Ziaraat & Salawaat Upon Ahlubayt (علیه السلام)

Salawaat Upon Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha

the Devoted One (peace be upon him)

Within the recommended rites on Fridays, Shaykh al-Tusi, in his book of Misbah al-Mutahajjid, has mentioned the following from Imam Hasan Askari (peace be upon him):

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوسَىٰ
allahumma salli `ala `aliyyi bni musa
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon `Ali the son of Musa
ٱلَّذِي ٱرْتَضَيْتَهُ وَرَضَّيْتَ بِهِ مَنْ شِئْتَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
alladhi irtadaytahu wa raddayta bihi man shi'ta min khalqika
whom You have accepted and through whom You have satisfied whomever of Your creatures that You wish.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَكَمَا جَعَلْتَهُ حُجَّةً عَلَىٰ خَلْقِكَ
allahumma wa kama ja`altahu hujjatan `ala khalqika
O Allah, as You have made him act as argument against Your creatures,
وَقَائِماً بِأَمْرِكَ
wa qa'iman bi'amrika
undertake the mission by Your command,
وَنَاصِراً لِدِينِكَ
wa nasiran lidinika
support Your religion,
وَشَاهِداً عَلَىٰ عِبَادِكَ
wa shahidan `ala `ibadika
witness against Your servants,
وَكَمَا نَصَحَ لَهُمْ فِي ٱلسِّرِ وَٱلْعَلاَنِيَةِ
wa kama nasaha lahum fi alssirri wal`alaniyati
and as he acted sincerely towards them in secret and in open
وَدَعَا إِلَىٰ سَبِيلِكَ
wa da`a ila sabilika
and called to Your way
بِٱلْحِكْمَةِ وَٱلْمَوْعِظَةِ ٱلْحَسَنَةِ
bilhikmati walmaw`izati alhasanati
with wisdom and excellent exhortation,
فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ
fasalli `alayhi
so also (please) bless him
أَفْضَلَ مَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَىٰ أَحَدٍ
afdala ma sallayta `ala ahadin
with the most favorite blessings that You have ever bestowed
مِنْ أَوْلِيَائِكَ وَخِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
min awliya'ika wa khiyaratika min khalqika
upon any of Your intimate servants and Your choice ones over Your creatures.
إِنَّكَ جَوَادٌ كَرِيمٌ
innaka jawadun karimun
Verily, You are All-magnanimous, All-generous.

Ziyarat of Imam Ali Ridha(as)