Message of Thaqalayn – Editorial Volume 11, Number 4, Winter 2011/1432
December 1, 2011
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March 1, 2012

Reflections on the Supplication of Kumayl

According to Allamah Majlsi, Du’a Kumayl is the best du’a. This du’a, narrated from the prophet Khidr (a), has been taught by Imam ‘Ali (a) to a prominent companion of his named Kumayl ibn Ziyad Al- Nakha’i. Although apparently prophet Khidr (a) is the one who initially composed this du’a, it can be claimed that because he is still alive and is with the Hujjah of every age and era, he may indeed have been inspired by Imam ‘Ali (a).