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Amaal e Shab e Ashura (10th Muharram)

"O' Fatimah! Every eye shall be weeping on the Day of Judgment except the eye which has shed tears over the tragedy of Husain (as). Holy Prophet (SAWW)


Stay Awake

Stay awake and listen to the museebah (tragedies) of Imam Husayn (peace be upon him), his family and his companions.

The reward of spending this whole night with acts of worship, as per narrations is that one who does so shall be considered having worshipped Almighty Allah with the worship of all the angels. The acts of worship at this night is equal to seventy-years of worship.




1. Offer a four unit prayer with Surah al-Fatihah once and Surah al-Tawhid fifty times, (like the prayer of Imam `Ali Amir al-Mu'minin (peace be upon him), which has high reward).

Sayyid Ibn Tawus says after citing this prayer, “When you finish the fourth units, you may mention Almighty Allah, invoke blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household, and curse their enemies as many times as possible.


2. Offer a one hundred unit prayer with Surah al-Fatihah once and Surah al-Tawhid three times in each unit. After accomplishment, the following is repeated seventy times:

سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَلاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ وَٱللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ

subhana allahi walhamdu lillahi wa la ilaha illa allahu wallahu akbaru

All glory be to Allah,all praise be to Allah,there is no god save Allah,Allah is the Greatest



وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِٱللَّهِ ٱلْعَلِيِّ ٱلْعَظِيمِ

wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al`aliyyi al`azimi

and there is neither might nor power save with Allah, the All-high the All-great.


3. Offer a four unit prayer at the last hours of this night, reciting Surah al-Fatihah once and repeating Ayah al-Kursi and Surahs al-Tawhid, al-Falaq, al-Nas ten times each. After accomplishment, Surah al-Tawhid is repeated one hundred times.

4.Offer Salat-ul Tahajjud (Namaz e Shab)
5.Recite Ziyarah 'Ashura - Dua Alqama
Aamal From Iqbal Aamal

The following prayers and supplications for the night of Ashura are narrated in Al-Mukhtasar Minal Muntakhab,

"On Ashura say four units of prayers. In each unit of the prayer recite the Opening Chapter once, “S Ikhlass 100 times.

It has even been narrated that the Opening Chapter should be recited one-hundred times in each unit and S Ikhlass three times.


Say 100 or 70 times ( as in some narrations)

سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ وَ أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ وَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

i."Glory be to God and Praise be to Him. There is no God but God. And God is the Great. There is no change nor any strength except by God – the Sublime, the Supreme"

ii.I Ask God for forgiveness

iii.Bestow blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny (as)

