Dua Ahad

As the title suggests, this supplication is of allegiance (ahad) to the holy Imam (a.t.f.s). Its recitation every morning ensures the renewal of this covenant. The reciter finds himself under the leadership of Imam (a.t.f.s).The reciter beseeches All to include him among the helpers and aides of Imam (a.t.f.s) and to grant him the opportunity to attain martyrdom in his presence. Also, he requests Allah that should he die before the reappearance of Imam (a.t.f.s). Allah should raise him up from his grave so that he may assist him (a.t.f.s) in his mission. There is a fervent appeal to Allah to grant him the honour of seeing Imam (a.t.f.s). In this there is also an acknowledgement that the difficulties of this nation can be solved only by the reappearance of Imam (a.t.f.s) and that believers see it as being close while others deem it to be distant.

دعاء العهد
بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
اَللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ ٱلنُّورِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ
O Allah the Lord of the Great Light,
وَرَبَّ ٱلْكُرْسِيِّ ٱلرَّفِيعِ
the Lord of the Elevated Throne,
وَرَبَّ ٱلْبَحْرِ ٱلْمَسْجُورِ
the Lord of the swollen ocean,
وَمُنْزِلَ ٱلتَّوْرَاةِ وَٱلإِنْجِيلِ وَٱلزَّبُورِ
the Revealer of the Torah, the Gospel, and the Psalms,
وَرَبَّ ٱلظِّلِّ وَٱلْحَرُورِ
the Lord of shade and heat,
وَمُنْزِلَ ٱلْقُرْآنِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ
the Revealer of the Great Qur’an,
وَرَبَّ ٱلْمَلاَئِكَةِ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِينَ
and the Lord of the Archangels,
وَٱلانْبِيَاءِ وَٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
the Prophets, and the Messengers:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اسْالُكَ بِٱسْمِكَ ٱلْكَرِيـمِ
O Allah, I beseech You in Your Noble Name,
وَبِنُورِ وَجْهِكَ ٱلْمُنِيرِ
in the Light of Your Luminous Face
وَمُلْكِكَ ٱلْقَدِيمِ
and Your Eternal Kingdom.
يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ
O Ever-living! O Self-Subsistent!
اسْالُكَ بِٱسْمِكَ ٱلَّذِي اشْرَقَتْ بِهِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتُ وَٱلارَضُونَ
I beseech You in the name of Your Name with which the heavens and the earth have lit up
وَبِٱسْمِكَ ٱلَّذِي يَصْلَحُ بِهِ ٱلاوَّلُونَ وَٱلآخِرُونَ
and in Your Name with which the past and the coming generations have become upright!
يَا حَيّاً قَبْلَ كُلِّ حَيٍّ
O He Who has been always alive before the existence of all living things!
وَيَا حَيّاً بَعْدَ كُلِّ حَيٍّ
O He Who shall be alive after the extinction of all living things!
وَيَا حَيّاً حِينَ لا حَيُّ
O He Who has been always alive even when there was nothing else alive!
يَا مُحْيِيَ ٱلْمَوْتَىٰ وَمُمِيتَ ٱلاحْيَاءِ
O He Who revives the dead ones and causes the living ones to die!
يَا حَيُّ لا إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ
O Ever-living! There is no god save You.
اَللَّهُمَّ بَلِّغْ مَوْلاَنَا ٱلإِمَامَ ٱلْهَادِيَ ٱلْمَهْدِيَّ ٱلْقَائِمَ بِامْرِكَ
O Allah, convey to our master Imam al-Mahdi, the guide who is to undertake Your orders,
صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَىٰ آبَائِهِ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ
may Allah’s blessings be upon him and upon his immaculate fathers,
عَنْ جَمِيعِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ
on behalf of all of the believing men and women
فِي مَشَارِقِ ٱلارْضِ وَمَغَارِبِهَا
in the east and west of the earth
سَهْلِهَا وَجَبَلِهَا
and in plains, mountains,
وَبَرِّهَا وَبَحْرِهَا
lands, and seas,
وَعَنِّي وَعَنْ وَالِدَيَّ
and on behalf of my parents
مِنَ ٱلصَّلَوَاتِ زِنَةَ عَرْشِ ٱللَّهِ
(convey to him) blessings that are as weighty as Allah’s Throne,
وَمِدَادَ كَلِمَاتِهِ
as much as the ink of His Words,
وَمَا احْصَاهُ عِلْمُهُ وَاحَاطَ بِهِ كِتَابُهُ
and as many as that which is counted by His knowledge and encompassed by His Book.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اجَدِّدُ لَهُ فِي صَبِيحَةِ يَوْمِي هٰذَا
O Allah, I update to him in the beginning of this day
وَمَا عِشْتُ مِنْ ايَّامِي
and throughout the days of lifetime a pledge,
عَهْداً وَعَقْداً وَبَيْعَةً لَهُ فِي عُنُقِي
a covenant, and allegiance to which I commit myself
لا احُولُ عَنْه وَلا ازُولُ ابَداً
and from which I neither convert nor change.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنِي مِنْ انْصَارِهِ
O Allah, (please do) make me of his supporters,
وَاعْوَانِهِ وَٱلذَّابِّينَ عَنْهُ
sponsors, defenders,
وَٱلْمُسَارِعِينَ إِلَيْهِ فِي قَضَاءِ حَوَائِجِهِ
and those who hurry in carrying out his instructions,
وَٱلْمُمْتَثِلِينَ لاِوَامِرِهِ
those who comply with his orders,
وَٱلْمُحَامِينَ عَنْهُ
those who uphold him,
وَٱلسَّابِقِينَ إِلَىٰ إِرَادَتِهِ
those who precede others to implementing his will,
وَٱلْمُسْتَشْهَدِينَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ
and those who will be martyred before him.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنْ حَالَ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَهُ ٱلْمَوْتُ ٱلَّذِي جَعَلْتَهُ عَلَىٰ عِبَادِكَ حَتْماً مَقْضِيّاً
O Allah, if death that You have made inevitably and certainly incumbent upon Your servants stands between me and him,
فَاخْرِجْنِي مِنْ قَبْرِي مُؤْتَزِراً كَفَنِي
then (please do) take me out of my grave using my shroud as dress,
شَاهِراً سَيْفِي
unsheathing my sword,
مُجَرِّداً قَنَاتِي
holding my lance in my hand,
مُلَبِّياً دَعْوَةَ ٱلدَّاعِي فِي ٱلْحَاضِرِ وَٱلْبَادِي
and responding to the call of the Caller who shall announce (his advent) in urban areas and deserts.
