on the authority of Musa ibn Imran an-Nakha`ee that he told Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Musa ibn Ja`far ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn al-Hussein ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib1 (MGB): "O Son of the Prophet of God! Please teach me words to say that are both eloquent and perfect
1 Imam Hadi
that I may say whenever I visit anyone of you."1 Then the Imam (MGB) said:
"Stop when you arrive at the door. Express the two testimonies2 after you have performed the ritual bathing. And then when-you enter and see the tomb, stop and say God is the Greatest!" thirty times. Then take short steps, be serene and calm, and approach the tomb. Then stop and say "God is the Greatest!" thirty times. Then get closer to the tomb and say: "God is the Greatest!" forty times, so that you complete saying it for one-hundred times. Then say:
Assalaamu `Alaykum Yaa Ahla Baytin-Nubuwwah, Wa Mawdhi`ar-Risaalah, Wa Mukhtalafal-Malaasikah, Wa Mahbit`al-Wah`y, Wa Ma`dinar-Rah`mah, Wa Khuzzanal-I1m, Wa Muntahal-H`ilm, Wa Us`oolal-Karam, Wa Qaadatal Umam,
Peace be upon you! O Members of the Household of Prophethood, and position of the prophetic mission and
1 Meaning any of the Immaculate Imams (MGB).
2 Say: "I bear witness that there is no god but God. I bear witness that Muhammad is God`s Messenger."
where angels will come and go: The landing sites for the descension of revelations, the treasurers of affection, the treasurers of knowledge, the limits of patience, the fundamentals of magnanimity, the commanders of the nations.
Wa `Anaas`iral-Abraar, Wa Da`aasimal-Akhyaar, Wa Saasatal-7baad, Wa Arkaanal Bilaad, Wa Abwaabal-`Eemaan, Wa Umanaa`Ar-Rah`maan, Wa Sulaalatal-Anbiyaa`, Wa S`afwatal-Mursaleen, Wa `Itrata Khiyarati Rabbil- `Aalameen, Wa Rah`matul-Laahi Wa Barakaatuh.
And the masters of the pious ones, the sources of benevolence, the pillars of the company of the good, the managers of the affairs of the servants, the chiefs of the towns, and the gates to belief, the Trustees of the Merciful, the progeny of the Prophets, the elite of the Messengers and the best progeny established by the Lord of the two worlds. And the grace of God and His blessings be upon you.
Assalaamu `Alaa Almmatil-Hudaa, Wa Mas`aabeeh`ad-Dujaa, Wa A`laamat-Tugaa, Wa D`awin-Nuhaa, Wa Kahfal-Waraa, Wawarathatil-Anbiyaa`, Wad-Da`watil-H`usnaa, Wa H`ujajil-Laahi `Alaa Ahlid-Dunyaa
Wal-Aakhirati Wal-Oola, Wa Rah`matullaahi Wabarakaatuh.
Peace be upon the leaders towards guidance, the lanterns for darkness, the signs of piety, the possessors of intelligence, and the origins of sagacity. Peace be upon the leaders who are the secure turning point for mankind, the inheritors of the Prophets, the best similitude and the best call, and the proofs of God for the people in the Hereafter and this world. And may the grace of God and His blessings be upon you.
Assalaamu `Alaa Mah`aa(a)11i-Ma`rifatil-Laah, Wamasaakini Barakatil-Laah, Wama`aadini H`ikmatil-Laah, Wah`afazhati Sirril-Laah, Wah`amalati Kitaabil-Laah, Wa Aws`iyaa`i Nabiyyil-Llaah, Wa D`urriyyati Rasoolil-Laahi S`allal-Laahu `Alayhi Wa Aalih, Wa Rah`matull-Laahi Wabarakaatuh.
Peace be upon the centers of divine recognition and the sources of God`s blessings: And the treasurers of God`s wisdom, the guardians of God`s secrets, the carriers of God`s Book, the Trustees of God`s Prophet, and the progeny of God`s Messenger (MGB). And may the grace of God and His blessings be upon you.
Assalaamu `Alad-Du`aati Ilal-Laah, `Alaa
Mardhaatil-Laah, Wal-Mustaqirreena Fee Amril-Laah, Wat Taa(a)Mmeena Fee Mah`abbatil-Laah, Wal-Mukhlis`eena Fee Tawh`eedil-Laah, Wal-Muzhhireena Li-Amril-Laahi Wa Nahyih, Wa `Thaadihil-Mukrameen, Allad`eena Laa Yasbiqoonahoo Bil-Qawli Wahum Bi-Amrihee Ya`maloon, Warah`matul-Laahi Wabarakaatuh.
