The Holy Prophet Muhammad
( peace be upon him and his holy progeny)

The Last Messenger -Seal of the Prophets(saws)
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Title/Agnomen:Al Mustafa , Abul Qasim
Father: Abdullah , Mother: Amina sa
Birth :/Place: 17 Rabial Awal-Mecca | Death /Place :28 Safar-Medina
Lifespan:63 years
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Visiting the Shrine of the Holy Prophet (saw)
The method of visiting the shrine of the Holy Prophet (s) is as follows:
When you arrive in the holy city of al-Madinah, you may bathe yourself, preparing yourself for the ziyarah. When you intend to enter The Holy Prophet’s Mosque, you should stop at the door of the mosque and say the FIRST form of asking permission for entering there (which has been mentioned in the previous chapter). You may enter from the Gate of Archangel Gabriel (Bab Jibra’il) preceding the right foot to the left.

You may then repeat one hundred times:
اَللَّهُ اكْبَرُ
You may then offer the two unit prayer of Greeting the Mosque (tahiyyat al-masjid). After that, you may walk to the holy chamber that includes the tomb of the Holy Prophet. There, you may touch it with your hand, kiss it, and say the following:
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya rasula allahi
Peace be upon you, O Messenger of Allah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نَبِيَّ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya nabiyya allahi
Peace be upon you, O Prophet of Allah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنَ عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya muhammadu bna `abdillahi
Peace be upon you, O Muhammad the son of `Abdullah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَاتَمَ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya khatama alnnabiyyina
Peace be upon you, O Seal of the Prophets.

اشْهَدُ انَّكَ قَدْ بَلَّغْتَ ٱلرِّسَالَةَ
ashhadu annaka qad ballaghta alrrisalata
I bear witness that you conveyed the Mission,

وَاقَمْتَ ٱلصَّلاةَ
wa aqamta alssalata
performed the prayers,

وَآتَيْتَ ٱلزَّكَاةَ
wa atayta alzzakata
gave alms,

وَامَرْتَ بِٱلمَعْرُوفِ
wa amarta bilma`rufi
enjoined the right,

وَنَهَيْتَ عَنِ ٱلمُنْكَرِ
wa nahayta `an almunkari
forbade the wrong,

وَعَبَدْتَ ٱللَّهَ مُخْلِصاً حَتَّىٰ اتَاكَ ٱليَقِينُ
wa `abadta allaha mukhlisan hatta ataka alyaqinu
and served Almighty Allah sincerely until death came upon you.

فَصَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْكَ وَرَحْمَتُهُ
fasalawatu allahi `alayka wa rahmatuhu
Blessings and mercy of Allah be upon you

وَعَلَىٰ اهْلِ بَيْتِكَ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ
wa `ala ahli baytika alttahirina
and upon your Household, the Immaculate.

You may then stand near the fore pillar on the right hand side of the tomb with the minbar to your right, facing the kiblah, and this is where the Holy Prophet’s head rests. You may then say the following:
اشْهَدُ انْ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ
ashhadu an la ilaha illa allahu wahdahu la sharika lahu
I bear witness that there is no god save Allah, One and Only and having no associate,

وَاشْهَدُ انَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ
wa ashhadu anna muhammadan `abduhu wa rasuluhu
and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.

وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ
wa ashhadu annaka rasulu allahi
I bear witness that you are the messenger of Allah

وَانَّكَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
wa annaka muhammadu bnu `abdillahi
and you are Muhammad the son of `Abdullah.

وَاشْهَدُ انَّكَ قَدْ بَلَّغْتَ رِسَالاَتِ رَبِّكَ
wa ashhadu annaka qad ballaghta risalati rabbika
I bear witness that you have conveyed the messages of your Lord,

وَنَصَحْتَ لاِمَّتِكَ
wa nasahta li'ummatika
offered your people good advice,

وَجَاهَدْتَ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ
wa jahadta fi sabili allahi
striven hard in the way of Allah,

وَعَبَدْتَ ٱللَّهَ حَتَّىٰ اتَاكَ اليَقِينُ
wa `abadta allaha hatta ataka alyaqinu
worshipped Allah -until death came upon you-

بِٱلْحِكْمَةِ وَٱلْمَوْعِظَةِ ٱلْحَسَنَةِ
bilhikmati walmaw`izati alhasanati
with wisdom and fair exhortation,

وَادَّيْتَ ٱلَّذِي عَلَيْكَ مِنَ ٱلْحَقِّ
wa addayta alladhi `alayka min alhaqqi
fulfilled the duty that was incumbent upon you,

وَانَّكَ قَدْ رَؤُفْتَ بِٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa annaka qad ra'ufta bilmu'minina
acted compassionately to the believers,

وَغَلُظْتَ عَلَىٰ ٱلكَافِرِينَ
wa ghaluzta `ala alkafirina
and been firm of heart against the unbelievers.

فَبَلَّغَ ٱللَّهُ بِكَ افْضَلَ شَرَفِ مَحَلِّ ٱلْمُكَرَّمِينَ
faballgha allahu bika afdala sharafi mahalli almukarramina
Therefore, Almighty Allah has exalted you to the most honorable position of the ennobled ones.

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي ٱسْتَنْقَذَنَا بِكَ مِنْ ٱلشِّرْكِ وَٱلضَّلالَةِ
alhamdu lillahi alladhi istanqadhana bika min alshshirki walddalalati
All praise be to Allah Who has saved us, through you, from polytheism and error.

اَللَّهُمَّ فَٱجْعَلْ صَلَوَاتِكَ وَصَلَوَاتِ مَلائِكَتِكَ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِينَ
allahumma faj`al salawatika wa salawati mala'ikatika almuqarrabina
O Allah, (please do) pour Your blessings and the blessings of Your Archangels,

وَانْبِيَائِكَ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
wa anbiya'ika almursalina
Your commissioned Prophets,

وَعِبَادِكَ ٱلصَّالِحِينَ
wa `ibadika alssalihina
Your righteous servants,

وَاهْلِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلارَضِينَ
wa ahli alssamawati wal-aradina
the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth,

وَمَنْ سَبَّحَ لَكَ يَا رَبَّ ٱلعَالَمِينَ
wa man sabbaha laka ya rabba al`alamina
and all those who glorified You, O Lord of the Worlds,

مِنَ ٱلاوَّلِينَ وَٱلآخِرِينَ
min al-awwalina wal-akhirina
from the past and the coming generations,

عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ
`ala muhammadin `abdika wa rasulika
on Muhammad—Your servant, Your Messenger,

وَنَبِيِّكَ وَامِينِكَ
wa nabiyyika wa aminika
Your Prophet, Your Trustee,

وَنَجِيِّكَ وَحَبِيبِكَ
wa najiyyika wa habibika
Your Confidant, Your Most Beloved,

وَصَفِيِّكَ وَخَاصَّتِكَ
wa safiyyika wa khassatika
Your Choice, Your Select,

وَصَفْوَتِكَ وَخِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
wa safwatika wa khiyaratika min khalqika
Your elite, and the best of Your creation.

اَللَّهُمَّ اعْطِهِ ٱلدَّرَجَةَ ٱلرَّفِيعَةَ
allahumma a`tihi alddarajata alrrafi`ata
O Allah, (please do) confer upon him with the Elevated Rank,

وَآتِهِ ٱلوَسِيلَةَ مِنَ ٱلْجَنَّةِ
wa atihi alwasilata min aljannati
grant him the right of intercession for entering Paradise,

وَٱبْعَثْهُ مَقَاماً مَحْمُوداً يَغْبِطُهُ بِهِ ٱلاوَّلُونَ وَٱلآخِرُونَ
wab`athhu maqaman mahmudan yaghbituhu bihi al-awwaluna wal-akhiruna
and raise him to a Position of Glory that all the past and the coming generations will wish to have.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ قُلْتَ:
allahumma innaka qulta
O Allah, You have said,

«وَلَوْ انَّهُمْ إِذْ ظَلَمُوا انْفُسَهُمْ جَاؤُوكَ فَٱسْتَغْفَرُوٱ ٱللَّهَ
walaw annahum idh zalamu anfusahum ja'uka fastaghfaru allaha
“And had they, when they were unjust to themselves, come to you and asked forgiveness of Allah

وَٱسْتَغْفَرَ لَهُمُ ٱلرَّسُولُ
wastaghfara lahum alrrasulu
and the Messenger had (also) asked forgiveness for them,

لَوَجَدُوٱ ٱللَّهَ تَوَّاباً رَحِيماً.»
lawajadu allaha tawwaban rahiman
they would have found Allah Oft-returning (to mercy), Merciful.”

وَإِنِّي اتَيْتُكَ مُسْتَغْفِراً تَائِباً مِنْ ذُنُوبِي
wa inni ataytuka mustaghfiran ta'iban min dhunubi
Here I am, before you, asking Allah’s forgiveness, repenting from my sins,

وَإِنِّي اتَوَجَّهُ بِكَ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ رَبِّي وَرَبِّكَ لِيَغْفِرَ لِي ذُنُوبِي
wa inni atawajjahu bika ila allahi rabbi wa rabbika liyaghfira li dhunubi
and seeking your intercession for me before Almighty Allah—your and my Lord—that He may forgive my sins.

If you have a certain request to pray Almighty Allah for granting it, you may stand before the holy tomb and make it between your shoulders, face the direction of kiblah, raise your hands, and pray for the settlement of your need, for it is predictable that your need will be settled, Allah willing.
Ibn Qawlawayh, through a considerable chain of authority, has reported Muhammad ibn Mas`ud as saying that he, once, saw Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq (‘a) coming near the tomb of the Holy Prophet(s), putting his hand on it, and saying these words:
اسْالُ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِي ٱجْتَبَاكَ وَٱخْتَارَكَ
as'alu allaha alladhi ijtabaka wakhtaraka
I pray Allah -Who has chosen you, selected you,

وَهَدَاكَ وَهَدَىٰ بِكَ
wa hadaka wa hada bika
guided you, and guided (others) through you-

انْ يُصَلِّيَ عَلَيْكَ
an yusalliya `alayka
to bless You.

The Imam (‘a) then recited this holy verse:
«إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ وَمَلائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَىٰ ٱلنَّبِيِّ
inna allaha wa mala'ikatahu yusalluna `ala alnnabiyyi
“Surely, Allah and His angels bless the Prophet;

يَا ايُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُوٱ صَلُّوٱ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوٱ تَسْلِيماً.»
ya ayyuha alladhina amanu sallu `alayhi wa sallumu tasliman
O you who believe! Call for (Divine) blessings on him and salute him with a (becoming) salutation.”

