Ziyarat Imam Muhammad Taqi Al Jawad (عليهم السلام)

Birth:Medina- 10th Rajab 195 AH 811 CE | Martyrdom: Poisoned by Abbasid Caliph Mu'tasim 29th Zilqad 220 A.H at young age of 25 Buried: al-Kadhimiya shrine, Baghdad, Iraq
Father : Imam Ali Ibn Musa Al Ridha(as) | Mother: Sukayna al-Murseyah; Khayzooran | Kunniyat :Abu Jaffar
Laqab (Title): Al Jawad , Al Taqi | His Son : Imam Ali Naqi(as)

Book on life .B.Quraishi
Life sketch pdf-Al Zeeshan Haider
Wise sayings
The Shrine Jawadain website
Imam's 10 Munajat from Baqiyatus salehat
Gates of Sustenance -ABTV series on life

About the ziyarah form dedicated to Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (peace be upon him), the three master scholars (Shaykh al-Mufid, al-Shahid, and Muhammad ibn al-Mashhadi) have said the following: You may direct yourself to the tomb of Abu-Ja`far Muhammad ibn `Ali al-Jawad (peace be upon him). When you stop near the tomb, you may say the following words:


اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waliyya allahi
Peace be upon you, O intimate servant of Allah.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya hujjata allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s argument.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُورَ ٱللَّهِ فِي ظُلُمَاتِ ٱلأَرْضِ
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 بْنَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka yabna rasuli allahi
Peace be upon you, O son of Allah’s Messenger.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَىٰ آبَائِكَ
alssalamu `alayka wa `ala aba'ika
Peace be upon you and upon your fathers.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَىٰ أَبْنَائِكَ
alssalamu `alayka wa `ala abna'ika
Peace be upon you and upon your descendants.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَىٰ أَوْلِيَائِكَ
alssalamu `alayka wa `ala awliya'ika
Peace be upon you and upon your loyalists.
أَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ قَدْ أَقَمْتَ ٱلصَّلاَةَ
ashhadu annaka qad aqamta alssalata
I bear witness that you performed the prayers,
وَآتَيْتَ ٱلزَّكَاةَ
wa atayta alzzakata
defrayed the poor-rate,
وَأَمَرْتَ 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 Allah as exactly as striving should be,
وَصَبَرْتَ عَلَىٰ ٱلأَذَىٰ فِي جَنْبِهِ
wa sabarta `ala al-adha fi janbihi
and endured harm for His sake
حَتَّىٰ أَتَاكَ ٱلْيَقِينُ
hatta ataka alyaqinu
until death came upon you.
أَتَيْتُكَ زَائِراً
ataytuka za'iran
I have come to you, visiting you,
عَارِفاً بِحَقِّكَ
`arifan bihaqqika
recognizing your right,
مُوَالِياً لأَوْلِيَائِكَ
muwaliyan li'awliya'ika
declaring loyalty to your loyalists,
مُعَادِياً لأَعْدَائِكَ
mu`adiyan lia`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 kiss the tomb and put your both cheeks on it. You may then offer the two-unit prayer of ziyarah, after which you may offer any other prayers. You may then prostrate and say the following words:

إِرْحَمْ مَنْ أَسَاءَ وَٱقَتَرَفَ
irham man asa'a waqatarafa
(Please) have mercy upon him who had misbehaved and committed sins,
وَٱسْتَكَانَ وَٱعْتَرَفَ
wastakana wa`tarafa
but he then submitted and confessed.
You may then place your right cheek on the ground and say the following words:

إِنْ كُنْتُ بِئْسَ ٱلْعَبْدُ
in kuntu bi'sa al`abdu
If I am the worst servant (of You),
فَأَنْتَ نِعْمَ ٱلرَّبُّ
fa'anta ni`ma alrrabbu
then You are the All-excellent Lord.
You may then place your left cheek on the ground and say the following words:

عَظُمَ ٱلذَّنْبُ مِنْ عَبْدِكَ
`azuma aldhdhanbu min `abdika
Your servant’s sin has been very flagrant,
فَلْيَحْسُنِ ٱلْعَفْوُ مِنْ عِنْدِكَ
falyahsun al`afwu min `indika
then let Your pardon be very excellent.
يَا كَرِيـمُ
ya karimu
O All-generous!
you may then return to the position of prostration and repeat the following word one hundred times:
شُكْراً
shukran
Thanks.

