Ziaraat & Salawaat Upon Ahlubayt (علیه السلام)

Ziyarah Jamia Saghira

The Minor Comprehensive Form of Ziyarah

In his book of Man La Yahdharul Faqih, Shaykh al-Saduq has reported that Imam al-Ridha (peace be upon him) was once asked about the way of visiting Imam Musa Kadhim (peace be upon him). He answered, “You may pray in the mosques surrounding his tomb. It is however acceptable to say the following (form of ziyarah) at all shrines.” This apparently means that it is acceptable to say this form of ziyarah at visiting the holy shrines of the Imams (peace be upon them) or even all other holy shrines, like those of the Prophets and the Prophets’ successors:

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ أَوْلِيَاءِ ٱللَّهِ وَأَصْفِيَائِهِ
alssalamu `ala awliya'i allahi wa asfiya'ihi
Peace be upon Allah's friends and well-chosen ones!
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ أُمَنَاءِ ٱللَّهِ وَأَحِبَّائِهِ
alssalamu `ala umana'i allahi wa ahibba'ihi
Peace be upon Allah's trustees and beloved ones!
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ أَنْصَارِ ٱللَّهِ وَخُلَفَائِهِ
alssalamu `ala ansari allahi wa khulafa'ihi
Peace be upon Allah's supporters and representatives!
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ مَحالِّ مَعْرِفَةِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `ala mahalli ma`rifati allahi
Peace be upon the centers of the recognition of Allah!
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ مَسَاكِنِ ذِكْرِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `ala masakini dhikri allahi
Peace be upon the places of mentioning Allah!
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ مُظْهِرِي أَمْرِ ٱللَّهِ وَنَهْيِهِ
alssalamu `ala muzhiri amri allahi wa nahyihi
Peace be upon the demonstrators of Allah's orders and prohibitions!
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلدُّعَاةِ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `ala alddu`ati ila allahi
Peace be upon the callers to Allah!
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُسْتَقِرِّينَ فِي مَرْضَاتِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `ala almustaqirrina fi mardati allahi
Peace be upon those settling down at Allah's pleasure!
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُخْلِصِينَ فِي طَاعَةِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `ala almukhlisina fi ta`ati allahi
Peace be upon those obeying Allah sincerely!
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلأَدِلاَّءِ عَلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `ala al-adilla'i `ala allahi
Peace be upon those guiding to Allah!
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلَّذِينَ مَنْ وَالاَهُمْ فَقَدْ وَالَىٰ ٱللَّهَ
alssalamu `ala alladhina man walahum faqad wala allaha
Peace be upon those the loyalty to whom is loyalty to Allah,
وَمَنْ عَادَاهُمْ فَقَدْ عَادَىٰ ٱللَّهَ
wa man `adahum faqad `ada allaha
the hostility towards whom is hostility towards Allah,
وَمَنْ عَرَفَهُمْ فَقَدْ عَرَفَ ٱللَّهَ
wa man `arafahum faqad `arafa allaha
the recognition of whom is recognition of Allah,
وَمَنْ جَهِلَهُمْ فَقَدْ جَهِلَ ٱللَّهَ
wa man jahilahum faqad jahila allaha
ignorance of whom is ignorance of Allah,
وَمَنِ ٱعْتَصَمَ بِهِمْ فَقَدِ ٱعْتَصَمَ بِٱللَّهِ
wa mani i`tasama bihim faqadi i`tasama billahi
sticking to whom is sticking to Allah,
وَمَنْ تَخَلَّىٰ مِنْهُمْ فَقَدْ تَخَلَّىٰ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ
wa man takhalla minhum faqad takhalla min allahi `azza wa jalla
and abandonment of whom is abandonment of Allah the Almighty and All-majestic.
وَأُشْهِدُ ٱللَّهَ أَنِّي سِلْمٌ لِمَنْ سَالَمْتُمْ
wa ushhidu allaha anni silmun liman salamtum
And I call Allah to witness that I am at peace with those with whom you are at peace
وَحَرْبٌ لِمَنْ حارَبْتُمْ
wa harbun liman harabtum
and at war with those with whom you are at war.
مُؤْمِنٌ بِسِرِّكُمْ وَعَلاَنِيَتِكُمْ
mu'minun bisirrikum wa `alaniyatikum
I believe in your secret and open affairs
مُفَوِّضٌ فِي ذٰلِكَ كُلِّهِ إِلَيْكُمْ
mufawwidun fi dhalika kullihi ilaykum
and I am relegating all that to you.
لَعَنَ ٱللَّهُ عَدُوَّ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
la`ana allahu `aduwa ali muhammadin
May Allah cure the enemy of Muhammad's Household,
مِنَ ٱلْجِنِّ وَٱلإِنْسِ
min aljinni wal-insi
including the jinn and mankind,
وَأَبْرَأُ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ مِنْهُمْ
wa abra'u ila allahi minhum
and I disavow them in the presence of Allah.
وَصَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
wa salla allahu `ala muhammadin wa alihi
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Household.
You may then invoke Almighty Allah’s blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household, by mentioning their names respectively. You may also invoke Almighty Allah’s curse on their enemies and then pray Him for any thing you wish for yourself as well as the believing men and women.

In the last paragraph of the tradition, the Imam (peace be upon him) has ordered us to invoke blessings upon the Holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and his Household and to mention their names one after another. It is therefore very fitting to say the form of invoking blessings upon the Holy Prophet and his Household, which is ascribed to Abu’l-Hasan al-Zarrab - Salwaat Zarrab Isfahani