In Misbah al-Mutahajjid, Shaykh al-Tusi says: When you finish praying near the tomb (of the Holy Prophet), you may come to the minbar,([1]) pass your hand over it, hold the two lower pommels, and then rub your face and eyes, for this brings about eye healing. You may then offer prayers there, praise and thank Almighty Allah, and ask for the settlement of your needs. In this respect, the Holy Prophet (s) is reported to have said, “The area between my tomb and my minbar is one of the gardens of Paradise. My minbar is situated at one of the gates of Paradise.” You may then come near the standing-place of the Holy Prophet (maqam al-nabi) and offer as many prayers as possible therein. You may also offer as many prayers as possible in the Holy Prophet’s Mosque, for the reward of one prayer herein is equal to the reward of one thousand prayers (offered at other places). Whenever you enter or leave the Mosque, you may invoke Almighty Allah’s blessings upon the Holy Prophet. You may also offer prayers at the House of Lady Fatimah (‘a). You may also visit the standing-place of Archangel Gabriel (maqam jibra’il), which lies under the waterspout. At this very place, Archangel Gabriel used to stay after he would ask permission of the Holy Prophet (s). At this place, you may say the following:
اسْالُكَ ايْ جَوَادُ
as'aluka ay jawadu
I beseech You, O All-magnanimous,

ايْ كَرِيمُ
ay karimu
O All-generous,

ايْ قَرِيبُ
ay qaribu
O Nigh,

ايْ بَعِيدُ
ay ba`idu
O Remote,

انْ تَرُدَّ عَلَيَّ نِعْمَتَكَ
an tarudda `alayya ni`mataka
to renew Your boons to me.

Farewell ziarat
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَسْتَوْدِعُكَ اللَّهَ وَ أَسْتَرْعِيكَ وَ أَقْرَأُ عَلَيْكَ السَّلاَمَ‏ آمَنْتُ بِاللَّهِ وَ بِمَا جِئْتَ بِهِ وَ دَلَلْتَ عَلَيْهِ اللَّهُمَّ لاَ تَجْعَلْهُ آخِرَ الْعَهْدِ مِنِّي لِزِيَارَةِ قَبْرِ نَبِيِّكَ‏ فَإِنْ تَوَفَّيْتَنِي قَبْلَ ذَلِكَ فَإِنِّي أَشْهَدُ فِي مَمَاتِي عَلَى مَا شَهِدْتُ عَلَيْهِ فِي حَيَاتِي أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ‏ وَ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُكَ وَ رَسُولُكَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ‏ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ لاَ جَعَلَهُ اللَّهُ آخِرَ تَسْلِيمِي عَلَيْك
assalaamo a’layka yaa rasoolallaahe.. astawde-o’kallaaha wa astar-e’eka wa aqra-o a’laykas salaama aamanto billaahe wa bemaa jea-ta behi wa dalalta a’layhe allaahumma laa taj-a’lho aakheral a’hde minnee le zeyaarate qabre nabiyyeka fa-in tawaffaytanee qabla zaalekafa-innee ash-hado fee mamaatee a’laa maa shahidto a’layhe fee hayaatee an laa elaaha illaa anta wa anna mohammadan a’bdoka wa rasooloka sallallaaho a’layhe wa aalehi ..
Peace be on you, O Apostle of Allah I entrust you with Allah, I request Him to take care of I say “peace be on you”… I believe in Allah, and in that which you brought, and in that to which you guided. O Allah let not my this visitation to the grave of Your Prophet be my last. If You cause me to die before I come here again, then I, bear witness in my death upon what I testify in my lifetime, that there is no god save You, and that Mohammad is Your bondman and Your Apostle, blessing of Allah be on him and his progeny..

In his book of Zad al-Ma`ad, `Allamah al-Majlisi, within the recommended acts on the Seventeenth of Rabi` al-Awwal(click for aamal); the Holy Prophet’s birthday, says that Shaykh al-Mufid, Shaykh al-Shahid, and Sayyid Ibn Tawus instructed the following Ziarat:
Also recited Ziarat of Imam ali(as)on 17 th Rabial Awal

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اشْهَدُ انْ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ
ashhadu an la ilaha illa allahu wahdahu la sharika lahu
I bear witness that there is no god save Allah, alone without having any associate,

وَاشْهَدُ انَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ
wa ashhadu anna muhammadan `abduhu wa rasuluhu
and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger,

وَانَّهُ سَيِّدُ ٱلاوَّلِينَ وَٱلآخِرِينَ
wa annahu sayyidu al-awwalina wal-akhirina
that he is the chief of the ancient and the coming generations,

وَانَّهُ سَيِّدُ ٱلانْبِيَاءِ وَٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
wa annahu sayyidu al-anbya'i walmursalina
and that he is the chief of all Prophets and Messengers.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَىٰ اهْلِ بَيْتِهِ ٱلائِمَةِ ٱلطَّيِّبِينَ
allahumma salli `alayhi wa `ala ahli baytihi al-a'immati alttayyibina
O Allah, send blessings upon him and upon his Household—the Immaculate Imams.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya rasula allahi
Peace be upon you, O Messenger of Allah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَلِيلَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya khalila allahi
Peace be upon you, O Friend of Allah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نَبِيَّ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya nabiyya allahi
Peace be upon you, O Prophet of Allah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا صَفِيَّ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya safiyya allahi
Peace be upon you, O Choice of Allah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رَحْمَةَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya rahmata allahi
Peace be upon you, O Mercy of Allah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خِيَرَةَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya khiyarata allahi
Peace be upon you, O Well-Chosen by Allah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حَبِيبَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya habiba allahi
Peace be upon you, O Most Beloved by Allah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نَجِيبَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya najiba allahi
Peace be upon you, O Selected by Allah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَاتَمَ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya khatama alnnabiyyina
Peace be upon you, O Seal of the Prophets.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَيِّدَ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya sayyida almursalina
Peace be upon you, O Master of the Messengers.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا قَائِماً بِٱلْقِسْطِ
alssalamu `alayka ya qa'iman bilqisti
Peace be upon you, O Maintainer of justice.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا فَاتِحَ ٱلْخَيْرِ
alssalamu `alayka ya fatiha alkhayri
Peace be upon you, O introducer of goodliness.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَعْدِنَ ٱلوَحْيِ وَٱلتَّنْزِيلِ
alssalamu `alayka ya ma`dina alwahyi walttanzili
Peace be upon you, O core of Divine Inspiration and Revelation.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُبَلِّغاً عَنِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya muballighan `ani allahi
Peace be upon you, O conveyor on behalf of Allah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ ايُّهَا ٱلسِّرَاجُ ٱلْمُنِيرُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alssiraju almuniru
Peace be upon you, O light-giving torch.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُبَشِّرُ
alssalamu `alayka ya mubashshiru
Peace be upon you, O conveyor of good tidings (to the believers).

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نَذِيرُ
alssalamu `alayka ya nadhiru
Peace be upon you, O warner (against Allah’s chastisement).

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُنْذِرُ
alssalamu `alayka ya mundhiru
Peace be upon you, O he who warns (against violating Allah’s commands).

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُورَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّذِي يُسْتَضَاءُ بِهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya nura allahi alladhi yustada'u bihi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s Light that spreads luminosity.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَىٰ اهْلِ بَيْتِكَ ٱلطَّيِّبِينَ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ
alssalamu `alayka wa `ala ahli baytika alttayyibina alttahirina
Peace be upon you and upon your Household—the pure, immaculate,

ٱلْهَادِينَ ٱلْمَهْدِيِّينَ
alhadina almahdiyyina
guides, and rightly guided.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَىٰ جَدِّكَ عَبْدِ ٱلْمُطَّلِبِ
alssalamu `alayka wa `ala jaddika `abdi almuttalibi
Peace be upon you and upon your grandfather, `Abd al-Muttalib,

وَعَلَىٰ ابِيكَ عَبْدِ ٱللَّهِ
wa `ala abika `abdi allahi
and upon your father, `Abdullah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ امِّكَ آمِنَةَ بِنْتِ وَهَبٍ
alssalamu `ala ummika aminata binti wahabin
peace be upon your mother, ªminah the daughter of Wahab.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ عَمِّكَ حَمْزَةَ سَيِّدِ ٱلشُّهَدَاءِ
alssalamu `ala `ammika hamzata sayyidi alshshuhada'i
Peace be upon your (paternal) uncle, Hamzah, the master of martyrs.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ عَمِّكَ ٱلعَبَّاسِ بْنِ عَبْدِ ٱلْمُطَّلِبِ
alssalamu `ala `ammika al`abbasi bni `abdi almuttalibi
Peace be upon your uncle, al-`Abbas the son of `Abd al-Muttalib.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ عَمِّكَ وَكَفِيلِكَ ابِي طَالِبٍ
alssalamu `ala `ammika wa kafilika abi talibin
Peace be upon your uncle and your guardian, Abu-Talib.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱبْنِ عَمِّكَ جَعْفَرٍ ٱلطَّيَّارِ فِي جِنَانِ ٱلْخُلْدِ
alssalamu `ala ibni `ammika ja`farin alttayyari fi jinani alkhuldi
Peace be upon your cousin, Ja`far the flying in the gardens of the Paradise of Eternity.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ
alssalamu `alayka ya muhammadu
Peace be upon you, O Muhammad (the praised).

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا احْمَدُ
alssalamu `alayka ya ahmadu
Peace be upon you, O Ahmad (the more praised).

