Ziyarat Ashura -Imam Hussain(as)

This Ziarat is recited for Imam Hussain(as)(ajtfs) on the day of Ashura & everyday. Highly Recommended for solutions to all major problems, if recited continiously for 40 days

Signifance of this Ziarat



اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya aba `abdillahi
Peace be upon you, O Abu-`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 أَمِيرِ 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 ٱلأَرْوَاحِ 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 أَبَداً
`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 أَبَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
ya aba `abdillahi
O Abu-`Abdullah,

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 أَهْلِ 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 أَهْلِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ
fi alssamawati `ala jami`i ahli alssamawati
in the heavens for all the inhabitants of the heavens.

فَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ أُمَّةً أَسَّسَتْ أَسَاسَ ٱلظُّلْمِ وَٱلْجَوْرِ عَلَيْكُمْ أَهْلَ 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 أُمَّةً دَفَعَتْكُمْ عَنْ مَقَامِكُمْ
wa la`ana allahu ummatan dafa`atkum `an maqamikum
May Allah curse the people who drove you away from your position

وَأَزَالَتْكُمْ 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 أُمَّةً 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 أَشْيَاعِهِمْ وَأَتْبَاعِهِمْ وَأَوْلِيَائِهِمْ
wa min ashya`ihim wa atba`ihim wa awliya'ihim
and I repudiate their devotees, followers, and loyalists.

يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
ya aba `abdillahi
O Abu-`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 أُمَيَّةَ 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 أُمَّةً أَسْرَجَتْ وَأَلْجَمَتْ
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.

بِأَبِي أَنْتَ وَأُمِّي
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;

فَأَسْأَلُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي أَكْرَمَ مَقَامَكَ وَأَكْرَمَنِي 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

أَنْ يَرْزُقَنِي طَلَبَ ثَأْرِكَ
an yarzuqani talaba tha'rika
to endue me with the chance to avenge you

مَعَ إِمَامٍ مَنْصُورٍ مِنْ أَهْلِ 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 أَبَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
ya aba `abdillahi
O Abu-`Abdullah,

إِنِّي أَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَىٰ رَسُولِهِ
inni ataqarrabu ila allahi wa ila rasulihi
I do seek nearness to Allah, to His Messenger,

وَإِلَىٰ أَمِيرِ 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 أَسَّسَ أَسَاسَ 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.

وَأَبْرَأُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَىٰ رَسُولِهِ)
wa abra'u ila allahi wa ila rasulihi)
I also repudiate, in the presence of Allah and His Messenger,

مِمَّنْ أَسَّسَ أَسَاسَ 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 أَشْيَاعِكُمْ
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.

وَأَتَقَرَّبُ 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 أَعْدَائِكُمْ
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 أَشْيَاعِهِمْ وَأَتْبَاعِهِمْ
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.

فَأَسْأَلُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي أَكْرَمَنِي بِمَعْرِفَتِكُمْ
fa'as'alu allaha alladhi akramani bima`rifatikum
So, I beseech Allah Who has endued me with the honor of recognizing you

وَمَعْرِفَةِ أَوْلِيَائِكُمْ
wa ma`rifati awliya'ikum
and recognizing your loyalists

وَرَزَقَنِيَ ٱلْبَرَاءَةَ مِنْ أَعْدَائِكُمْ
wa razaqani albara'ata min a`da'ikum
and Who conferred upon me with repudiation of your enemies,

أَنْ 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

وَأَنْ 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.

وَأَسْأَلُهُ أَنْ 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

وَأَنْ يَرْزُقَنِي طَلَبَ ثَأْرِي
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.

وَأَسْأَلُ ٱللَّهَ بِحَقِّكُمْ
wa as'alu allaha bihaqqikum
I also beseech Allah in your names

وَبِٱلشَّأْنِ ٱلَّذِي لَكُمْ عِنْدَهُ
wa bilshsha'ni alladhi lakum `indahu
and in the name of the standing that you enjoy with Him

أَنْ يُعْطِيَنِي بِمُصَابِي بِكُمْ
an yu`tiyani bimusabi bikum
to recompense me for my commiserations for you

أَفْضَلَ 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 أَعْظَمَهَا
musibatan ma a`zamaha
(Your) misfortune has been so astounding

وَأَعْظَمَ رَزِيَّتَهَا فِي ٱلإِسْلاَمِ
wa a`zama raziyyataha fi al-islami
and so catastrophic for Islam

وَفِي جَمِيعِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضِ
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 أُمَيَّةَ
tabarrakat bihi banu umayyata
has been regarded as blessed day by the descendants of Umayyah

وَٱبْنُ آكِلَةِ ٱلأَكبَادِ
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 أَبَا سُفْيَانَ وَمُعَاوِيَةَ وَيَزيدَ بْنَ مُعَاوِيَةَ
allahumma il`an aba sufyana wa mu`awiyata wa yazida bna mu`awiyata
O Allah, pour curses upon Abu-Sufyan, Mu`awiyah, and Yazid son of Mu`awiyah.

عَلَيْهِمْ مِنْكَ ٱللَّعْنَةُ أَبَدَ 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 (ٱلأَلِيمَ)
wal`adhaba (al-alima)
and double for them the painful chastisement.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَتَقَرَّبُ 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,

وَأَيَّامِ 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 Laan ** one hundred times:
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ أَوَّلَ 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 salam ** one hundred times:
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya aba `abdillahi
Peace be upon you, O Abu-`Abdullah

وَعَلَىٰ ٱلأَرْوَاحِ ٱلَّتِي حَلَّتْ بِفِنَائِكَ
wa `ala al-arwahi allati hallat bifina'ika
and upon the souls that gathered in your courtyard.

عَلَيْكَ مِنِّي سَلاَمُ ٱللَّهِ أَبَداً
`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 أَوْلاَدِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
wa `ala awladi alhusayni
upon the sons of al-Husayn,

وَعَلَىٰ أَصْحَابِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
wa `ala ashabi alhusayni
and upon the companions of al-Husayn.



You may then say the following words:
اَللَّهُمَّ خُصَّ أَنْتَ أَوَّلَ ظَالِمٍ بِٱللَّعْنِ مِنِّي
allahumma khussa anta awwala zalimin billa`ni minni
O Allah, pour special curses on the foremost persecutor

وَٱبْدَأْ بِهِ أَوَّلًا
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 أَبِي سُفْيَانَ وَآلَ زِيَادٍ وَآلَ مَرْوَانَ
wa ala abi sufyana wa ala ziyadin wa ala marwana
the family of Abu-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 وَأَصْحَابِ 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.


