The merits and great rewards that are gained due to visiting the holy tomb of Imam al-Rida (peace be upon him) are too many to be counted. However, we seek blessings from mentioning several traditions, most of which are quoted from the book of Tuhfat al-Za'ir.
First Tradition: The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings upon him and his family) is reported to have said, “A piece of my flesh will be buried in Khurasan. Any faithful believer visits him will win Paradise as reward recorded obligatorily by Almighty Allah and will have Hellfire prohibited by Him from consuming his body.”
According to another validly reported tradition, the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings upon him and his family) has said, “A piece of my flesh will be buried in Khurasan. Any agonized person visits him, will have his agonies relieved by Almighty Allah and any sinful person visits him, will have his sins forgiven by Almighty Allah.”
Second Tradition: According to a valid chain of authority, Imam Musa ibn Ja`far (al-Kazim), peace and Allah’s blessings be upon him, is reported to have said, “Whoever visits the tomb of my son `Ali, shall be awarded by Almighty Allah the reward of seventy times of performing admissible hajj.”
The reporter said in astonishment, “Do you really mean the reward of seventy times of performing admissible hajj?”
The Imam (peace be upon him) said, “Yes, even seventy thousand times of performing hajj.”
The Imam (peace be upon him) added, “Some performances of hajj may be inadmissible; therefore, whoever visits him or spends a night next to him, will be regarded as having visited Almighty Allah in His Throne.”
The reporter said in astonishment, “Is it really regarded as visiting Almighty Allah in His Throne!”
The Imam answered, “Yes, it is. When the Resurrection Day comes, four persons from the past generations and four others from the last generations shall surround the Throne of Almighty Allah. Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus are the four persons from the past generations. Muhammad, `Ali, al-Hasan, and al-Husayn are the four persons from the last generations. Then, a rope will be extended and the visitors of the tombs of the Imams will be allowed to sit with us. The highest of rank and the most welcomed of them will be the visitors of the tomb of my son `Ali.”
Third Tradition: Imam al-Rida (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, “In Khurasan, there is an area, which will soon be frequently visited by the angels; a group is descending and another is ascending until the Trumpet will be blown (to declare the coming of the Resurrection Day).”
“Son of Allah’s Messenger,” the Imam (peace be upon him) was asked, “What is this area?”
He answered, “It is in the land of Tus. By Allah (I swear), it is one of the gardens of Paradise. Whoever visits me therein, will be as if he has visited the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings upon him and his family). For that visit too, Almighty Allah will record the reward of one thousand times of going on admissible hajj and one thousand times of going on admissible `umrah; and my fathers and I will be his intercessors on the Resurrection Day.”
Fourth Tradition: According to authentic chain of authority, Ibn Abi-Nasr has reported that he himself read the following letter of Imam al-Rida (peace be upon him): “Pass on the following information to my Shi`ah (i.e. adherents): Almighty Allah regards one visitation to me as equal in reward to one thousand times of hajj.”
When I reported this tradition to Imam Muhammad al-Taqi, Allah’s blessings be upon him, he commented, “Yes, it is. I swear it by Allah. It is even equal in reward to one million times of hajj for those who visit him, recognizing his actual standing.”
Fifth Tradition: Through two valid chains of authority, Imam al-Rida, Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, is reported to have said, “If one visits me despite farness of my place, I will come to him on three occasions of the Resurrection Day so as to save him from the horrors of these occasions: (1) When the records of deeds are thrown right and left, (2) When the Discriminating Bridge (Sirat) is crossed, and (3) when the scale of deeds is set up.”
Sixth Tradition: According to another validly reporter tradition, Imam al-Rida (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, “I will be killed wrongfully by poison and I will be entombed beside Harun the `Abbasid ruler. Almighty Allah shall then make the soil of my tomb frequently visited by my adherents (i.e. Shi`ah). Hence, whoever visits me in my strange land, it will be incumbent on me to pay him a visit on the Resurrection Day. I swear by Him Who honored Muhammad with prophethood and chose him over all the creatures, any one of you who offers a two-unit prayer near my tomb shall be worthy of receiving forgiveness of Almighty Allah on the day when he will meet Him. I swear by Him Who honored us after Muhammad with Imamate and gave us succession (of Prophethood) in particular, the visitors of my tomb shall be the most honored delegations of Almighty Allah on the Resurrection Day. Any faithful believer whose face is touched by a drop of the sky (on his way to visit us), Almighty Allah shall forbid Hellfire to consume his body.”
Seventh Tradition: Through a valid chain of authority, Muhammad ibn Sulayman has reported that he asked Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (peace be upon him) about a man who went to perform his obligatory hajj and then went to perform ‘umrah, and Almighty Allah granted him success to perform both hajj and `umrah together. Then he went to al-Madinah and greeted the Holy Prophet. He then went to visit your forefather the Commander of the Faithful, recognizing that he is rightfully the Argument of Allah against His creatures and His door from which the Almighty must be approached. So, he greeted him. Then he went to visit Imam al-Husayn and greeted him. Then he went to Baghdad and greeted Imam Musa al-Kazim. Then he went back to his hometown. If once again Almighty Allah grants him opportunity to go on hajj; to whom will it be better for him to go under these conditions? Should he who has already performed hajj go on pilgrimage to the Holy Ka`bah, or should he turn towards Khurasan to greet and visit the shrine of your father `Ali ibn Musa al-Rida?”
The Imam (peace be upon him) replied, “It is better for him to go towards Khurasan to greet my father. This visit will be even much better if it is done in the month of Rajab. However, it is not appropriate to do this now, because the ruling authorities have had bad idea about us.”
Eighth Tradition: Shaykh al-Saduq, in his book of man-la-yahduruhul-faqih, has reported Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (peace be upon him) as saying, “Between the two mountains of Tus, there is an area brought from Paradise. Hence, whoever enters that area will be secured against Hellfire on the Resurrection Day.”
Ninth Tradition: Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (peace be upon him) is also reported to have said, “I will guarantee Paradise on behalf of Almighty Allah for those who visit my father in Tus.”
Tenth Tradition: Shaykh al-Saduq, in his book of `Uyun Akhbar al-Rida, has reported the following:
A righteous man saw the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings upon him and his family) in his dream, “O Allah’s Messenger,” the man asked, “Which of your offspring should I go to visit?”
The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings upon him and his family) answered, “Some of them have come to me poisoned. Others have come slain.”
“Then,” the man asked, “Given the great distances between their shrines, which one of them do you recommend me to go and visit?”
The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings upon him and his family) said, “You may visit the one closest to you, who is buried in the land of loneliness.”
“O Allah’s Messenger,” the man asked, “Do you mean al-Rida?”
The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings upon him and his family) instructed, “You should have added (after mentioning his name): Allah’s blessings be upon him! Allah’s blessings be upon him! Allah’s blessings be upon him! (three times)”
In the books of Wasa'il al-Shi`ah and al-Mustadrak `ala Wasa'il al-Shi`ah, chapters have been dedicated to the recommendation of seeking blessings from the shrine of Imam al-Rida (peace be upon him) as well as the shrines of the other Holy Imams (peace be upon him), the recommendation of preceding pilgrimage to Imam al-Rida (peace be upon him) to pilgrimage to Imam al-Husayn (peace be upon him) as well as all the other Holy Imams (peace be upon him) and preceding it even to the supererogatory hajj and `umrah.
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:
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.
In the book of Tuhfat al-Za'ir, Shaykh al-Mufid states that it is recommended to say the following supplicatory prayer after accomplishing the prayer of visiting Imam al-Rida’s (peace be upon him) tomb:
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ يَا اللَّهُ
allahumma inni as'aluka ya allahu
O Allah, I beseech You, O Allah
ٱلدَّائِمُ فِي مُلْكِهِ
aldda'imu fi mulkihi
Who is permanent in His kingdom,
ٱلْقَائِمُ فِي عِزِّهِ
alqa'imu fi `izzihi
self-subsisting in His almightiness,
ٱلْمُطَاعُ فِي سُلْطَانِهِ
almuta`u fi sultanihi
obeyed in His authority,
ٱلْمُتَفَرِّدُ فِي كِبْرِيَائِهِ
almutafarridu fi kibriya'ihi
unique in His pride,
ٱلْمُتَوَحِّدُ فِي دَيْمُومَةِ بَقَائِهِ
almutawahhidu fi daymumiyyati baqa'ihi
one and only in the perpetuity of His intransience,
ٱلْعَادِلُ فِي بَرِيَّتِهِ
al`adilu fi bariyyatihi
fair with His creatures,
ٱلْعَالِمُ فِي قَضِيَّتِهِ
al`alimu fi qadiyyatihi
knowing of His issue,
ٱلْكَرِيمُ فِي تَأْخِيرِ عُقُوبَتِهِ
alkarimu fi ta'khiri `uqubatihi
and noble in delaying His punishment.
إِلٰهِي حَاجَاتِي مَصْرُوفَةٌ إِلَيْكَ
ilahi hajati masrufatun ilayka
O my God, my requests are aimed at You
وَآمَالِي مَوْقُوفَةٌ لَدَيْكَ
wa amali mawqufatun ladayka
and my hopes are addressed to You exclusively.
وَكُلَّ مَا وَفَّقْتَنِي مِنْ خَيْرٍ
wa kulla ma waffaqtani min khayrin
As to all items of goodness that You have granted me the success to attain,
فَأَنْتَ دَلِيلِي عَلَيْهِ وَطَرِيقِي إِلَيْهِ
fa'nta dalili `alayhi wa tariqi ilayhi
it is You Who is my guide to them and my path towards them.
يَا قَدِيراً لاََ تَؤُودُهُ ٱلْمَطَالِبُ
ya qadiran la ta'uduhu almatalibu
O Omnipotent Who cannot be thwarted by requests!
يَا مَلِيّاً يَلْجَأُ إِلَيْهِ كُلُّ رَاغِبٍ
ya maliyyan yalja'u ilayhi kullu raghibin
O All-encompassing to Whom desirous ones resort!
مَا زِلْتُ مَصْحُوباً مِنْكَ بِٱلنِّعَمِ
ma ziltu mashuban minka bilnni`ami
I have been always endued with bounties from You
جَارِياً عَلَىٰ عَادَاتِ ٱلإِحْسَانِ وَٱلْكَرَمِ
jariyan `ala `adati al-ihsani walkarami
and accustomed to receive conferrals and generosity from You.
allaahumma elayka akhrojo wa elayka atawajjaho wa beka aamanto wa a’layka tawakkalto wa bekas ta-a’nto wa elaa mashaa-hede awleyaaa-eka wa as-feyaaa-eka qasad-to wa elayka raghibto fa-salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadenit taahereena wa balligh-nee amalee wa rajaaa-ee feezeyaaratee iyyaahum wa qasdee elayhim fee khayrin wa a’afeyatin wa sitrin wa salaamatin wa amnin wa kefaayatin wa ruddanee maqboolan mabrooran maajooran mawfooran sa-e’edan ghaaneman war zuqnil a’wda allaahumma maa abqaytanee falaa taj-a’lho aakheral a’hde le-zeyaarate mashaaa-hedehim wa ma-a’arejehim innaka arhamur raahemeen.
O Allah! I leave towards You, and to You I turn my face, and I believe in You, and upon You I put my trust, and from You I pray for aid, and towards the shrines of Your vicegerents and Your choosen ones I have moved, and towards You I desire earnestly, then send blessings upon Muhammad and the pure progeny of Muhammad, and help me attain my hope, and make me attain my desire in my visitation to them, and my intention to them in goodness and welfare, and protection, and safety, and security, and adequacy, and return me with accepted (ziyaarat), approved, renumerated, abundant, happy, gaining, and bestow upon me the favor of returning to visit. O Allah! As long as You keep me alive then do not make this to be my last visit to their tombs and their aspirations, surely You are Most Merciful.