Peace be upon the callers to God, and the directors towards God`s satisfaction, the steadfast ones in divine_ decrees and in what He has admonished against, the ones filled with the love of God, the sincere ones in their belief in God`s unity, the ones who manifest divine decrees, and what He has admonished against, and the noble servants who never proclaim anything other than what He has declared, those that act according to His orders! And may the grace of God and His blessings be upon you.
Assalaamu Wal-Qaadatil-Hudaa, Wa,s Saadatil-Wulaa, Wad`-D`aadatil-H`umaa, Wa Ahlid`-Dhikr, Wa Ulil-Amr, Wa Baqiyyatil-Laah, Wa Khiyarattnee Wa H`izbih, Wa `Aybati Wa H`ujjatihee Wa S`iraat`ih, Wa Noorihee Wa Burhaanih, Wa Rah`matul-Laahi Wabarakaatuh.
Peace be upon the leaders who invite; the commanders to the right guidance and the Masters of the believers; and the defenders of the rights of the oppressed; and the people who remember (God); and the possessors of authority; and God`s remainder; and His chosen ones, His party, the trunk of His knowledge, His proof, His path, His light, and His proof. May the grace of God and His blessings be upon you.
Ashhadu An Laa Ilaaha Illal-Laah, Wah`dahoo Laa Shareeka Lah, Kamaa Shahidal-Laahu Linafsih, Washahidat Lahoo Malaa`Ikatuh, Wa`ulul-71mi Min Khalqih, Laa Ilaaha Illaa HuwalJAzeezul-H`akeem, Wa Ashhadu Anna Muh`ammadan `Abduhul-Muntajab, Warasooluhul-Murtadhaa, Arsalahoo Bil Hudaa Wa Deenil-H`aqq, Liyuzhhirahoo `Alad-Deeni Kullih, Walaw Karihal-Mushrikoon.
I bear witness that there is no god but God and there are no partners for Him, as that is God`s testimony for Himself, and that is His angels testimony for Him, and the testimony of His Possessors of Knowledge1 among His creatures for Him. I bear witness that there is no god but Him the Honorable the Wise. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant - the chosen one - and his Messenger - the content one. God has sent him with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, that he may proclaim it over all religions, even though the pagans may detest it.
Waashhadu Annakumul-A`immatur-Raashidoon, Al Mandiyyoonal-Ma`s`oomoon, Al-Mukarramoonal-Muqarraboon, Al-Muttagoonas`-S`aadiqoon, Al-Mus`t`afawnal-Mut`ee`oona
1 The Imams (MGB).
Lillaah, Al-Qawwaamoona Bi-Amrih, AlJAamiloona Bi Iraadatih, Al-Faalzoona Bi-Karaamatih.
And I bear witness that you are the leaders who walk in righteousness, the ones who guide, the infallible ones, the highly honored ones, the close ones (to God), the pious ones, and the truthful ones. You are the chosen ones, and the ones obedient to God. You are the ones steadfast in following His Decrees. You are the ones who act according to His Will. You are the triumphant ones due to His Nobility.
Is`t`afaakum War-Tadhaakum Lighaybih, Wakh Taarakum Lisirrih, Waj-Tabaakum Biqudratih, Wa A`azzakum Bihudaah, Wa Khas`s`akum Biburhaanih, Wantajabakum Linoorih, Wa Ayyadakum Birooh`ih, Warad`iyakum Khulafaa`a Fee Ard`ih.
You are chosen by His Knowledge. You are pleased with His religion. And you are chosen for His Secrets. You are chosen by His Power. And you are honored by His Guidance. You are dedicated to be His Proof, and you are chosen for His Illumination. You are approved of by His Spirit, and He has approved of your leadership on His Earth.
Wah`ujajan `Alaa Bariyyatih, Wa Ans`aaran Lideenih, Wa H`afazhatan Lisirrih, Wa Khazanatan Wa
Mustawda`an Li-H`ikmatih, Wa Taraajimatan Li-Wah`yih, Wa-Arkaanan Li-Tawh`eedih, Wa Shuhadaas A `Alga Khalqih, Wa Alaaman Li-Ibaadih, Wa Manaaran Fee Bilaadih, Wa Adillaa` A `Alaa S`iraat`ih.
He has established you as His Proofs over His creatures, and as helpers of His Religion, as guardians of His Secrets, as treasures of His Knowledge, as a depository of His Wisdom, as translators of His Revelations, as the pillars of His Unity, as witnesses over His creatures, as signs for His servants, as landmarks in His towns, and as conductors on His Way.
