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11. Thursday

“The importance of praying for the reappearance of our master, Imam az-Zaman (aj) can be seen from what the renowned Sayyid (Ibne Tawoos) has written in Jamaal al-Usboo. He writes, ‘From the duties of Thursday, it is recommended to send blessings on the Holy Prophet (S) a thousand times, and it is recommended that one should say:

 اللهم صل على محمد وآل محمد وعجل فرجهم

O Allah, bless Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad and hasten their reappearance.

اللهم صل على محمد وآل محمد، وعجل فرجهم، وأهلك عدوهم من الجن والانس من الأولين والآخرين.

O Allah, bless Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad and hasten their reappearance. And destroy their enemies, from the Jinns and humans; from the first and the last.1

Further endorsement of what we have said also lies in the traditions which state that it is the day when our deeds are presented before the Messenger of Allah (S) and the infallible, holy Imams (as). According to some other traditions, on this day, Imam (as) prays for his Shias and followers.

I say: Hence, it is appropriate for a believer that he suffices for his master, helps him in his invocation treading on his path, and in conformity with his Imam’s deeds. Traditions concerning presentation of deeds to the Messenger of Allah (S) and the Holy Imams (as) are in abundance, as mentioned in Usool Kafi, Basairud Darajaat and Tafseer al-Burhan etc.2 However we have refrained from quoting them as it would prolong the discussion.

  • 1. Jamaal al-Usboo, Pg. 179
  • 2. Kafi, Vol. 1, Pg. 219; Basairud Darajaat, Pg. 424; Tafseer Al-Burhan; Vol. 2/157