It is obligatory to take the ceremonial bath on reaching the city then in the way one should invoke Almighty Allah as much as possible saying سُبْحَانَ اللهِ (Glory be to Allah), اَلْـحَمْدُ لِلهِ (All praise to Allah), اَللهُ اَكْبَرُ (Allah is the Greatest) and لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہُ (There is no god but Allah). It is better to recite the following:
subhaanal laahe wal hamdo lillaahe wa laa elaaha illal laaho wal laaho akbaro laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahil a’liyyil a’zeeme wa sallal laaho a’laa mohammadenin nabiyye wa a’laa aalehit tayyebeenat taahereena wa sallama tasleemaa.
All glory be to Allah, all praise be to Allah, there is no god save Allah, Allah is the Greatest, there is neither might nor power save with Allah, the All-High the All-Great, and blessing of Allah be upon Muhammad, the Prophet, and his pure and immaculate progeny and send upon them benedictions.
On reaching near the holy shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) recite the following ziyaarat:
assalaamo a’layka ayyohal a’lamul haadee. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal wasiyyuz zakiyy. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal emaamul barrut taqiyy. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal a’lamul motahharo menaz zonoob. assalaamo a’alayka yaa we-a’aa-a hukmil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa a’ybata sirril laah. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal haafezo le-wahyil laah. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal mustawfee fee taa-a’til laah. assalaamo a’layka ayyoahal motarjemo le-ketaabil laah. assalaamo a’layka ayyohad daa-e’e elaa tawheedil laah. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal mo-a’bbero le-moraadil laah. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal mohallelo le-halaalil laah wal moharremo le-haraamil laah wad daa-e’e elaa deenil laah wal mo’leno le-ahkaamil laah wal faaheso a’n ma’refatil laah assalaamo a’layka yaa abal hasan ash-hado yaa mawlaaya annaka hujjatul laahe wa ameenohu wa safwatul laahe wa habeebohu wa kheyaratul laahe min khalqehi wa hujjatohu a’laa e’baadehi ash-hado annahu man waalaaka faqad waalal laah wa man a’adaaka faqad a’adal laah wa manis tamsaka beka wa bil-aimmate min aaabaa-eka wa wuldeka faqadis tamsaka bil-u’rwatil wusqaa wa ash-hado annakum kalematut taqwaa wa a-a’laamul hodaa wa noorun le-saa-eril waraa.
Peace be on you, O guiding epitome. Peace be on you, O pure successor (of the Prophet). Peace be on you, O dutiful and pious leader. Peace be on you, O purified from sins. Peace be on you, O containers of judgement of Allah. Peace be on you, O the store of secret of Allah. Peace be on you, O the protector of the revealation of Allah. Peace be on you, O the complete in the obedience of Allah. Peace be on you, O the interpretor of the Book of Allah. Peace be on you, O the caller to the Oneness of Allah. Peace be on you, O the conveyer of the intention of Allah. Peace be on you, O the analyser of the lawful of Allah and the prohibitor of the unlawful of Allah, and the caller towards the religion of Allah, and the proclaimer of the laws of Allah, and the examiner of the recognition of Allah. Peace be on you O Abal Hasan! I testify, O my master! That surely You are the vicegerent of Allah, and His trustee, and choisest of Allah, and His beloved, and elite of Allah from His creation, and His argument upon His servants. I testify that surely whoever declares loyalty to you has in fact declared loyalty to Allah, and whoever shows enmity towards you has in fact shown enmity towards Allah, and whoever adhered to you and to the imams from your forefathers, and your son then surely he has grasped to the firmest hand, and epitomes of guidance, and light for all the creatures.
be-abee anta wa ummee ayyohas siddeeqush shaheedo be-abee anta wa ummee yabna ameeril moameneena wa sayyedul wasiyyeena wa emaamil muslemeena wa hujjatil laahe a’lal khalqe ajmae’ena.
I swear by my father and mother O truthful martyr, I swear by my father and mother O son of the Commander of the Faithful, the chief of the successors, the leader of the Muslims, and the proof of Allah upon all the creatures.
Then perform two unit of salaat near the grave and while bidding farewell recite the following:
yaa mawlaaya yaa abal hasane yaa mawlaaya ayyohar rezaa ataytoka zaaa-eran wa ash-hado annaka khayro mazoorin ba’da aabaaa-eka wa afzalo maqsoodin wa ash-hado anna man zaaraka faqad wasala rasoolal laahe wa abhaja faatemata sayyedata nesaaa-il a’alameena wa naala menal laahil fawzal a’zeema falaa ja-a’lahul laaho aakheral a’hde min zeyaarateka wa ityaane mash-hadeka wa razaqaneyal a’wda summal a’wda elayka aameena rabbal a’alameena.
O my master! O Abul Hasan! O my master! O devoted one, I have come to visit you, and I testify that surely visiting you is good after your forefathers, and the most excellent besought one, and I testify that one who visits you has indeed respected the Messenger of Allah, and rejoiced Faatemah, the leader of the women of the worlds, and achieved the great victory from Allah, then may Allah not make this my last visit to you, and coming to your shrine, and grant me more and more chances to re-visit you, respond, O Lord of the worlds!
assalaamo a’layka yaa waliyyal laahe wabna waliyyehi, assalaamo a’layka yaa hujjatal laahe wabna hujjatehi wa abaa hojajehi, assalaamo a’layka yaa emaamal hodaa wal u’rwatal wusqaa wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. ash-hado annaka mazayta a’laa maa mazaa a’layhe aaabaa-okat taaheroona a’layhemus salaamo, lam toa-sir a’man a’lal hodaa, wa lam tamil min haqqin elaa baatelin, wa annaka qad nasah-ta lillaahe wa le-rasoolehi, wa addaytal amaanata, fa-jazaakal laaho a’nil islaame wa ahlehi khayral jazaaa. ataytoka be-abee wa ummee zaaa-eran a’arefan be-haqqeka, mowaaleyan le-awleyaaa-eka, mo-a’adeyan le-a’adaaa-eka, fash-fa’ lee i’nda rabbeka jalla wa a’zza.
Peace be on you, O Allah’s authority and son of His authority. Peace be on you, O Allah’s argument and father of His argument. Peace be on you, O leader of guidance and firmest handle. Allah’s mercy and blessings be on you. I bear witness that you passed away carrying the same principles on which your immaculate fathers had passed away. Allah’s blessings be on them. You never preferred blindness to guidance, and never slanted from right to wrong. And you acted for the sake of Allah and His Messenger sincerely and fulfilled the trust. May Allah reward you on behalf of Islam and its embracers with the most favorable reward. I have come to you – I swear by my father and mother – visiting you, recognizing your right, declaring loyalty to your loyalists, and showing enmity towards your enemies. So, intercede for me with your Lord, Majestic and Mighty.
then kiss the grave while touching it, put your cheek on it. Then say at the head:
assalaamo a’layka yaa mawlaaya yabna rasoolil laahe wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh, ash-hado annakal emaamul haadee, wal mowaalir raashedo, wal waliyyul mojaahedo wa abra-o elal laae ta-a’alaa min a-a’daaa-eka, wa ataqarrabo elal laahe be-mowaalaateka sallal laaho a’layka wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.
Peace be on you, O my master, O son of Allah’s Messenger. Allah’s mercy and blessings be on you. I bear witness that verily you are the guiding leader and the directing saint. I repudiate your enemies in the presence of Allah and seek nearness to Allah through declaring loyalty to you. May Allah bless you. Allah’s mercy and blessings be on you.
Then perform two unit of salaat and after that perform as many salaat and then revert to the position of holy feet and invoke whatever is your need. When you want to bid farewell, return and stand near the holy grave and recite the following:
assalaamo a’layka yaa mawlaaya yaa abal hasan, assalaamo a’layka yabna rasoolil laahe wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh, astawde-o’kal laaha wa aqra-o a’laykas salaam, aamannaa bil-laahe wa bemaa jea-ta behi wa dalalta a’layhe, allaahummak tubnaa ma-a’sh shaahedeen.
Peace be on you O Abal Hasan, Peace be on you O the son of Prophet of Allah, Allah’s mercy and blessings be on you. I entrust you to Allah and I salute you, I believe in Allah and in that which they (the prophets) brought from Him, in that unto which they guided. O Allah! Include me among the testifiers.