`As`amakumul-Laahu Minaz-Zalal, Wa Aamanakum Minal Fitan, Wa T`ahharczkum Minad-Danas, Wa Adhhaba `Ankunzur-Rijsa, Wa T`ahharakum Tat`heeraa, Fa `Azhzhamtum Jalaalah, Wa Akbartum Sha`nah, Wa Majjadtum Karamah, Wa Adamtum Dhikrah, Wawakkadtum Meethaaqah, Wa Ah`kanztum `Aqda T`aa`atih, Wa Nas`ah`tum Lahoo Fis Sirri Wal- `Alaaniyah, Wa Da`awtum Ilaa Sabeelihee Bil H`ikmati Wal-Maw`izhatil-H`asanah.
God protected you from slippage, secured you from sedition, purified you from impurities, cleansed you of any uncleanliness and purified you - what a purification. Then you glorified His Magnificence, and held high His Rank. You praised His Magnanimity, continued His remembrance, stressed His Covenant, and strengthened the bonds of His Obedience. You guided the people in secret and in public
towards Him, and invited them to His Path employing wisdom and eloquent sermons.
Wa Badhaltum Anfusakum Fee Mardhaatih, Wa S`abartum `Alaa Maa As`aabakum Fee Janbih, Wa Aqamtums`-S`alaa, Wa Aataytumuz-Zakaa, Wa Amartum Bin-Ma`roof, Wa Nahaytum Anil-Munkar, Wajaahadtum Fee Sabeelil-Laahi H`aqqa Jihaadih, H`attaa A`lantum Da`watah, Wabayyanturn Faraaldhah, Wa Aqamtum H`udoodah.
You gave your lives to please Him. You suffered any calamities that befell you due to being on His Side. You established the prayers. You paid the alms-tax. You advised to do/What is right, and you admonished against doing what is Wrong. You struggled in the way of God in the best manner until you made His call public, clarified what He has made obligatory, established His Limits.
Wanashartum Sharaa`i`a Ah`kaamih, Wasanantum Stennatah, Was`irtum Fee Dhaalika Minhu Ilar-Rid`aa, Wasallamtum Lahul-Qad`aa, Was`addaqtum Min Rusulihee Man Mad`aa, War Raaghibu, `Ankum Maariq, Wal-Laazimu Lakum Laah`iq, Wal Muqas`s`iru Fee H`aqqikum Zaahiq, Wal-H`aqqu Ma`akum Wa Feekum Waminkum Wa Ilaykum, Wa Antum Ahluhoo Wa Masclinuh,
You expanded His Jurisprudence and clearly expressed His Traditions. You went to Him and in so doing you submitted to what He destined and acknowledged His previously sent Messengers. Therefore whoever turns away from you is an apostate, and whoever stays with you joins you. Whoever neglects your rights will perish. The Truth is with you, in you, from you, and goes towards you. You are the people of the Truth, and its treasure.
Wameeraathun-Nubuwwati `Indakum, Wa Iyaabul-Khalqi Ilaykum, Wah`isaabuhum `Alaykum, Wafas`lul-Khit`aabi `Indakum, Wa Aayaatullaahi Ladaykum, Wa `Azaalmuhoo Feekum, Wanooruhoo Waburhaanuhoo `Indakum, Wa Amruhoo Ilaykum, Man Waalaakum Faqad Waalal-Laah, Wa Man `Aadaakum Faqad `Aadal-Laah, Waman Ah`abbakum Faqad Ah`abbal-Laah, Waman Abghad`akum Faqad Abghad`al-Laah, Wamani`tas`ama Bikum Faqadi`-Tas`ama Billaah.
The inheritance of the Prophets is with you. The return of the people is to you, their reckoning is with you, and the elucidation of the message is carried out by you. The verses of God are with you, and His Obedience is accomplished by you. His Light and Proof are with you. His Decrees are entrusted to you. Whoever is your friend is indeed God`s friend. Whoever is your enemy is indeed the enemy of God. Whoever loves you indeed loves God. Whoever adheres to you has indeed adhered to God.
