Ashura - 10th of Muharram

Ashura - 10th Muharram


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.
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيكَ يَا خِيَرَةِ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنَ خَيرَتِهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya khiyarata allahi wabna khiyaratihi
Peace be upon you, O choicest of Allah and son of His choicest.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ امِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `alayka yabna amiri almu'minina
Peace be upon you, O son of the Commander of the Faithful
وَٱبْنَ سَيِّدِ ٱلْوَصِيِّينَ
wabna sayyidi alwasiyyina
and son of the chief of the Prophets’ successors.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ فَاطِمَةَ
alssalamu `alayka yabna fatimata
Peace be upon you, O son of Fatimah
سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
sayyidati nisa'i al`alamina
the doyenne of the women of the worlds.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ثَارَ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنَ ثَارِهِ وَٱلْوِتْرَ ٱلْمَوْتُورَ
alssalamu `alayka ya thara allahi wabna tharihi walwitra almawtura
Peace be upon you, O vengeance of Allah, son of His vengeance, and the unavenged so far.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَىٰ ٱلارْوَاحِ ٱلَّتِي حَلَّتْ بِفِنَائِكَ
alssalamu `alayka wa `ala al-arwahi allati hallat bifina'ika
Peace be upon you and upon the souls that resided in your courtyard.
عَلَيْكُمْ مِنِّي جَمِيعاً سَلاَمُ ٱللَّهِ ابَداً
`alaykum minni jami`an salamu allahi abadan
Peace of Allah be upon all of you from me forever
مَا بَقيتُ وَبَقِيَ ٱللَّيْلُ وَٱلنَّهَارُ
ma baqitu wa baqiya allaylu walnnaharu
as long as I am existent and as long as there are day and night.
يَا ابَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
ya aba `abdillahi
O Aba-`Abdillah,
لَقَدْ عَظُمَتِ ٱلرَّزِيَّةُ
laqad `azumat alrraziyyatu
unbearable is the sorrow
وَجَلَّتْ وَعَظُمَتِ ٱلْمُصيبَةُ بِكَ
wa jallat wa `azumat almusibatu bika
and excruciating and unbearable is the misfortune of you
عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ اهْلِ ٱلإِسْلاَمِ
`alayna wa `ala jami`i ahli al-islami
for us and for all the people of Islam.
وَجَلَّتْ وَعَظُمَتْ مُصيبَتُكَ
wa jallat wa `azumat musibatuka
Excruciating and unbearable has been your misfortune
فِي ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ عَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ اهْلِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ
fi alssamawati `ala jami`i ahli alssamawati
in the heavens for all the inhabitants of the heavens.
فَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ امَّةً اسَّسَتْ اسَاسَ ٱلظُّلْمِ وَٱلْجَوْرِ عَلَيْكُمْ اهْلَ ٱلْبَيْتِ
fala`ana allahu ummatan assasat asasa alzzulmi waljawri `alaykum ahla albayti
So, may Allah curse the people who laid the basis of persecution and wronging against you, O Members of the Household.
وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ امَّةً دَفَعَتْكُمْ عَنْ مَقَامِكُمْ
wa la`ana allahu ummatan dafa`atkum `an maqamikum
May Allah curse the people who drove you away from your position
وَازَالَتْكُمْ عَنْ مَرَاتِبِكُمُ ٱلَّتِي رَتَّبَكُمُ ٱللَّهُ فِيهَا
wa azalatkum `an maratibikum allati rattabakum allahu fiha
and removed you away from your ranks that Allah has put you in.
وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ امَّةً قَتَلَتْكُمْ
wa la`ana allahu ummatan qatalatkum
May Allah curse the people who slew you.
وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمُمَهِّدِينَ لَهُمْ
wa la`ana allahu almumahhidina lahum
May Allah curse those who paved the way for them to do so
بِٱلتَّمْكِينِ مِنْ قِتَالِكُمْ
bilttamkini min qitalikum
and who made possible for them to fight against you.
بَرِئْتُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَيْكُمْ مِنْهُمْ
bari'tu ila allahi wa ilaykum minhum
I repudiate them in the presence of Allah and You
وَمِنْ اشْيَاعِهِمْ وَاتْبَاعِهِمْ وَاوْلِيَائِهِمْ
wa min ashya`ihim wa atba`ihim wa awliya'ihim
and I repudiate their devotees, followers, and loyalists.
يَا ابَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