Late Allama Majlisi (r.a.) reports that he found a ziyarah in some old treatises (which is from the earliest Ulema and written in 746 A.H.) which is reproduced as it is; This ziyarah has been narrated by Imam Jawad (peace be upon him), son of Imam Ridha (peace be upon him):
assalaamo a’layka yaa waliyyal laahe wabna awleyaaa-eh assalaamo a’layka yaa safeeral laahe wabna sofaraaa-eh
Peace be on the friend of Allah and the son of His friends Peace be on you, O ambassador of Allah and the son of His ambassadors
assalaamo a’layka yaa waliyyal laahe wabna awleyaaa-eh assalaamo a’layka yaa safeeral laahe wabna sofaraaa-eh
Peace be on you O proof of Allah and son of His proofs Peace be on you, O light of Allah in the dark earth and the son of His lights
assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa aadama safwatil laah assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa noohin najiyyil laah
Peace be on you, O inheritor of Adam, the one chosen by Allah Peace be on you, O inheritor of Nuh, the confidant of Allah
assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa moosaa kaleemil laah assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa e’esaa roohil laah
Peace be on you O inheritor of Moosa, the one who conversed with Allah Peace be on you, O inheritor of Eesaa, the spirit of Allah
assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa ameeril moameneena a’liyibne abee taalebin a’layhis salaamo waliyyil laahe wa wasiyye rasoolil laah
Peace be on you, O inheritor of the Commander of the Faithful, Ali Ibn Abi Taalib, peace of Allah be on him, the friend of Allah, and the successor to the Prophet of Allah
assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa faatemataz zahraaa-e sayyedate nesaaa-il a’alameena binte rasoolil laah
Peace be on you, O inheritor of Fatima al-Zahra, leader of the women of the Universe, daughter of the Prophet of Allah
assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresal hasane wal husaine sayyeday shabaabe ahlil jannate (wa sibtay rasoolil laah)
Peace be on you, O inheritor of al-Hasan and al-Husain, the two leaders of all the youths in Paradise (and two grandsons of the Prophet of Allah)
assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa a’liyy ibnil husaine sayyedas saajedeena wa zaynil a’abedeen
Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ali ibn al-Husain, the leader of the prostrating ones and the adornment of the worshippers
assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa moosabne ja’farenil a’alemil kaazemil hafiyyil haleem
Peace be on you, O inheritor of Moosa ibn Ja’far the knowledgeable, the suppressor of rage, the kind, the one of forbearance
ash-hado annaka qad aqamtas salaata wa aataytaz zakaata wa amarta bil-ma’roofe wa nahayta a’nil munkare wa a’badtal laaha mukhlesan hattaa ataakal yaqeen
I bear witness that you undertook the prayer and gave the zakat, enjoined the good and prohibited evil and worshipped Allah in all sincerity until death came to you
assalamo a’layka yaa emaama qaseebin wa emaama najeebin wa emaama ba-e’edeen qareebin wa emaama masmoomin ghareeb
Peace be on you, O the great Imam, and the eminent Imam, one who is near, distant, one who was poisoned and stranger
assalaamo a’layka ayyohal a’alemun nabeeho wal qadrul wajeehun naazeho a’n turbate jaddehi wa abeeh
Peace be on you, O the exalted scholar having notable powers, one who is distant from the land of his grandfather and father
assalaamo a’laa saadaadil a’beede wa u’ddatil wa-e’ede wal bearil mo-a’ttalate wal qasril masheed
Peace be on the leader of slaves and the helper for the promised, on wells that are not used and on fortified palaces
assalaamo a’laa qaleeliz zaaa-ereena wa qurrate a’yne faatemata sayyedate nesaaa-il a’alameen
Peace be on the one who has few visitors, and the delight of the eyes of Fatima, leader of the women of the Universe
assalaamo a’laa manin tahaa elayhe re-aasatul mulkil a-a’zame wa i’lmo kulle shay-in le-tamaamil amril mohkam
Peace be on the one to whom the leadership of the mighty kingdom reached, with the knowledge of everything to its ultimate, predestined end
assalaamo a’laa man asmaaa-ohum waseelatus saa-eleena wa hayaakelohum amaanul makhlooqeena wa hojajohum ibtaalo sho-bahil mulhedeen
Peace be on those whose names are a medium for those who seek, their houses are a security for the creatures, their proofs nullify the uncertainty of those who deviate
assalaamo a’laa man koserat lahu wesaadato waaledehi ameeril moameneena hattaa khasama ahlal kotobe wa sabbata qawaa-e’dad deen
Peace be on the one for whom the cushion of his father, the Commander of the Faithful, was laid out so that he could dispute with the people of the book and strengthen the pillars of religion
assalaamo a’laa a’lamil a-a’laame wa man koserat qoloobo shee-a’tehi be-ghurbatehi elaa yawmil qeyaamah
Peace be on the distinguished one amongst the eminent ones, for whom the hearts of his Shi’as are broken due to his loneliness until the day of Judgment
assalaamo a’las seraajil wahhaaje wal bahril a’jjaajil lazee saarat turbatohu mahbatal amlaake wal me’raaj
Peace be on the light of lights and the deep sea His dust has descended on different kingdoms and heavens
assalaamo a’laa baaherin noore wa taaheril welaadate wa man atla-a’homul laaho a’laa o’loomil ghaybe wash shahaadate wa ja-a’lahum be-ifzaalehi manba-i’l hodaa wa ma’denis sa-a’adah
Peace be on brilliant light, and the ones born in purity, and for whom Allah has made knowledge of the unseen available, and made them source of guidance and treasure of prosperity by His bestowal
assalaamo a’laaa muftakharil abraare wa naa-il mazaare wa sharte dokhoolil jannate wan naar
Peace be on the pride of the pious one, and the place where people visit, and the condition for entering heaven and hell
assalaamo a’laa man lam yaqta-i’l laaho a’nhum salaatehi fee aaa-naa-is saa-a’ate wa behim sakanatis sawaakeno wa taharrakatil motaharrekaat
Peace be on the one for whom Allah has not cut off His blessings day and night, and through whom the people live and move
assalaamo a’laa man ja-a’la emaamatahum momayyezatan baynal fareeqayne kamaa ta-a’bbada be-welaayatehim ahlul khaafe-qeen
Peace be on those whose Imamate Allah has made a distinguishing mark between two groups, the people of the east and the west become more devout by following them
ssalaamo a’laa man ahyal laaho behim daaresa hekamin nabiyyeena wab ta-a’sahum be-walaayatehim le-tamaame kalematil laahe rabbil a’alameen
Peace be on the one through whom Allah has enlivened the wisdom of the Prophets and, by sending him, people become more devout so as to perfect the word of Allah, Lord of the Worlds
assalaamo a’laa shohooril hawle wa a’dadis saa-a’ate wa a’dade laa elaaha illal laaho fee roqoome (ar-roqoome) al-mosattaraat
Peace be on the months of the year and number of hours and the number of Laa elaaha illal laah in the written document
assalaamo a’laa iqbaalid dunyaa wa so-o’odehaa wa man so-eloo a’n kalematit tawheede faqaaloo nahno wal laahe min shorootehaa
Peace be on the one [through whom] the world and it’s prosperity are to be approached and the one who, when asked about the words of unity, said: “By Allah, we are its conditions”
assalaamo a’laa man yo-a’llalo wojoodo kulle makhlooqin be-welaa-ehim wa man khatabat lahomul khota-baaa
Peace be on the one whose friendship is the reason for the existence of every creature, the preachers address
assalaamo a’laa man a’laa majdohum wa sanaaa-ohum wa faaqal awwaleena wal aakhereena aabaaa-ohum wa abnaaa-ohum
Peace be on the pride and glory of the pious one, and their fathers and sons are superior to the first and the last
assalaamo a’laa manif takharal fakhro be-fakhrehim wa a’laa behim be-wojoobis salaate a’layhim wa tahaarate theyaabehim
Peace be on those whose praises and adulations have been elevated, whose pride and elevated status have been known by the fact that sending blessings on them is obligatory (in the prayer), and by their purity and nobility
assalaamo a’laa qamaril aqmaare wa fakhril abraaril motakalleme ma-a’ kulle loghatin be-lesaanehemul qaa-ele le-shee-a’tehi maa kaanal laaho le-yowaalleya emaaman a’laa ummatin hattaa yo-a’rrefohu be-loghaatehim wa adyaanehim
Peace be on the moon of all moons, the pride of the righteous, the one who speaks to different people in their own languages, the one who said to his followers: “Allah would not impose an Imam on a community until He teaches him their language and ways”
assalaamo a’laa furhatil qoloobe wa farajil koroobe wa shareefil ashraafe wa mafkhare a’bde manaafin
Peace be on the happiness of the heart, one who removes sorrow and the noble of all noble ones and the pride of ‘Abd al-Manaf
uqsemo we be-aaa-baa-ekal athaare wa be-abnaaa-ekal muntajabeenal abraare law laa bo’dush shuqqate hayso shattat bekomud daaro laqazayto ba’za waajebe haqqekum be-takraaril mazaar
I swear by Allah and by your pure fathers and the chosen ones amongst your pious children, had it not been for the excessive distance from home, I would have fulfilled some obligations by continuously visiting you
assalaamo a’laykum yaa homaatad deene wa awlaadan nabiyyeena wa saadatal makhlooqeena wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh
Peace be on you, O the protectors of religion, the children of the Prophets and the leaders of creation, may the mercy and blessings of Allah be on you
(6) SIXTH ZIYAARAT OF IMAM REZA (A.S.)
The author of the book ‘Rauzah al-Azkaar’ reports: There is such a ziyaarat from the ziyaarats of Imam Reza (a.s.) which can be recited in the holy shrine at any day and at any time:
Take ceremonial bath when you intend to perform ziyaarat and take care of all the dicorums as mentioned earlier. When the dome is sighted say:
assalaamo a’laykum yaa ahla baytin nobuwwate wa ma’denar resaalate wa khuzzaanal i’lme wa muntahal hilme wa osoolal karame wa qaaa-edal omame wa sultaanal e’baade wa da-a’aa-emal akhyaare wa a’naaseral abraare wa manaassatal e’baade wa arkaanal belaade wa abwaabal eemaane wa omanaaa-ar rahmaane wa solaalatan nabiyyeena wa safwatal mursaleena wa i’trata kheyarate rasoole rabbil a’alameena assalaamo a’laykum wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.
Peace be on you, O Household of Prophethood, the treasures of the Divine mission, treasurers of knowledge, ultimate degree of forbearance, origins of generosity, leaders of nations, rulers of the servants, pillars of the upright, foundations of the dutiful, scaffold for the servants, props of the lands, doors of true faith, trustees of the All-Beneficent, descendants of the Prophets, choice of the Messengers, and offspring of the select Messenger of the Lord of the Worlds. Peace be on you and may the blessings and mercy of Allah be on you.
When you enter the holy shrine recite the permission for entry:
yaa mawlaaya wabna mawlaaya anaa a’bdoka wabno a’bdekaz zaleelo bayna yadaykal mo’tarefo be-haqqeka jaaa-aka mustajeeran be-zimmateka qaasedan le-harameka motawajjehan le-maqaameka motawasselan elal laahe beka a-adkholo yaa allaaho a-adkholo yaa rasoolal laah a-adkholo yaa ameeral moameneena a-adkholo yaa faatematuz zahraaa a-adkholo yaa hasanul mujtabaa a-adkholo yaa husainush shaheedo a-adkholo yaa zainal a’abedeen a-adkholo yaa mohammadonil baaqer a-adkholo yaa ja’faronis saadeq a-adkholo yaa moosal kaazemo a-adkholo yaa hujjatal laah a-adkholo ayyatohal malaaa-ekatul mohdeqoona fee haazal mash-had a’layka salaamul laahe yaa mawlaaya wabna mawlaaya wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.
O my master and son of my master! I am a slave and a son of your slaves, debased in front of you, acknowledging your rights. I have come to you seeking protection through your custody. I have come to your sanctuary due to your status, asking you to intercede with Allah. May I enter, O Allah? May I enter, O Prophet of Allah? May I enter, O Commander of the Faithful? May I enter, O Faatemah al-Zahra? May I enter, O Hasan, the chosen one? May I enter, O Husain, the martyr? May I enter, O Zain al-Aabedeen? May I enter, O Muhammad, the splitter of knowledge? May I enter, O Ja’far, the truthful? May I enter, O Moosa, the suppressor of rage? May I enter, O proof of Allah? May I enter, O angels surrounding this place in this holy sanctuary? Upon you is the salutation of Allah, O my master and son of my master and blessings and mercy of Allah be on you.
While entering in put your right foot first and recite:
bismil laahe wa billaahe a’laa millate rasoolil laahe sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi ash-hado an laa elaaha illal laaho wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa ash-hado anna mohammadan a’bdohu wa rasoolohu wa anna a’liyyan waliyyul laah.
In the name of Allah, and by Allah, on the path of Messenger of Allah, peace of Allah be upon him and his progeny, I bear witness that there is no god but Allah. He is alone, there is no partner to Him. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Prophet, and that Ali is the friend of Allah.
Then make intention for reciting the ziyaarat while standing in front of the holy grave of Imam (a.s.) and say:
I perform the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) on my behalf, on behalf of my parents, forefathers, relatives and all the faithful believing men and women:
assalaamo a’layka yaa waliyyal laahe wabna waliyyehi assalaamo a’layka yaa hujjatal laahe wabna hujjatehi assalaamo a’layka yaa nooral laahe fee zolomaatil arze assalaamo a’layka yaa e’maadad deene assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa aadama safiyyil laahe assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa noohin najiyyil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa ibraaheema khaleelil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa ismaae’ela zabeehil laah assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa moosaa kaleemil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa e’esaa roohil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa mohammadin habeebil laahe. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa ameeril moameneena waliyyil laahe. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa sayyedate nesaaa-il a’alameena faatemataz zahraaa-e. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresal hasane wal husaine. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa a’liyy ibnil husaine zaynil a’abedeen. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa mohammad ibne a’liyyin baaqere i’lmil awwaleena wal aakhereen. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa ja’far ibne mohammadenis saadeqil baarriL ameen. assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresa moosabne ja’farenil kaazeme. assalaamo a’layka ayyohas siddeeqush shaheedul ghareebul masmoomul maqtoolo. ash-hado annaka qad aqamtas salaata wa aataytaz zakaata wa amarta bil-ma’roofe wa nahayta a’nil munkare wa a’badtal laaha mukhlesan hattaa ataakal yaqeeno. qatalal laaho man qatalaka bil-aydee wal alson. a’layka salaamul laahe yaa mawlaaya wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.
