Masjid Sehla Aamal
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It is highly recommended to offer at Masjid al-Sahlah a two-unit prayer between the obligatory Maghrib (Sunset) and `Isha' (Evening) prayers, for it has been reported that Imam al-Sadiq (‘a) said that Almighty Allah shall definitely save whoever offers this prayer and supplicates Almighty Allah from all grievances.
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When you intend to enter Masjid al-Sahla, you may stop at its gate and say the following words:
بِسْمِ ٱللهِ وَبِٱللهِ
bismi allahi wa billahi
In the Name of Allah (I begin), in Allah (I trust),

وَمِنَ ٱللهِ وَإِلَىٰ ٱللهِ
wa min allahi wa ila allahi
from Allah (I derive power), to Allah (I refer all my affairs),

وَمَا شَاءَ ٱللهُ
wa ma sha'a allahu
only that which Allah wills shall come to pass,

وَخَيْرُ ٱلاسْمَاءِ لِلهِ
wa khayru al-asma'i lillahi
and the most excellent Names are Allah’s.

تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَىٰ ٱللهِ
tawakkaltu `ala allahi
I rely upon Allah.

وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِٱللهِ ٱلْعَلِيِّ ٱلْعَظِيمِ
wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al`aliyyi al`azimi
There is neither might nor power except with Allah the All-high and All-great.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْنِي مِنْ عُمَّارِ مَسَاجِدِكَ وَبُيُوتِكَ
allahumma ij`alni min `ummari masajidika wa buyutika
O Allah, (please) make me of those who construct Your mosques and houses.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اتَوَجَّهُ إِلَيْكَ بِمُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahumma inni atawajjahu ilayka bimuhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, I turn my face toward You, asking You in the name of Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad

وَاقَدِّمُهُمْ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَوَائِجِي
wa uqaddimuhum bayna yaday hawa'iji
and I present them before my requests;

فَٱجْعَلْنِي ٱللَّهُمَّ بِهِمْ عِنْدَكَ وَجِيهاً
faj`alni allahumma bihim `indaka wajihan
so, O Allah, (please) make me worthy of Your regard in their names,

فِي ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ وَمِنَ ٱلْمُقَرَّبِينَ
fi alddunya wal-akhirati wa min almuqarrabina
in this world and the Hereafter and make me of those who are made near to You.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْ صَلاَتِي بِهِمْ مَقْبُولَهً
allahumma ij`al salati bihim maqbulahan
O Allah, (please) accept my prayers in their names,

وَذَنْبِي بِهِمْ مَغْفُوراً
wa dhanbi bihim maghfuran
forgive my sins in their names,

وَرِزْقِي بِهِمْ مَبْسُوطاً
wa rizqi bihim mabsutan
expand sustenance for me in their names,

وَدُعَائِي بِهِمْ مُسْتَجَاباً
wa du`a'i bihim mustajaban
respond to my supplications in their names,

وَحَوَائِجِي بِهِمْ مَقْضِيَّةً
wa hawa'iji bihim maqziyyatan
grant me all of my requests in their names,

وَٱنْظُرْ إِلَيَّ بِوَجْهِكَ ٱلْكَرِيمِ
wanzur ilayya biwajhika alkarimi
and look at me with Your All-noble Face;

نَظْرَةً رَحِيمَةً اسْتَوْجِبُ بِهَا ٱلْكَرَامَةَ عِنْدَكَ
nazratan rahimatan astawjibu biha alkaramata `indaka
such a kind look due to which I shall attain Your honor,

ثُمَّ لاَ تَصْرِفْهُ عَنِّي ابَداً
thumma la tasrifhu `anni abadan
and (please) never turn Your Face away from me

بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
birahmatika ya arhama alrrahimina
in the name of Your mercy, O most merciful of all those who show mercy.

يَا مُقَلِّبَ ٱلْقُلُوبِ وَٱلابْصَارِ
ya muqalliba alqulubi wal-absari
O He Who changes hearts and sights,

ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِي عَلَىٰ دِينِكَ
thabbit qalbi `ala dinika
(please do) make my heart permanently steady in following Your religion

وَدِينِ نَبِيِّكَ وَوَلِيِّكَ
wa dini nabiyyika wa waliyyika
and the religion of Your Prophet and Intimate servant,

وَلاَ تُزِغْ قَلْبِي بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنِي
wa la tuzigh qalbi ba`da idh hadaytani
do not cause my heart to deviate after You have guided me (to the true path),

وَهَبْ لِي مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً
wa hab li min ladunka rahmatan
and grant me mercy from You,

إِنَّكَ انْتَ الْوَهَّابُ
innaka anta alwahhabu
for You are the most liberal Giver.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِلَيْكَ تَوَجَّهْتُ
allahumma ilayka tawajjahtu
O Allah, I am turning my face towards You,

وَمَرْضَاتَكَ طَلَبْتُ
wa marzataka talabtu
seeking Your pleasure,

وَثَوَابَكَ ٱبْتَغَيْتُ
wa thawabaka ibtaghaytu
desiring for Your reward,

وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ
wa bika amantu
having full faith in You,

وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ
wa `alayka tawakkaltu
and putting all trust in You.

