I relied on the effectiveness of the prayer of supplication – du’a – which pleads for the help and support of Ali (A.S), champion of Islam, supported by Allah, who gained extraordinary victories over the enemies of Islam – Du’a ‘Nad-e-Ali (A.S). I then read at a Shi’ah website that, according to Ayatollah Khoei, the late respected jurist, this du’a does not have a strong source. This discovery has rather taken the wind out of my sails.

The best thing in life, after strong faith in Allah and Islam, is to link yourself to
Ahl al-Bayt (A.S). It is not important if Du’a Nad-e-Ali (A.S) is based on a strong source or not, because one’s intention in reading it is to relate to and connect with the Commander of Faithful Imam Ali (A.S).