Imam Ali Ridha(as)
8th Imam from Ahlulbayt(as)
Son of Imam Musa Al Kazim(as) & Father of Imam Mohammed Al Taqi(as)
Brief info

Titles : Gharib al-Ghuraba, Moeen-uz-Zoafa-e-wal-Fuqara, Shah-e-Khurasaan | Agnomen :Abul-Hasan

Father :Imam Moosa-e-Kazim(a.s.) - the 7 Imam

Mother : Ummul-Baneen Bibi Najma

Birth : "At Madina on 11th of Zi-Qadah 148 AH (765 AD)

Martyred / Buried : in Mashhad at age 55, on 23 Zi-Qadah 203 AH (817 AD) (17 Safar some traditions)

Son: Imam Mohammed Taqi Al Jawad-9th Imam

Cause of Death : Martyred by Abbasid Khalifa Mamoon in Mashhad, Iran.-after 30 yrs of Imamate/Leadership

The shrine in Mashad Iran ,is open 24 hrs X 365 days is visited by Millions.





Merits & All forms of Ziyarats of Imam Ridha (as)

First Form of Ziyarat
This form of ziyarah, according to Shaykh al-Saduq’s book of man-la-yahduruhul-faqih, is as follows:
You may put on the purest and cleanest of your clothes, walk barefooted with tranquility and submission, and mention Almighty Allah in your heart, repeating the following :
اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ
allahu akbaru
Allah is the Most Great.
لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
la ilaha illa allah
There is no god save Allah.
سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ
subhana allah
All glory be to Allah.
ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ
alhamdu lillah
All praise be to Allah.

While entering the sacred shrine, you may say the following words:


بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ وَبِٱللَّهِ
bismi allahi wa billahi
In the Name of Allah (I begin), in Allah (I trust),

وَعَلَىٰ مِلَّةِ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
wa `ala millati rasuli allahi
and the course of Allah’s Messenger (I follow),

صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ
salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi
peace be upon him and his Household.

أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
ashhadu an la ilaha illa allahu
I bear witness that there is no god save Allah,

وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ
wahdahu la sharika lahu
One and Only God and having no partner.

وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ
wa ashhadu anna muhammadan `abduhu wa rasuluhu
And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger

وَأَنَّ عَلِيّاً وَلِيُّ ٱللَّهِ
wa anna `aliyyan waliyyu allahi
and `Ali is Allah’s most intimate servant.

You may then walk towards the tomb to stop there, face it, and say the following words:
أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
ashhadu an la ilaha illa allahu
I bear witness that there is no god save Allah,

وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ
wahdahu la sharika lahu
One and Only God and having no partner.

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

وَأَنَّهُ سَيِّدُ ٱلأَوَّلِينَ وَٱلآخِرِينَ
wa annahu sayyidu al-awwalina wal-akhirina
the chief of the past and the coming generations,

وَأَنَّهُ سَيِّدُ ٱلأَنْبِيَاءِ وَٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
wa annahu sayyidu al-anbiya'i walmursalina
and the chief of the Prophets and Messengers.

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

عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ وَنَبِيِّكَ
`abdika wa rasulika wa nabiyyika
Your servant, messenger, prophet,

وَسَيِّدِ خَلْقِكَ أَجْمَعِينَ
wa sayyidi khalqika ajma`ina
and the chief of all Your creatures,

صَلاَةً لاَ يَقْوَىٰ عَلَىٰ إِحْصَائِهَا غَيْرُكَ
salatan la yaqwa `ala ihsa'iha ghayruka
with such blessings that none can calculate save You.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ أَمِيرِ ٱلْمُؤمِنِينَ
allahumma salli `ala amiri almu'minina
O Allah, (please) bless the Commander of the Faithful

عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ
`aliyyi bni abi talibin
`Ali the son of Abi-Talib,

عَبْدِكَ وَأَخِي رَسُولِكَ
`abdika wa akhi rasulika
Your servant and the brother of Your Messenger,

ٱلَّذِي ٱنْتَجَبْتَهُ بِعِلْمِكَ
alladhi intajabtahu bi`ilmika
whom You have selected on the basis of Your knowledge

