Ziarat of  Imam Ali Ibn Abu Talib(as) , on the night and day of 27th Rajab

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Shaykh Mufeed (r.a ) and Sayed Ibne Taaoos (r.a.) narrate that on the night and the day of 27th Rajab, turn to the tomb and say :

أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لا إِلهَ إِلاّ اللّهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ،

ash-hadu an l¡ il¡ha ill¡ all¡hu wa¦dahu l¡ shar¢ka lahu

I bear witness that there is no god save Allah, alone without having any associate.

وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ،

wa ash-hadu ann mu¦ammadan `abduhu wa ras£luhu

And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger,

وَأَنَّ عَلِيَّ بْنَ أَبِي طَالِبٍ أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَبْدُ اللّهِ وَأَخُو رَسُولِهِ،

wa anna `aliyy bna aby §¡libin am¢ra almu´min¢na `abdu all¡hi wa akhw ras£lihi

And that `Ali ibn Abu-Talib, the commander of the believers, is the brother of His Messenger,

وَأَنَّ الأئِمَّةَ الطَّاهِرِينَ مِنْ وُلْدِهِ حُجَجُ اللّهِ عَلَى خَلْقِهِ.

wa anna al-a’immata al§§¡hir¢na min wuldihi ¦ujaju all¡hi `al¡ khalqihi

And that the immaculate Imams from his offspring are Allah’s arguments against His creatures.

You may then enter the mausoleum, stop at the tomb, turn the face toward the tomb and repeat the takb¢r statement one hundred times:

Allah is the Greatest

all¡hu akbaru

اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ

You may then say the following:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ آدَمَ خَلِيفَةِ اللّهِ،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ w¡ritha ¡dama khal¢fati all¡hi

Peace be upon you; O the inheritor of Adam, the vicegerent of Allah.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ نُوحٍ صِفْوَةِ اللّهِ،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ w¡ritha n£¦in ¥ifwati all¡hi

Peace be upon you; O the inheritor of Noah, the choice of Allah.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ خَلِيلِ اللّهِ،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ w¡ritha ibr¡h¢ma khal¢li all¡hi

Peace be upon you; O the inheritor of Abraham, the intimate friend of Allah.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُوسَى كَلِيمِ اللّهِ،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ w¡ritha m£s¡ kal¢mi all¡hi

Peace be upon you; O the inheritor of Moses, the spoken by Allah.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عِيسَى رُوحِ اللّهِ،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ w¡ritha `¢s¡ r£¦i all¡hi

Peace be upon you; O the inheritor of Jesus, the spirit of Allah.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُحَمَّدٍ سَيِّدِ رُسُلِ اللّهِ،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ w¡ritha mu¦ammadin sayydi rusuli all¡hi

Peace be upon you; O the inheritor of Muhammad, the chief of Allah’s Messengers.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ am¢r¡lmu´min¢na

Peace be upon you; O the commander of the believers.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا إِمَامَ الْمُتَّقِينَ،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ im¡ma almuttq¢na

Peace be upon you; O the epitome of the pious ones.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَيِّدَ الْوَصِيِّينَ،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ sayyda alwa¥iyy¢na

Peace be upon you; O the chief of the Prophets’ successors.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَصِيَّ رَسُولِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ wa ¥iyy ras£li rabbi al`¡lam¢na

Peace be upon you; O the successor of the Messenger of the Lord of the worlds.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عِلْمِ الأوَّلِينَ وَالآخِرِينَ،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ w¡ritha `ilmi al-awwal¢na wal-¡khir¢na

Peace be upon you; O the inheritor of the knowledge of the past and the coming generations.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا النَّبَأُ الْعَظِيمُ،

alssal¡mu `alayka ayyuh¡ alnnba’u al`a¨¢mu

Peace be upon you; O the Great News.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الصِّرَاطُ الْمُسْتَقِيمُ،

alssal¡mu `alayka ayyuh¡ al¥¥r¡§u almustaq¢mu

Peace be upon you; O the Straight Path.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الْمُهَذَّبُ الْكَرِيمُ،

alssal¡mu `alayka ayyuh¡ almuhadhdhbu alkar¢mu

Peace be upon; O the noble, refined one.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الْوَصِيُّ التَّقِيُّ،

alssal¡mu `alayka ayyuh¡ alwa¥iyy alttqiyy

Peace be upon you; O the pious successor (of the Prophet).

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الرَّضِيُّ الزَّكِيُّ،

alssal¡mu `alayka ayyuh¡ alrr¤iyy alzzkiyy

Peace be upon you; O the well-pleased, pure one.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الْبَدْرُ الْمُضِيءُ،

alssal¡mu `alayka ayyuh¡ albadru almu¤¢‘u

Peace be upon you; O the shining full moon.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الصِّدِّيقُ الأكْبَرُ،

alssal¡mu `alayka ayyuh¡ al¥¥dd¢qu alakbaru

Peace be upon you; O the grandest veracious one.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الْفَارُوقُ الأعْظَمُ،

alssal¡mu `alayka ayyuh¡ alf¡r£qu ala`¨amu

Peace be upon you; O the greatest distinguisher (between the right and the wrong).

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا السِّرَاجُ الْمُنِيرُ،

alssal¡mu `alayka ayyuh¡ alssr¡ju almun¢ru

Peace be upon you; O the glowing lantern.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا إِمَامَ الْهُدَى،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ im¡ma alhud¡

Peace be upon you; O the leader to the true guidance.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَلَمَ التُّقَى،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ `alama alttq¡

Peace be upon you; O the pattern of piety.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ اللّهِ الْكُبْرَى،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ ¦ujjata all¡hi alkubr¡

Peace be upon you; O the grand argument of Allah.

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَاصَّةَ اللّهِ وَخَالِصَتَهُ،

alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ kh¡¥¥ata all¡hi wa kh¡li¥atahu

Peace be upon you; O the select and elite of Allah.

وَأَمِينَ اللّهِ وَصَفْوَتَهُ،

wa am¢na all¡hi wa ¥afwatahu

Peace be upon you; O the trustee and choice of Allah,

وَبَابَ اللّهِ وَحُجَّتَهُ،

wa b¡ba all¡hi wa ¦ujjtahu

And the door to and the argument of Allah,

وَمَعْدِنَ حُكْمِ اللّهِ وَسِرَّهِ،

wa ma`dina ¦ukmi all¡hi wa sirrhi

And the source and the secret of Allah’s judgment,

وَعَيْبَةَ عِلْمِ اللّهِ وَخَازِنَهُ،

wa `aybata `ilmi all¡hi wa kh¡zinahu

And the guardian and keeper of Allah’s knowledge,

وَسَفِيرَ اللّهِ فِي خَلْقِهِ،

wa saf¢ra all¡hi f¢ khalqihi

And the envoy of Allah among His creatures.

أَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ أَقَمْتَ الصَّلاةَ،

ash-hadu annaka aqamta al¥¥alata

I bear witness that you performed the prayers,

وَآتَيْتَ الزَّكَاةَ،

wa ¡tayta alzzkata

And you paid the zak¡t,

وَأَمَرْتَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ،

wa amarta bilma`r£fi

And you enjoined the right,

وَنَهَيْتَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ،

wa nahayta `ani almunkari

And you forbade the wrong,

وَاتَّبَعْتَ الرَّسُولَ،

w¡ttba`ta alrrs£la

And you followed the Messenger,

وَتَلَوْتَ الْكِتَابَ حَقَّ تِلاوَتِهِ،

wa talawta alkit¡ba ¦aqq til¡watihi

And you recited the Book as exactly as it must be,

وَبَلَّغْتَ عَنِ اللّهِ،

wa ballghta `ani all¡hi

And you conveyed the messages of Allah,

وَوَفَيْتَ بِعَهْدِ اللّهِ،

wa wafayta bi`ahdi all¡hi

And you fulfilled your covenant with Allah,

وَتَمَّتْ بِكَ كَلِمَاتُ اللّهِ،

wa tammt bika kalim¡tu all¡hi

And the Words of Allah were accomplished by you,

وَجَاهَدْتَ فِي اللّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِ،

wa j¡hadta f¢ all¡hi ¦aqq jih¡dihi

And you strove in Allah’s way in the best manner,

وَنَصَحْتَ لِلّهِ وَلِرَسُولِهِ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ،

wa na¥a¦ta lill¡hi wa liras£lihi ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lihi

