Supplication for getting a child
Imam as-Sadiq (a.s.) said: If one of you is having delay in getting an issue you must recite:
اَللّٰهُمَّ لَا تَذَرْنِيْ فَرْدًا وَ اَنْتَ خَيْرُ الْوَارِثِيْنَ وَحِيْدًا وَحْشًا فَيَقْصُرُ شُكْرِىْ عَنْ تَفَكُّرِىْ، بَلْ هَبْ لِىْ عَاقِبَةَ صِدْقٍ ذُكُوْرًا وَ اِنَاثًا آنَسُ بِهِمْ فِىْ الْوَحْدَةِ وَ اَسْكُنُ اِلَيْهِمْ مِنَ الْوَحْدَةِ وَ اَشْكُرُكَ عِنْدَ تَمَامِ النِّعْمَةِ، يَا وَهَّابُ يَا عَظِيْمُ فِىْ كُلِّ عَافِيَةٍ شُكْرًا حَتّٰی تُبْلَغَنِيْ مِنْهَا رِضْوَانَكَ فِىْ صِدْقِ الْحَدِيْثِ وَاَدَاءِ الْاَمَانَةِ وَ وَفَاءِ بِالْعَهْدِ.
ALLAAHUMMA LAA TAZARNEE FARDAN WA ANTA KHAYRUL WAARESEENA WAHEEDAN WAHSHAN FAYAQSORO SHUKREE A’N TAFAKKOREE BAL HAB LEE A’AQEBATA S’IDQIN ZOKOORAN WA ENAASAN AANASO BEHIM FIL WAHDATE WA ASKONO ELAYHIM MENAL WAHDATE WA ASHKOROKA I’NDA TAMAAMIN NE’MAH. YAA WAHHAABO YAA A’ZEEMO FEE KULLE A’AFEYATIN SHUKRAN HATTAA TUBLAGHANEE MINHAA RIZWAANAKA FEE SIDQIL HADEESE WA ADAA-IL AMAANATE WA WAFAA-E BIL-A’HD.
O Allah do not keep me alone while You are the best of the inheritors. I am alone and terrified due to the loneliness. This worry has reduced my thankfulness to You. Give me true peace in the form of a boy or a girl so that by becoming attached to him or her my terror is removed and through which my solitude ends and that I may be thankful to You for the completion of this bounty. O the Bestower, O Mighty! After that bestow me such Tawfeeq that I am thankful for every peace. So that by this I obtain Your pleasure for my truthfulness, thankfulness and fulfillment of oaths.
Another supplication for getting a child
It is narrated from Abi Abdullah (a.s.): One who desires that his wife become pregnant then he should recite two units (rakats) of Prayer after Friday prayer and in the prayer he should prolong the bowings and prostrations. Then he should recite:
اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيْ اَسْاَلُكَ بِمَا سَاَلَكَ بِهٖ زَكَرِيَّا يَا رَبِّ لَا تَذَرْنِيْ فَرْدًا وَّ اَنْتَ خَيْرُ الْوَارِثِيْنَ اَللّٰهُمَّ هَبْ لِىْ مِنْ لَدُنْكَ ذُرِّيَّةً طَيِّبَةً اِنَّكَ سَمِيْعُ الدُّعَاءِ، اَللّٰهُمَّ بِاسْمِكَ اسْتَحْلَلْتُهَا وَ فِىْ اَمَانَتِكَ اَخَذْتُهَا فَاِنْ قَضَيْتَ فِىْ رَحْمِهَا وَلَدًا فَاجْعَلْهُ غُلَامًا مُبَارَكًا وَ لَا تَجْعَلْ لِلشَّيْطَانِ فِيْهِ شَرَكًا وَ لَا نَصِيْبًا.
ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA BEMAA SA-ALAKA BEHI ZAKARIYYAA YAA RABBE LAA TAZARNEE FARDANW WA ANTA KHAYRUL WAARESEEN. ALLAAHUMMA HABLEE MIN LADUNKA ZURRIYYATAN TAYYEBATAN INNAKA SAMEEU’D DOA’A. ALLAAHUMMA BISMEKAS TAHLALTOHAA WA FEE AMAANTEKA AKHAZTOHAA FA-IN QAZAYTA FEE RAHMEHAA WALADAN FAJ-A’LHO GHOLAAMAN MOBAARAKAN WA LAA TAJ-A’L LISH-SHAYTAANE FEEHE SHARAKAN WA LAA NASEEBAA.
