Reflections on the Munajat of Imam Ali in the Mosque of Kufa 2 وَاَسْاَلُكَ الاْمانَ يَوْمَ لا يَنْفَعُ الظّالِمينَ مَعْذِرَتُهُمْ وَلَهُمُ اللَّعْنَةُ وَلَهُمْ سُوءُ الدّارِ، And I ask You for...
Reflections on the Munajat of Imam Ali in the Mosque of Kufa 1 This Munajat ("whisper prayer") is very similar to a monologue, recited by Imam Ali (a) addressing God. The Imam (a) highlights and...
Du’a (Supplication) in a Glance 2 Despair; the state of the disbeliever The supplicant should be aware that it is Almighty God who has invited him to pray and has guaranteed the acceptance of the...
Du’a’ (supplication) in a Glance 1 Du’a’ is the expression of deprivation to the One. Du’a’ is the pronunciation of poverty to the Eternal Absolute. Du’a’ is seeking assistance of the powerless from...
Reflections on the Supplication of Kumayl 3 A General Look at Other Concepts in Du'a Kumayl In part of this du'a, we read: اللهم مولاي كم من قبيح سترته وكم من فادح من البلاء أقلته وكم من عثار وقيته...
Reflections on the Supplication of Kumayl 2 Divine Punishments Imam 'Ali (a) then continues: فباليقين أقطع لولا ما حكمت به من تعذيب جاحديك وقضيت به من إخلاد معانديك لجعلت النار كلها برداً وسلاما وما...
Reflections on the Supplication of Kumayl 1 Preface According to Allamah Majlsi, Du'a Kumayl is the best du'a. This du'a, narrated from the prophet Khidr (a), has been taught by Imam Ali (a) to a...
Nearness to Allah 2 Allah’s (awj) nearness to things In regards to the nearness of Allah (awj) to things, the verses of the Qur`an can be divided into four categories. a. One group state His nearness...
Nearness to Allah 1 Question: What is nearness to Allah (awj)? How many different kinds of nearness are there? How can we gain nearness to Allah (awj)? In lexicographical terms, “qurb” means the...
The Philosophy of Prayers 2 6. The prayer is a tool for the development of moral excellences and attaining spiritual perfection. It hauls man out of the limited confines of this material world,...
The Philosophy of Prayers 1 In The Quran Suratul 'Ankabut, mentions an important philosophy with respect to the prayers when it says: إِنَّ الصَّلاةَ تَنْهى‏ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَ الْمُنْكَرِ “Surely...
Reflections on Munajat Sha'baniyyah (4) A general remark about the supplications Reflecting on this prayer and other prayers, a question may arise: why is it that most of the time the end results are...

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