Dua 'Aaliya Madhameen

دعاء عالي المضامين

Dua 'Aaliya Madhameen

Supplication of Lofty Meaning

This form of supplication can be recited after visiting all the Holy Imams (peace be upon them). Sayyid Ibn Tawus, in his book of Misbah al-Zair, has mentioned this supplicatory prayer to be said directly after Ziyarah Aimmatul Momineen in particular.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي زُرْتُ هٰذَا ٱلْإِمَامَ
allahumma inni zurtu hadha al-imama
O Allah, I am visiting this Imam
مُقِرّاً بِإِمَامَتِهِ
muqirran bi'imamatihi
confessing his Imamate
مُعْتَقِداً لِفَرْضِ طَاعَتِهِ
mu`taqidan lifardi ta`atihi
and believing in the obligation of the obedience to him;
فَقَصَدْتُ مَشْهَدَهُ بِذُنُوبِي وَعُيُوبِي
faqasadtu mashhadahu bidhunubi wa `uyubi
therefore, I have betaken myself to his shrine in spite of all of my sins, defects,
وَمُوبِقَاتِ آثَامِي
wa mubiqati athami
the perils of my wrongdoings,
وَكَثْرَةِ سَيِّئَاتِي وَخَطَايَايَ
wa kathrati sayyi'ati wa khatayaya
my numerous misdeeds and faults,
وَمَا تَعْرِفُهُ مِنِّي
wa ma ta`rifuhu minni
and whatsoever You know about me;
مُسْتَجِيراً بِعَفْوِكَ
mustajiran bi`afwika
taking shelter in Your amnesty,
مُسْتَعِيذاً بِحِلْمِكَ
musta`idhan bihilmika
seeking refuge of Your forbearance,
رَاجِياً رَحْمَتَكَ
rajiyan rahmataka
hoping for Your mercy,
لاَجِئاً إِلَىٰ رُكْنِكَ
laji'an ila ruknika
resorting to Your asylum,
عَائِذاً بِرَأْفَتِكَ
`a'idhan bira'fatika
seeking the protection of Your compassion,
مُسْتَشْفِعاً بِوَلِيِّكَ وَٱبْنِ أَوْلِيَائِكَ
mustashfi`an biwaliyyika wabni awliya'ika
seeking the intercession of Your vicegerent and the son (If this supplication is said at the holy shrine of Imam `Ali (`a), the word ‘wabni (and the son)’ must be changed into ‘wa abi (and the father)’.) of Your vicegerent,
وَصَفِيِّكَ وَٱبْنِ أَصْفِيَائِكَ
wa safiyyika wsbni asfiya'ika
Your choicest servant and the son of Your choicest servants,
وَأَمِينِكَ وَٱبْنِ أُمَنَائِكَ
wa aminika wabni umana'ika
Your trustee and the son of Your trustees,
وَخَلِيفَتِكَ وَٱبْنِ خُلَفَائِكَ
wa khalifatika wabni khulafa'ika
and Your representative and the son of Your representatives,
ٱلَّذِينَ جَعَلْتَهُمُ ٱلْوَسِيلَةَ إِلَىٰ رَحْمَتِكَ وَرِضْوَانِكَ
alladhina ja`altahum alwasilata ila rahmatika wa ridwanika
whom You have made the means to approach Your mercy and pleasure
وَٱلذَّرِيعَةَ إِلَىٰ رَأْفَتِكَ وَغُفْرَانِكَ
waldhdhari`ata ila ra'fatika wa ghufranika
and the channels to Your compassion and forgiveness.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَأَوَّلُ حَاجَتِي إِلَيْكَ
allahumma wa awwalu hajati ilayka
O Allah, my first need from You
أَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي مَا سَلَفَ مِنْ ذُنُوبِي عَلَىٰ كَثْرَتِهَا
an taghfira li ma salafa min dhunubi `ala kathratiha
is that I implore You to forgive all of my previous sins although they are numerous,
وَأَنْ تَعْصِمَنِي فِيمَا بَقِيَ مِنْ عُمْرِي
wa an ta`simani fima baqiya min `umri
to protect me (against sinning) in my coming lifetime,
وَتُطَهِّرَ دِينِي مِمَّا يُدَنِّسُهُ
wa tutahhira dini mimma yudannisuhu
to purify my religion from whatsoever stains,
وَيَشِينُهُ وَيُزْرِي بِهِ
wa yashinuhu wa yuzri bihi
disgraces, or degrades it,
وَتَحْمِيَهُ مِنَ ٱلرَّيْبِ وَٱلشَّكِّ
wa tahmiyahu min alrraybi walshshakki
to save it from suspect, doubt,
وَٱلْفَسَادِ وَٱلشِّرْكِ
walfasadi walshshirki