اَللَّهُمَّ فَاقْبِلْ بِوَجْهِكَ إِلَيَّ
allahumma fa'aqbil biwajhika ilayya
So, O Allah, meet me with Your face

وَاقْبِلْ بِوَجْهِي إِلَيْكَ
wa aqbil biwajhi ilayka
and allow me to meet You with my face.

You may then recite Ayah al-Kursi (2:255), Surah al-Falaq, Surah al-Nas, each one seven times and then repeat the following doxoloty prayer seven times, too:
سُبْحَانَ ٱللهِ وَٱلْحَمْدُ لِلهِ
subhana allahi walhamdu lillahi
All glory be to Allah. All praise be to Allah.

وَلاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ ٱللهُ وَٱللهُ اكْبَرُ
wa la ilaha illa allahu wallahu akbaru
there is no god save Allah. Allah is the Most Great.

Then, you may say the following
اَللَّهُمَّ لَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَيْتَنِي
allahumma laka alhamdu `ala ma hadaytani
O Allah, all praise be to You for You have guided me.

وَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ عَلَىٰ مَا فَضَّلْتَنِي
wa laka alhamdu `ala ma fazzaltani
All praise be to You for You have favored me.

وَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ عَلَىٰ مَا شَرَّفْتَنِي
wa laka alhamdu `ala ma sharraftani
All praise be to You for You have honored me.

وَلَكَ ٱلْحَمْدُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ بَلاءٍ حَسَنٍ ٱبْتَلَيْتَنِي
wa laka alhamdu `ala kulli bala'in hasanin ibtalaytani
All praise be to You for all of the good turns that You have bestowed upon me.

اَللَّهُمَّ تَقَبَّلْ صَلاَتِي وَدُعَائِي
allahumma taqabbal salati wa du`a'i
O Allah, (please do) accept my prayer and supplication,

وَطَهِّرْ قَلْبِي وَٱشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَتُبْ عَلَيَّ
wa tahhir qalbi washrah li sadri wa tub `alayya
purify my heart, expand my breast for me, and accept my repentance.

إِنَّكَ انْتَ ٱلتَّوَّابُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ
innaka anta alttawwawabu alrrahimu
You are indeed the Oft-returning to mercy and the All-merciful.



Sayyid Ibn Tawus says that if you intend to visit Masjid al-Sahlah, you may choose for this visit the time between the Maghrib and the `Isha' obligatory prayers at the night before Wednesday. This is because this time is better than any other time.
At Masjid al-Sahlah, you may offer the obligatory Maghrib Prayer and then offer the Maghrib nafila prayer. Then, you may stand up for offering a two-unit prayer as the prayer of greeting the mosque. This prayer may be intended for seeking nearness to Almighty Allah. When you finish, you may raise your hands towards the sky and say the following prayer:
انْتَ ٱللهُ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ
anta allahu la ilaha illa anta
You are Allah; there is no god save You.

مُبْدِئُ ٱلْخَلْقِ وَمُعِيدُهُمْ
mubdi' alkhalqi wa mu`iduhum
You are the Beginner of the process of creation and the Repeater of it.

وَانْتَ ٱللهُ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ
wa anta allahu la ilaha illa anta
You are Allah; there is no god save You.

خَالِقُ ٱلْخَلْقِ وَرَازِقُهُمْ
khaliqu alkhalqi wa raziquhum
You are the Creator of creatures and the Sustainer of them.

وَانْتَ ٱللهُ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ
wa anta allahu la ilaha illa anta
You are Allah; there is no god save You.

ٱلْقَابِضُ ٱلْبَاسِطُ
alqabizu albasitu
You are the Straightener and the Expander.

وَانْتَ ٱللهُ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ
wa anta allahu la ilaha illa anta
You are Allah; there is no god save You.

مُدَبِّرُ ٱلامُورِ
mudabbiru al'umuri
You are the Manager of all affairs

وَبَاعِثُ مَنْ فِي ٱلْقُبُورِ
wa ba`ithu man fi alquburi
and the Resurrector of those who are in graves.

انْتَ وَارِثُ ٱلارْضِ وَمَنْ عَلَيْهَا
anta warithu al-arzi wa man `alayha
You are the Inheritor of the earth & whatever/whoever is on it.

اسْالُكَ بِٱسْمِكَ ٱلْمَخْزُونِ ٱلْمَكْنُونِ
as'aluka bismika almakhzuni almaknuni
I beseech You by Your Name: the concealed, the obscured,

ٱلْحَيِّ ٱلْقَيُّومِ
alhayyi alqayyumi
the ever-living, and the self-subsistent.

وَانْتَ ٱللهُ لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ
wa anta allahu la ilaha illa anta
You are Allah; there is no god save You.

عَالِمُ ٱلسِّرِّ وَاخْفَىٰ
`alimu alssirri wa akhfa
You are the Knower of secrets and what is yet more hidden.

اسْالُكَ بِٱسْمِكَ ٱلَّذِي إِذَا دُعِيتَ بِهِ اجَبْتَ
as'aluka bismika alladhi idha du`ita bihi ajabta
I beseech You by Your Name: the Name that You respond to him who beseeches You by it

وَإِذَا سُئِلْتَ بِهِ اعْطَيْتَ
wa idha su'ilta bihi a`tayta
and the Name that You give him who asks You by it.