And you advised for the sake of Allah and for the sake of His Messenger—peace be upon him and his Household,

وَجُدْتَ بِنَفْسِكَ صَابِراً مُحْتَسِباً

wa judta binafsika ¥¡biran mu¦tasiban

And you sacrificed yourself with steadfastness and seeking of Allah’s reward,

مُجَاهِداً عَنْ دِينِ اللّهِ،

muj¡hidan `an d¢ni all¡hi

And struggling for the defense of Allah’s religion,

مُوَقِّياً لِرَسُولِ اللّهِ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ،

muwaqqiyan liras£li all¡hi ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lihi

And protecting Allah’s Messenger—peace be upon him and his Household,

طَالِباً مَا عِنْدَ اللّهِ،

§¡liban m¡ `inda all¡hi

Seeking for that which is with Allah,

رَاغِباً فِيمَا وَعَدَ اللّهُ،

r¡ghiban f¢m¡ wa `ada all¡hu

And desiring for that which Allah has promised.

وَمَضَيْتَ لِلَّذِي كُنْتَ عَلَيْهِ شَهِيداً

wa ma¤ayta lilldhy kunta `alayhi shah¢dan

You also sealed your life as martyr,

وَشَاهِداً وَمَشْهُوداً،

wa sh¡hidan wa mashh£dan

And as witness and as witnessed;

فَجَزَاكَ اللّهُ عَنْ رَسُولِهِ وَعَنِ الإسْلامِ وَأَهْلِهِ مِنْ صِدِّيقٍ أَفْضَلَ الْجَزَاءِ.

fajaz¡ka all¡hu `an ras£lihi wa `ani alisl¡mi wa ahlihi min ¥idd¢qin af¤ala aljaz¡‘i

So, may Allah reward you on behalf of His Messenger and Islam and the people of Islam with the most favorite reward.

أَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ كُنْتَ أَوَّلَ الْقَوْمِ إِسْلاماً،

ash-hadu annaka kunta awwala alqawmi isl¡man

I bear witness that you were the first to embrace Islam,

وَأَخْلَصَهُمْ إِيمَاناً،

wa akhla¥ahum ‘¢m¡nan

And you were the most sincere in faith,

وَأَشَدَّهُمْ يَقِيناً،

wa ashaddhum yaq¢nan

And you were the most confident,

وَأَخْوَفَهُمْ لِلّهِ،

wa akhwafahum lill¡hi

And you were the most Allah-fearing,

وَأَعْظَمَهُمْ عَنَاءً،

wa a`¨amahum `an¡‘an

And you were the most steadfast (against ordeals for the sake of Islam)

وَأَحْوَطَهُمْ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللّهِ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ،

wa a¦wa§ahum `al¡ ras£li all¡hi ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lihi

And you were the most watchful for Allah’s Messenger—peace be upon him and his Household,

وَأَفْضَلَهُمْ مَنَاقِبَ،

wa af¤alahum man¡qiba

And you were endowed with the most favorable merits,

وَأَكْثَرَهُمْ سَوَابِقَ،

wa aktharahum saw¡biqa

And you were the foremost of everyone else in everything,

وَأَرْفَعَهُمْ دَرَجَةً،

wa arfa`ahum darajatan

And you were the owner of the most elevated rank,

وَأَشْرَفَهُمْ مَنْزِلَةً،

wa ashrafahum manzilatan

And you were the owner of the most honorable position,

وَأَكْرَمَهُمْ عَلَيْهِ،

wa akramahum `alayhi

And you were the most respected (by Almighty Allah and His Messenger).

فَقَوِيْتَ حِينَ وَهَنُوَا،

faqaw¢ta ¦¢na wa hanw¡

Thus, you became stronger when they became weak,

وَلَزِمْتَ مِنْهَاجَ رَسُولِ اللّهِ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ،

wa lazimta minh¡ja ras£li all¡hi ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lihi

And you abode by the course of Allah’s Messenger—peace be upon him and his Household.

وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ كُنْتَ خَلِيفَتَهُ حَقّاً،

wa ash-hadu annaka kunta khal¢fatahu ¦aqqan

I also bear witness that you were the true vicegerent of him (i.e. the Holy Prophet);

لَمْ تُنَازَعْ بِرَغْمِ الْمُنَافِقِينَ،

lam tun¡za` biraghmi almun¡fiq¢na

No one could ever compete with you in this position in spite of the existence of hypocrites,

وَغَيْظِ الْكَافِرِينَ،

wa ghay¨i alk¡fir¢na

The despise of the unbelievers,

وَضِغْنِ الْفَاسِقِينَ،

wa ¤ighni alf¡siq¢na

And the malice of the wicked.

وَقُمْتَ بِالأمْرِ حِينَ فَشِلُوَا،

wa qumta bilamri ¦¢na fashilw¡

You also managed the matters when they failed to do so,

وَنَطَقْتَ حِينَ تَتَعْتَعُوَا،

wa na§aqta ¦¢na tata`ta`w¡

And you spoke (the truth) when they stammered,

وَمَضَيْتَ بِنُورِ اللّهِ إِذْ وَقَفُوَا،

wa ma¤ayta bin£ri all¡hi idh wa qafw¡

And you carried on with the light of Allah when they stopped.

فَمَنِ اتَّبَعَكَ فَقَدِ اهْتَدَى،

famani attba`aka faqadi ahtad¡

Hence, he who follows you has actually been led to the true guidance.

كُنْتَ أَوَّلَهُمْ كَلاماً،

kunta awwalahum kal¡man

You were the first to speak,

وَأَشَدَّهُمْ خِصَاماً،

wa ashaddhum khi¥¡man

And you were the firmest in refuting the rivals,

وَأَصْوَبَهُمْ مَنْطِقاً،

wa a¥wabahum man§iqan

And you were the most eloquent of them,

وَأَسَدَّهُمْ رَأْياً،

wa asaddhum raiyan

And you were the most apposite in opinions,

وَأَشْجَعَهُمْ قَلْباً،

wa ashja`ahum qalban

And you were the most courageous,

وَأَكْثَرَهُمْ يَقِيناً،

wa aktharahum yaq¢nan

And you were the most confident of them,

وَأَحْسَنَهُمْ عَمَلاً،

wa a¦sanahum `amalan

And you were the best of them in deeds,

وَأَعْرَفَهُمْ بِالأمُورِ،

wa a`rafahum bila’um£ri

And you were the most learned in affairs.

كُنْتَ لِلْمُؤمِنِينَ أَباً رَحِيماً

kunta lilmu´min¢na aban ra¦¢man

For the believers, you were merciful father,

إِذْ صَارُوَا عَلَيْكَ عِيَالاً،

idh ¥¡r£ `alayka `y¡lan

And they were thus your dependants;

فَحَمَلْتَ أَثْقَالَ مَا عَنْهُ ضَعُفُوَا،

fa¦amalta athq¡la m¡ `anhu ¤a`ufw¡

So, you carried the burdens that they were too weak to carry,

وَحَفِظْتَ مَا أَضَاعُوَا،

wa ¦afi¨ta m¡ a¤¡`£

And you preserved that which they forfeited,

وَرَعَيْتَ مَا أَهْمَلُوَا،

wa ra`ayta m¡ ahmal£

And you conserved that which they neglected,

وَشَمَّرْتَ إِذْ جَبَنُوَا،

wa shammarta idh jaban£

And you prepared yourself for facing that which they were too coward to face,

وَعَلَوْتَ إِذْ هَلِعُوَا،

wa `alawta idh hala`£

And you advanced when they were dismayed,

وَصَبَرْتَ إِذْ جَزِعُوَا،

wa ¥abarta idh jaza`£

And you acted steadfastly when they became anxious.

