Supplication of Friday
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.[/arabic]
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
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:
Amaal of Friday
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:
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.
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:
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.
In al-Misbah, the author has said that to eat pomegranates on Fridays and at Friday nights achieves great merits.
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.”
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:
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:
(2) 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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
IMAM AL-MAHDI’S SUPPLICATION
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:
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:
Then, recite the following:
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:
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.
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:
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:
“يا من يرحم من لَا ترحمه العباد”
“الّلهمّ هذا يوم مبارك”
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:
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:
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:
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):
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.