Salih Bin Aqabah and Sayf ibn Umayrah have reported `Alqamah ibn Muhammad al-Hadrami as saying that he, once, asked Imam al-Baqir, Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, to teach him a prayer with which he would pray Almighty Allah on that day (of Ashura) when he would visit Imam al-Husayn’s tomb and to teach him another prayer with which he would pray Almighty Allah on that day when he would be unable to visit the tomb and then he would point to the tomb and send greetings to Imam al-Husayn (`a) from his own house. The Imam said, “Listen, Alqamah! After you point to Imam al-Husayn (`a) with greetings and offer the two-unit prayer, you may say the Takbir statement (i.e. allahu-akbar) and then say... (the forthcoming form of Ziyarah). If you do so, you will have said the prayer that is said by the angels who visit Imam al-Husayn (`a). You will be also raised one hundred million ranks to join the rank of those who were martyred with him (i.e. Imam al-Husayn) and you will be included with their group. You will, moreover, be awarded the reward of the visiting of all Prophets and Messengers as well as the reward of all the visitors of Imam al-Husayn (`a) since the day of his martyrdom. Peace of Allah be upon him and upon his household.”
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya aba `abdillahi
Peace be upon you, O Aba-`Abdullah.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka yabna rasuli allahi
Peace be upon you, O son of Allah’s Messenger.
Stay awake & listen to the masayab (tragedies) of Imam Hussain(as) ,his family & his companions.
Offer 4 Rakat Salat at end of eve in sets of 2 - Sura Fatiha once & Ayatul Kursi, Surah Tawhid, Surah Falaq & Surah Naas 10 times each
Offer 4 Rakat Salat in sets of 2 .Sura Fatiha once & Sura Ikhlass 50 times in each rakat
When you finish the fourth unit, you may remember Almighty Allah swt, invoke blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household, and curse their enemies as many times as possible.
Offer 100 Rakat Salat Sura Fatiha & Sura Ikhlass 3 times in each rakat & upon completion recite 70 times
subhana allahi walhamdu lillahi wa la ilaha illa allahu wallahu akbaru wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al`aliyyi al`azimi
All glory be to Allah,all praise be to Allah,there is no god save Allah,Allah is the Greatest,and there is neither might nor power save with Allah, the All-high the All-great.
Stay away from food and water until late afternoon. (This is not a fast and thus should not be kept with the intention of fasting)
Focus on the great tragedy that took place on this day and avoid attending to your business/employment matters, laughing and unnecessary discussions
Recite Salawát as many times possible.
When meeting fellow brothers, condole them in the following words:
Yaa Laytanee Kuntu Maakum Fa afoozo maakum Fawzan Azeema
Would that we were with you So that we could also share the great accomplishment with you
In remembrance of the time Imam Husain (as) had the bloodied body of his 6 month old Infant son Ali Asgar in his arms & hesitated while walking towards the Tents to hand the body over to the mother!
a )Take a few steps Forward and then Retrace your steps to where you began .
Say the following while you are moving forward and backward ( ie 7 times )
INNAA LILLAAHI WA INNAA ILAYHI RAAJI-O ‘ONA RIZ”AN BI-QAZ”AAA-IHEEWA TASLEEMAN LI-AMRIHEE
Verily we are Allah’s and verily unto Him we return. We are happy with His will and carry out His command
Then go back to your place where you are standing and recite: -
ALLAAHUMMA A’D’D’IBIL FAJARATAL LAD’EENA SHAAQQOO RASOOLAKA WA H’AARABOO AWLIYAAA-IKA WA A’BADOO GHAYRAKA WAS-TAH’ALLOO MUH’AARAMAKA WAL-A’NIL QAADATA WAL ATBAA-A’ WA MAN KAANA MINHUM FA-KHABBAWA AWZ”A-A’MA-A’HUM AW RAZ”IYA BI-FIA’-LIHIM LAA’- NAN KATHEERAA ALLAAHUMMA WA A’JJIL FARAJA AALI MUH’AMMAD WAJ-A’L S’ALAWAATIKA A’LAYHI WA A’LAYHIM WAS-TANQID’HUM MIN AYDIL MUNAAFIQEENAL MUZ”ILLEENA WAL KAFARATIL JAAHI’IDEENA WAFTAH’ LAHUM FATH’AN YASEERAA WA ATIH’ LAHUM RAWH’AN WA FARAJAN QAREEBAA WAJ-A’L LAHUM MIN LADUNKA A’LAA A’DUWWIKA WA A’DUWWIHIM SUT’AANAN NAS’EERAA
O Allah! Condemn and punish the licentious profligates who make the life of Thy Messenger miserable; and waged was against Thy close friends, and worshipped others, (but ) not Thee, deemed lawful (that which) Thou had forbidden, bring a curse upon their leaders, followers, on those who were in them, secretly or distinctly were hand in glove with them, or condoning their (mis) deeds. A great many curses.