**One of the narrations state that in case one is unable to recite 100 times the complete "Laan " & the "Sawlaat" the one may recite the last lines of the same 100 times as under:
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْهُمْ جَمِيعاً
allahumma il`anhum jami`an
O Allah, pour curses upon all of them.

and
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 أَوْلاَدِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
wa `ala awladi alhusayni
upon the sons of al-Husayn,

وَعَلَىٰ أَصْحَابِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
wa `ala ashabi alhusayni
and upon the companions of al-Husayn.


Hadith for shorter form of laan and salwat
آیت‌الله سیّد علی موحّد ابطحی در پاورقی کتاب «شفاء الصّدور فی شرح زیارت العاشور» نوشته‌اند آیت الله حاج میرزا ابوالفضل طهرانی (متوفی ۱۳۱۶) روایت شریف زیر را در شیوه خواندن زیارت عاشورا نقل می‌نمایند:
عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْهادی علیهِ السِّلامُ اَنَّهُ قالَ:
مَنْ قَرَءَ لَعْنَ زِیارَهِ الْعاشُوراء الْمَشهُورَهِ مَرَّهً واحِدَهً ثُمَّ قالَ:
«اللّهُمَّ الْعَنْهُمْ جَمیعاً تِسْعاً وَ تِسْعینَ مَرَّهً» کان کَمَنْ قَرَئَهُ مِأهَ مَرَّهً؛
وَ مَنْ قَرَءَ سَلامَها مَرَّهً واحِدَهً ثُمَّ قالَ: «السَّلامُ عَلَی الْحُسَیْنِ، وَ عَلَی عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ، وَ عَلَی اَوْلادِ الْحُسَیْنِ، و عَلَی اَصْحابِ الْحُسَیْنِ تِسْعاً وَ تِسْعینَ مَرَّهً» کانَ کَمَنْ قَرَئَهُ مُأهً تامَّهً مِنْ اَوَّلِهِما اِلَی آخِرِهِما.۱
سپس آیه الله موحّد ابطحی در توضیح روایت چنین می‌فرمایند:
وَ قَدْ ذُکِرَ لِهذِهِ الرِّوایَهِ اِحْتِمالانِ:
۱ ـ اَنْ یَکوُنَ «تِسْعاً وَ تِسْعینَ مَرَّهً» بَیاناً لِعَدَد.
۲ ـ اَنْ یَکوُنَ تَتِمَّهً لِلَّعْنِ وَ السَّلامِ، وَ عَلَیْهِ یُقْرَءُ هکَذا: «اللّهُمَّ الـعَنْهُمْ جَمیعاً تِسْعاً وَ تِسعینَ مَرَّهً» وَ فِی الَّسلامِ یَقوُلُ: «السَّلامُ عَلَی الْحُسَیْنِ وَ عَلَی عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ وَ عَلَی اَوْلادِ الْحُسَیْنِ وَ عَلَی اَصْحابِ الْحُسَیْنِ تِسْعاً وَ تِسْعینَ مَرَّهً» وَ یَکُونُ نَظیرَ التَّهلیلاتِ الْوارِدَهِ فی اَیّامِ ذِی الحَجَّهِ: «لا اِلهَ اِلاّ الله عَدَدَ اللّیالی وَ الدُّهُور»، وَ اللهُ الْعالِمُ




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 maAshura 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.



This form of ziyarah on the `Ashura' Day is not as famous as the earlier one; rather, it is similar to it in reward and merits although it does not comprise the one-hundred time statements of invoking curse on the enemies and invoking blessings on the Imam and his companions. It is considered a great success for one whom is diverted from that form of ziyarah by a more important matter. The method of this form of ziyarah, as quoted from the book of al-Mazar al-Qadim, without mentioning the explanatory introduction, is as follows:
If you would like to visit Imam al-Husayn (peace be upon him) from remote places or from the vicinity of his holy tomb, you may bathe yourself and come out to a desert or go up the roof on your house. You may then offer a two-unit prayer, reciting (after Surah al-Fatihah) Surah al-Tawhid in both units. When you accomplish the prayer, you may point to Imam al-Husayn (peace be upon him) to greet him. The greetings, pointing, and intention must be made while turning the face towards the side of Imam al-Husayn’s tomb. Then, you may say the following words with reverence and submission:

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 ٱلْبَشِيرِ ٱلنَّذِيرِ
alssalamu `alayka yabna albashiri alnnadhiri
Peace be upon you, O son of the bearer of glad tidings and the warner

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 خِيَرَةِ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنَ خِيَرَتِهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya khiyarata allahi wabna khiyaratihi
Peace be upon you, O choicest of Allah and son of His choicest.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ثَارَ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنَ ثَارِهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya thara allahi wabna tharihi
Peace be upon you, O vengeance of Allah and son of His vengeance.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْوِتْرُ ٱلْمَوْتُورُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alwitru almawturu
Peace be upon you, O he who has not been avenged so far.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلإِمَامُ ٱلْهَادِي ٱلزَّكِيُّ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha al-imamu alhadi alzzakiyyu
Peace be upon you, O guide and pure leader,

وَعَلَىٰ أَرْوَاحٍ حَلَّتْ بِفَنَائِكَ
wa `ala arwahin hallat bifina'ika
and upon souls that gathered in your courtyard,

وَأَقَامَتْ فِي جَوَارِكَ
wa aqamat fi jiwarika
resided in your vicinity,

وَوَفَدَتْ مَعَ زُوَّارِكَ
wa wafadat ma`a zuwwarika
and came with your visitors.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ مِنِّي مَا بَقيتُ وَبَقِيَ ٱللَّيْلُ وَٱلنَّهَارُ
alssalamu `alayka minni ma baqitu wa baqiya allaylu walnnaharu
Peace be upon you from me as long as I am existent and as long as there are day and night.

فَلَقَدْ عَظُمَتْ بِكَ ٱلرَّزِيَّةُ
falaqad `azumat bika alrraziyyatu
Unbearable is the commiseration for you

وَجَلَّتْ فِي ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ
wa jallat fi almu'minina walmuslimina
and gross is it for the believers, Muslims,

وَفِي أَهْلِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَأَهْلِ ٱلأَرَضِينَ أَجْمَعِينَ
wa fi ahli alssamawati wa ahli al-aradina ajma`ina
and for all the inhabitants of the heavens and the layers of the earth.

فَإِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
fa'inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji`una
So, we are Allah’s and to Him shall we return.

صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ وَتَحِيَّاتُهُ
salawatu allahi wa barakatuhu wa tahiyyatuhu
Allah’s benedictions, blessings, and greetings

عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلْحُسَيْنُ
`alayka ya aba `abdillahi alhusayni
be upon you, O Abu-`Abdullah al-Husayn,

وَعَلَىٰ آبَائِكَ ٱلطَّيِّبِينَ ٱلْمُنْتَجَبِينَ
wa `ala aba'ika alttayyibina almuntajabina
upon your fathers the immaculate and finely selected,

وَعَلَىٰ ذُرِّيَّاتِكُمُ ٱلْهُدَاةِ ٱلْمَهْدِيِّينَ
wa `ala dhurriyyatikum alhudati almahdiyyina
and upon your offspring the guide and well-guided.

لَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ أُمَّةً خَذَلَتْكَ
la`ana allahu ummatan khadhalatka
May Allah curse the people who disappointed you

وَتَرَكَتْ نُصْرَتَكَ وَمَعُونَتَكَ
wa tarakat nusrataka wa ma`unataka
and abstained from supporting and aiding you.

وَلَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ أُمَّةً أَسَّسَتْ أَسَاسَ ٱلظُّلْمِ لَكُمْ
wa la`ana allahu ummatan assasat asasa alzzulmi lakum
May Allah curse the people who laid the basis of persecution against you,

وَمَهَّدَتِ ٱلْجَوْرَ عَلَيْكُمْ
wa mahhadat aljawra `alaykum
paved the way for transgression against you,

وَطَرَّقَتْ إِلَىٰ أَذِيَّتِكُمْ وَتَحَيُّفِكُمْ
wa tarraqat ila adhiyyatikum wa tahayyufikum
opened the way towards injuring and wronging you,

وَجَارَتْ ذٰلِكَ فِي دِيَارِكُمْ وَأَشْيَاعِكُمْ
wa jarat dhalika fi diyarikum wa ashya`ikum
and spread so in your lands and against your adherents.

بَرِئْتُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَإِلَيْكُمْ
bari'tu ila allahi `azza wa jalla wa ilaykum
I declare my repudiation in the presence of Allah the Almighty and All-majestic, and in the presence of you,

يَا سَادَاتِي وَمَوَالِيَّ وَأَئِمَّتِي
ya sadati wa mawaliyya wa a'immati
O my masters, chiefs, and leaders,

مِنْهُمْ وَمِنْ أَشْيَاعِهِمْ وَأَتْبَاعِهِمْ
minhum wa min ashya`ihim wa atba`ihim
from them, their adherents, and their followers.

وَسْأَلُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي أَكْرَمَ يَا مَوَالِيَّ مَقَامَكُمْ
wa as'alu allaha alladhi akrama ya mawaliyya maqamakum
And I beseech Allah Who has honored your position, O my chiefs,

وَشَرَّفَ مَنْزِلَتَكُمْ وَشَأْنَكُمْ
wa sharrafa manzilatakum wa sha'nakum
and enhanced your status and standing,

أَنْ يُكْرِمَنِي بِوِلاَيَتِكُمْ وَمَحَبَّتِكُمْ وَٱلٱِئْتِمَامِ بِكُمْ
an yukrimani biwilayatikum wa mahabbatikum wali'timami bikum
to endue me with the honor of being loyal to you, bearing love for you, choosing you as my leaders,

وَبِٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْ أَعْدَائِكُمْ
wa bilbara'ati min a`da'ikum
and declaring repudiation from your enemies.

وَأَسْأَلُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلْبَرَّ ٱلرَّحِيمَ أَنْ يَرْزُقَنِي مَوَدَّتَكُمْ
wa as'alu allaha albarra alrrahima an yarzuqani mawaddatakum
And I beseech Allah the Benign and Merciful to endow upon me with fondness of you,

وَأَنْ يُوَفِّقَنِي لِلطَّلَبِ بِثَارِكُمْ
wa an yuwaffiqani lilttalabi bitharikum
to grant me success of demanding with your vengeance

مَعَ ٱلإِمَامِ ٱلْمُنْتَظَرِ ٱلْهَادِي مِنْ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
ma`a al-imami almuntazari alhadi min ali muhammadin
with the awaited and guiding leader from the Household of Muhammad,

وَأَنْ يَجْعَلَنِي مَعَكُمْ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
wa an yaj`alani ma`akum fi alddunya wal-akhirati
to include me with you in this world and the Hereafter,

وَأَنْ يُبَلِّغَنِيَ ٱلْمَقَامَ ٱلْمَحْمُودَ لَكُمْ عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ
wa an yuballighani almaqama almahmuda lakum `inda allahi
and to make me attain the praiseworthy position that you enjoy with Allah.

وَأَسْأَلُ ٱللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ بِحَقِّكُمْ
wa as'alu allaha `azza wa jalla bihaqqikum
And I beseech Allah the Almighty and All-majestic, in the name of your right

وَبِٱلشَّأْنِ ٱلَّذِي جَعَلَ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمْ
wa bilshsha'ni alladhi ja`ala allahu lakum
and in the name of the status that you enjoy with Him,

أَنْ يُعْطِيَنِي بِمُصَابِي بِكُمْ
an yu`tiyani bimusabi bikum
to grant me, on account of my commiseration for you,

أَفْضَلَ مَا أَعْطَىٰ مُصَاباً بِمُصيبَةٍ
afdala ma a`ta musaban bimusibatin
the most favorable of that which He has ever granted to any one afflicted with a misfortune.

إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji`una
To Allah do we belong and to Him shall we return.

يَا لَهَا مِنْ مُصيبَةٍ
ya laha min musibatin
What a terrible misfortune it was;

مَا أَفْجَعَهَا وَأَنْكَاهَا لِقُلُوبِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلْمُسْلِمينَ
ma afja`aha wa ankaha liqulubi almu'minina walmuslimina
how a calamitous and painful misfortune it was for the hearts of the believers and Muslims.

