Ziyarat and Salawat - Imam Musa bin Jafar Al-Kazim

Ziyarat and Salawat - Imam Musa bin Jafar Al-Kazim


اللَّهُ اكْبَرُ ٱللَّهُ اكْبَرُ
allahu akbaru allahu akbaru
Allah is the Most Great. Allah is the Most Great.
لاََ إِِلٰهَ إِِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ وَٱللَّهُ اكْبَرُ
la ilaha illa allahu wallahu akbaru
There is no god save Allah. And Allah is the Most Great.
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ عَلَىٰ هِدَايَتِهِ لِدِينِهِ
alhamdu lillahi `ala hidayatihi lidinihi
All praise be to Allah for guiding [me] to His religion
وَٱلتَّوْفِيقِ لِمَا دَعَا إِِلَيْهِ مِنْ سَبِيلِهِ
walttawfiqi lima da`a ilayhi min sabilihi
and for leading [me] successfully to His Course to which He has invited (us).
اَللَّهُمَّ إِِنَّكَ اكْرَمُ مَقْصُودٍ
allahumma innaka akramu maqsudin
O Allah, You are verily the most Honorable Besought One
وَاكْرَمُ مَاتِيٍّ
wa akramu ma'tiyyin
and the most Honorable Purposed One.
وَقَدْ اتَيْتُكَ مُتَقَرِّباً إِِلَيْكَ
wa qad ataytuka mutaqarriban ilayka
I thus have come to You, seeking nearness to You
بِٱبْنِ بِنْتِ نَبِيِّكَ
bibni binti nabiyyika
in the name of the son of Your Prophet’s daughter,
صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَىٰ آبَائِهِ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ
salawatuka `alayhi wa `ala aba'ihi alttahirina
Your blessings be upon him and upon his immaculate fathers
وَابْنَائِهِ ٱلطَّيِّبِيـنَ
wa abna'ihi alttayyibina
and pure sons.
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,
وَلاَ تُخَيِّبْ سَعْيِي
wa la tukhayyib sa`yi
never frustrate my efforts,
وَلاَ تَقْطَعْ رَجَائِي
wa la taqta` raja'i
never cut off my hope,
وَٱجْعَلْنِي عِنْدَكَ وَجِيهاً
waj`alni `indaka wajihan
make me illustrious in Your view
فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ وَمِنَ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِيـنَ
fi alddunya wal-akhirati wa min almuqarrabina
in this world as well as the world to come, and make me of those brought near to You.
You may then enter the shrine by preceding your right foot (to the left), saying 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
and on the way of Allah
وَعَلَىٰ مِلَّةِ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
wa `ala millati rasuli allahi
and on the norm of the Messenger of Allah (I proceed),
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
may Allah bless him and his Household.
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ
allahumma ighfir li wa liwalidayya
O Allah, (please do) forgive me, my parents,
وَلِجَمِيعِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِيـنَ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ
wa lijami`i almu'minina walmu'minati
and all the believing men and women.
When you reach the gate of the dome, you may stop there and ask permission of entrance by saying the following words:
اادْخُلُ يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ
a'adkhulu ya rasula allahi
O Allah’s Messenger, may I enter?
اادْخُلُ يَا نَبِيَّ ٱللَّهِ
a'adkhulu ya nabiyya allahi
O Allah’ Prophet, may I enter?
اادْخُلُ يَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنَ عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
a'adkhulu ya muhammadu bna `abdillahi
O Muhammad the son of `Abdullah, may I enter?
اادْخُلُ يَا امِيرَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
a'adkhulu ya amira almu'minina
O Commander of the Faithful, may I enter?
اادْخُلُ يَا ابَا مُحَمَّدٍ ٱلْحَسَنُ
a'adkhulu ya aba muhammadin alhasanu
O Abu-Muhammad al-Hasan, may I enter?
اادْخُلُ يَا ابَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلْحُسَيْنُ
a'adkhulu ya aba `abdillahi alhusaynu
O Abu-`Abdullah al-Husayn, may I enter?
اادْخُلُ يَا ابَا مُحَمَّدٍ عَلِيُّ بْنَ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
a'adkhulu ya aba muhammadin `aliyyu bna alhusayni
O Abu-Muhammad `Ali ibn al-Husayn, may I enter?
اادْخُلُ يَا ابَا جَعْفَرٍ مُحَمَّدُ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ
a'adkhulu ya aba ja`farin muhammadu abna `aliyyin
O Abu-Ja`far Muhammad ibn `Ali, may I enter?
اادْخُلُ يَا ابَا عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ جَعْفَرُ بْنَ مُحَمَّدٍ
a'adkhulu ya aba `abdillahi ja`faru bna muhammadin
O Abu-`Abdullah Ja`far ibn Muhammad, may I enter?