وَاسْالُكَ بِحَقِّكَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَاهْلِ بَيْتِهِ
wa as'aluka bihaqqika `ala muhammadin wa ahli baytihi
And I beseech You in the name of the duty of Muhammad and his Household towards You

وَبِحَقِّهِمُ ٱلَّذِي اوْجَبْتَهُ عَلَىٰ نَفْسِكَ
wa bihaqqihim alladhi awjabtahu `ala nafsika
and in the name of the duty that You have made incumbent upon Yourself towards them

انْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
to send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad

وَانْ تَقْضِيَ لِي حَاجَتِي
wa an taqziya li hajati
and to grant me my requests

ٱلسَّاعَةَ ٱلسَّاعَةَ
alssa`ata alssa`ata
at this very hour! At this very hour!

يَا سَامِعَ ٱلدُّعَاءِ
ya sami`a alddu`a'i
O Hearer of prayers!

يَا سَيِّدَاهُ يَا مَوْلاَهُ يَا غِيَاثَاهُ
ya sayyidahu ya mawlahu ya ghiyathahu
O my Master! O my Lord! O my Aide!

اسْالُكَ بِكُلِّ ٱسْمٍ سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ
as'aluka bikulli ismin sammayta bihi nafsaka
I beseech You by all the Names that You used for Yourself

اوِ ٱسْتَاثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ ٱلْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ
aw ista'tharta bihi fi `ilmi alghaybi `indaka
and the Names that You take exclusively for Yourself in the Unseen Knowledge of You

انْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
to send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad

وَانْ تُعَجِّلَ فَرَجَنَا ٱلسَّاعَةَ
wa an tu`ajjila farajana alssa`ata
and to expedite our relief to this very hour.

يَا مُقَلِّبَ ٱلْقُلُوبِ وَٱلابْصَارِ
ya muqalliba alqulubi wal-absari
O He Who changes hearts and sights!

يَا سَمِيعَ ٱلدُّعَاءِ
ya sami`a alddu`a'i
O Hearer of prayers!



You may then prostrate yourself, show submission to Almighty Allah, and supplicate Him for anything you need.
Prophet Ibrahim(as)
Prophet Ibrahim’s house, from where he used to ready himself for fighting against the giants. At this place, you may offer a two-unit prayer after which you may say the Tasbih statements followed by this supplicatory prayer:
اَللَّهُمَّ بِحَقِّ هٰذِهِ ٱلْبُقْعَةِ ٱلشَّرِيفَةِ
allahumma bihaqqi hadhihi albuq`ati alshsharifati
O Allah, (I beseech You) in the name of this holy area

وَبِحَقِّ مَنْ تَعَبَّدَ لَكَ فِيهَا
wa bihaqqi man ta`abbada laka fiha
and in the name of him who used to worship You here.

قَدْ عَلِمْتَ حَوَائِجِي
qad `alimta hawa'iji
You know my needs;

فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَٱقْضِهَا
fasalli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin waqziha
so, (please) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad and settle them for me.

وَقَدْ احْصَيْتَ ذُنُوبِي
wa qad ahsayta dhunubi
You have accounted my sins;

فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَٱغْفِرْهَا
fasalli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin waghfirha
so, (please) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad and forgive them for me.

اَللَّهُمَّ احْيِنِي مَا إِذَا كَانَتِ ٱلْحَيَاةُ خَيْراً لِي
allahumma ahyini ma idha kanat alhayatu khayran li
O Allah, (please do) keep me alive as long as life is better for me,

وَامِتْنِي إِذَا كَانَتِ ٱلْوَفَاةُ خَيْراً لِي
wa amitni idha kanat alwafatu khayran li
cause me to die if death is better for me,

عَلَىٰ مُوَالاَةِ اوْلِيَائِكَ وَمُعَادَاةِ اعْدَائِكَ
`ala muwalati awliya'ika wa mu`adati a`da'ika
cause me to die bearing loyalty to Your intimate servants and antagonism against Your enemies,

وَٱفْعَلْ بِي مَا انْتَ اهْلُهُ
waf`al bi ma anta ahluhu
and do to me that which befits You,

يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most merciful of all those who show mercy!




Prophet Idris(as)
You may then move to the other side, which is in the kiblah direction, and offer a two-unit prayer. You may then raise your hands towards the sky and say the following supplicatory words:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي صَلَّيْتُ هٰذِهِ ٱلصَّلاَةَ ٱبْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاتِكَ
allahumma inni sallaytu hadhihi alssalata ibtigha'a marzatika
O Allah, I have offered this prayer seeking Your pleasure,

وَطَلَبَ نَائِلِكَ
wa talaba na'ilika
wishing for Your gift,

وَرَجَاءَ رِفْدِكَ وَجَوَائِزِكَ
wa raja'a rifdika wa jawa'izika
and hoping for Your prizes and rewards;

فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
fasalli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
so, (please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

وَتَقَبَّلْهَا مِنِّي بِاحْسَنِ قَبُولٍ
wa taqabbalha minni bi-ahsani qabulin
accept it from me with the best acceptance,

وَبَلِّغْنِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ ٱلْمَامُولَ
wa ballighni birahmatika alma'mula
make me gain what I hope, out of Your mercy,

وَٱفْعَلْ بِي مَا انْتَ اهْلُهُ
waf`al bi ma anta ahluhu
and do to me that which befits You,

يَا ا رْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most merciful of all those who show mercy!