فَإِنَا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
fa'inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji`una
So, to Allah do we belong and to His shall we return.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad

وَٱجْعَلْنِي فِي مَقَامِي
waj`alni fi maqami
and 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

وَٱجْعَلْنِي عِنْدَكَ وَجِيهاً
waj`alni `indaka wajihan
and make me worthy of regard with You

فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ وَمِنَ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِينَ
fi alddunya wal-akhirati wa min almuqarrabina
in this world and in the Hereafter and of those drawn near to You,

فَإِنِّي أَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَيْكَ بِمُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
fa'inni ataqarrabu ilayka bimuhammadin wa ali muhammadin
for I seek nearness to You through Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمْ أَجْمَعِينَ
salawatuka `alayhi wa `alayhim ajma`ina
Your blessings be upon him and upon all of them.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَإِنِّي أَتَوَسَّلُ وَأَتَوَجَّهُ
allahumma wa inni atawassalu wa atawajjahu
O Allah, I also choose as means to You and I turn my face towards You

بِصَفْوَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
bisafwatika min khalqika
in the name of Your select from among Your creatures

وَخِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
wa khiyaratika min khalqika
and Your elite from Your beings;

مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلِيٍّ وَٱلطَّيِّبِينَ مِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِهِمَا
muhammadin wa `aliyyin walttayyibina min dhurriyyatihima
namely, Muhammad, `Ali, and the immaculate ones from their offspring.

اَللَّهُمَّ فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma fasalli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
So, O Allah, send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

وَٱجْعَلْ مَحْيَايَ مَحْيَاهُمْ
waj`al mahyaya mahyahum
decide my lifestyle to be the same as theirs

وَمَمَاتِي مَمَاتَهُمْ
wa mamati mamatahum
and my death to be the same as theirs,

وَلاَ تُفَرِّقْ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَهُمْ
wa la tufarriq bayni wa baynahum
and never separate me from them

فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
fi alddunya wal-akhirati
in this world and in the Hereafter.

إِنَّكَ سَمِيعُ ٱلدُّعَاءِ
innaka sami`u alddu`a'i
You are verily Hearer of prayers.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَهٰذَا يَوْمٌ تُجَدَّدُ فِيهِ ٱلنِّقْمَةُ
allahumma wa hadha yawmun tajaddada fihi alnniqmatu
O Allah, on this day, imprecation is renewed

وَتُنَزَّلَ فِيهِ ٱللَّعْنَةُ
wa tunazzalu fihi alla`natu
and curses are poured down

عَلَىٰ ٱللَّعينِ يَزِيدَ وَعَلَىٰ آلِ يَزِيدَ
`ala alla`ini yazida wa `ala ali yazida
on the accursed Yazid and on the family of Yazid

وَعَلَىٰ آلِ زِيَادٍ وَعُمَرَ بْنِ سَعْدٍ وَٱلشِّمْرِ
wa `ala ali ziyadin wa `umara bni sa`din walshshimri
as well as on the family of Ziyad, `Umar ibn Sa`d, and al-Shimr.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْهُمْ وَٱلْعَنْ مَنْ رَضِيَ بِقَوْلِهِمْ وَفِعْلِهِمْ
allahumma il`anhum wal`an man radiya biqawlihim wa fi`lihim
O Allah, pour curses upon them all and upon him who has approved of their words and deeds

مِنْ أَوَّلٍ وَآخِرٍ لَعْناً كَثيراً
min awwalin wa akhirin la`nan kathiran
from the past and the last generations; (and pour down on them) copious curses,

وَأَصْلِهِمْ حَرَّ نَارِكَ
wa aslihim harra narika
expose them to the heat of Your Fire,

وَأَسْكِنْهُمْ جَهَنَّمَ وَسَاءَتْ مَصيراً
wa askinhum jahannama wa sa'at masiran
and lodge them in Hellfire; and how an evil destiny it is,

وَأَوْجِبْ عَلَيْهِمْ وَعَلَىٰ كُلِّ مَنْ شَايَعَهُمْ
wa awjib `alayhim wa `ala kulli man shaya`ahum
disclose (Your chastisement) to them and to all those who adhered to them,

وَبَايَعَهُمْ وَتَابَعَهُمْ وَسَاعَدَهُمْ
wa baya`ahum wa taba`ahum wa sa`adahum
paid homage to them, patterned after them, helped them,

وَرَضِيَ بِفِعْلِهِمْ
wa radiya bifi`lihim
and approved of their deeds;

وَٱفْتَحْ لَهُمْ وَعَلَيْهِمْ
waftah lahum wa `alayhim
and lay open to them and on them

وَعَلَىٰ كُلِّ مَنْ رَضِيَ بِذٰلِكَ
wa `ala kulli man radiya bidhalika
as well as on every one who has approved of that deed of them

لَعَنَاتِكَ ٱلَّتِي لَعَنْتَ بِهَا كُلَّ ظَالِمٍ
la`anatika allati la`anta biha kulla zalimin
Your curses with which You have cursed all wrongdoers,

وَكُلَّ غَاصِبٍ وَكُلَّ جَاحِدٍ
wa kulla ghasibin wa kulla jahidin
all usurpers, all deniers,

وَكُلَّ كَافِرٍ وَكُلَّ مُشْرِكٍ
wa kulla kafirin wa kulla mushrikin
all unbelievers, all polytheists,

وَكُلَّ شَيْطَانٍ رَجِيمٍ وَكُلَّ جَبَّارٍ عَنِيدٍ
wa kulla shaytanin rajimin wa kulla jabbarin `anidin
all accursed devils, and all obstinate potentates.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ يَزِيدَ وَآلَ يَزِيدَ
allahumma il`an yazida wa ala yazida
O Allah, pour curses upon Yazid, the family of Yazid,

وَبَنِي مَرْوَانَ جَمِيعاً
wa bani marwana jami`an
and all the descendants of Marwan.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَضَعِّفْ غَضَبَكَ وَسَخَطَكَ
allahumma wa da``if ghadabaka wa sakhataka
O Allah, multiply Your wrath, ire,

وَعَذَابَكَ وَنَقِمَتَكَ
wa `adhabaka wa naqimataka
torment, and chastisement

عَلَىٰ أَوَّلِ ظَالِمٍ ظَلَمَ أَهْلَ بَيْتِ نَبِيِّكَ
`ala awwali zalimin zalama ahla bayti nabiyyika
for the first transgressor who wronged the Household of Your Prophet.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَٱلْعَنْ جَمِيعَ ٱلظَّالِمينَ لَهُمْ
allahumma wal`an jami`a alzzalimina lahum
O Allah, pour curses upon all those who persecuted them

وَٱنْتَقِمْ مِنْهُمْ
wantaqim minhum
and (please) expose them to Your chastisement.