كُنْتَ عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ عَذَاباً صَبّاً

kunta `al¡ alk¡fir¢na `adh¡ban ¥abban

You were thus incessant torment on the unbelievers,

وَغِلْظَةً وَغَيْظاً،

wa ghil¨atan wa ghay¨an

And you were also rude and furious (on them),

وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ غَيْثاً وَخِصْباً وَعِلْماً،

wa lilmu´min¢na ghaythan wa khi¥ban wa `ilman

And you rained (with mercy) on the believers, and you were fertile and source of knowledge for them.

لَمْ تُفْلَلْ حُجَّتُكَ،

lam tuflal ¦ujjatuka

Your argument was never weak,

وَلَمْ يَزِغْ قَلْبُكَ،

wa lam yazigh qalbuka

And your heart never deviated,

وَلَمْ تَضْعُفْ بَصِيرَتُكَ،

wa lam ta¤`uf ba¥¢ratuka

And your sagacity was never feeble,

وَلَمْ تَجْبُنْ نَفْسُكَ،

wa lam tajbun nafsuka

And your determination never cowered.

كُنْتَ كَالْجَبَلِ لا تُحَرِّكُهُ الْعَوَاصِفُ،

kunta k¡ljabali l¡ tu¦arriuhu al`aw¡¥ifu

You were as firm as mountain, as storms could never displace you,

وَلا تُزِيلُهُ الْقَوَاصِفُ،

wa l¡ tuz¢luhu alqaw¡¥ifu

And misfortunes could never move you.

كُنْتَ كَمَا قَالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ قَوِيّاً فِي بَدَنِكَ،

kunta kam¡ q¡la ras£lu all¡hi ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lihi qawiyyan f¢ badanika

You were as same as described by Allah’s Messenger—peace be upon him and his Household—who said about you that you are strong in your body,

مُتَوَاضِعاً فِي نَفْسِكَ،

mutaw¡¤i`an f¢ nafsika

And modest in yourself,

عَظِيماً عِنْدَ اللّهِ،

`a¨¢man `inda all¡hi

And great in the view of Allah,

كَبِيراً فِي الأرْضِ،

kab¢ran f¢ alar¤i

And imposing in the earth,

جَلِيلاً فِي السَّمَاءِ،

jal¢lan f¢ alssam¡‘i

And lofty in the heavens.

لَمْ يَكُنْ لأَحَدٍ فِيكَ مَهْمَزٌ،

lam yakun lia¦adin f¢ka mahmazun

None could ever find fault with you,

وَلا لِقَائِلٍ فِيكَ مَغْمَزٌ،

wa l¡ liq¡’ilin f¢ka maghmazun

And none could ever speak evil of you,

وَلا لِخَلْقٍ فِيكَ مَطْمَعٌ،

wa l¡ likhalqin f¢ka ma§ma`un

And you never desired for any of the created beings,

وَلا لأَحَدٍ عِنْدَكَ هَوَادَةٌ،

wa l¡ lia¦adin `indaka haw¡datum

And you were never lenient (unfairly) to anyone.

يُوجَدُ الضَّعِيفُ الذَّلِيلُ عِنْدَكَ قَوِيّاً عَزِيزاً حَتَّى تَأْخُذَ لَهُ بِحَقِّهِ،

y£jadu al¤¤a`¢fu aldhdhal¢lu `indaka qawiyyan `az¢zan ¦att¡ takhudha lahu bi¦aqqhi

The weak, humble one was strong and mighty in your view until you give him back his right,

وَالْقَوِيُّ الْعَزِيزُ عِنْدَكَ ضَعِيفاً حَتَّى تَأْخُذَ مِنْهُ الْحَقَّ،

wal-qawiyyu al`az¢zu `indaka ¤a`¢fan ¦att¡ takhudha minhu al¦aqqa

And the strong, mighty one was weak in your view until you take the others’ rights from him.

الْقَرِيبُ وَالْبَعِيدُ عِنْدَكَ فِي ذلِكَ سَوَاءٌ،

alqar¢bu wal-ba`¢du `indaka f¢ dhalika saw¡‘un

The near and the remote were equal in your view.

شَأْنُكَ الْحَقُّ وَالصِّدْقُ وَالرِّفْقُ،

shanuka al¦aqqu wal-¥¥idqu wal-rrifqu

You habit was to be right, honest, and kind,

وَقَوْلُكَ حُكْمٌ وَحَتْمٌ،

wa qawluka ¦ukmun wa ¦atmun

And your words were ruling and determination,

وَأَمْرُكَ حِلْمٌ وَعَزْمٌ،

wa amruka ¦ilmun wa `azmun

And your custom was forbearance and fortitude,

وَرَأْيُكَ عِلْمٌ وَحَزْمٌ،

wa ra¢uka `ilmun wa ¦azmun

And your view was knowledge and firmness.

إِعْتَدَلَ بِكَ الدِّينُ،

i`tadala bika aldd¢nu

At your hands did the religion become even,

وَسَهُلَ بِكَ الْعَسِيرُ،

wa sahula bika al`as¢ru

And the difficult became easy,

وَأُطْفِئَتْ بِكَ النِّيرَانُ،

wa a’u§f¢’at bika alnn¢r¡nu

And fires were extinguished,

وَقَوِيَ بِكَ الإيمَانُ،

wa qawiya bika al’¢m¡nu

And by you did faith become strong,

وَثَبَتَ بِكَ الإسْلامُ،

wa thabata bika alisl¡mu

And by you did Islam became steady,

وَهَدَّتْ مُصِيبَتُكَ الأنَامَ،

wa haddat mu¥¢batuka alan¡ma

And the calamity of losing you undermined all people,

فَإِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ،

fa’inn¡ lill¡hi wa inn¡ ilayhi r¡ji`£na

Surely, we are Allah's and to Him we shall surely return.

لَعَنَ اللّهُ مَنْ قَتَلَكَ،

la`ana all¡hu man qatalaka

Curse of Allah be upon him who slew you,

وَلَعَنَ اللّهُ مَنْ خَالَفَكَ،

wa la`ana all¡hu man kh¡lafaka

And curse of Allah be upon him who mutinied against you,

وَلَعَنَ اللّهُ مَنِ افْتَرَى عَلَيْكَ،

wa la`ana all¡hu mani aftar¡ `alayka

And curse of Allah be upon him who forged lies against you,

وَلَعَنَ اللّهُ مَنْ ظَلَمَكَ وَغَصَبَكَ حَقَّكَ،

wa la`ana all¡hu man ¨alamaka wa gha¥abaka ¦aqqaka

And curse of Allah be upon him who wronged you and usurped your right,

وَلَعَنَ اللّهُ مَنْ بَلَغَهُ ذلِكَ فَرَضِيَ بِهِ،

wa la`ana all¡hu man balaghahu dhalika fara¤iya bihi

And curse of Allah be upon him who, when was informed about this, was pleased with it.

إِنَّا إِلَى اللّهِ مِنْهُمْ بُرَاءُ،

inn¡ il¡ all¡hi minhum bur¡‘u

Verily, we disavow those before Allah.

لَعَنَ اللّهُ أُمَّةً خَالَفَتْكَ،

la`ana all¡hu ‘ummatan kh¡lafatka

Curse of Allah be upon the group that disagreed with you,

وَجَحَدَتْ وِلايَتَكَ،

wa ja¦adat wil¡iyataka

And denied your (Divinely commissioned) leadership,

وَتَظَاهَرَتْ عَلَيْكَ وَقَتَلَتْكَ،

wa ta¨¡harat `alayka wa qatalatka

And aided each other against you and slew you,

وَحَادَتْ عَنْكَ وَخَذَلَتْكَ،

wa ¦¡dat `anka wa khadhalatka

And deviated from you and disappointed you.

الْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ الَّذِي جَعَلَ النَّارَ مَثْوَاهُمْ

al¦amdu lill¡hi alladhy ja`ala alnn¡ra mathw¡hum

All praise be to Allah, for Hellfire is the abode of those,

وَبِئْسَ الْوِرْدُ الْمَوْرُودُ.

wa bi’sa alwirdu almawr£du

And evil the place to which they are brought.

