) prayer
Shaykh al-Tusi and Sayyid Ibn Tawus have recorded that Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) said: One who offers the four-unit prayer of Imam Ali Ameer al-Momineen (عليه السلام) will be as free of sins as newborns and will have all his requests granted. In the first unit, recite Surah al-Fātiḥah (No. 1) once and repeat Surah al-Tawḥīd (No. 112) fifty times. On accomplishment, recite the following invocation of Imam Ali, peace be upon him:
سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَا تَبِيدُ مَعَالِمُهُ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَا تَنْقُصُ خَزَائِنُهُ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَا اضْمِحْلَالَ لِفَخْرِهِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَا يَنْفَدُ مَا عِنْدَهُ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَا انْقِطَاعَ لِمُدَّتِهِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَا يُشَارِكُ اَحَدا فِي اَمْرِهِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَا اِلَهَ غَيْرُهُ
Thereafter, recite the following supplication:
يَا مَنْ عَفَا عَنِ السَّيِّئَاتِ وَ لَمْ يُجَازِ بِهَا ارْحَمْ عَبْدَكَ يَا اللَّهُ نَفْسِي نَفْسِي اَنَا عَبْدُكَ يَا سَيِّدَاهْ اَنَا عَبْدُكَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ اَيَا رَبَّاهْ، اِلَهِي بِكَيْنُونَتِكَ يَا اَمَلَاهْ يَا رَحْمَانَاهْ يَا غِيَاثَاهْ عَبْدُكَ عَبْدُكَ لَا حِيلَةَ لَهُ يَا مُنْتَهَى رَغْبَتَاهْ يَا مُجْرِيَ الدَّمِ فِي عُرُوقِي [عَبْدُكَ‏] يَا سَيِّدَاهْ يَا مَالِكَاهْ اَيَا هُوَ اَيَا هُوَ يَا رَبَّاهْ عَبْدُكَ عَبْدُكَ لَا حِيلَةَ لِي وَ لَا غِنَى بِي عَنْ نَفْسِي وَ لَا اَسْتَطِيعُ لَهَا ضَرّا وَ لَا نَفْعا وَ لَا اَجِدُ مَنْ اُصَانِعُهُ تَقَطَّعَتْ اَسْبَابُ الْخَدَائِعِ عَنِّي وَ اضْمَحَلَّ كُلُّ مَظْنُونٍ عَنِّي اَفْرَدَنِي الدَّهْرُ اِلَيْكَ فَقُمْتُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ هَذَا الْمَقَامَ يَا اِلَهِي بِعِلْمِكَ كَانَ هَذَا كُلُّهُ فَكَيْفَ اَنْتَ صَانِعٌ بِي وَ لَيْتَ شِعْرِي كَيْفَ تَقُولُ لِدُعَائِي اَ تَقُولُ نَعَمْ اَمْ تَقُولُ لَا، فَاِنْ قُلْتَ لَا فَيَا وَيْلِي يَا وَيْلِي يَا وَيْلِي يَا عَوْلِي يَا عَوْلِي يَا عَوْلِي يَا شِقْوَتِي يَا شِقْوَتِي يَا شِقْوَتِي يَا ذُلِّي يَا ذُلِّي يَا ذُلِّي اِلَى مَنْ وَ مِمَّنْ اَوْ عِنْدَ مَنْ اَوْ كَيْفَ اَوْ مَا ذَا اَوْ اِلَى اَيِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ اَلْجَاُ وَ مَنْ اَرْجُو وَ مَنْ يَجُودُ عَلَيَّ بِفَضْلِهِ حِينَ تَرْفُضُنِي يَا وَاسِعَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ وَ اِنْ قُلْتَ نَعَمْ كَمَا هُوَ الظَّنُّ بِكَ وَ الرَّجَاءُ لَكَ فَطُوبَى لِي اَنَا السَّعِيدُ وَ اَنَا الْمَسْعُودُ فَطُوبَى لِي وَ اَنَا الْمَرْحُومُ، يَا مُتَرَحِّمُ يَا مُتَرَئِّفُ يَا مُتَعَطِّفُ يَا مُتَجَبِّرُ [مُتَحَنِّنُ‏] يَا مُتَمَلِّكُ يَا مُقْسِطُ لَا عَمَلَ لِي اَبْلُغُ بِهِ نَجَاحَ حَاجَتِي اَسْاَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذِي جَعَلْتَهُ فِي مَكْنُونِ غَيْبِكَ وَ اسْتَقَرَّ عِنْدَكَ فَلَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْكَ اِلَى شَيْ‏ءٍ سِوَاكَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِهِ وَ بِكَ وَ بِهِ فَاِنَّهُ اَجَلُّ وَ اَشْرَفُ اَسْمَائِكَ لَا شَيْ‏ءَ لِي غَيْرُ هَذَا وَ لَا اَحَدَ اَعْوَدُ عَلَيَّ مِنْكَ يَا كَيْنُونُ يَا مُكَوِّنُ يَا مَنْ عَرَّفَنِي نَفْسَهُ يَا مَنْ اَمَرَنِي بِطَاعَتِهِ يَا مَنْ نَهَانِي عَنْ مَعْصِيَتِهِ وَ يَا مَدْعُوُّ يَا مَسْئُولُ يَا مَطْلُوبا اِلَيْهِ رَفَضْتُ وَصِيَّتَكَ الَّتِي اَوْصَيْتَنِي وَ لَمْ اُطِعْكَ وَ لَوْ اَطَعْتُكَ فِيمَا اَمَرْتَنِي لَكَفَيْتَنِي مَا قُمْتُ اِلَيْكَ فِيهِ وَ اَنَا مَعَ مَعْصِيَتِي لَكَ رَاجٍ، فَلَا تَحُلْ بَيْنِي وَ بَيْنَ مَا رَجَوْتُ يَا مُتَرَحِّما لِي اَعِذْنِي مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيَّ وَ مِنْ خَلْفِي وَ مِنْ فَوْقِي وَ مِنْ تَحْتِي وَ مِنْ كُلِّ جِهَاتِ الْاِحَاطَةِ بِي اَللَّهُمَّ بِمُحَمَّدٍ سَيِّدِي وَ بِعَلِيٍّ وَلِيِّي وَ بِالْاَئِمَّةِ الرَّاشِدِينَ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَامُ اجْعَلْ عَلَيْنَا صَلَوَاتِكَ وَ رَأْفَتَكَ وَ رَحْمَتَكَ وَ اَوْسِعْ عَلَيْنَا مِنْ رِزْقِكَ وَ اقْضِ عَنَّا الدَّيْنَ وَ جَمِيعَ حَوَائِجِنَا يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ اِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيرٌ
The Imam (عليه السلام) then added: One who offers this prayer and recites this supplication will have all his sins forgiven.

