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Seventh: Through valid chains of authority, Sayyid Ibn Tawus reported Imam al-Rida(a.s.) to have said: He who repeats the following dua one hundred times after the Dawn Prayers will be closer to the Greatest Name of Almighty Allah than the blackness of the eye to its whiteness:

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحيمِ لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ اِلاّ بِاللّٰهِ الْعَلِىِّ الْعَظيمِ

Through valid chains of authority too, Imam al-Sadiq and Imam al-Kazim (a.s.) are reported to have said, “He who says this doxology seven times after the Dawn Prayers and the Sunset Prayers before he speaks or moves from his position, Almighty Allah will fend off from him seven kinds of misfortunes the easiest of which are leprosy, mycobacterium, trickeries of Satan, and evils of ruling authorities.

According to other validly reported traditions, this dua may be repeated three or ten times. However, it may be repeated three times as minimum and one hundred times as maximum; the more the better in reward.

Eighth: Ahmad ibn Fahad and others have reported that a man came to Imam Abu’l-Hasan al-Kazim (a.s.) and complained about his profession and that whenever he went to do any of his affairs, it would not be settled. The Imam (a.s.) therefore said to him: You may repeat the following words ten times after the Dawn Prayer:

سُبْحانَ اللّٰهِ الْعَظيمِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّٰهَ وَاَسْئَلُهُ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ

The man then said, “A little time after I had committed myself to this instruction, people from the desert came to me to inform that one of my relatives had died and he had no inheritor except me. I therefore went there to receive the inheritance due to which I became rich.”

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