15th Sha’ban – Amaal & Dua’a
The Holy Prophet (sa.) had said that during the night of 15th Shaba’an the Almighty takes decisions in the matters of sustenance, life and death and welfare of the people. Next to the “Night of Qadr” the night of 15th Sha’baan is the most auspicious night (also known as “night of Baraat”). According to the Imams Muhammad bin Ali Al Baqir (as.) and Jaa’far bin Muhammad As Sadiq (as.) Allah swt has promised to fulfill every legitimate desire put forward to Him tonight. During this night Allah (swt) bestows on HIS people from HIS bounty & forgives them out of HIS grace & generosity .Of the blessings of this night is that ,at the dawn of this night ,was born the Leader of the Time Imam Mehdi (atfs) in Samarra -Iraq in the yr 255 AH .
Ahadith in the book Iqbalul A‘mal “Therefore, stay awake this night in prayer and worship and encourage your Ummah to also keep awake this night in order to get closer to Allah (Glorified and Exalted is He) through their actions since this is a noble night. This is a night in which not a single person supplicates to Allah except that his prayers are accepted. Nobody asks for a single thing on this night except that it will be given to him. No one asks Allah for forgiveness except that his sins are wiped out. No one turns in repentance to Allah except that He accepts their repentance. Whoever is deprived of the goodness of this night has definitely been deprived of something great.”
Almighty Allah has chosen this night for the Ahl ul-Bayt, in the same way as He has chosen the Qadr Night for our Prophet(peace be upon him and his Family.)
The first thing that that Salik (the Wayfarer on the path towards Allah, Glorified and Exalted is He) must perform on this night is that he must remove the material pleasures and enjoyments of this world from in front of his eyes (and from his heart) and in order to make the most of this special night and ensure that all of his actions are performed properly, he must think to himself that tonight is his last night on this Earth (meaning that tomorrow he shall die) and thus, he will no longer have the opportunity to perform any more good deeds and that tomorrow the Day of Judgment will take place.
It is advisable to stay awake during this full night in prayer as it has many rewards, hadith has confirmed that as for one who spends this whole night with acts of worship, his heart will not die when other hearts die.
1)Recite 100 times :سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَالْحَمْدُلِلّهِ وَلا إلهَ إلاَّ اللّه وَاللّهُ أَكْبَرُ
Subh’aanallah Walh’amdu Lillah Wa-Laa Ilaaha Illallah Ho Wal Allahu Akbar
2) Take Ghusl (Bath) with the thought of washing away sins & as if its your last Ghusl.
3) Recite 100 times ‘Astaghfirullah ‘ with attention to seeking forgiveness.
4) Recite Ziarat of Imam Husayn(as) & Special Ziarat of Imam Husayn(as) for 15 Shaban as all the Prophets & Angels visit the Imam on this night.
As a short salutation ,one may go to the terrace/elevated place, look left, right & towards the sky & recite :- Assalamu Alalika Ya Aba Abdillah Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah e wabarakatoh
السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ اللّه السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ وَرَحْمَةُ اللّه وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
Peace be upon you; O Aba-`Abdullah! Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.
5) Recite Namaz /Salaat of Jafar-e-Tayyar
6) Recite Dua Kumayl for Seeking forgiveness. In Hadith, it is mentioned that Kumayl ibn Ziyad said, “I was sitting with my master Amir al-Mominin ‘Ali ibn Abu Talib (peace be upon him) in Masjid Kufa and a group of companions were also sitting with him. One of them asked him what the meaning of the verse ‘Whereupon every wise command is made clear.’ (Surah ad-Dukhan, Verse 4) The Imam (peace be upon him) replied, The meaning of this is the night of the 15th of Sha‘ban. I swear by the One who holds the life of ‘Ali in His hands there is not a single servant of Allah except that all the good and bad that will reach him in this year is divided up and handed out on the 15th of Sha‘ban and this good and bad will continue from the 15th of Sha‘ban until the next year on the same night. The servant who stays up this night and recites the Du‘a of Khidr will have his supplications answered.” This dua taught to Kumayl ibn Ziad is now known popularly as Dua e Kumayl.
7) One must seek closeness to Imam al-Mehdi (may Allah hasten his return) the Hujjah of our Time; Wali al-‘Amr; the Greatest Secret (of Allah); the possessor of the divine Occultation and inviter to the message of the Prophet; the Successor of all Prophets and the Successor of all Successors of the Prophets; the physical manifestation of the Justice of Allah; the Flag of Guidance; the one who will destroy all corruption and oppression and those who oppose the truth; the destroyer of the enemies of Allah – the misguided and the disbelievers; the one who will purify the Earth of deviation and worship of the self; the greatest sign of Allah; the one who acts as the connection between the heavens and the earth; our Imam, Master and Qaim, al-Mahdi – may my soul and the souls of all of those in the universe be sacrificed for him.
8) On this night, one should also be busy in Ziyarat, Munajat and asking our desires and complaining of our separation from our awaited Imam. One may write an Ariza(Letter)to Imam as well .Our supplications and Salat should always be performed with the thought in the back of our minds of the distance from our leader however we should also keep in mind and be thankful to Allah swt that we are blessed with such a guide. Recite the duas relating to the Imam (atfs) Dua Nudba , Isteghasa & Ziarat Aale Yasin of the Ahlulbayt(as).
9)Recite the following dua’a to welcome the birth of the Living Imam who was born on 15th Shaba’an 255 AH (It has the status of salutation to Imam): Mp3
O my Allah for the sake of this night we are now in, for the sake of he who was born tonight, Thy decisive argument, Thy “promise”, that Thou joined with it as a favour to keep alive its superiority, so Thou fulfilled Thy words truly and justly; no one can change Thy Words nor obscure Thy signs.
Thy Light, soft, pleasant and caressing, Thy splendor, had come in view bright and brilliant, for the “Bright sigh”, (so far) invisible and hidden in the obscurity of the darkness, the covering had been taken off, his arrival in this world was the basis of all kindness, the Angels stood witness.
