Month of Ramadan

Ziyarat of Imam Hussain on Eid and Shab e Qadr

When you intend to visit Imam al-Husayn’s tomb at these two nights, you may stop at the gate of the holy dome, cast your sight on the tomb, and seek permission of admission by saying,

يَا مَوْلاَيَ يَا ابَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
ya mawlaya ya aba `abdillahi
O my master! O Aba`Abdullah!
يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
yabna rasuli allahi
O son of Allah’s Messenger!
عَبْدُكَ وَٱبْنُ عَبْدِكَ وَٱبْنُ امَتِكَ
`abduka wabnu `abdika wabnu amatika
I—your slave and son of your slave and your bondwoman,
ٱلذَّلِيلُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ
aldhdhalilu bayna yadayka
who stand submissively before you,
وَٱلْمُصَغَّرُ فِي عُلُوِّ قَدْرِكَ
walmusaghgharu fi `uluwwi qadrika
who is worth nothing in comparison with your elevated esteem,
وَٱلْمُعْتَرِفُ بِحَقِّكَ
walmu`tarifu bihaqqika
and who admits your right (that is incumbent upon us)—
جَاءَكَ مُسْتَجيراً بِكَ
ja'aka mustajiran bika
have come to you, seeking your shelter,
قَاصِداً إِلَىٰ حَرَمِكَ
qasidan ila haramika
heading for your sanctuary,
مُتَوَجِّهاً إِلَىٰ مَقَامِكَ
mutawajjihan ila maqamika
turning my face towards Your place,
مُتَوَسِّلاً إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ تَعَالَىٰ بِكَ
mutawassilan ila allahi ta`ala bika
and beseeching Allah in your name.
اادْخُلُ يَا مَوْلاَيَ
a'adkhulu ya mawlaya
May I enter, O my master?
اادْخُلُ يَا وَلِيَّ ٱللَّهِ
a'adkhulu ya waliyya allahi
May I enter, O intimate servant of Allah?
اادْخُلُ يَا مَلاَئِكَةَ ٱللَّهِ
a'adkhulu ya mala'ikata allahi
May I enter, O Allah’s angels
ٱلْمُحْدِقِينَ بِهٰذَا ٱلْحَرَمِ
almuhdiqina bihadha alharami
who surround this sanctuary
ٱلْمُقيمينَ فِي هٰذَا ٱلْمَشْهَدِ
almuqimina fi hadha almashhadi
and reside in this shrine?
If your heart feels reverence and your eyes shed tears, then you may enter by preceding your right foot to your left one. You may then say the following words:

بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ وَبِٱللَّهِ
bismi allahi wa billahi
In the Name of Allah (I begin), in Allah (I trust),
وَفِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ
wa fi sabili allahi
on the way of Allah (I proceed),
وَعَلَىٰ مِلَّةِ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
wa `ala millati rasuli allahi
and the norm of the Messenger of Allah (I follow).
اَللَّهُمَّ انْزِلْنِي مُنْزَلاً مُبَارَكاً
allahumma anzilni munzalan mubarakan
O Allah, (please do) enable me to reside blessedly
وَانْتَ خَيْرُ ٱلْمُنْزِلِينَ
wa anta khayru almunzilina
and You are the best of those who enable to reside.
You may then say the following words:
اللَّهُ اكْبَرُ كَبيراً
allahu akbaru kabiran
Allah is greatly the Most Great.
وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ كَثيراً
walhamdu lillahi kathiran
All praise be to Allah abundantly.
وَسُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ بُكْرَةً وَاصيلاًَ
wa subhana allahi bukratan wa asilan
Glory be to Allah in morns and eves.
وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلْفَرْدِ ٱلصَّمَدِ
walhamdu lillahi alfardi alssamadi
All praise be to Allah the Single, the Absolute,
ٱلْمَاجِدِ ٱلاحَدِ
almajidi al-ahadi
the Glorious, the One and Only,
ٱلْمُتَفَضِّلِ ٱلْمَنَّانِ
almutafaddili almannani
the All-obliging, the All-benefactor,
ٱلْمُتَطَوِّلِ ٱلْحَنَّانِ
almutatawwili alhannani
the Donor, the All-compassionate
ٱلَّذِي مِنْ تَطَوُّلِهِ
alladhi min tatawwulihi
Who, out of His conferral (upon us) with His bequests,
سَهَّلَ لِي زِيَارَةَ مَوْلاَيَ بِإِحْسَانِهِ
sahhala li ziyarata mawlaya bi'ihsanihi
has made easy for me to visit my master out of His beneficence,
وَلَمْ يَجْعَلْنِي عَنْ زِيَارَتِهِ مَمْنُوعاً
wa lam yaj`alni `an ziyaratihi mamnu`an
Who has not included me with those who are prevented from visiting him
وَلاَ عَنْ ذِمَّتِهِ مَدْفُوعاً
wa la `an dhimmatihi mamnu`an
or those who are rejected from being under his inviolability;
بَلْ تَطَوَّلَ وَمَنَحَ
bal tatawwala wa manaha
rather, He has bestowed upon me and donated me (this favor).


اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ آدَمَ صَفْوَةِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha adama safwati allahi
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Adam the choice of Allah.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ نُوحٍ امِينِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha nuhin amini allahi
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Noah the trustee of Allah.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ خَلِيلِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha ibrahima khalili allahi
Peace be upon you O inheritor of Abraham the Friend of Allah.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُوسَىٰ كَلِيمِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha musa kalimi allahi
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Moses the spoken by Allah.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عِيسَىٰ رُوحِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha `isa ruhi allahi
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Jesus the spirit of Allah.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُحَمَّدٍ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha muhammadin
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Muhammad,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ حَبِيبِ ٱللَّهِ
salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi habibi allahi
blessings of Allah be upon him and his Household, the most-beloved of Allah.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عَلِيٍّ حُجَّةِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha `aliyyin hujjati allahi
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of `Ali the Argument of Allah.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ ايُّهَا ٱلْوَصِيُّ ٱلْبَرُّ ٱلْتَّقِيُّ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alwasiyyu albarru alttqiyyu
Peace be upon you, O obedient and pious successor.
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.
اشْهَدُ انَّكَ قَدْ اقَمْتَ ٱلصَّلاَةَ
ashhadu annaka qad aqamta alssalata
I bear witness that you performed the prayers,
وَآتَيْتَ ٱلزَّكَاةَ
wa atayta alzzakata
defrayed the poor-rate,
وَامَرْتَ بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ
wa amarta bilma`rufi
enjoined the right,
وَنَهَيْتَ عَنِ ٱلْمُنْكَرِ
wa nahayta `an almunkari
forbade the evil,
وَجَاهَدْتَ فِي ٱللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِ
wa jahadta fi allahi haqqa jihadihi
and strove for the sake of Allah as exactly as strife must be
حَتَّىٰ ٱسْتُبيحَ حَرَمُكَ وَقُتِلْتَ مَظْلُوماً
hatta istubiha haramuka wa qutilta mazluman
until your inviolability was violated and you were slain wrongfully.
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.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ سَيِّدِ ٱلْوَصِيِّينَ
alssalamu `alayka yabna sayyidi alwasiyyina
Peace be upon you, O son of the chief of the prophets’ successors.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ فَاطِمَةَ ٱلزَّهْرَاءِ
alssalamu `alayka yabna fatimata alzzahra'i
Peace be upon you, O son of Fatimah the luminous lady
سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
sayyidati nisa'i al`alamina
and the doyenne of the women of the worlds.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بَطَلَ ٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya batala almuslimina
Peace be upon you, O hero of Muslims.
يَا مَوْلاَيَ
ya mawlaya
O my master,
اشْهَدُ انَّكَ كُنْتَ نُوراً فِي ٱلاصْلاَبِ ٱلشَّامِخَةِ
ashhadu annaka kunta nuran fi al-aslabi alshshamikhati
I bear witness that You were light in the lofty loins
وَٱلارْحَامِ ٱلْمُطَهَّرَةِ
wal-arhami almutahharati
and purified wombs.
