Serial blasts at Bihar’s Bodh Gaya temple, two injured


The blasts did not cause any casualty or damage to the temple and the Bodhi tree, under which Buddha attained enlightenment D380DE2288E26936221E5D41EB26

Patna: At least two Buddhist monks were injured early Sunday in multiple blasts at Bihar’s 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya district, police said. The blasts did not cause any casualty or damage to the temple and the Bodhi tree, under which Buddha attained enlightenment, a police officer told IANS over telephone from Bodh Gaya.

The first blast took place inside the temple compound followed by four more blast. “A live bomb was also found near the temple,” N.H. Khan, a district police officer said. The Bihar government has sounded high alert in Bodh Gaya and other sensitive places across the state. “Police are on high alert after the serial blasts,” AdditionalDirector General of Police Ravinder Kumar said.

“Additional security forces have been deployed at Mahabodhi temple and police have launched an investigation,” Kumar added. Intelligence agencies had last month warned the district administration about security threat to the temple.

Last year, security of the Mahabodhi temple was handed over to the Special Task Force (STF) of Bihar Police. The temple at Bodh Gaya was built at the spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment 2,550 years ago. It was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2002.

Till yet no terrorist organization has taken responsibility of the attack, but I am sure by evening one or other Islamic terrorist organization will take responsibility for this series of bomb blast.

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  1. DUMB – IGNORANT – SUPERSTITIOUS MOHAMMEDANS: 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 AN INVOCATION FOR A WOMAN EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTY IN CHILD BIRTH Al-Khawatimi narrated from Muhammad b. ‘ali al-Sayrafi from Muhammad b. Aslam from al-Hasan b. Muhammad al-Hashimi from Aban b. Abu al-Ayyash from salim b. Qays al-Hilali from Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, who said: ‘I know of two verses in the revealed Book of Allah, prescribed for a woman experiencing difficulty (al- ‘usr) in childbirth (al-wilada). Write them on the parchment of a gazelle and fasten it to her groin (al-haqw). Write seven times: “In the Name of Allah, and by Allah. Truly with hardship comes ease, truly with hardship comes ease (94:5-6).” Write once: “O men, fear your Lord! Surely the earthquake of the Hour is a mighty thing. On the day when you behold it, every suckling woman shall neglect the child she has suckled, and every pregnant woman shall deposit her burden, and thou shalt see mankind drunk, yet they are not drunk, but God’s chastisement is terrible (22:1-2).” Write [the following] on a paper and tie it with an untwisted fibre of flax (kattan) and fasten it on to her left thigh. When she has given birth, cut it off at once and do not delay in doing it. Write: “At the time when Maryam gave birth, Maryam brought fort a living [being]. O living [being] come down to the earth immediately, by the will of Allah, the Exalted.” Kindly Refer to Duas and treatment for Various Problems and Diseases Dua’s from TIBB AL A-IMMA Book INVOCATION FOR PAIN IN THE FEET ‘The invocation is: “In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate: O Allah, I ask You by Your Pure, Immaculate, Most Holy and Blessed Name, by Which whoever asks of You, You grant him, and by Which whoever calls on You, You answer him, to bless Muhammad and his family, and to heal the suffering in my head (al-ra’s), my hearing (al-sam), my sight (al-basar), my belly, my back (al-zahr), my hand (al-yad), my foot, my body (al-jasad), and in all my organs (al-ada) and limbs (al-jawarhi). Surely You are Gracious to whomsoever You will, and You are Powerful over all things.” He said: ‘Al-Khazzaz al-Razi narrated form Faddala from Aban b.Uthman from Abu Hamza al-Thumali from al-Baqir, peace be upon him, from Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, who said: “Whosoever is afflicted with a pain in his body, let him invoke protection for himself and say: ‘I take refuge in the Might of Allah and His Power over things. I seek protection for myself in the Omnipotent of the heavens. I seek protection for myself in the One with Whose Name no disease harms. I seek refuge for myself in the One Whose Name is a blessings and a cure.’ If he recites that, no pain or illness will afflict him.” ‘Ali b.Ibrahim al-Wasiti narrated from Mahbub from Muhammad b.Sulayman al-Awdi from Abu al-Jarud from Abu Ishaq from al-Harith al-Awar, who said: ‘I complained to Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, of aches and pains in my body. He said: “When anyone of you suffers [from pain], let him recite: ‘In the Name of Allah, and by Allah, and blessings of Allah on the Messenger of Allah and his family. I take refuge from the evil that I suffer in the Might of Allah and His Power over what He wills.’ If he recites that, Allah will turn away the affliction from him, the Exalted, wills.” FOR PAIN IN THE HEAD Sahl b.Ahmad narrated from Ali b.Numan from Ibn Muskan from ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Qusayr from Abu Jafar al-Baqir, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Whoever suffers from a complaint of the head, let him put his hand on it and recite seven times: “I take refuge in Allah, in Whose trust is that which is on the land and in the sea, in the heavens and the earth, and He is the All-hearing, the All-knowing.” He will be relieved of the pain.’ Hariz Aby Ayyub al-Jurjani narrated from Muhammad b.Abu Nasr from Thalaba from Amr b.Yazid al-Sayqal form Jafar b.Muhammad b.’Ali b.al-Husayn b.Ali b.Abu Talib, peace be upon him, that he [al-Sayqal] said: ‘I complained to him of a pain in my head, and of my suffering from it night and day. He [Jafar b.Muhammad] said: “Place your hand on it and say seven times: ‘In the Name of Allah, with Whose Name nothing on the earth or in the heavens causes injury. He is the All-hearing, the All-knowing. O Allah, I seek refuge in You from that which Muhammad, blessings on him and his family, sought refuge for himself.’ [The pain] will subside, by the authority of Allah, the Exalted.” ‘Ali b. Urwa al-Ahwazi a narrator of the teachings of the Ahl al-Bayt, peace be upon them, narrated from al-Daylami from Dawud al-Raqqi from Musa b.Jafar, peace be upon him, that he[Dawud] said: ‘I said to him: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, I suffer constantly from a complaint in my head, and sometimes it keeps me awake at nights and distracts me from performing the night prayer.” He replied: “O Dawud, when you experience any of that [pain], pass your hand over it and say: ‘I take refuge in Allah, and seek protection for myself from all that afflicts me, in the Name of Allah, the Mighty, and His Perfect Words, which neither the righteous nor the ungodly can disregard, I seek protection for myself with Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, and with the Messenger of Allah and his family, the pure, the chosen ones. O Allah, by their claim over You, protect me from this suffering of mine.’ It will not afflict you again.” Abu Salt al-Harawi narrated from al-Rida, peace be upon him, from his father from al-Baqir, peace be upon him, who said: “Teach our Shi`a to recite the following for a pain I the head: “O Taha, O Dharr, O Tamana, O Tannat”. They are Sublime Names and have an authority given by Allah, the Exalted and Sublime. Allah will turn that [pain] away from them.’ ‘Abd Allah b.Bistam narrated from Ishaq b.Ibrahim from Abu al-Hasan al-Askari, peace be upon him, that he [Ishaq] said: ‘I was with him [al-Askari] one day when one of our brothers complained to him, saying: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, my family suffers much from this accursed pain.” He asked: “And what is it?” The man replied: “Pains in the head.” He said: “Take a cup of water and recite over it: 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). Then drink it and pain will not afflict them, Allah, the Exalted, willing.” Tamim b.Ahmad al-Sayraff narrated from Muhammad b.Khalid al-Barqi from ‘Ali b.al-Numan from Dawud b.Farqad and Mualla b.Khunays, who both said: ‘Abu Abd Allah, peace be upon him, said: “Combing the hair on the cheeks strengthens the teeth (al-adras); combing the beard dispels infectious diseases (al-waba); combing loose locks of hair dispels anxieties I the breast (al-sadr); combing the eyebrows is a safeguard against leprosy (al-judham); and combing the head stops phelgm.” AN INVOCATION FOR HEADACHE Muhammad b.Jafar al-Bursi narrated from Muhammad b.Yahya al-Armani from Muhammad b. Sinan al-Sinani from Yunus b.Zabyan from al-Mufaddal b.’Umar from Abu Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: ‘This is an invocation revealed by Jibrail, peace be upon him, to the Prophet, peace be upon him, when the latter was suffering from a headache (al-suda). Jibrail said: “O Muhammad, take refuge from your headache with this invocation, Allah will relieve you of it.” Then he said: “O Muhammad, whosoever takes refuge with this invocation seven times of any pain that afflicts him. Allah will heal him if He wills. Pass your hand over the painful area and say: ‘In the Name of Allah, our Lord, Whose mention is glorified in the heavens, our Lord, Whose command in the heavens and the earth is executed and performed. Just as Your command is executed in the heavens, bestow Your Mercy on earth, and forgive us our sins and our faults. O Lord of the good, the pure ones, bestow a cure, and mercy from Your Mercy, on so-and-so, son of so-and-so’, and mention his name.” Another invocation for headache: ‘O One Who diminishes the great and magnifies the small; O Remover of uncleanliness from Muhammad and his family, and their complete Purifier. Bless Muhammad and his family. Remove what is in me of headache and migraine (al-shaqiqa).’ AN INNOVATION FOR MIGRAINE Muhammad b.Irahim al-Siraj narrated from Ibn Mahbub from Hisham b.Salim from Habib al-Sijistani-he was older than Hariz al-Sijistani, though Hariz was superior in knowledge to Habib-who said: ‘I complained to al-Baqir, peace be upon him, of a migraine that afflicted me once or twice every week. Al-Baqir said: “Place your hand on the side which pains you and say: ‘O Apparent, Present, O Hidden, but not absent, answer Your weak servant with Your Gracious Help. Remove from him his pain. Surely You are Compassionate, Loving, All-powerful. Recite this three times and you will be relieved of the pain, Allah, the Exalted, willing.” Another invocation of migraine: Al-Sayyari narrated from Muhammad b.Ali from Muhammad b.Muslim from Ali b.Abu Hamza from Abu Basir, who said: ‘I heard Muhammad b. Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be upon him, when visiting one of his followers,mention that he was afflicted witha migraine. He cited an invocation similar to the preceding one.’ Another invocation for migraine: ‘Write the following on a paper and attach it to the part which suffering: “In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. I bear witness that You are not a god we have invented, nor a lord whose mention has ceased, nor a king with whom people associate partners, nor was there before You a god in whom we took refuge, or sought protection, or prayed to. We pray to You, and no one assists You in our creation or is responsible for You. Glory be to You and Praise! Bless Muhammad and his family. Cure this quickly with your cure.” AN INVOCATION FOR PAIN IN THE EYE Ahmad b. Muhammad Abu Jafar narrated from Ibn Abu ‘Umayr from Abu Ayyub al-Khazzaz from Muhammad b.Muslim from Abu Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, from al-Baqir from Ali b.al-Husayn from his father, who said that ‘Ali b.Abu Talib, peace be upon him, said: ‘When the Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah be on him and his family, called me on the day of Khaybar, he was told: ‘O Messenger of Allah, he has inflammation (al-ramad) of the eyes.” The Messenger of Allah said: “Bring him to me.” So I went to him and said: “O Messenger of Allah, I have inflammation of the eyes and cannot see anything.” The Messenger of Allah said: “Approach me, O ‘Ali.” I appraoched him and he passed his hand over my eyes and recited: “In the Name of Allah, and by Allah, and peace be on the Messenger of Allah. O Allah, protect him from the heat and the cold, and preserve him from harm and affliction.” ‘Ali, peace be upon him, said: ‘I recovered, and by Him Who honoured him with Prophethood, bestowed on him the Message, and chose him the Message, and chose him over His servants. I felt neither heat nor cold nor pain in my eyes after that.’ He said: ‘Sometimes ‘Ali, peace be upon him, would go out on a bitterly cold winter’s day with a torn shirt. It would be said: “O Amir al-Muminin, are you not affected by the cold?” He would reply: “Neither heat nor cold has affected me since the Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah on him and his family, protected me with the invocation.” Sometimes he would come out to us on an extremely hot day in a padded garment, and it would be said to him: “Are you not affected as other people are by this severe heat, so that you wear a padded garment?” He would give them the same reply.’ AN INVOCATION FOR PAIN IN THE EAR Khirash b.Zuhayr al-Azdi narrated from Muhammaad b.Jamhur al-Qummi from Yunus b. Zabyan from Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, that he [Yunus] said: ‘I complained to him of pain in one of my ears 9al-udhun). He [Abu Abd Allah] said: “Place your hand over it, and say seven times: ‘I take refuge in Allah, in Whom trust that which is on the land and in the sea, in the heavens and the earth; and He is All-hearing, All-knowing.’ It will be cured, Allah, the Exalted, willing.” Aslam b. ‘Amr al-Nusaybi narrated from Ali b. Ibn Rabbayta from Muhammad b. Salman from his father from Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, that he recited an invocation of protection similar to this, for one of his companions who had an earache. [AN INVOCATION] FOR A PEBBLE IN THE EAR It was narrated from Bakr from his uncle Sudayr, who said: ‘I took a pebble and scratched my ear with it. It became embedded in my ear. I made every effort to remove it, but neither I nor the medical practitioners could do it. When I performed the Hajj and met al-Baqir, peace be upon him, I complained to him of the pain I had experienced. He said to al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, “O Jafar, take him by the hand out into the light and have a look. “Al-Sadiq looked into the ear and said: “I do not see anything.” Al-Baqir said: “Approach me.” I approached him and he said: “O Allah, remove it as You caused it to enter, without trouble or difficulty.” Then he said: “Recite that three times.” I recited it. He said: “Put your finger in.” I put my finger in and brought out the pebble. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.’ AN INVOCATION FOR DEAFNESS Hannan b.Jabir al-Filistini narrated from Muhammad b.Ali from Ibn Sinan from Ammar b. Marwan from al-Munkhal from Jabir from Abu Jafar Muhammad b. Ali, peace be upon him, who said that a man complained to him of deafness (al-samam). Abu Jafar said: Pass your hand over him and recite: If We had sent down this QURAN upon a mountain, thou wouldst have seen it humbled, split asunder out of the fear of God, And We make these examples for men; haply they will reflect. 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. (59:21-4). AN INVOCATION FOR PAIN AFFLICTING THE MOUTH Hariz b. Ayyub al-Jurjani narrated from Abu Samina from Ali b. Asbat from Abu Hamza from Abu Abd Allah, peace be upon him, that Abu Basir said: ‘One of his [Abu Abd Allah’s] followers complained to him of pain in his mouth (al-farm). Abu Abd Allah said, “When that afflicts you, place your hand over it and say: ‘In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. In the Name of Allah, with Whose Name illness causes no harm; I take refuge in the Words of Allah, with Which nothing harms, Most Holy, Most Holy, Most Holy. By Your Name, O Lord, the Pure, the Holy, the Blessed, whoever asks You by it, You grant it to him, and whoever calls on You by it, You grant it to him, and whoever calls on You by it, You answer him. I ask You, O Allah, O Allah, O Allah, to bless Muhammad, the Prophet, and his Ahl al-Bayt, and to heal the suffering in my mouth, my head, my hearing, my sight, my belly, my back, my hand, my foot, and in all my limbs.’ Your pain will be relieved, Allah, the Exalted, willing.” AN INVOCATION FOR PAIN IN THE TEETH Abu Abd Allah al-Husayn b. [Ahmad] Muhammad al-Khawatimi narrated from al-Husayn b. Ali b. Yaqtin from Hannan al-Sayqal from Abu Basir from Abu Jafar al-Baqir, peace be upon him, that Abu Basir said: ‘I complained to him of pain in my teeth, and that it kept me awake at nights. Abu Jafar said: “O Abu Basir, when you experience that, place your hand over it, and recite the sura al-Hamd (1) and the sura al-Ikhlas (112), then recite: And thou shalt see the mountains, that thou supposest fixed, passing by like clouds-God’s handiwork, who has created everything very well. He is aware of the things you do (27:88). The pain will subside, and will not recur.” Hamdan b. Ayan al-Razi narrated from Abu Talib from Yunus from Abu Hamza from Sama’a b. Mihran from Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, that he [Abu Abd Allah] instructed a man to recite the above invocation and added to it, saying: ‘Recite the sura al-Qadr (97)once. The pain will subside, and will not recur.’ [Also for pain in the teeth], from Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, that he said: ‘Whoever complains of pain in the teeth, let him take the object on which he performs his prostration, and rub it on the painful area, and say: “In the Name of Allah, and the Healer, Allah; there is no Might nor Power except in Allah, the Most High, the Mighty.” It is reported from Abu al-Hasan, peace be upon him, that he said: ‘My teeth (al-asnan) were hurting me and I applied Cyperus rotundus (al-sud) to them.’ He said: ‘Wine vinegar (khall al-khumr) strengthens the gums (al-litha).’ He also said: “Take wheat (al-hinta), husk it, and extract the oil. If the tooth is decayed and rotten, put two drops of the oil in it. Put some oil on a piece of cotton and place it in the ear near the tooth, for three nights. It will stop [the decay], Allah, the Exalted, willing.’ A PROVEN INVOCATION FOR THE TEETH Recite the sura al-Hamd (1), the two Suras of taking refuge (al-Falaq (113) and al-Nas (114). and the sura al-Ikhlas (112). Say, ‘In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate,’ with each sura. After the sura al-Ikhlas (112), say: ‘In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate, And to Him belongs whatsoever inhabits the night and the day: and He is the All-hearing, All-knowing (6:13). We said: O fire, be cooled and safe for Ibrahim! They desired to outwit him: so We made them the worse losers (21: 69-70). He was called: Blessed is He who is in the fire, and he who is about it. Glory be to God, the Lord of all Being! (27:8).’ Then say after that: ‘O Allah, O One Who protects from every thing, and nothing protects You, protect Your servant and the son of your bondmaid (al-ima), from the evil of what he fears and is wary of in this pain of which he complains to You.’ AN INVOCATION FOR COUGHING Abd Allah b. Muhammad b. Mihran al-Kuff narrated from Ayyub from Amr b. Shimr from Jabir from Abu Jafar Muhammad b. Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be upon him, from al-Husayn [sic], who said: ‘Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, said: “Whosoever has a complant of the throat (al-halq) and excessive coughing (al-sual) and the desperation of his body increases, let him take refuge with these words, which are called ‘the comprehensive’ (al-sual) and the desperation of his body increases, let him take refuge with these words, which are called ‘the comprehensive’ (al-jamia), for all things: O Allah, You are my Hope, and You are my Trust, my Support, my Succour, my Exalter, my Beauty. You are the Refuge of those who are afraid. There is no sanctuary for those who flee except in You. There is no one on whom human beings can rely except You. There is no wish for those who desire except before You. There is no helper for the oppressed but You. There is no object for the needy except You. There is nothing to be given for the seekers except from You. There is no place to turn for the repentant except You. Sustenance and good and deliverance are only in Your Hand. Oppressive matters have grieved me, difficult straits have wearied me, and painful ailments have encompassed me. I do not find the opening of the door of deliverance open except by Your Hand. Thus I stand before You and seek help from You, with prayer, against its closing. Open, O Lord, to the one who asks for help, and answer the one who calls out. Dispel the grief, remove the harm, fulfil the need, remove the sorrow, banish the anxieties, and save me from destruction, for I am on the brink of it. I do not find my salvation from it other than in You. O Allah, O He who answers the constrained, when he calls unto Him, and removes the evil (27:62), have mercy on me and remove what is in me of sorrow and grief and pain and illness. Lord, if You do not, I do not expect my deliverance from other than You. Have mercy on me, O Most Merciful of the Merciful. This is the position of the wretched, the poor. This is the position of one who is afraid, one seeking refuge. This is the position of one calling for help. This is the position of the sorrowful, the hurt. This is the position of the troubled, the one seeking protection. This is the position of the servant, apprehensive, dying, drowning, frightened, fearful. This is the position of one who has awakened from his sleep, been aroused from his forgetfulness, recovered from his illness and the severity of his pain, and is afraid because of his offences. He acknowledges his sins, is humble before his Lord, and weeps in fear of Him. He asks forgiveness, sheds tears, and seeks pardon by Allah, from his Lord. He dreads His power, sheds his tears, and hopes, weeps, and prays and calls: Lord, affliction has visited me (21:83) so set me right. You see my position. You hear my words, You know my secret thoughts and my public affairs. You know my need and You know me thoroughly. Nothing in myaffairs, whether open or secret, apparent or concealed in my breast, is hidden from You. So I ask You, since You have authority over regulating [affairs], accepting pleas, and fixing destinies, with the request of one who has done wrong and confessed, wronged his soul, and committed crimes. He has repented for what is past and turned to his Lord. He has regretted and taken refuge in His countryard, held back and restrained his desire, and devoted himself to the Revoker of his lapses, the Acceptor of his repentance, the Forgiver of his sins, the One Who has mercy on his repentance, the Forgiver of his sins, the One Who has mercy on his state of exile, the Remover of his distress and the Healer of his illness. Have mercy on my transgressions and my entreaties to You. Forgive me all my deviations from Your Book which have been counted in your record. Your past knowledge of my sins, faults, and offences in privacy, my immorality, my evil deeds, my lapses, and all that Your recording angels witness and have written down during childhood and after puberty, in old age and youth, by night and day, early morning and evening, late evening and day break, forenoon and dawn, and at home and in travels, in solitude and in public. Overlook my evil deeds among the inhabitants of Paradise the promise of the very truth, which they were promised (46:16). O Allah, by the right of Muhammad and his family, remove from me the overwhelming illnesses in my body (al-jism), my hair (al-shar), my skin (al-bashari), my blood vessels (al-uruq), my nerves (al-asab), and my limbs, for no one will remove that other than You, O Most Merciful of the Merciful, O Answerer of the call of the distressed.” AN INVOCATION FOR ANXIETIES IN THE BREAST Abu al-Qasim al-Taffisi narrated from Hamad b. Isa from Hariz b. Abd Allah al-Sijistani from Abu Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, that Hariz said: ‘I said: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, I experience anxieties (al-baladi) in my breast and temptations (al-wasawis) in my heart (al-fulad) so that I sometimes break off my prayer and become confused in my recitation.” Abu Abd Allah said: “And what about the invocation of Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him?” I replied: “O son of the Messenger of Alla, teach [it to] me.” He said: “When you experience something of this, place your hand on it and say: ‘In the Name of Allah and by Allah. O Allah. You have blessed me with faith and entrusted me with the QURAN, and bestowed on me fasting in the month of Ramadan. Grant me mercy and acceptance and compassion and forgiveness and all that You have conferred on me of blessings and beneficence. O Compassionate, O Benefactor, O Everlasting, O Merciful, Glory be to You,. I have no one but You, Glory be to You. I take refuge in You after these expressions of esteem, from abasement. I ask You to remove the sorrows from my heart.’ Repeat this three times and you will be cured of it, with the help of Allah, the Exalted. Then bless the Prophet, blessings of Allah upon him, and mercy and blessings upon his family.” AN INVOCATION FOR A PAIN IN THE BELLY Al-Husayn b. Bistam narrated from Muhammad b. Khalaf from al-Washsha from Abd Allah b. Sinan from Jafar b. Muhammad, peace be upon him, from his grandfather, peace be upon him, who said: ‘A man complained to the Prophet, blessings and peace be on him and his family, and said: “O Messenger of Allah, I have a brother who has a complaint of the belly.” The Prophet replied: “Tell your brother to take a drink of honey with hot water.” The man returned to him the next day and said: “O Messenger of Allah, I gave him the drink but he did not benefit from it.” The Messenger of Allah said: “Allah has said the truth, and the belly of your brother has lied. Go, and give your brother the drink of honey and invoke for him the sura al-Fatiha (1) seven times.” When the man is a hypocrite. Whosoever is such, the drink will not benefit him.” A man complained to Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, of pain in the belly. He instructed him to drink hot water and say: ‘O Allah, O Allah, O Allah, O Merciful, O Compassionate,O Lord of the lords, O God of the gods, O King of the kings, O Master of the masters. Heal me with Your cures from every disease and illness, for I am Your servant and the son of Your servant: I turn about in Your grasp.’ Abu Abd Allah al-Khawatimi narrated from Ibn Yaqtin from Hassan al-Sayqal from Abu Basir, who said: ‘A man complained to Abu Abd Allah ul-Sadiq, peace be upon him, of pain of the navel (al-surra). Al-Sadiq told him: “Go, and put your hand on the painful area and say three times: Surely it is a Book Sublime. Falsehood comes not to it from before it nor from behind it. A revelation from One All-wise, All-laudable (41:41-2): You will be cured, Allah willing.” Abu Abd Allah, peace be upon him, said: ‘There is not one among sincere intention, while passing his hand over the area of the illness, We send down of the QURAN, that which is a cure and a mercy to the believers. The unbelievers it increases not, except in loss (17:82), but that he is cured of that illness, whatever it may be. The truth of that is confirmed in the verse, where it says a cure and a mercy for the believers.’ AN INVOCATION AND MEDICATION FOR PAIN OF THE WAIST Hariz b. Ayyub narrated from Abu Samina from Ali b. Asbat from Abu Hamza from Hamran b. Ayan, who said: ‘A man questioned Muhammad b. ‘Ali al-Baqir, peace be upon him, saying: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, I suffer from severe pain in the waist (al-khasira) and have treated it with many remedies, but it has not been cured.” Al-Baqir said: “What about the invocation of Amir al-Muminin?” The man replied: “And what is that, O son of the Messenger of Allah?” He said: “When you complete your prayers, put your hand on the place of prostration, stroke it, and say: 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 no proof, his reckoning is with his Lord. Surely the unbelievers shall not prosper. And say: My Lord, forgive and have mercy, for Thou art the best of the merciful (23:115-18).” The man said: “I did that and the pain subsided, praise be to Allah, the Exalted.” Muhammad b. Jafar al-Bursi narrated from Muhammad b. Yahya al-Armani from Muhammad b. Sinan from Abu Abd Allah, peace be upon him, who said: ‘The Messenger of Allah, blessings on him and his family, said: “Drink lovage (al-kashim), for it is good for pain of the waist.” Also from him from Muhammad b. Yahya from Yunus b. Zabyan from Jabir from Abu Jafar, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, said: “Whoever wishes that food may not harm him, let him not eat until he is hungry and his abdomen (al-maida) is cleansed. When he eats, let him take the Name of Allah and chew well and let him stop eating while he still has an appetite for it [food] and wants it.” ‘Abd Allah b. Bistam narrated from Muhammad b. Razin from Hammad b. Isa from Hariz from Abu Abd Allah, peace be upon him, from Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Whoever wishes for the eternal life in the next world, and not for permanence in this world, let him wear light clothes, eat early, and have intercourse (al-mujamia) with women less frequently. AN INVOCATION FOR PAIN OF THE SPLEEN Muhammad b. Abd Allah b. Mihran al-Kuff narrated from Ayyub from ‘Umar b. Shimr from Jabir from Abu Jafar, peace be upon him, who said: ‘A man from Khurasan came to Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be upon him, and said: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, I performed the Hajj and resolved to call on you upon my departure, for I have a pain in the spleen (al-tihalm). Pray for me to be relieved of it.” Ali b. al-Husayn replied: “Allah has protected you from that, praise be to Him. When you experience the pain, write this verse with saffron (al-zafaran) mixed with the water of [the] Zamzam [spring in Mecca], and drink it. Allah, the Exalted, will drive away that pain from you Say: Call upon God, or call upon the Merciful; whichsoever you call upon, to Him belong the Names Most Beautiful. And be thou not loud in thy prayer, nor hushed therein, but seek thou for a way between that. And say: Praise belongs to God, who has not taken to Him a son, and who has not any associate in the Kingdom, nor any protector out of humbleness. And magnify Him with repeated magnificats (17:110-11). Write the following on the parachment of a gazelie (ghazal) and attach it to your left arm (al-adud) for seven days and the pain will abate:….” Ahmad b. Yazid narrated from al-Sabbaf al-Kufi from Musa b. Jafar, peace be upon him, from al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, from al-Baqir, peace be upon him, that he said: ‘One of his followers complained to al-Baqir of pain in the spleen. He had treated it with every remedy but its evil increased every day until he was on the threshold of death. Al-Baqir said to him: “Buy a piece of leek (al-kurrath) and fry it well in Arab clarified butter (samn ‘arabi). Give it for three days to the one who has this pain. If that is done, he will be cured. Allah, the Exalted, willing.”’ AN INVOCATION FOR PAIN OF THE BLADDER Muhammad b. Jafar al-Bursi narrated from Muhammad b. Yahya al-Armani from Muhammad b. Sinan al-Sinani from al-Mufaddal b. ‘Umar from Muhammad b. Ismail from Abu Zaynab, who said: ‘One of our brothers complained to Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, of pain in the bladder (al-mathana). Al-Sadiq said: “Seek protection for it with these verses, three times before you sleep, and once when you awaken, and you will not experience the pain after that: Knowest thou not that God is powerful over everything? Knowest thou not that to God belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and that you have none, apart from God, neither protector nor helper?” (2:106-7). The man said: “I did that and did not experience the pain again.” AN INOCATION FOR PAIN IN THE BACK Al-Khid b. Muhammad narrated from al-Hawarini from Faddala from Aban b. ‘Uthman from Ibn Abu Hamza al-Thumali from Abu Jafar Muhammad al-Baqir, peace be upon him, who said: ‘A man from Hamadan complained to Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, of a pain in the back and that he had sleepless nights [because of it.] He said: “Put your hand on the are that pains you and recite three times: It is not given to any soul to die save by the leave of God, at an appointed time. Whoever desires the reward of this world, We will give him of this. Whosoever desires the reward of the other world, We will give him of that. We will recompense the thankful (3:145). Then recite the sura al-Qadr (97) seven times and you will be cured of it. If Allah, the Exalted, wills.” AN INVOCATION FOR PAIN OF THE THIGHS Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Katib narrated from Muhammad b. ‘Abd Allah al-Zafarani from Hammad b. Isa from Amir al- Muminin, peace be upon him, who said: When one of you suffers from pain of the thighs (al-fakhdhan), let him sit in a large vessel or basin of heated water and place his hand there [on his thighs] and recite: 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). AN INVOCATION FOR PAIN OF THE GENITALS With this chain of tranmitters (al-isnad) from Hariz al-Sijistani, who said: ‘I performed the Hajj and called on Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him. In Medina, and al-Mualla b. Khunays, may Allah have mercy on him, was complaining to him of pain in the genitals (al-farj). Al-Sadiq said to him: “You exposed your privy parts (al-aura) on some occasion, and Allah has punished you with this pain. But seek protection for it with the invocation which Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, gave Abu Wa’lla, after which it [the pain] did not recur.” Al-Mualla asked: “O son of the Messenge of Allah, what is the invocation?” He replied: “Put your left hand on them and say three times: ‘In the name of Allah, and by Allah, Nay, but whosoever submits his will to God, being a good-doer, his wage is with his Lord, and no fear shall be on them, neither shall they sorrow (2:112). O Allah, I have submitted myself to You and entrusted my affairs to You. ‘You will be cured, Allah, the Exalted, willing.” AN INVOCATION FOR PAIN OF THE LEGS Khaddash b. Sabra narrataed from Muhammad b. Jamhur from Safwan Bayya’ al-Sabiri from Salim b. Muhammad, who said: ‘I complained to al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, of pain in my legs (al-saqayn) and that it had prevented me from pursuing my affairs and earnig my living. He said: “Recite an invocation of protection over them.” I asked: “With what, O son of the Messenger of Allah?” He said: “With this verse. Recite it seven times and you will be cured, Allah, the Exalted, willing: Recite what has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord; no man can change His words. Apart from Him, thou wilt find no refuge.” (18:27). He said: ‘I recited the invocation ove them seven times as he had instructed me, and I never experienced the pain again.’ AN INVOCATION AND MEDICATIONS FRO HAEMORRHOIDS Al-Hawarini al-Razi narrated from Safwan b. Yahya al-Sabiri -and he is not Safwan al-Jammal-from Yaqub b. Shuayb from Aban b. Taghlab from ‘Abd al-’Ala from Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami from Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Whosoever seeks protection from haemorroholds with this invocation will be protected from its evil, Allah the Exalted willing. It is: “O Magnanimous, O Exalted, O Compassionate, O Near, O Responder, O Creator, O Merciful, bless Muhammad and his family, and bestow on me Your blessing, and protect me from my pain.” He will be cured of it, Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, willing.’ Muhammad b. ‘Abd Allah b. Mihran al-Kafi narrated from Ismail b. Yazid from Amir b. Yazid al-Sayqal, who said: ‘I called on Abu ‘Abd Allah, peace be upon him, and asked him about a man who had severe haemorholds. He had been prescribed a bowl of strong wine (al-nabidh) and he did not want to take it for the enjoyment of it, but as a medication. Abu ‘Abd Allah said: “No, not a mouthful.” I asked: “Why?” He replied: “It is forbidden. Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, does not create a medication or cure in anything He has forbidden. Take a white leek and cut off its white head. Do not wash it or cut it up into small pieces. Take fat from the hump of the camel (al-sinam), melt it, and pour it over the leek. Take ten walnuts (jawzat), shell them, and grind them with the weight of ten dirhams of Persian cheese (gibn farsi). Put the leek on the fire. When it is well cooked add the walnuts and cheese to it and remove it from the fire. Eat it on an empty stomach with bread, for three days or seven days, and abstain from other food. After it, take a little roasted savin (abhal) with bread and shelled walnuts. After the fat of the camel’s hump and the leek, take, in the Name of Allah, half an awqiya of sesame oil (shiraj) on an empty stomach, and an awaiya of [the resin of the] male storax [tree] (kundur dhakar). Grind and drink it. After that take another half awaqiya of sesame oil. Take it for three days and delay your eating until after noon. You will be cured, Allah, the Exalted, willing.” AN INVOCATION FOR PAIN OF THE FEET Hannab b. Jabir narrated from Muhammad b. ‘Ali al-Sayrafi from al-Husayn al-Ashqar from ‘Amr b. Abu al-Miqdam from Jabir al-ju’fi from Muhammad al-Baqir, peace be upon him, who said: ‘I was with, al-Husayn b. ‘Ali, peace be upon him, when one of our Shi’a from the Banu Umayya came to him and said: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, I was hardly able to walk to you because of the pain in my feet.” He said: “What about the invocation of al-Husayn b. ‘Ali?” The man said: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, and what is that?” He replied: “The verses are: Surely We have given thee a manifest victory, that God may forgive thee thy former and thy latter sins, and complete His blessing upon thee, thy former and thy latter sins, and complete His blessing upon thee, and guide thee on a straight path, and that God may help thee with mighty help. It is He who sent down the Shechina into the hearts of the believers, that they might add faith to their faith-to God belong the hosts of the heavens and the earth; God is All-knowing, All-wise-and that He may admit the believers, men and women and women and women alike, into gardens underneath which rivers flow, therein to dwell forever, and acquit them of their evil deeds. That is in God’s sight a mighty triumph, that He may chastise the hypocrites, men and women alike, and the idolaters, men and women alike, and those who think evil thoughts of God. Against them shall be the evil turn of fortune. God is wroth with them, and has cursed them, and has prepared for them Hell-an evil homecoming! To God belong the hosts of the heavens and the earth; God is All-mighty, All-wise (48:1-7).” The man said: “I did as he instructed and did not experience any of the pain after that, with the help of Allah, the Exalted.” AN INVOCATION FOR THE HAMSTRING AND THE SOLE OF THE FOOT Abu ‘Atab ‘Abd Allah b. Bistam narrated from Ibrahim b. Muhammad al-Awdi from Safwan al-Jummal from Jafar b. Muhammad from his father from ‘Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be upon him. [who said:] ‘A man complained to Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Husayn b. Ali, peace be upon him, and said: “O son of the Messenger of Allah, I suffer from pain in my hamstring (al-urqub) which prevents me from standing up for prayer.” He said: “What prevents you from [reciting] the invocation?” He replied: “I do not know it.” He said: “When you experience the pain, placae your hand there and say: ‘In the Name of Allah, and by Allah, and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah, and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah on him and his family.’ Then recite over it: They measure not God with His true measure. The earth altogether shall be His handful on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens shall be rolled up in His right hand. Glory be to Him! High be He exalted above that they associate! (39:67).” The man did that and Allah, the Exalted, healed him.’ AN INVOCATION FOR SWELLING IN ALL THE JOINTS Al-Hasan b. Salih al-Mahmudi narrated from Abu ‘Amr b. Shimr from Jabir b. Yazid al-Jufi from Muhammad b. ‘Ali b. al-Husayn, peace be upon him, who said: ‘O Jabir.’ I [Jabir] replied: ‘At your service, O son of the Messenger of Allah.’ He said: ‘Recite over every swelling (al-waram) the end of the sura al-Hashr-If We had sent down this QURAN upon a mountain, thou wouldst have seen it humbled, split asunder out of the fear of God. And those similitudes-We strike them for men; haply they will reflect. 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 Shapper. 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 (59:21-4). Recite it three times over the swelling, and it will subside. Allah, the Exalted, willing. “Take a knief and pass it over the swelling and say: “In the Name of Allah, I charm you from affliction and iron and an affair of recurring grief and from the matted stone and from the root of a barren tree (irq al-aqir), and from another swelling, and from food and its ganglia (al-aqd), and from drink and its coldness. Pass, with the will of Allah, for a time to humans and cattle. In the Name of Allah I begin, and in the Name of Allah I end.” Then drive the knief into the earth.’ AN INVOCATION TO NEUTRALIZE SPELLS ‘Abd Allah b. al-’Ala al-Qazwini narrated from Ibrahim b. Muhammad from Hammad b. Isa b. Ya’qub from ‘Imran b. Maytham from ‘Ubaya b. Rabi al-Asadi, that he heard Amir al-Mminin, blessings of Allah be on him, instruct one of his companions, when the latter complained of spells (al-sihr). He said: ‘Write [the following] on the parchment of a gazelle and fasten it to yourself. The spell will not ham you and its strategems will not affect you. “In the Name of Allah, and by Allah, and what Allah wills. In the Name of Allah, there is no might nor power except with Allah. 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 (10:81-2). So the truth came to pass, and false was proved what they were doing. So they were vanquished there, and they turned about, humbled (7:118-119).” Muhammad b.Musa al-Rabi narrated from Muhammad b. Mahbub from ‘Abd Allah b. Ghalib from Sa’d b. Zarif from al-Asbagj b. Nubata from Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, that al-Asbagh said: ‘I took this invocation from him. He said to me: “O Asbagh, this is an invocation for spells and fear (al-khauf) of the ruler (al-sultan). Recite it seven times: ‘In the Name of Allah, and by Allah, We will strengthen thy arm by means of thy brother, and We shall appoint to you an authority, so that they shall not reach you because of Our signs; you and whoso follows you, shall be the victors (28:35).’ Recite it seven times over water when you have completed the night prayer (salat al-layl) and before you begin the morning prayer (salat al-nahar). It [spells] will not harm you, Allah, the Exalted, willing.” AN INVOCATION FOR A CHILD WHO CRIES OFTEN, FOR ONE AFRAID OF THE NIGHT, AND FOR A WOMAN SLEEPLESS FROM PAIN Then We smote their ears many years in the Cave. Afterwards We raised them up again, that We might know which of the two parties would better calculate the while they had tarried (18:11-12). Abu al-Muizz al-Wasiri narrated from Muhammad b. Sulayman from Marwan b. al-Jahm from Muhammad b. Muslim from Abu Jafar, peace be upon him, from Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, that he said that. AN INVOCATION FOR A STUBBORN BEAST Hatim b. ‘Abd Allah al-Azdi narrated from Abu Jafar al-Maqri, the Imam of the mosque of al-Kufa, from Jabir b. Rashid from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, that he [Jabir] said: ‘While we were on a journey, al-Sadiq noticed a man looking gloomy and dejected. He asked him: “What is wrong with you?” He [al-Sadiq] said: “Woe be to you, recite this verse in her ear: Have they not seen how that We have created for them of that Our hands wrought of the cattle that they own? We hav subdued them to them, and some of them they ride, and some they eat. (36:71-2)” AN INVOCATION FOR A JOURNEY ‘Ali b. ‘Urwa al-Ahwazi narrated from al-Daylami from Dawud al-Raqqi from Musa b. Jafar, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Whoever is on a journey (al-safar) and fears thieves (al-lusus) and predatory animals (al-sab’), let him write on the mane (al-’urf) of his beast: Fearing not overtaking, neither afraid (20:77). He will be safe, Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, willing.’ Dawud al-Raqqi said: ‘I performed the Hajj, and when we were in the desert, a group of Bedouins way laid the caravan in which I was. I wrote on the mane of my camel (al-jamal): Fearing not overtaking, neither afraid (20:77). By Him Who sent Muhammad, blessings of Allah on him and his family, with the Prophethood, bestowed on him the Message, and honoured Amir al-Muminin with the Imamate, not one of them challanged me and Allah made them blind (a’ma) to me.’ AN INVOCATION FOR ALL ILLNESSES ‘Ali b. Ishaq al-Basri narrated from Zakariya b. Adam al-Maqri, who used to serve al-Rida, peace be upon him, in Khurasan, said: ‘One day al-Rida said to me: “O Zakariya.” I answered “At your service. O son of the Messenger of Allah.” He said: “Recite for all illness: ‘O Bestower of healing and Remover of illness, send down healing for my ailment.’ You will be restored to health. Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, willing.” AN INVOCATION FOR SCIATICA Mualla b. Ibrahim al-Wasiti narrated from Ibn Mahbub from Muhriz b. Sulayman al-Azraq from Abu al-Jarud from Abu Ishaq from al-Harith al-Awar al-Hamdani from Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, that one of his companions had complained to him of sciatica (irq al-nisa). He [Amir al-Muminin] replied: ‘When you experience it, place your hand on it and say: “In the Name of the Merciful, the Compassionate. In the Name of Allah, and by Allah, I take refuge in the Name of Allah, the Great, and I take refuge in the Name of Allah, the Mighty, from the evil of every throbbing blood vessel (‘irq nuqqar), and from the evil of the heat of the fire.” You will be cured, Allah, the Exalted, willing.’ The man said: ‘I recited that only three times, and Allah removes my suffering and I was cured of it.’ AN INVOCATION FOR CONSUMPTION Muhammad b. Kathir al-Dimashqi narrated from al-Hasan b. ‘Ali b. Yaqtin from al-Rida ‘Ali b. Musa, peace be upon him, who said: ‘This is an invocation for our Shi’a for consumption (al-sill), “O Allah, O Lord of the lords, O Master of the masters, O God of the gods, O King of the kings, O Omnipotent of the heavens and the earth. Heal me and cure me of this disease of mine, fo I am Your servant and the son of Your servant. I turn about in Your grasp and my forelock is in Your Hand.” Say it three times, and Allah, the Mighty and Sublime will protect you with His Might and Power. If He, the Exalted, wills.’ AN INVOCATION FOR PUSTULIES ‘Ali b. al-’Abbas narrated from Muhammad b. Ibrahim al-Alawi from ‘Ali b. Musa from his father from Jafar b. Muhammad al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: ‘When you feel a pustule (al-bathr) [appearing], put your index finger (al-sabbaba) on it and circle it and say seven times: “There is no god but Allah, the Clement, the Noble.” The seventh time strike it and press on it with your finger.’ AN INVOCATION FOR COLIC Al-Darrari narrated from Musa b. Umar b. Yazid from Abu ‘Umar b. Yazid al-Sayqal from al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, that he [al-Sayqal] said that one of his followers had complained of colic (al-qawlani). He [al-Sadiq] told him: ‘Write for him the sura al-Fatiha (1), the sura al-Ikhlas (112), and the two suras of seeking protection (al-Falaq (113) and Nass (114) ). Then write under that: “I take refuge in the Face of Allah, the Mighty, and in His Might, which is unceasing, and in his Power, which nothing can resist, from the evil of this pain, and the evil within it.” Then drink it (sic) with rainwater (ma’ al-matar) on an empty stomach. You will be cured of it, Allah, the Exalted, willing.’ AN INVOCATION FOR FEVER AND FOR THE FEVER OF THE MESSENGER OF ALLAAH Ahmad b. Muhammad Abu Jafar narrated from Abu Muhammad b. Khalid from Bakr b. Khalid from Muhammad b. Sinan from ‘Abd Allah b. Ammar al-Duhni from his father from ‘Amr Dhi Far and Taghaba al-Jammali, who both said: ‘We heard Amir al-Muminin, peace be upon him, say: “The Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah on him, had a severe fever (al-humma), Jibra’il, blessing of Allah on him, came to him and recited an invocation of protection over him. He said: In the Name of Allah, I invoke you, In the Name of Allah, I cure you of every illness that troubles you. In the Name of Allah, and Allah is your Healer. In the Name of Allah, take it and may it be good of you. In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate, No! I swear by the fallings of the stars, and that is indeed a mighty oath, did you but know it! (56:75-6). You will surely be restored to health, Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, willing.” The Prophet, blessings be on him, undid his headband and said: “O Jibrail, this is an eloquent invocation.” Jibrail replied: “It is from the treasury of the seventh heaven.” Ahmad b. Salama narrated from Muhammad b. Isa from Hariz b. ‘Abd Allah al-Sijistani from Ahmad b. Hamza from Aban b. Uthman from al-Fudayl b. Yasar from Abu Jafar, peace be upon him, who said: ‘When a man falls ill and you wish to invoke protection for him say: “Out with you, O blood vessel, or O eye of jinn, or O eye of man, or O pain, from so-and-so, son of so-and-so. Out of with you, by Allah, Who addressed Musa and spoke to him, and took Ibrahim, blessings of Allah on him, as a friend, the Lord of Isa b. Maryam, the spirit of Allah and His Word, the Lord of Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, the guides. I put you out as the fire of Ibrahim, the friend, peace be upon him, was put out.” Ahmad b. Abu Ziyad narrated from Faddala b. Ayyub from Ismail b. Ziyad from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: ‘When the Messenger of Allah, blessings be on him felt sluggish (al-kasal), or when the evil eye (al-ayn) fell on him, or when he had a headache, he would stretch out his hands and recite the opening of the Book (the sura al-Fatiha (1) and the two suras of taking refuge (al-Falaq (113) and al-Nas (114) ). Then he would pass his hands over his face (al-wajh) and whatever he would be suffering would be removed from him.’ Muhammad b.Ja, far al-Bursi narrated from Muhammad b.Yahya al-Armani from Muhammad b.Sinan from Salama b.Muhriz, who said: ‘I heard Abu Jafar al Baqir, peace be upon him, say: “Whosoever is not cured by the sura al-Hamd (1) and the sura al-Ikhlas (112) will not be cured by anything. All illnesses are cured by these two Suras.” Muhammad b.Yazid narrated from Ziyad b.Muhammad al-Malati f rom his father from Hisham b.Ahmar from Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Sadiq, peace be upon him, who said: ‘Whoever says: “There is no might nor power except with Allah, the Mighty,” Allah will drive away from him seventy- three kinds of affliction, the least of which is madness( al-junun).’ Ali b.Abu Talib, peace be upon him, said: “The Messenger of Allah, blessing be on him said: “O’Ali, shall I show you one of the tresures of Paradise?” I replied: “Yes indeed,O Messenger of Allah.’ He said: “There is no power nor might except with Allah.” Muhammad b. Ibrahim al-Sarraj narrated from Faddala and al Qasim both from Aban b. ‘Uthman from Abu Hamza al Thumali from Abu Ja’far al- Baqir, peace be upon him, who said: ‘When one of you suffers from something, let him recite: In the name of Allah, and blessings of Allah on the Messenger of Allah and his Ahl al-Bayt. I take refuge in the Might of Allah and His Power over what He wills, from the evil of what I suffer.” Ahmad b.Salih al-Nisaburi narrated from Jamil b. Sahil from Dharih, who said: ‘I heard Abu Abd Allah, peace be upon him, invoke protection from wind for one of his followers and say: ‘I adjure you, O ailment, with the invocation by wich Ali b. Abu Talib, peace be upon him, and the Messenger of Allah, blessings on him and his family, called on the jinn of the valley of al-Sabra and they obeyed and answered, that you obey and answer and get out of so-and-so, son of so-and-so, at once, at once, by the will of Allah, the Exalted, by the command of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime,by the Power of Allah, by the Sovereignty of Allah, by the Majesty of Allah, by the Grandeur of Allah, by the Greatness of Allah, by the Face of Allah, by the Beauty of Allah, by the Magnificence of Allah, by the Light of Allah.” It was not long before it was expelled.’ THE INVOCATION OF AL -RIDA PEACE BE UPON HIM, FOR EVERY ILLNESS AND FEAR Muhammad b.Kathir al-Dimashqi narrated from al-Hasan b. Ali b. Yaqtin from al- Rida, peace be upon him, that he [al-Hasan] said: ‘I took this invocation from al-Rida. He mentioned that it was a comprehensive preventative and a safeguard and protection from illness and fear: “In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate, In the Name of Allah, slink you it, and do not speak to me (23:108), I take refuge in the All-merciful from thee! If thou feaarest God…. (19:18) or do not fear God. I take hold, with the Hearing of Allah and His Sight, over your hearing and sight, and with the Might of Allah over your might. No authority have you over so- and-so, son of so-and-so, or over his progeny, or his wealth, or his family. I draw down between you and him the veil of Prophethood, by which they concealed themselves from the assault of the Pharoahs, with Jibra’il on your right, and Mika’il on your left, and Muhammad, blessings be on him, and his Ahl al-Bayt before you, with Allah, the Exalted, overshadowing you. Allah guards him, his progeny, his wealth, and his family from the demons (al-shayatin). Whatever Allah has willed,there is no might nor power except with Allah,the most High, the Might. O Allah, his clemency will not attain Your patience as long as it does not attain the utmost degree of Your Power . You are the most excellent Master and the most excellent Helper. Allah guard you and your progeny, O so-and-so, by that with which He guarded his friends, blessings of Allah on Muhammad and his Ahl al-Bayt. “Write the verse of the Throne (2:255) up to And He is the Most High, the Mighty. Then write: ‘There is no might nor power except with Allah, the most High, the Mighty. There is no refuge from Allah except with him. Sufficent for us is Allah, the most excellent protector.’” AN INVOCATION FOR EVERY ACHE Muhammad b. Hamid narated from Khalaf b. Hammad from Khalid al-Abasi, who said: ‘Ali b.Musa, peace be upon him, taught me this invocation and said: ‘Teach it to your brothers among the believers, for it is for every ache: ‘I seek protection for myself in the Lord of the heavens. I seek protection for myself in Him with Whose Name no disease causes harm. I seek protection for myself in Him Whose Name is a blessing and a healing.’” INVOCATION FOR DAYS OF THE WEEK From al-Sadiq , peace be upon hm. [INVOCATION FOR] SATURDAY In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Companssionate, I seek protection for myself-or for so- and-so, son of so-and- so-in Allah. There is no god but Him. He is the Lord of all Being, the All-merciful, the All compassionate, the Master of the Day of Doom. Thee only we serve, To Thee alone we pray for succour. Guide us in the straight path, the path of those whom Thou hast blessed, not of those against whom Thou art wrathful, nor of those who are astray (1:2-7). I seek protection in the Lord of the Day break (113:1), and in the Lord of men, the King of men….. (114;1-2) and the Lord of the dusk when it darkens , from the evil of what He has created, and from the evil of the women who blow on knots , and from the evil of an envier when he envies (113:2-5). ‘Allah, the One, the Refuge, Who has not begotten, and has not been begotten, and