Wantumus`-S`iraat`ul-Aqwam, Was-Sabeelul-A`zham, Wa Shuhadaa`U Daaril-Fanaa, Washufa`aa`U Daaril-Baqaa, War Rah`matul-Maws`oolah, Wal-Aayatul-Makhzoonah, Wal Amaanatul-Mah foozhah, Wal-Baabul-Mubtalaa Bihin-Naas, Man Ataakum Najaa, Waman Lam Ya`Tikum Halak, Ilal Laahi Tad-`oon, Wa Tadulloon, Wabihee TumMinoon, Walahoo Tusallimoon, WabrAmrihee Ta`maloon, Wa Ilaa Sabeelihee Turshidoon, Wabiqawlihee Tah`kumoon.
You are the most direct path towards God. You are the witnesses in this ephemeral abode, and are the ones who intercede in the eternal abode. You are the continous mercy, the stored signs, and the protected trusteeship. You are the gate through which people are tested. Whoever comes to you is saved, and whoever does not gets destroyed. You call unto God, and reason on His Behalf. You believe in Him, submit to Him, act according to His Decrees and direct us towards His Path. You rule according to His Words.
Sa`ida Man Waalaakum, Wahalaka Man `Aadaakum, Wakhaaba Man Jah`adakum, Wad`alla Man Faaraqakum, Wafaaza Man Tamassaka Bikum, Wa Amina Man Laja`A
Ilaykum, Wasalima Man S`addagakum, Wahudiya Mani`- Tas`ama Bikum, Maint-Taba`akum Fal-Jannatu Ma`waah, Waman Khaalafakum Fan-Naaru Mathwaah, Waman Jah`adakum Kaafir, Waman H`aarabakum Mushrik, Waman Radda `Alaykum Fee Asfali Darkin Minal-Jah`eem.
I swear by God that whoever makes friends with you becomes prosperous, whoever becomes your enemy is destroyed, and whoever denies you fails, whoever separates from you has gone astray, whoever adheres to you has become victorious, whoever takes refuge in you is safe and sound, whoever acknowledges you attains peace, whoever comes under your custody is guided, whoever follows you his abode will be in Paradise, whoever opposes you his dwelling place will be in the Fire, whoever denies you is an unbeliever, whoever fights with you is a polytheist, and whoever rejects you will have the lowest rank in the Fire.
Ashhadu Anna Haadhaa Saabiqun Lakum Feemaa Mad`aa, Wajaarin Lakum Feemaa Baqee, Wa Anna Arwaah`akum Wanoorakum Wa T`eenatakum Waah`idah, T`aabat Wa T`ahurat Ba`d`uhaa Min Ba`d`, Khalaqakumul-Laahu Anwaaraa, Faja`alakum Bi-C4rshihee Muh`diqeen, H`attaa Manna `Alaynaa Bikum, Faja`alakum Fee Buyootin Adhinal Laahu An Turfa`a Wa Yudhkara Feehas-Muh, Wa Ja`ala S`alaatana `Alaykum Wa Maa Khas`s`anaa Bihee Min
Wilaayatikum T`eeban Likhal-Qinaa, Wat`ahaaratan Li Anfusinaa Watazkiyatan Lanaa, Wakaffaaratan Lidhunoobinaa.
I bear witness that these issues have held true for you in the past as they will hold true for the rest of the time. I bear witness that your spirits, light, and nature are all the same. You have each obtained health and purity from the other. God created you as rays of light. Then He set you up encircling His Throne until He favored us with you. Then He established you in homes which God permitted to be honored and in which His Name is mentioned. And He established that we say supplications to you, and that we love you. He has made unique to us as a means of goodness of our temper, cleanliness of ourselves, purification of us; and as expiation for our sins.
Fakunnaa `Indahoo Musallimeena Bifad`likum, Wama`roofeena Bitas`deeqinaa Iyyaakum, Fabalaghal-Laahu Bikum Ashrafa ah`allil-Mukarrameen, Wa A`laa Manaazilil-Muqarrabeen, Wa Arfa`a Darajaatinl-Mursaleen, H`aythu Laa Yalh`aquhoo Laah`iq, Wa Laa Yafooquhoo Faasiq, Walaa Yasbiquhoo Saabiq, Walaa Yat`ma`u Fee Idraakihee T`aami`.
As we submit to your nobility near Him and are known to acknowledge you. Thus may God grant you the most honorable position among those held in honor and the highest mansions of those nearest to God, and the highest ranks among the Trustees of the Messengers where no one who is not deserving can reach and no transgressor can attain supremacy, no rival can outrun, no greedy one can be voracious to obtain.