Numerous are the narrations that have mentioned splendid reward for those who offer this prayer on Fridays. Similarly, one who recites the following supplication after that prayer will have all his previous and coming sins forgiven, will be given the reward of him who recites the holy Qur’an entirely twelve times, and will be saved from thirst on the Resurrection Day:

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ النَّبِيِّ الْعَرَبِيِّ وَ آلِهِ
Lady Fatima's (sa) prayer
It is narrated that Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’, peace be upon her, used to offer a two-unit prayer taught by Archangel Gabriel. In the first unit, she used to recite Surah al-Fātiḥah and repeat Surah al-Qadr one hundred times. In the second unit, she used to recite Surah al-Fātiḥah and Surah al-Tawḥīd. After Taslim (i.e. the concluding part of a prayer), she would recite the following invocation:
سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْعِزِّ الشَّامِخِ الْمُنِيفِ سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْجَلَالِ الْبَاذِخِ الْعَظِيمِ سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْمُلْكِ الْفَاخِرِ الْقَدِيمِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَبِسَ الْبَهْجَةَ وَ الْجَمَالَ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ تَرَدَّى بِالنُّورِ وَ الْوَقَارِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ يَرَى اَثَرَ النَّمْلِ فِي الصَّفَا سُبْحَانَ مَنْ يَرَى وَقْعَ الطَّيْرِ فِي الْهَوَاءِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ هُوَ هَكَذَا لَا هَكَذَا غَيْرُهُ
Sayyid Ibn Tawus adds that it is better to say the famous Tasbih al-Zahra’ after offering this prayer and then invoke Almighty Allah’s blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household.

However, in Misbah al-Mutahajjid, Shaykh al-Tusi has recorded that Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’s prayer consists of two units in the first of which Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once and Surah al-Qadr is repeated one hundred times; and in the second unit, Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once and Surah al-Tawḥīd is repeated one hundred times. After the Taslim, Tasbih al-Zahra’ is said and then one’s knees and arms are uncovered so as to embrace the ground with all organs of prostration without putting any barrier between the ground and the organs of prostration. Such being the case, one should supplicate to Almighty Allah and pray for granting one’s requests. Being prostrating oneself, one should recite the following supplication:

يَا مَنْ لَيْسَ غَيْرَهُ رَبٌّ يُدْعَى يَا مَنْ لَيْسَ فَوْقَهُ اِلَهٌ يُخْشَى يَا مَنْ لَيْسَ دُونَهُ مَلِكٌ يُتَّقَى يَا مَنْ لَيْسَ لَهُ وَزِيرٌ يُؤْتَى يَا مَنْ لَيْسَ لَهُ حَاجِبٌ يُرْشَى يَا مَنْ لَيْسَ لَهُ بَوَّابٌ يُغْشَى يَا مَنْ لَا يَزْدَادُ عَلَىٰ كَثْرَةِ السُّؤَالِ إِلَّا كَرَما وَ جُودا وَ عَلَىٰ كَثْرَةِ الذُّنُوبِ إِلَّا عَفْوا وَ صَفْحا صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
And then one may mention one’s personal requests.

LADY FATIMAH AL-ZAHRA'S ANOTHER PRAYER
Shaykh al-Tusi and Sayyid Ibn Tawus have reported on the authority of Safwan that Muhammad ibn Ali al-Halabi, once, visited Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) one Friday and asked him to teach him the best deed to be practiced on Fridays. The Imam (عليه السلام) said: Listen, Muhammad! I do not know anyone who was more beloved and more respected than Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’, peace be upon her, in the view of the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him and his Household. Likewise, I do not know anything that was more valuable than that which he had taught her to do on Fridays. In Friday morning, one should bathe oneself, stand upright, and offer a four-unit prayer each two alone. In the first unit, recite Surah al-Fātiḥah once and repeat Surah al-Tawḥīd fifty times. In the second, recite Surah al-Fātiḥah once and repeat Surah al-’Adiyat (No. 100) fifty times. In the third, recite Surah al-Fātiḥah once and repeat Surah al-Zalzalah (No. 99) fifty times. In the fourth, recite Surah al-Fātiḥah once and repeat Surah al-Nasr (No. 110) fifty times. This Surah was the concluding revelation. Upon accomplishment of the prayer, pray Almighty Allah with the following supplication:

