ZIARATs of Imam REZA (as) (from sahifa Radhvia)

 

Chapter 26

Eight Ziyaarats from the Ziyaarats of Imam Reza (a.s.)

In this chapter we shall elaborate eight ziyaarats from the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.).[1]

It is highly desirable and strongly recommended for the esteemed pilgrims to follow the essential instruction, while reciting the ziyaarat. They should pay utmost attention towards the meaning of the ziyaarat. They should comprehend of what is being recited by him and also contemplate over the wordings of the Ziyaarat.

For instance we recite in the first ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) about Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.):

وَ تَجْعَلُنَا مَعَہٗ فِیْ الدُّنْیَا وَ الآخِرَۃِ

(O Lord) Count us with our Imam (a.s.) in this world as well as in the Hereafter.

We may celebrate on these wordings of the Ziyaarat only when we firmly resolute to follow him in all our affairs and conditions of our life. And this is only possible with the gracious favours of pious and infallible Ahlul Bayt (a.s.).

Inshallah, the visitors will give first preference and importance in their supplications for the earliest reappearance of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) after the Ziyaarat of honorable Imam (a.s.) because Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.) said to Ahmad Ibn Ishaq:

“By Allah! He will have an occultation and none shall be safe from destruction but one whom Allah has kept steadfast in the belief of his Imam and given the divine opportunity (Taufeeq) to pray for his early reappearance.”[2]

Etiquette of Ziyaarat

Now we shall state the etiquette of Ziyaarat: Mohaddis Qummi reports that there are many etiquette of Ziyaarat but here only few will be elaborated:

1.    It is recommended to bathe oneself before beginning the journey of ziyaarat.

2.    It is advisable to avoid vain language, disputes, and heated discussions during journeys of ziyaarat.

3.    It is recommended to do the bathing before visiting of the Holy Imams’ shrines and to say the associated supplicatory prayers.

4.    It is required to be pure from ceremonial impurities.

5.    It is recommended to put on pure, clean, and new clothes, preferably white.

6.    While going to a holy shrine, it is recommended to walk in short steps with tranquility and dignity, to be submissive, lowering the head, and to avoid looking upwards or to the sides.

7.    It is recommended to perfume oneself except when the holy shrine of Imam al-Husain (a.s.) is visited.

8.    While directing towards the holy shrine, it is advisable to utter statements of glorifying Almighty Allah, such as اَللهُ اَكْبَرُ (Allah is Great) اَلْحَمْدُ لِلهِ (all praise be to Allah), سُبْحَانَ اللهِ (All glory be to Allah), لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہُ (There is no god but Allah) and to perfume one’s mouth with the endless scent of اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ (O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad).

9.    It is recommended to stop at the outer gate of the holy shrine and seek entrance permission (from the holy person buried in that shrine). It is also recommended to do one’s best to be at the utmost degree of deference and submission, to ponder over the greatness and eminence of the holy person buried in the visited shrine, to believe that this holy person can see, hear, and respond to the greetings of the visitor, as is confirmed by the forms of asking entrance permission (اِذْنِ دُخُوْل), to think deeply about his compassion and love for his followers in general and his visitors in particular, and to call in mind one’s corruption and disobedience to the Holy Infallibles (a.s.) through breaking their orders and acting unjustly to them as well as to their adherents and followers. In fact, such acts of disobedience cause harm to the Holy Infallibles (a.s.) themselves. If a visitor thinks for a few minutes of these matters and ponders over his behavior in general, his feet will no more be able to go on walking, his heart will be fearful and his eyes will shed tears. This is, in fact, the true spirit of the ziyaarat etiquette in general.

10.  It is recommended to kiss the high threshold of the holy shrine.[3]

Shaykh al-Shaheed says, “It is even more preferable to prostrate oneself at the threshold in the intention of thanking Almighty Allah for reaching such a sacred place.”

11.  As is done when entering and leaving mosques, it is recommended to enter the holy shrine with the right foot and to leave it with the left.

12.  It is recommended to stop as near as possible to the tomb that one can stick to it. In fact, it is illusive to believe that to stop far away from the tomb is a sort of politeness. Narrations have confirmed that one should lean to and kiss the tomb.

13.  It is advisable, when saying the ziyaarat, to turn the face towards the tomb and turn the back towards the qiblah direction. Seemingly, this etiquette is dedicated to the ziyaarats of the Holy Infallibles (a.s.).

After saying the ziyaarat, it is recommended to put the right cheek on the tomb and pray Almighty Allah beseechingly, and, then, to put the left cheek on the tomb and pray Almighty Allah, in the name of the holy person buried in the tomb, to include him/her with the persons for whom the holy person buried in the tomb will intercede. It is also recommended to pray Almighty Allah as insistently as possible and then move to the side of the head (of the holy entombed person), stand erect towards head side, face the qiblah direction, and pray Almighty Allah again.

14.  It is highly advisable to stand erect while uttering the ziyaarat except when one is too weak to stand up for a long time due to an ailment, such as backache, foot ache and the like.

15.  Before beginning with the ziyaarat, it is recommended to raise the voice saying اَللهُ اَكْبَرُ when the shrine is seen. In this respect, It is narrated that one who utters the following statement at the first sight of a holy shrine will be included with the Grand Pleasure of Almighty Allah:

لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہُ وَحْدَہٗ لَا شَرِیْكَ لَہٗ

16.  It is advisable to follow the instructions that are reported from the Holy Imams (a.s.) concerning the etiquette and forms of ritual ziyaarats. Thus, it is necessary to neglect the fabricated forms of ziyaarat that have been invented by some unwise ordinary people in order to attract the attentions of the ignorant people.

Shaykh al-Kulayni reports Abd al-Rahim al-Qasir to have narrated that he, once, visited Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) and said, ‘May Allah accept me as ransom for you! I have composed a supplicatory prayer (dua) for myself.’ The Imam (a.s.) answered,

“Save me from your composition. Whenever you encounter a problem, you may resort to the tomb of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.), offer a two units prayer there, and provide it as gift to him… etc.”

17.  It is recommended to offer the Ziyaarat Prayer (salaat al-Ziyaarat) the least of which is two unit. In this respect, Shaykh al-Shaheed says, ‘As for those who visit the tomb of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), they may offer salaat al-Ziyaarat in the shrine. And those who visit the tombs of the Holy Imams (a.s.) may offer it near the head of the tomb. It is however legal to offer it at the courtyard of the shrine.’

Allamah Majlisi (r.a.) says, ‘In my conception, as for salaat al-Ziyaarat, as well as the other prayers performed in the holy shrines, it is preferable to offer them behind the tomb or to the side of the head.’

18.  If there is no particular form of salaat al-Ziyaarat, it is recommended to recite Surah Hamd and Surah Yasin in the first unit and Surah Hamd and Surah Rahmaan in the second unit. It is also recommended to beseech Almighty Allah after these prayers for the worldly welfare as well as success on the Resurrection Day. It is also recommended to pray for all people generally and especially for your parents in order that his prayers will be more acceptable.

19.  Shaykh al-Shaheed says, ‘If one enters a shrine and finds that a congregational prayer is held, the prayer must be offered before doing the ziyaarat rites. The same thing must be done if one enters a shrine at the time of an obligatory prayer. Because the ziyaarat is the purpose, one may do the ziyaarat rites on other conditions. When a congregational prayer is held while one is doing the ziyaarat rites, it is recommended to cut off the rites and join the congregational prayer. It is thus discouraged to ignore the congregational prayers. Moreover, the supervisors in the shrine must order the zaaer (i.e. performer of ziyaarat) to join the congregational prayer.

20.  In the word of Shaykh al-Shaheed, to recite a portion of the Holy Qur’an in the shrines and to dedicate the recitation to the soul of the holy person buried in that shrine is one of the etiquette of ziyaarat. Of course, this act brings about rewards to the zaaer and shows honoring of the holy person buried in the shrine.

21.  It is advisable to refrain from nonsensical and meaningless speech in the holy shrines and to avoid discussing the worldly affairs. Of course, nonsense and offensive speech are discommended everywhere and at all times. Such language stops sustenance and results in hardheartedness, especially in such pure places and under such superior domes about whose superiority and highness, Almighty Allah has said,

فِيْ بُيُوْتٍ اَذِنَ اللہُ اَنْ تُرْفَعَ وَيُذْكَرَ فِيْہَا اسْمُہٗ۝۰ۙ يُسَبِّــحُ لَہٗ فِيْہَا بِالْغُدُوِّ وَالْاٰصَالِ۝۳۶ۙ

In houses which Allah has permitted to be exalted and that His name may be remembered in them; there glorify Him therein in the mornings and the evenings.[4]

22.  As I have confirmed in my book of Hadiyyah al-Zaaer, it is recommended not to raise one’s voice with the recitals of the ziyaarat formulas.

23.  At leaving, it is recommended to bid farewell to the Imam (a.s.) through reciting the formulas dedicated to so (وَدَعْ) or any similar formulas.

24.  It is advisable to declare repentance, implore Almighty Allah for forgiveness, and pray Him to make the deeds and words after the Ziyaarat better than one’s deeds and words before it.

25.  It is recommended to give some money to the custodians of the holy shrines. As a matter of fact, the custodians of the holy shrines must be virtuous, righteous, religious, and honorable. They are required to respect the visitor (zuwwar) (pl. zaaer) and to stand their behaviors. They must not wreak their wrath upon those zuwwar or shout at them. Instead, they must settle all the needs of the zuwwar and guide the strangers if they are lost. In general, the custodians are required to act as servants, to arrange and guard the holy shrine, to watch over the zuwwar and to do whatever necessary.

26.  It is also recommended to give some money to the neighbors of the holy shrines – the poor, the needy, and the modest, especially the Sayyids (i.e. descendants of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.)) and the students of religious sciences who accepted to live in poverty, alienation, and neediness for the sake of glorifying the rites of Almighty Allah. Hence, those are the worthiest of receiving charity and custody.

27.  Shaykh al-Shaheed says, ‘Among the etiquette of ziyaarat is to hurry in leaving the holy shrine when the ziyaarat is accomplished, so that the sanctity of the shrine will be preserved and eagerness to repeat ziyaarat will be aroused.’

He further says, ‘When they perform ziyaarat, women must isolate themselves from men. Preferably, women may perform ziyaarat at night. They may also disguise themselves by putting ordinary clothes rather than precious clothes, so that they are not recognized. They may also try to hide and veil themselves. However, it is legal, yet discouraged, for women to perform ziyaarat amongst men.’

In point of fact, the previous recommendation of Shaykh al-Shaheed manifests the horrible amount of hideousness and repulsiveness that some women, these days, commit. As they come to the holy shrines, they adorn themselves, put on their best clothes, and stand side by side with men inside the holy shrines. They, moreover, push men with their bodies so as to find themselves places near the holy tombs, or sit in the direction of the qiblah where men offer prayers for reciting the ziyaarat formulas. They thus attract attentions and divert men from acts of worship, beseeching to Almighty Allah, and weeping for themselves at these sacred areas. By doing so, they bring to themselves sins and offenses. The ziyaarats of such women must be decided as undesirable.

In this respect, Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s.) has reported Imam Ali Ameer al-Momineen (a.s.) as saying to the people of Iraq,

يَا اَهْلَ الْعِرَاقِ نُبِّئْتُ اَنَّ نِسَاءَكُمْ يُوَافِيْنَ الرِّجَالَ فِيْ الطَّرِيْقِ اَ مَا تَسْتَحْيُوْنَ؟

 “I have been informed that your women are meeting men on the public ways. Are you not ashamed?”

Then he (a.s.) said:

لَعَنَ اللهُ مَنْ لَا يَغَارُ.

“Curse of Allah be upon him who is not pious.”

In ‘Man Laa Yahzorohu al-Faqeeh’, it is mentioned that al-Asbagh ibn Nubatah reported Imam Ali Ameer al-Momineen (a.s.) as saying,

“In the later age, which is actually the worst of ages, when the Hour (of Resurrection) comes near, there will appear women – unveiling themselves, exposing themselves, adorning themselves, being out of the religion, entering in seditious matters, inclining to lusts, hurrying to their pleasures, and violating the inviolable things; therefore, they will abide in Hellfire forever.”

28.  When the area around the holy tombs is overcrowded, those who are nearest to the holy tombs are required to hurry up and end their ziyaarat so as to give others the opportunity to come near the holy tomb and win the honor of approaching these holy tombs.[5]

29.  When the pilgrims have entered the precints of the holy shrine then it is the best place and opportunity for them to invoke the Almighty Allah for the early reappearance of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.). So the pilgrims should be mindful of their responsibilities in this regard.

30.  As one can perform the ziyaarat of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) at any place so if he has got a chance to be in the holy shrine of any infallible Imams (a.s.) he should avail of the opportunity to illuminate his heart to enact his basic responsibility by reciting the ziyaarat of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.)

Beginning of Etiquette of Ziyaarat

As soon as journey for holy Mashhad starts, the etiquette of the ziyaarat also begin. Hence one should make himself ready mentally and spiritually from the very beginning of the journey so as to get the favours and attention of Imam Reza (a.s.) completely.

This fact becomes quite clear from the traditions of the Family of Revelation (a.s.) about the guidance for the time starting the journey that the zaaer should have internal ceremonial purification and actually prepared.

That is why in some ziyaarat (first ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.)) some etiquette have been stated for the time of starting the journey towards Mashhad-e-Muqaddas.

It is recommended (Mustahab) to be attentive towards the etiquette as soon as the journey takes place. And while inside the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) be careful to follow the decorum of the ziyaarat.

Supplication for Asking Permission for Entering (اِذْنِ دُخُوْل) the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Before mentioning the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) the supplication of asking the permission for entry is stated hereunder:[6]

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّىْ وَقَفْتُ عَلٰى بَابٍ مِنْ اَبْوَابِ بُيُوْتِ نَبِيِّكَ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِهٖ وَ قَدْ مَنَعْتَ النَّاسَ اَنْ يَّدْخُلُوْا اِلَّا بِاِذْنِهٖ فَقُلْتَ يَآ اَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا لَا تَدْخُلُوْا بُيُوْتً النَّبِىِّ اِلَّا اَنْ يُّؤْذَنَ لَكُمْ اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَعْتَقِدُ حُرْمَۃَ صَاحِبِ ہٰذَا الْمَشْہَدِ الشَّرِیْفِ فِیْ غَیْبَتِہٖ کَمَآ اَعْتَقِدُہَا فِیْ حَضْرَتِہٖ وَ اَعْلَمُ اَنَّ رَسُوْلَکَ وَ خُلَفَآئَکَ عَلَیْہِمُ السَّلَامُ اَحْیَآءٌ عِنْدَکَ یُرْزَقُوْنَ یَرَوْنَ مَقَامِیْ وَ یَسْمَعُوْنَ کَلَامِیْ وَ یَرُدُّوْنَ سَلَامِیْ وَ اَنَّکَ حَـجَبْتَ عَنْ سَمْعِیْ کَلَامَہُمْ وَ فَتَحْتَ بَابَ فَہْمِیْ بِلَذِیْذِ مُنَاجَاتِہِمْ وَ اِنِّیْ اَسْتَاذِنُکَ یَا رَبِّ اَوَّلًا وَّ اَسْتَاْذِنُ رَسُوْلَکَ صَلَّی اللهُ عَلَیْہِ وَ اٰلِہٖ ثَانِیًا وَ اَسْتَاذِنُ خَلِیْفَتَکَ الْاِمَامَ الْمَفْرُوْضَ عَلَیَّ طَاعَتُہٗ عَلِیِّ بْنِ مُوْسَی الرِّضَا عَلَیْہِمَا السَّلَامُ وَ الْمَلٰٓئِكَةَ الْمُوَكَّلِيْنَ بِهٰذِهِ الْبُقْعَةِ الْمُبَارَكَةِ ثَالِثًا اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا حُجَّةَ اللهِ اَ اَدْخُلُ يَا مَلٰٓئِكَةَ اللهِ الْمُقَرَّبِيْنَ الْمُقِيْمِيْنَ فِىْ هٰذَا الْمَشْهَدِ فَاْذَنْ لِىْ يَا مَوْلَاىَ فِى الدُّخُوْلِ اَفْضَلَ مَآ اَذِنْتَ لِاَحَدٍ مِّنْ اَوْلِيَآئِكَ فَاِنْ لَمْ اَكُنْ اَهْلًا لِذٰلِكَ فَاَنْتَ اَهْلٌ لَهٗ.

ALLAAHUMMA INNEE WAQAFTO A’LAA BAABIN MIN ABWAABE BOYOOTE NABIYYEKA SALAWAATOKA A’LAYHE WA AALEHI WA QAD MANAA’-TAN NAASA AN YADKHOLOO ILLAA BE-IZNEHEE FAQULTA YAA AYYOHAL LAZEENA AAMANOO LAA TADKHOLOO BOYOOTAN NABIYYE ILLAA AN YU-ZANA LAKUM ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AA’-TAQEDO HURMATA SAAHEBE HAAZAL MASH-HADISH SHAREEFE FEE GHAYBATEHE KAMAA AA’-TAQEDOHAA FEE HAZRATEHI WA AA’-LAMO ANNA RASOOLAKA WA KHOLAFAAA-AKA A’LAYHEMUS SALAAMO AHYAAA-UN I’NDAKA YURZAQOONA YARAWNA MAQAAMEE WA YASMA-O’ONA KALAAMEE WA YARUDDOONA SALAAMEE WA ANNAKA HAJABTA A’N SAM-E’E KALAAMAHUM WA FATAHTA BAABA FAHMEE BELAZEEZE MONAAJAATEHIM WA INNEE ASTAAZENOKA YAA RABBE AWWALAN WA ASTAAZENO RASOOLAKA SALLALLAAHO A’LAYHE WA AALEHI SAANEYAN WA ASTAAZENO KHALEEFATAKAL EMAAMAL MAFROOZA A’LAYYA TAA-A’TOHU A’LIYYABNE MOOSAR REZAA A’LAYHEMAS SALAAMO WAL MALAAA-EKATAL MOWAKKELEENA BE HAAZEHIL BUQ-A’TIL MOBAARAKATE SAALESAN A-ADKHOLO YAA RASOOLALLAAHE A-ADKHOLO YAA HUJJATALLAAHE A-ADKHOLO YAA MALAAA-EKATALLAAHIL MOQARRABEENAL MOQEEMEENA FEE HAAZAL MASH-HADE FAA-ZAN LEE YAA MAWLAAYA FID DOKHOOLE AFZALA MAA AZINTA LE-AHADIN MIN AWLEYAAA-EKA FA-IN LAM AKUN AHLAN LEZAALEKA FA-ANTA AHLUN lahu.

O Allah I stand still at one of the doors of the houses of Your Prophet (Your blessings be on him and on his children), because people are not allowed to enter without his permission. So You said: “O you who believe! Enter not the dwellings of the Prophet unless permission be granted to you.”[7] O Allah! I hold (as an article of faith) this honoured place of pilgrimage as sacred, in his invisibility just as I was certain and sure of his sanctity in his presence. I know that Your Apostle and Your Representatives (peace be on them) are alive, by Your permission and are being sustained, seeing my place of halting, hearing my words and answering my “Salaam”. Although You have shut off their speech from my hearing but has unbolted the door of my understanding, because of my delightful recitation of their merits. First I ask for Your permission O my Lord and then seek Your Apostle’s leave (Blessings of Allah be on him and on his children) and take permission from Your representative, obedience unto whom has been made obligatory on me, Ali Ibn Moosa al-Reza (a.s.)[8] And also from the angels, appointed as guardians of this blessed precinct. May I enter O Apostle of Allah? May I enter O Hujjatullah (proof of Allah)? May I enter O favourite angels of Allah, quartered in this place of pilgrimage? Give permission to enter, O my Master, a most cordial welcome that is extended to any of your closest friends; may be I do not deserve it, but you are known to do it.[9]

If you feel that your heart has become submissive and your eyes have become tearful, then that will be the sign of permission to enter.

(1) First Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.)

It has been narrated by infallible Imams (a.s.) who said:

One of the Infallibles said:

“If you wish to visit the grave of Imam Reza (a.s.) in Tus, perform the ghusl before you leave home and say as you perform the ghusl:

اَللّٰہُمَّ طَہِّرْنِیْ وَ طَہِّرْ لِیْ قَلْبِیْ وَاشْرَحْ لِیْ صَدْرِیْ وَ اَجِرْ عَلٰی لِسَانِیْ مِدْحَتَکَ وَالثَّنَآءِ عَلَیْکَ فَاِنَّہٗ لَا قُوَّۃَ اِلَّا بِکَ اَللّٰہُمَّ اجْعَلْہُ لِیْ طَہُوْرًا وَ شِفَاءً وَ نُوْرًا.

ALLAAHUMMA TAHHIRNEE WA tAhHIR LEE QALBEE WASH-RAH LEE SADREE WA AJRE A’LAA LESAANEE MIDHATAKA WAS-SANAAA-E A’LAYKA FA-INNAHU LAA QUWWATA ILLAA BEKA ALLAAHUMMAJ A’LHO LEE TAHOORAN WA SHEFAA-A’N wa nooran.

O Allah! purify me and my heart; expand my chest and make Your praises and adoration flow on my tongue, for indeed there is no strength except by You. O Allah! make this ghusl a source of purification, healing and light for me.

Say as you leave home:

بِسْمِ اللهِ وَ بِاللهِ وَ اِلَی اللهِ وَ اِلَی ابْنِ رَسُوْلِہٖ حَسْبِیَ اللهُ تَوَکَّلْتُ عَلَی اللهِ اَللّٰہُمَّ اِلَیْکَ تَوَجَّہْتُ وَ اِلَیْکَ قَصَدْتُ وَ مَا عِنْدَکَ اَرَدْتُ.

BISMIL LAAHE WA BILLAAHE WA ELAL LAAHE WA ELABNE RASOOLehi HASBEYAL LAAHO TAWAKKALTO A’LAL LAAHE ALLAAHUMMA ELAYKA TAWAJJAHTO WA ELAYKA QASADTO WA MAA I’NDAKA ARADTO.

In the name of Allah, by Allah, and to Allah and by the son of His Prophet. Allah is sufficient for me, I depend on Allah. O Allah! I have turned to You, my intention is towards You and I wish for what is with You.

As you leave, stop at the door of your house and say:

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِلَیْکَ وَجَّہْتُ وَجْہِیْ وَ عَلَیْکَ خَلَّفْتُ اَہْلِیْ وَ مَالِیْ وَ مَا خَوَّلْتَنِیْ وَ بِکَ وَثِقْتُ فَلَا تُـخَیِّبْنِیْ یَا مَنْ لَا یَـخِیْبُ مَنْ اَرَادَہٗ وَ لَا یَضِیْعُ مَنْ حَفِظَہٗ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاحْفَظْنِیْ بِـحِفْظِکَ فَاِنَّہٗ لَا یَضِیْعُ مَنْ خَفِظْتَ.

ALLAAHUMMA ELAYKA WAJJAHTO WA A’LAYKA KHALLAFTO AHLEE WA MAALEE WA MAA KHAWWALTANEE WA BEKA WASIQTO FALAA TOKHAYYIBNEE YAA MAN LAA YaKHeEBO MAN ARAAADAHU WA LAA YaZeE-O’ MAN HAFEZAHU SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIN WA AALE MOHAMMADIN WAH FAZNEE BE-HIFZEKA FA-INNAHU LAA YaZEE-O’ MAN HAFIZTA.

O my Allah, I turn my face to You, I entrust my family, property and what I leave behind with You. I put my confidence in You. So do not disappoint me, O One who does not disappoint those who want Him. One who entrusts [his affairs] to Him is not disappointed. Send Your blessings on Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, and protect me with Your protection for no harm reaches one whom You protect.

When you reach there safely, Allah willing, then perform a ghusl when you wish to perform the ziyaarat. Say when doing the ghusl:

اَللّٰہُمَّ طَہِّرْنِیْ وَ طَہِّرْ قَلْبِیْ وَاشْرَحْ لِیْ صَدْرِیْ وَ اَجْرِعَلٰی لِسَانِیْ مِدْحَتَکَ وَ مَـحَبَّتَکَ وَ الثَّنَآءَ عَلَیْکَ فَاِنَّہٗ لَا قُوَّۃَ اِلَّا بِکَ وَ قَدْ عَلِمْتُ اَنَّ قُوَّۃَ دِیْنِیْ اَلتَّسْلِیْمُ لِاَمْرِکَ وَالْاِتِّبَاعُ لِسُنَّۃِ نَبِیِّکَ وَ الشَّہَادَۃُ عَلٰی جَمِیْعِ خَلْقِکَ اَللّٰہُمَّ اجْعَلْہُ لِیْ شِفَآءً وَ نُوْرًا.

ALLAAHUMMA TAHHIRNEE WA tAHHIR qalbee WASH RAH LEE SADREE WA AJRE A’LAA LESAANEE MIDHATAKA WA MAHABBATAKA WAS SANAAA-A A’LAYKA FA-INNAHU LAA QUWWATA ILLAA BEKA WA QAD A’LIMTO ANNA quwwata DEENee aTtASLEEMO LE-AMREKA WAL ITTEBAA-O’ LE-SUNNATE NABIYYEKA WASH SHAHAADATO A’LAA JAMEE-E’ KHALQEKA ALLAAHUMMAJ A’LHO LEE SHE-FAAA-AN WA NOORAN.

O Allah! Purify me and purify my heart, expand my chest and make Your praises, love and adulation flow on my tongue, for indeed, there is no power except through You. I know that the basis of my religion is through submission to Your command and by following the practices of Your Prophet and by testifying to the whole of Your creation. O Allah! make this a source of cure and light for me.

Then wear your cleanest clothes, walk barefoot with complete tranquility and peace. Remember Allah in your heart and say:

اَللّٰہُ اَکْبَرُ، لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللهُ، سُبْحَانَ اللهِ، اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰہِ.

Take short footsteps. When you enter the blessed shrine, say:

بِسْمِ اللهِ وَ بِاللهِ وَ عَلٰی مِلَّۃِ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ (صَلَّی اللهُ عَلَیْہِ وَ اٰلِہٖ) اَشْہَدُ اَنْ لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَہٗ لَا شَرِیْکَ لَہٗ وَ اَشْہَدُ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُہٗ وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ وَ اَنَّ عَلِیًّا وَلِیُّ اللهِ.

bismil laahe wa billaahe wa a’laa milla rasoolil laahe (sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi) ashhado an laa elaaha illal laaho wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa ashhado anna mohammadan a’bdohu wa rasoolohu wa anna a’liyyan waliyyul laah.

In the name of Allah, by Allah and by the practice of the Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.a.). I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, He is alone, there is no partner unto Him and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Prophet, and that Ali is the friend of Allah.

