Islamic Scholar urges Muslims to kill those insulted Prophet Muhammad


(The Telegraph) An Islamic television channel based in Britain has been handed a heavy fine for broadcasting a programme which urged Muslims to commit murder in the name of their religion.

Islamic scholar Abdul Qadir Jilani

Islamic scholar Abdul Qadir Jilani

Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, ordered Manchester-based DM Digital to pay an £85,000 fine for a programme which told Muslims it was their duty to kill anyone who insulted the Prophet Mohammed.

The company was also fined a further £20,000 for other breaches of the broadcasting rules.

The new fines announced by Ofcom related to the programme Rehmatul Lil Alameen, or Mercy Unto the Worlds, broadcast in October 2011, and another entitled POAF Conference, broadcast in November and December 2011.

Rehmatul Lil Alameen featured a live lecture by Abdul Qadir Jilani, an Islamic scholar, which included material that Ofcom considered was “likely to encourage or incite the commission of crime or to lead to disorder”.

Mr Jilani, who is based in Walthamstow, east London, said in the offending programme: “The matter of insulting the prophet does not fall in the category of terrorism.

“Those who cannot kill such men have no faith.

“It is your duty, the duty of those who recite the holy verse, to kill those who insult Prophet Mohammed.

“Under the guidance from Islamic texts it is evident that if a Muslim apostatises, then it is not right to wait for the authorised courts; anyone may kill him.

“An apostate deserves to be killed and any man may kill him.”

A spokesman for the regulator said: “Ofcom decided that this code breach was particularly serious … and, taking account of all the circumstances, decided therefore that a financial penalty of £85,000 should be imposed on the licensee DM Digital.”

The other programme featured comments by Dr Liaqat Malik, DM Digital’s chief executive, which breached Ofcom’s views on political statements and impartiality, leading to a £20,000 penalty.

Earlier this year Dr Malik told The Telegraph he was dissatisfied with Ofcom’s ruling.

“There are cultural differences and I think Ofcom doesn’t understand that. Some of the Ofcom committee members should be picked from the Muslim community,” he said.

