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21-06-2024 |15 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1445 AH

A special prayer on Sundays in Dhu al-Qidah, (Dhū al-Qaʿdah)


The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) is reported as having mentioned a great reward for those who offer a special prayer on Sundays in Dhu’l-Qa’dah, adding that their repentance would be accepted, their sins forgiven, their rivals made pleased with them on the Resurrection Day, caused to die on true faith, given the true religion, granted expansion and light in the grave, the parents made pleased with them, their parents and offspring had their sins forgiven, provided with expansive sustenance, and granted lenience of the Angel of Death and easiness of their souls leaving their bodies.

The method of this prayer is that one should bathe oneself on Sunday, do the ritual ablution (wudu’), and offer a four-unit prayer in each unit of which Surah al-Faatehah is recited once, Surah al-Tawheed repeated three times, and Surahs al-Falaq and al-Nas recited once each. After that, the statement of imploring for forgiveness Should be Repeat 70 times.

اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّٰهَ وَاَتُوْبُ اِلَيْهِ.

After that say the following statement once :

لَاْ حَوْلَ وَلَاْ قُوَّۃَ اِلَّا بِاللّٰهِ اْلعَلِیِ الْعَظِیْمِ

After that, You have to say the following supplicatory prayer :

یَاعَزِیْزُ یَا غَفَّارُاِغْفِرْلِیْ ذُنُوْبِیْ وَذُنُوِبِ جَمِیعِ اِلمُؤْمِنِیْنَ وَالْمُؤمِنَاتِ فَاِنَّہ لَا یَغْفِرُ الذُنُوْبَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ


I seek the forgiveness of Allah and I repent before Him.

After that say the following statement once:

There is no power and no strength except with Allah, the Most High, the All-great.

After that, You have to say the following supplicatory prayer :

O Almighty! O All-forgiving! (Please) forgive my sins and the sins of all believing men and women, for none can forgive sins save You.

Explanation / Details::

It is worth mentioning that a Hadith reads that to observe fasting on three consecutive days in a sacred month; namely, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, brings about the reward of nine hundred year worship.

The lofty Shaykh Ali ibn Ibrahim al-Qummi says, “The rewards of good deeds, as well as the punishments for evil deeds, are doubled in the sacred months.”

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan