Thursday, December 16, 2010

Aamal Roz-e-Ashoor


The 10th of Muharram is known as Ashoora or Roz-e-Ashoor. The night
before the day of 10th is known as Shab-e-Ashoor. In both the night
before and the day of Ashoor, Masoomeen(a.s.) have taught their Shias
special aamal which need to be recited. Here I give a brief account of
these aamal.


 (1) Keep awake whole night and continue performing salat, majalis,
noha and matam.

(2) Recite Ziarat-e-Imam Hussain(a.s.)

(3) Recite 4 Rakaat prayers in the following manner:

- In every rakat recite 1 time Sura-e-Fatiha and 50 times Sura-e-
Ikhlas

 OR
- In the 1st Rakat, 1 time Sura-e-Fatiha then 10 times Ayat-al-Kursi
- In the 2nd Rakat, 1 time Sura-e-Fatiha then 10 times Sura-e-Ikhlas
- In the 3rd Rakat, 1 time Sura-e-Fatiha then 10 times Sura-e-Falaq
- In the 4th Rakat, 1 time Sura-e-Fatiha then 10 times Sura-e-Naas.

[Note: According to "Mafateehul Jinnan" in every Rakay recite Ayat-al-
Kursi, Sura-e-Ikhlas, Sura-e-Falaq and Sura-e-Naas 10 times each.]

(4) After completing the prayer, recite 100 times Sura-e-Ikhlas

(5) Recite Salawat and "Allahummal an qatalatal Hussainehi wa
ashabeehi"

Notes
Sura-e-Fatiha - Alhamd-o-lillahe Rabbil Aalameen
Sura-e-Ikhlas - Qul ho Allah ho Ahad
Sura-e-Falaq - Qul aaoozo berab-bil falaq
Sura-e-Nass - Qul aaoozo berab-bin naas
Ayat-ul-Kursi - Allah-ho la ila ha illa ho al hay-yul qayyum


 Aamal Roz-e-Ashoor


(1) Observe faqa (abandon eating and drinking) without the intention
of fasting.

(2) Organize and attend majalis, Nohas and matam dari.

(3) Recite 1000 times Sura-e-Ikhlas (Qul ho allah-ho ahad)

(4) Recite 100 times - "Allahummal an qatalatal Hussaine wa ashabehi"

(5) Recite 4 Rakat Namaz in 2 sets of 2 rakat each in the following
manner:

- In the 1st rakat, 1 time Sura-e-Fatiha then 1 time Sura-e-Kafiroon
- In the 2nd rakat, 1 time Sura-e-Fatiha then 1 time Sura-e-Ikhlas
- In the 3rd rakat, 1 time Sura-e-Fatiha then 1 time Sura-e-Ahzaab (in
the 21st para of the Holy Quran)
- In the 4th rakat, 1 time Sura-e-Fatiha then 1 time Sura-e-Munafiqoon
(in the 28th para of the Holy Quran)

If one does not remember these suras by heart, one can recite them
reading directly from the Holy Quran or can also recite any other
Suras that one remembers by heart.

(6) After completing this salat, recall the event of Karbala and the
killers of Imam Hussain(a.s.) and 1000 times recite "Allahummal an
qatalatal Hussaine wa ashabehi". (O Allah condemn and lay a curse upon
the killers of Hussain(a.s.), his family and friends)

(7) After this, go forward a few steps from where you are standing and
the recite "Inna lillahe wa inna ilehe rajeoon- Rizan be qazaa-ehe wa
tasleeman le amreh". Then come back to your place. Repeat this
procedure 7 times.
(Verily we are Allah’s and verily unto Him we return. We are
hapy with His will and carry out His command)

(8) Then go back to your place where you are standing and recite:

ALLAAHUMMA A’D’D’IBIL FAJARATAL LAD’EENA SHAAQQOO
RASOOLAKA WA H’AARABOO AWLIYAAA-IKA WA A’BADOO GHAYRAKA
WAS-TAH’ALLOO MUH’AARAMAKA WAL-A’NIL QAADATA WAL
ATBAA-A’ WA MAN KAANA MINHUM FA-KHABBAWA
AWZ”A-A’MA-A’HUM AW

