Ya Allahu'l-Mustaghath

From Mme. Khan’s Pilgrim’s Notes, Feb 23, 1938:

To be prayed or repeated 1000 times between midnight and dawn for 9 or 19 nights (though to use the prayer once daily or even 9 or 19 times is enough). It seems infallible, even marvellous in power. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said it for 3 days just before WW2 ended:

Ya Allau’l-Mustagath!

O God Our Deliverer, whom we invoke in times of extreme need, danger, or crisis!

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, p. 38

The meaning of Mustaghath is: 'He Who is invoked for help.’

Shoghi Effendi, Lights of Guidance, p. 478

Concerning the phrase "Yá Allahu'l-Mustaghath", this is an invocation revealed by the Báb. He prescribed it for recitation by His followers in times of trouble and difficulty. Shoghi Effendi has translated the word "Mustaghath" as "He who is invoked for help".

Universal House of Justice, 25 Nov 1999

In the Writings of the Báb, "Mustaghath" refers to Bahá’u’lláh, and "the time of 'Mustaghath'" refers to the time of Bahá’u’lláh's Dispensation."

Universal House of Justice, 25 Nov 1999

Mustaghath literally means "He Who is invoked. It denotes the cycle of every Divine Manifestation, referred to in the writings of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.

Universal House of Justice, 25 Nov 1999

The Báb used these terms when He addressed the possible opposition of the divines and people of the Bayán to the coming Revelation. You may wish to study other references to “the mystery of the ‘Mustagháth’” in the Bahá’í Writings, such as The Kitáb-i-Íqán

(Wilmette: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1983), pages 229–30, God Passes By (Wilmette:

Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1987), page 27; and The Dawn-Breakers: Nabíl’s Narrative

of the Early Days of the Bahá’í Revelation (Wilmette: Bahá’í Publishing Trust,

1974), pages 304–305.

Universal House of Justice, 28 December 2001