وَجَعَلْتَهُ هَادِياً لِمَنْ شِئْتَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
wa ja`altahu hadiyan liman shi'ta min khalqika
and thus made lead (to the truth) whomever You willed amongst Your creatures

وَٱلدَّلِيلَ عَلَىٰ مَنْ بَعَثْتَهُ بِرِسَالاَتِكَ
walddalila `ala man ba`athtahu birisalatika
and made the guide to those whom You sent with Your messages,

وَدَيَّانَ ٱلدِّينِ بِعَدْلِكَ
wa dayyana alddini bi`adlika
the establisher of the true religion owing to Your justice,

وَفَصْلِ قَضَائِكَ بَيْنَ خَلْقِكَ
wa fasli qada'ika bayna khalqika
the decisive judge among Your creatures,

وَٱلْمُهَيْمِنَ عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ كُلِّهِ
walmuhaymina `ala dhalika kullihi
and the prevalent over all that.

وَٱلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْهِ وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa alssalamu `alayhi wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Peace and Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon him.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ فَاطِمَةَ
allahumma salli `ala fatimata
O Allah, (please) send blessings on Fatimah

بِنْتِ نَبِيِّكَ
binti nabiyyika
the daughter of Your Prophet,

وَزَوْجَةِ وَلِيِّكَ
wa zawjati waliyyika
the wife of Your friend,

وَأُمِّ ٱلسِّبْطَيْنِ ٱلْحَسَنِ وَٱلْحُسَيْنِ
wa ummi alssibtayni alhasani walhusayni
the mother of the two grandsons al-Hasan and al-Husayn

سَيِّدَيْ شَبَابِ أَهْلِ ٱلْجَنَّةِ
sayyiday shababi ahli aljannati
the two chiefs of the youth of Paradise;

ٱلطُّهْرَةِ ٱلطَّاهِرَةِ ٱلْمُطَهَّرَةِ
alttuhrati alttahirati almutahharati
(she is) the genuinely pure, the immaculate, the purified,

ٱلتَّقِيَّةِ ٱلنَّقِيَّةِ ٱلرَّضِيَّةِ ٱلزَّكِيَّةِ
alttaqiyyati alnnaqiyyati alrradiyyati alzzakiyyati
the pious, the perfect, the pleased, the pristine,

سَيِّدَةِ نِسَاءِ أَهْلِ ٱلْجَنَّةِ أَجْمَعِينَ
sayyidati nisa'i ahli aljannati ajma`ina
and the doyenne of all the women of Paradise,

صَلاَةً لاَ يَقْوَىٰ عَلَىٰ إِحْصَائِهَا غَيْرُكَ
salatan la yaqwa `ala ihsa'iha ghayruka
(bless her) with such blessings that none can count except You.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحَسَنِ وَٱلْحُسَيْنِ
allahumma salli `ala alhasani walhusayni
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon al-Hasan and al-Husayn,

سِبْطَيْ نَبِيِّكَ
sibtay nabiyyika
the two grandsons of Your Prophet,

وَسَيِّدَيْ شَبَابِ أَهْلِ ٱلْجَنَّةِ
wa sayyiday shababi ahli aljannati
the two chiefs of the youth of Paradise,

ٱلْقَائِمَيْنِ فِي خَلْقِكَ
alqa'imayni fi khalqika
the two who establish authority among Your creatures,

وَٱلدَّلِيلَيْنِ عَلَىٰ مَنْ بَعَثْتَ بِرِسَالاَتِكَ
walddalilayni `ala man ba`athta birisalatika
who guide to those whom You sent with Your messages,

وَدَيَّانَيِ ٱلدِّينِ بِعَدْلِكَ
wa dayyanay alddini bi`adlika
who manage the religious affairs on the basis of Your justice,

وَفَصْلَيْ قَضَائِكَ بَيْنَ خَلْقِكَ
wa faslay qada'ika bayna khalqika
and who judge on the basis of Your decrees among Your creatures.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ عَلِيِّ بْنِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ
allahumma salli `ala `aliyyi bni alhusayni
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon `Ali the son of al-Husayn,

