PRAYER FOR THE INCREASE OF SUSTENANCE, NARRATED FROM MOHAMMAD BIN OTHMAN (R.A.)
PRAYER FOR THE INCREASE OF SUSTENANCE,
NARRATED FROM MOHAMMAD BIN OTHMAN (R.A.)
Mobasshir bin Abul Aziz narrates: I was available in the service of Imam Sadiq (A.S.) when one of his Shias arrived and said: My life be sacrificed on you! I am destitute and need.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said:
Wait until the arrival of Wednesday, keep fast on that day, then on the days of Thursday and Friday. On Friday, at the time of Zuhr, go to the terrace of your house, or towards a desert, such that you are not sighted by anyone, then perform the Ziyarat of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.); then offer two-unit prayer in that same place. Then sit in such a position that your leg touches the ground, then while facing the Qibla, place your right hand on the left hand and raise it towards the sky, then say:
أَللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ أَنْتَ ، إِنْقَطَعَ الرَّجاءُ إِلّا مِنْكَ ، وَخابَتِ الْآمالُ إِلّا فيكَ ، يا ثِقَةَ مَنْ لا ثِقَةَ لَهُ ، لا ثِقَةَ لي غَيْرُكَ ، إِجْعَلْ لي مِنْ أَمْري فَرَجاً وَمَخْرَجاً ، وَارْزُقْني مِنْ حَيْثُ أَحْتَسِبُ ، وَمِنْ حَيْثُ لا أَحْتَسِبُ .
O’ Allah! You are You, all hopes have disconnected except You, all the desires went heedless except regarding You, O’ Reliable for those who have no reliance, I have no reliance other than You, provide me with relief and ease of exit in my affair, and give me sustenance from where I reckon, and from where I don’t even reckon.
Then prostrate on the ground and say:
يا مُغيثُ، إِجْعَلْ لي رِزْقاً مِنْ فَضْلِكَ.
O’ Helper! Provide me with sustenance from Your Grace.
Then you will be provided with your sustenance and livelihood before the sunrise on Saturday.
Ahmad bin Mabindaz, the narrator of this Hadith, says: I asked Abu Ja’far Mohammad bin Othman bin Saeed Amri that if someone wishes to offer this prayer and supplication for sustenance but doesn’t live in the city of Medina, what should he do?
He said: Perform the Ziyarat of my Master and Leader, Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H.), in the shrine of the Imam of his city or land, near the grave of that Imam.
I asked: If there isn’t any grave of the holy Imams in his city, what shall he do?
He said: He should visit a few noblemen and believers, then go towards the desert and perform that which has been commanded in the Ziyarat in the right portion of the desert. If Allah wills, this action will result in his prosperity and success.
 Mibah ul Mutahajjid: p. 329; Al Balad ul Ameen: p. 475 .