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74 his mind during his first Namaz consisting of four Rakaats, he should finish his prayers with two

Rakaats if he has not started the third. In addition, in the later days, he should continue with qasr. Similarly, if he has started the third Rakaat, but has not gone into Ruku, he should sit down, and complete the Namaz in its shortened form. However, if, he has gone into Ruku, he can forsake that Namaz, and pray again as qasr. In addition, for as long as he is there, he should pray qasr. 76. If a traveller who has decided to stay at a place for ten days, stays there for more than ten days, he should offer full prayers as long as he does not start travelling, and it is not necessary that he should make a fresh intention for staying for further ten days. 77. A traveller who decides to stay at a place for ten days, should keep the obligatory fast; he may also keep Mustahab fast, and offer Nafil (Mustahab everyday prayers) of Zuhr, ASR and Isha prayers. 78. If a traveller, who has decided to stay at a place for ten days, if after offering a Namaz of four Rakaats (not Qaza), or after staying for ten days even without having offered one set of full prayers, wishes to travel less than 4 farsakh away and to return, and to stay again at his first place for ten days or less, he should offer full prayers from the time he goes till he returns, and after his return. But if his return to the place of his stay is only for passing through, on a journey of eight farsakh or more, it will be necessary for him to offer qasr prayers at the time of going, returning, and also at that place. 79. If a traveller who decides to stay at a place for ten days, after offering Namaz (not Qaza) of four Rakaats, decides to go to another place less than 8 farsakh away, and to stay there for ten days, he should offer full prayers while going, and at the place where he intends to stay. But, if the place where he wants to go is 8 farsakh away or more, he should shorten his prayers while going, and if he does not want to stay there for ten days, he should shorten his prayers during the period he stays there also. 80. If a traveller who has decided to stay at a place for ten days, wishes, after offering Namaz (not Qaza) of four Rakaats, to go to a place, which is less than 4 farsakh away, and is undecided about returning to his first place, or is totally unmindful about it, or he wishes to return, but is uncertain about staying for ten days, or is totally unmindful of staying

75 there for ten days, or travelling from there, he should from the time of his going till returning, and after his return offer full prayers. 81. If a person decides to stay at a place for ten days, under the impression that his companions wish to stay there for ten days, and after offering Namaz (not Qaza) of four Rakaats, he learns that they have made no such decision, he should offer full prayers as long as he is there, even if he himself gives up the idea of remaining there. 82. If a traveller stays at a place unexpectedly for thirty days, like, if he remained undecided throughout those thirty days, whether he should stay there or not, he should offer full prayers after thirty days, even it is for a short period. 83. If a traveller intends to stay at a place for 9 days or less, & if after spending 9 days or less, he decides to extend his stay for further 9 days or less, till thirty days, he should offer full prayers on the thirty-first day. 84. An undecided traveller will offer full prayers after thirty days, if he stays for all thirty days at one place. If he stays for a part of that period at one place, and the rest at another place, he should offer qasr prayers even after thirty days.

Miscellaneous Rulrs
85. A traveller can offer full prayers in Masjid ul Haram and Masjid ul Nabi and Masjid of Kufa, and even in the entire cities of Macca, Madina and Kufa. He can also offer full prayers in the Haram of Imam Hussain (a.s), up to the distance of 25 arm lengths from the sacred tomb. 86. If a person who knows that he is a traveller, and should offer qasr prayers, intentionally offers full prayers at places other than the four mentioned above, his prayers are void. In addition, the same rule applies, if he forgets that a traveller must offer qasr prayers, and prays full. However, if he prays full forgetting that a traveller should offer shortened prayers, and remembers after the time has lapsed, it is not necessary for him to give the Qaza. 87. If a person who knows that he is a traveller, and should offer shortened prayers, offers full prayers by mistake, and realises within the time for that Namaz, he should pray again. Moreover, if he realises after

76 the lapse of time, he should give Qaza as a precaution. 88. If a traveller does not know that he should shorten his prayers, and if he offers full prayers, his prayers are in order. 89. If a traveller knew that he should offer shortened prayers, but did not know its details, like, if he did not know that shortened prayers should be offered when the distance of the journey is of 8 farsakh, and if he offers full prayers, as an obligatory precaution, he should repeat the prayers if he comes to know the rule within the time of Namaz, and if he does not do that, he will give its Qaza. However, if he learns of the rule after the time has lapsed, there is no Qaza. 90. If a traveller knows that he should offer shortened prayers, but offers full prayers under the impression that his journey is less than 8 farsakh, when he learns that his journey has been of 8 farsakh, he should repeat the prayers as qasr. Moreover, if he learns after the time for the prayers has lapsed, it is not necessary for him to offer Qaza. 91. If a person forgets that he is a traveller and offers complete prayers, and if he remembers this within the time for prayers, he should pray qasr, and if he realises this after the time is over, it is not obligatory for him to offer Qaza of those prayers. 92. If a person who should offer complete prayers, offers qasr instead, his prayers are void in all circumstances; and as a precaution, this will apply even when he ignorantly prays qasr, at a place where he stopped for 10 ten days. 93. If a person begins a prayer of four Rakaats, and remembers during prayers that he is a traveller, or realises that his journey is of 8 farsakh, if he has not gone into the Ruku of the third Rakaat, he should complete Namaz with two Rakaats. However, if he has gone into the Ruku of the third Rakaat, his prayer is void. If he has at his disposal, time even to offer one Rakaat, he should offer qasr prayers. 94. If a traveller is not aware of some of the details regarding the prayers during travel, for example, if he does not know that if he goes on an outward journey of 4 farsakh, and a return journey of 4 farsakh, he should offer shortened prayers, and he engages in prayers with the

77 intention of offering four Rakaats, if he comes to know the rule before Ruku of the third Rakaat, he should complete the prayers with two Rakaats. However, if he learns of this rule during Ruku, his prayers as a precaution are void. In addition, if he has time at his disposal, even to offer one Rakaat of prayers, he should offer qasr prayers. 95. If a traveller who should offer complete prayers, ignorantly makes a niyyat for qasr and learns about the rule during Namaz, he should complete the Namaz with four Rakaats, and the recommended precaution is that after the completion of the prayers, he should offer a prayer of four Rakaats once again. 96. If before the time of prayers lapses, a traveller who has not offered prayers reaches his hometown, or a place where he intends to stay for ten days, he should offer full prayers. And if a person who isn’t on a journey, does not offer prayers within its time, and then proceeds on a journey, he should offer the prayers during his journey in shortened form. 97. If the Zuhr, Asr, or Isha prayers of a traveller, who should have offered qasr prayers, becomes Qaza, he should perform its Qaza as qasr, even if he gives Qaza at his hometown or while he isn’t travelling. And if a no traveller makes 1 of the above three prayers Qaza, he should perform its Qaza as full, even if he may be travelling at the time he offers the Qaza 98. It is Mustahab that a traveller should say thirty times after every qasr prayers: "Subhaanal-Laahi walhamdu lillahi wala ilaha illalla hu wallahu Akbar". More emphasis is laid on this after Zuhr, ASR and Isha prayers. In fact, it is better that it is repeated sixty times after these three prayers.

Qaza Prayers (NAMAZY) ‫ﻗﺿﺎﺀ‬
99. A person who does not offer his daily prayers within time should offer Qaza prayers even if he slept, or was unconscious during the entire time prescribed for the prayers. Similarly, Nazar must give Qaza for all other obligatory prayers, if they are not offered within time, and as an obligatory precaution, this includes those Namaz, which one makes obligatory upon oneself, to offer within a fixed period. But the prayers of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha have no Qaza, and the ladies who have to leave out daily prayers, or any other obligatory prayers, due to Haiz or Nifas do not have to give any Qaza for them.

78 100. If a person realises after the time for the prayers has lapsed, that the prayers which he offered in time was void, he should perform its Qaza prayers. 101. A person having Qaza prayers on him should not be careless about offering them, although it is not obligatory for him to offer it immediately. 102. A person who has Qaza prayers on him can offer Mustahab prayers. 103. If a person suspects that he might have Qaza on him, or that the prayers offered by him were not valid, it is Mustahab that, as a measure of precaution, he should offer their Qaza. 104. It is not necessary to maintain sequential order in the offering of Qaza, except in the case of prayers for which order has been prescribed, like, Zuhr and Asr prayers or Maghrib and Isha prayers of the same day. However, it is better to maintain order in other Qaza prayers also. 105. If a person wishes to offer some Qaza prayers for other than the daily prayer, like Namaz-e-Ayaat, or, for example, if he wishes to offer one daily prayer and a few other prayers, it is not necessary to maintain order in offering them. 106. If a person forgets the sequential order of the prayers which he has not offered, it is better that he should offer them in such a way, that he would be sure that he has offered them in the order in which they lapsed. For example, if it is obligatory for him to offer one Qaza prayer of Zuhr and one of Maghrib, and he does not know which of them lapsed first he should first offer one Qaza for Maghrib and thereafter one Zuhr prayer, & then one Maghrib once again, or he should offer one Zuhr prayer and then one Maghrib prayer, and then one Zuhr prayer once again, so that he is sure that the Qaza prayers which lapsed first has been offered first. 107. If Zuhr prayers of one day and Asr prayers of another day, or two Zuhr prayers or two Asr prayers of a person becomes Qaza, and if he does not know which of them lapsed first, it will be sufficient if he offers two prayers of four Rakaats each, with the niyyat that the first is the Qaza prayer of the first day & the 2nd is the Qaza prayer of the 2nd day. 79

