Ziarat Imam Ali(as)

Dua After Ziarat Imam Ali(as)َ

In his book of al-Mazar, Sayyid ibn Tawus says: Whenever you offer an obligatory or a supererogatory prayer during your residence in the holy shrine of Imam `Ali Amir al-Mu'minin (‘a), you are recommended to say the following supplication:
اَللَّهُمَّ لاََ بُدَّ مِنْ أَمْرِكَ
allahumma la budda min amrika
O Allah, Your determination is surely unavoidable,
وَلاَ بُدَّ مِنْ قَدَرِكَ
wa la budda min qadarika
Your destiny is unavoidable,
وَلاَ بُدَّ مِنْ قَضَائِكَ
wa la budda min qada'ika
Your act is unavoidable,
وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِكَ
wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa bika
and there is no power and no might except with You.
اَللَّهُمَّ فَمَا قَضَيْتَ عَلَيْنَا مِنْ قَضَاءٍ
allahumma fama qadayta `alayna min qada'in
So, O Allah, whatever act You decide on us
أَوْ قَدَّرْتَ عَلَيْنَا مِنْ قَدَرٍ
aw qaddarta `alayna min qadarin
and whatever decree You make on us,
فَأَعْطِنَا مَعَهُ صَبْراً يَقْهَرُهُ وَيَدْمَغُهُ
fa'a`tina ma`ahu sabran yaqharuhu wa yadmaghuhu
(please do) grant us along with it patience that repels and fends it off
وَٱجْعَلْهُ لَنَا صَاعِداً فِي رِضْوَانِكَ
waj`alhu lana sa`idan fi ridwanika
and make it ascend for our good toward Your Pleasure
يُنْمي فِي حَسَنَاتِنَا وَتَفْضيلِنَا
yunmi fi hasanatina wa tafdilina
so that it shall grow up our rewards, favors,
وَسُؤْدَدِنَا وَشَرَفِنَا
wa su'dadina wa sharafina
tributes, honor,
وَمَجْدِنَا وَنَعْمَائِنَا
wa majdina wa na`ma'ina
glory, boon,
وَكَرَامَتِنَا فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
wa karamatina fi alddunya wal-akhirati
and dignity in this world as well as the world to come.
وَلاَ تَنْقُصْ مِنْ حَسَنَاتِنَا
wa la tanqus min hasanatina
And (please) do not lessen our rewards.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَمَا أَعْطَيْتَنَا مِنْ عَطَاءٍ
allahumma wa ma a`taytana min `ata'in
O Allah, whatever donation You give us,
أَوْ فَضَّلْتَنَا بِهِ مِنْ فَضِيلَةٍ
aw faddaltana bihi min fadilatin
whatever virtue You confer on us,
أَوْ أَكْرَمْتَنَا بِهِ مِنْ كَرَامَةٍ
aw akramtana bihi min karamatin
whatever endowment You bestow on us,
فَأَعْطِنَا مَعَهُ شُكْراً يَقْهَرُهُ وَيَدْمَغُهُ
fa'a`tina ma`ahu shukran yaqharuhu wa yadmaghuhu
(please) grant us with it thanksgiving that repels and fends it off.
وَٱجْعَلْهُ لَنَا صَاعِداً فِي رِضْوَانِكَ
waj`alhu lana sa`idan fi ridwanika
And make it ascend for our good toward Your Pleasure,
وَفِي حَسَنَاتِنَا وَسُؤْدَدِنَا
wa fi hasanatina wa su'dadina
and ascend in our rewards, tribute,
وَشَرَفِنَا وَنَعْمَائِكَ
wa sharafina wa na`ma'ika
honor, Your boon,
وَكَرَامَتِكَ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
wa karamatika fi alddunya wal-akhirati
and Your honoring (us) in this world as well as the world to come.