اادْخُلُ يَا مَوْلاَيَ يَا ابَا ٱلْحَسَنِ مُوسَىٰ بْنَ جَعْفَرٍ
a'adkhulu ya mawlaya ya aba alhasani musa bna ja`farin
O my master Abu’l-Hasan Musa ibn Ja`far, may I enter?
اادْخُلُ يَا مَوْلاَيَ يَا ابَا جَعْفَرٍ
a'adkhulu ya mawlaya ya aba ja`farin
O my master Abu-Ja`far, may I enter?
اادْخُلُ يَا مَوْلاَيَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ
a'adkhulu ya mawlaya muhammadu abna `aliyyin
O my master Muhammad ibn `Ali, may I enter?
While entering, you may repeat the following statement four times:
اَللَّهُ اكْبَرُ
allahu akbar
Allah is the Most Great.
You may then stop in front of the holy tomb, making the kiblah direction to be between your shoulders, and say the following words:
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ولِيَّ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنَ وَلِيِّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waliyya allahi wabna waliyyihi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s intimate servant and son of His intimate servant.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنَ حُجَّتِهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya hujjata allahi wabna hujjatihi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s argument and son of His argument.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا صَفِيَّ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنَ صَفِيِّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya safiyya allahi wabna safiyyihi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s choice and son of His choice.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا امِينَ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنَ امينِهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya amina allahi wabna aminihi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s trustee and son of His trustee.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُورَ ٱللَّهِ فِي ظُلُمَاتِ ٱلارْضِ
alssalamu `alayka ya nura allahi fi zulumati al-ardi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s light in the darkness of the earth.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا إِِمَامَ ٱلْهُدَىٰ
alssalamu `alayka ya imama alhuda
Peace be upon you, O leader to the true guidance.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَلَمَ ٱلدِّينِ وَٱلتُّقَىٰ
alssalamu `alayka ya `alama alddini walttuqa
Peace be upon you, O signpost of religiousness and piety.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَازِنَ عِلْمِ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya khazina `ilmi alnnabiyyina
Peace be upon you, O hoarder of the knowledge of the Prophets.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَازِنَ عِلْمِ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya khazina `ilmi almursalina
Peace be upon you, O hoarder of the knowledge of the Messengers.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نَائِبَ ٱلاوْصِيَاءِ ٱلسَّابِقِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya na'iba al-awsiya'i alssabiqina
Peace be upon you, O deputy of the preceding Successors (of the Prophets).
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَعْدِنَ ٱلْوَحْي ِٱلْمُبِينِ
alssalamu `alayka ya ma`dina alwahyi almubini
Peace be upon you, O essence of the manifest Revelation.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا صَاحِبَ ٱلْعِلْمِ ٱلْيَقِينِ
alssalamu `alayka ya sahiba al`ilmi alyaqini
Peace be upon you, O holder of the certain knowledge.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَيْبَةَ عِلْمِ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya `aybata `ilmi almursalina
Peace be upon you, O case of the knowledge of the Messengers.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ ايُّهَا ٱلإِمَامُ ٱلصَّالِحُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha al-imamu alssalihu
Peace be upon you, O righteous leader.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ ايُّهَا ٱلإِمَامُ ٱلزَّاهِدُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha al-imamu alzzahidu
Peace be upon you, O ascetic leader.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ ايُّهَا ٱلإِمَامُ ٱلْعَابِدُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha al-imamu al`abidu
Peace be upon you, O oft-worshipping leader.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ ايُّهَا ٱلإِمَامُ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّشِيدُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha al-imamu alssayyidu alrrashidu
Peace be upon you, O prudent leader and chief.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ ايُّهَا ٱلْمَقْتُولُ ٱلشَّهِيدُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha almaqtulu alshshahidu
Peace be upon you, O slain and martyred.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنَ وَصِيِّهِ
alssalamu `alayka yabna rasuli allahi wabna wasiyyihi
Peace be upon you, O son of Allah’s Messenger and son of his successor.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلاَيَ مُوسَىٰ بْنَ جَعْفَرٍ
alssalamu `alayka ya mawlaya musa bna ja`farin
Peace be upon you, O my master Musa son of Ja`far.
وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.