O Allah, indeed I ask You by that through which Zakaria asked You. That is he said: O My Lord! Leave me not alone and Thou art the best of inheritors. O Allah, grant me from Thee good offspring: surely Thou art the Hearer of prayer. O Allah by Your Pure name I have taken this woman as lawful for myself and taken her as a trust from You. If You have decreed to conceive a child in her womb, then make him a blessed boy and do not make Satan a partner or a shareholder in him.
Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.) advised some of his companions to recite the following for getting a child:
رَبِّ لَا تَذَرْنِيْ فَرْدًا وَّ اَنْتَ خَيْرُ الْوَارِثِيْنَ وَ اجْعَلْ لِیْ مِنْ لَدُنْكَ وَلِيًّا يَرِثُنِيْ فِىْ حَيَاتِىْ وَ يَسْتَغْفِرُ لِىْ بَعْدَ مَوْتِىْ وَ اجْعَلْهُ خَلْقًا سَوِيًّا وَ لَا تَجْعَلْ لِلشَّيْطَانِ فِيْهِ نَصِيْبًا، اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيْ اَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَ اَتُوْبُ اِلَيْكَ اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ الْغَفُوْرُ الرَّحِيْمُ.
RABBE LAA TAZARNEE FARDANW WA ANTA KHAYRUL WAARESEENA WAJ-A’L LEE MIN LADUNKA WALIYYAN YARESONEE FEE HAYAATEE WA YASTAGHFERO LEE BA’DA MAWTEE WAJ-A’LHO KHALQAN SAWIYYAN WA LAA TAJ-A’L LISH SHAYTAANE FEEHE NAS’EEBAA. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE ASTAGHFEROKA WA ATOOBO ELAYKA INNAKA ANTAL GHAFOORUR RAHEEM.
O my Lord! Leave me not alone, and Thou art the best of inheritors. And make me from You a successor who would inherit me in my life and seek forgiveness for me after my death. And make him a goodly creation and do not make Satan have a share in him. O Allah, indeed I seek Your forgiveness and turn towards You. Indeed You are the Forgiving, the Merciful.
It is narrated from Abi Abdullah (a.s.) that he said: A man came to him and said: O son of Allah’s messenger, I have eight daughters one after another but no son. So please pray to Allah, the Exalted and the Mighty, that He bestows me a son.
As-Sadiq (a.s.) said: Before you have physical relations with your wife put your right hand on the right of her navel and read the Surah “Inna Anzalnahu fee Lailatul Qadr” (Surah Qadr) seven times. Then have sexual intimacy with your wife; and you would obtain pleasing results. (She would become pregnant) When the pregnancy becomes apparent, when it is night put your right hand on the right side of the navel and recite Surah Qadr seven times.
The man said: I did thus and I got seven boys one after other and others also did it similarly and they were also bestowed male children.
From Tibbul Aaimma from Sulaiman Al-Jawzi from Shaykh Madayani from Zurarah from Abi Ja’far (a.s.) that he said: I was in the group of Hisham bin Abdul Malik and I was issueless till I was suffocating, till the time he had a servant and a lot of wealth but no children. So we came to Abu Ja’far (a.s.) who said: Has Hisham sent you to me? Let me teach you a supplication so that you get a child.
He said: Yes, then he went to Hisham and his need was fulfilled. When he became free, the servant said to him: May I be sacrificed for you, the supplication that you have said, would you teach it to me?
He said: Yes, so recite everyday in the morning and at night: Subh’aan Allaah (Glory be to Allah) 70 times and seek Allah’s forgiveness ten times, and praise Him 9 times and end it the tenth time with seeking forgiveness, according to the words of Allah:
فَقُلْتُ اسْتَغْفِرُوْا رَبَّكُمْ