Almighty Allah will help him and support him when the promise (the event of the beginning of his reign) come true, the Angels will be among his troops, (he will be) a fatal blow from Allah that will never miss the aim a light from Him that will never grow dim, a gentle matured disposition that will never jeopardize the truth. The motive and reason of the course of events, the honour and estimation of time, the “Ulil—Amr” (in charge of Allah’s affairs).
Accompany that which comes down in the “Grand Night” the controllers of the Day of Judgment and resurrection, interpreters of the “Revelations”, and those who make known what to do and what not to do.
O Allah send blessing on their seal and representative, un seeable to their people, make his days, his return, his time, reach maturity, (let us be with him), as his helpers, let us be his attacking comrades to hunt up and eliminate the beasts (in human shapes), register our names as his supporters and sincere friends, bring us to life again in his reign, gentle and loving, happy and satisfied in his company, and steadfast in his cause, free from sins, O the Most Merciful!
(All) praise is for Allah, the Lords of the worlds! His blessings be on our Chief, Muhammad, the Last Prophet and Messenger, and on his dependable “Ahlul Bayt”, his truth—revealing children, and condemn all the oppressors and keep back from evil they unleash at us, O the Best Ruler!
اللّهُمَّ بِحَقِّ لَيْلَتِنَا هذِهِ وَمَوْلُودِهَا
الَّتِي قَرَنْتَ إلَى فَضْلِهَا فَضْلاً،
فَتَمَّتْ كَلِمَتُكَ صِدْقاً وَعَدْلاً،
لا مُبَدِّلَ لِكَلِمَاتِكَ، وَلا مُعَقِّبَ لآيَاتِكَ،
نُورُكَ الْمُتَأَلِّقُ، وَضِيَاؤُكَ الْمُشْرِقُ،
وَالْعَلَمُ النُّورُ فِي طَخْيَاءِ الدَّيْجُورِ، الْغَائِبُ الْمَسْتُورُ
جَلَّ مَوْلِدُهُ، وَكَرُمَ مَحْتِدُهُ، وَالْمَلائِكَةُ شُهَّدُهُ،
وَاللّهُ نَاصِرُهُ وَمُؤَيِّدُهُ، إذَا آنَ مِيعَادُهُ وَالْمَلائِكَةُ أَمْدَادُهُ،
سَيْفُ اللّهِ الَّذِي لا يَنْبُو، وَنُورُهُ الَّذِي لا يَخْبُو،
وَذُو الْحِلْمِ الَّذِي لا يَصْبُو، مَدَارُ الدَّهْرِ،
وَنَوَامِيسُ الْعَصْرِ، وَوُلاةُ الأَمْرِ،
وَالْمُنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمْ مَا يَتَنَزَّلُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ،
وَأَصْحَابُ الْحَشْرِ وَالنَّشْرِ،
تَرَاجِمَةُ وَحْيِهِ، وَوُلاةُ أَمْرِهِ وَنَهْيِهِ.
اللّهُمَّ فَصَلِّ عَلَى خَاتِمِهِمْ وَقَائِمِهِمُ
الْمَسْتُورِ عَنْ عَوَالِمِهِمْ.اللّهُمَّ وَأَدْرِكْ بِنَا أَيَّامَهُ
وَظُهُورَهُ وَقِيَامَهُ، وَاجْعَلْنَا مِنْ أَنْصَارِهِ،
وَاقْرِنْ ثأْرَنَا بِثَأْرِهِ، وَاكْتُبْنَا فِي أَعْوَانِهِ وَخُلَصَائِهِ،
وَأَحْيِنَا فِي دَوْلَتِهِ نَاعِمِينَ، وَبِصُحْبَتِهِ غَانِمِينَ،
وَبِحَقِّهِ قَائِمِينَ،وَمِنَ السُّوءِ سَالِمِينَ، يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ،
وَالْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ، وَصَلَوَاتُهُ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ
خَاتَمِ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالْمُرْسَلِينَ وَعَلَى أَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ الصَّادِقِينَ
وَعِتْرَتِهِ النَّاطِقِينَ، وَالْعَنْ جَمِيعَ الظَّالِمِينَ،
وَاحْكُمْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَهُمْ يَا أَحْكَمَ الْحَاكِمِينَ.
Allaahumma Bih’aaqi Lay Latinaa Haad’ihi Wa Mawloodihaa Wa H’ujjatika Wa Maw—o’odihal Latee Qaranta Ilaa Faz”lihaa Faz”laa Fatammat Kalimatuka S’idqan Wa A’dlaa Laa Mubaddila Li—kalimaatika Wa Laa Mu—a’qqiba Li—ayaatika Noorukal Muta—alliqu Wa Z”iyaaa—ukal Mushirqu Wal A’lamun Nooru Fee T’akhyaaa—id Dayjorril Ghaaa—ibul Mastooru Jalla Mawliduhu Wa Karuma Mah’tiduhu Wal Malaaa—ikatu Shuhhaduhu Walaahu Naas’iruhu Wa Mu—ayyiduhu Id’aa—aana Mee—a’aduhu Wal Malaaa—ikatu Amdaaduhu Sayfullaahillad’ee Laa Yanboo Wa Nooruhullad’ee Laa Yakhboo Wa D’ul H’ilmillad’ee Laa Yas’boo Madaarud Dahri Wa Nawaameesul A’s’ri Wa Wulaatul Amri Wal Munazzalu A’layhim Maa Yatanazzalu Fee Laylatil Qadr Wa As’h’aabul H’ashri Wan Nashri Taraajimata Wahlyii Wa Wulaatu Amrihi Wa Nahyihi
Allaahumma Fa—s’alli A’laa Khaatimihim Wa Qaaa-imihimul Mastooria’n A’waalimihim Wa Adrik Binaa Ayyaamahu Wa Wa Z’uhoorahu Wa Qiyaamahu Was—a’lnaa Min Ans’aarihi Waq—rin Thaaranaa Bi—thaarihi Wak—tubnaa Fee Aa’—waanihi Wa Wa Ah’yinaa Fee Dawlatihi Naa—i’meena Wa Bi—s’uh’batihi Ghaanimeena Wa Bih’aqqihi Qaaa—imeena Wa Minas Sooo—i Saalimeen Yaa Arh’amar Raah’imeen Wa Alh’amdu Lillaahi Rabbil A’alimeen Wa S’alawaatuhu A’laa Sayyidinaa Muh’ammadin Khaatimin Nabiyyeena Wal Mursaleen Wa A’laa Ahlibaytihis’s’aadiqeena Wa I’tratihin Naat’qeen Wal—a’njamee—a’z Z’aalimeena Wah’—kum Baynaana Wa Baynaahum Yaa Ah’kamal H’aakimeen
10) Recite Du’a as taught by Imam Sadiq (as) to Ismail bin Fadhal Hashamy: Mp3
O Allah, You are, The Ever-living, the self-subsiding, The most High, the Mighty The Creator, the Provider, The Giver of life and death, The Initiator, the Originator
For You is Glory and Excellence, Praise and Grace, Generosity and Honor. For You is the Order, and Magnificence and gratitude.
