Allameh Majlesi in Bihar (vol. 2, p. 2) quotes a prayer, through an intermediary, from the handwriting of the Martyr, from the Commander of the Faithful, consisting of seven verses that are recited every morning to guard against any evil. It is narrated that Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khansari experienced the effect of reciting these verses during the outbreak of cholera in Khansar. The narration of Allameh Majlesi is as follows:

I found in the handwriting of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ali al-Jaba’i, may God have mercy on him, who said that I found in the handwriting of the Martyr, may God bless his soul, that it has been narrated from our Lord Amir al-Mu’minin, peace be upon her, that he said, Whoever recites these six verses every morning, God Almighty will suffice him from every evil, even if he throws himself into perdition. And those verses are:

Seven verses and the final prayer

Ayatollah Khansari’s experience in the cholera outbreak

It is known that the late Ayatollah Haj Seyyed Ahmad Khansari was quoted as saying: Many years ago, cholera had spread to Iran and Khansar. For this reason, one or more people died in Khansar township and in most houses; except for the houses in which these blessed verses were recited every day after the morning prayer. The people in those houses were not harmed at all.

Among the relatives and children of the late Ayatollah Khansari, these blessed verses are known as the seven verses.

Due to the importance of this noble prayer and it being tested (in the outbreak), this great authority of the Shiite world had asked the late Sheikh Ahmad Zanjani, the calligrapher, to write these verses, and distributed them among his children and relatives.

Seven verses