THE DUA’ OF PROPHET KHIDHR (A.S.)
ibn Ziyad an-Nakhaa-i was originally from Yemen. His family inhabited
Kufa during the Khilafah of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s.). He was a very
noble man and also a close companion of Imam (a.s.).
many traditions from Imam (a.s.) reported by Kumayl. Some of them are as
Imam Ali (as) once saw some Muslims
arguing among themselves on the topic of fate and destiny, on the first
day of Sha’ban. He discouraged them from their preoccupation and
instead drew their attention to the merits of this month. He said that
the Lord had called it Sha’ban because His favours and bounties were
scattered (sha’aba) all over during it. Allah presents His great
bounties in this month which are easy to achieve, and inexpensive, said
Imam Ali (as). This could mean that the doing of ‘ibadah (acts
of worship), performing other good deeds and abstaining from evils will
carry manifold benefits.
one of the four months declared sacred by Allah (SWT) in the Holy
Qur’an. It is also known as Shahrullah
meaning the month of Allah (SWT). The Holy Prophet (saw) has
is the month of Allah, Sha’ban is my month and Ramadhan is the month of
my Ummah (nation)”.
Know, that certainly the hearts of the Obedient and Sincere ones will be
attracted to you like birds are attracted to their nests"
Al-Askari (as) to his son Imam Al-Mahdi (atfs)
: My God, offenses have clothed me in the garment of my lowliness,
separation from Thee has wrapped me in the clothing of my misery! My
dreadful crimes have deadened my heart, so bring it to life by a
repentance from Thee! O my hope and my aim! O my wish and my want! By
Thy might, I find no one but Thee to forgive my sins and I see none but
Thee to mend my brokenness! I have subjected myself to Thee in repeated
turning, I have humbled myself to Thee in abasement.
No one with any sensitivity toward
human weakness and Allah's love can fail to be moved at least by some of
the supplications contained in the Sahifa. Here we have one of the
greatest spiritual luminaries of Islam so overawed by the sense of God's
goodness, mercy, and majesty as to express his utter nothingness before
the Creator in terms that may seen surprisingly explicit for one deemed
by his followers to be the possessor of such holiness. In the Sahifa we
see Islamic spirituality - or that dimension of the religion of Islam
which deals with the practical and lived reality of the personal
relationship between man and Allah - expressed in the most universal of
languages, that of the concrete and intimate yearning of the soul for
completion and perfection.
Praise be to God, who existed before
creation and the giving of life, and who shall continue to exist after
all things have perished.
The Knower, who forgets not him who
remembers Him; Who does not diminish him who gives Him thanks; who does
not disappoint him who prays to Him; and does not frustrate the hope of
him who places hope in Him.
A brief commentary on Dua al-Iftitah
al-iftutah was taught by or twelth Imam (a) for Shi'as to recite every
night during the month Ramadhan, The Du'a is excellent for moulding
man's attitude towards his Creator as it discusses many aspects of the
wrethedness of the human being, and the grace of Allah. The Du's can be
divided into two parts:
This Du'a has been taught by our fourth
Imam (a) and is a clear indication of the loftiness of moral virtues
expected of a believer. Islam believes in the elevation of the human
being, that a human is a great and dignified creation, far above the
animal world. One of the signs of this dignity is the possession of
noble and magnanimous qualities.