اِلَهِي وَ سَيِّدِي مَنْ تَهَيَّاَ اَوْ تَعَبَّى اَوْ اَعَدَّ اَوِ اسْتَعَدَّ لِوِفَادَةِ مَخْلُوقٍ رَجَاءَ رِفْدِهِ وَ فَوَائِدِهِ وَ نَائِلِهِ وَ فَوَاضِلِهِ وَ جَوَائِزِهِ فَاِلَيْكَ يَا اِلَهِي كَانَتْ تَهْيِئَتِي وَ تَعْبِئَتِي وَ اِعْدَادِي وَ اسْتِعْدَادِي رَجَاءَ فَوَائِدِكَ وَ مَعْرُوفِكَ وَ نَائِلِكَ وَ جَوَائِزِكَ فَلَا تُخَيِّبْنِي مِنْ ذَلِكَ يَا مَنْ لَا تَخِيبُ عَلَيْهِ مَسْاَلَةُ السَّائِلِ وَ لَا تَنْقُصُهُ عَطِيَّةُ نَائِلٍ فَاِنِّي لَمْ آتِكَ بِعَمَلٍ صَالِحٍ قَدَّمْتُهُ وَ لَا شَفَاعَةِ مَخْلُوقٍ رَجَوْتُهُ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَيْكَ بِشَفَاعَتِهِ إِلَّا مُحَمَّدا وَ اَهْلَ بَيْتِهِ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَيْهِمْ، اَتَيْتُكَ اَرْجُو عَظِيمَ عَفْوِكَ الَّذِي عُدْتَ بِهِ عَلَىٰ الْخَطَّائِينَ عِنْدَ عُكُوفِهِمْ عَلَىٰ الْمَحَارِمِ فَلَمْ يَمْنَعْكَ طُولُ عُكُوفِهِمْ عَلَىٰ الْمَحَارِمِ اَنْ جُدْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ بِالْمَغْفِرَةِ وَ اَنْتَ سَيِّدِي الْعَوَّادُ بِالنَّعْمَاءِ وَ اَنَا الْعَوَّادُ بِالْخَطَاءِ اَسْاَلُكَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ الطَّاهِرِينَ اَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي ذَنْبِيَ الْعَظِيمَ فَاِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الْعَظِيمَ إِلَّا الْعَظِيمُ يَا عَظِيمُ يَا عَظِيمُ يَا عَظِيمُ يَا عَظِيمُ
In his book of Jamal al-Usbu’, Sayyid Ibn Tawus has recorded a special prayer and supplication for each of the holy Imams. Hereinafter, let us mention these prayers and supplication:
Prayer of the Rest of the Aimmah (a)
IMAM AL-HASAN’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS
This prayer consists of four units in each of which Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once and Surah al-Tawḥīd is repeated twenty-five times.
IMAM AL-HASAN’S SUPPLICATION
اَللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَيْكَ بِجُودِكَ وَ كَرَمِكَ وَ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَيْكَ بِمُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَ رَسُولِكَ وَ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَيْكَ بِمَلَائِكَتِكَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ وَ اَنْبِيَائِكَ وَ رُسُلِكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَ رَسُولِكَ وَ عَلَىٰ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تُقِيلَنِي عَثْرَتِي وَ تَسْتُرَ عَلَيَّ ذُنُوبِي وَ تَغْفِرَهَا لِي وَ تَقْضِيَ لِي حَوَائِجِي وَ لَا تُعَذِّبَنِي بِقَبِيحٍ كَانَ مِنِّي فَاِنَّ عَفْوَكَ وَ جُودَكَ يَسَعُنِي اِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ قَدِيرٌ .
IMAM AL-HUSAYN’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS
This prayer consists of four units in each of which Surah al-Fātiḥah and Surah al-Tawḥīd are repeated twenty-five times. While genuflecting, Surah al-Fātiḥah and Surah al-Tawḥīd are repeated ten times. So is done when one raises his head after the genuflection and while prostrating oneself and between the two prostrations.
IMAM AL-HUSAYN’S SUPPLICATION
On accomplishment, the following supplication is said:
اللّهمّ انت‏ الّذى استجبت لآدم و حواء...
This supplication will be cited within the appendixes of the book.

IMAM ZAYN AL-’ABIDIN’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS
This prayer consists of four units in each of which Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once while Surah al-Tawḥīd is repeated one hundred times.
IMAM ZAYN AL-’ABIDIN’S SUPPLICATION

