Posted by: seekerofthesacred | January 21, 2010

Works for the Month of Safar al-Khayr


As-Salamu `Alaykum wa Rahmatullah…

Translation and Presentation: Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, May Allah reward him and spread his benefit!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العالمين

والصلاة والسلام على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين

All praise is due to Allah, and may endless peace, mercy, and blessings shower upon His Beloved Messenger Muhammad, his Kin, and his Companions

{And remind them of the days of Allah}


These are excerpts taken from the book Kanz Al-Najah Wal-Surur, a book that focuses on the special qualities of each month and what devotional acts are recommended during those particular months and days. Please note that these recommended acts for the month of Safar have been suggested by many of the Righteous scholars and people of insight and have proved beneficial to many over the centuries.


Many of the Saliheen state that Allah sends down the trials and tribulations that will occur throughout the year on the last Wednesday of the month of Safar (which is Wednesday, 29th of Safar – February 25th, 2009). Those trials and tribulations are spread out accordingly and apportioned to specific people. It has been recommended to make certain duas and perform certain devotional acts seeking Allah’s Mercy and Gentlessness during this time to avoid being apportioned any trial or tribulation.

What to do on the last Wednesday of Safar:

* Pray 4 rak’ahs (other than an obligatory/fard prayer)

* In each rak’ah recite the Fatiha, then Surat Al-Kawthar (Chapter 108) 17 times, then Surat Al-Ikhlas (Qul Huwa Allahu Ahad – Chapter 112) 5 times, then Surat Al-Falaq (Chapter 113) once, and finally Surat Al-Naas (Chapter 114) once.

* Repeat this in each rak’ah.

After saying the salaam after the 4th rak’ah, this dua should be recited:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم، وصلى الله تعالى على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم، (اللهم) يا شديد القوى، ويا شديد المحال، يا عزيزُ ذلّت لعزتكَ جميع خلقك، اكفني من جميع خلقك، يا محسنُ يا مجمّل، يا متفضّل، يا منعم يا مكرم، يا من لا اله إلا أنت، برحمتك يا أرحم الراحمين، اللهم بسر الحسن وأخيه، وجدّه وأبيه، اكفني شر هذا اليوم وما ينزل فيه، يا كافي {فسيكفيكهم الله وهوالسميع العليم}، وحسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل، ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله العلي العلي العظيم، وصلى الله تعالى على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم

The Transliteration:

Bismillahi Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem, wa Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘ala Sayyidna Muhammadin wa ‘ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa sallim. {Allahuma} ya Shadeed al-Quwa, wa ya Shadeed al-Mihaal, ya ‘Azeezu dhallat li ‘izzatika jamee’ khalqik; ikfini min jamee’ khalqik, ya Muhsin, ya Mujammil, ya Mutafaddil, ya Mun’im, ya Mukrim – ya men la illaha illa Anta, bi Rahmatika ya Arham Ar-Rahimeen. {Allahuma} bi sirri Al-Hasan wa Akheeh, wa Jaddihi wa Abeeh, ikfini sharra hadha al-youm wa ma yunzilu feeh, ya Kaafi. {Fasa yakfeekahumu Allahu wa Huwa As-Samee’u Al-‘Aleem}. Wa Hasbunal Allahu wa na’am al wakeel, wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi Al-‘Alee, Al-‘Adheem. Wa Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘ala Sayyidna Muhammad wa ‘ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa sallim.

The Translation:

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. May the peace and mercy of Allah the Exalted be upon our Master Muhammad, and upon his Family and Companions. {O Allah} the One of Intense Power, the One of Intense Perspicacity. O Glorious One, Your entire creation is humbled before your Might – protect me from your entire creation, O Charitable One, O Beautifier, O Gracious One, O Giver of Blessing, O Generous One – there is no god except You, we ask your Mercy, of Most Merciful. {O Allah} by the secret [blessing you have given] Al-Hasan, his brother [Husayn], his grandfather [may the peace and mercy of Allah be upon him!], his father [Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him] – protect us from the evil of this day and from what descends on this day, O Sufficient Protector! {Allah will suffice you against them, He is the All-Seeing, All-Knowing}. Allah is sufficient for us, and He is the best disposer of affairs, and there is no might or power except Allah’s, the Exalted, the Mighty. And may the peace and mercy of Allah be upon our Master Muhammad, his Family, and Companions.

Also, it is highly recommended to read Surat Ya-Seen (Chapter 36) on that day, and when reaching the verse:

{سلامٌ قولاً من ربٍّ رحيم}

{Sallamun qawlan min Rabbin Raheem} (Verse 58) to repeat that verse 313 times.

After finishing the Surah, then read this dua:

اللهم صلّ على سيدنا محمدٍ صلاة تنجينا بها من جميع الأهوال والآفات، وتقضي لنا بها جميع الحاجات، وتطهّرنا بها من جميع السبئات، وترفعنا بها أعلى الدرجات، وتبلّنا بها أقصى الغايات، من جميع الخيرات، في الحياة وبعد الممات. (اللهم) اصرف عنا شرَّ ما ينزل من السماء، وما يخرج من الأرض، إنك على كل شيءٍ قدير، وصلى الله تعالى على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم


{Allahuma} Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammadin salaatan tunjeena biha min jamee’ al-ahwaali wa al-afaat, wa taqdi lana biha jamee’ al-hajaat, wa tutahirruna biha min jamee’ al-sayyi’aat, wa tarfa’una biha ‘ala ad-darajaat, wa tubalighuna biha aqsa al-ghayaat, min jamee’ al-khayraat, fi al-hayaati wa ba’ad al mamaat. {Allahuma} isrif ‘anna sharra ma yanzilu min al-samaa, wa ma yakhruju min al-ard, innaka ‘ala kul shayy’in qadeer. Wa Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ‘ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Sallim.


O Allah, send mercy upon our Master Muhammad, a [prayer of] mercy with which You save us from all threats and calamaties, and by it [the prayer for mercy] You fulfill all our needs, and You purify us from the entirety of our sins, and You raise us by it to the highest levels, and You allow us to reach our greatest aspirations, in this life and after death. O Allah, avert from us the evil that descends from the heavens, and from [the evil] the comes from the earth – indeed, You are in power over all things. And may Allah send His Mercy upon our Master Muhammad, his Family, and Companions.

Finally, it is recommended to make dua for one’s spiritual needs as well as one’s worldly needs, then ask Allah for protection and good health.

May Allah give us all the success to benefit from each month, each day, and each moment. May Allah continue to bless you all, your families, and the entire Ummah.

والحمد لله رب العالمين

Note: One of the notes the Imam makes later on in the book is the fact that there is no superstition or “bad-luck” or anything of the sort in Safar, which was the belief of the Jahili Arabs before the manifest light, Sayyiduna Muhammad Rasulullah Salawat Allah wa Salamuh `Alayh came, or any other month for that matter. It is perhaps this reason that the scholars call the month “Safar al-Khayr”. Here is translation of a Hadith that is mentioned in the book:

5425. Abu Salih related from Abu Huryara that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said:

“There is no contagion and no omen nor hama nor bad luck in the month of Safar.”

Translation: Ustadhah Aisha Bewley – SunniPath Library




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