لَمْ تُنَجِّسْكَ ٱلْجَاهِلِيَّةُ بِانْجَاسِهَا
lam tunajjiska aljahiliyyatu bi'anjasiha
The ignorance could not stain you with its impurities
وَلَمْ تُلْبِسْكَ مِنْ مُدْلَهِمَّاتِ ثِيَابِهَا
wa lam tulbiska min mudlahimmati thiyabiha
or dress you its gloomy garbs.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ مِنْ دَعَائِمِ ٱلدِّينِ
wa ashhadu annaka min da`a'imi alddini
I also bear witness that you are one of the pillars of the religion,
وَارْكَانِ ٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ
wa arkani almuslimina
the supports of Muslims,
وَمَعْقِلِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa ma`qili almu'minina
and the havens of the faithful believers.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ ٱلإِمَامُ ٱلْبَرُّ ٱلتَّقِيُّ ٱلرَّضِيُّ
wa ashhadu annaka al-imamu albarru alttqiyyu alrrdiyyu
I also bear witness that you are the God-fearing, pious, pleased,
ٱلزَّكِيُّ ٱلْهَادِي ٱلْمَهْدِيُّ
alzzakiyyu alhadi almahdiyyu
pure, guide, and well-guided Imam.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّ ٱلائِمَّةَ مِنْ وُلْدِكَ
wa ashhadu anna al-a'immata min wuldika
I also bear witness that the Imams from your progeny
كَلِمَةُ ٱلتَّقْوَىٰ وَاعْلاَمُ ٱلْهُدَىٰ
kalimatu alttaqwa wa a`lamu alhuda
are the spokesmen of piety, the signs of guidance,
وَٱلْعُروَةُ ٱلْوُثْقَىٰ
wal`urwatu alwuthqa
the firmest handle (of Islam),
وَٱلْحُجَّةُ عَلَىٰ اهْلِ ٱلدُّنْيَا
walhujjatu `ala ahli alddunya
and the arguments against the inhabitants of this world.
إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji`una
To Allah we belong and to Him is our return.
يَا مَوْلاَيَ انَا مُوَالٍ لِوَلِيِّكُمْ
ya mawlaya ana muwalin liwaliyyikum
O my master, I am loyal to your loyalists
وَمُعَادٍ لِعَدُوِّكُمْ
wa mu`adin li`aduwwikum
and enemy of your enemies.
وَانَا بِكُمْ مُؤْمِنٌ وَبِإِيَابِكُمْ
wa ana bikum mu'minun wa bi'iyabikum
I also believe in you all and in your Return
مُوقِنٌ بِشَرَايعِ دِينِي
muqinun bisharayi`i dini
and I have full confidence in the laws of my religion
وَخَوَاتيمِ عَمَلِي
wa khawatimi `amali
and in the seals of my deeds.
وَقَلْبِي لِقَلْبِكُمْ سِلْمٌ
wa qalbi liqalbikum silmun
My heart is at peace with your heart
وَامْرِي لاِمْرِكُمْ مُتَّبِعٌ
wa amri li'amrikum muttabi`un
and all my affairs are following your commands.
يَا مَوْلاَيَ اتَيْتُكَ خَائِفاً فَآمِنِّي
ya mawlaya ataytuka kha'ifan fa'aminni
O my master, I have come to you fearful; so, (please) secure me.
وَاتَيْتُكَ مُسْتَجِيراً فَاجِرْنِي
wa ataytuka mustajiran fa'ajirni
I have come to you seeking shelter; so, (please) grant me shelter.
وَاتَيْتُكَ فَقِيراً فَاغْنِنِي
wa ataytuka faqiran fa'aghnini
I have come to you deprived; so, (please) grant me wealth.
سَيِّدِي وَمَوْلاَيَ
sayyidi wa mawlaya
My chief and master,
انْتَ مَوْلاَيَ حُجَّةُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَىٰ ٱلْخَلْقِ اجْمَعِينَ
anta mawlaya hujjatu allahi `ala alkhalqi ajma`ina
you are, O my master, Allah’s argument against all of His creatures.
