Ziyaraat of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) at his Shrine

Fourth Form of Ziyarah of Imam Ali (peace be upon him)

In Mustadrak al-Wasa'il, the following narration has been quoted from the book of al-Mazar al-Qadim on the authority of our master, Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (peace be upon him):
Accompanying my father, I went for visiting the tomb of my grandfather, Amir al-Mu'minin `Ali ibn Abi-Talib (peace be upon him), in al-Najaf. My father stopped at the holy tomb, wept, and said the following:
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اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ أَبِي ﭐلأَئِمَّةِ وَخَلِيلِ ﭐلنُّبُوَّةِ
alssalamu `ala abi al-a'immati wa khalili alnnubuwwati
Peace be upon the father of the Imams, the friend of the Prophethood,
وَﭐلْمَخْصُوصِ بِٱلأُخُوَّةِ
walmakhsusi bil'ukhuwwati
and the one exclusively granted the fraternity (of the Holy Prophet).
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ يَعْسُوبِ ﭐلإِيـمَانِ
alssalamu `ala ya`subi al'imani
Peace be upon the chief of true faith,
وَميزَانِ ﭐلأَعْمَالِ
wa mizani al-a`mali
the Scale of the deeds
وَسَيْفِ ذِي ﭐلْجَلاَلِ
wa sayfi dhi aljalali
and the sword of the Lord of Majesty.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ صَالِحِ ﭐلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `ala salihi almu'minina
Peace be upon the most righteous of the believers,
وَوَارِثِ عِلْمِ ﭐلنَّبِيِّينَ
wa warithi `ilmi alnnabiyyina
the inheritor of the knowledge of the Prophets,
ﭐلْحَاكِمِ فِي يَوْمِ ﭐلدِّينِ
alhakimi fi yawmi alddini
and the judge on the Judgment Day.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ شَجَرَةِ ﭐلتَّقْوَىٰ
alssalamu `ala shajarati alttaqwa
Peace be upon the Tree of Piety.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ حُجَّةِ ﭐللَّهِ ﭐلْبَالِغَةِ
alssalamu `ala hujjati allahi albalighati
Peace be upon Allah’s conclusive argument,
وَنِعْمَتِهِ ﭐلسَّابِغَةِ
wa ni`matihi alssabighati
His flowing boon,
وَنِقْمَتِهِ ﭐلدَّامِغَةِ
wa niqmatihi alddamighati
and His forceful punishment.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ﭐلصِّرَاطِ ﭐلوَاضِحِ
alssalamu `ala alssirati alwadihi
Peace be upon the clear-cut path,
وَﭐلنَّجْمِ ﭐللاَّئِحِ
walnnajmi alla'ihi
the patent star,
وَﭐلإِمَامِ ﭐلنَّاصِحِ
wal-imami alnnasihi
and the advising leader.
وَرَحْمَةُ ﭐللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu
May Allah’s mercy and blessings be upon him.

My father (peace be upon him) then added the following:

أَنْتَ وَسيلَتِي إِلَىٰ ﭐللَّهِ وَذَريعَتِي
anta wasilati ila allahi wa dhari`ati
You are verily my means and my course to Allah.
وَلِي حَقُّ مُوَالاَتِي وَتَأْمِيلِي
wa li haqqu muwalati wa ta'mili
And I enjoy the right of my loyalty to you and my hoping for you.
فَكُنْ لِي شَفيعِي إِلَىٰ ﭐللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ
fakun shafi`i ila allahi `azza wa jalla
So, (please) be my intercessor before Allah—the Almighty and All-majestic—
فِي ﭐلْوُقُوفِ عَلَىٰ قَضَاءِ حَاجَتِي
fi alwuqufi `ala qada'I hajati
as regards the settlement of my request,
وَهِيَ فَكَاكُ رَقَبَتِي مِنَ ﭐلنَّارِ
wa hiya fakaku raqabati min alnnari
which is the release of my neck from Hellfire.
وَﭐصْرِفْنِي فِي مَوْقِفِي هٰذَا بِٱلنُّجْحِ
wasrifni fi mawqifi hadha bilnnujhi
And (please) seal my current situation with success
وَبِمَا سَأَلْتُهُ كُلَّهِ بِرَحْمَتِهِ وَقُدْرَتِهِ
wa bima sa'altuhu kullahi birahmatihi wa qudratihi
and with response to all that which I have asked for, out of His mercy and power.
اَللَّهُمَّ ﭐرْزُقْنِي عَقْلاً كَامِلاً
allahumma irzuqni `aqlan kamilan
O Allah, (please do) grant me a complete intellect,
وَلُبَّا رَاجِحاً
wa lubban rajihan
sharp aptitude,
وَقَلْباً زَكِيّاً
wa qalban zakiyyan
pure heart,
وَعَمَلاً كَثيراً
wa `amalan kathiran
much deed,
وَأَدَباً بَارِعاً
wa adaban bari`an
and fabulous courtesy,
وَﭐجْعَلْ ذٰلِكَ كُلَّهُ لِي
waj`al dhalika kullahu li
and make all that for my good
وَلاَ تَجْعَلْهُ عَلَيَّ
wa la taj`alhu `alayya
and do not make it against me,
بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ ﭐلرَّاحِمينَ
birahmatika ya arhama alrrahimina
[I beseech You] in the name of Your mercy, O most Merciful of all those who show mercy!

The author of al-Mazar al-Qadim has mentioned that this form of ziyarah is dedicated to the Divine Mission Day.