اشْهَدُ انَّكَ قَدْ بَلَّغْتَ عَنِ ٱللَّهِ مَا حَمَّلَكَ
ashhadu annaka qad ballaghta `an allahi ma hammalaka
I bear witness that you conveyed faithfully that which Allah ordered You to convey,
وَحَفِظْتَ مَا ٱسْتَوْدَعَكَ
wa hafizta ma istawda`aka
safeguarded that which He entrusted with you,
وَحَلَّلْتَ حَلاَلَ ٱللَّهِ
wa hallalta halala allahi
decided as lawful all that which Allah has deemed lawful,
وَحَرَّمْتَ حَرَامَ ٱللَّهِ
wa harramta harama allahi
decided as unlawful all that which Allah has deemed unlawful,
وَاقَمْتَ احْكَامَ ٱللَّهِ
wa aqamta ahkama allahi
carried out the decrees of Allah,
وَتَلَوْتَ كِتَابَ ٱللَّهِ
wa talawta kitaba allahi
recited the Book of Allah,
وَصَبَرْتَ عَلَىٰ ٱلاذَىٰ فِي جَنْبِ ٱللَّهِ
wa sabarta `ala al-adha fi janbi allahi
endured harm for the sake of Allah,
وَجَاهَدْتَ فِي ٱللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِ
wa jahadta fi allahi haqqa jihadihi
and strove in the way of Allah as it ought to be striven
حَتَّىٰ اتَاكَ ٱلْيَقِينُ
hatta ataka alyaqinu
until death came upon you.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ مَضَيْتَ
wa ashhadu annaka madayta
I also bear witness that you passed away
عَلَىٰ مَا مَضَىٰ عَلَيْهِ آبَاؤُكَ ٱلطَّاهِرُونَ
`ala ma mada `alayhi aba'uka alttahiruna
carrying the same principles on which your immaculate fathers
وَاجْدَادُكَ ٱلطَّيِّبُونَ
wa ajdaduka alttayyibuna
and pure forefathers
ٱلاوْصِيَاءُ ٱلْهَادُونَ
al-awsiya'u alhaduna
the successors, guides,
ٱلائِمَّةُ ٱلْمَهْدِيُّونَ
al-a'immatu almahdiyyuna
leaders, and rightly guided ones passed away.
لَمْ تُؤْثِرْ عَمىًٰ عَلَىٰ هُدىًٰ
lam tu'thir `aman `ala hudan
You never preferred blindness to true guidance
وَلَمْ تَمِلْ مِنْ حَقٍّ إِلَىٰ بَاطِلٍ
wa lam tamil min haqqin ila batilin
and never slanted from right to wrong.
وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ نَصَحْتَ لِلَّهِ
wa ashhadu annaka nasahta lillahi
I also bear witness that you acted sincerely to Allah,
وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلاِمِيـرِ ٱلْمُؤمِنِينَ
wa lirasulihi wa li'amiri almu'minina
to His Messenger, and to the Commander of the Faithful,
وَانَّكَ ادَّيْتَ ٱلامَانَةَ
wa annaka addayta al-amanata
fulfilled the trust,
وَٱجْتَنَبْتَ ٱلْخِيَانَةَ
wajtanabta alkhiyanata
avoided betrayal,
وَاقَمْتَ ٱلصَّلاَةَ
wa aqamta alssalata
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,
وَعَبَدْتَ ٱللَّهَ مُخْلِصاً
wa `abadta allaha mukhlisan
and served Allah earnestly
مُجْتَهِداً مُحْتَسِباً
mujtahidan muhtasiban
and painstakingly, expecting His reward,
حَتَّىٰ اتَاكَ ٱلْيَقِيـنُ
hatta ataka alyaqinu
until death came upon you.
فَجَزَاكَ ٱللَّهُ عَنِ ٱلإِسْلاَمِ وَاهْلِهِ
fajazaka allahu `an al-islami wa ahlihi
So, may Allah reward you on behalf of Islam and its people
افْضَلَ ٱلْجَزَاءِ وَاشْرَفَ ٱلْجَزَاءِ
afdala aljaza'i wa ashrafa aljaza'i
with the best reward and the most honoring reward.