إِنَّكَ ذوُ نِقْمَة مِنَ ٱلْمُجْرِمِينَ
innaka dhu niqmatin min almujrimina
Verily, You inevitably chastise the criminals.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَٱلْعَنْ أَوَّلَ ظَالِمٍ ظَلَمَ آلَ بَيْتِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma wal`an awwala zalimin zalama ala bayti muhammadin
O Allah, pour curses upon the foremost transgressor who wronged the members of Muhammad’s household,

وَٱلْعَنْ أَرْوَاحَهُمْ وَدِيَارَهُمْ وَقُبُورَهُمْ
wal`an arwahahum wa diyarahum wa quburahum
and (pour curses) upon their souls, abodes, and graves;

وَٱلْعَنِ ٱللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعِصَابَةَ ٱلَّتِي نَازَلَتِ ٱلْحُسَيْنَ
wal`an illahumma al`isabata allati nazalat alhusayna
and pour curses, O Allah, upon the gang who encountered al-Husayn

ٱبْنَ بِنْتَ نَبِيِّكَ
ibna binti nabiyyika
the son of Your Prophet’s daughter

وَحَارَبَتْهُ وَقَتَلَتْ أَصْحَابَهُ وَأَنْصَارَهُ
wa harabat-hu wa qatalat ashabahu wa ansarahu
and who fought against him and killed his companions, supporters,

وَأَعْوَانَهُ وَأَوْلِيَاءَهُ
wa a`wanahu wa awliya'ahu
aides, loyalists,

وَشيعَتَهُ وَمُحِبِّيهِ
wa shi`atahu wa muhibbihi
adherents, lovers,

وَأَهْلَ بَيْتِهِ وَذُرِّيَّتَهُ
wa ahla baytihi wa dhurriyyatahu
household, and progeny.

وَٱلْعَنِ ٱللَّهُمَّ ٱلَّذِينَ نَهَبُوٱ مَالَهُ
wal`an illahumma alladhina nahabu malahu
And also pour curses, O Allah, upon those who robbed his possessions,

وَسَلَبُوٱ حَرِيـمَهُ
wa salabu harimahu
despoiled his women,

وَلَمْ يَسْمَعُوٱ كَلاَمَهُ وَلاَ مَقَالَهُ
wa lam yasma`u kalamahu wa la maqalahu
and did not listen to his words and discourse.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَٱلْعَنْ كُلَّ مَنْ بَلَغَهُ ذٰلِكَ فَرَضِيَ بِهِ
allahumma wal`an kulla man balaghahu dhalika faradiya bihi
O Allah, pour curses upon every one who, when informed about that, was pleased with it

مِنَ ٱلأَوَّلِينَ وَٱلآخِرِينَ
min al-awwalina wal-akhirina
from the past and the last generations

وَٱلْخَلاَئِقِ أَجْمَعِينَ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ ٱلدِّينِ
walkhala'iqi ajma`ina ila yawmi alddini
and from all the creatures up to the Judgment Day.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلْحُسَيْنُ
alssalamu `alayka ya aba `abdillahi alhusaynu
Peace be upon you, O Abu-`Abdullah al-Husayn

وَعَلَىٰ مَنْ سَاعَدَكَ وَعَاوَنَكَ
wa `ala man sa`adaka wa `awanaka
and upon those who helped and aided you

وَوَاسَاكَ بِنَفْسِهِ وَبَذَلَ مُهْجَتَهُ فِي ٱلذَّبِّ عَنْكَ
wa wasaka binafsihi wa badhala muhjatahu fi aldhdhabbi `anka
and those who offered themselves for you and sacrificed their souls in defense of you.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلاَيَ وَعَلَيْهِمْ
alssalamu `alayka ya mawlaya wa `alayhim
Peace be upon you O my master, upon them,

وَعَلَىٰ رُوحِكَ وَعَلَىٰ أَرْوَاحِهِمْ
wa `ala ruhika wa `ala arwahihim
upon your souls, upon their souls,

وَعَلَىٰ تُرْبَتِكَ وَعَلَىٰ تُرْبَتِهِمْ
wa `ala turbatika wa `ala turbatihim
upon your soil, and upon their soils.

اَللَّهُمَّ لَقِّهِمْ رَحْمَةً وَرِضْوَاناً
allahumma laqqihim rahmatan wa ridwanan
O Allah, (please) make them find mercy, pleasure,

وَرَوْحاً وَرَيْحَاناً
wa rawhan wa rayhanan
happiness, and bounty.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلاَيَ يَا أَبَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya mawlaya ya aba `abdillahi
Peace be upon you, O my master Abu-`Abdullah,

يَا بْنَ خَاتَمِ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ
yabna khatami alnnabiyyina
O son of the seal of the Prophets,

وَيَا بْنَ سَيِّدِ ٱلْوَصِيِّينَ
wa yabna sayyidi alwasiyyina
O son of the chief of the Prophets’ successors,

وَيَا بْنَ سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
wa yabna sayyidati nisa'i al`alamina
O son of the doyenne of the women of the worlds.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا شَهِيدُ يَا بْنَ ٱلشَّهِيدِ
alssalamu `alayka ya shahidu yabna alshshahidi
Peace be upon you, O martyr and son of the martyr.

اَللَّهُمَّ بَلِّغْهُ عَنِّي فِي هٰذِهِ ٱلسَّاعَةِ
allahumma ballighhu `anni fi hadhihi alssa`ati
O Allah, convey at this very hour,

وَفِي هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ وَفِي هٰذَا ٱلْوَقْتِ
wa fi hadha alyawmi wa fi hadha alwaqti
on this day, in this moment,

وَكُلِّ وَقْتٍ تَحِيَّةً وَسَلاَماً
wa kulli waqtin tahiyyatan wa salaman
and in every moment, to him greetings and salutations from me.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ سَيِّدِ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
alssalamu `alayka yabna sayyidi al`alamina
Peace be upon you, O son of the chief of the worlds

وَعَلَىٰ ٱلْمُسْتَشْهَدِينَ مَعَكَ
wa `ala almustashhadina ma`aka
and upon those who were martyred with you;

سَلاَماً مُتَّصِلاَ مَا ٱتَّصَلَ ٱللَّيْلُ وَٱلنَّهَارُ
salaman muttasilan ma ittasala allaylu walnnaharu
such peace that is as connected as day and night.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ٱلشَّهِيدِ
alssalamu `ala alhusayni bni `aliyyin alshshahidi
Peace be upon al-Husayn the son of `Ali the martyr.