corruption, and blasphemy,
وَتُثَبِّتَنِي عَلَىٰ طَاعَتِكَ
wa tuthabbitani `ala ta`atika
to make me stand firm on the obedience to You,
وَطَاعَةِ رَسُولِكَ
wa ta`ati rasulika
to Your Messenger,
وَذُرِّيَّتِهِ ٱلنُّجَبَاءِ ٱلسُّعَدَاءِ
wa dhurriyyatihi alnnujaba'i alssu`ada'i
and to his Progeny the pure and happy,
صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِمْ
salawatuka `alayhim
may Your blessings be upon them
وَرَحْمَتُكَ وَسَلاَمُكَ وَبَرَكَاتُكَ
wa rahmatuka wa salamuka wa barakatuka
as well as Your mercy, peace, and favors,
وَتُحْيِيَنِي مَا أَحْيَيْتَنِي عَلَىٰ طَاعَتِهِمْ
wa tuhyiyani ma ahyaytani `ala ta`atihim
to make me live as long as You grant me life on the obedience to them,
وَتُمِيتَنِي إِذَا أَمَتَّنِي عَلَىٰ طَاعَتِهِمْ
wa tumitani idha amattani `ala ta`atihim
to make me die, when You decide so, on the obedience to them,
وَأَنْ لاَ تَمْحُوَ مِنْ قَلْبِي مَوَدَّتَهُمْ وَمَحَبَّتَهُمْ
wa an la tamhuwa min qalbi mawaddatahum wa mahabbatahum
and not to erase from my heart my love and affection for them,
وَبُغْضَ أَعْدَائِهِمْ
wa bughda a`da'ihim
my aversion to their enemies,
وَمُرَافَقَةَ أَوْلِيَائِهِمْ وَبِرَّهُمْ
wa murafaqata awliya'ihim wa birrahum
my companionship of their adherents, and my acting piously towards them.
وَأَسْأَلُكَ يَا رَبِّ أَنْ تَقْبَلَ ذٰلِكَ مِنِّي
wa as'aluka ya rabbi an taqbala dhalika minni
I also beseech You, O my Lord, to accept all that from me,
وَتُحَبِّبَ إِلَيَّ عِبَادَتَكَ
wa tuhabbiba ilayya `ibadataka
to endear my worshipping You to myself,
وَٱلْمُوَاظَبَةَ عَلَيْهَا
walmuwazabata `alayha
to endue me with perseverance in worship,
وَتُنَشِّطَنِي لَهَا
wa tunashshitani laha
to make me active in it,
وَتُبَغِّضَ إِلَيَّ مَعَاصِيَكَ وَمَحَارِمَكَ
wa tubaghghida ilayya ma`asiyaka wa maharimaka
to make me loathe acts of disobedience to You and acts that You deemed forbidden,
وَتَدْفَعَنِي عَنْهَا
wa tadfa`ani `anha
to take me away from these acts,
وَتُجَنِّبَنِي ٱلتَّقْصِيرَ فِي صَلَوَاتِي
wa tujannbani alttaqsira fi salawati
to save me against negligence of my prayers,
وَٱلْٱِسْتِهَانَةَ بِهَا
walistihanata biha
belittling them,
وَٱلتَّرَاخِيَ عَنْهَا
walttarakhiya `anha
and slackening in their performance,
وَتُوَفِّقَنِي لِتَأْدِيَتِهَا كَمَا فَرَضْتَ وَأَمَرْتَ بِهِ
wa tuwaffiqani lita'diyatiha kama faradta wa amarta bihi
to lead me to perform them as perfect as You have made incumbent upon me and as You have commanded
عَلَىٰ سُنَّةِ رَسُولِكَ
`ala sunnati rasulika
according to the traditions of Your Messenger,
صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salawatuka `alayhi wa alihi
may Your blessings be upon him and his Household
وَرَحْمَتُكَ وَبَرَكَاتُكَ
wa rahmatuka wa barakatuka
as well as Your mercy and favors,
خُضُوعاً وَخُشُوعاً
khudu`an wa khushu`an
with submission and reverence,
وَتَشْرَحَ صَدْرِي لِإِيتَاءِ ٱلزَّكَاةِ
wa tashraha sadri li'ita'i alzzakati
to expand my breast for defraying the poor-rate,
وَإِعْطَاءِ ٱلصَّدَقَاتِ
wa i`ta'i alssadaqati
giving alms,
وَبَذْلِ ٱلْمَعْرُوفِ
wa badhli alma`rufi
giving charity,
وَٱلْإِحْسَانِ إِلَىٰ شِيعَةِ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wal-ihsani ila shi`ati ali muhammadin
and doing favors to the adherents of the Household of Muhammad,
عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ وَمُوَاسَاتِهِمْ
`alayhim alssalamu wa muwasatihim
peace be upon them, and for consoling them.