O my Allah, bid to bring joy and happiness quickly for “Aali Muhammad”, (the children of Muhammad), bestow Thy blessings on him and on them, save them from the dangerous clutches of the undercover two-timers, and the obstinate disbelievers; open for them the doors of “the beginning”, a facility to put in practice gentleness, kindness and fairplay; create favorable conditions for them to make life full of love and thought, cheerful, free of care, as early as possible, on Thy authority let them have full control over Thy enemies, to help, rescue and defend (mankind).
Then raise your hands, having in mind the enemies of “Aale Muhammad”, and say
The ungratefuls (the said opponents) renounced the faith and did not, in fact, believe in the “Kalimah” (LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAH); attached themselves to the trend setters of disorder and tyranny; disowned and gave up the Book and the (Divine) rule of life; swerved from and angled off the two strings which according to Thy commandment, (they) should have held fast and stuck close by; undermined and twisted the truth; Went, away from the real purpose, in the opposite direction ; encouraged partisanship; Altered and falsified the Book; refused to believe in the evident proof and rightful claim, whenever confronted face to face; chose falsehood, whenever came across; lost their way and corrupted Thy laws, Islam; led people astray; killed the children of Thy Prophet, Thy liberal highminded servants, bearers of Thy knowledge, inheritors of Thy wisdom and revelation, the Book
O my Allah, put a stop to the spread of their sphere of influence; make their equipment and men unserviceable, their expression confused and contradictory; break up their support; crack up their strategy; lay hold upon them, hit and cut off by Thy one sharp strike; throw them down, frightened by Thy hard unnerving barrier, bury them under the swallowing mud of disasters; let them be mean and contemptible under the yoke of despise-able penance; bring them to book and let them have the taste of a hard and sharp retribution; fester them with definite and exemplary punishment, as Thou wipes out Thy enemies; it is beyond the shadow of doubt that Thou cracks down upon the criminals.
O my Allah, Therefore give all Thy attention and care to signify truth, and the upholders of truth; restrain and prevent falsehood, and the camp-followers of false-hood, and take us to safety as a favour; guide us to true faith; make available for us, as soon as possible, happiness and bliss, bring everything in to good order through the inspiring presence of Thy representatives; make us desire and love them , make them receive us with open arms.
O my Allah, bring to nothing those who celebrate the day the choicest (grand) son of Thy Prophet was martyred, in cheerful amusement; laugh and enjoy in utter delight and indulge in wanton boisterous merriment; catch hold of and punish each one of the remaining, just as Thou cracked down on the early (culprits); make twice as much the penalty,
O my Allah, and punishment, a warning example, (while convicting the tyrants who took liberties with and abused the children of Thy Prophet; give the earth blow to their henchmen, put an end to their headmen, wipe out their patrons and their groups altogether.