آمَنْتُ بِسِرِّكُمْ وَعَلاَنِيَتِكُمْ
amantu bisirrikum wa `alaniyatikum
I believe in your secret and open affairs,
وَبِظَاهِرِكُمْ وَبَاطِنِكُمْ
wa bizahirikum wa batinikum
in your visible and invisible affairs,
وَاوَّلِكُمْ وَآخِرِكُمْ
wa awwalikum wa akhirikum
and in the foremost and the last of you.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ ٱلتَّالِي لِكِتَابِ ٱللَّهِ وَامينُ ٱللَّهِ
wa ashhadu annaka alttali likitabi allahi wa aminu allahi
I also bear witness that you have recited the Book of Allah and you are the Trustee of Allah,
ٱلدَّاعِي إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ بِٱلْحِكْمَةِ وَٱلْمَوْعِظَةِ ٱلْحَسَنَةِ
aldda`i ila allahi bilhikmati walmaw`izati alhasanati
who calls to Allah with wisdom and excellent exhortation.
لَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ امَّةً ظَلَمَتْكَ
la`ana allahu ummatan zalamatka
May Allah curse the people who wronged you.
وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ امَّةً سَمِعَتْ بِذٰلِكَ فَرَضِيَتْ بِهِ
wa la`ana allahu ummatan sami`at bidhalika faradiyat bihi
May Allah curse the people who were pleased when they heard of that.


You may then offer a two-unit prayer and when you finish, you may say the following words:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي لَكَ صَلَّيْتُ
allahumma inni laka sallaytu
O Allah, I have offered a prayer for You
وَلَكَ رَكَعْتُ وَلَكَ سَجَدْتُ
wa laka raka`tu wa laka sajadtu
and I have genuflected and prostrated myself for You
وَحْدَكَ لاََ شَرِيكَ لَكَ
wahdaka la sharika laka
alone without setting any partner to You,
فَإِنَّهُ لاََ تَجُوزُ ٱلصَّلاَةُ
fa'innahu la tajuzu alssalatu
because prayers,
وَٱلرُّكُوعُ وَٱلسُّجُودُ إِلاَّ لَكَ
walrruku`u walssujudu illa laka
genuflections, and prostrations are illegal for anyone save You,
لاِنَّكَ انْتَ ٱللَّهُ لاََ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ
li'annaka anta allahu alladhi la ilaha illa anta
because You are Allah; there is no god save You.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَابْلِغْهُمْ عَنِّي افْضَلَ ٱلسَّلاَمِ وَٱلتَّحِيَّةِ
wa ablighhum `anni afdala alssalami walttahiyyati
convey to them the most favorite salutations and greetings from me,
وَٱرْدُدْ عَلَيَّ مِنْهُمُ ٱلسَّلاَمَ
wardud `alayya minhum alssalama
and convey to me their response to my greeting.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَهَاتَانِ ٱلرَّكْعَتَانِ هَدِيَّةٌ مِنِّي
allahumma wa hatani alrrak`atani hadiyyatun minni
O Allah, these two units of prayer are a present from me
إِلَىٰ سَيِّدِي ٱلْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ
ila sayyidi alhusayni ibni `aliyyin
to my master al-Husayn the son of `Ali,
عَلَيْهِمَا ٱلسَّلاَمُ
`alayhima alssalamu
peace be upon both of them.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَيْهِ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa `alayhi
O Allah, send blessings upon Muhammad and upon him,
وَتَقَبَّلْهُمَا مِنِّي وَٱجْزِنِي عَليْهِمَا
wa taqabbalhuma minni wajzini `alayhima
accept these two units of prayer from me, and reward me for them
افْضَلَ امَلِي وَرَجَائِي فِيكَ وَفِي وَلِيِّكَ
afdala amali wa raja'i fika wa fi waliyyika
by granting me the best of my hope and expectation in you and in Your Friend,
يَا وَلِيَّ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
ya waliyya almu'minina
O Guardian of the believers!
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ
alssalamu `ala alhusayni ibni `aliyyin
Peace be upon al-Husayn the son of `Ali,
ٱلْمَظْلُومِ ٱلشَّهِيدِ
almazlumi alshshahidi
the wronged and martyred,
قَتِيلِ ٱلْعَبَرَاتِ
qatili al`abarati
the victim of shed tears,
وَاسِيرِ ٱلْكُرُبَاتِ
wa asiri alkurubati
and the captive of agonies.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اشْهَدُ انَّهُ وَلِيُّكَ وَٱبْنُ وَلِيِّكَ
allahumma inna ashhadu annahu waliyyuka wabnu waliyyika
O Allah, I do bear witness that he is Your intimate friend and the son of Your intimate friend
وَصَفِيُّكَ ٱلثَّائِرُ بِحَقِّكَ
wa safiyyuka alththa'iru bihaqqika
and Your choicest one who revolted to demand with Your right.