وَلاَ تَتَوَفَّانِي إِلاَّ بَعْدَ أَنْ تَرْزُقَنِي حِجَّ بَيْتِكَ ٱلْحَرَامِ
wa la tatawaffani illa ba`da an tarzuqani hajja baytika alharami
Do not take me up (i.e. cause me to die) before You bestow upon me with the favor of going on pilgrimage to Your Sacred House
وَزِيَارَةَ قَبْرِ نَبِيِّكَ
wa ziyarata qabri nabiyyika
and to the tomb of Your Prophet
وَقُبُورِ ٱلأَئِمَّةِ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
wa quburi al-a'immati `alayhim alssalamu
and the tombs of the Imams, peace be upon them.
وَأَسْأَلُكَ يَا رَبِّ تَوْبَةً نَصُوحاً تَرْضَاهَا
wa as'aluka ya rabbi tawbatan nasuhan tardaha
I also beseech You, O Lord, to grant me a sincere repentance that You accept,
وَنِيَّةً تَحْمَدُهَا
wa niyyatan tahmaduha
an intention that You praise,
وَعَمَلاً صَالِحاً تَقْبَلُهُ
wa `amalan salihan taqbaluhu
and righteous deed that You admit,
وَأَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي وَتَرْحَمَنِي إِذَا تَوَفَّيْتَنِي
wa an taghfira li wa tarhamani idha tawaffaytani
to forgive me and have mercy upon me when You take me up,
وَتُهَوِّنَ عَلَيَّ سَكَرَاتِ ٱلْمَوْتِ
wa tuhawwina `alayya sakarati almawti
to make easy for me the agonies of death,
وَتَحْشُرَنِي فِي زُمْرَةِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
wa tahshurani fi zumrati muhammadin wa alihi
to include me with the group of Muhammad and his Household,
صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمْ
salawatu allahi `alayhi wa `alayhim
peace of Allah be upon him and them,
وَتُدْخِلَنِي ٱلْجَنَّةَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ
wa tudkhilani aljannata birahmatika
to allow me to enter Paradise out of Your mercy,
وَتَجْعَلَ دَمْعِي غَزِيراً فِي طَاعَتِكَ
wa taj`ala dam`i ghaziran fi ta`atika
to make me shed heavy tears as obeisance to You,
وَعَبْرَتِي جَارِيَةً فِيمَا يُقَرِّبُنِي مِنْكَ
wa `abrati jariyatan fima yuqarribuni minka
to make my tears always run down in acts that draw me near You,
وَقَلْبِي عَطُوفاً عَلَىٰ أَوْلِيَائِكَ
wa qalbi `atufan `ala awliya'ika
to make my heart sympathetic towards Your intimate servants,
وَتَصُونَنِي فِي هٰذِهِ ٱلدُّنْيَا
wa tasunani fi hadhihi alddunya
to save me in this worldly life
مِنَ ٱلْعَاهَاتِ وَٱلآفَاتِ
min al`ahati wal-afati
from handicaps, epidemics,
وَٱلْأَمْرَاضِ ٱلشَّدِيدَةِ
wal-amradi alshshadidati
incurable diseases,
وَٱلْأَسْقَامِ ٱلْمُزْمِنَةِ
wal-asqami almuzminati
chronic illnesses,
وَجَمِيعِ أَنْوَاعِ ٱلْبَلاَءِ وَٱلْحَوَادِثِ
wa jami`i anwa`i albala'i walhawadithi
and all sorts of misfortunes and catastrophes.