equal to Him is not any one (112:3-4), Light of the Light and the Regulator of affairs, the Light of the heavens and the earth. The likeness of His Light is as a niche wherein is a lamp,the lamp in a glass, the glass as it were a glittering star kindled from a Blessed Tree, an olive that is neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil wellnigh would shine, even if no fire touched it. Light upon Light God guides to His Light whom He will. And God strikes similitudes for men, and God has knowledge of everything (24:35). ‘It is He who created the heavens and the earth in truth …. His saying is true, and His is the Kingdom the day the Trumpet is blown. He is Knower of the Unseen and the visible. He is the All-wise, the All-aware (6:73). God who created the seven heavens, and of earth their like, between them the Command descending, that you may know that God is powerful over everythng and that God enmcopasses everything in knowledge (65:12). He has numbered everything in numbers. (72:28). ‘[I seek protection] from the evil of everything possessed of evil, whether openly or secretly, from the evil of jinn and man, and from the evil of what flies at night and rests during the day, and from the evil of that which lives in pigeons and wild beasts, ruins, valleys, open country, jungles and trees, and from that which is in rivers. ‘I seek the protection of Allah, Master of the Kingdom, Thou givest the Kingdom to whom Thou wilt, and seizest the Kingdom from whom Thou wilt. In Thy hand is the good. Thou art powerful over everything. Thou makest the night to enter into the day and Thou makest the day to enter into the night. Thou bringest forth the living from the dead and Thou bringest forth the deat from the living, and Thou providest whomsoever Thou wilt without reckoning (3:26-7). Like Him there is nothing. He is the Allhearing, the All-seeing. To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth. He stretches out His provision to whom He will. Surely He has knowledge of everything (42:11-12). ‘I seek the protection for him in the One Who created the earth and the high heavens. The All-compassinate sat himself upon the Throne. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, and all that is underneath the soil. Be thou loud in thy speech, yet surely He knows the secret and that still more hidden. Allah-there is no god but He. To Him belong the Names Most Beautiful (20:4-8). Verily, His are the creation and the command. Blessed be God, the Lord of all Being. Call on your Lord, humbly and secretly. He loves not the transgressors. Do not corrupt the land after it has been set right. Call on Him fearfully, eagerly. Surely the mercy of God is nigh to those who do good (7:54-6). ‘I seek protection for him in the Revealer of the Torah, the Gospels (al-Injil), the Zabur, and the Mighty Furqan, from the evil of every tyrant and oppressor, demon, ruler, enchanter (sahir), soothsayer (kahin), watcher, nocturnal visitor, every thing moving or still, silent, imagined, apparent, changeable, or varying. Glory be to Allah, your Protector and Your Helper and Your Solace. He will defend you. He has no partner. There is no one to elevate the one He abases nor any one to abase the one He elevates. He is the One, the Subduer, and Allah bless Muhammad and his family.’ INVOCATION FOR SUNDAY ‘In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Allah is the most Great, Allah is the most Great, Allah is the most Great. The Lord sat on the Throne, and the heavens and the earth were established by His Command. The stars were stilled, and the mountains were fixed firmly by His permission. His Name does not pass by those in the heavens and in the earth. The mountains draw near to Him, obedient, and the bodies are resurrected for Him when they are rotten. Veil every harmful thing and envious one by the Might of Allah from so-and-so, son of so-and-so, by the One who placed a partition between the two seas (27:61); and set in heaven constellations, and set among them a lamp, and an illuminating moon (25:61). I seek protection for him in the One who decked them out fair to the beholders, and guarded them from every accursed demon (15:16-7). I seek protection for him in the One who set in the earth firm mountains (21:31) and pegs (78:7), lest evil or indecency or affliction should get to him. Ha Mim. ‘Ain Sin Qaf. So reveals to thee, and to those before thee, God, the All-mighty, the All-wise 42:1-3). Ha Mim. A sending down from the Merciful, the Compassionate (41:1-2). The blessings of Allah on Muhammad, the Prophet, and his family.’ INVOCATION FOR MONDAY ‘In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. I seek protection for the soul of so-and-so, in my Lord, the most Great, from the evil of what is hidden and apparent, and from the evil of every female and male, and from the evil of what the sun and the moon behold. Most Holy, Most Holy, Lord of the angels and the Spirit. ‘I call on you, O jinn, if you are hearing, obedient, and I call you, O mankind, to the Gracious, the All-knowing. I call you, O mankind and jinn, to Him Who is obeyed by all creation stamped with the seal of the Lord of the Worlds, and the seal of Jibrail, Mikail, and Israfil, and the seal of Sulayman b. Dawud, and the seal of Muhammad, blessings of Allah on him and his family, the chief of the Prophets, blessings of Allah on Muhammad and his Ahl al-Bayt, the good, the pure. Remove from so-and-so, son of so-and so, every female jinn with a rebelious spirit, a jinn or demon or rebellious enchanter, or obstinate ruler or accursed devil. Remove from so-and-so, that which is seen and that which is unseen, and that which is seen by an eye, sleeping or awake, by the will of Allah, the Gracious, the All-knowing. There is no way for you over him, nor over what is feared for him. Allah, Allah, Allah, no partner has He, and Allah bless Muhammad and his Ahl al-Bayt.’ INVOCATION FOR TUESDAY ‘In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. I seek protection for myself in Allah, the Great, the Lord of the upright heavens, and in Him Who created them in two days and determined affairs throughout all of heaven, created the earth and determined in it its sustenance, made in it mountains and set in it ravines to serve as ways (21:31), produced the heavy clouds (13:12), made it subservient, made the ships sail, made subservient the sea, and made in the earth mountains and rivers, from the evil of what is in the night and the day and entangles the hearts, and which the eyes of jinn and mankind see. Allah protect us, Allah protect us, Allah protect us, there is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah be on him and his family.’ INVOCATION FOR WEDNESDAY ‘In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate, I seek protection for you, O so-and-so, son of so-and-so, in the One, the Refuge, from the evil of what is blown on and knotted, and from the evil of Abu Mura [Satan] and what he has begotten. I seek protection for you in the One, the Most High, from that which the eye sees and does not see. I seek protection for you in the Unequalled, the Great, from the evil of what it intends for you [by the decree of the Sovereign]. Go, O so-and-so, son of so-and-so, to the protection of Allah, the Mighty, the Omnipotent, the King, the Most Holy, the Subduer, the Perfect, the Faithful, the Guardian, the Mighty, the All-forgiving, the Knower of the unseen and the apparent, the Great, the Most High. He is Allah, no partner has He, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, blessings and mercy of Allah on him and his family.’ INVOCATION FOR THURSDAY ‘In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate, I seek protection for myself-or for so-and-so, son of so-and-so-in the Lord of the East and the West, from the evil of every rebelious, standing, sitting, envious, and refractory demon, and We send down on you water from heaven, to purify you thereby, to put away from you the defilement of Satan and to strengthen your hearts, and to make firm your feet (8:11). Stamp thy foot! This is a washing-place cool, f

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