ya aba `abdillahi
O Aba-`Abdullah,
إِنِّي سِلْمٌ لِمَنْ سَالَمَكُمْ
inni silmun liman salamakum
I am at peace with those who are at peace with you
وَحَرْبٌ لِمَنْ حَارَبَكُمْ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ
wa harbun liman harabakum ila yawmi alqiyamati
and I am at war against those who have fought against you up to the Resurrection Day.
وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ آلَ زِيَادٍ وَآلَ مَرْوَانَ
wa la`ana allahu ala ziyadin wa ala marwana
May Allah also curse the family of Ziyad and the family of Marwan.
وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ بَنِي امَيَّةَ قَاطِبَةً
wa la`ana allahu bani umayyata qatibatan
May Allah also curse the descendants of Umayyah altogether.
وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ ٱبْنَ مَرْجَانَةَ
wa la`ana allahu ibna marjanata
May Allah also curse the son of Marjanah.
وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ عُمَرَ بْنَ سَعْدٍ
wa la`ana allahu `umara bna sa`din
May Allah also curse `Umar the son of Sa`d.
وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ شِمْراً
wa la`ana allahu shimran
May Allah also curse Shimr.
وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ امَّةً اسْرَجَتْ وَالْجَمَتْ
wa la`ana allahu ummatan asrajat wa aljamat
May Allah also curse the people who saddled up, gave reins to their horses,
وَتَنَقَّبَتْ لِقِتَالِكَ
wa tanaqqabat liqitalika
and masked their faces in preparation for fighting against you.
بِابِي انْتَ وَامِّي
bi'abi anta wa ummi
May my father and mother be ransoms for you.
لَقَدْ عَظُمَ مُصَابِي بِكَ
laqad `azuma musabi bika
Extremely insufferable is my commiserations with you;
فَاسْالُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي اكْرَمَ مَقَامَكَ وَاكْرَمَنِي بِكَ
fa'as'alu allaha alladhi akrama maqamaka wa akramani bika
so, I beseech Allah Who has honored your position and honored me because of you
انْ يَرْزُقَنِي طَلَبَ ثَارِكَ
an yarzuqani talaba tha'rika
to endue me with the chance to avenge you
مَعَ إِمَامٍ مَنْصُورٍ مِنْ اهْلِ بَيْتِ مُحَمَّدٍ
ma`a imamin mansurin min ahli bayti muhammadin
with a (Divinely) supported leader from the Household of Muhammad,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
peace of Allah be upon him and his Household.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنِي عِنْدَكَ وَجِيهاً
allahumma ij`alni `indaka wajihan
O Allah, (please) make me illustrious in Your sight
بِٱلْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
bilhusayni `alayhi alssalamu fi alddunya wal-akhirati
in the name of al-Husayn, peace be upon him, in this world and in the Hereafter.
يَا ابَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
ya aba `abdillahi
O Aba-`Abdullah,
إِنِّي اتَقَرَّبُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَىٰ رَسُولِهِ
inni ataqarrabu ila allahi wa ila rasulihi
I do seek nearness to Allah, to His Messenger,
وَإِلَىٰ امِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَإِلَىٰ فَاطِمَةَ
wa ila amiri almu'minina wa ila fatimata
to the Commander of the Faithful, to Fatimah,
وَإِلَىٰ ٱلْحَسَنِ وَإِلَيْكَ بِمُوَالاَتِكَ
wa ila alhasani wa ilayka bimuwalatika
to al-Hasan, and to you by means of loyalty to you
وَبِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ (مِمَّنْ قَاتَلَكَ
wa bilbara'ati (mimman qatalaka
and by means of repudiation of those who fought against you
وَنَصَبَ لَكَ ٱلْحَرْبَ
wa nasaba laka alharba
and incurred your hostility,
وَبِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِمَّنْ اسَّسَ اسَاسَ ٱلظُّلْمِ وَٱلْجَوْرِ عَلَيْكُمْ
wa bilbara'ati mimman assasa asasa alzzulmi waljawri `alaykum
and repudiation of those who laid the basis of persecution and wronging against you all.
وَابْرَا إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَىٰ رَسُولِهِ)
wa abra'u ila allahi wa ila rasulihi)
I also repudiate, in the presence of Allah and His Messenger,
مِمَّنْ اسَّسَ اسَاسَ ذٰلِكَ
mimman assasa asasa dhalika
those who laid the basis of all that,
وَبَنَىٰ عَلَيْهِ بُنْيَانَهُ
wa bana `alayhi bunyanahu
established their foundations on it,