وَتَصْرِفَ قَلْبِي عَنِ ٱلْحَرَامِ
wa tasrifa qalbi `an alharami
[I also beseech You to] cause my heart to turn away from the forbidden (acts and things),
وَتُبَغِّضَ إِلَيَّ مَعَاصِيَكَ
wa tubaghghida ilayya ma`asiyaka
make me hate acts of disobedience to You,
وَتُحَبِّبَ إِلَيَّ الْحَلاَلَ
wa tuhabbiba ilayya alhalala
make me love the legally gotten sustenance
وَتَفْتَحَ لِي أَبْوَابَهُ
wa taftaha li abwabahu
open its doors before me,
وَتُثَبِّتَ نِيَّتِي وَفِعْلِي عَلَيْهِ
wa tuthabbita niyyati wa fi`li `alayhi
make firm my intention and my deeds on it,
وَتَمُدَّ فِي عُمْرِي
wa tamudda fi `umri
extend my lifetime,
وَتُغْلِقَ أَبْوَابَ ٱلْمِحَنِ عَنِّي
wa tughliqa abwaba almihani `anni
and close the doors of adversaries before me.
وَلاَ تَسْلُبَنِي مَا مَنَنْتَ بِهِ عَلَيَّ
wa la taslubani ma mananta bihi `alayya
(Please) do not deprive me of whatsoever You have favored upon me,
وَلاَ تَسْتَرِدَّ شَيْئًا مِمَّا أَحْسَنْتَ بِهِ إِلَيَّ
wa la tastaridda shay'an mimma ahsanta bihi ilayya
do not take back from me the graces that You have granted me,
وَلاَ تَنْزِعَ مِنِّي ٱلنِّعَمَ ٱلَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ بِهَا عَلَيَّ
wa la tanzi` minniya alnni`ama allati an`amta biha `alayya
do not strip me of the elegances that You have conferred upon me;
وَتَزِيدَ فِيمَا خَوَّلْتَنِي
wa tazida fima khawwaltani
[rather, please] increase that which You have authorized me to possess,
وَتُضَاعِفَهُ أَضْعَافاً مُضَاعَفَةً
wa tuda`ifahu ad`afan muda`afatan
expand it many folds for me,
وَتَرْزُقَنِي مَالاً كَثِيراً
wa tarzuqani malan kathiran
and provide me with fortune that is very much,
وَاسِعاً سَائِغاً
wasi`an sa'ighan
spacious, agreeable,
هَنِيئاً نَامِياً وَافِياً
hani'an namiyan wafiyan
joyful, growing, and satisfactory,
وَعِزّاً بَاقِياً كَافِياً
wa `izzan baqiyan kafiyan
and with dignity that is everlasting and sufficient,
وَجَاهاً عَرِيضاً مَنِيعاً
wa jahan `aridan mani`an
and with prestige that is outgoing and overwhelming,
وَنِعْمَةً سَابِغَةً عَامَّةً
wa ni`matan sabighatan `ammatan
and with bounty that is flowing and broad.