اَللَّهُمَّ ارِنِي ٱلطَّلْعَةَ ٱلرَّشِيدَةَ
O Allah, (please do) show me his magnificent mien
وَٱلْغُرَّةَ ٱلْحَمِيدَةَ
and his praiseworthy forehead,
وَٱكْحُلْ نَاظِرِي بِنَظْرَةٍ مِنِّي إِلَيْهِ
delight my eyes by letting me have a look at him.
وَعَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُ
And (please) expedite his relief,
وَسَهِّلْ مَخْرَجَهُ
make his reappearance easy,
وَاوْسِعْ مَنْهَجَهُ
clear a spacious space for him,
وَٱسْلُكْ بِي مَحَجَّتَهُ
guide me to follow his course,
وَانْفِذْ امْرَهُ
give success to his issues,
وَٱشْدُدْ ازْرَهُ
and confirm his strength.
وَٱعْمُرِ ٱللَّهُمَّ بِهِ بِلادَكَ
O Allah, construct Your lands through him
وَاحْيِ بِهِ عِبَادَكَ
and refresh Your servants through him,
فَإِنَّكَ قُلْتَ وَقَوْلُكَ ٱلْحَقُّ:
For You have said, and true are Your words:
«ظَهَرَ ٱلْفَسَادُ فِي ٱلْبَرِّ وَٱلْبَحْرِ
“Corruption has appeared in the land and the sea
بِمَا كَسَبَتْ ايْدِي ٱلنَّاسِ.»
on account of what the hands of men have wrought.”
فَاظْهِرِ ٱللَّهُمَّ لَنَا وَلِيَّكَ
So, O Allah, (please) show us Your vicegerent,
وَٱبْنَ بِنْتِ نَبِيِّكَ
the son of Your Prophet,
ٱلْمُسَمَّىٰ بِٱسْمِ رَسُولِكَ
and the namesake of Your Messenger,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
peace be upon him and his Household,
حَتَّىٰ لا يَظْفَرَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنَ ٱلْبَاطِلِ إِلاَّ مَزَّقَهُ
so that he shall tear up any wrong item that he will face
وَيُحِقُّ ٱلْحَقَّ وَيُحَقِّقَهُ
and shall confirm and approve of the truth.
وَٱجْعَلْهُ ٱللَّهُمَّ مَفْزَعاً لِمَظْلُومِ عِبَادِكَ
O Allah, (please) make him the shelter to whom Your wronged servants shall resort,
وَنَاصِراً لِمَنْ لا يَجِدُ لَهُ نَاصِراً غَيْرَكَ
the supporter of those who cannot find any supporter save You,
وَمُجَدِّداً لِمَا عُطِّلَ مِنْ احْكَامِ كِتَابِكَ
the reviver of the laws of Your Book that have been suspended,
وَمُشَيِّداً لِمَا وَرَدَ مِنْ اعْلامِ دِينِكَ وَسُنَنِ نَبِيِّكَ
and the constructor of all signs of Your religion and instructions of Your Messenger,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِهِ
peace be upon him and his Household, that he will see.
وَٱجْعَلْهُ ٱللَّهُمَّ مِمَّنْ حَصَّنْتَهُ مِنْ بَاسِ ٱلْمُعْتَدِينَ
O Allah, (please) include him with those whom You protect from the domination of the aggressors.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَسُرَّ نَبِيَّكَ مُحَمَّداً
O Allah, (please) delight Your Prophet Muhammad,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِهِ
peace be upon him and his Household,
بِرُؤْيَتِهِ وَمَنْ تَبِعَهُ عَلَىٰ دَعْوَتِهِ
as well as all those who followed him in his promulgation by making (us) see him,
وَٱرْحَمِ ٱسْتِكَانَتَنَا بَعْدَهُ
and (please) have mercy upon our humiliation after him.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱكْشِفْ هٰذِهِ ٱلْغُمَّةَ عَنْ هٰذِهِ ٱلامَّةِ بِحُضُورِهِ
O Allah, (please) relieve this community from the (current) grief through presenting him
وَعَجِّلْ لَنَا ظُهُورَهُ
and expedite his advent for us:
«إِنَّهُمْ يَرَوْنَهُ بَعِيداً وَنَرَاهُ قَرِيباً.»
“Surely, they think it to be far off, and We see it nigh.”
بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
[do all that] In the name of Your mercy; O most merciful of all those who show mercy.