A powerpoint presentation of the supplication Jawshan al-Kabir, containing Arabic text and English translation. Jawshan Kabeer (Arabic: جوشن الكبیر ) is a long Islamic prayer that contains names and According to the book of Urwath al-Wutha of Mohammed Kazem Yazdi, writing Dua Jawshan Kabir (as well as writing the whole of Quran and. Dua Al-Jaushan. Al-Kabeer and has said to take this coat of armour (Jawshan in protect this dua and write it on the Kafan (burial shroud).

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After every section, the following sentence should be recited: His enemy, Nimrod, claimed that he is the one who gives life and takes it away. Skip to main content.

Hence, we read in our narrations that. Interestingly, the whole dua Jawshan Kabir contains only one single request i. God’s attribute of life is so important that sometimes it is mentioned right after His Oneness, as we read in Qur’an 2: As a similitude, imagine a password, consisting of ordinary digits that are nothing but zero to nine.

There is no god but Thee. A same phrase is repeated at the end of each part. The context of the prayer was written by Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin and came to him from his great grandfather Muhammad by word of mouth.

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View this page in our App. Names of God are kablr after the phrase. So, like the angels and the inhabitants of the heaven, we begin with tasbih and conclude with hamd.


Translated by ‘Ali Quli Qara’i. The most beloved thing to Me, through which a servant is able to get close to Me, is performing obligatory acts. In dua Kumayl, also, the light of everything is attributed to the divine light: It includes, therefore, a total of one thousand names and attributes of the Kabit, some of which are mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Therefore, tasbih and hamd praising God are two important acts performed by both the angels and the believers.

Reflections on Dua Jawshan Kabir

The Concept of Tasbih This very sentence, which is repeated one hundred times in this dua, is very important and significant. The dua consists of one hundred sections, each containing ten names or attributes of God.

This has been referred to in several verses of the Holy Qur’an.

Finally, let’s finish this article by calling God by reading the 14th section of this dua, which is one of its most beautiful sections:. Allah guides to His Light whomever He wishes. The next verse reads. Without knowing that order, we would not know the password, hawshan if we knew the exact digits that constitute the password.

This phrase is a very well-known one and is called by the scholars Zikr al-Yunusiyya, which is recommended to be recited repeatedly especially at nights. They said, “Burn him, and help your gods, if you are to do anything! Our limited space does not allow us to quote the entire narration here.

In order for their meaning to be absorbed, deep reflection is necessary. In addition, it is mentioned that whoever reads this supplication three times during the month of Ramadan, God will make the hellfire forbidden to him and will make it certain for him to enter Paradise.


Reflections on Dua Jawshan Kabir. This teaches us that, unlike what most people assume, dua is not restricted to asking God one’s requests; rather, dua is essentially calling God, even if one does not ask Him anything.

In his beautiful introduction to this dua, the late Shaykh ‘Abbas Qummi writes, [This dua] is mentioned in the books, al-Balad al- Amin and al-Misbah of al-Kafa’mi. The parable of His Light is a niche wherein is a lamp the lamp is in a glass, the glass as it were a glittering star lit from a blessed olive tree, neither eastern nor western, whose oil almost lights up, though fire should not touch it.

Views Read Edit View history. However, it suffices us to mention that, according to this narration, whoever writes down this dua on his kafan burial shroudGod will not lead him to the hellfire and whoever recites this dua with a pure intention in the beginning of the month of Ramadan, God will grant him success to witness the Night of Qadr and will create for him seventy thousand angels, all of whom will be busy praising and glorifying God.