Ziyarats of Imam Mahdi (ajtfs) at Samarra Sardab
Recited in Samarra Sardab -Cellar
Significance-Background

(1) This cellar is known as the cellar of occultation as is common in local parlance as also found in the books of ziyaaraat by some of the scholars. For, in books specific to Imam-e-Zamaan (a.t.f.s.) and in the chapters related to his conditions, it is mentioned unanimously that he (a.t.f.s.) went into occultation, alive, from this very place.

The Origin of the Holy Vault

Background of Vault
A matter quoted in my book of Hadiyyat al-Za'ir from the book of al-Tahiyyah. This holy vault is part of the house of Imam al-Hadi and Imam al-`Askari (`a). Before the construction of the new building (i.e. the courtyard, shrine, and dome), the entrance to the vault was situated behind the tomb of the holy Imams near the tomb of Lady Narjis (Narjis Khatun), which may now be in the portico. In the past, this entrance to the vault descended to a long dark way ending at a door that lied in the center of the Occultation Vault.
In the present day, this vault is decorated with mirrors. To the side of the kiblah direction, there is a window taking to the courtyard of the shrine of the two holy Imams. The place of the former door is marked by the picture of the niche, which is decorated with Qashani bricks.
Visiting of the three Imams were made in one shrine; therefore, we can notice that al-Shahid al-Awwal, in his book of al-Mazar, follows up the ziyarah of Imam al-Hadi and Imam al-`Askari with the ziyarah of the holy vault and then refers to the ziyarah of Lady Narjis. A hundred and a few years ago, Ahmad Khan al-Dunbuli, the supported and guided by God, prepared himself for reconstructing the entire building. He therefore spent a huge amount of money on separating the courtyard of the holy shrine of the two Imams from the holy vault and then constructed the building, portico, and lofty dome of the vault. For the holy vault, he established a private courtyard, hall, entrance, and vestibule. He also built another vault specially for women, as is seen in the present day. As a result, the features of whatever was before the entrance, scale, and door were effaced and all the traces of that place were obliterated [Except the place that is currently known as Bayt al-Akhbariyyin.] and the place of some traditional etiquettes was also obliterated. However, the origin of the holy vault, which is the place of a set of forms of ziyarah, has been kept unchanged.




Ziarat Aleyasin ,is the most prominent and authentic ziarat recited at sirdaab.
Dua after Ziarat Aleyasin
The following document was issued from the Sacred Side after replying to some questions:
In the Name of Allah; the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.
You neither understand His decree nor accept from His Vicegerents.
(This is) consummate wisdom; but warnings do not avail people who do not believe.
Peace be upon us and upon the righteous servants of Allah.
When you intend to turn your faces towards Allah and towards us by means of us,
you should say just as Allah the All-exalted has said: Recite Ziarat Ale Yasin




This Ziyarat is from the Book Rabeeul Anam (Translation not available.)
Permission to enter the Cellar
Allamah Majlisi (a.r.) writes: I have found in an old copy of the books of our scholars the following text:
Seeking permission to enter the holy cellar of the Imams (a.s.)
اَللّهُمَّ اِنَّ هٰذِهِ بُقْعَةٌ طَهَّرْتَهَا وَ عَقْوَةٌ شَرَّفْتَهَا،
وَ مَعَالِمُ زَكَّيْتَهَا،
حَيْثُ أَظْهَرْتَ فِيْهَا اَدِلَّةَ التَّوْحِيْدِ،
وَ اَشْبَاحَ الْعَرْشِ الْمَجِيْدِ،
الَّذِيْنَ اصْطَفَيْتَهُمْ مُلُوكاً لِحِفْظِ النِّظَامِ،
وَ اخْتَرْتَهُمْ رُؤَسَاءَ لِجَمِيْعِ الْأَنَامِ،
وَ بَعَثْتَهُمْ لِقِيَامِ الْقِسْطِ فِىْ البْتِدَاءِ الْوُجُودِ الىٰ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ،
ثُمَّ مَنَنْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ بِاسْتِنَابَةِ أنْبِيَائِكَ لِحِفْظِ شَرَائِعِكَ وَ أحْكَامِكَ،
فَأكْمَلْتة بِاسْتِخْتِلَافِهِمْ رِسَالَةَ الْمُنذِرِيْنَ كَمَا اَوْجَبْتَ رِيَاسَتَهُمْ فِىْ فَطْرِ الْمُكَلَّفِيْنَ.
فَسُبْحَانَكَ مِنْ اِلٰهٍ مَا اَرْءَفَكَ،
وَ لاَ الٰهَ اِلاَّ اَنْتَ مِنْ مَلَكٍ مَا اَعْدَلَكَ،
حَيْثُ طَابَقَ صُنْعُكَ مَا فَطَرْتَ عَلَيْهِ الْعُقُولَ،
وَ وَافَقَ حُكْمُكَ مَا قَرَّرْتَهُ فِىْ الْمَعْقُولِ وَ الْمَنْقُولِ،
فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ عَلىٰ تَقْدِيْرِكَ الْحَسَنِ الْجَمِيْلِ،
وَ لَكَ الشُّكْرُ عَلىٰ قَضَائِكَ الْمُعَلَّلِ بِأَكْمَلِ التَّعْلِيْلِ،
فَسُبْحَانَ مَنْ لاَ يُسْئَلُ عَنْ فِعْلِهِ وَ لايُنازَعُ فِىْ أمْرِهِ،
وَ سُبْحَانَ مَنْ كَتَبَ عَلىٰ نَفْسِهِ الرَّحْمَةَ قَبْلَ ابْتِدَاءِ خَلْقِهِ،
وَ الْحَمْدُ ِللهِ الَّذِىْ مَنَّ عَلَيْنَا بِحُكَّامٍ يَقُومُونَ مَقَامَهُ لَوْ كَانَ حَاضِراً فِىْ الْمَكَانِ،
وَ لاَ اِلٰهَ اللهُ الَّذِىْ شَرَّفْنَا بِأَوْصِيَاءَ يَحْفَظُونَ الشَّرَائِعَ فِىْ كُلِّ الْأزْمَانِ،
وَ اللهُ اَكْبَرُ الَّذِىْ أظْهَرَ هُمْ لَنَا بِمُعْجِزَاتٍ يَعْجِزُ عَنْهَا الثَّقَلَانِ،
وَ لاَ حَوْلَ وَ لاَ قُوَّةَ الاّ بِاللهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْمِ،
الَّذِىْ أجرَانَا عَلىٰ عَوَائِدِهِ الْجَمِيْلَةِ فِىْ الْأُمَمِ السَّالفِيْنَ.
اَللَّهُمَّ فَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ وَ الثَّنَاءُ الْعَلِيُّ،
كَمَا وَ جَبَ لِوَجْهِكَ الْبَقَاءُ السَّرْمَدِيِّ،
وَ كَمَا جَعَلْتَ نَبِيِّنَا خَيْرَ النَّبِيِّيْنَ،
وَ مُلُوكَنَا أَفْضَلَ الْمخْلُوقِيْنَ،
وَ اخْتَرْتَهُمْ عَلىٰ عِلْمٍ عَلَى الْعٰلَمِيْنَ،
وَ فِّقْنَا لِلسَّعْيِ الىٰ أبْوَابِهِمُ الْعَامِرَةِ اِلى يَوْمِ الدِّيْنِ،
وَ اجْعَلْ أرْوَاحَنَا تَحِنُّ الىٰ مَوْطِنِ الىٰ مَوْطِنِ أقْدَامِهِمْ،
وَ نُفُوسَنَا تَهْوَى النَّظَرَ الىٰ مَجَالِسِهِمْ وَ عَرَصَاتِهِمْ،
حَتّٰى كَأْنَّنَا نُخَاطِبُهُمْ فِىْ حُضُوْرِ أشخَاصِهِمْ.
فَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلَهِمْ مِنْ سَادَةٍ غَائِبِيْنَ،
وَ مِنْ سُلَالَةٍ طَاهِرِيْنَ،
وَ مِنْ أئِمَّةٍ مَعْصُومِيْنَ. اَللَّهُمَّ فَأْذَنْ لَنَا بِدُخُولِ هٰذِهِ الْعَرَصَاتِ،
الَّتِيْ اسْتَعْبَدْتَ بِزِيَارَتِهَا أهْلَ الْأرَضِيْنَ وَ السَّمٰوَاتِ،
وَ أَرْسِلْ دُمُوعَنَا بِخُشُوعِ الْمَهَابَةِ،
وذَلِّلْ جَوَارِحَنَا بِذُلِّ الْعُبُودِيَّةِ،
وَ فَرْضِ الطَّاعَةِ،
حَتّٰى نُقِرَّ بِمَا يَجِبُ لَهُمْ مِنَ الْأعْرَافِ،
وَ الْحَمْدُ ِللهِ،
وَ سَلَامٌ عَلىٰ عِبَادِهِ الَّذِيْنَ اصْطَفٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ الطَّاهِرِيْنَ.
Then kiss the grave and enter humbly crying for surely this is the permission from them, blessings of Allah be on them all.
Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 102, pg. 115

