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“O son! I am teaching you a dua- Imam Husain(a.s)

A Gift from Imam Al-Husayn (A.S.)

(courtesy – Al Mahdi Center – Wesses – UK)

On the 10th day of Muharram, known as the day of ‘Aashura, in the year 61 A.H. when Imam Abu ‘Abdillahil Hussein (as) came into the tent to bid farewell to his family members, he held the hand of his sick son, Ali ibn al-Hussein (as) and pressed it against his chest. He (as) then said,

“O son! I am teaching you a dua’ which you should remember. Angel Jibrael taught it to my grandfather the messenger of Allah who passed it to my mother Fatima. Whenever you have a special need or are faced with any calamity or crises, or are inflicted with any grief or hardship, then recite the following supplication”:



By the truth of Yaseen (a title of the Holy Prophet) and the Quran full of wisdom And for the sake of Taa-haa (another title of the Holy Prophet) and the great Quran O He Who is able to fulfil the desires of those ask. O He Who knows what is in the heart. O He Who banishes sorrow from the sorrowful. O He Who dispels grief from those who grieve. O He Who is merciful to old men. O He Who provides for infants. O He Who needs not to be explained. Send blessings upon Muhammad and his progeny and fulfil for me…(mention your wishes)

Mafateeh al-Jinaan, page no. 380

Ask your Hajaats after reading this Dua’. Insha’Allah your Duas’ will be accepted May Allah swt fulfill all your legitimate wishes with the Wasila of this Dua.

Late Ahmed Hussein Sheriff in his book “Imam Hussein (as), as his words potray”

comments on the above dua’ as thus:

This dua’ in fact is meant to be a lesson to us not to get shaken in faith even under most trying circumstances. The words contained in the dua’ are meant to convey to us that Allah (SWT) is fully aware of what is going on in our hearts. He is capable of dispelling our sorrows and griefs and He is the only One Who can fulfil all our desires. What is required of us is always to have full trust in Him and rely upon Him and Him alone.

He further adds:

As such, we are taught to present our desires and our problems through intermediaries and with the recommendations of the divinely chosen personalities in the persons of Muhammad ( saww) and his progeny. We are therefore required to invoke blessings upon Muhammad (saww) and his progeny whilst invoking to Almighty God.



In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficient, the Most Merciful

How Duas are Answered? {Time of Dua}

As-salamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahe wa Barakatahu

(Mail continued from previous mails, it’s a bit long, but comprehensive, completing the discussion on Time of Dua)


a. Friday and Friday night

b. On Wednesday between noon and afternoon
c. Time of night prayer 
d. The first one sixth of midnight.
e. One third of the last hours of night
About recommended prayer after midnight, Imam Sadeq (AS) says:
“Don’t let your eyes fully enjoy sleep, for eyes are the least thankful to Allah.” 

In this connection, the Holy Prophet of Islam has said: 

“When a true believer rises up to please Allah with the recommended prayer after midnight, while slumber has overpowered his eyes, Allah speaks proudly to His angels saying: Do you see this servant of mine who has risen up to perform the prayer which is not obligatory! Therefore I take you as witness that I have forgiven his sins .”

f. Grand Night (Leylatolqadr)
g. Ahya Nights (spending night awake)
There are four nights during which keeping vigil is recommended.  These nights are:  

  1. The first night of Rajab  
  2. The night of fifteenth of Sha-baan.  
  3. The night of E’edul Fitr  
  4. The night of E’edul D’uh’aa  

It is related that:  
It was surprising for Imam Ali (a.s.) to be idle on such nights and not to pray.”(meaning he would spend all night in Ebadat)

h.  Araf day  
It is a day for prayer (Dua) and asking one’s need.  Hence although observing fast is highly recommended if one becomes too ill to pray, it is better to pray and not fast.  
i.  When wind is blowing  
j.  When call to prayer is made (Azaan)  
k. When it is raining  
l.  When the first drop of a martyr’s blood is dripped.  

Zeid shahham has quoted Imam Sadeq (AS) as saying:

“Pray on four occasions: When the wind is blowing, at noon, when rain is falling, and when the first drop of a believer’s blood drips, for at such times the gates of heavens are opened.”  

Imam Sadeq (AS) also has said:  

“When noon arrives, the gates of heavens will be opened and great desires will be fulfilled.”  
The Imam was asked how long?  The Imam said: 
“During a time one can perform a four-rakat prayer with tranquility.”  

m.  From dawn to sunrise  
Abol Sabak Kanani quotes Imam Baqer (AS) as saying:

“Allah answers the call of those servants of His who often pray (Dua).  Therefore, pray at dawns until sunrise, for the gates of paradise are opened at this time.  Daily food is distributed at this time and great needs are met.” 

Reference :

Oddatul Daee (The Asset of the Supplicant), Hadees 78 to 83

Throughout Friday night Allah calls:


Declared Imam Mohammad al-Baqer ( A.S.) ” Throughout Friday night Allah calls:

* Isn’t there any believing servant who calls upon Me until before dawn so that I will grant his worldly and spiritual request?
* Isn’t there any believing servant who repents his sins before down so that I will forgive him?
* Isn’t there any believing servant whose sustenance is meager and asks Me to increase it before dawn so that I will increase his sustenance?
* Isn’t there any ailing and believing servant who asks Me to heal him before dawn so that I will heal him?
* Isn’t there any imprisoned servant who asks Me to free him from prison so that I will free him from prison?
* Isn’t there any oppressed believing servant who asks Me to take his right from the oppressor before dawn so that I will help him and restore his right?

