Jonah (as) said once to Gabriel (as): Take me to the one who adores his Maker the most from among the people of the earth.
Gabriel (as) took him to a man whose hands and legs were cut off due to leprosy, and both his vision and hearing had gone, too, yet he kept saying,
‘Lord! You permitted me to enjoy as long as You willed, and You have taken away whatever You will, keeping for me my hope in You, O most Kind, the One Who is the most connected with His servants!’””
Dua for the Fourteenth Day of Ramadhan
اَللّـهُمَّ لا تُؤاخِذْني فيهِ بِالْعَثَراتِ
وَاَقِلْني فيهِ مِنَ الْخَطايا وَالْهَفَواتِ
وَلا تَجْعَلْني فيهِ غَرَضاً لِلْبَلايا وَالاْفاتِ
بِعِزَّتِكَ يا عِزَّ الْمُسْلِمينَ
O Allah do not let indecision and confusion take hold of me, in this month, nor errors and lapses get the better of me, nor let misfortune and disaster make me its target, through Thy power O He who makes powerful those who willingly submit to Him.
What is the reason for the friendship and love for ‘Ali in people’s hearts? Nobody has yet discovered the secret of this love; that is, no one has been able to formulate it, and say that if it were like this then that would follow, or if it were like that then this would happen. However, it does of course have a secret. There is something in the love which dazzles the one who loves and draws him towards it. This attraction and love are the highest degrees of love. ‘Ali is the one whom people’s hearts adore, whom humanity loves. Why? In what does ‘Ali’s extra-ordinariness lie that it incites love and draws hearts towards itself, that it plays the tune of eternal life and lives for ever? What do all hearts find out about themselves through him, and do not feel him to be dead but find him living?
Certainly the basis for love for him is not his physical body, because his body is not now among us and we have not perceived it with our senses. Love for ‘Ali is also not hero-worship, which exists in every nation. It is a mistake, too, to say the love for `Ali is by way of love for moral and human excellence, and that love for ‘Ali is a humanistic love. It is true that ‘Ali was the manifestation of the perfect man, and it is true that human beings love great figures of humanity; but if ‘Ali had had all that human excellence that he had - that wisdom and knowledge, that self-sacrifice and altruism, that humility and modesty, that courtesy, that kindness and mercy, that protection of the weak, that justness, that liberality and love of freedom, that respect for humanity, that generosity, that bravery, that magnanimity and mercy towards his enemies, and, in the words of Rumi: “In bravery you are the Lion of the Lord, In generosity who indeed knows who you are?”, that munificence, benevolence and beneficence - if ‘Ali had had all these, which he did have, but had not had the divine touch in him, it is quite certain that there would not have been the feeling of sympathy and awakening of love that there is today.”
Dua for the Twelfth Day of Ramadhan
اَللّـهُمَّ زَيِّنّي فيهِ بِالسِّتْرِ وَالْعَفافِ
وَاسْتُرْني فيهِ بِلِباسِ الْقُنُوعِ وَالْكَفافِ
وَاحْمِلْني فيهِ عَلَى الْعَدْلِ وَالاِْنْصافِ
وَآمِنّي فيهِ مِنْ كُلِّ ما اَخافُ
بِعِصْمَتِكَ يا عِصْمَةَ الْخائِفينَ
O Allah, in this month, beautify me with the trimming and frills of modesty and chastity, let contentment and (self) satisfaction by my daily wear, let me adhere to justice and fairplay in my dealings with (fellow men), and keep me safe from all that which terrify me, through Thy support, O He who gives support to the frightened.
Duas from previous days
(Source: zindagichist / Qari Zuhair Hussaini)
The Messenger of Allah (ص) Nahj al-Fasahah p. 214
Imam Ali (a.s.)
Source: Bihar al-Anwar, v. 61, p. 40, no. 10(via durenajaf)
Amirul Mo’minin Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (ع) al-Kafi v. 1, p. 148, h. 468
…Ibn al-Kawwa came to Amirul Mo’minin (ع) and asked, “O Amirul Mo’minin, what do you say about: ‘There will be people on the Heights who know everyone by their faces…’”(Quran 7:46)
Imam Ali (a) in Munajat Sha’ban.