This 2-unit prayer comes highly recommended by the Ahlul Bayt and emphasised upon by our scholars. Watch this short clip to understand how to perform it. Details of this salah are below: Narrated from Imam Al-Sadiq (a): Found in Al-Kafi vol 3 and The commentary of Ayatollah Sistani of Al-Urwat Al-Wuthqa: http://www.sistani.org/arabic/book/23/1929/ Recite 2 Rakat Salah. At the end gift the thawab to the Prophet (s) Then say following: اللهم أنت السلام ومنك السلام وإليك يرجع السلام اللهم صل على محمد وآل محمد وبلغ روح محمد مني السلام ، وبلغ أرواح الأئمة الصالحين سلامي ، وأردد علي منهم السلام ، والسلام عليهم ورحمة الله وبركاته ، اللهم إن هاتين الركعتين مني هدية إلى رسول الله فاثبني عليهما ما أملت ورجوت فيك وفي رسولك يا ولي المؤمنين 4. You go to Sajda and recite 40 times: يا حي يا قيوم يا حيا لا يموت يا حي لا إله إلا أنت يا ذا الجلال والأكرام يا أرحم الراحمين 5. Place your right cheek on ground and repeat 40 times: يا حي يا قيوم يا حيا لا يموت يا حي لا إله إلا أنت يا ذا الجلال والأكرام يا أرحم الراحمين 6. Place your left cheek on ground and repeat 40 times: يا حي يا قيوم يا حيا لا يموت يا حي لا إله إلا أنت يا ذا الجلال والأكرام يا أرحم الراحمين 7. Move your index finger and repeat 40 times: يا حي يا قيوم يا حيا لا يموت يا حي لا إله إلا أنت يا ذا الجلال والأكرام يا أرحم الراحمين 8. Hold your beard (or face) with your left hand and try to cry or pretend to cry 9. Then say: يا محمد يا رسول الله أشكو إلى الله و إليك حاجتي ، وإلى أهل بيتك الراشدين حاجتي ، وبكم أتوجه إلى الله في حاجتي Go to sajda and say ‘Ya Allaah’ until you need to breath. Then say صل على محمد وآل محمد وافعل بي Then ask your hajaat. Imam Al-Sadiq (a) says I guarantee that it will be fulfilled by Allah (swt).
There is one Salah that I would like to gift you tonight in the celebration of the Wiladat(Birth) of the 11th Holy Imam, which is found in the books of our 'ulama, and in my research, one of the very few, in fact, it could be the only Salah mentioned by His Eminence Ayatollah-al-Udhma Sistani, hafidha Allah [may Allah preserve him], in his works in his commentary of the famous book "Al-Urwat ul-Wuthqa", and it's the Salah for the Qadha' ul-Hajaat [Fulfilment of wishes[. In addition to Salat ul-Ghufaylah and Salat ul-Layl, it seems to stand out.
And this Salah is found in where, it is found in "Wasa'il al-Shia", in "Al-Kafi", "Man La Yahduruhu al-Faqih", so in the respected texts of our Hadith literature. And this is from the sixth Holy Imam, Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad As-Sadiq, salawat Allahi wa as-salamu alayh. Imam, alayhi as-salam, would say to someone "perform this Salah, and you will see your Hajaat [wishes] fulfilled". How do we do it? He says, you have to ideally perform ghusl. Then it's a raka'tayn [two raka'h] Salah. And you have to have in your mind that you are gifting this to the Holy Prophet.
When you finish the two raka'hs, you sit and you recite the following: "Allahumma Anta as-salam, wa minka as-salam, wa Ilayka yarji'u as-salam. Allahumma salli 'ala Muhammad, wa 'Aali Muhammad, wa balligh ruha Muhammadin minni as-salam, wa balligh arwaha al-'A'immati as-salihina salami, wa ardud 'alaya minhum as-salam, wa as-salamu alaykum, wa Rahmat Ullahi, wa barakatu". Say this once, then you gift this two raka't to the Holy Prophet by saying: "Allahumma inna hatayni ar-rak'atayna minni hadiyyatan ila Rasul Allah" , this two raka'ts is a gift from me to the Holy Prophet, "fa athibni 'alayhuma ma ammaltu, wa rajawtu Fika wa fi Rasulika, ya Waliyy al-Mu'minin", so give me the reward of it, what I am seeking to get close to the Prophet of Islam.
Then you go into Sajdah and you recite 40 times in Sajida " ya Hayyu ya Qayyumu, ya Hayyan la Yamut, ya Hayyu la ilaha illa Ant, ya Dhal-Jalali wa al-Ikram, ya Arham ar-Rahimin". Then you place your right cheek on the Sajdah, and you recite 40 times the same thing. Then your left cheek, and you recite the same thing. Then you raise your head. What? And you stretch your hands and you recite the same sentence 40 times.
Then you hold your neck and you recite the same sentence 40 times. Then finally you say: "Ya Muhammad, ya Rasul Allah, ashku illa Allahi wa ilayka hajati, wa ila Ahli Baytika ar-rashidina hajati, wa bikum atawajjahu illa Allahi fi hajati". You seek the intercession and the Shafa'a of the Ahlul Bayt, alayhum as-salam, in your haajah, and then you say, Ya Allah, until your nafs, your breathing, can no longer continue in one go, Ya Allah, ya Allah, Allahumma Salli 'ala Muhammad wa aali Muhammad, then say, watha al-Haajatak.
The sixth Holy Imam says you will then see it fulfilled, InshaAllah. Some of the Mu'minin that were with us in Hajj, this few months ago, we performed this in the land of Mina. It took about an hour, but people felt a great sense of upliftment and spiritual charging afterwards. But some people would come afterwards and say, you know, I did this, but I still don't see my Hajaat being fulfilled. It's good to do it, we try our best, but as we said, there is an underlying reason why it's not happening. We may not know it, but we keep asking. We keep praying to the Almighty.