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in reply to Hisham's question about the meaning of infallible, said, 'The infallible [Imam] is prevented by Allah from all acts which Allah has prohibited, and Allah, Blessed and most High, says: ''And whoever takes recourse in Allah is certainly guided to a straight path.'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
Ma'dnial-Akhbar, p. 132, no. 2

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Wahshat Prayer


Conducting Wahshat Prayer


It is Mustahab / Recommended that on the first night after the burial of the deceased, between Maghrib and Isha one should recite two rakats prayer. This is known as Namaz-e-Wahshat because for the dead person the most horrifying and difficult is the first night.
However, If unable to recite on the first night, then may be recited on the second or even third night after burial.
The prayer is conducted like any other 2 Rakat prayer (Morning prayer), as follows:
1) Perform Niyyat, and recite Takbirat-ul-Ehram
2) Recite Surah al-Fatiha, followed by Ayat-ul-Kursi (Quran 2:255)
3) Perform Ruku and Sajdah as any other prayer
4) Recite Surah al-Fatiha, followed by Surah Qadr 10 Times
5) Perform Qunoot and conclude the prayer with Tashahud and Salaam
6) Then recite

 

 

 

O' Allah! Bless Muhammad and his progeny, and assign the reward to the grave of (mention the name of the deceased).

 

Merits of Wahshat Prayer
It is narrated from Imam Sadiq (AS) that whenever there is narrowness and severity on the dead body the Almighty widens his grave and removes the narrowness and says that this widening is because you had recited Namaz-e-Wahshat for the believing brother and sister.

Namaz-e-Wahshat

 

Position Instructions Recitation and Meaning
Niyyat (Intention) - Beginning of Prayer I OFFER WAHSHAT PRAYER, 2 RAKATS, QURBATAN ILAL LAH,

I offer Wahshat Prayer, 2 Rakats, seeking nearness to God, in obedience to Him
Takbirat-ul-Ihram (The First Takbir - Allah hu Akbar)

Lift both hands up to the ears and say
ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
First Rakaat - Qira-at (Recitation)

It is Wajib (essential) to recite Surah al Fatiha (al Hamd)

First Surah al-Fatiha (Surah al Hamd)
Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Second Recitation
Recite Ayat-ul-Kursi (Quran 2:255)
Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Rukuh (bend half-way down and keep both hands on your legs just above your knees) SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Stand Up Saying BI HAWL LIL LAHI WA QUWAT TI HI AQOOMO WA AQ’UD.

Due to the Vigour given by Allah, and because of the vitality from Him I rise and stand
Recite Surah al-Fatiha (Surah al Hamd) Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Second Surah al-Qadr (Surah 97) x 10
Meaning Recite this Surah 10 Times
Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Qunoot (after Second Surah in 2nd Rakat - While still standing)

Raise your hands and bring them together in front of your face, with the palms of your hands raised up, inclined towards you. Say
RABBANA AATINA FIDDOONYA HASANATAWN

O our Lord! Bestow upon us good in this world

WA FIL AAKHERA-TI HASANATAWN WA QINA AZABAN NAR

And good in the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire.

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Rukuh (bend half-way down and keep both hands on your legs just above your knees) SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Tashahud

Then say the Tashahud and then the salaam (while still sitting)
ASH HADU AN LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

I bear witness that there is no God except Allah

WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU

He is One, without any partner

WA ASH HADU AN NA MUHAMMAD AN ABDUHU WA RASOOLUH

And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger

ALLA HUMMA SAL LI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD.

O our God, bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad.
Salaam ASSALAM MU ALAIKA AYYUHAN NABIYYU WA RAHMAT UL LAHI WA BARAKATUH

Peace be unto thee, O Apostle and the mercy of God and His bounties

ASSALAM MU ALAINA WA ALA IBAD DIL LAHIS SUALIHEEN

Peace be unto us and unto the virtuous servants of God

ASSALAM MU ALAIKUM WA RAHMATUL LAHI WABARAKATUH.

Peace be unto ye all, and the mercy of God and his bounties.

ALLAH HU AKBAR(Three times)

God is Great.

LA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

There is no God but Allah

ALLA HUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD

O our God, bless Muhammad, and the Progeny of Muhammad.
Recite the Dua' for the deceased believer ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALAA MUHAM'MADI WA AALI MUHAM'MADIN

O' Allah! Bless Muhammad and his progeny,

WAB'-ATHA THAWAABA HAA-TAI-NIR-RAK-A'TAINI ILAA QAB'RI

and assign the reward to the grave of (mention the name of the deceased).
 
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