Ziyarat Deputies of Imam Mahdi(ajtfs)
( peace be upon them)

Depuitesof Imam Mahdi(ajtfs)
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THE DEPUTIES OF IMAM (may our souls be sacrificed for him) The special deputies of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) during his short occultation period were four individuals, namely:
Abu Amr Othman bin Saeed bin Amr Amri Asadi
His son, Abu Ja’far Mohammad bin Othman bin Saeed Amri
Abul Qasim Husain bin Rauh bin Abu Bahr Naubakhti
Abul Hasan Ali bin Mohammad Samari[1]
These great personalities are the special deputies of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) during his short occultation period. All the letters and commands of his holiness (A.S.) used to reach the Shias through them and by their hands. After that period, the long occultation period arrived and no more deputies were allotted.
[1] Ayatullah Sayyid Ahmad Mustanbit (R.A.) says: it is possible that these four personalities held higher virtue, in fact it is not far-fetched that they could be infallibles. Even in the present day, they are a means of connection between Imam and the Shias; just as they held this position during the short occultation period, for about seventy years. (Az Ziyarah wal Basharah: 1/132).
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Ghaibat and 4 deputies



ZIYARAH FOR THE DEPUTIES OF IMAM (may our souls be sacrificed for him)
Sheikh has mentioned in "Tahzeeb" and Ibn Taaus in "Misbaahu Zza'ir" that it is recommended to offer Ziyarah to him such Ziyarah that was attributed to Abu Al-Qasim Al-Husein bn Ruh (may Allah be pleased with him), you stand on the tomb of Uthman bn Sayeed (may Allah be pleased with him) and say:
اَلسَّلامُ عَلى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى أَميرِالْمُؤْمِنينَ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبي طالِبٍ ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى خَديجَةَ الْكُبْرى ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى فاطِمَةَ الزَّهْراءِ ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلَى الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلَى الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحُسَيْنِ.
اَلسَّلامُ عَلى مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى مُوسَى بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوسى ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلَى الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ، اَلسَّلامُ عَلى مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ الْمَهْدِيِّ صاحِبِ الزَّمانِ.
اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا عُثْمانَ بْنَ سَعيدٍ ، أَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ بابُ الْمَوْلى ، أَدَّيْتَ عَنْهُ وَأَدَّيْتَ إِلَيْهِ ، ما خالَفْتَهُ وَلا خالَفْتَ عَلَيْهِ ، قُمْتَ خاصّاً ، وَانْصَرَفْتَ سابِقاً ، جِئْتُكَ عارِفاً بِالْحَقِّ الَّذي أَنْتَ عَلَيْهِ، وَأَنَّكَ ما خُنْتَ فِي التَّأْدِيَةِ وَالسِّفارَةِ.
اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ مِنْ بابٍ ما أَوْسَعَكَ ، وَمِنْ سَفيرٍ ما آمَنَكَ ، وَمِنْ ثِقَةٍ ما أَمْكَنَكَ ، أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ اللَّهَ اخْتَصَّكَ بِنُورِهِ حَتَّى عايَنْتَ الشَّخْصَ ، فَأَدَّيْتَ عَنْهُ وَأَدَّيْتَ إِلَيْهِ.
Peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon the commander of the faithful, Ali son of Abi Talib, peace be upon Khadjah Al-Kubrah, peace be upon Fatimah Zahra, peace be upon Al-Hasan son of Ali, peace be upon Al-Husein son of Ali, peace be upon Ali son of Al-Husein, peace be upon Muhammad son of Ali, peace be upon Ja'afar son of Muhammad.
Peace be upon Musa son of Ja'afar, peace be upon Ali son of Musa, peace be upon Muhammad son of Ali, peace be upon Ali son of Muhammad, peace be upon Al-Hasan son of Ali, peace be upon Muhammad son of Al-Hasan Al-Mahdi, the leader of the time.
Peace be upon you, O' Uthman son of Sayeed, I testify that you are the gate to my master, you receive and take issues to him, you are not in contrary with him nor with those that send you to him, you specifically stood up and has previously devoted yourself. I have come to you knowing the right you possess and testifying that you did not contravene in carrying out your duty and ambassadorship.
Peace be upon you the source of well-being whose gate is wide, and from the ambassadorship that was entrusted to you, and the trustworthiness that was empowered to you, I testify that Allah has chosen you with His light till you are viewed as person, and you convey from him and to him.