Peace be on you, O friend of Allah and the son of friend of Allah! Peace be on you, O the proof of Allah and the son of the proof of Allah! Peace be on you, O light of Allah in the darkness of the earth! Peace be on you, O pillar of religion! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Adam, the one chosen by Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Nuh, the confidant of Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ibrahim, the friend of Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ismaeel, the one to be sacrificed for Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Moosa, the one who spoke to Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Eesaa, the spirit of Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Muhammad, the beloved of Allah! Peace be on you, O inheritor of the Commander of the Faithful! Peace be on you, O inheritor of the mistress of the women of the worlds Faatemah al-Zahra! Peace be on you, O inheritor of al-Hasan and al-Husain! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ali Ibn al-Husain, the ornament of the worshipers! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Muhammad Ibn Ali, the splitter of knowledge of the first and last ones! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Ja’far Ibn Muhammad, the truthful one, the virtuous one and the trustworthy one! Peace be on you, O inheritor of Moosa Ibn Ja’far the suppressor of rage! Peace be on you, O truthful martyr, the stranger, the one who has been given poison, the martyr! I bear witness that you undertook the prayers, gave the zakat, enjoined what is good, prohibited evil and worshipped Allah in all sincerity until death overtook you. May Allah kill who killed you with deeds and words. Peace of Allah be upon you O my master and the blessings of Allah and His mercy be on you.
Then kiss the holy grave, keep the right cheek on the grave and say:
allaahumma elayka samadto min ARZEE WA QATAA’-TUL BELAADA RAJAAA-A RAHMATEKA FALAA TOKHAYYIBNEE WA LAA TARUDDANEE BEGHAYRE qazaaa-e hawaaa-ejeE WAR HAM TAQALLOBEE A’LAA QABR IBNe AKHEE RASOOLEKA SALAWAATOKA A’LAYHE WA AALEHI. BE-ABEE ANTA WA UMMEE ATAYTOKA ZAA-ERAN WAAFEDAN A’A-EZAN MIMMAA JANAYTo A’LAA NAFSEE WAH-TATABTO A’LAA ZAHREE FAKUN LEE SHAAFI-A’N eLAL LAAHE ta-a’alaa YAWMA FAQREE WA FAAQATEE fa-inna LAKA I’NDAL LAAHE MAQAAMaN MAHMOODaN wa jaahan wajeehan fid dunyaa wal aakherate wa sallal laaho a’laa mohammadin wa aalehi ajma-e’ena.
O Allah! I have turned to You, I have traveled from far hoping for Your mercy. So do not disappoint me and do not let me return without fulfilling my needs. Have mercy on me as I cling to the grave of the son of the brother of Your Prophet, Your blessings be upon him and his progeny. May my parents be sacrificed for you. I have come to visit you presenting what I have done against myself and have burdened my back, so intercede for me in front of Allah, the High, on the day of poverty and need, then surely for you have an eminent status in front of Allah, and standing in your view in this world and the hereafter, and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and his whole family.
Then keep your left cheek on the holy grave and say:
allaahumma innee ataqarrabo elayka behubbehim wa atawassalo elayka BEWELAAYATEHIM wa ATAWALLAA AAKHERAHUM BEMAA TAWALLAYTO BEHI AWWALAHUM WA ABRA-O MIN KULLE WALEEJATIN DOONAHUM. ALLAAHUMMAL A’NIL LAZEENA BADDALOO NEA’-MATAKA WAT TAHAMOO NABIYYaKA WA JAHADOO BE-AAYAATEKA WA SAKHEROO BE-eMAAMEKA WA HAMALUN NAASA A’LAA AKTAAFE AALE MOHAMMADIN. ALLAAHUMMA INNEE ATAQARRABO ELAYKA BIL LA’-NATe A’LAYHIM WAL BARAAA-ATE MINHUM FID DUNYAA WAL AAKHERAH YAA arhamar raahemeen.
O Allah! I seek nearness to You through their love and I beg You in the name of their leadership. I follow the last of them just as I followed the first of them and I dissociate myself from every pretender to them and anyone who challenges them. O Allah! Curse those who altered Your blessings and distressed Your Prophet, denied Your signs and urged people to oppress the family of Muhammad. O Allah! I seek closeness to You by cursing them and by dissociating myself from them in this world and the next, O Most Merciful of all.
sallal laaho a’layka yabna rasoolil laah SALLAL LAAHO A’LAYKA YAA ABAL HASANE SALLAL LAAAHO A’LAA ROOHEKAt tayyebe WA BADANEKAz zakiyye SABARTA WAh tasabta wa antas SAADEQUL MOSADDEQO QATALAL LAAHO MAN QATALALAKA la-a’nal laaho man zalamaka BIL AYDEE WAL ALSONE. a’layka salaamul laahe yaa mawlaaya wabna mawlaaya wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. ash-hado annakal emaamul hodaa wal waliyyul murshedo abra-o elal laahe min a-a’daaa-eka wa ataqarrabo elal laahe be-mowaalaateka sallal laaho a’layka wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.
May Allah shower you with His blessings, O son of Messenger of Allah, may Allah shower you with His blessings, O Abul Hasan, may Allah bless your pure soul and chaste body. You had patience and support and you are the most truthful and trustworthy. May Allah fight those who fight, and may Allah curse those who wronged with their hands and tongues. Upon you peace of Allah, O my master and the son of my master and mercy of Allah and His blessings. I bear witness that you are the Imam who guides, the guardian who shows the path, I turn to Allah by dissociating from your enemies and I seek closeness to Allah by befriending you. May Allah send His blessings on you, and the mercy and blessings of Allah be on you.
Then go behind the head side and facing Karbala recite this ziyaarat:
assalaamo a’layka yaa abaa a’bdil laahe wa a’lal arwaahil latee hallat befenaa-eka wa anaakhat be-rahleka a’layka minne salaamul laahe abadam maa baqeeto wa baqeyal laylo wan nahaaro wa laa ja-a’lahul laaho aakheral a’hde min zeyaaratekum assalaamo a’lal hasane wal husaine wa a’laa a’liyy ibnil husaine wa a’laa awlaadil husaine wa a’laa ashaabil husaine wa la’natul laahe a’laa qaatelil husaine. allaahummal a’n awwala zaalemin zalama haqqa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin wa aakhera taabe-i’n lahu a’laa zaaleka allaahummal a’nil e’saabatal latee jaahadatil husaina wa shaaya-a’t wa baa-ya-a’t wa taa-ba-a’t a’laa qatlehi. allahummal a’nhum jamee-a’n.
Peace be on you, O Abu Abdillah and upon the souls that gathered in your courtyard and stayed with you. Peace of Allah be upon you from me forever as long as I am existent and as long as there are day and night. May Allah not cause this (visit) to be the last visit to you. Peace be on al-Hasan and al-Husain, and on Ali Ibn al-Husain, on the sons of al-Husain, and on the companions of al-Husain, and curse of Allah be on the killers of Husain. O Allah! Pour curses upon the foremost persecutor who usurped the right of Muhammad and Muhammad’s household and the last follower who acceded to his deed. O Allah! Pour curses upon the gang that struggled against al-Husain and who supported each other against him, paid homage to his enemies, and participated in slaying him. O Allah! Pour curses upon all of them.
assalaamo a’layka yaa mawlaaya wabna mawlaaya wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh ash-hado annaka tash-hado maqaamee wa tasma-o’ kalaamee wa anta hayyun i’nda rabbeka marzooqun wa nas-alul laaha rabbee wa rabbakum qazaaa-a hawaa-ejee fid dunyaa wal aakherate yaa arhamar raahemeen.
Peace be on you of my master and the son of my master and mercy of Allah and His blessings. I testify that surely you see my place, and you can hear my words. You are alive in front of your Lord, getting sustenance. And we ask Allah, my Lord and your Lord, to fulfill my needs in this world and the hereafter, O Most Merciful of all.
assalaamo a’layka ayyohash shaheedo assalaamo a’layka ayyohasl emaamul ma’soomo assalaamo a’layka ayyohal emaamul mazloomo assalaamo a’layka ayyohal emaamul masmoomul maghmoomul mahmoomo ash-hado annakal emaamul haadee wal waliyyul murshedo abra-o elal laahe min a-a’adaaa-eka wa ataqarrabo elal laahe be-mowaalaateka sallal laaho a’layka wa a’laa aabaaa-eka wa awlaadeka be-rahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeen.
Peace be on you O the martyr. Peace be on you O the infallible Imam. Peace be on you O the oppressed Imam. Peace be on you O the Imam who was poisoned, the distressed, the grief-stricken. I bear witness that you are the Imam who guides, the guardian who shows the path, I turn to Allah by dissociating from your enemies and I seek closeness to Allah by befriending you. May Allah send His blessings on you and your forefathers and your children, by Your mercy, O Most Merciful of all!
Then go toward head and perform two unit of salaat of ziyaarat in which recite in the first raka’at Surah Hamd once and Surah Tawheed fifty times or less and in the second unit recite any Surah (after reciting Surah Hamd). Recite Tasbeeh after finishing the salaat and seek forgiveness of All Merciful Allah for yourself, your parents, friends and all the believing men and women. Then go into prostration and recite the supplication ‘اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ صَلَّیْتُ وَ رَكَعْتُ...’ which is recited after salaat of ziyaarat and ziyaarat-e-Qudoom-e-Imam Husain (a.s.).
7) SEVENTH ZIYAARAT OF IMAM REZA (A.S.) – ZIYAARAT OF SEVEN TRADITION (زيارت هفت حديث)
One more ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) has been narrated from Supplement (ملحقات) of Misbah Kafaami (r.a.): Taking into consideration all the etiquette of ziyaarat after performing ceremonial bath of ziyaarat, stand in front of the holy grave back facing Qibla. After doing intention of ziyaarat recite:
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ.
bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem.
In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, most Kind.
