Dua'a for 23rd Ramadhan (1)

يَا رَبَّ لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ وَ جَاعِلَهَا خَيْرا مِنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ وَ رَبَّ اللَّيْلِ وَ النَّهَارِ وَ الْجِبَالِ وَ الْبِحَارِ وَ الظُّلَمِ وَ الْأَنْوَارِ وَ الْأَرْضِ وَ السَّمَاءِ يَا بَارِئُ يَا مُصَوِّرُ يَا حَنَّانُ يَا مَنَّانُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا قَيُّومُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا بَدِيعُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ لَكَ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَى وَ الْأَمْثَالُ الْعُلْيَا وَ الْكِبْرِيَاءُ وَ الْآلاءُ أَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تُصَلِّىَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ اسْمِى فِى هَذِهِ اللَّيْلَةِ فِى السُّعَدَاءِ وَ رُوحِى مَعَ الشُّهَدَاءِ وَ إِحْسَانِى فِى عِلِّيِّينَ وَ إِسَاءَتِى مَغْفُورَةً وَ أَنْ تَهَبَ لِى يَقِينا تُبَاشِرُ بِهِ قَلْبِى وَ إِيمَانا يُذْهِبُ الشَّكَّ عَنِّى وَ تُرْضِيَنِى بِمَا قَسَمْتَ لِى وَ آتِنَا فِى الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَ فِى الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَ قِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ الْحَرِيقِ وَ ارْزُقْنِى فِيهَا ذِكْرَكَ وَ شُكْرَكَ وَ الرَّغْبَةَ إِلَيْكَ وَ الْإِنَابَةَ وَ التَّوْبَةَ وَ التَّوْفِيقَ لِمَا وَفَّقْتَ لَهُ مُحَمَّدا وَ آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلامُ.

Translation : O Lord of Laylatul Qadr (night of power), who has made it better than a thousand months. O Lord of the night and the day, of the mountains and the seas, of darkness and light, and the earth and the sky. O the Originator, the Designer, The Affectionate, the Gracious. O Allah, the Beneficent, O Allah, the Everlasting, O Allah, O (the) Maker, O Allah, O Allah, O Allah, You have the most beautiful names, the highest examples, the grandeur, the bounties. I beseech You to, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, and place my name,

in this night, among the fortunate, and my soul among the martyrs, let my good deeds be (written) in the 'Illiyyin (Book of the virtuous),and my evil deeds be forgiven. (And I beseech You to ) grant me a certainty which gives joy to my heart, and a faith which drives doubt away from me, and make me pleased with what You have granted me. (And I beseech You to) Give us good in this world, and good in the Hereafter, and save us from the punishment of the burning fire. (HQ 2:201) (And I beseech You to) grant me in it (Laylatul Qadr) Your rememberance, and Your gratitude, and desire for (pleasing) You, turning (to You for repentance), and success, for all that You have granted Muhammad and his family, peace be on him and on them.

The following Du'a ?s also recommended to be rec?ted on the 21st n?ght of the month of Ramadhan.

يَا بَاطِنا فِى ظُهُورِهِ وَ يَا ظَاهِرا فِى بُطُونِهِ وَ يَا بَاطِنا لَيْسَ يَخْفَى وَ يَا ظَاهِرا لَيْسَ يُرَى يَا مَوْصُوفا لا يَبْلُغُ بِكَيْنُونَتِهِ مَوْصُوفٌ وَ لا حَدٌّ مَحْدُودٌ وَ يَا غَائِبا [غَائِبُ‏] غَيْرَ مَفْقُودٍ وَ يَا شَاهِدا [شَاهِدُ] غَيْرَ مَشْهُودٍ يُطْلَبُ فَيُصَابُ وَ لا يَخْلُو [لَمْ يَخْلُ‏] مِنْهُ السَّمَاوَاتُ وَ الْأَرْضُ وَ مَا بَيْنَهُمَا طُرْفَةَ [طَرْفَةَ] عَيْنٍ لا يُدْرَكُ بِكَيْفٍ [بِكَيْفَ‏] وَ لا يُؤَيَّنُ بِأَيْنٍ [بِأَيْنَ‏] وَ لا بِحَيْثٍ [بِحَيْثُ‏] أَنْتَ نُورُ النُّورِ وَ رَبُّ الْأَرْبَابِ أَحَطْتَ بِجَمِيعِ الْأُمُورِ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَىْ‏ءٌ وَ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ هُوَ هَكَذَا وَ لا هَكَذَا غَيْرُهُ