RAZ”IYA BI-FIA’-LIHIM LAA’- NAN KATHEERAA ALLAAHUMMA
WA A’JJIL FARAJA AALI MUH’AMMAD WAJ-A’L
S’ALAWAATIKA A’LAYHI WA A’LAYHIM WAS-TANQID’HUM
MIN AYDIL MUNAAFIQEENAL MUZ”ILLEENA WAL KAFARATIL
JAAHI’IDEENA WAFTAH’ LAHUM FATH’AN YASEERAA WA
ATIH’ LAHUM RAWH’AN WA FARAJAN QAREEBAA WAJ-A’L LAHUM
MIN LADUNKA A’LAA A’DUWWIKA WA A’DUWWIHIM
SUT’AANAN NAS’EERAA

O Allah! Condemn and punish the licentious profligates who make
the life of Thy Messenger miserable; and waged was against Thy
close friends, and worshipped others, (but ) not Thee, deemed
lawful (that which) Thou had forbidden, bring a curse upon their
leaders, followers, on those who were in them , secretly or
distinctly were hand in glove with them, or condoning their (mis)
deeds. A great many curses.

O my Allah, bid to bring joy and happiness quickly for “Aali
Muhammad”, (the children of Muhammad), bestow Thy blessings
on him and on them, save them from the dangerous clutches of the
undercover two-timers, and the obstinate disbelievers; open ofr
them the doors of “the beginning”, a facility to put in
practice gentleness, kindness and fairplay; create favourable
conditions for them to make life full of love and thought,
cheerful, free of care, as early as possible, on Thy authority
let them have full control over Thy enemies, to help, rescue and
defend (mankind).

(9) Then raise your hands, having in mind the enemies of
“Aali Muhammad”, and say:

ALLAAHUMMA INNA KATHEERAM MINAL UMMATI NAAS’ABATIL
MUSTAH’FIZ’EENA MINAL A-IMMATI WA AFARAT BIL KALIMATI WA
A’KAFAT A’LAL QAADATIZ’ Z’ALAMATI WA HAJARATIL
ITAABA WAS SUNNAATA WA A’DALAT A’NIL H’ABLAYNIL
LAD’EENA AMARTA BI-T’AA-A’TIHIMAA WAT TAMASSUKI
BIHIMAA FA-AMAATATIL H’AQQA WA H’AAD’AT A’NIL
QAS’DI WA MAA LA-ATIL AH’ZAABI WA H’ARRAFATIL KITAABA
WA KAFARAT BIL H’AQQI LAMMAA JAA-AHAA WA TAMASSAKAT BIL
BAAT’ILI LAMMAA AA’-TARAZ”AHAA WA Z”AYYA-A’T
H’AQQAKA WA AZ”ALLAT KHALQAKA WA QATALAT AWLAADA
NABIYYIKA WA KHIYARATA I’BAADIKA WA H’AMALATA I’LMIKA
WA WARATHATA H’IKMATIKA WA WAH’EEKA ALLAAHUMA FA-ZALZIL
AQDAAMA AA’-DAAA-IKA WA AA’-DAAA-I RASOOLIKA WA AHLI
BAYTI RASOOLIKA ALLAAHUMMA WA AKHRIB DIYAARAHUM WAF-LUL
SILAAH’AHUM WA KHAALIF BAYNA KALIMATIHIM WA FUTTA FEE
AA’-Z”AADIHIM WA AWHIM KAYDAHUM WAZ”-RIBHUM
BI-SAYFIKAR QAAT’I-I’