السَّلاَمُ علىٰ عليِّ بنِ ٱلْحُسَينِ ٱلشَّهِيدِ
alssalamu `ala `aliyyi bni alhusayni alshshahidi
Peace be upon `Ali the son of al-Husayn the martyr.

السَّلاَمُ علىٰ ٱلْعَبَّاسِ بنِ أَمِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ٱلشَّهِيدِ
alssalamu `ala al`abbasi bni amiri almu'minina alshshahidi
Peace be upon al-`Abbas the son of the Commander of the Faithful the martyr.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلشُّهَدَاءِ مِنْ وُلْدِ أَمِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `ala alshshuhada'i min wuldi amiri almu'minina
Peace be upon the martyrs from the sons of the Commander of the Faithful.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلشُّهَدَاءِ مِنْ وُلْدِ جَعْفَرٍ وَعَقِيلٍ
alssalamu `ala alshshuhada'i min wuldi ja`farin wa `aqilin
Peace be upon the martyrs from the sons of Ja`far and `Aqil.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ مُسْتَشْهَدٍ مِنَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `ala kulli mustashhadin min almu'minina
Peace be upon every faithful believer who was martyred.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad

وَبَلِّغْهُمْ عَنِّي تَحِيَّةً وَسَلاَماً
wa ballighhum `anni tahiyyatan wa salaman
and convey to them greetings and salutation from me.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya rasula allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s Messenger.

وَعَلَيْكَ ٱلسَّلاَمُ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa `alayka alssalamu wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.

أَحْسَنَ ٱللَّهُ لَكَ ٱلْعَزَاءَ
ahsana allahu laka al`aza'a
May Allah console you satisfactorily

فِي وَلَدِكَ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
fi waladika alhusayni `alayhi alssalamu
regarding your son al-Husayn, peace be upon him.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا ٱلْحَسَنِ يَا أَمِيرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya aba alhasani ya amira almu'minina
Peace be upon you, O Abu’l-Hasan the Commander of the Faithful.

وَعَلَيْكَ ٱلسَّلاَمُ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa `alayka alssalamu wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.

أَحْسَنَ ٱللَّهُ لَكَ ٱلْعَزَاءَ فِي وَلَدِكَ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
ahsana allahu laka al`aza'a fi waladika alhusayni
May Allah console you satisfactorily regarding your son al-Husayn.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكِ يَا فَاطِمَةُ
alssalamu `alayki ya fatimatu
Peace be upon you, O Fatimah,

يَا بِنْتَ رَسُولِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
ya binta rasuli rabbi al`alamina
O daughter of the Messenger of the Lord of the Worlds.

وَعَلَيْكِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa `alayki alssalamu wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.

أَحْسَنَ ٱللَّهُ لَكِ ٱلْعَزَاءَ فِي وَلَدِكِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
ahsana allahu laki al`aza'a fi waladiki alhusayni
May Allah console you satisfactorily regarding your son al-Husayn.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا مُحَمَّدٍ ٱلْحَسَنُ
alssalamu `alayka ya aba muhammadin alhasanu
Peace be upon you, O Abu-Muhammad al-Hasan.

وَعَلَيْكَ ٱلسَّلاَمُ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa `alayka alssalamu wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.

أَحْسَنَ ٱللَّهُ لَكَ ٱلْعَزَاءَ فِي أَخِيكَ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
ahsana allahu laka al`aza'a fi akhika alhusayni
May Allah console you satisfactorily regarding your brother al-Husayn.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ أَرْوَاحِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ
alssalamu `ala arwahi almu'minina wal-mu'minati
Peace be upon the souls of the believing men and women,

ٱلأَحْيَاءِ مِنْهُمْ وَٱلأَمْوَاتِ
al-ahya'i minhum wal-amwati
both the alive and the dead.

وَعَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa `alayhim alssalamu wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon them.

أَحْسَنَ ٱللَّهُ لَهُمُ ٱلْعَزَاءَ فِي مَوْلاَهُمُ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
ahsana allahu lahum al`aza'a fi mawlahum alhusayni
May Allah console them satisfactorily regarding their chief al-Husayn.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلطَّالِبِينَ بِثَارِهِ
allahumma ij`alna min alttalibina bitharihi
O Allah, (please) include us with those who shall demand with his vengeance

مَعَ إِمَامٍ عَدْلٍ تُعِزُّ بِهِ ٱلإِسْلاَمَ وَأَهْلَهُ
ma`a imamin `adlin tu`izzu bihi al-islama wa ahlahu
with a just leader through whom You may confer might on Islam and its people,

يَا رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
ya rabba al`alamina
O Lord of the Worlds.

You may then prostrate yourself and say the following words meanwhile:
اَللَّهُمَّ لَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ
allahumma laka alhamdu
O Allah, all praise be to You

عَلَىٰ جَمِيعِ مَا نَابَ مِنْ خَطْبٍ
`ala jami`i ma naba min khatbin
for all adversaries that have afflicted us.

وَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ أَمْرٍ
wa laka alhamdu `ala kulli amrin
All praise be to You for all matters.

وَإِلَيْكَ ٱلْمُشْتَكَىٰ فِي عَظِيمِ ٱلْمُهِمَّاتِ
wa ilayka almushtaka fi `azimi almuhimmati
The complaint about the gross distresses

بِخِيَرَتِكَ وَأَوْلِيَائِكَ
bikhiyaratika wa awliya'ika
that afflicted Your select ones and Your intimate servants is addressed to You alone.

وَذٰلِكَ لِمَا أَوْجَبْتَ لَهُمْ مِنَ ٱلْكَرَامَةِ وَٱلْفَضْلِ ٱلْكَثِيرِ
wa dhalika lima awjabta lahum min alkaramati walfadli alkathiri
This is on account of the honor and abundant favor that You have decided for them.