وَجَرَىٰ فِي ظُلْمِهِ وَجَوْرِهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَعلىٰ اشْيَاعِكُمْ
wa jara fi zulmihi wa jawrihi `alaykum wa `ala ashya`ikum
and continued in wronging and persecuting you and your adherents.
بَرِئْتُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَيْكُمْ مِنْهُمْ
bari'tu ila allahi wa ilaykum minhum
In the presence of Allah and you all do I repudiate these.
وَاتَقَرَّبُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ ثُمَّ إِلَيْكُمْ
wa ataqarrabu ila allahi thumma ilaykum
And I seek nearness to Allah and then to you all
بِمُوَالاَتِكُمْ وَمُوَالاَةِ وَلِيِّكُمْ
bimuwalatikum wa muwalati waliyyikum
by means of declaring loyalty to you and to your loyalists
وَبِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْ اعْدَائِكُمْ
wa bilbara'ati min a`da'ikum
and declaring repudiation of your enemies
وَٱلنَّاصِبِينَ لَكُمُ ٱلْحَرْبَ
walnnasibina lakum alharba
and those who incur animosity of you
وَبِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْ اشْيَاعِهِمْ وَاتْبَاعِهِمْ
wa bilbara'ati min ashya`ihim wa atba`ihim
and repudiation of their adherents and followers.
إِنِّي سِلْمٌ لِمَنْ سَالَمَكُمْ
inni silmun liman salamakum
I am verily at peace with those who have been at peace with you,
وَحَرْبٌ لِمَنْ حَارَبَكُمْ
wa harbun liman harabakum
I am at war against those who fought against you,
وَوَلِيٌّ لِمَنْ وَالاَكُمْ
wa waliyyun liman walakum
loyalist to those who have been loyalist to you,
وَعَدُوٌّ لِمَنْ عَادَاكُمْ
wa `aduwwun liman `adakum
and enemy of those who have shown enmity towards you.
فَاسْالُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي اكْرَمَنِي بِمَعْرِفَتِكُمْ
fa'as'alu allaha alladhi akramani bima`rifatikum
So, I beseech Allah Who has endued me with the honor of recognizing you
وَمَعْرِفَةِ اوْلِيَائِكُمْ
wa ma`rifati awliya'ikum
and recognizing your loyalists
وَرَزَقَنِيَ ٱلْبَرَاءَةَ مِنْ اعْدَائِكُمْ
wa razaqani albara'ata min a`da'ikum
and Who conferred upon me with repudiation of your enemies,
انْ يَجْعَلَنِي مَعَكُمْ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
an yaj`alani ma`akum fi alddunya wal-akhirati
to include me with you in this world and in the Hereafter
وَانْ يُثَبِّتَ لِي عِنْدَكُمْ قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ
wa an yuthabbita li `indakum qadama sidqin
and to make firm step of honesty for me with you
فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
fi alddunya wal-akhirati
in this world and in the Hereafter.
وَاسْالُهُ انْ يُبَلِّغَنِيَ ٱلْمَقَامَ ٱلْمَحْمُودَ لَكُمْ عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ
wa as'aluhu an yuballighani almaqama almahmuda lakum `inda allahi
I also beseech Him to make me attain the praiseworthy status that you enjoy with Allah
وَانْ يَرْزُقَنِي طَلَبَ ثَارِي
wa an yarzuqani talaba tha'ri
and to bestow upon me with the chance to take my own vengeance
مَعَ إِمَامِ هُدىًٰ ظَاهِرٍ
ma`a imami hudan zahirin
with a leader of true guidance who is (Divinely) sustained
نَاطِقٍ بِٱلْحَقِّ مِنْكُمْ
natiqin bilhaqqi minkum
and expressing the truth from among you.
وَاسْالُ ٱللَّهَ بِحَقِّكُمْ
wa as'alu allaha bihaqqikum
I also beseech Allah in your names
وَبِٱلشَّانِ ٱلَّذِي لَكُمْ عِنْدَهُ
wa bilshsha'ni alladhi lakum `indahu
and in the name of the standing that you enjoy with Him
انْ يُعْطِيَنِي بِمُصَابِي بِكُمْ
an yu`tiyani bimusabi bikum
to recompense me for my commiserations for you
افْضَلَ مَا يُعْطِي مُصَاباً بِمُصِيبَتِهِ
afdala ma yu`ti musaban bimusibatihi
with the most favorite thing that He ever gives as compensation for misfortunes that has afflicted anyone.
مُصِيبَةً مَا اعْظَمَهَا
musibatan ma a`zamaha
(Your) misfortune has been so astounding
وَاعْظَمَ رَزِيَّتَهَا فِي ٱلإِسْلاَمِ
wa a`zama raziyyataha fi al-islami
and so catastrophic for Islam
وَفِي جَمِيعِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلارْضِ
wa fi jami`i alssamawati wal-ardi
and for all the heavens and the entire earth.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنِي فِي مَقَامِي هٰذَا
allahumma ij`alni fi maqami hadha
O Allah, (please) make me in this situation of mine
مِمَّنْ تَنَالُهُ مِنْكَ صَلَوَاتٌ وَرَحْمَةٌ وَمَغْفِرَةٌ