In his book of al-Mazar, Sayyid Ibn Tawus says: You may stop at the tomb of Imam al-Jawad (peace be upon him), kiss it, and say the following words:
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا جَعْفَرٍ
alssalamu `alayka ya aba ja`farin
Peace be upon you, O Abu-Ja`far
مُحَمَّدُ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ
muhammadu bna `aliyyin
Muhammad the son of `Ali,
ٱلْبَرُّ ٱلتَّقِيُّ
albarru alttaqiyyu
the righteous, pious,
ٱلإِمَامُ ٱلْوَفِيُّ
al-imamu alwafiyyu
and faithful leader.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّضِيُّ ٱلزَّكِيُّ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alrradiyyu alzzakiyyu
Peace be upon you, O pleased and pure.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waliyya allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s intimate servant.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نَجِيَّ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya najiyya allahi
Peace be upon you, O confidentially talked by Allah.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَفِيـرَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya safira allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s emissary.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سِرَّ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya sirra allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s secret.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ضِيَاءَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya diya'a allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s brightness.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَنَاءَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya sana'a allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s brilliance.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا كَلِمَةَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya kalimata allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s Word.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رَحْمَةَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya rahmata allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s mercy.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلنُّوُرُ ٱلسَّاطِعُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alnnuru alssati`u
Peace be upon you, O shining light.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْبَدْرُ ٱلطَّالِعُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha albadru alttali`u
Peace be upon you, O rising full moon.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلطَّيِّبُ مِنَ ٱلطَّيِّبِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alttayyibu min alttayyibina
Peace be upon you, O pure who is the descendant of the pure ones.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلطَّاهِرُ مِنَ ٱلْمُطَهَّرِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alttahiru min almutahharina
Peace be upon you, O immaculate who is the descendant of the the immaculate ones.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلآيَةُ ٱلْعُظْمَىٰ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha al-ayatu al`uzma
Peace be upon you, O greatest sign.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْحُجَّةُ ٱلْكُبْرَىٰ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alhujjatu alkubra
Peace be upon you, O grandest argument.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْمُطَهَّرُ مِنَ ٱلزَّلاَّتِ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha almutahharu min alzzallati
Peace be upon you, O purified from slips.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْمُنَزَّهُ عَنِ ٱلْمُعْضِلاَتِ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha almunazzahu `an almu`dilati
Peace be upon you, O deemed above unforgivable failings.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْعَلِيُّ عَنْ نَقْصِ ٱلأَوْصَافِ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha al`aliyyu `an naqsi al-awsafi
Peace be upon you, O raised high against imperfect traits.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّضِيُّ عِنْدَ ٱلأَشْرَافِ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alrradiyyu `inda al-ashrafi
Peace be upon you, O pleased in the sight of the honorable ones.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَمُودَ ٱلدِّينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya `amuda alddini
Peace be upon you, O pillar of the religion.
أَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ وَلِيُّ ٱللَّهِ
ashhadu annaka waliyyu allahi wa hujjatuhu fi ardihi
I bear witness that you are the intimate servant of Allah,
وَحُجَّتُهُ فِي أَرْضِهِ
wa annaka janbu allahi
the argument of Him in His lands,
وَأَنَّكَ جَنْبُ ٱللَّهِ وَخِيَرَةُ ٱللَّهِ
wa khiyaratu allahi
the side of Allah, the best in the view of Allah,
وَمُسْتَوْدَعُ عِلْمِ ٱللَّهِ وَعِلْمِ ٱلأَنْبِيَاءِ
wa mustawda`u `ilmi allahi wa `ilmi al-anbiya'i
the store of the knowledge of Allah and the knowledge of the Prophets,
وَرُكْنُ ٱلإِيـمَانِ وَتَرْجُمَانُ ٱلْقُرْآنِ
wa ruknu al-imani wa tarjumanu alqur'ani
the cornerstone of faith, and the interpreter of the Qur'an.
وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مَنِ ٱتَّبَعَكَ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحَقِّ وَٱلْهُدَىٰ
wa ashhadu anna man ittaba`aka `ala alhaqqi walhuda
I also bear witness that whoever follows you has been on the right and true guidance
وَأَنَّ مَنْ أَنْكَرَكَ وَنَصَبَ لَكَ ٱلْعَدَاوَةَ
wa anna man ankaraka wa nasaba laka al`adawata
but whoever denies you and incurs your animosity
عَلَىٰ ٱلضَّلاَلَةِ وَٱلرَّدَىٰ
`ala alddalalati walrrada
has been on deviation and perdition.
أَبْرَأُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ وَإِلَيْكَ مِنْهُمْ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
abra'u ila allahi wa ilayka minhum fi alddunya wal-akhirati
I repudiate these in the presence of Allah and you in this world and in the Hereafter.
وَٱلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ مَا بَقِيتُ وَبَقِيَ ٱللَّيْلُ وَٱلنَّهَارُ
wa alssalamu `alayka ma baqitu wa baqiya allaylu walnnaharu
Peace be upon you as long as I am existent and as long as there are day and night.
Then recite the salawaat (invocation of blessings) upon Imam Mohammed Taqi Jawad (peace be upon him)

