Salat al-Khusama

CONCERNING THE RITUAL PRAYER FOR ONE'S ADVERSARIES IN LITIGATION [SALAT AL-KHUSAMA'].

The ritual prayer for one's adversaries in litigation [salat al-khusama'] consists of four cycles [raka'at], with only one salutation [taslima]. 

In the first cycle, the worshipper must recite the Opening Sura of the Book [Fatihat al-Kitab] [one time] and "Qul Huwa'llahu Ahad [Say: 'He is Allah, One!']" eleven times.  In the second cycle, he must recite the Opening Sura [al-Fatiha] [one time], "Qul Huwa'llahu Ahad [Say: 'He is Allah, One!']" ten times, and "Qul ya ayyuha 'l-kafirun... [Say: 'O unbelievers...']"  three times.  In the third cycle, he must recite the Opening Sura [al-Fatiha] [one time], "Qul Huwa'llahu Ahad [Say: 'He is Allah, One!']" ten times, and "Alha-kumu 't-takathuru... [Gross rivalry distracts you...]"  one time.  In the fourth cycle, he must recite the Opening Sura [al-Fatiha] [one time], "Qul Huwa'llahu Ahad [Say: 'He is Allah, One!']" fifteen times, and the Verse of the Throne [Ayat al-Kursi]  one time.

Then he must donate the spiritual reward [earned by his performance of this prayer] to his adversaries in litigation [khusama'], so that Allah may satisfy their claim on the Day of Resurrection [Yawm al-Qiyama], if Allah (Exalted is He) so wills. 

He must perform this ritual prayer [salat] on seven specific occasions, namely:  (1) on the first night of [the month of] Rajab; (2) on the night of the middle of [the month of] Sha'ban; (3) on the last Friday of [the month of] Ramadan; (4,5) on each of the two Days of Festival  [al-'Idain];  (6) on the Day of 'Arafa; and (7) on the Day of 'Ashura'.

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