mimman tanaluhu minka salawatun wa rahmatun wa maghfiratun
one of those who receive blessings, mercy, and forgiveness from You.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْ مَحْيَايَ مَحْيَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma ij`al mahyaya mahya muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please) make me live my lifetime in the same way as Muhammad and Muhammad’s Household lived
وَمَمَاتِي مَمَاتَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa mamati mamata muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
and make me die on the same principles on which Muhammad and Muhammad’s Household died.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّ هٰذَا يَوْمٌ
allahumma inna hadha yawmun
O Allah, this day
تَبَرَّكَتْ بِهِ بَنُو امَيَّةَ
tabarrakat bihi banu umayyata
has been regarded as blessed day by the descendants of Umayyah
وَٱبْنُ آكِلَةِ ٱلاكبَادِ
wabnu akilati al-akbadi
and by the son of the liver-eater woman,
ٱللَّعِينُ ٱبْنُ ٱللَّعِينِ
alla`inu ibnu alla`ini
the accursed and son of the accursed
عَلَىٰ لِسَانِكَ وَلِسَانِ نَبِيِّكَ
`ala lisanika wa lisani nabiyyika
by the tongue of You and by the tongue of Your Prophet,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
Allah’s peace be upon him,
فِي كُلِّ مَوْطِنٍ وَمَوْقِفٍ
fi kulli mawtinin wa mawqifin
on every occasion and in every situation,
وَقَفَ فِيهِ نَبِيُّكَ صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
waqafa fihi nabiyyuka salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
which Your Prophet, Allah’s peace be upon him, attended.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ ابَا سُفْيَانَ وَمُعَاوِيَةَ وَيَزيدَ بْنَ مُعَاوِيَةَ
allahumma il`an aba sufyana wa mu`awiyata wa yazida bna mu`awiyata
O Allah, pour curses upon Aba-Sufyan, Mu`wiyah, and Yazid son of Mu`awiyah.
عَلَيْهِمْ مِنْكَ ٱللَّعْنَةُ ابَدَ ٱلآبِدِينَ
`alayhim minka alla`natu abada al-abidina
May Your curse be upon them incessantly and everlastingly.
وَهٰذَا يَوْمٌ فَرِحَتْ بِهِ آلُ زِيَادٍ وَآلُ مَرْوَانَ
wa hadha yawmun farihat bihi alu ziyadin wa alu marwana
This is the day on which the family of Ziyad and the family of Marwan gloated
بِقَتْلِهِمُ ٱلْحُسَيْنَ صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ
biqatlihim alhusayna salawatu allahi `alayhi
because they had killed al-Husayn, Allah’s blessings be upon him.
اَللَّهُمَّ فَضَاعِفْ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱللَّعْنَ مِنْكَ
allahumma fada`if `alayhim alla`na minka
So, O Allah, pour frequent curses upon them
وَٱلْعَذَابَ (ٱلالِيمَ)
wal`adhaba (al-alima)
and double for them the painful chastisement.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اتَقَرَّبُ إِلَيْكَ فِي هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ
allahumma inni ataqarrabu ilayka fi hadha alyawmi
O Allah, I do seek nearness to You on this day,
وَفِي مَوْقِفِي هٰذَا
wa fi mawqifi hadha
on this occasion,
وَايَّامِ حَيَاتِي
wa ayyami hayati
and on all the days of my lifetime,
بِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْهُمْ وَٱللَّعْنَةِ عَلَيْهِمْ
bilbara'ati minhum walla`nati `alayhim
by repudiating these and invoking Your curses upon them,
وَبِٱلْمُوَالاَةِ لِنَبِيِّكَ وَآلِ نَبِيِّكَ
wa bilmuwalati linabiyyika wa ali nabiyyika
and by declaring loyalty to Your Prophet and Your Prophet’s Household,
عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
`alayhi wa `alayhim alssalamu
peace be upon him and them.
You may then repeat the following words one hundred times:
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ اوَّلَ ظَالِمٍ
allahumma il`an awwala zalimin
O Allah, pour curses upon the foremost persecutor
ظَلَمَ حَقَّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
zalama haqqa muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
who usurped the right of Muhammad and Muhammad’s Household
وَآخِرَ تَابِعٍ لَهُ عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ
wa akhira tabi`in lahu `ala dhalika
and the last follower who acceded to his deed.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنِ ٱلْعِصَابَةَ ٱلَّتِي جَاهَدَتِ ٱلْحُسَيْنَ