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَأَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ahli baytihi
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household,
وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ
wa salli `ala muhammadi bni `aliyyin
send blessings upon Muhammad the son of `Ali,
ٱلزَّكِيِّ ٱلتَّقِيِّ
alzzakiyyi alttaqiyyi
the pure, the pious,
وَٱلْبَرِّ ٱلْوَفِيِّ
walbarri alwafiyyi
the righteous, the faithful,
وَٱلْمُهَذَّبِ ٱلنَّقِيِّ
walmuhadhdhabi alnnaqiyyi
the refined, the bright,
هَادِي ٱلأُمَّةِ
hadi al-ummati
the guide of the nation,
وَوَارِثِ ٱلأَئِمَّةِ
wa warithi al-a'immati
the inheritor of the Imams,
وَخَازِنِ ٱلرَّحْمَةِ
wa khazini alrrahmati
the hoarder of mercy,
وَيَنْبُوعِ ٱلْحِكْمَةِ
wa yanbu`i alhikmati
the spring of wisdom,
وَقَائِدِ ٱلْبَرَكَةِ
wa qa'idi albarakati
the leader of blessing,
وَعَدِيلِ ٱلْقُرْآنِ فِي ٱلطَّاعَةِ
wa `adili alqur'ani fi altta`ati
the match of the Qur'an in obedience,
وَوَاحِدِ ٱلأَوْصِيَاءِ فِي ٱلإِخْلاَصِ وَٱلْعِبَادَةِ
wa wahidi al-awsiya'i fi al-ikhlasi wal`ibadati
the distinctive among the Successors in sincerity and worship,
وَحُجَّتِكَ ٱلْعُلْيَا
wa hujjatika al`ulya
Your premier argument,
وَمَثَلِكَ ٱلأَعْلَىٰ
wa mathalika al-a`la
Your highest example,
وَكَلِمَتِكَ ٱلْحُسْنَىٰ
wa kalimatika alhusna
Your most excellent Word,
ٱلدَّاعِي إِلَيْكَ
aldda`i ilayka
the caller to You,
وَٱلدَّالِّ عَلَيْكَ
walddalli `alayka
and the director towards You,
ٱلَّذِي نَصَبْتَهُ عَلَماً لِعِبَادِكَ
alladhi nasabtahu `alaman li`ibadika
whom You have appointed as signpost for Your servants,
وَمُتَرْجِماً لِكِتَابِكَ
wa mutarjiman likitabika
interpreter of Your Book,
وَصَادِعاً بِأَمْرِكَ
wa sadi`an bi'amrika
expounder of Your commands,
وَنَاصِراً لِدِينِكَ
wa nasiran lidinika
supporter of Your religion,
وَحُجَّةً عَلَىٰ خَلْقِكَ
wa hujjatan `ala khalqika
argument against Your creatures,
وَنُوراً تَخْرُقُ بِهِ ٱلظُّلَمَ
wa nuran takhruqu bihi alzzulama
radiance through whom darkness is penetrated,
وَقُدْوَةً تُدْرَكُ بِهَا ٱلْهِدَايَةُ
wa qudwatan tudraku biha alhidayatu
excellent example through whom true guidance is hit,
وَشَفيعاً تُنَالُ بِهِ ٱلْجَنَّةُ
wa shafi`an tunalu bihi aljannatu
and intercessor through whom Paradise is won.
اَللَّهُمَّ وَكَمَا أَخَذَ فِي خُشُوعِهِ لَكَ حَظَّهُ
allahumma wa kama akhadha fi khushu`ihi laka hazzahu
O Allah, just as he took his share of reverence for You
وَٱسْتَوْفَىٰ مِنْ خَشْيَتِكَ نَصِيبَهُ
wastawfa min khashyatika nasibahu
and received completely his portion of fear of You,
فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ أَضْعَافَ مَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَىٰ وَلِيٍّ
fasalli `alayhi ad`afa ma sallayta `ala waliyyin
so (please) bless him with many folds of blessings that You have ever poured down on an intimate servant of You
ٱرْتَضَيْتَ طَاعَتَهُ
irtadayta ta`atahu
whose obedience to You has been approved of by You
وَقَبِلْتَ خِدْمَتَهُ
wa qabilta khidmatahu
and whose servitude has been admitted by You.
وَبَلِّغْهُ مِنَّا تَحِيَّةً وَسَلاَماً
wa ballighhu minna tahiyyatan wa salaman
Convey to him greetings and salutations from us,
وَآتِنَا فِي مُوَالاَتِهِ مِنْ لَدُنْكَ فَضْلًا وَإِحْسَاناً
wa atina fi muwalatihi min ladunka fadlan wa ihsanan
and give us - from You on account of our loyalty to him - favors, kindness,
وَمَغْفِرَةً وَرِضْوَاناً
wa maghfiratan wa ridwanan
forgiveness, and pleasure.
إِنَّكَ ذُو ٱلْمَنِّ ٱلْقَدِيـمِ
innaka dhulmanni alqadimi
You are verily the Lord of eternal favoring
وَٱلصَّفْحِ ٱلْجَمِيلِ
walssafhi aljamili
and nice pardoning.

