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12. Friday Eve

Great emphasis and stress has been laid on praying for the last Imam, al- Hujjat, al-Muntazar (aj), the awaited one, on the following accounts:

One: The significance of Friday for a number of reasons which, we shall indicate, Inshallah. Thus, it is appropriate that we should pray for our Imam (as) on its eve.

Two: It is the eve of the presentation of deeds, according to the author of Lataaef al-Maaref.

Three: It has come in some of the authentic Shiite books that among the deeds of the eve of Friday is that you recite a hundred times,

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

The renowned Shaykh Abu Ja’far al-Tusi (a.r.) writes in Mukhtasar al- Misbaah while describing the rituals for Friday eve, “Send salutations on the Holy Prophet (S) in the following manner:

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.

A hundred times or as many times as possible.

Four: The author of Najmus Thaqib has listed the recitation of Dua Nudbah among the recommended acts of Friday eve, as much as it is preferred on the day of Friday.

Five: Numerous traditions have exhorted invocations for the eve of Friday, in addition to the fact that it is recommended for a believer to prefer praying for his master, Imam az-Zaman (aj) over his own self.2

Six: It is suggested to pray for all the believers, men and women, in this night; thus he (aj) of course is more worthy than any other believer to be prayed for.

  • 1. Biharul Anwar; Vol. 89, Pg. 289
  • 2. An-Najmus Thaqib, Pg. 467