Hz.Khizr
You may then prostrate yourself and put your cheek on the ground. Then, you may walk to the eastern side of the mosque where you may offer a two-unit prayer. After that, you may extend your hands and say the following supplicatory words:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنْ كَانَتِ ٱلذُّنُوبُ وَٱلْخَطَايَا
allahumma in kanat aldhdhunubu walkhataya
O Allah, if my sins and faults

قَدْ اخْلَقَتْ وَجْهِي عِنْدَكَ
qad akhlaqat wajhi `indaka
have caused my face to be tattered in Your view;

فَلَمْ تَرْفَعْ لِي إِلَيْكَ صَوْتاً
falam tarfa` li ilayka sawtan
therefore, they impeded my voice from reaching You

وَلَمْ تَسْتَجِبْ لِي دَعْوَةً
wa lam tastajib li da`watan
and You thus have not responded to any of my prayers,

فَإِنِّي اسْالُكَ بِكَ يَا اَللَّهُ
fa'inni as'aluka bika ya allahu
I then beseech You in Your Name, O Allah,

فَإِنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِثْلَكَ احَدٌ
fa'innahu laysa mithlaka ahadun
for there is verily nothing like You,

وَاتَوَسَّلُ إِلَيْكَ بِمُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
wa atawassalu ilayka bimuhammadin wa alihi
I seek the intercession of Muhammad and his Household to You,

وَاسْالُكَ انْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa as'aluka an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
and I beseech You to send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

وَانْ تُقْبِلَ إِلَيَّ بِوَجْهِكَ ٱلْكَرِيمِ
wa an tuqbila ilayya biwajhika alkarimi
to come to me with Your Noble Face,

وَتُقْبِلَ بِوَجْهِي إِلَيْكَ
wa tuqbila biwajhi ilayka
to accept my turning my face towards You,

وَلاَ تُخَيِّبْنِي حيِنَ ادْعُوكَ
wa la tukhayyibni hina ad`uka
not to let me down when I supplicate You,

وَلاَ تَحْرِمْنِي حيِنَ ارْجُوكَ
wa la tahrimni hina arjuka
and not to deprive me (of Your response) when I please You.

يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most merciful of all those who show mercy!



Ambiya and Saleheen
According to an anonymous guidebook of Ziyarah, it has been mentioned that you may then walk to the other eastern corner of the mosque and offer there a two-unit prayer and then say the following supplicatory prayer:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اسْالُكَ بِٱسْمِكَ يَا اَللهُ
allahumma inni as'aluka bismika ya allahu
O Allah, I do beseech You by Your Name, O Allah,

انْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
to send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

وَانْ تَجْعَلَ خَيْرَ عُمْرِي آخِرَهُ
wa an taj`ala khayra `umri akhirahu
to cause the best of my lifetime to be the last of it,

وَخَيْرَ اعْمَالِي خَوَاتِيمَهَا
wa khayra a`mali khawatimaha
the best of my deeds to be the last of them,

وَخَيْرَ ايَّامِي يَوْمَ الْقَاكَ فِيهِ
wa khayra ayyami yawma alqaka fihi
and the best of my days to be the day on which I meet You.

إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
innaka `ala kulli shay'in qadirun
Verily, You have power over all things.

اَللَّهُمَّ تَقَبَّلْ دُعَائِي
allahumma taqabbal du`a'i
O Allah, (please) accept my prayer

وَٱسْمَعْ نَجْوَايَ
wasma` najwaya
and listen to my confidential speech (with You).

يَا عَلِيُّ يَا عَظِيمُ
ya `aliyyu ya `azimu
O All-high! O All-great!

يَا قَادِرُ يَا قَاهِرُ
ya qadiru ya qahiru
O All-powerful! O All-prevalent!

يَا حَيّاً لاَ يَمُوتُ
ya hayyan la yamutu
O He Who is Ever-living and never dies,

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

وَٱغْفِرْ لِيَ ٱلذُّنُوبَ ٱلَّتِي بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَكَ
waghfir liya aldhdhunuba allati bayni wa baynaka
forgive my sins that I have committed between You and me,

وَلاَ تَفْضَحْنِي عَلَىٰ رُؤُوسِ ٱلاشْهَادِ
wa la tafzahni `ala ru'usi al-ashhadi
do not expose me in the presence of the witnesses,

وَٱحْرُسْنِي بِعَيْنِكَ ٱلَّتِي لاَ تَنَامُ
wahrusni bi`aynika allati la tanamu
guard me with Your Eye that never sleeps,

وَٱرْحَمْنِي بِقُدْرَتِكَ عَلَيَّ
warhamni biqudratika `alayya
and have mercy upon me as You have full power over me.

يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most merciful of all those who show mercy!

وَصَلَّىٰ ٱللهُ عَلَىٰ سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ
wa salla allahu `ala sayyidina muhammadin
May Allah send blessings upon our master Muhammad

وَآلِهِ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ يَا رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
wa alihi alttahirina ya rabba al`alamina
and upon his Immaculate Household. O Lord of the worlds!




