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Supplication of Imam 'Ali (a) in the Mosque of Kufa

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Supplication of Imām ʿAlī (a) in the mosque of Kūfa (Arabic: مناجاة الإمام علي (ع) في مسجد الكوفة) is a supplication attributed to Imam Ali (a), recitation of which is among recommended practices in the mosque of Kufa. This supplication begins with some characteristics of the Day of Judgment and the requests for releasing from the punishment of that day. It mentions 23 attributes of God and ends with asking for God's mercy after mentioning every attribute.

Some Shi'a scholars have mentioned this supplication in section of the recommended practices in the mosque of Kufa. But, they have not mentioned any sources for it. Some sources claim that its content and style is in harmony with other supplications received from the Infallible Ones (a).

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Naming

Shi'a scholars have mentioned this supplication among the practices of the mosque of Kufa and attributed it to Imam Ali (a).[1] However, they did not mention any source for it. Some claimed that the content and style of this supplication is similar with supplications received from Infallible Imams (a).

Content

Supplication of Imam Ali (a) in the mosque of Kufa has two sections and 32 parts. The first section begins with "Allahum-a inni as'aluk al-aman…" "O God, I surly ask you for refuge". Then, some of the characteristics and hardships of the Day of Judgment are mentioned and releasing from them is asked from God.[2] However, in this supplication, the name of the Judgment Day is not explicitly mentioned, but its characteristics are mentioned which are pointed in the Qur'an including the following ones:

  • No use for property and children
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