Reward for Awaiting for the Reappearance

Imam Ja’far al Sadiq (‘a) is reported to have said, “Whoever prays Almighty Allah with this supplicatory prayer of covenant for forty mornings, will be one of the supporters of our Rising Imam. If he dies before that (i.e. the advent of the Imam), Almighty Allah will take him out of his grave and give him one thousand rewards for each word of this supplicatory prayer and erase from him one thousand of his wrongdoings.”

بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

اَللّٰهُمَّ رَبَّ النُّوْرِ الْعَظِيْمِ وَ رَبَّ الْكُرْسِيِّ الرَّفِيْعِ وَ رَبَّ الْبَحْرِ الْمَسْجُوْرِ وَ مُنْزِلَ التَّوْرَاةِ وَ الْاِنْجِيْلِ وَ الزَّبُوْرِ وَ رَبَّ الظِّلِّ وَ الْحَرُوْرِ وَ مُنْزِلَ الْقُرْاٰنِ الْعَظِيْمِ وَ رَبَّ الْمَلَاۤئِكَةِ الْمُقَرَّبِيْنَ وَ الْاَنْبِيَاۤءِ وَ الْمُرْسَلِيْنَ اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيۤ اَسْاَلُكَ بِوَجْهِكَ الْكَرِيْمِ وَ بِنُوْرِ وَجْهِكَ الْمُنِيْرِ وَ مُلْكِكَ الْقَدِيْمِ يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ اَسْاَلُكَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذِيۤ اَشْرَقَتْ بِهِ السَّمَاوَاتُ وَ الْاَرَضُوْنَ وَ بِاسْمِكَ الَّذِيْ يَصْلَحُ بِهِ الْاَوَّلُوْنَ وَ الْاٰخِرُوْنَ يَا حَيًّا قَبْلَ كُلِّ حَيٍّ وَ يَا حَيًّا بَعْدَ كُلِّ حَيٍّ وَ يَا حَيًّا حِيْنَ لَا حَيَّ يَا مُحْيِيَ الْمَوْتٰى وَ مُمِيْتَ الْاَحْيَاۤءِ يَا حَيُّ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ۔ اَللّٰهُمَّ بَلِّغْ مَوْلَانَالْاِمَامَ الْهَادِيَ الْمَهْدِيَّ الْقَاۤئِمَ بِاَمْرِكَ صَلَوَاتُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلٰىۤ اٰبَاۤئِهِ الطَّاهِرِيْنَ عَنْ جَمِيْعِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ فِيْ مَشَارِقِ الْاَرْضِ وَ مَغَارِبِهَا سَهْلِهَا وَ جَبَلِهَا وَ بَرِّهَا وَ بَحْرِهَا وَ عَنِّيْ وَ عَنْ وَالِدَيَّ مِنَ الصَّلَوَاتِ زِنَةَ عَرْشِ اللّٰهِ وَ مِدَادَ كَلِمَاتِهِ وَ مَاۤ اَحْصَاهُ عِلْمُهُ وَ اَحَاطَ بِهِ كِتَابُهُ اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيۤ اُجَدِّدُ لَهُ فِيْ صَبِيْحَةِ يَوْمِيْ هٰذَا وَ مَا عِشْتُ مِنْ اَيَّامِيْ عَهْدًا وَ عَقْدًا وَ بَيْعَةً لَهُ فِيْ عُنُقِيْ لَاۤ اَحُوْلُ عَنْهَا وَ لَا اَزُوْلُ اَبَدًا اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِيْ مِنْ اَنْصَارِهِ وَ اَعْوَانِهِ وَ الذَّآبِّيْنَ عَنْهُ وَ الْمُسَارِعِيْنَ اِلَيْهِ فِيْ قَضَاۤءِ حَوَاۤئِجِهِ وَ الْمُمْتَثِلِيْنَ لِاَوَامِرِهِ‏ وَ الْمُحَامِيْنَ عَنْهُ وَ السَّابِقِيْنَ اِلٰۤى اِرَادَتِهِ وَ الْمُسْتَشْهَدِيْنَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنْ حَالَ بَيْنِيْ وَ بَيْنَهُ الْمَوْتُ الَّذِيْ جَعَلْتَهُ عَلٰى عِبَادِكَ حَتْمًا مَقْضِيًّا، فَاَخْرِجْنِيْ مِنْ قَبْرِيْ مُؤْتَزِرًا كَفَنِيْ شَاهِرًا سَيْفِيْ مُجَرِّدًا قَنَاتِيْ مُلَبِّيًا دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِيْ فِي الْحَاضِرِ وَ الْبَادِيۤ اَللّٰهُمَّ اَرِنِي الطَّلْعَةَ الرَّشِيْدَةَ وَ الْغُرَّةَ الْحَمِيْدَةَ وَ اكْحُلْ نَاظِرِيْ بِنَظْرَةٍ مِنِّيۤ اِلَيْهِ وَ عَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُ وَ سَهِّلْ مَخْرَجَهُ وَ اَوْسِعْ مَنْهَجَهُ وَ اسْلُكْ بِيْ مَحَجَّتَهُ وَ اَنْفِذْ اَمْرَهُ وَ اشْدُدْ اَزْرَهُ وَ اعْمُرِ اللّٰهُمَّ بِهِ بِلَادَكَ وَ اَحْيِ بِهِ عِبَادَكَ فَاِنَّكَ قُلْتَ وَ قَوْلُكَ الْحَقُّ ظَهَرَ الْفَسَادُ فِي الْبَرِّ وَ الْبَحْرِ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ اَيْدِيْ النَّاسِ فَاَظْهِرِ اللّٰهُمَّ لَنَا وَلِيَّكَ وَ ابْنَ بِنْتِ نَبِيِّكَ الْمُسَمّٰى بِاسْمِ رَسُوْلِكَ، حَتّٰى لَا يَظْفَرَ بِشَيْ‏ءٍ مِنَ الْبَاطِلِ اِلَّا مَزَّقَهُ وَ يُحِقَّ الْحَقَّ وَ يُحَقِّقَهُ وَ اجْعَلْهُ اللّٰهُمَّ مَفْزَعًا لِمَظْلُوْمِ عِبَادِكَ وَ نَاصِرًا لِمَنْ لَا يَجِدُ لَهُ نَاصِرًا غَيْرَكَ وَ مُجَدِّدًا لِمَا عُطِّلَ مِنْ اَحْكَامِ كِتَابِكَ وَ مُشَيِّدًا لِمَا وَرَدَ مِنْ اَعْلَامِ دِيْنِكَ وَ سُنَنِ نَبِيِّكَ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِهِ وَ اجْعَلْهُ اَللّٰهُمَّ مِمَّنْ حَصَّنْتَهُ مِنْ بَأْسِ الْمُعْتَدِيْنَ اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ سُرَّ نَبِيَّكَ مُحَمَّدًا صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِهِ بِرُؤْيَتِهِ وَ مَنْ تَبِعَهُ عَلٰى دَعْوَتِهِ وَ ارْحَمِ اسْتِكَانَتَنَا بَعْدَهُ اَللّٰهُمَّ اكْشِفْ هٰذِهِ الْغُمَّةَ عَنْ هٰذِهِ الْاُمَّةِ بِحُضُوْرِهِ وَ عَجِّلْ لَنَا ظُهُوْرَهُ اِنَّهُمْ يَرَوْنَهُ بَعِيْدًا وَ نَرَاهُ قَرِيْبًا بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَاۤ اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ۔