108. If one Zuhr prayer and one Isha prayer, or one Asr prayer and one Isha prayer of a person become Qaza, and he does not know which of them lapsed first, it is better that he should perform their Qaza in a way that would ensure that he has maintained the order. For example, if one Zuhr prayer and one Isha prayer have lapsed, and he does not know which of them lapsed first, he should first offer one Zuhr prayer, followed by one Isha prayer, and then one Zuhr prayer once again, or he should first offer one Isha prayer, and thereafter one Zuhr prayer, and then one Isha prayer once again. 109. If a person knows that he hasn’t offered a prayer consisting of four Rakaats, but does not know whether it is Zuhr or Isha, it will be sufficient to offer a 4 Rakaat prayer with the niyyat of offering Qaza prayer for the Namaz not offered, & as far as reciting loudly or silently, he will have an option. 110. If five prayers of a person have lapsed one after another, and he does not know which of them was first, he should offer nine prayers in order. For example, he commences with Fajr prayer and after having offered Zuhr, ASR, Maghrib and Isha prayers, he should offer again Fajr, Zuhr, ASR and Maghrib prayers. This way he will ensure the requisite order. 111. If a person knows that one prayer on each day has lapsed, but does not know its order, it is better that he should offer daily prayers of five days; and if his six prayers of six days have lapsed, he should offer six days' daily prayers. Thus for every Qaza prayer of an additional day, he should offer an additional day's prayers, so that he may become sure that he has offered the prayers in the same order in which they had become Qaza. For example, if he has not offered seven prayers of seven days, he should perform Qaza prayers of seven days. 112. If a person has a number of Fajr or Zuhr prayers Qaza on him, and he does not know their exact number, or has forgotten, for example, if he does not know whether they were three, 4 or 5 prayers, it will be sufficient if he offers the smaller number. However, it is better that he should offer enough Qaza to ensure, that he has offered all of them. For example, if he has forgotten how many Fajr prayers of his have become Qaza and is certain that they were not more than ten, he should, as a measure of precaution, offer ten Fajr prayers. 80

113. If a person has only one Qaza prayer of previous days, it is better that he should offer it first, and then start offering prayers of that day, if the time of Fazilat is not lost. And if he has no pending Qaza of previous days, but has one or more of the same day, it is better that he should offer Qaza prayers of that day before offering the present obligatory prayers, provided that, in so doing, the time of Fazilat is not lost. 114. If a person remembers during the prayers that one or more prayers of that same day have become Qaza, or that he has to offer only one Qaza prayer of the previous days, he should convert his niyyat to Qaza prayers, provided that (a) time allows, (b) converting the niyyat is possible, (c) and the time of Fazilat is not lost. For example, if he remembers before Ruku of the third Rakaat in Zuhr that his Fajr prayers was Qaza, and if the time for Zuhr is not limited, he should convert his niyyat to Fajr prayer, and complete it with two Rakaats, and then offer Zuhr prayer. But, if the time is limited, or if he cannot convert his niyyat to Qaza like, when he remembers in Ruku of the third Rakaat of Zuhr, that he has not offered the Fajr prayers, and by converting the niyyat to Fajr prayers, one Ruku which is a Rukn will increase, he should not change his niyyat to the Qaza Fajr prayer. 115. If a person is required to offer a number of Qaza prayers of previous days, together with one or more prayers of that very day, and if he does not have time to offer Qaza of all of them, or does not wish to offer Qaza of all of them on that day, it is Mustahab to offer the Qaza of that day before offering Ada (the same day's) prayers, and it is better that after offering previous Qaza, he should once again give Qaza of that day, which he had offered earlier. 116. As long as a person is alive, no other person can offer his Qaza on his behalf, even if he himself is unable to offer them. 117. Qaza prayers can be offered in congregation, irrespective of whether the prayers of the Imam are Ada or Qaza. In addition, it is not necessary that both of them should be offering the same prayers; there is no harm if a person offers Qaza Fajr prayers with the Zuhr prayer or ASR prayers of the Imam. 118. It is recommended that a discerning child, one who can distinguish between good and evil, is made to form the habit of praying regularly, and to perform other acts of worship. In fact, it is Mustahab that he is encouraged to offer Qaza prayers. 81

Qaza Prayers of a Father is Obligatory on the Eldest Son
119. If a person did not offer some of his obligatory prayers, and did not care to give Qaza, in spite of being able to do so, after his death, it is upon his eldest son, as an obligatory precaution to perform those Qaza, provided that the father did not leave them as a deliberate act of transgression. If the son cannot do so, he may hire someone to perform them. The Qaza prayers of his mother are not obligatory upon him, though it is better if he performs them. 120. If the eldest son doubts whether or not his father had any Qaza on him, he is under no obligation. 121. If the eldest son knows that his father had a certain number of Qaza prayers on him, but he is in doubt whether his father offered them or not, he should offer them, as an obligatory precaution. 122. If it is not known as to who is the eldest son of a person, it is not obligatory on anyone of the sons to offer their father's Qaza prayers. However, the Mustahab precaution is that they should divide his Qaza between them, or should draw lots for offering them. 123. If a dying person makes a will that someone should be hired to offer his Qaza prayers, and if the hired person performs them correctly, the eldest son will be free from his obligation. 124. If the eldest son wishes to offer the Qaza prayers of his mother, then in the matter of loud or silent recitations in Namaz, he will follow the rules, which apply, to him. Therefore, he should offer the Qaza prayers of his mother for Fajr, Maghrib and Isha prayers loudly. 125. If a person has to offer his own Qaza prayers, & he also wishes to offer the Qaza prayers of his parents, whichever he offers 1st will be in order. 126. If the eldest son was minor, or insane at the time of his father's death, it will not be obligatory upon him to offer Qaza of his father when he attains puberty or becomes sane. 127. If the eldest son of a person dies before offering the Qaza prayers of his father, it will not be obligatory on the second son. 82

