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Salaat of -Ja’far-e-Tayyar (brother of Imam Ali (as) is among the prayers that are greatly emphasized and it is famous among all sects. It was a gift of love bestowed by the Holy Prophet ( s.a.w.s.) to his cousin upon his return from the journey.

Imam Sadiq has said

On the day of the conquest of Khyber when Ja’far returned from Abyssinia the Holy Prophet ( s.a.w.s.) asked: Don’t you want a reward? Don’t you want a gift? Hazrat Ja’far replied: Why not, O Messenger of Allah? The Messenger of Allah ( s.a.w.s.) said: I am giving you something that if you perform it everyday it would better than all those things that are present in the world. And if you perform it once in two days the Almighty will forgive the sins of both these days and if you perform it every Friday or every month or every year the Almighty will forgive all the sins committed in between.

The best time to perform it is on Friday before noon. This prayer can be counted as the Nafila of the night or the Nafila of the day. It is a 4 rakat salat, divided into 2 parts of 2 rakat each, much like the fajr salat with some adjustments.

Tasbeeh Arbaaa is recited 75 times in each rakaat, as per schedule below, but for ease, it is allowed to recite it 300 (75x4) times at the end of this prayer.

  1. In the first rakaat, after Surah Al Fatiha, recite Surah Zilzaal

    بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
    إِذَا زُلْزِلَتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ زِلْزَالَهَا
    When the earth is shaken with her (violent) shaking,
    وَأَخْرَجَتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ أَثْقَالَهَا
    And the earth brings forth her burdens,
    وَقَالَ ٱلْإِنسَٰنُ مَا لَهَا
    And man says: What has befallen her?
    يَوْمَئِذٍ تُحَدِّثُ أَخْبَارَهَا
    On that day she shall tell her news,
    بِأَنَّ رَبَّكَ أَوْحَىٰ لَهَا
    Because your Lord had inspired her.
    يَوْمَئِذٍ يَصْدُرُ ٱلنَّاسُ أَشْتَاتًا لِّيُرَوْا۟ أَعْمَٰلَهُمْ
    On that day men shall come forth in sundry bodies that they may be shown their works.
    فَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيْرًا يَرَهُۥ
    So. he who has done an atom's weight of good shall see it
    وَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ شَرًّا يَرَهُۥ
    And he who has done an atom's weight of evil shall see it.

  2. Recite Tasbeehatul Arbaa 15 times after the recitation of each surah

    سبحان الله والحمد لله، ولا إله إلا الله والله أكبر،
    Glory be to Allah, Praise be to Allah, there is no god but Allah, and Allah is Great.

  3. In this Ruku (and in each Ruku), recite the same tasbeeh another 10 times. Recite another 10 times in Qiyaam after ruku

    سبحان الله والحمد لله، ولا إله إلا الله والله أكبر،
    Glory be to Allah, Praise be to Allah, there is no god but Allah, and Allah is Great.

  4. Recite Tasbeeh Arbaa in each Sajda 10 times, and another times after the second sajdah of each rakaat. This way each rakaat has 75 recitations of Tasbeeh Arbaaa.
  5. In the second rakaat, after Al Fatiha, recite Surah Al Aadiyat

    بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
    وَٱلْعَٰدِيَٰتِ ضَبْحًا
    I swear by the runners breathing pantingly,
    فَٱلْمُورِيَٰتِ قَدْحًا
    Then those that produce fire striking,
    فَٱلْمُغِيرَٰتِ صُبْحًا
    Then those that make raids at morn,
    فَأَثَرْنَ بِهِۦ نَقْعًا
    Then thereby raise dust,
    فَوَسَطْنَ بِهِۦ جَمْعًا
    Then rush thereby upon an assembly:
    إِنَّ ٱلْإِنسَٰنَ لِرَبِّهِۦ لَكَنُودٌ
    Most surely man is ungrateful to his Lord.
    وَإِنَّهُۥ عَلَىٰ ذَٰلِكَ لَشَهِيدٌ
    And most surely he is a witness of that.
    وَإِنَّهُۥ لِحُبِّ ٱلْخَيْرِ لَشَدِيدٌ
    And most surely he is tenacious in the love of wealth.
    أَفَلَا يَعْلَمُ إِذَا بُعْثِرَ مَا فِى ٱلْقُبُورِ
    Does he not then know when what is in the graves is raised,
    وَحُصِّلَ مَا فِى ٱلصُّدُورِ
    And what is in the breasts is made apparent?
    إِنَّ رَبَّهُم بِهِمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ لَّخَبِيرٌۢ
    Most surely their Lord that day shall be fully aware of them.

  6. After Surah Al Hamd in the third Rak'at, recite Surah Nasr

    بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
    إِذَا جَآءَ نَصْرُ ٱللَّهِ وَٱلْفَتْحُ
    When there comes the help of Allah and the victory,
    وَرَأَيْتَ ٱلنَّاسَ يَدْخُلُونَ فِى دِينِ ٱللَّهِ أَفْوَاجًا
    And you see men entering the religion of Allah in companies,
    فَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ وَٱسْتَغْفِرْهُ ۚ إِنَّهُۥ كَانَ تَوَّابًۢا
    Then celebrate the praise of your Lord, and ask His forgiveness; surely He is oft-returning (to mercy).