Reference :  1. Oddatul Daee (The Asset of the Supplicant), Hadees 67.

Etiquette of Dua (or How To Supplicate to Allah)


The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. As we spend more and more time reciting Dua’s during the holy months of Rajab, Shabaan, and Ramadhan, it is necessary to know the correct etiquette of Dua. Supplicating to the Almighty should be done in the appropriate manner – in the manner that Allah loves – in order to benefit fully from it. The following are some of the Etiquette of Dua according to Hadith.Begin with Bismillah

A Hadith of the Holy Prophet(S) says:
No dua which has Basmalah (saying of Bismillahir Rahmaneer Raheem) at the beginning of it is rejected. A dua should begin in the name of Allah, putting all trust and hope in Him alone. Describing Him as Kind and Merciful creates confidence that the dua will not be rejected.

Send Blessings on Muhammad(S) and his Family(A)

A Hadith of the 6th Imam(A), Imam Ja’far Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq(A) says:
Whoever has a wish he wants Allah to fulfill, let him begin with blessings on Muhammad(S) and his Family(A), then let him ask his wish, and end by sending blessings on Muhammad(S) and his Family(A). Allah is nobler than to accept the first and the last (the blessings) and reject the middle. Salawat is a dua for the Holy Prophet(S) and his Family(A). Whoever includes that dua is assured of the acceptance of his dua for himself.

Praise and Glorify Allah

Every Dua should begin with the praise of Allah, the recognition that He alone has the Power and Might over everything. A supplicant increases in his humility as he acknowledges the greatness of the Almighty. He realizes that everything is in the control of God, and if He wishes, the dua can be accepted and answered immediately.

Acknowledgement of Sins

When supplicating to Allah, one should be aware of and confess that one is a sinner, undeserving of the favor of Allah. Humility and apprehensiveness are commendable qualities in the one who supplicates.

Pray emotionally

Allah says in Hadith Qudsi to Nabi Isa(A) (Prophet Jesus(A) son of Mary(A)):
O Isa! When you ask from me, supplicate to me the supplication of the grief stricken, the overwhelmed, the one who has no helper . . . and do not supplicate to Me except in an emotional state. Your grief should be only one. Whenever you pray to Me in such a way, I shall answer you. A soft heart and tears are the best weapons of a human being in his quest to achieve nearness to Allah. When one prays emotionally, the Dua is very sincere and acceptance is assured.

 Pray for others

Whoever prays for others pleases the Almighty greatly. A Hadith of our 5th Imam(A), Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A) says:
Nothing is more swiftly answered than a Dua recited for others. According to the Holy Prophet(S), the Dua of a believer for other believers is returned to him as many times as the number of believing men and women from the beginning of creation to the Day of Judgement.

Have confidence that Allah will answer your Prayers

When praying, the supplicant must have trust that Allah will answer his prayers. A Hadith says, Whenever you recite Dua, assume that what you need is at the door.

Please don’t forget us in your adiyaat (plural of dua’ – supplications), especially in the blessed month of Ramadhan, as well as throughout the year.


There are many places in Iraq where it is said that if you recite dua 
at these places then hell is haraam for you.  I have also heard that 
if you recite dua Jawshan - e - Kabeer on the three principal Shab - 
e - Kadr nights then the fire of hell will refuse to touch you.  But, 
a lot of sinful people also do these activities, how can they be 
promised heaven without punishment?


First and foremost, there is assumption in the question that if Hell is
prohibited on someone, it automatically warrants entry into Paradise. This
is not so as there is also A'araf to think of.

Secondly, there are verses in the Holy Quran which say who will be banished
to the fire of Hell. These include people who comitted acts that many of us
may find ourselves committing htem quite often (May the Almighty protect
us). For example, verse 50:24-26 which says,

' (It will be commanded) Cast ye two (angels) into hell every ingrate
rebel; the forbidder of good, the transgressor, the doubter; who did set up
with God other gods, then cast him ye two into the severe chastisement.'

We find there are so many actions and deeds in our life that will (God
forbid) result in the punishment of the Fire of Hell. Thus our only
recourse is to the grace and mercy of the Almighty and this we invoke with
Duas and other acts as mentioned in your question. We only hope and pray
that Allah will accept our attempts to invoke His mercy and that He will
forgive us our shortcomings - Amen

Wa Minallaahit Tawfiq

Mustafa Jaffer

Sura Yasin Dua for concealing something from opponent

Sura Yasin Dua for concealing something from opponent

 At the time of Hijrat ,the prophet recited the following ayats from Sura Yasin (36),so that the enemies COULD NOT SEE even when he escaped in fron of their eyes from Mecca

V 8Inna Ja’alna fe A’ Na ke him  Agh la lan   fa heya ila   al azkaan   fa hum   mukmahun 

Verily we have put on their necks iron collars reaching upto their chins so that their heads are raised up.

 V 9 Wa ja alna mim bayne Aide him saddawn min khal fe him saddan fa agshaina hum fa hum la yubseroon 

And we have put a barrier before them & a barrier behind them,and We have covered them up,so that they cannot see



Janabe Umme Salma was widowed in medina & in difficulty when she requested the Prophet(pbuh) for a dua. The prophet asked her to recite this  Dua
As a consequence she became the wife of the Best human being on earth! ,when there was NO hope of earning respect & a decent living.

“Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raje oon .Allahummajalni farajawn wa makhrajan war zuqni khaira min haiso ahtasibo wa min haiso la ahtasib , be haqqe Mohammadin wa ale mohammad”

..Let my affairs be free from care & make them profitable & give me means of livelihood from  my share & from where I have no expectation..

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