ash-hado an laa elaahe illal laaho wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa ash-hado anna mohammadan a’bdohu wa rasoolohu wa ash-hado anna a’liyyan waliyyohu wa wasiyyo rasoolehi. allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammad. allaahumma salle a’laa malaaa-ekatekal moqarrabeen. allaahumma salle a’lal anbeyaaa-e wal mursaleen. allaahumma salle a’lal a-immatil ma’soomeen. allaahumma salle a’laa mawlaanaa wa muqtadaanaa emaamil hodaa wal u’rwatul wusqaa wa hujjateka a’laa ahlid dunyaa allazee qaala fee haqqehi sayyedul waraa wa sanadul baraayaa: “satudfano baz-a’tun minnee be-arze khoraasaana maa zaarahaa makroobun illaa naffasal laaho karbahu wa laa muznebun illaa ghafara zanbahu.” allaahumma be-shafaa-a’tehil maqboolate wa darajatehir rafee-a’te an tonaffesa behi karbee wa yaghfera behi zanbee wa tusme-a’hu kalaamee wa toballeghahu salaamee. assalaamo a’layka yaa nooral laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa a’ybata i’lmil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa ma’dena hikmatil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa haamela ketaabil laah. assalaamo a’layka yaa haafeza sirril laahe antal lazee qaala feeka qaatelul kafarate wa qaame-u’l fajarate a’liyyun ameerul moameneena wa wasiyyo rasoole rabbil a’alameena salawaatul laahe wa salaamohu a’layhe: “sayuqtalo rajolun min wuldee be-arze khoraasaana bis-samme zulman ismohu ismee wa ismo abeehe ismo ibne i’mraana moosaa a’layhis salaamo alaa faman zaarahu fee ghurbatehi ghafaral laaho lahu zonoobahu maa taqaddama minhaa wa maa ta-akhkhara wa law kaanat misla a’dadin nojoome wa qatril amtaare wa waraqil ashjaare.” mawlaaya mawlaaya haa anaa zaa waaqefun bayna yadayka wa zonoobee mislo a’dadin nojoome wa qatril amtaare wa waraqil ashjaare wa laysa bee (lee) waseelatun elaa mahwehaa illaa rezaak. mawlaaya maa ahsebo fee saheefatee a’malan arjaa i’ndee min zeyaarateka kayfa wa qad qaala fee haqqehaa baaqerul i’lmil awwaleena wal aakhereena salawaatul laahe a’layhe: “yakhrojo rajolun min wuldee ismohu ismo ameeril moameneena fa-yudfano be-arze khoraasaana man zaarahu a’arefan be-haqqehi a-a’taahul laaho ajra man anfaqa min qablil fathe wa qaatal.” fa-ataytoka zaaa-eran laka a’arefan be-haqqeka a’aleman be-annaka emaamun muftarazut taa-a’te ghareebun shaheedun raajeyan bemaa qaalahus saadeqo a’layhis salaato was salaamo: “yuqtalo hafadatee be-arze khoraasaana fee madeenatin yoqaalo lahaa toosun man zaarahu a’arefan be-haqqehi akhaztohu be-yadee yawmal qeyaamate wa adkhaltohul jannata wa in kaana min ahlil kabaaere.” qeela lahu: maa i’rfaano haqqehi? qaala: “Al-i’lmo be-annahu muftarazut taa-a’te ghareebun shaheedun man zaarahu a’arefan be-haqqehi a-a’taahul laaho ajra sab-e’ena shaheedan mimmanis tash-hada bayna yaday rasoolil laahe sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi.” yabna rasoolil laahe abtaghee be-zeyaarateka menal laahe ta-a’alaa ghufraana zonoobee wa zonoobe waaledayya wal moameneena wal moamenaate wa as-alokal ityaanal maw-o’oda fee mawaatenis salaase: “i’nda ta-taa-yoril kotobe wa i’ndas seraate wa i’ndal meezaane.” wa qulta wa qawloka haqqun: “inna sharra maa khalaqal laaho fee zamaanee yaqtolonee bis-samme summa yadfe-nonee fee daarin mozee-a’tin wa belaade ghurbatin alaa faman zaaranee fee ghurbatee katabal laaho a’zza wa jalla lahu ajra me-ate alfe mojaahedin wa hoshera fee zumratenaa wa jo-e’la fid darajaatil o’laa menal jannate rafeeqaa.” alhamdo lillaahil lazee waffaqanee le-zeyaarateka fil buq-a’til latee qulta fee haqqehaa: “wal laahe rawzatun min reyaazil jannate man zaaranee fee tilkal buq-a’te kaana kaman zaara rasoolil laahe sallal laaho a’layhe wa aalehi wa katabal laaho lahu sawaaba alfe hijjatin mabrooratin wa alfe u’mratin maqboolatin wa kunto anaa wa aabaa-ee shofa-a’aa-ohu yawmal qeyaamate.” fakum sha-fee-e’e be-aabaaa-ekat taahereena wa awlaadekal muntajabeena mawlaaya antal lazee laa yazooroka illaal khawaasso menash shee-a’te fa-be-haqqeka wa be-haqqe shee-a’teka an toshaf-fe-a’nee wa tas-alul laaha an yahshoranee ma-a’ shee-a’teka fee mustaqarre menar rahmate ma-a’kum ahlal bayte ma-a’kum ma-a’kum laa ma’a ghayrekum be-rea-to elal laahe min a-a’daa-ekum barea-to bil-laahe elaykum innee moamenun be-eyaabekum muntazerun le-amrekum mosaddequn be-raj-a’tekum motaraqqebun le-dawlatekum a’arefun be-e’zame shaanekum a’alemun be-zalaalate man khaalafakum mowaalin lakum wa le-awleyaaa-ekum mubghesun le-a-a’daaa-ekum a’aa-ezun laaa-ezun beqoboorekum. allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadenin nabiyye wal wasiyye wal batoole was sibtayne was sajjaade wal baaqere was saadeqe wal kaazeme war rezaa wat taqiyye wan naqiyye wal a’skariyye wal mahdiyye saahebiz zamaane salawaatoka a’layhim ajmae’en. allaahumma haa-olaaa-e saadatonaa wa qaadatonaa wa hodaadonaa wa do-a’a-tonaa. allaahumma waffiqnaa le-taa-a’tehim war zuqnaa shafaa-a’tahum wah shurnaa fee zumratehim waj-a’lnaa min kheyaare mawaaleehim be-rahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeena wa sallal laaho a’laa mohammadin wa aalehit tayyebeenal ma’soomeena wal hamdo lillaahe rabbil a’alameena.
I bear witness that there is no god but Allah. He is alone, there is no partner to Him and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Prophet and I bear witness that Ali is His intimate friend and vicegerent of His prophet. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad. O Allah! Send blessings upon Your proximate angels. Peace be upon the Prophets and Messengers. Peace be upon the infallible Imams. Peace be upon our master and our leaders, guiding Imam and the strong rope of religion and Your proof for the people of the world, the one for whom leader of worlds and support of the creatures said about him: “Soon, a part of my body will be buried in Khorasan; no sorrowful one would visit him, except that Allāh would remove his sorrow and no sinful person would visit him except that Allāh would forgive their sins.” O Allah! By his accepted intercession and lofty status, give respite to my difficulties, orgive my sins, make my talks reach him and make my greetings reach him. Peace be on you, O proof of Allah! Peace be on you, O light of Allah! Peace be on you, O trunk of the knowledge of Allah! Peace be on you, O source of the wisdom of Allah. Peace be on you, O bearer of the book of Allah! Peace be on you, O the protector of the secret of Allah! You are the one for whom – killer of the infidels, suppressor of the wicked ones, Ali, Commander of the Faithful, and vicegerent of the Messenger of the Lord of the worlds, blessings of Allah and his peace be upon him – has said: “Soon a man from among my progeny will be wrongfully murdered in the land of Khorasan; his name is [the same as] my name, his father’s name is [like] the name of Moosa ibn Imran’s name; let it be known that whoever visits him in his desolation, Allah will forgive his sins of the past and future, even though they may be as many as the number of the stars, raindrops and leaves of the trees.” My master, my master, here I am standing in front of you, and my sins are like the number of stars, and raindrops, and leaves of trees, and in me (for me) there is no medium for erasing them except your pleasure. My master, I have not computed a deed heavier near me than your visitation in my scroll (of deeds), why it will not be so when the splitter of knowledge of the first and the last, blessings of Allah be upon him has said: “A man will emerge from my progeny, his name is [same as] the name of Commander of the Faithful. He will be buried in the land of Khorasan. One who visits him recognizing his right, Allah will give him reward of those who spent before the victory and fought.” I have come to visit you, recognizing your right, knowing that you are Imam whose obedience is obligatory, lonely, martyr, hoping for what Imam Sadiq – blessings and peace be upon him – said: “My grandson will be murdered in the land of Khorasan in a city called Toos; whoever visits him in while recognizing his rightfulness, I will take his hand on the day of judgement and let him into Paradise, even though he is a perpetrator of great sins.” It was asked from him: ‘What is meant by recognizing his rightfulness?’ He answered: “To know that he is the one whose obedience is obligatory, he is estranged and a martyr. Whoever visits him while recognizing his rightfulness, Allah will grant him the reward of seventy martyrs from among those truly martyred in front of the Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah be upon him and his progeny.” O son of the Messenger of Allah! I desire earnestly from Allah – the High – forgiveness of my sins, and the sins of my parents, and the believing men and women by your visitation. And I ask you for arriving at the three promised places: “When records of deeds are given; at the Seraat (the bridge over Hell leading to Paradise) and at the Meezaan (Balance).” You have said, and true are your words: “Surely, the most wicked creature of Allah (s.w.t.) in my time, will kill me using poison. Then he will bury me in a very tight house in a strange town. Know that whoever visits me in my loneliness, Allah – Mighty and Majestic be He - will record for him the reward of one-hundred thousand Hajj and Umra pilgrimages, and one-hundred thousand fighters in the way of Allah. He will also be resurrected among our group. He will be established in high ranks in Heaven as our friend.” Praise be to Allah the One who gave me opportunity for your visitation in the place regarding which it is said: And, by Allah, it is a garden from the gardens of Heaven. Whoever visits me in that shrine, it is as if he has visited Messenger of Allah, blessings of Allah be upon him and his progeny. Allah (s.w.t.) will record for him the reward of one thousand accepted Hajjs (obligatory pilgrimage), and one thousand accepted Umrahs (supererogatory pilgrimage). Also I and my forefathers will intercede him on the Resurrection Day.” Then intercede for me with your immaculate fathers and your selected children, O my master! You are the one whom nobody visits except special ones from the Shias, then by your right and the right of your Shias that you accept my intercession, and I ask Allah to resurrect me with your Shias in the dwelling-place of the mercy with you – Ahl al-Bayt, I am with you, I am with you, but not with any one other than you. In the presence of Allah I repudiate your enemies, and I have sought nearness with Allah to you, I believe in your return, I am awaiting your issue, I give credence to your return, I am expecting your rule, I am aware of your great standing, I know the deviation of those who oppose you, I am loyal to you and to your loyalists, I hate your enemies, I seek protection and resort in your graves. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, the Prophet, the vicegerent (Imam Ali [a.s.]), the chaste lady (Lady Faatemah [s.a.]), the two grandsons (Imam Hasan [a.s.] Imam Husain [a.s.]), Imam Sajjad (a.s.), Imam Baqir (a.s.), Imam Sadiq (a.s.), Imam Kazim (a.s.), Imam Reza (a.s.), Imam Taqi (a.s.), Imam Naqi (a.s.), Imam Askari (a.s.), Imam Mahdi, master of the age, Your blessings be upon them all. O Allah! These are our chiefs, our leaders, our guides and Your callers (to Allah). O Allah! Grant us prosperity for obebying them, and grant us their intercession, and resurrect us in their group, and make us from the best of their lovers, O most Merciful and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and his pure and infallible progeny, and praise be to Allah Lord of the Worlds.
Then recite the supplications whch has been mentioned after keeping right and left side of the face and offer two units of salaat of ziyaarat near the head and beseech Allah – the Almighty.
Allamah Majlisi (r.a.) narrates: This ziyaarat has been reported by one learned scholar, probably Shaheed (r.a.), and from the text of the ziyaarat it can be understood that this has been narrated by an infallible Imam (a.s.).