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ اللَّهِ عَلَىٰ ٱلاوَّلِينَ وَٱلآخِرِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya hujjata allahi `ala al-awwalina wal-akhirina
Peace be upon you, O Argument of Allah against the past and coming generations,

وَٱلسَّابِقَ إِلَىٰ طَاعَةِ رَبِّ ٱلعَالَمِينَ
walssabiqa ila ta`ati rabbi al`alamina
foremost to the obedience to the Lord of the worlds,

وَٱلْمُهَيْمِنَ عَلَىٰ رُسُلِهِ
walmuhaymina `ala rusulihi
prevailing over His Messengers,

وَٱلْخَاتِمَ لاِنْبِيَائِهِ
walkhatima li'anbiya'ihi
last of His Prophets,

وَٱلشَّاهِدَ عَلَىٰ خَلْقِهِ
walshshahida `ala khalqihi
witness over all His creatures,

وَٱلشَّفِيعَ إِلَيْهِ
walshshafi`a ilayhi
interceder to Him,

وَٱلْمَكِينَ لَدَيْهِ
walmakina ladayhi
firmly established with Him,

وَٱلْمُطَاعَ فِي مَلَكُوتِهِ
walmuta`a fi malakutihi
obeyed in His Kingdom,

ٱلاحْمَدَ مِنَ ٱلاوْصَافِ
al-ahmada min al-awsafi
winner of the most praised qualities,

ٱلمُحَمَّدَ لِسَائِرِ ٱلاشْرَافِ
almuhammada lisa'iri al-ashrafi
holder of the most praised honors,

ٱلكَرِيمَ عِنْدَ ٱلرَّبِّ
alkarima `inda alrrabbi
honored by the Lord,

وَٱلْمُكَلَّمَ مِنْ وَرَاءِ ٱلْحُجُبِ
walmukallama min wara'i alhujubi
addressee (by Almighty Allah) from behind the (Divine) Veils,

ٱلفَائِزَ بِٱلسِّبَاقِ
alfa'iza bilssibaqi
most advanced in position,

وَٱلفَائِتَ عَنِ ٱللِّحَاقِ
walfa'ita `an allihaqi
and unovertakable.

تَسْلِيمَ عَارِفٍ بِحَقِّكَ
taslima `arifin bihaqqika
I greet you with the greeting of him who acknowledges your right (that is incumbent upon us),

مُعْتَرِفٍ بِٱلتَّقْصِيرِ فِي قِيَامِهِ بِوَاجِبِكَ
mu`tarifin bilttaqsiri fi qiyamihi biwajibika
who confesses of his shortcoming in carrying out his duty towards you,

غَيْرِ مُنْكِرٍ مَا ٱنْتَهَىٰ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ
ghayri munkirin ma intaha ilayhi min fadlika
who does not discuss your limitless virtues,

مُوْقِنٍ بِٱلْمَزِيدَاتِ مِنْ رَبِّكَ
muqinin bilmazidati min rabbika
who is sure that you will have more rewards from your Lord,

مُؤْمِنٍ بِٱلكِتَابِ ٱلْمُنْزَلِ عَلَيْكَ
mu'minin bilkitabi almunzali `alayka
who believes in the Book that was revealed to you,

مُحَلِّلٍ حَلالَكَ
muhallilin halalaka
who deems lawful all that which you deemed lawful,

مُحَرِّمٍ حَرَامَكَ
muharrimin haramaka
and who deems unlawful all that which you deemed unlawful.

اشْهَدُ يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ مَعَ كُلِّ شَاهِدٍ
ashhadu ya rasula allahi ma`a kulli shahidin
O Messenger of Allah, I bear witness—and I join everyone who bears witness

وَاتَحَمَّلُهَا عَنْ كُلِّ جَاحِدٍ
wa atahammaluha `an kulli jahidin
and also bear witness rather than everyone who may deny it—

انَّكَ قَدْ بَلَّغْتَ رِسَالاَتِ رَبِّكَ
annaka qad ballaghta risalati rabbika
that you conveyed the messages of your Lord (flawlessly),

وَنَصَحْتَ لاِمَّتِكَ
wa nasahta li'ummatika
offered your nation good advice,

وَجَاهَدْتَ فِي سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ
wa jahadta fi sabili rabbika
strove in the way of your Lord,

وَصَدَعْتَ بِامْرِهِ
wa sada`ta bi'amrihi
expounded openly what you were commanded to convey,

وَٱحْتَمَلْتَ ٱلاذَىٰ فِي جَنْبِهِ
wahtamalta al-adha fi janbihi
stood harm for the sake of Him,

وَدَعَوْتَ إِلَىٰ سَبِيلِهِ بِٱلْحِكْمَةِ وَٱلْمَوْعِظَةِ ٱلْحَسَنَةِ ٱلْجَمِيلَةِ
wa da`awta ila sabilihi bilhikmati walmaw`izati alhasanati aljamilati
called to the way of Him with excellent wisdom and fair exhortation,

وَادَّيْتَ ٱلحَقَّ ٱلَّذِي كَانَ عَلَيْكَ
wa addayta alhaqqa alladhi kana `alayka
fulfilled the duty with which you were commissioned,

وَانَّكَ قَدْ رَؤُفْتَ بِٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa annaka qad ra'ufta bilmu'minina
you, verily, were compassionate to the believers,

وَغَلُظْتَ عَلَىٰ ٱلكَافِرِينَ
wa ghaluzta `ala alkafirina
strong against the unbelievers,

وَعَبَدْتَ ٱللَّهَ مُخْلِصاً حَتَّىٰ اتَاكَ ٱليَقِينُ
wa `abadta allaha mukhlisan hatta ataka alyaqinu
and you worshipped Allah sincerely until death came upon you.

فَبَلَغَ ٱللَّهُ بِكَ اشْرَفَ مَحَلِّ ٱلْمُكَرَّمِينَ
fabalagha allahu bika ashrafa mahalli almukarramina
Therefore, Almighty Allah has exalted you to the most honorable position of the ennobled ones,

وَاعْلَىٰ مَنَازِلِ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِينَ
wa a`la manazili almuqarrabina
to the most elevated place of the intimate servants of Him,

وَارْفَعَ دَرَجَاتِ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ حَيْثُ لاَ يَلْحَقُكَ لاَحِقٌ
wa arfa`a darajati almursalina haythu la yalhaquka lahiqun
and to the most exalted ranks of the Messengers where none can come up with you,

وَلاَ يفُوقُكَ فَائِقٌ
wa la yafuquka fa'iqun
none can excel you,

وَلاَ يَسْبِقُكَ سَابِقٌ
wa la yasbiquka sabiqun
none can overtake you,

وَلاَ يَطْمَعُ فِي إِدْرَاكِكَ طَامِعٌ
wa la yatma`u fi idrakika tami`un
and none can even think of obtaining your rank.

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي ٱسْتَنْقَذَنَا بِكَ مِنَ ٱلْهَلَكَةِ
alhamdu lillahi alladhi istanqadhana bika min alhalakati
All praise be to Allah Who saved us from perdition through you,

وَهَدَانَا بِكَ مِنَ ٱلضَّلالَةِ
wa hadana bika min alddalalati
Who guided us off misdirection through you,

وَنَوَّرَنَا بِكَ مِنَ ٱلظُّلْمَةِ
wa nawwarana bika min alzzulumati
and Who lit our darkness through you.

فَجَزَاكَ ٱللَّهُ يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ مِنْ مَبْعُوثٍ افْضَلَ مَا جَازَىٰ  نَبِيّاً عَنْ امَّتِهِ
fajazaka allahu ya rasula allahi min mab`uthin afdala ma jaza nabiyyan `an ummatihi
O Messenger of Allah, may Allah reward you, for you are His envoy, with the best rewarding that He has ever conferred upon a prophet on behalf of his people

وَرَسُولاً عَمَّنْ ارْسِلَ إِلَيْهِ
wa rasulan `amman ursila ilayhi
or a messenger on behalf of those to whom He has sent him.

بِابِي انْتَ وَامِّي يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ زُرْتُكَ عَارِفاً بِحَقِّكَ
bi'abi anta wa ummi ya rasula allahi zurtuka `arifan bihaqqika
May Allah accept my father and my mother as ransoms for you, O Messenger of Allah. I am visiting you for I acknowledge your right (that is incumbent upon us),

مُقِرّاً بِفَضْلِكَ
muqirran bifadlika
I confess of your superiority,

مُسْتَبْصِراً بِضَلالَةِ مَنْ خَالَفَكَ وَخَالَفَ اهْلَ بَيْتِكَ
mustabsiran bidalalati man khalafaka wa khalafa ahla baytika
I know for sure about the straying off (from the right path) of those who dissent from you and from your Household,

عَارِفاً بِٱلْهُدَىٰ ٱلَّذِي انْتَ عَلَيْهِ
`arifan bilhuda alladhi anta `alayhi
and I admit the true guidance that you follow (and lead to).

بِابِي انْتَ وَامِّي وَنَفْسِي وَاهْلِي وَمَالِي وَوَلَدِي
bi'abi anta wa ummi wa nafsi wa ahli wa mali wa waladi
May Allah accept my father, my mother, me, my family, my property, and my sons as ransoms for you!

انَا اصَلِّي عَلَيْكَ كَمَا صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ
ana usalli `alayka kama salla allahu `alayka
Let me invoke Almighty Allah’s blessings upon you in the same way as Allah did send blessings upon you

وَصَلَّىٰ عَلَيْكَ مَلائِكَتُهُ وَانْبِيَاؤُهُ وَرُسُلُهُ
wa salla `alayka mala'ikatuhu wa anbiya'uhu wa rusuluhu
and so did His angels, Prophets, and Messengers;

صَلاةً مُتَتَابِعَةً وَافِرَةً مُتَوَاصِلَةً
salatan mutatabi`atan wafiratan mutawasilatan
such blessings that are consecutive, abundant,

لاَ ٱنْقِطَاعَ لَهَا وَلاَ امَدَ وَلاَ اجَلَ
la inqita`a laha wa la amada wa la ajala
continuous, incessant, infinite, and unlimited.

صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَىٰ اهْلِ بَيْتِكَ ٱلطَّيِّبِينَ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ كَمَا انْتُمْ اهْلُهُ
salla allahu `alayka wa `ala ahli baytika alttayyibina alttahirina kama antum ahluhu
May Allah send blessings upon you and upon your Household, the pure and immaculate, as much as you deserve.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْ جَوَامِعَ صَلَوَاتِكَ
allahumma ij`al jawami`a salawatika
O Allah, (please do) make You complete blessings,

وَنَوَامِيَ بَرَكَاتِكَ
wa nawamiya barakatika
Your perfect benedictions,

وَفَوَاضِلَ خَيْرَاتِكَ
wa fawadila khayratika
Your most virtuous boons,

وَشَرَائِفَ تَحِيَّاتِكَ وَتَسْلِيمَاتِكَ
wa shara'ifa tahiyyatika wa taslimatika
and Your most honorable greetings, salutations,

وَكَرَامَاتِكَ وَرَحَمَاتِكَ
wa karamatika wa rahamatika
dignities, and mercy,

وَصَلَوَاتِ مَلائِكَتِكَ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِينَ
wa salawati mala'ikatika almuqarrabina
as well as the blessings of Your archangels,

وَانْبِيَائِكَ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
wa anbiya'ika almursalina
your commissioned Prophets,

وَائِمَّتِكَ ٱلْمُنْتَجَبِينَ
wa a'immatika almuntajabina
Your elite Imams,

وَعِبَادِكَ ٱلصَّالِحِينَ
wa `ibadika alssalihina
Your righteous servants,

وَاهْلِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلارَضِينَ
wa ahli alssamawati wal-aradina
the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth,

وَمَنْ سَبَّحَ لَكَ يَا رَبَّ ٱلعَالَمِينَ
wa man sabbaha laka ya rabba al`alamina
and (the blessings of) everyone who glorified You, O Lord of the worlds,

مِنَ ٱلاوَّلِينَ وَٱلآخِرِينَ
mina al-awwalina wal-akhirina
from the past and the coming generations—

عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ
`ala muhammadin `abdika wa rasulika
make all these pour forth upon Muhammad; Your servant, Your messenger,

وَشَاهِدِكَ وَنَبِيِّكَ
wa shahidika wa nabiyyika
Your witness, Your Prophet,

وَنَذِيرِكَ وَامِينِكَ
wa nadhirika wa aminika
Your warner, Your trustee,

وَمَكِينِكَ وَنَجِيِّكَ
wa makinika wa najiyyika
Your firmly established (in truth), Your confidante,

وَنَجِيبِكَ وَحَبِيبِكَ
wa najibika wa habibika
Your elite, Your most beloved,

وَخَلِيلِكَ وَصَفِيِّكَ
wa khalilika wa safiyyika
Your friend, Your choice,

وَصَفْوَتِكَ وَخَاصَّتِكَ
wa safwatika wa khassatika
Your notable, Your elect,

وَخَالِصَتِكَ وَرَحْمَتِكَ
wa khalisatika wa rahmatika
Your well-chosen, Your mercy,

وَخَيْرِ خِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
wa khayri khiyaratika min khalqika
the best of Your created beings,

نَبِيِّ ٱلرَّحْمَةِ
nabiyyi alrrahmati
the Prophet of mercy,

وَخَازِنِ ٱلْمَغْفِرَةِ
wa khazini almaghfirati
the storer of forgiveness,

وَقَائِدِ ٱلْخَيْرِ وَٱلبَرَكَةِ
wa qa'idi alkhayri walbarakati
the leader to goodliness and blessing,

وَمُنْقِذِ ٱلْعِبَادِ مِنَ ٱلْهَلَكَةِ بِإِذْنِكَ
wa munqidhi al`ibadi mina alhalakati bi'idhnika
the savior of the servants (of Almighty Allah) from perdition by Your permission,

وَدَاعِيهِمْ إِلَىٰ دِينِكَ
wa da`ihim ila dinika
the caller of them to Your religion,

الْقَيِّمِ بِامْرِكَ
alqayyimi bi'amrika
the custodian by Your order,

اوَّلِ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ مِيثَاقاً
awwali alnnabiyyina mithaqan
the first Prophet to make the covenant,

وَآخِرِهِمْ مَبْعَثاً
wa akhirihim mab`athan
and the last Prophet to be sent (to humanity),

ٱلَّذِي غَمَسْتَهُ فِي بَحْرِ ٱلفَضِيلَةِ
alladhi ghamastahu fi bahri alfadilati
whom You have immersed in the ocean of virtue,

وَٱلْمَنْزِلَةِ ٱلْجَلِيلَةِ
walmanzilati aljalilati
in the lofty rank,

وَٱلدَّرَجَةِ ٱلرَّفِيعَةِ
walddarajati alrrafi`ati
in the elevated level,

وَٱلْمَرْتَبَةِ ٱلْخَطِيرَةِ
walmartabati alkhatirati
and in the exalted position;

وَاوْدَعْتَهُ ٱلاصْلاَبَ ٱلطَّاهِرَةَ
wa awda`tahu al-aslaba alttahirata
and whom You entrusted in the pure loins

وَنَقَلْتَهُ مِنْهَا إِلَىٰ ٱلارْحَامِ ٱلْمُطَهَّرَةِ
wa naqaltahu minha ila al-arhami almutahharati
and moved to the immaculate wombs

لُطْفاً مِنْكَ لَهُ
lutfan minka lahu
out of Your kindness to him

وَتَحَنُّناً مِنْكَ عَلَيْهِ
wa tahannnan minka `alayhi
and Your compassion to him.

إِذْ وَكَّلْتَ لِصَوْنِهِ وَحِرَاسَتِهِ
idh wakkalta lisawnihi wa hirasatihi
In order to safeguard, to shield,

وَحِفْظِهِ وَحِيَاطَتِهِ
wa hifzihi wa hiyatatihi
to protect, and to defend him,

مِنْ قُدْرَتِكَ عَيْناً عَاصِمَةً
min qudratika `aynan `asimatan
You assigned, out of Your omnipotence, a protective lookout over him

حَجَبْتَ بِهَا عَنْهُ مَدَانِسَ ٱلعَهْرِ
hajabta biha `anhu madanisa al`ahri
to keep him from the impurities of adultery

وَمَعَائِبَ ٱلسِّفَاحِ
wa ma`a'iba alssifahi
and from the defects of fornication;

حَتَّىٰ رَفَعْتَ بِهِ نَوَاظِرَ ٱلعِبَادِ
hatta rafa`ta bihi nawazira al`ibadi
thus, You raised the sights of the servants through him

وَاحْيَيْتَ بِهِ مَيْتَ ٱلبِلادِ
wa ahyayta bihi mayta albiladi
and revived the derelict lands

بِانْ كَشَفْتَ عَنْ نُورِ وِلادَتِهِ ظُلَمَ ٱلاسْتَارِ
bi'an kashafta `an nuri wiladatihi zulama al-astari
when You removed the screening murk by the light of his birth

وَالْبَسْتَ حَرَمَكَ بِهِ حُلَلَ ٱلانْوَارِ
wa albasta haramaka bihi hulala al-anwari
and dressed Your Holy Precinct the garments of brightness through him.

اَللَّهُمَّ فَكَمَا خَصَصْتَهُ بِشرَفِ هٰذِهِ ٱلْمَرْتَبَةِ ٱلكَرِيمَةِ
allahumma fakama khasastahu bishrafi hadhihi almartabati alkarimati
O Allah, as You have given him exclusively the honor of this noble rank

وَذُخْرِ هٰذِهِ ٱلْمَنْقَبَةِ ٱلعَظِيمَةِ
wa dhukhri hadhihi almanqabati al`azimati
and the privilege of this great merit,

صَلِّ عَلَيْهِ كَمَا وَفَىٰ بِعَهْدِكَ
salli `alayhi kama wafa bi`ahdika
(please do) bless him for he fulfilled his covenant to You,

وَبَلَّغَ رِسَالاَتِكَ
wa ballagha risalatika
conveyed all Your messages,

وَقَاتَلَ اهْلَ ٱلْجُحُودِ عَلَىٰ تَوْحِيدِكَ
wa qatala ahla aljuhudi `ala tawhidika
fought against the infidels in order to prove Your Oneness,

وَقَطَعَ رَحِمَ ٱلكُفْرِ فِي إِعْزَازِ دِينِكَ
wa qata`a rahima alkufri fi i`zazi dinika
exterminated the womb of atheism in order to strengthen Your religion,

وَلَبِسَ ثَوْبَ ٱلبَلْوَىٰ فِي مُجَاهَدَةِ اعْدَائِكَ
wa labisa thawba albalwa fi mujahadati a`da'ika
and dressed himself the garb of misfortune in order to struggle against Your enemies.

وَاوْجَبْتَ لَهُ بِكُلِّ اذَىٰ مَسَّهُ
wa awjabta lahu bikulli adhan massahu
Hence, You have given him as recompense for any harm that inflicted him,

اوْ كَيْدٍ احَسَّ بِهِ
aw kaydin ahassa bihi
any trickery that he faced

مِنَ ٱلفِئَةِ ٱلَّتِي حَاوَلَتْ قَتْلَهُ
min alfi'ati allati hawalat qatlahu
from the faction who tried to assassinate him;

فَضِيلَةً تَفُوقُ ٱلفَضَائِلَ
fadilatan tafuqu alfada'ila
a merit that excels all other merits

وَيَمْلِكُ بِهَا ٱلْجَزِيلَ مِنْ نَوَالِكَ
wa yamliku biha aljazila min nawalika
and due to which he possessed Your abundant gifts.

وَقَدْ اسَرَّ ٱلْحَسْرَةَ
wa qad asarra alhasrata
In return, he hid his sadness,

وَاخْفَىٰ ٱلزَّفْرَةَ
wa akhfa alzzafrata
concealed his grief,

وَتَجَرَّعَ ٱلغُصَّةَ
wa tajarr`a alghussata
swallowed the pang,

وَلَمْ يَتَخَطَّ مَا مَثَّلَ لَهُ وَحْيُكَ
wa lam yatakhatta ma maththala lahu wahyuka
and never did he violate the instructions of Your Revelation.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَىٰ اهْلِ بَيْتِهِ صَلاةً تَرْضَاهَا لَهُمْ
allahumma salli `alayhi wa `ala ahli baytihi salatan tardaha lahum
O Allah, (please do) send blessings upon him and his Household—blessings that You please for them,

وَبَلِّغْهُمْ مِنَّا تَحِيَّةً كَثِيرَةً وَسَلاَماً
wa balligh-hum minna tahiyyatan kathiratan wa salaman
and convey our abundant greetings and compliments to him,

وَآتِنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ فِي مُوَالاَتِهِمْ فَضْلاً وَإِحْسَاناً
wa atina min ladunka fi muwalatihim fadlan wa ihsanan
and give us - from You on account of our loyalty to them - favors, kindness,

وَرَحْمَةً وَغُفْرَاناً
wa rahmatan wa ghufranan
mercy, and forgiveness.

إِنَّكَ ذُو ٱلفَضْلِ ٱلعَظِيمِ
innaka dhulfadli al`azimi
Verily, You are the Lord of great favor.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ قُلْتَ لِنَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma innaka qulta linabiyyika muhammadin
O Allah, You have said to Your Prophet Muhammad—

صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ:
salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
may Allah bless him and his Household:

«وَلَوْ انَّهُمْ إِذْ ظَلَمُوٱ انْفُسَهُمْ
walaw annahum idh zalamu anfusahum
“And had they, when they were unjust to themselves,

جَاؤُوكَ فَٱسْتَغْفَرُوٱ ٱللَّهَ
ja'uka fastaghfaru allaha
come to you and asked forgiveness of Allah

وَٱسْتَغْفَرَ لَهُمُ ٱلرَّسُولُ
wastaghfara lahumu alrrasulu
and the Messenger had (also) asked forgiveness for them,

لَوَجَدُوٱ ٱللَّهَ تَوَّاباً رَحِيماً.»
lawajadu allaha tawwaban rahiman
they would have found Allah Oft-returning (to mercy), Merciful.”

