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Last Night of Ramaḍān

Last Night of Ramaḍān

The following ‘amaal is to be done on either the 29th or 30th of Ramaḍān (whichever date is the last date of Ramaḍān in your region).
Take ghusl
It is recommended to bathe at this night.
Visit tomb of Imam Husain (a)
Recite Surah al-An’am, al-Kahf and Yasin and supplication
It is recommended to recite Surahs al-An’am (Chapter 6), al-Kahf (Chapter 18), and Yasin (Chapter 36). It is also recommended to repeat the following supplication one hundred times:

اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّٰهَ وَ اَتُوبُ اِلَيْهِ
Supplication 1
It is recommended to recite the following supplication that is reported by al-Kulayni from Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq(a.s.):

اَللّٰهُمَّ هٰذَا شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي اَنْزَلْتَ فِيْهِ الْقُرْآنَ وَ قَدْ تَصَرَّمَ وَ اَعُوْذُ بِوَجْهِكَ الْكَرِيْمِ يَا رَبِّ اَنْ يَطْلُعَ الْفَجْرُ مِنْ لَيْلَتِي هٰذِهِ اَوْ يَتَصَرَّمَ شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ وَ لَكَ قِبَلِي تَبِعَةٌ اَوْ ذَنْبٌ تُرِيْدُ اَنْ تُعَذِّبَنِي بِهِ يَوْمَ اَلْقَاكَ
Supplication 2
It is recommended to recite the following supplication:

يَامُدَبِّرَ الْاُمُوْرِ، يَابَاعِثَ مَنْ فِي الْقُبُوْرِ، يَامُجْرِيَ الْبُحُوْرِ يَامُلَيِّنَ الْحَدِيْدِ لِدَاوُدَ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَاٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَافْعَلْ بِي كَذا وَكَذا
Supplication 45 of Sahifa Kamilah
It is recommended to bid farewell to the month of Ramaḍān through the supplication dedicated to this purpose and mentioned by al-Kulayni, al-Saduq, al-Mufid, al-Tusi, and Sayyid Ibn Tawus - may Allah be pleased with them all. Yet, the best farewell prayer in this respect may be the 45th supplication of al-Sahifah al-Kamilah al-Sajjadiyyah, which begins with the following:

اَللّٰهُمَّ يَا مَنْ لَا يَرْغَبُ فِيْ الجَزَاءِ...
Supplication 3
Sayyid Ibn Tawus has reported Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s.) as saying: Whoever bids farewell to the month of Ramaḍān with the following supplication, Almighty Allah will forgive him before it dawns and will confer upon him with the bliss of submission before Him (i.e. Almighty Allah):

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَا تَجْعَلْهُ آخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنْ صِيَامِي لِشَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ وَ اَعُوْذُ بِكَ اَنْ يَطْلُعَ فَجْرُ هٰذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ اِلَّا وَ قَدْ غَفَرْتَ لِي
Supplication 4
Sayyid Ibn Tawus and Shaykh al-Saduq have both narrated the following on the authority of Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah al-Ansari:
I visited the Messenger of Allah (a.s.) on the last Friday of Ramaḍān. As he saw me, he said: O Jabir, this is the last Friday of Ramaḍān. You should thus bid farewell to it by saying the following:

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَا تَجْعَلْهُ آخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنْ صِيَامِنَا اِيَّاهُ فَاِنْ جَعَلْتَهُ فَاجْعَلْنِي مَرْحُوْمًا وَ لَا تَجْعَلْنِي مَحْرُوْمًا

Verily, whoever says this supplication will win one of the two good things; either attaining the next Ramaḍān or having the forgiveness and mercy of Almighty Allah.

10 rakat prayer
Sayyid Ibn Tawus and al-Kaf’ami have reported the Holy Prophet (s) as saying, “At the last night of Ramaḍān, one may offer a prayer consisting of ten units at each of which Surah al-Faatehah is recited once and Surah al-Tawheed repeated ten times. In the ruku’ and sujud, the following may be repeated ten times:

سُبْحَانَ اللّٰهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهُ وَ اللّٰهُ اَكْبَرُ

After each couple of units, one may recite the tashahhud and taslim. After the completion of the ten units, one may recite the taslim and repeat istigfar 1000 times.

After that, one may prostrate and recite the following:

يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَ الْاِكْرَامِ يَا رَحْمَانَ الدُّنْيَا وَ الْآخِرَةِ وَ رَحِيْمَهُمَا يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ يَا اِلٰهَ الْاَوَّلِيْنَ وَ الْآخِرِيْنَ اغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُْوبَنَا وَ تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا صَلَاتَنَا وَ صِيَامَنَا وَ قِيَامَنَا

The Holy Prophet (s) then continues, “I swear by Him Who has sent me with the truth as prophet, Archangel Gabriel has reported to me from Archangel Seraph who directly reports from Almighty Allah that one who offers that prayer will not raise his head from prostration before Almighty Allah forgives him, accepts his acts during the month of Ramaḍān, and overlooks his sins... etc.”

It is worth mentioning that other narrations have confirmed that this prayer is offered on the Night of ‘Id al-Fitr (i.e. the first night of Shawwal) with a little difference in the form of the supplication.