‘Obedience’ & ‘forbidden’ appearing in
The Sahifa Sajjadia Book
In many duas
repeatedly our Imam has prayed for
obedience to the laws of Islam &
highlights the need to know & adhere
to the HIS rules of forbidden &
Given below is
a sample of some extracts showing the
importance of following the Islamic laws
Dua no 1 Then He Commanded us to do certain
things so that He may thereby test our
obedience and forbade us to do certain
things so that He may test our gratitude…….
He has not commanded anything except what is
easy. Thus He has not left anyone of us with
any pretext or excuse for disobedience
Dua 7 Make us the strictest observers of
Your laws and things careful in
abstaining from those things which You have
Dua no 8 Do not let anxiety keep me from the
performance of my duties to You and the
observance of Your laws.
Dua no 12 O You, obedience to Whom is
salvation to those who obey, bless Muhammad
Dua no 17 And this is not because I possess
any grace in Your sight, but because of Your
gracious delay and Your loving kindness to
me in order that I may keep away from Your
wrath incurred by disobedience .,
….when I spend the sustenance which You have
allotted me in those sins which You have
forbidden me to commit?
Dua no 22 ..Empty my mind (of everything)
but Your Love. Engage it in remembering You.
Exalt it with fear of You and dread of You.
Strengthen it with longing for You. Incline
it to Your obedience
Dua no 23 Check me from doing things
forbidden. Do not let me be encouraged
….. Till I be in respect to whatever happens
unto me thereby in an even state of mind –
working in obedience to You.
Dua no 24 And (favor me) with avoidance of what You have
forbidden me to do. My God!
Dua no 26 Of those who have grace for
goodness, virtue and righteousness owing to
their obedience to You
Dua 28 O Lord, and whatever warrior of the
faith fights with them or soldier from among
the followers of Your Laws
Dua 32: that I will not go back to
what You disapprove; and my covenant that I
will give up all acts of disobedience
Dua 40 Break away my desire from everything
Dua 46 O Lord, whosoever observed this month
as it ought to be observed, preserved its
honor as it deserved to be preserved,
obeyed its laws)
Dua 48 Day of Arafa;Through him establish
Thy Book, Thy bounds, Thy laws,and
the norms of Thy Messenger's Sunna…..
Give me a preservation which will bring me
close to dread of Thee,cut me off from
committing things made unlawful by
You forbid him from disobeying You
and he disobeyed Your Command and did what
was forbidden by You ….Therefore, make me
live a pure life that would include in
itself what I desire and would achieve what
I love, in such a manner that I may not
commit what You have forbidden.