You are Alone, there is no partner for You. O One, O Absolute one. O he who has not given birth nor was He born, and there is none equal to Him.
Bless Muhammad and his family, and forgive me, have mercy on me, and suffice for what is important to me. Fulfill my debts, and increase my sustenance.
For Surely, on this night, every affair is decreed, and You provide sustenance to whomever You please from your creation. So provide me, for You are the bets of the providers.
And You have said, and You are the best of those who say and utter, “And ask Allah from His Bounty” So I ask You from Your Bounty, and You only I seek, and on the son of Your Prophet I lean, in You I have hope, then have mercy on me, O Most Merciful of the Merciful.
اللّهُمَّ أَنْتَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ الْخَالِقُ الرَّازِقُ الْمُحْيِي الْمُمِيتُ الْبَدِيءُ الْبَدِيعُ، لَكَ الْجَلالُ،
وَلَكَ الْفَضْلُ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ، وَلَكَ الْمَنُّ، وَلَكَ الْجُودُ،
وَلَكَ الْكَرَمُ، وَلَكَ الأَمْرُ، وَلَكَ الْمَجْدُ، وَلَكَ الشُّكْرُ،
وَحْدَكَ لا شَرِيكَ لَكَ، يَا وَاحِدُ يَا أَحَدُ يَا صَمَدُ
يَا مَنْ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً أَحَدٌ،
صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاغْفِرْ لِي وَارْحَمْنِي
وَاكْفِنِي مَا أَهَمَّنِي وَاقْضِ دَيْنِي،
وَوَسِّعْ عَلَيَّ فِي رِزْقِي،
فَإنَّكَ فِي هذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ كُلَّ أَمْرٍ حَكِيمٍ تَفْرُقُ،
وَمَنْ تَشَاءُ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ تَرْزُقُ،
فَارْزُقْنِي وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ،
فَإنَّكَ قُلْتَ وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ الْقَائِلِينَ النَّاطِقِينَ:
(وَاسْأَلُوَا اللّهَ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ) فَمِنْ فَضْلِكَ أَسْأَلُ،
وَإيَّاكَ قَصَدْتُ، وَابْنَ نَبِيِّكَ اعْتَمَدْتُ،
وَلَكَ رَجَوْتُ، فَارْحَمْنِي يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.
Alahumma anta alhayyu alqayyumu al
aliyyu ala¨imu alkhaliqu alrraziqu almuhiy almumitu albadi‘u albadi
u laka aljalalu wa laka alfazluwa laka alhamdu wa laka almann wa laka aljudu wa laka alkaramu wa laka alamru wa laka almajdu wa laka alshshkru wa hdaka la sharika laka ya wahidu ya ahadu ya samadu ya man lam yalid wa lam yulad wa lam yakun lahu kufwan ahadun salliala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin waghfir li warhamny wakfiny ma ahammany waqzi dayni wa wassi
alayy fi rizqi fa’innaka fi hadhihi allaylati kull amrin hakimin tafruqu wa man tasha‘u min khalqika tarzuqu farzuqny wa anta khayru alrraziqina fa’innaka qulta wa anta khayru alqa’ilina alnna§iqina: “was-alu allaha min fazlihi” famin fazlika as-alu wa ‘iyyaka qasadtu wabna nabiyyka a`tamadtu wa laka rajawtu farhamny ya arhama alrrahimina
11) Recite Dua which the Holy Prophet(saws) used to recite during this eve: Mp3
O Allah, grant us a part of Your fear, that acts as a barrier between us and Your disobedience,
Your obedience, that helps us achieve Your pleasure,
the certainty that makes the miseries of the world seem insignificant.
O Allah, make us enjoy, our hearing, our sight, our strength as long as You Keep us alive.
Make us take rise against those who oppress us, and help us against those who show animosity to us.
Place not our miseries in our religion,
and let not this world be our biggest concern, nor the extent of our knowledge.
And do not appoint over us one who has no mercy on us, by your mercy,
O Most Merciful of the Merciful
اللّهُمَّ اقْسِمْ لَنَا مِنْ خَشْيَتِكَ مَا يَحُولُ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ مَعْصِيَتِكَ،
وَمِنْ طَاعَتِكَ مَا تُبَلِّغُنَا بِهِ رِضْوَانَكَ،
وَمِنَ الْيَقِينِ مَا يَهُونُ عَلَيْنَا بِهِ مُصِيبَاتُ الدُّنْيَا.
اللّهُمَّ أَمْتِعْنَا بِأَسْمَاعِنَا وَأَبْصَارِنَا وَقُوَّتِنَا
مَا أَحْيَيْتَنَا وَاجْعَلْهُ الْوَارِثَ مِنَّا،
وَاجْعَلْ ثأْرَنَا عَلَى مَنْ ظَلَمَنَا،
وَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى مَنْ عَادَانَا،
وَلا تَجْعَلْ مُصِيبَتَنَا فِي دِينِنَا،
وَلا تَجْعَلِ الدُّنْيَا أَكْبَرَ هَمِّنَا وَلا مَبْلَغَ عِلْمِنَا،
وَلا تُسَلِّطْ عَلَيْنَا مَنْ لا يَرْحَمُنَا،
بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.