وَلَمْ احْضُرْ زَمَانَ رَسُولِكَ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
wa lam ahdur zamana rasulika `alayhi wa alihi alssalamu
I was not present at the age of Your Messenger—peace be upon him and his Household.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَقَدْ زُرْتُهُ رَاغِباً تَائِباً مِنْ سَيِّءِ عَمَلِي
allahumma wa qad zurtuhu raghiban ta'iban min sayyi'i `amali
O Allah, I have visited him desiring, repenting from my ill deeds,

وَمُسْتَغْفِراً لَكَ مِنْ ذُنُوبِي
wa mustaghfiran laka min dhunubi
imploring forgiveness of my sins,

وَمُقِرّاً لَكَ بِهَا وَانْتَ اعْلَمُ بِهَا مِنِّي
wa muqirran laka biha wa anta a`lamu biha minni
confessing of my having committed these sins although You know them more than I do,

وَمُتَوَجِّهاً إِلَيْكَ بِنَبِيِّكَ نَبِيِّ ٱلرَّحْمَةِ
wa mutawajjihan ilayka binabiyyika nabiyyi alrrahmati
and turning my face towards You in the name of Your Prophet, the Prophet of Mercy—

صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salawatuka `alayhi wa alihi
may Your blessings be upon him and his Household.

فَٱجْعَلْنِي ٱللَّهُمَّ بِمُحَمَّدٍ وَاهْلِ بَيْتِهِ عِنْدَكَ وَجِيهاً
faj`alni allahumma bimuhammadin wa ahli baytihi `indaka wajihan
O Allah, in the name of Muhammad and his Household, (please do) make me illustrious

فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ وَمِنَ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِينَ
fi alddunya wal-akhirati wa min almuqarrabina
in this world as well as the Next World and one of those brought near to You.

يَا مُحَمَّدُ
ya muhammadu
O Muhammad!

يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ
ya rasula allahi
O Messenger of Allah!

بِابِي انْتَ وَامِّي
bi'abi anta wa ummi
May Allah accept my father and mother as ransoms for you!

يَا نَبِيَّ ٱللَّهِ
ya nabiyya allahi
O Prophet of Allah!

يَا سَيِّدَ خَلْقِ ٱللَّهِ
ya sayyida khalqi allahi
O chief of all created beings of Allah!

إِنِّي اتَوَجَّهُ بِكَ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ رَبِّكَ وَرَبِّي
inni atawajjahu bika ila allahi rabbika wa rabbi
In Your name do I turn my face towards Allah, my and your Lord,

لِيَغْفِرَ لِي ذُنُوبِي
liyaghfira li dhunubi
so that He may forgive my sins,

وَيَتَقَبَّلَ مِنِّي عَمَلِي
wa yataqabbala minni `amali
accept my deeds,

وَيَقْضِيَ لِي حَوَائِجِي
wa yaqdiya li hawa'iji
and settle my requests.

فَكُنْ لِي شَفِيعاً عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ وَرَبِّي
fakun li shafi`an `inda rabbika wa rabbi
Therefore, be my interceder before your and my Lord,

فَنِعْمَ ٱلْمَسْؤُولُ ٱلْمَوْلَىٰ رَبِّي
fani`ma almas'ulu almawla rabbi
for my Lord, the Master, is the best besought

وَنِعْمَ ٱلشَّفِيعُ انْتَ
wa ni`ma alshshafi`u anta
and You are the best interceder.

يَا مُحَمَّدُ
ya muhammadu
O Muhammad!

عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَىٰ اهْلِ بَيتِكَ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
`alayka wa `ala ahli baytika alssalamu
May peace be upon you and upon your Household.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَاوْجِبْ لِي مِنْكَ ٱلْمَغْفِرَةَ وَٱلرَّحْمَةَ
allahumma wa awjib li minka almaghfirata walrrahmata
O Allah, (please do) confer upon me with forgiveness, mercy,

وَٱلرِّزْقَ ٱلوَاسِعَ ٱلطَّيِّبَ ٱلنَّافِعَ
walrrizqa alwasi`a alttayyiba alnnafi`a
and sustenance that is outgoing, good, and beneficial from Your Presence

كَمَا اوْجَبْتَ لِمَنْ اتَىٰ نَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّداً
kama awjabta liman ata nabiyyaka muhammadan
in the same way as You conferred upon him who came to Your Prophet, Muhammad, when he was alive,

صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salawatuka `alayhi wa alihi
may your blessings be upon him and his Household,

وَهُوَ حَيٌّ فَاقَرَّ لَهُ بِذُنُوبِهِ
wa huwa hayyun fa'aqarra lahu bidhunubihi
and confessed of his sins.

وَٱسْتَغْفَرَ لَهُ رَسُولُكَ
wastaghfara lahu rasuluka
Thus, Your Messenger prayed You to forgive him.

عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
`alayhi wa alihi alssalamu
May your blessings be upon him and his Household.

فَغَفَرْتَ لَهُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
faghafarta lahu birahmatika ya arhama alrrahimina
And You did forgive him out of Your mercy, O most Merciful of all those who show mercy.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَقَدْ امَّلْتُكَ وَرَجَوْتُكَ
allahumma wa qad ammaltuka wa rajawtuka
O Allah, I now put my hope in You, please You,

وَقُمْتُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ
wa qumtu bayna yadayka
stand before You,

وَرَغِبْتُ إِلَيْكَ عَمَّنْ سِوَاكَ
wa raghibtu ilayka `amman siwaka
desire for You other than anyone else,

وَقَدْ امَّلْتُ جَزِيلَ ثَوَابِكَ
wa qad ammaltu jazila thawabika
and hope for Your abundant reward

وَإِنِّي لَمُقِرٌّ غَيْرُ مُنْكِرٍ
wa inni lamuqirrun ghayru munkirin
while I confess of my sins and I do not deny them,

وَتَائِبٌ إِلَيْكَ مِمَّا ٱقْتَرَفْتُ
wa ta'ibun ilayka mimma iqtaraftu
I repent to You from whatever I have committed,

وَعَائِذٌ بِكَ فِي هٰذَا ٱلْمَقَامِ
wa `a'idhun bika fi hadha almaqami
and I seek refuge with You from this position

مِمَّا قَدَّمْتُ مِنَ ٱلاعْمَالِ
mimma qaddamtu min al-a`mali
against the deeds that I have committed

ٱلَّتِي تَقَدَّمْتَ إِلَيَّ فِيهَا وَنَهَيْتَنِي عَنْهَا
allati taqaddamta ilayya fiha wa nahaytani `anha
although You, firstly, had introduced them to me as prohibited, warned me against committing them,

وَاوْعَدْتَ عَلَيْهَا ٱلعِقَابَ
wa aw`adta `alayha al`iqaba
and threatened me with Your punishment if I would violate.

وَاعُوذُ بِكَرَمِ وَجْهِكَ
wa a`udhu bikarami wajhika
And I seek shelter with the nobility of Your Face

انْ تُقِيمَنِي مَقَامَ ٱلْخِزْيِ وَٱلذُّلِّ
an tuqimani maqama alkhizyi waldhdhulli
lest You impose upon me the situation of disgrace and humility

يَوْمَ تُهْتَكُ فِيهِ ٱلاسْتَارُ
yawma tuhtaku fihi al-astaru
on the day when the veils will be exposed,

وَتَبْدُو فِيهِ ٱلاسْرَارُ وَٱلفَضَائِحُ
wa tabdu fihi al-asraru walfada'ihu
the secrets and scandals will be disclosed,

وَتَرْعَدُ فِيهِ ٱلفَرَائِصُ
wa tar`adu fihi alfara'isu
and the muscles will writhe with fear;

يَوْمَ ٱلْحَسْرَةِ وَٱلنَّدَامَةِ
yawma alhasrati walnnadamati
on the day of regret and remorse,

يَوْمَ ٱلآفِكَةِ
yawma al-afikati
the day of exposing the liars,

يَوْمَ ٱلآزِفَةِ
yawma al-azifati
the day of the approaching doom,

يَوْمَ ٱلتَّغَابُنِ
yawma alttaghabuni
the day of assembling,

يَوْمَ ٱلفَصْلِ
yawma alfasli
the day of separation,

يَوْمَ ٱلْجَزَاءِ
yawma aljaza'i
the day of punishment,

يَوْماً كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُ خَمْسِينَ الْفَ سَنَةٍ
yawman kana miqdaruhu khamsina alfa sanatin
the day the measure of which is fifty thousand years,

يَوْمَ ٱلنَّفْخَةِ
yawma alnnafkhati
the day of the blowing,

يَوْمَ تَرْجُفُ ٱلرَّاجِفَةُ
yawma tarjufu alrrajifatu
the day on which the quaking land shall quake

تَتْبَعُهَا ٱلرَّادِفَةُ
tatba`uha alrradifatu
followed by oft-repeated commotions,

يَوْمَ ٱلنَّشْرِ
yawma alnnashri
the day of raising the dead,

يَوْمَ ٱلعَرْضِ
yawma al`ardi
the day of exposition before the Fire,

يَوْمَ يَقُومُ ٱلنَّاسُ لِرَبِّ ٱلعَالَمِينَ
yawma yaqumu alnnasu lirabbi al`alamina
the day when all mankind stand before the Lord of the Worlds,

يَوْمَ يَفِرُّ ٱلْمَرْءُ مِنْ اخِيهِ
yawma yafirru almar'u min akhihi
the day when a man flees from his brother,

وَامِّهِ وَابِيهِ
wa ummihi wa abihi
his mother, his father,

وَصَاحِبَتِهِ وَبَنِيهِ
wa sahibatihi wa banihi
his wife, and his children,

يَوْمَ تَشَقَّقُ ٱلارْضُ وَاكْنَافُ ٱلسَّمَاءِ
yawma tashaqqaqu al-ardu wa aknafu alssama'i
the day when the earth and the sides of the heavens will split asunder,

يَوْمَ تَاتِي كُلُّ نَفْسٍ تُجَادِلُ عَنْ نَفْسِهَا
yawma ta'ti kullu nafsin tujadilu `an nafsiha
the day when every soul will come pleading for itself,

يَوْمَ يُرَدُّونَ إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ فَيُنَبِّئُهُمْ بِمَا عَمِلُوٱ
yawma yuradduna ila allahi fayunabbi'uhum bima `amilu
the day when they will be relegated to Allah Who will inform them of what they did,

يَوْمَ لاَ يُغْنِي مَوْلَىٰ عَنْ مَوْلَىٰ شَيْئاً
yawma la yughni mawlan `an mawlan shay'an
the day when a friend can in naught avail his friend

وَلاَ هُمْ يُنْصَرُونَ
wa la hum yunsaruna
nor can they be helped

إِلاَّ مَنْ رَحِمَ ٱللَّهُ
illa man rahima allahu
save him on whom Allah will have mercy.