وَتُغْنِيَنِي بِذٰلِكَ عَنِ ٱلْمَطَالِبِ ٱلْمُنَكَّدَةِ
wa tughniyani bidhalika `an almatalibi almunakkadati
Through all that, (please) make me dispense with the humiliating appeals
وَٱلْمَوَارِدِ ٱلصَّعْبَةِ
walmawaridi alssa`bati
and unreachable sources,
وَتُخَلِّصَنِي مِنْهَا مُعَافىًٰ
wa tukhallisani minha mu`afan
save me from them with good health
فِي دِينِي وَنَفْسِي وَوَلَدِي
fi dini wa nafsi wa waladi
as regards my religion, self, sons,
وَمَا أَعْطَيْتَنِي وَمَنَحْتَنِي
wa ma a`taytani wa manahtani
and whatsoever You have given and granted me,
وَتَحْفَظَ عَلَيَّ مَالِي
wa tahfaza `alayya mali
preserve for me my properties
وَجَمِيعَ مَا خَوَّلْتَنِي
wa jami`a ma khawwaltani
and whatsoever You have put under my disposal,
وَتَقْبِضَ عَنِّي أَيْدِيَ ٱلْجَبَابِرَةِ
wa taqbida `anni aydiya aljababirati
watch me against the hands of the tyrants,
وَتَرُدَّنِي إِلَىٰ وَطَنِي
wa taruddani ila watani
take me back to my homeland (safely),
وَتُبَلِّغَنِي نِهَايَةَ أَمَلِي فِي دُنْيَايَ وَآخِرَتِي
wa tuballighani nihayata amali fi dunyaya wa akhirati
confer upon me the utmost of my hope in my worldly life and the Hereafter,
وَتَجْعَلَ عَاقِبَةَ أَمْرِي مَحْمُودَةً حَسَنَةً سَلِيمَةً
wa taj`ala `aqibata amri mahmudatan hasanatan salimatan
make the consequence of my conducts praiseworthy, good, and sound,
وَتَجْعَلَنِي رَحِيبَ ٱلصَّدْرِ
wa taj`alani rahiba alssadri
make me broadminded,
وَاسِعَ ٱلْحَالِ
wasi`a alhali
well-off,
حَسَنَ ٱلْخُلُقِ
hasana alkhuluqi
and well-mannered,
بَعِيداً مِنَ ٱلْبُخْلِ وَٱلْمَنْعِ
ba`idan min albukhli walman`i
[and take me] away from miserliness, stinginess.
وَٱلنِّفَاقِ وَٱلْكِذْبِ
walnnifaqi walkidhbi
hypocrisy, fabrication,
وَٱلْبَهْتِ وَقَوْلِ ٱلزُّورِ
walbahti wa qawli alzzuri
slander, and perjury.
وَتُرْسِخَ فِي قَلْبِي مَحَبَّةَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَشِيعَتِهِمْ
wa tursikha fi qalbi mahabbata muhammadin wa ali muhammadin wa shi`atihim
[Please] make firm in my heart the love for Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad and their adherents (Shi`ah).
وَتَحْرُسَنِي يَا رَبِّ فِي نَفْسِي وَأَهْلِي
wa tahrusani ya rabbi fi nafsi wa ahli
O Lord, guard me, my family,
وَمَالِي وَوَلَدِي
wa mali wa waladi
my properties, my sons,
وَأَهْلِ حُزَانَتِي وَإِخْوَانِي
wa ahli huzanati wa ikhwani
those who are under my custody, my brothers,
وَأَهْلِ مَوَدَّتِي وَذُرِّيَّتِي
wa ahli mawaddati wa dhurriyyati
those whom I love, and my offspring
بِرَحْمَتِكَ وَجُودِكَ
birahmatika wa judika
in the name of Your mercy and Magnanimity.
اَللَّهُمَّ هٰذِهِ حَاجَاتِي عِنْدَكَ
allahumma hadhihi hajati `indaka
O Allah, these are my needs from You.
وَقَدِ ٱسْتَكْثَرْتُهَا لِلُؤْمِي وَشُحِّي
wa qad istakthartuha lilu'mi wa shuhhi
Out of my meanness and avarice, I have considered these needs great,
وَهِيَ عِنْدَكَ صَغِيرَةٌ حَقِيرَةٌ
wa hiya `indaka saghiratun haqiratun
while in Your view the are insignificantly small
وَعَلَيْكَ سَهْلَةٌ يَسِيرَةٌ
wa `alayka sahlatun yasiratun
and they are easy and effortless for You.
فَأَسْأَلُكَ بِجَاهِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
fa'as'aluka bijahi muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
I thus beseech You in the name of the standing of Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ عِنْدَكَ
`alayhi wa `alayhim alssalamu `indaka
peace be upon him and them, in Your view,
وَبِحَقِّهِمْ عَلَيْكَ
wa bihaqqihim `alayka
in the name of Your duty towards You,
وَبِمَا أَوْجَبْتَ لَهُمْ
wa bima awjabta lahum
in the name of what You have made incumbent upon Yourself towards them,
وَبِسَائِرِ أَنْبِيَائِكَ وَرُسُلِكَ
wa bisa'iri anbiya'ika wa rusulika
in the name of Your other Prophets and Messengers,
وَأَصْفِيَائِكَ وَأَوْلِيَائِكَ
wa asfiya'ika wa awliya'ika
in the name of Your choicest ones and intimate servants
ٱلْمُخْلَصِينَ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ
almukhlasina min `ibadika
whom You have selected over others for worshipping You,
وَبِٱسْمِكَ ٱلْأَعْظَمِ ٱلْأَعْظَمِ
wa bismika al-a`zami al-a`zami
and in the name of Your Grand, Substantial Name,
لَمَّا قَضَيْتَهَا كُلَّهَا
lamma qadaytaha kullaha
(I beseech You by all these) to grant me all of my requests,
وَأَسْعَفْتَنِي بِهَا
wa as`aftani biha
to relieve me through settling them for me,
وَلَمْ تُخَيِّبْ أَمَلِي وَرَجَائِي
wa lam tukhayyib amali wa raja'i
and not to disappoint nor let me down.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَشَفِّعْ صَاحِبَ هٰذَا ٱلْقَبْرِ فِيَّ
allahumma wa shaffi` sahiba hadha alqabri fiyya
O Allah, (please) accept the one in this tomb as my interceder before You.