Ziyaarat of Imam-e-Zamaan (a.t.f.s.) in the Holy Cellar The First Ziyaarat Sayed Ali Ibn Taawoos (may Allah illuminate his grave) says, ‘When you finish with the ziyaarat of the tenth and the eleventh Imams (a.s.), go to the cellar, stand on its door and say:
اِلٰهِىْ اِنِّىْ وَ قَفْتُ عَلىٰ بَابِ بَيْتٍ مِنْ بُيُوتِ نَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ،
وَ قَدْ مَنَعْتَ النَّاسَ مِنَ الدُّخُوْلِ الىٰ بُيُوتِهِ اِلَّا بِاِذْنِنهِ،
فَقُلْتَ: ’يَا اَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ آمَنُوا لاَ تَدْخُلُوا بُيُوتَ النَّبِيِّ اِلاَّ أنْ يُؤْذَنَ لَكُمْ.‘ اَللَّهُمَّ وَ انِىْ أعْتَقِدُ حُرْمَةَ نَبِيِّكَ فِىْ غَيْبَتِهِ،
كَمَا أعْتِقِدُ فِىْ حَضْرَتِهِ،
وَ أعْلَمُ أنَّ رُسُلَكَ وَ خُلَفَائَكَ أحْيَاءٌ عِنْدَكَ يُرْزَقُونَ، فَرِحِيْنَ،
يَرَوْنَ مَكَانِىْ وَ يَسْمَعُونَ كَلَامِىْ وَ يَرُدُّونَ سَلَامِىْ عَلَيَّ،
وَ أنَّكَ حَجَبْتَ عَنْ سَمْعِىْ كَلَامَهُمْ وَ فَتَحْتَ بَابَ فَهْمِىْ بِلَذِيْذِ مُنَاجَاتِهِمْ. فَاِنِّيْ اَسْتَأْذِنُكَ يَا رَبِّ أوَ لاً،
وَ أسْتَأْذِنُ رَسُولَكَ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ ثَانِياً،
وَ اَسْتَأْذِنُ خَلِيْفَتَكَ الْاِمَامَ الْمُفْتَرَضَ عَلَيَّ طَاعَتُهُ فِي الدُّخُولِ فِىْ سَاعَتِىْ هٰذِهِ الىٰ بَيْتِهِ،
وَ أسْتَأْذِنُ مَلَائِكَتَكَ الْمُوَكَّلِيْنَ بِهٰذِهِ الْبُقْعَةِ الْمُبَارَكَةِ،
اَلْمُطِيْعَةِ لَكَ السَّامِعَةِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ اَيَّتُهَا الْمَلَائِكَةُ الْمُوَكَّلُونَ بِهٰذَا الْمَشْهَدِ الشَّرِيْفِ الْمُبَارَكِ،
وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ رَكَاتُهُ.
بِاذْنِ اللهِ وَ اِذْنِ رَسُولِهِ وَ اذْنِ خُلَفَائِهِ خُلَفَائِهِ هٰذا الاِمَامِ،
وَ بِاذِنِكُمْ صَلَوَاتُ اللهِ عَلَيْكُمْ أَجْمَعِيْنَ،
أدْخُلُ هٰذا الْبَيْتَ مُتَقَرِّباً اِلَى اللهِ بِاللهِ وَ رَسُولِهِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ الطَّاهِرِيْنَ،
فَكُونُوا مَلَائِكَةَ اللهِ أعْوَانِىْ،
وَ كُونُوا أنْصَارِيْ حَتّٰى أدْخُلَ هٰذَا الْبَيْتَ،
وَ أدْعُوَا اللهَ بِفُنُونِ الدَّعَوَاتِ،
وَ أعْتَرِفَ للهِ بِالْعُبُودِيَّةِ،
وَ لِهٰذَا الْاِمَامِ وَ آبَائِهِ.
صَلَوَاتُ اللهِ عَلَيْهِمْ - بِالطَّاعَةِ.
Then go down placing your right foot first and say:
’بِسْمِ اللهِ وَ بِاللهِ،
وَ فِىْ سَبِيْلِ اللهِ وَ عَلىٰ مِلَّةِ رَسُولِ اللهِ،
أشْهَدُ اَنْ لاَ اِلٰهَ الَا اللهُ وَ حْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَهُ،
وَ أشْهَدُأنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَ رَسُولُهُ‘
Then say
‘اَللهُ اَكْبَرُ’, ‘اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ’, ‘سُبْحَانَ اللهِ’ and ‘لاَ اِِلهَ اِلاَّ اللهُ’.
After reaching in the cellar, face the Qiblah and say:
سَلَامُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ وَ تَحِيَّاتُهُ وَ صَلَوَاتُهُ عَلىٰ مَوْلَايَ صَاحِبِ الزَّمَان،
صَاحِبِ الضِّيَاءِ وَ النُّورِ،
وَ الدِّيْنِ الْمَأْثُورِ،
وَ اللِّوَاء الْمَشْهُورِ،
وَ الْكِتَابِ الْمَنْشُورِ،
وَ صَاحِبِ الدُّهُورِ وَ الْعُصُورِ،
وَ خَلَفِ الْحَسَنِ،
الْاِمَامِ الْمُؤْتَمَنِ،
وَ الْقَائِمِ الْمُعْتَمَدِ،
وَ الْمَنْصُورِ الْمُؤُيَّدِ،
وَ الْكَهْفِ وَ الْعَضُدِ،
وَ عِمَادِ الْاِسْلَامِ وَ رُكْنِ الْأَنَامِ،
وَ مِفْتَاحِ الْكَلَامِ،
وَ وَلِيِّ الْاَحْكَامِ،
وَ شَمْسِ الظَّلَامِ،
وَ بَدْرِ التَّمَامِ،
وَ نَضْرَةِ الْأَيَّامِ،
وَ صَاحِبِ الصَّمْصَامِ،
وَ فَلَّاقِ الْهَامِ،
وَ الْبَحْرِ الْقَمْقَامِ،
وَ السَّيِّدِ الْهُمَامِ وَ حُجَّةِ الْخِصَامِ،
وَ بَابِ الْمَقَامِ لِيَوْمِ الْقِيَامِ. وَ السَّلاَمُ عَلىٰ مُفَرِّجِ الْكُرُبَاتِ،
وَ خَوَّاضِ الْغَمَرَاتِ،
وَ مُنّفِّسِ الْحَسَرَاتِ،
وَ بَقِيَّةِ اللهِ فِىْ أرْضِهِ،
وَ صَاحِبِ فَرْضِهِ،
وَ حُجَّتِهِ عَلىٰ خَلْقِهِ،
وَ عَيْبَةِ عِلْمِهِ،
وَ مَوْضِعِ صِدْقِهِ،
وَ الْمُنْتَهٰى الَيْهِ مَوَارِيْثُ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَ لَدَيْهِ مَوْجُودٌ آثَارُ الْأَوْصِيَاءِ،
وَ حُجَّةِ اللهِ وَ ابْنِ رَسُولِهِ،
وَ الْقَيِّمِ مَقَامَهُ،
وَ وَلِيَّ أمْرِ اللهِ،
وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ. اَللَّهُمَّ كَمَا انْتَجَبْتَهُ لِعِلْمِكَ،
وَ اصْطَفَيْتَهُ،
لِحُكْمِكَ،
وَ خَصَصْتَهُ بِمَعْرِفَتِكَ،
وَ اخْتَرْتَهُ لِنَفْسِكَ،
وَ غشَّيْتَهُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ،
وَ رَبَّيْتَهُ بِنِعْمَتِكَ،
وَ غَذَّيْتَهُ بِحِكْمَتِكَ،
وَ اخْتَرْتَهُ لِنَفْسِكَ،
وَ اجْتَبَيْتَهُ لِبأسِكَ،
وَ ارْتَضَيْتَهُ لِقُدْسِكَ،
وَ جَعَلْتَهُ هَادِياً لِمَنْ شِئْتَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ،
وَ دَيَّانَ الدِّيْنَ بِعَدْلِكَ،
وَ فَصْلَ الْقَضَايَا بَيْنَ عِبَادِكَ. وَ وَعَدْتَهُ أنْ تَجْمَعَ بِهِ الْكَلِمَ،
وَ تُفَرِّجَ بِهِ عَنِ الْاُمَمِ،
وَ تُنِيْرَ بِعَدْلِهِ الظُّلَمِ،
وَ تُطْفِيءَ بِهِ نِيْرَانَ الظُّلْمِ،
وَ تَقْمَعَ بِهِ حَرَّ الْكُفْرِ وَ آثَارَهُ،
وَ تُطَهِّرَ بِهِ بِلَادَكَ،
وَ تَشْفِىْ بِهِ صُدُورَ عِبَادِكَ،
وَ تَجْمَعَ بِهِ الْمَمَالِكَ كُلَّهَا،
قَرِيْبَهَا وَ بَعِيْدَهَا،
عَزِيْزَهَا وَ ذَلِيْلَهَا،
شَرْقَهَا وَ غَرْبَهَا،
سَهْلَهَا وَ جَبَلَهَا،
صَبَاهَا وَ دَبُورَهَا شِمَالَهَا وَ جُنُوبَهَا،
بَرَّهَا وَ بَحْرَهَا،
حُزُوْنَهَا وَ وُعُوررَهَا،
يَمْلأُهَا، قِسْطاً وَ عَدْلاً كَمَا مُلِئَتْ ظُلْماً وَ جَوْراً،
وَ تُمَكَّنَ لَهُ فِيْهَا وَ تُنْجِزَ بِهِ وَعْدَ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ،
حَتّٰى لاَ يَسْتَخْفِيَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنَ الْحَقِّ،
مَخَافَةَ أَحَدٍ مِنَ الْخَلْقِ. اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَيْهِ صَلَاةً تُظْهِرُ بِهَا حُجَّتَهُ،
وَ تُوضِحُ بِهَا بَهْجَتَهُ،
وَ تَرْفَعُ بِهَا دَرَجَتَهُ،
وَ تُؤَيِّدُ بِهَا سُلْطَانَهُ،
وَ تُعَظِّمُ بِهَا بُرْهَانَهُ،
وَ تُشَرِّفُ بِهَا مَكَانَهُ،
وَ تُعْلِىْ بِهَا بُنْيَانَهُ،
وَ تُعِزُّ بِهَا نَصْرَهُ،
وَ تَرْفَعُ بِهَا قَدْرَهُ،
وَ تُسَمِّيْ بِهَا ذِكْرَهُ،
وَ تُظْهِرُ بِهَا كَلِمَتَهُ،
وَ تُكْثِرُ بِهَا نُصْرَتَهُ،
وَ تُعِزُّ بَهَا دَعْوَتَهُ وَ تَزِيْدُهُ بِهَا اِكْرَامًا وَ تَجْعَلُهُ لِلْمُتَّقِيْنَ اِمَامًا وَ تُبَلِّغُهُ فِىْ هٰذا الْمَكَانِ،
مِثْلَ هٰذَا الْأَوَانِ،
وَ فِىْ كُلِّ مَكَانٍ وَ اَوَانٍ،
مِنَّا تَحِيَّةً وَ سَلَاماً،
لاَ يَبْلىٰ جَدِيْدُهُ، وَ لاَ يَفْنىٰ عَدِيْدُهُ.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بَقِيَّةَ اللهِ فِىْ أرْضِهِ وَ بِلَادِهِ، وَ حُجَّتَهُ عَلىٰ عِبَادِهِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَلَفَ السَّلَفِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا صَاحِبَ الشَّرَفِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ الْمْعْبُودِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا كَلِمَةَ الْمحْمُودِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا شَمْسَ الشُّمُوسِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَهْدِيَّ الْاَرْضِ، وَ مُبَيَّنَ عَيْنِ الْفَرْضِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَوْلَايَ يَا صَاحِبَ الزَّمَانِ وَ الْعَالِي الشَّأْنِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَاتِمَ الْاَوْصِيَاءِ وَ ابْنَ خَاتِمِ الْاَنْبِيَاءِ. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُعِزَّ الْاَوْلِيَاءِ وَ مُذِلَّ الْأْعْدَاءِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الْاِمَامُ الْوَحِيْدُ، وَ الْقَائِمُ الرَّشِيْدُ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الْاِمَامُ الْفَرِيْدُ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الْاِمَامُ الْمُنْتَظَرُ، وَ الْحَقُّ الْمُشْتَهَرُ. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الْاِمَامُ الْوَلِيُّ الْمُجْتَبىٰ، وَ الْحَقُّ الْمُنْتَهىٰ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الْاِمَامُ الْمُرْتَجىٰ لِازَالَةِ الْجَوْرِ وَ الْعُدوَانِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الْاِمَامُ الْمُبِيْدُ لِأَهْلِ الْفُسُوقِ وَ الطُّغْيَانِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا الْاِمَامُ الْهَادِمُ لِبُنْيَا نِ الشِّرْكِ وَ النِّفَاقِ، وَ الْحَاصِدُ فُرُوعَ الْغَيِّ وَ الشِّقَاقِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أيُّهَا الْمُدَّخَرُ لِتَجْدِيْدِ الْفَرَائضِ وَ السُّنَنِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا طَامِسَ آثَاررِ ا لزَّيْغِ وَ الْأَهْوَاءِ وَ قَاطِعَ حبَائِلِ الْكَذِبِ وَ الْفِتَنِ وَ الْاِمْتِرَاءِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أيُّهَا الْمُؤَمَّلُ لِاحْيَاءِ الدَّوْلَةِ الشَّرِيْفَةِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا جَامِعَ الْكَلِمَةِ عَلَى التَّقْوىٰ. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بَابَ اللهِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ثَارَ اللهِ اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُحْيِيَ مَعَالِمِ الدِّيْنِ وَ أهْلِهِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا قَاصِمَ شَوْكَةِ الْمُعْتَدِيْنَ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَجْهَ اللهِ الَّذِىْ لاَ يَهْلِكُ وَ لاَ يَبْلىٰ الىٰ يَوْمِ الدِّيْنِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا رُكْنَ الْاِيْمَانِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أيُّهَا السَّبَبُ الْمُتَّصِلُ بَيْنَ الْأرْضِ وَ السَّمَاءِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا صَاحِبَ الْفَتْحِ وَ نَاشِرَ رَايَةِ الْهُدىٰ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُؤَلِّفُ شَمْلِ الصَّلَاحِ وَ الرِّضا.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا طَالِبَ ثَارِ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ، وَ أبْنَاءِ الْأنْبِيَاءِ،
