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This du-a'a known as "supplication of the youth stricken for his sin," is quoted from the work of Kaf-ami and from Muhaj al Da-wat by Sayyid ibn tawus.
Through Imam hussain it is reported that one day he and his father, after performing Hajj, caught sight of a paralysed young man crying his eyes out in repentance. They went near to console him and find out the reason of his sorry plight. He was a habitual sinner, always teased his father, disobeyed him and treated him with contempt. One day, disgusted, the father invoked curse upon him. So he was affected with paralysis.
Then and there Ali ibna Talib wrote his dua'a and gave it to him with instruction to recite after Isha salat.
Next day fully cured, as fit as a fiddle, he came to Imam Ali and said that he had recited the dua'a as told and went to sleep. He saw the Holy prophet in the dream. The holy prophet, gently touched his body with his hand and asked him to remember this dua'a as it contain ismi azam (the great name of Allah).
Recite this dua'a after Isha salat. It brings countless blessings. All your legitimate desires will be fulfilled. It drives away poverty and sickness. Sins are for given. Debts are cleared. Enemies become friends. Domestic affairs are set aright.
Disputes are settled in your favour. Prisoners are set free mental worries disappear. Prosperity, sound mind and healthy body stand by you at all times.
Mercy and forgiveness of sins are the main advantages the almighty Allah makes available if this dua'a is recited regularly.
Recite it on Fridays.

Imam Ali ibni Talib taught this dua'a to his very close companion, Kumayl ibni Ziyad.
Allamah Majlisi says that this dua'a reached Imam Ali through prophet Khizr.
It should be recited during the night of the middle of Sha'-ban and every Thursday night. If not possible recite once a month on any Thursday night, or once in a lifetime.
To seek fulfillment of legitimate desires recite it after obligatory prayers till your desires are fulfilled.
It keeps safe from the intrigues of enemies, multiply means of livelihood, and sins are for given.

Shaykh Tusi says, in his book Misbah, that imam Hassan bin Ali Al Askari wrote this dua'a for Abu Muhammad who requested him to teach him the proper way of reciting salawat. Allama Majlisi has mentioned this dua'a on the authority of Ibn babawayh who confidently says that there is no difficulty or problem that this dua'a does not solve.
The merciful Allah is beseeched in the name of and for the sake of the Holy prophet and his Ahl ul Bayt.
It is known as "quick-fulfillment-of-all-legitimate-desires" dua'a.

This dua'a contains the articles of faith. Every faithful must recite this dua'a regularly to drive away Shaytan, and to remain firm in the true faith.
A dying faithful, in the last moments of life, should recite this dua'a, or , if it is not possible, ask someone else to read it aloud for him or her, so as not to be misled by doubts which may come into the mind, or not to be depressed emotionally, because these forces together with the misleading suggestions of Shaytan, more often than not, in the last hour of life, make man die a death of an infidel or hypocrite. ​

Shaykh Tusi, Sayyid ibna Tawus and Kafami report that this dua'a, according to Muhammad ibn Uthman Umri, a reliable represetative of Imam Sahibuz Zaman, was taught by Imam Muhammad bin Ali Al Baqir and Imam Jafar bin Muhammad Al Sadiq.
Allama Majlisi says that all the pious religious scholars used to recite this dua'a.
Shaykh Kafami says that this dua'a contains izmi azam (the great name of Allah).
Imam Muhammad bin Ali Al Baqir advised the faithfuls to recite this dua'a as it brings the downfall of the enemies of Ahl ul Bayt.
Imam Jafar bin Muhammad Al Sadiq said that Allah taught this dua'a to prophet Musa to overcome his enemies.
Recite this dua'a daily.
This dua'a is particularly recited after Isha salat of Friday night and after Asr salat of Friday.
It should be recited every Thursday night.
It is the most reliable safeguard against enemies.
To seek fulfillment of legitimate desires this dua'a dua'a is very useful.

Ibna tawus in his book Muhaj al Dawat and Kafami in his book Misbah narrate this dua'a on the authority of Imam Ali ibna abi Talib who learned it from the Holy Prophet.
The Holy Prophet advised him to recite this dua'a regularly, whether in prosperity or poverty, till death, because it unveils the secretes of creation and divine strategy.
Words can not describe its merits. Intelligent can not describe its meanings. No sooner someone begins to recite it, Almighty Allah send blessings, and his mercy surrounds him, peace and tranquillity descend upon him.
The sound of this dua'a moves to and from around the arsh, its direct destination. All his desired are fulfilled. His needs are taken care of. He gets freedom from wants and is kept safe from hardships and misfortunes. His mind opens up new dimensions of contemplation.
On the day of judgement he will be received by Allah with respect and honour. 
It cures insanity if recited before a mad man.
It relives pain of childbirth if recited before the expectant mother.
It recited on forty Fridays consecutively all sins are forgiven.
It cures sickness and disperses sorrows. For him who recites it before going to sleep Allah appoints one thousand angels to pray for him till morning.
He who recites it and dies within 24 hours it treated like a martyr.

Kafami says in his book Baladul Amin that if a wrongfully confined prisoner recite this dua'a he will soon be set free.
If a person find himself surrounded by misfortunes or intrigues he must recite this dua'a to come through tight situations, deadlock and crises.
This dua'a is attributed to the living Imam Sahibuz zaman.
It brings immediate help from our living imam.​

It is reported in Muhaj al Dawat by sayyid bin Tawus that bibi Fatimah Zahrah taught this dua'a to Salman. The Holy Prophet had given this dua'a to his daughter with instruction that whoso recites it daily, in the morning and evening, remains safe from fever.

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