H`attaa Laa Yabqaa Malakun Muqarrab, Wa Laa Nabiyyun Mursal, Wa Laa S`iddeequn Walaa Shaheed, Wa Laa `Aalimun Wa Laa Jaahil, Wa Laa Daniyyun Wa Laa Faad`il, Wa Laa Mu`Minun S`aalih`, Wa Faajirun T`aalih`, Wa Laa Jabbaarun `Aneed, Wa Laa Shait`aanum Mareed, Wa Khalqun Fee Maa Bayna Dhaalika Shaheed, Illaa `Arrafahum Jalaalata Amrikum, Wa `Izhama Khat`arikum, Wa Kibara ShaWikum, Watamaama Noorikum, Wa S`idqa Maqaa`idikum, Wa Thabaata Maqaamikum, Wa Sharafa Mah`illikum, Wa Manzilatikum `Indah, Wa Karaamatakum `Alayh, Wakhaas`s`atakum Ladayhi, Waqurba Manzilatikum Minh.
So then there remains no nearby-stationed angels, Messengers, trusted friends, martyrs, scholars, ignorant ones, debased ones, noble ones, good believers, viscious villains, obstinate oppressors, nor recalcitrant Satans. Nor any creature among them remains as a witness unless God makes them realize the loftiness of your decrees, the exaltedness of your significance, the greatness of your rank, and the perfection of your light, the truthfulness of your stations, the firmness of your standing, the honor of your position and your residence near Him, your being honored by Him, and your being especial in His court, and the extent of the closeness of your position near Him.
Bi-Abee Antum Wa Ummee Wa Ahlee Wa Maalee Wa Usratee, Ushhidul-Laaha Wa Ushhidukum Annee MuWinun Bikum Wabimaa Aamantum Bih, Kaafirun Bi`aduwwikum Wabimaa Kafartum Bih, Mustabs`irun BishaWikum, Wabid`alaalati Man Khaalafakum, Muwaalin Lakum Wa Li-Awliyaalkum, Mubghid`un Li-A`daa1kum, Wa Mu`aadin Lakum, Silmun Liman Saalamakum, Wah`arbun Liman H`aarabakum, Muh`aqqiqun Limaa H`aqqaqtum, Mubt`ilun Limaa Abt`altum, Mut`ee`un Lakum, `Aarifun Bih`aqqikum, Muqirrun Bifad`likum.
May my father, mother, spouse, property, and family be your ransom! God and you bear witness that I believe in you and what you believe in. I renounce your enemies, and that by which they have disowned you. I am fully aware of your stature, and of the deviation of those who oppose you. I am your friend and a friend of your friends. I despise your enemies and am their adversary. I am at peace with those who are at peace with you. I am at war with those who are at war with you. I accept as true whatever you verify, and consider as false whatever you refute. I obey you. I recognize your rightfulness. I confess your nobility.
Muh`tamilun Muh`tajibun Bidhimmatikum, Mu`tarifun Bikum, Bi-Iyaabikum, Mus`addiqun Biraj`atikum, Muntazhirun Li-Amrikum, Murtaqibun Lidawlatikum, Aakhidhun Bigawlikum, `Aamilun Bi-Amrikum, Mustajeerun Bikum, Zaa Lakum, Laa`Dhun `Aa`Dhun Biquboorikum, Mustashfi `tin Ilal-Laahi `Azza Wa Jalla Bikum, Wamutaqarribun Bikum Ilayh, Wamuqaddimukum Amaama T`alibatee Wa H`awaa`Ijee Tea Iraadatee, Fee Kulli Ah`waalee Umooree.
I deliver your knowledge. I seek protection under your shelter. I confess to you. I believe that you will return. I testify to your promised return. I am awaiting your orders. I am awaiting your reign. I hold fast to what you have said. I carry out your orders. I take shelter in your neighborhood. I make pilgrimage visits to you. I seek refuge in you since for me your `resting abodes` are sanctuaries. I ask God the Honorable the Exalted for your intercession, and I seek nearness to Him through you. Under all cir*****stances I put the first priority in you rather than my wants, needs, desires and all affairs.
Mu`Minun Bisirrikum Wa`akaaniyatikum, Washaahidikum Waghaa`Ibikum, Wa Awwalikum Wa Aakhirikum, Wa Mufawwid`un Fee Dhaalika Kullihee Ilaykum, Wamusallimun Feehi Ma`akum, Waqalbee Lakum Musallim, Wara`Yee Lakum Taba`, Wanus`ratee Lakum Mu`addah, H`attaa Yyh`yiyal Laahu Ta`aalaa Deenahoo Bikum, Wa Yaruddakum Fee Ayyaamih, Wayuzhhirakum Wa Yumakkinakum Fee Ard`ih.