Stand in front of the Zareeh and recite:
ash-hado an laa elaaha illal laaho wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa ash-hado anna mohammadan a’bdohu wa rasoolohu assalaamo a’laa rasoolil laahe ameenil laahe a’laa wahyehi wa a’zaaa-eme amrehi alkhaateme lemaa sabaqa wal faatehe lemas taqbala wal mohaymene a’laa zaaleka kullehi wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. assalaamo a’laa mawlaanaa ameeril moameneena wa sayyedil wasiyyeena wa bil aimmatil ma’soomeena wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. assalaamo a’laa faatemataz zahraaa-e sayyedatin nesaaa-e wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. assalaamo a’lal a-immatil ma’soomeena saadatil muttaqeena wa kobaraaa-is siddeeqeena wa a-a’laamil mohtadeena wa anwaaril a’arefeena wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. assalaamo a’laa mawlaanaa wa sayyedenaa al-emaamil ma’soome abil hasane a’liyy ibne moosar rezaa wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. assalaamo a’layka yabna rasoolil laah assalaamo a’layka yabna nabiyyil laah assalaamo a’layka yabna khaatamin nabiyyeen assalaamo a’layka yabna sayyedil wasiyyeen assalaamo a’layka yabna ameeril moameneen assalaamo a’layka yabna emaamil muttaqeen assalaamo a’layka yabna qaaa-edil ghurril mohajjaleen assalaamo a’layka yabna faatemataz zahraaa-e sayyedate nesaaa-il a’alameen assalaamo a’layka yabna khadeejatal kubraa ummil moameneen assalaamo a’layka yabna abee a’bdil laahil husainish shaheed assalaamo a’layka yabna a’liyy ibnil husaine zainil a’abedeen assalaamo a’layka yabna abee ja’farin mohammadenil baaqere le-o’loomid deen assalaamo assalaamo a’layka yabna abee a’bdil laahe ja’farenis saadeqil ameen assalaamo a’layka yabna abil hasane moosal kaazeme wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. assalaamo a’layka yaa waliyyal laah assalaamo a’layka yaa habeebal laah assalaamo a’layka yaa safwatal laah assalaamo a’layka yaa a’moodad deen assalaamo a’layka yaa wasiyya rasoolil laah assalaamo a’layka yaa hujjatal laah assalaamo a’layka yaa khaaas-satal laah assalaamo a’layka yaa khaalesatal laah assalaamo a’layka yaa yaa mawze-a’ sirril laah assalaamo a’layka yaa a’ybata i’lmil laah assalaamo a’layka yaa waaresal anbeyaaa assalaamo a’layka yaa wasiyyal awseyaaa assalaamo a’layka yaa yaa mishkaataz zeyaaa assalaamo a’layka yaa muntahal u’lyaa assalaamo a’layka yaa saahebash sharafil aseel assalaamo a’layka yaa zal fe’lil jameel assalaamo a’layka yaa saahebal aslil aseel assalaamo a’layka yaa ussal eemaan assalaamo a’layka yaa shareekal quraan assalaamo a’layka yaa ma’denal eemaan assalaamo a’layka yaa emaamal abraar assalaamo a’layka yaa wasiyyal mukhtaar assalaamo a’layka yaa muzheral asraar assalaamo a’layka yaa saahebal mo’jezaat assalaamo a’layka yaa yaa moozehal bayyenaat assalaamo a’layka ayyohas seraatul mustaqeem assalaamo a’layka ayyohad deenul qaweem assalaamo a’layka yaa misbaahal hodaa assalaamo a’layka yaa maawat toqaa assalaamo a’layka yaa majdal hejaa assalaamo a’layka yaa tawdin nohaa assalaamo a’layka ayyohad daa-e’e elal mahajjatil u’zmaa wat taa-e’no elal ghaayatil quswaa was saamee elal majde wal o’laa assalaamo a’layka ayyohal a’alemo bit-taaweele waz zikraa assalaamo a’layka yaa daleelar rashaad assalaamo a’layka yabnas saadatil amjaad assalaamo a’layka yabnal qaadatiz zohhaad assalaamo a’layka yaa misbaahaz zolam assalaamo a’layka yaa yanboo-a’l hekam wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. ash-hado yaa mawlaaya annakal mo-tee-o’ lillaahe al-qaaa-emo be-amril laahe al-a’amelo be-eraadatehi al-faaa-ezo bekaraamatehi istafaakal laaho le-i’lmehi wakh taaraka le-sirrehi wa a-a’zzaka be-hodaaho wa khassaka be-burhaanehi wa ayyadaka be-roohehi wa razeyaka khaleefatan fee arzehi wa daa-e’yan elaa haqqehi wa shaheedan a’laa khalqehi wa naaseran le-deenehi wa hujjatan a’laa bariyyatehi wa tarjomaanan le-wahyehi wa khaazenan le-i’lmehi wa mustawde-a’n le-hikmatehi a’samakal laaho menaz zonoobe wa barraaka menal o’yoobe zurtoka yaa mawlaaya a’arefan be-haqqeka mustabseran be-shaaneka mohtadeyan be-hodaaka muqtazeyan le-asareka muttabe-a’n le-sunnateka motamassekan be-hableka motee-a’n le-amreka mowaaleyan le-waliyyeka mo-a’adeyan le-a’duwweka a’aleman be-annal haqqa laka wa ma-a’ka motawasselan elal laahe beka mustashfe-a’n elayhe be-jaaheka wa haqqun a’layhe an laa yokhayyeba saaa-elahu war raajee maa i’ndahu le-zaaa-erekal motee-e’ laka.
I bear witness that there is no god save Allah, alone without having any partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger. Peace be upon Allah’s Messenger whom Allah has entrusted with His Revelations and with His determined commandments, who sealed the previous Messages, paved the way to the coming blessings, and who prevails over all that. May Allah send His mercy and blessings on you. Peace be on our master, the Commander of the Faithful, and leader of the successors, and the father of the infallible Imams. May Allah send his mercy and blessings on you. Peace be on Faatemah al-Zahra, leader of the women. May Allah send his mercy and blessings on you. Peace be on you; O infallible Imams, the masters of the pious, chiefs of the truthful, and epitomes of the guided ones, and the light for the cognizant. May Allah send his mercy and blessings on you. Peace be on our master and our leader the infallible Imam Abul Hasan Ali Ibn Moosa al-Reza. May Allah send His mercy and blessings on you. Peace be on you O son of Messenger of Allah. Peace be on you, O son of Prophet of Allah. Peace be on you, O son of the seal of all Prophets. Peace be on you, O son of leader of the successors. Peace be on you, O son of Commander of the Faithful. Peace be on you O son of the leader of the pious ones. Peace be on you O son of the leader of those in front. Peace be on you, O son of Faatemah, the leader of the women of the Worlds. Peace be on you, O son of Khadija al-Kubra, mother of the belevers. Peace be on you, O son of Abu Abdillah Husain, the martyr. Peace be on you, O son of Ali ibn al-Husain, the adornment of the worshippers. Peace be on you, O son of Abu Ja’far Muhammad, the splitter of the knowledge of religion. Peace be on you, O son of Abu Abdillah Ja’far, the truthful, the trustworthy. Peace be on you, O son of Abul Hasan Moosa, the suppressor of rage. May Allah send His mercy and blessings on you. Peace be on you, O friend of Allah. Peace be on you, O beloved of Allah. Peace be on you, O chosen one of Allah. Peace be on you, O pillar of the religion. Peace be on you, O the successor of the Messenger of Allah. Peace be on you, O proof of Allah. Peace be on you, O elite one of Allah. Peace be on you, O sincere one of Allah. Peace be on you, O repository of the secrets of Allah. Peace be on you, O vessel of knowledge of Allah. Peace be on you, O inheritor of the Prophets. Peace be on you, O successor of the successors. Peace be on you, O illuminated lamp. Peace be on you, O finality of elevation. Peace be on you, O the one with deeply-rooted honour. Peace be on you, O one with beautiful action. Peace be on you, O owner of the noble origin. Peace be on you, O foundation of faith. Peace be on you, O partner of Quran. Peace be on you, O treasure of faith. Peace be on you, O righteous Imam. Peace be on you, O successor of the chosen ones. Peace be on you, O manifester of secrets. Peace be on you, O the owner of miracles. Peace be on you, O explainer of clear proofs. Peace be on you, O the straight path. Peace be on you, O the upright religion. Peace be on you, O lamp of guidance. Peace be on you, O haven for the god-fearing. Peace be on you, O glory of perception. Peace be on you, O mountain of wisdom. Peace be on you, O the one who invites to the greatest Path, and advancing to the final destination, and sublime towards glory and dignity. Peace be on you, O the one who knows the interpretation and is the cause of remembrance. Peace be on you, O proof of uprightness. Peace be on you, O son of master of glories. Peace be on you, O son of leader of the ascetics. Peace be on you, O lantern in darkness. Peace be on you, O spring of wisdoms. May Allah send His mercy and blessings on you. I testify, O my master, that surely you are obedient to Allah, upright with the command of Allah, putting into practice His will, winning His Honoring, Allah has chosen you with His knowledge, selected you to keep His secret, equipped you with His guidance, distinguished you with His clear proofs, supported you with His Holy spirit, and accepted you as vicegerents in His lands, and callers towards His rights, and witness upon His creatures, and helpers for His religion, and proofs for His creatures, and interpreters for His revelation, and treasurer of His knowledge, and stores of His wisdom, Allah has preserved you against sins, and freed you from defects. I have visited you, O my master, knowing your right, well aware of your status, rightly-guided by your guidance, implementing your traditions, following your course, clinging to your rope, obedient to your command, befriending your friend, hating your enemy, knowing that truth is for you and with you, turning towards Allah through you, seeking your intercession with Him by your name and your right upon Him that beseecher is never disappointed and hoping that your obedient visitor will get what is with you.
allaahumma fakamaa waffaqtanee lil-eemaane be-nabiyyeka wat tasdeeqe be-ketaabeka wa mananta a’layya be-taa-a’tehi wa ittebaa-e’ millatehi wa hadaytanee elaa ma’refatehi ma’refatil a-immate min zurriyyatehi wa akmalta be-ma’refatehemul eemaana wa qabilta be-taa-a’tehim wa welaayatehemul a-a’maale was ta’badta bis-salaate a’layhim e’baadaka wa ja-a’ltahum miftaahan lid-do-a’aa-e wa sababan lil-ejaabate fa-salle a’layhim ajma-e’ena wa a’laa mawlaanaa sayyedenaa abil hasane a’li ibne moosaa waj a’lnee behim i’ndaka wajeehan fid dunyaa wal aakherate wa menal moqarrabeena waj a’l zonoobanaa behim maghfooratan wa o’yoobanaa behim mas-tooratan wa faraaa-ezanaa mashkooratan wa nawaafelanaa mabrooratan wa qoloobanaa be-zikreka ma’mooratan wa anfosanaa be-taa-a’teka masrooraran wa jawaarehanaa a’laa khidmateka maqhooratan wa asmaaa-anaa fee khawaaas-seka mash-hooratan wa arzaaqanaa min ladunka madrooratan wa hawaaa-ejanaa ladayka maysooratan be-rahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeen.
O Allah! As You have granted me success for faith on Your prophet, and giving credence to Your Book, and You have conferred upon me with the favor of obeying him, and following his religion, and guided me to his recognition and the recognition of the Imams from his progeny, and You have completed my faith with their recognition, and accepted my deeds for obedience and loyalty to them, and You have ordered Your servants to send blessings on them as Your worship, and You have made them keys for asking and cause for acceptance, then send blessings upon them all and on our master and chief Abul Hasan Ali Ibn Moosa, and make me due to them, a notable person in Your eyes in this and the next world. Make me amongst those close to You. And forgive our sins because of them, and hide our faults because of them, and make our obligatory actions praiseworthy, and our voluntary acts virtuous, and our hearts full of reference by Your rememberance, and our selves happy by Your obedience, and tame our limbs by serving You, and make our names prominent among Your distinguished, and our sustenance continued from Your side, and our needs obtainable from You, O most Merciful!
assalaamo a’lal qaaa-eme maqaamil anbeyaaa assalaamo a’lal waarese o’loomil awseyaaa assalaamo a’laa khaleefatil laahe wa khaleefate rasoolehi assalaamo a’laa zemaamid deen assalaamo a’laa nezaamil muslemeen assalaamo a’laa salaahid dunyaa wa u’mdatil moameneen assalaamo a’layka yaa aslal islaamin naamee assalaamo a’layka yaa far-a’tus saamee assalaamo a’layka yaa man behi tamaamus salaate waz zakaate was seyaame wal hajje wal jehaade wa tawafforil fay-e was sadaqaate wa imzaaa-il hodoodil mosammayaate wal ahkaamil mobayyanaat. assalaamo a’layka ayyohal mohallelo halaalal laahe wal moharremo haraamahu assalaamo a’layka ayyohal moqeemo hodoodal laahe wa ahkaamahu assalaamo a’layka ayyohaz zaaab-bo a’n deenil laahe bil-hikmate wal maw-e’zatil hasanate assalaamo a’layka ayyohad daa-e’e elal laahe bil-hujjatil baaleghate assalaamo a’layka yaa man fazlohu kash-shamsil mo-zeee-atit taa-le-a’te al-mojallelate be-noorehaa lil-a’alame assalaamo a’layka ayyohal badrul moneerus saate-o’ wan najmul haadee assalaamo a’layka yaa i’zzal muslemeena wa ghayzal monaafeqeena assalaamo a’layka yaa bawaaral kaafereena assalaamo a’layka yaa abas saa-datil mayaameen assalaamo a’layka yaa man a’jazat a’n zikre fazlehil bolaghaaa-o wa qasorat a’n idraakehil fosahaaa-o wa tahayyarat fee na’te fazlehil khotabaaa-o wa lam tantahe elayhil hokamaaa-o “zaaleka fazlul laahe yoateehe man yashaaa-o wal laaho zul fazlil a’zeem” assalaamo a’layka yaa mawlaaya wa a’laa aabaaa-ekal akrameena wa abnaaa-ekat taahereena wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.
