The “Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiya” is the oldest prayer manual in Islamic sources. it is written by 4th Imam, Imam Sajjad (PBUH). The “Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiya” is the oldest prayer manual in Islamic sources. it is written by 4th Imam, Imam Sajjad (PBUH). Shia considers this book with great respect, ranking it behind only the Quran and Imam Ali’s Nahj Al-Balaghah.
This prayer book deals not only with Islamic spirituality, but also provides teachings on different levels, from the theological to the social. The Imam also refers frequently to the domain of Islamic practices emphasizing the necessity of following Quran and the Hadith’s guidelines and the necessity of establishing justice in society.
The Fifteen Whispered Prayers
The Fifteen Whispered Prayers also known as The Fifteen “Munajat”, is a collection of fifteen prayers attributed to Imam Sajjad (PBUH) which some researchers regard it as a supplementary part of the latter collection. These Prayers enable a person to recite the prayer which is in most accordance with his present mood and feeling. The prayers start with ‘repentance’, as repentance is the first step towards a genuine communion with God.