Then say the following supplications that are highly honored as expressed in Kitab al-Riaz.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ يَا اللَّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ‌ بِأَسْمَائِكَ الْوَضِيئَةِ الرَّضِيَّةِ الْمَرْضِيَّةِ الْكَبِيرَةِ الْكَثِيرَةِ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَسْمَائِكَ الْعَزِيزَةِ الْمَنِيعَةِ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَسْمَائِكَ الْكَامِلَةِ التَّامَّةِ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَسْمَائِكَ الْمَشْهُورَةِ الْمَشْهُودَةِ لَدَيْكَ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَسْمَائِكَ الَّتِي لَا يَنْبَغِي لِشَيْ‌ءٍ أَنْ يَتَسَمَّى بِهَا غَيْرُكَ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَسْمَائِكَ الَّتِي لَا تُرَامُ وَ لَا تَزُولُ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِمَا تَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُ لَكَ رِضًا مِنْ أَسْمَائِكَ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَسْمَائِكَ الَّتِي سَجَدَ لَهَا كُلُّ شَيْ‌ءٍ دُونَكَ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَسْمَائِكَ الَّتِي لَا يَعْدِلُهَا عِلْمٌ وَ لَا قُدْسٌ وَ لَا شَرَفٌ وَ لَا وَقَارٌ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ مَسَائِلِكَ بِمَا عَاهَدْتَ أَوْفَى الْعَهْدِ أَنْ تُجِيبَ سَائِلَكَ بِهَا يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِالْمَسْأَلَةِ الَّتِي أَنْتَ لَهَا أَهْلٌ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِالْمَسْأَلَةِ الَّتِي تَقُولُ لِسَائِلِهَا وَ ذَاكِرِهَا سَلْ مَا شِئْتَ وَ قَدْ [فقد] وَجَبَتْ لَكَ الْإِجَابَةُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِجُمْلَةِ مَا خَلَقْتَ مِنَ الْمَسَائِلِ الَّتِي لَا يَقْوَى بِحَمْلِهَا شَيْ‌ءٌ دُونَكَ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ مَسَائِلِكَ بِأَعْلَاهَا عُلُوّاً وَ أَرْفَعِهَا رِفْعَةً وَ أَسْنَاهَا ذِكْراً وَ أَسْطَعِهَا نُوراً وَ أَسْرَعِهَا نَجَاحاً وَ أَقْرَبِهَا إِجَابَةً وَ أَتَمِّهَا تَمَاماً وَ أَكْمَلِهَا كَمَالًا وَ كُلُّ مَسَائِلِكَ عَظِيمَةٌ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِمَا لَا يَنْبَغِي أَنْ يُسْأَلَ بِهِ غَيْرُكَ مِنَ الْعَظَمَةِ وَ الْقُدْسِ وَ الْجَلَالِ وَ الْكِبْرِيَاءِ وَ الشَّرَفِ وَ النُّورِ وَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَ الْقُدْرَةِ وَ الْإِشْرَافِ وَ الْمَسْأَلَةِ وَ الْجُودِ وَ الْعَظَمَةِ وَ الْمَدْحِ وَ الْعِزِّ وَ الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِيمِ وَ الرَّوَاجِ وَ الْمَسَائِلِ الَّتِي بِهَا تُعْطِي مَنْ تُرِيدُ وَ بِهَا تُبْدِئُ وَ تُعِيدُ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِمَسَائِلِكَ الْعَالِيَةِ الْبَيِّنَةِ الْمَحْجُوبَةِ مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْ‌ءٍ دُونَكَ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَسْمَائِكَ الْمَخْصُوصَةِ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَسْمَائِكَ الْجَلِيلَةِ الْكَرِيمَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ يَا جَلِيلُ يَا جَمِيلُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا عَظِيمُ يَا عَزِيزُ يَا كَرِيمُ يَا فَرْدُ يَا وَتْرُ يَا أَحَدُ يَا صَمَدُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ يَا رَحِيمُ أَسْأَلُكَ بِمُنْتَهَى أَسْمَائِكَ الَّتِي مَحَلُّهَا فِي نَفْسِكَ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِمَا سَمَّيْتَهُ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ مِمَّا لَمْ يُسَمِّكَ بِهِ أَحَدٌ غَيْرُكَ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِمَا لَا يُرَى مِنْ أَسْمَائِكَ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ أَسْمَائِكَ مَا لَا يَعْلَمُهُ غَيْرُكَ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِمَا نَسَبْتَ إِلَيْهِ نَفْسَكَ مِمَّا تُحِبُّهُ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِجُمْلَةِ مَسَائِلِكَ الْكِبْرِيَاءَ وَ بِكُلِّ مَسْأَلَةٍ وَجَدْتُهَا حَتَّى يَنْتَهِيَ إِلَى الِاسْمِ الْأَعْظَمِ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَسْمَائِكَ الْحُسْنَى كُلِّهَا يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ وَجَدْتُهُ حَتَّى يَنْتَهِيَ إِلَى الِاسْمِ الْأَعْظَمِ الْكَبِيرِ الْأَكْبَرِ الْعَلِيِّ الْأَعْلَى وَ هُوَ سْمُكَ الْكَامِلُ الَّذِي فَضَّلْتَهُ عَلَى جَمِيعِ مَا تُسَمِّي بِهِ نَفْسَكَ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ يَا رَحْمَانُ يَا رَحِيمُ أَدْعُوكَ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِحَقِّ هَذِهِ الْأَسْمَاءِ وَ تَفْسِيرِهَا فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَعْلَمُ تَفْسِيرَهَا أَحَدٌ غَيْرُكَ يَا اللَّهُ وَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِمَا لَا أَعْلَمُ وَ لَوْ عَلِمْتُهُ سَأَلْتُكَ بِهِ وَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَ رَسُولِكَ وَ أَمِينِكَ عَلَى وَحْيِكَ وَ أَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي جَمِيعَ ذُنُوبِي وَ تَقْضِيَ لِي جَمِيعَ حَوَائِجِي وَ تُبَلِّغَنِي آمَالِي وَ تُسَهِّلَ لِي مَحَابِّي وَ تُيَسِّرَ لِي مُرَادِي وَ تُوصِلَنِي إِلَى بُغْيَتِي سَرِيعاً عَاجِلًا وَ تَرْزُقَنِي رِزْقاً وَاسِعاً وَ تُفَرِّجَ عَنِّي هَمِّي وَ غَمِّي وَ كَرْبِي يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.

