Isteghasa-e-Imam Asr (a.t.f.s.)
In his book of al-Kalim al-±ayyib, Sayyid `Al¢ Kh¡n says, “The following is a form of seeking aid from The Argument of Allah and the Patron of the Age (Imam al-Mahd¢)—peace be upon him: Wherever you are, you may offer a two-unit prayer, reading surah-al fatiha and any other one in each unit. Yet, it is advisable to read Surah al-fat (No. 48) in the first unit and Sura tul nasr (No. 110) in the second. You may then stand up, facing the kiblah direction under the sky and then say the following:
The perfect complete, all-inclusive and general salutations and His continuous blessings and His established and complete grace be upon the Proof of Allah and His vicegerent in His earth and His cities and His caliph upon His creation and His servants and the progeny of Prophethood and the remnant of the lineage and the chosen one of Allah, the Master of the time and the manifestor of faith and the emphasiser of the of the rules of Quran and the purifier of the earth and the spreader of justice in the length and the breadth, and the Proof, the upright, the awaited, the satisfied and the son of the purified leaders and the vicegerent son of the satisfied vicegerents, the infallible guide son of the infallible guiding leaders. Peace be on you, O the giver of honour to the believers, the weakened ones. Peace be on you, O the degrader of the disbelievers, the proud, the oppressors. Peace be on you, O my master, O the master of the time. Peace be on you, O the son of the Apostle of Allah, Peace be on you, O the son of the commander of the faithful, Peace be on you, O the son of the Fatemah Zehra, the leader of the women of Paradise. Peace be on you, O the son of the infallible proofs and the leader upon the entire creation. Peace be on you, O my master, the salutation of one who is sincere in his friendship with you. I bear witness that you are the guided leader in word and deed and that you will fill the earth with peace and equity after it has been filled with injustice and oppression. Then, may Allah hasten your reappearance and make easy your uprising and make near your era and augment your friends and aides and fulfill for you all that He has promised you, then surely He is the most truthful . And surely We intend to favour those who were deemed weak in the land and to make them the leaders and to make them the inheritors. O my master, on the master of the age, O the son of the Apostle of Allah, my needs are.
Pray for your needs and then say:
Then intercede for me for their fulfillment for surely I have turned do you with my needs because I know that you have an accepted intercession and a praiseworthy station near Allah. Then for the sake of the One who has chose you for His affair and has chosen you for His secrets and by the position which you enjoy near Allah, please implore Allah for the success in my Endeavour and the fulfillment of my prayers and the removal of my troubles.
SALAAMULLAAHIL KAAMELUT TAAMMUSH-SHAAMELUL A’AAMMO WA SALAWAATOHUD DAAA-EMATO WA BARAKAATOHUL QAAA-EMATUT TAAMMATO A’LAA HUJJATILLAAHE WA WALIYYEHI FEE ARZEHI WA BELAADEHI WA KHALEEFATEHI A’LAA KHALQEHI WA E’BAADEHI WA SOLAALATIN NOBUWWATE WA BAQIYYATIL I’TRATE WAS-SAFWATE SAAHEBIZ ZAMAANE WA MUZ-HERIL EEMAANE WA MOLAQQENE AHKAAMIL QUR-AANE WA MOTAHHERIL ARZE WA NAASHEREIL A’DLE FIT TOOLE WAL A’RZE WAL HUJJATIL QAAA-EMIL MAHDIYYIL EMAAMIL MUNTAZARIL MARZIYYE WABNIL A-IMMATIT TAAHEREENAL WASIYYIBNIL AWSEYAAA-IL MARZIYYEENAL HAADIL MA’SOOMIB NIL A-IMMATIL HODAATIL MA’SOOMEENA ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA MO-I’ZZAL MOMINEENAL MUSTAZ-A’FEENA ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA MOZILLAL KAAFEREENAL MOTAKABBEREENAZ ZAALEMEENA ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA MAWLAAYA YAA SAAHEBAZ ZAMAANE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YABNA RASOOLILLAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YABNA AMEERIL MOMINEENA ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YABNA FAATEMATAZ ZAHRAAA-E SAYYEDATE NESAAA-IL A’ALAMEENA ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YABNAL A-IMMATIL HUJAJIL MA’SOOMEENA WAL EMAAME A’LAL KHALQE AJMA-E’ENA ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA MAWLAAYA SALAAMA MUKHLESAN LAKA FIL WELAAYATE ASH-HADO ANNAKAL EMAAMUL MAHDIYYO QAWLAN WA FEA’LAN WA ANTAL LAZEE TAM-LA-UL ARZA QISTAN WA A’DLAN BA’DA MAA MOLE-AT ZULMAN WA JAWRAN FA-A’JJALALLAAHO FARAJAKA WA SAH-HALA MAKHRAJAKA WA QARRABA ZAMAANAK WA KASSARA ANSAARAKA WA A-A’WAANAKA WA ANJAZA LAKA MAA WA-A’DAKA FAHOWA ASDAQUL QAAA-ELEENA WA NOREEDO AN NAMUNNA A’LAL LAZEENAS TUZ-E’FOO FIL ARZE WA NAJ-A’LAHUM A-IMMATAN WA NAJ-A’LAHOMUL WAARESEENA YAA MAWLAAYA YAA SAAHEBAZ ZAMAANE YABNA RASOOLIL LAAHE HAAJATEE
Pray for your needs and then say:
FASH-FA’ LEE FEE NAJAAHEHA FAQAD TAWAJJAHTO ELAYKA BE HAAJATEE LE-I’LMEE ANNA LAKA I’NDALLAAHE SHAFAA-A’TAN MAQBOOLATAN WA MAQAAMAN MAHMOODAN FA-BEHAQQE MANIKH TASSAKUM BE AMREHI WARTAZAAKUM LE SIRREHI WA BISH-SHANIL LAZEE LAKUM I’NDALLAAHE BAYNAKUM WA BAYNAHU SALILLAAHA TA-A’ALAA FEE NOJAHE TALEBATEE WA EJAABATE DA’WATEE WA KASHFE KURBATEE