You may then offer the two-unit prayer of ziyarah and say the supplication, which begins with this statement:
اَللَّهُمَّ انْتَ ٱلرَّبُّ وَانَا ٱلْمَرْبُوبُ…
allahumma anta alrrabbu wa ana almarbubu…
O Allah, You are the Sustainer and I am the sustained…

اَللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ ٱلرَّبُّ وَأَنَا ٱلْمَرْبُوبُ
allahumma anta alrrabbu wa ana almarbubu
O Allah, You are the Sustainer and I am the sustained.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْخَالِقُ وَأَنَا ٱلْمَخْلُوقُ
wa anta alkhaliqu wa ana almakhluqu
You are the Creator and I am the created.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْمَالِكُ وَأَنَا ٱلْمَمْلُوكُ
wa anta almaliku wa ana almamluku
You are the Owner and I am the owned.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْمُعْطِي وَأَنَا ٱلسَّائِلُ
wa anta almu`ti wa ana alssa'ilu
You are the Granter and I am the beggar.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلرَّازِقُ وَأَنَا ٱلْمَرْزُوقُ
wa anta alrraziqu wa ana almarzuqu
You are the Provider with sustenance and I am the receiver of sustenance.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْقَادِرُ وَأَنَا ٱلْعَاجِزُ
wa anta alqadiru wa ana al`ajizu
You are the All-powerful and I am the powerless.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْقَوِيُّ وَأَنَا ٱلضَّعِيفُ
wa anta alqawiyyu wa ana aldda`ifu
You are the All-forceful and I am the weak.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْمُغِيثُ وَأَنَا ٱلْمُسْتَغِيثُ
wa anta almughithu wa ana almustaghithu
You are the Aide and I am the seeker of aid.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلدَّائِمُ وَأَنَا ٱلزَّائِلُ
wa anta aldda'imu wa ana alzza'ilu
You are the Everlasting and I am destined to die.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْكَبِيرُ وَأَنَا ٱلْحَقِيرُ
wa anta alkabiru wa ana alhaqiru
You are the Significant and I am the trivial.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْعَظِيمُ وَأَنَا ٱلصَّغِيرُ
wa anta al`azimu wa ana alssaghiru
You are the Great and I am the tiny.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْمَوْلَىٰ وَأَنَا ٱلْعَبْدُ
wa anta almawla wa ana al`abdu
You are the Lord and I am the slave.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ وَأَنَا ٱلذَّلِيلُ
wa anta al`azizu wa ana aldhdhalilu
You are the Almighty and I am the humble.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلرَّفِيعُ وَأَنَا ٱلْوَضِيعُ
wa anta alrrafi`u wa ana alwadi`u
You are the Elevated and I am the meek.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْمُدَبِّرُ وَا نَا ٱلْمُدَبَّرُ
wa anta almudabbiru wa ana almudabbaru
You are the Manager and I am managed.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْبَاقِي وَأَنَا ٱلْفَانِي