Then you repeat the salutation to the Prophet and the Imam (May Allah's blessing be upon them) till the salutation to the leader of the time, may Allah's blessing be upon him and say the following:
جِئْتُكَ مُخْلِصاً بِتَوْحيدِ اللَّهِ وَمُوالاةِ أَوْلِيائِهِ، وَالْبَراءَةِ مِنْ أَعْدائِهِمْ وَمِنَ الَّذينَ خالَفُوكَ، يا حُجَّةَ الْمَوْلى، وَبِكَ اللَّهُمَّ تَوَجُّهي، وَبِهِمْ إِلَيْكَ تَوَسُّلي.
I sincerely came to you through the oneness of Allah and allegiance to His saints, and denunciation from their enemies and those that are in contrary to you. O' the proof of the Master, O' Allah I concentrated to you, and through them I seek means towards You.

Then you supplicate and tender your request before Allah the Most High. You can also visit the other deputies with the same Ziyarah but you mention their names in the place of Uthman bn Sayeed.[1]
[1]- Mafaatihul Jannaat 1: 462; Misbaahu Zza'ir : 514.




ZIYARAT OF THE FIRST DEPUTY
OTHMAN BIN SAEED (R.A.)
Allama Majlisi (R.A.) says: in one of the old manuscripts associated to one of the great Shia scholars, I found a Ziyarat of Othman bin Saeed Amri Asadi (R.A.), which is as follows:
اَلسِّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا نائِبَ قِوامِ الْإِسْلامِ ، وَبَهاءِ الْأَيَّامِ ، وَحُجَّةِ اللَّهِ الْمَلِكِ الْعَلّامِ عَلَى الْخاصِّ وَالْعامِّ ، اَلْفارُوقِ بَيْنَ الْحَلالِ وَالْحَرامِ ، وَالنُّورِ الزَّاهِرِ ، وَالْمَجْدِ الْباهِرِ في كُلِّ مَوْقِفٍ وَمَقامٍ.
اَلسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ يا وَلِيَّ بَقِيَّةِ الْأَنْبِياءِ وَخِيَرَةِ إِلهِ السَّماءِ ، اَلْمَخْتَصِّ بِأَعْلى مَراتِبِ الْمُلْكِ الْعَظيمِ ، اَلْمُنْجي مِنْ مَتالِفِ الْعَطَبِ الْعَميمِ ، ذِي اللِّواءِ الْمَنْصُورِ، وَالْعَلَمِ الْمَنْشُورِ، وَالْعِلْمِ الْمَسْتُورِ، وَالْمَحَجَّةِ الْعُظْمى ، وَالْحُجَّةِ الْكُبْرى، سُلالَةِ الْمُقَدَّسينَ، وَذُرِّيَّةِ الْمُرْسَلينَ، وَابْنِ خاتَمِ النَّبِيّينَ ، وَبَهْجَةِ الْعابِدينَ، وَرُكْنِ الْمُوَحِّدينَ، وَوارِثِ الْخِيَرَةِ الطَّاهِرينَ، صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ صَلاةً لاتَنْفَدُ وَإِنْ نَفَدَ الدَّهْرُ، وَلاتَحُولُ وَإِنْ حالَ الزَّمَنُ وَالْعَصْرُ .
أَللَّهُمَّ إِنّي اُقَدِّمُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ سُؤالي ، اَلْإِعْتِرافَ لَكَ بِالْوَحْدانِيَّةِ ، وَلِمُحَمَّدٍ بِالنُّبُوَّةِ ، وَلِعَلِيٍّ بِالْإِمامَةِ ، وَلِذُرِّيَّتِهِما بِالْعِصْمَةِ وَفَرْضِ الطَّاعَةِ ، وَبِهذَا الْوَلِيِّ الرَّشيدِ ، وَالْمَوْلَى السَّديدِ ، أَبي مُحَمَّدٍ عُثْمانَ بْنِ سَعيدٍ ، أَتَوَسَّلُ إِلَى اللَّهِ بِالشَّفاعَةِ إِلَيْهِ ، لِيَشْفَعَ إِلى شُفَعائِهِ ، وَأَهْلِ مَوَدَّتِهِ وَخُلَصائِهِ ، أَنْ يَسْتَنْقِذُوني مِنْ مَكارِهِ الدُّنْيا وَالْآخِرَةِ .
أَللَّهُمَّ إِنّي أَتَوَسَّلُ إِلَيْكَ بِعَبْدِكَ عُثْمانَ بْنِ سَعيدٍ ، وَاُقَدِّمُهُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَوائِجي أَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَشيعَتِهِ وَأَوْلِيائِهِ ، وَأَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِيَ الْحَوْبَ وَالْخَطايا ، وَتَسْتُرَ عَلَيَّ الزَّلَلَ وَالسَّيِّئاتِ ، وَتَرْزُقَنِي السَّلامَةَ مِنَ الرَّزايا.
فَكُنْ لي يا وَلِيَّ اللَّهِ شافِعاً نافِعاً ، وَرُكْناً مَنيعاً دافِعاً ، فَقَدْ أَلْقَيْتُ إِلَيْكَ بِالْآمالِ ، وَوَثِقْتُ مِنْكَ بِتَخْفيفِ الْأَثْقالِ ، وَقَرَعْتُ بِكَ يا سَيِّدي بابَ الْحاجَةِ ، وَرَجَوْتُ مِنْكَ جَميلَ سِفارَتِكَ ، وَحُصُولَ الْفَلاحِ بِمَقامِ غِياثٍ أَعْتَمِدُ عَلَيْهِ وَأَقْصُدُ إِلَيْهِ ، وَأَطْرَحُ نَفْسي بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ ، وَالسَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ.