اكْرَمْتَهُ بِكَرَامَتِكَ
akramtahu bikaramatika
You have thus honored him with Your honor,
وَخَتَمْتَ لَهُ بِٱلشَّهَادَةِ
wa khatamta lahu bilshshahadati
sealed his lifetime with martyrdom,
وَجَعَلْتَهُ سَيِّداً مِنَ ٱلسَّادَةِ
wa ja`altahu sayyidan min alssadati
made him one of the chiefs
وَقَائِداً مِنَ ٱلْقَادَةِ
wa qa'idan min alqadati
and one of the leaders,
وَاكْرَمْتَهُ بِطِيبِ ٱلْوِلاَدَةِ
wa akramtahu bitibi alwiladati
honored him with immaculate birth,
وَاعْطَيْتَهُ مَوَاريثَ ٱلانْبِيَاءِ
wa a`taytahu mawaritha al-anbiya'i
gave him the inheritances of the prophets,
وَجَعَلْتَهُ حُجَّةً عَلَىٰ خَلْقِكَ مِنَ ٱلاوْصِيَاءِ
wa ja`altahu hujjatan `ala khalqika min al-awsiya'i
and made him argument against Your creatures and one of the Successors.
فَاعْذَرَ فِي ٱلدُّعَاءِ
fa'a`dhara fi alddu`a'i
So, he called to You flawlessly,
وَمَنَحَ ٱلنَّصِيحَةَ
wa manaha alnnasihata
gave advice,
وَبَذَلَ مُهْجَتَهُ فِيكَ
wa badhala muhjatahu fika
and sacrificed himself for Your sake
حَتَّىٰ ٱسْتَنْقَذَ عِبَادَكَ مِنَ ٱلْجَهَالَةِ وَحَيْرَةِ ٱلضَّلاَلَةِ
hatta istanqadha `ibadaka min aljahalati wa hayrati alddalalati
until he could save Your servants from ignorance and perplexity of straying off.
وَقَدْ تَوَازَرَ عَلَيْهِ مَنْ غَرَّتْهُ ٱلدُّنْيَا
wa qad tawazara `alayhi man gharrat-hu alddunya
Yet, those whom were seduced by this worldly life,
وَبَاعَ حَظَّهُ مِنَ ٱلآخِرَةِ بِٱلادْنَىٰ
wa ba`a hazzahu min al-akhirati bil-adna
those who sold their share of the Hereafter with the lowly price,
وَتَرَدَّىٰ فِي هَوَاهُ
wa taradda fi hawahu
those who perished because of following their desires,
وَاسْخَطَكَ وَاسْخَطَ نَبِيَّكَ
wa askhataka wa askhata nabiyyaka
those who brought to themselves Your wrath and the wrath of Your Prophet,
وَاطَاعَ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ اوْلِي ٱلشِّقَاقِ وَٱلنِّفَاقِ
wa ata`a min `ibadika uli alshshiqaqi walnnifaqi
and those who obeyed the dissident and hypocritical servants of You
وَحَمَلَةَ ٱلاوْزَارِ ٱلْمُسْتَوْجِبِينَ ٱلنَّارَ
wa hamalata al-awzari almustawjibina alnnara
and the bearers of the burdens (of sins) who deserve Hellfire—all those supported each other against him;
فَجَاهَدَهُمْ فِيكَ صَابِراً مُحْتَسِباً
fajahadahum fika sabiran muhtasiban
so, he fought against them with steadfastness and expectation of Your reward,
مُقْبِلاًَ غَيْرَ مُدْبِرٍ
muqbilan ghayra mudbirin
facing them courageously, never turning back,
لاََ تَاخُذُهُ فِي ٱللَّهِ لَوْمَةُ لاَئِمٍ
la ta'khudhuhu fi allahi lawmatu la'imin
and never fearing the blame of anyone concerning carrying out his duty towards You
حَتَّىٰ سُفِكَ فِي طَاعَتِكَ دَمُهُ
hatta sufika fi ta`atika damuhu
until his blood was shed while he was in obedience to You
وَٱسْتُبيحَ حَرِيـمُهُ
wastubiha harimuhu
and his inviolability was also infringed.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْهُمْ لَعْناً وَبِيلاًَ
allahumma il`anhum la`nan wabilan
O Allah, curse them with incessant curses
وَعَذِّبْهُمْ عَذَاباً الِيماً
wa `adhdhibhum `adhaban aliman
and chastise them with painful chastisement.


