Religion:Dua Tawassul

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Dua Tawassul is the name for various supplications in Shia Islam although there exists one more well-known Dua with the same name. This prominent supplication has been written in the book of Bihar al-Anwar. The Shi'ites within Iran recite it altogether in religious places on Tuesday eves.[1] it can also be recited to bless a community/gathering.

Meaning of Du'a

Du'a (or supplication) literally means invocation; according to it, the servants of Allah request or call out Allah for their material and spiritual demands or wishes.[2][3][4]

Meaning of Tawassul

Tawassul is regarded among the teachings of Shia Islam and most of Muslims, which means to make to take hold of somebody or something that is in a high rank before Allah, and its purpose is getting near to Him and also granting the requests.[5][6][7]

Source of Dua

Dua Tawassul which is mentioned in Mafatih al-Janan originates from the book of Bihar al-Anwar. Mohammad-Baqer Majlesi mentions that: "I found this dua in an old manuscript which was written by one of our companions, and it is quoted that: Muhammad ibn Babawayh has narrated this dua from Imams, and for whatever request I recited it, it was granted right away."[8][9] It is also narrated by Famous Shia Cleric Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, who learned this Dua in dream when he saw Imam Mahdi (A.S).


A part of dua is as follows:

(In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful), O Allah, I beseech Thee, and We turn towards Allah with your help, through Thy Prophet, the Prophet of Mercy, Muhammad, may Allah Bless him and his Progeny, and grant them peace. O Abul-Qasim, O Messenger of Allah O guide of mercy, O intercessor of the community, O our chief, O our master, We We turn towards Allah with your help, seek thy intercession and advocacy before Allah, We call upon you before [mentioning] our requests [to Allah]; O intimate of Allah, Stand by us when Allah sits in judgment over us..."[10]

See also


  1. Excellence and circumstances of Dua Tawassul + the Text of the Dua Retrieved 8 March 2018
  2. What is Dua and how to pray (Dua)? Retrieved 8 March 2018
  3. What is the philosophy of praying (doing Dua)?) Retrieved 8 March 2018
  4. What is the origin goal of Dua? Retrieved 8 March 2018
  5. What is Tawassul? Is there any reason in Quran or Sunnah for its permission and legitimacy? Retrieved 8 March 2018
  6. What is the actual meaning of Tawassul?... Retrieved 8 March 2018
  7. What is the philosophy of Tawassul to Ahlul-Bayt? Is Tawassul accounted as a kind of favoritism? Retrieved 8 March 2018
  8. The source of Dua Tawassul Retrieved 8 March 2018
  9. Holding Dua Tawassul ... Retrieved 8 March 2018
  10. Dua'a Tawassul Seeking Intercessionَتَوَسّولْ Retrieved 11 March 2018