wa anta albaqi wa ana alfani
You are the Eternal and I am mortal.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلدَّيَّانُ وَأَنَا ٱلْمُدَانُ
wa anta alddayyanu wa ana almudanu
You are the Judge and I am judged.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْبَاعِثُ وَأَنَا ٱلْمَبْعُوثُ
wa anta alba`ithu wa ana almab`uthu
You are the Resurrector and I am resurrected.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْغَنِيُّ وَأَنَا ٱلْفَقِيرُ
wa anta alghaniyyu wa ana alfaqiru
You are the Rich and I am the poor.
وَأَنْتَ ٱلْحَيُّ وَأَنَا ٱلْمَيِّتُ
wa anta alhayyu wa ana almayyitu
You are the Ever-living and I am subjected to death.
تَجِدُ مَنْ تُعَذِّبُ يَا رَبِّ غَيْرِي
tajidu man tu`adhdhibu ya rabbi ghayri
You, O my Lord, can find someone to torment other than me
وَلاَ أَجِدُ مَنْ يَرْحَمُنِي غَيْرُكَ
wa la ajidu man yarhamuni ghayruka
but I cannot find anyone to have mercy on me other than You.
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,
وَقَرِّبْ فَرَجَهُمْ
wa qarrib farajahum
hasten their Relief,
وَٱرْحَمْ ذُلِّي بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ
warham dhulli bayna yadayka
and have mercy on my humiliation before You,
وَتَضَرُّعِي إِلَيْكَ
wa tadarru`i ilayka
my imploration to You,
وَوَحْشَتِي مِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ
wa wahshati min alnnasi
my disassociation from people,
وَأُنْسِي بِكَ يَا كَرِيـمُ
wa unsi bika ya karimu
and my entertainment with You, O All-generous.
ثُمَّ تَصَدَّقْ عَلَيَّ فِي هٰذِهِ ٱلسَّاعَةِ
thumma tasaddaq `alayya fi hadhihi alssa`ati
Then, (please) endue me at this very hour
بِرَحْمَةٍ مِنْ عِنْدِكَ تُهَدِّئُ بِهَا قَلْبِي
birahmatin min `indika tuhaddi'u biha qalbi
with mercy from You by which You tranquilize my heart,
وَتَجْمَعُ بِهَا أَمْرِي
wa tajma`u biha amri
bring together my affairs,
وَتَلُمُّ بِهَا شَعَثِي
wa talummu biha sha`athi
reunite my scattering,
وَتُبَيِّضُ بِهَا وَجْهِي
wa tubayyidu biha wajhi
whiten my face,
وَتُكْرِمُ بِهَا مَقَامِي
wa tukrimu biha maqami
confer honor on my status,
وَتَحُطُّ بِهَا عَنِّي وِزْرِي
wa tahuttu biha `anni wizri
relieve me from my burdens,
وَتَغْفِرُ بِهَا مَا مَضَىٰ مِنْ ذُنُوبِي
wa taghfiru biha ma mada min dhunubi
forgive my past sins,
وَتَعْصِمُنِي فِي مَا بَقِيَ مِنْ عُمْرِي
wa ta`simuni fi ma baqiya min `umri
protect me against sinning in the rest of my lifetime,
وَتَسْتَعْمِلُنِي فِي ذٰلِكَ كُلِّهِ
wa tasta`miluni fi dhalika kullihi
employ me in my entire lifetime
بِطَاعَتِكَ وَمَا يُرْضِيكَ عَنِّي
bita`atika wa ma yurdika `anni
in acts of obedience to You and acts that bring about Your pleasure,
وَتَخْتِمُ عَمَلِي بِأَحْسَنِهِ
wa takhtimu `amali bi'ahsanihi
seal my deeds with the best of them,
وَتَجْعَلُ لِي ثَوَابَهُ ٱلْجَنَّةَ
wa taj`alu li thawabahu aljannata