أَشْهَدُ لَكَ يَا وَلِيَّ اللّهِ وَوَلِيَّ رَسُولِهِ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ بِالْبَلاغِ وَالأدَاءِ،

ash-hadu laka y¡ waliyy all¡hi wa waliyy ras£lihi ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lihi bilbal¡ghi wal-ad¡‘i

I bear witness for you, O the Intimate servant of Allah and the loyal to Allah’s Messenger—peace be upon him and his Household—that you did convey and carry out (your mission).

وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ حَبِيبُ اللّهِ وَبَابُهُ،

wa ash-hadu annaka ¦ab¢bu all¡hi wa b¡buhu

And I bear witness that you are the beloved of Allah and door to Him,

وَأَنَّكَ جَنْبُ اللّهِ وَوَجْهُهُ الَّذِي مِنْهُ يُؤْتَى،

wa annaka janbu all¡hi wa wajhuhu alladhy minhu yu´t¡

And you are the Side of Allah and His Face from which one can come to Allah,

وَأَنَّكَ سَبِيلُ اللّهِ،

wa annaka sab¢lu all¡hi

And you are Allah’s way,

وَأَنَّكَ عَبْدُ اللّهِ،

wa annaka `abdu all¡hi

And you are Allah’s servant,

وَأَخُو رَسُولِهِ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ،

wa akhw ras£lihi ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lihi

And the brother of His Messenger—peace be upon him and his Household.

أَتَيْتُكَ زَائِراً لِعَظِيمِ حَالِكَ وَمَنْزِلَتِكَ عِنْدَ اللّهِ وَعِنْدَ رَسُولِهِ،

ataytuka z¡’iran li`a¨¢mi ¦¡lika wa manzilatika `inda all¡hi wa `inda ras£lihi

I have thus come to visit you because you enjoy a magnificent position and standing with Allah and with His Messenger,

مُتَقَرِّباً إِلَى اللّهِ بِزِيَارَتِكَ،

mutaqarriban il¡ all¡hi biziy¡ratika

So, I seek nearness to Allah through my visiting you,

رَاغِباً إِلَيْكَ فِي الشَّفَاعَةِ،

r¡ghiban ilayka f¢ alshshaf¡`ati

And I desire that you will intercede for me,

أَبْتَغِي بِشَفَاعَتِكَ خَلاصَ نَفْسِي،

abtaghy bishaf¡`atika khal¡¥a nafs¢

Through your intercession for me, I hope for redemption of myself,

مُتَعَوِّذاً بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ،

muta`awwidhan bika mina alnn¡ri

And I seek refuge with you against Hellfire,

هَارِباً مِنْ ذُنُوبِيَ الَّتِي احْتَطَبْتُهَا عَلَى ظَهْرِي،

h¡riban min dhun£biya allaty a¦ta§abtuh¡ `al¡ ¨ahr¢

And I am fleeing from my sins that I have overburdened myself with them,

فَزِعاً إِلَيْكَ رَجَاءَ رَحْمَةِ رَبِّي،

fazi`an ilayka raj¡‘a ra¦mati rabb¢

And I resort to you in the hope of my Lord’s mercy.

أَتَيْتُكَ أَسْتَشْفِعُ بِكَ يَا مَوْلايَ إِلَى اللّهِ

ataytuka astashfi`u bika y¡ mawl¡ya il¡ all¡hi

I have come to you, O my master, seeking your intercession for me before Allah,

وَأَتَقَرَّبُ بِكَ إِلَيْهِ لِيَقْضِيَ بِكَ حَوَائِجِي،

wa ataqarrabu bika ilayhi liyaq¤iya bika ¦aw¡’ij¢

And seeking nearness to Him through you so that He may settle my needs;

فَاشْفَعْ لِي يَا أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

f¡shfa` l¢ y¡ am¢ra almu´min¢na

So, (please) intercede for me, O the commander of the believers.

فَإِنِّي عَبْدُ اللّهِ وَمَوْلاكَ وَزَائِرُكَ

fa’inn¢ `abdu all¡hi wa mawl¡ka wa z¡’iruka

Verily, I am the slave of Allah and your servant and visitor,

وَلَكَ عِنْدَ اللّهِ الْمَقَامُ الْمَعْلُومُ،

wa laka `inda all¡hi almaq¡mu alma`l£mu

And you enjoy a distinguished position with Allah,

وَالْجَاهُ الْعَظِيمُ،

wal-j¡hu al`a¨¢mu

And a great rank,

وَالشَّأْنُ الْكَبِيرُ،

wal-shsha’nu alkab¢ru

And a big standing,

وَالشَّفَاعَةُ الْمَقْبُولَةُ.

wal-shshaf¡`atu almaqb£latu

And an admitted right of intercession.

اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ،

all¡humma ¥alli `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

O Allah: (please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Mu¦ammad,

وَصَلِّ عَلَى عَبْدِكَ وَأَمِينِكَ الأوْفَى،

wa ¥alli `al¡ `abdika wa am¢nika alawf¡

And send blessings upon Your servant and Your most faithful trustee,

وَعُرْوَتِكَ الْوُثْقَى،

wa `urwatika alwuthq¡

And Your firmest handle,

وَيَدِكَ الْعُلْيَا،

wa yadika al`uly¡

And Your highest Hand,

وَكَلِمَتِكَ الْحُسْنَى،

wa kalimatika al¦usn¡

And Your excellent Word,

وَحُجَّتِكَ عَلَى الْوَرَى،

wa ¦ujjatika `al¡ alwar¡

And Your argument on the people,

وَصِدِّيقِكَ الأكْبَرِ،

wa ¥idd¢qika alakbari

And Your grandest veracious one,

سَيِّدِ الأوْصِيَاءِ،

sayyidi alaw¥y¡‘i

The chief of the Prophets’ successors,

وَرُكْنِ الأوْلِيَاءِ،

wa rukni alawly¡‘i

And the reliance of the saints,

وَعِمَادِ الأصْفِيَاءِ،

wa `im¡di ala¥f¢¡‘i

And the support of the elite ones,

أَمِيرِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ،

am¢rilmu´min¢na

And the commander of the believers,

وَيَعْسُوبِ الْمُتَّقِينَ،

wa ya`s£bi almuttaq¢na

And the leader of the pious ones,

وَقُدْوَةِ الصِّدِّيقِينَ،

wa qudwati al¥¥idd¢q¢na

And the example of the veracious ones,

وَإِمَامِ الصَّالِحِينَ،

wa im¡mi al¥¥¡li¦¢na

And the pattern of the righteous ones,

الْمَعْصُومِ مِنَ الزَّلَلِ،

alma`¥£mi mina alzzalali

The one protected against flaws,

وَالْمَفْطُومِ مِنَ الْخَلَلِ،

wal-maf§£mi mina alkhalali

And the one saved from defects,

وَالْمُهَذَّبِ مِنَ الْعَيْبِ،

wal-muhadhdhabi mina al`aybi

And the one cleared from faults,

وَالْمُطَهَّرِ مِنَ الرَّيْبِ،

wal-mu§ahhari mina alrraybi

And the one purified from doubts:

