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Our Mawaali Tahereen have guided us to the manner in which we should do bandagi and pray Tahajjud as per the injunction in the Quran, "And for a part of the night, pray Tahajjud (keep vigil) therewith as a Nafilat (supererogatory devotion) for you. It may be that your Lord will raise you to a praiseworthy station" (Surat ul-Isra’: 79). In that vein this section is published as a guide to praying Bihori with accompanying text and audio and translation of Munajaat ‘ya zal-ma’aali and Nisful Layl Doas.

NOTES:

  • For section A and C – the audios presented on the website are shorter Doas so that mumineen can pray these salaams on a more regular basis even when time is short. Longer doas in the Bihori Hafti (part 1 and 2) can be prayed when time permits.
  • The Doas for Istiftah and Nisful Layl are presented with English translation (Dawat-ni-Zaban fehwa will also be updated soon inshallah).
  • A full PDF of the Bihori Hafti (PART 1) can also be downloaded here.
  • The full audio of all the Niyyats, Doas and Munajaats can be downloaded here.
  • A list of all the Munajaats available, which <umineen can pray during bihori, can be viewed here.

While praying Bihori, especially in Layali Fazela and Lailatul Jumo’a, Mumineen should begin by praying the 5 Salaams in Section A :

  1. Tahmid (Praise and Gratitude to Allah Ta’ala)
  2. Salawaat Mohammed & Aale Mohammed
  3. 51st and 52nd Dai Tawassul
  4. 53rd Dai Tawassul
  5. Doa Dai al-Asar
  6. Tayseer-e-umuril Mumineen (for the easing of Mumineen’s problems)

If you get late in starting the Bihori namaz and are concerned that Nisful-Layl time will end then these salaams can also be prayed after Nisful Layl namaaz.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF OF ALL NIYYATS AND DOAS IN SECTION A.

  1. Tahmid (Praise and Gratitude to Allah Ta’ala)
    1. Niyaat AUDIO
    2. Doa – Abyaat from Qasida ‘Nahmaduhu ‘Ala Jaleele Ni’matih’ AUDIO
  2. Salawaat Mohammed & Aale Mohammed
    1. Niyyat AUDIO
    2. Doa – Abyaat from Qasida ‘Salla ‘Ala Muhammadin Rabbuhu’ AUDIO
  3. Salawaat & Tawassul 51st and 52nd Dai
    1. Niyyat AUDIO
    2. Doa – Abyaat beseeching Salaam on 51st and 52nd Dai AUDIO
  4. Salawaat & Tawassul 53rd Dai
    1. Niyyat AUDIO
    2. Doa – Abyaat beseeching Salaam on 53rd Dai AUDIO
  5. Salawaat & Doa Dai al-Asar
    1. Niyyat AUDIO
    2. Doa – Abyaat ‘wa tawwil ilaahi’ AUDIO
  6. Tayseer-e-umuril Mumineen (for the easing of Mumineen’s problems)
    1. Niyyat AUDIO
    2. Doa – Munajaat ‘wa kam lillahi min lutfi khafiyyi’

The most essential parts of Bihori Namaz are sections B and D: Istiftaah, Nisful Layl, Tahajjud, Wahshatul Quboor and Shafa’-watar.

Time of Nisful Layl: Nisful Layl literally means the middle of the night and should be prayed after its time begins, i.e. the time of zawaal (zohor time) except at night [if zohor time is at 12.44PM then Nisful Layl time is 12.44AM]. Nisful Layl is adaa for one ghari of the night after Nisful Layl time begins (one ghari is calculated by adding the number of hours and minutes from sunset to sunrise and dividing by 12).

If you are unable to pray Nisful Layl at that time but wake up a little earlier before Sihori time then you should pray all the namaz in the Bihori except Nisful Layl (you can pray Salaatul-Layl instead of Nisful Layl). If only a short time remains before Sihori time ends then you should pray Shafa Watar.

This is the most essential part of Bihori Namaz (alongside section D):.