Then walk until you reach his grave. Turn towards his face and your back towards Qiblah, say:

اَشْہَدُ اَنْ لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَہٗ لَا شَرِیْکَ لَہٗ وَ اَشْہَدُ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُہٗ وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ وَ اَنَّہٗ سَیِّدُ الْاَوَّلِیْنَ وَالْاٰخِرِیْنَ وَ اَنَّہٗ سَیِّدُ الْاَنْبِیَآءِ وَ الْمُرْسَلِیْنَ اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِکَ وَ رَسُوْلِکَ وَ نَبِیِّکَ وَ سَیِّدِ خَلْقِکَ اَجْمَعِیْنَ صَلٰوۃً لَا یَقْویٰ عَلٰی اِحْصَآئِہَا غَیْرُکَ اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی اَمِیْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ عَلِیِّ بْنِ اَبِیْ طَالِبٍ عَبْدِکَ وَ اَخِیْ رَسُوْلِکَ الَّذِیْ انْتَجَبْتَہٗ بِعِلْمِکَ وَ جَعَلْتَہٗ ہَادِیًا لِمَنْ شِئْتَ مِنْ خَلْقِکَ وَالدَّلِیْلَ عَلٰی مَنْ بَعَثْتَہٗ بِرِسَالَاتِکَ وَ دَیَّانَ الدِّیْنِ بِعَدْلِکَ وَ فَصْلِ قَضَآئِکَ بَیْنَ خَلْقِکَ وَ الْمُہَیْمِنِ عَلٰی ذٰلِکَ کُلِّہٖ وَ السَّلَامُ عَلَیْہِ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللهِ وَ بَرَکَاتُہٗ اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی فَاطِمَۃَ بِنْتِ نَبِیِّکَ وَ زَوْجَۃِ وَلِیِّکَ وَ اُمِّ السِّبْطَیْنِ الْحَسَنِ وَ الْحُسَیْنِ سَیِّدَیْ شَبَابِ اَہْلِ الْجَنَّۃِ الطُّہْرَۃِ الطَّاہِرَۃِ الْمُطَہَّرَۃِ التَّقِیَّۃِ النَّقِیَّۃِ الرَّضِیَّۃِ الزَّکِیَّۃِ سَیِّدَۃِ نِسَآءِ اَہْلِ الْجَنَّۃِ اَجْمَعِیْنَ صَلوٰۃً لَا یَقْویٰ عَلٰی اِحْصَآئِہَا غَیْرُکَ اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَی الْحَسَنِ وَ الْحُسَیْنِ سِبْطَیْ نَبِیِّکَ وَ سَیِّدَیْ شَبَابِ اَہْلِ الْجَنَّۃِ الْقَآئِمَیْنِ فِیْ خَلْقِکَ وَالدَّلِیْلَیْنِ عَلٰی مَنْ بَعَثْتَ بِرِسَالَاتِکَ وَ دَیَّانَ الدِّیْنِ بِعَدْلِکَ فَصْلَيْ قَضَائِکَ بَیْنَ خَلْقِکَ اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ عَبْدِکَ الْقَآئِمِ فِیْ خَلْقِکَ وَ الدَّلِیْلِ عَلٰی مَنْ بَعَثْتَ بِرِسَالَاتِکَ وَ دَیَّانِ الدِّیْنِ بِعَدْلِکَ وَ فَصْلِ قَضَآئِکَ بَیْنَ خَلْقِکَ سَیِّدِ الْعَابِدِیْنَ اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ عَبْدِکَ وَ خَلِیْفَتِکَ فِیْ اَرْضِکَ بَاقِرِ عِلْمِ الْنَّبِیِّیْنَ اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الصَّادِقِ عَبْدِکَ وَ وَلِیِّ دِیْنِکَ وَ حُجَّتِکَ عَلٰی خَلْقِکَ اَجْمَعِیْنَ الصَّادِقِ الْبَآرِّ اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ مُوْسَی بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ عَبْدِکَ الصَّالِحِ وَ لِسَانِکَ فِیْ خَلْقِکَ النَّاطِقِ بِحُکْمِکَ وَ الْحُجَّۃِ عَلٰی بَرِیَّتِکَ اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی عَلِیِّ بْنِ مُوْسیٰ الرِّضَا الْمُرْتَضٰی عَبْدِکَ وَ وَلِیِّ دِیْنِکَ الْقَآئِمِ بِعَدْلِکَ وَ الدَّاعِیْ اِلیٰ دِیْنِکَ وَ دِیْنِ اٰبَآئِہِ الصَّادِقِیْنَ صَلوٰۃً لَا یَقْویٰ عَلٰی اِحْصَآئِہَا غَیْرُکَ اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ عَبْدِکَ وَوَلِیِّکِ الْقَآئِمِ بِاَمْرِکَ وَ الدَّاعِیْ اِلیٰ سَبِیْلِکَ اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی عَلِیِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِکَ وَ وَلِیِّ دِیْنِکَ اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَی الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِیِّ الْعَامِلِ بِاَمْرِکَ الْقَآئِمِ فِیْ خَلْقِکَ وَ حُجَّتِکَ الْمُؤَدِّیْ عَنْ نَبِیِّکَ وَ شَاہِدِکَ عَلٰی خَلْقِکَ الْمَخْصُوْصِ بِکَرَامَتِکَ الدَّاعِیْ اِلٰی طَاعَتِکَ وَ طَاعَۃِ رَسُوْلِکَ صَلَوَاتُکَ عَلَیْہِمْ اَجْمَعِیْنَ اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی حُجَّتِکَ وَ وَلِیِّکَ الْقَآئِمِ فِیْ خَلْقِکَ صَلٰوۃً تَامَّۃً نَامِیَۃً بَاقِیَۃً تُعَجِّلُ بِہَا فَرَجَہٗ وَ تَنْصُرُہٗ بِہَا وَ تَجْعَلُنَا مَعَہٗ فِی الدُّنْیَا وَ الْاٰخِرَۃِ اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَیْکَ بِحُبِّہِمْ وَ اُوَالِیْ وَلِیَّہُمْ وَ اُعَادِیْ عَدُوَّہُمْ فَارْزُقْنِیْ بِہِمْ خَیْرَ الدُّنْیَا وَالْاٰخِرَۃِ وَاصْرِفْ عَنِّیْ بِہِمْ شَرَّ الدُّنْیَا وَالْاٰخِرَۃِ وَ اَہْوَالَ یَوْمِ الْقِیَامَۃِ.

ash-hado an laa elaaha illal laaho wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa ash-hado anna mohammadan a’bdohu wa rasoolohu wa annahu sayyedul awwaleena wal aakhereena wa annahu sayyedul anbeyaaa-e wal mursaleena allaahumma salle a’laa a’bdeka wa rasooleka wa nabiyyeka wa sayyede khalqeka ajma-e’ena salaatan laa yaqwaa a’laa ehsaaa-ehaa ghayroka allaahumma salle a’laa ameeril moameneena a’liyy ibne abee taalebin a’bdeka wa akhee rasoolekal lazin tajabtahu be-i’lmeka wa ja-a’ltahu haadeyan leman she-ta min khalqeka wad daleela a’laa man ba-a’stahu be-resaalaateka wa dayyaanad deene be-a’dleka wa fasle qazaaa-eka bayna khalqeka wal mohaymene a’laa zaaleka kullehi was salaamo a’layhe wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatohu allaahumma salle a’laa faatemata binte nabiyyeka wa zawjate waliyyeka wa ummis sibtaynil hasane wal husayne sayyeday shabaabe ahlil jannatit tohratit TAAHERATIL MOTAHHARATIT TAQIYYATIN NAQIYYATIR RAZIYYATIZ ZAKIYYATE SAYYEDATE NESAAA-E AHLIL JANNATE AJMA-E’ENA SALAATAN LAA YAQWAA A’LAA EHSAAA-EHAA GHAYROKA ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAL HASANE WAL HUSAYNE SIBTAY NABIYYEKA WA SAYYEDAY SHABAABE AHLIL JANNATIL QAA-EMAYNE FEE KHALQEKA WAD DALEELAYNE A’LAA MAN BA-A’STA BERESAALAATEKA WA DAYYAANID DEENE BE-A’DLEKA WA FASLAY QAZAA-EKA BAYNA KHALQEKA ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA A’LIYYIBNIL HUSAYNE A’BDEKAL QAA-EME FEE KHALQEKA WAD DALEELE A’LAA MAN BA-A’STA BERESAALAATEKA WA DAYYAANID DEENE BE-A’DLEKA WA FASLE QAZAAA-EKA BAYNA KHALQEKA SAYYEDIL A’ABEDEENA ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIBNE A’LIYYIN A’BDEKA WA KHALEEFATEKA FEE ARZEKA BAAQERE I’LMIN NABIYYEENA ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA JA’-FARIBNE MOHAMMADENIS SAADEQEI A’BDEKA WA WALIYYE DEENEKA WA HUJJATEKA A’LAA KHALQEKA AJMA-E’ENAS SAADEQIL BAAARRE ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA MOOSABNE JAA’-FARIN A’BDIKAS SAALEHE WA LESAANEKA FEE KHALQEKAN NAATEQE BEHUKMEKA WAL HUJJATE A’LAA BARIYYATEKA ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA A’LIYYIBNE MOOSAR REZAL MURTAZAA A’BDEKA WA WALIYYE DEENEKAL QAAA-EME BE-A’DLEKA WAD DAA-E’E ELAA DEENEKA WA DEENE AABAAA-EHIS SAADEQEENA SALAATAN LAA YAQWAA A’LAA EHSAA-EHAA GHAYROKA ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIBNE A’LIYYIN A’BDIKA WA WALLIYEKAL QAAA-EME BE-AMREKA WAD DAA-E’E ELAA SABEELEKA ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA A’LIYYIBNE MOHAMMADIN A’BDEKA WA WALIYYE DEENEKA ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAL HASANIBNE A’LIYYIL A’AMELE BE-AMREKAL QAAA-EME FEE KHALQEKA WA HUJJATEKAL MO-ADDEE A’N NABIYYEKA WA SHAAHEDEKA A’LAA KHALQEKAL MAKHSOOSE BEKARAAMATEKAD DAA-E’E ELAA TAA-A’TEKA WA TAA-A’TE RASOOLEKA SALAWAATOKA A’LAYHIM AJMA-E’ENA ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA HUJJATEKA WA WALIYYEKAL QAAA-EME FEE KHALQEKA SALAATAN TAAAMMATAN NAAMEYATAN BAAQEYATAN TO-A’JJELO BEHAA FARAJAHU WA TANSOROHU BEHAA WA TAJ-A’LONAA MA-A’HU FID DUNYAA WAL AAKHERATE ALLAAHUMMA INNEEE ATAQARRABO ELAYKA BEHUBBEHIM WA OWAALEE WALIY-YAHUM WA O-A’ADEE A’DUWWAHUM FAR-ZUQNEE BEHIM KHAYRAD DUNYAA WAL AAKHERATE WASRIF A’NNEE BEHIM SHARRAD DUNYAA WAL AAKHERATE WA AHWAALA YAWMIL QEYAAMATE.

I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, He is alone, there is no partner unto Him, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Prophet. He is the leader of those who are foremost and last. He is the leader of all Prophets and Messengers. O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad, Your slave and Prophet, Your Messenger, the leader of all Your creation. Send blessings that cannot be counted except by You. O Allah! Send Your blessings on the Commander of the Faithful, Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Your slave and the brother of Your Prophet whom You chose by Your knowledge and made a guide for those whom You wished amongst Your creatures. He is a guide towards the one whom You sent with Your message; the judge of religion by Your justice and one who judges by Your judgements amongst Your creatures and a guardian over all of that. May Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be on him. O Allah! Send Your blessings on Fatima, the daughter of Your Prophet and the wife of Your legatee and mother of the two grandsons, al-Hasan, and al-Husain, the two leaders of the youths of Paradise, the most pure and purified. She is the most pious, virtuous and peaceful, the most pure, the leader of all women in Paradise. Send such blessings that nobody apart from You can count them. O Allah! Send Your blessings on al-Hasan and al-Husain, the two grandsons of Your Prophet, the leaders of the youths of Paradise, the ones who undertake Your affairs on Your creatures and the two guides towards the one You sent with Your message, the judges of Your religion by Your justice and the ones who judge by Your judgement on Your creatures. O Allah! Send Your blessings on ‘Ali, the son of al-Husain, Your slave and the one who undertakes Your affairs on Your creatures and the guide to the one You sent with Your message, the judge of Your religion by Your justice and the one who judges by Your judgement on Your creatures and the leader of the worshippers. O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad, son of ‘Ali, Your slave and Your representative on Your earth, the one who splits knowledge after the Prophet. O Allah! Send Your blessings on Ja’far Ibn Muhammad, the truthful one, Your slave and the legatee of Your religion and Your proof on all the people, the one who is most truthful. O Allah! Send Your blessings on Moosa Ibn Ja’far, Your upright slave and Your speech to the people the one who relates Your commands and the proof over Your creatures. O Allah! Send Your blessings on Ali Ibn Moosa al-Reza, the contented, chosen one, Your slave and guardian of Your religion, the one who undertakes justice and invites people towards Your religion and the religion of his fathers, the truthful ones. Send so much blessings that, apart from You, no one can count them. O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad Ibn Ali, Your slave and legatee, the one who undertakes Your commands and invites people towards Your path. O Allah! Send Your blessings on Ali Ibn Muhammad, Your slave and legatee of Your religion. O Allah! Send Your blessings on al-Hasan Ibn Ali, the one who implements Your commands, undertaking the affairs over Your creatures and Your proof in delivering the message of Your Prophet. He is Your witness over Your creatures, the one whom You have bestowed with honor, and the one who invites obedience to You and Your Prophet. Peace be on all of them. O Allah! Send Your blessings on Your proof, Your friend, the one who undertakes the affairs on Your creatures, a complete everlasting peace, hastening by it his re-appearance and helping him by it. Join us with him in this world and in the next. O Allah! I seek nearness to You by loving them, I am a friend of their friends, and an enemy to their enemies. Through them, grant me the best in this world and in the hereafter. Through them, remove the evil of this world and of the hereafter and the difficulties of the day of judgment.

Then sit near his head and say:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَلِیَّ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا حُجَّۃَ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا نُوْرَ اللهِ فِیْ ظُلُمَاتِ الْاَرْضِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا عَمُوْدَ الدِّیْنِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ اٰدَمَ صِفْوَۃِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ نُوْحٍ نَبِیِّ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ اِبْرَاہِیْمَ خَلِیْلِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ اِسْمَاعِیْلَ ذَبِیْحِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ مُوْسیٰ کَلِیْمِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ عِیْسیٰ رُوْحِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ مُحَمَّدٍ رَّسُوْلِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ اَمِیْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ عَلِیٍّ وَلِیِّ اللهِ وَ وَصِیِّ رَسُوْلِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِیْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ فَاطِمَۃَ الزَّہْرَآءِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ الْحَسَنِ وَ الْحُسَیْنِ سَیِّدَیْ شَبَابِ اَہْلِ الْجَنَّۃِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ زَیْنِ الْعَابِدِیْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ بَاقِرِ عِلْمِ الْاَوَّلِیْنَ وَ الْاٰخِرِیْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الصَّادِقِ الْبَآرِّ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا وَارِثَ مُوْسَی بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ اَیُّہَا الصِّدِّیْقُ الشَّہِیْدُ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ اَیُّہَا الْوَصِیُّ الْبَآرُّ التَّقِیُّ اَشْہَدُ اَنَّکَ قَدْ اَقَمْتَ الصَّلوٰۃَ وَ اٰتَیْتَ الزَّکوٰۃَ وَ اَمَرْتَ بِالْمَعْرُوْفِ وَ نَہَیْتَ عَنِ الْمُنْکَرِ وَ عَبَدْتَ اللهَ مُخْلِصًا حَتّٰی اَتٰیکَ الْیَقِیْنُ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا اَبَا الْحَسَنِ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللهِ وَ بَرَکَاتُہٗ اِنَّہٗ حَمِیْدٌ مَجِیْدٌ.

ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WALIYYALLAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA HUJJATALLAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA NOORALLAAHE FEE ZOLOMAATIL ARZE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA A’MOODAD DEENE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARESA AADAMA SIFWATILLAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARESA NOOHIN NABIYYILLAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARESA IBRAAHEEMA KHALEELILLAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARESA ISMAA-E’ELA ZABEEHILLAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARESA MOOSAA KALEEMILLAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARESA E’ESAA ROOHILLAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARESA MOHAMMADIN RASOOLILLAAHE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARESA AMEERIL MOOMINEENA A’LIYYIN WALIYYILLAAHE WA WASIYYE RASOOLE RABBIL A’ALAMEENA ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARESA FAATEMATAZ ZAHRAAA-E ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARE HASANE WAL HUSAYNE SAYYEDAY SHABAABE AHLIL JANNATE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARESA A’LIYYIBNIL HUSAYNE ZAYNIL A’ABEDEENA ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARESA MOHAMMADIBNE A’LIYYIN BAAQERE I’LMIL AWWALEENA WAL AAKHEREENA ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARESA JA’-FAR IBNE MOHAMMADENIS SAADEQIL BAAARRE ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA WAARESA MOOSABNE JA’-FARIN ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA AYYOHAS SIDDEEQUSH SHAHEEDO ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA AYYOHAL WASIYYUL BAAARRUT TAQIYYO ASH-HADO ANNAKA QAD AQAMTAS AATA WA AATAYTAZ ZAKAATA WA AMARTA BIL MA’-ROOFE WA NAHAYTA A’NIL MUNKARE WA A’BADTALLAAHA MUKHLESAN HATTAA ATAAKAL YAQEENO ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA ABAL HASANE WA RAHMATULLAAHE WA BARAKAATOHU, innahu hameedun majeed.

Peace be on you, O friend of Allah! Peace be on you, O the proof of Allah! Peace be on you, O light of Allah in the darkness of the earth! Peace be on you, O pillar of religion! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Adam, the one chosen by Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Nuh, the Prophet of Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ibrahim, the friend of Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ismaeel, the one to be sacrificed for Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Moosa, the one who spoke to Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Eesaa, the spirit of Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Muhammad, the Prophet of Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of the Commander of the Faithful, Ali, the friend of Allah and the successor to the Prophet of the Lord of the Worlds! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Fatima al-Zahra! Peace be on you, O inheritor of al-Hasan and al-Husain, the two leaders of the youths of Paradise! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ali Ibn al-Husain, the ornament of the worshipers! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Muhammad Ibn Ali, the splitter of knowledge of the first and last ones! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ja’far Ibn Muhammad, the truthful one! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Moosa Ibn Ja’far! Peace be on you, O truthful martyr! Peace be on you, O inheritor and pious one! I bear witness that you undertook the prayers, gave the zakat, enjoined what is good, prohibited evil and worshipped Allah in all sincerity until death overtook you. Peace be on you, O Abul Hasan! May the mercy and blessings of Allah be on you, surely He is Most Praiseworthy, Glorious.

Then move away from the grave and say:

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِلَیْکَ صَمَدْتُ مِنْ اَرْضِیْ وَ قَطَعْتُ الْبِلَادَ رَجَآءَ رَحْمَتِکَ فَلَا تُخَیِّبْنِیْ وَ لَا تَرُدَّنِیْ بِغَیْرِ قَضَآءِ حَوَآئِجِیْ وَارْحَمْ تَقَلُّبِیْ عَلٰی قَبْرِ بْنِ اَخِیْ رَسُوْلِکَ صَلَّی اللہُ عَلَیْہِ وَ اٰلِہٖ بِاَبِیْ اَنْتَ وَ اُمِّیْ اَتَیْتُکَ زَائِرًا وَافِدًا عَآئِذًا مِمَّا جَنَیْتُ عَلٰی نَفْسِیْ وَاحْتَطَبْتُ عَلٰی ظَہْرِیْ فَکُنْ لِیْ شَفِیْعًا اِلٰی رَبِّكَ یَوْمَ فَقْرِیْ وَ فَاقَتِیْ فَاِنَّ لَکَ عِنْدَ اللهِ مَقَامًا مَّحْمُوْدًا وَ اَنْتَ وَجِیْہٌ فِی الدُّنْیَا وَ الْآخِرَۃِ.

ALLAAHUMMA ELAYKA SAMADTO MIN ARZEE WA QATAA’-TUL BELAADA RAJAAA-A RAHMATEKA FALAA TOKHAYYIBNEE WA LAA TARUDDANEE BEGHAYRE qazaaa-e hawaaa-ejee WAR HAM TAQALLOBEE A’LAA QABRIBNI AKHEE RASOOLEKA sallal laaho A’LAYHE WA AALEHI BE-ABEE ANTA WA UMMEE ATAYTOKA ZAA-ERAN WAAFEDAN A’A-EZAN MIMMAA JANAYTU A’LAA NAFSEE WAH-TATABTO A’LAA ZAHREE FAKUN LEE SHAFee-A’N eLAA rabbeka YAWMA FAQREE WA FAAQATEE FALAKA I’NDALLAAHE MAQAAMaN MAHMOODaN WA ANTA WAJEEHUN fid dunyaa wal aakherah.

O Allah! I have turned to You, I have traveled from far hoping for Your mercy. So do not disappoint me and do not let me return without fulfilling my needs. Have mercy on me as I cling to the grave of the son of the brother of Your Prophet, blessings of Allah be upon him and his progeny. May my parents be sacrificed for you. I have come to visit you presenting what I have done against myself and have burdened my back, then be my intercessor in front of your Lord on the day of poverty and need for you have an eminent status in front of Allah. You are amongst the notable ones in this world and the hereafter.

Then raise your right hand and spread your left hand on the grave and say:

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَيْكَ بِحُبِّہِمْ وَ بِمُوَالَایَتِہِمْ وَ اَتَوَلّٰی اٰخِرَہُمْ بِمَا تَوَلَّیْتُ بِہٖ اَوَّلَہُمْ وَ اَبْرَءُ مِنْ کُلِّ وَلِیْجَۃٍ دُوْنَہُمْ اَللّٰہُمَّ الْعَنِ الَّذِیْنَ بَدَّلُوْا نِعْمَتَکَ وَ اتَّہَمُوْا نَبِیَّکَ وَ جَـحَدُوْا بِاٰیَاتِکَ وَ سَخِرُوْا بِاِمَامِکَ وَ حَمَلُوْا النَّاسَ عَلٰی اَکْتَافِ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَیْکَ بِاللَّعْنَۃِ عَلَیْہِمْ وَ الْبَرَآئَۃِ مِنْہُمْ فِی الدُّنْیَا وَ الْاٰخِرَۃِ یَا رَحْمٰنُ یَا رَحِیْمُ.

ALLAAHUMMA INNEE ATAQARRABO ELAYKA BEHUBBEHIM WA BEmoWAAlaaTEHIM ATAWALLAA AAKHERAHUM BEMAA TAWALLAYTO BEHIM AWWALAHUM WA ABRA-O MIN KULLE WALEEJATIN DOONAHUM ALLAAHUMMAL- A’NILLAZEENA BADDALOO NEA’-MATAKA WAT TAHAMOO NABIYYEKA WA JAHADOO BE-AAYAATEKA WA SAKHEROO BE-IMAAMEKA WA HAMALUN NAASA A’LAA AKTAAFE AALE MOHAMMADIN ALLAAHUMMA INNEE ATAQARRABO ELAYKA BIL LA’-NATI A’LAYHIM WAL BARAAA-ATE MINHUM FID DUNYAA WAL AAKHERAH YAA RAHMAANO yaa raheemo.

O Allah! I seek nearness to You by loving and following them. I follow the last of them just as I followed the first of them and I dissociate myself from every pretender to them and anyone who challenges them. O Allah! Curse those who altered Your blessings and distressed Your Prophet, denied Your signs, ridiculed Your Imam and urged people to oppress the family of Muhammad. O Allah! I seek closeness to You by cursing them and by dissociating myself from them in this world and the next, O Merciful One, O Forgiver.

Then go towards his feet and say:

صَلَّی اللهُ عَلَیْکَ یَا اَبَا الْحَسَنِ صَلَّی اللهُ عَلٰی رُوْحِکَ وَ بَدَنِکَ صَبَرْتَ وَ اَنْتَ الصَّادِقُ الْمُصَدِّقُ قَتَلَ اللهُ مَنْ قَتَلَکَ بِالْاَیْدِیْ وَالْاَلْسُنِ.

SALLALLAAHO A’LAYKA YAA ABAL HASANE SALLALLAAAHO A’LAA ROOHEKA WA BADANEKA SABARTA WA ANTAS SAADEQUL MOSADDEQO QATALALLAAHO MAN QATALALAKA BIL AYDEE WAL ALSONE.

May Allah shower you with His blessings, O Abul-Hasan, may Allah bless your soul and body. You had patience and you are the most truthful and trustworthy. May Allah fight those who fight you with their hands and tongues.

Then curse those who killed the Commander of the Faithful (a.s.) and those who killed Imams Hasan (a.s.) and Husain (a.s.) and all those who killed the family of the Holy Prophet (a.s.).[10]

The curse on the murderer of the Holy Imams (a.s.) can be done in any language. The following discourse, extracted from some supplications, is better for recitation.

اَللّٰہُمَّ الْعَنْ قَتَلَۃَ اَمِیْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ وَ قَتَلَۃَ الْـحَسَنِ وَ الْـحُسَیْنِ وَ قَتَلَۃَ اَہْلِ بَیْتِ نَبِیِّکَ. اَللّٰہُمَّ الْعَنْ اَعْدَآءَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ قَتَلَتَہُمْ وَ زِدْہُمْ عَذَابًا فَوْقَ الْعَذَابِ وَ ہَوَانًا فَوْقَ ہَوَانٍ وَ ذُلًّا فَوْقَ ذُلٍّ وَ خِزْیًا فَوْقَ خِزْیٍ. اَللّٰہُمَّ دُعَّہُمْ اِلَی النَّارِ دَعًّا وَاَرْکِسْہُمْ فِیْ اَلِیْمِ عَذَابِکَ رَکْسًا وَ احْشُرْہُمْ وَ اَتْبَاعَہُمْ اِلٰی جَہَنَّمَ زُمَرًا.

ALLAAHUMMAL A’N QATALATA AMEERIL MOMINEENA WA QATALATAL HASANE WAL HUSAYNE A’LAYHEMUS AAMO WA QATALATA AHLE BAYTE NABIYYEKA ALLAAHUMMAL A’N A-A’DAAA-A AALE MOHAMMADIN WA QATALATAHUM WA ZIDHUM A’ZAABAN FAWQAL A’ZAABE WA HAWAANAN FAWQA HAWAANIN WA ZULLAN FAWQA ZULLIN WA KHIZYAN FAWQA KHIZYIN ALLAAHUMMA DO’-A’HUM ELAL NAARE DA’-A’N WA ARKISHUM FEE ALEEME A’ZAABEKA RAKSAN WAH-SHURHUM WA ATBAA-A’HUM ELAA JAHANNAMA ZOMARAN.

O Allah! Curse the killers of the commander of the faithful and the killers of Hasan (a.s.) and Husain (a.s.) and the killers of the household of Your Prophet. O Allah! Curse the enemies of the progeny of Muhammad (a.s.) and their killers and increase their punishment and debasement and degradation and humiliation. O Allah! Drive them towards Hell fire and engulf them in the torture of Your punishment and gather them and their followers in groups proceeding towards Hell.[11]

Then go towards his head from behind, and offer two rak’at prayers. In one of these rak’at recite Surah Yasin (36), and in the second one Surah Rahmaan (55), and busy yourself in dua and in imploring Allah. Supplicate a lot for yourself, your parents and all your believing brothers and sisters. Stand near his head or wherever you wish, and pray near the grave.[12]

It has been reported in the book ‘Zakheerah al-Aakherah’:

If anyone is unable to recite Surah Yasin and Surah Rahmaan in Salaat of Ziyaarat, then any Surah can be recited. After that Tasbeeh of Hazrat Faatemah Zahra (s.a.) should be read and pray any supplication and recite in prostration:

بِسْمِ اللهِ وَ بِاللهِ وَ عَلٰی مِلَّۃِ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ اَلْحَمْدُ لِلهِ الَّذِيْ وَفَّقَنِيْ بِزِيَارَةِ مَوْلَايَ اَبِي الْحَسَنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوْسَي الرِّضَا. اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيْ صَلَّيْتُ وَ رَكَعْتُ وَسَجَدْتُ لَكَ خَاشِعًا خَاضِعًا فَاغْفِرْ لِیْ خَطِیْئَاتِیْ كُلَّہَا وَ تَجَاوَزْ عَنْ كُلِّ ذَنْبٍ اَذْنَبْتُہٗ بِحُرْمَۃِ وَلِیِّكَ الرَّضِیِّ عَلِیِّ بْنِ مُوْسَی الرِّضَا وَ تَقَبَّلْ مِنِّیْ زِیَارَتَہٗ بِحُرْمَۃِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِہٖ اَجْمَعِیْنَ.

bismil laahe wa billaahe wa a’laa millate rasoolil laahe al-hamdo lillaahil lazee waffaqanee be-zeyaarate mawlaaya abil hasane a’liyy ibne moosar rezaa. allaahumma innee sallayto wa raka’to wa sajadto laka khaashe-a’n khaaze-a’n fagh fir lee khatee-aatee kullahaa wa tajaawaz a’n kulle zanbin aznabtohu be-hurmate waliyyekar raziyye a’liyy ibne moosar rezaa wa taqabbal minnee zeyaaratahu be-hurmate mohammadin wa aalehi ajma-e’ena.

In the name of Allah and by Allah and upon the nation of the Apostle of Allah. Praise be for Allah, Who has given me conciliated me with the visitation of my master Abul Hasan Ali Ibn Moosa al-Reza. O Allah! I have offered a prayer, genuflected, and prostrated myself for You humbly and sincerely, then forgive me my faults all of them and excuse all of my sins which I have committed by the sacredness of Your vicegerent, the well-pleased Ali Ibn Moosa al-Reza and accept from me his visitation by the sacredness of Muhammad and all his progeny.[13]

The author reports: This ziyaarat is one of the famous ziyaarats of Imam Reza (a.s.) which has been written by some senior scholars in their books.[14]

(2) Another Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Say as you leave home for ziyaarat:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِلَيْكَ اَخْرُجُ وَ اِلَيْكَ اَتَوَجَّهُ وَ بِكَ آمَنْتُ وَ عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَ بِكَ اسْتَعَنْتُ وَ اِلٰى مَشَاهِدِ اَوْلِيَآئِكَ وَ اَصْفِيَآئِكَ قَصَدْتُ وَ اِلَيْكَ رَغِبْتُ فَصَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدِۨ الطَّاهِرِيْنَ وَ بَلِّغْنِيْ اَمَلِيْ وَ رَجَآئِيْ فِيْ زِيَارَتِيْ اِيَّاهُمْ وَ قَصْدِيْ اِلَيْهِمْ فِيْ خَيْرٍ وَ عَافِيَةٍ وَ سِتْرٍ وَ سَلَامَةٍ وَ اَمْنٍ وَ كِفَايَةٍ وَ رُدَّنِيْ مَقْبُوْلًا مَبْرُوْرًا مَاْجُوْرًا مَوْفُوْرًا سَعِيْدًا غَانِمًا وَ ارْزُقْنِي الْعَوْدَ اَللّٰهُمَّ مَا اَبْقَيْتَنِيْ فَلَا تَجْعَلْهُ اٰخِرَ الْعَهْدِ لِزِيَارَةِ مَشَاهِدِهِمْ وَ مَعَارِجِهِمْ اِنَّكَ اَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ.‏

allaahumma elayka akhrojo wa elayka atawajjaho wa beka aamanto wa a’layka tawakkalto wa bekas ta-a’nto wa elaa mashaa-hede awleyaaa-eka wa as-feyaaa-eka qasad-to wa elayka raghibto fa-salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadenit taahereena wa balligh-nee amalee wa rajaaa-ee feezeyaaratee iyyaahum wa qasdee elayhim fee khayrin wa a’afeyatin wa sitrin wa salaamatin wa amnin wa kefaayatin wa ruddanee maqboolan mabrooran maajooran mawfooran sa-e’edan ghaaneman war zuqnil a’wda allaahumma maa abqaytanee falaa taj-a’lho aakheral a’hde le-zeyaarate mashaaa-hedehim wa ma-a’arejehim innaka arhamur raahemeen.