Station of Imam Zainul Abideen (as)
This holy area of Masjid al-Sahla is currently known as maqam zayn al-`Abidin (the Place of Imam Zayn al-`ªbidin).
Then, you may offer a two-unit prayer in the house that is situated in the middle of Masjid al-Sahla. Upon accomplishment, you may say the following words:
يَا مَنْ هُوَ اقْرَبُ إِلَيَّ مِنْ حَبْلِ ٱلْوَرِيدِ
ya man huwa aqrabu ilayya min habli alwaridi
O He Who is nearer to me than my life-vein!

يَا فَعَّالاً لِمَا يُرِيدُ
ya fa``alan lima yuridu
O He Who does whatever He wills!

يَا مَنْ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ ٱلْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ
ya man yahulu bayna almar'i wa qalbihi
O He Who intervenes between man and his heart!

صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
salli `ala muhammadin wa alihi
(Please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household

وَحُلْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ مَنْ يُؤْذِينَا
wa hul baynana wa bayna man yu'dhina
and intervene between us and those who intend harm to us,

بِحَوْلِكَ وَقُوَّتِكَ
bihawlika wa quwwatika
in the name of Your might and power.

يَا كَافِياً مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ
ya kafiyan min kulli shay'in
O He Who saves from all things

وَلاَ يَكْفِي مِنْهُ شَيْءٌ
wa la yakfi minhu shay'un
and nothing can ever save from Him!

ٱكْفِنَا ٱلْمُهِمَّ مِنْ امْرِ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
ikfina almuhimma min amri alddunya wal-akhirati
(Please do) relieve us from whatever aggrieves us from our worldly and religious affairs.

يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most merciful of all those who show mercy!





You may then put both your cheeks on the ground.
In the book of al-Mazar al-Qadim, it is mentioned that one may offer at this place a two-unit prayer and then say the previously mentioned prayer ( in Masjid Kufa Maqam Noah)
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي اسْالُكَ يَا مَنْ لاَ تَرَاهُ ٱلْعُيُونُ
allahumma inni as'aluka ya man la tarahu al`uyunu
O Allah, I beseech You, O He Whom cannot be seen by eyes,

وَلاَ تُحِيطُ بِهِ ٱلظُّنُونُ
wa la tuhitu bihi alzzununu
Whom cannot be comprehended by visions,

وَلاَ يَصِفُهُ ٱلْوَاصِفُونَ
wa la yasifuhu alwasifuna
Whom cannot be described by all those who describe Him,

وَلاَ تُغَيِّرُهُ ٱلْحَوَادِثُ
wa la tughayyiruhu alhawadithu
Whom cannot be affected by events,

وَلاَ تُفْنِيهِ ٱلدُّهُورُ
wa la tufnihi aldduhuru
and Whom cannot be obliterated due to passage of ages!

تَعْلَمُ مَثَاقِيلَ ٱلْجِبَالِ
ta`lamu mathaqila aljibali
You know the measures of mountains,

وَمَكَايِيلَ ٱلْبِحَارِ
wa makayila albihari
the amounts (of water) of oceans,

وَوَرَقَ ٱلاشْجَارِ
wa waraqa al-ashjari
the number of the trees’ leaves,

وَرَمْلَ ٱلْقِفَارِ
wa ramla alqifari
the sands of deserts,

وَمَا اضَاءَتْ بِهِ ٱلشَّمْسُ وَٱلْقَمَرُ
wa ma aza'at bihi alshshamsu walqamaru
whatever is under the sunlight and moonlight,

وَاظْلَمَ عَلَيْهِ ٱللَّيْلُ
wa azlama `alayhi allaylu
whatever is under darkness of night,

وَوَضَحَ عَلَيْهِ ٱلنَّهَارُ
wa wazaha `alayhi alnnaharu
and whatever is shown by daylight.

وَلاَ تُوَارِي مِنْكَ سَمَاءٌ سَمَاءً
wa la tuwari minka sama'un sama'an
No sky can screen another sky from You,

وَلاَ ارْضٌ ارْضاً
wa la arzun arzan
no layer of the earth can screen another layer from You,

وَلاَ جَبَلٌ مَا فِي اصْلِهِ
wa la jabalun ma fi aslihi
no mountain can screen its other parts from You,

وَلاَ بَحْرٌ مَا فِي قَعْرِهِ
wa la bahrun ma fi qa`rihi
and no ocean can screen its depths from You.

اسْالُكَ انْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
as'aluka an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
I thus beseech You to send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

وَانْ تَجْعَلَ خَيْرَ امْرِي آخِرَهُ
wa an taj`ala khayra amri akhirahu
to cause the best of my affair to be the conclusion of it,

وَخَيْرَ اعْمَالِي خَوَاتِيمَهَا
wa khayra a`mali khawatimaha
to cause the best of my deeds to be the last of them,

وَخَيْرَ ايَّامِي يَوْمَ الْقَاكَ
wa khayra ayyami yawma alqaka
and to cause the best of my days to be the day when I meet You,

إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
innaka `ala kulli sha'in qadirun
for You verily have power over all things.