allahumma il`an al`isabata allati jahadat alhusayna
O Allah, pour curses upon the gang that struggled against al-Husayn
وَشَايَعَتْ وَبَايَعَتْ وَتَابَعَتْ عَلَىٰ قَتْلِهِ
wa shaya`at wa baya`at wa taba`at `ala qatlihi
and who supported each other against him, paid homage to his enemies, and participated in slaying him.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْهُمْ جَمِيعاً
allahumma il`anhum jami`an
O Allah, pour curses upon all of them.
You may then repeat the following words one hundred times:
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya aba `abdillahi
Peace be upon you, O Aba-`Abdullah
وَعَلَىٰ ٱلارْوَاحِ ٱلَّتِي حَلَّتْ بِفِنَائِكَ
wa `ala al-arwahi allati hallat bifina'ika
and upon the souls that gathered in your courtyard.
عَلَيْكَ مِنِّي سَلاَمُ ٱللَّهِ ابَداً
`alayka minni salamu allahi abadan
Peace of Allah be upon you from me forever
مَا بَقيتُ وَبَقِيَ ٱللَّيْلُ وَٱلنَّهَارُ
ma baqitu wa baqiya allaylu walnnaharu
as long as I am existent and as long as there are day and night.
وَلاَ جَعَلَهُ ٱللَّهُ آخِرَ ٱلْعَهْدِ مِنِّي لِزِيَارَتِكُمْ
wa la ja`alahu allahu akhira al`ahdi minni liziyaratikum
May Allah not cause this (visit) to be the last of my visit to you (all).
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
alssalamu `ala alhusayni
Peace be upon al-Husayn,
وَعَلَىٰ عَلِيِّ بْنِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
wa `ala `aliyyi bni alhusayni
upon `Ali ibn al-Husayn,
وَعَلَىٰ اوْلاَدِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
wa `ala awladi alhusayni
upon the sons of al-Husayn,
وَعَلَىٰ اصْحَابِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
wa `ala ashabi alhusayni
and upon the companions of al-Husayn.
You may then say the following words:
اَللَّهُمَّ خُصَّ انْتَ اوَّلَ ظَالِمٍ بِٱللَّعْنِ مِنِّي
allahumma khussa anta awwala zalimin billa`ni minni
O Allah, pour special curses on the foremost persecutor
وَٱبْدَا بِهِ اوَّلاًَ
wabda' bihi awwalan
and begin with him first,
ثُمَّ ٱلْعَنِ ٱلثَّانِيَ وَٱلثَّالِثَ وَٱلرَّابِعَ
thumma il`an alththaniya walththalitha walrrabi`a
and then pour curses on the second, the third, and the fourth.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ يَزِيدَ خَامِساً
allahumma il`an yazida khamisan
O Allah, curse Yazid fifthly,
وَٱلْعَنْ عُبَيْدَ ٱللَّهِ بْنَ زِيَادٍ وَٱبْنَ مَرْجَانَةَ
wal`an `ubaydallahi bna ziyadin wabna marjanata
and curse `Ubaydullah ibn Ziyad, the son of Marjanah,
وَعُمَرَ بْنَ سَعْدٍ وَشِمْراً
wa `umara bna sa`din wa shimran
`Umar ibn Sa`d, Shimr,
وَآلَ ابِي سُفْيَانَ وَآلَ زِيَادٍ وَآلَ مَرْوَانَ
wa ala abi sufyana wa ala ziyadin wa ala marwana
the family of Aba-Sufyan, the family of Ziyad, and the family of Marwan
إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ
ila yawmi alqiyamati
up to the Resurrection Day.
You may then prostrate yourself and say the following words meanwhile: اَللَّهُمَّ لَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ
allahumma laka alhamdu
O Allah, all praise be to You;
حَمْدَ ٱلشَّاكِرِينَ لَكَ عَلَىٰ مُصَابِهِمْ
hamda alshshakirina laka `ala musabihim
the praise of those who thank You for their misfortunes.
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ عَلَىٰ عَظِيمِ رَزِيَّتِي
alhamdu lillahi `ala `azimi raziyyati
All praise be to Allah for my great misfortune.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱرْزُقْنِي شَفَاعَةَ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ يَوْمَ ٱلْوُرُودِ
allahumma irzuqni shafa`ata alhusayni yawma alwurudi
O Allah, (please) grant me the intercession of al-Husayn on the Day of Coming (to You)
وَثَبِّتْ لِي قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ عِنْدَكَ
wa thabbit li qadama sidqin `indaka
and make for me with You a firm step of honesty
مَعَ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ وَاصْحَابِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
ma`a alhusayni wa ashabi alhusayni
with al-Husayn and the companions of al-Husayn
ٱلَّذينَ بَذَلُوٱ مُهَجَهُمْ دُونَ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
alladhina badhalu muhajahum duna alhusayni
who sacrificed their souls in defense of al-Husayn, peace be upon him.