I am a believer in what you have kept as secrets and what you have made public, in your presence and absence - your first one and your last one. I entrust all my affairs in this regard to you. And I submit to God in this regard along with you. And I whole-heartedly believe in you. My viewpoints agree with yours. I am ready to assist you until God the Most High revives His Religion through you; and brings you back during His Days; and makes you victorious for the sake of His Justice. He makes you powerful on His Earth.
Fama`akum Ma`akum Laa Ma`a Ghayrikum, Aamantu Bikum, Watawallaytu Aakhirakum Bimaa Tawallaytu Bihee Awwalakum, Wabari`Tu Ilal-Aahi `Azza Wajalla Min A`daalkum, Warninal-Jibti Wat`-T`aaghoot, Wash Shayaat`eeni Wa H`izbihim, Azh-Zhaalimeena Lakum, Wal Jaah`ideena Lih`aqqikum, Wal-Maariqeena Min Wilaayatikum, Wal-Ghaas`ibeena Li-Irthikum, Wash-Shaa(aKkeena Feekum,
Wal-Munh`arifeena `Ankum, Warnin Kulli Waleejatin Doonakum, Wakulli Mut`aa`in Siwaakum, Waminal AsImmatil-Ladheena YadJoona Ilan-Naar. Then I am with you. I am not with your enemies. I believe in you. I love the last one of you just as much as I love the first one. I acquit myself near God of your enemies, of sorcery and evil, the Satans, and their party that is oppressive to you, and of the ones who denied your rightfulness, the apostates of your divine leadership, the ones who usurped your inheritance, and of the ones who doubted in you, the ones who deviated from you. And I acquit myself of all intimate friends but you, and of obeying anyone but you, and of the leaders who invite us towards the Fire.
Fathabbataniyal-Laahu Abadan Maa H`ayeetu `Alaa Muwaalaatikum, Wamah`abbatikum Wadeenikum, Wawaffaqanee Lit`aa`atikum, Warazaqanee Shafaa`atakurn, Waja`alanee Min Khiyaari Mawaaleekum, At-Taabi`eena Limaa Da`awtum Ilayh, Waja`alanee Mimman Yaqtas`s`u Aathaarakum, Wayasluku Sabeelakum, Wayahtadee Bihudaakum, Wayuh`sharu Fee Zumratikum, Wa Yakirru Fee Raj`atikum, Wayumallaku Fee Dawlatikum, Wayusharrafu Fee `Aafiyatikum, Wayumakkanu Fee Ayyaamikum, Wa Taqarru `Aynuhoo Ghadan Biru`Yatikum.
May God make me steadfast in your assistance, friendship, love, and religion for as long as I live. May He grant me success in obeying you, and grant me your intercession, and establish me as one of your best followers who follow what you invite them to. And establish me as one who investigates your traces and trots on your path, is guided by your guidance, is resurrected amongst you, returns when you return, attains rule in your government, is honored due to your health, gets established during your time, and gets pleased to see you.
Bi-Abee Antum Wa Ummee Wanafsee Wa Ahlee Wamaalee, Man Araadal-Laaha Bada`A Bikum, Waman Wah`h`adahoo Qabila `Ankum, Waman Qas`adahoo Tawajjaha Bikum, Mawaaliyya Laa Uh`s`ee Thanaa`Akum, Walaa Ablughu Minal Mad-H`i Kunhakum, Waminal-Wasfi Qadrakum, Wa Antum Moorul-Akhyaar, Wa Hudaatul-Abraar, Wa H`ujajul-Jabbaar, Bikum Fatah`al-Laah, Wabikum Yakhtimul-Laah, Wabikum Yunazzilul-Ghayth, Wabikum Yumsikus-Samaa`A An Taqa`a `Alal-Ard`i Illaa Bi-Idhnih, Wabikum Yunaffisul-Hamma Wa Yakshiful-D`urr.
May my father, mother, spouse, property, and possessions be your ransom! Whoever desired to reach God started out with you. And whoever considers Him to be the One and Only has accepted this belief from you. And whoever intended to go
towards Him was directed towards you. O my Masters! Your praise is beyond measure. Your true nature is beyond praise. Your majesty is beyond description. And you are the light of the Company of the Good. And you are the true guidance for the pious, and the proofs of the Omnipotent.1 God has initiated everything with you, and He shall terminate everything with you. He will send down rain due to you. For your sake He will prevent the sky from collapsing down unto the Earth without His Permission. He will remove the sorrows through you. And He will solve the difficulties through you.
