Jaffar-As-Sadiq (as) said that whoso prays the 4 Raka't Namaaz
(SALAT) of Ameerul Momineen Ali (as), comes out of the evil whirlpool of
sins, as a baby comes out from the womb.
The Holy Prophet (SAWW) said that whoso prays this namaaz and recites the
Dua'a at the end, is absolved from the accountability of all his sins
(provided no more sins are committed).
Pray this 4 Raka't Namaaz exactly like any 4 Raka't obligatory Namaaz (Zuhr,
Asr, Ishaa) on Friday or during the night of Friday with the
(a) In each raka't after Sooratul Faatih'ah recite Sooratul Ikhlaas
(b) After Salaam recite the following Tasbih of Hazrat Imam Ali
(For Arabic Text
please see "Mafateehul Jinaan")
O Allah send blessings on Muhammad and on the
children of Mohammad.
In the name of Allah the Beneficent the
Glory be to He Whose signs never disappear!
Glory be to He Whose reserves never grow
Glory be to He Whose Glory never runs low.
Glory be to He Who never suffers loss in
what He has.
Glory be to He in Whose range and reach
there is no gap!
Glory be to He Who shares with no one in
the administration of His affairs,
Glory be to He, except Whom, there is no
O Allah send blessings on Muhammad and on the
children of Mohammad.
(c) Now invoke
Allah to fulfill your desires and recite the following Dua'a:
send blessings on Muhammad and on the children of Mohammad.
In the name of Allah the Beneficent the
O He who overlooks sins, and does not inflict
punishment in return, have mercy an Thy servant,
O Allah, be sparing with me, save me,
I am Thy servant.
O my Chief, I am Thy servant. I am at Thy
O my Lord, O Allah, in the name of Thy
O Hope, O Beneficent, O Supporter, Thy
servant, Thy servant, has no strategy,
O the Ultimate Beloved,
O He Who makes the blood run into my
O Chief, O Master, It is He whom I desire,
Its is He whom I desire,
O Lord, Thy servant, Thy servant, has no
strategy, has noting of his own, has no control over loss, nor over
I do not find any one to seek help, so all
profitable avenues have been blocked, all my expectations have turned into
disappointments, helpless and forsaken I came to Thee and (now) stand
O my Allah, Thou art aware of that which I
speak about, so how would Thou deal with me?
If I but knew how would Thou dispense with
If No, then I am ruined! I am ruined! I am
Woe to me! Woe to me! Woe to me! Woe to me! Oh my
misery! Oh my misery! Oh my misery!
Oh my ill-luck! Oh my ill-luck! Oh my
To whom? By whom? Or from whom? Or how? Or
in which place to take shelter?
Who shall pay attention and show favor to
me, when thou had forsaken me?
O Liberal Forgiver,
if it is yes,
as I expect and desire, then it is an occasion
for joy, I am successful, I am happy, I have been chosen to receive (Thy)
mercy. and I receive mercy,
O Merciful! O Compassionate!
O Pardoner! O Omnipotent!
O Sovereign! O Just!
If I do not have a clean record to show
thee for obtaining fulfillment of my desires, (then) I beseech Thee in the
name of Thy name which Thou has kept invisible. safely under Thy control,
and nothing comes out from there except by Thy leave.
I beseech Thee by it, for certainly it is
the most high and honored of Thy names,
I have nothing to mention except this, and
no one is more beneficial for me than Thee.
O Absolute Being!
O Creator of creation!
O He who made my mind and soul perceive
O He who commanded me to obey!
O He who directed me not to disobey!
O He who is besought!
O He who is requested!
O He who is desired!
I overlook Thy instructions which Thou
gave me and did not obey Thee, although in that which Thou orders me I
obey Thee; (but) in all events, for my every work I turn to Thee and Thou
effectively accomplished it. In spite of my transgression I am hopeful of
Thy kindness, so do not let my hope remain unfulfilled.
O Most Merciful, keep me safe, under Thy
protection, from (all evils) that are before me, behind me, above me,
below me, and surround me from all sides.
O My Allah,
for the sake of master Mohammad and my chief, Ali (AS), and the righteous
Holy Imaams peace be on them.
Bestow Thy blessings (on us) treat us
kindly, and have mercy (on us).
and multiply our livelihood,
make us repay our debts, and satisfy all
our wants and needs.
Verily Thou art able to do all
O Allah, send blessings on Mohammad and on
the progeny of Mohammad.
The Commander of the Faithful Ali son of Abu Talib the first of
the Imams of the believers, the truthful one and the trusted one,
blessings on him and his pure family, he was the brother of the Apostle of God and his
paternal cousin, and his helper (wazir) in his affair, his son-in- law
(being married) to his daughter, Fatima the chaste, mistress of the
women of the universe. He was the Lord of the testamentary trustees of
authority (wasiyyin), the best of blessing and peace be on him.
He was born in the Kabah in Mecca on Friday, the
thirteenth day of the month of Rajab. Nobody before or after him has
ever been born in the House of God. It was a mark of him being honored
by God, the Most High, may His name be exalted, and of his position
being dignified in its greatness.
His mother was Fatima, daughter of Asad b. Hashim b.
