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Ḥazīn, a short supplication (duʿāʾ), of about two hundred words, attributed to the fourth of the Twelver-Shiʿi imams, ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn, of Mustadrakāt (‘supplements’) to al-Ṣaḥīfa al-ṣādiqa. In Shiʿi sources, a ḥazīn (lit. ‘sad’) supplication is recommended after the night prayer (tahajjud). In this supplication, one prays to God with intense fervour, while retaining one’s spirit of sadness, and acknowledging one’s lack of sincerity (ṣidq) towards God and one’s failure to fulfil one’s duty to God.

The earliest source of this supplication is believed to be the Miṣbāḥ…

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Farhang Mehrvash and Translated by Alireza Sameti, “Ḥazīn”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_067285>
First published online: 2022

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