12) Imam Muhammad Al Baaqir and Imam Jaa’far As Saadiq (A.S.) used to pray a 4 Raka’t Salaat tonight as under:In Every Raka’t recite Soorah Al Faatih’ah 100 times and Soorah Al Ikhlass 100 times After the Salaam recite the following dua’a: Mp3
O my Allah! I am, before Thee a needy, afraid of Thy displeasure, but hopeful of receiving Thy protection.
O my Allah do not substitute my name (from the list of the faithful), nor let my body (material aspects) undergo a change, nor put me to severe test and trial, nor subject me to the enemy’s ridicule.
I take refuge with Thy forgiveness to avoid Thy retribution, I take refuge with Thy mercy to avoid Thy punishment, I take refuge with Thy indulgence to avoid Thy displeasure, I take refuge with Thee from Thee, Glorious and sublime is Thy praise as Thou praises Thyself, but above and beyond that which the best orators say.
Allaahumma Innee Ilayka Faqeerun Wa Min A’d’aabika Khaa—ifun Mustajeer
Allaahumma Laa Tubaddilismee Wa Laa Tughayyir Jismee Wa Laa Tajhad Balaa—ee Wa Laa Tushmit Bee Aa’—daa—ee
A—o’od’ubi—a’fwika Min I’qaabika Wa A—o’od’u Birah’matika Min A’d’aabika Wa A—o’od’u Bi—riz”aaka Min Sakhat’ika Wa A—o’od’u Bika Minka
Jallaa Thanaa—uka Anta Kamaa Athnayta A’laa Nafzika Wa Fawqa Maa Yaqoolu8l Qaaa—iloon.
13) Imam Jaa’far bin Muhammad As Sadiq (A.S.) had advised the faithfuls to pray a 2 Raka’t Namaaz tonight, after Ishaa prayers, as under: In the first Raka’t recite Soorah Al Faatih’ah and Soorah Al Kaafiroon. In the second Raka’t recite Soorah Al Faatih’ah and Soorah Al Ikhlaas. After the Salaam recite “Tasbih of Faatimah Zahraa A.S.”. ie -subhanallah’ thirty-three times, ‘alhamdulillah’ thirty-three times, and ‘allahu-akbar’ thirty-four times and then following Dua’a: Mp3
O He to whom the bondmen turn to in the event of urgent important matters; and unto whom run for help the people when the misfortune strikes!
O He who knows the hidden as well as the evident! O He who is not unaware of the bias of the suspicious mind, and the clever activity of the fanciful deviating intellect!
O Lord of the cosmos and the creatures dwelling therein! O He who exercises full authority over the domain of the heavens and the earths! Thou art Allah,There is no God save Thou,
I stride apace unto Thee with “There is no god save Thou” (on my lips), therefore O “There is no god save Thou”, treat me tonight like the one whom Thou paid attention, took pity and heard his prayer, and, aware of his trembling, tolerated and overlooked his past misdeeds and may mistakes to give answer to his cry of help,
I surrender myself to Thee along with my transgressions and make a request to please keep my defects undisclosed.
O my Allah put me again in good condition (because) Thou art Generous and kind, take off the loads of my errors (because) Thou art loving and oft-forgiving, cover me with Thy mercy tonight (because) Thou shows generosity in abundance, let me be tonight among Thy friends whom Thou elected to obey Thee, when Thou selected to worship Thee, and kept them sincerely attached and committed to Thee.
O my Allah let me be like the one who finds happiness in his efforts and makes full use of the good fortune made available to him, let me be like the one who kept from evil, therefore, lived a life free of cares; exercised self-control, therefore won easily. Spare and free me for the cravings I have accumulated, prevent me from the wasteful conduct that transgress Thy bounds, discipline me in Thy obedience which will direct me to Thy neighborhood, very near to Thee.
My Lord and master with Thee the hunted refugee take refuge, the beseecher humbly makes a request to Thee, the repentant guilty, apologetic, relies on Thy liberal kindness, Thou trained and educated Thy servants thoroughly to be kind and liberal, Thou art the most kind of all those who show kindness;
Thou developed Thy servants to be forgiving and compassionate, Thou art Of-Forgiving Merciful. O my Allah do not keep from me that which I expect to get from Thy generosity, do not send me away from Thy boundless reservoir of bounties, do not exclude me from the share Thou distribute freely tonight to the people who obey Thee, and take me in under Thy sanctuary to protect me from the evil of the wild creatures.
Lord! If I am not among the deserving, Thou art Liberal, indulgent, and Oft-Forgiving , so give me to my heart’s content in accordance with Thy (Omni) potence, not what I deserve; l because my expectations are very high, my hopes live in hope of sure fulfillment, I cling to and hang on Thy liberal generosity, verily Thou art the most Merciful of all who show mercy, and the most generous of all who vie in generosity .
O my Allah designate me clearly to obtain freely my share from Thy bounties. I seek refuge with Thy forgiveness to avoid the penalty Thou may decide, be lenient to me in the matter of sins that have wrapped up and held in check my refinement, and thus brought me into distress, (so that) I take steps to be good for the sake of Thy pleasure, live in ease and peace on account of Thy uninterrupted endowments, and prosper on account of Thy countless bounties.
As I enjoy Thy protection and lay myself at the mercy of Thy generosity, take refuge with Thy forgiveness to avoid the penalty Thou may decide and with Thy indulgence to avoid Thy anger, give me that which I asked for, and made a request to Thee most humbly, I beseech Thee; For Thee nothing is beyond Thy power.