عَبْدِكَ ٱلْقَائِمِ فِي خَلْقِكَ
`abdika alqa'imi fi khalqika
Your servant who undertakes Your mission among Your creatures,

وَٱلدَّلِيلِ عَلَىٰ مَنْ بَعَثْتَ بِرِسَالاَتِكَ
walddalili `ala man ba`athta birisalatika
who guides to those whom You sent with Your messages,

وَدَيَّانِ ٱلدِّينِ بِعَدْلِكَ
wa dayyani alddini bi`adlika
who manages the religious affairs on the basis of Your justice,

وَفَصْلِ قَضَائِكَ بَيْنَ خَلْقِكَ
wa fasli qada'ika bayna khalqika
who judges according to Your decrees among Your creatures,

سَيِّدِ ٱلْعَابِدِينَ
sayyidi al`abidina
and who is the prime of all worshippers.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadi bni `aliyyin
O Allah, (please) send blessings on Muhammad the son of `Ali,

عَبْدِكَ وَخَلِيفَتِكَ فِي أَرْضِكَ
`abdika wa khalifatika fi ardika
Your servant and Your representative in Your lands,

بَاقِرِ عِلْمِ ٱلنَّبِيِّينَ
baqiri `ilmi alnnabiyyina
who split asunder the knowledge of the Prophets.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ ٱلصَّادِقِ
allahumma salli `ala ja`fari bni muhammadin alssadiqi
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon Ja`far the son of Muhammad,

عَبْدِكَ وَوَلِيِّ دِينِكَ
`abdika wa waliyyi dinika
Your servant, the authority of Your religion,

وَحُجَّتِكَ عَلَىٰ خَلْقِكَ أَجْمَعِينَ
wa hujjatika `ala khalqika ajma`ina
Your argument against all of Your creatures,

ٱلصَّادِقِ ٱلْبَارِّ
alssadiqi albarri
the veracious, and the dutiful.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ
allahumma salli `ala musa bni ja`farin
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon Musa the son of Ja`far,

عَبْدِكَ ٱلصَّالِحِ
`abdika alssalihi
Your righteous servant,

وَلِسَانِكَ فِي خَلْقِكَ
wa lisanika fi khalqika
Your spokesman among Your creatures,

ٱلنَّاطِقِ بِحُكْمِكَ
alnnatiqi bihukmika
who speaks with Your judgment,

وَٱلْحُجَّةِ عَلَىٰ بَرِيَّتِكَ
walhujjati `ala bariyyatika
and who is the argument against Your created beings.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ عَليِّ بْنِ مُوسَىٰ
allahumma salli `ala `aliyyi bni musa
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon `Ali the son of Musa,

ٱلرِّضَا ٱلْمُرْتَضَىٰ
alrrida almurtada
the cordial, the well-pleased,

عَبْدِكَ وَوَلِيِّ دِينِكَ
`abdika wa waliyyi dinika
the servant of You, the authority of Your religion,

ٱلْقَائِمِ بِعَدْلِكَ
alqa'imi bi`adlika
who undertakes the mission with Your justice,

وَٱلدَّاعِي إِلَىٰ دِينِكَ وَدِينِ آبَائِهِ ٱلصَّادِقِينَ
waldda`i ila dinika wa dini aba'ihi alssadiqina
who calls to the religion of You and of his veracious fathers;

صَلاَةً لاََ يَقْوَىٰ عَلَىٰ إِحْصَائِهَا غَيْرُكَ
salatan la yaqwa `ala ihsa'iha ghayruka
(bless him) with such blessings that none can count except You.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadi bni `aliyyin
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon Muhammad the son of `Ali,

عَبْدِكَ وَوَلِيِّكَ
`abdika wa waliyyika
Your servant, Your authority,

ٱلْقَائِمِ بِأَمْرِكَ
alqa'imi bi'amrika
who undertakes the mission by Your command