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

سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ وَلاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ وَٱللَّهُ اكْبَرُ وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِٱللَّهِ ٱلْعَلِيِّ ٱلْعَظِيمِ

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.

Recite Ziaraat Ashura of Imam Hussain (as)


Offer Tahajjud Salat (Namaz e Shab)

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:
اعْظَمَ ٱللَّهُ اجُورَنَا بِمُصَابِنَا بِٱلْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
a`zama allahu ujurana bimusabina bilhusayni `alayhi alssalam
May Alláh make our reward and your reward great, for our grief for Hussain, peace be on him.
وَجَعَلَنَا وَإِيَّاكُمْ مِنَ ٱلطَّالِبِينَ بِثَارِهِ
wa ja`alana wa iyyakum min alttalibina bitha'rihi
May He place us and you from those who help his cause with His representative,
مَعَ وَلِيِّهِ ٱلإِمَامِ ٱلْمَهْدِيِّ مِنَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
ma`a waliyyihi al-imami almahdiyyi min ali muhammadin `alayhimu alssalam
the guided Imám from the family of Muhammad, peace be on them.

Recite Sura al-Ikhlás 1000 times, or as many times as possible.
Say as many times as possible:
Allahumal A'n Qatalatal Husayn Wa Awlaadihee Wa Ashaabihee
O Allah condemn and lay a curse upon the killers of Husayn (as), his family and friends
فَیَا لَیْتَنِیْ کُنْتُ مَعَکُمْ فَاَفُوْزَ مَعَکُمْ فَوْزاً عَظِیْما
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
اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّ كَثِيْرًا مِّنَ الْاُمَّةِ نَاصَبَتِ الْـمُسْتَحْفِظِيْنَ مِنَ الْاَئِمَّة
O my Allah! Indeed a great many among the people declared war, laid traps and intrigued against the careful and gentle guardians who observed and fulfilled the duty.
ِ وَ كَفَرَتْ بِالْـكَلِمَةِ وَ عَكَفَتْ عَلَى الْقَادَةِ الظَّلَمَةِ وَ هَجَرَتِ الْكِتَابَ وَ السُّنَّةَ وَ عَدَلَتْ عَنِ الْـحَبْلَيْنِ الَّذَيْنِ اَمَرْتَ بِطَاعَتِهِمَا وَ التَّمَسُّكِ بِهِمَا فَاَمَاتَتِ الْـحَقَّ وَ حَادَتْ عَنِ الْقَصْدِ وَمَالَأَتِ الْاَحْزَابَ وَ حَرَّفَتِ الْـكِتَابَ وَ كَفَرَتْ بِالـحَقِّ لَـمَّا جَائَهَا وَ تَـمَسَّكَتْ بِالْبَاطِلِ لَـمَّا اعْتَرَضَهَا وَ ضَيَّعَتْ حَقَّكَ وَ اَضَلَّتْ خَلْقَكَ وَ قَتَلَتْ اَوْلاَدَ نَبِيِّكَ وَخِيَرَةَ عِبَادِكَ وَ حَـمَلَةَ عِلْمِكَ وَ وَرَثَةَ حِكْمَتِكَ وَ وَحْيِكَ
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
اَللّٰهُمَّ فَزَلْزِلْ اَقْدَامَ اَعْدَآئِكَ وَ اَعْدَآءِ رَسُوْلِكَ وَ اَهْلِ بَيْتِ رَسُوْلِكَ اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ اَخْرِبْ دِيَارَهُمْ وَافْلُلْ سِلاَحَهُمْ وَ خَالِفْ بَيْنَ كَلِمَتِهِمْ وَفُتَّ فِىْ اَعْضَادِهِمْ وَ اَوْ هِنْ كَيْدَهُمْ وَ اضْرِبْهُمْ بِسَيْفِكَ الْقَاطِعِ وَارْمِهِمْ بِـحَجَرِكَ الدَّامِغِ وَ طُمَّهُمْ بِالْبَلَآءِ طَمًّا وَ قُمَّهُمْ بِالْعَذَابِ قَمًّا وَ عَذِّبْهُمْ عَذَابًا نُكْرًا وَ خُذْهُمْ بِالسِّنِيْنَ وَ الْـمُثَلاَتِ الَّتِىْ اَهْلَـكْتَ بِهَا اَعْدَآئَكَ اِنَّكَ ذُوْ نِقْمَةٍ مِّنَ الْـمُجْرِمِيْنَ
O my Allah, upset and overturn the plan and movement of Thy enemies, (who are also) the enemies of Thy Messenger and the children of Thy Messenger.
اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّ سُنَّتَكَ ضَآئِعَةٌ وَ اَحْكَامَكَ مُعَطَّلَةٌ وَ عِتْرَةَ نَبِيِّكَ فِى الْاَرْضِ هَآئِمَةٌ
اَللّٰهُمَّ فَاَعِنِ الْـحَقَّ وَ اَهْلَهٗ وَ اَقْمَعِ الْبَاطِلَ وَ اَهْلَهٗ وَ مُنَّ عَلَيْنَا بِالنَّجَاةِ وَاهْدِنَا اِلَى الْاِيْـمَانِ وَ عَجِّلْ فَرَجَنَا وَانْظِمْهُ بِفَرَجِ اَوْلِيَآئِكَ وَاجْعَلْهُمْ لَنَاوُدًّا وَاجْعَلْنَا لَـهُمْ وَفْدًا
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.
اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ اَهْلِكْ مَنْ جَعَلَ يَوْمَ قَتْلِ ابْنِ نَبِيِّكَ وَ خِيَرَتِكَ عِيْدًا وَاسْتَهَلَّ بِهٖ فَرَجًا وَ مَرَحًا وَخُذْ اٰخِرَهُمْ كَمَا اَخَذْتَ اَوَّلَـهُمْ وَ ضَاعِفِ
O my Allah, the way of life approved by Thee has been tossed aside; Thy code of law has been suspended; and the descendents of the Prophet, in this world, had been tormented.
اللّٰهُمَّ الْعَذَابَ وَ التَّنْكِيْلَ عَلٰى ظَالِـمِىْ اَهْلِ بَيْتِ نَبِيِّكَ وَ اَهْلَكْ اَشْيَاعَهُمْ وَ قَادَتَـهُمْ وَ اَبْرِحُـمَاتَـهُمْ وَ جَـمَاعَتَهُمْ