O Allah! I leave towards You, and to You I turn my face, and I believe in You, and upon You I put my trust, and from You I pray for aid, and towards the shrines of Your vicegerents and Your choosen ones I have moved, and towards You I desire earnestly, then send blessings upon Muhammad and the pure progeny of Muhammad, and help me attain my hope, and make me attain my desire in my visitation to them, and my intention to them in goodness and welfare, and protection, and safety, and security, and adequacy, and return me with accepted (ziyaarat), approved, renumerated, abundant, happy, gaining, and bestow upon me the favor of returning to visit. O Allah! As long as You keep me alive then do not make this to be my last visit to their tombs and their aspirations, surely You are Most Merciful.

It is obligatory to take the ceremonial bath on reaching the city then in the way one should invoke Almighty Allah as much as possible saying سُبْحَانَ اللهِ‏ (Glory be to Allah), اَلْـحَمْدُ لِلهِ‏ (All praise to Allah), اَللهُ اَكْبَرُ (Allah is the Greatest) and لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہُ (There is no god but Allah). It is better to recite the following:

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلهِ وَ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَ اللهُ اَكْبَرُ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّۃَ اِلَّا بِاللہِ الْعَلِیِّ الْعَظِیْمِ وَ صَلَّي اللهُ عَلٰي مُحَمَّدِۨ النَّبِيِّ وَ عَلٰی اٰلِہِ الطَّیِّبِیْنَ الطَّاہِرِیْنَ وَ سَلَّمَ تَسْلِیْمًا.

subhaanal laahe wal hamdo lillaahe wa laa elaaha illal laaho wal laaho akbaro laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahil a’liyyil a’zeeme wa sallal laaho a’laa mohammadenin nabiyye wa a’laa aalehit tayyebeenat taahereena wa sallama tasleemaa.

All glory be to Allah, all praise be to Allah, there is no god save Allah, Allah is the Greatest, there is neither might nor power save with Allah, the All-High the All-Great, and blessing of Allah be upon Muhammad, the Prophet, and his pure and immaculate progeny and send upon them benedictions.[15]

On reaching near the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) recite the following ziyaarat:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْعَلَمُ الْهَادِيْ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْوَصِيُّ الزَّكِيُّ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْاِمَامُ الْبَرُّ التَّقِيُّ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْعَلَمُ الْمُطَهَّرُ مِنَ الذُّنُوْبِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وِعَآءَ حُكْمِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَيْبَةَ سِرِّ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْحَافِظُ لِوَحْيِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْمُسْتَوْفِيْ فِيْ طَاعَةِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْمُتَرْجِمُ لِكِتَابِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الدَّاعِيْ اِلٰى تَوْحِيْدِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْمُعَبِّرُ لِمُرَادِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْمُحَلِّلُ لِحَلَالِ اللهِ وَ الْمُحَرِّمُ لِحَرَامِ اللهِ وَ الدَّاعِيْ اِلٰى دِيْنِ اللهِ وَ الْمُعْلِنُ لِاَحْكَامِ اللهِ وَ الْفَاحِصُ عَنْ مَعْرِفَةِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَبَا الْحَسَنِ اَشْهَدُ يَا مَوْلَايَ اَنَّكَ حُجَّةُ اللهِ وَ اَمِيْنُهٗ وَ صَفْوَةُ اللهِ وَ حَبِيْبُهٗ وَ خِيَرَةُ اللهِ مِنْ خَلْقِهٖ وَ حُجَّتُهٗ عَلٰى عِبَادِهٖ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّهٗ مَنْ وَالَاكَ فَقَدْ وَالَى اللهَ وَ مَنْ عَادَاكَ فَقَدْ عَادَى اللهَ وَ مَنِ اسْتَمْسَكَ بِكَ وَ بِالْاَئِمَّةِ مِنْ آبَائِكَ وَ وُلْدِكَ فَقَدِ اسْتَمْسَكَ بِالْعُرْوَةِ الْوُثْقٰى‏ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكُمْ كَلِمَةُ التَّقْوٰى وَ اَعْلَامُ الْهُدٰى وَ نُوْرٌ لِسَائِرِ الْوَرٰی.

assalaamo a’layka ayyohal a’lamul haadee. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal wasiyyuz zakiyy. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal emaamul barrut taqiyy. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal a’lamul motahharo menaz zonoob. assalaamo a’alayka yaa we-a’aa-a hukmil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa a’ybata sirril laah. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal haafezo le-wahyil laah. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal mustawfee fee taa-a’til laah. assalaamo a’layka ayyoahal motarjemo le-ketaabil laah. assalaamo a’layka ayyohad daa-e’e elaa tawheedil laah. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal mo-a’bbero le-moraadil laah. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal mohallelo le-halaalil laah wal moharremo le-haraamil laah wad daa-e’e elaa deenil laah wal mo’leno le-ahkaamil laah wal faaheso a’n ma’refatil laah assalaamo a’layka yaa abal hasan ash-hado yaa mawlaaya annaka hujjatul laahe wa ameenohu wa safwatul laahe wa habeebohu wa kheyaratul laahe min khalqehi wa hujjatohu a’laa e’baadehi ash-hado annahu man waalaaka faqad waalal laah wa man a’adaaka faqad a’adal laah wa manis tamsaka beka wa bil-aimmate min aaabaa-eka wa wuldeka faqadis tamsaka bil-u’rwatil wusqaa wa ash-hado annakum kalematut taqwaa wa a-a’laamul hodaa wa noorun le-saa-eril waraa.

Peace be on you, O guiding epitome. Peace be on you, O pure successor (of the Prophet). Peace be on you, O dutiful and pious leader. Peace be on you, O purified from sins. Peace be on you, O containers of judgement of Allah. Peace be on you, O the store of secret of Allah. Peace be on you, O the protector of the revealation of Allah. Peace be on you, O the complete in the obedience of Allah. Peace be on you, O the interpretor of the Book of Allah. Peace be on you, O the caller to the Oneness of Allah. Peace be on you, O the conveyer of the intention of Allah. Peace be on you, O the analyser of the lawful of Allah and the prohibitor of the unlawful of Allah, and the caller towards the religion of Allah, and the proclaimer of the laws of Allah, and the examiner of the recognition of Allah. Peace be on you O Abal Hasan! I testify, O my master! That surely You are the vicegerent of Allah, and His trustee, and choisest of Allah, and His beloved, and elite of Allah from His creation, and His argument upon His servants. I testify that surely whoever declares loyalty to you has in fact declared loyalty to Allah, and whoever shows enmity towards you has in fact shown enmity towards Allah, and whoever adhered to you and to the imams from your forefathers, and your son then surely he has grasped to the firmest hand, and epitomes of guidance, and light for all the creatures.

Then after kissing the holy grave recite:

بِاَبِيْ اَنْتَ وَ اُمِّيْ اَيُّهَا الصِّدِّيْقُ الشَّهِيْدُ بِاَبِيْ اَنْتَ وَ اُمِّيْ يَا ابْنَ اَمِيْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ سَيِّدِ الْوَصِيِّيْنَ وَ اِمَامِ الْمُسْلِمِيْنَ وَ حُجَّةِ اللهِ عَلَى الْخَلْقِ اَجْمَعِيْنَ.

be-abee anta wa ummee ayyohas siddeeqush shaheedo be-abee anta wa ummee yabna ameeril moameneena wa sayyedul wasiyyeena wa emaamil muslemeena wa hujjatil laahe a’lal khalqe ajmae’ena.

I swear by my father and mother O truthful martyr, I swear by my father and mother O son of the Commander of the Faithful, the chief of the successors, the leader of the Muslims, and the proof of Allah upon all the creatures.

Then perform two unit of salaat near the grave and while bidding farewell recite the following:

يَا مَوْلَايَ يَا اَبَا الْحَسَنِ يَا مَوْلَايَ اَيُّهَا الرِّضَا اَتَيْتُكَ زَآئِرًا وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ خَيْرُ مَزُوْرٍ بَعْدَ آبَآئِكَ وَ اَفْضَلُ مَقْصُوْدٍ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّ مَنْ زَارَكَ فَقَدْ وَصَلَ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ وَ اَبْهَجَ فَاطِمَةَ سَيِّدَةَ نِسَآءِ الْعَالَمِيْنَ وَ نَالَ مِنَ اللهِ الْفَوْزَ الْعَظِيْمَ فَلَا جَعَلَهُ اللهُ اٰخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنْ زِيَارَتِكَ وَ اِتْيَانِ مَشْهَدِكَ وَ رَزَقَنِيَ الْعَوْدَ ثُمَّ الْعَوْدَ اِلَيْكَ آمِيْنَ رَبَّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ.

yaa mawlaaya yaa abal hasane yaa mawlaaya ayyohar rezaa ataytoka zaaa-eran wa ash-hado annaka khayro mazoorin ba’da aabaaa-eka wa afzalo maqsoodin wa ash-hado anna man zaaraka faqad wasala rasoolal laahe wa abhaja faatemata sayyedata nesaaa-il a’alameena wa naala menal laahil fawzal a’zeema falaa ja-a’lahul laaho aakheral a’hde min zeyaarateka wa ityaane mash-hadeka wa razaqaneyal a’wda summal a’wda elayka aameena rabbal a’alameena.

O my master! O Abul Hasan! O my master! O devoted one, I have come to visit you, and I testify that surely visiting you is good after your forefathers, and the most excellent besought one, and I testify that one who visits you has indeed respected the Messenger of Allah, and rejoiced Faatemah, the leader of the women of the worlds, and achieved the great victory from Allah, then may Allah not make this my last visit to you, and coming to your shrine, and grant me more and more chances to re-visit you, respond, O Lord of the worlds![16]

(3) Third Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.)

After taking ceremonial bath for ziyaarat, recite the following ziyaarat near the holy grave while standing:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ اللهِ وَ ابْنَ وَلِيِّهٖ، اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ وَ ابْنَ حُـجَّتِهٖ وَ اَبَا حُـجَجِهٖ، اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اِمَامَ الْهُدٰى وَ الْعُرْوَةَ الْوُثْقٰى وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهٗ. اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ مَضَيْتَ عَلٰى مَا مَضٰى عَلَيْهِ آبَاؤُكَ الطَّاهِرُوْنَ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَامُ، لَمْ تُؤْثِرْ عَمًى عَلٰى هُدًى، وَ لَمْ تَمِلْ مِنْ حَقٍّ اِلٰى بَاطِلٍ، وَ اَنَّكَ قَدْ نَصَحْتَ لِلهِ وَ لِرَسُولِهٖ، وَ اَدَّيْتَ الْاَمَانَةَ، فَـجَزَاكَ اللهُ عَنِ الْاِسْلَامِ وَ اَهْلِهٖ خَيْرَ الْـجَزَآءِ. اَتَيْتُكَ بِاَبِيْ وَ اُمِّيْ زَآئِرًا عَارِفًا بِـحَقِّكَ، مُوَالِيًا لِاَوْلِيَآئِكَ، مُعَادِيًا لِاَعْدَآئِكَ، فَاشْفَعْ لِيْ عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ جَلَّ وَ عَزَّ.

assalaamo a’layka yaa waliyyal laahe wabna waliyyehi, assalaamo a’layka yaa hujjatal laahe wabna hujjatehi wa abaa hojajehi, assalaamo a’layka yaa emaamal hodaa wal u’rwatal wusqaa wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. ash-hado annaka mazayta a’laa maa mazaa a’layhe aaabaa-okat taaheroona a’layhemus salaamo, lam toa-sir a’man a’lal hodaa, wa lam tamil min haqqin elaa baatelin, wa annaka qad nasah-ta lillaahe wa le-rasoolehi, wa addaytal amaanata, fa-jazaakal laaho a’nil islaame wa ahlehi khayral jazaaa. ataytoka be-abee wa ummee zaaa-eran a’arefan be-haqqeka, mowaaleyan le-awleyaaa-eka, mo-a’adeyan le-a’adaaa-eka, fash-fa’ lee i’nda rabbeka jalla wa a’zza.

Peace be on you, O Allah’s authority and son of His authority. Peace be on you, O Allah’s argument and father of His argument. Peace be on you, O leader of guidance and firmest handle. Allah’s mercy and blessings be on you. I bear witness that you passed away carrying the same principles on which your immaculate fathers had passed away. Allah’s blessings be on them. You never preferred blindness to guidance, and never slanted from right to wrong. And you acted for the sake of Allah and His Messenger sincerely and fulfilled the trust. May Allah reward you on behalf of Islam and its embracers with the most favorable reward. I have come to you – I swear by my father and mother – visiting you, recognizing your right, declaring loyalty to your loyalists, and showing enmity towards your enemies. So, intercede for me with your Lord, Majestic and Mighty.[17]

Then kiss the grave while touching it, put your cheek on it. Then say at the head:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلَايَ يَا ابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهٗ، اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ الْاِمَامُ الْهَادِيْ، وَ الْمُوَالِي الرَّاشِدُ، وَ الْوَلِيُّ الْمُجَاهِدُ، وَ اَبْرَاُ اِلَى اللهِ تَعَالٰى مِنْ اَعْدَآئِكَ، وَ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَى اللهِ بِمُوَالَاتِكَ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْكَ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهٗ.

assalaamo a’layka yaa mawlaaya yabna rasoolil laahe wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh, ash-hado annakal emaamul haadee, wal mowaalir raashedo, wal waliyyul mojaahedo wa abra-o elal laae ta-a’alaa min a-a’daaa-eka, wa ataqarrabo elal laahe be-mowaalaateka sallal laaho a’layka wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.

Peace be on you, O my master, O son of Allah’s Messenger. Allah’s mercy and blessings be on you. I bear witness that verily you are the guiding leader and the directing saint. I repudiate your enemies in the presence of Allah and seek nearness to Allah through declaring loyalty to you. May Allah bless you. Allah’s mercy and blessings be on you.

Then perform two unit of salaat and after that perform as many salaat and then revert to the position of holy feet and invoke whatever is your need. When you want to bid farewell, return and stand near the holy grave and recite the following:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلَايَ يَا اَبَا الْحَسَنِ، اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهٗ، اَسْتَوْدِعُكَ اللهَ وَ اَقْرَاُ عَلَيْكَ السَّلَامَ، اٰمَنَّا بِاللهِ وَ بِمَا جِئْتَ بِهٖ وَ دَلَلْتَ عَلَيْهِ، اَللّٰهُمَّ اكْتُبْنَا مَعَ الشَّاهِدِيْنَ.

assalaamo a’layka yaa mawlaaya yaa abal hasan, assalaamo a’layka yabna rasoolil laahe wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh, astawde-o’kal laaha wa aqra-o a’laykas salaam, aamannaa bil-laahe wa bemaa jea-ta behi wa dalalta a’layhe, allaahummak tubnaa ma-a’sh shaahedeen.

Peace be on you O Abal Hasan, Peace be on you O the son of Prophet of Allah, Allah’s mercy and blessings be on you. I entrust you to Allah and I salute you, I believe in Allah and in that which they (the prophets) brought from Him, in that unto which they guided. O Allah! Include me among the testifiers.

Then again go close to the holy grave kiss it and return after putting the cheek on it.[18]

(4) Ziyaarat-e-Jawaadiyyah or Fourth Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Late Allama Majlisi (r.a.) reports that he found a ziyaarat in some old treatises (which is from the earliest Ulema and written in 746 A.H.) which is reproduced as it is:

It was written in it that the ziyaarat of my master Imam Reza (a.s.) is a good in any period and at any time and the best time is the month of Rajab. This ziyaarat has been narrated by Imam Jawad (a.s.), son of Imam Reza (a.s.):

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِىِّ اللهِ وَ ابْنَ اَوْلِيَآئِهٖ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَفِيْرَ اللهِ وَ ابْنَ سُفَرَآئِهٖ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ وَ ابْنَ حُـجَجِهٖ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُوْرَ اللهِ فِىْ ظُلُمَاتِ الْاَرْضِ وَ ابْنَ اَنْوَارِهٖ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَمُوْدَ الدِّيْنِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ الْاَنْبِیَآءِ وَ الْمُرْسَلِیْنَ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ آدَمَ صَفْوَةِ اللهِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ نُوحٍ نَجِيِّ اللهِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ اِبْرَاهِيْمَ خَلِيْلِ اللهِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ اِبْرَاهِيْمَ خَلِيْلِ اللهِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ اِسْمَاعِيْلَ ذَبِيْحِ اللهِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُوْسٰى كَلِيْمِ اللهِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عِيْسٰى رُوْحِ اللهِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُحَمَّدٍ (حَبِيْبِ اللهِ وَ) رَسُوْلِ اللهِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ اَمِيْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ اَبِيْ طَالِبٍ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ وَلِيِّ اللهِ وَ وَصِيِّ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ فَاطِمَةَ الزَّهْرَآءِ سَيِّدَةِ نِسَآءِ الْعَالَمِيْنَ بِنْتِ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ الْحَسَنِ وَ الْحُسَيْنِ سَيِّدَيْ شَبَابِ اَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ (وَ سِبْطَيْ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ). اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ سَيِّدِ السَّاجِدِيْنَ وَ زَيْنِ الْعَابِدِيْنَ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ بَاقِرِ عِلْمِ الْاَوَّلِيْنَ وَ الْآخِرِيْنَ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الصَّادِقِ الْبَارِّ التَّقِيِّ الْاَمِيْنِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُوْسَى بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ الْعَالِمِ الْكَاظِمِ الْحَفِيِّ الْحَلِيْمِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الصِّدِّيْقُ الشَّهِيْدُ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْوَصِيُّ الرَّضِيُّ الْبَرُّ التَّقِيُّ الْوَفِيُّ. اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ قَدْ اَقَمْتَ الصَّلَاةَ وَ آتَيْتَ الزَّكَاةَ وَ اَمَرْتَ بِالْمَعْرُوْفِ وَ نَهَيْتَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَ عَبَدْتَ اللهَ مُخْلِصًا حَتّٰى اَتَاكَ الْيَقِيْنُ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اِمَامَ قَصِيْبٍ وَ اِمَامَ نَجِيْبٍ وَ اِمَامَ بَعِيْدٍ قَرِيْبٍ وَ اِمَامَ مَسْمُوْمٍ غَرِيْبٍ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْعَالِمُ النَّبِيْهُ وَ الْقَدْرُ الْوَجِيْهُ النَّازِحُ عَنْ تُرْبَةِ جَدِّهٖ وَ اَبِيْهِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى مَنْ اَمَرَ اَوْلَادَهٗ وَ عِيَالَهٗ بِالنِّيَاحَةِ عَلَيْهِ قَبْلَ وُصُوْلِ الْقَتْلِ اِلَيْهِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى دِيَارِكُمُ الْمُوْحِشَاتِ كَمَا اسْتَوْحَشَتْ مِنْكُمْ مِنٰى وَ عَرَفَاتٌ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى سَادَاتِ الْعَبِيْدِ وَ عُدَّةِ الْوَعِيْدِ وَ الْبِئْرِ الْمُعَطَّلَةِ وَ الْقَصْرِ الْمَشِيْدِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى غَوْثِ اللَّهْفَانِ وَ مَنْ صَارَتْ بِهٖ اَرْضُ خُرَاسَانَ خُرَاسَانَ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى قَلِيْلِ الزَّآئِرِيْنَ وَ قُرَّةِ عَيْنِ فَاطِمَةَ سَيِّدَةِ نِسَآءِ الْعَالَمِيْنَ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَى الْبَهْجَةِ الرَّضَوِيَّةِ وَ الْاَخْلَاقِ الرَّضِيَّةِ وَ الْغُصُوْنِ الْمُتَفَرِّعَةِ مِنَ الشَّجَرَةِ الْاَحْمَدِيَّةِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى مَنِ انْتَهٰى اِلَيْهِ رِئَاسَةُ الْمُلْكِ الْاَعْظَمِ وَ عِلْمُ كُلِّ شَيْ‏ءٍ لِتَمَامِ الْاَمْرِ الْمُحْكَمِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى مَنْ اَسْمَآؤُهُمْ وَسِيْلَةُ السَّائِلِيْنَ وَ هَيَاكِلُهُمْ اَمَانُ الْمَخْلُوْقِيْنَ وَ حُـجَجُهُمْ اِبْطَالُ شُبَهِ الْمُلْحِدِيْنَ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى مَنْ كُسِرَتْ لَهٗ وِسَادَةُ وَالِدِهٖ اَمِيْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ حَتّٰى خَصَمَ اَهْلَ الْكُتُبِ وَ ثَبَّتَ قَوَاعِدَ الدِّيْنِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى عَلَمِ الْاَعْلَامِ وَ مَنْ كُسِرَتْ قُلُوْبُ شِيْعَتِهٖ بِغُرْبَتِهٖ اِلٰى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَى السِّرَاجِ الْوَهَّاجِ وَ الْبَحْرِ الْعَجَّاجِ الَّذِيْ صَارَتْ تُرْبَتُهٗ مَهْبَطَ الْاَمْلَاكِ وَ الْمِعْرَاجِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى اُمَرَآءِ الْاِسْلَامِ وَ مُلُوْكِ الْاِيْمَانِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى بَاهِرِيْ النُّوْرِ وَ طَاهِرِي الْوِلَادَةِ وَ مَنْ اَطْلَعَهُمُ اللهُ عَلٰى عُلُوْمِ الْغَيْبِ وَ الشَّهَادَةِ وَ جَعَلَهُمْ بِاِفْضَالِهٖ مَنْبَعِ الْہُدٰی وَ مَعْدِنَ السَّعَادَۃِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى مَنِ ابْتَهَجَتْ بِهٖ مَعَالِمُ طُوْسٍ‏ حَيْثُ حَلَّ بِرَبْعِهَا.

assalaamo a’layka yaa waliyyal laahe wabna awleyaaa-eh. assalaamo a’layka yaa safeeral laahe wabna sofaraaa-eh. assalaamo a’layka yaa hujjatal laahe wabna hojajeh. assalaamo a’layka yaa nooral laahe fee zolomaatil arze wabna anwaareh. assalaamo a’layka yaa a’moodad deen. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresal anbeyaaa-e wal mursaleen. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa aadama safwatil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa noohin najiyyil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa ibraaheema khaleelil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa moosaa kaleemil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa e’esaa roohil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa mohammadin (habeebil laahe wa) rasoolil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa ameeril moameneena a’liyibne abee taalebin a’layhis salaamo waliyyil laahe wa wasiyye rasoolil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa faatemataz zahraaa-e sayyedate nesaaa-il a’alameena binte rasoolil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresal hasane wal husaine sayyeday shabaabe ahlil jannate (wa sibtay rasoolil laah). assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa a’liyy ibnil husaine sayyedas saajedeena wa zaynil a’abedeen. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa mohammad ibne a’liyyin baaqere i’lmil awwaleena wal aakhereen. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa ja’far ibne mohammadenis saadeqil baarrit taqiyyil ameen. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa moosabne ja’farenil a’alemil kaazemil hafiyyil haleem. assalaamo a’layka ayyohas siddeeqush shaheed. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal wasiyyur raziyyul barrut taqiyyul wafiyyo. ash-hado annaka qad aqamtas salaata wa aataytaz zakaata wa amarta bil-ma’roofe wa nahayta a’nil munkare wa a’badtal laaha mukhlesan hattaa ataakal yaqeen. assalamo a’layka yaa emaama qaseebin wa emaama najeebin wa emaama ba-e’edeen qareebin wa emaama masmoomin ghareeb. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal a’alemun nabeeho wal qadrul wajeehun naazeho a’n turbate jaddehi wa abeeh. assalaamo a’laa man amara awlaadahu wa e’yaalahu bin-neyaahate a’layhe qabla wosoolil qatle elayhe. assalaamo a’laa deyaarekomul mooheshaate kamas tawha-shat minkum menaa wa a’rafaat. assalaamo a’laa saadaadil a’beede wa u’ddatil wa-e’ede wal bearil mo-a’ttalate wal qasril masheed. assalaamo a’laa ghawsil lahfaane wa man saarat behi arzo khoraasaana khoraasaan. assalaamo a’laa qaleeliz zaaa-ereena wa qurrate a’yne faatemata sayyedate nesaaa-il a’alameen. assalaamo a’lal bahjatir razawiyyate wal akhlaaqir raziyyate wal ghosoonil motafarre-a’te menash shajaratil ahmadiyyah. assalaamo a’laa manin tahaa elayhe re-aasatul mulkil a-a’zame wa i’lmo kulle shay-in le-tamaamil amril mohkam. assalaamo a’laa man asmaaa-ohum waseelatus saa-eleena wa hayaakelohum amaanul makhlooqeena wa hojajohum ibtaalo sho-bahil mulhedeen. assalaamo a’laa man koserat lahu wesaadato waaledehi ameeril moameneena hattaa khasama ahlal kotobe wa sabbata qawaa-e’dad deen. assalaamo a’laa a’lamil a-a’laame wa man koserat qoloobo shee-a’tehi be-ghurbatehi elaa yawmil qeyaamah. assalaamo a’las seraajil wahhaaje wal bahril a’jjaajil lazee saarat turbatohu mahbatal amlaake wal me’raaj. assalaamo a’laa omaraaa-il islaame wa molookil eemaan. assalaamo a’laa baaherin noore wa taaheril welaadate wa man atla-a’homul laaho a’laa o’loomil ghaybe wash shahaadate wa ja-a’lahum be-ifzaalehi manba-i’l hodaa wa ma’denis sa-a’adah. assalaamo a’laa manib tahajat behi ma-a’alemo toosin hayso halla be-rab-e’haa.

Peace be on the friend of Allah and the son of His friends. Peace be on you, O ambassador of Allah and the son of His ambassadors. O proof of Allah and son of His proofs. Peace be on you, O light of Allah in the dark earth and the son of His lights. Peace be on you, O pillar of religion. Peace be on you, O heir of the Prophets and the Messengers. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Adam, the one chosen by Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Nuh, the confidant of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ibrahim, the friend of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ismaaeel, the one to be sacrificed for Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Moosa, the one who conversed with Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Eesaa, the spirit of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Muhammad, (the beloved of Allah and) the Prophet of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of the Commander of the Faithful, Ali Ibn Abi Taalib, peace of Allah be on him, the friend of Allah, and the successor to the Prophet of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Fatima al-Zahra, leader of the women of the Universe, daughter of the Prophet of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of al-Hasan and al-Husain, the two leaders of all the youths in Paradise (and two grandsons of the Prophet of Allah). Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ali ibn al-Husain, the leader of the prostrating ones and the adornment of the worshippers. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Muhammad ibn Ali, the one who splits knowledge of the first and last ones. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ja’far ibn Muhammad, the truthful, the virtuous one and trustworthy one. Peace be on you, O inheritor of Moosa ibn Ja’far the knowledgeable, the suppressor of rage, the kind, the one of forbearance. Peace be on you, O truthful martyr. Peace be on you, O successor who Allah is pleased with, pious, virtuous one. I bear witness that you undertook the prayer and gave the zakat, enjoined the good and prohibited evil and worshipped Allah in all sincerity until death came to you. Peace be on you, O the great Imam, and the eminent Imam, one who is near, distant, one who was poisoned and stranger. Peace be on you, O the exalted scholar having notable powers, one who is distant from the land of his grandfather and father. Peace be on the one who commanded his children and family to cry for him before he was killed. Peace be on your lonely homes, just as Mina and ‘Arafat have been separated from you. Peace be on the leader of slaves and the helper for the promised, on wells that are not used and on fortified palaces. Peace be on the sorrowful helper and the ones who travelled with him to Khorasan. Peace be on the one who has few visitors, and the delight of the eyes of Fatima, leader of the women of the Universe. Peace be on the peaceful, splendid branches from the tree of Ahmad. Peace be on the one to whom the leadership of the mighty kingdom reached, with the knowledge of everything to its ultimate, predestined end. Peace be on those whose names are a medium for those who seek, their houses are a security for the creatures. Their proofs nullify the uncertainty of those who deviate. Peace be on the one for whom the cushion of his father, the Commander of the Faithful, was laid out so that he could dispute with the people of the book and strengthen the pillars of religion. Peace be on the distinguished one amongst the eminent ones, for whom the hearts of his Shi’as are broken due to his loneliness until the day of Judgment. Peace be on the light of lights and the deep sea. His dust has descended on different kingdoms and heavens. Peace be on the leaders of Islam and the rulers of faith. Peace be on brilliant light, and the ones born in purity, and for whom Allah has made knowledge of the unseen available, and made them source of guidance and treasure of prosperity by His bestowal. Peace be on the one through whom the knowledge of Tus became adorned from the time you became its resting place.

