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The Last Wednesday of afar

Many of the pious state that on the last Wednesday of the month of afar, Allah sends
down the trials and tribulations that will occur throughout the year. These trials and
tribulations are spread out accordingly and apportioned to specific people. The pious
thus recommend making certain supplications and performing certain devotional acts
seeking Allahs mercy and gentleness during this time to avoid being apportioned any
trial or tribulation.

They recommend praying four rakt (between sunrise and midday with the
intention of alt al-u):

In each of the four rakt one should recite Srat al-Ftiah, followed by:
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Srat Al-Kawthar (Chapter 108) 17 times


Srat Al-Ikhl (Chapter 112) 5 times
Srat Al-Falaq (Chapter 113) once
Srat Al-Ns (Chapter 114) once

Then this supplication should be recited:

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Bismillh Ar-Ramn Ar-Ram, wa alla Allhu tala ala Sayyidin Muammadin
wa ala lihi wa abihi wa sallam. {Allhumma} y shadd al-quw, wa y shadd
al-mil, y azzu dhallat li izzatika jam khalqik; ikfin min jam khalqik, y
musin, y mujammil, y mutafail, y munim, y mukrim - y man la ilha ill
anta, bi ramatika y aram ar-Rimn. {Allhumma} bi sirril-asani wa akhh,
wa Jaddihi wa abh, ikfin sharra hadh al-yawm wa m yanzilu fh, y Kf. Fa sa
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yukfkahumu Allhu wa Huwa As-Sam ul-Alm}. Wa asbuna Allhu wa nam al


wakl, wa l awla wa l quwwata ill billh Al-Al, Al-Am. Wa alla Allhu
tala ala Sayyidin Muammadin wa ala lihi wa abihi wa sallam.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. May the prayers and peace of
Allah the Exalted be upon our Master Muammad, and upon his Family and
Companions. O Allah, Possessor of intense strength and power, O Glorious One,
Your entire creation is humbled before Your might protect me from Your entire
creation, O Charitable One, O Beautifier, O Gracious One, O Giver of Blessings,
O Generous One - there is no god except You, we ask Your Mercy, O Most Merciful!
O Allah, by the secret [blessing you have given] Al-asan and his brother [usayn],
his grandfather [the Messenger of Allah], his father [Al ibn Ab lib] - protect us
from the evil of this day and from what descends on this day, O Sufficient
Protector! Allah will suffice you against them, He is the All-Seeing, All-Knowing.
Allah is sufficient for us, and He is the best disposer of affairs, and there is no might
or power except by Allah, the Exalted, the Mighty. May the prayers and peace of
Allah be upon our Master Muammad, his Family, and Companions.

They also recommend reading Srat Y-Sn, and when reaching the verse:


Salmun qawlan min Rabbin Ram (36:58) to repeat that verse 313 times
After finishing the Srah, read this supplication:



Allhumma alli ala Sayyidin Muammadin altan tunjn bih min jam alahwli wa al-ft, wa taq lan bih jam al-jt, wa tuahhirun bih min jam
as-sayyt, wa tarfaun bih ala ad-darajt, wa tuballighun bih aqa al-ghyt,
min jam al-khayrt, fi al-ayti wa bad al mamt. {Allahummarif ann sharra
m yanzilu min as-sam wa m yakhruju min al-ar, innaka ala kulli shayyin
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qadr. Wa alla Allhu tala ala Sayyidin Muammadin wa ala lihi wa abihi
wa sallam.

O Allah, bestow prayers upon our Master Muammad by which You save us from all
threats and calamities, fulfil all our needs, purify us from the entirety of our sins, and
by which You raise us to the highest levels and allow us to reach our greatest
aspirations in this life and after death. O Allah, avert from us the evil that descends
from the heavens, and from [the evil] that comes from the earth - indeed, You are
have power over all things. May the prayers and peace of Allah be upon our Master
Muammad, his Family, and Companions.
Finally, it is recommended to supplicate for ones spiritual needs as well as ones
worldly needs and to ask Allah for protection and good health.

Taken from Kanz al-Naj wal-Surr by Shaykh `Abd al-amd Quds. Thanks to Sidi Amjad Tarsin for the original
translation.