أَخِي نَبِيِّكَ،

akhy nabiyyika

The brother of Your Prophet,

وَوَصِيِّ رَسُولِكَ،

wa wa¥iyyi ras£lika

And the successor of Your Messenger,

وَالْبَائِتِ عَلَى فِرَاشِهِ،

wal-b¡’iti `al¡ fir¡shihi

And the one who replaced him by spending the night on his bed

وَالْمُوَاسِي لَهُ بِنَفْسِهِ،

wal-mw¡sy lahu binafsihi

And the one who sacrificed his soul for him,

وَكَاشِفِ الْكَرْبِ عَنْ وَجْهِهِ،

wa k¡shifi alkarbi `an wa jhihi

And the one who always relieved him in harsh situations,

الَّذِي جَعَلْتَهُ سَيْفاً لِنُبُوَّتِهِ،

alladhy ja`altahu sayfan linubuwwatihi

The one whom You chose to be the sword of his (i.e. the Prophet) Prophethood

وَمُعْجِزاً لِرِسَالَتِهِ،

wa mu`jizan liris¡latihi

And to be the miracle of his (Divine) mission,

وَدَلالَةً وَاضِحَةً لِحُجَّتِهِ،

wa dal¡latan w¡¤i¦atan li¦ujjatihi

And to be the lucid indication to his arguments,

وَحَامِلاً لِرَايَتِهِ،

wa ¦¡milan lir¡iyatihi

And to be the bearer of his pennon,

وَوِقَايَةً لِمُهْجَتِهِ،

wa wiq¡iyatan limuhjatihi

And to be the protector of his soul,

وَهَادِياً لأُمَّتِهِ،

wa h¡diyan li’ummtihi

And to be the guide of his nation,

وَيَداً لِبَأْسِهِ،

wa yadan liba’sihi

And to be the power of his might,

وَتَاجاً لِرَأْسِهِ،

wa t¡jan lira’sihi

And to be the crown of his head,

وَبَاباً لِنَصْرِهِ،

wa b¡ban lina¥rihi

And to be the door to his victory,

وَمِفْتَاحاً لِظَفَرِهِ

wa mift¡¦an li¨afarihi

And to be the key to his triumph

حَتَّى هَزَمَ جُنُودَ الشِّرْكِ بِأَيْدِكَ،

¦att¡ hazama jun£da alshshirki bi-aydika

Until he defeated the armies of polytheism by Your aid,

وَأَبَادَ عَسَاكِرَ الْكُفْرِ بِأَمْرِكَ،

wa ab¡da `as¡kira alkufri bi-amrika

And he terminated the warriors of atheism by Your permission,

وَبَذَلَ نَفْسَهُ فِي مَرْضَاتِكَ وَمَرْضَاةِ رَسُولِكَ،

wa badhala nafsahu f¢ mar¤¡tika wa mar¤ati ras£lika

And he exerted all efforts in the pleasure of You and of Your Messenger,

وَجَعَلَهَا وَقْفاً عَلَى طَاعَتِهِ،

wa ja`alah¡ wa qfan `al¡ §¡`atihi

And he devoted all his efforts to the obedience of him,

وَمَجِنّاً دُونَ نَكْبَتِهِ،

wa majinnan d£na nakbatihi

And he made of himself armor to protect him from any misfortune,

حَتَّى فَاضَتْ نَفْسُهُ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ فِي كَفِّهِ

¦att¡ f¡¤at nafsuhu ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lihi f¢ kaffihi

Until the soul of the Prophet—peace be upon him and his Household—departed his body while his face was in the hand of `Al¢,

وَاسْتَلَبَ بَرْدَهَا،

wastalaba bardah¡

Who thus felt its coldness,

وَمَسَحَهُ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ،

wa masa¦ahu `al¡ wajhihi

And he rubbed his face therewith,

وَأَعَانَتْهُ مَلائِكَتُكَ عَلَى غُسْلِهِ وَتَجْهِيزِهِ،

wa a`¡nathu mal¡’ikatuka `al¡ ghuslihi wa tajh¢zihi

And Your angels helped him bathe and prepare his body for burial,

وَصَلَّى عَلَيْهِ وَوَارَى شَخْصَهُ،

wa ¥all¡ `alayhi wa w¡r¡ shakh¥ahu

And he then offered prayer for him and buried his body,

وَقَضَى دَيْنَهُ،

wa qa¤¡ daynahu

And then settled his debts,

وَأَنْجَزَ وَعْدَهُ،

wa anjaza wa`dahu

And fulfilled his promises,

وَلَزِمَ عَهْدَهُ،

wa lazima `ahdahu

And made his covenants,

وَاحْتَذَى مِثَالَهُ،

wa¦tadh¡ mith¡lahu

And followed his example,

وَحَفِظَ وَصِيَّتَهُ،

wa ¦afi¨a wa¥iyyatahu

And abode by his will.

وَحِينَ وَجَدَ أَنْصَاراً نَهَضَ مُسْتَقِلاً بِأَعْبَاءِ الْخِلافَةِ،

wa ¦¢na wa jada an¥¡ran naha¤a mustaqillan bi-a`b¡‘i alkhil¡fati

And when he could find supporters, he undertook burdens of the position of leadership (caliphate),

مُضْطَلِعاً بِأَثْقَالِ الإمَامَةِ،

mu¤§ali`an bi-athq¡li alim¡mati

And assumed the loads of Imamate.

فَنَصَبَ رَايَةَ الْهُدَى فِي عِبَادِكَ،

fana¥aba r¡iyata alhud¡ f¢ `ib¡dika

He thus hoisted the flag of true guidance among Your servants,

وَنَشَرَ ثَوْبَ الأمْنِ فِي بِلادِكَ،

wa nashara thawba alamni f¢ bil¡dika

And he spread the dress of security in Your lands,

وَبَسَطَ الْعَدْلَ فِي بَرِيَّتِكَ،

wa basa§a al`adla f¢ bariyyatika

And he extended justice among Your creatures,

وَحَكَمَ بِكِتَابِكَ فِي خَلِيقَتِكَ،

wa ¦akama bikit¡bika f¢ khal¢qatika

And he judged according to Your Book among your beings,

وَأَقَامَ الْحُدُودَ،

wa aq¡ma al¦ud£da

And he executed the laws,

وَقَمَعَ الْجُحُودَ،

wa qama`a alju¦£da

And he suppressed unbelief,

وَقَوَّمَ الزَّيْغَ،

wa qawwama alzzaygha

And he rectified the deviation,

وَسَكَّنَ الْغَمْرَةَ،

wa sakkana alghamrata

And he mollified the criticism,

وَأَبَادَ الْفَتْرَةَ،

wa ab¡da alfatrata

And he eradicated lethargy,

وَسَدَّ الْفُرْجَةَ،

wa sadda alfurjata

And he blocked the gap,

وَقَتَلَ النَّاكِثَةَ وَالْقَاسِطَةَ وَالْمَارِقَةَ،

wa qatala alnn¡kithata wal-q¡si§ata wal-m¡riqata

And he killed the preachers, the wrongdoers, and the apostates,

وَلَمْ يَزَلْ عَلَى مِنْهَاجِ رَسُولِ اللّهِ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَوَتِيرَتِهِ،

wa lam yazal `al¡ minh¡ji ras£li all¡hi ¥all¡ all¡hu `alayhi wa ¡lihi wa wat¢ratihi

And he kept on following the course and tradition of Allah’s Messenger—peace be upon him and his Household,

وَلُطْفِ شَاكِلَتِهِ،

wa lu§fi sh¡kilatihi

And kept on following his excellent pattern,

وَجَمَالِ سِيرَتِهِ،

wa jam¡li s¢ratihi

And kept on following his superb practice,

مُقْتَدِياً بِسُنَّتِهِ،

muqtadiyan bisunnatihi

And he imitated his convention,

مُتَعَلِّقاً بِهِمَّتِهِ،

muta`alliqan bihimmatihi

And held fast to his morale,

مُبَاشِراً لِطَرِيقَتِهِ،

mub¡shiran li§ar¢qatihi

And he copied his way (of treating with matters).

وَأَمْثِلَتُهُ نَصْبُ عَيْنَيْهِ

wa amthilatuhu na¥bu `aynayhi

And he always noticed the Prophet’s deeds as if they were before his eyes,

يَحْمِلُ عِبَادَكَ عَلَيْهَا

ya¦milu `ib¡daka `alayh¡

And he thus ordered Your servants to copy these deeds,

وَيَدْعُوهُمْ إِلَيْهَا

wa yad`£hum ilayh¡

And he invited them to imitate these deeds,

إِلَى أَنْ خُضِبَتْ شَيْبَتُهُ مِنْ دَمِ رَأْسِهِ.

il¡ an khu¤ibat shaybatuhu min dami ra’sihi

Until his white beard was dyed with the blood of his head.

