It is reported from Imam Ja'fer Sadiq (a) that whoever recites
this du'a for forty days, after morning prayers will be amongst
the helpers of the 12th Imam (a). Should he/she die before the
reappearance of the Imam (a), Allah will raise him/her from the
grave in order for the reciter of this du'a to present him/herself
to the Imam (a). A translation of this du'a follows, from The
Twelfth Imam, Murtaza Lakha, R & K Tyrrell Tel: (0787)
375068, pages 51-53.
O Allah the Sustainer of the Great Light, the Exalted Throne and
the tempestuous sea, the revealer of the Taurat, Injil and
Zabur the Sustainer of the shade and the heat, the Revealer
of the great Qur'an, the Sustainer of the honoured angels, the
Prophets and the Messengers.
On completion of this du'a, pat your right thigh with the right
hand three times and recite the following: "
O Allah I beseech You by Your benevolent countenance and its brilliance
and eternal kingdom; O the Ever-Living, O the Self subsisting,
by Your name which illuminates the heavens and the earths and
by Your name by which the predecessors and the posterities are
reformed, O the Ever-present before any living thing existed and
the Everlasting even after all life will cease. O Ever-living
even when there was no life at all, O One who resurrects the dead
and brings death to the living, O Ever-living, there is no God
O Allah, convey to our Master, the Imam (A.S.) the guide, the
guided, the one established in authority by Your command, may
Your blessings be on him and on his pure ancestors, from all the
faithful male and female, in the East and the West of the world,
in the plains or on the mountains, on the lands and in the sea,
and from me and my parents, blessings that equal in weight the
"Throne" of Allah, the ink of His words and such as
only encompassed by His knowledge and covered by His book.
O Allah I renew on the dawn of this day and all the days of the
remainder of my life my pledge, covenant and allegiance to him,
as my obligation, which I shall neither ever contravene nor neglect.
O Allah include me amongst his helpers, defenders, those fulfilling
his wishes and commands, his defenders, the fore-runners to carry
out his intentions and those to be martyred in his presence.
O Allah should death intervene between me and his reappearance
-- the death which You have made inevitable on Your servants --
let me out from my grave covered in my shroud, my sword unsheathed,
my spear poised responding to the call of the caller in the cities
O Allah grace me with a sight of the appearance of one rightly
guided and the finest of the praise worthy and cool my eyes with
a light of one to whom I am attentive and hasten his return, render
his re-appearance smooth and widen his path and lead me onto his
path and cause his orders to be executed and strengthen his back.
O Allah populate Your cities through him and revive Your servants
for indeed You have said and Your words are true; "Mischief
has shown its face on the lands and in the seas on account of
what the hands of men have wrought." (Qur'an 30:41)
O Allah present this from us to Your friend and the son of the
daughter of Your Prophet who bears the name of Your Messenger
until he destroys all untruth and manifests the truth fully.
O Allah make him the refuge for Your oppressed servants and a
helper for him who has no other helper besides You and the reviver
of the commandments in Your book which has been neglected and
the strengthener of the sciences in Your religion and the traditions
of Your Prophet. May Allah's blessing be upon him and his progeny.
O Allah place him among those whom You have protected from the
oppression of the oppressors.
O Allah please Your Prophet Muhammad, may the blessings of Allah
be upon him and his progeny, and those who will obey the invitation
of the Imam and have mercy on our state of abasement after his
O Allah spare us this grief from this Ummah by his reappearance
and hasten his re-appearance for "verily they (hypocrites)
regard it to be far distant and we see it very near" (70:6,7)
by Your mercy, O the most Merciful.