O my Allah, multiply Thy blessings generously, Thy mercy liberally, Thy favours like a windfall, (thou bestows) upon the children of Thy Prophet, who Thy enemies tried to ignore, frighten and corner, the children who are the blooming pride of the fragrant strongly grown and fertile tree. Let people subscribe to and uphold,
O my Allah, their expressed refined (thoughts), and get the better of the antagonists in debate and disputations through their arguments, put the dark clouds of trouble, distress nothingness and ignorance, to flight, through (on account of) them, make firm and strong the hearts and minds of their followers (to know things for certain and give correct answers), to belong to Thy party, obedient to Thee; to love them; to support them ; stand by them, signify them; they exercised self-control whenever they put up with damage and injury in Thy cause; bring in, for them, the days, people will see them and find them among themselves to pronounce the profession of true faith, a blissful and happy time;
Be quick in providing relief and joy, after a long period of suffering (to them and us), on account of their presence; bring on their worthy, decent and refined sphere of influence; and support them as Thou has given a guarantee in this connection in Thy revealed Book; Thou said, (and Thy words are always true): Allah has promised such of you as believe and do good deed that He will surely appoint them successors in the earth, as He appointed successors those before them, and that He will surely establish for them Their religion which He has chosen for them, and surely He will give them in exchange safety after their fear. Thy (shall) ascribe nothing as partner unto Me.
O my Allah! Therefore disperse the dark clouds hanging over them, no one has power to keep safe from pair and distress save He, O Unique ! O Single ! O Everliving ! O Self-subsisting!
I, O my Allah, Thy bondman, cautions and (always) aware of Thy just requital, turn to Thee with a request, standing before Thee, to seek the favour of taking refuge with Thee, in Thy courtyard, fully aware of the fact that there is no way to run away from Thee except unto Thee. O my Allah, accede to my request, take notice of my positive statement and heartfelt secret avowal,
O my Allah, and let me be the one whose conduct satisfies Thee, (whose) pious life devoted to Thee receives Thy approval, (whom) Thou brings to a place of safety through Thy mercy; verily Thou art rare, dear and beloved (because of ) Thy kindness.
O my Allah, send blessings, in the beginning and at the end, on Muhammad and on the children of Muhammad; keep at peace at all times, Muhammad and the children of Muhammad, let Thy love and tenderness always envelop Muhammad and the children of Muhammad, more thoroughly and decisively than Thou had blessed, kept at peace and loved Thy Prophets, Messengers, Angels and the bearers of Thy Arsh, in the name of and for the sake of “LAA ILAAHA ILLAA ANTA”.
O my Allah, let there be no separation (ever) between me and Muhammad and the children of Muhammad, Thy blessings be on him and them; let me be one among the friends and followers of Muhammad, Ali, Fatimah, Hasan and Husayn, and their pure and select descendants; give me the insight to cling to their friendship, and be always ready to walk with them, and make use of their life style; Verily Thou art liberal, Generous and Kind,
Now go into prostration (Sajdah), keep either side of your face on the earth, one after the other, and say
O He who decrees that which He wills, does that which He wants. It is Thou who possesses and exercises absolute power; therefore (all) praise is for Thee (only); (Thou alone art) the praiseworthy, the thankworthy.
O my Master, let them have a life full of love and peace, and let us share the harmony and bliss with them, because Thou has given a guarantee to put them on the highest pedestal of love, honour and wisdom, after the severest trial and tribulation, to do too much for them , exceeding all bounds, after they had put up with the worldly minimum (in Thy cause), to make them distinct and evident after (Thy enemies) kept them in obscurity, O the Most Truthful ! O the Most Merciful!
I beseech Thee, O my Lord, and Master, humble and weak before Thee, to throw wide open doors of Thy generosity and kindness to let my hope (of fulfillment of heart’s desires) come true, and get and gather what I want in surplus; and make valid my deeds, whether insignificant looking or weighty, prolong my days until I am satisfied with being an eye-witness, and give testimony, and be among those who are called upon, so run to obey them, love them and support them (the descendents of the Holy Prophet); Make me see that very soon, close at hand, in good health sound mind and with believing heart. Verily Thou art able to do all things
raise your head, look towards the sky and say
in Thee do I seek refuge that I should be among those who hope not for Thy “Days”, so make me full well and be there, O my Master, through Thy mercy, in that time.