decide Paradise to be my reward for that,
وَتَسْلُكُ بِي سَبِيلَ ٱلصَّالِحِينَ
wa tasluku bi sabila alssalihina
lead me to the path of the righteous,
وَتُعِينُنِي عَلَىٰ صَالِحِ مَا أَعْطَيْتَنِي
wa tu`inuni `ala salihi ma a`taytani
help me do well with the virtuous of what You have given me
كَمَا أَعَنْتَ ٱلصَّالِحِينَ عَلَىٰ صَالِحِ مَا أَعْطَيْتَهُمْ
kama a`anta alssalihina `ala salihi ma a`taytahum
in the same way as You have helped the righteous ones do well with what You have given them,
وَلاَ تَنْزَعْ مِنِّي صَالِحاً أَعْطَيْتِنِيهِ أَبَداً
wa la tanza` minni salihan a`taytinihi abadan
never deprive me of any virtuous thing that You have given me,
وَلاَ تَرُدَّنِي فِي سُوءٍ ٱسْتَنْقَذْتَنِي مِنْهُ أَبَداً
wa la taruddani fi su'in istanqadhtani minhu abadan
never send me back to a wicked matter from which You have saved me,
وَلاَ تُشْمِتْ بِي عَدُوّاً وَلاَ حَاسِداً أَبَداً
wa la tushmit bi `aduwwan wa la hasidan abadan
never make my enemy or one who envies me gloat at my misfortune,
وَلاَ تَكِلْنِي إِلَىٰ نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ أَبَداً
wa la takilni ila nafsi tarfata `aynin abadan
and never leave me alone with my own affairs even for a winking of an eye
وَلاَ أَقَلَّ مِنْ ذٰلِكَ وَلاَ أَكْثَرَ
wa la aqalla min dhalika wa la akthara
or less or more than that.
يَا رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
ya rabba al`alamina
O Lord of the worlds!
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,
وَأَرِنِي ٱلْحَقَّ حَقّاً فَأَتَّبِعَهُ
wa arini alhaqqa haqqan fa'attabi`ahu
show the right as it is in reality so that I will follow it
وَٱلْبَاطِلَ بَاطِلاً فَأَجْتَنِبَهُ
walbatila batilan fa'ajtanibahu
and the wrong as it is in reality so that I will shun it,
وَلاَ تَجْعَلْهُ عَلَيَّ مُتَشَابِهاً
wa la taj`alhu `alayya mutashabihan
never confuse the right and the wrong for me;
فَأَتَّبِعَ هَوَايَ بِغَيْرِ هُدىًٰ مِنْكَ
fa'attabi`a hawaya bighayri hudan minka
lest I will follow my own desires without finding true guidance from You.
وَٱجْعَلْ هَوَايَ تَبَعاً لِطَاعَتِكَ
waj`al hawaya taba`an lita`atika
And (please) cause all my desires to follow the obedience to You,
وَخُذْ رِضَا نَفْسِكَ مِنْ نَفْسِي
wa khudh rida nafsika min nafsi
take the pleasure of You from the pleasure of myself,
وَٱهْدِنِي لِمَا ٱخْتُلِفَ فِيهِ مِنَ ٱلْحَقِّ بِإِذْنِكَ
wahdini lima ikhtulifa fihi min alhaqqi bi'idhnika
and guide me to the right about which disagreement has taken place by permission of You;
إِنَّكَ تَهْدِي مَنْ تَشَاءُ إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ
innaka tahdi man tasha'u ila siratin mustaqimin
verily, You guide whomever You wish to a straight path.
You may then pray to Almighty Allah for your personal requests and they shall be granted, Allah willing.