يَا مَنْ إلَيْهِ مَلْجَأُ الْعِبَادِ فِي الْمُهِمَّاتِ، وَإلَيْهِ يَفْزَعُ الْخَلْقُ فِي الْمُلِمَّاتِ،
يَا عَالِمَ الْجَهْرِ وَالْخَفِيَّاتِ، يَا مَنْ لا تَخْفَى عَلَيْهِ خَوَاطِرُ الأَوْهَامِ وَتَصَرُّفُ الْخَطَرَاتِ،
يَارَبَّ الْخَلائِقِ وَالْبَرِيَّاتِ،يَا مَنْ بِيَدِهِ مَلَكُوتُ الأَرَضِينَ وَالسَّمَاوَاتِ، أَنْتَ اللّهُ لا إلهَ إلاَّ أَنْتَ،
أَمُتُّ إلَيْكَ بِلا إلهَ إلاَّ أَنْتَ، فَيَا لا إلهَ إلاَّ أَنْتَ اجْعَلْنِي فِي هذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ مِمَّنْ نَظَرْتَ إلَيْهِ فَرَحِمْتَهُ،
وَسَمِعْتَ دُعَاءَهُ فَأَجَبْتَهُ،
وَعَلِمْتَ اسْتِقَالَتَهُ فَأَقَلْتَهُ،
وَتَجَاوَزْتَ عَنْ سَالِفِ خَطِيئَتِهِ وَعَظِيمِ جَرِيرَتِهِ،
فَقَدِ اسْتَجَرْتُ بِكَ مِنْ ذُنُوبِي، وَلَجَأْتُ إلَيْكَ فِي سَتْرِ عُيُوبِي.
اللّهُمَّ فَجُدْ عَلَيَّ بِكَرَمِكَ وَفَضلِكَ،
وَاحْطُطْ خَطَايَايَ بِحِلْمِكَ وَعَفْوِكَ،
وَتَغَمَّدْنِي فِي هذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ بِسَابِغِ كَرَامَتِكَ،
وَاجْعَلْنِي فِيهَا مِنْ أَوْلِيَائِكَ الَّذِينَ اجْتَبَيْتَهُمْ لِطَاعَتِكَ،
وَاخْتَرْتَهُمْ لِعِبَادَتِكَ، وَجَعَلْتَهُمْ خَالِصَتَكَ وَصِفْوَتَكَ.
اللّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي مِمَّنْ سَعَدَ جَدُّهُ،
وَتَوَفَّرَ مِنَ الْخَيْرَاتِ حَظُّهُ، وَاجْعَلْنِي مِمَّنْ سَلِمَ فَنَعِمَ،
وَفَازَ فَغَنِمَ، وَاكْفِنِي شَرَّ مَا أَسْلَفْتُ، وَاعْصِمْنِي مِنَ الإزْدِيَادِ فِي مَعْصِيَتِكَ، وَحَبِّبْ إلَيَّ طَاعَتَكَ وَمَا يُقَرِّبُنِي مِنْكَ وَيُزْلِفُنِي عِنْدَكَ.
سَيِّدِي إلَيْكَ يَلْجَأُ الْهَارِبُ، وَمِنْكَ يَلْتَمِسُ الطَّالِبُ،
وَعَلَى كَرَمِكَ يُعَوِّلُ الْمُسْتَقِيلُ التَّائِبُ،
أَدَّبْتَ عِبَادَكَ بِالتَّكَرُّمِ وَأَنْتَ أَكْرَمُ الأَكْرَمِينَ،
وَأَمَرْتَ بِالْعَفْوِ عِبَادَكَ وَأَنْتَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ.
اللّهُمَّ فَلا تَحْرِمْنِي مَا رَجَوْتُ مِنْ كَرَمِكَ،
وَلا تُؤْيِسْنِي مِنْ سَابِغِ نِعَمِكَ،
وَلا تُخَيِّبْنِي مِنْ جَزِيلِ قِسَمِكَ فِي هذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ لأهْلِ طَاعَتِكَ،
وَاجْعَلْنِي فِي جُنَّةٍ مِنْ شِرَارِ بَرِيَّتِكَ،
رَبِّ إنْ لَمْ أَكُنْ مِنْ أَهْلِ ذلِكَ فَأَنْتَ أَهْلُ الْكَرَمِ وَالْعَفْوِ وَالْمَغْفِرَةِ، وَجُدْ عَلَيَّ بِمَا أَنْتَ أَهْلُهُ لا بِمَا أَسْتَحِقُّهُ،
فَقَدْ حَسُنَ ظَنِّي بِكَ، وَتَحَقَّقَ رَجَائِي لَكَ،
وَعَلِقَتْ نَفْسِي بِكَرَمِكَ فَأَنْتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ،
اللّهُمَّ وَاخْصُصْنِي مِنْ كَرَمِكَ بِجَزِيلِ قِسَمِكَ،
وَأَعُوذُ بِعَفْوِكَ مِنْ عُقُوبَتِكَ،
وَاغْفِرْ لِيَ الذَّنْبَ الَّذِي يَحْبِسُ عَلَيَّ الْخُلُقَ،
وَيُضَيِّقُ عَلَيَّ الرّزْقَ حَتَّى أَقُومَ بِصَالِحِ رِضَاكَ،
وَأَنْعَمَ بِجَزِيلِ عَطَائِكَ، وَأَسْعَدَ بِسَابِغِ نَعْمَائِكَ،
فَقَدْ لُذْتُ بِحَرَمِكَ، وَتَعَرَّضْتُ لِكَرَمِكَ،
وَاسْتَعَذْتُ بِعَفْوِكَ مِنْ عُقُوبَتِكَ،
وَبِحِلْمِكَ مِنْ غَضَبِكَ،
فَجُدْ بِمَا سَأَلْتُكَ، وَأَنِلْ مَا الْتَمَسْتُ مِنْكَ،
أَسْأَلُكَ بِكَ لا بِشَيْءٍ هُوَ أَعْظَمُ مِنْكَ.