WAR-MIHIM BI-H’AJARIKAD DAAMIGHI WA T’UMMAHUM BI-BALAA-I
T’AMMAA WA QUMMAHUM BIL-A’DAABI QAMMAA WA
A’D’D’IBHUM A’D’AABAN NUKRAA WA KHUD’HUM
BIS SINEENA WAL MUTHALAATIL LATEE AHLAKTA BIHAA AA’-DAA-AKA
INNAKA D’OO NIQMATIM MINAL MUJRIMEEN ALLAAHUMA INNAA
SUNNATAKA Z”AA-I-A’TUN WA AH’KAAMAKA
MU-A’T’T’ALATUNWA I’TRATA NABIYYIKA FIL ARZ”I
HAA-IMATUN ALLAAHUMMA FA-A-I’NIL H’AQQA WA AHLAHOO WA
AQMI-I’LBAAT’ILA WA AHLAHOO WA MUNNA A’LAYNAA
BIN-NAJAATI WAH-DINAA ILAL EEMAANI WA A’JJIL FARAJANAA
WAN-Z”IMHU BI-FARAJI AWLIYAAA-IKA WAJ-A’LHUM LANAA WUDDAA
WAJ-A’LNAA LAHUM WAFDAA ALLAAHUMMA WA AHLIKA MAN JA-A’LA
YAWMA QATLIBNI NABIYYIKA WA KHIYARATIKA EEDA WA-TAHALLA BIHEE
FARAJAN WA MARAH’AA WA KHUD’ AAKHIRAHUM KAMAA
AKHAD’TA AWWALAHUM WA Z”AA-I’FI ALLAAHUMAL
A’D’AABA WAT TANKEELA A’LAA Z’AALIMEE AHLI BAYTI
NABIYYIKA WA AHLIKA ASHYAA-A’HUM WA QAADATAHUM WA ABRI
H’UMAATAHUM WA JAMAA-A’TAHUM ALLAAHUMMA WA
Z”AA-I’F S’ALAWAATIKA WA RAH’MATIKA WA
BARAKAATIKA A’LAA I’TRATI NABIYYIKAL I’TRATIZ”
Z”AA-I-A’TIL KHAAA-IFATIL MUSTAD’ALLATI BAQIYYATIM
MINASH SHAJARATIT’T’AYYIBATIZ ZAAKIYATIL MUBAARAKATI WA
AA’-LI ALLAAHUMMA KALIMATAHUM WA AFLIJ H’UJJATAHUM WA
AFLIJ H’UJJATAHUM WAK-SHIFIL BALAAA-A WAL LAAWAA-A WA
H’ANAADISAL ABAAT’EELI WAL –A’MAA A’NHUM WA
THABBIT QULOOBA SHEE-A’TIHIM WA H’IZBIKA A’LAA
T’AA-A’TIKA WA WILAAYAHIHUM WA NUS’RATIHIM WA
MUWAALAATIHIM WA A-I’NHUM WAM-NAH’-HUMUS’S’ABRA
A’LAL AD’AA FEEKA WAJ-A’LHUM AYYAAMAM MASH-HOODATAN
WA AWQAATAM MAH’MOODATAM MAS-O’ODAH TOOSHIKU FEEHAA
FARAJAHUM TOOJIBU FEEHAA TAMKEENAHUM WA NAS’RAHUM KAMAA
Z”AMINTA LI-AWLIYAAA-IKA FEE KITAABIKAL MUNZAL FA-INNAKA
QULTA WA QAWLUKAL H’AQQU WA-A’DALLAAHUL LAD’EENA
AAMANOO MIN’KUM WA A’MILUS’S’AALIH’AATI
LAYASTAKH-LIFANNAHUM FIL ARZ”I KAMASTAKH-LAFALLAD’EENA
MIN’QABLIHIM: WA LA-YUMAKKINANNA LAHUM DEENAHUMULLAD’IR
TAZ”AA LAHUM WA LAYUBADDI LANNAHUM MIM BAA’-DI KHAWFIHIM
AMNAA: YAA’ BUDOONANEE LAA YUSHRIKOONA BEE SHAY-AA ALLAAHUMMA
FAK-SHIP GHUMMATAHUM YAA MAL LAA YAMLIKU KASHFAZ”Z”URRI
ILLAA HUW YAA WAAH’IDU YAA AH’ADU YAA H’AYYU YAA
QAYYOOM WA ANAA YAA ILAAHEE A’BDUKAL KHAAA-IFU MINKA WAR
–RAAJI-U’ ILAYKAS SAAA-ILU LAKA MUQBILU A’LAYKAL
LAAJI-U ILAA FINAAA-IKAL A’ALIMU BI-ANNAHOO LAA MALJAA-A
MINKA ILLAA ILAYKA ALLAAHUMMA FA-TAQABBAL DU-A’AA-EE
WAS-MAA’-YAA ILAAHEE A’LAANIYATEE WA NAJWAAYA
WAJ-A’LNEE MIM MAN RAZ”EETA A’MALAHOO WA QABILTA
NUSUKAHOO WA NAJJAYTAHOO BI-RAH’MATIKA INNAKA ANTAL
A’ZEEZUL KAREEM