وَٱلدَّاعِي إِلَىٰ سَبِيلِكَ
waldda`i ila sabilika
and calls to Your path.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ عَليِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma salli `ala `aliyyi bni muhammadin
O Allah, (please) send blessing upon `Ali the son of Muhammad,

عَبْدِكَ وَوَلِيِّ دِينِكَ
`abdika wa waliyyi dinika
Your servant and the authority of Your religion.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ
allahumma salli `ala alhasani bni `aliyyin
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon al-Hasan the son of `Ali

ٱلْعَامِلِ بِأَمْرِكَ
al`amili bi'amrika
who carries out Your commands,

ٱلْقَائِمِ فِي خَلْقِكَ
alqa'imi fi khalqika
who undertakes the mission among Your creatures,

وَحُجَّتِكَ ٱلْمُؤَدِّي عَنْ نَبِيِّكَ
wa hujjatika almu'addi `an nabiyyika
Your argument who acts on behalf of Your Prophet,

وَشَاهِدِكَ عَلَىٰ خَلْقِكَ
wa shahidika `ala khalqika
Your witness on Your creatures,

ٱلْمَخْصُوصِ بِكَرَامَتِكَ
almakhsusi bikaramatika
the exclusively endued with Your honor,

ٱلدَّاعِي إِلَىٰ طَاعَتِكَ وَطَاعَةِ رَسُولِكَ
aldda`i ila ta`atika wa ta`ati rasulika
and the caller to the obedience to You and to Your Messenger.

صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِمْ أَجْمَعِينَ
salawatuka `alayhim ajma`ina
Your blessings be upon them all.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ حُجَّتِكَ وَوَلِيِّكَ
allahumma salli `ala hujjatika wa waliyyka
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon Your argument and authority

ٱلْقَائِمِ فِي خَلْقِكَ
alqa'imi fi khalqika
who undertakes the mission among Your creatures

صَلاَةً تَامَّةً نَامِيَةً بَاقِيَةً
salatan tammatan namiyatan baqiyatan
with such blessing that is perfect, ever-increasing, and everlasting

تُعَجِّلُ بِهَا فَرَجَهُ
tu`ajjilu biha farajahu
due to which You may hasten his Relief,

وَتَنْصُرُهُ بِهَا
wa tansuruhu biha
grant him victory,

وَتَجْعَلُنَا مَعَهُ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
wa taj`aluna ma`ahu fi alddunya wal-akhirati
and include us with him in this world and the Hereafter.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَيْكَ بِحُبِّهِمْ
allahumma inni ataqarrabu ilayka bihubbihim
O Allah, I am seeking nearness to You through bearing love for them,

وَأُوَالِي وَلِيَّهُمْ وَأُعَادِي عَدُوَّهُمْ
wa uwali waliyyahum wa u`adi `aduwwahum
and I am loyal to their loyalists and enemy of their enemies.

فَٱرْزُقْنِي بِهِمْ خَيْرَ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
farzuqni bihim khayra alddunya wal-akhirati
So (please) provide me in their names the goodness of this world and the Hereafter

وَٱصْرِفْ عَنِّي بِهِمْ شَرَّ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
wasrif `anni bihim sharra alddunya wal-akhirati
and fend off from me the evils of this world and the Hereafter

وَأَهْوَالَ يَوْمِ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ
wa ahwala yawmi alqiyamati
as well as the horrors of the Resurrection Day.

You may then sit to the side of the Imam’s head and say the following words:

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waliyya allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s friend.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya hujjata allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s argument.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُورَ ٱللَّهِ فِي ظُلُمَاتِ ٱلأَرْضِ
alssalamu `alayka ya nura allahi fi zulumati al-ardi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s light in the darkness of the earth.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا عَمُودَ ٱلدِّينِ
alssalamu `alayka ya `amuda alddini
Peace be upon you, O pillar of the religion.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ آدَمَ صَفْوَةِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha adama safwati allahi
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Adam the choice of Allah.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ نُوحٍ نَبِيِّ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha nuhin nabiyyi allahi
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Noah the prophet of Allah.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ خَلِيلِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha ibrahima khalili allahi
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Abraham the intimate friend of Allah.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ إِسْمَاعيلَ ذَبيحِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha isma`ila dhabihi allahi
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Ishmael the slain for the sake of Allah.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُوسَىٰ كَلِيمِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha musa kalimi allahi
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Moses the spoken by Allah.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عِيسَىٰ رُوحِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha `isa ruhi allahi
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Jesus the spirit of Allah.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُحَمَّدٍ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha muhammadin rasuli allahi
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Muhammad the messenger of Allah.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ أَمِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha amiri almu'minina
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of the Commander of the Faithful