  7. In the final rakaat, recite Surah Ikhlaas

    بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
    قُلْ هُوَ ٱللَّهُ أَحَدٌ
    Say: He, Allah, is One.
    ٱللَّهُ ٱلصَّمَدُ
    Allah is He on Whom all depend.
    لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
    He begets not, nor is He begotten.
    وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُۥ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌۢ
    And none is like Him.

  8. Recite the dua from Imam Jafer As Sadiq in the last sajdah of fourth rakaat. It can also be recited after the prayer

    سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لَبِسَ ٱلْعِزَّ وَٱلْوَقَار
    Glory be to Him Who has dressed Himself dignity and sobriety!
    سُبْحَانَ مَنْ تَعَطَّفَ بِٱلْمَجْدِ وَتَكَرَّمَ بِهِ
    Glory be to Him Who has deigned and condescended with grandeur!
    سُبْحَانَ مَنْ لاَ يَنْبَغِي ٱلتَّسْبِيحُ إِلاَّ لَهُ
    Glory be to Him save Whom none is worthy of being glorified!
    سُبْحَانَ مَنْ احْصَىٰ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ عِلْمُهُ
    Glory be to Him Whose knowledge has counted all things!
    سُبْحَانَ ذِي ٱلْمَنِّ وَٱلنِّعَمِ
    Glory be to the Lord of bounty and boon!
    سُبْحَانَ ذِي ٱلْقُدْرَةِ وَٱلْكَرَمِ
    Glory be to the Lord of omnipotence and nobility!
    اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اسْالُكَ بِمَعَاقِدِ ٱلْعِزِّ مِنْ عَرْشِكَ
    O Allah, I beseech You in the name of the objects of dignity in Your Throne,
    وَمُنْتَهَىٰ ٱلرَّحْمَةِ مِنْ كِتَابِكَ
    in the name of the utmost of mercy in Your Book,
    وَٱسْمِكَ ٱلاعْظَمِ
    and in the name of Your Greatest Name
    وَكَلِمَاتِكَ ٱلتَّامَّةِ
    and Your Accomplished Words,
    ٱلَّتِي تَمَّتْ صِدْقاً وَعَدْلاًَ
    which have been accomplished truly and justly,
    صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاهْلِ بَيْتِهِ…
    (please) send blessings to Muhammad and his Household…
    ..
    Then, you may mention your needs in the form of supplication.

  9. Recite this dua from Imam Jafar as Sadiq after the prayer is over

    يَا رَبِّ يَا رَبِّ
    O Lord, O Lord!
    Say it as many times as possible in one breath.
    يَا رَبَّاهُ يَا رَبَّاهُ
    O my Lord, O my Lord!
    Say it as many times as possible in one breath
    رَبِّ رَبِّ
    Lord, Lord!
    Say it as many times as possible in one breath.
    يَا اللَّهُ يَا اللَّهُ
    O Allah, O Allah!
    يَا حَيُّ يَا حَيُّ
    O Ever-living, O Ever-living!
    ...
    Say it as many times as possible in one breath.
    يَا رَحِيمُ يَا رَحِيمُ
    O All-merciful, O All-merciful!
    THEN Repeat it seven times.
    يَا رَحْمٰنُ يَا رَحْمٰنُ
    O All-compassionate, O All-compassionate!
    Repeat it seven times.
    يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
    O Most Merciful of all those who show mercy!

  10. After commencement of the prayer, recite this dua

    اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي افْتَتِحُ ٱلْقَوْلَ بِحَمْدِكَ
    O Allah, I commence my wording with declaring praise to You,
    وَانْطِقُ بِٱلثَّنَاءِ عَلَيْكَ
    I utter the words of tribute to You,
    وَامَجِّدُكَ وَلاَ غَايَةَ لِمَدْحِكَ
    I glorify You although Your glory is limitless,
    وَاثْنِي عَلَيْكَ وَمَنْ يَبْلُغُ غَايَةَ ثَنَائِكَ وَامَدَ مَجْدِكَ
    and I compliment You although none can ever compliment You as much as You deserve and none can ever attain the extent of Your glory!
    وَانَّىٰ لِخَلِيقَتِكَ كُنْهُ مَعْرِفَةِ مَجْدِكَ
    And how can Your creatures ever recognize Your glory [in its actual measure]!
    وَايَّ زَمَنٍ لَمْ تَكُنْ مَمْدُوحاً بِفَضْلِكَ
    And how can there be any moment for which You do not deserve praise due to Your favors
    مَوْصُوفاً بِمَجْدِكَ
    and in which You are not ascribed to glory
    عَوَّاداً عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُذْنِبِينَ بِحِلْمِكَ
    and in which You do not incessantly treat the sinful with Your forbearance?
    تَخَلَّفَ سُكَّانُ ارْضِكَ عَنْ طَاعَتِكَ
    Although the inhabitants of Your earth have fallen behind in being obedient to You,
    فَكُنْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ عَطُوفاً بِجُودِكَ
    You have been kind to them out of Your munificence,
    جَوَاداً بِفَضْلِكَ
    munificent out of Your favors,
    عَوَّاداً بِكَرَمِكَ
    and liberal out of Your generosity.
    يَا لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ ٱلْمَنَّانُ
    O He save Whom there is no god! O All-benevolent!