Isteghasa

Isteghasa "salamu allahi alkamilu alttammu"

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In his book of al-Kalim al-Tayyib, Sayyid `Ali Khan says, “The following is a form of seeking aid from The Argument of Allah and the Patron of the Age (Imam al-Mahdi)—peace be upon him: Wherever you are, you may offer a two-unit prayer, reading Surah al-Fatihah and any other one in each unit. Yet, it is advisable to read Surah al-Fath (No. 48) in the first unit and Surah al-Nasr (No. 110) in the second. You may then stand up, facing the kiblah direction under the sky and then say the following:

سَلاَمُ ٱللَّهِ ٱلْكَامِلُ ٱلتَّامُّ
salamu allahi alkamilu alttammu
Peace of Allah—perfect, complete,
ٱلشَّامِلُ ٱلْعَامُّ
alshshamilu al`ammu
comprehensive, and thorough;
وَصَلَوَاتُهُ ٱلدَّائِمَةُ
wa salawatuhu aldda'imatu
and His endless benedictions
وَبَرَكَاتُهُ ٱلْقَائِمَةُ ٱلتَّامَّةُ
wa barakatuhu alqa'imatu alttammatu
and His everlasting, perfect blessings
عَلَىٰ حُجَّةِ ٱللَّهِ
`ala hujjati allahi
be upon the Argument of Allah,
وَوَلِيِّهِ فِي ارْضِهِ وَبِلادِهِ
wa waliyyihi fi ardihi wa biladihi
His representative in His lands and realm,
وَخَلِيفَتِهِ عَلَىٰ خَلْقِهِ وَعِبَادِهِ
wa khalifatihi `ala khalqihi wa `ibadihi
His viceroy among His creatures and servants,
وَسُلالَةِ ٱلنُّبُوَّةِ
wa sulalati alnnubuwwati
the offspring of Prophethood,
وَبَقِيَّةِ ٱلْعِتْرَةِ وَٱلصَّفْوَةِ
wa baqiyyati al`itrati walssafwati
the completion of the (Holy) Progeny and the Choice Ones,
صَاحِبِ ٱلزَّمَانِ
sahibi alzzamani
the Patron of the Age,
وَمُظْهِرِ ٱلإِيـمَانِ
wa muzhiri al-imani
the demonstrator of the (true) faith,
وَمُلَقِّنِ احْكَامِ ٱلْقُرْآنِ
wa mulaqqini ahkami alqur'ani
the teacher of the laws of the Qur’an,
وَمُطَهِّرِ ٱلارْضِ
wa mutahhiri al-ardi
the purger of the earth,
وَنَاشِرِ ٱلْعَدْلِ فِي ٱلطُّولِ وَٱلْعَرْضِ
wa nashiri al`adli fi alttuli wal`ardi
the spreader of justice all over the earth,
وَٱلْحُجَّةِ ٱلْقَائِمِ ٱلْمَهْدِيِّ
walhujjati alqa'imi almahdiyyi
the Argument (al-Hujjah), the Riser (al-Qa’im), the Well-guided (al-Mahdi),
ٱلإِمَامِ ٱلْمُنْتَظَرِ ٱلْمَرْضِيِّ
al-imami almuntazari almardiyyi
the Leader, the Awaited, the Pleased,
وَٱبْنِ ٱلائِمَّةِ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ
wabni al-a'immati alttahirina
the descendant of the Infallible Imams,
ٱلْوَصِيِّ ٱبْنِ ٱلاوْصِيَاءِ ٱلْمَرْضِيِّينَ
alwasiyyi ibni al-awsiya'i almardiyyina
the Successor, the son of the Pleased Successors (of the Prophets),
ٱلْهَادِي ٱلْمَعْصُومِ
alhadi alma`sumi
the Guide, the Immaculate,
ٱبْنِ ٱلائِمَّةِ ٱلْهُدَاةِ ٱلْمَعْصُومِينَ
ibni al-a'immati alhudati alma`sumina
and the son of the Imams—the guides and immaculate.
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُعِزَّ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ٱلْمُسْتَضْعَفِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya mu`izza almu'minina almustad`afina
Peace be upon you, O grantor of dignity to the oppressed and faithful ones.
السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُذِلَّ ٱلْكَافِرِينَ ٱلْمُتَكَبِّرِينَ ٱلظَّالِمِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya mudhilla alkafirina almutakabbirina alzzalimina
Peace be upon you, O humiliator of the arrogant and oppressing unbelievers.
السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلايَ يَا صَاحِبَ ٱلزَّمَانِ
alssalamu `alayka ya mawlaya ya sahiba alzzamani
Peace be upon you, O my master, the Patron of the Age.
السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka yabna rasuli allahi
Peace be upon you, O son of Allah’s Messenger.
السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ امِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `alayka yabna amiri almu'minina
Peace be upon you, O son of the Commander of the Believers.
السّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ فَاطِمَةَ ٱلزَّهْرَاءِ
alssalamu `alayka yabna fatimata alzzahra'i
Peace be upon you, O son of Fatimah the Luminous
سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
sayyidati nisa'i al`alamina
and the Doyenne of the women of the world.
السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ ٱلائِمَّةِ ٱلْحُجَجِ ٱلْمَعْصُومِينَ
alssalamu `alayka yabna al-a'immati alhujaji alma`sumina
Peace be upon you, O son of the Imams—the arguments (of Allah) and Immaculate
وَٱلإِمَامُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْخَلْقِ اجْمَعِينَ
wal-imamu `ala alkhalqi ajma`ina
and the leader of all creatures.
السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلايَ
alssalamu `alayka ya mawlaya
Peace be upon you, O my master
سَلامَ مُخْلِصٍ لَكَ فِي ٱلْوِلايَةِ
salama mukhlisin laka fi alwilayati
addressed by him who is loyal to your (divinely commissioned) leadership.
اشْهَدُ انَّكَ ٱلإِمَامُ ٱلْمَهْدِيُّ قَوْلاً وَفِعْلاً
ash-hadu annaka al-imamu almahdiyyu qawlan wa fi`lan
I bear witness that you are the well-guided Imam in word and deed,
وَانْتَ ٱلَّذِي تَمْلَا ٱلارْضَ قِسْطاً وَعَدْلاً
wa anta alladhi tamla'u al-arda qistan wa `adlan
it is you who shall fill the earth with justice and impartiality
بَعْدَ مَا مُلِئَتْ ظُلْماً وَجَوْراً
ba`dama muli'at zulman wa jawran
after it will be filled with wrong and partiality.
فَعَجَّلَ ٱللَّهُ فَرَجَكَ
fa`ajjala allahu farajaka
So, may Allah hasten your reappearance,
وَسَهَّلَ مَخْرَجَكَ
wa sahhala makhrajaka
make easy your advent,
وَقَرَّبَ زَمَانَكَ
wa qarraba zamanaka
make nearer the time of your coming,
وَكَثَّرَ انْصَارَكَ وَاعْوَانَكَ
wa kaththara ansaraka wa a`wanaka
increase the number of your supporters and backers,
وَانْجَزَ لَكَ مَا وَعَدَكَ
wa anjaza laka ma wa `adaka
and fulfill for you all that which He has promised you.
فَهُوَ اصْدَقُ ٱلْقَائِلِينَ:
fahuwa asdaqu alqa'ilina
He is surely the most truthful of all those who can speak (and He has said):
(وَنُرِيدُ انْ نَمُنَّ عَلَىٰ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱسْتُضْعِفُوا فِي ٱلارْضِ
wa nuridu an namunna `ala alladhina istud`ifu fi al-ardi
“We desired to bestow a favor upon those who were deemed weak in the land,
وَنَجْعَلَهُمْ ائِمَّةً وَنَجْعَلَهُمُ ٱلْوَارِثِينَ)
wa naj`alahum a'immatan wa naj`alahumu alwarithina
make them the Imams, and make them the heirs.”
يَا مَوْلايَ يَا صَاحِبَ ٱلزَّمَانِ
ya mawlaya ya sahiba alzzamani
O my master! O Patron of the Age!
يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
yabna rasuli allahi
O son of Allah’s Messenger!
حَاجَتِي…
hajati…
My request is...