اتَيْتُكَ يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ زَائِراً
ataytuka yabna rasuli allahi za'iran
I have come to you, O son of Allah’s Messenger, visiting you,
عَارِفاً بِحَقِّكَ
`arifan bihaqqika
recognizing your right,
مُقِرّاً بِفَضْلِكَ
muqirran bifadlika
admitting your precedence,
مُحْتَمِلاًَ لِعِلْمِكَ
muhtamilan li`ilmika
knowing about your knowledgeability,
مُحْتَجِباً بِذِمَّتِكَ
muhtajiban bidhimmatika
seeking shield with your inviolability,
عَائِذاً بِقَبْرِكَ
`a'idhan biqabrika
seeking protection with your grave,
لاَئِذاً بِضَرِيـحِكَ
la'idhan bidarihika
resorting to your tomb,
مُسْتَشْفِعاً بِكَ إِِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ
mustashfi`an bika ila allahi
seeking your intercession with Allah,
مُوَالِياً لاِوْلِيَائِكَ
muwaliyan li'awliya'ika
declaring loyalty to your loyalists,
مُعَادِياً لاِعْدَائِكَ
mu`adiyan li'a`da'ika
incurring the animosity of your enemies,
مُسْتَبْصِراً بِشَانِكَ
mustabsiran bisha'nika
seeking insight of your standing
وَبِٱلْهُدَىٰ ٱلَّذِي انْتَ عَلَيْهِ
wa bilhuda alladhi anta `alayhi
and true guidance you are leading to,
عَالِماً بِضَلاَلَةِ مَنْ خَالَفَكَ
`aliman bidalalati man khalafaka
and having full acquaintance with the straying of those who dissent from you
وَبِٱلْعَمَىٰ ٱلَّذِي هُمْ عَلَيْهِ
wa bil`ama alladhi hum `alayhi
and the blindness they are following.
بِابِي انْتَ وَامِّي
bi'abi anta wa ummi
Ransoms for you be my father, mother,
وَنَفْسِي وَاهْلِي
wa nafsi wa ahli
myself, my family members,
وَمَالِي وَوَلَدِي
wa mali wa waladi
my property, and my sons.
يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
yabna rasuli allahi
O son of Allah’s Messenger,
اتَيْتُكَ مُتَقَرِّباً بِزِيَارَتِكَ إِِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ تَعَالَىٰ
ataytuka mutaqarriban biziyaratika ila allahi ta`ala
I have come to you seeking nearness to Allah the All-exalted by visiting you
وَمُسْتَشْفِعاً بِكَ إِِلَيْهِ
wa mustashfi`an bika ilayhi
and seeking your intercession for me with Him;
فَٱشْفَعْ لِي عِنْدَ رِبِّكَ
fashfa` li `inda rabbika
So, (please) intercede for me with your Lord
لِيَغْفِرَ لِي ذُنُوبِي
liyaghfira li dhunubi
so that He may forgive my sins,
وَيَعْفُوَ عَنْ جُرْمِي
wa ya`fuwa `an jurmi
pardon my offences,
وَيَتَجَاوَزَ عَنْ سَيِّئَاتِي
wa yatajawaza `an sayyi'ati
overlook my evildoings,
وَيَمْحُوَ عَنِّي خَطِيئَاتِي
wa yamhuwa `anni khati'iati
erase my wrongdoings,
وَيُدْخِلَنِي ٱلْجَنَّةَ
wa yudkhilani aljannata
allow me to enter Paradise,
وَيَتَفَضَّلَ عَلَيَّ بِمَا هُوَ اهْلُهُ
wa yatafaddala `alayya bima huwa ahluhu
endue me with favors that suit His generosity,
وَيَغْفِرَ لِي وَلآِبَائِي
wa yaghfira li wa li'aba'i
and forgive me, my forefathers,
وَلإِِِخْوَانِي وَاخَوَاتِي
wa li'ikhwani wa akhawati
my brothers, my sister,
وَلِجَمِيعِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ
wa lijami`i almu'minina walmu'minati
and all believing men and women
فِي مَشَارِقِ ٱلارْضِ وَمَغَارِبِهَا
fi mashariqi al-ardi wa magharibiha
in the east and west of the earth,
بِفَضْلِهِ وَجُودِهِ وَمَنِّهِ
bifadlihi wa judihi wa mannihi
out of His favoring, magnanimity, and benevolence.
You may then throw yourself on the grave, smear your two cheeks on it, and pray Almighty Allah for any thing you want.
You may then turn to the side of the Imam’s head and say the following words:
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلاَيَ
alssalamu `alayka ya mawlaya
Peace be upon you, O my master
يَا مُوسَىٰ بْنَ جَعْفَرٍ
ya musa bna ja`farin
Musa the son of Ja`far.
وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.
اشْهَدُ انَّكَ ٱلإِمَامُ ٱلْهَادِي
ashhadu annaka al-imamu alhadi
I bear witness that you are verily the guiding leader
وَٱلْوَلِيُّ ٱلْمُرْشِدُ
walwaliyyu almurshidu
and the guardian who leads to the right guidance,
وَانَّكَ مَعْدِنُ ٱلتَّنْزِيلِ
wa annaka ma`dinu alttanzili
you are verily the core of the Revelation,
وَصَاحِبُ ٱلتَّاوِيلِ
wa sahibu altta'wili
the man of true interpretation,
وَحَامِلُ ٱلتَّوْرَاةِ وَٱلإِنْجِيلِ
wa hamilu alttawrati wal-injili
the bearer of the Torah and the Gospel,
وَٱلْعَالِمُ ٱلْعَادِلُ
wal`alimu al`adilu
the knowledgeable, the decent,
وَٱلصَّادِقُ ٱلْعَامِلُ
walssadiqu al`amilu
the veracious, and the one who puts his knowledge in practice.