Khak-E-Shifa ‫( ﺧﺎ ِ  َ َﺎﺀ‬The Earth of Kerbala) ‫ﮎ ﺷﻓ‬
There are several Ahadis (traditions) in Tufatuz Za-ir, Safinatun Najat and Mafatihun Najat that the earth of Kerbala (from the precinct of the resting place of Imam Hussain), known as Khak-E-Shifa, cures every ailment save the deadly disease (by which death has been decreed). Imam Jaffar bin Muhammad (a.s) Sadiq said: At the time of eating Khak-EShifa [for picking and holding it see (ii) below for curing a disease, say: BISMILLAAHI WA BILLAAHI In the name of Allah, for Allah, O,Allah, the Lord of this sacred, ALLAAHUMMA RABBA HAAD'IHIT TURBATIL MUBAARAKATIZ' helpful earth, the Lord of the Z'AAHIRATI WA RABBAN NOORIL light which is in it, the Lord of LAD'EE UNZILA FEEHI WA RABBAL the body which is resting in it, JASADIL LAD'EE SAKANA FEEHI the Lord of the guardian angels, WA RABBAL MALAA-IKATIL let it cure my disease (mention MUWAKKI LEENA BIHI the name of the disease, then JA'ALHO SHIFAA-AN MIN DAAkiss the earth and eat it with IN (mention the name of the disease, some water and continue), O then kiss the earth and eat it with some Allah let this pure earth be a water and continue) source of abundant means of ALLAAHUMMAJ-A'LHU RIZQAN livelihood, useful knowledge WAASI -A'N WA I 'LMAN NAAFI--A'N and a remedy for all (my) pains WA SHIFAA-AN MIN KULLI DAA- IN WA SUQMIN and ailments It is also mentioned in some books that the Imam had said that the earth should not be more than a seed of grain.

Hazrat Imam Jaffar bin Muhammad al Sadiq (A.S) said:
Before picking Khak-E-Shifa, recite: Bismillah Hir-Rahman Nir-Rahim Alaahumma Innee as-aluka Bih’aqqi haad’ihit’ T’eenati wa Bih’aqqi L Maliki L-Lad’ee Akhad’ahaa wa Bih’aqqin Nabiyyil Maliki L-Lad’ee Tanazzahaa wa Bih’aqqil Was’iyyi L-Lad’ee H’ALLA Feeha S’alli Alaa Mohammadin wa Ahley Bayti-hee Waj-a’l Lee Feeha Shifaa-an Min Kulli Daa- In wa Amnan Min Kulli Khawfin. In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful, O Allah I beseech You in the name of this earth, in the name of the angel who has gathered it, in the name of the prophet who made it free from anything impure, in the name of (his) vicegerent who stayed here, send blessings on Muhammad and on his family, and let this earth cure and heal all my ailments and 83

keep me safe from all fears. Then Imam also said: When you have picked Khak-e-Shifa recite: Surah al Fatiha, Surah Ya Sin, Surah al Qadar, Surah Al Kafirun, Surah Al Ikhlas, Surah al Falaq, Surah al Nas & Ayatal Kursi. (IF YOU DO NOT REMEMBER ABOVE SURAH) (You read any Surah)

In addition, the following Dua:
Alaahumma Bih’aqqi Mohammadin A’bdika WA Ha'beenika WA Nabiyyika WA