يَا مَنْ اَظْهَرَ الْجَمِيلَ وَ سَتَرَ الْقَبِيحَ يَا مَنْ لَمْ يُؤَاخِذْ بِالْجَرِيرَةِ وَ لَمْ يَهْتِكِ السِّتْرَ يَا عَظِيمَ الْعَفْوِ يَا حَسَنَ التَّجَاوُزِ يَا وَاسِعَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ يَا بَاسِطَ الْيَدَيْنِ بِالرَّحْمَةِ يَا صَاحِبَ كُلِّ نَجْوَى يَا مُنْتَهَى كُلِّ شَكْوَى يَا كَرِيمَ الصَّفْحِ يَا عَظِيمَ الرَّجَاءِ يَا مُبْتَدِئا بِالنِّعَمِ قَبْلَ اسْتِحْقَاقِهَا يَا رَبَّنَا وَ سَيِّدَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا يَا غَايَةَ رَغْبَتِنَا اَسْاَلُكَ اَللَّهُمَّ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
IMAM AL-BAQIR’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS
This prayer consists of two units in each of which Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once and the following litany is repeated one hundred times:
سُبْحَانَ اللّٰهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَ اللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ
IMAM AL-BAQIR’S SUPPLICATION
اَللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ يَا حَلِيمُ ذُو [ذَا] اَنَاةٍ غَفُورٌ وَدُودٌ اَنْ تَتَجَاوَزَ عَنْ سَيِّئَاتِي وَ مَا عِنْدِي بِحُسْنِ مَا عِنْدَكَ وَ اَنْ تُعْطِيَنِي مِنْ عَطَائِكَ مَا يَسَعُنِي وَ تُلْهِمَنِي فِيمَا اَعْطَيْتَنِي الْعَمَلَ فِيهِ بِطَاعَتِكَ وَ طَاعَةِ رَسُولِكَ وَ اَنْ تُعْطِيَنِي مِنْ عَفْوِكَ مَا اَسْتَوْجِبُ بِهِ كَرَامَتَكَ اَللَّهُمَّ اَعْطِنِي مَا اَنْتَ اَهْلُهُ وَ لَا تَفْعَلْ بِي مَا اَنَا اَهْلُهُ فَاِنَّمَا اَنَا بِكَ وَ لَمْ اُصِبْ خَيْرا قَطُّ إِلَّا مِنْكَ يَا اَبْصَرَ الْاَبْصَرِينَ وَ يَا اَسْمَعَ السَّامِعِينَ وَ يَا اَحْكَمَ الْحَاكِمِينَ وَ يَا جَارَ الْمُسْتَجِيرِينَ وَ يَا مُجِيبَ دَعْوَةِ الْمُضْطَرِّينَ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
IMAM AL-SADIQ’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS
This prayer consists of two units in each of which Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once and Ayat al-Tashahhud (3:18-19) one hundred times.
IMAM AL-SADIQ’S SUPPLICATION
يَا صَانِعَ كُلِّ مَصْنُوعٍ يَا جَابِرَ كُلِّ كَسِيرٍ [كَسْرٍ] وَ يَا حَاضِرَ كُلِّ مَلَإٍ وَ يَا شَاهِدَ كُلِّ نَجْوَى وَ يَا عَالِمَ كُلِّ خَفِيَّةٍ وَ يَا شَاهِدُ [شَاهِدا] غَيْرَ غَائِبٍ وَ يَا غَالِبُ [غَالِبا] غَيْرَ مَغْلُوبٍ وَ يَا قَرِيبُ [قَرِيبا] غَيْرَ بَعِيدٍ وَ يَا مُونِسَ كُلِّ وَحِيدٍ وَ يَا حَيُّ مُحْيِيَ الْمَوْتَى وَ مُمِيتَ الْاَحْيَاءِ الْقَائِمُ [الْقَائِمَ‏] عَلَىٰ كُلِّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ وَ يَا حَيّا حِينَ لَا حَيَّ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اَنْتَ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
IMAM AL-KAZIM’S PRAYER OF FRIDAYS
This prayer consists of two units in each of which Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once and Surah al-Tawḥīd is repeated twelve times.
IMAM AL-KAZIM’S SUPPLICATION
اِلَهِي خَشَعَتِ الْاَصْوَاتُ لَكَ وَ ضَلَّتِ الْاَحْلَامُ فِيكَ وَ وَجِلَ كُلُّ شَيْ‏ءٍ مِنْكَ وَ هَرَبَ كُلُّ شَيْ‏ءٍ اِلَيْكَ وَ ضَاقَتِ الْاَشْيَاءُ دُونَكَ وَ مَلَاَ كُلَّ شَيْ‏ءٍ نُورُكَ فَاَنْتَ الرَّفِيعُ فِي جَلَالِكَ وَ اَنْتَ الْبَهِيُّ فِي جَمَالِكَ وَ اَنْتَ الْعَظِيمُ فِي قُدْرَتِكَ وَ اَنْتَ الَّذِي لَا يَئُودُكَ شَيْ‏ءٌ يَا مُنْزِلَ نِعْمَتِي يَا مُفَرِّجَ كُرْبَتِي وَ يَا قَاضِيَ حَاجَتِي اَعْطِنِي مَسْاَلَتِي بِلَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اَنْتَ آمَنْتُ بِكَ مُخْلِصا لَكَ دِينِي اَصْبَحْتُ عَلَىٰ عَهْدِكَ وَ وَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ اَبُوءُ لَكَ بِالنِّعْمَةِ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُكَ مِنَ الذُّنُوبِ الَّتِي لَا يَغْفِرُهَا غَيْرُكَ يَا مَنْ هُوَ فِي عُلُوِّهِ دَانٍ وَ فِي دُنُوِّهِ عَالٍ وَ فِي اِشْرَاقِهِ مُنِيرٌ وَ فِي سُلْطَانِهِ قَوِيٌّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ
IMAM AL-RIDA’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS
This prayer consists of six units in each of which Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once and Surah al-Insan (or al-Dahr No. 76) is repeated ten times.
IMAM AL-RIDA’S SUPPLICATION
يَا صَاحِبِي فِي شِدَّتِي وَ يَا وَلِيِّي فِي نِعْمَتِي وَ يَا اِلَهِي وَ اِلَهَ اِبْرَاهِيمَ وَ اِسْمَاعِيلَ وَ اِسْحَاقَ وَ يَعْقُوبَ يَا رَبَّ كهيعص وَ يس وَ الْقُرْءَانِ الْحَكِيمِ اَسْاَلُكَ يَا اَحْسَنَ مَنْ سُئِلَ وَ يَا خَيْرَ مَنْ دُعِيَ وَ يَا اَجْوَدَ مَنْ اَعْطَى وَ يَا خَيْرَ مُرْتَجًى اَسْاَلُكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
IMAM AL-JAWAD’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS
This prayer consists of two units in each of which Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once and Surah al-Tawḥīd is repeated seventy times.
IMAM AL-JAWAD’S SUPPLICATION
اَللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ الْاَرْوَاحِ الْفَانِيَةِ وَ الْاَجْسَادِ الْبَالِيَةِ اَسْاَلُكَ بِطَاعَةِ الْاَرْوَاحِ الرَّاجِعَةِ اِلَى اَجْسَادِهَا [اَحِبَّائِهَا] وَ بِطَاعَةِ الْاَجْسَادِ الْمُلْتَئِمَةِ بِعُرُوقِهَا وَ بِكَلِمَتِكَ النَّافِذَةِ بَيْنَهُمْ وَ اَخْذِكَ الْحَقَّ مِنْهُمْ وَ الْخَلَائِقُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ يَنْتَظِرُونَ فَصْلَ قَضَائِكَ وَ يَرْجُونَ رَحْمَتَكَ وَ يَخَافُونَ عِقَابَكَ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اجْعَلِ النُّورَ فِي بَصَرِي وَ الْيَقِينَ فِي قَلْبِي وَ ذِكْرَكَ بِاللَّيْلِ وَ النَّهَارِ عَلَىٰ لِسَانِي وَ عَمَلَا صَالِحا فَارْزُقْنِي
IMAM AL-HADI’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS
This prayer consists of two units in the first of which Surahs al-Fātiḥah and Yasin (No. 36) are recited and in the second of which Surahs al-Fātiḥah and al-Rahman (No. 55) are recited.
IMAM AL-HADI’S SUPPLICATION