Dua' al-Husayn , which is the last prayer he said when his enemies surrounded him in large numbers on the Day of Ashura (the tenth of Muharram): Ibn `Ayyash has reported al-Husayn ibn `Ali ibn Sufyan al-Bazufi as saying that he heard Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (`as) saying this prayer on the third of Sha`baan, the birthday of Imam al-Husayn (`as).
اَللَّهُمَّ انْتَ مُتَعَالِي ٱلْمَكَانِ
allahumma anta muta`ali almakani
O Allah, You are verily the Elevated in position,
the Magnificent in omnipotence,
the Mighty in prowess,
غَنِيٌّ عَنِ ٱلْخَلاَئِقِ
ghaniyyun `an alkhala'iqi
the Self-Sufficient from the creatures,
the Ample in pride,
قَادِرٌ عَلَىٰ مَا تَشَاءُ
qadirun `ala ma tasha'u
the Powerful over all that which You want,
the Close in mercy,
the Truthful in promise,
the Opulent in favors,
the Sympathetic in ordeals,
قَرِيبٌ إِذَا دُعِيتَ
qaribun idha du`ita
the Nigh when Your are prayed,
مُحِيطٌ بِمَا خَلَقْتَ
muhitun bima khalaqta
the All-encompassing of all that which You have created,
قَابِلُ ٱلتَّوْبَةِ لِمَنْ تَابَ إِلَيْكَ
qabilu alttawbati liman taba ilayka
the Accepter of the repentance of him who repents to You,
قَادِرٌ عَلَىٰ مَا ارَدْتَ
qadirun `ala ma aradta
the Powerful to do whatever You want,
وَمُدْرِكٌ مَا طَلَبْتَ
wa mudrikun ma talabta
the Taker in all that which You decide,
وَشَكُورٌ إِذَا شُكِرْتَ
wa shakurun idha shukirta
the Thankful for those who thank You,
وَذَكُورٌ إِذَا ذُكِرْتَ
wa dhakurun idha dhukirta
and the Rememberer of those who mention You.
I pray You for I need You,
وَارْغَبُ إِلَيْكَ فَقِيراً
wa arghabu ilayka faqiran
I desire for You for I am in want of You,
وَافْزَعُ إِلَيْكَ خَائِفاً
wa afza`u ilayka kha'ifan
I resort to You for I am terrified,
وَابْكِي إِلَيْكَ مَكْرُوباً
wa abki ilayka makruban
I weep before You for I am distressed,
وَاسْتَعِينُ بِكَ ضَعِيفاً
wa asta`inu bika da`ifan
I seek Your aid for I am weak,
وَاتَوَكَّلُ عَلَيْكَ كَافِياً
wa atawakkalu `alayka kafiyan
and I depend upon You for I trust in none save You.
احْكُمْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ قَوْمِنَا بِٱلْحَقِّ
uhkum baynana wa bayna qawminabilhaqqi
(Please do) decide between our people and us with the truth,
فَإِنَّهُمْ غَرُّونَا وَخَدَعُونَا
fa'innahum gharruna wa khada`una
for they have deceived us, cheated us,
وَخَذَلُونَا وَغَدَرُوٱ بِنَا وَقَتَلُونَا
wa khadhaluna wa ghadaru bina wa qataluna
disappointed us, betrayed us, and killed us.
وَنَحْنُ عِتْرَةُ نَبِيِّكَ
wa nahnu `itratu nabiyyika
We are the progeny of Your Prophet
wa waladu habibika
and the sons of Your beloved one;
مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِٱللَّهِ
muhammadi bni `abdillahi
namely, Muhammad the son of `Abdullah,
ٱلَّذِي ٱصْطَفَيْتَهُ بِٱلرِّسَالَةِ
alladhi istafaytahu bilrrisalati
whom You have chosen for the Divine Mission
وَٱئْتَمَنْتَهُ عَلَىٰ وَحْيِكَ
wa'tamantahu `ala wahyika
and for keeping Your Revelation.
فَٱجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ امْرِنَا فَرَجاً وَمَخْرَجاً
faj`al lana min amrina farajan wa makhrajan
So, (please) prepare a way out and a relief for us,
بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
birahmatika ya arhama alrrahimina
out of Your mercy, O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!