وَ الثَّائِرَ بِدَمِ الْمَقْتُولِ بِكَرْبَلَاءَ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أيُّهَا الْمَنْصُورُ عَلىٰ مَنِ اعْتَدىٰ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ أيُّهَا الْمُضْطَرُّ الْمُجَابُ اِذَا دَعَا،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بِقِيَّةَ الْخَلَائِفِ،
البَرُّ التَّقِيُّ، الْبَاقِىْ،
لِازَالَةِ الْجَوْرِ وَ الْعُدْوَانِ. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ النَّبِيِّ الْمُصْطَفىٰ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ عَلِيٍّ الْمُرْتَضىٰ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ فَاطِمَةَ الزَّهْرَاءِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ خَدِيْجَةَ الْكُبْرىٰ،
وَ ابْنَ السَّادَةِ الْمُقَرَّبِيْنَ،
وَ الْقَادَةِ الْمُتَّقِيْنَ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ النُّجَبَاءِ الْأَكْرَمِيْنَ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الأَصْفِيَاءِ الْمُهْتَدِيْنَ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْهُدَاةِ الْمَهْدِيِّيْنَ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ خِيَرَةِ الْخَيْرِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ سَادَةِ الْبَشَرِ. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْغطَارِفَةِ الْأَكْرَمِيْنَ وَ الْأطَائِبِ الْمُطَهَّرِيْنَ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْبَرَرَةِ الْمُنْتَجَبِيْنَ،
والْخَضَارِمَةِ الْأَنْجَبِيْنَ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْحُجَجِ الْمُنِيْرَةِ،
وَ السُّرُجِ الْمُضِيْئَةِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الشُّهُبِ الثَّاقِبَةِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ قَوَاعِدِ الْعِلْمِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ مَعَادِنِ الْحِلْمِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْكَوَاكِبِ الزَّاهِرَةِ، وَ النُّجُومِ الْبَاهِرَةِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الشُّمُوسِ الطَّالِعَةِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْأَقْمَارِ السَّاطِعَةِ. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ السُّبُلِ الْوَاضِحَةِ وَ الْأَعْلَامِ اللَّائِحَةِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ السُّنَنِ الْمَشْهُورَةِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْمَعَالِمِ الْمَأْثُورَةِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الشَّوَاهِدِ الْمَشْهُودَةِ وَ الْمُعْجِزَاتِ الْمَوْجُودَةِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الصِّرَاطِ الْمُسْتَقِيْمِ وَ النَّبَاءِ الْعَظِيْمِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الَْايَاتِ الْبِيِّنَاتِ وَ الدَّلَائِل الظَّاهِرَاتِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْبَرَاهِيْنِ الْوَاضِحَاتِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ الْحُجَجِ الَْبَالِغَاتِ وَ النِّعَمِ السَّابِغَاتِ،
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ طٰهَ وَ الْمحْكَمَاتِ،
وَ يَا سِيْنَ وَ الذَّارِيَاتِ، وَ الطُّورِ وَ الْعَادِيَاتِ.
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا ابْنَ مَنْ دَنٰى فَتَدَلّٰى،
فَكَانَ قَابَ قَوْسَيْنِ أَوْ أَدْنىٰ،
وَ اقْتَرَبَ مِنَ الْعَلِيِّ الْأَعْلىٰ،
لَيْتَ شِعْرِيْ أيْنَ اسْتَقَرَّتْ بِكَ الْنَّوٰي،
أمْ أَنْتَ بِوَادِيْ طُوىٰ،
عَزِيْزٌ عَلَيَّ أنْ أرَى الْخَلْقَ وَ لاَ تُرىٰ،
وَ لاَ يُسْمَعُ لَكَ حَسِيْسٌ وَ لَا نَجْوىٰ،
عَزِيْزٌ عَلَيَّ أنْ يُرَى الْخَلْقُ وَ لاَ تُرىٰ،
عَزِيْزٌ عَلَيَّ أنْ تُحِيْطَ بِكَ الْأَعْدَاءُ،
بِنَفْسِىْ أنْتَ مِنْ مُغَيَّبٍ مَا غَابَ عَنَّا،
بِنَفْسِىْ أنْتَ مِنْ نَازِحٍ مَا نَزَحَ عَنَّا،
وَ نَحْنُ نَقُولُ: الْحَمْدُ للهِ رَبِّ الْعٰلَمِيْنَ،
وَ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ أجْمَعِيْنَ.
Then raise your hands and pray:
اَللَّهُمَّ أنْتَ كَاشِفُ الْكَرْبِ وَ الْبَلْوىٰ،
وَ الَيْكَ نَشْكُوْا فَقْدَ نَبِيِّنَا،
وَ غَيْبَةَ امَامِنَا وَ ابْنِ،
بِنْتِ نَبِيِّنَا،
اَللَّهُمَّ وَ امْلَأُ بِهِ الْاَرْضَ قِسْطاً وَ عَدْلاً،
كَمَا مُلِئَتْ ظُلْماً وَ جُوراً،
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ أَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ،
وَ أَرِنَا سَيِّدَنَا وَ صَاحِبَنَا وَ اِمَامَنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا صَاحِبَ الزَّمَانِ،
وَ مَلْجَأَ أهْلِ عَصْرِنَا،
وَ مَنْجَا أهْلِ دَهْرِنَا،
ظَاهِرَ الْمَقَالَةِ،
وَ اضِحَ الدَّلَالَةِ،
هَادِياًمِنَ الضَّلَالَةِ،
مُنْقِذاً مِنَ الْجَهَالَةِ. وأظْهِرْ مَعَالِمَهُ،
وَ ثَبَّتْ قَوَاعِدَهُ،
وَ أعِزَّ نَصْرَهُ،
وَ أطِلْ عُمْرَهُ،
وَ اَبْسِطْ جَاهَهُ،
وَ أَحِىْ أمْرَهُ،
وَ أظْهِرْ نُورَهُ،
وَ قَرِّبْ بُعْدَهُ،
وَ أنْجِزْ وَعَدَهُ،
وَ أَوْفِ عَهْدَهُ،
وَ زَيِّنِ الْاَرْضَ بِطُولِ بَقَائِهِ،
وَ دَوَامِ مُلْكِهِ،
وَ عُلُوِّ ارْتِقَائِهِ وَ ارْتِفَاعِهِ،
وَ أَنِرْ مَشَاهِدَهُ،
وَ ثَبِّتْ قَوَاعِدَهُ،
وَ عَظَّمْ بُرْهَانَهُ،
وَ أَمِدَّ سُلْطَانَهُ،
وَ أَعْلِ مَكَانَهُ،
وَ قَوِّأرْكَانَهُ،
وَ أَرِنَا وَ جْهَهُ،
وَ أوْضِحْ بَهْجَتَهُ،
وَ ارْفَعْ دَرَجَتَهُ،
وَ أظْهِرْ كَلِمَتَهُ،
وَ أعِزَّ دَعْوَتَهُ،
وَ أعْطِهِ، سُؤْلَهُ،
وَ بَلِّغْهُ، يَا رَبِّ مَأْمُولَهُ.
وَ شَرِّفْ مَقَامَهُ،
وَ عَظِّمْ اكْروامَهُ،
وَ أعِزَّ بِهِ، الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ،
وَ أَحِىْ بِهِ سُنَنَ الْمُرْسَلِيْنَ،
وَ أذلَّ بِهِ الْمُنَافِقِيْنَ،
وَ أهْلِكْ بِهِ الْجَبَّارِيْنَ،
وَ اكْفِهِ بَغْيَ الْحَاسِدِيْنَ،
وَ أعِذْهُ مِنْ شَرِّ الْكَائِدِيْنَ،
وَ ازْجُرْ عَنْهُ اِرَادَةَ الظَّالِمِيْنَ وَ اَيِّدْهُ بِجُنُوْدٍ مِنَ الْمَلاَئِكَةِ مُسَوِّمِيْنَ وَ سَلِّطْهُ عَلىٰ أعْدَاءِ دِيْنِكَ أجْمَعِيْنَ،
وَ اقْصِمْ بِهِ كُلَّ جَبَّارٍ عَنِيْدٍ،
وَ أخْمِدْ بِسَيْفِه كُلَّ نَارٍ وَقِيْدٍ،
وَ أنْفِذْ حُكْمَهُ فِىْ كُلِّ مَكَانٍ،
وَ أقِمْ بِسُلْطَانِهِ، كُلَّ سُلْطَانٍ،
وَ اَقْمِعْ بِهِ عَبَدَةَ الْأَوْثَانِ،
وَ شَرِّفْ بِهِ، أهْلَ الْقُرْآنِ وَ الْاِيْمَانِ،
وَ أظْهِرْهُ عَلىٰ كُلِّ الْأَدْيَانِ،
وَ اَكْبِتْ مَنْ عَادَاهُ،
وَ أذِلَّ مَنْ نَاوَاهُ،
وَ سْتَأْصِلْ مَنْ جَحَدَ حَقَّهُ،
وَ أَنْكَرَ صِدْقَهُ،
وَ اسْتَهَانَ بِأمْرِهِ،
وَ أرَادَ اِخْمَادَ ذِكْرِهِ،
وَ سَعٰى فِىْ اطْفَاءِ نُورِهِ.
اَللَّهُمَّ نَوِّرْ بِنُورِهِ كُلَّ ظُلْمَةٍ،
وَ اكْشِفْ بِهِ غُمَّةٍ،
وَ قَدِّمْ أمَامَهُ الرُّعْبَ،
وَ ثَبَّتْ بِهِ الْقَلْبِ،
وَ أقِمْ بِهِ نُصْرَةَ الْحَرْبِ،
وَ اجْعَلْهُ الْقَائِمَ الْمُؤُمَّلَ،
وَ الْوَصِيَّ الْمُفَضَّلَ،
وَ الْاِمَامَ الْمُنْتَظَرَ،
وَ الْعَدْلَ الْمُخْتَبَرَ،
وَ امْلَأْ بِهِ الْأَرْضَ عَدْلاً وَ قِسْطاً،
كَمَا مُلِئَتْ جَوْراً وَ ظُلْماً،
وَ أعَنْهُ عَلىٰ مَا وَّلَيْتَهُ وَ اسْتَخْلَفْتَهُ وَ اسْتَرْعَيْتَهُ،
حَتّٰى تُجْرِيَ حُكْمَهُ، عَلىٰ كُلِّ حُكْمٍ،
وَ يَهْدِيْ بِحَقِّهِ كُلَّ ضَلَالَةٍ. وَ احْرُسْهُ اللَّهُمَّ بِعَيْنِكَ الَّتِىْ لَا تَنَامُ،
وَ كْنُفْهُ بِرُكْنِكَ الَّذِىْ لاَ يُرَامُ،
وَ أعِزَّهُ بِعِزِّكَ الَّذِىْ لاَ يُضَامُ،
وَ اجْعَلْنِىْ يَا الٰهِىْ مِنْ عَدَدِهِ وَ مَدَدِهِ،
وَ أنْصَارِهِ وَ أعْوَانِهِ وَ أرْكَانِهِ،
وَ أشْيَاعِهِ وَ أتْبَاعِهِ،
وَ أَذِقْنِىْ طَعْمَ فَرْحَتِهِ،
وَ ألْبِسْنِىْ ثَوْبَ بَهْجَتِهِ،
وَ اَحْضِرْنِىْ مَعَهُ لِبَيْعَتِهِ وَ تَأْكِيْدِ عَقْدِهِ،
بَيْنَ الرُّكْنِ وَ الْمَقَامِ،
عِنْدَ بَيْتِكَ الْحَرَامِ،
وَ وَ فِّقْنِىْ يَا رَبِّ للْقِيَامِ بِطَاعَتِهِ،
وَ الْمَثْوىٰ فِىْ خِدْمَتِهِ،
وَ الْمَكْثَِ فِىْ دَوْلَتِهِ،
وَ اجْتِنَابِ مَعْصِيَتِهِ. فَاِنْ تَوَفَّيْتَنِي اللَّهُمَّ قَبْلَ ذٰلِكَ،
فَاجْعَلْنِىْ يَا رَبِّ فِيْمَنْ يَكِرُّ فِىْ رَجْعَتِهِ،
وَ يَمْلِكُ فِىْ دَوْلَتِهِ،
وَ يَتَمَكَّنُ فِىْ أيَّامِهِ،
وَ يَسْتَظِلُّ تَحْتَ أعْلَامِهِ،
وَ يُحْشَرُ فِىْ زُمْرَتِهِ،
وَ تَقَرُّ بِرُؤْيَتِهِ،
بِفَضْلِكَ وَ أحْسَانِكَ وَ كَرَمِكَ وَ امْتِنَانِكَ،
اِنَّكَ ذُو الْفَضْلِ الْعظِيْمِ،
وَ الْمَنِّ الْقَدِيْمِ،
وَ الْاِحْسَانِ الْكَرِيْمِ
Thereafter, pray twelve units of prayers in your place, read whichever surahs you like and gift it to Imam-e-Zamaan (a.t.f.s.). After every two units of prayers, recite the tasbih of Janab-e-Zahra (s.a.) and say:
اَللَّهُمَّ أنْتَ السَّلاَمُ وَ مِنْكَ السَّلاَمُ وَ الَيْكَ يَعُودُ السَّلاَمُ،
حَيِّنَا رَبَّنَا مِنْكَ بِالسَّلَامِ،
اَللَّهُمَّ اِنَّ هٰذِهِ الرَّكْعَاتِ هَدِيَّةٌ مِنِىْ الىٰ وَلِيِّكَ وَ ابْنِ وَلِيِّكَ،
وَ ابْنِ أوْلِيَائِكَ،
اَلْاِمَامِ ابْنِ الْأَئِمَّةِ،
الْخَلَفِ الصَّالِحِ الْحُجَّةِ،
صَاحِبِ الزَّمَانِ،
فَصَلِّ عَلىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ،
وَ بَلِّغْهُ اِيَّاهَا وَ أعْطِنِىْ أفْضَلَ أَمَلِىْ،
وَ رَجَائِي فِيْكَ وَ فِىْ رَسُولِكَ،
صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلىٰ آلِهِ أجْمَعِيْنَ.
When you are through with the prayers, recite the supplication famous as ‘The supplication in occultation’, which commences with the following words: اللّهمّ عرِّفنِىْ نفسك فانّك ان لم تعرِّفني نفسك لم أعرف رسولك… which we have mentioned in the deeds of Friday and its eve.