يَا بَارُّ يَا وَصُولُ يَا شَاهِدَ كُلِّ غَائِبٍ وَ يَا قَرِيبُ غَيْرَ بَعِيدٍ وَ يَا غَالِبُ غَيْرَ مَغْلُوبٍ وَ يَا مَنْ لَا يَعْلَمُ كَيْفَ هُوَ إِلَّا هُوَ يَا مَنْ لَا تُبْلَغُ قُدْرَتُهُ اَسْاَلُكَ اَللَّهُمَّ بِاسْمِكَ الْمَكْنُونِ الْمَخْزُونِ الْمَكْتُومِ عَمَّنْ شِئْتَ الطَّاهِرِ الْمُطَهَّرِ الْمُقَدَّسِ النُّورِ التَّامِّ الْحَيِّ الْقَيُّومِ الْعَظِيمِ نُورِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ نُورِ الْاَرَضِينَ عَالِمِ الْغَيْبِ وَ الشَّهَادَةِ الْكَبِيرِ الْمُتَعَالِ الْعَظِيمِ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
IMAM AL-’ASKARI’S PRAYER ON FRIDAYS
This prayer consists of four units in the first two of which Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once and Surah al-Zalzalah (No. 99) is repeated fifteen times, and the last two of which Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once and Surah al-Tawḥīd is repeated fifteen times.
IMAM AL-ASKARI’S SUPPLICATION
اَللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَنَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدَ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّااَنْتَ الْبَدِي‏ءُ قَبْلَ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ وَ اَنْتَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ وَ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّااَنْتَ الَّذِي لَا يُذِلُّكَ شَيْ‏ءٌ وَ اَنْتَ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ فِي شَأْنٍ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّااَنْتَ خَالِقُ مَا يُرَى وَ مَا لَا يُرَى الْعَالِمُ بِكُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ بِغَيْرِ تَعْلِيمٍ اَسْاَلُكَ بِآلَائِكَ وَ نَعْمَائِكَ بِاَنَّكَ اللَّهُ الرَّبُّ الْوَاحِدُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّااَنْتَ الرَّحْمَنُ الرَّحِيمُ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَنَّكَ اَنْتَ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّااَنْتَ الْوِتْرُ الْفَرْدُ الْاَحَدُ الصَّمَدُ الَّذِي لَمْ يَلِدْ وَ لَمْ يُولَدْ وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُوا اَحَدٌ ، وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَنَّكَ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّااَنْتَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ الْقَائِمُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ الرَّقِيبُ الْحَفِيظُ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَنَّكَ اللَّهُ الْاَوَّلُ قَبْلَ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ وَ الْآخِرُ بَعْدَ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ وَ الْبَاطِنُ دُونَ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ الضَّارُّ النَّافِعُ الْحَكِيمُ الْعَلِيمُ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ بِاَنَّكَ اَنْتَ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّااَنْتَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ الْبَاعِثُ الْوَارِثُ الْحَنَّانُ الْمَنَّانُ بَدِيعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ ذُو الْجَلَالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ وَ ذُو الطَّوْلِ وَ ذُو الْعِزَّةِ وَ ذُو السُّلْطَانِ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّااَنْتَ اَحَطْتَ بِكُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ عِلْما وَ اَحْصَيْتَ كُلَّ شَيْ‏ءٍ عَدَدا صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
Imam Mahdi's (atf) prayer
NAMAZ OF IMAM MAHDI (A.T.F.S) AND HIS SUPPLICATION
This prayer consists of two units in each of which Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once but the following Ayah (verse) is repeated one hundred times:
ايّاك نعبد و ايّاك نستعين
Then, Surah al-Tawḥīd is recited once.
IMAM AL-MAHDI’S SUPPLICATION
اَللَّهُمَّ عَظُمَ الْبَلَاءُ وَ بَرِحَ الْخَفَاءُ وَ انْكَشَفَ الْغِطَاءُ وَ ضَاقَتِ الْاَرْضُ بِمَا وَسِعَتِ السَّمَاءُ وَ اِلَيْكَ يَا رَبِّ الْمُشْتَكَى وَ عَلَيْكَ الْمُعَوَّلُ فِي الشِّدَّةِ وَ الرَّخَاءِ اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ الَّذِينَ اَمَرْتَنَا بِطَاعَتِهِمْ وَ عَجِّلِ اَللَّهُمَّ فَرَجَهُمْ بِقَائِمِهِمْ وَ اَظْهِرْ اِعْزَازَهُ يَا مُحَمَّدُ يَا عَلِيُّ يَا عَلِيُّ يَا مُحَمَّدُ اكْفِيَانِي فَاِنَّكُمَا كَافِيَايَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ يَا عَلِيُّ يَا عَلِيُّ يَا مُحَمَّدُ انْصُرَانِي فَاِنَّكُمَا نَاصِرَايَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ يَا عَلِيُّ يَا عَلِيُّ يَا مُحَمَّدُ احْفَظَانِي فَاِنَّكُمَا حَافِظَايَ يَا مَوْلَايَ يَا صَاحِبَ الزَّمَانِ يَا مَوْلَايَ يَا صَاحِبَ الزَّمَانِ يَا مَوْلَايَ يَا صَاحِبَ الزَّمَانِ الْغَوْثَ الْغَوْثَ الْغَوْثَ اَدْرِكْنِي اَدْرِكْنِي اَدْرِكْنِي الْاَمَانَ الْاَمَانَ الْاَمَانَ.
Namaz Jafar -e- Tayyar
Ja’far al-Tayyar’s Prayer is as precious as gold, since it is the most magnificent recommended devotional rite. Altogether with its great merits the most important of which is that it erases major sins, this prayer has been reported through authenticated chain of authority. The best time of its performance is the first hours of daylight on Fridays. It consists of four units with two Tashahhuds (i.e. the part of prayers in which the two creeds of Islam are recited) and two Taslims. In the first unit, Surahs al-Fātiḥah and al-Zalzalah are recited, in the second, Surahs al-Fātiḥah and al-’Adiyat, in the third, Surahs al-Fātiḥah and al-Nasr, and in the fourth, Surahs al-Fātiḥah and al-Tawḥīd. In each unit, after the recitation of the Surahs and before the genuflection (Ruku’), the following invocation should be repeated fifteen times:
سُبْحَانَ اللّٰهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّااللَّهُ وَ اللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ
The same invocation (Tasbihat) is repeated, yet ten times only, during the Ruku’, after the Ruku’ while standing erect, during the prostration (Sujud), after the first Sajdah, during the second Sajdah, and after the second Sajdah. The same thing is repeated in all of the four units of the prayer. Hence, the litany will have been repeated three hundred times.