You may then offer a two-unit prayer and when you finish, you may say the following words:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي لَكَ صَلَّيْتُ
allahumma inni laka sallaytu
O Allah, I have offered a prayer for You
وَلَكَ رَكَعْتُ وَلَكَ سَجَدْتُ
wa laka raka`tu wa laka sajadtu
and I have genuflected and prostrated myself for You
وَحْدَكَ لاََ شَرِيكَ لَكَ
wahdaka la sharika laka
alone without setting any partner to You,
فَإِنَّهُ لاََ تَجُوزُ ٱلصَّلاَةُ
fa'innahu la tajuzu alssalatu
because prayers,
وَٱلرُّكُوعُ وَٱلسُّجُودُ إِلاَّ لَكَ
walrruku`u walssujudu illa laka
genuflections, and prostrations are illegal for anyone save You,
لاِنَّكَ انْتَ ٱللَّهُ لاََ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ
li'annaka anta allahu alladhi la ilaha illa anta
because You are Allah; there is no god save You.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَابْلِغْهُمْ عَنِّي افْضَلَ ٱلسَّلاَمِ وَٱلتَّحِيَّةِ
wa ablighhum `anni afdala alssalami walttahiyyati
convey to them the most favorite salutations and greetings from me,
وَٱرْدُدْ عَلَيَّ مِنْهُمُ ٱلسَّلاَمَ
wardud `alayya minhum alssalama
and convey to me their response to my greeting.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَهَاتَانِ ٱلرَّكْعَتَانِ هَدِيَّةٌ مِنِّي
allahumma wa hatani alrrak`atani hadiyyatun minni
O Allah, these two units of prayer are a present from me
إِلَىٰ سَيِّدِي ٱلْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ
ila sayyidi alhusayni ibni `aliyyin
to my master al-Husayn the son of `Ali,
عَلَيْهِمَا ٱلسَّلاَمُ
`alayhima alssalamu
peace be upon both of them.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَيْهِ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa `alayhi
O Allah, send blessings upon Muhammad and upon him,
وَتَقَبَّلْهُمَا مِنِّي وَٱجْزِنِي عَليْهِمَا
wa taqabbalhuma minni wajzini `alayhima
accept these two units of prayer from me, and reward me for them
افْضَلَ امَلِي وَرَجَائِي فِيكَ وَفِي وَلِيِّكَ
afdala amali wa raja'i fika wa fi waliyyika
by granting me the best of my hope and expectation in you and in Your Friend,
يَا وَلِيَّ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
ya waliyya almu'minina
O Guardian of the believers!
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ
alssalamu `ala alhusayni ibni `aliyyin
Peace be upon al-Husayn the son of `Ali,
ٱلْمَظْلُومِ ٱلشَّهِيدِ
almazlumi alshshahidi
the wronged and martyred,
قَتِيلِ ٱلْعَبَرَاتِ
qatili al`abarati
the victim of shed tears,
وَاسِيرِ ٱلْكُرُبَاتِ
wa asiri alkurubati
and the captive of agonies.
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اشْهَدُ انَّهُ وَلِيُّكَ وَٱبْنُ وَلِيِّكَ
allahumma inna ashhadu annahu waliyyuka wabnu waliyyika
O Allah, I do bear witness that he is Your intimate friend and the son of Your intimate friend
وَصَفِيُّكَ ٱلثَّائِرُ بِحَقِّكَ
wa safiyyuka alththa'iru bihaqqika
and Your choicest one who revolted to demand with Your right.