يَا مَوْلاَيَ انَا ابْرَا إِِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ مِنْ اعْدَائِكَ
ya mawlaya ana abra'u ila allahi min a`da'ika
O my master, I repudiate your enemies in the presence of Allah
وَاتَقَرَّبُ إِِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ بِمُوَالاَتِكَ
wa ataqarrabu ila allahi bimuwalatika
and I seek nearness to Allah through loyalty to you.
فَصَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ
fasalla allahu `alayka
So, may Allah bless you,
وَعَلَىٰ آبَائِكَ وَاجْدَادِكَ وَابْنَائِكَ
wa `ala aba'ika wa ajdadika wa abna'ika
your fathers, your forefathers, your descendants,
وَشِيعَتِكَ وَمُحِبِّيكَ
wa shi`atika wa muhibbika
your partisans, and your devotees.
وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
May Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon them.
You may then offer the two-unit prayer of ziyarah, reciting Surah Yasin (No. 36) –after Surah al-Fatihah in the first unit- and Surah al-Rahman (No. 55) –after Surah al-Fatihah in the second unit. You may also recite any> Surah instead. Then, you may pray Almighty Allah for whatever you need.

Shaykh al-Mufid, al-Shahid, and Muhammad ibn al-Mashhadi have said the following: If you intend to visit Imam al-Kazim (`a) in Baghdad, you may first bathe yourself with the intention of visiting him, direct to the holy shrine, stop at its gate, ask permission of entrance, and then enter there while saying 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 on the norm of the Messenger of Allah,
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
may Allah bless him and his Household,
وَٱلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ اوْلِيَاءِ ٱللَّهِ
wa alssalamu `ala awliya'i allahi
and peace be upon the intimate servants of Allah.
You may then walk until you stop in front of the grave of Musa ibn Ja`far (`a). When you stop there, you may say the following words:
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُورَ ٱللَّهِ فِي ظُلُمَاتِ ٱلارْضِ
alssalamu `alayka ya nura allahi fi zulumati al-ardi
Peace be upon you, O light of Allah in the darkness of the earth.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waliyya allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s intimate servant.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya hujjata allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s argument.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بَابَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya baba allahi
Peace be upon you, O door to Allah.
اشْهَدُ انَّكَ اقَمْتَ ٱلصَّلاَةَ
ashhadu annaka 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 wrong,
وَتَلَوْتَ ٱلْكِتَابَ حَقَّ تِلاَوَتِهِ
wa talawta alkitaba haqqa tilawatihi
recited the Book as it should be recited,
وَجَاهَدْتَ فِي ٱللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِ
wa jahadta fi allahi haqqa jihadihi
strove for the sake of Allah as exactly as strife should be,
وَصَبَرْتَ عَلَىٰ ٱلاذَىٰ فِي جَنْبِهِ مُحْتَسِباً
wa sabarta `ala aladha fi janbihi muhtasiban
endured harm for His sake expecting His reward,
وَعَبَدْتَهُ مُخْلِصاً حَتَّىٰ اتَاكَ ٱلْيَقِيـنُ
wa `abadtahu mukhlisan hatta ataka alyaqinu
and served Him sincerely until death came upon you.
اشْهَدُ انَّكَ اوْلَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ وِبِرَسُولِهِ
ashhadu annaka awla billahi wa birasulihi
I bear witness that you are the closest to Allah and His Messenger
وَانَّكَ ٱبْنُ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ حَقّاً
wa annaka ibnu rasuli allahi haqqan
and you are verily the son of Allah’s Messenger.
ابْرَا إِِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ مِنْ اعْدَائِكَ
abra'u ila allahi min a`da'ika
I repudiate your enemies in the presence of Allah
وَاتَقَرَّبُ إِِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ بِمُوَالاَتِكَ
wa ataqarrabu ila allahi bimuwalatika
and seek nearness to Allah through my loyalty to you.
اتَيْتُكَ يَا مَوْلاَيَ عَارِفاً بِحَقِّكَ
ataytuka ya mawlaya `arifan bihaqqika
I have come to you, O my master, recognizing your right,
مُوَالِياً لاِوْلِيَائِكَ
muwaliyan li'awliya'ika
declaring loyalty to your loyalists,
مُعَادِياً لاِعْدَائِكَ
mu`adiyan li'a`da'ika
and incurring the animosity of your enemies;
فَٱشْفَعْ لِي عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ
fashfa` li `inda rabbika
so, (please) intercede for me with your Lord.
