13th, 14th and 15th of Rajab, Shaban and Ramadhan are know as “Ayyaam-e-Beez” (the days of surpassing splendor). Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (a) had said: “Whoso prays during the nights of ‘Ayyam Bayz’, in fact, stands at the door of superabundant favors, bounties, and benefits available in these months.
Nor should you be misled into thinking that a bad mannered person can be happy in the company of a father, a son, a spouse, a friend, a companion, a family, a teacher or a student. Nay! They all are harmed by him, and they find his conduct offensive; so, how can he attain the means of perfection which are scattered among the people while those who are perfect shun and run away from him?! And be further informed that anyone who discerns the path of Ahl al-Bayt, peace be upon them, studying their legacy, will find how they guided mankind, attracted people to the creed, all through their good manners, ordering their followers to do likewise saying, ‘Invite people [to your creed] but not with your tongues.’
Indeed those who came before you saw the Qur’an as personal letters from their Lord. So they would ponder over it by night and yearn for it by day.
The sin which makes you sad and repentant is more liked by Allah than the good deed which turns you arrogant.
Do you feel when the Angel of Death enters a house, or do you see him when he takes out life of anyone? How does he take out the life of an embryo in the womb of his mother? Does he reach it through any part of her body or the spirit responded to his call with the permission of Allah? Or does he stay with him in the mother’s interior? How can he who is unable to describe a creature like this, describe Allah?
You seek the attention of those around you to help appease the loneliness that you feel, but there is only One who’s attention is worth seeking, and if you have His attention, your heart will never feel an ounce of loneliness.
(Please recite a Surah Fatiha for him)
The Holy Prophet (s.a) has said, that these prayers are Means of forgiveness and On the first night in our grave. The Almighty will send the reward of this prayer in the best, enlightened and eloquent form. When inquired, will reply, ‘‘My Beloved, glad tidings to you that you have found salvation from every hardship and horror. ’’When asked, ‘‘Who are you?’’ ‘‘By God I haven’t seen any one more beautiful than you, I haven’t heard a word sweeter than yours, or a fragrance better than you?’’ In reply, ‘‘I am, that prayer which you offered on the eve off the first Friday of the month of Rajab. I have come to you„ to be your companion in this loneliness, to remove from you your fright and horror. Be lest assured that my shelter will be with you until the blowing off the Horn off the Day off Judgment.
O’ creatures of Allah! I advise you to keep away from this world which is soon to leave you even though you do not like its departure, and which would make your bodies old even though you would like to keep them fresh.
This supplication is recommended after the daily obligatory prayers in the month of Rajab. The supplication, according to Shaykh Abbas Qummi, has been taught by Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (a).
Sayyid Ibn Tawus has narrated that Muhammad ibn Dhakwan, who was known as ‘al-Sajjad’ due to his remarkable, long prostrations during which he used to weep so heavily that he lost his sight, asked Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (a) saying: “May Allah accept me as ransom for you! We are now in Rajab, so please teach me a supplication due to which Almighty Allah may help me.” Hence, the Imam (a) asked him to write down this supplication.