Peace be on the one who is existent on the place of prophets. Peace be on the inheritor of the knowledge of successors. Peace be on the successor of Allah and successor of His messenger. Peace be on the rein of the religion. Peace be on regularity of the Muslims. Peace be on the goodness of the world and pillar of the believers. Peace be on you, O origin of growing Islam. Peace be on you, O elevated branch. Peace be on you, O the one through whom the prayer, zakat, fasting, hajj and jehad completed, and the booty and alm flows, and the sign of specified limits, and explained rulings. Peace be upon the one who permitted the lawful (acts) of Allah and prohibited His unlawful (acts). Peace be upon the one who appraised the limits of Allah and His laws. Peace be on the one who defends the religion of Allah with with wisdom and excellent exhortation. Peace be on the one who calls towards Allah with conclusive argument. Peace be on you, O the one whose excellence is like the rising bright sun, which brightens the world with its light. Peace be on you, O radiant moon, immaculate torch, shining light and guiding star. Peace be on you, O honour of the Muslims and despise of the hypocrites. Peace be on you, O ruiner of the unbelievers. Peace be on you, O father of the blessed chiefs. Peace be on you, O the one whose remembrance of excellence the rhetoricians are powerless, and the eloquents cannot reach your position, and the orators are perplexed in describing your excellence, and the wise do tread this path, “That is Allah’s grace; He grants it to whom He pleases, and Allah is the Lord of Mighty Grace.” Peace be on you, O my master and on your noble fathers and pure children. May the mercy and blessings of Allah be on you.
Then kiss the zareeh, perform salaat of ziyaarat and say:
yaa shaame-khan fee bo’dehi yaa ra-oofan fee rahmatehi yaa mohyeyal amwaate yaa mukhrejan nabaate yaa zahral laajeena yaa jaaral mustajeereena yaa asma-a’s saame-e’ena yaa absaran naazereena yaa sareekhal mustasrekheena yaa e’maada man laa e’maada lahu yaa sanada man laa sanada lahu yaa zukhra man laa zukhra lahu yaa hirzaz zo-a’faaa-e yaa kanzal foqaraaa-e yaa a’zeemar rajaaa-e yaa munqezal gharqaa yaa mohyeyal mawtaa yaa amaanal khaaa-efeena yaa elaahal a’alameena yaa saane-a’ kulle masnoo-i’n yaa jaabera kulle kaseerin yaa saaheba kulle ghareebin yaa moonesa kulle waheedin yaa qareeban ghayra ba-e’edin yaa shaahe-dan ghayra ghaaa-eb yaa ghaaleban ghayra maghloobin yaa hayyo heena laa hayya yaa mohayeyal mawtaa yaa hayyo laa elaaha illaa anta badee-u’s samaawaate wal arze antal qaaa-emo a’laa kulle nafsin bemaa kasabat as-aloka an tosalleya a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin salaatan turzeehim wa tukhteehim (takhteehim) wa toballeghohum aqsaa rezaaka wa an tarhama zullee bayna yadayka wa tazarro-e’e elayka wa wahshatee menan naase wa unsee beka yaa kareemo tasaddaq a’layya fee haazehis saa-a’te be-rahmatin min i’ndeka tahdee behaa qalbee wa tajma-o’ behaa amree wa talummo behaa sha’see wa tobayyezo behaa wajhee wa tukremo behaa maqaamee wa tahutto behaa a’nnee wizree wa taghfero behaa maa mazaa min zonoobee wa ta’semonee behaa feemaa baqeya min u’mree wa tas-ta’melonee fee zaaleka kullehi be-taa-a’teka wa maa yurzeeka a’nnee wa takhtemo a’malee be-ahsanehi wa taj-a’lo lee sawaabahul jannata wa tas-loko bee sabeelas saaleheena wa to-e’enonee a’laa saalehe maa a-a’taytanee wa laa tushmit bee haasedan wa laa a’duwwan wa laa takilnee elaa nafsee tarfata a’ynin abadan wa laa aqalla min zaaleka wa laa aksara yaa rabbal a’alameen.
O Sublime in His distance! O Kind in His mercy! O giver of life to the dead! O Bringer forth of plants! O Asylum of the refugees! O Protector of those who seek protection! O Most Hearing of the hearers! O Most Seeing of the viewers! O Succor of the grieved! O Support of the unsupported! O Holder of the holdless! O Supplier of those who lack supplies! O Shelter for the weak! O Treasure for the poor! O He Who is greatly hoped! O Rescuer of the drowned! O He Who causes the dead to live again! O Protection for the frightened! O Lord of the worlds! O He Who Makes all things made! O He Who sets all things broken! O Companion for all stranger! O Intimate to those alone! O One who is close without being far! O One who is present, not absent! O triumphant without being [ever] defeated! O Alive when there is no one living (but Him). O One who gives life to the dead. O Ever-living! there is no deity save You, the originator of the heavens and the earth, You watch every soul as to what it earns! I beseech You that You send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, blessing which makes them happy and transcend, and they can attain Your ultimate happiness, and that You have mercy on my humiliation in front of You, on my earnest imploring to You, on my loneliness among people, and on my amiability with You. O All-generous! Endue me at this very hour with mercy from You by which You tranquilize my heart, bring together my affairs, reunite my scattering, whiten my face, confer honor on my status, relieve me from my burdens, forgive my past sins, protect me against sinning in the rest of my lifetime, employ me in my entire lifetime in acts of obedience to You and acts that bring about Your pleasure, seal my deeds with the best of them, decide Paradise to be my reward for that, lead me to the path of the righteous, help me do well with the virtuous of what You have given me, never make one who envies me gloat at my misfortune, and my enemy, and never leave me alone with my own affairs even for a winking of an eye or less or more than that. O Lord of the worlds!
Then supplicate whatever you want. Return to head side of the holy grave and say:
allahumma innee zurto haazal emaama moqirran be emaamatehi mo’taqedan le-farze taa-a’tehi fa-qasad-to mash-hadahu be- zonoobee wa o’yoobee wa moo-beqaate aasaamee wa kasrate sayye-aatee wa khataayaaya wa maa ta’refohu minnee mustajeeran be-a’fweka musta-e’ezan be-hilmeka laa-je-an elaa rukneka a’aa-edzan be-raafateka mustash-fe-a’n be-waliyyeka wab ne awle-yaaa-eka wa safiyyeka wab ne asfe-yaaa-eka wa ameeneka wab ne omanaaa-eka wa khaleefateka wab ne khola-faaa-ekal lazeena ja-a’ltahomul waseelata elaa rahmateka wa rizwaaneka waz zaree-a’ta elaa raa-fateka wa ghufraaneka. allaahumma wa oolaa haajaatee elayka an taghfera lee maa salafa min zonoobee a’laa kasratehaa wa an ta’semanee feemaa baqeya min u’mree wa to-tahera deenee mimmaa yodannesohu wa yasheenohu wa yuzree behi wa tahmeyahu menar raybe wash shakke wal fasaade wash shirke wa tosabbetanee a’laa taa-a’teka wa taa-a’te rasooleka wa zurriyyatehin nojabaaa-is so-a’daaa-e salawaatoka a’layhim wa rahmatoka wa salaamoka wa barakaatoka wa toh-yeyanee maaa ahyaytanee a’laa taa-a’tehim wa tomeetanee ezaa amattanee a’laa taa-a’tehim wa an laa tamhowa min qalbee mawaddatahum wa mahabbatahum wa bughza a-a’adaaa-ehim wa moraafaqata awleyaaa-ehim wa birrahum. wa as-aloka yaa rabbe an taqabbala zaaleka minnee wa tohabbeba elayya e’baadataka wa tobagh-gheza elayya ma-a’a-seyaka wa tarzoqanee tawbatan nasoohan tarzaahaa wa niyyatan tahmadohaa wa a’malan saalehan taqbalohu be rahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeen.
O Allah! I am visiting this Imam confessing his Imamate and believing in the obligation of the obedience to him; therefore, I have betaken myself to his shrine in spite of all of my sins, defects, the perils of my wrongdoings, my numerous misdeeds and faults, and whatsoever You know about me; taking shelter in Your amnesty, seeking refuge of Your forbearance, resorting to Your asylum, seeking the protection of Your compassion, seeking the intercession of Your vicegerent and the son of Your vicegerent, Your choicest servant and the son of Your choicest servants, Your trustee and the son of Your trustees, and Your representative and the son of Your representatives, whom You have made the means to approach Your mercy and pleasure and the channels to Your compassion and forgiveness. O Allah! My first needs from You is that I implore You to forgive all of my previous sins although they are numerous, to protect me (against sinning) in my coming lifetime, to purify my religion from whatsoever stains, disgraces, or degrades it, to save it from suspect, doubt, corruption, and blasphemy, to make me stand firm on the obedience to You, to Your Messenger, and to his Progeny, the pure and happy, may Your blessings be upon them as well as Your mercy, peace, and favors, to make me live as long as You grant me life on the obedience to them, to make me die, when You decide so, on the obedience to them, and not to erase from my heart my love and affection for them, my aversion to their enemies, my companionship of their adherents, and my acting piously towards them. I also beseech You, O my Lord, to accept all that from me, to endear my worshipping You to myself, to make me loathe acts of disobedience to You, and to grant me a sincere repentance that You accept, an intention that You praise, and righteous deed that You admit, by Your mercy, O the most Merciful of the mercifuls.
While bidding farewell stand in front of the Zareeh keeping back towards Qiblah, say:
assalaamo a’layka yaa ameenal laahe fee arzehi wa hujjatahu a’laa khalqehi wa khaazena i’lmehi wa mawze-a’ sirrehi wa baaba amrehi wa nahyehi wa seraatehul mustaqeema salaama mowadde-i’n wa laa sa-emin wa laa qaalin wa laa maallin wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh. allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa aale mohammadin waj a’l ghoduwwanaa maqroonan bit-tawakkole a’layka wa rawaahanaa a’nka mawsoolan bin-najaahe minka wa do-a’aa-anaa laka maqroonan be-husnil ejaabate wa khozoo-a’naa bayna yadayka daa-e’yan elaa rahmateka wa’ teraafenaa be-zonoobenaa sha-fee-a’n elaa a’fweka war zuqnal a’wda elaa zeyaaratehi summal a’wda elayhe be-rahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeen. allaahumma laa taj-a’lho aakheral a’hde minnaa le-zeyaarate sayyedanaa wa emaamanal mafrooze taa-a’tehi a’laynaa war zuqnaa zeyaaratahu abadan maa abqaytanaa innaka zool fazlil a’zeeme wal mannil jaseeme wa sallal laaho a’laa sayyedenaa mohammadin wa aalehit taahereen.