عَلِيٍّ وَلِيِّ ٱللَّهِ
`aliyyin waliyyin allahi
`Ali the authority of Allah

وَوَصِيِّ رَسُولِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
wa wasiyyi rasuli rabbi al`alamina
and the successor of the Messenger of the Lord of the worlds.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ فَاطِمَةَ ٱلزَّهْرَاءِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha fatimata alzzahra'i
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Fatimah the luminous lady.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ ٱلْحَسَنِ وَٱلْحُسَيْنِ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha alhasani walhusayni
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of al-Hasan and al-Husayn

سَيِّدَيْ شَبَابِ أَهْلِ ٱلْجَنَّةِ
sayyiday shababi ahli aljannati
the two chiefs of the youth of Paradise.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ عَليِّ بْنِ ٱلْحُسَيْنِ زَيْنِ ٱلْعَابِدِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha `aliyyi bni alhusayni zayni al`abidina
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of `Ali the son of al-Husayn the adornment of the worshippers.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha muhammadi bni `aliyyin
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Muhammad the son of `Ali

بَاقِرِ عِلْمِ ٱلأَوَّلِينَ وَٱلآخِرِينَ
baqiri `ilmi al-awwalina wal-akhirina
the splitter of the knowledge of the past and the last generations.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha ja`fari bni muhammadin
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Ja`far the son of Muhammad

ٱلصَّادِقِ ٱلْبَارِّ
alssadiqi albarri
the veracious and dutiful.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَارِثَ مُوسَىٰ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ
alssalamu `alayka ya waritha musa bni ja`farin
Peace be upon you, O inheritor of Musa the son of Ja`far.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلصِّدِّيقُ ٱلشَّهِيدُ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alssiddiqu alshshahidu
Peace be upon you, O ever-truthful and martyr.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْوَصِيُّ ٱلْبَارُّ ٱلتَّقِيُّ
alssalamu `alayka ayyuha alwasiyyu albarru alttaqiyyu
Peace be upon you, O dutiful and pious successor.

أَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ قَدْ أَقَمْتَ ٱلصَّلاَةَ
ashhadu annaka qad aqamta alssalata
I bear witness that you performed the prayers,

وَآتَيْتَ ٱلزَّكَاةَ
wa atayta alzzakata
defrayed the poor-rate (and alms),

وَأَمَرْتَ بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ
wa amarta bilma`rufi
enjoined the right,

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

وَعَبَدْتَ ٱللَّهَ مُخْلِصاً حَتَّىٰ أَتَاكَ ٱلْيَقِينُ
wa `abadta allaha mukhlisan hatta ataka alyaqinu
and serve Allah sincerely until death came upon you.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا ٱلْحَسَنِ
alssalamu `alayka ya aba alhasani
Peace be upon you, O Abu’l-Hasan.

وَرَحْمَةُ ٱللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon you.


You may then throw yourself on the tomb and say the following supplicatory prayer:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِلَيْكَ صَمَدْتُ مِنْ أَرْضِي
allahumma ilayka samadtu min ardi
O Allah, for Your sake alone have I set out from my homeland

وَقَطَعْتُ ٱلْبِلاَدَ رَجَاءَ رَحْمَتِكَ
wa qata`tu albilada raja'a rahmatika
and covered many countries in the hope of winning Your mercy;

فَلاَ تُخَيِّبْنِي وَلاَ تَرُدَّنِي بِغَيْرِ قَضَاءِ حَاجَتِي
fala tukhayyibni wa la taruddani bighayri qada'i hajati
so, (please) do not disappoint me and do not make me return without having my needs settled (by You),

وَٱرْحَمْ تَقَلُّبِي عَلَىٰ قَبْرِ ٱبْنِ أَخِي رَسُولِكَ
warham taqallubi `ala qabri ibni akhi rasulika
and have mercy upon my turning over on the tomb of the son of Your Prophet’ brother,

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

بِأَبِي أَنْتَ وَأُمِّي يَا مَوْلاَيَ
bi'abi anta wa ummi ya mawlaya
May my father and mother be ransoms for you, O my master.