You may then throw yourself on the grave, kiss it, place both your cheeks on it, turn to the side of the Imam’s head, stop there, and say the following words:
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka yabna rasuli allahi
Peace be upon you, O son of Allah’s Messenger.
اشْهَدُ انَّكَ صَادِقٌ
ashhadu annaka sadiqun
I bear witness that you are veracious.
ادَّيْتَ نَاصِحاً
addayta nasihan
You fulfilled [your duty] sincerely,
وَقُلْتَ امِيناً
wa qulta aminan
spoke honestly,
وَمَضَيْتَ شَهِيداً
wa madayta shahidan
and passed away as martyr.
لَمْ تُؤْثِرْ عَمىًٰ عَلَىٰ ٱلْهُدَىٰ
lam tu'thir `aman `ala alhuda
You never preferred blindness to the true guidance
وَلَمْ تَمِلْ مِنْ حَقٍّ إِلَىٰ بَاطِلٍ
wa lam tamil min haqqin ila batilin
and never slanted from right to wrong.
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ
salla allahu `alayka
May Allah send blessings upon you,
وَعَلَىٰ آبَائِكَ وَابْنَائِكَ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ
wa `ala aba'ika wa abna'ika alttahirina
upon your fathers, and upon your sons the immaculate.
You may then kiss the grave and offer a two-unit prayer. You may then offer any prayer you like. After that, you may prostrate yourself and say the following supplicaroty words:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِِلَيْكَ ٱعْتَمَدْتُ
allahumma ilayka i`tamadtu
O Allah, I have had recourse to You,
وَإِِلَيْكَ قَصَدْتُ
wa ilayka qasadtu
made my way to You,
وَبِفَضْلِكَ رَجَوْتُ
wa bifadlika rajawtu
hoped for Your favoring,
وَقَبْرَ إِِمَامِيَ ٱلَّذِي اوْجَبْتَ عَلَيَّ طَاعَتَهُ زُرْتُ
wa qabra imamiya alladhi awjabta `alayya ta`atahu zurtu
visited the tomb of my Imam the obedience to whom You have made obligatory on me,
وَبِهِ إِِلَيْكَ تَوَسَّلْتُ
wa bihi ilayka tawassaltu
and I have chosen him as my means to You;
فَبِحَقِّهِمُ ٱلَّذِي اوْجَبْتَ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِكَ
fabihaqqihimu alladhi awjabta `ala nafsika
so, [I beseech You] in the name of their rights which You have made incumbent upon Yourself,
ٱغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
ighfir li wa liwalidayya wa lilmu'minina
forgive me, my parents, and the believers,
يَا كَرِيـمُ
ya karimu
O All-generous.
You may then put your right cheek on the ground and say the following :
اَللَّهُمَّ قَدْ عَلِمتَ حَوَائِجِي
allahumma qad `alimta hawa'iji
O Allah, You have already known my requests;
فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَٱقْضِهَا
fasalli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin waqdiha
so, bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad and settle them for me.
You may then put your left cheek on the ground and say the following  words:
اَللَّهُمَّ قَدْ احْصَيْتَ ذُنُوبِي
allahumma qad ahsayta dhunubi
O Allah, You have certainly taken account of my sins;
فَبِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
fabihaqqi muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
so, [I beseech You] in the name of Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَٱغْفِرْهَا وَتَصَدَّقْ عَلَيَّ بِمَا انْتَ اهْلُهُ
waghfirha wa tasaddaq `alayya bima anta ahluhu
forgive them, and grant me as charity that which suits You.
You may then return to the position of prostration and repeat the following word one hundred times:
شُكْراً
shukran
Thanks.
You may then raise your head from prostration and pray for whatever you wish and whomever you wish.

In his book of Misbah al-Za'ir, the sublime Sayyid Ibn Tawus, while referring to some forms of ziyarah of Imam al-Kazim (`a), has mentioned a form of invoking blessings on him, which contains references to some of the Imam’s virtues, merits, method of worship, and misfortunes. Hence, a visitor of this Imam (`a) is advised not to miss the reward of this form of invocation of blessings, which is as follows:
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاهْلِ بَيْتِهِ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ahli baytihi
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household
وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ
wa salli `ala musa bni ja`farin
and send blessings upon Musa the son of Ja`far,
وَصِيِّ ٱلابْرَارِ
wasiyyi al-abrari
the successor of the righteous ones,
وَإِِمَامِ ٱلاخْيَارِ
wa imami al-akhyari
the leader of the excellent ones,
وَعَيْبَةِ ٱلانْوَارِ
wa `aybati al-anwari
the case of illuminations,
وَوَارِثِ ٱلسَّكِينَةِ وَٱلْوَقَارِ
wa warithi alssakinati walwaqari
and the inheritor of tranquility, solemnity,
وَٱلْحِكَمِ وَٱلآثَارِ
walhikami wal-athari
wisdoms, and traditions,
ٱلَّذِي كَانَ يُحْيِي ٱللَّيْلَ بِٱلسَّهَرِ إِِلَىٰ ٱلسَّحَرِ
alladhi kana yuhyi allayla bilssahari ila alssahari
who used to spend nights sleeplessly up to the early dawn
بِمُوَاصَلَةِ ٱلِٱسْتِغْفَارِ
bimuwasalati alistighfari
with continuous implorations for forgiveness.