اكْرَمْتَهُ بِكَرَامَتِكَ
akramtahu bikaramatika
You have thus honored him with Your honor,
وَخَتَمْتَ لَهُ بِٱلشَّهَادَةِ
wa khatamta lahu bilshshahadati
sealed his lifetime with martyrdom,
وَجَعَلْتَهُ سَيِّداً مِنَ ٱلسَّادَةِ
wa ja`altahu sayyidan min alssadati
made him one of the chiefs
وَقَائِداً مِنَ ٱلْقَادَةِ
wa qa'idan min alqadati
and one of the leaders,
وَاكْرَمْتَهُ بِطِيبِ ٱلْوِلاَدَةِ
wa akramtahu bitibi alwiladati
honored him with immaculate birth,
وَاعْطَيْتَهُ مَوَاريثَ ٱلانْبِيَاءِ
wa a`taytahu mawaritha al-anbiya'i
gave him the inheritances of the prophets,
وَجَعَلْتَهُ حُجَّةً عَلَىٰ خَلْقِكَ مِنَ ٱلاوْصِيَاءِ
wa ja`altahu hujjatan `ala khalqika min al-awsiya'i
and made him argument against Your creatures and one of the Successors.
فَاعْذَرَ فِي ٱلدُّعَاءِ
fa'a`dhara fi alddu`a'i
So, he called to You flawlessly,
وَمَنَحَ ٱلنَّصِيحَةَ
wa manaha alnnasihata
gave advice,
وَبَذَلَ مُهْجَتَهُ فِيكَ
wa badhala muhjatahu fika
and sacrificed himself for Your sake
حَتَّىٰ ٱسْتَنْقَذَ عِبَادَكَ مِنَ ٱلْجَهَالَةِ وَحَيْرَةِ ٱلضَّلاَلَةِ
hatta istanqadha `ibadaka min aljahalati wa hayrati alddalalati
until he could save Your servants from ignorance and perplexity of straying off.
وَقَدْ تَوَازَرَ عَلَيْهِ مَنْ غَرَّتْهُ ٱلدُّنْيَا
wa qad tawazara `alayhi man gharrat-hu alddunya
Yet, those whom were seduced by this worldly life,
وَبَاعَ حَظَّهُ مِنَ ٱلآخِرَةِ بِٱلادْنَىٰ
wa ba`a hazzahu min al-akhirati bil-adna
those who sold their share of the Hereafter with the lowly price,
وَتَرَدَّىٰ فِي هَوَاهُ
wa taradda fi hawahu
those who perished because of following their desires,
وَاسْخَطَكَ وَاسْخَطَ نَبِيَّكَ
wa askhataka wa askhata nabiyyaka
those who brought to themselves Your wrath and the wrath of Your Prophet,
وَاطَاعَ مِنْ عِبَادِكَ اوْلِي ٱلشِّقَاقِ وَٱلنِّفَاقِ
wa ata`a min `ibadika uli alshshiqaqi walnnifaqi
and those who obeyed the dissident and hypocritical servants of You
وَحَمَلَةَ ٱلاوْزَارِ ٱلْمُسْتَوْجِبِينَ ٱلنَّارَ
wa hamalata al-awzari almustawjibina alnnara
and the bearers of the burdens (of sins) who deserve Hellfire—all those supported each other against him;
فَجَاهَدَهُمْ فِيكَ صَابِراً مُحْتَسِباً
fajahadahum fika sabiran muhtasiban
so, he fought against them with steadfastness and expectation of Your reward,
مُقْبِلاًَ غَيْرَ مُدْبِرٍ
muqbilan ghayra mudbirin
facing them courageously, never turning back,
لاََ تَاخُذُهُ فِي ٱللَّهِ لَوْمَةُ لاَئِمٍ
la ta'khudhuhu fi allahi lawmatu la'imin
and never fearing the blame of anyone concerning carrying out his duty towards You
حَتَّىٰ سُفِكَ فِي طَاعَتِكَ دَمُهُ
hatta sufika fi ta`atika damuhu
until his blood was shed while he was in obedience to You
وَٱسْتُبيحَ حَرِيـمُهُ
wastubiha harimuhu
and his inviolability was also infringed.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْهُمْ لَعْناً وَبِيلاًَ
allahumma il`anhum la`nan wabilan
O Allah, curse them with incessant curses
وَعَذِّبْهُمْ عَذَاباً الِيماً
wa `adhdhibhum `adhaban aliman
and chastise them with painful chastisement.