اَللّٰهُمَّ وَضَاعِفْ صَلَوَاتِكَ وَ رَحْـمَتِكَ وَ بَرَكَاتِكَ عَلٰى عِتْرَةِ نَبِيِّكَ الْعِتْرَةِ الضَّائِعَةِ الْـخَآئِفَةِ الْمُسْتَذَلَّةِ بَقِيَّةٍ مِّنَ الشَّجَرَةِ الطَّيِّبَةِ الزَّاكِيَةِ الْمُبَارَكَةِ وَ اَعْلِ
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.
اَللّٰهُمَّ كَلِمَتَهُمْ وَ اَفْلِجْ حُجَّتَهُمْ وَاكْشِفِ الْبَلَآءَ وَ اللَّاوَآءَ وَحَنَادِسَ الْاَبَاطِيْلِ وَ الْعَمٰى عَنْهُمْ وَ ثَبِّتْ قُلُوْبَ شِيْعَتِهِمْ وَ حِزْبِكَ عَلٰى طَاعَتِكَ وَ وِلاَيَتِهِمْ وَ نُصْرَتـِهِمْ وَ مُوَالاَتِـهِمْ وَ اَعِنْهُمْ وَامْنَحْهُمُ الصَّبْرَ عَلَى الْاَذٰى فِيْكَ وَاجْعَلْهُمْ اَيَّامًا مَّشْهُوْدَةً وَ اَوْقَاتًا مَّـحْمُوْدَةً مَّسْعُوْدَةً
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,
تُوْشِكُ فِيْهَا فَرَجَهُمْ وَ تُوْجِبُ فِيْهَا تَـمْكِيْنَهُمْ وَ نَصْرَهُمْ كَمَا ضَمِنْتَ لِاَوْلِيٰآئِكَ فِىْ كِتَابِكَ الْـمُنْزَلِ فَاِنَّكَ قُلْتَ وَ قَوْلُكَ الْـحَقُّ وَعَدَ اللهُ الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا مِنْكُمْ وَ عَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِى الْاَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِيْنَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ وَ لَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَـهُمْ دِيْنَهُمُ الَّذِى ارْتَضٰى لَـهُمْ وَ لَيُبَدِّلَـنَّهُمْ مِّنْۢ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ اَمْنًا يَّعْبُدُوْنَنِىْ لاَ يُشْرِكُوْنَ بِىْ شَيْئًا
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.
اَللّٰهُمَّ فَاكْشِفْ غُمَّتَهُمْ يَا مَنْ لاَّ يَـمْلِكُ كَشْفَ الضُّرِّ اِلاَّ هُوَ يَا وَاحِدُ يَا اَحَدُ يَا حَىُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ
وَاَنَا يَا اِلٰـهِىْ عَبْدُكَ الْـخَآئِفُ مِنْكَ وَالرَّاجِعُ اِلَيْكَ السَّآئِلُ لَكَ الْـمُقْبِلُ عَلَيْكَ اللَّاجِئُ اِلٰى فِنَآئِكَ الْعَالِمُ بِاَنَّهٗ لاَ مَلْجَأَ مِنْكَ اِلاَّ اِلَيْكَ
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,
َللّٰهُمَّ فَتَقَبَّلْ دُعَآئِىْ وَاسْـمَعْ يَا اِلٰـهِىْ عَلاَنِيَـتِـىْ وَ نَـجْوَاىَ وَاجْعَلْنِىْ مِـمَّنْ رَضِيْتَ عَمَلَهٗ وَقَبِلْتَ نُسُكَهٗ وَ نَـجَّيْتَهٗ بِرَحْـمَتِكَ اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ الْعَزِيْزُ الْكَرِيْمُ

اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ صَلِّ اَوَّلاً وَ اٰخِرًا عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّاٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ بَارِكْ عَلىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَارْحَمْ مُحَمَّدًا وَّ اٰلَ مُحَمَّدٍ بِاَكْمَلِ وَ اَفْضَلِ مَا صَلَّيْتَ وَ بَارَكْتَ وَ تَرَحَّـمْتَ عَلٰى اَنْبِيَآئِكَ وَ رُسُلِكَ وَ مَلَآئِكَتِكَ وَ حَـمَلَةِ عَرْشِكَ بِلَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّآ اَنْتَ