حَلِيفِ ٱلسَّجْدَةِ ٱلطَّوِيلَةِ
halifi alssajdati alttawilati
He was inseparable associate of lengthy prostrations,
وَٱلدُّمُوعِ ٱلْغَزِيرَةِ
walddumu`i alghazirati
heavy tears,
وَٱلْمُنَاجَاةِ ٱلْكَثِيـرَةِ
walmunajati alkathirati
very much confidential talks,
وَٱلضَّرَاعَاتِ ٱلْمُتَّصِلَةِ
walddara`ati almuttasilati
and incessant implorations.
وَمَقَرِّ ٱلنُّهَىٰ وَٱلْعَدْلِ
wa maqarri alnnuha wal`adli
He was the center of understanding, justice,
وَٱلْخَيْرِ وَٱلْفَضْلِ
walkhayri walfadli
goodness, virtue,
وَٱلنَّدَىٰ وَٱلْبَذْلِ
walnnada walbadhli
generosity, and liberality.
وَمَالَفِ ٱلْبَلْوَىٰ وَٱلصَّبْرِ
wa ma'lafi albalwa walssabri
He was also accustomed to ordeals and endurance
وَٱلْمُضْطَهَدِ بِٱلظُّلْمِ
walmudtahadi bilzzulmi
and he was persecuted wrongfully,
وَٱلْمَقْبُورِ بِٱلْجَوْرِ
walmaqburi biljawri
entombed unjustly,
وَٱلْمُعَذَّبِ فِي قَعْرِ ٱلسُّجُونِ
walmu`adhdhabi fi qa`ri alssujuni
and tortured in the bottom of jails
وَظُلَمِ ٱلْمَطَامِيـرِ
wa zulami almatamiri
and darkness of cells.
ذِي ٱلسَّاقِ ٱلْمَرْضُوضِ بِحَلَقِ ٱلْقُيُودِ
dhi alssaqi almardudi bihalaqi alquyudi
He is the one whose leg was bruised by the rings of chains
وَٱلْجِنَازَةِ ٱلْمُنَادَىٰ عَلَيْهَا بِذُلِّ ٱلِٱسْتِخْفَافِ
waljanazati almunada `alayha bidhulli alistikhfafi
and whose funeral was called with calls of humility of belittling.
وَٱلْوَارِدِ عَلَىٰ جَدِّهِ ٱلْمُصْطَفَىٰ وَابِيهِ ٱلْمُرْتَضَىٰ
walwaridi `ala jaddihi almustafa wa abihi almurtada
He is the one who joined his grandfather the Chosen Prophet, his father the Well-pleased leader,
وَامِّهِ سَيِّدَةِ ٱلنِّسَاءِ
wa ummihi sayyidati alnnsa'i
and his mother the doyenne of women
بِإِرْثٍ مَغْصُوبٍ
bi'irthin maghsubin
with usurped inheritance,
وَوَلاَءٍ مَسْلُوبٍ
wa wala'in maslubin
robbed loyalty,
وَامْرٍ مَغْلُوبٍ
wa amrin maghlubin
overpowered state,
وَدَمٍ مَطْلُوبٍ
wa damin matlubin
unavenged blood,
وَسَمٍّ مَشْرُوبٍ
wa sammin mashrubin
and poisoned drink.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَكَمَا صَبَرَ عَلَىٰ غَلِيظِ ٱلِْمحَنِ
allahumma wa kama sabara `ala ghalizi almihani
O Allah, just as he suffered hard-hitting ordeals tolerantly,
وَتَجَرَّعَ غُصَصَ ٱلْكُرَبِ
wa tajarra`a ghusasa alkurabi
swallowed chokes of agonies,
وَٱسْتَسْلَمَ لِرِضَاكَ
wastaslama liridaka
surrendered to Your pleasure,
وَاخْلَصَ ٱلطَّاعَةَ لَكَ
wa akhlasa altta`ata laka
obeyed You sincerely,
وَمَحَضَ ٱلْخُشُوعَ
wa mahada alkhushu`a
adopted reverence for You,
وَٱسْتَشْعَرَ ٱلْخُضُوعَ
wastash`ara alkhudu`a
adapted himself with submission to You,
وَعَادَىٰ ٱلْبِدْعَةَ وَاهْلَهَا
wa `ada albid`ata wa ahlaha
stood against heresies and their bearers,
وَلَمْ يَلْحَقْهُ فِي شَيْءٍ مِنْ اوَامِرِكَ وَنَوَاهِيكَ لَوْمَةُ لاَئِمٍ
wa lam yalhaqhu fi shay'in min awamirika wa nawahika lawmatu la'imin
and did not care for the blame of any blamer in the course of following Your orders and refraining from Your prohibitions;
صَلِّ عَلَيْهِ صَلاَةً نَامِيَةً
salli `alayhi salatan namiyatan
so, (please) bless him with ever-increasing,
مُنْيفَةً زَاكِيَةً
munifatan zakiyatan
towering, and purifying blessings
تُوجِبُ لَهُ بِهَا شَفَاعَةَ امَمٍ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
tujibu lahu biha shafa`ata umamin min khalqika
due to which You endue him with the intercession of nations from Your creatures
وَقُرُونٍ مِنْ بَرَايَاكَ
wa qurunin min barayaka
and centuries of Your beings.