Shaykh al-Kulayni has narrated that Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) said to Abu-Sa’id al-Mada’ini, “May I teach you something that you should recite in Ja’far al-Tayyar’s Prayer?” As the man answered in the affirmative, the Imam (عليه السلام) said: After you say the Tasbihat in the second Sajdah of the fourth unit, recite the following invocation:

سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَبِسَ الْعِزَّ وَ الْوَقَارَ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ تَعَطَّفَ بِالْمَجْدِ وَ تَكَرَّمَ بِهِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَا يَنْبَغِي التَّسْبِيحُ إِلَّالَهُ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ اَحْصَى كُلَّ شَيْ‏ءٍ عِلْمُهُ سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْمَنِّ وَ النِّعَمِ سُبْحَانَ ذِي الْقُدْرَةِ وَ الْكَرَمِ اَللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ بِمَعَاقِدِ الْعِزِّ مِنْ عَرْشِكَ وَ مُنْتَهَى الرَّحْمَةِ مِنْ كِتَابِكَ وَ اسْمِكَ الْاَعْظَمِ وَ كَلِمَاتِكَ التَّامَّةِ الَّتِي تَمَّتْ صِدْقا وَ عَدْلاً صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ وَ افْعَلْ بِي كَذَا وَ كَذَا
Then, you may mention your needs in the form of supplication.
Shaykh al-Tusi and Sayyid Ibn Tawus both narrated that al-Mufaddal ibn ‘Umar said that he heard Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) saying the following supplication after accomplishing Ja’far al-Tayyar’s Prayer:
يا ربّ يا ربّ
recite it as many times as possible in one breath.
يا ربّاه يا ربّاه
recite it as many times as possible in one breath.
ربّ ربّ
recite it as many times as possible in one breath.
يا اللّه يا اللّه
recite it as many times as possible in one breath.
يا حىّ يا حىّ
recite it as many times as possible in one breath.
يا رحيم يا رحيم
recite it as many times as possible in one breath.
يا رحمن يا رحمن
Repeat it seven times.
يا ارحم الرّاحمين
Repeat it seven times.

Then, recite the following:

اَللَّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَفْتَتِحُ الْقَوْلَ بِحَمْدِكَ وَ اَنْطِقُ بِالثَّنَاءِ عَلَيْكَ وَ اُمَجِّدُكَ وَ لَا غَايَةَ لِمَدْحِكَ وَ اُثْنِي عَلَيْكَ وَ مَنْ يَبْلُغُ غَايَةَ ثَنَائِكَ وَ اَمَدَ مَجْدِكَ وَ اَنَّى لِخَلِيقَتِكَ كُنْهُ مَعْرِفَةِ مَجْدِكَ وَ اَيَّ زَمَنٍ لَمْ تَكُنْ مَمْدُوحا بِفَضْلِكَ مَوْصُوفا بِمَجْدِكَ عَوَّادا عَلَىٰ الْمُذْنِبِينَ بِحِلْمِكَ تَخَلَّفَ سُكَّانُ اَرْضِكَ عَنْ طَاعَتِكَ فَكُنْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ عَطُوفا بِجُودِكَ جَوَادا بِفَضْلِكَ عَوَّادا بِكَرَمِكَ يَا لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّااَنْتَ الْمَنَّانُ ذُو الْجَلَالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ.
Al-Mufaddal then added: Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) then said to me, “If you have a significant request and you want it to be granted, you may offer this prayer, recite this supplication, and implore Almighty Allah to respond to you. If you do, it will be granted, Allah willing.”

Shaykh al-Tusi has narrated that Imam al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) recommended the following supplication for having one’s requests granted:
Observe fasting on consecutive Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. At Thursday evening, give half bushel of food for ten poor people as alms. On Friday, wash yourself and go out to an open ground and offer therein Ja’far al-Tayyar’s prayer sitting on the ground. You may then recite the following supplication:

يَا مَنْ اَظْهَرَ الْجَمِيلَ وَ سَتَرَ [عَلَيَ‏] الْقَبِيحَ يَا مَنْ لَمْ يُؤَاخِذْ بِالْجَرِيرَةِ وَ لَمْ يَهْتِكِ السِّتْرَ يَا عَظِيمَ الْعَفْوِ يَا حَسَنَ التَّجَاوُزِ يَا وَاسِعَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ يَا بَاسِطَ الْيَدَيْنِ بِالرَّحْمَةِ يَا صَاحِبَ كُلِّ نَجْوَى وَ مُنْتَهَى كُلِّ شَكْوَى يَا مُقِيلَ الْعَثَرَاتِ يَا كَرِيمَ الصَّفْحِ يَا عَظِيمَ الْمَنِّ يَا مُبْتَدِئا بِالنِّعَمِ قَبْلَ اسْتِحْقَاقِهَا يَا رَبَّاهْ يَا رَبَّاهْ يَا رَبَّاهْ،
Repeat this statement ten times.
يا اللّه يا اللّه يا اللّه‏
Repeat it 10 times.
يا سداه يا سيداه
Repeat it 10 times.
يا مولَاياه،يا مولَاياه
Repeat it 10 times.
يا رجاءاه
Repeat it 10 times.
يا غياثاه
Repeat it 10 times.
يا غاية رغبتاه
Repeat it 10 times.
يا رحمن
Repeat it 10 times.
يا رحيم
Repeat it 10 times.
يا معطى الخيرات
Repeat it 10 times.
صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَثِيرا طَيِّبا كَاَفْضَلِ مَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَىٰ اَحَدٍ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
You may then mention your requests.

Many narrations have mentioned emphatically fasting on these three days and then performance of a two-unit prayer at midday on Friday so that one’s requests are granted.