إِنَّهُ هُوَ ٱلعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ
innahi huwa al`azizu alrrahimu
Lo! He is the Mighty, the Merciful,

يَوْمَ يُرَدُّونَ إِلَىٰ عَالِمِ ٱلغَيْبِ وَٱلشَّهَادَةِ
yawma yuradduna ila `alimi alghaybi walshshahadati
the day when they will be returned to the Knower of the invisible and the visible,

يَوْمَ يُرَدُّونَ إِلَىٰ اللَّهِ مَوْلاهُمُ ٱلْحَقِّ
yawma yuradduna ila allahi mawlahumu alhaqqi
the day when they will be restored to Allah, their Lord, the Just,

يَوْمَ يَخْرُجُونَ مِنَ ٱلاجْدَاثِ سِرَاعاً
yawma yakhrujuna min al-ajdathi sira`an
the day when they come forth from the graves in haste,

كَانَّهُمْ إِلَىٰ نُصُبٍ يُوفِضُونَ
ka'annahum ila nusubin yufiduna
as racing to a goal

وَكَانَّهُمْ جَرَادٌ مُنْتَشِرٌ
wa ka'annahum jaradun muntashirun
and as locusts spreading abroad,

مُهْطِعِينَ إِلَىٰ ٱلدَّاعِي
muhti`ina ila aldda`i
hastening toward the Summoner—

إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ
ila allahi
to Allah,

يَوْمَ ٱلوَاقِعَةِ
yawma alwaqi`ati
the day of the event inevitable

يَوْمَ تُرَجُّ ٱلارْضُ رَجّاً
yawma turajju al-ardu rajjan
when  the earth will be shaken with a shock,

يَوْمَ تَكُونُ ٱلسَّمَاءُ كَٱلْمُهْلِ
yawma takunu alssama'u kalmuhli
the day when the sky will become as molten copper

وَتَكُونُ ٱلْجِبَالُ كَٱلعِهْنِ
wa takunu aljibalu kal`ihni
and the hills become as flakes of wool

وَلاَ يَسْالُ حَمِيمٌ حَمِيماً
wa la yas'alu hamimun hamiman
and no familiar friend will ask a question of his friend,

يَوْمَ ٱلشَّاهِدِ وَٱلْمَشْهُودِ
yawma alshshahidi walmash-hudi
the day of the witness and that whereunto he bears testimony,

يَوْمَ تَكُونُ ٱلْمَلائِكَةُ صَفّاً صَفّاً
yawma takunu almala'ikatu saffan saffan
and they day when the angels will come rank on rank.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱرْحَمْ مَوْقِفِي فِي ذٰلِكَ ٱليَوْمِ بِمَوْقِفِي فِي هٰذَا ٱليَوْمِ
allahumma irham mawqifi fi dhalika alyawmi bimawqifi fi hadha alyawmi
O Allah, (please do) have mercy upon my situation on that day (when I will be stopped for interrogation) for my current situation,

وَلاَ تُخْزِنِي فِي ذٰلِكَ ٱلْمَوْقِفِ بِمَا جَنَيْتُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِي
wa la tukhzini fi dhalika almawqifi bima janaytu `ala nafsi
and do not confound me at that situation for the wrongdoings that I have committed against myself.

وَٱجْعَلْ يَا رَبِّ فِي ذٰلِكَ ٱليَوْمِ مَعَ اوْلِيَائِكَ مُنْطَلَقِي
waj`al ya rabbi fi dhalika alyawmi ma`a awliya'ika muntalaqi
O my Lord, (please do) group me, on that day, with Your intimate servants,

وَفِي زُمْرَةِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاهْلِ بَيْتِهِ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ مَحْشَرِي
wa fi zumrati muhammadin wa ahli baytihi `alayhimu alssalamu mahshari
include me with the company of Muhammad and his Household—peace be upon them—

وَٱجْعَلْ حَوْضَهُ مَوْرِدِي
waj`al hawdahu mawridi
make the Pond of him (i.e. the Holy Prophet) to be my arrival point,

وَفِي ٱلغُرِّ ٱلكِرَامِ مَصْدَرِي
wa fi alghurri alkirami masdari
make me a place among the honorable, white-forehead group,

وَاعْطِنِي كِتَابِي بِيَمِينِي
wa a`tini kitabi biyamini
and give me my Record (of deeds) in my right hand

حَتَّىٰ افُوزَ بِحَسَنَاتِي
hatta afuza bihasanati
so that I will succeed due to my rewards,

وَتُبَيِّضَ بِهِ وَجْهِي
wa tubayyida bihi wajhi
You will make my face white,

وَتُيَسِّرَ بِهِ حِسَابِي
wa tuyassira bihi hisabi
You will make easy for me my reckoning,

وَتُرَجِّحَ بِهِ مِيزَانِي
wa turajjiha bihi mizani
You will make my pan of the Scale (of deeds) outweigh,

وَامْضِيَ مَعَ ٱلفَائِزِينَ
wa amdiya ma`a alfa'izina
and I will join the triumphant ones

مِنْ عِبَادِكَ ٱلصَّالِحِينَ
min `ibadika alssalihina
among Your righteous servants

إِلَىٰ رِضْوَانِكَ وَجِنَانِكَ
ila ridwanika wa jinanika
to Your Pleasure and gardens of Paradise.

إِلٰهَ ٱلعَالَمِينَ
ilaha al`alamina
O God of the Worlds!

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ انْ تَفْضَحَنِي فِي ذٰلِكَ ٱليَوْمِ
allahumma inni a`udhu bika min an tafdahani fi dhalika alyawmi
O Allah, I do seek Your protection lest You may expose me on that day

بَيْنَ يَدَي ٱلْخَلائِقِ بِجَرِيرَتِي
bayna yaday alkhala'iqi bijarirati
in the presence of Your creatures because of my sins,

او اَنْ الْقَىٰ ٱلْخِزْيَ وَٱلنَّدَامَةَ بِخَطِيئَتِي
aw an alqa alkhizya walnnadamata bikhati'ati
or I may encounter disgrace and regret due to my wrongdoings,

اوْ انْ تُظْهِرَ فِيهِ سَيِّئَاتِي عَلَىٰ حَسَنَاتِي
aw an tuzhira fihi sayyi'ati `ala hasanati
or You may make my evildoings outweigh my good deeds,

اوْ انْ تُنَوِّهَ بَيْنَ ٱلْخَلاَئِقِ بِٱسْمِي
aw an tunawwiha bayna alkhala'iqi bismi
or You may declare my name as loser amongst Your creatures.

يَا كَرِيمُ يَا كَرِيمُ
ya karimu ya karimu
O All-generous, O All-generous,

ٱلعَفْوَ ٱلعَفْوَ
al`afwa al`afwa
(I beg You for) pardon, (I beg You for) pardon,

ٱلسِّتْرَ ٱلسِّتْرَ
alssitra alssitra
(I beg You for) covering (my evildoings), (I beg You for) covering (my evildoings).

اَللَّهُمَّ وَاعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ انْ يَكُونَ فِي ذٰلِكَ ٱليَوْمِ
allahumma wa a`udhu bika min an yakuna fi dhalika alyawmi
O Allah, I also seek Your protection against including me, on that day,

فِي مَوَاقِفِ ٱلاشْرَارِ مَوْقِفِي
fi mawaqifi al-ashrari mawqifi
with the line of the evils

اوْ فِي مَقَامِ ٱلاشْقِيَاءِ مَقَامِي
aw fi maqami al-ashqiya'i maqami
or add me to the row of the wretched ones.

وَإِذَا مَيَّزْتَ بَيْنَ خَلْقِكَ
wa idha mayyazta bayna khalqika
When You shall distinguish between Your creatures

فَسُقْتَ كُلاًّ بِاعْمَالِهِمْ
fasuqta kullan bi'a`malihim
and drive each group –according to their deeds-

زُمَراً إِلَىٰ مَنَازِلِهِمْ
zumaran ila manazilihim
to their final abodes in groups,

فَسُقْنِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ مَعَ عِبَادِكَ ٱلصَّالِحِينَ
fasuqni birahmatika ma`a `ibadika alssalihina
(please do) line me up, in the name of Your mercy, with the group of Your righteous servants,

وَفِي زُمْرَةِ اوْلِيَائِكَ ٱلْمُتَّقِينَ
wa fi zumrati awliya'ika almuttaqina
and drive me with the group of the Your pious, intimate servants

إِلَىٰ جَنَّاتِكَ يَا رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
ila jannatika ya rabba al`alamina
to the gardens of Your Paradise, O Lord of the Worlds!

Then you may bid farewell..
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya rasula allahi
Peace be upon you, O Messenger of Allah.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ ايُّهَا ٱلْبَشِيرُ ٱلنَّذِيرُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha albashiru alnnadhiru
Peace be upon you, O conveyor of good tidings (to the believers) and warner (against Allah’s chastisement).

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ ايُّهَا ٱلسِّرَاجُ ٱلْمُنِيرُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alssiraju almuniru
Peace be upon you, O light-giving torch.

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ ايُّهَا ٱلسَّفِيرُ بَيْنَ ٱللَّهِ وَبَيْنَ خَلْقِهِ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alssafiru bayna allahi wa bayna khalqihi
Peace be upon you, O intercessor between Allah and His creatures.

اشْهَدُ يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ انَّكَ كُنْتَ نُوراً فِي ٱلاصْلاَبِ ٱلشَّامِخَةِ
ashhadu ya rasula allahi annaka kunta nuran fi al-aslabi alshshamikhati
I bear witness, O Messenger of Allah, that You were light in the lofty loins

وَٱلارْحَامِ الْمُطَهَّرَةِ
wal-arhami almutahharati
and purified wombs.