اَللّٰهُمَّ لاَ تُفَرِّقْ بَيْنِىْ وَ بَيْنَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَاجْعَلْنِىْ يَا مَوْلاَىَ مِنْ شِيْعَةِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَلِىٍّ وَّ فَاطِمَةَ وَ الْحَسَنِ وَ الْحُسَيْنِ وَ ذُرِّيَّتِهِمِ الطَّاهِرَةِ الْـمُنْتَجَبَةِ وَهَبْ لِىَ التَّمَسُّكَ بِـحَبْلِهِمْ وَ الرِّضَا بِسَبِيْلِهِمْ وَ الْاَخْذَ بِطَرِيْقَتِهِمْ اِنَّكَ جَوَادٌ كَرِيْمٌ
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
يَا مَنْ يَحْكُمُ مَا يَشَآءُ وَ يَفْعَلُ مَا يُرِيْدُ اَنْتَ حَكَمْتَ فَلَكَ الْـحَمْدُ مَـحْمُوْدًا مَّشْكُوْرً
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.
ا فَعَجِّلْ يَا مَوْلاَىَ فَرَجَهُمْ وَ فَرَجَنَابِهِمْ فَاِنَّكَ ضَمِنْتَ اِعْزَازَهُمْ بَعْدَ الذِّلَّةِ وَ تَكْثِيْرَهُمْ بَعْدَ الْقِلَّةِ وَ اِظْهَارَهُمْ بَعْدَ الْخُمُوْلِ يَا اَصْدَقَ الصَّادِقِيْنَ وَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِـمِيْن
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!
ا فَعَجِّلْ يَا مَوْلاَىَ فَرَجَهُمْ وَ فَرَجَنَابِهِمْ فَاِنَّكَ ضَمِنْتَ اِعْزَازَهُمْ بَعْدَ الذِّلَّةِ وَ تَكْثِيْرَهُمْ بَعْدَ الْقِلَّةِ وَ اِظْهَارَهُمْ بَعْدَ الْخُمُوْلِ يَا اَصْدَقَ الصَّادِقِيْنَ وَ يَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِـمِيْن
فَاَسْئَلُكَ يَا اِلٰـهِىْ وَ سَيِّدِىْ مُتَضَرِّعًا اِلَيْكَ بِـجُوْدِكَ وَ كَرَمِكَ بَسْطَ اَمَلِىْ وَ تَـجَاوُزَ عَنِّىْ وَ قَبُوْلَ قَلِيْلِ عَمَلِىْ وَ كَثِيْرِهٖ وَ الزِّيَادَةَ فِىْ اَيَّامِىْ وَ تَبْلِيْغِىْ ذٰلِكَ الْـمَشْهَدَ وَ اَنْ تَـجْعَلَنِىْ مِـمَّنْ يُدْعٰى فَيُجِيْبُ اِلٰى طَاعَتِهِمْ وَ مُوَالاَتِـهِمْ وَ نَصْرِهِمْ وَ تُرِيَنِىْ ذٰلِكَ قَرِيْبًا سَرِيْعًا فِىْ عَافِيَةٍ اِنَّكَ عَلٰى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ.
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.

Recite Ziarat Ashura & Dua Alqama

Ziyárat of Ta`ziyah (Condolences). (after `Asr.)

Dua Ashraat is also recommended

Dua Al Hussain (see below) the Last dua of Imam Hussain (as)

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,
عَظِيمُ ٱلْجَبَرُوتِ
`azimu aljabaruti
the Magnificent in omnipotence,
شَدِيدُ ٱلْمِحَالِ
shadidu almihali
the Mighty in prowess,
غَنِيٌّ عَنِ ٱلْخَلاَئِقِ
ghaniyyun `an alkhala'iqi
the Self-Sufficient from the creatures,
عَرِيضُ ٱلْكِبْرِيَاءِ
`aridu alkibriya'i
the Ample in pride,
قَادِرٌ عَلَىٰ مَا تَشَاءُ
qadirun `ala ma tasha'u
the Powerful over all that which You want,
قَرِيبُ ٱلرَّحْمَةِ
qaribu alrrahmati
the Close in mercy,
صَادِقُ ٱلْوَعْدِ
sadiqu alwa`di
the Truthful in promise,
سَابِغُ ٱلنِّعْمَةِ
sabighu alnni`mati
the Opulent in favors,
حَسَنُ ٱلْبَلاَءِ
hasanu albala'i
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.
ادْعُوكَ مُحْتَاجاً
ad`uka muhtajan
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
وَوَلَدُ حَبِيبِكَ
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!