Amaal of Dhuhr prayers
Among the recommended acts on Fridays is that one may recite the following supplication prayer at midday as is narrated by Muhammad ibn Muslim on the authority of Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, peace be upon him. Yet, the following form of the supplication has been quoted from Shaykh al-Tusi’s famous book Misbah al-Mutahajjid:
لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّااللَّهُ وَ اللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ وَ سُبْحَانَ اللّٰهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَدا وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيكٌ فِي الْمُلْكِ وَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ وَلِيٌّ مِنَ الذُّلِّ وَ كَبِّرْهُ تَكْبِيرا
You may then recite the following:
يَا سَابِغَ النِّعَمِ يَا دَافِعَ النِّقَمِ يَا بَارِئَ النَّسَمِ يَا عَلِيَّ الْهِمَمِ يَا مُغْشِيَ الظُّلَمِ يَا ذَا الْجُودِ وَ الْكَرَمِ يَا كَاشِفَ الضُّرِّ وَ الْاَلَمِ يَا مُونِسَ الْمُسْتَوْحِشِينَ فِي الظُّلَمِ يَا عَالِما لَا يُعَلَّمُ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ افْعَلْ بِي مَا اَنْتَ اَهْلُهُ يَا مَنِ اسْمُهُ دَوَاءٌ وَ ذِكْرُهُ شِفَاءٌ وَ طَاعَتُهُ غَنَاءٌ [غِنًى‏] ارْحَمْ مَنْ رَأْسُ مَالِهِ الرَّجَاءُ وَ سِلَاحُهُ الْبُكَاءُ سُبْحَانَكَ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّااَنْتَ يَا حَنَّانُ يَا مَنَّانُ يَا بَدِيعَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ
It is recommended to recite Surah al-Jumu’ah (No. 62) and Surah al-Munafiqun (No. 63) in the Dhuhr (noon) Prayer on Fridays and to recite Surah al-Jumu’ah and Surah al-Tawḥīd in the Asr (afternoon) Prayer.

Shaykh al-Saduq has narrated that Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) said: It is obligatory upon all believers who claim being adherents (Shi’ah) to us (i.e. to the Ahl al-Bayt) to recite Surah al-Jumu’ah and Surah al-A’la (No. 78) in the obligatory prayers at Friday nights and to recite Surah al-Jumu’ah and Surah al-Munafiqun in the Dhuhr Prayer on Fridays. One who does so will be regarded as following the example of the Holy Messenger, peace be upon him and his Household, and Almighty Allah will award him Paradise.

Shaykh al-Kulayni has narrated in a semi-authentic narration that al-Halabi asked Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) whether one should recite the Dhuhr Prayer audibly on Fridays (in case one cannot attend the congregational Friday Prayer). The Imam (عليه السلام) answered on the affirmative and confirmed that one should recite Surah al-Jumu’ah and al-Munafiqun in the Dhuhr Prayer on Fridays.

With reference to the post-prayer invocations in general and the supplications to be said after the Friday Dhuhr Prayer, Shaykh al-Tusi has quoted Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) as saying: Whoever recites on Friday after the concluding part of the Dhuhr Prayer the following parts of the Holy Qur’an, will be under the divine protection all over the week:

(1) Surah al-Fātiḥah seven times, (2) Surah al-Nas seven times, (3) Surah al-Falaq seven times, (4) Surah al-Tawḥīd seven times, (5) Surah al-Kafirun seven times, (6) the last two verses of Surah al-Tawbah (No. 9), (7) the final verses of Surah al-Hashr, and (8) the final verses of Surah Al-’Imran.

Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) is also reported to have said: If one recites the following supplication after the Fajr Prayer or the Dhuhr Prayer, no sin will be recorded against him for a whole year:

اَللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ صَلَاتَكَ وَ صَلَاةَ مَلَائِكَتِكَ وَ رُسُلِكَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) is also reported to have said: If one recites the following supplication after the Fajr Prayer or the Dhuhr Prayer (on Fridays), he will not die before he meets Imam al-Mahdi, peace be upon him:
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ
The earlier supplication also brings about security from misfortunes up to the next Friday if it is repeated three times after the Friday Dhuhr Prayer.
It has been also narrated that one who invokes Almighty Allah’s blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household, peace be upon them, between the two obligatory Dhuhr and Asr prayers will have the reward of offering a seventy-unit prayer.

It is recommended to recite the following two supplications of al-Sahifah al-Sajjadiyyah al-Kamilah:

(1)
“يا من يرحم من لَا ترحمه العباد”
(2)
“الّلهمّ هذا يوم مبارك”
Then, supplicate as seems proper to you and invoke blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household one thousand times. Thus was Imam Zayn al-’Abidin (عليه السلام) used to doing.

In his book of Misbah al-Mutahajjid, Shaykh al-Tusi says that the Holy Imams, peace be upon them, are reported to have said: When one offers, after the obligatory Dhuhr Prayer on Fridays, a two-unit prayer reciting in each unit Surah al-Fātiḥah once and repeating Surah al-Tawḥīd seven times and after completetion, recites the following supplication, one will be saved against all misfortunes and seditious matters up to the next Friday, and will be joined with Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his Household, and Prophet Abraham, peace be upon him:

اَللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي مِنْ اَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي حَشْوُهَا الْبَرَكَةُ وَ عُمَّارُهَا الْمَلَائِكَةُ مَعَ نَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَ اَبِينَا اِبْرَاهِيمَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ.
Commenting on this supplication, Shaykh al-Tusi instructs that one who is not from the Holy Prophet’s offspring should say, “his father (abihi)” instead of “our father (abina).”
Amaal of Asr prayers
It has been narrated that the best hours of Fridays are these coming after the Asr Prayer. Accordingly, it is recommended to repeat the following invocation one hundred times at that time:
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ
Adding to this, Shaykh al-Tusi says that it is recommended to repeat the following invocation one hundred times at that time:
صَلَوَاتُ اللّٰهِ وَ مَلَائِكَتِهِ وَ اَنْبِيَائِهِ وَ رُسُلِهِ وَ جَمِيعِ خَلْقِهِ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ السَّلَامُ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ عَلَىٰ اَرْوَاحِهِمْ وَ اَجْسَادِهِمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ.
The reverent scholar, Ibn Idris, has quoted in his book entitled al-Sara’ir that it has been recorded in the book of Jami’ complied by al-Bizaniti on the authority of Abu-Basir that Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) has said: To invoke Almighty Allah’s blessings upon the Prophet and his Household in the time between the Dhuhr and Asr Prayers (on Fridays) is equal (in reward) to seventy times of Hajj Pilgrimage. Moreover, one who recites the following invocation after the Asr Prayer on Fridays will be awarded the reward of the righteous deeds of all men and jinn on that day:
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْاَوْصِيَاءِ الْمَرْضِيِّينَ بِاَفْضَلِ صَلَوَاتِكَ وَ بَارِكْ عَلَيْهِمْ بِاَفْضَلِ بَرَكَاتِكَ وَ السَّلَامُ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ عَلَىٰ اَرْوَاحِهِمْ وَ اَجْسَادِهِمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ
Ahadith have authentically narrated great rewards for saying this invocation. However, it is better to repeat it seven times and even ten times. In this respect, Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (عليه السلام) is reported as saying: One who repeats this invocation ten times immediately after the Asr Prayer on Fridays will receive the blessings of the angels up to the next Friday and the very hour. The Imam (عليه السلام) is also reported as saying: When you offer the Asr Prayer on Friday, repeat this invocation afterward seven times.