لَمْ تُنَجِّسْكَ ٱلْجَاهِلِيَّةُ بِانْجَاسِهَا
lam tunajjiska aljahiliyyatu bi'anjasiha
The ignorance could not stain you with its impurities

وَلَمْ تُلْبِسْكَ مِنْ مُدْلَهِمَّاتِ ثِيَابِهَا
wa lam tulbiska min mudlahimmati thiyabiha
or dress you its gloomy garbs.

وَاَشْهَدُ يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ انِّي مُؤْمِنٌ بِكَ
wa ashhadu ya rasula allahi anni mu'minun bika
I also bear witness, O Messenger of Allah, that I have faith in you

وَبِٱلائِمَّةِ مِنْ اهْلِ بَيْتِكَ
wa bil-a'immati min ahli baytika
and in the Imams from your Household,

مُوقِنٌ بِجَمِيعِ مَا اتَيْتَ بِهِ
muqinun bijami`i ma atayta bihi
and I believe in all that which you have brought,

رَاضٍ مُؤْمِنٌ
radin mu'minun
satisfactorily and faithfully.

وَاشْهَدُ انَّ ٱلائِمَّةَ مِنْ اهْلِ بَيْتِكَ اعْلامُ ٱلْهُدَىٰ
wa ashhadu ann al-a'immata min ahli baytika a`lamu alhuda
And I bear witness that the Imams from your Household are the signs of (true) guidance,

وَٱلعُرْوَةُ ٱلوُثْقَىٰ
wal`urwatu alwuthqa
the Firmest Handle,

وَٱلْحُجَّةُ عَلَىٰ اهْلِ ٱلدُّنْيَا
walhujjatu `ala ahli alddunya
and the arguments against the inhabitants in this world.

اَللَّهُمَّ لاَ تَجْعَلْهُ آخِرَ ٱلعَهْدِ مِنْ زِيَارَةِ نَبِيِّكَ
allahumma la taj`alhu akhira al`ahdi min ziyarati nabiyyika
O Allah, (please) do not make it the last of my pilgrimage to (the tomb of) Your Prophet—

عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
`alayhi wa alihi alssalamu
peace be upon him and his Household.

وَإِنْ تَوَفَّيْتَنِي فَإِنِّي اشْهَدُ فِي مَمَاتِي
wa in tawaffaytani fa'inni ashhadu fi mamati
If you decide to grasp my soul, I will bear witness in my death,

عَلَىٰ مَا اشْهَدُ عَلَيْهِ فِي حَيَاتِي
`ala ma ashhadu `alayhi fi hayati
as same as I have born witness in my lifetime,

انَّكَ انْتَ ٱللَّهُ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ
annaka anta allahu la ilaha illa anta
that Your are verily Allah; there is no god save You,

وَحْدَكَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَكَ
wahdaka la sharika laka
alone without having any associate,

وَاَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُكَ وَرَسُولُكَ
wa anna muhammadan `abduka wa rasuluka
that Muhammad is Your servant and Messenger,

وَانَّ ٱلائِمَّةَ مِنْ اهْلِ بَيْتِهِ اوْلِيَاؤُكَ وَانْصَارُكَ
wa anna al-a'immata min ahli baytihi awliya'uka wa ansaruka
and that the Imams from his Household are Your intimate servants, Your supporters,

وَحُجَجُكَ عَلَىٰ خَلْقِكَ
wa hujajuka `ala khalqika
Your Arguments against Your creatures,

وَخُلَفَاؤُكَ فِي عِبَادِكَ
wa khulafa'uka fi `ibadika
Your representatives amongst Your servants,

وَاعْلامُكَ فِي بِلاَدِكَ
wa a`lamuka fi biladika
Your signs in Your lands,

وَخُزَّانُ عِلْمِكَ
wa khuzzanu `ilmika
the custodians of Your knowledge,

وَحَفَظَةُ سِرِّكَ
wa hafazatu sirrika
the keepers of Your secret,

وَتَرَاجِمَةُ وَحْيِكَ
wa tarajimatu wahyika
and the interpreters of Your Revelation.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad

وَبَلِّغْ رُوحَ نَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
wa balligh ruha nabiyyika muhammadin wa alihi
and convey to the souls of Your Prophet, Muhammad, and his Household,

فِي سَاعَتِي هٰذِهِ وَفِي كُلِّ سَاعَةٍ
fi sa`ati hadhihi wa fi kulli sa`atin
at this very hour as well as all times,

تَحِيَّةً مِنِّي وَسَلاماً
tahiyyatan minni wa salaman
greetings and compliments from me.

وَٱلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رَسُولَ ٱللَّهِ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa alssalamu `alayka ya rasula allahi wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
O Messenger of Allah, peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.

لاَ جَعَلَهُ ٱللَّهُ آخِرَ تَسْلِيمِي عَلَيْكَ
la ja`alahu allahu akhira taslimi `alayka
Allah may not decide this compliment of me to be the last.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin
O Allah, (please) bless Muhammad

كَمَا حَمَلَ وَحْيَكَ
kama hamala wahyaka
as he bore Your revelations

وَبَلَّغَ رِسَالاَتِكَ
wa ballagha risalatika
and conveyed Your messages.

وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa salli `ala muhammadin
And (please) bless Muhammad

كَمَا أَحَلَّ حَلاَلَكَ
kama ahalla halalaka
as he declared lawful that which You deemed lawful,

وَحَرَّمَ حَرَامَكَ
wa harrama haramaka
forbade that which You deemed unlawful,

وَعَلَّمَ كِتَابَكَ
wa `allama kitabaka
and taught Your Book (to people).

وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa salli `ala muhammadin
And (please) bless Muhammad

كَمَا أَقَامَ ٱلصَّلاَةَ
kama aqama alssalata
as he performed the prayers,

وَآتَىٰ ٱلزَّكَاةَ
wa ata alzzakata
defrayed the poor-rate,

وَدَعَا إِلَىٰ دِينِكَ
wa da`a ila dinika
and called to Your religion.

وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa salli `ala muhammadin
And (please) bless Muhammad

كَمَا صَدَّقَ بِوَعْدِكَ
kama saddaqa biwa`dika
for he gave credence to Your promise

وَأَشْفَقَ مِنْ وَعِيدِكَ
wa ashfaqa min wa`idika
and feared Your threat.

وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa salli `ala muhammadin
And (please) bless Muhammad

كَمَا غَفَرْتَ بِهِ ٱلذُّنُوبَ
kama ghafarta bihi aldhdhunuba
as You, for his sake, forgave sins,

وَسَتَرْتَ بِهِ ٱلْعُيُوبَ
wa satarta bihi al`uyuba
concealed defects,

وَفَرَّجْتَ بِهِ ٱلْكُرُوبَ
wa farrajta bihi alkuruba
and relieved agonies.

وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa salli `ala muhammadin
And (please) bless Muhammad

كَمَا دَفَعْتَ بِهِ ٱلشَّقَاءَ
kama dafa`ta bihi alshshaqa'a
as You, for his sake, warded off misery,

وَكَشَفْتَ بِهِ ٱلْغَمَّاءَ
wa kashafta bihi alghamma‘a
relieved grievances,

وَأَجَبْتَ بِهِ ٱلدُّعَاءَ
wa ajabta bihi alddu`a'a
responded to prayers,

وَنَجَّيْتَ بِهِ مِنَ ٱلْبَلاَءِ
wa najjayta bihi min albala'i
and saved from misfortunes.

وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa salli `ala muhammadin
And (please) bless Muhammad

كَمَا رَحِمْتَ بِهِ ٱلْعِبَادَ
kama rahimta bihi al`ibada
as You, for his sake, had mercy on the servants,

وَأَحْيَيْتَ بِهِ ٱلْبِلاَدَ
wa ahyayta bihi albilada
restored lands into life,

وَقَصَمْتَ بِهِ ٱلْجَبَابِرَةَ
wa qasamta bihi aljababirata
trashed the tyrants,

وَأَهْلَكْتَ بِهِ ٱلْفَرَاعِنَةَ
wa ahlakta bihi alfara`inata
and obliterated the despots.

وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa salli `ala muhammadin
And (please) bless Muhammad

كَمَا أَضْعَفْتَ بِهِ ٱلأَمْوَالَ
kama ad`afta bihi al-amwala
as You, for his sake, multiplied fortunes,

وَأَحْرَزْتَ بِهِ مِنَ ٱلأَهْوَالِ
wa ahrazta bihi min al-ahwali
protected against terrors,

وَكَسَرْتَ بِهِ ٱلأَصْنَامَ
wa kasarta bihi al-asnama
broke the idols,

وَرَحِمْتَ بِهِ ٱلأَنَامَ
wa rahimta bihi al-anama
and had mercy upon the human beings.

وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa salli `ala muhammadin
And (please) bless Muhammad

كَمَا بَعَثْتَهُ بِخَيْرِ ٱلأَدْيَانِ
kama ba`athtahu bikhayri al-adyani
as You sent him with the best of all religions,

وَأَعْزَزْتَ بِهِ ٱلإِيمَانَ
wa a`zazta bihi al-imana
strengthened the faith through him,

وَتَبَّرْتَ بِهِ ٱلأَوْثَانَ
wa tabbarta bihi al-awthana
broke into pieces the idols though him,

وَعَظَّمْتَ بِهِ ٱلْبَيْتَ ٱلْحَرَامَ
wa `azzamta bihi albayta alharama
and poured tribute on the Holy House.

وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa salli `ala muhammadin
And (please) bless Muhammad

وَأَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ ٱلأَخْيَارِ
wa ahli baytihi alttahirina al-akhyari
and his Household the immaculate and virtuous

وَسَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً
wa sallim tasliman
and send thorough benedictions on them.

Section 10 On the Birth of our Master Muhammad (saws)
The conception of the mother of our Master with the Prophet (as) who has been sent to us by the Lord of the worlds is so important to the angels, the Prophets (as) and the Messengers (as) that my heart, intellect, tongue and pen cannot describe.
His birth and Prophetic mission include many Divine Favors and benefits that I cannot fully describe.

1. The Noble Prophet (as) came after 124,000 Prophets (as).
God said the following about one of them in the Holy Qur‟an: “God chose him (as) and commanded the angels to prostrate in front of him (as) and appointed him (as) as His Prophet (as)."
It says the following about another one: “The Almighty God chose him (as) as His Friend.” It says the following about another one: “It was We that made the hills declare, in unison with him, Our Praises, at eventide and at the break of day.”Sad 38:18
It says the following about another one: “The Almighty God granted such a kingdom upon him (as) that He had not given to any of the creatures.”
It says the following about another one: “The Almighty God spoke with him (as) and granted him a high rank."
And he says about another: “The Almighty God granted him a spirit (as) from His affair and granted him (as) the ability to revive the dead.” It has spoken a lot about his (as) high rank, etc.