يَا سَيِّدِي يَا وَلِيَّ ٱللَّهِ يَا أَمِينَ ٱللَّهِ
ya sayyidi ya waliyya allahi ya amina allahi
O my Master! O Allah’s vicegerent! O Allah’s trustee!
أَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تَشْفَعَ لِي إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ
as'aluka an tashfa`a li ila allahi `azza wa jalla
I beseech you to intercede for me before Allah the Almighty and All-majestic
فِي هٰذِهِ ٱلْحَاجَاتِ كُلِّهَا
fi hadhihi alhajati kulliha
so that He may approve of and grant me all of my requests
بِحَقِّ آبَائِكَ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ
bihaqqi aba'ika alttahirina
in the name of Your Immaculate fathers
وَبِحَقِّ أَوْلاَدِكَ ٱلْمُنْتَجَبِينَ
wa bihaqqi awladika almuntajabina
and in the name of Your well-selected sons.
فَإِنَّ لَكَ عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ تَقَدَّسَتْ أَسْمَاؤُهُ
fa'inna laka `inda allahi taqaddasat asma'uhu
Verily, you enjoy in the view of Allah, sacred be His Names,
ٱلْمَنْزِلَةَ ٱلشَّرِيفَةَ
almanzilata alshsharifata
an honorable standing,
وَٱلْمَرْتَبَةَ ٱلْجَلِيلَةَ
walmartabata aljalilata
a lofty rank,
وَٱلْجَاهَ ٱلْعَرِيضَ
waljaha al`arida
and a spacious regard.
اَللَّهُمَّ لَوْ عَرَفْتُ مَنْ هُوَ أَوْجَهُ عِنْدَكَ
allahumma law `araftu man huwa awjahu `indaka
O Allah, had I known a person more acceptable in Your view
مِنْ هٰذَا ٱلإِمَامِ
min hadha al-imami
than this Imam
وَمِنْ آبَاءِهِ وَأَبْنَاءِهِ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ
wa min aba'ihi wa abna'ihi alttahirina
and his immaculate fathers and sons,
عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ وَٱلصَّلاَةُ
`alayhim alssalamu walssalatu
peace and blessings be upon them,
لَجَعَلْتُهُمْ شُفَعَائِي
laja`altuhum shufa`a'i
I would have chosen them to be my interceders (before You)
وَقَدَّمْتُهُمْ أَمَامَ حَاجَتِي وَطَلِبَاتِي هٰذِهِ
wa qaddamtuhum amama hajati wa talibati hadhihi
and I would have introduced them as means by whom I would put before You my needs and requests.
فَٱسْمَعْ مِنِّي
fasma` minni
Therefore, (please) hear from me,
وَٱسْتَجِبْ لِي
wastajib li
respond to me,
وَٱفْعَلْ بِي مَا أَنْتَ أَهْلُهُ
waf`al bi ma anta ahluhu
and do to me that which You alone are worthy to do.