Yaa Man Ilayhi Maljaa—ul I’baadi Fil Muhimmati Wa Ilayhi Yafza-u’l Khalqu Fil Mulimaat Yaa A’alimal Jahri Wal Khafiyyaat Wa Yaa Man Laa Takhfaa A’layhi Khawaat’irul Awhaami Wa Tas’arruful Khat’araat Yaa Rabbal Khalaayiqi Wal Bariyyaat Yaa Man Bi—yadihi Malakootul Arz”eena Was Samaawaat Antallaahu Laa Ilaaha Ilaa Anta Amuttu Ilayka Bi—laa Ilaaha Illaa Anta Fa—yaa Laa Ilaaha Illaa Antaj—a’lnee Fee Haa’dihil Laylati Mimman Naz’arta Ilayhi Fa—rah’matihu Samia’—ta Dua’aa—ahu Fa—ajabtahu Wa A’limtas—tiqaalatahu Fa—aqaltahu Wa Tajaawazta A’n Saalifi Khat’ee—atihi Wa A’z’eemi Jareeratihi Faqadis—tajartu Bika Min D’unoobee Wa Lajaatu Ilayka Fee Satr U’yoobee
Allaahumma Fajud A’layya Bi—karamika Wa Faz”lika Wah’—t’ut’khat’aayaa Ya Bi—h’ilmika Wa A’fwika Wa Taghammadnee Fee Haad’ihil Laylati Bi—saabighi Karaamatika Waj—a’lnee Feehaa Min Awaliyaaa—ikal Lad’eenaj—tabaytahum Li—t’aa—a’tika Wakh—tartahum Li—i’baadatika Wa Ja—a’ltahum Khaalis’ataka Wa S’afwatka Allaahummaj—a’lnee Mimman Sa—a’da Jadduhu Wa Tawaffara Minal Khayraati H’az’zuhu Waj—a’lnee Mimman Salima Fa—na—i’ma Wa Faaza Fa—ghanima
Wak—finee Sharra Maa Aslaftu Waa’—s’imnee Minal Izdiyaadi Fee Maa’—s’iyatika Wa H’abbib Ilayya T’aa—a’taka Wa Man Yuqarribunee Minka Wa Yuzlifunee I’ndaka Sayyidee Ilayka Yaljaa—ul Haaribu Wa Minka Yaltamisut’t’aalibu
Wa A’laa Karamika Yu—a’wwilul Mustaqeelut Taa—ibu Addabta I’baadaka Bit—takarrumi Wa Anta Akramul Akrameen Wa Amarta Bi A’fwi I’baadaka Wa Antal Ghafoorur Rah’eem
Allaahumma Falaa Tah’rimnee Maa Rajawtu Min Karamika Wa Laa Tuwyasnee Min Saabighi Ni—a’mika Wa Laa Tukhayyibnee Min Jazeeli Qismika Fee Haad’ihil Laylati Li—ahli Ta’aa—a’tika Waj—a’lnee Fee Junnatin Min Shiraari Birayyatika Rabbi In Lam Akum Min Ahli D’aalika Fa—anta Ahlul Karmi Wal A’fwi Wal Maghfirati Wajud A’layya Bimaa Anta Ahluhu Laa Bimaa Astah’iqquhu Faqad H’asuna Z’annee Bika Wa Tah’aqqaqa Rajaaa—ee Laka Wa A’liqat Nafsee Bikaramaka Fa Anta Arh’amur Raah’imeen Wa Akramul Akrameen
Allaahumma Wakh—s’us’nee Min Karamika Bi—jazeeli Qisamika Wa A—o’od’ubi—a’fwika Min U’qoobatika Waghfir Liyad’—d’anbal Lad’ee Yah’bisu A’layyal Khuluqa Wa Yuz”ayyiqu A’layyar Rizqa H’attaa Aqooma Bi—s’aalih’i Riz”aaka Wa An—a’ma Bi Jazeeli A’t’aaa—ika Wa As—a’da Bi Saabighi Naa’—maaa—ika
Faqad Lud’tu Bi—h’aramika Wa Ta—a’rraz”tu Li—karamika Was—ta—a’d’tu Bi—a’fwika Min U’qoobatika Wa Bi—h’ilmika Min Ghaz”abika Fajud Bimaa Sa—altuka Wa Anil Mal—tamastu Minka As—aluka Bika Laa Bi—shay—in Huwa Aa’—z’amu Minka
Then go into Sajdah and say:
LAA H’AWLA WA LAA QUWWAATA ILLAA BILLAAH
ALLHUMMA S’ALLI A’LAA MUH’AMMADIN WA ALLI
14) Shaykh Toosi (R.A.) and Kafami (R.A.) have advised the faithfuls to recite the Dua’a for 15th Night of Sha’aban :- Mp3
In the name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful.
O` my Allah the seekers have presented before You their requests in this night and the ambitious has resolved to reach Your guidance and the seekers are hoping Your grace and bounties.
And in this night you bestow Your hidden bounties, the provisions, gifts and presents upon those of Your creatures whom You please and You deny the same to the one for whom no divine decree has been ordained.
And here I am you worthless bondmen in want but hopeful for getting grace and bounties.
O` my Master if You have kindly bestowed in this night on any one from Your creation and benefits, please bestow Your blessings no Mohammad and his pure and purified progeny, the best of the learned, and be kind to bestow on me Your wealth and bounties.
O` the Lord of the Prophets and pure progeny and His perfect greetings of salutatio0ns on them. Verily Allah is praise worthy and glorious.
O` Allah I invoke you as taught by You . You therefore grant me my requests as You did promise. You surely do not go against Your promise.
O` Allah! Send Your Blessings on Mohammad and his Progeny, Ameen.
إلهِي تَعَرَّضَ لَكَ فِي هذَا اللَّيْلِ الْمُتَعَرِّضُونَ،
وَأَمَّلَ فَضْلَكَ وَمَعْرُوفَكَ الطَّالِبُونَ،
وَلَكَ فِي هذَا اللَّيْلِ نَفَحَاتٌ وَجَوَائِزُ
وَعَطَايَا وَمَوَاهِبُ تَمُنُّ بِهَا عَلَى مَنْ تَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ،
وَتَمْنَعُهَا مَنْ لَمْ تَسْبِقْ لَهُ الْعِنَايَةُ مِنْكَ،
وَهَا أَنَا ذَا عُبَيْدُكَ الْفَقِيرُ إلَيْكَ
الْمُؤَمِّلُ فَضْلَكَ وَمَعْرُوفَكَ،
فَإنْ كُنْتَ يَا مَوْلايَ تَفَضَّلْتَ فِي هذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ عَلَى أَحَدٍ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
وَعُدْتَ عَلَيْهِ بِعَائِدَةٍ مِنْ عَطْفِكَ
فَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
الطَّيِّبِينَ الطَّاهِرِينَ الْخَيِّرِينَ الْفَاضِلِينَ،
وَجُدْ عَلَيَّ بِطَوْلِكَ وَمَعْرُوفِكَ
يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ،
وَصَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ خَاتَمِ النَّبِيِّينَ
وَآلِهِ الطَّاهِرِينَ وَسَلَّمَ تَسْلِيماً
إنَّ اللّهَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ.