أَتَيْتُكَ زَائِراً وَافِداً
ataytuka za'iran wafidan
I have come to you visiting and getting to you,

عَائِذاً مِمَّا جَنَيْتُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِي
`a'idhan mimma janaytu `ala nafsi
seeking protection against all that which I have committed against myself

وَٱحْتَطَبْتُ عَلَىٰ ظَهْرِي
wahtatabtu `ala zahri
and overburdened my back with.

فَكُنْ لِي شَافِعاً إِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ
fakun li shafi`an ila allahi
So, (please) be my intercessor with Allah

يَوْمَ فَقْرِي وَفَاقَتِي
yawma faqri wa faqati
on the day of my poverty and neediness,

فَلَكَ عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ مَقَامٌ مَحْمُودٌ
falaka `inda allahi maqamun mahmudun
for you enjoy with Allah a praiseworthy position

وَأَنْتَ عِنْدَهُ وَجِيهٌ
wa anta `indahu wajihun
and you are worthy of regard with Him.


You may then raise your right hand towards the sky, stretch out your left hand on the tomb, and say the following supplicatory prayer:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَيْكَ بِحُبِّهِمْ وَبِوِلاَيَتِهِمْ
allahumma inni ataqarrabu ilayka bihubbihim wa biwilayatihim
O Allah, I do seek nearness to You through bearing love for them and being loyal to them;

أَتَوَلَّىٰ آخِرَهُمْ بِمَا تَوَلَّيْتُ بِهِ أَوَّلَهُمْ
atawalla akhirahum bima tawallaytu bihi awwalahum
I am loyal to the last of them in the same way as I am loyal to the first

وَأَبْرَأُ مِنْ كُلِّ وَلِيجَةٍ دُونَهُمْ
wa abra'u min kulli walijatin dunahum
and I repudiate any adherence to any one other than them.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنِ ٱلَّذِينَ بَدَّلُوٱ نِعْمَتَكَ
allahumma il`an alladhina baddalu ni`mataka
O Allah, pour curses on those who have altered Your bounty,

وَٱتَّهَمُوٱ نَبِيَّكَ
wattahamu nabiyyaka
suspected Your Prophet,

وَجَحَدُوٱ بِآيَاتِكَ
wa jahadu bi'ayatika
denied Your signs,

وَسَخِرُوٱ بِإِمَامِكَ
wa sakhiru bi'imamika
scoffed at Your Imam,

وَحَمَلُوٱ ٱلنَّاسَ عَلَىٰ أَكْتَافِ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa hamalu alnnasa `ala aktafi ali muhammadin
and placed the burden of the people upon the shoulders of Muhammad’s Household.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَتَقَرَّبُ إِلَيْكَ بِٱلْلَّعْنَةِ عَلَيْهِمْ
allahumma inni ataqarrabu ilayka billa`nati `alayhim
O Allah, I do seek nearness to You through invoking curse on these peoples (i.e. the enemies of the Holy Prophet’s Household)

وَٱلْبَرَاءَةِ مِنْهُمْ فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ يَا رَحْمٰنُ
walbara'ati minhum fi alddunya wal-akhirati ya rahmanu
and disavowing them in this world and the Hereafter, O All-beneficent Lord.


You may turn to the side of the Imam’s feet and say the following words:
صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ يَا أَبَا ٱلْحَسَنِ
salla allahu `alayka ya aba alhasani
Allah’s blessings be upon you, O Abu’l-Hasan.

صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ رُوحِكَ وَبَدَنِكَ
salla allahu `ala ruhika wa badanika
Allah’s blessings be upon your soul and body.

صَبَرْتَ وَأَنْتَ ٱلصَّادِقُ ٱلْمُصَدَّقُ
sabarta wa anta alssadiqu almusaddaqu
You did act patiently and you are veracious and believed.

قَتَلَ ٱللَّهُ مَنْ قَتَلَكَ بِٱلأَيْدِي وَٱلأَلْسُنِ
qatala allahu man qatalaka bil-aydi wal-alsuni
May Allah kill those who killed you with hands and tongues.

Then supplicate fervently pronouncing la'nah (anathema) on the killers of Ameerul Momineen, Imam Hasan, Imam Hussain (peace be upon them) and those who shed the blood of the family of the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him and his family).
It is worth mentioning that invocation of Almighty Allah’s curse on the enemies of the Holy Imams can be said in any language or form. However, the most appropriate form may be the following, which is quoted from some validly reported supplications:
اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ قَتَلَةَ أَمِيرِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
allahumma il`an qatalata amiri almu'minina
O Allah, pour curses on the slayers of the Commander of the Faithful,

وَقَتَلَةَ ٱلْحَسَنِ وَٱلْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّلاَمُ
wa qatalata alhasani walhusayni `alayhimu alssalamu
the slayers of al-Hasan and al-Husayn, peace be upon them,

وَقَتَلَةَ أَهْلِ بَيْتِ نَبِيِّكَ
wa qatalata ahli bayti nabiyyika
and the slayers of the members of Your Prophet’s Household.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱلْعَنْ أَعْدَاءَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَقَتَلَتَهُمْ
allahumma il`an a`da'a ali muhammadin wa qatalatahum
O Allah, curse the enemies and slayers of Muhammad’s family members,

وَزِدْهُمْ عَذَاباً فَوْقَ ٱلْعَذَابِ
wa zid-hum `adhaban fawqa al`adhabi
add up chastisement to the chastisement that You decide for them,

وَهَوَاناً فَوْقَ هَوَانٍ
wa hawanan fawqa hawanin
add up humility to the humility that You decide for them,

وَذُلاًّ فَوْقَ ذُلٍّ
wa dhullan fawqa dhullin
add up disgrace to the disgrace that You decide for them,

وَخِزْياً فَوْقَ خِزْيٍ
wa khizyan fawqa khizyin
and add up ignominy to the ignominy that You decide for them.

اَللَّهُمَّ دُعَّهُمْ إِلَىٰ ٱلنَّارِ دَعّاً
allahumma du``hum ila alnnari da``an
O Allah, thrust them into Hellfire with disdainful thrusting,

وَأَرْكِسْهُمْ فِي أَلِيمِ عَذَابِكَ رَكْساً
wa arkishum fi alimi `adhabika raksan
cast them down in the painful torment of You with violent casting,

وَٱحْشُرْهُمْ وَأَتْبَاعَهُمْ إِلَىٰ جَهَنَّمَ زُمَراً
wahshurhm wa atba`ahum ila jahannama zumaran
and drive them and their followers to Hell in groups.
You may then return to the side of the Imam’s head and offer a two-unit prayer in which you may recite Surah Yasin (No. 36) after Surah al-Fatihah in one unit and Surah al-Rahman (No. 55) after Surah al-Fatihah in the other.
You may also pray and implore Almighty Allah as earnestly as possible.
You may also pray for yourself, your parents, and your brothers and sisters-in-faith as much as you can.
You may stay at the side of the Imam’s head as long as you wish, offering all your prayers there