وَبَلِّغْهُ عَنَّا تَحِيَّةً وَسَلاَماً
wa ballighhu `anna tahiyyatan wa salaman
And convey to him greetings and salutation from us,
وَآتِنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ فِي مُوَالاَتِهِ فَضْلاًَ وَإِِحْسَاناً
wa atina min ladunka fi muwalatihi fadlan wa ihsanan
give us from You on account of our loyalty to him favors, bounty,
وَمَغْفِرَةً وَرِضْوَاناً
wa maghfiratan wa ridwanan
forgiveness, and pleasure.
إِِنَّكَ ذُو ٱلْفَضْلِ ٱلْعَمِيمِ
innaka dhulfadli al`amimi
Verily, You are the Lord of prevalent favor
وَٱلتَّجَاوُزِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ
walttajawuzi al`azimi
and great exoneration,
بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمينَ
birahmatika ya arhama alrrahimina
in the name of Your mercy; O most merciful of all those who show mercy.
Another Salawat from( short form -Baqeyat us salehat )
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ ٱلامِينِ ٱلْمُؤْتَمَنِ
allahumma salli `ala al-amini almu'tamani
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon the honest and trusted
مُوسَىٰ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ
musa bni ja`farin
Musa the son of Ja`far,
ٱلْبَرِّ ٱلْوَفِيِّ
albarri alwafiyyi
the dutiful, the faithful,
ٱلطَّاهِرِ ٱلزَّكِيِّ
alttahiri alzzakiyyi
the pure, the bright,
ٱلنُّورِ ٱلْمُبِينِ
alnnuri almubini
the clear light,
ٱلْمُجْتَهِدِ ٱلْمُحْتَسِبِ
almujtahidi almuhtasibi
the striver, the seeker of Your rewards,
ٱلصَّابِرِ عَلَىٰ ٱلاذَىٰ فِيكَ
alssabiri `ala al-adha fika
and the bearer of harm for Your sake.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَكَمَا بَلَّغَ عَنْ آبَائِهِ
allahumma wa kama ballagha `an aba'ihi
O Allah, as he conveyed on the authority of his fathers
مَا ٱسْتُوْدِعَ مِنْ امْرِكَ وَنَهْيِكَ
ma istudi`a min amrika wa nahyika
all Your orders and prohibitions that were deposited with him,
وَحَمَلَ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمَحَجَّةَ
wa hamala `ala almahajjati
directed (people) to the clear course,
وَكَابَدَ اهْلَ ٱلْعِزَّةِ وَٱلشِّدَّةِ
wa kabada ahla al`izzati walshshiddati
and had to encounter the people of authority and persecution
فِيمَا كَانَ يَلْقَىٰ مِنْ جُهَّالِ قَوْمِهِ
fima kana yalqa min juhhali qawmihi
while he was facing troubles from the ignorant people,
رَبِّ فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ
rabbi fasalli `alayhi
so, O Lord, bless him
افْضَلَ وَاكْمَلَ
afdala wa akmala
with the most favorite and most perfect
مَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَىٰ احَدٍ
ma sallayta `ala ahadin
blessings that You have ever conferred
مِمَّنْ اطَاعَكَ وَنَصَحَ لِعِبَادِكَ
mimman ata`aka wa nasaha li`ibadika
upon any one who obeyed You and wished well for Your servants.
إِِنَّكَ غَفوُرٌ رَحِيمٌ
innaka ghafurun rahimun
You are verily All-forgiving, All-merciful.