Ziyarah at Sirdaab

The following form of ziyarah is quoted from the highly esteemed reference books:
You may stop at the gate of the holy vault and say the following words:
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا خَلِيفةَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya khalifata allahi
Peace be upon you, O vicegerent of Allah

وَخَلِيفَةَ آبَائِهِ ٱلْمَهْدِيِّينَ
wa khalifata aba'ihi almahdiyyina
and vicegerent of your well-guided fathers.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَصِيَّ ٱلأَوْصِيَاءِ ٱلْمَاضِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya wasiyya al-awsiya'i almadina
Peace be upon you, O successor of the past successors (of the Prophets).

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حَافِظَ أَسْرَارِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya hafiza asrari rabbi al`alamina
Peace be upon you, O keeper of the secrets of the Lord of the worlds.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بَقِيَّةَ ٱللَّهِ مِنَ ٱلصَّفْوَةِ ٱلْمُنْتَجَبِينَ
alssalamu `alayka ya baqiyyata allahi min alssafwati almuntajabina
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s remainder from among the elite, select ones.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ ٱلأَنْوَارِ ٱلزَّاهِرَةِ
alssalamu `alayka yabna al-anwari alzzahirati
Peace be upon you, O son of the luminous lights.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ ٱلأَعْلاَمِ ٱلْبَاهِرَةِ
alssalamu `alayka yabna al-a`lami albahirati
Peace be upon you, O son of the splendid signs.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بْنَ ٱلْعِتْرَةِ ٱلطَّاهِرَةِ
alssalamu `alayka yabna al`itrati alttahirati
Peace be upon you, O son of the immaculate progeny.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا مَعْدِنَ ٱلْعُلُومِ ٱلنَّبَوِيَّةِ
alssalamu `alayka ya ma`dina al`ulumi alnnabawiyyati
Peace be upon you, O essence of the Prophetic knowledge.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا بَابَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya baba allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s gate;

ٱلَّذِي لاََ يُؤْتَىٰ إِِلاَّ مِنْهُ
alladhi la yu'ta illa minhu
the only gate from which one can enter to Him.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا سَبِيلَ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `alayka ya sabila allahi
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s course

ٱلَّذِي مَنْ سَلَكَ غَيْرَهُ هَلَكَ
alladhi man salaka ghayrahu halaka
that perdition will be the result of anyone who takes other than it.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نَاظِرَ شَجَرَةِ طُوبَىٰ وَسِدْرَةِ ٱلْمُنْتَهَىٰ
alssalamu `alayka ya nazira shajarati tuba wa sidrati almuntaha
Peace be upon you, O observer of the Tree of Bliss (tuba) and the Farthest Lot-tree.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا نُورَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّذِي لاََ يُطْفَىٰ
alssalamu `alayka ya nura allahi alladhi la yutfa
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s light that never extinguishes.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّتِي لاََ تَخْفَىٰ
alssalamu `alayka ya hujjata allahi allati la takhfa
Peace be upon you, O Allah’s decisive argument that is never hidden.

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

عَلَىٰ مَنْ فِي ٱلأَرْضِ وَٱلسَّمَاءِ
`ala man fi al-ardi walssama'i
against all those on the earth and in the heavens.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ سَلاَمَ مَنْ عَرَفَكَ بِمَا عَرَّفَكَ بِهِ ٱللَّهُ
alssalamu `alayka salama man `arafaka bima `arrafaka bihi allahu
Peace be upon you; a salutation of one who recognizes you as exactly as Allah has introduced you

وَنَعَتَكَ بِبَعْضِ نُعُوتِكَ
wa na`ataka biba`di nu`utika
and one who mentions only some of your characteristics

ٱلَّتِي أَنْتَ أَهْلُهَا وَفَوْقَهَا
allati anta ahluha wa fawqaha
that you are worthy of and even more.

أَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ ٱلْحُجَّةُ عَلَىٰ مَنْ مَضَىٰ وَمَنْ بَقِيَ
ashhadu annaka alhujjatu `ala man mada wa man baqiya
I bear witness that you are the argument against the past and the coming generations,

وَأَنَّ حِزْبَكَ هُمُ ٱلْغَالِبُونَ
wa anna hizbaka hum alghalibuna
your party are the true triumphant,

وَأَوْلِيَاءَكَ هُمُ ٱلْفَائِزُونَ
wa awliya'aka hum alfa'izuna
your friends are the true winners,

وَأَعْدَاءَكَ هُمُ ٱلْخَاسِرُونَ
wa a`da'aka hum alkhasiruna
your enemies are truly losers,

وَأَنَّكَ خَازِنُ كُلِّ عِلْمٍ
wa annaka khazinu kulli `ilmin
you are the keeper of the entire knowledge,

وَفَاتِقُ كُلِّ رَتْقٍ
wa fatiqu kulli ratqin
you are the opener of all closed things,

وَمُحَقِّقُ كُلِّ حَقٍّ
wa muhaqqiqu kulli haqqin
you are the establisher of all truths,

وَمُبْطِلُ كُلِّ بَاطِلٍ
wa mubtilu kulli batilin
and you are the eradicator of all wrong things.

رَضِيتُكَ يَا مَوْلاَيَ إِِمَاماً وَهَادِياً
radituka ya mawlaya imaman wa hadiyan
O my master, I accept you as my leader, guide,

وَوَلِيّاً وَمُرْشِداً
wa waliyyan wa murshidan
master, and adviser.

لاََ أَبْتَغي بِكَ بَدَلاًَ
la abtaghi bika badalan
I never seek any alternative

وَلاَ أَتَّخِذُ مِنْ دُونِكَ وَلِيّاً
wa la attakhidhu min dunika waliyyan
and I never betake myself any master save You.

أَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ ٱلْحَقُّ ٱلثَّابِتُ
ashhadu annaka alhaqqu alththabitu
I bear witness that you are verily the unchanging truth

ٱلَّذِي لاََ عَيْبَ فِيهِ
alladhi la `ayba fihi
that is free of any defect

وَأَنَّ وَعْدَ ٱللَّهِ فِيكَ حَقٌّ
wa anna wa`da allahi fika haqqun
and that Allah’s promise concerning you is so true

لاََ أَرْتَابُ لِطُولِ ٱلغَيْبَةِ وَبُعْدِ ٱلأَمَدِ
la artabu lituli alghaybati wa bu`di al-amadi
that I never doubt no matter how long the occultation will take and the time (of your advent) will be far

وَلاَ أَتَحَيَّرُ مَعَ مَنْ جَهِلَكَ وَجَهِلَ بِكَ
wa la atahayyaru ma`a man jahilaka wa jahila bika
and I will never have misgivings like those who ignore you and ignore the truth that you represent

مُنْتَظِرٌ مُتَوَقِّعٌ لأَيَّامِكَ
muntazirun mutawaqqi`un li'ayyamika
and I am waiting and expecting your age,

وَأَنْتَ ٱلشَّافِعُ ٱلَّذِي لاََ تُنَازَعُ
wa anta alshshafi`u alladhi la tunaza`u
for you are the unmatched intercessor

وَٱلْوَلِيُّ ٱلَّذِي لاََ تُدَافَعُ
walwaliyyu alladhi la tudafa`u
and the irrefutable master.

ذَخَرَكَ ٱللَّهُ لِنُصْرَةِ ٱلدِّينِ
dhakharaka allahu linusrati alddini
Allah has saved you for the support of the religion,

وَإِِعْزَازِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
wa i`zazi almu'minina
for the fortification of the believers,

وَٱلِٱنْتِقَامِ مِنَ ٱلْجَاحِدِينَ ٱلْمَارِقِينَ
walintiqami min aljahidina almariqina
and for retaliating upon the deniers and the apostates.

أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ بِوِلاَيَتِكَ تُقْبَلُ ٱلأَعْمَالُ
ashhadu anna biwilayatika tuqbalu al-a`malu
I bear witness that through the loyalty to you, deeds are approved,

وَتُزَكَّىٰ ٱلأَفْعَالُ
wa tuzakka al-af`alu
acts are purified,

وَتُضَاعَفُ ٱلْحَسَنَاتُ
wa tuda`afu alhasanatu
rewards are doubled,

وَتُمْحَىٰ ٱلسَّيِّئَاتُ
wa tumha alssayyi'atu
and punishments for wrongdoings are erased.

فَمَنْ جَاءَ بِوِلاَيَتِكَ
faman ja'a biwilayatika
Therefore, he who bears loyalty to you

وَٱعْتَرَفَ بِإِِمَامَتِكَ
wa`tarafa bi'imamatika
and recognizes your Imamate

قُبِلَتْ أَعْمَالُهُ
qubilat a`maluhu
will have his deeds approved,

وَصُدِّقَتْ أَقْوَالُهُ
wa suddiqat aqwaluhu
his sayings credited,

وَتَضَاعَفَتْ حَسَنَاتُهُ
wa tada`afat hasanatuhu
his rewards doubled,

وَمُحِيَتْ سَيِّئَاتُهُ
wa muhiyat sayyi'atuhu
and his wrongdoings erased;

وَمَنْ عَدَلَ عَنْ وِلاَيَتِكَ
wa man `adala `an wilayatika
while if he rejects loyalty to you,

وَجَهِلَ مَعْرِفَتَكَ
wa jahila ma`rifataka
ignores the recognition of you,

وَٱسْتَبْدَلَ بِكَ غَيْرَكَ
wastabdala bika ghayraka
and follows anyone else,

كَبَّهُ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ مَنْخَرِهِ فِي ٱلنَّارِ
kabbahu allahu `ala mankharihi fi alnnari
Allah shall throw him down in Hellfire on the nose,

وَلَمْ يَقْبَلِ ٱللَّهُ لَهُ عَمَلاًَ
wa lam yaqbal allahu lahu `amalan
shall never approve of any of his acts,

وَلَمْ يُقِمْ لَهُ يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ وَزْناً
wa lam yuqim lahu yawma alqiyamati waznan
and shall never set up a balance for him on the Day of Resurrection.

أُشْهِدُ ٱللَّهَ وَأُشْهِدُ مَلاَئِكَتَهُ
ushhidu allaha wa ushhidu mala'ikatahu
I ask Allah and His angels

وَأُشْهِدُكَ يَا مَوْلاَيَ بِهٰذَا
wa ushhiduka ya mawlaya bihadha
and you, my master, to testify to this for me;

ظَاهِرُهُ كَبَاطِنِهِ
zahiruhu kabatinihi
the outward of this declaration is as same as its inward,

وَسِرُّهُ كَعَلاَنِيَتِهِ
wa sirruhu ka`alaniyatihi
and its secret is as same as its overtness;

وَأَنْتَ ٱلشَّاهِدُ عَلَىٰ ذٰلِكَ
wa anta alshshahidu `ala dhalika
and you are the witness on this declaration,

وَهُوَ عَهْدِي إِِلَيْكَ
wa huwa `ahdi ilayka
and this is my pledge with you

وَمِيثَاقِي لَدَيْكَ
wa mithaqi ladayka
and my covenant to you

إِِذْ أَنْتَ نِظَامُ ٱلدِّينِ
idh anta nizamu alddini
since you are verily the system of the religion,

وَيَعْسُوبُ ٱلْمُتَّقِينَ
wa ya`subu almuttaqina
the leader of the pious ones,

وَعِزُّ ٱلْمُوَحِّدِينَ
wa `izzu almuwahhidina
and the dignity of the monotheists.

وَبِذٰلِكَ أَمَرَنِي رَبُّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
wa bidhalika amarani rabbu al`alamina
This is the command of the Lord of the Worlds to me.