8) Supplication After Salaat of Ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) on 25th Zilqad from Far Sahifa Radhvia
اَللّٰهُمَّ اِنَّ ہَاتَیْنِ الرَّكْعَتَیْنِ ہَدِیَّۃٌ مِنِّیْ اِلٰی رُوْحِ سَیِّدِیْ وَ اِمَامِیْ عَبْدِكَ وَ وَلِیِّكَ اَبِیْ الْحَسَنِ عَلِیِّ بْنِ مُوْسَی الرِّضَا صَلَوَاتُكَ وَ تَسْلِیْمَاتُكَ عَلٰی رُوْحِہٖ وَ جَسَدِہٖ.
allaahumma inna haataynir rak-a’tayne hadiyyatun minnee elaa roohe sayyedee wa emaamee a’bdeka wa waliyyeka abil hasane a’liyy ibne moosar rezaa salawaatoka wa tasleemaatoka a’laa roohehi wa jasadehi
O Allah! These two units of prayer are present from me to the soul of my master and my Imam, Your servant and Your vicegerent, Abu al-Hasan Ali Ibn Moosa al-Reza, Your blessings and Your peace be upon his soul and his body.
اَللّٰہُمَّ فَبَلِّغْہُمَا مِنِّیْ اِلٰی رُوْحِہٖ وَ ارْدُدْ عَلَیَّ مِنْ رُوْحِہِ التَّحِیَّۃَ وَ السَّلَامَ.
allaahumma fa-ballighomaa minnee elaa roohehi war dud a’layya min roohehit tahiyyata was salaam.
O Allah! Convey to the soul of both of them two from me and and convey to me from his soul greetings and salutations.
اَللّٰہُمَّ وَاجْزِنِیْ عَلٰی ذٰلِكَ اَفْضَلَ الْجَزَآءِ مِنْكَ وَ فِیْ رَسُوْلِكَ وَ فِیْ وُلْدِ رَسُوْلِكَ وَ فِیْ وَلِیِّكَ وَ فِیْ وُلْدِ وَلِیِّكَ یَا وَلِیَّ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ.
allaahumma waj zenee a’laa zaaleka afzalal ja-zaaa-e minka wa fee rasooleka wa fee wulde rasooleka wa fee waliyyeka wa fee wulde waliyyeka yaa waliyyal moameneen.
O Allah! And reward me for it with the best of the reward from You, and from Your Prophet, and from the sons of Your Prophet, and from Your vicegerent, and from the sons of Your vicegerent, O the authority of the believers!0




Within the recommended rites on Fridays, Shaykh al-Tusi, in his book of Misbah al-Mutahajjid, has mentioned the following from Imam Hasan Askari (peace be upon him):


اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوسَىٰ
allahumma salli `ala `aliyyi bni musa
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon `Ali the son of Musa

ٱلَّذِي ٱرْتَضَيْتَهُ وَرَضَّيْتَ بِهِ مَنْ شِئْتَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
alladhi irtadaytahu wa raddayta bihi man shi'ta min khalqika
whom You have accepted and through whom You have satisfied whomever of Your creatures that You wish.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَكَمَا جَعَلْتَهُ حُجَّةً عَلَىٰ خَلْقِكَ
allahumma wa kama ja`altahu hujjatan `ala khalqika
O Allah, as You have made him act as argument against Your creatures,

وَقَائِماً بِأَمْرِكَ
wa qa'iman bi'amrika
undertake the mission by Your command,

وَنَاصِراً لِدِينِكَ
wa nasiran lidinika
support Your religion,

وَشَاهِداً عَلَىٰ عِبَادِكَ
wa shahidan `ala `ibadika
witness against Your servants,

وَكَمَا نَصَحَ لَهُمْ فِي ٱلسِّرِ وَٱلْعَلاَنِيَةِ
wa kama nasaha lahum fi alssirri wal`alaniyati
and as he acted sincerely towards them in secret and in open

وَدَعَا إِلَىٰ سَبِيلِكَ
wa da`a ila sabilika
and called to Your way

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

فَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ
fasalli `alayhi
so also (please) bless him

أَفْضَلَ مَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَىٰ أَحَدٍ
afdala ma sallayta `ala ahadin
with the most favorite blessings that You have ever bestowed

مِنْ أَوْلِيَائِكَ وَخِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ
min awliya'ika wa khiyaratika min khalqika
upon any of Your intimate servants and Your choice ones over Your creatures.

إِنَّكَ جَوَادٌ كَرِيمٌ
innaka jawadun karimun
Verily, You are All-magnanimous, All-generous.