ALLAAHUMMA WA S’ALLI AWWALAN WA AAKHIRAN A’LAA
MUH’AMMADIN’W WA AALI MUH’AMMAD WA BAARIK A’LAA
MUH’AMMADIN’W WA AALI MUH’AMMAD WAR-H’AM
NUH’AMMADIN’W WA AALI MUH’AMMAD BI-AKMALI WA
AFZ”ALI MAA S’ALLAYTA WA BAARAKTA WA TARAH’H’AMTA
A’LAA AMBIYAAA-IKA WA RUSULIKA WA MALAA-IKATIKA WA
H’AMALATI A’RSHIKA BILAAA-I ILAAHA ILLAA ANTA ALLAAHUMMA
LAA TUFARRIQ BAYNEE WA BAYNA MUH’AMMADIN’W WA AALI
MUH’AMMAD S’ALAWAATUKA A’LAYHI WA A’LAYHIM
WAJ-A’LNEE YAA MAWLAAYA MIN SHEE-A’TI MUH’AMMADIN WA
A’LIYYIN WA FAAT’IMATA WAL H’ASANI WAL H’USAYN WA
D’URIIYAATIHIMIT’ T’AAHIRATIL MUNTAJABAH WA HAB LIYAT
TAMASSUKA BI-H’ABLIHIM WAR-RIZ”AA BI-SABEELIHIM
WAL-AKHD’A BI-T’AREEQATIHIM INNAKA JAWWAADUN KAREEM

(Now go into prostration (Sajdah), keep either side of your face
on the earth, one after the other, and say):

YAA MAN YAH’KUMU MAA YASHAAA-U WA YAF-A’LU MAA YUREEDU
ANTA H’AKAMTA FALAKAL H’AMDU MAH’MOODAN MASHKOORAA
FA-A’JJIL YAA MAWLAAYA FARAJAHUM WA FARAJANAA BIHIM FA-INNAKA
Z”AMINTA IA’-ZAAZAHUM BAA’-DA’D’ILLATI WA
TAKTHEERAHUM BAA’-DAL QILLATI WA IZ’HAARAHUM BAA’-DAL
KHUMOOL YAA AS’DAQAS’ S’AADIQEEN WA YAA ARH’AMAR
RAAH’IMEEN FA-AS-ALUKA YAA ILAAHEE WA SAYYIDEE
MUTAZ”ARRI-A’N ILAYKA BI-JOODIKA WA KARAMIKA BAST’A
AMALEE WAT TAJAAWUZA A’NNEE WA QABOOLA QALEELI A’MALEE WA
KATHEERIHEE WAZ ZIYAADAT FEE AYYAAMEE WA TABLEEGHEE D’AALIKAL
MASH-HAD WA AN TAJ-A’LANEE MIMMAN YUD-A’A FA –YUJEEBU
ILAA T’AA-A’TIHIM WA MAWAALAATIHIM WA NAS’RIHIM WA
TURIYANEE D’AALIKA QAREEBAN SAREE-A’N FEE A’AFIYATIN
INNAKA A’LAA KULLI SHAY-IN QADEER

(raise your head, look towards the sky and say):