Rasoolika WA Ameenika WA bi Haqqi Ameeril Moomineena A'li yyobna Abee t’ A Ali bin A'bdika wa Akhee Rasoolika wa Bih’haqqi Fatemata Binte Nabiyyika wa Zawjati Waliyyika wa Bih’haqqi H'asani wal H’ussyni wa Bih’haqqi Aimmatir Raashideena wa Bih’haqqi Malakil Muwakkali wa Bih’haqqi Jasadil lad’eez” Ammantahu wa Bih’haqqi jamee-I'malaa’ikatika wa usulika waj-a-l haad’ihit’t’eena shifaa-anlee wa liman yastashfee Bihi min Kulli daa-in wa suqmin wa Maraz” in wa Amnan min Kulli Khawfin Alaahumma Bih’haqqi Mohammadin wa Ahley Bayti-hee ja'lhu ilman naafi-an wa Rizqan Waasi-an wa Shifaa-an min Kulli daa-in wa suqmin wa aafatin wa a’ahatin wa jamee-il awjaa-I’ Kulliha innaka a’laa Kulli shay-in qadeer Alaahumma Rabba haadiht Turbatil Mubaarakatil may-moonati wal mal akil lade habat’a Bihaa wal Wasiyyil ladee huwa feeha Salli Alaa Mohammadin wa aali Mohammadin wan-fa-neebihaa innaka alaa ku eli Shayin Qadeer. O Allah, in the name of Muhammad, Your servant, your dearest friend. Your prophet, Your messenger, Your trustee; in the name of Amir ul Momineen Ali ibn Abi Talib, Your servant, brother of Your messenger; in the name of Fatima, daughter of Your Prophet and wife of Your Wali in the name of Hasan and Hussain, in the name of the rightly guided guides; in the name of the guardian angel; in the name of the body covered by it; in the name of all angels and messengers, make this earth cure my disease and also of those who beseech You for removal of ailments, pains, diseases; and keep me (and all the beseechers) protected from all fears. O Allah, for the sake of Muhammad and his family, let this (earth) gives me useful knowledge, abundant means of livelihood, let it cure my pains and diseases, let it keep me safe from misfortunes; injuries, all kinds of pains. Verily you have power over all things. O Allah, the Lord of this sacred, blessed earth and the angel who descended on it and the vicegerent who is resting under it, sends blessings on Muhammad and on the children of Muhammad, and let it help me and benefit me. Verily you have power over all things. 84

Rajab-ul-Murajjab
Compiled by: - Sayedah Bint-e-Zahra, President Dukhtaraan-e-Islam. Rajab-ul-Murajjab, the one of those four months, which are called Hurmat Waley Maheenay (the months in which Jidal-o-Qital (fighting) was prohibited and they are Rajab, Zeeqa'ad, Zilhajj and Muharram), is the 7th month of Islamic calendar. Allah has bestowed it honoured, respected, gloried and preference. A saying of Holy Prophet (peace of Allah be upon him his progeny) goes: "Rajab is the month of Ali (a.s), Shabaan mine while Ramazan of Allah's"

There are two types of Rajab Amaal:
1. Amaal, which are not specified with any specific day or night; 2. Amaal that is specified with some specific days and nights. Person who keeps fast in this holy month deserves the pleasure of Allah Almighty. It is reported that he who is not capable of keeping fast in this month should recite following 'Tasbeehat' daily for hundred times:

Glory be to the deity who is glorious, praise be to Him that no one is worthy of Tasbeeh save He. Praise is to Allah who is honourable and exalted. Glory be to Him who wore the dress of respect and He is worthy of it.' Mo'alla bin Khunais has reported from Hazrat Imam Jaffar-e-Sadiq (as) that He (as) said for the recitation of following Dua in this blessed month.

‫ُﺑ ﺣ ﻥ‬ ّ ‫ُﺑ ۡ َﺎ ّ  ۡۡ  َ ِﺍﻟﺟﻟﻳﻝ ﺳۡ َﺎ ّ ﻣﻥﻻﻳﻧﺑﻐﻰ ﺍﻟﺳَﻳﺢﺍﻻﻟﻪ  ۡۡۡ َﺎ‬ ‫ﺳ‬ ‫ُۡﺑ ﺣ ﻥ‬ ‫ﺳ ﺣ ﻥ ﺍﻻ ﻟﻪ‬ ‫ﺍﻻ ۡ ﻋﺯﺍﻻﻛﺭﻡ  ُﺑ ۡ َﺎ ّ ﻣﻥ  ِﺑﺱﺍﻟﻌـﺯﻭﻫﻭﻟﻪﺍﻫﻝ‬ ‫ﺳ ﺣﻥ ﻟ‬