اَللَّهُمَّ فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma fasalli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
So, O Allah, send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

وَٱرْزُقْنِي شَفَاعَةَ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ يَوْمَ ٱلْوُرُودِ
warzuqni shafa`ata alhusayni `alayhi alssalamu yawma alwurudi
endue me with the intercession of al-Husayn, peace be upon him, on the Day of Coming (to You),

وَٱلْمَقَامِ ٱلْمَشْهُودِ وَٱلْحَوْضِ ٱلْمَوْرُودِ
walmaqami almashhudi walhawdi almawrudi
the witnessed standing, and the approached pond.

وَٱجْعَلْ لِي قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ عِنْدَكَ
waj`al li qadama sidqin `indaka
Decide for me with You a step of honesty

مَعَ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ وَأَصْحَابِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
ma`a alhusayni wa ashabi alhusayni `alayhi alssalamu
with al-Husayn and the companions of al-Husayn, peace be upon him,

ٱلَّذِينَ وَاسَوْهُ بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ
alladhina wasawhu bi'anfusihim
who offered him their souls,

وَبَذَلُوٱ دُونَهُ مُهَجَهُمْ
wa badhalu dunahu muhajahum
sacrificed themselves in defense of him,

وَجَاهَدوُٱ مَعَهُ أَعْدَاءَكَ
wa jahadu ma`ahu a`da'aka
and fought against his enemies with him,

ٱبْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاتِكَ وَرَجَاءَكَ
ibtigha'a mardatika wa raja'ika
seeking Your pleasure, placing their hope in You,

وَتَصْديقاً بِوَعْدِكَ
wa tasdiqan biwa`dika
believing in Your promise,

وَخَوْفَا مِنْ وَعيدِكَ
wa khawfan min wa`idika
and fearing from Your threat.

إِنَّكَ لَطِيفٌ لِمَا تَشَاءُ
innaka latifun lima tasha'u
You are verily Benignant to whom You wish,

يَا أَرْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most merciful of all those who show mercy



Source of ziarat
Commentary Sacred Effussion vol 1 | vol2
Commentary Tehrani
Commentary Mubin

Safwan’s Discourse on the Merit of Ziyarah of `Ashura' Sayf ibn `Umayrah has reported that he said to Safwan, “`Alqamah ibn Muhammad has not reported this supplication to us from Imam al-Baqir (`a). He has only reported the ziyarah form.”
Answering him, Safwan said:
I once accompanied my master al-Sadiq, Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, to this very place. He did as same as we have just done as regarding the method of ziyarah and then, after offering a prayer similar to the one we have just offered and bidding the visited Imam farewell as same as we have done, he said this very supplication. Imam al-Sadiq (`a), Safwan added, said to me, “Observe this form of ziyarah and this supplication and use them whenever you visit (the Imam). Surely, I guarantee on behalf of Almighty Allah for any one who says this form of ziyarah and this supplication while visiting the holy tomb or being at a distant place that his visit will be accepted, his efforts will be praiseworthy, his greetings will reach the Imams and will never be screened from them, all his requests will be granted by Almighty Allah whatever they will be, and he will never be disappointed.
O Safwan, the Imam (`a) added, I have received this very guarantee for those who use this form of ziyarah when visiting the holy tombs from my father who received it from his father `Ali ibn al-Husayn (`a) who received it from his father al-Husayn (`a) who received it from his brother al-Hasan (`a) who received it from his father the Commander of the Faithful who received it from the Messenger of Allah who received it from Archangel Gabriel who received it from Almighty Allah, Who undertook for any one who would visit Imam al-Husayn (`a) with this form of ziyarah and say this very supplication from the holy shrine or from a distant place that He (i.e. Almighty Allah) Himself should accept his visitation, grant him his requests whatever they would be, and respond to his prayers. Moreover, the visitor should never leave with disappointment; rather, Almighty Allah should make him leave with pleasure and delight of his eye due to settling of his needs, winning Paradise, being manumitted from Hellfire, and being granted the right to intercede for whomever he wishes except those who openly incur the animosity of the Ahl al-Bayt (`a). Almighty Allah, as was maintained by Archangel Gabriel, undertook this pledge and called the angels to witness for it after the angels of His Kingdom had witnessed the same. O Allah’s Messenger, Archangel Gabriel added, Almighty Allah has sent me to carry this pleasant and good tidings to you as well as to `Ali, Fatimah, al-Hasan, al-Husayn, the Imams from your descendants, and your adherents (i.e. Shi`ah) up to the Resurrection Day. Up to the Resurrection Day, you as well as `Ali, Fatimah, al-Hasan, al-Husayn, and your adherents shall be pleased.
Imam al-Sadiq, Safwan added, then said to me: O Safwan, whenever you have an impenetrable problem that cannot be solved except by Almighty Allah, you must then visit (Imam al-Husayn) with this form of ziyarah, wherever you would be, and follow it with this supplication. You may then beseech your Lord to grant you your request and the response shall soon come from Almighty Allah Who never fails in His promise to His Messenger; out of His magnanimity and favoring. All praise be then to Allah.