يَا أَرْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most merciful of all those who show mercy.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَمَا قَصُرَتْ عَنْهُ مَسْأَلَتِي
allahumma wa ma qasurat `anhu mas'alati
O Allah, as regards the needs that my requests have not included,
وَعَجَزَتْ عَنْهُ قُوَّتِي
wa `ajazat `anhu quwwati
the things that I am too powerless to do,
وَلَمْ تَبْلُغْهُ فِطْنَتِي
wa lam tablughhu fitnati
and the things that I am not too clever to mention,
مِنْ صَالِحِ دِينِي وَدُنْيَايَ وَآخِرَتِي
min salihi dini wa dunyaya wa akhirati
among the things that prosper my religion, worldly life, and next life;
فَٱمْنُنْ بِهِ عَلَيَّ
famnun bihi `alayya
(please) confer upon me with these,
وَٱحْفَظْنِي وَٱحْرُسْنِي
wahfazni wahrusni
protect me, guard me,
وَهَبْ لِي وَٱغْفِرْ لِي
wa hab li waghfir li
bestow upon me (with Your favors), and forgive me.
وَمَنْ أَرَادَنِي بِسُوءٍ أَوْ مَكْرُوهٍ
wa man aradani bisu'in aw makruhin
As for any one who intends evil or wickedness to me,
مِنْ شَيْطَانٍ مَرِيدٍ
min shaytanin maridin
such as a rebellious devil,
أَوْ سُلْطَانٍ عَنِيدٍ
aw sultanin `anidin
a tyrant ruler,
أَوْ مُخَالِفٍ فِي دِينٍ
aw mukhalifin fi dinin
a dissident miscreant,
أَوْ مُنَازِعٍ فِي دُنْيَا
aw munazi`in fi dunya
a rival in a worldly affair,
أَوْ حَاسِدٍ عَلَيَّ نِعْمَةً
aw hasidin `alayya ni`matan
one who envies me for a grace,
أَوْ ظَالِمٍ أَوْ بَاغٍ
aw zalimin aw baghin
an unjust individual, or a despot;
فَٱقْبِضْ عَنِّي يَدَهُ
faqbid `anni yadahu
then (please) make their hands too short to catch me,
وَٱصْرِفْ عَنِّي كَيْدَهُ
wasrif `anni kaydahu
take away their plots against me,
وَٱشْغَلْهُ عَنِّي بِنَفْسِهِ
washghalhu `anni binafsihi
preoccupy them against me with their own affairs,
وَٱكْفِنِي شَرَّهُ
wakfini sharrahu
save me from their evils
وَشَرَّ أَتْبَاعِهِ وَشَيَاطِينِهِ
wa sharra atba`ihi wa shayatinihi
and the evils of their followers and devils,
وَأَجِرْنِي مِنْ كُلِّ مَا يَضُرُّنِي وَيُجْحِفُ بِي
wa ajirni min kulli ma yadurruni wa yujhifu bi
stand by me against whatsoever may harm and do injustice to me,
وَأَعْطِنِي جَمِيعَ ٱلْخَيْرِ كُلِّهِ
wa a`tini jami`a alkhayri kullihi
and (please) grant me the entire goodness
مِمَّا أَعْلَمُ وَمِمَّا لاَ أَعْلَمُ
mimma a`lamu wa mimma la a`lamu
whether I know or I do not.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad
وَٱغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ
waghfir li wa liwalidayya
and forgive me, my parents,
وَ لِإِخْوَانِي وَأَخَوَاتِي
wa li'ikhwani wa akhawati
my brothers, my sisters,
وَأَعْمَامِي وَعَمَّاتِي
wa a`mami wa `ammati
my (paternal) uncles, my (paternal) aunts,
وَأَخْوَالِي وَخَالاَتِي
wa akhwali wa khalati
my (maternal) uncles, my (maternal) aunts,
وَأَجْدَادِي وَجَدَّاتِي
wa ajdadi wa jaddati
my forefathers, my foremothers,
وَأَوْلاَدِهِمْ وَذَرَارِيهِمْ
wa awladihim wa dhararihim
their descendants, their offspring,
وَأَزْوَاجِي وَذُرِّيَاتِي
wa azwaji wa dhurriyyati
my spouse(s), my offspring,
وَأَقْرِبَائِي وَأَصْدِقَائِي
wa aqriba'i wa asdiqa'i
my relatives, my friends,
وَجِيرَانِي وَإِخْوَانِي فِيكَ
wa jirani wa ikhwani fika
my neighbors, my brothers-in-faith
مِنْ أَهْلِ ٱلشَّرْقِ وَٱلْغَرْبِ
min ahli alshsharqi walgharbi
from the people of the east and the west (of the earth),
وَلِجَمِيعِ أَهْلِ مَوَدَّتِي
wa lijami`i ahli mawaddati
all those whom I love
مِنَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ
min almu'minina walmu'minati
among the believing men and women,
ٱلْأَحْيَاءِ مِنْهُمْ وَٱلْأَمْوَاتِ
al-ahya'i minhum wal-amwati
be they alive or dead,
وَلِجَمِيعِ مَنْ عَلَّمَنِي خَيْراً
wa lijami`i man `allamani khayran
all those who have ever taught me an item of decency,
أَوْ تَعَلَّمَ مِنِّي عِلْماً
aw ta`allama minni `ilman
and those who have received from me an item of knowledge.