فَلَوْ تَطَاوَلَتِ ٱلدُّهُورُ
falaw tatawalat aldduhuru
Even if times take longer periods

وَتَمَادَتِ ٱلأَعْمَارُ
wa tamadat al-a`maru
and ages extend,

لَمْ أَزْدَدْ فِيكَ إِِلاَّ يَقِيناً
lam azdad fika illa yaqinan
this will increase in me nothing but more belief in you,

وَلَكَ إِِلاَّ حُبّاً
wa laka illa hubban
love for you,

وَعَلَيْكَ إِِلاَّ مُتَّكَلاًَ وَمُعْتَمَداً
wa `alayka illa muttakalan wa mu`tamadan
reliance on and trust in you,

وَلِظُهُورِكَ إِِلاَّ مُتَوَقِّعاً وَمُنْتَظِراً
wa lizuhurika illa mutawaqqi`an wa muntaziran
anticipation and expectation of your advent,

وَلِجِهَادِي بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ مُتَرَقِّباً
wa lijihadi bayna yadayka mutaraqqiban
and waiting to strive hard in your presence.

فَأَبْذُلُ نَفْسِي وَمَالِي
fa'abdhul nafsi wa mali
So, I sacrifice myself, my fortune,

وَوَلَدِي وَأَهْلِي
wa waladi wa ahli
my sons, my family members,

وَجَمِيعَ مَا خَوَّلَنِي رَبِّي بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ
wa jami`a ma khawwalani rabbi bayna yadayka
and all that which my Lord has granted me for your sake

وَٱلتَّصَرُّفَ بَيْنَ أَمْرِكَ وَنَهْيِكَ
walttasarrufa bayna amrika wa nahyika
and for obeying your orders and refraining from that which you order me not to do.

مَوْلاَيَ فَإِنْ أَدْرَكْتُ أَيَّامَكَ ٱلزَّاهِرَةَ
mawlaya fa'in adraktu ayyamaka alzzahirata
O my master, If I catch your thriving days

وَأَعْلاَمَكَ ٱلْبَاهِرَةَ
wa a`lamaka albahirata
and see your splendid signs,

فَهَا أَنَا ذَا عَبْدُكَ
faha ana dha `abduka
then, here I, a servant of you,

ٱلْمُتَصَرِّفُ بَيْنَ أَمْرِكَ وَنَهْيِكَ
almutasarrifu bayna amrika wa nahyika
am yielding to your orders and abstaining from that which you order me not to do.

أَرْجُو بِهِ ٱلشَّهَادَةَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ
arju bihi alshshahadata bayna yadayka
Through all that, I hope for martyrdom in your presence

وَٱلْفَوْزَ لَدَيْكَ
walfawza ladayka
and success in your view.

مَوْلاَيَ فَإِنْ أَدْرَكَنِيَ ٱلْمَوْتُ قَبْلَ ظُهُورِكَ
mawlaya fa'in adrakani almawtu qabla zuhurika
O my master, but if death comes upon me before your advent,

فَإِنِّي أَتَوَسَّلُ بِكَ
fa'inni atawassalu bika
then I beseech you

وَبِآبَائِكَ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ إِِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ تَعَالَىٰ
wa bi'aba'ika alttahirina ila allahi ta`ala
and your immaculate fathers to mediate for me before Allah the All-exalted

وَأَسْأَلُهُ أَنْ يُصَلِّيَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa as'aluhu an yusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
Whom I pray to send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad

وَأَنْ يَجْعَلَ لِي كَرَّةً فِي ظُهُورِكَ
wa an yaj`ala li karratan fi zuhurika
and to decide for me a return after your advent

وَرَجْعَةً فِي أَيَّامِكَ
wa raj`atan fi ayyamika
and a second life during your days

لأَبْلُغَ مِنْ طَاعَتِكَ مُرَادِي
li'ablugha min ta`atika muradi
so that I will attain obedience to you, which is my desire,

وَأَشْفِيَ مِنْ أَعْدَائِكَ فُؤَادِي
wa ashfiya min a`da'ika fu'adi
and to heal my heart from your enemies.

مَوْلاَيَ وَقَفْتُ فِي زِيَارَتِكَ
mawlaya waqaftu fi ziyaratika
O my master, while I am visiting you, I am standing

مَوْقِفَ ٱلْخَاطِئِينَ ٱلنَّادِمِينَ
mawqifa alkhati'ina alnnadimina
in the position of the repentant wrongdoers,

ٱلْخَائِفِينَ مِنْ عِقَابِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
alkha'ifina min `iqabi rabbi al`alamina
who fear the chastisement of the Lord of the Worlds

وَقَدِ ٱتَّكَلْتُ عَلَىٰ شَفَاعَتِكَ
wa qad ittakaltu `ala shafa`atika
and I am, meanwhile, depending upon your intercession for me

وَرَجَوْتُ بِمُوَالاَتِكَ وَشَفَاعَتِكَ
wa rajawtu bimuwalatika wa shafa`atika
and I, through my loyalty to you and your intercession for me, wish for

مَحْوَ ذُنُوبِي
mahwa dhunubi
eradication of my sins,

وَسَتْرَ عُيُوبِي
wa satra `uyubi
covering of my defects,

وَمَغْفِرَةَ زَلَلِي
wa maghfirata zalali
and forgiveness of my slips.

فَكُنْ لِوَلِيِّكَ يَا مَوْلاَيَ
fakun liwaliyyika ya mawlaya
So, O my master, (please) help me—your servant—

عِنْدَ تَحْقِيقِ أَمَلِهِ
`inda tahqiqi amalihi
to achieve my hope

وَٱسْأَلِ ٱللَّهَ غُفْرَانَ زَلَلِهِ
was'al allaha ghufrana zalalihi
and (please) ask Allah to forgive my slips.

فَقَدْ تَعَلَّقَ بِحَبْلِكَ
faqad ta`allaqa bihablika
Verily, I am clinging to your rope,

وَتَمَسَّكَ بِوِلاَيَتِكَ
wa tamassaka biwilayatika
holding on my loyalty to you,

وَتَبَرَّأَ مِنْ أَعْدَائِكَ
wa tabarra'a min a`da'ika
and declaring my disavowal of your enemies.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa alihi
O Allah, (please) bless Muhammad and his Household

وَأَنْجِزْ لِوَلِيِّكَ مَا وَعَدْتَهُ
wa anjiz liwaliyyika ma wa`adtahu
and fulfill Your promise to Your Vicegerent.

اَللَّهُمَّ أَظْهِرْ كَلِمَتَهُ
allahumma azhir kalimatahu
O Allah, (please) make prevalent his word,

وَأَعْلِ دَعْوَتَهُ
wa a`li da`watahu
elevate his mission,

وَٱنْصُرْهُ عَلَىٰ عَدُوِّهِ وَعَدُوِّكَ
wansurhu `ala `aduwwihi wa `aduwwika
and support him against Your and his enemies,

يَا رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
ya rabba al`alamina
O Lord of the Worlds!

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

وَأَظْهِرْ كَلِمَتَكَ ٱلتَّامَّةَ
wa azhir kalimataka alttammata
and allow Your Perfect Word,

وَمُغَيَّبَكَ فِي أَرْضِكَ
wa mughayyabaka fi ardika
Your concealed one in Your lands,

ٱلْخَائِفَ ٱلْمُتَرَقِّبَ
alkha'ifa almutaraqqiba
the afraid, and the vigilant, to reappear.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱنْصُرْهُ نَصْراً عَزِيزاً
allahumma insurhu nasran `azizan
O Allah, (please) support him with powerful support

وَٱفْتَحْ لَهُ فَتْحاً يَسِيراً
waftah lahu fathan yasiran
and give him a nigh victory.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَأَعِزَّ بِهِ ٱلدِّينَ بَعْدَ ٱلْخُمُولِ
allahumma wa a`izza bihi alddina ba`da alkhumuli
O Allah, (please) fortify the religion through him after it has been sluggish,

وَأَطْلِعْ بِهِ ٱلْحَقَّ بَعْدَ ٱلأُفُولِ
wa atli` bihi alhaqqa ba`da al-ufuli
demonstrate the truth through him after it has declined,

وَأَجْلِ بِهِ ٱلظُّلْمَةَ
wa ajli bihi alzzulmata
remove darkness through him,

وَٱكْشِفْ بِهِ ٱلْغُمَّةَ
wakshif bihi alghummata
and relieve the grief through him.

اَللَّهُمَّ وَآمِنْ بِهِ ٱلْبِلاَدَ
allahumma wa amin bihi albilada
O Allah, (please) spread security over the lands through him

وَٱهْدِ بِهِ ٱلْعِبَادَ
wahdi bihi al`ibada
and guide the servants (of You) through him.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱمْلَأْ بِهِ ٱلأَرْضَ عَدْلاًَ وَقِسْطاً
allahumma imla bihi al-arda `adlan wa qistan
O Allah, (please) fill the earth with justice and equality through him

كَمَا مُلِئَتْ ظُلْماً وَجَوْراً
kama muli'at zulman wa jawran
as it is filled with injustice and wrong.

إِِنَّكَ سَمِيعٌ مُجِيبٌ
innaka sami`un mujibun
Verily, You are All-hearing and Responding.

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

إِئْذَنْ لِوَلِيِّكَ فِي ٱلدُّخُولِ إِلَىٰ حَرَمِكَ
i'dhan liwaliyyika fi alddukhuli ila haramika
(please) permit me, your servant, to enter your sanctuary.

صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْكَ
salawatu allahi `alayka
May Allah’s blessings be upon you

وَعَلَىٰ آبَائِكَ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ
wa `ala aba'ika alttahirina
and upon your immaculate fathers.

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


You may then come to the Occultation Vault and stop between the two doors, holding the door’s side with your hand. You may then hem and haw, as if you are seeking permission of entrance, and say these words:
بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحيمِ
bismillahi alrrahmani alrrahimi
In the Name of Allah; the All-beneficent, the All-merciful.

You may now come down with tranquility and present-heartedness. Offer a two-unit prayer in the yard of the vault and say the following words:
اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ٱللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ٱللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ
allahu akbaru allahu akbaru allahu akbaru
Allah is the Most Great. Allah is the Most Great. Allah is the Most Great.

لاََ إِِلٰهَ إِِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ
la ilaha illa allahu
There is no god save Allah.

وَٱللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ ٱلْحَمْدُ
wallahu akbaru wa lillahi alhamdu
Allah is the Most Great and to Allah be all praise.

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِي هَدَانَا لِهٰذَا
alhamdu lillahi alladhi hadana lihadha
All praise be to Allah Who has guided us to this,

وَعَرَّفَنَا أَوْلِيَاءَهُ وَأَعْدَاءَهُ
wa `arrafana awliya'ahu wa a`da'ahu
made us discriminate between His friends and enemies,

وَوَفَّقَنَا لِزِيَارَةِ أَئِمَّتِنَا
wa waffaqana liziyarati a'immatina
granted us success to visit our Imams,

وَلَمْ يَجْعَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلْمُعَانِدِينَ ٱلنَّاصِبِينَ
wa lam yaj`alna min almu`anidina alnnasibina
and has not made us of the obdurate antagonists (of the truth),

وَلاَ مِنَ ٱلْغُلاَةِ ٱلْمُفَوِّضِينَ
wa la min alghulati almufawwidina
nor of the immoderate indeterminists,

وَلاَ مِنَ ٱلْمُرْتَابِينَ ٱلْمُقَصِّرِينَ
wa la min almurtabina almuqassirina
nor of the suspicious and negligent.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ وَلِيِّ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنِ أَوْلِيَائِهِ
alssalamu `ala waliyyi allahi wabni awliya'ihi
Peace be upon Allah’s vicegerent and son of His vicegerents.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُدَّخَرِ لِكَرَامَةِ أَوْلِيَاءِ ٱللَّهِ
alssalamu `ala almuddakhari likaramati awliya'i allahi
Peace be upon the one saved for achieving dignity of Allah’s intimate servants

وَبَوَارِ أَعْدَاءِهِ
wa bawari a`da'ihi
and for ruining Allah’s enemies.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلنُّورِ
alssalamu `ala alnnuri
Peace be upon the light

ٱلَّذِي أَرَادَ أَهْلُ ٱلْكُفْرِ إِِطْفَاءَهُ
alladhi arada ahlu alkufri itfa'ahu
that the people of atheism intend to extinguish;

فَأَبَىٰ ٱللَّهُ إِِلاَّ أَنْ يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ بِكُرْهِهِمْ
fa'aba allahu illa an yutimma nurahu bikurhihim
but Allah would not allow but that His light should be perfected, despite their contempt.