اللّهُمَّ إنِّي أَدْعُوكَ كَمَا أَمَرْتَ فَاسْتَجِبْ لِي كَمَا وَعَدْتَ
إنَّكَ لا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ.
arraza Laka fi Hazal Lailil Mutaarrezona wa qasadakal Qasedoona wa Ammala Faziaka wa Ma
roofakat Taleboona wa Laka fi Hazal Laile nafehatun wa Jawaaezun wa Ataya wa Mawahibo Tamunno Beha Alaa Man Tashaa o Min Ibadeka wa Tamna
oha Man Lam Tasbiq Lahul Inayato Minka waha Anaza Ubaidoksl Faqeero Ilaikal Moammilo fazlaka wa Ma
roofaka Fa In Kunta Ya Maulaya Tafazzalta Fi Hazehil Lailate Ala Ahadin Min Khalqeka waudta Alaihe be aaedatin Min atteka Fa Salle Alaa Mohammadin wa aale Mohammadit tayyebeenat Tahereenal Khaiyyereenal fazeleena wajud Alayya Be Tanleka wa Ma
roofeka ya Rabbal Aalameena wa Aalehit tahereena wa Sallama tasleeman Innallaha Hameedun Majeedun; Allahumma Inni adooka Kama amarta Fastajib Li Kama wa
adta Innaka La tukhleful Meead.
Allahoomma Salle Alaa Mohammadin wa Aale Mohammad, Ameen
15) The Holy Prophet (S.A.) used to recite the following in Sajdah tonight after the Tahajjud prayers: [It can also be recited tonight after praying a 10 Raka’t Namaaz in 5 sets of 2 Raka’t each; in each Raka’t recite Soorah Al Faatih’ah once, and Soorah Al Ikhlaas 10 times] Mp3
It is recommended to do the prostrations and say the supplications that are reported from the Holy Prophet (a.s). One of these is that Shaykh al-±£siy has narrated on the authority of °amm¡d ibn
«s¡ on the authority of Ab¡n ibn Taghlib that Imam Jafar al-¯¡diq (a.s) recounted the following:
It was the fifteenth night of Sha
b¡n when the Holy Prophet (a.s) was withª’ishah, his wife. At midnight, the Holy Prophet (a.s) left the bed. When `ª’ishah woke up and could not find the Holy Prophet (a.s), she felt jealous and Thought that he joined one of his other wives. ª’ishah searched for the Holy Prophet (a.s) in all the rooms of his other wives but she found him prostrating himself on the ground As she approached, she heard him saying:
I prostrate my self in adoration before Thee, my thoughts and feelings in close attention, putting faith in Thee from the bottom of my heart.
These are my two hands and that which they pluck and gather for me, O the Great, (to do) every noble deed reliance is upon Thee, forgive my serious offences because, beyond a shadow of doubt, no one can forgive the grave transgression except the Great Lord.
sajada laka saw¡dy wa khay¡l¢
سَجَدَ لَكَ سَوَادِي وَخَيَالِي،
wa ¡mana bika fu´¡d¢
وَآمَنَ بِكَ فُؤَادِي،
hadhihi yad¡iya wa m¡janaytuhu `al¡nafs¢
هذِهِ يَدَايَ وَمَا جَنَيْتُهُ عَلَى نَفْسِي،
يَا عَظِيمُ تُرْجَى لِكُلِّ عَظِيمٍ
aghfir liya al`a¨¢ma
اغْفِرْ لِيَ الْعَظِيمَ
fa’innhu l¡yaghfiru aldhdhanba al
a¨¢ma ill¡alrrabbu ala¨¢mu
فَإنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الذَّنْبَ الْعَظِيمَ إلاَّ الرَّبُّ الْعَظِيمُ.
The Holy Prophet (a.s) then raised his head and then prostrated himself again, saying:
I adhere close to the Light of Thy Being that had illuminated the heavens and the earths, removed and exposed the darkness, put in order the “operation”, from the beginning to the end, at all times free from violent and unexpected changes to the worse, absence of recovery and adjustment and discontinuation of the supply of natural resources. O Allah give me a knowing fearing, clean conscience, free from hypocrisy, which is neither renegade nor villainous.
a`£dhu bin£ri wa jhika alladhy a¤¡‘at lahu alssam¡w¡tu wal-ara¤£na
أَعُوذُ بِنُورِ وَجْهِكَ الَّذِي أَضَاءَتْ لَهُ السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالأَرَضُونَ،
w¡nkashafat lahu al¨¨ulum¡tu
وَانْكَشَفَتْ لَهُ الظُّلُمَاتُ،
wa ¥ala¦a `alayhi amru al-awwal¢na wal-¡khir¢na
وَصَلَحَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرُ الأَوَّلِينَ وَالآخِرِينَ
min fuj-ati naqimatika
مِنْ فُجْأَةِ نَقِمَتِكَ،
wa min ta¦w¢li `¡fiyatika
وَمِنْ تَحْوِيلِ عَافِيَتِكَ،
wa min zawal-i ni`matika
وَمِنْ زَوَالِ نِعْمَتِكَ.
all¡humma arzuqny qalban taqiyyan naqiyyan
اللّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِي قَلْباً تَقِيّاً نَقِيّاً
wa mina alshshirki bar¢’an
وَمِنَ الشِّرْكِ بَرِيئاً
l¡k¡firan wa l¡shaqiyyan
لا كَافِراً وَلا شَقِيّاً.