اللّهُمَّ فَكَمَا لَمْ يُؤْثِرْ فِي طَاعَتِكَ شَكّاً عَلَى يَقِينٍ،

all¡humma fakam¡ lam yu´thir f¢ §¡`atika shakkan `al¡ yaq¢nin

O Allah: As he never preferred a dubious matter to a certain one for the sake of obeying You,

وَلَمْ يُشْرِكْ بِكَ طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ

wa lam yushrik bika §arfata `aynin

And as he never associated anyone with You even for a twinkling of an eye,

صَلِّ عَلَيْهِ صَلاةً زَاكِيَةً نَامِيَةً

¥alli `alayhi ¥alatan z¡kiyatan n¡miyatan

Please send upon him growing and increasing blessings,

يَلْحَقُ بِهَا دَرَجَةَ النُّبُوَّةِ فِي جَنَّتِكَ،

yal¦aqu bih¡ darajata alnnbuwwati f¢ jannatika

Due to which he may join the position of Prophethood in Your Paradise,

وَبَلِّغْهُ مِنَّا تَحِيَّةً وَسَلاماً،

wa ballghhu minn¡ ta¦iyyatan wa sal¡man

And convey our greetings and compliments to him

وَآتِنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ فِي مُوَالاتِهِ فَضْلاً وَإِحْسَاناً

wa ¡tin¡ min ladunka f¢ mwal-¡tihi fa¤lan wa i¦s¡nan

And, on account of our allegiance to his leadership, please give us from You favor and kindness,

وَمَغْفِرَةً وَرِضْوَاناً،

wa maghfiratan wa ri¤w¡nan

And forgiveness and pleasure.

إِنَّكَ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْجَسِيمِ،

innaka dhwal-fa¤li aljas¢mi

You are verily the Lord of enormous favor.

بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.

bira¦matika y¡ ar¦ama alrr¡¦im¢na

Out of Your mercy, O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy.

You may then put your right and then left cheeks on the tomb, turn to the kiblah direction, offer the Prayer of Ziy¡rah, and supplicate to anything you want.

Then, you may recite the (famous) Tasb¢¦ al-Zahr¡' and say the following:

اللّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ بَشَّرْتَنِي عَلَى لِسَانِ نَبِيِّكَ وَرَسُولِكَ

all¡humma innaka bashshartany `al¡ lis¡ni nabiyyika wa ras£lika

O Allah: You have conveyed to me glad tidings through Your Prophet and Messenger,

مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ

mu¦ammadin ¥alaw¡tuka `alayhi wa ¡lihi

Mu¦ammad—Your peace be upon him and his Household—

فَقُلْتَ: (وَبَشِّرِ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوَا أَنَّ لَهُمْ قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ.)

faqulta: (wabashshiri alladh¢na ¡man£ anna lahum qadama ¥idqin `inda rabbihim)

As You said, “And give good news to those who believe that theirs is a footing of firmness with their Lord.”

اللّهُمَّ وَإِنِّي مُؤْمِنٌ بِجَمِيعِ أَنْبِيَائِكَ وَرُسُلِكَ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِمْ،

all¡humma wa inn¢ mu´minun bijam¢`i anbiy¡’ika wa rusulika ¥alaw¡tuka `alayhim

O Allah: Indeed, I believe in all Your Prophets and Messengers—Your blessings be upon them.

فَلا تَقِفْنِي بَعْدَ مَعْرِفَتِهِمْ مَوْقِفاً تَفْضَحُنِي فِيهِ عَلَى رُؤُوسِ الأشْهَادِ،

fal¡ taqifny ba`da ma`rifatihim mawqifan taf¤a¦uny f¢hi `al¡ ru´£si alash-h¡di

So, (please) do not cause me, after my recognition of them, to be in a situation due to which You expose me in the presence of the Witnesses;

بَلْ قِفْنِي مَعَهُمْ وَتَوَفَّنِي عَلَى التَّصْدِيقِ بِهِمْ.

bal qifny ma`ahum wa tawaffany `al¡ altta¥d¢qi bihim

Rather, (please) include me with them and make me die while I give them credence.

اللّهُمَّ وَأَنْتَ خَصَصْتَهُمْ بِكَرَامَتِكَ،

all¡humma wa anta kha¥a¥tahum bikar¡matika

O Allah: You have also bestowed upon them exclusive honor from You,

وَأَمَرْتَنِي بِاتِّبَاعِهِمْ،

wa amartany bi-ittib¡`ihim

And You have ordered me to follow them.

اللّهُمَّ وَإِنِّي عَبْدُكَ وَزَائِرُكَ

all¡humma wa inn¢ `abduka wa z¡’iruka

O Allah: I am Your slave and visitor,

مُتَقَرِّباً إِلَيْكَ بِزِيَارَةِ أَخِي رَسُولِكَ

mutaqarriban ilayka biziy¡rati akhy ras£lika

Seeking Your nearness through visiting the brother of Your Messenger.

وَعَلَى كُلِّ مَأْتِيٍّ وَمَزُورٍ حَقٌّ لِمَنْ أَتَاهُ وَزَارَهُ،

wa `al¡ kulli ma’tiyyin wa maz£rin ¦aqqa liman at¡hu wa z¡rahu

Indeed, each visited person is expected to pay attention to the his duty towards the one who visits and comes to him.

وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ مَأْتِيٍّ،

wa anta khayru matiyyin

And You are the Best One to Whom one may come,

وَأَكْرَمُ مَزُورٍ،

wa akramu maz£rin

And You are the most Generous One to be visited;

فَأَسْأَلُكَ يَا اللّهُ يَا رَحْمنُ يَا رَحِيمُ

fa-as’aluka y¡ all¡hu y¡ ra¦m¡nu y¡ ra¦¢mu

I therefore beseech You, O Allah; O All-beneficent, O All-merciful,

يَا جَوَادُ يَا مَاجِدُ

y¡ jaw¡du y¡ m¡jidu

O All-magnanimous, O All-glorious,

يَا أَحَدُ يَا صَمَدُ

y¡ a¦adu y¡ ¥amadu

O the One, O the Besought of all,

يَا مَنْ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ

y¡ man lam yalid wa lam y£lad

O He Who never begets nor is He begotten,

وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً أَحَدٌ

wa lam yakun lahu kufwan a¦adun

And the like of Whom is none,

وَلَمْ يَتَّخِذْ صَاحِبَةً وَلا وَلَداً

wa lam yattakhidh ¥¡¦ibatan wa l¡ waladan

And He has not betaken wife or child—

أَنْ تُصَلّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ،

an tu¥alliya `al¡ mu¦ammadin wa ¡li mu¦ammadin

(I beseech You) to send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

وَأَنْ تَجْعَلَ تُحْفَتَكَ إِيَّايَ مِنْ زِيَارَتِي أَخَا رَسُولِكَ

wa an taj`ala tu¦fataka ‘iyy¡iya min ziy¡raty akh¡ ras£lika

And to choose the gift that You present to me on account of my visiting Your Messenger’s brother,

فَكَاكَ رَقَبَتِي مِنَ النَّارِ،

fak¡ka raqabaty mina alnn¡ri

To be releasing me from Hellfire,

وَأَنْ تَجْعَلَنِي مِمَّنْ يُسَارِعُ فِي الْخَيْرَاتِ

wa an taj`alany mimmn yus¡ri`u f¢ alkhayr¡ti

And to include me with those who strive with one another in hastening to good deeds,

وَيَدْعُوكَ رَغَباً وَرَهَباً،

wa yad`£ka raghaban wa rahaban

And those who call on You with love and reverence,

وَتَجْعَلَنِي لَكَ مِنَ الْخَاشِعِينَ.

wa taj`alany laka mina alkh¡shi`¢na

And to make me of those who are humble before You.

اللّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ مَنَنْتَ عَلَيَّ بِزِيَارَةِ مَوْلايَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ

all¡humma innaka mananta `alayya biziy¡rati mawl¡iya `aliyyi bni aby §¡libin

O Allah: You have indeed conferred upon me with the favor of visiting my master; `Al¢ ibn Ab¢-±¡lib,

وَوِلايَتِهِ وَمَعْرِفَتِهِ

wa wil¡iyatihi wa ma`rifatihi

And with the favor of my being loyal to his (Divinely commissioned) leadership and the recognition of him;

فَاجْعَلْنِي مِمَّنْ يَنْصُرُهُ وَيَنْتَصِرُ بِهِ،

faj`alny mimman yan¥uruhu wa yanta¥iru bihi

So, (please) make me of those whom You give victory and whom You choose to triumph through them.

وَمُنَّ عَلَيَّ بِنَصْرِكَ لِدِينِكَ.

wa munna `alayya bina¥rika lid¢nika

And (please) bestow me with the favor of making me support Your religion.

اللّهُمَّ وَاجْعَلْنِي مِنْ شِيعَتِهِ، وَتَوَفَّنِي عَلَى دِينِهِ.

all¡humma waj`alny min sh¢`atihi wa tawaffany `al¡ d¢nihi

O Allah: (please) include me with the adherents of him and cause me to die following his doctrine.

اللّهُمَّ أَوْجِبْ لِي مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَالرِّضْوَانِ

all¡humma awjib l¢ mina alrra¦mati wal-rri¤w¡ni

O Allah: (please) cause me to deserve mercy and pleasure

وَالْمَغْفِرَةِ وَالإحْسَانِ

wal-maghfirati wal-i¦s¡ni

And forgiveness and favor

وَالرِّزْقِ الْوَاسِعِ الْحَلالِ الطَّيِّبِ

wal-rrizqi alw¡si`i al¦al¡li al§§ayyibi

And sustenance that is growing, legally gotten, and pleasant,

مَا أَنْتَ أَهْلُهُ يَا أَرْحمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ،

m¡ anta ahluhu y¡ ar¦ma alrr¡¦im¢na

(and make it) suitable to Your favoring; O the most Merciful of all those who show mercy.

وَالْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ.

wal¦amdu lill¡hi rabbi al`¡lam¢na

All praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds.

Ab£-`Abdull¡h Mu¦ammad ibn Ba§§£§ah, a famous Arab writer and explorer, who lived six centuries ago and is considered one of the Sunnite scholars mentions the holy mausoleum of our master Imam `Al¢ Am¢r al-Mu'min¢n (a.s) in his famous book comprising all his views and adventures during his journeys, entitled ‘Ri¦lat Ibn Ba§§£§ah’. In this book, he mentions that in his way back from Holy Makkah, he passed by the holy city of Najaf. He further says, “All the inhabitants of this city are R¡f¢¤iyyah.([1]) This mausoleum (of Imam `Al¢) has shown many miraculous signals. One of these miraculous signs is that at the twenty-seventh night of Rajab, which is called ‘laylat al-ma¦y¡ (The Night of Staying Up) by them, handicapped individuals from Iraq, Khur¡s¡n, Persia, and even Rome are gathered near the holy mausoleum. As they become thirty or forty persons, they are placed above the holy tomb after offering the `Ish¡' Prayer while people are waiting how they would stand up sound and healthy. As they are engaged with prayers, invocations, supplications, and recitations of the Holy Qur'¡n, all those handicapped people stand up sound and healthy at nearly midnight, shouting, ‘There is no god save Allah; Mu¦ammad is the Messenger of Allah; and `Al¢ is the Intimate Saint of Allah.’

This fact is beyond dispute for them. I have heard it from trustworYour people. Although I have not presented myself there at that night, I have met, in the School of Guests, three handicapped men from Rome, I¥fah¡n, and Khur¡s¡n. When I asked them, they answered that they missed the night of the twenty-seventh of Rajab; therefore, they were waiting for the next year so as to witness the night.

This Night of Staying Up gathers a huge number of people who establish a great market (trade fair) that lasts for ten days.”

As a matter of fact, one must not disbelieve such reports. The miraculous matters that have been shown at these holy mausoleums are innumerable. They have been reported to me through authentically uninterrupted ways of narrating. The most recent of these miracles occurred in Shaww¡l, AH 1340 when all the people witnessed an undeniable miraculous signal from the holy mausoleum of our Imam, the eighth of the Guiding Imams, `Al¢ ibn M£s¡ al-Ri¤¡ (a.s), the hope of the disobedient ones. Three hemiplegic women besought Almighty Allah in the holy shrine of Imam al-Ri¤¡ (a.s) after the physicians had despaired of their recovery. Immediately, their recovery was manifested before the sights of all the attendants at the holy shrine as obviously as sunlight. It has been further reported that everybody submitted to this miraculous recovery including the physicians, who had known the reality of these women’s states, after they investigated the matter so accurately. Some of them, however, wrote the history of this event in a book so as to convey this miracle to the next generations. However, unless brevity has been decided in this book, the story would be mentioned as a whole.

Referring to the fact of the miraculous signals that are shown at the mausoleums of the Holy Infallibles (a.s), Shaykh al-°urr al-`ªmiliy has excellently composed poetic verses the translation of which is as follows:

And the blessings of his shrine are manifesting themselves everyday, as it was in the past and as it will be in the future. The healing of the blind and the recovery of diseases prove that all prayers are responded at these mausoleums.


 

([1]) Some Muslims call the name of R¡fi¤ah (rejecters) on the Sh¢`ite Muslims, because the latter have rejected the (baseless) rulership of Ab£-Bakr and `Umar over the Muslim community. (Translator)

 