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  1. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SCHOLARSHIP IN MOHAMMEDANISM! ALL MOHAMMEDANS ARE DUMB, IGNORANT, STUPID & SUPERSTITIOUS! Important Dua’s and Wazaif for Various Diseases and Problems ‘Bismillaah Hirrahmaan Nirraheem’ ‘Sallalaahu Ala Muhammad Sallalaahu Alayhe Wa Alehi Wasallam’ Dua from TIBB AL A-IMMA Book INVOCATION FOR THE ENSNARED AND BEWITCHED Ahmad b. Badr narrated from Ishaq al-Sahhaf from Musa b. Jafar, peace be upon him, that he said: ‘O Sahhaf.’ I replied: ‘At your service, O son of the Messenger of Allah.’ He said: ‘You have been ensnared (makhudh) from your wife.’ I said: ‘Yes indeed, O son of the Messenger of Allah. For three years I have used every remedy but, by Allah, they have not benefited me.’ He said: ‘O Sahhaf, you did not tel me?’ I said: ‘O son of the Messenger of Allah, by Allah, I know that with you is deliverance from everything but I was ashamed in a man bewitched (mashur) [and] ensnared? I wanted to speak to you about that. ‘Say: “In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate, I remove you, O enchanters, from so-and-so, son of so-and-so, with Allah, who said to Satan Go thou forth from it, despised and banished (7:13). Get thee down out of it. It is not for thee to wax proud here. So go thou forth. Surely thou art among the humbled (7:13). I neutralize your action and drive it back to you and nullify it by the will of Allah,the Most High, the Mightiest, the Most Holy, the Exalted, the All-knowing, the Eternal. Your enchantment is reverted just as evil devising magicians was neutralized when Allah, the Exalted said: Cast thy staff. And lo, it forthwith swallowed up their lying invention. So the truth came to pass, and false was proved what they were doing (7:117). By the will of Allah, the Pharoah’s magicians were thwarted. “I neutralize your action, O magicians, and nullify it by the will of Allah, Who revealed: Be not as those who forgot God, and so He caused them to forget their souls (59:19); and by Him Who said: Had We sent down on thee a Book on parchment and so they touched it with their hands, yet the unbelievers would have said, This is naught but manifest spells. Why has an angel not been sent down on him? They say: Yet had We sent down an angel, the matter would have been determined, and then no respite would be given them. And had We madae him an angel, yet assuredly We would have made him a man, and confused for them the thing which they themselves are confusing (6:7-9); by the will of Allah, Who revealed: So the two of them ate of it, and their shameful parts were revealed to them (20:121). You are confused and not accomplishing any of your affairs. You will never return to it. “Praise be to Allah, your action has been neutralized, your effort has failed and your plot has weakened, along with the demons who were part of it-Surely the guile of Satan is ever feeble (4:76). I have overcome you by the will of Allah, defeated your multitude with the armies of Allah, shattered your strength with the Sovereignty of Allah, and set up over you the decree of Allah. Your sight has been blinded, your strength has been weakened, your ties have been broken, and Satan has absolved himself of you, by the will of Allah, Who revealed: Like Satan, when he said to man, Disbelieve; then, when he disbelieved, he said, Surely I am fre of you. Surely I fear God, the Lord of all Being. Their end is that both are in the Fire, there dwelling forever. That is the recompense of the evildoers (59:16-17). “And He revealed: When those that were followed disown their followers, and they see the chastisement, and their cords are cut asunder, and those that followed say, O if only we might return again and disown them, as they have disowned us! Even so God shall show them-their works. O bitter regrets for them! Never shall they issue from the Fire (2:166-7). “By the will of Allah there is no god but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. . . . . He is the All-high, the All-glorious (2:255). Surely your God is One, Lord of the heavens and the earth, and of what between them is, Lord of the Easts. We have adorned the lower heaven with the adornment of the stars and to preserve against every rebel demon. They listen not to the High Council, for they are pelted from every side, rejected. Theirs is an everlasting chastisement, except such as snatches a fragment, and he is pursued by a piercing flame (37:4-10). Surely in the creation of the heavens and earth and in the alternation of night and day there are signs for men possessing of minds (3:190). And the water God sends down from heaven threewith reviving the earth after it is dead and His scattering abroad in it all manner of crawling thing, and the turning about of the winds and the clouds compelled between heaven and earth-surely there are signs for a people having understanding . . . . (2:164). ‘“Surely your Lord is God, who created the heavens and the earth in six days-then sat Himself upon the Throne, covering the day with the night it pursues urgently-and the sun, and the moon, and the stars subservient, by His command. Verily, His are the creation and the command. Blessed be God, the Lord of all Being (7:54). He is God; there is no god but He. He is the knower of the Unseen and the Visible; He is the All-merciful, the All-compassionate. He is God; there is no god but He. He is the King, the All-holy, the All-peaceable, the All-faithful, the All-preserver, the All-mighty, the All-compeller, the All-sublime. Glory be to God, above that they associate! He is God, the Creator, the Maker, the Shaper. To Him belong the Names Most Beautiful. All that is in the heavens and the earth magnifies Him; He is the All-mighty, the All-wise (59:22-4). “Whoever of the jinn or men or any others wish evil for so-and-so, son of so-and-so, after this invocation, Allah has made him of those about whom He said: They are those who have purchased error at the price of guidance. Their commerce who not profited them, and they are not right-guided. The likeness of them is as the likeness of a man who kindled a fire, and when it lit all about him Allah took away their light, and left them in darkness, unseeing, deaf, blind-so they shall not return (2:16-18). “Allah has made him of those of whom He said: The likeness of those who disbelieve is as the likeness of one who shouts to that which hears nothing, save a call and a cry; deaf and blind-they do not understand (2:171). Allah has made him of those of whom He said: Whosoever associates with Allah anything, it is as though he has fallen from heaven and the birds snatch him away, or the wind sweeps him headlong into a place for away (22:31). Allah has made him of those of whom He said: The likeness of what they expend in this present life is as the likeness of a freezing blast that smites the tillage of a people who wronged themselves, and it destroyed that. Allah wronged them not, but themselves they wronged (3:117). Allah has made him of those about whom torrent smites it, and leaves it barren. They have no power over anything that they have earned. Allah guides not the people of the unbelievers (2:264). Allah has made him of those of whom He said: The likeness of a corrupt word is as a corrupt tree-uprooted from the earth, having no stablishment. Allah confirms those who believe with the firm word, in the present life and in the world to come. Allah leads astray the oppressors. Allah does what He will. Hast thou not seen those who exchanged the bounty of Allah with unthankfulness, and caused their people to dwell in the abode of ruin?-Hell, wherein they are roasted; an evil stablishment! (14:26-9). “Allah has made him of those of whom He said: And as for the unbelievers, their works are as a mirage in a spacious plain, which the thirsty man supposes to be water, until, when he comes to it, he finds it is nothing. There indeed he finds God, and He pays him his account in full, and God is swift at the reckoning. Or, they are as shadows upon a sea obscure covered by a billow above which is a billow, above which are clouds, shadows piled one upon another. When he puts forth his hand, wellnigh he cannot see it. To whomsoever God assigns no light, no light has he (24:39-40). “O Allah, so I ask You by Your Truth and Your Knowledge and the excellence of Your examples, and by the right of Muhammad and his family, for whoever wishes evil on so-and-so, that You revert his plot back on to him, and make him low, and turn him over on his head in a pit. Surely You are Powerful over all things, and that is easy for You; and that is surely no great matter of Allah (14:20). There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenge of Allah, blessings of Allah be on him and his family.” “Then recite the following ove the soil (al-tin) of the grave and seal and fasten it on to the enchanted person: He is Allah who has sent His Messenge with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may uplift it above every religion, though the unbelievers be averse (9:33). And God suffices as a witness (48:28). False was proved what they were doing. So they were vanquished there and they turned about, humbled (7:118-19).’ ADHAN AND IQAMA ON THE SHIRT OF ONE SUFFERING FROM FEVER Muhammad b. Jafar al-Bursi narrated from Muhammad b. Yahya al-Armani from Muhammad b. Sinan Abu Abd Allah al-Sinan from Yunus b. Zabyan from al-Mufaddal b. ‘Umar from Jafar b. Muhammad al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, that one of his clients who was unwell called on him. He [al-Sadiq] said to him: ‘Why is it that I see your colour has changed?’ He replied: ‘May I be your sacrifice, I have been feeling very unwell for a month. The fever has not subsided and I have treated myself with all the remedies prescribed by the learned, but have not benefited from any of that.’ Al-Sadiq said to him: ‘Undo the buttons of your shirt and put your head in it. Recite the adhan [the call of prayer] and the iqama [the introduction to prayer], and recite the sura al-Hamd (1) seven times.’ The man said: ‘I did that and recovered as quickly as a camel loosened from its cord.’ .’ AN INVOCATION FOR INFLAMMATION OF THE EYES Muhammad b. ‘Abd Allah al-Zafarani narrated from ‘Umar b. ‘Abd al- ‘Aziz from ‘Isa b. Sulayman, who said: ‘I went to Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, one day and saw him with his eyes somewhat inflammed and I was grieved for him. I visited him the next day and he no longer had any inflammation. I asked him about that and he said: “I treated it with something. It is an invocation I have, in which I took refuge.”’ He [‘Isa] said: ‘He informed me of it and this is the copy of it: “I take refuge in the Might of Allah. I take refuge in the Beauty of Allah. I take refuge in the Magnificence of Allah. I take refuge in the Forgiveness of Allah, I take refuge in the Clemency of Allah. I take refuge in the remembrance of Allah. I take refuge in the Messenger of Allah. I take refuge in the family of the Messenger of Allah, blessing of Allah on him and on them, from what I am wary of and fear for my eyes, and the pain that I suffer in my eyes and what I fear from it and am wary of Allah, Lod of the Good, remove that from me by Your Might and Your Power.”’ FOR PERSISTENT PAIN Al-Hasan b. al-Husayn al-Damighani narrated from al-Hasan ‘Ali b. Faddal from Ibrahim b. Abu al-Bilad, who attributed it to Musa b. Jafar al-Kazim, peace be upon him, that he [Ibrahim] said: ‘The governor of Medina complained to him [Musa b. Jafar] of his son’s persistent pain. He [Musa b. Jafar] said: “Write for him this invocation on parchment, put it in a silver containe, and fasten it on to the boy. Allah will remove every illness through it: ‘In the Name of Allah, I take refuge in Your Exalted Face, and Your Power, which nothing can resist, from the evil of what I fear in the night and the day from all the pains, and from the evil of this world and the next, and from every illness, pain, sorrow, sickness, affliction, or tribulation, or that which Allah knows he created me for and which I do not know myself. Protect me, O Lord, from the evil of al of that in my night until it is morning, and in my day until it is evening. By the Perfect Words of Allah, which neither the righteous nor the ungodly can pass over, and from the evil of what comes down from the heavens, and what ascends it, and what enters into the earth and what comes out of it. Peace be upon the Messenger and praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. ‘I ask you, O Lord, by that with which Muhammad blessings of Allah on him and his Ahl al-Bayt, asked you, God is enough for me; there is no god but He. In Him I have put my trust. He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne (9:129). Put a seal on that from You, O Good, O Compassionate, with Your Name, O Allah, the Single, the One, the Refuge. Allah bless Muhammad and his family and repel from me the evil that I suffer, by Your Power.’”’ AN INVOCATION FOR SOMEONE AFFLICTED WITH THE FALLING SICKNESS Ibrahim b. al-Mundhir al-Khuzai narrated from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abu Bishr from Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Invoke protection for the Individual afflicted with the falling sickness (al-masru) and say: “I call on you, O possessing one, with an invocation with which ‘Ali b. Abu Talib, peace be upon him, and the Messenger of Allah, blessings be on him, called on the jinn of the valley of al-Sabra, and they answered and obeyed, that you answer and obey and get out of so-and-so, son of so-and-so, at once.”’ Al-Husayn b. Mukhtar al-Hanzali narrated from ‘Abd al-Rahman b. Abu Hashim from Abu al-Jarud Abu Jafar Muhammad b. ‘Ali, peace be upon him, that he recited this invocation for every pain: ‘Place your hand on your mouth once and say: “In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate” three times; “By the Majesty of Allah”, three times; “By the Perfect Words of Allah”, three times. Then place your hand on the painful area and say three times: “I take refuge in the Might of Allah and His Power over what He wills, from the evil that is under my hand.” It will subside, Allah, the Exalted, willing.’ Ibrahim b. al-Hasan narrated form Ibn Mahbub from ‘Abd Allah b. Sinan from Abu Hamza from Abu Jafar al-Baqir, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Oil [applied] at night passes into the blood vessels and nourishes the skin.’ AN INVOCATION FOR DIFFICULTY IN CHILDBIRTH ‘Abd al-Wahhab b. Mahdi narrated from Muhammad b. ‘Isa from Ibn Himmam from Muhammad b. Sa’id from Abu Hamza from Abu Ja’far peace be upon him, who said: ‘If a woman experiences difficulty during childbirth, write these verse for her in a vessel cleaned with musk and saffron. Then wash it out with spriing water (ma’al-bi’r)and have the woman drink it and sprinkle her belly and genitals (al-farj). She will give birth at once. Write: I shall be as if, on the day they see it, they have but tarried for an evening, or its forenoon (79:46). It shall be as if, on the day they see that they are promised, they had not tarried but for an hour of a single day. A Message to be delivered! And shall any be destoyed but the people of the ungodly? (46:35). In their stories is surely a lesson to men possessed of minds: it is not a tale forged, but a confirmation of what is before it, and a distinguishing of everything, and a guidance, and a mercy to a people who believe(12:111)’ AN INVOCATION FOR CHILDBIRTH ‘Isa b. Dawud narrated from Musa b. al-Qasim from al-Mufaddal b. ‘Umar from Abu al-Zabyan from al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Write these verses on paper for the pregnant woman when she has entered her month [for delivery]. She will not be afflicted with labour pains or difficulty at childbirth. Wrap a strip [of paper] lightly around the paper and do not tie it. Write: Have not the unbelievers then beheld that the heavens and the earth were as mass all sewn up, and then We unstitched them and of wate fashioned every living thing? Will they not believe? (21:30). ‘And a sign for them is the night: we strip it of the day and lo, they are in darkness. And the sun-it runs to a fixed resting -place; that is the ordaining of the All -mighty, the All -knowing. And the moon-We have dertermined it by stations, till it returns like an aged palm -bough. It behoves not the sun to overtake the moon, neither does the night outstrip the day, each swimming in the sky. And a sign for them is that We carried their seed in the laden ship, and We have created form them the like of it whereon they ride; and if We will, we drown them, then none have they to cry to, neither are they delivered, save as a mercy from Us, and enjoyment for a while (36:37-44). And the Trumpet shall be blown; then behold, they are sliding down from their tombs unto their Lord (36:51). ‘Write on the back of the paper these verses: It shall be as if, on the day they see that they are promised, they had not tarried but for an hour of a single day. A Message to be delivered! And shall any be destroyed but the people of the ungodly? (46:35). It shall be as if, on the day they see it, they have but tarried for an evening, or its forenoon (79:46). ‘Fasten the paper on her middle and when her child is born do not leave it on for an instant.’ WHAT IS WRITTEN FOR THE NEWBORN CHILD AT BIRTH Sa’d b. Mihran narrated from Muhammad b. Sadaqa from Muhammad b. Sinan al-Zahiri from Yunus b. Zabyan from Muhammad b. Ismail from Jabir b. Ziyad al-Ju’fi, who said: ‘A man from the Banu Umayya came to Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him. He was a believer from the family of Fir’awn, attached to the family of Muhammad. He said: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, my bondmaid has entered her month [of childbirth] and I have no child, so pray to Allah to grant me a son.” He [Abu Ja’far] said: “O Allah, grant him a healthy male child.” Then he said: “When she enters her month [of childbirth] write for her the sura al-Qadr (97), and protect her and what is in her belly with this invocation [written] with musk and saffron. Wash it out and make her drink its water and sprinkle her genitals [with it]. ‘“The invocation is this: ‘I seek protection for my newborn child in the Name of Allah, in the Name of Allah. We stretched towards heaven, but we found it filled with terrible guards and meteors. We would sit there on seats to hear; but any listening now finds a meteor in wait for him (72:8-9)’ Then say: ‘In the Name of Allah, in the Name of Allah, I take refuge in Allah, the All-hearing, the All-Knowing, from the accursed Satan. I and you and the house and those in it, and the dwelling and those in it. We all of us, are in the refuge of Allah, and the protection of Allah, and the preserve of Allah, and the safekeeping of Allah, secure and safeguarded. “Then recite the two Suras of taking protection (al-Falaq (113) and al- Naas(114)),and begin with the Sura al-Fatiha (1) and the Sura al-Ikhlas (112). Then recite: What, did you think that We created you only for sport, and that you would not be returned to Us? Then high exalted be God, the King, the true! There is no god but He, the Lord of the noble Throne. Whosoever calls upon another god with God, whereof he has no proof, his reckoning is with his Lord. Surely the believers shall not prosper. And say: My Lord, forgive and have mercy, for Thou art the best of the merciful (23:115-18). If we had sent this Qur’an down upon a mountain, thou wouldst have seen it humbled, split asunder out of the fear of God (59:21), to the end of the Sura. ‘“Then say: ‘Banished are they who contend with Allah and His Messenger. I adjure you, O house and those in you, by the seven names and the seven angles who come and go between the heavens and the earth, veiled from this woman and what is in her belly, every possession by a jinn and stealing, or touch, or shining apparition touched by a man or jinn” When he has finished this statement and this invocation, he should say: ‘I mean by this statement and this invocation so-and-so, his wife and child, his dwelling, his house and his wife and child, and let him utter it and say: ‘The wife of so-and-so, son of so-and-so; and his son-so-and-so, son of so-and-so.’ It is wiser for him and better, and I guarantee that his wife and child will not be afflicted with trial, mental disorder (al-khabl), or madness, Allah the Exalted willing.”’ AN INVOCATION FOR ONE WHO DOES NOT WISH SATAN TO TRIFLE WITH HIS WIFE Al- Walid b. Bayyina, the mu’adhdhin of the Kufa mosque, narrated from Abu al-Hasan al-Askari, peace be upon him, from his fathers from Muhammad al-Baqir, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Whoever wishes that Satan should not trifle with his wife during his confinement (al-nifas), let him write this invocation in musk and saffron with pure rainwater, let him squeeze it to a new garment, not previously worn, and put it on his wife and child. Let him sprinkle the place and the house in which the woman is. His wife will not be afflicted as long as she is in her confinement, and his child will not be afflicted with instanity (al-Khubat) or madness or panic (al- faz’) or the evil eye (al-nazara), Allah, Exalted, willing. ‘“In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate; In the Name of Allah, in the Name of Allah, in the Name of Allah, peace be on the Messenger of Allah, and peace be on the family of the Messenger of Allah, and blessings and the mercy of Allah be on them. In the Name of Allah and by Allah, depart by the will of Allah, depart by the will of Allah, out of the earth We brought you , and We shall restore you into it, and bring you forth from it a second time (20:55). So, if they turn their backs, say: God is enough for me. There is no god but He. In Him I have put my trust. He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne (9:129). In the Name of Allah, and by the Allah, I expel you by Allah, I expel you by the Messenger of Allah.”’ FOR A MARE AT THE TIME OF ITS DELIVERY Al-Khidr b. Muhammad narrated from al-Haradini from al- Hasan b. Ali b. Faddala from Muhammad b. Harun from Ibn Ri’ab from Ibn Sinan from al-Mufaddal from Ja’bir from Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him; also from ‘Ali b. Asbat from Ibn Bakayr from Zarara b. A’yan from Abu Ja’far, peace be upon him, that he said: ‘Write this invocation for an old and noble mare (al- faras) at its time of delievery ( al-wad) on the parchment of a gazelle and fasten it to her at her groin: “O Allah, Dispeller of grief, and Remover of sorrow, the Merciful and the Compassionate of this world and the next, have mercy on so-and-so, son of so-and-so, the owner of the mare, with a mercy which will make him free of mercy from other than you. Dispel his grief and sorrow, relieve his anxiety (al-hamm), keep his mare from haram, and make easy for us its delivery.”’ ‘Isa b. Maryam and Yahya b. Zakariya, blessings be on our Prophet and his family and on them be peace, came out among creation. We heard the sound of a female wild animal (Wahshiya). The Messiah, ‘Isa b.Maryam, peace be upon him, said: ‘How strange! What is this sound? ‘Yahya replied: ‘This is the sound of a wild animal giving birth.” ‘Isa b. Maryam, peace be upon him, said ‘Come forth with ease, with ease,by the will of Allah, the Exalted.’ AN INVOCATION FOR PREGNANT HUMANS AND ANIMALS Abu Yazid al-Qannad narrated from Muhammad b. Muslim from Abu al-Hasan al-Rida, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Write this invocation on a paper or prachment for pregnant humans and animals: “In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate, In the Name of Allah, in the Name of Allah, in the Name of Allah, truly with hardship comes ease. Truly with hardship with ease (94:5-6). God desires ease for you, and desire not hardship for you: and that you fulfil the number and magnify God that He has guided you, and haply you will be thankful. And when my servants question thee concerning Me-I am near to answer the call of the caller, when he call to Me. So let them respond to Me, and let them believe in Me. Haply they will go aright(2:185-6). And [He] will furnish you with a gentle issue of your affair (18:16). He will provide you with guidance in your affair. God’s it is to show the way…… If He willed, He would have guided you all together (16:9). Then the way eased for him (80:20). Have not the unbelievers then beheld that the heavens and the earth were a mass all sewn up, and then We unstitched them and of water fashioned every living thing? Will they not believe? (21:30). “And withdrew with him to a distant place. And the birthpangs surprised her by the trunk of the palm tree. She said, would I had died ere this, and become a thing forgotten! But the one that was below her called to her. Nay, do not sorrow. See, thy Lord has set below thee a rivulet. Shake also to thee the palm trunk, and there shall come tumbling upon thee dates fresh and ripe. Eat therefore, and drink, and be comforted. And if thou shouldst see any mortal, say, I have vowed to the All-merciful a fast, and today I will not speak to any man. Then she brought the child to her folk, carrying him, and they said, Maryam, thou hast surely committed a monstrous thing! Sister of Harun, thy father was not a wicked man, nor was thy mother a woman unchaste. Maryam pointed to the child then; but they said, How shall we speak to one who is still in the cradle, a little child? He said, Lo, I am God’s servant; God has given me the Book, and made me a Prophet. Blessed He has made me, wheever I may be; and He has enjoined me to pray, and to give the alms, so long as I live, and likewise to cherish my mother. He has not made me arrogant, unprosperous. Peace be upon me, the day I was born, and the day I died, and the day Iam raised up alive! That is ‘Isa, son of Maryam (19:22-34). ‘And it is God who brought you forth from your mother’s abdomens not knowing anything. He appointed for you hearing, and sight, and hearts, that haply so you will be thankful. Have they not regarded the birds, that are subjected in the air of heaven? Naught holds them but God; surely in that are signs for a people who believe (16:78-9). Thus, O newborn child, come forth healthy, by the will of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime. ‘Then fasten it to her and when she gives birth, remove it from her. Take care that you do not leave out any part of the verse or stop after [writing] part of it, and that you complete it. It is the statement of Allah, the Exalted: God who brought you forth from your mothers’ wombs not knowing anything. If you stop here, the child will be born dumb (akhras). If you do not recite: and appointed for you hearing, and sight,and hearts, that haply so you will be thankful, the child will not be born healthy.”’ FOR AILMENTS OF THE BELLY AND THE PRAYER FOR IT Ahmad b. ‘Abd al-Rahman b. Jamila narrated from al-Hasan b. Khalid, who said: ‘I wrote to Abu al-Hasan, peace be upon him, complaining of an ailment in my belly and asking for a prayer. He wrote: “In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate.” He wrote the first sura of the Qur’an, the two suras of taking refuge (al-Falaq (113) and al-Nas (114)), and the sura al-Ikhlas(112). Then he wrote under that: ‘I take refuge in the Face of Allah, the Magnificient, and His Might, which is unceasing, and His Power, which nothing can resist, from the evil of this pain and the evil of what it and what I fear.” [He said] “Write that on a tablet or a shoulderblade, then wash it out with rainwater and drink it before breakfast and before bed. Write below that: ‘He made it a healing from every illness.’”’ FOR RUMBLING IN THE BELLY Ahmad b. Muharib al-Sudani narrated from Safwan b. ‘Isa b. Yahya al- Bayya from ‘Abd al-Rahman b. al-Jahm that Dharih al-Muharibi complained to Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, of rumbling in his belly. He [Abu ‘Abd Allah] asked: “Does it pain you? He replied: ‘Yes.’ He [Abu ‘Abd Allah] said: ‘What prevents you from taking black cumin and honey for it?’ Salama b. Muhammad al-Ash’ari narrated from ‘Uthman b. ‘Isa who said: ‘A man complained to Abu al-Hasan, the first [Musa al-Kazim], peace be upon him, and said: “I have a rumbling. It never subsides and I am ashamed of talking to the people for they will hear the sound of that rumbling. So pray for me to be cured of it.” He [Abu al-Hasan] replied: “When you finish your night prayer, say: ‘O Allah, whatever I know of good , it is from you, there is no praise for me in it. Whatever I know of evil, You have warned me of it, so I have no excuse in it. O Allah, I take refuge in You from relying on that in which there is no praise for me, or trusting in that for which I have no excuse.’”’ ON STOPPING FLOWING BLOOD Al-Sabbah b.Muhammad al-Azdi narrated from al-Husayn b. Khalid, who said: ‘A woman wrote to al-Rida, peace be upon him, Complaining of a continuous flow of blood. He [al-Rida] wrote to her: “Take one handful of coriander and one of sumac and soak it for one night in the open air. Then put it on the fire and sieve it. Drink a saucer of it and the blood will cease, Allah, the Exalted, willing.” GRIPES Ayyub b. ‘Umar narrated from Muhammad b. Isa from Kamil from Muhammad b. Ibrahim al-Ju’fi who said: ‘A man complained to Abu al-Hasan al-Rida, peace be upon him, of gripes (al-maghs), the pains of which almost killed him. He asked him to pray to Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, for him, since the many medications he had taken for it had wearied him and had not benefited him. On the contrary, the severity [of the pain] had increased. He [al-Rida] smiled and said: “Woe be to you, our prayer to Allah has weight, and I ask Allah to ease it for you with His Power and His Strength. When the affair [i.e. the pain] intensifies and you are in agony from it, take a walnut and throw it on the fire until you know that its kernel has been roasted and the fire has altered all of its shell. It [the pain] will subside at once.”’ He [the man] said: ‘By Allah, I only did that once and the gripes subsided, by the will of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime.’ VITILIGO AND WHITENESS OF THE EYES ‘Abd al-Aziz b. ‘Abd al-Jabbar narrated from Dawud b. ‘Abd al-Rahman from Yunus, who said: ‘I was afflicted with whiteness in my eyes, so I went to Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, and complained of that to him. He said: “Purify yourself and pray two rakats and say: O Allah, O Merciful, O Compassionate, O All-hearing, O Hearer of supplications, O Bestower of blessings, Grant me the good of this world and the next, and protect me from the evil of this world and the evil of the next world, and remove from me my suffering, for the affair has vexed me and grieved me.’”’ Yunus said: ‘I did as he instructed me and Allah removed that from me, praise be to Him.’ From him, blessings of Allah on him and his family, that he said: ‘Place your hand on it and say: “O Bestower of healing and Remover of illness, bestow a cure on the illness that is in me.”’ ’ SHORTNESS OF BREATH Abu Jafar Ahmad b. Muhammad narrated from Abu Muhammad b. Khalid from Muhammad b. Sinan al-Mufaddal b. ‘Umar, who said: ‘I asked Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, “O son of the Messenger of Allah, severe shortness of breath (al-rabw) afflicts me when I walk so that I sometimes have to rest twice between my house and yours.” He replied: “O Mufaddal, drink the urine of milch camels.”’ He [al-Mufaddal] said: ‘ I drink that and Allah removed my illness.’ Ibrahim b. Sirhan al-Mutatabbib narrated from ‘Ali b. Asbat from Hakim b. Miskan from Ishaq b. Ismail and Bishr b. ‘Ammar, both of whom said: ‘We came to Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, and Yunus had been afflicted with a misfortune, the like of which has never affliceted us before.” He [Abu ‘Abd Allah] asked: “And what is that?” So we acquainted him with the story. He said to Yunus: “Raise and purify yourself. Pray two rakats, then praise Allah and extrol Him, and bless Muhammad and his Ahl al-Bayt. “Then say: ‘O Allah, O Allah, O Allah; O Merciful, O Merciful, O Merciful; O Compassionate, O Compassionate, O Compassionate; O Single, O Single, O Single; O One, O One, O One; O Refuge, O Refuge, O Refuge; O Most Merciful of the merciful, O Most Merciful of the merciful, O Most Merciful of the merciful; O Most Powerful of the powerful, O Most Powerful of the powerful, O Most Powerful of the powerful; O Lord of the Worlds, O Lord of the Worlds, O Lord of the Worlds; O Hearer of supplications, O Revealer of blessings, O Bestower of favours, bless Muhammad and his family and grant me the good of this world and the good of the next, and avert from me the evil of this world and the evil of the next. Remove what is in me, for the matter has vexed me and grieved me.’”’ He said: ‘I did what al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, instructed, and by Allah, we had not left Medina when it was removed from me.’ PROTECTION FROM LEPROSY Ibrahim narrated from al-Husayn b. ‘Ali b. Faddal and al-Husayn b. ‘Ali b. Yaqtin from Sadan b. Muslim from Ishaq b. Ammar from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Amplitude of the side and [the profusion of] hair in the nose (al-anf) are a protection from leprosy.’ From Salama b. ‘Umar al-Hamdani, who said: ‘I entered Medina and went to Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, and said: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, I brought the people of my house for the Hajj, and I have come to you to seek refuge for them from an illness which has afflicted me – it is the ‘evil disease’.” He [Abu ‘Abd Allah] said: “Stand by the side of [the tomb of] the Messenger of Allah, blessings be on him, and in his sanctuary and protection. Write the sura al-Anam (6) with honey and drink it. It will be removed from you.”’ From him, peace be upon him, that he said: ‘The soil (al-turba) of al-Medina, the city of the Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah on him and his family, removes leprosy.’ .’ AN INVOCATION FOR MENTAL DISORDER ‘Uthman b. Sa’id al-Qattan narrated from Sa’dan b. Muslim related from Muhammad b. Ibrahim, who said: ‘A man came to ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, said: “Recite this prayer when you go to bed: ‘In the Name of Allah, and by Allah, I believe in Allah, and disbelieve in the idols. O Allah, protect me in my sleep and my wakening. I take refuge in the Might of Allah and His Magnificence from that which I suffer and fear.’” The man said: “I did it and was cured, by the will of Allah, the Exalted.”’ From him, peace be upon him, that he said: ‘Whoever is afflicted with a mental disorder, let him seek protection on Thursday night with this healing, beneficial invocation.’ Then he mentioned the like of the previous hadith and said: ‘It will not recur. Recite that at dawn after seeking forgiveness from Allah, and after completing the night prayer.’ FOR PANIC Jafar b. Hannan al-Ta’i narrated from Muhammad b. ‘Abd Allah b. Masud from Muhammad b. Muskan al-Halabi, who said: ‘Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, said to one of his followers when the man had asked him: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, I have a daughter, and I am sorry and anxious for her since she is in a panic night and day. If you think it proper, pray to Allah for her well-being.”’ He [al-Halabi] said: ‘He prayed for her, then said: “Instruct her to open a blood vessel (al-fasd), for she will benefit by that.”’ From Abu Jafar Muhammad al-Baqir, peace be upon him, that a believer complained to him and said: ‘O son of the Messenger of Allah, I have a bondmaid who is afflicted by winds.’ He replied: ‘Seek protection for her in the opening of the Book (the sura al-Fatiha (1) and the two suras of taking refuge (al-Falaq (113) and al-Nas (114) ten times. Then write it for her in a vessel in musk and saffron and give her to drink of it. Use it for her drinking, her ablution, and her washing. Do that for three days and Allah will remove it from her.’ FOR EXCESSIVELY HEATED BLOOD ‘Ali b. Muhammad b. Hilal narrated from ‘Ali b. Mihran from Hammad b. ‘Isa from Hariz b. ‘Abd Allah from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Most of these abscesses (al-damamil) and sores (al-quruh) are from this excessively heated blood (al-dam muhtariq) which a person does not take out at its time. Whoever is overcome by something of that, let him say when he goes to bed: “I take refuge in the Face of Allah, the Mighty, and His Perfect Words, which neither the righteous nor the ungodly pass by, from the evil of everything possessed of evil.” When he has said that, none of the jinn will harm him and he will be restored to health by it, Allah, the Exalted, willing. ‘Finally, write on a paper and make the person suffering from abscesses swallow it: ’ ON THE CYST Muhammad b. ‘Amir narrated from Muhammad b. ‘Alim al-Thaqafi from ‘Ammar b. ‘Isa al-Kilabi from ‘Abd Allah b. Sinan on the authority of Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, that he [Ibn Sinan] said: ‘A man from the Shi’a complained to him [Abu ‘Abd Allah] of a cyst (sila) that had appeared on him. Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, told him: “Fast for three days, then bathe on the fourth day at noon and go out in to the open plain to your Lord. Take with you a clean, patched, and ragged garment. Read four rak’as of prayer and recite in it whatever is easy of the QURAN, and be submissive in your endeavour. When you finish your prayer, cast off your clothes and put on the ragged garment, and put your right cheek on the earth. ‘“Then say in supplication, humbly, and submissively: ‘O Single, O One, O Noble, O Compassionate, O Omnipotent, O Near, O Responder, O Most Merciful of the merciful, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, and remove what is in me of illness, and clothe me with well-being, sufficient and healing, in this world and the next. Bestow on me all the blessings and remove what is in me for it has troubled and distressed me.’” Then Abu ‘Abd Alllah, peace be upon him, said to him: “Know that it will not benefit you until there is no conflict against it in your heart, and you know that it will benefit you.”’ He [Ibn Sinan] said: ‘The man did as Jafar al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, instructed him, and he was cured of it.’ FOR A SWELLING IN THE BODY Muhammad b. Ishaq b. al-Walid narrated from his cousin Ahmad b. Ibrahim b. al-Walid from ‘Ali b. Asbat from al-Hakam b. Sulayman from Maysar from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: ‘This verse is for every swelling in the body for which a man is afraid to resort to anything [else]. When you are in a state of purity. When you have performed the ablution for the obligatory prayer, seek protection with it [the verse] from your swelling before the prayer and meditate on it. The verse is: If We had sent down this QURAN upon a mountain, thou wouldst have seen it humbled, split asunder out of the fear of God… until the end of the sura (59:21-4). If you do that according to what has been mentioned to you, the swelling will subside.’ FOR PANIC DURING SLEEP Abu ‘Ubayda b. Muhammad b. ‘Ubayd narrated from Abu Muhammad b. ‘Ubayd from al-Nadr b. Suwayd from Maysar from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, that a man said to him: ‘O son of the Messenger of Allah, I have a bondmaid who is often in a panic during sleep. Sometimes the condition becomes more severe so that she does not calm down. An amulet (al-hirz) has been fastened to her arm and someone has seen her to cure her and said that she has been touched by the jinn and it is not possible to treat her.’ He [al-Sadiq] said: ‘Instruct her to open a blood vessel and give her dill (al-shabath) water cooked with honey to drink for three days. Allah, the Exalted will restore her to health.’ He [the man] said: ‘I did that and she was cured, by the will of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime.’ FOR WINDS Muhammad b. Bukayr narrated from Safwan b. Yahya from al-Mundhir b. Haman from Muhammad b. Muslim and Sa’d al-Mawla, who both said: “All these winds are from the predominant bile (al-mirra al-ghaliba) or excessively heated blood or predominant phelgm. So a person should take care of himself befor any of these natural constituents overcome and destroy him.”’ ON TREATMENT FOR SOMEONE AFFLICTED WITH FALLING SICKNESS From Abu al-Hasan al-Rida, peace be upon him, that he saw someone afflicted with falling sickness and called for a trumbler of water for him. Then he recited the sura al-Hamd (1) and the two suras of taking refuge (al-Falaq (113) and al-Nas (114)) over it and ordered the water to be poured over his head and face. The man rose and he [al-Rida] said to him: ‘It will never recur again.’ AN INVOCATION FOR ONE STRUCK BY THE JINN Al-Muzaffar b. Muhammad b. ‘Abd al-Rahman narrated from ‘Abd al-Rahman b. Abu Najran from Sulayman b. Jafar from Ibrahim b. Abu Yahya al-Madani, who said: “The Messenger of Allah, blessings on him, said: “Whoever is struck by a stone or by the jinn, let him take the stone which was thrown and return it to the place from which it came and say: ‘Suffcient for me is Allah and a protection. Allah hears the one who calls. There is no end before Allah.’”’ He, blessings of Allah on him and his family, said: ‘Keep many domestic animals (al-dawajin) in your houses so that the demons are occupied with them instead of with your children.’ LOOKING AT THE AFFLICTED Abid b. ‘Awn b. ‘Abd Allah al-Madani narrated from Safwan b. Yahya Bayya’ al-Sabiri from Muhammad b. Ibrahim from Hannan b. Ibrahim from Hannan b. Ibrahim from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: ‘When you see the afflicted, say “Praise be to Allah who has protected me from that which afflicts you, and had He willed to do so. He would have doen it. Praise be to Allah Who did not do so.”’ From al-Baqir, peace be upon him, that he said: ‘When you see the afflicted say: “Praise be to Allah who has protected me from that which afflicts you, and has favored me by far over you and over many of those He created.”’ FOR THE INSANE AND THOSE AFFLICTED WITH THE FALLING SICKNESS Muhammad b. Jafar b. Mihran narrated from Ahmad b. Hammad from Abu Jafar al-Baqir, peace be upon him, that he had prescribed cyclamen (bukhur maryam) for his bondmaid and said that it was beneficial for everything caused by the spirits such as possession (al-mass), mental disorder, madness, the falling sickness, ensnarement, etc.. It is benefical and has been proved, by the will of Allah, the Exalted. He said: ‘Take storax or sanadarch (sandarus) and saliva (bazaq) from the mouth, Sandari false bdellium (kur sandari), the bark of the colocynth (qushur al-hanzal), marmari, white sulphur (kibrit abyad), a fragment inside the muql, and Yamani sweet cyperus (sud Yamani). Break into it three drops of myrrh and ‘porcupine hair’ (shar qanfadh) mixed with Syrian liquid pitch (qitran shami). Put it all together and create vapours (bukhar). It is good and beneficial, Allah the Exalted willing.’ AN INVOCATION FOR SPELLS Muhammad b. Jafar al-Bursi narrated from Ahmad b. Yahya al-Armani from Muhammad b. Sayyar from Muhammad b. al-Fadl b. ‘Umar from Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Amir a;-Muminin, blessings of Allah on him, said that Jibrail, peace be upon him, came to the Prophet, blessings be on him, and said: “O Muhammad.” He replied: “At your service, O Jibrail.” He said: “Such-and-such a Jew has bewitched you and put a spell in the well of Banu so-and-so. Therefore, send to it the most trustworthy of people in your opinion and the most important of them before you and the equal of you, so that he may bring you the spell.”’ He [Abu ‘Abd Allah] said: ‘The Prophet, blessings be on him, sent ‘Ali b. Abu Talib, peace be upon him, and said: “Go to the well of Dharwan, for in it is a spell with which the Jew Labid b. A’sam has bewitched me, and bring it to me.” ‘Ali, peace be upon him, said: “I set out at the request of the Messenger of Allah. I descended into it, and there was the spring water as if it were water in a cistern because of the spell. I searched for it hurriedly until I came to the bottom of the well but I did not obtain it. Those who were with me said: ‘There is nothing in it.’ So I went up. But then I said: ‘No, by Allah, he did not lie and nor do I, and I am not with him as you ae,’ meaning the Messenger of Allah. I searched for it again carefully, and brought it out, in truth. “I went to the Prophet and he said: ‘Open it.’ I opened it and there was, in truth, a piece of a palm branch inside it on which were tied twenty-one knots. Jibrail had brought down that day to the Prophet the two suras of taking refuge (al-Falaq 113) and al-Nas (114). The Prophet said: ‘O Ali, then recite over the string.’ Whenever Amir al-Muminin recite it, a knot opened, until he fininshed with all of them and Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, removed the spell from His Prophet and restored him to health.”’ It is related that Jibrail and Mikail, peace be upon them, came to the Prophet, blessing of Allah on him and his family. One of them sat on his right and the other on his left. Then Jibrail said to Mikail: ‘What ails the man? Mikail replied: ‘He has been treated.’ Jibrail, peace be upon him, askedL ‘Who has treated him? He [Mikail] replied: ‘Labid b. Asam, the Jew.’ Then he related the hadith until the end. ON THE TWO SURAS OF TAKING REFUGE (THE SURA AL-FALAQ AND THE SURA AL-NAS) Ibrahim al-Baytar narrated from Muhammad b. ‘Isa from Yunus b. ‘Abd al-Rahman-and he is called Yunus al-Musalli because of the frequency of his prayers-from Ibn Muskan from Zarara, who said: ‘Abu Jafar al-Baqir, peace be upon him, said that spells do not give power over anything but the eyes.’ From Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, that he was asked about the two suras of taking refuge (al-Falaq (113) and al-Nas (114) and whether they were part of the QURAN . Al-Sadiq replied: ‘Yes, they are of the QURAN.’ The man said: ‘They are not of the QURAN according to the reading of Ibn Masud nor in his collection of the QURAN.’ Abu ‘Abd Allah replied: ‘Ibn Masud erred’, or he said: ‘Ibn Masud lied, they are both of the QURAN. ‘The man said: ‘Shall I read them. O son of the Messenger of Allah, as they are in the written text?’ He said: ‘Yes, and do you know the meaning of the two suras and for what they were revealed? Labid b. Asam, the Jew, cast a spell on the Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah on him and his family.’ Abu Basir said to Abu ‘Abd Allah: ‘;Was it possible that his spell would have an effect? Abu Abd Allah, peace be upon him, replied: ‘Yes indeed, the Prophet, blessings on him, thought that it was comprehensive, but it was not comprehensive. He was looking for the mode of the spell but did not see it until he touched it with his hand. Spells are a fact and they do not have power over anything except the eye and the genitals. Then Jibrail came to him and informed him of that, so he called ‘Ali, peace be upon him, and sent him to bring that out of the well of Dharwan.’ Then he narrated the hadith upto the end. A SPELL FOR THE BEWITCHED Sahl b. Muhammad b. Sahl narrated from ‘Abd Rabbihi b. Muhammad b. Ibrahim from Ibn Aruma from Ibn Muskan from al-Halabi, who said: ‘I asked Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, about spells (al-nashra) for the bewitched. He said: “My father, peace be upon him did not see any harm in it.”’ For Muhammad b. Muslim who said: ‘Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, dictated this invocation to us saying that it was an inheritance and that it would neutralize spells. “Write it on a paper and fasten it on to the bewitched person: Musa said, What you have brought is spells. God will assuredly bring it to naught. God sets not right the work of those who do corruption. God verifies the truth by His words, though sinners be averse (10:81-2). What, are you stronger in constitution or the heaven He built? He lifted up is vault, and levelled it (79:28). So the truth came to pass, and false was proved what they were doing. So they were vanquished there, and they turned about, humbled. And the sorcerers were cast down, bowing themselves. They said, We believe in the Lord of all Being, the Lord of Musa and Harun (7:18-22).”’ INVOCATION FOR ONE WHO WISHES TO VISIT THE RULER Al-Ash’ath b. ‘Abd Allah narrated from Muhammad b. ‘Isa from Abu al-Hasan al-Rida, peace be upon him, from Musa b. Jafar peace be upon him, who said: ‘When Abu al-Dawaniq [the caliph Abu Jafar al-Mansur (d.1366/754)] sent for Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, intending to kill him, the governor of Medina took him [Abu ‘Abd Allah] to the caliph. Abu al-Dawaniq wanted him to be quick and, in his eagerness to kill him, found him slow to arrive. ‘When he came before him, he laughed and greeted him and made him sit by his side. He said: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, by Allah, I sent for you determined to kill you, but I looked at you and conceived a great affection for you. By Allah, I have not found anyone from my family more beloved than you, nor one more likeable. But, O Aby ‘Abd Allah, what is this I hear about you disparaging us and speaking badly of us?” He replied: “O Amir al-Muminin [i.e. Abu al-Dawaniq], I have never spoken badly of you.” He [the caliph] smiled and said: “By Allah, you are more true, in my view, than all those who slander you concerning this. My seat is before you, and my ring. So be cheerful, and do not be afraid of me in your affairs, great and small, for I will not hold you back from anything.” ‘Then he commanded him to leave and gave him presents and gifts, but he [Abu ‘Abd Allah] refused to accept anything and said: “O Amir al-Muminin, I have wealth and sufficiency and much good. But if you are going to free me, you must [do the same] for those of my family who are left behind: remove from them the sentence of death.” He replied: “I have accepted that; O Abu ‘Abd Allah, and I have given orders for 100,000 dirhams [for you], so distribute it among them.” He [Abu ‘Abd Allah] said: “You have made close the ties of kinship, O Amir al-Muminin.” ‘When he left his presence, there walked before him the elders and the youth of the Quraysh from every tribe. With him was ‘Ayn Abu al-Dawaniq, who said to him: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, you gave a look of healing when you came into the presence of Amir al-Muminin, and he did not reproach you for anything except that your lips were moving with something, so what was that?” He replied: “When I looked at him, I said: ‘O He Who is not wronged and is Eternal, and with Him is the making close of the ties of kinship, bless Muhammad and his family and protect me from his evil by Your Power and Your Might.’ By Allah, I did not add on [anything] to what you have heard.” Al-’Ayn returned to Abu al-Dawaniq and informed him of his account. He [Abu al-Dawaniq] said: “By Allah, he had not completed what he said when what was in my heart of evil wickedness was removed.”’ ON THROBBING BLOOD-VESSELS Ahmad b. Muhammad b. al-Jarud narrated from Muhammad b. ‘Isa from Dawud b. Razin, who said: ‘I complained to Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq. peace be upon him, and said: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, yesterday one of my blood vessels throbbed and I waited until it was morning and came to you seeking help.” He replied: “Put your hand on the place which is throbbing and say three times:’ Allah, Allah, Allah, my Lord in truth’, and it will abate at once.”’ From al-Mufaddal b. ‘Umar al-Jufi from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: Learn from me, O Mufaddal, an invocation for all pains from throbbing blood-vessels and other things. Say: “In the Name of Allah in a blood vessel which is quiet (sakin) and one which is not (ghayr sakin), on a grateful servant and an ungrateful one.” Then take your beard (al-lihya) by your right hand after the obligatory prayer and say three times: “O Allah, remove my distress and hasten my recovery and take away my injury.” Endeavour to accompany that with tears and weeping.’ ON SEEKING PROTECTION FROM THE JINN ‘Abd Allah b. Yahya al-Bazzaz narrated from ‘Ali b. Muskan from ‘Abd Allah b. al-Mufaddal al-Nawafil from his father from al-Husayn b. ‘Ali, peace be upon him, who said: ‘When I say these words, I pay no attention to the jinn and human beings who gather against me. “In the Name of Allah and by Allah, and to Allah, and in the path of Allah, and according to the creed of the Messenger of Allah, blessings be on him. O Allah, protect me by Your Strength and Your Might and Your Power from the evil of every-doer, and the plot of the wicked. Surely I love the righteous and chosen ones, and Allah bless Muhammad, the Prophet and his family.”’ ON LONELINESS ‘Ali b. Mahan narrated from Sarraj, the client of al-Rida, peace be upon him, from Jafar b. Daylam from Ibrahim b. ‘Abd al-Hamid from al-Halabi, who said: ‘A man said to Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, “When I am on my own, loneliness (al-wahsha) and anxiety come upon me but when I mix the people, I feel nothing of that.” He [al-Sadiq] said: “Place your hand on your heart and say: ‘In the Name of Allah, in the Name of Allah, in the Name of Allah.’ Then pass your hand over your heart and say: ‘I take refuge in the Might of Allah, I take refuge in the Exaltedness of Allah, I take refuge in the force of Allah, I take refuge in the Messenger of Allah, I take refuge in the Names of Allah, from the evil of what I fear and from the evil of what I am afraid of for myself.’ Say that seven times.” He [the man] said: “I did what and Allah removed from me the loneliness and replaced it with tranquillity and security.”’ FOR TEMPTATION Al-Husayn b. Bistam narrated from Muhammad b. Khalaf from Ibn ‘Ali b. al-Washsha from ‘Abd Allah b. Sinan who said: ‘A man complained to Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, of an abundance of desire (al-tammani) and temptation. He [Abu ‘Abd Allah] said: “Pass your hand over your chest and say: ‘In the Name of Allah, and by Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and there is no power or strength except with Allah, the Most High, the Might. O Allah, remove from me what I fear.’ Then pass your hand over your belly and repeat it thrice. Allah, the Exalted, will remove and turn it away from you.” The man said: “I would often break my prayer because of it being marred by desires and temptation. Then I did as my lord and master instructed me, three times, and Allah turned it away from me and cured me of it so that I did not experience it after that.”’ From al-Mufaddal b. ‘Umar from Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Zayn al-Abedin, peace be upon him, would protect his family with this invocation and teach it to his intimates. “Place your hand on your mouth and say: ‘In the Name of Allah, in the Name of Allah, in the Name of Allah, and by God’s handwork, who has created everything very well. He is Aware of the things you do (27:88).’ Then say seven times: ‘Subside, O pain, I ask you by Allah, my Lord and your Lord and the Lord of everything in Whom trust what is in the night and the day, and He is the All-hearing, the All-knowing.’”’ ON INFLATION OF THE BELLY ‘Umar b. ‘Uthman al-Khazzaz narrated from ‘Ali b. ‘Isa from his uncle, who said: ‘I complained to Musa b. ‘Jafar, peace be upon him, of inflation of the belly (rih al-bahr). He said: “Say while prostrating: O Allah, O Allah, O Allah, O Merciful, O Lord of lords, O Chief of chiefs, O God of gods, O Master of masters, O King of kings, heal me with Your healing from this illness and turn it away from me, for I am Your servant and the son of Your servant; I turn about in Your grasp.’” I left his [Musa b. Jafar’s] presence, and by Allah, Who honoured him with the Immamate, I prayed it only once in my prostration and did not experience it after that.’ ON SEVERE AGONIES OF DEATH Al-Abwas b. Muhammad narrated from ‘Abd al-Rahman b. Abu Najran from Ibn ‘Isa from Hariz b. ‘Abd Allah al-Sijistani on the authority of Abu Jafar al-Baqir, peace be upon him, who said: ‘When you visit a patient while he is suffering severe agonies of death, say to him: “Pray this prayer seven times and Allah will make it easy for you: ‘I take refuge in Allah, the Mighty, Lord of the Mighty and the Noble Throne, from every swelling blood-vessel (‘irq nifar) and from the evil of the heat of the fire.’ Then teach him the words of deliverance (kalimat al-faraj).”’ I said: ‘O son of the Messenger of Allah, what are the words of deliverance?’ He replied: ‘Say: “There is no god but Allah, the Wise. There is no god but Allah, the Most High, the Mighty. Glory be to Allah, the Lord of the seven heavens and the Lord of the seven earths, and what is under them, and the Lord of the Mighty Throne. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.” Then move him on to the place in which he would pray. He will find relief and his affair will be made easy, Allah, the Exalted, willing.’ A COMPREHENSIVE INVOCATION Ibrahim b. ‘Isa al-Zafarani narrated from Muhammad b. Habib al-Harithi-and he was the most knowledgeable and pious of the people of his time-from Ibn Sinan from al-Mufaddal b. ‘Umar, who said: ‘Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, said: “If you are unable to pass the night until you have taken refuge in eleven ways, then do [that].” I said: “Inform me of them, O son of the Messenger of Allah.” “He said: “Say: ‘I take refuge in the Might of Allah, I take refuge in the Power of Allah, I take refuge in the Majesty of Allah, I take refuge in the Beauty of Allah, I take refuge in the Sovereignty of Allah, I take refuge in the Defense of Allah, I take refuge in the Grace of Allah, I take refuge in the Force of Allah, I take refuge in the Dominion of Allah, I take refuge in the Perfection of Allah, I take refuge in the Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah on him and his family and his Ahl al-Bayt, from the evil of what He originated and scattered and created.’ Take refuge in Him from whatever you wish, for neither reptile (hawamm) or jinn, human or demon, will harm you if Allah, the Exalted, wills.”’ From Abu Hamza al-Thumali from Abu Jafar al-Baqir, peace be upon him, that he said: ‘Take refuge for yourself from reptiles with these words: “In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate, in the Name of Allah, and by Allah. Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, blessings be on him. I take refuge in the Might of Allah. I take refuge in the Power of Allah over what He wills, from the evil of every reptile which creeps by night and day. Surely my Lord is on a straight path.”’ AN INVOCATION FOR WEALTH AND CHILDREN Salih b. Ahmad narrated from ‘Abd Allah b. Jabala from al-Ala b. Razin from Muhammad b. Muslim, who said: ‘Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, said: “Protect your wealth and your family, and guard them with these words to recite over them after the final evening prayer (salat al-isha): ‘I seek refuge for myself, my offfspring, my family, and my wealth, by the Perfect Words of Allah, from every demon and reptile, and from every evil eye.’ This is the invocation by which Jibrail, peace be upon him, sought protection for al-Hasan and al-Husayn, blessings of Allah on them.”’ AN INVOCATION AGAINST THIEVES Al-Khidr b. Muhammad narrated from [both] Ahmad b. ‘Umar b. Muslim, and Muhsin b. Ahmad from Yunus b. Yaqub from Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Whoever says these words and uses this invocation every night, I guarantee him that no murdering thief (sariq) will kill him in the night or day. After the final prayer say: “I take refuge in the Might of Allah, I take refuge in the Power of Allah, I take refuge in the Forgiveness of Allah, I take refuge in the Mercy of Allah, I take refuge in the Sovereignty of Allah Who is Powerful over all things. I take refuge in the Nobility of Allah, I take refuge in the Force of Allah, from the evil of every obstinate tyrant (jabbar) and rebelious demon, and every murderer and thief and evil occurrence, from the evil of venomous vermin and the reptile and al-’amma, from the evil of every creature small and large, by night and day, from the evil of the ungodly, Arab and non-Arab (al-’ajam), and their immoral ones, from the evil of the ungodly jinn and men, and from the evil of every creature my Lord has seized by its forelock. Surely my Lord is on a straight path.”’ ON VISITING THE SICK Ahmad b. Muhammad b. ‘Abd Allah, al-Kufi narrated from Ibrahim b. Maymun from Hammad b. ‘Isa from Hariz from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, from his pure forefathers, on them be peace, that [one of them] said: ‘There is not a believer who visits his fellow believer suffering from an illness and says to him: “I seek protection for you in Allah, the Mighty, the Lord of the Noble Throne, from the evil of every swelling blood-vessel and from the evil of the heat of the fire” except that Allah will relieve of it, if there is a delay in his appointed time.’ AN INVOCATION FOR THE EVIL EYE Muhammad b. Sulayman b. Mihran narrated from Ziyad b. Harun al-’Abdi from ‘Abd Allah b. Muhammad al-Bajali from al-Halabi from Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Whoever admires something of his fellow believer, let him say “Allah is Great” over it, for the evil eye is a fact (haqq).” Muhammad b. Maumun al-Makki narrated from ‘Uthman b. ‘Isa from al-Hasan b. al-Mukhta from Safwan al-Jammal from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: ‘If the graves were laid open for you, you would see that most of your dead have the evil eye; for the evil is a fact. Surely, the Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah on him and his family, said: “The evil eye is a fact, so whoever admires something of his brother, let him invoke Allah concerning that. If he invokes Allah, it will not harm him.”’ THE PRAYER OF THE DISTRESSED Hakim b. Muhammad b. Muslim narrated from al-Hasan b. ‘Ali b. Yaqtin from Yunus from Ibn Sinan from Hafs b. ‘Abd al-Hamid from Muhammad b. Muslim from Abu Jafar Muhammad b. ‘Ali, peace be upon him, that one of his children was ill. He went to him and kissed him and said: ‘O my son, how do you find yourself?’ He replied: ‘I am suffering from a pain.’ He said: ‘When you complete your afternoon prayer (salat al-zuhr) say ten times: “O Allah, O Allah, O Allah,” fo a distressed person (makrub) does not say it without the Lord, Blessed and Exalted, saying: “Here I am, O my servant, what is your need?” From Abu ‘Abd Allah,peace be upon him, who said: ‘The prayer of a distressed person in the night is: “O Revealer of healing by night and day and Remover of illness by night and day, bring down on me Your Healing, a healing for all the illness in me.”’ Al-Qasim b. Bahram narrated from Muhammad b. ‘Isa from Abu Ishaq from al-Husayn b. al-Hasan al-Khurasni-and he was among the chosen ones-who said: ‘I visited Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, in the days of Abu al-Dawaniq, with a group of my brothers who had performed the Hajj. He [al-Sadiq] was asked about the prayer of the distressed. He replied: “The prayer of the distressed is when one has completed the night prayer (salat al-layl). Put your hand on the place on which you perform the prostration and say: ‘In the Name of Allah, in the Name of Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, ‘Ali is the Imam of Allah on His earth, over all His servants. Heal me, O Healer. There is no healing but yours. A healing which does not leave out any illness from among every disease and illness.’”’ Al-Khurasani said: ‘I do not know whether he said to repeat it three times or seven times.’ From him, that he said: ‘The prayer of the distressed and anxious, those at their wits’ end, and those afflicted with of the oppressors (al-zalimin) (21:87). It should be said on Thursday night when one has completed his obligatory evening prayer.’ He said: ‘I learnt it from Abu Jafa al-Baqir, peace be upon him, who said he took it from ‘Ali b. al-Husayn from al-Husayn b. ‘Ali, who said he
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