Peace be upon you O’ noble servant, a well-wisher for Allah, and His Prophet, and His friends, one who strived seriously for the service of the rulers of the creations, the trusted ones in the eye of Allah and His chosen servants, Peace be upon you O’ great doorway, and a firm path, and a kind guardian, Peace be upon you O’ he who is crowned with the lights of Imamate, who is covered with the veil of Mehdawiyya, who was chosen specifically for the Ahmadi secrets of Ahmadiyya, and for the Alavi shining stars, and for the Fatimid sons, Peace be upon you O’ light for the eyes and the hidden secret, Peace be upon you O’ relief for the hearts, and the final desire. Peace be upon you O’ believer’s sun, and the reliable pillar for the disconnected Shias, Peace be upon you O’ guardian of the orphans, and the authentic one in the eyes of the honourable Masters, Peace be upon you O’ means toward the divine secret between the people, and the vicegerent of Allah’s Guardian, the mender, the solver. Peace be upon you O’ deputy of the establisher of Islam, and the brightness of days, and the divine argument, the All-knowing ruler upon the special and common people, the discriminator between the Halal and the Haram, the apparent light, the beautiful glory in every place and position. Peace be upon you O’ deputy of the remainder of Prophets and the chosen one by He who is Worshipped in Heaven, who has been made specifically for the loft positions of the great kingdom, the deliverer from the destructive happenings, the bearer of the victory flag, the waving flag, the hidden knowledge, the lineage of the Messengers, and the son of the seal of Prophets, the joy of the worshippers, the pillar of the monotheists, the inheritor of the bests of the purified ones, May Allah bless them with an blessing that doesn’t end with the end of the world, and doesn’t alter with the change in periods and times. O’ Allah, before I put forward my demand, I declare Your Oneness, and the Prophet-hood of Mohammad, and the Imamate of Ali, and the Infallibility of their Progeny and the obligation of their obedience. Similarly, through this guided Guardian, steadfast Master, Abi Mohammad Othman bin Saeed, I seek means towards You through his intercession, so that he intercedes for me near the intercessors, and those who possess his love, and have purified themselves for them, to protect me from the mishaps of this world and the hereafter. O’ Allah, indeed I seek means towards You through Your servant, Othman bin Saeed, and place my demand before You, that (please) bless Mohammad and his holy Progeny and his Shias and friends, and forgiven me from my errors and mistakes, and hide my flaws and wrongdoings, and provide me with safety from calamities. And O’ Guardian of Allah, be my benefitting intercessor, and a reliable and firm defender; indeed I have come to you with hopes, and am confident that you will decrease the weight of my sins, and I have knocked the door of demands through you, O’ master, and I hope for the best deputation from you, and I hope to attain prosperity through you towards a just place which I rely upon and intend to reach, and to place my life before him. Peace and divine mercy be upon you.