  1. Istiftaah – English Translation of Munajaat Ya zal-Ma’ali (pg. 2 in full bihori PDF)
    1. Niyaat AUDIO
    2. Doa AUDIO
  2. Nisful Layl – English Translation of doas (pg. 12 in full bihori PDF)
    1. Niyaat AUDIO
    2. Doa AUDIO
  3. Tahajjud – (pg. 55 in full bihori PDF)
    1. Niyaat AUDIO
    2. Doa AUDIO
      1. Salaam 1 AUDIO
      2. Salaam 2 AUDIO
      3. Salaam 3 AUDIO
      4. Salaam 4 AUDIO
      5. Salaam 5 AUDIO
      6. Salaam 6 AUDIO
    3. Doa – ilaahi fastajib Doa’I – AUDIO
    4. Munajaat – ya rabbi ashku su’a haali – AUDIO

Mumineen are encouraged to pray either all or one or two of these salaams each night after Tahajjud but before Shafa’ Watar Namaz. These include:

  1. Qabul al-salaat wa al-Siyaam (for acceptance by Allah Ta’ala of Roza and Namaz)
  2. Doa lil Walidayn (Doa for parents)
  3. Baqaa’il Awlaad (Doa for Children)
  4. Talabir-Rizq (for seeking rozi)
  5. Maghfatuz-zunoob (for seeking forgiveness)

These are salaams that Mumineen are encouraged to pray either all or one or two each night after Tahajjud but before Shafa’ Watar Namaz.

Click here to download PDF of all Niyyats and Doas in this section.

  1. Qabul al-salaat wa al-Siyaam (for acceptance by Allah Ta’ala of Roza and Namaz)
    1. Niyaat AUDIO
    2. Munajaat – ya aala taaha anal ‘abdul muqirru bi an – AUDIO
  2. Doa lil Walidayn (Doa for parents)
    1. Niyyat AUDIO
    2. Doa – rabbanaghfir li – AUDIO
  3. Baqaa’il Awlaad (Doa for Children)
    1. Niyyat AUDIO
    2. Abayaat – Hab lana qurrata aynin – AUDIO
  4. Talabir-Rizq (for seeking rozi)
    1. Niyyat AUDIO
    2. Abyaat – bijaahihimirzuq wasi’ar rizqi daa’iman – AUDIO
  5. Maghfatuz-zunoob (for seeking forgiveness)
    1. Niyyat AUDIO
    2. Munajaat – ilahi abdukal aasi ataaka – AUDIO
    3. Munajaat – ya man ilayhil mushtaka – AUDIO

This is also an essential part of Bihori Namaz.

Shafa time is the time before Sihori and ends when Fajr time starts.

If you are unable to pray Nisful Layl at that time but wake up a little earlier before Sihori time then you should pray all the namaz in the Bihori except Nisful Layl (you can pray Salaatul-Layl instead of Nisful Layl). If only a short time remains before Sihori time ends then you should pray Shafa Watar.

Click here to download PDF of all Niyyats and Doas in this section.

  1. Wahshatul Quboor (pg. 70 in full bihori PDF)
    1. Niyaat AUDIO
    2. Tasbeeh 1 AUDIO
    3. Tasbeeh 2 AUDIO
    4. Munajaat AUDIO
  2. Shafa’-watar. (pg. 102 in full bihori PDF)
    1. Niyaat AUDIO
    2. Doa 1 AUDIO
    3. Munajaat AUDIO
    4. Doa 2 AUDIO

Every morning before Fajr namaaz, especially in Shehrullah, Sanaa’  is recited in our Masjids. Sanaa’  literally means “praise”, and in this case, it means praise of Allah Ta’ala. The tradition of reciting Sanaa’ traces its origins to Imam Mohammed ul Baqir’s SA statement that, in the last part of every night, and the entirety of Friday eve (Jumo’a ni raat), a firishta announces that he is prepared to forgive sins and grant wishes. Sanaa’  is composed of various praises of Allah Ta’ala from ayats of the Qur’an Majeed, verses of munajaat (supplication to Allah Ta’ala) and qasidas in praise of A’immat (Aalu Taha). 

An audio of  Sanaa’  is presented on Fatemidawat.com, recited by Husain bhai Arsiwala. 

Click here to download.

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