"O' my God! I ask You, O' God! O' Compassionate! O' God! O' Compassionate! O' God! O' Compassionate! O' God! O' Compassionate! O' God! O' Compassionate! O' God! O' Compassionate! O' God! O' Compassionate! O' God! O' Compassionate! O' God! O' Compassionate! O' God! O' Compassionate!

O' God! And I ask You by Your Names – Pure, Pleasant, Pleasing, Great, Extensive.

O' God! And I ask You by Your Names – Exalted, Impenetrable! O' God! And I ask You by Your Complete and Perfect Names!

O' God! And I ask You by Your Names clearly known to be Yours.

O' God! And I ask You by Your Names that nothing deserves to be called by but You.

O' God! And I ask You by Your Names that do not collapse or end!

O' God! And I ask You by Your Names which You know that they please You.

O' God! And I ask You by Your Names to which all things prostrate.

O' God! And I ask You by Your Names that knowledge, sanctity, honor and tranquility do not equal.

O' God! And I ask You by Your means of demand with which You have made the strongest covenants and those that You respond to if You are called by.

O' God! And I ask You by Your means of demand with which You deserve to be asked.

O' God! And I ask You by the demand to which You respond, “Ask whatever you want and it is incumbent on Me to fulfill.”

O' God! O' God! O' God! O' God! O' God! O' God! O' God! O' God! O‟ God! I ask You through all the demands that no one but You can tolerate.

And I ask You by Your means of demand – the greatest of them, the highest of them, the ones most remembered, the ones with the most brilliance, the ones that are fastest to fulfill, the ones closest to be answered, the most perfect, the most complete while all Your means of demand are majestic!

O‟ God! I ask You by Your Names that nothing deserves to be called but You including Grandeur, Sanctity, Majesty, Magnificence, Honor , Light, Mercy, Power, Praise, Might, and Supreme Nobility.

O‟ God! I ask You by Your means of demand with which You bestow on anyone You wish, with which You start and end.

O‟ God! I ask You by Your sublime and clear means of demand that are veiled from everything but You. O‟ God! And I ask You by Your Especial Names.

And I ask You by Your Names - the Most Majestic - the Benevolent - the Kind! O' the Glorious! O' the Elegant! O' God! O' the All-mighty! O' Exalted in Might! O' the All-Generous.

O' the One! O' the Odd! O' the One! O' Eternal, Absolute! O' God! O' Compassionate! O' Merciful! O' God! And I ask You through Your ultimate Names that are located deep within You!

O' God! And I ask You through that by which You named Yourself with which no one but You is called! O' God! And I ask You by Your unseen names. O' God! And I ask You by Your Names which no one but You know.

O' God! And I ask You by what You refer to Yourself from what You like!

O' God! And I ask You by all Your Magnificent Demands.

And I ask You with all forms of demands that I know of so that the demand will reach Your Grand Name O' God! O' God! And I ask You by all Your Beautiful Names.

And I ask You by all Names that I know of until we reach the Exalted, the Great, the Grand Name - The Highest High! That is Your Perfect Name that You have honored above all with which You named Yourself.

O' God! O' God! O' God! O' God! O' God! O' God! O' God! O' God! O' God! O' Compassionate! O' Merciful! I call upon You.

O' God! And I ask You for the sake of these Names and their interpretation that no one but You knows their true interpretation.

And I ask You by what I do not know and would still ask if I knew.

I ask You by all the Names which You possess by Your Secret Knowledge. Please bestow Your Blessings on Your Prophet Muhammad (as)– the one entrusted with Your Revelations – and his Progeny (as)!

I ask You to forgive all my sins, fulfill all my needs, to realize all my hopes, to quickly get what I want.

Please bestow me abundant sustenance. Please relieve me from my worries, grief and sorrow. O' the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful!"


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