 ‫ﺍﻟﻟﻬﻡ ﺍﻧﻰ ﺍﺳﺋﻟﮏ ﺻﺑﺭﺍﻟﺷﺎﻛﺭﻳﻥ ﻟﮏ ﻭ ﻋﻣﻝ ﺍﻟﺧﺎﺋﻓـﻳﻥ ﻣﻧﮏ ﻭ ﻳﻗـﻳﻥ‬  ‫ﺍﻟـﻌﺎﺑﺩﻳﻥ ﻟﮏ○ ﺍﻟﻟﻬﻡ ﺍﻧﺕ ﺍﻟـﻌﻟﻰ ﺍﻟـﻌﻅﻳﻡ ﻭ ﺍﻧﺎ ﻋﺑﺩﮎ ﺍﺑﺎﺋﺱ ﺍﻟـﻓـﻗـﻳﺭ‬ ‫ﺍﻧﺕ ﺍﻟﻐﻧﻰ ﺍﻟﺣﻣﻳﺩ ﻭ ﺍﻧﺎ ﺍﻟﻌـﺑﺩ ﺍﻟﺫﻟﻳﻝ○ ﺍﻟﻟﻬﻡ ﺻﻝ ﻋﻟﻰ ﻣﺣﻣﺩ ﻭ ﺁﻟﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﺍﻣﻧﻥ ﺑـﻐـﻧﺎﮎ ﻋﻟﻰ ﻓـﻗﺭﻯ ﻭ ﺑﺣﻟﻣﮏ ﻋﻟﻰ ﺟﻬﻟﻰ ﻭ ﺑﻗﻭﺗﮏ ﻋﻟﻰ ﺿﻌﻓﻰ‬  ‫ﻳﺎ ﻗﻭﻯ ﻳﺎ ﻋﺯﻳﺯ○ ﺍﻟﻟﻬﻡ ﺻﻝ ﻋﻟﻰ ﻣﺣﻣﺩ ﻭ ﺁﻟﻪ ﺍﻻ ﻭ ﺻﻳﺎﺀ ﺍﻟﻣﺭﺿﻳﻳﻥ‬ ‫○ﻭ ﺍﻛﻓﻧﻰ ﻣﺎ ﺍﻫﻣﻧﻰ ﻣﻥ ﺍﻣﺭﺍﻟﺩﻧﻳﺎ ﻭ ﺍﻻﺧﺭﺓ ﻳﺎ ﺍﺭﺣﻡ ﺍﻟﺭﺍﺣﻣﻳﻥ‬
*Holy Prophet (peace of Allah is upon him and his progeny) said that he who recites.

‫○ﺍﺳﺗﻐـﻓﺭﺍﷲ ﺍﻟﺫﻯ ﻻﺍﻟﻪﺍﻻ ﻫﻭ ﻭﺣﺩﻩ ﻻﺷﺭﻳﮏ ﻟﻪ ﻭ ﺍﺗﻭﺏ ﺍﻟﻳﻪ‬
*Hundred times in this month will be pardoned by Allah. Two rakaat prayers, to be offered in any of this month's nights, have been 85 reported from Holy Prophet (s.a.w.). In each rakaat following

Sureties are to be recited: Surah Hamd---one time Surah Kafirun---one time and Surah Ikhlas----three times. The first Shab-e-Jum'a (the night between Thursday and Friday) of this month is called 'Laila Tur Ragha'ib'. A special Amaal of Holy Prophet has been reported in this night with great Fazilat (merit). The Amaal is as under:Keep fast on the first Thursday of Rajab then at night, which is Shab-eJum’a, 12-rakaat prayer-each two rakaat with one Salam is to be offered between Maghrib and Eisha prayer. In each rakaat, following surahs should be recited: Surah-e-Hamd---one time Surah-e-Qadar----three times Surah-e-Ikhlas---12 times. After prayer, recite this 70 times:

‫ﺍﻟﻟﻬﻡ ﺻﻝ ﻋﻟﻰ ﻣـﺣﻣـﺩﺍﻟﻧﺑﻰ ﺍﻻﻣﻰ ﻭ ﻋﻟﻰ ﺁﻟﻪ‬
Then recite 70 times following in prostration:

‫○ﺳﺑﻭﺡ ﻗـﺩﻭﺱ ﺭﺏ ﺍﻟﻣﻼﺋﻛﺔ ﻭ ﺍﻟﺭﻭﺡ‬
After prostration, recite 70 times following in prostration:

‫○ﺭﺏ ﺍﻏـﻓـﺭ ﻭ ﺍﺭﺣﻡ ﻭ ﺗﺟـﺎﻭﺯ ﻋﻣﺎ ﺗـﻌـﻟﻡ ﺍﻧﮏ ﺍﻧﺕ ﺍﻟﻌـﻟﻰ ﺍﻻﻋـﻅﻡ‬ ‫○ﺳﺑﻭﺡ ﻗـﺩﻭﺱ ﺭﺏ ﺍﻟﻣﻼﺋﻛﺔ ﻭ ﺍﻟﺭﻭﺡ‬
Then again, recite: 70 times in prostration and ask Allah for his wishes and needs, which will be, fulfilled Isha Allah (ALLAH willing). (A) Ziarat of Hazrat Imam Raza (a.s) is desirable in this month. (B) Many reports have come down about the great merit acquired by performing off seasonal pilgrimage to Mecca (Umrah) in this month. (C) There is great Fazilat reported of offering Namaz-e-Salman Farsi in this month. (Mafatihul Jinnan consulted for detail). Amaal that is specified with some specific days and nights: First night of Rajab is the night of blessings. There are many Amaal to be performed in it. 86 Some of them are: 1-Recite following at the time of sighting moon:

‫ﺍﻟﻟﻬﻡ ﺍﻫﻟﻪ ﻋﻟﻳﻧﺎ ﺑﺎﻻﻣﻥ ﻭﺍﻻﻳﻣﺎﻥ ﻭﺍﻟﺳﻼﻣﺔ ﻭﺍﻻﺳﻼﻡ‬ ‫○ﺭﺑﻰ ﻭﺭﺑﮏ ﺍﷲ ﻋﺯﻭ ﺟﻝ‬
2-Take bath, It is reported that he who takes bath in the 1st, 15th and last night becomes as (sinless) pure and innocent from his sins as he just has born. 3-Cease to sleep & spend night in ibadat is also a source of great reward. 4. Recite Ziarat-e-Imam Hussain (a.s). 5-It is reported from Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s) that recitation of following Dua’a in this night is desirable:

‘And then ask Allah for his wishes’. Month of Rajab
1st day of Rajab is a glorious day as the 5th descendant of Holy Prophet Hazrat Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s) the son of Hazrat Imam Zain-ulAbideen bin al Hussain (a.s) and Hazrat Fatima Umm-e-Abdullah, the daughter of Imam Hassan bin Ali ibne Abi Talib (a.s) was born in Madina al Munawwara in 57 A.H. His Holy grave is in the cemetery of al-Baqee in Madina, the city of the Apostle (peace of Allah be upon Him & His progeny). Imam Baqir (a.s) was present in Kerbala at the time of the gruesome tragedy of the wholesale massacre of his grand father Imam Hussain (a.s) and his companions.

٬‫ﺍﻟﻛﻣﺎﻝ، ﻛﻝ ﺍﻟﻛﻣﺎﻝ ﺍﻟﺗـﻓـﻗﻪ ﻓﻰ ﺍﻟﺩﻳﻥ‬ ‫ ○ﻭﺍﻟﺻﺑﺭ ﻋﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﻧﺎﺋﺑﺔ٬ ﻭﺗـﻗـﺩﻳﺭ ﺍﻟﻣـﻌﻳﺷﺔ‬
One of his saying goes: 'The height of perfection is excellence in the understanding of the religion, 87 endurance in hardships and administration of the affairs of life according to one's means, in the right measure." Some Amaal of this day are as under:

1- Keeping fast. 2- Reciting Ziarat of Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s). 3- Taking bath. 4- Wearing new clothes. Third Rajab is the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi (a.s)the 10th descendant of Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace of Allah be upon him & his progeny). He was martyred at Samrah in the year 254 A.H. At that time, He was 42 years. His holy mausoleum is in Samrah, a city of Iraq. The period of His Imamate was thirty-three years. Fifth Rajab is the birth anniversary of Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi bin Imam Muhammad Taqi (a.s) and Hazrat Sausan (a.s). He was born at Surya in Madina in the year 212 A.H. In the time of Mutawakkil there was a woman named Zainab who claimed to be a descendant of Holy Prophet (Pbuh). Mutawakkil sought the confirmation of Zaineb's (s.a) claim from the Imam. Imam said 'as the beasts are prohibited to eat the flesh of the descendants of Holy Prophet (Pbuh) so he should throw Zainab to the beasts and test her claim'. On hearing this, she began to tremble and confessed that she was false. Mutawakkil then ordered the Imam to be thrown to the beasts to test the claim. To his great surprise, he witnessed the beasts prostrating their heads before the Imam (a.s). Ninth Rajab is the birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali Asghar (a.s), the son of Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s) and Hazrat Rubab (a.s). 6-month old Hazrat Ali Asghar (a.s) the beloved brother of Hazrat Sakeena (s.a) was the youngest martyred of Kerbala. Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqhe Jaffaria Pakistan has announced to observe Rajab 10 is a glorious day as Hazrat Imam Muhammad Taqi bin Ali Raza (a.s) the 9th descendant of Holy Prophet (Pbuh), was born on this day in the year 195 A.H. at Medina. His epithet was Abu Jaffar and his famous tittles were al-Jawaad and Al-Taqi. The period of his Imamat after his father was 17teen years. His mother's name was Hazrat Sabika (s.a), 88 (Khaizran). He was martyred in Baghdad in the year 220 A.H. At that time, he was 25 years of age. He was buried beside his grand father, Imam Moosa Kazim (a.s) the 7th Imam, in Kazmayn, Iraq. Tehreek Nafaz-eFiqhe Jaffaria Pakistan has announced to observe Rajab Ameer ul

Momineen Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Talib (a.s), the brother of the Apostle of Allah and his paternal cousin, and his helper (wazir) Khalifa bila fasl in his affairs, his son in law (being married) to his daughter, Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a), mistress of the women of the worlds was born in the sacred house 'Khana Kaaba' in Makka on 13th day of Rajab, 30 years after the year of elephant (Aamul-feel). The imamate of the Lord of the testamentary trustees of authority (Syed ul Ausiya) was for thirty years after the Holy Prophet (Pbuh). He was the son of Hazrat (Imran) Abu Talib (a.s) the protector of Risalat and Hazrat Fatima binte Asad---under her care Holy Prophet was brought up and to whom Holy Prophet called 'mother'. A saying of Holy Prophet about Hazrat Ali (a.s) goes:

‫ﺍﻧﺎ ﻣﺩﻳﻧـﺔ ﺍﻟﻌﻟﻡ ﻭ ﻋﻟﻰ    ﺑﺍﺑﻬﺎ‬  
'I am the city of knowledge and Ali (a.s) is its gate.' Imam Shafei--one of Aimmah Arba'a said about Ali ibne Abi Talib (a.s):

‫ﻋﻟ ٌ     ﺣﺑﻪ ﺟﻧﻪ   ﻗـﺳـﻳـﻡ ﺍﻟﻧﺎﺭﻭ ﺍﻟﺟﻧـﺔ‬  ‫ﻰ‬ ‫ﻭﺻﻰ ﻣﺻﻃﻓﻰ ﺣﻗﺎ  ﺍﻣﺎﻡ ﺍﻻﻧﺱ ﻭ ﺍﻟﺟﻧﺔ‬
'The love of Ali (a.s) is a shield (against sins), and He Ali (a.s) is the distributor of Hell and Heaven, in fact He Ali (a.s) is the rightful executive (trustee) of Mustafa (The Prophet) and the leader (Imam) of human beings and jinn’s'. Great poet and philosopher of the East, Allama Muhammad Iqbal says:

‫ﻣـﺳﻟﻡ ﺍﻭﻝ ﺷﻪ ﻣﺭﺩﺍﮞ ﻋﻟﻰ     ﻋﺷﻕﺭﺍ ﺳﺭﻣﺎﻳﻪ ﺍﻳﻣﺎﮞ ﻋﻟﻰ‬ ‫ﺍﺯ ﻭﻻﺌ   ﺪﺭﺩ ﻣﺎﻧﺵ ﺯﻧﺩﻩ ﺍﻡ   ﺩﺭ ﺟﻬﺍﮞ ﻣﺛـﻝ ﮔﻬﺭ ﺗﺎﺑﻧﺩﻩ ﺍﻡ‬
First of the Muslims and Master (king) of the valiant is Ali (a.s). The treasure of faith for the divine love (of Allah) is Ali (a.s) it is only through his (Ali’s (a.s)) family's love that I am living, and am shining in the world like a jewel (pearl). TNFJ has announced three-day ‘Jashane-Murtazawi’ to be observed from Rajab 11-13 throughout the world. 13th day is also the beginning of 'Ayyam ul baiz'. A person who wants to perform 'Amaal Umme Da'ud' should keep fast on 13, 14 and 15 Rajab. 15th night of Rajab (night between 14 and 15) is honourable night. Some Amaal to be performed in it have been reported: 89 1-to take bath (gusal). 2-cease to sleep and spend night in ibadat. 3-recite Ziarat of Hazrat Syedush Shuhada Imam Hussain (a.s).

4-Da'ud bin Sarhan reported from Hazrat Imam Jaffar-e-Sadiq (A.S) he said that 12 rakaat prayers be performed in this night. After offering prayer recite following: Surah-e-Hamd>>4 times, =Surah-e-Naas>>4 times, =Surah-e-Falaq>>4 times Surah-e-Ikhlas>>4 times, ==Ayat al Kursi>>4 times Then recite: ۡ ‫ ِ ِ  َﺍ َِﻟ َِ ّ ﺍ ُ  َﺍ َُﻛ ۡ َﺭ‬ ‫ﷲ ﻭ ﻻﺍ َﻪﺍﻻ ﷲ ﻭ ﷲﺍ ﺑ‬ After this recite following for four times:

ُ ‫ ○ﺳَﺑ ۡ َﺎ ّﺍ َ   َﺍﻟ ۡ َﻣـ‬ ‫ﺣﻦﷲ ﻭ ﺣ ۡﺩ‬

‫ﺍﷲ ﺭﺑﻰ ﻻﺷـﺭﮎ ﺑﻪ ﺷﻳﺋﺎﻭ ﻣﺎﺷﺎﺀ ﺍﷲ  ﺍﷲ‬  ‫○ﻟـﻗﻭﺓ ﺍﻻ ﺑﺎﷲ ﺍﻟـﻌـﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﻌـﻆﻳـﻡ‬
Rajab 15 is blessed & glorious day. Some Amaal for this day are as under. 1. Take bath. 2. Ziarat of Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s) Ibne Abi Nasr reported that he asked from Imam Raza (a.s) 'in which month should I visit Imam Hussain (a.s)? He (a.s) replied '15th Rajab and 15th Shabaan'. 3. Salat-e-Salman Farsi (for this prayer Mafateeh ul Jinnan may be consulted). 4. Amaal Umm e Da'ud. It is the best Amaal of the day (Mafateeh ul Jinnan may be consulted). On 22nd day of Rajab Momineen arrange Niaz in Hazrat Imam Jaffar Sadiq (a.s)'s name. Muawiya (Pit of Hell be for him), the son of Abu Sufiyan and Hinda who gnawed the liver of Hazrat Hamza (a.s), the uncle of Rasool Muhammad (Pbuh), Muawiya (Pit of Hell be for him) was died on Rajab 22. After the death of Muawiya his son Yazeed (May the curse of Allah be for them) came into power.