Al-Sahar Supplication

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Al-Saḥar Supplication (Arabic: دُعاء السَحَر) is a general term referring to some supplications recommended to be said in every night of Ramadan, before Fajr (dawn) when Muslims usually eat Suhur to prepare for fasting the whole day. The most famous supplication of Sahar is Du'a al-Baha' which is narrated from Imam al-Rida (a) from Imam al-Baqir (a). Al-Shaykh 'Abbas al-Qummi has narrated this Du'a in his well-known book, Mafatih al-jinan,[1] so this Du'a is very common among Shi'a and the term "Du'a al-Sahar" now mostly refers to this supplication.


Once, Ayyub b. Yaqtin wrote a letter to Imam al-Rida (a) to ask if this Du'a is authentic. The Imam (a) wrote him back these sentences:

Yes. This Du'a is Imam al-Baqir's (a) supplication in Sahars of Ramadan. My father narrated from Imam al-Baqir (a) that, "the Grand Name of God is within this Du'a, so whenever you pray this Du'a, pray from your heart, because it contains the secret knowledge... .[2]

See Also


  1. See, Al-Qummi, Mafatih al-jinan, A'mal-i mah-i Ramadan, before Supplication of Abu Hamza
  2. Ibn Tawus, Iqbal al-a'mal, p.345


  • The material for this article is mainly taken from دعای سحر in Farsi WikiShia.
  • Ibn Tawus, al-Sayyid. Iqbal al-a'mal. Beirut: A'lami, 1417 AH.

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