وَأَيَّدَهُ بِالْحَيَاةِ
wa ayyadahu bilhayati
He thus supported him with survival

حَتَّىٰ يُظْهِرَ عَلَىٰ يَدِهِ ٱلْحَقَّ بِرَغْمِهِمْ
hatta yuzhira `ala yadihi alhaqqa biraghmihim
so that He shall make prevalent the truth at his hands against their will.

أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ ٱصْطَفَاكَ صَغِيراً
ashhadu anna allaha istafaka saghiran
I bear witness that Allah has chosen you since you were little

وَأَكْمَلَ لَكَ عُلُومَهُ كَبِيراً
wa akmala laka `ulumahu kabiran
and perfected His knowledge for you when you grew up;

وَأَنَّكَ حَيٌّ لاََ تَمُوتُ
wa annaka hayyun la tamutu
and that you are alive and you will not die

حَتَّىٰ تُبْطِلَ ٱلْجِبْتَ وَٱلطَّاغُوتَ
hatta tubtila aljibta walttaghuta
before you efface all idols and false deities.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَيْهِ
allahumma salli `alayhi
O Allah, (please) bless him

وَعَلَىٰ خُدَّامِهِ وَأَعْوَانِهِ عَلَىٰ غَيْبَتِهِ وَنَأْيِهِ
wa `ala khuddamihi wa a`wanihi `ala ghaybatihi wa na'yihi
and his servants and those who helped him to occult and hide from sights,

وَٱسْتُرْهُ سَتْراً عَزِيزاً
wasturhu satran `azizan
cover him with invulnerable covering,

وَٱجْعَلْ لَهُ مَعْقِلاًَ حَرِيزاً
waj`al lahu ma`qilan harizan
arrange for him an invincible haven,

وَٱشْدُدِ ٱللَّهُمَّ وَطْأَتَكَ عَلَىٰ مُعَانِدِيهِ
washdud allahumma wat'ataka `ala mu`anidihi
increase, O Allah, Your intensity on those who resist him obdurately,

وَٱحْرُسْ مَوَالِيَهُ وَزَائِرِيهِ
wahrus mawalihi wa za'irihi
and guard his loyalists and visitors.

اَللَّهُمَّ كَمَا جَعَلْتَ قَلْبِي بِذِكْرِهِ مَعْمُوراً
allahumma kama ja`alta qalbi bidhikrihi ma`muran
O Allah, just as You have made my heart full of reference to him,

فَٱجْعَلْ سِلاَحِي بِنُصْرَتِهِ مَشْهُوراً
faj`al silahi binusratihi mashhuran
so also (please) make my weapon prepared in support of him.

وَإِِنْ حَالَ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ لِقَائِهِ
wa in hala bayni wa bayna liqa'ihi
If death that You have made inescapable on Your servants

ٱلْمَوْتُ ٱلَّذِي جَعَلْتَهُ عَلَىٰ عِبَادِكَ حَتْماً
almawtu alladhi ja`altahu `ala `ibadika hatman
and You have made inevitably predestined on Your creatures

وَأَقْدَرْتَ بِهِ عَلَىٰ خَلِيقَتِكَ رَغْماً
wa aqdarta bihi `ala khaliqatika raghman
impedes me from meeting him,

فَٱبْعَثْنِي عِنْدَ خُرُوجِهِ
fab`athni `inda khurujihi
then (please) restore me to life at his advent,

ظَاهِراً مِنْ حُفْرَتِي
zahiran min hufrati
coming out from my hole (i.e. grave),

مُؤْتَزِراً كَفَنِي
mu'taziran kafani
and using my shroud as my garment

حَتَّىٰ أُجَاهِدَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ
hatta ujahida bayna yadayhi
so that I will fight strivingly in his presence

فِي ٱلصَّفِّ ٱلَّذِي أَثْنَيْتَ عَلَىٰ أَهْلِهِ
fi alssaffi alladhi athnayta `ala ahlihi
in the line whose people have been praised by You

فِي كِتَابِكَ فَقُلْتَ:
fi kitabika faqulta
in You Book where You say,

«كَأَنَّهُمْ بُنْيَانٌ مَرْصُوصٌ»
ka'nnahum bunyanun marsusun
“…as if they were a firm and compact wall.”

اَللَّهُمَّ طَالَ ٱلِٱنْتِظَارُ
allahumma tala al-intizaru
O Allah, too long has been the expectation,

وَشَمِتَ مِنَا ٱلْفُجَّارُ
wa shamita bina alfujjaru
the wicked are gloating at our misfortune,

وَصَعُبَ عَلَيْنَا ٱلِٱنْتِصَارُ
wa sa`uba `alayna al-intisaru
and victory has been difficult for us.

اَللَّهُمَّ أَرِنَا وَجْهَ وَلِيِّكَ ٱلْمَيْمُونَ
allahumma arina wajha waliyyika almaymuna
O Allah, (please) show us the blessed face of Your vicegerent

فِي حَيَاتِنَا وَبَعْدَ ٱلْمَنُونِ
fi hayatina wa ba`da almanuni
in our lifetimes and after death.

اَللَّهُمَّ إِِنِّي أَدِينُ لَكَ بِٱلرَّجْعَةِ
allahumma inni adinu laka bilrraj`ati
O Allah, I profess of the Return as my faith

بَيْنَ يَدَيْ صَاحِبِ هٰذِهِ ٱلْبُقْعَةِ
bayna yaday sahibi hadhihi albuq`ati
in the presence of the owner of this area.

الْغَوْثَ ٱلْغَوْثَ ٱلْغَوْثَ
alghawtha alghawtha alghawtha
[I beseech for] Relief, relief, relief.

يَا صَاحِبَ ٱلزَّمَانِ
ya sahiba alzzamani
O Patron of the Age!

قَطَعْتُ فِي وُصْلَتِكَ ٱلْخُلاَّنَ
qata`tu fi wuslatika alkhullana
I have ruptured my relations with many friends in order to build good relations with you,

وَهَجَرْتُ لِزِيَارَتِكَ ٱلأَوْطَانَ
wa hajartu liziyaratika al-awtana
I have deserted my homeland in order to visit you,

وَأَخْفَيْتُ أَمْرِي عَنْ أَهْلِ ٱلْبُلْدَانِ
wa akhfaytu amri `an ahli albuldani
and I have concealed my intention from the peoples of the towns

لِتَكُونَ شَفِيعاً عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ وَرَبِّي
litakuna shafi`an `inda rabbika wa rabbi
so that you may be my intercessor with your and my Lord

إِلَىٰ آبَائِكَ وَمَوَالِيَّ
wa ila aba'ika wa mawaliyya
and with your fathers and my masters,

فِي حُسْنِ ٱلتَّوْفِيقِ لِي
fi husni alttawfiqi li
seeking excellence of success,

وِإِِسْبَاغِ ٱلنِّعْمَةِ عَلَيَّ
wa isbaghi alnni`mati `alayya
conferral of bounties,

وَسَوْقِ ٱلإِحْسَانِ إِِلَيَّ
wa sawqi al-ihsani ilayya
and making charitable acts run towards me.

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

أَصْحَابِ ٱلْحَقِّ
ashabi alhaqqi
the rightful ones

وَقَادَةِ ٱلْخَلْقِ
wa qadati alkhalqi
and the leaders of the creatures,

وَٱسْتَجِبْ مِنِّي مَا دَعَوْتُكَ
wastajib minni ma da`awtuka
and (please) respond to me in what I have besought You for

وَأَعْطِنِي مَا لَمْ أَنْطِقْ بِهِ فِي دُعَائِي
wa a`tini ma lam antiq bihi fi du`a'i
and grant me all that which I have not mentioned in my prayer,

مِنْ صَلاَحِ دِينِي وَدُنْيَايَ
min salahi dini wa dunyaya
such as the uprightness of my faith and my worldly affairs.

إِِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ
innaka hamidun majidun
You are verily worthy of praise and worthy of glory.

وَصَلِّىٰ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ ٱلطَّاهِرِينَ
wa salla allahu `ala muhammadin wa alihi alttahirina
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Immaculate Household.

You may then enter the hall, offer a two-unit prayer, and say the following words:
اَللَّهُمَّ عَبْدُكَ ٱلزَّائِرُ
allahumma `abduka alzza'iru
O Allah, I—Your visiting servant—

فِي فِنَاءِ وَلِيِّكَ ٱلْمَزُورِ
fi fina'i waliyyika almazuri
am in the yard of Your visited vicegerent

ٱلَّذِي فَرَضْتَ طَاعَتَهُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْعَبِيدِ وَٱلأَحْرَارِ
alladhi faradta ta`atahu `ala al`abidi wal-ahrari
the obedience to whom has been made obligatory by You on the slaves and the free

وَأَنْقَذْتَ بِهِ أَوْلِيَاءَكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ ٱلنَّارِ
wa anqadhta bihi awliya'aka min `adhabi alnnari
and through whom You shall save Your intimate servants from the chastisement of Hellfire.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱجْعَلْهَا زِيَارَةً مَقْبُولَةً
allahumma ij`alha ziyaratan maqbulatan
O Allah, (please) decide it to be an admitted visitation

ذَاتَ دُعَاءٍ مُسْتَجَابٍ
dhata du`a'in mustajabin
of a granted prayer

مِنْ مُصَدِّقٍ بِوَلِيِّكَ غَيْرِ مُرْتَابٍ
min musaddiqin biwaliyyika ghayri murtabin
from one who gives full credence to Your vicegerent and who never suspects him.

اَللَّهُمَّ لاََ تَجْعَلْهُ آخِرَ ٱلْعَهْدِ بِهِ وَلاَ بِزِيَارَتِهِ
allahumma la taj`alhu akhira al`ahdi bihi wa la biziyaratihi
O Allah, (please) do not decide this to be the last of my presence and visitation to him

وَلاَ تَقْطَعْ أَثَرِي مِنْ مَشْهَدِهِ
wa la taqta` athari min mashhadihi
and do not cut off my traces in his shrine

وَزِيَارَةِ أَبِيهِ وَجَدِّهِ
wa ziyarati abihi wa jaddihi
and in visitation to his father and grandfather.

اَللَّهُمَّ أَخْلِفْ عَلَيَّ نَفَقَتِي
allahumma akhlif `alayya nafaqati
O Allah, (please) compensate for me my expenditure,

وَٱنْفَعْنِي بِمَا رَزَقْتَنِي
wanfa`ni bima razaqtani
make me benefit from the sustenance that You have provided me

فِي دُنْيَايَ وَآخِرَتِي
fi dunyaya wa akhirati
in my worldly life and in my Next Life,

لِي وَلإِِِخْوَانِي وَأَبَوَيَّ
li wa li'ikhwani wa abawayya
and do the same to my brothers, parents,

وَجَمِيعِ عِتْرَتِي
wa jami`i `itrati
and all of my offspring.

أَسْتَودِعُكَ ٱللَّهَ أَيُّهَا ٱلإِمَامُ
astawdi`uka allaha ayyuha al-imamu
I entrust you with Allah, O Leader

ٱلَّذِي يَفُوزُ بِهِ ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ
alladhi yafuzu bihi almu'minuna
through whom the believers will win

وَيَهْلِكُ عَلَىٰ يَدَيْهِ ٱلْكَافِرُونَ ٱلْمُكَذِّبُونَ
wa yahliku `ala yadayhi alkafiruna almukadhdhibuna
and at whose hands the belying unbelievers will perish.

يَا مَوْلاَيَ يَا بْنَ ٱلْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ
ya mawlaya yabna alhasani bni `aliyyin
O my master! O son of al-Hasan the son of `Ali,

جِئْتُكَ زَائِراً لَكَ وَلأَبِيكَ وَجَدِّكَ
ji'tuka za'iran laka wa li'abika wa jaddika
I have come to you visiting you, your father, and your grandfather,

مُتَيَقِّناً ٱلْفَوْزَ بِكُمْ
mutayaqqinan alfawza bikum
being certain of winning through you,

مُعْتَقِداً إِِمَامَتَكُمْ
mu`taqidan imamatakum
and having full faith in your Imamate.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱكْتُبْ هٰذِهِ ٱلشَّهَادَةَ وَٱلزِّيَارَةَ لِي
allahumma uktub hadhihi alshshahadata walzziyarata li
O Allah, (please) write down this testimony and visitation to me

عِنْدَكَ فِي عِلِّيِّينَ
`indaka fi `illiyyina
with You in the Most Elevated Place,

وَبَلِّغْنِي بَلاَغَ ٱلصَّالِحِينَ
wa ballighni balagha alssalihina
make me attain that which is attained by the righteous ones,

وَٱنْفَعْنِي بِحُبِّهِمْ يَا رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
wanfa`ni bihubbihim ya rabba al`alamina
and make me benefit by my love for them, O Lord of the Worlds.