Peace be on you, O the trusted one of Allah on His earth, His proof on His creatures, and a treasurer of His knowledge, and repository of His secrets, and door of what is deemed lawful and what is deemed unlawful by Him, and His straight path, I send my farewell greetings to you for if I leave it is not because I am tired or that I wish to leave or that I dislike. May the mercy and blessings of Allah be on you. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad. And make our coming to you effective trust upon You, and our leaving from you correlated success from You, and our prayers for you effective with good acceptance, and our humiliation in front to You is answer towards Your mercy, and our confession of our sins is intercessor towards Your pardon, and grant us the opportunity to visit again and again for his visitation. By Your mercy, O Most Merciful of all. O Allah! Do not make this our last visitation of our master and our Imam whose obedience is obligatory on us, grant us a chance to visit him for as long as we are alive, for You verily the Lord of great favouring and plentiful conferral. And blessings of Allah be upon our master Muhammad and his pure progeny.
ziyaarat of imam-e-zamana (a.t.f.s.) inside the shrine of imam reza (A.S.)
In this chapter Ziyaarat of Hazrat Baqiyatullah Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) to be recited inside the shrine of Imam Reza (a.s.) is mentioned:
assalaamo a’layka yaa saahebaz zamaan assalaamo a’layka yaa khaleefatar rahmaan assalaamo a’layka yaa shareekal qur-aaan assalaamo a’layka yaa qaate-a’l burhaan assalaamo a’layka yaa emaamal inse wal jaaan assalaamo a’layka wa a’laa aabaaa-ekat tayyebeena wa ajdaadekat taahereenal ma’soomeena wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatoh.
Peace be on you, O king of times. Peace be on you, O caliph of the Beneficent. Peace be on you, O companion of Qur’an. Peace be on you, O decisive argument. Peace be on you, O Imam of men and jinn. Peace be on you, and on your immaculate fathers, pure and infallible forefathers. May the mercy and blessings of Allah be on you.
assalaamo a’lar rezal murtazaa samiyye sayyedil wasiyyeen wa emaamil muttaqeen khaleefatir rahmaane wa emaame ahlil qur-aane
Peace be upon al-Reza, the well-pleased, exalted chief of the Prophet’s successor, and leader of the pious ones, representative of the Beneficent, and leader of the people of the Holy Quran,
wa saahebit taaweele wa ma’denir furqaan wa haamelit tawraate wal injeele wa ifnaaa-il khabeesaate wal abaateele wal qaa-elil faa-e’le
the man of true interpretation, core of distinction (between the right and the wrong), the bearer of the Torah and the Gospel, destructor of the mischiefs and the vanities, instructor and doer (of action),
wal haakemil a’adele was saadeqil barre wal haa-ezil fakhre jaddohu sayyedun nabiyyeena wa abooho sayyedul wasiyyeena wa elayhe ma-aaabul awwaleena wal aakhereena
the evenhanded judge, the truthful good doer, the possessor of the honour, his grandfather is the chief of the messengers, and his father is the chief of the Prophet’s successor, and to him is the place of return for the first and the last.
assalaamo a’layka yaa abal hasane a’liyy ibne moosar rezaa wa rahmatul laahe wa barakaatohu allaahumma salle a’laa mohammadin wa a’laa aale mohammadin wa kamaa akramtahu be-mohammadin rasooleka wa ja-a’ltahu fil haqqe daleelaka fa-da-a’a elaa sabeeleka bil-hikmate wal maw-e’zatil hasanate
Peace be on you, O Abal Hasan Ali, son of Moosa al-Reza and mercy of Allah and his blessings. O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and on the progeny of Muhammad, and like You have honoured him with Muhammad, Your Prophet and appointed him as Your truthful guide, then he called towards Your path with wisdom and fair exhortation,
fa-akmil lahul a’hda wa tammim lahul wa’da wa ayyidho wa zurriyyatahu wa awleyaaa-ohu bin-nasre wal junde le-yokhallesad deena bil-jidde fa-ya’mala fee zaaleka bil-jahde wa yosayyera lakad deena khaalesan wal hamda taam-man
then complete for him the promise, then complete for him the covenant and finish for him the promise, and support him and his progeny and his friends with victory and army to purify the religion with devotion, then act in it with exertion so he renders for Your pure religion and complete praise.
allaahumma salle a’layhe hayyan wa mayyetan wa a’jjil farajanaa behi wa bil-wasiyye min ba’dehi wan surho a’laa ahle taa-a’tish shaytaane wa a-a’ziz behil eemaana wa azlil behish shaytaana.
O Allah! Send blessings upon him when he is alive and when he dies, and expediate our relief by him and the vicegerent after him, and help him against the people of Satan, and through him honour the belief and degrade the Satan.
Bidding Farewell to Imam al-Rida
When you intend to leave and bid farewell to the Imam, you may say the same form, which has been cited for bidding farewell to the Holy Prophet (s). This form is as follows:
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.
 Two more ziyaarats of Imam Reza (a.s.) have been narrated but as they were to be recited on Wednesday we mentioned them in the tenth chapter.
 Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 52, p. 24
 The author says: There are many important instructions of infallible Imams (a.s.) about the kissing of their entrance gates.
Allamah Majlisi (r.a.) has narrated in Behaar al-Anwaar the farewell to the holy Imams (a.s.) thus:
...وَا شَوْقَاهْ اِلٰى تَقْبِيْلِ اَعْتَابِكُمْ وَ الْوُلُوْجِ بِاِذْنِكُمْ لِاَبْوَابِكُمْ وَ تَعْفِيْرِ الْـخَدِّ عَلٰى اَرِيْـجِ تُرَابِكُمْ وَ اللِّيَاذِ بِعَرَصَاتِكُمْ وَ مَـحَالِّ اَبْدَانِكُمْ وَ اَشْـخَاصِكُمُ الْمَحْفُوْفَةِ بِالْمَلَائِكَةِ الْكِرَامِ وَ الْمَتْحُوْفَةِ مِنَ اللهِ بِالرَّحْمَةِ وَ السَّلَامِ...
“How much I am eager to kiss the entrance of your shrine and with your permission want to rub the dust on my face. I want shelter in your courtyard and your holy bodies and personalities which are surrounded by the noble angels blessed by Almighty Allah with mercy and peace…” (Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 205)
While kissing the entrance of the shrines of infallible Imams (a.s.) one should be mindful that this is the place where Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) will put his holy feet. During the period of his minor and major occultation he (a.t.f.s.) time and again elevated the dignity of these holy places.
Believing in the sanctity of the Holy Quran, we kiss the cover of the Holy Quran. In the same way, we kiss the entrance of the shrines of the infallible Imams (a.s.) owing to their dignity and nobility.
Is there anything else except that why should we not give regards to the holy shrines of the holy Imams (a.s.) which is the place of frequent visits of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) since a long time.
Late Ayatullah Ahmad Mustambat says: One of the etiquette of Ziyaarat is kissing the entrance of the holy shrines. This is excluded from the conformity of the prostration but it is the expression of our love and affection. For example, if anyone bends to kiss his son, nobody thinks that this bowing is genuflection or prostration.
It is said that when late Ayatullah Shaikh Ansari was asked regarding the kissing of the entrances of the shrines of holy Imams (a.s.) he said: ‘I kiss the threshold of the shrine of Hazrat Abbas (a.s.) because I consider it to be his footsteps, whereas kissing the entrance of the shrines of infallible Imams (a.s.) is more elevated.’
Some of the great scholars are seen that they used to kiss the entrance of Hurr Ibn Yazeed al-Reyaahi (r.a.). (Al-Ziyaarah wa al-Bashaarah, vol. 1, p. 13)
He further said: Kissing the earth in front of Imam (a.s.)’s shrine is also one of the etiquette of ziyaarat and this is in the basis of narration of Safwan Ibn Yahya narrated in ‘Wasaael’ from the book ‘Oyoon’, chapter 129, under the chapters of ‘Ashrah’, Book of Hajj. They say:
Abu Qurrah, attendant of Jaasaleeq, asked me to take him to Imam Reza (a.s.). I asked Imam Reza (a.s.) for permission, and he agreed. Abu Qurrah came to Imam Reza (a.s.) and kissed his seat (masnad) and said that it is obligatory in our religion to give regards to the respectable personalities in this manner.
Imam Reza (a.s.) did not stop him from doing this act. One must know that holy Imams (a.s.) do not remain silent for any wrong act or thing. There are many more traditions in this regard. When a caravan from Qum reached in the presence of Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s.) in order to pay their regards to him they fell down on the ground and kissed the ground in front of the Imam (a.s.) as a mark of respect. (al-Ziyaarah wa al-Beshaarah, vol. 1, p. 17)
 Surah Noor (24): Verse 36
 Mafaateeh al-Jinaan, p. 615
 This supplication can be recited for entering the shrine of any infallible Imam (a.s.).
 Surah Ahzaab (33): Verse 53
 If this ziyaarat is offered for any other infallible Imam (a.s.) then his name to be taken in place of the name of Imam Reza (a.s.).
 Al-Balad al-Ameen, p. 391; Misbaah al-Zaaer, p. 418
 Kaamel al-Ziyaaraat, p. 515; Mazaar-e-Aaqaa Jamaal Khunsaari, p. 32
 Mazaar-e-Aaqaa Jamaal Khunsaari, p. 48
 Kaamel al-Ziyaaraat, p. 513; Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 44
 Zakheerah al-Aakherah, p. 165
 Farewell ziyaarat has been mentioned after this ziyaarat but as it was not particularised specifically with that of Imam Reza (a.s.), we have mentioned it in the chapter of Ziyaaraat and Supplications.
 Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 100, p. 323
 Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 50
 Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 51; al-Mazaar al-Kabeer, p. 551
 al-Mazaar al-Kabeer, p. 551
 Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 52; Arba-a’h Ayyaam, p. 55; Tohfa-e-Toosiyyah, p. 90
 Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 55; Mafaateeh al-Jenan, p. 1145
 Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, p. 50; Tohfah al-Zaaer, p. 291; Mirza Aaqaa Jamaal Khunsaari, p. 56
 The book ‘Rawzah al-Azkaar’ is by a great scholar Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Tabrezi (r.a.) which is manuscript. It is available in the one of the treasured Shia library of Najaf. Alas, there are many books available in that library yet to be printed and one of them is ‘Rawzah al-Azkaar’.
 In the book ‘Ketaabun Fee al-Zeyaaraat Wa al-Adiyyah’ – one of the manuscript book of ‘Kaashef al-Ghetaa Foundation’ – under the ziyaarat of Imam Reza (a.s.) another ziyaarat for Imam Husain (a.s.) is mentioned.
 This supplication has been mentioned in ‘Chapter 1 – Eight Salaats of Ziyaarat (Pilgrimage)’
 Rauzah al-Azkaar (Manuscript), p. 67
 Amaali-e-Sadooq (r.a.), Majlis 25, H. 2; Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza (a.s.), Chap. 66, H. 14
 Amaali-e-Sadooq (r.a.), Majlis 25, H. 5; Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza (a.s.), Chap. 66, H. 17
 Amaali-e-Sadooq (r.a.), Majlis 25, H. 1; Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza (a.s.), Chap. 66, H. 3
 Amaali Sadooq, Majlis 25, H. 8
 It is narrated from Imam Reza (a.s.), “Whoever visits me despite the far distance to my tomb, I will come to save him on the Resurrection Day on three occasions until I liberate him from his terrors: 1. When the Letters of Deeds are handed to his right and to his left hands, 2. At the moment of crossing the Bridge over Hell, and 3. At the time when the Scale of Deeds is set up.” (Amaali Sadooq, Majlis 25, H. 9; Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza, Chap. 66, H. 2)
 i.e. Twelve Imams (a.s.)
 Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza, Chap. 66, H. 9. In this tradition, ‘one hundred thousand martyrs and one hundred thousand truthful’ is also mentioned.
 Oyoon Akhbaar al-Reza, Chap. 66, H. 5.
 Rauzah al-Azkaar (Manuscript), p. 71; Ketaab Fee al-Ziyaaraat Wa al-Adiyyah (manuscript), p. 75
 Surah Juma’h (62): Verse 4
 Tohfah al-Zaaer (Manuscript), p. 297
 Saheefah-e-Mahdiyyah, p. 610