In Man-la Yadhahrul Faqih, Shaykh al-Saduq has reported the following: When you intend to visit Imam al-Jawad (peace be upon him), you may bathe yourself and put on two clean (and ceremonially pure) pieces of clothes. You may then say the following words:
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadi abni `aliyyin
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon Muhammad the son of `Ali,
ٱلإِمَامِ ٱلتَّقِيِّ ٱلنَّقِيِّ
al-imami alttaqiyyi alnnaqiyyi
the pious, bright,
ٱلرِّضِيِّ ٱلْمَرْضِيِّ
alrradiyyi almardiyyi
pleasing, and pleased Imam
وَحُجَّتِكَ عَلَىٰ مَنْ فَوْقَ ٱلأَرْضِ
wa hujjatika `ala man fawqa al-ardi
and Your argument against all those who are on the earth
وَمَنْ تَحْتَ ٱلثَّرَىٰ
wa man tahta alththara
and those who are beneath the ground
صَلاَةً كَثِيرَةً
salatan kathiratan
with such blessings that are plentiful,
نَامِيَةً زَاكِيَةً مُبَارَكَةً
namiyatan zakiyatan mubarakatan
ever-increasing, pure, blessed,
مُتَوَاصِلَةً مُتَرَادِفَةً مُتَوَاتِرَةً
mutawasilatan mutaradifatan mutawatiratan
continuous, consecutive, and uninterrupted
كَأَفْضَلِ مَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَىٰ أَحَدٍ مِنْ أَوْلِيَائِكَ
ka'afdali ma sallayta `ala ahadin min awliya'ika
and with the most excellent blessings that You have ever conferred upon any of Your intimate servants.
وَٱلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ ٱللَّهِ
wa alssalamu `alayka ya waliyya allahi
And peace be upon you, O Allah’s most intimate servant.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُورَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya nura allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s brightness.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya hujjata allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s argument.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا إِمَامَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya imama almu'minina
Peace be upon you, O leader of the believers,
وَوَارِثَ عِلْمِ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ
wa waritha `ilmi alnnabiyyina
inheritor of the knowledge of the Prophets,
وَسُلاَلَةَ ٱلْوَصِيِّينَ
wa sulalata alwasiyyina
and descendant of the Prophets’ successors.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُورَ ٱللَّهِ فِي ظُلُمَاتِ ٱلأَرْضِ
alssalamu `alayka ya nura allahi fi zulumati al-ardi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s light in the darkness of the earth.
أَتَيْتُكَ زَائِراً
ataytuka za'iran
I have come to you, visiting you,
عَارِفاً بِحَقِّكَ
`arifan bihaqqika
recognizing your right,
مُعَادِياً لأَعْدَائِكَ
mu`adiyan li'a`da'ika
incurring the animosity of your enemies,
مُوَالِياً لأَوْلِيَائِكَ
muwaliyan li'awliya'ika
and showing loyalty to your loyalists.
فَٱشْفَعْ لِي عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ
fashfa` li `inda rabbika
So, (please) intercede for me with your Lord.