وَلاَ تَجْعَلْهُ لَنَا أَشَراً وَلاَ بَطَراً
wa la taj`alhu lana asharan wa la bataran
And (please) do not make it to be for us a source of evil, ungratefulness,
وَلاَ فِتْنَةً وَلاَ مَقْتاً
wa la fitnatan wa la maqtan
seditious matter, hatred,
وَلاَ عَذَاباً وَلاَ خِزْياً فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
wa la `adhaban wa la khizyan fi alddunya wal-akhirati
torture, or disgrace in this world as well as the world to come.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَثْرَةِ ٱللِّسَانِ
allahumma inna na`udhu bika min `athrati allisani
O Allah, we do seek Your protection against slips of tongues,
وَسُوءِ ٱلْمَقَامِ
wa su'i almaqami
evil situations,
وَخِفَّةِ ٱلْمِيزَانِ
wa khiffati almizani
and lightness of the Scale.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَلَقِّنَا حَسَنَاتِنَا فِي ٱلْمَمَاتِ
wa laqqina hasanatina fi almamati
make us meet our the rewards of good deeds at the hours of our death,
وَلاَ تُرِنَا أَعْمَالَنَا حَسَرَاتٍ
wa la turina a`malana hasaratin
do not show us the fruits of our deeds as nothing but regrets,
وَلاَ تُخْزِنَا عِنْدَ قَضَائِكَ
wa la tukhzina `inda qada'ika
do not disgrace us when You judge us,
وَلاَ تَفْضَحْنَا بِسَيِّئَاتِنَا يَوْمَ نَلْقَاكَ
wa la tafdahna bisayyi'atina yawma nalqaka
do not expose us because of our evildoings on the Day when we shall meet You,
وَٱجْعَلْ قُلُوبَنَا تَذْكُرُكَ وَلاَ تَنْسَاكَ
waj`al qulubana tadhkuruka wa la tansaka
make our hearts remember You always and never forget You,
وَتَخْشَاكَ كَأَنَّهَا تَرَاكَ حَتَّىٰ نَلْقَاكَ
wa takhshaka ka'annaha taraka hatta talqaka
make our hears fear You as if they can see You until we meet You,
وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَبَدِّلْ سَيِّئَاتِنَا حَسَنَاتٍ
wa baddil sayyi'atina hasanatin
change our evildoings into good deeds,
وَٱجْعَلْ حَسْنَاتِنَا دَرَجَاتٍ
waj`al hasanatina darajatin
make our good deeds to be grades,
وَٱجْعَلْ دَرَجَاتِنَا غُرُفَاتٍ
waj`al darajatina ghurufatin
change our grades into chambers (in Paradise),
وَٱجْعَلْ غُرُفَاتِنَا عَالِيَاتٍ
waj`al ghurufatina `aliyatin
and make our chambers high.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَأَوْسِعْ لِفَقِيرِنَا
allahumma wa awsi` lifaqirina
O Allah, (please do) expand the source of sustenance for our poor people
مِنْ سَعَةِ مَا قَضَيْتَ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِكَ
min sa`ati ma qadayta `ala nafsika
from the expansion that You have taken upon Yourself to make.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
وَمُنَّ عَلَيْنَا بِٱلْهُدَىٰ مَا أَبْقَيْتَنَا
wa munna `alayna bilhuda ma abqaytana
and endue us with true guidance as long as You grant us life,
وَٱلْكَرَامَةِ مَا أَحْيَيْتَنَا
walkaramati ma ahyaytana
with honor as long as You keep us alive,
وَٱلْمَغْفِرَةِ إِذَا تَوَفَّيْتَنَا
walkaramati idha tawaffaytana
with forgiveness when You decide to cease our lifetime,
وَٱلْحِفْظِ فِي مَا بَقِيَ مِنْ عُمْرِنَا
walhifzi fi ma baqiya min `umrina
with protection in the rest of our lifetime,
وَٱلْبَرَكَةِ فِي مَا رَزَقْتَنَا
walbarakati fi ma razaqtana
with blessings in the sustenance that You give us,
وَٱلْعَوْنِ عَلَىٰ مَا حَمَّلْتَنَا
wal`awni `ala ma hammaltana
with help to carry out what You have burdened us with,
وَٱلثَّبَاتِ عَلَىٰ مَا طَوَّقْتَنَا
walththabati `ala ma tawwaqtana
and with steadfastness against what You have imposed on us.
وَلاَ تُؤاخِذْنَا بِظُلْمِنَا
wa la tu'akhidhna bizulmina
And do not punish us for our wrongdoings,
وَلاَ تُقَايِسْنَا بِجَهْلِنَا
wa la tuqayisna bijahlina
do not treat us on basis of our lack of knowledge,
وَلاَ تَسْتَدْرِجْنَا بِخَطَايَانَا
wa la tastadrijna bikhatayana
do not draw us near to destruction gradually on account of our sins,
وَٱجْعَلْ أَحْسَنَ مَا نَقُولُ ثَابِتاً فِي قُلُوبِنَا
waj`al ahsana ma naqulu thabitan fi qulubina
make the best of our words to be firm in our hearts,
وَٱجْعَلْنَا عُظَمَاءَ عِنْدَكَ
waj`alna `uzama'a `indaka
make us to be great persons in Your view
وَأَذِلَّةً فِي أَنْفُسِنَا
wa adhillatan fi anfusina
but humble ones in our own views,
وَٱنْفَعْنَا بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنَا
wanfa`na bima `allamtana
make that which You have taught us to benefit us,
وَزِدْنَا عِلْماً نَافِعاً
wa zidna `ilman nafi`an
and increase us with useful knowledge.
وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ قَلْبٍ لاََ يَخْشَعُ
wa a`udhu bika min qalbin la yakhsha`u
And I seek Your protection against a heart that does not submit (to You),
وَمِنْ عَيْنٍ لاََ تَدْمَعُ
wa min `aynin la tadma`u
an eye that does not shed tears (for fear of You),
وَمِنْ صَلاَةٍ لاََ تُقْبَلُ
wa min salatin la tuqbalu
and a prayer that is not admitted (by You).
أَجِرْنَا مِنْ سُوءِ الْفِتَنِ
ajirna min su'i alfitani
(Please do) rescue us from the evil seditious matters,
يَا وَلِيَّ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
ya waliyya alddunya wal-akhirati
O Manager of this world and the world to come.