يَا اَرْضَ طُوْسٍ سَقَاكِ اللهُ رَحْمَتَهٗ

 

مَاذَا ضَمِنْتِ مِنَ الْخَيْرَاتِ يَا طُوْسُ

yaa arza toosin saqaakil laaho rahmatahu

 

maa zaa zaminte menal khayraate yaa toos

O land of Tus, Allah has showered you with His mercy. O Tus, you have been entrusted with the pure one.

طَابَتْ بُقَاعُكِ فِيْ الدُّنْيَا وَ طَابَ بِهَا

 

شَخْصٌ ثَوٰى بِسَنَابَادَ مَرْمُوْسٌ‏

taabat boqaa-o’ke fid dunyaa wa taaba behaa

 

shaksun sawaa be-sanaabaada marmoosun

Your land has become pure in this world, for the one buried in a tomb in Sanabad

شَخْصٌ عَزِيْزٌ عَلَى الْاِسْلَامِ مَصْرَعُهٗ

 

فِيْ رَحْمَةِ اللهِ مَغْمُوْرٌ وَ مَغْمُوْسٌ‏

shaksun a’zeezun a’lal islaame masra-o’hu

 

fee rahmatil laahe maghmoorun wa maghmoosun

is a honorable person in Islam, the field that is immersed in the abundant mercy of Allah.

يَا قَبْرَهٗ اَنْتَ قَبْرٌ قَدْ تَضَمَّنَهٗ

 

حِلْمٌ وَ عِلْمٌ وَ تَطْهِيْرٌ وَ تَقْدِيْسٌ

yaa qabrahu anta qabrun qad tazammanahu

 

hilmun wa i’lmun wa tatheerun wa taqdeesun

O his grave, you are the grave that contains a person of forbearance, knowledge, purity and sanctity.

فَاَفْخَرَ بِاَنَّكَ مَغْبُوْطٌ بِجُثَّتِهٖ

 

وَ بِالْمَلَائِكَةِ الْاَطْهَارِ مَحْرُوْسٌ

fa-afkhara be-annaka maghbootun be-jussatehi

 

wa bil-malaaa-ekatil athaare mahroosun

It is a matter of pride for you to contain his body guarded by pure angels

فِي كُلِّ عَصْرٍ لَنَا مِنْكُمْ اِمَامُ هُدًى

 

فَرَبْعُهٗ آهِلٌ مِنْكُمْ وَ مَاْنُوْسُ

fee kulle a’srin lanaa minkum emaamo hodan

 

fa-rab-o’hu aahelun minkum wa maanooso

at all times you have our Imam of guidance whose resting-place is with you,

اَمْسَتْ نُجُوْمُ سَمَآءِ الدِّيْنِ اٰفِلَةً

 

وَ ظَلَّ اُسْدَ الشَّرٰى قَدْ ضَمَّهَا الْخِيْسُ

amsat nojoomo samaaa-id deene aafelatan

 

wa zallo usdash sharaa qad zammahal kheeso

one to whom the stars of the heavenly religion are intimate.

‏غَابَتْ ثَمَانِيَةٌ مِنْكُمْ وَ اَرْبَعَةٌ

 

تُرْجٰى مَطَالِعُهَا مَا حَنَّتِ الْعِيْسُ

ghaabat samaaneyatun minkum wa arba-a’tun

 

turjaa mataale-o’haa maa hannatil e’eso

They are twelve (Imams) from whom everyone hopes for good at all times.

حَتّٰى مَتٰى يَذْهَرَ الْحَقُّ الْمُنِيْرُ بِكُمْ

 

فَالْحَقُّ فِيْ غَيْرِكُمْ دَاجٍ وَ مَطْمُوْسٌ‏

hattaa mataa yazharal haqqul moneero bekum

 

fal-haqqo fee ghayrekum daajin wa matloosun.

When the clear truth will appear from you, the [claim of truth] from others will be darkened and erased.

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى مُفْتَخَرِ الْاَبْرَارِ وَ نَائِيْ الْمَزَارِ وَ شَرْطِ دُخُوْلِ الْجَنَّةِ وَ النَّارِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى مَنْ لَمْ يَقْطَعِ اللهُ عَنْهُمْ صَلٰواتِهٖ فِيْ آنَاءِ السَّاعَاتِ وَ بِهِمْ سَكَنَتِ السَّوَاكِنُ وَ تَحَرَّكَتِ الْمُتَحَرِّكَاتِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى مَنْ جَعَلَ اِمَامَتَهُمْ مُـمَيِّزَةً بَيْنَ الْفَرِيْقَيْنِ كَمَا تَعَبَّدَ بِوَلَايَتِهِمْ اَهْلُ الْـخَافِقَيْنِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى مَنْ اَحْيَ اللهُ بِهِمْ دَارِسَ حِكَمِ النَّبِيِّيْنَ وَ ابْتَعَثَهُمْ بِوَلَايَتِهِمْ لِتَمَامِ كَلِمَةِ اللهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى شُهُوْرِ الْحَوْلِ وَ عَدَدِ السَّاعَاتِ وَ عَدَدِ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ فِيْ رُقُوْمِ (الرُّقُوْمِ) الْمُسَطَّرَاتِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى اِقْبَالِ الدُّنْيَا وَ سُعُوْدِهَا وَ مَنْ سُئِلُوْا عَنْ كَلِمَةِ التَّوْحِيْدِ فَقَالُوْا نَحْنُ وَ اللهِ مِنْ شُرُوْطِهَا. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى مَنْ يُعَلَّلُ وُجُوْدُ كُلِّ مَخْلُوْقٍ بِوِلَائِهِمْ وَ مَنْ خَطَبَتْ لَهُمُ الْخُطَبَآءُ.

assalaamo a’laaa muftakharil abraare wa naa-il mazaare wa sharte dokhoolil jannate wan naar. assalaamo a’laa man lam yaqta-i’l laaho a’nhum salaatehi fee aaa-naa-is saa-a’ate wa behim sakanatis sawaakeno wa taharrakatil motaharrekaat. assalaamo a’laa man ja-a’la emaamatahum momayyezatan baynal fareeqayne kamaa ta-a’bbada be-welaayatehim ahlul khaafe-qeen. assalaamo a’laa man ahyal laaho behim daaresa hekamin nabiyyeena wab ta-a’sahum be-walaayatehim le-tamaame kalematil laahe rabbil a’alameen. assalaamo a’laa shohooril hawle wa a’dadis saa-a’ate wa a’dade laa elaaha illal laaho fee roqoome (ar-roqoome) al-mosattaraat. assalaamo a’laa iqbaalid dunyaa wa so-o’odehaa wa man so-eloo a’n kalematit tawheede faqaaloo nahno wal laahe min shorootehaa. assalaamo a’laa man yo-a’llalo wojoodo kulle makhlooqin be-welaa-ehim wa man khatabat lahomul khota-baaa.

Peace be on the pride of the pious one, and the place where people visit, and the condition for entering heaven and hell. Peace be on the one for whom Allah has not cut off His blessings day and night, and through whom the people live and move. Peace be on those whose Imamate Allah has made a distinguishing mark between two groups, the people of the east and the west become more devout by following them. Peace be on the one through whom Allah has enlivened the wisdom of the Prophets and, by sending him, people become more devout so as to perfect the word of Allah, Lord of the Worlds. Peace be on the months of the year and number of hours and the number of Laa elaaha illal laah in the written document. Peace be on the one [through whom] the world and it’s prosperity are to be approached and the one who, when asked about the words of unity, said: “By Allah, we are its conditions.” Peace be on the one whose friendship is the reason for the existence of every creature, the preachers address.

بِسَبْعَةِ اٰبَآءٍ هُمْ مَا ہُمْ؟

 

ہُمْ اَفْضَلُ مَنْ يَشْرَبُ صَوْبَ الْغَمَامِ

be-sab-a’te aabaaa-in hum maa hum?

 

hum afzalo man yashrabo sawbal ghamaame.

With the seven ancestors (of the Imam) who they are? They are the best of creation on whom the cloud rains.

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى مَنْ عَلَا مَجْدُهُمْ وَ ثَنَآؤُهُمْ وَ فَاقَ الْاَوَّلِيْنَ وَ الْآخِرِيْنَ اٰبَآؤُہُمْ وَ اَبْنَآئُہُمْ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى مَنِ افْتَخَرَ الْفَخْرُ بِفَخْرِهِمْ وَ عَلَا بِهِمْ بِوُجُوْبِ الصَّلَاةِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ طَهَارَةِ ثِيَابِهِمْ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى قَمَرِ الْاَقْمَارِ وَ فَخْرِ الْاَبْرَارِ الْمُتَكَلِّمِ مَعَ كُلِّ لُغَةٍ بِلِسَانِهِمُ الْقَائِلِ لِشِيْعَتِهٖ مَا كَانَ اللهُ لِيُوَلِّيَ اِمَامًا عَلٰى اُمَّةٍ حَتّٰى يُعَرِّفُهٗ بِلُغَاتِهِمْ وَ اَدْيَانِهِمْ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰى فُرْحَةِ الْقُلُوْبِ وَ فَرَجِ الْمَكْرُوْبِ وَ شَرِيْفِ الْاَشْرَافِ وَ مَفْخَرِ عَبْدِ مَنَافٍ يَا لَيْتَنِيْ كُنْتُ مِنَ الطَّآئِفِيْنَ بِعَرْصَةِ حَضْرَتِهٖ مُسْتَشْهِدًا لِبَهْجَةِ مُؤَانَسَتِهٖ.

assalaamo a’laa man a’laa majdohum wa sanaaa-ohum wa faaqal awwaleena wal aakhereena aabaaa-ohum wa abnaaa-ohum. assalaamo a’laa manif takharal fakhro be-fakhrehim wa a’laa behim be-wojoobis salaate a’layhim wa tahaarate seyaabehim. assalaamo a’laa qamaril aqmaare wa fakhril abraaril motakalleme ma-a’ kulle loghatin be-lesaanehemul qaa-ele le-shee-a’tehi maa kaanal laaho le-yowaalleya emaaman a’laa ummatin hattaa yo-a’rrefohu be-loghaatehim wa adyaanehim. assalaamo a’laa furhatil qoloobe wa farajil koroobe wa shareefil ashraafe wa mafkhare a’bde manaafin yaa laytanee kunto menat taaa-efeena be-a’rsate hazratehi mustashedan le-bahjate mo-aanasateh.

Peace be on the pride and glory of the pious one, and their fathers and sons are superior to the first and the last. Peace be on those whose praises and adulations have been elevated, whose pride and elevated status have been known by the fact that sending blessings on them is obligatory (in the prayer), and by their purity and nobility. Peace be on the moon of all moons, the pride of the righteous, the one who speaks to different people in their own languages, the one who said to his followers: “Allah would not impose an Imam on a community until He teaches him their language and ways.” Peace be on the happiness of the heart, one who removes sorrow and the noble of all noble ones and the pride of ‘Abd al-Manaf. If only I was around his court and in his presence, I would give my life due to the joy of his friendship.

اَطُوْفُ بِبَابِكُمْ فِيْ كُلِّ حِيْنٍ

 

كَاَنَّ بِبَابِكُمْ جُعِلَ الطَّوَافُ

atoofo be-baabekum fee kulle heenin

 

ka-anna be-baabekum jo-e’lat tawaafo.

I would go around your door at all times as if it is required to go around your door.

‏ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَى الْاِمَامِ الرَّؤُوْفِ الَّذِيْ هَيَّجَ اَحْزَانَ يَوْمِ الطُّفُوْفِ بِاللهِ اُقْسِمُ وَ بِآبَائِكَ الْاَطْهَارِ وَ بِاَبْنَآئِكَ الْمُنْتَجَبِيْنَ الْاَبْرَارِ لَوْ لَا بُعْدُ الشُّقَّةِ حَيْثُ شَطَّتْ بِكُمُ الدَّارُ لَقَضَيْتُ بَعْضَ وَاجِبِ حَقِّكُمْ بِتَكْرَارِ الْمَزَارِ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا حُمَاةَ الدِّيْنِ وَ اَوْلَادَ النَّبِيِّيْنَ وَ سَادَةَ الْمَخْلُوْقِيْنَ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهٗ.

assalaamo a’lal emaamir ra-ooofil lazee hayyaja ahzaana yawmit tofoofe billaahe uqsemo we be-aaa-baa-ekal athaare wa be-abnaaa-ekal muntajabeenal abraare law laa bo’dush shuqqate hayso shattat bekomud daaro laqazayto ba’za waajebe haqqekum be-takraaril mazaar. assalaamo a’laykum yaa homaatad deene wa awlaadan nabiyyeena wa saadatal makhlooqeena wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.

Peace be on the kind Imam who inspires sadness on the day of Aashooraa. I swear by Allah and by your pure fathers and the chosen ones amongst your pious children, had it not been for the excessive distance from home, I would have fulfilled some obligations by continuously visiting you. Peace be on you, O the protectors of religion, the children of the Prophets and the leaders of creation, may the mercy and blessings of Allah be on you.”

This ziyaarat has been narrated by our master Imam Hazrat Abu Ja’far al-Saani Mohammad Ibn Ali al-Jawad (a.s.).[19]

Mohaddis Qummi (r.a.) reports that Shaikh Mufeed (r.a.) writes:

It is recommendatory to recite the following supplication after performing the salaat of ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.). After narrating this supplication Mohaddis-e-Qummi (r.a.) narrates from Allamah Majlisi (r.a.) that he says: ‘If you recite the Ziyaarat-e-Jawaadiyyah in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.), than do not avoid this supplication.’

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْٓ اَسْئَلُکَ یَآ اَللهُ الدَّآئِمُ فِیْ مُلْکِہِ الْقَآئِمُ فِیْ عِزِّہِ الْمُطَاعُ فِیْ سُلْطَانِہِ الْمُتَفَرِّدُ فِیْ کِبْرِیَآئِہِ الْمُتَوَحِّدُ فِیْ دَیْمُوْمِیَّۃِ بَقَآئِہِ الْعَادِلُ فِیْ بَرِیَّتِہِ الْعَالِمُ فِیْ قَضِیَّتِہِ الْکَرِیْمُ فِیْ تَاْخِیْرِ عُقُوْبَتِہٖ. اِلٰہِیْ حَاجَاتِیْ مَصْرُوْفَۃٌ اِلَیْکَ وَ اٰمَالِیْ مَوْقُوْفَۃٌ لَدَیْکَ وَ کُلَّمَا وَفَّقْتَنِیْ بِـخَیْرٍ فَاَنْتَ دَلِیْلِیْ عَلَیْہِ وَ طَرِیْقِیْ اِلَیْہِ یَا قَدِیْرًا لَا تَؤُدُّہُ الْمَطَالِبُ یَا مَلِیًّا یَلْجَأُ اِلَیْہِ کُلُّ رَاغِبٍ مَازِلْتُ مَصْحُوْبًا مِنْکَ بِالنِّعَمِ جَارِعًا عَلٰی عَادَاتِ الْاِحْسَانِ وَ الْکَرَمِ. اَسْئَلُکَ بِالْقُدْرَۃِ النَّافِذَۃِ فِیْ جَمِیْعِ الْاَشْیَآءِ وَ قَضَآئِکَ الْمُبْرَمِ الَّذِیْ تَـحْجُبُہٗ بِاَیْسَرِ الدُّعَآءِ وَ بِالنَّظْرَۃِ الَّتِیْ نَظَرْتَ بِہَا اِلَی الْـجِبَالِ فَتَشَامَـخَتْ وَ اِلَی الْاَرَضِیْنَ فَتَسَطَّحَتْ وَ اِلَی السَّمٰوَاتِ فَارْتَفَعَتْ وَ اِلَی الْبِحَارِ فَتَفَجَّرَتْ. یَا مَنْ جَلَّ عَنْ اَدَوَاتِ لَـحَظَاتِ الْبَشَرِ وَ لَطُفَ عَنْ دَقَآئِقِ خَطَرَاتِ الْفِکَرِ لَا تُحْمَدُ یَا سَیِّدِیْ اِلَّا بِتَوْفِیْقٍ مِنْکَ یَقْتَضِیْ حَمْدًا وَ لَا تُشْکَرُ عَلٰی اَصْغَرِ مِنَّۃٍ اِلَّا اسْتَوْجَبْتَ بِہَا شُکْرًا فَمَتٰی تُحْصٰی نَعْمَآؤُکَ یَا اِلٰہِیْ وَ تُـجَازٰی اٰلآؤُکَ یَا مَوْلَایَ وَ تُکَافَيْ صَنَآئِعُکَ یَا سَیِّدِیْ وَ مِنْ نِعَمِکَ یَحْمَدُ الْـحَامِدُوْنَ وَ مِنْ شُکْرِکَ یَشْکُرُ الشَّاکِرُوْنَ وَ اَنْتَ الْمُعْتَمَدُ لِلذُّنُوْبِ فِیْ عَفْوِکَ وَ النَّاشِرُ عَلَی الْـخَاطِئِیْنَ جَنَاحَ سِتْرِکَ وَ اَنْتَ الْکَاشِفُ لِلضُّرِّ بِیَدِکَ. فَکَمْ مِنْ سَیِّئَۃٍ اَخْفَاہَا حِلْمُکَ حَتّٰی دَخِلَتْ وَ حَسَنَۃٍ ضَاعَفَہَا فَضْلُکَ حَتّٰی عَظُمَتْ عَلَیْہَا مُجَازَاتُکَ جَلَلْتَ اَنْ یُـخَافَ مِنْکَ اِلَّا الْعَدْلُ وَ اَنْ یُرْجٰی مِنْکَ اِلَّا الْاِحْسَانُ وَ الْفَضْلُ فَامْنُنْ عَلَیَّ بِمَا اَوْجَبَہٗ فَضْلُکَ وَ لَا تَـخْذُلْنِیْ بِـمَا یَـحْکُمُ بِہٖ عَدْلُکَ. سَیِّدِیْ لَوْ عَلِمَتِ الْاَرْضُ بِذُنُوْبِیْ لَسَاخَتْ بِیْ اَوِ الْـجِبَالُ لَہَدَّتْنِیْ اَوِ السَّمٰوَاتُ لَا اخْتَطَفَتْنِیْ اَوِ الْبِحَارُ لَاَغْرَقَتْنِیْ سَیِّدِیْ سَیِّدِیْ سَیِّدِیْ مَوْلَایَ مَوْلَایَ مَوْلَایَ قَدْ تَکَرَّ وَ وُقُوْفِیْ لِضِیَافَتِکَ فَلَا تَـحْرِمْنِیْ مَا وَعَدْتَ الْمُتَعَرِّضِیْنَ لِمَسْئَلَتِکَ. یَا مَعْرُوْفَ الْعَارِفِیْنَ یَا مَعْبُوْدَ الْعَابِدِیْنَ یَا مَشْکُوْرَ الشَّاکِرِیْنَ یَا جَلِیْسَ الذَّاکِرِیْنَ یَا مَحْمُوْدَ مَنْ حَمِدَہٗ یَا مَوْجُوْدَ مَنْ طَلَبَہٗ یَا مَوْصُوْفَ مَنْ وَحَّدَہٗ یَا مَحْبُوْبَ مَنْ اَحَبَّہٗ یَا غَوْثَ مَنْ اَرَادَہٗ یَا مَقْصُوْدَ مَنْ اَنَابَ اِلَیْہِ یَا مَنْ لَا یَعْلَمُ الْغَیْبَ اِلَّا ہُوَ یَا مَنْ لَا یَصْرِفُ السُّوْٓءَ اِلَّا ہُوَ یَا مَنْ لَا یُدَبِّرُ الْاَمْرَ اِلَّا ہُوَ یَا مَنْ لَا یَغْفِرُ الذَّنْبَ اِلَّا ہُوَ یَا مَنْ لَا یَـخْلُقُ الْخَلْقَ اِلَّا ہُوَ یَا مَنْ لَا یُنَزِّلُ الْغَیْثَ اِلَّا ہُوَ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اغْفِرْ لِیْ یَا خَیْرَ الْغَافِرِیْنَ. رَبِّ اِنِّیْٓ اَسْتَغْفِرُکَ اسْتِغْفَارَ حَیَآءٍ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُکَ اسْتِغْفَارَ رَجَآءٍ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُکَ اسْتِغْفَارَ اِنَابَۃٍ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُکَ اسْتِغْفَارَ رَغْبَۃٍ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُکَ اسْتِغْفَارَ رَہْبَۃٍ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُکَ اسْتِغْفَارَ طَاعَۃٍ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُکَ اسْتِغْفَارَ اِیْمَانٍ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُکَ اسْتِغْفَارَ اِقْرَارٍ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُکَ اسْتِغْفَارَ اِخْلَاصٍ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُکَ اسْتِغْفَارَ تَقْوٰی وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُکَ اسْتِغْفَارَ تَوَکُّلٍ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُکَ اسْتِغْفَارَ ذِلَّۃٍ وَ اَسْتَغْفِرُکَ اسْتِغْفَارَ عَامِلٍ لَکَ ہَارِبٍ مِنْکَ اِلَیْکَ فَصَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ تُبْ عَلَیَّ وَ عَلٰی وَالِدَیَّ بِمَا تُبْتَ وَ تَتُوْبُ عَلٰی جَمِیْعِ خَلْقِکَ یَآ اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِیْنَ. یَا مَنْ تُسَمّٰی بِالْغَفُوْرِ الرَّحِیْمِ یَا مَنْ تُسَمّٰی بِالْغَفُوْرِ الرَّحِیْمِ یَا مَنْ تُسَمّٰی بِالْغَفُوْرِ الرَّحِیْمِ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اقْبَلْ تَوْبَتِیْ وَ زَکِّ عَمَلِیْ وَ اشْکُرْ سَعْیِیْ وَ ارْحَمْ ضَرَاعَتِیْ وَ لَا تَـحْجُبْ صَوْتِیْ وَ لَا تُخَیِّبْ مَسْئَلَتِیْ یَا غَوْثَ الْمُسْتَغِیْثِیْنَ وَ اَبْلِغْ اَئِمَّتِیْ سَلَامِیْ وَ دُعَآئِیْ وَ شَفِّعْہُمْ فِیْ جَمِیْعِ مَا سَئَلْتُکَ وَ اَوْصِلْ ہَدِیَّتِیْ اِلَیْہِمْ کَمَا یَنْبَغِیْ لَہُمْ وَ زِدْہُمْ مِنْ ذٰلِکَ مَا یَنْبَغِیْ لَکَ بِاَضْعَافٍ لَا یُـحْصِیْہَا غَیْرُکَ وَ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّۃَ اِلَّا بِاللهِ الْعَلِیِّ الْعَظِیْمِ وَ صَلَّی اللهُ عَلٰٓی طَیِّبِ الْمُرْسَلِیْنَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِہِ الطَّاہِرِیْنَ.

ALLAAHUMMA INNEE AS-ALOKA YAA ALLAAHUD DAAA-EMO FEE MULKEHIL QAAA-EMo FEE I’ZZEHIL MOTAA-O’ FEE SULTAANEHIL MUFTARIDDO FEE KIBREYAAA-EHIL MOTAWAH-HEDO FEE DAYMOOMIYYATE BAQAAA-EHIL A’ADELO FEE BARIYYATEHIL A’ALEMO FEE QAZIYYATEHIL KAREEMO FEE TAAKHEERE O’QOOBATEHI. ELAAHI HAAJAaTEE MASROOFATUN ELAYKA WA AAMAALEE MAWQOOFATUN LADAYKA WA KULLAMAA WAFFAQ-TANEE be-KHAYRIN FA-ANTA DALEELEE A’LAYHE WA TAREEQEE ELAYHE YAA QADEERAN LAA TAuDDOHUL MATAALEBO YAA MALIYYAN YAL-JAO ELAYHE KULLO RAAGHEBIN mAAZILTO MASHOOBAN MINKA BIN-NE-A’ME JAARE-A’N A’LAA A’ADAAtIL EHSAANE WAL KARAME. AsalOKA BIL QUDRATIN NAAFEZATE FEE JAMEE-I’L ASH-YAAA-E WA QAZAA-EKAL MuBRAMIL LAZEE TAHJOBOHU BE-AySaRID DO-A’AA-E WA BIN-NAZRATIL LATEE NAZARTA BEHAA ELAL JEBAALE FA-TASHAAMAKHAT WA ELAL ARaZEENA FA-TASATTAHAT WA ELAS SAMAAWAATE FARTAFA-A’T WA ELAL BEHAARE FA-TAFAJJARAT. YAA MAN JALLA A’N a’DAWAATE LAHAZAATIL BASHARE WA LATOFA A’N DA-QAAA-EKE KHATARAATIL FEKARE LAA TOHMADO YAA SAYYEDEE ILLAA BE-TAWFEEQIN MINKA YAQTAZEE HAMDAN WA LAA TUSHKARO A’LAA ASGHARE MINNATIN ILLAS TAW-JABTA BEHAA SHUKRAN FA-MATAA TOHSAA NA’MAAA-OKA YAA ELAAHEE WA TOJAAZAA AALAAA-OKA YAA MAWLAAYA WA TOKAAFAY SANAAa-E-O’KA YAA SAYYEDEE WA MIN NE-A’MEKA YAHMADUL HAAMEDOONA WA MiN SHUKREKA YASHKORUSH SHAAKEROONA WA ANTAL MO’TAMADO LIZ-ZONOOBE FEE A’FWEKA WAN NAASHERO A’LAL KHAATE-EENA JANAAHA SiTREKA WA ANTAL KAASHEFO LIZ-ZURRE BE-YADEKA. FA-KAM MIN SAYYEATIN AKH-FAAHAA HILMOKA HATTAA DA-KHELAT WA HASANATIN ZAA-A’FAHAA FAZLOKA HATTAA A’ZOMAT A’LAYHAA MOJAA-ZAATOKA JALALTA AN YOKHAAFA MINKA ILLAL A’DLO WA AN YURJAA MINKA ILLAL EHSAANO WAL FAZLO FAMNUN A’LAYYA BEMAA AWJABAHU FAZLOKA WA LAA TAKHZULNEE BEMAA YAHKOMO BEHI A’DLOKA. SAYYEDEE LAW A’LeMATIL ARZO BE-ZONOOBEE LA-SAAKHAT bee AWIL JEBAALO LAHADDATNEE AWIS SAMAAWAATO lakhtatafatnee AWIL BEHAARO LA-AGHRA-QATNEE SAYYEDEE SAYYEDEE SAYYEDEE MAWLAAYA MAWLAAYA MAWLAAYA qad TAKARRA WA WO-QOOFEE LE-ZEYAAFATEKA FALAA TAHRIMNEE MAA WA A’DTAL MOTA-A’RREZEENA LE-MAS-ALATEKA. YAA MA’ROOFAL A’AREFEENA YAA MA’BOODAL A’ABEDEENA YAA MASHKOORASH SHAAKEREENA YAA JALEESAZ ZAAKEREENA YAA MAHMOODA MAN HAMEDAHU YAA MAWJOODA MAN TALABAHU YAA MAWSOOFA MAN WAH-HADAHU YAA MAHBOOBA MAN AHABBAHU YAA GHAWSA MAN ARAADAHU YAA MAQSOODA MAN ANAABA ELAYHE YAA MAN LAA YA’LAMUL GHAYBA ILLAA HOWA YAA MAN LAA YASREFUS SOOO-A ILLAA HOWA YAA MAN LAA YODABBERUL AMRA ILLAA HOWA YAA MAN LAA YAGHFERUZ ZANBA ILLAA HOWA YAA MAN LAA YAKHLOKUL KHALQA ILLAA HOWA YAA MAN LAA YONAZZELUL GHAYSA ILLAA HOWA SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIN WA AALE MOHAMMADIN WAGH FIR LEE YAA KHAYRAL GHAAFEREENA. RABBE INNEE ASTAGHFEROKAS TIGHFAARA HAYAA-IN WA ASTAGHFEROKAS TIGHFAARA RAJAA-IN WA ASTAGHFEROKAS TIGHFAARA ENAABATIN WA ASTAGHFEROKAS TIGHFAARA RAGH-BATIN WA ASTAGHFEROKAS TIGHFAARA RAHBATIN WA ASTAGHFEROKAS TIGHFAARA TAA-A’TIN WA astaghferokas TIGHFAARA EEMAANIN WA ASTAGHFEROKAS TIGHFAARA IQRAARIN WA ASTAGHFEROkAS TIGHFAARA IKHLAASIN WA ASTAGHFEROkAS TIGHFAARA TAQWAA WA ASTAGHFEROKAs tIGHFAARA TAWAKKOLIN WA ASTAGHFEROKAS TIGHFAARA ZILLATIN WA ASTAGHFEROKAS TIGHFAARA A’AMELIN LAKA HAAREBIN MINKA ELAYKA FA-SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIN WA AALE MOHAMMADIN WA TUB A’LAYYA WA WAALEDAYYA BEMAA TUBTA WA TATOOBO A’LAA JAMEE-E’ KHALQEKA YAA ARHAMAR RAAHEMEENA. YAA MAN tOSAMMAA BIL-GHAFOORIR RAHEEME YAA MAN tOSAMMAA BIL-GHAFOORIR RAHEEME YAA MAN tOSAMMAA BIL-GHAFOORIR RAHEEME SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADIN WA AALE MOHAMMADIN WAQ BAL TAWBATEE WA ZAKKE A’MALEE WASH KUR SA’YEE WAR HAM ZARAA-A’TEE WA LAA TAHJUB SAWTEE WA LAA TOKHAYYIB MAS-ALATEE YAA GHAWsal MUSTAGHEESEENA WA ABLIGH A-IMMATEE SALAAMEE WA DO-A’AA-EE WA SHAFFE’HUM FEE JAMEE-E’ MAA SA-ALTOKA WA AWSIL HADIYYATEE ELAYHIM KAMAA YANBAGHEE LAHUM WA ZIDHUM MIN ZAALEKA MAA YANBAGHEE LAKA BE-AZ-A’AFIN LAA YOHSEEHAA GHAYROKA WA LAA HAWLA WA LAA QUWWATA ILLAA BILLAAHIL A’LIYYIL A’ZEEME WA SALLAL LAAHO A’LAA tayyebil MURSALEENA MOHAMMADIN WA AALEHIT TAAHEREENA