Another Form of Ziyarah reported by Sayyid Ibn Tawus:
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحَقِّ ٱلْجَدِيدِ
alssalamu `ala alhaqqi aljadidi
Peace be upon the fresh truth

وَٱلْعَالِمِ ٱلَّذِي عِلْمُهُ لاََ يَبِيدُ
wal`alimi alladhi `ilmuhu la yabidu
and the knowledgeable whose knowledge never expires.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ مُحْيِي ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
alssalamu `ala muhyi almu'minina
Peace be upon the reviver of the believers

وَمُبِيرِ ٱلْكَافِرِينَ
wa mubiri alkafirina
and the terminator of the unbelievers.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ مَهْدِيِّ ٱلأُمَمِ
alssalamu `ala mahdiyyi al-umami
Peace be upon the restorer of all nations

وَجَامِعِ ٱلْكَلِمِ
wa jami`i alkalimi
and the combiner of all creeds.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ خَلَفِ ٱلسَّلَفِ
alssalamu `ala khalafi alssalafi
Peace be upon the successor of the ancestors

وَصَاحِبِ ٱلشَّرَفِ
wa sahibi alshsharafi
and the owner of honor.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ حُجَّةِ ٱلْمَعْبُودِ
alssalamu `ala hujjati alma`budi
Peace be upon the argument of the Worshipped (Lord)

وَكَلِمَةِ ٱلْمَحْمُودِ
wa kalimati almahmudi
and the Word of the Praised (Lord).

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ مُعِزِّ ٱلأَوْلِيَاءِ
alssalamu `ala mu`izzi al-awliya'i
Peace be upon the consolidator of the intimate servants (of God)

وَمُذِلِّ ٱلأَعْدَاءِ
wa mudhilli al-a`da'i
and the humiliator of the enemies.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ وَارِثِ ٱلأَنْبِيَاءِ
alssalamu `ala warithi al-anbiya'i
Peace be upon the inheritor of the Prophets

وَخَاتِمِ ٱلأَوْصِيَاءِ
wa khatimi al-awsiya'i
and the seal of the (Prophets’) successors.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْقَائِمِ ٱلْمُنْتَظَرِ
alssalamu `ala alqa'imi almuntazari
Peace be upon the Rising (Imam), the awaited,

وَٱلْعَدْلِ ٱلْمُشْتَهَرِ
wal`adli almushtahari
and the famed establisher of justice.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلسَّيْفِ ٱلشَّاهِرِ
alssalamu `ala alssayfi alshshahiri
Peace be upon the unsheathed sword,

وَٱلْقَمَرِ ٱلزَّاهِرِ
walqamari alzzahiri
the brilliant moon,

وَٱلنُّوُرِ ٱلْبَاهِرِ
walnnuri albahiri
and the dazzling light.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ شَمْسِ ٱلظَّلاَمِ
alssalamu `ala shamsi alzzalami
Peace be upon the sun of darkness

وَبَدْرِ ٱلتَّمَامِ
wa badri alttamami
and the absolutely full moon.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ رَبِيعِ ٱلأَنَامِ
alssalamu `ala rabi`i al-anami
Peace be upon the springtime of humanity

وَنَضْرَةِ ٱلأَيَّامِ
wa nadrati al-ayyami
and the bloom of days.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ صَاحِبِ ٱلصَّمْصَامِ
alssalamu `ala sahibi alssamsami
Peace be upon the holder of sharp sword

وَفَلاَّقِ ٱلْهَامِ
wa fallaqi alhami
and the splitter of heads.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلدِّينِ ٱلْمَأْثُورِ
alssalamu `ala alddini alma'thuri
Peace be upon the long-established faith

وَٱلْكِتَابِ ٱلْمَسْطُورِ
walkitabi almasturi
and the scripture inscribed.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ بَقِيَّةِ ٱللَّهِ فِي بِلاَدِهِ
alssalamu `ala baqiyyati allahi fi biladihi
Peace be upon the left by Allah in His lands

وَحُجَّتِهِ عَلَىٰ عِبَادِهِ
wa hujjatihi `ala `ibadihi
and the argument of Him against His servants

ٱلْمُنْتَهِي إِِلَيْهِ مَوَارِيثُ ٱلأَنْبِيَاءِ
almuntahi ilayhi mawarithu al-anbiya'i
to whom the inheritances of the Prophets end

وَلَدَيْهِ مَوْجوُدٌ آثَارُ ٱلأَصْفِيَاءِ
wa ladayhi mawjudun atharu al-asfiya'i
and with whom the traditions of the elite ones are kept.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمُؤْتَمَنِ عَلَىٰ ٱلسِّرِّ
alssalamu `ala almu'tamani `ala alssirri
Peace be upon the one entrusted with the secret

وَٱلْوَلِيِّ لِلأَمْرِ
walwaliyyi lil-amri
and the one who shall undertake the mission.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْمَهْدِيِّ
alssalamu `ala almahdiyyi alladhi wa`ada allahu `azza wa jalla bihi al-umama
Peace be upon al-Mahdi (the rightly guided)

ٱلَّذِي وَعَدَ ٱللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ بِهِ ٱلأُمَمَ
an yajma`a bihi alkalima
through whom Allah the Almighty and All-majestic promised the nations

أَنْ يَجْمَعَ بِهِ ٱلْكَلِمَ
wa yalumma bihi alshsha`atha
to combine all decrees,

وَيَلُمَّ بِهِ ٱلشَّعَثَ
wa yamla'a bihi al-arda qistan wa `adlan
to bring together all scattered matters,

وَيَمْلَأَ بِهِ ٱلأَرْضَ قِسْطاً وَعَدْلاًَ
wa yumakkina lahu
to fill the earth with fairness and justice,

وَيُمَكِّنَ لَهُ
wa yunjiza bihi wa`da almu'minina
to make possible for him (to win over the all),

وَيُنْجِزَ بِهِ وَعْدَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
ashhadu ya mawlaya
and to fulfill His promise to the believers.

أَشْهَدُ يَا مَوْلاَيَ
annaka wal-a'immata min aba'ika
I bear witness, O my master,

أَنَّكَ وَٱلأَئِمَّةَ مِنْ آبَائِكَ
a'immati wa mawaliyya
that you and the Imams, your fathers,

أَئِمَّتِي وَمَوَالِيَّ
fi alhayati alddunya wa yawma yaqumu al-ashhadu
are my leaders and masters

فِي ٱلْحَيَاةِ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَيَوْمَ يَقُومُ ٱلأَشْهَادُ
as'aluka ya mawlaya
in this worldly life and on the day when the Witnesses will rise (to witness).

أَسْأَلُكَ يَا مَوْلاَيَ
an tas'ala allaha tabaraka wa ta`ala
I thus ask you, O my master,

أَنْ تَسْأَلَ ٱللَّهَ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَىٰ
fi salahi sha'ni
to ask Allah the All-blessed and All-exalted

فِي صَلاَحِ شَأْنِي
wa qada'i hawa'iji
to set aright all my affairs,

وَقَضَاءِ حَوَائِجِي
wa ghufrani dhunubi
to grant me all my needs,

وَغُفْرَانِ ذُنُوبِي
wal-akhdhi biyadi
to forgive my sins,

وَٱلأَخْذِ بِيَدِي
fi dini wa dunyaya wa akhirati
and to lead me rightly

فِي دِينِي وَدُنْيَايَ وَآخِرَتِي
li wa li'ikhwani wa akhawati almu'minina walmu'minati kaffatan
in the affairs of my faith, worldly life, and the Next Life,

لِي وَلإِِِخْوَانِي وَأَخَوَاتِي ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ كَافَّةً
innahu ghafurun rahimun
as well as the affairs of my all believing brothers and sisters.

إِِنَّهُ غَفوُرٌ رَحِيمٌ
alssalamu `ala alhaqqi aljadidi
Verily, He is All-forgiving, All-merciful.


You may then offer the twelve-unit prayer of ziyarah, separating between each two units with a Taslim statement (i.e. the last part of prayers). You may then utter the (famous) Tasbih al-Zahra' litany and provide all that as present to the Imam. Upon accomplishment, you may say the following prayer:
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ حُجَّتِكَ فِي أَرْضِكَ
allahumma salli `ala hujjatika fi ardika
O Allah, (please) bless Your Argument in Your land,

وَخَلِيفَتِكَ فِي بِلاَدِكَ
wa khalifatika fi biladika
Your representative in Your countries,

ٱلدَّاعِي إِلَىٰ سَبِيلِكَ
aldda`i ila sabilika
the caller to Your way,

وَٱلْقَائِمِ بِقِسْطِكَ
walqa'imi biqistika
the establisher of Your justice,

وَٱلْفَائِزِ بِأَمْرِكَ
walfa'izi bi'amrika
the winner of Your decree,

وَلِيِّ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ
waliyyi almu'minina
the guardian of the believers,

وَمُبِيرِ ٱلْكَافِرِينَ
wa mubiri alkafirina
the terminator of the unbelievers,

وَمُجَلِّي ٱلظُّلْمَةِ
wa mujalli alzzulmati
the eliminator of darkness,

وَمُنِيرِ ٱلْحَقِّ
wa muniri alhaqqi
the illuminator of the truth,

وَٱلصَّادِعِ بِٱلْحِكْمةِ
walssadi`i bilhikmati
the expounder with wisdom,

وَٱلْمَوْعِظَةِ ٱلْحَسَنَةِ وَٱلصِّدْقِ
walmaw`izati alhasanati walssidqi
excellent exhortation, and veracity,

وَكَلمَتِكَ وَعَيْبَتِكَ
wa kalimatika wa `aybatika
Your Word, the carrier of Your secrets,

وَعَيْنِكَ فِي أَرْضِكَ
wa `aynika fi ardika
Your Eye in Your lands,

ٱلْمُتَرَقِّبِ ٱلْخَائِفِ
almutaraqqibi alkha'ifi
the vigilant, the afraid,

ٱلْوَلِيِّ ٱلنَّاصِحِ
alwaliyyi alnnasihi
the sincere vicegerent,

سَفِينَةِ ٱلنَّجَاةِ
safinati alnnajati
the ark of salvation,

وَعَلَمِ ٱلْهُدَىٰ
wa `alami alhuda
the pennon of right guidance,

وَنُورِ أَبْصَارِ ٱلْوَرَىٰ
wa nuri absari alwara
the light of the eyes of all creatures,

وَخَيْرِ مَنْ تَقَمَّصَ وَٱرْتَدَىٰ
wa khayri man taqammasa wartada
the best of all those who dress shirts and garments,

وَٱلْوِتْرِ ٱلْمَوْتُورِ
walwitri almawturi
the unique whose folks have not been avenged yet,

وَمُفَرِّجِ ٱلْكُرَبِ
wa mufarriji alkurabi
the reliever of agonies,

وَمُزِيلِ ٱلْهَمَّ
wa muzili alhammi
the remover of distress,

وَكَاشِفِ ٱلْبَلْوَىٰ
wa kashifi albalwa
and the mitigator of ordeals.

صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ
salawatu allahi `alayhi
Allah’s blessings be incessantly upon him

وَعَلَىٰ آبَائِهِ ٱلأَئِمَّةِ ٱلْهَادِينَ
wa `ala aba'ihi al-a'immati alhadina
and upon his fathers, the guiding Imams

وَٱلْقَادَةِ ٱلْمَيَامِينِ
walqadati almayamini
and the blessed leaders

مَا طَلَعَتْ كَوَاكِبُ ٱلأَسْحَارِ
ma tala`at kawakibu al-ashari
whenever stars of early dawn rise,

وَأَوْرَقَتِ ٱلأَشْجَارُ
wa awraqat al-ashjaru
trees are furnished with leaves,

وَأَينَعَتِ ٱلأَثْمَارُ
wa ayna`at al-athmaru
fruits are yielded,

وَٱخْتَلَفَ ٱللَّيْلُ وَٱلنَّهَارُ
wakhtalafa allaylu walnnaharu
night and day follow each other,

وغَرَّدَتِ ٱلأَطْيَارُ
wa gharradat al-atyaru
and birds warble.