A-O’OD’U BIKA AN AKOONA MINALLAD’EENA LAA YARJOONA
AYYAAMAKA FA-A-I’D’NEE YAA ILAAHEE BI-RAH’MATIKA MIN
D’AALIKA

O my Allah! Indeed a great many among the people declared war,
laid traps and intrigued against the careful and gentle guardians
who observed and fulfilled the duty. The ungratefuls (the said
opponents) renounced the faith and did not, in fact, believe in
the “Kalimah” (LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAH); attached themselves
to the trend setters of disorder and tyranny; disowned and gave
up the Book and the (Divine) rule of life; swerved from and
angled off the two strings which according to Thy commandment,
(they) should have held fast and stuck close by; undermined and
twisted the truth;

Went, away from the real purpose, in the opposite direction ;
encouraged partisanship;

Altered and falsified the Book; refused to believe in the evident
proof and rightful clain, whenever confronted face to face; chose
falsehood, whenever came across; lost their way and corrupted Thy
laws, Islam; led people astray; killed the children of Thy
Prophet, Thy liberal highminded servances, bearers of Thy
knowledge, inheritors of Thy wisdom and revelation, the Book. O
myAllah, pset and overturn the plan and movement of Thy enemies,
(who are also) the enemies of Thy Messenger and the children of
Thy Messenger. O my Allah, put a stop to the spread of their
sphere of influence; make their equipment and men unserviceable,
their expression confused and contradictory; brak up their
support; crack up their stategy; lay hold upon them, hit and cut
off by Thy one sharp strike; throw them down, frightened by Thy
hard unnerving barrier, bury them under the swallowing mud of
disasters; let them be mean and contemptible under the yoke of
despise-able penance; bring them to book and let them have the
taste of a hard and sharp retribution; fester them with definite
and exemplary punishment, as Thou wipes out Thy enemies; it is
beyond the shadow of doubt that Thou cracks down upon the
criminals. O my Allah, the way of life approved by Thee has been
tossed aside; Thy code of law has been suspended; and the
descendents of the Prophet, in this world, had been tormented. O
my Allah, Therefore give all Thy attention and care to signify
truth, and the upholders of truth; restrain and prevent
falsehood, and the camp-followers of false-hood, and take us to
safety as a favour; guide us to true faith; make available for
us, as soon as possible, happiness and bliss, bring everything in
to good order through the inspiring presence of Thy
representatives; make us desire and love them , make them receive
us with open arms. O my Allah, bring to nothing those who
celebrate the day the choicest (grand) son of Thy Prophet was
martyred, in cheerful amusement; laugh and enjoy in utter delight
and indulge in wanton bois-terous merriment; catch hold of and
punish each one of the remaining, just as Thou cracked down on
the early (culprits); make twoce as muchthe penalty, O my Allah,
and punishment, a warning example, (while convicting0 the tyrants
who took liberties with and abused the children of Thy Prophet;
give the eath blow to their henchmen, put an en to their headmen,
wipe out their patrons and their groups altogether. O my Allah,
multiply Thy blessings generously, Thy mercy liberally, Thy
favours like a windfall, (thou bestows) upon the children of Thy
Prophet, who Thy enemies tried to ignore, frighten and corner,
the children who are the blooming pride of the fragrant strongly
grown and fertile tree. Let people subscribe to and uphold, O my
Allah, their expressed refined (thoughts), and get the better of
the antagonists in debate and disputations through their
arguments, put the dark clouds of trouble, distress nothingness
and ignorance, to flight, through (on account of) them, make firm
and strong the hearts and minds of their followers (to know
things for certain and give correct answers), to belong to Thy
party, obedient to Thee; to love them; to support them ; stand by
them, signify them; they exercised self-control whenever they put
up with damage and injury in Thy cause; bring in, for them, the
days, people will see them and find them among themselves to
pronounce the profession of true faith, a blissful and happy
time;

Be quick in providing relief and joy, after a long period of
suffering (to them and us), on account of their presence; bring
on their worthy, decent and refined sphere of influence; and
support them as Thou has given a guarantee in this connection in
Thy revealed Book; Thou said, (and Thy words are always true):
Allah has promised such of you as believe and do good deed that
He will surely appoint them successors in the earth, as He
appointed successors those before them, and that He will surely
establish for them