O Allah! I beseech You, O Allah! The Eternal in His kingdom, the Established by His honour, the Obeyed in His authority, the Unique in His greatness, the One in the eternity of His existence, the Just with His creation. The Learned in His decrees, the Noble in the delaying of His punishment O my God! My needs are expended towards You and my hopes are fixed on You, then whenever You have helped me in the performance of a good action, then You are my proof upon it and my way towards it. O the Omnipotent Who does not get tired by the demands, O the Powerful in Whom every hopeful sects refuge, I am also accompanied by Your bounties always and Your favours and honour are continuously being poured on me. I beseech You, by Your power, which pervades all things and Your definite decree which can be warded off by the easiest of supplication and by the vision with which when You looked towards the mountains, they became tall in stature and towards the land they became expansive and towards skies, they became raised and towards the oceans, they started flowing. O the One Who is exalted above the vision of man and more subtle than the notion’s of the minds. You are not praised, O my Master except by the help from You which itself demands another praise and You are not thanked upon the smallest favour except that it You make obligatory another thanks (for getting the opportunity to offer thanks). Then when and how can Your bounties be enumerated and Your favours be requited, O my Master and Your creations be sufficed. O my Master! Through Your bounties, the praises land You and through Your gratitude, the thankful offer thanks and You are relied upon for the sins due to Your forgiveness and the spreading of Your wings of concealment over the sinners and You remove the difficulties by Your Hand thus there are so many evils which Your forbearance has covered so much that they have been totally nullified and so many good deeds which Your Grace has multiplied to the extend that Your recompense for them has been great. You are so exalted that anything is feared from You except justice or be hoped from You except Favours and Grace. Then favour me with what Your grace has made obligatory and do not degrade me by what Your justice demands. O my Master! Had the earth known about my sins, it would have swallowed me up and if the mountains knew about them, they would fall on me, if the skies knew of my sins, they would have seized me, if the oceans knew about them, they would have drowned me. O my Master, my Master, my Master! My Chief, my Chief, my Chief! So many times I have been under Your hospitality, then do not deny me what You have promised those who ask from You. O the One Whom the cognizant recognise, O the One Whom the worshippers adore, O the One Whom the grateful thank! O the Companion of the mentioners, O the praised One of those who extoll Him and O the present One of those who seek Him, O the described One of those who consider Him to be one! O the Beloved of those who love Him, O the Succour of those who desire Him, O the object of desire of those who turn to Him, O the One except Whom, none knows the unseen, O the One except Whom, none can repel evil, O the One except Whom none can regulate the affairs, O the One, except Whom, none can forgive sins. O the One, except Whom none can create the creation, O the One except whom none can send down rain, bless Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) and his progeny (a.s.) and forgive me, O the best of forgivers. O my Lord! I seek forgiveness from You, a forgiveness of shame And I seek forgiveness from You, a forgiveness of hope. And I seek forgiveness from You, a forgiveness of repentance. And I seek forgiveness from You, a forgiveness of yearning. And I seek forgiveness from You, a forgiveness of obedience. And I seek forgiveness from You, a forgiveness of faith. And I seek forgiveness from you, a forgiveness of attestation. And I seek forgiveness from You, a forgiveness of sincerity. And I seek forgiveness from You, a forgiveness of piety. And I seek forgiveness from You, a forgiveness of reliance. And I seek forgiveness from You, a forgiveness of humiliation. And I seek forgiveness from You, a forgiveness of one who works for You and has run away from You but has now turned towards You. Then bless Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) and the progeny of Muhammad (a.s.) and turn to me and on my parents with what You turn to Your entire creation, O the most merciful of all those who show mercy. O the One who is named Forgiving, Merciful, O the One who is named Forgiving, Merciful, O the One who is named Forgiving, Merciful, bless Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) and the progeny of Muhammad (a.s.) and accept my repentance and purify my actions and recompense my efforts and have mercy on my walting and do not cover my voice and do not fail me in my demands. O the helper of those who seek help and convey my salutations and my prayers to my leaders and make them intercede for me in all that I ask You and make my presents reach them just as they are worthy of and increase for them in it as behoves You with a multiplication which none can enumerate except You and there is no power and no strength except with Allah, the Elevated, the Great. And the blessings of Allah be on the most purified of all the Apostles, Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) and his infallible progeny (a.s.).[20]

(5) Fifth Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Late Kafami (r.a.), Allama Majlisi (r.a.) and others have recommended the following salawat and said:

It has been narrated by infallible Imams (a.s.) that when you enter into the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) say:

اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوسَى الرِّضَا الْمُرْتَضٰى اَلْاِمَامِ التَّقِيِّ النَّقِيِّ وَ حُـجَّتِكَ عَلٰى مَنْ فَوْقَ الْاَرْضِ وَ مَنْ تَـحْتَ الثَّرٰى اَلصِّدِّيْقِ الشَّهِيْدِ صَلَاةً كَثِيْرَةً تَامَّةً (نَامِيَةً) زَاكِيَةً مُتَوَاصِلَةً مُتَوَاتِرَةً مُتَرَادِفَةً كَاَفْضَلِ مَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلٰى اَحَدٍ مِّنْ اَوْلِيَآئِكَ.

allaahumma salle a’laa a’liyy ibne moosar rezal murtazaa al-imaamit taqiyyin naqiyye wa hujjateka a’laa man fawqal arze wa man tahtas saraa as-siddeeqish shaheed salaatan kaseeratan taammatan (naameyatan) zaakeyatan motawaaselatan motawaateratan motaraadefatan ka-afzale maa sallayta a’laa ahadim min awleyaaa-eka.

O Allah! Send blessings upon Ali the son of Moosa, the cordial, the well-pleased, the Imam, the pious, the bright, Your argument against whoever is above the earth and whoever is beneath the dust, and the ever-truthful and martyr with such blessings that are numerous, perfect, (developing), purified, continuous, uninterrupted and consecutive, and with the best form of blessings that You have ever bestowed upon any of Your intimate servants.[21]

(6) Sixth Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.)

The author of the book ‘Rauzah al-Azkaar’[22] reports: There is such a ziyaarat from the ziyaarats of Imam Reza (a.s.) which can be recited in the holy shrine at any day and at any time:

Take ceremonial bath when you intend to perform ziyaarat and take care of all the dicorums as mentioned earlier. When the dome is sighted say:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ يَا اَهْلَ بَيْتِ النُّبُوَّةِ وَ مَعْدِنَ الرِّسَالَةِ وَ خُزَّانَ الْعِلْمِ وَ مُنْتَهَي الْحِلْمِ وَ اُصُوْلَ الْكَرَمِ وَ قَآئِدَ الْاُمَمِ وَ سُلْطَانَ الْعِبَادِ وَ دَعَآئِمَ الْاَخْيَارِ وَ عَنَاصِرَ الْاَبْرَارِ وَ مَنَاصَّةَ الْعِبَادِ وَ اَرْكَانَ الْبِلَادِ وَ اَبْوَابَ الْاِيْمَانِ وَ اُمَنَآءَ الرَّحْمٰنِ وَ سُلَالَۃَ النَّبِیِّیْنَ وَ صَفْوَۃَ الْمُرْسَلِیْنَ وَ عِتْرَۃَ خِیَرَۃِ رَسُوْلِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِیْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكُمْ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ وَ بَرَكَاتُہٗ.

assalaamo a’laykum yaa ahla baytin nobuwwate wa ma’denar resaalate wa khuzzaanal i’lme wa muntahal hilme wa osoolal karame wa qaaa-edal omame wa sultaanal e’baade wa da-a’aa-emal akhyaare wa a’naaseral abraare wa manaassatal e’baade wa arkaanal belaade wa abwaabal eemaane wa omanaaa-ar rahmaane wa solaalatan nabiyyeena wa safwatal mursaleena wa i’trata kheyarate rasoole rabbil a’alameena assalaamo a’laykum wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.

Peace be on you, O Household of Prophethood, the treasures of the Divine mission, treasurers of knowledge, ultimate degree of forbearance, origins of generosity, leaders of nations, rulers of the servants, pillars of the upright, foundations of the dutiful, scaffold for the servants, props of the lands, doors of true faith, trustees of the All-Beneficent, descendants of the Prophets, choice of the Messengers, and offspring of the select Messenger of the Lord of the Worlds. Peace be on you and may the blessings and mercy of Allah be on you.

When you enter the holy shrine recite the permission for entry:

يَا مَوْلَايَ وَ ابْنَ مَوْلَايَ اَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَ ابْنُ عَبْدِكَ الذَّلِيْلُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ الْمُعْتَرِفُ بِحَقِّكَ جَآئَكَ مُسْتَجِيْرًا بِذِمَّتِكَ قَاصِدًا لِحَرَمِكَ مُتَوَجِّهًا لِمَقَامِكَ مُتَوَسِّلًا اِلَي اللهِ بِكَ ءَاَدْخُلُ يَا اللهُ ءَاَدْخُلُ يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ ءَاَدْخُلُ يَا اَمِيْرَ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ ءَاَدْخُلُ يَا فَاطِمَةُ الزَّهْرَآءُ ءَاَدْخُلُ يَا حَسَنُ الْمُجْتَبٰی ءَاَدْخُلُ یَا حُسَیْنُ الشَّہِیْدُ ءَاَدْخُلُ یَا زَیْنَ الْعَابِدِیْنَ ءَاَدْخُلُ یَا مُحَمَّدُ ۨ الْبَاقِرُ ءَاَدْخُلُ یَا جَعْفَرُ ۨ الصَّادِقُ ءَاَدْخُلُ یَا مُوْسَی الْكَاظِمُ ءَاَدْخُلُ یَا حُجَّۃَ اللہِ ءَاَدْخُلُ اَیَّتُہَا الْمَلَآئِكَۃُ الْمُحْدِقُوْنَ فِیْ ہٰذَا الْمَشْہَدِ عَلَیْكَ سَلَامُ اللہِ یَا مَوْلَایَ وَ ابْنَ مَوْلَایَ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ وَ بَرَكَاتُہٗ.

yaa mawlaaya wabna mawlaaya anaa a’bdoka wabno a’bdekaz zaleelo bayna yadaykal mo’tarefo be-haqqeka jaaa-aka mustajeeran be-zimmateka qaasedan le-harameka motawajjehan le-maqaameka motawasselan elal laahe beka a-adkholo yaa allaaho a-adkholo yaa rasoolal laah a-adkholo yaa ameeral moameneena a-adkholo yaa faatematuz zahraaa a-adkholo yaa hasanul mujtabaa a-adkholo yaa husainush shaheedo a-adkholo yaa zainal a’abedeen a-adkholo yaa mohammadonil baaqer a-adkholo yaa ja’faronis saadeq a-adkholo yaa moosal kaazemo a-adkholo yaa hujjatal laah a-adkholo ayyatohal malaaa-ekatul mohdeqoona fee haazal mash-had a’layka salaamul laahe yaa mawlaaya wabna mawlaaya wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.

O my master and son of my master! I am a slave and a son of your slaves, debased in front of you, acknowledging your rights. I have come to you seeking protection through your custody. I have come to your sanctuary due to your status, asking you to intercede with Allah. May I enter, O Allah? May I enter, O Prophet of Allah? May I enter, O Commander of the Faithful? May I enter, O Faatemah al-Zahra? May I enter, O Hasan, the chosen one? May I enter, O Husain, the martyr? May I enter, O Zain al-Aabedeen? May I enter, O Muhammad, the splitter of knowledge? May I enter, O Ja’far, the truthful? May I enter, O Moosa, the suppressor of rage? May I enter, O proof of Allah? May I enter, O angels surrounding this place in this holy sanctuary? Upon you is the salutation of Allah, O my master and son of my master and blessings and mercy of Allah be on you.

While entering in put your right foot first and recite:

بِسْمِ اللهِ وَ بِاللهِ عَلٰى مِلَّةِ رَسُولِ اللهِ صَلَّي اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِهٖ اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهٗ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهٗ وَ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهٗ وَ رَسُولُهٗ وَ اَنَّ عَلِیًّا وَلِیُّ اللہِ.

bismil laahe wa billaahe a’laa millate rasoolil laahe sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi ash-hado an laa elaaha illal laaho wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa ash-hado anna mohammadan a’bdohu wa rasoolohu wa anna a’liyyan waliyyul laah.

In the name of Allah, and by Allah, on the path of Messenger of Allah, peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny, I bear witness that there is no god but Allah. He is alone, there is no partner to Him. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Prophet, and that Ali is the friend of Allah.

Then make intention for reciting the ziyaarat while standing in front of the holy grave of Imam (a.s.) and say:

I perform the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) on my behalf, on behalf of my parents, forefathers, relatives and all the faithful believing men and women:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ اللهِ وَ ابْنَ وَلِيِّهٖ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُـجَّةَ اللهِ وَ ابْنَ حُـجَّتِهٖ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُوْرَ اللهِ فِيْ ظُلُمَاتِ الْاَرْضِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عِمَادَ الدِّيْنِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ اٰدَمَ صَفِیِّ اللہِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ نُوْحٍ نَجِیِّ اللہِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ اِبْرَاہِیْمَ خَلِیْلِ اللہِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ اِسْمَاعِیْلَ ذَبِیْحِ اللہِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُوْسٰی كَلِیْمِ اللہِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عِیْسٰی رُوْحِ اللہِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُحَمَّدٍ حَبِیْبِ اللہِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ اَمِیْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ وَلِیِّ اللہِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ سَیِّدَۃِ نِسَآءِ الْعَالَمِیْنَ فَاطِمَۃَ الزَّہْرَآءِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ الْحَسَنِ وَ الْحُسَیْنِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ زَیْنِ الْعَابِدِیْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِیٍّ بَاقِرِ عِلْمِ الْاَوَّلِيْنَ وَ الاٰخِرِیْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ ۨ الصَّادِقِ الْبَآرِّ الْاَمِیْنِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُوْسَی بْنِ جَعْفَرِ ۨ الْكَاظِمِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَیُّہَا الصِّدِّیْقُ الشَّہِیْدُ الْغَرِیْبُ الْمَسْمُوْمُ الْمَقْتُوْلُ اُشْہِدُ بِاللہِ اَنَّكَ اَقَمْتَ الصَّلَاۃَ وَ اٰتَیْتَ الزَّكَاۃَ وَ اَمَرْتَ بِالْمَعْرُوْفِ وَ نَہَیْتَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَ عَبَدْتَ اللہَ مُخْلِصًاحَتّٰی اَتَاكَ الْیَقِیْنُ قَتَلَ اللہُ مَنْ قَتَلَكَ بِالْاَیْدِیْ وَ الْاَلْسُنِ. عَلَيْكَ سَلَامُ اللهِ يَا مَوْلَايَ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهٗ.

assalaamo a’layka yaa waliyyal laahe wabna waliyyehi assalaamo a’layka yaa hujjatal laahe wabna hujjatehi assalaamo a’layka yaa nooral laahe fee zolomaatil arze assalaamo a’layka yaa e’maadad deene assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa aadama safiyyil laahe assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa noohin najiyyil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa ibraaheema khaleelil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa ismaae’ela zabeehil laah assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa moosaa kaleemil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa e’esaa roohil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa mohammadin habeebil laahe. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa ameeril moameneena waliyyil laahe. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa sayyedate nesaaa-il a’alameena faatemataz zahraaa-e. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresal hasane wal husaine. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa a’liyy ibnil husaine zaynil a’abedeen. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa mohammad ibne a’liyyin baaqere i’lmil awwaleena wal aakhereen. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa ja’far ibne mohammadenis saadeqil baarriL ameen. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa moosabne ja’farenil kaazeme. assalaamo a’layka ayyohas siddeeqush shaheedul ghareebul masmoomul maqtoolo. ash-hado annaka qad aqamtas salaata wa aataytaz zakaata wa amarta bil-ma’roofe wa nahayta a’nil munkare wa a’badtal laaha mukhlesan hattaa ataakal yaqeeno. qatalal laaho man qatalaka bil-aydee wal alson. a’layka salaamul laahe yaa mawlaaya wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.

Peace be on you, O friend of Allah and the son of friend of Allah! Peace be on you, O the proof of Allah and the son of the proof of Allah! Peace be on you, O light of Allah in the darkness of the earth! Peace be on you, O pillar of religion! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Adam, the one chosen by Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Nuh, the confidant of Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ibrahim, the friend of Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ismaeel, the one to be sacrificed for Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Moosa, the one who spoke to Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Eesaa, the spirit of Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Muhammad, the beloved of Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of the Commander of the Faithful! Peace be on you, O inheritor of the mistress of the women of the worlds Faatemah al-Zahra! Peace be on you, O inheritor of al-Hasan and al-Husain! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ali Ibn al-Husain, the ornament of the worshipers! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Muhammad Ibn Ali, the splitter of knowledge of the first and last ones! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ja’far Ibn Muhammad, the truthful one, the virtuous one and the trustworthy one! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Moosa Ibn Ja’far the suppressor of rage! Peace be on you, O truthful martyr, the stranger, the one who has been given poison, the martyr! I bear witness that you undertook the prayers, gave the zakat, enjoined what is good, prohibited evil and worshipped Allah in all sincerity until death overtook you. May Allah kill who killed you with deeds and words. Peace of Allah be upon you O my master and the blessings of Allah and His mercy be on you.

Then kiss the holy grave, keep the right cheek on the grave and say:

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِلَیْکَ صَمَدْتُ مِنْ اَرْضِیْ وَ قَطَعْتُ الْبِلَادَ رَجَآءَ رَحْمَتِکَ فَلَا تُخَیِّبْنِیْ وَ لَا تَرُدَّنِیْ بِغَیْرِ قَضَآءِ حَوَآئِجِيْ وَارْحَمْ تَقَلُّبِیْ عَلٰی قَبْرِ بْنِ اَخِیْ رَسُوْلِکَ صَلَوَاتُکَ عَلَیْہِ وَ اٰلِہٖ. بِاَبِیْ اَنْتَ وَ اُمِّیْ اَتَیْتُکَ زَائِرًا وَافِدًا عَآئِذًا مِمَّا جَنَیْتُ عَلٰی نَفْسِیْ وَاحْتَطَبْتُ عَلٰی ظَہْرِیْ فَکُنْ لِیْ شَافِعًا اِلَی اللهِ تَعَالٰی یَوْمَ فَقْرِیْ وَ فَاقَتِیْ فَاِنَّ لَکَ عِنْدَ اللهِ مَقَامًا مَحْمُوْدًا وَ جَاهًا وَجِيْهًا فِيْ الدُّنْيَا وَ الْاٰخِرَةِ وَ صَلَّي اللهُ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِہٖ اَجْمَعِیْنَ.

allaahumma elayka samadto min ARZEE WA QATAA’-TUL BELAADA RAJAAA-A RAHMATEKA FALAA TOKHAYYIBNEE WA LAA TARUDDANEE BEGHAYRE qazaaa-e hawaaa-ejeE WAR HAM TAQALLOBEE A’LAA QABR IBNe AKHEE RASOOLEKA SALAWAATOKA A’LAYHE WA AALEHI. BE-ABEE ANTA WA UMMEE ATAYTOKA ZAA-ERAN WAAFEDAN A’A-EZAN MIMMAA JANAYTo A’LAA NAFSEE WAH-TATABTO A’LAA ZAHREE FAKUN LEE SHAAFI-A’N eLAL LAAHE ta-a’alaa YAWMA FAQREE WA FAAQATEE fa-inna LAKA I’NDAL LAAHE MAQAAMaN MAHMOODaN wa jaahan wajeehan fid dunyaa wal aakherate wa sallal laaho a’laa mohammadin wa aalehi ajma-e’ena.

O Allah! I have turned to You, I have traveled from far hoping for Your mercy. So do not disappoint me and do not let me return without fulfilling my needs. Have mercy on me as I cling to the grave of the son of the brother of Your Prophet, Your blessings be upon him and his progeny. May my parents be sacrificed for you. I have come to visit you presenting what I have done against myself and have burdened my back, so intercede for me in front of Allah, the High, on the day of poverty and need, then surely for you have an eminent status in front of Allah, and standing in your view in this world and the hereafter, and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and his whole family.

Then keep your left cheek on the holy grave and say:

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَيْكَ بِحُبِّہِمْ وَ اَتَوَسَّلُ اِلَيْكَ بِوِلَایَتِہِمْ وَ اَتَوَلّٰی اٰخِرَہُمْ بِمَا تَوَلَّیْتُ بِہٖ اَوَّلَہُمْ وَ اَبْرَءُ مِنْ کُلِّ وَلِیْجَۃٍ دُوْنَہُمْ. اَللّٰہُمَّ الْعَنِ الَّذِیْنَ بَدَّلُوْا نِعْمَتَکَ وَاتَّہَمُوْا نَبِیَّکَ وَ جَحَدُوْا بِاٰیَاتِکَ وَ سَخِرُوْا بِاِمَامِکَ وَ حَمَلُوْا النَّاسَ عَلٰی اَکْتَافِ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ. اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَیْکَ بِاللَّعْنَۃِ عَلَیْہِمْ وَالْبَرَآئَۃِ مِنْہُمْ فِی الدُّنْیَا وَالْاٰخِرَۃِ یَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ.

ALLAAHUMMA INNEE ATAQARRABO ELAYKA BEHUBBEHIM WA atawassalo elayka BEWELAAYATEHIM wa ATAWALLAA AAKHERAHUM BEMAA TAWALLAYTO BEHI AWWALAHUM WA ABRA-O MIN KULLE WALEEJATIN DOONAHUM. ALLAAHUMMAL A’NIL LAZEENA BADDALOO NEA’-MATAKA WAT TAHAMOO NABIYYaKA WA JAHADOO BE-AAYAATEKA WA SAKHEROO BE-eMAAMEKA WA HAMALUN NAASA A’LAA AKTAAFE AALE MOHAMMADIN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE ATAQARRABO ELAYKA BIL LA’-NATe A’LAYHIM WAL BARAAA-ATE MINHUM FID DUNYAA WAL AAKHERAH YAA arhamar raahemeen.

O Allah! I seek nearness to You through their love and I beg You in the name of their leadership. I follow the last of them just as I followed the first of them and I dissociate myself from every pretender to them and anyone who challenges them. O Allah! Curse those who altered Your blessings and distressed Your Prophet, denied Your signs and urged people to oppress the family of Muhammad. O Allah! I seek closeness to You by cursing them and by dissociating myself from them in this world and the next, O Most Merciful of all.

Then come on the position of feet and say:

صَلَّی اللهُ عَلَیْکَ یَابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّی اللهُ عَلَیْکَ یَا اَبَا الْحَسَنِ صَلَّی اللهُ عَلٰی رُوْحِکَ الطَّيِّبِ وَ بَدَنِکَ الزَّكِيِّ صَبَرْتَ وَ احْتَسَبْتَ وَ اَنْتَ الصَّادِقُ الْمُصَدِّقُ قَتَلَ اللهُ مَنْ قَتَلَکَ وَ لَعَنَ اللهُ مَنْ ظَلَمَكَ بِالْاَیْدِیْ وَالْاَلْسُنِ. عَلَيْكَ سَلَامُ اللهِ يَا مَوْلَايَ وَ ابْنَ مَوْلَايَ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهٗ. اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ الْاِمَامُ الْهُدٰی وَ الْوَلِیُّ الْمُرْشِدُ اَبْرَاُ اِلَی اللہِ مِنْ اَعْدَآئِكَ وَ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَی اللہِ بِمُوَالَاتِكَ صَلَّی اللہُ عَلَیْكَ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ وَ بَرَكَاتُہٗ.

sallal laaho a’layka yabna rasoolil laah SALLAL LAAHO A’LAYKA YAA ABAL HASANE SALLAL LAAAHO A’LAA ROOHEKAt tayyebe WA BADANEKAz zakiyye SABARTA WAh tasabta wa antas SAADEQUL MOSADDEQO QATALAL LAAHO MAN QATALALAKA la-a’nal laaho man zalamaka BIL AYDEE WAL ALSONE. a’layka salaamul laahe yaa mawlaaya wabna mawlaaya wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. ash-hado annakal emaamul hodaa wal waliyyul murshedo abra-o elal laahe min a-a’daaa-eka wa ataqarrabo elal laahe be-mowaalaateka sallal laaho a’layka wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.

May Allah shower you with His blessings, O son of Messenger of Allah, may Allah shower you with His blessings, O Abul Hasan, may Allah bless your pure soul and chaste body. You had patience and support and you are the most truthful and trustworthy. May Allah fight those who fight, and may Allah curse those who wronged with their hands and tongues. Upon you peace of Allah, O my master and the son of my master and mercy of Allah and His blessings. I bear witness that you are the Imam who guides, the guardian who shows the path, I turn to Allah by dissociating from your enemies and I seek closeness to Allah by befriending you. May Allah send His blessings on you, and the mercy and blessings of Allah be on you.

Then go behind the head side and facing Karbala recite this ziyaarat:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِ وَ عَلَى الْاَرْوَاحِ الَّتِىْ حَلَّتْ بِفِنَآئِكَ وَ اَنَاخَتْ بِرَحْلِكَ عَلَيْكَ مِنّىْ سَلَامُ اللهِ اَبَدًا مَا بَقِيْتُ وَ بَقِيَ اللَّيْلُ وَ النَّهَارُ وَ لَا جَعَلَهُ اللهُ اٰخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنْ زِيَارَتِكُمْ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَى الْحَسَنِ وَ الْحُسَيْنِ وَ عَلٰى عَلِىِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ وَ عَلٰى اَوْلادِ الْحُسَيْنِ وَ عَلٰى اَصْحَابِ الْحُسَيْنِ وَ لَعْنَةُ اللهِ عَلٰی قَاتِلِ الْحُسَیْنِ. اَللّٰهُمَّ الْعَنْ اَوّلَ ظَالِمٍ ظَلَمَ حَقَّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰخِرَ تٰابِعٍ لَهٗ عَلٰى ذٰلِكَ. اَللّٰهُمَّ الْعَنِ الْعِصَابَةَ الَّتِىْ جَاهَدَتِ الْحُسَيْنَ وَ شَايَعَتْ وَ بايَعَتْ وَ تَابَعَتْ عَلٰى قَتْلِهٖ. اَللّٰهُمَّ الْعَنْهُمْ جَمِيْعًا.

ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA YAA ABAA A’BDIL LAAHE WA A’LAL ARWAAHIL LATEE HALLAT BEFENAA-EKA wa anaakhat be-rahleka A’LAYKA MINNE SALAAMUL LAAHE ABADAM MAA BAQEETO WA BAQEYAL LAYLO WAN NAHAARO WA LAA JA-A’LAHUL LAAHO AAKHERAL A’HDE MIN ZEYAARATEKUM ASSALAAMO A’LAL hasane wal HUSAiNE WA A’LAA A’LIYY IBNIL HUSAiNE WA A’LAA AWLAADIL HUSAiNE WA A’LAA ASHAABIL HUSAiNE wa la’natul laahe a’laa qaatelil husaine. ALLAAHUMMAL A’N AWWALA ZAALEMIN ZALAMA HAQQA MOHAMMADIN WA AALE MOHAMMADIN WA AAKHERA TAABE-I’N LAHU A’LAA ZAALEKA ALLAAHUMMAL A’NIL E’SAABATAL LATEE JAAHADATIL HUSAiNA WA SHAAYA-A’T WA BAA-YA-A’T WA TAA-BA-A’T A’LAA QATLEHi. ALLAHUMMAL A’NHUM JAMEE-A’N.

Peace be on you, O Abu Abdillah and upon the souls that gathered in your courtyard and stayed with you. Peace of Allah be upon you from me forever as long as I am existent and as long as there are day and night. May Allah not cause this (visit) to be the last visit to you. Peace be on al-Hasan and al-Husain, and on Ali Ibn al-Husain, on the sons of al-Husain, and on the companions of al-Husain, and curse of Allah be on the killers of Husain. O Allah! Pour curses upon the foremost persecutor who usurped the right of Muhammad and Muhammad’s household and the last follower who acceded to his deed. O Allah! Pour curses upon the gang that struggled against al-Husain and who supported each other against him, paid homage to his enemies, and participated in slaying him. O Allah! Pour curses upon all of them.[23]

Then come to head side of the holy grave and say:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلَايَ وَ ابْنَ مَوْلَايَ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهٗ اَشْہَدُ اَنَّكَ تَشْہَدُ مَقَامِیْ وَ تَسْمَعُ كَلَامِیْ وَ اَنْتَ حَیٌّ عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ مرْزُوْقٌ وَ نَسْاَلُ اللہَ رَبِّیْ وَ رَبَّكُمْ قَضَآءَ حَوَآئِجِیْ فِی الدُّنْیَا وَ الْآخِرَۃِ یَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِیْنَ.

assalaamo a’layka yaa mawlaaya wabna mawlaaya wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh ash-hado annaka tash-hado maqaamee wa tasma-o’ kalaamee wa anta hayyun i’nda rabbeka marzooqun wa nas-alul laaha rabbee wa rabbakum qazaaa-a hawaa-ejee fid dunyaa wal aakherate yaa arhamar raahemeen.

Peace be on you of my master and the son of my master and mercy of Allah and His blessings. I testify that surely you see my place, and you can hear my words. You are alive in front of your Lord, getting sustenance. And we ask Allah, my Lord and your Lord, to fulfill my needs in this world and the hereafter, O Most Merciful of all.

Then move forward and say:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الشَّهِيْدُ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْاِمَامُ الْمَعْصُوْمُ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْاِمَامُ الْمَظْلُوْمُ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْاِمَامُ الْمَسْمُوْمُ الْمَغْمُوْمُ الْمَهْمُوْمُ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكَ الْاِمَامُ الْهَادِيْ وَ الْوَلِيُّ الْمُرْشَدُ اَبْرَاُ اِلَي اللهِ مِنْ اَعْدَآئِكَ وَ اَتَقَرَّبُ اِلَي اللهِ بِمُوَالَاتِكَ صَلَّي اللهُ عَلَيْكَ وَ عَلٰي اٰبَآئِكَ وَ اَوْلَادِكَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ یَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِیْنَ.

ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA AYYOHASH SHAHEEDO ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA AYYOHASL EMAAMUL MA’SOOMO ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA AYYOHAL EMAAMUL MAZLOOMO ASSALAAMO A’LAYKA AYYOHAL EMAAMUL MASMOOMUL MAGHMOOMUL MAHMOOMO ASH-HADO ANNAKAL EMAAMUL HAADEE WAL WALIYYUL MURSHEDO ABRA-O ELAL LAAHE MIN A-A’ADAAA-EKA WA ATAQARRABO ELAL LAAHE BE-MOWAALAATEKA SALLAL LAAHO A’LAYKA WA A’LAA AABAAA-EKA WA AWLAADEKA BE-RAHMATEKA YAA ARHAMAR RAAHEMEEN.

Peace be on you O the martyr. Peace be on you O the infallible Imam. Peace be on you O the oppressed Imam. Peace be on you O the Imam who was poisoned, the distressed, the grief-stricken. I bear witness that you are the Imam who guides, the guardian who shows the path, I turn to Allah by dissociating from your enemies and I seek closeness to Allah by befriending you. May Allah send His blessings on you and your forefathers and your children, by Your mercy, O Most Merciful of all!

Then go toward head and perform two unit of salaat of ziyaarat in which recite in the first raka’at Surah Hamd once and Surah Tawheed fifty times or less and in the second unit recite any Surah (after reciting Surah Hamd). Recite Tasbeeh after finishing the salaat and seek forgiveness of All Merciful Allah for yourself, your parents, friends and all the believing men and women. Then go into prostration and recite the supplication ‘اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ صَلَّیْتُ وَ رَكَعْتُ...[24] which is recited after salaat of ziyaarat and ziyaarat-e-Qudoom-e-Imam Husain (a.s.).[25]

(7) Seventh Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) – Ziyaarat of Seven Tradition (زيارت هفت حديث)

One more ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) has been narrated from Supplement (ملحقات) of Misbah Kafaami (r.a.): Taking into consideration all the etiquette of ziyaarat after performing ceremonial bath of ziyaarat, stand in front of the holy grave back facing Qibla. After doing intention of ziyaarat recite:

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ.

اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہُ وَحْدَہٗ لَا شَرِیْكَ لَہٗ وَ اَشْہَدُ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُہٗ وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ وَ اَشْہَدُ اَنَّ عَلِیًّا وَلِیُّہٗ وَ وَصِیُّ رَسُوْلِہٖ. اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ. اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مَلَآئِكَتِكَ الْمُقَرَّبِیْنَ. اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَي الْاَنْبِيَآءِ وَالْمُرْسَلِيْنَ. اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَي الْاَئِمَّةِ الْمَعْصُوْمِيْنَ. اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مَوْلَانَا وَ مُقْتَدَانَا اِمَامِ الْهُدٰی وَالْعُرْوَۃِ الْوُثْقٰی وَ حُجَّتِكَ عَلٰی اَہْلِ الدُّنْیَا اَلَّذِیْ قَالَ فِیْ حَقِّہٖ سَیِّدُ الْوَرٰی وَ سَنَدُ الْبَرَایَا: ‘‘سَتُدْفَنُ بَضْعَۃٌ مِنِّیْ بِاَرْضِ خُرَاسَانَ مَا زَارَہَا مَكْرُوْبٌ اِلَّا نَفَّسَ اللہُ كَرْبَہٗ وَ لَا مُذْنِبٌ اِلَّا غَفَرَ ذَنْبَہٗ.’’ اَللّٰہُمَّ بِشَفَاعَتِہِ الْمَقْبُوْلَۃِ وَ دَرَجَتِہِ الرَّفِیْعَۃِ اَنْ تُنَفِّسَ بِہٖ كَرْبِیْ وَ یَغْفِرَ بِہٖ ذَنْبِیْ وَ تُسْمِعَہٗ كَلَامِیْ وَ تُبَلِّغَہٗ سَلَامِیْ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُوْرَ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَيْبَةَ عِلْمِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَعْدِنَ حِكْمَةِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حَامِلَ كِتَابِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حَافِظَ سِرِّ اللهِ اَنْتَ الَّذِيْ قَالَ فِيْكَ قَاتِلُ الْكَفَرَةِ وَ قَامِعُ الْفَجَرَةِ عَلِيٌّ اَمِيْرُ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَ وَصِيُّ رَسُوْلِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ صَلَوَاتُ اللهِ وَ سَلَامُهٗ عَلَیْہِ:’’سَیُقْتَلُ رَجُلٌ مِنْ وُلْدِیْ بِاَرْضِ خُرَاسَانَ بِالسَّمِّ ظُلْمًا اِسْمُہٗ اِسْمِیْ وَ اِسْمُ اَبِیْہِ اِسْمُ ابْنِ عِمْرَانَ مُوْسٰی عَلَیْہِ السَّلَامُ اَلَا فَمَنْ زَارَہٗ فِیْ غُرْبَتِہٖ غَفَرَ اللہُ لَہٗ ذُنُوْبَہٗ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْہَا وَ مَا تَاَخَّرَ وَ لَوْ كَانَتْ مِثْلَ عَدَدِ النُّجُوْمِ وَ قَطْرِ الْاَمْطَارِ وَ وَرَقِ الْاَشْجَارِ.’’ مَوْلَايَ مَوْلَايَ هَا اَنَا ذَا وَاقِفٌ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ وَ ذُنُوْبِيْ مِثْلُ عَدَدِ النُّجُوْمِ وَ قَطْرِالْاَمْطَارِ وَ وَرَقِ الْاَشْجَارِ وَ لَيْسَ بِيْ (لِيْ) وَسِيْلَةٌ اِلٰی مَحْوِہَا اِلَّا رِضَاكَ. مَوْلَايَ مَا اَحْسِبُ فِيْ صَحِيْفَتِيْ عَمَلًا اَرْجٰی عِنْدِيْ مِنْ زِيَارَتِكَ كَيْفَ وَ قَدْ قَالَ فِيْ حَقِّهَا بَاقِرُ عِلْمِ الْاَوَّلِيْنَ وَالْاٰخِرِیْنَ صَلَوَاتُ اللہِ عَلَیْہِ: ‘‘یَخْرُجُ رَجُلٌ مِنْ وُلْدِیْ اِسْمُہٗ اِسْمُ اَمِیْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ فَیُدْفَنُ بِاَرْضِ خُرَاسَانَ مَنْ زَارَہٗ عَارِفًا بِحَقِّہٖ اَعْطَاہُ اللہُ اَجْرَ مَنْ اَنْفَقَ مِنْ قَبْلِ الْفَتْحِ وَ قَاتَلَ.’’ فَاَتَیْتُكَ زَآئِرًا لَكَ عَارِفًا بِحَقِّكَ عَالِمًا بِاَنَّكَ اِمَامٌ مُفْتَرَضُ الطَّاعَۃِ غَرِیْبٌ شَہِیْدٌ رَاجِیًا بِمَا قَالَہُ الصَّادِقُ عَلَیْہِ الصَّلَاۃُ وَ السَّلَامُ: ‘‘یُقْتَلُ حَفَدَتِیْ بِاَرْضِ خُرَاسَانَ فِیْ مَدِيْنَۃٍ یُقَالُ لَہَا طُوْسٌ مَنْ زَارَہٗ عَارِفًا بِحَقِّہٖ اَخَذْتُہٗ بِیَدِیْ یَوْمَ الْقِیَامَۃِ وَ اَدْخَلْتُہُ الْجَنَّۃَ وَ اِنْ كَانَ مِنْ اَہْلِ الْكَبَائِرِ.’’ قِيْلَ لَهٗ: مَا عِرْفَانُ حَقِّہٖ؟ قَالَ: ‘‘اَلْعِلْمُ بِاَنَّہٗ مُفْتَرَضُ الطَّاعَۃِ غَرِیْبٌ شَہِیْدٌ مَنْ زَارَہٗ عَارِفًا بِحَقِّہٖ اَعْطَاہُ اللہُ اَجْرَ سَبْعِیْنَ شَہِیْدًا مِمَّنِ اسْتَشْہَدَ بَیْنَ یَدَیْ رَسُوْلِ اللہِ صَلَّی اللہُ عَلَیْہِ وَ اٰلِہٖ.’’ یَابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللہِ اَبْتَغِیْ بِزِیَارَتِكَ مِنَ اللہِ تَعَالٰی غُفْرَانَ ذُنُوْبِیْ وَ ذُنُوْبِ وَالِدَیَّ وَ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَ اَسْاَلُكَ الْاِتْیَانَ الْمَوْعُوْدَ فِیْ مَوَاطِنِ الثَّلَاثِ: ‘‘عِنْدَ تَطَایُرِ الْكُتُبِ وَ عِنْدَ الصِّرَاطِ وَ عِنْدَ الْمِیْزَانِ.’’ وَ قُلْتَ وَ قَوْلُكَ حَقٌّ: ‘‘اِنَّ شَرَّ مَا خَلَقَ اللهُ فِيْ زَمَانِيْ يَقْتُلُنِيْ بِالسَّمِّ ثُمَّ يَدْفِنُنِيْ فِيْ دَارٍ مُضِيْعَةٍ وَ بِلَادِ غُرْبَةٍ اَلَا فَمَنْ زَارَنِيْ فِيْ غُرْبَتِيْ كَتَبَ اللهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ لَهٗ اَجْرَ مِائَۃِ اَلْفِ حَاجٍّ وَ مُعْتَمِرٍ وَ مِائَۃِ اَلْفِ مُجَاہِدٍ وَ حُشِرَ فِیْ زُمْرَتِنَا وَ جُعِلَ فِیْ الدَّرَجَاتِ الْعُلٰی مِنَ الْجَنَّۃِ رَفِیْقًا.’’ اَلْحَمْدُ لِلهِ الَّذِيْ وَفَّقَنِيْ لِزِيَارَتِكَ فِيْ الْبُقْعَةِ الَّتِيْ قُلْتَ فِيْ حَقِّهَا: ‘‘وَ اللهِ رَوْضَةٌ مِنْ رِيَاضِ الْجَنَّةِ مَنْ زَارَنِيْ فِيْ تِلْكَ الْبُقْعَةِ كَانَ كَمَنْ زَارَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّي اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِہٖ وَ كَتَبَ اللہُ لَہٗ ثَوَابَ اَلْفِ حِجَّۃٍ مَبْرُوْرَۃٍ وَ اَلْفِ عُمْرَۃٍ مَقْبُوْلَۃٍ وَ كُنْتُ اَنَا وَ اٰبَائِیْ شُفَعَآؤَہٗ یَوْمَ الْقِیَامَۃِ.’’ فَكُنْ شَفِيْعِيْ بِاٰبَآئِكَ الطَّاہِرِیْنَ وَ اَوْلَادِكَ الْمُنْتَجَبِیْنَ مَوْلَایَ اَنْتَ الَّذِیْ لَا یَزُوْرُكَ اِلَّا الْخَوَاصُّ مِنَ الشِّیْعَۃِ فَبِحَقِّكَ وَ بِحَقِّ شِیْعَتِكَ اَنْ تُشَفِّعَنِیْ وَ تَسْاَلُ اللہَ اَنْ یَحْشُرَنِیْ مَعَ شِیْعَتِكَ فِیْ مُسْتَقَرِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَۃِ مَعَكُمْ اَہْلَ الْبَیْتِ مَعَكُمْ مَعَكُمْ لَا مَعَ غَیْرِكُمْ بَرِئْتُ اِلَی اللہِ مِنْ اَعْدَآئِكُمْ وَ تَقَرَّبْتُ بِاللہِ اِلَیْكُمْ اِنِّیْ مُؤْمِنٌ بِاِیَابِكُمْ مُنْتَظِرٌ لِاَمْرِكُمْ مُصَدِّقٌ بِرَجْعَتِكُمْ مُتَرَقِّبٌ لِدَوْلَتِكُمْ عَارِفٌ بِعِظَمِ شَاْنِكُمْ عَالِمٌ بِضَلَالَۃِ مَنْ خَالَفَكُمْ مُوَالٍ لَكُمْ وَ لِاَوْلِیَآئِكُمْ مُبْغِضٌ لِاَعْدَآئِكُمْ عَآئِذٌ لَآئِذٌ بِقُبُوْرِكُمْ. اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدِۨ النَّبِیِّ وَ الْوَصِیِّ وَ الْبَتُوْلِ وَ السِّبْطَیْنِ وَ السَّجَّادِ وَ الْبَاقِرِ وَ الصَّادِقِ وَ الْكَاظِمِ وَ الرِّضَا وَ التَّقِیِّ وَ النَّقِیِّ وَ الْعَسْكَرِیِّ وَ الْمَہْدِیِّ صَاحِبِ الزَّمَانِ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَیْہِمْ اَجْمَعِیْنَ. اَللّٰہُمَّ ہٰؤُلَآءِ سَادَتُنَا وَ قَادَتُنَا وَ ہُدَاتُنَا وَ دُعَاتُنَا. اَللّٰہُمَّ وَفِّقْنَا لِطَاعَتِہِمْ وَ ارْزُقْنَا شَفَاعَتَہُمْ وَ احْشُرْنَا فِیْ زُمْرَتِہِمْ وَ اجْعَلْنَا مِنْ خِیَارِ مَوَالِیْہِمْ بِرَحْمَتِكَ یَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِیْنَ وَ صَلَّی اللہُ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِہِ الطَّیِّبِیْنَ الْمَعْصُوْمِیْنَ وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلہِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِیْنَ.

bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem.

ash-hado an laa elaahe illal laaho wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa ash-hado anna mohammadan a’bdohu wa rasoolohu wa ash-hado anna a’liyyan waliyyohu wa wasiyyo rasoolehi. allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammad. allaahumma salle a’laa malaaa-ekatekal moqarrabeen. allaahumma salle a’lal anbeyaaa-e wal mursaleen. allaahumma salle a’lal a-immatil ma’soomeen. allaahumma salle a’laa mawlaanaa wa muqtadaanaa emaamil hodaa wal u’rwatul wusqaa wa hujjateka a’laa ahlid dunyaa allazee qaala fee haqqehi sayyedul waraa wa sanadul baraayaa: “satudfano baz-a’tun minnee be-arze khoraasaana maa zaarahaa makroobun illaa naffasal laaho karbahu wa laa muznebun illaa ghafara zanbahu.” allaahumma be-shafaa-a’tehil maqboolate wa darajatehir rafee-a’te an tonaffesa behi karbee wa yaghfera behi zanbee wa tusme-a’hu kalaamee wa toballeghahu salaamee. assalaamo a’layka yaa nooral laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa a’ybata i’lmil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa ma’dena hikmatil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa haamela ketaabil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa haafeza sirril laahe antal lazee qaala feeka qaatelul kafarate wa qaame-u’l fajarate a’liyyun ameerul moameneena wa wasiyyo rasoole rabbil a’alameena salawaatul laahe wa salaamohu a’layhe: “sayuqtalo rajolun min wuldee be-arze khoraasaana bis-samme zulman ismohu ismee wa ismo abeehe ismo ibne i’mraana moosaa a’layhis salaamo alaa faman zaarahu fee ghurbatehi ghafaral laaho lahu zonoobahu maa taqaddama minhaa wa maa ta-akhkhara wa law kaanat misla a’dadin nojoome wa qatril amtaare wa waraqil ashjaare.” mawlaaya mawlaaya haa anaa zaa waaqefun bayna yadayka wa zonoobee mislo a’dadin nojoome wa qatril amtaare wa waraqil ashjaare wa laysa bee (lee) waseelatun elaa mahwehaa illaa rezaak. mawlaaya maa ahsebo fee saheefatee a’malan arjaa i’ndee min zeyaarateka kayfa wa qad qaala fee haqqehaa baaqerul i’lmil awwaleena wal aakhereena salawaatul laahe a’layhe: “yakhrojo rajolun min wuldee ismohu ismo ameeril moameneena fa-yudfano be-arze khoraasaana man zaarahu a’arefan be-haqqehi a-a’taahul laaho ajra man anfaqa min qablil fathe wa qaatal.” fa-ataytoka zaaa-eran laka a’arefan be-haqqeka a’aleman be-annaka emaamun muftarazut taa-a’te ghareebun shaheedun raajeyan bemaa qaalahus saadeqo a’layhis salaato was salaamo: “yuqtalo hafadatee be-arze khoraasaana fee madeenatin yoqaalo lahaa toosun man zaarahu a’arefan be-haqqehi akhaztohu be-yadee yawmal qeyaamate wa adkhaltohul jannata wa in kaana min ahlil kabaaere.” qeela lahu: maa i’rfaano haqqehi? qaala: “Al-i’lmo be-annahu muftarazut taa-a’te ghareebun shaheedun man zaarahu a’arefan be-haqqehi a-a’taahul laaho ajra sab-e’ena shaheedan mimmanis tash-hada bayna yaday rasoolil laahe sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi.” yabna rasoolil laahe abtaghee be-zeyaarateka menal laahe ta-a’alaa ghufraana zonoobee wa zonoobe waaledayya wal moameneena wal moamenaate wa as-alokal ityaanal maw-o’oda fee mawaatenis salaase: “i’nda ta-taa-yoril kotobe wa i’ndas seraate wa i’ndal meezaane.” wa qulta wa qawloka haqqun: “inna sharra maa khalaqal laaho fee zamaanee yaqtolonee bis-samme summa yadfe-nonee fee daarin mozee-a’tin wa belaade ghurbatin alaa faman zaaranee fee ghurbatee katabal laaho a’zza wa jalla lahu ajra me-ate alfe mojaahedin wa hoshera fee zumratenaa wa jo-e’la fid darajaatil o’laa menal jannate rafeeqaa.” alhamdo lillaahil lazee waffaqanee le-zeyaarateka fil buq-a’til latee qulta fee haqqehaa: “wal laahe rawzatun min reyaazil jannate man zaaranee fee tilkal buq-a’te kaana kaman zaara rasoolil laahe sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi wa katabal laaho lahu sawaaba alfe hijjatin mabrooratin wa alfe u’mratin maqboolatin wa kunto anaa wa aabaa-ee shofa-a’aa-ohu yawmal qeyaamate.” fakum sha-fee-e’e be-aabaaa-ekat taahereena wa awlaadekal muntajabeena mawlaaya antal lazee laa yazooroka illaal khawaasso menash shee-a’te fa-be-haqqeka wa be-haqqe shee-a’teka an toshaf-fe-a’nee wa tas-alul laaha an yahshoranee ma-a’ shee-a’teka fee mustaqarre menar rahmate ma-a’kum ahlal bayte ma-a’kum ma-a’kum laa ma’a ghayrekum be-rea-to elal laahe min a-a’daa-ekum barea-to bil-laahe elaykum innee moamenun be-eyaabekum muntazerun le-amrekum mosaddequn be-raj-a’tekum motaraqqebun le-dawlatekum a’arefun be-e’zame shaanekum a’alemun be-zalaalate man khaalafakum mowaalin lakum wa le-awleyaaa-ekum mubghesun le-a-a’daaa-ekum a’aa-ezun laaa-ezun beqoboorekum. allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadenin nabiyye wal wasiyye wal batoole was sibtayne was sajjaade wal baaqere was saadeqe wal kaazeme war rezaa wat taqiyye wan naqiyye wal a’skariyye wal mahdiyye saahebiz zamaane salawaatoka a’layhim ajmae’en. allaahumma haa-olaaa-e saadatonaa wa qaadatonaa wa hodaadonaa wa do-a’a-tonaa. allaahumma waffiqnaa le-taa-a’tehim war zuqnaa shafaa-a’tahum wah shurnaa fee zumratehim waj-a’lnaa min kheyaare mawaaleehim be-rahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeena wa sallal laaho a’laa mohammadin wa aalehit tayyebeenal ma’soomeena wal hamdo lillaahe rabbil a’alameena.

In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, most Kind.

I bear witness that there is no god but Allah. He is alone, there is no partner to Him and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Prophet and I bear witness that Ali is His intimate friend and vicegerent of His prophet. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad. O Allah! Send blessings upon Your proximate angels. Peace be upon the Prophets and Messengers. Peace be upon the infallible Imams. Peace be upon our master and our leaders, guiding Imam and the strong rope of religion and Your proof for the people of the world, the one for whom leader of worlds and support of the creatures said about him: “Soon, a part of my body will be buried in Khorasan; no sorrowful one would visit him, except that Allāh would remove his sorrow and no sinful person would visit him except that Allāh would forgive their sins.”[26] O Allah! By his accepted intercession and lofty status, give respite to my difficulties, orgive my sins, make my talks reach him and make my greetings reach him. Peace be on you, O proof of Allah! Peace be on you, O light of Allah! Peace be on you, O trunk of the knowledge of Allah! Peace be on you, O source of the wisdom of Allah. Peace be on you, O bearer of the book of Allah! Peace be on you, O the protector of the secret of Allah! You are the one for whom – killer of the infidels, suppressor of the wicked ones, Ali, Commander of the Faithful, and vicegerent of the Messenger of the Lord of the worlds, blessings of Allah and his peace be upon him – has said: “Soon a man from among my progeny will be wrongfully murdered in the land of Khorasan; his name is [the same as] my name, his father’s name is [like] the name of Moosa ibn Imran’s name; let it be known that whoever visits him in his desolation, Allah will forgive his sins of the past and future, even though they may be as many as the number of the stars, raindrops and leaves of the trees.”[27] My master, my master, here I am standing in front of you, and my sins are like the number of stars, and raindrops, and leaves of trees, and in me (for me) there is no medium for erasing them except your pleasure. My master, I have not computed a deed heavier near me than your visitation in my scroll (of deeds), why it will not be so when the splitter of knowledge of the first and the last, blessings of Allah be upon him has said: “A man will emerge from my progeny, his name is [same as] the name of Commander of the Faithful. He will be buried in the land of Khorasan. One who visits him recognizing his right, Allah will give him reward of those who spent before the victory and fought.”[28] I have come to visit you, recognizing your right, knowing that you are Imam whose obedience is obligatory, lonely, martyr, hoping for what Imam Sadiq – blessings and peace be upon him – said: “My grandson will be murdered in the land of Khorasan in a city called Toos; whoever visits him in while recognizing his rightfulness, I will take his hand on the day of judgement and let him into Paradise, even though he is a perpetrator of great sins.” It was asked from him: ‘What is meant by recognizing his rightfulness?’ He answered: “To know that he is the one whose obedience is obligatory, he is estranged and a martyr. Whoever visits him while recognizing his rightfulness, Allah will grant him the reward of seventy martyrs from among those truly martyred in front of the Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah be upon him and his progeny.”[29] O son of the Messenger of Allah! I desire earnestly from Allah – the High – forgiveness of my sins, and the sins of my parents, and the believing men and women by your visitation. And I ask you for arriving at the three promised places: “When records of deeds are given; at the Seraat (the bridge over Hell leading to Paradise) and at the Meezaan (Balance).”[30] You have said, and true are your words: “Surely, the most wicked creature of Allah (s.w.t.) in my time, will kill me using poison. Then he will bury me in a very tight house in a strange town. Know that whoever visits me in my loneliness, Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He - will record for him the reward of one-hundred thousand Hajj and Umra pilgrimages, and one-hundred thousand fighters in the way of Allah. He will also be resurrected among our group.[31] He will be established in high ranks in Heaven as our friend.”[32] Praise be to Allah the One who gave me opportunity for your visitation in the place regarding which it is said: And, by Allah, it is a garden from the gardens of Heaven. Whoever visits me in that shrine, it is as if he has visited Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah be upon him and his progeny. Allah (s.w.t.) will record for him the reward of one thousand accepted Hajjs (obligatory pilgrimage), and one thousand accepted Umrahs (supererogatory pilgrimage). Also I and my forefathers will intercede him on the Resurrection Day.”[33] Then intercede for me with your immaculate fathers and your selected children, O my master! You are the one whom nobody visits except special ones from the Shias, then by your right and the right of your Shias that you accept my intercession, and I ask Allah to resurrect me with your Shias in the dwelling-place of the mercy with you – Ahl al-Bayt, I am with you, I am with you, but not with any one other than you. In the presence of Allah I repudiate your enemies, and I have sought nearness with Allah to you, I believe in your return, I am awaiting your issue, I give credence to your return, I am expecting your rule, I am aware of your great standing, I know the deviation of those who oppose you, I am loyal to you and to your loyalists, I hate your enemies, I seek protection and resort in your graves. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, the Prophet, the vicegerent (Imam Ali [a.s.]), the chaste lady (Lady Faatemah [s.a.]), the two grandsons (Imam Hasan [a.s.] Imam Husain [a.s.]), Imam Sajjad (a.s.), Imam Baqir (a.s.), Imam Sadiq (a.s.), Imam Kazim (a.s.), Imam Reza (a.s.), Imam Taqi (a.s.), Imam Naqi (a.s.), Imam Askari (a.s.), Imam Mahdi, master of the age, Your blessings be upon them all. O Allah! These are our chiefs, our leaders, our guides and Your callers (to Allah). O Allah! Grant us prosperity for obebying them, and grant us their intercession, and resurrect us in their group, and make us from the best of their lovers, O most Merciful and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and his pure and infallible progeny, and praise be to Allah Lord of the Worlds.

Then recite the supplications whch has been mentioned after keeping right and left side of the face and offer two units of salaat of ziyaarat near the head and beseech Allah – the Almighty.[34]

(8) Eighth ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.)

Allamah Majlisi (r.a.) narrates: This ziyaarat has been reported by one learned scholar, probably Shaheed (r.a.), and from the text of the ziyaarat it can be understood that this has been narrated by an infallible Imam (a.s.).