You may then pray to Almighty Allah to grant you your personal needs.


اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْبَابِ ٱلأَقْصَدِ
alssalamu `ala albabi al-aqsadi
Peace be upon the most straight door (to true guidance),
وَٱلطَّرِيقِ ٱلأَرْشَدِ
walttariqi al-arshadi
the most upright path,
وَٱلْعَالِمِ ٱلْمُؤَيَّدِ
wal`alimi almu'ayyadi
the Divinely supported knower,
يُنْبُوعِ ٱلْحِكَمِ
yunbu`i alhikami
the spring of wisdoms,
وَمِصْبَاحِ ٱلظُّلَمِ
wa misbahi alzzulami
the lantern in darkness,
سَيِّدِ ٱلْعَرَبِ وَٱلْعَجَمِ
sayyidi al`arabi wal`ajami
the chief of Arabs and non-Arabs,
ٱلْهَادِي إِلَىٰ ٱلرَّشَادِ
alhadi ila alrrashadi
the guide to orthodoxy,
ٱلْمُوَفَّقِ بِٱلتَّأْيِيدِ وَٱلسَّدَادِ
almuwaffaqi biltta'yidi walssadadi
and the granted success by means of support and leading to trueness;
مَوْلاَيَ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ
mawlaya abi ja`farin
my master Abu-Ja`far
مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ٱلْجَوَادِ
muhammadi bni `aliyyin aljawadi
Muhammad the son of `Ali the Magnanimous.
أَشْهَدُ يَا وَلِيَّ ٱللَّهِ
ashhadu ya waliyya allahi
I bear witness that you are the intimate servant of Allah;
أَنَّكَ أَقَمْتَ ٱلصَّلاَةَ
annaka aqamta alssalata
you performed the prayers,
وَآتَيْتَ ٱلزَّكَاةَ
wa atayta alzzakata
defrayed the poor-rate,
وَأَمَرْتَ بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ
wa amarta bilma`rufi
enjoined the right,
وَنَهَيْتَ عَنِ ٱلْمُنْكَرِ
wa nahayta `an almunkari
forbade the wrong,
وَجَاهَدْتَ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِ
wa jahadta fi sabili allahi haqqa jihadihi
strove in the way of Allah as exactly as strife should be,
وَعَبَدْتَ ٱللَّهَ مُخْلِصاً حَتَّىٰ أَتَاكَ ٱلْيَقِينُ
wa `abadta allaha mukhlisan hatta ataka alyaqinu
and served Allah sincerely until death came upon you.
فَعِشْتَ سَعِيداً
fa`ishta sa`idan
So, you lived happily
وَمَضَيْتَ شَهَِيداً
wa madayta shahaidan
and passed away as martyr.
يَا لَيْتَنِي كُنْتُ مَعَكُمْ
ya laytani kuntu ma`akum
Would that I were with you,
فَأَفُوزَ فَوْزاً عَظِيماً
fa'afuza fawzan `aziman
then should I achieve a great success.
وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.

You may then kiss the blessed soil (of the tomb) and place your right cheek on it.
You may then offer the two-unit prayer of ziyarah after which you may pray Almighty Allah for any thing you want.


اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوسَىٰ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadi bni `aliyyi bni musa
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon Muhammad the son of `Ali the son of Musa,
عَلَمِ ٱلتُّقَىٰ
`alami alttuqa
the epitome of piety,
وَنُورِ ٱلْهُدَىٰ
wa nuri alhuda
the illumination of true guidance,
وَمَعْدِنِ ٱلْوَفَاءِ
wa ma`dini alwafa'i
the essence of faithfulness,
وَفَرْعِ ٱلأَزْكِيَاءِ
wa far`i al-azkiya'i
the branch of the bright ones,
وَخَلِيفَةِ ٱلأَوْصِيَاءِ
wa khalifati al-awsiya'i
the vicegerent of the Successors,
وَأَمِينِكَ عَلَىٰ وَحْيِكَ
wa aminika `ala wahyika
and Your trustee on Your revelations.
اَللَّهُمَّ فَكَمَا هَدَيْتَ بِهِ مِنَ ٱلضَّلاَلَةِ
allahumma fakama hadayta bihi min alddalalati
O Allah, as You have guided through him against straying off,
وَٱسْتَنْقَذْتَ بِهِ مِنَ ٱلْحَيْرَةِ
wastanqadhta bihi min alhayrati
saved against confusion,
وَأَرْشَدْتَ بِهِ مِنِ ٱهْتَدَىٰ
wa arshadta bihi man ihtada
directed those who were rightly guided,
وَزَكَّيْتَ بِهِ مَنْ تَزَكَّىٰ
wa zakkayta bihi man tazakka
and purified those who were purified,
فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ
fasalli `alayhi
so also (please) bless him
أَفْضَلَ مَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَىٰ أَحَدٍ
afdala ma sallayta `ala ahadin
with the most favorite blessings that You have ever conferred
مِنْ أَوْلِيَائِكَ وَبَقِيَّةِ أَوْصِيَائِكَ
min awliya'ika wa baqiyyati awsiya'ika
upon any of Your intimate servants and agents of Your Successors.
إِنَّكَ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ
innaka `azizun hakimun
Verily, You are Almighty, All-wise.

10 Munajaat (Whispered Prayers) of Imam Mohammed Taqi Al Jawad (peace be upon him)