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Section Twenty Nine

أَللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ حَمْدَ الشَّاكِرِينَ لَكَ عَلَى مُصَابِهِمْ، الْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ عَلَى عَظِيمِ رَزِيَّتِي، أَللَّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِي شَفاعَةَ الْحُسَيْنِ يَوْمَ الْوُرُودِ، وَثَبِّتْ لِي قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ عِنْدَكَ مَعَ الْحُسَيْنِ وَأَصْحابِ الْحُسَيْنِ الَّذِينَ بَذَلُوا مُهَجَهُمْ دُونَ الْحُسَيْنِ.

“O’ Allah! To you belongs the praise, the praise of those who are thankful to You for their tribulations. All Praise belongs to Allah for my intense grief. O’ Allah, grant me the blessing of intercession of Husayn on the Day of Appearance (before You) and strengthen me with a truthful stand in Your presence along with Husayn and the companions of Husayn – those people who sacrificed everything for Husayn.”

The final section of this Ziyarat which is recited in Sajdah – again, showing that this visitation is directed towards Allah and that He is always in our sight is one of thanks. We confirm that we praise Him just as those who have been plagued with tribulations glorify and sing his praise.

We also conclude our visitation with asking Allah for the permission of Husayn to intercede for us on the Day when we shall all be gathered in His presence to be accountable for our sins and that we are able to stand alongside Husayn and his companions – those who sacrificed whatever they had for his cause.

With this, we bring our visitation to the grandson of the Prophet to a close and ask Allah to accept our actions and to grant us the ability to be able to manifest all which we have said in this supplication. We also ask Allah to give us the strength to be able to love those whom He has commanded us to love and to hate those whom He has commanded us to hate. We also ask for the Tawfeeq to be able to follow the footsteps of Husayn and that we are able to reject the “Islam” of Yazid and the likes of him...

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