Stand in front of the Zareeh and recite:

اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہُ وَحْدَہٗ لَا شَرِیْكَ لَہٗ وَ اَشْہَدُ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُہٗ وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰی رَسُوْلِ اللہِ اَمِیْنِ اللہِ عَلٰی وَحْیِہٖ وَ عَزَآئِمِ اَمْرِہٖ اَلْخَاتِمِ لِمَا سَبَقَ وَ الْفَاتِحِ لِمَا اسْتَقْبَلَ وَ الْمُہَیْمِنِ عَلٰی ذٰلِكَ كُلِّہٖ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ وَ بَرَكَاتُہٗ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰی مَوْلَانَا اَمِیْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ وَ سَیِّدِ الْوَصِیِّیْنَ وَ اَبِ الْاَئِمَّۃِ الْمَعْصُوْمِیْنَ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهٗ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰی فَاطِمَۃَ الزَّہْرَآءِ سَیِّدَۃِ النِّسَآءِ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ وَ بَرَكَاتُہٗ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَي الْاَئِمَّةِ الْمَعْصُوْمِيْنَ سَادَةِ الْمُتَّقِيْنَ وَ كُبَرَآءِ الصِّدِّيْقِيْنَ وَ اَعْلَامِ الْمُهْتَدِيْنَ وَ اَنْوَارِ الْعَارِفِيْنَ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهٗ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰی مَوْلَانَا وَ سَیِّدِنَا اَلْاِمَامِ الْمَعْصُوْمِ اَبِیْ الْحَسَنِ عَلِیِّ بْنِ مُوْسَی الرِّضَا وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ وَ بَرَكَاتُہٗ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَابْنَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَابْنَ نَبِيِّ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَابْنَ خَاتَمِ النَّبِيِّيْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَابْنَ سَيِّدِ الْوَصِيِّيْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَابْنَ اَمِيْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَابْنَ اِمَامِ الْمُتَّقِيْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَابْنَ قَآئِدِ الْغُرِّ الْمُحَجَّلِيْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَابْنَ فَاطِمَةَ الزَّهْرَآءِ سَيِّدَةِ نِسَآءِ الْعَالَمِيْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَابْنَ خَدِيْجَةَ الْكُبْرٰی اُمِّ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَابْنَ اَبِیْ عَبْدِ اللہِ الْحُسَیْنِ الشَّہِیْدِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَابْنَ عَلِیِّ بْنِ الْحُسَیْنِ زَیْنِ الْعَابِدِیْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَابْنَ اَبِیْ جَعْفَرٍ مُحَمَّدٍ الْبَاقِرِ لِعُلُوْمِ الدِّیْنِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَابْنَ اَبِیْ عَبْدِ اللہِ جَعْفَرِ ۨ الصَّادِقِ الْاَمِیْنِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَابْنَ اَبِی الْحَسَنِ مُوْسَی الْكَاظِمِ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ وَ بَرَكَاتُہٗ. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حَبِيْبَ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا صَفْوَةَ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَمُوْدَ الدِّيْنِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَصِيَّ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَآصَّةَ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَالِصَةَاللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْضِعَ سِرِّ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَيْبَةَ عِلْمِ اللهِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ الْاَنْبِيَآءِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَصِيَّ الْاَوْصِيَآءِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مِشْكَاةَ الضِّيَآءِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُنْتَهَي الْعُلْيَا اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا صَاحِبَ الشَّرَفِ الْاَثِيْلِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ذَا الْفِعْلِ الْجَمِيْلِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا صَاحِبَ الْاَصْلِ الْاَصِيْلِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اُسَّ الْاِيْمَانِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا شَرِيْكَ الْقُراٰنِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا مَعْدِنَ الْاِیْمَانِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا اِمَامَ الْاَبْرَارِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا وَصِیَّ الْمُخْتَارِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا مُظْہِرَ الْاَسْرَارِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا صَاحِبَ الْمُعْجِزَاتِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا مُوْضِحَ الْبَیِّنَاتِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ اَیُّہَا الصِّرَاطُ الْمُسْتَقِیْمُ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ اَیُّہَا الدِّیْنُ الْقَوِیْمُ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا مِصْبَاحَ الْہُدٰی اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا مَاْوَی التُّقٰی اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا مَجْدَ الْحِجٰی اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا طَوْدَ النُّہٰی اَلسَّلَامُ عَلِیْكَ اَیُّہَا الدَّاعِیْ اِلَی الْمَحَجَّۃِ الْعُظْمٰی وَ الطَّاعِنُ اِلَی الْغَایَۃِ الْقُصْوٰی وَ السَّامِیْ اِلَی الْمَجْدِ وَ الْعُلٰی اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ اَیُّہَا الْعَالِمُ بِالتَّاْوِیْلِ وَ الذِّكْرٰی اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا دَلِیْلَ الرَّشَادِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَابْنَ السَّادَۃِ الْاَمْجَادِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَابْنَ الْقَادَۃِ الزُّہَّادِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا مِصْبَاحَ الظُّلَمِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا یَنْبُوْعَ الْحِكَمِ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ وَ بَرَكَاتُہٗ. اَشْهَدُ يَا مَوْلَايَ اَنَّكَ الْمُطِيْعُ لِلهِ اَلْقَآئِمُ بِاَمْرِ اللهِ اَلْعَامِلُ بِاِرَادَتِهٖ اَلْفَآئِزُ بِكَرَامَتِہٖ اِصْطَفَاكَ اللہُ لِعِلْمِہٖ وَ اخْتَارَكَ لِسِرِّہٖ وَ اَعَزَّكَ بِہُدَاہُ وَ خَصَّكَ بِبُرْہَانِہٖ وَ اَیَّدَكَ بِرُوْحِہٖ وَ رَضِیَكَ خَلِیْفَۃً فِیْ اَرْضِہٖ وَ دَاعِیًا اِلٰی حَقِّہٖ وَ شَہِیْدًا عَلٰی خَلْقِہٖ وَ نَاصِرًا لِدِیْنِہٖ وَ حُجَّۃً عَلٰی بَرِیَّتِہٖ وَ تَرْجُمَانًا لِوَحْیِہٖ وَ خَازِنًا لِعِلْمِہٖ وَ مُسْتَوْدَعًا لِحِكْمَتِہٖ عَصَمَكَ اللہُ مِنَ الذُّنُوْبِ وَ بَرَّاَكَ مِنَ الْعُیُوْبِ زُرْتُكَ یَا مَوْلَایَ عَارِفًا بِحَقِّكَ مُسْتَبْصِرًا بِشَاْنِكَ مُہْتَدِیًا بِہُدَاكَ مُقْتَضِیًا لِاَثَرِكَ مُتَّبِعًا لِسُنَّتِكَ مُتَمَسِّكًا بِحَبْلِكَ مُطِیْعًا لِاَمْرِكَ مُوَالِیًا لِوَلِیِّكَ مُعَادِیًا لِعَدُوِّكَ عَالِمًا بِاَنَّ الْحَقَّ لَكَ وَمَعَكَ مُتَوَسِّلًا اِلَی اللہِ بِكَ مُسْتَشْفِعًا اِلَیْہِ بِجَاہِكَ وَ حَقٌّ عَلَیْہِ اَنْ لَا یُخَیِّبَ سَآئِلَہٗ وَ الرَّاجِیْ مَا عِنْدَہٗ لِزَآئِرِكَ الْمُطِیْعِ لَكَ.

ash-hado an laa elaaha illal laaho wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa ash-hado anna mohammadan a’bdohu wa rasoolohu assalaamo a’laa rasoolil laahe ameenil laahe a’laa wahyehi wa a’zaaa-eme amrehi alkhaateme lemaa sabaqa wal faatehe lemas taqbala wal mohaymene a’laa zaaleka kullehi wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. assalaamo a’laa mawlaanaa ameeril moameneena wa sayyedil wasiyyeena wa bil aimmatil ma’soomeena wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. assalaamo a’laa faatemataz zahraaa-e sayyedatin nesaaa-e wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. assalaamo a’lal a-immatil ma’soomeena saadatil muttaqeena wa kobaraaa-is siddeeqeena wa a-a’laamil mohtadeena wa anwaaril a’arefeena wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. assalaamo a’laa mawlaanaa wa sayyedenaa al-emaamil ma’soome abil hasane a’liyy ibne moosar rezaa wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. assalaamo a’layka yabna rasoolil laah assalaamo a’layka yabna nabiyyil laah assalaamo a’layka yabna khaatamin nabiyyeen assalaamo a’layka yabna sayyedil wasiyyeen assalaamo a’layka yabna ameeril moameneen assalaamo a’layka yabna emaamil muttaqeen assalaamo a’layka yabna qaaa-edil ghurril mohajjaleen assalaamo a’layka yabna faatemataz zahraaa-e sayyedate nesaaa-il a’alameen assalaamo a’layka yabna khadeejatal kubraa ummil moameneen assalaamo a’layka yabna abee a’bdil laahil husainish shaheed assalaamo a’layka yabna a’liyy ibnil husaine zainil a’abedeen assalaamo a’layka yabna abee ja’farin mohammadenil baaqere le-o’loomid deen assalaamo assalaamo a’layka yabna abee a’bdil laahe ja’farenis saadeqil ameen assalaamo a’layka yabna abil hasane moosal kaazeme wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. assalaamo a’layka yaa waliyyal laah assalaamo a’layka yaa habeebal laah assalaamo a’layka yaa safwatal laah assalaamo a’layka yaa a’moodad deen assalaamo a’layka yaa wasiyya rasoolil laah assalaamo a’layka yaa hujjatal laah assalaamo a’layka yaa khaaas-satal laah assalaamo a’layka yaa khaalesatal laah assalaamo a’layka yaa yaa mawze-a’ sirril laah assalaamo a’layka yaa a’ybata i’lmil laah assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresal anbeyaaa assalaamo a’layka yaa wasiyyal awseyaaa assalaamo a’layka yaa yaa mishkaataz zeyaaa assalaamo a’layka yaa muntahal u’lyaa assalaamo a’layka yaa saahebash sharafil aseel assalaamo a’layka yaa zal fe’lil jameel assalaamo a’layka yaa saahebal aslil aseel assalaamo a’layka yaa ussal eemaan assalaamo a’layka yaa shareekal quraan assalaamo a’layka yaa ma’denal eemaan assalaamo a’layka yaa emaamal abraar assalaamo a’layka yaa wasiyyal mukhtaar assalaamo a’layka yaa muzheral asraar assalaamo a’layka yaa saahebal mo’jezaat assalaamo a’layka yaa yaa moozehal bayyenaat assalaamo a’layka ayyohas seraatul mustaqeem assalaamo a’layka ayyohad deenul qaweem assalaamo a’layka yaa misbaahal hodaa assalaamo a’layka yaa maawat toqaa assalaamo a’layka yaa majdal hejaa assalaamo a’layka yaa tawdin nohaa assalaamo a’layka ayyohad daa-e’e elal mahajjatil u’zmaa wat taa-e’no elal ghaayatil quswaa was saamee elal majde wal o’laa assalaamo a’layka ayyohal a’alemo bit-taaweele waz zikraa assalaamo a’layka yaa daleelar rashaad assalaamo a’layka yabnas saadatil amjaad assalaamo a’layka yabnal qaadatiz zohhaad assalaamo a’layka yaa misbaahaz zolam assalaamo a’layka yaa yanboo-a’l hekam wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. ash-hado yaa mawlaaya annakal mo-tee-o’ lillaahe al-qaaa-emo be-amril laahe al-a’amelo be-eraadatehi al-faaa-ezo bekaraamatehi istafaakal laaho le-i’lmehi wakh taaraka le-sirrehi wa a-a’zzaka be-hodaaho wa khassaka be-burhaanehi wa ayyadaka be-roohehi wa razeyaka khaleefatan fee arzehi wa daa-e’yan elaa haqqehi wa shaheedan a’laa khalqehi wa naaseran le-deenehi wa hujjatan a’laa bariyyatehi wa tarjomaanan le-wahyehi wa khaazenan le-i’lmehi wa mustawde-a’n le-hikmatehi a’samakal laaho menaz zonoobe wa barraaka menal o’yoobe zurtoka yaa mawlaaya a’arefan be-haqqeka mustabseran be-shaaneka mohtadeyan be-hodaaka muqtazeyan le-asareka muttabe-a’n le-sunnateka motamassekan be-hableka motee-a’n le-amreka mowaaleyan le-waliyyeka mo-a’adeyan le-a’duwweka a’aleman be-annal haqqa laka wa ma-a’ka motawasselan elal laahe beka mustashfe-a’n elayhe be-jaaheka wa haqqun a’layhe an laa yokhayyeba saaa-elahu war raajee maa i’ndahu le-zaaa-erekal motee-e’ laka.

I bear witness that there is no god save Allah, alone without having any partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger. Peace be upon Allah’s Messenger whom Allah has entrusted with His Revelations and with His determined commandments, who sealed the previous Messages, paved the way to the coming blessings, and who prevails over all that. May Allah send His mercy and blessings on you. Peace be on our master, the Commander of the Faithful, and leader of the successors, and the father of the infallible Imams. May Allah send his mercy and blessings on you. Peace be on Faatemah al-Zahra, leader of the women. May Allah send his mercy and blessings on you. Peace be on you; O infallible Imams, the masters of the pious, chiefs of the truthful, and epitomes of the guided ones, and the light for the cognizant. May Allah send his mercy and blessings on you. Peace be on our master and our leader the infallible Imam Abul Hasan Ali Ibn Moosa al-Reza. May Allah send His mercy and blessings on you. Peace be on you O son of Messenger of Allah. Peace be on you, O son of Prophet of Allah. Peace be on you, O son of the seal of all Prophets. Peace be on you, O son of leader of the successors. Peace be on you, O son of Commander of the Faithful. Peace be on you O son of the leader of the pious ones. Peace be on you O son of the leader of those in front. Peace be on you, O son of Faatemah, the leader of the women of the Worlds. Peace be on you, O son of Khadija al-Kubra, mother of the belevers. Peace be on you, O son of Abu Abdillah Husain, the martyr. Peace be on you, O son of Ali ibn al-Husain, the adornment of the worshippers. Peace be on you, O son of Abu Ja’far Muhammad, the splitter of the knowledge of religion. Peace be on you, O son of Abu Abdillah Ja’far, the truthful, the trustworthy. Peace be on you, O son of Abul Hasan Moosa, the suppressor of rage. May Allah send His mercy and blessings on you. Peace be on you, O friend of Allah. Peace be on you, O beloved of Allah. Peace be on you, O chosen one of Allah. Peace be on you, O pillar of the religion. Peace be on you, O the successor of the Messenger of Allah. Peace be on you, O proof of Allah. Peace be on you, O elite one of Allah. Peace be on you, O sincere one of Allah. Peace be on you, O repository of the secrets of Allah. Peace be on you, O vessel of knowledge of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of the Prophets. Peace be on you, O successor of the successors. Peace be on you, O illuminated lamp. Peace be on you, O finality of elevation. Peace be on you, O the one with deeply-rooted honour. Peace be on you, O one with beautiful action. Peace be on you, O owner of the noble origin. Peace be on you, O foundation of faith. Peace be on you, O partner of Quran. Peace be on you, O treasure of faith. Peace be on you, O righteous Imam. Peace be on you, O successor of the chosen ones. Peace be on you, O manifester of secrets. Peace be on you, O the owner of miracles. Peace be on you, O explainer of clear proofs. Peace be on you, O the straight path. Peace be on you, O the upright religion. Peace be on you, O lamp of guidance. Peace be on you, O haven for the god-fearing. Peace be on you, O glory of perception. Peace be on you, O mountain of wisdom. Peace be on you, O the one who invites to the greatest Path, and advancing to the final destination, and sublime towards glory and dignity. Peace be on you, O the one who knows the interpretation and is the cause of remembrance. Peace be on you, O proof of uprightness. Peace be on you, O son of master of glories. Peace be on you, O son of leader of the ascetics. Peace be on you, O lantern in darkness. Peace be on you, O spring of wisdoms. May Allah send His mercy and blessings on you. I testify, O my master, that surely you are obedient to Allah, upright with the command of Allah, putting into practice His will, winning His Honoring, Allah has chosen you with His knowledge, selected you to keep His secret, equipped you with His guidance, distinguished you with His clear proofs, supported you with His Holy spirit, and accepted you as vicegerents in His lands, and callers towards His rights, and witness upon His creatures, and helpers for His religion, and proofs for His creatures, and interpreters for His revelation, and treasurer of His knowledge, and stores of His wisdom, Allah has preserved you against sins, and freed you from defects. I have visited you, O my master, knowing your right, well aware of your status, rightly-guided by your guidance, implementing your traditions, following your course, clinging to your rope, obedient to your command, befriending your friend, hating your enemy, knowing that truth is for you and with you, turning towards Allah through you, seeking your intercession with Him by your name and your right upon Him that beseecher is never disappointed and hoping that your obedient visitor will get what is with you.

Then raise both the hands and say:

اَللّٰہُمَّ فَكَمَا وَفَّقْتَنِیْ لِلْاِیْمَانِ بِنَبِیِّكَ وَ التَّصْدِیْقِ بِكِتَابِكَ وَ مَنَنْتَ عَلَیَّ بِطَاعَتِہٖ وَ اِتِّبَاعِ مِلَّتِہٖ وَ ہَدَیْتَنِیْ اِلٰی مَعْرِفَتِہٖ وَ مَعْرِفَۃِ الْاَئِمَّۃِ مِنْ ذُرِّیَّتِہٖ وَ اَكْمَلْتَ بِمَعْرِفَتِہِمُ الْاِیْمَانَ وَ قَبِلْتَ بِطَاعَتِہِمْ وَ وِلَایَتِہِمُ الْاَعْمَالَ وَ اسْتَعْبَدْتَ بِالصَّلَاۃِ عَلَیْہِمْ عِبَادَكَ وَ جَعَلْتَہُمْ مِفْتَاحًا لِلدُّعَآءِ وَ سَبَبًا لِلْاِجَابَۃِ فَصَلِّ عَلَیْہِمْ اَجْمَعِیْنَ وَ عَلٰی مَوْلَانَا سَیِّدِنَا اَبِیْ الْحَسَنِ عَلِیِّ بْنِ مُوْسٰی وَ اجْعَلْنِیْ بِہِمْ عِنْدَكَ وَ جِیْہًا فِی الدُّنْیَا وَ الْآخِرَۃِ وَ مِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِیْنَ وَ اجْعَلْ ذُنُوْبَنَا بِہِمْ مَغْفُوْرَۃً وَ عُیُوْبَنَا بِہِمْ مَسْتُوْرَۃً وَ فَرَآئِضَنَا مَشْكُوْرَۃً وَ نَوَافِلَنَا مَبْرُوْرَۃً وَ قُلُوْبَنَا بِذِكْرِكَ مَعْمُوْرَۃً وَ اَنْفُسَنَا بِطَاعَتِكَ مَسْرُوْرَۃً وَ جَوَارِحَنَا عَلٰی خِدْمَتِكَ مَقْہُوْرَۃً وَ اَسْمَآئَنَا فِیْ خَوَآصِّكَ مَشْہُوْرَۃً وَ اَرْزَاقَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ مَدْرُوْرَۃً وَ حَوَآئِجَنَا لَدَیْكَ مَیْسُوْرَۃً بِرَحْمَتِكَ یَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِیْنَ.

allaahumma fakamaa waffaqtanee lil-eemaane be-nabiyyeka wat tasdeeqe be-ketaabeka wa mananta a’layya be-taa-a’tehi wa ittebaa-e’ millatehi wa hadaytanee elaa ma’refatehi ma’refatil a-immate min zurriyyatehi wa akmalta be-ma’refatehemul eemaana wa qabilta be-taa-a’tehim wa welaayatehemul a-a’maale was ta’badta bis-salaate a’layhim e’baadaka wa ja-a’ltahum miftaahan lid-do-a’aa-e wa sababan lil-ejaabate fa-salle a’layhim ajma-e’ena wa a’laa mawlaanaa sayyedenaa abil hasane a’li ibne moosaa waj a’lnee behim i’ndaka wajeehan fid dunyaa wal aakherate wa menal moqarrabeena waj a’l zonoobanaa behim maghfooratan wa o’yoobanaa behim mas-tooratan wa faraaa-ezanaa mashkooratan wa nawaafelanaa mabrooratan wa qoloobanaa be-zikreka ma’mooratan wa anfosanaa be-taa-a’teka masrooraran wa jawaarehanaa a’laa khidmateka maqhooratan wa asmaaa-anaa fee khawaaas-seka mash-hooratan wa arzaaqanaa min ladunka madrooratan wa hawaaa-ejanaa ladayka maysooratan be-rahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeen.

O Allah! As You have granted me success for faith on Your prophet, and giving credence to Your Book, and You have conferred upon me with the favor of obeying him, and following his religion, and guided me to his recognition and the recognition of the Imams from his progeny, and You have completed my faith with their recognition, and accepted my deeds for obedience and loyalty to them, and You have ordered Your servants to send blessings on them as Your worship, and You have made them keys for asking and cause for acceptance, then send blessings upon them all and on our master and chief Abul Hasan Ali Ibn Moosa, and make me due to them, a notable person in Your eyes in this and the next world. Make me amongst those close to You. And forgive our sins because of them, and hide our faults because of them, and make our obligatory actions praiseworthy, and our voluntary acts virtuous, and our hearts full of reference by Your rememberance, and our selves happy by Your obedience, and tame our limbs by serving You, and make our names prominent among Your distinguished, and our sustenance continued from Your side, and our needs obtainable from You, O most Merciful!

Stand at the head and say:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَي الْقَآئِمِ مَقَامِ الْاَنْبِيَآءِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَي الْوَارِثِ عُلُوْمِ الْاَوْصِيَآءِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَي خَلِيْفَةِ اللهِ وَ خَلِيْفَةِ رَسُوْلِهٖ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰی زِمَامِ الدِّیْنِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰی نِظَامِ الْمُسْلِمِیْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلٰی صَلَاحِ الدُّنْیَا وَ عُمْدَۃِ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا اَصْلَ الْاِسْلَامِ النَّامِیْ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا فَرْعَۃُ السَّامِیْ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا مَنْ بِہٖ تَمَامُ الصَّلَاۃِ وَ الزَّكَاۃِ وَ الصِّیَامِ وَ الْحَجِّ وَ الْجِہَادِ وَ تَوَفُّرِ الْفَیْءِ وَ الصَّدَقَاتِ وَ اِمْضَآءِ الْحُدُوْدِ الْمُسَمَّیَاتِ وَ الْاَحْكَامِ الْمُبَیَّنَاتِ.اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَا الْمُحَلِّلُ حَلَالَ اللهِ وَ الْمُحَرِّمُ حَرَامَهٗ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ اَیُّہَا الْمُقِیْمُ حُدُوْدَ اللہِ وَ اَحْكَامَہٗ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ اَیُّہَا الذَّآبُّ عَنْ دِیْنِ اللہِ بِالْحِكْمَۃِ وَ الْمَوْعِظَۃِ الْحَسَنَۃِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ اَیُّہَا الدَّاعِیْ اِلَی اللہِ بِالْحُجَّۃِ الْبَالِغَۃِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا مَنْ فَضْلُہٗ كَالشَّمْسِ الْمُضِیْۗئَۃِ الطَّالِعَۃِ اَلْمُجَلِّلَۃِ بِنُوْرِہَا لِلْعَالَمِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ اَیُّہَا الْبَدْرُ الْمُنِیْرُ وَ السِّرَاجُ الْطَّاہِرُ وَ النُّوْرُ السَّاطِعُ وَ النَّجْمُ الْہَادِیْ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا عِزَّ الْمُسْلِمِیْنَ وَ غَیْظَ الْمُنَافِقِیْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا بَوَارَ الْكَافِرِیْنَ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا اَبَا السَّادَۃِ الْمَیَامِیْنِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا مَنْ عَجَزَتْ عَنْ ذِكْرِ فَضْلِہِ الْبُلَغَآءُ وَ قَصُرَتْ عَنْ اِدْرَاكِہِ الْفُصَحَآءُ وَ تَحَیَّرَتْ فِیْ نَعْتِ فَضْلِہِ الْخُطَبَآءُ وَ لَمْ تَنْتَہِ اِلَیْہِ الْحُكَمَآءُ ‘‘ذٰلِكَ فَضْلُ اللہِ یُؤْتِیْہِ مَنْ یَشَآءُ وَ اللہُ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِیْمِ’’ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْكَ یَا مَوْلَایَ وَ عَلٰی اٰبَآئِكَ الْاَكْرَمِیْنَ وَ اَبْنَآئِكَ الطَّاہِرِیْنَ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ وَ بَرَكَاتُہٗ.

assalaamo a’lal qaaa-eme maqaamil anbeyaaa assalaamo a’lal waarese o’loomil awseyaaa assalaamo a’laa khaleefatil laahe wa khaleefate rasoolehi assalaamo a’laa zemaamid deen assalaamo a’laa nezaamil muslemeen assalaamo a’laa salaahid dunyaa wa u’mdatil moameneen assalaamo a’layka yaa aslal islaamin naamee assalaamo a’layka yaa far-a’tus saamee assalaamo a’layka yaa man behi tamaamus salaate waz zakaate was seyaame wal hajje wal jehaade wa tawafforil fay-e was sadaqaate wa imzaaa-il hodoodil mosammayaate wal ahkaamil mobayyanaat. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal mohallelo halaalal laahe wal moharremo haraamahu assalaamo a’layka ayyohal moqeemo hodoodal laahe wa ahkaamahu assalaamo a’layka ayyohaz zaaab-bo a’n deenil laahe bil-hikmate wal maw-e’zatil hasanate assalaamo a’layka ayyohad daa-e’e elal laahe bil-hujjatil baaleghate assalaamo a’layka yaa man fazlohu kash-shamsil mo-zeee-atit taa-le-a’te al-mojallelate be-noorehaa lil-a’alame assalaamo a’layka ayyohal badrul moneerus saate-o’ wan najmul haadee assalaamo a’layka yaa i’zzal muslemeena wa ghayzal monaafeqeena assalaamo a’layka yaa bawaaral kaafereena assalaamo a’layka yaa abas saa-datil mayaameen assalaamo a’layka yaa man a’jazat a’n zikre fazlehil bolaghaaa-o wa qasorat a’n idraakehil fosahaaa-o wa tahayyarat fee na’te fazlehil khotabaaa-o wa lam tantahe elayhil hokamaaa-o “zaaleka fazlul laahe yoateehe man yashaaa-o wal laaho zul fazlil a’zeem” assalaamo a’layka yaa mawlaaya wa a’laa aabaaa-ekal akrameena wa abnaaa-ekat taahereena wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.

Peace be on the one who is existent on the place of prophets. Peace be on the inheritor of the knowledge of successors. Peace be on the successor of Allah and successor of His messenger. Peace be on the rein of the religion. Peace be on regularity of the Muslims. Peace be on the goodness of the world and pillar of the believers. Peace be on you, O origin of growing Islam. Peace be on you, O elevated branch. Peace be on you, O the one through whom the prayer, zakat, fasting, hajj and jehad completed, and the booty and alm flows, and the sign of specified limits, and explained rulings. Peace be upon the one who permitted the lawful (acts) of Allah and prohibited His unlawful (acts). Peace be upon the one who appraised the limits of Allah and His laws. Peace be on the one who defends the religion of Allah with with wisdom and excellent exhortation. Peace be on the one who calls towards Allah with conclusive argument. Peace be on you, O the one whose excellence is like the rising bright sun, which brightens the world with its light. Peace be on you, O radiant moon, immaculate torch, shining light and guiding star. Peace be on you, O honour of the Muslims and despise of the hypocrites. Peace be on you, O ruiner of the unbelievers. Peace be on you, O father of the blessed chiefs. Peace be on you, O the one whose remembrance of excellence the rhetoricians are powerless, and the eloquents cannot reach your position, and the orators are perplexed in describing your excellence, and the wise do tread this path, “That is Allah’s grace; He grants it to whom He pleases, and Allah is the Lord of Mighty Grace.”[35] Peace be on you, O my master and on your noble fathers and pure children. May the mercy and blessings of Allah be on you.