Their religion which He has chosen for them, and surely He will
give them inexchange safety after their fear. Thy (shall) ascribe
nothing as partner unto Me. O my Allah! Therefore disperse the
dark clouds hanging over them, no one has power to keep safe from
pair and distress save He, O Unique ! O Single ! O Everliving ! O
Self-subsisting! I, O my Allah, Thy bondman, cautions and
(always) aware of Thy just requital, turn to Thee with a request,
standing before Thee, to seek the favour of taking refuge with
Thee, in Thy courtyard, fully aware of the fact that there is no
way to run away from Thee except unto Thee. O my Allah, accede to
my request, take notice of my positive statement and heartfelt
secret avowal, O my Allah, and let me be the one whose conduct
satisfies Thee, (whose) pious life devoted to Thee receives Thy
approval, (whom) Thou brings to a place of safety through Thy
mercy; verily Thou art rare, dear and beloved (because of ) Thy
kindness. O my Allah, send blessings, in the beginning and at the
end, on Muhammad and on the children of Muhammad; keep at peace
at all times, Muhammad and the children of Muhammad, let Thy love
and tenderness always envelop Muhammad and the children of
Muhammad, more thoroughly and decisively than Thou had blessed,
kept at peace and loved Thy Prophets, Messengers, Angels and the
bearers of Thy Arsh, in the name of and for the sake of “LAA
ILAAHA ILLAA ANTA”. O my Allah, let there be no separation
(ever) between me and Muhammad and the children of Muhammad, Thy
blessings be on him and them; let me be one among the friends and
followers of Muhammad, Ali, Faatimah, Hasan aned Husayn, and
their pure and select descendants; give me the insight to cling
to their friendship, and be always ready to walk with them, and
make use of their life style; Verily Thou art liberal, Generous
and Kind,

(Now go into prostration (Sajdah), keep either side of your face
on the earth, one after the other, and say):

O He who decrees that which He wills, does that which He wants.
It is Thou who possesses and exercises absolute power; therefore
(all) praise is for Thee (only); (Thou alone art) the
praiseworthy, the thankworthy. O my Master, let them have a life
full of love and peace, and let us share the harmony and bliss
with them, because Thou has given a guarantee to put them on the
highest pedestal of love, honour and wisdom, after the severest
trial and tribulation, to do too much for them , exceeding all
bounds, after they had put up with the worldly minimum (in Thy
cause), to make them distinct and evident after (Thy enemies)
kept them in obscurity, O the Most Truthful ! O the Most
Merciful! I beseech Thee, O my Lord, and Master, humble and weak
before Thee, to throw wide open doors of Thy generosity and
kindness to let my hope (of fulfillment of heart’s
desires)come true, and get and ather what I want in surplus; and
make valid my deeds, whether insignificant looking or weighty,
prolong my days until I am satisfied with being an eye-witness,
and give testimony, and be among those who are called upon, so
run to obey them, love them and support them (the descendents of
the Holy Prophet);

Make me see that very soon, close at hand, in good health sund
mind and with believing heart. Verily Thou art able to do all
things

(raise your head, look towards the sky and say ):

in Thee do I seek refuge that I should be among those who hope
not for Thy “Days”, so make me full well and be there, O
my Master, through Thy mercy, in that time.


(10) Recite Ziarat-e-Imam Hussain(a.s.) and then Ziarat-e-Ashoora (1st
method) or Ziarat-e-Ashoora (2nd method)

(11) Finally recite Ziarat-e-Nahiya.

(12) Give pursa of Imam Hussain(a.s.) to other momineen in these
words:
Aazamallahu ujoorana bi-musabina bil Hussain(a.s.) wa ja-alna wa
iyyakum milat talibeena
bi-sarihi ma-aa walee-yehil imamil mahdi(a.s.) min aali muhammadin
alehimus salam

1 comment:

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