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Peace be on you, O the inheritor of Nooh, the chosen one of Allah. Peace be on you, O the inheritor of Ibrahim, the friend of Allah. Peace be on you, O the inheritor of Moosa, the one who conversed with Allah. Peace be on you, O the inheritor of Isa, the spirit of Allah. Peace be on you, O the inheritor of Mohammad, the leader of the Apostles of Allah. Peace be on you, O the chief of the believers. Peace be on you, O the leader of pious Peace be on you, O the chief of the vicegerents Peace be on you, O the vicegerent of the Apostle of the Lord of the Universe. Peace be on you, O the inheritor of the knowledge of the first and the last. Peace be on you, O the great news. Peace be on you, O the straight path. Peace be on you, O the cultured, the noble. Peace be on you, O the pious vicegerent Peace be on you, O the satisfied, chaste. Peace be on you, O the radiant light. Peace be on you, O the most truthful. Peace be on you, O the greatest distinguisher between good and evil. Peace be on you, O the dazzling lamp. Peace be on you, O the leader of guidance. Peace be on you, O the standard of piety. Peace be on you, O the greatest proof of Allah. Peace be on you, O the distinguished one of Allah and His sincere servant and the trustee of Allah and His chosen one and the Door of Allah and His Proof and the mine of the order of Allah and His secrets and the treasure of the knowledge of Allah and His safe-keeper and the representative of Allah in His creation. I bear witness that surely you established the prayer and gave the poor-rate and enjoined the good and forbade the evil and you obeyed the Apostle and you recited the Book as it ought to be recited and you conveyed (the message) from Allah's side and observed the covenant of Allah and through you, the words of Allah were completed, and you fought in the way of Allah as it ought to be and you advised for the sake of Allah and His Apostle, Blessings of Allah be on him and his progeny and you offered sacrificed of your own self while you were patient and considerate, fighting in the defence of the religion of Allah, protecting, the Apostle of Allah, seeking what is near Allah, inclined towards what Allah has promised and you passed away in the religion you practiced as a martyr and a witness and a witnessed one. Then may Allah grant you from the side of His Apostle and Islam and its adherents and the truthful ones, the best of recompense. I bear witness that among the people you were the foremost in Islam and the most sincere in faith and most convinced in certitude and the most fearful of Allah and the most endurant of calamities and the most protective of the Apostle of Allah, Blessings of Allah be on him and his progeny and the greatest in virtues and the most excessive in nobility and the highest in grade and most honoured in position and the most esteemed. You remained brave when everyone else became coward and you remained adhered to the course laid down by the Apostle of Allah, Blessings of Allah be on him and his progeny and I bear witness that you were truly his caliph and there is absolutely no dispute in it despite the reluctance of the hypocrites and the wrath of the disbelievers and the grudge of the transgressors and you established the affair when people were slack and you spoke when they became dumb and you continued to walk along with the light of Allah when they had halted, the one who follows you has surely attained guidance. You were the foremost in speech, the most severe in encounters (with the enemy), the most correct in conversation and the most convinced in opinion and the bravest of hearts and the greatest in certitude and the best in action and the most cognizant of the affairs. You are a compassionate father of the believers. They were included in your family, then you shouldered their responsibilities which they could not cope up with, and you protected for them what they had wasted, and you guarded over what they had left behind, you were firm when they expressed fear and you showed determination when they were apprehensive, and you were patient when they were crying out for help. You were a severe retribution and a painful punishment for the unbelievers while for the believers you were a rain-shower, greenery and knowledge, your proof was not subdued and neither was your heart straitened and nor was your vision weakened nor was you afraid. You were like a mountain which even strong winds could not ruffle nor could thunder storm move it. You were as the Apostle of Allah said, Blessings of Allah be on him and his progeny. 'Strong of body, humble of soul, esteemed near Allah, elevated in the earth and esteemed in the heavens. None could slander you nor could anyone hint (regarding any defect) at you, nor could any hopeful from the creation aspire for your position nor has anyone obliged you. You considered a weak and lowly person as powerful and honoured one till the time you take his right due to him and you considered a powerful and honoured one as a weak and lowly person till you snatch away the (usurped) right from him. The close and the distant were both equal in your eyes you are rightful, truthful and friendly in character. You saying is truth and prevalent. Your opinion is knowledge and resolutions. The religion became firm due to you and the difficult things became easy because of you and through you the fire has been extinguished and faith has been strengthened on account of you, and Islam is established due to you. Your calamity has wrecked humanity. Then to Allah we belong and unto Him shall we return. May Allah curse those who killed you and may Allah curse those who oppossed you and may Allah curse those who maligned you and may Allah curse those who oppressed you and usurped your right and may Allah curse those whom all these have been conveyed and yet they are agreeable to it. Surely we disassociate ourselves from them in front of Allah. May Allah curse the people who opposed you and denied your mastership and rose against you and fought with you and prevented people from associating with you and forsook you. All Praise be to Allah, the One who made Hell-fire as their abode and it is indeed a very evil place to enter. I bear witness for you, O the friend of Allah and the friend of His Apostle Blessings of Allah be on him and his progeny concerning conveyance (of religion) and observance (of first) I bear witness that you are a loved one of Allah and His door and that you are a side of Allah and His Face though which He is approached and that You are the path of Allah and that you are the servant of Allah and the brother of His Apostle, Blessings of Allah be on him and his progeny. I have come to you as a visitor due to your great status and position near Allah and His Apostle I seek proximity towards Allah though your visitation. I am desirous of your intercession. I seek my deliverance of through your intercession. I seek protection from Hell fire through you. I run away to you, fearful from my sins which I have burdened on my back. I come to you expectant of the Mercy of my Lord. I seek your intercession, O my master, before Allah and I seek proximity to Him through you so that He may grant me my needs because of you. Then intercede for me. O the leader of the faithful, before Allah, for surely I am a servant of Allah and your slave and your visitor and you have a famed position and a high status and a great position and an accepted intercession near Allah. O Allah, bless Mohammad and the progeny of Mohammad and bless Your servant and Your most loyal trustee and Your strongest rope and Your lofty hand and Your most beautiful words and Your proof over the mankind and your greatest testifier, the leader of the vicegerents and the pillar of the representatives and the support of the chosen ones. The leader of the faithful and the chief of the pious and the guide of the truthful and the leader of the righteous, the infallible protected from mistakes and abstained one from flaws and one free from defects and purified from doubts, the brother of Your Prophet and the vicegerent of Your Apostle, The one who slept on his bed, and defended him by his own soul and removed his difficulties, the one whom You have made as a word of his Prophet and a miracle for His Apostleship and a clear proof for his argument and the upholder of his flag and the defender of his life and a guide for his nation and a support for his fortitude and a crown upon his head and a door for his aid and a key for his victory to the extent that he vanquished the army of polytheism by Your support and destroyed the solders of disbelief by Your command and sacrificed his life for Your satisfaction and that of Your Apostle and made it an endourment upon obedience and a pivot for calamities to the extent that The Apostle, Blessings of Allah on him and his progeny, passed away in his hands and he annointed his face with the coldness of the Apostle's body and the angels assisted him in bathing the holy body of the Apostle and his burial, then he prayed over him and laid his body in the grave and discharged his debts and fulfilled his promise and adhered to his covenant and followed in his footstep and guarded his will and when he found helpless he rose up, independently, to carry on with the burden of caliphate and the leadership of the Nation. Then he set up flag of guidance among Your servants and spread the cloak of security in Your cities and he spread Justice among Your creatures and he Judged according to Your book among Your creation and he established the penal code and bridled disbelief and he resisted spite and he silenced mischief and eradicated feebleness and he put a end to breach and he fought against those who were disloyal, transgressors and the appositive and he always toed the path of the Apostle of Allah, Blessings of Allah be on him and his progeny and his manness and his grace and his beautiful conduct. He followed his traditions and remained attach to his determination and remained on his path and considered the character of the Apostle as a model before his eyes and admonished people towards it and called them to it till the your beard was dyed with the blood of your head O Allah, just as he did not give reference to skepticism over certainty in matter of Your obedience and did not associate any one with You even for the twinkling of an eye, bless him with a pure and ever-growing salutation so that, through it, he may attain the rank of prophethood in Your Paradise and convey to him, from us, greetings and salutation and grant us from Your side, concerning his mastership, grace and goodness and forgiveness and satisfaction. Surely You are the passion of abundant grace, Your mercy, O the most merciful of all those who show mercy.

Dua after Ziyarat

O Allah! Surely You have conveyed to me the glad tidings on the tongue of Your Prophet and Your Apostle Mohammed Your Blessings be upon him and his progeny then You have said : Then give glad tidings to those who believe that for them is a footing of truth near their Lord. O Allah! And I believe in all Your Prophets and Your Apostles then do not make me stop, after my recognition of them, through a place where you disgrace me in front of the witnesses. Rather you make me halt with them and grant me death while I still testify to them. O Allah! And You have distinguished them by Your honour and have ordered me for their following, O Allah! And surely I am Your servant and Your visitor, I seek Your proximity through the visitation of the brother of Your Apostle and through every person who is approached and visited. There is a right for every one who comes and visits and You are the best of those who are attended to and the most honourable of those who are visited. Then I beseech You, O Allah! O Beneficent, O Merciful, O Generous, O Glorious, O Unique, O Needless, O the One Who does not beget nor is begotten and there is none like Him and He does not have a spouse nor a son that You bless Mohammad and the progeny of Mohammad and grant me as a gift for the visitation of the brother of Your Apostle my deliverance from Hell fire and include us among them who hasten toward good deeds and call You in yearning and fear and make me among those who are humble in front of You. O Allah, surely You have obliged me by giving me the opportunity of visiting my master, Ali, son of Abu Talib and his mastership and recognition. Then include me from those who aid him and seek help from him and oblige me by (lending me) Your help in The matters of Your religion. O Allah make me from his adherents and make me die on his religion. O Allah! Make obligatory from me mercy and satisfaction and forgiveness and goodness and pure, lawful and abundant sustenance which befits You, O the most merciful of all those who show mercy. And all praise is for Allah, the Lord of the Universe. It is mentioned that on the day of martyrdom of Ameerul Momineen, Hazrat Khizr (a.s.) came crying and running , saying INNA LILLAAHE .... and said at the door of Ammerul Momineen thus : May Allah have mercy on you, O Abul Hasan, you are the first of the people to submit and the most sincere in faith and the most strong in certitude and the most god-fearing.

Dua after Ziyarat