اَللَّهُمَّ مَنْ ارَادَنِي بِسُوءٍ فَارِدْهُ
allahumma man aradani bisu'in fa'arid-hu
O Allah, (please do) deter all those who intend evil to me,

وَمَنْ كَادَنِي فَكِدْهُ
wa man kadani fakid-hu
encumber all those who plan to do evil to me,

وَمَنْ بَغَانِي بِهَلَكَةٍ فَاهْلِكْهُ
wa man baghani bihalakatin fa'ahlik-hu
terminate all those who is set to terminate me,

وَٱكْفِنِي مَا اهَمَّنِي مِمَّنْ دَخَلَ هَمُّهُ عَلَيَّ
wakfini ma ahammani mimman dakhala hammuhu `alayya
and save me from all that which aggrieves me at the hands of those who intend grief to me.

اَللَّهُمَّ ادْخِلْنِي فِي دِرْعِكَ ٱلْحَصِينَةِ
allahumma adkhilni fi dir`ika alhasinati
O Allah, (please do) include me with Your impervious armor

وَٱسْتُرْنِي بِسِتْرِكَ ٱلْوَاقِي
wasturni bisitrika alwaqi
and cover me with Your protective shield.

يَا مَنْ يَكْفِي مِنْ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ
ya man yakfi min kulli shay'in
O He Who saves from all things

وَلاَ يَكْفِي مِنْهُ شَيْءٌ
wa la yakfi minhu shay'un
and nothing can ever save from You,

إِكْفِنِي مَا اهَمَّنِي مِنْ امْرِ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلآخِرَةِ
akfini ma ahammani min amri alddunya wal-akhirati
(please) relieve me from whatever has aggrieved me from the affairs of this world and the world to come

وَصَدِّقْ قَوْلِي وَفِعْلِي
wa saddiq qawli wa fi`li
and cause my words to be corresponding with my deeds.

يَا شَفِيقُ يَا رَفِيقُ
ya shafiqu ya rafiqu
O All-sympathetic! O All-kind!

فَرِّجْ عَنِّيَ ٱلْمَضِيقَ
farrij `anni almaziqa
(please) relieve me from depression

وَلاَ تُحَمِّلْنِي مَا لاَ اطِيقُ
wa la tuhammilni ma la utiqu
and do not burden on me that which I cannot stand.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱحْرُسْنِي بِعَيْنِكَ ٱلَّتِي لاَ تَنَامُ
allahumma ihrusni bi`aynika allati la tanamu
O Allah, (please) guard me with Your Eye that never sleeps

وَٱرْحَمْنِي بِقُدْرَتِكَ عَلَيَّ
warhamni biqudratika `alayya
and have mercy upon me in the name of Your power over me.

يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina
O most merciful of all those who show mercy!

يَا عَلِيُّ يَا عَظِيمُ
ya `aliyyu ya `azimu
O All-high! O All-great!

انْتَ عَالِمٌ بِحَاجَتِي
anta `alimun bihajati
You know what I need

وَعَلَىٰ قَضَائِهَا قَدِيرٌ
wa `ala qaza'iha qadirun
and You have the power to grant it to me,

وَهِيَ لَدَيْكَ يَسِيرٌ
wa hiya ladayka yasirun
which is an easy thing to be done by You

وَانَا إِلَيْكَ فَقِيرٌ
wa ana ilayka faqirun
and I do want You;

فَمُنَّ بِهَا عَلَيَّ يَا كَرِيمُ
famunna biha `alayya ya karimu
so, (please) do me the favor of settling my need, O All-merciful!

إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
innaka `ala kulli shay'in qadirun
Verily, You have power over all things.


You may then prostrate yourself and say the following words:
إِلٰهِي قَدْ عَلِمْتَ حَوَائِجِي
ilahi qad `alimta hawa'iji
O my God, You have known my needs;

فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَٱقْضِهَا
fasalli `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin waqziha
so, please send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad and settle my needs.

وَقَدْ احْصَيْتَ ذُنُوبِي
wa qad ahsayta dhunubi
You have accounted all my sins;

فَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ وَٱغْفِرْهَا
fasalli `ala muhammadin wa alihi waghfirha
so, please send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household and forgive them,

يَا كَرِيمُ
ya karimu
O All-generous!

Next to this place, there is an area known as maqam al-mahdi (the Place of Imam al-Mahdi).
Makam Imam Mahdi(ajtfs)
Recite Isteghasa

Salat Imam Mahd(ajtfs)
Zayd Mosque You may then walk to the mosque of Zayd ibn Sawhan, which is near to Masjid al-Sahla, and offer a two-unit prayer there. After accomplishment, you may extend your hand and say the following supplicatory prayer: You may then walk to the mosque of Zayd ibn Sawhan, which is near to Masjid al-Sahla, and offer a two-unit prayer there. After accomplishment, you may extend your hand and say the following supplicatory prayer:
إِلٰهِي قَدْ مَدَّ إِلَيْكَ ٱلْخَاطِئُ ٱلْمُذْنِبُ يَدَيْهِ بِحُسْنِ ظَنِّهِ بِكَ
ilahi qad madda ilayka alkhati'u almudhnibu yadayhi bihusni zannihi bika
O my God, I, the wrongdoer and sinful, am extending my hands to You, on account of the good opinion that I carry about You.