Abd Manaf, may God be pleased with her. She was like a mother to the
Apostle of God, may God bless him and his family, and he (the Apostle)
was brought up under her care.
Ali ibn Abi Talib, peace be on him, and his brothers
were among the leading members of the second generation of descendants
of Hashim. In this way he gained two marks of nobility, through his
growing up under the care and education of the Apostle of God, may God
bless him and his family. He was the first of the family of the House
and of the Companions to believe in God and His Apostle. He was the
first male whom the Prophet, may God bless him and his family, summoned
to Islam and who answered.
He constantly defended the faith and fought against
those who supported deviation (from the truth) and despotism. He spread
the teachings of the sunnah (the practice of the Prophet) and the Qur'an,
judged with justice and enjoined (people) to do good.
1. He was the only man to be born in the Kabah (The house of God)
2. He was the first to offer homage to the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H)
3. He was the first to offer prayers after the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H)
4. He was the first to offer his services for Jihad.
5. He was the first to receive religious instructions from the Holy
6. He was the first to compile and codify the Quran
7. He was the first to be styled as "brother" by the Prophet (P.B.U.H)
and on every occasion
8. He was the first to give burial to the Prophet (P.B.U.H)
9. He was the first to offer to sleep in the Prophet's (P.B.U.H) bed on
the night of his emigration to Medina
10. He was the first to be appointed commander in all those battles in
which the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) did not participate personally
11. The honor of the propagation of the Quranic Sura, "al Bara'at" fell
to Imam Ali's (as) lot
12. He was the only man to be titled as the "Second Aaron" by the
13. The honor of owning a house which opened into the courtyard of the
Prophet's (P.B.U.H) mosque was reserved for Imam Ali (as) alone
14. He was the first to have the honor of being nominated by the Holy
Prophet (P.B.U.H) as his successor, testator and vice regent.
Imam Ali and the Ancient Prophets
*. God gave Adam the knowledge of His names, while Ali held the entire
knowledge of the Book of Allah.
*. Adam was married with Eve in the Garden of Paradise, while God
married Imam Ali (as) with Fatima (as) in heaven
*. God styled Noah as a "Grateful Creature" and he was called the Second
Adam, while Imam Ali (as) was styled as "Abu'l Ummah"
*. God made Abraham the "Imam" or the "Leaders of men", while
(as) was the Imam of all creation, men and Jinnis
*. Moses was brought up in the house of Pharaoh, while Imam Ali (as) was
brought up in the house of the Prophet (P.B.U.H)
*. Moses threw his rod which became a serpent, whereas Imam Ali (as),
while still in the cradle, cleaved the snake into two
*. Moses name has been mentioned 230 times in the Quran, while Imam
Ali's (as) has been referred to in 300 places in the Quran
The Imamate of the Commander of the faithful, peace be
on him, was for thirty years after the Prophet, may God bless him and
his family. For twenty-four years and six months of these he was
prevented from administering the laws (of the office) (and had to)
exercise precautionary dissimulation (taqiyya) and withdrawal. For five
years and six months of these, he was troubled by wars against the
hypocrites, those who broke their pledges, the unjust and those who
deviated (from the religion) and he was plagued by the seditions of
those who had gone astray.
. Then he emigrated and for ten years after the emigration he remained
making war on the unbelievers and being troubled by the hypocrites until
the time that God, may His name be exalted, took him unto Himself and
made him dwell in the gardens of Paradise.
The death of the Commander of the faithful, peace be on
him occurred before dawn of Friday, the twenty-first of the month of
Ramadan, in the year 40 A.H. He was a victim of the sword. Ibn Muljam
al-Muradi, may God curse him, killed him at the mosque of Kufa, which he
had come out to in order to wake the people for the dawn prayer on the
night of the nineteenth of the month of Ramadan. He had been lying in
wait for him from the beginning of the night. When he (the Commander of
the faithful) passed by him while the latter was hiding his design by
feigning sleep amid a group of people who were asleep, he (Ibn Muljam)
sprang out and struck him on the top of his head with his sword which
He lingered through the day of the nineteenth and the
night and day of the twentieth and the first third of the night of the
twenty-first. Then he, peace be on him, died a martyr and met his Lord,
Most High, as one who has been wronged. He, peace be on him, knew of
that before its time and he told the people of it before its time. His
two sons, al-Hasan and al-Husayn, peace be on them, performed (the
tasks) of washing him and shrouding him according to his bequest.
Then they carried him to al-Ghari at Najaf in Kufa
they buried him there. They removed the traces of the place of his
burial according to his bequest which was made about that to hath of
them by him, because of what he, peace be on him, knew about the regime
of the Umayyads (which would come) after him, and their hostile attitude
towards him. (For he knew) the evil action and abuse to which they would
be led by their wicked intentions if they had been able to know that
(place). His grave, peace be on him, remained hidden until al-Sadiq
Jafar b. Muhammad, peace be on them, pointed it out during the Abbasid
regime. For he visited it when he came to visit Abu Ja'far (al-Mansur)
while the latter was in al-Hira. Then the Shi'a knew of it and they
began from that time to make visitation to his (grave), peace be on him
and on his pure offspring. On the day of his death he was 63 years of