You may then slap your right thigh with your hand three times and, at each time, say the following words:

اَلْعَجَلَ اَلْعَجَلَ يَا مَوْلَايَ يَا صَاحِبَ الزَّمَانِ


In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful

O Allah the Lord of the Great Light, the Lord of the Elevated Throne, the Lord of the swollen ocean, the Revealer of the Torah, the Gospel, and the Psalms, the Lord of shade and heat, the Revealer of the Great Qur’an, and the Lord of the Archangels, the Prophets, and the Messengers: O Allah, I beseech You in Your Noble Name, in the Light of Your Luminous Face and Your Eternal Kingdom. O Ever-living! O Self-Subsistent! I beseech You in the name of Your Name with which the heavens and the earth have lit up and in Your Name with which the past and the coming generations have become upright! O He Who has been always alive before the existence of all living things! O He Who shall be alive after the extinction of all living things! O He Who has been always alive even when there was nothing else alive! O He Who revives the dead ones and causes the living ones to die! O Ever-living! There is no god save You. O Allah, convey to our master Imam al-Mahdl, the guide who is to undertake Your orders, may Allah’s blessings be upon him and upon his immaculate fathers, on behalf of all of the believing men and women in the east and west of the earth and in plains, mountains, lands, and seas, and on behalf of my parents (convey to him) blessings that are as weighty as Allah’s Throne, as much as the ink of His Words, and as many as that which is counted by His knowledge and encompassed by His Book. O Allah, I update to him in the beginning of this day and throughout the days of lifetime a pledge, a covenant, and allegiance to which I commit myself and from which I neither convert nor change. O Allah, (please do) make me of his supporters, sponsors, defenders, and those who hurry in carrying out his instructions, those who comply with his orders, those who uphold him, those who precede others to implementing his will, and those who will be martyred before him. O Allah, if death that You have made inevitably and certainly incumbent upon Your servants stands between me and him, then (please do) take me out of my grave using my shroud as dress, unsheathing my sword, holding my lance in my hand, and responding to the call of the Caller who shall announce (his advent) in urban areas and deserts. O Allah, (please do) show me his magnificent mien and his praiseworthy forehead, delight my eyes by letting me have a look at him. And (please) expedite his relief, make his reappearance easy, clear a spacious space for him, guide me to follow his course, give success to his issues, and confirm his strength. O Allah, construct Your lands through him and refresh Your servants through him, For You have said, and true are Your words: “Corruption has appeared in the land and the sea on account of what the hands of men have wrought.” So, O Allah, (please) show us Your vicegerent, the son of Your Prophet, and the namesake of Your Messenger, peace be upon him and his Household, so that he shall tear up any wrong item that he will face and shall confirm and approve of the truth. O Allah, (please) make him the shelter to whom Your wronged servants shall resort, the supporter of those who cannot find any supporter save You, the reviver of the laws of Your Book that have been suspended, and the constructor of all signs of Your religion and instructions of Your Messenger, peace be upon him and his Household, that he will see. O Allah, (please) include him with those whom You protect from the domination of the aggressors. O Allah, (please) delight Your Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his Household, as well as all those who followed him in his promulgation by making (us) see him, and (please) have mercy upon our humiliation after him. O Allah, (please) relieve this community from the (current) grief through presenting him and expedite his advent for us: “Surely, they think it to be far off, and We see it nigh.” [do all that] In the name of Your mercy; O most merciful of all those who show mercy.

You may then slap your right thigh with your hand three times and, at each time, say the following words:

(We pray for Your) earliest advent, earliest advent, O Patron of the Age