Wa `Indakum Maa Nazalat Bihee Rusuluh, Wahabat`at Bihee Malaa7katuh, Wa Ilaa Jaddikum... (Akheeka) Bu`ithar Rooh`ul-Ameen, Aataakumul-Laahu Maa Lam Yu`Ti Ah`adan MinalJAalameen, ra`T`asA Kullu Shareefin Lisharafikum, Wabakha`a Kullu Mutakabbirin Lit`aa`Atikum, Wakhad`a`a Kullu Jabbaarin Lifadlikum, Wadhalla Kullu Shay`In Lakum, Wa Ashraqatil-Ard`u Binoorikum, Wafaazal-Faa`Izoona Biwilaayatikum, Bikum Yuslaku Ilar-Rid`waan, Wa `Alaa Man Jah`ada Wilaayatakum Ghad`abur-Rah`maan.
And whatever He has sent down to His Messenger brought down by the angels is near you (i.e. the Imams). And the
Spirit of Faith and Truth (Gabriel)1 - was dispatched to your forefather (Muhammad (MGB)). [And if you are visiting the shrine of the Commander of the Faithful (MGB) say: "And the Spirit of Faith and Truth - was dispatched to your brother (implying the Prophet Muhammad (MGB).] God has granted you what He would not grant to any of the people of the two worlds. All the noble ones bow down to your dignity. And all the arrogant ones humble themselves in your obedience. And all the powerful people yield to your nobility. All things yield themselves to you. The Earth is lit up with your light. The triumphant ones become victorious due to your friendship. One can trot towards Paradise with your assistance. And the Wrath of God Most Gracious is upon those who disclaim your Trusteeship.
Abee Antum Wa Ummee Wa Nafsee Wa Ahlee Wa Maalee, Dhikrukum Fidh-Dhaakireen, Wa Asmaa`Ukum Wa Ajsaadukum Fil-Ajsaad, Wa Arwaah`ukum Fil-Arwaah`, Wa Anfusukum Fin-Nufoos, Wa Aatharukum Fil-Aathaar, Wa Quboorukum Fil-Quboor, Fa Maa Ah`laa Asmaa`Akum, Wa Akrama Anfiisakum, Wa A`zhama ShaWakum, Wa Ajalla Khat`arakum, Wa Awfaa `Ahdakum, Wa As`daqa Wa`dakum.
May my father, mother, myself, my spouse and my property be your ransom! You are remembered as other people are
1 `Rooh-ul-amin` or Gabriel who came with the inspired Messages to the Holy Prophet (MGB).
remembered. Your names are mentioned among other people`s names. Your corpses are buried among other people`s corpses. Your spirits are among other people`s spirits. Your souls are among other souls. Your traces are among other traces. Your tombs are among other tombs. However, how delightful are your names! And how noble are your souls! How majestic is your honor! How exalted is your significance! How honored are your promises!
Kalaamukum Noor, Wa Amrukum Rushd, Wa Was`iyyatukumut-Taqwaa, Wa Fi`lukumul-Khayr, Wa `Aadatukumul-Ih`saan, Wasajiyyatukumul-Karam, Washa`nukumul-H`aqqu Was`-S`idqu War-Rifq, Waqawlukum H`ukmun Wah`atm, Wara`Yukum `Ilmun Wa H`ilmun Wah`azm, In Dhukiral-Khayru Kuntum Awwalah, Wa As`lahoo Wa Far`ahoo Wa Ma`dinah, Wama`Maahu Wamuntahaah.
Your words are similar to light! Your decrees are a basis for growth! Your advice is to be God-fearing! And your deeds are good! Your habits are Kindnesses! Your nature is generosity! Your concern is truth, honesty and moderation! Your words are full of wisdom and are binding! Your opinions are full of knowledge, patience and wisdom! Indeed whenever there is a mention of goodness, you are the first, the next, the source, and the termination of goodness!
Bi-Abee Antum Wa Ummee Wa Nafsee, Kayfa As`ifu H`usna Thanaalkum, Wa Uh`s`ee Jameela Balaalkum, Wabikum Akhrajanal-Laahu Minadh-Dhull, Wafarraja `Annaa Ghamaraatil-Kuroob, Wa Anqadhanaa Min Shafaa Jurufil Halakaati Waminan-Naar, Bi-Abee Antum Wa Ummee Wa Nafsee, Bimuwaalaatikum `Allarnanal-Llahu Ma`aalima Deeninaa, Wa As`lah`a Maa Kaana Fasada Min Dunyaanaa, Wabimuwaalaatikum Tammatil-Kalimah, Wa `Azhumatin Ni`mah, Wa` Talafatil-Furqah.