اَللَّهُمَّ ٱنْفَعْنَا بِحُبِّهِ
allahumma infa`na bihubbihi
O Allah, (please) make us benefit by our love for him

وَٱحْشُرْنَا فِي زُمْرَتِهِ
wahshurna fi zumratihi
and gather us in his group

وَتَحْتَ لِوَائِهِ
wa tahta liwa'ihi
and under his pennon.

إِلٰهَ ٱلْحَقِّ آمِينَ
ilaha alhaqqi amina
O God of Truth, respond.

رَبَّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ
rabba al`alamina
O Lord of the Worlds!





Following Duas are recommended to be recited at the Sardab ( Vault)

1. Seeking Aid From Imam al-Mahdi (Al-Istighathah bi’l-Hujjah.) as quoted from the book of al-Kalim al-Tayyib.

2.In his book of Misbah al-Za'ir, Sayyid Ibn Tawus has dedicated a chapter to the devotional acts at the holy vault where he has mentioned six forms of ziyarah. and Supplication of Lamentation (Du`a' al-Nudbah)

3.Ziyarat recited every day after the Fajr (dawn) Prayer, which is the seventh form of ziyarah
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4. Du`a' al-`Ahd (Supplication of the Covenant) which we have been ordered to say in the Occultation Age, and the prayer that is said when we intend to leave that holy sanctuary.

5.Du`a after Ziarat/Farewell- Sardaab -Allhumma Idfa Waliyak

There are Many duas related to Imam Mahdi(ajtfs) which can be recited

Sayyid Ibn Tawus then starts mentioning these rites.
-- Common Ziarat Ahlulbayt(as)--
Ziarat Jamia Kabira
Ziarat Jamia Saghira
Ziarat Ameenullah
Saalwaat Zarrab Isfahani




Invocation of Blessings upon Imam al-Mahdi
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَأَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa ahli baytihi
O Allah, (please) send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household

وَصَلِّ عَلَىٰ وَلِيِّ ٱلْحَسَنِ
wa salli `ala waliyyi alhasani
and send blessings upon al-Hasan’s vicegerent,

وَوَصِيِّهِ وَوَارِثِهِ
wa wasiyyihi wa warithihi
successor, and inheritor;

ٱلْقَائِمِ بِأَمْرِكَ
alqa'imi bi'amrika
the establisher of Your decrees,

وَٱلْغَائِبِ فِي خَلْقِكَ
walgha'ibi fi khalqika
the absent among Your creatures,

وَٱلْمُنْتَظِرِ لإِِِذْنِكَ
walmuntaziri li'idhnika
and the awaiting for Your permission.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَيْهِ
allahumma salli `alayhi
O Allah, (please) bless him,

وَقَرِّبْ بُعْدَهُ
wa qarrib bu`dahu
make imminent his remoteness,

وَأَنْجِزْ وَعْدَهُ
wa anjiz wa`dahu
fulfill Your promise to him,

وَأَوْفِ عَهْدَهُ
wa awfi `ahdahu
keep Your pledge to him,

وَٱكْشِفْ عَنْ بَأْسِهِ حِجَابَ ٱلْغَيْبَةِ
wakshif `an ba'sihi hijaba alghaybati
reveal the screen of occultation against his power,

وَأَظْهِرْ بِظُهُورِهِ صَحَائِفَ ٱلْمِحْنَةِ
wa azhir bizuhurihi saha'ifa almihnati
manifest the pages of ordeal through his advent,

وَقَدِّمْ أَمَامَهُ ٱلرُّعْبَ
wa qaddim amamahu alrru`ba
bring the horror before him,

وَثَبِّتْ بِهِ ٱلْقَلْبَ
wa thabbit bihi alqalba
make firm the heart through him,

وَأَقِمْ بِهِ ٱلْحَرْبَ
wa aqim bihi alharba
wage the war through him,

وَأَيِّدْهُ بِجُنْدٍ مِنَ ٱلْمَلاَئِكَةِ مُسَوِّمِينَ
wa ayyid-hu bijundin min almala'ikati musawwimina
aid him with marked troops from the heavens,

وَسَلِّطْهُ عَلَىٰ أَعْدَاءِ دِينِكَ أَجْمَعِينَ
wa sallithu `ala a`da'i dinika ajma`ina
give him full dominance over all the enemies of Your religion,

وَأَلْهِمْهُ أَنْ لاََ يَدَعَ مِنْهُمْ رُكْناً إِلاَّ هَدَّهُ
wa alhimhu an la yada`a minhum ruknan illa haddahu
and inspire him not to leave any corner of them but that he demolishes it,

وَلاَ هَاماً إِلاَّ قَدَّهُ
wa la haman illa qaddahu
any head but that he splits it,

وَلاَ كَيْداً إِلاَّ رَدَّهُ
wa la kaydan illa raddahu
any trick but that he frustrates it,

وَلاَ فَاسِقاً إِلاَّ حَدَّهُ
wa la fasiqan illa haddahu
any sinful one but that he exposes him to punishment,

وَلاَ فِرْعَوْنَ إِلاَّ أَهْلَكَهُ
wa la fir`awnan illa ahlakahu
any tyrant but that he annihilates him,

وَلاَ سِتْراً إِلاَّ هَتَكَهُ
wa la sitran illa hatakahu
any screen but that he exposes it,

وَلاَ عَلَماً إِلاَّ نَكَّسَهُ
wa la `alaman illa nakkasahu
any pennon but that he lowers it,

وَلاَ سُلْطَاناً إِلاَّ كَسَبَهُ
wa la sultanan illa kasabahu
any authority but that he seizes it,

وَلاَ رُمْحاً إِلاَّ قَصَفَهُ
wa la rumhan illa qasafahu
any lance but that he smashes it,

وَلاَ مِطْرَداً إِلاَّ خَرَقَهُ
wa la mitradan illa kharaqahu
any spear but that he shatters it,

وَلاَ جُنْداً إِلاَّ فَرَّقَهُ
wa la jundan illa farraqahu
any troops but that he takes them apart,

وَلاَ مِنْبَراً إِلاَّ أَحْرَقَهُ
wa la minbaran illa ahraqahu
any pulpit but that he burns it,

وَلاَ سَيْفاً إِلاَّ كَسَرَهُ
wa la sayfan illa kasarahu
any sword but that he breaks it,

وَلاَ صَنَماً إِلاَّ رَضَّهُ
wa la sanaman illa raddahu
any idol but that he bruises it,

وَلاَ دَماً إِلاَّ أَرَاقَهُ
wa la daman illa araqahu
any blood but that he sheds it,

وَلاَ جَوْراً إِلاَّ أَبَادَهُ
wa la jawran illa abadahu
any persecution but that he annihilates it,

وَلاَ حِصْناً إِلاَّ هَدَمَهُ
wa la hisnan illa hadamahu
any fortress but that he destroys it,

وَلاَ بَاباً إِلاَّ رَدَمَهُ
wa la baban illa radamahu
any door but that he fills it up,

وَلاَ قَصْراً إِلاَّ خَرَّبَهُ
wa la qasran illa kharrabahu
any castle but that he destroys it,

وَلاَ مَسْكَناً إِلاَّ فَتَّشَهُ
wa la maskanan illa fattashahu
any house but that he scans it,

وَلاَ سَهْلاًَ إِلاَّ أَوْطَأَهُ
wa la sahlan illa awta'ahu
any plain but that he treads on it,

وَلاَ جَبَلاًَ إِلاَّ صَعِدَهُ
wa la jabalan illa sa`idahu
any mountain but that he climbs it,

وَلاَكَنْزاً إِلاَّ أَخْرَجَهُ
wa la kanzan illa akhrajahu
and any treasure but that he extracts it;

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

When Shaykh al-Mufid mentioned the aforesaid form of ziyarah that begins with the following words:
اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ٱللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ٱللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ
allahu akbaru allahu akbaru allahu akbaru
Allah is the Most Great. Allah is the Most Great. Allah is the Most Great.

لاََ إِِلٰهَ إِِلاَّ ٱللَّهُ…
la ilaha illa allahu…
There is no god save Allah…

he (i.e. Shaykh al-Mufid), commenting, said the following:
According to another way of narration, you may say the following words while descending to the holy vault:
اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَىٰ ٱلْحَقِّ ٱلْجَدِيدِ
alssalamu `ala alhaqqi aljadidi
Peace be upon the fresh truth

وَٱلْعَالِمِ ٱلَّذِي عِلْمُهُ لاََ يَبِيدُ…
wal`alimi alladhi `ilmuhu la yabidu…
and the knowledgeable whose knowledge never expires…

So, he referred to the previously mentioned form of ziyarah up to the end. He then said:
You may now offer the twelve-unit prayer of ziyarah, separating between each two units with a Taslim statement.
You may then say the following supplicatory prayer, which is reported from Imam al-Mahdi (`a) himself:
إِلٰهِي عَظُمَ ٱلْبَلاَءُ
ilahi `azuma albala'u
O my God, ordeal has become immeasurable.

وَبَرِحَ ٱلْخَفَاءُ
wa bariha alkhafa'u
The hidden has become exposed.

وَٱنْكَشَفَ ٱلْغِطَاءُ
wankashafa alghita'u
The covered has been disclosed.

وَضَاقَتِ ٱلأَرْضُ
wa daqat al-ardu
The earth has become narrow (despite its vastness).

وَمُنِعَتِ ٱلسَّمَاءُ
wa muni`at alssama'u
The sky has been prevented (from giving its blessings).

وَإِلَيْكَ يَا رَبِّ ٱلْمُشْتَكَىٰ
wa ilayka ya rabbi almushtaka
And to You, O my Lord, is the complaint.

وَعَلَيْكَ ٱلْمُعَوَّلُ فِي ٱلشِّدَّةِ وَٱلرَّخَاءِ
wa `alayka almu`awwalu fi alshshiddati walrrakha'i
Upon You is the reliance in hardships and leisure.

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِهِ
allahumma salli `ala muhammadin wa alihi
O Allah, (please do) send blessings upon Muhammad and his Household

ٱلَّذينَ فَرَضْتَ عَلَيْنَا طَاعَتَهُمْ
alladhina faradta `alayna ta`atahum
the obedience to whom has been made obligatory upon us by You,

فَعَرَّفْتَنَا بِذٰلِكَ مَنْزِلَتَهُمْ
fa`arraftana bidhalika manzilatahum
and whose (special) rank has been thus made known for us by You,

فَرِّجْ عَنَّا بِحَقِّهِمْ
farrij `anna bihaqqihim
(please do) relieve our ordeals in the name of them

فَرَجاً عَاجِلاً
farajan `ajilan
with a relief that is as immediate

كَلَمْحِ ٱلْبَصَرِ أَوْ هُوَ أَقْرَبُ
kalamhi albasari aw huwa aqrabu
as the twinkling of an eye or even closer.

يَا مُحَمَّدُ يَا عَلِيُّ
ya muhammadu ya `aliyyu
O Muhammad! O `Ali!

يَا عَلِيُّ يَا مُحَمَّدُ
ya `aliyyu ya muhammadu
O `Ali! O Muhammad!

أُنْصُرَانِي فَإِنَّكُمَا نَاصِرَايَ
unsurani fa'innakuma nasiraya
(Please) support me, for you both do support me,

وَٱكْفِيَانِي فَإِنَّكُمَا كَافِيَانِ
wakfiyani fa'innakuma kafiyani
and save me, for you both do save.

يَا مَوْلاَيَ يَا صَاحِبَ ٱلزَّمَانِ
ya mawlaya ya sahiba alzzamani
O my master! O Patron of the Age!

ٱلْغَوْثَ ٱلْغَوْثَ ٱلْغَوْثَ
alghawtha alghawtha alghawtha
(I beseech you for) relief! (I beseech you for) relief! (I beseech you for) relief!

أَدْرِكْنِي أَدْرِكْنِي أَدْرِكْنِي
adrikni adrikni adrikni
(Please do) come to my aid! (Please do) come to my aid! (Please do) come to my aid

This supplicatory prayer is of a high esteem; it is therefore advisable to repeat it in the holy sanctuary of Imam al-Mahdi (`a) as well as other places. I have previously mentioned it in the first section of the book, yet with little difference is statements.

Another Salwaat Imam Mahdi(ajtfs) Friday