Then offer the Ziyarat prayer and gift it to him and to all the other deputies who served along with him. May Allah bless each one of them! Then while standing towards his direction, bid farewell to his holiness.[1]
[1] Bihar ul Anwaar: 102/292 .


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The Tomb of al-Husayn ibn `Ali ibn Muhammad
Near the tombs of Imam al-Hadi and Imam al-`Askari (`a), there lies the tomb of al-Husayn the son of Imam al-Hadi and the brother of Imam al-`Askari as well as other tombs of great personalities from the descendants of the Holy Prophet (i.e. sayyids). Although I, personally, have not put my hand on the biography of al-Husayn, he seems to have been one of the sublime and great personalities. Some traditions have mentioned that Imam al-Hasan al-`Askari (`a) and his brother al-Husayn were called the two grandsons, being resembled to the two grandsons of the Holy Prophet; namely, Imam al-Hasan and Imam al-Husayn the sons of Imam `Ali, peace be upon them all.
According to the tradition reported by Abu’l-Tayyib, the voice of Imam al-Mahdi (`a) was similar to the voice of al-Husayn.
In his book of Shajarat al-Awliya', Sayyid Ahmad al-Ardukani al-Yazdi, the wise jurisprudent and traditionist, mentioning the sons of Imam `Ali al-Hadi, says that his son al-Husayn was one of the famous ascetics and worshippers and he professed the Imamate of his brother.
A deep investigation may lead to more points of the virtues and sublimity of this personality than what I have obtained.

Ziyarah of Sayyid Muhammad the son of Imam `Ali al-Hadi Sayyid Muhammad the son of Imam `Ali al-Hadi has a famous shrine near a village called Balad. This sayyid is well-known for virtue and sublimity as well as extraordinary, miraculous signs. All people always have the honor of visiting his shrine, making vows, presenting numerous contributions, and asking their needs to be granted by Almighty Allah. The Arab dwellers of that village venerate and hold him in the highest regard.
It is said that miraculous matters, which are too many to be mentioned in this book, were seen from that shrine. A sufficient virtue and honor of this sayyid is that he was qualified for Imamate and he was the eldest son of Imam al-Hadi (`a). Imam al-Hasan al-`Askari (`a), expressing sadness for the departure of this sayyid, tore his shirt.
Our mentor, the trusty Shaykh al-Nuri, may Allah illumine his grave, had full faith in the pilgrimage to the shrine of Sayyid Muhammad; he therefore had many attempts to build up his shrine, writing down the following inscription on the holy tomb: “This is the tomb of the sublime Sayyid Abu-Ja`far Muhammad the son of Imam Abu’l-Hasan `Ali al-Hadi, peace be upon him, a person of a great esteem and sublime regard.”
His contemporary Shi`ah used to claim that Sayyid Muhammad would be the next Imam after his father, but when Sayyid Muhammad passed away, his father named his brother Abu-Muhammad al-Zaki (al-`Askari) as the next Imam. Commenting on this nomination, the Imam (`a) said to his son, “Renew thanks for Almighty Allah, because He has decided a new decree about you.”
Sayyid Muhammad’s father left him in al-Madinah as child, but the son joined his father in Samarra' while he was ailed. When he tried to return to Hijaz, his ailment intensified, causing him to die in that village of Balad, about 40 kilometers away from Samarra'. When he died, Imam al-`Askari (`a) tore his shirt as expression of deep sadness. When he was blamed for that, the Imam (`a) said, “Prophet Moses tore his shirt when his brother, Prophet Aaron, died.”
Sayyid Muhammad passed away in approximately AH 252.