May my father, mother, myself, my spouse and my property be your ransom! How can I describe the charm of your praise? How can I measure the nobility of your rank? And God has taken us out of the state of humiliation and has alleviated us from overwhelming anguish: And has saved us from the verge of the cliff of destruction and the Fire. May my father, mother, and myself be your ransom! God taught us the secrets of our religion by our following you. And He improved whatever of our worldly affairs that had become ruined. And by our following you the Word was perfected, the blessings were expanded, and disunion was converted into union.
Wa Bimuwaalaatikum TuqbaluC-T`aa`atul-Muftarad`ah, Walakurnul-Mawaddatul-Waajibah, Wad-Darajaatur-Rafee`ah, Wal-Maqaamul-Mah`mood, Wal-Makaanul-Ma`loomu Laahi `Azza Wajall, Wal-JaahulJAzheem, Wash-Sha`NulKabeer, Wash-Shafaa`atul-Maqboolah, Rabbanaa Aamannaa Bimaa Anzalta Wat-Taba`nar-Rasoola Faktubnaa Ma`ash Shahideen, Rabbanaa Laa Tuzigh Quloobabaa Ba`da Idh Hadaytanaa Wahab Lanaa Min Ladunka Rah`matan Innaka Antal-Wahhaab, Subh`aana Rabbinaa In Kaana Wa`du Rabbinaa Lamaf`oolaa.
God accepted our obligatory deeds from us by our following you. And cordiality for you is obligatory, and you have high ranks, and a commendable station near God - the Most High and a known place, a great high rank, a high status, and accepted intercession. Our Lord! We believe in what Thou hast revealed, and we follow the Apostle; then write down our names among those who bear witness. Our Lord! (they say), Let not our hearts deviate now after Thou hast guided us, but grant us mercy from Thine own Presence; for Thou art the Grantor of bounties without measure. Glory be to our Lord! Truly has the promise of our Lord been fulfilled!
Yaa Wiliyyal-Laah, Inna Baynee Wa Baynal-Laahi `Azza Wa Jalla Dhunooban Laa Ya`Tee `Alayyaa Illaa Rid`aakum, Fabih`aqqi Mani`-Tamanakum `Alaa Sirrih, Wastar`aakum Amra Khalqih, Waqarana T`aa`atakum Bit`aa`atih, Lammas Tawhabtum Dhunoobee, Wakuntum Shufa`aa`Ee, Fa-Innee Lakum Mut`ee`, Man At`aa`akum Faqad At`aa`al-Laah, Waman `As`aakum Faqad Waman Ah`abbakum Faqad Ah`abbal-Laah, Waman Abghad`akum Faqad Abghad`al-Laah.
O friend of God [O friends of God]! Indeed there are sins in between me and God that cannot be removed unless you approve. By the One who has established you as His Trustees of His Secrets and has entrusted the affairs of His creatures to you, and has equated your obedience with His own obedience: Please ask for the forgiveness of my sins, and be the ones who intercede on my behalf as I am obedient to you and whoever is obedient to you has indeed obeyed God. Whoever disobeys you is disobedient to God. And whoever loves you has indeed loved God. And whoever despises you has indeed loathed God.
Allaahumma Law Wajadtu Shufa`aa`A Aqrabu Ilayka Min Muh`ammadin Wa Ahli Baytihil-Akhyaaril-Almmatil-Abraari Laja`altuhum Shufa`aa`Ee, Fabih`aqqihimul-Ladhee Awjabta Lahum `Alayk, As`Aluka An Tudkhilanee Fee Jumlatil `Aarifeena Bihim Wabih`aqqihim, Wa Fee Zumratil-
Marh`oomeena Bishafaa`atihim, Innaka Arh`amur-Raah`imeen, WAs`allal-Laahu `Alaa Muh`ammadin Wa Aalihir-T`aahireen, Wasallama Tasleeman Katheera, Wa H`asbunal-Laahu Wa Ni`mal-Wakeel.
O God! Could I have ever found ones to intercede near Thee on my behalf who would be closer to Thee than Muhammad and the Members of his Household - the leaders of the Company of the Good - the pious ones? I beseech Thee by their right that Thou establish them as the ones to intercede on my behalf. I ask Thee to place me amongst those who know them and recognize their rightfulness, and amongst those who hope for their intercession, as Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful. And may God`s Blessings, and Salutations with much respect be upon our Master Muhammad and his Household. And for us God sufficeth, and He is the best disposer of affairs.
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