اَللَّهُمَّ أَشْرِكْهُمْ فِي صَالِحِ دُعَائِي
allahumma ashrik-hum fi salihi du`a'i
O Allah, make all these have a share in my best supplications to You
وَزِيَارَتِي لِمَشْهَدِ حُجَّتِكَ وَوَلِيِّكَ
wa ziyarati limashhadi hujjatika wa waliyyika
and in my (ritual) pilgrimages to the shrine of Your Argument and Your vicegerent;
وَأَشْرِكْنِي فِي صَالِحِ أَدْعِيَتِهِمْ
wa ashrikni fi salihi ad`iyatihim
make me have a share in the best of their supplications,
بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
birahmatika ya arhama alrrahimina
in the name of Your mercy, O most merciful of all those who show mercy.
وَبَلِّغْ وَلِيَّكَ مِنْهُمُ ٱلسَّلاَمَ
wa balligh waliyyaka minhum alssalama
Convey their greetings to Your vicegerent.
وَٱلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa alssalamu `alayka wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Peace and Allah's mercy and blessings be upon you.
يَا سَيِّدِي يَا مَوْلاَيَ، يَا
ya sayyidi ya mawlaya ya…
O my master, O my leader; O…(You should here mention the name of the Imam you are visiting.)
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ
salla allahu `alayka
may Allah bless you,
وَعَلَىٰ رُوحِكَ وَبَدَنِكَ
wa `ala ruhika wa badanika
your soul, and your body;
أَنْتَ وَسِيلَتِي إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ
anta wasilati ila allahi
you are my means to approach Allah
وَذَرِيعَتِي إِلَيْهِ
wa dhari`ati ilayhi
and my way towards Him;
وَلِي حَقُّ مُوَالاَتِي وَتَأْمِيلِي
wa li haqqu muwalati wa ta'mili
and I enjoy the right of my loyalty to you and the right of my putting my entire hope in you;
فَكُنْ شَفِيعِي إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ
fakun shafi`i ila allahi `azza wa jalla
therefore, be my interceder before Allah the Almighty and All-majestic
فِي ٱلْوُقُوفِ عَلَىٰ قِصَّتِي هٰذِهِ
fi alwuqufi `ala qissati hadhihi
so that He shall regard my story (that I have just told)
وَصَرْفِي عَنْ مَوْقِفِي هٰذَا بِٱلنُّجْحِ
wa sarfi `an mawqifi hadha bilnnujhi
and so that He shall decide success to be the result of all of my requests in this situation of mine
بِمَا سَأَلْتُهُ كُلِّهِ بِرَحْمَتِهِ وَقُدْرَتِهِ
bima sa'altuhu kullihi birahmatihi wa qudratihi
that I have besought from Him, out of His mercy and omnipotence.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱرْزُقْنِي عَقْلاً كَامِلاً
allahumma irzuqni `aqlan kamilan
O Allah, (please) bestow upon me a perfect intellectuality,
وَلُبّاً رَاجِحاً
wa lubban rajihan
a sagacious reason,
وَعِزّاً بَاقِياً
wa `izzan baqiyan
an everlasting might,
وَقَلْباً زَكِيّاً
wa qalban zakiyyan
a pure heart,
وَعَمَلاً كَثِيراً
wa `amalan kathiran
a very much deed,
وَأَدَباً بَارِعاً
wa adaban bari`an
and excellent manners;
وَٱجْعَلْ ذٰلِكَ كُلَّهُ لِي
waj`al dhalika kullahu li
decide all these to be for my good,
وَلاَ تَجْعَلْهُ عَلَيَّ
wa la taj`alhu `alayya
but do not make them stand against me;
بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
birahmatika ya arhama alrrahimina
in the name of Your mercy, O most merciful of all those who show mercy.