إِلٰهِي قَدْ جَلَسَ ٱلْمُسِيءُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ مُقِرّاً لَكَ بِسُوءِ عَمَلِهِ
ilahi qad jalasa almusi'u bayna yadayka muqirran laka bisu'i `amalihi
O my God, I, the evildoer, am sitting before You, confessing to You of my ill deeds

وَرَاجِياً مِنْكَ ٱلصَّفْحَ عَنْ زَللِهِ
wa rajiyan minka alssafha `an zalalihi
and hoping for You to overlook my faults.

إِلٰهِي قَدْ رَفَعَ إِلَيْكَ ٱلظَّالِمُ كَفَّيْهِ رَاجِياً لِمَا لَدَيْكَ
ilahi qad rafa`a ilayka alzzalimu kaffayhi rajiyan lima ladayka
O my God, I, the unjust, am raising my hands in the hope of attaining that which You have in possession;

فَلا تُخَيِّبْهُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ
fala tukhayyibhu birahmatika min fazlika
so, do not deprive me of Your favors, out of Your mercy.

إِلٰهِي قَدْ جَثَا ٱلْعَائِدُ إِلَىٰ ٱلْمَعَاصِي بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ
ilahi qad jatha al`a'idu ila alma`asi bayna yadayka
O my God, I, the reverter to disobedience, am kneeling before You,

خَائِفاً مِنْ يَوْمٍ تَجْثُو فِيهِ ٱلْخَلاَئِقُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ
kha'ifan min yawmin tajthu fihi alkhala'iqu bayna yadayka
for I fear the day on which all created beings shall kneel before You.

إِلٰهِي جَاءَكَ ٱلْعَبْدُ ٱلْخَاطِئُ فَزِعاً مُشْفِقاً
ilahi ja'aka al`abdu alkhati'u fazi`an mushfiqan
O my God, I, the faulty servant, am coming to You with panic and fear,

وَرَفَعَ إِلَيْكَ طَرْفَهُ حَذِراً رَاجِياً
wa rafa`a ilayka tarfahu hadhiran rajiyan
raising my sight to You with caution and hope,

وَفَاضَتْ عَبْرَتُهُ مُسْتَغْفِراً نَادِماً
wa fazat `abratuhu mustaghfiran nadiman
shedding tears, seeking forgiveness, and showing regret.

وَعِزَّ تِكَ وَجَلالِكَ مَا ارَدْتُ بِمَعْصِيَتِي مُخَالَفَتَكَ
wa `izzatika wa jalalika ma aradtu bima`siyati mukhalafataka
By Your Might and Majesty I swear! When I disobeyed You, I have not intended to violate You

وَمَا عَصَيْتُكَ إِذْ عَصَيْتُكَ وَانَا بِكَ جَاهِلٌ
wa ma `asaytuka idh `asaytuka wa ana bika jahilun
and when I disobeyed You, I have never been unaware of You

وَلاَ لِعُقُوبَتِكَ مُتَعَرِّضٌ
wa la li`uqubatika muta`arrizun
I have never intended to expose myself to Your punishment,

وَلاَ لِنَظَرِكَ مُسْتَخِفٌّ
wa la linazarika mustakhiffun
and I have never belittled Your watching over me;

وَلكِنْ سَوَّلَتْ لِي نَفْسِي
wa lakin sawwalat li nafsi
rather, my soul has commended to me,

وَاعَانَتْنِي عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ شِقْوَتِي
wa a`anatni `ala dhalika shiqwati
my adversity has overcome me,

وَغَرَّنِي سِتْرُكَ ٱلْمُرْخَىٰ عَلَيَّ
wa gharrani sitruka almurkha `alayya
and I was deceived by Your screen that covers all my defects.

فَمِنَ ٱلآنَ مِنْ عَذَابِكَ مَنْ يَسْتَنْقِذُنِي؟
famin al-ana min `adhabika man yastanqidhuni
Now, who can save me from Your punishment ?

وَبَحَبْلِ مَنْ اعْتَصِمُ إِنْ قَطَعْتَ حَبْلَكَ عَنِّي؟
wa bahabli man a`tasimu in qata`ta hablaka `annai
Whose rope can I maintain if You cut the rope that connects me with You ?

فَيَا سَوْاتَاهُ غَداً مِنَ ٱلْوُقُوفِ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ
faya saw'atahu ghadan min alwuqufi bayna yadayka
What a shame shall be on me tomorrow when I will be detained before You

إِذَا قِيلَ لِلْمُخِفِّينَ: جُوزُوٱ
idha qila lilmukhiffina juzu
when the light-loaded ones will be allowed to pass,

ولِلْمُثْقِلِينَ: حُطُّوٱ
wa lilmuthqilina huttu
but the heavy-loaded ones will be stopped ?

افَمَعَ ٱلْمُخِفِّينَ اجُوزُ امْ مَعَ ٱلْمُثْقِلِينَ احُطُّ؟
afama`a almukhiffina ajuzu am ma`a almuthqilina ahuttu
Shall I pass with the light-loaded ones or shall I be stopped with the heavy-loaded ones ?