However, none of these Prophets (as) and Trustees (as) of the past have been given access to religious and worldly sciences as much as our Master (as) has been given. None of them gained as much of the means of human and divine etiquette which our Master Muhammad (as) gained. Muhammad (as) reached his goal and through him his nation reached such a high place that cannot be described. His (as) nation filled up the East and the West with the knowledge of his (as) religion and the blessings that God granted them.

2. The Prophet (as) only had a very short time to teach his nation the sciences that spread in all lands and amongst all worshippers. This could not have been made possible except by means of clear verses and miracles from God.
He (as) spent thirteen years in Mecca during which he (as) could not make any such efforts.
Then he (as) spent ten years in Medina during which he (as) was busy fighting with the unbelievers and suffering from the disturbances of hypocrites and ignorant people. Even if he (as) had peace in all these twenty-three years and could spend it on the sciences, still this is too short a time to spread what he (as) actually spread in the world. This is one of the major miracles of the Almighty God and His Prophet (as) that the pen and the tongue cannot describe.

3. The Prophet (as) revived wisdom and the enemies of the intellect were defeated.

4. The Prophet (as) helped the intellect after reviving it at a time when the intellect had been defeated by its enemies.

5. In a very short time, the Prophet (as) elaborately introduced the purity of the previous Prophets (as) in such a way that they themselves had not been able to do so in a long time.

6. The Prophet (as) uncovered the superior place of the previous Prophets (as), their secrets and their religious laws such that none of those who claim to report their news and works had done.

7. The Prophet (as) is superior to other Prophets (as) since he (as) is their seal, their speaker, and their first and their last in having a high rank.

8. The Prophet (as) is superior to the previous Prophets (as) since the twelve Imams (as) have come from his (as) progeny and implemented the ins and outs of the religion. One of these Imams is Al-Mahdi (as) who is called from the heavens and has a rank that none of the Prophets (as) had.

Section 9 On What is Narrated on Honoring the Seventeenth Night of Rabi ul-Awwal
The following is found in the forty-fifth part of the book Shafa al-Sudoor regarding the interpretation of the Chapter Isra of the Qur‟an compiled by Abi Bakr Muhammad ibn al-Hassan ibn Zyad known as Al-Naqash.
We read a narration regarding the ascension of the Prophet (as) that it has been on the night of the seventeenth of Rabi ul-Awwal before immigration to Medina. If what is said about the ascension on that day is true, then it is best to honor that day and respect it with performing good deeds on that night.”

Section 14 On What is Best for the Muslims To Do on the Birthday of the Prophet (as)
Know that indeed it is best to exalt each occasion based on the extent of the benefits and the goodness which accompany it.
All the Muslims have all agreed upon the fact that Muhammad (as) is the most important person born, or even the most important person ever born in the world and he has a higher rank and has more benefit than all of the creatures whose deeds and words were beneficial.
For this reason, it is best that the birthday of the Noble Prophet (as) be exalted to the extent of the nobility of the Prophethood and the benefit which he (as) has had. I have seen that the Christians and some of the Muslims exalt the birthday of Jesus (as) in such a way that no other creature in the world is exalted. I wonder why the Muslims exalt the birthday of their Prophet (as) – who is superior to all of the Prophets (as) – less than the birthday of another Divine Prophet (as). Certainly, this is improper.
It may be the case that when a person who does not have any children is blessed with a child, he becomes much happier than on the birthday of the Master of the Prophets who is the greatest creation near the Lord of the worlds! He may even exalt and glorify this occasion much more than the birthday of the Prophet (as) while this is opposed to the practice of the knowledgeable ones and it is far away from the beliefs of prosperous people.
O' the person who is acquainted with the right path, observe the etiquette of worshipping and consider the Owner of the Judgment Day! I swear to you by God! I swear to you by God! Beware that the birthday of the Seal of the Prophets (as) is not less important to you than the birthday of an individual born in this ephemeral world.
On this day you should become acquainted with the Almighty God's Favor and Blessing by creating this holy person of His for you and other worshippers and you should confess and glorify the person born on this day and seek proximity to the Threshold of the Almighty God by paying charity and praying in gratitude with the prayer which we mentioned before.
Congratulate other Muslims and proclaim the nobility of this day over other days so that the hearts of women and children become acquainted with this day and it becomes beneficial for them and causes their promotion in this world and the Hereafter.

Whoever praises something but does not glorify it and whoever exalts something but does not know what he is exalting is one of those whose behavior denies his sayings and his deeds confess to his loss and failure. This is because the Almighty God describes those who bear witness to something with their tongue but behave differently as liars and hypocrites where He says, “When the Hypocrites come to You, they say, “We bear witness that You are indeed the Messenger of Allah.” Yea, Allah knoweth that You are indeed His Messenger, and Allah beareth witness that the Hypocrites are indeed liars.” Then will this kind of confession of the hypocrites to the mission of the Noble Prophet (as) while their hearts and deeds deny what they say have any benefit for them?!

Section 15 On What to End the Birth Date of the Prophet Muhammad (as) with
In this part, what the Almighty God has shown us through the narrations and the intellect are presented.
You should do more glorification and exaltation according to the extent of glory of this great holy day since it is greater than all other occasions. Moreover, you should turn to the Threshold of the Almighty God in the last moments of this day and confess to your shortcomings in recognizing the right of this blessing and acting in His Obedience and Worship. You should ask God to help you to succeed in performing superior and more complete deeds than what you can do now to make you closer to God.
You should cry in His Presence and implore the Prophet (as) who is born on this day to present all your needs to the Almighty God. You should ask the Almighty God to perfect and correct the shortcomings of your deeds and all of the affairs of which you are not informed of but is of your interest. You should consider the Prophet (as) who is born on this day and present all your deeds to him. You should commemorate the Prophet (as) as much as you can and ask him to perfect the shortcomings of your deeds with his own perfection and present them to the Mercy, Majesty and Grandeur of the Glorious God with his own hands and the power of Prophethood, kindness and intercession.

يَا أَيُّهَا الْمُزَّمِّلُ
O you wrapped up in your mantle!
(Sūrat al-Muzzammil, No.73, Āyat 1)

The Prophet Muhammad sallal-lāhu ‘alayhi wa-ālihi wasallam as the seal of prophethood and the most beloved Prophet of Allah is addressed differently from other Prophets in the Quran. Prophet Mūsā ‘alayhis-salām is one of the Ulul ‘Azm prophets and was given the Tawrāt. He is the Prophet most often mentioned in the Quran and is known as Kalīmullāh (one who talks to Allah). In many verses Allah ‘azza wajall addresses Prophet Mūsā by name: (يَا مُوسَى إِنِّي أَنَا رَبُّكَ) O Mūsā, Indeed I am your Lord! (Q 20:11-12). In another verse: (يَا مُوسَىٰ إِنِّي اصْطَفَيْتُكَ عَلَى النَّاسِ بِرِسَالَاتِي وَبِكَلَامِي) O Mūsā, I have chosen you over the people with My messages and My speech (Q 7:144).
Other Prophets (a) are also addressed by their names:
يَا دَاوُودُ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَاكَ خَلِيفَةً فِي الْأَرْضِ
O Dāwūd! Indeed, We have made you a vicegerent on the earth (Q 38:26). يَا يَحْيَىٰ خُذِ الْكِتَابَ بِقُوَّةٍ ۖ
And O Yahya! Hold on with power to the Book! (Q 19:12).

Even Prophet ‘Īsā (a) is addressed by his name:
يَا عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ أَأَنتَ قُلْتَ لِلنَّاسِ اتَّخِذُونِي وَأُمِّيَ إِلَٰهَيْنِ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ ۖ
And when Allah will say, ‘O Jesus son of Mary! Was it you who said to the people, ‘‘Take me and my mother for gods besides Allah’’? (Q 5:116).
It is only the Prophet Muhammad (s) who is not addressed directly by his name. His name is mentioned four times in the Quran but none of these four verses are a direct address to him. When Almighty Allah addresses His beloved (Habīb), he does lovingly and respectfully. The following are some verses which address him:
a) Yā Ayyuhar-Rasūl – O Messenger
يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّسُولُ لَا يَحْزُنكَ الَّذِينَ يُسَارِعُونَ فِي الْكُفْرِ O Messenger! Do not grieve for those who are active in disbelief (Q 5:41)
See also verses 5:56 and 23:51.
b) Yā Ayyuhan-Nabī – O Prophet
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ حَسْبُكَ اللَّهُ وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَكَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
O Prophet! Sufficient for you is Allah and those of the faithful who follow you (Q 8:64) See also 9:33, 33:59.
c) Yaa Ayyuhal-Muzzammil
O you wrapped up in your mantle! (Q 73:1)
d) Yaa Ayyuhal-Muddathir
O you wrapped up in your mantle! (Q 74:1)

The distinction between the way the Prophet (s) is addressed, and the way other Prophets are addressed reveals the status of the Prophet (s). He was sent for the entire universe, as the final and most beloved Prophet. He was chosen for the most important duty and was found worthy of carrying out this huge task of leading the ummah and for being a guide for all times to come. The Almighty does not choose those who will carry out heavy responsibilities at random. Unlike human beings who may place responsibilities on undeserving shoulders, Allah chooses those who can bear the responsibility and perform it well.

The addresses to the Prophet (s) in the Quran are a reminder to believers that the Prophet (s) is unlike any other human being who walked on the earth. He has a unique position with Allah, distinctive and unmatched. No other Prophet, however great he might be, can be like him. Even when Allah addresses Prophet Ibrahim (a), the friend of Allah, after the great test He puts him through, he says:
وَنَادَيْنَاهُ أَن يَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ قَدْ صَدَّقْتَ الرُّؤْيَا ۚ
We called out to him, ‘O Ibrahim! You have indeed fulfilled your vision! (Q 37:104-105).
But the Prophet (s) is special. He cannot be addressed in the same way. The Quran teaches us subtly that you too should not treat him like the others. He is more revered than to be considered as just one of the Prophets.

As we celebrate the holy birth of Prophet Muhammad this week, the ummah should be grateful to the Almighty for sending His beloved Prophet and his Ahlul Bayt (a) as its guides and leaders. May we and our progeny always love and obey them dearly!

Source : Academy of Islam