Then kiss the zareeh, perform salaat of ziyaarat and say:

يَا شَامِخًا فِيْ بُعْدِهٖ یَا رَئُوْفًا فِیْ رَحْمَتِہٖ یَا مُحْیِیَ الْاَمْوَاتِ یَا مُخْرِجَ الْنَّبَاتِ یَا ظَہْرَ اللَّاجِیْنَ یَا جَارَ الْمُسْتَجِیْرِیْنَ یَا اَسْمَعَ السَّامِعِیْنَ یَا اَبْصَرَ النَّاظِرِیْنَ یَا صَرِیْخَ الْمُسْتَصْرِخِیْنَ یَا عِمَادَ مَنْ لَا عِمَادَ لَہٗ یَا سَنَدَ مَنْ لَا سَنَدَ لَہٗ یَا ذُخْرَ مَنْ لَا ذُخْرَ لَہٗ یَا حِرْزَ الضُّعَفَآءِ یَا كَنْزَ الْفُقَرَآءِ یَا عَظِیْمَ الرَّجَآءِ یَا مَنْقِذَ الْغَرْقٰی یَا مُحْیِیَ الْمَوْتٰی یَا اَمَانَ الْخَآئِفِیْنَ یَا اِلٰہَ الْعَالَمِیْنَ یَا صَانِعَ كُلِّ مَصْنُوْعٍ یَا جَابِرَ كُلِّ كَسِیْرٍ یَا صَاحِبَ كُلِّ غَرِیْبٍ یَا مُوْنِسَ كُلِّ وَحِیْدٍ یَا قَرِیْبًا غَیْرَ بَعِیْدٍ یَا شَاہِدًا غَیْرَ غَآئِبٍ یَا غَالِبًا غَیْرَ مَغْلُوْبٍ یَا حَیُّ حِیْنَ لَا حَیَّ یَا مُحْیِیَ الْمَوْتٰی یَا حَیُّ لَا الٰہَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ بَدِیْعُ السَّمٰوَاتِ وَ الْاَرْضِ اَنْتَ الْقَآئِمُ عَلٰی كُلِّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ اَسْاَلُكَ اَنْ تُصَلِّیَ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَاۃً تُرْضِیْہِمْ وَ تُخْطِیْہِمْ (تَخْطِیْہِمْ) وَ تُبَلِّغُہُمْ اَقْصٰی رِضَاكَ وَ اَنْ تَرْحَمَ ذُلِّیْ بَیْنَ یَدَیْكَ وَ تَضَرُّعِیْ اِلَیْكَ وَ وَحْشَتِیْ مِنَ النَّاسِ وَ اُنْسِیْ بِكَ یَا كَرِیْمُ تَصَدَّقْ عَلَیَّ فِیْ ہٰذِہِ السَّاعَۃِ بِرَحْمَۃٍ مِنْ عِنْدِكَ تَہْدِیْ بِہَا قَلْبِیْ وَ تَجْمَعُ بِہَا اَمْرِیْ وَ تَلُمُّ بِہَا شَعْثِیْ وَ تُبَیِّضُ بِہَا وَجْہِیْ وَ تُكْرِمُ بِہَا مَقَامِیْ وَ تَحُطُّ بِہَا عَنِّیْ وِزْرِیْ وَ تَغْفِرُ بِہَا مَا مَضٰی مِنْ ذُنُوْبِیْ وَ تَعْصِمُنِیْ بِہَا فِیْمَا بَقِیَ مِنْ عُمْرِیْ وَ تَسْتَعْمِلُنِیْ فِیْ ذٰلِكَ كُلِّہٖ بِطَاعَتِكَ وَ مَا یُرْضِیْكَ عَنِّیْ وَ تَخْتِمُ عَمَلِیْ بِاَحْسَنِہٖ وَ تَجْعَلُ لِیْ ثَوَابَہُ الْجَنَّۃَ وَ تَسْلُكُ بِیْ سَبِیْلَ الصَّالِحِیْنَ وَ تُعِیْنُنِیْ عَلٰی صَالِحِ مَا اَعْطَیْتَنِیْ وَ لَا تُشْمِتْ بِیْ حَاسِدًا وَ لَا عَدُوًّا وَ لَا تَكِلْنِیْ اِلٰی نَفْسِیْ طَرْفَۃَ عَیْنٍ اَبَدًا وَ لَا اَقَلَّ مِنْ ذٰلِكَ وَ لَا اَكْثَرَ یَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِیْنَ.

yaa shaame-khan fee bo’dehi yaa ra-oofan fee rahmatehi yaa mohyeyal amwaate yaa mukhrejan nabaate yaa zahral laajeena yaa jaaral mustajeereena yaa asma-a’s saame-e’ena yaa absaran naazereena yaa sareekhal mustasrekheena yaa e’maada man laa e’maada lahu yaa sanada man laa sanada lahu yaa zukhra man laa zukhra lahu yaa hirzaz zo-a’faaa-e yaa kanzal foqaraaa-e yaa a’zeemar rajaaa-e yaa munqezal gharqaa yaa mohyeyal mawtaa yaa amaanal khaaa-efeena yaa elaahal a’alameena yaa saane-a’ kulle masnoo-i’n yaa jaabera kulle kaseerin yaa saaheba kulle ghareebin yaa moonesa kulle waheedin yaa qareeban ghayra ba-e’edin yaa shaahe-dan ghayra ghaaa-eb yaa ghaaleban ghayra maghloobin yaa hayyo heena laa hayya yaa mohayeyal mawtaa yaa hayyo laa elaaha illaa anta badee-u’s samaawaate wal arze antal qaaa-emo a’laa kulle nafsin bemaa kasabat as-aloka an tosalleya a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin salaatan turzeehim wa tukhteehim (takhteehim) wa toballeghohum aqsaa rezaaka wa an tarhama zullee bayna yadayka wa tazarro-e’e elayka wa wahshatee menan naase wa unsee beka yaa kareemo tasaddaq a’layya fee haazehis saa-a’te be-rahmatin min i’ndeka tahdee behaa qalbee wa tajma-o’ behaa amree wa talummo behaa sha’see wa tobayyezo behaa wajhee wa tukremo behaa maqaamee wa tahutto behaa a’nnee wizree wa taghfero behaa maa mazaa min zonoobee wa ta’semonee behaa feemaa baqeya min u’mree wa tas-ta’melonee fee zaaleka kullehi be-taa-a’teka wa maa yurzeeka a’nnee wa takhtemo a’malee be-ahsanehi wa taj-a’lo lee sawaabahul jannata wa tas-loko bee sabeelas saaleheena wa to-e’enonee a’laa saalehe maa a-a’taytanee wa laa tushmit bee haasedan wa laa a’duwwan wa laa takilnee elaa nafsee tarfata a’ynin abadan wa laa aqalla min zaaleka wa laa aksara yaa rabbal a’alameen.

O Sublime in His distance! O Kind in His mercy! O giver of life to the dead! O Bringer forth of plants! O Asylum of the refugees! O Protector of those who seek protection! O Most Hearing of the hearers! O Most Seeing of the viewers! O Succor of the grieved! O Support of the unsupported! O Holder of the holdless! O Supplier of those who lack supplies! O Shelter for the weak! O Treasure for the poor! O He Who is greatly hoped! O Rescuer of the drowned! O He Who causes the dead to live again! O Protection for the frightened! O Lord of the worlds! O He Who Makes all things made! O He Who sets all things broken! O Companion for all stranger! O Intimate to those alone! O One who is close without being far! O One who is present, not absent! O triumphant without being [ever] defeated! O Alive when there is no one living (but Him). O One who gives life to the dead. O Ever-living! there is no deity save You, the originator of the heavens and the earth, You watch every soul as to what it earns! I beseech You that You send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, blessing which makes them happy and transcend, and they can attain Your ultimate happiness, and that You have mercy on my humiliation in front of You, on my earnest imploring to You, on my loneliness among people, and on my amiability with You. O All-generous! Endue me at this very hour with mercy from You by which You tranquilize my heart, bring together my affairs, reunite my scattering, whiten my face, confer honor on my status, relieve me from my burdens, forgive my past sins, protect me against sinning in the rest of my lifetime, employ me in my entire lifetime in acts of obedience to You and acts that bring about Your pleasure, seal my deeds with the best of them, decide Paradise to be my reward for that, lead me to the path of the righteous, help me do well with the virtuous of what You have given me, never make one who envies me gloat at my misfortune, and my enemy, and never leave me alone with my own affairs even for a winking of an eye or less or more than that. O Lord of the worlds!

Then supplicate whatever you want. Return to head side of the holy grave and say:

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّيْ زُرْتُ هٰذَا الْاِمَامَ مُقِرًّا بِاِمَامَتِهٖ مُعْتَقِدًا لِفَرْضِ طَاعَتِهٖ فَقَصَدْتُ مَشْهَدَهٗ بِذُنُوْبِيْ وَعُيُوْبِيْ وَ مُوْبِقَاتِ آثَامِيْ وَكَثْرَةِ سَيِّئَاتِيْ وَ خَطَايَايَ وَ مَا تَعْرِفُهٗ مِنِّيْ مُسْتَجِيْرًا بِعَفْوِكَ مُسْتَعِيْذًا بِحِلْمِكَ لَاجِئًا اِلٰى رُكْنِكَ عَآئِذًا بِرَافَتِكَ مُسْتَشْفِعًا بِوَلِيِّكَ وَ ابْنِ اَوْلِيَآئِكَ وَصَفِيِّكَ وَ ابْنِ اَصْفِيَآئِكَ وَ اَمِيْنِكَ وَ ابْنِ اُمَنَائِكَ وَ خَلِيْفَتِكَ وَ ابْنِ خُلَفَآئِكَ الَّذِيْنَ جَعَلْتَهُمُ الْوَسِيْلَةَ اِلٰى رَحْمَتِكَ وَ رِضْوَانِكَ وَالذَّرِيْعَةَ اِلٰى رَافَتِكَ وَ غُفْرَانِكَ. اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ اُوْلٰی حَاجَاتِيْ اِلَيْكَ اَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي مَا سَلَفَ مِنْ ذُنُوْبِيْ عَلٰى كَثْرَتِهَا وَ اَنْ تَعْصِمَنِيْ فِيْمَا بَقِيَ مِنْ عُمْرِيْ وَ تُطَهِّرَ دِيْنِيْ مِمَّا يُدَنِّسُهٗ وَ يَشِيْنُهٗ وَ يُزْرِيْ بِهٖ وَ تَحْمِيَهٗ مِنَ الرَّيْبِ وَ الشَّكِّ وَ الْفَسَادِ وَ الشِّرْكِ وَ تُثَبِّتَنِيْ عَلٰى طَاعَتِكَ وَ طَاعَةِ رَسُوْلِكَ وَ ذُرِّيَّتِهِ النُّجَبَآءِ السُّعَدَآءِ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَ رَحْمَتُكَ وَ سَلَامُكَ وَ بَرَكَاتُكَ وَتُحْيِيَنِيْ مَا اَحْيَيْتَنِيْ عَلٰى طَاعَتِهِمْ وَ تُمِيْتَنِيْ اِذَا اَمَتَّنِيْ عَلٰى طَاعَتِهِمْ وَ اَنْ لَا تَمْحُوَ مِنْ قَلْبِي مَوَدَّتَهُمْ وَ مَحَبَّتَهُمْ وَ بُغْضَ اَعْدَآئِهِمْ وَ مُرَافَقَةَ اَوْلِيَآئِهِمْ وَ بِرَّهُمْ. وَ اَسْاَلُكَ يَا رَبِّ اَنْ تَقْبَلَ ذٰلِكَ مِنِّيْ وَ تُحَبِّبَ اِلَيَّ عِبَادَتَكَ وَ تُبَغِّضَ اِلَيَّ مَعَاصِيَكَ وَتَرْزُقَنِيْ تَوْبَةً نَصُوْحًا تَرْضَاهَا وَ نِيَّةً تَحْمَدُهَا وَ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا تَقْبَلُهٗ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا ارْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ.

ALLAHUMMA INNEE ZURTO HAAZAL EMAAMA MOQIRRAN BE EMAAMATEHI MO’TAQEDAN LE-FARZE TAA-A’TEHI FA-QASAD-TO MASH-HADAHU BE- ZONOOBEE WA o’yoobee wa MOO-BEQAATE AASAAMEE WA KASRATE SAYYE-AATEE WA KHATAAYAAYA WA MAA TA’REFOHU MINNEE MUSTAJEERAN BE-A’FWEKA MUSTA-E’EZAN BE-HILMEKA LAA-JE-AN ELAA RUKNEKA A’AA-EDZAN BE-RAAFATEKA MUSTASH-FE-A’N BE-WALIYYEKA WAB NE AWLE-YAAA-EKA WA SAFIYYEKA WAB NE ASFE-YAAA-EKA WA AMEENEKA WAB NE OMANAAA-EKA WA KHALEEFATEKA WAB NE KHOLA-FAAA-EKAL LAZEENA JA-A’LTAHOMUL WASEELATA ELAA RAHMATEKA WA RIZWAANEKA WAZ ZAREE-A’TA ELAA RAA-FATEKA WA GHUFRAANEKA. ALLAAHUMMA WA oolaa HAAJaATEE ELAYKA AN TAGHFERA LEE MAA SALAFA MIN ZONOOBEE A’LAA KASRATEHAA WA aN TA’SEMANEE FEEMAA BAQEYA MIN U’MREE WA TO-TAHERA DEENEE MIMMAA YODANNESOHU WA YASHEENOHU WA YUZREE BEHI WA TAHMEYAHU MENAR RAYBE WASH SHAKKE WAL FASAADE WASH SHIRKE WA TOSABBETANEE A’LAA TAA-A’TEKA WA TAA-A’TE RASOOLEKA WA ZURRIYYATEHIN NOJABAAA-IS SO-A’DAAA-E SALAWAATOKA A’LAYHIM WA RAHMATOKA WA SALAAMOKA WA BARAKAATOKA WA TOH-YEYANEE MAAA AHYAYTANEE A’LAA TAA-A’TEHIM WA TOMEETANEE EZAA AMATTANEE A’LAA TAA-A’TEHIM WA AN LAA TAMHOWA MIN QALBEE MAWADDATAHUM WA MAHABBATAHUM WA BUGHZA A-A’ADAAA-EHIM WA MORAAFAQATA AWLEYAAA-EHIM WA BIRRAHUM. WA AS-ALOKA YAA RABBE AN TAQABBALA ZAALEKA MINNEE WA TOHABBEBA ELAYYA E’BAADATAKA WA TOBAGH-GHEZA ELAYYA MA-A’A-SEYAKA WA tarzoqanee tawbatan NASOOHAN TARZAAHAA WA NIYYATAN TAHMADOHAA WA A’MALAN SAALEHAN TAQBALOHU BE RAHMATEKA YAA ARHAMAR RAAHEMEEN.

O Allah! I am visiting this Imam confessing his Imamate and believing in the obligation of the obedience to him; therefore, I have betaken myself to his shrine in spite of all of my sins, defects, the perils of my wrongdoings, my numerous misdeeds and faults, and whatsoever You know about me; taking shelter in Your amnesty, seeking refuge of Your forbearance, resorting to Your asylum, seeking the protection of Your compassion, seeking the intercession of Your vicegerent and the son of Your vicegerent, Your choicest servant and the son of Your choicest servants, Your trustee and the son of Your trustees, and Your representative and the son of Your representatives, whom You have made the means to approach Your mercy and pleasure and the channels to Your compassion and forgiveness. O Allah! My first needs from You is that I implore You to forgive all of my previous sins although they are numerous, to protect me (against sinning) in my coming lifetime, to purify my religion from whatsoever stains, disgraces, or degrades it, to save it from suspect, doubt, corruption, and blasphemy, to make me stand firm on the obedience to You, to Your Messenger, and to his Progeny, the pure and happy, may Your blessings be upon them as well as Your mercy, peace, and favors, to make me live as long as You grant me life on the obedience to them, to make me die, when You decide so, on the obedience to them, and not to erase from my heart my love and affection for them, my aversion to their enemies, my companionship of their adherents, and my acting piously towards them. I also beseech You, O my Lord, to accept all that from me, to endear my worshipping You to myself, to make me loathe acts of disobedience to You, and to grant me a sincere repentance that You accept, an intention that You praise, and righteous deed that You admit, by Your mercy, O the most Merciful of the mercifuls.

While bidding farewell stand in front of the Zareeh keeping back towards Qiblah, say:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا اَمِيْنَ اللهِ فِيْ اَرْضِهٖ وَ حُجَّتَہٗ عَلٰی خَلْقِہٖ وَ خَازِنَ عِلْمِہٖ وَ مَوْضِعَ سِرِّہٖ وَ بَابَ اَمْرِہٖ وَ نَہْیِہٖ وَ صِرَاطَہُ الْمُسْتَقِیْمَ سَلَامَ مُوَدِّعٍ وَ لَا سَئِمٍ وَ لَا قَالٍ وَ لَا مَالٍّ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ وَ بَرَكَاتُہٗ. اَللّٰہُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اجْعَلْ غُدُوَّنَا مَقْرُوْنًا بِالتَّوَكُّلِ عَلَیْكَ وَ رَوَاحَنَا عَنْكَ مَوْصُوْلًا بِالنَّجَاحِ مِنْكَ وَ دُعَآئَنَا لَكَ مَقْرُوْنًا بِحُسْنِ الْاِجَابَۃِ وَ خُضُوْعَنَا بَیْنَ یَدَیْكَ دَاعِیًا اِلٰی رَحْمَتِكَ وَ اعْتِرَافِنَا بِذُنُوْبِنَا شَفِیْعًا اِلٰی عَفْوِكَ وَ ارْزُقْنَا الْعَوْدَ اِلٰی زِیَارَتِہٖ ثُمَّ الْعَوْدَ اِلَیْہِ بِرَحْمَتِكَ یَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِیْنَ. اَللّٰہُمَّ لَا تَجْعَلْہُ اٰخِرَ الْعَہْدِ مَنَّا لِزِیَارَۃِ سَیِّدَنَا وَ اِمَامِنَا الْمَفْرُوْضِ طَاعَتِہٖ عَلَیْنَا وَ ارْزُقْنَا زِیَارَتَہٗ اَبَدًامَا اَبْقَیْتَنَا اِنَّكَ ذُوْ الْفَضْلِ الْعَظِیْمِ وَ الْمَنِّ الْجَسِیْمِ وَ صَلَّی اللہُ عَلٰی سَیِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اٰلِہِ الطَّاہِرِیْنَ.

assalaamo a’layka yaa ameenal laahe fee arzehi wa hujjatahu a’laa khalqehi wa khaazena i’lmehi wa mawze-a’ sirrehi wa baaba amrehi wa nahyehi wa seraatehul mustaqeema salaama mowadde-i’n wa laa sa-emin wa laa qaalin wa laa maallin wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin waj a’l ghoduwwanaa maqroonan bit-tawakkole a’layka wa rawaahanaa a’nka mawsoolan bin-najaahe minka wa do-a’aa-anaa laka maqroonan be-husnil ejaabate wa khozoo-a’naa bayna yadayka daa-e’yan elaa rahmateka wa’ teraafenaa be-zonoobenaa sha-fee-a’n elaa a’fweka war zuqnal a’wda elaa zeyaaratehi summal a’wda elayhe be-rahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeen. allaahumma laa taj-a’lho aakheral a’hde minnaa le-zeyaarate sayyedanaa wa emaamanal mafrooze taa-a’tehi a’laynaa war zuqnaa zeyaaratahu abadan maa abqaytanaa innaka zool fazlil a’zeeme wal mannil jaseeme wa sallal laaho a’laa sayyedenaa mohammadin wa aalehit taahereen.

Peace be on you, O the trusted one of Allah on His earth, His proof on His creatures, and a treasurer of His knowledge, and repository of His secrets, and door of what is deemed lawful and what is deemed unlawful by Him, and His straight path, I send my farewell greetings to you for if I leave it is not because I am tired or that I wish to leave or that I dislike. May the mercy and blessings of Allah be on you. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad. And make our coming to you effective trust upon You, and our leaving from you correlated success from You, and our prayers for you effective with good acceptance, and our humiliation in front to You is answer towards Your mercy, and our confession of our sins is intercessor towards Your pardon, and grant us the opportunity to visit again and again for his visitation. By Your mercy, O Most Merciful of all. O Allah! Do not make this our last visitation of our master and our Imam whose obedience is obligatory on us, grant us a chance to visit him for as long as we are alive, for You verily the Lord of great favouring and plentiful conferral. And blessings of Allah be upon our master Muhammad and his pure progeny.[36]

Ziyaarat of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) Inside the Shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.)

In this chapter Ziyaarat of Hazrat Baqiyatullah Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) to be recited inside the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) is mentioned:

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا صَاحِبَ الزَّمَانِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا خَلِیْفَۃَ الرَّحْمٰنِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا شَرِیْکَ الْقُرْآنِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا قَاطِعَ الْبُرْهَانِ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ یَا اِمَامَ الْاِنْسِ وَالْجَآنِّ اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ وَ عَلٰی اٰبَآئِكَ الطَّیِّبِیْنَ وَ اَجْدَادِكَ الطَّاہِرِیْنَ الْمَعْصُوْمِیْنَ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ وَ بَرَكَاتُہٗ.

assalaamo a’layka yaa saahebaz zamaan assalaamo a’layka yaa khaleefatar rahmaan assalaamo a’layka yaa shareekal qur-aaan assalaamo a’layka yaa qaate-a’l burhaan assalaamo a’layka yaa emaamal inse wal jaaan assalaamo a’layka wa a’laa aabaaa-ekat tayyebeena wa ajdaadekat taahereenal ma’soomeena wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.

Peace be on you, O king of times. Peace be on you, O caliph of the Beneficent. Peace be on you, O companion of Qur’an. Peace be on you, O decisive argument. Peace be on you, O Imam of men and jinn. Peace be on you, and on your immaculate fathers, pure and infallible forefathers. May the mercy and blessings of Allah be on you.[37]

Chapter 27


 

[1]        Two more ziyaarats of Imam Reza (a.s.) have been narrated but as they were to be recited on Wednesday we mentioned them in the tenth chapter.

[2]        Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 52, p. 24

[3]        The author says: There are many important instructions of infallible Imams (a.s.) about the kissing of their entrance gates.

          Allamah Majlisi (r.a.) has narrated in Behaar al-Anwaar the farewell to the holy Imams (a.s.) thus:

...وَا شَوْقَاهْ اِلٰى تَقْبِيْلِ اَعْتَابِكُمْ وَ الْوُلُوْجِ بِاِذْنِكُمْ لِاَبْوَابِكُمْ وَ تَعْفِيْرِ الْـخَدِّ عَلٰى اَرِيْـجِ تُرَابِكُمْ وَ اللِّيَاذِ بِعَرَصَاتِكُمْ وَ مَـحَالِّ اَبْدَانِكُمْ وَ اَشْـخَاصِكُمُ الْمَحْفُوْفَةِ بِالْمَلَائِكَةِ الْكِرَامِ وَ الْمَتْحُوْفَةِ مِنَ اللهِ بِالرَّحْمَةِ وَ السَّلَامِ...

          “How much I am eager to kiss the entrance of your shrine and with your permission want to rub the dust on my face. I want shelter in your courtyard and your holy bodies and personalities which are surrounded by the noble angels blessed by Almighty Allah with mercy and peace…” (Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 205)

          While kissing the entrance of the shrines of infallible Imams (a.s.) one should be mindful that this is the place where Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) will put his holy feet. During the period of his minor and major occultation he (a.t.f.s.) time and again elevated the dignity of these holy places.

          Believing in the sanctity of the Holy Quran, we kiss the cover of the Holy Quran. In the same way, we kiss the entrance of the shrines of the infallible Imams (a.s.) owing to their dignity and nobility.

          Is there anything else except that why should we not give regards to the holy shrines of the holy Imams (a.s.) which is the place of frequent visits of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) since a long time.

          Late Ayatullah Ahmad Mustambat says: One of the etiquette of Ziyaarat is kissing the entrance of the holy shrines. This is excluded from the conformity of the prostration but it is the expression of our love and affection. For example, if anyone bends to kiss his son, nobody thinks that this bowing is genuflection or prostration.

          It is said that when late Ayatullah Shaikh Ansari was asked regarding the kissing of the entrances of the shrines of holy Imams (a.s.) he said: ‘I kiss the threshold of the shrine of Hazrat Abbas (a.s.) because I consider it to be his footsteps, whereas kissing the entrance of the shrines of infallible Imams (a.s.) is more elevated.’

          Some of the great scholars are seen that they used to kiss the entrance of Hurr Ibn Yazeed al-Reyaahi (r.a.). (Al-Ziyaarah wa al-Bashaarah, vol. 1, p. 13)

          He further said: Kissing the earth in front of Imam (a.s.)’s shrine is also one of the etiquette of ziyaarat and this is in the basis of narration of Safwan Ibn Yahya narrated in ‘Wasaael’ from the book ‘Oyoon’, chapter 129, under the chapters of ‘Ashrah’, Book of Hajj. They say:

          Abu Qurrah, attendant of Jaasaleeq, asked me to take him to Imam Reza (a.s.). I asked Imam Reza (a.s.) for permission, and he agreed. Abu Qurrah came to Imam Reza (a.s.) and kissed his seat (masnad) and said that it is obligatory in our religion to give regards to the respectable personalities in this manner.

          Imam Reza (a.s.) did not stop him from doing this act. One must know that holy Imams (a.s.) do not remain silent for any wrong act or thing. There are many more traditions in this regard. When a caravan from Qum reached in the presence of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) in order to pay their regards to him they fell down on the ground and kissed the ground in front of the Imam (a.s.) as a mark of respect. (al-Ziyaarah wa al-Beshaarah, vol. 1, p. 17)

[4]        Surah Noor (24): Verse 36

[5]        Mafaateeh al-Jinaan, p. 615

[6]        This supplication can be recited for entering the shrine of any infallible Imam (a.s.).

[7]        Surah Ahzaab (33): Verse 53

[8]        If this ziyaarat is offered for any other infallible Imam (a.s.) then his name to be taken in place of the name of Imam Reza (a.s.).

[9]        Al-Balad al-Ameen, p. 391; Misbaah al-Zaaer, p. 418

[10]       Kaamel al-Ziyaaraat, p. 515; Mazaar-e-Aaqaa Jamaal Khunsaari, p. 32

[11]       Mazaar-e-Aaqaa Jamaal Khunsaari, p. 48

[12]       Kaamel al-Ziyaaraat, p. 513; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 44

[13]       Zakheerah al-Aakherah, p. 165

[14]       Farewell ziyaarat has been mentioned after this ziyaarat but as it was not particularised specifically with that of Imam Reza (a.s.), we have mentioned it in the chapter of Ziyaaraat and Supplications.

[15]       Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 100, p. 323

[16]       Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 50

[17]       Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 51; al-Mazaar al-Kabeer, p. 551

[18]       al-Mazaar al-Kabeer, p. 551

[19]       Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 52; Arba-a’h Ayyaam, p. 55; Tohfa-e-Toosiyyah, p. 90

[20]       Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 55; Mafaateeh al-Jenan, p. 1145

[21]       Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 50; Tohfah al-Zaaer, p. 291; Mirza Aaqaa Jamaal Khunsaari, p. 56

[22]       The book ‘Rawzah al-Azkaar’ is by a great scholar Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Tabrezi (r.a.) which is manuscript. It is available in the one of the treasured Shia library of Najaf. Alas, there are many books available in that library yet to be printed and one of them is ‘Rawzah al-Azkaar’.

[23]       In the book ‘Ketaabun Fee al-Zeyaaraat Wa al-Adiyyah’ – one of the manuscript book of ‘Kaashef al-Ghetaa Foundation’ – under the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) another ziyaarat for Imam Husain (a.s.) is mentioned.

[24]       This supplication has been mentioned in ‘Chapter 1 – Eight Salaats of Ziyaarat (Pilgrimage)’

[25]       Rauzah al-Azkaar (Manuscript), p. 67

[26]       Amaali-e-Sadooq (r.a.), Majlis 25, H. 2; Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza (a.s.), Chap. 66, H. 14

[27]       Amaali-e-Sadooq (r.a.), Majlis 25, H. 5; Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza (a.s.), Chap. 66, H. 17

[28]       Amaali-e-Sadooq (r.a.), Majlis 25, H. 1; Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza (a.s.), Chap. 66, H. 3

[29]       Amaali Sadooq, Majlis 25, H. 8

[30]       It is narrated from Imam Reza (a.s.), “Whoever visits me despite the far distance to my tomb, I will come to save him on the Resurrection Day on three occasions until I liberate him from his terrors: 1. When the Letters of Deeds are handed to his right and to his left hands, 2. At the moment of crossing the Bridge over Hell, and 3. At the time when the Scale of Deeds is set up.” (Amaali Sadooq, Majlis 25, H. 9; Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza, Chap. 66, H. 2)

[31]       i.e. Twelve Imams (a.s.)

[32]       Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza, Chap. 66, H. 9. In this tradition, ‘one hundred thousand martyrs and one hundred thousand truthful’ is also mentioned.

[33]       Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza, Chap. 66, H. 5.

[34]       Rauzah al-Azkaar (Manuscript), p. 71; Ketaab Fee al-Ziyaaraat Wa al-Adiyyah (manuscript), p. 75

[35]       Surah Juma’h (62): Verse 4

[36]       Tohfah al-Zaaer (Manuscript), p. 297

[37]       Saheefah-e-Mahdiyyah, p. 610