وَيْلِي كُلَّمَا كَبُرَ سِنِّي كَثُرَتْ ذُنُوبِي!
wayli kullama kabura sinni kathurat dhunubi
Woe to me! The older I am the more sinful I become!

وَيْلِي كُلَّمَا طَالَ عُمْرِي كَثُرَتْ مَعَاصِيِّي
wayli kullama tala `umri kathurat ma`asiyyi
Woe to me! The more aged I am the more disobedient I become!

فَكَمْ اتُوبُ
fakam atubu
So often have I declared repentance!

وَكَمْ اعُودُ
wa kam a`udu
And so often have I returned to committing acts of disobedience!

امَا آنَ لِي انْ اسْتَحْيِيَ مِنْ رَبِّي
ama ana li an astahyiya min rabbi
Has not the time come that I be ashamed of my Lord?

اَللَّهُمَّ فَبِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
allahuma fabihaqqi muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
O Allah, (I beg You) in the name of Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,

إِغْفِرْ لِي وَٱرْحَمْنِي
ighfir li warhamni
please, forgive me and have mercy upon me.

يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ وَخَيْرَ ٱلْغَافِرِينَ
ya arhama alrrahimina wa khayra alghafirina
O most merciful of all those who show mercy and most excellent forgiver of all those who forgive!

You may then try to weep and put your face on the dust, saying:
إِرْحَمْ مَنْ اسَاءَ وَٱقَتَرَفَ
irham man asa'a waqtarafa
(Please) have mercy upon him who had misbehaved and committed sins,

وَٱسْتَكَانَ وَٱعْتَرَفَ
wastakana wa`tarafa
but he then submitted and confessed.

Then, you may put your right cheek on the ground and say the following words:
إِنْ كُنْتُ بِئْسَ ٱلْعَبْدُ
in kuntu bi'sa al`abdu
If I am the worst servant (of You),

فَانْتَ نِعْمَ ٱلرَّبُّ
fa'anta ni`ma alrrabbu
then You are the All-excellent Lord.


You may then put your left cheek on the ground and say the following words:
عَظُمَ ٱلذَّنْبُ مِنْ عَبْدِكَ
`azuma aldhdhanbu min `abdika
Your servant’s sin has been very flagrant,

فَلْيَحْسُنِ ٱلْعَفْوُ مِنْ عِنْدِكَ
falyahsun al`afwu min `indika
then let Your pardon be very excellent,

يَا كَرِيمُ
ya karimu
O All-generous!


You may then return to the normal position of prostration and repeat the following word one hundred times:
الْعَفْوَ ٱلْعَفْوَ
al`afwa al`afwa
Pardon! Pardon!


Zayd and Sa`sa`ah Zayd Mosque is one of the honorable mosques in the city of al-Kufah. It is ascribed to Zayd ibn Sawhan, one of the grand companions of Imam `Ali (‘a). He is also regarded as one of the loftiest personalities. He was martyred in the Battle of the Camel (al-jamal) under the command of Imam `Ali (‘a). The previously mentioned supplicatory prayer is ascribed to Zayd and he is reported to have used to said it in the supererogatory prayers of night (i.e. the night prayers).
Next to this mosque, there is the mosque of Sa`sa`ah ibn Sawhan, Zayd’s brother. Sa`sa`ah was also one of the intimate companions of Imam `Ali (‘a). He was one of the well-versed scholars of religious knowledge and one of the faithful believers. He was so eloquent that Imam `Ali (‘a) called him as al-khatib al-shahshah (the skillful orator) and praised him for his rhetoric and expressiveness. The Imam (‘a) also praised Sa`sa`ah for his asceticism and aid.
Having attended the funeral ceremony of Imam `Ali’s holy body at night from al-Kufah to al-Najaf, Sa`sa`ah was present; and when Imam `Ali’s body was buried, Sa`sa`ah stopped at the tomb, took a handful of its dust, dispersed it on his head, and said, “May Allah accept my father and mother as ransoms for you, O Commander of the Believers! Congratulations, Abu’l-Hasan! Your birth was uniquely excellent, your steadfastness was typically firm, and your striving was outstandingly great. You have thus attained that for which you hoped, your trade has been successful, and you have joined your Lord… etc.”
Sa`sa`ah went on in the same style and he then wept so heavily that all those who were present could not resist weeping. Hence, Sa`sa`ah held and orated in a consolation ceremony at midnight in the presence of Imam al-Hasan, Imam al-Husayn, Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah, al-`Abbas, and the other sons and cousins of Imam `Ali—peace be upon them all. When Sa`sa`ah finished his oration, the attendants turned to Imam al-Hasan and Imam al-Husayn to console them for their father’s martyrdom. They then returned to al-Kufah.
In conclusion, Sa`sa`ah Mosque is also one of the holy places in the city of al-Kufah. A group of our scholars have seen Imam al- Mahdi (‘a) offering a two-unit prayer there during the month of Rajab. He then said the prayer that begins with the following statement:" allahumma ya dha alminani" See dua4
Although it may be understood that this supplicatory prayer is within the acts that are done at Sa`sa`ah Mosque, because Imam al-Mahdi (‘a) said it there, this act (i.e. the two-unit prayer and the supplicatory prayer) is dedicated to the general acts of the month of Rajab, as is confirmed in the books of our scholars.