Thursday, December 11, 2008

Invocations of Imam-e-Zamaan (a.s.) when he turned for Prayers and after Takbeer‏

Rabeeul Anaam Fi Adeea-e-Khairil Anaam A Tear for the Beloved Author Abdul Hussain Taalei Translator Dr Shabeeb Rizvi Supplications During Prayers 1) Invocations of Imam-e-Zamaan (a.s.) when he turned for Prayers and after Takbeer Muhammad Ibn Abdullah al-Himyari relates on the authority of Imam-e-Zamaan (a.t.f.s.): وَ جَّهْتُ وَ جْهِىَ لِلَّذِىْ فَطَرَ السَّمٰوَاتِ وَ اْلاَرْضَ حَنِيْفًا مُسْلِمًا، عَلٰی مِلَّةِ اِبْرَاهِيِْمَ وَ دِيْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ هُدٰی اَمِيْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ، و مَا اَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِيْنَ. اِنَّ صَلاَتِىْ وَ نُسُكِيْ وَ مَحْيَا ىَ وَ مَمَاتِىْ للهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَهُ، وَ بِذٰلِكَ اُمِرْتُ وَ اَنَا مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِيْنَ. اََللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِىْ مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِيْنَ، اَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ السَّمِيْعِ الْعَلِيْمِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْمِ.[1] 2) Supplication in Prostration Among the best conditions in which supplication and invocation has been emphasised is the state of prostration in front of the Creator, the Lord. For, it is the most proximate of states for the fulfillment of needs, as the traditions from the Imams (a.s.) have testified. So, it is only appropriate that a person should ask for the most important things during this condition. Special accentuation is for the ‘Prostration of Gratitude’ (Sajdah al-Shukr), where we thank the Almighty Allah for all the bounties that He has conferred on us due to the blessings of our master, Saaheb al-Zamaan (a.t.f.s.). And know that invoking for the master of the bounties and their medium, is among the most important types of appreciation. Eloquent witness for this claim is the supplication that has come down for Sajda al-Shukr, narrated in the book Tohfah al-Abrar, narrating from al-Muqneah of Shaykh Mufeed (a.r.) which is as follows, اََللَّهُمَّ اِلَيْكَ تَوَ جَّهْتُ وَ بِكَ اعْتَصَمْتُ وَ عَلَيْكَ تَوَ كَلْتُ، اََللَّهُمَّ اَنْتَ ثِقَتِىْ وَ رَجَائِىْ، فَاکْفِنِىْ مَا اَهَمَّنِىْ وَ مَا لَمْ يُهِمُّنِىْ وَ مَا اَنْتَ اَعْلَمُ بِهِ مِنِّىْ، عَزَّ جَارُكَ وَ جَلَّ ثَنَاؤُكَ وَ لاَ اِلٰهَ غَيْرُكَ، صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ عَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ... …till the end.[2] -------- [1] Al-Ehtejaaj, vol. 2, p. 484; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 84, p. 359 & vol. 53, p. 16; Saheefah al-Mahdi (a.s.), p. 62. [2] Mikyaal al-Makaarem, vol. 2, p. 25.

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