Merits Of Recitation Of Du’a al-Faraj

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Du’a al-Faraj, prayer for the advent of the Imam of the Age (Imam Mahdi atfs),  is  attributed to Imam Mahdi (atfs). It has been quoted in diverse compilations such as Konuz al-Nejah (Sheikh Tabarsi), Waseal al-Shia (of Sheikh Al-Hurr al- Aamili), Jamal al-Usbu (of Sayyed Ibn Tawus) and so on. It is quoted that Imam Mahdi taught du’a Faraj to Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Abi Layth, who was sheltered to Kadhimiya from the fear of being killed. He saved himself of being killed by reciting this du’a. This supplication is also available in the famous book of Mafatih al-Janan.

It has been mentioned from Ayatollah  Bahjat that the recitation of Du’a Faraj is the best act in order not to be destructed at the end time (i.e a du’a which effects on all of our practices and should be recited with its conditions among repentance.

If a person find himself surrounded by misfortunes or intrigues he must recite this du’a :

دُعَاءُ الْفَرَجْ – إلهي عظم البلاء

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful

إِلَهِيْ عَظُمَ الْبَلَاءُ وَبَرِحَ الْخَفَاءُ

O my Lord! The calamity has aggravated; the absence prolonged;

وَانْكَشَفَ الْغِطَاءُ وَانْقَطَعَ الرَّجَاءُ ،

The curtain of modesty has been lifted; hope has been curtailed;

وَضَاقَتِ الْأَرْضُ وَمُنِعَتِ السَّمَاءُ

The earth has been narrow; and sky has been denied.

وَأَنْتَ الْمُسْتَعَانُ وَإِلَيْكَ الْمُشْتَكَي

And You are the One from whom help is sought and complaints are made

وَ عَلَيْكَ الْمُعَوَّلُ فِيْ الشِّدَّةِ وَالرَّخَاءِ،

And in You we trust in the times of difficulty.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَي مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad (S) and the progeny of Muhammad (S),

أُوْلِي الْأَمْرِ الَّذِيْنَ فَرَضْتَ عَلَيْنَا طَا عَتَهُمْ

The possessors of authority whose obedience you have enjoined upon us

وَ عَرَّفْتَنَا بِذَالِكَ مَنْزِلَتَهُمْ ، فَفَّرِجْ عَنَّا بِحَقِّهِمْ فَرَجاً عَاجِلاً قَرِيْباً كَلَمْحِ الْبَصَرِ أَوْ هُوَ أَقْرَبُ

And by that made us aware of their position. Then make open for us, by their truth, an immediate opening, immediate as a wink or sooner.

يَامُحَمَّدُ يَاعَلِيُّ يَاعَلِيُّ يَامُحَمَّدُ

O Muhammad! O ‘Ali! O ‘Ali! O Muhammad!

ِكْفِيَانِيْ فَإِنَّكُمَا كَافِيَانِ وَ انْصُرَانِيْ فَإِنَّكُمَا نَاصِرَانِ

Suffice me both of you as both of you are sufficient.

Help me—two of you—for you are my helpers.

يَامَوْلَانَا يَاصَاحِبَ الزَّمَانِ

O our Master, O Master of the Time!

اَلْغَوْثَ اَلْغَوْثَ اَلْغَوْثَ

Help! Help!

أَدْرِكْنِيْ أَدْرِكْنِيْ أَدْرِكْنِيْ

Rescue me! Rescue me! Rescue me!

اَلسَّاعَةَ اَلسَّاعَةَ اَلسَّاعَةَ

This moment! This moment! This moment!

اَلْعَجَلَ اَلْعَجَلَ اَلْعَجَلَ

Hasten, hasten, hasten!

يَا أَرْحَمَ لرَّاحِمِيْنَ بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِهِ الطَّا هِرِيْنَ

O Most Merciful of the Merciful,

For the sake of Muhammad (S) and his holy progeny.

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