Translation : O intrinsic Fundamental (Secret) evident in His exposed intelligible expression (manifest), and O Rational Exposition (Manifest) leading to His genuine quintessential (secret). O Innate Unseeable but not unintelligible. O Expressive exposition but not seeable. O He who is distinguished by qualities but no description points out His Being, nor any definition defines Him. O He who is transcendental but not missing. O He who is present but not perceivable! No sooner He is longed for (remembered) He reaches to pay attention. At no time, even for a flash of the eyelids (lesser than that), the heavens and the earth and that which is between them is empty of His presence. There is no way to know how is He, nor find out where is He, nor say why is He. Thou art the Light of every light, and the Lord of the lords, Thou controls every aspect of all phenomena. Glory be to He like unto whom there is nothing. He is Hearing, Seeing. Glory be to He who is "just like that", and is not "just like that" anyone other than He.

Miscellaneous Recommend Du'as for the month of Ramadhan

The Holy Prophet (pbuh) had advised the faithfuls to recite the following du'a after every obligatory Salaat to obtain Allah's mercy.

O Allah, let peace and tranquillity prevail over the people buried in the graves! O Allah, let the have-nots get rid of scarcity! O Allah, let the hungry be able to eat their fill! O Allah provide clothes to the mortals in tatters! O Allah, enable all debtors pay back the debts! O Allah, cheer up every heart-broken! O Allah, let every wayfarer return to his home! O Allah set free every detained captive! O Allah let every trouble maker see the right path in the common interest of the Muslims! O Allah make the sick get well! O Allah, fill the yawning gaps of destitution through Thy unlimited resources! O Allah, make better our deteriorating condition with the help of Thy free bounties and benefits! O Allah free us from the burden of debts and poverty! Verily, Thou are able to do all things.

Imam Ja'far bin Muhammad al-Sadiq (a.s.) and Imam Musa bin Ja'far al-Kaazim (a.s.) had advised the faithfuls to recite the following Du'as after every obligatory salaat:

O Allah, give me enough means so that I may go to Thy Holy House for pilgrimage this year and every year till I live in ease and comfort bestowed upon me by Thee; do not deny me these opportunities of visiting the venerable places and calling upon the resting abode of Thy Prophet (Thy blessings be on him and on his children), and in the matter of all the needs of this world and the hereafter continue to do good for me. O Allah, I request you to take a decisive decision regarding my affairs in the night of "Qadr", a decision that cannot be reversed,

nor can be changed, which includes me among the pilgrims of the "Sacred House" their dutiful pilgrimage receiving Thy approval, their efforts acknowledged their mistakes forgiven, their sins atoned for; and in the course of it make it possible that I live long in ease and comfort, pay back my debts and settle the money obligations. So be it, O the Lord of the worlds.

The following dua has also been advised by the Imams. It is recommended that this Du'a be recited after every obligatory prayer.

O the High, O the Great, O the Forgiver, O the Merciful, Thou are the Lord of the lords, Thee, and Thou hears and sees everything. This is the month Thou has made great, exalted, distinguished, rendered superior over all other months, and this is the month in which Thou has made fasting obligatory for me, and this is the month of Ramazan in which Thou sent down the Holy Quran, guidance for the mankind, which has clear signs to show the right path and set apart truth from falsehood; and Thou celebrated it with the "Night of Qadr" a night better than a thousand months. So, O the Owner of favours and benefits whom none can oblige, have mercy on me by cutting off my drift towards the hellfire and direct me unto the Paradise, O the Most Merciful.

Du'a Faraj

(Du'a for the reappearance of the Imam of the Time (a.s.)

O Allah, be for Your representative the Hujjat (proof), son of Al-Hasan, Your blessings be on him and his forefathers in this hour and in every hour, a guardian, a protector, a leader, a helper, a proof, and an eye until You make him live on the earth, in obedience (to You), and cause him to live in it for a long time.