More Confirmations
In the book of al-Najm al-Thaqib (by al-Nuri), the story of the attendance of Hajj Sayyid Ahmad al-Rashti in the presence of the Imam of the Age, may our souls be accepted as ransoms from him, during his journey of the hajj pilgrimage, has been told in details. In one of the details of this story, which will be cited in this book after the Major Comprehensive Form of ziyarah (al-Ziyarah al-Jami`ah al-Kabirah), the Imam (`a) said to al-Rashti with confirmation, “Why do you not (frequently) recite the ziyarah of `Ashura', `Ashura', `Ashura', `Ashura'...?”
Commenting on this, our trustworthy mentor Shaykh al-Nuri said:
One of the unparalleled merits and points of honor of ziyarah of `Ashura' is that its form is not similar to the other ordinary forms of ziyarah, which have been composed and dictated by the Holy Infallibles apparently, although nothing is issued from the immaculate hearts of these Holy Infallibles except statements proving that they have received these words from the Most High Origin.
The ziyarah of `Ashura', however, is similar to the Words of Almighty Allah that He revealed to Archangel Gabriel. This fact can be noticed in the words of this form of ziyarah, including the statements of invoking curses (on the enemies), the statements of invoking blessings (on the Imam and his companions), and the supplicatory statements. Hence, Archangel Gabriel conveyed these words to the Seal of the Prophets.
As maintained by tangible experiences, this form of ziyarah is unique in achieving the requests, gaining the needs, and warding off the enemies if a visitor recites it continuously for forty days or even less.
However, the most astonishing effect of preserving in reciting this form of ziyarah can be touched in the following story, mentioned in the book of Dar al-Salam. However, I will mention it in brief:
Hasan al-Yazdi the trustworthy, righteous, and pious Hajj and Mawla who lived in the vicinity of the holy shrine in al-Ghari (i.e. al-Najaf) and who was one of those who acted faithfully as regards neighboring this holy place and practiced acts of worship painstakingly, has reported the following incident from Muhammad `Ali al-Yazdi the trustworthy and honest Hajj: In Yazd, there was a righteous and virtuous man who used to preoccupy
himself (with acts of worship) and make preparations for his next life in his grave. He used to spend nights in a graveyard in the skirts of the city of Yazd, known as Mazar, in which a group of righteous people were buried. He had a neighbor who grew up with him since infanthood and both joined the same school and studied under the same mentor. Nevertheless, this neighbor became a tither (i.e. he seizes tenth of the people’s gains by means of power and injustice). He did not quit this process until he died. He was then buried in that graveyard in a grave near the place where the righteous man used to stay overnight.
In less than one month after the death of this tither, his righteous neighbor saw him in sleep in a good-looking costume as if he was enjoying the brightness of bliss. The righteous man approached the dead man and asked him, “I know very well your origin and your end, and your open appearance and your hidden manners. You were not one of those whom are expected to have righteous inner self and your deeds would bring you nothing but torment and chastisement. How could you attain this status?”
The dead replied, “What you have just said is exactly the truth. I had been placed in the most terrible torture since my death up to yesterday when the wife of Ashraf, the blacksmith, died and was buried in this place.” The dead pointed to a definite side, which was about one hundred arms away from his burial place. He then went on, “At the night of her burial, Abu-`Abdullah (Imam al-Husayn) visited her three times. In the third time, he ordered torture to be stopped from all the dead inhabitants of this graveyard. Since then, I was turned into bliss, luxury, comfort, and coziness.”
When the righteous man woke up, he was deeply perplexed. He therefore went to the market of the blacksmiths to ask about the man whose wife had recently died, because he had no familiarity with that man. When he found the blacksmith, he asked him, “Did you have a wife?” The blacksmith answered, “Yes, I had. She died recently and she was buried in such-and-such place.” The man mentioned the very place to which the dead tither pointed in the dream of the righteous man. “Had she ever visited the tomb of Abu-`Abdullah?” the righteous man asked. “No, she had not,” answered her widower. “Did she usually mention the misfortunes that the Imam (`a) had to encounter?” asked the righteous man. “No, she did not,” answered her widower. “Was she usually holding consolation ceremonies for Imam al-Husayn (`a)?” asked the righteous man. “No, she was not,” answered her widower, who added, “What for are you putting such questions?” Here, the righteous man narrated the whole story of his dream. The widower then said, “Yes, she used to recite ziyarah of `Ashura' very frequently.”

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 (peace be upon him) from his own house.
The Imam said, “Listen, Alqamah! After you point to Imam al-Husayn (peace be upon him) 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 (peace be upon him). 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 (peace be upon him) since the day of his martyrdom.”
10th Muharram recitation
The following is the elaborate report of this form of ziyarah, as has been narrated by Shaykh Abu-Ja`far al-Tusi in his book of al-Misbah:
Muhammad ibn Isma`il ibn Buzaygh has reported on the authority of Salih ibn `Aqabah on the authority of his father on the authority of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (`a) who said, “Whoever visits al-Husayn ibn `Ali (`a) on the tenth of Muharram (i.e. the `ªshura' Day) and remains there weeping, will meet Almighty Allah on the day of meeting Him having the reward of two thousand times of going on hajj, two thousand times of going on `umrah, as well as the reward of one who has participated with the Holy Messenger of Allah and with the Holy Imams in two thousand campaigns.” The reporter asked, “May Allah accept me as ransom for you! What should one who lives in remote regions and cannot come to the tomb on that day do?”
The Imam (`a) explained, “As for such people, they may come out to a wasteland or go up a high roof in their houses, wave towards Imam al-Husayn (`a) with greeting, invoke earnestly curses on those who killed him, and then offer a two-unit prayer. They may do so before midday. They may then mourn and weep for al-Husayn (`a) and order those who live with them in their houses to weep for him, unless they fear for themselves from certain individuals who live with them. They may hold mournful ceremonies in their houses and show grief for him. They may also console one another on this terrible occasion of Imam al-Husayn’s sufferings. If they do all that, I myself guarantee for them to grant the rewards that I have mentioned beforehand.” The reporter asked, “May Allah accept me as ransom for you! Do you really promise them and guarantee for them to have that reward?”
The Imam (`a) answered, “Yes, I do. I do promise them and guarantee for them having that reward.” The reporter asked, “In which method should we console one another on this occasion?” The Imam instructed, “You may address the following words at one another:
اعْظَمَ ٱللَّهُ اجُورَنَا بِمُصَابِنَا بِٱلْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
a`zama allahu ujurana bimusabina bilhusayni `alayhi alssalamu
May Allah double up our rewards on account of our sorrow for (the martyrdom of) al-Husayn, peace be upon him,
وَجَعَلَنَا وَإِيَّاكُمْ مِنَ ٱلطَّالِبِينَ بِثَارِهِ
wa ja`alana wa iyyakum min alttalibina bitha'rihi
and may He include you and us with those who shall take revenge upon his killers
مَعَ وَلِيِّهِ ٱلإِمَامِ ٱلْمَهْدِيِّ مِنْ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلامُ
ma`a waliyyihi al-imami almahdiyyi min ali muhammadin `alayhimu alssalamu
with his blood-claimer; Imam al-Mahdi who belongs to the Household of Muhammad, peace be upon them all.
If possible, you may not leave your house on that day to settle any of your needs, because this day is doomed and no need of a faithful believer is settled on it; and even if it is settled, it will be unblessed. Moreover, whatever is saved on this day will be unblessed and so will be his family members. If they do all that, they will have the reward of one thousand times of hajj and one thousand times of `umrah as well as one thousand participations in campaigns with the Holy Messenger of Allah. They will also gain the reward of all misfortunes that have inflicted every prophet, prophet’s successor, veracious, and martyr who have died or been killed since Almighty Allah has created this world up to the Resurrection Hour.” Salih ibn `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 supplicatory 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 supplicatory 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 thus said, “Listen, `Alqamah! After you point to Imam al-Husayn (`a) with greetings and offer the two-unit prayer, you may utter 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.”( )