8 Salat of Ziarat from  Sahifa Radhvia      

In this chapter details of eight pilgrimage prayers will be elaborated out of which some prayers are especially for the shrine of Hazrat Imam Reza (a.s.) and some of them can be prayed in the shrines of all the infallibles (مَعْصُوْمِيْن) (a.s.).

1. First Salaat

After performing the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) two rak’at prayer should be performed in the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.). In the first rak’at after Surah Hamd recite Surah Yaaseen and in the second rak’at after Surah Hamd recite Surah Rahmaan.

The decorum to be attended before and after the prayer will be discussed in the first ziyaarat of the chapters of ziyaarats of Imam Reza (a.s.)

2. Second Salaat

After peforming the ziyaarat, two rak’at prayer should be performed in which any Surah can be recited after reciting Surah Hamd. Then all the etiquette of ziyaarat to be done. The related etiquette will be elaborated in the chapters of second, third and seventh ziyaarats of Imam Reza (a.s.). This prayer can also be offered in the ziyaarat of all the infallibles.

3. Third Salaat

After performing the ziyaarat of Hazrat Imam Reza (a.s.) two rak’at prayer should be performed. In the first rak’at after Surah Hamd recite Surah Tawheed fifty times or less and in the second rak’at after Surah Hamd recite any Surah.

The etiquettes to be performed before and after this prayer will be mentioned in the sixth ziyaarat in the chapter of the ziyaarat of Hazrat Imam Reza (a.s.).

4. Fourth Salaat

Shaikh Mufeed (r.a.) writes in his book ‘Al-Ashraaf’:

Prayer of ziyaarat is two unit: In the first unit after Surah Hamd recite Surah Rahmaan and in the second rak’at after Surah Hamd recite Surah Yaaseen.[1]

This prayer (in which Surah Rahmaan is recited in the first rak’at and Surah Yaaseen is recited in the second) is not only specialized for the ziyaarat of Hazrat Imam Reza (a.s.). It can also be prayed after the ziyaarat of other infallibles (a.s.).

5. Fifth Salaat

Shaikh Kaf’ami (r.a.) writes:

In the holy shirne of Hazrat Imam Reza (a.s.) and other infallible Imams (a.s.) two rak’at prayers can be offered with any Surah (after Surah Hamd). After the prayer, recite the following supplication:

 Allah! I have prayed for You and bowed for You and prostrated for You, there is no partner to You. This is because it is not permissible that the prayers, bowing and prostration except for You, for You are Allah, there is no god but You. O Allah! send Your greetings to Muhammad and his family, convey from me the best salutations and greetings and return their salutations and greetings to me. O Allah! these two unit are my token to my leader and master Ali Ibn Moosa (a.s.).[2] O Allah! send your blessings on Muhammad and his family, accept my deeds, reward me by fulfilling my best hopes and expectations of You and of Your representative, O master of the believers.[3]

ALLAAHUMMA INNEE laka SALLAYTO WA laka RAKA’TO WA laka SAJADTO WAHDAKA LAA SHAREEKA LAKA LE-ANNAhu laa yajoozus SALAATo WAR-ROKOO-o’ WAS SOJOODo ilLAA LAKA LE-ANNAKA ANTAL LAAHO LAA ELAAHA ILLAA ANTA ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADINw wa aale mohammadin WA ABLIGH-HUM A’NNEE AFZALAS SALAAME WAT TAHIYYATE war dud a’layya minhomus salaama wat tahiyyata ALLAAHUMMA WA HAATAANIR RAK-A’TAANE HADIYYATuM MINNEE ELAA sayyedee wa MAWLAAYA a’liyyibne moosar rezaa A’LAYHEMAS SALAAMO ALLAAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMADINw WA AaLEhi WA TAQABBALhomaa MINNEE WAAJuRNEE a’layhemaa AFZALE amalee WA RAJAAA-EE FEEKA WA FEE WALIYYEKA YAA WALIYYAL MOaMENEENA.

اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّىْ لَكَ صَلَّيْتُ وَ لَكَ رَكَعْتُ وَ لَكَ سَجَدْتُ وَحْدَكَ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَكَ لِاَنَّهٗ لَا یَجُوْزُ الصَّلَاةُ وَ الرُّكُوْعُ وَ السُّجُوْدُ اِلَّا لَكَ لِاَنَّكَ اَنْتَ اللهُ لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَبْلِغْهُمْ عَنِّىْ اَفْضَلَ السَّلَامِ وَ التَّحِيَّةِ وَارْدُدْ عَلَىَّ مِنْهُمُ السَّلَامَ وَ التَّحِيَّةَ اَللّٰهُمَّ وَ هَاتَانِ الرَّكْعَتَانِ هَدِيَّةٌ مِّنِّىْ اِلٰى سَيِّدِيْ وَ مَوْلَاىَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوْسَي الرِّضَا عَلَيْهِمَا السَّلَامُ اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ اٰلِہٖ وَ تَقَبَّلْهُمَا مِنِّى وَ اجُرْنِىْ عَلَيْهِمَا اَفْضَلِ اَمَلِيْ وَ رَجَآئِىْ فِيْكَ وَ فِىْ وَ لِيِّكَ يَا وَلِىَّ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ.O

 

6. Sixth Salaat – Salaat of Ziyaarat in case of Deputing Some Person

In the book ‘Fee Ziyaarat wa al-Adiyyah’ it is written that Sayed Ibn Taaoos narrates in ‘Misbaah al-Zaaer’ that if anybody wants to perform Ziyaarat of any infallible Imam (a.s.) on deputation of all believers or any particular group, then he should determine to perform ziyaarat in his deputation and then perform ziyaarat for that Imam (a.s.). After that perform two rak’at prayer for ziyaarat and than say:

..O Allah! I have visited this (place of) ziyaarat and prayed two unit…[4]

allaahumma innee zurto haazehiz zeyaarata wa sallayto haataynir rak-a’tayne…

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ زُرْتُ ہٰذِہِ الزِّیَارَۃَ وَ صَلَّیْتُ ہَاتَیْنِ الرَّكْعَتَیْنِ.

7. Seventh Salaat – Salaat of Ziyaarat in case of Deputing any Particular Person

In the same book it has been narrated:

If anybody wants to offer prayer of ziyaarat on deputation of any particular person then after determining the ziyaarat, recite the following in deputation of that person:

.Peace be on you, O friend of Allah from so and so. So intercede for him with your Lord and reward me for it …

assalaamo a’layka yaa waliyyal laahe min folaan ibne folaanin ataytoka zaaeran a’nho fasfa’ lahu i’nda rabbeka waa jurnee a’laa zaaleka

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ اللهِ مِنْ فُلَانِ بْنِ فُلَانٍ اَتَيْتُكَ زَآئِرًا عَنْهُ فَاشْفَعْ لَهٗ عَنْدَ رَبِّكَ وَ اْجُرْنِیْ عَلٰی ذٰلِكَ

Then offer two units prayer of ziyaarat in his deputation, then say:

.O Allah! I have prayed for You and bowed for You and prostrated for You…[5]

ALLAAHUMMA LAKA SALLAYTO WA LAKA RAKA’TO WA LAKA SAJADTO…

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَكَ صَلَّيْتُ وَ لَكَ رَكَعْتُ وَ لَكَ سَجَدْتُ..

8. Eighth Salaat – Salaat of Ziyaarat in the Journey on Deputation

In the same book it has been mentioned:If anybody is on deputation from the beginning of the journey and want to perform short ziyaarat then he should intend to perform ziyaarat from any of the particular ziyaarat (زِيَارَتِ مَخْصُوْصَة) on behalf of that person. Then offer two units prayer of ziyaarat and then recite this supplication:

اO Allah! whatever afflicted me of fatigue, discomfort, starving or exhaustion, give the reward to so and so for it…[6]

allaahumma maa asaabanee min ta-a’bin aw nasabin aw sagabin aw loghoobin faa-jurni folaan abna folaanin a’layhe…

َللّٰہُمَّ مَا اَصَابَنِیْ مِنْ تَعَبٍ اَوْ نَصَبٍ اَوْ سَغَبٍ اَوْ لُغُوْبٍ فَاْجُرْ فُلَانَ بْنَ فُلَانٍ عَلَیْہِ...

 

 

[1]        Al-Ashraaf, p. 30

[2]        If this prayer 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.)

[3]        al-Misbaah, p. 542; al-Balad al-Ameen, p. 236

[4]        Ketaab Fee al-Ziyaaraat Wa al-Adiyyah (manuscript), p. 60

[5]        Ibid.

[6]        Ibid., p. 61