The Holy Prophet (a.s) then attached his face to the ground and said:
I put my face on the earth and roll in the dust because it is imposed as a duty that I prostrate myself in adoration before Thee
`affartu wajhy f¢ alttur¡bi
عَفَّرْتُ وَجْهِي فِي التُّرَابِ
wa ¦uqqa l¢ an asjuda laka
وَحُقَّ لِي أَنْ أَسْجُدَ لَكَ
Holy Prophet (a.s) then said, “Do you know what this night is? This is the night of the half of Sha`b¡n. At this night, shares of provisions are distributed, ages are decided, and the pilgrims are appointed. Verily, Almighty Allah, at this night, forgives as many of His creatures as the hairs of the goats of Kalb Tribe. Almighty Allah also orders angels to descend to the earth, to Makkah, at this night.”
Alternate transliteration :- Sajada Laka Sawaadee Wa Khayaalee Wa Aamana Bika Fuw—aadee Haad’ihi Yadaaya Wa Maa Janaytuhu A’laa Nafsee Yaa A’z’eem Turjaa Likulli A’z’eemin Ighfir Liyal A’z’eemafa—innahu Laa Yaghfirud’d’anbal A’z’eema Illar Rabbul A’z’eem
(Ii) A—o’od’u Binoori Wajhikalladee Az”aaa-at Lahus Samaawaatu Wal Arz”oona Wan—kashafat Lahuz’ Z’ulumaatu Wa S’alah’a A’layhi Amrul Awwaleena Wal Aakhireen Min Fujaa—ati Naqimatika Wa Min Tah’weeli A’afiyatika Wa Min Zawaali Nia’—matika Allaahummar—zuqnee Qalban Taqiyyan Naqiyyan Wa Minash Shirki Baree—an Laa Kaafiran Wa Laa Shaqiyyaa A’ffartu Wajhee Fit Turabi Wa H’uqqa Lee An Asjuda Laka
16) According to the Holy Prophet(saws) it is desirable to pray a 100 Raka’t Namaaz tonight, in 50 sets of 2 Raka’t each as follows: In every Raka’t, after the recitation of Soorah Al Faatih’ah, recite Soorah Al Ikhlaas 10 times.After the Namaaz recite the following: (i) Aayaatul Kursee 10 times ii) Al Faatih’ah 10 times iii) Subh’aanallah 100 times
17) According to Imam Jaa’far As Saadiq (A.S.) It is desirable to pray a 6 Rak—a’t Salaat tonight, in 3 sets of 2 Raka’t each, as under: In every Raka’t recite Surah Al Faatih’ah, Surah Yaa Seeen ,Surah Al Mulk & Surah Ikhlass
18) Recite the following tonight and every night during the rest of the month. Jpg
O Allah if Thou has not forgiven us during the previous days of Shaban, then please be merciful to us in the days now follow
Allaahumma In Lam Takun Ghafarta Lanaa Feema Maz”aa Min Saa’—baana Faghfirlanaa Feema Baqiya Minhu
19) A’mal of Surah Yaseen / 21 times dua – (as in Almanac PET) Recite Soorah Yaseen 3 times as under: (i) Once for long life (ii) Once for prosperity. (iii) Once for safety from misfortune.Then recite the following 21 times, and do not talk to anyone until recitation is completed throughout the A’mal.
According to montakhab al hasani it is recommended to pray after Magrib prayer,a 2 rakat in each rakat after al Hamd recite7 times Sura Ikhlass after salam read this dua times Mp3
O Allah, verily Thou art Sublime, Patient, gives respite, (because) we do not have the capacity to withstand the conditions that take effect under Thy authority.
O Allah! O Allah! O Allah!
Mercy! Mercy! Mercy!
(Safety from the) rampant epidemics, accidental death, evil events, and rejoicing of enemies at (our) misfortune. O our Lord take away from us the pain and torment, truly we believe in Thy Mercy, O the most Merciful!
Allaahumma Innak A’zeemun D’u Anaatin Wa Laa T’aaqata Lanaa Li—h’ukmika Yaa Allah Yaa Allah Yaa Allah Al —amaan Al —amaan Al —amaan
Minat T’aa–o’on Wal Wabaaa—i Wa Mawti Faja—a’tin Wa Soo—il Qaz”aaa-i Wa Shamatatil Aa’—aaaa—i Rabbanak—shif A’nnal A’x’aaba Innaa Moo—minoona Bi—rah’matika Yaa Arh’amar Rah’imeen
20) Also recite the regular Salwaat of Shaban & Munajat Shabaniyah. & Tahajjud prayers
21) On 15th Shaban Day it is recommended to recite Ziarat of Imam Mehdi (atfs), & Ziarat of Imam Husayn(as) keep fast & also recite Ziarat Jameah kabir.
22) Understand YOUR Role & Method of Waiting (Intezaar)
One must, as a final act on this night, take account for his own soul and the actions he has performed during the year. A person
should sincerely and properly ponder and reflect upon his actions during this year and ask repentance for his previous acts of
transgression since it is only those people whom Allah (Glorified and Exalted is He) has protected from committing sin and error
who are free of this pollution. If a person sees that he has little to no sins on his record then he should compare this to one of the
most insignificant blessings that Allah (Glorified and Exalted is He) has given him and weigh the two on the scales of justice that
with his trivial acts of good, has he been able to repay Allah (Glorified and Exalted is He) back for all the goodness He has
If he realizes that he has sins and transgressions on his record, then he must resort to Tawassul to the Ma‘sumin (blessings be upon
all of them) to make up for his shortcomings.
He should address the infallible ones by saying, O you who Allah has placed between Himself and His servants! O you who are
the protectors of His revelation. I ask you by the position that you have that you look towards me, a sinful servant, with your eyes
of mercy the one who has been lax in his worship, who possesses nothing and is nothing. Have mercy upon me and request Allah
to accept me and to be pleased with me on this night and to permit me to be benefit from your prayers and supplications and to
permit me to take advantage of your intercession and to be classified as your Shi‘a. In addition, ask Allah to grant me with the
reward of goodness and guidance from you. Pray that He makes me of strong will and that I am successful in performing good deeds for my religion, my life here and my next life.
In closing, please accept this from myself and ask Allah that to grant me the ability to know Him, be close to Him and permit me to earn His pleasure and that He join me both in this world and the next with all of you and that I am classified as one of your followers and close friends and companions. All of this is only in His hands. May the blessings of Allah be upon all of you and whatever Allah wills will only happen and there is no power or strength save with Him.