Al-Jawshan al-Kabir :
A Supplication of Prophet Muhammad,
*Hardback - 182 pages, New Compact Edition,
Compiled by Hakan Yesilova,
Translated into English by Ali Unal,
Published by The Light Co, Turkey.
Back in Stock April 2021
Synopsis : A Prayer for All: A Supplication of Prophet Muhammad, ?,
Al-Jawshan al Kabir is one of the prayers most frequently recited by Muslims. Some Muslims prefer to read the entire prayer by themselves, whereas others share it with their friends or household and make it part of their daily service.
The Arabic text of this beautiful prayer book has been written in the most elegant art of calligraphy and pages are ornamented with colourful illuminations. Elegant calligraphy and exquisit colourful illuminations bring to life one of the most frequently recited prayers recited by Muslims.
Du'a Al-Jawshan Al-Kabeer / The Supplication of the Major Chain-Armour:
It has been mentioned in the book, Balad al-Amin and the Misbah of Kafa`mi that Imam `Ali ibn al-Husain Sayyid as-Sajjidin related from his father from his grandfather the Prophet of Allah, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, that this supplication was taught by the Angel Jibra’il, alayhis salam, to the Prophet, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, during one of the battles. It was in one of the wars that the Prophet, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, had taken part in which he had a very heavy and expensive coat of armor on to protect himself.
It is related that the coat was so heavy that it was hurting the body of the Prophet, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam. In this state, the Angel Jibra’il, alayhi salam, came to the Prophet, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, and said:
“O’ Muhammad! Your Lord conveys his salutations to you and has said to take this coat of armour (Jawshan) and to recite it,
as this is a protection for you and your Ummah.”
At this point, the Angel continued to give the Prophet, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, an explanation on the greatness of this supplication, which we will omit from here due to lack of space. However it suffices us to state that whoever reads this supplication with a pure intention in the beginning of the month of Ramadhan, Allah will grant him sustenance on the Night of Power and will create for this person 70,000 Angels who will all be busy in the praising and glorification of Allah and will give this reward to the person who has read this supplication.
With this said, we see the greatness of the recitation of this supplication. In addition, it is mentioned that whoever reads this supplication three times during the month of Ramadhan, Allah will make the hell-fire forbidden on him and would make it obligatory for that person to go into Paradise.
For such a person, Allah will also appoint two Angels to protect that person from all evils (in this world) and he would be in the protection of Allah for as long as he is alive. In the final Hadith of this supplication, it has been narrated from Imam Husain ibn `Ali, Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, that :
“My father Amir al-Mo’minin `Ali ibn Abi Talib, Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, had bequeathed to me that I should memorize and protect this supplication and write it on the Kafan (burial shroud) and that I should teach it to my family members and he highly encouraged me to read this supplication as it contains 1,000 names of Allah and within these names is the Greatest Name of Allah (Ism-e-A`dham).”
Hakan Yesilova is a senior editor at Kaynak Publishing Group in Istanbul .
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*Dimensions : 17 x 11.8cm.
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