Mention your need and then go on saying:
فَٱشْفَعْ لِي فِي نَجَاحِهَا
fashfa` li fi najahiha
So, intercede for me so that it will be settled,
فَقَدْ تَوَجَّهْتُ إِلَيْكَ بِحَاجَتِي
faqad tawajjahtu ilayka bihajati
for I am turning my face towards you for settling my request,
لِعِلْمِي انَّ لَكَ عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ شَفَاعَةً مَقْبُولَةً
li`ilmi anna laka `inda allahi shafa`atan maqbulatan
since I know for sure that you enjoy with Allah admissible word of intercession,
وَمَقَاماً مَحْمُوداً
wa maqaman mahmudan
and praiseworthy standing.
فَبِحَقِّ مَنِ ٱخْتَصَّكُمْ بِامْرِهِ
fabihaqqi man ikhtassakum bi-amrihi
So, I ask you in the name of Him Who granted you (i.e. the Ahl al-Bayt) exclusively the right of representing Him,
وَٱرْتَضَاكُمْ لِسِرِّهِ
wartadakum lisirrihi
and admitted you all to keep His secrets,
وَبِٱلشَّانِ ٱلَّذِي لَكُمْ عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ بَيْنَكُمْ وَبَيْنَهُ
wa bilshsha'ni alladhi lakum `inda allahi baynakum wa baynahu
and I ask you in the name of the standing that you exclusively enjoy with Allah,
سَلِ ٱللَّهَ تَعَالَىٰ فِي نُجْحِ طَلِبَتِي
sal(i) allaha ta`ala fi nujhi talibati
to ask Allah, the Exalted, to render successful my request,
وَإِجَابَةِ دَعْوَتِي
wa ijabati da`wati
to answer my prayer,
وَكَشْفِ كُرْبَتِي
wa kashfi kurbati
and to relieve my grief.

You may then ask for whatever you want, and it will be settled for you, by Allah’s permission.