In al-Kafi, Shaykh al-Kulayni has narrated the following: When you complete the Asr Prayer on Friday, recite the following invocation, for if one recites it at that time, Almighty Allah will record for him one hundred thousand rewards, erase one hundred thousand of his evildoings, grant him one hundred thousand requests, and elevate him one hundred thousand ranks:

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْاَوْصِيَاءِ الْمَرْضِيِّينَ بِاَفْضَلِ صَلَوَاتِكَ وَ بَارِكْ عَلَيْهِمْ بِاَفْضَلِ بَرَكَاتِكَ وَ السَّلَامُ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ .
He adds that if one repeats the same invocation seven times, Almighty Allah will give him rewards as many as His servants, accept his deeds on that day, and place light between his eyes on the Resurrection Day.

Later on, we will mention (within the devotional rites on the ‘Arafat Day) a form of invocation of Almighty Allah’s blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household; to recite this invocation delights Prophet Muhammad and his Household - peace be upon them all.

It is recommended to repeat the following supplication 70 times after the Asr Prayer so that sins will be forgiven:

استغفر اللّه ربّى و اتوب اليه

It is recommended to recite Surah al-Qadr (No. 97) one hundred times. Imam Musa al-Kadhim (عليه السلام) is reported as saying: On Fridays, Almighty Allah has one thousand gifts of mercy. He grants a servant whatever number He wills. Thus, He grants the servant, who recites Surah al-Qadr one hundred times after the Asr Prayer on Fridays, all these gifts and their like.

It is recommended to recite the famous supplication known as Dua al-Ashraat.

Shaykh al-Tusi has mentioned that the last hour of Friday, which lasts to sunset, is the hour in which prayers are responded. Therefore, it is required to pray Almighty Allah insistently at that hour. It has been also narrated that this hour begins when half of the sun disk sets and the other half only remains visible. Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’ (عليه السلام) used to pray Almighty Allah at this hour so that her prayers be answered. It is also recommended to recite the following glorification that is reported from the Holy Prophet (ﷺ):

سُبْحَانَكَ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّااَنْتَ يَا حَنَّانُ يَا مَنَّانُ يَا بَدِيعَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ
It is also recommended to recite the famous supplication known as Dua al-Simat at the last hour of Fridays.
Salawat Abul Hasan al-Darrab al-Isfahani
It is worth mentioning that Friday has relationship with Imam al-Mahdi (عليه السلام) from several aspects. On Friday, Imam al-Mahdi was born and on Friday, his delightful advent shall be. Hence, to expect Relief on Friday should be more intense than other days. In Imam al-Mahdi’s private Ziyarah on Fridays that will be mentioned later on in this book, the following statement is mentioned:
هذا يوم الجمعة،و هو يومك المتوقّع فيه ظهورك،و الفرج فيه للمؤمنين على يدك

In fact, Friday has been decided as feast day just because it is the day on which Imam al-Mahdi (عليه السلام) will reappear in order to purify the entire earth from the filth of polytheism and atheism and from the dirt of acts of disobedience to Almighty Allah and from sins. He shall also annihilate the tyrants, the infidels, and the hypocrites. Thus, true believers shall be delighted and their hearts shall be tranquil since the Word of Truth shall prevail over all things and the true religion and creed shall be the dominant. On that day, too, the earth shall beam with the Light of its Lord. In view of that, it is highly recommended to recite the major invocation of blessings upon the Holy Prophet and the Ahl al-Bayt. It is also highly advisable to recite the supplication that Imam Alī ibn Mūsā ar-Riḍā (عليه السلام) advised to recite for the sake of Imam al-Mahdi, peace be upon him. The supplication is Dua Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام).

It is also recommended to recite the supplication that Shaykh Abu-’Amr al-’Amri dictated to Abu-Ali ibn Hammam and advised him to recite it during the Occultation of Imam al-Mahdi, peace be upon him. Because this book is intended to be as brief as possible, this long supplication will be omitted. Yet, the gentle reader may find it, as well as the previously mention major invocation of blessings upon the Holy Prophet and the Ahl al-Bayt, in the books of Misbah al-Mutahajjid and Jamal al-Usbu’.

It is also necessary not to overlook the famous invocation of blessings upon the Holy Prophet and the Ahl al-Bayt, peace be upon them, that is ascribed to Abu’l-Hasan al-Darrab al-Isfahani. Shaykh al-Tusi and Sayyid Ibn Tawus have included this famous invocation with the recommended rites of Friday afternoons. Confirming its significance and writing down the series of its reporters, Sayyid Ibn Tawus adds, “This invocation is reported from our master Imam al-Mahdi, peace be upon him. So, if you have to neglect all the post-prayer litanies on Friday, try not to overlook this invocation for a matter that Almighty Allah has shown to me.”

As for Shaykh al-Tusi, he says, “This invocation is reported from the Patron of the Age, Imam al-Mahdi, peace be upon him. It was shown to Abu’l-Hasan al-Darrab in Makkah.”

According to some narrations, the Saturday nights are as sacred as Friday nights; therefore, it is recommendable to recite the same supplications of Friday night at Saturday nights.